* Posts by Trollslayer

657 posts • joined 21 Dec 2009

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Banks don’t give a 2FA

Trollslayer

More gadgets

I manage without this by using non dictionary dual factors, one of which uses two random letters at a time.

Nothing written down an no numeric sequences.

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UK will be 'cut off' from 'full intelligence picture' after Brexit – Europol strategy man

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In which case

We will cut them off.

Oh, which country CURRENTLY in the EU has the greatest military power?

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Officials, lack of kit to blame for 'critical delays' in sex abuse inquiry

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If Keith Vaz is an example

Then maybe there is an agenda.

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Inside our three-month effort to attend Apple's iPhone 7 launch party

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So have nothing to lose by doing this.

Vultures forever!

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Arrogant twats

May the lose that 13 billion dollars and more, especially after not paying overtime a few years ago and anti-competitive practices.

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Lose a satellite? Us? China silent on fate of Gaofen civilian/spy sat

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Civilian/spy

Same thing there.

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Hollywood offers Daniel Craig $150m to (slash wrists) play James Bond

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Rab C Nesbitt

Stich this Blofeld!

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Baffled Scots cops call in priest to deal with unruly spirits

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Joke

Re: Amorth

No, that is the previous pope, He hasn't aged too well.

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Air gap breached by disk drive noise

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Pardon me

While I stand next to a PC for an hour due to 10bits/sec transfer rate from a head positioner then having to retry because someone in the next cubicle sneezed.

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London cops waste £2.1m on thought crime unit – and they want volunteer informers

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East Germany

Just saying.

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Pen-test trio crafts 'Datasploit' tool for easy social engineering

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The example used

They guy could have gone straight to the website since that was his target.

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SpaceX lands another rocket

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Nearly boring

Best sign of success.

I am looking forward to the excitement of reused vehicle landings now.

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'Daddy, what's a Blu-ray disc?'

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Blur ray in Tesco etc.

Nope, still there.

You were saying?

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BBC detector vans are back to spy on your home Wi-Fi – if you can believe it

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Netflix, Prime, NowTV

Oops.

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Free Windows 10 upgrade: Time is running out – should you do it?

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Mint 18 + WINE

As long as that lets me use Office (2007 or 2010) then I don't do anything that needs Windows.

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Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

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Star Drek

Along with "What's A Robot".

The original series broke taboos on race, raised questions on responsibility and consequences.

Enterprise raised some very good morality questions e.g. cloning a person for organ replacement.

Now what do we have?

You Robot - reducing Dr. Susan Calvin to "Robot get the girl" because a woman can't be someone you look up to.

Fast and Fatuous in Space.

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Microsoft tweaks TCP stack in Windows Server and Windows 10

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Holmes

Re: Took their time

Being less agressive during periods of high latency was specifically mentioned.

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Reader needs Aircon help

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The first thing

Is to have the door ajar.

Seriously.

If management fail then ask for £5k for air con.

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Lester Haines: RIP

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The world has a little less colour.

Thank you for brightening our world Lester.

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You. Comcast, TWC, Charter, DirecTV, Dish. Get in here and explain yourselves – Congress

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Land of the ree

to monopolise.

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'Whites are taking over': Race storm hits heart of Africa's internet body

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This is off topic

Like all the other posts.

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Surface Book nightmare: Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug

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Re: You cannot install another OS on the Surface Pro

I install Ubuntu 14.04 on various servers/test PCs at work using UEFI.

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Boring SpaceX lobs another sat into orbit without anything blowing up ... zzzzz

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Mushroom

Re: Poor article

As engineers we protect people from complexity.

That mobile phone in your pocket you whine about has more than 500 billion transistors switching hundreds of millions of times a second and can detect signals slight stronger than the static from a flea rubbing it's legs together.

Does that put it into perspective?

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US work visas for international tech talent? 'If Donald Trump is elected all bets are off'

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Or they could educate Americans.

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Watch it again: SpaceX's boomerang rocket lands on robo-sea-barge

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Re: Bravado?

Economics - it is expected to reduce launch costs by 30% and the risk is in the landing not the launch so a good approach.

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So which one

is the rocket ship?

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Brit polar vessel christened RRS Sir David Attenborough

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I voted for Sir David Attenborough

I liked Boaty but SDA is much more fitting.

Boaty lives on as a submersible on the vessel of course.

My best memory of Sir David is with the gorillas, a joy to watch and watch filled with wonder.

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If the Internet of Things will be SOOO BIG why did Broadcom just quit the market?

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Re: I wonder,

Yes, CPU is BCM 8237 and WiFi BCM43438 in the Pi 3.

It was some people at Broadcom Cambridge that pushed the Pi for years before it was given the go ahead.

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Re: Profit

Exactly.

It is why they exited Blu-ray player silicon, lots of compatibility problems due to dodgy disc mastering and low profits with a lot of smaller customers.

Traditionally Broadcom are a high margin manufacturer and put it back into R&D to stay at the higher end of the market.

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Intel loses its ARM wrestling match, kicks out Atom mobe chips

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Never mind Exnos and Qualcomm - Mediatek are winning in that space.

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New processor - Stegasaurus

Intel keep trying the same thing, suddenly jumping on a bandwagon.

A shame but they are still thinking the same way they did twenty years ago.

x86 has been very successful but is fading, especially with ARM moving into servers as well.

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Canny Canadian PM schools snarky hack on quantum computing

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Intelligence AND politics?

Woah!

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Intel's XPoint emperor has no clothes, only soiled diapers

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Trump factor 5

What is this? The US election campaign?

If there was useful information in there I couldn't find it.

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GCHQ is having problems meeting Osborne's 2020 recruitment target

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Crap place, crap money, crap management

I had an interview there years ago, years of pay freeze and rubbish pension.

HR were like scared rabbits and the electric wheelchairs they had sat in a corner with dead batteries and flat tyres, they had been like that for God knows how long. I reported it and was ignored.

Then all the internal politics and racism...

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Watch: SpaceX finally lands Falcon rocket on robo-barge in one piece

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The next step

is here.

Well done SpaceX!

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IT freely, a true tale: One night a project saved my life

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Re: Not sure if HR is the best choice of confidant...

Most are snakes but I have been lucky with HR a couple of times.

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A great article

How many don't talk about this?

I don't do IT but did develop safety critical systems to evacuate large sites such as airports and refineries with the same kind of workload.

An article like this would have helped me.

Best for to describe this article? Vital.

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Former FBI spy hunter: Don’t trust China on ‘no hack’ pact

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Pot - kettle

Who believes the US has stopped?

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Google fills BigQuery with public data, invites world+dog to play

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$5

Plus your soul.

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Microsoft will rest its jackboot on Windows 7, 8.1's throat on new Intel CPUs in 2018 – not 2017

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Mushroom

I am seriously considering switching to Linux/WINE

Having to make sure the nagware doesn't take over my PC is the last step.

The only thing I am interested (a bit) that won't run under WINE would be Visual Studio but there are good C# IDEs under Linux so I can write complex applications.

Mint by the way is... well mint!

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Philae comet lander officially dead

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Dare to dream

Dare to make the dream real.

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The Register's entirely serious New Year's resolutions for 2016

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There good serious articles just not too many.

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Balance

Sometimes El Reg has gone too far but not often.

For those who think Big Bird of IT is selling out, read the article properly.

I hope to keep seeing more of Dabs and Worral plus the occasional serious article.

BBoIT will continue to poop on those who deserve it.

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Remembering those who logged off in 2015

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Much better than the government honours list

It also helps us to see where the industry came from.

Thank you.

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UK digital minister asks for input on strategy, lauds 'sharing economy' biz success

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Prick.

Other than BS what has come out of whatever he is gibbering about?

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Pope instructs followers to put the iPhone away during dinner

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Not just the dinner table

But crossing the road.

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TalkTalk hired BAE Systems' infosec bods before THAT hack

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Scum

No text needed.

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Sound waves could power the future's magnetic HDDs

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SAW filters

have been used in electronics for decades, nice application of SAW.

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IT contractors raise alarm over HMRC mulling 'one-month' nudge onto payrolls

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Not about IT?

Maybe it is to try and deal with all the zero hour contracts that the likes of Sport Direct use?

If so then some differentiation needs to be made but at the moment many people at the bottom don't get benefits because they have a job and are treated as spare parts by these so called 'employers', called on at any time IF they are wanted and can't take another job.

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TalkTalk boss: 'Customers think we're doing right thing after attack'

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Talk Talk

but don't act act.

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