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Netscape plugins about to stop working in Chrome for Mac

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NPAPI soon RIP on Windows too

A Googler told me recently that probably by the end of this year or shortly after, there will be no NPAPI support on Chrome for Windows either...

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Go home Google, you're drunk! Desktop Maps says The Shard's TWO MILES from actual loc

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I also have had several corrections accepted.

You should know that mapmaker is run by Google but also by a small community. I discovered that after one of my changes was rejected, and I found that it was based on comments on my change by others, then I saw that these locals had many many changes on their name, each with discussions amongst them.

So if you have troubles getting something accepted, get deeper into it, and discuss with the person who rejected, it works. A bit like getting your patches accepted in an open source project ;)

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Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC

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Re: BBC Worldwide

Same here, day starts with setting up VPN and ends with closing it, connecting to work servers, doing RDP, file transfers,...

Like all torrent users are pirates...

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OwnCloud: Fiddly but secure host-from-home sync 'n' share

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Re: Shame Android often isn't fit for purpose

Indeed, Google is very picky with support for open protocols, and likes to close them when they consider them a threat, like XMPP for example (they'll come up with some technical reason that just doesn't stick).

I'm waiting for them to drop IMAP support, to be honest. They dropped everything else, this is the last one to go. May they close http(s) after that and close their shop :)

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Moto 360: Neat gizmo – if you're a rich nerd

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Re: How about a watch that has the correct time?

My Casio never needs manual charging (solar) and never needs time setting (DCF-77). Win-win ;)

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iPHONEY: Fake iPhone 6 images splattered over Chinese internet

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FAIL

I hope for Apple it is a fake

After hiring all these design gurus, the top of the phone still looks like crap... How about combining those tiny holes into one area? Or put the sensors in the edge of the glass like nokia managed 5 years ago with the n900 (granted, behind the plastic screen, not glass)

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You can thank Brit funnyman John Oliver for fixing US broadband policy, beams Netflix

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Totaly unrelated

Can somebody make John Oliver president? Or maybe ruler of the Earth for a while? I like funny common sense

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Re: That is the problem...

Also, a duoploly isn't any better, here in Belgium we have two ISPs basically having a race 'who sucks most'. One runs all the cable and offers plenty of speed, but treats its customers like dirt (talking to you there, telenet), the other one runs on old copper, sucks at speed, used to treat its customers like dirt but got a bit better (no choice if you're the slowest).

End result: crap choice == no choice

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Re: the real problem

Funny, I've been saying this for 10+ years, yet every mobile company insists on planting its own masts with antennae...

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Data entry REAR-END SNAFU: Weighty ballsup leads to plane take-off flap

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"Could they put an automatic weighing machine under the passengers queuing for that security check?"

I fail to see how this would work with the current reservation system that most airlines have, where you can pick your seat yourself.

At best, it would flag imbalance and cause seat reassignments shortly before departure (ie, chaos)

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Video: Dyson unveils ROBOTIC TANK that hoovers while you're out

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Re: A true Roomba competitior..

Or the Samsung navibot, has had a camera to navigate for some years now, and works fairly well (hard floors only here)

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A Terabyte in my HOUSE? Got more than that in my POCKET

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Re: Not really useful

Then check the link in my first post above ;)

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For those who want SSD

QNAP already has a similar product out for a while, but with SSD (and lower capacity) and AFAIK more functionality: QGenie

http://qnap.com/useng/index.php?lang=en-us&sn=862&c=355&sc=3133&t=3134&n=22123

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Apple 'fesses up: Rejected from the App Store, dev? THIS is why

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Re: Quality Over Quantity

Or an app store where you can exclude app categories via a filter (like games,...). Are you listening Google?

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Google flushes out users of old browsers by serving up CLUNKY, AGED version of search

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Re: Feature, not bug...

Indeed, looks like I'll be experimenting with user agents to get back a functional google page, not the fancy crap they are serving now :)

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Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery

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Re: Dazed and confused

As a matter of fact, the unlucky 'few' should be happy that Apple does this now... Nice to get a new battery after 2 years, the phones will now last a lot longer than the not-affected ones.

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I’ve never paid for it in my life... we are talking Wi-Fi, right?

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Boffin

Just change MAC address

And enjoy the next free hour ;)

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RealVNC distances itself from factories, power plants, PCs hooked up to password-less VNC

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Giving RealVNC a bad name

Was quite pissed when at some point the security software at work flagged my system as unsecure with malware installed, when it detected a properly set up RealVNC on it.

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Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech

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Re: ODBII

Fair enough, although GPS receivers have improved over time but as a backup it could serve.

As for battery, since you're going to use it for navigating GPS will be on, and since the HUD is wireless you can leave the phone near the charger ;)

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ODBII

I'm a bit puzzled about the inclusion of ODBII - unless your car has an accurate speedmeter, I don't think the ODBII data is interesting, you get far more accurate speed data from the GPS. GPS speed is only inaccurate during manoeuvres, which when you actually don't care about it...

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Detroit losing MILLIONS because it buys CHEAP BATTERIES – report

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Re: But it said, "Heavy Duty"

Dunno, over here most parking meters use solar and probably a rechargeable battery... works pretty well...

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Brit infosec firm lets hackers think they've stolen something

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Re: sounds nice on paper

Encrypt?

Just rename, zip with password. That's how I am forced to mail releases here to get them passed the mail scanners, so it should work with other files too.

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Google leaves STUPID vuln on Nest devices

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Re: Blame Where Blame Is Due

yup, created by some ex Apple staffers...

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Russia, China could ban western tech if they want to live in the PAST

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Do you think they care?

They already have all the blueprints of the chips, so short-term problems for them are zero.

We, on the other hand, will suffer much more in short-term. And this is what it's all about, in the end. These sanctions are not long-term strategies.

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Tiny steps: HTTP 2.0 WG looks for consensus

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Re: Mandatory encryption?

Thanks for changing your vote, AC

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Re: Mandatory encryption?

No need to downvote me, I'm just the messenger ;)

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Re: Mandatory encryption?

A friend of mine who is involved in http2 just uttered another loud sigh....

Encryption is NOT mandatory. Seems media are repeating the same nonsense over and over.

Opportunistic encryption != mandatory encryption

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Synology and the NAS-ty malware-flingers: What can be learned

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Re: Remember it's not just Synology

I think he was listing brands with security issues, couldn't find an article on a QNAP security cockup (other than OpenSSL which everyone suffered).

Not that they will be without issues, and I bet they will be doing even more audits and tests in the light of current news...

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Windows Registry-infecting malware has no files, survives reboots

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Re: No files ?

"Is the registry not ultimately stored in a file?"

Waiting for the first AV program to detect a virus in the registry and thus to delete the file :D

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Retailers shot up by PoS scraping brute force cannon

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Payment terminals

Over here most shops just have a payment terminal that is connected to the PoS via serial or network, and the software just tells the terminal what amount the customer has to pay.

No way for crooks to steal any data, the worst they could do is send it incorrect amounts. Money always goes from customer to shop bank account.

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Say goodbye to landfill Android: Top 10 cheap 'n' cheerful smartphones

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LG L90

I was quite impressed with the LG L90 I bought for a relative recently. Quite a bit of phone for 200 EUR, including microSD slot and a nice >2500mAh battery

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NUDE SNAPS AGENCY: NSA bods love 'showing off your saucy selfies'

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Re: Why am I not surprised by this?

I surely wasn't...

Some 20 years ago, when the digital age was still in front of us, I did contract work on the network and computer equipment at a very large picture print company (for the young ones: a company that develops your negatives and prints them).

Their staff had lots of picture books with nude pics in them: All pictures passed by quality assurance people who marked badly developed pics, to be redone, and if it contained nude, it was marked as well, and the discarded pic was then recovered from the bin.

There will always be people with access to this stuff that will not mind taking a private copy. The only solution is not to give them access.

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Seagate chances ARM with NAS boxes for the SOHO crowd

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Re: DOA

Check out the new TS-x51 range of QNAP, it flies.... bye bye atom, hello celeron :)

(targeted at home users and small businesses)

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Microsoft's anti-bug breakthrough: Wire devs to BRAIN SCANNERS

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Too complicated

Just install a microphone and trigger on 'WTF'

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Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad

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Plastic cases

El Reg is always ready to bash brands that stick to plastics, time for some excuses, I'd say.

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El Reg nips down IKEA's 'I've Got A Screw Loose Street'

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Re: more of Katarina please!

"Bear in mind my daughter is 12 years old"

Smoking a pipe?

...with matching(!) icon

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'The writing is TOO SMALL': MPs row over Parliamentary move to Office 365

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Germans

Maybe England should put its pride aside and have a look at how they do things in Munich.

I can't believe governments relying on foreign servers for their IT. If PICT can't setup a mailserver they're just a helpdesk

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'Apple is TERRIFIED of women’s bodies and women’s pleasure' – fresh tech sex storm

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"dick" is OK

because the ipad sucks?

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What the world needs now is... a Bluetooth-enabled baby's dummy

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Re: No wireless near my baby

@JDX schools here are fobidden to use wifi if there are kids younger than 6. Indeed.

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No wireless near my baby

Call me paranoid, but I never let any wireless device near my babies when they were young. Even the monitor was in the opposite corner of the room.

So kudos for sticking a transmitter in their mouth at that young age. I'd not take the risk, whatever low power they claim to use.

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Weaponised Flash flaw can pinch just about anything from anywhere

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Re: Them 'Lumpa's sure aren't playing 'round....

FYI, Google does accept paypal, at least for media (and I think apps). Not for devices. Go figure...

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App permissions? Pah! Rogue Android soft can 'place phone calls at will'

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I wonder....

If the carrier is responsible for the updates, fails to provide the security updates and then profits from users getting hit by the exploit... what would the law say?

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Google de-listing of BBC article 'broke UK and Euro public interest laws' - So WHY do it?

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EU backfire

If it should backfire on anything, it should be on the EU and its braindead rule. Google is a search engine. If you don't want something to show up, have the source removed.

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iPhone user SHAMEGASM: 'I beg of you', delete sex app from my purchase list

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"Am I the only one thinking that perhaps the iPhone isn't exactly shaped in the correct way for this purpose?"

What, the next model has to be even longer?

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We need to talk about SPEAKERS: Sorry, 'audiophiles', only IT will break the sound barrier

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@ Zog The Undeniable

it's not because the frequency response of the ear isn't flat, that the reproduction of sound shouldn't.

In ideal circumstances, you'd want both the microphones and speakers to have a flat frequency response so that the original sound reaches your ears the way it was. Your ears will do the non-flat bit anyway.

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'I don't want to go on the cart' ... OpenSSL revived with survival roadmap

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Re: Still, forking the code is good

I don't see where the body of your post supports its title.

IMHO forking should be the last solution, the FOSS community is littered with forked and parallel produced code. In many cases they end up all having some kind of issue, and picking an implementation is choosing a tradeoff.

If possible, people should try to contribute to the existing project, and that's where the problem with OpenSSL lies: many users but not many contributors. Theo can have a big mouth and fork it, but that only shows nobody really cared or contributed, because the fork was because of the code, not the community.

There are cases where forking is good, because it is a nice defense mechanism to guarantee continuation of the code. Like the OpenOffice -> LibreOffice fork.

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Microsoft's anti-malware crusade knackers '4 MILLION' No-IP users

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Re: Let's clear it up...

That's all according to Microsoft. No-IP said they weren't contacted.

So: no conclusions can be drawn until some proof shows up showing they were contacted or not.

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Google: Glass goggles are a 'fairly lousy surveillance device'

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I guess it won't take long anymore before they offer a version without camera....

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Freeze, Glasshole! Stop spying on me at the ATM

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Re: CCTV

Actually that's what they are doing right now. Over here (.be) gangs have already been arrested for placing a tiny camera on some plants near an ATM. I admired how the banks provided the perfect camouflage....

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