* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

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Safe Harbor ripped and replaced with Privacy Shield in last-minute US-Europe deal

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And they managed

to sign this while giggling ?

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Hackers mirror 250GB of NASA files on the web

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Re: Oh the conspiracies ...

Obligatory xkcd link

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Rooting your Android phone? Google’s rumbled you again

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Re: Why they're asking that in the first place

Not if you put the private key on millions of devices as a certain giant corporation, that should know better, did

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Re: Why they're asking that in the first place

If their security depends on their being a secret bit of software which is present on millions of phones also owned by the bad guys - then they have no security.

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Israeli drones and jet signals slurped by UK and US SIGINT teams

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Re: Think about it...

The decryption algorithm is XOR with an identical copy of the random data.

I think the Iranians already worked this out, probably around the time Caesar was a lad.

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Re: Think about it...

If you actually cared you put a 1Tb SSD with random numbers onboard and XOR the data as you send it. For extra points in your GCSE homework you overwrite the numbers you have used with the video so you have a backup when it lands.

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Re: Why would you do this?

>would would you use analogue video with cut and rotate encryption?

Macrovision were the only company in the district of the last politician to sign the bill

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Re: Why send you're own drone when you can piggy back the feed from some else?

I'm sure the Israelis are relying on it.

Fly drone over suspected terrorist training camp / wedding.

Allow US to eavesdrop on data.

US agencies confirm to politicians that Israel is under threat and so should be given some more weapons which can be purchased from suppliers in your congressional district.

And ps.our funding should be increased because of all these terrorists "we"just found

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Re: Wouldn't US slurping of Israeli intel...

I think the Israelis simply invented a way of reducing their data storage costs

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US military finds F-35 software is a buggy mess

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Re: Only military logic

>battlefield against well-armed opponents with SAMs and AA guns?

Which is why it was generally used against unarmed villages to prevent them becoming bases for insurgents. Nothing like having your village wiped out by a gunship to convince you of who is the right side to join.

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Re: It's the military-industrial complex

>what's the actual use of an "advanced" fighter plane?

It's very difficult to run for congress on your heroic war record as a drone programmer in the 6th Afghan war.

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Re: Maybe they could ask the Chinese for a copy of their code

But it doesn't need to out dog-fight 1960s era fighters. Its role is to protect us in Canada from ISIS

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Former tech PR Jeremy Hunt MP ordered by judge to delete tweet

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Re: @Solid Squid The judge should apologize

On the other hand Mr Hunt is a member of the government.

So it sounds a lot like the government making an announcement about what the verdict should be

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Apple growth flatlines ... Tim Cook thinks, hey, $80bn is still $80bn

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Re: "growth in services revenue"

>Answers on a postcard, please,

Because all Apple hardware was intended as a way of getting the credit card numbers of people with more money than sense who like expensive shiny new toys - in order to sell them content.

The fact they still continue to sell more and more overpriced HW every year is as much a surprise to them as to the rest of us.

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Re: too lazy

Years figures aren't out yet but Microsoft typically makes about $5-6Bn/quarter on $20-25Bn/quarter revenue.

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400 jobs to go as Texas Instruments calls time on chip fab in Scotland

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Re: TI plant closure announcement

So fabs are a rapidly depreciating disposable asset. So you find some sucker 3rd world country to give you the money to build one,and tax breaks to operate it - on the back of them becoming the next Silicon LOCAL_FEATURE then you plan to gradually run it down with zero investment until the next sucker turns up.

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Re: Texas and Motorola - common issues

A chemical for schoolgirls. Now Chlorine tri-flouride - one of the fun properties, it explodes on contact with asbestos and sand !

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But surely

All the expertise in semiconductor design and solid state physics, plus all advanced optics, Excimer laser and mask stepper supply companies that would have built up to support Silicon Glen will still be world leaders.

Or at least that's what we were promised when they were given the backhander/inward-investment-grant to build it there.

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UK Home Sec wants Minority Report-style policing – using your slurped data

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Re: That Minority Report reference...

> you could severely restrict a person's movement in a country like the UK, without any commission of an actual crime.

We had internal border checks on UK citizens travelling to one part of the UK a few years ago.

And 30 years ago we had people stopped at police checkpoints in England because they might be going to a strike.

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Re: Police forces must follow the example of banks and retailers

And the police will only respond to your 999 call if you have liked them on Facebook and upvoted enough if their tweets

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Re: Meanwhile... "Hampshire police want ‘geeks’ to volunteer for cyber crime fight "

>"volunteer", because obviously they can't afford to *pay* people to do this...

I think if you have access to everyone's police and security files, email and web traffic you can make enough from tips not to need paying

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Re: Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Their security is proportional to 1 / your privacy.

(el'reg doesn't support Tex markup)

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Re: Shirley

Although some dodgy seafood at the next Peterhouse formal hall could save us all a lot of grief 10years later

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Although all forces agree

On black ....

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Berlin takes down ‘for sale’ sign over top Nazi’s love nest

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Re: once

Grammar 'Nazi' ?

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China has a chip to fry with y'all: Wants its own chip smarts and fabs

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Re: All it takes is oodles of Renminbi

The value is in learning how to operate a fab and tweak performance and get the next generation working. There is no value in simply buying an offshore fab - you might as well just contract TMSC to make chips for you.

The reason Intel are so far ahead is that they have the hands on production engineers to make the thing work.

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Re: Export controls?

Most of them are european, either Zeiss or ASML. Of course if you really want to advance the field you restrict exports of these and force China to throw dozens of universities and 1000s of researchers at inventing something better.

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>Do we want the Chinese government to have this information?

Depends on the market. I'm sure Rolls Royce would rather the Chinese military had this info than the US government, who would pass it on to GE just before negotiations with a US airline about whose engines get bought

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Safe Harbor 2.0: US-Europe talks on privacy go down to the wire

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Re: WTF?

And the UK government that didn't prosecute banks that shipped data to cheap outsourcers in India where it was stolen.

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Re: WTF?

Same rules, if Ms May(and her French and German counterparts) insists that it's necessary to track all UK internet use, and hack Belgian telcos to protect us from tourists then the Eu can't claim that US monitoring is unreasonable and a violation of human rights.

But safe harbour isn't to protect you from the spooks anyway, all the Eu inteligence agencies will happily hand over the data to the NSA in the name of cooperation.

It is protect you from companies. It is to stop Google noticing you searching for diabetes and selling that information to your bank so they can decide if you are a good mortgage risk, or Netflix noticing you watching CageAuxFolles and selling that to grindr

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Re: simple question.. @ YAAC

The Eu could say "no safe harbor, separate your businesses and build data centers in the eu" and the companies could reply; "try it, ban us and see how long before the populace storms the winter palace"

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Re: simple question..

On the other hand if the commission said, nobody in europe could use Microsoft/Amazon/Google/Facebook/Netflix etc do you think people would say, thank you for protecting us from the snoopers ?

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Apple CEO visits EU regulator to discuss tax bill

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"could be liable" doesn't mean they will, Ireland could negotiate a little 99.99% discount for them to stay there

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Cabling horrors unplugged: Reg readers reveal worst nightmares

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Re: I got a call-out...

>Someone had taken a patch cable from a switch and plugged it back into the same switch.

The ping time was good though

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Re: Thin co-ax

Judicious rewiring of the mains plug so the chassis ground was at 240V would be the BOFH solution to people fiddling with connectors

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Re: Illuminati Online

I think that's what iso9001 requires as documentation for a regular office network

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Re: Wrong spec co-ax

> he was one of the chief developers of vector calculus .... He developed transmission line theory

Bastard !

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You can also trace them more easily if the colour coding is - picked up whatever cat5 was in the discount bin that day + different hues produced by fading and years of dust

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Data centers dig in as monster storm strikes America's East Coast

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Re: ...advising customers to keep their phone batteries charged...

>I'd just swap my SIM card into the old Blackberry 7230.

If you only need it to call 999 (or 911) you don't need a sim.

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Criminal records checks 'unlawful' and 'arbitrary' rules High Court

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Re: CRB never included "spent" convictions

So case-case basis means the biased opinion of somebody who doesn't mind the odd drinking and driving but isn't going to hire somebody who once smoked a joint ?

What about next year when the Super-ECRB includes someones web search history ?

You interviewed them and offered them the job, the court has decided it's safe for them to walk the street - how come you are now deciding if it's safe for them to work there ?

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And sheep (well it did say Yorkshire)

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Re: leads me to believe the story has greater errors and omissions than just the date.

" typically used " but there is no law preventing others using them.

A risk averse local authority decides it's safer (for them) to do the check on everyone, then insist that any company working with the council do one, then somebody in HR reads a story in the Daily Mail and decides that everyone should do one ...etc etc

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Re: Spokesperson for the Home Office 'disappointed'

Has anyone told Ms May ?

The home office is in charge of "security", anything can be a threat to security,so therefore they are in charge of everything.

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Then throw in the PM's definition of Problem Families (=anyone on benefits) and most crime in the country is covered.

Except for LIBOR rigging bankers, tax evasion, bribe paying arms dealers and other criminals seemingly unknown to the police

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But then the Daily Mail will hype the case of any kid that is hurt by somebody that the police "thought was a bit dodgy but had no evidence" but they couldn't tell everyone because of those socialists in europe.

That could cause proportionate harm to the local MP's chances in the next election

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Re: Proportionate

Minor offenses by poor people end up in court, minor offenses by rich people end up on the bill for trashing the restaurant. It's proportional to wealth.

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Re: Spokesperson for the Home Office 'disappointed'

The home office considers itself to be in charge of law, the police and the courts.

So for a court to rule against it is like a child misbehaving.

So they are very disappointed - in the same way as a parent with a kid that won't eat brocolli

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Boeing just about gives up on the 747

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Re: Museums

Funny how it managed that when Concorde was never allowed to fly supersonic over the USA .

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Women account for just one fifth of the EU’s 8m IT jobs

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Sisters only count in Norfolk

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