* Posts by Andy Tunnah

168 posts • joined 24 May 2007

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Small ISPs 'probably' won't receive data retention order following IP Bill

Andy Tunnah

Re: If I said the next thing a say will be a lie and the last thing I said was the truth

Kind of related. but this is how I deal with my encryption keys to remove the chance of being forced to reveal them

I have my encryption key on a USB device, and a copy in my encrypted volume. I mount my encrypted volume, and shred the USB drive (er, software shred, I'm not made of money).

When I need to unmount, I copy it back to the USB. So if anyone were to come knocking, force unmount or simply flicking the plug makes the volume inaccessible and I can't be compelled to reveal what I don't have.

I will admit this has bitten me in the arse...twice...through the stupidity of an adorably excitable dog and her ability to trip a power cable. But the price you pay for security and all

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2.1Gbps speeds over LTE? That's not a typo, EE's already done it

Andy Tunnah

Unlreated to the story but..

..does anyone know the brand of lipstick the lad in the stock photo is using on his bottom lip because that is just a fantastic colour

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Airbus flies new plane for the first time

Andy Tunnah

Re: Not surprising its safe, no one is doing anything exciting anymore nowadays

People aren't a fan of prototype technologies on commercial aircraft. They want safe, reliable, and well understood.

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MacBook headphone hell

Andy Tunnah

Re: Apple deaf to feedback?

HE SAID TURN LEFT AT REDBACK

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'Hacker' accused of idiotic plan to defraud bank out of $1.5 million

Andy Tunnah

I WTF'ed out loud

Well, it was a more whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

But ya, a level of stupidity it actually makes an acronym valid. Congrats to him!

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Super Cali: Be realistic, 'autopilot' is bogus – even though the sound of it is something quite precocious

Andy Tunnah

Whoever writes these titles

...is are an artiste!

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Assange returns to Earth

Andy Tunnah

Re: Half man, half mushroom, half leak?

thatsthejoke.jpg

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US extradition of Silk Road suspect OK'd by Irish judge

Andy Tunnah

"Not going on a rant cos 'Americans desperatly need to be liberated.' Learn to proof read or spell please AC cos your thick?"

Kinda hard to take you seriously when you're insulting the intelligence of another person while not being able to use "you're" properly

Dumbass

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Tight-wad Apple repair techs swapped our damaged iGear with used kit – lawsuit

Andy Tunnah

They're Apple users, so..all of it *ducks*

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I want to learn about gamification but all I see is same-ification

Andy Tunnah

Burnt out

Everyone assumed the other side of Brexit they were voting for was an elaborate prank

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Andy Tunnah

Praise be to Dabbs

I'm only 31 but you speak to me on a level that I couldn't be arsed finishing

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Intel's Knights Landing lands

Andy Tunnah

Superior nerdities needed

Hey I'm not on the same level as a lot of you lads so can one of you more experienced folks explain to me why you would pick these over an nVidia part ?

The P100 reported on earlier does 5.3 teraflops DP, these do considerably less at 3.46 for the top-end part. I know there's more to a part than that but talking purely metrics, why would these be chosen over the green team ?

This is way WAY over my head, I actually no next to nothing about co-processors, but this has me curious

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The Windows Phone story: From hope to dusty abandonware

Andy Tunnah

Aww

I *really* like windows phone. Purely because of the home screen, I hate Apple's and Android's way of just splatting icons, the tiles made the phone for me

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Ego and CEO are 66 per cent the same

Andy Tunnah

It's almost slapstick

I've been finding it hard to watch because the characters get these highs then are instantly bitch-slapped. The arcs are really small and painful to view.

I miss the overall tone of the show

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Andy Tunnah

Re: it had a female coder

She did, she was offered a job, but her terms weren't for the job, they were blackmail terms to not mention the whole ordeal to the boss at the time

I doubt she'll have a 3rd appearance.

And ya I totally agree she was a great character, she rounded off the trio of coders

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Kentucky to build 3,400-mile state-owned broadband network – and a fight is brewing

Andy Tunnah

'Murica

It baffles me how easy the big companies can get people on their side by just using buzzwords.

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Got a pricey gaming desktop from PC World for Xmas? Check the graphics specs

Andy Tunnah

Not a Ti

The latest range of nVidia cards really screwed up, because the 970 was so good, the 980 they released along side it wasn't worth the extra money..especially because everyone knew the Ti was coming, the full fat card.

This meant that nobody was buying 980s, even though they were great cards, they just weren't worth the extra over a 970, or the saving over a Ti. So systems ended up putting them in, as they were a great card, and more importantly the people who buy systems just seen the number and thought it was the top end.

Long story short, it's the 980, not the Ti, and a 500w PSU is fine

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Researcher claims Facebook tried to gag him over critical flaw

Andy Tunnah

Whoa

Now this was a rollercoaster of a story! Gotta say though, I think facebook were in the right. Purely because it seems like this guy was constantly just BEGGING for a loophole or opening. I don't blame him mind, the idea of showing up facebook and the like is a wet dream many of us...dream of (shut up, prose is not my thing).

I truly believe there was mischief at heart in this...not malice though. But then again it isn't a stretch to think he thought he was doing a public service, showing the absolute abysmal security measures the people in charge with 105% of the population's social media (er...maths too) take.

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'Paedo hunter' who made £40,000 from blackmail jailed for 9 years

Andy Tunnah

Holy conflict Batman!

I have never been so internally conflicted. On the one hand, he's fucking over kiddie-fiddlers, which while not the best outcome, is great, but on the other, he's most probably one himself.

When the fiddlers start diddling, who diddles the fiddle-diddlers ?! (That's the worst paraphrasing of "who polices the police" ever, but I'm gonna stick with it)

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Who's right on crypto: An American prosecutor or a Lebanese coder?

Andy Tunnah

Nope, don't care

I find the examples given deplorable, as I expect (hope?) everyone else does, but I just will never support broken encryption.

You can tell me all the horror stories you want, but at the end of the day it will just never be worth it, because while crimes and examples are something ready to display the power of the "for" argument, the power of encryption means we don't have any examples of the "against" column, and that's what I'll always be rooting for. The day where someone can show "but dissident was tracked, his phone hacked, and now is strung up in the gallows" is a day we've failed.

People suck, crime sucks, but it isn't just a phone that makes a case, and I truly believe more harm than good will come out of broken encryption.

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Uber Australia is broke: 'We don't pay tax because we don't generate revenue'

Andy Tunnah

Re: I think Al Capone sort of tried the same kind of argument ...

You're a bit of an obnoxious bellend ain't ya

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Andy Tunnah

Hmmm

I go on my phone, I order a pizza, a guy drives it here and I pay via a card. Is that restaurant in fact a technology company then ?

Full of shite the lot of em

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'Cancer-causing bacon would put a real dampner on processed pig sales'

Andy Tunnah

Am I psychic ?

In my mind, processed meat has always been a cancer romancer. If not for the cancer, the heart disease. If not for the heart disease, for the cholesterol. If not for the..you get the idea.

It's processed reformed pig meat. We're not eating it as an after-gym pick me up

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Crash this beauty? James Bond's concept DB10 Aston debuts in Spectre

Andy Tunnah

It kinda looks like..

..a Chinese knock-off of a DB7.

BB7!

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How to get 10Gbit/s home broadband in the US: Step 1. Move to Chattanooga, TN

Andy Tunnah

I'm not a religious man..

..but 10gbit ? Jesus Christ!

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No 4King way: Dolby snuggles its high-def TV tech into MStar SoCs

Andy Tunnah

Could do with some advice

I'm on the verge of upgrading my PC into a 4K rig, but instead of a monitor I'm going to be using a TV - I recently moved to gaming on a TV and after a while I no longer noticed the fidelity loss from coming from a high end monitor. So I'm going to get a 4K TV, as 4K really needs to be big screen to properly enjoy it.

But the reason is also because 4K TVs are cheap as chips, Costco has some cracking sets in the 600 quid range. Will this HDR palaver really make that much of a difference, or is it more for films ? This'll be mostly used for gaming, and any films displayed on it will be er...downloaded.

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Shocker: Net anarchist builds sneaky 220v USB stick that fries laptops

Andy Tunnah

Re: Hmmm...

The article not only says this is an upgrade, but links to the original article from March. You basically offered up a link that is present in the article as some sort of proof of El Reg screwing up. By trying to look smart you came off looking like a tit

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Andy Tunnah

Good recruitment tool

If I was trying to find someone to hire, I would litter these outside the offices, the ones who picked it up and used them would be instantly removed from contention, because if you're stupid enough to do that then lord knows what else you would do

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Google's .bro file format changed to .br after gender bother

Andy Tunnah

Oh common sense, we miss you.

.brt would have been fine. Bro was stupid, because bro is stupid, it's either used mockingly if you're normal, or seriously if you're a douche. Both are not suitable.

.br is gonna make SOMEONE butthurt eventually, "omg why recognize Brazil and not my country!" is the first thing that pops to mind.

.brt is perfect, we can even pass it off as a homage to the A-10...

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Tesla X unfolds its Falcon wings, stumbles belatedly into the light

Andy Tunnah

Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeh

For all the fanfare and fluff, that is one ugly, boxy, unimpressive, boring car

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Zuck, Gates and Bono in ludicrous internet access for world+dog by 2020 bid

Andy Tunnah

Sounds fun

Considering how god-awful people act online, and how it is seemingly turning us into worse people because everyone just turns off their filters when talking to a screen, I think this is gonna turn out just...peachy.

Coming in 2020 - the first civil war started over a lost COD match

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iPhone 6S, 6S Plus: Apple SHAFTS eager fans with STRAPPING VIBRATOR

Andy Tunnah

I can already picture the iDiot headlines

"Apple does the impossible, by slimming down the battery yet giving us the SAME battery life! How do they do it?!"

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Is domain overlord ICANN the FIFA of the internet? We'll know this weekend

Andy Tunnah

Can..

...anyone name one body or panel of people that was given a large amount of power, for the purpose of doing some good (or just trying not to be bad) and DIDN'T go corrupt ?

Oversight is needed because humans are just TERRIBLE people. You give em an inch, they will take a bloody mile. Every. Single. Time. We suck.

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Salon Privé: The UK's billionaire-friendly answer to Pebble Beach

Andy Tunnah

Ergh

"The only brand cooler than Apple"

Now if you're gonna bait your readers at least put some effort in.

Wait a minute...god damnit, I bit..

Bravo I suppose

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It's alive! Farmer hides neglected, dust-clogged server between walls

Andy Tunnah

Disappointed

I was expecting it to be covered in poop

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Tech turned on its head: 'Dislike' button in Facebook, pay Snapchat $1 to defuse self-destructing sexy selfies

Andy Tunnah

Whoa

I don't use it myself but I have idiocy-inflicted family known as teenagers, and I know a lot of em send those pics thinking it's gonna be a 1 time showing kind of thing (no matter how hard I try to explain the concept of screen grab).

This pay model sounds pretty messed up and seems like it would put a lot of users off.

Then again I shouldn't complain (in the rain..woo..sorry, drunk), because now I won't have that horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach that one of these idiots I call family will be pulled up on child porn charges for being..well, idiots

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Intel's 6th gen processors rock – but won't revive PC markets

Andy Tunnah

Bang on

Analysis tagline says it all.

Windows 10 was just...I hate to use hyperbole, but it was devastating. It was the first windows that had piqued my interest since XP (I like 7 but it was more a "thank feck for that" rather than a "this might actually be good!", having read how they totally learned from the windows 8 mistakes, and it would be a much better user experience, closer to windows 7 than mobile.

But then learning it was closer to mobile in the way that it just wants aaaaall your info (I know you can block it..but really, my computer OS shouldn't make me as paranoid as a mobile OS), and it was still rather..windows 8'ey, means I'm not going to upgrade until DX12 games are so prevalent that I've forced to

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

Andy Tunnah

Stop asking me about insurance! What, we all look alike to you ? Racist!

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Ashley Madison spam starts, as leak linked to first suicide

Andy Tunnah

Let it pass

I know it's horrible and I know it's going to cause loads of problems...but just ride it out. If you're on there and the pressure is coming externally, ignore it, ride it out, it'll pass.

These sort of things (albeit not on this scale) happen all the time. Embarrassing situations you have to explain, and then gets forgotten about with the myriad of other random crap about a person.

Sure some will suffer worse than others, but I doubt that's because of the external pressure. It's just scam artists trying to earn a buck.

From what I've heard from people who are on there (I don't judge..although I looked up my brother in law, then I woulda judged..) and most people signed up but never went through with a hook up, they chickened out. Obviously I don't know if the small data pool I have is indicative of everyone, but the optimist in me likes to think so

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Would YOU make 400 people homeless for an extra $16m? Decision time in Silicon Valley

Andy Tunnah

He ain't rich

That's a lot of money. I'd take the lower amount in a heartbeat. Realistically I'd never know the difference in those amounts, and the fact I could live with myself makes it a simple choice.

It'd be like evicting family. I really can't see him taking the higher amount

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Still safe as houses: More CCTV for the masses

Andy Tunnah

Re: Phoneline Weakpoint

Spray peppermint around or near the devices, spiders hate it

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A close shave: How to destroy your hard drives without burning down the data centre

Andy Tunnah

My method works a treat

I use a password and keyfile. The password is well over 100 chars long and impossible to remember - it's kept in text format, along with the key, on a USB drive.

I mount the data, then move the key and password file to the encrypted partition, and secure erase the USB device. When I am doing a reboot or anything like that I copy it back to the USB device

But if anyone comes knocking, the power just needs to be knocked off, and BAM! Impossible to recover

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Apple, Google should give FBI every last drop of user information, says ex-HP CEO and wannabe US prez Carly Fiorina

Andy Tunnah

That old chestnut

"What we know now, if we had known it then, we could have prevented this" is such a dangerous statement. So they get what they want. Then another attack happens, where if they had been watching every single person intrusively, it wouldn't have. So there's another barrier. And so on.

There are some things you just have to accept as being a risk if you wanna keep a certain level of freedom

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The Q7: Audi’s big SUV goes from tosspot to tip-top

Andy Tunnah

Boring

That is one ugly, boring looking car. It looks like a bloated A4. It looks like they simply inflated the A4.

I liked the first Q7. It looked...mean. Although I suppose that limits your market, this is definitely a more soccer-mom looking affair

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Edge out rivals? No! Firefox boss BLASTS Microsoft's Windows 10 browser brouhaha

Andy Tunnah

I bet this is unpopular...

I know this will get me downvoted..but surely, as it's their software, shouldn't MS be allowed to put their browser as the default one ?

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Windows 10 in head-on crash with Nvidia drivers as world watches launch

Andy Tunnah

I was gonna downvote you for your frankly terrible and snotty attitude

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Andy Tunnah

No thanks

Forced updates are something I just refuse to accept. There is a long history of bad updates in windows, so frequent that it's just kind of...expected to happen now and again.

So I only do updates once a patch has been out for at least a month. I'll eventually have to switch to windows 10 when DX12 games become the norm, but by then hopefully someone has created a work around - and if not I'll just firewall the bugger

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Beaten blokes HATE the women who frag them in online games

Andy Tunnah

Shocker!

People with poor social skills and who are generally shitty people are shitty to women!

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Intel TOCK BLOCK: 10nm Cannonlake delayed to 2017, bonus 14nm Kaby Lake to '16

Andy Tunnah

Name suggestion

They should call it tack, it fits in and it's tacked on, every body wins

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Horrifying MOCK BACON ABOMINATION grown in BUBBLING VATS as ALGAE

Andy Tunnah

Re: I'd eat some

Strips of dried tarmac are better than Quorn bacon

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