* Posts by tony2heads

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You deleted the customer. What now? Human error - deal with it

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Re: Ah... human error..

The here was the one who changed the original version and not use a copy

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Hacked in a public space? Thanks, HTTPS

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Who to trust?

USA or China - a touch one. Corporatist or Capitalist?

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Hack probing poodle sacrifice cuffed for public crap

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Hot dogs anybody?

I had heard of smoking dogs (beagles) before - i think he misinterpreted

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Adobe...sigh...issues critical patch...sigh...for Flash Player zero day

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Re: Keep The Faith

HAHAHAHA - nice piece of sarcasm there.

It was sarcasm, right?

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Banning computers makes students do better on exams – MIT

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one-fifth of a standard deviation

anything less than 3 standard deviations is undecided. Only believe anything above 5.

Computers have their uses (for engineering and science) to grasp the meaning of the maths and examine real data.

I personally never understood the Runge-Kutta method until I could graph it on a computer.

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Non-police orgs merrily accessed PNC without authority, says HMIC

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WTF?

List

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass);

Environment Agency;

Financial Conduct Authority;

Gangmasters Licensing Authority;

NATS (an air traffic control provider);

Natural Resources Wales;

Post Office;

Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; and

Thurrock Council.

I can sort of understand Cafcass and maybe the SSPCA, but am puzzled by the others.

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TalkTalk customers decide to StayStay after £3m in free upgrades

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Re: providing free upgrades to customers.

"up to" translates to "never more than" or "less than" in most cases

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Archaeologists find oldest ever ground-edge stone axe

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@Paul Kinsler

As far as I can recall everyone who can trace their ancestry to outside of Africa will have traces of either Neanderthal or Denisovian DNA (or both).

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Kepler space telescope spots 1,284 new planets

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Windows

Re: So we can start putting some numbers on the Drake equation.

They have probably picked up our radio stations and decided that we are not the neighbours that they want to be friendly with - see icon

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Intel has driven a dagger through Microsoft's mobile strategy

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Re: Linux on Azure, Office for Android, Subsystem for Linux

"cloud first, mobile first" is turning out to be cloud servers running some version of Linux and mobile running Android or iOS.

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UK.gov refuses to give surveillance commish enforcement powers

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Big Brother

Re: Of couse,

Well citizen, I think you are going to get a lot of scrutiny in Airstrip One and everywhere else in Oceania.

Remember: Ignorance is Strength

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Devs claim charger uses 'photosynthesis' power battery charger

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@GrumpenKraut

4711e17 (or 4.711e20) sounds like a hell of a lot of steps. If each step takes 1 second that wold be more than a thousand times the age of the universe.

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Must listen: We've found the real Bastard Operator From Hell

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Anyone that can stand 10 seconds or more

must be tone deaf or totally deaf. That noise is truly nasty.

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Nearly two billion in the bank and yet this VC is slowly losing his beach-blocking battle

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@raving angry loony

I am pretty sure it was April 2016

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Q. What's the difference between smartphones and that fad diet you all got bored of? A. Nothing

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Re: Several reasons

1) Even in Africa, everyone with a job can buy a smartphone -see 3

2) I have seen no compelling new features since a decent camera was there

3) From about $50 you can buy a new low end smart phone 'landfill android'; second hand is cheaper still.

4) When everyone has a smartphone, where's the status - they all look pretty similar

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Google Play infested with cash-stealing web apps

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Trusted site

There is no site I trust enough to download a banking app from.

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Time for a patch: six vulns fixed in NTP daemon

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setting the wrong time

Can't imagine this being a huge source of income for cybercriminals

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Irish researchers sweep smartphones clear of super bugs

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Re: A la les chickens

If I remember correctly these nano-surfaces basically act like a series of spikes that puncture the cell walls of the bacteria- it is a physical rather than a chemical attack.

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BOFH: Thermo-electric funeral

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Water PAH

Liquid Nitrogen! Let's suffocate everyone!

Maybe more fun, liquid oxygen. BURN that titanium case

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Carders cash out hundreds of millions before USA adopts EMV

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WTF?

FTP command line utility

What, no encryption ?

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All-Python malware nasty bites Windows victims in Poland

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python

pythons don't bite, they crush

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Job ad promises 'Meaningless Repetitive Work on the .NET Stack'

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Payment for soul

Does that mean that .NET programming is satanic?

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BOFH: If you liked it then you should've put the internet in it

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Crappy power supplies! GAAH

We recently had a power supply for server class machine sent to us with NO BEARINGS in the fan; apparently the manufacturer had to specially request a version without bearings to shave a couple of $'s off the cost.

Needless to say they failed after a few hundred hours of operations,

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Google broke its own cloud AGAIN, with TWO software bugs

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Lightning in clouds

Lightning is totally to be expected in clouds. Not the other stuff

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Line by line, how the US anti-encryption bill will kill our privacy, security

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2 thoughts

- What ever happened to "Live free or Die" and ”He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security” from the founding fathers of the USA

- Sen. Feinstein is beginning to look like Davros emperor of the Daleks

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SQL injection vuln found at Panama Papers firm Mossack Fonseca

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Onion?

I thought it was Orion?

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When to trust a startup: Does size count?

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Even a big company can be totally untrustworthy

I could mention names, but the list would be too long

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Picture this: An exabyte of cat pix in the space of a sugar cube of DNA

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Re: 500-year half-life?

There are some trees and bushes that last for many hundreds -thousands of years (Bristlecone pine) so the replication needed is clearly possible.

Bacterial spores have huge lifetimes, so maybe packaging is important.

Check out this list

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Is Microsoft's chatty bot platform just Clippy Mark 2?

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What about the obvious future

bots trolling on chat sites for their own amusement

bots seeking 'meaningful relationships' on dating sites

bot-to-bot conversations (like shop assistants, ignoring the clients)

bots muttering to themselves in the gutters of the digital highway (with the occasional "spare a bitcoin gov")

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Oracle v Google: Big Red wants $9.3bn in Java copyright damages

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Re: Here's hoping both of the teams get cancer...

too SLOW

What about trial by combat (no champions allowed). One lawyer claims it was never repealed in the USA.

That would be a spectacle seeing CEOs really earn a bonus (assuming either one survives).

I would prefer the mace and shield version, but I would allow that for the defendant to pick.

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BT: We're killing the dabs brand. Oh and can customers re-register to buy on our site?

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Relief

For a horrible moment I thought Our Alistair was going to be cut down in his prime

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How to make the trains run on time? Satellites. That's how

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should be easy

This already exists for trucks on the road and ships at sea.

Why would there be a problem tracking a train?

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Hollywood could learn a lot from software devs, says GitLab founder

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Never mind about how - what about content?

The problem with 90% of movies now is that they are aimed at 14 year olds. They are either (poor) remakes of stuff done decades ago or comic book superhero stuff. Some notable exceptions exit, but I don't care how they make them

It is the same with TV programs; I am not going to buy a super-duper UHD-3D-Smart-Curved TV to watch soap operas, "reality" TV, cookery and game shows.

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UK fella is a multimillion-dollar cyber-hustle mastermind – US DoJ

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Fire truck

With the amount of lying going on it should be obvious - to douse the fire from his pants.

But how the hell does anyone think that RCCs are secure in any way at all?

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Web servers should give browsers a leg-up, say MIT boffins

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Re: I'd let the market sort this out

I use Weather Underground now

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Flash – aaah-aarrgh! Patch now as hackers exploit fresh holes

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Re: Jeesh!

Nuke the entire site from orbit, It's the only way to be sure

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'Leave' or 'Stay' in the referendum? UK has to implement GDPR either way

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The Clash summed it up very well

Should I stay or should I go

I think the line 'this indecision's bugging me' is particularly apt.

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NOTHING trumps extra pizza on IT projects. Not even more people

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Re: DevOps

Either the simians that swing from tree to tree or perhaps the guy who wrote "The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire"

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'Printer Ready'. Er… you actually want to print? What, right now?

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Re: Office Space

Is that a "printer's devil"

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How to get root on a Linux box, step 1: Make four billion system calls

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4 billion system calls

on my phone the battery would be flat before that

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4 billion system calls

on my phone the battery would be flat before that

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UK can finally 'legalise home taping' without bringing in daft new tax

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To quote Led Zep.

Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan

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Nest thermostat owners out in the cold after software update cockup

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Re: IofT

Get clock thermostat then!

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Power plants, utilities 'just hanging right off the internet's tubes'

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Die Hard 4.0

Did anybody else see that film? Apart from Bruce Willis saving the day, the basic idea is reasonable.

Thinking of getting a generator and a borehole installed at home.

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Boffins switch on pinchfist incandescent bulb

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@DaLo

Single bulb??

As the light from an incandescent bulb is omnidirectional it is really only good if if in the centre of the room; However I prefer lighting from above and fairly well distributed in a room for working in (so several sources) and if I am reading at home in the evening then a light near to hand which directs light towards the book.

There is no room where I would prefer a single bulb, except for the smallest one.

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Open Web Application Security Project issues new secure coding bible

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Re: "Developers are responsible for insecurity."

This business of recording information given to a boss reminds me of an old friend who used to be a sailor.

He was once given an instruction by a captain which he could see was bloody risky. He insisted that he would only comply if it was written in the ship's log as an order from the captain; the captain backed down when he realised that any blame would be attached to him if the ship sank and could not be passed on.

Perhaps something like ship's log should be kept for orders handed down (VW are you listening?).

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EU lawmaker committees call for single EU telco regulator

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Spectrum management

Spectrum does not recognise international borders. Even for countries at the edge like the UK, the spectrum in Northern Ireland will overlap with that used in Eire, and in the south coast with France.

For the Benelux countries the overlap with France, Germany and each other is large.

As many already are in NATO their armed forces need to have consistent spectrum usage, and Telcom's don't want different specs for their mobile phones from one country to another. The only big problem is politicians in each country wanting to sell this natural resource.

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Southend-on-Sea splashes £1.5m on hybrid cloud data centre

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Re: Costs

I think the bulk of the cost will be in a building, racks, cabling, backup power, decent connection to a VPN.

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One Ring to pwn them all: IoT doorbell can reveal your Wi-Fi key

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WTF?

Why??

Why would anybody want a doorbell on a network; you are not going to open the door if you aren't physically present, are you?

I certainly wouldn't.

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