* Posts by tony2heads

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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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Come in Internet Explorers, your time is up. Or not. Up to you

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Stuck with old IE?

Just pick another browser! There are plenty to choose from:

Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, Vivaldi.

Some even have decent ad-blockers.

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Beyond iTunes: XML boffins target sheet music

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Re: Multiple standards?

My Baroque buddies would disagree about A=440Hz (try 415 Hz).

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Philae's phinal phling: Germans made weekend spin-up attempt

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Re: I mean what is the point

GPS

Satellite TV

Weather forecasts

Vehicle tracking

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Stanford boffins snuff out li-ion batt blaze risk

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Re: Batteries that cannot catch fire are not so useful

You don't put water on a petrol fire, you put foam on it.

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Cops stuff Mumbai thief with 48 bananas

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Mushroom

Bananas ?

Give the criminal Picolax

Icon: how this stuff feels

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Bloke sues dad who shot down his drone – and why it may decide who owns the skies

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@Stoneshop

Cartesian bears, I think

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@Rusty 1

Cockroaches CAN FLY , they just are faster on foot

Icon -my thoughts about roaches.

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Black hole shows off glow-in-the-dark ring after sucking in matter

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Find out whats happening in the sky with www.astronomerstelegram.org

but V404 Cyg maybe going quiet

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EMC's VCE welcomes new president amid '250-plus layoffs at all levels'

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Anagram

HA! Sack cad

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We're all really excited about new smartphones, laptops, tablets – said no one ever

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Re: When good enough is good enough, enough.

How about anti-personnel clouds that hovers 3 feet away from you when switched on; I would buy that!

Intoxicants can most easily be absorbed by breathing; I had a grandfather who worked in a distillery - he said that he didn't need to buy stuff to get drunk, but just go working above the still was enough.

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If you want a USB thumb drive wiped, try asking an arts student for help

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Re: Burn them

Thermite is best!

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Boffins unwrap bargain-basement processor that talks light and current

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Hans Gruber

Is the Die Hard to make?

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Physics uses warp theory to look beyond relativity

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Alien

Gravitational Waves

To move through space-time surf the wave, dude.

I'm just hanging out around here waiting for a tube.

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Hundreds of thousands of engine immobilisers hackable over the net

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WTF?

why the mike?

Why would an engine immobiliser need a microphone?

Come to that, why did the watch need a microphone?

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Manchester 'wins' £10m to test talking bus stops

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Re: Shouting into the void

I remember Mancunian bus drivers from when I was a poor student; they had a tendency to slow down near a bus stop and, as you ran to the bus, speeding off into the distance.

There is NO WAY I would jump in front of them.

Icon - Manchester's bus drivers

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Who owns space? Looking at the US asteroid-mining act

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Re: Ownership issue

I presume you are referring to Europa

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Australian cops rush to stop 2AM murder of … a spider

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Re: Eek!

Have you tried a DIY flamethrower or even buy an X15. They are on special offer for black friday.

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Finding security bugs on the road to creating a verifiably secure TLS lib

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Mathematically correct code

I have heard of a few cases of this, but in none of them have I heard that the code will run within a reasonable time.

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Fingers crossed tomorrow morning for Telecity's third repair shot

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Re: Design

I believe that there are rotary UPS systems like the system that you describe with zero start up time (or less than 1 cycle of 50Hz). The diesel is kept warm and with a BIG flywheel the clutch auto engages when incoming power drops.

But these are expensive, large and very hard to retrofit to a building.

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600,000 cable modems have an easy to pop backdoor in a backdoor

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a backdoor in a backdoor

Shouldn't that be called a cat-flap?

Also

Yo dawg, I heard you liked backdoors, so I put a backdoor in your backdoor

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Behold, the fantasy of infinite cloud compute elasticity

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Re: Marketing infinites are not real world infinites

In the our universe the number of electrons to move about is large, but not infinite.

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BitLocker popper uses Windows authentication to attack itself

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Re: There's a race here..

No competition really

Clearly Adobe have the experience of writing really buggy code, and I expect them to keep ahead for the foreseeable future.

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Shadow state? Scotland's IT independence creeps forth

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I strongly object

Some Scotsmen do not have ginger hair; some are bald.

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Roamers rejoice! Google Maps gets offline regional navigation

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maps.me uses openstreetmap

Use maps.me with downloaded map - avoid tracking! Open Source! Detailed API !

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TalkTalk: Data was 'secure', erm, we beat rivals on price. Um, scratch that...

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Scumbag corporation

we REALLY need an icon for it

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Feeble Phobos flaking as it falls to Mars

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Re: Call me ignorant...

NOPE

Solid earth tides also exist. They are of order 10's of centimetres (rather than meters) . They have lower amplitude and are not in phase with the ocean tides, because the continents are just floating on magma.

Even rock will flow if warmed enough and given enough force.

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Facebook conjures up a trap for the unwary: scanning your camera for your friends

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Re: Yeah.. No thanks

Zuck is just copying his Sith Master

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Goodfella's attack smacks Slack chap for whack crack? It's a fact, Jack

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Re: Acting out

Any actor, producer and director that has the staying power of Mr De Niro clearly has some intelligence, and has earned respect.

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Let's get to the bottom of in-app purchases that go titsup

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Re: Youtube is not just for kitten videos

Next to that item on Yotube were (when I pulled it up) "Reacting to my teenage computer" - reasonable enough, and then "5 most brutal prisons in history".

Does the 2nd item say something about Mr Dabbs home life, or the conditions he works under?

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Old TVs

you forgot the high-pitched whine of the flyback transformer; a sound that I remember from childhood

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Linus Torvalds targeted by honeytraps, claims Eric S. Raymond

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Re: Honeypot??

Ah, you have to also consider that after 6 pints of stout it is not only the brain that becomes non-functional - there also also organs that become somewhat non-functional also.

Sign of my age.. see icon.

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Honeypot??

If the female on the left of the photo is an example, I think I could resist the temptation.

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GCHQ's CESG team's crypto proposal isn't dumb, it's malicious... and I didn't notice

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Re: Wannabe alien overlord

Also a problems with twins, and will be in future with clones.

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TalkTalk offers customer £30.20 'final settlement' after crims nick £3,500

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Really need an icon for Scumbag corporation.

Maybe like Scumbag Steve? Or a big bag of money with a Scumbag hat.

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@WaveyDavey

The only thing that is "inutile" round this forum is TalkTalk security response

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A bubble? No way, we're in a bust, says rich VC living in alternate reality

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I have a great idea for a internet company

For carrying-on an undertaking of great advantage but no-one to know what it is.

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Alumina in glass could stop smartphones cracking up

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Re: Ultimate test

Dogs are also a menace to phones.

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Sennheiser announces €50,000 headphones (we checked, no typos)

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Bloody audiophiles

Will lap this gold-plated bullshit up. The fact that the tubes give distortion totally negates the hi-fi credibility seems lost on them.

Why should marble be any better than chipboard or any other non-conducting material anyway?

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