* Posts by JonJonJon

9 posts • joined 5 Apr 2010

Gay.xxx sells for $500,000

JonJonJon

Because your trademark can/should be for "Example", not "example.com". Hence you can get hold of $TRADEMARK.xxx == example.xxx.

e.g Starbucks. I bet they trademark both Starbucks and Starbucks.com, but they'd only need to use the former, more normal, bricks&mortar version to block starbucks.xxx.

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Government will shred ID card data

JonJonJon
Pint

Dear "THINK OF TEH CARBONS!!!" dude

FOAD. Seriously. Just GTFO my internets and DIAF.

This shit is *important* and must die. Properly.

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Xbox Live billing site snubs Firefox

JonJonJon
FAIL

Not a firefox problem ... ?

Doesn't look like it's a firefox to me. Looks like MS trust their own billing-related root cert in Windows and/or IE and firefox doesn't trust it:

jon@machine:~$ echo | openssl s_client -connect billing.microsoft.com:443 -CApath /etc/ssl/certs 1>/dev/null

depth=0 /C=US/ST=Washington/L=Redmond/O=Microsoft/OU=Windows Live Operations/CN=billing.microsoft.com

verify error:num=20:unable to get local issuer certificate

verify return:1

depth=0 /C=US/ST=Washington/L=Redmond/O=Microsoft/OU=Windows Live Operations/CN=billing.microsoft.com

verify error:num=27:certificate not trusted

verify return:1

depth=0 /C=US/ST=Washington/L=Redmond/O=Microsoft/OU=Windows Live Operations/CN=billing.microsoft.com

verify error:num=21:unable to verify the first certificate

verify return:1

DONE

Or do other people have a billing.microsoft.com cert in their root certs?

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Apple Mac Mini 2010

JonJonJon
WTF?

Revo? Hmmmm ...

The Revo is good value for money, yes (ignoring the "can only see 3.5GB of the 4GB I paid for" annoyance!), but to say anything about its keyboard other than "I threw it in the bin the moment it arrived" is to overstate its utility dramatically. *Awful*.

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Found phone leads to paedophile ring

JonJonJon

Wuuuuurrll ...

>The driver was trying to find out who owned the

>phone, by looking through the photos on it. Does

>anyone actually believe that?

Well, given that the police had to resort to linking it to an actual person via a supermarket loyalty card, it's reasonably to assume there was nothing on the phone itself (stored numbers for Home, Mum, Work, etc) tying to down to anyone.

Assuming an honest driver, once s/he had exhausted the obvious data sources (addressbook, etc), it's not too much of a leap for them to make to see if there might be identifying information elsewhere. I.e. in the phone's photos.

But I agree - totally *possible* that s/he nicked it, took it home, saw the photos and then "remembered" to hand it in :-)

Well,

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School IT quango to be expelled

JonJonJon
Thumb Up

I actually stood up and did a little dance ...

Bloody marvellous! The stories I heard from my (then) missus who worked relatively high up at Becta of abuse of public funds - 1st class travel everywhere, getting into bed with MS regularly, etc, made me *spit*.

Good riddance to the lot of them.

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El Reg PARIS team unboxes some toys

JonJonJon
Megaphone

JESUS H CHRIST

YOU'RE ON THE WRONG BLOODY SIDE OF THE ROAD

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Chronos EZ430: An SDK packing watch for real techies

JonJonJon

Which model?

The 3 models listed at uk.farnell.com have these designations:

EZ430-CHRONOS-868: "EU"

EZ430-CHRONOS-915: "US"

EZ430-CHRONOS-433: "WW"

Assuming WW == WorldWide, it does beg the question of which bit of spectrum is unregulated in the UK: 868MHz or 433MHz. Or both. Google has yet to produce a definitive answer ...

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JonJonJon

Re: Which model?

So http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISM_band suggests that the 433 band is suitable for the UK, but doesn't touch on the 868 band either way. Anyone care to comment who actually knows anything, rather than relying on my blind wikiwanderings?

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