* Posts by Vorbote

10 posts • joined 22 Oct 2010

'Hand of Thief' banking Trojan reaches for Linux – for only $2K

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Boffin

China in a few years if their quinquennial plan works out.

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Leaked: The 'secret OAuth app keys' to Twitter's VIP lounge

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Twitter answer? This is a good time as any to kill the free ride.

And the El Reg hacks missed Twitter's answer the very same day? Read and weep:

http://readwrite.com/2013/03/04/twitter-kills-off-tweetdeck-may-2013

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Party like it's 1999: CDE Unix desktop REBORN

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Trollface

Re: Fond memories!

Do you mean rewriting it in C++?

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Bill Gates: iPad is OK, but what Apple really needs is a SURFACE

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Holmes

"In the future, there will only be one"

Ahhh! But you Bill? You are no Highlander.

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Inventor flames Reg, HP in memristor brouhaha

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FAIL

Stamford University?

First word Babgladesh had a world-leading academic center on Computer Science and electronics.

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Intel shows linear scaling with MIC coprocessor

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Trollface

What's happened to the art of bylining?

A simple "March of the Pentiums" would've been much better.

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Adobe revs online forms and survey creator

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Holmes

Very nice and all...

But LimeSurvey does much more for the right price (GPLv2). And their cloudy service LimeService has a pricing structucture that methinks is more reasonable in some respects. No endorsement implied, although I've used the first and loved it. I've never touched the second, though.

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Oracle promises to obey own OpenJDK rules

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Big Brother

The fox guarding the hens.

'Nuff said.

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Ballmer pulls on furs for Russia's answer to Silicon Valley MoU

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Re: Putin putting Ballmer straight...

Judo kick, Ninja poison? Nah! Behead him he will, while riding a kazakh prized horse bare-chested (as in the anti-alcoholism campaign couple of years ago).

And Skolkovo *is* close to Moscow. Check the Skolkovo Fund website: <http://www.i-gorod.com/en/>. A hyperlink in the article would have been a nice touch, nyet?

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Mobe operators foresee SIM-based contactless payment

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Headmaster

As always, in the last 40 years, the Japanese were first.

NTT DoCoMo has been doing it for 6 years or so. It works because they don't involve the SIM at all, but rather an independent security chip. The chip can even be in a peel-on sticker that you attach the phone's battery lid. See:

http://www.cellular.co.za/news_2003/122003-ntt_docomo_trials_contactless_pa.htm

http://www.nttdocomo.com/pr/2004/001196.html

and

http://www.billingworld.com/articles/2007/11/changing-the-contactless-payment-mindset.aspx

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