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* Posts by colinm

12 posts • joined 23 Nov 2010

Intel to leave desktop motherboard market

colinm
Linux

Disappointing

They were my first choice because of their good Linux support.

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Hexing MAC address reveals Wifi passwords

colinm

Simple fix, but...

> The good news is that users need only change the password to make the poorly-coded default codes irrelevant.

Well, yes, but it doesn't inspire confidence that they've not made other similar blunders that affect users' security.

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RedSleeve does RHEL-ish clone for ARM

colinm
Thumb Up

Raspberry Pi?

...yes!

src: http://lists.redsleeve.org/pipermail/users/2012-March/000002.html

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Comet 'sold 94,000 pirate Windows CDs', claims Microsoft

colinm

For my last two machines, I've taken a full image of the hard drive before I boot it for the first time.

The only way to be sure.

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Microsoft flags Firefox and Chrome for security failings

colinm
FAIL

Qualys browser check...

...says my version of Java (1.6.0.26) is an "Insecure version" (in red text) and I should upgrade to 1.6.0.27.

I check the 6u27 release notes to find "Java SE 6u27 does not add any fixes for security vulnerabilities beyond those in Java SE 6u26".

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Future Firefox to slurp updates silently

colinm

I usually run Firefox on Linux with root owning the files and chowning them temporarily when I upgrade. I can't see this method working too well in the future.

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Hackers jailbreak iOS 5 in under 24 hours

colinm

If I were Apple...

If I were Apple, I'd keep any new anti-jailbreaking plans under wraps until the public iOS 5 release, not add them to a beta and give the jailbreakers a several-month heads-up.

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India calls RIM's bluff on email access

colinm
Joke

RE: @colinm: Feistel

Alas my obscure xkcd comic references (http://xkcd.com/153/) appear to be too obscure...

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colinm

RE: Dear India

Maybe in the Feistel cipher's s-boxes, simply take the bitstring down, flip it and reverse it?

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Western Digital My Book Live Nas box

colinm

Power usage?

Could The Reg get a watt meter (e.g. N67HH from Maplin) and quote the typical power usage in their reviews of always-on equipment?

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Microsoft's Office nagware dead in icy water

colinm

RE: Office 2000

Office 2000 isn't getting security patches any more, so that's one good reason to change.

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Jumpin' Meerkats! Ubuntu moving to daily downloads?

colinm

Hmm

That sounds rather like Debian unstable (Sid)...

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