* Posts by Adam Inistrator

169 posts • joined 19 Apr 2011

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Dutch govt says no to backdoors, slides $540k into OpenSSL without breaking eye contact

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love 'em

love the dutch in all their forms and always reminded of "There are two things, I can't stand .. cultural intolerance ... and the DUTCH!"

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Who's right on crypto: An American prosecutor or a Lebanese coder?

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Re: Misses the point

""You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence.""

"BUT IT MAY HARM YOUR DEFENCE"

this was added about 10 years ago I believe

very slimey

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smartphone ARE bugs

Everybody is willingly carrying around a personalised bug now. Public sector type's wet dream. Now they want to use the bugs legally of course. It was courageous to demand free speech in the past since it could be used for evil purposes that we . Likewise I perhaps we have to be courageous enough to grant evil paedo-terrorists privacy although it seems nuts. I despite your ideas but will defend your right to speak them ... could become I despise your ideas and actions but I will defend your privacy to the death.

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Top Android app devs found exfiltrating mystery stealth packets

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Re: No root firewall

It installs a dummy VPN disabling any existing running VPN, so no use to many.

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Re: @Chris 125

Good privacy guards provide faked contacts, faked imei etc so no problem.

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Linus Torvalds targeted by honeytraps, claims Eric S. Raymond

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Re: Hang on a mo, Eric

BBC supposedly likes diversity ... except when it comes its own views which are relentlessly monotonic. Ironic.

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Re: We men screwed up badly in the 20th century

upvote for off beat "Gor books of John Norman" reference

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Tiny Robot Smartphone: Invasion Earth 2016 – prepare to be facially recognised humans

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Robot PR

Can someone please do for cute robots what Clown and other horror movies have done for clowns? Half the population under 30 involuntarily convulses when they see one now.

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We suck? No, James Dyson. It is you who suck – Bosch and Siemens

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my wife!

shrugs

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Doctor Who's The Girl Who Died ships in nasty Vikings floating atop a time-bending tidal wave

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bbc monoculture

I guess hybridisation is just part of the on going BBC "multi-culti" message. The other day there was a program predicting olive skinned farmers on nuclear powered tractors in Scotland in 300 years. Is it just my biases or BBC's that I am noticing all the time. On another note, isnt it funny how an organisation supposedly wedded to diversity believes that its dominance in media is a Good Thing.

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BOFH: I'm not doing this for the benefit of your health, you know

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Re: Note to self -

Reminds me of a John Le Carre character's observation, Smiley I think, about the capacity of violent minds for menial work.

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How a massive campaign of booby-trapped web ads went undetected for too long

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liability falls to the website surely

they are getting paid for the advertising therefore I can see legal minds placing liability on the hosting web site. I can also envisage that disclaimers might be held invalid and web site owners having to insure themselves against liability

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Jeremy Corbyn: My part in his glorious socialist triumph

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"daddy makes it and mummy spends it"

not pc I agree. but which party is which, I leave up to you

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Let's Encrypt certificate authority signs first cert

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Re: Encrypt the whole web?

I suppose you think "nothing to hide nothing to fear as well". changes everything. imagine market researchers standing on every street corner taking notes of EVERYTHING. creepy. but this is what goes on in the web.

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Wileyfox Swift: Brit startup budget 'droid is the mutt's nuts

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DUAL SIM *OR* SD CARD!

http://wileyfox.com/wp-content/themes/wileyfox/remote/download.php?file=/2015/08/WIleyfox_Storm_Specifications.pdf

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Ashley Madison hack miscreants may have earned $6,400 from leak

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64k?

sure it wasnt 65535?

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Google: Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am – stuck in the middle of EU

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Re: that’s giving our customers and advertisers what they find most useful.

See new google MICRO MOMENTS

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Using SQL techniques in NoSQL is OK, right? WRONG

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The Pick Operating System

"No joins in NOSQL" ... Come back PICK OS ... all is forgiven! ... 40 years ahead of its time.

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Wileyfox smartphones: SD card, no bloatware, Cyanogen, big battery – yes to all!

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Re: Well...

so basically it is either NOT DUAL SIM or NO SD card. I bet few people will want that.

I want

5.5" minimum

DUAL SIM

SD CARD

Cyanogen

... nowhere to be found

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Does Linux need a new file system? Ex-Google engineer thinks so

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btrfs memory requirements

1. "... BTRFS tend to take up to take huge gobs of RAM to run properly ... "

2. "... Right now the plan seems to be for BTRFS to replace Ext4."

something contradictory in these statements. I think 1 is false

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Mozilla testing very private browsing mode

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your personal browse id

I always assumed that you can probably already be identified with 99% certainty from your browser characteristics and ip number so cookies are not required really anymore. they are just the sugar on the cake if you allow them.

https://panopticlick.eff.org/

the only safety I can think of is for your browser to automatically retrieve all links from whatever you browser to confuse the trackers

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'I don't recognise Amazon as a bullying workplace' says Bezos

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canned reply

can you believe that their PR department didnt have contingency plans for exactly this type of article and Bezos memo wasnt drafted well in advance? no? me neither

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Random numbers aren't, says infosec boffin

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Re: Bonds

"and the draw is only valid if it is statistically random." ... so if the draw came up 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 ... they would discard it as not being random?

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OK, forget DNS for a sec. Why not shift IP addresses and protocols away from Uncle Sam?

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Re: Who else will protect free speech?

well said

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Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai

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Re: Correction?

Guardian and Independent. Both left or liberal in the pejorative sense. Both hate money and economic success.

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usual ignorant predjudices

The authors real knowledge of Dubai seems based on the few nasty articles about it in the West over the past few years, couched in the language of propaganda and probably motivated by people who hate or cant understand the idea of any Arabs ever doing any good. Dubai is an oasis of tolerance compared to the majority of the Arab world. London and New York would have been money grubbing and born out of cheap labour so the hypocrisy is rank.

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Vic cops want 'potential radicals' off the Internet

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Police WANT trouble

otherwise why would they be paid?

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White House forced to wade into Oracle vs Google Java bickerfest

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interop and fair use

If the US admin's finest legal mind tells Google that they are barking up the wrong tree and there is a better tree to bark up, then why dont they do so? and why didnt they do so in the first place?

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Lies, damn lies and election polls: Why GE2015 pundits fluffed the numbers so badly

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Re: "Shy Tories"

If you want to summarise Lab and the Cons use my phrase "Daddy makes it and Mummy spends it". I leave you to work out who is who.

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MONSTROUS iPhone sales are CANNIBALIZING iPads, gabbles Apple CEO

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Re: Cool

The point of this article is that large iphones are removing the need for ipad for many people. I use my large phone and no pad and many of my friends are starting to do the same despite the initial mockery. Apple are doing well in the large phone category but by copying Samsung who we have to thank for their vision in providing the large phone format NOT APPLE. Long may Apple to continue their success but they are riding more on goodwill at the moment. iWatch vanity project for example.

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C++ Daddy Bjarne Stroustrup outlines directions for v17

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Re: Will anyone really understand the language?

"Any new feature should be put in libraries". Like any developer you long for simplicity ... but you seem to forget the famous saying that everything should be as simple as possible BUT NO SIMPLER. There are relatively few C++ programmers so the average comment here is from programmers who dont use and dont really understand C++ and instead conceitedly grandstand their ignorance to mostly more of the same. bleh!

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Debian ships new 'Jessie' release with systemd AND sysvinit

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Re: système D

"a cheap and easy way out instead of doing something properly." sums up systemd neatly.

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Re: systemd a copy of Solaris SMF

"btrfs is a bad copy of ZFS" ... downvoted for this

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Marvell: We don't want to pay this $1.5bn patent bill because, cripes, it's way too much

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Re: Patents: Sought by the Wright brothers while Europe built planes

"The corporate ownership of the US is so successful that for instance over half of Americans still don't acknowledge that Global Warming is real " ... one track mind hey? and tunnel vision for good effect.

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No, really, the $17,000 Apple Watch IS all about getting your leg over

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women decide

the article is predicated on the concept that women decided. that is unnecessary I think. just as possible that MEN decided to give their daughters to men with bling. half-based on their wives nagging maybe ... but we can drop the feminist fantasies and imagine it was some kind of clan decision in the past. it still is in India largely today for example.

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Metadata retention is no worse than STALKING: Turnbull

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tracking_is_stalking

one of my usernames

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UK Supreme Court waves through indiscriminate police surveillance

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facts?

"This is a piece of paper, <snip>, which can be used in court as evidence that a “course of conduct of harassment” took place."

This needs some backing up I think.

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Broadband routers: SOHOpeless and vendors don't care

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Re: "having a modem and a router as separate devices"

I use pfsense and atom based netbooks £50 from ebay and pfsense with a usb ethernet adapter to provide the 2nd ethernet connection ... usb2 can handle 20Mb adsl connections. they are not quite as low power as ordinary routers .. but close

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FREAK show: Apple and Android SSL WIDE OPEN to snoopers

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Re: WTF?

"I think the thing you miss is that for chrome and safari at least, they accept the fallback even if it wasn't initially offered. That is the client side issue."

AHHHHH! thank you! ... security bods minds work in devious ways that normal brains cannot imagine

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why blame the client and not the server?

if the server will accept low sec connnection then isnt it as much to blame?

edit: no as another comment explained ... approx "the client accepts low sec even if it wasnt originally offered"

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Linux kernel dev has gone well and truly corporate – report

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Re: Snowballing

lack of a stable binary interface for bin and lib (ABI) in the linux world strongly encourages presence of source code and programmer at regular intervals .. unlike windows which has excellent binary stability running decades old binaries without modifications .. and hence little sign of the source code or programmers. I prefer having source code and programmers around .. but then I would wouldnt I.

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joining small companies with large companies

small companies are just fine as far as I am concerned ... it is the large ones that you have to keep an eye on. therefore reporting and commenting on the percentage of individuals is of minimal interest to me

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SCREW YOU, BRITS: We're going through with UK independence ANYWAY – Scotland

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which scots benefit the most from independence?

the politician class of course because they become leaders of a european county. it is no wonder that the scottish leadership is for it, because it will be good for them regardless of whether it is good for scotland.

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Brother from another: SUSE releases software-defined Ceph

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Re: Can you please confirm the price

At 1USD/TB/Month or 12USD/TB/Year to hire their software it seems like nothing. or does it require some other cost to get started?

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M0n0wall comes tumbling down as dev throws in the trowel

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arm

if only pfsense would run on arm - but it is tied to freebsd and therefore intel/amd. i know the reason is that freebsd is supposed to be more secure but - o well ... freetards cant be choosers.

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Official: Single people need to LOWER their EXPECTATIONS

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Re: Technology

can we have the tl;dr version pls?

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ARM grabs Dutch 'SSL of Things' biz Offspark

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Re: Not too happy about this :/

"The motivation was to acquire the people and skills." .. perhaps in a very general sense

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Microsoft's Nadella: Congratulations on 12 months of not being Steve Ballmer

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Re: $2.5bn for Mojang

Creating good 3D content at what appears to be horrifically low resolution seems to create more enjoyment for more people than higher res worlds like Second Life etc. It is something like expressionist painting or Lego.

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What do China, FBI and UK have in common? All three want backdoors in Western technology

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Re: George Orwell

indeed ^_^

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