* Posts by Tomato42

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IEEE's prescription for med-tech crowd: preventing hacks is better than a cure

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Re: So of course they will do the reverse

you forgot to add that will also run Linux 2.2 or other as ancient OS

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Microsoft: Free Windows 10 for THIEVES and PIRATES? They can GET STUFFED

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Stop

Re: Waiting for the genuine pirated version

you missed the part where he is the paying customer, and as a paying customer he gets worse experience than a pirate

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Linux

Re: Where's my checksum?

if you have iso md5 or sha1 sums, you can record them on read only media and then use a known good OS (this 5 year old Linux live CD will do fine) to verify it on an airgapped PC

similarly with the files, just switch the read only media to a disk with installed system behind a read-only adapter

Linux, 'cause this features come standard there

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Reddit: Gonna SCRUB these TROLLS right outa my hair

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Alien

as Chozo said, this doesn't help for canvas fingerprinting

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Blocking pirate sites doesn't weaken pirates say Euroboffins

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Facepalm

well, how about the distributors providing a site with half as much of content in a single place that I can watch on demand on any device of my choosing, without problems with stupid DRM

most of Europe doesn't even get Netflix, yet alone Netflix with the same content as in US

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You have the right to be forgotten 41.3 per cent of the time says Google

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Alien

YouTube

With search results they are precise to a single comma placement, but with YouTube they are fine to comply to all the shotgun fired DMCA takedowns, even if the claimed reason is they include barely audible music in public domain.

If you ever wondered who Google does respond to...

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Enjoying the Spring? Microsoft has 13 ways to fix that

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Devil

Bug fixes to such an old OS? ha, good one!

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Relax, it's just Ubuntu 15.04. AARGH! IT'S FULL OF SYSTEMD!!!

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Stop

Re: systemd? Do not want.

do you want a Pentium Pro with them, or those MMX extensions are too newfangled too?

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Mozilla to whack HTTP sites with feature-ban stick

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Boffin

Re: Eeejits!

"What are these few basic checks that can make a self-signed certificate trustworthy and give full confidence to all your visitors?"

Those are the same checks that regular certificates from "big names" do - check if the email comes from webmaster@site.com or admin@site.com or that you can place a file with specific content on the server. All domain validated certificates require you to have control over that only.

The certificate doesn't mean that the content is trustworthy or that the content comes from a given entity (unless it's a green-bar-enabling EV certificate). It just says that the same people that controlled the domain at some past time are the ones that are controlling the connection you are doing right now.

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Zuck'ed up: Facebook opens up free internet in India – but bans HTTPS

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Joke

Re: Data gathering and ad insertion

The mineshaft^W evilness gap!

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Stubborn 'won't fix' Google U-turns on Chromecast vid judder twitching-eye blunder

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Joke

It's snowing in hell, obviously

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Good luck displacing Windows 7, Microsoft, it's still growing

Tomato42

Re: Windows 7 is popular because it is easy to pirate

Except the "given away Win 10" is actually a 1 year trial copy

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DDoSsers use reflection amplification to crank up the volume to 100Gbps+

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Facepalm

"cloud hosting"

also known as "hosting"

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Google versus the EU: Sigh. You can't exploit a contestable monopoly

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FAIL

Re: So....

Your average punter has no idea what a browser is, let alone that Google isn't "The Internet".

And I don't care about google shopping, it has always been utter garbage so I've been using different sites. The problem is that they abuse their monopoly in any way they can: YouTube users turned into G+ users, 60fps YouTube - Chrome only, 360° YouTube - Chrome only, gmail IMAP - non standard compliant, gmail POP3 non existent, offline gmail - you guessed it Chrome only. That's just few examples.

Shopping is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Google pulls plug on YouTube for older iPads, iPhones, smart TVs

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Happy

Re: The ONLY way to watch YouTube is...

either I'm watching youtubers which don't enable this kind of ads or my version of ABP does some wonders, as I literally never see ads other than the ones _maker_ of the video inserted

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Holmes

Re: Google is pushing Apple sales

what is scary is that Stallman is basically always right, he's just sometimes proven right 10 years later, not right away

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ID yourself or get NOTHING (except Framework), snarls Metasploit

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FAIL

Morons, the lot of 'em.

...because the only technical expertise resides inside US, especially after they have offshored all jobs they could.

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Virgin Media takes its time on website crypto upgrade

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Boffin

Re: TLS 1.2 intolerant == not patched is Total rubbish

No cryptographic library in any RHEL5 release under support (including extended support channels) is TLS1.2 version intolerant.

Yes, OpenSSL in it doesn't support TLSv1.2, but clients don't have to fall back to TLSv1.0 to be able to connect.

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Google chips at Amazon's Glacier with Cloud Storage Nearline

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Thumb Down

Re: The real business model

Well, I wouldn't call it exactly cheap, terabyte of stored data will cost you $10 a month. That's $120 a year. At the same time you can buy a 1TB drive (hardly the cheapest per GB) for $65. Times 5 or 10 years (typical of long term storage) and it's going into serious money territory.

Or in other words, you can buy two drives a year for the price of same amount of Galcier storage!

For a storage that will cost you additionally to retrieve (realistically $0.10 per GB), those are exorbitant prices. It may be fine for occasional ODF, but it certainly is not for images, films, database dumps, etc..

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Hey, big spender. Are you as secure as a whitebox vendor?

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Unhappy

Re: Sticking everyithing behind a firewall sounds like a good first step but...

@P.Lee: "All you really need to do is hook it up to a serial port and the power supply switch."

That assumes you're using a real OS, not Windows. And since it's the suits that make the business plans, it has to be Windows compatible, otherwise they won't believe it is actually working unless they see the Desktop.

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Silly sysadmins ADDING Heartbleed to servers

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Trollface

Opera inc. is Norwegian company. And while they do have oil, it doesn't look like US wants to bring Freedom®™ to them just yet.

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Re: Remaining servers need extra pressure from users

well, even if it doesn't result in users complaining (they want their cat macros and want them now, those pesky warnings are just in the way), it still causes bad PR and obviour error to the _admin_ that runs the site.

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Don't fret over SOHO routers and Heartbleed. But yeah, there's LOADS to fear on home kit

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Unhappy

of course they are not vulnerable

of course most of the home routers are not vulnerable, they usually ship software that's at least 5 years old!

Remember Linux 2.6? Most routers still chug along with 2.4.

critical vulns on SOHO routers are a problem, but Heartbleed is not one of them

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Torvalds rails at Linux developer: 'I'm f*cking tired of your code'

Tomato42

Re: it's no coincidence

check how many people Red Hat employs, then compare the stats "per capita"

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Tomato42

using profanities makes it 100% sure that the other side will get it that you are not "just displeased" and that your comments can be just brushed aside

you don't have the luxury of verbal intonation in email context

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Tomato42

Re: Mozilla

@Alan Johnson: They tortured him until he couldn't take it any more. If that isn't the definition of "basically murdered", it should be.

Don't dismiss such issues as trivial, this makes it more likely for the situation to occur again.

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Tomato42

Re: coding

@Don Jefe " the entire Linux movement is being denied the commercial support it so desperately needs so that 'free' isn't the only thing the general public thinks when they hear 'Linux'. "

Red Hat, SuSE and Novell, all of them sell commercial Linux support, from the kernel up to font rendering in the browser. And those are just the three largest companies that do Linux support. There are many more.

So, what the hell are you talking about?!

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iFixit boss: Apple has 'done everything it can to put repair guys out of business'

Tomato42

Re: Is resilience the flip side to repairability?

I've always used nokia phones, and each of them survived more than 3 years of use, even with the multitude of times I dropped them on floor

the only one I replaced because it broke was the one I dropped into water -- worked fine for 3 or 4 months after I dried it, but ultimately it went down

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Little pink handjob: Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact

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Re: But can I wipe it..

dunno about proper, but cyanogenmod has builds for it, we will have to wait few more months for Meamo or Sailfish, but I wouldn't hold my breath for it

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FTC: Do SSL properly or we'll shove a microscope up you for decades

Tomato42

Re: Many iOS devices only have wi-fi.

@Vincent Ballard: you can authenticate the connection after it has been established (see channel bonding) so the library should allow for that

it shouldn't be the default, of course

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WTF: Twitter bug temporarily kills THAT Oscar selfie

Tomato42

Re: This is newsworthy?

it is a partial outage in a service used by some for informing about infrastructure outages.

So yes, it is newsworthy on an IT site.

References to Oscar Selfie are just the "biting the hand" part of El Reg style.

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GSMA: EU net neutrality reforms are the enemy of business

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Do they think we live in 1700? cause that's the only rational explanation for the assumption that we still don't know what Netflix has to do in the US to provide acceptable service to their customers...

protip: start selling packages based on actual limits, not inflated ones and you'll get even more money from people that want actually unlimited unlimited plan and you'll still get loads of money from punters that can't tell the difference between bit an byte

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That NSA denial in full: As of right now, we're not pretending to be Facebook or Twitter

Tomato42

Re: lol

@Nick Ryan: If they had noses like that, they would already be breaking the light speed barrier every time they shook their heads while saying "no, we don't spy on people"

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Microsoft to push out penultimate XP patch on March Patch Tuesday

Tomato42

you shouldn't have been running windows in the first place

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Who earns '$7k a month' but can't even legally drink? A tech intern!

Tomato42

Re: The exception

The rule is you're lucky to even find inters that are worth hiring, let alone worth high pay.

The problems are are on both sides of the fence

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Make cyberwar a no-no equal to nukes, bio, and chemical attacks, says RSA headman

Tomato42
Devil

Someones pockets...

It looks like someone's pockets have just been hit, and it hurt, it hurt a lot.

If I was a little bit less cynic about it I might have said that this will make them learn, but I've seen in too many times.

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Tomato42

Re: What a baffoon

@AC: maybe, the first or the second year after that happened

then the people that run them would get a clue and do what they should have done since the start: put them on ISP level VPNs completely separate from Internet

we already have the technology to be nearly 100% safe, they are just not using it

also, it seems that the idea of "fail safe" has escaped you

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Robots demanding equal API rights? It's just a matter of time

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Re: The case for a well-defined API for 'calling the kettle black'

@Dan 55: the kettle is obviously a bounjor registered name

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Bitcoin value plunges as Mt.Gox halts withdrawals and Russia says 'nyet'

Tomato42

Re: barter

"Barter is surely different in that it is trading things that have intrinsic value."

you mean like small carbon monocrystals and aluminium oxide with trace amounts of iron, titanium or chromium? (that's diamonds and sapphires for the uninitiated) There's no such thing as "intrinsic value".

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Snowden leak: GCHQ DDoSed Anonymous & LulzSec's chatrooms

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Re: DDOS

@WetAWorld How did it go... Ah right: "If they do nothing wrong they have nothing to fear".

Big corps and governments shaft us at every step. The people try to show that thy don't like it and they are jailed within minutes. Fat fish fuck up the economy, they get bonuses.

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Angry anti-NSA hackers pwn Angry Birds site after GCHQ data slurp

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FAIL

Programmers

"does not share data, collaborate or collude with any government spy agencies such as NSA or GCHQ anywhere in the world,"

yeah, they just employ a bunch of morons that agreed to work for lowest wage, morons that wouldn't be able to tell the difference between AES and double ROT13

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Thought sales were in the toilet before? Behold the agony: 2013 was a PC market BLOODBATH

Tomato42

Re: Good enough don't cut it

I have very similar setup (exact same CPU) with a SSD, and I can say that the CPU is the limiting factor, the SSD does make the system feel snappy, but put any background number crunching and you feel the lack of oomph

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You... (Sigh). You store our financials in a 'Clowds4U' account?

Tomato42

Re: Is your data REALLY that sensitive?

while in principle I agree, there is also the problem of Personally identifiable information as leaking such data makes you a target to sue

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I've seen the future of car radio - and DAB isn't in it

Tomato42

It simple what will happen: no one will get any bandwidth and the base stations will turn into torches

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App to manage Android app permissions

Tomato42

Re: "SnoopWall is proudly made in the USA."

both are a sure way to discourage me from even testing the stuff

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Bjork, 500+ novelist pals ask UN for 1 bill of digital rights to RULE 'EM ALL

Tomato42

Re: It's no good moaning.

The Joe Average doesn't care. We already have all the technology needed for secure communication. You've got your GPG, your private Jabber servers your OTA encryption.

The problem is, nobody is using it!

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Mexican Cobalt-60 robbers are DEAD MEN, say authorities

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Re: education issue.

@Alan Brown: considering how often Greenpeace and other green terrorists use the symbol to scare people, you'd guess that there are no people alive over the age of ***teen that don't know what a trefoil means.

the stupidity of people doesn't cease to amaze

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Beijing leans on Microsoft to maintain Windows XP support

Tomato42

Re: You forgot one thing...

@An0n C0w4rd: IPv6 or modern wifi architecture in XP? you make me laugh

Microsoft didn't add support for AES or TLS1.0 to XP, ever. Both of which predate RTM version of it by years! Yet alone the SP1, SP2 or SP3... And don't make me remember IE6. Browser so bad, even its maker advertised against it!

It's a good end to bad riddance.

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Sony's new PlayStation 4: Early faults ENRAGE some buyers

Tomato42

Re: Silly squabling

"cost"? you mean the games that are 25% more expensive and for which 30%, 50%, 75% sales are completely unheard of? (just look at Steam or any bargain bin in local supermarket to see the PC situation)

"ease of use"? you mean the HDD installs or the 2GB patches you need to download so that you can finish them?

Consoles were cheaper and easier to use, but that ended sometime around PS2 and original xbox era. Now consoles are just underpowered PCs with all the problems plaguing PCs with few extras throws in for good measure. So excuse me while I replay Skyrim with mods, the one I bought for 4 quid. On a PC that is cheaper than PS4.

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Fukushima fearmongers: It's YOUR FAULT Japan DUMPED CO2 targets

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Re: Well, two thoughts...

Yeah, because it's so much better to have the toxic waste spewed all over the plant for tens of years than to bury it in one place with safety mechanisms that are over engineered to hell and back few times over.

Maybe your organism can handle trace amounts of lead and mercury and high amounts of soot in atmosphere but mine will take twice as high background radiation any time of the year. Life in general have evolved to deal with the latter, not the former.

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