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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'

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Re: it's no coincidence

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

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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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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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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'

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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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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'

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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The TRUTH about mystery Trojan found in SPAAACE

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Re: Vapourware !!!!

@knarf: well, it doesn't have an autostart system, or shortcuts that can execute DLL files just by looking at them

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Oooh! My NAUGHTY SKIRT keeps riding up! Hello, INTERNET EXPLORER

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Re: Oh, dear...

@vociferous: I don't get why exactly is it "creepy manga department"... Just because Asian markets don't equate drawn characters with kids content?

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Microsoft founder Paul Allen's money man wants Redmond to break up

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looks like the batteries in the reality distortion field run out

inside the C*O and financial markets bubble it makes perfect sense, after all you just need to repeat it often to make it true!

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iPad Air BARES ALL, reveals she's a high maintenance lady

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Re: Is there anybody who approves of this?

@T. F. M. Reader: don't bother, he's buying Apple gear already, open source arguments won't work on him

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BETHLEHEM-grade SUPERNOVA possible 'within 50 years'

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Re: Disappointing...

@Nigel11: true, space is a really nasty place

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Cisco: We'll open-source our H.264 video code AND foot licensing bill

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Re: Open source... binary only download. Hu?

and how do you make sure that the code you download is the one Cisco used to compile the binary download?

As if we don't have enough problems with Java and Flash...

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Furious French choke on chardonnay over NSA's phone spying in France

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Black Helicopters

Oh, so the cheese-eating surrender monkeys are one of the biggest threats to the US freedoms?

I think they really don't have any integrity left what so ever to pull that off... The whole spying on world + dog was just a power trip, nothing less nothing more.

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Snowden: NSA whacks US in the WALLET, slurps millions of contacts books

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Happy

Heinrich Himmler approves!

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Google: Now your mom will try to sell you toilet paper

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Re: Gee Plus Only (for now)

This may be true for new accounts, it's certainly not true for old accounts. But the little buggers did link my YT to my GMails and now I have to be very careful where I click every two-theree weeks when they are telling^W asking me if I want to use my real name for YT.

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Microsoft covers Brit who penetrated Windows 8.1 with GOLD

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Linux

Re: I applaud this approach

@AC 9th October 2013 14:09 GMT

.... and at less than 20% of consumer electronics market. They are no longer in the position where they are the only band in town and every body dances to their music. Also, "cloud"? microsoft? don't make me laugh

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Valve uncloaks prototype Steam Machine console specs

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Re: dont get it

getting i7 over i5 for a gaming machine is at best a bad decision, at worst you're probably compensating for something

just because there is more powerful hardware doesn't mean that it's actually worth getting it

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everything Gabe had said about SteamBox and SteamOS would suggests that you will be able to get the OS however you want and do with it pretty much anything

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500 MEELLION PCs still run Windows XP. How did we get here?

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Re: If you've got to do all this work to change your OS..

true, but I've yet to find a distro that will get infected if you let it connect to Internet during installation

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APPLE is the new COCA-COLA: Bubble-beverage globocorp beaten by Foxconn rebrander

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Oracle?! For consumer brands?! I don't know what they are smoking but it's helluva strong.

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Microsoft: Surface a failure? No, it made us STRONGER

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"Your arms off!"

"This is but a scratch!"

The reality distortion field generators must be doing overtime lately in Redmond

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Swiss space plane to launch robotic orbital debris destroyer

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Re: What they need...

locating the centre of mass is difficult, if you have a grappling hook you can compensate in real time, with affixed engines you have only one chance and a big probability you'll get it catastrophically wrong

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Verizon finally drags FCC into court fisticuffs to end one-speed internet for all

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> Internet providers want the extra dosh to bankroll the hardware needed to improve connections

> and beef up the internet's arteries.

...and there goes my bullshit-o-meter, and I just got a new one after watching General's Alexander presentation.

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Microsoft buys Nokia's mobile business

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Stop

Re: One wonders how stupid Nokia shareholders must be

@mmeier: keep in mind that the N900 was more of a phone for developers to try out the platform than a consumer device. Of course it had shortcomings. Thing is the platform did mature and it perform well. But then came Elop.

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Microsoft cans three 'pinnacle' certifications, sparking user fury

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Re: Meph-head

@Mephistro: the PR cost is impossible to measure so they just ignore it, always did, always will

we wouldn't call them beancounters if that wasn't the case.

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Thought the PC market couldn't get any worse? HAH! Think again

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Re: Fracking resolution.

If only those were last decade screens: you could easily buy 120+dpi screens in 2002.

Screens with 74dpi are from two decades ago!

It's really crazy when you can buy phones with higher resolution screens than all laptops smaller than 19"

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