13 posts • joined 14 Jul 2011
Blimey, very sorry to hear this, spoke with Keith a number of times over the years, and he was always very perceptive, very encouraging of others' work and an all round decent guy. Condolences to the family and his friends.
Re: Where are the Register's servers located?
Actually they appear to have hosting at Rackspace in both the UK and US (one of their US IPs is 188.8.131.52), and it's reasonable to assume that they have the database replicated between those regions for redundancy too.
Re: I would recommend a look at the TP-Link TD-W8980 N600.
This new Linksys one is ethernet only - the one you suggested includes a DSL modem. A closer TP-Link comparison would be the Archer C7 (http://www.tp-link.com/lk/products/details/?model=Archer+C7). I'd personally go for the TL-WDR4900 though - fantastic CPU and OpenWrt support, just lacking 802.11ac.
It would be great if this Linksys one did include a modem too, as that would mean they'd most likely be publishing the source for the modem drivers too (which is very rare), but sadly that's not the case.
Re: "You've had your debate. There's no need to write any more.”
The D-Notice was two months ago... http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/17/defence-d-bbc-media-censor-surveillance-security
Re: British spyware?
The German company is the subsidiary. It is owned by Gamma Group, which is a British company based in Andover.
Uploading of data is covered in the documentation from the link provided in the article. For example, using the "bq" tool: https://developers.google.com/bigquery/docs/hello_bigquery#createtable
Re: SKY FTTC Launch today?
Tomorrow apparently. Detailed on Sky.com at https://fibre.sky.com/shop/broadband-talk/broadband-options/sky-fibre-broadband/
Not hard to believe
It's not hard to believe they're slipping based upon my experience this past 10 days. I needed to order 8 new servers on short-ish notice, so naturally contacted Dell and HP (amongst others). Dell promised us the world and we ordered with them, but have failed to meet any of their promises so far and have been repeatedly caught out lying. By far the worst sales experience I've ever had (and continue to have, in fact). That said, HP didn't even respond repeated requests for a quote, so I don't know which is worse.
"Simple tasks, such as help desks"
I suspect the above phrase will earn the ire of some readers here who have been on the receiving end of such 'simple' tasks!
Wow, this is awfully snide, and with a misleading title too. Why present the headline figure as a decimal (0.001) and then the percentage in the first sentence? Who would use a decimal like that for any reason other than to belittle the number? You'd never see a headline like "ACME CORP PROMISES 0.99 OF REVENUE TO FREE THE SLAVES" - they'd use 99%.
The constant anti-Google rhetoric from this author is becoming tiresome. The facts stated in this article and every other may well be true, but subconscious doubts are immediately raised when I read the byline and anti-Google tone.
Please can we have some more balance!
Not a modified firmware
Methodology is at http://wiki.thc.org/vodafone.
It doesn't use a modified firmware, and the Femtocell doesn't check with VF prior to the call being made that the phone is authorised. Instead, it relies on a local list of authorised phones (that I assume are pushed to it from VF upon updates). As discussed in section 8.2.1 of the methodology, you can completely disable checking of this list anyway, which effectively allows the device to run promiscuously.
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