* Posts by diodesign

1524 posts • joined 21 Sep 2011

Why your gigabit broadband lags like hell – blame Intel's chipset

diodesign
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Re: VM to gig BB in the UK

If you're on a SuperHub 2, you'll be OK. If you get any package that has a Superhub 3, you'll be needing a patch which isn't expected for a short while. By gigabit broadband modem, we mean gigabit-capable; you could get a Homeworks 300Mbps package and get a Superhub 3 box and suffer from extra lag.

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Trump's FCC will soak net neutrality in gas and toss in a lit match

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Re: Dems vs. Dems

Just to prove there's no conspiracy here, and that you were reading way too much into "political reasons", I've added a link to the senate Democrats arguing over it so everyone's definitely on the same page.

As for the headline, I wrote it and I don't feel particularly either way about NN - I just recognize when an incoming administration is gearing up to make changes.

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Jersey sore: Anchor rips into island's undersea cables, sinks net access

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Re: "on the UK island of Jersey"

Honestly, we kinda just wanted to see what reaction we'd get.

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Wow. What a shock. The FBI will get its bonus hacking powers after all

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Re: To go after...........

Yeah, to (in the words of the DoJ) "liberate" infected machines. See the linked articles + pages.

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'Mirai bots' cyber-blitz 1m German broadband routers – and your ISP could be next

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Re: ThatGuy2088

Guys, for God's sake, read the god damn article before smugly shooting off about TR-069/64. It's explained in the piece. It's not solely about TR-069 but it's part of the problem because it exposes a vulnerable TR-064 service.

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diodesign
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Re: Soulhand

Nah, the article's all good - you're just assuming ISPs and router firmware makers aren't nuts. The exploit works by connecting to a TR-064 server behind port 7547, which is opened by TR-069.

"What is not very well known is that the server on port 7457 is also a TR-064 server. This is another protocol related to TR-069. It is also known as 'LAN-Side CPE Configuration'"

[Source]

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Small ISPs 'probably' won't receive data retention order following IP Bill

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Re: FlippingGerman

Every single one. It records the website visited (like theregister.co.uk or youtube.com, not the full URL) and when and from which subscriber.

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Rumble in the off-the-shelf server jungle: HPE comes out swinging

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Re: Are you serious??

I guess Chris really just liked HPE's gear.

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Gone in 70 seconds: Holding Enter key can smash through defense

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Re: Not the whole story:

Thanks for all the feedback - we've updated the article with more info and links to technical details of the bug and Red Hat's take on it for context.

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Which job is AI going to eat next? Step forward, CCTV operators

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Re: allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

>Um, how is facial recognition "spotting suspicious behavior"?

Easily. Detect when certain people - or unidentified people - are seen hanging around a restricted area, for example.

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Hypernormalisation: Adam Curtis on chatbots, AI and Colonel Gaddafi

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Re: no access

iPlayer is the BBC's on-demand video and radio streamer.

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Sweden axes 700MHz spectrum sale over 'national security' fears

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Re: Say goodbye to good Mobile coverage.

It was a deliberately flippant sub-head. And yeah, there are other frequencies, but still doesn't detract from the odd decision.

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America has one month to stop the FBI getting its global license to hack

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Re: BillG

We've added the DoJ's points to the article, thanks for reminding us of them. But they don't change the thrust of the story at all - Rule 41 allows agents to apply for one warrant to one judge to search a very wide area. And it allows the Feds to search infected computers.

Maybe you're OK with that. Fine. But some people aren't.

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Dyn dinged by DDoS: US DNS firm gives web a bad hair day

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Re: It's back

We're on it - it's on our radar, we also have other stories to cover too.

Late edit: We published new stuff. Here's a summary of our updates.

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Boffins exploit Intel CPU weakness to run rings around code defenses

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Re: Non sequitur?

All right, all right. The BTB part is local. It's needed to defeat ASLR. You need to defeat ASLR whether you're coming remotely or local. That part is local.

In other words, we were trying to make it clear that you don't attack the BTB + ASLR from outside and then install your malware. You first gain basic code execution (remote or local) and then exploit the BTB to get past ASLR (local).

I've taken that bit out since it seems to have blown your mind.

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Cheapest Apple iPhone 7's flash memory is waaaaay slower than pricier model

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Re: It's a matter of parallelism...

The article addresses the parallelism and the speed in real-world uses. Basically, we know.

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Re: Eh?

We know exactly why we're black-listed - we just wish Apple would admit it.

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Tesla's big news today:
sudo killall -9 Autopilot

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Re: Switched Off?

"only that cars with the new hardware will not have it switched on"

Correct.

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How a chunk of the web disappeared this week: GlobalSign's global HTTPS snafu explained

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Re: How a chunk of the web disappeared — and some important stuff too

Yeah - it's not HTTPS websites. Any client-server setup using SSL/TLS certs from GlobalSign were at risk - Kaspersky software was affected too, for example.

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Boy, 12, gets €100k bill from Google after confusing Adwords with Adsense

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Re: Re: Not terribly clear...

Thanks - I've fixed up the details. Don't forget to email corrections@theregister.co.uk if you spot anything wrong so we can correct stuff straight away rather than read every single comment.

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Stingy sapphire lens in Apple's iPhone 7 is as scratchy as glass

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Re: Did they say it was still sapphire?

Yes, mate - "Sapphire crystal lens cover"

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Building your own storage startup: Whatever you do, don't let lead dev be CEO

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Re: What's with El Reg and the obsession with storage?

We've been writing daily computer storage stories for >5 years. It's a huge component in enterprise IT. As storage and compute merge, our coverage will go in the same direction.

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‘Andromeda’ will be Google’s Windows NT

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If it's using Little Kernel, then yes, it's a microkernel. LK's author Travis is a big fan of ukernels. He tends to hang out on #osdev on the Freenode IRC network giving advice on operating system design.

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A year living with the Nexus 5X – the good, the bad, and the Nougat

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Re: Nexii?

Well, yeah, we know - we debated it in the office and we went with Nexii because it sounds cooler and is a passing reference to Alan Partridge and "Lexii" cars.

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IBM hopes its tailored Swift will lure you onto BlueMix cloud

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Re: Swift?

Ah sure, thought everyone knew that, though.

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Forgive me, father, for I have used an ad-blocker on news websites...

diodesign
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Re: My question is......

Personally speaking, I think it's fair to say that the advertising+media world fucked up pretty bad with shitty bloated Flash ads, invasive popups, and dodgy ad networks that try to infect people. So I get why people use ad blockers to protect their systems and avoid slowing down their browsers.

(FWIW El Reg has a small but able ad ops team who are fast, smart and dedicated to weeding out any crap ads. We try our very best to serve only quality ads that won't piss you off in the hope that ppl whitelist us in their ad block plugins, if they're using them.)

Why are Reg journos anti-blockers? Well, there's a worry that when ads across the web are finally cleaned up - such as using pure HTML5, no creepy JS, no sound, no fucking tricks - no one will see them anyway because the bridge has been burned and everyone's using ad blockers, and then we'll be left with Bloomberg and, er, Bloomberg.

And that's no fun at all.

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Double KO! Capcom's Street Fighter V installs hidden rootkit on PCs

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Re: Anonymous coward

"the majority of PC players was unable to launch the game AT ALL"

Source?

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Double-negative tweet could be Microsoft Surface Phone hint

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Re: Um...

Intel has some new 6W tablet x86 chips that might fit the bill.

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Bloke accused of Linux kernel.org hack nabbed during traffic stop

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Re: Re: Adrian 4 Re: Austin's goal, according to the prosecution.....

Yeah, presumably. As alleged in the prosecution's court filing: "One of AUSTIN'S goals was to gain access to the software distributed through the www.kernel.org website."

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Kaspersky 'terminates' deal with security reseller Quadsys

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Re: Active Case?

Yeah, UK law is pretty strict about what you can and can't say during proceedings. The full story will eventually emerge when the case is over.

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Watch SpaceX's rocket dramatically detonate, destroying a $200m Facebook satellite

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Re: Shitty YouTube skin

The player uses HTML5 if your browser can take it. I have Flash blocked in Chrome and the video plays fine without any plugins.

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This is why Huawei's cloud is not like Amazuregoo

diodesign
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Re: Another Huawei puff piece?

This is not a paid-for piece.

This is a serious point: unless an article says otherwise, none of our articles are sponsored. This week we'll run three short messages sponsored by Huawei, each at 1200 midday Australia (0200 UTC), pointing people to the Chinese giant's Connect event and encouraging them to take a look. Those three pieces are labelled as promotional and sponsored, and are separate from editorial. They run alongside Huawei ads.

Please, please don't confuse clearly labelled paid-for messages with articles produced independently by journalists.

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Holy friggin' Dell! $67bn EMC mega-gobble to complete on Sept 7

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Re: so,

It's to track EMC's stake in VMware after the EMC ticker is suspended, Dell being a privately owned biz an' all.

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FBI: Look out – hackers are breaking into US election board systems

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Re: Took what?

Good point. It costs $500. But I'd be more worried about miscreants altering data than taking it.

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Having offended everyone else in the world, Linus Torvalds calls own lawyers a 'nasty festering disease'

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Re: tytso

Sure - we meant as in the lawyers in his community. It's just a bit hard to fit it all in a headline.

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Little ARMs pump 2,048-bit muscles in training for Fujitsu's Post-K exascale mega-brain

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Re: 1000 Petaflops = 1 billion ?

Blah, typo, meant a quintillion - fixed. Was concentrating on the architecture. Don't forget to email corrections@theregister.co.uk if you spot something wrong.

And yes, it's variable length.

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Oracle Java copyright war latest: Why Google's luck is about to run out

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Re: Mr. Orlowski seems to misunderstand fair use

"The Supreme Court’s decision in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., solidified the treatment of fair use as an affirmative defense. However, treating fair use as an affirmative defense shifts the burden to the defendant while in most fair use cases plaintiffs are able to easily prove a prima facie case of infringement."

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Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell for Linux, Macs. Repeat, Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell

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Re: channel extended

What the heck are you on about?

A. The only mention of awk and grep is from Snover in a direct quote, ie: it's what he said, not what we wrote.

B. He's saying you launch awk and grep from a shell.

Also, there's a link to the source code in the article - it's on GitHub.

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Light at the end of Intel's Silicon Photonics: 100Gbps network tech finally shipping, sorta

diodesign
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Re: New technology???

Well, the new technology is building silicon that can drive and receive these lasers. The dream is to put this right into the chipsets but right now, we've got discrete transceivers, like the ones from Mellanox.

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Intel fabs to churn out 10nm ARM chips for LG smartphones next year

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Re: StrongARM?

I do - Intel used the StrongARM blueprints for its XScale line of chips for phones, networking and storage chips. They didn't go anywhere either.

From what I can tell, within Intel, if it's not x86, it's not welcome. That also exists within AMD. It's going to push Zen for servers, not ARM.

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diodesign
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Re: No love for servers?

Intel produces 99% of data center compute processors, which are x86. I don't think it's in any hurry to build ARM SoCs for servers. With smartphones and tablets, it lost so now it's going a level lower to ruin Samsung's day.

I'm planning a piece or two on the state of ARM server chips v soon, after IDF ends, in fact.

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Judges put FCC back in its box: No, you can't override state laws, not even for city broadband

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Re: Beachrider

"Reg said that States cannot be pushed around by a federal regulator..."

No, that's what the appeals court said, in this specific case, not us.

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Scam adverts served by The Register

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Re: Scam adverts served by The Register

I'll make sure the ads team sees this. Sometimes, we'll run ads via a network. We have some control over the ads placed.

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IP mapping hell couple sues

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Re: Eh?

Don't look at us - it was MaxMind's decision to do that.

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics has made a hash of the census

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Re: Re: Found in the press

Here (paywall). Basically, Philip Nye, an IBM security architect, tweeted: "Since Australia doesn’t have mandatory disclosure laws, will we ever find out when Census data is inevitably breached?"

Which ppl took to mean: "Census will be breached." He deleted the tweet, it seems.

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BlackBerry DTEK 50: How badly do you want a secure Android?

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Re: MicroSD slot

Yeah, it's in the article - in the specs.

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Forget security training, it's never going to solve Layer 8 (aka people)

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Re: Layer 8 is Financial

It's kinda unofficial, really. Up to layer 7 is officially defined, then it gets messy. Typically, layer 8 is the human layer.

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Intel's smartwatches are so hot right now – too hot: Basis Peak recalled for skin burns, blistering

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Re: CPU and power consumption?

Check it out - I added it to the story. Couple of ARM Cortex-Ms.

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VMware: We're gonna patent hot-swapping your VMs' host OS

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Re: What if a system call was changed

Never break user space.

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