* Posts by Jamie Jones

1727 posts • joined 14 Jun 2007

Chrome devs hatch plan to mark all HTTP traffic insecure

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"IThe team also point out that HTTPS traffic usually produces a change to the user interfa,ce notification, yet insecure HTTP traffic does not"

Um, seeing as there are only 2 states, how so?

Or in otherwords, it does: "grey/white bar" instead of green bar etc.

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Don Jefe

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Don Jefe

What's happened to the don? His last post was 4 months ago

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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I'll resurrect the icon just in case...

Here's hoping the death of The Register has been greatly exaggerated ---------->

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A design suggestion

Maybe you could copy the design these guys use....

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Just make the right hand bar a bit smaller though...

https://web.archive.org/web/20090228193120/http://www.theregister.co.uk/

Incidentally, I'm probably not the only one to have gone from about 15 articles a day to 2 since this change was made.

It's not some stubborn boycott or protest - I've simply not had the interest

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While I'm at it, can we have a comments date back please?

This is a techie site, not bloody Facebook. If I want to see when a comment was madem the date was perfect - not like the current "in the last few minutes" or "one month ago".

Even worse, with javascript disbled, you just get the date of the post without the time!

Oh yeah, this design is responsible for global warming, U2, and that annoying chap off the tele.

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Re: Here's a picture of how bad it looks

"also yes I cleaned my desk, again for fear of judgment."

I judge you for cleaning your desk.

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Re: Please turn it back

I use. Tablet most of the time, and to me, any site 'designed for mobile/tablet' is crap.

Remember that thing called HTML, that could flow and adjust itself to any device size?

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"thought those sheep were in my living room FFS!"

Yes, as a Welshman, I have to conceed that that part of the site design was welcome

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Re: Mobile

"Yes, for the love of $DEITY, would you please auto-redirect mobile browsers to the mobile version or ...."

NO NO NO NO NO <u>NO!</u>

My tablet has a 7 inch screen, less than a foot from my face, and a resolution of 1900x1200. I can therefore cope with more detail than many desktop usersl yet some sites insist on sending me to a crappy dumbed down version, with text you could read a mile away.

Evil. I thought the crappy practice of browser sniffing and presuming the users environment with fixed-size layouts died around the time I.E. lost it's grip..... I was wrongwrong.

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ARGGGGGGGGGGGH!

Sorry, it's horrible.

I actually thought my browser had loaded the site without the stylesheet.

How about instead putting resources into making the forum work properly -- highlights/notifications of replies / new comments etc.

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PlayStation Network blasted offline AGAIN. Just not Sony's decade

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Re: El Reg Tombstone icon when?

As requested! ----------------------->

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TalkTalk customers demand opt-out fix for telco's DNS ad-jacking tactics

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Three Mobile do this also. I run my own nameservers instead of using theirs, so it doesn't affect me any more.

Three use 'Barefruit' as the company to provide this 'service' - NX is remapped to 92.242.132.9

It's still evil though, and assumes internet == web and can break all sorts of other things.

Whilst they appear to firewall everything apart from TCP port 80, there are still issues that I would be interested to get clarified legally.

Firstly, I am NOT saying that Barefruit, Three, Talk-talk, or any of the others are doing any of the following. In fact it would be commercial suicide if they did, and for little or no gain. So I'm not implying any bad faith here on any of the actors.

However, a *major* mistake of theirs in my opinion is they remap *all* NXDomain results, even if the domain portion is valid, so, for instance, if a three customer goes to http://forum.theregister.co.uk/ (note the missing 's') they will be sent to this third-party site, DOMAIN COOKIES INCLUDED.

A hackers dream to steal login credentials.......

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Google says NYET! to Putin, pulls techies out of Russia – report

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Re: More counter-evidence for the irrational Google hate.

"because it literally hoovers up all the data about its users "

Um, no it doesn't.

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Europe's top court mulls vandal's right to privacy after bloke catches thug on home CCTV

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"In the UK, in a public space you have no reasonable expectation of privacy & cannot stop or prevent anyone from recording you in said public space. Despite thier protestations otherwise it is fully legit for members of the public to make visual records of interactions with the police / government members etc in public spaces or even private if you are the one who owns the private property (just make sure they cant hang a 'its for terrorist purposes' tag around your neck, as then it is illegal)

however if you do use home cctv, a couple of visible warning signs on the exterior of your home & make sure your cameras arent pointing deliberatly at the pavement/road (if you just happen catch a little due to lens / camera placement well thats fair game as i understand the legal position on it) and you should comply with UK law.

These 2 paragraphs are contradictory.

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Feds dig up law from 1789 to demand Apple, Google decrypt smartphones, slabs

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Re: still have a backdoor though right?

Encrypted backups on 'the cloud' (puke) where only you have the keys: www.tarsnap.com

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It's BLOCK FRIDAY: Britain in GREED-crazed bargain bonanza mob frenzy riot MELTDOWN

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I must live under a rock....

I know of the American "black Friday" event, but honestly had no idea it had come here until reading this website this morning.

Guess I've missed out!

Sales..... A funny old game. When people realise that sales are not due to the shop feeling charitable to consumers, maybe the mad frenzy will end.

As for Black Friday, if I owned a large chain of stores, I'd advertise "Black Thursday" and clear my stock of tat a day earlier, and presumably without needing to apply as much of a discount as I would if I was competing with everyone else.

But i guess that's why i'm not in business.

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Home Office: Fancy flogging us some SECRET SPY GEAR?

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Re: Funny, but...

Um... Say what?!

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Snowden doc leak lists submarine'd cables tapped by spooks

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Re: What's with all the stupid codenames?

I said *stupid* codenames, not codenames in general.

But seeing as you mention it, so what? It's not like they discuss it down the local pub.

Thanks for playing though. Unfortunately you lose points for not being able to reply without sounding like a total dick.

Have a nice day

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What's with all the stupid codenames?

..... it's as if the place is being run by children, or James Bond wannabies.

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Re: Bullet

" Do you realise that he's probably given the worst ("worst" defined by the resultant damage to the USA) stuff to a trusted associate who is under instructions to release the whole lot if he disappears/dies under any kind of remotely suspicious circumstances?"

In that case, he's in even more danger from America's enemies

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Chromecast video on UK, Euro TVs hertz so badly it makes us judder – but Google 'won't fix'

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mk908ii android tv box - cost me approx 25 quid

This cheap Android device has it

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Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix

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Re: @Ledswinger

Seeing as you mention apps, I've bought a number of Android apps, and the system has no issue with me installing them multiple times from the Play Store to my tablets and my android-tv.

Could this be abused by sharing my google login with friends? Perhaps, but I feel more trusted, and know that I've spent more on apps in total than I would if they had draconian systems like the music industry which treat every customer as a criminal.

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UK's non-emergency police and NHS Vodafone systems go titsup NATIONWIDE

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Re: Well known services...

Errr, I know that, that, that, and errr that.

And I said "independence", not "devolution", making a tongue-in-cheek jibe at the number being referred to as *National* in the context of "the whole country"

Anyway, why "of course" does it not apply to Wales? Scotland has it, and we get it next year, which shows that your unnecessary lesson on the devolved NHS (which everyone with half a brain knows already) is entirely irrelevant.

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Well known services...

I thought they'd shutdown 101, and never knew 111 was NHS direct.

Ho hum

EDIT: It appears that the "National" NHS number doesn't apply to us here in Wales - I must have missed the independence referendum!

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I need a password to BRAKE? What? No! STOP! Aaaargh!

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Re: Misattribution

As of 2 hours ago, too: http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/containing/2366952

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Sky: We're no longer calling ourselves British. Yep. And Broadcasting can do one, too

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Re: In memoriam

There is still my squarial and one of the parabular equivalents up where I used to live (my parents house!)

Revealing no more than if I'd posted a link to my website, and you did a whois on my domain...

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HALF A BILLION TERRORISTS: WhatsApp encrypts ALL its worldwide jabber

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If we are going to explore conspiracy theories, how about:

"Sir, we've thrown our best minds at this new whisper tech, and we can't break it. How can we make it less effective?"

"We'll just give them development funding, and let the tinfoilies do the rest"

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Meet OneRNG: a fully-open entropy generator for a paranoid age

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"An external entropy generator also provides more entropy, in terms of bytes per second, than the kernel gets simply from /dev/random. “Dev/random provides a few bytes per second,” he told Vulture South. “We provide about 64k bytes per second”."

This does sound like a great source of extra entropy, but there are non-blocking pseudogenerators considered secure as long as they are correctly seeded, so with proper operating systems, it's not simply a case of 'slow but good' / 'fast but suspect'.

Yarrow (the predecessor to Fortuna - https://www.schneier.com/fortuna.html ) gives 60MB a second on my modest server:

5:32 (3) "~" jamie@catflap% dd if=/dev/random bs=1m count=100 of=/tmp/fart

100+0 records in

100+0 records out

104857600 bytes transferred in 1.723317 secs (60846374 bytes/sec)

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Could YOU identify these 10 cool vintage mobile phones?

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Re: Your 9110 is a 9210

Being able to get a vt100 dialup or telnet-over-ppp (we were more trusting back then) to the work servers from the pub was the main reason I had a 9110!

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Mastercard and Visa to ERADICATE password authentication

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For the last few months, every transaction I've made which uses VbV has also been accepted without a password.. Maybe this is part of their phasing out?

Ahhhhh, loading your banks website in an iframe... What could possibly go wrong?!

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What kind of generation doesn't stick it to the Man, but to Taylor Swift instead?

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Re: Moan bitch ... starve?

"I would happily bet a considerable sum of money that if I survey the top 50 songs or movies from The Pirate Bay this month, that all of them were produced in the last fifteen years. Certainly for movies and if not all then very nearly all, for songs, as well"

So I take it you don't disagree with his point about copyright being too long? This, I believe *is* his point.

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Re: market value

Anon, you forgot: "And no, you're not getting your ball back. Get off my land!"

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Musicians battling corporations, or music corporations battling consumers?

I know which side I feel is worse.

Whilst there is some merit in what he says, he conviently neglects to mention that the music companies have done everything to screw over the ordinary punter for ages. Yes, they screw over musicians too when they can, but that wasn't his point.

Overall, abuse in the industry is weighted in favour of musicians, not against them.

*thumbs up* to btrower who nails it in his/her post above.

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Vodafone: For Pete's sake! Apple’s 'soft' SIM's JUST AN EE SIM

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Re: So how does a user change networks

g7rpo asks a legitimate question, and gets 2 downvotes!

I naturally assumed the "..when/if VF joins the scheme" bit was implied, ah well.

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Has Switzerland cracked the net neutrality riddle?

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To my simple brain, the issue is quite simple

ISPs are facing higher costs because with services such as Netflix, people are swallowing more data than before.

Whilst Netflix may have highlighted the issue, they aren't the problem - the problem is that the ISPs have oversold their consumer packages, and now it's coming back to bite them.

Basically, if their current model is not sustainable, they need to charge more to the consumers who consume more data, and let the market sort it out (though I admit there are other issues to address here in the case of cable monopolies/duopolies)

Bottom line, why should Netfix pay more to feed in data (costs that would be passed onto the customer) meaning that ultimately, the cable companies would be charging more to watch a 3GB Netflix movie than it would to download a 3GB ISO.

The issue - the cost - is the amount of data, not the type, and if they have problems, they should charge the customer appropriately based on volume, and not offer unsustainable 'unlimited' packages at cost.

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Obama HURLS FCC under train, GUTPUNCHES ISPs in net neut battle

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Re: Can we at least applaud him?

Didn't the EU back net neutrality? Still, it's not really an issue here in the UK. Everyone would jump ship if charged unfairly.

The porn filter stuff was a load of political bollocks, but I don't recall it linked to net neutrality.

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Got an iPhone or iPad? LOOK OUT for MASQUE-D INTRUDERS

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Re: Education

When will the kids learn to have safe-text?

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Murder suspect charged after pics of strangle victim posted on 4chan

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Re: The child

Well, the tweet say the son is "with other relatives", so who knows?

And aside from the obvious thoughts about him strangling her, and then posting pictures, what sort of sick fuck would plan it so that her 13 year old kid would discover her body? He could easily have tipped off the police before that happened.

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UK superfast broadband? Not in my backyard – MP

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Re: Lack of ambition

"Fast broadband is now so critically important that it is an essential check-list item in business location and house purchase decisions"

Welcome to 'The Register' oh Dame Martha of Fox Lane, Soho.

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We're doing great, say dot-London chiefs ... Unfortunately, few agree

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"Nothing personal, it's just business"

Here's hoping these new domains are as successful as .biz, .mob, and .museum, and go the way of the .dodo

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Nexus 9: Google and HTC deliver Android 5.0 'Lollipop' at iPad prices

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Re: I am in the market for a casual tablet

Check the cheap tablets from China. You can get an octacore 2GB/8GB 1900x1200 for 140 quid. www.focalprice.com

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Re: Maybe...maybe not.

You can buy a reasonable tablet for only £30 (free postage too) http://www.focalprice.com/7-Tablet/ca-013001018.html?Currency=GBP

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'National roaming' law: Stubborn UK operators to be FORCED to share

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Roaming onto UK networks

I'm old and ugly enough to remember when you couldn't even send a text to another network.

And as international agreements came before National ones, for a while we could text anyone in the world, as long as they weren't in the Uk on a rival operator..

Unrelated, but reminds me of when the UK's public internet link to the UK universities had to go via America and back - for bureaucratic rather than technical reasons.

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Yes, Samaritans, the law DOES apply to you. Even if you mean well

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Huh?

So if I cry in public that I'm going to kill myself, and someone "unknown to me" (*shock*) "hears it without my knowledge" (*shock #2*) and reports it, they are invading my privacy?

A few years ago I was indeed that 'unknown someone' in relation to one unfortunate neighbour... I should be locked up!

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Branson on Virgin Galactic fatal crash: 'Space is hard – but worth it'

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Re: Motor failure or breakup?

Indeed, and humans will suffocate if they ever attempt to travel faster than 40 mph, and as they once said 'air travel isn't going to get any safer. If we attempt to leave this ground, we are going to die etc'

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Re: on the up side

Ahhhh, people and odds... Like the many people who say 'it won't happen to them' ..... but yet they are convinced they are going to win the lottery that week

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Banksy denies Banksy impostor's claim to Banksy.com – which isn't owned by Banksy

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I'm sure there are many people with the surname 'Banks', who have been called 'Banksy' long before this Banksy was known

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Big Content outs piracy hotbeds: São Paulo, Beijing ... TORONTO?

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Don't be silly, anon - we all know every download is a lost sale. The ass of America says so.

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Martha Lane Fox: YEUCH! The Internet is MADE by MEN?!?

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Re: Political Correctness gone MAD I tell you

"Never said it was just the monarchy but those who came with it fit the bill as well. Old Boys School tie types included. Anyone who talks with clenched teeth and patronizing manner as in "I'm special, you commoner"."

Is this the point where you start your 'quirky cockney' dance, after delighting us with that little speech no doubt voiced in a Dick Van Dyke style English accent?

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Re: Political Correctness gone MAD I tell you (@ Arnaut the ignorant)

"Any person who works hard can accomplish great things in the States,

... unless they get ill and need healthcare, or shot by yet another gun nut.

HTH

HAND!

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