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49 posts • joined 22 Jun 2012

128-bit crypto scheme allegedly cracked in two hours

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I wonder who promoted this encryption standards ?

The agency with three letter acronym , starting with letter N ?

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Super-heavy element 117 DOES exist – albeit briefly. Got any berkelium handy?

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Isn't it Elerium ?

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Google in NOT EVIL shocker: Bins student email ad scanning

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Re: @Uncle Ron - Targeted Advertising?

Well, 99% of people are in Ron's position , me included .

Like it or not , no one gives a d.a.m.n about our small dirty secrets, so small they are...

The rest of us can shell out 5 USD per month , for paid-for mail account..

( Sigh )

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Furious MyCloud users descend on WD website as borkage continues

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For the record, if I were to buy a spinning harddrive today , that would certainly be a WD.

Say whatever you want, but compared to Seagate , WD drives are .. what's the best word ... decent.

Seagate is abysmal.

Who else is left ? Toshiba, I guess.

I don't know anything about Toshiba drives, since they are rare and pricier here .

I must say I am happy with WD support too.

They were helpful replacing my dead My Book Live unit for free and allowed me to restore the data myself without voiding warranty.

For me it was rare example of pro-consumer and friendly treatment.

Just for a little more balanced view ;-)

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So did they do one of the following things few months earlier :

1. Outsource some team's work to save 50K $ per year ?

2. Purge some staff based on their anti-gay-marriage donations and/or private comments ?

If so, then I am not surprised.

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I QUIT: Mozilla's anti-gay-marriage Brendan Eich leaps out of door

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Re: Free speech for all

so , by extension, many of us here should exercise our rights and stop using firefox ?

that's pure madness ..

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Suddenly world became a sadder place :-(

It all smells Soviet times.

Stepped down voluntarily .. yeah, right

Just like in a joke about Mayakovski's famous last words before his suicide.

"Please don't shoot Camrades"

Suddenly his private opinion on unrelated matter means more than his invention of javascript.

Sad, really ..

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Spooks vs boffins: MIT bods say they've created PRISM-proof encryption

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It will be a great solution , until ...

It will be a great solution until boffins from MIT get a huge grant from NSA ...

(hint: RSA )

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Android update process gives malware a leg-up to evil: Indiana U

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Re: @the Anonymous Swiss Cheese connaisseur

We all should face a fact that Android is the new Windows.

It's not the OS's fault (mostly). It's the openness and ubiquity.

All OS-es are exploitable and the ones with >70% market share are a desired target.

Android security is mostly smoke and mirrors.

Most Android phones and tablets are vulnerable from day 1 , because they come with older Android versions for which exploits exist.

It is a fact of life and one should simply acknowledge it and plan accordingly.

Do you _really_ need all those games and bells and whistles ?

Maybe paying 1$ for official version of some app is not that stupid when cracked versions exist ?

Hint: crackers also have to earn money to make ends meet.

Example: I bought a new Samsung Galaxy Chat recently. It comes with Android 4.1 .

Is this a safe Android version ? Don't think so.

Sadly no official upgrade exists and I will not install anything unofficial , so I am stuck.

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Delhi police forget passwords to corruption portal, ignore 600 crimes

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All outstanding complaints were resolved swiftly

UPDATE Complaints SET Status='Resolved'

Phew, they are quick ..

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Judge: Google owes patent troll a 1.36% cut of AdWords' BEELLIONS

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Unhappy

Dammit

This can only mean one thing - more Ads on Youtube to cover the cost :-/

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IBM's Watson-as-a-cloud: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's another mainframe

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Facepalm

Re: The ultimate jeopardy answer to life the universe and everything.

seven times eight is 56.

That was easy.

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Horny lovers FOSSILISED in steamy RUMPY-PUMPY session 156m yrs ago

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Pint

Thank you El Reg ..

RUMPY-PUMPY .. with you I learn new bits of English every day !

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Oracle brass past and present tapped for Microsoft CEO - report

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How about Leo Apotheker ?

He would fit nicely with today's Microsoft corporate culture ...

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Clear next Tues: Incoming Outlook, IE, Windows critical security patches

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Ha ha

I am on Outlook 2003 and Outlook bug does not affect me .

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Back up all you like - but can you resuscitate your data after a flood?

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Good read. Thanks !

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Ubuntuforums.org cracker promises no password release

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Re: He's still a tool.

Hi Roger,

Sorry for that name mistake.

With rest we'd have to agree to disagree ;-)

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Re: He's still a tool.

Richard, I would agree with you if he hacked Debian or Centos , a true non profit idealist org. And Canonical ? They are in it for money, purely. Rarely they contribute something back to Linux community.

Suppose I saw a sleeping guard and I put a flower in a barrel of his gun. Would this be a criminal act -? Perhaps. But he provides some service to the public and does it for money, so should better get his acts together..

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Meh

Re: He's still a tool.

Firstly Ubuntu is a commercial company that lives off selling their product and support , so they're not exactly volunteers.

Secondly some organizations choose Ubuntu over Windows for security sake.

( Like , say , Tibetan activists )

Perhaps such actions can open some eyes and provoke some thought ,

because _real_ adversaries will not advertise their breach all over the Internet ...

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Yahoo! Axes! Yet! More! Products!

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Megaphone

Re: Corporate Speak From Hell

Oh, they DID sell out to MS ... their search engine is powered by Bing ...

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Giant solar-powered aircraft to begin cross-country flight

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Go

I , for one, am fascinated with this

Just like first combustion planes had laughable performance, but looking at them ,someone with vision could imagine their amazing future ...

Today solar-powered craft can take only 2 passengers and fly at laghauble speed, but imagine thats just first iteration in a row of succesive designs, with a commercial one available in next few years, when solar cells will be much more efficient.

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Ten serious sci-fi films for the sentient fan

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Re: More films...

+1 for ExistenZ , brilliant movie ..

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Review: HP Spectre XT TouchSmart

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Re: Numerical keypad

This keyboard layout is ideal ( at least for me) , Home, PgUp,PgDn,End - to the right - and no numeric block.

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Michelin critics to football blogger: Salaud! Unhand that URL

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This is in a different website

www.michelinmichelinguides.com, that is .

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Oracle loses appeal in HP row over Itanium

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No, it's (T)Itanic ...

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China's Android users warned of giant botnet

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Re: Google Market Place?

Are you sure Chinese users have access to that , or at least have access by default ? Think twice....

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Re: This is why

But Chinese operators put _theirs_ appstores as default , instead of Google Play.

And the problem is that those appstores are riddled with malware , and average user is not even conscious of that.

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Malware slurps rocket data from Japanese space agency

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Mushroom

Hmmm

So someone can start OpenRocket.org project then ...

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The Lord of the Rings saga lies hidden deep in your Mac

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Trollface

Mowi sie trudno, poczekamy ... :-)

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VPN ban makes for nervy times behind Great Firewall

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Re: SSL VPN through Port 443

Yes , please open your LAN's. No need to be afraid of anything.

Signed: People's Liberation Army

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Revealed: Google's manual for its unseen humans who rate the web

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Re: Devil's Advocate

My thought exactly ... 1500 humans would never be able to rate whole Internet or even its representative parts ...

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Datawind insists $42 tab isn't Chinese

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Flame

We don't need Chinese slave labor ...

We have plenty of our own

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Sandy Island does exist - on a 1908 chart

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Joke

Jacob moved it ...

... or was it Ben ?

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Software sucks these days - and just maybe it's all YOUR fault

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I recall a HP printer that needed a firmware upgrade straight out of the box , because , well , it didn't print.

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EU approves push to get the unknown security in ARM chips into use

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Facepalm

100% minus 49% is not 60% .. it is 51% !!!

I guess you should've made your calculation in Excel :)))))

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Xamarin links mobile apps with Microsoft cloud services

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WTF?

Since when ...

Since when is unity free for mobile platforms , hmm ?

( true, they have free Windows desktop version )

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Final Office 2013 for ARM may not ship until January

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Oh, you have it wrong ..

There will be mail application bundled ( a "Metro" one ) , just not MS Outlook ...

The stupid thing is that this bundled app will not support POP3 / SMTP and is generally a weak one . But I am sure there will be free alternatives in the market.

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Post-pub nosh deathmatch: Pierogi versus patatas revolconas

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Re: Can I suggest...

This knowledge makes you a pro when it comes to partying ...

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PayPal co-founder sells out of foundering Facebook at VAST profit

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Re: Puzzled

Microsoft .. ?

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Curiosity's laser turns Mars rocks to 'glowing plasma'

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Trollface

Re: What happened next

Back in the day we had such a joke in Poland , that one day chinese soldiers unprovoked attacked Soviet civilian harverster , and after a while the harvester responded with a rocket fire and then flew away in a direction of Moscow ...

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Microsoft tightens grip on OEM Windows 8 licensing

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FAIL

Another stab in the back of WIndows 8

As if it hadn't tough life already ...

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Huawei looking into critical router flaw claims

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Joke

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Bah, now this flaws will need a password to be accessed remotely ...

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Now IPAD victor Proview is sued by its OWN law firm

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Why not sue Apple to pay it ?

Simple ...

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Finally some QUALITY apps for Android: PalmOS emulator ported

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Re: $49.95

Yeah, but without an attached 2 year contract ...

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I want one !

( still using Treo 650 whose organizer is imprinted all over my muscle memory )

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Security boffins brew devilish Android rootkit

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Big Brother

Was Mr Xuxian's research

by chance sponsored by People's Liberation Army ?

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ITU denies plans for global internet power-grab

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ACTA didn't go as expected, then ...

Let's try once more, from different angle ...

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Mars has more water than thought

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Re: Well that finally answers...

$2,25 ? A bottle ?

This one must be from Pluto ...

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