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19 posts • joined 2 Jul 2007

Apple says iOS, OS X is immune to Heartbleed SSL bug

Chris Stephens
FAIL

Apple is misleading

Apple is misleading people. While the OS might be not vulnerable to Heartbleed, the apps ARE vulnerable. This is confirmed by Crestron - a major home automation manufacturer. http://support.crestron.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5471/kw/5471

So its VERY important to report that while the OS of things like iPads/iPhones/laptops and windows machines may not be a issue, the apps and programs might be.

For example, is Safari vulnerable ? So if a apple or windows browser visits a malicious web site can data be stolen from the machine visiting the server. Heartbleed works on clients too.

Its its irresponsible to mislead consumers that thier products are not vulnerable when in fact they most likely have apps or software that is running on the device.

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LOHAN develops amazing mind-reading powers

Chris Stephens

Re: Ampex 456

Video ? Oh wow. Link ? Not to go off subject or anything. Ive got some 456 sitting around and I like to pull it out and explain to digital kids how real men record sound.

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Chris Stephens

Ampex 456

Whats that reel of Ampex 456 doing there ? Whats on it ? Thats not something I would expect at El Reg.

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Build a bonkers home cinema

Chris Stephens
FAIL

People who are not professionals in this field should not do it.

The biggest problem with my high end AV industry is that about anybody ( or any company ) thinks they magically know what they are doing when in reality this gear at this price range is highly complex and each piece must be chosen carefully. This combo of gear is horrible. At least it would have been good to consult a professional when writing the story. This is like deciding to create a server farm and never asking a experienced pro how to do it or what hear to buy and just buying the most expensive boxes you can... F A I L.... While this system has been upgraded since I did this vid, its a good idea how to do this correctly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HWSC2yVH-A

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

Chris Stephens
WTF?

Birdemic

I am a bad movie expert. I own 3000+ movies. Worst movie of all time is a difficult decision as there are different genres of horrid.. But.. Birdemic: shock and terror might indeed be the worst movie ever made. Its best when watched with the director commantary turned on. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE5dJDgZ644

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Obama+world pays tribute to Steve Jobs

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Philips 21:9 Cinema 58in LED backlit TV

Chris Stephens

21:9

A-hahahha... 21:9 is the name of the set ?!?! a-hahaha... so they were thinking 16:9 only bigger ! hahahaha... Man is that freaky, cuz the set is not even 21:9 its 2.35 not 2.33.

And this TV got a high rating. Shame on you. It fails in every single category.

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Chris Stephens
Megaphone

Complete failure

This TV has reached new heights of complete BS in the TV industry. Just when you thought it could not get any more ludicrous along comes this set. I mean come on 20:9 ?!? Its not even 2.35 its 2.33 ! Ambilight ?! That changes color with the picture ?!?! WTF.. Zoned LED backlighting, come on this is a horrid technology.

You can stretch a 4:3 to 20:9 ?!?? OMFG.. WHY ON EARTH... What moron would use this "feature"

Looking at the reviewers choices of TV's to review its clear that there is a pattern. I would expect more from El Reg then to get in bed with one manufacturer.

As I said before. REVIEW A PANASONIC PLASMA. Incredible value. Incredible picture. Here in the states you can buy a panasonic 42" 720P plasma for $499 at Walmart. or a 50" 1080P for $789.

Maybe review one of these

http://news.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/10381/669795.html

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"Panasonic's proprietary IPTV functionality is expanded and enhanced for 2011, with a new identifying name, VIERA Connect, reflecting the transition from the walled garden approach of VIERA Cast to the interactive and inter-connected philosophy behind the new Internet enabled platform. VIERA Cast's popular sites, including Netflix, Amazon VOD, YouTube, Pandora, Twitter, Bloomberg News, a weather channel and Skype) continue on VIERA Connect and are joined by a host of exciting features and apps, all optimized for the best possible user experience. Incorporated in VIERA Connect are such apps as CinemaNow, Hulu Plus, Napster, Facebook and popular sports sites including MLB.TV, MLS Matchday Live, NBA Game Time, and NHL Game Center. "

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Thats a TV... And these things are very reasonably priced.

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Chris Stephens
WTF?

Plasma

Its time you review a plasma. Panasonic plasma is unbeatable in picture quality and price. Why anyone would pay more for a lesser quality LCD I have no idea.

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Shocked mum muzzles foul-mouthed toy mutt

Chris Stephens
WTF?

Thats nothing, try this doll

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXue_0pUXxc&feature=related

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Hitachi quietly slips in new, big hardness

Chris Stephens

All all humanites knowdge on one system

I can put 14 Hard discs in my computer the way its configured now. So I could have 56,000 GB..

Lets see... Thats ruffly 12,400 movies.. Its only 14 million MP3 songs..

Maybe its possible to have every piece of music ever written on one computer ?

I could buy a small rack enclosure about the size of a night stand and get 32 drives into it PLUS whats in my computer.

At that point I believe I could store the entire worlds total produced movies and music pretty easy with more then enough room for every printed book/magazine/paper..

Thats all with technology available right now.

You know soon it might be possible to get every bit of humanities total produced, everything, on one system pretty easy...

Wow all of mans knowledge collected in one place... Easily... Thats where the future is going. Looks like one day we will have EVERYTHING on a hand held device.

Kinda makes the value of the content pretty minimal when you can just buy EVERYTHING KNOWN TO MAN on one device. I could see that happening.

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Mozilla's next Thunderbird gives Gmailers hope

Chris Stephens
FAIL

F A I L

"Netbooks aside"... Well wait a minute, Netbooks are really popular. So your saying just disregard this segment of the market and never mind that your software product causes their machine to page swap with disc like crazy when running your program slowing down the entire machine ?

A LOT of laptops just just a few years ago are not gonna do 4GB of ram ever. So count them out of the picture for your product too ?

And then there is the whole world of zillions of older machines that have 1GB of ram or even older ones at 512MB. The entire world of used machines.. Many people have no idea how to upgrade ram and will never do that.

And let me make sure I understand here.. Its all for search ? Well guess what, I use search once every 3-6 months.

I have 16,000 emails going back to 1991 in my thunderbird 2.0 running on a 1Ghz 512MB laptop and it searches them all just fine. In fact it searches them WAY FASTER on my machine rather then installing 3.X because 3.X starts page swapping and slows the computer way down...

SO... Like most software these days older is better.

AND what works quicker on a resource challenged machine will work faster and better on a high performance machine.

On my 3Ghz overclocked, 4GB ram, adaptec raid 0 with WD raptors machine, 2.0 is still quicker and faster at searching then 3.X .

So there are no new features I need in 2.X and 2.X performs better on both my old school laptop and high performance workstation.

So this newer software, like most new software, FAILS in many ways because the new generation coders have no clue how to write efficient code or are to lazy to do so. This is a epidemic that effects almost all current software companies not just this product. Yea Firefox is also a perfect example of just a complete resource hog.

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Chris Stephens
Flame

WTH ?

1 GB of ram !?!?! And for what exactly ? I dont see anything better for me.

WHy is it that new software uses just more and more ram and resources to do the same thing ?

I use computers that are slightly older. Limited in ram. Why do software makers never want to make nice thin clients ? If 2.0 could do everything important that 3.0 does why does 3.0 need 7 TIMES more ram ?

I disagree with 64MB being what 2.0 uses. I have used it forever and it AT MOST uses 38MB. Mostly it sits at 19MB..

Now what will happen is they will stop supporting 2.0 and force me to use a insecure 2.0 because if I use 3.0 the 250MB of ram usage will push me into disc mem swapping and slow my computer down a whole lot..

So... Screw 3.0 and come on software developers, are you so skillless you cant write efficient code ?

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New York Times bans 'tweet'

Chris Stephens
Flame

THANK GOD !

At least SOMEONE in the news world actually cares about language..

Reading popular web site news like CNN is just horrible. It seems there is no proof reading at all. Sentences slapped together wrongly, misspellings, horrible grammer and a complete lack style.

They edit stories as a story progresses rather then writing a new story on a new development. This leads to a story with facts that are days old and now incorrect. Usally the top of the story has the current facts but by the end of the story its left overs from days previous.

This has spread to many news outlets.

El Reg however is just awesome. Well written, awesome style... It shines above most news outlets..

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'Doctor Dark Energy': The Ultimate LHC eccentric?

Chris Stephens
Flame

He have him cornered at the portal forum

I am enjoying cornering him at the forum. He may not be back I suppose. You too can have your say to him.. http://lhcportal.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=116&start=0 Also in that section of the forum there are almost no rules.

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Feds urge court to dismiss lawsuit protecting life on Earth

Chris Stephens

actual report cited in story

The report cited in the story

http://lsag.web.cern.ch/lsag/LSAG-Report.pdf

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Remembering the Commodore PET 2001

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PET Game emulator

There are PET game emulators out there. Even one that runs on a xbox.

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A US CERT reminder: The net is an insecure place

Chris Stephens

RE: Mozilla site 100% SSL

I personally think all web sites should just adopt SSL as how they work default for as much of the site as possible and practical,,, unlike now where its used for the smallest amount of time possible.

Lets not even discuss email being so non-secure while there are complete solutions already in place in all the client and server products currently in use.

The use of encryption and real authentication is WAY OVERDUE.

The tools for complete end to end encryption are available now. From a completely encrypted hard disc to SSL browsing & SSL email transmission. These require almost zero client awareness. Server to server SSL is available in Sendmail and Microsoft products.

If bandwidth is such a huge issue then use a low grade. Its still better then none at all. Change to a high grade on critical items.

Come on IT professionals, protect the clients and users.

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A glitch in the Matrix, or a hungry exploit?

Chris Stephens

AMX hardware has become self aware

The company mentioned makes corporate automation hardware with powerful computing engines which run a dedicated OS with god knows what in them.

http://www.amx.com/products/categoryNetLinxControllers.asp

They obviously all linked up and became self aware.

In fact this a important fact for the ROTM guru's i feel.

:)

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