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* Posts by Shakes

17 posts • joined 19 Apr 2013

Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?

Shakes
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Re: Bought the Z3 Compact

Comparing your phones' cameras.... you and your "clueless chump" of a mate sure know how to party!

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Angela Merkel's phone was being listened in on by FIVE foreign powers

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Pint

Re: Never underestimate a starving hacker.

Yeah, gun to the head, and head to the...

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Re: The Norks as well?

Never underestimate a starving hacker.

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iPAD AIR WORLD DEBUT: Our Australian team gets an early fondle

Shakes

Nice behind

I clicked on this article because of the picture. Lost interest afterwards.

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Can you trust 'NSA-proof' TrueCrypt? Cough up some dough and find out

Shakes

Extra bytes in binary

Could the extra bytes perhaps be a signature?

From the Truecrypt FAQ:

As TrueCrypt is open-source software, independent researchers can verify that the source code does not contain any security flaw or secret 'backdoor'. Can they also verify that the official executable files were built from the published source code and contain no additional code?

Yes, they can. In addition to reviewing the source code, independent researchers can compile the source code and compare the resulting executable files with the official ones. They may find some differences (for example, timestamps or embedded digital signatures) but they can analyze the differences and verify that they do not form malicious code.

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NASA boffins release Europa mission wish list

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Europa Report

Slightly off-topic, but if you like well-made, "realistic" SciFi flicks, give Europa Report a try:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2051879/

I quite enjoyed it.

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Android sig vuln exploit SEEN IN THE WILD

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The reality is, Android is actually far more secure than iOS, it has proper app sandboxing, fine grained security permissions and digital signing. None of which iOS has.

Sigh. I don't know why I even bother with this, but I would advise anyone actually interested in iOS security mechanisms (which include sandboxing, ASLR, NX, code signing, yadayada) to read this rather informative document:

http://images.apple.com/iphone/business/docs/iOS_Security_Oct12.pdf

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Review: Philips Hue network enabled multicolour lightbulbs

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Android @ Home

Anyone remember Android @ Home, which they showed at Google I/O 2011? They had smart lightbulbs there too. Guess it didn't take off.

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Unemployed? Ugly? Ugh, no thanks, says fitties-only job website

Shakes
Meh

Re: At least with this site...

Wise words, sad but true.

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Destination Korea: an emerging market for IT services

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WTF?

*GASP*

16 BILLION? Surely you meant 16 BEEEEEEEELLION?

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Hey, Teflon Ballmer. Look, isn't it time? You know, time to quit?

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Monkey Dance

I find it hard to take Ballmer seriously after that monkey dance thing, it was a long time ago, but some things just stick. Perhaps everybody's afraid to touch him, lest he or she waken the monkey.

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Adobe kills Creative Suite – all future features online only

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FAIL

Re: Give me your money!

Very true. I purchased CS 6 three months ago, after evaluating both offerings. It took me a while to figure out that Creative Cloud really doesn't have a lot of "cloud" to it. You'd instinctively expect something running on the web, but it's just a subscription program, in the end. Not sure if the marketing drones at Adobe were wise to call that "cloud".

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Google Plus minus Meebo Bar equals Google minus $100m

Shakes

Oh no, where did my beloved Meebo bar go?!

-- no one, ever

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DARPA looks for a guided bullet with DEAD reckoning navigation

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Reference position?

Having actually implemented a simple dead-reckoning algorithm to track vehicle movement between GPS fixes (when passing through a tunnel, for instance), I wonder how they get an accurate position in the first place?

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High-rollers’ shop pitches wallet-pounding, wall-pummelling MONSTER TV

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Glossy or not?

Is that actually a non-glossy screen?

One would almost be tempted to splash out for such an exclusive feature... </sarcasm>

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British bookworms deem Amazon 'evil'

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Black Helicopters

Re: What sort of cretin buys a Amazon Swindle anyway?

World-wide, free of charge 3G access, for one? That's a rather handy feature if you ask me.

But I'm sorry, you were talking about iDevices, didn't want to interrupt you there...

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