* Posts by NigelD

12 posts • joined 13 Jun 2013

BBC's micro:bit retail shipments near

NigelD

Re: Now we have Pi Zero

Wow, I'm talking to Dr Sheldon Cooper... oops ;)

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Re: Now we have Pi Zero

So another words the Zero is far more like the original BBC micro they claim to be emulating.

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Hands on with the BBC's Micro:Bit computer. You know, for kids

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License fee funding another management spinoff?

I don't see why the BBC didn't get behind the existing RasberryPi foundation? Instead they use the license fee to undercut an existing charity, I wonder why? The cynic in me suspects a manager is looking at this as his pension-pot spin off? Much like many of the the other publicly funded parts of the beeb now run by ex-BBC managers.

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French publishers join Swedish 'Block Party' to pester ad refuseniks

NigelD

Deal with malware

The ad slingers are behaving as if they some how created the internet and it's our payment for using it by which we have to put up with this... they did not, and they call us parasites! I have donated to some blogs (where it was possible) I like and get value from. Those who block me for where the value add is marginal, I drop them. You know what I now have less procrastination in my day and it feels better.

Given we just had the news of how yet another ad network was serving up malware I have no reason to stop blocking these intrusions into my browser. some how I think the ad slingers are unlikely to take responsibility for their lack of security until the first class action kicks off.

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Juniper 'fesses up to TWO attacks from 'unauthorised code'

NigelD

Re: Questions

It seems there is better evidence to suggest NSA involvement... http://boingboing.net/2015/12/21/juniper-networks-backdoor-conf.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Boing%29

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Big Brother is born. And we find out 15 years too late to stop him

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Re: Curious

Er, but we do know about their SigInt capability or did you not read the article? With all these revelations already in place no one has said yes this stuff was useful and prevented an attack.

I also do not buy this sort of argument. It seems to go hand in hand with the 'you should not mind being spied on if you have nothing to hide' view. No. Enough.

The question is now how do we overturn this nonsense?

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Hands off, Apple! Irish dev studio sues over alleged iWatch infringement

NigelD

Re: I love it when Apple...

Looking at the Probendi site (http://www.probendi.ie) suggests this is a troll. Looking at their mobile development 'offer' it's not the most appealing offer I've seen.

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Apple v BBC: Fruity firm hits back over Panorama drama

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I agree, I worked for a while in an office in Shenzhen that worked on middleware development and some people had camp beds set up at their desk over lunch time. Compared to a UK office staying at your desk over lunch was more like staying in a dormitory.

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How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

NigelD

This calls for a test

Can el Reg organise a blind test? Given a set of listeners who claim to be able to tell the difference with their named tracks. Place them in a room with your reference audio kit of choice and play FLAC and MP3 versions of the tracks and ask the listeners to rate which was which for multiple tracks. Given all other things are equal it will only be the audio format that changes so over enough tracks we can see if there is a statistically significant result.

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Google's too-smart-for-own-good Nest Protect alarm is back on sale

NigelD

Not a buyer of this tech

So google want me buy something that can detect when I'm at home in my house, want to install a Google OS in my car, and want to be on my phone with GPS. They then want to slurp all the data and, I guess, hand it over to US agencies and our own gov will slurp the lot as they class it as external comms!

They also expect us to buy this, i.e. pay to install our own surveillance system.

Google can f**k off!

In case you hadn't guess I will not be buying one ;)

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HALF of air passengers leave phones on ... yet STILL no DEATH PLUNGE

NigelD

Re: full undivided attention of everyone on the plane is required

I've never seen the flight staff switch off there digital watches.

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CTO's man at VMware whistles an 'appy tune

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Why wait?

Sounds like VMWare have finally caught on to what Waratek have been saying for over a year :-)

If you want to get your Java workload containerised check it out at:

http://www.waratek.com

Disclaimer: I do work with Waratek as a consulting product manger.

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