* Posts by bigtimehustler

582 posts • joined 19 Jun 2013

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Google turns cookie monster on AdSense, DoubleClick clients

bigtimehustler

Except that if your running a tiny little website, and you are not based in the EU, are you really going to care? It's not like the EU is going apply to extradite you to charge you and its not likely they are going to start blocking thousands of tiny websites either.

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Google gives away 100 PETABYTES of storage to irritate AWS

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"Glacier is optimized for infrequently accessed data where a retrieval time of several hours is suitable" - When they say this, i really think they have forgotten what the word optimize means. Nothing has been optimized here at all, they are just using cheaper storage methods where speed doesn't matter. I would hardly say using cheap components and providing a slow access speed is an optimization! It be perfectly acceptable and what people want, but optimized, no.

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Antitrust this! EU Commish goes after HOLLYWOOD’s big guns

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Re: What's not to like?

Well, that is likely to be us here in the UK, so it can only really stay the same or get better for us.

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Google swears blind it doesn't give SEO advantage to new internet dot-words

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Errr, a lot of the examples make sense and suggest no bias. If I search for a keyword that contains company and the word drink i would expect it to favor drink.company over drink.com because the actual domain name contains both of the words I typed. Much the same as I would expect drink.company.com to be found first over drink.com. This doesn't suggest a bias, I suggests they are treating the words entered against the words in a domain name with as much significance as they always have.

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Robot surgeons kill 144 patients, hurt 1,391, malfunction 8,061 times

bigtimehustler

I always found it amusing when surgeons themselves refer to surgical implements ending up inside a patient as "the patient retained the scalpel", as though it was in some way the patients body that chose to keep this item, as opposed to the careless surgeon leaving it in there.

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Pan Am Games: Link to our website without permission and we'll sue

bigtimehustler

Pretty certain that would never be legally enforceable.

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Abort, abort! Metal-on-metal VIOLENCE as Google's robo-car nearly CRASHES

bigtimehustler

So ok, every time I think of moving into a lane, then I look and see a car in the way. That is apparently a near miss and I almost crashed without taking the avoiding action of changing my mind and not moving lane. That is the logic this article and its source uses. As far as a computer controlled car is concerned, the procedure of moving lane begins at the point where we would consider ourselves thinking about it, aborting at this stage, it is not a near miss.

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UK.gov loses crucial battle in home-taping war with musicians

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Given that we are sovereign state, the government can change or enact whatever law it chooses. If they change the law to say no payment is required to copy music here then no payment is required. They just need to make sure that when they make changes, they properly look into changing the related laws so that no lawyer can find a law that conflicts and can be used to mount a challenge.

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Apple CORED: Boffins reveal password-killer 0-days for iOS and OS X

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Re: Whooooops!

Haha, good luck with that SSL method when the whole of the web goes SSL which is slowly happening.

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The NHS pays up to NINE TIMES over trade price for commodity kit

bigtimehustler

Its a management fault, incompetence and no knowledge at any level of the organisation. The buyers managers should every now and then, check out if the prices things are being bought for, make sense at the price that is being paid for them. Doing a bit of check up sampling of things. But of course, the managers of the buyers are probably even more clueless themselves.

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Soon your car won't let you drink. But it won't care if you're on the phone

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So, just open the window, or wear gloves while changing gear will no doubt fool the system. All you have to do is change the air flow in the cabin. Presumably you could also just block the sensor so its only reading the air a few cm in front of it.

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Fanbois designing Windows 10 – where's it going to end?

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Having used various OS's that employ virtual desktops, I don't really think this is going to be an issue. If you don't see a program running then it is either in a different virtual desktop, in which case you can just take a quick glance at them to be sure or it really isn't running. How often do you forget which apps you have open? And if you have forgotten and open a new one, is that the end of the world?

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Tossed all your snaps into the new Google Photos? You read the terms, right? ... RIGHT?

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Re: ugggghh

I think you will find people might not agree with you, that doesn't make them stupid. Perhaps, after all, they think the same of your view point. Differing opinions makes the world go round, the fact your so adamant your right in your opinion and everyone else is wrong makes you arrogant. That is the only fact you have actually managed to prove here.

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Openreach to trial G.fast in Swansea

bigtimehustler

I think the people saying the speed won't matter to most people are very short sighted. You see, BT themselves don't even think they would cover UK in this for 10 years, by then, our data demands online will have drastically increased and we will probably be considering 500mb the same we consider 15mb now and still calling BT crap because other countries have had far faster speeds for decades. Infrastructure operators have to plan for the future, they have to see beyond you watching one thing on sky catch up, given most things in the future will be internet connected.

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Mozilla to whack HTTP sites with feature-ban stick

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I think the idea is crazy, I see why it's done but some content never needs to be encrypted. If I am browsing someones public blog, why should it be encrypted? It's not secret information and is freely available.

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Who thinks Microsoft Edge SUCKS? Erm, Microsoft

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Re: Hatters Will Hate!

I am just confused as to why Hatters will be hating? Is Microsoft moving into the head wear business?

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'Use 1 capital' password prompts make them too predictable – study

bigtimehustler

Yes, the alternative being that if I followed best practice for passwords on every single site I use then I would never remember any of them and would have to reset my password every time I wanted to log in, may as well just make two factor compulsory and stop relying on passwords as the sole gatekeeper.

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Got a Samsung Galaxy S5? Crooks can steal your fingerprint – claim

bigtimehustler

They would have to do this multiple times, the finger print sensor only read a little part of your thumb or finger at once. Which is why you have to spend a while configuring it with different bits of your finger to build up a 100% match to start with. So to ensure a full print that could be used elsewhere and not just your phone, they would have to trick you into using this fake app to scan your finger many times and still hope you dont use that same part of your finger/thumb every time.

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Chrome 42 breaks vSphere web client thanks to ye olde NPAPI

bigtimehustler

Also, you can specifically turn on the feature even in the new chrome if you really do need it, so anyone using this should be able to do that until a new version is released anyway, so not such a big deal.

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Cybercrim told to cough up £1m or spend years in chokey

bigtimehustler

I guess it depends if he values those 4 years more or less than the 1 million, if as a person you decide 4 years (it won't be 4 with good behavior anyway, it is 'up to' 4 years) is worth it for the money, it isn't a bad deal for a nice life after.

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Thanks a lot, Google, for snatching .dev for yourself. It's not like the rest of us wanted it

bigtimehustler

Well, no harm in trying. They won't succeed anyway, sure they want to keep it for all google stuff in development, but so will loads of others with counter claims, so it will go nowhere.

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Bulk interception is NOT mass surveillance, says parliamentary committee

bigtimehustler

Re: Bulk interception of net traffic is not mass surveillance...

To be fair, they will continue it whatever you decide to call it. They have no interest in what you want or what anyone else wants outside the system.

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Ban Minecraft? That's jive, Turkey!

bigtimehustler

Perhaps their president has been playing this too much then... might explain things.

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The BBC wants to slap a TAX on EVERYONE in BLIGHTY

bigtimehustler

Ok then all you BBC lovers, fine you like it, so you pay for it, not everyone else! How about you pay for my Sky TV subscription because I personally feel some of it's channels are worth more than the BBC, as do quite a few other people given Sky Subscription numbers. I don't see why you think the BBC should be funded that way because you like it, but not other services when others like those?

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Elon Musk plans to plonk urban Hyperloop subsonic tube on California

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Re: Is this intended to be a permanent fixture?

You mean...like paypal or Tesla?

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Expired router cache sends Google Cloud Engine TITSUP

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Re: Remind me again @Lee D

Most companies are not going to be paying the required salary to attract people who can design and keep running a system at anywhere close to the uptime of the best cloud providers. You can not discipline someone because you chose to hire someone of a lesser skill than is required or you can afford.

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HTTP/2 spec gets green light: Faster web or needless complexity?

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Re: i can see myself

Well, as an end user you won't have the choice or know either way. If your using a modern browser, once a web server supports it, you get your content delivered the new way automatically.

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A cookie with a 7,984-year lifespan. Blimey, Roy Batty only got 4!

bigtimehustler

The reason for this is obvious, there is no way to set a cookie never to expire. So developers just choose a random absurdly long time to do the same thing.

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Torvalds turns to Sir Mix-A-Lot for Linux versioning debate

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I don't see how versions matter, I wouldn't mind seeing version 53245 myself. They serve no purpose, each release should point to a change list anyway. End users really don't care, they should be notified an update is available and have it applied, not bothering them with the version. Tech people should refer to the change list to see how important it is, not guess from which number changed in the version.

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bigtimehustler

The kernel is never going to be written from the ground up, some software is always a gradual evolution so in your mind they can never leave their major version ever?

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Dev put AWS keys on Github. Then BAD THINGS happened

bigtimehustler

Re: What about pre-payment?

The article specifically states they were S3 keys, so presumably he knows they were not the root keys. Still I think your right that those keys had too many permissions for what they required and the correct roles for them should have been set up.

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Snooker WPA secrets with this Wi-Fi tool

bigtimehustler

Isn't the far easier solution to actually password protect the 'new' access point and then log the password thats entered by the user? Them thinking it's their own access point, they will just re enter their real one. Why bother with the fake web page nonsense that makes it look very suspect.

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Welsh council rapped for covert spying on sick leave worker

bigtimehustler

Clearly you are the type or moron who would authorise this yourself if you were in such a position then. The data is the compiled report on the employees personal day to day comings and goings, when they are at home, when they go to the shops, if they kissed their lover on the doorstep....once that is written down and compiled it becomes data of a very personal nature on you as a person in your private life, which has nothing to do with the company.

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1&1 goes titsup, blames lengthy outage on DDoS attack

bigtimehustler

The company that asks for your password to confirm your identity when you call them up...not much faith in any of their security!

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Software firms are over-valued, says Huawei

bigtimehustler

"Inflated valuations for software companies are discouraging possible acquirers, says Chinese giant Huawei" - so basically, if things were cheaper we would buy more of them. Rocket scientist this guy is. It is all very well to say things you can not afford should be cheaper, but if the share holders are willing to buy shares at those prices, then that's just the price and the way it is!

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European Commission decides it won't have a science advisor after Greenpeace pressure

bigtimehustler

Why listen to scientific advice when listening to a large group of fanatics wins you more support? After all, these people are politicians, interested in keeping their jobs, not on being right.

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New GCHQ spymaster: US tech giants are 'command and control networks for TERROR'

bigtimehustler

Haha, the guy is insane, the reason the tech companies are encrypting everything is because their customers demand it, they are a commercial company if they didn't think their customers cared then they wouldn't do it. His suggestion that internet users would welcome some surveillance is simply not backed up by the outrage people show towards it and the fact that these commercial organisations see that their customers want full encryption.

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Quick PHP patch beats slow research reveal

bigtimehustler

Haha, yea, so everyone should be using java instead? Oh wait....

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Google AXES AndroidScript app used by 20,000 STEM coders WITHOUT WARNING

bigtimehustler

Well, to be fair he should probably have read the terms and conditions he agreed to. Anything that happens after that is his own fault. Also, I think most people would have thought using a company brand in the title of their app might be dodgy and so doubly check the terms first. Due to this, my sympathy is limited.

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CONSUMERISM IS PAST ITS SELL-BY DATE: Die now, pay later

bigtimehustler

This is just a lot of soundbites backed up with stats chosen to back up your particular view of the world, ay stats can do that. Would have been more interesting is what your views are on what a better system would look like? It also has to be a system people actually want to partake in, given we live in a democracy, the will of the masses dictates what actually happens, not some theory cooked up in a researches office.

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'This BITE MARK is a SMOKING GUN': Boffins probe ancient assault

bigtimehustler

Why is this surprising? Modern day crocodiles regularly kill larger creatures who come near the water. It is more about surprise, technique and one of the creatures being out of its comfort zone...ie in the water!

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Want a Tizen phone to build apps for? Now's your chance – provided you don't need it to work

bigtimehustler

I am still using an S3 running the latest android OS and it is perfectly capable, so that isn't really an issue. Given that this device is for testing things you can't test in an emulator (you can test all the phone dialling stuff in an emulator) I really don't see what is shocking about this...kind of standard and perhaps making a story from nothing.

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Apple's Cook: We have never allowed g-men access to Apple servers

bigtimehustler

Errr, is it just me or did they just say they don't sell information to advertisers accept for iAd, which means they do sell the information to advertising except for that rather smaller product range they exclude because iAd is for advertisers.

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Hawking: Higgs boson in a BIG particle punisher could DESTROY UNIVERSE

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Re: Intrigued

This is not guaranteed though, unless you believe you can get the grain of sand to travel faster than the speed of light, if the amount of energy required would be calculated to required speeds in excess, then it may not be possible.

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Smart meters in UK homes will only save folks a lousy £26 a year

bigtimehustler

Indeed your right, and not many people are interested in waiting 10 years to start saving about £25, particularly when inflation will make the saving even less.

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Hot Celebrity? Stash of SELFIES where you're wearing sweet FA? Get 2FA. Now

bigtimehustler

Re: Two-factor auth for Find My iPhone?

I guess then when you enable two factor authentication your also one of these people who ignores all the warnings to save the backup codes they tend to provide when you enable two factor for just such a time so you have to ring up support and tell them you didn't bother saving them.

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Huawei: 'Tizen has no chance', Windows Phone is 'difficult'... it's Android all the way

bigtimehustler

Re: Let me guess why networks want Tizen

Really? When Samsung themselves are not even pushing it on their own phones?

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Fast And Furious 6 cammer thrown in slammer for nearly three years

bigtimehustler

Yes, very fair when you get less for GBH or death by dangerous driving or rape... what the hell is the judge thinking. It just goes to show your life means shit, but damage a companies earnings or the governments image and your doing serious time.

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Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?

bigtimehustler

Re: Enough

Yes indeed, I think a better solution is to let them all go but then never let them return!

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Re: Manufactured story

So your saying the perfect cover for a terrorist plot is actually to just rent out a farm holding and they are in the clear....

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