* Posts by bigtimehustler

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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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'

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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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UK fuzz want PINCODES on ALL mobile phones

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I would rather the police concentrate on preventing and stopping the crime, not on changing what the thieves are after so they don't want it any more. That isn't really their job is it!

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EU justice chief blasts Google on 'right to be forgotten'

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Haha, yea and I am sure the EU doesn't have its own agenda at heart either. This is just one agenda pitched against another. It has nothing to do with what is right for the person.

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Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy

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Re: Sorry...

What a stupid thing to say, I don't intend on declaring a war on another country or landing myself on the moon. But most people are interested in things that happen outside of their own little world.

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Love in the time of the GPS sees chap propose with Google Map

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Well, whether or not this is real, I don't think her answer was really provided this way. She may have said yes and then done it as a gesture afterwards, but not giving your answer until ages after you have done this would be a bit harsh.

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Microsoft blasts sueball at Samsung over Android patent royalties

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A big player has sensed a weakness in the Microsoft game of applying these patents, if they force it to court, Microsoft will once and for all have to reveal what the patents are. Good on Samsung!

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Facebook goes down, people dial 911

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Re: What can I say?

Ok, this is the same as saying people in general are idiots because they ring emergency when their cheeseburger has no cheese. Idiots pervade all areas of life, not just fb.

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Wireless charging stretches the friendship by 45mm

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When it can wirelessly charge from anywhere in the house, im in. Until then I may as well plug it in.

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Operators get the FEAR as Ofcom proposes 275% hike in mobile spectrum fees

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We collectively own the spectrum so the licences given out should be free and the savings passed on to the customers. Any other model basically means the operators pass the cost onto us and so we are just paying the government even more money!

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Pentagon hacker McKinnon can't visit sick dad for fear of extradition

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Re: This seriously sucks...

The fact he is still wanted by interpol perhaps? Meaning he can not visit any other country. If they were decent they would withdraw the interpol arrest warrant.

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Russia to SAP, Apple: Hand over source code to prove you're not spies

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Completely pointless, endless patches that could introduce back doors and the issue of whether the code is what the binaries were compiled from all the time will make it impossible to achieve.

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YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS

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Re: Android users do not upgrade their OS as much

I agree with you here, id like to see a comparison of how many people upgrade their Nexus devices, which have updated available immediately, and those of other manufacturers. I bet the upgrade percentage is much higher!

I don't think its unacceptable though to find that a new OS with more features runs slower on older hardware. They make it compatible, they can't make it run as fast when its doing more... any idiot should know that, but the google trends seem to suggest im giving idiots too much respect!

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Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?

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I do think the whole of the UK should have a vote, you may want to leave or you may not want to. But then again, we may want you to leave or may not want you to. It works both ways.

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Google Maps community competition falls foul of Indian regulations

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Re: Satellite Mapping

Yes, this may well be the case. But what we are saying is that it is complete nonsense. Any country wanting to invade would have satellite photos and intelligence information telling them where all the bases are and what they do. Most organised terrorist organisations would have the same.

They need to stop living in the 1940's.

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Only '3% of web servers in top corps' fully fixed after Heartbleed snafu

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Re: Buy a professional product...

The issue isn't with how to roll out changes, its that when the change has been rolled out the compromise has already allowed certificates to be forged, it is the same as a jewellery store putting in better security after the jewel thief has already struck, good practice for the future but isn't going to get the jewels back. Here you had to apply patch, create a new signing key, create a new CSR and submit to a certificate authority for new SSL certs, apply those and then ask for the old certs to be revoked. Try doing all that with a group policy.

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