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* Posts by Greg Bromage

10 posts • joined 2 Aug 2007

Symantec buys PGP and GuardianEdge too

Greg Bromage
FAIL

I don't believe it...

I just don't beleive this is happening.

I mean, I got the email about it from PGP like everyone else.

But, the email... from PGP President... wasn't digitally signed. So I'm assuming it's a hoax, right?

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Council clamps down on 'man on the street'

Greg Bromage
Dead Vulture

"Promotes the view that the world is male"

...and it also promotes the view that everyone is "on the street".

What percentage of people are in their houses or offices at any given time? Are their views to be ignored, beholden to the point of view of people whom have nothing better to do than stand in the middle of the street?

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Delta aims Wi-Fi at American planes

Greg Bromage
Happy

Does that mean.....

....that QueenOfSky will be allowed to update her blog on the flights? :-D

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Glaswegian piracy drive yields just 41 'possible' offenders

Greg Bromage
Paris Hilton

My maths must be getting rusty....

.... because over on http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2008/01/22/bsa_software_piracy/ the BSA said that 27% of the software in use was pirated.

But 41 divided by 8000 is 0.51% on my calculator.

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Hushmail warns users over law enforcement backdoor

Greg Bromage
Thumb Down

RE: Bad luck for the Brits

True, it's illegal not to hand over your encryption keys.

And they want to make it illegal to transport data on laptops UNLESS it's encrypted. (Unless you work the HMRC).

So, damned if you do, damned if you don't.

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Windows random number generator is so not random

Greg Bromage
Gates Horns

Shane: Yes

It's easy to predict that, Shane. Just take a day off.

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VMware unveils 32MB version of ESX Server

Greg Bromage

Answers the begged question

ESX has always been managed by a funky client or the web interface. Just because it's shrunk to 32Mb doesn't mean it won't have a web interface.

What remarkable about this is it's one of the (very) few occasions wehere a new version of software will be significantly SMALLER than the predecessor.

For my money, Microsoft won't be able to match this. Not because they can't, but because they won't WANT to strip out the underlying Windows OS that they get so much money from.

Because, as anyone who uses Microsoft Virtual Server can tell you, is that the host machine really NEEDS media player (and DRM), solitaire, mine sweeper, wordpad, volume controls, a multitude of fonts, etc.

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Microsoft serves light fare on Patch Tuesday

Greg Bromage

MS Agent patch isn't just for techies

"The rest of the updates apply to more technically inclined users. The most serious is the patch for a Windows 2000 component known as Microsoft Agent"

The MS Agent subsystem is installed by default, and it's what controls the animated paperclip/cat/dog/whatever in MS Office.

If you have any version of Office since 97 installed, or IE, you'll need the update.

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BAE demos DSL-esque military radio protocol

Greg Bromage

And the next step....

...is that fighter planes will be navigating using Google Earth. :-)

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'Ads-funded' Microsoft Works pilot barges onto your PC this year

Greg Bromage

As for how it will operate

Windows 2008, and the new version of Remote Desktop protocol, is tipped to include the Citrix-like embedding of a remote application as part of the user's desktop.

So it would probably work using like that, with it appearing as a local app to the end user.

What's more worrying is the possibly of a certain remotely-hosted animated paperclip.....

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