* Posts by Will Godfrey

2302 posts • joined 8 Sep 2007

ICANN: The TRUTH about that hacker attack on our DNS zone file database

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But but but

We are the Internet, we can't possibly be wrong.

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Armouring up online: Duncan Campbell's chief techie talks crypto with El Reg

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Good Start

... but only a start.

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Linux 'GRINCH' vuln is AWFUL. Except, er, maybe it isn't

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Curious

With a few notable exceptions, the 'vulnerabilities' we hear about these days all seem to require physicial access and/or already elevated priviledges.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Re: Aaaand another thing.

Well, I'm pleased to see we've got that bit sorted :D

Just the rest of the site to fix now ;)

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Aaaand another thing.

Where's our snowy banner?

Missing yet again!

Do you guys hate daddy crimbo that much?

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Not Convinced

What on earth is wrong with having stories in a simple list style (variable width of course). This is the most user friendly way to make information clearly, and efficiently accessible.

As has been said repeatedly. We're not kids, nor shiny-chasers with a goldfish attention span.

Why are so many technically orientated sites going on this bling downward spiral? I'm even seeing it from mainstream electronic parts suppliers.

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Well there's your answer

8 pages of overwhelmingly negative comments in less than 24 hours from people who mostly really know about this stuff.

However, the question is "Will you listen?"... I'm not holding my breath.

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Why?

Just... Why?

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Sony sued by ex-staff over daft security, leaked privates

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So much data floating around now but I wonder if we'll ever find out who it was that decided a security review was not needed... Probably thought the money could be better spent on their bonuses.

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Microsoft, rivals together fight US govt's cloud data snatch

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Re: European position

Now there's an idea I like!

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El Reg's mighty rocket spaceplane Vulture 2 arrives in US of A

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Re: Amazing box!

Indeed, there must be many frustrated delivery gorillas en-route.

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BOFH: Capo di tutti capi, bah. I'm having CHICKEN JALFREZI

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This is not going well.

All three of them are behaving rather like rabbits caught in the headlights.

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The future looks bright: Prepare to be dazzled by HDR telly tech

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No Thanks

I've no use for HD, I can't see the dots on standard TV, so no gain. If HDR cartches on, you can be certain of abuse by production wonks.

Finally, I don't see the benefit of spending money on something I won't use - these days I seldom watch videos - no time for broadcast TV at all.

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Skinny Ubuntu Linux 'Snapped' up by fat Microsoft cloud

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Originally Risc Os came on 4MB of ROM.

Hack that scammers!

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One-click, net-modelled UK copyright hub comes a step closer

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No

It's the "You can do all sorts of things" line that sets off alarms for me.

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MP caught playing Candy Crush at committee meeting: I'll ‘try’ not to do it again

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Alien

There is no 'Try'

Do, or Do Not

Where's the Yoda icon when you need it?

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Mars was a WET mistress: Curiosity probes once-moist bottom

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Fascinating Picture

That just somehow seems to bring Mars closer

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Drone in NEAR-MISS with passenger jet at Heathrow airport

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Thanks to these numbskulls 'just 'avin a bit of fun innit' this is another nice thing we probably soon won't be allowed to have.

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BOFH: Santa, bloody Santa

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Re: Are they real?

I would say the PFY took one look at Gina and was shocked into Extreme Survival Mode. Clearly he knows to keep a low profile and his mouth firmly shut.

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Love IT

Actually, delighted it came today as well. I had to wo.. do stuff late yesterday so wasn't in the right frame of mind for t'internet by the time I got home.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The fantastical Francesinha

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Re: RTFA

@ D.O.M.

Thanks for that (and the beer) really made my day. It's been {mmfty}{mmmf} years since anyone called me a 'young one'.

Also, you never know if it's possible to get a free lunch if you don't at least make the attempt.

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I Protest!

Look, guys, right at the start of this gastro-fest I offered to selflessly act as an unbiased tester. So far I have not had even a sniff of any of these delights. This one looks especially yummy, yet here I sit empty handed and rumbly stomached.

This simply will not do!

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The Information Age: A day out for grown-up children?

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It's been a very long time since I visited. At that time I (like most youngsters) was totally mesmerised by a huge beam engine that was actually running - very slowly.

I suppose that's gone now, or wrapped in cotton wool :(

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The internet is less free than last year. Thanks a bunch, Snowden

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Astro Turf?

That's what this looks like.

Sure, Mr Snowden absolutely forced the gubbermints to all do this stuff. They never intended to do any of it did they. Why, only yesterday they were all saying how they need to reduce the amount of control and surveilence they employ. They didn't really want all that spying stuff either, but it was Mr Snowden alone who pre-emptively made them let their spooks do it just so he could complain about it and make loads of dosh... Oh, strike that bit. He didn't did he?

PAH!

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Kaspersky: That 2 years we took to warn you about Regin ? We had GOOD REASON

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Re: Yes!

No. They'd just lead everyone on a wild goose chase with the parts that were discovered while switching to the backup stuff they almost certainly have, for just that eventuality.

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Apple knob refusenik Sir Jony Ive handed award - for talking BOLLOCKS

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Re: Talking of plain English

@graphsboy

I think he's a nob too. Not fazed by his money, fame or (supposed) skills.

Oh, and I live in the best place in the world - surrounded by friends and familiy who love me just as I am.

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Re: Talking of plain English

I stopped wearing a watch to get away from the obsession of wanting (not needing) to know the time.

It worked. Mostly my terms of reference now are 'soon', 'later', 'this morning', 'this afternoon', 'today', etc.

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Yotaphone 2: The two-faced pocket-stroker with '100 hours' batt life

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Eink Good

Personally I would much prefer a phone with only an Eink display. I just use mine for speech and texts.

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Double hammer blow to ICANN and pals' internet power grab bid

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It's never enough is it?

No matter how much control these people have (or think they have) they always want more.

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Apple denied 'App Store' trademark by Australian court

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Hmmm.

{clump}{clump}{clump}

{shuffle}

{blow}{cough}{cough}

Here we are. Two 3.5in Floppy Disks labelled Apps1 and Apps2. Bought along with a computer from a bricks & mortar shop (or store if you're a left pondian).

'nuff sed?

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Re: There, fixed it for you - insufficient vision

I thought US law applied in the entire galaxy.

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Give nerds their own PRIVATE TRAIN CARRIAGES, say boffins

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Re: Trains ...

The bridges are definiterly too low... But sometimes i think they are still not low enough.

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Re: Definitely make Luton a hub - and another thing

Beeching deliberately changed the rail regulations in order to make lines that ran at a small profit loss making, so that he could close them and boost his shares in road making companies.

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Ten Linux freeware apps to feed your penguin

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Re: LibreOffice

Indeed. I used to find that Word couldn't even retain the formatting for a document it had just saved!

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Sinclair is back with the Spectrum Vega ... just as rubbish as the ZX

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Re: RCA? Pah. Young 'uns know nothing

And the Archimedes let you program real 16bit sound. There was nothing else on the horizon that could touch it!

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Iranian CLEAVER hacks through airport security, Cisco boxen

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Interesting

For years now, the West (US in particular) has been portraying Iranians as technologically primitive and unsophisiticated. They might want to review that opinion.

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Legendary Brit physicist Stephen Hawking gets full Intel comms refresh

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He's remarkable in other ways.

People with his disease don't usually get past their middle 20s.

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Pebble: The brilliant stealth wearable Apple's Watch doesn't see coming

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Battery Life

This really is the critical issue. I have an electromechanical watch that is solar powered. It is over 10 years old and has never stopped. The only concession I make for it is that when I take it off, I put it on a window ledge.

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Sick of the 'criminal' lies about pie? Lobby the government HERE

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Fully agree with OP

A pub I know used to do delicious savoury steak & kidney pies with a full wrapping of pastry. Then they changed hands, went arty-farty and the prices rocketed while the content and quality bombed. I don't go there any more.

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Kim Dotcom Dotcan remain on bail, despite Fed protests

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Obscene

No matter what you might think of Dotcom, the US legal system has proved beyond the slightest shadow of doubt that it is an arrogant, predatory, vengefull tyrany, totally subservient to a surprisingly small corporate group.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Masala omelette

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I'll pass on this one.

I don't like spicy food, and curry in particular doesn't like me!

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UK.gov mulls three-point turn on three-point turn thanks to satnav. Weeeeeeee. THUD

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Stupid Idea

I travel a lot of narrow country roads. It is amazing how many people can't even reverse in a straight line to get to the passing place... that they drove past at high speed when I was clearly in sight.

Then there was the one that wanted me to reverse a mile up hill when there was a passing place right on the corner she'd just gone round. She tried to put on the poor little girl act, but unfortunately for her, I knew the road extremely well, and was in absolutely no hurry. She finally got the message when I grabbed a book, got out of the car and leant against a fence to read it. I wish I'd had a camera. her performance was hilarious - along with much cursing :)

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Randall Munroe: The root nerd talks to The Register

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Another reader here

What I especially like is the sheer variety of his off-the-wall-ness

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Siemens issues emergency SCADA patch

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Hmm.

I thought they were going to say they'd finally got rid of hard-coded default passwords.

Actually, there is an upgrade for that. It's called Mitsubishi :)

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Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix

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Why should I pay them anything?

I don't buy / borrow / pinch any commercial music. I am a musician. I store and distribute my own work as I see fit, and at a price I decide - often zero.

I also go to live performances where I pay at the door for exactly what I want to listen to and watch.

I don't owe the 'other' lot as much as a brass farthing.

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NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online

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Tinfoil Hat?

Now I'd be really worried if they were also recommending a specific compiler and version number.

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Stop the IoT revolution! We need to figure out packet sizes first

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Re: LoT is a stupid concept

See Icon :)

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Short Version

The more stuff you've got, the harder it is to control it.

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Anti-download biz sued for 'abusive' robo-call demands for money

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An Answer?

Clearly these people creatures set out to terrorise their victims, hence should be dealt with under all the new terrorism laws that the nice Mrs May, and her leftpondian conterparts are shovelling through.

win-win?

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'Snoopers' Charter IS DEAD', Lib Dems claim as party waves through IP address-matching

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And another thing

There is something deeply disturbing about a government, any government repeatedly trying to force though legislation that the people they are suppsed to represent have clearly said thay don't want.

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