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Phone fatigue takes hold: SIM-onlys now top UK market

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Not missed replaceable battery? I have my eye on the battery level all the time. You get used to having one leg. :)

Dump ur mobile provider via txt by 2019: LMFAO cu l8r

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Re: Alternatively...

website use is presuming that your data plan has not run out again and that's why you're swapping.

NHS: Thanks for the free work, Linux nerds, now face our trademark cops

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silly name I'll grant...

But if ever there was an org that needed an

apt-get upgrade

It was the NHS

VMs: Imperfect answers to imperfect problems, but they're all we have

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Re: Slightly myopic

Re: "I don't think I've ever seen anyone use VMs for security by isolation;"

Errr Amazon perhaps?

The Year Of Linux On The Desktop – at last! Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 brings the Linux kernel into Windows

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Re: I looked at the MS link provided

I think npm has just pipped windows update for most resource intensive update mechanism.

Can I get a RHEL yeah? Version 8 arrives at last as IBM given go-ahead to wolf down Red Hat

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Re: Cant get it work in Vmware Workstation 15 correctly, any ideas

Network manager still. Could be worse, could be systemd-networkd

IT systems still in limbo as UK.gov departments await Brexit policy – MPs

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Re: Who smashed up the house?


It wasn't a joke - it's called irony.

And it's perfectly acceptable.

Symantec cert holdout sites told: Those Google Chrome warnings are not a good look

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Re: That Chrome error message is dangerously misleading.

Agree. This message is really to site owners, "Toe the line. We pwn your users."

Adobe will kill Flash by 2020: No more updates, support, tears, pain...

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lets not be rude

some of those Flash


things were better than the content at the end of the wait.

Intel teases Optane DIMMS, but you may need a new Xeon first

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Re: more info needed


Not much of an announcement.

Its like saying someone will produce cheaper faster SDs.

That will work on some computers.


Satellites with lasers and machine guns coming! China's new plans? Trump's Space Force? Nope, the French

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How can you down vote "cheese eating surrender monkeys".

Did you not try googling "French military Victories" and hitting "I Feel Lucky". (Back in the day)

Parity calamity! Wallet code bug destroys $280m in Ethereum

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Re: And that's why cryptocurrency is not and won't become a replacement for money

Big banks swallow the millions and hope one notices

Huawei sales director nicked in Poland on suspicion of 'spying'

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I have huawei kit. I prefer to be hacked by the chinese govt than by the US.

F5 DROWNing, not waving, in crypto fail

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Did I miss something, seems like an F5 misconfigured to permit downgrade attacks is vulnerable to downgrade attacks.

Unicorn adopts rainbow as logo

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Proof, if anyone needed it, that it is impossible to make an icon look too garish or out of place on an iPhone.

Heart of darkness: Inside the Osówka underground city

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Re: "A clear mandate for destroying the British economy, then."

Internet rule 50: if it exists someone blamed it on Brexit in the comments.

Spectre haunts Intel's SGX defense: CPU flaws can be exploited to snoop on enclaves

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Re: big news:

If you own the tin, in a bofh scenario, can you provide a broken sgx api anyway? With or without spectre?

MailChimp 'working' to stop hackers flinging malware-laced spam from accounts

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Re: Unsubscribe is legally required

Surely only ones that are sending automated email. We certainly dont have to put unsubscribe in a normal email.

China's cloud market jumps 58%: OK Alibaba, you've lost your Ma but you're still leading

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Re: "Tencent Cloud, which jumped 88 per cent …"

If you have _incoming_ traffic that goes to russia you have bigger problems than your firewall.

Hack probing poodle sacrifice cuffed for public crap

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So darling, would you like another pet poodle for Xmas.

No mum, I'd like another t-shirt.

What if tech moguls brewed real ale?

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Served by the 228ml




Dump ur mobile provider via txt by 2019: LMFAO cu l8r

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Re: Erm...

I dont think a wiseguy with you phone and ability to send messages would turn _off_ the flow of free data. You have bigger problems.

Node.js sees Windows compatibility as key to success

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event based java is complicated

node is kind of a one trick pony. but what it does it does well.

Google puts Chrome on a cookie diet (which just so happens to starve its rivals, cough, cough...)

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Re: Looking forward to "the Facebook brwoser", "the Amazon browser" and friends

Word. FireFox is our only hope.

Shame its such a bitch to fork.

Bookstore sells some data centre capacity, becomes Microsoft, Oracle's nemesis

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Re: Since it wasn't mentioned by name in the article

Windows™, because good managers know that the only cure for FUD is a bonefide certified support contract.

From Vega with love: Pegasus interstellar asteroid's next stop

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What about these interstellar mini spacecraft thingamabubs being proposed, could you fire one of these with lasers towards it to ger a close up. Be good target practice.

Epyc fail? We can defeat AMD's virtual machine encryption, say boffins

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Re: Publishing microcode ? What are you smoking ?

This reads like a rant about c sourcecode in 1980.

Given enogh eyes all bugs are shallow even applys to hardware.

eBay eBabe enigma explained: Microsoft bug blamed after topless model slings e-souk's emails at stunned Brits

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Re: No damage done

Nobody considers the reputation of the model: who unwittingly has her top class baps associated with Microsofts pisspoor email service.

She should be compensated.

Heads up: OnePlus phones have a secret root backdoor and the password is 'angela'

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thanks for the heads up

Polite way of saying "you idiot, if you hadnt blabbed on the internet you could have been awarded bounty"

Google Cloud rolls back changes after 18-hour load balancer brownout

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for sure

the fact it took engineers 18 hours to work out the command to rollback a submit implies it was git. ;)

Samsung needs to eat itself, not copy Apple's X-rated margins

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s9 lite

What about the s8 as the lite version, I saw dex demoed on an s8 and it looked really good.

Brit military wants a small-drone-killer system for £20m

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Laser drone killers, sounds like job for EL REG SPECIAL PROJECTS BUREAU. Starting, of course, with a poll for the name and a logo competition :)

Linus Torvalds says new Linux lands next week and he’s sticking to that … for now

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Re: As for every release @teknopaul

...in vms...

Has the Intel port of OpenVMS got that far already?

Ohhhhh. He meant VMs, didn't he?

Bug-hunter faces jail for vulnerability reports, DuckDuckPwn (almost), family spied on via Nest gizmo, and more

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Re: Firefox 65.0 - and the increased internet googlification

I've started using yandex and bing. Just to diversify.

Its scary when Google flexes its muscles.

Breaking, literally: Microsoft's fix for CPU-hogging Windows bug wrecks desktop search

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Re: And lots of bluescreens

In such times, productive work can still be done "around the watercooler", or as they say in blighty "down the pub".

Fan boy 3: Huawei overhauls Air-a-like MateBooks

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Re: Stop, just stop

Book is a pretty standard suffix for a keyb + monitor clamshell.

E.g. Ultrabooks etc.

Laptop was always a silly name.

Twitter: No big deal, but everyone needs to change their password

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I think its fairly common to send "plaintext" over ssl and hash and compare to stored hash during auth.

What would you recommend?

'Moore's Revenge' is upon us and will make the world weird

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Re: A chip in everything...

I presume you mean AND can be usable without connectivity.

5 years is nothing like the acceptable lifetime of a TV or fridge, imho.

Transport for London Oyster system pulled offline after credential-stuffing crooks board customers' accounts

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Re: We encourage all customers not to use the same password for multiple sites

It is credential stuffing per wikipedia's definition


Apple flings patent lawsuit at HTC (again)

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wot no widgets

here here, Apple is not the market leader in phone tech these days, perhaps they can win a law suit to prove they were.

Google broke its own cloud, again, with dud DB config change

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Re: DevOps

Highly doubt that. DevOps is all about test pipelines. Isn't fool proof but I doubt they have not go change control on prod config.

Brit military wants a small-drone-killer system for £20m

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RF jamming got to be worth a try for taking out toy drones.

cheap , easy , probably illegal to try it out in the office.

Brit military wants a small-drone-killer system for £20m

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tasty, presumably targeting has to be more precise than explosives. you're probably only targeting in 2d, explosives would need to know the distance.

We can do this the easy way or the Huawei, US tells Germany with threat to snip intel over 5G fears

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This is Huawei vs Cisco not capitalism vs communism. If it were the US would shut up and let the market decide. Ho ho.

Twenty years ago today: Windows 98 crashed live on stage with Bill Gates. Let's watch it again...

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Re: " Still funny, even after all these years"

What do they call the blue screen of cantshutdowndespitegettingonaplane.

I get that pretty much every flight.

I think I prefered bsod.

Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ support to arrive in Linux 5.1

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Re: I would think ...

No point in a sata port, you can connect hd via usb 2 for a nas. The ports are not what limits a rpis performance.

Tired sysadmin plugged cable into wrong port, unleashed a 'virus'

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Re: Beware Manglement with DHCP laptops

What year was this?

I cant imagine working at a place without dhcp where you could not start work until an IT turned up.

It's 2017 – and your Mac, iPad, iPhone can all be pwned by an e-book

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youd have thought that bugs in WebKit would need simultaneous patches for chrome chromium opera etc etc, no? Any one know if Apple is late or early?

Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds

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Re: Did Google implemented it on its servers to test it fully and at scale?

I'm sure they earned their "works on my machine badge of honour".

Data exfiltrators send info over PCs' power supply cables

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Re: Meh

If the nsa can install hardware on route they can pop a wifi chip in there and save themselves from scrabbling around in your fuse box.

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