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What a meth: Woman held for 3 months after cops mistake candy floss for hard drugs

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Re: Why so long??

Simple and cheap ph test should have been done. Love to know what the road side test is that can be so obviously wrong.

Buffer overflow in Unix mailer Exim imperils 400,000 email servers

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Re: There are alternatives...

You sound informed, whats current recommendation for a mail server in Linux? Simple, low volume, low resource usage are a priority.

Meltdown/Spectre week three: World still knee-deep in something nasty

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Live by the sword

Oracle, for one, is furious it wasn’t immediately invited to the top table

Was it expecting the invite from Google or RedHat?

Facebook blames 'server config change' for 14-hour outage. Someone run that through the universal liar translator

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Re: Facebook a critical service?

The fact that something is not here now, does not imply it was not important when it was.

Russia stares admiringly at itself, flexes internet muscles

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Re: Don't let the door hit you in the ass, Putin.

I guess people who think all russians are evil dont get many emails from the outside world anyway?

Get the FTP outta here, says Firefox

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More firefox news , more things that dont work.

Probably wont affect many users but disabling ftp is not going to win them any users is it?

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

If you write an app in android that does not use webview. Do Google still spy on network traffic?

Apache Struts you're stuffed: Vuln allows hackers to inject evil code into biz servers

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Re: Isn't serialization something inherently scary?

afaik you only serialize the data, the class, the byte code, is not serialized. Be nice to know more details on the attack.

Facebook exec extracts foot from mouth: We didn't really mean growth matters more than human life

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Re: all those billions in profits

What you care to hand over to these fuckers is one thing, but uploading your SMS records is pure theft of personal data.

It all hinges on this: Huawei goes after Samsung with its own foldable hybrid Mate X

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Re: If you think that this device is expensive

Re "solution waiting for a question" How many people have a phone and a tablet? Potentially thats your market?

I floated a site into the cloud, and it didn't rain down in chunks...

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hear hear

The lack of a spending cap was a Showstopper for me too. What happens if you write a infinite loop in the cloud?

WhatsApp is more like WhatsDown: Messenger collapsed for millions

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millions of concurrent connections

whatsapp famously achieve millions of concurrent connections per server. perhaps its time the penny pinchers added more boxes?

It's not rocket science! Actually it is, and it's been a busy frickin week

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re: more likely to have been warfare

I believe the oposite...

Taoist alchemists looking for elixir of eternal life.

Per the Tao of Pooh & Te of Piglet. Probably reliable.

Larry Page acknowledges creeping vocal paralysis

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do no evil

Do no evil, speak no evil, what ever next. A pirate style patch over his google glass perhaps?

Analyst says white iPhone 4 out next month

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i cant beleive that is considered newsworthy

Stop press!

Mac fanboi anxiously awaiting that little broken bit on the front of Mac books to appear on iPhones.


dark theme

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dark theme

el reg dark theme would extend my battery life by 50%, no joke.

perhaps just in the m.thereg site so not to scare passers by.

SHL just got real-mode: US lawmakers demand answers on Meltdown, Spectre handling from Intel, Microsoft and pals

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Re: Did the Reg contact Intel etc?

Vulture: hi can I speak to someone about the upcoming security snafu

Intel: sure, let me put you through to marketing.

Build your own NASA space rover: Here are the DIY JPL blueprints

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Re: Optional...

Lots of US readers on the reg these days. :)

What do you need a gun on a mars rover for, that in case you find life?

Dozens of .gov HTTPS certs expire, webpages offline, FBI on ice, IT security slows... Yup, it's day 20 of Trump's govt shutdown

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Re: Comparison

POTUS does not necessarily get what he wants no matter how much he rants. You're vote is not represented by one person alone.

Thank god.

Ever used VFEmail? No? Well, chances are you never will now: Hackers wipe servers, backups in 'catastrophic' attack

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Re: Backups?

Thats like saying you are to blame for lax personal security if you get shot.

Its possible to take all due precautions and still get shafted.

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

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Re: Mint?

The fact hat Linus considers rpi a standard platform is weight to the argument that Mint should support it too. But does not help with the effort needed.

UK good for superfast broadband, crap for FTTP – Ofcom

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Re: 10 posts in and no one has pointed out that it seems Lord Adonis is flexing his muscles?

Flexing his muscles,

or stiffening his upper lip.

As many as 100,000 IBM staff axed in recent years as Big Blue battles to reinvent itself from IT's 'old fuddy duddy'

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Re "half of its total workforce are millennials"

Millennial means under 40 years old, 50% is about right if employment range is 16 - 65.

Must stop using millennial to mean whipper-snapper.

And we're back live with the state of the smartphone market in 2019. Any hope? Yeah, nah

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Re: Perhaps there is a positive story here as well?

Maybe el reg should just print the numbers and let comentards do the analysis.

Gartner's analysis is clearly nonsense.

And we're back live with the state of the smartphone market in 2019. Any hope? Yeah, nah

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Re: Only 3 years late ..

Hang on, your admitting to calling it 3 years early. Anyone can tell you that eventually the market wil decline the important thing is when.

Nope, you're still a transport biz, top EU court tells Uber

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"As our new CEO has said, " == we know we made loads of money out of organised crime but we are nice now please dont take our ill gotten gains.

BOFH: On a sunny day like this one, the concrete dries so much more quickly

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Re: Informal poll on whether you've ever had to do something like this

Why is it Up for having to do this and Down for not?

Mystery database left open turns out to be at heart of a huge Groupon ticket fraud ring

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Including groupon...

Buying in bulk for a discount and selling for more than that, is the biz model of both groupon amd the "fraudsters" in this case.

'WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON?' Linus Torvalds explodes at Intel spinning Spectre fix as a security feature

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Re: higher than expected reboots

You miss the point, "reboots" is Intel marketing bullshit for "crash the whole system but we didn't actually brick the hardware and it can be restarted".

AWS sends noise to Signal: You can't use our servers to beat censors

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Re: Block of flats

The domain name in a tls connection is only exposed if you use sni. Anyone know why they can not just use https without sni? Apple app policy perhaps?

Microsoft hikes cost of licensing its software on rival public clouds, introduces Azure 'Dedicated' Hosts

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Re: virtual desktop.

Microsoft may drop windows Server support if you are off Azure, imho it'll be a long time before windows desktop is not an import part of Microsoft.

Mystery database left open turns out to be at heart of a huge Groupon ticket fraud ring

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Yeah if you are _a criminal_ it makes perfect sense to knock out tech as fast as you can spending as little on security as possible until...

Hang on?

Wow. Apple's only gone and killed off Mac, iPad, iPhone family... figures for units sold to fans

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63 billion

Thats too much money.

Talk free market, walk Monolpoly.

Selling phones is not a natural monopoly. More and more the device that uses the internet _is_ the market.

How do you do, fellow kids? Facebook now Boomerbook as British oldies outnumber teens

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Re: "Young people are just smarter" and here is proof

Young people may be smarter but old people have more capital.

If the let him, Zuck will buy up competition.

Biker nerfed by robo Chevy in San Francisco now lobs sueball at GM

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Surely overtaking on the wrong side is a problem for wetware with one set of eyes but no different for a self-driving car?

Or am I missing something?

Perhaps it was British software?

Laser sauce, cheat code, jam seshs: The Waymo vs Uber trial kicks off

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We are absolutely sure that no Google tech is in our cars but we haven't seen it ever. Oh really.

Can't they have him for purgory just on those two conflicting statements?

Chrome spends a week at the top of the browser charts

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Re: Untick

that would be great.

I assume you mean total IE share to have the same market share that windows on arm has of the tablet/phone market. :-)

If the thing you were doing earlier is 'drop table' commands, ctrl-c, ctrl-v is not your friend

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Nothing will protect you from paste buffer full of valid commands.

I have been to this dark place: in CAT fortunately.

Empty buffer before logging on.

If on linux empty both buffers.

Oracle gets to Wercker, dines on container biz

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Re: Time to start looking for alternatives to Wercker

agree, but did you notice the Oracle VP plays lip service to Open Source in that article?

That in itself is news.

Talk about a ticket to ride... London rail passengers hear pr0n grunts over PA system

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Re: Train Strike - next week

What happens when your job is so pointless you literally have fuck all else to do at the helm than tug yourself off.

There should be limits to union madness too.

Do we need Windows patch legislation?

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Re: Lawyers

yeah but the question was about essential public services, there are enough lazy banks out there to pay for the fix to be given free to the NHS.

Learn things? DROWN HTTPS flaw proves we don't even test things

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blame whois

How about this for an idea, every DNS entry has a whois email registered. Spam the email with security warnings if DNS registered https sites are found insecure.

Peak smartphone? iPhone X flunks 'supercycle' hopes

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Re: Drop the price...

Google veblen goods.

For Apple if they have a sub par product it makes sense to hike the price because they are going to sell less.

UK/China cyber security deal: National security attacks still OK, it seems

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china to UK

We know that you won't stop gchq from hacking the planet, but could you please stop doing it just to give government cronies a competitive advantage in business deals.

China's first space station to – ahem – de-orbit in late March

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per the piccy it seems to coast over Spain

The sky is falling on our heads! Any amount of it hit earth in a heavily populated area and its going to do damage.

Tutanota blames Comcast block for March 1 outage

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Suspicios tho int it?

Should be asking if there were any Comcast customers who were _not_ blocked during the same period. :)

I'd change ssl keys just to be on the safe side.

Pope wants journalism like the Catholic church wants child sex abuse probes: Slow, aimless...

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Maybe fake news IS babble

Arsebook and The chocolate factory reached too high, so God in Her infinite wisdom, gave us fake-news and buzz-feltch and max 128 chars to expre

Death in paradise: 'Cyber attack' takes out national government's IT

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This whole thing would be over in a couple of hours if they would lift the ban on flipflops* and sunglasses at work. Then Bri would pop round and run Norton.

*per their facebook page

Dropbox would rather write code twice than try to make C++ work on both iOS and Android

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Trying to write C++ interfacing to Androids java api is clearly a pretty wierd mobile strategy. No wonder they dropped it. No help from the open source community? Perhaps no one else was doing that.

MS to WinXP diehards: Just under 3 more years' support

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Windows 7 does not let you install drivers

provide an installable workaround so I can install my own software, then perhaps 7 does more that xp, right now for me it does less.

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