* Posts by Mark Barton

8 posts • joined 16 Apr 2008

New British flying robot killer death machines renamed 'Protector'

Mark Barton

From what I understand these drones have gone through the correct certification allowing them to fly in a mixed airspace, alongside civilian aircraft.

Which means for the first time the RAF will be able to fly them within UK airspace, the previous Reapers were never flown here.

Interestingly the whole thing except for the pilots is contracted out to a commercial company, including weapons loading, which means the missiles do not need to conform to UK MOD air certificates it all runs under US standards.

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KCOM-owned Eclipse FAILS to cover up the password 'password'

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Emailed Account Information

Another big security failing I get all the time is account information being sent to me which is obviously for another person - somebody entering there email address wrong when they sign up for a service.

Recently had O2, Vodafone, Charter etc. all send me logins, passwords, bank account information - you name it all because there sign up process doesn't first verify the email address.

I hate to break it to them but entering your email twice is not the same as verifying it.

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Natwest, RBS: When will bank glitch be fixed? Probably not today

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Natwest Online now displays Mortgage Balance

Hell of a coincidence but logging into Natwest online I can now see my Natwest Mortgage balance - that wasn't there Tuesday.

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Sky Anytime+ to pipe BBC iPlayer

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Facepalm

Cant see it either - just checked Skys site and it insists you need a Sky broadband package.

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Adobe outs un-Flash web animation tool

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Happy

Works fine for me on the Mac

Output looks pretty tidy to me.

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Stealth-cam software snaps laptop looter

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Multi OS & Android software

Try http://preyproject.com/

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Samsung Galaxy S

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Shame about the GPS

A lot of people, including me, are having serious problems with the GPS and until Samsung release an update I wouldn't bother.

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Official: O2 and Carphone Warehouse to slash 8GB iPhone price

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Extra £100 - get the phone for £69

Go through Quidco to get an additional £100 off.

Which makes the iPhone £69.

http://www.quidco.com/o2

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