* Posts by lvm

21 posts • joined 4 Jun 2008

Here's 2018 in a nutshell for you... Russian super robot turns out to be man in robot suit

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clickbait

Dude in an off the shelf fake-looking costume with pieces of him showing through the gaps is not a real robot - what a horrible lie! They will be opening our eyes on the fact that Santa's just a man with a fake beard next.

Huawei MateBook Pro X: PC makers look out, the phone guys are here

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Facepalm

Very impressive. There is a flaw though, and a big one - the screen may be 4:3, but it is a shiny one.

Roscosmos: An assembly error doomed our Soyuz, but we promise it won't happen again

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Translation is incorrect - not "a failure to open a nozzle at the top of the strap-on booster to vent its tank", but a failure to open the cover of the jet nozzle responsible for steering the booster away from the rocket.

Crucial P1 minicard flash drive? Not if you grabbed Intel's 660p

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0.1 DWPD? This is so sad...

Watch Series 4: What price 'freedom'? About as much as you'd expect from an Apple product

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Aaaaand...

it bootloops on the DST day https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/8/17950300/apple-watch-series-4-reboot-crash-dst-bug

Who's using 2FA? Sweet FA. Less than 10% of Gmail users enable two-factor authentication

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but have you read the small print?

If you accept 2FA you accept 'Your number will be used for things like making Google services, including the ads you see....'. Thanks, but no thanks.

uBlock Origin ad-blocker knocked for blocking hack attack squawking

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Sorry, Mr. Leyden, but think before you post

Why CSP is pretty much useless as security tool has been discussed in several comments, more importantly CSP can be used to track client-side script modifications and/or blocking - i.e. adblocking. If you installed adblocker you most probably would want to block CSP too, so the default uBlock behaviour is correct. Good job, uBlock!

Mercedes answers autonomous car moral dilemma: Yeah, we'll just run over pedestrians

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would you by a car which might consider killing you?

I wouldn't. An autonomous vehicle may not injure its occupants or, through inaction, allow its occupants to come to harm - this is the First Law.

Reminder: IE, Edge, Outlook etc still cough up your Windows, VPN credentials to strangers

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NTML could've been a typo, hadn't it been used twice.

Got an Android phone? SMASH IT with a hammer – and do it NOW

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My phone (galaxy s5) has 'auto retrieve' checkbox in MMS settings. And it is unckecked - clever me.

KILLER! Adobe Flash, Windows zero-day vulns leak from Hacking Team raid

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18.0.0.203 is out

didn't bother to check wheter it is it, but it is out

BOFH: We CAN do that with a Raspberry Pi, but think of the BODIES

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BOFH stories usually are so technically correct, but this time I winced. Never ever ever ever in my life I've met a light sensor which won't retrigger when on. Maybe they do exist - everything's possible, but rarer than OS/2 Warp.

Big browser builders scramble to fix cross-platform zero-day flaw

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Call me paranoid, but it suspiciosly looks like yet another tiny company trying to get some cheap publicity by blowing out of proportions some aspects of misusing a perfectly normal feature. Like, 'if you click on url to infected file it <gasp> dowloads it. And if you click yes a couple of time it OPENS IT AND IFECTS THE WHOLE WORLD!"

Unwearable tech: Five ways IT garb's gone HORRIBLY WRONG

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Actually I am quite happy with my cellphone whatch

Probably wouldn't bought it myself as too geeky, but I got it as a present a couple of years ago and use it ever since. It suits me well - I am horribly absent-minded, and this is the phone you cannot leave behind, and I am quite sure that twitter is for twits, so the absence of passable keyboard is not an issue at all.

iPad? Pah. Behold the EYEPAD, patented by Sony for the 'PS4'

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too bad the eyephone is already taken

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaHUpWuqNHY

Disconnection phone scam targets UK consumers

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FAIL

nonsense

This "Because the person who initiates a call is the one to terminate it, a prospective mark is left unable to make a phone call, or even obtain a dial tone." is nonsense.

Toshiba Qosmio X300

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safe and reliable?

Cliff Joseph starts this review with "Toshiba laptops have always been safe and reliable". I beg to differ. As current owner of Satellite P100 I suffered cracked hinges, substandard keyboard, high-quality sound much ehnanced by unidentified parts rattling inside, poor quality power supply socket, paint discolorations and more. I must admit I cannot say nothing agains the reviwed model except that it looks absolutely ghastly, but my next laptop won't be a Toshiba.

BBC to 'reimagine' The Thirty-nine Steps

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we've already had one 'remagination'

the one with Kenneth More, and a later version with Robert Powell wich was quite close to the book and my personal favorite - maybe even better than the Hitchcocks's. Well, good ideas are scarce...

Doctors: Third babies are the same as patio heaters

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Tell me something I don't know...

ALL of modern problems - terrorism, depletion of natural resources, high gas prices and congestion charges have one pretty obvious cause: overpopulation. 9 out of 10 people shouldnt' actually be here, one must be blind or belong to intellectual majority not to be able to see it. Of course our democratically elected rulers need more sheep to fleece, not a nicer world to live in so they will never support a courageous policy aimed at actually reducing world population to more reasonable values and rather force us to share what little we have and live the common misery.

Dissolving the plastic bag problem

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What? Haven't read Mutant 59???

Here is the only fitting place for this news :)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06/06/horrible_science_abominations/

Online payment standards fall on deaf websites

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I wonder...

whether this website is indeed storing sensitive info or it is just a case of an idiot and form-caching-capable browser?

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