* Posts by Sureo

695 posts • joined 9 Jun 2008

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SEAL up your data just like Microsoft: Redmond open-sources 'simple' homomorphic encryption blueprints

Sureo

"99 per cent accuracy"

1,000,000 operations, 10,000 errors ... how is that useful?

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Czech yourself, Russia! Prague says its foreign ministry was hacked for more than a year

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"Report claims that from 2016-2017 the FSB was reading agency's emails"

The sorry taxpayers foot the bill for these incompetent clowns. This applies to my country too.

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Groundhog Day comes early as Intel Display Drivers give Windows 10 the silent treatment

Sureo

Is it still the case that consumer versions of W10 still can't turn windows updates off? I shudder to think.

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Alexa, cough up those always-on Echo audio recordings, says double-murder trial judge

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What could be better....

... than government snoops (and corporations) having a recording device in everyone's home and office and pocket recording 24 hours a day? We're heading that way.... No cooperation from me though.

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Six critical systems, four months to Brexit – and no completed testing

Sureo

I have this vision of the UK going dark on Brexit day.

I'll miss the Reg.

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Between you, me and that dodgy-looking USB: A little bit of paranoia never hurt anyone

Sureo

Re: Did you accept the USB?

"plugging it in your computer is"

Find someone else's computer to plug it in to, preferably one of theirs.

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Solid state of fear: Euro boffins bust open SSD, Bitlocker encryption (it's really, really dumb)

Sureo

This explains it

I always wondered how the hackers on those police dramas are always able to access the bad guy's computer.

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Slabs, huh, what are they are good for? Er, not quite absolutely nothing

Sureo

Samsung innovation

I just replaced a 5 year old Tab 4 with a Tab A. It is identical in every way except has a USB-C port and a newer version of Android. (And, the speaker fires out the bottom instead of the back, the only real improvement.) The innovation must be the price, which hasn't changed.

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Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait

Sureo

Please Please

... just go back to Windows 7, issue SP2 and let us get on with our lives.

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The mysterious life of Luc Esape, bug fixer extraordinaire. His big secret? He's not human

Sureo

"Comp sci boffins Martin Monperrus, Simon Urli, Thomas Durieux, Matias Martinez, Benoit Baudry, and Lionel Seinturier"

So, are they human or what?

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Alexa heard what you did last summer – and she knows what that was, too: AI recognizes activities from sound

Sureo

How is this a good thing? Who wants it in their home? The examples cited are certainly not worth the bother or expense. Miscreants are more likely to turn your smart faucet on, if you are foolish enough to have one.

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Remember that lost memory stick from Heathrow Airport? The terrorist's wet dream? So does the ICO

Sureo

Re: Fines? Pah!

Yes who was the dimwit anyway walking around the public area with that usb stick then losing it?

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Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Sureo

"where Windows 10 goes from here"

Dust off Windows 7, apply all those updates since SP1, and release it as Windows 20.

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Amazon Alexa outage: Voice-activated devices are down in UK and beyond

Sureo

Someone said "Alexa, drop dead." And it did.

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Where's my money?! UK Info Commish squeezes data controllers while brandishing £4,350 fine

Sureo

"used to fund its actvities"

Which are what?

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Fruit flies use the power of the sun to help them fly in straight lines

Sureo

Typical science

One observation leads to dozens of more questions.

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It's a net neutrality whodunnit: Boffins devise way to detect who's throttling transit

Sureo

If user A is being throttled because of exceeding some cap, how can they measure this? Other users on the same link would be fine. Couldn't they only tell if the link was being throttled for everyone?

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Microsoft Visual Studio C++ Runtime installers were built to fail

Sureo

I recall years ago I had a version of MS SDK that used an ActiveX installer running under IE6.

Worst install ever.

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DeepMind AI bots tell Google to literally chill out: Software takes control of server cooling

Sureo

Don't DeepMind’s neural networks also consume power and require cooling? (Unless they're using a rat's brain in a jar.) Are they sure there's a net gain?

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Reel talk: You know what's safely offline? Tape. Data protection outfit Veeam inks deal with Quantum

Sureo

Re: Safe until ...

E. Miscreants learn how to infect the Scalar i3 tape library with ransomware.

F. Restores are carelessly done to a system still infected.

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Criminal justice software code could send you to jail and there’s nothing you can do about it

Sureo

Some day you will be tried, convicted and sentenced by an AI computer. No need for those expensive judges and lawyers and scarce court rooms.

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Microsoft's cheapo Surface: Like a netbook you can't upgrade

Sureo

Re: Nothing wrong with a netbook

Yes I'll be keeping my netbook thank you very much. And it runs Windows 7.

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Amnesty slaps Google amid crippled censored China search claims

Sureo

Dragonfly

Should have named it Shark with Laser.

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FBI boss: We went to the Moon, so why can't we have crypto backdoors? – and more this week

Sureo

"...True, but a REAL blackmailer would provide proof..."

Why bother? Looks like there are plenty of victims ready to cough up without it.

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Either my name, my password or my soul is invalid – but which?

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Re: 1-2-3-4-5

"That's the kind of combination an idiot would put on his luggage!"

Might as well, the TSA and all the crooks know how to open it anyway.

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Doctor, doctor, I feel like my IoT-enabled vacuum cleaner is spying on me

Sureo

password 88888888

That's a refreshing change from 11111111.

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Who's leaving Amazon S3 buckets open online now? Cybercrooks, US election autodialers

Sureo

"...including the audio files to be used in robocalls to voters..."

Do us a favor and delete it all? Thanks very much.

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Wearable hybrids prove the bloated smartwatch is one of Silly Valley's biggest mistakes

Sureo

Re: D’oh

Where I live the real estate agents drop notepads off regularly so I have a stack piled up.

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Crumbs. Apple has tweaked the MacBook Pro keyboard

Sureo

...six-core i9 ... 4.8Ghz ... 32GB of DDR4 ... Radeon GPU with 4GB DDR5 ...4TB of SSD...

what good it is if the keyboard doesn't work?

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Thanks for the happy memories, Micron – now beat it, says China: Court bans chip sales

Sureo

"UMC, Taiwan’s oldest semiconductor assembly line, has been expanding operations in China"

I'm surprised China doesn't kick them out too. China has been putting the heavy squeeze on Taiwan lately.

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Not OK Google: Massive outage turns smart home kit utterly dumb

Sureo

Re: Fundamentally Flawed Architecture

If you talk in your sleep .... is Google listening?

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SUSE Linux Enterprise turns 15: Look, Ma! A common code base

Sureo

"moronic ancient superstition"

Ha ha ..... my upvote made the count 13 !!

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Cops: Autonomous Uber driver may have been streaming The Voice before death crash

Sureo

If you give an unmotivated person a lengthy crushingly boring job requiring constant attention, don't be surprised at the result.

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Not so private eye: Got an Axis network cam? You'll need to patch it, unless you like hackers

Sureo

So this is how on those cop shows they can hack in to any camera anywhere.

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Leaked pics: Motorola to add 'unpatriotic' 5G to 4G phones with magnets

Sureo

Why would they upgrade an old product rather than sell you a new one?

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FBI's flawed phone tally blamed on programming error. 7,800 unbreakable mobes? Er, um...

Sureo

MY guess the real number is between 10 and 20.

FBI: end of the world as we know it

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Astronaut took camera on spacewalk, but forgot SD memory card

Sureo

Re: We can send men to the moon

Where's George Clooney when you need him?

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US prison telco accused of selling your phone's location to the cops

Sureo

These are the guys that pass the laws allowing them to snoop on everyone, then get upset when they find out someone else is doing it. /cynic

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Hacking train Wi-Fi may expose passenger data and control systems

Sureo

At least you have something to push.

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Who needs NAND when rust never sleeps? Seagate dines out on nearline disk drive boom

Sureo

I'm not surprised, with all the data collection/mining going on now.

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Win 7, Server 2008 'Total Meltdown' exploit lands, pops admin shells

Sureo
Coat

It makes sense that any patch could contain a flaw that requires another patch. For example, every month for a year Microsoft has sent me KB2952664.

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OK, this time it's for real: The last available IPv4 address block has gone

Sureo

Re: Time to claw some back

Take Facebook's away from them. Solves two problems at once.

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Parents blame brats' slipping school grades on crap internet speeds

Sureo

Youtube

Wonderful teaching resource, shows you how to turn a pop bottle into a ballistic missile.

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Seagate's HAMR to drop in 2020: Multi-actuator disk drives on the way

Sureo

HAMR...MAMR.... what the hell do they need all that enormous storage for? So Google/Facebook/NSA/FSB can store more and more information on us? Stop the train, I want to get off.

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Pharma bro Martin Shkreli to miss 2024 Paris Olympics

Sureo

"I took down Martin Shkreli"

Miserable getting caught, isn't it?

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Fresh docs detail 10-year link between Geek Squad informers and Feds

Sureo

Lesson

Don't use Best Buy's service, better yet don't do business with them at all.

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Hackers create 'ghost' traffic jam to confound smart traffic systems

Sureo

This is why we need AI so badly - to distinguish the good from the bad guys.

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Apple's new 'spaceship' HQ brings the pane for unobservant workers

Sureo

Especially deadly...

...for those individuals walking around looking at their iToys instead of where they're going.

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UK's Dyson to vacuum up 300 staffers for its electric car division

Sureo

Maybe they've figured out a way to use those bladeless fans for propulsion.

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Roses are red, Ajit Pai is tickled. Broadband from SpaceX gets him out of a pickle

Sureo

"...provide high-speed Internet to rural Americans..."

Wait ... with 12000 satellites, couldn't they task a few for the rest of us poor folk?

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