* Posts by Sureo

669 posts • joined 9 Jun 2008

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Who's leaving Amazon S3 buckets open online now? Cybercroooks, 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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Cops find ATM spewing cash, car with dodgy plates, stack of $20 bills and hacking kit inside

Sureo

Re: RE: ASAC

"...still run Windows 98 ..."

The ones I worked on some years ago ran OS/2.

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NASA's zombie IMAGE satellite is powered up and working quite nicely

Sureo

Re: Will they never learn?

... lack of documentation ...

Unfortunately they stored it all in the Cloud.

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Dear US taxpayers, 4.5 BEEELLION of your dollars were blown on unapproved IT projects

Sureo
Unhappy

Re: Part of downsizing government, enriching the corporates

"...not true anywhere else..."

https://www.itworldcanada.com/article/phoenix-payroll-system-timeline-of-the-governments-problems/396407

It makes me cry to see to amount of taxpayer money pissed away by this, mostly to IBM...

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FBI says it can't unlock 8,000 encrypted devices, demands backdoors for America's 'public safety'

Sureo

When I fly somewhere I like to put a lock on my suitcase. The lock must be TSA approved, which means they (and almost anyone else) can open it. Consequently it makes no sense to put anything of value in there.

This is what the FBI wants with your device. If it comes to pass, people will adapt, which means not keeping anything private on the device, and finding another way to do things. My device has a password, but there is nothing in there to protect, I just do it to make life harder for the crooks (and whoever) if it is stolen.

I hate what they're doing to citizen's rights in the name of terrorism, but the horses are all gone now and most people don't care.

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Barracuda snags email security biz ahead of private equity plunge

Sureo

How is it a company that nets $7.8m in a good year is worth 1.6 billion? That's 0.5 percent. Better to put their money in a bank account.

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If you won't use your brain our machine will use it for you, Nissan tells drivers

Sureo

Kill ..... Kill ....

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Yes, your old iPhone is slowing down: iOS hits brakes on CPUs as batteries wear out

Sureo

It's up to you

When I was shopping for a mobile, replaceable battery was one of my checkboxes. I chose a LG-G4. When (if) it needs a new battery, it will take all of 30 seconds to replace.

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Ghostery, uBlock lead the anti-track pack

Sureo

Re: OTOH

It's not just ad blockers, using a VPN can trigger captcha blocks. Even Google search does it. I hate the damn things and always find somewhere else to go.

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SCOLD WAR: Kaspersky drags Uncle Sam into court to battle AV ban

Sureo

What I'd like to know is, if the American officials are so freaked out, why they allowed Kaspersky's tools on their computers in the first place.

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Intel to slap hardware lock on Management Engine code to thwart downgrade attacks

Sureo

Re: Macs don't have it, AFAIK

"...the exception of some Atom processors..."

Joy ..... my 6 year old netbook is secure.

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Top supercomputing biz boss cuffed amid allegations of fraud

Sureo

"It uses 1.35MW in power."

Does it use another 1.35 MW for cooling? Or do they use it to warm Tokyo in winter?

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Get ready for laptop-tab-smartphone threesomes from Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Qualcomm

Sureo

"binge watch TV shows for 12 hours straight"

Get a life.

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Germany says NEIN to purchase incentive for Tesla Model S

Sureo

Re: Mobility Pack

Bring your own wheels? Cool

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Google Chrome vows to carpet bomb meddling Windows antivirus tools

Sureo

All that crashing, reloading and notifications, will make for a great user experience. Glad I use firefox.

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As Apple fixes macOS root password hole, here's what went wrong

Sureo

Re: Mistakes happen

Isn't this the industry norm? Let the user do the testing.....

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Permissionless data slurping: Why Google's latest bombshell matters

Sureo

The EU may prosecute Google for this but elsewhere they'll probably get a medal for Creative Capitalism.

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

Sureo

An easy access to root would be useful to remove the crapware - as long as you can change the password.

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You know what's coming next: FBI is upset it can't get into Texas church gunman's smartphone

Sureo

FBI can't unlock smartphone

If they could, would that change anything?

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Let's get ready to grumble! UFC secretly choke slams browsers with Monero miners

Sureo

Bam!

Just a punch in the face for their customers.

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Go on IBMers, tell us what you really think

Sureo

It's a great company to have left, which I did many years ago.

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NSA bloke used backdoored MS Office key-gen, exposed secret exploits – Kaspersky

Sureo

How is Kaspersky recognizing NSA source code anyway?

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Watch out for Microsoft Word DDE nasties: Now Freddie Mac menaced

Sureo

Bye

Anyone dumb enough to click through security warnings to conduct personal affairs on a company computer should be shown the door forthwith.

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Google adds planets and moons to Maps, but puts bits in the wrong places

Sureo

Pittsburgh?

When I type 'moon' in Google Maps I get a map of Pittsburgh.

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Russia to block access to cryptocurrency exchanges' websites – report

Sureo

Re: Banning it so it must be popular

Anything that threatens the power of authoritarian governments must be banned.

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Azure fell over for 7 hours in Europe because someone accidentally set off the fire extinguishers

Sureo
Flame

Now they know...

that the fire suppression system works. How often do you get to try that for real?

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Internet-wide security update put on hold over fears 60 million people would be kicked offline

Sureo

"60 million people could be forced offline"

Most of them would be facebook users, so doing them a favor.

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