* Posts by WonkoTheSane

766 posts • joined 17 Jul 2008

One IP address, multiple SSL sites? Beating the great IPv4 squeeze

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Simple answer

"The ISP of one of my clients, for example, wants me to detail the name of each computer that will be attached to a given IPv6 address and what's used for. I just stare at the spreadsheet like a deer in headlights unsure where to even begin with something like that. I'm not sure that drawing a penis in the spreadsheet cells and sending it backed labelled "my answer makes as much sense as your question" is going to get me what I need."

Just enter "The router YOU supplied me, you wonks!" and send the sheet back.

Anything behind the router is NONE of their business.

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Germany, France lobby hard for terror-busting encryption backdoors – Europe seems to agree

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Re: Two options

Option 3: One agency's backdoor is the entire black hat community's catflap.

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Beeps, roots and leaves: Car-controlling Android apps create theft risk

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Vanilla Android Auto FTW

This is why I stopped using my car maker's Android app, and switched to vanilla Android Auto, which has NO control over the car.

(Actually, it was because VW's app gave poor satnav info and kept dropping connection, even via USB, but there's a bandwagon to jump on here!)

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UK Snoopers' Charter gagging order drafted for London Internet Exchange directors

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Probably why the security services have "convinced" whoever wrote that provision to do so.

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You want WHO?! Reg readers vote Tom Baker for Doctor 13. Of course

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David Bradley should be the next Doctor

After "An Adventure in Space and Time", Bradley could bring the show full circle as the FIRST Doctor.

With him, the BBC could re-shoot lost episodes...

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Tom already has the job!

He's been doing audio adventures for Big Finish since Jan 2012.

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Android's February fix-fest flings 58 patches

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Re: What about Pixel owners?

My Pixel C tablet updated to Android 7.1.2 this week. I'd assume that the security patches were part of that.

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Nexus 6P owner

Patch arrived this morning.

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Elon Musk joins anti-Trump legal brief

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Re: Contempt...

"Why waste words? I just hold him in contempt and be done with it."

Because "Contempt of Court" is a criminal charge, and therefore grounds to begin the impeachment of The Donald.

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Google gets smooth early Android releases. OEMs are struggling

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Re: Pixel is the reference phone, code works for Google, OEMs sort out the mess on their hardware

"Indeed, there have been some reports in the last few days that production is to end."

In the last week or two, rumours have begun to surface of a "Pixel 2" later this year.

In other news, my Pixel C tablet updated itself to Android 7.1.2 yesterday.

No news of updates on my Nexus 6P

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Who do you want to be Who? VOTE for the BBC's next Time Lord

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Was going to suggest Ardal O'Hanlon

But he just got the lead in "Death in Paradise"

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Re: "I'm the Doctor, but probably not the one you expected"

There were several nods to his Big Finish audios in "Night of the Doctor".

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Re: Rory Kinnear

Ask google to show you, and you'll realise you weren't far off. He DOES take after his dad quite a bit!

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He did indeed. I saw him in the part in Stoke-On-Trent.

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Re: Next Timelord

She does, in the Big Finish audio plays. They did 8 seasons about her presidency of Gallifrey

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Re: Missing option

He's already done it, in the same Children in Need sketch as Joanna Lumley. "The Curse of the Fatal Death", IIRC

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Alternative choice

I find it "interesting" that Kris Marshall announced he was leaving "Death in Paradise" so soon after Peter Capaldi's announcement.

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Big Tech files anti-Trump brief: Immigration ban illegal and damaging to business

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It's only a matter of time...

I'm waiting for the judge The Donald insulted on Tw*tter to find him in "Contempt of Court", and thus start the impeachment train...

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Super-cool sysadmin fixes PCs with gravity, or his fists

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Plus several million for style!

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BOFH: Password HELL. For you, mate, not for me

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Re: Forgive my German

My usual response to cold callers goes as follows:-

Caller: "Scam scam scammity scam?"

Me (Best 1930's BBC accent): "I'm terribly sorry old chap, but I'm afraid I don't speak a word of English. Good day to you!" *hang up*

If they call back, I say (crossly) "I said GOOD DAY SIR!" *hang up*

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Microsoft's device masterplan shows it's still fighting Apple

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FAIL

I dunno what MS have been smoking

But I bet the place where it was grown ends up on the news when the law finds it.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth is delayed, Ministry of Defence confesses

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Re: Who cares

"Not like it can carry any combat aircraft at this point."

It could, IF we had any!

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Trump hits control-Z on cybersecurity order: No reason given for delay

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Re: Looks fine to me

"Absolutely nothing alarming" - Well, THERE'S your problem!

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Naughty sysadmins use dark magic to fix PCs for clueless users

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The god of engineering IS a blood god!

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President Trump tweets from insecure Android, security boffins roll eyes

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It's quiet... too quiet!

Where are the Democrats yelling "LOCK HIM UP!" ?

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Sky fattens up broadband subs as it hovers above Fox's open mouth

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NowTV is a subset of Sky's channels, the article seems to suggest all Sky channels will be streamable.

More info here:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38756577

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Sky about to LOSE TV subscribers!

They've had a falling out with Discovery over fees, and may stop showing any of Discovery's channels (including Eurosport) from Wednesday 1st Feb.

ONLY Sky is affected by this, Virgin & BT viewers will still be able to watch.

Maybe if Sky only used the "Sports Pack" subs to pay for football, instead of blowing the whole wad on it...

Full story here:- http://uk.businessinsider.com/discovery-in-extraordinary-row-with-sky-2017-1

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Facebook bans Russia's RT ahead of Trump's Inauguration Day (then changes its mind)

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Re: let's just stop using facebook

To do that, I'd have to have started using it. Upvoted anyway.

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French spies warn politicians of hack risk as election draws near

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I don't follow EU politics.

Is Le Pen the most Trump-ety French politician?

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SpaceX makes successful rocket launch

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Re: Culture

Not the LAUNCH pads, the LANDING pads. There is a difference!

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Re: What does it say on the landing pad?

As others have said, the drone ships are named for vessels in Iain M Banks' "Culture" novels ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Culture )

So far, SpaceX have used "Just Read the Instructions" and "Of Course I Still Love You"

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BT installs phone 'spam filter', says it'll strain out mass cold-callers

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Re: Hmm...

My favourite goes as follows:-

Scammer:- "Scam scam scam scam scam?"

Me (Best 1930's BBC accent):- "I'm terribly sorry old chap, but I'm afraid I don't speak a word of English. Good day to you!" <Hangs up>

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Oh ALIS, don't keep us waiting: F-35 jet's software 'delayed'

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Re: old military wisdom has it ...

"And since the only battle an F35 is likely to fight is the struggle to leave the ground - where the only clouds it is likeliest to see are composed of big data instead of big amounts of water vapor ... well ..."

I'm sure I read somewhere that the F35 doesn't do well with big amounts of water vapor either.

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PlayStation 4 probs: Gamers struggle with PSVR headset blackouts

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Re: My bet for root cause - power saving

That was my first thought, too.

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BBC surrenders 'linear' exclusivity to compete with binge-watch Netflix

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Re: Great!

Maybe requests like that are why the lottery draws are now not on TV, but livestreamed on the interweb instead?

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CES 2017 roundup: The good, the bad, and the frankly bonkers

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Re: My fav useless item of the show.

Actually, I have the competitor the BBC mention, the AyeGear J25 (made in Scotland!).

I bought it solely for airport use, as it makes going through security simple.

Theater Security Agent - "Put all your metal in the tray"

I take off gilet and put it in the tray, no fishing phone out of pocket A, change out of pocket B, etc.

Job. Done.

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Hapless scouser scours streets for lost Crimble drone

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Re: If it is a list drone...

Actually, he might have more luck checking the windows of local pawn shops.

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Climate change bust up: We'll launch our own damn satellites if Trump pulls plug – Gov Brown

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WTF?

You say "administration", I say "Legion of Doom". 'Murica just elected Lex Luthor to the White House!

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Hardware Labs sees off Nvidia trademark sueball-smasher in court

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Re: GTX and GTS

I think you meant SkyDrive (now OneDrive), not Skype.

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Privacy is theft! Dave Eggers' big-screen takedown of Google and Facebook emerges

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"an amalgamation of Google and Facebook"

So... Apple, then?

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I was a robot and this is what I learned

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It happens in SciFi too...

At the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention, held in London's Excel, one of the 10,000 attendees was there by telepresence drone.

An American who attends the event every year (it hops at least 500 miles or an International border every year), fell ill at the last minute, so he cashed in his airline tickets, cancelled the hotel room, and rented one of these "Ipad on a Segway" devices for the weekend.

Apparently the only problem he had at the event was being unable to summon a lift without aid.

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The UK's Investigatory Powers Act allows the State to tell lies in court

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Re: IPA needed to remain competitive

You forgot your <sarcasm>...</sarcasm> tags.

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Take that, creationists: Boffins witness birth of new species in the lab

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Re: Shame " epic scientific smackdowns " link down

Works for me...

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Sysadmin figures out dating agency worker lied in his profile

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Re: Reality can be as sad as fiction.

Thought that was going to lead here:-

http://i.imgur.com/tl5za8a.jpg

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Vegans furious as Bank of England admits ‘trace’ of animal fat in £5 notes

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Re: But Why?

As a surfactant, maybe?

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New Euro-net will let you stream Snakes on a Plane on a *!#@ plane

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Re: Better idea

@allthecoolshortnamesweretaken - Exactly why I thought of that!

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Better idea

Instead of streaming movies to passengers, use the bandwidth to stream a planes "black box" data to the airline & manufacturer.

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Adblock again beats publishers' Adblock-blocking attempts

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Re: Ad walls ...

Don't forget to tell them why, when they come cap in hand for next year's subs!

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Re: Keep your guard up, people.

Throw some Ghostery & Privacy Badger into the mix as well!

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Ofcom to force a legal separation of Openreach

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OFGUM actually doing something?

Surely this is the final sign of the apocalypse?

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