* Posts by Snowy

302 posts • joined 29 May 2009

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Parity: The bug that put $169m of Ethereum on ice? Yeah, it was on the todo list for months

Snowy
Facepalm

@Martin Gregorie

That would a good but for the problem they do not have the 513,774.16 coins spare to give away.

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80-year-old cyclist killed in prang with Tesla Model S

Snowy
Facepalm

If only we had cycle lanes that were not a narrow strip on on the left hand side of the road where the drains hide, more commonly called the gutter.

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DXC spills AWS private keys on public GitHub

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Facepalm

[quote]"Various secure variables (cryptographic keys that allowed access to DXC procured Amazon Web Services resources) were hardcoded into a piece of work being shared between multiple teams and with the project architect."

Then on September 27, a member of the technical team created a personal space on the public Github, and the code was loaded to this unsecured repository that allowed individuals as yet unknown to access and use it.[quote]

Hard Coding cryptographic keys into anything sounds like a very stupid thing to do the unsecured repository just let it out into the wild.

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Manic miners, hideous hackers, frightful flaws, vibrating mock cock app shock – and more

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Go

Re: Bitcoins?

@Pen-y-gors

I believe not as it was the special "multi-signature Ethereum wallets " that had the problem and not all the wallets used to hold Ethereum

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Chrome update kills unwanted ad redir... WIN A FREE iPad!!

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Coat

Re: How is that different from NoScript?

That is not due to NoScript but the number of off site scripts some web sites seem to need to display content. Even the simple Google.co.uk as scripts from 5 different domains.

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Facebook's send-us-your-nudes service is coming to UK, America

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Facepalm

Take a picure

Then write some text over (maybe in red), will this nice software still find a match?

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Jeff Bezos sells ONE MEELLION Amazon shares, makes ONE BEELLION dollars

Snowy

Unless I'm missing something 16% is hardly a controlling interest.

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Picture this if you will: Facebook trousers $77,794. Every. Minute.

Snowy
Holmes

I do wonder

if this will mean they will pay more or less taxes.

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Bored 'drivers' pushed Google Waymo into ditching autopilot tech

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Holmes

Re: Are these clever people so thick?

Indeed if you have to be fully engaged and ready to take over at a moments notice you may aswell be driving it!

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Camera company, huh? Snap's nerd goggles look destined for landfill

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Coat

Re: Estimating that the number is 250,000, that's over $30m worth of stock.

Or less if you have to pay someone to take away and dispose of them.

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Boss put chocolate cake on aircon controller, to stop people using it

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Coat

While the cake it not fix it

It did bring to highlight that too many people had access to the server room and they could do stupid things in there. It did in the end make someone fix the to easy access to the server room.

The end result was the cake did indeed fix it :)

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Credit insurance tightens for geek shack Maplin Electronics

Snowy
Holmes

Changed hands 3 times

and loaded up with debt each time to pay for it, hardly surprising they are getting in to trouble

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Wanna exorcise Intel's secretive hidden CPU from your hardware? Meet Purism's laptops

Snowy
Holmes

Sure

What one command disables another turns back on again.

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Ghost in Musk's machines: Software bugs' autonomous joy ride

Snowy

Re: Really??

@Jonathan Richards 1

As far as I can see they still call it "autopilot" when it should be considered more an advanced form of cruise control.

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How bad can the new spying legislation be? Exhibit 1: it's called the USA Liberty Act

Snowy
Holmes

Something with Liberty in the name.

Is in the same vein has a country with democratic in its name. For example Democratic North Korea.

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Forget the 'simulated universe', say boffins, no simulator could hit the required scale

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Joke

Maybe instead of simulating the universe they just created one to observe :)

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ISIS and Jack Daniel's: One of these things is not like the other

Snowy
Joke

Well...

They are similar and contact with either of them is not going to have a good ending!!

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For Facebook, ignorance is the business model: Social net is shocked – SHOCKED – that people behave badly

Snowy
Holmes

Funny

They take no responsibility for ads then complain that people block ads!

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Nothing to see here, folks, literally... Citrix mysteriously pulls NetScaler downloads

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Alert

Re: Um...

I think the idea is the CCleaner compromise was used to compromise some Cisco's system. Which in turn allowed NetScaler downloads to be compromised.

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UK Data Protection Bill lands: Oh dear, security researchers – where's your exemption?

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Facepalm

Ripe it up and start again!

[quote]The document runs to 218 pages, with 194 clauses, 18 schedules and 112 pages of explanatory notes, and - as has been pointed out by many observers, parts of the text - like this eye-crossing sentence: “Terms used in Chapter 2 and in the GDPR have the same meaning in Chapter 2 as they have in the GDPR” - are fairly Kafka-esque.[/quote]

If a 116 page document needs 112 page to explain it, it is not fit for purpose and needs to be binned and started again from scratch!

We need laws to be clear and easy to understand not so complicated. The more complex it become the more clauses it needs to fill in the holes those complexities makes!

Also if this is replacing GDPR it should state those terms and not quote a something it is replacing. What happens when Euro rewords GDPR, is the old or the new version?

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Auto-makers told their autopilots need better safeguards

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Facepalm

Still say

[quote]While still evaluating the NTSB report, the electric car-maker added that “We will also continue to be extremely clear with current and potential customers that Autopilot is not a fully self-driving technology and drivers need to remain attentive at all times”. ®[/quote]

Maybe they could start by not calling it an Autopilot and call it something that would make it clear it is something to help you drive not do it for you while you ignore the road!

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Everybody without Android Oreo vulnerable to overlay attack

Snowy
Facepalm

I have a nexus direct from Google

Still not going to get update as it is over 2 years old :/

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Amazon crowd-sources new HQ location, Bezos tells mayors to woo him

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Joke

Re: Take a note from Omni Consumer Products

Yes but can they afford the big tax breaks that Amazon so badly needs to survive? /sarcasm.

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Wonder why Congress doesn't clamp down on its gung-ho spies? Well, wonder no more

Snowy
Holmes

If I was paranoid

[quote]Between now and the end of the year, a second critical battle between the spy agencies and Congress is going to play out as the NSA and FBI desperately try to retain the ability to spy illegally on American citizens, and lawmakers assess how far they should push back and limit those actions.[/quote]

I would say that some terrorist event is going to happen right before a vote on this?

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80% of IT projects in public sector delayed due to IR35 – report

Snowy
Facepalm

I think not

So 20% told the truth about why the project was delayed and the 80% pinned the failure on IR35?

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Snoops 'n' snitches auditor IPCO gets up and running

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Facepalm

Re: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Indeed about of indepent as my left leg is from my right, may look separate but ultimately connected to the same body.

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Police deny Notting Hill Carnival face recog tech led to wrongful arrest

Snowy
Joke

Re: Nothing wrong with being "wrongfully" arrested

No longer than that I believe sometime after the heat death of the universe is when they will be lost (ooops sorry securely deleted).

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Tech firms take down WireX Android botnet

Snowy
FAIL

Re: Google chooses not to, they could.

Too busy finding holes in other people's software to look after their own store?

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Google routing blunder sent Japan's Internet dark on Friday

Snowy

Re: Easy to do...

The "tips & corrections" link at the bottom of this, indeed of all Reg stories only works if you have a email program installed and configured.

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Who needs 5G? Qualcomm, Ericsson and Verizon hit 1Gbps with LTE gear

Snowy
Facepalm

I think not

[quote]The three companies say that, in a controlled Ericsson lab, the Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 chipset was able to use Verizon spectrum to access 12 simultaneous LTE streams and pull data at a gigabit rate through licensed commercial bands.[quote]

So just increase the network by 11 times and you are good to go? hahahaha!

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China's cyber court opens for business; a gavel-free zone?

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Flame

Just free zone?

[quote]The UK has also experimented with allowing fines for fare dodging and traffic penalties to be done online. In those cases, defendants can log into the system, see the penalty, and then decide whether to accept it and pay it, or dispute it. ®[/quote]

Going down the american path of pleading guilt and paying the fine due to if you dispute it the fine is massively bigger?

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Facebook won't change React.js license despite Apache developer pain

Snowy
Mushroom

Just walk away

The TL;DR version is if you trust FaceBook to play fair you are a fool. You should not use any of FaceBook's "open" software!

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Sorry, but those huge walls of terms and conditions you never read are legally binding

Snowy
Mushroom

Maybe we should all add STMT&CAOR every time we sign something.

(Subject To My Terms And Conditions Available On Request)

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Atari shoots sueball at KitKat maker over use of 'Breakout' in ad

Snowy
Holmes

A bit late

The advert has been on the TV for if my memory is correct for over a year?

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I say, BING DONG! Microsoft's search engine literally cocks up on front page for hours

Snowy
Joke

Looks....

more like clippy to me :)

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Taken a while but finally here's the first proper smart-home gizmo

Snowy
Facepalm

Smart things need smart solutions!

Smart light bulb is anything but smart. If you rarely want a smart light then the better solution would be to make the light fitting. The bulb would then be simpler to make and should be cheaper.

You could also connect the all you lights together using the wiring you already have to do smart things.

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OpenAI bot bursts into the ring, humiliates top Dota 2 pro gamer in 'scary' one-on-one bout

Snowy
FAIL

If your are going to put in an acronym Dota you could state what it stands for in the article. It stands for Defense of the Ancients (DotA).

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Apple signals it's willing to let next-gen web apps compete with iOS apps

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Flame

Flash is dying long live the new flash

It needs to die now before it gets out in the wild

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Hortonworks still burning cash, still aiming to become billion-dollar biz

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Joke

Working with IBM

So basically just waiting around to be forked over?

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UK IBMers lose crucial battle in pension row

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Flame

Only 25% got booted off

[quote]The case is related to Project Waltz, implemented in 2009 to help Big Blue achieve its 2010 targets for earnings per share and slash costs, resulting in 25 per cent of UK staff booted off the final salary pension scheme.[/quote]

Seem rather unfair to that 25% that got booted out, it should have been all or none to be 100% fair.

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Clear August 21 in your diary: It's a total solar eclipse for the smart

Snowy
Go

You nearly got it

The headline would have been better if you had gone for:

Clear August 21 in your diary: It's a total solar eclipse of the smart

With apologies to Bonnie Tyler

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Boffins throw Amazon Alexa on the rack to extract hidden clues

Snowy
Holmes

Re: Sales of these are going to crash at some point

The adverts for it show it is always listening, just need to say the correct word for it to respond.

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Wallet-snatch hack: ApplePay 'vulnerable to attack', claim researchers

Snowy
Coffee/keyboard

While not good practice sending the cryptogram in cleartext would not be a problem if it only used once.

I am surprised you can reuse the cryptogram I assume it gets verified by the Applepay server each time it is used, so surely a second use would be rejected. Which brings to mind how long is the cryptogram valid for?

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Expect the Note 8 to break the bank (and your wallet)

Snowy

£767 becomes £920 once you add in 20% vat.

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Dump X of your crew, DXC Technologies UK told. Hundreds face axe again

Snowy

Sure a merger...

Reminds me when the company I worked for merged with another. Over the course of a couple of years all the sites belonging to my company closed, none of the site of the other company did.

I wonder who owned the sites that are being closed this round belonged to before the "merger".

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Judge uses 1st Amendment on Pokemon Go park ban. It's super effective!

Snowy

Re: Pokemon not gone yet?

Just thinking that Teiwaz

It also raises the idea that we keep on being told that exercise is good for us. Do TV programs also have to get a permit to tell people to go outside and exercise?

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May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody

Snowy
Trollface

In a fight over...

Star Trek v Star Wars you post a picture of Babylon 5 (better than the other two?) but do have it as an option to question one. Are you trolling us?

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Web inventor Sir Tim sizes up handcuffs for his creation – and world has 2 weeks to appeal

Snowy

Re: A Plea ..

But if they do that then they can make the content only be visible if the advertising is?

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Boffins start work on data centre to analyse UK infrastructure

Snowy
Coat

Yes but if it is still a lot cheaper than setting up a royal commission, guess they wanted an answer.

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Hot news! Combustible Galaxy Note 7 to return as 'Galaxy Note FE'

Snowy

Flamingly Expensive?

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