* Posts by Ryan 7

251 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

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Microsoft: Yes, we agree that Irish email dispute is moot... now what's this new warrant about?

Ryan 7

Re: US legal position

MS (USA): Hand over the data.

MS (Ireland): No.

MS (USA): You're fired.

EU employment law: No.

MS (USA), to Mr. FBI: Suggestions?

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Sacked saleswoman told to pay Intel £45k after losing discrim case

Ryan 7

Re: Legal Costs

Akash Nawbatt QC probably does cost that much, yeah.

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Facepalm

People like Guiney misusing the issue of gender discrimination with false claims is why genuine cases get discredited.

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Brit semiconductor tech ended up in Chinese naval railgun – report

Ryan 7
Boffin

IGBTs are used to power every modern electric train, from any number of different countries.

They're not a massive British secret innovation, and they have uses all over the world.

The Times article seems like a lot of hot air.

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Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

Ryan 7

Re: POC announced

Specifically, https://twitter.com/brainsmoke/status/948564783527276544

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Re: Old skool....

They're affected too...

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That was fast... unlike old iPhones: Apple sued for slowing down mobes

Ryan 7

It's clearly a tool to encourage upgrading

Why else would they have waited before rolling it out to the newer iPhone 7?

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How fast is a piece of string? Boffin shoots ADSL signal down twine

Ryan 7

Only if you're 2 metres from the exchange.

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Official US govt Twitter accounts caught tweeting in Russian, now mysteriously axed

Ryan 7

"Littman considers it curious...

... that anyone would want a screen name like @ProjectBlueBtn that had been previously associated with a government agency."

Because anything with a PageRank has advertising value, duh.

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OK, we admit it. Under the hood, the iPhone X is a feat of engineering

Ryan 7

How, though?

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Ryan 7

Disappointing lack of detail here — I still have zero clue exactly what SLP is or why stacking it is so damn great.

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NatWest customer services: We're aware of security glitch

Ryan 7

Re: "how hard can it be..."

Given that the login is already obfuscated by accepting random characters in place of the full string, I can fully imagine this being a separate locked-down system that just passes an authenticated pass/fail flag back to the 'main' server.

Agree that PR need stringing out for such a blatant attempt for a cover-up.

"I saw the problem myself"

"No you didn't"

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Nokia's comeback is on: The flagship 8 emerges

Ryan 7

As a Lumia 920 & 930 owner... wireless charging can jump off a bridge.

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Huge ransomware outbreak spreads in Ukraine and beyond

Ryan 7

Re: The next stage

Mathematically impossible.

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Ryan 7

Re: That's it

Not going to work, since by default you still have \\hostname shares both on your machine, and available to you.

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Ericsson and Kodiak in Europe WALKIE-TALKIE-style push-to-talk push

Ryan 7

Re: GSM-R

It's also mandatory equipment for the new generation of in-cab signalling in ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System). 20 years from now we'll be finishing ripping out all the old traffic lights (and all the thievable copper cabling) on the railways, because all the trains will just be talking to each other over GSM-R backhaul instead.

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El Reg's contraptions confessional no.2: Tablet PC, CRT screen and more

Ryan 7

Re: Model M

Cherry switches may well be mechanical, but they're shitty plastic bendy mechanical — not the glorious buckling spring.

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Bitcoin value breaks $1,000 barrier in FRENZIED HYPEGASM

Ryan 7

"Fundamental questions remain about what a virtual currency actually is"

All currency is virtual.

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Flippin' heck! Magnetic poles of Sun are gyrating: What Earth needs to know

Ryan 7

Of course it can't happen overnight...

"night" of course being "when the sun is behind that big rock".

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Air mattress blast blows German man across room

Ryan 7

How do you become an expert in matress explosions?

... ooooohhh.

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Yahoo! starts $1.99 'watch list' to recycle old usernames

Ryan 7

What's a "Yahoo!"?

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YouTube app returns to Windows Phone

Ryan 7

The banned May 2013 version, which was still working earlier this week, is now kaput.

Google probably wanted to revoke the banned version's key, thinking that now there will be less bad PR because of an adequate replacement — but silly Microsoft reused the key in the new version.

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Brit Skylon spaceplane moves closer to lift-off

Ryan 7

Re: AC@14:07

F1 teams can *afford* a lot more than they're allowed to spend by the racing rules.

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Google rolls its eyes, gives Windows Phones five more months to sync

Ryan 7

"Don't be evil"

If they really subscribed to that sentiment, Google would create a Gmail app for WP8.

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WikiLeaker Bradley Manning found not guilty of 'aiding the enemy'

Ryan 7

His plea bargains, based on that rap sheet

add up to a total maximum of 20 years.

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Russia's post-Snowden spooks have not reverted to type

Ryan 7
Black Helicopters

Re: Perhaps it's just me

No, you'll just get Tom Cruise abseiling in through the air vent.

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SIM crypto cracked by a single text, mobes stuffed with spyware

Ryan 7

Surely this is as simple as not delivering these messages to any handsets

Just put a filter on the exchanges, job's a good'un. Owait, femtocells.

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UK parliament presses for pardon for Alan Turing

Ryan 7
Devil

Lets apologise for

Windows ME, Vista, and 8.

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Texas teen jailed for four months over sarcastic Facebook comment

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Re: Divided

Get over yourself, find a sense of humour, and realise that words on a screen really aren't worth all this fuss.

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Firefox OS starts third-place race against Windows Phone

Ryan 7

The more I think about it,

the more I believe it would be a good idea for Mozilla and Microsoft to team up and go to war against Apple and Google.

Still have IE and Firefox separate, but have Microsoft's financial muscle behind a friendly open-source organisation and switch IE's rendering engine to Gecko from Trident. It'll take that sort of opposition to prevent Webkit from Borg-ing the entire web.

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Voyager 1 'close' to breaking through to DEEP SPACE - boffins

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Re: This tiny vessel

You, sir, get an upvote.

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Network Rail axes hundreds of tech suppliers

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Copyright troll Prenda Law accused of seeding own torrents

Ryan 7

Vertical integration, Lemon!

The American corporate dream.

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Graphene QUILT: A good trampoline for elephants in stiletto heels

Ryan 7
Boffin

"If this is avoided"

So they've done the easy bit of identifying the suboptimal stage of the process, but don't have an alternate suggestion?

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AT&T adds 61¢ 'Mobility Administrative Fee' for users

Ryan 7

I can't help but think

they'd never get away with that sort of thing on this side of the pond.

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Aha, I see you switched on your mobile Wi-Fi. YOU FOOL!

Ryan 7

Windows Mobile, eh?

Researcher couldn't afford a Lumia?

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Nine-year-old Opportunity Mars rover sets NASA distance record

Ryan 7

"Bring that all-Earth title to the red, white, and blue. —

— Oh, wait – those are the colors of Russia's flag, as well."

One could argue that the Lunokhod 2 record flies under a Red & Gold flag, comrade!

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Full metal jacket: Nokia launches new Lumia 925

Ryan 7

Hmmm,

Seems like a strict downgrade from my trusty black 920.

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You want to put 3D gun designs on the web? You'll need a 2D printer

Ryan 7
Coat

These geology stories rock!

/coat

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NASA on alert: International Space Station springs a leak

Ryan 7
Stop

Re: Good Job USA!

It's... not the US's sole property.

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Ryan 7
FAIL

Re: running down the corridors screaming

I don't think there would be any truth in reports of running in the ISS' corridors.

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Boffins propose photon-swapping entanglement experiment on ISS

Ryan 7
Boffin

Nope...

"The experiment would also help investigate whether gravity has any affect on entanglement between a photon on Earth and on in orbit." [sic]

Gravity on the ISS is almost identical to gravity at sea level. They're just constantly falling so things *appear* weightless.

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NASA-backed fusion engine could cut Mars trip down to 30 days

Ryan 7
Alert

Re: There is a helluva lot of difference

Actually, you're right. As soon as they start decelerating at the other end, they'll get a column of exhaust catching up, and smashing into them!

Probably best to pack some small hydrazine thrusters to step to the right and let it all fly past.

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Google goes on the Blink in WebKit fork FURORE

Ryan 7

Would be nice if IE adopted Gecko.

Vive La Netscape!

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Veiny green 'scum' meteorite may be first visitor from Mercury

Ryan 7
Coat

"Almost-planet Vesta"

Is that like the almost-OS 'Vista'?

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Six things a text editor must do - or it's a one-way trip to the trash

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Re: multiple cursor feature

Notepad++ also, via Ctrl+Click

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Mmmm, TOE jam: Trev shoves Intel's NICs in his bonkers test lab

Ryan 7
Trollface

Re: most of this stuff is old

Useless?

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Keyboard, you're not my type

Ryan 7

"should this one ever die"

It won't. When you're dead it will be Still Alive.

— Typed on my IBM Model M

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Re: Big 'n heavy?

That was a masterpiece. Best thing I've read this year.

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