* Posts by Gordon 10

2910 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009

GCHQ code-breaking challenge cracked by Google search

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DOH!

That is all.

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Yahoo! 0-day! exploit! hijacks! status! updates!

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Messenger

Is a weeping sore.

My wife's and dozens of other mail accounts got compromised through a messenger flaw that seems to bypass the normal password challenge. It seems you cannot turn the messenger to mail linkage off at all.

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TV writer quells rumours of Doctor Who movie

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Given that

Moffat us probably one of the only writers in the BBC who is a bona fide Hollywood writer (for Spielberg & Jackson ffs!) the chances are that he already has more clout there than any BBC exec could dream of.

He could quite easily end up as Exec Producer on the film.

An imagine if Speilberg was on board too.

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Does your smartphone run Carrier IQ? Find out here

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@roland

Lets calm the hysteria shall we?

Firstly until independent researchers strip the various phones down we still have no idea of the capabilities of carrier iq on any phones except Android. Even then it needs to be confirmed by others.

Apples explicit request for opt in to this monitoring is the way to go - as long as whats being tracked is easily available to review. Ps they are not a carrier! Chris I think you are being a little naive to assume that you can see everything being tracked on iPhone - I suspect you are correct but we should wait for independent review to confirm.

This problem still seems mostly limited to the US carriers, they need to be absolutely transparent as to what CIQ can do on each of their phones.

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Assange: 'iPhone, BlackBerry, Gmail users - you're all screwed'

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Get over yourself

You just aren't that important

Even if they had the technology the chance that they would use it to erase a building that's been in numerous TV shows and Films is laughable.

Go and research Occams Razor and come back when you've disposed of your tin foil hat.

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if you are a security risk

Then you'll know that risk isn't a binary value and you would have build a risk model that places your phone waaayy down the list of risks to be mitigated.

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US Senator demands answers from Carrier IQ

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Have you seen our comedians?

How do we find a good one.

Gawd help us if Jo Brand, Al Murray or Mark Thomas ever got in as an MP.

And don't even mention Michael McIntyre shudder.

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BUSTED TWO: Carrier IQ monitor-ware on iPhones too?

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FAIL

Let me correct that for you.

If iOS contains it then its not just limited to carriers - no carrier can meddle with iOS.

For Nexus see above. Until each Nexus manufacturer or Google confirm it we cannot be sure no Nexii have it.

Its not a storm in a teacup. Its Never been demonstrated that the data is Transmitted, until this is confirmed or denied we dont know if this is a squall in a thimble or a hurricane in Soup Tureen.

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Zuckerberg submits privacy mea culpa after FTC ruling

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FAIL

Go Disposable Villain of Hypocrisy

Nice words Mark - unfortunately by your actions you have been judged and found wanting. A situation I suspect will continue until Facebook goes the way of all Flesh.....

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Microsoft prepping Office for iPad?

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What drugs are you on?

There is absolutely no business case for MS office on Linux and that's assuming that every Linux desktop would want to run it. Factor in the fact that many users who are on Linux hate MS then the business becomes laughable.

I suggest you think before commentarding.

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Revealed: Full specs on Mars rover's nuclear laser heat ray

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Errrr

Does it have one? And if so what's it used for? The things friggin NU-clear poward.

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But but

Im surprised many commentards would think that it matters so much in an obviously tongue in cheek article.

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Sky's mobile movies move leaves Apple, Amazon gasping

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You mean like most urban areas

I've been watching The Iplayer 'HD' feeds for over a year on my freesat box. Don't over egg the broadband speed issue more than you need to.

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Give Osborne a shovel: UK economy stuck in deep hole

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Err

Pension fund invest their money that's their main function to help grow our pension pots. . If Osbourne has influenced where that investment goes - fair play to him.

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Oz journalism award to Assange™

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Hear hear

Lets not forget that even that bastion of honour and nobility Dominique Strauss-Kahn had the decency to step down whilst justice ran its course, therefore why does Julian?

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Beware the software security scare silly season

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Good lord

A Matt Asay column I absolutely agree with

/fallsoffchair

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Tablets need permanent Black Friday price slash to triumph

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WTF?

Low margins?

Seriously? I can't believe that Apple don't have the highest margins in the fondleslab game. Otherwise they wouldn't be playing.

A better phrase would have been that they are not prepared to compromise those margins and dabble with the peasants.

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NASA's nuclear laser tank will hunt down any life on Mars

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Am I the only one

Who sadly expects this lander with its flying sky crane to fail spectacularly and spray bits of radioactive rover all across mars?

I don't want it to, but it seems a massively Heath Robinson way to get a lander landed.

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Anonymous: 'We hacked cybercop's email'

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Let's not go overboard

How precisely is this dump going to get someone killed?

It's hardly black ops against Iran is it.

Not that I condone this stuff but knee jerk hysteria is the current Western World Governments stock weapon to control us. Let's not add to it.

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Scareware slingers stumped by Google secure search

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Hmmm

Allowing google to even more intimately know my details or insecure search helping black hatters.

I know which one I'm going to choose and it's not secure search.

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Will Mars rover Curiosity be the last of its nuclear kind?

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US govt is a joke

When they are so polarised along party lines and so evenly matched that no decisions are possible whether 10m for NASA or several trillion for debt reduction.

It's time to say congress isn't working, dissolve it, hold new elections and prevent any incumbent from standing again for 5 years.

They have failed to lead the country when it needs it most.

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How Apple beat IBM in Steve Jobs' first retail war

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Brilliant

Loved that article great read.

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Samsung to 'exit netbooks'

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Yes

And by and large the reason they cannot is intels pricing and m$'s.

The Netbook computing user experience has not moved forwards so why would sales?

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Global warming much less serious than thought - new science

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Perhaps

That was because no-one was around to 'see' the life.

Anywho where's the proof that that extinct was caused by climate change?

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Punters even more dissatisfied by Virgin Media's package

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Shit customer service in 2 countries

The NTL leopard has never changed its spots nor will it.

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First third-party app to get Siri support demo'd

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Some poor bastard in apple

Is frantically coding a block for this right now.

The only comfort is that he'll be so hopped up on Jolt cola and proplus that it take apple 4 attempts to get the block right.

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Amazon Kindle Fire

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Because you muppet

Its NOT an Android device. It's a Forked Version of Android you might as well call it an Amadroid device. I wouldn't be surprised if it diverges further.

Anyone making assumptions about what this can and should run should get a reality check until the modders get done with it.

You don't expect to get the Android market on an iPad - don't expect it on the Fire.

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Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 laptop

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No reason - other than the fact plenty of people are still buying them at that price.

Fair play to Apple - charge what the market will bear.

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iPhone 4S is for failures who work in coffee shops - Samsung

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And they never have been.

Atleast 2 Sammy's I've owned came with a thin but crap battery and a fugly but good fat battery.

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Radiation TERROR on Scottish beach! Except it's quite safe

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If you are so learned My AC friend

Then why did you just confine yourself to and observation on relative magnitudes and not offer an opinion on whether 76 beqs was a dangerous value or not.

Gordon

Practicing Cert in Bullshit Detection.

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Dragonriders of Pern author Anne McCaffrey dies

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Unhappy

Sad Day

Whilst never a Rabid fan I did have a Pern phase, before finding it all a little Young Adult.

For the delight she gave me while growing up - she'll be missed.

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McKinnon's mum wins human rights gong

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WTF?

Surely

There should be a disqualifcation clause if its not a selfless act?

Its also less about Human Rights and more about one mans rights. Whatever the result its hardly going to change the world or even the extradition treaty.

Unless of course you assume her battle is for all of those convieniently struck down with Aspergers after they have commited a crime.

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When geeks turn Green: Performance tune your energy bills

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FAIL

Flawed

The price argument only works if all costs are properly incorporated into the initial cost - which is very rarely the case.

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Idiot

Try learning the difference between an investment analyst and someone who worked on their modelling systems.

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Superhero oil-burping algae will save the world

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Yea but

I tend to agree with the thrust of this article - mostly the End timers refuse to countenance that we have the ability. Home Sapien means wise or knowing man for a reason. We will always save ourselves eventually.

On the other hand - the secret sauce to produce bio-oil like this will be guarded behind layers of IP and other legal protection. Think the current big Pharma rackets on steriods (sic)

This wont stop us saving ourselves - but it will add years of time to doing it and perpatuate the current Geopolitical divides.

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Not so fast: Italian boffins say neutrinos not faster than light

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Another flaw

My understanding of the Italian argument is that they believe the neutrinos accelerated to C+ during transit.

If however they were already travelling at C+ at CERN then any radiation would have already been produced beforehand.

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Rumoured iPhone 5 'will have 4in screen' against Jobs' wish

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Wtf

Is this obsession with screen size? Is it a nerd thing?

Until the current gen of smartphones can give me the same battery life as my iPad in the current iphone form factor I'm not interested in a bigger screen. Especially since LTE is waiting in the wings which will suck power like Paris sucks other things.

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Kindle Fire: An open letter to Jeff Bezos

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I bought a fire the other day

But I returned it as I couldn't load FaceTime, Keynote or sync with iCloud.

Imagine my surprise the other day when I bought Garage Band and it would run on my Dell Laptop.

/authorfail

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Gordon 10

Duh

Just because Amazon is a newcomer doesn't make them any less toxic.

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High Court: TVCatchup reproduces copyrighted films ... in buffers

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And that's different how exactly?

Maybe slightly in execution that's all.

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Android Market free-for-all blamed for malware avalanche

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@craigness FAIL

You are utterly missing the point.

Normal punters won't even stop to review those and frankly there is no reason they should have to. It's a complete user experience fail.

Reading a page of fine grained permissions is a function for geeks only.

Expect Amazon to gain ground with their tigher controlled app store if this issue becomes bigger.

The only thing that will stop this issue becoming like the current win desktop scenario is that the average life of a handset is much shorter than a desktop.

Apples control freakery makes perfect sense in this case. People swap a small degree of freedom for the comfort that the only people sucking their bank account dry are their mobile telco's.

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Boffins build bionic battery

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Another plus

At last something to power those frikkin shark mounted lasers!

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Henge Docks Docking Station

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But but

Anyone who does that has a more flexible neck than me.

I find that combination of screens an ergonomic nightmare.

Each to their own.

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'Grow up': Assange's mother to Obama-struck Oz

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She's missing the point

The fact that the US is a bully and her son can't keep his dick in his pants aren't actually connected.

Assange is getting a fair shake by the UK legal system and will continue to get one if/when he gets carted off to Sweden.

Bear in mind if the US was really after him they could have fast tracked any Bradley Manning evidence they had and put him through the US-UK extradition treaty.

At most the US is fucking with him behind the scenes for the lulz.

Let's face it - if Asshat was as pure as he claims to be he'd stop this silly extradition fight and have donated the hundreds of thousands it's costing to Bradley Mannings defence fund.

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Open source team creates apocalypse survival kit

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OH dear god.

Another doom-monger. I hates em for giving up on humanity.

You do realise its not beyond our current technology to build a fondleslab that would charge from Solar and last long enough to rebuild a basic technology base.

Besides if the end comes you'll only have to fight off the zombie hordes to get to an idle printer.

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IPhone overtakes BlackBerry in the corporate world

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@danielb

With the advent of Good for iPhone and similar solutions be BB's USP is quickly becoming eroded.

With everything work related held in a secure container most of the management issues are also contained.

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US stealth bombers finally get nuke-nobbling super bomb

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Joke

Between the MOP and the Nuke I know which one I would rather have dropped on my home town....

.... as its Swindon - the Nuke.

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WTF?

Am I the only one

Who thought for a second that the last part of the comment was going to be an off topic rant on the state of the UK's Navy?

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Acer Aspire S3 Core i7 Ultrabook

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Stop

Obligatory MBA Comparison

Personally for that kind of price point I would go with a slower cpu, faster drive and smaller screen - the 11" MBA @ £999. I would happily pay the apple tax for a working touchpad and SSD and Mac caché.

Must confess I am a small screen portability junky though. Standard res 13.3" screens dont interest me and higher resolution 13.3 only slightly as the size trade off is not worth it.

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Harry Potter director takes on Doctor Who movie

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Would certainly make the doctors new outfit easy - stained wife beaters all round.

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