* Posts by Aitor 1

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Silence is golden: How Google hunts Android malware in the wild

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Code injection.

All nice, but you can always inject code remotedly, and no way they can get that.

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Non-American nerds jam immigration pleading for right to live in the US

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Re: Anyone in the Netherlands wanna swap citizenships?

Sorry, I wont renounce to my nationality. And that is a problem as I cannot get the british one without renouncing..

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Paranoid

I live in the UK, an it is ever worse here. So...

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Re: Looks tricky ...

I did, I work in IT and would prefer no to move to the US.

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Promising compsci student sold key-logger, infects 16,000 machines, pleads guilty, faces jail

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Re: How is a keylogger illegal?

He sells a keylogger that sends data to a server under his control. He is DUMB.

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Oi, Mint 18.1! KEEP UP! Ubuntu LTS love breeds a laggard

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You can change that behaviour

I did.. just dont remember how...

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This'll be the next thing Trump crows about: Apple assembling servers on American soil

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Re: What's old is new again

By made you mean they put it together in Ireland, with 90% of the value coming in boxes from Taiwan or China right?

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Re: What's old is new again

Labor is cheaper in Mexico than china.. yet it is cheaper to manufacture in China.

Some things can be produced in the US at a similar price, as wages are not that an important factor after all in high price high margin products.

As for robots.. they are not always cheaper than humans...

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How Apple exploded Europe's crony capitalism

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Absolutely agree

I was fed up with telcos, and I worked for years as a consultant for them.. they just broke the phones on purpose.

And damn nokia, and its internal war + wrong perception of clients.

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Fake History Alert: Sorry BBC, but Apple really did invent the iPhone

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Apple invented the iPhone, but not the smartphone.

The smartphone had been showed before inseveral incarnations, including the "all touch screen" several years before Apple decided to dabble in smartphones. So no invention here.

As for the experience, again, nothing new. Al thought of before, in good part even implemented.

The key here is that Steve Jobs had the guts to force the thought of a useful smartphone, gadget for the user first and phone second into the minds of the Telcos, and he was the one to get unlimited/big data bundles.

He identified correctly, as many had before but before the power to do anything about it, that the customers are the final users, not the telcos.

The rest of the smartphones were culled before birth by the Telecomm industry, as they demanded certain "features" that nobody wanted but lined their pockets nicely with minumum investment.

So I thank Steve Jobs for that and for being able to buy digital music.

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Re: Diesel engine.

A steam engine can be very efficient. What it cannot be is very efficient, light and cheap.

So oil/alcohol engines won because they were easy to use, manufacture and CHEAP.

Had the steam engine manufacturers invested properly, and many of the locomotives would have been steam based for a long time (proper steam seals, using oil as fuel, etc)

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Re: Andrew Orlowski ... BBC

It is unfair to snipe on Andrew for no reason whatsoever.

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Prez Obama expels 35 Russian spies over election meddling

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Re: Evidence it was the Russians what dunnit

I would like the US to stop supporting Israel, and I think that it is not in the best interest of the US tu support, in general, "bad things in the name of power". When I say the US, I mean "the majority of the US population".

I am not a US citizen, and I don´t live in the US (we could, my wife is a US citizen).

What I think is bad for the US is this thing of burning the house before the new tenant comes in, as we have been kicked out. This is really bad for the US. Strategies have to be at least medium term, and a President that us going out has no mandate to do these things. It is just wrong.

I did not go into these things because I did not want to appear to be judging from a bias. Albeit I am, but the opposite that you thought I was.... I try to be fair.. of course I fail, but I least I try.

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Re: Evidence it was the Russians what dunnit

Oh, and the genocide started just right now, as his side lost the elections?

I don`t like Trump, but the actions Obama is taking are a disgrace, and he should be ashamed of doing them after the vote and a few weeks from leaving office.

If he wanted to mess with Israel, he had two terms to do it. Chose not to, but now, he is messing around... this is not in the interest of the USA.

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Virgin America mid-flight panic after moron sets phone Wi-Fi hotspot to 'Samsung Galaxy Note 7'

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Re: This leaves open all sorts of pranks!

Oh, you can. I have done it with breadboard prototypes, and was never stopped.

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Apple drops requirement for apps to use HTTPS by 2017

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Re: Dear Apple

Https is wide oprn to MiTM as it relies on keys that can be issued by trusted cert orgs. Only without trusting any other than us/uk/chinese/russian/indian companies can you be relatively safe....

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European Patent Office supremo rapped on knuckles by nation reps

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Re: "Limit his tendencies"?

He should be in prison.

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Oracle finally targets Java non-payers – six years after plucking Sun

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Re: True Evil that makes even Microsoft look good

I was a solaris admin. Moved to oracle admin. Then back to dev...used java...now we have set a shop that uses both java and python...I hate larry for destroying my source of income repeatedly...

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Microsoft quietly emits patch to undo its earlier patch that broke Windows 10 networking

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Re: ,So there's an online fix for not being able to get online?

I learned ms-dos and gw-basic with the manuals. And they were TERRIBLY BAD, as they did not explain how the os worked, but were rather a collection of all the calls. Yet I got it.

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Re: ,So there's an online fix for not being able to get online?

I think you got it right.

In order for you not to be able to opt out, they are mangling the network... so even if you put some things as 127.0.0.1 in the hosts file, windows will ignore it and give you info.

Maybe they are doing the same with DHCP in case the DHCP does the trick.. and they mangled it.

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Re: ,So there's an online fix for not being able to get online?

My mother does not even understand the fundamental difference between a website and an app... so how is she supposed to go to the command line? oddly enough, it was my elderly father (almost 80) who had to go to the command line and do it.

So, when the command line gets substitued by a modified powershell, how is he going to fix things?

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TalkTalk hacker gets iPhone taken away by Norwich Youth Court

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Re: Ridiculous

It was the hacker.

if I have a frontdoor made of cardboard (not the case) and somebody kicks it and nicks my stuff, it is the burglar who is responsible. Not the victim.

Yes, they were negligent and ignored security, but the criminal is a criminal, or is it only a crime if it is really really difficult? Murdering people requires people to defend themselves properly and put up a nice fight to be a crime?

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Ridiculous

I am fed up with this.

You cause extreme financial pain on thousands of people, some of whom might die out of stress related illneses when their identites are usurped and he gets a slap.

But hey, if he had dope, then off to jail, right? or "extreme porn" or whatever.... but not if you attack somebody, etc.

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Beancounter nicks $5m from bosses, blows $1m on fantasy babe Kate Upton's mobe game

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Steam

Head out for steam and got to the brave new world of DLCs, where a train simulator can cost more than an actual train... well, not THAT much but Train Simulator runs for about 4000$

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Russian hackers got Trump elected? Yeah, let's take a close look at that, says Obama

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Re: As far I can understand

No. That was NOT the reason and it is not how it works.

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What can we use to hit Intel between the eyes, thinks Qualcomm – a 10nm ARM server chip

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Re: Hmmm, on the face of it a win - Xeon price cuts to try to stifle the infant at birth and ...

Oh, I friend of mine did an implementation of Sparc. And got sued, just in case, by Sun.

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SQL Server on Linux: Runs well in spite of internal quirks. Why?

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Benefit

I like SQL Server, but I wonder what are the advantages of this over postgresql. With the full spec, yes, I get it , bus as it is.. more memory usage is the main "advantage" I see...

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Dyn Dyn Dyn – we have a buyer: Oracle gobbles Internet of Things DDoS victim

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Re: So what are Oracle's plans for Dyn?

I was with them since year one.. but as they droped free services.. no longer.

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Seagate plans to bring down the 16TB HAMR... soon(er)

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Deliver

Assumptions here fail as they are failing to deliver, year after year.

On may, it was going to be 2017. On November, it is 2018.

My guess is that in april they will say 2019...

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Antivirus tools are a useless box-ticking exercise says Google security chap

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Re: Probably the best "antivirus" you can have…

I also wear a helmet, and doing that saved my life (I broke it with my head and got unconscious plus broken bones).

That said, riding in the city or on a road the helmet is almost useless, as the real danger are car, trucks and white vans (in particular, construction workers vans.. they seem to hate cyclists for some reason). The helmet does nothing here.

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Google Pixel pwned in 60 seconds

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Re: You ban "agile".

There was a PHB. Therefore that was no agile, just sloppy.

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Mac administrators brace for big changes to Apple-powered fleets

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Re: Corporates

IBM found that because they are paid to find that.

Managing iDevices is cheap, as many things just can´t be managed.... it also prevents underpaid admins to put their overworked fingers on the machines... so less problems.

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The hated Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will soon be dead. Yay?

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Re: Yeee HAAW.

I am sorry to inform you that Canada signed TPP minor with the EU, and that the UK, so worried about its indy, had no problem signing the law without any kind of oversight from the MPs.

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China and TTIP

Would it had fucked china? YES

But also, destroyed democracy, as we would have private judges deciding for corporations, and laws imposed withour recourse.. and it would also be a club that if you are not part of it, you are fucked.

Terrible, horrible.

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Microsoft: Don't worry about the CRM cloud price hike... think of the features

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Re: Ah, the wonderful future we are going toward

I'm altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further.

You know, my way or the highway... and that nice set of data you have here... it would be terrible if anything happened to it...

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Re: Surprised?

Same thing will happen with VPS, sorry, "cloud nodes", sorry "instances"

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Re: No thanks!

Changing API/compatibility is huge if you integrate the damn thing... that is the main reason we decided to not sign with M$/SalesForce/Zoho.

The cost is not very high, but when you realize how they deprecate functionality, APIs... every two versions of salesforce your API may be broken... hey, they told you one version ago!!

So this means that you would need to check every release to see if your specific API calls have been deprecated.

Great.

Also, workflows in all these cloud SAAS change. How do you control that this key feature that made you sign up doesnt get away, you might wonder. Well, the answer is you cant, unless you are huge. And if you are huge, the questions should rather be why are you using the damn thing... it would be cheaper to use your own. Note: you might remember this CEO who decided to migrate to salesforce and then fire all his developers.. may he burn in hell...

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Why Apple's adaptive Touch Bar will flop

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Re: It's not JUST the toolbar

Yes and no.

They will offer you a type D usb connector in 4 years.. and if none exist, then "mightyport" or whatever.

So if you wait 3 years.. you might miss the new standard.

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Photoshop work on a laptop?

You don't have a proper monitor? I don't have the best eyesight.. but yours must be impressive.

And also, most ppl don't look at the keyboard.. they look at what they are doing... so the bar just distracts.

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America has one month to stop the FBI getting its global license to hack

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Re: Read It!

Err, considering they already break the law and refuse to comply... and that the rules as they stand very clearly allow them to connect outside the US...

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Microsoft: We're hiking UK cloud prices 22%. Stop whining – it's the Brexit

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Re: Work the problem?

We basically pay in dollars, plus some kind of "pound tax" ;) So prices keep up with the value of the pound.

I am happy that we got a good pot of money/credit on our provider just before the pound crashed, so our "server" money wont go down for quite a while... and as we are using Linux servers (not the API) we can migrate to another provider or go onsite if needed.

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Re: UK is doomed!!!

It should be the year of the browser. A Pig to program.. but then you can use whatever browser if you did your job well.

Corporate computers should run a hosted machine unless mobile (virtual desktops, etc).. and ppl should be careful about running things on the cloud.. it is really expensive.

We run most of our services on the cloud, for the very simple reason that we are a small company and dont want to have to be "on the ready" 24/7.

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IBM kills off SoftLayer brand, puts it in the Bluemix

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Stupid

At least it had the appearance of a not so expensive service...

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Dirty COW explained: Get a moooo-ve on and patch Linux root hole

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Re: There will always be another bug..

While I could do nice things with an internet connected fridge, I find the idea of having to patch my fridge not appealing, buy appaling.

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Re: There will always be another bug..

The solution is obvious. Avoid unnecesary complexity, like UEFI.

These days you can hack the HDD bios, the MB bios.. the network card bios.. and you will never notice.

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AMD is a rounding error on Intel's spreadsheet and that sucks for us all

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Re: Sigh

Well, they competed illegally, and they just got a relatively small fine.

They should have gone to prison and the company fined heavily, with all proceeds going to AMD.

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Spain's iPhone killer actually a rebranded Xiaomi – new claim

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Not illegal

Most stuff "german made", except automotive, is made in china, etc, and some screws put in germany, so "german made". You buy chinese stuff with a german badge. And it is the few screws put in germany that fail.

I say this while 3m away from our robotics bay.. all german, swiss, etc made. Yet almost all is made in china and a few final touches are put in those countries.. and those final touches are mostly wrongly done.

These guys were just rebranding, and changing a few parts so it could be said "made in Spain".

Look:

https://www.thelocal.de/20120116/40137

How different is it from a 30.000£ robot we have that can be bought for a third of the price from china.. just 99% finished? also, should I had finished the job, I would have done it properly, you know, torque wrench, etc.. I think that for a 20k£ margin that is the least you can expect, not the some loose some crosstreaded some too tight screws, all without thread locker we got.

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Google: We look forward to running non-Intel processors in our cloud

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Re: 48V.

Err, I still remember the shock of the ringer and don't find it particulary hilarius.. my friend DID find it quite fun...

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Marmite's not the only national treasure hit by Brexit. Will someone think of the PCs?

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Experts

But @DavCrav people are tired of experts, so lets do what our gut tell us...

Brexiters might say whatever they want, but money is coward, and the investors won't risk their investments.. so down we go.

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British jobs for British people: UK tech rejects PM May’s nativist hiring agenda

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Re: This article is a load of leftie rubbish

Those lines are almost as if taken from mein kampf. And I know because I read the damn book...

I have no doubt May knows perfectly well what she was saying.

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