* Posts by Aitor 1

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Uber pays hacker US$9,000 for partner firm's bug

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Re: Crashplan

Backblaze, go there. Still not perfect, but decent.

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‪WannaCry‬pt ransomware note likely written by Google Translate-using Chinese speakers

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Re: More to the point

Thet would tell you at best that the ip is from china, yet tells you nothing about the people behind them... same for note being automatically translated from chinese.

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UK ministers to push anti-encryption laws after election

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Re: Clueless govt...

They are not clueles, and these laws are obviously not for terrorists, but to control and manipulate the general population..and it works. The poor vote the tories...

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Intel pitches a Thunderbolt 3-for-all

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Re: Dare I ask

I use it everyday on my iMac

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Dodge this: Fiat-Chrysler gets diesel-fuelled sueball from DoJ

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Re: All this just to avoid using ad-blu

500-1000e cost to install, plus the inconvinience to your customers.. therefore, to be avoided...

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The eternal battle for OpenStack's soul will conclude in three years. Again

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Re: Dead in Water

AWS cheap and fast? It is quite expensive, compared to running your own kit, and not fast at all.

It makes sense if you want to run your stuff in other peoples systems, as you can then focus on your core, but cheap and fast it is not.

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China's phone quartet is shouldering its way into Western markets

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Re: Interesting

They have way worse spyware.

You have to basically put a new OS if you can.

Except the "export" units do not have that huge amount.. just as Samsung et al

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Netgear 'fixes' router by adding phone-home features that record your IP and MAC address

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Ok, they spy on their clients

So they dont consider them their clients.. therefore I wont be one anymore.

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London City airport swaps control tower for digital cameras

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Re: Extra redundancy would have meant windows

Cost.

They could have made a room available just by the airport, with no cables to be cut..

But hey, that is expensive. Also that is reasonable.

Also..HD screens. Really? A wall of frameless 8k screens would allow the controllers to use binoculars.THAT would make sense...but hey 40 8k panels consumes a huge amount of bandwidth.... I wo der if their solution is H264 compressed video..that adds latency..a lot. Forvet about the fiber latency of maybe 2ms..the problem.here is compression and display. They are landing planes..problaby with a 100ms lag...that is unacceptable.

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Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped

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Re: It's 'only' 16 bit and 44.1KHz CD

I can hear the difference from CD audio to DVD Audio, but the correct headphones and amplifier is needed.

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The real battle of Android's future – who controls the updates

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Re: and it's not going to get any better ...

err, you can do decent text to speech with a puny dsp...

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Guess who's getting fat off DRAM shortages? Yep, the DRAM makers

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Re: What? Tell me it isn't true?

yes, it happens every few years, until they are found to have a cartel going on, then they plead guilty, pay a few millions, and reform the cartel.. rinse and repeat.

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Sick of Java and C++? Google pours a cup o' Kotlin for Android devs

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Benefits?

How would I benefit from this? I dont see a good reason to move, and lose my Java skills, those that keep me fed...

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Mozilla wants EU to slow down its ePrivacy Directive process

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Re: Mozilla could already do a lot for privacy

Well of course, why host the things yourself when you can dog out your (not paying with money) users for free bandwidth? I also do it!

The problem with allowing this is you are allowing code injection. It should not work, crosssite is a very very bad idea.

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IBM: Remote working is great! ... For everyone except us

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Re: Is it just me, or is this "retro" trend appearing in workplaces ?

Yes de 70s, but more precisely 1870.

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It's been two and a half years of decline – tablets aren't coming back

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Re: Have to chuckle...

I am pretty sure phones will replace desktops.

Right now they have 6 GB of RAM , UFS 2.1 solid state drives (900MB/s) and decent processors, at the level of i3s from 4 years ago.. so only the software is failing, this is, Android is crap.

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Re: Sales and Marketing reality distortion field

yep, that is ridiculous.

I am buying a new phone.. and instead of buying i on my own, it is cheaper to buy it from the carrier.

they will charge me 5£ extra a month for two years for a 320£ phone.

They might think "hey, we are retaining him", but they are just throwing good money away.

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Hackers emit 9GB of stolen Macron 'emails' two days before French presidential election

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Re: So, just another day in the office...?

Tit for tat, we as in "the west" have been playing this same game for many decades... of course I dont like it, but it is to be expected...

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Why so tax-shy, big tech firms? – Bank of England governor

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Re: Re:

They should just pay taxes... it is unreasonable that they do not pay taxes.. as they compete with individuals that DO have to pay taxes. It is simply unfair.

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Microsoft says: Lock down your software supply chain before the malware scum get in

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So ultraedit ehhh?

The problem here is apps are not properly containerized, andand can do basically anything..as if they were almost root. They do no need to change the system if they can pervert other apps...and here lies the design flaw!!

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Last year's ICO fines would be 79 times higher under GDPR

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umbrella corp/

So the trick is to have an offshore company being the one that takes the legal risk and another that gets the money and owns the brands and trademarks, but not the business, so in case all goes shouth, time to open a new company...

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Stanford Uni's intro to CompSci course adopts JavaScript, bins Java

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Re: CS requires exposure to multiple languages

I would also teach them lisp. Just for fun...

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Violin Memory steps out of bankruptcy, takes the storage stage again

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Music

At least, I hope that when buyers get fired for buying violin, they get a sad violin tune...

Propietary is a BAD idea.. you get vendo lock in and then you have to accept the prices and conditions.

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Qualcomm's Windows-capable silicon will land later rather than sooner

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Re: No good options

They do, and their cores are not ARM standard (well most arent).

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Will the MOAB (Mother Of all AdBlockers) finally kill advertising?

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Ads are just wrong, and in websites, even worse.

Lets start with tv ads.

They are designed to be intrusive, as the ad slingers think (in part, correctly) that othewise we wont notice them. But then, I just dont want to buy from people who ruin my experience by all flashing, putting volume up, interrupting my viewing, etc. Ads a major cause for me no longer watching tv anymore.

Now, ads made the jump to the internet, and in the worse possible way.

They should NOT be more than graphics and/or videos. The decision to allow them to inject code at essentially run (get in this case) time is horrible. The security implication is terrible.

So we end up with adslingers paying too little for space (mostly, 0£ per view), and paying basically per click. Yet who pays for bandwidth, cpu/gpu and risk? the user.

I would rather pay a certain amount of money monthly and the publishers divide it as they agree (per view, or whatever). They would get more money, and I would be less annoyed.

The publishers are to blame, of course, and The Register is in the naughty list. On my 27" Mac Screen (I had to put this somehow) if I disable ad blocking on the register, >50% of the space is ads.

So it is ads, with content as bait.

How come publlishers are content (not happy, and this does not apply to Thereg) to be paid 0,03-0,07 per page view, and then, on a website that you visit lets say daily, 3 times a day (and that is a lot) you ask 7£ per month? that implies 100-250 impressions and not repeating the same customer.. something that would NOT happen as many many campaigns are repeat ads..

So yes, I am annoyed.

As for MOAB working, it will kind of work as long as publishers follow the law, something Facebook does not. Ads getting out of the picture or at least being polite would be great, but we have to put something in place to replace the income of content creators.

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Dell servers set to get a flash boost from Toshiba

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Re: Now if only they would be affordable

That and "enterprise sata ssd".

They sell these ssds for more than other ppl sell NVMe drives. Makes absolute no sense.

Then they will complain about grey/white boxes, etc

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Oh snap! UK Prime Minister Theresa May calls June election

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Re: Poor alternatives

Those that dont like their lot in life may well vote for total chaos, as they did last time. While they are going to be the ones more affected by this, I kind of understand it. The lowest rank employee of the warehouse does not hate the Rich people playing golf and earning millions from traded companies while doing nothing: they hate their midlevel manager.

So I fully expect conservatives to increase their support, and Labour to continue going down.

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Debian bins keys assigned to arrested Russian contributor

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Re: 'twas a bit more than organizing protests

Of course not, they want him ,so....!

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Sysadmin 'trashed old bosses' Oracle database with ticking logic bomb'

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Re: WTF? Backups?

Well, they claim he was the only one with pl/sql skills.. yet they are running plenty of Oracle databases.

I think that speaks volumes about the management...

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Proof?

As I see it, it does not make sense.

He must be the culprit as "nobody else had the skills", say that he trespassed, yet provide no proof... looks sketchy.. IF he had a stolen laptop (good luck proving that) and that laptop was used to do the thing.. then maybe.

Now, why should the judge believe that the laptop was stolen? does he still have it and can the company prove that it belongs to them? after all they signed on it..

As for having a file with all the passwords, it makes absolute no sense, as that file can be transferred... and as for using the mac.. again, no sense, macs can be spoofed.

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Adblock Plus owners commandeer Pirate Bay man's tip jar Flattr

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Re: micro payments

Not only that, you would also have to tell them how great your product is.. and as you have less money for ads than the crap alternative that also claims to have a great product...

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Re: Who better?

Micropayments are horrible, look at DLCs.

What we need is to subscribe to a service, though google, your ISP or whatever, and they pay a monthly fee, that gets shared between what I use.

Some site would have limited access for such "unmetered access", but it would still be better for most people and it would imporve the experience. Ah.. no Ads if I pay a website.

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Mac Pro update: Apple promises another pricey thing it will no doubt abandon after a year

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shopping mall

This is exactly like a shopping mall. You have cinemas and restaurants... not becuase they are a big source of income, but becuase they get customers.

Smae could be said about selling milk and bread at supermarkets. Tesco probably loses money on those products, but good luck trying to have a supermarket and stop selling them!!

Same thing for apple. They rely on the ecosystem.. yet make it very inconvenient for way too many ppl... and they will lose market share. They should be able to afford losing money on proffesional machines that are used to develop SW for their ecosystem.. or that are used by evangelists... not doing so, is shortsighted.

As for the ppl who say their 9 year old pro is ok.. good luck rendering video. A modern top of the line CONSUMER pc with lets say a ryzen 1800 will absolutely leave it in the dust rendering video, etc.

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Re: We've let you down...

MacOs and Macs in general are the milk and bread sections of the shop for Apple. They dont make the money from those sections, but if you remove them, the clients will stop coming.

So they need to do something.

I would make hackintosh legal, not just tolerated, and focus on desktops/servers/workstations.. but with limited support, and stringent testing.

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Re: We've let you down...

Nope, the licensing should be based not on cores but a flat license.

That way, cheap machines get a relatively high license cost, while expensive ones get a relatively low cost license.

Also, if you charge lets say 200$ for the inicial license, and then extra for updates.. that would also shift them into expensive machines.

That would no be complete without mandatory TPM modules.. and most hackintosh computers are less secure than a MacBook.. so that is also a tradeoff.

If I were them, I would license it only for computers with no internal battery of more than 500mAh.. and that means servers and workstations. There, sorted.

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Brazilians whacked: Crooks hijack bank's DNS to fleece victims

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Re: "Let's Encrypt" abused. What a surprise...

ALL the certificates mean that.

The problem here is that the miscreants could prove they had control of the domains.. so any cert company would have issued the certs.

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Good Guy Comcast: We're not going to sell your data, trust us

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Re: Did they also say that...

And they will insert it into the websites.

Just a few bogus https certificates, and problem solved. They are everywhere anyway...

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London councils seek assurance over Capita's India offshoring plans

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Re: ...they will not be affected by its plans to offshore jobs to India...

I had extremely good and extremely bad indian work colleagues in the past.

The thing is how many hours theybhave to work, how much are they paid and if they are valued on volume or quality.

So it is the same as chinese manufacturing quality. They can both produce good quality stuff, but you would have to pay for that..and the outsourcing is done in pirely economic terms, so crap quality.

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IT contractors behind IR35 calculator to leave HMRC... because of IR35

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Re: easy pickings

Because the whole purpose is to give the contracts to the non tax paying corporations!

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Re: Less Experience?

Wrong.

They will be paid 5£, but HRMC will be charged 70-100£ at least.

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New plastic banknote plans now upsetting environmental campaigners

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Re: A mix of pork and beef tallow

I would argue that it was not the tallow itself, but the absolute disdain an abuse of power. the tallow was just an egregious example.

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BT hit with £42m fine for Ethernet compensation delays to competitors

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Re: Which reminds me...

That is a problem of leadership and management.. you can do the same wih a public company.

If you think private companies run everything better, why not outsource the house of commons and the house of lords?

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Re: Which reminds me...

Natural monopolies will always act as such, so it is way better to have then under strict laws and control. At that point, it is just better for them to be part of government, because private industry has nothing to offer, not having a say on policies.

The rail only makes sense as a fully public or fully private (as in we dont care about the good of society, only profit) business... smae for water utilities, and power utilities.

I have yet to see a country that made power utilities private and got cheaper prices and incresed reliability. It is simply impossible, the companies will always try to charge as much as possible while saving on reliability as much as they can get away with.. there is no magic,

Now, things like car manufacturers, or plane manufacturers.. that is different. They will still try to form cartels, but they are not completely natural cartels.

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Decapitating Rockall: How a 1970s Navy expedition blasted the top off the Atlantic islet

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Re: A Register Rockall article?

He was great to read, a sad loss for all.

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Plans to force ISPs to filter content branded 'disproportionate'

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Yes they are

And they are recording the websites he visits, etc.

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Intel reveals Optane SSDs: 375GB to start, at surprising speed

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Re: Is it really that fast?

Well, I just don´t see the point of buying the things.

For the same price, you cound get a 1TB SSD + 32GB of RAM + IC glue and supercaps.

More capacity, probably faster...

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McDonald's India's delivery app was a golden honeypot

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Re: I wonder

But of course they wanted to steal all of that.

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Cisco reports bug disclosed in WikiLeaks' Vault 7 CIA dump

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Re: The title is no longer required.

I find it funny that you use mongo as a nick... and speak about security!

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SVN commit this: Subversion to fix file renaming after 15 years

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Is this still being used?

I am shocked. As I have been by several bugs and "development choices" from subversion.

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WhatsApp blind-sided by booby-trapped photo vulnerability

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Re: As soon as the user clicked on the image...

The whole point is sending messages from a friends phone that got borked.

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