* Posts by Chris007

457 posts • joined 12 Aug 2009

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Cloudy admin? Here's how to ward off Call of Duty-playing teens

Chris007
Big Brother

Re: nope

As long as you use your own SSL Certs you'll be able to detect the MITM and avoid that pitfall.

Good point on the traffic profiling but as you say, it falls down when you count other things.

I think we can both agree that it's just another Snake Oil salesman at work.

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Chris007
FAIL

nope

Palo Alto man said "Traditional firewall assume traffic on port 22 is SSH and not something tunnelled over SSH," King explained. "So if an administrator sets up a SSH tunnel from his home machine to do back-ups and perform admin tasks you're setting up a node on a data centre network that his son also uses to play Call of Duty."

If it's SSH traffic then your firewall will not stop it any more than anybody else's. Now if you analyse the initial setup and it doesn't look like an SSH session then yes you'll perhaps be able to stop it.

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Wii U disassembly reveals unusual innards

Chris007
FAIL

No Wii U for me until Mario Kart is released for it

see title

icon - cannot believe that the Wii U is launching without Mario Kart

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Apple's profits fetish could spell its DOOM

Chris007
Terminator

Re: android market which is at the cheap end

Plus the other thing people seem to forget is that today's spotty nosed kid with a "cheap" android phone is likely to be a "premium" android user in the future and not an Apple user.

This is the thing that Apple have under estimated and will see an ever exponential decrease in Apple share over the next few years - 2 years from now will be very interesting to see!

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Chris007
FAIL

Apple don't have 5 years - @loan 09:52 GMT

They barely have 5 months to release something truly innovative and not a rehash of their existing product line.

icon? For apples failed strategy since the 3GS

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Cash-strapped Comet sheds ANOTHER 735 staff

Chris007
Mushroom

Re: Sad news

wow - which heartless bastard down voted the Sad News comment?

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Telcos react coldly to renewed UK.gov smut-censoring push

Chris007
Flame

Smokescreen at work

This is simply a clever smokescreen at work.

People assume it's the gutter press instigating this but my guess this is driven by the govt and ruling elite who want (and need) to control the internet. Currently, the only way to get any kind of Internet censorship in place is by using the "Think of the children" [ (C) Govts around the world] mantra.

They pretend to re-act to public opinion and we end up with a Great FW of [insert country of choice here]

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Chris007
FAIL

Re: Better approach

no we perfectly understood why you mentioned it.

However as a preventative measure it's in the same category as a chocolate fireguard.

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Astronauts (or other 'nauts) could find life on Mars quite healthy

Chris007
Coat

bloody 'el

there are nuclear powered plants - It's the Day of the Triffids.

we're doomed I tell ya

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Apple to settle with Samsung? Korean honcho: 'Fuggedaboutit'

Chris007
FAIL

Re: But... @AC 13:40 GMT (15/11)

Nope - You mis-understood my point.

My point is best summed up in the last paragraph. What do other people pay for the same FRAND patents?

Now if company XXXXXX already pays 4% for these patents then it *IS* reasonable to expect Apple to pay that. However if they pay 0.04% then it is obviously not reasonable to expect Apple to pay 4%.

It does strike me that Apple want to pay less %age than others simply because they sell more devices so they'll pay the same amount as others. if this is the case then Apple are in the wrong - no argument.

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Chris007
Mushroom

Re: But... @AC 11:51 GMT

"it is unreasonable to say the licensing cost is 4% of the total sale price of the computer, because 3G wireless radio is only one part of what it does."

"my understand is Samsung have been asking for whole percentage cuts of iPhone sale price"

You're arguing against yourself.

You argue, to me correctly, that it would be unfair to get 4% of the sale price of a computer because it can do other things. What you fail to say is that it can function as PC as that is what it is sold as perfectly well without the 3G wireless part

You then say that Samsung are unfairly asking for 4% of the iPhone sale price. To me that is perfectly fair because without the technology in the patent the iPhone is simply an iPod - it is therefore material to it's function as a phone.

From what I've read Apple want to dictate the price they pay for the FRAND patents and pay considerably less than anybody else.

I am unsure as to why Samsung don't go to court and say XXXX pays x.x% - that's what we want Apple to pay. Judge says that's reasonable as you're not asking them to pay more than XXXX - case closed

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Google fine-tuning iOS mapping app for Apple submission

Chris007
Trollface

"the Apple crap Map app flap"

priceless

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World Bank says world likely to warm by four degrees

Chris007
FAIL

wow

An organisation that stands to benefit greatly from any "investment" in trying to reduce [man made] CO2, which is not likely to be causing climate change quoting from sources that have already been greatly discredited.

who'd've thunk it

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Long-suffering Virgin Media victims see no end to vid PURGATORY

Chris007
Happy

@DJ Smiley

There are good ISPs out there. You have to look and be prepared *not* to pay peanuts.

I use BE via Andrews and Arnold. Never have any lags and can easily watch 4 Sky Go streams (@ the full 2.9mb/s per stream) during the evening. They offer support that is teccie based and you can even chat to the owner on IRC. No throttling of any protocol. check them out at www.aaisp.net

I don't work for A&A - just a very satisfied customer for the last 10 years.

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Belize PM: McAfee boss is 'bonkers', should 'man up and talk to cops'

Chris007
Coffee/keyboard

Re: Legal Eagle @Valeyard

see icon

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So you broke our encrypted files? Ha! They were DOUBLY encrypted

Chris007
Windows

Re: If you encrypt it seven times ...@ AC 13:14 GMT

It was a very nice trick you could do with PKARC - it would read the file and if it contained all the same chars would create a very small archive. I did it myself as the HDD's at work were far bigger than most others.

For some reason why they release PKZIP it didn't do this anymore (I assume because of the above)

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Humans becoming steadily STUPIDER, says brainiac boffin

Chris007
Coat

Re: Judging @Thorne

The last thing my Jeans need is more chlorine.

what - oh, wrong genes :)

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Two scam apps stink up iTunes store, pulled thanks to Reg reader

Chris007
Happy

that must have stung Apple to be informed of something by El Reg...

... and to have to respond as well.

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Cawing retail vultures circle dying Comet, might rip some chunks off

Chris007
Boffin

Re: OPCapita @triggerfish

You answered your own question...

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Sky squeezes even more money from customers, gets fewer new ones

Chris007
Flame

Economies of scale kick in I'm afraid

Imagine that get your wish and can buy packages. To make it viable for these "smaller" companies they charge you £14.99 pcm for Spurs TV with live matches and £14.99 for F1

So you're paying £30 for 2 services - for that much you get all of sport on Sky's channels, the only thing you're missing is every Spurs match live (although you do get it the First Match choice thing on a sat night).

I gave up Sky last year and haven't missed it (there are alternatives...) but the one thing that "Competition" didn't give me was a better deal when it came to football.

Before Sky was forced to only buy a max 5 of the 6 packages I could get footy on a monthly bill and an extra 50 premier league games for £50 on the PPV side.

Following competition Setanta wanted £9.95 a month from me - an EXTRA £70 a year. Please pass on my thanks to the EuroC***ts who came up with the wheeze.

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Sky staffer plundered database to benefit naughty false firms

Chris007
Trollface

Re: Judge was a little on the cold side

or "If I lose this case they can prise the compensation from my cold, dead fingers"

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Surface tablets snapped up on pre-order, but no camping in the street

Chris007

Re: More than that

I hear you but it is a clever ploy by Apple.

[User] Problem: Want your wife and 2 kids to have separate accounts?

[Apple] Solution: Buy another 3 iPad's

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Ice sheets may stabilise for centuries, regardless of warming

Chris007
Coat

Re: The Strange Case of the Effect-Less Cause?

Sherlock and Watson approach a locked door, without pausing Sherlock squirts the door with weak citric acid and the door is unlocked!

Watson asks "how did you do that Holmes?"

Holmes replies "Lemon-entry, my dear Watson"

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Man charged over alleged April Jones Facebook trolling

Chris007
FAIL

Re: Published on the Find April Facebook page.

"The guy posted it to his own wall, someone screen capped it and reposted it to a find April group."

*If* this is true then nothing more than a slap on the wrist should happen to this person as the post was to his own facebook page and then somebody else did a screen capture and posted it to the April group.

This vigilante behaviour has to be stopped

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WoW cities wiped out by 'exploit'

Chris007
Trollface

Re: @AM @Thomas4

Oh do give it a fucking rest will you?

"Hurr hurr, WoW players are all shut ins with no social life."

it's that kind of tosh that marks you out for ridicule :)

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'Never seen before' Fraunhofer wireless breakthrough... seen before

Chris007
Trollface

I blame apple

They're always announcing the "latest thing" which is tech that is more usually 2 or more yrs old but with a pretty GUI attached.

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New questions raised over Kim Dotcom snooping

Chris007
Boffin

Re: Uh ... kiddies. @Jake - Nearly but not quite

you said ""traceroute" does not, contrary to popular belief, give you access to the addresses of all the machines between you and destination.

It only gives you the addresses of the TCP/IP machines between you and destination."

Not quite - It will give you the IP addresses of those machines set up to respond - for example for a certain configuration on Cisco ASA devices you could have 10 of these in the path that has a router at your end and the destination but they wouldn't show up, you'd just see 2 hops.

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Googorola mysteriously pulls plug on ITC Apple patent probe

Chris007
Coat

Re: Don't Be Evil @ Ted Treen

"No-one READS the Sun - they just look at the picture.."

removed the extraneous s to fix the sentence

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Samsung adds iPhone 5 to patent battle v Apple

Chris007
Facepalm

2014 for the trial

bejeezus - the iPhone 6 and possibly 7 could be out by then!!

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Capita UK offshoring plan killed by customer backlash - insiders

Chris007
FAIL

Re: Union? @Maliciously Crafted Packet

You said "If you insist on paying the workers low wages, soon you will find that there is no one left to purchase the goods you are trying to sell, as those same workers who would buy your goods are too poor to afford what you are selling."

Whenever the conversation moves to economy/wages etc I bring up the same point - it's slow progress but people are starting to "get it".

This current wage freeze/below inflation rises will not help the economy, in fact it will slow down recovery as people will end up in the loop above.

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Bloke jailed for being unable to use BlackBerry Messenger freed

Chris007
Mushroom

Re: Get out clause for paedophiles @4.1.3_U1

You're a fuckwit.

That is all.

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Portugal’s prosecutor punts P2P case

Chris007
Mushroom

Re: No wonder they are considered a 3rd world country @ AC 0905 GMT

And copyright infringement is, in most countries, a CIVIL, let me repeat, CIVIL matter and always should be. No particular "industry" should get special treatment.

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Chambers says Cisco is mulling succession plans

Chris007

Re: 63 - time to retire? No way!

Given how much money the man has made over the years it's not going to be an onerous retirement plus he is only retiring from Cisco. The chances are, once he has left, he'll be invited onto the boards of several companies and make another fortune.

In the world of IT he's done a remarkable job of staying at the top for so long.

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Last remaining reason to order an iPhone 5 disappears

Chris007
Happy

nice use of [Original] Total Recall

"Surely that's worth coughing up a few hundred measly dollars"

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BlackBerry network goes titsup inopportunely AGAIN

Chris007

Looks like users are always getting a good RIMming.

The post is required, and must contain letters.

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Google to axe IE 8 support, cuts off Windows XP lifeline

Chris007
Trollface

Re: XP isn't the latest, but maybe the best @ Yes Me

Here's the fix for the first sentence

"The problem, Mr TheNog, is that XP *with SP3 installed* is without much doubt the best desk/laptop O/S Microsoft ever produced; "

XP until then had a lot of issues that people have forgotten about until SP3 (SP2 wasn't bad)

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RIPE NCC handing out last European IPv4 addresses

Chris007
Happy

Re: Sadly the ISPs are looking at CGN @Alex Brett

You're banned from the forum - people making sensible comments have no place on El Reg ;-)

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Prof casts doubt on Stuxnet's accidental 'great escape' theory

Chris007

Clearly prof doesn't know how networks work.

If we assume LAN is devices on the same subnet, that doesn't mean it cannot affect devices far and wide. A layer 2 link can exist between very distant places (either direct or L2overL3) so it is most certainly possible that the virus could have spread over a wide distance to a device and then that device was moved to a different "LAN" etc.etc.

Given that it did spread I don't buy his "restricted to LAN" though

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New guide: Bake your own Raspberry Pi Lego-crust cluster

Chris007
Trollface

Re: Or... @FreeTard

FYI

Should be "So you're wrong"

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Everything Everywhere's 4G: Why I'm sitting this one out

Chris007
Trollface

everybody who likes new and shiny move to 4G ASAP please

That way you'll leave the HSPDA+ bandwidth for the rest of us who know it'll be more than adequate for what we need.

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New broadband minister snubs 'ugly' fibre cabinet gripes

Chris007
Happy

Re: And when the cable breaks? @kiwimuso

Thanks to all those who corrected me - I was obviously just picking on the current govt (sorry libdems but you don't count...).

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Chris007
FAIL

Re: And when the cable breaks?

Exactly - this is only going to end in tears. Although I suspect wealthy Tory land owners will be spared...

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It's time to burn the schedules and seize control of OUR TVs

Chris007
Coat

Re: re: Smart TVs@ BlueGreen

"I've spent 20 minutes trying to get a picture. I'd rather spend 20 minutes playing with el moggy"

Hmmm. Watch TV or play with a pussy - no contest really :)

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India restricts SIM sales

Chris007
Trollface

Re: Change of vacation plans @RICHTO

"You can buy SIMS off eBay, or just get someone else to buy one for you.. Such laws are utterly ** rediculous. **"

As is your spelling...

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'FIRST ever' Linux, Mac OS X-only password sniffing Trojan spotted

Chris007
Trollface

Let me correct that title for you

'FIRST ever' Linux, Mac OS X-only password sniffing Trojan spotted

Should be

'Linux, Mac OS X-only password sniffing Trojan spotted for the first time"

Are you sure it's the "FIRST ever"...

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UK ISPs crippled by undersea cable snap

Chris007
Unhappy

@Lee dowling

Unfortunately whilst people are only willing to pay peanuts for their broadband, this will happen more and more as less and less investment is made.

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AT&T defends FaceTime price gouge

Chris007

Re: As stated previously

Wonder how are they blocking as I've never had any problems with other carriers (in Europe) getting my VPN going.

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Chris007
FAIL

As stated previously

Good luck blocking FaceTime (or anything) for those who know how to VPN

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Lawyers: We'll pillory porn pirates who don't pay up

Chris007
Coat

Re: arab nations

Can you imagine the shitstorm this.would create in the Arab nations if ** individuals are fingered **

I believe it was this type of viewing they were interested in.

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