* Posts by TRT

6342 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009

Air gapping PCs won't stop data sharing thanks to sneaky speakers

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Acronym?

Covert

Ultrasonic

Network

Transmission

Between

Air

Gapped

Systems.

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Cavalry riding to the rescue of DDoS-deluged memcached users

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"because changing the contents of a computer you don't own is illegal in many or most jurisdictions."

Isn't that like every API, every server request, every web page?

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Good news: Apple designs a notebook keyboard that doesn't suck

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Re: Surprised

Does it have a truly haptic feel that replicates a key click under your finger, but not under other fingers so that the touch typist wouldn't be able to distinguish it from a moving key? I've never used one.

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Surprised

That they haven't perfected the haptic feedback as used on the magic trackpad to create a solid state keyboard yet.

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Administrator PwC chops Maplin staff

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Re: Debt

That company structure is kind of complex... so it's like an OS with a hardware abstraction layer, on an emulated BIOS in a virtual container, with a side channel hypervisor, and an emulated EFI shadowing real address space?

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Windows 10 S to become a 'mode', not a discrete product

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Re: Passed through the BS -> English translator

Winers?

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One Windows to rule them all...

One Windows to find them.

Call me sceptical if you want, but I thought there was something fishy about the one-size-fits-all announcement.

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Defra to MPs: There's no way Brexit IT can be as crap as rural payments

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Re: Call Sherlock...

Call Data.

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Someone will be milking it...

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With the rise of the city farm...

This should be referred to as the Common Rural Agricultural Policy.

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Too many bricks in the wall? Lego slashes inventory

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Re: Screw em!

Have you ever been to the Harry Potter place? All these places are well expensive. Except Cadbury World, and that wasn't as cheap as you'd have thought for the misshapes.

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Re: ...

Release the Kragle!

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Re: LEGO isn't what it used to be...

A lot of people are saying that the film & tv tie-in sets have ruined the product, but so long as they retain the original, plain, bricks alongside these more lucrative toys, I don't see a problem. One tie-in that I'd love to see would be the new Thunderbirds series. The pod vehicles are now modular, you see, and if there's one thing that's going to lend itself to Lego-isation, it's going to be that!

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They plan...

to break the company down, restructure and rebuild.

Should be a doddle.

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Ocado to stock cannabidiol-infused water

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Keep on diluting it...

it gets stronger. Allegedly.

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Suspected drug dealer who refused to poo for 46 DAYS released... on bail

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Re: London gang nominal?

When a charity gives out free food to the homeless and the hungry... is the system known as buy-no-meal distribution?

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Re: ... Indian police approach of force-feeding bananas ...

They don't call them Peelers for nothing, you know.

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Ah well...

It saves on the paperwork, I suppose.

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ESA builds air-breathing engine that works in space

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Wouldn't that make them sphere sats?

Cubes vs spheres? Sounds familiar.

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UK takes first step towards criminalising driverless car hackers

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Re: Stable

It's a self-bolting horse.

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Re: Manufacturers should be liable

So that's Toyota, Ford, Volkswagen, Nissan, Datsun and BMW off the road then. Oh, and Renault. And Citroen...

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The KITT hits the Man: US Congress urged to OK robo-car trials

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Congressional lobbying...

from the Amalgamated Union of Vehicle and Highway Barrier repairers, Road Debris Sweepers and Vehicular Crash Investigators?

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'A sledgehammer to crack a nut': Charities slam UK voter ID trials

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If I had known it was you, vote colonel...

Obligatory video

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British clockwork radio boffin Trevor Baylis terminally winds down

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Baylis and Haines.

Apart from it sounding like some sort of fancy soap, heaven reeks of pipe smoke this evening. RIP an inspiration to us all; the boffin's boffin.

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UK data watchdog's inaugural tech strategy was written with... *drumroll* Word 2010

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Re: in fairness

I too am doing that, but it is an enforced obsolescence. For several users, it is because Pitmans is no longer doable on Word 2010.

That is the last decent version of the Office, as someone else commented above.

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New algorithm could help self-driving cars scout out hidden objects

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Re: No scary implications

They already have a gun that can shoot around corners, and bullets that can change direction mid-flight (Exacto, IIRC), and shells even explode into a shrapnel kill-ring at a preset distance in order to hit something behind cover.

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Takes so long to image...

We have scanned one rabbit... no... two... hang on... four rabbits?

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Re: Vibrations

You couldn't do it with visible light, because you'd fry people's eyeballs. So infrared? But you'd need kilowatts of energy to do that.

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Swiss see Telly Tax as a Big Plus, vote against scrapping it

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Re: BBC from the days of Yes Minister and Spitting Image - yes

Oops. My mistake. Butterflies was a BBC2 comedy. I was sure it had an ad break, but there's the vagary of memory for you. So what ITV comedies does that leave? Not many. There's a fair bit of (crap) crime drama from the ITV stable, though.

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Re: BBC from the days of Yes Minister and Spitting Image - yes

UKTV is only 50% owned by BBC Worldwide. The rest is owned by Scripps, an American concern, at it was formed as a partnership with Thames TV. It shows programming from commercial channels as well as having a large BBC archive to dip into. It's worth contemplating WHY so many BBC programmes are shown on channels such as Dave and Gold... is it because there's a rich archive or material that people want to see? What could be recycled from the ITV archives without causing too much offence? On the Busses is about the most risqué thing that could still be rebroadcast, and that cuts it close to the bone most of the time. Mind you... a rerun of Butterflies might work.

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Re: Media and information

They show a mirror of what they think their viewers think. Which is usually what they think. If you can call it thinking.

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Re: BBC from the days of Yes Minister and Spitting Image - yes

Does ITV still produce stuff like World in Action? Or is dumbing down now across the board?

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10 PRINT "ZX81 at 37" 20 GOTO 10

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I remember programming it...

to calculate the ultimate answer to life, the universe and everything.

It returned 4/2000

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Reg man wraps head in 49-inch curved monitor

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So what about...

the VESA mounting specifications? Do away with the stand, how does it work with integrated desk mounted supports?

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Oh honey! Oxfordshire abuzz with reports of a MEEELLION bees stolen

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Re: I think someone...

Hive.

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I think someone...

just wanted to control their heating from their phone.

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US Navy gives Lockheed Martin $150m big frickin' laser cannon contract

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Phased plasma rifle...

in the 40 watt range?

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BOFH: Honourable misconduct

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Re: Excellent.

I visited BVE yesterday, I think that means Broadcast & Video Expo; anyway, there was a lovely air powered remote squib system on show. Can't help but think if BOFH got hold of a demo unit for that, what fun would ensue. The 6-hit programmable sequencer unit fitted with the American-style blood discharge heads was particularly impressive.

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Re: I can't help but feel...

Fly... or fall with style?

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Re: I can't help but feel...

Yes, and there's plenty of opportunity for using the word Fokker in his presentation to the board.

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I can't help but feel...

That somewhere there's some scope for the BOFH making use of the adjacent story, "Fancy owning a two-seat Second World War Messerschmitt fighter?"

Baaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrnnnn! Dakka-dakka-dakka.

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Boffins baffled as AI training leaks secrets to canny thieves

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Professor Dawn Song.

Beautiful name. And... spoilers, sweetie.

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Re: Sir! It's the machines!

They have... detailed files.

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UK's Dyson to vacuum up 300 staffers for its electric car division

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Re: ... taking it for a spin

1400 rpm.

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Re: Noting that Dyson also briefly did washing machines

Yep. Spares for that... you got rinsed.

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Re: Dyson hair dryer...

I agree. It really doesn't suck.

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Apple 'wellness' unit launched for staff: The genius will see you now

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Re: Mental Health Support...

It's part of the Out Of Their Box Experience.

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Phlebotomist?

Sideways move for one of their pelati-phlebotomists?

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Martian microbes may just be resting – boffins

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Re: Don't Drink The water

Dr Who. Waters of Mars. Jeesh!

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Full shift to electric vans would melt Royal Mail's London hub, MPs told

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Re: Can't they upgrade it?

Oh yes. Greenwich upgrade is all on-hold now. I was sure it was done already. Part of Mayor Khan's project review. It still has around 1GW of generation from oil though I think. It's a backup to the grid supply.

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