* Posts by Julz

146 posts • joined 23 Oct 2009

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Code-sharing leads to widespread bug sharing that black-hats can track

Julz

192.168.0.1

Was, I think, originality used in a Sun Microsystems manual as an example of an address to use to configure a network and look what happened to that.

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How hard will it be to measure Planet Nine?

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Re: I still want it to be called

https://xkcd.com/473/

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Now UK bans carry-on lappies, phones, slabs on flights from six nations amid bomb fears

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Re: Text search challenge...

The highest priority is always the next election.

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If fast radio bursts really are revving up interstellar sailcraft, here's the maths

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Message In A Bottle

Encoding some sort of telemetry in a propulsion beam would seem a sensible option; so look for the message...

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Royal Navy's newest ship formally named in Glasgow yard

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Re: HMS Forth

Functional surly...

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Facebook's dabblings in TV suggest Zuck isn't actually a genius after all

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If you buy content, keep it locally. If the content is in the cloud, rent it. Buying content and keeping it in the cloud is a schmucks game.

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LG's $1,300 5K monitor foiled by Wi-Fi: Screens go blank near hotspots

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Re: "LG's space-age monitors..."

Internet age.

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Oracle effectively doubles licence fees to run its stuff in AWS

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Re: Dangerous times...

The trainwreck started a long time ago in a acquisition far far away...

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NASA brews better test to find ET in cosmic cocktails

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Re: One of those small, tough, building blocks in building a system to search for life.

In alien biology?

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Oracle sues its own star sales rep after she wins back $200k in pay fight

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Re: Classification

Unfortunately that doesn't stop you being borged...

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Puny galaxy packs a big punch: A gazillion joules' worth of radio bursts

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Spherical

Doesn't the energy calculation assume that it is spewing out in all directions. Might it not be focused directly at us...

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Capita: 2,250 jobs cut, more offshoring, more robots... Merry Xmas!

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Re: Copy Cats

I think there have been many others there before Fujitsu...

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Information on smart meters? Yep. They're great. That works, right? – UK.gov

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Re: Dear Mrs May

From the design spec for all 2 phase smart meters:

"For Operational purposes the meter shall be:

Capable of sustaining a continuous current of 120A for long periods;

Fitted with an internal main Load Switch suitable for prepayment and load limiting purposes

rated to make on fault current and safely break load currents of up to 120A."

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Russia's bid for mobile self-sufficiency may be the saviour of Sailfish

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Mushroom

Balkanisation of the Internet

What happens when state actors get involved.

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Jersey sore: Anchor rips into island's undersea cables, sinks net access

Julz

Re: At least they know where to send the invoice

That would be Terranea di Navigazione s.p.a

http://www.mediterraneanav.it/fleet

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Chernobyl cover-up: Giant shield rolled over nuclear reactor remains

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Twinkle twinkle

" Chernobyl witnesses reported seeing 'blue twinkles' in the wreckage of Reactor No.4" I guess that that was probably Cherenkov radiation in the eyeball; not a good thing.

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Trump's taxing problem: The end of 'affordable' iPhones

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Re: Domestic employees

The US corporates gave up training their workers a looong time ago.

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We're going to have to start making changes or the adults will do it for us

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Tabs vs spaces is not important. Scripting languages and data descriptions that are sensitive to white spaces is the real problem. Oh, and one that has been solved and forgotten, and solved and forgotten, and ... for decades.

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Ageing GSM crypto cracked on commodity graphics rig

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One Time Pad

"any unbreakable system must have essentially the same characteristics as the one-time pad: the key must be truly random, as large as the plaintext, never reused in whole or part, and kept secret"

Not really practical for most at the moment. The truly random requirement is also a bit of a bugger.

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Basic income after automation? That’s not how capitalism works

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amanfrommars...

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Microsoft boffins: Who needs Intel CPUs when you've got FPGAs?

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CAFS

Very like a modern version of ICL's CAFS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_Addressable_File_Store).

When there is a discrepancy between the rate data can be delivered into a system and the rate at which it can be consumed by the general purpose processor(s), then a bit of specialist hardware in the way to pre-process the data is always a help. What I'm not sure of is that will a single purpose piece of hardware like a CPU always be faster than the same logic programmed onto a FPGA?

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Netflix reminds password re-users to run a reset

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Re: Ban sites from using email addresses as a username

Just like the horrible 148 different rules for passwords. <email address> != <user>

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Samsung gobbles Siri maker

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Kim Bul

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UK will build new nuclear bomb subs, says Defence Secretary

Julz
Mushroom

Re: How to keep us safe...

One of the main problems with nuclear tipped cruise missiles is that it paints a confusing picture to the enemies your trying to deter in a MAD sort of way. If all you have is nuclear SLBMs and they detect SLBM launch, they know what is coming. Conversely, if there is no launch, then there is no possibility of a nuclear attack. However, if you have conventional and nuclear armed cruise missiles (a probability unless you throw away all conventional cruise missiles) and they see a bunch of cruise missiles coming their way (or worse, vaguely towards them) and they don't know whether they are nuclear tipped or not, they have to respond as if they are nuclear tipped and the world is a darker place.

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Don't let banks fool you, the blockchain really does have other uses

Julz

Re: Blockchain <> Bitcoin

Hum, but that 'solution' is SAP.

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Autonomous vehicles inquiry set up in the UK

Julz

If your riding a horse, you, the rider, are still responsible if there is an accident on the roads, not the horse which seems to me a similar situation as riding in an autonomous car.

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Apple seeks patent for paper bag - you read that right, a paper bag

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That would be the Apple graphene dispenser.

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Lack of Hurd mentality at Oracle OpenWorld: Co-CEO's cloud claims fall flat live on stage

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Re: It never stops astonishing me...

Sir Peter Leahy Bonfield, arch example of type. Same useless failing strategies applied to two of UK's leading tech companies one after another. Leading to misery for his workforce and a peerage for himself.

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Radar missile decoys will draw enemy missiles away from RAF jets

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Re: Security by melting?

Hum, splash...

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Making us pay tax will DESTROY EUROPE, roars Apple's Tim Cook

Julz

Re: This:

Hum, look up the Glorious Revolution of 1688. There are others...

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Julz

Re: re: Google and others

Oracle does the same...

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Julz

The main issue would seem to be that the Irish government have passed tax laws which results in multinational businesses that generate profit in foreign countries not being subject to taxation on that overseas profit, only on the profit made in Erie. This is not the situation in other countries. The UK for instance, currently gives businesses credits for tax paid in foreign countries and then taxes you on the rest, at normal UK business tax rates. The USA, I think just taxes you again on the lot as worldwide income and doesn't bother with the niceties of double taxation that you might have to shoulder. Other countries, mostly, have similar arrangements. The Irish are effectively running as a multinational corporation tax haven in the EU.

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Labour's Jeremy Corbyn wants high speed broadband for all. Wow, original idea there

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Big Brother

" Digital Citizen Passport " Hum, souds like an ID card...

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Windows Update borks PowerShell – Microsoft won't fix it for a week

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Re: Time for a career change

I think a lot of people have given up entirely and use their phones or tablets.

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NASA wants to sell International Space Station to private enterprise

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Re: Maybe

If you didn't need Russian launches then you could change the inclination of the orbit.

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BBC detector vans are back to spy on your home Wi-Fi – if you can believe it

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Re: Once upon a time detector vans existed

You can turn the Wi-Fi part of the BT router off and use a different WI-FI access point which gets rid of the piggy backing problem. But I guess not many people would do that...

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Juno turns around and heads off to graze Jupiter's clouds

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Re: Precessing

It looks sun synchronous

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Giant Musk-stick test-firing proves a rocket can rise twice

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Re: Smutty

Sooty and worn-in is the preferred Star Wars look...

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Dark scientists' LUX-ZEPLIN doubles down on WIMP hunt

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Meh

Optional

Well looking for something that probably doesn't exist and where you get more money to look again when you don't find it, sounds like a good job...

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Microsoft's cringey 'Hey bae <3' recruiter email translated by El Reg

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Re: MS have a history of trying to be cool

<3 is "Love (heart shape)"

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FBI expands code theft charges against Chinese national

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Re: "Stole"?

Clone-napped?

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Brexit: UK gov would probably lay out tax plans in post-'leave' vote emergency budget

Julz

Re: So basically...

Don't forget those pesky data protection rules that the EU foisters upon us.

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Vostochny cosmodrome caught on Soyuz rocketcam

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Joke

It was the wrong way around on the launch pad?

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise hiring temps to cover for redundancies - sources

Julz

Not if you've signed a waiver to your legal rights in order to get more than the legal minimum redundancy terms...

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Marc Benioff apologizes as Salesforce NA14 instance goes TITSUP

Julz

Optional

Just wondering if this will result in any meaningful losses.

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PLA sysadmin gets six months house arrest for yanking US Army docs

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Re: Six months only? House arrest, no jail?

Most classified material is stunningly unimportant.

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How innocent people 'of no security interest' are mere keystrokes away in UK's spy databases

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Re: Concerns about data quality

Is that you, Buttle?

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Big Blue bloodbath: More IBM staff slashed in Europe, US

Julz

Re: Who in their right mind would want to move to IBM

The problem is, which big corp is any different?

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Oracle v Google: Big Red wants $9.3bn in Java copyright damages

Julz

"the previous management of Sun had no grasp of the value of their company" That just about sums it up...

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