* Posts by KjetilS

342 posts • joined 18 Dec 2009

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Callisto Group snoopers wreak havoc with leaked HackingTeam spyware

KjetilS

"And there is the answer to the question - would it really be so bad if the UK Gov (and now the EU and US it seems) could instantly backdoor into any secure communication taking place...."

Yes. Next question?

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A webcam is not so much a leering eye as the barrel of a gun

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Re: When squirrels were squirrels and men were men

Any software (trojan or other) can easily re-enable your webcam and send as much video as it wants. Putting something in front of the lens removes that possibility.

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Why I had to sue the FCC – VoIP granddaddy Dan Berninger

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Re: Pushing at an open door

The problem usually isn't with ISP's blocking traffic from competitors, but rather that they say "pay us extra for your traffic or we will throttle your traffic to 20KB/s". When you're a small startup, that becomes a major problem.

Telling everyone to "just use Amazon and you will be fine" is not a solution.

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Trump hits control-Z on cybersecurity order: No reason given for delay

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Re: Is it possible...

This has been debunked so many times it's not even funny

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Has President Trump’s executive order on 'Public Safety' killed off Privacy Shield?

KjetilS

"But the list of these countries wasn't put together by Trump or Pence, it was Obama's administration that came up with the list."

[Citation needed]

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Annoyingly precocious teen who ruined Trek is now an asteroid

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I seriously don't understand the hate against Wesley Crusher. He might not have been the best character in Star Trek, but I don't find it deserving all the hate.

Oh, and Wil Wheaton seems like an truly good guy, so I personally think this honor was deserved.

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One BEEELLION dollars: Apple sues Qualcomm, one of its chip designers

KjetilS

Re: I, for one,

Why? Do you have any vested interest in Qualcomm being able to gouge their customers, and by extension us consumers?

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Fired Ofcom Remainer bod sues UK gov for withholding his payoff

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Re: Almost right

Yeltsin was nowhere near as bad as Trump gears up to become...

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Have some sympathy for the AT&T devil

KjetilS

"Have some sympathy for the AT&T devil"

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. No.

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UK Home Secretary signs off on Lauri Love's extradition to US

KjetilS

He was in the UK when he commited the crime, so the act was commited in the UK.

If I remember correctly, it is a crime punishable by prison time to dishonor the king of the Philipines. Would you want to be extradited there and face prison time if you ever wrote something negative about him, even if you had never been there?

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Samsung flings $8bn at buyout of connected car biz Harman

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Harman does A LOT more than "headrest screens". I did a quick Google search, and they own JBL, Harman Kardon, Mark Levinson, AKG, Lexicon, Infinity and Revel, and deliver products ranging from professional audio production to cinemas, high end hi-fi and car stereos.

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Got a cold flannel? Acer Q3 profits were bigger than cost of your lunch

KjetilS

Quality

How is the quality of their computers these days? They started out by being good and cheap, so I bought a few of their laptops until the quality suddenly tanked and your best bet was that it lasted until the day after the warranty expired. After that I went mostly with Asus and Lenovo and have been mostly happy with their quality.

So is Acer good enough these days to give them another chance?

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Fire alarm sparked data centre meltdown emergency

KjetilS

Eggs can probably take more than a non-SSD spinning, though

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This is not a drill: Hackers pop stock Nexus 6P in five minutes

KjetilS

Weak trolling. Must try harder.

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Paid Wikipedia-fiddling on wheels

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Re: So

>The Trump?

I would go for the microtrump, since no-one else would ever manage to reach 1 otherwise.

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US government wants Microsoft 'Irish email' case reopened

KjetilS

What happens the day China takes a leaf out of USA's playbook and demands that the Chinese subsidiary of Boeing gives them information located at the US office of Boeing? Would USA still think this is a good idea?

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Windows 10 pain: Reg man has 75 per cent upgrade failure rate

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Re: R61

I wasn't planning on downvoting you, and I wasn't one of the original ones, but "seems it attracts only idiots" deserve two.

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UK govt to launch a tech creche for military-focused startups

KjetilS

Maybe make bomb detectors? I'm sure the MOD is interested in that.

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The ‘Vaping Crackdown’ starts today. This is what you need to know

KjetilS

Re: So the bar is now much higher for e-cig makers

Not even close to that...

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How Microsoft copied malware techniques to make Get Windows 10 the world's PC pest

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Re: Finally confirmed my belief...

I wish I could downvote you more than once

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What's next? FBI telling us to turn iPhones into pocket spy bugs? It'll happen, says Apple exec

KjetilS

Re: I totally agree with Mr. Cue here

I hope you're being sarcastic here

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Cloud growth? Take a number, Microsoft. Two engines have stalled

KjetilS

Re: This'll be downvoted but...

Have you tried XBMC? It works wonders on my Raspberry Pi's

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Happy new year, VW: Uncle Sam sues over engine cheatware

KjetilS

We should, but what does that have to do with this story?

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Microsoft revamps its developer tools with a new cloud focus

KjetilS

Re: Monthly sub

isn't it even illegal not to do that?

No it isn't...

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California cops pull over Google car for driving too SLOWLY

KjetilS

Re: Ran this through Google Translate:

If by decision processing you mean the fleshy bits inside, then maybe you are right. If the cars were going 60mph, the humans inside wouldn't have time to react if the car did something stupid.

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Self-driving vehicles might be autonomous but insurance pay-outs probably won't be

KjetilS

Re: Snow, Rain, Slightly cloudy?

What kind of car models would that be...?

Mine works quite perfectly in all weather conditions so far. I haven't tried in a blizzard (yet), but I will probably not use cruise control in those conditions anyways.

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Laser razor binned from Kickstarter resurfaces on Indiegogo

KjetilS

Re: "Skarp Technologies"

It's swedish for "sharp"

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BlackBerry emits Android mobe as biz goes down the Priv

KjetilS

I might actually buy one of these, if the price isn't horrible and if it supports memory cards.

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Driverless cars banished to fake Michigan 'town' until they learn to read

KjetilS

Re: Top Gear

Like this? :)

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Ant-Man: Big ideas, small payoff

KjetilS

Re: Hooray for Hollywood

Nope, then they'll blame piracy.

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What's black, sticky, and has just 8GB of storage?

KjetilS

Re: Ok, a semi-serious question...

You could always get a Raspberry Pi for a fraction of the price, fill up a thumb drive with game files and plugging in a suitable controller.

There are premade SD card images for the purpose.

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Driverless cars deal DEATH to Detroit, says Barclays

KjetilS

Re: Not really

I'm guessing longer average driving distances (so less short runs, and having the engine run at operating termperature for longer periods) and a lot less salt on the roads (do Australia ever salt roads?) makes cars last longer

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Got a Samsung Galaxy S5? Crooks can steal your fingerprint – claim

KjetilS

Note 4?

I wonder if this applies to the Note 4 as well, since they are pretty similar spec-wise.

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Bloodied SanDisk preps for job cuts after market reading mis-steps

KjetilS

Re: I can't remember

Their memory cards (SD cards, etc) are truly excellent

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Amazon's clouds are da bomb, say EU data protection watchdogs

KjetilS

April fools?

Hah, this must be a poor attempt at an april fools joke.

Almost as credible as the Fukushima article.

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New dirt-cheap Chromebooks: Team Google keeps jackboot on throat of PC titans

KjetilS

That Flip actually looks quite promising, if it's possible to install a regular desktop linux on it.

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Google wins fight to keep Adwords FBI drug sting docs secret

KjetilS

There might be a lot more to this story than is told in this article. At least one of the letters he sent to Google was written by the MPAA (link NY Times), and he has admitted to having sent/received nearly 900 emails with the MPAA.

In addition, he is close friends with a known MPAA lobbyist (Mike Moore).

Google might be in the wrong here, but I don't really think Hood is in the right either.

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Big Content picks on small Australian ISPs again

KjetilS

It's interesting how music piracy in Norway was pretty much eradicated when we actually was able to listen to music legally for a reasonable sum of money.

When the only alternative was buying stuff on CD, piracy was pretty common.

Perhaps the movie studios should reconsider their options?

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Snowden leaks lack context says security studies professor

KjetilS

Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

That almost made sense...

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UK banks prepare for Apple Pay 'invasion', look to slap on bonking protection

KjetilS

" If customers wish to use another card, they can photograph the card with the phone’s camera."

Great, but I hope there are some additional steps to it, like Paypal or Steam does it (having a tiny amount drawn from the card, which you need to verify by entering the exact amount or a code from the bank statement).

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Xiaomi: It really ISN'T a biz-miracle idiot tax like Apple

KjetilS

Re: going to be very tricky

I guess there are massive differences between different markets here.

As a Norwegian, a base level 1-series or A class isn't very much more expensive than a comparable-size car from many other makers, however they do come with significantly less equipment for the price.

A base 1-series or A class here costs around the same as a Golf.

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KjetilS

Re: going to be very tricky

What do you call the 1-series and A Class? I would call them entry level.

Also, neither the 3-series or C Class is really that expensive if you go for a lesser equipped model, although other brands will give a lot more equipment for your money.

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Online armour: Duncan Campbell's tech chief on anonymity 101

KjetilS

Re: Nice article

When it comes to crypto you want it to be open, tried, and tested, and based on known standards.

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Mobe not-spots 'landmark deal'? We ain't thick, Javid

KjetilS

I don't see why roaming should be a huge problem? It's already in place for foreign users, so the technical aspects are already in place.

I also don't see why it should be an economic problem? This way operators can choose whether to pay for their own sites or rent capacity from their competitors. It should even make it economically feasible to build more sites, since that means competitors will probably have to rent capacity and help pay for the site.

However, this all means fairer competition between operators, so I can see why the operators are against it.

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FCC bigwig grills Netflix: If internet fast lanes are so bad, why did YOU build them?

KjetilS

Re: Never mind the internet "fast lane"...

Or you could ask the studios that question. Netflix doesn't decide what they are allowed to show.

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Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!

KjetilS

US has the best justice money can buy.

(If you don't have money, you can't have any)

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Google's Chrome to pull plug on plugins next September

KjetilS

Re: AdBlocker?

It isn't.

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Russia to ban iCloud.. to PROTECT iPhone fiddlers' pics 'n' sh*t

KjetilS

This might be the one law coming out of Russia lately that i actually can understand.

Seeing that the US is more than happy enough with grabbing any data they can get hold of (and even trying to grab data from data centers in Ireland), the only safe thing is to keep it on-shore.

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Netflix and other OTT giants use 'net neutrality' rules to clobber EU rivals

KjetilS

Re: Providers pay too

They don't. Netflix does pay (probably a lot) for their own connection.

What the ISPs want is to get paid yet again to deliver the packets they already get paid to deliver.

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KjetilS

I live in Norway, and if Telenor says something, it's usually best to just assume the exact opposite is true.

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