* Posts by henryd

8 posts • joined 18 Apr 2010

UK getting ready to go it alone on Galileo

henryd

Re: Is their hardware history better or worse than their software history?

Er.. transistor?

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Foreshadow and Intel SGX software attestation: 'The whole trust model collapses'

henryd

Re: Intel only?

Intel have a major presence in the US as well, there could equally have been a snide comment on Trump.

If I understand your meaning correctly the “Jeremy Corbyn treatment” implies that I shouldn’t speak out when I see anti-semitism. Sorry, but no. I know an anti-Semite when I see one.

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henryd

Re: Intel only?

And why the sly reference to Israel?

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User asked why CTRL-ALT-DEL restarted PC instead of opening apps

henryd

Re: Feeling Old...

I still remember pre-DOS and even pre-CPM when the input device was a teletype, so no on-screen detection.

We had a program (weren't call apps back then) where you had to type OFF to leave it. As there was no way of correcting typos the program just looked at the last 3 characters typed in.

A technician using the program forgot the OFF sequence and tried typing in EXIT, BYE, DONE etc all to no avail. Finally in a fit of rage he typed in F*** OFF. Bingo!

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DeX Station: Samsung's Windows-killer is ready for prime time

henryd

Nerd! I'm still using my Olivetti Programa 101. No need for a new fangled display. Adding machine paper roll is all you need - but it is getting hard to find typewriter ribbons.

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Brits need chutzpah to copy Israeli cyberspies' tech creche – ex-spooks

henryd

Re: It's a shit-hole

Speaking as a British born Israeli I can speak with more authority than most of the twerps commenting here.

I much prefer the forthright say-what-you mean attitude of Israelis (a.k.a. rudeness to some people) that the totally insincere politeness of Brits. Its only rude if you take offence and my fellow Israelis certainly don't take offence just because someone says what he means.

When a Brit politely asks after your health you can be sure he doesn't give a shit and is just going through the motions. When an Israeli asks he really wants to know and will offer plenty of free advice as how to improve it. If you get offended and call it chutzpah, well poor you.

Finally regarding the last point. You mean we aren't the chosen people? Now I'm offended.

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henryd

British tax money to Israel? Please quote when and how much

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Hasselblad CFV-39 digital back

henryd

Speed Camera Sign - geddit?

Most road speed camera signs around the world have a Hasslebad profile on them, totally foreign to most people under the age 50, or thereabouts.

Sadly, in spite of my valuable contribution to todays history and road safety lessons, I can't afford one.

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