* Posts by Syntax Error

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Oracle refuses to let Java copyright battle die – another appeal filed in war against Google

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Trolling

Oracle are just behaving like a patent troll.

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All of Blighty's attack submarines are out of action – report

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All Down

So all the subs were down at the same time.

Thats pretty cool MOD. It must of taken some exceptional organising to achieve .

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Want to come to the US? Be prepared to hand over your passwords if you're on Trump's hit list

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Its probably one of the reasons they bought out this policy. To put people from everywhere off going there.

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Android's February fix-fest flings 58 patches

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Security

I guess if security is important to you Android is avoided. Perhaps Google's development and implementation of Android has been so amateurish it seems it is done on purpose.

The security services are not going to complain though.

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Apple CEO: 'Best ever' numbers would be better if we'd not fscked up our iPhone supply

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Re: Repatriation

That was the most interesting point in the article. I think it refers to the trillions of dollars stashed overseas by Apple and other American companies to avoid paying tax. Trump has been to see Cook and so it seems Trump has done a deal with Apple to bring the money home and pay less tax.

So Apple and co are going to repatriate trillions of dollars into the US.

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Trump's visa plan leaks: American techies first

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Immigrants

Immigrants are easy to exploit. Firms get more for their buck from immigrants especially if the employer has control of the issuing of the visa.

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Kid hackers break XSS defences, find hack hole in 2 million websites

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Well Done

To the two the lads in Lebanon. Hope they were well paid.

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Pirates, pirates, whatchu gonna do? Advertisers cop a visit from PIPCU

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Tyrants

What a repressive little country the UK has become. Police working for the intellectual property tyrants.

UK is really losing its freedom.

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NGO to crowdfund legal challenge against Investigatory Powers Act

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Its Ben Wallace the Intelligence services man and May who have pushed this through. Labour did not oppose it.

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Feds cuff VW exec over diesel emissions scam

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UK Loves VW

Meanwhile the UK government does nothing.

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Surprise, surprise. BT the only Universal Service Obligation provider in town

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Re: Calling our bluff, are you?

"forced and immediate demerger of BT and Openreach."

How's this going to solve anything? It certainly cannot be privatised as this would be a security risk. BT is a government agency and whoever is the minister for culture and media needs to do their job and tell BT to get on with rolling out fast broadband and the chancellor needs to pay for it.

It simply comes down to government management.

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Internet of S**t things claims another scalp: DNS DDoS smashes StarHub

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Weakest Link

Asking the end-user to be responsible for security.

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Meanwhile, in America: Half of adults' faces are in police databases

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Re: It will fix itself

It would be funny if it identifies people who are in fact recorded dead.

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Tesla's big news today:
sudo killall -9 Autopilot

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No Apple Car

Seems Apple may of decded to get out of the electric car/self-drive car business.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-19/end-road-apples-self-driving-car.

Unless you want a mobile living room or bedroom what is the point of owning a self-drive car?

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Re: Seems prudent

In other words an expensive scalectrics toy.

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The Internet of Things is 'dangerous' but UK.gov won't ride to the rescue

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Re: Uk.gov ?

Its the job of government to deal with these matters. Who else is there? The EU? The minister is just another waste of space.

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Yahoo! hides! from! financial! analysts! amid! email! hacking!, privacy! storm!

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Re: Shitting crikey!

Many Americans use Yahoo like many Americans use AOL. Bit 20th Century.

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Court finds GCHQ and MI5 engaged in illegal bulk data collection

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Re: Law retrospectively changing in...

I don't think there is anything else that could be done. These organisations cannot be fined or put in prison. All they could do is sack someone or move them to a different job. Having any trial would be impossible for security reasons unless it is conducted in secret.

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Apple’s macOS Sierra update really puts the fan into 'fanboi'

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Iseless Technology

Never quite understood why manufacturers think I would want to talk to my laptop, phone or Tablet. If I was disabled there might be some use for it or driving a car. Pretty useless technology.

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Internet of Things botnets: You ain’t seen nothing yet

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Get one of these!! An Ikettle.

https://www.amazon.com/iKettle-Comes-requires-Power-Converter/dp/B00BHXAWX4

IoT is about charging higher prices for white goods.

This one is about £120.

How about a fridge? In fact its a "Fridge Hub".

http://www.samsung.com/us/explore/family-hub-refrigerator/

Samsung call it revolutionary. I'd call it stupid.

This one around £4000

IoT = Higher prices.

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BT Yahoo! customers: Why! can't! we! grrr! delete! our! webmail! accounts!?

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You love to blame BT

But it might be Yahoo who are the problem.

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Google melts 78 Android security holes, two of which were critical

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Re: Things I learned today

Samsung rightly get shit. They are a massive company who should no better. They should be aware of internet security.

Some of their crap IoT like this http://www.samsung.com/us/explore/family-hub-refrigerator/

Wonder if you can update the firmware on this very expensive baby. .

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Google may just have silently snuffed the tablet computer

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You do realise that using Android 4.1.2 is a security risk if you are accessing e-mail for example.

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Good God, we've found a Google thing we like – the Pixel iPhone killer

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Motorola

We've been here before with Google. Google are not a serious player in anything apart from search engines and advertising.

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Snoop! stooge! Yahoo! handed! all! your! email! to! Uncle! Sam! – and! any! passing! hacker!

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Re: What about BT?

They probably have it slurped, monitored anyway because BT are a government agency who work hand in hand with GCHQ.

This monitoring was searching for a string of certain words not reading e-mails so I don't see this as such a big deal. How Yahoo went about it is another story.

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Security man Krebs' website DDoS was powered by hacked Internet of Things botnet

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IoT should be banned. Trouble is finding a politician in the UK who understands.

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British bloke bailed after 'hacker plunders Pippa Middleton's iCloud'

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I was looking forward to seeing the pictures.

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Using a thing made by Microsoft, Apple or Adobe? It probably needs a patch today

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Software development

It just illustrates how poor software programming is these days.

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It just illustrates how poor software programming is these days.

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Two-speed Android update risk: Mobes face months-long wait

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Re: One problem..

The idea is, if you want an upgrade buy a new phone. Like 99% of Android manufacturers.

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Cisco confirms two of the Shadow Brokers' 'NSA' vulns are real

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IT Security

CISCO leave their firewalls and routers un patched for years and allow government agencies (and maybe others) to exploit these holes.

Just shows you cannot trust the IT security "experts".

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We're not looking for MH370 in the wrong place say investigators

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It was a very professional job by whoever who did it. It was done by someone with pilot knowledge.

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Kotkin on who made Trump and Brexit: Look in the mirror, it's you

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Re: Wrong analysis from the get-go

"I can take you to estates and blocks of flats where not only is there 60% unemployment, but there has been no one in the families with a permanent job for 3 generations."

Where? 60% unemployment? 3 generations who have not had a job? How do you know that? Do you work for the DWP or Tory central office? How many housing estates do you know which have 60% unemployment?

Immigrants from eastern Europe have definately been taking jobs and work from Brits especially if you are self-employed. There are way too many East Europeans in our country and as soon as they are required to have a visa the better. Our population has risen 20% in 10 years which is shocking.

It was Tony Blair who invited these people to live here in 2005 unlike the the rest of the non East European EU.

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Re: Really?

You do not understand the issue. There is a big difference between a bureaucrat who works for the NHS and a commissioner who works in the EU. The NHS bureaucrat is employed by the NHS and under NHS control. The commissioner is a politician and has significantly more power than an NHS bureaucrat. They are controlled by the Council of Ministers. Think of Ann Ashton. She helped start a war in Ukraine. Nobody voted for her.

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New Labour

"Kotkin identifies is a fastidiously politically-correct middle class – one that’s characterized by its bossiness and intolerance. This class lives in its own virtual reality, and lectures everyone else."

Thats New Labour to a tee.

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UK.gov wants to fine websites £250,000 if teens watch porn vids

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Same Old problem

No sex please we are British. The old prejudices cannot hide themselves.

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Don't split Openreach, says BT, and we'll splash BEELLIONS on broadband and 4G

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Government Agency

BT is a government agency that pretends to be private company. It is up to the government to run it and order it to do what is required. No excuses.

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SQL injection vuln found at Panama Papers firm Mossack Fonseca

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Fonseca

Should be in jail for the rest of their lives. They are the ultimate criminal lawyers.

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iPhones clock-blocked and crocked by setting date to Jan 1, 1970

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Don't see the "wonderful" part of doing this. Its the kind of thing a nasty dick head would do.

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Indonesian comms ministry orders 'gay emoji' block

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Emoji

Emoji are pretty gay anyway. I never understand what any of them mean so who cares.

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Thought you were safe from the Fortinet SSH backdoor? Think again

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Fail

We trust these people. Another fail by the IT industry.

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LastPass in 2FA lock down after 'fessing up to phishing attack

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Yet another fail by the IT industry.

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Apple on the attack against British snooping bill. Silicon Valley expected to follow

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Seems the intelligence services still manage the politician rather than the other way round.

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There's an epidemic of idiots who can't find power switches

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IT Support Robots

I guess the sooner IT support can be done by robots the better.

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Microsoft rolls out first 'major update' to Windows 10

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Work In Process

So MIcrosoft has rolled out its new OS which does not work properly. Have they actually produced a version of Win 10 that is actually finished? Is this the new Microsoft culture? Perpetual fixes for bugs. Going to be fun on a phone LOL.

Windows is a mess.

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India's mobile operators move to head off dropped-call refunds

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Ernst & Young India analyst Prashant Singhal told the newspaper “insufficient tower infrastructure to cater for the ever rising demand is leading to poor quality of service and call drops”.

Says it all really. Telcos not building enough towers.

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GCHQ can and will spy on politicos, rules tribunal

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MPs

I don't really see what business it is of GCHQ to spy on MPs. Who do GCHQ report to? Who do GCHQ represent? The government? The Queen?

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In 2015, your Windows PC can be owned by opening a spreadsheet

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Software

Just proves that Windows is an insecure platform. Software programmers make lots of mistakes. After all these years you would of thought Microsoft would know how to program their OS safely and securely. Their office suite is just as bad. For example you should NEVER be able to take control of a PC via a web browser. If you can there is something fundamentally wrong in the design of the OS. Sandboxing doesn't work!!

I like the way IT people blame users, but seriously software programming and OS's are not up to scratch for consumers to use safely and securely. To have to download gigabytes of patches every month just to "fix" the OS and Office is proof of their failure.

Furthermore TCP/IP needs to be replaced as it is not really secure. Network devices relying on plain text MAC addresses to communicate is pretty backward.

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Microsoft, Google scramble to COLONISE INDIA

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"Yes, I know, more factually correct than politically correct."

No you are just ignorant.

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iPhone 6S, 6S Plus: Apple SHAFTS eager fans with STRAPPING VIBRATOR

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What an unintelligent headline from an IT journalist. Does the Register really think all its readers are male and have only just reached puberty?

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