* Posts by teknopaul

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Xiaomi the way: Hyped Chinese giant begins its battle for Britain

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Why is 5g going to be a shake up?

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How Google's Smart Compose for Gmail works – and did it fake its robo-caller demo?

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swiftkey

Swiftkey is great for that. However it requires near-human input to come up with something original sounding like cofefe.

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Void Linux gave itself to the void, Korora needs a long siesta – life is hard for small distros

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multibillion

Unless you count Google. Google dont run it but they are very active.

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And THIS is how you do it, Apple: Huawei shames Cupertino with under-glass sensor

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Re: Too good to be true?

Eh? But Huawei phones dont even come with Facebook installed?

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S/MIME artists: EFAIL email app flaws menace PGP-encrypted chats

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Re: Who relies on this stuff?

Most email goes over ssl these days. The message is not encrypted but the transport is.

If you are running a password reset type thing you can insist on it serverside.

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Waymo robo-taxis to accept fares in Arizona in 2018

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Its great that car jacking just became a non-violent crime.

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Windows Notepad fixed after 33 years: Now it finally handles Unix, Mac OS line endings

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Re: relief arrived a long time ago

dir > file.txt

notepad.exe file.txt

Still does not work because the filesystem uses utf8 and notepad.exe is still notepad.

Vim.exe is part of my standard build.

All fixing the \n issue does is remind us how poor windows toolset is.

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Android P to improve users' network privacy

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yey

I had a uni disertaion on "everything in linux is a file, discuss." About the ease on access to the linux system via posix file api.

Kids now will be writing "Google pwnd linux, discuss."

I wonder if chrome still knows your ip and every move?

Do you think Google considers themselves "Advertisers"?

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Twitter: No big deal, but everyone needs to change their password

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I think its fairly common to send "plaintext" over ssl and hash and compare to stored hash during auth.

What would you recommend?

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Huawei P20: Snappish snaps, but for £200 less than Pro, it’s Notch bad

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Re: Huawei's biggest threat? - @DougS

1% with a lot of money does not equate to a market for phones.

Chinas economy is pretty big these days. The phone market was bigger that the US in 2015

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Cookie code compromise caper caught and crumbled

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Nodejs badly needs a standard library.

Trouble is node does not make money and npm corp. (Presumably) does.

Node was built on community engagement via npm so nobody wants a stdlib but still it cant be pit off forever.

Both Debian and Redhat provide curated libraries. That is a good start if you find npm a risk.

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Google will vet political ads to ward off Phantom Menace of fake news

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Its a no news day when the only news is about fake news

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IT systems still in limbo as UK.gov departments await Brexit policy - MPs

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Re: Who smashed up the house?

Maybe they'd do better getting some...

Honestly. Crap racist jokes like this are the _cause_ of your woes.

Replace East-European with black or women in that sentence. reevaluate your "joke" and realise its unacceptable now. And always.

Were it unacceptable two years ago uk would not be where it is now. If you lose your anti-european racism you might be allowed back in one day.

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Re: The Agri & Horticultural Development Board impact study reckons most british farmers..

Sea rape is not a national issue. You cant go it alone on that one. Gonna have to talk to the neighbors im afraid.

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Now that Kubernetes has won, DigitalOcean takes a late dip in K8s

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k8s has won?

Seems k8s == containers these days.

I find lxc much more user friendly for my containerization games.

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DIY device tinkerer iFixit weighs in on 15-month jail term for PC recycler

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How about this for an idea. Anyone that caught trying to sell hardware of software with built-in obscolescence get built-in shorter term for copyright.

Copyright is to protect authors so they _can_ sell their work. If they intend to not sell their works to try to force you to buy their new works then obsolete works should be automatically taken out of copyright.

Something similar is true of trademarks, if you dont activily show you need them you loose them.

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AWS sends noise to Signal: You can't use our servers to beat censors

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Re: Block of flats

The domain name in a tls connection is only exposed if you use sni. Anyone know why they can not just use https without sni? Apple app policy perhaps?

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No top-ups, please, I'm a millennial: Lightweight yoof shunning booze like never before

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Re: IT angle?

Every fucker in the pub has a mobile phone with a hi res. Digital camera

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It's not rocket science! Actually it is, and it's been a busy frickin week

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re: more likely to have been warfare

I believe the oposite...

Taoist alchemists looking for elixir of eternal life.

Per the Tao of Pooh & Te of Piglet. Probably reliable.

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Hotel, motel, Holiday Inn? Doesn't matter – they may need to update their room key software

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All this and "no evidence of the hack being used in the wild." Has that term got some specific legal meaning nowadays?

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That's no moon... er, that's an asteroid. And it'll be your next and final home, spacefarer

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Re: Will our Descendants Feel the Same Way?

Three generations of kids going "are we there yet". Imagine how happy they will be when step out on the cool wet grass of a new planet and can finally have a pee without someone watching.

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Twenty years ago today: Windows 98 crashed live on stage with Bill Gates. Let's watch it again...

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Re: " Still funny, even after all these years"

What do they call the blue screen of cantshutdowndespitegettingonaplane.

I get that pretty much every flight.

I think I prefered bsod.

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Re: " Still funny, even after all these years"

I must have been unlucky.

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Scotland: Get tae f**k on 10Mbps Broadband USO

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Re: Englandshire

This is not considering the case where a Scot and an English person chat by Skype at the quality of the lowest speed?

Both side benefit from upping the bandwidth.

The presumption that Scottish affairs and English have no connection what so ever, fortunately is still incorrect.

This kind of "them n us" thinking is about to cost dearly in UK relationships with the rest of Europe; it would be wise to drop it at "home" too.

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Torvalds schedules Linux kernel 5.0, then maybe delays 'meaningless' release

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Only if you explicitly use semver or similar.

Linux does not.

"You have been warned" i believe is in reference to other problems in the kernels lifetime caused by people trying to apply meaning to major and minor version numbers.

Linus is just reiterating that this is a bad idea in the case of Linux

Its probably a bad idea to assume numbers move forward, given the number of forks.

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Windows Admin Center: Vulture gets claws on browser-based server admin

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Re: Great. Webmin for windows

"Microsoft’s continuing efforts to promote remote server administration rather than the old-school approach of logging on to a GUI desktop to see what is wrong."

Microsoft's continuing failure to provide a half decent cli interface.

If they did you would be able to admin the server on the same cli you used to admin the tools you have running on it.

Instead you need one gui from microsoft one from each tool vendors both need to implement some api and a third tool for automation. Cli as an after thought.

Guis for thing you should be automating are a virus.

Two cli interfaces. Powershell and normal. Is equally painful. You need three (bash) on windows for any sane scripting env.

Its going to take a few more years of Nadellas effort to shake off the shackles of Windows at Microsoft .

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Data exfiltrators send info over PCs' power supply cables

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Re: Meh

If the nsa can install hardware on route they can pop a wifi chip in there and save themselves from scrabbling around in your fuse box.

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It's April 2018, and we've had to sit on this Windows 10 Spring Creators Update headline for days

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Re: Beefed up Cortana

Do you think the author noticed this beef curtains reference? Phnarr phnarr

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Re: Wait wait...

I have the Pink Screen Of Death already. Everytime my win box crashes (or decides to force an upgrade on me) it reboots itself into Ubuntu. Not my doing, seems this is a feature.

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A developer always pays their technical debts – oh, every penny... but never a groat more

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if it works

One measure of technical debt is unittest coverage and closeness to full ci cd.

However bad code is, if it works its ok until you need to change it. If it has full unittests and can be trivialy deployed. It can be changed. Therefor its debt can be paid off.

Just a metric. But test coverage + cd readiness is imho a good one.

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Total WIPOut: IT chief finds his own job advertised

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itomg

Where does el reg get this continuos stream of comically shocked looking IT workers from?

Is it done in house? or is there a global ITOMG market?

IMHO They should be credited. Id buy A2 prints for the server room door.

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Nope, you're still a transport biz, top EU court tells Uber

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"As our new CEO has said, " == we know we made loads of money out of organised crime but we are nice now please dont take our ill gotten gains.

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Death in paradise: 'Cyber attack' takes out national government's IT

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This whole thing would be over in a couple of hours if they would lift the ban on flipflops* and sunglasses at work. Then Bri would pop round and run Norton.

*per their facebook page

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VMs: Imperfect answers to imperfect problems, but they're all we have

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Re: Slightly myopic

Re: "I don't think I've ever seen anyone use VMs for security by isolation;"

Errr Amazon perhaps?

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Re: Testing

+1

Containers have never been about security for me. Im much less concerned about nginx breaking out of its security jail than i am about my own dodgy bash script acidentally running rm -rf /

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Boffins score gene bonanza: EU countries pledge to share one million genomes by 2022

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GDPR

Hey boss, how we gonna anonimize this data set?

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Hey, so Europe's GDPR privacy deadline for Whois? We're going to miss it ... by a year or so

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Re: @ codejunky

Hows that sticking two fingers up at the rest of the world thing been going for ya?

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Get the FTP outta here, says Firefox

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More firefox news , more things that dont work.

Probably wont affect many users but disabling ftp is not going to win them any users is it?

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For some reason, you lot love 'em. So here are the many ThinkPads of 2018

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Re: L380 Yoga - Goldylocks MacBook Pro with ugly buttons

Its hard buying laptops without the windows tax.

The real question tho which I think there is a regcommentbot askng on all laptop reviews is...

"Does it run linux!".

Perhaps the regcommemtbot is disabled on thinkpad reviews because it does run Linux.

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Spring is all about new beginnings, but it could already be lights out for Windows' Fluent Design

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Re: Still Not Getting It

Id giv u a vot but the arow is too smal.

Sent from my watch.

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Good news that flat is dead. Flat with depth is an obvious nod to googles material design. If you didnt happen to have a windows 3.1 background, flat ui was like where have all the buttons gone? All them millions of pixels and none used to help you work out what was clickable or swipeable or prodable.

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What's silent but violent and costs $250m? Yes, it's Lockheed Martin's super-quiet, supersonic X-plane for NASA

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Re: Only $247.5m?

I notice the term "at scale" is now used to mean "lots of money "

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Floyd Mayweather-endorsed cryptocoin startup knocked out by fraud allegations

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Re: Made $32m from thousands from investors

Thats blaming gambling on punters

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Cloudflare touts privacy-friendly 1.1.1.1 public DNS service. Hmm, let's take a closer look at that

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why encrypt

Your isp can see you hit a dns resolver then a website's ip address. Secure or not. Unless the ip is hosting lots if https websites dns privacy does not get you privacy for your isp. Using your isp potentially is safer since you probably dont do dns lookups on the internet and cant be spied on by anyone but them.

Now if you use google dns over https then google own your whole internet experience.

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Facebook exec extracts foot from mouth: We didn't really mean growth matters more than human life

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Re: all those billions in profits

What you care to hand over to these fuckers is one thing, but uploading your SMS records is pure theft of personal data.

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Any social media accounts to declare? US wants travelers to tell

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just the username

Thanks, we dont need the password

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Uber self-driving car death riddle: Was LIDAR blind spot to blame?

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Its not like this is the first death on their books.

www.whosdrivingyou.org has a list of them.

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Facebook to extend bug bounty to cover data leakage, sever ties to data brokers

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misuse of data, is it going to ban itself?

One rule for... oh never mind its all a cia plot anyway.

Just stay away.

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Huawei joins Android elite with pricey, nocturnal 40MP flagship

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Hold your horses

Top feature of Huawei phones is it comes without Facebook.

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Java-aaaargh! Google faces $9bn copyright bill after Oracle scores 'fair use' court appeal win

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Re: Irony

Java is GPL. Google have every right to use Java. They are arguing over 11,000 loc: because Oracle.

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