* Posts by teknopaul

142 posts • joined 11 Mar 2011

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Microsoft concedes to Mozilla: Redmond will point web API docs at Moz Dev Network

teknopaul

Re: MDN? Never heard of it.

Don't blame Mozilla for you not looking further than the first hit in Google.

They are offing a decent free service, you choose to go for an advert laden one, fine.

The reason MS and Google care is because people like you are writing bad web pages.

And Mozilla is writing good ones.

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You're doing open source wrong, Microsoft tsk-tsk-tsks at Google: Chrome security fixes made public too early

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who fixes the fixes

if the bug fix is not a complete fix sooner its known the better. Delaying any fix delays all responses including other mitigation that might be possible. like not using that browser in some particular high risk situation.

its foolish to presume that you're the only people that know of a bug. imho.

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Look, look, we've done a driverless AI hype paper thingy, says Mobileye

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Re: BMW

Software that automatically blames the other driver. That opinion is going to sell better than the skiis rack.

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The Google Home Mini: Great, right up until you want to smash it in fury

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Hi this is Kieren McCarthy, I'm not available right now please leave a message after the beep.

beep

"OK Google, phone 0898 333666"

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Power meltdown 'fries' SourceForge, knocks site's servers titsup

teknopaul

Re: Same everywhere

I remember on of our staff doing a pull the plug test they were specifically told not to do and doing 10 grands worth of damage to test systems. Test had been done before.

Trouble with disaster recovery tests is you don't want to test what would happen to your datacenter if someone took a baseball bat to the cage on the left by actually doing it.

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Web devs griping about iPhone X notch: You're rendering it wrong

teknopaul

"You shouldn't be depending on a particular part of your background wash being behind a particular part of foreground content."

what are position​, background-color, z-index, text-shadow, box-shadow and opacity all about then?

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Brit military wants a small-drone-killer system for £20m

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tasty, presumably targeting has to be more precise than explosives. you're probably only targeting in 2d, explosives would need to know the distance.

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or short range, small, targeted, chemical rockets. doubles up as a fireworks display.

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RF jamming got to be worth a try for taking out toy drones.

cheap , easy , probably illegal to try it out in the office.

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spb

Laser drone killers, sounds like job for EL REG SPECIAL PROJECTS BUREAU. Starting, of course, with a poll for the name and a logo competition :)

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Microsoft and Facebook's transatlantic cable completed

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makes you sick

that's the literal translation of "marea", I wonder if that was deliberate.

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Ah, good ol' Windows update cycles... Wait, before anything else, check your hardware

teknopaul

Re: 'Windows 10 is here to stay'

Its an interesting theory.

In order to be a fully cloud company the are going to need a cloud that stays up.

A few hundred million pcs beta testing patches for them might be useful for a while.

Google which is arguably, fully cloud, recognises the need for a browser on which to develop and run apps.

Why would anyone deploy on Microsoft cloud if you have to have a chrome/linux pc to do the dev on and to run the apps.

Without Windows they don't have an edge.

Occams razor, windows 10 is shitty cos Microsoft dont have a clear strategy after recent spectacular fails in mobile.

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Google, Bing, Yahoo! data hoarding is like homeopathy. It doesn't work – new study claims

teknopaul

in some domains targeted advertising at dearch quality are one and the sameth

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Outlook.com looking more like an outage outbreak for Europe

teknopaul

Re: "The Cloud" is SO overrated!

I've never not had cloudy email.

before Hotmail, is was your isp's job.

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China orders immediate shuttering of Bitcoin exchanges

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great thing about crypto currency...

is that governments can't artificially deflate or inflate the value.

oh.

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Shoddily-set-up Elastisearch hosting point-of-sale malware

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demo instances

ES let you install their software for free to have a play with, on your own servers or in the cloud. Its cheaper to let people have their own VM these days than to setup a "demo site".

I'd be surprised if demo instances have real data on them.

I wonder how many pwd VMs were setup by the botnet owners themselves? Someone "giving away free VMs" is always going to be a target.

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Looking forward to Solaris 11.next this year? Whomp-whomp. Check again in 2018

teknopaul

Seems like decisions taken when its too late to do anything but can the project.

Sometimes it seems like big red can't be bothered to manage Java. I still don't get why they bought Sun that being the case. Hardware and Solaris were clearly a burden.

Perhaps to stop a competitor doing something cool with the platform that they were not a part of.

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Apache Struts you're stuffed: Vuln allows hackers to inject evil code into biz servers

teknopaul

Re: Isn't serialization something inherently scary?

afaik you only serialize the data, the class, the byte code, is not serialized. Be nice to know more details on the attack.

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Police deny Notting Hill Carnival face recog tech led to wrongful arrest

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snowden

If Snowden has taught us anything it's that if they can do it they are doing it.

The fact we know about it means nothing other than it's in their interest that we know about it.

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P≠NP proof fails, Bonn boffin admits

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sha256 hash

a class of problems where it's easy to check the solution, but it's difficult to come up with a solution.

no? do I win the prize?

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Google Cloud rolls back changes after 18-hour load balancer brownout

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for sure

the fact it took engineers 18 hours to work out the command to rollback a submit implies it was git. ;)

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SAP point-of-sale systems were totally hackable with $25 kit

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once on the network...

be interesting to see how many companies post snowden have implemented 100% S-Protocols inside the lan.

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Don't make Aug 21 a blind date: Beware crap solar eclipse specs

teknopaul

Re: When I was a kid...

"When I was a little kid, my mother told me not to stare into the sun, so when I was six I did... " from the film Pi, you might end up knowing the true name of god.

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How can you kill that which will not die? Windows XP is back (sorta... OK, not really)

teknopaul

Re: How can a free operating system...

because zero is a number.

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Re: Linux 1.79 per cent (was 1.55 in Jan)

did you include android in that stat?

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Autonomous driving in a city? We're '95% of the way there'

teknopaul

who's saftey

can someone living in the UK please explain why the pointless wetware inside autonomous vehicles need to wear hi viz jackets?

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Adobe will kill Flash by 2020: No more updates, support, tears, pain...

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lets not be rude

some of those Flash

loading....

things were better than the content at the end of the wait.

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Firefox doesn't need to be No 1 – and that's OK, 'cos it's falling off a cliff

teknopaul

Re: IMO It is an engineering fault for their failure...

agree with all points, another engineering mistake was to remove many of the ssl nag screens. Removing the opportunity to bypass the problem.

Bug reports say 'use chrome'!

Really annoying when not on the internet and in control of the browser the network and the server. They also made it impossible to bypass broken ssl in plugins.

This is just another symptom of the policy of ignoring users requirements. A good 50% of what I do with a browser is not over the internet.

We all know that a valid ssl cert does not make a server secure anyway.

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Like a celeb going bonkers with botox, Google injects 'AI' into anything it can

teknopaul

Re: So in summary

tensorflow looks pretty cool and Google are using already so you know it aint all hype.

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Do we need Windows patch legislation?

teknopaul

Re: Lawyers

yeah but the question was about essential public services, there are enough lazy banks out there to pay for the fix to be given free to the NHS.

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It's 2017 – and your Mac, iPad, iPhone can all be pwned by an e-book

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webkit

youd have thought that bugs in WebKit would need simultaneous patches for chrome chromium opera etc etc, no? Any one know if Apple is late or early?

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'Crazy bad' bug in Microsoft's Windows malware scanner can be used to install malware

teknopaul

Re: Meanwhile MS is messing with Windows Update...

no, but, I know indians that use the term cousin for first second and third cousins once twice or thrice removed, so a use it a lot more than other English speakers.

Pretty clear that is what was being referred to, and its use above clearly snide/racist and certainly out of place on this forum.

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WhatsApp is more like WhatsDown: Messenger collapsed for millions

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millions of concurrent connections

whatsapp famously achieve millions of concurrent connections per server. perhaps its time the penny pinchers added more boxes?

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Don't stop me! Why Microsoft's inevitable browser irrelevance isn't

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My work Windows 7

Refuses to install IE 10, meh.

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Oracle gets to Wercker, dines on container biz

teknopaul

Re: Time to start looking for alternatives to Wercker

agree, but did you notice the Oracle VP plays lip service to Open Source in that article?

That in itself is news.

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TRAPPIST-1's planets are quiet. Quiet as the grave, in fact

teknopaul

Looking at this all wrong...

Trying to find planets in the goldilocks zone is not working out. Soo take an ice planet and push it in to the goldilocks zone. Bingo Earth 2

Eric Wolf has clearly never read Feersum Endjinn.

He's presuming the planets currently around TRAPPIST have been there for a very long time. I see no reason to discount the 7 planet sized alien space vehicles theory.

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Google claims ‘massive’ Stagefright Android bug had 'sod all effect'

teknopaul

I installed an app from play

It started to put popups in my notification area slowed down browsing and tried to get me to buy pointless stuff from rusia.

it was called Kapersky something.

I uninstalled it.

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Two words, Mozilla: SPEED! NOW! Quit fiddling and get serious

teknopaul

writing a browser is not hard

clearly you dont write all new code. Apple used KDE code, Google used webkit.

a browser is a network stack, a renderer and chrome.

you can build as much or as little as you like.

a browser minus stupid features like pocket would take a couple of days to knock up.

start with firefox and then hit delete a lot.

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Google mistakes the entire NHS for massive cyber-attacking botnet

teknopaul

fake news

come on reg, this is surely just that captcha popup that I have seen loads before.

Not even slightly "blocking".

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Google's big Spanner in the works for price war against AWS

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scaleable sql

only new if you never noticed mysql and its ndb backend. Facebook running on that I believe.

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Kids, look at the Deep Learnings! (We’re just going to slurp your data)

teknopaul

Re: Understatement

Forgiven. I just had a "ow fuck what did I post on Twitter" moment with Evernote too.

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What can we use to hit Intel between the eyes, thinks Qualcomm – a 10nm ARM server chip

teknopaul

Re: People don't buy x86 because of Performance or anything

Everything Linux works on Arm. Its really no hassle to swap to arm linux for almost everything.

all Java, python, perl, ruby, C/C++ just needs recompiling usually.

The platform is definitely there. And tested and running for years thanks to Android and rpi and domestic routers and switches.

The platform is not x86 for most code the platform is linux.

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The Naked Product Launch: 30 seconds to sell a robot

teknopaul

wtf

I'm lost wtf is this about, stupid cartoon thing does not work in Opera mini, my reg reader of choice. Wasnt really worth the effort to swap to firefox.

Can you put a not news/skippable nonsense logo on these in the future?

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How many Internet of S**t devices knocked out Dyn? Fewer than you may expect

teknopaul

Re: Solution?

I think google should respond to searches with a fallback ip address with each link. Then ddosing the dns would have less impact. add multiple day fallback caches and dns returns to normal.

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Finally, that tech fad's over: Smartwatch sales tank more than 50%

teknopaul

add a watch battery

Why did no one in the smart watch market think to put a watch battery* and a watch in their smart watches? Then the bloody thing would never be worse than your current watch, which all current smart watches are.

not rocket science.

Can I patent the idea of putting a watch in a watch?

* or solar cell, or kinetic charger, or spring, or any thing else that keeps the clock ticking.

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Ubuntu 16.10: Yakkety Yak... Unity 8's not wack

teknopaul

nvidia provided you dont go near Optimus

however intel graphics drivers have never given me hassle. just built a laptop with skylake ubuntu 16.04, only intel graphics. No problems at all. caveat: I dont play games.

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Boffins eschew silicon to build tiniest-ever transistor, just 1nm long

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molly valley

I think molly valley is already apt.

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Linus Torvalds says ARM just doesn't look like beating Intel

teknopaul

Re: ARM is not very popular as desktop

I have not upgraded the CPU on a motherboard on a desktop ever. I expect 2-4 years from a PC. by that time there are a whole host of reasons a new pc is sensible. i suspect arm desktops are not common is because 64bit arm is relatively new, 2gb is not enough ram for a modern desktop. If/when the server platform and the phone are 64bit ARM ,and virtualization works reliably, an arm desktop for development starts to make more sense.

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Surprise! Leading 4-socket server vendor isn’t Dell or HPE

teknopaul

Re: And the Chinese are known for being truthful, of course.

That is such blatant racism.

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Ego and CEO are 66 per cent the same

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news?

IMHO what happened on the telly in a soap is not news.

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