* Posts by Peshman

75 posts • joined 13 May 2011

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Russian search engine Yandex's Ukraine offices raided for 'treason'

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Coat

Well,

He could play his trump card.

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Windows 7's grip on the enterprise desktop is loosening

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Saddo!

Is your mac over 5 years old?

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview for Raspberry Pi 3

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@Orwell

Are you high? Or are you too young to remember the Acorn and BBC Micro in School? Both failed miserably and MSDOS took over the education sector.

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It was Shodan easy! MacKeeper user database left wide open

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I thought MacKeeper was scumware?

It is. MacKeeper is one step above malware. If that.

And why the hell did 13 million people install it?

They're MAC users.

FIFY.

They don't question they just do. Is that not the fanboi way?

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Astronomers catch first sighting of a planet's birth pangs

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Either way

The fact that we're looking at something that happened 450 years ago is in my opinion mindblowing.

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Kids' tech skills go backwards thanks to tablets and smartmobes

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Every cloud...

And all that. At least I'll not have to suffer age discrimination as I get older. If the young'uns ain't got the skills then I'll always be employable. Doesn't bode well for my kids though. They'll never move out.

/s

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Joining the illuminati? Just how bright can a smart bulb really be?

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Re: cart before horse

LightwaveRF have been doing just that for years. Everything from lighting control to radiator thermostats and inline relay's. All cheaper, local WiFi and Internet enabled too.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=lightwaverf&sprefix=lightwave%2Caps

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Google literally dangles its new dongle in front of gasping TV audiences

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Re: which tele has usb-c ???

So you're proposing USB Type-C for what added value? The port is only for power, not data, so why reinvent the wheel? Micro USB 2 works perfectly well and there are enough third party cable manufacturers to keep the price as cheap as chips.

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Re: Yawn...

That;s the thing though. It filled a niche that I didn't know I had. I paid for prime purely for the delivery service. 80 quid a year for next day delivery and drop off/delivery to a Collect+ point made it worth paying for. A single Collect+ delivery to my local corner shop is £3.50 and next day delivery was an extra fee on top of that too. Prime video was a nice little extra but not a deal breaker by any means.

Then along comes the offer of buying a FireTV Stick for £19 so I bought one as a toy, if it turned out to be a bit shit it only cost me peanuts anyway. First thing to do, install agk fire, Fire Starter, popcorn time, Mobdro and kodi on my android handset and sideload them straight onto the FireTV using its IP address on the local WiFi LAN. The Amazon Fire app lets me use my mobile handset as a keyboard to set everything up. After that the remote control wand that comes in the box with the Firestick makes the whole thing function as a prefectly good HD media device.

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Peshman

Re: Yawn...

Like an Amazon FireTV Stick?

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'Steve Jobs filmmakers opportunistic? Apple, you've got a factory of children making phones'

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As one of the Foxconn employees would say...

"That comment was Lily Savage"

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Morgan Stanley staffer cops guilty plea over data breach

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Have you read the article? He's in clear violation of the data protection act! At least 900 Private Wealth clients personal information was copied by him from the company servers to his home PC. We bollock politicos for losing CD's full of info but you think he may have a leg to stand on? MS would have given him remote access via a VPN for him to use from home if he had to work from there. There is no way they would have sanctioned any copying of company oinfidential data to a removable device, let alone copy it to a home pc.

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Peshman

Well, why don't we all overlook the fact that he copied the data from the company's infrastructure to his home computer. I'm sure that's what it says in the article doesn't it?

He was hacked? My 4rse!

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Daredevil Brit lifts off in 54-prop quinquaquadcopter

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Re: Ian Fleming would be proud

"I was thinking more that Pixar have gone somewhat more high-tech in their sequel to Up!"

Thwup!

Thwup Thwup Thwup Thwup Thwup Thwup Thwup Thwup...

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Indianapolis man paints his ball every day – for FORTY YEARS

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Re: Darwin Awards Equivalant

Well, "Climbing a mounting" would suggest horse riding. The latter part of your hypothesis would relate to a phrase such as "Mounting a gelding".

Er, also a horse riding phrase. Hang on, what was my point?

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Chromecast gains wired Ethernet dongle

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Re: Pile of smelly dung.

Yes, it's a discussion about Chromecast. There is a better product out there that works better with more functionality in the same physical form factor and size at the same sort of price point. That's all I was trying to say. The Firestick does everything a Chromecast stick can do but with more functionality and better hardware... It's just an all-round better product.

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Peshman

Re: Pile of smelly dung.

I call bunkum. I've never had any problems with WiFi bandwidth or buffering/stuttering with any of my Amazon Fire sticks. Prime videos start streaming faster than my PC connected over ethernet and Kodi with PleXBMC works without a hitch streaming 1080p streams.

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Entertaining prospect: Amazon Fire TV Stick

Peshman

I have mine loaded with plex and Kodi and use it for nothing else. The Mrs uses the Prime Vid service via the app built into our telly. The native plex client on the Fire stick is much better than the one for Sammy telly but at least I have a choice. I could, if I could be bothered, install PleXBMC on the firestick to consolidate things but the native plex client is a much nicer interface according to YouTube so I won't bother.

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Power, internet access knackered in London after exploding kit burps fire into capital's streets

Peshman

Re: No Problem

I think you've just pointed out that AC is in actual fact Alex Salmond.

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Virgin Media goes TITSUP, RUINS Tuesday evening

Peshman

Re: Service went down, then it was brought back up again. @peshman

I should have mentioned that I'm also signed up with Virgin Media. I had dinner with the Mrs and then made a couple of calls to family and friends before going to bed. Everything was fine the next morning and my life carried on as normal. I get that this is an IT related site. Come on really? The internet connection goes down for a few hours one evening and people got seriously worked up over it? Go to the pub and have a pint with a mate until it comes back up again.

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Re: Service went down, then it was brought back up again.

You typed all of that just because your internet connection went down on a school night between dinnertime and 11pm? You don't even mention that you were vpn'd into your office to do some work so I can only assume that you weren't. I guess you've got your priorities sorted. Chill Dude. There are more important things in life to get worked up about.

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Peshman

Service went down, then it was brought back up again.

There's a story there somewhere.

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ZTE's stealthy Nubia: China-made Google-free Android mobe

Peshman

Apex launcher and amazon app store from the amazon link.

'nuff said.

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Ransomware holds schools hostage: 'Now give us Bitcoin worth $129k, er, $124k, wait ...'

Peshman

Re: More anti-bitcoin bias

Eh?

Nobody, at least not I, has/have said that BC is a bad concept. As innovations go it's been a marvel of anti-establishment rhetoric. That's the problem though, as a currency it's far too volatile to use for everyday FX transfers and as an investment currency it's a non starter.

How do you know how much it'll be worth next week/month/year? It's not pegged to any other currency to prop up its value. You wouldn't just buy some to invest in it and hold some in a wallet like you would with pounds or euro in a bank account? The only Issue that has been mentioned is that it would be traceable in the long run if someone paid you with them and you tried to spend/transfer them.

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Re: Another nail in the BC coffin?

Not at all. Just saying that it'd be the most stupid ransom method ever. BC isn't the same as unmarked small bills. You can't just hand 'em over to just anyone to launder and spend 'em in your local supermarket/mini-mart/pub. Forensic accountants are pretty good at following the physical assets, as and when, either cash is used or BC wallet transfer in exchange for tangible goods.

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Peshman

Another nail in the BC coffin?

Forensically trace the hashes when they're cashed in or dropped into the destination wallet and wait for the info to be gathered from TOR exit node.

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Microsoft shows off South Korean PC-on-a-stick

Peshman

Poke My,A$$?

More like Head Up, A$$!

You're likely to be gaming on a 2GB RAM micro PC are you? I think the post was made with a certain sense of irony. What value added will this stick bring that most newer smart TV's won't?

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Bride legs it from wedding after groom proves unable to add up

Peshman

Re: Eh?

Eh? Indeed.

You seem to have misunderstood what the Bootnotes section of this site is for.

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Sir Terry remembered: Dickens' fire, Tolkien's imagination, and the wit of Wodehouse

Peshman

Small Gods was my favourite.

R.I.P

Zap out a small lightning bolt for me every time you come to mind or whenever I see a turtle.

I'll be raising a pint in your honour.

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LaCie snuggles up to Apple’s slim 12-inch MacBook with fat HDD

Peshman

I only average between 80 - 105Mb/s transferring large files over USB-3 on any of my external 3.5" powered desktop drives. The interface bandwidth theoretical speeds have nothing to do with real life performance.

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MELTDOWN: Samsung, Sony not-so-smart TVs go titsup for TWO days

Peshman

Maybe, just maybe...

During their UAT phase someone decided that it might be more convenient to have the TV call home to check to see if there are any software updates just as soon as it is switched on? You know, like Joe public who doesn't want, or need, to know about firmware maintenance or software updates might find it convenient not to have to know about how these things are done.

My Sammy F series and H series are both web enabled but I know better than to have any models with speech recognition or built-in webcams. I bought them to hook into my Amazon Prime acc and Plex. There is only one wire coming out of the TV in the bedroom for power. The Mrs resisted putting a Tv in the bedroom because she didn't want it taking over the room with wires snaking out all over the place. She lives in the real world where tech is supposed to enhance her quality of life because in her world a TV is supposed to entertain and be something that she can just switch on and watch The Great British bake off.

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Peshman

Storm in a teacup!

Get over it. If you're willing to wear a tin hat and cut yourself off from everything to avoid being snooped on then fair enough, you have a point to be made.

If you have a debit/credit card, a drivers License, utility bills, bus pass/travelcard/oyster card, mortgage, loans or finance of any sort, mobile phone, land line, cctv outside your front door and even step foot into most shops then you're being tailed. You're an idiot if you think otherwise.

Your telly is just one more thing adding to the already massive amounts of data being collected on you. It's too late to lose sleep over it now.

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Boy, 16, cuffed after posting selfie with body of kid he allegedly killed

Peshman

Dumbass!

That is all.

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Google gets my data, I get search and email and that. Help help, I'm being REPRESSED!

Peshman

Free lunch anyone?

So, a free web browser, email account and search service is being offered and you assume you're being offered a free lunch? What? You didn't realise that they'd want some sort of return on the investment?

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The IT Crowd's internet in a box gets $240k of crowdcash for a cause

Peshman

Re: Eh?

So are we saying that satellite reception hardware can't be detected remotely? Presumably, some form of handshake takes place along the way so that duplicate data isn't downloaded from the transmission stream to the local cache. I grant you that I'm only speculating, but if a signal is broadcast on a particular frequency then how do you stop that particular frequency from being hijacked? Or there is nobody capable of spoofing a satellite transmission signal to bork your bit of hardware? Even if it's as simple as pretending to tell you to download an OTA firmware update?

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Peshman

Eh?

...“bypass censorship, ensure privacy, and offer a universally-accessible information service at no cost to global citizens.”

How, exactly is that going to work then? If your box is preloaded and requires a data connection for updates what's to stop any closed dictatorship or censorship motivated government from blocking the updates and censoring what's on the box before it's allowed to be used in their territory? Even more alarming is the fact that they could actually make the use of these things illegal.

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GiffGaff spanked for clumsy attempt at mum-and-dad-humping humour

Peshman

...and back on topic

What's the problem? Parents have intimate relations. A grown man living with his parents might accidentally come across a situation where his parents behave as they do if he wasn't there. He doesn't look unemployed so I'm guessing he's either saving for a deposit or too cheap to pay rent to live somewhere else. Shit happens!

I thought it was quite funny. However, I haven't lived with my parents since I could first afford a mortgage many. many, moons ago.

BTW, What humping? Looked like a bit of shaving to me.

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Shh! Bose and Apple ink SECRET deal to settle 'noise-cancelling' suit

Peshman

Re: Interesting...

@Si 1 - How does pulling Bose products from Apple stores equate to losing the entire Fanboi market? Bose have their own stores and can be bought at multiple retail outlets not owned by Apple. Their inline mic range for Apple products is a vertical market if anything. They'd survive just fine without them.

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Women! Worried you won't get that Job in IT? Mention how hot you are

Peshman

Did I miss the bit about attractiveness?

“I know I don’t look like your typical applicant,” or “I know there aren’t a lot of women in this industry,” and pointed out successes on her resume, she received higher ratings from reviewers than counterparts who made no mention of their looks."

I'm not sure what the context is but I can't see anything relating to a woman's looks in that statement. There are not a lot of women in the industry could just be an observation based on gender, not the attractiveness of that gender.

Maybe I'm just overanalysing.

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While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m

Peshman

Re: Too late to edit but also...

Isn't that called market manipulation?

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Peshman

Too late to edit but also...

Nobody is wondering why execs are dumping shares just before the release of a new product? I can imagine that the window for not being allowed to trade in your own company shares covers the period of fluctuation due to a big product release since the price usually goes up. What if you're expecting the share price to dip lower than your sale price before the launch whilst the embargo period is still in place?

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Peshman

Scheduled share sale?

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm no conspiracy theorist...

The sale of shares was scheduled for a particular date but how can there not have been any conflict of interest, commonly known as INSIDER DEALING since the date of release of the next iThing was already known to the sellers of the shares?

Summat stinks.

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MOST iPhone strokers SPURN iOS 8: iOS 7 'un-updatening' in 5...4...

Peshman

Re: Why I didn't update

Two down votes by two overzealous fanbois who don't really want to hear the truth? I have an iPad 3 and want to use it the way that I want to use it. Dare say, I use it the way that it suits my life. I can watch mkv files without transcoding them and copy stuff to and from it almost as easily as I can with my Android phone using iFunbox.

So, justify to me what iTunes does better than a tiny bit of software that "Just works"

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Re: Why I didn't update

The Third option you say?

How about letting people use iFunbox to install the OS from a file sourced from a direct download link via an https login page?

I F**king hate iTunes!

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Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy

Peshman

Ive lost the plot?

I suppose he could be muttering that to himself.

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Apple gets patent for WRIST-PUTER: iTime for a smartwatch

Peshman

So, in the digital age...

Where we have facial recognition software, and the ability to run database searches in a flash, it still takes 3 years to file a patent? Surely each jurisdiction has it's own patent office which has the initial patent application scanned and stored in a database that can be cross referenced? If not, why not? Wouldn't a simple fuzzy logic search pick up any similar patents already in existence or any that might have already recently been applied for?

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Black Hat anti-Tor talk smashed by lawyers' wrecking ball

Peshman

What you're accused of...

is the same as what others have been prosecuted of.

Clear enough for you? The problem with there being a few bad apples is that the assumption is that the rest of the apples in the apple-cart are also rotten. You may not be into "CP" but the pictures were found in your house. To the rest of the world that doesn't use TOR they only get to hear about its nefarious uses. Conspiracy theorists can try to claim that the pictures were planted there by the powers that be. However, Jack Bauer scenarios are fictional and actual people have been banged up for using TOR to try to hide what they've been doing.

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Peshman

Re: Do you really think you can hide?

So the reason for tracking isn't the content? The whole premise of the argument is that there are enough ways to transmit data from A - B. What do YOU have to move that YOU don't want anyone else to know about that couldn't be sent by any other method? Prove that a snapshot of all the content being transmitted through TOR right now isn't mainly comprised of compromising material and I'll fight your corner with you. You won't do that though will you. Even if you were the only one with the ability to open it up and shut it again so that it's secure.

That's the problem. Innocent until proven guilty only works if you can't be proved guilty. Right now you don't have an alibi for anything that might be found to be incriminating. It's a fair cop. Accusations have been made but you're not throwing up any arguments to discredit them are you?

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Do you really think you can hide?

If you step out of your front door somebody knows what you look like. Get online and someone knows what you've been looking at and browsing for. I don't lose sleep at night worrying about who knows what about me. If my bank cards are stolen, I call the bank and they put the money back in my account. The credit ref agencies make sure that I can still get a loan and life goes on. FWIW, I don't use TOR because I don't download illegal content and don't need to look at "CP" Isn't that the basic assumption behind the reason for anyone using it? Sure, the stuff within the network is encrypted but as soon as you convert that picture/mp3/data back into some form of recognisable file format to view it once it's left the exit node then it becomes fair game doesn't it?

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German spy agency staffer spied for NSA during gov probe into NSA spying – report

Peshman

Offered to work for the Russians?

I'm no conspiracy theorist but what does his spying for the NSA on the Germans have to do with wanting to pimp himself to the Russians? Unless he's already working for the Russians and it's their plan to stir up shit between the Americans and the Germans...Hmm. Something stinks about this story.

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