* Posts by Alt0n

12 posts • joined 21 Apr 2006

HP breaks for Xmas week - aka 'staff hols' - source

Alt0n

Slow news week

Not much happening in the El Reg office either, is there?

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Crypto collision used to hijack Windows Update goes mainstream

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Please delete

I assume that's meant to read "a rogue [not rough] CA certificate"

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Rich techbro CEOs told to SLEEP ROUGH before slamming the poor

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It's not inequality, it's poverty

Doesn't really matter how obscenely rich the rich are, it's how much deprivation those at the 'bottom' are suffering

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Powershell terminal sucks. Is there a better choice?

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cygwin shell

These days a fresh cygwin install gives you mintty, a superior terminal based on PuTTY. If you're still suffering the old cygwin terminal, get it installed :)

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Anonymity is the enemy of privacy, says RSA grand fromage

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Sounds like a sales pitch to me. If we buy enVision and Authentication Manager we can free our logs of anonymous connections!

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Four jailed for million-pound abuse images ring

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Facepalm

@Kevin Gurney

Let's not just rage indiscriminately here.... hosting a news server is not an act of publication.

Unfortunately the Reg has only given us half a story :-(

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Mobile snooping for everyone in weeks

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@James 47

They already know what you're calling for, they just want to know when and how often you call.

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Report: Legalising drugs would save UK plc huge packet

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Happy

@ Justin Clements

Why make hard drugs available on the NHS? Because it'd be /cheaper/. The users would be more able to contribute to society and make less demands on councils / police / healthcare / home insurers / etc.

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Stripogram copper walks on offensive weapon rap

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Boffin

Usually spelled...

"strippogram" is relatively unusual, if the Google hits are anything to go by:

1,190 for strippagram

2,560 for strippogram

4,930 for stripagram

22,300 for stripogram

So "stripogram" wins.

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Geek gifts for Christmas

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Alert

Apostrophes

Are a privilege, not a right :p

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Rwanda fires up Africa's 'biggest' solar plant

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Token

Just how many lights will this plant keep on during the hours of darkness?

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Subversion on Demand

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Not new or frightening

Sure it's differently risky. You're paying a service provider to insulate you from any in-house failures they may suffer - on systems which to them are mission-critical. The risk of a service provider failing isn't new or frightening, on the contrary it's a matter of commercial, rather than technical, risk. Everyone in the boardroom can understand that.

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