* Posts by toxicdragon

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Mumsnet data leak: Moaning parents could see other users' privates after cloud migration

toxicdragon

Re: Mumsnet penetrated

Not to mention the three and a half million acronyms that, I admit without much digging, I cannot find definitions for.

Oh cool, the Bluetooth 5.1 specification is out. Nice. *control-F* master-slave... 2,000 results

toxicdragon

Re: I know of one good use for Bluetooth

My university lecturers had the exact same thing. Can you give advice as to where you got it? Just searching for presenter isnt terribly helpful.

Between you, me and that dodgy-looking USB: A little bit of paranoia never hurt anyone

toxicdragon

Re: Uh huh...

"Do tell, where in the GDPR does it say that? (or even mention passwords?)"

"Even though passwords are not specifically mentioned, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 does stipulate that “a high level of protection of personal data” is required. GDPR also requires safeguards to be implemented that prevent the abuse, unlawful access, or transfer of personal data."

https://www.netsec.news/gdpr-password-policy/

SQLite creator crucified after code of conduct warns devs to love God, and not kill, commit adultery, steal, curse...

toxicdragon

Re: James Hollingshead

"I cannot do that it is against my religion" Is perfectly fine however, what is happening here is "YOU cannot do that it is against my religion" and that is so far from fine God himself would need a telescope to see it. There is nothing wrong with religion in principle, just the incredibly shitty stuff done in its name. And yes I am aware of all the other shitty stuff done in other things names. Doesnt make then any less deplorable too.

Take my advice: The only safe ID is a fake ID

toxicdragon

Re: As I recently learnt from a real postman

"They're even allow to open undelivered letters to see if they contain enough clues to deliver correctly." Wait so the dead letter office is real? Why am I so suprised at that?

Enigma message crack honours pioneering Polish codebreakers

toxicdragon

Another book

Another book that mentions more than just bletchley is "Enigma Battle for the Code" By the magnificiantly named "Hugh Sebag-Montefiore" Covers the Polish side, the French side and the naval side actually recovering ENIGMA related materials.

Oh Smeg! Hacked white goods maker resurfaces after system shutdown

toxicdragon

Re: Smoke me a Kipper

Sorry but its a 14b and a 14f.

Bloke sues Microsoft: Give me $600m – or my copy of Windows 7 back

toxicdragon

Re: Re:Figure out your next step...

This is the one thing I am worried about. Come hell or high water my next machine WILL run a Nix variant because of this auto upgrade rubbish. If the worst comes to the worst I think I will have to run windows in a virtual machine just for certain programs.

Butt plugs, mock cocks, late pay and paranoia: The world of Waymo star Anthony Levandowski… by his kids' nanny

toxicdragon

Re: A blue butt plug? The guy is a monster...

Im my experience the more colourful ones are cheap and nasty. if its plain black its usually half way decent.

UK.gov admits porn age checks could harm small ISPs and encourage risky online behaviour

toxicdragon

Re: In related news...

Definatly Pratchett, although I'll be mogadored if I can remember which book.

Coventry: Once a 'Ghost Town', soon to be UK City of Culture

toxicdragon

So I am sure we can expect the hotels, amenities and attractions to be finished in 2023, just as they will be in Hull.

Arecibo spared the axe: Iconic observatory vital to science lives on

toxicdragon

Re: Welcome to 21st Century USA

Pseudocode is leet speak? Since when?

IT fraudster facing four years' bird time for $10k blackmail

toxicdragon

Re: Rhyming Slang

Possibly. Wiki says birdlime was a sticky substance used in catching birds. Not sure what the link there is but syrup of prunes and all that.

The new, new Psion is getting near production. Here's what it looks like

toxicdragon

Re: No Google?

Yes. Has the option to come with a sim card or not. Second page. Also the picture of the motherboard with a sim slot. and the programmable LEDs that can blink for calls.

I want one.

User thanked IT department for fast new server, but it had never left its box

toxicdragon

Small point

"Fleshware" is generally referred to as wetware.

Sofa-jockeys given crack at virtual Formula 1 world championship

toxicdragon

I tend to watch lets plays of things like GTA and to be honest I like watching people messing about in ways I never really thought of. I apparently lack imagination because I never thought to try to land a helicoper on a train. I now want to.

Also personally I tend to use lets plays as visual demos for the game, these days, even though it is easier than ever to provide them, most games do not come with demos so a demonstration of the gameplay is a big help.

What weighs 800kg and runs Windows XP? How to buy an ATM for fun and profit

toxicdragon
Mushroom

Re: So Mr Darmore, girls are not fit for IT?

You want comments from women? OK. Fuck off, you don't speak for me.

HMS Queen Lizzie impugned by cheeky Scot's drone landing

toxicdragon

Re: If there's no crew on the ship to see the drone

Personally I take away from it that there was no crew so it was undefended, which seems a bit silly considering its the navys new toy.

Blocking peeps on social media? That's a paddlin' for governors, senators, house reps

toxicdragon

Indeed, the judge dredd anthology I have has just a page saying "we cant print this, copyright." Would be good to be able to read it, I kind of missed it the first time around.

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

toxicdragon

Re: Interesting, but...

There was a Dr Who episode with david tennant where ATMOS devices designed to reduce CO2 emissions to near zero were infact designed to terraform earth for the sontarans.

BOFH: Oh go on. Strap me to your Hell Desk, PFY

toxicdragon

Re: Benedict?

Wait Simons archive is back up?...

It is. Awsome!

Ubuntu Linux now on Windows Store (for Insiders)

toxicdragon

Sort of, but not by choice, my own work machine has linux on it but just about everything else in the building runs about every version of windows running, the admin staff run 10 and its down to me to fix it.

France and UK want to make web firms liable for users' content

toxicdragon

I am sorry to say but I am cynical enough to know that it wont just stop there, Yes it may start with the best of intentions but it will not be long before the government is saying "lets block X too because we cab"

WannaCrypt 'may be the work of North Korea' theory floated

toxicdragon

Re: Colour me unsurprised

The Norks have around 1k computers, or at least externally accessible IP addresses. Considering the number of addresses world wide that is a very small attack area. And besides, even if it did affect them, how would word get out? I strongly doubt the Norks want their computer security questioned

What augmented reality was created for: An ugly drink with a balloon

toxicdragon
Pint

"brandishing a rolled-up copy of Judge Dredd The Megazine"

My respect for you Mr Dabbs rises. Good choice of reading material.

NetAdmin challenge: Go to Mars, connect a rover, orbiter and three bases

toxicdragon
Flame

Re: Hmmmm

Depending on what aspect you mean there is one that simulates LoS and time delay, called remote tech. This lets you set up satellite relays and if you want to control remote technology then you need it to have an active satellite link to a command module or the space center.

A more basic version of this was incorperated into the base game a couple of updates ago, This allows for more realistic remote monitoring/control, well, as in you can set up a control network and control probes, but it doesn't account for time delay

Snakes and bats cause more blackouts than criminal haxors

toxicdragon

Re: Flying foxes

"(got any rates the size of dogs)"

Rodents of Unusual size? I don't think they exist.

Sorry. Someone had to.

toxicdragon

Re: Flying foxes

@DougS

I did the same, just thought it was a bat for the first few images, then saw a person stood next to it for scale. That is a big bat.

Who do you want to be Who? VOTE for the BBC's next Time Lord

toxicdragon

Why not Richard Ayoade

To Hull with the crap town naysayers: UK Culture City's got some amazing... telecoms

toxicdragon

Not actually related to telecoms

I will admit, lived in hull for all but the first three months of my life, I had no idea the chip spice was only a hull thing, shows how much I get out and about I guess. If you are in the area I recommend buying some, its nice, although it does clog very easily.

Did you know? The FBI investigated Gamergate. Now you can read the agents' thrilling dossier

toxicdragon

"gamergate"

Can I object to these nutjobs calling themselves gamers?

Its about playing games and discussing the merits there of, like which ending of mass effect 3 was better, or which has better personality aiden peirce or a block of wood.

This harrassment is just bad for everyone and there is no way it should have happened.

This goldfish and its steerable robot tank will destroy humanity

toxicdragon

I honestly cant decide if this is cute or terrifying, its still kind of cool to watch through.

'It will go wrong. There's no question of time... on safety or security side'

toxicdragon
Boffin

Standards

"We need standards,"

https://xkcd.com/927/

technically beaten to this but I am still posting the XKCD link.

You know how cop cars pile into each other in old comedy movies? That's how the Moon was built, say boffins

toxicdragon

I don't really have anything to say about the article just that more things need to use the word glommed.

Learn your way round the Internet of Things in a day? Course you can...

toxicdragon
Pint

Fridge!

Happy now?

Beer cause Holiday!

Hackers waste Xbox One, PS4, MacBook, Pixel, with USB zapper

toxicdragon

Re: nearly related

@Paul Shirley

I think I know where you live, my local company did the same thing. Didn't know about the hair curlers though. Maybe it is just me but I would treat an unknown charging port the same as an unknown device, dont go sticking things in there, it wont be pleasant.

Little ARMs pump 2,048-bit muscles in training for Fujitsu's Post-K exascale mega-brain

toxicdragon

Re: Cool

My uni lecturers used it all the time. I still like it.

Chirp! Let's hear it for data over audio

toxicdragon

Jesus christ, yeah the talking paper thing is kind of impressive but did they have to use stupid slang and that "just for you" bit? Advertising might be basically whoring out a product but that is just irritating.

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

toxicdragon

Re: You're Wrong Sir.

@Howard Hanek

Or owned an old brick mobile.

Google DeepMind 'learns' the London Underground map to find best route

toxicdragon

Is anyone else getting an insecure connection warning on the DNC link?

A robot kitchen? Whatever. Are you stupid enough to fall for this?

toxicdragon

Re: Pratchett quote

Ah outside the edit limit. I was wrong, it wasnt jeremy it was a former master of igor. Doesnt say its not johnson though.

toxicdragon

Re: Pratchett quote

Sadly no, Jeremy Clockson one of the main characters of the book. a master clockmaker who is deemed a bit weird even by the guild of clockmakers.

toxicdragon

Whats that pratchett quote?

"If the items in the kitchen were in the right place, the clock work chief could create a passable cup of tea, if not it could create a furious cup of cat"

Something like that, thief of time for those who are interested.

Pokemon NO! Hospital demands ban on virtual creatures after addicts invade private wards

toxicdragon

Re: pokemon

That would be chancey, no joke a nurse chancey has appeared in the anime a couple of times.

Elon Musk: I'm gonna turn Mars into a $10bn death-dealing interplanetary gas station

toxicdragon

Re: Heart of Gold...

"huge turn-off for the general population"

Really? I might not be part of that then, yes it would be risky, yes the people will probably die of about 10 million different types of space cancer and hard vacuum but dammit it would be cool. I would happily do it.

North Korea's Red Star Linux inserts sneaky serial content tracker

toxicdragon
Pint

Re: Apparently

Holy fuck that's a mental image.

Beer is not enough

Conviction by computer: Ministry of Justice wants defendants to plead guilty online

toxicdragon

hmm

On the one hand this sounds like a good idea, on the other hand Johnny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie keeps popping up in my head and I cant think why.

Hacker and chums jailed over gold bullion hack, track 'n' grab scam

toxicdragon

Why does this seem familiar?

He would have gotten away with it if he used a helicopter to track the delivery vans.

Watch SpaceX's rocket dramatically detonate, destroying a $200m Facebook satellite

toxicdragon
Flame

Re: Turn retrograde, burn all remaining fuel. The ground will meet you shortly.

Easy, turn retrograde and burn just enough to get the periapsis (lowest point of orbit) is just below 70k meters and wait. when you are below the re entry burning jettison everything you dont want to make it down, then wait till around 6-4k up, no less then that, at this point you should be slow enough to activate a drogue chute, once that has deployed do the main.

I like KSP.

EDIT: Actually once you are below the heat effects you could fire off the remaining fuel you have, the only thing is to make sure that you are far enough down for the chute to work and slow enough.

Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto V cartoon case kicked out of court

toxicdragon

Re: Original model whose image was used for the artwork

Wait that's who it was? I always thought that was supposed to be Micheals' daughter.

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