* Posts by Gogugogu

7 posts • joined 8 Dec 2011

I'm still not that Gary, says US email mixup bloke who hasn't even seen Dartford Crossing

Gogugogu

I have the same problem with the guzs at directdebit@taxdisc.service.gov.uk .

Too lazy to follow up after 3 unsuccessful attempts.

It will never be safe to turn off your computer: Prankster harnesses the power of Windows 95 to torment fellow students

Gogugogu
Happy

The time of BBSes

Had a batch that was pinging a my class C network (without myself and reserved addresses) with a modified ping including the +++ATH string. Suddenly download speed increased. Wonder why.

Gogugogu
Happy

Half an hour wav file as startup sound.

'Nough said.

One person's harmless japery can be another's night of LaserJet Lego

Gogugogu
Happy

Did not read all 2xx comments so apologies if somebody pointed at this first:

HP Laserjet is waiting on an open port and prints on the display whatever string you send there. So no need for PCL language.

Autopilot guides Texan plane home from a dizzying 30,000m

Gogugogu

Just to be sure you know the limits of GPS: http://makezine.com/2011/07/25/gps-units-disable-themselves-if-they-go-faster-than-1200-mph/

The UK's copyright landgrab: The FAQ

Gogugogu
FAIL

International treaty vs national law

If I am correct, an International treaty beats a national law.

So, if I am not under UK jurisdiction but my work will be used in UK under the "unknown copyright holder" clause, there will be a a contradiction between the Berne Convention, which protects my rights, and this UK law.

UK signed the Berne Convention.

Does anyone know what will happen next ?

Why are Android anti-virus firms so slow to react on Carrier IQ?

Gogugogu
Flame

Potential uses of Carrier IQ

An application that has access to all data, but does not actually "use" this access. Looks for me like the dream of enforcement agencies - functionality is already there "just in case". When they say "jump" CarrierIQ just asks "how high?".

Is CarrierIQ functionality remotely trigger-able ? Can new functionality be added remotely to it ?

Would, in a "police state", an application like CarrierIQ be mandated by law in order to ensure access to encrypted user communications is available on request ?

If the above is true, would that slow anti-virus firm reactions ? ;)

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