* Posts by OrganicInfo

6 posts • joined 6 Aug 2012

Can lightning strike twice? Intel has another crack at Thunderbolt

OrganicInfo
FAIL

Gb/s (Gbit/s) != GB/s

Sigh...

Gb/s (Gbit/s) != GB/s

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_rate_units#Gigabit_per_second

A gigabit per second (Gbit/s, or Gb/s) is a unit of data transfer rate equal to:

1,000 megabits per second or

1,000,000 kilobits per second or

1,000,000,000 bits per second or

125,000,000 bytes per second.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_rate_units#Gigabyte_per_second

A gigabyte per second (GB/s) is a unit of data transfer rate equal to:

8,000,000,000 bits per second, or

1,000,000,000 bytes per second, or

1,000,000 kilobytes per second, or

1,000 megabytes per second, or

8 gigabits per second.

Browser makers rush to block fake Google.com security cert

OrganicInfo
Mushroom

Android brower???

So unless protected by a certificate revocation list (CRL) or OCSP Android are once again at the mercy of sporadic or non-existent updates from manufactures and carriers.

Google hardcode their own certificates into Android and Chrome to prevent impersonation, but no immediate information on how Android browsers will be updated with changes to the TURKTRUST CA which was apparently included from 2.0.3.

Of course if you have root on your Android device and feel brave enough you can go editing the Certificate store yourself, but this is not acceptable.

http://securitymusings.com/article/3001/removing-trusted-certificates-from-android

https://blog.lookout.com/blog/2011/08/31/for-rooted-android-device-users-open-heart-surgery-on-your-android-ca-store/

Low sunspot activity linked to rivers freezing: Mini Ice Age on way?

OrganicInfo
Coat

Re: Are we lucky or what?

Don't worry, once the solar activity returns to combine with man made effects on the global climate we can look forward to some interesting weather.

Scorched earth, drought and famine anyone or perahps we can look forward to more extreme weather cycles?

Mine's the Stillsuit thanks ;)

Software disaster zone Knight Capital bags $400m lifeline

OrganicInfo
Facepalm

Re: @OrganicInfo

Fingers faster than brain :)

OrganicInfo
Facepalm

Re: but what if...

It wouldn't have made $440 million and certainly not in an hour.

It's far easier to loose large amounts of money on the markets than to make it.

Google silences podcast app Listen, disbands Team tool

OrganicInfo
Holmes

Re: shame..

@Richard Morris

I'm just about to take a look at Beyondpod (already mentioned by Fogcat) and Podkicker. Both offer an ad supported free/lite version (which I'll use to evaluate) with a paid non-ad option (which I'll purchase when I find the one that fits my needs).

I've yet to check Beyondpod but I'm initially impressed with Podkickers prominent explanation of their privacy policy and explanation of required permissions listed in the description of Podkicker Pro.

Listen was OK to get started with, they should opensource it so perhaps a community implementation might pickup similar to the "K-9 Mail" app.

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