* Posts by YetAnotherLocksmith

414 posts • joined 11 Oct 2012

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The age of hard drives is over as Samsung cranks out consumer QLC SSDs

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: QLC? It's not the one for me

>Michael Strorm

>> Everything is analogue if you go down far enough

>...and if you go down further than that, it's all digital/quantised again! (^_^)

As a physicist, I know that once it gets small enough, everything gets uncertain.

How many electrons have to jump how far for the state to change in a QLC "gate" is the big question, and how long does it take. If the elections take an average of 50 years to tunnel, that's going to be lead to a high error rate across 4 trillion of them.

However, I suspect Samsung will have thought of that.

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"as dead as tape"

I see what you did there. Nice. Or should it be pronounced "niche"?

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Big bad Bluetooth blunder bug battered – check for security fixes

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Predicted many years ago.....

That really only relates to the update cycle though. If everyone is using the same formally correct secure implementation, then the risk is lower.

However, when a bug is found, obviously the thing that cost 45p is less likely to have support. Sadly, that includes the Bluetooth chip in your car!

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YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: "within radio range and transmitting while the gadgets were pairing"

That's going to depend how badly designed your car pairing system is, tbh.

Some of them scan and try to pair anything when you turn on the ignition, "for convenience".

Of course, the real danger is that someone could just pair with your vehicle/device!

Still, this sounds about as easy as a MITM attack, except you have a different weird parameter - you have to be there at pairing time, rather than somehow closer than the pairing devices.

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Cops suspect Detroit fuel station was hacked before 10 drivers made off with 2.3k 'free' litres

YetAnotherLocksmith

Fame at last!

Though this comment will languish at the bottom forever...

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'Plane Hacker' Roberts: I put a network sniffer on my truck to see what it was sharing. Holy crap!

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Richard Feynman

I could tell you many, many stories about that...

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YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: MH370 or others?

If we do Brexit, what laws will allow the data that let's the car work cross into the EU from the UK?

And during the 6 months of crisis and routing, will your car still work? (Trick question: no, because there won't be any fuel)

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YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: So... who pays for the 3G/4G data connection?

The DVLA doesn't own the vehicle, you plonker. Have you ever been to a scrap yard?

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Lawyers for Marcus Hutchins: His 'I made malware' jail phone call isn't proper evidence

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Wake up

What? I can only assume no-one else bothered to pull you up on this because it is languishing at the very very bottom...

He wasn't drunk & committing crimes. Where you invented that, I don't know. He was drunk and tired and being arrested.

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Wires, chips, and LEDs: US trade bigwigs detail Chinese kit that's going to cost a lot more

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: My precious....

Lithium, tantalum and several rare earths are mostly bought from China, iirc.

China cheats. It is destroying UK manufacturing at a rate of knots, as Chinese factories get cheaper electric, and the postage is massively subsidised which is why everything gets free postage, and then, bizarrely, nothing from China gets stopped for taxes and duty!

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Don’t talk to the ATM, young man, it’s just a machine and there’s nobody inside

YetAnotherLocksmith

You've never actually been on twitter, have you, AC?

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Oddly enough, when a Tesla accelerates at a barrier, someone dies: Autopilot report lands

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Why???

Of course, we don't know which Apple product this guy was working on, do we? If he were the real Miles Dyson, and Elon figured it out... Or, more likely* it was just neutering the competition.

*unlikely!

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YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Fire Department

Indeed.

There's not a lot you can put on a few hundred kilos of burning lithium to put it out.

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YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Please Drive...

So I am getting the impression you don't like the electric cars that you've never tried, then?

The point of an automatic car is that it, if working correctly, means you'll do that long journey in two parts with a short stop in the middle. It'll take maybe 8 hours, during which you'll go to sleep overnight, and arrive in the morning. A net gain of 8 hours.

However, currently, these don't work as well as that, so you're held captive by a crap system that demands you monitor it closely so that when it gives you 0.5 seconds to react, it can blame you for literally ramming a police car.

Give it ten years.

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YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: @JustWondering - 5 seconds is not enough

In a limited format, that's great. If you are driving at 5mph traffic in a car that does 0 to 60 in 3 seconds, and it takes you even 1 second to react, how many other cars can your car hit before you press the brake pedal?

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WannaCry reverse-engineer Marcus Hutchins hit with fresh charges

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: FFS! It's obvious he's just a bargaining chip and nothing more!

Not really certain he's valuable in that sense?

I suppose he's a national hero, saving the NHS, and that's against US policy now, but that's also against Tory policy, so...

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YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: FBI is broken

They have to arrest and convict the liar at the top. The fish rots from the head.

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YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Some poeple accept their duty

/If anyone thinks a jury is a good idea, remember, this country voted for brexit/

Yeah, but that was a hung jury, at 6 vs 6. In any sensible country, or the UK of even 5 years ago, that would've been the end of that - you don't make massive changes that will disrupt an entire union of 4 countries because two decide narrowly to break it for no actual reason they can articulate, not even a year after winning!

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YetAnotherLocksmith

By "hunch" you meant "easy educated guess" right?

It would clearly be the C&C domain, or at least one of them.

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Let's be Frank: Bloke drags Google to the US Supreme Court over $8.5m privacy payout

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Simple to compensate the vast majority of victims

Well, to be honest, why do we care if the entity that's broken the law in a massive & sustainably profitable way hisses?

If you can "just do it & pay off the fines" then how is it a deterrent? That's how you end up with $billion+ companies, like Uber, who have zero scruples and no actual business plan beyond exploit the workers until they can be replaced by robots.

They should be plucked.

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Eurocrats double down on .eu Brexit boot-out

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: In Next Month's News

If we don't punish stupidity though, where will that leave evolution?

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BOFH: Buttock And Departmental Defence ... As A Service

YetAnotherLocksmith

I don't think I have laughed so hard this year.

And it is now the end of April!

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BOFH: But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Oh dear

Would you? You must be new here. ;-þ

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Sysadmin unplugged wrong server, ran away, hoped nobody noticed

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Honesty is the best policy

And now you know why he ended up being your boss!

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Revenge pornography ban tramples free speech, law tossed out – where else but Texas!

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: The logic of the ruling is scary - no it is sensible

Nudes of them? Are you crazy?

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YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: The logic of the ruling is scary

"Just" pictures!

Pictures that often ruin people's lives, whether taken with consent or not.

No wonder you posted that anonymously - you won't even give your on-site pseudonym, yet think posting other people's intimate photos is fine! A coward *and* a hypocrite.

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YetAnotherLocksmith

We had a vote a few minutes ago to remove your right to vote, Michael, based on your point that your name also starts with an M. Didn't tell you though, but that doesn't matter now - you should've know.

Anyway, next vote: do we burn all the disenfranchised people with names starting with M who call for disenfranchisement of others, thinking that's "free speech"?

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Brit regulator pats self on back over nuisance call reduction: It's just 4 billion now!

YetAnotherLocksmith

That's terrible! How do the elderly folks keep their fires lit in winter if the postman doesn't bring them for lighters for free?

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This time, it's personals: Craigslist dumps lonely-hearts section, blames anti-trafficking laws

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Chilling Effects

There's no shield though, and no time limit. One troll posts a false listing, reports it to the FBI, and the site gets shut down, and any US parties are at high risk of arrest.

Get everyone to report some congressmen after you've backed their Facebook pages and hidden a backdated post, ok?

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Crunch time: Maplin in talks to sell the business

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: A great shame, but probably inevitable.

See my comment above about how untaxed Chinese imports are killing the UK.

No tax, and the total cost of the Chinese part is less than we would pay to ship.

Is it worth making stuff in the UK? Not really, unless you're already doing huge volume. I can't buy the steel for what China can deliver the thing to your door for, it isn't worth doing because just the VAT on the finished item is more than the ticket price from Asia.

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YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Remnant of the 1980s

No desktop machine for 25 hours!? But consider the lost revenue from the cryptocurrency you'll not have mined!

"Get me PSU, stat!"

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YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Sadly true

They need to lobby the government to save their business, simple as.

The government is letting the Post Office and couriers destroy the entire UK manufacturing sector, along with the middle men supplying the public, by allowing through millions of clearly tax dodging packets and parcels every year.

They are all labelled "$4 gift", despite being a 4x4 CNC router, or "sample" despite being 400 left shoes (the 400 match right shoes came through the previous day!)

No tax, no duty, no VAT, no electrical safety, nothing. But just look at the price! And free shipping.

No wonder this country is stuffed.

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Nervy nuke-armed nation fires missile with 5,000km range

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: As long as...

"bigly" john, your brain needs a reboot.

trump is as rascist as... a very racist person. Seriously, he banned immigrant from 6 countries illegally, because they have Muslims in them - whilst ignoring Saudi Arabia, where most of the terrorists actually came from, which is also a Muslim country!

He slams black people protesting police brutality, and calls white Nazis "very fine people".

So the OP has a point - more so than you.

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BT's spam blocker IDs accident claims as top nuisance call

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: How do you block invalid numbers?

Yes, but we still have 10 digits in the usual format, rather than 11.

000000000 isn't the usual format!

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YetAnotherLocksmith

To Nifty

Doesn't work that well if you're on a crap broadband connection, and not at all on a satellite Internet connection regardless of speed due to latency. :-(

On the plus side, now I've got two (slow) connections it is far more stable.

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F-35 'incomparable' to Harrier jump jet, top test pilot tells El Reg

YetAnotherLocksmith

As long as the carrier that carries the planes that carry the drones that carry the missiles that carry the actual warheads are all safe, they'll win any war. Eventually.

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YetAnotherLocksmith

$500 million? What, you only want 3 planes and no support contract?

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YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: F35 - Too Late and Over Budget

No-one mention the European Union, ok? You know - fast Erdoğan the dictator is trying to get into, while we are (hopefully failing to) getting out.

What a total pooch screw - it won't even be possible to get the engines from the UK to Turkey without going the long way around.

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YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Hearts & minds propaganda, courtesy of MoD

You realise you can fly a drone 5 feet off the ground, right?

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Car tax evasion has soared since paper discs scrapped

YetAnotherLocksmith

But humans haven't memorised the current status of a million numberplates...

The whole point of a visible representation of the tax on the car was so that *everyone* could, at a glance, see that it was taxed, not just the owner.

It was a very useful way to tell if a car or even a house was abandoned. The public could see the car was untaxed and had run out 3 months before.

For the cost of a single full colour letter, not having a disc to display is a stupid cut.

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Yes, I took Putin's roubles to undermine Western democracy. This is my story

YetAnotherLocksmith

I don't get it?

Can anybody explain this "article"?

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Car trouble: Keyless and lockless is no match for brainless

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Who wrote this crap?

Ah yes. I read that years ago. Sadly at the time I didn't realise that the "insane EU state" being parodied would turn out to be the Brexit UK!

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YetAnotherLocksmith

My top tip? Use the little dial that lets you adjust the headlight speed beam to tilt your lights down as far as possible, then put your main beam on. Same effect, only way more light.

Obviously you still need to dip for oncoming traffic - and have less light then, but hey.

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YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Possible Solution

Good plan. You can set up as an auto locksmith. What's 5 hours of your time plus £140 on parts?

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Marcus Hutchins free for now as infosec world rallies around suspected banking malware dev

YetAnotherLocksmith

That would be nice.

n/t

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YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Coincidence

Indeed - anyone who runs it can see the connection attempt via burp or proxy or whatever. Marcus was just the "first to file".

And the FBI did no work at all. Marcus was doxed by the UK newspapers!

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YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Blind support

That's only in the UK. You can remain silent in the USA without dodgy inferences being made.

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YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: Blind support

Someone wants to use your code for "commercial ends"? Then you kind of expect to get paid for it.

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Blunder down under: self-driving Aussie cars still being thwarted by kangaroos

YetAnotherLocksmith

Re: What about wombats

Really? They're that stout? Wow.

I hit a badger last night, the largest common non-deer in the UK, and it died instantly, with no damage to the van.

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