* Posts by Nano nano

434 posts • joined 29 Jun 2007

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A minister for GDS? Don't talk digital pony

Nano nano

And any junior ones, who in the past would have had the expertise, when being a civil servant was a respected role, will have been cost-cut, or walked due to lack of morale or remuneration.

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Research suggests UK consumers find 'fibre' advertising misleading

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Re: Simples

That's rather sexist ...

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"Broadband" ???

Yes, it's also surprising to hear them describing this as a "broadband" product.

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Bitcoin breaks US$1,000

Nano nano

That's "buoyed" ...

no further comment

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Go ahead, stage a hackathon. But pray it doesn't work too well

Nano nano

Where's Page 2

- giving the detail ?

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Nano nano

Re: Uhm...

... which laws ... - surely

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74 countries hit by NSA-powered WannaCrypt ransomware backdoor: Emergency fixes emitted by Microsoft for WinXP+

Nano nano

Re: The Good Listener on BBC R4 (spoiler alert)

In the BBC drama,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b082bl0g

it was the National Grid that was taken down ...

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Nano nano

Re: "the SMB server bug is the result of a buffer overflow in Microsoft's code. "

To be fair, it could be 2008 SP3 ...

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Nano nano

So their first step should be to see what's possible - biggest bang per buck.

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Nano nano

The Good Listener on BBC R4 (spoiler alert)

Anyone recall this drama last year

... turns out (spoiler alert) our "friends" were testing their "weapons" ...

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Nano nano

Re: Welsh nhs

Or it wasn't in Welsh ...

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Nano nano

Hmm, Lint, anyone ?

" It reveals that the SMB server bug is the result of a buffer overflow in Microsoft's code. A 32-bit length is subtracted into a 16-bit length,"

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Nano nano

IE 7

What about all those "corporate" systems still stuck on IE 7 due to in-house legacy web apps ?

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Nano nano

Rogue One ...

I wonder if the killswitch domain name was put in by someone acting with the same motives as the creator of the Death Star put a vuln into that - ie we are not going to stop this thing going out, but let's embed some means of stopping it, covertly.

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Ransomware scum have already unleashed kill-switch-free WannaCry‬pt‪ variant

Nano nano

Turn off SMB v1 file-sharing ?

Why not !

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Linus Torvalds explains how to Pull without jerking his chain

Nano nano

Re: Those 128 Petabytes

Just check the edge-cases ...?

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Re: 5 level page tables

Who - the former leader of the Lib Dems ???

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Malware infecting Androids somewhere in the supply chain

Nano nano

Modular

I just wish you could replace/update the components in Android rather than having to update the whole distro

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Boffins find Galaxy making killer radiation, rule out Samsung phone as source

Nano nano

Re: "All of these would ruin your day if you happened to live in the same galaxy"

You could be on the far side of your planet ... or in a gas cloud / nebula ... all of which would save you from gamma-cookery.

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App proves Rowhammer can be exploited to root Android phones – and there's little Google can do to fully kill it

Nano nano

And other platforms ?

So, which of the Apple iPhones are vulnerable to this, given that it's a DRAM issue ?

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Apple's Breaxit scandal: Frenchman smashes up €50,000 of iThings with his big metal balls

Nano nano

He was beaten to it - by WIll It Blend ...

Nuff said.

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Top interview: Dr Patrick McCarthy – boss of the world's future largest optical telescope

Nano nano

Table size measure - Re: "...computers about the size of this table [snip]"

They should at least give the corresponding Ikea table name ...

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Turing, Hauser, Sinclair – haunt computing's Cambridge A-team stamping ground

Nano nano

Also ran ...?

What, no mention of Bjarne Stroustrup in the Computer Lab, typing away on a teletype on his work for Roger Needham's CAP machine ?

Or Dr. Martin Richards in his office there, having most of Cambridge using his implementable subset of CPL - BCPL which was later boosted into C by AT&T ?

Or Prof Wheeler, known to his students as "Prof Edsac" ....

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Prof Hawking to mail postage-stamp space craft to Alpha Centauri using frickin' lasers

Nano nano

Short visit

The device would only spend a few hours in the target system before exiting on the other side ...

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Hello, Star Trek? 25th Century here: It's time to move on

Nano nano

In the First JJA Trek film ...

Since they arrived too early from the black hole, the first time, why did they not just go directly to the supernova star before it was too late, and drop it before it scorched Romulus ?

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Brexit makes life harder for an Internet of Things startup

Nano nano

Don't you know that it's different for pies ?

However, if you are making Melton Mowbray pies or other foods with naming currently protected by EU rules, you need to think again ...

http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/quality/schemes/index_en.htm

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The calm before the storm: AMD's Zen bears down on Intel CPUs

Nano nano

Wrong metaphot ?

" let's just cut to the quick "

Which means cut back to living tissue .... "cut to the chase" ?

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You shrunk the database into a .gz and the app won't work? Sigh

Nano nano

"Shrank"

see above.

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Vodafone: Dear customers. We're sorry we killed your Demon

Nano nano

Re: Still on Demon?

Or number, at any rate !

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'I found the intern curled up on the data centre floor moaning'

Nano nano

Re: What are the odds

They sometimes come as an extra bonus small brown-box package in the main Interocitor kit of parts.

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Nano nano

Re: What are the odds

"drank" ?

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Thailand plans to track non-citizens with their mobile phones

Nano nano

... and does he sell golf-ball detectors to Iran, to use as explosives detectors ?

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Thailand waters down alien-tracking plan

Nano nano

Trackable SIM

But the spiel on the World Service said "tracking the phone - even when turned off" - now how was that going to work - and what if you GPS was off in any case.

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Re: Registration in most countries already

I got a Blau.de SIM in Germany without showing passport ...

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Funny story, this. UK.gov's 'open banking app revolution'. Security experts not a fan of it

Nano nano

Jellybean counters ...

Pretty useless anyway - Banking app (and eg. Barclaycard app) developers only seem to support the latest software version(s) in phones anyway, even though the base functionalities should not change over versions.

So - my phone uses Gingerbread - why withdraw the app that supports that, when to display numbers and text, even Doughnut would do !

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BBC detector vans are back to spy on your home Wi-Fi – if you can believe it

Nano nano

We also get free healthcare - which is anathema to Americans ...

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Nano nano

Re: Pay up and stop moaning you tight bastards

I've never used the Forth rail bridge - and yet my taxes are funding it !!

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Nano nano

It's too late to stem the flow of comments from the Anti-BBC "stop these bastards jailing innocent people" brigade ... but it sounds like some John- Whittingdale-inspired scare story to me.

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Nano nano

Does The Beeb already correlate Sky subscription fees with licence fees - or does Sky already do that for the BBC ?

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Email proves UK boffins axed from EU research in Brexit aftermath

Nano nano

Comment from Theresa May - NOW !?

OK, BoJo ? Gove-ia ? WerrityXXXXXXFox ?

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BlackBerry: Forget phones, Lawsuits In Motion is back – and it's firing off patent claims

Nano nano

Re: Hmmm ...

The old Sony Ericsson "Mini" Android phones circa 2011 had a slide-out keyboard, very good too !

But everyone has gone "pop-tart" format now ...

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Nano nano

Thought they'd sued you into stopping use of the phrase "L.I.M" ...

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HMRC's IR35 tweaks have 90% of UK's IT contractors up in arms

Nano nano

" to clamp down on self-employed workers not paying the correct employment taxes."

Shouldn't that be:

"to make self-employed workers pay the same taxes as if they were employees" ?

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Brit startup adds intelligent search to Amazon storage

Nano nano

"can backup documents" ?

NO.

Can back up documents ....

back up - verb

backup - noun

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Ditch your Macs, Dell tells EMC staff

Nano nano

Apple's OS refuses to run on other hardware.

Other OSs don't mind running on compatible (ie x86) hardware

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Google tells Android's Linux kernel to toughen up and fight off those horrible hacker bullies

Nano nano

Android would be more secure if they allowed phones to update components.

There is no way I am bricking my phone with one of their "Big Bang" updates.

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Argos changes 150 easily guessed drop-off system passwords

Nano nano

Re: Wait a minute

Happens in the UK too - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/30/cuthbert_mckinnon/

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Skyscape rebrands to UKCloud following legal challenge by Sky

Nano nano

"Above us only xxxxxxUKCloud ...."

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Nano nano

What about John Williams' guitar group ?

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Nano nano

A bit like Stelios trying to claim everything containing "easy" ...?

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