* Posts by Nano nano

503 posts • joined 29 Jun 2007


RIP Dr Peuto, Zilog and Sun's bright SPARC

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No mention of the Z80,000 ?

A 32-bit would-be micromini ....

Thanks for all those data-flow warnings, UK.gov. Now let's talk about your own Brexit prep. Yep, just as we thought

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Date synonym .... almost !

Why keep saying "after 29 March"

Much easier to just say "On April Fools' Day" !

(first working day)

Boffin suggests Trappist monk approach for Spectre-Meltdown-grade processor flaws, other security holes: Don't say anything public – zip it

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Capability ..

What price Roger Needham's CAP architecture now .... would have saved us from overflow-type exploits a long time ago ...

US websites block netizens in Europe: Why are they ghosting EU? It's not you, it's GDPR

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Another one


Kubernetes co-founder Joe Beda to kick off our Continuous Lifecycle London conference

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Upstart crow ?

Or Ocelot Uproar ....?

A story of M, a failed retailer: We'll give you a clue – it rhymes with Charlie Chaplin

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Don't forget the tagline ...

"Site of London's Third airport !"

Blockchain study finds 0.00% success rate and vendors don't call back when asked for evidence

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Brexchain ....

'Nuff said ...

It only took Oz govt transformation bods 6 months and $700k to report that blockchain ain't worth the effort

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Who, not where ...

I presume you mean Leonardo of that town .....

Astroboffins spot one of the oldest, coolest stars in the universe lurking in the Milky Way

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Wandering star ?

So: Mercury might be an errant old-star core ....!

Fortnite 'fesses up: New female character's jiggly bits 'unintended' and 'embarrassing'

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coming next ?

Buttock-wobble ?

Yale Weds: Just some system maintenance, nothing to worry about. Yale Thurs: Nobody's smart alarm app works

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But you're ...

Only supposed to blow the bloody doors off !

Trump's axing of cyber czar role has left gaping holes in US defence

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Re: America Fall-Of-Rome moment #101

I presume you meant "Do Svidanye"

HTTPS crypto-shame: TV Licensing website pulled offline

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Re: TV licensing agency

In the UK, we need a "licence" ....

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Re: We take security very seriously

£350m a week for the NHS ...

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Re: We "will briefly" take security very seriously

Momentarily ...

Neutron star crash in a galaxy far, far... far away spews 'faster than light' radio signal jets at Earth

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Re: theory

The kind of "wrong" that would be involved here, would be special cases where it does not hold, not that it was just blanket "false".

'World's favorite airline' favorite among hackers: British Airways site, app hacked for two weeks

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Back of the drawer ...

Or send a cheque ...

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No bonus this year ....

"Under the GDPR, supervisory authorities will be given significantly more powers to enforce compliance and will have the power to impose administrative fines, in the case of an undertaking, of up to 4% of the total worldwide annual turnover of the preceding financial year"

Supermicro wraps crypto-blanket around server firmware to hide it from malware injectors

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No BMC jokes ?

Morris Marina ...

It looks like tech-savvy drivers will have to lead connected car data purge

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Clear personal data ?

Honda CRV has such an option in the Settings menu ...

Trainer regrets giving straight answer to staffer's odd question

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BT sockets

Back in the day of modems, BT would charge for "upgrading" a domestic phone installation to provide a socket suitable for a modem, but would repair a damaged phone connection free and update it with a suitable socket too.

A knowledgeable (ex-GPO) colleague went round applying mains voltage to one of the components in a wired-in phone installations, to allow friends to be upgraded to a socket installation.

Sysadmin cracked military PC’s security by reading the manual

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Electricity meter optical data interface

The "password" for the electricity meter "Flag/1107" optical data interface is crackable with a few Xors ....

Distie bosses tuck 7-figure settlement into Cisco's top pocket

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But say it costs an extra $5 to prevent the device from catching fire, and the EU says "product must not catch fire", then you don't really want the cheaper version from outside the EU ...

Shared, not stirred: GCHQ chief says Europe needs British spies

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Half-eaten cake ....

Oh dear, we'd better send Uncle Nigel and Uncle Jacob round, to explain that Leave Means Leave .....

Dawn spacecraft to get up-close and personal with dwarf planet Ceres

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Cliched phrase

Why is "up close and personal" even a phrase, apart from there having been a film of that name ...?

Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion

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GitHub down - any connection ?

Just saying ....

Agile development exposed as techie superstition

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Re: There were studies ...

A former manager called it the "wooden Indian" method - after the mannequins of Native Americans used in the US to advertise cigarettes.

NASA will send tiny helicopter to Mars

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What boggled me, was the BBC announcement of this, as being a tiny "**unmanned**" helicopter.

What prompted them to say that ? "Drone" would have done ..

Mind you, they should have included a Lego mini-figure, made out of aerogel for weight.

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Spring clean

Well at least it won't have the problem of dust building up on the solar array like earlier vehicles ...

Ugh, of course Germany trounces Blighty for cyber security salaries

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Re: Switzerland

I do not see where the poster said that about the EU. He just said that a racist party (SVP, check their policies) pushed for a referendum to limit freedom of movement.

IT systems still in limbo as UK.gov departments await Brexit policy – MPs

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Re: Excuses Excuses.........

...would be another excuse ....

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Re: Excuses Excuses.........

Remainers stabbed us in the back ....

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Re: Comedy or Tragedy

We are the only ones who will get it ...

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Don't you think that UKIP and Rees-Mogg's so-called European Research Group would have had the time (decades...) to have well-thought-out & Researched answers to all these conundrums ?

Euratom....Galileo ....

Sir Clive Sinclair dragged into ZX Spectrum reboot battle

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Build your own

Farnell website, buy an Arm dev board, small LCD colour screen, some GPIO buttons, open source Speccy emulator. 4 weeks max.

Not in a neat box, admittedly...

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Build your own

Farnell website, buy an Arm dev board, small LCD colour screen, some GPIO buttons, open source Speccy emulator. 4 weeks max.

Not in a nest box, admittedly.

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Sinclair QL... at least some were produced

Whereas this one appear unlikely.

Why not just add some GPIO buttons to a Raspberry Pi ?

TSB's middleware nightmare: Execs grilled on Total Sh*tshow at Bank

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Re: Talk to the techies

Or decamped from Brexit Britain ...

Blighty: If EU won't let us play at Galileo, we're going home and taking encryption tech with us

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Re: Your could always join EU

51:49 should not mean the 51 wins, when we are talking about the future of the country.

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Sauce for goose

And the Brexiters say the EU is "vindictive" ...

'Computer algo' blamed for 450k UK women failing to receive breast screening invite

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Unit test?

'nuff said ...

Brexit in spaaaace! At T-1 year and counting: UK politicos ponder impact

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Re: "Project Fear"

They could join Guido on the pyre each November...

if dev == woman then dont_be(asshole): Stack Overflow tries again to be more friendly to non-male non-pasty coders

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Re: Maybe a silly question, but...

Is it hungry ? - if so, feed.

Is it ill ? - look up symptoms and treat.

Otherwise, pick up, facing you ... take outside sometimes works well too, rock gently side to side.

Leave it to Beaver: Unity is long gone and you're on your GNOME

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Re: More evidence that the Gnome crowd have the Win10 problem:

That happened earlier when Terminal in 16.04 removed the menu and cmd-line options to rename the terminal window.

Amazon: For every dollar of op. profit going into Bezos' pockets, 73 cents came from AWS

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TYPO alert

– in a statement attributed AWS' success TO the seven years it had to figure things out before serious competition arrived.

Skype for Business has nasty habit of closing down… for business

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Oh well, there's always Slack ...

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More is Less ...

That's funny - Skype used to ruin OK for the last 10 years on smaller systems ...

Europe dumps 300,000 UK-owned .EU domains into the Brexit bin

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Re: 361 days until we exit and.......

Well, we were pretty much that as an EU member ...

Imagine you're having a CT scan and malware alters the radiation levels – it's doable

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Do I detect an ideological bias here ? Don't get seriously ill !

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Re: Radiation Safety + MRI

Yes, I think that firewalling is the very least these devices should have ... but there should not really be any suspect kit (eg Win XP running IE8 etc) on the same subnet ...


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