* Posts by Nano nano

482 posts • joined 29 Jun 2007

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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 ....

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

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cutting

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 ...

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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 .....

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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 ...?

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

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GitHub down - any connection ?

Just saying ....

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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.

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NASA will send tiny helicopter to Mars

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WTF

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 ...

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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.

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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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Preparedness

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 ....

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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 ?

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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 ...

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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" ...

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

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Unit test?

'nuff said ...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Slackers

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 ...

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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 ...

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Brexitosity

No doubt the Brexiters will proclaim this is all Fear, we can change "frictionlessly" to .commonwealth or .britishempire ...

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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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Re: The next russian spy story

(N)"MRI" does not deliver ionising radiation ...

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Re: OMFG!

The "attack surface" is big .... there are lots of people "trying things" ...

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NMRI is CT ...

Of course, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a "computed tomography technology".

Hence the distinction should really be between X-ray CT and NMR CT.

I should get out more, but I belong in Private Eye's pedant's corner ...

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No password? No worries! Two new standards aim to make logins an API experience

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Always true ...

authenticate.c:

int main(int argc, char * argv [])

{

return 0; /* non-error return code */

}

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Not one, but 20,000 black holes hiding in Milky Way's heart

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Re: Thie "dark matter" business is strange. I keep thinking of Occam's razor

The simpler "answer" does not account for observed behaviour ...

" At the edges of most galaxies, stars orbit so quickly that they should be flung away. The fact that they don’t implies that these galaxies have far more mass than we can see, and the gravity of that extra mass – dark matter – holds them together."

NOTE - "at the edges"

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2165111-weve-spotted-a-weird-galaxy-thats-missing-all-its-dark-matter/

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Re: On the flip side

Nice series of videos - one about black holes ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-P5IFTqB98

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Apple, if you want to win in education, look at what sucks about iPads

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One app to rule them all ...?

Surely one solution would be to take a "Citrix"/network computer type of app which just provided a front end to a local educational server providing the required managed apps and resources ...

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Are Android tablets any better (eg Samsung ...)

As subject ....

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'Every little helps'... unless you want email: Tesco to kill free service

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Déjà ...

Just like Freeserve ... and so it goes ...

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O2 wolfs down entire 4G spectrum as pals fiddle with their shiny 5G band

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Empire

Goodness, do[es] the UK / UK companies own *any* of its infrastructure these days .... thought O2 was BT at one point ...

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Intel admits a load of its CPUs have Spectre v2 flaw that can't be fixed

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Let us choose

Not everyone needs CPU-level fixes anyway.

I'd be happy with an OS update allowing selected process (-trees ?) to run in KPTI mode as required ... or conversely for some applications, NOT run ....

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2001 set the standard for the next 50 years of hard (and some soft) sci-fi

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Re: Forbidden Planet

Actually, having re-watched an episode of "Space Patrol", I noted several points that seem to have "jumped" into Star Trek ! Pointy-eared logical aliens, "I'm a scientist, not a ...." etc.

Roddenberry must have seen some episodes

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Meltdown's Linux patches alone add big load to CPUs, and that's just one of four fixes

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Exceptions to every rule ...

So could we have a (privileged) means of running processes in a non-KPTI environment ?

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FCA 'gold-plates' EU rule, hits BYOD across entire UK finance sector

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Gold-plated foot-dragging

The UK also has a reputation for foot-dragging in most environmental and rights legislation ...!

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Your connection is not Brexit... we mean private: UK Tory party lets security cert expire

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Too many experts ...

Clearly, Gove sacked the bod(s) responsible ...

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It gets worse: Microsoft’s Spectre-fixer wrecks some AMD PCs

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So: Unplug network, Create restore point, Re-enable network, Install patch ...

perhaps ...?

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Here come the lawyers! Intel slapped with three Meltdown bug lawsuits

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Capability Needham

Looks like Roger Needham's (+ Bjarne Stroustrup) Capability architecture should get another bite at the cherry ?!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAP_computer

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Re: We have only ourselves to blame

Itanium had a x86-32 compatibility mode which allowed x86-32 code to run, albeit more slowly than might be expected at that clock speed. I had an Itanium desktop system in 2000 on which I ran IA64 and IA32 code and benchmarks ...

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A minister for GDS? Don't talk digital pony

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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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