* Posts by jgarbo

112 posts • joined 3 Jun 2013

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Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't

jgarbo

Re: My wishlist

So, after all the praise of iPhone, which is still catching up with my old Note 4, I guess I'll wait. Free apps, super pix & vid with image stabilization, conferencing, modifying docs & drawings with the S-pen, replaceable battery & cards, two days between charges. Alas, can't scuba while conferencing. Damn.

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Monkey selfie case settles for a quarter of future royalties

jgarbo

Re: Interesting principles behind this

Very nice point of law. Now go for a swim in North Australia and debate law with the next Saltie or Bull Shark you meet.

"I'm also a an animal, so we can share these resources for our mutual benefit. What do you say?"

"Gulp"...

These idiots don't get it. Daniel can't lie down with the lion. Unless the lion has just eaten a zebra. Otherwise Dan's the entree.

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jgarbo

Re: Doctor Syntax

Forget the syntax. The monkey's a thief. He didn't ask permission to use the camera, so he has no rights to the photos. Did he sign a release for that selfie? Cannot be used commercially. Court adjourned.

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Linus Torvalds' lifestyle tips for hackers: Be like me, work in a bathrobe, no showers before noon

jgarbo

Re: One word springs to mind

Only If she or he agrees.

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jgarbo

Re: One word springs to mind

You obviously live alone. Or your zoo mates are tolerant.

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Everybody without Android Oreo vulnerable to overlay attack

jgarbo

Re: "will need updating" @Aodhhan

See my post above. My Samsung Note 4 gets very frequent updates. I chose a 4, not a 5, because you can still change the battery. I tend to use phones till they die of old age.

HTH

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jgarbo

Re: "will need updating"

Am I just lucky? My Note 4 gets full updates (300MB+) every month or so. Takes 30-40 min. Maybe this is only for the Note. Anyone else noticed?

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Salesforce sacks two top security engineers for their DEF CON talk

jgarbo

Re: Hold on a second....

Undisclosed NDA bars them from commenting on company business?

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It's August 2017 and your Android gear can be pwned by, oh look, just patch the things

jgarbo
Happy

Re: which will post their own updates in time, hopefully.

Same here. Monthly, bi-monthly at most, security & app upgrades to my Note 4. Does expensive kit get "premium" service?

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jgarbo
Happy

Same here. Monthly, bi-monthly at most, security & app upgrades to my Note 4. Does expensive kit get "premium" service?

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€100 'typewriter' turns out to be €45,000 Enigma machine

jgarbo
Boffin

Re: There is quite a bit of that floating around Eastern Europe

Seems your friend pinched the quote from Hungarian Michael Curtiz, director of Casablanca, on the set of Romance on the High Seas.

...[berating David Niven during an on-set argument] You think you know fuck everything and I know fuck nothing. Well, let me tell you, I know fuck all!!

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Slower US F-35A purchases piles $27bn onto total fighter jet bill

jgarbo

Which explains the Russians equipping their fighters with cannons as well as rockets. What happens when the US jets run out of rockets?

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jgarbo
Black Helicopters

Re: Sea Gripen

You're forgetting Britain's masters. They say buy this overpriced crap and the Brits say how many? End of story.

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No H-1B visas? No problem, we'll offshore says Tech Mahindra

jgarbo

Or do it the way the Thais do for expats. The minimum salary must be higher than an equivalent Thai - and the expat must be taxed on that salary (even if he/she works for less) and the company must pay full payroll tax & insurance. Also, of course, the hiring company must disclose last five years of tax and prove that a Thai cannot do the work, and must employ seven Thais for each foreign worker . Working in Thailand is rather difficult for a foreigner.

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Chipotle: Hackers did to our registers what our burritos did to your colon

jgarbo
Big Brother

Another reason I always pay cash wherever possible. No paper trail, and often a 5% discount for cash. Cards are surveillance bait.

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Samsung Galaxy S8+: Seriously. What were they thinking?

jgarbo

Re: With the Samsung Galaxy 8 implementation - yes.

Well, deary, you don't get out much do you?

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jgarbo

Re: Hahahaha!

Yep, the head of MI6 tells me he always uses iris recognition when ordering coffee from Starbucks, just to be safe. The Russkies, you know.

Children, you're not guarding the crown jewels. It's just a communicator.

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jgarbo

Re: Hahahaha!

Right! My Note 4's finger print thingy likes blow dried fingers, so I use the 9 dots puzzle thingy. Takes ~ 2 secs to open. Who's got such precious secrets on a phone? Keep them in safety deposit box at your bank.

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jgarbo
Boffin

Re: Pugh Pugh Barney Mcgrew ...

A poisonous snake or a venomous one? As for Samsung stuff, I'll be sticking to my amazing Note 4 for the foreseeable future. My office away from home.

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

jgarbo
Coat

Re: Risk Management

So, are we back to a socially engineered vector? Some fool opened a nasty attachment or porn pic? So, alert, disciplined staff could have stopped this attack? Just asking.

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jgarbo
Linux

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

Still say more secure OS is costly, after the ransom demands? I'm surprised any "mission critical" [expensive to fix] ops aren't running a *nix OS instead of amateur hour MS.

My kids run Linux just for email & browsing - with only "user" privileges. Oh, and it's free. Where did I go wrong, not buying MS?

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jgarbo

Social engineering?

So this malware still relies on human error - opening an infected attachment? It cannot "jump" into a system from outside unless "invited"? Seems only careless (or stressed) people get infected.

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jgarbo

Re: What the I don't even

How does the thing install itself, change the registry when opened/activated by a (common) user, not admin?

(I'm a Linuxer, so I don't know if ordinary users can install apps on Windows)

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jgarbo

Re: How bad will it get...?

What use would it be "buying the tools to keep them off the market"? They're not crowbars. They're code. They've already been copied a dozen times for further use.

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jgarbo

How bad can it get...?

What use would it be "buying the tools to keep them off the market"? They're not crowbars. They're code. They've already been copied a dozen times for further use.

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Dormant Linux kernel vulnerability finally slayed

jgarbo

Re: Slayed?

Don't you just love English irregular verbs, shortcut to babbling insanity.

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jgarbo
Facepalm

Re: Slayed?

No, not slain. He meant "sleighed", you know, taken for a ride.

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PC repair chap lets tech support scammer log on to his PC. His Linux PC

jgarbo

Re: For the phone scammers ...

My strategy, too, especially cold callers.

"Really? That's sounds very interesting. Just a minute".....and let the bastard dangle for five minutes while I get a beer. Never had a call back.

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Facebook is abusive. It's time to divorce it

jgarbo
Holmes

Re: Welcome to the real world....

NOTHING is free on the internet? Au contraire, mon brave. I roam everywhere, perch where I like and pay not a penny. Totally anonymous or aliased, never get spam, ads, requests, nothing but still communicate with whom I want.

I followed Zuck's advice at the beginning of his little venture: 'Only a fcuking idiot would put their personal details on Facebook.' He warned you.

YMMV

Ciao

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jgarbo

Re: Just say NO to Social Media sites/apps

Ever consider that Facebook *was* their life? Nothing to get back to.

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US Air Force networks F-15 and F-22 fighters – in flight!

jgarbo
Coat

F 35 multi-role thingy

I hear they make good scare crows but I reckon they'd make interesting garden gnomes.

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Hard numbers: The mathematical architectures of Artificial Intelligence

jgarbo
Pirate

The binary caption in the Headline graphic

It translates as "to rip up, cut out" - in Mandarin Chinese: 㓬 ! Is this some fiendish Oriental trick?

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Apple blames air for iPhone 6S's narcolepsy

jgarbo

You're thinking Note 7, a few battery problems. My (old) Note 4 & wife's Note 5 have no problems and she runs hers down to 5% (business use).

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Microsoft sparks new war with Google with, er, $999+ lappies for kids

jgarbo

Exactly. Kids tend to like bright, primary colors, whereas old fogies go for dull pastels. A youngster choosing gray is a warning sign...

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jgarbo

Re: reason Chromebooks are doing well

"Now Microsoft wants to grab ad placement data, and still wants to charge billions to buy the software."

Well, as Bill tells 'Lindy over dinner, "Honey, there's one born every minute." And so far, he's been right.

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jgarbo

Oh, so true, Captain. I won't buy anything green, even lettuce.

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jgarbo
Childcatcher

Teachers are NOT techies.

But teachers must know their teaching materials, ie lappies the kids are using, well enough to solve minor problems in class.

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Sysadmin 'trashed old bosses' Oracle database with ticking logic bomb'

jgarbo

Re: Conversion?

Picked up and put down in the same place? No intent to steal only to (unlawfully?) use.

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jgarbo
Happy

Re: Conversion?

Not if you asked me nicely for the hammer...

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Leaked NSA point-and-pwn hack tools menace Win2k to Windows 8

jgarbo
Linux

Re: Pays to be running Windows 10

Yep. A real OS, tight and running only essential services. Twenty yrs, so far no detected intrusions.

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jgarbo
WTF?

Re: Pays to be running Windows 10

And for your next non-sequitur? Sponge cake piracy?

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Boffins reveal how to pour a perfect glass of wine with no drips. First step, take a diamond...

jgarbo
Pint

My teapot in Japan in the 1970s had a grooved spout to stop the "English Tea syndrome". Never spilt a drop. For wine, do what any good waiter knows: at the end of the pour, twist the bottle to show the beautiful label to the customer (or the client) and absorb that last drop. No spillage.

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Radioactive leak riddle: Now Team America sniffs Europe's skies for iodine isotope source

jgarbo
Facepalm

Earthquake test of pipelines

Seems that I-131 is used for testing pipelines for leakage, a precaution taken after an earthquake in Italy, then one off Norway. Standard protocol. The bigger mystery is why this is being played up as yet another nefarious Russian cover up and not just ordinary "news".

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As Microsoft touts Windows Insider for biz, let's take a look at W10's broken 2FA logins

jgarbo
FAIL

Time for change

Maybe it's time for Microsoft to try another business. Considering their track record & attitude, selling used cars looks about right.

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Rap for crap WhatsApp trap flap: Yack yack app claptrap slapped

jgarbo
Big Brother

Re: Ah, the Grauniad

Beg to differ. The Groin has become a blatant establishment tool, or better put by Off-Guardian, "Robin to MI5's Batman". I hope the implications stop at names.

https://off-guardian.org/2016/11/01/guardian-plays-robin-to-mi5s-batman/

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jgarbo
Facepalm

So the Groin is consistent, as they advertise.

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AI can now tell if you're a criminal or not

jgarbo
Terminator

Vindicated!

So, Charles Manson's innocent? Knew it all the time. Polanski did it.

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Britain must send its F-35s to Italy for heavy overhauls, decrees US

jgarbo
Pirate

The Russians are loving this...

... totally screwed war fighting debacle. "Sorry, Ivan, can't fight today. Engines not back from Italy. Next week perhaps?"

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Windows 10 a failure by Microsoft's own metric – it won't hit one billion devices by mid-2018

jgarbo
Linux

Re: "run MS Office"

Using Linux Mint 17.3 (for ease) and LibreOffice 5.0, which handles MSOffice stuff seamlessly now. No viruses (if you download from certified repos), no crashes, auto updates of everything (asks politely first). Talks straight to my Note 4 and syncs. Just works. Oh, and it's all free. Why Windows?

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McCain: Come to my encryption hearing. Tim Cook: No, I'm good. McCain: I hate you, I hate you, I hate you

jgarbo
Devil

Re: Boo fucking hoo.

How could you ever respect a person who blocked repatriation of fellow Vietnam POWs he was afraid would reveal his treachery? He left them to rot to save his slimy hide.

http://polidics.com/ethics/fellow-pows-say-john-mccain-was-a-coward-and-a-traitor-in-viet-nam.html

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