* Posts by G_R

11 posts • joined 28 Oct 2013

Chip and SKIM: How dodgy crypto can leave shoppers open to fraud

G_R

Yeah - but it's lot of trouble to compromise one card. A lot easier to look over someones shoulder for the PIN and then nick the card......

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You can play Flappy Bird on a POINT OF SALE TERMINAL

G_R

Flappy Bird

@ stucs201 - surely a critical point is that there is only one key used, the Enter key. That is not a security critical key. Unless I'm missing something (please jump in...) there is no compromise of the rest of the keypad. So there is no way to capture PINs - at least not from the keypad. Being able to play Flappy Bird is very nice and fun and I'm sure the MWR guys had a blast doing it, but a real security vulnerability, I can't see one here...?

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Battle of Bletchley Park: TNMOC chief calls for review of museums' Mexican standoff

G_R

Hutton

Perhaps there should be another Hutton enquiry - no, wait a minute....

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Bletchley Park spat 'halts work on rare German cipher machine'

G_R

Every El Reg reader can help - go and make a donation - it's better for you than a packet of fags/ couple of pints of beer/ {fill in your own private vice}/

http://www.tnmoc.org/support/make-donation

Yes, another anonymous coward, I know.....

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BAFFLING power cockup halts NASA's nuclear Mars tank Curiosity

G_R

Maybe just switch it off and on again....

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Your kids' chances of becoming programmers? ZERO

G_R

Re: Sir

yummm, 2112's a cookin'....

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G_R

Re: 6502/6809's rool btw...

ah yes, and the much lamented (and somewhat pointless) 68008 a la Sinclair QL.....

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G_R

Spot - on (6502/6809's rool btw...)

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The Raspberry Pi: Is it REALLY the saviour of British computing?

G_R

Re: Language not platform

Indeed not - but I don't want the hassle of doing it....and my point was that a BBC Micro user didn't have the hassle of doing it either. Really BASIC was just an example - the Pi (to me at least, and ok I was brought up with a D2 kit and assembler (ahem...that is, a while back...)) is a bit of a faff to get going as a programming environment as it is shipped......

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G_R

Language not platform

I would argue that the thing that made computers like the BBC Micro and Commodore PET accesible was the BASIC interpreter. Power the machine up and pow - you can start coding immediately, run the code and see what happens. It doesn't do what you want, fiddle with some lines and run it again. When you are just starting out that's what you want to do - get stuck in and working.

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