* Posts by knelmes

18 posts • joined 2 Jan 2015

DNAaaahahaha: Twins' 23andMe, Ancestry, etc genetic tests vary wildly, surprising no one

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Why use twins? Why not just submit the same DNA twice under different names?

Google to yoink apps with an unauthorized Call Log or SMS habit from Android Play Store

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Re: Not nearly far enough.

There's a very good reason for apps that don't need access to contacts to request it. It lets you know that you shouldn't be installing it.

Google Chrome: HTTPS or bust. Insecure HTTP D-Day is tomorrow, folks

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Re: Two wrongs don't make a right

"And it's no good telling people Letsencrypt certificates are free while also telling them that if they aren't paying for something then they are the product."

I don't think that's the case with the EFF backed letsencrypt. Is it?

Microsoft to lock out Windows RDP clients if they are not patched against hijack bug

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Re: But only if the setting is set

Exactly, it's not a problem - the article makes it sound like a huge problem. Came here for confirmation of how I was reading the documentation.

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Re: But only if the setting is set

But as I said above:

"The change to mitigated will still allow unpatched clients to access RD services. From the table in the documentation, in the row for 'Mitigated':

"Client applications that use CredSSP will not be able to fall back to insecure versions."

"Services that use CredSSP will accept unpatched clients."

So clients won't be able to connect to unpatched servers, right? But servers will still allow unpatched clients unless the server is set to 'Force updated clients'. Which MS aren't planning on doing."

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But only if the setting is set to 'Force Updated Clients' right? Which Microsoft aren't setting by default? Which would make the headline and first line incorrect?

Honestly trying to work this out.

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Instead of the thumb down could you explain why I'm wrong?

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WTF?

Re: Enough is enough

Ugh, I hate anti-vaxxers.

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OK, am I being stupid? The change to mitigated will still allow unpatched clients to access RD services. From the table in the documentation, in the row for 'Mitigated':

"Client applications that use CredSSP will not be able to fall back to insecure versions."

"Services that use CredSSP will accept unpatched clients."

So clients won't be able to connect to unpatched servers, right? But servers will still allow unpatched clients unless the server is set to 'Force updated clients'. Which MS aren't planning on doing. Which makes the opening line complete round objects.

On her microphone's secret service: How spies, anyone can grab crypto keys from the air

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Re: Ok then

Yeah, but nowhere near enough. Even fanless systems tend to rely on hot air rising and being replaced with cooler air. Thread here about why a computer in a vacuum would be bad: http://www.overclock.net/t/553182/computer-in-a-vacuum

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Re: Ok then

"its cold up there so we dont need a stupid gamer case to cool it."

Relying on space being 'cold' for cooling means with no air molecules for convection to work the processors would boil away pretty fast

Google Chromecast 2015: Puck-on-a-string fun ... why not, for £30?

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Casting entire screen from Windows

"This makes for a decent means to mirror, say, a Google Docs presentation from your laptop screen to a big TV or projector, but you’re limited to browser-viewed content."

Not really true, unless it's been removed - http://www.alphr.com/network-media-streamers/1000135/how-to-use-chromecast-to-stream-anything-from-your-laptop-or-pc

The Breakfast (Table) of Champions: Micro Machines

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Had some great times playing this in my 20s, emulated on a chipped original Xbox, as a drinking game. Just dug out our complex rules for it, bought back good memories. I even owned micromachinesdrinkinggame.co.uk for a year or 2.

HP arranges boardroom deck chairs as The Big Split looms

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"HP will legally separate to become HP Inc (PCs and printers) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (the rest of the portfolio)."

That's not going to be confusing at all...

Remember Impero, the school software biz that went ape over a vuln? Someone's got revenge

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Re: Has the flaw actually been fixed?

No, they claim it has in the current version via a patch.

Microsoft scrambles to kill Live.fi man-in-the-middle diddle

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If you see an open car window, is it ok for you to reach through and nick the radio?

Google MURDERS Google Code, orders everyone out to GitHub and co

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"SourceForge, similarly, has an import service"

Please don't suggest that people use that crapware slinging service.

30 years ago today, the first commercial UK 'mobile' phone call was made

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Re: not the first network

"Kinda makes the whole article a lie."

Or you could actually read the article:

"It wasn’t the first mobile system in the UK, there was a Carphone Radio service called Band 3, but that was push-to-talk and all calls had to go through an operator."

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