* Posts by anonymous boring coward

2117 posts • joined 21 Jan 2015

Adi Shamir visa snub: US govt slammed after the S in RSA blocked from his own RSA conf

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So... USA relies on RSA encryption to a large extent, but one of the inventors and founders of RSA isn't allowed into the USA?

Dohhh...

SPOILER alert, literally: Intel CPUs afflicted with simple data-spewing spec-exec vulnerability

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Re: Access control and process scheduling issue

Are you claiming things were safer before we had MMUs?

Northern UK smart meter rollout is too slow, snarls MPs' committee

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A meter to let anyone, at home, see how their consumption is, fine! (I have a couple of those).

A "meter" to let the company bill you based on unproven technology and turn off your power remotely? Don't think so.

So, thanks, but no thanks.

Bloke thrown in the cooler for eight years after 3D-printing gun to dodge weapon ban

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Exceptionally good at self incrimination.

Return of the audio format wars and other money-making scams

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I won't read all of that, but why would you use a "CD audio ripper" to record LPs?

Why does that website take forever to load? Clues: Three syllables, starts with a J, rhymes with crock of sh...

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"If the web seems slow, blame third-party advertising and analytics scripts."

And I hear that bears sh*t in the woods.

Bad news for WannaCry slayer Marcus Hutchins: Judge rules being young, hungover, and in a strange land doesn't obviate evidence

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Meanwhile, in the White House, there is a certifiable maniac threatening the planet...

Siri, how do you wipe that smug smile from Qualcomm's face? Apple wins patent skirmish with chip nemesis

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Looking at those patents I can only feel a bit sick. I hate these type of patents that try to patent either something that any half-decent designer can come up with in an afternoon, or cover plenty of prior art.

You got a smart speaker but you're worried about privacy. First off, why'd you buy one? Secondly, check out Project Alias

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I'd feel light a right plonker trying to talk to my stuff.

Apart from the privacy issues, I mean.

Apple yoinks enterprise certs from Facebook, Google, killing internal apps, to show its power

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Re: Is the same as the OAuth 'Screw' scenario

I don't think that was the issue here, do you?

Besides, Apple gets 30% of the app's selling price, so I don't think they worry too much about apps being too popular.

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Re: Seems to me that FB and Google got caught with their hands in the cookie jar

"allowing a browser which doesn't use the OS engine (and you wonder why.... maybe it does collect some data?)"

There's no mystery about this one.

1) Impossible to guarantee any kind of safety with a separate browser.

2) Impossible to guarantee any kind of performance (battery life, etc).

iPhone and iPad users are better off they way it is.

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"Developers of iOS apps have no way to distribute unvetted apps apart from releasing app code as open source so other iOS developers can build and install such projects on their own gear."

That's a good thing. The keyword here is "unvetted".

Smaller tech firms just aren't ready for a no-deal Brexit, MPs told

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Re: Taking Back Control!

"Food prices are cheaper outside the EU."

Where?

Where do we live?

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Re: Inadaquacy and disagreement

"Not closed at all, just requiring more paperwork."

Very often that actually does mean "closed".

Don't fool yourself.

I studied hard, I trained for years. Yay, now I'm an astronaut in space. Argggh, leukemia!

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Re: Cause and Effect

I doubt a smelly ISS would be sterile. But at least it's a limited environment.

Apple: You can't sue us for slowing down your iPhones because you, er, invited us into, uh, your home... we can explain

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It's obviously a law firm trying to drag lawyering into the IT age somehow.

Probably very little to do with Apple as such.

Why hasn't Apply just installed an option to ignore battery wear and let the CPU go full tilt regardless? Or have they?

Raspberry Pi Foundation says its final farewells to 40nm with release of Compute Module 3+

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Re: Good & Bad news

I've lost count of my RPis, but this article is about some pug-in card. Presumably for some embedded application. Bit too much for most people to try to use.

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"It's the size of a DDR2-SODIMM and will happily plug into a DDR2-SODIMM connector"

How weird/stupid is that?

Apple: Trust us, we've patented parts of Swift, and thus chunks of other programming languages, for your own good

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Re: SUN once said the the same positive things about Java Patents and licensing structure

Good one...

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Re: SUN once said the the same positive things about Java Patents and licensing structure

I disagree, as people downvote just because they are lazy -not because they can find any valid counter arguments.

As you'll notice, I haven't downvoted you merely because I disagree on a minor point.

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Re: SUN once said the the same positive things about Java Patents and licensing structure

"2 thumbs up & 9 thumbs down"

Oh, the irony!

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Re: SUN once said the the same positive things about Java Patents and licensing structure

Downvotes typically mean people don't like what you say, even if they can't explain why you are supposedly wrong. Basically, it doesn't fit in with their simplified world view.

Never pay any attention to them.

Attention all British .eu owners: Buy dotcom domains and prepare to sue, says UK govt

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Re: Wow, it's almost...

" a 1.2 million majority"

6 feet under now.

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Re: were not allowed to vote, even though decision affected them massively

"Why should he?"

Because he promised to?

This isn't just about how the old country operates.

As long as you are a citizen of the country you should be allowed to vote.

Now some idiot flipping a coin, or listening to Farage lies, gets to vote, but you and others who will be massively affected aren't allowed to vote.

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Re: were not allowed to vote, even though decision affected them massively

"As to my job, I work for a US corporation that is so fed up with EU rules"

Oh, well. Explains a lot.

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Re: were not allowed to vote, even though decision affected them massively

You are a UK citizen living in EU and want UK to leave?

That’s lunacy.

50 years ago: NASA blasts off the first humans to experience a lunar close encounter

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Re: Less computing power than a smartphone? Really?

A lot, lot less, of course.

Our demands for precision regarding weather forecasting have increased massively. Otherwise we could probably do them on an iPad.

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At least Apollo had the abort stage on top of the capsule, unlike the shuttle death trap.

Mark Zuckerberg did everything in his power to avoid Facebook becoming the next MySpace – but forgot one crucial detail…

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Re: Good article. Assuming TheRegister is clean with our data.

How does it feel to have president who can barely string together a sentence, and has no hope in hell of delivering a whole paragraph from a speech without fanning out into weird rants?

Haven’t you noticed that all normal people have left his administration?

May is bat-shit crazy too, so don’t bother replying with her as an example.

A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace

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I suggest using a sacrificial drone that blows up itself as well as the offending drone. Some lightweight shrapnel with low terminal velocity should be used.

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Re: Special powers

I have loads of knifes. Mostly in the kitchen, but some in the garage.

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Re: No gumption

I have yet to see a mobile phone with a 600mm lens.

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Re: No gumption

Theres no risk with Brexit.

It’s dead certain to be idiotic.

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Re: How about a high power laser burst ?

Pedofiles typically advertise as such.

Especially intelligent people understands this.

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Re: How about a high power laser burst ?

What about marriage?

Apple yanks iPhones from sale in Germany – and maybe China, too – amid Qualcomm spat

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“Cupertino idiot-tax operation“

You don’t have to show your Apple hate in every single article.

MAMR Mia – it's not just WD: Toshiba's popped to the microwave too

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Re: Do not use near microwave over.

I think that's probably true even today.

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Imnpressive!

I thought they packed pretty tightly already!

In case you're not already sick of Spectre... Boffins demo Speculator tool for sniffing out data-leaking CPU holes

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"SplitSpectre is a proof-of-concept built from Speculator, the team's automated CPU bug-discovery tool, which the group plans to release as open-source software."

Thanks a bunch!

Can't you just run it and tell the CPU manufacturers what you have found?

How is this better than releasing viruses in the wild?

YouTube fight gets dirty: Kids urged to pester parents over Article 13

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Re: Isn't it bad?

You can legally rip your own CDs in most countries. And morally you can do it in all countries. As long as it's for your own use.

There is no slippery slope argument here. Pay and you are entitled. Don't pay and you'll follow the rules.

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Re: "Intellectual property is a "right" only insofar as the law says it is"

What makes you think they got it right in the 18th century, and we must be wrong now?

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Re: "Intellectual property is a "right" only insofar as the law says it is"

Youtube is a mega corporation (owned by Alphabet which is basically Google),.

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Re: Perhaps we should

Yeah, well, they weren't obliged to go down any particular route.

And you or anyone else aren't entitled to anything.

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Re: The legal text

Can't see anything wrong with that.

That Youtube doesn't want to spend the money is their problem.

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Re: Maybe copyright itself is an idea whose time has been and gone?

Perhaps exaggerating a bit?

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Youtube are leeches, pretty much.

Not that much better than Pirate Bay, or whatever Dot Com was doing.

Typical of them to start moaning about having to take a bit of responsibility.

Has science gone too far? Now boffins dream of shining gigantic laser pointer into space to get aliens' attention

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Big sign: FOOD HERE!!! --->

Web Foundation launches internet hippie manifesto: 'We've lost control of our data, it is being used against us'

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"As a young physicist at CERN, Sir Tim saw that valuable information was being trapped within institutions… Sir Tim gave the technology of the web to the world for free."

Wasn't it CERN paying his salary? So CERN gave it away for free, just like the actual TCP/IP protocol comes from DARPA.

30 spies dead after Iran cracked CIA comms network with, er, Google search – new claim

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Re: Face facts

"Should have used crooked Hillary's email server"

Some kind of Ironic posting? Or do you sit stuck in front of Fox Propaganda all day?

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"Still there, still in use as classrooms. They were put up as a temporary measure while I attended, to allow the decoration/refit of another area."

Which is why I have so much confidence in the politicians. I'm sure Brexit will be a resounding success... If we can only push through the initial famine.

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