* Posts by fredsmith999

10 posts • joined 10 May 2015

Get root on an OS X 10.10 Mac: The exploit is so trivial it fits in a tweet

fredsmith999

Well, next time I'm bored in the shopping centre I can have some fun in the apple store...

Security gurus deliver coup de grace to US govt's encryption backdoor demands

fredsmith999

But encryption is only useful against NSA. (Or on wireless.) If you have a wired network and you send your credit card number to a site without encryption, the chances of being intercepted by a criminal are tiny. Anderson said in Security Engineering that SSL was insisted on because of hysteria and that eavesdropping on conversations is rather hard if you don't have isp access.

Apple apes Microsoft with iPhone BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH

fredsmith999

iOS really windoze 95

Ha ha, we all thought the glitzy graphics were layered on a nicked mach/bsd kernel. Now we now Apple were even lazier: it's just windows under there. CE?

Cinnamon 2.6 – a Linux desktop for Windows XP refugees

fredsmith999

They stuck with Ubuntu 14.04 for 2 years?

Have i fallen asleep for a year? Is it 2016? Is it the year of linux on the desktop yet?

SourceForge accused of shackling GIMP in kinky adware

fredsmith999

abandonware

There are still gimp developers? The program is great but to be useful for work it needs the new features that have been promised for several years: adjustment layers, more than 8 bits per channel. These were promised about 2010. Really grateful but will there ever be another version?

Tor kills cloud-bundling bridge software because nobody will maintain it

fredsmith999

Cant they get tor users to use their absurdly generous 1 year aws trials to speed it up for free

So what would the economic effect of leaving the EU be?

fredsmith999

After 30 years, the difference between, say, 2% a year and 2.2% would have become enormous

fredsmith999

Re: Harry

My point was that 'supranational' standards are good. Why aren't you against the iso?

fredsmith999

Re: Harry

Missing an even bigger reason. How could we trade freely with Europe if our stuff doesn't meet their (safety) standards? We would still have to follow their standards even outside: that's what Switzerland, etc. do.

Regardless of whether you realise the sense of coordinating these things so that each eu member doesn't need their own re-invented-wheel standards: its 99% of what the eu actually does: uk civil servants would be doing it otherwise but that would be stupid.

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