* Posts by Joe Bryant

7 posts • joined 2 Jul 2015

Forget Game of Thrones as Android ransomware infects TVs

Joe Bryant

Re: Killing TVs, a step too far

Maybe only apps that have passed some kind of safety check (and have a signature to prove it) could be allowed to have admin rights? That way, for example, only Samsung-certified apps are allowed to have admin rights on a Samsung TV.

Arrests for 'offensive' Twitter and Facebook messages up by a third

Joe Bryant

Re: Power Mad

The explanation was pretty simple - the guy texted the wrong number, and the person who received the message passed it onto police. Nothing sinister about it.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/jun/03/terrorism.world

Good thing this dev quit. I'd have fired him. Out of a cannon. Into the sun

Joe Bryant

Re: #define spel spell

Probably to maintain compatibility with existing external code that expects the old, wrong spelling.

Joe Bryant

#define spel spell

I'm pretty sure that when I dealt with Microsoft's own SNMP library, it had a header file that used #define to make up for the fact that someone at some point had named something ELAMENT instead of ELEMENT.

GENUINE STARSHIP as used by PRINCESS LEIA sold for just $450k

Joe Bryant

Re: It's a bargain

I think Space: 1999 came out while they were making Star Wars, and they felt the ship looked too much like Space: 1999's Eagle transports, so they changed it for the round design we're familiar with.

Let's all binge on Blake’s 7 and help save the BBC ... from itself

Joe Bryant

Re: Blake's 7

So it's her fault there's no apostrophe?

Amazon just wrote a TLS crypto library in only 6,000 lines of C code

Joe Bryant

Re: OpenSSL

These days, compilers can write assembler better than humans can.

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