* Posts by tiggity

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Careful with this latest Microsoft release – tug too hard on the threads and it tends to unravel

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IT Angle

There's scope for a good article on programmable knitting machines (some of the top end ones are very impressive). Especially given Jacquard loom punch card (for "programming" the loom) was known to Babbage and he wanted to use them to store programs .. and I recall using punched cards to program on a PDP-11 when a schoolkid)

The fastest, most secure browser? Microsoft Edge apparently

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Quite a few points diference on phishy flagging so maybe all the Windows data slurp has some use in helping them spot phishing sites better

My main concern with browsers is ability to install addons to protect my privacy / increase my security as malware laden ads my main concern as they can occur on "legit" sites.

Most browsers seem to be making it harder and harder to do basics e.g. granular cookie & JS permissions without having to use an addon / tinker with "here be dragons" config files.

A useful study would be what browser is best with appropriate "lockdown" tools added.

Bulk surveillance is always bad, say human rights orgs appealing against top Euro court

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Bigger haystacks with lots of pins

Can make finding the target needle harder with added distraction of lots more "pins" (false positives).

In the UK there have been plenty of cases of "X was known to the security services" - where X committed a terrorist act, this includes cases where warning came from the local community of X (OK, sometimes accusations can be malicious due to personal / business reasons, but need looking at thoroughly just in case) as surprise, surprise (taking one community example) not all Muslims are extremists and so will report someone who seems to be a bit ISIS or whatever. Given the UK security services are not bursting at the seams with people who could most easily act undercover in Islamic terror circles (BAME likely to have an easier time than a "white", whereas back in the day with Irish terrorism, infiltration (e.g. stakeknife), turning etc. was far easier given the ethnicity, cultural background and language skills of most of security services).

I'm of the opinion that already the security services are already overwhelmed with "chatter" and most likely benefit of "log it all" will be in investigations in the aftermath of an "uncaught" terrorist event.

Maybe a bit more focus on HUMINT rather than SIGINT

Dixons Carphone smarting from £440m loss as it writes down goodwill on mobile biz

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Our household phone purchases are purely to replace phones that breakdown / get stolen.

No need for latest & greatest phone, just one fit for purpose (so on last purchase one of the must haves was a "proper" headphone socket, so a bonus was lots of over hyped & over priced phones instantly off the long list)

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Times change

A long time ago their name meant something, but to a whole swathe of younger UKers "carphone" draws a blank

.. and Warehouse is a misnomer as limited range of stock

Other half got a phone from them a few years ago & will never go to them again, sales person was too busy pressurizing for (I assume more commission) phone deal instead of phone & carrier OH wanted.

Thus most recent OH phone purchase due to phone death was made online (albeit with benefit of a same day physical collection (Argos as they had similar price to other online deals and advantage of picking it up that day in a store a few miles away instead of waiting)

I'm guessing lots of other people put off by past experiences (just like PC World) & unlikely to visit again unless for "emergency purchase". When you have a bad rep it's hard to improve it (even if you do improve) as there's plenty of alternatives around and bad customer service gives unhappy customers & less chance of a repeat purchase.

Waymo presents ChauffeurNet, a neural net designed to copy human driving

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long tail

On my drive this morning (in the dark).

A country road, no pavements, grass verge in some areas (not all), no street lighting on lots of it, pedestrians on it walking to work (nearby factory) - some with Hi Viz gear, some less easy to see. All walking in the road.

So lots of use of hazards if a car behind me, indicating and moving out to give pedestrian room (or slowing if oncoming traffic as roads narrow - in some cases "flashing" communication with oncoming driver who is slowing to let you pass pedestrian with plenty of room ).

Can't imagine much AI training on this

Next part of route, housing area , lots of parked cars, so a slalom of pulling in and out, again lots of "flashing" with other drivers to negotiate movements.

.. A thing they mentioned the AI had problems on was AI crashing into parked cars, so obviously not trained on what is (for many people) a very common driving scenario..

Goes without saying no lane divider markings on these roads

A simple drive where a human has no hassles (other than having to allow plenty of time due to the delays that will be incurred due to the slowing / pulling in required and (on the no pavement stretch)

knowing you need to drive well below the speed limit with darkness and some pedestrians (bizarrely) not Hi Viz.

.. And lets not even get onto the many horses you encounter on the country roads at later times of day - a whole lot of interaction with the riders that needs interpretation of facial expression and hand gestures, as you need to go past these wide and slow.

I would like an AI car (I could do something productive or fun as a passenger) but have no confidence they will be up to dealing with "out in the sticks" driving for a very long time.

Did you know that iOS ad clicks cost more than Android? These scammers did

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@David Pearce

Indeed, always odd that trustworthy torch on / off functionality not available by default - especially when torch apps are renowned for being malware laden so d/l one is a big risk, but people d/l them because they are very useful

Easiest way is torch on / off commands typed in a google assistant window on stock to avoid d/l of a potentially dubious torch app - takes a few seconds longer but safer

.. Obv assumes non rooted phone i.e. you have not removed / disabled various google junk including the assistant

Doom at 25: The FPS that wowed players, gummed up servers, and enraged admins

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Re: Stanger in a strange land..

@Jamie Jones

Good skills for red teaming

In 2018, Facebook is the villain and Microsoft the shining light, according to techies

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none of the above

FB, MS, Google, Twitter

All have a penchant for data theft / acquisition & treat privacy as a joke.

So really people are just picking best & worst of a bad bunch

Its the do I want a poke in the eye from a sharp stick or an excrement smeared sharp stick choice.

It's official. Microsoft pushes Google over the Edge, shifts browser to Chromium engine

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Its easy to get a site to work in all browsers ... You just need to not have over the top JS and (to a lesser extent CSS) usage.

KISS philosophy works well on websites, problem is sites that pull in hundreds of K of JS cruft to give bells & whistles that marketing want but serve little key functional purpose (just make things slower & less likely to work on all browsers!)

Talk about a GAN-do attitude... AI software bots can see through your text CAPTCHAs

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Re: American imperialism

You beat me to the comment!

Cultural imperialism at its best - plus people unfamiliar with US signage may easily get things wrong - e.g. tiny low quality images on phone - hard to tell if a fragment of a street sign or a bit of something else.

Int being a US person and never driven there, no clue on look and feel of US street signage so useless unless it is an obvious sign (and no I'm not going to research US signage just to pass captchas easily).

Other cultural assumptions I have faced in past captchas include ID the taxi (expecting you to pick yellow cars, and not e.g. black cabs)

Total Inability To Support User Phones: O2 fries, burning data for 32 million Brits

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Re: Backup?

I have backup phone on a different network...

.. backup phone is dismal spec, but at least I can communicate

Ironically main phone is dual SIM .. but did not have SIM tool with me when I found the problem (had not transferred emergency kit (bag with SIM tool, spare SIMS of 2 networks, external charger & lead) to cold weather coat pockets! & no access to anything similarly small & pointy to get the sim slot open)

So my being prepared turned out to be a bit of a fiasco. due to key items sitting in pocket of lightweight coat, not the coat I was wearing!

Euro consumer groups: We think Android tracking is illegal

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Re: Waze is the answer

Android Auto?

Happily our household runs an approx 10 year old car so it lacks such bells & whistles & I just use a dedicated SatNav and temporarily stick it to windscreen corner if going somewhere new where I don't know the way.

This has bonus of locating satnav in a useful position - unlike car "inbuilt" satnavs which always need you to look away from the road more.

I have seen such stuff when being chauffeur for infirm relatives using their car.

My solution is to keep phone charged from USB charger plugged into lighter socket so bypassing the USB ports the car provides that tries to pull in android auto etc.

Angry Googlers demand bosses pull the wings off 'Dragonfly' censored Chinese search engine

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Re: Its a corporation, not a cooperative

I remember the 70's and industrial action beyond then

Lots of PR convinced lots of the public the unions were too powerful.

..As was said, just like now, lots of inept short term management / lack of investment.

Lots of union bashing laws brought in.

The UK workforce now has the consequences of that - zero hours contacts, dismal conditions for many in low end jobs (e.g. Amazon, Sports direct warehouses have been well publicised)

Love how so many of the pro Brexit take back control ideology folk were pro destroying Miners strike* as it destroyed coal self sufficiency (and allowed lots of cheap coal imports without accusations of taking UK jobs as UK mining jobs had already been wiped out)

* classic lions led by donkeys scenario, Scargill was a muppet, totally out manouvered by the government, the workers at the coal face suffered the consequences.

Yes I know miners strike was mid 80s but it was essentially the final curtain on union power

AI snaps business titan jaywalking

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Being from the UK the concept of jaywalking is bizarre.

We cross roads when we judge it to be safe

Yes, we use zebra or light operated crossings when they are convenient, but if road is "empty" (including vehicles present but they will not reach you before you have crossed the road) then we cross. *

Happy not to have car overlords (be they AI or human operated)

* Obviously this does not apply to special case of Motorways which are pedestrian & cyclist free, but applies to mixed use roads.

Bordeaux-no! Wine guzzling at UK.gov events rises 20%

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@Voland's right hand

A lot of the flavour of a wine does not have to be influenced by the grape "qualities"

The properties of the yeast used make a huge difference.

The correct yeast used on chardonnay grapes can produce a wine that has the fruity, gooseberry taste of a sauvignon blanc and lacks the classic buttery chardonnay taste.

Same for yeast affecting other drinks, e.g. beers - if brewery has multiple locations a good head brewer can tell from the taste of a beer which location produced it by the subtle differences of that locations yeast.

There are yeasts people have played around with that can produce alcoholic drinks that taste like banana milkshake (New Scientist had a good article on this a while ago)

When selling security awareness training by email, probably a good shout not to hit 'reply all'

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non BCC - the gift that keeps on giving

But even better from a security snakeoil company

Depending what they are using for emails, set up some rules to prevent this. If the email solution dos not allow mail server (be it on prem / cloud) to be configured this way then find a solution that does...

Alternative is mail client that plays safely (but want server solution as nothing to stop someone using alternative email client and circumventing client based bcc enforcement)

If a user can accidentally cc in a list, sooner or later they will (even the dedicated, competent and careful can mis-send after a long & stressful day) so it needs to be set up to not leave the mail server.

Talk about a cache flow problem: This JavaScript can snoop on other browser tabs to work out what you're visiting

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JS - just for a change

". Disabling JavaScript completely will kill off the attack, but also kill off a lot of websites, which rely on JS functionality to work"

problem is most sites which "rely on JS", use it for functionality that could be achieved without JS - either eye candy bells and whistles (plenty of which could be done via CSS) or JS calls to dynamically get content (instead of all being served from server) which basically puts more workload on user browser (and their bandwidth) and less workload on server.

JS is too often the lazy option.

Instead of Chrome et al being focused on non https warnings, would be good if they warned about JS use (given Google are a big JS abuse miscreant, I'm not holding my breath)

TalkTalk hackhack duoduo thrownthrown in the coolercooler: 'Talented' pair sentenced for ransacking ISP

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Re: "legacy" issues


lessons learned industry-wide: That you get away lightly - minimal fine, folk still use Talk Talk as its cheap & they do not care about its history of insecurity

Nobody at the top of Talk Talk personally jailed, fined, meanwhile young kids who found the IT equivalent of a wallet bulging with cash on the pavement & nobody around to see you pick it up , get harshly treated for a minimal skill data exfiltration act.

Using a free VPN? Why not skip the middleman and just send your data to President Xi?

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.. free VPN be it Opera or more dubious not really to be trusted. Might be OK to access region locked content e.g. US media from UK (big regional release date differences on film / TV - silly (IMHO) as it encourages the keenest fans (who must see it ASAP) to pirate)

Dont ever do anything that involves exposing "proper" credentials with them, just use if as a region block unlock and ensure you run it in a VM in case it tries any nasties.

.Finding a VPN you can trust is non trivial (there's always the set up a box in a different country and roll your own VPN for the truly paranoid)

OnePlus 6T: Tasteful, powerful – and much cheaper than a flagship

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Re: Past meets future

Dont think you know all use case.. other half uses headphones to listen to phone while charging -in bed. They are insomniac (I am not!) and so use headphones to stop sound waking me (as right choice of music can help them get back to sleep). Given use of music to sleep, then phones without charging (i.e. the crappy adapter) would be useless as if OH falls to sleep while music listening then phone will lose charge.

.. Also advantage is standard headphones as cheap as chips, so if get damaged by in bed sleep movement, cheap to replace.

A weird use case. not typical (though you will find a good number of insomniacs use relaxing sound methods to try and aid sleep), but shows you cannot base everything on your own use case only..

Where to implant my employee microchip? I have the ideal location

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loose flaps

We have a basic (non RFID, non magnet etc) cat flap.

If an interloper cat is deranged enough to enter

One (or more) of the resident cats will either have their wicked way with the interloper* and / or rip it to shreds.

.. Not 100% perfect - we did accidentally acquire an extra female cat as alpha male took a shine to her and so other cats were not allowed to hassle her (she became de facto alpha female) and she ended up moving in as she preferred the conditions at our place! .. but at least that system reaches a happy equilibrium.

Six critical systems, four months to Brexit – and no completed testing

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test tickles

"Defra told the committee it was "confident" its replacement for the EU's TRACES would be ready in time for a no-deal scenario in March 2019 – but that it can't predict what issues will arise during testing"

I'm not confident. testing (on a complex system) should be essentially complete by now if aiming for March next year! They should be in the fine tuning / tweaks stage by now.

Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too

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Re: Another one who got screwed over...

@Steve Goodey

I was surprised he was not mentioned with Newton, given their history

For the non UKers, and not a male, surely Hedy Lamarr? Who also showed beauty & brains are not incompatible. If they chose Hedy as non UK person I would be ecstatic.

Tax me if you can: VMware UK tosses shrunken offering to HMRC

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"No doubt others who generate more than half a billion in sales locally will find cunning loopholes to (legally) avoid their fair share."

Indeed, legal but not very moral.

Big problem is complexity of UK tax laws, they need radically simplifying, and tax evasion treated as guilty until proven innocent - currently you can have ludicrously intricate systems in place that are legal but constructed purely to avoid tax, not for any other business reason, and companies can happily avoid tax. If these structures, with no compelling other business reason, were automatically treated as evasion then companies would have to pay their due.

Not going to happen, too many top bean counters advise govt on tax changes, then sell loophole solutions to their clients based on new tax rules they just helped devise.

Generally it seems its only us poor suckers on standard PAYE that pay their fair whack of tax

I know what you're thinking: Outsource or in-source IT security? I've worked both sides, so here's my advice...

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vicious circle

"But what do you expect the outside specialist to do? Monthly firmware updates? Weekly failover tests? Monitor the logs and respond to certain types of activity?

You need to be absolutely, 100 per cent specific in the wording of your contract what’s expected: if something’s not in there as part of the service, you have no right to expect them to do it."

.. But a customer with low IT knowledge (& so most in need of getting some external help) could well lack the knowledge to specify what the third party service should cover, reliant on security firm walking customer through the service offerings (and truthfully! giving cost / benefits analysis of the options)

Woman who hooked up with over 15 spectres has found her forever phantom after whirlwind romance and plane sex

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Given she described herself as something alone the lines of "spiritual guidance counsellor" (there's a profession that sounds like scammer central if anything like the old fake seance merchants..) I assume it is just to generate publicity / business (& cash, obv) . Doubt its genuine mental health issues (but could be wrong - just v. cynical as "speaking to spirits" practitioners long been a scam to rip off those who have lost loved ones)

British Airways: If you're feeling left out of our 380,000 passenger hack, then you may be one of another 185,000 victims

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"British Airways' horror hack is worse than first though"

.. No, it's worse than they originally admitted - in cases where hack went unnoticed for ages you have to assume the worst, not hope for the best, BA should have taken the glass half empty approach

Cathay Pacific hack: Personal data of up to 9.4 million airline passengers laid bare

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Re: Credit card data

Indeed and flights are one of the things you cannot use a fake DOB (unlike social media & other web sites where you just put any old DOB), so its far worse as data theft as hackers actually have your real DOB from this sort of breach.

Should a robo-car run over a kid or a grandad? Healthy or ill person? Let's get millions of folks to decide for AI...

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e.g. a vegan might like it to deprioritize humans and have animals take priority

A gammon would want to prioritize oldies as more likely to be Brexit voters....

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Re: Or Rob Newman... (stand-up philosophy)

First episode (I only know this as have them recorded & only listened to Ep 1 so far as do not do much radio or TV, hence being way behind on listening to the series! I am the anithesis of a binge watcher)

Motorola: Oops, phone busted? Grab a spudger and go get 'em, champ

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Re: No Moto

My Moto G6 is currently awaiting install of an update (just needs me to log onto a trusted wifi network to download it) - updates are not super frequent, but they do happen (unlike some other competitors in the "cheap & cheerful but not minimum spec range" - stares at ZTE who did not provide even a single update for their phone & so guaranteed no more purchases ever again, even though I really liked the phone combo of light and slim but robust enough to cope with a few hard knocks)

Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait

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Much as I would like to write you an outlook clone, I don't think I could bring myself to write amail app that was not standards compliant, coped badly with hiberntion / other network connectivity "drops", far too single threaded in many areas, massively resource hungry etc., etc.

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Re: Peter Bright

Devs should produce their own test software - and this should run as part of "build / deploy" process

However, these tests should not be the ONLY automated tests, QA should be involved in adding some.

If Dev A has misinterpreted / omitted something in the brief then Dev A tests will omit them too and so although the code passes Dev A tests it does not match the brief and should fail proper tests.... Which is why you need QA to add their own independent test suites - some automated. some manual (we have not reached the stage where all tests can be automated yet)

SQLite creator crucified after code of conduct warns devs to love God, and not kill, commit adultery, steal, curse...

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Re: Welcome to 21st Century.

I could sea that salt from the sea could have microplastics due to lots in seawater.

However ancient salt, such as that mined in Cheshire predates plastic pollution so, unless something odd in the purifying & packaging process, would not expect plastic in "ancient" salt.

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Re: I have a code of conduct

@ Doctor Syntax

Sadly, all those member mentions made me think of dangly bits

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Re: I have a code of conduct

@ pɹɐʍoɔ snoɯʎuouɐ

In the days of diversity a woman can have a penis (Trans woman)

I feel the urge yo listen to a Goldie Lookin Chain song now....

F***=off, Google tells its staff: Any mention of nookie now banned from internal files, URLs

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Similar issue with a file that can also be preceded with the same word.

I assume at some point its name was Bowdlerized as only people above a certain age seem aware of / use its proper name these days.

It used to be a classic one to ask a newbie to pass the appropriately named file

* Yes this is posted from behind a system with filters, hence no direct usage of said word!

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Re: Im sure theres only one reason why a tourist would visit that town...

Lots of good fossils at Scunthorpe, though a lot of the best are on the iron extraction site so access can be a PITA.

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Lord Hereford's knob (obligatory HMHB reference, Twmpa for Welsh speakers, a hill / mountain)

AI clinician trained to save humans from sepsis – and, er, let's just say you should stick to your human doctor

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Diagnosis (early) is vital - I knew people who died due to sepsis being missed at an early stage & when it was diagnosed it was fatally late. As has been said, a lot of sepsis symptoms similar to other conditions, so if someone has e.g. coronary problems clinician may not recognise they also have sepsis, just assume its down to the recent heart issues

Good news is that I was reading about an improved bacteria testing tool which can identify most sepsis bacteria in 3 hours (compared to the current days) - though in cash strapped NHS, who knows if (when that tool becomes commercially available) it will be routinely used in cases where sepsis *may* be present due to cost.

UK sepsis stats really poor compared to many other European countries, probably not coincidence that sepsis easily missed in quick diagnosis decisions (which happens in understaffed, underfunded overworked NHS * a lot)

* caveat - obviosuly a lot of "managers" are not underpaid or overworked, I'm talking about those at the "sharp end" of patient care

Brit smart meter biz blamed Apple's iPhone 7 launch for its late taxes

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just in Time is potentially fragile. There are plenty of case histories of extreme events scuppering JIT based systems e.g. car production. Bad weather events in certain parts of the world are not unexpected - the precise locations / damage done cannot be predicted ages in advance, but some regions are prone to extreme storms (be it a typhoon in Asia or a hurricane hitting the States) - so IMHO, judge should have not accepted that excuse as a chance weather could cause chaos. They chose not to take out insurance (FFS I take out bad weather insurance for some of my holidays that e.g. involve boats in potentially stormy seas, flights when stormy weather likely). Insurance is not cheap, so a gamble to not insure, but if no insurance then they should have paid the fines (and should keep cash in reserve for the unexpected - at some point the "unexpected" will happen)

Can't get pranked by your team if nobody in the world can log on

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Some of us work in an environment of professionalism and mutual respect. Which is nice.

Yale Security Fail: 'Unexpected load' caused systems to crash, whacked our Smart Living Home app

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Re: The "Smart Home" crashed?

@ Dan 55

unexpected load - someone accidentally jizzed on their cloudy servers when doing some one handed web browsing?

Facebook names former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg head of global affairs

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Re: Boring boring boring.

Problem was Cleggs LibDems campaigned on the most left wing manifesto of the election (out of Con, Lab & LD - excluding smaller / non Eng/Wales parties) - go and look, it was left of Labour.

Thus, coalition with Tories was a killer long term LD blow, as plenty of people voted for them as the anti Tory vote / due to leftish policies, and so getting into bed with Tories alienated lots of voters. That trust is gone "forever" (a good few electoral cycles, until enough voters forgot / unaware if younger). Most LD voters at that election would have expected LDs to align with Labour given why so many people voted LD

If someone had offered me the FB job on huge money, I would have refused - but then again I have my set of morals that mean I would not work for certain companies / people at any price (so given I have strong ethics I'm not & never will be a politician)

Silent running: Computer sounds are so '90s

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My default ringtone is silent, just vibrate.

However for contacts who''s calls I do not want to miss (ill, elderly relatives who would only call mobile (instead of landline) if an urgent problem), those contacts have a (distinct per relative) ringtone set up.

That way minimum irritation of others (vibrate) and colleagues realise if phone "rings" then it is a do not ignore type of call.

Best of both worlds solution.

Oz to turn pirates into vampires: You won't see their images in mirrors

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Re: "in a family household, there will typically be 3-5 people"


And for many that income related compromise is piracy .... if getting what you wanted to see / listen to via legit means was cheap, convenient and easy (e.g. no ads, not having to sit through unskippable dross on DVDs etc. ) then pirate sites would be less in demand.

Instead content is (as others have said) siloed, so typically to not miss out many subscriptions would be required.

Full disclosure, I live in UK & like sport, but watch hardly any as that would have meant lining the pockets of Murdoch s empire (as Sky cornered a huge swathe of UK sports coverage), so I miss out on something I would like to watch (same ethics that make me object to Rupert sadly mean I also resist temptation to pirate it!)

UK.gov to press ahead with online smut checks (but expects £10m in legals in year 1)

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Re: It can be done

Would I trust ID data to a 3rd party (even if they claimed to delete it) - NO.

.. It would not be age verification, they would want something that has all the data needed for identity theft, such as passport, driving licence.

Would a pr0n film from a reputable company with you involved be sufficient proof of age? Given the filmmakers vet ages of participants to ensure over 18 (21 in some jurisdictions) - hours of fun as lack of age proof stops you accessing the film that proves your age.

Sure, Europe. Here's our Android suite without Search, Chrome apps. Now pay the Google tax

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.. well, IMHO, Apple do abuse their position with rules on what browsers can be used on their phones. Anti competitive as you are forced to use iOS WebKit & JS components (even if you may feel your alternative codebase is better)

GCHQ asks tech firms to pretty please make IoT devices secure

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Re: IoT


Are you blocking part of site content (e.g. images) and so either images blocked or possibly some .js code needed for icon add is blocked (CBA to check if any .js involved! )?

To save bandwidth my mobile browser has image blocking on by default & so I cannot see reg icons on my mobe.

IIRC icons disabled if posting as AC

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