* Posts by Alumoi

268 posts • joined 16 Jan 2016


A little phishing knowledge may be a dangerous thing


Re: E-mail Client

@Jamie Jones

If you're using Firefox change network.IDN_show_punycode to true and you won't get pwned next time.

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...


Re: Who's gonna buy it?

That makes a good case that there needs to be some sort of standard for how it should behave that all cars must obey.

Save the passengers, f... the rest. It's my car, it's supposed to protect me. What's so hard to understand?

Let's (all) be frank :P You buy a car in order to get you safe to your destination and damn the others.

Microsoft deletes deleterious file deletion bug from Windows 10 October 2018 Update


Adrian, I take it you've seen the next build.

On the third day of Windows Microsoft gave to me: A file-munching run of DELTREE


Oh they did test the update before releasing it, and they did take notice of this bug.

It's not a bug, it's a feature.

Big Cable tells US government: Now's not the time to talk about internet speeds – just give us the money


Re: "Talk about those third world ex-communist countries"

Sorry to burst your bubble but, at least in my home country, it's all down to competition, not average wealth and wages. Honest to God competition, down to cutting cables/stealing equipment.

Allowing more companies to offer their connectivity over the same lines would increase it.

WTF? Dude, competition is supposed to decrease the price, not increase it. Oh, sorry, you must be working for one of those companies.


Re: 100 Mb/s for $40.00

OMG! 40 bucks? And me thinking that $7 for 300 Mb is expensive. Talk about those third world ex-communist countries.


Re: No mystery

Lobby? Bribes? Kickbacks? Political donatios? Payola? Grafts?

Nokia reinstates 'hide the Notch' a day after 'Google required' feature kill


And still pay a premium price for not being able to use the whole screen.

People are just dumb.

You want to know which is the best smartphone this season? Tbh, it's tricky to tell 'em apart


Re: The Goal Is Multifactor Authentication

Darn right!

I'd say we need to add 2FA to this biometrics mumbojumbo. Send a SMS to the second phone then enter the ginormous passphrase into the first one.

What could be more fun?

Or we can just dispense with all this bull and get back to using the phone as, you know, a phone?

Now that's a dodgy Giza: Eggheads claim Great Pyramid can focus electromagnetic waves


Re: Correlation, causation, and all that

Any structure built with some degree of regularity...


Shock Land Rover Discovery: Sellers could meddle with connected cars if not unbound


Re: Somehow I feel less and less need for a connected car

Citizen, you WILL buy a connected car. It's for your own protection.

Don't belive this crap? Then think of the children!

MOS-SAD: Israeli govt weighs in on Facebook privacy, promises action


Re: "Zuckerberg - The clues in the name"

Now wheres the Grammar Nazi when you need him.

Did somebody call me?

I see 2 main problems: where's and Grammer Nazi

Android users: Are you ready for the great unbundling?


Re: Google & Contacts

You should NOT have to create/use a Google (email) Account to use an Android phone.

And you don't have to. Just skip the prompts, root the phone, install FDroid and/or sideload the apps you want and you're good to go.

Just don't ask for a painelss experience syncronizing your calendar with your own server.

'Moore's Revenge' is upon us and will make the world weird


Re: A chip in everything...

I have no problem with smart TVs, Fridges etc as long as either it the manufacturer offer security updates for say 5 years after purchase or that any online connectivity can be disabled and the item still be usable.

Security update for a fridge? You mean something like a new padlock on the door?

WTF is your fridge doing on the net? Downloading your meat & veggies? Last I heard you are supposed to eat those not stream them.

Visa Europe fscks up Friday night with other GDPR: 'God Dammit, Payment Refused'


Re: Fools and their credit...

That's the problem, they didn't schedule it. It was forced down their as..., erm throa... erm machines.

Experts build AI joke machine that's about as funny as an Adam Sandler movie (that bad)


Re: Comedy versus tragedy

Keyboard not found, Press F1 to continue

Whois? Whowas. So what's next for ICANN and its vast database of domain-name owners?


Re: Personal vs business

for instance care to guess who "gismeteo.com" are...?

This site is owned and operated by MapMakers Group Ltd. (further referred to as “MapMakers”).

Do I get a prize?

It was really hard work, clicking on the Agreement link at the bottom of the page.

And another copy & paste into Ducky gave me: MapMakers Group Ltd. is the leader in development of meteorological software for processing and delivery of meteorological information in Russia

Mirror mirror on sea wall, spot those airships, make Kaiser bawl


Re: Family memories

The impact on the population must be about the same as as a spaceship appearing and doing the same today.

Naah, we all know somebody will fly an old alien fighter up to the mothership and install a virus.

US websites block netizens in Europe: Why are they ghosting EU? It's not you, it's GDPR


Down vote me all you want but it's still a legit question. If have PDFs on website that is only about a products that are only sold in Canada would I still have abide by the GDPR if I have people looking at my web stie from the EU, even if my web site was not intend to do business in the EU?

As lonng as you don't process personal data of EU citizens you don't have to comply with GDPR.

'Facebook takes data from my phone – but I don't have an account!'


Re: GDPR violation ?

Your phone is *your* phone so it is personal information. Grabbing location/... data is taking personal information. Did you consent to this ?

Yes, you did consent. Remember that first setup after unboxing your phone? When you had to accept all those agreements in order to be able to use your property?

Oh, you didn't read them, just pressed next, next, next, agree.

Did you even notice there are a lot of links to websites that have another shitload of legalese explaining why you must agree to sell your firstborn in order to use the phone?


Re: host file?

Yes, it does. But you have to be root in order to modify it.

And while you're at it, install a firewall, an adblocker and nuke all the crap that comes preinstalled.

AFWall+ and AdAway do wonders for your peace of mind.

Domain name sellers rub ICANN's face in sticky mess of Europe's GDPR


Re: In reality

“Foreign sovereignty” doesn’t seem to bother the US in the slightest.

Full stop. That's all.

Off with e's head: E-cig explosion causes first vaping death



That's why FEMA was involved (the E in FEMA).

Really? I was under the impression that FEMA stands for Fix Everything My Ass.

Firefox to feature sponsored content as of next week


Re: Kiss FF goodbye.

Is $2.50 a year too much for Firefox and other Mozilla software?

It's waay too much. Did we ask for Australis? Pocket? New tab page? Opt-in telemetry? Killing extensions?

Let them start listening and maybe users will support them.

Whois is dead as Europe hands DNS overlord ICANN its arse


Re: I think its fine to not have details public

Alternatively "takes my information and may deliberately pass it on to dodgy organisations like mafia, NSA, CIA, FSB or similar outposts of organised crime.

So, Google, Facebook & the like, Apple, Microsoft, your bank, your ISP, your utility providers and the list goes on.

Tinfoil much?

Amazon warns you have 30 days before Music Storage files bloodbath


Re: Too expensive for Amazon

That equates to £3 a month (Less than the cost of a single album). I listen to the service almost all day at work and also whilst doing service calls in my van..

£3 + internet access + maybe going over you data plan, say around £20 per month or £240 per year. How many CDs/song could you BUY with these money?

Does Parliament or Google decide when your criminal past is forgotten?


Re: Going back in time to modify history

Once the link to the person's name has been removed, only "relevant" information is returned, when searching for this person.

I don't know about you but I do find relevant that somebody I'm interested in as a business partner or otherwise has a criminal record, even as a juvenile. It gives you an idea about what kind of person that someone is.

Yay, it's power play day: Conaway prays USA says 'no way' to Huawei


Re: Ban all products manufactured in China

Ban all products manufactured in China

Like, ummm, smartphones, computers, tablets, televisions, telephones, radios, network routers, switches...

... US flags, clothes, shoes, everyday items...

Heart of darkness: Inside the Osówka underground city


Re: "A clear mandate for destroying the British economy, then."

Not really, they didn't plan to apply the same rules for anyone anywhere. Fate of european countries would have been different according to their prejudice. Subduing does not necessarily mean unifying.

And how's that's different from the current EU?

Oh, wait, Germany IS rulling EU.

You. Apple. Get in here and explain these iOS slowdowns and batteries – US, French govt reps


Yep. Question 9 should be: what is the design lifespan of those batteries?

That's common knowledge: until the next model comes along.

1980s sci-fi movies: The thrill of being not quite terrified on mum's floral sofa


Re: Sci-Fi is now Sci-reality

Collapse of society. Resource war. famine. Water shortages. Bandits. zero fuel. no food. Throwing your principals and morality out of the window or be killed.

So you're a Mad Max fan, huh?

Time's up: Grace period for Germany's internet hate speech law ends


Re: C'mon Reg...

Ditto Jewish isn't a race (for instance there are black Ethiopian Jews) but they commonly get away with that one too.

And we all know why but can't comment on that so we won't be labeled as Nazis/extremists/racists.

That was fast... unlike old iPhones: Apple sued for slowing down mobes


Re: Pomgolian .... Wrong... That probably explains..

if two cars cost the same... one ran like a tank but looked ugly, or a sleek model that does a better than good enough job... which do you choose?

The tank, thank you very much. I'm no snowflake to give a shit about what other snowflakes think about my car as long as it is comfy and protects me from others.

Mailsploit: It's 2017, and you can spoof the 'from' in email to fool filters


You can also send your El Reg password too. It is totally safe. Mine is *********.

Still using hunter1 as password?

Hot growth industry: checking social networks for nasties


Re: I'll do it...

Naah, it must be politics.

Expert gives Congress solution to vote machine cyber-security fears: Keep a paper backup


Re: Anonymous - why?

So what's wrong with that? It works like a charm in over half the world.


Re: Chain of evidence

Why the hell is "double-entry bookkeeping" described as a critical foundation for business, but election paper trails are "meh"?

Because people vote, politicians count the votes.

Windows Update borks elderly printers in typical Patch Tuesday style


Re: The are still used!

Isn't that the continuous alpha?

Nope, that's what they sell to the public. Windows insider is the unpolished turd.

Microsoft faces Dutch crunch over Windows 10 private data slurp


MS - do you really think we are that dumb ?

You're still buying their software so my guess is yes, you are that dumb.

More and more websites are mining crypto-coins in your browser to pay their bills, line pockets


Re: Advertisers won't be happy.

Ideally it would be implemented as a user-configurable choice: accept advertising or mine for bitcoin or pay a subscription or block the sh... out.


Re: Advertisers won't be happy.

... when people consume content and services online...

What if we manage to get over the 'consume' and 'content' and such bull?

I'm consuming gas and electricity, food, drinks and suck. I read/watch/listen web pages/videos.

I know youi're trying to make us believe it should be treated like tangible goods so you can cry 'thief' when we dare NOT pay through our nose for it, but still...

/OK, steam blown off, what are we talking about here?

Leaky-by-design location services show outsourced security won't ever work


Re: FB strips data so photos effectivlely C M. Zuckerberg for the next 70 years. Accident?

If you remove Play Services, doesn't that make it impossible to perform updates? Trading one problem for another...

I'd say that's a bonus. No more upgrades for the sake of upgrading, adding spyware, more ads and such.

Leicestershire teen admits attempting to hack director of the CIA


Re: causing risk of serious damage to human welfare/national security

You obviously don't know what the C, I and A stand for.

Everybody knows USians can't spell so it's obvious CIA stands for Cover Your Ass.

Is that a bulge in your pocket or... do you have an iPhone 8+? Apple's batteries look swell


Re: Wrong Swelling

They may or may not be running. You do not need to shut down apps.

WTF? Now Apple is telling me what apps I am allowed to shut down and not? With Android I can hold the back key (sign) for a couple of seconds and the app is killed, no questions asked.

Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold


Re: Perhaps money will talk louder:

So MS is doing what everybody else is doing (I'm looking at you Apple, Samsung, TV manufacturers) but we're focusing on them because... ?

Tarmac for America's self-driving car future is being laid right now


Re: Driving at less than the speed limit

But some of the people you're holding up need to get from A to Z and the accumulation of time spent behind those who don't means that they end up driving the latter part of their journey much more tired than they need to be.

So I'm now forced to go outside my range of comfort because some smuch can't be ars*d to leave early. Oh, joy!

At last, someone's taking Apple to task for, uh, not turning on iPhone FM radio chips


Re: People who live in hurricane prone areas

You need an antenna to receive anything.

And with the removal of the 3.5 jack all bets ar off.

Ex-sperm-inate! Sam the sex-droid 'heavily soiled' in randy nerd rampage


Re: Some of us have been...

...married to badly programmed sex robots for years.

What? Asks for sex more than 3 times a day?

Shock! Hackers for medieval caliphate are terrible coders


Re: Mock while you can.

GPS metadata? How dumb can you be to enable it in the first place?

Oh, wait...

Shock: Brit capital strips Uber of its taxi licence


Re: 40,000 drivers out of work

.... oh boy I can't wait to get back to the stone age where we had to wait for a taxi to just turn up randomly, or call a number that never answered, or find a taxi that didn't want to go where you were going, or would take you the long way round, or only accepted cash, or got lost or.....

Keyword here is taxi. Uber is not a taxi company and it will never be as it would have to obey the law.


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