* Posts by EnviableOne

741 posts • joined 28 Jan 2016


How do you solve a problem like Galileo? With a strap-on L-band payload, of course!

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Only 3 satelites?

Inmarsat provides a perfectly servicable global comms network with just 3 satelites

they recently added a fourth and are launching a fifth sometime soon

Cut open a tauntaun, this JEDI is frozen! US court halts lawsuit over biggest military cloud deal since the Death Star

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Larry Complains to mummy

Oracle are irrelevant in the cloud space, Larry thought cloud was a fad and didnt invest, so they dont have the capability to run the whole JEDI contract.

However, there is competition, AWS may have won, but Google and MS could both have bid too

US telcos' best pal – yes, the FCC – urged to dump its dodgy stats, crowd-source internet speeds direct from subscribers

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so in other words, they cant do it, but the other ISPs can....

The clause they're worrying about has some decent legal prescidence defining the terms obscene, threatening and abusive

Anyway, the main part that is not trying to drag us down a rabbit hole, YES the US.gov should crowd source actual speed data, and Its not that hard, and you can even pay someone to do it for you, or even access dta they are already collecting.

Here come the riled MPs (it's private, huh), Facebook's a digital 'gangster' ('disingen-u-ous'). Zuckerberg he is a failure (on sharing data)

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Re: Fake news pureyors...

apparently there were enough pieces of the true cross to full a ship.

Data-spewing Spectre chip flaws can't be killed by software alone, Google boffins conclude

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Its all Intel's fault

there obsession with keeping up with Moores Law ahead of everything else, forced them to spec ex which gave such a speed boost, others wer forced to follow.

Guess who's working on a health data-slurping digital tool? Bzzt! Nope, it's the UK Department for Work and Pensions

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NHS Data

Ok so the NHS cant even get its data into a common format, so how are DWP going to slurp it automagicly?

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Re: Consent?

coerced consent is not legal under DPA2018 (GDPR)

Consent is presumed not to be freely given… if the performance of a contract, including the provision of a service, is dependent on the consent despite such consent not being necessary for such performance

Consent should not be regarded as freely given if the data subject has no genuine or free choice or is unable to refuse or withdraw consent without detriment

It's now 2019, and your Windows DHCP server can be pwned by a packet, IE and Edge by a webpage, and so on

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Re: How oh how

whats the alternative?

Foxit is worse, Nitro has its own issues

Javelin is not so friendly

Pdf Creator is SPAM in a can...

First they came for Equifax and we did nothing because America. Now they are coming for back-end systems and we're...

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if you dont Know you've been hacked

there in the walls

NHS needs to pull its finger out and prep staff for future robotics, genomics, data-led healthcare

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Re: "investment in IT systems [..] as well as the training [..] will have to be planned carefully"

Means wont happen this decade

Uncle Sam to its friends around the world: You can buy technology the easy way, or the Huawei

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Off to buy shares in erricson and nokia

with Huawei out of the game Cisco wont benefit much, but the scandies will

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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Re: Attitude

NOrway have even more restrictive laws. I believe you are entitled to return to the vendor for repair or replacement upto 5 years from the date of purchase

Ca-caw-caw: Pigeon poops on tot's face as tempers fray at siege of Lincoln flats

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I got an Air rifle

And some free time.

PPS some aim to hit a kid in the face

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

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Radiation effects methinks

sounds like a similar effect to what is seem with radiotherapy patients.

Just wondering if we could create an artifitial magnetic field arround our interstellar spacecraft to mitigate the radiation issues

Data hackers are like toilet ninjas. This is not a clean crime, you know

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Re: Inquiring minds want to know...

not sure aout the 73 million, but in troy's entire database ( 551,509,767 passwords)

password has appeared 3 533 661 times

pasword123 has appeared 114 262 times

123456 has appeared 22 390 492 times and is the most common one, followed by

123456789 at 74.8 million

qwerty at 37.5million

then password

then 111111 at 3 006 809 rounding out the top 5

password 123 comes in at #467

Pentagon admits it's now probing conflicts of interest at AWS over $10bn JEDI cloud deal

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Flogging a dead horse

Larry got his team late to the cloud game and is now getting annoyed as he's not invited to the party that G-Cloud, Azure and AWS are, namely because his offering is a good 5-10 years behind theirs.

FCC accused of colluding with Big Cable to game 5G legal challenge

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Re: I hope they nail Pai and his cohorts

To Be fair, BTs relationship with OFCOM is justabout as bad

Build the wall... around your DNS settings, US govt IT staff urged by Homeland Security amid domain hijackings

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i think its time IT are counted as essential staff (for purposes of ADA)

UK.gov plans £2,500 fines for kids flying toy drones within 3 MILES of airports

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ok so who's not within 2.9 miles of either an aerodrome or one of her majestey's hotels for the criminally incompetent?

this law means you will have to have CAA permission to fly a paper aeroplane in the UK

'It's like they took a rug and covered it up': Flight booking web app used by scores of airlines still vuln to attack – claim

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The rest of the airleines will saty put as its to costly to change and the other systems SABRE et all are just as bad.

Whille the largley pointless security is put in the airports (tell me if its actually caught anyone) the sales and reservation system is open to world and dog

Oracle exec: Open-source vendors locking down licences proves 'they were never really open'

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Re: How do you tell when someone from Oracle is either...

2) Wanting another £100,000 in license money

the key is the another not the 100K

every time you talk to them the model has changed and you NEED a new feature, for just another 100K

Google hands out roses to preferred Android MDM vendors

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Notable Exceptions

looking at Gartner's CC for EMM, the following need to have words down the choco factory:

Cisco Meraki Systems Manager


Samsung (although hardware diversity may be an issue)


Fraudster convicted of online banking thefts using… whatever the hell this thing is

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so you can improve your skills and steal more/survive longer next time ....

Fed up with Oracle's Sith, AWS wades into Big Red's lawsuit over Pentagon JEDI contract

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IBM and Oracle have form for working together, I'd put money on them joining oracle's suit

This is seriously the legacy tech verses the new boys, chances are the 85% thats getting replaced is oracle software on IBM hardware

Super Micro says audit found no trace of Chinese spy chips on its boards

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As was Said

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

It will take a lot for SM to lose this tag

Lenovo tells Asia-Pacific staff: Work lappy with your unencrypted data on it has been nicked

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Please tell me it isnt just me

10 September 2018 <> Recently

glad this isnt under GDPR or they'd be getting papped knuckles under the 72hr rule, i hope none of theemployees are EU nationals, or this might be fun

Ticketmaster tells customer it's not at fault for site's Magecart malware pwnage

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Re: Offsite scripts GAH!

didnt help BA, their internal hosting got compromised, and the script was served from their servers.

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

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id's game engines were and still are the gold standard, but nothing beats walking through walls

Privacy, security fears about ID cards? UK.gov's digital bod has one simple solution: 'Get over it'

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Re: Dumbing down the general population

@Sir Runcible you had ample chance to vote the same as any EU citizen. If you chose not to take part in the EU Election like 65% of the country (a good 7% below average turnout) and elect MEPs who make one arm of the EU legislature.

The other two are the council, formed of the Member state governments (weighted by Population) that you vote for in general elections

and the commision, which is proposed by the council (that you vote for your represenative too) and confirmed by the Parliment(theat you get a say in)

So How are you not able to influence european decisions by voting?

oh and all decisions of the council need to be unanimous, so your elected representatives effectivley have a veto.

and dont get me started on the mess of how legislation actually gets through all three into EU law ....

Whatchu got for us this week, Microsoft? Skype, Powerpoint tweaks and – oh – another foldable

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Re: From the title

waiting on 10am PST.....

For fax sake: NHS to be banned from buying archaic copy-flingers

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Re: Not happy

Havent played that one for an age, back wwhe computer games were fun, and completley unrealistic

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Paperless 2020

the paperless 2020 money pot has already been raided and the cupboard is bare.

NPfIT had some of it the GDE program had its share, the WannaCry remediation took a load, and the W10 desktop licences took what was left. There is no money for replacing faxes, even to expand the fax to email gateways most trusts have.

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Re: There are two issues: who runs the datacenters, and the doctors themselves.

Id is very definatley required, we have what is known as the NHS SmartCard (a certificate authentiction) that can onlyh be issued on production of three forms of ID one of which to be Photo, and the people that issue it are more pedantic than the passport office.

After all that! Ofcom proposes BT as only broadband universal services provider for whole of UK (except Hull)

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Re: The phone call to BT will go like this

not quite they are required to provide it, but the cost is not restricted

Yeah you can have 10Mbps, but it will cost you £10k installation and £100/mo

Now you, too, can snoop on mobe users from 3G to 5G with a Raspberry Pi and €1,100 of gizmos

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Re: This is why calls should have end to end encryption

3GPP know that no matter how bad their protocols are, SS7 is worse and thats not getting changed any time soon.

UK's BT: It's not unusual to pull Huawei from our core mobile networks

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Great news for ...

Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Nokia (the old one that sold phones to micrososft) and Ericsson

Huawei has grown its market share exponetnially over the last decade, mostly at the expense of cisco, but everyone's taken a hit.

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Re: Fancy that

GEC Marconi went bust due to scope creep on the Nimrod AWACS project

Every time they had the system working to Spec, MoD changed the scope so that 1B got sunk into the project, that then got canceled.

Millennials 'horrify' their neighbours with knob-shaped lights display

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Deeply Offended

"It's not the sort of thing you would want a child to see."

so says a single 53 yr old man

Q: If Pesky Pepper had a peek at patient papers, at how many patient papers did Pesky Pepper peek? A: 231

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GDPR has bigger teeth, and if she was hit under that, lets just say bancruptcy would have been on the horizon.

Even now, she will struggle to get a job with this on her record

Another Hancock-up? UK health secretary appears in piece about controversial GP app

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Unwelcome Change

Not sure if Hancock is an improvement over Hunt as Health secretatry.

I thought anyone would be, Hunt may have been preparing the NHS for privitisation piecemeal, but at-least he knew what he was doing.....

US told to quit sharing data with human rights-violating surveillance regime. Which one, you ask? That'd be the UK

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FISA section 702

UNCHR Article 12

that is all

What the Dell? Customer passwords reset after miscreants break into Big Mike's IT emporium

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World Class Security

so DellEMC subsiduary RSA says it provides, maybe they need to take some of their own medicine?

Amazon's homegrown 2.3GHz 64-bit Graviton processor was very nearly an AMD Arm CPU

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This has to be a PoC, they'll then drop in A76s and knock spots off the Chipzilla

Oz opposition caves, offers encryption backdoor compromise

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do we have to remind them again, they singed up to the UDHR that guarnetees privacy of communications?


article 12

Openreach names 81 lucky locations to be plugged into its super-zippy Gfast pipe

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G.fail - Try getting that on Alu

Yes there are some lines, in business parks no less, that OpenBreach used Alu instead of copper, cos its fine for telephony, takes months to get the config right for ADSL, wouldnt like to test VDSL or G.Fail

Anyway, all Liberty Virign Media need to do is firmware upgrade to DOCSIS 3.1 and 250Mbps becomes 2Gbps and no body wants to pay OpenBreach for G.not so fast

Fancy Bear hacker crew Putin dirty RATs in Word documents emailed to govt orgs – report

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who in their right mind

opens a file crash list.docx

IMHO just asking for trouble

Talk in Trump's tweets tells whether tale is true: Code can mostly spot Prez lies from wording

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Lies Damn Lies and Statistics

Ben franklin had it right

this model is based of incomplete evidence and assumed facts.

There is no measure of how many tweets WaPo were not able to verify, no mention of how many were factually correct, and it only used 150 sets of max 280 chars, hardly enough to eet any criteria for a robust test, and the training sample bias needs to be scrutanised, and probably needs to include a much larger sample too.

German e-government SDK patched against ID spoofing vulnerability

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at least its better then GDS verify ......

Black(out) Friday for HSBC: iOS and Android banking apps on the fritz

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well atleats they're not ....

Ok so one snafu you can forgive, but RBS's systes fall over when the wind blows the wrong way and TSB, if they fall over they cant get them back up.

Still Barclays, HBOS and CYBG havent had a snafu yet....

'Cuddly' German chat app slacking on hashing given a good whacking under GDPR: €20k fine

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Reversable encryption

there was a time when the planetext was available, however the storage was encrypted with this lovley algorythm called AES. Avoided all this collison mallarkey and allowed those part password challenges.

the problem is you get one key and the castle's gone....


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