* Posts by Tomato Krill

48 posts • joined 6 May 2017

That amazing Microsoft software quality, part 97: Windows Phone update kills Outlook, Calendar

Tomato Krill

Re: How long before

How long until someone 'pwns' Microsoft's update server? Presumably after managing to develop a build of the OS close enough not to be obviously different, and steal the private key they use to sign the builds?

Not soon, I would stick my neck out and say...

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Tomato Krill

Re: As long is customers put up with it...

OK I'm sure I'm not the only who just spent twenty minutes opening tabs in search of the story behind that statement - but to no joy - care to elaborate?

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Premiere Pro bug ate my videos! Bloke sues Adobe after greedy 'clean cache' wipes files

Tomato Krill

Re: Biz math

So you use RAID5 and identical drives.

Then one dies, so you replace it

Now the remaining drives spend X hours (depending on size) reading every single sector to recreate either the stripe or the CRC. Remaining drives from the same batch with possibly the same defect as killed your first one.

Your first reaction to a failed component really want to be to stress test their compatriots while in production and minus redundancy?

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Tomato Krill

Re: What an idiot

Getdataback has had a 60% success rate for me, and Recuva saved the day (free edition to boot) just this year.

Answering for a friend.. I totally have backups of everything.

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UK rail lines blocked by unexpected Windows dialog box

Tomato Krill

Re: It's not that Windows failed, it's that it failed in public view

So the error message pertaining to an issue with Office shouldn't contain a reference to Office, not should it look like an error message as people know them?

I'm not sure that's such a swell idea...

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ZX Spectrum reboot scandal man sits on Steve Bannon design tech shindig committee

Tomato Krill

Well at least it'd come on time...

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Microsoft claims Office 364 back to business as usual. Oh no it isn't, say suffering sysadmins

Tomato Krill

Re: Active reproduction?!?!

Flat white, Shirley?

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Silent running: Computer sounds are so '90s

Tomato Krill

Re: Ringtones are cringworthy

Who, not whom

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That 'Surface will die in 2019' prediction is still a goer, says soothsayer

Tomato Krill

Re: Is there anything wrong with Windows 10?

Yes that's basically the reference workload that benchmarks ought to be based on...

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What do Zuck, Sergey, @Jack and Bezos have in common? They don't want encryption broken

Tomato Krill

Re: US-Govt .vs. Auz-Govt - 'Surveillance'

Gosh, *all* travel plans to the area?

Ripping up your nonexistent tickets as we speak?

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New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'

Tomato Krill

Re: Mission Creep

Yes but then if your conmection was domestic then you'd expect to pass customs at the first port of entry anyway?

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First Boeing 777 (aged 24) makes its last flight – to a museum

Tomato Krill

Re: Feeling old yet?

" I always wondered where they'd come from, where they were going..."

Unless I missed something, based.on the first paragraph at least one of the answers would have to be Stansted?

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Put your tin-foil hats on! Wi-Fi can be used to guesstimate number of people hidden in a room

Tomato Krill

Is this not basically a long winded way of using heat sensitive photography - or looking through the windows fornt that matter?

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TV Licensing admits: We directed 25,000 people to send their bank details in the clear

Tomato Krill

Re: TVLD

Except of course that it does

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Equifax IT staff had to rerun hackers' database queries to work out what was nicked – audit

Tomato Krill

Also is it common practice to encrypt data as you steal it, or did the miscreants just happen to choose this breach to do it, where by pure coincidence it happened to allow them to evade detection?

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Russia: The hole in the ISS Soyuz lifeboat – was it the crew wot dunnit?

Tomato Krill

Well there's at least one tool for this problem, which is struck with a hammer face on to remove the need to turn it manually and this avoid this exact issue

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Probably for the best: Apple makes sure eSIMs won't nuke the operators

Tomato Krill

Re: eSIMs make so much sense

But then none of what you list isn't (to some degree of practicality or another) already possible with multiple SIMs..

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Tomato Krill

No, to save the required space on the Chinese variant they simply removed the headphone port.

Oh, wait...

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2-bit punks' weak 40-bit crypto didn't help Tesla keyless fobs one bit

Tomato Krill

Re: Problem-solution dichotomy

Can I ask how it was stolen?

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Canny Brits are nuking the phone bundle

Tomato Krill

From TFA:

"Only 36 per cent of UK SIM-only customers expect to take a traditional bundle-plus-phone deal when their current plan ends, CCS found."

Sorry, what? So 36% of SIM-only customers will ditch being a SIM-only customer at renewal and return to 'traditional' bundle.

Thus, assuming negligible people exiting mobile ownership altogether means ~64% will keep with their current SIM only approach.

" Mann noted that this figure is considerably higher than the number of SIM-only customers today, who will upgrade to another SIM-only deal – indicating strong growth for the SIM-only bit of the market."

Mann asserts then that 36>64 is that right?

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UK-based Veritas appliance support is being killed off

Tomato Krill

Focuses:

1. Annualised recurring revenue

2. See (1)

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Tomato Krill

Re: O.M.G

Quite.

Not sure about the full stop after a question mark, though.

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Super-mugs: Hackers claim to have snatched 20k customer records from Brit biz Superdrug

Tomato Krill

Re: And as always

I don't even have your ice cream machine, why are you demanding it back?

Yay commenting on words I haven't read!

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Devon County Council techies: WE KNOW IT WASN'T YOU!

Tomato Krill

Re: Thanks, Labour

Minor point of order but I believe that is their corporate company Secretary for their various limited companies, a statutory officer and separate to shareholding

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Sur-Pies! Google shocks world with sudden Android 9 Pixel push

Tomato Krill

Re: Survey...

Well I think it's a given that most people know their way to work and all things being equal it is the quickest/easiest route for them, which doesn't change.

The point of this though is to deal with the outliers, and get you to work quicker on those days where something happens - traffic, closure, raptor invasion etc.

It's actually pretty handy, assuming it can accurately include public transport as well as roads to cover both types of commute - you want to stand at a closed station like an idiot because you 'already know' the quickest route?

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Tomato Krill

Re: Set the brightness to how you like it, depending on your setting

Android Messages, no?

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Cracking the passwords of some WPA2 Wi-Fi networks just got easier

Tomato Krill

Re: works against WPA and WPA2-

Pfft.

Any fule kno that's extra work to setuo, I have mine Open but use MAC address allow list because that's like super duper secure and that...

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Google Pay heads for the desktop... and, we fear, an inevitable flop

Tomato Krill

Re: It is a lot more complicated, and isn't about * Pay type services

Spot on.

What I like most is the current halfway house which I see a lot over there - Chip and.. have a nice day!

No PIN, no signature..

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TSB's middleware nightmare: Execs grilled on Total Sh*tshow at Bank

Tomato Krill

Re: What went wrong?

Could be the first example of someone getting fired for buying IBM?

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Tomato Krill

Re: It's TSB. This time around...

Effect

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Oh dear... Netizens think 'private' browsing really means totally private

Tomato Krill

Except because of 3 you will still find 3rd party buttplug ads in every site for months on your browser and everyone else on your LAN

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Whois is dead as Europe hands DNS overlord ICANN its arse

Tomato Krill

Re: Unstable operation coming soon...

No, as long as they're *plausible* they will be accepted and validated by the automatic processes that verify data.

They need to be valid data; they need not be *your* valid data.

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Mozilla's opt-out Firefox DNS privacy test sparks, er, privacy outcry

Tomato Krill

I can only speak for myself, but no.

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

Tomato Krill

Re: Or, shocking thought...

"and that means that Corners Will Be Cut."

Well Samsung know better than to copy that again at least..

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Ubuntu 17.10 pulled: Linux OS knackers laptop BIOSes, Intel kernel driver fingered

Tomato Krill

Re: Accidental Aardvark

Except, obviously, that as the article mention this issue can disable USB which somewhat precludes booting off it to run a flashing tool, whatever the OS it would use

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Firefox 57's been quietly delaying tracking scripts

Tomato Krill

Re: Oh, that's why

"You must have visited the Dail Mail, that site must have be written by a complete moron"

Well, yes

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Checkmate: DeepMind's AlphaZero AI clobbered rival chess app on non-level playing, er, board

Tomato Krill

Re: DeepMind is clueless about how to achieve AGI

Well they bought Boston Dynamics first so don't get a bunch of credit for that...

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Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds

Tomato Krill

Re: Google's Pixel security team

Aaaand breathe

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OnePlus 5 x T + five short months = Some p*ssed off fanboys

Tomato Krill

Re: I'd hesitate to renew

Same issue here on my 3 - constantly having to manually select network when in the US to get data at all

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Pawnbroker pwnd: Cash Converters says hacker slurped customer data

Tomato Krill

Re: Limited value?

Yes, we know, it's all public knowledge now :-)

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BlackBerry Motion: The Phone That Won't Die

Tomato Krill

Re: That's a good way to kill a Lithium rechargeable battery

So to clarify, you must only ever artificially restrict yourself to using less than 50% of the capacity of a battery, to stop the battery capacity reducing?

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Ubuntu 17.10: We're coming GNOME! Plenty that's Artful in Aardvark, with a few Wayland wails

Tomato Krill

Re: Gun, meet foot.

Mebbe you wanna think about spending less time surfing dodgy pron sites?

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NBD: Adobe just dumped its private PGP key on the internet

Tomato Krill

Re: Wrong

No special characters in that, you must mean Password1?

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Make sure your Skype is up to date because FYI there's a nasty hole in it

Tomato Krill

Re: Skype Drive bys...

You keep that stable door nailed shut!

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Virgin Media resolves flaw in config backup for Super Hub routers

Tomato Krill

I (obviously) thought this but one barrel-scraping thought:

If you keep your (encrypted) backup on a share which doesn't require admin privileges, it'd be possible to replace it and either wait for a restore to be necessary or (needing physical access here) reset the router, prompting the owner to restore with you poisoned config backup?

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Police anti-ransomware warning is hotlinked to 'ransomware.pdf'

Tomato Krill

I didn't see any mention of the OS they were using?

Or is this an extension of the Mac's Dont get Trojans thing?

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Don't click that Google Docs link! Gmail hijack mail spreads like wildfire

Tomato Krill

Re: Never got one. Could I see headers, pleas?

I think you are missing the obvious - there are presumably (by Google's figures) approximately a million examples at hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh@mailinator.com, Shirley?

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Today's bonkers bug report: Microsoft Edge can't print numbers

Tomato Krill

Re: And all the students that get stuck with Windows S!

Well, tetanus would be worse, for one, or your car being stolen - there seventeen examples right there

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