* Posts by tcmonkey

11 posts • joined 26 Jul 2017

AAAAAAAAAA! You'll scream when you see how easy it is to pwn unpatched HPE servers

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I believe this holds true for Microservers as well.

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India tells its banks to get Windows XP off ATMs – in 2019!

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Joke

Secure ATMS with BIOS passwords

Oh that's a good one.

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Arlo, can you go? NETGEAR spins out its security cameras biz

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FAIL

Doesn't help that the hardware cost is astronomical too. I saw a kit of 3 cameras at a local electronics supplier with a name that sounds a lot like "Hardly Normal" - nearly AU$900 they wanted for it. At that price, wouldn't it be cheaper just to let the ne'er-do-wells keep your goddamn car stereos?

For frame of reference, my 8 channel IP system, complete with recording PC cost me significantly less than that. It also doesn't require a cloud of farts to work.

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South Australia bins emergency alert app, contract

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Shock horror

So it turns out that relying on a smartphone app to protect you from potentially mortal peril is a bad idea?! Water wet, sky blue! News at 11!

Please use some brainpower my fellow statesmen. At least just this once.

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How's this for a stocking filler next year? El Reg catches up with Gemini

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If this had released a little earlier, I would have been very tempted. In the end I bought a GPD Pocket, which is a little larger but is x86 based and thus will run practically any modern OS one chooses to throw at it (dual boot full Windows/Linux in a palmtop form is very nice).

All this being said, I am absolutely in support of these guys for keeping the Psion dream alive. I was rather sad when they stopped making devices.

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Equifax: About those 400,000 UK records we lost? It's now 15.2M. Yes, M for MEELLLION

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Yep, so use csv representations in every cell, she'll be right ;)

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Fuming Qualcomm smashed with 23 BILLION DOLLAR fine in monopoly abuse probe

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Oh dear...

Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch. Here's hoping that Broadcom get a similar taste.

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

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Re: You think that's bad?

XP Embedded can also refer to WES2009, which will be in support until 2019.

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/windows-embedded/2014/02/17/what-does-the-end-of-support-of-windows-xp-mean-for-windows-embedded/

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AMD shocks the world by only losing $16m

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Re: Read your links much?

Sorry, the link about Vega was the best one I could be bothered locating on mobile, but there are plenty of other places saying similar things about it.

My concern WRT Ryzen is that it's based on the same tech as the upcoming Epyc server chips, where multithreaded workloads are the norm. Telling your customers to cripple their hardware to get reliability out of it is not going to go down terribly well in the land of Enterprise.

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Shocking, especially seeing that Vega is set to be a disappointment and Ryzen seems to have unresolved silicon issues!

http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/possible-radeon-rx-vega-3dmark-time-spy-benchmark-result.html

https://community.amd.com/thread/215773

Definitely not something this commentard would voluntarily buy!

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Intel loves the maker community so much it just axed its Arduino, Curie hardware. Ouch

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Re: At least Google puts a 'beta' label on stuff it is likely to kill

Yep - I still reckon that getting rid of XScale when they did was one of the bigger mistakes Intel have ever made.

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