* Posts by Blockchain commentard

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As Corning unveils its latest Gorilla Glass, we ask: What happened to sapphire mobe screens?

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I had a Suuntu watch with a sapphire screen. Just grazed it whilst walking past a pedestrian bollard and big scratch on the face. Never believed the hype about scratch proof glass and now had the proof!!

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If only 3D desktop printers could 3D print sales! Units crash in Q1

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The main problem as I see it is that 3D printers can't print in a mixture of colours, or even multiple prime colours. That and the size of the finished articles.

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Airbus UK infosec gros fromage: Yep, we work with arch-rivals Boeing

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The problem with infrastructure (like pumping stations), is they should not be anywhere near the internet. They should have dedicated cables to the head office. More expensive? Of course. More secure? Definitely. Then you only really need to worry about the head office security infrastructure.

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PayPal's pal Venmo spaffs your pals' payments – and yours

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But the big question is why it's even an option to make it public? Imagine if the banks let customers transactions available for all to see?

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People hate hot-desking. Google thinks they’ll love hot-Chromebooking

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Minor problem here. If your network switches are MAC-address locked, pulling a PC (or Chromebook) and plugging in a new one would (in a security conscious setup anyway) would then lock out that port. So now the end user has to tell the network guys which port he's removed the device from and what the new device's MAC address is. An everyday thing for the computer department, not so for Fred in Accounts !

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Scam alert: No, hackers don't have webcam vids of you enjoying p0rno. Don't give them any $$s

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Facepalm

Well, little does he know, I also post myself looking at p0rn sites on those same p0rn sites. Anything to get my ratings up I say !!!

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Fix this faxing hell! NHS told to stop hanging onto archaic tech

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When the computers were brought down by that virus, I bet fax was the main communication system used between hospitals.

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Ukraine claims it blocked VPNFilter attack at chemical plant

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They were infected. Very difficult to then thwart the attack. Think horse, bolt, stable door.

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Adtech-for-sex biz tells blockchain consent app firm, 'hold my beer'

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And if this has even a smidgeon of success, next it's politics.

The big elephant in the room though is that targeted advertising just doesn't work.

If blokes want to get their 'target' in the mood here's a hint. Be nice to them. Buy flowers/chocolates. Don't come home drunk demanding food on the table. You know, the basics.

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No, seriously, why are you holding your phone like that?

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And the other way I've noticed Johnny Foreigner speak into the phone is to use a earpiece to listen but speak into the mic whilst holding the phone like they're eating a chocolate bar. Best of both worlds?

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$100m sueball smacks Huawei over Facebook HQ infiltration claims

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$5 million in lost wages? I'd work for Huawei for that kind of money.

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For €10k, Fujitsu will tell you if your blockchain project is a load of bull

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So, at last. A blockchain system that actually will make money :-)

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Infrastructure wonks: Tear up Britain's copper phone networks by 2025

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Do you trust the average unemployed PFY to install fibre? Dream on.

Do you think all the local authorities will let their roads be dug up to lay the fibre without a hitch (especially in built up cities/historic towns)? Dream on.

What about the islands, mainly Scottish ones admittedly, who'll lay the fibre (specialist boats aren't cheap or readily available).

They need to do it incrementally.

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Basho investor to pay up $20m in damages for campaign that put biz on 'greased slide to failure'

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Shot themselves in the foot methinks. But I'm surprised Basho was going through $1.5 million a month. Seems a tad excessive.

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Hardware rumours, goat-spanking search engines and plenty of Azure. It's last week in Redmond

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The Immutable Blob would be a better film than my indie release The Immutable Bob where no matter what drugs he took, he didn't transform into gold :-(

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Snooping passwords from literally hot keys, China's AK-47 laser, malware, and more

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15mm calibre weapon. Er, is the laser beam 15mm? If not, it's not a 15mm calibre weapon. And it looks like it was cribbed off YouTube - lots of 'laser assault rifles' on there, all bursting black balloons (white/light coloured ones are too reflective it seems)!!!

Who can hold a weapon perfectly still for a few seconds whilst it's burning your enemy?

And to counter it? Wear mirrored Ray-bans :-)

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Spidey sense is literally tingling! Arachnids detect Earth's electric field, use it to fly away

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Re: To follow shortly...

Taranado - if sharks can do it, why not giant man-eating tarantulas?

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Imagine a patent on organizing computer files being used against online shopping sites. Oh, it's still happening

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Looks like they're breaking my (patent pending) patent of trolling large companies on the internet for large sums of money for using basic technology in the hope that the judge/jury are technically illiterate and find in my favour. Who needs Wonga when everyday is my payday !!!!!

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Japanese cryptominer slapped with suspended sentence

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Trollface

Re: Tracking perpetrators is hard, said Troy Mursch

Wanting to make sure you're not caught?

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Banks told: Look, your systems WILL fail. What is your backup plan?

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I wonder if the banks will absorb the extra costs and give lower bonuses to the execs or look at stopping free banking for the general public.

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NSO Group bloke charged with $50m theft of government malware

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And have NSO Group changed their firing policies so when they fire someone they show them the door straight away? I mean, that's IT Security 101.

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Boeing embraces Embraer to take off in regional jet market

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I wouldn't have thought a plane doing 5000 km is 'regional' - that's more trans-Atlantical.

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Cyber boffins drill into World Cup cyber honeypot used to cyber lure Israeli soldiers

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Holmes

You'd think that Israel would have anti-virus software on their soldiers smart phones/tablets considering the current climate in that part of the world.

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Have I been paid, Sage? Cloudy wage service locks out users

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I think someone needs some 'Sage' advice on doing updates !!!!!!!!

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Euro bank regulator: Don't follow the crowd. Stay off the cloud

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"potentially fungible data centres"- now they sound like fun places to work!!!!!

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Who fancies a six-core, 128GB RAM, 8TB NVMe … laptop?

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And no doubt you've asked nicely to get one for a long term 'review' :-)

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What a flap: SIM swiped from slain stork's GPS tracker used to rack up $2,700 phone bill

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"killed more than 1,110 Americans from Alaska to Hawaii" - that's a lot of Americans in the Pacific.

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'Coding' cockup blamed for NHS cough-up of confidential info against patients' wishes

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"TPP's SystmOne software". Well, if they can't even spell System properly, what hope have the patients got of a working system?

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Budget hotel chain, UK political party, Monzo Bank, Patreon caught in Typeform database hack

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Why does a 3rd party survey service need mobile numbers let alone date of birth? Oh yeah, they doing a survey on data mining.

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Vodafone drank Facebook's network Kool-Aid … and LIVED!

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Any chance that this will improve Vodafone's internet speed or is this just to get the backroom boys excited?

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New Android P beta is 'very close', 'near-final' but also just 'early'

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So, developers are going to miss out their (northern) summer holidays trying to find out what's not going to work on their current apps? Thanks Google.

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The Notch contagion is spreading slower than phone experts thought

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All very well talking about notches. But what about phones that now want hugs?

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When Google's robots give your business the death sentence – who you gonna call?

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3 days? What if Google decided at 6 pm on a Friday before a bank holiday weekend? Come into work on Tuesday and find Google have deleted everything. Nice.

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Micro Focus offloads Linux-wrangler SUSE for a cool $2.5bn

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Not bad price for free software !!!

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Namecheap users rage at domain transfer pain, but their supplier Enom blames... er, GDPR?

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Not new news. Had trouble well over a year ago with them and decided to upsticks and move all my domains to Google. No issues with them (touch wood).

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Boffins want to stop Network Time Protocol's time-travelling exploits

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And you need a powerful computer to decrypt *any* encrypted/secure time source, NTP or any other proposal. There go precious milliseconds.

And if your ISP is anything like mine, latency sucks, so I'm happy if my computers are just showing the correct date !!!!

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Foot lose: Idiot perv's shoe-mounted upskirt vid camera explodes

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If only there was a law banning morons.

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Google weeps as its home state of California passes its own GDPR

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I seriously hope that's $7,500 per person else Google, Facebook etc will be breaking the law every day and not notice it on the bank balance.

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So... where's the rest? Xiaomi walks away from IPO with less than hoped

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Manufacturer makes 5%. Resellers then add their 50% markup. Good for publicity but that's all it's good for unfortunately.

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HMRC told AGAIN to toughen up on VAT-dodging online traders

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It's a slog to chase £1 billion? How effing lazy have those effing a-holes become?

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Adidas US breach may have exposed millions of customers' personal info

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Why did they store email addresses/passwords in one place and useful info like credit cards in (presumably) another database? Haven't they heard of normalisation?

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Apple fanbois ride to the aid of iGiant in patent spat with Qualcomm

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Another excuse to manufacturer iThings in the USA!!!

That'll please Donald who'll no doubt claim it was down to his brilliance !!

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UK.gov is not being advised by Google. Repeat. It is not being advised by Google

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Facepalm

Advised by Google or Advertised by Google ?

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Marriage of AI, Google chips will save diabetics from a lot of pricks

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SP02 meters currently shove red light through your finger tip to see how much oxygen you have in the blood stream. I've always wondered why it couldn't be tweaked to see sugar as well. It's just another 'thing' in your blood. Any thoughts?

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Another staffer at mega-hacked Equifax slapped with insider trading rap

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When the insider trader gave back the $75,000 who got the money? Was it the SEC or the actual people he robbed?

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That'll learn ya! Data watchdog spanks two Brit phone botherers

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If they withhold their number, then you have to listen to the scum to find out who they are so you can then complain to the ICO. Surely in this day and age, there must be a better way of complaining?

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Facebook, Google, Microsoft scolded for tricking people into spilling their private info

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You can't opt out of Windows 10 user data grab unless you install something else and in the real world, the muggles know no better.

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Google kills AdWords!

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Big three areas ... and Android not there? It's the sole reason for Chrome browser beating IE.

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Reality Winner, liberty loser: NSA leaker faces 63 months in the cooler

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When she gets out and has the obligatory TV deal, will it be called The Reality Show?

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UK Foreign Office offers Assange a doctor if he leaves Ecuador embassy

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Yep. Don't want to look like the Chinese when we hand over a prisoner (student Otto Warmbier) who dies when he hits US soil.

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