* Posts by Lexeus

10 posts • joined 21 Apr 2018

Accounts whistleblower blackmailed Autonomy for a payoff, Mike Lynch tells High Court

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Frankly Microsoft have a better chance of suing the old Nokia bosses..... *they said the Nokia 3210 was worth $$$ Billions*

Microsoft: 2TB or not 2... OK, OK! 2TB. OneDrive dragged kicking and screaming into selling more storage

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Re: Backups...

I trialed it an decided a long time ago that I would rather have a manually executed cloud backup that may be a little less uptodate but I know has been completed correctly, than a auto backup that who knows what state it is in when the S#!T hits the fan and you go to recover what turns out to be a backup that stopped running months ago because you didn't update the client...

IT sales star wins $660k lawsuit against Oracle in Qatar – but can't collect, because the Oracle he sued suddenly vanished

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They are only screwing their workforce so they can give YOU (the customer) a better deal!! ;D

Brit Watchkeeper drone fell in the sea because blocked sensor made algorithms flip out

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This is just another case like the Apache. The government gets to announce that they are bringing X percent of the money to UK companies by developing our UK version of the Apache software and buying the aircraft from the USA. Then what happens, they discover the software is actually more expensive to make per aircraft than the hardware.

In this case, they decided to bring Drone development to UK industry, and to save money some accountant opted not to have the ability of the manual remote flight control. Any engineer can tell you that a real flight trial is going to have an issue of some sort, and autopilot is going to go wrong some time!

Easy-to-hack combat systems, years-old flaws and a massive bill – yup, that's America's F-35

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Talk about double standards.....

In the past Army systems were wide open to attack..... if you could connect to them. No one cared.

Nowadays they are being judged by a new generation of internet security standards with an assumption that they will default to the most secure system design possible.

Given that one of the main advances in the F35 is it's networked capabilities, this is just impossible. Only systems such as those used in nuclear reactors are truly ultra secure, rightfully so..... achieved by not have an external network connection, an air-gap, and even then there have been reports of USB sticks being plugged in on computers and infecting networks, that's how israel apparently got iran's uranium purification out of action.

What use is a secure fighter jet if they haven't even made it work right yet? Get your priorities right.

NASA 'nauts do what flagship smartphone fans can only dream of: Change the batteries

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Re: Replaceable Batteries a new feature?

Completely agree, frankly the main effect of these new super slim phones is to make them super difficult to stop from sliding out of your hand and smashing the screen on the floor....

It's just stupid that they try and sell you one of their Apple branded cases that then double the thickness of your phone... because it needs the protection?!?

International investors gobble up Brit satellite specialist Inmarsat

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Pension schemes are perfect investors here, with large stacks of cash sitting around and only interested in long term steady cash returns. The satellite industry is about as non-reliant on the British pound as you can get, I imagine most clients pay in USD. So yes getting in ahead of the rush, or perhaps they just think that in the current climate they are undervalued to start with and the pension funds like everyone else at the moment are not sure where they can safely put their money. Government bonds certainly aren't going to pay those pensions!

Spies still super upset they can't get at your encrypted comms data

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Re: Transparency first..

Master keys are just a ticking timebomb in any context, like designing a nuclear bomb that has a 0.1% chance of blowing on any given day.

Just look at Sony and their PS3 screwup with masterkeys, if a highly motivated tech company cannot keep a lid on such a system, what chance to civil servants stand.

... Aaaand that's a fifth Brit Army Watchkeeper drone to crash in Wales

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What's all the fuss about, check the specs on Wikipedia, it's all as desgined....

Typical Endurance: 17 hours

Yahoo! webmail! hacker! faces! nearly! eight! years! in! the! cooler!

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Yea, but when you are this idiot and you know the facts are worse than the prosecutors story, it doesn't seem like a bad idea to admit your guilt and say "yea, yea, that's what I did, i'm really sorry....... don't check under the carpet...."

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