* Posts by Richard51

6 posts • joined 17 Jun 2018

Haunted disk-drive? This story will give you the chills...

Richard51

But which methylated spirits? Ordinary commercial, without crystal violet but with pyridine, with crystal violet but without pyridine, of crystal violet and pyridine free?

Like many things the simple statement covers a multitude of sins,

National Museum of Computing to hold live Enigma code-breaking demo with a Bombe

Richard51

Even worse, the bombes only generated possible settings for the Enigma machines, they were not infrequently wrong. The decryption was done on British made improvements of the Enigmas.

p.s. the bombes were improved versions of the Polish bombas, not an invention in their own right,

When's a backdoor not a backdoor? When the Oz government says it isn't

Richard51

Re: Who would pay?

Simple book codes, if only used once would be unbreakable even then. Without foreknowledge of the book in question and where in the book the encryption starts they are totally unbreakable.

Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)

Richard51

Re: how exactly were the school to know of the copyright in the first place?

Strange how it works for Goggle but not Kim Dotcom.

User spent 20 minutes trying to move mouse cursor, without success

Richard51

Re: Keyboard ecosystems

What did thiat teacher use for intelligence? When I was growing bacteria in clinical laboratories the plates had to be opened. It did not matter what the bacteria were it was quite safe, even culturing typhoid (Salmonella typhi, now enteriditis var typhi) or T.B. We even at times smelt the cultures at close range as an aid to identification.

Richard51

Re: Trackball can be worse....

What has kvm got to do with pointing devices? I thought it stood for kernel virtual machine.

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