* Posts by hakuli

19 posts • joined 7 Aug 2019

So, what's fashion going to look like on the Moon in 2024? NASA's ready to show you the goods

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Re: Orange is ...

"Space 1999 is on telly again! On one of those channels like CBS Drama or something, in the evenings after whatever flavour of Star Trek they're currently showing"

It's on the Horror Channel (Freeview Ch. 70.) at 20:00, after ST: Voyager...

Why the Horror Channel? I'll leave that up to you...

Twitter: No, really, we're very sorry we sold your security info for a boatload of cash


Re: Well...

Whoops, my bad. Happy to be corrected, though.


Re: Well...

"if they can muddy the waters around what "personal" data is they can argue they didn't violate the 72 hour limit"

My understanding is that GDPR itself defines what is considered to be personal information, and so in scope of the law. Twitter can "redefine" personal data all they like, but it won't make a difference if the law says otherwise.

If a mobile phone number is a sufficiently good identifier to provide targeted ads, by extension surely it's also sufficiently good to uniquely identify an individual and so - if they're an EU citizen - it's "personal data" and in scope for GDPR?

IANAL, though...

EU's top court says tracking cookies require actual consent before scarfing down user data


Re: That was nice

@ Charlie Clark "The cookie is required to map browser requests to the server session."

From ec.europa.eu

"...consent is not required for technical storage or access of the following cookies:

* Cookies used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication

* Cookies that are strictly necessary in order for the provider of an information society service explicitly required by the user to provide that service."

So, no change as I understand it. Absolutely necessary cookies, which your site simply cannot function without, can be placed without the consent of the user - though I think you still need the cookie notice.

As this ruling relates to a pre-checked box for targeted advertising cookies, which aren't essential, it falls foul of the rules.

Seems to me this ruling simply confirms the existing rules. IANAL, though...

Nine words to ruin your Monday: Emergency Internet Explorer patch amid in-the-wild attacks


Re: Microsoft Update Catalog only

I'd be more inclined to buy that if it was being pushed from Microsoft Update, but it's not. The only place its available, last time I checked, was the Update Catalog.


Re: Microsoft Update Catalog only

Either someone at MS doesn't consider this quite as critical as they claim, otherwise it'd have hit WSUS, or they think people looking after vast swathes of W10 machines have nothing better to do with their time than install it.

Chef roasted for tech contract with family-separating US immigration, forks up attempt to quash protest


Re: d**k move

I wonder whether my original comment was unclear.

The "d**k move" I was referring to was Chef removing the attribution, in violation of the Apache licence, not the original author pulling his repo.

Apologies for any confusion.


I was going to make a similar point.

They have since restored the attribution, so the original author of Chef-Sugar is credited as such in their fork.

Still a d**k move to have removed it in the first place, imho.

Time for another cuppa then? Tea-drinkers have better brains, say boffins with even better brains


Re: Smarts drink tea or Drink tea makes smarts

I presume they mean that UHT long-life rubbish...

Welsh police use of facial recog tech – it's so 'lawful', rules High Court

Big Brother

Re: Would I be right....

2+2=5 said:

"Well, not at the moment. But that's the next step isn't it? Covering your face in a 'facial recognition zone' will become illegal."

Ask and ye shall receive...


Here's a top tip: Don't trust the new person – block web domains less than a month old. They are bound to be dodgy


Re: ICU Pro

"The sites are all made up of two words, oakfill, radicalsurgeon, ribbonrequest, etc., so I assume there's an automated registration system based on word lists. I don't see how they could do this without the connivance of the registrars."

I, perhaps wrongly, assumed the sender domains were simply being spoofed. I've never bothered to verify they exist, though, just chucked them straight on the block list...

Don't trust Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, boffins warn: Zuck & Co know that hash is king


Wait, what?

I'm sorry, potentially I'm simply being a little dense here, but...

FTA: "They point to Facebook's 2010 acquisition of a Friendster patent, which covers giving creditors access to social media profiles to assess loans, as a sign of where the company is headed."

How, exactly, is that a valid patent?

Buying a Chromebook? Don't forget to check that best-before date


"Consider upgrading"...

FTA: "The device will show a notification along the lines of: "This device will no longer receive the latest software updates. Please consider upgrading." "

To a better, non-Google OS perhaps?

(Would never buy a Chromebook personally...)

KNOB turns up the heat on Bluetooth encryption, hotels leak guest info, city hands $1m to crook, and much, much more


Re: Knob

I'm sure they'll have some stiff competition from the commentards here...

Microsoft Notepad: If it ain't broke, shove it in the Store, then break it?


Re: Leave the 'pads alone

"I would hate to see either of them disappear or, worse, mutate into some ribbon-wearing monstrosity."

Um, doesn't WordPad already have a ribbon? (Been there since Windows 7, I think?)

We're not going Huawei even if you ban our 5G kit, Chinese firm tells UK


Re: US trade Deal

One thing that astounded me about US food, was the absolute state of what they call "bread".

Why the hell they felt the need to add "high fructose corn syrup" to the ingredients of a loaf, I'll never know. Horrible stuff.

Pentagon says ethics complaint against JEDI mega-cloud is a non-issue. Its Time Lords say: That is not logical


re: Alister

"I suggest you go back and look at previous coverage of this story from El Reg"

By your command...

Plot twist: Google's not spying on King's Cross with facial recognition tech, but its landlord is

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Re: For what it's worth …

Only kind of related, but I did enjoy the fact that the cookie consent banner for the ICO was correctly "opt-in" for analytics.

(Part of me honestly expected it to be wrong...)

Thunderbolts and lightning very, very frightening as loo shatters, embedding porcelain shards in wall


Re: I Learn Something New Every Day...

Would that make it a "Bowl Shattering of Doom", then?


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