* Posts by Anne-Lise Pasch

335 posts • joined 31 Jul 2008


Huge if true... Trump explodes as he learns open source could erode China tech ban

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Re: Re:

If Scanners were real, Trump would've exploded long ago.

Real-time tragedy: Dumb deletion leaves librarian red-faced and fails to nix teenage kicks on the school network

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I remember having to use SPAD to access the library at sunsite, which allowed you to telnet back out. That was the workaround...

It's time to track people's smartphones to ensure they self-isolate during this global pandemic, says WHO boffin

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Re: Naomi Klein

"So can millions of other ordinary people"

And yet you keep voting them back into power.

Education tech supplier RM smacked by UK schools closure

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If you cant sell virtual learning environments

... to a captive scholarly audience trapped at home, give up.

Microsoft nukes 9 million-strong Necurs botnet after unpicking domain name-generating algorithm

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Let's hope bad guys don't know how to generate guids.

Google: You know we said that Chrome tracker contained no personally identifiable info? Yeah, about that...

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Re: Just one question

> would you accept their offer?

Maybe, if it worked with my kettle.

Sure, check through my background records… but why are you looking at my record collection?

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Re: Contractor Testing

> I'm not sure I can make my script run that slowly.

Switch to PHP :)

Are we having fund yet, npm? CTO calls for patience after devs complain promised donations platform has stalled

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Its a donation if the amount you pay is arbitrary, and allows for zero.

Startup Mycroft AI declares it will fight 'patent troll' tooth and nail after its Linux voice-assistant attracts lawsuit

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Re: Sounds a trifle broad.

Prior art (Literally):


RIP FTP? File Transfer Protocol switched off by default in Chrome 80

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Re: Whippersnappers!

CU? bah. ITP PAD!

From WordPad to WordAds: Microsoft caught sneaking nagging Office promos into venerable text editor beta

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Re: Many of these ads can be disabled.

My pet hate is using Rouge instead of Rogue. Especially in online RPGs.

EU've been naughty: GDPR has netted bloc €114m in fines since 2018

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So, 114,000,000 / 160,000 means each *breach* has an average value of 700 euros *. Which means our personal data is still worth tuppence.


About right.

* about 400 euros if you discount the Google judgement, which wasn't really about GDPR.

Unlocking news: We decrypt those cryptic headlines about Scottish cops bypassing smartphone encryption

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Re: Fail to see what the fuss is

My 'fuss' is that this toolset changes the device and does harm. Its the digital equivalent of kicking the door in. One does not simply 'unroot' afterwards, no harm, no foul. So normalizing this ability allows officers to think that this is a lockpick, not a siege weapon.

A fine host for a Raspberry Pi: The Register rakes a talon over the NexDock 2

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Re: Use case

The better use case is for turning powerful mini pcs into portable machines. Wiring up the latest Skull Canyon to one of these gives a powerful 'laptop' that you can use at your destinations without needing to cart about a full monitor, keyboard and mouse.

Ex-Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain's part in the accounting badness was 'wildly overblown'

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Re: impersonation

possibly not, and either the universe will implode, or all the amanfromMars variants will either have to kill each other to become more powerful (like in Jet Li' The One) or merge together and die (a la Timecop).

Why is a 22GB database containing 56 million US folks' personal details sitting on the open internet using a Chinese IP address? Seriously, why?

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Re: late capitalists

... *blink * You mean you aren't?

Sometimes shining a light on a nuclear problem just makes things worse

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Re: Scintillating!

I see what you did there.

Interpol: Strong encryption helps online predators. Build backdoors

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Re: Here we go again...

I <3 Judge Dredd :)

Don't miss this patch: Bad Intel drivers give hackers a backdoor to the Windows kernel

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Re: Trust Me. I'm a Microsoftie

I once considered voting for Labour... but it seemed like it involved hard work. *badum tish*

Senior GitLab exec resigns over plan to stop hiring engineers in China and Russia

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Re: Rudy Giuliani would not agree with you

The USA basically just embraced epsilon efficiency: *total throughput*

One man's mistake, missing backups and complete reboot: The tale of Europe's Galileo satellites going dark

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Re: What about auto-updates?

He probably mis-spelled onion.

(Because he's still crying.)

Don't look too closely at what is seeping out of the big Dutch pipe

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I remember going to experts-exchange (back when the site didn't have a hyphen in it) and getting blocked by BT's internal corporate site blocker as attempting to visit a porn site. Never felt so worried about my job.

We're free in 3... 2... 1! Amazon unhooks its last Oracle database, nothing breaks and life goes on

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Re: Unlike Aurora

Catchup of which features? (honestly curious)

IR35 blame game: Barclays to halt off-payroll contractors, goes directly to PAYE

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Re: "engage on a PAYE basis"

So, when I send my cleaners to clean their offices, are they no longer my employees when they clean? And as I send different cleaners depending on the week, does Barclays need to hire and fire accordingly? And do those employees have to 'invest' in my company some of their earnings to keep my business running?

You see, what people seem to forget is... its not just one-man-bands using service companies.

You've got (Ginni's) mail! Judge orders IBM to cough up CEO, execs' internal memos in age-discrim legal battle

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Re: The American elephant in the room, er, ocean.

Do agree. 60% over 40 doesn't actually sound like discrimination, just a skew towards pricing. 80% over 40 would lead more towards discrimination.

You look like a fungi. Got mushroom in your life to build stuff with mycelium computers?

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Re: No windows in my building please.

So quorny.

Freebie tier coming to issue-tracking Jira, but you'll have to cough up to unlock the good stuff

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Re: Ticket Management by Bluster

This will work... right up until you get hit by a bus. The (only) real usefulness of systems used by lots of people... is that lots of people use them, so you become replacable. Jira, for all its faults (and it has SO so many) is used by a lot of software teams, so onboarding PMs is easy. Depends on your business, of course.

OK, let's try that again: Vulture rakes a talon on Samsung's fresh attempt at the Galaxy Fold 5G

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Re: Surely not

> It doesn't do anything ground breaking or really innovative.

Apart from folding out into a tablet.

Everyone remembers their first time: ESA satellite dodges 'mega constellation'

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Re: Starlink hasn't been up long

Malta driving law 101 :)

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Re: Starlink hasn't been up long

That's pretty brazen.

Developer reconsiders npm command-line ad caper after outcry

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Re: What's all this moaning about not getting paid for working Open Source ?

And then, when its succesful... pay the hosting bill! If you have success, you should fork over your life savings to keep it a public service, dammit! /sarcasm

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Re: Maybe the expectation of making money off JavaScript should be adjusted?

Is there a way to optimise above and below-the-fold without javascript? I'm all for clean markup, but unless browsers come with a way to do built-in device detection, etc, I'm still beholden to the frameworks.

Samsung Note10+ torn apart to expose three 5G antennas: One has to pick up something

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They lost me with the headphone jack.

I know its old tech, but I'm surrounded by 3.5mm things still because they don't need batteries to make Bluetooth work.

Now CI/CD can get a better piece of the Actions: GitHub expands automation service to build, test, deploy tools

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Re: Embrace, extend, something else beginning with ex?

extrude to exhaustion :)

I could throttle you right about now: US Navy to ditch touchscreens after kit blamed for collision

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Re: The American elephant in the room, er, ocean.

Chevy *Bolt* - This is what happens when the electric brakes fail. :)

It's Black Hat and DEF CON in Vegas this week. And yup, you know what that means. Hotel room searches for guns

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Re: They just had to open up that can of worms, didn't they?

In Texas, that can probably be arranged. :)

Fed-up graphic design outfit dangles cash to anyone who can free infosec of hoodie pics

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Re: Some research is indicated

The IP addresses were collated, GDPR ignored, and GCHQ thus determined:

Of 50 applicants, 49 addresses were confirmed as home/business addresses and discounted.

The one secured IP address belonged to a Russian VPN service, and was probably Putin.

Official: Microsoft will take an axe to Skype for Business Online. Teams is your new normal

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Hefty capital investment

Have to throw all our Yealink skype for business phones in the bin now.

The April 2018 Update is so 1803, snort Windows 10 faithful as more settle down in 1903 town

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I upgraded to 1903. My hdmi flickered repeatedly even with latest AMD drivers. Spent 2 hours trying various reinstalls of the drivers. Rolled back. Everything working fine. Decided not worth it. Don't want to debug Windows/AMD any more.

Backdoors won't weaken your encryption, wails FBI boss. And he's right. They won't – they'll fscking torpedo it

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I'm confused

If we create an encryption with a backdoor...

... Why would 'bad guys' use it?

German patent hoarder IPCom fires sueball at Vodafone over 4G

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If the law firm burned down after, I'd be happy with a pyrrhic victory. Or, at least, a Pyre-ic victory.

Equifax to world+dog: If we give you this $700m, can you pleeeeease stop suing us about that mega-hack thing?

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Re: Right

$4000 for spaffing my data sounds about right. My data is worth more than $4 to me. Although, thanks to Equifax, its now *public domain*

Frenzied bidding war for hot property KCOM as share price rockets by tuppence and a half

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I use KCOM in the south of England

...because they bought out Eclipse Internet.

And its really hard to move ISPs when you have umpteen static IP addresses and locked-in domain hosting with abysmal UI.

Scots NHS symptom checker pings Facebook, Google and other ad peddlers

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Re: Purpose of collection

If only there was software to take all these disparate sources of data and let you run reports on it. Analytics, if you will.

If only the services allowing this didn't spaff your data everywhere else for other purposes...

Engineer found guilty of smuggling military-grade chips from the US to China

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Chips? Or 'Freedom Fries'?

Drone fliers are either 'clueless, careless or criminal' says air traffic gros fromage

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Re: Sage is right!

"The <x> community isn't able to keep their clueless, careless or criminal members in check. So they all deserve to be called that."

Where <x> =

Replace <x> with a race, and you'd be a racist.

This is why your logic fails.

Biz tells ransomware victims it can decrypt their files... by secretly paying off the crooks and banking a fat margin

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Re: Surely they are aiding and abetting the crime then?

You could consider a defence for them as contractually approved 'Hostage Negotiators'.

BGP super-blunder: How Verizon today sparked a 'cascading catastrophic failure' that knackered Cloudflare, Amazon, etc

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Re: whaaaaat, no...

The bit that scares me is that I actually think Donald Trump can actively edit his memory to believe what he says, hence Iran is his enemy *and always has been*.

Remember the Nominet £100m dot-uk windfall it claims doesn't exist? Well, it's already begun

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Google hosts .co.uk but not .uk, so if you use Google Domains for your .co.uk... You can't register .uk as it has to be registered using your current provider.

Greatest threat facing IT? Not the latest tech giant cockwomblery – it's just tired engineers

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Have a beer...

...for taking the point-in-time backup. True laziness would've skipped that step :)



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