* Posts by Tomislav

67 posts • joined 31 Mar 2009

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Tired: Linux fans using the Edge browser. Wired: Linux fans using a Microsoft account to sign into the Edge browser

Tomislav

Re: Third step is

I believe we also need linux to automatically collect and send telemetry data to Microsoft. Strictly for troubleshooting purposes. :)

Microsoft Edge goes homomorphic: Nobody will see your credentials... but you'll need to sign in to use it

Tomislav

On the plus side, it will work on macOS.

I am sure those two Edge on MacOS users will appreciate the feature. :)

Apple's M1: the fastest and bestest ever silicon = revolution? Nah, there's far more interesting stuff happening in tech that matters to everyone

Tomislav

Re: I fear that too much shiny is taking a toll on some people's attention span.

He is not talking about moving data to the GPU. Moving data is meant between computers and/or data storage. For example having the fastest CPU in the world will not give you faster Netflix streaming, network DB access, better looking TikTok videos etc. It might reduce your wait to render said video, but uploading it will still take the same time as it would on a 10 year old Core Duo.

Good news: Boffins have finally built room-temperature superconductors. Bad news: You'll need a laser, a diamond anvil, and a lot of pressure

Tomislav

Pounds per square inch? Really? No jubs per football fields? :)

Hydrogen-powered train tested on Britain's railway tracks as diesel alternative

Tomislav

Re: Not as green as 25kv overhead

Maybe, but you can produce hydrogen using green energy (wind and solar) whenever available, while for a 25kV line you need something more reliable and available 24/7.

Northrop Grumman wins $13.3bn contract with US Air Force to kick off Minuteman III ICBM replacement

Tomislav
Trollface

Re: Pleeeease.....

Yup, and Netgear will provide the said web management interface. :) IoT ICBMs will be all the rage in the coming years... :D

How do you solve a problem like Privacy Shield? US and EU policymakers kick off discussions

Tomislav

Re: Store data in the EU

Exactly, we only know what Microsoft (and others) have released publicly. We cannot know what happened behind the scenes and how many requests they decided to silently comply with.

Tomislav

Re: Store data in the EU

No, it does not, because CLOUD act (mentioned in the article) gives US TLAs access to all the data held by US companies anywhere in the world, including EU.

Pay ransomware crooks, or restore the network? Guess which way this city chose after weighing up the costs

Tomislav

Re: Ah IT 'managers'

Remember the recent attack against Garmin. A group called Evil Corp encrypted their infrastructure, demanding $10m. The problem with this group is that it was illegal for Garmin to pay up, so they paid a third party to "deal with the issue", and that company paid the crims. Making these payments illegal will result in similar deals.

USA decides to cleanse local networks of anything Chinese under new five-point national data security plan

Tomislav

FTFY

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo European Data Protection Supervisor announced a “Clean Network plan” he says offers a “comprehensive approach to guarding our citizens’ privacy and our companies’ most sensitive information from aggressive intrusions by malign actors, such as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) US of A”.

No wonder Brit universities report hacks so often: Half of staff have had zero infosec training, apparently

Tomislav

Re: Ah IT 'managers'

Cybersecurity training, day 1, lesson 1 - don't use public cloud. :)

Windows 10 Insider wondering where Notepad has gone? Fear not, Microsoft found it down the back of Dev Channel

Tomislav

Re: Better alternative, skip MS

Provided you know how to exit vi without rebooting :)

PC printer problems and enraged execs: When the answer to 'Hand over that floppy disk' is 'No'

Tomislav

Re: Ah IT 'managers'

You are refering to the online strip "Schlock Mercenary". I follow it regularly, it is quite fun.

https://schlockmercenary.fandom.com/wiki/The_Seventy_Maxims_of_Maximally_Effective_Mercenaries

OnePlus 8 equals buttery-smooth refresh rates, water and dust resistance, but an inflating price tag

Tomislav

Re: Middle of the road pricing

Yup, I guess my ageing Oneplus 3T will have to do for another year, or three. :)

Not only is Zoom's strong end-to-end encryption not actually end-to-end, its encryption isn't even that strong

Tomislav

Obviously...

I have and will in the future use Zoom software exclusively!

I do recognize that there is a discrepancy between the commonly accepted definition of what I just said and what I actually have done and/or intend to do.

Hong Kong coronavirus quarantine evaders collared by cops with the help of smartphone-tracking tech

Tomislav

Re: Not so smart tech

RFID has low range. Now, if you introduced mandatory personal QR code worn on the chest (for example on the left side) and on your arm below the left shoulder...

IBM veep partly blamed Sopra Steria for collapse of £155m Co-Op Insurance Agile project

Tomislav

Re: Crikey, this raises more questions than answers...

"The system is in fact performing as expected"

Nobody at IBM really expected it to work so it is in fact performing as expected. :)

Vodafone CEO: We will elbow Chinese firm Huawei from our European core networks

Tomislav

5 years?

So they will simply wait until the equipment has reached it's usual EOL and then replace it with something not made by Huawei. Sounds sensible, but I fail to see where is the 200m cost since this is something they would do anyway...

Throw a sofa at this guy with your mind. She's in Control. Oh look, now I've learnt to bloody fly. She's in Control

Tomislav

I have not played a game in ages, and it shows. The first thing I thought after reading the above post was - author must have a really bad computer to have issues with "XCOM: Terror from the deep" :D

US govt 'told Germany that Chinese spies bug' Huawei 5G kit. It also told the world Iraq had WMDs ready to deploy...

Tomislav

FTFY

"THE US cannot be trusted to tell the truth or protect the interests of others,"

There, fixed that for you :)

The IoT wars are over, maybe? Amazon, Apple, Google give up on smart-home domination dreams, agree to develop common standards

Tomislav

Obligatory XKCD comic...

https://xkcd.com/927/

Boffins blow hot and cold over li-ion battery that can cut leccy car recharging to '10 mins'

Tomislav

Not much left then...

Don't expect to see this in mobiles because they don't have the required cooling. Unless you are willing to let your mobile phone preheat itself to 60 degrees C and then wait a couple of hours for it to cool to room temperature this will have no impact in your daily life.

Recharging a car in 10 minutes will have enormous power requirements, the infrastructure and production to support this on a mass scale is just not there yet and might not be within the next 10 to 20 years. Remember, electricity needs to be produced somehow and then brought to the recharging station. Recharging a Tesla to 80% in 10 minutes will require about half a megawatt of power, now imagine a recharging station in the middle of the desert with a dozen cars recharging at the same time...

Bloke who claimed he invented Bitcoin must hand over $5bn of e-dosh in court case. He can't. He's waiting for a time traveler to arrive

Tomislav

Not much left then...

I am sure someone will get that password, one way or another. :)

Obligatory XKCD

https://xkcd.com/538/

Can you trust Huawei... or any other networks supplier for that matter?

Tomislav

Not much left then...

"Two key areas are how well a country protects its citizens' data and how much technology companies are mixed up with military and security agencies."

... if we rule out Cisco too.

Bring it on, Chipzilla! Nvidia swipes back at Intel in CPU-GPU AI performance brouhaha

Tomislav

If the processor only ever runs your code you do not need any of those patches...

Samsung Galaxy's flagship leaks ... don't matter much. Here's why

Tomislav

It has a jack...

Just look at the picture in the article, you can see the jack to the left of the USB port...

It's 2019, and a PNG file can pwn your Android smartphone or tablet: Patch me if you can

Tomislav

Re: Oh well

I have a 2+ years old OnePlus 3T that gets regular security patches and will even get an upgrade to Android 9.0

WD's Purple reign continues: 12TB helium disks for vid spy tech

Tomislav

Re: Helium

Unfortunately using vacuum is not an alternative because that would require a much stronger (read: thicker) casing, which in turn would reduce the available space for platters. Remember, you are limited by the 3.5" HDD case size. Filling the interior with helium helps keep the pressure difference to a minimum.

Apple takes $9m kick down under after bricking iPhones

Tomislav

Perhaps, but Apple could have just warned people that the replacement screen is a potential security risk. Outright disabling phones with 3rd party replacement screens is going too far. People should have the right to do the wrong thing, it is their security after all, not Apples.

Intel claims it’s halved laptop display power slurpage

Tomislav

Inquiring mind wants to know...

What about SPECTRE? Can we expect that to get solved in the new processors?

How many ways can a PDF mess up your PC? 47 in this Adobe update alone

Tomislav

It takes very dedicated programmers to create code with so many bugs. Kudos to Acrobat! :)

I got 99 secure devices but a Nintendo Switch ain't one: If you're using Nvidia's Tegra boot ROM I feel bad for you, son

Tomislav

Yawn

So this dangerous exploitable hole I am going to get pwned through requires physical access? I am going back to sleep, tyvm. :)

Here we go again... UK Prime Minister urges nerds to come up with magic crypto backdoors

Tomislav

Re: Biometrics

So all you would need is a copy of a federal judges fingerprint to unlock any iPhone in the world? Sounds foolproof...

Dumb bug of the week: Apple's macOS reveals your encrypted drive's password in the hint box

Tomislav

Wait, does this mean Apple responded to a Reg request for comment? That is bigger news than these flaws. :)

Huawei servers hitch ride with Intel's Xeon SP

Tomislav

The v4 generation seems to have been skipped.

This is not surprising, the Chinese dislike number 4 and often skip it, even as a floor number. This is similar to us skipping number 13 in hotels etc.

Huawei Honor 8 Pro: Makes iPhone 7 Plus look a bit crap

Tomislav

Re: Only the imminent OnePlus flagship is likely to give it any competition?

I was being sarcastic. This Huawei model has just about matched the performance of the old 3T model (apart from the higher resolution screen and a bit stronger battery).

Tomislav

Only the imminent OnePlus flagship is likely to give it any competition?

Imminent here means last years' 3T model? Since that model had 6GB of RAM and 128GB of flash at a lower price point I can only see Huawei trying to catch up...

New Royal Navy Wildcat helicopters can't transmit vital data

Tomislav

Why not use swallows instead of pigeons? European for normal thumb disks and african for the larger 2.5" variety...

'Hacker' accused of idiotic plan to defraud bank out of $1.5 million

Tomislav

Re: Cybercriminals?

I believe he meant Google and co...

Self-driving Google car T-boned in California crash

Tomislav

@Steve Evans - since this is Google we are talking about if the other driver has an Android based phone Google can probably prove it, including which app was running in the foreground and what he was typing. :)

Google asks the public to name the forthcoming Android N operating system

Tomislav

It's simply Nuts.

Boffins build laser that can twist its own light

Tomislav

There is something missing...

I am disappointed with the lack of sharks in this article. El Reg you can do better than that. :)

Eric Schmidt, for one, welcomes our new robot overlords

Tomislav

"population growth"?

How will AI advances influence population growth? Or is this the other, more mechanical and heavily armed kind of population growth? :D

Cisco cops to enterprise IOS XE vulnerability

Tomislav

Audit? Nah...

I doubt this has anything to do with code audit. This looks like a standard vulnerability, probably found by a customer who used some sort of network vulnerability scanner or some other piece of software which used the all zero MAC address causing his switch to crash.

Sengled lightbulb speakers: The best worst stereo on Earth

Tomislav

"It sounds terrible. I'm going to have to go to another room."

So it does have potentially good side effects?

Chlorine gas horror leak at Apple data center puts five in hospital

Tomislav

I would guess a local BOFH with a reduced beer... er... I mean IT budget might be to blame. :)

Cylon is golden: Backstabbing bank holiday board games

Tomislav

@Graham Marsden

True, Shadows over Camelot can get a bit tedious after a while and working as a traitor is complicated but with just a bit of luck you can make Camelot go down in flames. :)

There was a game I played but not really liked that was very paranoia inducing - Panic Station. Some might like it. :)

Tomislav

Saboteur 2 does exist, but I would rather call these two party games, not backstabbing. Try Shadows over Camelot. :)

Windows 10 Device Guard: Microsoft's effort to keep malware off PCs

Tomislav

What about free software for home users, like Putty or Wireshark? Or something that updates often and does not like Microsoft very much like Java or Flash? Seems like Microsoft is trying to go the walled garden iRoute...

Windows XP's market share grows AGAIN!

Tomislav

Microsoft should learn from Samsung and Apple and just rename W10 to Windows XP 2 plus.:)

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