* Posts by David 9

14 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Jul 2009

Google flings Bing into search engine bin

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I think that's the point

Google continuously upgrade their products, making big changes all but imperceptible unless you actually used a version of their search from 1, 3, 5 & 8 years ago. Google nowadays is far better than it was back then, but looks almost exactly the same.

Firefox 4 debuts: The last kitchen sink release

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I click on a link and don't move the mouse - the page doesn't load.

I move the mouse - the page loads. Tested on google, bbc news and my own lovely website. I even waited 45seconds for a page to load which usually loads in about 150ms as timed in firebug.

A bit of a stonker of a bug if it's more than my copy affected!

RSA breach leaks data for hacking SecurID tokens

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DES? Really?

3DES maybe, but you can't advocate DES in this day and age. Techniques to break DES quicker than brute force were around in the early 80s.

But RSA using a secret private algorithm really is a breach of cryptography 101.

WTF is... wireless HDMI?

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Where for £99?

Agreed, as the cheapest I can see it for is a smidge over £200.

Mum arrested for seducing teen on Xbox Live

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Paris Hilton

fnarr, fnarr

"...but federal authorities were eventually able to nail her." - Oh El Reg you spoil us.

Rocks, hard places and Congo minerals

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I love the reg

Absolutely fascinating story, and the comments just as much. The depth of knowledge of el reg's readership never fails to astound me.

RockYou password snafu exposes webmail accounts

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Not a professional developer in my book

SQL Injection always reads as: "Doesn't know what they are doing"

Even if it's fixed, it shows the standards (or lack of) at RockYou.com.

LHC pulverises previous record: 2.36 TeV surprise collision!

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"Luis Sancho is the guy who filed a lawsuit in Hawaii to stop the LHC being built, because he thinks it'll create a black hole which destroys us all."

Typical yank who seems to think that him filing a lawsuit in A DIFFERENT FARKING COUNTRY can stop something happening in another.

Appeal Court: Mod chips infringe game copyright after all

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@Anonymous Coward

You didn't actually read the article did you?

Most expensive RAF aircraft ever takes to the skies

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Nice and balanced

The usual anti-british military tripe I seem to always read on here. What SharkNose said.

Oh, and the point of the Nimrod isn't to hunt out submarines, it's to defend the UK's nuclear deterrent, which finding submarines just happens to be part of.

Feds break Apple's code of App Store silence

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Ted - I love you.

You make me look forward to every 2nd Monday morning.

Windows XP customers positive but split on Windows 7

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@Dick Emery

Good to see you've done your research.

IT workers grumble about lack of career path

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@Anonymous Coward "What would you expect?" - Really?

Obviously there are SERVICE jobs, but part of my job is developing things that make the business work smarter to enhance our competitive advantage.

To say that 99% of IT jobs are service, is just complete crap.

Amazon cuts cost of Kindle

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You bought 'Digital Fortress' by Dan Brown? You are going to be bitterly disappointed.