* Posts by Ragarath

1066 posts • joined 26 Aug 2009


80,000 internet-connected cameras still vulnerable after critical patch offered


Likely not using the Hikvision stuff then.


But they err don't need to be connected to the Internet. Keep them behind your firewall.

I don't use their recorders though I use a server to stream the data.

We'll get you that Wi-Fi 7 laptop by 2024, Intel says


Re: More go faster stripes

As Charlie has said.

I get it you want to promote faster speeds. But you'll not achieve them. The chances of having a free 320Mhz channel are practically zero.

What can it achieve with a 20Mhz channel (or lower) and/or with many people connecting? If everyone is connecting at 5.8Gbps let alone the 40 that is theoretically mentioned. Just think of the back-haul needed let alone if those speeds are actually achievable with more than 1 person connected.

A lot of people not in IT I speak to think the Wi-Fi speed is the internet speed so that'll be interesting trying to explain why they can't get that speed.

Meta proposes doing away with leap seconds


Re: Do we need leap seconds?

The robots and algorithms as they are already trying to do were it not for the meat-bags striking.

Though this does lead us down the path of what to do/how to help people as we automate more.

Qualcomm, Ericsson, Thales are working on delivering 5G from orbit



So starlink needs a base station to perform reliably. Tracking the satellite location. But these devices will just shout out at what I assume to be hig(er) poer in all directions.

Can't imagine the amount of orbiting waste will be needed for reliable connections for all.

Rufus and ExplorerPatcher: Tools to remove Windows 11 TPM pain and more


Re: Desktop on OneDrive by default?

There are still a lot of internals in Windows that will send you to Edge regardless of the default setting.

Intel demands $625m in interest from Europe on overturned antitrust fine


Re: Ban Intel from EU systems

Is it not a free market, an institution choosing to choose one product over another is not anti-competitive.

I think you thought it meant that every person in the EU had to use AMD, what was actually said was the EU as an institution.

End of the road for biz living off free G Suite legacy edition


Re: I thought they had backed down

But, would you now trust them into the future, not that you should have before mind.

Tough news for Apple as EU makes USB-C common charging port for most electronic devices


Re: Optional Chargers

If you can recycle your electronic waste, that's what cables and are included in WEEE. Your council should have this at your recycling centre.

WEEE = Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Experts: AI inventors' designs should be protected in law


Or you know, couldn't we stop calling things by something they are not. AI is not Artificial Intelligence, it is in it's current state an algorithm.

Unfortunately, human history is full of naming thing incorrectly and I think the damage is done.

Nvidia shares tumble as China lockdown, Russia blamed for dent in outlook


Nvidia have invented time travel - Shares Should be Up!

Nvidia exceeded market expectations and on Wednesday reported record first-quarter fiscal 2023 revenue of $8.29 billion, an increase of 46 percent from a year ago and eight percent from the previous quarter.

I expect the above to be amended, but 2023 revenues already. GO NVIDIA!

There are nearly half a billion active users of Start news feed, says Microsoft


Count me in

I've accidentally clicked on it. That's the only reason I've been "active" with the shady install crud you don't want practices.

Machine learning the hard way: IBM Watson's fatal misdiagnosis


Re: When the three year old is just very quiet and floppy

That's what makes it something that the good docs will spot. Normally, the are not quiet and floppy.


Re: Better than Watson

Thanks for that, will be useful in the future. Google always tells me I am going to die. At least that one only shows me a rare disease.

AWS US East region endures eight-hour wobble thanks to 'Stuck IO' in Elastic Block Store


Re: "Sometimes it's hard to find the silver lining"

It's called Elastic Load Balancer. Run two or more instances of your app, in different AZs, with their own local storage for OS disk.

For only 3 times the cost!

Samsung: We will remotely brick smart TVs looted from our warehouse


Re: Everybody can do that

Tell that to my energy hungry 42" Panasonic plasma that I still refuse to take off the wall and replace.

At the time Plasma was the bees knees and LCD was, well crap.

Still shows a darn good picture too. Must be 12 - 13 years old now.

Scientists reckon eliminating COVID-19 will be easier than polio, harder than smallpox – just buckle in for a wait


As a double jabbed

Currently sitting at home with COVID, they also actually need to work.

England's controversial extraction of personal medical histories from GP systems is delayed for a second time


I beg to differ.

A persons data belongs to them and only them unless they decide to share it. I could make all sorts of analogies about other data that you would not share like the contents of your house, your salary heck your entire schedule. All of these could save lives too you know, if you use the data correctly. They can also be used in other ways too nefarious as well as not, all without your knowledge.

Why should your data be any different than any other possession? If I want to borrow a friends car, I ask them nicely and they will either say yes or no. If it's a no I can't then just take the keys. That's called stealing and potentially carries jail time. Data should be no different.

Researchers find evidence that stress does turn your hair grey, and it can be reversed – you just need a holiday


Re: I thought grey was compulsory...

What happens in Dev-ops? Do we have a third option, an amalgamation of the two or a cancelling out?

BOFH: Despite the extremely hazardous staircase, our IT insurance agreement is at an all-time low. Can't think why


Cyber Insurance - Sigh

Part of our insurance this year had to include "Cyber", part of the stipulation was that I download and app and had to have it and run it within 30 days.

I'm not running some random App on my system I said, but our legal guys were on my case. So I downloaded the app, ran it thinking it would do some sort of scan or check of our systems.

Nope, it is a tool for reporting a breach. A literal messaging app, period. I mean I could have let them know by The WhatchamacallitApp but nope the insurance policy dictates I need theirs. Guess what else it does? Yup try to sell me more insurance in the form of keeping me notified of security concerns. As if I don't do that already in better ways than an insurance company.


Today I shall explain how dual monitors work using the medium of interpretive dance


Re: Laptop + Monitor = two computers?

I've had this many a time. More recently I think it has been down to AIO computers and iMac things that people expect the monitor to be the computer.

Just don't try explaining that it is not a T.V., there be dragons.

Xiaomi touts Hypercharge 200W charging tech, claims 4,000mAh battery goes from 0 to full in 480 seconds


Re: Stupid lab tricks

Thinking my above sounded a little weird I investigated some more.

C=Capacity[Ah]/1[ℎ] (See IEC_61434)


Re: Stupid lab tricks

Using a little Google Foo I discovered that it is the rate to charge a battery of 1Ah (1000mAh).

Which means a 4Ah battery would literally be 4 hours to charge.

Note: the little I read on it mentioned that 1Ah should be able to discharge at 1A for 1h.

Apple iOS 14.5 will hide Safari users' IP addresses from Google's Safe Browsing


So Apple are proxying instead then?

So Apple has all the data and not Google, your data is still being collected.

Google's Alphabet sticks a pin in its Loon internet broadband service


Re: Well done...

Came to say the same thing about the loonies. Have an upvote.

Back to the office with you: 'Perhaps 5 days is too much family time' – Workday CEO


It's the other way around

It's not the writing of the words that is different from the mouth-hole version. It's he interpretation.

Many a disagreement that has been going on for far to long because a took b's written version the wrong way has been resolved by having them actually talk to each other.

Brexit freezes 81,000 UK-registered .eu domains – and you've all got three months to get them back


Re: Most Remainers are too polite and won't say but "We told you so!"

Thanks for that, I was expecting it as I'm usually the first to point it out and did think it ironic that I included it in my post.

Have an up-vote.


Re: Most Remainers are too polite and won't say but "We told you so!"

I do believe that you're not saying anything. You're anonymous. Stand up for what you believe in.

I voted to stay, mainly because I am an optimist and believe that the world should all freaking work as one. Unfortunately we are not there yet but making bigger blocks then cementing the bigger blocks together is certainly the way to go IMO.

I also respect democracy though. Our side failed to convince the others well enough. Not sure what you're spouting above but there have been several trade deals done (one with the EU I might add that they said would never be) and I do believe the world s in the middle of something else too right now.

We've not even seen the proper aftermath yet and it will take years to know if the decision was good or bad. All this .eu domain name crap is small fry. Just change the domain name. There are plenty out there and if you did not have your country specific domain name or a generic as well as the .eu then, why?

At the end of the day this is a political decision and thus could have been redacted or changed. We do after all share a continent called Europe (yes I know .eu stands for European Union).

This better not be a cruel prank: Microsoft promises 99.99% uptime for Azure Active Directory from 1 April


Re: Four 9’s on a 24x7 system is pretty poor

By my calcs, it's less than an hour a year?


Does the SLA say you only get money back for the time it's down? Then in credits?

No saving at all if so really. Good PR for MS though.

Google Cloud (over)Run: How a free trial experiment ended with a $72,000 bill overnight


There is a happy ending. "After going through our lengthy doc on this incident sharing our side of the story, various consults, talks, and internal discussions, Google let go of our bill as a one-time gesture," said Chauhan.

And how many people did he know inside to get this attention? If I did the same I'm pretty sure I'd be told where to file the check.

Apple appears to be charging Brits £309 to replace AirPods Max batteries, while Americans need only stump up $79


Re: Typo is fixed

So the press should stop reporting on things when they go wrong should they?

Yes Apple made the typo but The Reg did ask them for comment. Why not report on it. Even in the article (on the strap line no less) they mentioned / indicated that it was likely a typo.

Arriving in 2021, the UK's Digital Markets Unit 'could' start to do something about the power of online ad giants


Re: Good idea but will it have teeth?

Really! You managed to to change this into a remain leave argument?

The UK ad business is worth a lot of money. Yes if it has teeth it will have the clout needed but the teeth is the important part.

You like Jira that much? Atlassian goes full Service Management with platform, promises Service Desk is fine


End of On Prem

What a pain in the arse. I only started using Service Desk last year because it offered an on premise solution and was better than what I was using previously. I'm now going to have to go through all the shenanigans again looking for a new solution. In a few years.

Stop forcing people into the cloud. I don't need it nor want it to be in the cloud.

The car you buy in 2025 will include a terabyte of storage. Robo-taxis might need 11TB


Re: A rhetorical question?

Erm... surely no one needs to pay as it does not need to be uploaded to the cloud unless certain requirements are met.

If there is a traffic incident that breaks the law: in this case you pay for the upload of the data. If the authorities that be need to keep the data for any reason (of course as allowed with local laws) then they pay for it.

If you are uploading the data for posterity, then you pay for it all.

Car manufacturers do not need the data except to train systems more. If they need to do this they are selling you a faulty product that does not do what you purchased it for. If they find an issue, all you need to do is download data. Not upload.

If someone can tell me any other reasons that upload is required I'd love to hear it.

We did NAT see that coming: How malicious JavaScript can open holes in your firewall for miscreants to slip through


Re: "some people even have home VOIP systems"

Note also that SIP ALG can cause problems to VOIP systems too. I need to turn it off on my routers for example otherwise our cloud PBX's packets get mangled and it does some weird stuff.

For example, outgoing or incoming calls are fine but forwarding the call to any other number will result in the internal caller and the caller being forwarded to being unable to speak to one another. When the call is actually put through the external and internal users can talk again.

Brit uni's AI algorithm clocks 50 exoplanets hidden in Kepler space 'scope archives


EVE online Project Discovory

Machines are just better at finding alien worlds than us humans

EVE Online's project discovery found 37 in the first few weeks using fleshbags like you and I. I'm pretty sure many many more candidates were found over it's lifetime. I've not looked for a while though.

Are yo sure your strap line is correct?

Pass that Brit guy with the right-hand drive: UK looking into legalising automated lane-keeping systems by 2021


Please clarify, do you mean before or after it was dead or that the emergency braking system engaged before or after the Racoon?

The incidents are not mutually exclusive. The Racoon may well have been alive and in front before the emergency braking activated.

Apple to keep Intel at Arm's length: macOS shifts from x86 to homegrown common CPU arch, will run iOS apps


Re: Plenty have tried this whole mainstream ARM thing before, and all of them have failed

I assume you got the downvotes for the "rounded corners" comment. I am no fan of Apple but what you said gave me a chuckle as it's exactly what they do.

Although I would change the 'do it better' part to 'market it better' as their solutions are not always better but are sold to the public in the way that they understand.

UK finds itself almost alone with centralized virus contact-tracing app that probably won't work well, asks for your location, may be illegal


Re: Apple and Google have too much control

But why at no point am I allowed to say an app CAN do that?

Lock it down with lots of big red warnings. Make it so an app can't have the permissions in those worthless pop ups. Make it so someone has to go in and enable it.

There are many ways to do it, they won't because they lose control. The world of personal computers shows it is possible.


Apple and Google have too much control

This only proves that we need more control over our smart phones. Google and Apples Apps are allowed to do something well, but no other app is.

The approach by the UK may be wrong but I should be able to say which app has that control, not Apple and Google.

Happy birthday, ARM1. It is 35 years since Britain's Acorn RISC Machine chip sipped power for the first time


My Beloved Electron

My beloved Acorn Electron never gets a mention. Yes we could not afford a BBC but it did spark my love of all things computers.

China strings up red tape barrier that shows businesses they're better off buying local tech



Apple did reply to The Reg a few weeks ago about something. Can't remember the article but I'm sure they did!

Please help me out someone; it may be that I have gone mad?

UK MPs fume after Huawei posts open letter stating: 'Disrupting our involvement in the 5G rollout would do Britain a disservice'


Still alive!

I remember having an Imagination graphics card back in the day. They're still going then? I had not thought about them in many a year.

Huawei P40 pricing is in step with previous P-series efforts – but flagship lacks the apps punters have come to expect


Re: Facebook Free?

Come on, pull the other one. trackingware free only moves it from Google to themselves.

Cache me if you can: HDD PC sales collapse in Europe as shoppers say yes siree to SSD


Re: "spinning rust"

They must be slow at transferring data ;)


Re: "spinning rust"


Yes, that's the one, just did not put it's full name to the post. But thank you for pointing it out!


Re: "spinning rust"

I thought is was "Drive" not device.

HDD = Hard Disk Drive

SSD = Solid State Drive

'That's here. That's home. That's us': It's 30 years since Voyager 1 looked back and squinted at a 'Pale Blue Dot'


Re: Human curiosity

You forgot the "if it din't kill you first" part!



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