* Posts by Ben 77

7 posts • joined 7 Jul 2011

The Reg's desert XP-ocalypse aversion plan revealed

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I hate it, and I know it opens all sorts of security holes, but my guess is there will be a requirement to open PDF files. And Adobe Reader is a default for that. I'd also be tempted to include PDF Creator - which installs a PDF printer, although LibreOffice has a save as PDF option included.

ViewSonic VSD220 22in Android mega tablet

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Want one.

I can think of loads of uses for this. CCTV viewer at work would be one. But basically I want one in the kitchen - TV and Radio for cooking when the cricket is on, viewing recipes online, displaying photos at a decent resolution.

Just a few odd things with the spec - why microSD? No room for a full size SD slot?

Slideshow: A History of James Bond in 20 Games

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Re: James Pond???

James Pond was the best of the lot on the Mega Drive - but then we never did get GoldenEye on Sega consoles...

Olympic Phone touch-payment details revealed

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Lloyds is a sponsor isn't it?

I mean, they have a special Olympic website and everything.


How can family sysadmins make a safe internet playground for kids?

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agree, but

completely agree - you could put in the most restrictive filters, and the next time they go and visit a friend, the filters are no use at all.

And yet, I don't think there's anything wrong with trying to set up some tools to help - a seatbelt if you will, although I suspect there are all sorts of flaws with that analogy.

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put in a firewall

I don't have any children myself, but I've been thinking about this for my sister, and her two. My thoughts were gearing towards putting in an open source firewall. I never liked IPCop, but got on better with Endian, and they support content filtering - http://www.endian.com/en/community/overview/

Pretty sure it's Dans Guardian as was suggested before, which works on the transparent proxy. Rather than changing DNS to get to a blocked site, it can simply be unblocked with a parental username and password.

Obviously requires some knowhow to set it up, but it can run on an old PC, and after that is free.

News of the World TO CLOSE

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Sun on Sunday

Close News of the Screws - thereby making it harder for people to sue in the civil courts for large payouts.

Launch "The Sun on Sunday" - slogan, "theSUNday".

Continue to publish photos of tits.

Count the money.


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