* Posts by Red Dwarf

18 posts • joined 18 Jan 2010

Password flaw leaves MySQL, MariaDB open to brute force attack

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<quote> But the code is reviewed by many eyes due to it being open source so it must be bug free?</quote>

Presumably that's how someone found it.

Ten... IPTV set-top boxes

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You didn't mention...

You didn't mention that the Apple TV has Netflix. We signed up a couple of weeks ago after getting fed up with LoveFilm's unplayable disks and their insistence on moving to Silverlight for streaming. There is a lot of good content and it works well.

(No, I don't work for them!)

Mars, Moon, solar system could be littered with alien artifacts

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I, for one, welcome our purely speculative alien overlords.

iXtreamer dock with IPTV

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Can anyone confirm ...

Can anyone confirm whether this will output composite video from an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch which will work on a CRT TV?

Amazon buys Lovefilm

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Happy LoveFilm customer

Am I the only happy LoveFilm customer?

We started with Amazon rentals and then went with LoveFilm when they took over. Amazon's was better than LoveFilm as you you could rank movies in the order that you wanted rather than in the crude high/medium/low priorities.

Renting is better than purchase for a lot of movies and TV series that you're only likely to watch once or twice ever. It's cheaper and you don't have the storage problems. It's not perfect but I don't think it's as bad as the other posters suggest.

BTW, 'Captain Underpants', you don't need Silverlight to stream from LoveFilm.

Microsoft loses Windows consumer boss to Juniper Networks

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It's really hard to think of anything other than rats fleeing a sinking ship - not that I'm equating these (I'm sure) lovely people with rats.

Acer: tablets will replace netbooks

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Personal iPad has replaced personal laptop and personal netbook

I bought an iPad when it came out. I use it every day for email, internet, news, twitter and as an ebook reader and it goes on holiday with us in the UK.

My netbook running Windows 7 gets turned on about once every three months and by the time it updates itself (Windows, Adobe, Firefox, AVG, etc.) then we have forgotten why we wanted it in the first place and turn it off again.

Four year old MacBook gets turned on five or six times a year when I want to do some browsing that needs a keyboard and mouse (e.g. holiday booking) and the main computer is busy or want a portable DVD player for the kids.

We must be an anomaly.

Microsoft server and tools chief heads for exit

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How come all these people have such weird names?

Mum arrested for seducing teen on Xbox Live

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Turn it around

"I'm pretty sure he isn't the one complaining about having popped his cherry at 13 to an experienced older woman, so why would he be a victim?"

Turn it around and replace 'he' with 'she' and 'woman' with 'man' and you'll see what's wrong here.

You seem to assume that most males are always eager for sex while few females are - that may reflect your experiences but don't assume that it's universal.

Windows 7 'I'm a PC' man quits Microsoft

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"I really feel proud that I was able to be a visible part of the company's fight against Apple" - why is Microsoft so afraid of Apple?

Reg Hardware Tabulates Tablets

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Actually, the iPad is still on iOS 3 - 4.2 is coming "soon".

Online badness: The kids are not alright

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This report implies

This report implies that seven out of eight children see nothing wrong with the stuff that they are exposed to on the internet. That worries me more.

Genuine white iPhone 4 spied in wild

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Stephen Fry has one apparently

I saw Stephen Fry recently at an event to help launch his new book. When he was getting toward the end of his talk he got a buzz in his pocket to let him know that time was almost up, and he whipped out a white iPhone, and claimed it was the only one in Europe.

London tenders for speed cameras

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Sounds like a good idea

It is self evident that most speed limits are set to balance the requirements of speed and safety of road users and those who live near roads. Anyone who exceeds speed limits in urban areas doesn't deserve the privilege of being allowed to drive a motorised vehicle.

One problem that is often overlooked is the deterrent effect that speeding vehicles have on others who would otherwise choose to walk or cycle.

Flash finally finagled onto iPhone

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Unloved and mostly unmissed

The only thing I miss on the iPad is the BBC weather animated map.

Nine nations to get Apple iPad on Friday

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Camera connection kit

I got my camera connection kit two and a half weeks ago - I ordered it about a week after I got the iPad. I plug it into my Sony Alpha A200 camera and it imports the RAW files happily and they look great on-screen.

Apple sells 2m iPads to hungry fanbois

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in denial

Well, you care enough to comment.

Apple's 'latest creation' debuts January 27

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Mmm iPod Hi-Fi

I have an iPod Hi-Fi and I quite like it. It sounds good and can easily fill a large room. I bought it second-hand on eBay so didn't pay full price. :-)


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