* Posts by Mark 75

33 posts • joined 22 Jun 2010

Happy Thursday! 770 MEEELLLION email addresses and passwords found in yuge data breach

Mark 75

I don't get it

One of my email addresses is reported as being pwned.

I then go to the password look-up and enter one of several passwords I use and they aren't found.

So, how can my email address be pwned if my password can't be found?

Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04: Make yourself at GNOME. Cup of data-slurping dispute, anyone?

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Ok I'll give you my IP address. Let's see you identify me from it....

Google reveals Edge bug that Microsoft has had trouble fixing

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Re: Another Viewpoint

"Google is doing the digital equivalent of that, and I would be surprised if an offence hasn't been committed under UK law. (And Google does have a UK presence, so UK law applies as well as other countries'.)"

*sigh* - more arm-chair legal speculation

NHS: Thanks for the free work, Linux nerds, now face our trademark cops

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The Reg article is mis-leading - simply click-bait.

4 developers started using the NHS logo etc. in their own software without permission from the NHS. They got told to stop. How is this the fault of the NHS/DH?

Sky customer dinged for livestreaming pay-per-view boxing to Facebook

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Re: Card Number?

[quote]Coming soon; digital watermarking, which can't be obfuscated by simply covering the numbers and is easily detected by automated harvesting.[/quote]

You mean a strip of cardboard and some selotape won't work anymore??

Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds

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Torvalds - yup not a nice man

Massive US military social media spying archive left wide open in AWS S3 buckets

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Why is it even on the internet?

Attention adults working in the real world: Do not upgrade to iOS 11 if you use Outlook, Exchange

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Re: Works fine here

"I have to wonder if the reason for fail is (another example of) Micro-shaft NOT following the RFC's..."

You'd have thought that some muppet in Apple might just have thought about testing iOS 11 properly... Nothing to do with Microsoft - it's apple's product and they're responsible for it.

Just another fanboy who will blame M$ even though it's Apple's fault. Sheesh

Frustrated by reboot-happy Windows 10? Creators Update hopes to take away the pain

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Re: MS Quality

But this reflects recent trends in software development. "Release early, release often" is a nasty excuse to avoid thorough testing and instead only respond to problems discovered by end-users.

Raspberry Pi Foundation releases operating system for PCs, Macs

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Great - just what the world needs, yet another desktop environment.

Heck I might have a go too - you know, re-invent the wheel which seems to be so common these days.

Living with the Pixel XL – Google's attempt at a high-end phone

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People dying of starvation in this world and Google wants to charge $769 for a telephone???

UK IT consultant subject to insane sex ban order mounts legal challenge

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Re: "He was found not guilty, therefore he is innocent"

"Quite disturbing that a doctor and nurse are testifying against a patient"

So some poor woman has to die *before* a doctor or nurse can raise alarm bells?

Thanks for playing: New Linux ransomware decrypted, pwns itself

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So now that Bitdefender has blabbed the flaws in the script, the naughty people can develop a workaround to make it even harder to break.


BBC shuts off iPlayer to UK VPNs, cutting access to overseas fans

Mark 75

Why shouldn't the BBC be allowed to protect their property?

It's this perverted assumption that everything online should be free and if it isn't then it's a legitimate target to be hacked / distributed.

Hillary's sysadmin left VNC, RDP exposed to the internet - report

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Re: There is no need to read her email for it to be a disaster

Anyone know what a FAT check is?

Weird garbled Windows 7 update baffles world – now Microsoft reveals the truth

Mark 75

While you have the right not to care about the English, other people do have the right to care about poor English, so get off your high-horse

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – A jolly little war for lunchtime

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"Such medieval, much Warcraft ... "

What?? That's not even English...

Happy birthday MIDI 1.0: Getting pop stars wired for 30 years

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Wasn't SCART a French invention?

It's a fiddle! Funnyman's Irish tax flashmob floods Apple flagship store

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Re: Corporation tax seems silly.

"After all, the money a company makes eventually gets distributed, either into dividends or salaries of the employees or by purchasing components etc. Each time it gets distributed, it get taxed."

Er no, that's why Apple has billions of dollars in the bank....it hasn't been distributed at all.

Apple asked me for my BANK statements, says outraged reader

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hostgator and hetzner do similar

Both have asked me to send them scans via email of driving licence and/or passport to prove my identity. Needless to say that I declined their request.

Web host Linode, hackers clash over credit-card raid claim

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Re: I didn't cancel my account because of one security mishap...

Yup that's why I've cancelled too. I've been with linode for years now, but the fact that I had to learn about the breach from external, non-linode websites is pretty appalling.

Here we go again: New NHS patient database plan sets off alarm bells

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Not again....

Oh no, another £14 billion down the pan...

Naughty-step Apple buries court-ordered apology with JavaScript

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Re: Stupid, stupid move.

How on earth do you "heavily fine" a company like Apple when they've got billions in the bank? What's a few hundred thousand £ to them?

Ubuntu goes fishing for donations with new download page

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Who cares

Who gives a rat's ar5e? It's a privately run company, little different to Microsoft and as such they can do what they want.

Use Debian or BSD and get over Canonical.

Python wraps its coils around the enterprise

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Hmmm write an "enterprise" application in SpringMVC or in Django? Python wins hands-down for shallow learning curve, simplicity, and speed to market - and I'm a java developer!

UK2.NET smashed offline by '10-million-strong' botnet

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Isn't this a good example of why not to put all your eggs in one basket..?

Raspberry Pi supplier coughs to ship date delay glitch

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You'd have thought that someone in RaspberryPi would've had a definitive answer about requiring CE certification *before* they tried selling them.

Their whole launch has been a fiasco - only the Brits (of which I'm one) can come up with a good idea and then really screw it up!

Now I know where they got the idea for the name "Raspberry"...

Oz regulator to Apple: Don’t call it 4G if you can’t connect

Mark 75

Apple shouldn't be allowed to advertise the phone as 4G in the UK when there is no 4G network.

That's akin to car manufacturers advertising that their cars can reach speeds over 150mph, when there's no-where you can drive at that speed.

Top Brit authors turn flamethrowers on barmy IPO

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Re: Garbage ...

My thoughts exactly. If I were an author, which sadly I'm not, I would explicitly state that my works were not for sale in schools/colleges etc.

Brit space agency sends up 1st satellite

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"We're still in discussions with potential launch providers for UKube-1..."

I nearly choked when I read the name, I think they left-out an "L" after the "UK" part.

I guess that next on the drawing-board is UK-KY-1?

Apple's TV killer 'on shelves by summer 2012'

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Does this mean that iTV will be as crap as ITV?

More iPhone 4 angst: fanbois howl over head sensor

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All at sea

But I thought Apple could do no wrong. I was lead to believe, following numerous reg articles, that only Microshat releases stuff that is buggy, incomplete and/or frequently doesn't work.

I've recently discovered the joys of something called a pen and paper. So little down-time using said articles.

Microsoft launches MSN health application

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You're joking yeah? You seriously want to leave your health details with microsoft? While you're at it why not just post them onto your homepage too...


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