* Posts by bob42

16 posts • joined 24 Jun 2011

No wonder Brit universities report hacks so often: Half of staff have had zero infosec training, apparently


Re: Stop blaming the user - design better systems

The user has to have some responsibility. If I could design a system that 100% protected the user from themselves, and always did the right thing regardless of what the user did, well, I could then do away with the need for the users in the first place.

Google employs people to invent colours – and they think their work improves your wellbeing



Isn't it brown for safety?

Faxing hell: The cops say they would very much like us to stop calling them all the time


Re: I called the cops

"Managed to call the cops by mistake when calling back to the UK from our US office. I dialled 9 to get an outside line then 11 for the UK"

Too easy, I did exactly that, except i was testing the phone remotly from the UK office, so wasn't even there to explin when the cobs showed up atthe US branch. Oops

Buying a Chromebook? Don't forget to check that best-before date


Re: Buy carefully

Lucky you... my 2009 (1 year older than yours) macbook had support dropped some time ago. My 2005 mac mini... obsolete less than two years. And the ipad 1. Yep obsolete in 2 years. Now I know these are all old now, but after the burns, I've 'carefully' not bought any more Apple.

Yorkshire bloke's Jolly Roger flag given the heave-ho after council receives one complaint


Re: Section B, bullet point 1 - it's a house flag

When will el reg introduce a golden up vote? Have a beer

Politicos freak out over facial recognition and deepfakes, Apple saves Drive.AI, and more


Minor details

It’s pretty unreliable, according to the results of the investigation.


Apple strips clips of WWDC devs booing that $999 monitor stand from the web using copyright claims. Fear not, you can listen again here...


Hello, Streisand?

Move along, nothing to see here

Cloudflare gives websites their marching orders to hasten page rendering automatically


Re: Errr

Ah, beat me to it!

Except I was going to say like !Fresco with a 28k modem

Capita: B is for Brexit, C is for cutting costs. Stock exchange: Yay! You guys are awesome


Keep cutting

If they cut back enough they will cease to be. That's got to be a win

USB4: Based on Thunderbolt 3. Two times the data rate, at 40Gbps. One fewer space. Zero confusing versions


Let me know when it goes all the way up to 11

Thunder, thunder, thunder... Thunderclap: Feel the magic, hear the roar, macOS, Windows pwnage tools are loose


Came to say the same

Where is the up vote button for the sub-head?

GNOMEs beat Microsoft: Git Virtual File System to get a new name



Git on demand FS

Donkey Wrong: Arcade legend Billy Mitchell booted from record books amid MAME row


Re: Original Hardware?

Are yes, but they had proper nasty chemicals in components back then, so they lasted longer the the warranty plus two days

Researcher sets up illegal 420,000 node botnet for IPv4 internet map


Re: Using a default username and password isn't hacking

Perhaps I'll not bother locking my door in future, it's a hassle having to take the key with me and it would be illegal for anyone to go in anyway. I bet you lock yours though, and I bet you are smart enough not to leave default passwords on your kit.

Ten... colour laser printers


Actually, I find the warm up smell of the solid inks when starting the first time is quite pleasant. I agree the initial start after a full power down is quite slow, but when in daily use you'd never really switch off on less you need to move it. Would have been nice to see a current model in the mix.

DRM-free music dream haunts Apple's app-store lock-in


cross-platform != multi-platform

Just because an app is available multi-platform does not mean the developer did not have to put significant work in to redeveloping to support each new platform.


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