* Posts by The Jester

15 posts • joined 15 Jun 2007

Patch Cisco ASA ASAP: DNS, DHCPv6, UDP packets will crash them

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Re: Too bad they charge for updates

Security updates are free, always have been, always will be.

Anons blow Japanese airports off-course in dolphin cull protest

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Re: The dolphins are doing it

Two flippers would count as two bits, each state (up or down) would count as a 0 or 1.


It's BACK – Stagefright 2.0: Zillions of Android gadgets can be hijacked by MP3s, movie files

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Re: Only for recent phones...

My advice for Cyanogen on the S3 - don't. I've tried various different ROMs and the most stable one I've found is Archidroid, and even that has severe lag and FC issues at random.

Edit: Just five minutes after posting this comment, the gods of Cyanogen smite me with a random reboot, the third this week...

Nine of the world’s fastest GPU supercomputers

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But the question is, what's the bitcoin hashrate of each?

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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I come to The Register for the puns, they're hiss-terical!

Jeep drivers can be HACKED to DEATH: All you need is the car's IP address

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Public IP Address

One thing that's been missed by a lot of people is that the 'public IP address' isn't really very public.

The system connects via a mobile network (I believe Sprint) so unless you're also on Sprint's mobile network, you are protected (and I use the term loosely) from the wider internet by the carrier's NAT.

It's still unbelievable that anyone who designed this thought any incoming connections were a good idea - at least lock incoming connections to known IP ranges and use some bloody authentication!

WD to crash down five terabyte desktop job, mutterings suggest

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Digital Video

1 Hour of raw SD (720x576) video transferred from MiniDV is 12gb. HD (1440 x 1080) is 4 times that. If you shoot a lot of video, or have more than one camera, 1TB disappears very quickly.

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I don't understand why they don't develop full height hard drives any more, like the old Seagates. Then they could double the platters and therefore the capacity. Or am I missing something?

TalkTalk somehow retains most-complained-about-ISP title AGAIN

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Affected by Talk Talk here too

They made a complete bodge job of my bills, I've had extra lines added that I never ordered, incorrect call charges, and to top it off a £600 'cancellation fee' when I got them to remove the line I never ordered...

And they insist that it's all correct and that I owe them over £1,000... ringing me and sending me letters though the post.

Absolutely shocking customer service as well. Many complains have gone unanswered.

Corning launches can-stand-the-heat Lotus glass for phones

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Always metres by default.

El Reg in email address blunder

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Many (decent) firewalls block emails with a large (>100) number of recipients by default.

Ten... Freeview HD recorders

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Fetch TV 8320HD

No love for the Fetch TV 8320HD reviewed previously? I've had one of these since new and they really have fixed the firmware to an acceptable standard now. Dual DVB-T2 tuners, DLNA, iPlayer, Sky Go built in, and can be picked up for £150 if you look hard enough!

Exams, contracts, and nuclear research: stupid, stupid, stupid

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pi * diameter (3.1415 * 0.7) = 2.2m per revolution. 10 revolutions = the required distance which takes one minute. There are six journeys, = 6 minutes. Add the 3 lots of loading time, your total is 6 minutes 30 seconds.

No calculator! I took GCSE maths in 1995, and A level Maths in 1997.

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uhm, yeah forgot the unloading time. so 7 minutes it is then!

Outrage over 'sponsor a boob job' website

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So what if the girls want to 'degrade' themselves for a free boob job, it's up to them isn't it? They should still have to take all the psycologists tests and whatnot even if they get the required sponsor money.

We all know people are willing to go to new lows just for a bit of recognition and the like... just watch CH4 at 9pm!


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