* Posts by tommitytom

21 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012

Kaspersky Password Manager's random password generator was about as random as your wall clock


Re: Like that?

This is exactly what the PS3 was doing and what allowed it to be hacked back in the day

It's been a day or so and nope, we still can't wrap our head around why GitHub would fire someone for saying Nazis were storming the US Capitol


Effectively the same?

Because those people were banned for trying to incite violence, and the other was a single employee mentioning that there were Nazis storming the Capitol. Legit nazis too - there are people wearing shirts that say "Camp Auschwitz" with "STAFF" on the back. Bit of a false equivalence isn't it?

Seven 'no log' VPN providers accused of leaking – yup, you guessed it – 1.2TB of user logs onto the internet


Re: So, recommendations?

I also use PIA, but it's worth noting they recently got bought out by Kape technologies who have a history of embedding malware in their VPN software

IBM job ad calls for 12 years’ experience with Kubernetes – which is six years old


Why wouldn't Tim Berners-Lee have 17 years experience designing websites?

He created the WWW in 1989 and WC3 was founded in 1994, so it's totally plausable someone has been designing websites since 1995.

Optional (un)chained melodies for those who like their TypeScript to be more assertive in 3.7


Re: Why?

It's more an improvement of the development experience - which is a VAST improvement at that. I spent good part of a decade working with statically typed languages, and being forced to use JavaScript for web stuff was a real struggle. Not only because it was easy for type errors to creep in to code (especially on large teams) but my speedy workflow became pretty much reliant on good autocomplete and intellisense, both of which are lacklustre if you don't have full type information. TypeScript solves those problems, and it solves them very well!

Riddle me this: TypeScript's latest data type is literally unknown


"Virtually every web site these days relies on it for something, a lot don't work at all without it."

TypeScript compiles down to JavaScript. It's purely optional and just improves the development experience leading to more readable code and less errors. It's a no brainer.


If you're still using JavaScript, you're shooting yourself in the foot.

Bill Bailey: The man, the musician, the comic, the troll, the legend


He signed my Theregnome many years ago...


The ULTIMATE cuppa showdown: And the winner is...


This surprises me, I always keep a few different brands of tea in my cupboard and found Typhoo to be the worst (though still not unpleasant). I generally favour the Yorkshire, or Lidl's own "Knightsbridge Gold" - cheap and surprisingly good!

Six things a text editor must do - or it's a one-way trip to the trash


Be sure to check out the short usage animations on their front page too :)




This article merely scratches the surface when it comes to the power of SublimeText. In my opinion it is the best text editor, and I would recommend it to anybody!

Who ate all the Pis?

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Re: You paid WHAT for a DVI-HDMI adapter???

I bought one of these for my Pi, works fine.

Search engines we have known ... before Google crushed them



"or the folks you got your broadband from" - back in those days I was on 33.6k dial-up, son.

iOS 6 maps can't find Sydney Apple Store


Re: Open Streetmap

"Stealing things is part of Apple's philosophy"



New guide: Bake your own Raspberry Pi Lego-crust cluster


Re: Great.. .but better ways to do the power...

Scratch that, I just clicked on the link and saw the many multiplugs.. hah!


Re: Great.. .but better ways to do the power...

I'm not sure if this is what you are referring to?

"The Debian GNU/Linux cluster runs off a single 13-amp mains plug"

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I love...

...everything about this!

Scots council: 9-yr-old lunch blogger was causing 'distress and harm'


Did anybody actually read the blog? People seem to be assuming that she's being negative about the food, but she actually seems pretty positive! Most of what I read she gave a rating of at least 7/10! Seems ridiculous that they would try and silence someone who gives mostly positive reviews...

BSkyB blocks The Pirate Bay for millions of Brits


Such a load of shit. This block can be bypassed in seconds by anyone that knows how to use Google...

Former coder, NASA 'naut to lead DARPA starship dream



Riker? Irritating?! He's one of the best characters! Troi is completely useless though.


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