* Posts by WibbleMe

413 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Feb 2013

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Global IPv4 address drought: Seriously, we're done now. We're done

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Ist it something like only 40% of IP4's are actually used the rest were bought up and never used?

Roses are red, violets are blue, HMRC confirms Verify can STFU

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HMRC can I not just sing in with Facebook or Google?

UK prof claims to have first practical blueprint of a quantum computer

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There goes my encrypted bcrypt password database

Grumpy Trump trumped, now he's got the hump: Muslim ban beaten back by appeals court

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What has this reporting got to do with an IT related issue

RAF pilot sent jet into 4,000ft plummet by playing with camera, court martial hears

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Haha like the film "Hot Shots" with poker cards and stuff.

Coming to the big screen: Sci-fi epic Dune – no wait, wait, wait, this one might be good

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Well Patrick Steward and Sting are still around so hopefully they will get an invite

Windows code-signing tweaks sure to irritate software developers

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Re: Why does the world need this product?

You missing the point, the customer wants to simply use something that does email or a business APP like a Word processor, they do not car about signing or the OS, they want something easy to use, reliable and does the job if supplying one type of OS is means jumping through lots hoops is not cost effective for the supplier ie IT company then changes will be pushed through or the company dies.

Just because something is well used once does not mean it can not be replaced.

Example

Amazon AWS in the cloud is the big buy because of choice, ease of use and cost.

Google Android or iphone OS is used on mobile because of ease of use.

I do not care about signing I want to make a profit, the customer does not care about signing they want to make a profit.

The reason you do not care about signing is that you probably do not see the bill, but whoever does will ask questions, why what if and how.

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Why does the world need this product?

Seriously for day to day task's Ubuntu Desktop is "good enough" for most people for email and document editing along with being a core development platform for developers due to its ease.

UK ISPs may be handed cock-blocking powers

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When there is a will there is a way, torrents, illegal DVS's websites in iframes

You might be able to stop a .p0rn website but not the human spirit

How Lexmark's patent fight to crush an ink reseller will affect us all

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I refuse to print off invoice for customers I simply tell them that is email only.

Why in this day and age where you have online drives and virtual desktops would you want to print out.

If you disagree with me then you should have already retired!

DDoSing has evolved in the vacuum left by IoT's total absence of security

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I wonder if there is a Gov Cyber black ops team to "kill" infected IoT devices, seems the only way.

Google reveals its servers all contain custom security silicon

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So is this why we can't send emails from Google Cloud Public Apps?

https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/tutorials/sending-mail/

Trump's cyber-guru Giuliani runs ancient 'easily hackable website'

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Yes, but since he's the Pres Elect you can expect storm troopers knocking on your front door 5 mins after messing with it.

EU tosses Europe's cookies... popups

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Those who thought this up should be thrown off a tall building

Renault goes open source with next-gen electric buggy you might generously call 'a car'

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Where does the dog go?

TV anchor says live on-air 'Alexa, order me a dollhouse' – guess what happens next

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Bwhahah

Please some one say on Tv "order a massive dildo"

Google's big Spanner in the works for price war against AWS

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Agreed Iv been trying to use Google domains and they don't yet support .uk or .website extension, makes you wonder where all the investment is going hu

Astroboffins glimpse sighting of ultra-rare circular galaxy

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Like a smoke ring. Is it possible that its flown through a black hole dead center.

My fortnight eating Blighty's own human fart-powder

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Looks a bit like the food in Silent Running Movie (1972)

If you have not see if it's about future earth that eats flavorless food like this powder and decides it does not need green plants or food any more, even though they are in a big space green house.

Linus Torvalds finds 163 reasons to wait a week for a new Linux

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Christmas party's getting in the way again

Cheap virtual box hosters – Amazon's Lightsail is out to destroy you (yes, you, Digital Ocean)

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Digital Ocean has the upper hand in these areas (for the moment)

An extra core

IPv6 (15 of them in a range) but only one IP per droplet even AWS does not do this to the best of my knowledge.

Proven Stability

East to use DNS

Automatic PTR/rWHOIS settings

UK Server center as opposed to US (for the moment for LightSale)

Supports many more containers types

Supports Centos container that you can convert to Cloudlinux and WHM/Cpanel

SpamTorte botnet gets turbo-charged

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So does your server check for HELO, SPF and DKIM? If not fake spam emails are your own fault.

Also when are we going to go after the financiers of spammers, that is the only core way of killing spam.

No super-kinky web smut please, we're British

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How exactly do I apply to be a porn sensor and get paid to watch porn all day?

Salesforce claims it's on track to become a $10bn company next fiscal year

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Been to their website, still confused as to what they do. Can anyone help?

Microsoft ❤️ Linux? Microsoft ❤️ running its Windows' SQL Server software on Linux

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Concept of

What does this actually mean for the little guy?

Most people run a linux server because they want to keep away from MS Licences and training costs and well erm blue screens.

On the other hand Gaming on Linux may be a potential

Join the Q: British intel agencies seek tech-savvy apprentices

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How many young people can actually commute to central london.. not may.

Clearly they are looking for you put their influence on them rather than seeking out experienced veterans from.

20 years go I got a 1:1, exploring opportunities talking to a someone who trains people in this kind of thing they said sorry wrong university even before I told them what I Honored in.

Same with most of the establishment, try and Find a QC not from a particular private school, you won't!

Brexit may not mean Brexit at all: UK.gov loses Article 50 lawsuit

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Just remember, for the first time in a long time our manufacturers can sell bringing much needed credit into the economy.

WebAssembly: Finally something everyone agrees on – websites running C/C++ code

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Well I only give them an old school mark of C+ for their behaviour

How a chunk of the web disappeared this week: GlobalSign's global HTTPS snafu explained

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Shame there is no Open Source SSL you could use free of change. Woops there is "Let's Encrypt" project.

Pound falling, Marmite off the shelves – what the UK needs right now is ... an AI ethics board

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"industrial waste" too good a title; have you actually tried eating Marmite?

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Re: If Bees make honey...

Hops (Sugar) and Yeast makes more Yeast makes Beer and loads of dead Yeast that is used to make Marmite

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Ironically Marmite comes from dead Yeast created from the process of making Beer and the factory is in Burton-On-Trent in Staffordshire / Derbyshire

There are some really crap budget phones out there. Vodafone's Smart Ultra 7 isn't

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Is it me or do all phone reviews never actually review what the phone was intended for. That is audio and microphone for use as a phone.

Social media flame wars to be illegal, says top Crown prosecutor

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Freedom of speech gives us the right to behave like a vocal tw*t if we want to.

Clearly, our political leaders are experts at this.

Boy, 12, gets €100k bill from Google after confusing Adwords with Adsense

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Why I do not use AdWords, if I want to spend £50 SET AS A BUDGET IN ADWORDS and google goes and spends £60 that's not on.

Time to re-thing your system Google and give a pre-pay option.

How does a hybrid infrastructure fit my accreditations?

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That's not quite correct you can use services from banks as long as you do not store create card details on your website, ie use a 3'd party website that does the form that takes the card number and then returns the customer to your website you do not actually need to be PCI-DSS compliant.

Matt LeBlanc handed £1.5m to front next two series of Top Gear

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Clearly, only 1 in 3 read the full text of a comment

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Is there nothing the yanks will not take over.

Soon it will be Matt hist flat mate and the 3 hot girls from the apartment across the corridor running the show.

Amazon: Students, we'll give you $2.5m for a chat-up, AI?

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Why would anyone want to waste time talking to an AI, there are plenty of human trolls out there already

Safe browsing checks fail as 16,000 WordPress sites hacked this year

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Re: WordPress

time = money = proffit = real world

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I work in an office where I am the senior technical guy, my job is to set new WP websites live and to make them secure as possible.

Unfortunately, I work with fucktards that don't bother following procedure, (mainly the bosses son who I would trust to sweep up for a living) it is of no coincidence that all of the sites we have that have been hacked the ones I have not set live are the only ones to get hacked. All our sites probably could be hacked but my doing some basic things called "Hardening Wordpress" such as placing things into the .haccess file and banning .php files from the media folder makes hackers go away and find another easier target.

So really from my point of view arrogance is the main cause of websites being hacked, I mean seriously all you have to do is install a security plugin in WP to make things much harder, that's like 2 clicks of the mouse.

I would also like to rant at hosting providers, particularly the large most of the large ones in the UK that sell reseller hosting and charge extra per account for a virus scan. Something that should be a legal requirement.

And! it! begins! Yahoo! sued! over! ultra-hack! of! 500m! accounts!

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So Iv had a yahoo account for like 20 years. How can I get richer through this?

CloudFlare offers web encryption up the wazoo

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Cloudflare offers a free SSL even on its "free package"

Also Cpanel/WHM has a feature with its latest version 58.0 providing a free SSL using the "Let's Encrypt" project for the SSL with the latest version under the Cpanel package AutoSSL.

Though it's a shame that http spdy is not quite ready to pass PCI compliance this would make https much faster.

Brits: Can banks do biometric security? We'd trust them before the government

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Re: I wouldn't expect

The one thing crims don't do is use bank accounts that's already the norm

Non-big IT vendors: Trying to understand where startups fit in tech

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Let me put this into simple context.

1) Face to face Business

2) Great customer support

3) Always available on the phone and knows the customer by name, including kids and dogs name

4) Invests time and funding in local community events and charites

5) Customers can drop in and ask questions person

6) Regular face on the local business circuit like chamber of commerce, business partnerships etc

MoD confirms award of giant frikkin' laser cannon contract

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Da Vinci once put a couple of curiosity glass piece together from the local market and made a spy glass. Flogging it to the local Millay for a bunked up price.

So could I put a few laser pens together with an elastic band and flog this to the MOD, it might be marketed under "lazier" beam. lol

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Re: What happened to the free market?

Yes lets buy one from the Rusher

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You mean Photonic Rail Gun

Teenage noughties protocol BitTorrent reinvents itself again

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So everyone collectively will simply use password for their password for free Wifi

Top digital Eurocrat issues non-denial about hyperlink non-tax

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tax on hyperlinks... it's called consumer VAT WTF??? THANK YOU Brexit!

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