* Posts by Bruce Hatton

5 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Jul 2007

Meet the Internet of big, lethal Things

Bruce Hatton

These are different issues!

Changing my router firmware is unlikely to kill anyone.

Changing my 40-ton truck software could well do.

How about:

'Sorry, I was busy optimizing my fuel economy, and I missed the user input to apply the brakes' ?

Bruce Hatton

Tx/Rx Malfunction

Surely if you want to stop your car being hacked from the Internet, it's the RxD pin you don't connect.

The TxD pin is for when you're the one doing the hacking......

Judge grants Viacom 12TB of YouTube user records

Bruce Hatton


Let's think about this.

Is there any legal requirement to keep such records in the first place?

If not, then Google can surely say 'Sorry, we don't have that information'.

It also raises a huge number of issues about about a USA company releasing information about consumers in other regions where such a request would be illegal, though I am sure that, with the current US paranoia, they are entitled to request anything held on a US server.

Google, just move your front-line servers to China!

Fasthosts customers blindsided by emergency password reset

Bruce Hatton

Send them a bill!

I just sent them an invoice for the work involved in changing all the passwords - be interesting to see what their reply is!

El Reg seeks ultimate 'nom de sex'

Bruce Hatton

Re: Real Name

Actually, I think Vexatious Litigant is itself an excellant port star name.