* Posts by Overflowing Stack

73 posts • joined 14 Feb 2014


Pen Test Partners: Boeing 747s receive critical software updates over 3.5" floppy disks

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It should run direct from floppy

For the ultimate in reliability and security.

It wasn't just a few credit cards: Entire travel itineraries were stolen by hackers, Easyjet now tells victims

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Re: We are very sorry this has happened.

Michael O'Lardy of Brianair "Easyjet want to give your details away, we want you to know we've sold them and you'll have to pay to get them back"

Who needs an iPad Pro? Look everyone, Windows Terminal has mouse input

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This is so useful, now can they just bring back the old start menu so I don't have to type in the name of the application I want to start?

The show Musk go on: Tesla defies Silicon Valley coronavirus lockdown order, keeps Fremont factory open

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Re: Yeah, voluntary

"The man is a sociopath and the world would be a much better place if he wasn't in it for so many reasons"

He certainly is a sociopath, I can agree with you on that, but he is getting things done.

" this electric car bullshit not the least of them.

Look up John Cadogan - electric cars - YouTube for why they're the shittiest idea since humanity evolved."

Do you love breathing in diesel particles?

Do you love your economic prosperity being at the whim of OPEC members?

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Re: Simple question

"If one of his employees catches it and dies" if they are of working age and healthy, they are highly unlikely to die or even need to be in hospital.

If they are over 65, then yes, they should stay home. The long term economic damage and hyper inflation that's coming our way will kill more people of working age than the virus ever will.

The reality is that governments are doing this to protect the elderly, however many of the elderly are shrugging their shoulders and think its an overreaction.

15% mortality rate in the over 70s. If you're not bothered if you get it and you're over 65, that's fine, just don't call an ambulance when you can't cope, as it's no fair on the people who are bothered!

Android dev complains of 'Orwellian' treatment as account banned after 6 years on Play store

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Making a profit is fine, treating people like dirt isn't. With power comes responsibility.

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But that's what they are looking for.

If it didn't do what they searched for that would be spam, but it does do what they want. By being able to know a little bit in advance you can drastically improve the chance of success on finding what they want.

Also, sometimes there isn't an official app that does what the user wants.

Take Sky Q. The Sky Q app doesn't control the box. This app does. Nobody would find an app that didn't have "Sky Q remote" in the title searching for "Sky Q remote".

I think their policy is intended to stop someone renaming say a "calculator" app repeatedly as "Super top calculator app", "Best calculator app", "Cal-cul-ator" etc...

It's the same app, doing the same thing, with people searching for the same thing, therefore spam.

But that isn't the case with these apps

Regardless if you think it is, Google's reaction is over the top, unfair and harsh. It doesn't seem to matter how much they get investigated and fined, they carry on with what seems like absolute power.

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The whole idea of the app is to be automatic in its discovery of network devices. No setup needed, for Joe Public, not tech freaks like us.

For most things it's upnp or mdns(bonjour) but some, well lots, have custom discovery mechanisms or both.

The app works with 1000s of different makes and models of devices. Xbox One, Sky Q, DirecTV, Samsung, Sony, Hisense, Panasonic, Hue etc...

If you fire off all the custom discovery routines at once on top of mdns and upnp it overwhelms the Android device and network devices.

If you have separate apps that only fire search routines if they are an "Onkyo receiver app" you can be more selective and have a better chance of finding what the end user is hoping to control. Which if they've searched Google Play for an Onkyo remote app and the app controls Onkyo equipment I fail to see how that is "Spam". The bonus is, it can also control the other stuff that is connected to the Onkyo receiver like a Samsung TV and an Xbox.

Regardless, Google only brought the policy out in 2018 so should at least warn first. The apps have been on Google Play since 2013/2014.

WTF is Boeing on? Not just customer databases lying around on the web. 787 jetliner code, too, security bugs and all

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Should be physically separate, for all manner of reasons. Clearly isn't!

Not very bright: Apple geniuses spend two weeks, $10,000 of repairs on a MacBook Pro fault caused by one dumb bug

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Re: I've done this

I did try doing that to begin with, I really hate Apple and all Apple products.

But because I need to be using the latest version of xcode and can't stop working because of any issues with running an out of date OS.

Also emulation runs piss poor using VM and doesn't play ball with a real iOS device connected to the USB ports.

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I've done this

It's really easy to do with the stupid touchbar thing.

I thought it was dead too, I plugged it into a monitor in the end to see if it was booting up and then when I plugged it into the power socket too, it lit up and realised what the "problem" is.

I hate my MacBook Pro, would much rather be using an XPS 13, but need a Mac it to build iOS apps.

Supra smart TVs aren't so super smart: Hole lets hackers go all Max Headroom on e-tellies

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I was about to say the same thing. Sony/Samsung/LG all have DLNA, as do most blu-ray players and home cinema receivers.

If someone has local access to your network, then playing videos on your TV is the last of your worries. This is a silly story.

Apple kills iTunes, preps pricey Mac Pro, gives iPad its own OS – plus: That $999 monitor stand

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Re: only 1200x1600

Yes, the pixels weigh more

Uh-oh .io: Question mark hangs over trendy tech startup domains as UN condemns British empire hangover

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Strategic importance

These islands are of strategic importance to the UK and its allies, Mauritius doesn't have an Army and if they were attacked I am sure the UK and the US would come to its aid.

The treatment of the islanders at the time sounds a bit rough, but that was then and they weren't raped or shot. Ultimately you have to remember that it was the middle of the cold war and the world isn't much safer than then.

Stuff the UN!

AI can now animate the Mona Lisa's face or any other portrait you give it. We're not sure we're happy with this reality

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Re: Mona Lisa

Come on, admit it, you were tempted!

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Mona Lisa

I don't know about you guys but I just had to crack one out over that vid!

Boeing big cheese repeats pledge of 737 Max software updates following fatal crashes

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Yey! A software update

They should roll it out mid-air just to make sure it works.

Boeing... Boeing... Gone: Canada, America finally ground 737 Max jets as they await anti-death-crash software patches

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No need to ground these

Also, software updates (beta or not) have to be delivered in-flight!

Android P to improve users' network privacy

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Re: Couldn't they just change permissions on /proc/net?

There are legitimate reasons.

There needs to be a way to uniquely identify devices on a local network.

My Android app can control many household devices like smart TVs and cable boxes, it searches using upnp and mdns.

If someone has two of the same devices on the same network (say two Samsung 43" 2018 7 series TVs) I need to be able to determine which TV they want to be able to control.

This can't be done by IP address as this changes often and although upnp provides a UUID this can sometimes change or be identical across models, so can't be used.

The MAC address is the only way to do this and you can only get this from the /proc/net/arp cache (As far as I know).

Samsung pulls sheets off costly phone-cum-fondleslab Galaxy Fold – and a hefty 5G monster

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I'm buying one

I'm rarely a an early adopter, I still use my Note 3 that is over 5 years old!

This is a game changer though. My first tablet computer was Sony Vaio U70 that I had to import from the USA (2004 ish)

It was almost pocket sized (although I had a foam padded camera case for it) and was useful as a sat nav on the dashboard of my van.

The main reason I'll get it is to make it play ball with my Android app (MyAV), but it is wildly cool and will surely be an excuse for women to chat to me in bars (my round LG Watch sure worked).

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Where's the laser range finder?

Or just laser? I was hoping for this feature.

'Year-long' delay to UK 5G if we spike Huawei deals, say telcos

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Re: 9 Months delay?

Yeah, 1Gbps with a 10GB download limit. A limit that you will reach in 80 seconds!

That said I now have unlimited downoiads on three with unlimited wi-fi hotspot.... So I could ditch my landline.

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I'd be suspicious of any company with an unpronounceable name!

The Japsters learned a long time ago to make their company names more western friendly.


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Re: Paranoia?

Everyone who writes software always creates a backdoor, right? I do anyway!

London's Gatwick airport suspends all flights after 'multiple' reports of drones

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Unless it's a massive professional drone surely the mass is way less than that of a duck, which planes are designed to be able to cope with?

When they find it they should put it on some giant scales next to something of the same mass... say a witch.

I was once one of you, F1 star Lewis Hamilton tells delighted IT bods

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Re: What a knob

I'd like to see sharks with frickin lasers on their heads driving the cars

Well, this makes scents: Kotlin code quality smells better than Java

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Yes, great, lovely

I don't have the time to learn it....I'm in the pub... oh I do.

I should be attacked with sharks with mini non-lethal lasers

Norwegian tourist board says it can't a-fjord the bad publicity from 'Land of Chlamydia' posters

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At 11 quid a pint

I'm surprised anyone has it off

Amazon staffers protest giant's 'support of the surveillance state'

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Amazon peeps

Pot calling kettle a muppet

Great news, cask beer fans: UK shortage of CO2 menaces fizzy crap taking up tap space

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Doesn't matter what I drink, still don't get laid.

UK military may recruit wheezy, alcoholic keyboard warriors

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I'll do it!

Просто дай мне маска акулы, лазер и головной ремень.

Stingray phone stalker tech used near White House, SS7 abused to steal US citizens' data – just Friday things

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Stingray? Nah...

A shark with a laser on its head!

MH370 search ends – probably – without finding missing 777

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Re: Everything on a plane is designed to float.

Ahhh, well, you see... it was a special toilet made by Andre Geim. When I said floating it was more 'levitating'.

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They didn't find him, it was a cover-up. He was actually the pilot of MH370, so good luck finding him!

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"You could lose several dozen such planes under your average B&Q warehouse if it got covered by sand, debris, etc."

I lost my car in the car park once at B&Q. Have they checked there for MH370?

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Re: Why is it always...

Are you saying MH370 is down the back of someone's sofa?

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Live Transponders

"The flight was tracked "live" by 2 transponders which were deliberately turned off."

They weren't turned off, they are actually still broadcasting. If you tune in to the first one using a 405 line set you can see "Singer Presents...ELVIS (68 comeback special)" on a loop.

If you tune into the other transponder using a squarial you'll see an episode of "Up Yer News" from 1990 with Armando Iannucci playing Jack Ruby outside the Dallas Municipal Building.

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How do you design a jet engine to float?

Have you actually ever got a jet engine on a set of scales and compared it with a duck to see if they weigh the same and therefore float?

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Everything on a plane is designed to float.

Especially the engines, it's why the fan blades are hollow!

On a different note about float...

I did a floater on a plane once.

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We all know that this was caused by...

A shark with a laser strapped to its head.

Boffins bash out bonkers boost for batteries

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Re: Energy

Can't wait to get home and try this. Just at the petrol station now.... Going to get that wide deep container later.

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Hopefully those frickin' sharks can swim for longer and kill more frickin' people

with frickin' more efficient laser diodes on their frickin' heads.

Or am I missing something?

Flamin' Nora! Brit firefighters tackle blazing fly-tipped boat

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Fly-tip, no. Sharks with lasers...

They must be to blame, surely?

Airbus windscreen fell out at 32,000 feet

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Re: Hero ?

I agree, hero, pah! It's not like they were flying in shark infested waters, sharks with lasers on their heads.

Project Lightning, you say? Virgin Media's fibre rollout is pretty glacial

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Re: Same here, maybe cancelling

I've got the FritzBox dishing out static ip addresses to other routers... can't remember how though. Took me ages.

App devs bewildered by last-minute Google GDPR klaxon

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Just charge for it

I've got many apps on Google Play and the paid for ones generate more money than identical ad funded ones.

I'm simply going to convert the ad ones into paid/subscription apps.

Last attempt to find MH370 starts this week

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Sharks with frickin' laser beams I hope!

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They aren't looking on the moon

Everyone knows that it was hijacked by two agents for the CIA, Elvis and Jack Ruby as co-pilot. It was then flown to the moon as part of a conspiracy to cover up the truth about 9/11.

No doubt that this post will be deleted, I can see the black helicopters coming for me now!

Ex-ZX Spectrum reboot man threatens sueball over unpaid invoices

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Sharks with lasers

I think they need to bring in the sharks fitted out with the finest laser attire to this one!

The Register Lecture: How to build your own tractor beam

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Surely this could be done with laser beams? What? No? Oh, Frickin laser beams!



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