* Posts by sgp

28 posts • joined 21 Jan 2015

We checked and yup, it's no longer 2001. And yet you can pwn a Windows box via Notepad.exe


I don't understand, they promised us it's been "rebuild from the ground up". What is going on?

Neglected Pure Connect speaker app silenced in iOS 11's war on 32-bit


Re: Commentards obviosly know more than mere mortals

The still-on-sale iPhone 6 has the full... 1 GB

What did OVH learn from 24-hour outage? Water and servers do not mix



I tried to register a domain with them once. The purchasing wizard failed every time on a page which tried to flog extra services. Makes you wonder about their service quality if you can't even buy something from them....

Microsoft, IBM, Intel refuse to hand over family jewels to China



The chinamen is not the issue here, Dude

Open-source storage that doesn't suck? Our man tries to break TrueNAS



Small and Medium Businesses?

Dear Tesla, stop calling it autopilot – and drivers are not your guinea pigs


Re: scan their instrument panel to work out what ... and then start looking around

Pilots will often need time to figure out the situation too. In many cases they have the time as there is not much to crash into in the air..

Facebook crushes Belgian attempt to ban tracking of non-users


Re: So wait...

That's not what the article says. The judge only stated that he is not qualified to rule on the matter and that the Irish court is. If only there was some sort of supranational body to punish these privacy invaders...

First successful Hyperloop test module hits 100mph in four seconds


The human body wasn't designed.

IBM pimps Watson out to Hilton robot for concierge duty


"...and many more robot hotels of a similar kind are going to be built once the bugs have been worked out."

The bed bugs?

Toshiba, Fujitsu and Vaio may be about to merge laptop ops


Re: New brand name

Well, as a lot of these laptops were already balls-toasters the sandwich feature shouldn't be too hard.

Two-thirds of Android users vulnerable to web history sniff ransomware


Re: Not really an security exploit

Indeed. People who install this deserve the consequences.

Land Rover Defender dies: Production finally halted by EU rules


Re: Just

Mercedes still invests in its equally hand-built G-wagen. The price difference between a G and a Defender gives the decision away.

British bureaucrats are world's most social-media-tastic


I kept reading sir Humphrey Appleby for some inexplicable reason.

AMD to nibble the ankles of Nvidia this summer with 14nm FinFET GPUs


Not to mention the crap update and 'enhancement' bloatware that comes with them.

Brian Krebs criticises PayPal’s security as authentication flaws exposed


I would think if you ask to reset the password, they would e-mail you a reset link to your registered e-mail address.

Tablet computer zoom error saw plane fly 13 hours with 46cm hole


Re: Goooooooo Bill

"If a guy driving a Focus runs over your dog, is it Ford's fault?"

Clearly. Dig up Henry and sue him.

Microsoft Office 365, Azure portals offline for many users in Europe


Re: Hosted Exchange

The problem is clear, they really should use more than 365 servers.

Volvo eyes kangaroo detection tech


Re: Vision

Why would you want to drive faster than 30 in a city?

Amazon Echo: We put Jeff Bezos' always-on microphone-speaker in a Reg family home


How to play audio over bluetooth

"Alexa, I want to gain access to your lovely internals"

In redneck heaven, internet outages are the American Way


Eat steak the American way?

I won't ruin a perfectly good piece of meat by putting plastic cheese on top, thanks nonetheless.

Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive


600 quid to watch Planet of the Apes in 240p? Sigh, humans...

Would YOU make 400 people homeless for an extra $16m? Decision time in Silicon Valley


Re: Best way of achieving this?

I meant under Belgian law, I have no idea how this is enforced here but probably not very different to the situation you describe. Interesting articles, thanks.


Best way of achieving this?

Here we have a law that requires all property developers to reserve a certain percentage of their project for social housing. This to stimulate a social mix of residents rather than having segregated neighbourhoods. I think this system could solve some of the problems described better than just requiring developers to pay a tax which is then used to battle those same developers for land.

Secondly, and it has been stated above already. I don't understand why it's impossible to live at least a bit denser.

Airbus confirms software brought down A400M transport plane


Aufspielen means "to play" as well as "to install".

No points for guessing the correct translation.

Microsoft's patchwork falls apart … AGAIN!


Re: Kudos for a job well done!

Weekly Strategy Meetings. You mean the strategy changes weekly in your company?

Dutch government websites KO'd by 10-hour DDoS


Speaking before thinking is generally considered to be quite stupid. Often quite typical for the Dutch.

Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year


Re: Where's the profit for Microsoft then?

I´m pretty sure there is no option to downgrade back afterwards. So maybe it´s not about the profit but rather making sure this one gets the market share right.

It's 2015 and default creds can brick SOHO routers


Exactly. It is one of the few things I still help my family and friends with.

Now for all the subsequent other -small- computer and internet issues they ask help for, I only know about networks. Very, very local networks.


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