* Posts by AGOO

10 publicly visible posts • joined 25 Oct 2015

Analogue tones of a ZX Spectrum Load set to ride again via podcast project


Are podcasts ever "transmitted" as WAV? A quick browse shows quite a few Spectrum MP3 files. And at 1400 baud for the speccy it should still work shouldn't it?

Sharing medical records with researchers: Assumed consent works in theory – just not yet in practice


Great for the insurance industry

If I was an insurer I would love some pseudo anon data based on postcode. How long will it be until they can buy that info off the state?

British defence supplier Ultra Electronics to be sold for £2.6bn to US-controlled firm


All that matters is the shareholder. All else is secondary to the pirates in power.

Impromptu game of Robot Wars sparks fire in warehouse at UK e-tailer Ocado


Re: Bumper cars?

From what I have seen on the videos they look very heavy and have battery packs integrated. Voltage starts to drop.. go to charging point sort of command. Lots of charging cycles and so on. One failed pack or even one failed cell would make a fair bit of smoke and drippy plastic. It might damage the grid too. Triggering the sprinklers would be a catastrophe. I cannot imagine these bots are specced to ip68.

Swiss spies knew about Crypto AG compromise – and kept it from govt overseers for nearly 30 years


ah but

Ahh but don't you mean the Chinese totalitarian state with a penchant for tidy Uyghur concentration camps?


Re: Cheese

and clogs.

erm no that's wrong.

How about ridiculously long tunnels?

CEO of motherboard maker MSI dies after plunging from headquarters' seventh-floor


Ah Commodore. Bought up by Escom who used the old Rumbelows stores to flog cheap 486s in the worst parts of town.

Rip and replace is such a long Huawei to go, UK telcos plead, citing 'blackouts' and 'billion pound' costs: Are Vodafone and BT playing 'Project Fear'?


God I'll get shipped to a reeducation camp waaaay before you. Are you a commisar in the PLA? I'm sure people keep sneaking in here and moving the furniture around.

Don't panic, but your baby monitor can be hacked into a spycam


Re: It's not all bad

Was there ever a secure baby monitor? The older RF types were blasting out everything in the clear anyway. The last thing someone should want to do is listen to a baby screaming or hear a parent throwing up after being crapped on at three in the morning.

TalkTalk attack: 'No legal obligation to encrypt customer bank details', says chief


From the TT code of practice- outrage

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