* Posts by Teknogrot

20 publicly visible posts • joined 4 Sep 2017

Bulletproof Coffee lacks bulletproof security: Nerd brain juice biz hacked, cards gulped


Quoted tweet retweets Reg tweet which links article. Recursive sourcing looks weird guys.

Don't shame idiots about their idiotically weak passwords


You''re assuming a small time limit here, right? Because if you're not, you may want to sit down... I have bad news for you.

Universal basic income is a great idea, which is also why it won't happen


You seem to think that we sprang into existence fully formed with regulation of the market in place.

Have you considered that you might be talking bollocks?


Re: fast forward.

Why be educated beyond what is necessary to fulfil the requirements of your employment? Do you think the introduction of mandatory basic IT classes in the last few decades was so that the general public can enjoy arguing on the internet and stealing porn like those of us enthusiastic enough to read a tech news site? I'm sure the focus on CV writing and MS Office use is entirely coincidental...


Re: fast forward.

All of your hypotheticals apply equally to the current system.

WikiLeaks is wiki-leaked. And it's still not even a proper wiki anyway


Re: Leaked leaks did not come from WikiLeaks

That's how they process new information, why would anyone else be different?

US government seizes Texas gun mass murder to demand backdoors


Re: All encryption is bad.....

And the award for linguistic prescriptivism in the name of pedantry with the aim of dodging the point goes to...

Better filters won't cure this: YouTube's kids nightmare


Re: 70's disturbing TV

In the Night Garden was genuinely disturbing the first time I randomly saw it on TV at some odd hour due to new digital TV schedules deciding that CBeebies needed to be on after midnight.

SSL spy boxes on your network getting you down? But wait, here's an IETF draft to fix that


Re: The history of networking in a nutshell:

I think we can expand that to the history of tech in general.

You're doing open source wrong, Microsoft tsk-tsk-tsks at Google: Chrome security fixes made public too early


There's at least a little irony in this position given how MS's own patching schedule reveals unpatched vulnerabilities in older but still supported versions of Windows.

I love disruptive computer jargon. It's so very William Burroughs


Re: yewtreeing

Feature, not a bug.

Town wants Amazon's new HQ so much it plans to split off new town called 'Amazon'


Re: Ireland

It's criminal that Amazon employees have to take two buses to get to Dublin airport from the current HQ. Just criminal.

We went to Nadella's launch of Hit Refresh so you didn't have to


Re: What didn't come out of that summary....

You have to read the book to find out.

Is this cough cancer, doc? No: it's a case of Playmobil on the lung


Re: @Dave

It doesn't count if the vomit is your own, after you ate Hersheys.

You lost your ballpoint pen, Slack? Why's your Linux version unsigned?


I think that John is trusting readers of El Reg to draw the logical conclusion from the statement based on our collective time exposed to PR bullshit.

'Don't Google Google, Googling Google is wrong', says Google


Re: Don't "Google it"!

I was working for MS via a third party when Bing was just being rolled out and scuttlebutt was that while the engine was being developed and demonstrated internally the engineers kept saying "and then I google <thing>" over and over, until some exec stopped them and said "But it's not Google". No idea how true that is, but I really hope it happened like that.

In particular because at the time they were just literally Googling stuff and reformatting the results...

Top tip, hacker newbs: Don't use the same Skype ID for IoT bot herding and job ads


Re: 13 and leaving the country

That's the beauty of it. Now he's told us that he's leaving the country we're going to be searching for him in every country except the one he's in. That way we'll never find him and he can just go back to school in peace.

Genius when you think about it.

France to tack weapons onto spy drones – reports


Re: One more sep

Judging by reports only the last of these is true.

Sub plot subplot thickens: Madsen claims hatch fumble killed Swede journo Kim Wall


Re: Indeed

Little known fact about the old crash test dummy toys is that they're based on real human anatomy. If you remove one limb or the head then the whole thing loses structural integrity and bits spring off madly in all directions.

Well, whad'ya know? 'No evidence' that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower


Re: So much for that Russian collusion story...

Bear with me, because I get that this is a crazy thought, but bear with me

What if... they wiretappd the other end of the lines? LIke, not in Trump Tower, but somewhere close to the Russians they thought were suspiciously Russian looking?