* Posts by ghp

37 posts • joined 24 Apr 2018

Cops charge prankster who 'corona-coughed' on aged officer and had it filmed


"The idiocy took place in Coffs Harbour". Where else?

Whaddya mean, 'niche'?! Neo4j's chief scientist schools El Reg on graph databases


Perhaps the RDBMS can solve a lot of problems, whilst the graph DB is still looking for a problem it might solve?

Linux kernel is getting more reliable, says Linus Torvalds. Plus: What do you need to do to be him?


Is he a fan now?

"safety critical systems tend to do one thing and one thing only".

Microsoft, GitHub staff tell Satya Nadella: It's time to ice ICE, baby. Rip up those tech contracts


Re: Human rights

I find it hard to see the joke in anything concerning ICE, but I know there are others.


Re: Human rights

Meant to be funny?

Chemists bitten by Python scripts: How different OSes produced different results during test number-crunching


Re: Researchers - please hire good computer scientists when you start your project.

The latter. The money goes to Novartis, not the researchers that came up with the possible cure.


Re: Researchers - please hire good computer scientists when you start your project.

Odd. Last week a couple paid 2.000.000€ for an injection that may save their daughter.

Astroboffins baffled after spotting solar system with great gas giant that shouldn't exist


The original article says " so the maximum mass ratio between the star and the planet is 270. " When I read the register's, I was left wondering if the star was orbiting the planet.

Woman sues Lyft, says driver gang-raped her at gunpoint – and calls for app safety measures we can't believe aren't already in place


Re: "Doesn't add up."

"and I'll be careful"

So careful as to mess up between Uber and Lyft? That promises.

Handcranked HTML and JPEG japes. What could possibly go wrong?


Re: Hmmm..

Dover has but one inhabitant.

Exim marks the spot… of remote code execution: Patch due out today for 'give me root' flaw in mail server


Re: Windows Haters

But some are more equal than others.

Btw, viva sendmail!

That magical super material Apple hopes will hit backspace on its keyboard woes? Nylon


Re: Apple keyboard malfunction issues and IFixit.

Some of those nearby?


Re: Apple keyboard malfunction issues and IFixit.

I would've sworn it did the linefeed first, and if you pushed through, the carriage returned.

Maker of US border's license-plate scanning tech ransacked by hacker, blueprints and files dumped online


Perhaps their cameras are publicly accessible too, there are websites that harvest such cams. ;-)

It's 2019 and a WhatsApp call can hack a phone: Zero-day exploit infects mobes with spyware


A waste of good breath?

"Amnesty International and others will this week urge the Israeli military to ban the export of NSO Group's software"

If the thing you were doing earlier is 'drop table' commands, ctrl-c, ctrl-v is not your friend


I've known an unpopular RDBMS where DDL statements were always commited immediately. If you have responsability, act appropriately.

Not another pro-Brexit demo... though easy to confuse: Each Union Jack marks a pile of poo


And He stood up and said to them: "Let him who does not pollute this planet with plastics or car exhaust, plant the first flag."

Like that other bloke who rose from the grave, the El Reg security desk is back this week...

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Defense against the Darknet, or how to accessorize to defeat video surveillance


Re: security concerns

Where do the dutch come in?

Click here to see the New Zealand livestream mass-murder vid! This is the internet Facebook, YouTube, Twitter built!


If lawmakers had an ounce of decency, they'd make these internet sewers responsible for what they publish, just as any newspaper. Would that harm the freedom of sleaze?

McAfee: Oops, our bad. Sharpshooter malware was the Norks' Lazarus Group the whole time


Re: McAfee and the Nork malware

Perhaps you get it with your OS?

Boffins don't give a sh!t, slap Trump's face on a turd in science journal


what's wrong

with a picture of the poo-resident?

Michael Howard: Embrace of open source is destroying 'artificial definitions' of legacy vendors


Re: Did he catch a bad case of biz-speak?

"we need to stop climbing the ladder to take a step back and see how far we've come."

That would hurt.

Hi there, Hubble, glad to hear you're doing okay


Re: Kepler

No need to be (wo)manned, just fueled.

SpaceX touches down in California as Voyager 2 spies interstellar space


Re: Lack of Astonish!

Do you think we're incapable? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence

Astroboffins may have found the first exomoon lurking beyond the Solar System


Re: Moons of the moons?

You maybe swift, but not Swift. It only rhymes on paper (so to speak). :-(

Android Phones are 10: For once, Google won fair and square


For the "fair and square", the author probably had to avoid any mention of Java and Dalvik.

No, that Sunspot Solar Observatory didn't see aliens. It's far more grim


The janitor probably took part in the SETCP project.

Batten down the ports: Linux networking bug SegmentSmack could remotely crash systems


The website, unfortunately, has been taken down.

New Zealand school on naughty step after ransomware failure


Last night's backup was taken after the encryption, overwriting the previous backup. First thing people do when something bad happens in IT: take a backup.

A Spectre flaw solution, Cloudflare blips, a bank cyber-heist in Canada, and more in infosec land



"17 minutes, between 1758 and 1813 May 31st UTC". My my, how time flies. Like an arrow, I know, whilst fruit flies like a banana.

Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04: Make yourself at GNOME. Cup of data-slurping dispute, anyone?


Re: PIcky picky picky

"I love my family. I hate the fact I am the only one who works in IT, in my family."

When you do have someone, the rest of the table hasn't got a clue what the discussion is about. I assure you, you don't feel very comfortable, if you have a conscience.

Summoners of web tsunamis have moved to layer 7, says Cloudflare


Re: Good luck

It seemed a good idea to me. Care to enlighten me?

EU considers baking new norms of cyber-war into security policies


Re: ...and Microsoft?

Good of you to warn about the icon (which I have difficulty reading).

Always thought µ$oft was the worst that could happen to the internet, until Sugarmount came along.

Systemd-free Devuan Linux looses version 2.0 release candidate


Re: so far so good

You mean you're still on Jessie?

You have GNU sense of humor! Glibc abortion 'joke' diff tiff leaves Richard Stallman miffed


Not opinionated, but opionionated.

UK.gov demands urgent answers as TSB IT meltdown continues


It happens to the best ...

It was 18 days ago today



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