* Posts by popetackler

8 posts • joined 15 Apr 2019

Eight-core 3.8 GHz CPU. 12 TFLOPS GPU. 1TB NVME SSD. 16GB RAM. Not a half-decent workstation, it's the new Xbox


> The main problem though is that games that come out on both the Xbox and PlayStation aren't exclusive. So these days there really isn't any reason to buy one console over the other.

The PS4 exclusives of this generation sold that console to me. The Xbox exclusives on the other hand.. well, what exclusives?

Firefox now defaults to DNS-over-HTTPS for US netizens and some are dischuffed about this


Re: Good and bad

You can't make a sweeping comment like:

"it does so at the cost of security from other directions."

and not give examples.

Well you can because you did. But you shouldn't.

I'm still not that Gary, says US email mixup bloke who hasn't even seen Dartford Crossing


Not surprising. From dealings with Dart Charge (parent: Emovis), the call centre staff are stuck to using scripted responses and when asked to step outside their comfort zone have no one to speak to, as management is just as clueless.

Teen TalkTalk hacker ordered to pay £400k after hijacking popular Instagram account


Spoiler: not us.

PIN the blame on us, says Monzo in mondo security blunder: Bank card codes stored in log files as plain text


Monzo is my main bank. Happy with how they've disclosed this and no issue using them in the future.

Privacy? Watchdogs? Fines? Whatever, nerds, more people than ever are using Facebook and filling its deep coffers


Re: More people already addicted to FB are using FB more than ever???

"the people who are most avid social media users are (A) those who don't really appear to have much going on in their lives, or (B) don't have the opportunity to do much with their lives in the first place, and are using it to fill a hole."

A bit arrogant, presuming you can fit (very) roughly 3 billion social media users into two small boxes.

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean Google isn't listening to everything you say


I hate these types of short-sighted comments. No, most people are not surprised, especially if they seek out news on sites like El Reg.

What is important is that we do not become complacent and we educate friends and family. What is important is that we have all the information in front of us, in black and white, and can make our own choices about whether we accept this privacy invasion for the small convenience it provides us.

Overzealous n00b takes out point-of-sale terminals across the UK on a Saturday afternoon


Re: Picoseconds...

Hindsight is a wonderful thing.


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