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108 posts • joined 26 Oct 2011

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Sprint, T-Mobile US sitting in a tree, M-E-R-G-I-N-G

jonnycando

Sprint dual mode phones WILL jump to GSM if the phone plan allows it. When I go into Canada it joins Rogers which is GSM...step across the border again, and it's back on CDMA. All they will need is a PRL that tells the phone that TMO networks on GSM and whatever roaming partners there are OK to lock onto and use. Obviously you could not switch modes while in call though.

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Apple's magical quality engineering strikes again: You may want to hold off that macOS High Sierra update...

jonnycando

I'm on 10.13.5 beta 2 and it's running OK for me. Rendering video takes an age...but it is a several year old mini mac.....and overall I can't complain.

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Pro tip: You can log into macOS High Sierra as root with no password

jonnycando

I configured a root password AGES ago, perhaps way back when MacOS X was a new thing! Really who would fail to do such trivial security work?.........uh........forget I asked..........

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Twitter resets passwords

jonnycando

Hmm, Twitter say they've not been hacked...yet, the dark web offer includes current accounts? Well then if they weren't hacked, the data was handed over.

But, this is going to be the new normal. Two factor authentication for everything and that may not be effective eventually. To get into my system at work from my laptop at home, it's got a nifty two factor setup. I've an app on my phone, that the moment I try to log in sends a push notice. "are you logging in at boffowidgets.com?" I can say yes, and I get logged in...I say no and the browser window closes. Of course the IT department makes sure I change my PW monthly, and has rules about how to construct it. To my knowledge the mainframe has never been hacked, though occasional spam makes it's way into corporate email.

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Patch alert! Easy-to-exploit flaw in Linux kernel rated 'high risk'

jonnycando

Re: Let the games begin...

I'll stick with Linux. Rest of you go to windoze!

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Itching to stuff iOS 11 on your iPhone? You may want to hold off for a bit

jonnycando

Hmmm....I installed it on my 6S Plus...and everything went swimmingly. I got lots of memory though so it wasn't crammed trying to get it on there.

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Apple bag-search class action sueball moves to Cali supreme court

jonnycando

I am suprised Apple can even search employee baggage at all. In my line of work, such activity has been ruled an illegal search. They can ask for us to show what we have, but we are within our rights to decline. And they can take no action if we do decline.

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Oh no, EE! More UK mobile customers face sluggish roaming abroad

jonnycando

Just like USA

Here we usually enjoy free roaming, but often at 1xRTT or HSDPA speeds, and very limited MB. Sprint for it's part have LTE roaming agreements here and there...but you really have to have zero home signal before you can gain access to any of it. It is a fact though, that free roaming is not free, and the cost is built into your monthly rates. If we want all we can eat on any network, it seems...we will pay for it despite any assurances of "free roaming." It should have been recognized by the EU that there still ain't no free lunch, and you cannot legislate it. Somebody is going to pay regardless.

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Google paying Apple BEEELLIONS to stay search top dog on iDevices, say analysts

jonnycando

No need for them to pay....

I find all other attempts at a search engine wanting for various reasons...so Google it is. I'd use it even if they weren't paying to be default. And well, even they have come up lacking once in a while, but less often than oh....say....Bing. Which is from microsoft, which makes it dead on arrival.

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Take a sneak peek at Google's Android replacement, Fuchsia

jonnycando

Re: Holy Grail

Hmmm....efficiently, well can't argue that point, but safely? Well, where there's firmware there's hackers....so safety is well.....hoped for.

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Russian RATs bite Handbrake OSX download mirror

jonnycando

That goodness MAC OS is a UNIX, so users can actually remove this puppy with a a few keystrokes in the terminal command line.

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So few use Windows Phone, Microsoft can't be bothered: Security app is iOS, Android only

jonnycando
Facepalm

Nothing new here...

Microsoft have long had great ability to put foot in mouth, and then pretend it wasn't there.

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US military makes first drop of Mother-of-All-Bombs on Daesh-bags

jonnycando
Mushroom

Re: Stupid bastards

So, we're effed, in the meantime, it'll be fun to tear stuff up! And now where that bomb was dropped, the soil is fluffed up and ready for planting poppies. That's what they grow over there after all!

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Half-baked security: Hackers can hijack your smart Aga oven 'with a text message'

jonnycando
Devil

I have a better way.....dig shallow hole....toss in wood, charcoal and something incendiary to facilitate lighting....set afire, when reduced to hot glowing coals, wrap food in tinfoil, place in coals and cook. When food done, eat!

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It's happening! It's happening! W3C erects DRM as web standard

jonnycando
FAIL

Ummm

So this plugin was written by......people? Well, of course it will be broken by other people! What one may build another tears down. That's how all this works in the Interwebs!

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Family of technician slain by factory robot sues everyone involved

jonnycando
Mushroom

Alternatively...

Death to all robots....hire people to replace them.

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Google mass logout riddle deepens: OAuth token fumble blamed

jonnycando

Hmmm....

Didn't hit me.....but I'd probably not have noticed....just would've logged back in.

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Uber is watching your smartphone's battery charge

jonnycando
Mushroom

It won't be long now.....

Before Uber and perhaps Lyft will be seen to be the evil devils that they are and finally put out of business. You'd think drivers jumping ship would be enough, but I guess some folks LIKE to be abused!

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Who will banish spy-cam drones from US skies? The FAA doesn't want to do it. EPIC disagrees

jonnycando
FAIL

If some agency does not cough up necessary regulations....

I shall reserve the right to shoot down any drone flying about my property.

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Lord of the Dance set to deliver high kicks at Trump’s big ball

jonnycando
Thumb Up

Flatley and crew a good choice

Since we in the eastern States are mostly Irish at least . The whole country is Irish on St Patrick's day. That's the law.

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How Apple exploded Europe's crony capitalism

jonnycando

There are always gonna be people in it for themselves....but on the average capitalism is the best way to go....at least that way everyone can be in it for themselves, or not. Choice is good. Steve Jobs did upset the apple cart and focus on the delight of the end user. But he is gone, and likely his vision with him. But as many people as there are in this world, there will be another one along any second...but he might not work for Apple!

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Verizon is gonna axe its 'unlimited' data hogs

jonnycando

Hmmm, shades of well....typical behavior

Verizon does it's damnedest to get rid of EVERY customer at some time or another. After sulking away, and finding you a better deal, maybe even one where unlimited really is not limited in any fashion they beg you to come back....What? Come back and be abused some more? I want Verizon bankrupted and I don't care how it happens. I want it now!

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El Reg just saved your Wikipedia Xmas

jonnycando
WTF?

Arrgh

I will read Wikipedia, and occasionally do a minor edit. But never again will they see a dime of my money!

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Yahoo! says! hackers! stole! ONE! BEELLION! user! accounts!

jonnycando

I deleted my account months ago...if miscreants got the credentials....they don't work anymore...and any info stored therewith has also changed and is no longer valid. I had different reasons to cancel than security but, for security's sake I am glad I did it.

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Who killed Pebble? Easy: The vulture capitalists

jonnycando
Unhappy

Sigh

I have deleted the Pebble app from my phone and turned off the watch. I don't want to look at it and see it do less and less.

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Apple unplugs its home LAN biz, allegedly

jonnycando
Facepalm

I got one of the AC routers, and two older ones in use as repeater/extenders on my property, I better update the older ones while I can still get some!

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More Androids carry phone-home firmware

jonnycando
Holmes

The community version of CM OUGHT to be clean. Buggy from time to time but not nefarious.

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Microsoft's cmd.exe deposed by PowerShell in Windows 10 preview

jonnycando
Meh

Ambivalent?

Well, I have been computing since the command line was all there was. Not a power user just an early user. I have long since abandoned Windows but had I dog in this fight, I'd probably not squawk too much if powershell becomes the default command line utility. So long as it has the usual and expected capabilities of command.com, errr....cmd.exe....and works as expected there....any new functionality should be welcome I reckon. I should be a bit surprised that Microsoft lets users have any form of command line in this day and age. Oh well, I'll stay with Linux I guess. But if there's a reason to use any OS, being able to get under the hood is a prerequisite for me.

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The Reg seeks online community manager

jonnycando

Since social is so yesterday

I will not be applying.

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Ghost of DEC Alpha is why Windows is rubbish at file compression

jonnycando
Mushroom

Hmmm

Windows 2.11 anyone? It seems that's where entropy Microsoft style is going to take us.

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'Doubly unacceptable' Swiss vegan forces his way into the army

jonnycando

12,000 calories a day....hmmm. That's why I lost 50 pounds in basic training! I am sure I was only eating around 5000 calories.

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jonnycando
Facepalm

The dear chap....

Is going to find out what it is like to march 25 miles in plastic boots and nylon socks. He will beg for leather and wool about 5 miles in, if not sooner.

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Lenovo downward dogs with Yoga BIOS update supporting Linux installs

jonnycando
Mushroom

Windows must die! Utterly, completely and forever!

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Microsoft: Why we had to tie Azure Stack to boxen we picked for you

jonnycando

Does Microsoft really try....

to alienate customers....or is it just some ineptness on their part?

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Brave telco giants kill threat of decent internet service in rural North Carolina

jonnycando

I think...

the problem here is how current law is written. Where commercial interests ought to have preference in supplying a service, let's say; It should also be understood that unless and until that commercial provider comes in and expresses the willingness and is awarded the necessary public convenience franchise, that either the local government being of the people and by the people and for the people, might provide that service...or a local public service cooperative may obtain the franchise.

Of course current law is not nearly so useful, but laws can be changed....if folks will get their dander up and come running into the streets demanding their rights.

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'Google tax' already being avoided, says Australian Tax Office

jonnycando

Well, we are talking about taxes,

and where taxes are concerned if there's a way to dodge them, they will be dodged. However, as to the availability of loopholes, it is the government entity that writes the tax code that make those loopholes available, on purpose, or by failing to foresee the ways accountants may devise to dodge said tax!

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Sick of Southern Rail? There's a crowdfunding site for that

jonnycando

I work for a railroad

In the US actually. And in freight to boot. But in times of terrific business, the carrier will blame us for six months or so for there not being enough of us, and then proceed to hire. If the trains are crowded there need to be more trains, and more of all crafts hired to run them. Simple math. As for on time performance...well service design is not my specialty.

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Is it time to unplug frail OpenOffice's life support? Apache Project asked to mull it over

jonnycando

Well, I am trying to feel bad.

But alas, I just don't. Oracle is the devil and it's taint is all over OO. I will repeat...Long Live LibreOffice!

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Google tells popup ads to p*** off on mobes

jonnycando

I surprise myself

That I don't mind the cookie message so much even as I don't like pop ups any other time. At least the cookie message is easily dismissed.

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Windows Update borks PowerShell – Microsoft won't fix it for a week

jonnycando
Mushroom

It's fun, if a bit morbid...

To watch Microsoft implode in slow motion.

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Shopped in an Eddie Bauer store recently? Your card's probably gone. It's just gone

jonnycando
Facepalm

Methinks

There might ought to be financial repercussions for failure to invest in security that exceeds the savings of failure three fold or more. That in addition to the cost of cleanup afterwards.

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FCC starts running from cable box rip-off kill-off

jonnycando
Devil

I've got a thought

Those set top boxes are a money center. Even if the cable providers are required to let us use any box we want, they will just jack up the rates, and still make the money.

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Google doesn’t care who makes Android phones. Or who it pisses off

jonnycando
Coat

At the risk of entering a walled garden.....

It's the bloatware that I have detested to the point that I would make every effort to root every Android phone I've had. Or possibly wipe it and install Cyanogenmod. But that puts you on the bleeding edge, and sometimes you end up with a phone that CM has no OS for. So I reckon for the near future, I'll stick with Googles own Nexus line. I'll get the latest Android version and at least several updates, and minimal bloat. And if I want to try CM or some other, it's a fairly trivial task.

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Lost your shirt in the MtGox Bitcoin mess? Release the Kraken!

jonnycando
Facepalm

I am pretty sure it was an inside job.

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'Knucklehead' Kansas bloke shoots self in foot

jonnycando
WTF?

+Gordon 10

...we certainly don't give a tinker's d**n what anyone thinks about how we live.

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jonnycando
WTF?

+Gordon 10

...we certainly don't give a tinker's d**n what anyone thinks about we live.

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Burger-slinger Wendy’s admits: Cash-till data breach hit 1 in 20 outlets

jonnycando

It might be handy....

If the firmware in POS devices was unique and not based on any existing OS. And it's communications protocol ought to be unique as well. Thus standard malware's could installed since the device would not understand anything not written in its own language. Oh but malcontents would reverse engineer them and see what them go. Guess we'll just have to use cash from now on.

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Adobe...sigh...issues critical patch...sigh...for Flash Player zero day

jonnycando

Why....

Is flash not withdrawn from use already?

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Tired of Windows 10 phoning home? Maybe the special Chinese govt version is for you

jonnycando

So....

If China can have a Windows that doesn't phone home, so can everyone else. Just need some helpful hack to figure out how, that is beyond just installing a Linux or BSD or some such. Or just pulling out the network cord.

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Net neut naught: Netflix throttles its own video

jonnycando
Facepalm

Whither Internet?

The internet is going to dry up and blow away. For between the originators of content who don't want to clog the pipe, and users who don't want to pay for a lot of bandwidth there can be no internet. I am beginning myself to think it shan't be missed.

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