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New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers

nogginthenog Re:Derp (164 comments)

Don't forget to add a SSH private key. Also, I was getting *lots* of failed ssh login attempts on my OpenWrt box. Changing the port to a different number helped.

5 days ago
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Building the Infinite Digital Universe of No Man's Sky

nogginthenog Re:Text adventure game (100 comments)

Only 48K on the ZX Spectrum!

about a month ago
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Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order

nogginthenog Re:Now wait (210 comments)

Bought a Kindle book that was terribly formatted. There were no spaces between paragraphs so it was confusing as hell. Complained and Amazon refunded me immediately. +1 to Amazon.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?

nogginthenog Re:Scotland? (259 comments)

£25/month? There are plenty of cheaper plans with lots of voice/data for around £10.

For example GiffGaff:
£10 per month: 500 UK minutes, Unlimited UK texts, 1 GB Internet
£12 per month: 250 UK minutes, Unlimited texts, Unlimited Internet

about 1 month ago
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Thousands of Europeans Petition For Their 'Right To Be Forgotten'

nogginthenog Re:All I'll say... (224 comments)

Unless you want to travel to the USA. Spent convictions do not count and you will not qualify for the visa waiver program.

about 2 months ago
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TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

nogginthenog Re:SourceForge problem? (566 comments)

Good point. I thought that was a bit suspect.

about 2 months ago
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SpaceX To Present Manned Dragon Capsule

nogginthenog Re:About time. (128 comments)

I've still got a working Dragon 32. For those that don't know this was a British COCO clone.

about 2 months ago
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Russia Bans US Use of Its Rocket Engines For Military Launches

nogginthenog Re:suspend GPS? (522 comments)

GLONASS is the Russian program. It pretty much JUST covers Russia

My Nexus 4 in the UK regularly picks up Glonass GPS satellites. I guess I'm not that far from Russia...

about 2 months ago
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Some Users Find Swype Keyboard App Makes 4000+ Location Requests Per Day

nogginthenog Re:It's becoming more and more clear.. (191 comments)

Android can already do this. The Amazon App store and F-Droid (FOSS) are 2 options.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Posts Source Code For MS-DOS and Word For Windows

nogginthenog Re:Why are they posting old source code? (224 comments)

32bit Windows 8 can still run DOS apps. There's got to be some DOS 6.22 code in there.

about 4 months ago
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Mozilla Scraps Firefox For Windows 8, Citing Low Adoption of Metro

nogginthenog Re:Good (200 comments)

You missed Win95 & Windows 2000.

about 4 months ago
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Top E-commerce Sites Fail To Protect Users From Stupid Passwords

nogginthenog Tesco (162 comments)

Me: Additional Information: password "Must be between six and ten characters in length"
Why does Tesco have such a silly limit???? Please consider increasing the max length of the password!

I am sorry that you are unhappy with the length of password you can use to register on our website. I have now logged your comments on our Customer Feedback System under reference 13782619. This will ensure that it is fed back to the relevant team in our Head Office.

That was back in 2012

about 4 months ago
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WikiLeaks Cables Foreshadow Russian Instigation of Ukrainian Military Action

nogginthenog Re:Still far from... (479 comments)

A rock falling from orbit would be a WMD!

about 5 months ago
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Scottish Independence Campaign Battles Over BBC Weather Forecast

nogginthenog Re:Like nails on a chalk board (286 comments)

Yet (as a Brit) when I lived in the Netherlands as a student 20+ years ago I had BBC on the local cable TV. Regular BBC, not that world crap.

about 5 months ago
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Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US

nogginthenog Re:meanwhile (684 comments)

Shame it's been pissing down almost constantly for weeks.

about 7 months ago
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Cracking Atlanta Subway's Poorly-Encrypted RFID Smart Cards Is a Breeze

nogginthenog Re:Security (139 comments)

Oyster is far from perfect. The online system tells me "There are no season tickets on this Oyster card". Yet there is a monthly travelcard loaded on it that expires sometime next month (not sure when, thanks TFL!).

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Security Essentials Misses 39% of Malware

nogginthenog Re:Actual Reports (149 comments)

The problem was that Windows wasn't designed as a multi-user system and thus didn't have the necessary privilege separation systems that other OS had.

Windows NT most definately was. You are talking about the 15-20+ year old Windows 1/2/3/9x.

about 7 months ago

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