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Comment: Virgin Media UK (Score 1) 255

by kennethmci (#44577427) Attached to: "451" Error Will Tell Users When Governments Are Blocking Websites

HTTP/1.1 302 Found Location: Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8

Then on the page you redirect too:

HTTP/1.1 304 Not Modified Server: Apache/2.2.15 (Red Hat) Last-Modified: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:35:14 GMT Cache-Control: max-age=4600, public Expires: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:36:23 GMT Vary: Accept-Encoding Content-Encoding: gzip Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Accept-Ranges: bytes Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:39:31 GMT X-Varnish: 2120962236 2120363846 Age: 25388 Via: 1.1 varnish Connection: keep-alive X-Varnish-Cache: HIT

Comment: Re:1.4 Billion and off to retirement (Score 1) 176

by kennethmci (#44261089) Attached to: First Successful Unmanned Drone Landing On an Aircraft Carrier
while i agree this would represent a cost saving potentially - i think you would be missing some key benefits though? smaller, lighter plans - with no "meat and bones" inside to protect ( im thinking G forces, ejection seats ). These planes should be able to maneuver like no other - retrofitting a current plane would probably entail cutting back on some of these benefits?

Comment: i always wonder... (Score 3, Insightful) 233

by kennethmci (#44121043) Attached to: RC Plane Attack 'Foiled,' Say German Authorities
if i read the article, could i be accused of ''procuring information to commit Islamic extremist explosive attacks with remote-controlled model airplanes,' - i mean, if they go into detail about what was planned..... oh oh! they could even say "ive downloaded it onto my computer" with the cunning use of a cache.

Comment: Re:Requirements, requirements, requirements. (Score 1) 487

by kennethmci (#43923427) Attached to: BBC Clock Inaccurate - 100 Days To Fix?
this is exactly what it comes down to... what are the customer requirements - and what level of accuracy is required - i don't see 100% being achievable. The thing that bothers me most about the article though is how superficially the author is looking at the problem. its like someone who's starting out in development - and really not taking into account a HUGE amount of factors which will come into play. even if you ignored all timezone requirements and just focused on keeping the clock in sync with the local server time - you've still got a difficult task to keep the hands with a high level of accuracy - anyone know how accurate JS timing is? setTimeout talks about ms..what if the device is under load? what if its a crappy browser on an old mobile phone?

Comment: Re:How is this even possible? (Score 1) 193

agreed... at one point i was taking the article seriously ( although not agreeing with the conclusion ) and then i read the whole "you could buy X ipads" and i thought...WTF??? one minute we're talking about office machines that people use for work, the next we're talking about buying a lot of iPads?? that would certainly be a FAR more efficient waste of money for a large office. After everyone gets bored of the gimmicks and realises they have real work to do..they'd be shelved. the amount of times ive seen people comparing computers and the desktop market to tablets is starting to bore me. apples and oranges anyone?

Comment: galaxy note (Score 1) 660

by kennethmci (#40713065) Attached to: Don't Super-Size My Smartphone!
i own a galaxy note - and yes, its on the big side. but when anyone asks - i always say that the thing i now do LEAST on my phone, is phone! so for people who spend more time on the web, streaming films, playing games etc. then i think a big screen is perfect - and i agree with another poster - people vote with their wallets - and larger screen phones are being purchased in huge numbers. i personally think if apple brought out a phone with a large ( over 4 inch ) screen with a great battery they'd be onto a winner! FYI - i'm on a phone contract in the UK, that gives truly unlimited data ( no fair usage caps ) - so a large screen, plus netflix = great!

+ - Does SSL increase security and privacy online?

Submitted by kennethmci
kennethmci (1472923) writes "I've been thinking the two uses of SSL — one for verify the business at the other end ( questionable ) and the other — allowing you to confidently send information in a more secure fashion.

It seems that the first use ( verifying the business ) is at a cost to the other. if SSL ONLY existed to secure data in transit — it could be enabled by default — and browsers would use it without "warning" the user. By warning users when a certificate is self-signed, it discourages widespread use of SSL.

Why cant browsers play "nice" with self signed certificates for security sake — and have another visual prompt when the business is verified?"

Comment: Re:Email haters (Score 2) 601

by kennethmci (#38201332) Attached to: Europe's Largest IT Company To Ban Internal Email
agree with this. im the one who actually does the "work", and believe it or not, require some focus to do this. if every message that i currently receive as an email came through as a phonecall, my productivity would drop. i would no longer be able to focus on work, then take some time to focus on following up emails between tasks. however, i guess, from the client point of view - they just want to find something out striaght away, so i can see why they would see it as more efficient to get an immediate answer with a phonecall. it feels like two different types of workers.... like project managers vs. programmers ? ( just an example! :) )

Comment: first ive heard (Score 2) 601

by kennethmci (#38201224) Attached to: Europe's Largest IT Company To Ban Internal Email
and i work for atos... we've been focusing on using office communicator more often - this reduces the cost of conference calls, and allows for realtime chat - love the integration with outlook too - knowing if someone is currently available, if they're about to go into a meeting etc. i do however value email and its "audit trail" but i suppose theres enough paperwork outside of this, and technically, big decisions shouldn't only have an email backing it up?

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