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Comment: Re:Try explaining that... (Score 1) 136

by loccohombre (#48360107) Attached to: Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility

It's not even simply when you move away. Case in point; My wife and eldest daughter are currently in Oz. With Three Mobile, they get free calls and SMS as though they were in the UK. My youngest daughter is still in the UK. My choices at the moment;

1) Turn off iMessage on my iPhone so that I can communicate with wife and daughter in Oz, but not be able to communicate with youngest daughter or anyone else using an iPhone in the UK.
2) Leave iMessage on and vice-versa.
3) Constantly switch between the two in the hope of intercepting one of the protocols.

It's a truly annoying high-jacking of a protocol by Apple.

Comment: Re:R... (Score 1) 143

Without a list of the installed SAS components this is pretty much impossible to answer.

If you have the full eBI/eDI suite and a host of "solutions", then you're going to be spending a lot of time in R/Python trying to replicate the years that SAS has spent on developing that environment.
If you have core modules - BASE, STAT, ETL etc, then you can "program" at a relatively low level to your heart's content.

More info please.

+ - Apple keychain seems to be sharing more than just website passwords->

Submitted by loccohombre
loccohombre writes: One of the groovier (read useful) features of Mavericks and IOS7 is the Apple keychain — a method of centrally storing a range of passwords in the iCloud — probably putting a lot of third party apps out of business.

I discovered an unexpected bonus to the keychain yesterday that may have sysadmins a little worried.

I take my MacBook Air to work and, each month, a friendly Systems Support person, secretly types the company SSID password into it so that I can use the corporate wifi.

Imagine my joy then when, as if by magic, my iPhone connected and authenticated to the same wifi. Seems that keychain is sharing a whole lot more than folks realised.

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+ - Identity data theft - what would you do?

Submitted by loccohombre
loccohombre writes: I recently received this email from the Henley Standard (a local news paper) advising me of a security breach that resulted in their subscription database being stolen. Whilst the incident is nowhere near the same league as government or credit-card data-slips that have occurred this year, the whole scenario of "cover our back-sides with solicitors first, then tell the punters", together with the general "you're on your own now" response, doesn't sit right with me. Should I pursue the company to find out how the breach occurred, seek redress or just chalk it up to experience?

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