* Posts by foo_bar_baz

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NORKS: We didn't hack Sony. Whoever did was RIGHTEOUS, though

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Re: a 'righteous deed'

"Righteous dude", surely.

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systemd row ends with Debian getting forked

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Re: Just integrate systemd and /etc/init.d

RHEL 6 is supported until November 30, 2020.

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@Ben Tasker

Dependency based booting is only useful to speed things up, eg. let non-dependent services start up in parallel.

I know the network is up before postfix because the network init script starts first and doesn't exit until it's finished. See contents of /etc/rc3.d or equivalent.

If this example is so important, why are the systemd devs so lax in their attitude elsewhere: "if we don't know anything, we consider the system online"?

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Re: Production ready?

The first point is what really worries me. If there's one thing I've learned during my years in IT is that Things Go Wrong. There are always unexpected problems related to a specific setup, down to driver issues with a Big Vendor Certified Hardware-OS Stack (tm).

What the systemd people have amply demonstrated is they don't care about other people's problems and are not willing to keep their own patch clean.

The second part is the sheer amount of change. Change equals problems, bugs, and security issues. The homogenising effect of systemd on the Linux ecosystem is just one part of it. Watch this space for Linux / systemd related disasters.

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@John Hughes

Who says "Gnome" is ignorant. Systemd is set to take over many parts of Linux, no exaggeration: udev, mount, PAM, syslog, cron, tcpwrappers, xinetd ...

I run Linux when I want to understand what's happening behind the scenes, or be able to roll up my sleves and get my hands dirty. If I want to run a monolithic, opaque system that requires special tools to read binary logs, I am happy to run Windows Server, no joking.

The totally rank attitude of the systemd devs is enough to put me off. Personally I'm in mini crisis since RHEL/CentOS has been my distro of choice until now. Devuan looks like a possible alternative.

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NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online

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Re: Excellent news, I love the NSA

Yawn. SELinux was open sourced 14 years ago by NSA.

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Floody hell! Brits cram Internet of Things into tight White Spaces

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Re: LoveHz

Best thing today.

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Are dangers lurking on your workers' operating systems?

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Not always morons

Our IT maintains a supported Linux distro. We have root access to our Linux kit and admin access to Windows.

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How secure is Docker? If you're not running version 1.3.2, NOT VERY

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Nothing new or unique

"If a management application allows users to upload pre-created disk images in non-raw formats, it can be tricked into giving the user access to arbitrary host files via the copy-on-write backing file feature ... always validate that a disk image originating from an untrusted source has no backing file set" https://libvirt.org/secureusage.html

Docker just happens to be very promiscuous with image files, so the threat is fairly significant.

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GOTCHA: Google caught STRIPPING SSL from BT Wi-Fi users' searches

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Re: Don't be evil

That motto has been quietly forgotten. Now it's about being as close to the "creepy line" as possible, but not quite crossing it. They are public about it, so I guess at least they are honest.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/how-google-leapfrogged-the-creepy-line

http://creepyline.com/

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LARGE, ROUND and FEELS SO GOOD in your hand: Yes! It's a Nexus 6

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WTF?

Re: Replaceable batteries

"The disadvantages of a removable battery:

[...]

You have to turn your phone off to swap battery."

Whereas for a non-removable battery you don't?

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Bloated, slow and self-perpetuating: Cisco slams standards groups

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I read the first line of the title

"Bloated, slow and self-perpetuating: Cisco"

My first thought was: you hit the nail on the head there.

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FALL of the MACHINES: How to KILL the Google KARATE BOT, by our expert

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catch a fly with chopsticks, Mr Miyagi-style.

Daniel-style surely.

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The last PC replacement cycle is about to start turning

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Cloud + virtualized desktop = fail

I'm right now in a "Virtual Training" class. The Internet connection from my office is top notch. The experience is still horrible. I'll never attend another one.

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Printing Bad: Meth found in laser printer cartridges

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Re: You know you are getting old when...

Paper output and meth: for a moment I could smell and hear the spirit duplicator in our school corridors again. How's that for showing my age?

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Russia to ban iCloud.. to PROTECT iPhone fiddlers' pics 'n' sh*t

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Re: 'right wing'?

I listed it because it was a hallmark of fascist ideology. The 3 K's etc. Just because you share a value with a fascist it doesn't make you one, see Logic. The world is not black and white.

I do not put forward a viewpoint, other than that I remember my history lessons. What is fascism? What is modern Russia? Are there parallels?

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Re: 'right wing'?

Oh, I forgot cultural conservatism, xenophobia, harking back to a mythical past, promoting traditional family values, sexism and homophobia.

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Re: 'right wing'?

- nationalism

- cult of personality

- corporatism and power of business elite

- co-option of church and intertwining of religion with politics

- expansionist

- disdain for human rights

- identifying scapegoats

- control of mass media

- fraudulent elections

- obsession with national security

It's called fascism.

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Huffy BlackEnergy vxers cry: 'f*ck U Kaspersky', thank Cisco for 0-days

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Re: Fuck you kaspersky

endorsement surely

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Apple OSX Yosemite infested by nasty 'Rootpipe' vuln

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Re: Is this just a rootkit that requires direct computer access? Can I yawn yet?

Who said it's a rootkit? You did.

Let me spell it out: pri-vi-lege es-ca-la-tion. It's bad enough, in combination with a remote execution vuln in RandomPHPApp it means your server is botmeat.

Our Reg article does say it appears to be remotely exploitable:

"whether it's a purely-local exploit or remotely-exploitable, the advice he gives suggests the latter"

Now you may faceslap yourself.

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Me GIVE you $14 SQUILLION gadziddly-DILLION

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Re: Anti-Semitism

Oh jeez.

"DEWEY, CHEETHAM & HOWE" is a trademark of Tappet Brothers LLC. Perhaps you ought to get in contact with them at Car Talk and express your outrage.

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'Life in Mexico City is like a Simpsons episode, with worse trains'

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Re: They work 50 hours a week

50h is a big difference when compared with Sweden or other Nordics, i.e. ~37.5h per week.

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VMware's new enemy no. 1 isn't Hyper-V, it's Vladimir Putin

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Cue VMware price rise

So predictable. Price hike incoming before the end of Q1 2015.

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Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!

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Re: I think this tells us something about these companies expectations on its female staff

My thoughts exactly. It puts additional pressure on women not to take maternity leave. The peer pressure against maternity leave can be hard as it is already.

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NASTY SSL 3.0 vuln to be revealed soon – sources (Update: It's POODLE)

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Thank $deity for proprietary software

At least it's secure unlike that open source crock.

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GSMA places operators' towel on Internet of Things deckchair

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Internet of zombiethings

I've seen the future, it's an internet of zombiethings running outdated and insecure software, abandoned by vendors and neglected by owners.

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Veeam varies virty voyage with free endpoint backup tool

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Looking forward to this

Veeam is da bomb for backing up VMs. Having said that, Macrium Reflect is free and works a treat on my home PC. A comparison will be needed.

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Ingredient found in TASTY BEER is GOOD for your BRAIN

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Flavanoid

Is that the gangsta version of a flavonoid?

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'Could we please not have naked developers running around the office BEFORE 10pm?'

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Re: Questions I wished you asked...

I suspect satisfying both requirements 2 and 3 is going to be difficult, unless you want to avoid Australians by corralling them into aforementioned pubs.

Alien because they invented aussie rules football.

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Kenyan court case could sound death knell for mobile money

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sim-only deals and leadership

SIM-only deals were always the norm in mobile pioneer countries. In Finland contract phones didn't exist until 3G phones were introduced, and 2G phones still can't be sold on contract. The laws there have always been in place to ensure competition and protect the customer, so for example comparing prices and switching operators while retaining your number have been made easy.

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Indian MOM just LOVES it on Mars, tweets fave holiday snap

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Growth rate

I knew the population of India is growing rapidly, but last time I checked it was 1.2 billion. Billions of new impoverished citizens have appeared since, I presume.

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Google goes Dutch with new €600 MEELLION DC

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Schtop!

This datacenter is not ready yet!

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Scottish independence: Will it really TEAR the HEART from IT firms?

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Re: IT angle...

You're a bit late. The .SCOT TLD was launched in July.

Examples:

yes.scot

bettertogether.scot

welcome.scot

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Gaming supremo creates maps that turn real world into Sim City

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Psygnosis

Shadow of the Beast. Defining memories of my youth. Especially the music.

Amiga <3.

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Nude celeb pics wrongly blamed for DDOS at New Zealand's largest ISP

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Whose modems were they anyway

For this to be a significant issue, there must have been a large installed base of similarly vulnerable routers. Could the ISP itself be to blame for providing these to its customers, or are these commonly used modems bought by customers themselves?

Sydney Morning Herald says a few were provided by Spark but even those were "reconfigured" by the users.

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Oracle's MySQL buy a 'fiasco' says Dovecot man Mikko Linnanmäki

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Re: how is oracle hurting with mysql?

You're right that people looking for a cheap/free database backend for their blog weren't going to splurge kilobucks per year on Oracle. These people represent new entrants into the DB customer base.

There are however the 10% you refer to, old Oracle customers who've started to use MySQL, Postgres or nosql in situations where Oracle's features and support aren't required. Every MySQL installation there is a direct loss to Oracle. When making the decision between 1) paying Oracle 2) paying for "free" DB support or 3) self support the choice is less and less the first one. It's in Oracle's interest to steer MySQL development away from "enterprisey" features to shore up their market share, or at least sell those features at a premium.

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Video: Dyson unveils ROBOTIC TANK that hoovers while you're out

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Re: Dyson deleted my comments

The tech looks promising. The 1990s called and want their website back, though. That hurt my eyes.

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Re: the machine also comes with iOS and Android apps

It's inevitable.

Is there an Internet Rule for everything getting hacked?

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Don't buy that phone! It ATTRACTS CRIMINALS, UK.gov will tell people

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And meanwhile in the real world

It only works if the risk of getting caught is high. Police are so swamped they don't have the time to follow up every phone, bicycle or laptop theft.

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LOHAN packs bags for SPACEPORT AMERICA!

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Goodbye bureaucracy

Hello civil lawsuits.

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ALIEN BODY FOUND ON MARS: Curiosity rover snaps extraterrestrial

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Re: Point of Order

The parent word terrestrial, and grandparent terra also refer to land generically as well as planet Earth.

eg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_terrae_on_Mars

So while you're right, I'd assert that "extraterrestrial" has come to mean specifically outside our planet only because the scope of human experience and by extension, thinking, is so narrow. If humans ever come to inhabit multiple planets I doubt we'd refer our Martian cousins as extraterrestrials. Extratellurians would be more appropriate.

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Listen: WORST EVER customer service call – Comcast is 'very embarrassed'

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I can't understand how this can even be legal. "You can't talk to the guy who'll try to refuse to end our business relationship, so we'll keep billing you and send the repo man for you." Fucking fucks.

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@Six

This is how it works in northern European countries too. We have in common with Ireland the fact that we're pretty small, I guess that plays a part. The system has been set up to foster competition and protect the customer.

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Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files

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Re: Double standards

Manor of batshit craziness - is that where Hugh Hefner lives?

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Drone's drug airdrop mission ends in failure for Irish prisoners

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Re: Has to be said..

They lost the drugs because they didn't loose them from above.

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'World’s dumbest' suspect collared in Facebook sting

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Re: definition requested

Not to be confused with "Glocked".

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Re: (Up to) 10 years...

Hence the US prison population crisis.

"While rates of violent crimes has fallen by 25 percent over the last 20 years, prison population has tripled. Overall, the U.S. imprisons more people than any other nation. Second is China, with 1.5 million people in behind bars.

While there appears a public need to make sure people are punished for crimes, the financial cost to incarcerate are staggering. Morenoff estimates that it costs $25,000-$30,000 per year (in public money) to incarcerate each prisoner. That cost increases significantly with older prisoners and those who need medical care.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news126279826.html#jCp"

Also:

http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2013/08/economist-explains-8

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_incarceration_rate

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Kim Dotcom: You give me proof of govt corruption in my case, I give you MEELLIONS

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Re: UKIP ranter I expect

You might have had a point, but it was lost somewhere in the midst of manic ranting and ugly ad hominems. Talk about pots and kettles. ^^

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