* Posts by asdf

4958 posts • joined 7 Apr 2007

Turkey cites crypto software find in terror charges against TV crew

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>west didn't go round blowing up places for oil,

Get with the 21st century and our slow move away from fossil fuels and soon to be big move into the more valuable fresh water.

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Re: It's not just Turkey (or ham)

>maybe a dark back-alley, full of shifty deals and backstabbing...

>Now I've depressed myself...

Do what I do and remind yourself no matter how fscked up things look at least I did not have to stand in a bread line today to eat. That tends to put things especially 1st world problems in perspective.

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Re: PKK are not "Jihadists" and why is there an image of the local ISIS dance club?

Not sure but if there is it probably involves the CIA in Latin America.

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Re: EU membership? In their dreams!

At this point not even Goldman could keep a straight face telling you the Greek government is better off economically in the near future than Turkey.

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Re: PKK are not "Jihadists" and why is there an image of the local ISIS dance club?

Erdogan can't form a government to give him absolute power though if the Kurds keep getting more than %10 of the vote which it looks like his latest ass hat tactics have only reinforced. He may end up just having basically a coup and getting rid of any pretense of democracy to get what he wants.

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Re: ban mathematics...

Not to defend Turkey but they are far better in this regard than most other Muslim countries like Pakistan who in many parts have pretty much completely given up on public education and let the islamists run the schools. As far as banning the lottery wasn't the Catholic church against gambling for the longest time because it showed the concept of randomness to the laypeople? Europe was pretty backwards due to religion for the longest time as well. Eventually the Muslims will learn about the Renaissance.

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Bloke clicks GitHub 'commit' button in Visual Studio, gets slapped with $6,500 AWS bill

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Can agree with most of what you said but the AWS is a toy ruined your whole post. I am not big on it personally either but I think it would blow your mind how much of the code S&P 500 companies rely on runs on AWS.

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Re: .gitignore

@Pascal exactly well said.

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Re: GitHub is the spawn of the devil.

More of cathedral than a bazaar.

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Wikimedia sweeps shill accounts after stunt doubles, waterparks scammed

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Serious turd polishing

>attempting to rid Wikipedia of poo-polishing posts.

The most obvious major article I saw in the past was the article about Somalia (haven't checked lately). It made it seem like the "country" was soon on the path for EU membership or something instead of the textbook example of a failed state that it really is (though I guess Greece did blur that line).

Edit: Yep still horseshit. Check out this line. "According to the CIA and the Central Bank of Somalia, despite experiencing civil unrest, Somalia has maintained a healthy informal economy, "

Yeah where else can you hire real life pirates and hitmen for bags of grain.

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US to stage F-35-versus-Warthog bake-off in 2018

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Re: @LDS -- versus?

Sorry didn't mean to imply everyone is actually infantry but marines really glorify that role and encourage even POGs to think in those terms is what I mean to say.

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Re: @LDS -- versus?

>Ever wonder why much of the Marines air wings are for CAS?

Not at all. My understanding has always been that in the Marines everyone including the generals (Marine buddy told story of a 50+ year old Marine general leading him and 7000 other men under his command on a run one day) is expected to be a grunt and your specialty is extra on top of that to support that.

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Re: Well said.

> absolutely never want to run the risk of being on the receiving end on an A-10's wrath.

Don't get me wrong the A-10 is great at its job but so is the F-22 (among others) which is why the A-10 wouldn't ever be a threat to our forces (not so friendly fire aside) except in some very limited circumstance even if we did sell them. Their resistance probably has more to do with protecting the margins of their defense contractor buddies.

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Re: versus?

>War is not about the price of what you destroy, is about what happens next.

Yep spend a trillion in Iraq spend a trillion in Afghanistan and what do you get, broken 3rd world corrupt shit holes the same as it ever was except a new regime to eventually hate the west.

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Re: @LDS -- versus?

>You have to understand the AF's mentality. They're the fighter/glory guys and it's reflected in their culture and promotions. They don't like bombers, tankers, and cargo planes. Just below that on the "hate" list is nuke ICBM's.

All the more reason they should be the Army Air Corp again now we don't need the AF to deliver strategic nukes.

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Re: Lets hope it never comes to an all out war

> I think that attitude has made it more likely that we'll see that kind of all out war now than it was before the wall came down.

Funny here I thought a big reason why there was no all out war before and after the wall came down between major powers was because of nuclear weapons. It might be more likely but the only way I can see it happening at all is if some vital resource gets incredibly scarce. Fresh water perhaps but by the time that is the case war may very well be fought with drones anyway.

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Re: versus?

>The A-10 is not a plane...

>...it's a cannon with wings.

and the F35 is the world's most expensive jobs program gone horribly wrong.

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Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches

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Re: Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt

Personally I go with zfs snapshots on my BSD system but glad someone piped up with a more windows/mac like solution on Linux.

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Re: Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt

>My only hesitation is that I still don't understand the underlying functions well enough to be completely comfortable with it and couldn't fix it if I somehow broke it - like I can with Windows.

With modern Linux you shouldn't have too. You only have to take decent care of your home directories for the most part and back them up. I recommend putting them on another drive so if things do get FUBAR you can simply reinstall Linux off the DVD without worry about your home directory (other than perhaps having to tell it where home is and not to format it). I personally hate what RedHat has done to Linux (made it a windows lite non POSIX hairball) but they have made it more friendly for the windows users to migrate.

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Linux Foundation releases PARANOID internal infosec guide

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Re: OpenBSD / Laptops

Sadly it looks like the @depends on both packages (seamonkey, firefox) are largely the same including this horseshit. The @wantlibs are very similar as well. Can never get enough Pango.

@depend multimedia/gstreamer1/plugins-good,-main:gstreamer1-plugins-good-*:gstreamer1-plugins-good-1.4.5p0

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Re: OpenBSD / Laptops

I can believe that as OpenBSD uses significantly less system resources than Linux and does tend to run better on older hardware (it tends to be newer hardware the support can be missing). I just wish installing Firefox didn't bring in near as many packages as it does but this isn't the OpenBSD folks fault.

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Re: "Good security starts at the perimeter"

>By the way, when did you last patch or audit to code for that network printer of yours?

Just be careful with the settings as Nessus can fsck over printers all over your organization lol.

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Re: Hardening requirements?

The problem with OpenBSD is to use it as more than very minimal desktop you ended up bringing in so much of the same hardly audited desktop crap from Linux that your attack surface goes through the roof regardless. I love OpenBSD but lets be honest and say their hardware support can be spotty and its probably not the OS you want to be running on say a laptop (sleep functionality or 3D drivers are not always where they need to be).

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FORKING BitcoinXT: Is it really a coup or just more crypto-FUD?

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Re: What's always puzzled me is, where are the fraudsters?

@ Tim Worstal

Wow you are only a silver badge too? There goes my dreams of ever getting the gold star lol.

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Giant sea scorpion which prowled ancient oceans revealed

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Re: Seen on Primeval

>The two-part season ender featured giant scorpions.

Yes but were done as cheesy as in the original Clash of the Titans movie?

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In redneck heaven, internet outages are the American Way

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Re: Er, that's actually a South Dakota/Minnesota billboard

I have decided to take everything back and not denigrate any more another place I don't live. I am sure a lot of people in that region believe in the spirit of that sign including a certain infamous lion hunter calling it home. And you are correct yes Minnesota and South Dakota outside the cities is prairie and farmland and are different to the North Dakota badlands and the mountain states in many ways (some would say the mountain states are lot more beautiful but that would be personal opinion).

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Re: Er, that's actually a South Dakota/Minnesota billboard

Elitism aside check out suicide rates and you will find this area rates higher than just about anywhere else in the US. Has to be an awesome place to make you want to put a shotgun in your mouth.

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picture of the most interesting man in the world

I don't always test my code ... but when I do, I do it in production. Stay on-call my friends. -- Every cowboy coder ever. (Old meme but never goes out style sigh).

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Re: Er, that's actually a South Dakota/Minnesota billboard

> everything in England is less than a days drive away

The edge to massive amounts of land. We have single states where that is not even true.

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Re: Er, that's actually a South Dakota/Minnesota billboard

>you'll see it's about 2,000 miles away from the "Deep South"

Looks like we need Venn diagram to explain to the Brits that the Deep South is flyover country but not all flyover country is the deep south. The Upper West/Mountain West are their own special kind of redneck Zeitgeist captured rather well by both the films Napoleon Dynamite and Fargo.

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Vote now: Who can solve a problem like Ashley Madison?

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Re: its not about money, its about the disguises

The new one is an abomination. I like Liam Nelson but he is no George Peppard.

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its not about money, its about the disguises

"In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire The A-Team."

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Mass redundancy marathon nearly over at HP

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“These proposed changes are are part of a company wide lack of strategy going on 15 years and to give HP management the short term bonuses it bad needs”.

FIFY.

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Malware menaces poison ads as Google, Yahoo! look away

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Re: Such tech already exists

>Someone has to pick up the bill for all this lovely content written by the authors or they would starve.

Or they can do what most modern media has done and become TMZ click bait 7 reasons why Justin Beiber ass humps your mom. Cost is much lower (because no real content).

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German spies sold out citizens to the NSA in exchange for super-snoop-ware XKeyscore

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Good author too but the pro militarism was always just below the surface with that one. More of a Phillip K Dick fan.

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Win10 Insider build 10532: Avoid if you run Chrome 64-bit

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Re: Data

> At the moment, I have a server 2012R2 build that (after a lot of customisation) approximates a mixture of XP and W7. It does what I want and there is no Modern/Metro/really? in sight.

Unless you are close to retirement hang in there a little longer and the bullshit will slide your way into the enterprise space as well.

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Re: They can't even update their own Knowledge Base

>I think he was a bit red-faced on the other end.

But moved on and called you an ahole as your were the third one to call him out that day.

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Google: Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am – stuck in the middle of EU

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Re: Google's lawyers suck ass

>never had any legal standing against US corporations, only their European based subsidiaries.

Doesn't Google store most of their cash in their Irish subsidiary to avoid taxes like most US corporations (shout out to Texas Instruments for not doing so, but name says it all)?

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Re: Google's lawyers suck ass

FYI the obvious Trump supporter above does not speak for this Yank.

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Re: What...

That embedded image made me check that I still had privoxy enabled though lol.

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First pics of flagship Lumias for 18 months released … or maybe not

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Re: Why would anyone want a windows phone?

>Windows 10 is geared for spying, if these run Win 10 won't they just do the same thing?

Trolling or do you forget that %80+ of the market is using an OS built by a giant ad agency solely for spying (Android, at least once Google's services are on there).

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Re: except

@Richard - Yeah and when was the last time hardware accounted for a more than a tiny percentage of their profits? Ok maybe in the very earliest days but that is not really the company that went on to dominate PC computing that we know today.

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Re: except @asdf

>Total Xbox revenue showed a growth of 27 percent compared to the same period last year.

Just goes to show what a flop it was out of the gate. They are getting sales by reducing prices (ie margin). Revenue increasing doesn't mean profit is. One can argue its their main way of reaching millennials fine but if Microsoft spun off all their hardware into a separate company it wouldn't live on its own very long.

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Re: except

Ok I did forget about Surface Pro sales (and even then by many metrics they are just now breaking even on themselves (R&D plus marketing was massive on them) forget covering the original Surface massive failure) but still they are dwarfed by what they make on software sales. Hardware is just not in Microsoft's DNA long term.

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Intel keeps droning on, as PC sales continue to tumble

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Re: Can we stop

Perhaps but 60 million is nothing. This is not Google and Facebook throwing billions at silly crap like a VR head set designed to make you barf in it (yes new generation much better but are still going to flop).

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