* Posts by Rick Giles

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Dell: How to kill that web security hole we put in your laptops, PCs

Rick Giles
Linux

Re: SOP when buying new laptop (with Windows, obviously)

1) Install Linux.

2) Go to the pub.

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Rick Giles
Trollface

And I suppose they're worse than the Demonazi party?

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Rick Giles
Linux

Re: Three Keys To Improved Computer Security.

Ctrl-alt-Dell

You can secure it in two "keys"... Install Linux

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ISIS operates a crypto help desk – report

Rick Giles
Trollface

Now, just imagine...

It being off shored to India...

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Rick Giles
Trollface

Re: "university education"

How can someone have such cognitive dissonance?

A university education + radical beliefs.

A: Religion

Acceptable answers are also A Democrat/Liberal.

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MS Future Decoded conference, or The Empire Strikes Back

Rick Giles
Linux

Lazy Corporate IT?!?

Just because it's point and click administration, doesn't make us lazy. It makes us victims to the overall "make it simple for the great unwashed" that pervades everything. Even Ubuntu desktop is suffering from that with each new release and it's enough that I really want to go back to Slackware and KDE.

I guess by this definition, the boys in Munich gov. IT aren't lazy then.

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World's most frustrating televised Linux install just got more frustrating

Rick Giles

Re: Terroirists?! @Captain DaFt

Close... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071717/

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Top cops demand access to the UK's entire web browsing history

Rick Giles
Pirate

I think that we are doing this wrong

Instead of fighting them to stop, why don't we bury them in data?

Something that visits random random websites or follows links on pages randomly. Make it not worth the governments while, like putting telemarketers on hold instead of hanging up on them.

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Strike one – First net neutrality gripe against an ISP is nixed by FCC

Rick Giles
Pirate

There is no such thing as Net Neutrality

until every home has a Wi-Fi mesh node on top of it.

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Temperature of Hell drops a few degrees – Microsoft emits SSH-for-Windows source code

Rick Giles
Linux

Re: POSIX

its permissions system (which is a Hell of a lot more powerful and manageable than the default UNIX -rwx/rwx/rwx approach)

I smell someone that can't convert Octal in their head...

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Android users left at risk... and it's not even THEIR FAULT this time!

Rick Giles
Happy

Did anyone else...

Read the sub-title as "You're LATE with those patches, mobe wankers!"

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If you wanted Windows 10, it looks like you've already installed it

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Re: I'm sorry, Windows 8 and 10 is my fault, and probably yours too.

You sir, have hit that nail squarely (and rather firmly) on the head...

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Rick Giles
Linux

Re: Optional?

Even the substantial speed improvements dx12 provides don't make it worthwhile unless you do nothing but game on your pc.

That's all that I do on my W10 system. Anything else is Linux and as soon as I can get a beefy enough rig, it will all be Linux.

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Linux kernel dev who asked Linus Torvalds to stop verbal abuse quits over verbal abuse

Rick Giles
Trollface

Do you think....

He told her to go fork her own version?

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PETA monkey selfie lawsuit threatens wildlife photography, warns snapper at heart of row

Rick Giles
Joke

Re: Ummm

Yes, they are also called Democrats.

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Rick Giles
Mushroom

…I say we take off

and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

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I was GOOGLE for a MINUTE, claims quick-witted dude

Rick Giles
Facepalm

If that were to happen to anyone else

It would be "To bad, so sad. It's not yours anymore."

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Smuggle mischievous JavaScript into WinRAR archives? Sure, why not

Rick Giles
Mushroom

Re: Dear Linux user..

..and tada! The dog is eating catfood.

But it has to have some wine to swallow the cat(Windows)food(programs)...

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Rick Giles
Trollface

Re: Dear (non) Linux user..

rather a goat than a sheep.

Don't insult the sheep by comparing them to Windows users...

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Rick Giles
Joke

People

People are stupid

When you're a sysadmin

Their faces are stupid

And won't leave you alone

My apologies to Jim Morrison...

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Rick Giles
Trollface

True, but Windows is unlikely to be infected by malware designed for linux, such as whatever infected these little beauties.

As with all tools, if you don't learn to properly use it, you are going to end up hurting/killing yourself or others.

Besides, that was Asia. Must have burnt down some phone lines an modem banks...

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Rick Giles
Linux

Re: Dear Linux user..

Why do people reply with posts like this? It's like reading an article about a cat problem, and posting just to tell people that you own a dog, and dogs don't get feline infections.

A more apt description has never been made.

Linux is loyal like a dog and can be trained.

Whereas a cat is aloof and arrogant and does what it damn well pleases. Just like Windows.

As with cats, all Windows computers should be euthanized...

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WATER SURPRISE: Liquid found on Mars, says NASA

Rick Giles
Joke

I for one

Welcome our perchlorate overlords.

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Get on with it! Uncle Sam's right-hand man schools ICANN powwow

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Re: Unprofessional. Irresponsible.

I wish I could up vote this, but this stupid app won't let me and I'm not near my laptop...

You listening El Reg? And fix the scroll on the main page of the app while your at it...

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Did you bet the farm on Amazon's cloud? Time to wean yourself off

Rick Giles
FAIL

The cloud

Is for people that can't manage a data center or hire (and retain) a knowledgeable staff.

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Nintendo to revive long-dead 'World Championships' contest

Rick Giles
Trollface

Re: Another bit of idiot naming...

It would be kinda silly to invite people from the rest of the (third) world that live in mud huts without electricity for game consoles and tele's now, wouldn't it?

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Is domain overlord ICANN the FIFA of the internet? We'll know this weekend

Rick Giles
Facepalm

@WatAWorld

A UN agency?

Are you fucking mad?

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Microsoft has developed its own Linux. Repeat. Microsoft has developed its own Linux

Rick Giles
Linux

I've said it before...

and I'll say it again.

M$ needs to quit dicking around and just make a GUI for Linux.Then maybe I'll take them seriously.

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Microsoft Edges bets on browser-only Skype

Rick Giles
Linux

I didn't know...

Skype was still a thing.

After Micro$oft bought it, I promptly uninstalled it and blocked it in DNS and the firewall.

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AWS outage knocks Amazon, Netflix, Tinder and IMDb in MEGA data collapse

Rick Giles
Pirate

This affected another site

That I won't name, but apparently the IMDb outage caused their site to drop the first episode of the ninth season of a particular BBC show I like...

I for one haven't been convinced the cloud is all they purport it to be. And this just reinforces that.

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US govt: Why we're OK with letting control of the internet slip into ICANN's hands

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FAIL

I for fucks sake

Time to step up the wireless mesh game and get all these fuckers out of my computer...

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US librarians defy cops, Feds – and switch on their Tor exit node

Rick Giles

Re: Terminator: Librarians Rising

Ook?

It's a reference to something Terry Pratchett related.

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Rick Giles
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Re: Ook!

I see what you did there...

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Rick Giles
Pint

Re: small steps towards freedom

Library announces plans to hang homebuilt clocks on the walls.

I see what you did there.

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URRGH! Evil app WATCHES YOU WATCHING PORN, snaps your grimace

Rick Giles

Re: This is what I don't get about Fandroids

And your willy's on the facebook, OMG, what will my boss say!?

I guess that depends on if it is impressive...

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Rick Giles
Linux

This is what I don't get about Fandroids (and many Linux users).

If a person downloads a dodgy bit of software from some random website, ignores the warning about downloading and running programmes from the internet, click the button to approve instalation. It Microsofts fault for allowing it to happen.

If someone downloads an app for Android, it's the users fault.

Me thinks you need an editor, or a stream of consciousness filter...

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In redneck heaven, internet outages are the American Way

Rick Giles

This isn't the first time...

this has happened. My company is in Memphis and was affected by the Comcast outage.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/04/raccoon_gunshots_downtime/

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Windows 10 now on 75 million devices, says Microsoft

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@Belardi

Up vote for the sarcasm.

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Rick Giles
Pirate

Re: Biased

If you're looking for like-minded "Win10 is the bees knees" people, try the MS forums.

Or Tech Republic... They're so far up M$ @$$ that they know how M$' lunch tastes before they do...

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Rick Giles
Linux

...windows 10 seems to just keep rolling.

I'm sure that Cpt. Edward Smith had similar thoughts.

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Rick Giles
Linux

Re: I MIGHT try Win10

...I am holding off until I am certain my old Win3.1 programs will still work.

They've all bee ported to Linux and run 1000 times better.

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Rick Giles
Mushroom

Re: It's full of stars...

Looks like the Windoze fanbois have been 'round...

I wonder how many people M$ employs to down vote and post disparaging comments about people posting disparaging comments about M$.

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Rick Giles
Linux

It's full of stars...

dear lord in heaven I did it. Several weeks ago. And it's not bad. A few weird quirks like when it goes to shut down, the display turns off but you can tell the system is still thrashing away because the HDD like is solid on for about 2 minutes.

But, it's only a games rig. I'll do all the real computing on my Linux system.

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BOFH: An architect and his own entirely avoidable downfall

Rick Giles
Pirate

Re: I wonder...

One of the partners thought that the IT department was also the janitorial staff.

Place I worked at many moons ago (VAR) tried the same shite with the hardware techs. It seems that one of the account managers didn't like us in the weekly staff meeting and convinced the owner that our time would be better spent cleaning keyboards, telephones, carpets, bathrooms, et al.

We quickly rescheduled service calls to that time and made sure that none of us were in the office on that day.

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BOFH: My diary is MINE and mine alone, you petty HR gimps

Rick Giles
Linux

I love this line...

"Back in the day - when IT required more skills than it took to use crayons - everything was done in command lines or terminal windows. Or CRT terminals."

So true. These damn kids don't know how spoon fed they are..

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BYOD? More like CYOD as companies still set the parameters

Rick Giles
FAIL

Re: Xora app user and iPhone owner

From the linked article: was fired after uninstalling an app that her employer required her to run constantly on her company issued iPhone

If the app stopped tracking at clock out, no problem. But on my own time, big problem. I can see her point.

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Even 'super hackers' leave entries in logs, so prepare to drown in data

Rick Giles
Joke

Two words...

Air Gap.

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High-heeled hacker builds pen-test kit into her skyscraper shoes

Rick Giles
Facepalm

So...

can someone tell me what the article was about? I can't seem to read past the photos...

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Microsoft: Stop using Microsoft Silverlight. (Everyone else has)

Rick Giles
FAIL

Silverblight

McAfee had been using Silverlight in the console for their Enterprise Mobility Management product prior to version 11. Once they switched to ePO it is only really called upon when you need to get to a few of the server functions that they haven't embedded in to the ePO console yet.

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Rick Giles
Trollface

Re: Try telling LightBox (Spark NZ) this!

I use Chrome, Chrome hates Silverlight..... something needs to change!

Stop giving Google your life and don't use Chrome.

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