* Posts by Rick Giles

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Comcast flees $45bn monster-merger with Time Warner Cable

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And yet, I'm stuck with the Bastards

Comcast that is.

We did have TWC in Memphis until about 2007(?) and Comcast cam in and screwed it all up.

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Ubuntu 15.04 to bring 'Vivid' updates for cloud, devices this week

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Re: Say no to crack

systemd is a fad and they will drop it in Linux kernel 5.0

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Struggling through the Crystal Maze in our hunt for a spare CAT5

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Office moves have an ulterior motive

They do office moves at the company we maintain the IT infrastructure for so that the cubicle surfaces get cleaned at least once a year.

That's my theory anyway. Can't really see a productivity increase after the move.

Mines the one with the doctors note excusing me from manual labor due to a "bad back"...

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Microsoft RE-BORKS Windows 7 patch after reboot loop horror

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Re: No issues here...

No, I don't dual boot. Why would I want to torture myself like that?

IF I need Windows, I use the work laptop and then, I swap out the HDD with a plain Jane install of 'dows on it because of all the restrictions those tw@'s put on tier implementation.

Otherwise, it's ran virtual.

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No issues here...

Oh, wait... This isn't Windohs...

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GitHub jammed by injected JavaScript, servers whacked by DDoS

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Can I?

Charge China for my bandwidth usage since Comcrap has me under a cap?

That is, providing that I've been hit?

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What are they going to do?

When the Freedom Box lands?

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No Script

TH\his is another reason to use no script. And maybe uninstall Java...

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Bye bye, booth babes. IT security catwalk RSA nixes sexy outfits

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There are some things...

that happen in the CEO's office that shouldn't be allowed on the showroom floor either...

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BBC gives naked computers to kids (hmm, code for something?)

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I welcome...

Our (pre)pubescent coding overloards.

Now I think about it, that sounds creepy...

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And the buggiest OS provider award goes to ... APPLE?

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Re: I don't understand reporting these stats...

"but those flaws then often go on to compromise the underlying OS."

That's like blaming Ford or Chevy when your crown air freshener stops working or flies out of the back window and hits you in the head during a sudden stop.

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Now with Grunt and Gulp: Cross-platform ASP.NET in new Visual Studio 2015 preview

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Re: Crap in - Crap out

Yes they are stupid. Stupid for paying MS for their license bullying.

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Re: Crap in - Crap out

"I know - and there was me thinking the entire business and gaming world ran on it. Whatever was I thinking."

Only because the Great Unwashed are to fecking stupid to demand better.

Games? Those are for consoles.

Besides, Linux has games and getting more by the day.

The tide is turning.

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Crap in - Crap out

MS's shit is still shit.

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Brit Sci-Fi author Alastair Reynolds says MS Word 'drives me to distraction'

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What's wrong with .TXT?

Seriosly, as long as you can read it, why the hell do you need all of the MS bullshit?

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Now Samsung's spying smart TVs insert ADS in YOUR OWN movies

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Fucking ads...

Between ABP, NoScript, Ghostery and running my on private DNS at home with a blackhole list a mile long for everything either ad related or googley-tracking I hate like hell to be off my network, or worse yet, on someone else PC and have to close a thousand pop-ups and see annoying ads on youtube and the like.

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SPITTLE SPATTER as America weighs into FCC net neut shoutgasm

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They provid health care now

So why doesn't Obummer just make the Gov and ISP?

It could be managed by the Communications and Information Alliance along with the Network and Systems Administrators.

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Who's come to fix your broadband? It may be a Fed in disguise. Without a search warrant

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Simple solution

Any one that you don't know must sign an affidavit to the effect that they are who they say they are and if it turns out they are not, bring them up on criminal charges. Starting with trespassing, but this would only apply to your personal property (house/business).

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Bankruptcy could see RadioShack close doors for good – report

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Re: "If only there was a great, sane and helpful place around me for my local gadgetry needs"

"I know Americans don't get irony, but when you moan about the 1%, you do realise you are the 1%, right?"

It's all perspective. Our 1% is different from yours (if you aren't in the US). And that being the case, it's all the third world to us.

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Drunk on Friday night? Then YOU probably DIDN'T spot Facebook's privacy tweak

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Re: Please, do explain

"It's a woman who has just found your secret porn stash and is holding it in her hands and with that disapproving look, she doesn't look best pleased..."

If your woman is doing her job, you don't need porn.

Just sayin'.

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'YOUTUBE is EVIL': Somebody had a tape running, Google...

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The Who said it best...

"Say hello to the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss"

This shit needs to end now.

I refuse to use Google and their services and it galls me when I see all the Google tools that Ghostery and NoScript block when I go to a web site.

But I can't give up Youtube and I can't stand that Google owns them and jacked up my user account to try and tie it to Google+

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Another day, yet another emergency Adobe Flash patch. Because that's how we live now

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Flash is dead to me anyway

Once they said that 11.2.x was going to be the last version for Linux, they ceased to exist.

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Why Microsoft's 3D HoloLens goggles aren't for Google Glassholes

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@L05ER Re: Pay no attention to the OS behind the lenses

"windows does not need to die, it just needs the proper attention."

And by proper attention, I am assuming you mean a wipe and reload of Linux.

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Pay no attention to the OS behind the lenses

"A pair of 3D ski glasses eclipsed Windows 10 at Microsoft’s next-generation event..."

So it IS just smoke an mirrors.

I can't say that I wont end up with some poor piece of unsuspecting hardware with Windows 10 installed on it, but I can say I will actively refuse it for as long as I can. I didn't buy into the shite that Windows 8.x is and only recently have been using W7 (mostly at work).

I hope that this OS is as big a flop as Vista/W8 was/is. Microsoft really just needs to give up and make a GUI for Linux. And give it away to the general public.

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Let's be clear, everyone: DON'T BLOCK Wi-Fi, DUH – FCC official ruling

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Yes, but two can play

at this game.

Get enough people running their own deauth campaign as to make the hotels wireless useless and you'll get a riot started.

wifipineapple.com

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BOO! Grave remote-code exec flaw in GNU C Library TERRIFIES Linux

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Re: Not Again

Can I have my up vote back? I thought you were joking, but looking at the rest of the herds comments I'm beginning to think you are being serious. Gotta get my lemming on.

That, or they REALLY can't take a joke (much like Windows Fanboi's).

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Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

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Tell the truth

“Windows 10 is Microsoft’s make-or-break operating system and Microsoft needs to do everything it can to k̶i̶c̶k̶-̶s̶t̶a̶r̶t̶ ̶a̶d̶o̶p̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ guarantee dependence on its low quality drug”

There, fixed it for

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Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year

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Give up Microsoft

Stop dicking around trying to make an operating System, just build a GUI for the Linux kernel. You know you want to.

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FORCE Apple to support BlackBerry hardware, demands John Chen

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Re: Erm, wrong

I was thinking almost exactly that with Netflix and Linux. I CAN watch Netflix via an ugly hack using WINE and Silverblight (yeech).

I would prefer not to.

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Scary code of the week: Valve Steam CLEANS Linux PCs (if you're not careful)

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Yes, but...

Is there a corresponding problem for Windows? If not, can we make one? :D

Oh, wait... there is one. It's called Windows...

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Movie industry's evil plan to destroy the internet is going precisely nowhere

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They can't have it both ways

"...the legal language around telecommunications."

If ISP's fall under telecommunications, according to the MPAA, then Net Nuetrallity has won.

Some one tell the FCC and Comcrap...

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Feds finger Norks in Sony hack, Obama asks: HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE KOREA?

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Can't the NSA

just issue a command to all the Cisco routers that will cut N. Korea off from the rest of the Interwebz? Cause, you know, they have that backdoor in all USA made kit...

Mines the one with the copies of David Icke's books on tape in the pocket...

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Take off

and nuke them from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

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Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit

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Re: Zombix

Our Unix guru set it up where we had a boot and root floppy and the reset was on (if I remember correctly) a QIC-40 tape... Might have been an 80... God help me...

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Linux 'GRINCH' vuln is AWFUL. Except, er, maybe it isn't

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Me thinks

The author of the story just might be a Wintard... But I'll have to check.

Linux *will* rule the world. Someday.

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Keep your court orders to YOURSELF – human rights chief slaps US

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This is why

we need to start using mesh networks that no one controls.

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Re: @lucki bstard Gottalottaballs here...

"What happens if your brian is having a challenging day?"

Then you shouldn't be posting on the internet Mr. President...

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BOFH: Santa, bloody Santa

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I can't believe he missed this one...

"RIGHT, I AM DIRECTING YOU TO ENSURE THAT YOUR ASSISTANT GETS THIS LETTER TOMORROW."

Simon could have given it to the PFY on said tomorrow at 11:59 PM and still been within the directive.

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UK slaps 25 per cent 'Google Tax' on tech multinationals

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That's our strategy...

'that use "elaborate tax structures" to avoid paying tax'

That is the domain of Government employees and elected officials...

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Randall Munroe: The root nerd talks to The Register

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I like Randall's work

just as much as the next geek, but c'mon, 'the root nerd'?

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BOFH: Everyone deserves a little DOWNTIME

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Re: Thank you!

"chairweights"

Love it!! It fits my users to a T.

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Microsoft: It's TIME at LAST. Yes - .NET is going OPEN and X-PLATFORM

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.NET is still a thing?

I thought it had already had a well deserved agonizing death....

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I'M SO SORRY, sobs Rosetta Brit boffin in 'sexist' sexy shirt storm

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Re: World, get over yourself

"What the hell did the rest of the self righteous humourless politically correct granola eating idiots do for humanity today?"

You left out 'Godless'.

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Microsoft exams? Tough, you say? Pffft. 5-YEAR-OLD KID passes MCP test

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Proving once again

That point and click systems admining is not infact hard.

Maybe he'll learn programming next and make a virus to kill Microsft.

One can dream.

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Words to put dread in a sysadmin's heart: 'We are moving our cloud from Windows to Linux'

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Obvious choice

My advice: make your choice Linux and stick to it. - There, fixed it for you.

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UN: Fossil fuels should be TERMINATED 86 years from now

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If the Sierra Club

had been around in the beginning, they would have kicked Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden before God did...

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The NO-NAME vuln: wget mess patched without a fancy brand

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I use a wget script....

To grab MP3's from PodioBooks.com

Gotta go fix some things now.

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Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next

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Re: Meanwhile inside the office...

What is an "assault" rifle? Is that the same as an assault hammer? Assault speargun? Assault 2x4?

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