* Posts by Rick Giles

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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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Linux systemd dev says open source is 'SICK', kernel community 'awful'

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Can you imagine

"Lack of knowledge isn't the holdback with Linux, in my case, it was the behavior of the support."

Can you imagine the brow beating you would get from a M$ support person if you weren't paying for it?

I love how someone can take the experience of one or two bad apples and blame the whole bushel. Just tell them that their mom will kick them out of the basement if they don't behave.

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SMASH the Bash bug! Apple and Red Hat scramble for patch batches

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Re: Because the flaws were very different

""No, be smart, disclose it on a Friday night, so a lot of systems that aren't managed 24x7 risk to be left unpatched for two days"

What two days do you speak of? Saturday and Sunday? You get those off? Oh, you must be one of those 8 - 5, M - F admins that I hear about occasionally.

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Atlas plugged: Facebook hooks ads to profiles, smears 'em over the web

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Re: Thank gawd/ess ...

"[1] That's "Internet Protocol", not "Intellectual Property", if you are in management or marketing or otherwise technologically impaired."

Aren't management and marketing synonyms for 'technologically impaired'?

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Re: Easy fix for this malarky...

Ghostery, Ad Block Plus, No Script, and I huge black hole list on my DNS server. It's not just for Ads either, it's to cut down on the bandwidth usage.

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spɹɐʍʞɔɐB writing is spammers' new mail filter avoidance trick

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Re: Odd...

"I fail to see why rendering HTML in an email client is any more stupid than rendering HTML in a web browser"

It's easier to get folks to click on a link in an email which makes spreading nasties around.

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Re: That's not backwards..

That's no moon...

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Odd...

I don't see any backwards text. It only shows up as EEEB with some weird accent marks above the E's.

Plus, don't use an email program that renders HTML. That's probably the second most stupid thing you can do (with running Windows as the first).

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Hackers pop Brazil newspaper to root home routers

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Java as a crutch

"Concerned users should disable JavaScript and play options for browser objects..."

I have No Script, AdBlock Plus an Ghostery in Firefox and just about every web page I go to either bitches about the ABP or the Java needs to be enabled. Can't go anywere on the web anymore without running into the Java crutch.

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You can thank Brit funnyman John Oliver for fixing US broadband policy, beams Netflix

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Correct me if I'm wrong...

"ISPs and internet backbone providers argue large websites, such as Netflix, that make heavy use of the underlying network should pay towards the deployment and improvement of the web's infrastructure."

Isn't that what we pay a monthly fee for?

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NASA finds ancient films that extend Arctic ice record by 15 years

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Re: And yet...

Don't get me wrong. I do think that we should all be good stewards. We all can't be granola eating, hemp wearing, non-bathing hippies. I guess I could have just said Democrats...

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And yet...

Al Gore is still a total idiot waving the Global Warming flag...

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If you think 3D printing is just firing blanks, just you wait

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How's about

Thrusting my hands in the air, I shouted: “Don’t shoot me!”

Okay, but a thorough ass kicking is probably in order. You might be guilty by association with Piers Morgan just by being a Brit.

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CNN 'tech analyst' on NAKED CELEBS: WHO IS this mystery '4chan' PERSON?

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Re: Journalistic Integruhty

So, people that break into safes are safehackers?

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Re: The other trick that stumps all hackers

Icon says it all...

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Re: Typical CNN-level broadcast

"Cut the chap some slack. He might have been a taxi driver who was mistaken for a technology expert."

I doubt that. Even a taxi driver knows more than the tw@'s at CNN.

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Re: "We've all done these things"

I propose that we all get naked.

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Journalistic Integruhty

The thing that tickles me shitless is that they still call people that break into systems for nefarious purposes 'hackers' when the term they need to use is 'cracker'. Once they use the H word, I have to move on to the next thing because I know that the rest is just hot air.

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"CNN is nothing more than airport lounge music."

For tone deaf people...

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BOFH: The Great Backup BACKDOWN

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@ Generic User Re: responsibility

Wow... If we tried to put a quota like that on the users network folder, there would be a riot!

-- Mines the one with the pitch fork and torch repellant...

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Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

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"Anyone who thinks Thunderbird is an option has never truly USED Outlook. It's very polished and very extensible with a full API."

You can polish a turd AND call it Outlook...

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You got the "piece" part correct anyways...

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Re: I smell a shill

"...it took over a decade to only move 80%..."

Ah, the old tired adage, or should I say FUD, used by all the MS shill/Fanbois/Wintards.

Of course it took time you moron. They first had to consolidate all their disparate IT camps that were using a Wintel environment and then move forward with a migration. Gov is about as maneuverable as an aircraft carrier. It takes time to turn.

As for the real world, most of it is locked into Microsofts crack, er, licensing.

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