Re: Court ruling
>...but can force you to provide a finger.
Oh, they won't need to force me, I'll be offering it. ;)
867 posts • joined 1 May 2008
>...but can force you to provide a finger.
Oh, they won't need to force me, I'll be offering it. ;)
UAVbuntu 15.01 Pesky Predator, to be followed by 15.08 Rambunctious Reaper.
Just wondering on your first point: is there any way to make the shebang discriminate in favour of "true" /bin/sh, as opposed to (as is usually the case these days) a symlink to /bin/bash? Does bash have an "act like plain sh" switch, for example? Or must a portable script simply include this test explicitly?
Further, how to ensure no aliases are in effect?
Lastly, is scope actually OK in sh? Would ne interested to hear how shells differ here.
That's surprising, I had a similar revelation last year and they were happy to move me to the same-priced business tariff.
Of course, it may have helped that I was letting them sell me a phone line at the same time...
I've got a bit of a thing for the old brigade: I joined Demon mid-noughties when jumping ship from Pipex (who'd just been headcrabbed by the truly execrable Tiscali). Still with'em today, mainly due to the fact that successive owners have been fairly hands-off so there's still some sensible/ethical governance going on.
That said, yesterday wasn't the first or even the third time they've dropped multiple connections first thing in the morning (they're ISP for home and office, and both went down simultaneously). Whether the same cause underlies all the incidents I don't know, but hope to find out.
Also they were spitting out lots of IWF paedofilter error pages recently (no, not for paedo-centric pages, I checked using Google DNS lol) which makes me wonder if they're gearing up to implement the Mumsnet filter. If that happens, off to A&A it may well have to be.
Uh... Wut? [That's to the OP, not amfM1 for once]
My answer's A followed swiftly by B, because A doesn't take that long: If I refuse to do B, then I expect they'll bally well court-martial and/or shoot me for deserting, the rotters. Unless I'm not actually an airman, in which case maybe A but probably not B.
Also, how do you throttle a march? Especially when you're already carrying a pick and a shovel?
As for this "Beast" of yours (assuming that means global terrorism and not David Cameron; you're not entirely clear here), what on earth convinces you that it has only one head? To whom, then, does it belong? Ask anyone in mid-September 2001 and they might well answer Bin Laden; yet it took over a decade to decapitate, and even more strangely, the Beast still seems to be alive and kicking, running around knocking things over in fact. Is this Beast like a very tough chicken? Inquiring minds want to know!
To be honest, I just re-read your whole post again, and I'm still not quite sure whether you're bitching at ter'rists, Dave, ethical self-examination in general, Milquetoasts, the shit-scared, the security services, Hitler, or all of the above. Care to clarify? In language that focuses a bit less on making you seem well-read?
Here's one for you. You're George W Bush, reading a storybook to some children in September 2001. An aide whispers in your ear that a bunch of Saudis just fucked with your country, because they weren't happy about you and your predecessors fucking with theirs, or others a similar distance away. Do you:
A) Immediately up the level of other-country-fucking-with in response, because that'll work;
B) Prepare to make an unpopular but honest admission that though their methods were abhorrent (and the crime will be investigated and punished per civilian law), they have a point, and it's time to stop being the world's corrupt policeman already, because it appears that's only making matters worse;
C) Continue reading the storybook, hoping an answer may be found within, followed by A because Dick, Don and Paul all think that's the best thing to do.
Nonono. Everybody DIED in Mega-City 2.Mega-City 1 nuked it, to deal with the zombies. Now everybody left lives in MC1, Texas City, Uranium City (Alaska) and, er, Cincinnati. Almost nobody works, because robots.
Do keep up ;)
Nigel Whitfield signed-off Pt.1 with the words:
[...] come back next week to read about the altogether more wholesome experiences of Lucy Orr.
If that's what he was told at the time, I imagine he felt as misled as I did when (if) he read Pt.2! (I think Nige needs to get out more.)
And it doesn't end there; you could not stable these two articles together without one of them's bum sticking out of the skylight!
Pt.1: Apps, apps, apps, etiquette, apps, meeting IRL (sans meaningful words thereupon).
Pt.2: Apps, ... oh bugger, Nige said most of what needed saying about the apps, er ... etiquette, expectations, meeting IRL (deluxe version).
Would have worked much better as a single article on the apps, plus twinned articles on the human/IRL factors.
>It's so attractive that I bought it jewellery.
Members of wheel can't modify sudoers on my systems, is that normal?
I'm not certain, but anecdotally its main functions on my machine appear to be making user mounts an utter crap-shoot from one "upgrade" to the next, and ensuring that I have to enter my root password and wifi passphrase at least three times each whenever the signal hiccups.
>If it's miscreants (not from an Agency), the penalties could be severe for the leaker.
BradleyChelsea Manning might disagree with that comparative assessment...
Upped for the squirrel reference, made me laugh liquids out my nose all over again recalling that :)
You've just reminded me of that other favourite, squeezing the end credits of a film/programme into half the screen and blabbing over them about the next show or some inane phone-in compo. Always feel that's the height of rudeness to the creditees (and whoever did the music score!).
NURSE! MY PILLS, QUICKLY!
>take away all the TV programmes made for "regular TV" and there'd be nothing to watch on Netflix.
That's less true by the day. The recent House of Cards remake was commissioned by and aired exclusively on Netflix, and I gather that did reasonably good business (especially on Capitol Hill, indeed). They and
LoveFilmAmazon are commissioning lots of original content now.
The Google cache is 404ing now, and archive.org is down entirely! (OK, they say a storm took out power to their datacentre, but that's a convenient cover-story for "massive ongoing DDoS" if ever I heard one)
Dude, how powerful are these guys?
>We all know that when Fiznab the Sorcerer is told something by the DM and [...]
No. No, we do not.
>"What is actually running such an up to date kernel?"
>Competition is the universe's only way to get rid of the crud.
>(This is why
people designers tend to design ways to get rid of competition.)
>Those aren't REAL Linux users. He's referring to the 2 veteran sysadmins who bothered to try the bleeding edge crap at all. ;)
"Veteran sysadmins" don't go anywhere near the bleeding-edge if they can help it. At least, those who started Devuan don't (your term is exactly how they style themselves).
>Mint says 'yes'. Gentoo and Debian say 'no'.
Oh god, so true. I started learning coding the day I went from Mandrake (think Mint of its day, young'uns) to Gentoo. I just didn't quite realise it until a couple of years later.
"A lot of crap" including an explosion on takeoff, a crashed spaceplane and the first fatality in the field since Columbia: what's a bad few months like?
Just Sagan ... er, sayin'.
Ooh, bet you're fun at parties.
I, for one, was wondering the same thing, so I'm glad the OP asked, because the result is that another commentard has actually answered it for me, right here, which saved me having to research it, however minor an effort that might be. (So thanks also to the answerer.)
Also, I don't get the impression this was intended, but it serves as a bit of deserved public shaming for someone who DID do something wrong, namely the author who omitted the appropriate background information from the article (or the sub-editor who dropped a paragraph that explained that bit, but left the hanging mention of Iomega).
I guess I kinda just advocated being an elitist prick there, so I'll go easy on you, but you might try thinking outside your own bubble when choosing your targets.
. . . I think this is
. . . the best you're going to get
. . . (without a badge, anyway).
I haven't even read all of your post yet, but I'm giving you an instant uppy for the ten-dollar word "disintermediates".
>Systemd has also made me consider trying BDSM
I'm starting to think systemd is BDSM.
>In what sense does Gentoo provide more choice than Debian? They both allow users to run systemd, sysvinit or upstart as the init system(*)
>(* I think Gentoo also allows OpenRC)
Nope. Gentoo uses sysvinit and openrc (lest we forget, init and rc are, historically, complementary but separate components). AFAIK they are both part of the base system. What has now changed is that systemd is supported (via a USE flag), but it is not and is unlikely to become the default, given that openrc is largely a Gentoo project (and regular polls in the forums have swung overwhelmingly against systemd).
Upstart? Not packaged (although I see it can be installed via the "chromiumos" overlay, lol).
So Gentoo's actually less "all things to all men" in this regard. More pragmatic though, I think.
Oh, I thought it was a play on "/dev/one", which any true greybeard will tell you is a glaring omission from the Linux kernel (I tried to get it in, but I wasn't the first and I doubt I'll be the last ;) ).
Ehhh... I'm guessing he meant "Devuan"?
Oh bugger: (
So leaving liability aside, have I been at just as much risk in technical terms?
When I book train tickets online, I usually opt to pick them up from a kiosk at the station (think you can also buy tickets on the same kiosk, but not 100% sure on that).
I insert my card when collecting, but only to validate that I'm the cardholder (no PIN required, just a reference for the online transaction).
Would I still be at risk? (My gut says not to risk it anyway, but I've been doing this for a while so would be good to know.)
I see no reason why not. I've currently got VM cable just for the telly, plus a BT line (that I had to get re-enabled) for DSL with my preferred ISP, Demon. No way was I getting VM as ISP after their Phorm naughtiness, though the combo deal would have been a lot cheaper.
Unfortunately, Demon are currently owned by ... Vodafone.
That is all.
Maybe worth mentioning that the Logitech Media Server (nee too many names to mention) does output a generic mp3 stream on port 9000/stream.mp3, so a great many clients can digest that without issues as long as you have a controller (which is a free in-house app for Android at least). "JUST PLAYER" (I'm not shouting, that's how it's named) is one I use on my droid for this purpose as it runs happily in the background so I can keep the Controller app in foreground.
Also, just to join the chorus, fuck Logitech.
>Is the glimpsed species good at sucking knob? Perhaps it evolved from the fleshlight.
I take it, then, that you haven't seen the "Special Edition" (read: wanked all over with CGI) versions of the originals then?
I would not in good conscience advise you to remedy that, but yeah, she's not new. I think she was the centerpiece of Jabba's floor show, duetting with some kind of half-Ewok, half-Brian Blessed dude. Or was the whole thing a fever dream...?
As for where her skills lie (apart from singing, of course), you're probably wise to keep it "upstairs" as her camel toe looked about a foot wide.
>As a part-time OCD-er ...
I'm pretty sure that's not a thing.
>I have this vague recollection of Jeter talking to PKD about DADoES
Wouldn't he have been better talking to B&Q about those? Could have helped with his SKiRTING BOaRDS too...
Some shit may have hit the fan, but Tinder is still afloat isn't it? (If it isn't, no need to read on.)
My thought is I do wonder whether the two firms don't have "backers" in common, who could (entirely hypothetically) have orchestrated the whole thing? After all, contemporary morality being what it is, to make the big bucks it's best to run the church AND the whorehouse ...
>Seeing that their "work" doesn't accomplish any useful to society…
Seeing as you are the final arbiter of such things, how's about a few more examples of professions that you consider worthless to "society"? This should be good.
Oh, and you'll be sure to tell us all what YOU do to advance the human race, won't you?
Please tell me you just mean her ashes... O_o
That really is pretty unforgivable. Who is "Team Register "anyway, the YTS kid?
Excellent! I hope you thanked them for their foresight :)
****** Francis *******, brother of **** Augustine ******.
[parents atheist, grandparents very much the opposite]
>[...]it's mostly the sort of stuff you see on banner ads in the dodgier areas of the internet.
From the fact that you're actually seeing the ads on FB, we can conclude that you don't use AdBlock. (You could be making an ethical exception for FB, as we all do for El Reg of course, but given your apparent disdain for them this seems unlikely.)
From that, I may tentatively infer that you don't use Ghostery either (or other means to thwart the colossal amount of tracking and profiling you're subjected to on the majority of the Web at large).
Iff we believe that all this profiling actually works (OK, this is the weak point in the logic, as I'm sure I will presently be informed via a litany of tedious anecdotes), then I may be so bold as to redraft the above passage for you:
>[...]it's mostly the sort of stuff
you I see on banner ads in the dodgier areas of the internet.
>I stopped watching TV after the OJ trial, looks like the correct decision.
Think the Brown and Goldman families might disagree with you there ...
You forgot "doing hard sums", he gets a lotta mileage out of that one.
Open up the server code so we don't have to park our data at your place, then we'll talk.
...by the Sams. Their heart is undoubtedly in the right place, but this is really a bad plan. I smell whalesong and joss-sticks.
I've lost someone to suicide, and asked myself (still do) whether more could have been done, more attention could have been paid. But for that to have even been possible in the context of this app, I'd have had to have suspected severe depression in the subject to begin with, which nobody did (sadly often the way).
If you suspect someone is going down that path, just fucking talk to them. As much as you can. Do your best to convince them you're not doing so out of social obligation. And get ready for them not believing you and doing it anyway. But as I said, this is largely academic, because, statistically, you won't even suspect it.
Yup, some screaming errors re exit nodes. It's not a very useful article on a subject like this if it misinforms this badly; in fact, it could be downright ruinous if taken as gospel. NOT going to be making a bee-line for the follow-up article if this is the standard.
FFS, don't get him started on the length of his post!