* Posts by yossarianuk

474 posts • joined 3 Sep 2008

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Microsoft, IBM, Intel refuse to hand over family jewels to China

yossarianuk

Sounds like Theresa May's UK

Not too much different from this country

'As the bill was passing through Parliament, several organizations noted their alarm at section 217 which obliged ISPs, telcos and other communications providers to let the government know in advance of any new products and services being deployed and allow the government to demand "technical" changes to software and systems.'

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/30/investigatory_powers_act_backdoors/

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Linus Torvalds finds 163 reasons to wait a week for a new Linux

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Re: "we may have to do without Linux 4.10 until March 2017"

There are the LTS branches also..

https://www.linux.com/news/44-linux-kernel-long-term-support-release-now-available

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Microsoft's 'Samaritan' refuses help to hackers doing Win 10 recon

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Re: That's nice

There are plenty of people like this.

They generally work on Linux/opensource projects however.

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UK's new Snoopers' Charter just passed an encryption backdoor law by the backdoor

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Re: GYO

I didn't think we were talking about weed?

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What about HMRC, DWP, the food standards agency, the environment agency, the NHS and various other organisations?

Do we pay them so they can monitor everyone's browsing history ?

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Re: Canaries

Even the Stasi didn't spy on everyone.

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Re: Food Standards Agency given power to read everyone's browsing history

But the food standard agency really do have access to your browsing history now.

I miss your point.

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Re: This is the last backdoor

Before the Blair government

You used to get naked 16 yr olds in tabloids regularly, the Sundam Sport has a countdown to Linsey Dawn McKenzie's 16th birthday when she was 15, when the countdown was over they showed her tits.

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Re: Open source

> they could ask a UK based company to modify the ones distributed not to match the source but that might get caught.

They would do, the md5sum would be different, many package managers using gpg signatures (yum, apt, pacman) would not even allow you to install the package unless forced.

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Open source

How can they force open source protocols to code to make it easier for the UK government to spy on its citizens?

Take Tor for example

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Emulating x86: Microsoft builds granny flat into Windows 10

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However on Linux..

On linux however most opensource packages have been ported to the ARM repos for major distros, there are 50 000 freely available for Ubuntu ARM for example.

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New Ransoc extortionists hunt for actual child abuse material

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Re: Just when you thought they couldn't sink any lower.

However if it is just searching for strings in file names there are going to be many false positives.

An e-book of the book Lolita for example

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Microsoft: We're hiking UK cloud prices 22%. Stop whining – it's the Brexit

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Re: UK is doomed!!!

Me too.

However the fact that police, schools, hospitals, councils, etc use Windows means the taxpayer will pay more of our tax on Microsoft.

Migration to Linux for all public services would saves money over years, decades.

Yes there would be a need to re-write apps (using open standards so we're never in the position of having to stick to an EOL OS to run in the future) and re-training but give it a decade or so and we would be saving money (whilst probably having a more efficient/secure system), it would mean not having to upgrade hardware in order to run the latest Windows (which the tax payer will be forking out for WinXP/7 -> Win10 upgrades) and has the added bonus of taxpayers money being used for the public good - the improvement of technology for everyone.

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Human rights orgs take Five Eyes nations to court

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Re: People in other countries should sue the US government

And our government..

GHCQ has even less respect for privacy, a human right (until Theresa May takes our basic human rights way.), with Tempora they hover up everything coming over the transatlantic 'tubes'

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Blackhat wannabes proffer probably bogus Linux scamsomware

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Re: Two words

Or even better - Ossec.

Like fail2ban but works on multiple sevices, i.e postfix, apache (for site login), etc as well as ssh.

Also has more IPS features, remote syslogging and interrogatory checking .

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L0phtCrack's back! Crack hack app whacks Windows 10 trash hashes

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Re: Did anyone else read "NSA recommended"...

They are in many ways (along with GHCQ).

However don't forget they use Linux themselves along with SELINUX

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BBC vans are coming for you

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Obvious solution

The obvious solution will be for the government to give access to the 'internet record' stored under the investigatory powers bill so auntie can see exactly what (non vpn/tor, etc) users are up to.

After all what's one extra organisation given the amount of bodies that will also be able to access the data (with no warrant needed)

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London's Met Police has missed the Windows XP escape deadline

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Re: What to do

Another reason to migrate to Linux.

Any costs involved would be offset my money saved over decades,

They could easily run a low resource desktop on XP hardware without having to upgrade also (saving the taxpayer even more money)

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update is borking boxen everywhere

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Re: What is it with Windows and MacOs

This is why you should try Linux out.

You have Windows10/Mac like desktops (Gnome3/Unity) if you want, but you also have actual real desktops you can do work with such as KDE (i'd recommend this), cinnamon (XP like), Budgie (nice and minimal)

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Surely easy to fix...

Can't you just load a live CD and recover your OS from there ?

Or enable boot messages in grub so you can actually see what your computer is doing ?

Oh, no of course not its an OS where ultimately you cannot control unlike say Linux.

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Classic Shell, Audacity downloads infected with retro MBR nuke nasty

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Re: Yes, the Linux repositories are safer. Sigh.

Not more (validated) opensource available,

Linux audacity seems to have a fair amount of plugins, its lacking some VST plugin's sure, however has plenty.

Also using the jack plugin in Linux with a realtime kernel gets you as close to 0 latency as possible, something Windows cannot really do (using software alone)

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Re: More reason to use Linux

Can Microsoft really put GPL applications in their 'windows store' without breaking the GPL ?

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More reason to use Linux

Installing Audacity on Linux is genrally done via a centralised package manager where it is far far far harder for an attacker to upload a malware version - you are much safer that finding the same software on Windows.

Opensource of windows involves visiting random sites, which often have about 20 different download links (most are not real download buttons but just a link to another random advert).

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Heart Internet goes TITSUP again

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Windows

Note, it was a Windows based service that was down for so long.

Pretty sure if the underlying OS was a sane one it would never have been offline for that time.

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Meet Riffle, the next-gen anonymity network that hopes to trounce Tor

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Useful for ms May

Good timing !

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Microsoft waltzes users through Azure by killing VM conversion tool

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KVM

Whereas KVM can convert from/to pretty much any format you wish.

Nice being in control.

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Microsoft has crafted a switch OS on Debian Linux. Repeat, a switch OS on Debian Linux

yossarianuk

Re: The Spring of Free Love

I wonder if it will end up like the Arab spring ?

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Solus: A welcome ground-up break from the Linux herd

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Screen locking broken in v1.1

There is a lot of good things about Solus.

Its fast/ low bloat, boots quickly, desktop responds quickly and looks nice, I am usually a KDE user though and I found myself missing various feature i'm used to.

The package manager is NOT slow whoever said that, it seems faster than apt/dnf/zypper.

One issue however is screen locking is currently broken and there is no pre setup screen lock combo...

Also (and its not their fault) I cannot use sonicwall VPN client on it due to missing route command (in favour of the ip command) - this is the issue with non opensource VPN clients really.

Overall I would say its a nice desktop, that actually (as they state) focuses on desktops, not mutant tablet nightmare systems (like Gnome + Unity).

KDE is still going to be my main work driver, however I am going to run this @ home for the next few months at least and so far really liking it.

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Ducks, Lord of the Rings, movies and maths: The GCHQ Xmas puzzle solutions revealed

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Re: Get on with your job.

I'd prefer they kept on doing silly puzzles that 'their job; which by all accounts is to spy on us all and subvert democracy.

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Per-core licences coming to Windows Server and System Center 2016

yossarianuk

Re: Oh Joy!

Or just use Linux.

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Microsoft now awfully pushy with Windows 10 on Win 7, 8 PCs – Reg readers hit back

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Or a tool here

www.distrowatch.org

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BBC bypasses Linux kernel to make streaming videos flow

yossarianuk

Re: This is why I love the bbc

Try get_iplayer - it has the PVR GUI and and is a far better interface (far quicker) than any official iplayer app.

Added bonus is you get to keep any tv/radio programme forever.

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PGP Zimmermann: 'You want privacy? Well privacy costs MONEY'

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I'm sure the fact we're a monarchy is a factor.

i.e - us plebs do not expect rights, we are after all mere subjects.

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Linux 4.2 release 'possible' for next week, if Linus feels good

yossarianuk

Re: Geez.

Its better to release a product because Linus 'feels like it' and wants it to be in a usable state.

Rather than rush a shit, buggy, unfinished product because of shareholder pressure.

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Microsoft vacates moral high ground for the data slurpers' cesspit

yossarianuk

Re: Instructions on how to increase privacy in Windows 10

Also here (apart from Ubuntu)

distrowatch.org

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Linus Torvalds warns he's in no mood to be polite as Linux 4.2 drags

yossarianuk

Aside from the desktop that task has already been done.

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Dumb MongoDB admins spew 600 TERABYTES of unauthenticated data

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Firewall ?

Wouldn't the most simple of iptables rules prevent the issue also?

No authentication though - surely there is no excuse ?

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Future Range Rovers will report pot-holes directly to councils

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Will they report the presence of pot to the police ?

How long until car spyware automatically reports the presence of drugs to the local plod I wonder?

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Cops turn Download Festival into an ORWELLIAN SPY PARADISE

yossarianuk

Re: So Download Festival are trying to go bankrupt?

The same reason people voted Tory - idiocy/ignorance of reality.

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VMware's growth plans are ripening nicely

yossarianuk

Real men use KVM

KVM is more flexible, more lightweight, less cost and works 100% with Linux desktops (no missing Vsphere clients).

Things that cost £1000's come free with KVM/Ovirt, etc

Vmware is like Windows, it got there first, it does not make it better.

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VMware seeks patent for VD-eye-tracking tech

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Vmware = Windowscentric

Winners use KVM.

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Locally Integrated Menus back on Vivid Vervet’s menu

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Kubuntu 15.04 (Plasma 5.x) is far better

Currently running Kubuntu 15.04 for both home and work systems.

Plasma 5.x is really nice, faster than KDE4.x (kwin memory reduced by 1/3), looks nice and has most of the features/addons from the kde 4.x - it is however currently missing the weather plasmoid.

KDE unlike Gnome 3.x and Unity is an actual 'Desktop', not some mutant tablet/desktop excuse - one you can actually work with,

After a few days using plasma 5 I would not want to go back to Kde 4.x,

I am dual booting my work laptop with Windows 8.1 - Plasma 5.x is by far faster, more elegant and more useful than Windows 8.1 - nearly every task can be done faster in Kubuntu.

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Microsoft update mayhem delays German basketball game, costs team dear

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Linux

No Linux OS I know of randomly installs updates and reboots your machine in the middle of a working day.

With Linux you install updates *then* reboot, with windows you install updates reboot - it installs more updates whilst shutting down and starting up (whoever thought that was a good idea?)

With Linux 4.x you will not have to reboot at all soon for ANY updates...

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Apple boots Windows 7 out of Boot Camp

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Meanwhile in the Linux world (rEFInd) as usual you get choice !

More reason to stick with Linux.

Choice of what OS's you can boot with rEFInd (similar to boot camp but the user can actually control it), choice of desktops, choice of distros.

I could never imagine running Windows where I was forced to use 1 desktop, that's 'communism' eh Mr Ballmer ?

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US threatened Berlin with intel blackout over Snowden asylum: report

yossarianuk

Re: And the W10 Trojan Horse

Stallman's going to go nuts.

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After months of teasing, VMware finally allows us all the joy of six

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Vmware is like Windows

Seeing as you get better IOOP's and more flexibility with KVM why do the masses use VMware - which has less features and still to this day involves being windowscentric to use (the webGUI sucks)

Things that cost £1000's in license fees (i.e HA/clustering) is free in KVM/Ovirt

There are many thing you can do in KVM that are just not possible or are a PITA on Vmware.

i.e try resizing the first partition of a virtual disk image in VMware... (i.e /dev/sda1) when /dev/sda2 exists.

in KVM you can resize the first partition easily using virt-resize, you can also expandthe disk image, the LVM partition and underlying ext filesystem with one command (no twating about with parted/fdisk, etc)

i.e

virt-resize --expand $resizedisk --LV-expand $lvm /var/lib/libvirt/images/$Servername.img /var/lib/libvirt/images/$Servername.img.tmp

This is just a little thing of course but the most I use vmware the most I find it less flexible (and slower) than KVM.

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UK Supreme Court waves through indiscriminate police surveillance

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Nothing to hide

Nothing to hide, they said.

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Snowden, NSA spying, hard drive malware ... what we need is a UN privacy watchdog!

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And you are doing ?

What - much better to do nothing and except the world is totally shit ?

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Here comes Vulkan: The next generation of the OpenGL graphics API

yossarianuk

Re: Great...

Most benchmarks show Linux being faster than windows as long as you have Nvidia (and has been for years) and use the closed source binary.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu1410_win81_nvidia&num=1

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