* Posts by yossarianuk

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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

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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

yossarianuk

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

yossarianuk

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

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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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Re: Great...

But this is not tied to one company/OS.

This will work in PS4, Linux, Android, etc

Its been around (in planning at least) for some time

http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2014/03/20/opengl-gdc2014/

This is great news for ALL gamers.

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May the fourth be with you: Torvalds names next Linux v 4.0

yossarianuk

Re: don't break compatibility since forever

It was only badly made applications / (closed source) drivers that had an issue with the 2.6 -> 3.x change

Hopefully lessons were learnt then...

Anyway it was trivial to use the uname26 application to make apps/drivers compatible with kernel 3.x

https://kb.wisc.edu/cae/page.php?id=22435

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Lenovo shipped lappies with man-in-the-middle ad/mal/bloatware

yossarianuk

Re: I Wonder

Get a good job where Linux is allowed.

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Your hard drives were RIDDLED with NSA SPYWARE for YEARS

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Linux

Linux safe?

Is Linux safe from this ?

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Torvalds turns to Sir Mix-A-Lot for Linux versioning debate

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3.20 milestone - live kernel patching (i.e no more rebooting after updates)

The way I read it he is thinking of making 3.20 as 4.0 ?

If that is the case the huge milestone in that release is live kernel patching (i.e no need to reboot for a kernel update)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/11/linux_to_get_live_patching_in_320/

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

yossarianuk

Free OS upgrades - Yawn.

I've had free OS upgrades since I started using Linux over a decade ago.

With Linux you don't have a 1 year time limit either.

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China 'upgrades' Great Firewall. Oh SNAP! There goes VPN access

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Like the Uk soon then?

Seeing as Cameron want to ban encryption (or at least unbroken encryption) the UK is heading this way soon enough.

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Microsoft Outlook PENETRATED by Chinese 'man-in-the-middle'

yossarianuk

Re: Encryption is a crime.

The Chinese government isn't communist, China isn't communist.

No country has ever gone from capitalism -> communism as outlined by Marx, all 'communist' countries went from feudal societies -> communism.

The capitalist stage was needed to finance to start of the communist stage (as well as create the inequality conditions for the masses to demand revolution). The fact that the stage has been missed has been an excuse to have a centralised controlling state - rather than essentially no state (which marx predicted)

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Buggy? Angry? LET IT ALL OUT says Linus Torvalds

yossarianuk

Re: No need to be a dick.

> Not while the public face of linux and the internet voices of it's devotees remain so pompous, arrogant and just downright unpleasant...

So Enterprise, phones, tablets, toasters, watches, fridges, cars, etc are fine with such a person.

Why does the desktop need nice people again ?

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Buffer overflow reported in UEFI EDK1

yossarianuk

Re: Of course! @Stuart

> Please explain how Secure Boot is destined to become more of a headache than the problem it tries to solve.

The fact you have to sign your custom kernel?

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It's nearly 2015 – and your Windows PC can still be owned by a Visual Basic script

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Re: Accountability

> just like there are no security patches for ancient Linux Kernels.

Well you can always get the source and compile your own kernel with Linux, even on an ancient kernel - all the patches are out there.

Another thing you cannot do with a Windows machine.

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Microsoft's Azure goes TITSUP PLANET-WIDE AGAIN in cloud FAIL

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something wrong at a fundamental level with Azure.

You know who created it ?

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OpenSUSE 13.2: Have your gecko and eat your rolling distro too

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Re: testing...

You can resize XFS (live) - you cannot shrink it though.

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Desktop Linux users beware: the boss thinks you need to be managed

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I'll wait for a KVM based solution or just use a desktop - VDI = pissed of staff also.

We are in the middle of a migration from vmware -> KVM at my new place of work - there is nothing that would see me stop this - KVM is like linux, it may not have the most user friendly tools but it is more effective in terms of speed (IOOP's), more flexable

VMWare is like Windows - loved by managers, nice shiny buttons - however less effective - using things like libguestfs (virt-resize) you can do things you simply cannot do with vmware - i.e say you want to expand a disk image, + FIRST partition or one not the one at the end of the disk + LVM volume size + the ext4 filesystem you do this in one command.

As far as I can see there is no way of easily expanding a partition inside a VMware disk image unless the partition you want to expand is @ the end of the disk - even then its more hassle to do with VMware.

VDI's are a bad idea anyway in terms of staff morale, monitoring employees will be far easier using this solution - the dev team here would probably quit if I were to implement such a solution.

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Microsoft has Windows Server running on ARM: report

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Re: Linux ahead(as per usual)

> Linux might be used in lots of embedded devices, but so is Windows.

That wasn't my point - its the amount of software available now.

Many applications will not be re-written for ARM - almost ALL applications are available for ARM linux.

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yossarianuk

Linux ahead(as per usual)

meanwhile there is multiple well supported ARM based distro's for linux - and I mean distros that have nearly the entire software stack available (i.e 1000's of packages - no flash - but that is a blessing.)

Its easy generally for open source software to be rebuilt for ARM - closed source - not so much.

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'ANYTHING BUT STABLE' Netflix suffers BIG Europe-wide outage

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Those Linux users

Obviously its because they now let Linux users natively access their service now.

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Kill off SSL 3.0 NOW: HTTPS savaged by vicious POODLE

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Re: smug

Launch chrome using 'google-chrome-stable --ssl-version-min=tls1' and the vulnerability has gone (at least in Linux)

Firefox is non vulnerable (Kubuntu 14.04)

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NASTY SSL 3.0 vuln to be revealed soon – sources (Update: It's POODLE)

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Spacewalk !

- if you are a redhat/centos/suse based business get spacewalk (its free) - I have updated 300 + servers for the bash / heartbleed issue in one move (takes about 1 min)

The only issue is that debian/ubuntu are really not supported.

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'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux

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Wayland

By the time this is out Linux desktops will be running Wayland (or Mir..) which will put it ahead again by about another decade from windows.

I liked compiz, messing about with the amount of friction the windows had at work was fun...

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Warrantless phone snooping HAPPENS ALL THE TIME in Blighty

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Anyone know the greens stance on this?

Does anyone know the Green party's stance on this?

I ask as they are perhaps the only party with any residue of morals left and are perhaps more left wing than Labour/Lib Deads.

I can imagine they (as least in practice) would be against this sort of thing?

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The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?

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Re: Some suggestions

They have Civ 5, once you start playing that you'll have no time left for anything else anyway.

There are actually 600 games now in Linux Steam.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTc1NDI

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yossarianuk

Re: still early days

Kubuntu user here also !

Of the major desktops KDE seems to be better for gaming than any Gnome3 based one.

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yossarianuk

Re: still early days

> sort their crappy *nix drivers and we're laughing

The Nvidia binary (non opensource) driver on Linux equals/beats Windows now - its only AMD drivers and opensource ones that are behind.

i.e - here are Windows 8.1 vs Ubuntu 14.04 benchmarks

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nvidia_ubuntu14_win81&num=1

(hint - Windows loses nearly all tests)

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Microsoft exits climate denier lobby group

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Taxpayers were funding deniers?

Glad Microsoft have left the group, I wonder how much taxpayers cash (that we are all forced to give Microsoft) was used funding the group.

Would be interested to know.

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Amazon 'adware' laden Ubuntu passes ICO's data smell test

yossarianuk

Re: Shopping Lens served a useful purpose...

Just using Kubuntu is a better idea.

It fact its a better idea than using Windows also.

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MPs wave through Blighty's 'EMERGENCY' surveillance laws

yossarianuk

Re: Useless

Almost like they've just given up pretending the reasons they want to reduce out freedoms now.

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yossarianuk

Re: unsurprised, but ...really?

This is how much the people of the UK care about freedom.

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yossarianuk

Re: Priceless

QHCQ already store the content of communications.

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UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill

yossarianuk

Re: Just another brick in the wall

Mother : Should I trust the government ?

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'The writing is TOO SMALL': MPs row over Parliamentary move to Office 365

yossarianuk

Re: relative degrees of shamefulness ...

Spending tax payers money with a company that uses patents to prevent fair competition - unforgivable.

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The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

yossarianuk

Don't wait - upgrade to Linux

Your life will improve generally and you can sleep soundly in bed knowing your not funding an organisation that has such a malignant influence on all our lives i.e

http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/public-sector/2012/01/microsoft-hustled-uk-retreat-o.html

As well as various anti competitive/monopolist tactics they still use (ask anyone who sell Android products..)

(obviously you will still be FORCED to fund them through tax)

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Computing student jailed after failing to hand over crypto keys

yossarianuk

Re: Hmmmmmmmm.

The Tories removed that human right in the UK in 1994

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_Justice_and_Public_Order_Act_1994

The Tories seemingly hate human rights.

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Use Tor or 'extremist' Tails Linux? Congrats, you're on an NSA list

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I know an OS that will save us all !

http://tinfoilhat.shmoo.com/

- Networking is removed as 'that's how they get to you'...

- Even reading the screen over the user's shoulder is very hard when Tinfoil Hat is switched to paranoid mode, which sets the screen to a very low contrast. !

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Torvalds on patents: 'Sane people know it's bullsh*t but making real change is difficult'

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move to higher operating systems...

I already have. Migrated to Linux in 2001.

Debian/Ubuntu/Centos/opensuse patch all versions of the software they currently support with equal vigour unlike some Mickey mouse company.

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