* Posts by Oninoshiko

1922 posts • joined 6 Oct 2008

Labour policy review tells EU where to stuff its geo-blocking ban

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@1980s_coder

I don't even get the opportunities they think they are losing.

"OH NO! Too many people might BUY MY PRODUCT!"

I don't think anyone is saying they have to make it mulit-lingual, just that if you sell it, you have to sell it to everyone on equal terms.

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LA schools want multi-million Apple refund after kids hack iPads

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Books!

They are cheaper and more effective.

(at least if you buy them from a reasonable source rather then the usual suspects for textbooks)

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'Arkansas cops tried to hack me with malware-ridden hard drive'

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Re: Possible, but shouldn't cops know better?

Then they should employ someone who is or face the consequences.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

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What's Meg Whitman fussing over: The fate of HP ... or the font on a DISRUPTIVE new logo?

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Meh

It's not bad. It's just not good either.

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Nvidia's GTX 900 cards lock out open-source Linux devs yet again

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"This almost certainly doesn't affect any other Linux developer or user in the slightest, since there is already a better and more optimal nvidia driver out there for free (nvidias own Linux driver). Yes it doesn't come with source code, but that is mostly if not completely a philosophical rather than practical limitation, since who in the real world ever has an actual need or even desire to dive in and modify video driver code?"

That's not true. Because linux is a monolithic kernel, the nVidia driver potentially has access to the entire memory space. Because of this ANY bug you are experiencing with the kernel cannot be ruled out as a nVidia driver problem (potentially other software too, but usually it's trying to track down a kernel problem).

This isn't just theoretical. nVidia has shipped buggy drivers, and it's much harder to get dev attention if you're running a tainted kernel for this reason.

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WHAT did GOOGLE do SO WRONG to get a slapping from the EU?

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Re: What a peculiar misreading of this article

I think that's a pretty obvious "no."

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"I think you're missing the point. The billions of desktops don't know how or <u>don't desire to switch engines</u> tomorrow, that's the problem!"

No, that's not a problem. That's google doing search well enough that it's not worth the time test every piddly competitor. Here's the reality, 94% of my searches put what i'm looking for on the first page, another 4% I have to dig deeper, and the last 1% gives me nothing useful. I only marginally care about that 4%, and only REALLY care about the 1%. The problem is, the competitors don't do them noticeably better.

So, tell me, WHY should I go out of my way to use something that isn't better?

"Have you actually tried to write a competitor site and then tried to actually get it promoted? When Google is the one controlling the views of billions of desktop, how do you think your company, who is a direct competitor, is actually going to fare regarding promotion when Google controls the view and, unchecked, will also stop you from being noticed at all?"

Even when you AREN'T a competitor to Google this is a problem. The already established site is who Google's going to rank higher simply because it's more likely that's what people are looking for. What do you purpose, have Google list in reverse order of relevancy?

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Chrome version 42 will pour your Java coffee down the drain: Plugin blocked by default

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Re: "Enterprise ready"

I'm glad I wasn't the only one to see this problem.

Guess I'll be uninstalling chrome. (which is unfortunate. It works fairly well)

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Adobe, Level 3 drive a stake through heart of vid-stream creature before it attacks again

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Re: It's great that the USPTO is finally getting on the job...

Invaliding a patent is one thing, but I'll believe they are actually doing their job when I see them start rejecting this garbage to begain with!

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NSA: 'Back doors are a bad idea, give us a FRONT door key'

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Re: I get it, but

"I agree they need scrutiny by an independent organisation, but I trust the people working in these agencies more than I trust the politicians in charge.."

Then you're an idiot. They've been caught, numerous times, spying on people because they have a nice set of tits.

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Videogame publishers to fans: Oi, freetard! STOP RESURRECTING our dead titles online

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Re: very fair and balanced

elReg takes the piss out of everybody. If you want "fair and balanced" go to foxnews.com.

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China weaponizes its Great Firewall into the GREAT FIRE CANNON, menaces entire globe

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Re: So, what now?

One better. have the DNS servers start returning NXDOMAIN, or a link to an explanation of the problem, not just for the analytics domain, for all of Baidu.

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+5 ROOTKIT OF VENGEANCE defeats forces of gaming good

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I think you missed the point. We jumped the shark when it became a profession rather then a pastime, just like sports.

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Apple Watch: We ROUNDUP the ROUNDUPS. Yes, Roundup-squared

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WTF?

Re: Wristjob

Oh common, you guys can't tell me you didn't like Fondlebangle!

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Marvell: We don't want to pay this $1.5bn patent bill because, cripes, it's way too much

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Re: Patents: Sought by the Wright brothers while Europe built planes

The problem is neither a strict "first to file" nor a strict "first to invent" is ideal.

First to file means if I put a product on the market with a feature I think isn't worth patenting, you can then get a patent and turn around and sue me all apple-style.

First to invent is a legal nightmare to enforce.

What's needed is a hybrid of the features of the two. The first person to file get it, but in the case that an existing product has the feature (but didn't have it long enough to meet the legal definition of prior art) they can continue to use it in all their products, present and future without royalties.

(none of this appears to be relevant in this case though)

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Operation Redstone: Microsoft preps double Windows update in 2016

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Re: WinFSm fine-ah-bloody-ly ? Maybe just a decent file search ?

ReFS is already more advanced than pretty much any other file system on the market - and it's not yet feature complete: "In 2014, a review of ReFS and assessment of its readiness for production use, concluded that ReFS had key advantages over two of its main file system competitors - ZFS and Btrfs"

The key advantage was memory usage, and the only reason it was an advantage was because they had dedup enabled on ZFS, a feature ReFS does not even support . Disabling that feature (which is not enabled by default, and generally accepted as a awful idea unless you are completely sure you know what you are doing) eliminated that one advantage.

ReFS lacks: dedup, COW snapshots, compression, quotas, hard-links, extended attributes, oh and a little thing called "the ability to boot off it". It's also a completely dog if you have integrity checking enabled (something ZFS has, and performs fine with)

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The Internet of Stuff is a gigantic ultra-perv robbery network – study

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Re: Wait a minute.

Starting to?

It ALWAYS looked like a solution in search of a problem to some of us.

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Can't patch this: Mozilla pulls Firefox encryption feature after just a week

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Re: Mozilla backtracking on new features

They did on TIFKAM

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Don't be stiffed by spies, stand up to Uncle Sam with your proud d**k pics – says Snowden

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Take dick pictures, label them "potential bomb targets"

harass the terrorists and the spooks in one fell swoop.

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Microsoft drops Do Not Track default from Internet Explorer

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@tom Dial

So, privacy should be opt-in? I think you all (and the ad industry, and the W3C) have it completely ass-backward. It should be a "Stalk me" flag. Honestly, the big problem is the damn flags don't DO anything; you're still trusting a morally bankrupt industry to do the right thing.

Didn't Bill Hicks have something to say about ad men?

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Mozilla piles on China's SSL cert overlord: We don't trust you either

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I couldn't have said it better myself. governments have given me every reason to NOT trust them.

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Teen pleads guilty in Microsoft and Valve hacking case

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Re: Options

Why would you hire hacker's who aren't good enough to not get caught?

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It's the FALKLANDS SYNDROME! Fukushima MELTDOWN to cause '10,000 Chernobyls' in South Atlantic

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Amusing

but going on for two pages? Beers all around!

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Day FOUR of the GitHub web assault: Activists point fingers at 'China's global censorship'

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Re: Baidu hasn't been hacked.

"Sure they have. The hack might not be happening on their servers, but it is their data stream. I'd expect any agency NOT controlled by a government assisting the hackers to take actions to mitigate it even the problem is happening on someone else's routers. With dog + world switching to https, that seems like the logical first step for them to take."

That may not work. If it's the Chinese government, they have enough clout to have keys made for Baidu and still run a MITM attack.

But here's the reality, the management of Baidu are members of the communist party of china. If the Chinese government is running the attack, it's with the blessing of the party (the one thing I can say about a single party system, is I always know who to blame). So I can only conclude Baidu's upper management is complacent in it.

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Why Feed.Me.Pizza will never exist: Inside the world of government vetoes and the internet

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Re: Some people

I'll admit, I didn't see this one coming, although it's the first problem with the whole mess that I found at all novel.

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Smart meters are a ‘costly mistake’ that'll add BILLIONS to bills

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poor or very poor

but only because "piss poor" wasn't an option.

seriously though, limiting it to just large usage houses and display on a smartphone app seems like a vary reasonable alteration to me.

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Jailed Brit con phishes prison, gets bail

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Re: Oh, the details

You are aware that many phones today can run an SSH client, right?

I could code up a web site with nothing more then that and a server to talk to.

(although it sounds like that's not really what happened)

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Forum chat is like Clarkson punching you repeatedly in the face

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I really wish I could just thumbs up this entire article.

Alas, this is the best I can do.

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GitHub jammed by injected JavaScript, servers whacked by DDoS

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Solution.

It may take parts of Github down for a bit, but change the DNS entry to point back at Baidu...

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Euro THERMONUCLEAR REACTOR PROJECT is in TROUBLE

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Re: So what have ITER done or not done ?!

I would think not having done anything would be a serious waste of funds... I'll be happy to not do anything for half the price!

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Tim Cook: I'll give just a THIRD of what Gates gave to charity last year

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Re: @Gordon 10

Lord knows, he's better then Jobs was. (Not that it's that hard.)

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Want a full-blown IDE for Node.js? You'll need a Windows machine...

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Re: Node.js is still en vogue?

Shh... his mind is made up, don't confuse him with facts.

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Chrome trumps all comers in reported vulnerabilities

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Definition of "unpatched"

A vulnerability is "unpatched" for ANY length of time it is known. Once a patch has been released for it, it then becomes "patched." The maximum allowable time is "none:" as soon as it's known, it's an unpatched flaw.

This isn't about making developers feel worm and fuzzy, it's about assessing risk.

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Blockhead fugitive Snapchats himself into police custody

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Re: Criminal Darwin Award

That site could probably update hourly, if they wanted to!

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Google pulls Gaza games from Play store

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Re: Religion

Sigh - not that old canard again.

Religion has been used as an excuse to justify wars over territory and supremacy time and time again. You'd have to be supremely naive to think they wouldn't have happened without religion as a cover.

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GitHub ordered to hand over access logs to Uber

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Re: The Cloud....

That's kinda what it always meant.

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This is what happens when a judge in New York orders an e-hit on a Chinese software biz

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Re: I have a philosophical issue...

Can you identify exactly what copyrighted work these individuals have distributed against the wishes of the copyright holder?

I'll wait.

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Hawk like an Egyptian: Google is HOPPING MAD over fake SSL certs

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revoked cert

so alls well... at least if you are checking certificate revocation lists. You ARE checking certificate revocation lists, right?

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First figures in and it doesn't look good for new internet dot-words

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Trollface

those of us that know they exist

don't care.

That can't be helping.

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Storm gathers around CDN Cloudflare after doxxing allegations, Pirate Bay deal

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WTF?

You should have to release your infomation to make a complaint

Everyone should have the right to answer their accuser.

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US threatened Berlin with intel blackout over Snowden asylum: report

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Re: Sir

Generally speaking, "throwing ones toys out of the pram" refers to something which in the end is self-destructive. This doesn't meet that requirement, therefore your metaphor is poorly chosen. In fact, the opposite metaphor would be better, "taking all their toys and going home," although I suppose that doesn't entertain you as much.

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Fanbois: We paid $2000 for full satisfaction but now we have SPREADING STAINS

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"Cosmetic damage that looks to be caused by the end user! Why the fuck should Apple (or anyone else for that matter) be liable for that?"

1) because there is nothing cosmetic about blocking the functional area of the screen, so "cosmetic" is a lie.

2) Because they might like a repeat customer.

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Kaspersky Lab hits back at Bloomberg's Russian spy link hit piece

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Re: And yet

quite a bit of the things on that link (a list of APTs) appear to be Russian in origin. That level of attack, is almost always assumed to be government sponsored, so it appears he IS talking about Russian state-sponsored spyware (even if he's limiting his statements to "Russian speaking authors").

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Pub O'clock probe finds thousands of repeated 512-bit RSA keys

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Re: Why can't we just purchase ......

it's called a self signed cert.

they are free.

not that a lower-end key is that expensive.

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I wonder

did they get permission from every home router user to use their router's resources like this? I mean, I'm pretty sure scanning GCHQ or even Tesco would be somewhat frowned on.

Not that I really think this is some egregious crime, but it's food for thought.

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Apple Safari update BORKED private browsing

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I want to give a hat top to the journo who wrote this

You actually verified the issue yourself, including (apparently) new information about when the bug was introduced. That's good work, I'd like to see it more often.

you've earned a beer.

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OpenSSL preps fix for mystery high severity hole

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Re: Welcome to software written in C

"All other languages" may be an ocean too far. After seeing some of Chuck Moore's work, I'd say he makes a compelling argument that Forth can have better performance.

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Nokia boss smashes net neutrality activists

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Re: Connected Cars

@wdmot

I would have expected the fine article in our beloved journal to have conveyed a quote of that... value.

my apologies for not looking farther.

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Thanks a lot, Google, for snatching .dev for yourself. It's not like the rest of us wanted it

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In a word

denied.

at least it should be.

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