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79 posts • joined 27 May 2009

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Red Hat to ship RHEL 7 release candidate with a taste of container tech

Lyle Dietz
Linux

Centos?

Given the new tie up between Centos and Redhat, can we assume that Centos 7 will release at the same time, or will it be a few months? Enquiring minds and all that.

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Data of 42 MILLION seekers for love plundered from Aussie dating site

Lyle Dietz

No reversal needed

They have a plain text dump. They can take these password, hash them with the same salt as the FB password, and see if they get the same hash as is stored in the database. You know, like what happens whenever you log in.

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Crack our 'military-grade' email encryption and we'll give you 5% of our firm

Lyle Dietz

Makes sense

If you collect the 5% stake in the company, it is then in your interest to improve the value of that company. You'd start offering suggestions on how to improve things, and seeing as you had sufficient knowledge on how to break it originally, these suggestions would actually be worth something.

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'Only NUCLEAR power can SAVE HUMANITY', say Global Warming high priests

Lyle Dietz

I am sceptical about anthropogenic climate change, but having them talk about moving to more nuclear power makes me happy.

I may not agree that humans are causing climate change, but as a country boy at heart, I like clean air.

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Microsoft buys Nokia's mobile business

Lyle Dietz

What is next?

We are now past what everyone suspected with "Burning Platforms", and knew when Nokia said it was going with WinPho.

I guess now we see if there was any plan past this point.

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NASA restarts WISE telescope to spot potential Earth-killers

Lyle Dietz
Joke

"we're going to hit the ground running"

I see what you did there...

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'But we like 1 Direction!' Rock gods The Who fend off teen Twitter hate mob

Lyle Dietz
Pint

Re: Well...

If you don't want her, what makes you think we do.

Aw hell, with a few beers I'm sure she'll look all-right.

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Facebook's request to the flash industry: 'Make the worst flash possible'

Lyle Dietz
Pint

The BOFH is precognisant

I remember him talking about the magic of WORN drives may years ago

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Torvalds frustrated at missing simultaneous release

Lyle Dietz
Trollface

Re: Careful Linus

Considering the anniversary in question, it could be considered appropriate.

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No fondleslabs please, says Microsoft as Office 365 hits Android

Lyle Dietz
Devil

Re: What is wrong with you Microsoft...

SNAFUBAR?

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Village-swallowing MUDCANO was no accident, say boffins

Lyle Dietz
Coat

Quickly

Someone get the girls in bikinis!

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Former CIA and NSA head says Huawei spies for China

Lyle Dietz

All I'm hearing is everything in the kitchen screaming racial epithets at each other.

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Citrix open sources XenServer hypervisor to chase clouds

Lyle Dietz

Re: Free?

They are all free to use, it's just how much you have to pay for support that differs.

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Mozilla devs plotting to put a stake in <blink> tag – at last

Lyle Dietz
Coat

But I want it!

Schrodinger's cat is <blink>not</blink> dead.

Okay, okay, I'm going, I'm going.

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Tesco: Every little (effort to kill Amazon, Spotify) helps

Lyle Dietz
Devil

It'll never happen.

Far too sensible, and it might work.

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WHY would survey-slingers give YOU a free $1,500 Google Glass?

Lyle Dietz
Devil

Re: Offer

Finally, a way to educate the clueless, and make money at the same time! I'll be sending my details through to you immediately!

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Kiwi cops to buy 6,500 iPhones, 3,900 iPads

Lyle Dietz

Re: "each cop gains 30 minutes of time a day"

at lease that means he's not stuffing his face with doughnuts.

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Permafrost melt to boost atmospheric CO2 faster than thought

Lyle Dietz

Please excuse me

while I hide in my bunker and completely fail to panic.

When you've finished beating each other to death I shall come out and enjoy the peace.

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New Zealand court hands out second peppercorn downloading penalty

Lyle Dietz
WTF?

"RIANZ has also told NZ Radio it believes installing a BitTorrent client is proof that an individual is sharing files illegally."

Much like living in New Zealand is proof that you have intimate relations with farm animals.

What we need now is for the likes of Redhat and Canonical to sue RIANZ. I don't know the legal mumbo-jumbo required, but surely they can pillory RIANZ over the statement.

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GNOME project picks JavaScript as sole app dev language

Lyle Dietz
WTF?

I don't get it

What is with these GNOME devs? Between cutting episodes they have some therapy, this being the latest lot of razor-action.

In the meantime we're all aghast and saying to them, 'Why? Why are you doing this to yourself? We liked you the way you were before!'

Maybe I'm just too old and jaded; perhaps they want to vanish into obscurity. Whatever it is they're certainly flailing about a lot.

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Samsung: Never mind Steve Jobs, let's snap off a piece of stylus biz

Lyle Dietz
Paris Hilton

Re: Vibrating pen? Interesting.

It doesn't have to be very big to be used for toggling the bit.

Paris: I'm sure she gets her bit toggled all the time.

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Engineers are cold and dead inside, research shows

Lyle Dietz

Re: Software Developers

It took you 5 years? I don't think I lasted 5 months!

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Guitar-playing keys enable extremely thin keyboards

Lyle Dietz
Pint

"It somewhat ironic that the drive to extreme thinness would take guts, hmm?"

I salute you sir.

Cheers!

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Polish man mistakes hot iron for mobe

Lyle Dietz
Coat

How do you make a Pole burn his ear?

Call him while he's ironing.

I know, I know... just hold off the howling mob for a little to give me a head start...

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Business sues for $750,000 over bad Yelp review

Lyle Dietz
Trollface

Can I sue too...

If someone says they don't want me to write a program for them?

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The hoarder's dilemma, or 'Why can't I throw anything away?'

Lyle Dietz

I've been planning on throwing my crap out...

... and I could use the services of your wife. If you want a little break, send her over to the Land Down Under, and I'll put her to good use.

This is just for computer stuff mind, the car stays.

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Boffins suggest orbital dust-up to combat climate change

Lyle Dietz

I hate to rain on the parade...

but L1 is unstable. Not only do you need to get this mass of rocks into position, but you then have to expend energy to keep them in position. I'm pretty sure those rocks aren't going to be light.

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Reagan slams webmail providers for liberal bias

Lyle Dietz

I bet he never stopped to consider that maybe Republican policies don't line up with the desires of the hi-tech industries.

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Amazon lets you barf VMs out of EC2

Lyle Dietz
FAIL

Re: Don't forget the DIY stuff.

That's good and all, but that still doesn't let you export Linux instances. I mean sure, you can run the VMDK with anything that can read it, which happens to include KVM, but that's no good if you can't extract the image in the first place.

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Samsung shows 'designed for humans' handset

Lyle Dietz
Happy

Calm down

You're thinking too literally. Think of it instead as The Queen's Own English.

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Apple claims Aussie 3G is so good it's 4G

Lyle Dietz

Engage the footgun!

If Apple wants to claim that HSDPA+ is 4G then my Galaxy Tab (original) that I've had for a year is 4G, using the Optus network.

The reality is that only Telstra has LTE, and the only phone I know of that can use it is a special Galaxy SII that only Telstra sells.

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Apache releases first upgrade to HTTP Server in six years

Lyle Dietz
Linux

Re: Re: Not just maturity ...

Yeah, but if it wasn't for the renumbering, those kernel releases would be 2.6.42.7 and 2.6.43-rc4.

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Australian sports get busy with copyright special pleading

Lyle Dietz

It gets funnier

Cricket Australia have a special deal with VHA (Vodafone and 3), where Vodofone gets to transmit the games live to their subscribers. The even have naming rights to the test series.

CA even tried to force the state bodies to use Vodafone as their carrier of choice, unsuccessfuly in the case that I was intimately familiar with.

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Samsung Remote

Lyle Dietz
Happy

The Android version works really well on my Galaxy Tab (original). Using the Smart Hub feature on the Bluray player is made much easier when you can use the tablet without reference to what's being displayed on the TV.

Being able to search YouTube for music and start playing it while in the other room is great, and text entry is so much easier than using the IR remote.

I just wish it was possible to remotely turn on the TV and Bluray player, but I guess you can't have everything.

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Console accessories

Lyle Dietz
Thumb Up

More than amazing.

These things are crazy. I play BF3, and explosions going off nearby make the headphones shake, giving your ears a bit of a tickle.

The best part is the noise isolation. While playing games or music at a reasonable volume you can't hear someone next to you shouting, and when playing at a head massaging volume, no-one can hear what you're listening to until you take them off your ears.

Basically, these are just wireless G35s with a bit more oomph. Definitely recommend.

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Gerry turncoat Harvey gives gamers a deal

Lyle Dietz
Trollface

Oh look, a whinging pom...

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Man's phone burns, toasts trouser region

Lyle Dietz
WTF?

That's no S2

Based on the "Near Field Communications" written on the battery, I'm guessing its a Galaxy Nexus.

I had to do a double take because my S2 doesn't look anything like that with the battery cover off.

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Vodafone turns its back on '360

Lyle Dietz
Joke

"forcing Vodafone into a pair of 180° turns"

So they did a 360?

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Facebook 'personal' news feed gets algorithm rejig

Lyle Dietz

Learning experience...

Facebook will learn the hard way to not annoy its product. The lesson may be too late.

Also, switching to the Queen's own English doesn't work anymore. I've been using en_GB for a while now, and this morning noticed that my feed has been infected with this 'feature'.

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'Amazon Tax' California decision pushed back a year

Lyle Dietz

In Australia the taxes for a product are the same across the entire country. Sure, there's the Luxury Tax, fuel, alcohol and cigarette excises, but the rates are consistent. I don't pay a different rate of tax in Brisbane to someone living in Ballarat.

I see your point though. We can always ignore them and let them strangle themselves in claim and counter-claim while we move forward.

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Cancellation technique doubles wireless throughput

Lyle Dietz

Yeah, I seem to remember it too.

There's been a couple like that lately.

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Android up, Symbian down

Lyle Dietz
Meh

Err, no.

Because Nokia isn't the only manufacturer to make Symbian phones, and not all Nokia smart-phones are Symbian.

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Facebook dev rules tweaked after US antitrust complaint

Lyle Dietz
Trollface

Nice troll

Still far from excellent though.

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Google activates half million Androids a day

Lyle Dietz

Honeycomb on Galaxy Tab

Where do I get that ROM? Mine's running FroYo...

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Telstra goes hi def for voice

Lyle Dietz
Alert

Comfort Noise

I haven't looked at all the specs, but wouldn't comfort noise be generated on the receiving end? I seem to remember reading something that said the transmitting end just has to transmit packets that indicate that it has nothing of worth to send but really is still there.

Warning because I may be talking out of my arse...

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'Upgraded' Apple iMacs lock out hard drive replacement

Lyle Dietz
FAIL

Try again.

So Apple have changed the 'standard four-wire SATA power connector'. Well, looks like everyone else has too, because no SATA drive I have ever clapped eyes on has had only 4 pins on the power connector.

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Source code leaked for pricey ZeuS crimeware kit

Lyle Dietz
Coat

Quick!

Someone call the BSA!

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Google's 'clean' Linux headers: Are they really that dirty?

Lyle Dietz

Is it just me...

that thinks that if Bionic violates the GPL, so does glibc. the LGPL isn't the GPL.

Lots of noise about nothing.

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The Register and Australia-New Zealand

Lyle Dietz
Pint

Counterpoint

ANZAC.

That is all...

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