* Posts by Lyle Dietz

94 posts • joined 27 May 2009

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Storm in a K-Cup: My SHAME over the eco-monster I created, says coffee pod inventor

Lyle Dietz

Re: Too good to last

"Is that what we want, a future filled with crappy products, made so for the sake of recycling?"

Yes, because that will lead to good products that are easy to recycle.

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Alleged Aussie Anon hauled in for Indonesia phone tap hacking spat

Lyle Dietz
Pint

Re: Alledged?

Which reminds me, why aren't I at the pub?

Cheers!

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Australia's PM says data retention laws think of the children

Lyle Dietz

Think of the Children!

Anyone that uses that as an argument in their favour has just spouted a load of bollocks, and deserves to be kicked in same.

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How's your F-ITCH-bit? Surge gizmo sparks rash of complaints, watchdog's attention

Lyle Dietz
Pint

Re: So here we've had a surge of complaints from irritated customers…

Well played sir, have one on me.

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THREE vans and FIVE people: that's what Telstra needs to fix one fault

Lyle Dietz

Re: "Surprise: lightning and copper don't mix"

Actually, they mix quite well for as long as the lightning is there; it is often whatever is at the end of the copper that doesn't mix well with lightning.

I actually lost a COM port to a nearby lightning strike, the modem was fine, and there was nothing wrong with the rest of the computer, I just was never able to use that COM port ever again.

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NBN's basement-dive begins in earnest

Lyle Dietz

and Queensland.

I'm actually more than a little annoyed that I get 5Mb/s at home living in Brisbane, and I'm hard pressed to saturate it, and yet my mother lives in the country and gets 9Mb/s and I can fully saturate her link easily.

I'm fairly confident that I live closer to my exchange than she does to hers.

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You'll get sick of that iPad. And guess who'll be waiting? Big daddy Linux...

Lyle Dietz
Coat

Linux on mobile.

I have this memory of a mobile phone with a slide out keyboard that ran Linux; must have been my imagination if Canonical is going to provide for those of us that "[have] been waiting for the power of Linux to make its way to [our] hand[s]."

Mine's the one with the N900 in the pocket.

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Uber BLOCKS COPS to stop stings

Lyle Dietz
Devil

Temptation beckons

I'm tempted to jump through all the hoops required to own and operate a limousine, and then sign up as an Uber driver.

I don't know how much it would cost, but I'm sure it would be worth it to see the expression on the enforcer's face when I pull the requisite paperwork out of the glove box and then tell him to give me my money and GTFO of my car.

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If Europe is against US's Irish email grab, it must pipe up now

Lyle Dietz

You are dense

Providing the information that this US court has requested involves someone in Ireland breaking Irish law.

Breaking the law is illegal.

Therefore this is an illegal data grab.

In addition, this isn't a valid search warrant. You can't search an Irish property with a US warrant. Well, you could, but someone could break your legs for your troubles and probably walk off scot free.

The other US companies are right to be scared. If I hold sensitive data on a service provided by an Australian subsidiary of a US company, and these shenanigans are allowed, than the US can seize my data at any time they wish without consulting an Australian court.

Naturally this isn't something I like the sound of; therefore I will not put my data at risk in this manner. Now, I might be a small drop in a large ocean, but these US companies are already looking at losing their foreign markets because of the NSA actions, and this is another nail in that coffin.

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Gangnam Style BREAKS YouTube

Lyle Dietz

Re: unsigned int, anybody?

I think a better idea would be using an arbitrary precision integer. No need to worry about overflow, as long as you have memory to store it.

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Microsoft: Your Linux Docker containers are now OURS to command

Lyle Dietz
Coat

I don't know this world any more

Microsoft releasing their stack on Linux? It is making me question my sanity.

If they release Office for Linux I'll have to call the dribbling academy to come and get me.

Better start fitting myself for a straight-jacket now.

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Fire fighters call for no-drone zone around bushfires

Lyle Dietz

Re: Commandeer

You don't need to commandeer them if you have your own.

I wouldn't worry too much about keeping the drone safe, if it crashes you're down a few thousand bucks, which is better than having barbecued pilots and losing a few hundred thousand dollars.

The question on my mind is can you effectively water-bomb fires from a height where you are safe from drone-strikes.

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Nexus 9: Google and HTC deliver Android 5.0 'Lollipop' at iPad prices

Lyle Dietz

Re: $200 Laptop Comparison - Screen Quality

Not to mention that in 10 inches your screen resolution is likely to be something like 1366x768, maybe less.

I'm waiting for a 17 inch laptop that has a resolution better than Full HD.

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DRUPAL-OPCALYPSE! Devs say best assume your CMS is owned

Lyle Dietz

What is this "sleep" you speak of?

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UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

Lyle Dietz

Such hatred

Why do I get the feeling that a lot of the people that want to keep sysvinit have never tried to read a service script, let alone write one.

Believe me, when you're trying to figure out why your service isn't starting, systemd looks mighty nice, and upstart is pretty cute too.

I for one welcome our systemd overlords.

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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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