* Posts by James 47

288 posts • joined 13 Jun 2009

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NGINX scores $20 MEELLLION to remind people it sells stuff

James 47

Apache is pretty much outdated. The conf settings are bizarre, the multi-process model might have been relevent in 1995 and you end up having to faff with shared memory. One thread per request... please.

Try find sample code that reads a request body... WTF is a brigade...

The documentation is woeful

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GSMA denies latest Snowden leak

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Re: Weren't the encryption docs kept secret and only available to "qualified" GSM implementors?

I seem to recall hearing about them increasing the key length only to have French Govt insist on the new bits being zeroes.

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Linus Torvalds releases Linux 3.18 as 3.17 wobbles

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Re: Its the kernel

MS children!? Nah, they're probably just software engineers, being downvoted by javascript monkeys

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Re: Unknown source of kernel lock-ups?

It would depend on the severity of the bug really. One that causes a CPU lock-up would, in my mind at least, be a showstopper.

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Unknown source of kernel lock-ups?

And it's being released anyway!? Sounds like something Adobe would do

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Gangnam Style BREAKS YouTube

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If they don't already, YouTube will only increment the view count on completed plays. Numberphile/SixySymbols did a video on it. There's also an 'off-by-one' bug where the view count is listed as 301 for a while instead of 300 until YT do their number crunching to determine the real view count

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Huawei: 'Nobody made any money in Windows Phone'

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Re: A money burning exercise

Frustratingly, the Linux ecosystem has nothing that comes near to Visual Studio

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AWS CloudFront wobbles at worst possible time

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DNS issues

There have been DNS issues with running on AWS for ages now even when all connections are internal to AWS

https://forums.aws.amazon.com/thread.jspa?threadID=161837&tstart=0

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VXers Shellshocking embedded BusyBox boxen

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boxen???

are poeple still using this stupid phrase?

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Sarong it's right: Coining it in Thailand without a visa

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Re: Sounds like a recipe for disaster.

£54k after tax isn't pittance, especially in Thailand

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Microsoft warns of super-sized Patch Tuesday next week

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Patching is hard

There's more to it than blindly fixing the issue, you also have to make sure your fix doesn't break anything else - which is something Microsoft is very, very good at.

When I upgraded Ubuntu to Trusty it actually borked the OS.

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I'll cap internet tax, says Hungarian PM as mob attacks his party HQ

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Oh noes!

You just know there are politicans across the EU just waiting to implement something like this.

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Was Nokia's Elop history's worst CEO?

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Nope

He walked away with millions and a divorce. That's a typical CEO.

Seriously though, Nokia had crippled its ability to deliver long before Elop arrived. It's only when serious competitors came on the scene did Nokia realise the dire situation they were in.

His memo was a complete fucking disaster, but the issues described in it were not his doing.

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A Norsified Linux for Windows and OS X wobblers

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I think it looks crap

Why are the icons so massive? Linux desktops always love to waste screen real-estate.

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Speaking in Tech: On iPhone 6 - 'If you make big-*ss phones, you'd better make 'em usable'

James 47

Obligatory xkcd

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/hyphen.jpg

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Britain's housing crisis: What are we going to do about it?

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negative equity

I don't see how negative equity should be used as a emotional bargaining chip. When housing markets collapse people who made unwise investments MUST be burned. Otherwise people will not think twice about getting in that position and will assume everyone else will bail them out, either through artifically high house prices or receiving taxpayer funds directly. It *will* all eventually collapse at some point, and when it does, it'll affect everyone simulateously. Just look at what happened in Ireland.

The government mortgage guarantee scheme was a terrible, terrible idea. It's a bluff.

Governments should have nothing to do with the private property market at all.

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Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

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Re: Can't say I blame them

Oh I have used it in the past 8 years, did you deliberately ignore my comment about having to reinstall it when I changed the graphics card?

Oh and the update to Trusty failed mid-way too and, yup you guessed it, complete reinstall... to Windows7 and VMs. Never looked back.

Sorry I upset you with facts.

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Can't say I blame them

Maybe someone had to reinstall Ubuntu after doing something as simple as changing graphics card...

Linux works perfectly well as guest VM OS on a Windows host. That's how I do all my dev.

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Ancient pager tech SMS: It works, it's fab, but wow, get a load of that incoming SPAM

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Re: Anam

'anam' is also Irish for 'name'

amazing

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Chrome OS leaks data to Google before switching on a VPN, says GCHQ

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SELinux eh?

People still trust that?

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Russians turn Raspberry Pi into fully-fledged autopilot

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Don't consumer-grade GPS chips stop working when they detect you're travelling above a certain speed and/or altitude, to stop terrorists from making their own guided missiles?

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BSkyB broadband growth chopped in HALF

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Migrated from Be too

And to be honest I've not noticed any difference once Sky sent me out a new router. My old Be one started dropping once I got my new static IP. It's not that bad. The 'no Sky TV' fee is a bit cheeky.

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Great changes, but sssh don't mention the...

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GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.32.4/./gobject/gtype.c:2722: You forgot to call g_type_init() at /usr/lib/perl/5.18/DynaLoader.pm line 207.

GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `result != 0' failed at /usr/lib/perl/5.18/DynaLoader.pm line 207.

F**king sweet! Mid install

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Snap! Nokia's gyro stabilised camera tech now on open market

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You're still going to get jerky video recording due to frame dropping because of SSD card latency, if you use that to store your media.

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EC competition chief points troll-hunting guns at Nokia

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Who the hell are these bureaucrats to tell a private company that's struggling how to run it's business?

Perhaps the lobbying-trolls have been at work behind the scenes

Eurodicks

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Calling Doctor Caroline Langensiepen of Nottingham Trent uni

James 47

Shame

That article sounds interesting

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Watch out, MARTIANS: 1.3 tonne INDIAN ROBOT is on its way

James 47

Re: Excuse me India

Self esteem? In a country with an disgraceful caste system that no-one talks about?

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Pop OS X Mavericks on your Mac for FREE while you have LUNCH

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VMWare Player

My mate Dave had Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion successfully installed and working on VMWare Player. I *believe* this Service Pack will prevent your VM from booting even though it downloads and installs.

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London's Tech City welcomes first Chinese tenant

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The Chinese... a great bunch of lads

Hopefully this'll be jobs for the best, not jobs for Chinese abroad.

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Boffins find MEXICAN WAVE pattern in random climate wobbles

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Sigh

It's probably a system so complex you can find anything you're looking for. Has anyone found a climatic process related to the Golden Ratio yet?

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Oz government knew about PRISM BEFORE Snowden leaks

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Come on, no government, 'Western' or not, desires anyone to have any privacy

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Techies with Asperger's? Yes, we are a little different...

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Multitasking

"We don't multitask too well, but we do one task at a time and do it well"

I recently moved from a very large corporation culture to a small (< 30 people, 5 of which are infrastructure/software engineers) startup and the ability to drop everything a work on something else, while undesirable, is a total must. We try to be Agile but there are times when Just Get It F*****g Done overrule and sprint plan. I couldn't see an 'Aspie' ever working in these conditions, so are they resigned to large process driven corporation culture where politics also probably come more into play?

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Dutch oven overcooked in World Solar Challenge

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broken speed limit

i assumed these cars wouldn't be going faster than a bicycle

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Down with Unicode! Why 16 bits per character is a right pain in the ASCII

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Re: Stuck in the past

You're not a FireFox user then

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Google chap reverse engineers Sinclair Scientific Calculator

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Suffice it

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Facebook gov surveillance data kept locked inside, er, Facebook

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British law?

I thought facebook was subject to irish law, or something? Wasn't there a previous story about a company refusing to be served papers because the local law didn't apply to them... Or something...

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ISPs scramble to explain mouse-sniffing tool

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Re: Seriously, what's the problem

It was called Symbian.

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Re: Baffling

TMSI is part of the SIM, not the I Mobile Equipment Id. It's only ever supposed to be sent when your device connects to a network it's never seen before. this would imply this company are operating picocells in shopping centres.

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Norway BANS Apple from Oslo's skies: No aerial Maps app snaps allowed

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Stop

Re: Wow

"security through obscurity"

one of the most overused phrases in IT.

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Malicious JavaScript flips ad network into rentable botnet

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Easy workaround...

Add mod_reqtimeout to your apache modules and watch it grind to a halt.

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How do you drive a supercomputer round a Formula 1 track?

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Avanade?

The MS / Accenture partnetship? Thought they did mobile apps

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Bjarne Again: Hallelujah for C++

James 47

Yes but if you want to match the performance that C++ gives you you need to start using sun.misc.Unsafe

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Google's Native Code browser tech goes cross-platform

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Oh God

Javascript scripters will suddenly start firing out native plugins as though they were experienced develoeprs. What could possibly go wrong

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Analysts brawl over 'death' of markup language

James 47

OAuth.. easy to use

Try implementing the protocol on a mobile device

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Turn off the mic: Nokia gets injunction on 'key' HTC One component

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Poor ST-E

They must have been desperate for the cash. Nokia arse-raped them when Symbian was canned

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Boss of Irish-based R&D hub: Man, this place is the back of beyond

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wrong town

EMC is in Ovens, not Ballincollig.

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ITV catches up with TVCatchup

James 47

Tvcatchup only shows their own ads before a channel loads, all other ads are those broadcast by the channel you're watching. I don't see the problem. Also, it seems to stream at 360p at best so it's hardly in direct competition to aerial broadcasts.

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Gnome cofounder: Desktop Linux is a CHERNOBYL of FAIL

James 47

Re: Mac OS X in VirtualBox works great.

I found OSX in virtual box buggy, such as doing 'About this mac' causes me to be logged on. It's more effort but it works pretty much flawlessly under VMware player.

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James 47

Re: He's right about hardware and driver issues

It's not a software patent that makes using wifi on my laptop for more than an hour panic the kernel.

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Re: Linux Desktop ? Yes

Any monkey any type 'apt-get install cutemonkeylollipops', figuring out the last bit is the tedious part.

Also, the package name isn't necessarily the same as the program/library name. When you search for a windows program you inevitably have a download link right there in front of you. You missed the point of Linux not being suitable for non-techies and therefore will never succeed as an OSX/windows alternative for mum and dad.

I'm glad you're an apt-get expert, I hope it's on your cv. It'll be a useful skill to have until it's replaced by cutemonkeylollipops. My technical skills are up to scratch, don't worry about me pal.

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