41 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
Told you so ....
Re: Guru Meditation
Guru Meditation is also the Virtualbox name for a hang.
That's a neat little CRC algorithm.
It's the Red Hat business model
Patch the software to buggery, introduce no end of subtle bugs and dependencies, then charge people to sort them out. Perhaps people are starting to get wise to this ?
is a random Perl hacker, as eny fule kno. You mean you didn't check http://develooper.com/ ?
Permutations of Billness
But what's his slowdown factor - will we ever know he's in there ?
nexusone.google, as eny fule can predict.
ghey as a gay
As far as I understand - I write as a parent of teens and and as a wrinkly nightclubber - ghey is a rather lame back-formation so that people shouldn't be offended by the slang use of the word "gay" to mean lame and ineffectual.
Re: Soon to be ex-boss
I thought the BOFH was going soft right up to the last sentence ...
Re: How the government makes all it's decisions
@AC 14:06: You forget step 4. publicly and noisily sack the independent expert if they dare to point out the facts.
Can I be the first to say
Why has nobody thought of this before ?
Running isolated apps under a common operating system. We could call it something obscure like a "chroot" ....
got root - no title
No root password in Fedora 12 ? So just like Fedora 10 Live and Fedora 11 Live in fact ?
One of 100 countries ?
So, basically, everywhere except Chad, Mali and Burkina Faso can do this stuff ?
Re: Demon is so last century
I was going to say 'nine years since sacking Demon/Thus and I haven't regretted a minute", but my Demon co-founder-member (remember them?) dingbat has expressed it first ..
An official body which cares about the distinction between the commercial and non-profit GTLDs. I thought everyone had forgotten the difference, wonders will never cease.
wot no torrents ?
I have used file sharing software
therefore i am a music pirate
therefore i must turn myself in at once.
i may be some time ....
this is a title
Microsoft seek to extent patents on innovation to the realm of scientific research.
"you can't discover that, we've patented it already"
... not at all because embedding images in emails is a common way of evading spam filters, then ?
you appear to have a sign error in your algorithm, maybe you should have verified it mathematically ...
Texas a-go-go gone ?
Might the District Court of East Texas, that well known legal forum for patent trollery, have outreached itself at last ? Hopefully M$ have deep enough pockets to set a precedent which will be sufficiently binding to bring an end to Texas legal tomfoolery.
Greylisting is of little benefit these days. In my own logs I see the same hosts re-attempting delivery of identically addressed spam every couple of hours - greylisting would only delay the first of these and the rest would sail right through.
On my spam mix, the most effective and least cost single measure is Spamhaus CBL which stops around 45% of it before HELO. Rejecting mail from hosts with no rDNS takes care of almost all the rest, though this latter isn't advisable for ISP level filtering as it can give false positives. SPF takes care of the attempts to forge local domains and a check on resolvable sender domains catches a good few percent as well. The 5% of remaining mail goes through SpamAssassin which stops the final 1% of spam, leaving me 4% of genuine clean mail.
Morphing image spam differently for each mail isn't a new technique, the spammers introduced it about two years ago and it became very widespread in order to get round spam-image checksummers.
Any colour you want, then
as long as it's black ?
Sounds like a market niche
We could call the new company "international computers unlimited", or something
"Material evidence is, increasingly, misread or overlooked."
name just one goverment department or policy this isn't true of.
do you perhaps mean "mouldy" ?
Yeah right, clearly the comet was driving without due care and attention - how could it not have seen an oncoming planet the size of Jupiter ?
Re: Rolh, Blain, Marvin, AC etc
maybe apple users are used to runnning everything under one uid, but back in the real world you can't normally read someone else's messages without their security details. a mere userID shouldn't hack it.
who on earth runs any httpd as root ??
c'mon guys, i thought openwrt was supposed to be mature.
o-pwn-wrt more like.
Now you know
Now you know exactly what the Criminal Justice Act 1994 means to you.
Don't forget that some of us tried to warn you. We've had 15 years of it - now your chickens are coming home.,
Re: HD DVB-T on my PC?
Thanks PhilR and Quirkafleeg - I hadn't appreciated the difference of DVB-T2. Must read more carefully (since I am always complaining that Reg journo's don't any more !)
HD DVB-T on my PC ?
Just out of interest - if I had a DVB(T) card, and if I were in one of these lucky areas (we are currently scheduled to be even later than London in switchover I think) - if so, could I then receive HD Freeview without upgrading ? If it's only a matter of codecs, it seems to me it should be at worst a Simple Matter Of Programming.
Upload ? Really ?
Have you really researched your facts here, Reg ? All these organisations (well the ones I know about) publish FTP *download* credentials to customers. Sometimes for beta software, sometimes for subscription access. I used to have Sophos access in my former job and we have BBC FTP access where I am now for obtaining commercial subscription video content. FTP is still quite widely used for these purposes.
Obviously it shouldn't be - even https with basic auth is more secure than FTP - but it is, and not necessarily very insecure as long as you don' mind your beta software being copied.
My money would be on compromised machines in other organisations spilling the passworded beans for users' read-only passwords to these sites.
Incidentally we too have an FTP site (well sort of), but it can only be accessed by sftp, with public key login. Passworded access is disabled.
John you at least normally do some critical analysis and investigation of these vendor press releases, what has happened ?
A technical article that apparently includes some technical analysis. Maybe there is still hope for some of the journos on el reg.
I've only got one question
At last it can be asked - do Government CIOs dream of electric sheep ?
Isn't it obvious ?
M$ will announce that "OK, you can change your desktop background after all", and everyone will sob with gratitude.
In the euphoria, some much bigger and more significant but less immediately visible limitation will go unquestioned until after launch, when it will be revealed (as with Vista home basic) that it really is so crippled as to be useless.
It's how M$ deliberately and habitually does things, as El Reg reminded us in a recent M$ EU antitrust article.
Gordo talking cobblers as usual
The facts about Rwanda were perfectly well known, but governments ignored them.
Very much like Gordo always does to public opinion.
So how exactly is he suggesting that more publicity might have changed things ?
>just waiting for the version that can show us the quality of beer available before entering the pub
It's called the Good Beer guide, and is almost certainly available in handily portable dead tree format from a licensed hostelry near you.
... the G cloud has hit the G spot ...
So injecting drugs is normal ?
> hypodermic needle ... indicate that a game contains ... drug references
And thus do our youth become inured to the idea that injecting drugs is the normal way to take them ... well done Our Jacqui (oh she's gone, hasn't she !)