* Posts by gerdesj

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Business plans, good ideas, and 8 other myths about startups – by Indiegogo's CEO

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All very well

What would be nice is to hear a slack handful of myths from someone who didn't end up with a massive .com beastie. Someone who is a bit more like us ...

For those in the UK, you might like to look at the stats here: http://www.fsb.org.uk/stats

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Synths you've been gone: Vintage tech rules at Musikmesse 2015

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The headline is pure genius

Thank you.

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RSA supremo rips 'failed' security industry a new backdoor, warns of 'super-mega hack'

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Bit rich ...

"RSA president Amit Yoran has ripped into the infosec industry"

... coming from a firm selling *ahem* that _sold_ a security product or two that sported a rather large backdoor.

Cheers

Jon

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'Leaked' EU digi wish list: Junkets for Eurocrats, sops to copyright and telcos

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VAT?

That would be "sales tax" in language that anyone can understand and as pointed out above where is it mentioned?

Good luck though with that one. The US can't do it so I doubt the EU could besides I thought they had to keep out of direct taxation level setting by general treaty. Laws are one thing, messing with taxation is another 8)

Cheers

Jon

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Trading Standards pokes Amazon over 'libellous' review

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Re: It actually MAY block them depending what callback service they're using

"I don't see the "Press 5 or go away" working with the usual cold callers. They are persistent beyond belief even when it is clear you are not interested from the offset."

It works for me. Since I implemented an Asterisk exchange at home with a similar setup three years ago, my home cold calls have gone down to exactly 0. Maybe I'm lucky but I suspect that they give up and move on when their dialler "detects" an answer machine.

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Drones to bring DEBT FROM ABOVE in Switzerland

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Re: Weather 'tis nobler

"...during the summer months ..."

Well that's nice, deliveries only in the summer when the weather holds! At least next time I go for a spin down a slope in Verbiers, I wont be picking drones out of my teeth.

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Weather 'tis nobler

Drones are going to have a right laugh dealing with down draughts and the other hellish delights of flying in mountains. They are light, very light and a mountain will eat them for lunch, even in seemingly perfect conditions.

Only a DHL operative can kick a parcel harder than a drone dropping out of the sky into a moraine

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Raytheon suspected of readying for Websense slurp

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Wandering proxy

If you are a Websense user, you may be aware that they have multiple clusters around the world. Try this experiment:

* Browse the interwebs and see what country your cluster is in

* Start up a SSL based VPN, does the cluster change?

I noticed by accident whilst monitoring Netflows with a GeoIP thing that a customer on my site who used Websense had their connection mysteriously suddenly change from an EU proxy cluster to a US based one whilst their office VPN was running. When they stopped the VPN it switched back.

I nearly ran out of tin foil as a result 8) I have a sample of one and that is anecdotal and not data ...

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America was founded on a dislike of taxes, so how did it get the IRS?

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Taxtastic

I've explained PAYE (your employer does the whole thing) to several Americans and they look at me as though I come from the promised land.

Our self assessment (that's for our more complicated tax affairs - shares and such like) is nothing like as complicated as their income standard tax set up - I do mine in around 20-30 mins. In the US you can have federal, state, and even municipal (New York for example) income tax to sort out, potentially on different dates.

Oh and fuel - when you are comparing remember that the US standard gas is not the same RON as ours. 91 I think over there but ours is 95. However in the UK we get quoted RON, over there it is MON I think because I recall seeing 83 on the pumps for the rating.

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Sysadmins, patch now: HTTP 'pings of death' are spewing across web to kill Windows servers

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SSL version

http_proxy="" curl -v https://[IP_ADDRESS]/ -H "Host: test" -H "Range: bytes=0-18446744073709551615" -k

The example given will fail against https only websites eg Exchange EWS (or it should be). Also the request for a non existent file may fail. The -k above turns off certificate checking

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Veeam lobs backup bombs, with Cisco lighting the fuse

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Oh God ... I'm a shill

I've used many a B&R product - Acronis, BEX, Net Backup, Legato, Bacula just to name a few on sites big and small and then I came across Veeam with the crazy name just as virty started to get useful.

It has a habit of just working ... and working ... and working. It's pretty easy to set up provided your infra suits it and it generally does nowadays. Yes you can cock it up in amusing ways - I have just fixed a replication that would take forever for one VM (whoops, it was the only one I used for the proxy on site A). The point is the job still worked, it fell back to a rather naff speed because it was all being driven from site B over the WAN link but _it_still_worked_ .

The amount of time I've personally wasted on Acronis alone in the past paid for the Veeam license in savings for several customers ...

Cheers

Jon

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Microsoft cramming free stuff into Galaxy S6es? Not so fast – US telcos

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If you can't beat them ...

... join them

That's a fair business decision - can't fault MS for that. One division that is looking to extend it's reach should not be confused with another that can't sell phones.

On the bright side of being a Brit consumer in the mobile (cell) market I can always choose to be done over by a home grown firm (Vo(ice)da(ta)fone) from Newbury whilst using a foreign manufactured device that sucks my eyeballs out. Or I could be done over by a foreign firm with a foreign device. Thankfully I have choice - I know of several countries that don't even have that.

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

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"Enterprise ready"

Ho hum. I generally use Chrome (long story, can't be othered to bore you why) but I have to connect to rather a lot of devices that insist on using Java. There are lots of top end stuff that uses Java in a browser for configuration and although some offer a much more powerful command line interface as well, sometimes they don't and sometimes I can't be arsed to remember and just want to click on stuff.

Hopefully whoever develops the next thing wot will configure lots of stuff will get it right but I doubt it. Whenever something gets popular enough to be used ubiquitously then it will be bought and sold mercilessly and then deprecated by NIH competitors in a damning display of what is wrong with patents as practiced currently.

I have rather a lot of browsers installed (and VMs for the rest). t'intertubes have been pretty much fixed with regards browser compatibility. NOW FIX MY FUCKING (V)LAN.

Jon

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Why are enterprises being irresistibly drawn towards SSDs?

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I'm no expert in who's who here but my Crucial SSD is described as a Crucial/Micron by GSmartControl so I'm guessing that Crucial is the consumer brand and Micron is the enterprise brand. I bought it based on a Toms Hardware review, there was a Samsung jobbie that was newly released at the time that claimed far superior performance for about 2x price.

So far I'm really happy and I really have thrashed it. Anecdotally, I'm seeing a boot time reduced from say 2 mins to desktop to around 30 secs (KDE doesn't start quickly for anyone). However (cold) boot to login screen is now a few seconds, quick enough that I happily reboot again instead of quoting silly uptimes to Windoze users 8)

So much for the consumer stuff. I'm still evaluating SSD for enterprise before I start deploying it in anger. I have my own views here but so far they pretty much jibe with TPs - I'm a little conservative ...

Cheers

Jon

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Re: Where's the value?

It's tools for the job. You are no doubt familiar with when you should be deploying SAS or SATA and when to use a particular RAID level or not. Now we have another weapon in our arsenal with a set of characteristics. You sit down and study it, prod it and poke at it, play with it (ooo er) and listen to other's advice which you filter through your own experience. You monitor it and compare statistics with other storage devices. You read stuff on t'intertubes and you keep developing your knowledge on the subject.

Then you deploy it appropriately (*). I'm a consultant, me. You?

Oh, sorry: the value is in the benefit - calculate it!

Cheers

Jon

(*) Err, this comment and real life might not completely match up

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@Alan Sharkey: As with all things IT - it depends, and as you hang around here you know that already! Workload, quality of drivers, etc etc and of course the inevitable "Act of $DEITY".

I'm late to the party because although I've been impressed with other people's use - they have been bloody expensive and I totally agree with TP's assessment of those who stick low grade flash into a production server with an incompatible workload and wonder why it dies.

I removed one of the two 1TB Tosh spinning rusts out of my laptop and popped in a Crucial_CT512MX100SSD1. Creative use of a sysrescuecd, cp -a, gparted and a horrific fstab got me back up and running.

So far "erase count" is embarrassingly low after four months. This is on a laptop that runs a shit load of stuff (including MariaDB, PostreSQL, Apache et al) and is installed with a compiler - something like 1GB of source gets converted into the latest updates in a monthly session (mmm Gentoo). I'll start moving stuff back to the SSD and see what effect it has with time.

That fstab in full with truncated UUIDs:

# <fs> <mountpoint> <type> <opts> <dump/pass>

UUID="f1" /boot ext2 relatime,discard 1 2

UUID="16" / ext4 relatime,discard 0 1

UUID="0b" none swap sw 0 0

UUID="1f" /var/lib/libvirt ext4 defaults,relatime 0 0

UUID="14" /var/lib/docker btrfs defaults,relatime 0 0

UUID="50" /var/log ext4 defaults,relatime 0 0

UUID="f6" /portage ext4 defaults,relatime 0 0

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Linux 4.0 debuts with the usual no fanfare

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Re: Figures…

3.19? That's soooo last month(ish).

The non disruptive patching thing is pretty interesting and rather understated in the article. Imagine not having to reboot after updating your kernel! You might like to compare that with even a basic app install on some other OSs which require a reboot.

This might not be such a big deal per se for a home laptop with SSD but the init. on some server kit takes ages especially if Fibre Channel across multiple paths to multiple targets is involved.

It's not finished yet but soon you will be able to do all updates without a reboot but a service or two restart will be necessary. Incidentally, under Linux "lsof | grep 'DEL.*lib' | cut -f 1 -d ' ' | sort -u" will give you hints as to what might need restarting after an updating session. Many distros already take care of that already.

Cheers

Jon

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Struggling through the Crystal Maze in our hunt for a spare CAT5

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" I also got reprimanded for adding a 5 port switch to the network so that the single LAN port ... you know the rest. With me they tried the 'health and safety' angle. Saying that the device was not safe."

I got called out to diagnose a weird network fault at a customer's premises. Some clever bugger used an old ADSL router as a switch to add ports.

It still had DHCP enabled ...

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Because the server room is certainly no place for pets

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Re: How do you virtualize old hardware?

"Take the case of FreeBSD. Only the most recent versions support VMware's vmx network interface. Previously, you needed the emulated intel NIC. But older versions of FreeBSD didn't even have a driver for that."

Have you actually found that to be a problem? A couple of years ago I ran some tests through a pfSense 2.0 system that had e1000 NICs in it. That would be a pretty old FreeBSD. This was on a ESXi 5.1 three node cluster of Dell PE 610s with Dell PC 62xx switches and quite a lot of other stuff going on.

I got quite close to wirespeed routing for 1 gigabit.

The hypervisor aware drivers are handy, depending on your workload. It allows the HV and VMs to cooperate rather than the HV enforcing.

I do call bollocks on this though: "But older versions of FreeBSD didn't even have a driver for that." How old? em has been around for quite a while ...

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Facebook does fling COOKIES around, but privacy is assured

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Re: That explains...

Blocking FB causes your browsers to wait for a timeout. If you are truly serious about this then why not:

* Redirect FB to Google+ - you'll triple their hits

* Use a transparent proxy to insert content of your choice (*)

* Redirect FB to 127.0.0.1 with predictably hillarious hosts file like results

* Redirect FB to a site that offends your totalitarian leadership a la China

* Use Squid (other proxies are available) to redirect FB to your webserver, which replies with very little. This is the correct answer by the way: a request should return something. If you want to mess with someone's website content, then you have to put some work in to change it or put up with timeouts.

Cheers

Jon

(*) OK - I've done this with a filter in Squid years ago, Google "upsidedownternet". I just have again and the original post is lost amongst all the howtos. Wish I could find the original again - anyone?

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

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Re: Bad net citizens...

Don't bother with IP blocks - their AS numbers is the way to go. However even if the world was to do that (probably a modern age declaration of war), it would be a stupid way to deal with internet damage.

What we need are politicians (or at least their advisors) who intuitively understand the way t'intertubes works, similar to the way most people understand to a reasonable degree how the road system works. They will also need to understand the cause and effect of this cannon thingie on commerce. Then they will have to liaise with other governments and work around potential net neutrality issues - yes that is probably relevant.

Fuck me - the more I think about it - the more complex it becomes and it's late on a Friday. I'll stop here to avoid an essay 8)

Cheers

Jon

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Cisco and Level 3 team up to squash brute force server hijackers

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Honeypot

For a laugh I set up a fake ssh daemon on a VM on its own VLAN for obvious reasons. I gave it an external IP that we'd never used before and waited. After a day, nothing. I then pinged a few addresses (OK quite a few) from my firewall logger. Bang: 7000 attempts within a few hours.

Then it went berserk. I now have a huge blacklist for passwords. I also have a username blacklist but that is harder to enforce but my service/daemon accounts are different nowadays 8) I'll do it again in a while and update my password blacklist.

For the record: port 22 only from whitelisted addresses. Dynamic IP? you'll need a VPN then. End of chat.

Cheers

Jon

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The VMware, Nutanix mud wrestle is hilarious, but which one is crying with fear on the inside?

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Efficiency

Efficiency of what exactly? Converting marketing literature into hot air?

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Al Franken to FBI: We need MORE revenge smut arrests

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This particular instance of copyright shouldn't be treated any differently.

Don't want the possibility of it happening don't consent. Simple."

Not so simple: how do you tell the difference between a consensual picture and one taken by a hidden camera? I suspect that copyright law is neither going through the mind of the rights holder at the time these pictures/video are likely to be taken nor is it strong enough to deter the violator.

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WIN a RockBLOCK Mk2 Iridium sat comms unit

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Re: HAINES

RLY - trying for teacher's pet status?

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Alien

TRIDGE

Tiny Radio Installation Diagnostics General Enquiry

He did donate the device, so it only seems fair.

Cheers

Jon

PS He also gave the world SAMBA 8)

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Torvalds' temptress comes of age: Xfce 4.12 hits the streets

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Mmmm choice

Personally I don't really care what desktop environment you lot above use but I do care that we all have choice - lots of it. And I spotted a *BSD user pop their head over the parapet - yes: choice of free OS.

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

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Re: They still have IE

True, but to be fair the Windows built in SSL cert store is a lot easier to manage than the NSS thingie that FF and Chrome use, once you get the hang of the console. As for the nightmare that is the OpenSSL collection ...

Actually they are all bollocks and should be easier to get at, explained better and bulk ops should be supported so you can actually manage **YOUR** policy not have it simply foisted on you.

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Verbosity

"The decision that Google has made is unacceptable and unintelligible to CNNIC"

If the decision is unintelligible, then how do they know that it would be unacceptable to them?

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Light the torches! NSA's BFF Senator Feinstein calls for e-book burning

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The AC is pretty old

My Dad was an ATO in the RAOC many moons ago and I can recall him mentioning the Anarchist's Cookbook at least in the late 70s.

Now we have the internet to spread stuff - good and bad - you'll never get rid of it. Trying to enact a ban on it and it's ike is just plain bloody stupid. Keeping a weather eye on downloads of a few 1000 examples across the world would be a far better idea and is almost certainly the approach our Intel services use.

Oh, and Dad's advice is to avoid it - you will probably need sponging off the walls if you don't really understand the chemistry and can't fill in the bits that are missing in some of the recipes.

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Barry Obama declares national emergency over foreign hackers

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Re: The opposite situation

"And does the rest of the world have the right to sanction the USA whose "agencies" are only to happy to infiltrate, pirate, hack, spy, snoop, steal on the rest of the world...."

Get a grip - ali hat foil wearer - take a deep breath and calm down. You might like to bear in mind that you feel able to make a comment like that in the first place.

You might like to reflect on the fact that the recent peaceful conclusion of a transfer of power through boring old voting in Nigeria was so surprising that it hit the news, not for the change in government but the lack of bloodshed.

You may want to forsake the blandishments of your perceived lack of enpowerment and actually open your eyes and see that you *are* free, and able to make a difference - if you can be arsed. Democracy *is* hard for individuals but pretty good for societies.

Intel agencies have always been with us and rather handy in many cases. If you don't like them or their means then you should probably stand for election - that's how we enact change in democracies. At the very least, you might want to become an activist or lobby your MP/your_elected_representative and not whine here.

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Microsoft to slash price of top-level MSDN subs for Visual Studio 2015

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Seems a bit pricey

Can't remember how much I paid for vim, it was that long ago. I recall it being a bit of a bargain.

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Think server vulns are the IT department's problem? Think again

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Re: Attack surface

Yep, you put your finger on it - ditch Windows.

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Huawei networking kit gets the green light from Blighty's spooks

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Re: Wanted: a switch I can examine..

" I have everything else,"

Really? I bet you don't have access to the firmware on your hard discs. Are you really using a free and open BIOS? I assume you are running Linux or a BSD and presumably you have compiled it yourself from scratch, via a trusted compiler. Note that even using Gentoo is considered cheating here.

Unless all you have is a switch with nothing connected to it, then I don't believe you. On the other hand if you do have anything more complex than a toothpick plugged into it, you have more to worry about than your switch's firmware.

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'If people can encrypt their cell phones, what's stopping them encrypting their PCs?'

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" which is that he evidently believes there is some kind of innate right that allows governments to spy"

He's from TX which from my limited experience seems to have rather a lot of people in it with more than the usual mutually exclusive ideas within their belief system. Couple that with a frontier mentality and big guns - what could possibly go wrong?

I'm being very unfair to the vast majority of Texans, but they still managed to elect at least one Congressman who lacks some pretty basic knowledge of the world post 2000. 2000? - maybe 1900 ...

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Building a better society from the Czechs' version of Meccano

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Re: That's not a mining machine

I've seen that beast and it is truly huge. We were able to get pretty close to the edge of the surface and watch the huge buckets simply rip up lumps of earth in car sized chunks.

Luckily, after they gouge huge holes in the planet, they simply backfill with unicorn poo and Gaia is happy once again. Well that was the take-away message from the visitor centre.

Cheers

Jon

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Hotel Wi-Fi not only hideously expensive – it's horribly insecure

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Re: There are precisely three WiFi networks ...

"There are precisely three WiFi networks ...

... where VPN is not always necessary

1. Your own home network"

Your home WiFi _VLAN_ surely? I have three - one for laptops etc, another for phones and other devices and the last for guests. Management is on yet another VLAN, as are servers. Cameras and IoT stuff get another. No - I don't have an all/all firewall rule on each router interface!

Not your average home setup. I also have a huge roll of ali foil and hat making instructions for all guests (who are increasingly rare these days, for some reason.)

Cheers

Jon

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Flak for Slack chaps in yak app hack flap: User database whacked

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Check

Quotes in place - check.

Lots of commas and all full stops accounted for - check.

Sub-headline - can't be bothered to check.

LET'S HIT PUBLISH, IT'S PUB O'CLOCK.

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Satellite cannon starts shooting Doves, this time under control

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Over tightened screws?

Over tightened screws in a satellite seems a bit naff. Last year I found the bolts on my car's front wheels were not torqued properly (or at all) after an MoT and a replace of tyres. I nearly reached for a lawyer instead of a wrench, when I eventually traced the knocking noise on deceleration. Thankfully wifey's car didn't end up on its nose first or worse.

How the hell can something as basic as torque be screwed up on something so expensive and destined to be rather remote?

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New Xen vuln triggers Amazon, Rackspace reboot panic redux

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FFS

Don't these people use live migration? Surely they can afford a SAN or two to get shared storage.

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Tim Cook chills the spines of swingers worldwide

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"Cook said that – among other things – the wrist-wearing gizmo would nag sedentary people once an hour to remind them to stand up and walk around."

... and promptly destroyed half his potential market. Who wants to be nagged or be described as lazy?

S&M will need to have words and teach him the gentle art of the acceptable euphemisms and platitudes that pass for advertising these days.

Jon

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MEGA PATENT DUMP! Ericsson, Smartflash blitz Apple: iPhone, iPad menaced by sales block

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Check out the innovation

US patent 6,122,263: "Internet Access For Cellular Networks". Seemed a bit obvious, so I thought I'd read it.

TL;DR: The patent describes how (in the late 90s) wireless mobile or cell links tend to be slower than wired links and that these links are bridged together already for voice. PSTN and ISDN are circuit switched but IP is packet switched. The "invention" describes a particular method of sending data as well as voice over the two types of layer 2 links.

By that time layer 2 bridging and layer 3 routing were already invented and so was flow control. Should a particular implementation, linking existing standards, be considered innovative?

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FORK ME! Uber hauls GitHub into court to find who hacked database of 50,000 drivers

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WTF?

Re: Heh

"Uber wasting a lot of money to find out an IP address that'll be a VPN or open proxy in China or one of the IS controlled parts of Iraq or something."

You are probably right but even l33t haxxors have been known to screw up. What I don't understand is why the police haven't been involved and ruled in or out this line of investigation months ago. Why on earth is a private company taking another one to court when a seemingly criminal act has happened?

Quis custodiet hipsterae?

Jon

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Reckon YOU can write better headlines than us? Great – apply within

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Re: Proof Reading (in Berkshire)

Perhaps not my best after a bottle of red.

Still, if you can beat my current job title of Managing Director - I'm all ears 8)

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Proof Reading (in Berkshire)

"Proofread quickly but carefully to catch typos, spelling mistakes, tautologies, mixed metaphors, and similar errors.

Sharpen up sentences to The Register’s punchy style.

Write headlines, sub-headlines and picture captions to Register style."

The first will often preclude the second and third requirements. Perhaps you missed out "inadvertent" in that one.

My copy is the one in double spacing, with an insertion symbol in the left (wider) margin etc etc ...

Cheers

Jon

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Don't pay for the BBC? Then no Doctor Who for you, I'm afraid

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Re: I'd happily pay the license fee to access BBC from New Zealand

Personally speaking, as a UK resi, I'd be happy for that. Seems fair enough although an export tax err fee should probably be a fair bit cheaper than the full fat local version because OD via iPlayer is after the event I believe unless they start streaming live stuff at the same time as the TV transmission (1).

There will be some sort of naff licensing arrangement making this unworkable though. Probably, in your case, NZ TV content delivery agents (TV/Netflix/SKY or whatever exists in your part of the world) will not allow a foreign national org like the BBC to muscle in. Then the local govt will probably want to raise a levy etc etc

Mind you the more I think about it, I don't see why the BBC couldn't directly deliver our domestic content abroad and it could kill off the awful BBCWS (TV not radio - that was excellent) ...

Cheers

Jon

(1) Mind you, live seems to mean 10 mins delay to allow for cutting out naughtiness these days.

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Errant update borks Samsung 850 Pro SSDs

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Re: Think people

"These people upgraded the firmware on their drives with no RAID and no backup?"

Really?

RAID with SSD is really hard and probably doesn't work the way you think it does, it's also probably bloody stupid due to the way SSDs work. Now SSDs as cache for a RAID spinning rust array is a good idea but that is generally called a SAN and a bit big for a laptop with one or perhaps two HDD slots.

Backups - yes good idea.

I do find it rather sad that many Windows apps insist on installing their own auto updater thingie. Could they not register with MS and have them delivered via the built in Windows Updates mechanism.

Now a HDD needing an auto-updater - WTF!

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$533 MEEELLION – the cost of Apple’s iTunes patent infringement

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"Stopped reading right there."

Ahh ... Slashdot commentard 8)

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'Utterly unusable' MS Word dumped by SciFi author Charles Stross

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Re: Confused

"The problem is is Charlie is using Office on a MAC which is not as good as the Windows version."

Whereas now he uses LO, he gets pretty much an identical application whether on Mac, Windows or Linux. The only real difference is one, two or three mouse buttons.

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Facebook security chap finds 10 Superfish sub-species

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Re: Certificate Pinning in DNS guys!

DANE needs DNSSEC as a prerequisite.

I'm happy setting up IPv6 reverse zones from scratch for BIND via a text editor (oh God the zeros) but DNSSEC scares me 8)

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