* Posts by TrevorH

29 posts • joined 22 Sep 2009

Bash bug: Shellshocked yet? You will be ... when this goes WORM

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Even the fix is flawed... CVE-2014-7169

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MtGox has VANISHED. So where have all the Bitcoins gone?

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"So even if Mt Gox has lost 6% of all its Bitcoins, it's still massively more solvent than any bank"

Err, no, it lost 6% of *all* Bitcoins. Not 6% of "its Bitcoins".

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Apple plans to waggle iNormous 4½-incher in fanbois' faces

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VPL or VLP

Surely a VPL is a Visible Pantie Line not a Very Phone Large. Perhaps you meant a VLP?

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Just when you were considering Red Hat Linux 6.5, here comes 7

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Re: and will it have python > 2.4 FINALLY?

You seem to have missed RHEL 6 entirely then. It's had python 2.6.6 since 2010 when it was released.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 ships, but still no RHEL 7 in sight

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Re: Major changes

Based on RHEL 5 & 6, there was a public beta first followed around 6 months later by the GA release. If they follow the same pattern this time, even if the beta came out tomorrow, the GA wouldn't be until mid-2014.

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Dell orbits Linux a third time with revamped Sputnik notebooks

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Sputnik 2 owner

I have one of the older Sputnik 2 models, though mine came from the Dell Outlet with Windows 8 on it. The hardware is identical to the developer edition that Dell ship however. I've got no complaints (well only one and that's that they used the cheapest touchpad that money can buy). It installed and runs CentOS 6.4 with no problems at all and everything on it works perfectly. Battery lasts a good 6 hours or more and I'd imagine that'd be the biggest improvement with the newer one.

And it's an ultrabook hence the cost of the thing. It's not a bottom-feeding 5lb laptop, it's a MacAir-alike. I give mine an 8 out of 10 so it's really nice to see Dell still improving the model.

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That Microsoft-Nokia merger you've been predicting? It's no go

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2) fire Elop

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Soylent Corporation prepares to DEFEAT FOOD

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Naming a product after a fictional glop made out of ground up human bodies sounds a little silly.

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Microsoft reveals Xbox One, the console that can read your heartbeat

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It's £399

Within 3 hours of the announcement I had SPAM in my inbox trying to sell me one for £399.

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8 in 10 small UK firms hacked last year - at £65k a pop: Report

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FAIL

I expect more from the Register than this

Please, I expect the Register to at least take this sort of rubbish with a large pinch of salt. One of your commenters digs deeper into the reasons for these ridiculous numbers yet your writer seems to have just taken them at face value. Classic case of "Lies, damned lies, and statistics"

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Review: Google Nexus 4

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No mention of call quality

All the other online reviews that I've read say it's great as a computer and crap as a phone with most comparing call quality to a dalek. No mention of using this as a phone!

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US Dept for Homeland Security shafted by trivial web bug

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You can't trust version numbers

You report that the site is running RHEL with apache 2.2.3 and php 5.3.3 and say that both should be upgraded but RHEL does not use standard version numbering so 2.2.3 could already be the latest apache version on RHEL5 with all known security bugs fixed. Likewise for php 5.3.3, if they're running the RH supplied php53 packages then they could already be patched to date.

https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/backporting/

Never trust a version number.

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UK.gov to clear way for Britain's first SPACEPORT

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Less of the CRAPITALS please

Putting CAPITALS in your subheadings was amusing the first time you did it. When you do it all the time, it becomes childish and annoying. Please stop.

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Mozilla shoots down Thunderbird, hatches new release model

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Wait...

But the bits that are missing from Thunderbird are the same bits that have always been missing: no calendaring and scheduling facilities. And, yes, I do know about Lightning but that's a very poor relation to the sort of thing that's in (shudder) Outlook. To get widespread adoption of Thunderbird as a fully fledged replacement for anything that's useful in an office environment needs this sort of stuff to be included.

The entire open source calendaring landscape is mostly bare and what little there is doesn't work properly. Not just clients but servers too. It one area where there's nothing to touch the proprietary systems.

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Red Hat pumps up Enterprise Linux to 6.3

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Release notes URL wrong

http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.3_Release_Notes/index.html

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The best April 1 gags … or were they?

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Facepalm

I see that this year even the government joined in the April fool's frenzy with their new monitor everything everywhere law.

Oh, wait...

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WD slashes warranty periods on Blue and Green drives

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I bought 4 of their crappy 'Green Power' drives and have RMA'ed all 4 plus one of the replacements so far. The reduction in their warranty presumably reflects the fact that they're disposable rubbish.

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Red Hat's sales architect exits on Linux high

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http://www.acronis.com/pr/2010/11/24-13-53.html

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Farewell then, Sony Ericsson

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Your pic of the Sony Z5 brings back memories - one of the nicest phones I ever had (and the first too). I regretted changing it for years and I still have a soft spot for it now. I think it's probably still the smallest phone I've ever seen.

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Gelsinger pops lid on top-secret EMC Lightning code

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identical connectors on the top edge

Errr, wouldn't that be because it's a PCIe card?

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Firms are RUBBISH at payment security

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Too many false positives

Since this is failing the initial compliance audit then it will include huge numbers of false positive results from the security scan on most systems. I regularly see things like openssh version must be >= 5.whatever complaining about the 4.3 that's used on RHEL5 systems even though Redhat backport all the security fixes to their version.

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Intel buys Silicon Hive for SoC smarts

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Supermarket techie in mega loyalty-point blag

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All that effort for so little reward

He went to all that risk for roughly 9k a year? You sure his name wasn't kermit?

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Samsung Wave smartphone

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Bada Bing

So... is the search engine on it by Microsoft thus giving us Bada Bing?

Sorry, someone had to do it...

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Sony Vaio P netbook

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Ugly ugly ugly

That has to be the ugliest laptop that I have ever seen.

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RHEL 5.5 - extra lube for your KVMs

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Yes but where is RHEL6!

RHEL6: Only a year late and not even in beta yet!

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Parcelforce fails to deliver for Windows 7 lovers

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FAIL

Seamonkey

It hates Mozilla Seamonkey on all platforms!

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Malicious PDFs can commandeer BlackBerry Servers, RIM warns

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Does not affect phones,only servers

A bit misleading, it doesn't commandeer your blackberry, it goes for the server not the phone.

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Futuristic head-mounted PC launching in 2010

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Ridiculous

Oh, please! 85g. Who are they kidding? My phone weighs 85g and that lot looks more like 850g of complete stupidity

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