* Posts by Jay

11 posts • joined 16 May 2007

Dell restructuring puts 2,000 Limerick jobs under threat

Jay
Coat

Obligatory

As Dell begins trimming their bloat

In a desperate bid to stay afloat

They feel recession's bite

But their products are... crap

...I think it's time that I go get my coat.

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Netbooks and Mini-Laptops

Jay

Excessive much?

I appreciate the ad driven model, but seriously guys; nine pages for an article? Web pages have a scroll bar; don't be afraid of it...

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FCC preps puritanical broadband

Jay

Oh, that's a challenge to subvert...

An ssh tunnel or a VPN solution later, and you can get all the naughtiness you can stand...

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Hacker cops to $70k botnet rampage

Jay

Transmitting Code?

"Transmitting code to damage protected computers?"

Apparently they weren't THAT well protected...

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Asus floors it with Lamborghini laptop revamp

Jay

@Stephen

Along with the fact that this advertisement takes up two pages. The Reg has gone downhill as of late-- a lot of articles are 5 page monstrosities...

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First public Firefox 3 candidate shoots out the door

Jay

Re: Mark

Not so. The beauty of Firefox is in its transparency. The trouble with Phorm is in its lack of informed consent; Firefox tends to be rather up front about what it's doing, and those who're more knowledgeable can audit the code to ensure that there aren't any nasty surprises.

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Anti-virus hacking contest polarizes vendors

Jay

Boo hoo hoo...

Oh dear. You mean that having a detection database of everything under the sun isn't a sustainable model? When are these companies going to tumble to the fact that enumerating badness is hard, while enumerating goodness really isn't?

Realistically, how many programs does the average user run? Far fewer than the number of malware signatures in any given update from an AV vendor.

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Apple's Time Machine now works as advertised

Jay

What I want to see...

...is the ability to use Time Machine to a network share. I guess I fail to see why this hasn't been taken care of by now?

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Students win appeal against cyberjihad convictions

Jay

@AC, Worrying

Okay, so apparently they might support terrorism. You might support child pornography, but until you actually posess some, they can't arrest you for it; there's that whole "innocent until proven guilty" thing going on...

In today's society you're allowed to support almost anything, you're just not allowed to act upon it.

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VMware gets multi-server config tool

Jay

How does this...

...beat ClusterSSH (assuming you're running *nix servers)? Start it up in an X session, it connects to each host you define, and echoes your keystrokes to each machine. Type "vi /etc/ntp.conf" and you've just edited it on as many servers as you've connected to.

Oh, and it's free.

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Cisco borgs ________

Jay

Mythmaking

Mergers and acquisitions are one of the greatest growth frauds of all. You buy another company, and you add its revenue to yours, and suddenly you have a much greater revenue figure. However, you haven't really DONE anything, you've just combined two streams into one larger one.

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