* Posts by seven of five

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Here's how the missile-free Royal Navy can sink enemy ships after 2018

seven of five

Could carry the SLAM-ER

ironically, the Swordfish would be able to carry around a SLAM-ER, which is the air launched version of said, just abolished, Harpoon...

Can we have the Missle controleable by a tablet? So the rear gunner might make uso of it? How hard can it be? (and what could *possibly* go wrong?)

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Gone in 70 seconds: Holding Enter key can smash through defense

seven of five

> Vote thumbs down if you have a pony tail!

Well, it is not a "tail" as such. And I also have long hair...

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seven of five

Not the whole story:

This is not a "find a linux box, press enter and access everything" kind of exploit.

Said root shell is the emergency shell launched after 93 failed attempts to decrypt the filesystems and continue booting.

It requires a linux system with encrypted boot filesystems you have terminal (not ssh) access to after a forced reboot of said system (powerfail, usually).

As we specifically talk about systems which will never restart on their own due to the password neccessary finding one of your systems crashed for whatever reasons now requires extra-extra caution as you may well find a keylogger or trojan present.

quick fix: adding panic=5 to your grub config.

good fix: as per CVE-2016-4484 (effectively stop offering the rescue shell and enter a boot loop).

hth

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IBM: Why our Power9 CPU is going to make data centers great again

seven of five

At least, with most of these boxes you can license as many (or little) cores as you need. Doesn´t make each one cheaper, but you do not have to pay for twelve when all you want is five...

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Bungling ATM thieves blow up bank statement machine

seven of five

Re: It's "Kontoauszugsdrucker"

Apart from the statement printer nothing is a "proper" word used. And these are dying out as well (usually more quiet, though).

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seven of five

Re: It's "Kontoauszugsdrucker"

Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftkontoauszugsdruckerwartungsbevollmaechtigter.

> Do I win?

No.

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European F-35 avionics to be overhauled at Sealand, says UK.gov

seven of five

Re: ...landed in a very very short fashion...

Like the pilots say: Any landing you walk away from was a good one. Bonus if you can re-use the aircraft afterwards...

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seven of five

> No it will not. You will need a BIG blowtorch to free it from the melted tarmac after that.

>

> While the Harrier and the Yak-38 could land nearly anywhere, that is no longer the case

> for the F35 because of its exhaust temperature. If it is landing on tarmac it will melt it, if it

> is landing on grass it is pretty much guaranteed to be set on fire.

This "aircraft" is getting better and better. Wasn´t the engine an extra-cost option anyway? My truck idea gets more attractive by the second...

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seven of five
Joke

> I doubt there will be any such animal. RAF Sealand no longer has a runway, and is used to repair avionics

> that have been removed from aircraft.

In theory the F35B, as a stovl, wound not really need a runway - some straight bit of road should do the trick.

> Any aircraft shipped there will arrive by truck.

Ah, excellent idea: sell HMS Sitting Duck and HMS White Elephant to india and use a RO-RO freigther laden with trucks laden with F35 as a replacement.

...given this, one might save even more money and use the F35A instead :)

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'Trust it': Results of Signal's first formal crypto analysis are in

seven of five

Google play

Signal would be much more cool if it would not require Google play (or its push services). Though I completely understand rolling out your own push infrastructure is no small feat. I´d gladly pay for it, though.

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Facebook 'fesses up to WhatsApp privacy blunder in UK

seven of five
Flame

"blunder"

blunder my ass.

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We're great, you don't understand competition law, Google tells Europe

seven of five

Europe might be a shadow of what they aspire to be be, but as long as corps do not get extrateritoriality they would do fine not to step onto the toes of people who could put a tank on their lawn. Literally.

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Standing out from the crowd with an Android phone? You and 90 per cent of the market

seven of five

Re: Blackberry

Would be an interesting lesson. The product actually was pretty good. Pretty pretty good.

Got myself a Q10 this summer (when they were on sale for 99EUR) and it feels like bringing a combat shotgun to a pillowfight. This QNX thing just works, and the touch is more precise than on the company issued 5S. The built-in android emulation eats battery, though, I rarely get three days out of a charge.

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What should the Red Arrows' new aircraft be?

seven of five

Incom T-65 B

´nuff said.

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High rear end winds cause F-35A ground engine fire

seven of five

at the base for surface-to-air training.

THey mean like starting and stuff?

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Newest Royal Navy warship weighs as much as 120 London buses

seven of five

Re: HMS Forth??

> What happened to the first three?

BAE

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seven of five

Re: 120 London buses

essentially correct (for displacement hulls).

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Windows Update borks PowerShell – Microsoft won't fix it for a week

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Joke

(Warning, may contain traces of sarcasm)

"Microsoft even went as far as to open source PowerShell last week, [...]"

aaaaand already broken. See? SEE!!1!one! This is the scourge of open source...

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DCIG mid-market array guide: Why we left those companies out

seven of five

Bovine excrement.

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Blackberry beats the vendors it trails, finishes Quadrooter patches

seven of five

Re: You listening

Not only Samsung, all of them - including Goo^H^H^HAlphabet.

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seven of five

You (Mr Chirgwin) can cut the smug grin.

Your tone is inadequate. RIM did an excellent job here and deserves better than a sarcastic remark.

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Farewell Patch Tuesday fragmentation: from October, MS will roll just one monthly patch

seven of five

Yeah, nice, little Operating system you have there. Would be a shame if anything happened to it...

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seven of five

[...]Windows will release a single Monthly Rollup that addresses both security issues and reliability issues in a single update,[...]

iow: the next GWX will get us all.

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MoD flings £800m at Dragons' Den miltech startup wheeze as post-Brexit costs bite

seven of five

Re: futuristic

only what you see, pal...

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Microsoft buries the bad Windows Phone news: Mobile sales collapse

seven of five

Blackberry?

If Blackberry is as dead as they all claim, how dead is Windows phone?

And I was pretty sure BB to be the first to exit. bbexit, kinda (SCNR).

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Giant Musk-stick test-firing proves a rocket can rise twice

seven of five

All nice and well, but

This all looks very fancy, but can the rocket also start and land from... say

.

.

.

inside an old volcano?

...Now wheres me cat? pardon: Wo ist meine Katze?

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A trip to the Twilight Zone with a support guy called Iron Maiden

seven of five

Re: Hmm.

Oh, you are soooo funny.

Ha.

Ha.

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DARPA's 'flying wing' drone inches closer to lift-off

seven of five

Re: actually 600lb, 272Kg, can make quite a fair sized bang

against a ship, even less.

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seven of five

"Tactically Exploited"?

Who comes up with these names?

Why not:

Blast

Shit

Outta

´Dem

or

Unique

Performance

Search,

Kill,

Investigate,

Rotorcraft

Technology?

Bah, amateurs.

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Are DataCore's SPC benchmarks unfair?

seven of five

convert to market share?

While it will be in the (storage) news for a while, the pactical releveance for most of us just isn´t there.

selecting your (or rather your companies) next storage system rarely contains "who is the quickest" in step one.

RAS, existing service contracts, hassle free migration and -of course- the numbers returned from your buying department will be more relevant.

I actually do wonder whether they really did themselves a favour by that number - we could never consider such a system now as we need around 1200TB of disk storage, this would result in a hundred of their parallel servers. Thats half a billion iops. Or buy a slower configuration, but who would buy they quickest array there is and then slow it down?

I´d be interested if this really converts to market share.

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Germany: If Brits vote to Remain, we'll admit Hurst's 1966 goal was a goal

seven of five

If it is in "Bild"

... it is a lie.

Flee, you fools!

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The SPC-1 benchmark is cobblers, thunders Oracle veep

seven of five

What Datacore did not say:

"We actually only used 1.25TB (per server node) for the DRAM (2.5TB total for both nodes) to get 5.1 million IOPS, while Huawei used 4.0TB [in total] to get 3 million IOPS."

Somehow Datacore failed to mention their parallel server had a usable capacity of 12Tbyte, while the V18800 came with 69Tbyte usable capacity, 4,8TB usable per TB cache on datacore vs 17TB per TB on Huawei´s system.

jftr...

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Burger-slinger Wendy’s admits: Cash-till data breach hit 1 in 20 outlets

seven of five

paper slips and coins

Now how inconvenient would it have been to pay cash for that lousy burger? An ATM is dangerous enough these days, no chance in hell I´ll stick something valid for several thousand euros into that POS (HA!) terminal to pay fo a tenner.

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Power9: Google gives Intel a chip-flip migraine, IBM tries to lures big biz

seven of five

Re: POWER9 performance?

[power is slower than x86, oracle wins, yadda yadda...]

look, kebabbert got a new handle...

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Storage admins.... they'll take your jobs

seven of five

relax...

having seen what (capable) server admins did to perfectly innocent SAN or arrays, I can sleep comfortably and know:

Their incompetence is my job security.

There is more to storage administration than just allocating gigabytes.

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Intel tock blocked for good: Tick-tock now an oom-pah-pah waltz

seven of five

Re: Beginning of the end for Intel?

> Remember when Intel killed MIPS with Itainium

speaking of which: When did the last one of these come out and how happy are HP(now)E about this?

It feels like ages the last time Matt Bryant did one of his "down with POWER, all hail Itanium" rages. At least there is still some life in SPARC...

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Cisco slings speedier SAN switches

seven of five

Re: I'm wearing a Cisco shirt... but

An interesting post with many uncommon conclusions. And all those great percentages. Nice.

Now, how polite was that! :)

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Dixons Carphone to shut down 134 shops

seven of five

Re: Somebody say something nice about them

Let me try:

The are above average in their market.

hmm, thats too generic.

They do everything they can. (Noooo, just sarcastic)

How about: They have put up a valliant effort.

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IBM still on a (downward) roll with 15th consecutive quarterly revenue drop

seven of five

Re: I am not a business type...

Still more income (and certainly more profitable) than most countries on this planet.

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Windows 10 makes big gains at home, lags at work

seven of five

I also see:

Additionally, Win 7 looks stable and all growth of Win X is at the cost of version 8.

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Windows 10: What's coming in 2016?

seven of five

First, second and third thing to come:

First, second and third thing to come will be more imaginative ways to bother those still not on W10 with sneaky downloads and upgrade nagscreens.

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UK ISP Sky to make smut an opt-in service from 2016

seven of five

At the forefront of technology

Sky, putting the new 451 error code to good use.

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Motorola’s X Force awakens a seemingly ‘shatterproof’ future

seven of five

too good to be true?

So, for a mere 500 quid I do get everything one could wish for:

- stock android

- large battery

- dual sim

- decent camera

-SD slot

(and alumunium!).

Its a trap, isn´t it?

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How I found a small, weird-looking horned dinosaur from eastern USA

seven of five

[...]horned, strong arms, huge talons, dwells in the east - its a bloody deathclaw I tell you!

-- Harold

(and how did you survive? I didn´t! Haha, ´loving that joke...)

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Brocade admins: Check your privilege

seven of five

Fabric OS v6.3.1b is very old

That is a pretty historic release (most 8 and 16GBit switches should run v7), but then again I would not bet this to be fixed in v7.

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BOFH: How long does it take to complete Friday's lager-related tasks?

seven of five

[...] Mary?" the PFY asks.

"My name's Sonia."

[...] says Mary...

excellent.

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128GB DDR4 DIMMs have landed so double your RAM cram plan

seven of five

Re: Make Moooaaaarrrrrr!!!

Only those "Midrange / *NIX systems" can have theses sticks as well and will top out at 16-32TB by then.

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Coffee fixes the damage booze did to your liver, study finds

seven of five

Re: Short on the key metrics.

another one, of course.

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Pause Patch Tuesday downloads, buggy code can kill Outlook

seven of five

"Anyone relying on Outlook for their email is in for a nasty surprise."

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Google's YouTube Red deal: Sign, or we'll make you disappear

seven of five

Impressive

I am impressed (and somewhat disappointed at the same time) you managed to keep a straight face with reporting the tube going red.

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