* Posts by Adam Inistrator

120 posts • joined 19 Apr 2011

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What do China, FBI and UK have in common? All three want backdoors in Western technology

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Re: George Orwell

indeed ^_^

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Re: George Orwell

just because you were right doesnt mean you are not a nutter

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Microsoft 'showers gold' on anti-Google Cyanogen and its Android alternative

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unstable platform

I wish phones were as stable as pc's. Cyanogen doesnt install on any of the phones I could use. Come to think of it - possibly Linux has been coat-tailing on MS success in keeping PC hardware standardised.

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'Revenge porn' bully told not to post people's nude pics online. That's it. That's his punishment

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Re: Daily Mail

such wit!

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Daily Mail

The article title and some of the comments here sound like something out of the Daily Mail.

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'LOOK into my EYES: You are feeling very worried about the climate ... SO worried'

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Pigeon

Possibly for Psycho Prof. Pigeon it is all a big joke studying and experimenting on the masses seeing how they can be manipulated and he doesnt really give a damn about the issue itself one way or another.

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Welcome to Spartan, Microsoft's persuasive argument for... Chrome

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erp apps

I wonder if sparta!!!!!!!!!!!!! will support sync programming like ie. "normal" programming of full blown data/erp apps in other browsers can be a nightmare due to ff/webkit developers obsession with async programming ... which is itself down to their single threaded access to the ui. At least in ie there is the synchronous showmodaldialog (which firefox and chrome adopted from ie for some years) but now firefox and chrome have/are dumping this and we are using their rather bizarre "yield*" to do normal programming in those browsers and avoid the "async pyramid of doom" style.

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NoSQL pioneer to inject your database with ACID

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Re: Dick Pick

"And the really prescient thing is that the codes used for AM, VM and SVM are all illegal characters in Utf8, and so can still work as separators in this post-ASCII world."

Well, you typically cant store or transmit it officially as "utf-8" because standards based systems choke on illegal bytes. ioconv to some new unicode chars solves that easily enough though.

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Re: Dick Pick

Pick IS key value store AND multivalues. Awesome database in its time but failure as an operating system. We still use it very profitably in a different guise.

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Blind justice: Google lawsuit silences elected state prosecutor

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Re: i forget...

"dont be evil" is a command to us from our overlord

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Trolls have DARK TETRAD of personality defects, say trickcyclists

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Re: Kindly don't link trolls to BDSM dungeons.

why dont you just say "some of my best friends are into BDSM"

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are trolls ever good?

is someone like baron sacha cohen a "good" troll?

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AWS control freak can now manage ON-PREMISES servers

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software rental

sounds like 15$/month/server or $180/year/server to rent their software, on full time basis anyway

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Plusnet customers SWAMPED by spam but BT-owned ISP dismisses data breach claims

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Re: Multiple addresses are a doddle

I dropped catchalls because it ended up over time being massively spammed but come to think of it you could give out random emails on every occasion but all ending in xyz and then dump everything that doesnt end up in xyz.

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Ten Linux freeware apps to feed your penguin

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Re: I know 10 is a small number, but

+1 remmina ... all your rdp/ssh/scp connections in 1 and you learn where the bugs are and avoid them. on windows tunnelier is the same tool ... thankfully windows is in the past for me

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systemd row ends with Debian getting forked

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Re: @John Hughes

I dont want to configure logs to be text. I want them to be text by default and optionally something extra which I may come to accept in time given practical proof.

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Re: Debian is dead

that no packages are dependent on systemd surely tells you something about systemd

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Re: "Devuan"

more likely to be a deliberate shift left of the IA to be UV on the keyboard I surmise

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Re: Evil FlusterCluck

the motivation for systemd could be money and salaries as much as anything. they are doing something different and betting the farm on it. just so sad that Debian is moving to it before Redhat has proven it.

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Re: What is systemd

I dont even CARE if it is better! It is NOT the Linux way and Linux is DOING FINE - look at Ubuntu breaking into the various EU organisations as a DESKTOP! Getting a desktop userland OS from Redhat and somebody with the personality of Poett will not end well in the years that come. I'm mourning Debian already.

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We have a winner! Fresh Linux Mint 17.1 – hands down the best

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Re: Upgrades

"Remind me again what prevents the average windows user from taking up Linux in its stead. 8o)"

if user has a problem on windows they blame themselves. If user has a problem on linux .. they blame linux because of psychological FUD like the stuff you thoughtlessly babble. Which leaves Linux for the canny average users .. not just the techno-skilled. Ubuntu desktop works transparently on the Dell computers we use. The tricks that can be used by techno-skilled users on linux simply are not available to average users anywhere and certainly not on windows even by techno-skilled users.

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Re: Herd of cats.

" There is no way the herd of cats that is the "Linux community" is going to be forced into any single solution by some company or evil overlord."

The point is that systemd is trying to do this .. hence all the yowling cats.

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Re: shouty time

I found zfs isnt perfect ... you cant reduce volumes in size afaik so I went with btrfs - which is natively in linux kernel for those who cant bsd

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Pre-digital computer 'cranks out' Fourier Transforms

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ww2 fire control computers

superb 40 minute intro to mechanical analog calculus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1i-dnAH9Y4

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Gee THANKS: Cryptoscum offer a free decrypt in latest ransomware racket

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Or the free one wasnt encrypted in the same way

With a local embedded and discoverable key. Or can you pick which one you want free?

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OpenSUSE 13.2: Have your gecko and eat your rolling distro too

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Re: Avoid btrfs like the plague

"The fact that the kernel crew are committed to abandoning ext4 in favour of this junk is simply terrifying." ... or indicates that you are hysterical and/or dont know what you are talking about

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Re: Avoid btrfs like the plague

Ive been using btrfs for hourly daily weekly monthly snapshotting of BACKUPS on a sync style backup server for about 10 small servers over the past few years. It has been a dream allowing trivially easy access to three months of file versions. zfs didnt allow me to reduce a pool size so I turned away from it early on. I thank SUSE's confidence in btrfs for enabling me to overcome the "beware" signs plastered all over btrfs a few years ago.

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NSA director: We share most of the [crap] bugs we find!

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in denial

and he is in denial that the government is out of control and there are daily abuses of power that affect thousands and chill millions

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Luxembourg: Engine-room of the tax-break economy

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and that hell hole of financial iniquity Cyprus

o the irony

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VMware: Yep, ESXi bug plays 'finders keepers' with data backups

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restores

people want restores not backups .. is your restore working? and how to really really tell?

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There's a lot more to backup than you thought

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nobody wants backups

they want restores!

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How to get $542m from Google: Dress as a SPACEMAN with dayglo dancers – Magic Leap

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patronage

passing corporate money to friends who will return the favour personally. one of the perks of being a boss

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Smartphone giant _____ puts citizens' private data beyond reach of oppressive regime _____

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Re: Here is a business plan...

or magic "client-side encryption" allows you to store all your stuff in the cloud but it is only unencrypted in your phone/pc. best of all worlds and surprisingly hard to find

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Linux systemd dev says open source is 'SICK', kernel community 'awful'

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Re: Hostile leadership vs hostile software

"pulseaudio, NetworkManager and systemd" all from LP's team ... suddenly it is all beginning to make sense! Linux is making a Faustian bargain.

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the gentleman doth protest too much

from the tone of his email it seems that he knows that he has lost the argument and now tries to savage the community to save his own face

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Facebook: Ha! Like we'd STOP trickcyclists messing with your MIND

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fooling the maximum number of people for the longest possible time

and why not?

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OMG!! With nothing but MACHINE TOOLS, STEEL and PARTS you can make a GUN!!

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tipping point

maybe there is no happy medium regarding gun control laws

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One Windows? How does that work... and WTF is a Universal App?

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client-side encryption

if cloud had been client-side encrypted from the beginning there would have been no problem with it but even now, open source cloud tools like owncloud dont support it.

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Facebook apologizes for binning accounts of drag queens

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chris poole "facets of a diamond"

chris poole of 4chan has more useful ideas about the uses and abuses of identity and anonymity

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Look, no client! Not quite: the long road to a webbified Vim

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Re: Why bother?

because breaking into and stepping through code examining variables etc etc is the fastest way to debug any code ...

and a personal rant about a valuable feature missing from all the current in-browser debuggers - visual studio (but not the free express versions) also allows changing the "current" line to step from a different line. this enables much richer debugging of tricky issues by allowing restepping through code, say after changing local variables, without having to restart from the beginning

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Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

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"It's GOOD to be BAD!"

heheh

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Warrantless phone snooping HAPPENS ALL THE TIME in Blighty

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Pol beats off police abuse.

Just goes to show that the rich and powerful are not subject to police abuse. The gall of police to try it on pols shows their arrogance.

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Scared of brute force password attacks? Just 'GIVE UP' says Microsoft

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solution is lateral thinking

I think that people should not be able to issue their own password but be able to receive randomish but memorablish passwords without great entropy to their email address on request. Three password or other failures would cause account lockout until some procedure is followed - possibly as simple as requesting a new password to their email address. This will solve a massive range of problems but introduce other problems which I think might be lessor.

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Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies

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domain pinning

nice and about time!!!

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Boffins attempt to prove the UNIVERSE IS JUST A HOLOGRAM

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so ironic that a man who could expand his mind to conceive that time was not constant everywhere, had difficulty to believe that things truly happen randomly at the quantum level

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Dropbox cuts cloud storage prices $10 per terabyte, matching Google and Microsoft

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Re: Don't shoot the messenger!

The simplicity of the overall dropbox experience is the attraction for me and most I suspect. They have no other job to do but please you on storage.

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Brits STUNG for up to £625 when they try to cancel broadband

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Joke

Re: Broadband, Fiber Optics and ISP's & Cancelations

"Only one thing I cant stand. Cultural intolerance ... and the Dutch!"

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Cracking copyright law: How a simian selfie stunt could make a monkey out of Wikipedia

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Re: It really doesn't matter

You are projecting. Also you are an ankle-biter.

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Pedals and wheel in that Google robo-car or it's off the road – Cali DMV

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turing test?

can an inspector tell if it is driven by a human or not after being in a car with a blind between driver and passenger for one hour - or something like that.

also autoautos to be bright orange initially. over 10 years we will adapt as we learn

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SpiderOak says you'll know it's secure because a little bird told you

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Point of weakness

Oak can be nobbled by US forcing its citizen NOT to sign the page. I wonder if that could happen.

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