* Posts by Tomato42

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Boffins promise file system that will NEVER lose data

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or they just end up so woefully inefficient that they are completely unusable in any production environment

it's not like the hardware the software is running on is 100% reliable, having software at four nines and hardware at four nines is more often than not "good enough"

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Re: Never lose data?

somehow I doubt they have taken into account disks which lie about data being committed to disk

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Net neutrality: How to spot an arts graduate in a tech debate

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Boffin

"Furthermore, the assumption that traffic management is the cause of service differentiation is itself a narrow and misleading assumption. If you take away traffic management from a network, the network wouldn't suddenly become a Garden of Eden-like paradise. It probably wouldn't work at all."

Wow, so much BS I need to put on protective goggles.

It is possible to have network infrastructure that has more bandwidth than the consumers can use. Every Ethernet switch worth the box it came in manages it just fine.

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FBI probed SciFi author Ray Bradbury for plot to glum-down America

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Facepalm

Re: The historical irony of two major obssesions and the law of unintended consequences.

It's a common theme in CIA activities.

See "where do cocaine drug lords get guns from?", "who put Saddam Hussein into power?" and "who trained Osama Bin'Laden"

they really are insane, they keep doing the same thing over and over and expect different results

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All aboard the Skylake: How Intel stopped worrying and learned to love overclocking

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Boffin

Re: Overclocking?

4.4GHz stable, 4.5GHz pushing, one report of 5GHz

so stay at Haswell unless you really need the 4% IPC increase

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FCC: No, Dish, you're not a 'small business' so forget the $3bn price cut

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Unhappy

Fine mayhaps?

Can't they fine them for such behaviour?

I mean seriously, even corporate greed should have some limits

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'I don't recognise Amazon as a bullying workplace' says Bezos

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Meh

Re: Oh boy!

problem is, Amazon also employs people

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Linux 4.2 release 'possible' for next week, if Linus feels good

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Facepalm

Re: Wow

you have no idea what you're talking about

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Trollface

Re: Geez.

well, he did say "that it's all part of the plan for world domination."

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Rise up against Oracle class stupidity and join the infosec strike

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Stop

Re: will it really help?

@ Trevor_Pott: winXP is dead, don't let the zombie roam the streets

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NSA: Here’s $300,000, people. Go build us a safer Internet of Things

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Boffin

Re: Often forgotton..

or stuff like DES s-boxes

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Re: Tinfoil to the rescue

there are different groups in the NSA, it's a big agency

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Obsolescence of food is complete: Soylent now comes in bottles

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Meh

Re: Sad, sad fucks

dude, chill out

they are not selling Zyklon B...

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This hospital drug pump can be hacked over a network – and the US FDA is freaking out

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Trollface

What do you mean? It is US, Canada and Mexico, just 3, geographically limited regions. It doesn't even include high percentage of world population!

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It's enough to get your back up: Eight dual-bay SOHO NAS boxes

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Happy

Re: Cloud vs NAS

Naah, you're overly dramatic.

Cloud has its place - as an encrypted off-site backup copy for the on-site NAS box dedicated for backup.

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Gay emojis? GAY EMOJIS?! Not here in Russia, comrade

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Unhappy

Re: $(name) Youth group

Russia never really left tsardom, not for the vast majority of population

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BONK! BONK! Windows 10 whack-a-mole – Microsoft still fixing bugs

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Linux

Re: Epic or epoch?

one was "cobbled" together by "amateurs" and is given out for free while the other hikes a price of a kidney in worse parts of the globe and was "perfected" by "professionals" over a course of a decade and a half

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Are smart safes secure? Not after we've USB'd them, say infosec bods

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Facepalm

Windows

Those safes are running Windows!

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Hurrah! Windfarms produce whopping ONE PER CENT of EU energy

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you still need a core technology that will provide for the grid base load

renewables like wind and solar can't do it, oil, gas and coal are bad for carbon emissions

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Boffin

"Even taking into account increased instances of radiation-induced cancer that aren't noticed until nearly half a century later?"

yes, including those

it's not hard, as radiation-induced cancer accounts for less than 1% of non-thyroid cancer incidence from stuff like Chernobyl

more people are dying of cancer because we live long enough to die of cancer, not because there is radioactive stuff everywhere

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New study into lack of women in Tech: It's NOT the men's fault

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Boffin

or maybe in far east the women have less choices of jobs that will provide for themselves so they choose the best paying ones, not the ones they are most interested in?

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Lottery IT security boss guilty of hacking lotto computer to win $14.3m

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Re: Proof of purchase

what? don't the tickets have to be registered and you get a printout with a unique ID?

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The Empire Strikes Back: Disney tractor-beams StarWars.co.uk from Brit biz

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Devil

knowing Disney and they history of litigation, that would end in some international tribunal (you say it's not applicable? oh, they will find a way, or they will make a way)

not that I wouldn't like to see them burn money... would be better only if lawyers didn't get paid in that

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Ditch crappy landlines and start reading Twitter, 999 call centres told

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Facepalm

facepalm

Can we get people that know what they are talking about and not just ones that want to be "hip"?

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Migrating from WS2003 to *nix in a month? It ain't happening, folks

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Linux

Re: Sorry...

I don't see "Do the right thing and migrate them to the next version of Windows" as rational and well thought, sorry.

Even a shred of "if you depend on MS for this or this only, then you should see if maybe this whole Leenyux thing is up your alley" would be ok. Not this decree given from ivory tower.

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Windows

Not a shill?

"In one month? Not going to happen."

because you can totally migrate from 2003 to 2012R2 in a month. /s

The whole point of criticism is that if you have a huge task at hand, no matter how you cut it, so maybe you should take a look at all the options, objectively.

"Decades of being a Microsoft partner and a systems administrator that makes a living from Microsoft"

oh, right, so you have a complete and full picture of what the "dark side of the force" (Unix) has to offer currently /s

"For the record, my company is a Microsoft Partner - (...) we're pretty much participating in order to get the 10 people's worth of Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) licenses."

ever thought that this is not the case for the vast majority of companies out there? And that they would have to re-purchase all the Server licences, all the CALs, and so on?

"Anyone who seriously counsels companies with less than a month left to try moving from Windows to *nix needs to be prevented from working in IT"

anyone who has painted themselves into such a corner should be prevented from working in IT, no matter the platform

Now, since your arm is stuck in raw sewage up to your shoulder (be it yours or somebody else doing), you will spend the next few months cleaning it up, no matter if you pick the Penguin or the Redmond.

You should evaluate your options, not blindly go same route you were going.

sorry, my mistake for looking for objectivity in a press article

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ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel

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Linux

Re: Lines coming out?

The article does mention that they did throw away quarter of a million of lines...

Also, it's rather hard to implement new features in negative code, especially significant ones, like support for new class of GPU...

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Joke

Re: One MEEELION lines…

@h4rm0ny:actually not any more. Now the major number will change when Torvalds feels like it.

Let's just hope he won't aim to catch up to the Firefox/Chromium team

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Amazon just wrote a TLS crypto library in only 6,000 lines of C code

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Boffin

Re: OpenSSL

"These days, compilers can write assembler better than humans can."

Not if said assembler is supposed to be:

* fast

* portable

* strict constant time

* resistant to radio emissions and power use analysis

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Tomato42
Boffin

Re: How it should be done

you think TLS is bad?

take a look at X.509

you'll need a tanker's worth of mind bleach for that

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Facepalm

OpenSSL

oh, right 6k LOC of code

hardly an achievement given that it implements just the absolute bare minimum (client certificates? ha!)

also guess what is used for actual cryptography (hint: it starts with O and ends with SSL)

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Intel infosec folk TEE off open source app dev framework

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FAIL

real question...

Does it help with buffer overflows?

No? Then not interested.

What's the point of checking if the code is signed if the code is still coming from Adobe?

We need to "trust" all CAs in operation in TLS and we know this is bad, so now we're going to trust all big software makers. How exactly does that make the situation better?

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IETF updates TLS/SSL best practice guidance

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FAIL

Re: Maybe the IETF should visit Redmond

you mean, like here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/245030 ?

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Killer ChAraCter HOSES almost all versions of Reader, Windows

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Linux

Re: Does this also ...

actually, you can have rootless X for some time now, dunno how many distros default to that

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Why is it that women are consistently paid less than men?

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Joke

Watch out for the pitchforks!

This is a heated debate, not a cold reasoned calculation!

<insert calls to patriarchy, discrimination, etc. here>

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Stealing secret crypto-keys from PCs using leaked radio emissions

Tomato42
Headmaster

technically speaking it is news

it's certainly not newsworthy, I'll give you that

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Chrome, Debian Linux, and the secret binary blob download riddle

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Facepalm

the world is changing, get over it

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British banks consider emoji as password replacement

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Windows

New most common password

And the most common password isn't 1234 any more, its

:) :) :( ;)

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Trollface

Re: I'm still trying to wrap my head around

Chimps communicate using grunts.

Doesn't make the communication any meaningful outside their social circle, but it's useful enough to attract a mate and get rid of competition.

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LastPass got hacked: Change your master password NOW

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Boffin

salt just needs to be unique, 256 bit one is beyond overkill, it requires there to be 2^128 accounts before the chance of two salts repeating comes into 50% probability territory.

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Would EU exit 'stuff' the UK? Tech policy boss gets diplomatic

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FAIL

Re: Straight banana

The UK then could officially become the Air Strip One it so desperately wants.

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Stop

Re: “national measures” continue to entangle the single market

"They would both then have to apply to join the EU, which would require them to join the Euro, you think that the Scots would be that daft?"

where this FUD comes from?!

You don't have to join the Eurozone to join EU. Neither Czech Republic, Poland or Croata use Euro!

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Amazon turns up spectacularly late to 'transparency' party, pours a large one

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Boffin

Re: No need

just because it's not required doesn't mean it's not a good idea, even with A(EC)DH or self-signed certs

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China's hackers stole files on 4 MEELLION US govt staff? Bu shi, says China

Tomato42
Boffin

if you run puppet or ansible you are aware and have catalogued every single one machine, including transient virtual ones

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FAIL

Re: Jeez

problem is that IT is woefully underfunded and its importance underrated

we really need to change that, because a world where a bored teenager will be able to wreck half the federal agencies is not a nice one when really malicious actors start using it

the only way to fix it is to start finger pointing and demanding real solutions, not just "security audits" that achieve squat

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The weapons pact threatening IT security research

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FAIL

"Mom, I have given a friend a copy of GDB, now Interpol is looking for me as an arms dealer."

Seriously, has this agreement ever helped? Al Queida had guns from CIA, South American drug lords from FBI... It's such a massive FAIL that I have no words to describe it

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We stand on the brink of global cyber war, warns encryption guru

Tomato42
IT Angle

Sony hack costing $15 million? I think they counted only the cost of cleaning ladies and detergents, not BOFHs working overtime.

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Facebook farewells flaky SHA-1

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Unhappy

Re: Trust, which trust?

it's as if users already weren't trained to click through all the cert warnings by corporate networks and home routers.

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Secure web? That'll cost you, thanks to Mozilla's HTTPS plan

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Boffin

Re: The only upside I can see...

actually, most sites will get faster after switch to HTTPS as the traffic won't be inspected and analysed by everybody on the way

see https://www.httpvshttps.com/

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Why voice and apps sometimes don't beat an old-fashioned knob

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: New fashioned knob

"Puzzled Happy Face with Eye Twitch."

damn you, I'm in stitches!

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