* Posts by BlinkenLights

58 posts • joined 9 Nov 2011

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Hackers thrash Bash Shellshock bug: World races to cover hole

BlinkenLights

Re: CentOS 4

I compiled and installed the latest version on RH8.0, so no reason it would not work on CentOS 4...

https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bash/

Download 4.3 and apply all 25 patches. Patch 25 is the fix.

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Turing biopic with Cumberbatch, Knightley to premiere at London Film Festival

BlinkenLights

"No one seems interested in ... the Lorenz crack".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-27737921

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Waiting gamer slams no-show show: E3 – was that it?

BlinkenLights

Re: Mostly Harmless

Well I paid for the Elite: Dangerous premier beta. I have played the game and I have enjoyed it immensely even though it's still a work in progress. Money well spent.

Please ignore the Joerg-bot.

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When will Microsoft next run out of US IPv4 addresses for Azure?

BlinkenLights

Re: Confused about IPv6 vs. NAT.

Unless your ISP allocates a public IPv6 range for all your devices you will to use NATing and private addresses anyway.

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Google's driverless car: It'll just block our roads. It's the WORST

BlinkenLights

These cars need a human level AI.

So how will these cars cope with roadworks, temporary traffic lights and stop/go boards?

Instructions from police officers at accident scenes?

Obstructions in the road and narrow streets with cars parked on one or both sides?

Will it understand gestures from other drivers or headlight flashes giving way to it in those situations?

Will anyone let one of these cars in from a side road in heavy traffic and how will it know when it can pull out?

Think about every decision you make when driving and then how a computer driven car would know about that situation and how would it be programmed to deal with it?

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Source code for world's first MUD, Essex Uni's MUD1, recovered

BlinkenLights

Does anyone remember the MUD game on Prestel/Micronet?

I have vague memories of there being a rush for some kind of weapon every time the game restarted, but not much else.

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Heartbleed vuln under ACTIVE ATTACK as hackers map soft spots

BlinkenLights

Re: And pray that nobody used a web admin interface

A warning to everyone - don't respond to the trolling ignorant f*ckwit.

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IBM Hursley Park: Where Big Blue buries the past, polishes family jewels

BlinkenLights

Re: IBM's skeletons in the basement

@harmjschoonhoven - are you going to do this trolling every time there's an article about IBM? It's getting a bit tiresome.

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Spend zero notes to take all notes with OneNote: Microsoft makes app free, builds it for OS X

BlinkenLights

Re: YMMV

"Does work know you're storing company data with an untrusted 3rd party of US origin? Just asking.."

Classic "concern troll". Well done.

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'G-WIZ like' object doing 40,000 MPH CRASHES on the MOON

BlinkenLights

Re: Wow

A bright flash in the bottom left of the picture. The framing means it will be obscured by the video progress bar.

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Google gives Maps a lick of paint, smears it over screens worldwide

BlinkenLights

Road Colours Still Wrong

They still have not fixed the road colours - blue for motorways and green for primary routes. I will continue to use Bing for route planning and Google only for street view.

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No, pesky lawyers, particle colliders WON'T destroy the Earth

BlinkenLights

Large Lawyer Collider

Large Lawyer Collider....

http://trucks.autotrader.co.uk/used-trucks/type/bus

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Angry anti-NSA hackers pwn Angry Birds site after GCHQ data slurp

BlinkenLights

Re: Keep on popping those NSA piggies

"Strange the similarity between the letters NSA and NAZI...."

Equating an organisation that collects all your information with an organisation that rounded up Jews and set up death camps and slave labor factories. Right on!

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Chinese Moon rover, lander duo wake up after two-week snooze

BlinkenLights
Facepalm

Re: I'm surprised that in 2014...

"Perhaps when Britain can put a camera in orbit".

We may not have the launch vehicles but we certainly build complete satellites and cameras for many more, including Hubble.*

* http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15242383

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British Second World War codebreaker Alan Turing receives Royal pardon

BlinkenLights

Re: Breathtaking pomposity

Do you really think she wrote that? This is a document written by the government and signed by the monarch. You are an ignorant racist...

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DEATH-PROOF your old XP netbook: 5 OSes to bring it back to life

BlinkenLights

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Forcing someone to use any kind of "desktop" OS on a 1024x576 screen is just being cruel.

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New exploding whale vid once again shows true porpoise of internet

BlinkenLights

No Combustion Involved

I know I'm being pedantic, but the line "here's another COMBUSTIBLE CETACEAN" is just wrong.

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Twitter mobs attack wrong celebrity Ian Watkins after child abuse case

BlinkenLights

WTF?

"Perhaps the chief inspector should have specified just which celebrity Ian Watkins he meant."

This is probably the dumbest comment ever in a Register article. The clue was in the previous paragraph. "The lead investigator in the case of the Lostprophets Ian Watkins". Who else would he be talking about?

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BBC's 3D blunder BLASTED OUR BRAINS – Doctor Who fans

BlinkenLights

It sounds like the author of this story is another anti BBC troll. It was a technical error nothing more. I watched the 3D broadcast on a Sky box and no issues with that.

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Wintel must welcome Androitel and Chromtel into cosy menage – Intel

BlinkenLights

Re: Wintel irrelevance == x86 irrelevance

You seem to be remarkably ignorant of the x86 world outside of Wintel. There are quite a large number of x86 systems running Linux on the desktop and in the server room, not to mention all the Apple Macs.

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British boffin muzzled after cracking car codes

BlinkenLights
WTF?

Re: @enerider (was: Now ask me why ...)

I've got some tinfoil hats you might like to buy...

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Google's new Chromecast spills its simplistic guts

BlinkenLights
Facepalm

Re: People still watch TV?

A TV is an output device for displaying moving images. As long as there is content to show on such a device then people will still watch them.

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Goodbye Blighty: The alternative reality of Quatermass II

BlinkenLights

Re: "Later we had Ealing Studios’ Went the Day Well"

No, this was about "a strand of British storytelling called invasion literature", and "later" was after H.G.Wells etc.

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El Reg Playmonaut soars to 113,000ft

BlinkenLights

Danger Area

It looks like it landed right in the middle of an MOD training area. The Playmonaut could have been mistaken for an enemy spy and shot down.

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EU signs off on eCall emergency-phone-in-every-car plan

BlinkenLights

Re: Though Prism was bad enough

Are any of those situations a life threatening emergency? Please enlighten us.

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Asus FonePad: You may feel a bit of a spanner

BlinkenLights

Re: I bet the police will love this one...

That would require police being out on patrol keeping an eye open for offending motorists. Nowadays enforcement is left to speed cameras alone.

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Tim Cook: Android version fragmentation is 'terrible for developers'

BlinkenLights

Re: Silly comparisons

People are comparing 'Android' and 'iOS' as found on the 'iPhone' and 'iPad', so who's actually the dork?

To add to the anecdotal 'evidence'... I have an iPhone 4 (still on iOS 5) and a Galaxy S3 (on stock 4.1.2). The iPhone has crashed at least twice in the past two years. The S3 has never crashed in the six months I've owned it.

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Google pools cloud storage

BlinkenLights

Photo Backup

I am still searching for the best option to backup 40,000+ (nearly 200GB) of photos.

I would happily pay to increase my Skydrive storage to 200GB, but they don't want my money (125GB maximum).

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ISPs: Get ready to slurp streams from Murdoch's fat pipe

BlinkenLights

Moving From BE LLU To PlusNet FTTC?

Anyone know if there's any difficulties with moving from an LLU service to FTTC? I've heard it used to be difficult switching ISPs once you were on LLU - is that still the case?

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Samsung Google Nexus 10 tablet review

BlinkenLights
WTF?

Waste Of Space

Why is there a notification bar and a button bar wasting all that space on the screen? Surely they can combine both together?

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Lawyer sues Microsoft rather than slot an SD card into his Surface

BlinkenLights

Nintendo Also Guilty

The new Wii-U 8GB has only 3GB available for users...

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LucasArts' Dark Forces

BlinkenLights

Addiction Leads To Sickness

I think it was spending so much time trying to complete Dark Forces 2 that first gave me motion sickness. I have been unable to play PC FPSs since. Even playing a console FPS on the TV gives me motion sickness now.

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You know who else hates Windows 8? Hackers

BlinkenLights

Re: Anti-virus

The main problem now is with clueless users, and it sounds like you are one of those.

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Slideshow: A History of the Smartphone in 20 Handsets

BlinkenLights

Mitac Mio a701

Probably the first phone to include a GPS chip (SiRFstarIII).

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Panasonic gets second chance with £4.7 BEEELION bailout

BlinkenLights

Helping Out

I'm going to buy an Panasonic LX-7 camera next month, so that should help them out a bit.

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Amazon UK leaks Windows 8 retail box, TV ads

BlinkenLights

Re: No thanks

"Uptime > three years".

Are your neighbours not allowed to switch off their PCs then?

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Password hints easily snaffled from Windows PCs

BlinkenLights
FAIL

Surely if an intruder has got as far as to access the password hints in the registry then the damage is already done!!!

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New nuclear fuel source would power human race until 5000AD

BlinkenLights
Mushroom

Radioactive Oceans

There's Uranium in the oceans!!! Why are they just telling us this now!

The environmental and green groups are going to be up in arms demanding we clean it all up.

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WikiLeaks haters launch DDoS assault on Russia Today

BlinkenLights

The article says... "convicted for signing and anti-Putin song".

Is that signing as in an a signature, or signing as in some kind of sign language?

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Curiosity's new OS upgrade ready to go live

BlinkenLights

Re: Amazing pics, but...

Not redaction, just not wasting bandwidth by sending back high-res pics of the rover.

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Google Nexus 7 shipping cock-up enrages fandroids

BlinkenLights
FAIL

TNT Fail

The TNT delivery driver managed to find my flat, but of course I was at work. I drove 20 miles to their local depot this evening to pick it up, but they could not find it. The worse thing was that four smug bastards came in and walked out with theirs while I was waiting. Apparently they have about 200 sitting in the depot, but not mine.

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US Navy buys Linux to guide drone fleet

BlinkenLights
WTF?

Re: Yuk

Wow, that's some really fucked up logic there. I suppose we should ban all open source software in case it might be used for some nefarious purpose.

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Fake cop Trojan 'detects offensive materials' on PCs, demands money

BlinkenLights
FAIL

Re: Easy to fix (a couple of months ago)

You seem to be short of a few factoids. Windows does have file ownership*, and you cannot delete the files of other users unless the permissions allow. Therefore you will have to do a "run as administrator" on the tool you use to delete the files, just as you would have to sudo on Linux.

So now you can really be embarrassed.

* Note to the anal, this applies to NTFS only, which of course is the standard FS for Windows installs since Windows 2K.

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Aliens Blu-ray disc set

BlinkenLights
WTF?

Re: No making-of docu?!

FFS, you can buy the four films and more extras than you can ever watch for £17.49. Available since October 2010.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alien-Anthology-Blu-ray-Sigourney-Weaver/dp/B003AQBYUG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333634499&sr=8-1

There's a newer re-issue with less extras for £10.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alien-Anthology-Blu-ray-Sigourney-Weaver/dp/B006MGB31Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1333634535&sr=8-2

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A million TVs to go dark across London

BlinkenLights

Re: South East News Bias ? - Nahhhhhh.......

Exactly. Modern combines have GPS control and drive themselves. The person in the cab has to be kept entertained when trundling through the fields.

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Sitting down all day is killing you

BlinkenLights
WTF?

Lying Down?

If sitting down all day is bad for you, what about lying down for 8 hours every night? It's got to be even worse, surely?

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

BlinkenLights

2012

I just could not watch 10,000BC and 2012 after the first 5 minutes. I really did try. The same applies to Transformers 2 & 3.

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ISP Be admits crippling iPlayer demand burst its pipes

BlinkenLights

Re: ISP's eh?

You're right about the cost of the hardware. You should see the size of the pipes they're using - you could fit a small child down some of them!

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Ten... Valentine's Day gifts for him

BlinkenLights
FAIL

Land Fill

Ten gadgets that would get thrown in the bin without even being opened.

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