* Posts by mr. deadlift

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Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image. Repeat. Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image

mr. deadlift
Joke

Re: Not sure if I should be happy

This behavior could incite other vendors leading to anarchy of biblical proportions...

...it's in Revelations people!

K Brockman if you are looking for the quote.

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Microsoft and Facebook, swimming in the sea,
N-E-T-W-O-R-K-I-N-G

mr. deadlift

Meanwhile

a child in Australia waits...

for 21st century speeds.

Yeah okay apples and oranges and strawman, but please indulge me.

Look at this, August - October, completed. In that year, that year!

The scale is just continent to continent, do you think Aus. could manage that on land?

Crikey! i tell you what, if you left it to the Aus. government, they'd put it down, tell you couldn't use it, sell it, back to their mates, tell you to put another down, tell you couldn't use that again because it was inferior product and is now useless, shoot you in the foot then tell you start walking, all with your money - taxpayer money.

I wouldn't usually espouse this, for obvious reasons, but do we need to consider reputable private companies to get vital infrastructure projects completed?

As a tax payer, i love so see the executive piss all that cash away, and less and less essential projects seem to be completed competently by elected officials. That should be grounds for a halt, the governments, both state and federal seem to incapable of hitting the broad side of a barn.

These catastrophic failures in delivery - the outcomes of which are detestable, scare the living shit out of me.

The future just reeks of cronyism and incompetence, which will be ironic as Australia slowly pitches into a second rate global citizen.

In other news, kudos FB and M$, i hope you play nice with your new link.

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Victims stranded as ID thieves raid Aussie driver licences

mr. deadlift
Mushroom

Good lord,

a government organisation taking action out side their day-to-day scope.

...does not compute.

annoying to know something as simple as a digit change could circumvent such an easy fraud exploit.

jeezus, just allocate a range to drivers that i dont know they might need through their lifetime, not just one, farkkk.

oh no, ipv6!

does not compute...

governance in general sucks. plainly fucking sucks.

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Censorship FTW! China bans Paris Hilton, minor Kardashians et al

mr. deadlift

for the same same reason

porn is illegal in the Middle Kingdom.

One must take the good with the bad i guess.

Censorship is bad, for lots of reasons.

Grown-ups get to do grown up things including choosing to ignore faux-lebirites and watching adults have consensual adult relations with each other.

See how i pushed that smut angle.. :snigger:

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South Korea to upgrade national stereo defence system for US$16m

mr. deadlift

upvote for thee and ...

Death to the false emperor / Kim dynasty!

Also interesting to note Samsung have a auto kill bot on the south side, so yeah. Which apparently will not shoot unless you have your hands above your head, how do you know you are being targeted 4kms away?? a bloody 16m PA system should do it...

I do not think the south have their heads clearly screwed on either.

Ref:

http://www.gizmag.com/korea-dodamm-super-aegis-autonomos-robot-gun-turret/17198/

or maybe it was this one but it's human op'd either way it's fkn crazy town.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_SGR-A1

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'Panama papers' came from email server hack at Mossack Fonseca

mr. deadlift
Mushroom

yeah yeah

Though this operation may have been legal in some countries obviously, makes you wonder who the real criminal are, oh wait - we already do.

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Cook moves iPhone debate to FBI's weak ground: The media

mr. deadlift

alternatively

law enforcement hands over evidence/phone to multinational company.

instructs/contracts said company to extract cryptographic key.

company hands back phone either sans security or with working entry code.

i suppose the issue here might be apple may contaminate or plant evidence on the phone.

surely an observer or process could be put in place to curicumvent this.

it seems to me that there is a much more acceptable middle ground answer rather than the lets break all the iphone security the feds are after.

surely extracting the potential info on that phone is going to be helpful in putting this case to bed.

but taking down an entire company's security measure potentially is bound to have dire circumstances.

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How to build a starship - and why we should start thinking about it now

mr. deadlift
Coat

you know...

...if it weren't for the dark ages, we'd be there by now.

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Zombie OS lurches through Royal Melbourne Hospital spreading virus

mr. deadlift

was waiting for this one.

Aha! read this one on the age at 10:30 last night and just shook my head.

Was waiting, just waiting for it crop up on El Reg.

I hope whoever claims IT responsibility gets a foot-up-arse. Ideally more than once.

I bet they are on a pretty pay packet too.

And bollocks to there wasn't enough money or what ever the lame excuse it is they may have for running these 15 year old os'.

No excuse for someone who gets paid a fuck ton of money to be running these machines in production environments.

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Spoilsport scientists unstick Spider-Man

mr. deadlift

and yet

no one's completely explained why larger animals require less energy and live longer.

there's a correlation, certainly.

i would suspect there would be something to do with energy requirements and telomeres and things.

anyway i find it fascinating the smaller you are (ant man) the more magical things you can seem to do.

sustain huge drops, lift amazing (proportionately) mass.

but you pay the price, as you lose volume ergo heat quicker you need a metabolism to cater to that, etc etc. utterly fascinating causal relationships.

SCIENCE!

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Oxford Uni opens infosec ivory tower in Melbourne

mr. deadlift

Re: A nice city, also

yeah, 'till you need to use myki.

then, not so nice after that.

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Australia's smut-shocked senators seek net censorship (again)

mr. deadlift

cite all the things

that pdf's pretty tenuous in terms of scope, definition and goal isn't it?

any public policy worth it's salt needs to be ambiguous

pornography's just a handy scapegoat to "think of the the children." as the auth kind of implies.

the fact that the kids are just as likely watching isis pop prisoner's heads off with explosive wire probably wont be analysed and evaluated now will it?

thanks Obama Helen

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Samsung S6 calls open to man-in-the-middle base station snooping

mr. deadlift

i am having a tough time believing this one, for several reasons.

one, i may be a simpleton,

two, mitm's are still viable vector in this day n age, ???

trois, pledge()

holy moly i'm missing something, how can the hardware defer so much security (adj.) between components without a pertinent syn, ack security (verb.) challenge.

it seems to me that would be the kind of thing you pay wisp devs to hard code to units, again, i may be wrong here.

i guess if you want your roaming in billy basic SE Asia, APac or E Europe this is the price you pay?

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Big Bang left us with a perfect random number generator

mr. deadlift

Re: Awesome

one merely needs to understand and comprehend, then it's simply incredible.

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Oz railway lets newspaper photograph train keys

mr. deadlift
Facepalm

also

more like metro is in its infancy.

this is quite reminiscent of the lass whom had her Melboing cup winnings fleeced from someone swiping the bar off her freindface post, barcode included.

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Man hires 'court hacker' on Craigslist ... who turned out to be a cop

mr. deadlift

too much Mr. Robot for this guy.

also convicted guy owes 9k for assault, got what he deserved, someone kindly kick him in the gonads.

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CIA boss uses AOL email – and I hacked it, claims stoner teen

mr. deadlift

and you thought Family Guy was a joke, another case of life imitating i guess.

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Friday beers scam up 240 percent, inflicts $1.2 billion in damages

mr. deadlift

and just who let El Reg into MoonDog, hmmm?

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Raspberry Pi gains new FreeBSD distribution

mr. deadlift

you know - i asked around on the BBB forums, got told to post on freeBSD forums, thank fuck this roundabout ride's over.

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Australia to capture biometrics at the border under new law

mr. deadlift

that'll sthap those immigants stealin aussie jobs oi oi...

...oh fach me bali trip.

i be all for glasnost before the government.

and this is kind of one of those things - i think, up there with noodie body scanners you'd want to give a shite about.

you know what? no average aussie bumpkin will give a flyin' bollock, and i think that ... that right there, is enough to make me give up ever thinking about being enfranchised again.

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OK, who unplugged the modem? North Korea's internet disappeared for four hours today

mr. deadlift

actually...

...the time zone change is not being "created" without cause and legitimate at least in my book - they were bought forward 30 mins to align to JPN time during the war. Going back 30 mins prior to the Nippon occupation makes sense.

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Moronic Time cover sets back virtual reality another 12 months

mr. deadlift

12 months?

more like 12 years, geejus...

...meanwhile Occy stockys hit rock botty.

or some such.

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Bill Hicks: 25 years on from the cult comedian's big break

mr. deadlift

Hooligans!

I'd hate to be dustbin in Shaftsbury tonight...

No one, knows what it's like to be a dusssttttbin, in Shaftsbury with hooooliigans.

Bill's time in Blighty infused a lot of his shows with the cultural differences vis-a-vis America, obviously where he grew up/lived.

When he presented those shows on the road - it is hands down the best laff out loud stuff, it's not hate filled, not anger driven.

I've got tears now just recalling his hooligans skit, that's when his comedy was at the best and it's at it's best because it translates brilliantly just well as it did back then, mostly because he thought he had the UK/US relationship boiled down to hooligans and US street gang dichotomy.

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Microsoft: Stop using Microsoft Silverlight. (Everyone else has)

mr. deadlift

if you're on netflix, you're ganna have a bad time.

no 1080 for you!

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Ford recalls 433,000 cars: Software bug breaks engine off-switch

mr. deadlift
Joke

systemd strikes again!

or not, i dont know

anyone know anything about Ford's s/w constituents/OS' in these vehicles?

almost half a mil is a fair whack though.

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NSA spying is illegal? Then let's make it law, say Republicans

mr. deadlift

hmm?

"If our intelligence community cannot connect the dots of the information within the current legal framework, our intelligence is utter crap clearly deficient."

there...

FTFY.

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Strange alien-like life zones found beneath Antarctic glacier

mr. deadlift
Pint

To the Miskatonic University

Stat!

Interesting side note, Scott's 2012 Prometheus pretty much put the boot into Del Toro's long time ambition to take and adapt 'At the Mountains...' to the big screen.

Now that would be worth a watch.

Beer because, happy May Day!

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Exclusive interview: Malcolm Turnbull quizzes Malcolm Turnbull

mr. deadlift
Coat

Bigger Problems

You planning to modernise that "telegraph network" Mr. Turnbull?

Or, are you going to play politricks with it, kick the can and ... oh i see, back to my Morse coding then, very well.

If the Co. cannot even figure out its working title, I'd think its safe to say this one's in the toilet, blame the other guy all you want. So much lip service and rhetoric with nothing to show.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron – blisteringly big banter, brawls and brio

mr. deadlift
Pirate

Sorry Auth.

i heard the direct corollary, diametric if you will. Usenet or applicable streaming service to prevail, i cannot justify hoi poloi and rorting in the same place. I'm sure they will do just fine when i purchase the dvd for 8 dollars at xmas time.

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DRM is NOT THE LAW, I AM THE LAW, says JUDGE DREDD

mr. deadlift

god bless

somewhere the ABC Warriors, Chopper, Mean Machine et al. are all having a good ole chuckle, somewhere. warms the cockles this does. Also, yes, Dredd. Yes, you are.

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Nobody should have to see their own rear, but that's what Turnbull's NBN will do to Australia

mr. deadlift

Title should read

Man sees own arse, fears arse future for Oz .

too soon?

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Tech companies aren't 'misleading' us, Oz Tax Office tells Senate

mr. deadlift
Trollface

Methinks...

...someone is looking to make up a hole ... a big, big hole for budget time.

Let the head rolling commence.

I do wonder who is "misleading" whom, seems all's well where millions are concerned.

While some of these bigger corporations might be on the less than honest side of the spectrum, one certainly would not want to put them offside give Oz's current economic state of affairs.

It'll all pass anyway, once an accord's been arranged - next it'll be the bank's tax, super, etc etc...

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Mortal Kombat: Brawler gaming's quintessential gorefest

mr. deadlift

those were the days

i remember my introduction to MK on a sega mega drive - from memory the defaults were on (down up left left A right down for the cheat menu) and there was no blood, i did however manage to get Liu Kang to do something strange.

While the opponent was wobbling around and I mashing aimlessly he did a strange move and finished the opponent off. Those big red words appears on the screen, i had no idea what had occured at the time.

Ah memories, golden.

I must admit i'll be an MK fan till i leave the earth, i was not a fan of the 3d ventures in an attempt to emulate Tekken, which i consider to be a superior beat em up to MK.

however the niche it fills, it's almost impossible to express. which is why - as the author points out - i too am a little excited about the up coming release also, MKX.

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The content business wants Netflix out of Australia

mr. deadlift
Mushroom

Re: Just give me a decent legal way to download.

upvote for you and a "how hard is it to figure out" comment.

do you remember that simpson's episode when Springfield gets the radioactive man film (pic related) and the vendors/mayor charge the movie producers taxes for everything? even a leaving town tax...

that's exactly what this is, the tax payer funds it, the taxpayer gets an inferior production the taxpayer gets boned, all because the greedy trough-jockey-pig-politician wants to get his "legal" kickback.

Oi, Malcolm et, al! go ruin another portfolio and leave the one potential infrastructure that might put Oz on a level playing field to someone else. Not that it'd make a difference.

This is one of these times when government needs to gtfo out of business. Yes, Rupert i see your media share is going to take a hit by a superior platform - stop calling in those cronies in your back pocket and get with the times. /rant for now...

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Boost your attachment size with this one weird trick

mr. deadlift

damn, Clippy's been busy.

making lots of little Clippys.

"It looks like you're trying to write a letter... never forget, MS we wont.

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Microsoft uses Windows Update to force Windows 10 ads onto older PCs

mr. deadlift

Re: Old joke

have an upvote and me too o'er here. Cannot believe i missed FreeBSD shoudl have got onto it sooner. Former CentOS fan now FreeBSD.

just trying to get to run kemu but has been marked borked in 10.1 so looks like it's virtual box.

native ZFS support, ports, gosh it's good.

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Liberal MP threatens journo with metadata probe

mr. deadlift

minority report here we come!

i loved that talkie, even though Cruise, oh wait, it's NOT a movie?

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Netflix fail proves copper NBN leaves Australia utterly 4Ked

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Thumb Up

Cheer up OZ

you've still got the cricket WC... doesn’t really mean much when Dunners the arse end of the known world, has faster bigger better pipes than most of your interior CBD's.

burns me that Oz has so many backwards priorities.

got world cups? ... check

got 21st century tech in play? ... what's a fibre?

and these clowns want "what's a metadata" retention laws?

i can see now, hamstring the speeds so you can keep the data laws/costs foisted on to the public bearable. You'd think you would want some aces up your sleeve with an economy transitioning away from commodities into something to fill the void, what ever can we do?

ha ha Dunedin, God of Nations, indeed.

Advance Aussie oi oi? only in reverse friend.

Maybe Lee Kwan was right. If i were a voting citzen of Aus i'd be friggin ropeable.

Hmm that rant lasted longer than expected.

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National Broadband Network names cable broadband trial sites

mr. deadlift

Meanwhile...

... 45 mins out of the Melbourne CBD where they cannot even get adsl. Cannot get adsl. Malcolm for shame, foisting this MTM snake oil when you cannot even get last century's technology implemented to everyone. smh

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AT LAST: Australia gets its very own malware

mr. deadlift

Silver lining.

... due to their insanely piss weak internet infrastructure, the rate of infection is relatively low compared to other more advanced nations.

Yay - tick one up for team Abbott!

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NBN migration arrangements favour Telstra, say competitors

mr. deadlift
Mushroom

MTM?

more like FTF

fukt totally fukt.

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Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

mr. deadlift

Forks ningered

anyone else read it as that?

i would have thought the notoriety around this one would only boost revenue, go Sony.

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Telstra's NBN boondoggle nearly set in stone: reports

mr. deadlift

have an upvote as the voice of reason.

I, have resigned myself to the fact that i will need to contract someone to fiber to my premise (whenever i own a house, at the current rate never,) and will recoup it in house value when re-sold, i hope...

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Ad-borne Cryptowall ransomware is set to claim FRESH VICTIMS

mr. deadlift
Pint

wrong job path.

so these blokes/ladies criminals pull millions in a matter of months and here i am, grinding away cleaning up after them for a pittance. the irony, she burns. shouldn't complain i guess. i have job.

beer for friday down here in oz, see you all monday, sans crypto'd i hope.

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UK sitting on top of at least 50 years of shale gas – report

mr. deadlift
FAIL

you familiar with the oroborus. the snake in a circle that eats itself? that's what oil shale is. return on energy invested is next to fuck all. plus you have added bonus of a raped wasteland. unless youre going for that kind of look. no much better investing in new god damn energy tech or invading a nation of little brown people with easily extractable resources. oil shale is a sham and a dying gasp of big oil ideas.

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'Australia's so big freight costs are high' claims don't add up

mr. deadlift
Thumb Up

Re: NZ shows the way ...

that's friggin amazing had no idea that existed.

i think i will be leaning on a few friends in nz, what they save me in postage they will get back in duty free.

cheers for the post.

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mr. deadlift
Meh

bullshit claim is bullshit

yep, couldn't agree more on this one.

but it's not only the big guys who claim this too, it's bricks and motar stores as well.

wouldn't surprise me if a lot of these big companies had shares or owned logistic chains etc /cynical.

which is why i will alway take a gamble with ebay first on almost all software. and it is a gamble but there are things you do to migtigate it. i've gotten product at much fairer prices from folk who have purchased the wrong poduct or sellers that have a much more competitve price point than legitimate vendors and resellers.

and let's not forget how expensive downloads are too...

i, wonder why piracy exists at all ...

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Victims of 'revenge pr0n' sue GoDaddy, smut site

mr. deadlift
Trollface

way to the crash the website guys... yesh.

ddos...

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Flash pioneer STEC invests in ZFS zealot Nexenta

mr. deadlift
Pint

Hopefully this pays off, i didnt realsie zfs had limitation on pure solid state storage. would be good to see zfs pushed along, not that it isn't at the moment.

Been using zfs for some time now and looking to move to zfs on linux however getting doco as always is a little tough, looked at illumunos alternatives OI but hardware support is a concern.

shame we lost open solaris.

beer fo ZFS, cracker filesystem/VM

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Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei 'likes' Facebook despite ban

mr. deadlift
Facepalm

and so it goes on.

do as i say, not as i do.

poor iran, met some lovely folks from that part of the world.

still, at least the boss gets to play on facebook, right?

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