* Posts by Samizdata

18 posts • joined 13 Feb 2013

Late night server rebuild led to 'nightmares about mutilated corpses'

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WTF?

I remember doing an initial Netware build on a server I had no documentation on at all, with a version of Netware I had never used. Finished about 0400, called in later that day, got chewed up one side and down the other by the boss.

The next day I had to setup backup infrastructure on a unnamed tape drive, again with no documentation...

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Comcast repeatedly crams modem upgrade demands into browsers

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Re: I don't think it's just about speed

Moreso I think to allow them to track you down better if anything questionable is involved.

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Still better than my craptacular AT&T NVG510, who's firmware makes a drooling moron look bright. I mean, seriously, this is the networking equivalent of a village idiot.

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FAIL

The only reason they are bitching because without their modems they can't allow other Xfinity users to leech your bandwidth at will.

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Ubuntu 15.10: More kitten than beast – but beware the claws

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Re: still self destructing?

Also Ubuntu Tweak (http://ubuntu-tweak.com/) does a lovely job of killing old kernals as part of their "janitor".

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Linux

Re: I feel someone should say.

I wouldn't say I am a fan, per se, but I can get stuff done with it, and the layout works nicely with the touchscreen machine I have one of my installs on.

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Happy

Re: SystemD

After that comment, you need to leave FASTER. Forget your coat.

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FAIL

And when does installing video break the OS...

Welp, just did a clean install, grabbed the latest updates, and went ahead and enabled the ATI proprietary driver.

One clue what happened.

Nothing.

That machine never rebooted functionally.

So, yeah, people wonder why I am a Nvidia fan. Prolly because ATI software has been the bane of my existance with either Windows or Linux for many years.

Sigh.

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Siri? Are you seeing another man?

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Headmaster

This is El Reg, not The Gruniad...

"As the researchers told IEEE Spectrum, iStegSiri is a proof-of-concept designed to try and get the security community to pay better attention to *seganography-based* attacks."

Seganogaphy? I understand the need for hot news, but, really lads..

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Cops think Mt Gox meltdown was an 'INSIDE JOB' – report

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FAIL

Such an AMAZING surprise from an organization that will take your money but not let you get it back.

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FBI offers $10,000 bounty for arrest of laser-wielding idiots

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Facepalm

This...

This is why we can't have nice things.

For those of us that enjoy popping balloons or slicing a cat into lunchmeat with our reasonably powered personal lasers, we have to suffer because some asses have no common sense.

Unfair, I say, unfair!

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Hello Moto: Lenovo grabs Motorola biz for $3bn. But Google's KEEPING the patents

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Coffee/keyboard

Good. Maybe Lenovo will finally turf the pants firmware for the NVG510 and come up with something reasonably decent.

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Cardslurping kingpin caged for 18 years over Carderplanet forum

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Alert

To edit or not to edit...

CarderPlane? Really? C'mon now, I expect better from El Reg...

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Unreal: Epic’s would-be Doom... er... Quake killer

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Terminator

Re: Quake, iD, Doom.

Ahhhhhh geez, the "medical" scene in Quake 4 is and will always been a major favorite of mine. Just figuring out what is going on and the feeling of helplessness was wonderful. The the reveal during the briefing. Then the kicking ass afterwards.

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I had played a lot of games at that time, but I remember, as I peeked up from behind a barrel for a quick peek, that I was actually seeing the real reflection of a Skarrj walking on a shiny floor and dying once because I found it so fascinating. Not so exciting now, but back then, that was a prett amazing thing.

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Google 'disappoints' US congressman over Glass privacy controls

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WTF?

Seriously though. The US Goverment, post PRISM, bitching about privacy and sousveillance? Methinks maybe the Big G is being less forthcoming with access to Glass data and specifications than the Fed likes.

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Bitcoin-mining malware ENSLAVES computers

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Devil

Already dealt with it...

Had to clean up a case pre-automated detection. Sort of a pain, but I whupped it.

And, sorry, I couldn't resist.

Is not a man entitled to the coin of his bit?

No, says the the man with malware, it belongs to me.

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Pertino uncloaks, fires 'cloud network engine' at Cisco

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I have been beta testing Pertino for a while and it is a pretty nifty tool. In fact, the biggest problem I have had with it was finding new use cases as it is so flexible.

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