* Posts by s2bu

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A perfect marriage: YOU and Ubuntu 16.04

s2bu

Re: Would be nice if it didn't hang on boot

I'm sorry, but how is a DRIVE too new? That makes no sense.

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While HPe still owns OpenVMS, they licensed development of it out to VMS Software. VMS seems to have hired a lot of the original VMS devs.

Too bad they didn't do the same for Tru64...

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Here's a great idea: Let's make a gun that looks like a mobile phone

s2bu

Re: need to?

How does being prepared make you less of a man, exactly?

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Re: "Absolutely no one can make sense of the United States' infatuation with firearms."

So what you're saying is that people who get upset immediately turn to murder?

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Re: Top Gear

You forgot explosives too. Soo much fun wrapped into one!

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Microsoft will rest its jackboot on Windows 7, 8.1's throat on new Intel CPUs in 2018 – not 2017

s2bu

Re: "One solution is to boot a Linux USB stick ..."

I had to down vote just for the abuse of apostrophes. Sorry, it's a personal pet peeve...

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Re: "One solution is to boot a Linux USB stick ..."

Windows 8.1 + Classic Shell will give you until 2023, so an extra 3 years. I finally went from 7 to 8.1+CS and I'm not regretting it at all. Now without CS, that's a whole other story...

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'Millions' of Android mobes vulnerable to new Stagefright exploit

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@ TheVogon

That's called security through obscurity.

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Outsourced Virgin Media techies botched this infosec bod's Poodle fix

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Re: did not meet our usual high standards

I'd sure hope that they didn't meat their people out! That's pretty low standards!

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Cisco's purple princesses gush workplace joy

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Ad

How much did Cisco PR pay El Reg for this "native advertisement"? :(

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Docker bags unikernel gurus – now you can be just like Linus Torvalds

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Re: Isn't This All Getting A Bit Crazy?

With Xen (like a lot of hypervisor platforms), the "NICs" and "storage devices" are just message passing drivers back to the hypervisor. There is no emulation overhead, just overhead of the message passing (eg, context switches).

This also isn't just about fixing TCP/IP by a long shot.

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iOS 9 kludged our iPhones, now give us money, claims new lawsuit

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Re: The masters of enforced obsolescence...

Monoprice and Amazon Basic cables are both MFi verified and much less than $12!

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Microsoft halts downloads of new PowerShell power-up

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Re: Too big to fail?

Technically both OS X/Darwin/XNU and Tru64 aka Digital UNIX aka OSF/1 used a hybrid kernel, just like NT does.

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Oracle beefs up container credentials with Five Guys buyout

s2bu

Java is horrible, but using .NET and HTML 5 as better examples, wow.

.NET's compatibility is slightly better, but you still need 1.1, 3.5, and 4.6.1 installed to cover all the bases. MS also has pushed out a few security fixes to .NET also.

As for HTML 5, I think there still isn't a universal video format yet, and there has been numerous JavaScript security issues in the various browsers!

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'Unauthorized code' that decrypts VPNs found in Juniper's ScreenOS

s2bu

More than likely it was just a false positive from your AV app, seeing as the AV probably doesn't grok the binaries (they're probably ELF vs Windows PE).

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Press Backspace 28 times to own unlucky Grub-by Linux boxes

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Re: I Don't Think This Feature is Used Much

It's mainly used on "appliances" (along with a BIOS password) as an attempt to keep people from easily getting root on the machine and poking around (eg by adding "init=/bin/sh" to the command line).

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Windows XP spotted on Royal Navy's spanking new aircraft carrier

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Re: how is this news?

Now if somebody would just revive Tru64 aka Digital UNIX aka OSF/1, all would be right with the world again. Oh, and Alpha too, of course, although I guess China is already doing that...

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Aurous shutters for good, will pay $3m damages

s2bu

Re: I spy...

You must be new here...

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Is ATM security threatened by Windows XP support cutoff? Well, yes, but …

s2bu

Re: Could they just move them back to OS/2?

I wish! The OS/2 ATMs were so much faster than these damn XPe ones. They're so crazy slow it's aggravating!

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The gear I use in my test lab: A look at three Trident+ switches

s2bu

Re: Quotes

Trevor,

One thing I did notice that you listed prices for the others, but I don't recall seeing a price for the Supermicro?

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How to get 10Gbit/s home broadband in the US: Step 1. Move to Chattanooga, TN

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NICs

10GE/40GE NICs are fairly reasonable, actually. 10GE switches are a little pricey though, and 40GE ones are highway robbery....

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Job alert: Is this the toughest sysadmin role on Earth? And are you badass enough to do it?

s2bu

Re: User Friendly

UF still exists? I stopped reading it over 18 years ago!

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Windows 10 preview on death row, will be executed on Thursday

s2bu

Re: XP

8.1 w/ Classic Shell is just as good, if not better, than 7 IMHO.

However 10 is just a huge mess for me. On one of my Acer laptops, 7 & 8.1 work fine, as soon as I go to 10 (either clean install or upgrade), the 2nd HDD and DVD drives both stop working. I've tried all kinds of workarounds, registry edits, hacks, etc. I've just given up and gone back to 8.1. Next step, Mac!

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Whitman slams EMC/Dell deal

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Re: Dell? R&D?

Did Matt Bryant start posting as an AC?

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PHONE me if you feel DIRTY: Yanks and 'Nadians wave bye-bye to magstripe

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PIN

Not all. My Target credit card not only doesn't have a magstripe at all, but it's only chip+PIN. No signature accepted at all.

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Strike one – First net neutrality gripe against an ISP is nixed by FCC

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Re: As A Consumer, I Should Not Be Forced to Pay Twice

That's not at all what's going on here. They wanted free peering, yet they're not a "peer", aka another network provider.

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Fed-up sysadmins beg Microsoft to improve pisspoor Windows 10 update notes

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Re: EULAs vs the law

I'm sorry, but HP-UX is horrible crap too. Tru64 was much much better until HPaq took it behind the shed...

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World finally ready for USB-bootable OS/2

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ATMs

Man I miss the old OS/2 ATMs. The new XP Embedded ones are so slow and buggy (you can hear the "device disconnected" and "device connected" tones when it resets hardware on it). They're so slow I swear that they purposely add more prompts to the damn things just to make them "feel" like they're responsive!

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3D printer blueprints for TSA luggage-unlocking master keys leak online

s2bu

Easy fix

Just check a gun with your bag. Then you're actually required to use a real lock!

http://deviating.net/firearms/packing/

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Native hypervisor coming to OpenBSD

s2bu

Re: KVM?

KVM is GPL, so I'm not sure they'd go for that. FreeBSD has the BSD-licensed bhyve though, so I'm not sure why they don't just port that.

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Blueprints revealed: Oracle crams Sparc M7 and InfiniBand into cheaper 'Sonoma' chips

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Re: Phil 4

Last I checked Matt, Solaris runs fine on Intel. I wouldn't call it slow either.

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SourceForge goes TITSUP thanks to storage fault

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Re: don't want to scare folks but...

I'm pretty sure the only use for Flash on GitHub is the copy URL-to-clipboard button for people that are too lazy to select+copy for themselves.

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HSBC takes Twitter tongue-lashing over failure to offer Apple Pay

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Re: Don't see the point

I don't get why people can't comprehend this.. There is nothing for retailers to do except enable NFC on their POS systems. If NFC works (eg, your NFC-based credit card), then Apple Pay already "just works".

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Windows Server 2003 support deadline is TOMORROW – but thousands don't care

s2bu

Re: What was meant by the final paragraph?

No, WS2012 *R2* is the current offering.

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Google says its AI will jetwash all traces of malodorous spam from your box

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Re: Gmail spam filtering

Lucky you. The false positives on mine have been horrendous lately! Even from places I've received mail from for years!

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Killer ChAraCter HOSES almost all versions of Reader, Windows

s2bu

Re: Baffled

Have you not heard of KMS?

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Re: Compared to this...

But it worked so well for Debian!

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

s2bu

Re: The only upside I can see...

That test is so bogus. From the text at the bottom:

"Plaintext HTTP/1.1 is compared against encrypted SPDY HTTPS..."

So it's apples vs oranges.

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Amazon's new EC2 compute instances run on SECRET INTEL CHIPS

s2bu

Re: Number of cores?

Remember, these are Xen-based machines. I think it's a limit between the version of Xen and the version of the Linux kernel running the dom0.

Some setups like Citrix' XenServer uses a 64-bit Xen kernel with a 32-bit PAE Linux dom0, in an attempt to keep the control plane as compact as possible.

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Ofcom mulls selling UK govt's IPv4 cache amid IPv6 rollout flak

s2bu

Re: Equipment Lagging - Mandate the equipment

Unless you're talking about L3 switches with routing support, L2 switches operate at the Ethernet layer, they don't care if you're running IPv4, IPV6, or even IPX/SPX over it.

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Re: Does anyone actually use IPv6

Most firewalls default to blocking inbound IPv6 connections that aren't associated with an already established outbound IPv6 connection, just like they already do with IPv4. So I don't understand how you think it would suddenly be less secure?

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Galileo! Galileo. Galileo! Galileo frigged-LEO: Easy come, easy go. Little high, little low

s2bu

Re: Moon flybys?

Sadly, Hughes owns a patent on the lunar flyby method, so the ESA would probably have to pay some kind of royalty or something.

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Target finally implements chip and PIN card protections

s2bu

Ours has had the machines for years, but they don't work. Eg, I've tried my Citi card with it, and it just errors out.

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Verizon reboots cloud by dropping traditional IT vendors

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Re: makes sense

I'm sorry. While KVM had a surge of activity, Xen is anything but obsolete.

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There's ONE country that really likes the iPhone 5c as well as the 5s

s2bu

Re: You forget to add Tax to the US price

Except sales tax here is usually around 8.5%, not 20%.

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How I hacked SIM cards with a single text - and the networks DON'T CARE

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Re: Sprint's got SIMs?

You were right.. until recently.

Sprint, Verizon, and MetroPCS are all CDMA carriers, but they also have LTE networks. LTE requires the SIM card. So yes, Sprint has SIMs. Sprint's old Nextel iDEN network also used SIMs.

The CDMA2000 spec actually had a "R-UIM", which was basically a SIM, but of course the US CDMA carriers avoided them, because they wanted lockdown.

I have 3 Vzw LTE SIMs sitting right here, actually...

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Windows Phone overtakes Apple's market share ... in India

s2bu

Re: Trolls

You mean 3rd time around:

WinCE / Windows Mobile

KiN / KiN OS

Windows Phone

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Canadian family gives up modern tech to live like it's 1986

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Re: Re:80's?

The US had digital CDMA networks in the 90s.

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That earth-shattering NSA crypto-cracking: Have spooks smashed RC4?

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Curve25519

Roll on Curve25519!

http://cr.yp.to/ecdh.html

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Apple spanked by judge in price-fixing injunction – but not too hard

s2bu

Re: Why the time limits?

They're making sure Amazon recontributes to their reelection campaigns again next time!

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