* Posts by Antoinette Lacroix

151 posts • joined 11 Jul 2007

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Pop OS X Mavericks on your Mac for FREE while you have LUNCH

Antoinette Lacroix
Happy

Every time I visit an Apple Website

My FreeBSD is recognized as OS X I'm curious if this free download works.

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US military: 'Help us build the ROBO-WARFIGHTER OF THE FUTURE'

Antoinette Lacroix

Re: More stupid, probably flawed, warfare gadgets

"It's an inevitable part of the competition for common resources in a globalised world."

You really believe that, don't you ? Do you also happen to believe that the earth is 6000 yrs old and men walked with dinosaurs ? That would explain a lot .

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Google goes dark for 2 minutes, kills 40% of world's net traffic

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WTF?

Wot ? Google went offline ?

To be honest, I didn't notice. I'm one of those old fashioned persons that still stick to AltaVista. I have no G*-whatsoever account - no Gmail, no Youtube no Gdocs - no nothing. I'd rather be off- line then using Chrome. Still, my world hasn't come to an end yet. Go figure.

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Microsoft warns of post-April zero day hack bonanza on Windows XP

Antoinette Lacroix

I like XP

I have a small XP partition for stuff that doesn't behave well under Wine. Most programs out there are made for XP anyway, so there's no real reason to "upgrade". On top of that, XP works perfectly with as little as 10-12 services running in the background, depending on ones preferences. I've disabled stuff like firewalls, security center, automatic updates and suchlike a long time ago, Needless to say, I don't run any AV / Anti-malware stuff either Never had any problems, though. The weak link is always the user and nothing can change that. To me, XP is the Windows version for computer savvy people, who know what they are doing.

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Ubuntu forums breached, 1.8m passwords pinched

Antoinette Lacroix
Devil

Good riddance

Every time one does a search, even remotely related to anything Unix, the first 20 results mostly lead to totally irrelevant drivel from Ubuntu forums. Their lusers level of noobishness and RTFM-refusal is simply unbearable. Maybe he/she couldn't stand it any longer.

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Graphical front ends for PowerShell? Here's a couple for you

Antoinette Lacroix

Maybe I'm getting old . . but

in my time, the ability to use a shell and write scripts was what distinguished admins from users.

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PlayStation 4 is FreeBSD inside

Antoinette Lacroix

Not a dev kit

According to the mailing lists, the PS4 will run a FreeBSD derivate. This is not really big news. The PS3s CellOS and XMB were also based on FreeBSD. Sony has a long history of using BSD code and has commited back several patches.

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Not work! - Firmware hacks

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Good old days ???

One could think you are talking about the 18th century. There's still a lot of stuff that can be downloaded at modmymobile.com. P2K Commander just got updated. The RAZR isn't dead yet. I got a V3i DG when it came out and it's as good as new.

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Microsoft parades Windows 8.1, the version you may actually want

Antoinette Lacroix
Coat

Re: The WHINING of the WINTARDS

I think it has got nothing to do with the OS. Users wouldn't recognize an OS if it bit them - they can't distinguish between an OS and a UI. What users want is "easy & shiny" and that's exactly what Gnome - the most used UI - isn't. Everything made with GTK still looks and feels like a sad Win 3.1 clone. Take KDE3 or E17, skin it like Win7, add some transparency and they won't notice the difference.

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Windows 8.1 Start button SPOTTED in the wild

Antoinette Lacroix
Pint

In a perfect world

(as MS sees it) everyone uses Windows, owns a WinPhone / Surface and is drooling over the unified UI. I think they still see a chance that this could happen. Might take some time, though.

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Microsoft honcho pleads with media: 'Stop picking on us!'

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Pint

Re: Frankly Mr. Shaw....

"" .....we don't give a damn what kind of pop you drink.""

Ritchie, Kernighan and Thorvalds drink beer..Explains a lot, doesn't it ?

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German court: 'Nein' to Apple 'global consent' on fanbois' privacy

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Re: I love living in Germany

It's all fine and dandy when it comes to private companies. However, if the government or a flimsy lawyer is interested in your data, ISPs are ordered to hand it over without real evidence, you've done something wrong. Most judges aren't very IT savvy.

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VTOL hybrid flying car promises the skies

Antoinette Lacroix
Meh

I don't see the point

It still is a powered AC and has to land on an airfield, you can't just put it down on your lawn. I'm not so sure about the sports license either. Tilt rotor AC require a powered lift cert in the US and both, PPL and HPL, anywhere else. Add the cost for the license to the price of the "thing" and we're looking at +300K. A brand new, Garmin equipped, C-172 is 20K less, same is true for an R22 helicopter. The saved money could be spent on a real car, so you don't have to walk home. Imho, the whole "Flying Car" idea is Bollocks.

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Mozilla accuses Gamma of dressing up dictators' spyware as Firefox

Antoinette Lacroix
FAIL

Wrong audience

" . . .to trick them into installing FinSpy on their Windows PCs."

I may be dead wrong . . but haven't the people, worth monitoring, ditched that OS a long time ago ? As long as $GOV targets Windows PCs, the real hacks have nothing to worry about. A BSD version - now that would be cute.

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Ubuntu without the 'U': Booting the Big Four remixes

Antoinette Lacroix
Meh

Re: If... I only had a clue

What you want is a sleek kernel, tailored to your box, a base system and the apps you need. Why anyone would have several distros - where +50% of the files are exactly the same - alongside each other, is beyond me. Maybe it's time to RTFM ?

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Cutting CO2 too difficult? Try these 4 simple tricks instead

Antoinette Lacroix
Meh

Meh

I'd suggest they just stop breathing.

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Windows XP support ends a year from … now!

Antoinette Lacroix
Meh

Re: Engaging BS filter....

I wonder what lurks behind this "Compelling user experience (TM)". What excatly is it, one can do with Win 7/8, that can't be done with XP ?

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Smartphone running 'Facebook OS' said to debut this week

Antoinette Lacroix
Big Brother

Not so fast

As we speak, 4 ppl already asked if the phone can be pre-ordered. These things will sell like sliced bread, I'm afraid. Let's just hope the phones content won't automatically be uploaded to FB.

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One week left before US faces clamp down on piracy

Antoinette Lacroix
Go

I think that's a very good idea.

They should monitor everything and spend vast amounts of money. After months of stagnating revenues they might finally realize that file sharing has no impact on sales.

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Oprah Winfrey too late to save Microsoft's Windows 8

Antoinette Lacroix
Devil

Re: Never before have I seen haters like this

Never mind.

These are the ppl who'll post how excellent it was, once the next version of Windows is out. Some call themselves "techies" or "nerds" . . but can't even distinguish between a GUI and an OS.

NEW RULE . . as Bill Maher would have put it::

If you can't write assembly code and don't build your own boxes, you're NOT a technical user.

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Hackers break into FreeBSD with stolen SSH key

Antoinette Lacroix

Re: BSD Vulnerability

A few months ? More like 4 years. A patch was made available 3 weeks later.

This exploit is only verified on a FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE fresh install with telnetd enabled.. Telnetd has been disabled by default since August 2001, and due to the lack of cryptographic security in the TELNET protocol, it is recommended that the SSH protocol be used instead. "Average users" of FreeBSD (if there are any) won't get their hands on RELEASE builds anyway. About 1% download STABLE, the other 99% check out the source tree and rebuild WORLD and KERNEL according to their needs. I hate to rub this in but FreeBSD users - contrary to the Linux crowd - usually know bloody damn well what they are doing.

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Re: How strong is their package PKI ?

Nothing to do with packages. The servers in question host source code which is needed to build ports. Checksums for every file are stored on client machines, which will refuse the build, if checksums don't match. As stated in the article, servers were taken off-line as a precaution. It's a non-issue and only made it's way into the media since is has the words 'vulnerable' and 'FreeBSD' in one sentence, which you don't see very often.

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Ten Linux apps you must install

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Re: Linux with windows? Weird

Some packages have indeed weird dependencies. I usually avoid packages and build from source. However, your package list indicates a full X-server install. You weren't planning to run Kate from the CLI, were you ?

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Design guru: Windows 8 is 'a monster' and 'a tortured soul'

Antoinette Lacroix
Devil

Don't worry

The Ratpoison window manager is currently being ported to Win 8.

Everything will be just fine

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What a clockup! Apple's Swiss clock knock-off clocks up $21m fine

Antoinette Lacroix
Devil

What goes around, comes around

That's what you get if you try to sue the crap out of the competition, I'm afraid. If Apple had been reasonable in the past, no one would have bothered, but now they're on everyones list. I bet patent trolls around the globe are right now skimming through their folders to find anything remotely related to Apple products.

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The GPL self-destruct mechanism that is killing Linux

Antoinette Lacroix
Devil

Re: And your point is?

If you're looking for devices running BSD, look no further than the Playstation - CellOS is a FreeBSD branch and there are others. There's a difference between devices, running a streamlined Kernel with a few programs made by professionals, and a full blown Linux distro, though. What they are suffering from is called 'Lego Syndrome'. Too much code with too many weird dependencies. It's all about new features, more often than not inspired by Microsoft. ( KDE4s "Semantic Desktop Search" is a nice example - it needs it's own database / server WTF ? ) Regular Linux users don't realize the problem because new dependencies are automatically installed by their package manager. Just one more package - so what ? If you're on BSD and have to compile hundreds of MBs of dependent code for a mandatory feature, you might see things differently. You'd ask yourself, like Poul-Henning Kamp did: "Is this really necessary ? Can't they just code a few functions themselves instead of relying on all that third party stuff ?" Well . . . apparently not. - and THAT is the point of the article. The more inexperienced programmers reuse code they don't understand , the more unmaintainable it gets.

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Apple to ditch Intel – report

Antoinette Lacroix
Happy

No need to kill OS X

FreeBSD runs on anything.

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We don’t talk any more... on the commute

Antoinette Lacroix

It's true, people still talk in public transport

. . only the topics seem to have changed. If I had a penny for every time someone mentioned Youtube or Facebook, I could stay at home.

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Felix Baumgartner sadly turns out to be blinkered FOOL

Antoinette Lacroix
Pint

If you think Red Bull tastes like cat urine

just say so.

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Mozilla: Windows 7 browser bungle cost us nine MILLION downloads

Antoinette Lacroix
Joke

I wonder

How long is it going to take until someone sues them for bundling minesweeper ? It hurts open source game developers, you know ? Why not a "choice of OS ballot" as well ? Wouldn't it be fun to see a "Are you sure you want to install Windows" screen, along with a choice of other operating systems ?

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Nobody knows what to call Microsoft's ex-Metro UI

Antoinette Lacroix

How About ?

Stuff

Nobody

Asked

For

UI

SNAFU

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One million Facebook users' names and email addresses: $5

Antoinette Lacroix
Meh

This Facebook thing is getting way too much attention.

Back in the 80s, almost everyone subscribed to some sort of BBS. ISPs offered free home pages , i.e Geosites and suchlike. People have accounts at MSN, Yahoo, ICQ . . , millions participate in forums. Since 30 years, private data is shared, for everyone to see. If you share too much, it'll eventually bite you, simple as that. It's true, FB makes it easier for the bad guys, but it's not as if fraud was invented after FB went online. It's not that interesting anyway. I could think of a lot of sites better suited to shady activities.

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Valve taps testers for Linux Steam

Antoinette Lacroix

Re: That sucks!

It's not that bad.

Since everything, except the Steam client. is open source, all one has to do is mimic the setup. This may requires some building from source and static libraries in non-standard locations but let's not forget: They asked for 'experienced users'.

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Dr No, Thunderball, Casino Royale? Vote now for the best Bond film

Antoinette Lacroix

Where's the "They are all crap" button ?

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N00bs vs Windows 8: We lock six people in a room with new OS

Antoinette Lacroix
Happy

Another Windows 8 Story ?

Why don't you try FreeBSD for a change ? It's GUI won't give you any headaches.

Promised.

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Users grumble after Adobe cancels Acrobat X Suite

Antoinette Lacroix
Joke

I always thought the price tags are pure decoration, so one can say: "Look what I've saved by pirating that crap". People actually give Adobe money ? Really ?

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German ebook firm aims low with cheap 'n' simple €10 ereader

Antoinette Lacroix

I once bought a book

No smart phone, no data plan, no network, no ereader, no batteries required.

. . . it still works.

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Fans revolt over Amazon 'adware' in Ubuntu desktop search results

Antoinette Lacroix

I wonder

if this is part of a long term strategy. Make Umbongo as easy to use as possible - then take advantage of it's clueless losers ?

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The iPHONE 5 UNDERMINES western DEMOCRACY: 5 reasons why

Antoinette Lacroix
Paris Hilton

Earlier today

I saw 3 girls, which were walking side by side. All of them were staring at their phone screens. Eventually, the one in the middle walked against a lamp post. Imho every smartphome makes you look less smart than you would without one.

I'll stick to my V3i.

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Thanks ever so much Java, for that biz-wide rootkit infection

Antoinette Lacroix
Coat

Easy fix

Pat your BSD boxes, sporting Diablo Java and relax.

Wot ? Not running Unix ? Bummer !

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Windows 8: Download it, then speak YOUR brains

Antoinette Lacroix
Joke

I canceled the cat sitter, ordered a pizza, upgraded to FreeBSD 9.1 and put the cat in front of Win8. She stared at the screen, wiggled the mouse, said 'meow'", which sounded a bit like 'pants', and walked off.

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US Army's cloud-friendly iPad-ready intel kit DOESN'T even work

Antoinette Lacroix

Buzzword-compliant

. . sums it up nicely.

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Ten freeware gems for new Macs

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Some trolls . .

Why would you put Linux on a Mac ? It's already running Unix, you know . .

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Microsoft RTMs final Windows 8 and Server 2012 code

Antoinette Lacroix
Joke

Re: Well here is an important milestone...

""What can you tell me about Windows 9, though?""

Hard to say. If they keep up the good work it might be triangular and monochrome.

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Big biz 'struggling' to dump Windows XP

Antoinette Lacroix

Sensible approach, if you ask me

My last "regular standalone install of Windows" was W95. Since then it was Wine or Vbox . . and they all more or less sucked. I mean, seriously, what was it,Vista had to offer ? Aero ? Sidebar ? Fucked up FM with a focus on errr . . libraries ? It actually took 3 registry hacks to make explorer display the contents of the HDDs by default. Folders . . mind you . . not directories . . . M$ Bob is still alive. With every release, M$ introduced more layers of obfusaction to seperate the user from the metal. Now you go and explain to my mum why the stuff she deleted from her libraries is still on her hard disk It's not her fault M$ suddenly developed a love for symlinks, now is it ? Win 7 ? What was that again ? Oh, right, Vista with less services running by default ! Made from scratch - my backside.! And every N00b on this planet thought it was: THE SHIT ! . . incl most of the Regs readers . . You know, a few years ago, they'd have LARTed you out of existence. Yes, you and your dual boot Umbongo, but that's not the point. The point is: XP does everything with a lot less resources than Vista/W7, the rest is marketing drivel. No reason to "upgrade" - let alone to W8 (shiver), at all.

If you absolutely have to use Windows - Stay with XP ! Teach them a lesson, if nothing else.

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Google makes Opera bloggers an offer they can't refuse: Use Chrome

Antoinette Lacroix

If it doesn't run with Opera, give it a miss. .

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Bill Gates: iPad is OK, but what Apple really needs is a SURFACE

Antoinette Lacroix

Like Neil Young used to say

All surface - no depth.

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Android Jelly Bean won't get Flash Player

Antoinette Lacroix

When Flash was young, I did a few applications for friends and I quite liked it. Today, it's mostly about ads and videos but Flash can do much more than that. Everything went well as long as Macromedia was in charge. Then came Adobe . . . Imho they should have stuck to Photoshop / Illustrator.

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Achtung Penguin! SUSE tunes up Linux for SAP

Antoinette Lacroix
Meh

Well

as a German, I obviously don't need Google. If you translate it back it's something like Advantage through liberty fabric company.

Maybe they should stop trying to be funny or learn the language.

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Antoinette Lacroix
Headmaster

Errr

What exactly do you mean with "Freiestoffgesellschaft" ? Is it a reference to "free stuff" ?

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