Re: Enough Whining.
Windows 10 never has been fit for business use if any of my W10 boxes are anything to go by. The best that can be said for it is that at least it isn't quite as bad as 8.
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Windows 10 never has been fit for business use if any of my W10 boxes are anything to go by. The best that can be said for it is that at least it isn't quite as bad as 8.
Nah, each new generation of laser printer will simply demand that you buy it ever more expensive toner cartridges. If you buy consumer level laser printers then the toner will probably cost you more than the damn printer did!
Now that all political announcements are made via Twatter and Twatter is so called because there are more pictures of twats on it than even the most addicted of porn surfers can shake their sticks at, it should be easy to block all politicians.
> Remote X sessions are an absolute requirement.
Remote X has a major issue apart from the security side of things which is handled by an SSH tunnel. A lot of X applications are latency sensitive, so while they work well over a LAN they are often a pain over a WAN. If you're sitting in Blighty and looking after a stack of servers in the US then using X directly can be a pain. Remotely displaying with VNC leads to much more responsive displays (and you can still tunnel it through SSH).
I've not yet played with Wayland, I'll have to have a play, been banging around with X11 for 30 years come later this year and of course X10 before that.
> The full extent of Chinese subsidy of Apple assembly in China is now known
Hmmm, if China doesn't want to build them, and Samsung don't want supply critical parts might we have seen peak i-Thingy?
(oh no, commenting about Apple, bang goes my up/down ratio :-)
Well that's one way to chose which court you want to sue in, "We think you broke the law in Germany, so we'll see you in a German court".
> a not unattractive female teacher
As a teenager I was a very keen photographer. One lesson our teacher hadn't shown up and we had a relief teacher who just let us sit there and read. So I was reading through an article in Amateur Photographer, when suddenly the teacher came straight up to me and confiscated the magazine.
"You can have that back after school"
I was a little bemused, but found something else to occupy my time. After school I went to the staffroom to fetch my magazine back. Later that evening I think I realised why it had been taken away by this particular teacher. There was a lovely series of photos of her topless posing with some butterflies. I'd never have noticed it was her if she'd not brought it to my attention.
> The great thing about having a teenage son is being able to blame such things on them. ;)
Is that like when politicians claim that having a husband explains why they are claiming for porn vids on their expenses?
The difference in latency of using a direct link and leased fibre via an ISP is likely to be tiny. A leased fibre is giving you what? a 2ms latency via an ISP, at least that's what I used to see on a line from BT to a data centre in the middle of nowhere going to some other Internet sites over 10 years ago. Skype runs happily over comparatively large latencies or we wouldn't all use it. I'm not an expert on the human perception in communication, but I'd be surprised if you can spot a 100ms delay. delays of over 200ms are human recognisable but don't seem to affect how easily we can talk to people in Oz, delays of a whole second mess you up and you have to get used to not interrupting each other.
So I stand by my comment that it's generally wrong to associate latency to availability.
And no I didn't miss the story about MS having patched their patch, but if you can't get on the network you can't load the patch for the patch.
OK, so if they know that little about networking then I can think of a really good reason for not going to talk to them.
Perhaps this explains their recent hiccough with DHCP.
The problem with not using Skype is that everyone you want to talk to does use Skype.
If the grandkids say, Grandma why don't you use Skype, then you get your ears bent because the PC you set up for her doesn't use Skype.
It's also the case that abominations like flash on websites (which of course should be outlawed) exist and are easier to deal with in Windows.
If I knew my mother would only do things which worked on Linux I'd have setup her PC using Linux. My bother and I both work in Linux and would find it much easier. But she also gets very useful help from grand kids, and they don't work with Linux.
Windows is what most people use because it is what most people use.
I wish it wasn't, I wish there was something much simpler that just worked.
Facetime is not the answer unless all the people you talk to are also Apple users. As my mother knew 70 or more years ago, when your house is the only one in the village with a telephone you can't use it to talk to anyone else in the village.
Or, you know, you could run "ipconfig /release" and "ipconfig /renew" to get back online and then download the update.
Sure, that was the first thing I tried on the Misses' laptop and it worked.
There is zero chance I'm going to be able to get my mother to type those commands on her's. She now reads emails and will finally even read text messages on her phone, but despite having worked as a typist in the past she is not prepared to send email or texts. The chances of getting her (and I'm extrapolating from her) and millions of similar people to do an ipconfig... are zero.
If she gets the problem it will have to wait until I can drive over and see her. In the mean time I'll just hope she's not been affected, and hope even more that if she has, my father who as debenture hasn't tried to fix it for her.
Government's should do this, and I'm sure they can take on MS.
EU seems keen on doing this sort of thing.
Sadly they don't seem keen on wiping the whole EULA thing off the face of the planet. I really wish they would as no one else it likely to manage. Of course if the judge's PC were to bork part way through the trial it might help. If they felt the pain the rest of us do they might well reach of the black cap.
You agreed to the EULA which says that you owe MS everything and they owe you nothing. If you want compensation you'd have to convince a court that the EULA wasn't a reasonable contract (it isn't) and that you basically agreed to it under duress (you don't have any choice). Then you might be able to go after the compensation you (and all the rest of us) rightly deserve. However MS will spend more of legal fees than you, so they'll win.
Well he could be using his fixed IP address directly on his PC. I do one some of mine.
The issue isn't to do with the router except is as much that most people use their router as their DHCP server. But regardless of what you are using as a DHCP server W10 was knaggered it. The DHCP server is happily responding to requests and offering configs and it looks like W10 is just ignoring these responses.
> Still think it is IPv6 related
Hardly, It's been taking out my wife's W10 PC most of last week and that is getting it's DHCP from my CentOS server. The server is sending DHCP responses and they aren't being acted upon. I'm only handing out IPv4 addresses.
Share and enjoy...
Is everyone sure that this is actually a problem limited to BT routers?
My wife's W10 PC has been suffering from network disconnects all this week. It's losing it's IP address and we aren't using a BT router. The DHCP addresses are coming from a Linux server and I can read the logs on there and my box is offering the DHCP info and it just isn't being taken up. It's only affected 1 PC, none of our other ones seem to be affected.
Might work for executables, as long as you can new hashes out in an AV update before new updates to the SW are released, but the only files I've added to my exclusion lists are the junk mail and trash cans for my email client. I don't need those virus scanning, that's where I put the shit. But they'll change all the time so can't have a stored hash.
You need to call your dirty programs svchost.exe as every user is used to there being millions of these buggers on there PC, no one knows what they do and they frequently use 100% of a CPU.
seems a bit new fangled to me, 2.6.32 is where RHEL/CentOS 6 is at. That 3.10 stuff comes with systemd in DeadRat land and we don't want to go there if we can help it.
> Oh B*&^^&*r
Oh double triple B*&^^&*r
That advisory has just been followed up with. c05348215
Saying that you can't use HW encryption with bitlocker.
Now I just want to scream!
> HP has an advisory document regarding this problem.
> but losing the drive encryption is a big blow
You can say that again.
Pity they didn't tell me.
Pity they didn't tell me before I bought this laptop in June. It's a EliteBook Folio 1040 G3, which isn't on the list, but I assume it's being clobbered by the same issue.
I mean: no computer is safe when an attacker has physical access. Including those which have applied HD encryption.
The data on your disk should be safe if the encryption is any good (ie doesn't have a May door). That's the whole point of encrypting the thing.
The W10 1607 update seems to have real problems with drive encryption generally. This laptop and the one on my desk use HP's drive encryption and now everyday I get a nag from Windows saying an update failed. If I go through the fix it process then eventually it comes back and says that I need to remove the encryption SW, which means I need to decrypt the whole disk then once that has happened I can remove the SW and then I can update after which I would need to reinstall the encryption SW and re-encrypt my disk. Yeah like thanks guys. Just pull your F*&^ing fingers out and sort this, it isn't funny.
> Sue the bugger who stole the pics
Well because at the time he is alleged to have stolen the pictures he was working on behalf of the Toyota dealer and it was as "the dealer" he asked for and was given access to the phone.
If he'd give the guy his phone to look at in a bar social then no he shouldn't be allowed to sue the guys employer.
> Why waste valuable lentil-growing land to graze sheep
Coz sheep will graze on land you can't grow lentils on. Ever tried growing crops on the side of a mountain without cutting terraces?
> How do vegans / principle-based veggies feel about clothing made from wool, or stuff like hand-cream which contains lanolin?
If you don't wash the wools in harmful detergents before spinning and knitting the wool then you'll find the natural lanolin in the clothes you wear keep your hands beautifully soft.
On the other hand, my herdwick jumper is pretty scratchy so less soft hands might be a benefit.
I really believe that is the first time in my life anyone has suggested that I'm a lefty. I'm impressed by your originality, but you clearly didn't read what I wrote. You normally write quite sensible things here. What I had said which you failed to read was that I suspect that you wouldn't consider yourself of either of those things.
Please read carefully before picking up the flame thrower.
> situation that is clearly too complex for people like you to discuss.
Hardly, I just happen to enjoy winding racists up, that's all.
I also enjoy winding up extremist white supremacist Christians by reminding them that Jesus was an Arab Jew and so quite unlikely to be blue eyed and blond.
Now I wondering which camp of people I enjoy winding up you'd put yourself in. I suspect neither of the above.
Now have a nice day
> Whilst the BNP may be obsessed with race, UKIP is concerned with EU control and immigration numbers
Pah, we're all bloody immigrant, we're all bloody Africans when it comes down to it.
Back to the topic of the story, are we sure it was an accident?
Or were these sub-sea cables dug up as Jersey wasn't monitoring their populations browsing habits properly and now there a chance to splice in some proper monitoring equipment?
Mine's the one with the black helicopter and tin foil hat in the pockets.
> "I think..."______He doesn't
Not just "doesn't" more a case of "can't"
When is a strawberry legally dead?
Have an upvote for plugging TIMC
BTW, this pint looks clear enough to probably not be vegan either.
> Grass can grow on hill farms when very little else will.
Our beautiful "natural" landscapes like the Lake District and not at all natural. They are maintained by the sheep farming. This is why this were not culled in the Foot and Mouth disaster a few years back.
> There are other vegans who extend that to trying to avoid all animal-based products.
Many vegans chose to eat organic food. Most organic food is grown using manure and even bone meal.
Do animal-based products become acceptable when they have been recycled by a vegetable or other sort of plant?
I suspect this will do nothing except slow your connection down - they'll be storing NetFlow records, no doubt, which basically say "This IP had a TCP connection to that IP and this amount of data went in one way and another amount in the other direction."
Switching to UDP based protocol makes this so much more fun :-)
No formal "connection" to summarise. Log files can be orders of magnitude larger and the trick of playing with the packet sizes would probably work too.
I thought Trump had shown that taxes aren't either.
> Virtually all smaller ISPs resell services from larger ISPs
Well they make use of OpenReach for the cabling (and a few others, but OpenRetch in my case).
I guess the monitoring could be put in place before the packets are delivered to A&A, but if that were likely to be the case then they could always sell encrypting routers and the corresponding service at their end or just sell a service using an encrypted tunnel. In the Beeb's article the RevK was quoted as talking about using VPNs and non EU sites.
> Easily done. I have -for work- a file of passwords belonging to other people ...
The contracts that I sign regularly that have that sort of shit in them all changed a few years ago to include a clause excluding divulging the information to law enforcement agency when instructed to.
My ISP has an interesting legal conundrum posed on their site.
They state that they don't have any monitoring or filtering systems in place. They point out that they could be forced to in the future and that they could be forced to lie. Failure to comply would put them in breach of the Snoopers Charter. However since they market their service as having neither filtering nor monitoring systems and base their business on this claim if they were to lie they would be in breach of the Fraud Act and it's difficult to see how they can be forced to break one law in order to comply with another.
Being forced to lie is also legally questionable.
If you go through the video you'll see they were talking about an atomics library to handle these issues. With current architectures they can't rely on native CPU instructions so they've chosen to implement this sort of thing with functions.
> whereupon the main thread has to identify where and when it is located,
Surely it can't know both where and when it is at the same time, perhaps this information would need to be stored in an exclusionary variable.
The idea is a lot older than Linux. Back when I ran a VAX with Ultrix 1.0 (Ultrix 1.0 was pretty pure BSD) the root filesystem was only 5MB and it was normal to have a copy on all the disks. That way when you came in in the morning to find the disk your root FS lived on had died over night you just had to switch around the drive numbers and you could reboot from any of the disks. The root FS would only have the small programs you couldn't live without and /usr got the luxury ones, so ed would be in root while luxuries like vi would be in /usr, /usr/ucb back then it only moved to /usr/bin later on.
Yeah, like I noticed that the "Autumn Statement" didn't include a budget increase for the BBFC to allow them to employ 50,000,000 new censors, which is just what they'd need to start with if they want to start monitoring porn sites on the Internet.
Still it could solve the unemployment crisis at a stroke (or has that been banned?)
> it's been going downhill.
No, it's not really going downhill it's just that patent space is curved. Or to use the technical term bent.
> A family with two children will easly use that and more, which is why 1g is needed per household
Sure I'd love a 1Gbps line. But it would only help with downloading stuff.
What do you need for a full HD high quality feed? About 3.5Mbps, so if you've got 2 kids and assuming 2 adults (OK I'm old fashioned) that would be 14Mbps you need for streaming. The time when the kids need/want more is when they're downloading the latest updates for Steam & the Playstation & the Xbox. My kids average Internet usage on their phones runs in the the 100s of Gigabytes per month and I have a broadband line for them (my normal service is metered, so I have an all you can eat one for them, it's cheaper than way).
I'm just interested to know where people got that figure from and what they think they'd use it for until everyone is looking at much higher res streaming.
BT wanted to lay fibre to homes over well over 20 years ago and the government stopped them by not allowing BT to offer cable TV services which was the only thing that wanted high BW links.
Respondents said average speeds should be at least 60Mbps
I'm curious as to why? What do most people do with that sort of speed? Does 4K TV need that sort of bandwidth? Surely the only reason for wanting that sort of bandwidth currently is downloading things. OK, I downloaded over 10GB of stuff yesterday (RHEL7.3 & a big service pack), but I wouldn't view my use as being that typical. I downloaded these over a ~35Mb link (it's an 'unlimited' link), I can't say that my life would be particularly improved if the link was 60Mb, not that I wouldn't be prepared to pay to get more BW.
How many video feeds do you need to stream into 1 house to use 60Mb?
In my case when FTTC rolled out in my area the first link clocked in at about 40Mb, a lovely jump from the previous ADSL2(?+?) at about 5ish. The moment I had a 2nd link enabled (I run bonded lines for HA reasons) the link fropped to sub 30Mb. I'm in the SE but not in London, we had FTTC before the various members of my family who do live in London and we weren't in the first wave of homes luckily enough to get it and our roll out was repeatedly delayed.
To get much better performance and probably to get 60Mb here with current technology they'd have to go to something like FTTP. We don't have anything like that because of stupid war between the house builders and the cable companies when my house was built. It was when the cable companies were digging up every street and laying free cable TV, but they tried to persuade the house builders that they should pay the cable company to lay on the wiring on the new estate, so the builders obviously refused to pay for something that everyone else got for free.
If the government want to help with the roll out of FTTP they should use the planning system. Refuse all planning for developments over a certain size (say 10 households) that don't include FTTP. That way there would be a lot of focus paid to getting the infrastructure to more parts of the country. You wouldn't get planning permission unless there was power, water and sewerage provision.
Although DNS provides a mapping from a domain name to an IP address and you then contact that IP address, the IP address in itself doe not identify the domain name or website you are contacting. Lots of website run on shared servers so a log of IP addresses accessed doesn't reveal a great deal about the sites you're visiting.
When you posted here the domain name forums.theregister.co.uk returned an IP address, but checking that IP address just reveals that currently El'Reg seems to be hosted by Cloudflare.
If you are using HTTP then of course the website you want is going to be in the packets you send to that address, so the ISP / BigBrother / monitoring service can see them then. If you are using HTTPS then the negotiation over the certificate is in plain text, but even this doesn't need to reveal the name of the site you are visiting as one certificate can cover multiple websites.
> Will this be the death of 1366x768 laptop displays?
Then please take out 1080 screen next, why did the whole world need to take one big step backwards?