56 posts • joined 23 Feb 2007
Move em then ?
Moving " en masse " to servers located outside the US is an alternative.
Which basically is a good idea.I think sourceforge is and has done a terrific
job over the years but this may be an occasion the other software sites need to
take advantage of to position themselves favorably.This is an occasion for another
service to grow.
Patch , patch and patch
Servers need to have their security patches applied !
Most the time when something happens like this it's some lousy admin
too lazy to install the patches for the servers.
Patch your boxes , run regular updates and pay attention to GLSA's or
their equivalents for other distros.Stay out of trouble and have a pint.
Time to get busted ?
As soon as those machines show up on the net they will be
able to track them.Hope they arent clever enough to immediately
wipe the hard drives and most of all , stay off the net.
These guys move fast though .. think ill call them when i need
a team of movers , anyone's got their telephone number ? ; )
Yes and no
In fact when you read everything about the SCO case ( and there's volumes , best bet groklaw )
you will find that this is very little and too late. The only one that can allow any more litigation is the Trustee ( which still remains to be appointed afaik ) On the whole debate of copyrights of unix , we , linux users , dont give a hoot. there is nothing in our code that was proven to infringe at any time .IT's been said time and time again .. show us the code that infringes and by tomorrow it's gone .. except that noone ever showed anyone just that . It's all bullcrap and whether Novell or SCO have the copyrights after the asset sale is totally irrelevant to us.
SCO is out the picture . Relax , use Linux and be merry
Adopt-A-Vulture program ?
Would be fun to actually have a vulture adoption program
We could all chip in , have the vulture called Reg and well .. simply know
we did something good. Or someone take it one step further and start a
Save the Vultures foundation.. ( with funds channeled through our beloved bofh ; )
All in all good news , everytime a species is saved is a great day for all living creatures.
Time for a switch
Sorry for being obvious .. but cant we put in a switch in a menu somewhere and have both behaviors available , menu selected ? Sounds like a lot of fuss for a simple plumbing job.
Really .. his foul mouth needs a good squirt of toilet cleaner and brush.
We should be allowed to harass him online till his Mother tells us he's learned
his lesson. Meanwhile .. im going for a few cold ones.
Being there helps understand
Guy started the One Drop foundation ( and i was there for the event with the Prince Of Monaco visiting the headquarters here in Montreal .. quite a treat ) because so many children do not have access to clean safe drinking water all around the globe. That is the purpose and mission these
people have invested themselves and their money ( 200 millions to start ) in order to provide communities in need with a supply of clean water. In itself , the new Cirque buildings have also been made to recycle rain water etc etc .. to top it off .. on the 7 th floor , they made a gigantic cone shaped rain collector . The intent is clear , help people. Raise awareness and money to help.
He worked hard to get there . We are proud of him. His mission was to put a smile on people.
It still is The whole of the Province of Quebec and Canada are proud of him.And if he gets a blast out of it , so much the better. He worked hard to get there and by all means , have a heck of a trip blasting off.
Bon voyage Guy :)
Useless in .. hmm .. 5 days
A copy will find itself on the net soon enough , then in a few days , all their tricks
will be known and soft spots it exploits , and within 5 days all that soft will be useless.
Cheer up .. we're about to have a good time with that toy kit. ; )
the alternate to quick charging is quick swapping.
get out the highway and get to the battery station .. bit like in a car wash you
drive your car up to the track , vehicle is then took over the change pit.
robot takes the complete battery pack and sends it to the charge station ,
( at which point we dont care about charge time/amps /wiring etc. )
then while still rolling a second robot gets a charged pack and swaps it in
the car We would need a standard battery pack size for all cars.
There's ways to get a fresh charge
An alternate is a charge lane on the highway equipped with electrified
tracks that you can connect to using a set of pads / rails .
We will work it out, and get rid of the gun against our heads held by the
OPEC and gas producing countries.
They are running the economy of all countries to the ground by charging
high gas prices. They know it. In fact as far as appearances go .. they count on it.
Gas is our enemy , the gas industry is the enemy of the people.
We need all the good ideas to set ourselves free from the slavery brought upon us
by the use of gas.
The coat : it's dang cold over here :)
This aint protectionism
Exactly .. this is a stimulus package , a one shot deal meant to boost back the US economy ..
So we all have to understand this is not something permanent .. we're talking about US taxpayer
dollars and the way this is used to make a maximum effect on the home economy.
I totally agree with them. Their money in their pockets where feasible economically.
IT's just plain common sense .. Reverse the situation and think about your hard earned
money .. would you like to send it overseas ?
a page of irony
Come on .. you cant possibly be serious :) and you're not , we know. First .. let me call 911 and get you to a nice place filled with good guys that dress you up warm in one of them new trendy shirts that close at the back , and give you some of them feel good pills ..
my 2 cents worth :
Expect to pay 300 to replace WinME , cause it was so crappy ..
Expect to pay yet another 300 to replace XP ( it's so old and passe .. join the Vista generation )
Expect to pay yet another 300 bucks to replace that total crap Vista you got .
See a pattern ? no ? good .. I wanted to talk to you about shares in the great Brooklyn Bridge, a sure investment ..
Microsoft is the wal-mart of computing. Personally i just cant stand to buy crap that will end up in the garbage.But you go ahead and pay them yet another 300 bucks .. Bill Gates needs it to put a gold mast on his yatch .. Come on .. fork it out .. :) You can afford to make him rich .. while you stay poor :D , mentally and economically.
Err nice suit but where are the batteries ? and how much do they weight to assist a worker for a half day ?
will he have to carry an ac cord around the feild ? Dosen't look too comfortable either.For now it's certainly a curiosity and research item but imho .. we're far from the bionic farmer taking his cows in by throwing them over his shoulder :)
Sony ? well .. errr make mine a lager
@Sam Turner Worse. Twice in the middle of a firmware transfer to a controller, the vaio i had bluescreened and scrapped the controllers. had to send the processors back to factory for repairs.Crestron controllers are very expensive and this is unacceptable. That vaio is now used for unimportant mail and web stuff.
For the rest : trust Sony to make the wrong moves. I stay away from them.But on a lighter note. I have a portable 7 transistor Sony AM radio dating back to early 60's and it still works very well. Much of their professional stuff i work with is top notch. Yes they do have a bunch of stuff they invented and still do. Yes as a company ( service and sales ) they do suck , big time ( selling direct to important clients after a company made the sale , happened in Canada ) and all round being hard to deal with.But their equipment works and broadcast would be in shit without them. So ..
Though they are highly dislikeable , they do make stuff work.Proprietary or not if it works , people will buy it. Not because it's a Sony , simply because it works.People need simplicity, Auntie Clarice dosen't see the difference between an open and a shared proprietary standard.
All in all , i don't need it so why should i care ? :) Time for a few pints at the bar
It's typical , happens all the time in America, both north of the line and south ..
But then again .. are we asking to those people to show intellectual honesty ?
I mean .. are you seriously thinking that those politicians can show deep , real
genuine intellectual honesty ? Come on . These are politicians after all ..
Politicials will cheat , lie an do whatever it takes to keep hold of power.
They are low lifes . All of them . What's worse .. we keep electing them ..
Do we deserve our politicians ? hmm .. thinking about it , perhaps we do.
As for the girls .. leave em be .. they need our support not hatred or laws.
The Alien : You got to be one to beleive you can stop prostitution.
radeonhd's efforts are extremely honourable, and they work .
im using radeonhd for a few weeks now and it does most the
common tasks required by a desktop.
It's experimental , unstable , needs a bit of research to make it work
but it's already for those common tasks, imho, better cause it resolves a set of
issues that were annoying under fglrx ( ctl alt f 1 2 .... didnt work . exiting x freezed the machine etc )
All around a good peice of work . much needs be done , but keep your ear to the ground.
mine's the coat : got to go shovel :(
Sorry to hear Steve.We all need a Dave in our lives.
A spot check. A reference. I call Philippe my sanity check.
Loosing a friend is always hard.
From all of us, to his family and yourself our sincere condoleances.
The article is nice. But what we forget at times as readers , is the
people behind the keyboards.
All the best , and by all means , find a new " sanity check "
God do you ever need one :)
Easy to take out
what you need to take out one of these easily is a Druzynic battle tank.
unfortunately .. they come only in one color . ( check New Captain Scarlet episodes ) .
some results ..
i checked .. at least on latest available versions for Gentoo rkhunter chkrootkit at 5 am EST do not detect that particular rootkit .. at least it aint in the list that they check for.
bit amazing but that's what the program spits out in it's out on terminal.
bunch of rootkits .. but no phalanx.
still the solution is the same : dont need ssh on the public interface running ? shut it down.
btw .. that's an issue known for months and a non issue on a lot of
distros .also .. that aint the first rootkit .. that aint the last...
a lot of noise for much of nothing. :)
you're all missing the obvious ..
They get those surfing for pr0n ..
heck .. the guys get lonely .. give them a break !
let's change the headline a bit
to " Scientists invent a better emergency cutoff switch. Top electrical engineers find using squirrels as emergency cutoff switches to be more efficient than traditional breakers .. more details pages 34-37 .. "
The Humane society might object for a bit .. but heck .. it's them or us ..
lets fry some Quaida butt ! ..
" Our interrest "
" Our interest in the matter is purely legal, except for a couple of the Vulture Central adsales boys, whose interest in the matter is strictly illegal."
< ahem >
Not to mention tickle the funny bone till all the vultures
are in a heap , laughing their asses off so much they
couldnt lick a stamp to save their lives .
Which i still cant .. medics tell me ill stop laughing
around 2010 where they will be able to try make a
rescue attempt ..
Good day .
special lanes with conductive strips of some kind would be nice
just get on the highway electric car lane , get the brushes to make
contact with the power lines , and let the car be powered by the
hmm .. im smoking way too much
makes space for some bright new kid with new , fresh ideas
that wants to fiddle a file system " just for fun " with a bunch other
guys in computer labs.
why not even make it a competition betwen universities ?
and may the best fs win
Well .. there's a disturbing part in all this ..
How can websites have films before they are released ?
Cause they are leaked by the studio employees themselves !
Stop complaining , get a grip on your employees and if anything
take a beer , a valium and go to bed
ill be off for a few weeks .. this story is too much to handle.
A fitting punishment ..
need i say more ?
We're getting it fine here now.
In the right version i might add.
Great new browser , whatever the record attempt's result
you win downloading it. Everyone wins.
More plastics , more oil ..
Read somewhere recently people were using
12 microwave guns at different frequencies , to
decompose plastics and turn them back into oil ..
Now this ..
What we'd really need right now is a way to get rid of
our oil addiction altogether.Not more ways to get some.
Time for a pint.
Alternate explanation :
Simple .. the author read the article on pot and decided to
prove them wrong about their insanity figures :)
err .. or did she just prove them right ?
ill be off
Imagine the drop in criminality if the gov instead of trying to throw us
all in jail would instead sell us the stuff ..
Can you see the new roads , schools and additional health care
funding ? ...
I certainly can .. heck .. can't anyone think in government ?
Leave it at home ? LOL
If you travel with an empty laptop and just download the data once you're in the US you're still screwed .. they check all the data going across the internet and feed all that to the NSA .. any way you look at it . they have your data.
Thanks for those ten years .
Hope to see you in another 10 .. at which time ill make sure to
have a few pints raised in your honor.All i got is soda . .oh well
interresting notions for discussion
I do agree with the " private data , private hardware " principle.
In fact one does not null out the other at all but is the basis for
something totally exciting.
If all the known apps are on a server somewhere , no matter where ,and
that this is a known " clean source " of applications , i wouldn't mind at
all being anywhere on the planet, take on any computer , put in my USB key , or whatever device i keep my private data on , and use the apps that the server is loading on the PC.
I could have any program that i paid licenses for , served to me
on any computer i wish to use and sit at . ! .. im in Rio and need to
change a drawing ? fire up autocad the web edition and do it right
there at any workstation .. The concept is fantastic.
It's application in reality is another.
We need to look forward to the future , and dream ,
dreamers that shape tomorrow's reality.
We need to reinvent and shape the future to make
it a better place for all.In this matter , Google has made
Right now , it's pretty dang pathetic :D
I'll be off
Pot Calls Kettle .. Pot Calls Kettle ..
Pot calling kettle black ?
" Microsoft fired back with a warning that a formal Yahoo-Google alliance would give Google too much control over the the search advertising market. "Any definitive agreement between Yahoo! and Google would consolidate over 90% of the search advertising market in Google's hands," Smith said in a statement. "This would make the market far less competitive, in sharp contrast to our own proposal to acquire Yahoo!"
Who's got 90 % of the desktop market again ?
Ill be off
Here we go again !
Software patents are a plague.
Need i say more ?
Farewell to a Dreamer
He has inspired a many to reach for the stars.
He gave us a lot. Time for him to find rest and peace.
He will be missed
Cant sell what they dont own .. at least in part ..
that's exactly what the Novell case was about ..
Novell never sold the copyrights and IP to SCO for the
part they sold to SCO .. Groklaw has plenty on the matter.
So .. SCO don't hold the copyrights . therefore a great deal of it
they cant sell cause it's not theirs .. See the rulings from the judge.
An extremely interresting case to say the least.
Shouldnt Nintendo be happy that people can actually
use the hardware for their own games ?
I mean .. anything that could boost the sales of hardware
should be well seen in my book ..
In fact .. why not let people make games and develop
games ? Sell em to Nintendo if they think it's good enough for
distribution .. give the guys credit and royalties ..
In fact : when is the first " open " platform going to appear ?
Would be fun for the consumer and game players to be able to use any game they want on their hardware..
nothing else than people trying to get rich on
the back of other people's work ..
moving right along folks .
Heck of a reference ..
For such a position , wouldnt we all get a
reasonable background check made ?
This is quite embarassing im sure .. and i beleive they
will be WAY more carefull who they hire next.
i hope ..
BTW : is the content of wikipedia checked for accuracy as much
as they checked her background ?
Unacceptable all the same
There was no justification for the tazing period.
The 3 of them could have made the arrest without shooting
the guy with the tazer.
Those cops were just showing they're cowards.
In fact .. i wonder when a cop will be held criminally
responsible for a death in such circumstances.
About time that they use the same standards for the cops
as they do civilians. Murder is murder.
Homicide by negligence whatever you call it.
Just hope someone does jail time here.
How about El Reg readers ?
It would be interresting to know how much linux users are visiting El Reg
What's the ratio of win / lin / mac /other that come visit these pages :)
Mustard with it ?
The only thing really worrying is that MS really can do anything
they want with machines that run windows.
If they can .. what's preventing the NSA and other spying agencies
of getting in just as discretly as they did and plant software ?
Or for that matter , disable all microsoft rinning computers in case of
cyber warfare ?
Think about it .. it aint all that farfetched ..
Come on :)
All open source development on top of windows ?
really ? Is he on drugs or something ?
Think that we are going to waste our time making his product more attractive ?
Dream o .. oh .. true .. he's on drugs .. got to be ..
No seriously .. he's got to be delerious , drunk , stoned or all the above
to think we're going to spend our time and talent trying to give his
Pass him that pipe again .. he's too funny stoned out like this :)
I will always remember the courage of the people going in to try
to cap and extinguish the inferno.Heroes that knew they were sent
to their deaths trying to save the lives of countless others.
I wish this new structure will be able to be built without more people
dying. That noone else will have to die in the nuclear inferno, ever.
a corporation backed artist on YouTube and noone mentioned
suing Google / YouTube for copyright infringement ?
What is this world coming to ?
it's free on tv
Why pay for a show that's free on tv ? tv's are made to watch tv .. or am i missing something ? On top of that .. why would anyone pay to watch American TV garbage ?
Studios are putting out zit but garbage out there .. then they wonder why their sales are down
i mean please .. dont blame the downloaders from the net .. take a good hard at the garbage you guys are putting on the airwaves and on CD and you have the answer. It's junk so noone
feels like junk is anything more than junk from the get go .Who likes to buy junk ?
The "great" studios for making so much worthless junk.
Apple has the right idea .. that studio does nothing but junk .. leave them where they are :
at the dump.Who will remember The office in 20 years ? noone .. Who will remember
Mozart in 20 years .. get it NBC ?
Yeah right ..
Should read a bit more like this : "The machines are so poor on security that it's
affecting the trust people have in our automatic teller machines.Therefore , we're
getting rid of the department in a desperate attempt to regain our lost credibility
and try to repolish our image of " Diebold = security " that's been blasted to
smithereens .. Not to mention that our attempt to rig the elections have failed
miserably and we'd like to apologise to the Republican Party for failing them. "
hmm .. yep .. sounds more like it
Not worth much anyways
SCO : assets = 19.85 m ( last SEC filing )
SCO : liabilities = 12.65 m ( last SEC filing )
Due by SCO to Novell for SUN and Microsoft's SRVX licences : 25.46 m
net worth : -18.26 millions
that should have grown considerably worse since the shares
just dropped considerably.
In other words : Darl and the rest of the board at SCO
are sure to disappear shortly.And probably SCO as an
We been partying since round 4 30 pm here yesterday.
Anyone who followed the saga are quite happy to see
the beginning of the end of this ordeal.Novell certainly
have an interest in not killing the cash cow at this moment
but frankly i wont shed tears seeing SCO go under.
I wonder how hard the companies that bought SCOSource
licences ( 699 $ ) are kicking themselves in the bu**
( head hurting here .. needs aspirin .. or another bottle of Moet )