* Posts by asdf

6300 posts • joined 7 Apr 2007

Uber, Twitter's legal eagles gather to wring claws about bro culture

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Re: where we can’t operate with integrity

Could have went with using psychology research to unethically manipulate people (FB for sure, pretty sure twitter as well) or screwing workers out of benefits (or even collusion on salary) and even being considered an employee by law as the argument against integrity also.

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real problem in SV

I have heard a lot of especially venture capital type males in Silicon Valley get plastic surgery to look young because that is where the money is (everyone looking for the next Zuckerberg). That is the problem, not enough adults in the room and even when there is they are trying to act like they are 27. That is how also something like that Fyre Festival fraud goes down (not in SV but same culture). Wisdom and life experience are sacrificed on the altar of disruption.

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Don't panic, but your Bitcoins may just vanish into the ether next month

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Re: Bitcoin is bound to collapse in value prior to this date

>Gold itself has little intrinsic value as you can't ... wear it

I think you mean to say can't really protect yourself from the elements with it (weight a big issue for any use). Not usually pedantic but that one is pretty obvious. Still your point stands.

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It's July 2017 – and your expensive HoloLens can be pwned over Wi-Fi

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Wow those are some big BCGs (birth control glasses).

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Bloke takes over every .io domain by snapping up crucial name servers

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Re: Matthew Bryant

>Somebody must ask him whether he hates anything Sun and Solaris.

Was pretty obvious if he wasn't collecting a paycheck directly or indirectly from HP(E now) he was their biggest fanboi.

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Re: DNS scares me

Forgot to mention yes in this case its only .io but there is sloppy shit like this all over the DNS world (the x509 circle jerk as well). Band aid upon band aid. DNSSEC at least help prevent subversion somewhat but not being able to resolve a good portion of the internet isn't ideal either.

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DNS scares me

Personally run dnssec at home but have a feeling DNS is going to be one of the first causalities of the great cyber war. I don't think policy makers understand how much its become critical infrastructure and what a charlie foxtrot security has been with it for a very long time (definitely baked in after the fact both in specs, software and human run aspect of it). It and BGP both scare me as that is how you make the internet disappear for an entire country or region or even worse subvert it. The prepper in me says I should start looking at Namecoin at home in case I need to switch rapidly.

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Ghost of NTLM still haunts Microsoft: Aged protocol hole patched

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Re: dismissed the RDP flaw by telling Preempt it represents "a known issue."

OS/2 v4, IBM, Microsoft, NTLM. Wow remember when those names were relevant. Blast from the past.

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See you in 2023 – Bitcoin exchange Coin.mx bigwig gets 66 months in the slammer

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HSBC huh? Hold my beer and watch this. -- JPMorgan (Madoff's bank of choice).

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Canadian sniper makes kill shot at distance of 3.5 KILOMETRES

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> but early US high command policy in Afghanistan was focused way too much on body counts

Tommy Franks is the single biggest asshat US general since Westmoreland (edit: forgot about Michael Flynn who was a lieutenant general, that guy is just a simple and plain traitor). Even his memoirs are supposedly a total dumpster fire where he tried to take credit for both Iraq and Afghanistan (hahaha dumbass). That and he said we were one terrorist attack from abandoning the constitution and putting him in charge. Funny how he also let Bin Laden escape to Pakistan as well.

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Re: Canadians vs Americans

>Nope... a sniper is a sniper is a sniper.

Yep from Carlos Hathcock to that Finnish dude (edit: Simo Häyhä) whose face got wrecked. Nationality doesn't matter all that much. You rarely hear it mentioned but not only did the North Vietnamese have a few good ones but I seem to remember the same with Iraqi insurgents and it wouldn't surprise me if ISIS does as well. Some men are kind of made for hunting other men regardless of nationality.

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Walmart tells developers to stay away from AWS

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Re: Walmart understands the basics

>Unfortunately, that also applies to Local Authority outsourcing.

Oh don't get me wrong plenty of other business love to put their head in the public trough (big pharma using public universities to do their drug studies, Boeing delivering an invisible fence to Uncle Sam that didn't work and don't get me started on sports teams) but Walmart was just more obvious about it than most. They were doing decent during the great recession but since market forces nudged them away from that business model its been tougher the last few years.

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Re: Walmart understands the basics

>Walmart understands the basics

Sadly people started wising up to their business model of not only using taxpayer money to feed its workforce (food stamps) but to pay for their loss prevention as well (local police).

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Re: There are alternatives

>Is it irrational to partner with a company that seeks to put you out of business?

Well considering the largest fruity company on Earth (market cap anyway) had rival Samsung making an awful lot of its parts for the longest time (edit: still to this day look like) I would say sometimes its necessary.

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It's 2017 and Microsoft is still patching Windows XP+ – to plug holes exploited by trio of leaked NSA weapons

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Re: The number of bugs in Edge os appalling...

And for the record also fsck Node.js client side with a drill bit. That crap is being put in everything 3rd party has massive vulnerabilities all the time.

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Re: The number of bugs in Edge os appalling...

Neither Edge or Chrome is ever going to be that secure if they include flash by default even supposedly sandboxed. I occasionally have to go find Edge's adobe plugin and nuke it after system updates which is annoying. Long live Secunia for pointing it out.

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Re: Windows Update? Ha,Ha,Ha,....

> Windows 7 is really old now, I don't know why people persevere with it.

Wow I guess there are still some non IT folks on here (Microsoft sales drone perhaps or probably just a troll?).

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Re: MS still cleaning up after Windows XP

>MS still cleaning up after Windows XP

All I can say is Apple could learn a thing or two. Windows still supports security updates to Windows 7 on the Mac Pro 3,1. Apple hasn't supported security updates for it in years and its their frigging hardware. Yes on average their OS may be a bit more secure but all modern OS require updates to stay secure.

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Firefox 54 delivers sandboxes Mozilla's wanted since 2009

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Re: @Circadian

>like saying you don't care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to say,"

Millennials can't even fathom the concept of privacy so not only are they more than happy to give theirs away they want to give everyone else's away as well. All in the name of the almighty god Disruption. Amen.

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Re: @Circadian

>"Privacy should be the default situation

Though I agree you are not going to get that with free trojan horse software and services Google gives away. Will get some downvotes but I believe to a large extent for a while there it was Google's "blood" money that helped keep Firefox competitive with Chrome and IE and even perversely made privacy possible (if not Google then Netscape who helped get things rolling initially). If it wasn't for corporate entities such as Red Hat, IBM, Google, etc paying developers the open source ecosystem wouldn't be nearly as polished including Firefox. I can almost guarantee the vast majority of the Firefox code base was written by people paid to develop the code. I also remember the days before the big boys when you had to dick with the monitor timings in X config to get XFree86 to work and praying you didn't destroy your CRT monitor which was possible to do.

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The biggest British Airways IT meltdown WTF: 200 systems in the critical path?

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Re: Typo? Looks strange

>Everyone should read Richard Feynman.

The most underrated and largely unknown boffin by the public probably of all time (certainly of the 20th century). Though Maxwell is right up there as well.

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Boffins find evidence of strange uranium-producing bacteria lurking underground

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Re: Domestos

1 teaspoon of 5% bleach being able to disinfect 30 gallons of water is impressive stuff.

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IBM marketeers rub out chopper after visit from CEO Ginni

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hey another excuse to quote my favorite movie

> A remorseless sacking machine would be a good application for Watson.

"Aw, sh1t. Half the country works for Brawndo.

Not anymore! The stock has dropped to zero... and the computer did that auto-layoff thing to everybody."

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Distro watch for Ubuntu lovers: What's ahead in Linux land

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>Slackware64 14.2 is everything you need in an OS

Nothing with the Linux kernel is going to be everything you need in an OS. For majority of use cases yes but there is a lot of positive to be said about proprietary UNIX running on very limited and very heavily verified/tested redundant RAD hardware for production systems. Never seen an HP-UX kernel panic due to software. Can't say the same about Linux of course.

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Especially with Lumina. Was liking the direction that DE was going last I tried it and love the fact its not dependent on the Red Hat hair ball (udev, systemd, gnome, etc). Haven't tried lxqt but that was looking promising as well. KDE well same as it ever was (*cough bloated).

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only thing I find Ubuntu useful for these days

When your use case is general POSIX development environment in a VM Lubuntu is awful hard to beat. Boots nearly instantly and runs comfortable in well less than a gig of memory and has the widest number of libraries and development tools available (via 3rd party PPAs) of any POSIX environment imo. Best of all you don't worry about this Unity to Gnome or whatever shit.

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Venezuela increases internet censorship and surveillance in crisis

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Re: Venezuela could fall...

As I heard this described more than anything its a liquidity crisis. At the end of the day Venezuela still has the largest proven oil reserves in the world. Unlike say Yemen they have something of value to the rest of the world. They are screwed in the short term but their long term future still better than a whole lot of other countries.

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Re: gallow's humor but

Acutally Citgo is Venezuela's brand in the US. Not sure if Valero is rebrand or not (edit: doesn't look like it). Still a whole lot of Venezuela's oil is sold in the US.

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Redmond puts wall around Windows 10 for Chinese government edition

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Re: Do some evil

No as Dylan said money doesn't talk, it swears obscenity.

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America's drone owner database grounded: FAA rules blown out of sky

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>but left in place airspace restrictions affecting drones in the Washington, DC area.

Glad to see what's good for the goose and all that.

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Dell kills botched BIOS update that murdered punters' PCs

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Wow Dell is showing how (for some) there are worse things than the Intel AMT cockup. Which I am guessing why this bios update is being pushed out in the first place.

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Oracle crushed in defeat as Java world votes 'No' to modular overhaul

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Re: "lack of openness" from Oracle?

Yeah Oracle think they are being nice by pretending to be somewhat open but all they need to do is look at how on the DB side for example Postgres and Hadoop are progressing to realize what happens if they think they can go back to the world of everything closed and proprietary. Closed, lock in and constant large yearly increases isn't a business model that will last forever. Snoracle JAVA already missed the boat with Android for these very reasons.

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10Mbps universal speeds? We'll give you 30Mbps, pleads Labour in leaked manifesto

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Re: Labour has pledged

Was just trolling but sadly just read (Yank desperate for any international news here with Megamind in charge of Metrocity) the seats most vulnerable for Labour happen to be his biggest enemies in the party. The worse the party does the better for him. He will survive and Labour will pretty much represent only the urban blight areas (wipe out in middle England likely).

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Re: Completely scrapping ADSL then

>Completely scrapping ADSL then

PPPoE at least should have died a decade ago at least. The overhead is beyond stupid. Still by being so shitty I am about to get 20Mbs service for less than $30 a month unbundled here in the states which ain't bad.

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Re: Labour has pledged

The small print is they aren't going to be able to do shit after they lose 100 seats. The best part will be how Corbyn will stay on after to lead the UKIP of the left (soon to have as many seat(s)).

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HP Inc ships laptops with sinister key-logger

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Re: Not responsible for anything

>Just put stuff in a box and sell it. Bad drivers, not our fault. Windows, definitely not our fault. Security, you're on your own but we'll give you a demo of MacAfee or Norton. Key logging is a feature, you might find out what your spouse is up to.

And they wonder why Apple is able to charge the premium it does for often inferior hardware. Has as much to do with PC makers incompetence as it does Apple selling the dream.

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Attention, Asus RT wireless router owners: Patch your gear now to squash web hijack bugs

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>@John 104, even those rockin' the dinosaur Linksys WRT54G* with third party firmware?

Like I said with that linux 2.4 kernel it boots in 10 seconds flat and sadly is probably more secure than any consumer router oem firmware out there. 2.4GHz sucks for anything but web browsing in general though.

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Re: Get patching

>AdvancedTomato - based on shibby's builds but with a way way better ui.

Yeah I tried that one and its great to have more options but imho its simply another flat millennial html5 UI made for your phone using the latest greatest that just bloats things up and slows down the router's primary purpose. The older less bloated UI works just fine for me (but then again pretty much definition of router nerd who does most stuff with the CLI anyway) but like I say horses for courses.

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Re: Get patching

Shibby Tomato runs like a champ on the RT-N53 (yeah yeah it sucks but at time I bought, only 5GHz wireless N bridge under $75) I am using as a wireless bridge. Of course I am running version 120 which is several years old but less bloated and more stable at least for me. Finally retired the WRT54G I had running Shibby tomato with the 2.4 linux kernel. That thing would boot up in 10 seconds flat even with a much slower cpu.

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European Patent Office dragged to human rights court – by its own staff

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Re: And the circus continues...

>If you quote the more useful GDP per person, ... below the UK on 13th.....

With the UK also lower than the US state of Oklahoma (only 13 other states are lower, most of whom are the most hostile to unions coincidentally) per capita that might not be the best measure to use.

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Facebook fake news: Sort it out yourself, readers

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>Don't rely on anything on this site check somewhere else.

which renders the information on the site as useless.

If you are too lazy to 2nd source especially important information then its not the site that is useless. Though I will admit picking not low but fruit dragging the ground wikipedia was a good way to cover your argument.

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Oracle fires Java warning at IBM and Red Hat

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>make better use of RAM for metadata.

Java better use of RAM? only about 15 years too late.

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US Air Force networks F-15 and F-22 fighters – in flight!

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>The problem of course is building enough F-35's to make an impact.

Especially building them before that whole thing of having a meat sack that great reduces the g forces an aircraft can operate under makes the kit completely obsolete. Not to mention what could go wrong politically with a pilot shot down (Gary Powers, Jordan pilot IS got a hold of, etc.).

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Welsh Linux Mint terror nerd jailed for 8 years

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Re: Being Welsh

For us Yanks being Welsh is a bit of a mix between West Virginia (where many Welsh actually settled) and Iowa.

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Re: Clickbait headline

>He used Linux Mint on a USB drive to store documents relating to terrorism.

If he had use OpenBSD with FDE on a USB stick they may well have never gotten access to those documents (though UK forcing you to give up passwords is some bullshit). Thing is they would have found other ways to nail this dick head (like using Wordpress (hello malware) to spread that garbage).

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FYI: You can blow Intel-powered broadband modems off the 'net with a 'trivial' packet stream

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Re: The penalty for realtime imbecilitis

>I then added some specifics - that are also correct - in fact I under specified what the hardware can achieve. And yes that's with QoS enabled.

Want to know something funny. I bet for most ordinary people's use cases they are much better off with properly set up QOS on a sub 100 Mbps connection, than phantom broken QOS on a much faster connection which is what they get if they are not using a proper PC to do their routing/QOS. Especially cost wise and if there is teens/20s in the house endless downloading shit no matter how fast the connection. I never see lag spikes people with these fancy expensive internet modems/service do. Must really suck paying five to ten times more for internet and then get tea bagged by me in some first person shooter because I don't lag.

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>A bad one gets owned by one of the various attacks attempted.

Which is why your first step after getting your internet facing router setup is to download the Kali Linux iso and get on the internet outside your router (phone internet etc). Get your router wan side ip address, boot up Kali then do the complete scan with Armitage and finally do a Hail Mary attack. Any ports open you don't recognize and especially any sessions open then best to return your hardware unless you can put LEDE on it in which case do so.

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Re: The penalty for realtime imbecilitis

>It is not the CPU grunt which is the issue in consumer hardware preventing good QoS at 600MB (I agree with several posters which said it does not work).

>It is something NO consumer router has. Timer precision.

Perhaps but my guess is it also has to do with the cpu not able to handle the massive amount of interrupts when dealing with network traffic at that speed even with the offloads (QOS also still has to peel apart multiple packets as well with offloads if its to be effective). As for x86 I agree that if I wasn't so cheap and actually had super fast internet I almost assuredly would be running x86 (perhaps with *BSD) for my main router (and no shitty Atom cpu for sure). But capped at 26 Mbps down and 1 up DSL, my WNDR3800 running Cerowrt with htb + fq_codel runs like a dream. Nobody in the house ever complains about anyone else using internet even when I am torrenting several large Linux isos. When I see lag in games (rare) its almost always server side.

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