* Posts by asdf

6327 posts • joined 7 Apr 2007

Windows on ARM: It's nearly here (again)

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Security foremost and privacy who gives a sh1t eh? Must be a millennial. Biggest problem with ChromeOS is having to always browse in Guest mode to even have a chance at privacy and even then have to make sure to disable all those helpful services Google enables by default in the browser to data mine you.

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HP Inc exec: Yes, we'll put a bullet in the X3 device

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Re: we are not an operating system company

That is HPE or more likely that HP died long ago really.

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What is the probability of being drunk at work and also being tested? Let's find out! Correctly

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Re: 260 working days per year

Hold my beer - South Korea

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Looking forward to Solaris 11.next this year? Whomp-whomp. Check again in 2018

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Re: Oracle cares about one thing only...

Solaris to FreeBSD sure sounds better than my future which will be HP-UX (hate company but love the OS, never crashes ever) to RHEL to save them duckets (not my choice obviously). Bye bye POSIX hello Windows lite.

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Crushed Juicero now officially a fruitless endeavor

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Re: I bet... @John McCallum

>keep your stick on the ice

Only about 25 years late on claiming that catch phrase at least in entertainment from Red Green.

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Brazilians waxed: Uni's Tor relay node booted after harvesting .onions

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Re: "malicious"

Whatever you say AC lol. Wasn't the original poster you got in beef with but you seem to be protesting quite a bit yourself.

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VW engineer sent to the clink for three years for emissions-busting code

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Re: Did He Have An Option ???

>You will be looking for a new job with the terrible reference from your previous employer

Have to be pretty dumb in the first place to give references to a job you already hold when looking for another. Just was in this situation (job sucked at time nothing unethical though) little over three years ago and at least here in the states its understood they are only getting references from management anyway from prior jobs not the current one. I could see how this would really suck for someone just getting started in their career though. Also in the states employers don't give bad reviews for legal reasons and will just refuse. In fact many companies refuse all attempts for references these days due to our overabundance of lawyers.

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>There are guys in Germany who kmow which,parameters to bend and which to twist in order to make the engine achieve this or that result.

Which is probably the case. Sure seems like the German government (or at least German states) was looking the other way and sure has largely worked behind the scenes to cheer-lead for VW instead of holding them to account.

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Re: Did He Have An Option ???

>What then?

You do keep your resume up to date I hope. Yes looking for a job is major PITA but really good engineers are still harder to find than companies with good cultures. You would be surprised how many actually are ethical as VW is learning doing the wrong thing can get very expensive very quick. Diesel cars are all but dead in the US now.

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Re: Code of Ethics

>high frequency trading platforms for mortgages

Change that to invent complex derivatives that hide losses from regulators and shareholders and then you are in the same ballpark as this emissions thing.

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Re: Did He Have An Option ???

> I certainly hope you love washing cars all day long

First of all I am the first to say corporations have way too much power over individuals and get away with collusion on a grand scale. That said the only way you end up doing manual labor is either if you do have a criminal record (and finally even that is getting reformed) or your skill set is just plain garbage. Going along with something illegal a corporation does is probably your worst choice long term because said corporation without ethics won't hesitate to throw you under the bus when crap hits fan which it usually does eventually as a culture like that doesn't stop until caught.

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Headless body found near topless beach: Missing private sub journalist identified

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This guy sounds like another Hans Reiser except this guy wasn't dumb enough to commit the crime in the one developed country with a 3rd world prison system (San Quentin).

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Cybersecurity world faces 'chronic shortage' of qualified staff

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Re: So what is the solution?

But then the whole collusion/cartel agreement might collapse and God help us the peons might actually start getting ahead again.

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Don't throw away those eclipse glasses! Send 'em to South America

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feel your pain slightly

San Francisco foggy yeah sorry to hear but not that unusual right? What was weirder is have some cloud cover which mercifully broke several minutes before the apex here in Phoenix in the Sonoran desert. It mercifully cooled off slightly and then went straight back to 105F. 110 on the weekend too ugh.

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Cancel the farewell party. Get back to work. That asteroid isn't going to hit Earth in October

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Re: We are doing OK on the drug thing at least...

Don't think pot was the problem being referred to. Seems to be more all the cheap opiates coming out of Afghanistan and China after the addicts can't go the legal route any more. Of course the only difference to the crack epidemic a generation ago is who is mostly affected.

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Re: It might be small......

I sure hope NASA and the USAF can tell the difference in trajectories. Now if it landed in North Korea might be a different story.

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We'll deliver 'in a few weeks' says troubled ZX Spectrum reboot firm

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Re: Indiegogo

Here you can simply use this template.

Silicon Valley Unicorn Brand X

Scam after fail after scam after fail.

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Re: Delivery in 28 days

Knew this comment wouldn't be far down. lol.

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Don't buy Microsoft Surface gear: 25% will break after 2 years, says Consumer Reports

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Re: "...we don't believe these findings..."

>So I responded "Microsoft it is!"... he cried.

But Dad we don't have to be there early on release day. There is never a line at that store.

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IBM CIO leaves for AWS – and Big Blue flings sueball to stop him

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Re: Living in the past

IBM has been living in the past since the early 1980s. Just goes to show what a behemoth they were up until that time that they are still around even if fairly irrelevant these days.

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Linux kernel hardeners Grsecurity sue open source's Bruce Perens

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Caveat on above comment being at least pre Darth Cheeto. The world's biggest snowflake and his butthurt thin skin threatened to change the law but pretty obvious to all how effective he is at getting laws passed or changed.

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>If the burden of argument in the US is the same as English law

Not an ambulance chaser myself but from what I understand libel/defamation/slander laws are much weaker in the US than the UK (ie burden very high). Tie tends to go the runner(1st amendment).

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Ohm-em-gee: US nuke plant project goes dark after money meltdown

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>The nuclear tea kettle was fine as a proof of concept and to power submarines

Does pretty good up to aircraft carrier sizes as well. Think I heard something along the lines of they basically put enough fuel in at the beginning to power it for pretty much the life of the ship now or something like that.

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Re: "THANK YOU TOSHIBA, for imploding and taking Westinghouse with you."

Ah the Léo Apotheker business model except he forgot nobody was bigger that would want his company. That said fault Toshiba also for shitty due diligence. They have been around long enough to know the crap flows downhill.

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Re: Let's be real. This has been a long time coming.

Heard a talk from Freeman Dyson basically saying that the nuclear power industry in the world would look much different if the USN wasn't the main driving party to nuclear reactor development after WW2. Something along the lines of USN obviously needs a compact solution but this is the opposite of whats best from a civilian safety standpoint (think he was pushing for idea of giant pools where energy is more diffuse but bit foggy at moment remembering). Edit: Oh yeah he helped developed TRIGA so makes perfect sense that is what he was for.

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Systemd wins top gong for 'lamest vendor' in Pwnie security awards

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Re: Don't worry

>The problem with systemd is its too good at what it does.

Tangling up dependencies so more and more FOSS has a dependency on the Linux kernel? Finally driving a stake through POSIX? I know lets shove as much functionality as we can in the one process that has to run or we get a kernel panic. What could go wrong?

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yeah

Its almost as if once a corporate entity has enough resources and gets that critical dependency in udev they can through a pure crap flood of code get everyone to go along with them. Red Hat making FOSS Linux only for well over a decade now.

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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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