* Posts by Frank Zuiderduin

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The fur is not gonna fly: Uncle Sam charges seven Russians with Fancy Bear hack sprees

Frank Zuiderduin

Re: Same guys?

All four were named - with copies of their passports - in the articles that showed up on the web here in The Netherlands, when the news about the The Hague situation first came out.

https://nos.nl/artikel/2253313-mivd-we-hebben-russische-hack-van-opcw-in-den-haag-voorkomen.html

Whether those passports actually show the guys' real names...?

Lyon for speed, San Francisco for money, Amsterdam for fun: the best cities to be a techie

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Considering Amsterdam's cable has max 400Mbit/s downstream broadband and that's supposed to be only 1.78 on a scale of 10, I wonder what kind of speeds Lyon has...

Who had ICANN suing a German registrar over GDPR and Whois? Congrats, it's happening

Frank Zuiderduin

Re: I hope ICANN loses completely.

"...I don't think they've thumbed their nose at anybody's laws."

They have. Since 2003 actually, when they were first told they were breaking the data protection laws as they existed then.

US websites block netizens in Europe: Why are they ghosting EU? It's not you, it's GDPR

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Tumblr's rss feeds are broken if you use an rss reader. The morons send a non rss format page back, which of course the reader doesn't know how to handle.

Zimmerman and friends: 'Are you listening? PGP is not broken'

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Werner Koch (a.k.a. mister GnuPG) already mentioned what was really amiss on the day the efail nonsense was released. And he was pretty much ignored by the media. Not sensational enough, I guess.

'Facebook takes data from my phone – but I don't have an account!'

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Nokia

Clean enough for me. No faecesbook junk anywhere. Hardly any pre-installed stuff anyway.

You love Systemd – you just don't know it yet, wink Red Hat bods

Frank Zuiderduin

The more people learn about it, the more they like it?

How about maybe not?

I was pretty open minded about it at first, but the more I learn about it, the more it annoys me. It's really trying to be too much.

Want a better init system? Build a better init system. Don't make it do things no init system was ever meant to do.

Eurocrats double down on .eu Brexit boot-out

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Occam's

Two different groups reaching different conclusions is far more likely than anything else. I mean, who ever heard of the EC backtracking on a crazy decision?

Whois is dead as Europe hands DNS overlord ICANN its arse

Frank Zuiderduin

Re: All bow to the data protection Gods

Having my name and e-mail address visible in the WHOIS for .org has led to spam, spam and spam (the e-mail address used there is unique, so I know exactly where they got it from). The WHOIS has not been of use to me in any way. So good riddance.

Death in paradise: 'Cyber attack' takes out national government's IT

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...an independent slice of the Caribbean island named “Saint Martin”

Erm. No. Not a slice of Saint Martin. Saint Martin is the French part. Sint Maarten the Dutch. Neither is a slice of the other.

And independent? Not really. It's part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Arm Inside: Is Apple ready for the next big switch?

Frank Zuiderduin

Re: Reminder of Acorn Advert

Pity Acorn ceased to exist in 1998.

Their RISC OS operating system still lives on, but it's nowhere near as advanced (compared to other OSs) as it was in the 90s.

Baaa-d moooo-ve: Debian Linux depicts intimate cow-sheep action in ASCII artwork

Frank Zuiderduin

Good grief...

Hummel, get a life.

New phishing campaign uses 30-year-old Microsoft mess as bait

Frank Zuiderduin

A 20-year-old mess? Been around since 1987? Erm... I seem to be missing a decade.

WannaCry vanquisher Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty to flogging banking trojan Kronos

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The Wannacry server domain?

He isn't allowed to access what? What sense does that make? How is that related to the charges?

Marcus Hutchins free for now as infosec world rallies around suspected banking malware dev

Frank Zuiderduin

Re: Blind support

Did YOU actually read the article? The bit about the proof-of-concept code? Which was well known, so how could he NOT admit to it?

Crazy bug of the week: Gnome Files' .MSI parser runs evil VBScripts

Frank Zuiderduin

Re: Fixed it!

That's essentially what I did when the GNOME developers showed their contempt for their users for the first time, several years ago.

I actually thought they coudn't possibly sink any lower at that time. Weird how things can always get worse.

Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

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Still not ginger then...

We'll drag Microsoft in front of Supremes over Irish email spat – DoJ

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So the DoJ wants to make sure no non-us entity will ever use us-based companies anywhere in the world...

Anyone with a bit of sense already knows ths us cannot be trusted. Let's make it official.

Debian 9 feels like home with security upgrades and a flaming vulpine warming your toes

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Check your facts please

"...KDE 4.16..."

Not bloody likely! Stretch/Testing has had KDE 5 for well over a year.

'My PC needs to lose weight' says user with FAT filesystem

Frank Zuiderduin

Re: It's been awhile (thankfully!) ...

Indeed. Why would any system have a directory called FAT in the root of the C drive? This is made up. By someone who either doesn't know much about computers or thinks the readers don't.

Net neutrality blowback: Cities say no. Court says whoa. Trumpster blames Canada for not going slow

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Alternative facts again?

Netherlands does not say zero rating is ok, Layton, you stupid tart. The Rotterdam court decided the weaker EU rules don't explicitely forbid zero rating and those rules apply, rather than the strong net neutrality laws we have. It's now up to the ACM to appeal.

Debian bins keys assigned to arrested Russian contributor

Frank Zuiderduin

Re: 'twas a bit more than organizing protests

Screwed indeed. Apparently, he's clearly visible on video at a food store at the time the posting was made, but that hasn't helped him.

Twitter app pwned by pro-Turkey hackers: Users' accounts sling 'Nazi' slurs

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The Hauge?

Jezus mate. With a name like Leyden, you should know better...

UK's Virgin Media subscribers suffer fresh email blocking misery

Frank Zuiderduin

Curiously enough, in practice it actually does work that way. Greylisting as such isn't a bad idea. You just need to implement it properly.

Cloudbleed: Big web brands 'leaked crypto keys, personal secrets' thanks to Cloudflare bug

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Unbelievable

Range checking using equals instead of greater/equals... What script kiddie did they hire to code that bit? No, scratch that. A script kiddie would probably have known better.

Trump's 140 characters on F-35 wipes $2bn off Lockheed Martin

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Grounded by bad weather? A fighter jet? You have GOT to be kidding me...

If that's true, Lockheed Martin deserves to lose a whole lot more than $2bn.

Botched Microsoft update knocks Windows 8, 10 PCs offline – regardless of ISP

Frank Zuiderduin

What is going on exactly?

Are the DHCP servers messed up? Or the clients? Somehow the latter seems more likely, in which case it doesn't have anything to do with the ISP.

Kids today are so stupid they fall for security scams more often than greybeards

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Wisdom comes with the years?

LOL! Seriously, when you've been around a bit longer, you either become a complete idiot or stop being gullible...

Police raid India call centre, detain 500 in fraud probe

Frank Zuiderduin

How can a scam like this even work?

Am I to believe that raiding people's houses because of owed taxes is actually a real practice over there? Out of the blue? No prior court case or even a letter? Really?

If it isn't, why do people even fall for this kind of scam? Boggles the mind...

Forgive me, father, for I have used an ad-blocker on news websites...

Frank Zuiderduin

Why?

Why should anyone feel guilty about keeping junk and security threats off their system and making sure their machines' core temperature doesn't go up by 15 degrees (that's what happened here when I ran some tests with blockers off)?

Who do we contact for compensation for the damage that does to a machine?

Google's become an obsessive stalker and you can't get a restraining order

Frank Zuiderduin

Can't say no? Mate, I haven't even said "maybe" yet. All I carry is a 'dumb' phone and it suits me fine.

EU court: Linking to pirated stuff doesn't breach copyright... except when it does

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Wrong way around

Oi! You got so confused, you switched the roles of Sanoma and GS Media!

Tesla driver dies after Model S hits tree

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Did you bother to read any of the above?

Radicalisation? UK.gov gets itself in cluster-muddle over 'terrorism'

Frank Zuiderduin

"We also recommend that they do not identify terrorists as Muslims.."

Oh, for crying out loud! Don't start *that* nonsense again. That's what they bloody well idenfify *themselves* as, you morons.

Judges put FCC back in its box: No, you can't override state laws, not even for city broadband

Frank Zuiderduin

A regulator that can't regulate because of local laws? Sorry, but that's just nuts.

TP-Link abandons 'forgotten' router config domains

Frank Zuiderduin

The tplinkwifi.net domain doesn't resolve, but other than that, what would you expect from a ping or a traceroute? If it was set up to be 192.168.1.1, it would be your router resonding.

Dixons, UK's fifth 'emergency service', brushes off Brexit scare stories

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The went bust in this country...

So I have a bit of a problem taking anything they say seriously.

This is how the EU's supreme court is stripping EU citizens of copyright protections

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Copyright a hyperlink?

Think about it. That would be a real disaster. Whatever ensued from the decision not to allow that, that ruling is basically the only sensible thing they could have done.

As US court bans smart meter blueprints from public, sysadmin tells of fight for security info

Frank Zuiderduin

Is wikileaks still functional? After all this, these documents are screaming to be all over the internet.

ICANN in a strop that Intel, Netflix, Lego, Nike and others aren't using their dot-brand domains

Frank Zuiderduin

This.

There was never any need for these new TLDs. I've always been amazed at all the idiots who thought they would add anything useful. It was just a means to extort money from large companies who wouldn't want their brandnames abused.

UK web host 123-Reg goes TITSUP, customer servers evaporate

Frank Zuiderduin
IT Angle

Re: In related (hoax) news

You beat me to it. Very suspicious...

Linux command line mistake 'nukes web boss'S biz'

Frank Zuiderduin

Re: I thought everybody knew

That switch has been there for about a decade, I believe. There was no mention of it in the original Server Fault thread. It smelled fake from the start.

Hey, Atlantis Computing. What the heck is this in your EULA?

Frank Zuiderduin

In practice, EULAs often contain conditions which simply aren't legally enforcable (at least in this part of the world). It wouldn't surprise me if this was one.

Microsoft's done a terrible job with its Windows 10 nagware

Frank Zuiderduin

Re: The Terrible...

LibreOffice suits me fine. I've moved all my "clients" (big word for a number of not very computer savvy people I support) to Linux. No complaints from anyone.

We survived a five-hour butt-numbing Congress hearing on FBI-Apple ... so you don't have to

Frank Zuiderduin

Re: Trey

You seem to be missing the very same point Comey is. It's not about getting access to this particular device. It's about creating something that will essentially enable law enforcement to access any such device anywhere in the world.

I don't think Apple would mind providing access to that iphone if they could do it without endangering the security of all other iphones.

Linux Mint forums hacked: All users urged to reset passwords

Frank Zuiderduin

Re: Hmm

The fscked up? Where? Oh, you mean WordPress did. Right.

France joins India in telling Facebook to just Zuck off

Frank Zuiderduin

Monday June 8th

Wut?

Facebook tells Belgian government its use of English invalidates privacy case

Frank Zuiderduin

Trolling is an art, but this is beyond stupid

Maybe the facebook turds - sorry, lawyers - could have taken a look at the "Woordenlijst der Nederlandse taal" (word list of the Dutch language) before they insulted the Belgian court with their nonsense. Hint: all the words they mentioned are in there. Loan words. Part of the Dutch language now.

Morons.

European Parliament rejects amendments to net neut rules, waves through law

Frank Zuiderduin

Re: MEPs...

Sorry, no. The amendments were to fix the mess these idiots made of the original proposals. The result is a farce. MEPs are morons (so, what else is new...?).

A krayshee sexy Dutch post-pub nosh neckfiller: Stamppot

Frank Zuiderduin

Too much potato...

Looking at that first&last picture... No, you really don't want that much potato in a boerenkoolstamppot. Takes away the kale/borecole/boerenkool taste.

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