* Posts by Frank Zuiderduin

92 posts • joined 20 Aug 2008

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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.

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Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

Frank Zuiderduin

Still not ginger then...

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

Frank Zuiderduin

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.

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

Frank Zuiderduin

Check your facts please

"...KDE 4.16..."

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

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'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.

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

Frank Zuiderduin

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.

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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.

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

Frank Zuiderduin

The Hauge?

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

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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.

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

Frank Zuiderduin

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.

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

Frank Zuiderduin

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.

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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.

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

Frank Zuiderduin

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...

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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...

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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?

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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.

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

Frank Zuiderduin

Wrong way around

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

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Tesla driver dies after Model S hits tree

Frank Zuiderduin

Did you bother to read any of the above?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Frank Zuiderduin

The went bust in this country...

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

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

Frank Zuiderduin

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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Linux Mint forums hacked: All users urged to reset passwords

Frank Zuiderduin

Re: Hmm

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

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France joins India in telling Facebook to just Zuck off

Frank Zuiderduin

Monday June 8th

Wut?

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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.

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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...?).

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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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Gloves on as Googler deposits foul zero-day on Kaspersky lawn

Frank Zuiderduin

RU != US

Why would a public holiday which is only celebrated on that particular day in the US bother corporations in the rest of the world? Yesterday wasn't Labour day anywhere else (except Canada, if I'm not mistaken).

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Citizenfour director Laura Poitras sues US for years of border security harassment

Frank Zuiderduin

Re: Stupid and obvious reason

LOL! You seriously think that's going to make a difference? Man, you're naive...

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US SaaS firm bows to Snowden concerns with UK-based datacentre

Frank Zuiderduin

Yeah, rigth.

Sets Euro customers' minds at rest? Is there really anyone who actually believes that?

No american company can ever be trusted again, no matter where they store their data. The patriot act and retarded judges who think the whole world is part of the us have made sure of that. It's over. Get used to it.

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Gremlins in the first six months? It's the seller's problem – EU court

Frank Zuiderduin

Nothing new

"A ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Thursday puts the onus on tech companies to prove that a product was not faulty at time of sale if it malfunctions in the first six months."

That's nothing but the confirmation of existing law.

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Secure web? That'll cost you, thanks to Mozilla's HTTPS plan

Frank Zuiderduin

Destroying Firefox from within

This will simply kill off what's actually still a pretty good browser. It's the idiots way to a new web and it won't work.

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Fumbling Feds lose control of seized MegaUpload domains – to saucy vid slingers

Frank Zuiderduin

Hanlon's razor

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

Yes, I think they are just that dumb.

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Mozilla flings teddy out of pram over France's 'Patriot Act'

Frank Zuiderduin

"...international leader in upholding human rights around the world..."

France? ROTFL! What parallel world are they living in?

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Cheers Ireland! That sorts our Safe Harbour issues out – Dropbox

Frank Zuiderduin

What good will it do?

Doesn't the patriot act allow the us to order any company with a presence there to hand over any data whereever it's held? Microsoft seems to be in an ongoing battle about something like that (which isn't even a 'real' patriot act case, if I remembe correctly, because nobody would know about it if it was).

So when Safe Harbour is axed, american companies will simply start losing their customers (the ones that have their brains in gear, that is...), whether they store their data outside the us or not.

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Mozilla to whack HTTP sites with feature-ban stick

Frank Zuiderduin

Bye, bye, Mozilla

They're really desperate to kill off their browser, aren't they?

As others have already stated, enforcing https for everything is rediculous. I wonder if the dickheads at Mozilla really expect Joe Webpresence to fork out extra funds to buy a fixed IP. Those are getting really expensive these days and you really need one for proper https. And don't start about IPv6. IPv4 is going to be around a long time yet.

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Finally, Mozilla looks at moving away from 'insecure' HTTP. Maybe

Frank Zuiderduin

Bad idea

Certificates cost money. Even if you can use one of the free certificates that were announced recently, you still need your own IP, which also costs extra. So how about all those small websites built by people who don't have a big budget?

Https is fine when you need it and over the top when you don't.

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Reg hacks see the woods or the trees In the Forest of the Night

Frank Zuiderduin

This thing's getting rotten

No, I don't like this setup either. And if the short bit from the next episode is anything to go by, it's going to get worse.

Clara Oswald never existed? Yeah, right.

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Uber alles-holes, claims lawsuit: Taxi biz sued by blind passengers

Frank Zuiderduin

Re: I'm going to catch hell for this...

You're absolutely right. It's the same with 'regular' taxi drivers, at least in this country.

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Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD

Frank Zuiderduin

Re: umm..

Yup. That's it. I thought everybody knew that.

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British Lords: Euro 'right to be forgotten' ruling 'unreasonable and unworkable'

Frank Zuiderduin

The UK Whatsits?

Exactly who cares in the rest of the world?

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Remember when Google+ outed everyone by their real names? Now Google's sorry

Frank Zuiderduin

Junk

What's Google+? Oh yeah, that service that made searches with '+keyword +keyword' useless. I always thought it was really nice of them to drop that feature because they offered something with a + in it. Not.

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