* Posts by Hans 1

2615 posts • joined 11 Aug 2009

Stack Overflow + Salary Calculator = your worth

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Re: $ to pound £

Actually, I came across this:

http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=ZGVjbGFuci42Mzk4NC40NzA3QHNlbml0b3IuYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Manchester airport, who would want work at Manchester airport?

£22k-£27k ? Not a joke.

Then comes the reason:

* Scripting knowledge (desirable).

One moment ... how can you even administer servers without scripting knowledge ?

I anticipate a lot of interest in this position so apply NOW to avoid disappointment!

Wow, just wow ... the pisstake ...

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Re: No server side development, no Unix

I loved writing code for bare metal.

I prefer paper, all those coins end up weighing their bit!

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Re: $ to pound £

Lol the head of IT isn't even on that

Where do you work ??????

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Re: Wot, no Fortran!?

Where is your time machine, may I have a go ?

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So in theory, according to Stackoverflow, I'm being massively underpaid.

Well, at your next review, I think you can claim to have found an "independent" salary assessment tool that, being on SO, has to be taken into account .... industry standard ... feel happy ;-) Get them!

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UK. With my level of skills and experience, if I asked for the salary this tool quoted me in an interview, I'd be laughed out of the building.

I think it is the salary you accept that causes laughter as you leave the premises ... sadly ... bastards.

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What's that, Equifax? Most people expect to be notified of a breach within hours?

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Paris Hilton

I guess that since their security team was not notified for almost two months they thought they would wait the same number of hours before notifying the users.... They wanted to be fair, after all ...

Paris, the closest I could find to dumb and dumber ...

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Downloaded CCleaner lately? Oo, awks... it was stuffed with malware

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But I guess it's typical human behavior to blast something without having a clue as to what it actually does.

CCleaner does more harm than good, it is a useless piece of software, snake oil, if you like.

Don't trust me, fine, would you trust an MVP more than the MHP ?

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/recommended-registry-cleaners/871eb3a9-3b97-4113-a257-6a43795f2175?auth=1

I the MHP (Microsoft Most Hated Professional) recommends against using that crap ...

To those who doubt ... I know ccleaner, I have used it in the past to see what it does ... it is snake oil.

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The thing is, some of the ccleaner backers claim it is not only a registry cleaner, as it deletes MRU's (which are registry entries, n00b), finds installed software (again, registry keys n00b^2), and apparently cleans up other stuff such as startup programs (registry keys (for the most part, msconfig is your friend)) ....

Listen, mate, if you are so keen on keeping your MRU's clean, clean them once, export registry key and keep it in a safe location ... when you wanna clean, delete and import. 5 minute job to write & test a batch script... no more time spent trying to keep CCleaner up-to-date ...

You never know what CCleaner will do, MRU's are safe, installed software pretty much also .. but the rest ?

If you are in front of a computer that need cleaning, you backup & reinstall ... really, it is that simple.

Ccleaner users are n00bs, no ifs, buts, or maybes.

Downvote all you want, I don't care, but please, think for two minutes and accept that you are wrong, no, seriously, you are, really!

Paris, coz she likes a good thorough cleaning every now and then ...

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Re: Meanwhile ...

[...] snake oil. Fodder for pseudo-experts and fiddlers.

Yes, sad to see you got 17 downvotes ... there is even a senior lead Slurp developer who supports your view, yet, a bunch of n00bs downvoted you on here ... dunno where this site is going, but I am appalled by the lack of expertise of some of the comment@rds on here, to say the least ... must be those fine Window Cleaner and Surface Experts, again ...

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Black screen of death after Win10 update? Microsoft blames HP

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Re: Rather than blaming each other ...

Slurp blame HP for a registry key ... hm, so their update does not properly handle a certain value of an unspecified registry key which causes the update to stall for ten minutes ... weird, reads like bad coding ... I think you have two cases:

The registry key value is invalid, in which case you log that and fix the registry key value

The registry key value is invalid and cannot be fixed, in which case you log that and you exit

All of this before attempting to install the update, of course ...

How about a configure script, Slurp ?

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Re: replace it with something more appropriate?

You are thinking of a port of SystemD perhaps ???

AFAIK, systemd is not a repository for system and app settings ... though I came up with a systemd angle as well, before reading your comment, may I add...

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Re: The 'Registry'

That, and all settings stored within are loaded into memory at all times ... even if the app using those settings is not running ... imagine on Linux, systemd loading all configuration files in /etc into memory, laugh not, who knows, Poettering might do this one day and call the binary regeditd.

PS: I am sorry for giving Poettering yet another bad idea

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Programming in the Middle Ages: Docker makes a lovely pair of trousers

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You mean the one that forces you to open up a multi-port hole the size of the Thames estuary through the firewall?

Made me think of WMI ... might as well turn off the Firewall if you want to use WMI remotely ... saves valuable system resources ... what use is a firewall if 'alf the bloody ports are open ?

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Oracle softly increments SPARC M7 to M8, then whispers: We'll still love you, Solaris, to 2034

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Come out early ?

So I guess all this gossip of Solaris/Sparc being slowly put to rest has made BigRed release the chip somewhat earlier ...

Apparently, Oracle is pushing Solaris/Sparc for the high end ... let's see what will come out of this.

They reduced the socket count and increased the clock speed ...hm ...cannot wait to see how many SAPS the M8-8 can pump out ...

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Microsoft teases web-based Windows Server management console

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Re: GUI good

Greybeards Linux admins are used to a very simple system (for example, user management in Linux, is much more limited and thereby simpler than in Active Directory)

So, let me get this straight, you compare "local user management" on Linux NOT with "local user management" on Windows, much more limited than on Linux (BTW), BUT with Active Directory ?

Listen, smart Arse, guess what LDAP means, where it comes from ... YES, UNIX had DAP BEFORE Windows had TCP/IP. BTW, Linux had LDAP authentication years before Novell ported a variant to Windows.

'nuff said, you n00b!

Next, I hear you already thinking of Kerberos ? ROFL

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Jon Hamm of Mad Men to lend his lungs to bounty hunter Boba Fett

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Headmaster

Square-jawed chunk of hunk Jon Hamm of Mad Men fame is to play everyone's favourite bounty botherer from a galaxy far, far away – Boba Fett.

Was Jango Fett not the model for the clones ? How, then, could Boba be the everyone's favorite, when Jango surely must have been that good ? Jango killed several Jedi, Boba was merely a clone of Jango, yet had achieved nothing much ....

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HP users moaning over 10-minute login lag during 'Win 10 update'

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HP Elitebook 850 G1, here, and I often get issues with the trackpad not responding for about 10 seconds, occurs randomly ... I have high hopes for KB4038788 and my system will reboot soon to finish installing just that ... should I allow it ? It is a clean install ...

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New HMRC IT boss to 'recuse' herself over Microsoft decisions

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The incoming Chief Digital Information Officer of HMRC is to recuse herself from making any decisions regarding Microsoft, as she is on sabbatical from the company under a two-year placement with the taxman.

How is this even possible, how can somebody be hired as a civil servant while still being on the books of a large foreign corporation ? How is this even possible ?

Now, consider for one second, the person in question is a corporate vice president of said foreign corporation ...

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Equifax's IT leaders 'retire' as company says it knew about the bug that brought it down

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Where are the defenders of outdated software, the defenders of lethargy when it comes to software patching when you need them, hey ?

I keep saying you need to keep your software up-to-date, at all costs ... costs are within reason, if you plan appropriately ...

I see everyone here is fine with dissing the manglement of Equifax, but, honest question, how's YOUR patching going ?

One wise saying, patch or feel sorry! If you cannot get a patch from your software purveyor in a timely manner, choose another who can ... you will notice the best are usually FFS purveyors.

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Microsoft Office 365 Exchange issues for users across Europe

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Not sure if you have a say, where I work, I do not have a say when it comes to productivity software ...

If your business chose Office 319, the worst performer in cloud to date ... that EVEN if we say Azure was launched on Jan 1 2017 ... regardless of metrics .... lets take days downtime of any component, Azure Jan 1 2017 to date fares less well than Amazon AWS in the period March 2006 to Sept 2017 ... YES, 9 months compared to 11 years!

Same for Google, IBM, YES, AND Oracle ... you name it, Slurp has had more downtime than any other provider ... I have not checked, but I guess Slurp has had more down time than ALL OTHER MAJOR CLOUDY PROVIDERS EVER COMBINED, all that in 2017 alone!

That, and Azure is widely used, #2 cloudy choice ... go figure ... I know corporate policies etc, etc, etc ... Hello, Windows Cleaners and Surface Experts, anybody in ?

Seriously, 46 days of down time, without counting ~6* weeks of downtime logging into Office "365" with Firefox ...

* approx 6 weeks as I did not try every week ... grew tired after 3 weeks of trying daily...

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Ah, the joys of the uptime on the "cloud".

Please do not mistake the "cloud" with Slurp's offering ... it has nothing to do with the offering of other players in the "cloud" arena. I mean, Slurp have had downtime every month since January, except for the pause over August, guess they froze the system with the many personal leaves (holiday makers)...

My personal guess ? Office 365 Exchange servers are being patched .... those 5 reboots do take their toll ...

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Re: Obligatory "Office 365" Joke

Office 352 ? You serious ?

I was at Office 320 in July 2017 ... iirc:

https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2017/07/10/microsoft_365/#c_3230180

TFTFY

Trump icon, more appropriate, imho ... remember, it is not funny, it is sad!

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Linux 4.14 'getting very core new functionality' says Linus Torvalds

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Don't give up on Linux, dude. It's better than it's users. Honest.

I admit there are a bunch of a'holes in the Linux forums ... but, linuxquestions.org is pretty good, so is unix.stackexchange.com. Note that none of these two resources are "write my script" or "Answer please, coz I am too lazy to use google for an answer" services ...

For silly questions, I too, have used the "let me google that for you" joke, but I try to remain calm.

Sometimes, you get questions like: what is the best vehicle to move from a 160m2 house to another, noting that they do not wish to use anything bigger than a Renault Twizy.

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Apple’s facial recognition: Well, it is more secure for the, er, sleeping user

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Re: You give them everything and even pay for your own subjugation

how stupid are Apple users?

Just as dumb as Windows Ph0ne users ...

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Cassini probe's death dive to send data at just 27 kilobits per second

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Re: Time is an illusion

surely sciencey articles should use something standard like UTC though

Yes, they could and I also think they should, yet, I consider us lucky as it could be worse, they could use POSIX time zones ... for Mr POSIX, PDT is +7, yes, you read that right ...

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Oracle to shutter most Euro hardware support teams

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Re: Another Step

just needs to steal his Iron Man suit from Elon Musk now.

Elon has an Iron Man suit, I thought he loved his The Flash suit .

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Apple: Our stores are your 'town square' and a $1,000 iPhone is your 'future'

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With default settings Android is pretty security and can be hardened, viz. BlackBerry betting its business on this.

Can be hardened, yes, sure, but not by you or me.

Android has a disastrous security track record ... some 95% of all Androids on the market are vulnerable to at least one threat which will not be fixed by Google, assuming Oreo has a 5% Android marketshare, I guess much less, but still ...

As for Blackberry ... they have trouble getting updates for their Android phones ... just ended updates to Priv and dtek's

Yes, BB10 fanboy, here ... :'(

BUT, Android sucks, their default mail app is plain useless, YES, useless, a waste of space on the device ... ok, you can get another, but email is kinda central to a phone, up there with texts and calling. Have not seen a decent filemanager on the device, yet. The sound management is a joke, like media/ringtone sound levels - I keep muting my phone when I want to reduce media sound ... I don't want everybody on the train to hear I am about to play CandyCrush, thanks, yet I do want to keep ringtone sound level normal, please ... how hard can that be ? BB10 and iOS do that out of the box.

At least now you can format microsd cards and install apps on them, we are getting there ... only if you get Android 6 (iirc) or later ... 80% of phones out there won't get 6, let alone 7 or 8 ...

Android, to be honest, I cannot understand how they could be where they are ... the OS sucks golf balls through garden hoses ...

Now, Apple, iOS has its problems, too ... no microsd, for example, completely F'd up, Listen, Ive, the 1980's called, they want their lockin back ... iTunes ... (no need to go into that, right ? We all know iTunes sucks), File management on iOS ?

Backups, hm, backups ... So, you have an issue, as in, you cannot install any apps anymore, you have tons of space, but no, it downloads but won't install ... since Apple has this locked-in filesystem BS, you cannot really get off the device what you want to then factory restore it ... no, you put your crown jewels (iow you backup your private data) on ff'ing iCloud, reset the phone, play the backup back and the f*cker still does not want to install apps ... you backed up the glitch ... soooo handy ... what do you do now ? You are AppleFsck'd!

We really need Debian or something on these devices ... these phone OS's are crap!

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D-Link router riddled with 0-day flaws

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LEDE and OpenWRT merged back again ... Feynman!

Source: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/10/openwrt_and_lede_peace_plan/

Yes, el'Reg

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Confirmed: Oracle laid off 964 people from former Sun building

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Re: The last hurrah of the 90s

How long before the kernel edifice collapses under its own weight?

What in Feynman's name are you mumbling about ?

/* HINT: kernel modules */

Besides, when it comes to choice ... BSD's are as good a choice as well ...

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Hackers uncork experimental Linux-targeting malware

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Re: Someone had to say it....

@Alistair, don't think you get the j0ke ... their advice is simply stup1d, why credentials ? Why telnet????????????????????????????

Eset advises that to prevent your devices from being infected by Shishiga and similar worms, you should not use default Telnet and SSH credentials. ®

Now you know that you can ignore any and all advice from Eset ...

Hans1 advises that to prevent your devices from being infected by Shishiga and similar worms, you should use certificate authentication, implement solutions such as fail2ban, slow queues, and/or knocking harder. Don't use insecure services such as telnet, ever!

http://bsdly.blogspot.fr/2017/04/forcing-password-gropers-through.html

These solutions are better than fail2ban, imho, could be used in combination with fail2ban if you really wanna use that as well ...

The main blog discusses using slow queues for miscreants, with OpenBSD examples ... then you have a comment on there from Pete for knocking harder, Linux implementation ... interesting read, I think ...

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UK Home Office finds £20m to throw at Oracle cloudy ERP

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The Oracle is on the Wal

Well, they have one, they have one ... Oracle have found a customer for their cloudy offering ! I guess Larry will get a new jacuzzi on his yacht ...the sales proles, ohhh ... overshot their targets, thus have negative commissions and must pay back ...

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Massive iPhone X leak trashes Apple's 10th anniversary circus

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Re: Apple has redrawn the poo emoji

<p>Well, not exactly, it is animated, so not a font as such, more like an animated image ... \u1F4A9 is the unicode symbol, representation depends on the font your browser uses ...</p>

Sorry, I initially copy-pasted the unicode character, however, I got the dreadded:

The post contains some characters we can’t support.

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Apache Foundation rebuffs allegation it allowed Equifax attack

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Re: "or are they happy to profit off others' work for nothing?"

@LDS

A lot do, indeed, take without give ... but, apparently, quite a few are giving a lot to Apache foundation ...

http://www.apache.org/foundation/thanks.html

The thing is, Equifax were 0wned for approx 45 days and are now trying the blame game on Apache ... as you see above, they are not donating ... they could give 5k/year and be on that list ... what is 5k to a company like Equifax ? Exactly ... Maybe they have a contributor ? Maybe ...

http://www.apache.org/foundation/sponsorship.html

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Microsoft says it won't fix kernel flaw: It's not a security issue. Suuuure

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Re: So since Microsoft are not concerned about the security of windows,

So you get nothing more than what you paid for it...

And how much did you pay for Windows 10 ?

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Re: So since Microsoft are not concerned about the security of windows,

The EULA cannot take away any rights given to you by the Law of the Land; it can only give you permission above and beyond those rights.

Ahhh, ok ... from the EULA:

If your local law allows you to recover damages from the manufacturer or installer, or Microsoft, even though this agreement does not, you cannot recover more than you paid for the software (or up to $50 USD if you acquired the software for no charge).

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IBM's global load balancer and reverse DNS degraded by domain transfer mess

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Compare that to the monthly outages on Azure ... From January to June this year, I experienced at least one outage a month, some lasting a week ... if I count authentication issues with Firefox, I think it took them 6 weeks to fix ...

As for The Register:

https://ibb.co/hMMhya

Yes, comment@rd experiences outage while commenting on another outage ...

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Stand up who HASN'T been hit in the Equifax mega-hack – whoa, whoa, sit down everyone

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WTF?

hackers managed to get access to some of its internal data in mid-May by exploiting a vulnerable website application. They remained on the system until they were discovered on July 29.

On September 7th, Equifax publicly announces the security breach.

What took you so long ? Why do crackers get a month to do as they please before it gets announced ?

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Oracle 'systematically denies' its sales reps their commissions, forces them to work to pay off 'debts', court told

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Re: Why do Oracle still have salespeople

Basically, big company, big contracts, possibly for high wages ...

Some sales people claim it is a dream job .... cf article the other week about a guy who got the sack because he took a chance, went working for them in another country although he had a condition and no money in advance for accommodation and treatment of his condition ... got sick and the sack ...

Oracle are not the only bastards around, remember, Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft, Google, Google, Apple, Apple, Accenture, Accenture, Adobe, Adobe, Amazon, Amazon are real b@st@rds as well ... stay clear of them ... they are all bastards, not in the same way, of course, remember Microsoft are in their own universe of bastardise ... way ahead of any organization of any kind this planet has known ...

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We don't need another hero: Huawei overtakes Apple – even without a big-hitter

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Re: Can't give an iPhone away

It also means that I can carry on with my aim of not having "Be Evil" Google in my life.

Get CyanogenMod, no evil Google, updates pretty fast after release ...

As for "Be Evil" .... exactly how is Apple less evil than Google ? iCloud, anyone ?

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again, that isn’t to say that Ford don’t make some decent cars

Ford made some decent cars ...the last, iirc, the 1968 Shelby ... as for Chevvy, their cars in Europe are crap, dunno about the Chevvys in the US, though ...Volvo, yeah, well, they could do with a design team that has quit LSD as their cars look weird, always have, again, imho ... Jaguar, well, reliability is not their thing ... BMW could do with some adjustments to their seating ... I always have pain under my knees after long trips in BMW's as a front passenger, not as a driver, so I have to seat in the back ... YES, I have tried playing with the seat controls ... I happen to have long legs ...

Some Audi's and Mercedes' are pretty decent, if you ask me ...

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Apple has a huge and loyal installed base, a large part of which is likely to buy whatever they next release even as upgrade fatigue sets in

Nope, Apple has this strategy to make your ancient phone crawl to a halt if you keep it updated ... the wife finally gave up her BB10 device because Whatsapp was no longer supported and got the 5S (that nobody wanted in the household) ... 9 months later, she begs me for a new phone ... the 5S she has is sluggish, the screen size is a joke, network connectivity, as in 3G/LTE at her workplace, works sometimes, often only after two or three reboots ... she had no such issues with the z30, and no, her office has not moved, nor have the LTE relays outside ... maybe she is holding it wrong, I dunno ...

Anyway, an Apple fanboy in her situation would upgrade to the latest model ... she now wants a 5" phone that can do whatsapp and take decent picks .... so ... if anybody has a preference ... ideally 64 Gb internal memory, good camera, newer Android version, good CPU/GPU and 3Gb RAM min ...

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Dude who claimed he invented email is told by judge: It's safe to say you didn't invent email

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Re: "the immigration problem"

I forgot to add, I think immigration is not a problem. I also think that in our circles, that is consensual as we all know our ancestors came from Africa anyway ... as for his alternative reality, well ... he was 14 when he implemented a messaging solution and thus has earned some arrogance, however, SMTP/POP/IMAP are the foundation of our email technology, ARE NOT his brain-child, nor an evolution of his solution ... I rest my case, as the judge did.

Please Ayyadurai, STFU, thank you.

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What I find weird is that as a migrant himself, he stood for the Republicans to address "the immigration problem" among other things ... I guess some will say he should show the example and be the first to go back ...

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Remember when Lenovo sold PCs with Superfish adware? It just got a mild scolding from FTC

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Re: 'I just wipe the disk and install Linux'

Stop feeding Slurp!

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Microsoft extends free Windows 10 S to Win 10 Pro upgrade offer

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Slurp tries to compete with ChromeOS and back peddles ... Listen, nobody wants Edge, only DuckDuckGo users use Bing, most without even knowing ...

Note that ChromeOS sucks as much as Windows 10, imho, but in different ways ...

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Solaris update plan is real, but future looks cloudy by design

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Re: Sparc Emulator?

HP had one, for iTanic, apparently ...

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Best Korea fingered for hacks against Bitcoin exchanges in South

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Re: North Korea ?

Seems that they don't.

They do ... NSA just managed to take control of a couple in China and did the dirty work ... simples. Then again, they probably asked their serfs, GCHQ, to do the dirty work, as they always do ...

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One downvote, didn't know boffins from the Better Korea were comment@rds on 'ere ... beer o'clock for me, cheers!

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Intel ME controller chip has secret kill switch

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Re: Irony ?

Graphics? For security? Well, there's your problem.

Well, I agree, totally open hardware well performing graphics is a problem ... yet, without graphics, how do you use a browser ? I know, lynx, curl ... tedious ... that was part of my point ... we need totally open graphics, hence my call ... we can do it!

As for the gamers, I thought we were grown-ups, here ... of course, we will need to cater for the youth, later ... I am sure, if you look at GNU/Linux, we should be able to do it!

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