Re: ...the company all-but-accused Google of...
>Google are being the arsehats
It is 2017, and your entire forest can be owned by a silly image file and they do not fix it ? FFS ? Too bad!
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>Google are being the arsehats
It is 2017, and your entire forest can be owned by a silly image file and they do not fix it ? FFS ? Too bad!
>Apple already put up their prices - MS are just the latest in a long line.
Thanks for the links, if you read carefully, the first mentions hardware price hikes, the second AppStore (software) price hikes.
In this article, MS, who had already increased the price of the surface in 2016 (22%) is increasing it somewhat more, another 10%, iirtac.
I have been thinking about this "cost" again .... FFS, THE ORIGINAL REASON WHY THEY MOVED TO LINUX WAS COST!!!!!!!!!!!!
Basically, they had NT4 workstations acting as servers .... when 2k came out, you were limited to 10 TCP/IP connections for the workstation version and THAT is what made them move to Linux.
Every now and then, they get lobbied into "considering" windows as a client OS, which this is about. Dieter Reiter will probably get a bank account in a tax haven with $$ $$$ $$$ if he accepts to implement the results of this study, however, I doubt he will give in, because he is SPD.
Dieter Reiter, du bist SPD, du wirst doch kein Bestechungsgeld annehmen, nicht wahr ? Dachte ich mir! Munich will keep Linux ;-)
He who has allowed IoT crap on your network is the primary numpty, he who set it up without securing it is a secondary numpty ... if you put something on your network, it MUST BE VETTED, else, it goes on the the secondary - internet only - network because it is a device that needs internet access and belongs to a visiting client/consultant/whatever ... anything that goes on YOUR corp network is the responsibility of the NETWORK TEAM, NETWORK TEAM MUST BE literate in network security - simples.
Then again, if you have Windows devices on your network, your network team is clearly NOT LITERATE in network security and your/their opinion does not count. This last point has nothing to do with this specific threat, it is common sense.
Paris, because even she vets what goes into her ...
I don't know why, but I am dead sure CAP payments to the Queen ALWAYS make it on time .... feel sad for the hard working ... as is customary, fellow Brits, if you are a patriot, you should click the arrow pointing downwards, merci!
>"But you know mac AV progs just detect WINDOWS viruses right ?"
>No, there are Mac malware!
Ok, lets put aside the fact that anti-virus software for one platform contains signatures for malware for all platforms, as that has been made clear.
I have worked in A/V and I know precisely the meaning of "virus", "trojan horse" and other "types" of malware.
To this day, I have not heard of a Mac OS X or MacOS "virus", malware, yes, eg "trojan horses", but "virus", nada. Technically speaking, afaik, there has not been a Mac OS X/MacOS virus found in the wild.
A computer virus is a type of malicious software program ("malware") that, when executed, replicates by reproducing itself (copying its own source code) or infecting other computer programs by modifying them. Infecting computer programs can include as well, data files, or the "boot" sector of the hard drive. When this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be "infected" with a computer virus. The term "virus" is also commonly, but erroneously, used to refer to other types of malware.
We are IT professionals, let's start using appropriate terms for this stuff, Ok ?
Which HP ?
Since IBM Portsmouth will relocate to Ireland in the coming years (2), this means that they will have gotten rid of all remoties by then, excellent planning!
I feel sorry for the poor sods, I work in a home office ... I work longer hours, sure, but I have no traffic and no colleagues lol'ing at the coffee machine or bothering me about GNU knows what ...
>Removed linux from windows because MS now put everything in appdata, and appdata is on the c: drive and the c: drive is a small ssd. Fucking retards.
Upvoted, though you can move your home directory on Windows, a little more complicated than on Linux, where it is DEAD SIMPLE ... I upvoted because AppData is a mess:
1. it is hidden -> YOUR DATA IN A HIDDEN FOLDER???? No problem for us techs, right, but Joe Public?
2. it is full of junctions/symbolic links or whatever pointing to itself(!) and, no, I don't care about the exact technical details of the implementation
>- When XP was released, it instantly obsoleted everything
Yes, including hw that was, at the time, not even ready to ship ... a resource hog like Vista.
>Win 10 is the worst windows so far
Worse than NT4?
Worse than XP?
Worse than Vista?
Worse than 7?
Worse than 8?
Worse than 8.1?
NB: I intentionally left 2k out, ok?
>I used to think (and still do) that the appalling accident rate of Starfighters in Germany was mainly because of Arkansas and Texas flyboys the first time off the farm, in a foreign country, and having a blast in a jet aircraft.
No, starfighters were lethal weapons .... of the enemy, lousy maneuverability, a real death craft. The only reason Germany bought any was because some politico got a bank account in a tax haven full of $$$$ $$$ $$$, this has been proven. Note that they even managed to bribe a Dutch^H^H^H^HGerman prince.
Thanks, el reg, this one is an interesting piece I very much enjoyed reading!
Keep 'em coming!
Are you sure you mean $4.2 (Belizean) or what, care to elaborate?
Note that his companies will not receive the same amount in subsidies, regardless ... Trump is against environmental policies and thinks the electric car has a positive impact on the environment, which it does not .... as for space, Trump thinks that is a waste of tax payer's money as the earth is flat, all space "stuff" is just some scientific hoax. You know, all the creationist BS full swing ....
High frequency means the reception area is small, the higher you go, the smaller the reception area, at any given intensity. To get Ghz over a km needs quite some energy, then, consider the effects water in the air has ... this is just .... silly!
There must be something I don't know that these guyz know, 'coz, well, I know close to close to nuthing about radio signals, except ... the shorter the wavelength, the more energy you need to reach a given reception area.
"Consumers have no reason to expect that defendants engaged in second-by-second tracking of consumer viewing data by surreptitiously decoding content and sending it back to their own servers,"
Well, they should. Smart TV's are not to be connected to the intertubes, never, ever, under any circumstances. That reminds me, I still have to rip the WIFI antenna out of mine!
>SO unless as allready said, they are shipped to nigeria, or unscrupulousy flogged online, they are next to useless.
BS, you can flash a new IMEI onto the iPhones, you just need a legit IMEI ... the one from your old dumb nokia phone will do fine .... ;-)
>I've not had a windows machine crash on me for a long old time not including dying hardware components or nvidia drivers. Or an odd problem with one of my mother boards where the ssd vanishes.
Why AC ? With so many miracles you must be a prophet, if you have proof, that is ...
You trust that ? Has anybody ran through the code ?
>i don't want telemetry, nor lock screen ads, nor store, nor special candy crush crap. Businesses are not you home user kids playing on candy crush. Its unprofessional to see this crap!
Well, tablet OS v3, aka Windows 10, is not a business OS, has never been designed to be one ... it is a consumer OS, MS have abandoned business client OS'.
>grrrrrrr. i wish i could go for linux workstations! if Adobe/Autodesk etc etc pull their fingers out!
Good luck with that ... Adobe ? You allow Adobe code* on your systems, sorry pal, you deserve all you get!
* I do know Adobe do Premiere and PhotoChop (typo intended), rest assured they have the average 5 CVE's per line of code as well, you know, that is Adobe coding standards ...
>Also resetting the language to English-US after each major update.
English-US? That is what I want and have to reset it to because it sets it to French-France, including keyboard layout ... aaaaaaaaargh!
The other day, I added a user, defaulted French-France and I left that, cause I did not care for that user ... but that changed the login screen keyboard layout FROM US TO FR and did each time I used that user, there you go, switch that user to English-US.
Now, I have NOT gone through that user's telemetry settings and the login screen background switcher is back including "fun stuff" such as ads !!!! FFS ???? I need anger management!
Why, ohhhh, WHY ????? did I set location to "France" at installation time? I should have set it to US ... My Linux has been through 5 or 6, no 7 years of updates/upgrades, location France, keyboard layout English ... none of this crap ....
Now, I could get Linux on this laptop, but I don't want to, I want to be reminded daily that this piece of shit that goes by the name of Windows 10 deserves its name, besides, I have enough Linux/Darwin/FreeBSD boxen around here for the real work ....
>I smartly answered no sorry I stole this phone.
Upvoted, but they might report your sim and IMEI as stolen ...
I used to get cold calls quite often ... first I tried the "I heard this call is recorded, I do not wish to be recorded, for privacy reasons. That worked well, but some tried to insist .... so I switched to this tactic:
When I get cold a call, I only speak German ... needless to say, this has been registered in their systems and they now no longer call me. Have not had a cold call in months or years ? ... at one point it was several calls weekly!!!!
I found out that a French web merchant, cdiscount, was selling my mobile number, I specified it in my details because it is useful when the delivery man tries to locate my home ... I do not shop there anymore.
Tut mir wirklich Leid aber ich verstehe Sie nicht, Ja.
>Given the convergence of PS and PDF, I wonder if a PDF document can be used as a carrier.
The "convergence" (whatever you mean by that in this context) has nothing to do with it.
From the article:
CORS is the mechanism that lets Web pages request data from third-parties (font services, images, and of course advertisements), and it's supposed to be restricted by the same origin policy. “CORS spoofing” demonstrated by the University Alliance Ruhr group breaks those rules and gives an attacker access to a networked printer.
From the web:
>Ah, the old and outdated Unix method of chaining executables...
>... instead of using an API with parameters and checking them....
>C'mon guys, it's no longer 1970, you have plenty of RAM now, you can keep some more code in it today, it doesn't make you a great programmer blindly believing in outdated practices just because some dinosaur who is utterly afraid to learn anything new told you so.
Lennart, hau jetzt bitte ab, ja, komme nicht zurück, deine Meinung zählt hier nicht.
>The documentation will be massively out of date and incomplete and, as we keep being told, you have the source so can find out what the code actually does.
WTF? All documentation has out of date topics that need to be fixed, agreed. That is usually done when somebody, usually the developer who changed the code files a bug report for documentation to be adapted. You also have users noticing issues and creating bug reports ... that get fixed.
Compare that to Microsoft .... where 4 or 5 years ago, I combed through technet finding every single topic that mentioned CMD.EXE wildcards, posting a comment on each to say the doc on the ? wildcard is incorrect, dangerously incorrect.
Still incorrect to this day.
PS: I know MS nutters are following my posts on here, so expect it to be fixed within the next 5 months ... takes time to find somebody over in Redmond who does not panic when s/he sees a command prompt with a funny blinking bar - the only bloke they have capable of this feat is trying to configure an IPv6-only network.
I do not buy Sony, the sooner they die, the better .... and .... if they could give MickeySoft the kiss of death while kicking the bucket, I would be very much obliged.
I do not buy BluRays, I have a plasma HD TV so I buy DVD's, actually, the only movies I buy are for the young kids, animated films, they watch those often and upscaling animated movies works well enough (I doubt I could tell the difference).
I have had a BluRay player for 6 years, afaik, it has never seen a BluRay - it is in my ISP-provided set-top-box.
I have given up on DVD movies for me a decade ago - same for movie theater, too predictable, too boring, waste of time, space (cases ???), and money. I do not even watch streaming or whatever, I don't watch TV, I have a life to live ;-)
If you disagree, I am fine with that, remember, we are talking "personal taste" here ...
>Talk Talk could offer to pay my line rental and service charge for life and I'd still opt to pay someone else.
Question: Assuming your details were leaked, I do not know of course, but, if that were the case it cannot get worse ... your details are out there and you need credit surveillance for life, might as well go with chalkTalk in that case, what else could go wrong ? Assuming TalkTalk are the cheapest & fastest in your area, that is ...
>Signing Internet petitions is the 21st century equivalent of shouting at the telly. And about as effective.
I agree .... and .... I signed it as well ... not that I see the royals as anything other than bloodsuckers. I am an atheist, so the "They are the earthly representation of god" makes no sense to me, which, basically, disqualifies them from any prerogative they claim to have. However, I would not want Trump to mate with May, which might have already happened, she has been to the US, right ? I digress ... anyway, we have enough excrement in our country with May alone, no need for another helping!
Fellow Brits, as is customary with me, you know where the down-vote button is ... I have 2:1 upvotes vs downvotes and I would like to inverse that so .... be my guest!
> While the world's smallest violin plays, I need a drink...
Same here, although it is not quite Friday, yet ...
>How cute, they still use a mailing list!
What do you suggest they use, Skype for Business ? ROFL! Teams ? [Pukes guts out and dies]!
It so happens that a mailing list fulfills the task perfectly, has been for DECADES, no need to "improve" what doesn't need fixin' ... next, you'll say they need a nice new tiled touch-only gui to go with it ?
There are specific rules you have to follow when it comes to hosting data for 3rdparties:
Wife just went from Z30 to iPhone 5S and has trouble with the small screen ... poor eyesight does not help.
She only switched because an app was no longer maintained on BB 10 starting January this year and the iPhone 5S was in a drawer, nobody in the family (yes, with teens) wanted it, they have large screen Android phones.
Mind, I was also given two Windows Mobile phones and nobody wants to even consider looking at them, around here at least ...
As for large phones being a pain in the ******, I never considered inserting them into there ... I have seen purpose-built appliances for that, maybe you should buy one?
The President's Advisory Council on Executive Organization recommends that key anti-pollution programs be merged into an Environmental Protection Administration, a new independent agency of the Executive Branch. (emphasis mine)
>Systemd - Systemd Is Not Windows
Systemd - Spoil your system this elegance must die
>Scripts that can be subtly MISWRITTEN.
That is what testing is for, mate. at least, with shell scripts, updates installed won't suddenly expose your init system ... I am still waiting for the network-based 0wnage to happen via systemd, it is only a matter of time. Seriously, look, they could not even get touch() right ...
What do you get from a bunch of young devs ? A monolithic system with an atrocious ui!
If that's what you get from that bunch of young devs, I'll never let them code again!
Even if you have xinetd on an NFS share - I am curious, but I won't ask why because the standard reply to weird behavior is always "Corporate Policy" - you still have a shell script to start xinetd, right ? how about having a loop in there, checking for "-x /nfs/path/to/xinted"; sleep 3 ?
If you have xinetd on an NFS share, might as well have a loop in your daemon script that starts/stops it.
>Sinking ship, time to grab the lifejackets!
Well, they are merging with another sinking ship, HPE, so even if you are not of the merry lot, locate the nearest lifejacket and emergency exit ... you'll need it in the next couple of years ...
Wilson for Wilson ?
>Much like Paint. I do almost all my image manipulation in it because it does most of what I need and has done for 10 years. Once in a blue moon I will try to remember how to use GIMP.
How do you handle Aero screen captures in paint, they have transparency ? Paint, the most useless piece of garbage on the planet, alongside notepad ... it is 2017 (it's 30 years old or so) and notepad cannot even understand LF EOL style, hello ??? Mspaint got PNG support in, what, Vista ?
All tasks that you can perform in [ms]pain[t], select cut/copy/paste, draw a line/circle/rectangle, fill the polygone are done in pretty much the same steps as in gimp ... what are you mumbling ? Oh, yes, gimp 2.8+ is trash, you need 2.6, the last sane version, if you're on Windows, get the 32-Bit version.
>Like you I do get fed up with "advances". Sure, fix bugs (but why were they not found in the first place), but for 99% of the world, what we have now is plenty good enough.
Hum, no, I like advances ... Problem is, since 2001 in the Windows world and roughly 2007 in the Linux world, the younger, inexperienced, have taken over development and their definition of "advance" is not really mine.
The Linux world is more and more littered with monolithic enthusiasts, who think "the more this binary can do the better and it is so powerful that it is normal that it be dependent on all this other stuff ... ". Obviously, with bloat come bugs ... we are shifting from screwdriver, wrench, knife, spoon, and fork to Swiss army knives for everything, certainly not something I call advance.
The windows world is littered with Ux nutters who "somehow" thought toddler colours is better (XP), then the more clicks the merrier (Vista/7), and finally came to the conclusion that a 3" screen is the same as a 30" screen (h8/10). They are only starting to revert back to something that seems to make more sense, however, as much as the jump to tablet ui was sudden, it somehow takes them years to revert back, for no apparent technical reason.
Containers are cool, for example, a good progress ... I do not have to write the examples of bad progress, we all know them ....
Beastie icon, the closest I could find
Tim Worstall has absolutely no clue on economic matters, in general, Forbes does not like my ad blocker, so I cannot judge on this specific case.
In general, these big corps use the rules to engage in tax avoidance. Here is a Financial Times article on the matter, way more reliable (again, I cannot judge Tim's article by the contents this time, but if the garbage he has written in the past on this site is anything to go by and if he has not taken economics classes in the mean time, it would be a waste of my time ... and, I don't want their ads):
Have you forgotten that GNU provide the GNU tools, you know, all the userland stuff for Linux, available for many other UNIX's as well ?
Gnash and GNU Classpath were useless, agreed, but so much more very, very, useful stuff came out of their brains - I think that deserves some RESPECT!
If you are happy to have stuff run on your computer that you cannot trust, good for you, I am not!
Proof that those who implemented IPv6-only networks over the last decade had no Windows clients.
Official: If you have Windows clients in your network, your opinion does not count!™
Grabs coat with FreeBSD Networker's Guide in the pocket!
How long did it take Microsoft to find a guy willing to work for them who knows enough about TCP/IP to setup an IPv6-only network ? A decade!
> Land does not have a nationality, people do. For instance, what nationality is Antarctica?
I do not think about who owns what ... I think it funny for French from Alsace, who speak a funny German ... akin to pigeon English ... and claim they are French ... I speak German fluently, natively, actually ... but still, I do not care.
I think efficiency ... you have a territory which is in the southern hemisphere of this planet in control of a nation that is in the northern hemisphere, now that is just silly! There are thousands of miles between London and Stanley. Alsace, Taiwan is a completely different story, they are close.
I am a galaxist, if I may put it that way ... we are all part of the Milky Way. I think of nations as "administrative entities" for geographic regions.
Renaud, who liked to imagine Margareth Thatcher as a street lamp and himself a dog, peeing daily on the street lamp, sang this (much later with a Belgian singer):
"Les dieux, les religions,
Les guerres de civilisation,
Les armes, les drapeaux, les patries, les nations,
Font toujours de nous de la chair à canon"
An English transliteration would be the following:
"Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too"
Now, I know I am dreamer, but I am not the only one!
>The Falklands was the Falklands before Argentina existed as a country & they are not a colony, it's a Protectorate! And the French settled it originally.
>Sometimes it's better to keep your mouth shut than remove all doubt.
It might have been colonized by the native indians of south america before that and I do not care ... it is a territory on the other side of the world that costs Britain billions to maintain when it would be so much easier for the Argentinians to take care of it ... it does not really add anything to Britain, does it ? Like a thorn in a toe ... but, ok, I understand ... better to keep Falklands than fund NHS ... who needs NHS, right ? It is economically brain-dead, you can spin it the way you want, it makes no sense ...
BTW, same for the Channel islands, they are closer to France, fact, much, much, much closer ... why waste money with very long cables to give them internet access, for example, when the cables from France would be so much shorter ????? It makes no sense ... it is silly Britain is a World Power, an Empire, the sun never sets on the British Empire, we have one of the last godly representations on earth, our monarch etc ... open your eyes, fell free to downvote ... but think, for a second, it is silly, you know that, right ?
>And I assume that you would be happy to see Israel wiped off the map.
No, not really ... I personally have an issue with their claim, because the bible is a load of BS, as we all know ... so their claims are bogus ... however, I respect religions, freedom of bullshit (aka freedom of faith) ... you cannot speak sense into nutters ... so, no ... Israel can stay, with the 1947 borders, though. If they do not like that, then, as you say, no Israel. Nothing to do with Jews, Muslims, or Christians or whatever ... they are all equally brainwashed nutters, imho.
Why 1947, well, that is what we gave them last ... it was not ours to give in the first place, ok, but apparently, the Palestinians are willing to accept that and it would keep several million nutters happy and save lives ... and I am all for that!
Don't you just love "freedom of bullshit" ?
First of all .... I am loving it, keep those downvotes acomin' ... you are all upset, and ... the more you are, the more I am celebrating!
Protectorate, colony ... name it the way you will ... it is a colony ... as in, a terrestrial area NOT DIRECTLY attached to the "entity" it belongs to.
Gibraltar is closer to a country commonly known as Spain, equivalement to Northern IRELAND ... I got into trouble when I was 16 ... I had used a black marker to "erase" Northern Ireland from my black and white passport ... apparently, UK immigration was not too pleased ... I told them I spilled some ink ... anybody could see it was a straight line of black marker pen ... they let me through ...
Colonies are a thing of the past .... open your minds, guyz.
Thanks for the downvotes, BTW!
You're good, have an upvote!
This post might get censored, last time I commented on Falklands, that was the case ...
1. Where are the Flaklands
2. Where is Britain
There, see that ... ouch ... Falklands is a British colony and the colonial times have long gone.
Same for Gibraltar ... I guess that, in 2019, when you all will have exited EU, you will not only have the Spanish armed forces but the EU armed forces down near Gibraltar ... and you will back up .... colonies is a thing of the past, face it, mate.
Imagine the mess you see at Nortern Ireland border with Ireland and Gibraltar border with Spain .... all for the sake of .... BS.
The Falklands are not British, you know that, I know that .... Gibraltar and Northern Ireland are NOT British, same thing, really ...
Remember, I have a British passport ...
All nice and good but .... what is the point of all this ?
To run a Linux binary on a computer you now have three options:
Run it on a Linux kernel
Run it on a emulation layer above a monolithic bloated schizophrenic spying monstrosity which is MS Windows 10
Run it on a FreeBSD kernel
I dunno why, but, I prefer Linux kernel, lets keep stuff native. Mind, it would be handing the Windows lusers a pint of ice water which, considering they are in hell, would be the most humane thing to do ... apart from installing Linux on their boxes...