* Posts by g00se

181 posts • joined 26 Oct 2009

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Kotlin's killin' Java among Android devs

g00se
WTF?

Open source

Kotlin, an open source language

What would a closed source language be? Just asking...

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He's no good for you! Ofcom wants to give folk powers to dump subpar broadband contracts

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Tor ticket

Seems to be some sort of deep packet inspection attempting to throttle torrents / Tor / streaming

Interesting. Other people's experiences?

It would be easy for an ISP to whitelist bandwidth measurement services and claim that everything is fine, whilst still providing a very poor service.

Let's make sure we tell them that such monitoring (by officials) will be done over Tor.

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

g00se

Nice

Hope the board paid him at least five times that to take the rap.

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Re-identifying folks from anonymised data will be a crime in the UK

g00se
WTF?

Anonymised?

Does that even make sense? If people CAN be identified from data, then it's not ... anonymised... is it?

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Did eye just do that? Microsoft brings gaze tracking to Windows 10

g00se
WTF?

Got a date for thought-tracking yet?

The tech, called Eye Control, will help lesser-abled individuals – such as those affected by motor neuron diseases – use computers without a mouse and keyboard.

Yeah right. That's so totally their motivation, to help that massive number of people with that unfortunate condition isn't it? WTF are they going to be tracking next? Professor Hawking, please denounce this in no uncertain terms!

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How can you kill that which will not die? Windows XP is back (sorta... OK, not really)

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SPs

I seem to have SP2 and 3 for XP. http://technojeeves.com

Trustworthy? If you know the checksums then trust isn't a biggie ;)

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Microsoft Surface laptop: Is this your MacBook Air replacement?

g00se

Re: ... but will it

Err ... i wouldn't. But if one came into my possession, there's no version of Windows 10 in the world (so far) that i would be happy with. It'd be like receiving a Maserati that had been fitted with wooden (and evil) cartwheels

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Linux

... but will it

run Linux? That's the only "jailbreak" i'd be remotely interested in.

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Revised 'Broadband 2.0' report: 6.7m Brits suffer 'sub-10Mbps' speeds

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Leeching

One way of kicking people onto paying for higher speeds is to leech from people who are content to stick with entry level BB. That's what i suspect BT are doing with me. Fortunately not enough to be a big problem, but it's nonetheless annoying

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UK uni warns students of phishers trying to nick their tuition fees

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Headmaster

Re: Am I missing something?

or was he inferring that all pleasures in Newcastle are random?

I'm guessing you mean "implying"

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g00se
Headmaster

Verbicide

I'm surprised that they haven't been shutdown yet.

You mean "shut down". You didn't login properly today did you?

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Met Police laggards still have 18,000 Windows XP machines in use

g00se
WTF?

Re: Why?

Try finding a download link to Windows 8/10 drivers for a taser. for instance.

Wow! I had no idea you plugged tasers into computers to use them. That's shocking. Do they have a USB interface?

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Looking for an Ubuntu Unity close cousin? Elementary, my dear...

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Linux

Re: "An"? I had no idea!

Unless that was just Red Hat, which I'm now starting to doubt as to whether it was pronounced the way you would expect. "reed hut"? "rude hot"?

It's pronounced 'bread head'

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Debian devs dedicate new version 9 to the late Ian Murdock

g00se
Linux

EFI

fyi Devuan supports EFI booting already in Jessie

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Ransomware realities: In your normal life, strangers don't extort you. But here you are

g00se
Linux

Inevitable - erm no

Use Linux. The prospect of getting ransomware is probably close to zero

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Init freedom declared as systemd-free Devuan hits stable 1.0.0 status

g00se
Linux

fyi

a. Devuan Jessie supports EFI booting (unlike Debian Jessie)

b. network-manager is replaced by wicd in Devuan

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HP Inc wireless mouse can be spoofed

g00se

Re: Mad.

Wired trackball every time! Surface unimportant. Much faster. No batteries to fail

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Microsoft touts next Windows 10 Creators Update: It's set for a Fall

g00se
Linux

Re: My Windows Wish-List...

macOS does it and I love it

... as do several Linux desktop environments

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systemd-free Devuan Linux hits RC2

g00se

Kind of absurd rationalization given that Ubuntu is downstream of Debian, not upstream.

Err .. isn't the fact that it's downstream the point?

Just like Devuan in fact.

That's disingenuous. It's not 'downstream' in the normal sense - in essence it's a fork

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Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft

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FAIL

jeSUS

.. to not download and install this year's biggest revision to Windows by hand. And that's because it may well bork your machine.

I suspect (how do i tell?) it's that Creator's Destroyer's Update that borked a client's machine, and it certainly was not done "by hand". It was done by Windows Update

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Leaked NSA point-and-pwn hack tools menace Win2k to Windows 8

g00se
Windows

Toothless?

ENGLISHMANSDENTIST what, the septic tanks mean that the sploit is not worth paying for?

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Firefox Quantum: BIG browser project, huh? I share your concern

g00se
Unhappy

Multiprocess

I've got FF ESR 45.8.0 on Linux. No sign of any n-process to n-tab stuff (mores the pity). When will it start for me - or have i missed something?

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Scammers hired hundreds of 'staff' to defraud TalkTalk customers

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Joke

Carthago delenda est

Aren't TalkTalk doing a pretty good job of defrauding TalkTalk customers?

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COP BLOCKED: Uber app thwarted arrests of its drivers by fooling police with 'ghost cars'

g00se

And shortly after that, a video surfaced of CEO Travis Kalanick berating an Uber driver who complained about falling fares. ®

Not Travis Bickell? Are you looking at me?

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One IP address, multiple SSL sites? Beating the great IPv4 squeeze

g00se
Linux

Letsbecareful

Letsencrypt certs don't last long, so you'll want to set up a nightly cronjob to make sure certbot looks for any certificates about to expire and renews them. The cronjob command is simply /root/letsencrypt/certbot-auto renew, which in the case of this guide would have to be run as root.

I know nothing of that script/binary yet it's worrying. Am i a reserve soldier in a botnet army just waiting to be called up? It's free, so am i the product? How much do i need to worry?

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Apple's macOS is the safer choice – but not for the reason you think

g00se
Linux

Apple's Mac operating system may be the safer choice

The comparative, since we all know there are only two OSs, right?

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BBC admits iPlayer downloads are broken

g00se

Re: Bah!

There's DRM by definition - it's a streaming client. What they don't like is any saving of that stream

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g00se
Linux

Re: Bah!

Because they know that using a powerful OS might be used to circumvent their DRM?

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David Hockney creates new Sun masthead. Now for The Reg...

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Paris Hilton

Too romantic

Hockney's bottle-end specs must be developing a rose tint. This is more like it:

http://technojeeves.com/tech/sun300.png

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update crushed exploits without need of patches

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Re: 'Own AV' vs. The Rest

Thanks for that

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'Own AV' vs. The Rest

The August updates brought in a series of operating system security improvements including boosts to Windows Defender and use of AppContainer, designed to raise the difficulty of having zero day exploits execute on patched systems.

Does this affect the current ranking of Defender versus other offerings? And just how good is sticking with Windows own anyway? (Genuine question)

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Brilliant phishing attack probes sent mail, sends fake attachments

g00se
WTF?

Hide extensions for known file types

The new attack uses the file names of sent attachments and applies that name into new attachments that appear to be PDFs but are actually images that, when clicked, send victims to phishing pages.

Could this by any chance rely on the default (!) Explorer setting that is named in my title? If so, the fooled 'technical users' can't be that technical that they would want extensions hidden, quite apart from their using Windows in the first place ...

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Windows PC spy nasty dormant for three years, mutates and resurfaces

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Stop

Pleonasm

"Windows PC spy nasty"

FTFY

Windows 10 has rendered spyware stories obsolete much in the same way that the end of the Cold War has rendered spy books obsolete.

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Networks in 2016: A full fibre diet for UK.gov

g00se
Headmaster

Floral direction

he says the plans are really just "guiding the lily."

In that case, though i applaud the sentiment, he needs to be slapped: it's "gilding the lily". Or does Kit Hall need a slap?

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Oracle finally targets Java non-payers – six years after plucking Sun

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FAIL

'Open Source'

They think Java is free - because it’s open source so you can use it.

Really? Ever tried to get hold of all the source of the native calls into (say) Windows? i.e. the interesting stuff.

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Top tech company's IP was looted by China, so it plans to hack back

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Costs of cracking

The thinking was that if China, or whoever hacked the company, could see an easier route to profit than espionage, why would they not pursue it?

Maybe because they are potentially going to get everything by cracking rather than a small subset of what you want them see when you sell it to them? Anyway, 'easier' isn't important. What is important is 'cheaper' and if that's what you really do mean, how do you know it's cheaper?

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Reg meets 'Lokihardt', quite possibly the world's best hacker

g00se
WTF?

... plus, i thought that exploitation began after patching had been done, so why are patches coming into the exploits at all?

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A British phone you're not embarrassed to carry? You heard that right

g00se

Re: Cyanogen OS

I spoke to them recently and brought up the issue of Cyanogen's doubtful future

They: "We have no news on this issue and our phone are not going to be affected as far as i'm aware"

Rooting their phones?

They: "i would certainly would advise against it as we don't support it"

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Let's praise Surface, not bury it

g00se

You can do plenty of "content creation" on a Samsung Galaxy phone

But how many DO i wonder? Time will tell whether productivity (ok so not much Nobel prize winning content maybe) has dropped as a result of personal computers being superseded by devices centred around consumption? You consume Friendface and the like, and 'they' consume you(r data)

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Dynamic IP addresses are your personal property, CJEU rules

g00se
WTF?

SQL

However in reality, that would be “practically impossible” because connecting a dynamic IP address to the ISP’s subscriber information means a “disproportionate effort in terms of time, cost and man-power, so that the risk of identification appears in reality to be insignificant.”

Really? The ISP is pretty easily identifiable by IP address and then it's a phone call to ask someone to run a database query. Unless they're doing it wrong ..

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OpenBSD 6.0 lands

g00se

Re: W^X – write or execute

Oops - i see what they mean - as you were

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g00se
Stop

W^X – write or execute

If you want to get symbolic about things, should that be W|X ?

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Blackhat wannabes proffer probably bogus Linux scamsomware

g00se

Re: Two words

Well of course the former obviates the latter

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Linux

Two words

PasswordAuthentication no

(sshd_config)

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John Ellenby, British inventor of the first laptop, powers off

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Happy

Re: Aliens

The Grid's power consumption was eating way too much budget?

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Speaking in Tech: Open Source fixes a Microsoft engineering problem

g00se
Linux

Open Source fixes a Microsoft engineering problem

Yes - it fixed a big one for me - i no longer need to use Windows (getting worse by the day)

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Tech support scammers mess with hacker's mother, so he retaliated with ransomware

g00se
WTF?

Extension

And not forgetting that the best of all OSs still hides "known file extensions" by default so the scammer would have just seen it as a png

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London's Met Police has missed the Windows XP escape deadline

g00se
Linux

The problem ...

is not that the police is running an outdated version of Windows but the that the police is running Windows

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Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

g00se
WTF?

Tribble dung

What? Is that some kind of cling-on?

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US hospitals hacked with ancient exploits

g00se
WTF?

Surprised?

I must be missing something obvious, since i can't see why you'd use a toy sieve of an OS for mission-critical work in the first place ..?

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