* Posts by Nightkiller

117 posts • joined 2 Nov 2009


Huawei pens open letter to UK Parliament: Spying? Nope, we've done nothing wrong


Huawei, you could enhance your credibility if you had your kit banned in China.

Another Apple engineer cuffed over alleged self-driving car data theft: FBI swoop on bod as he boards plane to China


Re: how much were they getting?

@ DevTrail

Fool me once, shame on you.

Fool me twice, shame on me.

China's loose Chang'e: Probe lands on far side of the Moon in science first, says state media


You already have the Register observing that the EU knows China is stealing IP https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/21/eu_steps_up_china_ip_snaffle_battle/

Congratulations China for doing this all on your own.

China doesn't need to nick western tech when Google is giving it away


Using Open Source to end 1.1 Billion people's ability to sidestep the State's intrusion into their lives. How ironic.

Supreme Court raises eyebrows at Google's cozy $8.5m legal deal


Re: @ST The Bret thing

So he did his due diligence. Did you?

Health insurer Bupa fined £175k after staffer tried to sell customer data on dark web souk


And in Other News

What the hell was this other guy doing on TOR who just happened to stumble on these records on a DarkWeb site?

What did they get out of it? Revenge?

New Google bias lawsuit claims company fired chap who opposed discrimination


Re: Damore's facts?

"Damore mae a statement. He did not back it with facts."

What? Another user parroting the party line?

Ancient IETF 'teapot' gag preserved for posterity as a standard


Re: Only barbarous savages or coffee drinkers ... would even consider instant 'tea'

Meaning (via Google Translate)

No, my good man, you are wrong. Mr. Proudhon was French, so he knew nothing about tea, and he was a mutualist / anarchist, not a socialist. But this is a mistake that is easy to understand, because there are many people who think that Mr. Corbyn is a Marxist. Today, even insults are thrown by those who do not understand their derivation.

How HCI simplifies the data center


There you have it in a nutshell. The cloud is based on the premise of a bank. The bank lends out depositor's money to others on the notion that not all of the depositors need access to their deposits at the same time. If there is a run on the bank (sorry we're out of capacity at the moment), the bank will have an auction to see who gets access to their own money by paying MORE.

What a delightful idea. IT dealing with the banks.

India sets June 5 as the day it will join the heavy-lift rocket club


Re: the day will come

"Good morning, y'all. Mah name is Raj and thanks kindly fer callin' Dell tech support"

Good news. We've been experiencing that for the past ten years.

Go, GoDaddy! Domain-slinger decapitates email patent troll in court


V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, are you watching this?

Still got a floppy drive? Here's a solution for when 1.44MB isn't enough


A great solution for the US Military

Since Strategic Command still uses the granddaddy of them all


Why not supply custom versions at $US 2 million a pop?

Mars to get Chinese delivery. Estimated time of arrival: 2020


Re: Please consider changing the title


Try Scratchy.


Re: Please consider changing the title

So what? You rule the world or something?

Canadian govt to cloud providers: Want our business? Stay local, eh


Re: carry through

"This is very common with right wingers: bad data in, bad processing in the middle, raving nonsense output."

This critical observation is not only reserved for "right wingers". Centrist and Left wingers have been known to ignore valid data when it suits their soapbox.

England just not windy enough for wind farms, admits renewables boss


Re: Knuckling under

Superconductors? Really? Cool down your dreams using liquid Helium? How many watt-hours just to power the compressors to keep it liquid? How many effing Pounds Sterling is this going to cost for your anticipated "improvement"? You have any idea of the increase in efficiency you are proposing? Call back when you do.

'Impossible' EmDrive flying saucer thruster may herald new theory of inertia


Re: I think _I_ can explain it (and it's not that hard)

The person that REALLY understands this is not writing about it. They are busy building the damn thing and getting the hell out of Dodge.

Microsoft stops accepting Bitcoin in Windows Store


Accepting Bitcoin would have made a lot more sense if the Windows Store had a better selection of DarkWeb apps.

eBay scammer steals identity of special agent investigating him


Your H1B visa program in action.

IBM bags $700m services and infrastructure contract with Etihad Airways


Does this mean that the football jerseys will now show Fly IBM on them?

Symantec fires staff caught up in rogue Google SSL cert snafu


" not a good look for a business built on illusion and trust."

Aren't they all built on the premise of the Potemkin village or is this just a Freudian slip?

Fugitive UK hacker turned ISIS recruiter killed in Syria


Re: Glorifying killing

"they simply don't recognise that interpretation of their religion."

There is no hope for change until they do.

Microsoft points at Skype, Lync: You two, in my office – right now


Re: Installed it today

The ways it'd going with BSkyB, you'll get the name Lync back sooner than you expect.

Atomic clocks' ticks tamed by 3,000 entangled atoms


We will need this accuracy in order to build our a la Star Trek Transporters.

Becoming Steve Jobs biography: ‘Much of it was chutzpah and self delusion’


Re: He's long dead...

Just keep feeding the stereotypes....

The storage is alive? Flash lives longer than expected – report


Quite possible.

According to the TechReport article, several manufacturers' drives automatically go into "Brick Mode" once their rated life is reached.

Intel, Apple and Cisco crossed off Chinese Gov's kit list


I either want less corruption or more opportunity to participate in it - Ashley Bright.

Wall St wolves tear chunk off Microsoft: There goes $30bn!


There comes a point where these Wall St. types must be considered to be bona fide clowns. And the rest of us are hanging on to their every word.

Is it reasonable to think that because Office365 is up by the admittedly statistically farcical "triple digits" that regular Office should do the same? Are we so naïve to believe their expectations of earnings continuing "To Infinity and Beyond!"? Are we simply playing the game of getting out of the market at the top and letting the sucker, I mean investor behind us eat it?

It's hacker jihad: Islamist skiddies square up to Anonymous


Note to El Reg:

Muhhamad is Islam's Prophet. Prefacing the name with a definite article implies that I agree that this is the case. It is not.

For that matter, Mormons believe that Joseph Smith is "The Prophet". Ditto that as well.



Re: Ah!

One should not forget that systems administrators fully support Totalitarianism by nature.

Solar sandwich cooks at 40 per cent efficiency


Re: Photovoltaics is a one time, one way molecular erosion PARLOR TRICK !

If anything, the cost to build a renewable infrastructure is just as bad. The equivalent levels of carbon emitted would practically cancel each other out. Benefit? Running an industrial economy versus a hunter-gatherer one.

400,000 Windows Server 2003 boxes face SUPPORT DOOM


"HP estimates about ten per cent of customers will consider moving to the cloud."

The other 90% have plans to keep their data safe.

This Changes Everything? OH Naomi Klein, NO


Re: Not as simple as that indeed....

Start with one that works reasonably well. Add some variables. Check the output. Retain the ones that contribute to a closer approximation. Rinse and repeat.

Migrate to the cloud and watch your business take flight


Er, Shouldn't the title be

Migrate to the cloud and watch your data take flight

Chinese researchers develop fuzzy search algorithm for encrypted cloud data


Our Chinese research brethren are notorious for publishing to maintain their grant status with the Pooh Bahs in Beijing. Could this be another in a long line of triumphs?

Latest casualties of Iraq fighting: Facebook and Twitter


Re: Religion

Yes, Yes. And Stalin starved 8 million Ukrainians to death between 1930 and 1932 because of his religion.

What data recovery software would you suggest?


Re: Image for Windows

..and unlike Windows Backup, it allows you to archive discrete differential backups.

Security stock slinger Symantec speeds up with latest Backup Exec


Your problem is not mathematics, its statistics.

Organic food: Pricey, not particularly healthy, won't save you from cancer


Re: so NOT putting lots of chemicals in your body is NOT ok then?

"The fallout from using DDT in the 1950's/60's is still a problem in many parts of the world"

Yes it is, but not the way you propose. It continues to be an effective way of controlling malaria laden mosquitoes "in many parts of the world". Its discontinuance is directly related to the rise of malaria in these regions.

Eight hour cleansing to get all the 'faggots' and 'bitches' OUT of Github


"If someone had the balls to stand up to Hitler and (more importantly) his cronies early on, WW2 may not of happened."

I could really see this happening.

Imagine Neville Chamberlain asking Hitler to be more "inclusive". "Why yes, Prime Minister Neville" Hitler replies,"You are so correct. And just to show my good faith in the matter, I've just included the Sudetenland...."

Battery vendors push ultracapacitor wrappers to give Li-ions more bite


Ultracapacitors wrapped around a Li-on battery.

What kind of jolt can we expect if the external cover is damaged?

New design flaw found in crypto's TLS: Pretend to be a victim online


Re: Bad day for TLS

"GnuTLS was patched within hours of the vulnerability's discovery"

Really? I think not.


Linux-friendly Munich: Ja, we'll take open source collab cloud


Re: Lucky

You sir, are a shill.

1. Yes, Licensing costs are lower. Support costs are higher. Does anyone know where Redhat gets its money?

2. This argument is false compared to Windows 7.

3. This argument is also false. Categorically.

4. This is a pompous argument. Apache is the most viable source of malware delivery today.

5. Nuts to this. If a vendor supports their own AND neutral standards, your argument lumps them in with proprietary vendors as well. Lies, damned lies and statistics.

6. WHEN they get around to it. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/21/kde_bug_quashed/

Good news, everyone! KDE cookie-scoffing bug smashed after 10 years ...

You can puff out your chest in pride over this one.

India launches its very own VIKASPEDIA


Well, she was pretty cute.

WHEW! OpenBSD won't CloseBSD (for now) after $100,000 cash windfall


They wouldn't need the cash if they moved their servers out of Ontario, Canada. Electrical rates in Ontario are skyrocketing, relatively speaking.

Crippling server 'leccy bill risks sinking OpenBSD Foundation


Re: Logistics

Perhaps you should also inform your readers that electrical energy costs in Ontario have increased by 30 % in the past year and that they are scheduled to increase a further 50% by 2015.


Re: Meet the Green Challenge

Thank you for this eye opening analysis. OpenBSD cannot move for whatever reason to an environment that allows them to control their costs. In the interim, they are faced with increasing energy costs based on fiascos described above.


Meet the Green Challenge

"The OpenBSD Foundation is based in Canada, and, according to de Raadt, 'a number of logistical reasons prevent us moving the machines to another location which might offer space/power for free.'"

This is a run on effect where in the mad dash to renewable energy generation, public utilities are paying private renewable generation firms a guaranteed percentage of their stated capacity even if they don't produce a milliwatt of power. If a solar farm has a stated output of 10Mw at full capacity, the producers are guaranteed $CAN 445.00 a day producing little or no electricity. My advice is for OpenBSD to look for charitable donations from these suppliers. It's my tax money that they will be paid with, no the producers.

Worried OpenSSL uses NSA-tainted crypto? This BUG has got your back


So much for the vaunted "Open Source Code Review Process"©

This has been around how long? We didn't understand the implications of our own coding for how long? We only cared when the champion of SysAdmin Openess Snowden made us start watching our backs?

Waiting for the flames....

Feminist Software Foundation gets grumpy with GitHub … or does it?


Re: Man pages

If I am not mistaken, Man is short for manual which has its roots in manuensis - by hand - to which I offer only the index finger of my right one to this gibberish.


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