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37 posts • joined 18 Nov 2009
LzLabs kills Swisscom’s mainframes – but it's not the work of a vicious BOFH: All the apps are now living on cloud nine
MacBook Pro 17”
A friend of mine managed to spill red wine on/in the keyboard. Not sure what he did to fix it but it survived years on with redly colored keyboard.
Oh times when Apple was durable...
Wait my own 17” got three drop of condensed water on the trackpad and it stopped working. It actually started working again after a week only to die some time later when similar few drops hit the start button.
"... tech company decides to run an on-road test for its autonomous vehicle, it should enforce a Board of Directors' Walk To Work Week."
There are very mixed signals about when self-driving is coming:
- Waymo building 20K Jag iPace into self-driving cars over the next 2-3 years.
- On the other side: A Tesla that can't spot a stationary firetruck on a freeway
Java 9 is another example
I installed java 9 just to find out that it did not work with a Eclipse based IDE. Only solution to get rid of it was to disable SIP, because there are no uninstaller. You could blame evil Oracle for the later.
I haven't enable SIP. I want to be able to delete my software.
It is an embarrassing bug and it will be exploited before all machines has been patched, but IMHO not as as big as the SSL error (GOTO FAIL). Requiring physical access to my machine would require break-in to my apartment.
Anything that is remotely possible is scary: Browsers allowing remote code to run. My SMTP server having a hole (like exim).
I have been hacked once due to a FTP bug in 2000. Prob. a script kiddie but still scary as hell.
2010 and 2011 owner. Still hopeful for Mac mini with multiple disk and upgradable RAM in a new formfactor. But looking at Intels NUC as alternative for now running Hachingtosh or Linux. I am not buying 2014 model
Wishful thinking: the Mac Pro will be so modular that it can start as a Mac mini but be expanded into a powerful work station.
Still charged with murder
... but he is held on a charge with Involuntary manslaughter of special aggravating kind (up to 8 years) after telling the judge (behind closed doors) on Saturday 12th August that an accident on board has cause the journalist's death. And that he had "buried her at sea somewhere in the Bay of Køge"
This information was not public until Monday 21st where the "closed doors" was partly lifted. So how much more has been said by Madsen is still unknown.
What fascinates me is that he thought he could get away with it.
Been using it in beta for some time
While I haven't read the protocol, it seem solid enough in my eyes. You need to own/pwn the domain and the server the IP resolves to.
And damn it's easy. And with the possibility to automate, it's a huge step up from another (cacert.org) which also was free but required work every 6 months, and wasn't in the browser/mail clients key chains.
I am mostly using it for mail encryption.
Apple employees are super human?
"Apple employs a lot of clever and capable people, who are very well compensated. Isn't it time for a multinational technology giant with smart folks, plenty of resources, and endless billions of dollars in the bank, to start shutting down whole classes of bugs in its products?"
Many people in the Silicon Valley is highly paid, and I am pretty sure that other people makes memory allocations / bounds errors. But Apple has to live up to higher standards?
I would have prefered more releases on iOS 8 to fix CVEs but as far I remember all devices that supports iOS 8 can run iOS 9, and since there are no ground breaking differences in UI everyone can upgrade and thus end-of-life iOS 8.
People using Android depends on Operators to create new releases and that is not going so well...
But I would prefer that that iOS users had the choice to upgrade or not, and even downgrade if the new release isn't optimal.
Alternatives to Serverbear or LowEndBox.com
Started using VPS a year ago. Got an ofter through LEB at reliablehostingservices.com. Uptime has been good, but not perfect. Performance has been up and down, but my requirements are more storage than speed.
But I want an alternative location, so started searching for web sites like serverbear, but didn't find any. Serverbear looks great, but seems a bit outdated in data, so is there any others?
Inconsistency in your argument
"We feel we have to constantly save to disk, to preserve our hard work, because magnetic media and its associated software can't be trusted, which is another way of saying it's crap and fundamentally broken."
This argument is totally broken. why would constantly save to a "untrusted" media? We did this because it worked, but OS'es and applications wasnt stable. Being away from Windows for a long time, (Linux, OS X), I do not constantly save.
However I can totally agree on SSD rocks. Got my first yesterday. Starting a heavy loaded developer machine (OS X) took 30-60 seconds, lots of application not responding at first. it's less than 10 now.
Old hardware? Not.
Fedora 12 sadly does not support some i686 CPU (Via C3) anymore. So while it might work on the AMD, it might not work on other, which leaves me stranded for my servers
I can accept that Fedora wants to ship a version compiled for more modern hardware, but why drop the support in the build, as I think it has been done?
Old hardware? Not.
It might work on the eight old AMD PC, but Fedora 12 lost support for Via C3 CPU.
So F12 might or might not work on old hardware.
I can (somewhat) accept that Fedora wants to ship a version that is compiled for newer CPUs but why remove the build option for older version, which I believe has been done.