* Posts by wayne 8

310 posts • joined 11 Dec 2009

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Are your IoT gizmos, music boxes, smart home kit vulnerable to DNS rebinding attacks? Here's how to check

wayne 8

Re: 192.168.1.xxx

Ah, the beauty of Virtual Machines. My VMs run on 10.42.0.xxx

That could be why it spazzed out.

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wayne 8

Re: Would be a great way to infect lots of people

May not be a joke.

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wayne 8

Re: Er,

Looks like a poorly constructed web app.

The app's author might have never tested the app on a network without any such devices.

What information did the web site import or export from my system?

El Reg, did you verify that the site was benign?

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Oracle's new Java SE subs: Code and support for $25/processor/month

wayne 8

Re: You have to pay to use a language?

Pay to play with the JVM?

The language was free, that was the come on to get everybody+dog using Java everywhere.

Drug pusher business model.

Will this impact OpenJDK?

Future proprietary extensions?

Microsoft business model.

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Verizon promises to stop selling its subscribers' location data... for now

wayne 8

Customer Privacy is not a priority

Verizon did not even pause to consider their Customers in this program.

The IT Culture is sick at VZ.

A US Patent was issued to the employee that developed Location based SMS commercial text messages.

The CIO was ecstatic about the capability.

Common between the two, they both share the national heritage that dominates IT at Verizon.

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Microsoft CEO wades into ICE outcry: Cool it, we only do legacy mail

wayne 8

ICE Policy since GW Bush, Obama.

Trump has issued exec order to stop breaking up families.

Obama followed the separation policy.

No one cared about the policy during Obama's two terms.

Howl away.

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Stop us if you've heard this one: Adobe Flash gets emergency patch for zero-day exploit

wayne 8

Office

Office could disable Flash by default and require the user to enable each time.

Or use LibreOffice?

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Ubuntu sends crypto-mining apps out of its store and into a tomb

wayne 8

Re: But what happens to the existing installs?

Snap apps only. I disable Snap. See no need for Snap.

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You love Systemd – you just don't know it yet, wink Red Hat bods

wayne 8

Comparison of Systemd to "The Registry".

A class of evil unto itself.

Is there a Godwin's Law that applies to "The Registry".

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wayne 8

Re: Process 1 IS complicated.

A connection to PulseAudio, why am I not surprised.

Audio that mysteriously refuses to recognize a browser playing audio as a sound source.

"Predictable" network interface names? Not to me. I am fine with "enp" and "wlx", but the seemingly random character strings that follow are not predictable. Oxymoronic.

I dropped Gnome when it went 2.0. Ubuntu when it went to Unity. Firefox when it redesigned the theme to just appear different.

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Waymo robo-taxis to accept fares in Arizona in 2018

wayne 8

More memorable than the line from "Taxi Driver".

That was my first thought, "will it do Johnny Cab?"

"Helluva day!"

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wayne 8

More memorable than the line from "Taxi Driver".

That was my first thought, "will it do Johnny Cab?"

"Helluvaday!"

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Blame everything on 'computer error' – no one will contradict you

wayne 8

The District of Columbia is built on a swamp. Asymmetry is the least of the problems.

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wayne 8

fig?

Is the fig in the jar a literal fig or slang for something else?

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Scissors cut paper. Paper wraps rock. Lab-made enzyme eats plastic

wayne 8

RE: old fashioned paper bags

"old fashioned paper bags" are made from trees. Could be a first world tree farm or it could be a rain forest, wherever the wood and labor is cheapest in the global economy.

Paper produced from hemp would be a better alternative. If it weren't illegal.

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'Uncarrier' T-Mobile US to un-carry $40m for bumpkin blower bunkum

wayne 8

Parking Tickets are Set

American motorists can know the fine for a parking offense.

They can judge whether to endure the hassle of driving around to find a non offending spot or to just take the hit and be n their way.

For a a commercial entity making a necessary, timely delivery to a high value customer, it is the cost of maintaining that relationship.

If a party had suffered physical injury in the event of a dropped call, then there would be a different procedure for determining T-Mobile's penalties.

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US mulls drafting gray-haired hackers during times of crisis

wayne 8

Draft Resistance v2.0

Draft the Silicon Valley Tech Lords first. Then the Wall Street Quants.

Or do what every USA corp does, hire dot Indians.

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Fermi famously asked: 'Where is everybody?' Probably dead, says renewed Drake equation

wayne 8

Re: I visit from time to time

Think of your worst city in your home country. That's Earth to the rest of the Universe.

Capable of intergalactic travel, why would they need anything from Earth? We think we're all that.

Why in the universe would you use way more power than is necessary to beam a message out to a distant spacecraft. Then there is directional antennae. An eaves dropping civilization would need to be out along that beam.

Most likely any transmission after a distance would appear to be unintelligible noise. Much like TV.

"Geordie Shore" leaking out across the universe?

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AI racks up insane high scores after finding bug in ancient video game

wayne 8

"or even looses a life"

"or even looses a life"

The lose/loose bug is going to be around forever.

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Web searching died the day they invented SEO

wayne 8

Re: I think you forgot one

I remember when Google killed logical operators to "make search results faster". I am guessing that is when "pay to play" SEO went into overdrive.

Google's attitude was that we wanted some results quicker rather than the results we expected.

Used to be one could use "NOT" to exclude a word. I could get very relevant results. Talking 1995-6.

Now you get crap and if I try to limit the crap, that action apparently triggers a reaction from the search engine and I get worse crap.

Would be nice to have front end that could do the boolean logic on the search results and then filter the crap, like a mashup of DuckDuckGo and AdBlocker.

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When you play this song backwards, you can hear Satan. Play it forwards, and it hijacks Siri, Alexa

wayne 8

Not just Alexa

Hijack a vehicle's satellite radio receiver and deliver a song with a payload to a self driving vehicle's processor.

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Thar she blows: Strava heat map shows folk on shipwreck packed with 1,500 tonnes of bombs

wayne 8

Re: Water movement?

More likely the propeller needs to spin in air after being dropped from a fast bomber at a specified minimum altitude.

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Who's using 2FA? Sweet FA. Less than 10% of Gmail users enable two-factor authentication

wayne 8

Google or Hackers?

It's just Gmail. I consider anything I do through Google to be compromised already, by Google.

I only have Gmail, because Android phone.

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Indian data leak looks to have been an inside job

wayne 8

Re: Corruption should be counted as a capital crime

This is one reason India is going cashless. To stop untraceable cash bribes. The other to increase tax revenues.

Less Corruption. More Tax Revenues. Win Win.

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AMD, Intel hate Nvidia so much they're building a laptop chip to spite it

wayne 8

Re: Article picture

Not Mormons. Hipsters with a guru.

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SMBH: Astroboffins reveal how to stop pop(ping) stars in a supermassive galaxy

wayne 8

SMAH!

Is a slower setting galaxy preferable to a quick setting galaxy?

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Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

wayne 8

Re: Hmmm...

Will this slowdown affect iPhones? /sarc

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Astroboffins say our Solar System could have – wait, stop, what... the US govt found UFOs?

wayne 8

Small Change

22 million USD is small change to the US DOD. They easily lose track of 6.5 Trillion USD.

There are currently 40,000 troops that have "Unknown" as their location in the DOD system.

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wayne 8

iron-56?

What did iron-56 have to do with the research?

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Ubuntu 17.10 pulled: Linux OS knackers laptop BIOSes, Intel kernel driver fingered

wayne 8

Lenovo does not sell laptops with Ubuntu

Lenovo has no culpability. They do not sell laptops that support Ubuntu installs. They do not make that claim. Anyone who buys a Lenovo laptop to use with Ubuntu is removing the OEM installed OS and installing something else.

If you want Ubuntu laptops there is System 76.

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Netflix silent about ridicule as it discusses punters' viewing habits

wayne 8

Continue on and read the second sentence.

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Get ready for laptop-tab-smartphone threesomes from Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Qualcomm

wayne 8

Laptops with built in cell connection have already come and gone.

A separate hotspot allows a choice of carriers.

A separate laptop/tablet allows choice of OS other than Windows.

But then the majority cannot handle choices and buys what they are told to buy.

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High-freq trade biz sues transatlantic ISP for alleged spiteful cable cut

wayne 8

HFT is responsible for the term "Flash Crash" added to the lexicon.

AI is so intelligent.

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SpaceX 'raises' an extra 100 million bucks to get His Muskiness to Mars

wayne 8

Not in the New economy. Cash burn is where it's at.

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Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Siemens tease electric flight engine project

wayne 8

Re: Advantages

Single generator is a single point of failure. Which defeats the purpose of multiengine.

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Three useless UK.gov 'catapults' put in Last Chance Saloon

wayne 8

Re: I wonder how many

based in a certain small area that exists independently inside of London.

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Surprise: Android apps are riddled with trackers

wayne 8

Re: Google, the retail arm of the NSA...

What makes you think that NSA does not already have access to Google's data?

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'Gimme Gimme Gimme' Easter egg in man breaks automated tests at 00:30

wayne 8

Re: Who is god?

Debian 8

$ who is god

wayne pts/0 2017-11-22 15:19 (:0.0)

$

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Baaa-d moooo-ve: Debian Linux depicts intimate cow-sheep action in ASCII artwork

wayne 8

Missionary position seems tame.

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Where hackers haven't directly influenced polls, they've undermined our faith in democracy

wayne 8

Candidates undermined voting

Every four years the Big Two parties offer up two twits for the Electorate.

Nothing ever really changes.

That undermined our belief that voting matters.

"Faith" belongs in Religion.

"Trust" is the word you wanted to use.

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NSA bloke used backdoored MS Office key-gen, exposed secret exploits – Kaspersky

wayne 8

Works for NSA. Does not use a Linux Distro at home.

Helplessly inept about computers:

1. uses Windows at home.

2. uses a pirate copy of MS Office.

3. disables AV software to load dodgy package.

Kaspersky is the Problem?

There is more to this story.

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Man: Just 18 Bitcoin babies and my home is yours

wayne 8

Re: "Today, that single bitcoin is valued upwards of $2,200, Fortune noted in March."

The currency used to pay the extra hands involved in real estate can be different from the currency accepted by buyer and seller.

Any government tax would be assessed in government fiat based on conversion rate at time of sale.

Guy's an artist, you expect financial acumen?

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Arm isn't saying IoT firmware sucks but it's writing a free secure BIOS for device makers

wayne 8

Re: Good idea, I think

Regulation will deliver the Glorious World of Next Tuesday.

The IoT equivalent of the VW engineer who coded the EPA test beating code, will be all over the regulation mandated code.

That's what humans do.

Someone erects a barrier and there will be an enormous mass of others looking for ways to defeat that barrier.

Self driving vehicles? Meet the Hot Rodders of the 21st Century.

There will be races for self driven vehicles. There will be contests to crown the fastest hack of a self driver. Autocross events with rapid self configuring obstacles.

Events to see which possible target out many the vehicle chooses to hit to avoid the others. The pregnant lady with a pram or the OAP? Add a wheelchair to any possibe victim. A barrister with a case of briefs? A TB patient in an Iron Lung. The Queen (the Monarch from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha).

How many targets does it take overwhelm the self driver and it chooses to stop dead on the roadway. It will have that choice, no?

Ooh, roundabouts. Many multiple lane roundabouts.

Now I want to purchase a self driver.

Great telly.

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Microsoft Azure ████ secret ██ █████ ██ US govt's ███ ███ centers

wayne 8

Singularity

Government and Tech merged into oneness. Amazon, Microsoft, and sure to come, Alphabet, as the backbone of the Federal behemoth.

As a septic it pains me to say this, the USA sucks.

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Capgemini: We love our 'flexible, flowing' spade

wayne 8

Re: Floppy spade moves no earth.

A bit too fluid where precision counts.

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wayne 8

Bought out by CapGeminiAmerica back in the day.

Went from a private contracting company that respected the talent to being a resource of a faceless corporation.

We had 20 days off every year. Ours to use as we wish while working with the client with whom we had a relationship.

CGA chops it to 15 and has an onsite resource, who collected $0.10/hour for each resource on site, would check if we were at our desks when HE expected us to be. The Client knew where I was every Tuesday afternoon at 15:15, heading home to take an evening shift at the local volunteer ambulance corps.

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wayne 8

Re: Douglas Adams

Then Ark-B is locked from the outside and never has to be launched. Brilliant!

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We went to Nadella's launch of Hit Refresh so you didn't have to

wayne 8

Re: Will it be viewed cynically as corporate propaganda?

Do not pick up anyone who has fallen. They may need to be stabilized. Picking a victim up can cause further injury.

Do not try to move a victim unless there is an immediate threat of more harm if left in place.

Nadella was correct in his immediate response.

Still won't change my opinion of Microsoft and Windows.

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Tarmac for America's self-driving car future is being laid right now

wayne 8

Re: Crybabies

Maybe not.

Insurers like to have modules installed that track speed, location, and other relevant data to determine accident risk profile based on the driver's activities. Has to do with charging higher premiums for higher risk drivers and lowering premiums for less risky drivers.

Also, premiums also depend on where the vehicle is actually parked at night and how far the commute is to work. People in NYC use addresses in NJ to get cheaper insurance.

The sensors on the vehicles don't come cheap and are probably located in areas where damage is possible in minor crashes. That will raise cost of repairs, which affects premiums.

I'm not shilling for the scurrilous pirates.

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Vibrating walls shafted servers at a time the SUN couldn't shine

wayne 8

Re: Wind!!!

Just put a repeater on the top of the building and realign the beams.

USA MIC would launch a geosynchronous satellite and switch to sat comms.

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