* Posts by petur

1020 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009

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Record number of non-EU techies coming to Blighty

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Re: How many are from India?

Most of the EU has identical skills gaps so no...

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QNAP users: It's your turn to patch in a hurry

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It installed a 'patched' version of the latest firmware containing malware, so the hole is not in 4.2.5, it was fixed in that version.

The malware creators installed their 4.2.5 infected version so users would think they are OK and the system would not see any need to update.

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Re: Malware discovered on QTS devices

If you expose its WWW side to the net...

The hole was in their Photo Station app, which has a web interface. That's where they got in.

The malware was a bitcoin miner (AFAIK, maybe there were others?), and they have a malware remover app that they update whenever they know about nasties targeting their NAS models.

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petur

The hole seems to have been in the Photo Station app, so upgrade that one ASAP!

More info:

https://www.qnap.com/en/support/con_show.php?cid=116

(note to editor: there is a direct link from that advisory list, it is in the right-most column)

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NASA finds India's missing lunar orbiter with Earth-bound radar

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Re: Puzzled

AC is confusing North Pole of the Moon with that of the Earth ;)

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Sony: Never mind the phones – look out at what our crazy lab scientists have done

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headphones that do not drown out the environment

That's exactly why I bought the backbeat 903 years ago: it delivers the music but doesn't block the environment much.

It's the only safe way to use headphones in traffic

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EU whacks first nail into mobile roaming charges' coffin

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Mushroom

@S4qFBxkFFg what a wrong comparison... when you use the foreign SIM you're not actually using something you bought there, you're using the cell towers build by the operators in your country, and you expect they will give that usage for free?

Who's shit-brained here?

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GitLab.com melts down after wrong directory deleted, backups fail

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Facepalm

Re: All of the above notwithstanding, it's a bit hard to understand use of rm -rf ...

ctrl-a and then shift-delete

bonus: on windows it would have taken ages to delete 300GB

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Wi-Fi for audiophiles: Alliance preps TimeSync certification program

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Meh

Now I'm wondering why my Squeezeboxes have been playing so well for the past many years

I never new they were impossible to work so well, I guess I will need this new technology to fix this problem I don't have

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Trump's plan: Tariffs on electronics, ban on skilled tech migrants, turn off the internet

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The big difference is that Obama was seriously blocked by missing a majority elsewhere. Trump will be able to go ahead without blocks.

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Ubuntu Core Snaps door shut on Linux's new Dirty COWs

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Re: When did Linux start becoming like Windows?

That's a bit cheap and easy, not? Blaming kernel and *NIX tool bugs on systemd...

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In its current state, Ubiquiti's EdgeSwitch won't have much of an edge on anyone

petur

FAIL?

I had no trouble at all getting good and fast support from UBNT, much better than other vendors.

Will buy again, regardless of your personal vendetta

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Hacktivist crew claims it launched last week's DDoS mega-attack

petur

Re: Think I've found the problem....

You mean like how Philips did with their photo frames? Since all their MAC addresses were sequential popping them all in a row was easy (and done)...

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Ageing GSM crypto cracked on commodity graphics rig

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Re: So

indeed, the attack will include fallback to 2G so how long before 2G is removed completely?

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Devs! Here's how to secure your IoT network, in, uh, 75 easy pages

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3 easy rules I use

Since there is some IoT stuff I want to use but don't trust, I use three rules when connecting them up:

1) separate VLAN: they all go on a wifi that uses a separate VLAN, and the firewall allows access from my main network to the VLAN but not the other way around.

2) whitelisting: access from the network to the internet is blocked by default, only whitelisted devices are allowed. Guess what, none of the IoT are on it (in fact the VLAN is just blocked anyway)

3) reverse proxy: for stuff I do want to access for convenience, I set up a reverse proxy on the webserver.

I pity the poor consumer who has no network knowledge and buys some internet connected crap....

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Don't panic, but a 'computer error' cut the brakes on a San Francisco bus this week

petur

Don't step in an airbus then. Or in several modern cars.

Drive/fly by wire is not new, you know?

What is happening here, however, is just plain bad design. Having a critical system with single point of failure. <- period there

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Swansong for Rosetta as it lands on the duck-shaped comet

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Pint

Re: So...

Assuming you didn't copy your joke from http://xkcd.com/1740/ ...

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M.2 SSD drive format is under-rated. So why no enterprise arrays?

petur

Re: But why're they all so small?

And then there are M.2 modules that talk SATA and others that talk PCIe, so make sure you check what both sides are capable of.

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petur
Flame

Re: Samsung drives?

While meant as a joke, your comment is actually not far from reality.

Just scrap Samsung and flames, but these M.2 modules do get hot and cooling them is not always that easy.

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Google's Allo chat app hits a downside to AI: Bot must hoard private messages to train itself

petur

Re: No news...

So... actually making my point and still downvoting...

I can use Hangouts on multiple devices, so I don't see why Allo is any worse.

Still need to check how the whatsapp desktop API does it. Wouldn't surprise me if they knew the key too.

In fact, most chat systems have encryption to the server - Signal being the odd one out

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petur

No news...

Why single out Allo?

Any chat system that allows to operate on multiple devices (in sync, with history) is storing the data on a server....

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Pump-priming the new ampere: NIST works to count electrons in silicon

petur

Re: Down for the count

"First find your infinitely long wire. Then find another."

nah, just cut the first infinitely long wire you found in two

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Perlan 2: The glider that will slip the surly bonds of Earth – and touch the edge of space

petur

Re: perlan

Eh no, I was refering to the massive hot water storage tanks in Reykjavik, called.... Perlan

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Joke

perlan

phew... for a moment I thought they were going to launch a few massive hot water tanks into space

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Classic Shell, Audacity downloads infected with retro MBR nuke nasty

petur

more info

http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6441

and to help fix it

http://www.classicshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6440

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Here WeGo! Google Maps rival drops Maps branding

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THERE

If focus is on routing and destinations, maybe they should have re-branded to THERE

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Tesla's splitting with sensor supplier

petur

Re: Getting Distracted

Why should one exclude the other?

I think all the extra's come from the fact that it can be done on the platform.

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Dear Tesla, stop calling it autopilot – and drivers are not your guinea pigs

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Re: What a stupid fucking statistic

Your argument makes absolutely no sense.

If you have seen any video on how users are using AutoPilot, you would see that it is being used a lot in circumstances Tesla does not condemn. Maybe get informed before blurting out your venom.

I find it amazing how little accidents have happened *despite* how users use it, far away from the easy, safe highway with simple lanes, etc...

That said, Tesla should invest even more time and energy in informing the users on the limits of the system since there are plenty of daredevils who want to find the outer edge of its limitations...

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Revolutionary Brit-made SABRE hybrid rocket engine to burn in 2020

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Boffin

mandatory EU/ESA link

http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Welcome_to_ESA/ESA_and_the_EU

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Android Nougat may contain traces of NOT for users of custom CAs

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TL;DR

Does that mean that user-installed CA's are out of the window?

Currently I have my own CA to sign certificates for various home systems and I'd hate giving up that simplicity...

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Blighty's EU science funding will remain unchanged until new PM triggers Article 50

petur

@Dummy00001 thanks a lot for that link, I wasn't aware of the Swiss being kicked out completely in 2017

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Tech firms reel from Leave's Brexit win

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Facepalm

Re: There goes the EU data Safe Harbor business

"So... no choice but to move. Ireland? Germany? Sigh."

Come to Belgium. We already have Google so it must be good for privacy ?

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Meh

Re: " with a third of its staff in the UK from overseas"

I'm not sure that 'cheap' is the point for R&D. More 'competent'.

I wouldn't be surprised that some of these companies just close doors and relocate, or reduce the office to a mere 'presence'.

And for cheap hires, I'd say the reason to relocate to the EU is even stronger...

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Telia engineer error to blame for massive net outage

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Meh

phew

I had just installed a new router this weekend and I was beginning to fear I configured something wrong when connectivity was showing issues.

Adn now I also know our ISP uses Telia....

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How's your driving, Elon? Musk tweets that Tesla Model S 'floats'

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Incomplete article

Shame El Reg didn't include the start of this conversation:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/744549842496655360

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E-books the same as printed ones, says top Euro court egghead

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Coat

18 languages but not English

"Szpunar's opinion – which is available in 18 languages but not English yet"

I guess they're saving money and betting the English translation will soon not be needed

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Energy companies aren't going to slurp your personal data. Honest

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filter

surely its comms can be 'filtered'? tinfoil and ferrite to the rescue?

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Lester Haines: RIP

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WTF?

RIP Lester

sad news :/

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Twitter: Don't know where hackers got those logins but it wasn't from us

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Coat

9-11-1961

A lot of idiots were born that day?

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Norway might insist on zero-emission vehicles by 2025

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What about oil production?

If they care about it so much, why are they still a big oil exporter?

Granted, production is going down recent years but if you want to ban diesel/gas, you should also stop pumping it up?

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Software snafu let EU citizens get referendum vote, says Electoral Commission

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Stop

damn

I would have loved to vote GB out.... if GB stays, it'll be the same or worse PITA than it is now already.

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NASA: We'll try again in the morning after friction ruins engorgement

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Done

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2016/05/28/beam-fully-expanded-and-pressurized/

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Peer tables motion to kill vaping rules

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madness

Ignoring the facts that e-cigarettes are almost as bad as the real thing...

IMHO, switching to e-cig is not quitting, it is just giving yourself the good feeling you quit without quitting. Like switching from regular coke to diet coke, you didn't actually change or make an effort.

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Super-slow RAID rebuilds: Gone in a flash?

petur
Mushroom

Re: Epic Math fail

72000/80 is 9000?

Who's the epic math fail?

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Windows 10 build 14342: No more friendly Wi-Fi sharing

petur

Re: symlink support for Linux subsystem

No, not vista onwards... I remember using it on NT. Might explain why I mentioned sysinternals because back then there were no other cmd line tools buildin

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Meh

Re: symlink support for Linux subsystem

The weird thing is that NTFS has always had support for links, but they never did anything with it (in fact, I think the only tools that allowed you to work on them were from sysinternals)

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Dutch PGP-encrypted comms network ‘abused by crooks’ is busted

petur
Facepalm

Weapons are used by criminals!

Let's shut those factories down too

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GoDaddy CTO quits

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Devil

Right on schedule

Given her past job changes...

I hate that type of managers

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Admin fishes dirty office chat from mistyped-email bin and then ...?

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Make them doubt forever

Send a global email that you've set up a system to catch mail errors, and if somebody has mail missing they can contact you to have a look for it...

Leaves them wondering if the mail is in there and if you saw it ;)

They'll switch to private mail the same day...

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You won't believe this, but… nothing useful found on Farook iPhone

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Coat

maybe he didn't destroy the work phone because they have a tough sysadmin?

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