* Posts by teknopaul

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Azure Dev Spaces has hit public preview, so El Reg took it for a spin

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Re: Docker for Windows - bit of a fail

Tell pro/enterprise === dev to Linus or KnR or RiscV peeps.

What does the B in BSD stand for?

This is exactly why Microsoft's recent claimed love for open source should be taken with tablespoon of salt.

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Google’s Android Emulator gains AMD and Hyper-V support

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docker relatrd?

Microsoft did a clasic embrace extend and f you, with docker on hyper-v imho.

Install it, and all your vbox virtualization breaks.

Not surprised it was much demanded to run Docker and android vm on the same pc. Wonder why peeps bother with Docker on hyperv tho when you know your being microshafted in the long run.

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Tired sysadmin plugged cable into wrong port, unleashed a 'virus'

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Re: Beware Manglement with DHCP laptops

What year was this?

I cant imagine working at a place without dhcp where you could not start work until an IT turned up.

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Pi-lovers? There are two fresh OSes for your tiny computers to gobble

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noob boot

Not sure i like the idea of a pointy clicky initial boot process. My raspberry pis dont have keyboards or a mice. I do hope they have considered those of us that leave our pies in the attic.

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Oracle Linux now supported on 64-bit Armv8 processors

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Re: Don't trust it.

AFAIK "oracle linux 7 u 4" is rebranded redhat EL 7u4. Without support from redhat who build all the rpms but you pay for support to Oracle.

Presumably oracle remove MariaDB and insert mysql since they inherited the brandname from Sun for mysql but dont develop it.

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Microsoft Azure Europe embraced the other GDPR: Generally Down, Possibly Recovering

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Re: MTBF vs Blast Radius

Where I work we have never had five hours of down time ever.

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Budget Surface 'spotted' in Microsoft's crystal ball

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Re: RT reborn?

After years of reading paper magazines with that anoying curvy dip in the middle of the two pages... Apple produce an electronic magazine that has a flat screen.

Microsoft years later patent the electronic magazine reunited with annoying unreadable bit in the middle.

Seems likely they will be ahead in this segment until Apple's notch reaches the bottom of the screen.

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Facebook tells users to report crappy customer service from advertisers

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Re: Delete themselves

Word. Facebook is the epitome of a faceless corp that refuses any contact from consumers.

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Devuan ships second stable cut of its systemd-free Linux

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systemd free Ubuntu

I'm running a full Ubuntu server OS without systemd.

Install Ubuntu into an lxc container then rm /sbin/init and symlink it to your init system of choice.

So far works fine for all my servers, rsyslog, sshd, nginx, ngircd, xtomp, ii, cron none of which depend on systemd even if they come with systemd boot scripts in ubuntu.

Systemd is installed but not one service is started.

Clearly you have to do your own resolv.conf and boot scripts for your init system. In my case this is oneliners in /etc/rc.local

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US govt mulls snatching back full control of the internet's domain name and IP address admin

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Kill Whois and go back to having meetings.

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Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion

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Re: How can it possibly be worth that much?

git != github.

github gave us the pull-request, git cli will print something to stdout but github makes the whole process pointy clicky. They made the fork / edit / pull request thing possible from a person without commit rights to your project. This is a key feature, gitlab have it too now, neither are trivial to setup and manage. Github then wraps a social media thing around contributions, its far more than a repository.

If you install github locally or an opensource alternative you don't get "enough eyeballs" on your code. Microsoft is buying the ruby code and the eyeballs.

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Re: How can it possibly be worth that much?

I think those are revenue figures, not profit. Microsoft is assuming a lot of growth.

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Loose .zips sink chips: How poisoned archives can hack your computer

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Re: xz and bzip2...

good point, how could xz be subject to path based bugs? perhaps one for tips & corrections?

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Nadella tells worried GitHub devs: Judge us by our actions

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Linux

A couple of clicks in gitlab and

for config in $(ls ./*/.git/config); do sed -i 's/github/gitlab/g' $config; done

and I've no problem with this anymore.

Migration was trivial today, I'm sure if you wait a year or so it will get harder.

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Ex-US pres Bill Clinton has written a cyber-attack pulp thriller. With James Patterson. Really

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Ex-Pres writes book on "cyber", wheres the tech angle?

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'Tesco probably knows more about me than GCHQ': Infosec boffins on surveillance capitalism

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Re: They does

Quite hard to hide the fact that you are pregnant for seven years.

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You have suffered without red-headed emoji for too long. That changes Tuesday

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Re: I demand moustaches and beards!

Go old school

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'Moore's Revenge' is upon us and will make the world weird

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In sailing you always keep course and one predefined party averts collision. Entering motorways works the same way. Problem with walking is we have not decided who moves. We have decided which side to cross which will usually suffice. Occasionally you do a little hopscotch with peeps that have forgotten the rules.

Its interesting how one person's logical thought process produces different results to another.

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Re: A chip in everything...

I presume you mean AND can be usable without connectivity.

5 years is nothing like the acceptable lifetime of a TV or fridge, imho.

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That'll be spain. If you hear someone say in english, in an exaggerated Spanish accent "eespain is edifferent". It means things are a bit broken round here get used to it. Relax.

We are well prepared for IoT.

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Intel teases Optane DIMMS, but you may need a new Xeon first

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Re: more info needed

Agreed.

Not much of an announcement.

Its like saying someone will produce cheaper faster SDs.

That will work on some computers.

Someday.

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OnePlus 6: Perfect porridge? One has to make a smartphone that's juuuust right

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how to distinguish a phone

Headphone jack. Thats also a line out.

Audio line in. As well as mic.

Mini HDMI to connect to projectors and TVs.

Sd card.

Multi-size sim socket.

An old type usb. With Otg.

_and_ second new type usb c.

Wireless n Bluetooth etc.

A popout RJ45.

A popout 4P4C to use a landline with contacts from the phone. Or dial up modem.

Save money for all these connectors by _not_ bundling another set of buds or charger or usb cable, which are connectors which we all have too many of by now.

A mobile phone like that would be a ninja communication device. Instead of a shopping channel.

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Git security vulnerability could lead to an attack of the (repo) clones

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bit meh

What you gonna do with that code apart from compiling it and running it?

You have to trust the repo.

It like saying you have a remote exec but you have to download and run a malicious executable.

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America's comms watchdog takes on the internet era's real criminals: Pirate pastors

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Re: Basic Requirement

Whateva. But UK garage!

There is nothing important on legal fm radio these days.

However pirate radio has spawned a fair few important cultural revolutions.

I'm feeling radical because a policeman just flicked fag ash on my work trousers.

Grrr.

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Trump’s new ZTE tweet trumps old ZTE tweets that trumped his first ZTE tweet

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Re: Tips and corrections:

Tip and correction here: its actually not easier to use that link since its a mailto: link that breaks on my phone which haa no email configured and I had to F12 the page on a desktop PC to submit a typo. Bit of a palavour.

Link to a web form would be better. IMHO

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Epyc fail? We can defeat AMD's virtual machine encryption, say boffins

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Re: Publishing microcode ? What are you smoking ?

This reads like a rant about c sourcecode in 1980.

Given enogh eyes all bugs are shallow even applys to hardware.

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Xiaomi the way: Hyped Chinese giant begins its battle for Britain

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Why is 5g going to be a shake up?

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How Google's Smart Compose for Gmail works – and did it fake its robo-caller demo?

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swiftkey

Swiftkey is great for that. However it requires near-human input to come up with something original sounding like cofefe.

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Void Linux gave itself to the void, Korora needs a long siesta – life is hard for small distros

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multibillion

Unless you count Google. Google dont run it but they are very active.

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And THIS is how you do it, Apple: Huawei shames Cupertino with under-glass sensor

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Re: Too good to be true?

Eh? But Huawei phones dont even come with Facebook installed?

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S/MIME artists: EFAIL email app flaws menace PGP-encrypted chats

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Re: Who relies on this stuff?

Most email goes over ssl these days. The message is not encrypted but the transport is.

If you are running a password reset type thing you can insist on it serverside.

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Waymo robo-taxis to accept fares in Arizona in 2018

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Its great that car jacking just became a non-violent crime.

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Windows Notepad fixed after 33 years: Now it finally handles Unix, Mac OS line endings

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Re: relief arrived a long time ago

dir > file.txt

notepad.exe file.txt

Still does not work because the filesystem uses utf8 and notepad.exe is still notepad.

Vim.exe is part of my standard build.

All fixing the \n issue does is remind us how poor windows toolset is.

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Android P to improve users' network privacy

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yey

I had a uni disertaion on "everything in linux is a file, discuss." About the ease on access to the linux system via posix file api.

Kids now will be writing "Google pwnd linux, discuss."

I wonder if chrome still knows your ip and every move?

Do you think Google considers themselves "Advertisers"?

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Twitter: No big deal, but everyone needs to change their password

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I think its fairly common to send "plaintext" over ssl and hash and compare to stored hash during auth.

What would you recommend?

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Huawei P20: Snappish snaps, but for £200 less than Pro, it’s Notch bad

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Re: Huawei's biggest threat? - @DougS

1% with a lot of money does not equate to a market for phones.

Chinas economy is pretty big these days. The phone market was bigger that the US in 2015

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Cookie code compromise caper caught and crumbled

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Nodejs badly needs a standard library.

Trouble is node does not make money and npm corp. (Presumably) does.

Node was built on community engagement via npm so nobody wants a stdlib but still it cant be pit off forever.

Both Debian and Redhat provide curated libraries. That is a good start if you find npm a risk.

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Google will vet political ads to ward off Phantom Menace of fake news

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Its a no news day when the only news is about fake news

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IT systems still in limbo as UK.gov departments await Brexit policy – MPs

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Re: Who smashed up the house?

Maybe they'd do better getting some...

Honestly. Crap racist jokes like this are the _cause_ of your woes.

Replace East-European with black or women in that sentence. reevaluate your "joke" and realise its unacceptable now. And always.

Were it unacceptable two years ago uk would not be where it is now. If you lose your anti-european racism you might be allowed back in one day.

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Re: The Agri & Horticultural Development Board impact study reckons most british farmers..

Sea rape is not a national issue. You cant go it alone on that one. Gonna have to talk to the neighbors im afraid.

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Now that Kubernetes has won, DigitalOcean takes a late dip in K8s

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k8s has won?

Seems k8s == containers these days.

I find lxc much more user friendly for my containerization games.

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DIY device tinkerer iFixit weighs in on 15-month jail term for PC recycler

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How about this for an idea. Anyone that caught trying to sell hardware of software with built-in obscolescence get built-in shorter term for copyright.

Copyright is to protect authors so they _can_ sell their work. If they intend to not sell their works to try to force you to buy their new works then obsolete works should be automatically taken out of copyright.

Something similar is true of trademarks, if you dont activily show you need them you loose them.

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AWS sends noise to Signal: You can't use our servers to beat censors

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Re: Block of flats

The domain name in a tls connection is only exposed if you use sni. Anyone know why they can not just use https without sni? Apple app policy perhaps?

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No top-ups, please, I'm a millennial: Lightweight yoof shunning booze like never before

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Re: IT angle?

Every fucker in the pub has a mobile phone with a hi res. Digital camera

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It's not rocket science! Actually it is, and it's been a busy frickin week

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re: more likely to have been warfare

I believe the oposite...

Taoist alchemists looking for elixir of eternal life.

Per the Tao of Pooh & Te of Piglet. Probably reliable.

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Hotel, motel, Holiday Inn? Doesn't matter – they may need to update their room key software

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All this and "no evidence of the hack being used in the wild." Has that term got some specific legal meaning nowadays?

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That's no moon... er, that's an asteroid. And it'll be your next and final home, spacefarer

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Re: Will our Descendants Feel the Same Way?

Three generations of kids going "are we there yet". Imagine how happy they will be when step out on the cool wet grass of a new planet and can finally have a pee without someone watching.

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Twenty years ago today: Windows 98 crashed live on stage with Bill Gates. Let's watch it again...

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Re: " Still funny, even after all these years"

What do they call the blue screen of cantshutdowndespitegettingonaplane.

I get that pretty much every flight.

I think I prefered bsod.

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Re: " Still funny, even after all these years"

I must have been unlucky.

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