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I am wondering if Munroe got the inspiration from the first "Real Programmers" rant: Real Programmers don't use Pascal
55 posts • joined 17 Mar 2011
Military aircraft without passengers...
And the pilot can bail via eject seat.
So, apples and oranges...
And btw, pilot here as well, but only C-172-size planes.
I had a bunch of people in Brazil using email addresses with my domain name to sign up with Facebook.
There seems to be no way to get FB to cancel these accounts, it is not even possible to report them, and FB doesn't even have an abuse@ email. I had set up a Procmail recipe to forward the stuff to all corporate FB addresses I could find, but nothing changed.
I ended up changing the passwords of these accounts, logged in, and deactivated them. Some tried to change the passwords back, but never got the confirmation email...
Eventually, the idiots stopped.
"They're failing because they don't offer much over the free versions and have behaved like dicks to far too many people, all in the pursuit of cash."
Indeed. That contract with Miramax killed them. It showed that they are happy to screw over other partners. Not a good thing if you want to sign up other companies...
Most ISPs (at least in the US) nowadays support IPv6. Granted, they may just do tunneling, like AT&T's U-Verse does. But still, it gives me an IPv6 address, and browsers and pretty much everything else defaults to that, and connects to an IPv6-enabled server (e.g., Google.)
My own domains are running dual-stack, and have for a couple of years.
Works the same way on Android. In fact, CyanogenMod (an Android derivative) had that before iOS and Android.
In Settings/Apps on Android 6, you can disable permissions for each app.
Google Play Store only has phone and sms permissions on my phone (although I'm not sure why it need to call or send texts...)
Of course, I am running CyanogenMod 13 on my rooted devices.
systemd is evil.
Now that Microsoft has ported their Powershell to Linux, I fully expect systemd to soon require it.
Time to get rid of systemd.
Had somebody edit a Linux config file with a DOS/Windows text editor which put crlf instead of lf in there.
Was rather hard to detect because vim (vi improved, cough) "helpfully" hides control characters, so the file looked ok.
A hexdump finally revealed the problem.
Account inflation. I technically have 3 Yahoo accounts:
- my "normal" account which nowadays only gets spam
- an account from AT&T DSL
- an account from AT&T U-Verse (they were so bad they couldn't reuse the existing account.)
I don't use the AT&T accounts, but every couple of years they send something to the accounts.
"Cannot play video. This video requires Flash. Verify Flash is not disabled or blocked, then reload the page."
A Hallelujah for flash blocker.
Probably only if there is a CyanogenMod version for it.
'debug' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Relying on executing debug commands is not always going to work.
Put it on a server or in the cloud, and send them a link.
Can we get another demon sheep video? That was the best thing of her Senate campaign.
Trying to force updates of Win7, and calling home.
Two deadly sins that killed Win10. The UI was just the cherry on top.
And Verizon Enterprise, the guys who do write these intrusion reports, got hacked themselves, according to krebsonsecurity...
" There's already a tax break for open source coding, anyhow: the more you do it, the less money you bring in, dropping you into lower tax brackets."
You really have no idea how this works, do you?
Do you really think Linus Torvalds, who exclusively works on Open Source, has a low tax bracket???
People nowadays often get paid for developing Open Source software. Or they get hired because of their Open Source contributions. The "doing stuff in the parents' basement" was never really true, and only came from clueless people.
That would be H-1B. An H-2 is for seasonal work, think picking fruit (maybe even apples...)
And these people would not have much problems finding jobs at other tech companies. Having a resume which includes work at Apple is quite a door-opener.
Slackware apparently backported the fix to 2.7.3
MS in particular has a history of demo'ing things that didn't even exist, like some 20 years ago when Go Corp. was threatening to eat their lunch and they created a "demo" which was complete vaporware, but doomed Go.
And BillG getting a BSOD on stage is somewhere on YouTube.
"There's another layer - ANI - used for billing purposes and if stuff is coming in that doesn't match then telcos are in a position to refuse to complete the call on fraud prevention grounds."
To spoof the ANI (Automatic Number Identification), you would have to do some serious hacking, I doubt that these guys knew how to do that.
Caller ID spoofing is trivial with modern VoIP systems.
This article and the one from last year in the "More from the Register" section: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/11/11/tmobile_megahack_cost_experian_20m_with_class_actions_to_come/ have the same picture. Reuse much, eh?
"Back in the day SCO had a Unix version that just worked. At the time any version of Linux only just worked if at all."
Hmm, no. I tried to use SCO Unix back in 1993. In particular, I tried to get gcc compiled on it. It gave me lots and lots of headaches.
Then I discovered Linux, version 0.12. I downloaded the SLS distro. It already had gcc, and the ultimate goal, compiling and running my program (which was running fine on HP-UX, SunOS, Solaris), was done in no time at all.
The tech sites Ars Technica and Wired had extensive coverage, including articles about the two Secret Service agents.
The last article on Ars Technica was just a few days ago:
You guys are a couple of months behind on this.
People like me who root all their Android devices have known this for months.
They only acknowledged what couldn't be denied anymore after the public shaming by the Google engineer.
However, there are more things broken with the OnePlus 2:
The OTG functionality only works with their broken USB Type-C adapter.
That implies that the USB connector in the OnePlus 2 itself is not conforming to the USB spec, and they had "fixed" it by shipping a broken USB adapter.
And they also don't even want to replace the broken cables that they shipped with the OnePlus 2.
They are killing their brand as we speak!
I guess you missed that this wasn't in LA, but in Silly Valley, in Mountain View.
Granted, traffic on El Camino Real there is as bad as any LA traffic... My speeds on LA freeways are often less than 25mph.
Here on the left side of the pond, there was a small computer company called SCO which had huge lawsuits against IBM, Novell, etc. In one of their briefs, IIRC, they claimed that they were surprised by Christmas coming up...
Firefox for Android is a good choice. I rarely use Chrome on Android.
I had to laugh at the "Bank Sparkasse" term. That shows that the writer of the piece at SecurityWeek has never lived in Germany.
Sparkasse is a generic term and means "Savings and Loans". German S&Ls are generally locally-owned organizations loosely organized under an umbrella group.
So, each city has one or more different Sparkasse organizations. There is no one "Bank Sparkasse."
Besides proper backups implement access controls. Most people don't need Admin rights on their work PCs, most people don't need write access to shared directories.
Maybe ACLs see "minority usage."
But the most widely used Linux distribution, Android, uses something even better than Posix ACL, namely SELinux. That makes SELinux very widely used in the *nix world.
SELinux is way more powerful than ACLs, be it the Posix or MS variant.
I can't use Android Pay on my perfectly legitimate Android phone, which is rooted and has AOSP-based CyanogenMod nightly builds on it.
This is Google's app, installed from their Play Store, but it says it can't "verify that your device or the software running on it is Android compatible."
"It still is ad-free, if you know how to configure BIND ....."
Or run an ad-blocker in your browser, which does it for you...
"We support the privacy rights of individuals. But ..."
Translation: They don't support the privacy rights of individuals.
Android is using the libraries provides by the clean-room implementation Apache Harmony. Harmony was never certified as being a Java implementation, mainly because Sun refused to provide them with the official test suite.
Android up to 4.4.4 has been using the Dalvik VM, a clean-room JIT VM not using Java byte code. Android 5.x uses the ART, Android RunTime, which precompiles the Dalvik byte code into native code.
The only way Oracle could win this is if the judge is technically illiterate (which is not uncommon...)
According to KrebsOnSecurity, Costco and Tesco also have shut down their photo sites.
The other PNI customers are doing that soon, I hope.
Yesterday, I noticed an unusually high number of ssh login attempts. This explains it.
And for the root access, what some commenters seem to miss is that it is much easier to do a brute force root login attack from a local account. A properly configured ssh doesn't allow remote root login.
Non-competes are not only "practically unenforceable." They are actually not valid in CA at all (there are a few exceptions.)
Read the article from The Hill that you link to...
AT&T should just increase their data caps than these gimmicks.
Others, like T-Mobile, offer twice the data on LTE (and unlimited 3G after that) for less money.
Doesn't help you if somebody brings in an infected device from home.
On Windows, group policies are just registry keys at specific locations.
If a user has admin rights on his computer, he can of course write the keys manually.
Ahh, the hypocrisy. The US chooses "not to live by the standards of the law" by illegally snooping on its citizens without warrant and with just a secret court's rubber stamp, but other countries better do...
Do as the US says, not as the US does.
Turning the US into a police state will be the lasting legacy of the Obama administration, unless they stop this illegal snooping now.
And CEO Andrew Mason got fired over the bad numbers.
Groupon's dead (actually it was already dead, regardless of the firing of Mason.)
"Actually, in the US, single programmers can not register as a company. For software companies, legally, they have to have at least 3 employees."
I am pretty sure that this is bull.
DO you have a source? From IRS?
I personally know several people who created their one-person software consulting business.
The idiot who flew his plane into the IRS building in Houston had other issues with IRS, like a tax audit...
Slackware 12.2 with KDE 3.5.10.
KDE 4 is the somewhat cartooney stuff.
Lots of people, you included, get confused with the "Metro AG is a cash&carry shop" thing.
They aren't. They started as a cash&carry shop, but nowadays they are the fifth-biggest retailer in the world, and own, besides cash&carry and grocery chains, consumer electronic chains. That's why they likely would have standing.
They apparently were a flavor:
"In the UK in 1981, Hedgehog Foods Ltd decided, as a joke, to produce Hedgehog flavoured crisps (potato chips). To everyone's surprise, the crisps were a huge success.
Hedgehog flavoured crisps were actually flavoured with pork fat and no hedgehogs were used in the manufacturing process."
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