* Posts by wolfetone

1996 posts • joined 6 Aug 2011

Dark times for OmniOS – an Oracle-free open-source Solaris project

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Re: Fêted

Bet you can't wait for tomorrow's new word: Cockwomble.

That's Cockwomble.

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IT error at Great Western Railway charging £10k for 63-mile journey ticket

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Re: Great News!

Guys!

Have you not considered the cost of insurance? That's £4,000 on it's own before you take Petrol, Tax, etc.

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"We welcome readers' suggestions for other ways in which Tauntonians could spend £10,000 to escape the small city."

Buy a Dacia Sandero.

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Kremlin-backed DNC hackers going after French presidential hopeful Macron

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Sorry, one more thing.

Seth Rich. Died after a robbery, yet nothing was taken and the people who did it haven't been found. Funnily enough after he found some things on the DNC servers himself - as he worked for them.

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Two problems with this story.

"The Russian cyberespionage group blamed for the infamous US Democratic National Committee email leak..."

The email accounts of Clinton and Podesta were hosted away from the DNC. They were effectively private email servers. Podesta's being a simple Gmail account, personal to him.

"The group is creating highly sophisticated phishing emails, almost perfectly replicating legitimate URLs and using a technique called "tabnabbing", which swaps inactive open tabs with an illegitimate site."

When Podesta received that email, he forwarded it to his IT guy asking if it was genuine or not. The IT guy, as a typo, replied "It's legitimate". Not "illegitimate" like he meant to. So are the emails still "sophisticated" when they were spotted to be fake?

There's probably more, but that's enough to mark this story as sensationalist nonsense.

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systemd-free Devuan Linux hits version 1.0.0

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Re: Someone should do a Devuan Linux Mint Cinnamon clone.

"(Because unfortunately with the 18.xx versions they went the way of the systemd darkside)."

Well if you choose to sleep with dogs you'll get fleas.

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Patrick Volkerding said in 2012 that Slackware may be forced to use Systemd in the future. Granted, we're 5 years on from that and 14.2 doesn't include it, but that doesn't mean it won't happen.

If Systemd solved a problem and was the obvious better choice compared to Sysvinit then there'd be no issue with adoption. But Systemd doesn't solve any problems, not to any great extent or benefit.

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I've used Debian 8 with SYSTEMD installed on it for a while now, and I'll be honest I don't see any sort of improvement. And I mean that. It's like finding a screw in a bag of spanners trying to do things with it.

I held fire on looking at Devuan until I saw more progress with it. I'm glad it's coming along nicely, and it'll be on my laptop over the course of the May Bank Holiday.

We should be given the choice about whether we want systemv (which just works) or systemd (which will soon have a word processor attached to it). Neither should be forced on us.

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Farewell Unity, you challenged desktop Linux. Oh well, here's Ubuntu 17.04

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"5. ElementaryOS users"

They don't count.

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Re: Fedora ?

I think the comparison was along the lines of it looking like Fedora, rather than acting like Fedora.

Plus the version of GNOME that gets shipped with Fedora will be more akin to the one Ubuntu gets, as the version Debian uses by default tends to be several versions older. That said, there isn't that much of a graphical change to GNOME between Debian's version and Fedora's. I'm not sure there is a difference to be honest.

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Lovely article written by someone who clearly loves GNOME.

</sarcasm>

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China 'hacked' South Korea to wreck Star Wars missile shield

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You know that the CIA have software that can make a hack look like it came from a specific country?

Just a thought.

A tin foil hat icon would be brilliant El Reg by the way.

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Peer pressure, not money, lures youngsters into cybercrime – report

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Re: Talk Talk got off essentially free

Well, no.

The way the CEO and TalkTalk handled the hack affected their business. Not the hack itself.

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In other news

Water still a wet liquid and the Pope still following catholicism.

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'We should have done better' – the feeble words of a CEO caught using real hospital IT in infosec product demos

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Web celeb product whores told to put on the red light – or else

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Re: The answer to "But they must really like the product is"

Or cynicism.

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New MH370 analysis again says we looked in the wrong places

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"Aliens! Lizards!"

Don't be a dick.

The plane turned off transponders, flew on the edge of radar coverage in to the great unknown. Are you and those down voting trying to tell me that identifies with anything other than someone trying to conceal the location or the route the plane took?

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They'll never find that plane, because it was never meant to be found.

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Cuffing Assange a 'priority' for the USA says attorney-general

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Re: Careful people

If you blow the whistle on something, and no one is around to hear it, did you still blow the whistle?

If you didn't see what Snowden, Manning and Seth Rich (RIP) produced via tabloid newspapers (Snowden) or websites like Wikileaks then you wouldn't even know anything took place.

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Careful people

Yes Assange is a bollocks, but people like him let us all know what goes on behind closed doors. Doors we're not meant to know about, yet affect us all.

You arrest him, you make it harder for those who want to whistleblow to do so. Unless, of course, you want to live in La La Land and play with Barney the Dinosaur instead of knowing what's really going on.

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Drunk user blow-dried laptop after dog lifted its leg over the keyboard

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My mom killed my sisters HP laptop once after she knocked her glass of Vodka and Cranberry over the keyboard.

She didn't take a hairdryer to it, she was just more concerned that the Vodka (which was about 3 parts Vodka to 1 part Cranberry) was being enjoyed by the dog who was licking it all up from the floor.

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Can you make a warzone delivery drone? UK.gov wants to give you cash

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Diesel.

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I'm going to make a load of money from developing an EMP system to take down these drones.

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Apple's zippy silicon leaves Android rivals choking on dust

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Confucius say: "Old software runs faster on new hardware."

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Silicon Valley tech CEO admits beating software engineer wife, offered just 13 days in the clink

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Dear America,

There are these things called dictionaries, and they contain words. And with those words a definition is given.

We suggest you purchase one of these books - Oxford or Cambridge Dictionaries will suffice - and look up the word Justice. Because you sure as hell have no f**king idea what it means.

Thanks.

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Game authors demand missing ZX Spectrum reboot royalties

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Re: re sucked

"You should do the marketing for these RCA people!"

Would do a better job than you, he'd get the right company for a start.

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I see a pattern

Anything that has gone wrong with the project is solely the blame of the previous MD. He made the deals, decisions etc, so it's his fault that money hasn't gone to where it should've gone.

Except, he's left the company and agreements have been made. If I left my company and I made a deal with a service provider that deal would still be in place regardless where I am. And he's been gone for over a year, with those agreements in place. So why hasn't the replacement(s) made good on those agreements or sought to re-negotiate?

It strikes me that Levy is a politician in training.

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Ex-West Ham winger charged twice over cybershenanigans

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Re: Ah

"You mean that he recognised that you had laundered a lot of money in order to allow Dagenham and Redbridge to launch a £340,000,000 bid for Messi?"

It just so happened my friend wanted to manage Barcelona at the same time I was playing, and he let me have Messi for £10,000 because my friend fined him 4 weeks wages for no reason.

I wouldn't call it laundering.

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Ah

Explains why he would never sign for me in Football Manager.

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Fixing your oven can cook your computer

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Well if a manufacturer can't produce driers that don't catch fire, and take their sweet time recalling them, then what hope have they got with their website?

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Zuckerberg: Escape from the real world into my goofy make-believe science-fiction fantasy

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Tom from MySpace is well overdue a comeback to kick Zuckboys ass.

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Oh snap! UK Prime Minister Theresa May calls June election

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A pint for calling UKIP's spade a spade.

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"Oh well, if you're citing the Graun, we have to believe you!"

Would you rather I quoted The Daily Fail?

Regardless. Poor is poor is poor. A country as rich as ours shouldn't have poor, or at least should have something in place to give those in that situation the best chance to get out of that situation.

Talk about figures, who qualifies and what doesn't. But answer me this: What is the big problem in giving a child a free school meal? Why is that such an issue when we can give an MP £80,000+ a year (plus expenses that we never see) to tell us - you, me, everybody - that things are getting tight and we can't spend that much on helping those in need?

Why is that a big deal? Why is it a problem?

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https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/16/child-poverty-in-uk-at-highest-level-since-2010-official-figures-show

I do apologise. It was 4 million not 5 million.

I guess that's alright then?

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The UK is one of the richest countries in the world.

The UK continues to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia.

It's health service has seen year-on-year cuts to it's services, resulting in catastrophic waiting times and delays in the winter we've just had.

There have been cuts and after cuts after cuts to disability benefits for those who can't physically work.

Councils are cutting social services as well as public amenities due to savage cuts set by the Government.

More than 5,000,000 children are in poverty.

I bolded the last one because it really is a WTF moment. We have all this money we can pump in to our "defence" forces to attack other countries. We have all this money that allows us to create sweetheart deals for individual councils while other councils suffer cuts. We have all this money to give MP's yet another rise in their take home pay.

But we can't give a child one free cooked meal at school a day. How's that for nearly 10 years of Conservative policies?

Actually no, sorry. I forgot it's all to tackle the deficit. The deficit that the nurses, the children who weren't even born at the time of the financial crisis, the disabled, Joe Soap who works 40 hours a week to make ends meet caused. They all caused it, so they should pay. Those bankers were just in the wrong place at the wrong time, but I'm glad that we bailed them out after their gambles didn't pay off.

I wish the tax payer would do the same for me when I put £1,000 on a 150/1 shot to win the Grand National, only to end up falling and getting shot.

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NASA agent faces heat for 'degrading' moon rock sting during which grandmother wet herself

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It's a joke considering NASA don't even know where all of the moon rocks they collected have ended up.

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ZX Spectrum reboot project's Great Ormond Street charity cash questions

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Silence is deafening

"We asked if this meant that rights-holders agreed to delete the clause guaranteeing charitable donations to Great Ormond Street. Levy did not respond."

Because if he says "yes" he could be a liar, if he says "no" then he could still be a liar.

There are 10 day old fish carcasses that don't smell as bad as the Vega saga.

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Free health apps laugh in the face of privacy, sell your wheezing data

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"Makes you wonder how they got onto the Play store in the first place. "

You assume they check these things. But they don't.

I submitted an app to the Play store and the App store and - by pure accident - the app was broken. (I uploaded the wrong version). But they happily accepted it and it was published.

Whats more, when I updated it with the working app you still needed a username and password to access it. So if you didn't have the credentials, all you could do was open it, see a splash screen, and see a form.

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Boss swore by 'For Dummies' book about an OS his org didn't run

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The fish bowl wasn't big enough for the keys.

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"Are you suggesting he's buried several wives?"

He's suggesting I may keep other wives "entertained" while their husbands are out...

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Excuse me, but what am I going to do on Friday when I can't read On Call at home?

Talk to the wife? Pah!

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Half-baked security: Hackers can hijack your smart Aga oven 'with a text message'

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Re: Doh!

Maybe, Dough?

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Official science we knew all along: Facebook makes you sad :-(

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"Hardly against "societal norms" these days!"

True. I mean, people actually go on MTV these days and let their friend tattoo them without even seeing the design until it's finished.

Think I'm joking? I wish I was - clicky.

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Oh I know. But different strokes for different folks, I find tattoo's a turn off. I can't help that, that's how I am. It wasn't so much judging her for deciding to do that, it was more about how I had built up (like every teenage boy does) ideas and what she would look like without all the clothes on, and the reality didn't match to the dream.

And to be honest out of all the lads I knew and hung round with, they never saw the attraction with her. I did, and she's lovely, but not for me.

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Facebook made me sad once when I was friends with a girl from school who I fancied. Fancied her from year 7 till I left after sixth form, and kept in touch.

One day, about 2 years after sixth form (so she's 20 at this point, as am I at same said point), she puts photos of her holiday in the Dominican Republic, and she's there in a bikini. Be still my beating heart, years of teenage wanton lust comes flooding back and I do what any lad would do, and I click the images.

The dream was ruined. Turns out she had a horrible, horrible tattoo that ran from her inner thigh all the way around her bum, back to her torso and up to her chest. Ruined whatever fantasies I had built up in my head over those 5 years.

On the day J.Giels passed away, I think it's apt to play this and this.

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MPs worried Brexit vote website wobble caused by foreign hackers

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Were the Russian foreign hackers also responsible for the DVLA and HMRC websites crashing when most of the country were trying to tax their car and pay their taxes?

At least in a post-EU Britain there will be a lot of straws to hold on to, if this story is anything to go by.

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Hasta la Windows Vista, baby! It's now officially dead – good riddance

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I remember trying out Longhorn when it was released, and couldn't get over how - from the start - it used over 1GB doing nothing. When Vista came out, this didn't improve.

The UAC was - and still is - painful to use. I know Linux uses the same sort of confirmation but it was/is far less annoying than it was on Vista. No idea why that was, maybe it's because for every little thing I needed to put on there it needed to be clicked. Whereas Linux it'd ask me once and let me carry on for a little while.

But it won't be missed. The only one worried about today is Windows 8. The clock on the wall is going tick tock for you my friend.

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As you stare at the dead British Airways website, remember the hundreds of tech staff it laid off

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Imagine the real carnage if the Ryanair website went down.

"WHAT DO YOU MEAN I HAVE TO PAY MORE TO BOOK IN PROPERLY?! YOUR WEBSITE IS DOWN! I CAN'T CHECK IN TO MY FLIGHT TO BENADORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRM"

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Toshiba conglomerate: Can we keep going? We don't know

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Re: I wonder

"Their GDP will be hit by a two-year equivalent collapse in a single swipe. And the effect will ripple across the world, as so many products depend upon Toshiba memory and other semiconductors"

Finally, the push to start the dominoes falling.

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Re: 'Ullo John! Gotta New Motor?

Impossible.

He never mentioned Azerbaijan, ergo, not Alexei Sayle.

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