* Posts by jbuk1

107 posts • joined 3 Nov 2011

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The age of six-monthly Windows Server updates starts … now!

jbuk1

Re: I'm still indifferent...

I don't know of any Linux distributions which have only 6 months between releases regardless of LTS or not.

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ASUS smoking hashes with 19-GPU, 24,000-core motherboard

jbuk1

Re: @John Smith So it's got 19 mother board slots.

It will be on riser boards or cables. There won't be any "slots"

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Look who's joined the anti-encryption posse: Germany, come on down

jbuk1

"We can't allow there to be areas that are practically outside the law."

So whispering to be banned too?

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Intel to Qualcomm and Microsoft: Nice x86 emulation you've got there, shame if it got sued into oblivion

jbuk1

I don't think I've seen many windows apps which aren't released in 32 and 64 bit flavours for a long time.

(Yes I know MS still recommend you install the 32 bit version of office. Or at least did last time I checked)

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jbuk1

Wasn't the x64 instruction set created by AMD so why not use that rather then the old and redundant x86 instruction set or am I getting the wrong end of the stick here?

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DeX Station: Samsung's Windows-killer is ready for prime time

jbuk1

I have an app on my iPad which does just that.

It's called Duet display.

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You only need 60 bytes to hose Linux's rpcbind

jbuk1

Re: Mac

Cheers, I hadn't realised they shared the same code.

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jbuk1

I've just checked a 10.12 machine at work with smb and afs sharing enabled and connected to windows domain.

Sudo netstat -l shows no rpc service bound to any tcp/ip port.

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jbuk1

Re: Mac

Firstly the BSD implementation will be different from Linux so it's unlikely the same bug is present.

Secondly OSX has the firewall on by default and I suspect (and will confirm later) that rpcbind is not exposed through the firewall unless you enable sharing of NFS from the sharing control panel so none issue.

Personally I use PF on mine with a very tight firewall rule set.

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Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs

jbuk1

Re: So? - Addendum

In my experience you'll have more luck on Linux with the dodggy Chinese webcam then you will on a recent Windows machine with driver signing turned on.

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As of today, iThings are even harder for police to probe

jbuk1

Re: Why not ZFS?

ZFS is released on a CDDL licence.

What exactly could Oracle get sniffy about?

"Derived from the Mozilla Public License 1.1,[5] the CDDL tries to address some of the problems of the MPL.[6] Like the MPL, the CDDL is a weak copyleft license in-between GPL license and BSD/MIT permissive licenses, requiring only source code files under CDDL to remain under CDDL. Unlike strong copyleft licenses like the GPL, mixing of CDDL licensed source code files with source code files under other licenses is permitted without relicensing. The resulting compiled software product ("binary") can be licensed and sold under a different license, as long as the source code is still available under CDDL, which should enable more commercial business cases, according to Sun.[6][7][8] Like the MPL the CDDL includes a patent grant to the licensee from all contributors ("patent peace")."

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Linus Torvalds lashes devs who 'screw all the rules and processes' and send him 'crap'

jbuk1

Re: "Does the chip vendor publish enough to let someone write a driver?"

"No, you're an idiot - because you like to offend people who have a different opinion than yours - or better, Stallman ideology you all worship.

Yes, the OP was complaining about the not working wifi, and the answer was complaining of the lack of published specs to write open source drivers. So my answer stands: why they should publish their IP for free? Because of course even binary drivers are evil in Stallman "paradise", right? So, who looks stupid? Maybe those who prefer not to have drivers because they're not open code based on open specs?"

No, it's definitely still you who looks stupid.

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Uber: Please don't give our London drivers English tests. You can work out the reason why

jbuk1

Exactly.

It's one straight road.

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Two new Raspberry Pi models emerge steaming from the oven

jbuk1

Re: Thermals

I bought an orange pi (still in the post from China) but from all I've read I'm wishing I hadn't.

Sounds like still very flakey support in the mainline kernel so most are using hacked 3.something kernel.

Also, although it has twice as much ram as a pi 3, it uses, as you mention a cortex a7 to the pi3's cortex a53 which from all I can tell absolutely smacks the little a7 to pieces.

You've quoted the lie the xulong keep repeating about the chip being 1.6ghz. It's not.

It's 1.2ghz,

1.6ghz is a factory overclock on their own dodgy linux distribution.

The SATA port sounded like a nice idea for a little file server but the SoC doesn't support SATA so it's just a little USB to SATA bridge built in which apparently performs horribly compared to the ones you' get in your average external USB hard drive.

So worse hardware, more expensive, less software support, mali gfx that will never make it to the kernel.

If I knew what I know now, I wouldn't have bothered ordering one.

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Windows 10: Happy with Anniversary Update?

jbuk1

Re: My colleague's experience

You mean he's forgotten he turned on hidden files in explorer?

Would listen to much of his advice if he thinks the upgrade installer left that there. :-/

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This is how the EU's supreme court is stripping EU citizens of copyright protections

jbuk1

Re: I don't fully understand...

> FB, Flickr, and other services

But all of these services have easy to use controls to specify the target audience so what the heck is your point?

You need to be a geek to choose "friends and family" option when uploading to facebook?

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jbuk1

Re: I don't fully understand...

A URL is not a key so that's a stupid analogy.

Your example would only have some truth if the linked resource was protected by and password and along with the url you also provided the hacked username and password. Even then, this isn't copyright, it's computer misuse.

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Brexit: UK gov would probably lay out tax plans in post-'leave' vote emergency budget

jbuk1

Re: So basically...

Not democratically elected. Like our house of Lords you mean?

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Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY

jbuk1

Re: If proof is needed...

You've not been able to do this since Windows XP due to driver signing and so on.

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VMware flushes Windows vSphere client and Adobe Flash

jbuk1

Re: Hosts?

Presumably the same way you always could via ssh.

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Hold on a sec. When did HDDs get SSD-style workload rate limits?

jbuk1

Re: You can never have too much disk space (or too much memory)

A drive with no moving parts is by far preferable to the alternative in a laptop.

Really not sure why you think SSD's in laptops are a bad idea?

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Apple had more CVEs than any single MS product in 2015, but it doesn't really matter

jbuk1

Re: Analysis

It came out on July the 24th and Windows 10 came out on the 29th so I'm just trying to understand your logic in excluding Windows 10.

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jbuk1

Re: Analysis

>>N.b. I picked Windows 8.1 rather than Windows 10 because the latter doesn't have a full proper >>year,

And how long has Yosemite been out?

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jbuk1

I've just had a look and that link you provided and it is even listing PHP bugs under vendor Apple so I think you might want to look again.

PHP is included in OS X but the same bug was present on all platforms. Should that count as an Apple CVE?

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Dell: How to kill that web security hole we put in your laptops, PCs

jbuk1

Re: SOP when buying new laptop (with Windows, obviously)

Which remote desktop services would that be which are enabled by default or are you making things up?

It's been disabled by default since XP SP2.

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TRANSISTOR-GATE-GATE: Apple admits some iPhone 6Ses crappier than others

jbuk1

Re: So Iphones are really Samsung phones?

Same chip hey? So which Android phone uses the custom designed Apple A9 then?

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You want to DISRUPT my TECH? How about I DISRUPT your FACE?

jbuk1

What's a TNT?

Sorry, I can't search the comments to see if anyone has answered that question as Ctrl+f has been disrupted by my iPad.

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We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror

jbuk1

Re: And there's built-in ADWARE and SPYWARE

You'll be able to turn it off with group policy in the enterprise space. (obviously).

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jbuk1

Windows 8.1 was the release in between so it's par for the course.

Windows 8.1 is the best OS Microsoft have ever made despite what the troglodytes say.

Seriously, who actually uses a start menu when since Xp sp2 it's been easier to hit the windows key and type the first few letters of the app then enter. This hasn't changed in any subsequent OS and it makes me squirm to watch supposed IT people laboriously pour over the menu searching for an icon.

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Call that a mugshot? Aussie model/fugitive asks rozzers for more flattering pic

jbuk1
Black Helicopters

I read that as gestapo. Almost Freudian.

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Holy SSH-it! Microsoft promises secure logins for Windows PowerShell

jbuk1

Re: troll troll troll

1) Powershell already uses forward slashes.

2) Drives can be referenced without drive letters although I give you that they aren't very readable.

i.e. \\?\Volume{ebc79032-5270-11d8-a724-806d6172696f}\

3) You've been able to mount drives as folders anywhere in the directory tree for years.

4) Windows installed in Bootcamp reads HFS+ just fine so drivers are already out there.

5) xming gives you x for windows although I grant you it's not built in.

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It's FREE WINDOWS 10 time: 29 July is D-Day, yells Microsoft

jbuk1

Re: Signed up!

What exactly is wrong with 8.1 and please don't tell the start menu.

What sort of IT professional has even used the start menu since one of the XP updates introduced the ability to search it.

Windows Key + first few characters of program name, enter. Boom. Exactly the same in 8.1, 8, 7, XP SP2.

I can't believe in 2015 people are still slowly navigating through a start menu. Painful.

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RAF radar station crew begs public for cash to buy gaming LAN kit

jbuk1

Re: Re Isolation

midi certainly uses optoisolators on input.

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jbuk1

It appears the kickstarter has been cancelled. I was going to donate too.

Shame.

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NINETY PER CENT of Java black hats migrate to footling Flash

jbuk1

Re: Well that took a long time...

20 years hey?

I'm fairly sure Netscape navigator had no plug in support in 1995.

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Broadband routers: SOHOpeless and vendors don't care

jbuk1

Re: I honestly don't know what to do about this?

IPSec tunnels between all internal machines should stop network snooping from a hacked router but I guess any traffic sent to the gateway (router) would likely need to be in the clear.

Maybe a VPN or tor could be used for all outbound connections.

I've toyed with this sort of idea before but really configuring ipsec for every device new device does become a pain.

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GCHQ: Ensure biz security by STOPPING everyone from TALKING

jbuk1

Re: Ha! We'll see....

" it recruiting the top people when the fact's known."

Well they're hardly the top people if they are a liability are they?

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Honey, I shrunk the Windows footprint

jbuk1

Re: Don't stop there

Any reason you decided on a 4 generation old windows server for your example?

You could have used Windows Server 2012 R2 which also fits on a DVD but isn't 7 years old.

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

jbuk1

Not hard at all with a serial port.

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Elementary, my dear penguin: It's the second beta of Freya

jbuk1

Looks very OS X like to me.

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And the buggiest OS provider award goes to ... APPLE?

jbuk1

Why no Windows Server 2008 r2 or 2012 R2?

They do realise that 2008 and 2008R2 are completely different OS's. One based on Vista and the other on Windows 7.

I hope they're not bundling them both in together as 2008.

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Linux kernel set to get live patching in release 3.20

jbuk1

Re: Useless...

Are we going back more than 15 years here?

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ACHTUNG! Scary Linux system backdoor turns boxes into DDoS droids

jbuk1

Re: @ WylieCoyoteUK: Linux Is Not Windows

All correct apart from the fact that the default config on windows 2012 r2 has file sharing disabled by default and the firewall enabled. Hell it doesn't even come with a GUI by default.

My conclusion is that your post is FUD or you're years behind on your Windows knowledge.

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Jeb Bush, the man who may lead the US in 2016, dumps Floridians' private data on the web

jbuk1

Re: Laziness

Did you contact the ICO?

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Why Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2? Upton: 'I drank the Kool-Aid'

jbuk1

Re: When the music died

Let all forget that Windows 95 still had BASIC installed for command line programming and that you could compile assembler into 16 bit COM files from Debug.

No it had no program ability at all apparently.

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PEAK WINDOWS 7 may well be behind us

jbuk1

Re: Could virtual PCs be a reason?

What's your logic behind that?

People will choose to use an insecure and unsupported OS because it's being virtualized? What?

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

jbuk1

Re: We've just rolled out Windows 7

Or you could have just done a little bit of training within your department to remove your ignorance and configured W8.1 with ClassicShell and some sensible group policies so your users didn't notice any difference like mine haven't.

Carry on blaming everyone else though.

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jbuk1

Re: @ jason 7 Bye Bye MS

Snow leopard from 2009 is dropped already. What are you talking about.

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jbuk1

Re: Excuse me, but I'm SICK of this game

You suspect wrong. I don't what it was doing but "it's not downloading patches before you use it."

Why can't technical people even do a bit of due diligence before making stupid claims based on no knowledge.

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jbuk1

Re: Never forget

That's conclusive Ken.

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