* Posts by xargle

6 posts • joined 30 Nov 2011

You love Systemd – you just don't know it yet, wink Red Hat bods


Re: What's the alternative?

Oracle are out of the running for anything at most organisations due to their licencing chicanery and past record on pretty well everything.

We went with Redhat mostly for QAd & regulated releases and updates. Support never amounted to much (unless you're a blue chip company). The training system was quite useful a few years back for hiring, you at least needed a semblance of a clue for RHCE.


What's the alternative?

The thing is what's the serious non-systemd alternative to use in large scale production that I'll be able to hire people for in the future?

DevOps tools: The beginner's guide to Chef


This is a little thin

Even for a 101. Barely qualifies as a 0.101.

Bin half-baked Raspberry Pi hubs, says Pimoroni: Try our upper-crust kit


Re: The least of its problems

Erm many of your design points don't actually make sense. All ports on one side? Not physically possible without larger board and the intent was to cost reduce. On card flash removes the convenience of being able to just pull & replace the OS without faff. Reset button, header is present in later revisions. User addressable leds? Why waste those GPIOs + add cost? It's trivial to add what you prefer without dictating. Similarly wlan vs ethernet, buy a model A and add wifi dongle. No audio input? Come on.

You're forgetting/ignoring RPi was designed for a specific purpose - not necessarily matching your desires or the feature set of other SBCs. Cheap & educational and easily replaced. It does the trick. If you want "better" there's plenty of alternatives, stuff based on far more powerful ARM cores etc.

O2 leaks 3G users' mobile numbers to every website visited


This doesn't work...

Am on contract and reset phone after setting APN login to bypass.

BUSTED! Secret app on millions of phones logs key taps



Come on reg, this is not proof and the guy is clearly lacking some chops here. Yes it's doing some analysis but at no point is he confirming what/what isn't sent back. He's just blathering on and on about syslog output which means very little - someone's stuck debug call in a keypress handler, that says nothing about the metrics they gather.

The siri hack was how this sort of thing should be done (knobble it via proxy and dump content), this proves nothing but is just a load of half baked arm waving. There isn't even a tcpdump in case the stats submission is unencrypted...

He also refers to this as a rootkit which it categorically isn't.

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