* Posts by TheMidnighToker

14 posts • joined 20 Mar 2012

Facebook supremo Mark Zuckerberg has flunky tell UK MPs: Nope, he's sending someone else

TheMidnighToker

Re: Dell Orange is the new Blag

It's odd and a shame that video seems to have been extremely edited. Look at Mr K Shanmugam speaking at about 2minutes in; they might have just been cropping "umms" and pauses, but the video chops at the end of each of his sentences.

Dell kills botched BIOS update that murdered punters' PCs

TheMidnighToker

Re: Dell Orange is the new Blag

some caps have a K rather than an X - they're my favourite flavour :)

Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

TheMidnighToker

Re: Nahh, the old Star Trek was for nerds...

odd... after seeing that image all I can think about is how much I'd like a Pepsi o_0

Yahoo! Mail! users! change! your! passwords! NOW!

TheMidnighToker

Re: users should never use the same password on multiple sites or services," said Yahoo!

I think the magic technology you're missing out on is called a "Password Manager"...

NSA: It's TRUE, we grab 200 MILLION of your text messages A DAY globally

TheMidnighToker

Re: The Last Secure Option

> Semaphore, that's probably the most secure way to deliver a message

Read Terry Pratchett's Going Postal -clacks and by extension Semaphore are extremely prone to MitM attacks ;)

Facebook turns tables on profile stalkers with News Feed tweak

TheMidnighToker

> Mark Zuckerberg's content-free ad-network

FTFY....

Enjoy the weekend, sysadmins: Next Tues fixes 33 Microsoft bugs

TheMidnighToker
Trollface

Re: Come on wintards get rebooting your servers!

you're right; it's a barbaric idea keeping configs in a form that they can be easily backed up, edited and can even contain comments...

Brits on benefits: 'Dole office site only works on PCs over 10 YEARS OLD'

TheMidnighToker
Facepalm

Re: HMRC

The double auth thing is annoying, but it's nothing compared to actually trying to submit accounts via their C600 interactive PDF nightmare :(

Sony outs Google TV set-top box

TheMidnighToker

strange...

I was just thinking how desperately I wanted a couple of those to bluetooth to my current phone / media-center.

Ten... freeware gems for new PCs

TheMidnighToker

Re: Goodbye Adobe...

foxit seems to have very recently dropped the Ask crapware from the install, so it's probably worth having another look at :)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail on Blu-ray

TheMidnighToker

Re: Weighs more than a Duck

DVDs and ducks are made of wood?

British 4G mobile data rollout 'will mean NO TELLY for 2m homes'

TheMidnighToker
Meh

Re: Wait, What?

I like to believe someone out there is desperately campaigning against the swill of repeats and general low brow-and sensationalist "educational" programming that permeate the airwav---

Sorry, my mistake; we're talking about the broadcast medium.

Windows 8 tablet freezes in Microsoft keynote demo

TheMidnighToker
Linux

Re: So what /should/ have been done?

Ctrl + Alt + F1 can occasionally fail if the application is locking keyboard input.

Alt+SysRq completely rarely never fails though. + REISUB for best results :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key#.E2.80.9CREISUB.E2.80.9D_.E2.80.93_safe_reboot

If you're suffering from anything but a kernel panic then `RE` is usually enough to kill the application and gui allowing you to restart the desktop without having to reboot.

PS> e17 is the only window manager I know of that lets you restart it on segfault without loosing applications / window placement... which I like. :)

TheMidnighToker

Re: So what /should/ have been done?

just to expand you can change the runlevel to not start all services:

http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/5.2/Installation_Guide/s1-grub-runlevels.html

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