* 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.

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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 :)

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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

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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"...

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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 ;)

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Facebook turns tables on profile stalkers with News Feed tweak

TheMidnighToker

> Mark Zuckerberg's content-free ad-network

FTFY....

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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...

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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 :(

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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.

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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 :)

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail on Blu-ray

TheMidnighToker

Re: Weighs more than a Duck

DVDs and ducks are made of wood?

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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.

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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. :)

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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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