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85 posts • joined 22 Jun 2012


Runaway Latvian drone found meditating in tree after shutting down nation's skies


Re: Great

.. or was it Latvian Special Division ?

China successfully launches its biggest-ever space truck to fire up its space station ambitions


China takes the crown in rocket development

um, pardon the pun

Borky shark: A deserted airport and a Raspberry Pi feeling poorly at baggage claim. Welcome to 2020


Best wishes

Best wishes of good health to this vulture and his/her offspring !

( and for the rest of the vultures , as well )

HMD Global pokes head out of quarantine to show off 3 new Nokia mobiles



Am I the only one to be appalled by use of ROM acronym meaning storage ?

When I was younger ROM stood for Read-Only Memory .

Did it change in the meantime ?

Take DOS, stir in some Netware, add a bit of Windows and... it's ALIIIIVE!



Bollox! NT4 could EASILY run on 8MB RAM ;-)

VMware warning, OpenBSD gimme-root hole again, telco hit with GDPR fine, Ring camera hijackings, and more



Samaritan is watching ... :-/

Disgraced ex-Kaspersky guy made me do it, says bloke in Russian court on hacking charges


Re: Kaspersky blackmailed hacker?

Please , don't let the facts ruin useful narrative


Nice gentlemen

I believe both od them

El Reg sits down to code with .NET for Linux and MySQL, hitting some bumps along the way


Re: Production .Net Core is pretty good

Thanks for valuable and informative comment !

Revealed: Milky Way's shocking cannibalistic dark past – it gobbled a whole dwarf eons ago


A s s h o l e !

;-) xd


Re: Why are there 3 dimensions?

Verily , you ARE a Mystic Megabyte !

Dear chip designers: It will no longer cost you an Arm and a leg to use these CPU cores (well, not at first, anyway...)



Also now MIPS architecture is completely free ..

Engineer found guilty of smuggling military-grade chips from the US to China


Re: Totally NOT spying!

self guided air-to-air microwave ovens ...

'I do not wish to surrender' Julian Assange tells court over US extradition bid


Re: The USA wants Assange for what he did

The difference between 'justice' and 'American Justice' is akin to the difference between 'chair' and 'electric chair' .. ?

MongoDB turns on, tunes in, drops ACID and goes mobile


Re: Don't need transactions?

They could call it a New Object-oriented Structured Query Language, to save face ...

Have to use SMB 1.0? Windows 10 April 2018 Update says NO


Re: So for a while now...

Yeah, because Linux' kernel panics are so much more useful than Windows BSODs , riiight ..

( perhaps at least are more bombastic than BSODs ? The ones I saw weren't though ..)


If these ARE impossible to DO in LINUX

..then STOP doing THEM, b'cause they're WRONG :-P

Yay, you've won your Fitbit lawsuit, folks. But, lawyers, about those filet mignon expenses...


Re: 'Plenty of notices'

Yeah, I don't like it

AI racks up insane high scores after finding bug in ancient video game


Re: "Chrabaszcz"

Amusingly , "chrabaszcz" means "Beetle" in Polish,and beetle IS a bug , right ? Pozdrowienia z Polski :-)

Tor pedo's torpedo torpedoed: FBI spyware crossed the line but was in good faith, say judges


Re: Given an IP address can be spoofed by a printer theses days you'd better be careful about that

I believe they used obtained IP not as a proof of illegal activities , but to obtain a physical address of a suspect to raid his home and THEN try to gather evidence ( computer, pendrives , DVDs etc )

Flappy Friday for Stack Overflow as outage woes run on


Total Inability To

Save Uneducated Programmers .... :-P

Funnily enough, when Qualcomm's licensees stop sending in their royalty checks, profits start going south


Re: Ah, the precious IP

They are both thugs. Make no mistake ...

Koh-no! Silicon Lucy blocks Qualcomm from wriggling out of FTC's chip monopoly trial


poor Apple !

How I totally feel for them !

Intel gives Xeon a makeover to bring us colour-coded clouds


Wot, no rose gold ?

I am not buying any of those , then ;-)

Why do GUIs jump around like a demented terrier while starting up? Am I on my own?


Re: Bad HTML coding

Nah, just shut them



You're not alone. I f*ck hate that too .. at least there's two of us

Put down the coffee, stop slacking your app chaps or whatever – and patch Wordpress


Again ?!

oh boy

Chinese pirates are facing lifelong 'social credit' downgrade


Re: Mixed bag of emotions right now

Oh, no worries here.

I think they will only care about domestic Chinese IP rights, while freely allowing stealing Western IP ...

TV anchor says live on-air 'Alexa, order me a dollhouse' – guess what happens next


Re: All we need now is...

"Sorry, I can't do that , Dave"

Remember that amazing video of the whale leaping out the gym floor and splashing down? Yeah, it was BS


Re: Now, let's talk about the EM Drive...

Now that you mentioned EM Drive ...


Radio glitch as Schiaparelli lander probe splits from ExoMars mothership


Wonder what distro it is ....

.. on the photo

Window manager looks like Mate to my (admittedly untrained) eye ....

Nokia crawls towards comeback with new phones announcement



They could do it and _promise_ 5 years of updates.

But even if they will promise it , don't believe . Not going to happen in reality.

Hackers brew Intel chip defence kit to neuter budding exploits


"cross-platform" as in "Windows & Linux " ?

btw. I wonder if AMD is better than Intel in that regard ?

Perhaps , this could be the edge for AMD over Intel ?

Nine of the world’s fastest GPU supercomputers


I like porn

this kind of porn

Sweden releases human genome under Creative Commons licence


What now ? Forks and distros ?

NASA preps lobotomy for Opportunity rover to cure amnesia


Go, Oppy ! :-)

128-bit crypto scheme allegedly cracked in two hours


I wonder who promoted this encryption standards ?

The agency with three letter acronym , starting with letter N ?

Super-heavy element 117 DOES exist – albeit briefly. Got any berkelium handy?


Isn't it Elerium ?

Google in NOT EVIL shocker: Bins student email ad scanning


Re: @Uncle Ron - Targeted Advertising?

Well, 99% of people are in Ron's position , me included .

Like it or not , no one gives a d.a.m.n about our small dirty secrets, so small they are...

The rest of us can shell out 5 USD per month , for paid-for mail account..

( Sigh )

Furious MyCloud users descend on WD website as borkage continues


For the record, if I were to buy a spinning harddrive today , that would certainly be a WD.

Say whatever you want, but compared to Seagate , WD drives are .. what's the best word ... decent.

Seagate is abysmal.

Who else is left ? Toshiba, I guess.

I don't know anything about Toshiba drives, since they are rare and pricier here .

I must say I am happy with WD support too.

They were helpful replacing my dead My Book Live unit for free and allowed me to restore the data myself without voiding warranty.

For me it was rare example of pro-consumer and friendly treatment.

Just for a little more balanced view ;-)


So did they do one of the following things few months earlier :

1. Outsource some team's work to save 50K $ per year ?

2. Purge some staff based on their anti-gay-marriage donations and/or private comments ?

If so, then I am not surprised.

I QUIT: Mozilla's anti-gay-marriage Brendan Eich leaps out of door


Re: Free speech for all

so , by extension, many of us here should exercise our rights and stop using firefox ?

that's pure madness ..


Suddenly world became a sadder place :-(

It all smells Soviet times.

Stepped down voluntarily .. yeah, right

Just like in a joke about Mayakovski's famous last words before his suicide.

"Please don't shoot Camrades"

Suddenly his private opinion on unrelated matter means more than his invention of javascript.

Sad, really ..

Spooks vs boffins: MIT bods say they've created PRISM-proof encryption


It will be a great solution , until ...

It will be a great solution until boffins from MIT get a huge grant from NSA ...

(hint: RSA )

Android update process gives malware a leg-up to evil: Indiana U


Re: @the Anonymous Swiss Cheese connaisseur

We all should face a fact that Android is the new Windows.

It's not the OS's fault (mostly). It's the openness and ubiquity.

All OS-es are exploitable and the ones with >70% market share are a desired target.

Android security is mostly smoke and mirrors.

Most Android phones and tablets are vulnerable from day 1 , because they come with older Android versions for which exploits exist.

It is a fact of life and one should simply acknowledge it and plan accordingly.

Do you _really_ need all those games and bells and whistles ?

Maybe paying 1$ for official version of some app is not that stupid when cracked versions exist ?

Hint: crackers also have to earn money to make ends meet.

Example: I bought a new Samsung Galaxy Chat recently. It comes with Android 4.1 .

Is this a safe Android version ? Don't think so.

Sadly no official upgrade exists and I will not install anything unofficial , so I am stuck.

Delhi police forget passwords to corruption portal, ignore 600 crimes


All outstanding complaints were resolved swiftly

UPDATE Complaints SET Status='Resolved'

Phew, they are quick ..

Judge: Google owes patent troll a 1.36% cut of AdWords' BEELLIONS



This can only mean one thing - more Ads on Youtube to cover the cost :-/

IBM's Watson-as-a-cloud: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's another mainframe


Re: The ultimate jeopardy answer to life the universe and everything.

seven times eight is 56.

That was easy.

Horny lovers FOSSILISED in steamy RUMPY-PUMPY session 156m yrs ago


Thank you El Reg ..

RUMPY-PUMPY .. with you I learn new bits of English every day !

Oracle brass past and present tapped for Microsoft CEO - report


How about Leo Apotheker ?

He would fit nicely with today's Microsoft corporate culture ...



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