* Posts by MyBackDoor

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AWS v Oracle: Mark Hurd schooled on how to run a public cloud that people actually use

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It was a horrible expression of choosing more abstraction is not the way to go with resouce crunching... I was on tbe phone while posting.

Basically everytime something more powerful comes along, people don't want to pay people who know how to use it, they settle for abstraction that is too high. In this particular case, I'm not sure I'm correct... I would delete the post, but I meant it at the time.

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"... toolchain to build and run Go code on the Xilinx UltraScale Plus FPGAs attached to F1 virtual machines. That's much nicer than fooling around with hardware languages to accelerate bits of your codebase in silicon."

Hey, whatever runs up the energy bill. Go green...pfff, just Go. Now if we can read about putting 1000lb anvils on F1's for increased control (of something you're not qualified to control). IKEA standards applied.

Just pay someone who knows more about it than you. Stop pretending and help create jobs that actually have benefits. Cheap breeds cheap.

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Will the MOAB (Mother Of all AdBlockers) finally kill advertising?

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Re: And the choice is ?

The problem is that the younger generations are taking over and they are trained from birth to believe the current model of advertising (see the album cover of Nirvana's Nevermind for a visual). Also, the younger generations that are taking over have no idea how the net used to be before the capitalist march, so they may never know how enjoyable the net can be.

Nobody does anything anymore without money attached. People wonder if machines will take over, but I think they already have.

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Back to the Future 2: Gasp! America's trade watchdog discovers the risks of 'free' movies

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Re: Revealed!

Obvious....mmmm. After downloading 1 piece of malware, it took 4 more to learn the lesson, which is make sure your script writers use games as the base example. Nobody is believing that 5/5 movies install malware. Also vague comments about malware installing ads is like saying "yeh it did sumtin sumtin and nother thingy majig...yeh we conducted a survey...yeh that's what we did."

Two things are certain now: 1. The MPAA needs to update their FUD campaign. 2. The MPAA still corrupts US officials with illegal and/or unethical payouts.

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Windows 10 Creators Update general rollout begins with a privacy dialogue

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Re: Spyware

I know it's naive to ask, but why can't people not use Windows? Obviously I'm not chummy with the conformed mindset that is "enterprise" == Windows, but how many rea$on$ can be left to continue using it?

Microsoft sees Google and Facebook making cash from tooling the NSA's wishes, so Microsoft tools their entire OS to the NSA's wishes, leaving you paying cash to sponsor an increased spy state.

Well Buttercup, as you wish.

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Ubuntu 17.04 beta FACT: It's what's on the inside that matters, not looks

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multi-monitor support forgotten

I guess a new generation took over, one that only uses mobile devices, because Gnome and KDE are both wrecked in terms of multiple monitor support. I really do think it is a new younger generation to blame for this, even win10 is broken in this aspect, so new blood broke this across the board (a true generation bug).

I ran 17.04 for 4 days, then the radeon driver went panicy at boot, again, again, again....so bye to that for now.

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Linux, not Microsoft, the real winner of Windows Server on ARM

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Re: Bit confused

Yeh, the author sounds like a kid, or even a kid 20 years back going on and on how Java is going to cure platform awareness. Besides, when you think about powerhouse data centers, do you think Javascript ("web native")? No, you think about embeding Adobe Flash script in a jvm!

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What a Flake: Congress mulls trashing privacy rules, letting ISPs go to town on your data

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How broken? Our president literally lives in his own tower, towering over the people. Until politicians are flat out murdered, it's same 'ol same 'ol here in the United States of Business.

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AMD does an Italian job on Intel, unveils 32-core, 64-thread 'Naples' CPU

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"El Reg pictures hardly ever add value to the articles. At best its a generic heavily re-used stock picture with no relevance or a one-word match as in this case"

Bullshit. I can state a lot of bias shit that pours off this site, but back off the pics! The pictures here sometime tell the whole story regardless of who wrote it or even where you read it. They are glyphs, which isn't a recent imaginary (or is if you're a rock).

I'd like to see them just post pics and then ask which historical I.T. event it describes. For instance, what 1 pic would describe the entire SCO vs. IBM sun dance?

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$310m AWS S3-izure: Why everyone put their eggs in one region

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Re: "companies should consider building redundancy into their cloud instances "

"...will take out more than one region."

I don't think it would, but all other regions would be dragged down surely. Regardless of either situation, the only feasible fix would be to have a 1:1 backup region configured nearly entirely different on the back end. Maybe not, I really don't know. But obviously Amazon alone can't take care of all your needs, so that dilemma is finally over.

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Amazon's AWS S3 cloud storage evaporates: Top websites, Docker stung

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Re: Cloud selling and Pricing

"Almost Zero regulation"

Almost? Care to list any?

I'd like to see the actual energy bill. Not a percentage estimate of what you save, but a percentage estimate of what Amazon does NOT save. Where's that at, in a NSA vault perhaps?

"...most audited data centres on the planet!"

Audited for what? Do you actually know, honestly know? Do you believe everything you read? Read this: the USA doesn't spy on its citizens.

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Is your child a hacker? Liverpudlian parents get warning signs checklist

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Re: All I can think of is Cake.

All I can think of is walking in on my son looking like the boy in the picture. That picture is amazing! But seriously, if your 8 year kid can get you out of a mortgage bill or 2, well... I guess I should buy him some dark hoodies.

"How's the mortgage coming son?" ... "I told you I'll do it later dad...GEESH!!"

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Zuckerberg thinks he's cyber-Jesus – and publishes a 6,000-word world-saving manifesto

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Re: Wasn't he the man....

"I don't care, as long as his voice is on the right side." ... of the mirror.

In my opinion, this wasn't a acid trip. It was more like one of those weird highs you get from pot. Acid trips on keyboardddds get get get a a littllle ssshakay, youoy thnk youare typingg finne,,'',, bbtutt yourrruae knnot.

If he was on acid and that "piece" of writing was imaginative to him, then he needs more acid (or there's just no hope for his imagination).

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Roses are red, bugs make you blue, Patch Tuesday is late, because Microsoft loves you

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How do you shorthand the K-hole?

"Meanwhile, Adobe says that it will push out three updates to address dozens of CVE-listed vulnerabilities in Flash Player..."

Don't reporters become tired of type the same thing over and over. I can't even tell if the article is new or 15 years old anymore. After all these years, it's just odd to read this all the time. Maybe they have a crontab, macro, include or something. As a reporter reporting security updates for Flash, it seems you have to buy a extended warranty for your keyboard.

Punch cards....?

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Google to cough up $20m after Chrome rips off anti-malware patents

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Re: Shocked I tell you...

"Google indemnifies the software..." not by choice, but make it sound chivalrous, good job.

"If Google hadn't decided the world needed a better browser then IE 9 would probably be the dominant browser, no one would have bothered writing JIT compilers for JS and a lot of the services we take for granted wouldn't exist."

WOW! Claims that diminish the fact that Mozilla broke the IE mold and wild claims of services that "we take for granted" from Google (how old are you?). You proceeded to even tie in MS with "Microsoft itself has also suffered at the hands of patent trolls...". It's hard to pretend honesty when defending Microsoft+patents, so don't bother.

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Crack in black: Matte iPhones losing paint at alarming rate, gripe fans

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Re: I'm not a major fan of Apple stuff (more Android/Linux for me) , but ...

This is what happens when you anodize ANYTHING from China. Every tried to anodize Chinese steel? Don't.

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Windows 10: What is it good for? Microsoft pitches to devs ahead of Creators Update

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Re: The use case for W10 is now very small...

"Universities tend not to qualify for Enterprise versions of Windows 10..."

The exact snuffy thinking that put Microsoft in the shitter. Microsoft's head is so deep in their own fish bowl that they've forgotten the air they breath. Every time Microsoft enters a market that they once thought beneath them, all of a sudden they spam the internet with shit like "ours is better" or "We're going to catch up and take over". STFU Microsoft. You passed on it, now go sleep on it. Come talk to us when you're setting a trend again, not following every one you see.

P.S. The Ui trend you started... yeh it sucks.

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Intel Atom chips have been dying for at least 18 months – only now is truth coming to light

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Many knew something smelled.

This has been on the radar for 2 years, that's why Intel is forced to admit it. It's the sole reason I waited for the D. I'm not sure if the exact problem was known but, while in pursuit to replace a home NAS with a mini-itx, I've read many discussions claiming there was no other possibility for failure rates other than a faulty CPU.

Supermicro and undoubtedly AsrockRack C2000 boards both have atypical failure rates. In the case of Asrock, I believe the failure rate after 18 months is between 60% and 70% (I'm not exaggerating) due to the thermal conditions of all things considered.

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AWS cloud cash share: Bigger than Microsoft, IBM, Google COMBINED

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Re: Nice try

Nice Microsoft puff piece.

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Supermicro boasts of secret super server Silicon Valley win

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El SuperBladeo

"... SuperBlade supports up to 10/14/20 ES-2600 v4"

ES-2600? Well, the chips are made in Mexico (or is it Singapore now? Keeping up with sweat shop manufacturing is such a pain).

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Ubuntu Linux daddy Mark Shuttleworth: Carrots for Unity 8?

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Fake news has truthiness.

"The Ubuntu installer was superior to those of Red Hat and Debian, with one early Ubuntu evangelist joking that the word "Ubuntu" was African for "Can't install Debian"."

This context is confusing, does the author not know?

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Fears Windows code-signing changes will screw up QA process

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Why not sign after build but before QA?

BTW, which systems cannot run if the binaries are not signed?

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US tech giants take brave immigration stand that has nothing to do with profit whatsoever

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"Shock horror a company wants to make a profit...."

And it can be quite horribly shocking how companies profit.

"... the fact they bring them to the US to pay taxes... " proves that companies want to pay less taxes, so if anything, they hurt the country.

This isn't a US exclusive affair. It's just that in the United States of Business, greed is very in your face.

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Re: That's a long article, let me condense it for you.

It wasn't a long article and it wasn't about Trump. But, you did remind me why Trump is in office.

As for the article, only 2 things talk in the world of politics, money and bullets. I think Sleazicon Valley will get what they want.

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Comcast is totally down with you using a Roku to watch Xfinity cable TV – but it'll cost you extra

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So it's needed because...?

"Customers will also only be able to use the app when they are at home and have a Comcast Xfinity-enabled cable modem, TV box, or CableCARD device (such as a TiVo) in use. In other words, the Roku cannot be your primary cable box for the Xfinity service."

Comcast found a way to extract even more money from the unknowing? It should be illegal to charge for fake services.

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GitLab.com melts down after wrong directory deleted, backups fail

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"All those rushing in the criticise, how confident are you in you processes?"

Confident enough to know it works through testing.

I could defend an honest mistake, not a short sighted lazy one. It could be argued that they were not lazy (who knows, maybe their testing matched their design), but they were clearly short sighted. Either they were or they were not designing to be bullet proof, which was it?

All they had to do was test for the worst. This isn't a after school special, not everybody is winners, not everybody deserves a rewad. At least they owned it. They could of said "You're holding it wrong."

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Maybe the company should be deleted. If you can't handle your own backups without a "cloud" service, just how non-functional are you at the center?

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Axe net neutrality? Keep the set-top box lock-in? Easy as Pai: New FCC boss backs Big Cable

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Re: Unfortunately for big cable, pretty soon they'll be swimming in competition

"...it will be difficult to justify a 200 GB cap when you are selling people a gigabit a second that could run through the entire cap in a half hour."

Difficult to justify for a cable company? Notice I'm not being specific about the difficulties of justifications by cable companies. Hey, the cable bill went up $20 this month without any difficulties of justification, because there was no justification. Justice served.

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Imagine a ChromeOS-style Windows 10 ... oh wait, there it is and it's called Windows Cloud

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Re: Windows RT

You're assuming people will use this. And if they do, then you're assuming the interface will be coherent. And if it is, then you're assuming that it won't be so buggy that it makes people stop using it. And if it isn't, then you're assuming Microsoft would allow you to do anything with it. And if they do, it's just another Microsoft device you make fun of people for using.

Microsoft might have a few hurdles to overcome in a race they've joined years late. But to answer your question, wait... Windows R what? Anyone remember?

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Sony takes $1bn writedown: Streaming has killed the DVD star

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Re: Am I Missing Something?

"Read up on Japanese culture - its all about honour."

You drank the cool-aid and watched "The Last Samurai".

Incestuous suicidal supremacists are generally considering niche. In Japan, can you still legally beat your wife?

Nice place to visit, ...

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Judge allows plan for Intel to reanimate McAfee. The brand, we mean

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Re: Take notes.

Thank you's.

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Take notes.

John McAfee is the only guy in iT that isn't boring. I don't care if he wins or loses, I admire that he challenges the established order with a presence.

Correction, I hope he wins. Intel should of disolved this "security" suite, not try and flip it on someone else. Besides, Intel needs a fight, they've been nickle and diming people for too long. Tick, Tock? How about Tick, Tock, BOOM!

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Americans fear their data isn't safe, yet do little to defend it

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Re: House without locks

It's Microsoft, you wouldn't of had a choice but to use it. Fast forward Microsoft 35 years, you don't have choices, surely not where security is concerned because that's covered solely by the choices of Microsoft. So I guess in the end, Microsoft made the choice for you, but it just happened to be the wrong choice.

Of course there is the mythical "Windows 9: Choices ME"

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VPN on Android means 'Voyeuristic Peeper Network' in many cases

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Another log on the fire.

"82 per cent of the VPN apps requested permission to access sensitive data on the device, such as SMS history."

So, 18 per cent less than other Android apps? I know 82% should seem horrible, but it doesn't.

This is from that .pdf, which might be of interest to some...

"Two of the analyzed VPN apps actively block ads and analytics traffic by default on our tested websites: Secure Wireless and F-Secure Free-dome VPN. The apps did not explicitly mention ad-blocking feature in the Google Play store listings. An analysis of the decompiled source code, using ApkTool, revealed that F-Secure Freedome VPN app blocks any traffic coming from a pre-defined list of domains associated with web and mobile tracking including Google Ads, DoubleClick, and other popular tagging/analytics services such as Google Tag and comScore."

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New York to draft in 250 IT contractors because state staff 'lack talent'

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Re: @MyBackDoor -- Pay?

Sorry, you're correct. I read that, but apparently misread a later wording to make me think otherwise, the 'who' in the following reads ambiguously to me:

"contractors will need to be hired from outside the pool of exam-taking applicants and state IT staff, who are primarily trained to oversee the older systems on which many state offices still run."

On a side note, lord only knows what "cutting edge" technology NY has if NYC has to beg Uber for data. I'm defaulting to believe as many other here do, this is all a big financial back scratching.

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Re: Pay?

"So you get arrogant novices without a disciplined approach to problem solving that give up quickly."

Pretty much. Some dude walked in and said "This isn't running Node.js in a docker on Ubuntu, I'm too good for this" and walked out. You can always tell the types that know what they are doing because they are older and don't converse with anyone. If they are really seasoned, they even pass on the doughnuts and leave without saying goodbye.

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Re: Pay?

Uh, this isn't about new systems, it's about old systems. Think embeded SQL, COBOL, System V (with all the 1992 updates!), custom C programs (written by retired or dead programmers) etc...

Government agencies spend millions to replace all these old stable systems with new systems that break all the time and are closed to any RFC system and drowned in license fees.

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Batman v Superman leads Razzie nominations

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Hamill owns Joker.

Don't forget Mark Hamill's excellent run in Batman: The Animated Series and the Arkham Asylum video game, few have played the joker more, or better, than ol' Luke Skywalker!

For those that haven't heard Hamill voice the Joker, you've got to hear it.

My son started watching a Batman cartoon when he was little titled Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. After about 30 minutes of hearing this Joker, I thought who the hell is this guy doing Joker!?!? I hit IMDB and was _FLOORED_ that it was Mark Hamill. If Cesar Romero had Hamill's voice, it would be perfect for me. But, forget Cesar Romero and anyone after him, because Hamill owns Jokers persona and voice so well, that Hamill deserves to be casted as Joker in movies.

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Not LaLa Land?

The first 10 minutes of La La Land was so generic I had to switch theatres to a different movie. To be fair, I don't typically watch musicals (at all), but La-La land proves that Hollywood is in touch with out of touch people. If I'm going to watch a musical, it has to be CRAZY good, which it seemed quite the opposite.

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Penguins force-fed root: Cruel security flaw found in systemd v228

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After reading some of the comments here, I think the problem might be that if you administor Unix, you kinda, sorta, have to be a C programmer. Checking for process status, writing modules or just the general debug mind set might not be expected of todays Unix admins.

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Re: right ..

@g. Mack: I find systemd to be a nightmare to debug, but if it helps, more power to you. But, have you thought about writing your own tool? I'm confused on how systemd made this easier for you. Of course I wonder how easy it will be when... ooops.

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Microsoft's Linux love-in continues with SUSE support in SQL Server

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Re: Even Thurrott is installing Linux!

I had to look that guy up as I have never heard of him. He is clearly installing Linux today to advertise for Microsoft tomorrow.

BTW, why are you following streamers? Or better yet, why are you following Microsoft advertising streamers...can you even go lower? Get your act together.

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Wintel part deux? Microsoft Azure first for Intel Clear Linux

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It's empty like a tin can.

This will sound biased (and I am), but the point is to run the things you want on Windows 10, which has nothing you want. Microsoft has gutted out so much over time that you can't even change the colors to something you want. So now, Microsoft is starting to depend on Linux to bring things to Wintin you can use, while hoping you don't notice that they now have almost nothing. You should be happy.

I run Wintin for 10bit color in Photoshop, if Photoshop ports to GNU/Linux, or a VM starts supporting 10bit color, I'll have finally lost any reason to run Windows at all. Their shit had a way to go after WinXP, but after XP, they just kept making the wrong decisions. I for one applaud their failure.

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Ooooh, that's NASty. Security-watchers warn over man-in-the-middle risk

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Re: Don't update!!!! No, don't update!!!!

I guess off topic, but I like a lot of the little boxes these 1 off NAS machines come in, I kust never like the hardware they run. I've seen $500 boxes that look neat, but they basically are running a raspi. A lot of them don't even list if the RAM is ECC, which seems trivial to list. I keep an eye out for gutted ones on Ebay just for the cases.

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'Ancient' Mac backdoor discovered that targets medical research firms

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Re: A backdoor in what exactly?

Sounds like they don't know, as this is just generic code running. So, it appears to be a backdoor that was installed, which isn't a backdoor at all, but just an exploitive program.

As far as age, from source...

"Further, there is a comment in the code in the macsvc file that indicates that a change was made for Yosemite (Mac OS X 10.10), which was released in October of 2014."

I'm not sure what all the fuss is, especially considering it runs as user.

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US watchdog sues Qualcomm for 'bribing' Apple to swallow chips

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Pot meet kettle.

I guess it's only fair to be unethical if you have enough money for lawyers, then I guess it's whoever fires the first shot... wins. Like Yin and Yang, but without Yang.

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Seagate hauls out fat form factor throwback hard drive

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Re: Read the specifications the article links to ...

6gbs because they're trying to make a cheap drive, SAS wouldn't be available in typical applications for this. As far as 1gbs, you might be thinking of ATA133. Which yes, 1gb was the rough limit. SCSI on the other hand...

Reliable 24x7 means what when there is also a reliable 24x7 4TB? This product seems to make sense when I read about it, but when I think about the given applications and actually implementing them, why 2TB at 3.5? Again, I think it is marketing jazz.

As far as more expensive cables, actually the opposite. A SATA cable today still costs me less than a ATA133 ribbon did 15 years ago, and SCSI cables are significantly cheaper and managable with SAS.

As far as the actual mechanical limit of a platter, I don't know. It'd be interesting to see a video of this taken solely for this determination. I have heard a 12,000rpm drive give its all, so it would be VERY interesting to hear someone force a drive to something like 24,000. Again, this would need a video to hear it as it does its best.

"RAID rebuild?" - OK, but that can be said about form factor or capacity.

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In which application is a 3.25" 2TB more desirable than a 4TB or 6TB or... ? Even the examples given in the article don't meet justification, especially considering Seagate has 8TB models for each scenario for a reason. A 2.5" would of made this all make sense (smallish, but cheaper and better cap than SSD).

Unless these are 50usd or less, it appears Seagate is trying to create a market for its old stock before SSDs catch up.

Off to the side, who decided 55TB to be personal usage yet magically 10 * 55TB = enterprise? I missedthe case study on this, but somehow this is presented as factual by many manufacturers.

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Nielsen, eat your heart out: TiVo woos admen with prediction engine

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Re: Really

"(never mind the biological impossibility of inserting them)"

But haven't you ever noticed they don't tell you where to insert them? As a man I've been half tempted to buy a pack and "crack" this riddle once and for all. Nothing is impossible!

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