* Posts by TheVogon

2791 posts • joined 17 Jan 2013

Amazon, LG Electronics turned my vape into an exploding bomb, says burned bloke in lawsuit

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Re: Batteries in the pocket, eh?

"Amount is likely to be substantial" says they were in the device. Presumably producing device and batteries would be expected in court.

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Europe wants cloud giants to cough up data from anywhere in 6hrs

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Re: CLOUD act meet Eu Directive, Eu Directive meet CLOUD act

"If all popcorn I ordered over the last two weeks will finally be delivered "

Best to order it now before they apply a tariff to it!

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ZTE now stands for 'zero tech exports' – US govt slaps 7-year ban on biz

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Re: Real risk ?

"Is there really a risk to users from the products"

Dont they all run Android?

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Google, AWS IPs blocked by Russia in Telegram crackdown

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Re: MInor Correction

Presumably those blocks break half the internet. Is someone in third world network central in Russia trying to make a point?

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Windows Admin Center: Vulture gets claws on browser-based server admin

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Re: Slowly...

"The equivalent of managing a Unix machine over an SSH connection."

That would be more Powershell webaccess which has existed for ages.

"Slowly but surely, like every other operating system, Windows is turning into Unix."

It doesnt need to - you can run run Linux code under Winxows. And many things in windows are like *nix inprinciple, but done better. For instance a more powerfuk advanced and secure shell, more granular ACLs and security model including auditing. A proper configuration database instead of text files. Constrained delegation, Discretionary Access Control and Just Enough Administration type features by default, etc.

The advantage Microsoft have of course is with hindsight that they can rip off the principles of *nix features but do it better.

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Re: All this to avoid installing ssh and usable command line tools

"I have no idea how windows implements its shell permissions but apparently it seems you need to go learn about unix's user, group and world read/write/execute permissions. Welcome to 1970."

Bing "Just Enough Administration" and then you will understand the difference. Windows has rather more granular options.

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Re: Great. Webmin for windows

"Microsoft's continuing failure to provide a half decent cli interface."

Powershell is one of the best CLIs in existence, and far exceed the capabilities of say Bash which most of the *nix world seems to find adequate.

"If they did you would be able to admin the server on the same cli you used to admin the tools you have running on it."

Like PowerShell remoting you mean? Or Powershell webaccess ?

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Re: DC

"It all sounds like a way for MS to sell more licenses."

Considering most people will be running this as a VM on a host that's already licensed via datacentre server, and the product itself is free, no it doesnt!

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'Dear Mr F*ckingjoking': UK PM Theresa May's mass marketing missive misses mark

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Re: Please Vote

He's also made our country the laughing stock of the world, because:

d) He's a cunt.

and e) we still hadn't stopped laughing about you guys electing Bush:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCQa4iFmkW4

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Imagine you're having a CT scan and malware alters the radiation levels – it's doable

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Re: Imagine..

Stupidity is still a much higher risk:

https://interestingengineering.com/indian-man-loses-his-life-after-getting-sucked-into-mri-scanner

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UK.gov expected to quit controversial harvesting of schoolchildren's nationality data

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"She did a great job of encouraging the waste of oxygen that's the City of London. A culture of parasites that disrupt the economy for their own gain instead of nurturing it for the benefit of the whole country."

The City of London vastly subsidises the rest of the country and is of massive benefit to it.

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"While Maggie did an excellent job trying to eradicate the culture there, they can be relied upon to get a job done till this day."

Yes she did a great job of eliminating the culture of unions and strikes. And starting us down the road of reducing benefits for the workshy.

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German sauna drags punters to court over naked truth

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Re: no happy ending?

"€600"

Presumably it's an hourly rate.

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Mind the gap: Men paid 18.6% more than women in Blighty tech sector

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Strangely there doesnt seem to be the same fuss around modelling and porn, where women on average earn circa 75% more than a man with similar experience!

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Re: Communist nonsense.

"I saw a cleaner the other week coming out of a building and jumping into his brand new Ferrari. I guess he was the boss of the cleaning company"

I would have guessed he was a car thief!

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Googlers revolt over AI military tech contract, brainiacs boycott killer robots, and more

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Re: Killler AI

"If the AI bots were properly programed not to hit civilians"

Then soldiers would wear Levis.

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Terix boss thrown in the cooler for TWO years for peddling pirated Oracle firmware, code patches

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Re: Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered Am I

"Starts from the top?'

Customers are number 6.

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Don't want to alarm you, but defence bods think North Korea could nuke UK 'within a few years'

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"In order to positively identify it, you would need to have either a sample or the precise chemical composition"

Vil Mirzayanov gave them all the details years ago.

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Re: RE: Wolfetone

"The US would have destroyed them years ago for unrelated reasons if they had oil."

Apparently it has ~ £7 trillion in mineral resources!

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"Remember when Saddam Hussain could hit the UK with a chemical weapons loaded scud missile in 12 minutes?"

No I dont. Scuds dont have the range to hit the UK for a start.

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Re: Russians

" The reason being that the UK has an antidote/cure/treatment for it, and that it was promptly applied to the victims."

No they dont, and no it wasnt. There is no known antidote to Novachok.

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Here's the list of Chinese kit facing extra US import tariffs: Hard disk drives, optic fiber, PCB making equipment, etc

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Re: I'm with Mr. T on this one

"Doesn't seem to have stopped the Germans selling into China."

But to do that without the bs they generally need a local partner. And then the same IP theft problem applies. For instance:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/12382747

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Re: Should have happened decades ago

"so there must be a fair bit of electronics manufacture not going on in China."

Such as in Taiwan?

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Re: Hats off!

"I hear the President of the Free World is a bit grabby."

The president of the US is too.

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Hopefully no tariff on popcorn while I watch Trump crash and burn?

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Pure Storage is to raise HALF a BEEELLLION DOLLARS for mystery corporate slurp

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Re: Is it all trolls ?

"Does anyone ever post anything useful as a comment?"

If you want useful, try:

http://bitly.com/1H9DQSz

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"on the Chinese made components they use"

Same as everyone else then.

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Furious gunwoman opens fire at YouTube HQ, three people shot

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Re: Free Firearms For All!!!

"The bullets, though, cost $1K each."

https://youtu.be/VZrFVtmRXrw

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Re: Of all places

"And despite all the AR15s around (and they are readily available to anyone with a basic firearms license),"

Licensing firearms is exactly what Australia did. So you did the same and have similar benefits.

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"fucking you tube"

They finally launched a rival to PornHub?

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"Majority of all gun deaths are suicides and accidents"

Which wouldnt be in the many thousands without easy access to guns.

The underyling US gun homicide rate is still competive with active war zones and the worst third world countries.

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Re: Of all places

"As evidenced here and elsewhere, tough gun laws, gun-free zones, etc. won't stop this stuff."

There is in fact lots of evidence that tough gun laws do stop this stuff. For instance Australia made many firearms illegal and removed them from circulation. And there was a substantial reduction in gun crime and gun related homicides. And no more mass shootings to date.

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"Shootings might be less common but the murder rate in London is now on a par with New York."

For one month. Ever.

The UKs murder rate is still way lower.

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"as of 20 minutes ago ro so luckily no fatalities still."

News in UK says multiple casualties, at least one dead so far.

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Re: 'Well for a start I'd ban religion'

"Just you need to repel both the Second Amendment and half of the First..."

I assume you mean repeal. The US constitution has been amended dozens of times before so no reason why that couldnt happen.

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Re: Of all places

"What will is finding the root cause"

Widespread availability of firearms does sort of spring to mind as a remote possibility?

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Re: Of all places

Murica!

To fix this of course more guns are needed asap! Bazookas and Howitzers need to be sold in Walmart too if we want to be absolutely sure to make the streets safe...

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Java-aaaargh! Google faces $9bn copyright bill after Oracle scores 'fair use' court appeal win

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Re: Why are Oracle always being such a bunch of

"When the North and South Poles melt, and the sea level rises enough"

The North pole ice is floating, so when it melts it wont raise sea levels.

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Europe dumps 300,000 UK-owned .EU domains into the Brexit bin

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Re: Vacated EU Domains

"although the .co.uk domain holders were offered first refusal on the .uk name."

So a right to take it then.

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"try entering:

bbc.com"

It redirects to bbc.co.uk

Most of the others are placeholders for .co.uk sites or are the us site.

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""The French are highly protective of their language"

Because almost no one else cares about it. Whereas anyone who is anyone speaks English.

See the future:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO_1dEOkb_U

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"something.eu.com"

If you want to ask the owner to rent you a subdomain ? It's not a TLD and is already taken.

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Re: Thanks to the British voters?

"in a 29% turnout*."

In a democracy if you dont bother to vote, your opinion doesnt count. So lets cut that remoaner bs. It was 52% in favour of leaving the EU.

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"Isn't this trivial to bypass?"

Yes, just lie.

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Law's changed, now cough up: Uncle Sam serves Microsoft fresh warrant for Irish emails

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"I look forward to the EU demanding a US company hands over Trumps accounts"

No need to ask a US company. He uses Deutsche Bank.

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Microsoft reinvents Massive Arrays of Idle Disks for Azure, 'cos IBM tape ain't enough

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"Russinovich also said Microsoft has experimented with on-site natural gas generators for some Azure data centres. The generators feed a bank of batteries that power the facilities"

They also power racks directly with gas:

https://blogs.microsoft.com/firehose/2017/09/27/microsoft-partners-on-worlds-first-gas-powered-data-center-in-seattle-neighborhood/

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Magic Leap ships headsets at last, but you'll need a safe

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"Errr... you realise Hololens does this already, right?"

Also version 3 Hololens hardware is coming and has twice the field of view of current hardware.

Anyone know how much are the Magic Leap developer kits?

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"including keeping it in a locked safe when not in operation."

Just leave it turned on then.

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