* Posts by Valheru

14 posts • joined 24 Mar 2014

There's a reason why my cat doesn't need two-factor authentication


It also comes in a convenient suppository.

Sinister secret backdoor found in networking gear perfect for government espionage: The Chinese are – oh no, wait, it's Cisco again


Re: Keys

The majority of Americans are ignorant not complicit. We were already sold down the river by the supreme court in 2010, Citizens United v. FEC, which was the tipping point. Our current POTUS represents the protest vote fed up with the Corptocracy form of government we have now.

NPM is Not Particularly Magnanimous? Staff fired after trying to unionize – complaints


Indeed, race and genetics are not the same thing. IMHO using an unscientific term like "race" and tracking it in statistics is a fools errand. Better metrics are there and should be used.

Google Project Zero boss: Blockchain won’t solve your security woes – but partying just might


20 something years later...

"Black Hat founder Jeff Moss echoed Tabriz’s calls for a secure-by-default world."

Theo de Raadt said this in the mid-90s

Tesla undecimates its workforce but Elon insists everything's absolutely fine


Re: Undecimate?

Not if they come back as a hillbilly...

..Thats reintarnation

Trump’s immigration policies costing US tech jobs says LogMeIn CEO


Nonsense. Jobs market is tightening here in Phoenix over the last few years. Hired guns in IT are busy and businesss are raising wages and benefits.


Every country uses people for passport control and people make mistakes. Dealing with such situations gracefully is an important skill for expats that merits whole forums and books elsewhere.

The new, new Psion is getting near production. Here's what it looks like


Re: Storage

Storage-IO is my first thought. If it has M2 I will buy one.

Delete Google Maps? Go ahead, says Google, we'll still track you


Re: What's the problem really?

Mr Cobb said:

"it is my data"

In the EU yes, not many other places sadly.

As his 3rd paragraph points out, The danger to society is real and for some folks personal.

Quick note: Brexit consequences for IT


Re: Not just the 51st

Well we Yanks will just come to consider you the East Coast California.

No change in US law, no data transfer deals – German state DPA


Change yes but not for the average joe.

The most likely result IMHO is an agreement between the EU and the USA. The result could be a test for EU federalism.

US corporations work in the EU via a variety of legal structures designed to lower tax and limit liability/risk. They have managed to profit nicely despite changes to EU and local law by just staying ahead of the very slow legislative process and lobbying. Similar methods will be used to architect legal data transfer.

I admit it is fun to imagine this turning into an exciting change. So riddle me this:

How does an EU citizen act against a non-European & non-resident company doing bad things with their data today?

All of the UK is not in the EU, what happens if an EU person's data makes it to the USA via the Cyprus Sovereign Base Areas or British Indian Ocean Territory?

Big Blue's GPFS: The tech's fantastic. Shame about the product


Re: GPFS Solution Architects

I deployed a V7000 system for IBM and the IBM sales folks are indeed the biggest problem. They promise the world and do not understand what they are talking about.

The V7000 had serious limitations and bugs when I was setting it up (Q1 2012) and as Peter Gathercole mentioned the GUI interface that tries to hide the complexity of GPFS just makes things worse.

Add in the support issues John mentioned and it seems Re-Store have a sweet niche helping folks with a genuine need for GPFS.

IBM PCjr STRIPPED BARE: We tear down the machine Big Blue would rather you forgot


Software on the PCJr

My dad bought me one of these when they came out. I was 13.

He used Lotus 123 on a cartridge and something called PC-Turbo (do not know what it did)

I played Wizardry, Starflight, and Kings Quest (which had a bug that prevented finishing the game).

The ROM basic was the only language I programmed on the thing. Funny to think that it was 30 years ago.


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