* Posts by A13C

43 posts • joined 2 Sep 2014

Job alert: Is this the toughest sysadmin role on Earth? And are you badass enough to do it?


Could do.

Would do.

Oh wait... Murikans? Lol no thanxbye!

The Emissionary Position: screwing the motorist the European way


They might as well just ban non electric cars, that's what all this progressive emission standards is leading to. Meanwhile humongous cruise and military ships keep throwing shit around like there is no tomorrow.

Furious LastPass fans fear password wrangler's fate amid LogMeIn's gobble


It could have been worse. It could be 5 months after everyone in your enterprise finally started accepting it. Not looking forward to what's no doubt coming.

Linux kernel dev who asked Linus Torvalds to stop verbal abuse quits over verbal abuse


Sarah Sharp and her ilk can go manipulate people to the depths of SJW PC hell.

Hopefully they can drag Poettering with them too.


Re: The problem is, usually Linus is right

Oh look, a name calling systemd zealot who thinks knows best because OMG SHINY!

Boffins: We know what KILLED the DINOS – and it wasn't just an asteroid


This thread iis clearly lacking CO2 AGW alarmists.

Verisign opens up its DNS


Re: Advertising?

That was OpenDNS.

Linux-powered botnet lets rip on victims with 180Gbps network floods


Re: Don't allow ssh access with a password

Good luck trying to brute force this;




























NASA announcement of MAJOR MARS DISCOVERY imminent: WHAT can it be?


Just like another day at the office

I know it'll amount to nothing yet I still hope for something.

Primed for disappointment.

NOxious VW emissions scandal: Car maker warned of cheatware YEARS AGO – reports


Re: Today VW ...

>If cars ran at a fairly constant duty and were not expected to have available huge bursts of power for acceleration, it would be possible to make them cheaper, cleaner and more reliable.

Yeah who needs 0-60 in less than 10 seconds? Hey why have engines at all? Why not just do what the Flintstones were doing and use our foot power?

BAN the ROBOT WHORES, says robot whore expert: 'These AREN'T BARBIES'


Oh you can't make this stuff up. Leave it to feminists to go overboard on the crazy.

The 'echo chamber' effect misleading people on climate change


Re: Political Bullshit

The IPCC and their models is like a gambling addict: "No, look! I have a perfect system now! I only need to change this a silght bit and now I'll be rich, please lend me another 10K, I'm sure I have it right now and if you don't lend me the money they'll break my legs".

Penn State University network sacked by China malware blitz


I hereby coin the word "Nutshacked" for anyone hacked by Chinese malware/govt etc

From henceforth please use the term "Nutshacked" to describe the resulting situation of person(s)/organization(s) hacked by Chinese malware/govt etc. Please inform Oxford and other necessary parties.

Acceptable alternatives are "nutsacked" or "nenusa." The latter is a shortened version of "netnutsacked"

Stuck in Amazon's web tentacles yet? You will be soon


What is AWS's own cost structure?

Has anyone done any analysis? What is their cost structure? Can someone replicate it (ignoring the tracking/billing/self service fix'ens)

Atlantis: The DSSD, data centre disk killer rising from the deep


"Chetan Venkatesh: As a leader in this hyperconverged space, Atlantis is..."

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Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha... <pass out>

Hehehehahahe... <the end>

Another root hole in OS X. We know it, you know it, the bad people know it – and no patch exists


Re: OS X security?

"That "clean slate" was actually an operating system first released in the 1980s, and containing large quantities of code from the late 1970s. Unix -> BSD -> Mach -> NeXTSTEP."

Of course it's well known than OS X is derived from Unix. The point is Apple had the opportunity to start afresh but their eventual solution contained vulnerabilities that could've and should've been anticipated in the year 2000. Instead we got a deluge of hollow boasting in their marketing material about how Macs "just work" and never get viruses etc.

First SPACE SALAD on Monday's menu for ISS astronauts


Instead of using citric acid wipes, how about using dilute acetic acid (vinegar) and perhaps a little oil?

VMware sprawls across the data centre to post 'solid' Q2 results


Promise of an integrated stack

I haven't seen too many independent purchases of VSAN outside of an ELA. Would love to hear about folks experience. We are in the midst of a decision and our reseller is pushing an ELA. Has someone done a pricing analysis?

Red Hat promises lustre for Gluster, and heft for Ceph


Why aren't there OSS based vendors peddling their wares?

It seems logical that Ceph on CentOS can be used with ESXi the same way Nutanix works with their CVM.

ATTOboy, says Nexenta as it lets you HA-ve a FibreBridge or two


Same sh!† as NTAP

Isn't this the same stuff that NTAP uses with their MetroClusters with the SAS shelves.

Robot SHOOTS into the air with hot gas from its soft round behind


"The wonderful thing about Tiggers

Is Tiggers are wonderful things!

Their tops are made out of rubber

Their bottoms are made out of springs!

They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy

Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!

But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is

I'm the only one"

GM's cheaper-than-Tesla 'leccy car tested at batt-powered data centre


I'm confused...You didn't use the word "boffin" anywhere in the article. How will I know it's a genuine Register article without the word "boffin"?

Farewell then, Mr Elop: It wasn't actually your fault


Re: Metro was the failed gamble

I whole heartedly agree with Mr Cobb. After being a PC person for over 20+ years, I switched over to Mac 6 years ago and haven't looked back. In the last year, I had the fortune of working with some Windows phones & PCs for tradeshows (Ignite anyone?) and realized how ass backwards Metro was -- especially for mobile devices. I don't know what design principals and validation they applied, but it was bad compared to Apple and Android UX and eco-systems. I'll argue that even the faux-droid experience is superior to Windows.

Yes, Nokia has invested in the photography/imaging side, but they could apply the same expertise on the Android platform or better yet a combo Windows/Android play. From what I read here and elsewhere, the biggest costs in the mobile space has been marketing (ahead of development). It seems nonsensical to be the only brave souls to bet the farm on Windows phones. Yes, it worked out well that Microsoft bought the company. But what if they didn't. This would be a different story.

Here are my recommendations for Microsoft ..

1. Focus on the enterprise app space vs. whining about app vendors not continuing to support the platform (ex: Google maps).

2. For whiny consumers build compatibility for Android apps (it's an OSS core -- use that to your advantage like Amazon) -- I am sure you want work out some awesome licensing deal

3. Come up with good devices (645 XL is very decent was the 1020?) and subsidize the $#¡† out of it. You are Microsoft ! Spend some of that hard earned money wisely. Take the 6xx and put it at the 5xx price point.

4. Improve the UX. Hire better HCI folks and move them into the XBOX division away from the desktop/laptop/server/Windows10 team. Heck hire some HOLLYWOOD talent to design some good $#¡† (learn from the auto industry and I don't mean GM or pre-Fiat 90's Chrysler)

5. Build a community -- IT'S A DAMN SHAME no one can channel the Balmer & Jobs of old. Bribe cool game developers. Steal great talent. Borrow interesting concepts.

6. Build out more killer apps (Skype is very cool, but how does it compare to Facetime).

7. Did I say channel Balmer & Jobs!

Bridge, ship 'n' tunnel – the Brunels' hidden Thames trip


I went on the Brunel walking (and boat) tour last year. As an American fan of the Brunels, it was a great tour. The guide was very informative and we got to learn a bit about the tunnel, bridges, and boats.

The museum has some fascinating artifacts, but given the importance of the Brunels, it is smaller than they deserve (but the location is very appropriate).

The voters hate Google. Heeeeyyyy... how about a 'Google Tax'?


Re: The voters hate Osborne


Is that with VAT?

EMC buys cloudy Canuck security company CloudLink


Other vendors?

Chris -- who are the other vendors in this space?

Google's new scribble-tab-ulous handwriting interface for Android


Re: Graffiti anyone?

Graffiti is available as an app for Android, and it's my current input method for my Android phone (I reluctantly gave up my Palm Pre3).

I briefly tried the Google handwriting interface. I still haven't figured out how to get it to recognize a single quote (it recognizes double quotes).

The Walton kids are ABSURDLY wealthy – and you're benefitting


Re: So true...

It most certainly is not true of the Rothschilds. Eventually a certain level of wealth and power is accrued that makes it simply impossible for you to lose, outside of total societal collapse. For the family previously described this point was reached sometime before the end of the 19th century.

Patch Flash now: Google Project Zero, Intel and pals school Adobe on security 101


Re: @oldtaku

"So how do I manage to view them on my ipad?"

Because the mobile and desktop sites are different. On the desktop you're only ever offered the Flash option. Disable/uninstall it and you get a message telling you that it requires Flash to play their videos. Perhaps there's some browser hack, but I'm not aware of it.

BILLION email address spam scam: Feds collar two blokes, hunt another


"hacked into at least eight US email service providers, and stole more than a billion email addresses."

Who are the eight ESPs?

FREAK show: Apple and Android SSL WIDE OPEN to snoopers


Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat) appears to be vulnerable.

Evil CSS injection bug warning: Don't let hackers cross paths with your website



It's a feature of HTTP and there's nothing sad about it.

Actually, it's a pretty useful feature. It allows links ending in the right filename while being served through dynamic script.

HP Split: Naming the big dogs for new-look giant


Why don't they call the two companies HP and Compaq?

Norks blame U.S. for TITSUP internet, unleash racist rant against Obama



How's calling someoene a monkey racists? I do it all the time with my children; "Get down from there you little monkey!"

Google kills CAPTCHAs: Are we human or are we spammer?


“All of this gives us a model of how a human behaves,” says Shet. “It’s a whole bag of cues that make this hard to spoof for a bot.” He adds that Google also will use other variables that it is keeping secret—revealing them, he says, would help botmasters improve their software and undermine Google’s filters.

Like keeping such "secrets" ever worked for anyone. I call this broken.

UK slaps 25 per cent 'Google Tax' on tech multinationals


How exactly will this be enforced I wonder.

Syrian Electronic Army in news site 'hack' POP-UP MAYHEM


How do you know you wont be client-sided, your files encrypted, demanding bitcoins to fund their revolution?

DoubleDirect hackers snaffle fandroid and iPhone-strokers' secrets


Re: Ping me - don't ping me.

If you want your phone to act like a hotspot/usb modem it needs to be enabled.

Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode


So an online game that's also rather antisocial and pretty much soul less? Frontier was a much better game than what we have seen so far in the betas, and was offline.

I bet the "ocasional offline" happens to load those targeted advertisements they snuck in too with this mandatory DRM dressed up as "oh but look at aaaall those features!". Again Frontier was better, and there is nothing world wise that I can see that merits online only.

Steve Jobs' bio man tackles geeks who 'created the digital revolution'


Re: Wot no Billy G on the front?

Errr... who's that 3rd down from the top?

Chatting to Al Qaeda? Try not to do that – Ex spy chief defends post-Snowden NSA


Here's another one of those non-rotten people at a university careers fair


FTC nails pin in Bitcoin mining rig maker Butterfly Labs


Libertarians turn to civil authorities again for redress

Isn't that against the lolbertarian creed?

VMware puts VDI in the woodchipper


Re: Citrix??

I think so. It is introducing layers into a disk.

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