* Posts by Kibble 2

10 posts • joined 2 Aug 2015

How bad is Catalina? It's almost Apple Maps bad: MacOS 10.15 pushes Cupertino's low bar for code quality lower still

Kibble 2

Kinda doubtful...

@Anonymous South African Coward

It would probably require hiring more coders as well as sending them to school which would put a hit to the bottom line.

Euro ISP club: Sure, weaken encryption. It'll only undermine security for everyone, morons

Kibble 2

Re: Not a moment too soon

I don't necessarily disagree with your general thought on this subject. The down vote is due to not enough people are aware of it being a dangerous pipe dream.

Diggerland comes to Mars as boffins battle to save InSight's mole

Kibble 2

Lesson learned

A bit expensive admittedly. However, one that can possibly be fixed: negative results can be useful. How important is this particular mission anyway?

Given that the crust in this location is so hard, possibly a reusable and mobile drill should be utilized; the information might be of interest to early settlers on Mars if they find it extensive and prefer to build underground shelters.

Astroboffins spy the most ancient protocluster of galaxies yet found post Big Bang

Kibble 2

The distance to Himiko wasn't stated in the article, and is apparently just another large galaxy within the z66OD protocluster. [z66OD is] "the oldest protocluster of galaxies found to date began clumping together some 13 billion years ago."

Basically the Reg article is click bait, but still demonstrates interesting science.

How powerful are Russian hackers? One new law could transform global crime operations

Kibble 2

Re: Who is "threatened" by not having access to the Russian internet?

I believe the various alphabet intelligence groups might be hampered, but probably have viable plans to circumvent any lockouts: e.g., embassies.

Lakes on the moon? Boffins think they've found the evidence

Kibble 2

Lets just go look

That is all.

World's biggest DDoS-for-hire souk shuttered, masterminds cuffed

Kibble 2

Re: Good on the cops

I'm hoping to find out what sort of punishments are handed out, and munch popcorn while the usual discourse over jail sentence time drags on. Those who create a business model of chaos as a service or utilize those businesses deserve years of porridge.

Hopefully there will be updating of this article.

Tor onion hardening will be tear-inducing for feds

Kibble 2

Re: Run it as middlebox!

Thanks, Zakhar. <snip> don't run W$ or Android in your VM, they will "call home" with your license key/gmail creds <snip> An excellent point, and one not everyone would think of.

Your post is still here, and the link is still alive and well.

Have an iPhone? Mac? Just about anything else Apple flogs? Patch now

Kibble 2


Given the size of the d/l and sheer number of fixes to upgrade to 10.10.5, one might consider this a service pack. Some of the updates appear to go back as far as 2012. O.o

ATTACK of the ZOMBIE SATELLITE: Run radio hams, run!

Kibble 2


A much simpler method of disabling a satellite would be to compromise the solar cells. Simply spraying them with black paint would do the trick. Now would it be possible to fit the X-37B with a tank of black paint and move it to orbit just in front of the errant satellite?


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