* Posts by herman

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What the fdisk? Storage Spaces Direct just vanished from Windows Server in version 1709

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Re: You're expecting sense?

"Sometimes I wonder what Bill Gates thinks of MS's current directions." I don't Billybob cares. He is happy with his Android phone and his billions in the bank.

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Survey: Tech workers are terrified they will be sacked for being too old

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Re: Disability overcome

That is Capitalism 101. Older people are supposed to start businesses and provide jobs to the young'uns. Getting fired for being too old is simple the kick in the pants to go do what you were supposed to have done ten years ago already.

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GE goes with Apple: Not the Transformation you were looking for, Satya?

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Re: Latest Win 10 update screws ALL Internet connections

OK, well, if you are proficient with installing Windows from scratch and you are fed-up with everything, why don't you install OpenBSD 6.2 and be done with it?

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Re: Interesting, very interesting

Well, all Samsung phones and tablets already run Linux, so making desktop Linux machines would not take much effort.

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Re: Want to keep Win7 around for as long as possible...

Win7 works fine on Virtualbox on Linux. So, you can easily support the missus on any HW. The kids however want to play games. So get them an Xbox and be done with it.

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Re: I've always considered Apple to give better value-for-money

Exactly - my Macbook Pro is now 5 years old and still looks and works just like a brand new one.

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Hmm, but that is what virtual machines are for. On my Mac, I have a choice of OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Fedora, Ubuntu, WinXP, Win7 and Win10. They start up pretty much instantly if you do a 'save state' instead of 'shut down'.

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Didn't install a safety-critical driverless car patch? Bye, insurance!

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Re: Safety-critical updates?

In law, a 'reasonable time' is commonly taken as 14 days.

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No, the FCC can't shut down TV stations just because Donald Trump is mad at the news

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So you agree with me: Barack fired Wagoner and shook down BP. The 'legalization' only came long after the events.

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Re: Source required

The memory of Wilson goes back a long time to when I was a child. However, Lloyd George was documented to have said something similar of the press a 100 years before: "What you can't squash you square and what you can't square, you squash", so it is not impossible that Harold improved on him.

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The prez actually can do a lot. He can declare an emergency of sorts and shut them down, he can sic some security forces on them and have everyone detained for interminably long periods whenever they try to travel by plane, he can make the execs disappear off the face of the planet if he wants to - the list goes on and on as to what he can do if he really wants to be nasty.

For a recent example, O'l Barack fired the CEO of GM and he shook down BP for a billion Dollars after a big oil spill - legally, he had no power to do that, but he did anyway.

As the old UK PM Harold Wilson said about the press:

"If you can't squash them, square them, and if you can't square them, squash them."

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IRS tax bods tell Americans to chill out about Equifax

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So the IRS is saying BOHICA and get used to it?

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Aviation industry hits turbulence as Airbus buys into Bombardier’s new jetplanes

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I think that they only need to do the final assembly of all the paperwork in the USA in a Double-Irish-American-Sandwich to have it Made in the USA with Zero Tax (TM) like Apple does with its products.

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Here's a timeless headline: Adobe rushes out emergency Flash fix after hacker exploits bug

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Pirate

Confuzled

So, is Kaspersky good or bad now?

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Linus Torvalds lauds fuzzing for improving Linux security

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"Now whos waiting for the linus tirade at whoever wrote the WPA supplicant ....." - On security matters, Theo De Raadt's rants tend to be better.

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Software update turned my display and mouse upside-down, says user

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Re: you touched it last

"Or they can't be arsed to do it. The wife is like that, I'll be seated with my laptop, she'll be up and wandering about (closer to the kitchen than I am), and she'll head towards the bedroom and ask if I could get her a glass of icewater..."

Err... You can give my number to your wife. I'll gladly bring her a glass of ice water.

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Pulitzer-winning website Politifact hacked to mine crypto-coins in browsers

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The 'mining' is done in packages - who will stay there long enough to finish processing a package? My guess is that the revenue from such a scheme will be extremely low.

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To Russia, with love: Greek court now says Bitcoin fraud suspect could be tried at home

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Simple solution - send his top half to Russia and bottom half to the USA.

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Oz military megahack: When crappy defence contractor cybersecurity 'isn't uncommon', surely alarm bells ring?

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Re: It's easy to explain

Support personnel numbers:

50:1 for Windows

250:1 for Linux

10,000:1 for Linux cloud servers

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Swiss banking software has Swiss cheese security, says Rapid7

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W0t? The passwords are stored in a plain text database field?

Bobby Tables will be able to profit nicely.

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BAE confirms it is slashing 2,000 jobs

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Re: Calling Mr Kim!

Hmm, the Tiffy is way too complex for the current UK industrial capabilities. The Swordfish however, is about right. Fact is, given the unsophisticated enemies the UK faces (Hint, Russia is not the enemy), a flight of Sopwith Camels will do just fine.

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A "priority geographic market" = Saudi Arabia, obviously.

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Outlook, Office 2007 slowly taken behind the shed, shots heard

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How is it different? Well, for starters, MS will not introduce new bugs anymore.

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It's 4PM on Friday, almost time to log off and, oh look, Disqus says it's been hacked

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Re: Announcement not particularly clear

And what is a "social provider"? - It is a personal data pimp.

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Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold

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"The most secure Windows ever" - Unpossible - Windows 10 doesn't have bugs.

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Dumb bug of the week: Apple's macOS reveals your encrypted drive's password in the hint box

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Re: That's not even wrong

Sounds like Archie Bunker is the new chief of QA at Apple.

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50 years on, the Soviet-era Soyuz rocket is still our favorite space truck

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Re: One way to the moon would have been much easier

Err... about 24 people died flying American space craft and only about 8 flying Russian space craft. There are good reasons why for many years now, Russia is the only country doing manned space flight. The Americans are a bunch of cowboys by comparison, with little regard for human life and safety.

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Hmm, many more Americans died in their space program than Soviet citizens in theirs - about 3 times more in fact. The US tossed money and people at the problem with wild abandon. Flying with the Russian space craft is much safer. Boeing and Space Exploration have a long way to go to catch up with Russia on the safety front.

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Nothing matters any more... Now hapless Equifax bags $7.5m IT contract with US taxmen

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YaWho

Nobody stole the Equifax data. The hackers just wanted to verify the identity of all the Yahoo users.

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FreeBSD gains eMMC support so … errr … watch out, Android

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I installed OpenBSD on a little 32 bit netbook a long time ago and everything worked and still works today, including the SD card, so why is this news?

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Dome, sweet dome: UAE mulls Martian city here on Earth ahead of Red Planet colonization

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Re: 600,000 in 100 years

Why burden the women? Use Axlotl tanks:

http://dunepedia.wikifoundry.com/page/Axlotl+Tank

http://www.axolotl.org/

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Oath-my-God: THREE! BILLION! Yahoo! accounts! hacked! in! 2013! – not! 'just!' 1bn!

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It sounds familiar, like AOhell

Ya who?

Is anyone still using them?

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Physicists win Nobel Prize for spotting ripples in fabric of space-time

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Eddies vs ripples

"Eddies," said Ford, "in the space-time continuum."

"Ah," nodded Arthur, "is he? Is he?" He pushed his hands into the pocket of his dressing gown and looked knowledgeably into the distance.

"What?" said Ford.

"Er, who," said Arthur, "is Eddy, then, exactly, then?"

"There!" said Ford, shooting out his arm. "There, behind that sofa!"

Arthur looked. Much to his surprise, there was a velvet paisley-covered Chesterfield sofa in the field in front of them. He boggled intelligently at it. Shrewd questions sprang into his mind.

"Why," he said, "is there a sofa in that field?"

"I told you!" shouted Ford, leaping to his feet. "Eddies in the space-time continuum!"

"And this is his sofa, is it?" asked Arthur, struggling to his feet and, he hoped, though not very optimistically, to his senses.

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Nadella says senior management pay now linked to improving gender diversity

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Re: Now the search for the ultimate diversity employee starts.

I'm a Christian, Muslim, Buddhist Confusion, you insensitive clod.

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If they subtract $1 from the executive pay for each reported security bug, then MS revenue will climb.

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Drunk canoeing no longer driving offence in Canada

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Re: WTF: cannabis inventory management software

Two million seeds. How many will germinate? It will still be quite a few weeds I suppose

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Ignition locks?

I am Canadian and own 5 canoes and not a single one of them has an ignition lock. Maybe it is a historical allusion to English canoes?

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Arabian, sorry, Amazon Web Services to land in Bahrain and UAE

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It may not be well known, but there is an Israel Embassy in Abu Dhabi UAE:

http://embassyabudhabi.com/israeli/

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Power meltdown 'fries' SourceForge, knocks site's servers titsup

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Hmm, SauceForge and Sloshdat are old favourites of mine, but they have been long suffering from atrocious management. Now it seems that the last person that had half a clue of how to run a web server has left.

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EasyJet: We'll have electric airliners within the next decade

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Re: Well....

Err.. Peddling - Who are they going to sell the batteries to at that altitude?

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Welcome to the future: Bluetooth jackets you can only wash 10 times. Gee, thanks, Google

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Well, maybe it will be good for an off the cuff presentation, but don't wear your heart on your sleeve ladies...

Thank you, I'll be all week...

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Microsoft: We've made a coding language for a quantum computer that may or may not exist

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Re: AI

"By rendering language meaningless through hype and lies it is now possible to assert that we've had "cloud" since 1968 and "AI" since 1977." Well, yes, been there, done that. It didn't work back then either. Yes, I also remember the Global Cooling hullabaloo too.

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Brit military wants a small-drone-killer system for £20m

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Hmm, a few kilowatts from an old Klystron tube radar will frazzle any small aircraft.

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Want to keep in contact with friends and family without having to sell your personal data?

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Retroshare

It is easy to set up your own encrypted dark net for family and friends using Retroshare. It does messaging, voice, video, file share and more and it costs nothing.

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IT plonker stuffed 'destructive' logic bomb into US Army servers in contract revenge attack

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Easy: Load it before SystemD starts logging.

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Mad scientist zaps himself to determine the power of electric eel shocks

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The eels made him teacher of writhing and reeling.

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Google to kill Chrome autoplay madness

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In sheer desperation, I have resorted to the Dolphin text browser on my iPhone. It doesn't do graphics - at all. That solves a whole zoo of evils.

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Boffin wins (Ig) Nobel prize asking if cats can be liquid

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Vibrators and pregnancy

I have on occasion wondered what a baby makes of a vibrator used by its host. Maybe someone should do a study on the pregnant babes and babies on video cam sites. I cannot do such a study, since I know absolutely nothing about that topic and have no idea how to even find a video cam site...

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Unloved Microsoft Edge is much improved – but will anyone use it?

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Re: And its only Windows 10?

Headers? Real men pipe netcat through sed to strip the headers.

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Re: And its only Windows 10?

Hmmf, wget is for newbs. Real men use netcat for everything.

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