* Posts by CrazyOldCatMan

1911 posts • joined 6 Oct 2015

Crypto-jackers enlist Google Tag Manager to smuggle alt-coin miners

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Re: Google Tag Manager allows marketers to create code to dynamically inject JavaScript snippets

And, having updated Firefox to Quantum, I'm happy that the NoScript dev has produced a version for the new plugin type..

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Back to the Fuchsia: The next 10 years of Android

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Re: anarchic, fragmented, insecure, with a user base that lags far behind the latest code.

Older version does not mean it doesn't have the latest security updates. That is the fundamental issue here.

(Yes - I know I'm probably replying to a Google shill busily trolling us..)

For the vast amount of the Android ecosystem the situation is precisely as described. Name me a manufacturer/carrier that patches their phones after two years?

Yes - there are a few (WilyFox I think still do) but the majority f carriers and manufacturers are far, far more interested in selling you the latest shiny than patching old code. So, sure, Google may well produce patches for Android 4.4 but no carrier on earth is going to spend time updating devices that old - so your argument is specious and fails.

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From Vega with love: Pegasus interstellar asteroid's next stop

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Re: Humph.

George from Rainbow

Not Zippy? Or is he too busy emulating Josh Widdicombe?

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Re: spinners

So ... possibly a core of cork, layers of tightly wound string, and covered by a leather case with a slightly raised sewn seam?

I say, that's simply not cricket!

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Re: Set the controls for the heart of... no, no, not this sun, that one over there

Might lead to Brain Damage..

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Re: Quite fast

The speed at perihelion was 0.03% of c

Far too slow to get us to Proxima Centauri by next Tuesday. Especially as time-dilation isn't (much) of a factor at those speeds so you're gonna have to live through every looooong year..

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Re: Well, it's a well documented fact that the Ramans do things in threes.

They're obviously interstellar buses, run by TfL.

Nah. Too regular. I mean, when was the last time you saw a 107 bus? (AKA 1-0-seldom)..

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Re: I wish we were able to examine it.

then interstellar space must be teeming with comets

Which will be a bit of a bummer if your NAFAL craft runs into it at .9c

I suspect we'd see the resultant explosion here.

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Nathan Barley blamed for global GDP slump

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Re: I'm sceptical

>when economists write about productivity they mean income per employee

Which is a real bummer for those of use that work in the public sector and so don't actually exist to make money for someone.

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OnePlus 5T is like the little sister you always feared was the favourite

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Re: Bluetooth?

is the 6 CD auto changer

Got one of those under the front passenger seat. I also have a hardwired iPod link cable (with my old iPhone 4 on the end of it) that gets used when not listening to radio.

64GB of prog-rock goodness! Oh my..

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Re: Fingerprint sensor on the rear

bluetooth

See my comment above.

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Re: Fingerprint sensor on the rear

unlock when its connected to your cars bluetooth

Not every car has bluetooth.. (I wouldn't expect our 1966 MM to, but our 2007 Honda FR-V doesn't either).

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The Independent 'live streamed' space vid recorded in 2015

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Re: On the bright side..

At least they haven't tried to pull using video/computer game footage as part of their "real" news.

Yet..

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Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds

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Re: poke!

Too late, sytemd-fontrenderd already does that.

And that, ladies, gentlemen, beings of fluid or no gender, small furry animals and picts grooving in a cave, summarises everything wrong with systemsd.

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Re: My thoughts on security...

I really feel there's a consultancy job waiting for me somewhere.

Hopefully - in sheep counting in the Outer Hebridies.. (sorry - evaluating population density on ungulate species in edge-case northwestern Scottish Island groupings)..

Especially as you can trust that you most certainly will need an umbrella.

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Re: Linus Torvalds is a f*cking moron?

now I see why when questions are asked in Linux forums

1. You didn't ask a question.

2. This isn't a linux forum. It is, however, full of people who know a lot about computers. And development. And how not to do things.

3. The majority of whom disagree with you.

Maybe you might like to take some time to understand why.

(And the majority of people who get flak in linux forums tend to ask questions that a 30-second web search would find the answer for. As in "ask a forum in lieu of thinking for themselves". Which gets annoying really, really fast)

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Re: Linus Torvalds is a f*cking moron?

Security works by having multiple layers.

And I'm sure he agrees with you. What he was getting annoyed about was 'security' types deciding for themselves how kernel interactions should happen and then expecting everyone else to fall in with it.

Very much like DedRat does with systemd.

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Big Cable's pillow talk with FCC to forbid US states from writing own net neutrality rules

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Re: Hang on a sec...

That's why FCC is an independent agency. Why the hell does it seem completely beholden to the orange one, then?

Because politics. The reigning puppet-of-big-business gets to nominate 3 out of the 5 comissioners. And choses the ones who are least likely to actually do their jobs and look after the consumers - instead looking after the people who have bought them lock, stock and barrel.

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Re: Infatuation - No - GREED YES

How big are the backhanders that Pai and the other FCC commissioners getting?

Well - for starters they can expect to be appointed into nice lucrative low-effort Big Cable lobbying positions when the democrats get into power and the current bunch all get kicked out of the FCC.

Somewhat akin to UK Defence Ministers mysteriously getting highly-paid Non-exec directorships with defence companies at the end of their political careers..

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New UK aircraft carrier to be commissioned on Pearl Harbor anniversary

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Re: Rule the waves?

it will make a nice attraction at Barry Island

To distract from the rest of BA?

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Re: Coffinships

From a 1941 perspective, it was still possible to imagine only one outcome if a bloody great battleship got within gunnery range of a flattop.

One would hope that a carrier with a competent CAP would never have let a battleship anywhere near their precious firehazard-at-large..

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Car tax evasion has soared since paper discs scrapped

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but *all* vehicles, even if zero-rated, need valid VED.

Indeed. I still have to suffer the Month of Smugness from the Senior Managment when I'm forced to pay out the extortionate fee of £0 on her Morris Minor[1].

[1] One year younger than me and in far better mechanical condition..

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Re: No car tax?

1. No tax, automatic fine.

2. No MOT, vehicle impounded,

3. No Insurance, car crushed by the new mobile car crusher,

Th big problem with all this (apart from the draconian nature) is that (as previous posters have shown) is that none of the management of these things is perfect.

Do you fancy losing your car (or having it crushed) because some clerk somewhere is having a bad day and enters details incorrectly?

I don't..

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Re: No car tax?

Simply enable automatic fining from ANPR camera's(sic)

Because no one would ever clone another number plate would they? Or use a numberplate from another vehicle..

(Like most automated enforcement methods, ANPR is a pretty blunt instrument. Useful in certain circumstances, pretty useless in others).

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OnePlus 5 x T + five short months = Some p*ssed off fanboys

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Re: I'm pleased with my 5.

Still happy with my 3, does what I want/need, doesn't do things I don't want, and still lasts 2-3 days on a single charge.

Likewise. Although I do admit to running a custom ROM on it (ditto for the old OPOne that's in the backup hardware drawer).

Does what it says on the tin. Not the fastest, not the best but reliable and (because it's in a hard case) still mostly immaculate.

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It's artificial! It's intelligent! It's in my home! And it's gone bonkers!

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Re: Applause

is on par with Frankie Boyle in full flow.

But a good deal less sweary and less likely to offend the hordes of Daily Hail stormtroopers^W readers.

Not that the latter is a Bad ThingTM..

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Re: Applause

colleagues or on social media

Colleague? Social media? Are you mad? Whatever makes you think that any of us take part in such foolery as social intercourse or dialogue?

Let alone that there social meeja stuff.

Garn.

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Help desk declared code PEBCAK and therefore refused to help!

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Fortunately, things have gotten better. Mostly.

And, in entirely coincidental news, a number of level 1 staff have reported mysterious workplace accidents recently..

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How about that time Russian military used a video game pic as proof of US aiding ISIS?

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Re: Behind every fake news or conspiracy theory is a little bit of truth

Truth is greyscale

No - truth is defined as "something accurate". Our *perception* of the truth is greyscale.

"We judge others by their actions, but judge ourselves by our intentions".

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Re: Yeah, what about them?

the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Which is an incredibly simplistic view. The enemy of my enemy will have a goal of their own. It *might* suit them to take advantage of you in the short term but remember, we have always been at war with EastAsia..

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Re: Yeah, what about them?

I don't remember a single town that the US has liberated (flattened, yes).

"ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.."

Publius Tacitus

There is nothing new under the sun.

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Re: medieval terror-bastards - thumbs up on that one!

so SCIS ?

Too close to SCSI (curses be upon it) for my liking..

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US authorities swallow security-free script for pill that knows when you're off your meds

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Re: Can be useful

'Man, this hurts. Should take a Tylenol'.

Speaking as someone who knows[1], paracetamol/tylenol is pretty bad at dealing with migraine (unless mixed with other things[2]) and, in a lot of cases, can make them or the post-migraine pain worse.

[1] I've had them for years. Was up to 2-3 a week at one point. Now taking something that vastly reduces them, albeit at the slight cost to functional processing..

[2] In my case, codiene or sumatriptan. Although the sumatriptan only really works if you take it at the first symptom of the migraine - in my case that's usually bits of my vision disappearing. Fortunately (for various reasons) I qualify for free prescriptions.

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Pastry in a manger: We're soz, Greggs man said

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Re: While we're on the subject of outrage...

but they use porcuswine

Upvoted for the SSR references.

Shame that the series degenerated ioto a pretty bad parody of itself!

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Re: Jesus backwards

So he should have given his name as Decimus Meridius Maximus.

/pedant

Pedantry at its finest. Here, have an upvote.

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people secure in their beliefs shouldn't need to scream and rant about such things

I really, really wish I could give you more than one upvote..

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The Quantum of Firefox: Why is this one unlike any other Firefox?

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Re: Holy crap!

That has got to be the most positive comment ever written on this site!

Drugs. It *must* be drugs..

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Re: 30 per cent faster

Initial cautious thumbs up.

And if there was a drop-in replacement for NoScript it would be a full-on thumbs-up..

(Yes - there is something akin to No-Script but it doesn't work in the same way and is pretty confusing to use..)

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It's 2017 – and your Windows PC can be forced to run malware-stuffed Excel macros

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Re: WTF?

he can therefore abuse italics and bold.

Now you've done it! I forsee a future filled with random CAPS in bold italic

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Donald Trump's tweets: Are they presidential statements or not?

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Re: God forbid

My ancestors never left their valley. They yodeled their messages.

From both of their heads at once? While scratching themselves with their 6 fingers..

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WikiLeaks is wiki-leaked. And it's still not even a proper wiki anyway

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Iceni would never have voted in Trump. To get their support you need to be both Norfolk and good.

And having scythes on your chariot wheels helps..

(Yes, yes, I know that's a myth - you'd probably rip the axle off the chariot doing something like that..)

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At least until impeachment.

The problem with impeachment is that then leaves Mike Pence in charge and he's far more scary than Trump.

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Amazon to make multiple Lord of the Rings prequel TV series

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Re: Turin Turambar Dagnir Glaurunga

There's also lots of deeply-depressing^W ^W moody TV to be made with the rise of the Witch-King and the Fall of Arnor.

Or the story of Beren and Luthien.

Or the stories of Numenor (and it's fall).

The rise of Rohan

The backstory of Galadriel and the fall of the Noldor.

The Fall of Gondolin

They would probably have to stay away from the sections concerning Eru Iluvatar and all the vala/maia stuff in order to stop various US fundies frothing at the mouth.. They would also require very, very good scriptwriters to make the most of things without downgrading them into unwatchable pap.

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Red Hat opens its ARMs to Enterprise Linux... er, wait, perhaps it's the other way round

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ObGrammarPedant

ARM-based server shined

The word you are looking for is "shone".

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Mm, sacrilicious: Greggs advent calendar features sausage roll in a manger

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Re: The body of christ

retch-inducting great lumps of gristle that supermarkets manage to put in their economy

The clue is in the labelling. As with so many things[1] in life, buying 'economy' is usually futile.

[1] Sausages, chocolate, wine[2], members of the appropriate gender..

[2] Well, sometimes. Some cheap wine is surprisingly drinkable, especially if drunk quite close to the producer..

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May or may not contain sausage.

I suspect that the formal declension of the word sausage is wide enough to cover a whole multiplicity of ingredients.

Some of them are even edible.

And even fewer are actually nice to eat.

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Re: And....

Do we not eat?

Not if you are experimenting with the new Soylent.

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Re: Sausage roll in a manger

In the kibbutz dining hall

Some of the early (non-Zionist) Kibbutzes did keep pigs. But to keep the more Orthodox neighbours happy, they labelled them as zebra farms..

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Re: Santa

or the necessity for a large red truck.

Two words: Coca and Cola..

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>iIs that what they mean by the holy trinity?

No - that's a pagan idea that the early Catholic church appropriated for its own..

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