* Posts by Hstubbe

86 posts • joined 23 Apr 2016


You're on a Huawei to Hell, US Sec State Pompeo warns allies: Buy Beijing's boxes, no more intelligence for you


Pot, kettle.

Lenovo ThinkPad P1: Sumptuous pro PC that gets a tad warm


Lenovo, isn't that the brand with the mitm malware pre-installed to 'improve your experience'??

Lovely website you got there. Would be a shame if we, er, someone were to sink it: Google warns EU link tax will magnify media monetary misery


If by "news publishers" they mean "sensationalist fake-news clickbait advertising outlets", then I'd say the net effect to the universe of a 45% decline in traffic is positive.

Friday fun fact: If Stegosauruses had space telescopes, they wouldn't have seen any rings around Saturn


Given that you can hide a planet the size of mercury in the rings of Uranus and not even notice from a relatively short distance that it's there (ignoring gravitation for the sake of the argument), the rings having 20000x the mass of Mercury sounds plausible.

Fake 'U's! Phishing creeps use homebrew fonts as message ciphers to evade filters


Re: Defence in depth

Oh yeah, zscaler. The mitm that intercepts all https connections and replaces the channel between browser and proxy with an insecure tls connection. Very secure, gotta love it.

It's a Christmas miracle: Logitech backs down from Harmony home hub API armageddon



"And hopefully a lesson for Logitech". Or a lesson for those who think relying on proprietary crap to make their homes "smart" is a smart idea....

'Pure technical contributions aren’t enough'.... Intel commits to code of conduct for open-source projects


I'm a bloody good programmer and gay and sick and tired of macho white heterosexuals offending everyone and everything that doesn't conform to their norm. I'm sick and tired of being dismissed because of being gay. So if a coc is going to drive out those stone-age macho white heteroaexuals I say bring on the f-ing coc's. And a big thank you to those neanderthals who quit their job because of them, the world is a much better place without you!

Carlo has a head for apps and a body (tag) for rendering: Google takes on Electron with JS desktop app toolset


Isn't Chrome insecure by definition? Leaking all your info and behaviour to google seems to be a major security issue to me.

If you saw a Google ad recently, know that it helped pay off one of its 'sex pest' execs $90m


And do we think anyone at the receiving end of those billions give a shit about sexual harrassment or the bad press? Unlikely, the billions keep coming anyway.

PC version of Linux 4.19 lands with PC version of Linus Torvalds: Kernel handed back to creator


So how many lines of code have all the obligatory commentards who denounce this code of conduct actually contributed? And how does that compare to the number of lines that Linus, Greg and the other maintainers behind this coc have contributed? I'm inclined to think that if the kernel maintainers deem it necessary to curtail abusive behaviour, that they have good reason to do so.

Is this cuttlefish really all that cosmic? Ubuntu 18.10 arrives with extra spit, polish, 4.18 kernel


Re: "the system has a more modern and 'flatter' look"

For me, i don't consider kde an option ever because it wastes so much resources on eye candy, bogging down my system. In a vm kde is unusable too becsuse it is so bloated.

Then again, I don't use gnome either. First thing I do is install xmonad, a non-decorated tiling window manager. I come to my computer to do stuff, not to get dazzled by eye-candy or getting rsi endlessly arranging windows with a mouse.

Multi-monitor support also sucks for both kde and gnome.

Deeper dive with GitHub Actions: One config file to rule them all and in the darkness bind them


I find this kind off stuff works well in gitlab (of the self-hosted variant). I'm sure the github execs think this is the best thing since sliced silicium wafers, but to me they're just trying to catch up with the competition.

Watt the heck is this? A 32-core 3.3GHz Arm server CPU shipping? Yes, says Ampere


IBwho? Do they still have skilled people working for them? I thought they fired everyone.

Microsoft: 'So, we can buy GitHub?' EU: 'We'll tell you on 19 October'


And no doubt have a po box as a head office in some European country to avoid paying too much tax.

Yellowbrick reckons its all-flash data warehouse array is a wizard idea


Mobile parking

I was a bit confused, i associate yellowbrick with parking my car using my cellphone (Yellowbrick International).. i guess they've run out of names?

People hate hot-desking. Google thinks they’ll love hot-Chromebooking


Re: Pointless?

"I think the point is that in a large organisation, particularly admin type departments, which are often he majority, they all have the same build.".

I remember working for such a shop once. They treated the sw dev department the same. "Hey, if any can run outlook on it surely you can develop your highly specialized embedded software on it". The machine was good enough for (barely, when the anti-virus, policy enforcing crap and surveillance software wasn't maxing out the cpu) writing my resignation letter.


Re: Pointless?

"so the "grab and go" experience actually allows you to leave the building and carry on working on the train. This Google version will fail as soon as you lose network connectivity."

Why would you lose network connectivity if you go on a train? This is not the 90's anymore...

Google Chrome update to label HTTP-only sites insecure within WEEKS


Re: It's not "browsing" anymore..

"This means that things like router configuration webpages will be marked as "insecure".".

And it would be correct to mark them as insecure. Whether that's convenient is another matter, but sending your router password unencrypted over the air is indeed considered insecure.

In defence of online ads: The 'net ain't free and you ain't paying


Shut up and take my money

Where can i pay for ad-free el reg access?

Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04: Make yourself at GNOME. Cup of data-slurping dispute, anyone?


Re: Dude

I've only gotten my ip changed once in the past 15 years. I moved to a different town.

Static ip's are pretty standard these days, dynamic ip's are silly with 24/7 internet connections.

Microsoft patches problematic OS to deal with SSD woes


Forced to use win10 at work. I love it, especially how it crashes once a week. It really makes you train those ctrl-s muscles.

Whois is dead as Europe hands DNS overlord ICANN its arse


Re: They shall regret GDPR

Could I have your phone number, i'd like to discuss your comment in more detail. Maybe your home address as well? Might pop by to continue the conversation over a nice cuppa.

Get the FTP outta here, says Firefox


Re: pardon, me ignorant

Scp or sftp, i'm sure there's android clients for those. But you can continue to use the legacy and insecure (your password is sent over the wire unencrypted, as are sll your files) ftp, this article only says that websites that pull, let's say, their images in over ftp (instead of http/https which is used by 99.9999999999999999999999999% of the sites) are going to break. This is independent of whether those images have been uploaded over ftp or not.

More ad-versarial tech: Mozilla to pop limited ad blocker into Firefox


Ublock origin filters all the ads, and that is just how i like my web. I'll gladly pay for sites i like and visit routinely. Such as el reg, where's the donation link?

Let's Encrypt updates certificate automation, adds splats


Re: "...admins will have to edit a DNS record to prove..."

Why go through the trouble? Check the list of ca's your browser trusts. I bet you'll find the russian stae-owned one in there. And a few usa controlled ones. And what about China? They can all print random certs at will.

America restarts dodgy spying program – just as classified surveillance abuse memo emerges


Good, let the yankees have some of their own medicine. US spying on the rest of the world, yankees don't care. US spying on their own citizens, the rest of the world really couldn't care less. Eat your own dog food, yankees.

Shafted by bosses, disdained by punters, loved by hackers – yes, it's freelance workers


At some point these gig workers will figure out neither the company nor the customers give a shit about them, and may return the favour. Maybe make an extra buck signaling to their local burglar association when one of their customers left the house or something like that. Karma will find its way eventually.

Cryptocurrencies to end in tears, says investor wizard Warren Buffett


Re: Who really does understand them?

Bought a bunch way back for a dollar each, now selling one every month. Enough to live off and save some for when the bubble bursts.

Linus Torvalds on security: 'Do no harm, don't break users'


And still..

..my wifi doesn't work on linux. So maybe it's time for less masturbating in public snd more fixing things in your toy os?

Oracle VP: 'We want the next decade to be Java first, Java always'


Re: Loving Java, hating Oracle

Right, so i tried to run this simple plotting application at work the other day, written in python. 2 hours and 50gb of downloaded crap later it managed to generate a simple xy-plot. Data scientists manage to ruin everything!

Java SE 9 and Java EE 8 arrive, 364 days later than first planned


Java is still a thing?

US prosecutors drop demand for 1.3m IP addresses of folks who visited anti-Trump site


Re: Give them space, give them love.

I think you underestimate how close to what the rest of the world thinks is normal behaviour for us citizens the post was. I, for one, think all yankees are full of christ and bullshit, and do actually talk like that.

Google bins white supremacist site after it tries to host-hop away from GoDaddy


Re: As much as I hate nazis...

I was under the impression that "the ruling political class" (ie. Trump) was rather fond of these nazi's. I applaud google for ignoring the ruling political class and stand up for decency for once.

SBU claims Russia was behind NotPetya


Just install Kaspersky anti-virus, right?

Kaspersky repeats offer: America can see my source code


Indeed, i don't trust usa based anti-virus either.


And how would they verify that what kaspersky installs on their machines corresponds directly to the source code? How are they going to check that nothing has been modified, added or removed from the source code in between it being shown and it being compiled into a binary?

I think it makes a lot of sense not too buy antivirus from a company that is from a country that has an active policy to destabilize your own country.

Java 9 release back on track, community votes 'yes'


Is Java still a thing?

If you haven't already obliterated your Jaff-infected comp, there is an antidote available


free lunch

A free malware removal app from Russia? Sounds legit...

Pop-up Android adware uses social engineering to resist deletion


Ah, zscaler. They actually think mitm-ing all traffic and downgrading to tls 1.1 is helping me become more secure. Clueless company who probably released this scary story to sell more of their intrusive crap. Nothing to see here folks, this is just marketing.

Russian data scientist unable to claim £12,000 prize in Brit competition


I would be upset if he *did* get the money. Sponsoring terrorists, never a good idea.

The Linux cloud swap that spells trouble for Microsoft and VMware


So, I've been using containers for about 2 decades. Except we called it jails, and they ran on FreeBSD. All the penguin fanboys laughed and said virtualisation was so much better. Look at them now, pretending they invented something new. Maybe they'll get zfs right sometime soon too, i mean its been about a decade that it has been rock solid on FreeBSD.

(Of course, the real innovators have been Sun with Solaris back in the day, we're still digesting all that and integrating it in more inferior os'es)

EU ministers approve anti-hate speech video rules


"In theory, this will create new opportunities for European filmmakers in non-English languages. In reality, it will likely mean Netflix being legally obliged to carry millions of hours of pretentious nonsense."

So more Scandinavian and British detectives, and less of that pretentious and boring nonsense from the US? I like it already!

Distro watch for Ubuntu lovers: What's ahead in Linux land


Re: FreeBSD wireless device support

Ah, time for my pet peeve: linux still has no support for the wifi driver in my (by now) 3 year old laptop.. if you want hardware support, windows still is your best bet :(

German court set to rule on legality of IP address harvesting


Wasting tax money, the pirate party has apparently become one more established political party.

All that free music on YouTube is good for you, Google tells music biz


Re: not convinced

Why can't you take a jog or roadtrip with youtube? I don't get it. Do that all the time. I guess if you live in some backwater country you don't have 100% data coverage, but in the developed part of the world this is not an issue at all.

'Tech troll' sues EFF to silence 'Stupid Patent of the Month' blog. Now the EFF sues back


Of course, free speech in the us ends when you say bad things about us companies. DMCA ring a bell? Oh, and also don't be negative about the president, the gov will come after you! Oh, and don't even think about exposing the crimes the us secret services commit.

Yeah, the us is such a haven of free speech....

Canonical sharpens post-Unity axe for 80-plus Ubuntu spinners


Re: Reboot

You must be confused with ms windows..

Bloke is paid to scour hashtags for threats, spots civil rights boss's tweets, gets fired, sues


only in America..


Linus Torvalds lashes devs who 'screw all the rules and processes' and send him 'crap'


And still master bully Torvalds and his sado-madochistic slaves are unable to release a version of their hobbyist kernel that mskes.the wifi in my 5 year old laptop work


Euro Patent Office prez 'a disgrace to France'


typical french behaviour

I would say Battistelli is a typical frenchman: arrogant, does not listen to critique, believes he is superior to the rest of the world. France in a nutshell.

The french are a lost cause. After the terrorist attacks on Paris what did they do? Right, go to bed with that other terrorist group: Russia!


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