* Posts by gc23

16 posts • joined 5 Jan 2017

Court doc typo 'reveals' Julian Assange may have been charged in US


Re: Bah!

If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the F-Team.

(*cue rousing music*)


Re: Bah!

I don't know if the cat has Assange's tongue or not but it could be a cat-tastrophe...

Reg reader fires up Pi-powered anti-cat garden sprinkler system


Re: Roof of my convertible

Dogs wander the streets and other people's property also. They're just as bad for crapping in your yard as cats are. In some cities in America, humans are notorious for crapping in your yard too.

Wonder if that contraption would work on humans also...


Re: I love a video...

Faster Pussycat indeed.

Et tu, Brute? Then fail, Caesars: When it's hotel staff, not the hackers, invading folks' privacy


Re: "Et tu Bruté"

It's "ensured", not "insured".

If you're going to make comments like that, make sure you're not making a fool of yourself while doing so.


Re: Caesars have proven themselves incompetent

Chances are good few, if any, of those deaths resulted from a permitted gun carrier (they don't like to publish all the facts).

Time to party like it's 2005! Palm is coming BAAAA-ACK


If it wasn't for my job, I would be wearing a pager. There is a nationwide pager service provider that I have used that allows for unlimited alphanumeric paging for about US$15 a month. I have one of their brand-new alphanumeric pagers--a Motorola Adviser Gold knockoff--sitting in a drawer in my study ready for use.

I absolutely detest cell phones. I always have. But I've always been a bit of an anachronistic person in respect to communications. (I'm an amateur radio operator also.)

IPv6: It's only NAT-ural that network nerds are dragging their feet...


Re: "the world is clinging stubbornly to IPv4"

> The vast majority of ISP supplied routers are IPv4 only.

> Most residential ISPs only deliver an IPv4 service.

I think you hit the nail on the head with that. I'd say that it's also a supply and demand issue: if people started demanding v6, the ISPs would start supplying it. Outside of professional IT, however, no one cares what happens behind the scenes if their Internet connection works as they feel it should.


Re: "the world is clinging stubbornly to IPv4"

I guess you've never heard of VPN then, right? There's a lot of critical infrastructure that uses the public Internet through VPN.


Re: "the world is clinging stubbornly to IPv4"

There is an excellent book called "The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal" that talks about how the Internet came about and how it was very much a military, not academic, project for a long time. Academics weren't really involved with the Internet (nee ARPANET) until much later outside of the Department of Defense scope.

Cracking the passwords of some WPA2 Wi-Fi networks just got easier


"Looks like its deja vu all over again."

Deja moo: the feeling you're heard this BS before.

Oldest swinger in town, Slackware, notches up a quarter of a century


Dependency hell

Hi everyone,

I've been using Slackware for about 20 years now. Always stable, never any problems, and just to let you know that there's several packaging programs that solve dependency issues if you want them. I use sbopkg with a script called sboinst. I run sboinst and it installs things like SpamAssassin and its dozens of dependencies with a single command line.

I don't use it that much as I still prefer to build most packages myself. Prebuilt packages are all over but I use pkgs.org personally.

I run a BBS under Slackware (yes, that kind of a BBS) and it's extremely reliable. No need to switch after all of these years.

Birds are pecking apart Australia's national broadband network


A pun in the hand

I'm sure the problem ruffled feathers somewhere.

Donald, YOU'RE FIRED: Rogue Twitter worker quits, deletes President Trump's account


"I deleted Donald Trump's Twitter account because Twitter deleted my job."

I'm sure there was a good reason why this person got canned. They just proved their own inadequacy,

Windows Fall Creators Update is here: What do you want first – bad news or good news?


Re: Have they fixed the decades old bug in File Explorer ?

"It's not a bug, it's an unintended feature."

Ruh-roh! Rick Ruhl rolled out of Ham Radio Deluxe in software kill-switch aftermath

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Re: Not true to the spirit of ham radio...

You've never seen CQRLOG I'm gathering.


While it's no HRD, it can do a lot of stuff other software can't.

73 from a "Linux weenie" (going on 20 years now).

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