* Posts by Agamemnon

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Careful with the 'virtual hugs' says new FreeBSD Code of Conduct

Agamemnon

Berkeley, CA

I'd say Berkeley has lost if's mind, but that seems redundant.

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US cable giant tries to wriggle out of 'crap ISP' legal battle now that net neutrality is dead

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Re: Is Eric gunning for Congress or aiming higher?

Bob Ferguson in Washington State https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Ferguson_(politician)

This guy's a machine: Value Village, Motel 6, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, Monsanto, Comcast.

It's very strange, watching someone actually do their Jobs.

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James Damore's labor complaint went over about as well as his trash diversity manifesto

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Re: Re Geoffrey W: controversial bro-grammer ?

Aristotle was *also* a misogynist twot.

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Former ICE top lawyer raided US govt database to steal aliens' identities

Agamemnon

Surely you mean "Escape From New York". "Escape From LA" was the awful sequel.

"I thought you were dead." - Everyone

"I get that a lot" - Snake Bliskin

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Bloke sues Microsoft: Give me $600m – or my copy of Windows 7 back

Agamemnon

Problem / Solution

Just two weeks ago, my better Half's, mother's ThinkPad was acting very flaky. The Better Half is a competent computer user and had a go at fixing it before calling yours truly (I maintain a Shroud of Asshole™ to discourage this except in the most dire of cases).

Windows (7) was being blamed, when in fact, the poor hard drive was in it's death throes (an aggressive controller/drive test caused it to finally roll over and gasp it's last). No biggie as I've got stacks of consumer hard drives laying around, as when I get a new laptop (I go through them like Seattleites chug coffee) I pull the drive, drop in a much better one, and install BSD or Linux before the machine is ever turned on.

The problem came when Installing Windows... no media (naturally) and the recovery is on the now TITSUP spinning rust. Tho there is a legal key conveniently on the bottom of the boxen.

Lenovo wanted some $100ish USD and two to three weeks for delivery (little old lady in a home with no Netflix, ABSOLUTELY NOT an option lest she pester better half to misery, resulting in Me Being Pestered to homicide) and Microsoft said "Blow Us" (paraphrased, but still) which was irritating as I'm six miles from their campus and ten from one of their silly stores.

Enter: Pirate Bay.

Less than 15 minutes later, I've got an ISO for Win7 Home "Pro" (which confuses me), I kicked in an additional USB Stick rattling around my gear bag for The Cause, and an additional 10 minutes later, Install Media is sorted (did have to get a "Write Windows Stick" application for Kubuntu because arsing with dd at that point would have been irritating, figured it wouldn't be bad to have in the toolbox anyway).

Windows 7 installed Great. The key on the bottom was accepted as Gospel, and activation was without hitches or drama. The next right hours were spent screwing with Updates and Patches, but, no homicide prison sentence seemed worth the effort. Last, put bullets in the "Update To Ten" process.

Best part? No lawyers.

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Who wants dynamic dancing animations and code in their emails? Everyone! says Google

Agamemnon

*Sniffs* I read my EMail in (Al)pine <truly>. WOrks on my phone pretty well too. Screw `em.

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Yorkshire cops have begun using on-the-spot fingerprint scanners

Agamemnon

Re: But does it actually save time?

Living on the West Coast of the States, you can file that under: "Damned if you're politically correct, double damned if you aren't."

I just say "The Asshole" so everyone's offended, but isn't. Oddly, it works really well.

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You dopes! US state's pot dealer database pwned after security goes up in smoke

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Re: Serves them right

Duuuuuuude!

Here, hit this.

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Agamemnon

Re: Serves them right

I'm a Californian living Washington. We genuinely can't figure out what the fuss is about. Oh, yeah: Follow the Money.

[I don't actually want to toke right now but I'm packing a bowl This Very Second just to piss you off.]

You *do* understand that it's legal in, *GASP*, Washington DC?

Ok for The Beltway (and thank goodness, those twots could hit he bong a few times, mellow out), OK for Me, NONE for you. Prohibition of cannabis was actually a class-war issue against Puerto Ricans and Blacks by none other than Tricky Dick and friends. It's been used to fuel the Corporate Prison System for decades. Folk interested in synthetic stringy/ropey like things got in on the act and "Marijuana" was made illegal, when everyone actually calls it Cannabis.

Go drink your shit diet-pilsner-lite, turn on Reefer Madness (and enjoy the lack of prohibition) and leave those of us on the West Toast alone to our freedoms. Don't like it? Don't smoke it. Easy-peasy.

Now the IT angle:

♫ Don't bogart that database, my frieeeend, pass it oooover to meeeeee. ♬

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Of course a mystery website attacking city-run broadband was run by an ISP. Of course

Agamemnon

Re: Oh, *that* kind of attack

Oh good... I'm not the only one.

I figured they split off a few Tbits and pointed it at the Muni's edge and slapped it silly.

Then I thought, that's a ten second trace...IoJunk bot net? A service provider can just Summon/Owns one, and Deployed it?

There's simply no way the universe loves us nerds so much that we could get seats to that shit show.

Then I read the article to find: Jackass company hires jackass PR firm to run smear campaign. *Yawn* Yep, Thursday.

My story would have been more fun.

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CLOUD Act hits Senate to lube up US access to data stored abroad

Agamemnon

Re: On-premises Data

Ultimately... who *Always* foots the bill?

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Agamemnon

As a brother from across the pond, you lot seem to really, Really, dislike your PM.

We're not all that fond of our president.

I say we all say "Screw it" and go for a pint or three and lament our misery, together.

(Rapid problem salving.)

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Beware the looming Google Chrome HTTPS certificate apocalypse!

Agamemnon

Re: Well done Google....

Ah, no. I have a "boutique" hosting company:

* Lots of CMS.

* Customers are all remote and travel (some are quite famous, most aren't).

* They log in from cafes and airports and hotels to add and manage content, scheduling, check their mail and calendars.

* Some do that "advertising" stuff.

* I am currently sitting in a cafe in Redmond (you all know what's in Redmond...wankers) running a packet sniffer for my own personal entertainment.

Add that up and where do you find yourself?

* In need of *Basic Credential Security*.

* Mitigation of MITM to some degree (waves, while sipping on a mocha).

* Privacy of some personal or business information.

HTTPS is a Requirement for All of my customers, period, no questions, no crying/whining/bitching/pissing/moaning because The Reality is that:

Mobility Requires Security.

If you log in to your CMS without HTTPS from this coffee shop right now, I Own It (and I'll link to dodgy sites just to teach you a lesson).

Let's Encrypt allows me do this without sticker shock with the option to get Right Serious if my customer (I decide) Requires it for their use case, and we get a Heavy CA That is Trustworthy.

I Almost partnered with Symantec and I assure you fellow Vultures, they were much more interested in sales of services and upselling their idiot "Green URL Bar" than they were about Security. They Brooke the trust, they lose the *privilege* of playing.

Also on that list should be: Comodo, every major bank in the world, Uber (read ElReg headlines), Equifax, some hospital networks, intelligence communities, law enforcement. But, folk continue to show they have no grasp of the situation of "Trust". It seems all one needs is a boilerplate "We're sorry, we won't do it again." How many iterations of this before Regular Folk™ say, "Right, you're done?". In my experience, infinite.

Just read the headlines.

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To hack Australia and learn its secrets, buy second-hand furniture

Agamemnon

Re: More common than you might think.

I spent many a Happy Day in Weird Stuff. From a wee child to, well, a tall child, raiding that place for the greatest geedunk was just Randomized Joy.

Beers to you bud, you've made my day.

Oh, was just in that neighborhood recently (visiting Santa Cruz, needed stuff==Fry's Run!)...*sigh*: I'm sorry to say, the old Ham Radio Store on Lawrence is no longer with us. Just thought you might like to know.

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

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Pint

Anyone who quotes Ambrose Bierce is pretty much good in my book. Especially when it's used to point out that pretty much everyone's got it wrong.

Beer for you.

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What do Cali, New York, Hawaii, Maine and 18 other US states have in common? Fighting the FCC on net neutrality

Agamemnon
Pint

Re: Net Neutrality is not Net Regulation

Bejeabus.

THANK YOU for typing all that out (now I don't have to).

UpVotre and Beers are on me...All The Beers!

I appreciate your thoughtful response via very simple example. (Much Cheering)

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China's first space station to – ahem – de-orbit in late March

Agamemnon

Re: Murican serfs

"Nuclear Powered" Robot.

Can't omit that part.

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Memo man Damore is back – with lawyers: Now Google sued for 'punishing' white men

Agamemnon

Re: How to leak information...unintentionally

Considering that I'm currently sitting in Hollywoerd, and grew up in Silly Valley (and live in Seattle, you want to talk Kum-By-Yah,), I think I may have something to offer here:

I'm politically antagonistic...I hate all of your sides/perspectives and the only good politicial is the one [severely edited] and piss American Pilsner on their graves. And I work in the Information business. These being said

He was fired because he was a prick and his workgroup turned on him, went to management, and he was walked to the door.

I have managed a bunch of folk in my time, and so:

1. Google is Retardedly and Blindly Liberal. It's no less a Kool-Aid drinking Cult than Microsofties.

2. It is unlikely that a Conservative is going to fair well in that environment.

3. I have 20 people on my team, and One of them opens their mouth and pisses off 17 of the remaining, the one has to go.

There isn't enough Gold in Christendom to get me to work for Google (I remember when they were eight people above a used book store on the 500 block of University Ave in Palo Alto). They've gone off the deep end and Bully For Them!

But, as a manager, my Team Coherence is of Vital Importance to me.

This guy, as an individual, is a prick. I wouldn't have allowed him on my team to begin with ... so, really, Google HR is to blame for not descriminating against him back in the early hiring process where it would be Very difficult to prove (even in The Socialistic Republic of California) that a White Conservative Male was discriminated against. San Mateo County would laugh him out of the court room.

Apropos: When you pull a knife in a fight, and your opponet *Smiles*, you may wish to rethink some things because either:

A. Your opponet is crazy.

B. They know something you don't know.

C. Both.

Google will not be writing checks to this guy.

He should have moved to Texas and sued from there. He might have had a chance. For now, he's just pissing up a rope instead of Maximizing His Search Engine skills over at monster.com.

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IBM melts down fixing Meltdown as processes and patches stutter

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Mushroom

"but that the advice to do nothing is incorrect and needs to be changed: ...

NO! You are FUCKING WRONG.

WAIT. Sit the hell still and wait for a WORKING remedy. THis rushing in with ill-concieved, half-cocked bullshit is bricking shit.

Patching for the sake of patching is the same idiot game we played with, well SSL seems the latest cluster-fuck apropos.

Wait, for a usable solution (if you're not Intel) and Then Roll it.

There is a Huge duplication of effort here and it's going to step on other initiave's toes.

I, for one, do not have time to explain to My Powers That Be that I need new motherboards OR a Surface Mount soldering station and a metric shitload of new CPUs and BIOSs.

Chill out, sit down, and just wait a sec. Bejeabus.

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Home Sec Amber Rudd: Yeah, I don't understand encryption. So what?

Agamemnon

Re: Techies will continue to sneer.

Ah. The problem with your statement is that Techies DO understand politics.

It is a very simple, childish, and systemically broken system filled with arrogant gits that couldn't manage a career doing something actually Useful (like mowing my lawn, or refactoring some code I wrote for my better half some years ago, she relies on and I want to retire for the New Shiny thing I wrote).

We understand, we understand Quite Clearly.

The lack of clarity is one-sided.

Go ahead, ask me about James (FaLaLaLa Silicon Valley's Problem And Theeeeey Woooont Heeeeeelp Meeeee Break Their Stuff FaLaLaLa) Comey.

The thought: "I can do my job, your job, AND your boss' job, maintaining my quality of work, ex increasing that of yourself And your Boss by an order of magnitude, BEFORE I have to add espresso to my day." is largely, where the Well Deserved Sneering comes from.

*Sneer.* -sniff- *SNEEEEEER.*

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Agamemnon
Coat

Re: Techies will continue to sneer.

I think you have some extra tatas in your aggravation.

* Mines the one with extra tatas.

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And we return to Munich's migration back to Windows - it's going to cost what now?! €100m!

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Pint

Re: Free holidays in Seattle???

Sing it Brother.

I'm *Sitting* in Los Angeles (considering cervesas and fish tacos in Venice) right this moment, strictly because, I've spent the last four winters in ... Redmond.

Oh, no...not just Seattle but Macro$loppy Central.

It was actually a very nice town five years ago.

But the (consults your handy chart, fails to find "slizzle")...

Slizzle: It's 30DegF, why is this shit not Snow? Because it is Rain that Should be snow but it warmed up in this Magical Warm Layer about a mile up and is now a heaping glob of something that would very much like to be slush but can't be bothered to make the transition, so it's (not quite) Freezing Damned Rain (plus that Frost Chill thing).

Add in four months of the hammered-lead sky, an a Massive Influx of stupid (Microsofties, and Redmond's expansion of the Kool-Aid Stepfords), that wasn't going to fly this winter.

Beer and Sun for Us. Salut!

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Magic Leap blows our mind with its incredible technology... that still doesn't f**king exist

Agamemnon
Alien

Re: Hololens with lightfield simulation

Riddick goes Virtual.

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5 reasons why America's Ctrl-Z on net neutrality rules is a GOOD thing

Agamemnon
Coat

As an American I take Very Serious Offense...that your statement is accurate.

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The NAKED truth: Why flashing us your nude pics is a good idea – by Facebook's safety boss

Agamemnon

Re: Staffer they said, mmmok...

Well, now that you've said something about it:

About ten minutes.

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Alexa, please cause the cops to raid my home

Agamemnon

I'll skip my laughing at #IoT junk as you lot generally have it covered.

That image...Wow. I had a flashback to an early 90s rave on the West Coast. You should warn a guy.

I'll be rinsing out my eyes now.

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'Screaming' man fined $149 for singing 'Everybody Dance Now'

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Angel

Re: Not only for fatalities

Ah, my beloved home (California...I'm in Seattle these days).

I lived in Sili Valley before and during the (dot)Com(a) and you can bet your ass CHP will pull you over for Impeding The Flow Of Traffic. They can get you and your vehicle off the Freeway *now*, or *after* everyone just runs you over.

My Personal Favorite is having been pulled out of line my very self:

I was heading to San Francisco from Los Gatos, so, 280 it is. For those of you who aren't familliar, 280 is very Wide, wide lanes, lots of them, and it's oddly flat-ish and gently curvy for going through the Palo Alto hills. It's very well graded, and the surface is *Fantastic*...for Speeding Like Hell. The *actual* speed limit there is 75MPH (I'm mostly certain), but, um...I've done 110MPH+ at 02:00 and had CHP pass me like I was strolling along, without so much as a glance. During commute times, in my day (dunno about what it's turned into, rules were different) 95MPH during Rush Hour wasn't uncommon.

So I was doing 70MPH, far right lane (without exits) mostly to keep being being pulverized by something moving at a measurable decimal of "c" when I spy lights in my rear-view, and so I signal and grab some shoulder. Now, CHP (California Highway Patrol) is largely a very cool organization with fairly decent officers who mostly want everyone to play nice and make it to where they're going in one piece...so his first thought is that I was "New" to all of this, and understandably freaked out by the U.S. version of Autobahn.

I had to explain: I was "The (whole) Technical Team" for $StartUpDuJour, and my transmission was slipping like two midgets in a tub of lime Jell-O, and I had no time to fix it because...StartUps and Stuffs!!! AAAAAGH! (No, really, I was exhausted.)

To which he smiled, leaned close, and asked if I wanted two, Count Them; T-W-O Days Off!!! Because he *could* just throw me off at the next exit, or give me a fix-It ticket which would get me a day off (if I lied a wee about how long it took), and another day "in court" (stretching that till it screamed, as well) with the fix. And I could go to my partners and be all "Nope, got Legal Stuff, gotta' fix.", and I said "May I have the ticket, Please?". And he gave it to me. And then he threw me off of 280 at the next exit because I was, very seriously, impeding the flow of traffic.

I got two days off (which was tactically good), car got made safe (which was strategically good). And I have nothing but love for CHP.

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Man prosecuted for posting a picture of his hobby on Facebook

Agamemnon

Re: the Sassenachs

Ooooo. I like that, I'm stealing it. Well call it P3 ("P Cubed"... oddly don't have superscript on this keyboard).

They're a touchy bunch. Very much into other folk's business.

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Bill Gates says he'd do CTRL-ALT-DEL with one key if given the chance to go back through time

Agamemnon

Re: Speaking of Gates FAILs...

In fucking SIPP.

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Agamemnon

I'm a wee over 2m, my bony knees found that switch *precicely* as I sat in my overpriced .com chair.

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Agamemnon
Coat

The Redmond Executive

Bill lives in Bellevue.

He loosely executives The Bill amd Melinda Foundation, In Seattle.

Just facts.

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Asteroid Florence buzzes Earth, brings two moons along for the ride

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Re: only ones saved

Ye Ghads! One of my very first jobs was Beta Testing controllers for the 2.88s. IBM said vaguely "wouldn't it be nice if we had double the capacity for Floppy Disks?" and TEAC and Fujitsu went about killing themselves, and each other, to make it.

My "Primary OS" at the time was SCO Enterprise, with NT 3.51, Novell, DOS 4/Win 3(something?-ish?) ,Slackware 1, and OS/2 on it ( was busy in my teens, and my machine was all SCSI, so, xNIX) which found and used the drive no problems. OS/2, no sweat. All things Micro and Soft required a damned hammer for the drivers and still wouldn't just sense and use the {edited, this is a family site} drive gemoetry and the controller Tom-Foolery (where waranted).

My first lesson in: The hardware *works*, these drivers blow. Then came ZIP Disks, which just sort of "Worked"...put that demon to rest.

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Sysadmins told to update their software or risk killing the internet

Agamemnon

Re: Simple Fix

I'm giving you an UpVote before the "DON'T USE GOOGLE DNS! ARE YOU EFFING *MAD*?!?" crowd arrives.

Those are really useful, and, as was pointed out above, it's (Not Bloody Difficult) easy to change DNS really fast, and for a short period of time.

I run my own DNS (my personal stuff, my company, the better-half's company, our client's companies, &c.), and we use DNSSec...but really:

1. Patch, patch, patch yer' crap. Just keep up on BIND and you're mostly home.

2. It's {severely edited for length and *cough* content} time those keys were changed.

3. If it all goes Pear, we can all take a holiday while ICANN(ot) and/or $ISP get their shit together (and wouldn't That be nice?).

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Wisconsin badgers Apple to cough up half a billion dollars for ripping off chip designs

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Pint

Re: ICAN has Cheese?

I've lived in both California and Wisconsin.

1. California produces more cheese by almost an order of magnitude.

2. Wisconsin cheese is actually a bit better (I'm not allowed to wander around Madison with my bank cards...I'll get a wheel of cheese and a palette of crackers...and essentially epoxy my colon shut) but that's because...I guess we're calling it "Artisan" now...it's smaller batches of awesome.

3. The Dairy Association happily recycles marketing for both regions (Think East Cheese/West Cheese) with very little editing. [Excepting the "Happy Cows" campaign.]

So, Wisconsin being America's Dairy Land is marketing.

But That Doesn't Stop Me from buying into the BS, mostly because I love cheese and I CHOOSE to buy into the BS.

Now, I live in Seattle(ish) and there are two other Wars Of Interest:

* Food Trucks: Seattle vs SiliValley (San Francisco) vs Los Angeles (just "Silly"). This war is interesting, and the bystanders are the winners here. Collateral Damage: Start With Heartburn and work down from there.

* BEER! (Got your attention?) Seattle has some Very Fine "micro" breweries. [1] Wisconsin has some Very Fine "micro" breweries (New Glarius comes to mind [2]). Now *this* little conflict I'm quite invested in seeing continue. Collateral Damage: Liver

So, dairy is of little interest in Wisconsin. But THE BEER!!!

[1] My better and I waited in line for ~2h to get a few pints for her son (he had to work that day) on "UnBarrel Day" at a Local. There was a 2x (Imperial) pint limit for each of the two beers: Cogniac Midnight and Coconut Midnight (both Dark Stouts). With two of us we could sport back eight pints for the young man. They were both Most Fine (I got some pours for The Lady and I after acquisition.

[2] Last time I was in Wisconsin for a few weeks, I went through a Six of that brewery's each day. I think they had 23 or 25 different brews. I Loved four, hated three (don't like pilsner or most fruits, that's what wine is for) and the rest were much better than decent.

[Bonus] If you're in Madison, give Great Dane, Capital, and The Asylum breweries a shot. The Shepard's Pie is really good at Great Dane.

[Extra Bonus] University of Wisconsin at Madison has a 40' Grill outside the cafeteria where they make Bratwurst for a period of time each day. Walking in from "Downtown", you can find it by smell. They're (college student) Cheap, and Most Excellent.

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Kid found a way to travel for free in Budapest. He filed a bug report. And was promptly arrested

Agamemnon

When 18 year old Children begin to act like Adults, I may give it a go. Until then, everyone I know that is under 30 is a "Kid". Get over it.

As evidence, I submit his Starry Eyed Nievete' that The Process actually Functions, Correctly. Any reasonable adult knows this is bullshit of the first order.

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US vending machine firm plans employee chip implant scheme

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Devil

Re: Signal the end times...

Right? That's the way I always heard it. But that's just a wee sub-dermal. Let's get the damn thing IN THERE. Pop it in a lung and let's get to lunch.

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Banking websites are 'littered with trackers' ogling your credit risk

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Coat

Re: I think we need to know...

yep! I'm up to my neck with breast enhancement.

But that's better than down to your knees.

Yeah, yeah...I'm leaving.

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US judge halts mass fingerprint harvesting by cops to unlock iPhones

Agamemnon

Re: I doubt most of us nerds are any good at resisting torture.

Upvote because: I'm 6'4", extreme sportsman (read: I do stupidly dangerous shit), stunningly high pain threshold, and a general dislike for people making me do things against my will/the letter OR spirit of The Law.

Moving along, anyone that actually uses an FP reader is, in the view of my Work Functions, an idiot. I've got a 12 Char passcode on my phone. It is somewhat inconvenient unlocking it everytime I'd like to use it...my inconvenience is SECONDARY to protecting the data on my device(s) BECAUSE, much of that data isn't mine, it's my customers'. If I'm not groovy with folk trucking through MY bits, I'm MUCH more aggressive about data that isn't mine, but in my care. I can hammer out those 12 characters in less than two seconds, dead exhusted leaving the CoLo, and then after a few pints (Lagged and Laggered) because: PRACTICE.

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Proposed PATCH Act forces US snoops to quit hoarding code exploits

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Pint

Re: There is a principle to consider

Up Vote and a Beer for the Disk World reference (I like Vimes, I understand Vimes).

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Dark-web pedo jailed after FBI and co use vid trick to beat privacy tech

Agamemnon

So the FBI ...

*Can* do actual Police Work and Law Enforcement, within the law, using good thinking and meticulous and methodical investigation.

Perhaps More importantly, this sort of takes the polish off the steaming shit Comey keeps feeding Congress Critters about not being able to catch criminals without massive new privilages. But then, we here in the Colonies know that Comey has nothing but the best interest of the American People in mind. </ThereIsNoWordToAdequatelyExplainTheMagnitudeOfMySarcasm>

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Male escort forgot pregnancy protection, scores data protection instead

Agamemnon

Re: Cue David Lee Roth

IfI end up with "Just A Gigilo" stuck in my head, we are going to have words, you and I.

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Script kiddies pwn 1000s of Windows boxes using leaked NSA hack tools

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Pint

Re: Tut tut tut

Upvote and a Beer for you my friend.

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Agamemnon

Re: Tut tut tut

SaMbA has had Active Directory for some time now, but even more fun is that I've used my laptop's SaMbA to escalate to a PDC by *Changing The Build Number* to higher than the Windows PDC/BDCs. (To be fair, I used to do it to NT back in the day if I needed the PDC otherwise occupied while I pulled completely legal, by the client's decree because had to be done and cheating was Authorizezd, etc, etc, shennanagans).

I was in Indianapolis, bringing up a BDC in Oakland when the West Coast...vanished. Just gone. *Poof* Nada. Then it started coming back up slowly. Turns out, some jackass backhoed a backbone fiber around Vegas. I had Dial-In (remember RAS? I have PTSD but it could be tricked in to all sorts of neat Dominion stuff) and updated the Role so poor Oakland could do all the office stuff that offices tend to do because they could log in.

Active Directory == NIS+/Kerberos/LDAP/DNS done completely wrong.

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Shooting org demands answers from Met Police over gun owner blab

Agamemnon

Re: ... promoting the products of a private company?

At least here in the States we try an be sneaky bastards slurping up data but you mates, just "Well sure brah, here ya' go."

I'll get us all a round because, rediculous.

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China 'hacked' South Korea to wreck Star Wars missile shield

Agamemnon

Re: Network traffic

I do. On the Pacific North-Left (and along the West Coast Fibers).

President Xi was here a few with some Skirt+Smoke blowing. Some fun:

1. Thirty days before the visit roving hacks from China's backbone dropped off the charts and returned thirty days after.

2. China ordered some 200+ airframes from Boeing (jacking the stock price) that made the front page of the WSJ and Seattle TImes, and was quietly downgraded by 1/3 weeks later, bade C-5 as three pargraphs.

3. Bill Gates declined a meeting on "Cyber Security" (That's just kind of funny.)

4. We're right back to the usual traffic from the usual IPs, state sponsored...As an American SysAdmin sitting off of fiber from Asia, I simply crack up about Russian "hacking" when I'm looking at sevaral hundreds of orders of magnitude (yes, you read that correctly) of packets from China.

5. Russia? A good phishing Op against (l)Users, is a phishing op...not Hacking. And hey, if your target is that stupid, more power to ya' (I'm becoming old and mean and cynical). The fact that it's old US political luddites just makes it more entertaining.

This Industrial shit is getting on my nerves though. It's all fun and bloody games until someone pokes an eye out.

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Silicon Valley tech CEO admits beating software engineer wife, offered just 13 days in the clink

Agamemnon

Re: Jail time should be 5 years

Upvote because being from SiliValley, and a "gun enthusiast" (I'll shoot occasionally when the opportunity presents itself), every point you make is true.

Gods bless Kalifornia. I do so love it's quirkyness.

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Why Firefox? Because not everybody is a web designer, silly

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Pint

Re: I recently ditched Firefox.

Holy Crap! You've gone and found the Root of the Problem! (Beers, many plurals) for you good sir. Now that we have identified it, let us go about eliminating it, with extreme prejudice.

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Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs

Agamemnon
Holmes

I was going to say that it's completely legal here and in concentrated form(s), but then I realized that what they're smoking and what I'm smoking probably aren't similar.

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