* Posts by datafabric

13 posts • joined 13 Apr 2017

Systemd wins top gong for 'lamest vendor' in Pwnie security awards

datafabric

Re: Devuan smugness

To kill -9 systemd, fork RHEL/CentOS without systemd, similar to devuan. Red Hat will abandon systemd when the fork has enough traction.

Linus Torvalds may have damned systemd with faint praise

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RHEL w/out systemd

If you want to kill -9 systemd, fork RHEL without systemd, similar to that of devuan and debian. If there's enough traction Red Hat will abandon systemd, i.e. hit them where it hurts and all that. Surprise Oracle hasn't caught on and fork RHEL w/out systemd.

What is this bullsh*t, Google? Nexus phones starved of security fixes after just three years

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Re: Some enterprising outfit like Blackberry should announce endless security updates

I will seriously consider the new BB Android phone w/keyboard if BB make such announcement. Also, not an Apple fanboi but an iPhone is a good possibility for next phone.

Lyrebird steals your voice to make you say things you didn't – and we hate this future

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Meh

Re: My voice. is my. passport

sneakers...can't believe I identify that phrase right away...90's tech then?

Qualcomm's Windows-capable silicon will land later rather than sooner

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Coat

It wasn't the hardware/cpu

It wasn't the hardware/cpu that discourage buyers, it's Windows 10. MS has plenty of $ for trial and error, they'll figure it out.

Peer pressure, not money, lures youngsters into cybercrime – report

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Meh

Same as it ever was

Same as it ever was

LinkedIn U-turns on Bluetooth-enabled 'Tinder for marketers'

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FAIL

So it's a Windows 10 App then

Microsoft bringing Windows 10 features to all its services.

Mastercard launches card that replaces PIN with fingerprint sensor

datafabric

Re: Really?

Europe consumer protection > US. In Europe, chip and pin exists for close to a decade before introduction in US. CC industry excuse for US is that merchants do not like the slow transaction, especially during holidays, and consumers can dispute fraud charges, etc. In reality, merchants and CC just want to separate $ from consumers as quickly as allow.

In US, CC and big merchants write off their losses as tax deductible, so there's no need to provide consumers with protection or secure services. Minimal requirements and unless requires by regulation and all that from the big boys.

That apple.com link you clicked on? Yeah, it's actually Russian

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Coat

Re: an easy fix for firefox

I'm surprise the author didn't provide the solution at the end of the article. This is El Reg after all or am I asking too much? :-)

Embrace our cloud, damn you: Microsoft dangles 40% discount on Azure instances

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Linux

Expect the Windows 10 treatment

Judging how hostile Microsoft behave towards customers/consumers/users in pushing Windows 10. Who the hell wants to use their cloud service!!

Microsoft raises pistol, pulls the trigger on Windows 7, 8 updates for new Intel, AMD chips

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Black Helicopters

Something Fishy

Something is not right, perhaps there are more to the OS then collecting the analytics.

Far out: Dark matter bridges millions of light-years long spotted between galaxies

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Pint

Good finding

Not Friday yet but it's OK =>

No more IP addresses for countries that shut down internet access

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FAIL

Not Impacting Government

The policy will impact citizens and businesses harshly, not the gov.

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