* Posts by Potemkine!

466 posts • joined 9 Jun 2017

Page:

As angels, rich dudebros suck: 1 in 5 Y Combinator women tech founders say they were sexually harassed

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Many men should see the movie "The rape of Richard Beck", maybe the less obtuse of them may learn something from it.

0
0

Take my advice: The only safe ID is a fake ID

Potemkine!
Silver badge

"there can be only one"

We found you McLeod, prepare to fight!

How many email addresses do a typical nerd use?

Around 10 in my case, according to their usages.... 2 are related to my real identity.... at least I think it's my real one.... who does really know who (s)he is?

2
0

Russian 'troll factory' firebombed – but still fit to fiddle with our minds

Potemkine!
Silver badge

It's not an attack, it's an homage to Molotov

3
0
Potemkine!
Silver badge

I heard about a danish operation to unmask all trolls and make their identity public...it hope they will succeed

3
0

Chinese Super Micro 'spy chip' story gets even more strange as everyone doubles down

Potemkine!
Silver badge

"Bloomberg was misled by some in the intelligence community that wish, for their own reasons, to raise the specter of Chinese interference in the global electronics supply chain. Bloomberg could be accurately reporting an intelligence misinformation campaign."

I bet for that one, without any proof to sustain my opinion, as I don't see any one to sustain's Bloomberg one.

During this time, some people made a lot of money with this story and its consequences, it could be interesting to follow that trail.

3
0

Indiegogo pulls handheld airport pervscanners off crowdfunding platform

Potemkine!
Silver badge

"What a time to be alive"

You mean, compared to the times when random women were burnt for witchery, when the plague was killing one on three or when all men between 17 and 50 were sent as cattle to the Front?

IMHO, our times are not so bad to be lived, aren't they?

14
5

Google now minus Google Plus: Social mini-network faces axe in data leak bug drama

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Google is a Martial Art Master

"Use your weaknesses as strengths"

A so-called social network down is always a good news for the Human Kind, even if the latter doesn't deserve it.

1
1

Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Potemkine!
Silver badge

"Too much "fun" and ninja cat and not enough hard graft and data."

An accute description to describe what will be the future of public media, whatever they are

3
1

On the seventh anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, we give you 7 times he served humanity and acted as an example to others

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Logical

If Big Brother is God, his architect should be a saint.

0
1

Super Micro China super spy chip super scandal: US Homeland Security, UK spies back Amazon, Apple denials

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Spook, spooky and spookier

Allegations of all actors are meaningless car could be all part of a manipulation operation, coming from different origins.

For the moment, the winners of this story is clearly the US: Chinese firms are covered with shit, something that fits Trump's agenda.

Wait and prepare not to see anything valuable.

7
0

Day two – and Windows 10 October 2018 Update trips over Intel audio

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Re: You remaining folk that still run Windows...

What in all that is holy is 'kernel panic'???

The pinguinista version of BSOD.

4
2
Potemkine!
Silver badge

Re: You remaining folk that still run Windows...

Having constant 'kernel panic' after trying to update a CentOS6, I feel the irony...

3
12

Where can I hide this mic? I know, shove it down my urethra

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Bromide for Mr. Dabbs please!

And a lot of it, now! ^^

In fact, gents, we might be able to pack an entire smartphone in our schlongs

I would suggest using the vibrating mode, ringing schlongs may be not very well considered.

And now for something completely similar

small is beautiful

3
0

Decoding the Chinese Super Micro super spy-chip super-scandal: What do we know – and who is telling the truth?

Potemkine!
Silver badge

A component inside PCB layers...

... would be possible to implement but would have to be thermally very innovative: an active device like this one dissipating power into a sandwich of low-conductive fiber-glass panel would require some copper nearby or at least vias to evacuate the heat, making it more visible.

7
3

Iron Mike Pence blasts Google for its censor-happy Dragonfly Chinese search engine

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Bing!

Google is blocked in China, Microsoft isn't. Does Bing incorporate the filters the chinese government wants?

5
1

The fur is not gonna fly: Uncle Sam charges seven Russians with Fancy Bear hack sprees

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Largely pointless?

I don't think so.

- these seven guys will have to have a lower profile now

- it clearly shows Russia is actively cyber-attacking western countries

- those different stories show two constant attack angles: spear-phishing and wifi. These are interesting data for IT security.

10
2

Dutch cheesed off with Russians, expel four suspects over chemical weapons Wi-Fi spying

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Re: Does Russia think anyone believes them?

I wonder if the Russian government actually thinks anyone believes their denials on poisoning former spies or hacking

Russians do through carefully selected and crafted information pushed to them, and it's all that matters for Putin and al.

17
0
Potemkine!
Silver badge

Congrats to the Dutch Intelligence

and to the other services who tipped them.

There's no doubt Russia is hostile. What is new is that since Trumpy the Klown won the US election with a minority of votes, Russia feels free to attack Western countries without the usual precautions. Now that the US and the US-NATO relation are weak, Putin take advantage of the situation.

It's time to slap his hand and show him he went too far.

16
5

Screwed SAP salesman scores $660,000 jury award

Potemkine!
Silver badge

The lesson

If you care about ethics don't work with SAP.

1
0

You dirty DRAC: IT bods uncover Dell server firmware security slip

Potemkine!
Silver badge

So, except checking regularly that the iDrac version doesn't change, what can a sysadmin do once the servers's IDRAC access has been well restricted?

0
0

UK space comes to an 'understanding' with Australia as Brexit looms

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Re: RE: Mooseman

Either let us stay in or give us our money back and buy us out

When you move out of a flat, does the landlord refund you all the money you gave to pay the rent?

87
15

Google is still chasing the self-driving engineer that jumped ship to Uber

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Re: Of course...

It is the land of the free after all

Are we talking about Netherlands? :~

5
0

NASA's Kepler telescope is sent back to sleep as scientists preserve fuel for the next data dump

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Re: Refueling Kepler

Any manned mission is going to cost a lot more than 50 million.

Why do you absolutely want to send a man there to do the job? It would be much more expensive and life-threatening. Such an operation should be made by a robotic mean

3
3
Potemkine!
Silver badge

Re: Refueling Kepler

It would be cheaper and easier to just build a new telescope with the latest tech and launch that instead.

I'm not that sure about that. Kepler cost was $500 millions, TESS is around $200million. If Bezos or Musk can refuel those with unmanned vehicles for let say $50millions, it may be worth the try.

Of course, it's obvious it would be better if the ships were designed to be refueled.

1
6
Potemkine!
Silver badge

Refueling Kepler

Wouldn't that be worth the money?

2
8

New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Harsh times in the Customs area

Fist fucking is also not optional.

1
0

Manchester nuisance-call biz fined £150k after ignoring opt-out list

Potemkine!
Silver badge

What about pinning the CEO's balls on a board displayed on public place?

That one would be harder to escape.

7
0

100,000 home routers recruited to spread Brazilian hacking scam

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Yes, we know 3Com is a name long gone from the shelves

I still see sometimes some "3com" strings coming from snmp requests to re-branded routers

3
0

As one Microsoft Windows product hauls itself out of the grave, others tumble in

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Edge: the quantic browser

It's here and isn't here at the same time. You know it's on your computer but never have really experienced it.

0
0

Sync your teeth into power browser Vivaldi's largest update so far

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Re: Good news

http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en-GB/privacy.html

You really believe that PR BS?!?

Would you be interested in buying the Tower Bridge? I may give you a discount.

3
0

Microsoft gets ready to kill Skype Classic once again: 'This time we mean it'

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Dear Microsoft: is it really asking too much for you to just STOP FUCKING AROUND WITH THINGS THAT ALREADY WORK?

Nah, it's a tradition for Microsoft: "if it works, break it" - Aero, Office, configuration panel.... the list is a long one.

10
0

Facebook: Up to 90 million addicts' accounts slurped by hackers, no thanks to crappy code

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Re: "multiple issues in our code."

And ya fuckin ethics

As said FB's doorman: "Sorry, Mister, ethics are not allowed here."

0
0

Why are sat-nav walking directions always so hopeless?

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Badger?

Badger!

0
0

Ooof! Cisco Webex has been down for 7 hours – and counting

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Less meetings, more useful work

Productivity is rising for the last 7 hours worldwide.

1
1

'This is insane!' FCC commissioner tears into colleagues over failure to stop robocalls

Potemkine!
Silver badge

FCC - Bis Repetita

Fistfucking Consumers Conscientiously.

6
2
Potemkine!
Silver badge

For myself, I rarely receive robocalls. But I'm in France, a socialist-like state with a big nanny government and <insert your favorite cliché here>. Government who takes care of the problem and won't tolerate phone companies going rogue.

20
0

NSA dev in the clink for 5.5 years after letting Kaspersky, allegedly Russia slurp US exploits

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Make America Gink Again.

0
1
Potemkine!
Silver badge

The link between Kaspersky and the Kremlin has been made by US officials only, without any evidence.

For sure, US officials would prefer anyone using US tools, it would greatly simplify their 'survey, extrat and exploit' operations.

23
3

While the UN laughed at Trump, hackers chortled at the UN's lousy web application security

Potemkine!
Silver badge

The Trumpy the Klown Show

Explosions of laughter first, real explosions next.

Will the World survive its show? He'll do whatever necessary so it won't.

7
8

Never mind Brexit. UK must fling more £billions at nuke subs, say MPs

Potemkine!
Silver badge

SIPRI are a bit lying. They are including in the French budget the money spent on the Gendarmerie,

Gendarmerie is part of the armed forces, Gendarmes are soldiers

0
0
Potemkine!
Silver badge

This 2% GPD target is a nonsense. UK reaches this level, and Army, Air Force and Navy is crumbling, unable to intervene outside the borders without the US doing the main job.

Diverting taxpayers's money into private pockets can't be considered as an adequate mean to provide efficient military capacities - the ones that matters.

2
0

I want to buy a coffee with an app – how hard can it be?

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Paying with an app is Big Brother's dream.

Governments and big corporations don't want us to use untraceable cash, too much freedom, not enough traceability.

Ditch these #£$@! payment apps, fight for your privacy.

0
0

Enigma message crack honours pioneering Polish codebreakers

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Don't these Poles deserve to be named?

1
0

UKIP flogs latex love gloves: Because Brexit means Brexit

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Very good idea, let's them distribute as many condoms as possible. The less they will reproduce the better.

3
0

Equifax IT staff had to rerun hackers' database queries to work out what was nicked – audit

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Hang 'Em High

- An exposed STRUTS server not patched

- A 10 month-old expired certificate in production

- At least one database with the infamous 'admin/admin' credential

- Unencrypted names and passwords in database.

Equifax's IT has a lot to explain.

1
0

Curiosity's computer silent on science, baffling boffins

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Fixing a hardware failure on Mars...

Impressive, well done.

2
0

Developer goes rogue, shoots four colleagues at ERP code maker

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Re: So...

the medicaire/medicaid budget is about as big as the defense budget.

Quite as many $ are spent to save people rather than to kill them? Impressive, but not in the way you meant.

15
1
Potemkine!
Silver badge

Domestic guns killed more people in homicides in the US during the last ten years than there were US casualties for the entire Vietnam war, and many still don't see the problem...

Looking at chart A and Stats B, a 10-year old would see the correlation. The typical NRA supporter will not. Conclusion: typical NRA supporter is less clever than a 10-year old child.

19
5

Man cuffed for testing fruit with bum cheek pre-purchase

Potemkine!
Silver badge

Apple hands €14.3bn in back taxes to reluctant Ireland

Potemkine!
Silver badge

" the Irish government decided on a policy of a friendly business environment and low corporation tax rate in order to attract multi-national HQs to boost their economy".

It's called 'fiscal dumping'.

1
0

Page:

Forums

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2018