* Posts by Potemkine!

646 posts • joined 9 Jun 2017


Microsoft sharpens its claws to cut Outlook UI excess, snip Ribbon

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"Simplified Ribbon"

What a good idea! We could call it a "toolbar", couldn't we?

Outlook design sucks. As I already said, it was designed by a drunk monkey with a severe mental illness, it was meant to disorientate users and is very successful at it.

Once they have redesign the UI, it would be nice if basic functionalities as searching for a mail were finally working as expected by the users.

Mikrotik routers pwned en masse, send network data to mysterious box

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"from the relatively obscure SNMP ports 161 and 162"

SNMP, obscure? Muahahahaha

Is there any network supervision system not using SNMP?

Microsoft takes a pruning axe to Skype's forest of features

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"Skype and Outlook design director Peter Skillman" - There is a design director for Outlook? No kidding!

I thought the design was made by a drunk monkey with a severe mental illness.

Lyon for speed, San Francisco for money, Amsterdam for fun: the best cities to be a techie

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"electric car charging points" as a criteria?

Utter BS.

Won’t patch systems? Never run malware scans? Welcome to the US State Department!

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Standalone network

Does that mean this network is physically separated from the rest of the World?

Golden State passes gold-standard net neutrality bill by 58-17

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California can prove that ISP money can’t defeat real people’s voices

It's a little bit soon to say so. Wait and see.

Mozilla changes Firefox policy from ‘do not track’ to ‘will not track’

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It's about time

even if plenty of plugins help to keep privacy, it's a good idea FF does it by default, for the many ill-IT-erates.

DNT was just a smokescreen, a ploy of the tracking industry to gain time during which they would continue to track. This time is over

'Opt-out' is a scam, only 'opt-in' protects privacy.

A decade on, Apple and Google's 30% app store cut looks pretty cheesy

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Re: Cost does not justifiy Value

it's not a choice between 30% or some other cut a different store will charge - it's a choice between 30% or no business.

It's still a choice, and there's another alternative, the one used by Epic.

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Cost does not justifiy Value

what do Google do that justifies a 30% cut?

Why should this 30% cut be justified by something else than people being ready to pay that price?

The value of a service is what people are ready to pay for, it is unrelated to what the service costs to the provider. The link between cost and value is benefit, the higher the better for the provider.

Detroit sh*t shifter's operating costs waste away with Oracle's cloud

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No need to code your webpage yourself, says Microsoft – draw it and our AI will do the rest

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If MS AI is as efficient as MS Office to produce HTML, one can expect bloated web servers and bad rendering with a browser other than Edge.

Europe's GDPR, Whois shakeup was supposed to trigger spam tsunami – so, er, where is it?

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" intellectual property lawyers "

Aka "The Lizards".

If you have to simulate a phishing attack on your org, at least try to get something useful from it

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Simply proving that some people fall for phishing attacks is an empty discovery because that much is known.

In IT circles maybe, but outside of them not that much.

At both sides of the organization, many CxO and many standard users are mostly untouched by information/education on phishing. Pwning them is not an empty discovery for them. Also, it's interesting for IT to have an estimation of the clicky-happy crowd.

Defense Distributed starts selling gun CAD files amid court drama

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Re: I'll never understand Americans and their fetish for guns

Does the US represent the end-point of civilisation or is it that civilisation has yet to reach it?

The US went directly from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Voting machine maker claims vote machine hack-fests a 'green light' for foreign hackers

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Voting machines are nonsense

Every sane democracy should get rid of it. All these companies should be out of business, they are a threat rather than a solution.

Windows 95 roars once more in the Microsoft round-up

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Win95 roars?

Don't worry, it shouldn't last long.

What's the point, trying to break the BSOD World Record?

UK getting ready to go it alone on Galileo

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£92m on a feasibility study

That's money well spent.... ROTFL

Going straight from taxpayers' pockets to government's friends.

Ex-UK comms minister's constituents plagued by wonky broadband over ... wireless radio link?

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If someone says...

... " we'd like to reassure residents that we’re doing all we can to resolve the matter" , don't believe him/her.

Facebook brings banhammer down on over 650 pro-Iranian 'fake news' accounts

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Re: I don't get it.

Trump's contribution to anti-American feeling in the non-English speaking world is basically recognizing Israel's claim of Jerusalem as their capital.

A very narrow view.

You could add the withdrawal from Climate Agreement, the withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran, the contempt shown towards US neighbors and allies, sometimes with insults, the NATO bashing, the start of commercial wars, the proximity shown with dictatorships and populist governments...

Republicans showed they were able to elect somebody more stupid than Bush. The challenge was great, but Republicans succeeded!

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If FaceDeBouc closes 'fake news' pages

Why is the one of Faux News still there?

650 fake news pages down, 156 898 789 to go.

Everyone screams patch ASAP – but it takes most organizations a month to update their networks

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Do you prefer being burnt at stake or quartered?

Do you prefer to let your network vulnerable if you don't patch ASAP or putting it down with a faulty patch if you do?

Looks like IT is in the following situation: " If the stone falls on the pot, woe to the pot; if the pot falls on the stone, woe to the pot; in either case, woe to the pot"

If it doesn't need to be connected, don't: Nurse prescribes meds for sickly hospital infosec

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"If it doesn't need to be connected, don't"

A sane attitude, at last! I thought the entire World went crazy about IoShit.

Big Tech turns saboteur to cripple new California privacy law in private

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"to be interested in the companies’ services in a privacy protective way"

I was missing my daily cup of PR BS till I read this article.

Butcher by name, Butcher by nature? Capita finds new CFO

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Exciting times

Shake your pants, underlings!

Security MadLibs: Your IoT electrical outlet can now pwn your smart TV

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Oh yes manipulate my big plug

What's the point to connect this (kind of) plug to the Net, except searching for problems?

Texas ISP slams music biz for trying to turn it into a 'copyright cop'

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Sympathy for the Devi... Recording Industry

"The dinosaurs will slowly die

And I do believe no one will cry

I'm just fucking glad I'm gonna be

There to watch the fall"

Now you can tell someone to literally go f--k themselves over the internet: Remote-control mock-cock patent dies

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Patents suck!

and this without connection.

Space, the final Trump-tier: America to beam up $8bn for Space Force

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It's amazing how States always lack money to help their population through Healthcare or Education but always find resources for their Armies.

Stress, bad workplace cultures are still driving security folk to drink

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No job deserves self destruction

Addiction is most of the time a way found by someone to endure his/her condition. It's like an self-medication used to relieve the pain, something you take to be able to wake up each morning and face the World.

Trying to eradicate product consumption only is like trying to get rid of the symptoms while not curing the disease.

Addiction is the result of a mental condition: treating this mental disorder is perhaps the only way to get rid of it definitively. This article shows it well.

I strongly believe anyone suffering from an addiction should talk with a counselor and starts a psychotherapy, to understand why he/she needs to take something to be able to live. It will be the first step for a real cure.

Battle lines drawn over US mass surveillance as senators probe NSA's bonfire of phone records

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"To clumsily slurp potentially hundreds of millions of call records of innocent Americans"

No one is innocent. It's the mantra of intelligence agencies.

Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)

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Suing a school to make money? Very classy...

"Dick" Renckhoff would fit better.

Bank on it: It's either legal to port-scan someone without consent or it's not, fumes researcher

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"One rule for banks, another for us"

What's new, pussycat?

Heatwave shmeatwave: Brit IT departments cool their racks – explicit pics

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Re: Have you hit upon an interesting way to cool your tech systems?

Either that or is from the US.

If from the US he would use a migrant's child rather than an intern. There are plenty of them available for a cheap price.

Ukraine claims it blocked VPNFilter attack at chemical plant

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Come on!

Putin is a nice guy, so said the orange arsehole.

Microsoft: For God's sake, people, cut down on the meetings!

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I miss GSuite so much

I would be more happier if Outlook would incorporate at last the possibility to mail a daily digest of next meetings and appointments, something you can do in Outlook.com but not with the app.

No, seriously, why are you holding your phone like that?

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Is all this bitterness the consequence of the World Cup semi-finals results? ^^

The traditional way of holding a phone has a strange side effect with my physical configuration: I tend to launch unexpected actions with my ear during a phone call. It's the downside of having Buddha-like ears...

That's why I use more and more the new way of holding it with the speaker on (when I'm alone, of course): no more side effects!

Python creator Guido van Rossum sys.exit()s as language overlord

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Whoever is not a misanthrope at forty can never have loved mankind

Facing the stupidity, violence, hatred from the many despicable assholes making a big part of the human kind is a harsh experiment. It's getting even harsher with the so-called 'social' media which are so great to propagate this stupidity, violence and hatred even more.

I'm going back in the garage.

PC shipments just rose, thanks to Windows 10

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Reports of PC death were greatly exaggerated

Never trust a hippie an analyst.

A curious tale of the priest, the broker, the hacked newswires, and $100m of insider trades

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I guess the priest didn't read the lines saying it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God?

He may have a hard time in his life, it may be worse in his afterlife.

Did you know? The word 'Taiwan' would crash iOS thanks to a buggy filter for the Chinese govt

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Re: Denying reality for the sweet, sweet cash

Jerusalem does indeed exist, but most of the World doesn't recognize the Israeli annexation of the whole town and its land-stealing and people eviction policy. In your example, the political engineering is to make a specific database to please Israel.

The US seems to gladfully accept that a country invades and annexes its neighbour's land (East Jerusalem annexed by Israel, Crimea annexed by Russia...). I wonder how the US would react if Mexico took back the lands occupied in 1848?

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"We believe that our presence in China helps promote greater openness and facilitates the free flow of ideas and information"

PR BS makes me throw up. These bastard lizards are able to tell anything for bucks. No integrity, no honesty, no dignity. I fart in their general direction!

Every step you take: We track you for your own safety, you know?

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- There's a market for an app faking GPS location to fool tracking apps (I take only 10% of total incomes for this brilliant idea, thank you)

- For the poor wage slaves who work for Big Brother, it's time to get two smartphones, the cheap official one with the mandatory surveillance app and the kept-confidential one you use to play in the toilets when the first one is locked in the drawer next the working desk.

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flip your phone to camera and point a tv remote at it whilst pressing a button on the remote.

It's a very useful trick to check if the batteries of the remote are empty or if it's instead that bloody TV set which went amok 30s before the start of the finale.

European Parliament balks at copyright law reform vote

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Burn, baby, burn

If the Music Industry considers this proposal as being good, it's a proof this proposal is a rip-off for customers.

Having the Music Industry and so-called 'right holders' in disarray is a good reason to celebrate.

May they all go through the toilets of History.

GIMP masks font downloads, adds horizon fix in new build

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GIMP may be powerful...

.. but GIMP is a PITA to use.

Boeing embraces Embraer to take off in regional jet market

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Re: Size matters

" In fact, the only Eu airline I can think of which successfully operates the RegionalJet/A320 combo is Luftwaffe and they are anything but cheap."

Luftwaffe? Are you sure? ^^

They grow up so fast: Spam magnet Hotmail turned 22 today

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Re: Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam...

When the Net became a snake oil supermarket mixed with a whore house.

Euro bank regulator: Don't follow the crowd. Stay off the cloud

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All of your data are belong to us


Dear Samsung mobe owners: It may leak your private pics to randoms

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Gullible wanted

If anyone believes whatever data on a smartphone is private, let him/her contact me, I've got an Eiffel Tower to sell.

Automated payment machines do NOT work the same all over the world – as I found out

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I'm a poor lonesome cowboy, I've a long long way from home

Automated gas stations are great in making you feeling miserable - especially when you run low on fuel


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