* Posts by Michael Habel

1941 posts • joined 21 Aug 2007

'Urgent data corruption issue' destroys filesystems in Linux 4.14

Michael Habel

Re: That's open source or you...

That's why the let the Plebs with Free Win X do the testing for them...

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Michael Habel
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Re: That's open source or you...

Yummm tasty North Sea Pr0nz!

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Iranian military hacker fingered for 'Game of p0wns' HBO leak

Michael Habel

Surly the CIA has better things to do then bother this poor smuck? Or?

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As Google clamps down, 'Droid developer warns 'breaking day' is coming

Michael Habel

There are always innocent casualties in War.

That said, they should not just toss this idea away because a few Dev will get their Fefees hurt. Because they decided to take a shortcut instead of writing precisely targeted Code. That doesn't have to rely on such shortcuts, which may (or may not), also open the Door to other bad actors.

So this time at least I will side on the Chocolate Factory on this Issue.

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Linus Torvalds 'sorry' for swearing, blames popularity of Linux itself

Michael Habel
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The deterioration of my 'Health', and 'Well-being', are both largely do the the appalling lack of Beer-O'clock. As Carlin once remarked HSIOW. And we still have another Two gruling Days till we get there...

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Amazon launches Secret Region – so secret it's endorsed by the CIA

Michael Habel

Re: CIA + Secrets = red flag to Wikileaks & the conspiracy nuts

As theCat from the 100$(USD), Note, was noted to have remarked....

Two can keep a Secret... If One of them is dead...

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Samsung shows off Linux desktops on Galaxy smartmobes

Michael Habel

Replacing the Company Laptop? Yep talking of a real slice of Pie in the Sky stuff here... Implying I want to use a 5lb re-education tool to hammer up a Nail to hang my Pictures on the Wall. But, in this case it would be in reverse..

Just 'cause you might be able to replace your Laptop wit a Phablet... It's probably still not entirely desirable to actually do it.

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Michael Habel

Re: Still waiting

Ok forget Windows.. Has there ever been any real work done to port anything like BSD, or a proper Linux to those Atom powered Devices.

Hell it's depressing as Hell that Canonical ended up going with some no-name brand, and only sold their Phones in some British DIY Shop that traditionally doesn't sell those types of things (e.g. Phones). Thus further insuring their utter failure.

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Michael Habel

Knowing Samsung they'll make all the right noises about it coming out in some future update. That everyone will end-up hanging on their Phones for the next 6 - 8 Months for. Only to learn that this will be an exclusive feature of the Galaxy 9 Note. (And, that will be if someone in Seoul actually gives a toss about a feature, that arguably 99% of their userbase couldn't give a rats behind about.

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Belgian court says Skype must provide interception facilities

Michael Habel

Re: why does iplaye implement geo blocking

Well the nuked Top Gear... And now their doing the same with Doctor Who*. Didn't they also lose Bake Off as well? Seems all they have left are shows about Fleamarket (Bootsales), and reprocessed homes under the B&Hammer. Yeah I don't think I'm missing much either.

And since the last time I checked BBC4 was nothing but, bunch of repeates from >2010. Again saw all that crap before they cut the spot beam down. Thus ending my viewing of those Channels via Freesat.

*I shall probably stop watching this nonsense after the Christmas Special. What a shame the BBC wasted such a great actor for this role.... But, this could be said of anyone post Davidson.

That said this was One Shark too many...

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Michael Habel

Re: Belgium is a tiny country

If that's the case... The why does the BBC (i.e. iPlayer) do this?

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Heads up: OnePlus phones have a secret root backdoor and the password is 'angela'

Michael Habel

Mutti letting in undesirables in since 2015!

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Boffins on alert: Brace yourselves for huge gravitational wave coming within a decade

Michael Habel

Re: In other words,

>Implying that you better then the rest of us... We all came off the "B Ark"...

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Boffins: We can identify you by your typing, and we're gonna sell the tech to biz, govt – yay!

Michael Habel

Re: Accelerometer data

~You can tell by the way I use my walk?~

You're despicable!

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Qualcomm is shipping next chip it'll perhaps get sued for: ARM server processor Centriq 2400

Michael Habel

Where are nVIDIA on this front?

Actually FWIW I wonder why Team Green aren't exploring this market with something like their Pascal (Tegra), Chips. This almost feels like something they were aiming for before being shot down, by both Intel, and Team Red (AMD/ATi).

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Stop worrying and let the machines take our jobs – report

Michael Habel

Re: Umm?

Better than last year, in that we now have massive concrete blocks to protect us from disgruntled foreigners driving their trucks into a bunch of recently unemployed people's enjoying a local street fair.

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Don't worry about those 40 Linux USB security holes. That's not a typo

Michael Habel

Re: Who could have predicted that?

Sounds like the ideal place to store some planned Council Plans, regarding a purposed bypass.

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Michael Habel

Re: Tell me now

That's a strange use of the word "Upgrade", that I was previously unaware of...

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It's 2017 and you can still pwn Android gear with Wi-Fi packets – so get patching now

Michael Habel

Re: Dear Motorola

About the same as with those you spend 400+£€$$ on. If you stupid enough to get a Samsung Tablet.

As to how safe it all is... Is down to a mixture of how well you can read, and follow directions off a Forum. But, as always the best place to start is on XDA-Developers.

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For fanbois only? Face ID is turning punters off picking up an iPhone X

Michael Habel

What about those with optical defefficiencies?

Assuming this Face Scan is anything like Google's / Samsung Face Scan unlock that can't do sh-- when I have my Glasses on...

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Car insurers recoil in horror from paying auto autos' speeding fines

Michael Habel

So I'm liable for my Volkswagon exceeding CO2 emissions?~

Actually yes you probably are. But, since your Car is still likely under some Warranty or other. You could try, and take it up with VW. Though I doubt they would care much.

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Michael Habel

Re: Terrorism

Yeah... 'Cause that kind of thinking has kept the like of S0NY (PSP, PS3, PSV, and PS4), safe from any, and all whoever had an interest in hacking such a Device. Perhaps our good friends at John Deer, will find a way to criminalize the act of simply trying to attempt a cheaper DIY Job, instead of opting for the more expensive Dealership Garage to do it for you.

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Forget One Windows, Microsoft says it's time to modernize your apps

Michael Habel

Good bye, and good riddance I say!

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Michael Habel

Why the hate on salted Pork Products?

It's clearly not HALAL enough.

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Wanna exorcise Intel's secretive hidden CPU from your hardware? Meet Purism's laptops

Michael Habel

Re: We need companies like Purism

I blame my Smartphone... Beit the crappy on-screen Keyboard, or the overzealous Autocorrect.

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Michael Habel

Re: We need companies like Purism

~For example, how can one be sure the government can't subvert every phone using their airwaves if all radio chips must go through them first?~

Thus we have a reason why these Companies such as Purism exist for. It's up to you if you think that they are trusty enough, or not.

A real Third Option is to NOT support Companies that pull this kind of crap. Which may on the face of it seem harder than it seems. But, I gather that this is only on the newer CPUs.

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Michael Habel

Re: We need companies like Purism

~Only when Satan has been cast from the fiery pit of hell can Google not be evil.~

Really?! I would have thought he would have scored himself a nice Desk as the CEO of the slightly melting Chocolate Factory, had he been in need of some new employment.

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Michael Habel

Re: We need companies like Purism

I down voted you while your 'Heart' may well be with-in the PCZ (Political Correctness Zone), simply miming out the motions wont make anyone more secure in the end. In the end you only have but, Two options. Either do the job, you were tasked to do, Or find someone else who can. Making chimp like noises about having done much about nothing, and in the grand scheme of things serves no purpose other then to trick the schmo into buying whatever snake oil is on tap that day.

While it may well be regarded as a better fix then not having done anything at all... it would have at least been more useful had this lot targeted Windows instead. Not that I have anything against Linux. But, like it or not, Windows is still the workplace king.

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Michael Habel

Re: Disabled? Yeah, right...

S0NY Called they want their PSP back!

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Facebook, Google and pals may be hit with TV political ads rules

Michael Habel

Demorats just can't accept reality....

http://oi66.tinypic.com/33ences.jpg

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FCC Commissioner blasts new TV standard as a 'household tax'

Michael Habel

Except I think their "Mile" is longer than ours...

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It's 2017... And Windows PCs can be pwned via DNS, webpages, Office docs, fonts – and some TPM keys are fscked too

Michael Habel

Re: The NeverEnding Story Continues...

Hopefully MicroSoft would have rolled over by then.

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Michael Habel

Re: Old vs New Bugs

Blame the lack of interest in Windows X for that... After all that's where most of the Alpha / ßeta team now sit. Saving M$ undoubtedly countless ¥€$ on internally testing their Software.

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Google touts Babel Fish-esque in-ear real-time translators. And the usual computer stuff

Michael Habel

I suspect device owners want to keep their Devices nice, and happily chugging along. Poor 'ol Marvin would cause them to permabrick themselves.

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Michael Habel

Re: Please translate:-

It is of course well known that careless talk costs lives, but the full scale of the problem is not always appreciated though.

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Michael Habel

Sure thing Clippy. Just let me unbend you into a U shaped bit of wire. So as to gauge the Assistants virtual eyes out.

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Michael Habel

I for One would prefer them actually using the voice of Peter Geoffrey Francis Jones.... For obvious reasons.

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Microsoft gives all staff a marked-up 'Employee Edition' of Satya Nadella's new book

Michael Habel

Re: That's one way ...

I bet Hillary wished she though of it first...

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Michael Habel

Re: An 'Employee Edition' of Satya Nadella's Book...

For Christ why!?

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Equifax's disastrous Struts patching blunder: THOUSANDS of other orgs did it too

Michael Habel

So with this thought in mind... Tell us how you feel about MicroSoft force feeding their mostly untested, possibly unwanted 'Updates' on everyone.

So Your 'Ideal World' kinda took a misstep. Namely clued in end-users Capable of maintaining their own Machines. So I said before. I would wonder how compliant these Organizations would all become, had there actually been some rather painful discomfort to their bottom lines. And, not merely the gentle massage of the Pinkie their usually accustomed to. Case in point such idiot outfits out there that still think using Windows XP, Three, and a half plus Years is still somehow a good idea. Till they get hit upside the head with Wannacry.

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What happened to my Silver Badge

Michael Habel

Just another casualty of having just about given upmon the PC... For this Fondleslab here. Not that I haven't been lurking this hole time. It just that failing potshots at Windoes X gets boring after a while. And when I think should I give it a try.... Anther thread about it appears here, and reminds me why I should just remain on 7.

As to having given up 9n the PC... I thank Microsofts incessant push for Windows X, about Two Years ago now?! (Wow how time flies!), That cause me to just quit Windows cold turkey. Till I decided to pick up a cheap Dell Laptop, again last month. And, oddly enough... A lot of the problems I used to have with Win7.a As in being able to update it. Seems to have all been solved now. Sadly it doesn't make me want to use it more. But, that will likey change before my upcoming vacation to Jamaica latter this year. when I'll need something to edit my snaps.

Any way know I know what, what, and what I need to do now so I thank everyone who took time to respond back to me much for their time.

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Michael Habel

Re: You've dropped below 100 posts in the last year.

So that's what happens... Ok I wasn't aware of that... So does that mean my Bronze Badge is also gone too?

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Michael Habel

What happened to my Silver Badge

It seems to have gone walkies.

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Microsoft extends free Windows 10 S to Win 10 Pro upgrade offer

Michael Habel

Re: Is there a TARDIS in the room?

And much like the vaunted Time Machine you're completely lost as the incident in which you were referring to happened in the mid-ninties, and not in the eighties when the PC was the Ferrari in the room, of sundry 16, and 8-bit Microcomputers.

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Michael Habel

Re: can't get much worse, really

Laugh all you want, but if you still don't believe that this is the end-game here... I'd advise you to seek help.

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Michael Habel

Re: Personally I like Linux...

I don't like Linux I freaking LOVE IT!

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Smart meters: 'Dog's breakfast' that'll only save you 'a tenner' – report

Michael Habel

Re: Most of us said years ago

No you don't.

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It's happening! Official retro Thinkpad lappy spotted in the wild

Michael Habel

QWERTZ < QWERTY

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Samsung keeps the smartwatch alive. Just

Michael Habel

Re: Ugly

Quick someone contact Apples crack team of attack lawyers to shut it down now!

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Germans force Microsoft to scrap future pushy Windows 10 upgrades

Michael Habel

Auto updates have been off since they retired their QA / Testing dept.

That's 'cause you ARE part of the QA Testing Team now! Now be a good goy, and make sure by the time these Updates get to Win X Enterprise. That all them Bugs got quashed!

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