* Posts by stiine

136 posts • joined 9 May 2018

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Bright spark dev irons out light interference

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holy smokes

That's novel. I'm going into the kitchen to reverse the knives right now.

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Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean hackers won't nuke your employer into the ground tomorrow

stiine
Coffee/keyboard

Re: Well no duh

"I want to get to the point where I worry that the latest IoT device that we have declared "ready for market" might flood the office space with a deadly neurotoxin.'

Well, thanks, I hadn't thought of that one...

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Oz telcos' club asks: Why the hell do Australia Post, rando councils, or Taxi Services Commission want comms metadata?

stiine
Pint

if they got your communications, they don't need you

But I just wanted to upvote you for your handle,

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It's November 2018, and Microsoft's super-secure Edge browser can be pwned eight different ways by a web page

stiine

Re: Never mind the flaw, look at the *pattern*.

re: If you violate the EULA, you lose the right to utilise the copy-right for the software

So? You simply take that dvd, scribble Do Not Use on it, drop it in your safe and buy a 2nd copy. fuck the eula from dvd #1, you're using dvd #2.

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stiine

Re: if an open source project had MAJOR flaw rates like this

re: Microsoft

Do you mean to tell me that cut-and-paste isn't the same as writing new code?

What does this really say about the Chakra Core?

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Open the pod bay doors: Voice of HAL 9000 Douglas Rain dies at 90

stiine
Coffee/keyboard

just in yime then...

I saw the Christopher Nolan re'release on Imax this summer.

I loved it.... but my now, my girlfriend won't ever go with me to see another movie...ever again...

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Bruce Schneier: You want real IoT security? Have Uncle Sam start putting boots to asses

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Unhappy

Re: It's Hopeless I Tell You!

I hear that quantum entaglement will insure that all quantum-derived crypto is broken as its created.

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Slabs, huh, what are they are good for? Er, not quite absolutely nothing

stiine

i'm on #5

All of them have been Samsing Galaxy Tab S's. The first stopped taking a charge, the 2nd was sat on and looks like a 'v',the third was lost, the 4th was stepped on and looks like a 'u'. Along with #4, i got one for my better half. With #3, i got one for her girl as a graduation present.

I love the highres display and will probably get a bluetooth keyboard/mouse this year. The reason for that is that I can use my tablet, vpn and rdp software, and not have to carry a laptop when i'm on call.

I'd like to put one in each of my vehicles for google maps, and by every flatscreen for casting, but the price is too steep...

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Supreme Court raises eyebrows at Google's cozy $8.5m legal deal

stiine

Re: @ST The Bret thing

re: Ian.

You missed the part they they both were probably lying.

To me, there's no difference between lying by omission and lying because you no longer remember what was actually said or done. I, personally, don't trust my memory as far as I can throw it (which is about 6 feet.)

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Facebook sets Linux kernel tools free

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oomd - for reigning in developers who shouldn't be

Why would you need to run oomd on a system where your applications are in cgroups? Can someone explain this? Or is it a matter of left-hand, right-hand nil communicado?

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It's been a week since engineers approved a new DNS encryption standard and everyone is still yelling

stiine

And that's exactly why I configure the DNS settings in firefox to be disabled.

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stiine

Re: big question

Funny...

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stiine
Facepalm

Re: The whole thing is just utterly depressing

re: Spazturle

What it really does is take control of DNS out of local administrators' hands and forces even tiny companies to use https proxies to prevent this traffic from reaching its end-point.

In one network I manage, they use OpenDNS. In order to insure that every machine in the company uses the opendns proxies, only the DC's and those proxies are allowed to make dns queries to the internet, everyone else will get a timeout. if they move to DoH, I'll have to stand up a https proxy and then reject DoH traffic.

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Science: Broke brats glued to the web while silk-stocking scions have better things to do

stiine
Devil

oh, yeah

My girlfriend has excellent digital skills.

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Twilio tweaks twicky twalkative bot toows to dewight devewopers: It's Autopilot for chat apps

stiine

best description ever.

"Second, the cloud comms biz is debuting a service called <Pay>, the great-than and less-than signs serving to appeal to developers, enrage copy editors, and make content management systems choke on unclosed HTML tags."

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Party like it's 1989... SVGA code bug haunts VMware's house, lets guests flee to host OS

stiine
Pint

don't feel bad

I was just graduating High School in 1987...oh. I am old, too.

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Icahn to Dell investors: You can't touch this DVMT offer

stiine
Coffee/keyboard

silver lake or icahn

Which one do I like the least...its a tossup.

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Yale Weds: Just some system maintenance, nothing to worry about. Yale Thurs: Nobody's smart alarm app works

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Re: "I can’t enter my property I only have the App!"...

re AC "In my experience on the Hell Desk, the phrases "I'm an engineer" or "I work in IT" usually means the grand sum of the caller's technical experience is that they once upgraded the video card in a computer that they purchased from a retail store."

You must work for Comcast or AT&T.

The last time I called AT&T to report a problem with their equipment, I had to remove my commercial firewall and connect the link directly to my pc because they said my commercial firewall (which had only recently been relocated from an office network to my home network) was not compatible with their service (that was the same at both the office, and my house).

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Juniper shows its intent with Dev, er, no, sorry, make that... EngNet

stiine

Bad news

Unless the network saavy of developers has increased massively in the last 30 years, and as far as I can tell, it hasn't, this is going to be an unmitigated disaster. I'm not saying there aren't any developers who understand networking and security, but it's a very, very low number.

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Russian rocket goes BOOM again – this time with a crew on it

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Coffee/keyboard

re: wheeeee!

They're now members of an even more exclusive club than that of astronauts/cosmonauts, and members of the more exclusive club of 'astronauts/cosmonauts who've been to space'.. The club for those who's spaceflight aborted during ascent......and didn't kill them.

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stiine

Re: "viable and tested emergency system"

And just what would the passengers in 1st class do if the pilots ejected from a 787?

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Mozilla grants distrusted Symantec certs a stay of execution, claims many sites yet to make switch

stiine
FAIL

Who, and how much?

I want to know who got the bribe and how much they got. At this point, there's no reason to extend it.

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

stiine
Happy

Re: Castration anxiety

Oh, but sometimes its so very satisfying to watch.

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Convenient switch hides an inconvenient truth

stiine
FAIL

Re: Sounds familiar...

"Same here. We have alarms people using old telephone cable even though we have not supported it for over a decade (we're all IP now). The Estates department are a law unto themselves."

That's probably because the local Health & Safety regulations require it. No VoIP phones in elevators.

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stiine

Re: stairs and hallways lights...

You should aslo keep one hand in the other back pocket. This will prevent you from turning your chest in to a resistor with two arms as leads.

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On the third day of Windows Microsoft gave to me: A file-munching run of DELTREE

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Re: On the third day of Windows Microsoft gave to me:

Have you not wached Anthony Bourdan's No Reservations, apparently Christmas season starts in October in the Phillipines.

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Apple forgot to lock Intel Management Engine in laptops, so get patching

stiine

Re: ME capability should be fused

I disagree, jumpers are perfectly valid for laptops. My Thinkpad already has two panels on the bottom that open with a couple of screws, and the keyboard is removable on the top. Welcome to the 1970's...

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US mobe owners will get presidential text message at 2:18 pm Eastern Time

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Mushroom

Re: Just an observation.

That we could do anything about?

Absolutely fucking nothing.

The only event that would merit a real presidential alert would be the simultaneous launching of ICBMs by every nation in the world, including the U.S.

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stiine
Holmes

re: WWJD

Well, since J is for Jessie, I guess the correct answer is: He'd rob the train.

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Your specialist subject? The bleedin' obvious... Feds warn of RDP woe

stiine
Unhappy

re: sucking data

Yes you can, you may be only able to exfiltrate 1 line per second, but given time, I can extract any text file that I can reach, and if the clipboard is available, I can do it in just a few clicks.

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stiine

Re: Useful advice that won't help

I hate to break it to you, but Windows Server 2012 R2 does come with RDP disabled by default.

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Internet be nimble, internet be QUIC, Cloudflare shows off new networking shtick

stiine

if they want to do way with round-trip-times

All they have to do is bring back multicast. We used to multicast the quarterly all-hands broadcasts on our LAN back in the 1990's.

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

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Flame

robo call numbers

Last year, I probably received 6 calls a day from non-working numbers in on my area code and exchange (the first 6 digits of a 10 digit U.S. phone number), and since I don't actually know anyone with a number that close to mine, I never answered them. This year, I get anywhere from 4-12 calls per day but they now come from area code+exchange+/-2.

The only way I know to solve this problem (short of dropping the planet into a black hole) is to force telecoms to require proof of ownership of a number before it can be substituted for outgoing CLID. But I'm not sure how to make that simple enough since there's no reason a company has to acquire all of its numbers from a single company.

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Linux kernel's 'seat warmer' drops 4.19-rc5 with – wow – little drama

stiine

Re: Gamify it

And when you reach -20, we shoot you. Is that ok with you, too?

And can we start L.P. off at -18?

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Facebook sued for exposing content moderators to Facebook

stiine
Unhappy

Re: I downvoted him

She's a damn actress, so I'm also concerned who's going go show up in court. She's also into AI and veganism, which is a terrible combination for someone who's expected to watch cats, dogs, cows, horses, and humans being minced.

I wonder if she didn't fail to get hired by facebook in one of her specialty fields, and picked this god-forsaken job just to get back at them for not hiring her directly.

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Facepalm

I downvoted him

Because if you are hired to be a content moderator, you're typicaly only ever going to see (content that needs to be moderated) images that are worse than terrible. If you can't take it, resign, quit, go on strike, etc. do whatever you have to do to not do that job except for taping your mouse to the table, turning off your monitor, and clicking 'allow' for 8 hours/day.

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How an over-zealous yank took down the trading floor of a US bank

stiine
Happy

Re: Console

What model? The DPS-8/47 wouldn't, neither would a dual DPS-90 or dual DPS-8000.

Ah, memories.

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stiine
Unhappy

Re: stdin?

re: Even DOS had stdin, stdout and stderr ...

Jake, surely you know better, every Microsoft error message was a Network Error*.

* - No, I'm never ever going to forgive Bill Gates for that.

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FCC's 5G masterstroke little more than big biz cash giveaway – expert

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Unhappy

Re: It's a G thing

You've got that backwards, 5G will require 10-20 times more towers that 3G/4G.

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Microsoft pulls plug on IPv6-only Wi-Fi network over borked VPN fears

stiine

Re: "IPv4-only hosts are unreachable without either a dual stack or an address translator"

"The guys who developed v6 weren't stupid or arrogant."

Techically, you are correct, but change that 'or' to an 'and' and the sentence becomes a lie.

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Sysadmin misses out on paycheck after student test runs amok

stiine

when I was running things in the 80's

We never let student or faculty jobs run at the same priority level as the SIS (student information system) or Accounting jobs. There were users in the physics department who's jobs would run for over a week because they ran at such a low priority that any (i hesitate to say 'real job') (ah!) university critical job, like payroll, grades, etc. always ran with a higher priority. That being said, from about 11:30 pm until 7:45 am, the physics department could keep all of the processors at 100% for weeks at a time.

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or in the case of a hospital

No longer allowing vaccuuming or buffing in the data center. hint, the bottom row of tapes on every rack were wiped by the buffer... it took about a month to discover this, and it was only discovered when the CE was in laaate at night performing maintenance when the janitor rolled the buffer onto the raised floor.

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

stiine
Coffee/keyboard

You owe me a new keyboard...

Somehow, I don't see the guilty party writing it up as you seem to think they would.

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stiine

Re: I'd like to know

Assuming that their production systems had current, non-expired certificates, then the copies of the old certificates on the monitoring system wouldn't have allowed the monitoring system to actually decrypt the data, and as was pointed out above, their system was configured to fail-open, instead of fail-closed.

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Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for my 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help

stiine

Re: I'll get flamed for this...

No, there's always openVMS.

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stiine

Re: Time for Linus to retire.

I had the same thoughts, remembering PulseAudio, zeroconf, and of course, systemd. He's going to take over and make popcorn out of Linux.

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Redis does a Python, crushes 'offensive' master, slave code terms

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Re: We can't be having descriptive nomenclature.

Probably Type-N. The type that you can pump kilowatts through without arcing, melting, or catching fire.

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Article 13 pits Big Tech and bots against European creatives

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Happy

If you're going to build a website in the EU

I think I have a solution. Once you have your website built, but before you open it to the public, you simply have to write a letter to the collection societies (BMG, ASCAP, etc. see here for a bigger list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_copyright_collection_societies ) and tell them that you've built a copyright filter and that in order to prevent the upload of their copyrighted works, they'll need to send you, at no charge, a digital copy of every work that they expect your filter to block. Tell them that if they don't expect you to block a particular work, they should withhold it from you.

Sign them.

Date them.

Send them via registered mail.

If they don't send you a couple of trucks full of dvds, you're free to allow your users to upload anything that they've refused to provide you with.

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Unhappy

Re: Does Orlowski ever do an unbiased piece?

No, we used to simply skip the articles with his by-line.

Now, we can't because the new format doesn't always indicate the author.

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Cisco shoves more GPUs in AI server for deep learning, still doesn't play Crysis

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Happy

well, hell

They've re-invented the mainframe. Congratulations server makers.

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