* Posts by stiine

169 posts • joined 9 May 2018

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FCC: Oh no, deary me. What a shame. Too bad, so sad we can't do net neutrality appeal during the US govt shutdown

stiine

Re: While I agree the speaker of the house shouldn't leave the US

Or, as somewhere suggested, let them get to Afganistan or Greece and then revoke the authorization and the plane.

Man drives 6,000 miles to prove Uncle Sam's cellphone coverage maps are wrong – and, boy, did he manage it

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Re: PSA

Nice. Thanks for that info.

Lawyers' secure email network goes down, firm says it'll take 2 weeks to restore

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Re: Read the Secret Barrister's tweets

Or anti-social media.

Lords of the DNS remind admins about Flag Day, Juniper likes Watson and more

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Re: DNS/EDNS Flag Day?

Thank you for the explanation.

Say GDP-aaaRrrgh, streamers: Max Schrems is coming for you, Netflix and Amazon

stiine

I think you're being a little too optomistic...

Microsoft partner portal 'exposes 'every' support request filed worldwide' today

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Re: Microsfot

That would be fucking hilarious.

DNAaaahahaha: Twins' 23andMe, Ancestry, etc genetic tests vary wildly, surprising no one

stiine

Re: Pardon me, but...

Murder isn't necessary, a rape by your cousin will do.

stiine

not read any coments yet....

But I think these two twins should wait about 6 months and re-run their experiment, comparing not only the new tests to the new test, but also to the old tests.

If possible, they should also try to get at least a dozen pairs of identical twins and submit them as well.

Some twins in the U.S. need to do this as well so that we can have DNS tests accuracy actually demonstrated to the courts.

US midterms barely over when Russians came knocking on our servers (again), Democrats claim

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Mushroom

Re: Any bets?

Hell yes, I'd love to have a chance to kill a bunch of people without having to worry about the consequences.

stiine

how true

We don't want anyone who has ties to mainland China because there's a better than even chance that the only reason they are here is for corporate espionage.

stiine

Re: Always blaming Russia

Bullshit. No spammer is going to try haking some minor-caste in India who makes $1650/year. There'd be no fucking point. 66% of senators and 41% of House members are millionaires, so wouldn't that be a fucking nice target for ....just about everyone? In addition, they write laws, I'm sure they don't read them because some of them seem to have trouble making sense, even when trying to read from a prepared statement, so if you could change sentence by adding a 'not' or add a decimal place, wouldn't that be a fucking joke.

Looming EU copyright rules – tackling Google news article scraping, installing upload filters – under fire from all sides

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Happy

yes

That's what the Spanish found.

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Nice hatchet piece, Kieren

I think this hit-peice should have been posted under Editorials.

stiine

Re: Wow.

I agree, but why stop there. I suggest downvoting the author: Kieren McCarthy.

stiine

Re: Fair Use

In addition, one of the things pointed ignored by the story author, Google doesn't put any ads on https://news.google.com.

stiine
FAIL

Re: ....unless they can prove its not copyrighted

Yes you can sell copies of the Mona Lisa. It was painted in 1503 or 1504. Leonardo da Vinci lived until 1519, so, life + 70 as currenty copyright in the EU is means that the copyright expired in 1574. This means, as long as you aren't selling them as originals by L. da Vinci, you've been able to sell copies for over 440 years.

Oracle boss's Brexit Britain trip shutdown due to US government shutdown

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FAIL

Yes, they're called U.S. Post Office locations.

This July, Google will weep for there are no more worlds to banhammer: 'Bad ads' to be blocked globally

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Devil

Re: Trust

What would you like to go wrong? Anything is possible.

Happy new year, readers. Yes, we have threaded comments, an image-lite mode, and more...

stiine

Re: A question about buttons...

No, ads don't require javascript. Ads are either a block of text with markup, or are .jpg/png/etc images of a uniform size... Anything else isn't an ad.

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Facepalm

Re: Not even close

This explains why m.theregister.co.uk stopped working over the holidays.

On my tablet, which has a screen 1/4 the size of my laptop but twice the resolution, there's no way to force El Reg into dumb mode because it thinks I've got a 42" monitor...

Congratulations, any more advances like this and you'll be qualified to work for Microsoft.

Huawei CEO defiant on security claims, vows to be so good, 'no market can keep us away'

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really?

Are you sure you've removed the NSA hacks from the Cisco software you copied to run on the Cisco hardware you copied?

Your mates vape. Your boss quit smoking. You promised to quit in 2019. But how will Big Tobacco give it up?

stiine

Re: give it up?

Thank god. Otherwise the damn prices would be even higher.

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FAIL

Re: Look out

Yes, its absolutely logical, if I'm going to have a head-on collision, I'll hit a Ford Taurus instead of a Kenworth W990.

Dev's telnet tinkering lands him on out-of-hour conference call with CEO, CTO, MD

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WTF?

You can't get here

Some time between 1988 and 1992, we replaced our Honeywell DPS-8/70 with a Honeywell-Bull Dual DPS-90.

So, the system has been installed (that was fun, too), and its running. Honeywell-Bull flies a group of sales and engineering folks to our location to try to sell us ARES, their relational database product that's just been release. The computer room's on the first floor, and the dog-and-pony show is going on in the 3rd-floor conference room. And....the system crashes. Of course, this interrupts the activities on the 3rd floor, so when the sytem administrator, who was my boss, comes in to the computer room, he's followed by one of the OS developers. My boss picks up the phone and calls support. When he explains what has happened, and what the error message says, he's met with disbelief. Now, on the DPS-90, the operator console is actually semi-intelligent, so he hits return enough times to advance the console log far enough out of the console printer to read the last line, and he then reads "......YOU CAN'T GET HERE" to support. After they again dismiss his description, he calls the very conveniently on-site OS developer and hands him the phone and says 'you tell them what it says.' The OS dev tells the support person who he is, that the error does, in fact, read 'you can't get here', and to please transfer him to so-and-so, who we find out later was the author of one of the main subsystems. He then explained the situation: hardware - Dual '-90, 6 FEPs, etc; the software: CP-6 (don't remember which version, probably E00), and the error message; and can he please find it and call us back with a recommendation,and he hangs up. We got a call about 20 minutes later with a suggestion to check some physical connection in a specific cabinet (I don't recall whether it was a connection to the tape controller or disk controller), and lo-and-behold, there was a connector that was only secured on one end and had begun to pull apart at the other end.

After reconnecting, and securing, that connection, we were able to boot the sytem normally.

Windows 10 can carry on slurping even when you're sure you yelled STOP!

stiine

Re: "Privacy Officer" at MS

Why a joke? The didn't say it was a customer privacy officer.

Why millions of Brits' mobile phones were knackered on Thursday: An expired Ericsson software certificate

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Re: Oops

Then you have to renew it every 11 months. Why is that so hard?

Although I agree that it should be 375 days so you can effectively schedule it every 12 months.

Wow, what a lovely early Christmas present for Australians: A crypto-busting super-snoop law passes just in time

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Devil

Re: In other news...

It would make math easier, too.*

* - Unless you need to navigate

Oz opposition folds, agrees to give Australians coal in their stockings this Christmas

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Black Helicopters

Re: You can read my SMSs but you can take my WhatsApps from my cold dead hands

35 years ago. At least that's when I heard the not-so-funny-now joke of applying for a job at the NSA by calling your grandmother and asking for an application.

Tumblr resorts to AI in attempt to scrub itself clean from filth

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Did that already...

On a different note, is this going to impact the mastectomy survivors page that has the women, from very young and attractive to quite old and not-so-much, some of them nude, breast-less and proud to be alive and female, to the ones dressed as Amazonian single-breasted archers, replete with star-shaped scars on their chest where their breast had been. All of these images are both porn (at least to me) and at the same time a celebration of continued life after the big C...cancer.

stiine

Re: Let the Prisoners go Free!

Oh, yes it is....but you can only recognise it if you are an adept.

Apple co-founder and former CEO has the most expensive John Hancock on the planet

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Happy

Re: The old Salvador Dali trick

I bet that would be an interesting art exhibit.

It's nearly 2019, and your network can get pwned through an oscilloscope

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Re: FFS

Why in hell would they need to know what the screen is displaying? All they have to do is add a small +- random value, generated each time you turn it on or after 24 hours, to every reading that gets displayed/printed/logged/etc, and viola, your osciloscope is useless and your products are going to be garbage.

Domain name 'admin' role eyed up as latest victim of Whois system's GDPRmeggdon

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ok?

So, how many form submissions reporting abuse (email spam or port probing) should it take before a domain (any domain from stupidgame.co.uk to www.bmw.de) can be disabled due to ignored or unanswered complaints?

I'd be especially interested in a response from Lee D.

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.

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

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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...

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

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Pint

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

But I just wanted to upvote you for your handle,

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.

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?

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

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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...

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

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Re: It's Hopeless I Tell You!

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

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...

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

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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.)

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?

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.

stiine

Re: big question

Funny...

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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.

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

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Devil

oh, yeah

My girlfriend has excellent digital skills.

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

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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."

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

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Pint

don't feel bad

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

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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