* Posts by muhfugen

33 posts • joined 28 May 2018

Visited the Grand Canyon since 2000? You'll have great photos – and maybe a teensy bit of unwanted radiation


Re: Amazingly reasonable reporting here

They're still widely used here in the US for glow in the dark gun sights

Cop films chap on body-worn cam because he 'complains about cops a lot'. Chap complains


Re: No wonder

You dont understand what the words "break in" mean do you?

Defaulting to legacy Internet Explorer just to keep that one, weird app working? Knock it off


Re: I've always felt uncomfortable with this statement

The problem isnt that the web UI is broken, its that you're not using a CLI that'll work with a terminal from the 1970s or a SSH client 10 years from now.

Mumsnet data leak: Moaning parents could see other users' privates after cloud migration


Re: Mumsnet penetrated

How are they not a communication provider, if all their customers do is whine about their lives on it? That is the very definition of communication provider.

Only plebs use Office 2019 over Office 365, says Microsoft's weird new ad campaign


Re: Nothing like having your work day extended a few more hours because 'The Cloud' is unavailable.

You do realize this would be the use case for 2019?

A second preview of .NET Core 3? Shucks, Microsoft. You spoil us


Re: Coincidentally ...

Here in the US if you see something like that it isnt clueless recruiters, its H1B visa fraud. So they can say they couldnt find an American applicant with the required skills.

Whats(goes)App must come down... World in shock as Zuck decides to intertwine Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp


Re: Telegram

Because a program which you have to log in with your phone number is that much better to keeping you from being tracked.

The Apple Mac is 35 years old. Behold the beige box of the future


Re: Typical el Reg

"light years ahead"

Funny because my mid-2014 rMBP has a severely pitted case because my sweat has dissolved it. I've only ever had this problem with macs because no one else bothers to use an anodized aluminum case. The aluminum safety on my pistol isnt pitted at all. Sure i've held it a lot less, but it also isnt anodized and is just bare metal.

Intel boss: Expect chip shortages into mid-2019, stumbling server processor sales this year


Re: Expect chip shortages into mid-2019...

You have no idea what competitive even means do you? You're comparing a chip which scales to 8 sockets to one which can only scale to 2. Show me anything from AMD which even scales to 8 sockets How daft are you?

Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently


Re: Google are crafty

Because SSL inspection isnt common on any modern firewall?


Re: Google are cunts

Because that content would still take up resources of one kind or another.

Get in the bin: Let's Encrypt gives admins until February 13 to switch off TLS-SNI-01


Re: so you can validate via DNS...

"How is that different from any other SSL certificate provider?"


Cops told: No, you can't have a warrant to force a big bunch of people to unlock their phones by fingerprint, face scans


Re: An example of why some things should always go in front of a judge

I hate to break it to you, but the judiciary is a branch of government.

Facebooker swatted, Kaspersky snares an NSA thief, NASA server exposed, and more


Re: Take down the power grid? Old News.

Sounds like a bunch of bullshit. Their cursors moving around the screen? Because things like ssh, rdp or x window servers all of which allow multiple sessions dont exist? I really doubt state sponsored attackers would put so little effort in to their malware that it is nothing more than goto assist.


"You can see why this would be an extremely useful tool to anyone wanting to infiltrate the US space agency."

Pretty sure all this information would be available under a FOIA request.

Talk about beating heads against brick walls... Hard disk drive unit shipments slowly spinning down


Re: Or drop in system sales?

"Many of the "SSD" sold in popular entry level kit are nothing like "enterprise" SSD either and can be slower sequential write"

What SSDs are you referring to? SD cards? Just about any consumer grade SSD of the past 5 years beats a comparable HDD at sequential write throughput

Excuse me, sir. You can't store your things there. Those 7 gigabytes are reserved for Windows 10


Re: I think I can spare 7Gb out of the 8Tb I'm using for storage at the moment.

Funny because my Windows VM templates are well under 10GB each. I really have no idea how the people in these threads have no idea how to install Windows from a Microsoft ISO instead of the bloatware riddled vendor supplied disk, and to remove unnecessary feature installers, or the uninstallation files for updates.

Jeep hacking lawsuit shifts into gear for trial after US Supremes refuse to hit the brakes


Re: So...

Because those systems do have business being on the same bus. So people cant watch video or browse the internet on their head unit while the vehicle is being driven. So you can display diagnostic information such as the TPMS sensor values on the head unit. Thats like asking why would you ever want a monitor to be connected to your computer, because someone could hack your computer because DisplayPort can carry USB data.

And lo! Tim Cook becometh tech Jesus. But with more awards


Re: Well duh

"at least they tell me up-front what I need to pay them and what I'll get for it"

They tell you that your keyboard will break if it gets dust on it? That the CPU will heavily throttle due to overheating if you use it for anything more than casual web browsing, or if it is a phone more than a couple years old? That any cable from them will biodegrade after a year or two of use because they dont want to use PVC? That their cases will dissolve and corrode from contact with skin?

I think I found the fanboi.

Windows 10 or Cisco Advanced Malware Protection: Pick one


Software which hooks undocumented system calls may be incompatible with future versions of a operating system? Who would have thought.

What a meth: Woman held for 3 months after cops mistake candy floss for hard drugs


"The moral of the story? Ensure every suspicious nook and cranny of your motor is clear of anything even remotely resembling a controlled substance."

Or just tell the cops to go fvck themselves when they ask to search your car, and cite the tth amendment.

Euro consumer groups: We think Android tracking is illegal


Re: (sees mention of Google maps in headline ...)

"Waze is the answer"

You do realize Waze is owned/developed by Google?



"And that's not even considering that every citizen has a voice in choosing its government in a democracy."

They actually don't. Since you're bringing up US politics, in virtually every election, the largest constituent has been those who have abstained as they thought none of the politicians were fit for office. Their voices are however routinely ignored by NPCs.

Huawei MateBook Pro X: PC makers look out, the phone guys are here


Re: I rather like it, but for one detail

HP EliteBooks

Oracle sued by app sales rep: I made tens of millions for Larry, then fired for being neither young nor male – claim


It begs the question if Oracle discriminates against her for her gender, why did they even hire her in the first place?

Azure, Office 365 go super-secure: Multi-factor auth borked in Europe, Asia, USA


US too

I have some customers in the US who are now locked out of their email accounts on their desktops. Microsoft says its not a big deal because their phone is still working.

John McAfee is 'liable' for 2012 death of Belize neighbour, rules court


Re: Extradiction unlikely

Are you daft? You do understand this is a civil case not a criminal one? And since the law enforcement organizations in Belize dropped the charges against him, there is criminal case to extradite him on anyways.

Solid state of fear: Euro boffins bust open SSD, Bitlocker encryption (it's really, really dumb)


Not sure why you (or the twitter guy) is blaming Microsoft. They're just using a standards based API. Its the drive vendor's fault for this vulnerability. Also this has nothing to do with SSDs, there are plenty of self encrypting HDDs.

Cloudflare invites folk to dabble in the 'distributed web' with InterPlanetary File System gateway


" users can host content themselves without big hosts as gatekeepers"

With the Cloudflare gateway this will still happen as evidenced by what they did with The DailyStormer.

Desktop hypervisor fiends. Both of you. VMware's testing a new cut of Workstation


It would be nice after all these years they would fix fundamental problems with their desktop hypervisors like Fusion being utterly incapable for automatically reconnecting to a vCenter server after the computer goes to sleep, instead of adding features like a REST API which few will use. Bugs like this show that their developers never actually use their own products in their daily workflows.

Whois? No, Whowas: Incoming Euro privacy rules torpedo domain registration system


Re: "Whois" is already basically worthless

You worked for a CERT but didnt know about ARIN/RIPE or any other registry?

Buggy software could lock a Jeep's cruise control


Re: It's maybe even a little worse

You should bother to read a data sheet some time. The more expensive push button is rated for 50 amps, meanwhile the switch you listed is only rated for 30 amps. If your looking at cost per amp, the push button is cheaper at $0.33 per amp compared to $0.34 for the mechanical.

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