* Posts by Thunderpants

12 posts • joined 8 Aug 2018

At least Sony offered a t-shirt, says macOS flaw finder: Bug bounties now for Macs if you want this 0-day, Apple


I guess all Apple has to do is include macOS in the bug bounty process and he can then submit the details through that program subject to its existing terms and conditions?

Freedom! Diodes Inc saves Scottish fab from closure in £50m buyout


Some good news for once. Nice one Diodes!

Are you sure your disc drive has stopped rotating, or are you just ignoring the messages?


I'm reminded of the Simpsons episode - King Size Homer ...


If I could turn back time, I'd tell you to keep that old Radarange at home


Re: Pesky microwaves

We had something similar where a radio link became unusable in the months following its installation. It turned out there was a tree inbetween the line of site that impacted the link during the summer months.

We classified the issue as a .... spanning .... tree problem ....


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


No, I don't think those companies are any better but in most cases, you generally fire up the app/page concerned after you've logged into the OS. Microsoft appear to be slurping data the moment you login to Windows.

Amazon Alexa is a concern for different reasons, obviously.

Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server


Re: Just go Linux "Take my Linux ... please!"

"I dunno, so many people pay over $100 for MS Windows, and pay hundreds of dollars in premium hardware costs to run MacOS, Linux fanbois can't give their pet OS away for free, and those same fanbois are convinced their pet OS is the best for the wider public."

Gaming unfortunately. The only reason I don't run Linux. The stuff I play only works on Windows and experimentation into emulation with Wine or alternatives hasn't been a great success :(

Day two – and Windows 10 October 2018 Update trips over Intel audio


Re: Edge?

"thats not quite as much spyware by design"

It might not have as much spyware by design (dunno, I've not really looked into it) but I can say having installed it on a VM yesterday, it's on a par with Google for shoving advertising down your throat.

Congratulations - you've installed the upgrade successfully - by the way, here's MSN spam spam.

Supermicro wraps crypto-blanket around server firmware to hide it from malware injectors


Re: No BMC jokes ?

"Morris Marina"

Shirley the "quartic" steering wheel of the Allegro was even funnier?

Prenda lawyer pleads guilty to moneyshot honeypot scheme

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Re: The Prisoner of Prenda?

"toilet-plumber boys club"


We've Amber heard a NASty rumour: Marvell man touts private cloud box


"The product is said to perform better if it is installed in front of a home router, rather than behind it."

As old fashioned as I probably sound, I think I'll keep my own NAS behind my firewall thanks! :)

Prank 'Give me a raise!' email nearly lands sysadmin with dismissal

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Re: Mailing list fail

Mailing Lists can be great fun.

We used to get announcements from our upstream service provider via an "updates" mailing list which unfortunately (for them) they had failed to secure. Someone replied to an announcement requesting to be unsubscribed from this list. This was subsequently broadcast to everyone on said list. Before they secured it, all sorts of stuff was going on - I think the last message I saw was someone offering to sell a pair of skis ....

It's a phone with a peel, but you'll have to wait a bit more for retro Nokia


Thanks for the review! I was thinking about getting one of these but I might sit tight for a bit until it settles down.

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