* Posts by overunder

114 posts • joined 22 Aug 2018


Oh snap: AWS has only gone and brought out its own Backup


Re: Not so secret secret

I think your point is overlooked in this article. Yes, it seems the next logical move is to sell a service to backup the backup of the backup. You know, eventually your going to be better off with your own hardware (you are already, but learning curves apply).

But yeh, seems like a scare tactic to take even more money.

Happy Thursday! 770 MEEELLLION email addresses and passwords found in yuge data breach


A big blob of passwords are found...

The fix... please create a big blob of your passwords.

A billion-dollar question: What was really behind Qualcomm's surprise ten-digit gift to Apple?


Re: I do wonder...

Ignore the above, I'm 100% wrong, I need to check my own time line. Sorry, I always forget OSX started on PPC (and I won't debate what a P4's performance Vs. the performance of a AMD overclocked at 20,000volts).


Re: I do wonder...

"...at that point Intel had their new Core chips which were head and shoulders above AMD's offerings at the time"

Ummm, no they weren't. Perhaps you're remembering another time line. Apple switched to x86 when Intel was still insisting on _NOT_ using x64, during their "Itanium Everywhere, Lock You In!" campaign. AMD was far in front, so why did Apple choose Intel back then? Hmmmm, gee, what could it be... It wasn't until the Intel iseries did AMD basically drop the ball and leave the court (apparently they're back though).

Off hand, I can't think of 1 core duo that was better than my equivalent AMD's, which I'm finding odd right now (although they were undoubtedly cooler).

Great, you've moved your website or app to HTTPS. How do you test it? Here's a tool to make local TLS certs painless


Re: Lol arcane knowledge of memory management

But is the lesson actually about the hardware memory or just memory in general? That is why I specifically suggest object pools. But here's the strange thing, apparently that is becoming too "difficult" to learn or teach. So you now need a M.I.T. degree to learn such practices? Bullshit. Once you skip over memory management, you're completely dependent on some garbage collector. And once you're dependent on that, the cuffs are off and your wasting all kinds of things you don't even know you're wasting.

It may come down to laziness or lack of mathematical skills, but 1 thing is for sure, the current teaching practices are becoming lazy and non-mathema. You might want to get back to teaching in some form you're now comfortable with.


Re: Lol arcane knowledge of memory management

WTF? If you attended a school that didn't teach memory management get your money back! If you still don't understand it, go read something on object pools or stack/heap in general.

I know the University of Javascript or whatever pushes idiocy and "Make it new, rename it." * , but you still want to know the established necessities.

* Browse random npm's for node.js, it's laughable... but I still like V8 :-p.

Peak Apple: This time it's SERIOUS, Tim


Re: Market "too emotional?"

Speaking of emotion, it must be REALLY bad at Apple right now.

"Apple's most important contribution to mankind has been in health."

Desperate PR or DESPERATE PR?

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.

"Admittedly, disk cleanup needs to be automatic, or prompt the user... "

Not again, please not again. Some of us are old enough to remember when it was "automatic". Bored enough one time, I replaced the broom and pan with shovel and shit, never went back to default. At Win 2K, the party ended with such modifications (rightfully).

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


Re: So...

"So people cant watch video or browse the internet on their head unit while the vehicle is being driven."

Great point!! Keep them coming!!


Sent from my Android phone (car_dashboard).

Hands off that Facebook block button, public officials told by judges in First Amendment row


Re: One step closer

"It says nothing about adding additional "cards".

Politics aside here... Do you mean adding cards to the deck isn't "stacking"? As it most certainly is. "Ace up your sleeve" doesn't imply origin of the Ace, but it does imply a mutation of the shared stack, thus stacking.


Re: Also facebook

"Conservatives aren't censored for being conservative."

You've missed the entire point and at the same time highlight it. You're giving an opinion, as you can't prove it, but as long as the Reg doesn't delete your comment, I can prove you aren't rambling about shit.


Re: Also facebook

"It would be nice if FB would be upfront about censoring conservatives"

I upvoted you because _IF_ FB is a _PUBLIC_ forum, how could their disagreement with your conversation result in silencing you without explaining the reason to anyone who asked for it? Permitting that in a public forum is a hush tactic that is almost certainly illegal in some way, as records should be kept for inquiry, at least in a real public forum. Apparently FB is a public...forum.

I think this particular "public forum" is only happy to be one when it suits the bottom line. Facebook is corrupt dude, Mark Zuckerberg deserves life in prison.

This is the final straw, evil Microsoft. Making private GitHub repos free? You've gone too far


Re: As ever

"Who are the owners of Linux, GPL, and GitLab and what are their goals?"

WTF? GitLab owns GitLab. GPL is owned by $insertLanguage, and Linux is owned by... me.

BTW, I forgot LinkedIn existed, so thanks for reminding me, I guess.


Re: As ever

"Why apologize for a company which you know gives you hives on a regular basis, but otherwise doesn't give a flying fuck about you, yourself,"

The obvious reason, holding shares of Microsoft. Want me to tell you how great a certain pharma company is regardless of the truth?

Probability is a real thing, so MS will probably destroy it. That is the positive view, the negative view requires even the most profane person to use ****'s. Like so many things in life, a magic 8ball will give the correct answer.

Linux reaches the big five (point) oh


Re: If only...

"they didn't have to build so much driver shit straight into the kernel they wouldn't need to do so many releases..."

Sure, and the latest Windows version is 5 better than this. I'll glee in glory at my Windows 10 as soon as my machine applies the 12 update releases since yesterday.

You can blame laziness as much as greed for Apple's New Year shock


Re: Apple are stuck.

They're not stuck by the image of prestige, but by the fact they don't know how to make less "prestigous" products. The reason for that this article nails... greed. Apple isn't stuck, they're greedy.


"It's that monthly that buyers look at."

Yes but, while the initial cost of Apple hardware is factored in, it's also factored out when the carrier bundles it. At that point the argument jumps to carriers rather than Apple. If you state that carries nearly randomly make up a price for the hardware higher than they paid... sure. The correlation between buying hardware outright vs contract is measured in how much more you generally pay with the contract (which a lot of people don't understand), which again, isn't an Apple debate.

Insiders! The good news: Windows 10 Sandbox is here for testing. Bad news: Microsoft has already broken it


Re: Windows sandbox

What could be concerning is that if it is reliant on a web browsers code, it's soon to be reliant on Google's Chromium. I wouldn't be surprised if you'd have to eventually login to Outlook and eventually Facebook to use it. Of course in the end, it's going to run regardless in contrast to your interest and gather data on you. But don't worry about your data... its "sandboxed".

Crystal ball gazers declare that Windows 10 has finally overtaken Windows 7


Re: It's my fault

"It really looks like something that you'd do for a kids computer to get them started."

That's what an adult thinks, what a kid thinks is why do I have to press so many things with no reward. Uhhh...

I strongly discourage children to use Windows 10 if they want to keep their imagination. With adults I don't strongly discourage them, I just mildly discourage them (and there's a few I've encouraged ;-P)


The Back Button Dependency

With the exception of KDE, all desktops feel like a Linux desktop from 2001.

Mac OS 10 is nearly 20 years old, and it shows. Windows 10 is a confusing pascal colored 2D deck of cards with mostly empty space. Gnome still thinks Windows XP with active desktop is cool. EVERY mobile OS/Gui reminds me of a books opening chapter page with a picture of a rabbit to describe context.

I hope you like bland hopeless GUI's with recursive page trails to back out of, then back out of, then back out of again.

Silicon Valley CEO thrown in the cooler for three years, ordered to pay back $1.5m for bullsh*tting investors


Re: Just gonna quote Mr. Rogers here...

@The Nazz: To scrutinize like that, could anyone ever quote an Elvis song?

Just put the image over our username.


Just put the image over our username.

The float:right or whatever is squishing the paragraphs too much on my mobile in Firefox and Chrome.

Besides, if the username is that long, maybe that is itself the picture.

Who's watching you from an unmarked van while you shop in London? Cops with facial recog tech


Re: Funding cuts lead to this

It always comes back to a van. Want to stop big brother? Just outlaw vans.

Home users due for a battering with Microsoft 365 subscription stick


Sheets? If you can't do something with Libre that you can with MS, you have bigger problems than software (and if you mention something like Cortana integration... GTFO).

"Excel frequently refuses to do because the total path length is greater than 218 characters." <---Nice!


Re: Never guessed...

@"I did guess. Saw this coming a long time ago and migrated to Linux."

... and have no games. I'll GLADY give every usage to Linux, but not games. It's odd, even the most obscure apps can be replaced on Linux, but you slam into a 100ft. wall when you reach for a game library.

They need "Windows for Gamers". Doesn't do shit but launch a game from some instant-on state... don't even bother loading explore.exe, I'm not here for that.

Telcos enlist Google, Amazon to help protect Europe's data from Big Tech


Re: Shameless

Yeh, and the article doesn't even make sense. 2 European companies want to dig out from American establishment, yet choose Google and Amazon? WTF? DuckDuckGo is mentioned, but it can't be used because it's American... so Google then?

I really don't know wtf is going on in is article.

In 2018, Facebook is the villain and Microsoft the shining light, according to techies


Re: How quickly they forget

I'd like to chime in and list the things I see wrong on my Windows 10 machine, but it's currently updating.

The internet is going to hell and its creators want your help fixing it


Re: Dear fragile and wonderful academics...

This will sound CRAZY, I know, but if the online presence is going to change from what it is now (complete MegaCorp/Spy control), then governments might want to start a program that gives bandwidth allowances without cost... yeh it's a little crazy.

Even if you have a great idea today for a web anything, bandwidth kills you to the point of reaching to MegaCorp stimulus (AdSense, Amazon, etc.l If you recieved a free allowance to startup, then maybe you might... do more.

Whatchu got for us this week, Microsoft? Skype, Powerpoint tweaks and – oh – another foldable


"To casually toss them" live on www.Skype.xxx/ate

Linux.org domain hacked, plastered with trolling, filth and anti-transgender vandalism


Re: Hopefully

@Mr. Benny

It's not a mental illness, they are conscious of what they are doing, lucent. You don't need to help them, just don't feed them.

Transgenderism is not something like homosexuality or bisexuality which has existed since the beginning of most species as a safe fallback for reproduction.

At 1:1 mass, a man is chemically designed to be physically stronger. Is men in women's physical sports fair...

Sorry, we haven't ACLU what happened in sealed 'Facebook decryption' case, but let's find out


Re: Gendered Connectors

What if the PC world spun backwards a day.

Could you ponder over two people in your server room grunting "no, just grab that dick and stick it in that pussy... no not that one, the one behind it".

Could women and men maybe find more common ground when using restrooms labeled "erratic" and "stubborn".

Would Microsoft, Google, Apple etc... open conventions with "Listen up suckers...".

PC backwards day could go overboard, but the truth is... not really the truth anymore.

Gartner to wearables biz: Through failure comes success!


Even if the ear bud does work, they've still asked you for dinner. The last thing you'd hear is your smart watch congratulating you on losing weight.

This got me thinking though, is cannibalism a valid diet choice on wearables and what are the healthy substitutes for that diet? Just because YOU might not of been born a cannibal, doesn't mean those that are had a choice.


Symantec comes out in swinging in bitter legal battle over security bug audit conspiracy claims


Re: If you say that private tests are private, you don't turn around and publish them

I typically agree with you, but it's hard to know sometimes if "a minimum of decency" between two parties isn't really "a minimum of corruption". If you want something hidden for corrupt reasons, and I want something exposed for corrupt reasons... well? As stated above, no sympathy for either might be the best default here.

Check your repos... Crypto-coin-stealing code sneaks into fairly popular NPM lib (2m downloads per week)


Re: What's the Count So Far?

"its not node.js specific"

But, when in Rome. There is an allure to node.js when it comes to things like these. It's not hard to see why, node.js really is dependencie hell. I like node.js, but it's a toy with ever changing parts and never ending dependencies... it's fun that way.

LG: Fsck everything, we're doing 16 lenses in smartphones (probably)


Small room, large AI.

There's only so much physical room these can occupy to gather light that having too many might start to become conflicting in readings. Besides, unless you're running around with a RED phone with attachments, the CMOS is only going to see so much in these tiny units. I'm sure it helps the AI pull off photoshop techniques, but to what extent of quality that can't already be assumed in software.

China doesn't need to nick western tech when Google is giving it away


Re: It was never theirs to give away.

I don't like Google either, but the truth is that this whole article is B.S. So crappy Google was the one to push a open O.S. for mobile FIRST. If it wasn't google it would of been someone else... come on.

This article might as well blame Linux as a whole for giving tools to crooks. Or even blame Dennis Ritchie or something ridiculous for giving language tools for rapid development. But then, what about Tesla, he was the culprit.

Just a little heads up: Google is still trying to convince everyone that web apps don't suck


Re: Security...

"I'm going to have to disagree with you there."

TLDR, but you forgot to mention that if one website has access, then all their "partners" could too with 3rd party js scripts... that's a insanely large tree branch with an insane amount of attack points... crazy.


Re: Web app? No thanks.

"I never suggested it was I specifically referred to the huge number of apps that do depend on REST. Of course, it doesn't work for everything but for all those travel & search apps, it's great idea."

So, calendars? The "apps" you're talking about are probably already webapps run in a sandbox. What Google is talking about here, is to pull you aboard their "Chrome as your desktop" strategy so they can get you off of KDE, Gnome, etc... and possibly off your OS onto ChromeOS. This is a lock in play, but I don't think that even Google thinks they can fool you (it's probably just a few dudes that just can't give up hope on Google dictatorship).


Re: Web app? No thanks.

"Given that a lot of apps are just a webview that talks REST to an http server I think it is a reasonable claim."

No it's not. REST has nothing to do with rendering, ps scheduling or even simple things like FS access or user perms. REST is a glorified, text based transmission for web APIs that are _NOT_ built on web apps. As the article describes, the new ones will still C/C++ and in Chrome only, as most other browsers reject most of Chrome's new API "standards".

All that said, yes you can put apps on the web, but once you cross the boundaries of application from a simple calendar to a spreadsheet editor, you notice the creep (good luck with WebGL, it just isn't happening). The only exception would be serving static frames in a web app for something like video chat, just don't make that chat interactive like a game.

Berners-Lee takes flak for 'hippie manifesto' that only Google and Facebook could love


Knighthood is soooooo special today...

... that I'd like to know where I apply for knighthood now days? I just got my online certifications for performing marriages and changing Freon coolant, I just want to round things out a bit.

Premiere Pro bug ate my videos! Bloke sues Adobe after greedy 'clean cache' wipes files


Re: Man...

Backups is one thing, but putting your cache on the same physical drive as working material or archives is just day zero stupid.

For the cache, I take the poor man approach and use mklink /d on a 32GB ram disk created with imdisk (I map %temp% and %tmp% to it also).


mklink /?

Ex-Microsoft manager sues former coworkers and Windows giant over claims of sex assault, gender discrimination


Maybe too much?

"Allegedly, she was not allowed the same opportunity to work from home as male colleagues, was criticized for being a single mother and taking time to care for her son or attend activities at his school – privileges it's claimed were afforded to male colleagues."

That just sounds, well... like over-the-top bad. Something like shooting a flare off in a life raft into the propellers of the rescue chopper. Not saying it didn't happen as I've worked with a few men similar, but none have them been that inconsiderate, especially in a group.

In a possible future, #metoo spawns a counter gender support group sporting #youtoo.

Apple replaces boot-loop watchOS edition with unconnected complications edition


Re: As always, marketing say release it yesterday

Yeh but, is it yesterday still? Anyone have a working watch? Shit... I gotta... gotta... get this update out!

British fixed broadband is cheap … and, er, fairly nasty – global survey


Is this Time Warner's site?

"...now that video consumption is via streams rather than downloads"

Last I checked, if you want anything off of any network you have to download it. Trying to alter that logic is part of big cables greed machine and could be seen as anti-Net Neutral (or is it pro now, I can't keep up).

What the PUC: SK Hynix next to join big boys in 96-layer 3D NAND land


Thanks but

When all the technicals are spilled and you come to...

"1TB client SSDs this year"

.. all you see is the size and think... still?

At the end, what does "1Tb in 2019" really translate into, 4TB drives in 2019?

Veracode Software gobbled by private equity house Thoma Bravo for $950m


"It sells a software-as-a-service platform and related wares for developers to ID and fix security defects during the dev lifecycle."

Mmmm, so forever then? I'm not sure where a development lifecycle ends. Maybe at the end of version, but then a new cycle begins.

Supreme Court tells Big Cable to shut up for once: Net neutrality challenge shot down


Articulated responsibility.

"...the requirement to not block content violated ISPs' First Amendment rights"

To consider a company's amendment rights BEFORE the peoples is... today's world...?

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


Re: But ... but ... they're going to replace consoles and PCs

"And this thread is about tablet sales, not the design of Windows, which I beg to proffer has very little to do with it."

Or that might have everything to do with Surface sales.


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