* Posts by sum_of_squares

8 posts • joined 25 Jan 2019

Pandas so useless they just look at delicious kid who fell into enclosure

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Re: In other news

[quote]The mere thought of a combat hippo is terrifying![/quote]

What a strange way to spell 'amazing'..

Accused hacker Lauri Love tries to retrieve Fujitsu lappie and other gear from Britain's FBI in court

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Re: hate it. use it

Actually the combination Ctrl+Alt+Del is used exactly to prevent rootkits:

The reasoning is you can't capture this combination with a program that looks like the login screen and does a login in the background while capturing your password.

..yeah I still got the joke, sorry for being "this guy".

620 million accounts stolen from 16 hacked websites now for sale on dark web, seller boasts

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IIRC this is called "full disclosure"..

Holy planetesimal formation, Batman! Ultima Thule's no snowman – it's a friggin' pancake

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Alien

OK, so let's consider the following facts:

1) NASA claims they can't even explain why such an flat-shaped object exists.

2) The object looks like a pancake.. or a flying saucer.

3) The object is called "Thule" - after the "Thule-Society": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thule_Society

4) The Thule society was an occultist group which tried to create flying saucers.

Go figure, sheeples.

What exactly do they HIDE from us?!?!

:-O

Hold horror stories: Chief, we've got a f*cking idiot on line 1. Oh, you heard all that

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Re: Help desk

Excuse me, but what about the original poster?

Apparently he had to waste 90 minutes as well, didn't he?

"Sorry boss, not my faul. I had to make fun of tech support.."

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Re: Help desk

So let me get this straight:

You mocked one of those poor underpayed phone bastards who barely see the sunlight and never get promoted thoughout their entire miserable lifetime of level-1 tech support for no less than one and a half hour, making fun of him because apparently he was this (one in a million) employee with dedication and a will to help and ended the call with a "funny" remark about his skills?

Yeah that's.. uh.. totally awesome.

I guess.

Say what?! An AI system can decode brain signals into speech

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Terminator

Re: There be dragons here!

Mental Van Eck phreaking when?!

Smart clothing with electrodes might do the job.

"Please transfer 1 bitcoin to the following number, unless you want you coworkers to know that.."

Or how about:

"Hey Alexa can you.."

"I'm sorry dave but I can't. You just commited thoughtcrime, the cops are on their way. Please raise your hands."

Open sourcerers drop sick Fedora Remix to get Windows Subsystem for Linux pumping

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Re: Seriously ...

I agree with you 100%.

Is especially usefull in an enterprise environment where you can't always convince your "average sales person" to use Linux..

I've been interested in WSL since the beginning and enjoy it a lot. Leveraging the whole power of Linux (with GNU core utils and what not) is amazing. You can even get X running if you start your own X server in win, like Xming.

Call me heretic but I got my linux home folder as shortcut on my desktop.

And of course I have a symlink to my (mounted) windows desktop folder in my linux home folder.

Sounds complicated? It really isn't.

There are some minor details every now and then i.e. having to change user rights after copying a file form win to linux or files that you delete in linux but appear on win until you restart your computer. But nothing to really worry about.

Couple of things I've done recently:

- Getting a CSV file with a strange encoding, using file/iconv in linux and then using Excel for further processing

- Writing a web crawler in python in linux - vim for the win! (no pun intended) - and using the result in windows for various tasks

- Scripting in Bash/Python/Perl/Ruby vs. scripting in Batch/Powershell (eww)

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