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Node.js version 12 is now out: Let's pop the hood and see what's inside this JS runtime

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Re: V8 v7.4

And nodejs use semver but pump the major version every time. Planning v13 means already planing breakage of v12.

A backwards compatability drives is perhaps in order.

NPM serverside no longer suports latest Ubuntu LTS version.

Writing node code involves continuous maintenance.

Apple won't be appy: US Supremes give green light to massive lawsuit over App Store prices

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Re: @JustJasonThings

"...their own handset. Its theirs of course they do, it belongs to them."

They sold it to you. Mad people seem to have got used to the fact that Apple still pwn the iPhone they paid a grand for.

UK digital network Openreach takes 15 electric vans for a spin

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Word. Same as the notion that the only vehicle is a car and the only place to park it is next to the curb.

Loads if people buzzing about Barcelona on tiny little leccy vehicles these days. "Parking" them in their flats.

Microsoft reveals terrible trio of bugs that knocked out Azure, Office 362.5 multi-factor auth logins for 14 hours

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i n c r e m e n t a a a a l b a c k o f f f f f

Err heard of it.

libcurl has had auth leak bug since 'the first commit we recorded'

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location trusted

Ow how much will that break.

If you are sending auth headers the location _is_ trusted. If it redirects to a hackersite that was misplaced trust. But no reason to break the commandline internet.

AppSheet. Gesundheit! Oh, we see – it's Google pulling no-code development into a cloudy embrace

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Re: "The idea of no-code and low-code [..] is that business users can . ."

Famously they do. All Googlers are allowed to spend time on unsupervised side projects.

Turns out some people can write code without the help of a software middle manager.

'The inmates have taken over the asylum': DNS godfather blasts DNS over HTTPS adoption

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Re: Another step

Heartily agree. What privacy do we get by using ssl to to dns via

Whoever we use we go to the ip on port 443 shortly after the dns lookup anyway.

Pi-lovers? There are two fresh OSes for your tiny computers to gobble

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noob boot

Not sure i like the idea of a pointy clicky initial boot process. My raspberry pis dont have keyboards or a mice. I do hope they have considered those of us that leave our pies in the attic.

That's no moon... er, that's an asteroid. And it'll be your next and final home, spacefarer

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Re: Will our Descendants Feel the Same Way?

Three generations of kids going "are we there yet". Imagine how happy they will be when step out on the cool wet grass of a new planet and can finally have a pee without someone watching.

America's comms watchdog takes on the internet era's real criminals: Pirate pastors

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Re: Basic Requirement

Whateva. But UK garage!

There is nothing important on legal fm radio these days.

However pirate radio has spawned a fair few important cultural revolutions.

I'm feeling radical because a policeman just flicked fag ash on my work trousers.


The D in SystemD stands for Danger, Will Robinson! Defanged exploit code for security holes now out in the wild

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If you are wondering what systemd-journald does its a bunch of high priv c code that replaces writing files in /var or the venerable and very fast syslogd that has no problems. I.e. journald is more, new, pointless systemd mission creep.

A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace

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Re: Ahhhh shoot!

"if law enforcement fired on the drone from outside the airport, into it..."

Clever! Wait till it enters the same airspace as planes taking off and landing and add bullets. Planes were grounded because of the drone not beforehand.

The fork? Node.js: Code showdown re-opens Open Source wounds

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NPM are highly ethical...

Rule #1 respect the rights of the many (large companies) over the few (individual os contributors).

Rule #2 be open (send email telling you to take a short walk) and clear (written by lawyers)

Rule #3 steal underpants

Rule #4 profit.

Azure Dev Spaces has hit public preview, so El Reg took it for a spin

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Re: Docker for Windows - bit of a fail

Tell pro/enterprise === dev to Linus or KnR or RiscV peeps.

What does the B in BSD stand for?

This is exactly why Microsoft's recent claimed love for open source should be taken with tablespoon of salt.

Sea Turtle hackers head to the Mediterranean, snag Greece's TLD registrar as a souvenir

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Re: An interesting variation of the MITM attack

Be your own CA for anything important.

The list of CAs in your typical browser is a consumer rip off thats been run by the big boys so long no one dares address it.

The underlying tech works.

Mozilla tries to do Java as it should have been – with a WASI spec for all devices, computers, operating systems

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Re: a write-once, run anywhere binary

Presuming you're not being facetious... :)

Java .class files (binaries) are the same on different platforms. "Write once, run anywhere" was a Java mantra. Altho it didnt really work out as intended.

Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds

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s/security/health & safety/

Security researchers are like free-lance health and safety officers, loitering outside the office in hi-viz jackets and helmets wondering why their meeting with the boss was cancelled.

Occasionally reminding staff around the ashtry that smoking is dangerous.

Huawei, Huawei. Huawei, Huawei. Feeling hot, hot, hot: US threatens to cut UK from intel sharing over Chinese tech giant

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Re: Pot meet kettle

Bullying is not cooperation.

If the US do that the spys never get anything they dont know already.

As we know, UK does "full take" on US citizens for them. Not sure they would line to loose that.

Microsoft Teams: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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Re: Not bad, just a bit rough

Single window except for those fscking popups that clutter the corner of the screen.

In my case even when the Teams screen is front and center messages from the meeting im in appear as notifications and require dismissing.

Facebook iOS app silently turns on your phone camera. Ah, relax – it's just a bug, lol!?

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Re: Bulletproof

Increasingly the retoric in Washington is that these big tech monopolies are necessary for national security. If they manage to sell that idea these services might get banned outside the US as a matter of national security. :0)

We can but hope.

Snapping at Canonical's Snap: Linux Mint team says no to Ubuntu store 'backdoor'

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The cost of snap is too high.

Its Linux ffs. We want it lean, mean, open, stable, file based, and bash friendly. We want our tools to work together, and above all, we want choice.

Snap is none of that.

GitHub builds wall round private repos, makes devs in US-sanctioned countries pay for it

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Re: Why make things complicated?

Running a git backed wiki is not hard.

Neither is running a bug tracker.

I find with bug tracking software less is more.

If code is your business, I would not recommend being dependent on github.

Mozilla's opt-out Firefox DNS privacy test sparks, er, privacy outcry

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Re: Interesting

Not likely , my caching dns is on the lan. I live in Spain. I know the NSA is _everywhere_, but this setup is better than shipping all my dns requests to the states who have no regard for privacy of Europeans.

I feel a plead... a plead for speed: FastMail naps amid network blunder

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nice outage

After reading this I'm switching to fastmail.

Sick of Google owning my identity. They have threatenend to close my email account before due to a policy change.

I've tried running my own email server: it is more effort than 30€/yr.

The Great China Tech Panic is just posh xenophobia

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them n us

While people still write them and us articles like this, our planet is doomed. Chinese people, are people. Their success is our susccess and our is theirs. Your failure to see that is unfortunatly ours.

Problems at Oracle's DynDNS: Domain registration customers transferred at short notice, nameserver records changed

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Do you still recomend noip? They had issues before being blocked.

I've been planing to move off dyn since Oracle purchased it but dont fancy the palavour.

I seem to now have some services at dyn.com others at name.com

Maker of Linux patch batch grsecurity can't duck $260,000 legal bills, says Cali appeals court in anti-SLAPP case

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Re: Walled Source

I think this case indicates that they might not win such a case even in their home jurisdiction.

That might make them think twice.

Clearly they dont care about bad press and have expressed intent to sue their own customers.

Commuters' phone data could be tracked to save megabucks on census

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Re: cut the cost of producing population statistics. - WTF ?

That gives very bad data.

They do it in Spain. I have 3 people living in my house according to that system. And a dead granny.

There is a average of 7 per flat in some areas.

The Naked Product Launch: 30 seconds to sell a robot

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I'm lost wtf is this about, stupid cartoon thing does not work in Opera mini, my reg reader of choice. Wasnt really worth the effort to swap to firefox.

Can you put a not news/skippable nonsense logo on these in the future?

SAP proves, yet again, that Excel is utterly unkillable

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Re: Excel excels

There was originally competition, but Micro$haft blatantly abused its monopoly position on the desktop and they became victims of bundling.

Difficult to dislodge it now so the world has one sub-par product, instead of a whole market segment dedicated to smb math/analytics.

It all hinges on this: Huawei goes after Samsung with its own foldable hybrid Mate X

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I dont like working on a laptop without two screens.

A laptop that has a fold up and a fold out second screen would be great. Bonus is while folded in and down it would be in tablet mode.

TCL's latest e-ink tech looks good on paper, but Chinese giant will have to back up extraordinary claims

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Re: not particularly useful at night.

Does not _require_ a back light does not mean it can't have one. Potentially a system that is thinner than an lcd display.

Some use cases might not want a back light and prefer to be thin.

Git security vulnerability could lead to an attack of the (repo) clones

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bit meh

What you gonna do with that code apart from compiling it and running it?

You have to trust the repo.

It like saying you have a remote exec but you have to download and run a malicious executable.

Spotted: Miscreants use pilfered NSA hacking tools to pwn boxes in nuke, aerospace worlds

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Re: Remember Kasperski Labs...

Re "Kaspersky seems to find security issues that no other security researchers find or report."

All security researchers find issues no one else has found or reported.

Otherwise they would be called security pirates.

China will overtake America as leading AI superpower, warns ex-Google Beijing bigwig

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Re: ..and so everything is recycled..yet again

Is there cows skin in Artificial Leather? Or real cotton in Artificial Cotton.

Neither need there be intelligence in something called Artificial Intelligence.

No one claims AI thinks for itself. They just claim it works.

Dumb autonomous cars can save more lives than brilliant ones

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Re: Better than the next guy

Thats probably quite easy to achieve. Drive at the speed limit and don't jump reds.

If the driver has to manually override to jump a red there would be no getting away with it in court if they hurt someone.

What is WebAssembly? And can you really compile C/C++ to it? And it'll run in browsers? Allow us to explain in this gentle introduction

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Re: Source code

You travel analogy is a bit strange . If you work in New York its better to live close to New York rather than commute from California.

You dont have to go back to California until you change the code.

Everyone loves our new desktop web search design so much – the one with ads that look like links – that we're tweaking it, says Google

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Re: Translation

And we have no intention to refund advertisers for the mistaken clicks we generated in the mean time. All our customers undersatnd fully the technical challenges, and that we run a monolpoly and exclusion from our service following a complaint would break them.

What does London's number 65 bus have to hide? OS caught on camera setting fire to '22,000 illegal file(s)!!'

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Re: 65 bus route

What is it with English people and pride about transportation knowledge? For Taxi drivers, The Knowledge, as if any other knowledge is incidental.

If you enyoy the journey it matters little how long it takes. Perhaps there in lies the problem?

Danger zone! Brit research supercomputer ARCHER's login nodes exploited in cyber-attack, admins reset passwords and SSH keys

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Re: Vaccine

Citation Needed.

Its the US that needs a vaccine, because peeps there see a mask as an infringement on their freedom.

Countries with piss poor covid responses need a vaccine.

China, and various other countries, are doing quite well with masks and travel restictions.

SHL just got real-mode: US lawmakers demand answers on Meltdown, Spectre handling from Intel, Microsoft and pals

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Re: No Home for Insecurity

No bounty will get paid if you disclose the day you find a bug.

If you get rid of the legit market for bugs the only market is the black market.

Tumblr and Google App Engine down as US traffic plummets

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from those stats 1/3 of us traffic runs on app engine

is that really so? or did I miss something. given that 1/3 of traffics probably does not run on app engine is there perhaps more to this story?

Google Fiber experiment ends with Choc Factory paying Louisville $3.8m to clean up its mess

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Re: Scorched Earth

Oh and you might have noticed search is very bad now they have a monolpoly. Its pure adverts and zero "organic search" results on the first page often. Gone are the dys of decent search and adverts on the side pane.

MS brandishes 'Katana' HTTP/2.0 server

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Re: Interesting... after years of text-based protocols we're back to binary ones...

SPDY really is just compression and multiplexing the HTTP part does not change. Saying http/2.0 is a binary protocol is like saying http1 is binary when you send it over ssl.

Halfords invents radio signals that don't travel at the speed of light

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Re: If DAB is faster than FM

Hmmm you sure? Either its capableb of processing at the speed the data arrives at or any buffer it tried to create before it started would soon be used up.

Latency in audio equipment is not related to processing power.

Flinging resource-hungry apps at landfill Android? Ubuntu daddy wants to lure you into Anbox Cloud

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They tried.

If they have android apps runing in lxc containers on ubuntu touch. They may have a more compeling os for consumers.

They should try to build a devphone imho.

A phone with an rj45 socket would be great for sysadmins and hackers. Save moving a laptop around.

Don't make Aug 21 a blind date: Beware crap solar eclipse specs

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Re: When I was a kid...

"When I was a little kid, my mother told me not to stare into the sun, so when I was six I did... " from the film Pi, you might end up knowing the true name of god.

Huawei new smartphone won't be Mate-y with Google apps as trade sanctions kick in

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Re: One question.

Its a good incentive to distrubute apps via different means. Im sure huawei will write their own appstore and will not charge as much as Google do.

I hope this wakes people in Europe up to the fact that Google is abusing its monopoly with Play

British Airways cracks open its API doors for developers

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Ba.com is so broken

Ba.com is so broken I buy ba flights via their partners websites these days, you can get ba tickets on vueling and iberia. Opening apis is a great idea, then someone else could build the front end. Couldn't do much worse.

You know what's coming next: FBI is upset it can't get into Texas church gunman's smartphone

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What we need is a pin number required to access the trigger on the AK47s that only the feds have.

Then everyone will be happy :)

Seriously, might not be a bad idea to lock down guns so only the registered owner's finger can pull the trigger.



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