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Popular open-source library SDL moving development to GitHub despite 'calamitous design choices' in git

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Re: Is big better?

You don't have a full copy of history and you never will if anyone pushed a rebase.

Severe bug in Libgcrypt – used by GPG and others – is a whole heap of trouble, prompts patch scramble

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Re: eliminating the entire class of errors.

rust is not as fast as c. not by a long way, in my experience.

Singapore releases the robot hounds to enforce social distancing in parks

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Re: The important questions...

Your really pushing the "think of the children" angle there. This thing travels at a snails pace.

Worry about joggers.

It's 2020 and a rogue ICMPv6 network packet can pwn your Microsoft Windows machine

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Re: IP6 is the second thing I turn off

I love it when people get upset by far-side cartoons, sorry, but I do.

IT systems still in limbo as UK.gov departments await Brexit policy – MPs

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Re: Who smashed up the house?


It wasn't a joke - it's called irony.

And it's perfectly acceptable.

It's Baaaaaack (or is it?): Microsoft Teams suffers a Tuesday totter

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Re: We're number two!

Err no. Everything else is working. When its broke its not second best. Its worst.

Symantec cert holdout sites told: Those Google Chrome warnings are not a good look

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Re: That Chrome error message is dangerously misleading.

Agree. This message is really to site owners, "Toe the line. We pwn your users."

Ad network ransomware crook to flog £5k Rolex after court confiscates £270k in ill-gotten gains

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Re: Happy crooks

He did get 6 - 8 years locked up as well as the "fine".

He might consider a job after that.

Apologetic Audacity rewrites privacy policy after 'significant lapse in communication'

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the mechanics of data transmission and storage

I.e. they have no plans to remove the phone home features that everyone objects to.

Microsoft reassures Teams freebie fans: We're not going to delete all your data, honest

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two bugs

if tier = free...

is going cost them

it should be

if tier == free.

Adobe will kill Flash by 2020: No more updates, support, tears, pain...

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lets not be rude

some of those Flash


things were better than the content at the end of the wait.

Intel teases Optane DIMMS, but you may need a new Xeon first

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Re: more info needed


Not much of an announcement.

Its like saying someone will produce cheaper faster SDs.

That will work on some computers.


Satellites with lasers and machine guns coming! China's new plans? Trump's Space Force? Nope, the French

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How can you down vote "cheese eating surrender monkeys".

Did you not try googling "French military Victories" and hitting "I Feel Lucky". (Back in the day)

What the &*%* did you just $#*&!*# say about me, you little &%$#*? 'AI' to filter Xbox Live chat

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Re: I know it's possible to have fun ...

Those four filter options seems like the right approach.

Ability to turn off ai nanny is key.

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

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Re: Listening

Same as the permissions on his wife and childrens phones.

They never talk about who, inside Facebook, has access to user data do they?

Unsecured Azure blob exposed 500,000+ highly confidential docs from UK firm's CRM customers

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Re: No more Mr Nice Guy

That defence does not work for _not_ doing something. You have to prove with meeting minutes you were told otherwise.

Missile systems software dev leaker has sentence almost doubled after UK.gov says 4½ years was too soft

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Re: It's all about the presentation

I am sure 1 year will always sound like a light sentence until its you that is doing it.

Parity calamity! Wallet code bug destroys $280m in Ethereum

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Re: And that's why cryptocurrency is not and won't become a replacement for money

Big banks swallow the millions and hope one notices

Australia's Lion brewery hit by second cyber attack as nation staggers under suspected Chinese digital assault

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Re: If China has nothing to hide...

You dont have to choose a side.

Not going to war was an option.

Ending it still is.

Huawei sales director nicked in Poland on suspicion of 'spying'

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I have huawei kit. I prefer to be hacked by the chinese govt than by the US.

NASA to return to the Moon by 2024. One problem with that, says watchdog: All of it

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Re: Get real.

getting to space is not the same as getting to the moon and back.

F5 DROWNing, not waving, in crypto fail

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Did I miss something, seems like an F5 misconfigured to permit downgrade attacks is vulnerable to downgrade attacks.

Unicorn adopts rainbow as logo

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Proof, if anyone needed it, that it is impossible to make an icon look too garish or out of place on an iPhone.

Heart of darkness: Inside the Osówka underground city

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Re: "A clear mandate for destroying the British economy, then."

Internet rule 50: if it exists someone blamed it on Brexit in the comments.

Spectre haunts Intel's SGX defense: CPU flaws can be exploited to snoop on enclaves

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Re: big news:

If you own the tin, in a bofh scenario, can you provide a broken sgx api anyway? With or without spectre?

MailChimp 'working' to stop hackers flinging malware-laced spam from accounts

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Re: Unsubscribe is legally required

Surely only ones that are sending automated email. We certainly dont have to put unsubscribe in a normal email.

China's cloud market jumps 58%: OK Alibaba, you've lost your Ma but you're still leading

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Re: "Tencent Cloud, which jumped 88 per cent …"

If you have _incoming_ traffic that goes to russia you have bigger problems than your firewall.

Mayflower, the AI ship sent to sail from the UK to the US with no humans, made it three days before breaking down

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Re: Trollface "With no one onboard to fix it"

Don't worry in most states it will be illegal for machines to repair themselves.

Hack probing poodle sacrifice cuffed for public crap

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So darling, would you like another pet poodle for Xmas.

No mum, I'd like another t-shirt.

What if tech moguls brewed real ale?

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Served by the 228ml




Dump ur mobile provider via txt by 2019: LMFAO cu l8r

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Re: Erm...

I dont think a wiseguy with you phone and ability to send messages would turn _off_ the flow of free data. You have bigger problems.

Totally Subcontracted Business: TSB to outsource entire IT estate to IBM for a cool $1bn after 2019 meltdown

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Re: New TSB slogan

I think the "nobody got fired for buying IBM" set will be secretly happy that its actually going to be implemented by redhat.

Microsoft says it found 1,000-plus developers' fingerprints on the SolarWinds attack

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Attacks from US ip addresses are not necessarily run by an American, you may just have a lots of ip cameras turned to bots in the states.

Report: World's population of developers expands, JavaScript reigns, C# overtakes PHP

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Re: Ermm. nope!

I have 64 threads locked on a log mutex here and servers falling over to remind me that procedural/async languages do have benefits.

Just take a look at the carnage on Notepad++'s GitHub: 'Free Uyghur' release sparks spam tsunami by pro-Chinese

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Re: Why do businesses try to avoid politics?

The world is a lot smaller these days. One national border does not get you off running sweatshops, in my book.

Node.js sees Windows compatibility as key to success

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event based java is complicated

node is kind of a one trick pony. but what it does it does well.

Google puts Chrome on a cookie diet (which just so happens to starve its rivals, cough, cough...)

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Re: Looking forward to "the Facebook brwoser", "the Amazon browser" and friends

Word. FireFox is our only hope.

Shame its such a bitch to fork.

It's a no to ZFS in the Linux kernel from me, says Torvalds, points finger of blame at Oracle licensing

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When you say connected I presume you mean compiled including gpl parts. I don't think Oracle do much kernel Dev they resell redhat patches.

They think it's all over. It's not now: US judge rejects HPE motion to have Oracle's Solaris sueball dismissed

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Shame Oracle ended up with Solaris, it was good for a while.

It's clearly dangerous to be anywhere near Oracle these days. Including Java.

Dealing with the pandemic by drinking and swearing? Boffins say you're not alone

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re: no safe level

This has been disproved time and time again.

a bottle per person is safe, two is not.

Bookstore sells some data centre capacity, becomes Microsoft, Oracle's nemesis

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Re: Since it wasn't mentioned by name in the article

Windows™, because good managers know that the only cure for FUD is a bonefide certified support contract.

From Vega with love: Pegasus interstellar asteroid's next stop

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What about these interstellar mini spacecraft thingamabubs being proposed, could you fire one of these with lasers towards it to ger a close up. Be good target practice.

Epyc fail? We can defeat AMD's virtual machine encryption, say boffins

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Re: Publishing microcode ? What are you smoking ?

This reads like a rant about c sourcecode in 1980.

Given enogh eyes all bugs are shallow even applys to hardware.

eBay eBabe enigma explained: Microsoft bug blamed after topless model slings e-souk's emails at stunned Brits

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Re: No damage done

Nobody considers the reputation of the model: who unwittingly has her top class baps associated with Microsofts pisspoor email service.

She should be compensated.

AppGet 'really helped us,' Microsoft says, but offers no apology to dev for killing open-source package manager

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There is a lot of money in running the official package manager, if you throw your morals out the window, or didn't have any to begin with.

Heads up: OnePlus phones have a secret root backdoor and the password is 'angela'

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thanks for the heads up

Polite way of saying "you idiot, if you hadnt blabbed on the internet you could have been awarded bounty"

Israeli authorities investigate NSO Group over Pegasus spyware abuse claims

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Re: How does it work?

I have rule of thumb for government spyware and hacking: if they can do it, they are doing it.

Google Cloud rolls back changes after 18-hour load balancer brownout

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for sure

the fact it took engineers 18 hours to work out the command to rollback a submit implies it was git. ;)

Samsung needs to eat itself, not copy Apple's X-rated margins

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s9 lite

What about the s8 as the lite version, I saw dex demoed on an s8 and it looked really good.

Dependable Debian is like a rock in a swirling gyre of 'move fast and break things', and version 11 is no different

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Devuan Chimaera

Devuan Chimaera aka version 4.0 is on the way, based on debian 11: for those that value init freedom.


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