* Posts by Lord Baphomet

15 posts • joined 15 Feb 2008

Tech ambitions said to lie at heart of Britain’s bonkers crash-and-burn Brexit plan

Lord Baphomet

Re: Stop Whinging you bunch of c*nts

Somehow my rant got mangled. Towards the end it should read:

"The second johnson/hitler/cummings won, I booked a flight out of that hellhole and left"

Probably my poor editing skills :)

Lord Baphomet

Re: Stop Whinging you bunch of c*nts

The choice in Britain has always been between leadership by the incompetent or leadership by evil. Corbyn didn't create that position, he was merely stuck in the pattern like everyone else. It doesn't matter how incompetent the opposition is, it's far better than collaborating with the devil. (metaphorically speaking obviously).

Thanks for the link though -- that looks interesting. I'm of the opinion that his career was torpedoed by fake news and the inability to control the rebels in his own party. I don't think he was incompetent, so much as hamstrung by the party that voted him in. I honestly believe that Britain would be much better off with him in charge rather than Cummings and his lapdog. Yes, I'm a socialist and fall very much in line with a lot of Corbyn's policies, and I think he was right on a lot of issues, and yes I lost faith in him too when he didn't take a strong enough stance on Brexit and felt it as a betrayal, but even with all of that, I still think that he'd have pulled through and there is no question that he would have been better than Cummings and the bunch of incompetent thieves you lot allowed into power.

You should have just gone all in for Corbyn. Your mistake was a betrayal of the country. What were you thinking? You helped dilute the labour vote so that the strongest party was the Nazi party (Cummings et al). You should have stood behind our leader and lived with those consequences, rather than what's happening now. It could not possibly have had a worse outcome.

Lord Baphomet

Stop Whinging you bunch of c*nts

This is all your fault. Why are you whinging about it? You did this. All of you. You either voted for these d*ckheads or you refused to vote for Corbyn because of some fake news about him and his party. I walked door to door in Liverpool, begging people not to be small-minded conservative racists. I did my best to turn the tide away from this shower of b'stards and towards a more sane future. And Liverpool was one of the very few areas to turn red on election night. The rest of you a*seholes turned blue within seconds because what? You were bored of hearing about Brexit and wanted it 'done' (hint: it won't be 'done' for another 30 years or more). But I'm guessing most of you armchair w*ssacks did nothing but put a cross on a piece of paper and assume that would be enough to stave off this s*it show. This is your fault -- you get the government you deserve. The second johnson/hitler/cummings book a flight out of your hellhole and left. You c*unts should stop crying about it -- you had your chance and did absolutely nothing. You've made your bed, now lie in it and shut the f*ck up -- I'm bored of hearing it. Live with it.

No, Kubernetes doesn’t make applications portable, say analysts. Good luck avoiding lock-in, too

Lord Baphomet

Re: Simon, this is ridiculous on so many levels

I totally agree. The guys who wrote this report are full of sh1t and have no idea what they are talking about. It reads like it was funded by VMWare in a desperate attempt to convince people that their product is still relevant.

Portability doesn't even mean the things they're suggesting it means. Portability is about maintaining control of your own business rather than ceding it to a vendor. Kubernetes is not a vendor technology, it's an open-standard, and adopting a popular open-standard with support from this many organisations, and vendors, is a very good idea and cannot in any way be considered 'lock-in'.

I demand that you rewrite this article pointing out that the three authors clearly have no understanding of that of which they speak, and that they clearly belong to the 95% of the industry that is incompetent and without whom we would all be a lot more productive. These guys should be fired, and the author of the article should be castigated for repeating such tosh.

Old and busted: Targeting servers and web bugs. New hotness: Pwning devs with targeted poisoned stacks

Lord Baphomet

Re: Not quite so simple...

We have a high degree of confidence that the libs you mention are actually pretty secure. They are used in millions of applications against which attacks are launched every day. Occasionally a vulnerability surfaces, and almost inevitably it is immediately patched by the developers -- of course, those patches take time to propagate into production systems because the world is yet to fully adopt automated patching. And, if you've got some sort of automated vulnerability scanning in your pipeline (which I'm sure everybody has these days, given the large number of such system that are now available), you're likely to discover new vulnerabilities quite rapidly.

Lord Baphomet

Re: Developers hide their stuff from security teams

Use Hashicorp Vault and Okta is easy -- as is everything else.

Lord Baphomet

Re: "a hack on the production system"

Only if your company is stuck with 1980's computing architecture. Modern DevSecOps dude -- everything is automatable.

Autodesk goes after eBay seller - again

Lord Baphomet

Licence / License

"He is represented by lobby group Public Citizen, which claims that Autodesk is using DMCA takedowns incorrectly and that Vernor cannot be bound by a license agreement he never agreed to."

That would be 'licence'.

This is a forum for geeks, right?

ISP redesign unites the web in nausea

Lord Baphomet


They're my ISP and now I'm ashamed and won't recommend them to anyone lest I be judged by their appearance. I wear Armani and Gucci for Christ's sake -- what are my friends going to think if they see that monstrosity?


I'd like to know who the consultancy was who designed this: so that I can ensure that I never work with them. I've worked with some shocking web-designers in the past, but none of them were quite this bad (except, maybe, for a bunch of compete tw*ts from Fashion Street, E1, who I won't name).


'Anaconda' 200m rubber snake generator scheme gets funding

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Paris Hilton


"That only works if a significant proportion of us die first."

If we continue to allow penis-obsessed mad professors to design a solution to the current issues then there will be a large proportion of us who will be dead, and the only option remaining to the few survivors will be to live in hand-made dry stone huts.

+1 for nuculear fuel ;-)

Paris because she'd know how to spell nuclear correctly.

Rogue MP3 Trojan streaks across P2P networks

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Paris Hilton


The AV companies are funding virus writers so that they can continue to justify their outragious fees.

Paris, 'cos she's the role model for integrity in the US.

Facebook loses a few bitches

Lord Baphomet

Carl Fletcher, you are Wrong

CF: "It's going to transition from something that's overhyped into just another tool that most people use"

No, it's not. It's going to fail, and be shut-down, because it's crap, I haven't signed up, because it seems like a total waste of time to me, but that doesn't mean that I don't have an opinion, in fact, I do have one, and I've just stated it. People don't have to sign up for something to know what it's like -- I don't have to sign up for the Nazi party to know that it's rather dull (to say the least).

I've got friends who use this service, and they've shown me their profiles, and the profiles of other people they work with. I didn't have to sign up to see this. And, now that I have seen it, I know for a fact that it's a very poor site, obviously set up by 'entrepreneurs' with their usual lack of fore-site, due diligence, and quality.

The only people regularly using this stuff are teenagers -- whey they're not out recording fights on their mobile handsets.

Where's my violin?

Redmond puts key Vista update on ice

Lord Baphomet

Stop It

I don't like Microsoft Either (just though that it was worth mentioning that up front, as now I'm going to defend them, then I'm going to tear out my own heart for having done so).

What, exactly, are you complaining about? MS have developed a piece of software, and released a beta. The beta has shown some problems, so they've cut access to it, given people a work-around, and are promising to have it fixed soon.

All sounds pretty responsible to me.

We don't live in a perfect world, and software is never right first-time, which is why we have beta programmes. They exist so that software can be tested by early-adopters in real world environments. The result is information that is used as input to a series of changes in the software.

Software is never finished, it's never defect free, and it's never going to make everyone happy. Live with it.

If you don't like Vista (personally, I hate it), don't use it (I don't).

Queue the flames

Jedi to open Surrey academy

Lord Baphomet


I think it's just a cheap trick to get high ranking jobs in the police...

Because that's the only way these guys will ever get to "use the force".

BTW: "Paris, cos we need a Paris Academy.. no wait, that's over in Essex" -- NO, that /is/ Essex.

Mine is the brown robe hanging next to that purple light-sabre.

PS3 won't beat Wii until 2011, forecasts analyst

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Of course, it's rather silly to simply extrapolate points on a graph, and claim that this is how consumers will behave. A quick straw-poll I've just conducted around the office, shows that the glister is wearing thin on the Wii; apparently the games are quite poor, and very difficult to play. It seems that it's a toy best suited for parties and small children.

And, unless Sony sort out their dreadful online experience, it's doubtful if they'll be able to convince a community increasingly interested in such things that their product is better than the xbox.

I hate to say it, but I think that MS have got it right with the xbox, and although I do own a PS3, I won't ever get a Wii.


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