* Posts by Alan Hargreaves

9 posts • joined 4 Apr 2008

Oracle spoils your day with NEARLY 150 patches

Alan Hargreaves

Why is this a surprise?

Richard, ever since Oracle bought Sun (and likely from before but I can't speak to that), the Critical Patch Update has come out quarterly around the middle of that month. I'm not quite sure why you are so surprised that this came out? I'm sure you don't mean to imply that Oracle should not be releasing bug fixes.


Evan Powell exits Nexenta as Wyse guy strides in

Alan Hargreaves

1990's ???

1990s, really? Please is it asking too much to expect a tiny bit of basic fact checking?


NSA: NOBODY could stop Snowden – he was A SYSADMIN

Alan Hargreaves

access to documents by unix/linux credentials only?

I'm sorry, I have to call b*llsh*t on this.

Any database system worth its salt relies on db specific credentials, simply being root (or any user for that matter) should be absolutely insufficient to access anything in a secured database. One would hope that such a place as the three letter agencies would require authentication against the database application before providing anything classified.

I find it beyond belief that such agencies would work in any other way. In which case, Snowdon actually *had* the appropriate levels of access to the data and we're trying to be sold something to cover that up.


NSW Police wins global gong for Facebook project

Alan Hargreaves

NSW Police and Social Media

One thing I note ignored in here is the fact that they have been (successfully) using social media to look for missing persons. I've seen a number in my area where the search has been successful and thanks have been passed to those people who helped pass the word (and any images) by facebook.


Well, that about wraps it up for the NBN

Alan Hargreaves

too good to be true?

I am wondering how long it took Richard to research this article.

Obviously he spent more time on it than Malcolm.

From Malcolm's perspective the information that he got must have appeared almost too good not not use immediately.

Of course those of us how have been on the net for any amount of time know that if something appears too good to be true, then it probably *is* too good to be true.


Australia, give up your fixed broadband!

Alan Hargreaves

it seems many

of the readers and comnters don't understand satire.

Oracle stuffs Mongolian clusters with Sparc T3s

Alan Hargreaves

Solaris 11 Express annoucned 2 weeks ago?

Solaris 11 Express was announced at Open World. It released two weeks ago.


Oracle sneaks out Solaris 10 refresh

Alan Hargreaves


Umm not quite. The 12% includes the h/w support. It's not in addition to the 7%.


US teen cuffed for disposable camera 'Taser'

Alan Hargreaves
Black Helicopters

Goodbye High School Physics

If the rule states that 'an electronic device, capable of giving a shock' is a weapon, then when are Van de Graaf generators going to be banned from Physics classes?



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