* Posts by lvm

37 posts • joined 4 Jun 2008

Germany advises citizens to uninstall Kaspersky antivirus


I wouldn't recommend it to anyone regardless

It is a well-known fact that Kaspersky defeats virii (yes, I am from *that* time :) by sheer slowing the machine down to the point when they give up and die. I will never forget Eclipse starting in a couple of seconds without Kaspersky and over 3 minutes - yes MINUTES, with.

Europe's largest nuclear plant on fire after Russian attack


looks like starshell to me

While I am not in any way approving this, it looks like illumination rounds, not some kind of attack ammunition, so they are probably trying to be extra careful and avoid hitting it by accident. Cheap sensationalism.


RAID expansion comes to OpenZFS at last



Take md RAID (which you can reshape any way you like) and put a filesystem of your choice on top. And avoid these unholy raid+fs hybrids like plague.

Ooh, an update. Let's install it. What could possibly go wro-


Netware? Less than 20 years ago? Where was he working - Jurassic Park?

I last used it in the 90s...

Ubuntu desktop team teases 'proof of concept' systemd on Windows Subsystem for Linux


Good job!

Let's make windows even more windowsy by offloading linux junk there.

New GNOME Human Interface Guidelines now official – and obviously some people hate it


Who cares?

Gnome died with version 3, there is no need to kill it yet again.

How do you save an ailing sales pitch? Just burn down the client's office with their own whiteboard

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Voltage (or frequency) cannot do it to a mere cable, it requires overcurrent, and whiteboard cannot draw much, Power cables are not even rated for voltage. Now if it was not a *cable* but a power adapter... but then it was not an engineer but a sales droid.

FYI: You can trick image-recog AI into, say, mixing up cats and dogs – by abusing scaling code to poison training data

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how they want some attention...

So they found a bug in image scaling library, why not call it just that? Noooo, they will involve AI, ML and other trendy acronyms.

Get ready for a literal waiting list for European IPv4 addresses. And no jumping the line


to quote the classics...


Stones, meet glass house: Mind behind Windows 8 GUI disses Windows 10 over leak


Callingl windows GUI creator a MIND??? You've got some nerve, vulture.

Fantastic Mr Fox? Not when he sh*ts on your lawn, kids' trampoline and your soul


Usually an animal won't shit where it eats. Didn't have much experience with foxes but when a stray cat started using my garage as a toilet I put some food there which solved the problem immediately and efficiently. Of course now it lives there :)

JavaScript tracking punks given a thrashing by good old-fashioned server log analytics


Genius. Sheer genius. Its like 80s all over. I always said: if you want to get web usage stats don't pass to load to clients' browsers. Parse your frigging logs, this is the only acceptable way to do it.

Why are fervid Googlers making ad-blocker-breaking changes to Chrome? Because they created a monster – and are fighting to secure it

Big Brother

What was that saying about liberty and safety by a certain Mr Franklin?

Wondering where that upcoming meeting with 'Cheap Viagra' came from? Spammers beat Gmail filters by abusing Google Calendar, Forms, Photos, Analytics...


A well-known problem with a well-known solution

Disable 'events from gmail' in google calendar settings, it's on by default. Unless you are relying on receiving appointments via gmail, then you are screwed.

There's NordVPN odd about this, right? Infosec types concerned over strange app traffic

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"and that gzip string looks rather like the client is expecting to receive a payload from the server" - I chose this particular bit to demonstrate technical ineptness of the scribbler who wrote this clickbait. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_compression

Nokia 9: HMD Global hauls PureView™ out of brand limbo


those corners again...

Can't stand those artificial retro rounded screen corners. I mean if screen is following the rounded corners of phone's body it is a reason to have them. Nowhere near a good one, but at least some sort of a reason, but this - when they cut (or probably just covered) screen corners to make it look like that silly trend... Sick. I would hate looking at it regardless of how good it is.

Here's 2018 in a nutshell for you... Russian super robot turns out to be man in robot suit

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Dude in an off the shelf fake-looking costume with pieces of him showing through the gaps is not a real robot - what a horrible lie! They will be opening our eyes on the fact that Santa's just a man with a fake beard next.

Huawei MateBook Pro X: PC makers look out, the phone guys are here


Very impressive. There is a flaw though, and a big one - the screen may be 4:3, but it is a shiny one.

Roscosmos: An assembly error doomed our Soyuz, but we promise it won't happen again


Translation is incorrect - not "a failure to open a nozzle at the top of the strap-on booster to vent its tank", but a failure to open the cover of the jet nozzle responsible for steering the booster away from the rocket.

Crucial P1 minicard flash drive? Not if you grabbed Intel's 660p


0.1 DWPD? This is so sad...

Watch Series 4: What price 'freedom'? About as much as you'd expect from an Apple product



it bootloops on the DST day https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/8/17950300/apple-watch-series-4-reboot-crash-dst-bug

Who's using 2FA? Sweet FA. Less than 10% of Gmail users enable two-factor authentication


but have you read the small print?

If you accept 2FA you accept 'Your number will be used for things like making Google services, including the ads you see....'. Thanks, but no thanks.

uBlock Origin ad-blocker knocked for blocking hack attack squawking


Sorry, Mr. Leyden, but think before you post

Why CSP is pretty much useless as security tool has been discussed in several comments, more importantly CSP can be used to track client-side script modifications and/or blocking - i.e. adblocking. If you installed adblocker you most probably would want to block CSP too, so the default uBlock behaviour is correct. Good job, uBlock!

Mercedes answers autonomous car moral dilemma: Yeah, we'll just run over pedestrians


would you by a car which might consider killing you?

I wouldn't. An autonomous vehicle may not injure its occupants or, through inaction, allow its occupants to come to harm - this is the First Law.

Reminder: IE, Edge, Outlook etc still cough up your Windows, VPN credentials to strangers


NTML could've been a typo, hadn't it been used twice.

Got an Android phone? SMASH IT with a hammer – and do it NOW


My phone (galaxy s5) has 'auto retrieve' checkbox in MMS settings. And it is unckecked - clever me.

KILLER! Adobe Flash, Windows zero-day vulns leak from Hacking Team raid

lvm is out

didn't bother to check wheter it is it, but it is out

BOFH: We CAN do that with a Raspberry Pi, but think of the BODIES


BOFH stories usually are so technically correct, but this time I winced. Never ever ever ever in my life I've met a light sensor which won't retrigger when on. Maybe they do exist - everything's possible, but rarer than OS/2 Warp.

Big browser builders scramble to fix cross-platform zero-day flaw


Call me paranoid, but it suspiciosly looks like yet another tiny company trying to get some cheap publicity by blowing out of proportions some aspects of misusing a perfectly normal feature. Like, 'if you click on url to infected file it <gasp> dowloads it. And if you click yes a couple of time it OPENS IT AND IFECTS THE WHOLE WORLD!"

Unwearable tech: Five ways IT garb's gone HORRIBLY WRONG


Actually I am quite happy with my cellphone whatch

Probably wouldn't bought it myself as too geeky, but I got it as a present a couple of years ago and use it ever since. It suits me well - I am horribly absent-minded, and this is the phone you cannot leave behind, and I am quite sure that twitter is for twits, so the absence of passable keyboard is not an issue at all.

iPad? Pah. Behold the EYEPAD, patented by Sony for the 'PS4'


too bad the eyephone is already taken


Disconnection phone scam targets UK consumers



This "Because the person who initiates a call is the one to terminate it, a prospective mark is left unable to make a phone call, or even obtain a dial tone." is nonsense.

Toshiba Qosmio X300


safe and reliable?

Cliff Joseph starts this review with "Toshiba laptops have always been safe and reliable". I beg to differ. As current owner of Satellite P100 I suffered cracked hinges, substandard keyboard, high-quality sound much ehnanced by unidentified parts rattling inside, poor quality power supply socket, paint discolorations and more. I must admit I cannot say nothing agains the reviwed model except that it looks absolutely ghastly, but my next laptop won't be a Toshiba.

BBC to 'reimagine' The Thirty-nine Steps


we've already had one 'remagination'

the one with Kenneth More, and a later version with Robert Powell wich was quite close to the book and my personal favorite - maybe even better than the Hitchcocks's. Well, good ideas are scarce...

Doctors: Third babies are the same as patio heaters


Tell me something I don't know...

ALL of modern problems - terrorism, depletion of natural resources, high gas prices and congestion charges have one pretty obvious cause: overpopulation. 9 out of 10 people shouldnt' actually be here, one must be blind or belong to intellectual majority not to be able to see it. Of course our democratically elected rulers need more sheep to fleece, not a nicer world to live in so they will never support a courageous policy aimed at actually reducing world population to more reasonable values and rather force us to share what little we have and live the common misery.

Dissolving the plastic bag problem


What? Haven't read Mutant 59???

Here is the only fitting place for this news :)


Online payment standards fall on deaf websites


I wonder...

whether this website is indeed storing sensitive info or it is just a case of an idiot and form-caching-capable browser?


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