* Posts by Angry clown

27 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Feb 2009

All roads lead to Bork in Kansas as Windows puts on a show for motorists

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@Paul Hovnanian - Re: Is this ...

Nah, looks more like a testimony of the resiliency unconditional Windows fans are capable of.

'Optional' is the new 'Full' in Windows 10: Microsoft mucks about with diagnostic slurpage levels for Fast Ring Insiders

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@JohnFen - Re: Is it still impossible to stop the spying?

You can safely assume slurpage can't be turned off.

Sudo? More like Su-doh: There's a fun bug that gives restricted sudoers root access (if your config is non-standard)

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@tfb - Re: Already patched in Slackware.

This is sysadmin fascism. It is not you alone that decides who is to be trusted and who's not, business has also a word to say. You are supposed to do your best to work with database and application owners to manage risks not to impose your vision.

Also, may I remind you the not so few cases in which a trusted sysadmin locked down networks and systems and denied legitimate users access ?

Windows Subsystem for Linux distro gets a preening, updated version waddles into Microsoft's app store

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DrXym - Re: how is this better than Cygwin?

I was not aware of any application development targeted for Linux desktops. Like many of us here, I was strongly convinced Linux desktop exists only in an endless stream of patronizing and tasteless jokes so now you come and tell us that you or someone else are actually developing for Linux ?

Please help us get rid of our ignorance!

Can't do it the US way? Then we'll do it Huawei – and roll our own mobile operating system

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Memo to Huawei

Make it plan A. Just in case.

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@Wellyboot - Re: Burning question

You can bet on that!

Salesforce boss Marc Benioff objects to US immigration policy so much, he makes millions from, er, US immigration

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@AC - Re: That's capitalism, folks!

Are you a filthy rich CEO to down vote the post ? If so, why are you posting as AC ?

Cloudflare: We dumped Daily Stormer not because they're Nazis but because they said we love Nazis

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@Ole Juul - Re: now fled to the dark web

How much do you want to bet Kremlin will kick them out as soon as they will get the word ?

Lenovo Solution Center portal patched to shutter hacker god mode hole

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Erm, ok, Lenovo,

could you just quit writing code and stick to what you are good at, like for instance building computers ?

Good, Lord, I'm not wondering how much Lenovo pays those developers but why, oh why, do they pay them at all. No, seriously, when each and any of your customers having more than a pair of neural cells starts by uninstalling all that crap that comes with a new PC, why bother at all with all this bloatware ?

North America down to its last ~130,000 IPv4 addresses

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Re: 2 things wrong with IPV6

Wow, are you that good at remembering 32 characters license plates ? You impress me!

Amazon just wrote a TLS crypto library in only 6,000 lines of C code

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@Fred Flintstone - Re: I love it.

The two principles you mentioned mean that anyone can inspect and apply corrections any time he pleases not that he is ever being forced into doing it.

Microsoft turns the power of fine print onto enterprise licensing

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@n@ - Re: Also

In case you didn't know by now, Microsoft is poisoning you only once. Then all they do is selling you the antidote year after year, it is you begging them.

Deloitte's files on bean counters swept up in Sony hack stash – report

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Mmmmmm, Sony!

Couldn't happen to a nicer company. This might be the curse of the rootkit infected customers or maybe the prayers of PlayStation Linux victims have been finally successful. Anyway it's good news!

One year on, Windows 8.1 hits milestone, nudges past XP

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Re: I need a compelling reason...

You can always use VMware Player or Virtual Box, no need to endure W8 abomination.

Microsoft to RIP THE SHEETS off Windows 9 aka 'Threshold' in April

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@quarky - If you are telling us

that we should do things on a 24in wide screen display in the same way we're doing them on a 4in phone display then, boy, you're the one missing the point by more than a mile.

Beside that, I don't know about you but most people already learned to find their way across the three different platforms so I don't see any need for Microsoft to dumb us back with their help.

Sony's new PlayStation 4 and open source FreeBSD: The TRUTH

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@AC 09:26GMT - Re: It pains me to say it, as a Linux user myself, but...

We're talking about Linux versus *BSD here so will largely be ignored.

Leaked docs: SOD squad feeds NSA intelligence to drug enforcement plods

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Re: Posse Comitatus

Don't hold your breath! System is broken. Completely.

PlayStation 4 is FreeBSD inside

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@M.B - Re: *looks at Eadon and laughs*

Unfortunately the more liberal license is the reason we're all bickering here about Linux almost forgetting the BDSs. Could it be a reason why Microsoft was always frightened about GPL but never worried about BSDL ?

Microsoft Dell deal would restore PC makers' confidence

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@Daniel B. - Re: @Fred Flinstone

Add HTC and LG who signed deals with Microsoft. How well do they fare on the mobile market now ?

Apache man disables Internet Explorer 10 privacy setting

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Re: prespective anyone?

Ad-blockers use more resources than an advert does but they are using my computer resources not my brain resources. I'd rather have my CPU work twice as hard than my brain being forced to rummage ads. You know, information overflow, yada yada yada....

'FIRST ever' Linux, Mac OS X-only password sniffing Trojan spotted

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@ChrisM - Re: Linux trojan is not news

Sadly, the population of Linux users is still not increasing and I doubt it will ever do. We're the same number we were a couple of years ago. Not that I feel bad about it or lonely. I guess we're becoming like those who prefer to build/drive custom cars in that only those who really want to be like us will join us and it's nothing wrong or special about it.

And you're absolutely right about carelessly using the root password and let's pray Gnome and KDE and other WM devs will not goof for the sake of mimicking you all know who.

Apple orders PC builder to 'choose sides' in laptop battle?

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@Al Jones - I can give you one hint here

No major OEM will accept to sell you a naked PC nor they will accept to reimburse you the Windows Voluntary Contribution (some are calling it a tax but that's not true) in exchange for returning back the unused copy of Microsoft OS. How is this for twisting arms ?

In case you need more info, you can educate yourself reading some juicy court documents from Comes vs. Microsoft.

Germany warns surfers against Firefox

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You're right

There are alternatives like VirtualBox or VMware with a virtual disposable Windows machine or even better, VMware Player with and Internet browsing appliance. Or at a minimum, install a copy of Firefox portable with no plugins, disable Javascript and you can browse anywhere on the net.

Italians threaten suit over Windows pre-install

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Here's something easy for your brain

Stores do not have to stock empty machines. They can stock only Windows pre-installed PCs and once I'm in the store, I say NO to EULA, Windows is automatically wiped clean and I happily go to the cash register for reimbursement. Now, how hard is that ?

Firefox update fixes zero-day JavaScript flaw

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@The Fuzzy Wotnot

Yes, you forgot to keep your mouth shut in the first place. Now just go stay in line and wait for the IE update. It might take a whole year but trust me, it will come.

New Windows virus attacks PHP, HTML, and ASP scripts

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What the author forgot to mention

As usual, only certain users of a certain operating system from a certain large North-American vendor are at risk. No offense to those who got their computers infested with winlogon.exe or explorer.exe in the first place but they should take better care of their systems.

Please lower your flamethrowers while I put on my flame retardant underwear.