* Posts by E 2

754 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009


No, boss, I'm not playing Minecraft. Minecraft is where I run VMs on the desktop now

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Remember that proposition

...a few years back from some boffin that was might be living in a simulation running on some super-alien's super computer???

Imagine surviving WW3, rebuilding computers, opening up GitHub's underground vault just to relive JavaScript

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Future archeologists will figure out a way to construe Javascript as a method of torture practiced against microserfs of this age. They will not be too far off the mark.

Call us immediately if your child uses Kali Linux, squawks West Mids Police

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Perhaps the kids could install Red Flag Linux instead.

Judge Vulcan-nerve pinches JEDI deal after Amazon forks out $42m to pause Microsoft's military machinations

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Editors: your writer needs to be Vulcan-nerve pinched.

The picture used on the story is the cast of Babylon 5. Vulcan-nerve pinches are a Star Trek thing.

Haunted by Europe's GDPR, ICANN sharpens wooden stake to finally slay the Whois vampire

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IDK WTH RegGuy1 Is On About...

But whois often does not contain useful information for a given IP or domain. Otoh it seems to be used as a source of cold leads for hordes of Indian web dev shops.

I don't think the latter is a good reason to start hiding info: let's hope the former improves with the new scheme.

Kiss my ASCII, Microsoft – we've got one million fewer daily active users than you, boasts Slack

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Having been a user of both...

I can say that Slack is the superior product. It is easier to use and it does not limit how small I can make it's window. Teams refuses to resize below about 640x480 and it has, like most MS apps, vast swathes of empty space in it's window.

The D in Systemd is for Directories: Poettering says his creation will phone /home in future

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What if I want to use LDAP for authentication and authorization via PAM?

Enjoy the holiday weekend, America? Well-rested? Good. Supermicro server boards can be remotely hijacked

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IDK about this being a huge issue qua security hole.

If a server's BMC is accessible from the public Internet then the server's owner has worse problems than what are described in this article.

This seems like some of the "holes" described last year where the attacker has to achieve root level access to a box to exploit. If an attacker has root on your box then how likely are they to exploit obscure holes rather than just do bad stuff, stop syslog, clean up the logs and restart syslog?

Facebook: The future is private! So private, we designed some handy new fingercams for y'all!

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Not new art.

The Japanese adult film industry has prior art.

Has NASA's Mars Insight lander hit rock bottom? Heat probe struggles to penetrate Red Planet

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Re: Seek help from Donald Trump

Perhaps we can put him on a rocket to Mars. He can pound on the rod, and since Mars is quite orange-red in color we won't be able to see him.

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Pitching a tent while camping trip in the mountains, you need to use big nails to peg down the tent's various strings & ropes.

Inevitably every second nail hits a rock. NASA has never gone camping?

'Unstoppable' Chinese NAND fabber YMTC to unleash 64-layer flash flood before skipping ahead to 128 – analyst

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Why is it an oversupply? Low prices are good for people who use flash - and that's just about everyone.

Start trek, the next generation: PCie 4 flash controller demo flaunts speedy peripheral vision

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"... almost instantly..."

You know very well that MS will add shedloads of no-ops to everything in order to make it look like Windows is "working hard".

Either Facebook is building yet another massive bit barn in Iowa, and doesn't want you to know about it....

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Sigint infrastructure, or possibly Russo-Republican vote manipulation infrastructure.

Tech support discovers users who buy the 'sh*ttest PCs known to Man' struggle with basics

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Me too

Same thing, except it was in person. I was doing Novell & NT4 sysadmin in a biz school in Canada. This one guy - the executive director of an institute consisting of a single professor and an executive director - would always ask me how to do MS Office crap and of course I'd no idea about MS Office. But one time he asked me a Photoshop question and I did know something about Photoshop. I looked, he was trying to flood fill some space in a poster, and I asked him to click the paint bucket icon; for some damned reason he reached over and clicked the power switch on the PC to "Off", and looked up at me all doe-eyed and expectant. I just turned on my heel and left the room.

BTW @Editors - I like the nested comment scheme.

This is the Send, encrypted end-to-end, this is the Send, my Mozillan friend

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Send is very secure?

When I went to send.firefox.com I got an essentially blank page: FF logo, Moz logo, footer links, main body of the page blank.

If I can't Send a file then nobody can pilfer it!

AyyyMD had an Epyc quarter: Server chip shipments 'more than doubled' Q3 to Q4

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I got a lot of respect for Lisa Su.

Five or six years ago AMD looked like it might go under.

VMware's latest financial figures look virtually healthy if you page out Pivotal cash-splash loss

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Didn't Dell gobble up VMWare? Why is it filing income data?

SQLite creator crucified after code of conduct warns devs to love God, and not kill, commit adultery, steal, curse...

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Re: I have a code of conduct

"Re: I have a code of conduct

or one of my favorites:

"Tolerance means tolerating those who's actions/opinions you truly hate."

I wonder if this is covered by the Benedictine CoC ?"

That'll be covered in: Do not return evil for evil.

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Re: I have a code of conduct

What's sexist about "dick"?

Lots of people like dick.

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Re: This is serious code bloat

Somewhere between C and C++ for complexity then.

There's a reason the Benedictines are still around: the C++ standards committee's work will never end.

Cosmoboffins think grav waves hold the key to sorting out the disputed Hubble Constant

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...until the next boffin pulls a different solution out of the standard model, or the next string theorist puts forward the next under-determined solution.

It'll never end.

PC version of Linux 4.19 lands with PC version of Linus Torvalds: Kernel handed back to creator

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It will be a test the first time he rejects a pull request for crap code quality and some snowflake complains Linus is being mean. Hopefully Linus has learned how to to say "No" firmly but more diplomatically?

Jesus Christ. I'm tapping this out on my PC and trying to find a delicate word for "not swearing at people". The reign of terror has already begun it seems.

Speeding jet of Siberian liquid hot Magma getting speedier, satellites find

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Re: There has not been any effectual presidents since FDR because "

Read the constitution.

Apple is Mac-ing on enterprise: Plans strategic B2B alliance with HPE

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Magical Wonderful Datacenters

Apple's tried this before. They still don't seem to get it.

I'll take low cost reliable pizza boxes, and I'll not pay for bling or froth. I do not see where Apple brings what I need to the table.

Tesla fingers former Gigafactory hand as alleged blueprint-leaking sabotage mastermind

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Has Musk been possessed by the shade of Steve Jobs?

Mate, have a Flutter on the Darts: Google's mobe app toolkit for Fuchsia, others emerges

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Another one?

Another 'cross platform' language? Wait, I think I see a world-conquering Javascript tool kit on the road ahead! Oh no, skip that, I think I see another world-conquering Javascript tool kit on the road ahead beyond the first! And another beyond that!

I wonder what it's compiler/interpreter and libraries are written in - might be C or C++?

US regains supercomputer crown from Chinese, for now

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Re: Only because someone has to say it..

No. OTOH it will be able to simulate 1000 monkeys playing Crysis simultaneously.

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Shhh, don't tell Trump!

Kids and the web latest: 'Won't somebody please think of the children!' US Congresscritters plead

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"Do Not Track Kids Act"

Cannot these people do anything not wrapped up in Mom and Apple Pie and Thank the Veterans? It's a privacy bill FFS, it ought to apply to all.

It's no wonder Trump runs rings around them, they're infantile themselves.

Nervy nuke-armed nation fires missile with 5,000km range

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re: (while UK is clearly dropping out of the major league)

Shorely the UK can invest an extra 350M pounds per week in weaponry now?

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Re: As long as Canada, you say?

Normally I don't like rating disasters, but I don't think the Air India bombing can touch the 9/11 attacks - for either immediate death toll or knock on death toll.

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Re: As long as...

What, are you the local Trump sock puppet?

Hitler 'is dead' declares French prof who gazed at dictator's nashers

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I thot he was consulting at Breitbart?!

Blighty stuffs itself in Galileo airlock and dares Europe to pull the lever

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@Voland's right hand

You were lied to by the leave side. Why do you expect them to tell you anything true now?

Wow, machine learning, what a snoozefest... less so if you strap a bunch of GPUs to your storage

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It would be very good if the hacks would bother to spec the FP width when they bandy about "19.2TF".

19.2 TF of 16 bit precision may help you coerce customer buying decisions, but for my nuclear weapons development I *need* 64 bit precision.

SpaceX blasted massive plasma hole in Earth's ionosphere

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Shorely you meant CSAWs?

Shorely you meant CSAWs?

IBM claims its machine learning library is 46x faster than TensorFlow

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re: Tensorflow has 93,399 stars on Github.

Github is in large part a popularity contest.

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All that sound and fury?

And they could predict if people would click on an ad?

Maybe if the money was spent on lowering product prices instead...

Facebook opens up Big Basin Volta plans to share the server wealth

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Will it autonomously influence elections?

Statement from Zuck: "We had no idea it was doing that!"

Ocado to stock cannabidiol-infused water

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They could...

render down 25 litres to get the CBD.

Also, CBD is not water soluble, eh?

Trump buries H-1B visa applicants in paperwork

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There would be no shortage of talent applying if they offered a higher salary for the PROLES!

Does my boom look big in this? New universe measurements bewilder boffins

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Everyone is running away from...


Ubuntu wants to slurp PCs' vital statistics – even location – with new desktop installs

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I'm just a spring chicken!

But at 52 years old I've been using UNIX & Linux since 1992.

And I don't care if Mark Shuttlesworth knows my PC is in Calgary, Canada.

I did not much like his "send everyone's desktop searches to Amazon" thing, however.

Linux's Grsecurity dev team takes blog 'libel' fight to higher court

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Grsec used to be opensource, you could down load it and patch one of the supported kernels and go to town.

Now you cannot. I wanted to use grsec for a server last spring, and the only way it is available now is for-pay.

So what exactly is the problem with Perens' remarks?

Security hole in AMD CPUs' hidden secure processor code revealed ahead of patches

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Where did you buy your mobo?

From a country other than USA, buy a mobo from, eg, NewEgg. Pick one that is shipped from USA. Note how long it spends in Customs... where NSA operatives (or indeed spies from your own country) install the requisite bits for this exploit.

Boffins foresee most software written by machines in 2040

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Re: Clippy

Feed it Clipper code!

Yes, I took Putin's roubles to undermine Western democracy. This is my story

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"thought pathfinder"

Where's my gun?

Western Dig's MAMR is so phat, it'll store 100TB on a hard drive by 2032

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I'm waiting for WAMR!

我的天啊! China gives Weibo users a week to use their real names

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On the upside...

For example: visit wccftech.com and read it's comment section. Some of the people might not be so aggressive if their mother know what they were saying.



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