* Posts by sabroni

3103 posts • joined 11 May 2007

Euro police forces infiltrated encrypted phone biz – and now 'criminal' EncroChat users are being rounded up

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You don't know who the users of this service were but because some were criminal you think it's ok to tar them all with the same brush.

Drug smugglers all arrive in the country by boat or plane. Should we apply your tar brush to all travelers too?

Microsoft has a cure for data nuked by fat fingers if you're not afraid of the command line

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Re: Windshit 10

Classic! How do you guys come up with this stuff??

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Re: Recovers your files in 10,000 tiny bits

That's segment mode, yeah? You have to request that with the /s flag.

There's lots of options https://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-file-recovery-tool/ depending on how much meta data is in the MFT and with the file fragments.

Looks to me like it can undelete whole files.

When one open-source package riddled with vulns pulls in dozens of others, what's a dev to do?

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re: that can't even get basic comparison operators right.

JavaScript comparison operators come in two flavours, one that coerces types and one that doesn't. If you pick the one that coerces and don't understand the results then you're a bad workman blaming their tools.

All languages require you to understand them before you use them.

One year ago, Apple promised breakthrough features to help iPhone, iPad, Mac owners with disabilities. It failed them

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Re: That is an assumption, and it is incorrect.

Oh cool, so they've managed to fuck this up even with staff who should understand all these issues.

That's an achievement!

Section 230 authors despair of Trump, Barr, Biden, US Congress’ aggressive ignorance of critical tech law

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Re: Thank you for this well written article.

Could you patronise that up a bit for me please?

Maybe there is hope for 2020: AI that 'predicts criminality' from faces with '80% accuracy, no bias' gets in the sea

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Re: is a fraudster, even if they don't know it.

It's only fraud if there is intent to deceive. The people you're describing are misguided but they're not fraudsters because they believe they speak the truth.

I won't comment on their critical thinking abilities.

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New York City police veteran

Left the force. Not racist enough.

Here's a headline we never thought we'd write 20 years ago: Microsoft readies antivirus for Linux, Android

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cool

Sounds like a good idea!

The incumbent President of the United States of America ran now-banned Facebook ads loaded with Nazi references

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Re: Eugenics - Sometimes a good decision - is what I think.

What makes you think an big IQ gives you more right to life?

It's your complete lack of emapthy that makes me think your genetics are flawed.

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I too will post a single line

A single line I posted

to post more wouldn't be a single line

so just one for me

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Re: Golly. Without Hitler.

Read as a bit of free prose that's actually quite moving, in a "documenting my mental breakdown" way.....

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Re: then tell me why the NSDAP has socialist slap bang in the middle of the title

The same reason Social Science has science in the name, to make it sound like something it isn't.

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Re: Trump will walk it in November

Only if he gets the military to clear the peaceful protesters out of the way with pepper spray and rubber bullets.

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Re: Eugenics - Sometimes a good decision - is what I think.

Well, would you do us a favour and remove yourself from the gene pool then?

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thugs from BLM

They didn't turn up, remember? Our thugs protect statues by attacking the police.

Try and keep up.

Full stack, C++, and backend developers in demand in this week's job openings

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Re: Wordpress accounts for ~60% of all CMS driven websites, but accounts for ~80% of hacked ones.

Wordpress is written in PHP. You don't know what you're talking about.

If Fairphone can support a 5-year-old handset, the other vendors could too. Right?

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Nice idea, but

Fuck the peasants. If they don't want to work in the mineral mines they should get a nice job in IT.

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To its credit, Google is trying to simplify the process of delivering Android updates for vendors.

That's the problem right there. Google launched Android with no thought for updates, originally claiming that it couldn't be done. They've dragged their heels over this for years, allowing billions of flawed devices to be distributed.

Some people will point the finger at the vendors but they didn't create an OS with no update mechanism, they just decided a free OS was too good a deal to miss.

'Boringly reliable': Red Hat architect thinks Kubernetes is 'mostly done' – but there are still plenty of bugs

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Re: Give this man a medal.

It's only open source where developers get to prioritise. In a business like Microsoft the management's focus on money dictates what gets priority.

If you're despairing at staff sharing admin passwords, look on the bright side. That's CIA-grade security

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Too right! That's why they're paid so much, because they're supposed to take responsibility.

Ex-eBay security execs among six charged with harassing, threatening bloggers who dared criticize web tat souk

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But from a customer perspective that's exactly why i like them.

I buy from eBay cos i know if something goes wrong they'll take my side.

(Sorry about the phone.....)

Splunk to junk masters and slaves once a committee figures out replacements

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Re: Give 'em an inch ...

Are you talking about liberals or black people?

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Re: Where will this end....

With black list becoming denylist and master becoming main?

Are there any other genuine suggestions for change that people have seen? The only things reported here have been whitelist/blacklist and master/slave.

This "where will it end" stuff is known as the slipperly slope fallacy.

Wailing Wednesday follows Patch Tuesday as versions of Windows 10 stop playing nicely with plugged-in printers

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finally got a new keyboard then!

Well done, all that capitalisation looked intentional!!

GitHub to replace master with main across its services

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Re: Should white be the default background colour in a browser?

THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!!

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Re: Master copy

It's making racists angry, that's good!!

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Re: the only ones they can master....

Oh please explain how not changing things will end racism you massive brained genius!

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Re: Master copy

Where does it stop? Don't you mean "think of the children!!".

It's a slippery slope, this one.....

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Re: Fix the problem, and the name won't matter.

That's certainly a better solution, you make it sound simple.

How do we fix institutional racism?

I'm presuming you've got some better ideas, let's hear them!!

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Re: Let's go through this point by point

It's not a straw man at all. Look at Marvin Rees, the black mayor of Bristol, being asked why he hadn't removed the statue of colston. If the first thing a black mayor did was remove statues of white slave traders can you imagine the backlash?

That's why white people have to join the fight. You think this change is stupid? Suggest something better!

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This isn't people who are offended by the word master. This is people who've been part of a racist system all their lives trying to find ways to change that system.

Black people can't change white society. White people have to change to fix institutional racism. This is little more than tinkering around the edges but it's SOMETHING and people are desperate for some way to help.

So instead of moaning about the loss of your beloved terminology come up with something more constructive we can do to eliminate racism. The current system is broken. Saying that it should work, that it should be a meritocracy, achieves nothing. So what are we going to do to fix it? If changing language doesn't help, what will?

ZFS co-creator boots 'slave' out of OpenZFS codebase, says 'casual use' of term is 'unnecessary reference to a painful experience'

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Re: experienced any discrimination, hardship or oppression in their personal (...) lives.

So one experience of discrimination makes you qualified to comment on white on black racism.

An accent doesn't open you up to the same level of abuse that a black skin does. You're not going to get singled out immediately on sight.

It's not nice to be picked on, maybe there's a lesson for you in that experience. Rather than resisting change, why not think of something you can do to help? If changing the names of things is so pointless maybe you can suggest some changes that would address discrimination better?

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People keep changing this word

Despite all you geniuses telling them how wrong they are.

Wouldn't it be lovely if the people trying to change things for the better outnumbered those trying to stop them? As this goes on, and more and more code gets changed to remove the word slave, how far are you prepared to go to keep it?

Why are you so invested in having the word slave in code you use?

In Hancock's half-hour, Dido Harding offers hollow laughs: Cake distracts test-and-trace boss at UK COVID-19 briefing

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Re: "......worst death toll in Europe"

How do you manage to post this bollocks from the 1970s?

Union paymasters??? Good grief....

After IBM axed its face-recog tech, the rest of the dominoes fell like a house of cards: Amazon and now Microsoft. Checkmate

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Mushroom

re: Amazon, publicly dumped the tech.

No, that's exactly what they've not fucking done.

"The register, kissing the hand that feeds IT" doesn't have quite the same ring.

What the fuck is going on around here?

Sony reveals PlayStation 5 will offer heretical no-optical-disk option. And yes, it has an AMD CPU-GPU combo

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Disk free

Nintendo Switch Games at retail are often an empty box with a download code in. So not only a hideous waste of resources but you have to type in some ridiculous string of nonsense to get the game you just paid for!

But, it's the way the industry is going. If you don't have a physical copy you can't sell it on. It makes financial sense for games companies to cripple the second hand market. It makes financial sense for games companies to avoid manufaturing physical products, they're software developers. Much easier to allow 50,000 downloads than manufacture 50,000 disks.

On the plus side, having a box with a big browsable list of games built in is very convenient....

OOP there it is: You'd think JavaScript's used more by devs than Java... but it's not – JetBrains survey

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WTF?

Re: You need flavors of HTML4/5, PHP, CSS and other things.

Yeah, you have to have PHP to render a web page.

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re: The server is coded in Java.

Yeah, that's right grandad!

You know Facebook has an image problem when major nonprofits start turning down donations over political lies

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stop using it

Only way to make him change.

Remind us again, why work for AWS? Petty Amazon sues marketing veep after he defects to Google Cloud

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Re: He's a Marketing Guy

I did. Twice because of your comment.

He was VP of marketing. Pretty sure that makes him a marketing guy.

Thought you'd addressed those data-leaking Spectre holes on Linux? Guess again. The patches aren't perfect

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WTF?

Re: Of course, meanwhile in Redmond......

Of course, meanwhile in Redmond what? They've also had to roll out patches for this to Azure?

Yeah, great start after sacking human hacks: Microsoft's AI-powered news portal mixes up photos of women-of-color in article about racism

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Stop

Re: It's a trifle early for the silly season, but ...

She understands that things won't change unless you make noise. Unlike most women of colour she can actually get people's attention using tools like Twitter and make ms take notice.

Racism isn't silly season stuff. Unless you're privileged.

Developers renew push to get rid of objectionable code terms to make 'the world a tiny bit more welcoming'

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Re: Those who can, code.

Are you saying I can't code because I have a different opinion to you about racist language?

How does that work then?

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Re: BTW: How did that work out?

Did that original someone *ever* do anything else 'worthwhile' for that open source project? Or any other?

I'd like to seriously know. My guess: No. REAL developers care about programming and functionality and quality. NOT racism and systemic oppression.

Fixed it for you.

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Re: Why people are getting so up in arms about this is beyond me.

Duh.

White privilege.

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master and slave

When it's a drive that tells another drive exactly what to do then the wording makes sense and i can't think of anything more appropriate.

For the main branch of a repo "master" doesn't really convey what it is.

Blocklist and allowlist are much clearer names than blacklist and whitelist.

When open source isn't enough: Fancy a de-Googled Chromium? How about some Microsoft-free VS Code?

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We now just need to get rid of the tightwad management who don't see the value in testing on browsers with single digit market share.

FTFY!!!

(But, if you can cover 95% of your install base with one browser the business case for testing on other browsers becomes pretty weak.....)

Amazon warehouse workers sue over safety concerns as several contract COVID-19

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Mushroom

Re: "Nobody saw it coming"

And stop fucking buying shit from them!

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