* Posts by Hans 1

3800 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Aug 2009

Version 256 of systemd boasts '42% less Unix philosophy'

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Re: Distrust and disrupt the disruptor

Cracks have already appeared, instead of using glibc for DNS lookups they wrote their own, with a bug very similar to a long fixed bug in glibc.

The whole concept of système d is "Why use what works?"

IBM sued again for alleged discrimination – this time against White males

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Facepalm

Yes, I can see it, it's over there --------->

Oh no, wait, that's the wrong..

It's over there

<-------------

#TFTFY

I can fix this PC, boss, but I’ll need to play games for hours to do it

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Angel

In the early 2000's, I was tech support for SGI Visual Workstations, Diablo II was used to test the graphics performance. I had 4 or 8GB of RAM on these things with Windows NT. When the boss came around, I would say I am testing the graphics. I was waiting for calls, when a call arrived, I would switch to our app and die in the game. Fun times.

OpenBSD 7.5 locks down with improved disk encryption support and syscall limitations

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Boffin

Re: I love OpenBSD

OpenBSD is for grown-ups, it is a tool and not a swiss army knife. What it does it does better than anything else and if you want to do what it does, you use it. If you do not know what you want, you would use Linux, the swiss army knife, if you have Windows, you are not entitled to an opinion.

Tesla Berlin gigafactory goes dark after alleged eco-sabotage

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Boffin

Re: It is not left wing extremists

Hitler & co were far-left.

Go find a picture of the Reichstag in 1931 or 1932, notice the NSDAP sitting on the far right in the chamber.

NSDAP, in light brown uniforms, leave the chamber, except Goebbels:

https://www.swr.de/swr2/wissen/archivradio/nsdap-droht-und-verlaesst-das-parlament-1931-reichstag-vor-hitler-100.html

Job interview descended into sweary shouting match, candidate got the gig anyway

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"PC does not power up, no beeps etc., what's the first thing you would check?"

Static leccy on the motherboard. Unplug the PC, hit the power button a dozen times, plug it back in.

250 million-plus reserved IPv4 addresses could be released – but the internet isn’t built to use them

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The problem is, of course, that many production systems use these IP addresses in production systems, since they are unroutable across the Internet.

IPv6 is the future.

Boeing goes boing: 757 loses a wheel while taxiing down the runway

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Coat

Re: click bait

Roundabouts ?

Broadcom ditches VMware Cloud Service Providers

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Broadcom is a software graveyard

I wrote it before, they excel at buying software then f it up so badly nobody wants it anymore.

Broadcom to end VMware’s channel program, move partners to its own invite-only offering

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I would of have thought they believe the bullshit from some accenture trainée (excuse my French), and no, anything with a little experience does not work for that bunch.

GhostBSD makes FreeBSD a little less frightening for the Linux loyal

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Trollface

You forgot the most important, GNU's Not UNIX.

Same player shoot again!

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Boffin

Re: I've Used GhostBSD

glibc's malloc is not optimised for speed, nor effectiveness, that is why tcmalloc and jemalloc exist.

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Devil

Re: Dual boot FreeBSD and Linux

FreeBSD is a server OS, it's meant to be installed, configured, and do the job. It does the job better than anything out there, it is not a toy, it's a tool.

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Devil

BSD is for experts

I come here again because I failed to mention why I strongly believe BSD is for experts.

FreeBSD has the fastest networking stack in the industry, say whatever you want, fact, compared to Linux and macos, Windows is not even in the same ballpark even though they copy the FreeBSD network stack every ten years.

FreeBSD has many goodies, including an in-kernel load balancer, which is rock solid.

Even the docs are top-notch.

OpenBSD has never had a zero-day and been around a while.

Yes, they are harder to install than Windows, macos, or Linux, we don't care, we know what we are doing.

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Devil

May I add:

They removed the root drive shortcut from Finder favourites, no clear way I found to get it back except Go -> Go to Folder -> / - annoying or open / in Terminal.app.

Every macos release consistently breaks music recording/editing software.

May I remove:

Tabbed Finder does not break drag and drop, it just takes some patience of yours to allow it to figure out you really want to drag and drop to the other tab - you have to hold the file over the tab for a few seconds.

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Minix is a better server than Windows, in any sense I can think of, of course, minix will never beat linux and linux will never beat BSD.

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Devil

Fair point, nothing to add, except my Apple rant - soldering RAM and SSD is a crime, since at least 1995, if not sooner!

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BSD is for experts, if you work with crayons, stick to Windows, if you want something serious, go macos, it has BSD userland.

3D printer purchases could require background checks under proposed law

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Black Helicopters

Re: Do those numbers include...

It is very dangerous to rip off the fuzz ....

Chinese vendor apologizes for claiming Microsoft open source code was its own product

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Stop

"Xi Jinping intimidated Taiwan" What's wrong with that ? This is the offending equivalent: 习近平恐吓台湾

Intel promises next year's Xeons will challenge AMD on memory, IO channels

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Windows

Catch up ? WTF ?

They could double core count on next year's kit and AMD will still have them for breakfast with currently available kit ...

Google wants to takes a byte out of Oracle workloads with PostgreSQL migration service

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Coat

Re: SYSDATE from Oracle does not have an equivalent in PostgreSQL

You should not be using sysdate but systimestamp instead, anyway, bloody hell, need to get ready for pub day tomorrow, grabbing coat ...

FreeBSD can now boot in 25 milliseconds

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Re: Pretty impressive

Never say never, it all depends how many things you have to sort.

Want tech cred? Learn how to email like a pro

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Thumb Up

The exact reason why you guyz are still around - you make very good ones and sometimes bad ones, but at least we het one each time.

The thing I do not understand, is how a gold badge does not know this ...

There is an angle you forgot, here, which is the need to adapt to the person your are writing to. MBA's typically would not understand a properly unformatted email with a reply below and would probably mark it as spam - if you need to communicate with them, you have to adhere to their rules ... I learned that a decade or two ago ... when I write to techies, I usually append some silly thing at the end, such as _Sent from my CPC 128_

Atari Video Computer System returns in Lego form

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Joke

Re: £209?

It is bricked, what would you expect ?

Version 5 of systemd-free Debian remix Devuan is here

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Boffin

Quadro 1000M

You have nvidia.com for the driver, right ? For the Quadra, you can even choose production or feature branches ...

OpenAI's ChatGPT has a left wing bias – at times

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FAIL

Re: a politically neutral 'truth'

Free as in free speech, NOT like free beer.

30 years on, Debian is at the heart of the world's most successful Linux distros

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Windows

Why old computers ?

FOSS OSes also work better on older, slower computers, which drives adoption among the billions who can't afford the latest laptops.

FOSS OSes work better on all computers I have ever used, new and old, with the exception of the old Amstrad.

SUSE to flip back into private ownership after just two-and-a-bit years

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Linux

Milking penguins

This sure does not bode well, RedHat and Suse, two harakiris in a quarter.

Nobody would ever work on the live server, right? Not intentionally, anyway

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Re: Evelyn Hofer

Anything mentionning manics in any way gets an upvote - in zis case well dezerved, excuse my français

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Want to live dangerously? Try running Windows XP in 2023

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Windows

XP always sucked

When XP came out, I too went to FOSS, mostly FreeBSD, Slackware, Suse (7.2 pro), and Mac OS X, I got a Powerbook. When I took the Powerbook to the office one morning, the founder came around to have a look at it. Mac user ever since. I tried to stick to Windows 2000 at work for as long as I could, when they forced XP on me, I installed Solaris in a VM and used that, I turned off everything I could in XP to keep it as lightweight as possible - why Solaris ? Just to show that it could be done.

Network died, hard, during company Christmas party, leaving lone techie to fix it

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FAIL

Re: Not checking is suicidal

xkcd

Broadcom asserts VMware's strategy isn't working and it basically needs rescuing

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Windows

Free while VMWare is still a threat, as soon as VMWare dies, don't worry, you will have to fork out big $$$. The sad thing is, Hyper-V still sucks, performance and OS support wise.

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Re: VMware is Legacy Tech

Why oh why would you run VMWare on Windows Server ? I can understand that you would want to run it on Workstations, maybe.

With dead-time dump, Microsoft revealed DDoS as cause of recent cloud outages

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Childcatcher

Re: Ah, what a nice bit of camouflage

I was astonished our vulture did not pick this up in the article ...

Microsoft stole our stolen dark web data, says security outfit

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Holmes

Never trust Microsoft for anything.

AMD extends Ryzen 7000 range to enterprise with Pro chips

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Joke

Re: When running a Microsoft Teams session

I use that app to suck my golf balls through the garden hose, does a great job at that as well!

Gen Z and Millennials don't know what their colleagues are talking about half the time

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Boffin

In fact, this is plain rhetoric, mobilising concepts that mean different things to different people and the speaker thinks they sound great. Politicians love this and so do manglement, they attempt to hide their incompetence behind this garbage. You will notice that only those who do nuthin' all day love these ...

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Pirate

Re: Thanks El Reg...

"Manglement bollocks"

#TFTFY

These Microsoft Office security signatures are 'practically worthless'

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FAIL

The researchers found they could add an empty file named sig1.xml to an OOXML package – which consists of multiple zipped files – and the Office for Mac would show a security banner proclaiming that the document was protected by a signature.

Well that is really great.

Microsoft Windows edges closer to SMB security signing fully required by default

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Boffin

Re: SAMBA?

Enigma was had because they all vigorously signed Hail bastard or whatever that scumbag's name was ... that info then was used to speed up the decoding ...

British Airways, Boots, BBC payroll data stolen in MOVEit supply-chain attack

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SQL injection ...

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Angel

Cloudy systems, hack one system, gain multiple customers' data ... in this case, seems they noticed quickly ...

This typo sparked a Microsoft Azure outage

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FAIL

Re: Cloud values are shall we say rather terse

Standard JSON does not standardize comments, some parsers accept C-style comments, if you only exclusively need those parsers, then I guess it is fine. jsonlint does not support comments.

No more feature updates for Windows 10 – current version is final

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Windows

Re: Truly, certainly not

I have Windows 11, when you install, it asks for a microsoft account, I just went to the shell Alt+F10 and created a local user with admin rights and a second normal user with net.exe, then you reboot and login with that, but yeah, tedious ....

Samsung to cough up third of a billion bucks for ripping off patent

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Coat

... and sent them to some Other place with $303 million instead ...

UK monopoly watchdog gives Broadcom-VMware probe a tight timetable

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Unhappy

Broadcom is already sitting on several stacks of abandonware, this deal is very sad, it means the end of vmware R&D, expect price hikes and bad service.

Microsoft mucks with PrtScr key for first time in decades

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Angel

Re: As we suspected

Well, Linux does no longer honour config files - resolv.conf, fstab (with système d) to name just two ... FreeBSD is what 'e wants!

How fiends abuse an out-of-date Microsoft Windows driver to infect victims

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Re: MS have a lot of problems, but that ain't one of 'em.

You need to re-read the article, MS has.

#FeelsDirtyForDefendingMS

Tesla wins key court battle over Autopilot crash blame

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Windows

Re: Perception

What does that change ?

You can't fix stupid, if you try you will fail.