* Posts by schafdog

51 publicly visible posts • joined 18 Nov 2009


Asahi Linux team issues promising update on efforts to conquer Apple Silicon


Re: Congratulations

How would the hw change and become unsupported? Sure a new firmware, but isn’t that unlikely if Apple have put it into unsupported. I has super glad that there will an alternative to macOS when my m1 is not longer supported by macOS. I have a 2012 retina which is running olcp, but I are not sure that will come to m series

Apple exec defends 8GB $1,599 MacBook Pro, claims it's like 16GB in a PC


8GB works fine.

I bought a Macbook Pro M1 8GB in Dec. 2020 when they had just came out. It was on sale to same price as an Air (which I would preferred at that time), but they were not available. Yes I would have preferred to get it with 16GB but that would be to regular price and no wasn't available either.

I am backend developer and I am running both docker, databases, and IDE (IntelliJ java-based). I am not hitting memory limit. Sure it is using swap. But It is hell much faster than my 2012 retina with 16GB and without the fan spinning up.

Yeah. I would not buy 8GB today, but to say it doesn't work is wrong. Even if you do more than browsing.

It is 20 years since the last commercial flight of Concorde


Missed it

Would have loved to have tried it once. Had a colleague that spend a month of salary (overtime pay) taking one way. Maybe it’s coming back in my lifetime and I will jump

Google Cloud makes its first profit, 15 years after launching


Google too rich!

$414.6 billons loss in three years? Typo? At least the linked article says $14.6.

Is it something with 4 and dollar is on the same key on PC?



Microsoft: Whoops, Patch Tuesday might screw your database connections


Jdbc hit?

Wonder if Java using jdbc is hit? Then I know a company or two that are down

Deluge of of entries to Spamhaus blocklists includes 'various household names'


Would like to monitor my IPs running a SMTP server, but I cannot find the informational list that the article is describing. What am I missing?

This tiny Intel Xeon-toting PC board can take your Raspberry Pi any day


Compulap Airtop3 (air-cooled Xeon)

I would love to have one of those, but they are also expensive. I don't so I can't say what the quality is but a friend had a FitPC running for decade.

But I also am waiting/dreaming for smaller but powerfully ARM server, fanless or at least low noise.

Apple's new MacBook Air: Is the jump to M2 silicon worth another $200?


Re: For Intel holdouts

16” MacBook Pro M1 pro 16 GB RAM.

Having no issue at all. Compared to a shitty Lenovo at almost same price that would sound like airplane taking off when I started to build

Apple's macOS Monterey upgrades some people's laptops to doorstops


Re: Meh

So you’re a lucky puck…

But just because it didn’t happen to you doesn’t mean it didn’t happen to others. You’re properly right in that is not widespread, but still it bloody serious to brink a device during upgrade. And they had a warning with the beta

And not being open about it stinks.

IBM's first 7nm Power10 chip arrives in E1080 server system with a wealth of shiny features


Bork! Bork! Bork!

But they can’t run a web site. Touring the E1080 page crashed. Running on Power?

Last chance to grab an iPhone Mini as savvy analyst reckons Apple will scrap it next year


iPhone Pro Micro, please!

Keep my first iPhone SE (2016) for three years, bought a unused second one just to keep me going until they released the Mini. So happy about that. Wrong red but heck, it almost has the right size.

As others has pointed out, wrong release cycle, with the iPhone SE released before. However that doesn't haven't the right size. It's still too big for one hand use.

I am still rooting for a iPhone Pro Micro, a real one hand phone, just like Steve wanted it. I want the best of the best, and I want it small. I am old enough to remember when getting the smallest mobile was cool (and very expensive). Also please a decent red, not peach.

Å nei! Norway's Stortinget struck by Microsoft Exchange malware


Swiss cheeses are awesome!

Sad it is being related to Exchange Server in any way possible.

Putting the d'oh! in Adobe: 'Years of photos' permanently wiped from iPhones, iPads by bad Lightroom app update


Re: so I never saw a need for backing up photos

Being an "Apple Sheeple" or a Google product... I know what I prefer.

Forever mothballed: In memoriam Apple Butterfly Keyboard (2015-2020)


You lucky ...

2015 ? You lucky bastard ;-D

I am still on the 2012, the first retina model.

While I would like more SSD space, a 2-3 increase in computation power and working keyboard light, the old keyboard is still better that the new ones, IMHO.

Apple drops a bomb on long-life HTTPS certificates: Safari to snub new security certs valid for more than 13 months


A google proposal at CA/B

It was a google proposal that fell in august. Apple have decided to implement it anyway. I can’t see a big problem. It has gone from 3 to 2 and now 1. If you embedded that cannot be upgraded you would still have a problem. The root cause is not the cert lifetime

Quic! Head to the latest Chrome version and try out HTTP/3



Will it leave my macOS working after installation?

Lights, camera, camera, camera, action: iPhone, iPad, Watch, chip biz in new iPhone, iPad, Watch, chip shocker


Re: Where is the problem?

Yes still on my SE. I would love to get better camera and get X style phone, but none of these new ones solves the problem SE did. One hand phone that can be in a pocket. I don’t want a freaking phablet. So where is the iPhone 11 Pro Mini or iPhone SEX (pun intended)?

LzLabs kills Swisscom’s mainframes – but it's not the work of a vicious BOFH: All the apps are now living on cloud nine


Not link to picture of the International Beverage Machine?

Users fail to squeak through basic computer skills test. Well, it was the '90s


MacBook Pro 17”

A friend of mine managed to spill red wine on/in the keyboard. Not sure what he did to fix it but it survived years on with redly colored keyboard.

Oh times when Apple was durable...

Wait my own 17” got three drop of condensed water on the trackpad and it stopped working. It actually started working again after a week only to die some time later when similar few drops hit the start button.

Everyday doings of a metropolitan techie: Stob's software diary


She is back!

But changing the disk in a Mac mini isn’t that difficult. Fist time is daunting, but I belive I can do it in 10-15 minutes. Never broke anything, but sometime having a screw “too much”

Tens to be disappointed as Windows 10 Mobile death date set: Doomed phone OS won't see 2020


Gartner in 2011

Windows mobile is going to rule the world in 2016. Ups.

Btw, maybe MS can reuse their iOS funeral equipment for this.

Arm debuts CPU roadmap for the first time, sort of



Even them self are inconsistent. On the web site, the Logo writes "arm" but in text they uses Arm.

Autonomous vehicle claims are just a load of hot air… and here's why


Mixed signals

"... tech company decides to run an on-road test for its autonomous vehicle, it should enforce a Board of Directors' Walk To Work Week."

Good one!

There are very mixed signals about when self-driving is coming:

- Waymo building 20K Jag iPace into self-driving cars over the next 2-3 years.

- On the other side: A Tesla that can't spot a stationary firetruck on a freeway

Apple macOS so secure some apps can't be easily deleted


Java 9 is another example

I installed java 9 just to find out that it did not work with a Eclipse based IDE. Only solution to get rid of it was to disable SIP, because there are no uninstaller. You could blame evil Oracle for the later.

I haven't enable SIP. I want to be able to delete my software.

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign


Intel cheating like VW?

Has they been doing this for years knowingly for performance gain against competition?

As Apple fixes macOS root password hole, here's what went wrong


Re: Bad but...

That does makes it worse. And yes in a corporate environment with many macs it is huge.

I was looking at it from my home perspective.


Bad but...

It is an embarrassing bug and it will be exploited before all machines has been patched, but IMHO not as as big as the SSL error (GOTO FAIL). Requiring physical access to my machine would require break-in to my apartment.

Anything that is remotely possible is scary: Browsers allowing remote code to run. My SMTP server having a hole (like exim).

I have been hacked once due to a FTP bug in 2000. Prob. a script kiddie but still scary as hell.

Apple Cook's half-baked defense of the Mac Mini: This kit ain't a leftover


2010 and 2011 owner. Still hopeful for Mac mini with multiple disk and upgradable RAM in a new formfactor. But looking at Intels NUC as alternative for now running Hachingtosh or Linux. I am not buying 2014 model

Wishful thinking: the Mac Pro will be so modular that it can start as a Mac mini but be expanded into a powerful work station.

Headless body found near topless beach: Missing private sub journalist identified


Still charged with murder

... but he is held on a charge with Involuntary manslaughter of special aggravating kind (up to 8 years) after telling the judge (behind closed doors) on Saturday 12th August that an accident on board has cause the journalist's death. And that he had "buried her at sea somewhere in the Bay of Køge"

This information was not public until Monday 21st where the "closed doors" was partly lifted. So how much more has been said by Madsen is still unknown.

What fascinates me is that he thought he could get away with it.

World's largest private submarine in mystery sink accident


Now charged

There is prob. some contradictions in what story Rocket-Madsen is telling vs signals from the journalists mobile, that has lead to the charge.

They should be in the process of salvaging the uboat.

People have been convicted for murder in Denmark without ever finding the body.

Favored Swift hits the charts: Now in top 10 programming languages


No Garbage Collection but automatic reference counting (ARC)

There are not GC in Swift, but ARC, which is one of the reason for modest memory footprint, no unpredictable pauses for GC, but you'll have to take care of not creating circular memory references.

Trump's cyber-guru Giuliani runs ancient 'easily hackable website'


I know words. I have best words

I think they match each other. The 'Dear Leader' cannot pick somebody smarter since he is afraid to look dumb.

America you are good at something: "Bombing small countries especially with brown people " (George Carlin)

Apple wants to buy Formula 1 car firm McLaren – report


Ivy needs a new hobby since the Edition Watches have been stopped. Designing the most beautiful super sports car Apple have ever done.

High performance object storage: Not just about reskinning Amazon's S3


Re: Scale-out NFS? Tell me more

GlusterFS supports NFS, but it's not a Object Store

BOFH: I want no memory of this pointless conversation. Alcohol please


Re: One can only wonder

Pour Americans. In Denmark night bars opens before the regular one closes around 2-3am. The morning bars then takes over until the day bars (typically called brown bars/bodegas) begins and runs until the regular ones takes over for the early night. See, Socialism works.

Free HTTPS certs for all – Let's Encrypt opens doors to world+dog


Been using it in beta for some time

While I haven't read the protocol, it seem solid enough in my eyes. You need to own/pwn the domain and the server the IP resolves to.

And damn it's easy. And with the possibility to automate, it's a huge step up from another (cacert.org) which also was free but required work every 6 months, and wasn't in the browser/mail clients key chains.

I am mostly using it for mail encryption.

Intel Xeon chip ban? Pfeh. China triples top 500 supercomputer tally


Re: That last paragraph kind of sinks the rest of the article

Except we don't know what china is cooking up. When they hit the first spot, didn't it came out of nowhere?

Linux-powered botnet lets rip on victims with 180Gbps network floods


Re: Erm....

Says that it doesn't have a service, but replies "nicely" back. It would be even better to have the modem/router to use a firewall DROP package rule. Then anybody attempting to use this would hang for a while wasting CPU time/connections.

Shedload of security bugs squashed in iOS 9 – what the hell went wrong with iOS 8?


Apple employees are super human?

"Apple employs a lot of clever and capable people, who are very well compensated. Isn't it time for a multinational technology giant with smart folks, plenty of resources, and endless billions of dollars in the bank, to start shutting down whole classes of bugs in its products?"

Many people in the Silicon Valley is highly paid, and I am pretty sure that other people makes memory allocations / bounds errors. But Apple has to live up to higher standards?

I would have prefered more releases on iOS 8 to fix CVEs but as far I remember all devices that supports iOS 8 can run iOS 9, and since there are no ground breaking differences in UI everyone can upgrade and thus end-of-life iOS 8.

People using Android depends on Operators to create new releases and that is not going so well...

But I would prefer that that iOS users had the choice to upgrade or not, and even downgrade if the new release isn't optimal.

Low price, big power: Virtual Private Server picks for power nerds


Alternatives to Serverbear or LowEndBox.com

Started using VPS a year ago. Got an ofter through LEB at reliablehostingservices.com. Uptime has been good, but not perfect. Performance has been up and down, but my requirements are more storage than speed.

But I want an alternative location, so started searching for web sites like serverbear, but didn't find any. Serverbear looks great, but seems a bit outdated in data, so is there any others?

Git thee behind me, Git crit security bug!


Only case-insensitive filesystems

I think the reporting is focusing wrongly on which OS. They should be focusing that it's about the filesystem. Yes, Linux mostly uses file-sensitive. But so do I on OS X.

Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery



I believe I am one of the few lucky ones. but damn it has been weird for the last year. Turning off at 40%. Did all the tricks in the book, and while it improved a little bit, it's still bad.

So yeah cool if you get a new one. On the other hand, it's close to 6.

Texas students hijack superyacht with GPS-spoofing luggage


ship's two GPS transmitters?

sure you mean antenna for the receivers?

I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working


Buy the t-shirt

"No I will not fix your computer" or the more general one: "No"

It’s official: Google shrinks the world!


Re: Are you anti-European and anti SI?

That theory only holds if they use it everywhere. Google would still have shrunken the earth, now to 40,1 km in diameter, if you take a look at the info box to right in the first picture.

Stolen iPad leads to 780lb crystal meth seizure


Cash flow issue

Just like big business can have cash flow issue, I guess so can drug dealers. All the money was tied up in Meth. So just like big business (Enron, AA) steal from their pension fonds (only in the states), drug dealers sometime have to steal to get an iPad.

It's time to end the Windows Wait


Inconsistency in your argument

"We feel we have to constantly save to disk, to preserve our hard work, because magnetic media and its associated software can't be trusted, which is another way of saying it's crap and fundamentally broken."

This argument is totally broken. why would constantly save to a "untrusted" media? We did this because it worked, but OS'es and applications wasnt stable. Being away from Windows for a long time, (Linux, OS X), I do not constantly save.

However I can totally agree on SSD rocks. Got my first yesterday. Starting a heavy loaded developer machine (OS X) took 30-60 seconds, lots of application not responding at first. it's less than 10 now.

‘We save trips to the library’ – Google


260 MW = 26 * Top 1 Supercomputer

The NY Times article states 260 MW, not 360 MW or 260 MWh. This will be 2,2 PWh a year.

The number 1 of Top 500 supercomputers uses 10 MW, so google can run 26 of these with the same energy envelope and have a R(max) of 212 PFlops of Linpack..

TV election debate 'worm' graph found to undermine democracy


Aprils fool!

... In some country

Fedora 12 debuts after Halloween slippage


Old hardware? Not.

Fedora 12 sadly does not support some i686 CPU (Via C3) anymore. So while it might work on the AMD, it might not work on other, which leaves me stranded for my servers

I can accept that Fedora wants to ship a version compiled for more modern hardware, but why drop the support in the build, as I think it has been done?