* Posts by seven of five

847 publicly visible posts • joined 27 Jan 2010


Airbus takes its long, thin, plane on a ten-day test campaign

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Re: in a 3-3 economy class configuration.

Interesting. I am more the 666 kind of person. :)

Sure, give the new kid and his MCSE power over the AS/400. What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Umm. Mainframe?

Most certainly not. Citation needed.

Criminals go full Viking on CloudNordic, wipe all servers and customer data

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Re: Where are the backups?

We (and many others) actually have bought a slave just to handle the slinging around of tapes. We tend to call them "library". But yes, tape size has not kept up with disk size, a large (enterprise) drive is around 15-20TB capacity, while tape is only about the same. Uncompressed, which tape drives can do better than disk controllers.

Controversial Chinese drone maker DJI debuts a cargo carrier

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Re: A market for an anti-drone drones?

A kilometer is more than enough. Move away from the launcher (to keep your position hidden), then pop up, maybe some more maneuvering, deploy missle. Afterwards maybe some scouting, would not even bother with recovery. Downside: you^ll probably need an operator on the launcher, so MBTs are not an option.

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Re: A market for an anti-drone drones?

40kg is a Hellfire missle. Making them a viable option for a sacrivial mount.

Nikola recalls electric truck fleet over battery fires

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Re: I didn't know they had actually managed to sell these trucks.

Just because it is still around does not neccessariliy mean it is still alive.

Google's browser security plan slammed as dangerous, terrible, DRM for websites

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not "like", "or"

[...]with a trusted third party, like Google,[...] should read "with a trusted third party, or Google,"

No need to thank me.

I'll have to arrange myself with them and their services provided, yet I do avoid them wherever possible. They are as thrustworthy as amazon is a benevolent employer.

Google's next big idea for browser security looks like another freedom grab to some

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Handily eliminates adblockers as well

Of course, any form of ad-blocking would alter the "user experience" and therefore can not be tolerated.

Google toys with internet air-gap for some staff PCs

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Re: Suggestion

running everything you have on one server would require your software to be written to a higher level of stability than anyone would be willing to spend in order to achieve.

Back in the 70s/80s this would have been possible, but these days there is so much shitty code around somehow still essential, no way monolithic server would be able to cope.

Australia's 'great example of government using technology' found to be 'crude and cruel'. And literally lethal to citizens

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Re: @Natalie Gritpants Jr - Hey, we're talking about governments and their public workers here.

heh... yes, that was a good one - certainly worth keeping.

Europe's Euclid telescope launches to figure out dark energy, the universe, and everything

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Re: I don't like Mond days

Or the heart of my wife...

Metaverses are flopping – hard – says Gartner

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Re: Is there a Gartner-Cycle for Gartner-Cycles?

Orgasmatron? Ain't that from Motörhead?

Google asks websites to kindly not break its shiny new targeted-advertising API

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"support" the API and hardcode topics?

How about mozilla makes a sorry fault when implementing and will always return topic 1, 2 and three in that order, should a website dare to ask?

IBM bets $4.6 billion that cloud bills and IT sprawl will be enduring problems

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Re: Whend did Spending become Spend

like using like LIKE all the time. OH May GAAAWD.

Amazon Ring, Alexa accused of every nightmare IoT security fail you can imagine

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Who would have seen that coming?

I am shocked, I tell you. schocked. Actively shocked, extending my thoughts and prayers and stuff. Amazon will surely implement strong, proactive... somethings in order to never get caught again.

Twitter now worth just a third of what Musk paid for it

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Re: Lesson on use of the sed command

Yes, the author was certainly VERY RIGHT.


Rackspace datacenter infrastructure took 12-hour nap in London, Sydney, Hong Kong

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Al or nothing?

"All available engineers..."

All available can easily be "0", can't it?

Microsoft disarms push notification bombers with number matching in Authenticator

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Re: Security vs Convenience

attempts to idiot-proofing will result in better idiots.

SAP users not happy about German giant's price rises

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They are no worse than the competition. iow: pretty terrible.

That's cute. UK.gov gathers up £100M for AI super-models

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Nice teaser images.

Last time I checked, the Republic of Ireland was not yet part of the UK.

Pentagon super-leak suspect cuffed: 21-year-old Air National Guardsman

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Re: “deliberate criminal act”

Not with national security, uh-uh, sir no sir.

Thieves smash hole in wall to nab $500K in Apple iKit

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Re: Where were the plastic police?

broken down with with a stern look.

Cosmic rays more likely to glitch out water-cooled computers

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Special made to fit from Sicily.

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Odd, I have read the same advise about fixing problems with people...

Ellison's healthcare obsession carries risks for Oracle

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12390000000 instead of 12420000000. Probably lost somewhere in Larry's couch.

It's official: BlackLotus malware can bypass Secure Boot on Windows machines

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Doesn't have to, most of them are already infected by systemd.

Ford seeks patent for cars that ditch you if payments missed

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Re: Ah.

That's a really strange obsession you have there.

Debian dev to the rescue after proposal to remove Itanium from Linux kernel

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Which one is which?

And which of them would have been the one around here by the handle of matt bryant?

Wow, so they actually let AI fly an F-16 fighter jet

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Re: Hmm

They do. It is just the take off again which will be complicated.

Chipmakers threaten to defect to US, EU if UK doesn't get its semiconductor plans sorted

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Re: No, no, no.

Ahem... King's English


US defense forces no match for the unstoppable fiend known as Reply-All

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Re: Heard a joke

Yeah, they have the other branches to piss on them so they don't have to.

Romance scam targets security researcher, hilarity ensues

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Re: I’m too boring, I never see these scams

Sometimes something pops up on skype, but these rarely put in an effort.

Chinese surveillance balloon over US causes fearful gasbagging

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How dare they!

Impudent, to do as the US does.

BT taps Kyndryl to migrate mainframe apps to the cloud

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This is going to end well

Several decades of code, so critical no one dared to touch it, now moving to someone elses computer. For a mere million a month of pojected savings.

Pretzels please, can't have any more popcorn since that Twitter thing.

Surely you can't be serious: Airbus close to landing fully automated passenger jets

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Re: Just one question...

Only from the Stewardess.

Amazon's attempt to crush New York union slapped down

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undue influence?

> "inappropriate and undue influence" from the ALU

like.. .existing in first place?

IBM shifts remaining US-based AIX dev jobs to India – source

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Re: Redundancy relocation

yes, now. I gave up on ppcle three years ago, so things might be changing (slowly).

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Re: Redundancy relocation

> When there exists SLES ppc64le and RHEL ppc64le .... Why Why would anyone want to continue with AIX ???

Your ignorance is my job security. Seen all three of them. Did not fancy what I had to endure, stayed with AIX. So do many companies.

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You'd be amazed how much money there is in horseshoes (and hoovenails).

citation: Friend is a blacksmith. She lives rather good from it. And she is very busy.

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FAA grounds all US departures after NOTAM goes down

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Re: "but which aren't known about enough in advance to publicize by other means"

> "Aeronauts", shirley?

and Aeronautresses? Plus the inevitable Aeronautteurums.

Swiss Army's Threema messaging app was full of holes – at least seven

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serious, serious bugs

Yes, the serious bugs they found require access to the servers ("In the “compromised Threema” threat model we consider

attacks by an adversary who has gained access to Threema servers")

or an unlocked phone, an unlocked app and then running a full backup. (attacks 6 and 7 from the paper).

Or social engineering (2).

Yes, possible.

Virgin Orbit doesn't

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Re: Here we go, Gromit!

Mebbe, mebbe not.

"close" only counts with hand grenades (and nuclear weapons).

John Deere signs right to repair agreement with US ag lobbyists

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Re: That's nice

unlessssss ... you have one of these nice, five years a time, automatically extending service contracts which cover 80% of the parts - but none of the labor- for only $$$$. upfront, of course.

Forget the climate: Steep prices the biggest reason EV sales aren't higher

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Not even a new Forester could replace a 20 year old one. Sadly.

Italy, Japan, UK to jointly launch sixth-gen fighter jet by 2035

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Re: So how many years late

"World Beating"?

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Re: Control Input / Drone-Response Lagginess

Quite a bit of comms lag can be amoreliated by the ability to turn in a 20+ g, being smaller and in numerical superiority in first place helps as well.

UK arrests five for selling 'dodgy' point of sale software

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Death and taxes, my friends, death and taxes...

Apple brings DIY fix-it store to Europe, UK – with gritted teeth

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It all would have been wonderful profits!

Wonderful, wonderful profits, if it not had been for those meddling governments! Who do they think hey are anyway? Do they believe they stand above the cult of HIS HOLY STEVE?

How dare they!

TSA to expand facial recognition across America

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same as before

Women would be singeld out anyway for a full pat down (well, the nice ones at least) and non-whites are suspicious, probably need to be shot.

So no change in SOP for TSA.