* Posts by FuzzyTheBear

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Punchy Italian kartist gets 15-year ban for trackside rampage... and other stories

FuzzyTheBear
Pint

Kart ? Corberi dethroning Trump as top sore looser ?

do my eyes deceive me ? .. i mean .. can there really be a more sore looser than Trump ? .. Corberi ?

i mean < rubs eyes > .. naaaah .. got to be the booze .. and yet .. ill have 4 5 more .. maybe my vision will correct itself :D

Troll jailed for 5 years after swatting of Twitter handle owner ends in death

FuzzyTheBear
Joke

the old classic ..

Yep shorter arms certainly .. Johnny Carson in a sketch " May the fleas of a thousand Afghan camels infect your crotch .. and your arms be too short to scratch " Sounds good to me :D :D :D

Microsoft has a workaround for 'HiveNightmare' flaw: Nuke your shadow copies from orbit

FuzzyTheBear
Pint

Why ?

This is so dang pathetic. I mean .. i know it's used a lot , targeted a lot , but seems to me Windows is going to loose all credibility and be considered a PlaySchool OS not worthy of serious uses ... oh it already is .. sorry .. time for a cold pint ..

NASA fixes Hubble Space Telescope using backup power supply unit, payload computer

FuzzyTheBear
Mushroom

they will never tell the real story ..

The BOFH found his way into the telescope's computer and started to use it for bitcoin mining .. that overloaded the aging hardware and it failed.

his fault .. the bastard ! Thank god they got it running again ..

Microsoft reveals pay-to-Ping plan for advanced Azure availability testing

FuzzyTheBear
Joke

Cracker tool ?

Is Microsoft making life easier for crackers telling them what commands they can run remotely without the fuss of finding out for oneself ?

How convenient :D

LibreOffice 7.2 release candidate reveals effort to be Microsoft-compatible

FuzzyTheBear
Pint

Why the same >?

Why insist on making Libre Office a copy of MS Office products ? I understand usability and old habits for office personnel but i do believe making LO = O is a major mistake. When i look at either products i'm always left wondering . Most people aren't going to use all those functions to make a simple letter or document. It's insanely complex for everyday use. I'd rather have a dumbed down interface where specialised functions are available on demand rather than the horrible " all in your face " design model which is , imho , a mess. to beat MSO you have to think differently , not make an exact replica. Be yourself , not someone that tries to be like Elvis , dress like Elvis , haircut like Elvis .. These clunky user interfaces need to go west. It's too much lost real estate on the screen. learn to think differently or die just being a copy of a copy of ..

Hubble, Hubble, toil and trouble: NASA pores over moth-eaten manuals ahead of switch to backup hardware

FuzzyTheBear
Mushroom

Re: Step 1

Nervous ? I am not .. ill push the button myself if that's all that's needed . Hell , it's fried as it is .. What could possibly go wrong ? 8)

Linux Mint 20.2 is a bit more insistent about updating but not as annoying as Windows or Mac, team promises

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painless

easy and never had a surprise after a reboot for a new kernel.

that's something we got to give the linux os credit for. reboots are almost never required to run the newly updated software. remarkable achievement.

Uncle Sam sanctions Chinese AI outfits for links to Xinjiang Uyghur human-rights abuses

FuzzyTheBear
Mushroom

Big mistake.

the original mistake was done by a hundred companies that said " hey we can make this cheaper in China .. cost of labor is small . they make the goods and we do the money .. way better ! .. :) Ahhhhh .. yes .. displacing jobs abroad .. what a good idea .. then came the guys with the white shirts .. ( engineers they call em .. i mean .. it's strange cause that particular lot don't do engines ) So .. they arrive there with blueprints and schematics and all and start transferring knowledge to the Chinese .. the Chinese are bright .. so they jump on the bandwagon and start to educate more and more of their own , invest money we send them in high tech and all .. weapons .. We all start to feed the machine by buying their goods and from then on we were basically fried. We knew there was a certain level of risk . But the totalitarian regime over there said to itself .. " these suckers gave us an inch .. let's take the whole goddamn yard. Now it's hard to get out of this. They built a machine so complex and efficient that to defeat it will take an earth shattering event.

These guys seeing that the west wouldn't dare attack them cause they grown so big , started to use other peoples as slaves in their factories . Yet the west didn't move. The richeous west says .. oooooo they use slave labor maybe we shouldn't buy those goods made by them " wow .. the west didn't say " let's go in . kick ass and liberate these peoples " no .. they choose to coward and play the game by giving themselves a clean conscience .. we done what we could . Liars . ! they cowarded in front of China and China is only emboldened by that cowardice.

Nothing will change in China unless deadly massive force is used now. Nothing. We trusted our enemies , now they're laughing at our mistake.

Oracle files $7m copyright claim against NEC's US limb over 'unreported royalties' from database distribution

FuzzyTheBear
Mushroom

Only benefit ?

Seems like the only benefit one has to do business with Oracle is the pleasure and privilege to get sued by Larry ..

Massive 3D catzilla gets crowds purring in busy Shinjuku district of Tokyo

FuzzyTheBear
Pint

Freaking awesome !

this is fantastic :) just .. wow :D

Robots still suck. It's all they can do to stand up – never mind rise up

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Re: Not many people think of walking through a doorway without hitting the walls as sophisticated

Now that's the kind of link that are truly time well spent. Thank you for sharing.

The black screen of BIOS borkage haunts Space Shuttle Discovery's new home

FuzzyTheBear
Boffin

Don't worry

Often in signage with those older displays we simply put the computer in a rack somewhere , use a vga to cat5 --> cat5 vga pair of extenders.

Can be anywhere within 100m .. Same applies to HDMI , for simple signage though the units are small enough so they're at the back of the tv mounted somewhere handy.

No need to tear apart a computer .. extenders are probably what went on here.

IT for service providers biz Kaseya defers decision about SaaS restoration following supply chain attack

FuzzyTheBear
Coat

Laughing

Next boyo that tells me their equipment is secure or that their services are secure will make me fall on the floor in a heap laughing my bu&& off unable to lick a stamp to save my life.

If Russia don't do a thing to prevent this .. just cut the cables at the borders and jam their satellites solid.

Wars can be fought both ways Vlad.

Mine's the one without an ethernet port.

Audacity is a poster child for what can be achieved with open-source software

FuzzyTheBear
Holmes

Telemetry

From the article .. they backed up on this and well .. it's good. Some things i don't object to is for example Firefox crash reporting. It does help. So for say audacity crashes and they have a reporting system for the crashes , fine. That might help the programmers. If something's wrong and they have bug reports automated with our consent ( ex send button ) all fine.

Same applies to functions. Ex plugins. What's the most popular plugin ? What is the most used functions ? If you got that as an opt in , what's the harm ?

For one i don't beleive that this pauses a threat at all to privacy. What's the problem ? I don't see any.

What i'd highly object to is my files getting copied to a remote server , names of the files , details that are of no importance whatsoever to develoopers.

There's some good and some bad in this. I don't object to participate in this fashion at all. If it helps make the software better .. im ok with it.

What i do object to is if data i'm working on is in any shape or form transmitted down the line.

That i don't want to see.

This always-on culture we're in is awful. How do we stop it? Oh, sorry, hold on – just had another notification

FuzzyTheBear
Pint

Re: "measure what they deliver"

and yet most of us have cray frontier's in our basements .. time for a bit of an upgrade don't you think ?

FuzzyTheBear
Mushroom

Pull the plug Scotty .. the M5 is out of a job

Simple .. pull the plug .. if they expect you to be always at the end of a leish your choice.

Mine is to leave the work cell at the office.

I don't answer emails from work but during the office hours.

If i'm not paid to be on standby then i ain't on standby, simple.

Go to your deputy at the commons and tell them to do their job and legiferate against it.

We have the right to have a life.

Rocky Linux release attracts 80,000 downloads as ex-CentOS users mull choices

FuzzyTheBear
Holmes

Re: Sorry but...

Might well be. I hope not. Time will tell but if there's a way i'd stay away from RHEL or anything that depends on it. Personal computers and mainframes have different needs . I can switch distros anytime on my desktops .. but on a mainframe , the implications are enormous. It's not a small matter. Can any fork be trusted to stay the course ? I'd say give it 5 years , then if it's stable, commit to it. But before that , i have a feeling the odds are against any of them being a good choice. Just a feeling.

US Navy starts an earthquake to see how its newest carrier withstands combat conditions

FuzzyTheBear
Mushroom

Re: "nothing beats a real live test"

I , for one , am a fan of C-4 Semtex and other assorted high explosives. They are great ! .. there's nothing like a great kaboom to start the day off . Nothing i'd like better than to have a chance to press the switch on a high rise building and watch it go boom.

FuzzyTheBear
Boffin

An Angle ..

If you notice in the video there's a few different angles of view of the detonation , in one it clearly shows that what looks like freaking massive is just because of the point of view , so .. the real explosion was way less important than certain angles would let you believe. Got to be carefull with cams and angles .. they will easily fool you.

EU court rules in Telenet copyright case: ISPs can be forced to hand over some customer data use details

FuzzyTheBear
Boffin

the what ?

the " Ondernemingsrechtbank Antwerpen." yeah .. i can see a bunch of you guys ( including me ) trying to pronounce that

over and over again ..desperately trying to get it right :D

Open standard but not open access: Schematron author complains about ISO paywall

FuzzyTheBear
Happy

Re: "is a process that requires validation for each edition"

And pretty soon .. https://xkcd.com/927/

Tim Cook: Sideloading is a disaster and proposed App Store reforms would harm user privacy and security

FuzzyTheBear

Re: User's best interest?

Most of the bandwidth is paid by the cell phone user in terms of data. Servers to deliver the apps are just part of the cash printing machine for Apple . it's like for Facebook to say " hey the service is free " when we know dang well that the website is there to collect data about users. The more is put in , the more money they make. So it's in their interest to give what looks like features and all to the user so they fill in more data and them extract more money.

Systemd 249 release candidate includes better support for immutable OSes and provisioning images

FuzzyTheBear
Black Helicopters

So simple ...

Being curious and an old time linux user i went over and checked out the documentation.

A) I read through one of the pages and told myself " .. this is sooooo wonderfull .. Next time im drunk ( unlikely to happen anytime soon ) ill simply go back to the site and put that page back on .. it's going to induce vomiting and ill be able to drink some more ..

B) As i further read i realised how insidious it is and how much must pass through systemd .. limitations , calls , recommendations

It is to vomit ! ..

It wins first place in the " All time Mongolean Cluster F*** " category.

I understand developpers and people that steer clear of this. Systemd wants total control of everything that goes on in the computer. That aint a boot loader.

That's a project gone insane. OH ! BY JOVE I GOT IT .. Donald Trump must be heading the project from the shadows.

Calendly’s new logo perceived as either bog-standard or kind of crappy

FuzzyTheBear
Pint

We all are. Thanks :)

What Microsoft's Windows 11 will probably look like

FuzzyTheBear
Thumb Down

Was

Windows always was a mess , is a mess at the moment and always be a mess. Nu'ff said

The latest REvil ransomware victim? Sol Oriens. Oh, a US nuclear weapons contractor

FuzzyTheBear
Mushroom

Nothing to see here ...

it's just normal .. nuclear secrets being kept online so the execs can show off to their friends during dinner parties.

I mean .. keeping nuclear secrets online .. what could possibly go wrong ?

$28m scores mystery bidder right to breathe same air as Amazon kingpin Jeff Bezos in Blue Origin flight

FuzzyTheBear
Pint

If i had it ..

i would put that ticket to good use .. Open the airlock at the right time .. " Here Mr Bezos .. make a huge leap for mankind " close the door and press the " decompress " button to send Bezos in space .. ( of course , without the benefits of a spacesuit ) .. then casually walk out the capsule and go home knowing i did humanity a favor.

Network managers think you're coming back to the office. Why else did they go on a Wi-Fi 6 buying spree?

FuzzyTheBear

Simple

they got department budgets and if they don't use it , they loose it.

Huawei flings open the doors of its third privacy and security transparency centre

FuzzyTheBear
Mushroom

Lacking evidence

Trouble is that it all started with Trump. Trump was a master liar with a degree in advanced disinformation and manipulation.

We know he's put his lackeys in key positions to push his ideas that he's right all along , knows better and " let's fix the papers to match the facts we want the people to hear through the news so they back us up " the man was a con artist. Everyone agrees.

Now .. question remains is is there REAL evidence Huawai is pushing stuff out the door that's intended for infiltration of other countries communications systems ?

That's the question noone can answer .. noone can show us the hard evidence.

Lacking that the only option is to check their stuff in a lab and study it.

Trump conned a lot of people, the whole Huawai affair ( including the arrest in Canada ) smells like just another of the trade wars he started with the world.

We all seen it .. The man was an idiot. I am far from sure that a large company like that would be idiotic enough to bug their systems when they know that the clients will audit them and check network traffic and make all the tests that need to be done.

The real war here is not about equipment being a threat .. the real war is disinformation so the telcos are forced to buy other company's shit at a premium.

Buy American taken to another level .. Buy equipment from companies i got shares of .. that's what it sounds like.

The whole thing smeels like shit to me. I don't trust American equipment or the internet in Canada / USA more than i'd trust the Chinese or Russia for that matter.

It's under tight surveillance and we know it. The last case of FBI spreading backdoored equipment is proof they are willing to do so.

So .. before i let anyone change my mind about the setup and con job ill need hard evidence.

I don't believe Huawai would be idiotic enough to do this. Doubts are just that .. doubts.

About time the governments either hand out the proofs , hard evidence , or shut the hell up.

Just another Trump con job and outright lies.

There are a lot of people out there who'd like to fire Jeff Bezos into space – but he's doing the honours himself

FuzzyTheBear
Happy

Drake V2 ?

I can only hope the BOFH will be aboard too , open the hatch saying " One small step for mankind Mr Bezos " close the hatch and press the switch ..

That would be a joyfull accident if there ever was one .. Simon ! .. I got a job for ya ! .. ;)

Oracle hits UK reseller with lawsuit for allegedly reselling grey market Sun hardware

FuzzyTheBear

That just might

be the right option for everyone .. abandon Oracle completely.

Microsoft to unveil 'what's next for Windows' ... Rounded corners and what else?

FuzzyTheBear
Happy

Meanwhile in parallel city

" I find it amusing they are still drilling away at that Windows as a service nonsense. "

Just as amusing as Krump still drilling the he won the election and it was stolen bla bla nonsense ..

Somehow .. Windows and Krump must be close relatives ..

Oracle accused of eating software maker's lunch with hostile hiring, trade secret theft

FuzzyTheBear
Coat

Re: Oracle suprise

Shouldn't .. ever heard of Oracle being fair ?

I'll grab my coat .. nothing to see here ..

Will the real IRC please stand up? Freenode’s forest fire leaves ashes – and fresh growth

FuzzyTheBear
Stop

A crime of ego.

Noone likes people that barge in on old habits , on their old comforts and be told that from now on it's his way of the highway.

That's what he done and now he's alone picking up the pieces. Sucks to be a dictator.

People's ego is what keeps people from being happy.

People's ego is the basis for the greatest human tragedies and wars.

Royal Yacht Britannia's successor to cost about 1 North of England NHS IT consultancy framework

FuzzyTheBear
Mushroom

Outrageous.

There's people , kids , going hungry in the UK and you spend 200 mils on a yatch for people who truly don't need it ?

Shame .. this whole thing is shamefull beyond belief. This is beyond acceptable. Shame on the whole bloody lot for even thinking they need this. They don't.. it's just another luxury for the 1% at your expense. What amazes me is " oooo it's a good idea .. " a good idea for the rich beyond belief that try to make you believe it's needed. Needed my a&& .. you're being taken for yet more of money that comes off your hard labor.

Firefox to adopt Chrome's new approach to extensions – sans the part that threatens ad blockers

FuzzyTheBear
Mushroom

Forking Firefox ?

If Firefox bends down in front of Google maybe it's time for a Firefox fork and let go of them. Users and what they want is what's priority, not what some advertisers want to sell.

The Audacity: Audio tool finds new and exciting ways to annoy contributors with a Contributor License Agreement

FuzzyTheBear

Re: This thing is definitely going to fork

Ill be first to switch to the fork. Time to show the corporates ( exactly like what happens to freenode ) that if you piss off the users they will simply go away. So many examples of forks that turned out for the best that i can't understand why corps sabotage the software in the first place. In open source , money is not the game , users are , then comes money. They are doing it the wrong way around.

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First freenode ..

now this .. what's next ? some people seem inclined to destroy all they touch.

Microsoft releases command-line package manager for Windows (there are snags)

FuzzyTheBear
Trollface

Funny

Microsoft seems to be adopting all things GNU / Linux lately ..

Wonder why ? Has linux totally won the technical battle ?

Azure services fall over in Europe, Microsoft works on fix

FuzzyTheBear
Happy

Re: ...And they are thinking of using Azure in battlefield tech

Scary ain't it ? :D

Waymo self-driving robotaxi goes rogue with passenger inside, escapes support staff

FuzzyTheBear
Coat

How reassuring ..

now imagine this on an ice covered road and snowing :) ill walk ..

Colonial Pipeline was looking to hire cybersecurity manager before ransomware attack shut down operations

FuzzyTheBear
Joke

Check Employment notices ..

great tip for wanna be ransomwarists .. check company websites .. if they are looking for people in security , mark them as a possible target 8)

US declares emergency after ransomware shuts oil pipeline that pumps 100 million gallons a day

FuzzyTheBear
FAIL

LOLOL

" Safety is our most important priority at Colonial Pipeline Company. Our focus on excellence means excellence in safety. At Colonial, we integrate best practices in safety into every element of operational and occupational processes. This enhances our robust asset integrity program, which is designed to prevent incidents from happening in the first place. "

Yeah .. sure .. think they should reread the crap they post and fact check them :D :D :D

FuzzyTheBear
Joke

You ain't serious

JDAM's are manufactured by Boeing , chances are they will not hit the target .. Chances are they will hit 26.67768005289034, -80.03704457336461 .. That would be our luck but wont solve the problem we're concerned with :D

Stealthy Linux backdoor malware spotted after three years of minding your business

FuzzyTheBear
Stop

All the explanations ..

Well .. ok .. so it's possible and found.. but where is it ? They do not say or tell if they found anything in modern day linux distros .. or even how this can be installed on a machine or present in a linux distribution .. how is it propagating ? It leaves too many questions to be truly helpfull.

Origami... in spaaaaace: Inflatable folded objects discovery brings new meaning to blowing up buildings

FuzzyTheBear
Happy

Re: Cover story of Popular Science material for sure....

Watch for origami bridges at a hardware store near you very very soon :)

Won't somebody please think of the children!!! UK to mount fresh assault on end-to-end encryption in Facebook

FuzzyTheBear
FAIL

What's good for the goose ..

make it so for everyone and everything .. police , army , and even more so to politician's email and communications. wanna make encryption illegal .. start at home with all your accounts .. how you feel now ? :D

IBM, Red Hat face copyright, antitrust lawsuit from SCO Group successor Xinuos

FuzzyTheBear

Re: Who is funding Xinuos ?

The Lady with a capital L deserves my admiration and i truly hope that she is happy ... dancing in her red dress :) Those who were reading at the time and most of us did , will remember. Whereever she is , i hope to God she's the happiest person on earth.

Director, deputy director, CTO of Free Software Foundation quit after Stallman installation

FuzzyTheBear
Flame

FSF representing who ? .. or what ?

He should just resign before the whole FSF becomes a meaningless empty shell. His presence is a shame to the FSF and really .. i can't blame everyone for wanting out.

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