* Posts by St33v

13 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Mar 2010

This Netgear SOHO switch has 15 – count 'em! – vulns, which means you need to upgrade the firmware... now


Blessed be the Cheesemakers.

As an associate of the dairy sector*, I'm offended by your hackneyed, lazy and problematic association of Swiss Cheese with poor quality. Please use a cross section of emphysematous tissue to decorate such articles from now on.

* I Live next to dairy farmers and am constantly amazed by their work rate.

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Re: No, please don't fix anything, Netgear!

Do you mean: copy the url from the pop-up stats window and then curl FTW?

HP loses attempt to deny colossal commission to star sales staffer

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Re: Because they think they can!

Under Seige: ex-SEAL galley cook saves the Missouri and hence the free world. What's not to like?

'It's where the industry is heading': LibreOffice team working on WebAssembly port


vim ftw

and R for 'calc's.


People actually write novels about DevOps – and an author spoke about his take at Dynatrace's Perform event


It's actually quite good

I read the Phoenix Project when it came out. It is actually quite a fun read. Yes, it is a 'novel' in the same way as 'Who Moved My Cheese?', but it deals with important problems of organisational management.

Anything done badly will stink. But don't blame the idea. Maybe even try reading the book.

Rocky Linux is go: CentOS founder's new project aims to be 100% compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux


Re: Springdale Linux

Surely he's use Arch, BTW.

Git your ass to the cloud! Gitpod hooks up with GitLab to take on GitHub Codespaces


Re: browser, possibly the worst dev GUI tool yet invented

What's wrong with good old ed? Anything more is just eye candy.

Complete with keyboard and actual, literal, 'physical' escape key: Apple emits new 16" $2.4k+ MacBook Pro


Apple must have listening specifically to VIM developers. The left pinky finger muscle memory would melt down without an ESC key!


Linux 5.0 is out except it's really 4.21 because Linus 'ran out of fingers and toes' to count on


Now running on 5.0.0. But it's just a number, right? #bleeding_edge


...and now the Arch faithful will spam 'pacman -Syu' until they get the new kernel.


Plenty of fish in the C, IEEE finds in language popularity contest


R: plays nicely

One of the great things about R is that plays nicely with 'real' languages like C. Manage your data ingestion and basic manipulation in R, then when you need some heavy computation, like Monte Carlo simulation, pass the load onto a C routine. Then display the results graphically in R.

Another feature of R is that it itself has been wrapped into 'reproducible research', where R code is written in-line in text that is destined for human consumption, coded in markdown. Write the script, analyses and present the results, then 'compile' the report to produce HTML or PDF output. All the steps in data ingestion, cleaning and manipulation are embedded in the script so others can read the script and run it themselves. That's a great step forward for honesty in data analysis.

Take the shame: Microsofties ADMIT to playing Internet Explorer name-change game


A literary reference

The IT Crowd got it right. Jen as the archetypal user called it, 'the internet button'.

'The LHC will implode the Moon or PUT OUT THE SUN'


Prior Art

"How We Lost The Moon, A True Story by Frank W. Allen" was in the Peter Crowther (PS Publishing) edited anthology Moonshots and was collected in Dozois' 17th. Here Paul J. McAuley describes how an experiment on the Moon goes badly wrong, as a black hole is created which begins, inexorably, to feed on the Moon itself.