* Posts by Gordon Shumway

15 publicly visible posts • joined 29 Jun 2010

Running a recent Apache web server version? You probably need to patch it. Now

Gordon Shumway

I have said this before

and I will say this again.


First RISC-V computer chip lands at the European Processor Initiative

Gordon Shumway

Can someone clear this up please

Sssooo... is the EPAC RISC-V (courtesy UC Berkeley) about as European as the Loongson MIPS (courtesy Stanford) is Chinese?

Just curious if Europe had caught up with China yet.

21 nails in Exim mail server: Vulnerabilities enable 'full remote unauthenticated code execution', millions of boxes at risk

Gordon Shumway

All of this has happened before

and all of this will happen again.


ThinkPad T14s AMD Gen 1: Workhorse that does the business – and dares you to push that red button

Gordon Shumway

Oh, the physical pointer things

"I’ve always wondered whether the red nub remains for historical, rather than utilitarian reasons. It’s part of the ThinkPad brand, certainly, but it’s not something you instinctively want to use"

Maybe it's not something you instintively want to use but there are still normal people around you know. My at this point close to three-decade fare with ThinkPads will be over the exact moment they do away with the last bit of usability they have (which is the nipple and the physical mouse buttons). I already came pretty close when they jumped on this dreaded chiclet bandwagon.

Cisco intros desktop switches, one with USB-C to power your laptop

Gordon Shumway

Isn't Wi-Fi more conveniently future-proof then? Don't lay anything down, and then never lay anything down again.

Let's Encrypt? Let's revoke 3 million HTTPS certificates on Wednesday, more like: Check code loop blunder strikes

Gordon Shumway

Re: Minor arse-ache

Well, if you manage to cock up *that* simple of a command, multiple times even, you should seriously be considering a career change. To one that does not involve electrons.

Exim marks the spot… of remote code execution: Patch due out today for 'give me root' flaw in mail server

Gordon Shumway

And this

is why, by now, all of us use AppArmor (or SELinux, or whatever). Because we all do, right?

LibreSSL crypto library leaps from OpenBSD to Linux, OS X, more

Gordon Shumway

Cleanup effort by OpenSSL

... so they have been unable to get their acts together for sixteen years, and yet there are some who think at the wave of a magic wand they suddenly become competent.

Give me a break.

"So, you are a PhD. Just don't touch anything."

Facebook deletes hacked Pages, destroying years of work

Gordon Shumway

Contingency plans.

Not a STD. You should have them.

You should have had them.

Google open sources Apache server speed mod

Gordon Shumway

Ready to roll?

"Kinda" is the difference between the GPL and the AGPL.

He was not "kinda right", he was wrong. OK, maybe not "by a long shot", but definitely "wrong".

"Kinda right" is like "kinda pregnant". You may try to explain all you like, but the baby is there to stay.

Gordon Shumway

Erm you

Isn't Apache licensed under the GPL? -- Not by a long shot.

And isn't there a "viral" clause in the GPL stating that any modifications made to GPL software must also be released under the GPL? -- Not by a long shot.

So - does this mean that Google were in violation of the licence by not releasing the source code to the modification? - Not by a long shot.

what other GPL software they've made changes to and aren't releasing the source in violation of the licence. - Not by a long shot.

Has the GPL actually been tested in court yet? - Several times over.

I wonder if the FSF has the cash and stones to tackle a company as big as Google on this issue -- Does it need to? I mean, according to someone who actually knows at least a tiny tiny tiny bit about this subject?

This is the most entertaining post I've read in weeks. Incredibly misinformed person using charmingly assertive and confident tone, almost fooling the unalert. You must be an Oracle salesperson.

Gordon Shumway


But don't worry, you are still better than the lot around!

Mozilla Thunderturkey and its malcontents

Gordon Shumway

What is a better email than Thunderbird?


Czechs toast Bud-beating beer win

Gordon Shumway


Even teh Google doesn't know this string of letters.

Observer columnist in online porn mixup

Gordon Shumway

A whole weekend

spent on 512 bytes? Did you carve them in stone, but the finer parts of the calligraphy of those pesky `1's reeeally exercised your arthritis?