* Posts by Phil NZ

13 posts • joined 20 Aug 2010

China now blocking ESNI-enabled TLS 1.3 connections, say Great-Firewall-watchers

Phil NZ

How do you know what cert CN/subject alternate name to forge when SNI is encrypted? How do you get your client to not break the connection if they don’t trust your root cert?

I hope TLS 1.3 is very widely adopted very quickly

Linus Torvalds banishes masters, slaves and blacklists from the Linux kernel, starting now

Phil NZ

Re: Proudly ignorant

This is not Orwellian but a pragmatic measure taken by a private (non-state) group as a significant gesture recognising terms like “master” and “slave” as offensive.

It’s your right to think it’s an overreaction, it’s also the right of the rest of us to embrace this as a positive step and mute your whining arses.

Here's a headline we never thought we'd write 20 years ago: Microsoft readies antivirus for Linux, Android

Phil NZ

Re: Small correction

It’s EDR capability is probably more useful in many Linux server scenarios. You can run in EDR only mode.

Microsoft attempts to up its Teams game with new features while locked-down folk flock to rival Zoom... warts and all

Phil NZ

Re: Microsoft calls this

Haha yes, nice name for what everyone else would describe as “moved a button to make it a bit more obvious how to start an instant meeting”.

Phil NZ

Zoom said they used end to end encryption, Microsoft didn’t (because how do you do end to end in a 100+ person meeting without killing user experience??)

That’s why it’s an issue. Don’t mislead about a fundamental feature. If Microsoft had made this claim about Teams we would be roasting them right now.

Female-free speaker list causes PHP show to collapse when diversity-oriented devs jump ship

Phil NZ

Sounds like a pseudo-scientific argument to me.

Phil NZ

"when the vast majority of coders is male (and always will be)"

Wait, why "and always will be"?

Azure Stack's debut ends the easy ride for AWS, VMware and hyperconverged boxen

Phil NZ

Black-box mould then?

Phil NZ

Re: New?

It wasn't a value judgement, simply a comment that Azurestack ain't a new paradigm. More comprehensive, yes. Better, subjective. New, certainly not.

Phil NZ


"Azure Stack gives us a new way to cloud by bringing cloud services into your very own bit barn"

Not wanting to rain on this lovely parade but wtf is OpenStack then and why am I using it right now?

Cool as this announcement is they even pinched the bloody name!

BlackBerry snips Alcatel label off a midrange biz 'Droid, sells it for $299

Phil NZ

I'd buy a droid from Blackberry. If the camera doesn't suck. I ended up on an iPhone because the 5c camera was faster and better than equivalent priced droids. Nexus 4 cameras were slooooow, the 5s I checked out not much better. Software problem I think but such a fundamental thing to have wrong in a smartphone.

Cops cuff armed white supremacist in banana costume

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Because nothing screams racial superiority like banana costumes and indecent exposure.


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