> LeBlanc at the time said the inclusion was a mistake, telling El Reg: "This was an experimental banner that was not intended to be published externally and was turned off."
This was not a mistake.
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Linux Mint or Debian straight appear to be the best options. I tried installing Net-SNMP on Ubuntu 20.04 and I couldn't understand why it wasn't available with apt. You are forced to install it with snap. Why after all this time force a user onto snap when we've installed it with apt for a decade?
Linux Mint have made it clear on their website that they are against the Snap ecosystem and will exclude it from the builds.
If they're to use non memorable names for packages then I'm not really surprised.
They should be pointing some of these 'mistyped packages' to the correct ones in most cases, like meta packages in ubuntu/debian.
Why on earth are 'bzip, crypt, pwd, telnet and urllib' not reserved or meta packages? At the very least something on the lines of 'you typed telnet, did you mean telnetsrvlib?' based on package popularity.
This is currently how Intellij license their software. When you first buy you have a perpetual fallback license for that version (including minor updates).
Originally they didn't allow this and were the same as Adobe, but with community anger they were pushed towards it.
I think it's fair and reasonable.
What is really sad is that out of the 5 leading cases of blindness:
1) Diabetic Retinopathy - A sympton of diabetes which is for the majority of people a result of bad diet.
2) Refractive Error - Can be corrected to a degree by optician but extreme cases exist.
3) Cataracts - Has a very successful success rate with surgery and most patients will have excellent QOL. Though you'll likely lose your reading ability without glasses.
4) Glaucoma - Is somewhat manageable if found early as it's down to high eye pressure.
5) Macular Degeneration - This is the bad one. It depends on whether it is dry or wet (dry is bad, wet is worse), but currently this can only be managed but will typically only get worse over time. It robs you of your central vision (ie your macular).
So out of the five, four of them are mostly manageable with modern medicine or diet changes. The fifth one hopefully will see some scientific breakthrough in the next few decades.
I can't see why I would want to do any of these remote things unless I was in close proximity anyway.
Actually I think Mitsubishi have it right with the local WiFi hotspot rather than going over a local GSM Network. They just picked a far too weak pre-shared Key. I would be more concerned of a large scale attack on a car manufacturer which then allowed them access to thousands of cars. It also allows the car manufacturer remote access to your car.
Also what use is a GSM based App to an end user if you're anywhere outside a mobile phone signal range?
I would have guessed SKs security was better than Turkey, just from a pure personal opinion.
Judging from some of the people I've met I wouldn't put it past the same happening in the UK. We've already had a significant hack with Talk Talk 'outsourcing' their support.
Yesterday, Santander closed down all of their cash machines in Lancashire. You wonder how much of your information is already out there.
> If it starts announcing gibberish instead of what it is supposed to announce as routing updates - why not.
Thank you for being the sensible one here. I was expecting the standard "BT are shit" comments. I've had bad experiences in former houses but the last two I've lived in Cheshire have had no problems for 6+ years. I'll give BT credit where it's due.
Would you not expect a company of BTs size to have multiple CCIE types on their books, with an incredibly high spec network that is well designed to cope with the network traffic of the UK? Unfortunately all it takes is bit rot somewhere down the line, and you're sending out spurious data. The above poster is spot on.
I think Windows 7 was peak Windows for me. I don't know what they were thinking with Windows 8 onwards.
Ubuntu 16.04 will be out in April this year and should prove another stable release and a milestone for Linux in general. Xubuntu comes recommended if you're used to Windows, it feels more similar in my book.
I've been using a YubiKey and LastPass for the last two years. Each website has a randomnly generated password which I don't know. I only know the master password for LastPass which is sufficiently long enough.
They're a bit of an inconvenience at times, but since phones now come with NFC you can log into LastPass on your phone using 2FA as well. Some websites allow 2FA and some don't. I use it with Gmail b
I know some people will scowl at the use of LastPass, but it has proven effective over time.
These are always great when they are accidentally started at a large company.
Then the inevitable "Please delete me from this list" messages start.
Then the inevitable "Please stop sending delete me from this list messages" start.
Then the inevitable "Don't you realise that by sending the 'please stop replying to this email' you're making it worse?'.
Ah the fun.
I can see these having a use in disaster relief. Most communications tend to be poor after earthquakes or typhoons and this has the potential to provide a life line to more rural areas.
It's easy to have a dig at Zuckerberg on here but this is quite a feat of engineering and it looks likely he will actually deliver it.
I don't know if it's cheating, but if you have time then you can browse all the supermarkets around reduction time and get some stonking deals.
Last week I got a bag of stir fried vegetables for 1p and some cabbage for 1p. Granted that's rare, but you can get it without much trouble for 20p and pretty much daily for 50p. Each day is different.
Cheap pasta/rice is easy to come buy, but the biggest problem is will power with the sheer boredom of the diet. If you have luxury foods within an arms reach then what's the point in forcing yourself on this diet, to feel good about yourself?
I think you could have mentioned quality as well.
In the Video world we're moving on to 1080p and above.
In the Audio world we're stuck on 64kbps with terrible frequencies. Ever tried to listen to someone readout a postcode and tell the difference between an F and an S? Most people can't.
IP voice internal to an organisation is far superior in quality. External is hit and miss, usually miss.
Yep, the whole problem with SSL is it is based on 100% Trust.
I can trust someone 100%, but I don't trust their judgement on other people 100%.
Take a look at any browser certificates and you'll see a whole lot of companies you would never personally trust, you are just taking Firefox/Chrome/IEs word for it. Unsurprisingly this is how the browser makers make some of their income.
I've bought two Medion Laptops (made famous by Aldi) direct online and they had an excellent way of recovering. They use a secondary partition like most manufacturers do, but they had a list of driver folders from 01 to 13 in the order you were expected to install. Within ten minutes of a fresh install I had all the drivers installed and solved all of the usual issues I have with Windows like Wifi, Blueetooth, SD Card readers, Laptop hotkeys. Not a bit of bloatware in sight. That's nice.
You never hear the same complaints about construction and labouring industries. There is easily less than <1% female representation in that workplace. If we're all the same apart from these 'gender constructs' then why are there so few women labourers?
Because we're not the same, and never will be.
I've just bought a brand new laptop (Medion online) which came with Windows 8 installed. I tried it for about a week before I gave up even trying and had a dilemma between going back to trusted Windows 7 or for a brand new Linux Mint 17 installation with Cinnamon. I've went with Linux and so far it is turning out well.
It hasn't been all straight forward, I had issues with my wifi drivers as the wifi would randomly drop after about 5 minutes. An upgrade of the Kernel to the latest version managed to resolve this. Apparently my wireless chip is quite new and wasn't well supported in previous kernels.
There have been other strange things, like the difference between exFAT and FAT32 on USB sticksa and how you need extra packages installed to read these on Linux. It didn't take long to sort.
I did have a bit of issue with the video drivers that were installed by default as I was getting serious tearing with youtube videos. I added a ppa repository and updated to the latest nvidia package via that and everything has been stable since.
Chromium is the best browser I've used as there were issues with running a video full screen with firefox as any activity on the second monitor would cause the fullscreen to quit. No such problems with Chromium.
I couldn't get Linux Mint to boot at all with UEFI on this laptop no matter what I tried. I ended up giving up and going back to BIOS as there is really no difference apart from maybe a couple of seconds in speed on bootup. The hibernate/sleep function is unstable. My laptop will almost definitely give a hard freeze (ie alt+f2 won't even work) and I have to do a reset by holding down the power button for 6 seconds. This is unfortunate but I've decided I can live with it for now. I may find a solution in the future. For some reason my brightness up/down settings occasionally stop responding and I have to restart the laptop before I can change them again. Oh yes and if any of you use the CAPS lock key rather than shift for capitalization then you will run into a very frustrating 'feature' than means CAPS lock is not turned off until it is fully released. This ends up with a lot of typing LOoking LIke THis. I can't help having learnt with caps lock as it works fine on Windows but there is no fix for Linux it's just something you have to get used to even though it is a well known problem going back for almost a decade!
Everything else is working, multiple monitors (two on this laptop), printer and scanner from the Brother printer (brother have excellent Linux support), webcam, usb sticks (Apart from exFat issue above), my usb phone tether, wireless mice, sound, videos, wired network.
I think Microsoft have really shot themselves in the foot with Windows 8. I've given Linux a try ever since the Ubuntu 8.04 days but there was always something that forced me back to Windows. This is the first time I think Linux is finally ready for the desktop.
I'm not aware that we're famous for this. I think that all western countries are targeted, it is just easier for Nigerians to target the USA/UK/Aus because of the language (they speak English in Nigeria).
I know the US army veteran stories are used on unsuspecting Chinese and have some success.
That will be another empty shop in the high street.
The big players will carve up the worthwhile shops out of the 550 and then ditch the rest.
Sad times for Phones4U employees. Although I have to admit the writing was on the wall because I wasn't exactly sure how they continued to exist when all the big players sold directly to the public.