* Posts by Field Commander A9

160 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Nov 2010


Techie was bigged up by boss… only to cause mass Microsoft Exchange outage

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shutdown on the same menu as log off

Did you know that you're supposed to click on your avatar (instead of the power icon) on the start menu when you're trying to log off or lock the screen?

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Linux is like a sleek F1 car ... Windows is like a big American RV

Good analogy! Especially considering the fact that F1 cars usually are designed with less than ~100 hours of life span.

FYI: Drone maker DJI's 'Get it on Google Play' website button definitely does not get the app from Google Play...

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probably because the webpage somehow erroneously detected that you're in china?

How an over-zealous yank took down the trading floor of a US bank

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"Keyboard not found. Press F1 to continue"

Because...serial console?

Boffins bash Google Translate for sexism

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If I talk about firemen in general, I will consequently use masculine pronouns, for the same reason.

but what about when you talk about firewomen?

Brit mobile phone users want the Moon on a stick but then stay on same networks for aeons

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Good for you westerners.

Switching network carrier is a trivial action for you already.

In China, you have to change to a new phone number when switching to another network carrier.

Android users: Are you ready for the great unbundling?

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You want a Google-free Android?

Come to China, the glorious motherland provides exactly what you're looking for!

UPnP joins the 'just turn it off on consumer devices, already' club

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Having UPnP open on the Internet facing side

No, it not that UPnP itself that is opened on the Internet facing side. It's that some router default to have their web admin interface accessible on the Internet facing side, so they can be easily hacked.

THEN there's the problem that many routers don't properly sanitize UPnP rules which made the reflected attack possible.

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So many use upnp advise because no-one understand what an IP address or a port is ...

Too right.

For the average Joe, they bought a console to have hassle-free gaming experience.

"Fuck that! If I wanted to fiddle with things, I'd have bought a stupid computer instead!" is the default mindset.

Scammers use Google Maps to skirt link-shortener crackdown

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Re: cut out the middleman

because multiple websites are routinely hosted on a same IP and only distinguished by domain names.

ICANN takes Whois begging bowl to Europe, comes back empty

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Re: 'the rest of the world will develop an ICANN-replacement that they can live with.'

Sorry to break this to you but Russia and China will be firmly backing ICANN's practice on this.

X marks the Notch, where smartmobe supercycles go to die

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The price of iPhone X...

is not a problem with the iPhone X,

.... it's a problem with YOU.

------- unknown iFanboy.

Reflection of a QR code on PoS scanner used to own mobile payments

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Re: Tokens "...when a card is swiped..."

We Chinese are used to use the word "swipe" for all kinds of transaction forms, including but not limited to NFC, MST, QR code, contact chip and sonic.

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Re: Tokens "...when a card is swiped..."

Not all PoS support bonking yet here in China. And since bonking is processed by a different (and less mature) system than MST here in China, it's very often to run into PoS that can only work with MST or contact chip.

Remember information-centric networking? It's on the way back

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Distributed Hash Table

Does basically the same thing?

My PC is broken, said user typing in white on a white background

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Just go into the "ease of access" section in the settings app, you can find all kinds of gem.

A print button? Mmkay. Let's explore WHY you need me to add that

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Re: CSV stands for Character Separated Values.

No. The Chinese version of Excel 2016 explicitly commented "Comma Separated" after the .csv extension.

Nvidia reports record revenues in latest fiscal quarter

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Yet GPU prices are still rocketing

VMware: New year, new job – you're fired

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"migrate out of here"

Thank god it's VMware who's laying off. Image what a bloodbath it would be when one of the OpenStack corps lay off.

You GNOME it: Windows and Apple devs get a compelling reason to turn to Linux

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Re: snap/flatpak/.appimage

Really? Even my computerly-challenged wife installed Ubuntu on her machine _without my help!_

These kind of users are better of with an iPad Pro than an actual PC.

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

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Ask for refund?

The Complete Care package for my Alienware 15R2 (i7-6700HQ) expires on April 2018. Do you think I can ask Dell for a refund for my laptop for this reason?

VMware: Sure, you might run our stuff on bare-metal Azure, but we don't have to like it

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(Un)surprisingly, yes you can.

That was fast... unlike old iPhones: Apple sued for slowing down mobes

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Re: That probably explains..

Because your daughter wants a even shinier new iPhone every year and needed a excuse to retire the old one.

Erase 2017 from your brain. Face ID never happened. The Notch is an illusion

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Re: at least one Samsung which had a feature ..

That feature puzzles me. If you're looking at your phone for prolonged time without touching it, then you're either watching videos or reading ebooks, and those apps already routinely prevent screen lock.

Cable Labs gives OpenStack, and itself, some help on the edge

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Although vSphere and vRealize are vastly more suitable for the NFV-I and NFV-O scenarios, you just can't beat free goodies.

Server winners and losers: HPE, Dell EMC still sitting pretty at the top, but uh-oh Lenovo

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Inspur surprised me quite a bit. Last time I heard, they hooked up with VMware? Guess that really paid off.

Forget Bruce Willis, Earth's atmosphere is our best defense against meteorites

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Just goes to show how clueless some film makers are.

Looking at you, "Your Name."

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Re: So what happened to the 12,000 ton Chelyabinsk meteorite?

Burnt up / vaporized in high atmosphere.

Netflix silent about ridicule as it discusses punters' viewing habits

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Maybe just pure statics on the clips themselves.

Deduced from unique cookies / AD-IDs.

Japanese quadcopter makes overworked employees clock out

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Re: when you like what you do...

and when you hate your wife so much.

Mailsploit: It's 2017, and you can spoof the 'from' in email to fool filters

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Re: More depressingly...

"Presumably that's (mostly) large companies sending out marketing garbage as hosted content or images. Surely that's no loss to you?"

Or maybe just a lazy way to workaround potential font/code page/rendering engine issues?

A certain millennial turned 30 recently: Welcome to middle age, Microsoft Excel v2

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Re: "I have to say Excel is one thing Microsoft got right."

"...then waited an age for it to figure out what it's doing? (Even on a modern 8 core "business" laptop)?"

"business" laptops have SHIT CPUs (and even shittier cooling), no matter how many cores they've got. You need a mobile workstation (or at the very least a gaming laptop) to do proper number crunching.

Your next laptop will feature 'CMF' technology

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“colour, materials and finish”

Because only losers care about Max-Q.


Think the US is alone? 18 countries had their elections hacked last year

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Praise the mother land!

No elections = No elections hacked!

The NAKED truth: Why flashing us your nude pics is a good idea – by Facebook's safety boss

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How hard can it be to change the sig. of a lossy JPEG?

Without using AI, I don't think there's any reliable way to identify a JPEG file that has been through some of the most basic modifying.

Mythbuster seeks cash for roller skates to wear in virtual reality

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There's already a solution

It's called an Omni-treadmill.

You know what's coming next: FBI is upset it can't get into Texas church gunman's smartphone

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It sure ain't the Texas we knew any more.

Someone could just mow down ppl and comit suicide before getting killed?

Transparent algorithms? Here's why that's a bad idea, Google tells MPs

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Can you patent an algorithm?

Hmm, no matter. Baidu and Yandex will find ways to pirate it anyway.

Fine, OK, no backdoors, says Deputy AG. Just keep PLAINTEXT copies of everyone's messages

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Re: what part of end to end doesn't he understand

Technically possible: just make the client covertly CC everything it sends to the mothership.

Samsung to let proper Linux distros run on Galaxy smartmobes

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What about the warrant?

Does running sudo in that Linux void your warrant just like rooting your Galaxy phone?

Release the KRACKen patches: The good, the bad, and the ugly on this WPA2 Wi-Fi drama

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MAC Filtering

If my router isn't getting patched any time soon, does enabling MAC filtering protect against this attack?

Sysadmin tells user CSI-style password guessing never w– wait WTF?! It's 'PASSWORD1'!

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Just try to set a password to VMware's Photon OS

I challange you to come up with a password accpeted by that OS without you needing to write it down.

IT plonker stuffed 'destructive' logic bomb into US Army servers in contract revenge attack

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among logics of course!

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Fort Bragg

For Bragging

Stack Overflow + Salary Calculator = your worth

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What else would you expect from a country that would abandon it's allies time and time again when they're in the most dire situation?

Google India launches payment service that sends money as sound

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Playing catchup?

Alipay has been doing this for years.

Trump blocks China-backed Lattice Semiconductor buyout

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Subtitle misplaced "下次", should have been "下次说你是俄国人"

Bish, bosh, Bashware: Microsoft downplays research on WSL Win 10 'hack' threat

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Re: BASHware

You clearly didn't understand the threat model being discussed here