* Posts by Belperite

51 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Mar 2011


Firefox slow to load YouTube? Just another front in Google's war on ad blockers

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Higher than 1080p

I also seem to have recently lost the ability to play videos at anything higher than 1080p on FF / uBlock / Intel mac. Coincidence?

EU lawmakers scolded for concealing identities of privacy-busting content-scanning 'experts'

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Re: Aston Kutcher's startup Thorn has its finger prints all over this push for client side scanning

Or https://gitlab.com/magnolia1234/bypass-paywalls-clean-filters for uBlock. This worked for me.

Privacy advocate challenges YouTube's ad blocking detection scripts under EU law


Re: I've always been curious...

Because the ads are targeted at different markets/people. They'd have to encode and store at least 10x the initially uploaded video, and then re-encode every time the ads get rotated.

Google asks websites to kindly not break its shiny new targeted-advertising API


Re: Even YouTube has become usable via FreeTube


Alien rock causes cosmic disturbance in New Jersey home


Do not adjust your televisions...

I'm sure I've seen an Outer Limits episode about this.

Debian-based TrueNAS Scale updated – and iXsystems wins a gong



Just to add for 1) - the host path is also still sharable via SMB in this case.



I've been using it for the last couple of months as my home NAS on generic PC hardware - it's really very good IMHO. The only thing to note is that with 22.12.1, "host path validation" has been fully locked down for security / file integrity purposes - i.e. it is not possible to directly pass a host path through to docker containers and at the same time share it via SMB on the host.

The two options are:

1) Share the host paths as NFS and mount them as NFS in the containers (the standard Truecharts apps makes this easy as a GUI option).

2) Uncheck the (global) host path validation box (not recommended or supported). There are plans to make this option available on a per-container/app basis in a future release, however.


Re: Looking at the specs...

I use TN Scale and it definitely supports IPv4.

Google staff asked to share desk space in latest cost purge


Warm desking

Still nope.

Google adds stronger encryption for some Gmail users, in beta


Re: Window Dressing -- Is it paid for out of the Fort Meade budget?


LG debuts thin malleable screens made from contact lens material


Re: Running it on windows

"Broadcasting beautiful views 24 hours a day: you're tuned to the Scenery Channel"

Google's Alphabet to review every project after $6bn decline in profits


Re: If that's an economic slow-down

Yep, ublock for Firefox does.

RISC OS: 35-year-old original Arm operating system is alive and well



So many firsts for me (happy school memories):

Customising all the GUI widgets and icons

Full-window dragging (not outline)

Lemmings (the first port I had access to).


The amazing ARTWorks


Hand-held document scanners

Pineapple video digitiser (had a VHS and camera attached, I was blown away)

First experience of centralised file servers and printing (Integrex?) - via econet

The collection of samples from various films of Arnie swearing that was going around at the time

Instant creation of a ramdisk by dragging a slider

Anti-aliased fonts

Applications self-contained in a single !Directory with their own icon

Modes 31 (oohh high res icons) and 40 (oohh lots of colours)

Saving something by dragging an icon to a filer window

That demo where you could move a 3D teapot(?) around in real time

The list goes on and on!

We can bend the laws of physics for your super-yacht, but we can't break them


Re: Overinflated sense of self importance

Well it's obvious. A same-day courier isn't good enough. You should've helicoptered it to him personally.

Pop!_OS 22.04: New kid on the Ubuntu block starting to show real muscle


...uses systemd-boot to...


Debian faces firmware furore from FOSS freedom fighters


Yes I'm not sure of the exact point of the article. The issue with Debian and firmware has been around for ages, e.g. wifi and graphics on laptops being the most annoying (although this has improved).

IoT biz Insteon goes silent, smart home gear plays dumb


Re: Just checking.

> And my locks still working by turning a small metal device in a hole made especially for it.

"Gotta click out of one.. nothing one two..three..."

File suffixes: Who needs them? Well, this guy did


File extensions

This reminded me of years ago when I got asked to send a public SSH key to a contractor.

C: "It won't open"

Me: "What do you mean it won't open? Can you send me the error please?"

C, in a screenshot: "Publisher cannot open the file."

Me: See icon ---->


Real-time software? How about real-time patching?


Re: Site Acceptance Test

Lake Louise. Spent part of a holiday there (and Banff). Very pretty part of the world. Chance of me going on a business trip: 0

Apple, Amazon fined to the tune of €200m for colluding over Beats headphones sales

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"an Apple spokesperson told The Register"

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Re-volting: AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization undone by electrical attack

Big Brother

Re: Really?

Or in the UK: Give us your passwords and passphrases or you're going to prison.

The coming of Wi-Fi 6 does not mean it's time to ditch your cabled LAN. Here's why


Re: Horses for courses

Another 'AP on the windowsill' person here. Covers the attic bedroom and the whole back garden below very nicely.

Wormhole encrypted file transfer app reboots Firefox Send after Mozilla fled


Re: CPU usage

100% it's the stupid background, generated via CSS. Disabling it in the inspector returns CPU to normal levels.

Tata Consultancy Services wins £4m deal to carry out Oracle 'reimplementation' for University of Manchester



Chance of completely successful implementation by the current deadline: 0

HP CEO talks up HP-ink-only print hardware and higher upfront costs for machines that use other cartridges


Re: The problems:

I'm only an occasional printer. My solution was to buy an office-spec colour laser at a decent price from an office-supply company, knowing full well that toner doesn't dry out and the starter cartridges would probably last me 10 years.

I did have to block the supply company phone number though as they kept ringing me asking how often I would be buying new cartridges...

Xiaomi Mi 9 owners furious after dodgy Vodafone software patch bricked their mobes


Ah, Vodafone ruining firmware again

They've got form on this going back a long way, such as reskinning the nice UI on the T610 to some dreadful red-themed bilge that you couldn't remove without the use of a Terminator cable to flash the stock firmware.

Chrome suddenly using Bing after installing Office 365 Pro Plus... Yeah, that might have been us, mumbles Microsoft


They've been naughty boys, haven't they Mr Flibble?


It's a no to ZFS in the Linux kernel from me, says Torvalds, points finger of blame at Oracle licensing


So basically nothing has changed. ZFS development will continue, albeit with workarounds for things which are now using EXPORT_GPL. It will be Ubuntu which may prod Larry's lawyers into action as they're looking to include it in their installer.

No, Illyrian, Naqaỹa, Mastika, Automex aren't Hollywood's hottest baby names – they're new monikers for exoplanets


Disappointed that Ilus wasn't chosen. Was it the slugs?

Bad news: 'Unblockable' web trackers emerge. Good news: Firefox with uBlock Origin can stop it. Chrome, not so much


Re: Two days ago, [...] Raymond Hill deployed a fix for Firefox users in uBlock Origin v1.24.1b0

Still in beta to ensure he's not broken anything I imagine.

HP to hike upfront price of printer hardware as ink biz growth runs dry


This. I print infrequently and got fed up with inkjets drying up so I shelled out for a Xerox colour laser with 2k colour & 3k black page toner starter cartridges which will last me many years. Might have annoyed the office supply company I got it from though as they expected to supply toner a bit more frequently than that ;)

MacOS wakes to a bright Catalina sunrise – and broken Adobe apps


Re: 'Trash' is gone

"Bin" for my UK English installation.

Atari accuses El Reg of professional trolling and making stuff up. Welp, here's the interview tape for you to decide...


Re: You're in the wrong, not Atari

And yet, here we are, well over a year later, and still nothing.

Canonical adds ZFS on root as experimental install option in Ubuntu


Re: I smell profit

It may also be stuck in CDDL indefinitely (Oracle's IP hoarding aside) because of this:


I wonder what's in those private dismissal terms?

Go fourth and multi-Pi: Raspberry Pi 4 lands today with quad 1.5GHz Arm Cortex-A72 CPU cores, up to 4GB RAM...


Re: Good stuff

I've got a single interface Pi acting as a firewall for low-level traffic between different VLANS, been working fine for years. Needs a VLAN-aware switch of course, but they're not too expensive these days.

DXC Technology exec: What should our brand be known for?


DXC marketing statement on their brand: Not great, not terrible.

Don't be an April Fool: Update your Android mobes, gizmos to – hopefully – pick up critical security fixes


Re: All done

Pixel 3 all updated here this morning. Samsung are pretty good with keeping phones up to date these days (normally about a month or so's delay after Google emits the patches).

Alexa heard what you did last summer – and she knows what that was, too: AI recognizes activities from sound


Alexa: "It sounds like you're about to have sex. Are you wearing protection?"

GDPR v2 – Gradually Diminishing Psychotic Robots: Brussels kills Terminator apocalypse


> 2026 December...a muddy and bloodied Jeff Bezos is discovered hiding in a cave.

As long as he renews The Expanse again I don't mind.

Raspberry Pi supremo Eben Upton talks to The Reg about Pi PoE woes

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Re: Been running PoE Pis for years...

I have 3 Pis running 24/7 with these adaptors and have had no issues whatsoever.

A boss pinching pennies may have cost his firm many, many pounds


Re: Penny pinching boss

>Maybe the PHB wanted a large "departmental" printer or maybe even a colour one.

I remember installing a large departmental-size HP colour laser (can't remember the model) in '98 and seem to remember we paid about £5k for it.

Voyager 1 left the planet 41 years ago – and SpaceX hopes to land on Earth this Saturday



I'm sure I saw a documentary about what will happen to that probe once. Perhaps we should launch a mission to retrieve it?

'Disappearing' data under ZFS on Linux sparks small swift tweak


No problems with ZFS here

I've used ZFS on Linux on my home NAS and work PC for a couple of years and haven't had any issues. Stating the obvious but I think that if people are going to be tracking the bleeding edge releases (ZoL development is moving very fast), they should be subbed to the relevant ZFS mailing lists and keeping an eye out for bugs for a while before upgrading.

Personally, I track the versions that hit Debian Testing / Stretch backports, and then only if there are bugfixes or features I need - the delay seems to allow sufficient time for major bugs to be filtered out.

Linux Beep bug joke backfires as branded fix falls short


Re: What the *beep*?

Popularity Contest (popcon). You get asked if you want to install it, along with an explanation of exactly what it does, when you install Debian. The default is not to install it.


IO, IO, it's off to Weka.io we go: Let's take a look at a file system upstart


RAM requirements

14TB(!!!) compared to 640GB for ZFS. Doesn't say whether that was with Dedup on, but even so, wow.

Life imitates satire: Facebook touts zlib killer just like Silicon Valley's Pied Piper


Very good

When do they include features for inserting sponsored posts and adverts in files compressed using it?

Lester Haines: RIP



RIP Lester.

Facebook's turbo-charged Instant Articles: Another brick in the wall


I *hate* instant articles. When I'm interested in a link someone's posted, I want to use the browser and adblocker of *my* choice to view the site and not have someone else reformat it and target ads at me.

Knackered Euro server turns Panasonic smart TVs into dumb TVs


Same with Samsung...

...or at least their 2012-era models. When their back-end servers are down apps refuse to launch, which is very annoying, but rare. The TV and apps are still receiving updates, which is one good thing.

Jackpot: astronomers tag Goldilocks planet


Same galaxy, only 7 chevrons required ;)