Re: Remember 'errno.h'
Unfortunately, lots of people who speak out for reason get death threats on a daily basis. The hate machine called the Internet is in full swing.
57 posts • joined 17 Mar 2011
I had a bunch of people in Brazil using email addresses with my domain name to sign up with Facebook.
There seems to be no way to get FB to cancel these accounts, it is not even possible to report them, and FB doesn't even have an abuse@ email. I had set up a Procmail recipe to forward the stuff to all corporate FB addresses I could find, but nothing changed.
I ended up changing the passwords of these accounts, logged in, and deactivated them. Some tried to change the passwords back, but never got the confirmation email...
Eventually, the idiots stopped.
"They're failing because they don't offer much over the free versions and have behaved like dicks to far too many people, all in the pursuit of cash."
Indeed. That contract with Miramax killed them. It showed that they are happy to screw over other partners. Not a good thing if you want to sign up other companies...
Most ISPs (at least in the US) nowadays support IPv6. Granted, they may just do tunneling, like AT&T's U-Verse does. But still, it gives me an IPv6 address, and browsers and pretty much everything else defaults to that, and connects to an IPv6-enabled server (e.g., Google.)
My own domains are running dual-stack, and have for a couple of years.
Had somebody edit a Linux config file with a DOS/Windows text editor which put crlf instead of lf in there.
Was rather hard to detect because vim (vi improved, cough) "helpfully" hides control characters, so the file looked ok.
A hexdump finally revealed the problem.
Account inflation. I technically have 3 Yahoo accounts:
- my "normal" account which nowadays only gets spam
- an account from AT&T DSL
- an account from AT&T U-Verse (they were so bad they couldn't reuse the existing account.)
I don't use the AT&T accounts, but every couple of years they send something to the accounts.
And Verizon Enterprise, the guys who do write these intrusion reports, got hacked themselves, according to krebsonsecurity...
" There's already a tax break for open source coding, anyhow: the more you do it, the less money you bring in, dropping you into lower tax brackets."
You really have no idea how this works, do you?
Do you really think Linus Torvalds, who exclusively works on Open Source, has a low tax bracket???
People nowadays often get paid for developing Open Source software. Or they get hired because of their Open Source contributions. The "doing stuff in the parents' basement" was never really true, and only came from clueless people.
MS in particular has a history of demo'ing things that didn't even exist, like some 20 years ago when Go Corp. was threatening to eat their lunch and they created a "demo" which was complete vaporware, but doomed Go.
And BillG getting a BSOD on stage is somewhere on YouTube.
"There's another layer - ANI - used for billing purposes and if stuff is coming in that doesn't match then telcos are in a position to refuse to complete the call on fraud prevention grounds."
To spoof the ANI (Automatic Number Identification), you would have to do some serious hacking, I doubt that these guys knew how to do that.
Caller ID spoofing is trivial with modern VoIP systems.
"Back in the day SCO had a Unix version that just worked. At the time any version of Linux only just worked if at all."
Hmm, no. I tried to use SCO Unix back in 1993. In particular, I tried to get gcc compiled on it. It gave me lots and lots of headaches.
Then I discovered Linux, version 0.12. I downloaded the SLS distro. It already had gcc, and the ultimate goal, compiling and running my program (which was running fine on HP-UX, SunOS, Solaris), was done in no time at all.
The tech sites Ars Technica and Wired had extensive coverage, including articles about the two Secret Service agents.
The last article on Ars Technica was just a few days ago:
They only acknowledged what couldn't be denied anymore after the public shaming by the Google engineer.
However, there are more things broken with the OnePlus 2:
The OTG functionality only works with their broken USB Type-C adapter.
That implies that the USB connector in the OnePlus 2 itself is not conforming to the USB spec, and they had "fixed" it by shipping a broken USB adapter.
And they also don't even want to replace the broken cables that they shipped with the OnePlus 2.
They are killing their brand as we speak!
I had to laugh at the "Bank Sparkasse" term. That shows that the writer of the piece at SecurityWeek has never lived in Germany.
Sparkasse is a generic term and means "Savings and Loans". German S&Ls are generally locally-owned organizations loosely organized under an umbrella group.
So, each city has one or more different Sparkasse organizations. There is no one "Bank Sparkasse."
I can't use Android Pay on my perfectly legitimate Android phone, which is rooted and has AOSP-based CyanogenMod nightly builds on it.
This is Google's app, installed from their Play Store, but it says it can't "verify that your device or the software running on it is Android compatible."
Android is using the libraries provides by the clean-room implementation Apache Harmony. Harmony was never certified as being a Java implementation, mainly because Sun refused to provide them with the official test suite.
Android up to 4.4.4 has been using the Dalvik VM, a clean-room JIT VM not using Java byte code. Android 5.x uses the ART, Android RunTime, which precompiles the Dalvik byte code into native code.
The only way Oracle could win this is if the judge is technically illiterate (which is not uncommon...)
Yesterday, I noticed an unusually high number of ssh login attempts. This explains it.
And for the root access, what some commenters seem to miss is that it is much easier to do a brute force root login attack from a local account. A properly configured ssh doesn't allow remote root login.
Ahh, the hypocrisy. The US chooses "not to live by the standards of the law" by illegally snooping on its citizens without warrant and with just a secret court's rubber stamp, but other countries better do...
Do as the US says, not as the US does.
Turning the US into a police state will be the lasting legacy of the Obama administration, unless they stop this illegal snooping now.
"Actually, in the US, single programmers can not register as a company. For software companies, legally, they have to have at least 3 employees."
I am pretty sure that this is bull.
DO you have a source? From IRS?
I personally know several people who created their one-person software consulting business.
The idiot who flew his plane into the IRS building in Houston had other issues with IRS, like a tax audit...
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