* Posts by Smartypantz

136 publicly visible posts • joined 14 Oct 2011


Microsoft tries again to ignite interest in DevOps cloud security


Soo.. they recognizes the obvious impending doom

"Azure cloud" or any cloud is a global disaster waiting to happen! Anybody with ½ a brain knows this

Disentangling the Debian derivatives: Which should you use?



Was actually also fine, ran it for a couple of years in the 00's, the switched to debian, and never looked back :-)

Systemd supremo Lennart Poettering leaves Red Hat for Microsoft


Re: Depart, I say, and let us have done with you.

Systemd is made for automated deployments in the cloud for organizations having the resources to maintain this approach, and, crucial, the resources to control the automated administration.

SysV init is usable by humans on systems run by humans. This enables independent computing, which runs contrary to the interest of the cloud vendors.

That's it. Sad but true

Incidentally, the same motivation is behind the insane release schedule of software like the chrome browser.

Brave roasts DuckDuckGo over Bing privacy exception


Re: Targeted advertising needs to die

Targeted content of any kind need to die! It's allays been the pipe dream of manipulating little shits that think they can predict human needs with what mostly amounts to keyword matches.

Discovery is an extremely important part of life, and the algo-driven dystopian desert that most people experience online runs contrary to that.

Windows 10 still growing, but Win 11 had another bad month, says AdDuplex



Translated: Windows "Nefarious facelift 5" not penetrating bend over users as well as expected.. ;-)

Microsoft under fire again from open-source .NET devs: Hot Reload feature pulled for sake of Visual Studio sales


Always thought of it as ".NJET" :-)

Windows Terminal to be the default for command line applications in Windows 11


Re: When will I be able to ...

No we don't !

Your slow as shit "anti malware" (aka snakeoil) ridden windows "servers" are to slow and unreliable to store anything on.


- Nelson

Not just deprecated, but deleted: Google finally strips File Transfer Protocol code from Chrome browser


Re: git, wget

Yesterday, because i do this for a living and live in the real world.

Let me guess: You identify as a "developer"?

We cant all just sit around scratch our asses/navels and "use git" to load the tons off bullshit you need to "develop" the next , agile version of "hello world".

Some of has to get shit to work IRL.


Re: Soon HTTP as well?

TFTP is the most UNsecure protocol ever invented,. It was only ever used to load boot images on trusted networks in the old days.


Re: Overkill for many sites

The stupid is strong in this one Luke!


Re: "frankly, Google and pals would rather users opted for a dedicated transfer app"

That question is an embarrasingly small one, smartass, and the answer is yes. Us who actually do this IT-shit for a living still rely on the ability to transfer files between boxes in a secure manner. So we do it with both implicit and explicit FTPS in an opportunistic manner.

Azure Emissions Dashboard shows how you and Microsoft are slowly killing the planet with your cloud workloads


Re: Crappy modern languages

Hear Hear!!

For decades the parole has been that developer time is expensive, machine time is cheap, so we should use higher level languages.

The green agenda and "cloud computing" mandates that a high efficiency languages like C and C++ directly translates to greener computing!!

Fewer CPU cycles = less carbon emission!!

After quietly switching to slower NAND in an NVMe SSD, Western Digital promises to be a bit louder next time


Re: RE: switching up firmware and electronics (a bit offtopic, sorry)

This is why i would NEVER recommend "hardware RAID" over the fantastic stuff that can be done with the Linux kernel and mdadm.

Azure's now-fixed Cosmos DB flaw could have been exploited to read, write any database


Ultimate supply chain attack

Azure (and Amazon) are a global disaster waiting to happen.

Its the ultimate target for a supply chain attack.., and it's just a matter of time before someone has enough patience to pull it off.

AWS growing so fast its revenue makes it bigger than Cisco or HP


Re: Get them Pitch Forks out!

Welcome to the new feudality, serf

We can't believe people use browsers to manage their passwords, says maker of password management tools


Re: password managers

Hear hear

You can't trust any of that shit:

1. Make strong passwords!

2. Remember them!


What you need to know about Microsoft Windows 11: It will run Android apps


Re: Switch to Linux

Windows OS is the preferred desktop OS all-right. For the cubicle squatting corporate drones with everything centrally managed, and monitored.

For those of us that actually would like the use of computers to be a pleasurable "experience" (to quote MS) Linux is the obvious choice.

Gaming.. Check

Privacy.. Check

Calm and uninterrupting.. Check

Stable.. Check

Powerful.. Check

Dependable Debian is like a rock in a swirling gyre of 'move fast and break things', and version 11 is no different


Re: Breaking things

I have Production servers that i have been distro upgrading since 4.0 "Sarge", so your point 1. is bullshit, and straight out of the MS-way handbook.

The whole point of having a stable OS like Debian is exactly to be able to distro upgrade without pulling your hair out. Like the author, i have never had (undocumented), braking, update or upgrade, changes in the hundreds of production systems with Debian, that i have been responsible for over the years.

Some of us are actually payed to work with this. We can't just "Build a new server and transfer the data, and take our time about it too"

openSUSE leaps to 15.3 – now built with 'same binary packages' as SUSE Enterprise


Or use debian

Tried tumbleweed for a few moths until it stumbled on it's own updates and broke beyond the effort i could bother to muster to fix it.

Use Debian!

Microsoft OneDrive for Windows 7 drives off a cliff for business users


Re: Is Win10 stable yet?

So, to want stability, and productivity (like with, for example Windows XP) you have to have lived in the Victorian era in the 1800's?.

You sound like an ignoramus (ie. Windows 10 user)


Re: Is Win10 stable yet?

With the policy of "rolling feature upgrades" there is no such thing as a stable OS.

"always run Professional or Enterprise" version"... Reeeally??!? So average Joe just has to design the right GPO hierarchy to be "stable"? You are astroturfing, and is probably a payed MS shill!



If you need a flexible way to share files and know hos to deploy a simple Tomcat server, look at linshare: https://www.linshare.org/

I'm not affiliated with the project, but it looks very polished, and is under a license that respects your freedom (AGPL).

Going to deploy in our org. very soon.

China’s 2020 cloud infrastructure spend outpaced the world, says analyst


Privacy by design

Lets get busy implementing some true, privacy-by-design and see how the poo likes them apples ;-)

1Password has none, KeePass has none... So why are there seven embedded trackers in the LastPass Android app?


"Cloud" and passwords

if a sentence containing "Cloud" and "personal passwords" doesn't set of any alarms for you, you shouldn't be using the Internet!

Google admits Kubernetes container tech is so complex, it's had to roll out an Autopilot feature to do it all for you



No matter how many layers of Virtualization, Containerization, frameworks, hyped-up cloud marketing and clueless managers you inject, you still need to program the computer to the satisfaction of your end user.

peak IT productivity was decades ago!

It's gonna blow!!!

Microsoft pulls the sheets off first .NET 6 preview and... it's still a mess. Native Apple Silicon support, though



I'll just keep using good old Swing and create sane, truly cross platform, user interfaces that doesn't suck the juice out of your eyeballs if you're over 35.

BTW, fuck mobile. They can go and use the web site. The people living in a world of hurt trying to get a web page mangled in to an application, always needs a bit of comfort ;-)

Microsoft issues emergency fix for Wi-Fi foul-up delivered hot and fresh on Patch Tuesday


Re: We used to be able to choose when we update

yeah, yeah

It used to be the default that you could control your own device in a simple manner. Did not need to fake being an IT pro and create group policies (explain that to grandpa).

The realm of controlling your own computing device is now solely in the hands of the Open Source operating system vendors.

Regular Windows, Apple and Android users are led to the (data) slaughter.



Rock solid, friendly and plagiarized

A bit of a learning curve, but spend a couple of weeks mastering the basics and you are also mastering all the wannabee ripoffs (looking at you Ubuntu, "mint" (buggy Ubuntu but hey! green stuff!) and so forth)

Computing for life

Must 'completely free' mean 'hard to install'? Newbie gripe sparks some soul-searching among Debian community


Re: Not for noobs


The "Digital Generation" do not know how to operate a computer! All your downvotes are from young people that think that the Internet is either WebApps or "the cloud"

I makes me want to cry. The fact that all you need to have your voice heard on the Internet is an IP address, A hostname and the ability to use a computer seems to be completely lost on the new generation. They all seem convinced that to have an Internet presence you must be in "the Cloud". I fucking hate what the IT business has turned into. I Wan't out!


Re: Not for noobs

I have installed hundreds of debian hosts. Their ncurses based installer is the best there is! Of course you need to, actually, know how to use a computer to use the installer. A problem for the "digital natives" generation i guess.. HAR!.

Now get of my lawn!


Re: Two ways of looking at things.

It is a matter of freedom. The freedom to program and design software to the limits of technology. The only way this is possible is for all of the software to be free! Debian is the most successful Linux distribution, with countless derivatives on account of the quality.

This is only possible because people can devote their time to do it the right way, with no concerns to interests not directly dictated by the limit of technology (i.e. limits in licensing and possibilities of use).

You viewpoint is the shortsighted one! To serve "the users" in an "easy" way. To compromise the freedom of debian to appease an "easy" install "experience" will not further the fantastic quality and ultimate freedom of "The Universal Operating System". It might get you a win in an popularity contest, but my guess is that that is not the primary motivation of the debian community.

Why make games for Linux if they don't sell? Because the nerds are just grateful to get something that works


Re: Games in Java?

Take a look at jMonkeyEngine


I have been playing with it now and then and i think its fantastic if your a java developer looking at games development. Even more fantastic if you already know netbeans

Red Hat defends its CentOS decision, claims Stream version can cover '95% of current user workloads'


Re: Wow

Been running KVM in production on debian 7,8 and 9 for many years now, so no worries there.

Migrating existing CentOS KVM setups to debian will ofcourse be another matter. maybe just move the guests as raw images if your setup isn't to large and you can find a window for the downtime?

Good luck!

Been a happy user of debian on production servers since "sarge" (3.1). Have one server, distro upgraded (with a lot of applications) all the way from 3,1 to 9. System was first installed in 2006, and still going strong! :-)

Docker support deprecated in Kubernetes will break your clusters, says CNCF ambassador. It's only the runtime, says Docker


If you dont understand "servers"


Marmite of scripting languages PHP emits version 8.0, complete with named arguments and other goodies


"functions" FTW

The cloud providers are hyping "functions" as a completely server-less tech (just more power, money and control grabbing off course). This is, in actuality, CGI reinvented.. HAR!

Thinking about just writing CGI in C. All the higher level "web languages" are crap, bloating, dying or evil (or all 4 ;-) ).

HTTPS-only mode arrives in Firefox 83 as Mozilla finds new home for Rust-y Servo engine


GAFAM secrets

At the moment https is primarily a method for GAFAM to ensure that their monopoly on data snooping is intact.

When TLS 1.3 is implemented the circuit is complete.

Maybe we should be promoting full disclosure (http only) and celebrate cleartext data as a means to preserve individual freedom and choice?

Venerable text editor GNU Nano reaches version 5.0 and adds the modern frippery that is scrollbars


Re: Cult?

There is a difference between "user friendly" and "beginner friendly" "Vi", "Vim" and "Emacs" are definitely user friendly, nano is definitely beginner friendly (haven't used it enough to know if it is also user friendly)

"Vi" probably can't be described as "beginner friendly" :-)

If you can see this headline, you're certainly not reading it on Twitter: All tweets, notifications vanish


Re: Another billion vacuous Twitter sycophants

"Social Networking" is the worst manifestation of primate kill-culture since the gladiators! It's a free-for-all rape-fest with our cooperate overlords selling the hem of our hatefillled strivings to the highest bidder! That is what "social networking" is. Do not let any of the hordes of babbling, teat-sucking media-whores convince you otherwise!

Oracle starts to lose patience with Solaris holdouts


Re: A warning!

Unfortunately their prime customers is the worlds tax payers, I.e you and me. No private enterprise would dream of touching that toxic spaghetti monster! The governments of the world on the other hand is so bribe-entrenched and ignorant that its easier to just keep bleeding that Oracle red..

Git your ass to the cloud! Gitpod hooks up with GitLab to take on GitHub Codespaces


Re: Sorry Mr Efftinge

KISS has gone with the wind..

Firefox to burn FTP out of its browser, starting slowly in version 77 due in April


Re: Because of MS we are still stuck in the 70's

In the real world, i cant just install random crap on customers servers!


Re: Because of MS we are still stuck in the 70's

Replying to my self, well yes i have sunk this low beacause YOU and the ftp protocol sucks the biggest ass!!

How the fuck can i get so many downvotes disliking ftp! the only reason i can think of is pure ignorance! Do you novice scum not know that ftp is an ancient piece of shit? have you ever been tasked of getting that pile of crap through your firewall?

I suspect you are the "click thø pwetty pitures!" kind of ftp users, MORONS!

GitHub users speak their brains on Microsoft's open-source efforts: ASP.NET shines, but WPF is 'a disaster'


Fuck the GAFAM! They will strive to rule your thoughts in any way possible!

Cloud computing corrupts the GPL!

Complexity has broken computer security, says academic who helped spot Meltdown and Spectre flaws


Re: Hmm...

Of course, this is the case. Anybody with half a brain can see that the digital worlds mechanics is merging with the well known mechanics of biology (essentielly the same at a certain degree of complexity). Both systems, due to the sheer amount of random inputs, concours to the ancient laws of ecology. Eventually cyber threats to our digital infrastructure will be treated in exactly the same ways biological threats to our organism is treated.

Red Hat tips its Fedora 33: Beta release introduces Btrfs as default file system, .NET on ARM64, plus an IoT variant


Re: btrfs...ugh, oh and i recommend s3qlfs

I completely agree!

Conservatism in IT is sourly needed. I am NOT joking.!

Peak IT productivity was probably 10 years ago. The UX designers and cloud evangelists that rules this landscape, at the moment, are heading for dire straits, and the needle descending towards he greatest bubble the world has ever seen, is glinting ever clearer!

Bored binge-watchers bork beleaguered broadband by blasting bandwidth: Global average speeds down 6.31%


Re: The death of broadcast TV?

Thousands simultaneously consuming their own copy of the latest dystopian CGI bonanza is the pinnacle of human consumerism. It is completely idiotic and burns bandwidth like it has no impact.

Broadcasting, multicasting or manycasting these things would make some sense. What we are doing now is pure stupidity (engineering and resource wise)

Video on the internet should be timeslot based multicasting! (I. E. Wait 5 minutes for your multicasting slot to start)

It's been five years since Windows 10 hit: So... how's that working out for you all?


UX designers and dark patterns

Win 2000

- Sane UI, good kernel, AD blows Novell directory crap out of the water

Win XP/srv 2003

- Slightly cracked UI "same" kernel, some web-like stuff? and teletubbies UX?

Vista/srv 2008

- Slightly cracked UI, Stupidly slow kernel stuff, insane ekstra ring of auth.

Win7/srv 2008 R2

- Ui not quite so annoying, Kernel faster, still batshit crazy "ekstra" auth ring

Win8/srv 2016

- Insane UI as in "LSD UX mobile hybrid crazy garbage", kernel the "same"

Win 10-11-12½/srv 2016-19-20½

- UI backpedaling, still insane. Kernel the "same", software subscription racket groundwork, batshit crazy patching scheme, because of subscription racket

No doubt they will rule the world, stupid and money, says that they can do no wrong