* Posts by CAPS LOCK

1142 posts • joined 20 Mar 2012

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If you're using older, vulnerable Cisco small biz routers, throw them out

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'Not available pre-packaged...'

...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPNsense

Unpatched Exchange server, stolen RDP logins... How miscreants get BlackCat ransomware on your network

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Cross platform!

... Most Impressive..</Vader>

Sick of Windows but can't afford a Mac? Consult our cynic's guide to desktop Linux

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Look, it's simple, if you have to ask, then the answer is...

... Mint.

Find an old system. no bridges are to be burned, and install Mint Xfce. Then join the forum at https://forums.linuxmint.com/index.php. It's an invaluable resource.

Original killer PC spreadsheet Lotus 1-2-3 now runs on Linux natively

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Re: ABI

iBCS2 made it possible to run Microsoft FoxPro Unix on FreeBSD. I still run the same system, but now use Harbour Compiler.

Clonezilla 3: Copy and clone disk images to your heart's content

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For system level backup and restore check out Foxclone...

... much easier to use that Clonezilla...

The long-term strategy behind IBM's Red Hat purchase

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Re: IBM will become RedHat

Bluehat shirley...

Afraid of the big bad Linux desktop? Zorin 16.1 is here

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Re: Zorin, Ideal for beginners

Try Linux Mint Xfce. See how it goes, you might be surprised.

Linux Mint 20.3 appears – now with more Mozilla flavor: Why this distro switched Firefox defaults back to Google

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Low quality trolling...

... 0/10 see me...

Huawei's AppGallery riddled with malware-infected games

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Try these:

Koss 'The Plug' noise isolating earphones.

When civilisation ends, a Xenix box will be running a long-forgotten job somewhere

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Xenix!

I still have the beautifully made three ring manuals. Including the one for SCO Foxbase+.

Apple sues 'amoral 21st century mercenaries' NSO for infecting iPhones with Pegasus spyware

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Irony level...

...infinity...

Amazon textbook rental service scammed for $1.5m

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...and yet, Joe Orton and Ken Halliwell 'defaced' some library books and got...

....six moths inside. Rumour has it the so called defaced books are now a prized possession of Islington library...

Google's VirusTotal reports that 95% of ransomware spotted targets Windows

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Re: The hubris of Apple (oops I meant Google)

If it bleeds we can kill it </Arny>

Progress report: Asahi Linux brings forth a usable basic desktop on Apple's M1

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You were so preoccupied with whether you could you didn't stop to think whether you...

...should..

Microsoft's problem child, Windows 11, is here. Will you run it? Can you run it? Do you even WANT to run it?

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Re: Linux for gaming?

The Steam Deck is running Linux. Games will follow.

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Re: Want to run it?

Mint baby, and the Xfce version for the time poor and impecunious, aka lazy and skint. And let us not forget Mint has an AWESOME community.

Fired credit union employee admits: I wiped 21GB of files from company's shared drive in retaliation

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Hahaha, the blank space of doom...

...

# rm -rf *.bak

vs

# rm -rf * .bak

Smart admins create a less powerful 'del' command. Well, smarter than me anyway...

SCO v. IBM settlement deal is done, but zombie case shuffles on elsewhere

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This will run and run because...

...the upside, or so the suits have convinced themselves, is a huge payday from Linux using companies and the downside is corporate bankruptcy, which in the USA of America is no deterrent[1].

[1] Bankruptcy laws provide extensive protections for the bankrupt entity. Ask the people of Armley Yorkshire etc, etc..

Real world not giving you enough anxiety? Try being hunted down by the perfect organism in Alien: Isolation

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I won't be playing it...

...just reading the article made me anxious.

Is this indeed the light-house top I see? Microsoft updates its container Linux, CBL-Mariner

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So, Microsoft Linux...

Microsux then...

Radioactive hybrid terror pigs have made themselves a home in Fukushima's exclusion zone

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Well,[1] I'm rooting for the pigs. Go pigs!

[1] When it's humans versus <something> I'm always on the side of <something>. I rooted for the xenomorph in Alien.

Linus Torvalds launches Linux kernel 5.13 after seven release candidates

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"What part of "out of the box" did you miss ?"

Err, none. It was just a passing comment related to the ability to connect to wireless projectors. But thanks for pointing that out.

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Re: Does it Miracast/wireless display out of the box ?

I guess if they'd have know they could have installed MiracleCast: https://github.com/albfan/miraclecast

Happy with your existing Windows 10 setup? Good, because Windows 11 could turn its nose up at your CPU

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Re: Ubuntu

Linux? Yes. Ubuntu? Sadly no.

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"Linux Mint Cinnamon", you have chosen wisely...

...the community at Linux Mint Forums is exemplary. Additionally, your question about editors is easily answered by typing 'text' into the search field that shows up when you click the 'Start' button.

What job title would YOU want carved on your gravestone? 'Beloved father, Slayer of Dragons, Register of Domains'

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Romanes eunt domus

or perhaps Romani ite domum. I dunno, whatever...

The latest REvil ransomware victim? Sol Oriens. Oh, a US nuclear weapons contractor

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What is the description (copied below) a euphemism for?

"a small, veteran-owned consulting firm focused on managing advanced technologies and concepts with strong potential for military and space applications,"

Linux 5.13 hits rc5, isn’t yet calm, Linus Torvalds is only mildly perturbed

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Re: Still brickin'...

Hmm, this doesn't see right to me, I've successfully installed Linux on all manner of old laptops, I'm currently using an Acer Aspire 1, the single core Atom variety from 2009. I suspect FUD from a MS reputation manager.

Hard cheese: Stilton snap shared via EncroChat leads to drug dealer's downfall

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As usual in these sort of matters Ben Franklin has words of wisdom...

..."Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead"

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes-Benz? Detroit waits for my order, you'd better make amends

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Is it just me or...

...does everyone think equipment like this should have a clear power indicator?

How much would you pay me to develop a COVID tracking app that actually works? Ah, thought so: nothing

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Re: Lockdown

Time spent watching cat videos is never wasted. Also check out the videos of Puma Messi...

US declares emergency after ransomware shuts oil pipeline that pumps 100 million gallons a day

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Re: One word:

Plastic padding. (Type Elastic natch.)

39 Post Office convictions quashed after Fujitsu evidence about Horizon IT platform called into question

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Now can we please see senior executives from the period in the dock...

... the time has surely come...

Microsoft loves Linux – as in, it loves Linux users running Linux desktop apps on Windows PCs

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We have always been at war...

...We will always be at war...

How to ensure your tech predictions catch on in a flash? Do the mash

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When these matters come up there's never any love for...

...Space Patrol. (Planet Patrol in a certain place) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp7Efo11iTc&list=PLtHmfziFzKNGlJ7rUbs7Et-IOyuac8hkU

Yep, the 'Who owns Linux?' case is back from the dead

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People are assuming that IBM wants the case to 'just go away'...

... however, although I'm just guessing, I think IBM might be quite happy to show that they'll never give in and that they'll drag the plaintiffs into bankruptcy...again....

Canonical releases Ubuntu on Windows Preview with early builds, new tools for the brave

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How long before Canonical becomes part of MS?...

...Not long I'd guess. I think I'll start evaluating Linux Mint Debian Edition...

Cambridge student rebuilds Polish Enigma-code-breaking box that paved the way for Turing ... and Victory!

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"The Germans thought until the end that Enigma was unbreakable"...

...Well, some Germans thought that, but clearly someone was unconvinced, leading to the creation of the M4 variant of the enigma and the use of pre-encryption using the 'bi-gram' tables...

From Maidenhead to Morocco: In a change to the scheduled programming, we bring you The On Call of Dreams

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Re: Not quite a straightforward bribe

I bought a Zimbabwe note on Ebay for a couple of quid. It's value was 10^14 Zimbabwe Dollars.

OVH says burned data centre’s UPS, batteries, fuses in the hands of insurers and police

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Two hundred and fifty two volts! Blimey thats hairy chested,man size electricity...

...much better than limp wristed lady electricity that they have in The USA of America. One hundred and ten volts? No wonder their kettles don't work properly...

US govt indicted me because I make privacy tools, says crypto-chat app CEO accused of helping drug smugglers

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Re: Just for fun..

I'd avoid doing that in the UK if I were you.

A borked bit of code sent the Hubble Space Telescope into safe mode, revealing a bunch of other glitches

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Re: And the others ?

Didn't the NRO give NASA a couple of spares?

[Edit] Aha, yes, in 2011. They're using one to creta a new space telescaope - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Grace_Roman_Space_Telescope

Don't be a fool, cover your tool: How IBM's mighty XT keyboard was felled by toxic atmosphere of the '80s

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Keyboard covers are 'mandatory' in the healthcare sector...

...Let me know if you ever see one in use...

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

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"WordStar" - Dont forget...

... Supercalc and dBase II

Linux Mint users in hot water for being slow with security updates, running old versions

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Clem has a track record for making good decisions....

....unlike some other tech leaders I could mention. I trust him.

Supermicro spy chips, the sequel: It really, really happened, and with bad BIOS and more, insists Bloomberg

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If these devices really existed someone would have found one by now...

...and would be going on about it. LOUDLY...

helloSystem: Pre-alpha FreeBSD project chases simplicity and elegance by taking cues from macOS

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"Windows NT 4.0 UI clone". Try...

... Xfce, particularly in the version found in Linux Mint Xfce.

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Technically correct...

...the best kind of correct...

Dev creeped out after he fired up Ubuntu VM on Azure, was immediately approached by Canonical sales rep

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I'm fairly sure Canonical will become a part of Microsoft in the foreseeable future...

... I'm planning accordingly...

My bad! So you're saying that redacting an on-screen PDF with Tipp-Ex won't work?

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Re: Lego™®

Is this some kind of new euphemism I'm not familiar with? ('Till now, obv.)

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