* Posts by CAPS LOCK

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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.)

Linus Torvalds labels Super Bowl 'violent version of egg-and-spoon race'

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'Merkin football? I'll stick with...

...Mornington Crescent. (International Rules, natch.)

Microsoft smashes Wall Street's expectations with $43bn sales bonanza

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Fourty three billion, none of which came directly from my company...

....it took some time and effort and a bit of lateral thinking, but most companies could do exactly the same...

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

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Re: Not for noobs

Mint, baby and use the Xfce version for old and slow hardware.

To plug gap left by CentOS, Red Hat amends RHEL dev subscription to allow up to 16 systems in production

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That wasn't the deal...

... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsW9MlYu31g

150,000 lost UK police records looking more like 400,000 as Home Office continues to blame 'human error'

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I've got a criminal record...

...wait...

...wait...

..Deck of Cards by Max Bygraves...

Beagleboard peeps tease dual-core 64-bit RISC-V computer with GPU, AI acceleration, more for under 100 quid

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I'm expecting Raspberry Pi Trust to take an interest in RISC-V...

...I would if I were them...

Linux developers get ready to wield the secateurs against elderly microprocessors

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Re: what is linux good for?

Low quality trolling. 0/10 see me.

Microsoft's beefed-up take on Linux server security has hit general availability

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Hahahahahaha, send for sticky tape - my sides are splitting...

...Microsoft software, after all my efforts to get rid of it all?

This product is terrible. Can you deliver it in 20 years’ time when it becomes popular?

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"much more hygienic and, one imagines, comfortable."

That was an excellently detailed and thoughtful reply. I wish I could give more than one upvote. So does my wife.

Buggy behavior bites .NET SqlClient for unlucky Linux users

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Haven't we been here before?...

...Seems we have: https://www.theregister.com/1999/11/05/how_ms_played_the_incompatibility

CentOS project changes focus, no more rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux – you'll have to flow with the Stream

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Anyone who thinks this is a good opportunity to migrate to Ubuntu...

...needs to take into account that Canonical is getting very chummy with MS.

Apple Arm Macs ship, don't expect all open-source apps to work without emulation – here's what you need to know

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Well, it's nice of El Rego to provide us with gushing quotes from other web sites, but...

...since any criticism of Apple can result in excommunication I feel unable to trust web sites that can get access to Apples stuff.

Microsoft warns against SMS, voice calls for multi-factor authentication: Try something that can't be SIM swapped

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"For the vast majority, there's no need to be quite that paranoid." El Rego is no place...

...for common sense. Go to your room and think about what you've done.

Your Microsoft reseller can now predict when you’re ready to buy more stuff or dump Redmond

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This 'Microsoft' of which you speak...

...who are they and why should I care?

Biden projected to be the next US President, Microsoft joins rest of world in telling Trump: It looks like... you're fired

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Thank Dog I can go back to saying...

Frequency trumps ferocity...

Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware gang pwns British housing biz via suspected phishing attack

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"a serious budget for network security", well, yes after the budget for...

... luxury German saloon cars.

I'll give you my passwords if you investigate police corruption, accused missile systems leaker told cops

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The Fifty[1]: This patch of randowm data is an encrypted file. Password please...

Me: It's just random data, not an encrypted file.

The Five Oh: I'll decide what's an encrypted file. Password or it's off to the cells with you.

[1] One of James May's.

X.Org is now pretty much an ex-org: Maintainer declares the open-source windowing system largely abandoned

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"I use Linux because it became too hard to use Windows actually.". Testify...

... Linux Mint baby. And XFCE for the impecunious and time poor, aka Cheap and Lazy...

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Re: I suspect it's about something far more obscene

Wash yo' mouth out!

Why, yes, you can register an XSS attack as a UK company name. How do we know that? Someone actually did it

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Didn't input validation appear in dBase III? ...

... around 1979 or so. I paid SIX HUNDRED LARGE for it, so it's not surprising I still use it[1]...

[1] Well, to be honest, most recently Harbour Compiler, but that's another story...

SiFive inches closer to offering a true RISC-V PC: Latest five-core dev board includes PCIe, SSD interfaces

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I wouldn't be surprised if this was of interest to ...

...Raspberry Pi Trust

NSA: We've learned our lesson after foreign spies used one of our crypto backdoors – but we can't say how exactly

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Ah yes, the floods of 1967....

... so much embarrassing material lost forever...

Ubuntu 20.10 goes full Raspberry Pi, from desktop to micro clouds: Full fat desktop on a Pi is usable

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I'm thinking of starting a sweep on when Canonical becomes a part of...

...Microsoft...

RIAA DMCAs GitHub into nuking popular YouTube video download tool, says it can be used to slurp music

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"Home taping is killing music"... I wish...

...have you heard any current pop music lately? It's effing terrible with Autotune all over it.

Thought the FBI were the only ones able to unlock encrypted phones? Pretty much every US cop can get the job done

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The Second Amendment states:

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Everybody has to have a gun to stop The King of England coming round and taxing the tea. Seems reasonable.

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