* Posts by Anonymous C0ward

643 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Jan 2012


EU cuts off key Russian banks from SWIFT system

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Don't mention the war!

Boeing Starliner commander Christopher Ferguson bows out of first crewed mission due to family commitments

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Paris Hilton

Ah yes, pubic consumption...

I won't be ignored: Google to banish caller roulette with Verified Calls

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It's a positive

But if your call is IMO likely to be spam, I probably still won't answer it.

No, boss, I'm not playing Minecraft. Minecraft is where I run VMs on the desktop now

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Re: Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance.

They saved the world from Shredder in every episode though.

The Devil's in the details: Church of Satan forced to clarify that no unholy rituals taking place in SoCal forest

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Re: Then there was ...

A saint famous for punching heretics!

When a deleted primary device file only takes 20 mins out of your maintenance window, but a whole year off your lifespan

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Re: Speaking about the f*ing manual...

Was it labelled "Beware of the Leopard"?

CompSci student bitten by fox after feeding it McNuggets

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Wild? It was absolutely livid.

Yo, Imma let you finish, but for the 6,000 people still using that app on a daily basis ... we have a question: why?

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GIMP open source image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name

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Re: But it is taken

It even came with a free gift.

Please be aliens, please be aliens, please be aliens... Boffins discover mystery mass beneath Moon's biggest crater

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Heavy Metal on the moon?

But sound can't travel through a vacuum!

What happens when a Royal Navy warship sees a NATO task force headed straight for it? A crash course in Morse

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Re: When you hear De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da...

I thought "whoop, whoop" was the sound of the police?

Taylor's gonna spy, spy, spy, spy, spy... fans can't shake cam off, shake cam off

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She sounds so vain

she probably thinks that song is about her!

College PRIMOS prankster wreaks havoc with sysadmin manuals

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Oh FFS at least print some pr0n.

Two fool for school: Headmaster, vice principal busted for mining crypto-coins in dorms, classrooms

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2K in bills

But how much did he earn in crypto coins?

ZX Spectrum reboot scandal firm's original directors rejoin

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Weren't there some other directors? What happened to them?

DBA drifts into legend after inventive server convo leaves colleagues fearing for their lives

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Re: Bah!

Was mostly 2p coins and chewing gum when I worked as a tech at my old school for a while.

Woke Linus Torvalds rolls his first 4.20, mulls Linux 5.0 effort for 2019

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Linux 4.20

Calls for something green, that's for sure.

UK.gov to roll out voter ID trials in 2019 local elections

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Being able to verify or change it makes that system more exploitable!

Nikola Tesla's greatest challenge: He could measure electricity but not stupidity

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Re: The name 'Tesla' has been hijacked

And why Rolls Royce decided not to produce the Silver Mist, since the German market was important for them.

Did it come with a free gift?

Assange catgate hearing halted as Ecuador hunts around for someone who speaks Australian

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Re: Soap opera

This means nothing to me.

Apple macOS Mojave: There's goth mode but developers will have to wait for the juicy stuff

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Re: Piles is a great name

Bonus points for the person who writes a tool called Preparation H to manage them.

Linux kernel's 'seat warmer' drops 4.19-rc5 with – wow – little drama

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If someone withdraws their contribution, then:

* If the maintainers don't take down all tarballs of previous versions containing any of that code, they are still redistributing the withdrawn code, with a GPL2+ notice attached.

* If the maintainers don't either take down the git repo, or painstakingly reconstruct history without that person and then force push, they are still redistributing the withdrawn code, with a GPL2+ notice attached. (Reverting wouldn't be enough, it's still in the history.)

Either of these could be pretty disastrous if taken to the extreme, but it's obvious the withdrawn code would no longer be in the current release. Have RMS or ESR (or indeed Linus) made any comment on what the right to withdraw means in the context of a publicly accessible git repo?

Dead retailer's 'customer data' turns up on seized kit, unencrypted and very much for sale

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The liquidators who sold on the gear are the ones who should be sued. It is absolutely foreseeable that seized servers would contain confidential data. It's professional negligence.

US govt concedes that you can indeed f**k Nazis online: Domain-name swear ban lifted

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Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms

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Re: Historical context

But Primary and Secondary already have a meaning with regard to ATA hard drives.

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Re: Python 6.9

A 69 interrupted by a period?

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Re: ... blackboards started being called chalkboards ...

The hippies would surely use a "greenboard" for rolling a joint...

Here's a fab idea: Get crypto libs to warn devs when they screw up

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Re: OK. Own up. How many coders...

I have the Sisyphean task of trying to purge this behaviour in our codebase at work. The outsourcers keep making more of it.

Wait, did you hear that? That rumbling in the distance? Sounds like... a 16-socket IBM Power9 box shuffling this way

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And can it mine Bitcoin?

I predict a riot: Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit

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Re: Perhaps in a very mild form

Guac is always extra.

What if tech moguls brewed real ale?

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Scratch Monkey

A pint of this is like an electric shock to the brain.

Either my name, my password or my soul is invalid – but which?

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The other reason, is that anything other than randomly generated gibberish, even firstname+lastname+birthdate-of-first-hamster, is usually already taken.

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Probably some from the various animals I've been eating too.

Wearable hybrids prove the bloated smartwatch is one of Silly Valley's biggest mistakes

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Smartwatches, like any other technology, will take off

when the porn industry discovers them.

Ticketmaster gatecrash: Gig revelers' personal, payment info glimpsed by support site malware

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"Ticketmaster's own processes for credit card details etc may be secure"

Not secure enough. They shouldn't show the full details even to me or their staff.

Relive your misspent, 8-bit youth on the BBC's reopened Micro archive

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Re: 3 ring binders

There's one called Sign EXtend as well.

Have YOU had your breakfast pint? Boffins confirm cheeky daily tipple is good for you

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What's the difference between

"craft beer" and "real ale"? Seems like "real ale" is drunk by old guys with beards, and "craft beer" is drunk by young guys with beards.

My PC is on fire! Can you back it up really, really fast?

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Re: Go with the flow,

Once worked for an IT waste refurbishment (new stickers on old junk) company, no formal customer support although the owners were ex IT support people themselves. I had to take someone through booting from an XP install CD, getting to the recovery command prompt and doing chkdsk /f, over the phone, letter by letter. Disk corruption caused by not shutting down.

There were occasional good days, like when we got in a BBC Master that turned out to have the Domesday Project SCSI controller and second processor fitted. If they had the Laserdisc drive too I'd have taken it off their hands myself in short order.

Blame everything on 'computer error' – no one will contradict you

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Re: I hope you bought some Ely Gin while you were there

Interesting, considering the story of Jesus and the money changers in the Temple.

Pentagon in uproar: 'China's lasers' make US pilots shake in Djibouti

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Bomb it. This is an act of war.

'Your computer has a virus' cold call con artists on the rise – Microsoft

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I've never had one of these

Really wanna troll them with something old like IRIX or VMS though.

My Tibetan digital detox lasted one morning, how about yours?

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The worst thing is when people wave their phones about with the flash on, instead of lighters. It's just not right.

Intel outside: Apple 'prepping' non-Chipzilla Macs by 2020 (stop us if you're having deja vu)

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What was wrong with m68k anyway?

Far nicer architecture than Intel. 32-bit registers from the start and no weird segmentation.

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Re: Its getting sad now

Will it run RISC OS?

Crowdfunding small print binned as Retro Computers Ltd loses court refund action

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So how do the rest of us get our money back? Drown them in over 9000 individual court cases?

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Re: As it should be

You might say, it's a Quantum Leap in the retrocomputing market

Forget cyber crims, it's time to start worrying about GPS jammers – UK.gov report

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"What is to stop someone from switching on a high power jammer in central London and taking out the financial services sector?"

Yeah, what exactly? Please?

'The capacitors exploded, showering the lab in flaming confetti'

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Horrendous fumes from pencil lead? Wouldn't that just be CO2?

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Re: And the idiot award goes to...

If it was set to amps, it would already blow up when you measure one side of the transformer.

Remember those holy tech wars we used to have? Heh, good times

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JOE ftw