* Posts by fnusnu

286 publicly visible posts • joined 8 Nov 2012


Users complain over UK state-owned bank's services as Atos eyes the exit


Also throws you out when you use a mobile browser claiming you clicked on the back button - which I didn't do...

UK PM Sunak plans to allocate just £1bn to semiconductor industry


Re: "the proof is in the pudding"

Pre-dates America: The saying "the proof of the pudding is in the eating" is first recorded in English in the early 17th century, but it is likely much older


To improve security, consider how the aviation world stopped blaming pilots


We'll know we are making progress in this direction when we stop blaming "human error". It's a meaningless labe akin to blaming car accidents on 'bad driving'

UK refreshes national security plan to stop more of China's secret-stealing cyber-tricks


National Protective Security Agency

Do they hand out condoms?

Disaster recovery blunder broke New York Stock Exchange this week


Root cause = the point at which we gave up investigating. Bonus points here for pinning it on a junior tech.


Haiku beta 4: BeOS rebuild / almost ready for release / A thing of beauty


Re: Excellent article

Just tried it in a VM having watched the project for a long time courtesy of Eugenia Loli-Queru at osnews.com.

It's fast and a bit of a throwback to earlier (happier?) computing days

Samsung expects profit dive as demand for memory and devices continues to slow


Would be good to see them focus on maintaining older phones and other devices to help people through the cost of living crisis and to burnish their environmental credentials.

OpenAI opens doors to ChatGPT, another AI to fill the world with kinda-true stuff


Love this

What a great use:

Danny Richman




I mentor a young lad with poor literacy skills who is starting a landscaping business. He struggles to communicate with clients in a professional manner.

I created a GPT3-powered Gmail account to which he sends a message. It responds with the text to send to the client.


Boss broke servers with a careless bit of keyboarding, leaving techies to sort it out late on a Sunday


Re: Big red "cause a massive problem" button

I thought pressing it printed your P45

Twitter engineer calls out Elon Musk for technical BS in unusual career move


Just don't paint it sticky side up!

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


Re: Throw away 3 year old, core, infrastructure?

Try Mikrotik: minimum 5 years of support


Mozilla browser Firefox hits the big 100


Good bye good riddance

Moved to Opera on both Windows and Android. Miss nothing about Firefox. Won't bother to go back to even try Firefox on Android until it does zoom and reflow like Opera.

Brocade wrongly sacked award-winning salesman who depended on company insurance for cancer treatment


Re: A timely reminder

^^^^ taxpayer is expected to fund them.

UK government opens consultation on medic-style register for Brit infosec pros


"I'm from the government and I'm here to help"

IPv6 is built to be better, but that's not the route to success


The thing is that whatever you need to do with IPv4 you can do it either in your head or on a piece of paper. I can look at an IP address and know it belongs to my organisation. Heck, I can likely even tell you which building's VLAN it belongs to. With IPv6? Not a chance.

Billionaires see wealth double during pandemic as tech bros lead the charge


Re: ... would each get $100 or so.

No one in the UK is anywhere near the bottom 50% poorest on the planet.


This nonsense has been put to bed by Tim Worstall (formerly of this parish):

"Oxfam has told us all that 8 people have as much wealth as the bottom 50% of humanity and this is an outrage, Something Must Be Done. OK, so, let us think about what must be done then. The most obvious point being that we should reverse the outrage. Take all the money off the rich people and give it to the poor people. At which point that 50% of humanity would each get $100 or so.

This is not actually a solution to anything at all, is it? Thus the original problem being complained of is not a problem, is not an outrage and does not require that something be done."


Indian government committee slams 'gross misuse' of internet shutdowns – even in Kashmir


Surprise, surprise!

Brave's homegrown search claims to protect your privacy but there's a long way to go if it's to challenge the big G


Here's a guarantee

The number one search term will be 'google'

Microsoft slices Windows 11 update size by 40% (no, not by cutting hardware support)


Windows 11, same as Windows 10

Still embarrasing that the very first update for Windows 11 is to fix a remote code execution...

Want to check out Windows 11 but don't want to buy a new PC? Here's how to bypass the hardware requirements


Re: And coming up next: a bypass for the ludicrous CPU requirements?

The processor isn't supported for this version of Windows


And coming up next: a bypass for the ludicrous CPU requirements?

Or are we going to see millions more devices chucked into landfill?

Computer shuts down when foreman leaves the room: Ghost in the machine? Or an all-too-human bit of silliness?


Re: Power socket on the lighting circuit?

How far is your sideboard from the kitchen table? Do you live in Blenheim Palace?

Got enterprise workstations and hope to run Windows 11? Survey says: You lose. Over half the gear's not fit for it


Re: On the other hand

Yes, but only good until Oct 2025 unless you are going to run another OS.

CutefishOS: Unix-y development model? Check. macOS aesthetic? Check (if you like that sort of thing)



It will be interesting to compare this with HelloSystem: https://github.com/helloSystem/

Leaked Guntrader firearms data file shared. Worst case scenario? Criminals plot UK gun owners' home addresses in Google Earth


Re: Storage

Handgun stuff is completely banned in the UK

Tech spec experts seek allies to tear down ISO standards paywall


See also: Standard of Good Practice for Information Security 2020 (SOGP 2020)

Was free. No longer is.

Realizing this is getting out of hand, Coq mulls new name for programming language


Wait until they come across GIMP.

Samsung stops providing security updates to the Galaxy S8 at grand old age of four years


Samsung upcyling

This looks interesting: https://www.sammobile.com/news/samsung-transform-old-phones-smart-home-devices/

The Galaxy Upcycling at Home feature is available on all Galaxy S, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Z models released from 2018 with Android 9 and above. Samsung will add support for more devices in the future.

Hacking is not a crime – and the media should stop using 'hacker' as a pejorative


Too late

You can't control language. Deal with the accepted definition, or forever be shouting at pigeons in the park.

UK college courses show decade-long surging interest in computer science – just as new intake was locked down


Why don't humanities studesnts look out of the window in the morning? They need something to do in the afternoon.

Microsoft delays disabling Basic Authentication for several Exchange Online protocols 'until further notice'


Can someone translate that final tweet for me?

Decade-old bug in Linux world's sudo can be abused by any logged-in user to gain root privileges


Re: How is this possible?

..... or place a bug in the source then use it as your (or insert name of national security service) private exploit for many years till someone else finds it and publishes the vulnerability

Showering malware-laced laptops on UK schools is the wrong way to teach them about cybersecurity


Damned if they do, damned if they don't

Pearl clutching voice: the kids can't access lessons online

Government rushes out laptops to help

This is the result...

Dropbox basically decimates workforce, COO logs off: Cloud biz promises to be 'more efficient and nimble'


For the same price as 5 Onedrive licenses oh and the Office Apps suite too.

Goodbye Dropbox.

Realme 7 5G: Parents, this is the phone you should have got your kids for Christmas


Which version of android does it come with and how many years of updates does it get?

I thought this was a technical website...

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


Re: "They should have a law against old dying dinosaurs buying up innovative companies"

"I don't think Red Hat needed a buyer, but an offer was made that its shareholders and board believed to be of great value to them."

It's got nothing to do with anyone else...

The three or so people who run Windows 10 on Arm might be glad to know that x64 emulation is in preview


Original Surface

It's a shame there's no Win10 for the original Surface

Remember 2013? This coffee machine does: If I could turn back time – I'd reboot this PC


Riotous, surely?

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE goes from 'nearly dead' to full in an hour, but you might not be a 'Fan' of some of the shortcuts


Samsung has released two flavours of the FE: one using LTE and another with 5G. The LTE variant is the cheapest


GitLab scans its customers' source code, finds it's as fragile as you'd expect


Re: Don't build on sand

Like struts?

Google, Amazon pass on UK Digital Services Tax by hiking ad prices, fees at same rate the government takes


No surprise here

All taxes are paid from the wallet of the customer.

If you think Mozilla pushed a broken Firefox Android build, good news: It didn't. Bad news: It's working as intended


I'd forgive all the other issues

if it had zoom and reflow...

Putting the d'oh! in Adobe: 'Years of photos' permanently wiped from iPhones, iPads by bad Lightroom app update


Still only 2 types of computer user

Those that have lost data and those that are just about to...

Firefox maker Mozilla axes a quarter of its workforce, blames coronavirus, vows to 'develop new revenue streams'


Re: That's what you get for trying to be a google clone

You still use ftp?


Whoever downvoted this, please show me where the settings are to reflow zoomed text.


And still no zoom and reflow in firefox for android, hence long since dropped for opera.

Psst: Want to know who else has their snout in the Copernicus trough? (spoiler: it's not the UK)


UK has done well. Someone else's taxpayers are paying and we will have access to the data

A memo from the distant future... June 2022: The boss decides working from home isn't the new normal after all


Will anyone remember what Yahoo was by 2022?

By emptying offices, coronavirus has hastened the paperless office


Good to see Microsoft doing their bit to help: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-fixes-printing-issues-for-all-affected-windows-10-versions/