* Posts by Grimthorpe

9 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Jun 2013

Using the datacenter as a dining room destroyed the platters that matter


Unexpected item in the racking area

See title.

Chocolate beer barred from sale after child mistakes it for chocolate milk


Re: Beer Definition

Think about e.g. Krick (with cherries) or Geuze (with chocolate).

That's Kriek with cherries.

As for Geuze having chocolate? Where have you been drinking that abomination? Geuze is just a lambic beer that's not been adulterated with anything else.

GitHub Copilot auto-coder snags emerge, from seemingly spilled secrets to bad code, but some love it


Who programs the programmers?

> It touches on a key issue: is Copilot's AI really writing code, or is it copy-pasting chunks from its training sources?

The same could be asked about most programmers.

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


Re: Still brickin'...

To get around network not working I've often connected my Android phone to a machine using USB and enabled tethering.

As long as your phone is connected to WiFi it'll use that instead of a mobile network, and USB networking doesn't require additional drivers on top of a basic Linux installation.

Companies toiling away the most on LibreOffice code complain ecosystem is 'beyond utterly broken'


Have Microsoft finished writing Office? Like... how many decades does it take to finish word and excel?

Janet pulls open network info for good after DDoSers exploit it


Some of us ran the MUD on JANET, and got thirds. One of us got a thrid (sic).

New kid on the blocks: Lego Worlds game challenges Minecraft



No wonder you posted anonymously. *shudder*

Bizarre Tolkien-inspired GCHQ Xmas card CAN'T BE READ by us PLEBS

Black Helicopters


I always think of GCHQ being more like Isengard than Mordor; think they are in charge when really it's the NSA pulling the strings.

Smart TVs riddled with DUMB security holes



If you are in a position to poison DNS lookups or even insert the relevant data into the AIT tables in the DVB (broadcast!) stream then these 'security holes' are the least of your worries.

I agree being able to work out when someone changes the channel and what to is a privacy hole, but all the other holes listed apply to any other web browser on any other device.

The only issue I see here is the broadcasters not using https:// in their embedded URLs, which is not the fault of the TV.

Oh, and XmlHttpRequest objects are limited to original source only requests, so good luck with that attack.