* Posts by EvaQ

30 posts • joined 26 Oct 2014

EU law threatening 'commercially painful changes' for tech out tonight


Telegram, Signal, .. any messaging platform?

Far-fetched? Well, someone who uses gmail can mail to someone using outlook or his ISP's mail. Utter magic!

Intel updates mysterious 'software-defined silicon' code in the Linux kernel


Re: The plan is obvious

Or a three-letter computer company. AFAIK they sold licenses that doubled the speed of your mainframe.

Amazon tells folks it will stop accepting UK Visa credit cards via weird empty email


Re: My email wasn't blank...

Brexit is about deregulation and getting rid of all Those Nasty EU rules. So ... achieved!

Qualcomm hopes to attract devs to Windows 10 on Arm with new testbed, spins up 2nd-gen 7c cheapbook chips


... but why not use an existing Chromebook with ARM for Linux?

The curse of knowing a bit about IT: 'Could you just...?' and 'No I haven't changed anything'


Better state of mind for everybody: I do not touch other's computers

Better state of mind for everybody: Do not touch other's computers. Useful quotes:

"I do not repair your car, and I do not repair your computer" / "If you clean my house, I'll repair your computer"

"You can consider to go back to Windows factory settings. You will get a fresh computer"

"Buy a new computer", and since some time "Buy a chromebook"

In case of wifi problems: "Call your ISP"

IKEA Croydon (FYI: that's a place in outer London, not a type of DIY cabinet) likes things in pairs, from chimneys to bork


Croydon is a UK city, not an IKEA product

... I thought IKEA Croydon was an IKEA product, like IKEA Billy or IKEA TRÅDFRI.

Sorry. I'm not British.

Toshiba formally and finally exits laptop business


Toshiba commercial

I remember, from the late 80's early 90's, the Toshiba laptop commercial "Stop al je zorgen in je Toshiba" (Dutch for "Put all your sorrows into your Toshiba"), with happy people in a sunny park happily working on their Toshiba laptops.

Coin-mining malware jumps from Arm IoT gear to Intel servers


Larry Cashdollar

Coin-mining and Larry Cashdollar ... nice!

Wanted: Big iron geeks to help restore IBM 360 mainframe rescued from defunct German factory by other big iron geeks



"AsbestOS" ... that sounds like a firewall's operating system.

IBM hunkers down for no-deal Brexit, warns of disruption to supply chain, data transfers


Just follow Jacob Rees-Mogg ... is that OK?

I've a question: Is it OK to just follow Jacob Rees-Mogg on twitter for all Brexit updates? He gives such a warm feeling, just like Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, the Iraq minister of information, "there are no Americans in Iraq"

Unexpected MySQL database meltdown fingered in GitHub's 24-hour website wobble

Paris Hilton

Solution by Microsoft

Problems with MySQL? The new owner Microsoft has the solution ready: SQL Server!

Get rich with Firefox or *(int *)NULL = 0 trying: Automated bug-bounty hunter build touted


Re: Talkback

Because AddressSanitizer also detects and reports illegal malloc/free/memory stuff does not (yet) cause a crash.


"Minimum 16GB RAM" must be true

"Minimum 16GB RAM" must be true; I started this ASan Nightly Firefox version on my 4GB Core i3, and my Linux fully locked up and I had to press my power button.

We shall call him Mini-U – Ubuntu reveals tiny cloudy server


also for Docker?

Will this "minimal-ubuntu" also be useful for Docker?

Stern Vint Cerf blasts techies for lackluster worldwide IPv6 adoption


" it is very hard to get hold of IPv4 addresses unless you go to one of the grey markets where they cost significantly more than IPv6 addresses;"

It is not very hard to buy IPv4 addresses; going rate is about 10-20 per IPv4.

But it is very hard to implement IPv6 in an IPv4-only ISP: routers, CPE's, DHCP, management systems, legal intercept, monitoring tools, manuals, helpdesk, tutorials.

It's not you, it's Big G: Sneaky spammers slip strangers spoofed spam, swamp Gmail sent files


"a small subset of Gmail users" ... really?

"a small subset of Gmail users" ... what a coincidence then that it happened to my GF and me ... we were both in the "small subset"?

Facebook want us to believe banning Putin's troll army safeguards Russian democracy


" Zuckerberg told Reuters that Facebook has no plans to apply the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to users beyond Europe’s borders."

So: Zuck does apply this EU law to the whole of Europe? In post-Brexit Britain, should you just trust him on that?

Manic miners, hideous hackers, frightful flaws, vibrating mock cock app shock – and more


Manic Miner?

Manic Miner was a cool game I played on my ZX Spectrum ...

Donald, YOU'RE FIRED: Rogue Twitter worker quits, deletes President Trump's account


Compliments to Twitter

... for having a backup & restore procedure for accounts

Mobile industry begrudgingly accepts impacts of Apple, Google et al


'"The market has moved to walled gardens instead of open platforms," he (=Granryd) said' ... really? I would say the pre-smartphone era, when the telco's were still in charge, was as open as North-Korea.

And the telco still want "revenue sharing, or else!" with the else meaning throttling and walls.

Sweet, vulnerable IoT devices compromised 6 min after going online


Re: How Bitcoin might help fix the Internet of Things.

"most users won't bother."

Exactly: The powned IoT-devices are only annoying / devastating to others. Not to the owner. Just like a successful parasite should be: it should use the host, not kill the host.

So the real solution is not harvesting bitcoins (like the linked article says), but inflicting pain on the owner. The owner's ISP could do that by blocking the customer, but probably won't. Maybe white-hat-hackers can disable the vulnerable IoT-devices, so that the owner feels the pain and takes action.

US govt pleads: What's it gonna take to get you people using IPv6?


All IPv6 excuses here

The US govt will find all answers on the IPv6 Excuse Bingo: http://ipv6bingo.com/


Re: the Register ... no IPv6

"some stuff break ... issues ... Don't piss off the sysadmins."

Seems like an honest answer to the US governmont's questions "why haven't you implemented IPv6 yet?"

Plus of course the answer: "why should I?"


the Register ... no IPv6

Could the Register please answer those questions?

$ host www.theregister.co.uk

www.theregister.co.uk has address

www.theregister.co.uk has address

What Brexit means for you as a motorist


passports stamped at border crossings

"British drivers may need to have their passports stamped at border crossings in the future". Sure! And maybe British drivers may need to bribe the border officials. And maybe British cars will get thoroughly inspected with dogs and mirrors and other detectors. And maybe there well be a black market for Euro-Pound exchange.

Flash-back to entering the USSR / DDR?

Microsoft has made SQL Server for Linux. Repeat, Microsoft has made SQL Server 2016 for Linux


Skype on Linux?

Is Skype on Linux working again?

The Skype on Linux problem proves what Microsoft can and will do with their software on Linux.

Google crafts custom networking CPU with parallel computing links


A bit like a ... 386?

Is this Lanai a bit like a ... 386? I wonder what Google will do with it.

Ireland moves to scrap 1 and 2 cent coins


Netherlands: no cents anymore since 1983

In the Netherlands, the guilder cent was abolished in 1980/1983. So more than 30 years ago.

I believe the euro-cent and the two-euro-cent were there for a year or so at the introduction of the Euro, and then they were abolished again.

Sporty in all but name: Peugeot 308 e-THP 110



"EU combined cycle fuel consumption of 61.4mpg"

I would expect EU numbers to be in ISO, so 26.1 km/l, or 3.83 per 100 km


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