* Posts by ST

1111 posts • joined 14 Nov 2014


NSO Group 'will no longer be responding to inquiries' about misuse of its software

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Re: There is no evidence it's shut down Pegasus – just its PR department.

> the personnel in the PR department have more integrity and the spokespersons are not able to lie with a straight face.

Ummmmm ... the personnel in any PR department is paid to lie with a straight face. That's their job description. They are known as paid liars.

Corporate terminology: shaping the message and staying on message.

It's when the personnel in said PR department suddenly decides to go radio silent, that's when you know the shit has hit the fan.

Good news: Jeff Bezos went to space. Bad news: He's back

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Executive Summary

Branson: I got there first.

Bezos: Yeah, but mine's bigger.

Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2 adds C++ build and debugging in WSL2 distributions

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Fancy a spot of weekend tinkering?


Florida Man sues Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for account ban

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Re: Typical slander

> I know the article is going to be a hit piece where they play the man instead of the ball.

If it's slander, you should sue. Really, you must.

Pentagon scraps $10bn JEDI winner-takes-all cloud contract

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Re: Reflection

> Comparing SQL Server from Microsoft to the serious and professional databases from Oracle and IBM [ ... ]

DOD wasn't looking to buy database licenses. I am quite certain they already have plenty of those.

Another JEDI saga that doesn't need a sequel: Oracle petitions Supreme Court over Microsoft Pentagon contract

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It is the year 2063

1. Larry Ellison has been cloned.

2. His official corporate title is now CBO (Chief Benefactor Officer) of Oracle.

3. Oracle is retroactively appealing USDOD's decision to award the JEDI cloud contract to Microsoft.

New Yorkers react to strikingly indifferent statue of Elon Musk with cheerful hostility

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Re: It's deffo a winner on Twitter

> It's as though the thread was infested by 8 years old that had just learned to use swear words ..

A perfect match for the subject of the thread.

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GitHub Copilot is AI pair programming where you, the human, still have to do most of the work

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GitHub Copilot doesn’t actually test the code it suggests, so the code may not even compile or run

The Copilot is a Millennial.

London Greenwich station: A reminder of former glories. Like Windows XP

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Re: How much longer will we have to endure this ?

> [ ... ] and XP is going to resolve this automatically.

If there's a modal dialog window waiting for user input - click on OK, as it is the case here - then the problem isn't being resolved automatically. In fact, the problem isn't being resolved at all. There is no user that can click on the OK button in this case. Therefore, increasing the size of the swapfile does not happen.

As it is usually the case with Microsoft Windows, the Operating System fucks itself into an unrecoverable state. We do not know if the offending process has been pre-empted, and can no longer request more memory, or if it keeps running in the background - while waiting for the OK modal dialog to be clicked - and keeps eating more memory.

If XP decides that it needs to increase the size of the swapfile, and pretends that it is performing an automatic corrective action, then it should just do it, without blocking on user input.

Automatic and waiting for user input contradict each other.

To make it even worse, there is no need for a modal dialog here in the first place. It's not like the dialog offers a choice of "Yes, do it" and "No, don't do it". The only choice is "OK". What is the point of asking the user to click on "OK" when there is no other option?

Horrible design. This should have been a notification - "As a result of pid <XYZ>'s monotonically increasing memory demands, XP has increased the size of the swapfile. Please check the status of PID <XYZ>." - and not a modal dialog.

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Re: How much longer will we have to endure this ?

> [ ... ] and go with a rock-solid Linux implementation that Just Works.

I can't help but notice that Microsoft's troll bots are very busy downvoting this morning.

It's not like we aren't all looking at a photo of an eminently fucked XP box.

AWS offers you the opportunity to pay cloud bills before they’ve been issued

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Whatever happened to cloud being a super way to preserve cashflow?

It preserves and enhances AWS' cashflow quite nicely.

John McAfee dead: Antivirus tycoon killed himself in prison after court OK'd extradition, says lawyer

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Re: It's A Very Complicated Story...

> He broke an American law whilst being outside America.

No, he broke US Tax Laws while residing in the US.

And instead of having the balls to face the music, he fled the country, became a fugitive, and then everything turned to shit for him. So he started playing the victim. To a primarily British audience that apparently finds sympathy for him.

Had he handled it in his own self-interest, he could have solved his US tax problems by paying some huge fine, and that would have been the end of it. But no, he chose to cut and run, and became a fugitive. Which is a much bigger offense than tax evasion.

So, not only he was a tax cunt, he was also a complete moron.

Truly, a role model for all of us. /s.

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Re: Seriously, people...

> Is that because he was born British?


The fact that he was a psychotic asshole notwithstanding.

Facebook granted patent for 'artificial reality' baseball cap. Repeat, an 'artificial reality' baseball cap

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> It's just as well I'm not in the US then.

Yes, because if you were in the US, you'd be called out on the mind-boggling stupidity of your baseball cap comment.

You just called baseball players from all over the world 'assholes'. For no reason. Just because they're wearing their team's ballcap on the field - which is a requirement of the sport.

In case you didn't know - most likely you don't - baseball is a sport that's played quite extensively outside the US: Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand. Just to name a few. Maybe you recognize the names of some of these countries.

Not to mention the Norwegian Navy and the German Navy. They also wear baseball caps as part of their uniforms. According to you, they are 'assholes'.

So yes, it's good that you're not in the US. That kind of comment doesn't travel well here.

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> Outside of the US, nothing screams 'asshole' quite like a baseball cap.

Inside the US, nothing screams 'asshole' quite like someone making wide-ranging generalizations about baseball caps.

Independently of Facebook's stupid VR cap.

US Navy starts an earthquake to see how its newest carrier withstands combat conditions

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Re: Dear Register

> There called sled's by the way.

Ar yoo shure yoo speled it korectlee?

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Re: That truck video is Awesome!

> I wonder why no one else is trying out putting a bit of a ramp at the end instead just a flat deck?

The Russians and the Chinese do. The Chinese AC's are modeled based on Soviet AC designs:






The ski ramp style of flight decks limits their usability. It's also a function of the jet engines' thrust. A tilted flight deck indicates that the jets cannot deploy sufficient thrust for takeoff.

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Re: That truck video is Awesome!

> always presuming they weren't testing different energies, of course

I'm pretty sure they were testing the pull of the catapult at different energies - different jet fighter models have different takeoff acceleration requirements.

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That truck video is Awesome!

Slightly deranged, but awesome.

"If you piss me off, I'll fling a truck at you!"

Intel to put SiFive's latest CPU cores into 7nm dev system to woo customers to RISC-V

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you can see why word emerged of Intel offering at least $2bn to take over SiFive

It seems more likely that SiFive leaked the $2BN takeover offer.

That's a common tactic in SV when the acquisition target wants more money, and they're hoping for a bidding war.

VMs were a fad fit for the Great Recession. Containers’ time has finally come

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Re: No more managing operating systems and monolithic apps

> "And containers show us that running a big fat operating system on every compute element is far from efficient."

What does that even mean? Does he mean that running an OS on a bare-metal compute node is inefficient? Or does he mean that running an OS inside a container that's running on a compute node is inefficient?

I fail to see how adding a layer cake of indirection - which is what a container really is - would yield better performance than bare-metal. But hey, perception is reality and no-one's counting instruction cycles. It feels faster because we spent a lot of money setting it up and getting it to work.

> [ ... ] it is far better to stop having an operating system at all.

Moronic Statement Of The Year. Who and What is going to run your container?

> The minute every server has a data-processing unit (DPU, aka SmartNIC) that can virtualize security, networking, and storage, a server CPU becomes not much more than an application runtime environment.

Say What?? The CPU is now application runtime? Does he even understand how Operating Systems actually work?

Monolithic apps. What's the definition of a monolithic app? Server-side software?

Is Apache httpd a monolithic app? What about nginx? Or Git? Or MariaDB (née MySQL)? Or HPC applications that run distributed / parallel on thousands of compute nodes using some flavor of MPI and OpenMP, and maybe CUDA? [ Insert mandatory buzzword here: AI/ML. Blockchain? Nope, that's cooked. Yesterday's Hype, move on. ]

In what way, exactly, is HPC software similar to an "app"? Is Git an "app"?

Speaking of Containers: Have you tried Docker? If you haven't, you should, if only out of curiosity.

It is completely inadequate for any conceivable use case that one might attempt to use it for. It sucks for development, and it sucks for production too.

The only possible use case that I could find for it is demoware. If for some reason said demoware needs some special runtime environment that can't be replicated on some simple bare-metal setup. Which is a red flag in and of itself.

The entire story reduces to the same old story: the Container Hype Bullshit Industrial Complex over-promised (as usual) and then under-delivered (as usual).

> Also, the timeline is correct.

Nope, it's wrong.

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Re: No more managing operating systems and monolithic apps

> You really didn't invest a lot of time on basic research before you answered

Of course not.

I've only been doing this - Operating Systems and Compiler development - for 22+ years. What do I know, O Brave Anonymous Coward.

Teach me, All-Knowing Master.

The entire premise of TPM's article can be summarized as: Buzzword Soup. Not even the timeline is remotely correct.

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No more managing operating systems and monolithic apps

Yeah, Good Luck with that.

News at 11: your datacenter server is not your Android smartphone or iPhone. There are no "apps" on your server. Deal with it.

But go ahead and make your glossy slide deck promising just about anything. PHB will love it.

Your spacesuit ran into a problem and needs to restart

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Is it running Microsoft Spacesuit?

Maybe it needs to do an Online Update.

Asking for a friend.

Biden to Putin: Get your ransomware gangs under control and don’t you dare cyber-attack our infrastructure

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Re: It goes both ways

> What we never hear of is what the NSA is doing in Russia [ ... ]

You can always call them (NSA) and ask.

Dependable Debian is like a rock in a swirling gyre of 'move fast and break things', and version 11 is no different

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Re: Desktop is boring?

> I prefer being able to get work done [ ... ]

So ... someone who doesn't use Debian can't get any work done?

I beg to differ.

I never understood this semi-cult thing about Debian. That's it's so good and better than the others and somehow a cut above. Never really saw it in real life.

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Re: Desktop is boring?

> An example of an 'exciting' desktop OS is Windows 10.

The article is about Debian. Really, it is.

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Re: Desktop is boring?

> [ ... ] a little boring and behind the times on the desktop.

Understatement Of The Year.

Debian's Cinnamon desktop maintainer quits because he thinks KDE is better now

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> You are running a version of the Linux standard base (version 4.1) that was released in 2011.

I just told you I'm running Fedora 33.

Fedora 33 includes LSB 4.1. So? Good for them. They care about backwards compatibility and they don't arbitrarily remove older things just cuz they're not on the latest list of shiny.

Incidentally, RHEL8 also includes LSB 4.1. Please complain about that too. Not Shiny!

If you want to deal with RHEL 8 you can build Qt3 from source. Or check RPMFusion and EPEL see if they don't provide Qt3 for RHEL8.

Good luck with Solaris and Win32. I take it you can't let go of Solaris' amazing and unparalleled Desktop capabilities.

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> Linux Standard Base? Not only is Qt not part of that since Jessie, lsb-desktop only provides Qt4.

You're wrong.

I have Qt 3.5 installed through LSB Desktop on Fedora 33 right now:

#> uname -a

Linux xxxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 5.12.9-200.fc33.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Jun 3 13:55:31 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

#> rpm -ql redhat-lsb-desktop



[ ... ]





[ ... ]

#> dnf info '*qt3*'

Installed Packages

Name : qt3

Version : 3.3.8b

Release : 84.fc33

Architecture : x86_64

Size : 11 M

Source : qt3-3.3.8b-84.fc33.src.rpm

Repository : @System

From repo : fedora

Summary : The shared library for the Qt 3 GUI toolkit

Name : qt3-devel

Version : 3.3.8b

Release : 84.fc33

Architecture : x86_64

Size : 8.4 M

Source : qt3-3.3.8b-84.fc33.src.rpm

Repository : fedora

Summary : Development files for the Qt 3 GUI toolkit

URL : http://www.troll.no

License : QPL or GPLv2 or GPLv3

Description : The qt3-devel package contains the files necessary to develop

: applications using the Qt GUI toolkit: the header files, the Qt

: meta object compiler.

[ ... ]

You see Qt3 in that list? Yes? Good.

You can also install all the additional Qt3 sub-packages: qt3-designer, qt3-devel-docs, qt3-config, plus all the Qt3 ODBC stuff + database connection drivers. In short, the entire Qt3 distribution.

If Jessie doesn't provide these, switch to a better Linux distro.

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> Maintaining ancient KDE 3.5 era applications is very difficult compared to old Gtk2 and even Gtk 1 applications.

Not really. The only thing you have to do is install LSB Desktop and you get Qt 3.5 with its own moc.

It is with a heavy heart that we must tell you America's richest continue to pay not quite as much tax as you do

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Re: The obvious question is...

> are Trump's super secret tax records included?

They aren't, and I'd submit that doesn't even matter at this point, because Trump is under investigation for tax fraud and tax evasion. Criminal proceedings are under way.

What's interesting is how little Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Carl Icahn and the like pay in federal taxes. As in zero.

Bezos' lawyers and accountants finessed his tax returns so well, they made him qualify for child tax credit. Yes, you read that right: Bezos received money back from the IRS: In 2011, Bezos reported so little income that he qualified for — and claimed — a $4,000 child tax credit.

There are a lot of people out there who'd like to fire Jeff Bezos into space – but he's doing the honours himself

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Please aim for the Sun ...

... and apply excessive thrust.

Remember: Earth's escape velocity at the surface is >= 11.2km/sec.

Thank you.

Flying dildo poses a slap in the face for serious political debate

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I protest - strenuously - on First Amendment grounds!

I went to the website with the video, and I watched the video.

In the video, The Dildo is smudged out. One cannot see it. I could not see it.

This is political censorship! The Dildo should not have been smudged out.

I hereby assert that, in this country, Dildos are Protected Speech.

I plan on filing a Federal lawsuit on First Amendment grounds. If need be, I will pursue this matter to the Supreme Court Of The United States.

Stack Overflow acquired for $1.8bn by Prosus (no, me neither)

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Re: So...

> Buy it, charge for access and (maybe) profit?

To-be-followed-by: All code posted on Stack Overflow is henceforth Copyright © 2021 Prosus NV and Subsidiaries. All Rights Reserved.

Millennials, beware. Copying-and-Pasting Python code from Stack Overflow might get very expensive very soon.

Unfixable Apple M1 chip bug enables cross-process chatter, breaking OS security model

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Re: So what happened to "Intel Sucks!!! Apple's M1 FTW!!!"

> Possibly, but not because of this exploit. You're not distinguishing between "A malicious pair of cooperating processes" cooperatively passing data (as you would through IPC, temp file, etc) and a single hostile process reading the soul of the kernel.


- You are too ignorant to understand what you just wrote.

- You are too stupid to understand this vulnerability, or how privilege and address space separation work.

- You are arguing in bad faith.

Either way, you are a waste of my time.

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Re: So what happened to "Intel Sucks!!! Apple's M1 FTW!!!"

> This exploit doesn't obviously offer anything that can't already be accomplished better using the methods normally available to userland processes.


Can (hypothetical) userland pid_t 1538 read from some other (hypothetical) userland pid_t 7996's address space?

I'll answer that for you: no it can't and it shouldn't. That's what privilege separation enforces.

What M1's vulnerability does is: it tosses away this separation. Why don't you read the description of the vulnerability in the article, again:

"A malicious pair of cooperating processes may build a robust channel out of this two-bit state, by using a clock-and-data protocol (e.g. one side writes 1x to send data, the other side writes 00 to request the next bit)," explains Hector Martin, founder and project lead of Ashai Linux, in his vulnerability disclosure. "This allows the processes to exchange an arbitrary amount of data, bound only by CPU overhead."

Is this so difficult to understand?

Separate and disjoint processes that should normally share nothing can now read each other's data.

That is exactly what Spectre was all about - albeit by a less idiotic mechanism - and everyone freaked out about Spectre. But hey, when Apple does a much bigger idiocy of the same category, it's cool. Not problem, nothing to see, move along, everything's fine.

> Hey, that was you.

No that wasn't me. That was the ThomH fanboi: But nothing about this vulnerability makes Intel look good. Especially not in a world with AMD.

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Re: So what happened to "Intel Sucks!!! Apple's M1 FTW!!!"

> I think he's available on Twitter if you really want to argue with him.

I don't need to argue with the researcher. And I don't have a Twitter account.

What the Linux M1 port guy described about the vulnerability is sufficient and perfectly clear. And I am quite familiar with the AArch64 ISA to understand exactly what this vulnerability means in real life terms.

Anyone who claims that it doesn't matter, or that it can't be exploited, is full of BS.

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Re: So what happened to "Intel Sucks!!! Apple's M1 FTW!!!"

> Really, nobody's going to actually find a nefarious use for this flaw in practical circumstances.

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Right. Nobody's gonna do that. Because people are nice and they don't do this kind of stuff. And because no-one has any interest in exploiting this vulnerability. And because AppStore.

"A malicious pair of cooperating processes may build a robust channel out of this two-bit state, by using a clock-and-data protocol (e.g. one side writes 1x to send data, the other side writes 00 to request the next bit)," explains Hector Martin, founder and project lead of Ashai Linux, in his vulnerability disclosure. "This allows the processes to exchange an arbitrary amount of data, bound only by CPU overhead."

You seem to believe that those interested in exploiting this vulnerability are all just a bunch of amateur boobs.

From the looks of it, this looks worse than Intel's Spectre. At least Spectre can be mitigated by disabling SpecEx - at a significant performance cost. This M1 hole can't be mitigated.

Pull the other one, and leave Intel out of it. This has nothing to do with Intel.

Mandatory Disclaimer: I don't work at Intel.

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Re: So what happened to "Intel Sucks!!! Apple's M1 FTW!!!"

> [ ... ] and all other statements that nobody has ever actually uttered.

Oooooh, really?

I clearly remember many commentards here swooning over how amazing the M1 chip was, how it should be in servers and not just on laptops, how super-fantastic it will be now that we have a pointless Linux port to it, with a user-installed base of 9, and how the M1 doesn't suffer from all of Intel's leakage and exfiltration problems. Because Amazing and Secure M1 is. Woo-Hoo!

Yeah, turns out they swooned too soon. What a surprise.

Spin it away, mate. I'm aiming for at least five furious replies from you.

Oh, yeah, and it's a totally easy fix in the M2. You already know that.

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So what happened to "Intel Sucks!!! Apple's M1 FTW!!!"

Not so sure anymore?

Here's a few excuses to try out, see if they work:

- Yeah, but it can't be exploited.

- Yeah, but even if it's exploitable no-one has yet.

- Yeah, but transfer rate. Nobody wants to exfiltrate passwords or keys at 1MB/sec.

- Yeah, but it's Apple! Apple is flawless and magical!

AWS Free Tier, where's your spending limit? 'I thought I deleted everything but I have been charged $200'

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The Register has asked AWS why there is no spending caps on accounts.

Because that would run contrary to Jeff's wallet needs.

One simple rule to remember: AWS Free Tier is not free. It is designed to take your money.

Amazon is not a tech company. They don't give out freebies for researchers or developers. They are just a retailer.

Amazon puts an $8.5bn MGM in its shopping cart, clicks on checkout

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Re: disappointing quality of movies out of Hollywood

> [ ... ] Hollywood movies (in general) getting _BETTER_ because Bezos [ ... ]

Sadly, Amazon's original productions haven't impressed me much, so far. Even the new Borat I thought was kinda lame.

Maybe that's why Bezos is buying MGM. It's not just the franchise and the portfolio, he's also buying quite a bit of know-how.

There's something off about MGM being part of Amazon, though. At least to me.

Good (recent-ish) movie I'd recommend: The Gentlemen. Guy Ritchie film + Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Dockery, Charlie Hunnam, Jeremy Strong, Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant. I found it fun enough that I bought the digital version.

Nature is healing: Shhh. It's a lesser spotted Pi Bork nesting behind the bushes at IKEA

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That looks like Fädöra

From what I can read:

- Starting File System Check on /dev/disk/bla-bla-bla

- Starting Flash Journal to Persistent Storage ...

- Started Show Plymouth Boot Screen ...

[ ... ]

- Reached Target Local File System ...

[ ... ]

- Reached Target Network ...

And something about type journalctl -xb to view system logs ...

I see systemd is fully in control ...

Cloudflare stops offering to block LGBTQ webpages

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> Go to Google images. Switch off all content and age filters and search for "lesbians". Then do the same search for "women", then again for "men", then finally try "straight".

I did. I searched Google Images for all the words you enumerate above. All my Google search filters are disabled.

Not a single one of these word searches yielded images that could remotely be classified as "porn", or even remotely objectionable.

I do not consider a photograph of the LGBTQ rainbow flag to be "porn". Incidentally, that is one of the images that came up in large numbers when searching for the word "straight".

"lesbians" yielded a large number of images showing women couples. None of the images would qualify as "porn". Does a photograph of two women walking and holding hands qualify as "porn"? Many of the images weren't even photographs. Does a drawing of two hands around a stylized heart shape colored with the "rainbow" flag qualify as "porn"?

"women" yielded a large number of photographs showing ... women. Several images in this category were photographs of Gal Gadot in her role as Wonder Woman. Is that "porn"? One of the images was a NASA poster that read "Women at NASA". The background was a dark navy starry sky and the caption was printed in white. Is that "porn"?

"men" yielded a large number of photographs showing ... men. All of them were dressed. Some were playing football (American). Some others soccer or lacrosse. Some were adverts for eyeglasses or hairdos. Some others were adverts for suits or other kinds of clothing for men. Is that "porn"?

> [ ... ] statistically searching quite a few LGBTQ keywords will result in porn.

"men" is a LGBTQ keyword? How does that work, exactly?

Space Force's data must flow: Microsoft Azure and Ball Aerospace demo satellite to battlefield linkup

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a pic of what looks like non-combat personnel next to two armoured Hummers

I think these were supposed to depict combat personnel. As drawn by an untalented 12-year old.

- Woodland cammies have gone out of fashion with DOD in the late '90's. And they never were lime green to begin with. And I can't figure out what camo pattern that is. Doesn't look like any of the patterns I know of.

- Guy on the right with black t-shirt (big no-no black t-shirt is) seems to be wearing bell bottom trousers. Bell bottoms have never been big with the US Military.

Make my day: do show up for inspection wearing a black t-shirt and lime green bell bottoms camo trousers. Possibly with a boombox blasting Disco. I just wanna see the Staff Sergeant's face and neck go from red to purple in less than 15 seconds because of the yelling.

Faster Python: Mark Shannon, author of newly endorsed plan, speaks to The Register

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if you write your program in Python ...

[ I wouldn't, but I digress ...]

[ ... ] if you write your program in Python and you write one in C, you end up with probably a faster Python program because it's trivial to write it [ ... ]

I love the use of the word probably in this context.

Also: I've always found that writing something quick-and-dirty in a scripting interpreted language always yields the best performance possible. [/s]

Here's how likely it is that a program written in Python will be better performing than its C equivalent: about as likely as seeing twelve purple monkeys fly out of my ass singing a cappella Mozart's Queen of the Night aria.

1Password unsheathes Rusty key, hopes to unlock Linux Desktop world

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Re: Your Password Is Safe In The Cloud ...

> Your bank doesn't offer any online banking and doesn't have automated transactions with other banks?

US inter-bank transactions do not happen over some sort of Cloud.

Inter-bank transactions within the US are done through FedWire. Not on the open Internet. Doesn't run on Python on AWS.

International inter-bank transactions are done through SWIFT. Not Cloud.

Yes, my bank offers online access, bill payment service, the whole enchilada. Not on AWS or Google Cloud or any such other similar crap. They maintain their own infrastructure.

US banks have some very strict requirements when it comes to data security. They aren't willing to take the risk of spilling customers' financial data by using some general-purpose cloud provider.

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Re: Your Password Is Safe In The Cloud ...

> Your bank is effectively in the cloud [ ... ]

My bank is not in the Cloud. They actually make a Big Deal out of that. I'm sorry to hear yours is.

> [ ... ] along with tens of other repositories of sensitive information.

Which do get leaked or spilled, proving my initial point. Which is why I don't reuse passwords. Which is also why I rely on my browser's local storage to save passwords.

And your point was? That using a stupid, insecure, Cloud password management service is better because ... you now have a single point of failure for spilling all your passwords on the open Internet?



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