* Posts by Throatwarbler Mangrove

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Devuan Beowulf 3.0 release continues to resist the Debian fork's Grendel – systemd

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Re: "It solves a problem that people have."

Virtually all criticism I can find is criticism of systemd. The only consistent criticism I can find of sysvinit is that it doesn't support hot-plug devices, which seems like a solvable problem.

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All I want . . .

. . . is a Linux distro which combines the efficiency of systemd with the beautiful user interface of Windows 10, possibly including the new Snap package manager from Canonical.

Talk about a control plane... US Air Force says upcoming B-21 stealth bomber will use Kubernetes

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Terminator

Raider?! Really!?

Is it going to be AI-powered and have a glowing red eye in front?

Office supplies biz owned by UK council shrugs off ransomware demand for 102 Bitcoin

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There very well may be backups. Unfortunately, there are at least a few problems:

1) How far has the malware infiltrated the company's systems? If they can't answer that, then undertaking the recovery process may be a vain effort, since the malware may just spread again to the recovered systems.

2) How long was the malware in the network before it triggered? If the company does know that, recovery from backup may also restore the malware.

3) How much control do the malware writers have over the infected machines? What access do the technical staff currently have?

4) Depending on how deeply the malware has spread, the company may actually need to wipe and bare-metal recover a number of systems, possibly including the backup servers themselves. BMR is not usually a trivial process, unfortunately.

If it's a really bad incursion, the company may still be diagnosing the problem, and backups are only a part of the recovery strategy.

Tech set responds in wake of American protests, police violence and civil unrest

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Re: The next step...

"You can't simply "lend" them to another cause"

It depends what the basis of the lobbyist's authority is. If the lobbyist is a technical expert, sure, that expertise is non-transferable. If the lobbyist is good buddies with a politician or is just a conduit for unmarked suspiciously-plump envelopes, then I can see no reason that such an individual could not be loaned out.

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Re: The next step...

Just in case you weren't paying attention, corporations are people in the United States. If corporations want the protections of legally being people, it makes sense that we would hold them as accountable for their moral and ethical choices as we do real humans. QED.

In re: defeating fascism, we seem like we're at the risk of ushering it back in. Hopefully sanity prevails.

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Hey, thanks for joining The Register forums just to spread your racist tripe! Let's see how long you last.

Nice wallpaper you've got there. It would be a shame if it bricked your phone

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Pics or it didn't happen

n/t

Guess who came thiiis close to signing off a €102k annual budget? Austria. Someone omitted 'figures in millions'

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Linear gallon

After 30 years of searching, astroboffins finally detect the universe's 'missing matter' – using fast radio bursts

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Re: Missing Matter?

"extremely conservative assumptions" == "God did it. Sorted."

It's not every day the NSA publicly warns of attacks by Kremlin hackers – so take this critical Exim flaw seriously

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Re: All Things Decline

I dare you to say that to their face.

'I wrote Task Manager': Ex-Microsoft programmer Dave Plummer spills the beans

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NT vs 9x

I remember whacking an errant process in NT 4 Workstation using the Task Manager and hearing the expression of awe from a cow-orker who was used to using Windows 9x and its lamentable process control.

Hooray! It's IT Day! Let's hear it for the lukewarm mugs of dirty water that everyone seems to like so much

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Re: I'm with you

Primarily, I am referring to the coffee I make at home, which takes three Englishmen and a strong bulldog just to look at.

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I'm with you

Tea is for people who can't handle the intensity of coffee and/or who have a moral objection to things which are enjoyable. You know, the English.

You can't have it both ways: Anti-coronavirus masks may thwart our creepy face-recog cameras, London cops admit

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Re: A solution occurs to me

Username checks out.

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"That and I don't like being ORDERED to do things that are unnecessary and/or inconvenient."

This is the only thing that you posted that's true. Basically, you're a four-year-old in an adult suit.

Meteorite's tiny secrets reveal Solar System's sodium-rich, alkaline liquid past – a clue to formation of life

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Re: So, perhaps the Drake equation...

The real Drake equation.

Total Eclipse to depart: Open-source software foundation is hopping the pond to Europe

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Re: COMMUNISM!

Shit, you've found my alt.

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Re: "communist socialist Silicon Valley"

Presumably satire, albeit not as nuanced and subtle as mine, obviously.

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COMMUNISM!

This is all happening because of the SOCIALIST INFLUENCE on OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS! OF COURSE the Eclipse Foundation would want to move to Brussels because THEY'RE ALL A BUNCH OF NAZIS (yes, that's the same thing as Communism: IT'S IN THE NAME). Red-blooded Americans will continue to PLEDGE THEIR FEALTY to gigantic corporations such as Microsoft and Google (but not AMAZON because Bezos is A COMMIE LIKE TRUMP SAYS). IT'S THE AMERICAN WAY!

We maintained or increased IT spending, say seven-in-ten pros, execs polled mid-crisis. PS: We love Microsoft most

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Got my popcorn . . .

. . . I'll just sit back and watch the Microsoft Hate Thread unfold below.

IBM to GTS staff: Not volunteering to leave with a redundo cheque? We'll give you a helping hand

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Re: So, Covid 19,..

You could <choke> use <giggle> Sametime. It's just <chortle> as good as Teams<guffaw>.

<Uncontrolled laughter>

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you

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Windows

How about "Redmond Blue Screen Factory"?

'A' is for ad money oddly gone missing: Probe finds middlemen siphon off half of online advertising spend

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That's a shame ...

Not.

There's a black hole lurking within 1,000 light years of Earth – and you can see stars circling it with the naked eye

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Childcatcher

Re: Starman on his way...?

And then what comes out? WHAT COMES OUT!?

Baby Diesel? Little d'Artagnan? There is another child of Musk in the world

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Re: X Æ A-12

Raymond Luxury Yacht

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Iain, in honor of you know who . . .

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Paris Hilton

Wow, I'm curious to know the nature of that particular series of posts. I've seldom seen the mods rip out most of a thread like that.

'VPs shouldn't go publicly rogue'... XML co-author Tim Bray quits AWS after Amazon fires COVID-19 whistleblowers

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Re: Good for him!

Yes, yes, capitalist bootlickers. Downvote away! It's also worth noting that Bray resigned on International Workers' Day. Coincidence . . . possibly, but an excellent one!

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Good for him!

Hopefully this will add some publicity to Amazon's ongoing poor treatment of their workforce, and maybe Bray will use some of his newfound free time to help the workers unionize.

Latvian drone wrests control from human overlords and shuts down entire nation's skies

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Black Helicopters

Sounds like a job for Airwolf

Quick, someone call Jan-Michael Vincent and Ernest Borgnine!

Ride now, ride! Ride for ruin and the world's ending! Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is here at last! Kind of

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Awesome!

Now do Walking Simulator.

Browse mode: We're not goofing off on the Sidebar of Shame and online shopping sites, says UK's Ministry of Defence

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Re: Amazon

Better prices?

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Re: Amazon.com not the same as Amazon.co.uk

no1curr

Aussie immunology legend consults Twitter for his local off-licence opening hours

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It's better to face life drunk?

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Re: Drums away.

Well, great . . . now I really want a cask of Scotch!

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55 gallon drum of single-malt Scotch

*waits*

Cosmo Communicator: Phone-laptop hybrid is neat, if niche, tilt at portable productivity

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Ah yes, the Astro Glide . . . it's supposed to be quite slick.

We're in a timeline where Dettol maker has to beg folks not to inject cleaning fluid into their veins. Thanks, Trump

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WTF?

Re: "Orange Man Bad!"

IT IS ON YOUTUBE. IT WAS BROADCAST LIVE. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WITNESSED IT. HOW FUCKING STUPID ARE YOU?!

Sorry for the shouting, guys. I just . . . I can't anymore. Being this willfully stupid and ignorant should have more profound and rapid evolutionary consequences. Or it should hurt. A lot.

Forget tabs – the new war is commas versus spaces: Web heads urged by browser devs to embrace modern CSS

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Does the new standard support squant or fuligin? If not, spec is worthless.

Mine's the one that's darker than black, thanks.

Microsoft 365 invites users to 'Ask Me Anything' – as long as it doesn't require a clued-up exec to deliver clear answers

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Thanks for your valuable contribution. 4chan is thataway (Slashdot is also acceptable) ----->

VMware finally delivers its K8s and vSphere combo

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Re: DevOps

I was going to make some lame joke about how that's my lineage of Alsacian nobility, and now I have the Pink Panther theme stuck in my head.

When you get it, you'll hate me. You're welcome.

GrubHub, DoorDash, Postmates and Uber Eats sued by hangry, overcharged coronavirus customers

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Uh oh

Asked about the situation and the risk of supply lines being cut or narrowed at a press conference on Tuesday, President Trump reassured the nation by noting: “We’re going to be very strong on food supply.”

Oh, shit. Time to stock up on firearms and prepare to eat the cats.

April 2020 and – rest assured – your Windows PC can still be pwned by something so innocuous as an unruly font

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Re: An attacker could also embed an ActiveX control marked 'safe for initialization'

I once asserted that bob's programming would be more convincing someday. Unfortunately, that day appears to be somewhere in the future with quantum computing and fusion energy.

Why is ransomware still a thing? One-in-three polled netizens say they would cave to extortion demands

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Re: The #1 Rule Of Computing

Oh good, this thread again: look at me, everyone, my penis is soooooo huge because I know how to use a computer!

Would we suggest that someone not own a car because vandals like to break into it, steal, and trash it? The computer industry is rife with victim-blaming. Maybe what we should do is put more resources into finding and punishing the miscreants rather the crapping on their victims.

Internet use up 40 per cent in San Francisco Bay Area – but you know what’s even higher? Yep, alcohol, weed use

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Re: Dont pass that spiff cause it is tainted with spit.

Apparently the consumption of edibles has gone up significantly. In any case, if you're not leaving the house, the only people you'd be passing with are presumably members of your own household, who might otherwise accuse you of extreme bogarting.

Microsoft staff giggle beneath the weight of a 52,000-person Reply-All email storm

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Re: Read Receipt

In fairness, it was Notes . . . it would probably have crashed anyway.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, health secretary Matt Hancock both test positive for COVID-19 coronavirus

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Re: Meanwhile

Warmtwinge?

PC owners borg into the most powerful computer the world has ever known – all in the search for coronavirus cure

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Re: Academics

-1, Troll

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Re: When you say spare cycles...

I'm running it (Folding @Home) at Medium, and my system isn't cranking too hard. When I ran BOINC, all the fans were blowing at full speed.

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