* Posts by EvadingGrid

32 publicly visible posts • joined 3 Apr 2016

Ubuntu 17.10 pulled: Linux OS knackers laptop BIOSes, Intel kernel driver fingered


How did this escape TESTING ?

Answer : Ubuntu is not Gentoo, or BSD....

The award for worst ISP goes to... it starts with Talk and ends with Talk


Re: Skie

Sky . . . .

Its not a full and complete internet connection, they block ports, shape traffic, and decide what you can or can not do with your internet connection.


Re: Zen

Zen's Tech support is very good.

They will lift the block on the e-mail port if you ask.

They do not force you to use an insecure e-mail server, like say Sky

They will give you a static ip if you ask.

They do not think running apache at home is a semi-crimminal act. If you read the small print on the big name ISP, they restrict ports and services.


Re: Sky

Minor technical port, do not give you a complete internet connection, they port block for starters.

That CIA exploit list in full: The good, the bad, and the very ugly


Re: That CIA exploit list in full?

This is what happens when you rely on reporting, instead of looking for yourself. Most of the Linux docs are instructions for n00b windows gurus to do simple stuff using Linux. The only exploits I've found so far assume the user is to thick to look in /var/log or notice the mysterious extra .config file.... RTFwikileaks.

Facebook hires Hillary Clinton to lead assault on fake news*


Just do a search for anyone quoting "Syrian Observatory for Human Rights"

BBC detector vans are back to spy on your home Wi-Fi – if you can believe it


The original detector vans had aerials made out of W O O D . . .

They are now claiming to reuse that technology to detect iPlayer . . . . .

Londoner jailed after refusing to unlock his mobile phones


Re: Hmm

Having lived and worked in both countries, it depends exactly on who you are, and what you wish to do, as to which country has more freedom. It also depends on where you live, Glasgow can be a lot more dangerous than a rural town in a fly-over state. Get sick, loose your job and america can be one big prison. It really depends on individual circumstances. The thing both countries have in common, is that Freedom is under constant attack by a campaigning elite using proxies.

You think Donald Trump is insecure? Check out his online store


Oh yes they did - TRY IT --> https://shop.donaldjtrump.com/

Also try https://theregister.co.uk


Re: "In this small victory, it was El Reg wot won it."

LOL - meanwhile, if anybody actually bothered to try https://shop.donaldjtrump.com/ . . . .

How to upgrade cities to 40Gbps broadband without replacing today's fiber network


Roll it out now !

By 2040, computers will need more electricity than the world can generate


Re: No, it just means the end of the desktop pc

What I mean is instead of one x86 computer, we will have a grid of many tiny low power devices . Count how many devices you have in the house that have a chip, and then think IoT as Cluster.


NO - it means the end of x86 style processors

Over clocked, over here, and over due for the museum


Has anyone worked out that this article really only applies to variations of IBM Clone PC ?


Re: No, it just means the end of the desktop pc

Running out of electric only applies to the over clocked IBM Clones.


No, it just means the end of the desktop pc

No it just means the end of single desktop pc built around one chip, and the migration has started with multi core processors.

The power will increase because instead of a computer, people will use a collection of machines networked utilizing anything that has a processor and connect to the network.

You will still have something looking like a desktop, but it will be a terminal to act as the controlling node on your cluster.

At present the limitation is the software, dirt cheap hardware such as the ubiquitous raspberry already exist.

Fujitsu picks 64-bit ARM for Japan's monster 1,000-PFLOPS super


SIMD instructions

When they kick in, they really make a big difference - that is how come tablets and phones can do what they do so well.


Wintel penal colony

Innovation is encouraged in ARM world, unlike Wintel Penal Colony.

Tor torpedoed! Tesco Bank app won't run with privacy tool installed


User or Admin

Its interesting to see the majority of comments are from outraged dumb phone users.

Those who run serious servers, that under constant attack, seem to be largely absent from the comments.

Wales gives anti-vaping Blockleiters a Big Red Panic Button



Hospitals profit from selling the poisonous in vending machines. Are they going to ban aspartane, fructous syrup and MSG ~ or is this all fashion based rather than reasoned actions.

Now Google backs everyone's favorite trade pact: The TPP


TPP is not legal

TPP is not legal.

That should be common sense, negotiated in secret, secret courts, its illegal.

Your next server will be a box full of connected stuff, not a server


Why not ARM powered servers, as they consume way less power, produce less heat, and most important of all - many not few can manufacture and tweak the design.

Google reveals the Chromium OS it uses to run its own containers


Gentoo, which means "no systemd"

Work begins on Russian rival to Android


The Diff

In Russia mass surveillance is categorically illegal, in America its declared by the press that Ed Snowdon was the traitor. Having actually the 4th Amendment, its clear to me that the Western Press has managed to position itself as less trust worthy than Russian State Media. To complete the picture, Ed Snowdon has to hide in Russia, of all places.

Its not that Russia is suddenly not corrupt, or gained saint hood.. Its that the western media is an utter disgrace.

Big Pharma wrote EU anti-vaping diktat, claims Tory ex-MEP


EU super state strikes again . . . and BREXIT will be cancelled by the "postal vote".

US Military Intelligence report "EW-Pa 128" (1944) other wise known as "The Red House Report". The Nazis planned a 4th Reich as an Economic entity, European economic and political integration.

Of course many people will click the down arrow, assuming I'm some sort of crank. But my aim is not to win a popularity competition, but simply to caution people as politicians and the press are not reliable trustworthy sources.

Linux Mint to go DIY for multimedia


The bigger issue is that it will be forced into adopting SystemD . . .

If Mint choose of its own free will to ship SystemD, that would be fine by me. Its the draconian forced adoption that raises the hairs on the back of my neck.

Linux greybeards release beta of systemd-free Debian fork


One Man Distro !

If you are like me, and cook your own tiny micro distro - and by that I mean actually compile your own base system, not just re-brand some body else’s work . . . take a wild guess at how enthused people like me are about the pointless extra work load of dealing with system-d . . .

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS arrives today complete with forbidden ZFS


Re: Priorities?

No !

Replacing old with new does not automatically mean better.

BOFH: If you liked it then you should've put the internet in it


IoT is just a bad idea

PC market shambling towards an unquiet grave


I want a "Raspberry PC" ~ something that does not need a 500W power supply, or sound like a jet engine on take off . . . and I dont want a huge crate on my desktop when I can have a little box. I'm carefully watching things like the Odriod-C2 and the declining PC sales market. I'm also drooling over the hardware acceleration possible with tech like NEON.

Microsoft lures top Linux exec from Oracle to Redmond


Secret Plan

The "Secret Plan" is to copy others and make an OS with Linux/Unix underneath and a Proprietary Desktop on top.

Be Very Afraid.