* Posts by Sudosu

117 posts • joined 18 May 2016


Darth Vader voice actor James Earl Jones allows AI to take over the role


Re: Awesome

respirator noise in background...

"You're credit is weak old man. Apply for the Disney Card today and get Disney points on every purchase"


Life imitating art?

"He's more machine now than man."

- Obi-Wan Kenobi

Internet Society recommends development of Solar-System-scale routing framework


So if you miss your communication target...

...it really brings a whole new meaning to packet loss.

Though I guess it could be recovered by another civilization, or even us if we get warp\fold\ftl\stargate\etc travel.

EU puts smart device manufacturers on the hook for cyber security


Re: Does that include TeleScreens?

So you will likely need to use a VPN to trick their servers to make them think that your Tv, which is in the UK, is in the UK.


Software fees to make up 10% of John Deere's revenues by 2030


John Deere

The new Sonos?

Your family farms are belong to us.

Voyager 1 data corrupted by onboard computer that 'stopped working years ago'


Re: Is Voyager becoming sentient in its old age?

As someone who has not been to the theater in ages, I would pay full fare to see either of those movies.


Old satellite yells at Oort cloud.


Re: 70's Tec

You may be able to get new transformers wound up to meet your needs...I think Edcor used to do that if they are still around.

Ubuntu Linux 18.04 systemd security patch breaks DNS in Microsoft Azure


Re: Remind me again?

It screws up your system like a champ.

Does that count as one thing?

BTW - Devuan is pretty decent and sh!tstormD free.

Google promises to adjust search algorithm to favor 'people-first content'


Re: What is this 'Google' you speak of?

I usually start with Duck-duck-go and if the results are a bit threadbare I add the !G at the end to push it out to Google...though I don't have to do it that often anymore.

This at least gives a bit of an option to avoid all the adverts.

There are some other switches too, though I only remember these .

!yt for YouTube

!w for Wikipedia

!M for Google maps


Re: A good start….

After a full contextual review of your search for bananas and a deep scouring of the entire internet we have found the results most relevant to your request.

It has been determined that what you really want is some toast.

-Talkie Toaster

AMD boasts of record sales, says 5nm Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 coming this quarter


Re: On the flip side...

Never too late for some good info :)

Yeah I think AMD might align better with how I upgrade my systems.

If I could buy a decent recent powerful chip for my Intel board, like I probably could if I had gone AMD, I would not have to upgrade the board (and possibly the RAM again) for at least a few more years.

AMD would give me a decent reprieve from building a whole new system, especially if I could overclock that new CPU and stretch it out even further, possibly with an upgraded GPU.

I hate to waste old perfectly functional stuff and most of my older desktops end up in my Proxmox farm...but I'd rather extend their life as a desktop for as long as possible first.


Re: On the flip side...

My last/current gaming PC is an Intel box that I built about 5\6 years ago.

I usually try to go for the best CPU\GPU I can afford and then maximize useful life of the machine by doing the following as performance issues arise.

-Buying faster RAM when the prices come down

-Overclocking the %#$^ out of everything possible (I know it reduces lifespan, but not within my window for upgrades)

-Upgrading the video card (hopefully for one good enough for my next build)

The sticking point ouf of all of this is that the motherboard architecture is my limiting factor for the Intel CPU's. I can only buy an i7 that may or may not overclock faster than my poor abused i5 (6600k running at 4.8Ghz)

For some reason I never realized that AMD motherboards tend to support reasonably long cycles of CPU's. I think if I had gone AMD last time I could still find some reasonably priced upgrade room on the CPU front with maybe just some BIOS updates.

Is that what your experiences with AMD boards are or am I misunderstanding their architecture cycles?

It's 2022 and there are still thousands of public systems using password-less VNC


I've seen things you people wouldn't believe

Critical SCADA management systems connected directly to the internet

Running on XP

With VNC and no passwords

All will be hacked, in time

World record for strongest steady magnetic field 'broken' by Chinese team


Re: 26.9 MW

I think the definition of fridge magnet is a bit loose.

Looks across the kitchen at the old DEW line radar system magnet stuck to the side of my fridge for no particular reason.

Its the one that my grandfather used on a rope to pick up tools he accidentally dropped into outboard motor testing\repair barrel,

Its one of those magnets you have to slide off the side of flat materials because you can't remove it by pulling on it.

AMD has a lot riding on its 5nm Ryzen 7000 CPUs. And so here begins the hype


The funny thing is, I have been building PC's for a long time and never really realized that AMD had such long support cycles for their platforms.

I think when my poor highly OC'd I5 6600k running at 4.8GHz (circa 2017ish) finally gets retired I'll switch to AMD again.

The CPU is my main bottleneck at this point and there are not many options to remedy that that are worth the cost.

With the AMD set up, in a few years, if I am hitting a wall I can just upgrade the CPU to something current and not the whole pile...or at least that seems to be the case.

Janet Jackson music video declared a cybersecurity exploit


Re: Resonant Feedback

I found that Blue Monday by New Order is the resonant frequency of the dishes in my kitchen cupboards.

On second thought I think it was more of a volume issue than resonance.

I should go test it again a few times just to confirm

Excel @ mentions approach general availability on the desktop


Re: Gerrof my lawn!

@ mentions are a great way of slagging off tasks on your coworkers in an off the cuff manner without asking them first.

Microsoft's Secure Boot fix sends some PCs into BitLocker Recovery


Microsoft, protecting us from "untrusted" software....something something irony.

'I wonder what this cable does': How to tell thicknet from a thickhead


The thought of having to hunt for rogue DHCP servers still makes my eye twitch.

"Oh we just needed some extra ports and this was cheaper than getting cables run"

Post-quantum crypto cracked in an hour with one core of an ancient Xeon


Re: Supersingular Isogeny Key Encapsulation


I paid for it, that makes it mine. Doesn’t it? No – and it never did


Re: One Ring to rule them all ...

Binge and Burn.

Streaming services rely on you never bothering to go through the process to cancel their product. This is similar to your local monthly recurring gym membership that you never use (admit it, you never go and never will). because the costs are "not thaaaat high" and your time is valuable.

Essentially, with Binge and Burn, you use a prepaid credit card and a disposable email, watch your fill for a month (or two depnding how much you put on the card) and then walk away and do another service.

Repeat as necessary when interesting content shows up on each platform

This practice is becoming a big concern for these providers as they depend on customer laziness to keep the profits rolling in.


Re: Physical media is still the best

Spinning rust with ZFS to prevent bitrot...and in read only mode until you want to SFTP up your latest and greatest acquisitions for backup to reduce the attack surface slightly.

Oh and at least 2 offline backups stored at the inlaws place.

I'm not paranoid. I'm experienced.

All the original media is in boxes in the storage space decaying at its own pace...other than the vinyl, but that's another story.

There is a path to replace TCP in the datacenter


Re: Translation.

It worked much better for Starcraft when playing head to head back in the day.

Engineers on the brink of extinction threaten entire tech ecosystems


It is interesting that you mention the repair side dying.

My nearly retired Electronics Engineering Technician instructor in the early 90's despaired that TV repair was turning into just replacing circuit boards.

It has gone so much further than that now as you note.

Thousands of websites run buggy WordPress plugin that allows complete takeover


Nothing worse

than a half-baked plugin.

I'll get my coat...

Windows Network File System flaw results in arbitrary code execution as SYSTEM


Re: I used Windows NFS

I generally use Community OmniOS with Napp-it for NFS.

It is pretty rock solid, I still have one running the ancient commercial version which has not been rebooted in several years as an NFS host for around 30VMs.

The only issue is if you have strange\new devices on the system you want to install on, sometimes they won't work, or work correctly.

CP/M's open-source status clarified after 21 years


Re: The title is no longer required.

I still have mine somewhere, though it was acquired as more of an upgrade to my trusty C64

I never really knew what to do back then when switched to CP/M mode, might have to dig it out.

FYI: BMW puts heated seats, other features behind paywall


Re: Raise the Jolly Roger!

My "new" car that I bought in 2019 was made in 2003 and had 380,000kms on it.

The previous owner poured more than it was worth into it including a new diesel motor that only had 30,000kms on it by the time I got it so it should be good for another 20 years or so.

It ain't pretty, but neither am I.

This replaced my 1991 truck that became a bit unreliable after 400,000kms. I bought it in 1998 still have it and plan to fix it up for use at the cabin until it turns to powder.

My older car was made in 1973 with unknown miles due to a 5 digit speedometer has 500hp and I can rebuild the motor in a weekend if I had to for about a 2-3 months worth of new car payments.


Re: Raise the Jolly Roger!

Some of us like a challenge...

Canadian ISP Rogers falls over for hours, takes out broadband, cable, cellphones


Re: Don't you love their way of communicating?

Ah yes, good ole RFC1149

A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers


With addendum RFC2549 for important workloads

IP over Avian Carriers with Quality of Service


Systemd supremo Lennart Poettering leaves Red Hat for Microsoft


Perfect Fit

Maybe Microsoft is where he really belonged all along...

Rufus and ExplorerPatcher: Tools to remove Windows 11 TPM pain and more


Re: Just goes to show..

Ah yes, the good old days when End User Computing was a support team and not Microsoft's vision statement.

Sick of Windows but can't afford a Mac? Consult our cynic's guide to desktop Linux


Re: Not be happy ... to reinstall my OS from scratch every year or two

"The sandboxing provided with VM's is great for security, malware protection, ad blocking and obfuscation, and general disposability should there be a problem."

That is why I run Qubes on my "work" laptop. I was going to try a Debian with Proxmox build to do this but Qubes covered most of what I was looking to do well enough that I have stuck with it since early 2019.

I can set up isolated VM's for each client and use disposable ones for things like online banking etc.

If your paranoia level is over 9000 you can run Whonix\Tor guests for browsing. If I was a journalist I think it would be my choice of OS for dealing with sources etc. Nothing is perfectly safe, but some risks can be mitigated.

It took a bit of getting used to at first, but now I miss the features when on my other machines.

It can run MS (server) guests reasonably well, other than some hardware pass through (sound) that were not really required anyway.

Still have a seperate Windows machine for gaming though. :)

VMware customers have watched Broadcom's acquisitions and don't like what they see


Re: Plan B

I moved my small "test" environment to Proxmox when I decided I didn't want to pay the ESXi tax for doing backups.

That was quite a few years back and I am still very happy with the product.

Not sure how it would work mega-scale, but the base technologies are very mature.

Voyager 1 space probe producing ‘anomalous telemetry data’


Re: "Thats odd"

Nah, the simulation infrastructure will just work imperceptibly harder to provision more transversable space.


Re: "expected life span"

It will probably show up on Discogs in the late 2500s after someone retrieves it.

114 billion transistors, one big meh. Apple's M1 Ultra wake-up call


The "fastest" machine I ever remember playing with was a P90 at the computer store, with Win95 or 98.

Its response was "instant" you clicked on something (i.e. Word) and it was open before you lifted your finger off the mouse button.

For some reason my modern decently high spec windows machines never feel that fast.


I still have my E8500 with an SSD repurposed to a living room gaming machine and it works well enough for me on most of my games other than current AAA shooters.

ASML CEO: Industrial conglomerate buying washing machines to rip out semiconductors


Shucking Washing Machines

instead of hard drives

IoT biz Insteon goes silent, smart home gear plays dumb


Re: IoT is dumb…

I use mine primarily for my engine block heaters in the winter.

That way I can manually start warming the block up an hour or so before I go out and abuse my car battery trying to turn the engine over in a bath of something equivalent to consistency of refrigerated corn syrup.


Re: I'll allow myself a smug grin

That is precisely why I chose the Vera platform years ago as well.

Every other management device at the time, at least the main ones I found, required access to the vendor's servers to function in any capacity.

My poor Vector robot on the other hand...

OpenZFS 2.1.3 bugfix brings compatibility with Linux 5.16


Re: We're absolutely firm on this

Check out Netapp, they are a fairly popular vendor that uses ZFS as their back end on their appliances....which I was completely unaware of until I was called in to help troubleshoot an issue at one of my larger clients.

The visit turned from "yea, now I have to learn yet another storage vendor technology." to "Hey, this is what I run at home for my media server NAS!!!" They all looked at my like I had two heads, but I got them fixed up and running in no time because I knew how it worked in the back end.

I've been running OmniOS Community ZFS for years (very happily I might add), after I switched from NexentaStor to the OmniTI version.

Missouri governor demands prosecution of reporter for 'decoding HTML source code' and reporting a data breach


Re: Dare I admit to the govenor ...

Which you can now install from the Microsoft Store onto your un-manged Windows 10 work computer.

Windows XP@20: From the killer of ME to banging out patches for yet another vulnerability


I always found that with NT4 (both server and workstation) I had to do a few installs on a hardware platform to get one that worked correctly,

I would then image the good install and use it as my install for other machines, or reinstall on the same one.

BOFH: You'll find there's a company asset tag right here, underneath the monstrously heavy arcade machine



I wonder what they would think of this guy in an office setting (he does actually know what he is doing at lest)


Florida man might just stick it to HP for injecting sneaky DRM update into his printers that rejected non-HP ink


Not always more expensive

I bought a small Brother Laser in 2006 (I put stickers on the side to track how old my stuff is) for my small business for about $60CDN.

It has printed literally boxes of paper in that time and I've only had to replace the cartridge once or twice (at about $80CDN) each time. Sometimes you can just shake the cartridge and get another six months out of it.

I am sure i could get it filled for cheap too if I shopped around.

Boffins find if you torture AMD Zen+, Zen 2 CPUs enough, they are vulnerable to Meltdown-like attack


Whenever I see the word meltdown...

...this springs to mind.

"What's an 'eltdown?" - Homer

The web was done right the first time. An ancient 3D banana shows Microsoft does a lot right, too


Re: Would need a 32-bit Windows?

The word thunking always gave me a visual mental picture of bopping an underling on the head with a big mallet to make them do a task.

Video of thunking in action (well at least my take)




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