* Posts by joma0711

23 publicly visible posts • joined 29 Nov 2016

China launches first module of new, crewed, Tiangong-3 space station


Re: travel between space stations

Soyuz t15 crew ferried equipment from Salyut 7 to Mir, I think this is the only time it’s been done so far.

BBC makes switch to AWS, serverless for new website architecture, observers grumble about the HTML


Re: WebCore?

Made me smile, played it again last night as a result of reading this :)

Oracle starts to lose patience with Solaris holdouts


Re: Left for Red Hat when Oracle bought Sun

Not just me who still remembers advfs fondly then :)

Mind the airgap: Why nothing focuses the mind like a bit of tech antiquing


Excellent article - thank you :)

The plane, it's 'splained, falls mainly without the brain: We chat to boffins who've found a way to disrupt landings using off-the-shelf radio kit


Re: This sort of thing went on in WW II

"Most Secret War" - Second hand copy purchased and on its way, thanks for the tip :-)

Attention all British .eu owners: Buy dotcom domains and prepare to sue, says UK govt


Wow, it's almost...

...a perfect summary of the clusterfuck that is Brexit as a whole (whatever your views on leave or not, the way it is being managed it just as bad).

A web where the user has complete control of their data? Sounds Solid, Tim Berners-Lee


Re: "That's an argument that doesn't address the problems with the EME"

drm has caused me grief many times - from not being able to make digital copies of music i own the copyright to (SCMS anyone?), to not being able to play my bluray on my DVI monitor. Reducing my sound quality (all the analogue anti copying methods ever proposed to stop cassettes recording LPs). additional software required in players, that doesn't always work properly. i'm sure others here have similar tales.

Now that's a dodgy Giza: Eggheads claim Great Pyramid can focus electromagnetic waves


Re: Whenever I see Giorgio Tsoukalos' stupid haircut

No getting away from it - Stargate was by far the best TV Sci-fi show.

Note, this includes all-round-entertainment, as well as back story coolness, though it has plenty of that too) :-)

Oldest swinger in town, Slackware, notches up a quarter of a century


atari MiNT anyone?

...on a 16MHz STE was my first unix like, then yadgdgradgdgssil or whatever it was called for a while, before settling on red hat (5, i think). wondering if i made the wrong choice in these heady systemd days ;-)

am going to try slackware for the first time ever this weekend, see what i've been missing :-)

CIMON says: Say hello to your new AI pal-bot, space station 'nauts


One reason alone for testing aboard the ISS...

...so it can float, y'know, just like _all_ AI assistant type things do in the movies, wherever they are.

Of course, in "real life" (or what passes for it these days) the only place they can readily do this is in micro-gravity.

Seems a poor reason to harass the ISS crew with it though.

Stern Vint Cerf blasts techies for lackluster worldwide IPv6 adoption


Re: IPv6 Fail

"3) Next time, make sure the engineers get prime role, rather than academics, the corporate lawyers etc, who were sent to IPv6 standards committees"

Yes, exactly that :-)

Trump’s new ZTE tweet trumps old ZTE tweets that trumped his first ZTE tweet


Re: "Everyone is allowed to make a mistake"

Sadly, I think much of his obvious hatred for Obama stems from this moment:


Not defending Trump at all, I personally think he's a dreadful person.

High-end router flinger DrayTek admits to zero day in bunch of Vigor kit


Had a couple of their routers and modems for a few years now. Quirky interface, and a lot of the features feel bolt-on rather than having a logically designed feature set, nevertheless they have been very reliable, and the newer ones (not based on DD-WRT, I believe) reboot VERY quickly, a bonus on a busy network (albeit home).

The only duff one was the Vigor 120 modem (issues much documented elsewhere).

First time I've been notified of a zero day, and was nice to be directly notified too.

Double the cost of regular home routers indeed, but has been well worth it.

(No I don't work for them, but I do appreciate their kit).

You love Systemd – you just don't know it yet, wink Red Hat bods


Re: Fudging the start-up and restoring eth0

Yes. Exactly that. I am, at least, pleased to know that it's not just me being crap, but a genuine issue others have met too and ended up using rc.local (once I've noticed it is not executable ffs) to restart those network servers. Only around 10 VLANs here, and yet a "sleep 4" or even more is needed before restarting them.

I could rant, but I won't.

Intrigued by another post suggesting it is all part of an evil M$ plan. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, so I'm choosing not to go down that rabbit hole, makes you wonder though...

How long can this go on?

If you're a Fedora fanboi, this latest release might break your heart a little


Re: The Mate spin

Indeed - I prefer Cinnamon, but only just,m the last time I downloaded a mate spin it was pretty good too :-)

What is it with Gnome 3? Are they _really_ still trying to follow the Win8.1 paradigm?

Brexit in spaaaace! At T-1 year and counting: UK politicos ponder impact


Didn't I read on the Reg a couple of years ago about how the iPhone (or it's touchscreen at least) could have been developed in the UK, but was stymied by Government/quango not understanding the requests?

You GNOME it: Windows and Apple devs get a compelling reason to turn to Linux


I have to say I only moved permanently to linux desktop (having been a linux server wrangler for a decade or so) when i found the cinammon and mate desktops. Thank you Mint project :-)

custom centos build for sure, but cinnamon on hardware and mate on interactive VMs every time. I look at gnome every few months, but it still looks like a poor win 8.1 shell clone to me...

Crashed RadioShack flogs off its IPv4 stash


"...It's only untenable to profit mongers who want to make money out of a community asset."

Indeed. Sadly, looking at recent and current governments in the UK (and doubtless elsewhere), that seems to be the (modern?) way...

Britain's warhead-watcher to simulate Trident nukes with Atos supercomputer


Re: do we really need to simulate this?

Doesn't Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle have something to (uncertainly) say about that?

Qualcomm names its Windows 10 ARM PC partners


But will it...

...run Linux?

(Excuse the obvious comment)

Amazon's Alexa is worst receptionist ever: Crazy exes, stalkers' calls put through automatically


Keeping the details of "crazy Ex" in your phone allows you to know when they are calling. Delete the contact, you don't know who is ringing until you pick up.

Google's Chromecast Audio busted BT home routers – now it has a fix



Draytek 2860s (used to?) crash repeatedly, but only when Apple Devices (Bonjour noisiness), or a Plex server (GDM noisiness), were on the LAN. Both flavours of mDNS I believe. I'm guessing there may be something similar going on here.

I don't think Draytek ever fixed it - I complained to them so long and loud, with packet traces etc. etc. that they swapped me to a 2925 instead which didn't do it.