* Posts by Jaap Aap

59 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Jun 2017


Tab minimalists look away: Vivaldi introduces two-level tab stacks

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Re: Reminds me manual razors

Double edged safety razor for me. Blades are cheap, and it works so much better for me. Can't recommend it enough if you have trouble with gillette subsonic 5 or similar.

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Re: Some people

757 tabs right now.

Cisco intros desktop switches, one with USB-C to power your laptop

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Shouldn't you be able to power a laptop from PoE too?

You would expect a qualified electrician to wire a building to spec, right? Trust... but verify

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Re: You would expect a qualified electrician to wire a building to spec, right?

A looong time ago we had the following in the Netherlands: green is phase, red is neutral and earth? uhh, I'm not sure it was around then at all. Using green for phase was not the wisest thing to do.

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Re: You would expect a qualified electrician to wire a building to spec, right?

Not per se, protective earth and earth leakage detection are seperate protections. I'm not up to spec, but I think the second sparky is right.

Fedora's Chromium maintainer suggests switching to Firefox as Google yanks features in favour of Chrome

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Re: Good riddance

Netflix? You might be able to find it here: https://chromium.woolyss.com/

I just install the widevine drm components and leave it at that. (don't have a netflix account)

Buggy chkdsk in Windows update that caused boot failures and damaged file systems has been fixed

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Re: re: If you run a windows "server" it will always be a pain.

I said it will be a pain without ipmi. If you do not have console access remotely and have to schlep a monitor to the server each time something is not working properly, it really sucks. Especially when using an older desktop that has been commited to server duty.

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If you run a windows "server" without any ipmi or other out of band management, it will always be a pain. Get some Linux or BSD experience and run that. And/or get a decent motherboard and some nice ECC memory. A good chassis with some hotswap drives is also nice. Don't become the idiot I was.

'Best tech employer of the year' threatened trainee with £15k penalty fee for quitting to look after his sick mum

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Where would you go then? (serious question)

Rocky Linux is go: CentOS founder's new project aims to be 100% compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Of course almost everybody is going to switch away from CentOS, or whatever.

Red Hat does not seem to understand that they need to provide a valuable service to their customers. If you discern yourself that way people will notice.

I've had some dealings with "service" providers, you would never call them unless you were drunk and didn't care any more, because they would always talk nonsense. Compare that to a customer experience where you feel pampered, because you did not have to explain your problem thrice, the service provider believed you, and provided a correct answer. And the service provider saved you days of looking for a solution.

I was going to make a good point of this, but I'm at seven pints.

Meltdown The Sequel strikes Intel chips – and full mitigation against data-meddling LVI flaw will slash performance

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Re: One day, not to far in the future,

Yes there is something to disable last access time in windows:

"%SystemRoot%\system32\fsutil.exe" behavior set DisableLastAccess 1

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

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"The B-21 is expected to fly in 2025", and when it is expected to go into service, 2065?

And what do they expect the cost per unit to be? You can probably multiply that at least by 10.

Talk to me: The new Windows Insider boss speaks as the gang fixes Fast Ring reliability

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The term "flagship" when it comes to microsoft seems to be a little bit weird. A beautiful flag on a barge full of shit still doesn't make it a battle ship!

Mayday! Mayday! The next Windows 10 update is finally on approach to a PC near you

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Why is nobody talking about the removal of cortana from the base stuff? Now you can hopefully prevent the crap from installing, just like with onedrive.

And backups? We don't need no steeeenking backups! Just keep your data on a (non-windows) server and have some deployment stuff to reinstall without any effort.

Xiaomi, phone home: Chinese everything shop currently making most sales on smartphones

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Re: "phone home" head line, by accident or design?

Yep, I bought a Xiaomi Pocophone F1, because it is supported by LineageOS. (and has a 3.5 mm jackplug, no NFC crap, it's cheap, etc.) Never used it with the original software.

Microsoft qualifications will pad the CV for another year, Teams for ventilator boffins, and Windows 10 threatened with very retro news app

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Will the Microsoft Certified Solitaire Engineer certification be replaced with the Microsoft Certified Minesweeper Engineer?

Surge in home working highlights Microsoft licensing issue: If you are not on subscription, working remotely is a premium feature

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Ugh, microsoft and their CALs. Why don't they make their product just twice as expensive and dump all their retarded limitations? It's not that microsoft themselves know what is legal and what is not. All those people working in making sense of the microsoft license agreements can then be repurposed as telephone sanitisers.

Amazon staffer based just a stone's throw away from Seattle HQ tests positive for COVID-19 coronavirus

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Re: Respirators

Anti-vaxxers? What did that poor Vax ever do to them?

Microsoft Teams usage jumps to 32, no, 44 million as Windows-slinger platform slides onto home workers' PCs

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Teams? Feck Teams!!

Out with the old and in with the new as Java 14 arrives, bringing with it first Project Panama enhancements

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Re: Not as much a bonanza as they may hope

Hasn't OpenJDK been the reference implementation since a long time? Has something changed?

Under construction: CAT lobs bargain-basement rugged mobile that will take a kicking and keep on clicking

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Yeah, it's all fine and dandy until you find some guy on youtube easily scratching the display with a glass pick. And these things are not on the LineageOS supported devices list, so you'd have to depend on the manufacturer for updates. And we all know how well that goes.

Here we go again: Software nasties slip into Google Play, exploit make-me-root Android flaw for maximum pwnage

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Re: No, no, no!

Switch to LineageOS!

We've heard of spam filters but this is ridiculous: Pig-monkey chimeras developed in a Chinese laboratory

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Re: Finding loopholes in religious food rules

Feck! Arse! Girls! Drink! Drink!

If that guy would have been made leader of the church that religion would flourish.

We lose money on repairs, sobs penniless Apple, even though we charge y'all a fortune

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Ooh yes, I know someone who works at a BMW garage, and some of the things he told me are amazing:

Updating or reading out the computer, or doing anything else on a modern car? You need an internet connection to the factory. No internet? No work is getting done.

Have a problem with a certain electronic component? If it needs to be replaced, you might have to change out other electronics. So if one small part breaks, you might need to replace a few computer modules here and there. The factory software exactly tells you what to replace. The price of one of those computer modules? Not very cheap, obviously.

Security? We've heard of it! But why be a party pooper when there's printing to be done

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Re: What were they doing with an expensive photo capable printer in 1989?

Not having to deal with the printer mafia (those maintenance companies that do nothing except send bills) is also a big advantage.

But don't forget to only get a printer that has toner in a plastic tube, not the lexmark replace-it-all multifunctional, for instance.

World recoils in horror as smartphone maker accused of helping government snoops read encrypted texts, track device whereabouts

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Re: Ah, a sunny day at this precise point where I'm standing at this moment

Next time get a device that's on the list (uncheck discontinued devices):


Canonical adds ZFS on root as experimental install option in Ubuntu

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''ZFS is widely admired but downsides include high resource requirements and complexity of configuration."

Don't mess with the configuration unless you're absolutely sure what you are doing. It works great in default configuration. Don't turn on deduplication, etc.

The A in AMD stands for 'Aaaaannnyway...' Q2 is gonna be good, chip biz vows, after dismal Q1

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Because you can't buy a decent motherboard for an AMD processor. Only those flashy gamer boards, and no workstation or near-workstation motherboards. Such a shame.

Microsoft's Edge gang pops a head above the parapet to give Linux fans a strong 'maybe'

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I can't even type simple sentences :-(

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I've heart that the only user of Edge is that one guy from U2.

Stiff penalty: Prenda Law copyright troll gets 14 years of hard time for blue view 'n sue scam

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Huh? I don't get it.

Couldn't they have done this within the law? If they legally obtained the copyright, and used a torrent application to find out who wanted it, what's illegal about that? It's not that your torrent application goes looking for just anything, you'd have to tell it to download some nasty '70s german scheisse porno.

If they would have done this part different, and disclosed their financial interests, would it be the same situation?

"They would then file copyright lawsuits to obtain personal information about those downloaded their hardcore flicks using subpoenas obtained from courts without any disclosure of their financial interest in the lawsuits."

Let's say I'm the owner/copyright holder of the XXX-rated title "bambi and the teenager covered in maple syrup". I've found out the information about a couple of people who want to download this piece of filth without paying me. We want to settle "out of court for an undisclosed sum". Isn't this the same?

Wanted that Windows 10 update but have an Intel SSD? Computer says no

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I think this might be something driver-related. On Windows 7 the 6000p uses the Windows NVMe driver, while other Intel NVMe drives (the 7600p for instance) use the intel driver.

Someone on the win-raid forum has modified the intel driver to also include the 6000p. It is self-signed, so with a few imported certificates it can work. I have not tested this, because I'm using Windows 7.

Umm, Oracle – about that patch? It might not be very sticky ...

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In a few weeks we will have a repeat of this. The next command they missed.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update lands today... ish

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Re: Users, start your updates...

If you're working on a tool to make setup much easier, why didn't you take a look at the available options out there?

I'm running OPSI (free and open source) for about 50 computers, including a couple of home computers, for myself and family. It works equally well for my work and for home usage. It does OS installations and seperate software packages.

Apple's QWERTY gets dirty, leaving fanbois shirty

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Re: This is exactly why I now avoid Apple gear

Oh, yes, but at least the capacitors in those samsung tv's are easily replaced by some Panasonic FM electrolytics.

The last few I fixed had a case that opened with screws, and the PCBs were really easy to work on.

Facebook's login-to-other-sites service lets scum slurp your stuff

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Isn't this "facebook platform" the same way profiles get 'hacked'? Someone receives a dodgy url, opens it, and automatically they are 'logged in'.

Google's not-Linux OS documentation cracks box open at last

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Re: Call me a cynic....

Why use the google play store? I've been using Aptoide, and there are other alternatives for the play store.

Even better: get LineageOS on your android device (if it is supported), the LG L90 I've tried it on runs better than ever.

Linux Beep bug joke backfires as branded fix falls short

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Re: Eh..

Supermicro C7Z170-SQ has one of those 7-segment displays onboard.

I ran into a weird issue where boot took about 45 minutes. At least I could see something was going on. After a bios update it was fine again.

Either way, not buying something from that range again. Stupid graphical bios.

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Re: Eh..

I don't know what kind of motherboard you buy, but all the ones I have recently seen come with a little on-board speaker. So absolutely no need to connect the one from the case.

They forked this one up: Microsoft modifies open-source code, blows hole in Windows Defender

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I would like to say I'm finally vindicated for not running windows defender, but this is not the first time they messed it up like this. And it will not be the last either.

T-Mobile Austria stores passwords as plain text, Outlook gets message crypto, and more

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"Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are also getting an upgrade, with automatic scanning of links embedded in documents. The new code will check out the URLs to make sure that they aren't on Redmond's databases of dodgy websites and pages."

And it will immediately try to run all executables it might find.

Intel shrugs off ‘new’ side-channel attacks on branch prediction units and SGX

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"SGX has long been known to have certain sensitivities."

Ok, but if your application doesn't run in one of those 'enclaves', is that as secure as a totally-broken-sgx? I'm curious, not complaining intel has a point or whatever.

They could sell this stuff as turbo boost 4.0. Do you want your processor secure or fast?

Windows Server 2019 coming next year and the price is going up

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Maybe they should adopt a 'pay what you think it's worth'-scheme.

He He He: Seagate's gasbag Exos spinner surges up to 14TB

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And when can we buy a drive with 3.5TB and two platters? Or 5.25TB and three platters?

Millionaire-backed science fiction church to launch Scientology TV network

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Re: Z-lister club

Didn't Frank Zappa start his own church? The Church of American Secular Humanism. CASH for short.

Are you Falcon sure, Elon? Musk vows Big Rocket will go up 2019

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"Musk vows Big Rocket will go up 2019"

up in flames?

Helicopter crashes after manoeuvres to 'avoid... DJI Phantom drone'

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Re: Meanwhile in Texas

Provided, of course, there was a drone and it flew near the chopper, we have not heard the version of the drone pilot, yet.

Wait, so if there wasn't a drone there might have not been a drone pilot. So what would the non-existing drone pilot say happened?

Still not on Windows 10? Fine, sighs Microsoft, here are its antivirus tools for Windows 7, 8.1

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Re: Marketing vs reality again

Wufuc works great, also on windows 7. I really wonder what the acronym stands for.

The last batch of new computers are all equipped with a core i3-7100. We use wufuc to make windows update work. And a couple of edits to the .inf file of the intel graphics driver to make that work.

We also have a couple of hotfixes slipstreamed in to the Windows 7 N installation, otherwise we would not be able to install to NVMe drives.

Too bad microsoft raped the LTSB version, we would have moved to that.

Indiegogo to ailing ZX Spectrum reboot firm: End of May... or we call the debt collector

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“Firstly, we have decided we will just make up some stuff about us being harassed. We are all working overtime to make credible threats against ourselves. The BBC report from yesterday is completely true. We might have been issued with an ultimatum by Indiegogo, we don't know, we have been ignoring them for some time. We think they are very understanding of how we operate our scam, they just don't want us to draw too much attention to ourselves.”



Maybe RCL should try to get saved by the government, just like sinclair has done a couple of times.

Intel AMT security locks bypassed on corp laptops – fresh research

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Using me_cleaner now may sound like it's too late for this issue. But it will be very handy when the next security issue comes around, next month or so.