* Posts by asdfasdfasdf2015

46 posts • joined 11 Sep 2017

President Biden to issue executive order on chip shortages as under-pressure silicon world begs for help


Who is the 12%?

It's not Intel. Most of their stuff is made in Malaysia or Israel.

Canada's .ca overlord rolls out free privacy-protecting DNS-over-HTTPS service for folks in Great White North


Re: "Cops, Feds, and ISPs have been vocal opponents of the technology"

I don't trust CIRA with my DNS traffic any more than I do the other DUH providers

Microsoft ups the ante with fix-fixing patch that leaves some Windows Server 2008 machines unable to boot


unable to boot

wouldn't that also mean you are unable to apply the patch?

'No BS' web host Gandi lives up to half of its motto... Some customer data wiped out in storage server meltdown



they could have avoided this by having snapshots and storing them on 2-3 other servers that aren't the production server.

Adobe results show it is still creaming those subscriptions but its share price fell – why?



They threatened everyone with a lawsuit if they didn't upgrade their Adobe products to the latest versions... So they rake in the money because people need to use their software, but they take a hit on the stock market over their greed and ill will from not doing business as usual.

Close Solitaire and open this: It’s everything-Microsoft's-up-to-that-isn't-at-this-year's-Build


ms sucks at web compat too

on an older ie, if you go to msn or the ms site all you get is a frowny face emoji, no text, just the frown.

Microsoft: Yo dawg, we heard you liked Windows password expiry policies. So we expired your expiry policy


maybe they should ask enterprises first

our PMO ain't gonna like this one, we've had the 6 week password change policy around for a few years now.

Intel SGX 'safe' room easily trashed by white-hat hacking marauders: Enclave malware demo'd


might be hard to accomplish on linux

tsx is disabled through microcode and sgx support is being dropped entirely.

Your mates vape. Your boss quit smoking. You promised to quit in 2019. But how will Big Tobacco give it up?


But how will Big Tobacco give it up?

Easy, don't buy any of their products and they'll just disappear. There are plenty of non-BT vapour products out there, we don't need them.

'Bomb threat' scammers linked to earlier sextortion campaign



i got one of those sextortion scams in the past week, they're still out there

Sysadmin’s plan to manage system config changes backfires spectacularly


zfs snapshots

if this was an oracle box, where are the snapshots?

Premiere Pro bug ate my videos! Bloke sues Adobe after greedy 'clean cache' wipes files


user error

serves him right for using their main storage directory as the cache

Techie was bigged up by boss… only to cause mass Microsoft Exchange outage


Re: RE: gentoo

what are you on about?

xorg-server mate slim firefox thunderbird conky dconf-editor libreoffice galculator corefonts dejavu roboto vlc audacity spotify ghex gimp conky

there. you have a gentoo desktop.

GitHub.com freezes up as techies race to fix dead data storage gear



should have used zfs

Guilty: The Romanian ransomware mastermind who infected Trump inauguration CCTV cams


of course

hack a bunch of modems and routers, get off scot free. hack a camera that's used by the feds and you're going to the slammer.

Mozilla-endorsed security plug-in accused of tracking users


Firefox already sends all your data to google if you enable the "dangerous and deceptive" filter.

BGP hijacker booted off the Internet's backbone


Hurricane Electric actually did something good for once?

Maybe they can boot King Servers as well.

Is Microsoft about to git-merge with GitHub? Rumors suggest: Yes


poll choices poor

I would rather see redhat or Canonical pick up github.

Facebook Android app caught seeking 'superuser' clearance


I know of a few apps in the past that do this, only to check for rooted devices, so they can deny use of the app on said rooted devices

Boffins bash out bonkers boost for batteries


patents are the devil

didn't they learn anything from nimh?

Off with e's head: E-cig explosion causes first vaping death


limit vaping to 20 watts

we don't need 250 watts, i've been vaping since '09. all i need is 12 watts. there's no reason to go higher than that, other than being a vapehole.

McDonald's tells Atos to burger off: Da da da da da, we're lobbing IT ...


100% beef is a company name

Amazon, LG Electronics turned my vape into an exploding bomb, says burned bloke in lawsuit


Yeah good luck buddy

If you choose to use a 200W device, your fault. If you put the batteries in your pocket without any sort of protective case, your fault. If you didn't turn the device off when you put it in your pocket, your fault. Sorry for the burns, but you're a dummy.

'Disappearing' data under ZFS on Linux sparks small swift tweak


i think el rag commenters are making a mountain of a mole hill. yes its a bad bug, but it got caught quickly, and has been dealt with swiftly. at least we didn't find this out 6 months from now.

Cavalry riding to the rescue of DDoS-deluged memcached users



Intruding on someone's computer never stopped anyone before... see Welchia/Nachi vs Blaster

You dopes! US state's pot dealer database pwned after security goes up in smoke


evil feds

i bet it was the feds... they're tired of the states breaking federal law... i suspect one of the green states is gonna have a massive fbi/ice smackdown

Bell Canada Canucks it up again: Second hack in just eight months


It's their own fault

Bell's rampant outsourcing catching up to them. Serves them right.

Red Hat slams into reverse on CPU fix for Spectre design blunder


my haswell works just fine

That was fast... unlike old iPhones: Apple sued for slowing down mobes


benchmark the batteries

charge the batteries to full and discharge at maximum power until the battery hits 30%. rinse and repeat a few times to get an idea how good the battery is. if the battery sucks, make them get a new one.

Mozilla's creepy Mr Robot stunt in Firefox flops in touching tribute to TV show's 2nd season


Github complacent

I reported that repo as malware, github asked me to prove it, yet they refuse to shut down the repo. I guess they don't use firefox, or read the news... either that or they're getting paid to look the other way.

Google asks browser rival Vivaldi to post uninstall instructions


"Install itself on only one browser per download"

but it is a browser!

Russia could chop vital undersea web cables, warns Brit military chief


it's one cable

the internet is resilient. route around the break.

Intel to slap hardware lock on Management Engine code to thwart downgrade attacks


hey intel

screw you, nobody wants ME

Google to crack down on apps that snoop


Quite literally every single app on my phone wants this information. I highly doubt that will change.

Russia threatens to set up its 'own internet' with China, India and pals – let's take a closer look


okay bye

if this keeps compromised computers from the brics from hitting my equipment, then let them go... don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out...

Firefox 57: Good news? It's nippy. Bad news? It'll also trash your add-ons


FF54 already broke my addons...

... and xmarks is still broken despite them moving to webextensions.

DoS scum attacked one-third of the 'net between 2015 and 2017


gaming booters

i bet most of them come from butthurt gamers employing booters so they can win by getting rid of their competition

Official: Perl the most hated programming language, say devs


missing items

swift, objective c, electron, cef

Oracle users meet behind closed doors: Psst – any licensing tips?


I have a tip...

How about honouring the CDDL and open-sourcing your changes to ZFS?

'Screaming' man fined $149 for singing 'Everybody Dance Now'


a public space is basically anything that isn't inside the walls you consider your home

Supreme Court to rule on whether US has right to data stored overseas



didn't they already do this when they shut down mega? some of their stuff was in canada

German Firefox users to test recommendation engine 'a bit like thought-reading'



firefox already does this with google and/or any search engines you added to the browser.

After selling his site for millions, founder hacked it for a second payday


Of course DHI declined to comment

They're still trying to figure out if they still own Slashdot and SourceForge.

IKEA flat-packs TaskRabbit to crack assembly code


Nothing new

I bought a couch off Ikea roughly 3 years ago and they offered assembly back then.

Power meltdown 'fries' SourceForge, knocks site's servers titsup


slashdot down, not missing much

slashdot used to rip all their articles off elreg anyways, if they don't come back, i guess its no huge loss.

Developer swings DMCA sueball at foul-mouthed streamer PewDiePie



It's illegal to file false DMCA claims against a youtuber just because you don't want him playing your video games anymore.


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