* Posts by Kabukiwookie

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'It's really hard to find maintainers...' Linus Torvalds ponders the future of Linux

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Re: I wonder why?

So I've pissed off somebody, about something, somewhere, and yet they can't be arsed to tell me why ... but they will expend time and energy to write code to downvote old posts of mine? That's just plain sad, that is. Poor thing.

There seem to be quite a lot of downvoters who downvote because something that was said hurt their feelings and possibly impacted their cosy pre-established world view, not because the post itself doesn't have merit.

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Re: I wonder why?

Bullshit. If anyone with a slacker discipline than Linus would take over from him the kernel would be thoroughly fscked within a few releases.

As a gate keeper he should be strict and kick out people that don't adhere to the scrict coding rules that he demands from contributors.

If he wasn't so strict and giant security holes would be the result of that you'd be probably one of the first to point the shitty finger of blame at him for not doing a good job.

Don't like how Linus manages the people contributing to his project, branch off and maintain your own code base.

Good luck with that.

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Re: I wonder why?

 It just shows that you have low self-esteem

Is that also why you're posting as anonymous coward?

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Re: I wonder why?

Normally I am fairly composed and thick-skinned, but if had people with the same attitude as Mr Lennart 'wontfix' Poettering in my team, I'd be a potty mouth as well

Stinker, emailer, trawler, spy: How an engineer stole top US chip designs, smuggled them to China to set up a rival fab

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Re: Cue the...

Queue the chest thumping USians, who see a bogeyman under every bed.

Look out mate, the USians are coming!

US Department of Defense releases list of firms allegedly linked to the Chinese Army. Surprise surprise, Huawei makes an appearance

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Re: In China

That straw man is not what I wrote.

You did not write this?

Mao and the Cultural Revolution were the after effects of WW2. They are not relevant to a discussion of the US attempt to stay on top of the world in 2020.

These events are very much relevant and connected without any doubt in my mind. Denying they are not is ridiculous and delusional.

Unless you meant something different, I think you should probably look up the meaning of strawman argument.

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Re: In China

Please keep ignoring any event that was the instigation to that.

No sir, the armory just blew up by itself. It can't have anything to do with the fuse I lighted 15 minutes ago. Those two events are obviously completely separate from one another.

So why does the US have presidents on their money, while they were in charge of the military wiping out the native americans?

Do you know the meaning of 'hypocrisy' and 'double standards' and 'people in glass houses'?

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Re: In China

Of course you're right.

History doesn't matter. Context doesn't matter. All events happen in isolation.

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Re: Red is the new Blacklist - again.

Without politically motivated harassment of tech types, where would (useful) new products come from?

Without large corporations such as MS screwing over and destroying small innovative companies such as Netscape, where would the state of technology be like now?

I'll tell you where it'd be. A lot better than the mono culture we're experiencing now.

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Re: In China

A little before those 5 decades China was extremely poor, strangled economically by the UK with sanctions (which is how the UK got Hongkong) and a dumping ground for british drug pushers who didn't care that their actions and short term greed were destroying a whole society.

Then after the 2nd ww, there were two leaders; one communist, one capitalist and a puppet of the powers that kept China drugged and docile for so long. For some reason the majority of the chinese people rejected the puppet, who fled to an island off the coast called Formosa, now Taiwan.

So. Did you know what happened in the decades before the last 50 years?

I actually highly doubt it. I think you've been taught things similar to 'the US won the 2nd world war (with some minor token help from others).'

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Re: In China

Same goes for corps lonked to the US gooberment.

The one-party state in China has at least raised a record amount of people out of poverty in the last 5 decades, while the fake 2 party democracy in the US has brought a record number of people into poverty after having a very healthy middle class 50 years ago.

Facebook accused of trying to bypass GDPR, slurp domain owners' personal Whois info via an obscure process

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Fine them into the ground.

Australia's Lion brewery hit by second cyber attack as nation staggers under suspected Chinese digital assault

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Re: If China has nothing to hide...

You might also want to find out how much the prisoners are paid for their labour there, and how close you think that is to modern slave labour.

Sadly it's not that far from the minimum wage in the US if you take into account the 'free' room an board the prisoners are receiving

Not a good thing and just another indictment of the US banana republic.

Was in NY earlier this year for business and thought I landed in a warzone when I was driven in a huge 4x4 to Manhattan. Disgusting surroundings, rubbish everywhere. Potholes you can park a Smart car in. No wonder they need a 4x4 to get around.

Will not go back there voluntarily any time soon.

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Re: If China has nothing to hide...

Choose your side

I choose myself and other non warmongering people who prefer to cooperate instead of antagonise for personal short-term gain.

So stick your fake two-party democracy down-under (not Oz) and crawl back under your rock.

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Re: An Attack or a Screwup?

Nobody's going to be upset if they can't get a Speight's in the pub anymore..

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Re: An Attack or a Screwup?

Sure it's not the NSA from Hongkong making sure that Oz does what the US says it should be doing, while in the meantime prepping Oz to be a dumping ground for chlorine washed chickens, force grown beef and mediocre military equipment pandered by its military industrial complex?

Australian PM says nation under serious state-run 'cyber attack' – Microsoft, Citrix, Telerik UI bugs 'exploited'

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Have you seen any proof that it was the chinese or was it the always honest politicians and the 'security' company paid by said politicians that produced the report?

IBM quits facial recognition because Black Lives Matter

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Don't worry, eveybody who really knew anything about DB2 has been fired in the last round of lay-offs, because they're too old and/or expensive so that'll probably be spiralling into the ground soon as well.

HP did this some 18 years ago and gutted thei labs; people working there were expensive and Carly did not understand why she couldn't just replace these people with people fresh out of uni who will work for peanuts.

Trump issues toothless exec order to show donors, fans he's doing something about those Twitter twerps

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Re: Simple Response.

soon after Trump is replaced and the USA gets an adult for president again

And who would that be then? Presidential cabdidates are supposed to be the best a society has to offer. If that's true, Idiocarcy was (as I suspected) indeed a documentary.

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Re: Worst American president ever

Smart people also show they are smart through their grammar

You seem to have misspelled 'smug'.

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Re: Worst American president ever

You can thank the most recent governments for gutting the NHS for that.

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Re: Worst American president ever

Number One in the world for killing citizens by deliberate stupidity

They already were. Difference now is that's their own citizens for a change.

Embrace and kill? AppGet dev claims Microsoft reeled him in with talk of help and a job – then released remarkably similar package manager

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Re: I know I've said this before

Why do you think they bought Github for 7.5 billion? Because they don't know how tonrun a git server?

Far-right leader walks free from court after conviction for refusing to hand his phone passcode over to police

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Re: Would never have happened in my day

Although I agree with the sentiment that just being a member of a political party should not be grpunds for dismissal; being a racist is (and should be) grounds for dismissal.

Nine in ten biz applications harbor out-of-date, unsupported, insecure open-source code, study shows

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This should be no surprise to anyone who has had a taste of the 'it works, so it's ready for production' style of working within projects that use 'Devops' en 'Agile'.

It's either 'good', 'fast' or 'cheap', any combination, but you can only alwqys have two ; the current Devops//Agile projects have chosen 'fast' and 'cheap'.

Has nothing to do with whether these projects are using closed or open source software aside from the fact that the only reason Open sourse is used is to cut cost.

Penny smart and dollar stupid: IT jobs slashed in US, UK, Europe to cut costs – just when we need staff the most

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Re: tldr

How can anyone be "stockpiling" cash ?

Banks and large corps in the US received a 5 trillion dollar bailout, while small businesses are gping tits up. Guess who'll be raking in more market share / cheap property after Corona?

Apple owes us big time for bungled display-killing cable design in MacBook Pro kit, lawsuit claims

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Re: Vain bully

And did you actually.learn a lesson from that experience or did you buy the next 'ooh shiny'from Apple?

Ex-Microsoft Office chief reflects on early malware and the 'global attack on the new Windows PC infrastructure'

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Re: Cloudy...

I use OneDrive to save my photos to from my smartphone

The NSA thanks you for providing a test data set for its face recognition software.

Hang on. That's no face...

The Reg produces exhibit A1: A UK court IT system running Windows XP

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Re: Is this as ususal software related?

Just like the recent right to repair bill going through EP, there should be a bill forcing hardware vendors to open up their interfaces so anyone is able to write drivers against them.

'Unfixable' boot ROM security flaw in millions of Intel chips could spell 'utter chaos' for DRM, file encryption, etc

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Re: SDDS

Isn't that the NSA's PR department's slogan?

Open-source, cross-platform and people seem to like it: PowerShell 7 has landed

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Re: Bash gets the extend, embrace, extinguish treatment

Hate Microsoft to your heart's content, but hey, they do care about their paying customers.

When did this happen? Did I miss a highly improbable historical event?

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Re: What's the point of it on *nix?

Objects have methods with typed parameters, so there's a whole lot less room for error.

Until there are changes to the object/methods and your POWER shell script stops working all of a sudden or worse starts displayimg erratic behaviour. Good luck troubleshooting that.

Though you could always try turning it of and on again.

It has been 15 years, and we're still reporting homograph attacks – web domains that stealthily use non-Latin characters to appear legit

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Re: Homoglyphs are DISGUSTING

The sanitation?

Cyber-wrath of Iran for top general's assassination hasn't progressed beyond snooping and nicking logins... yet

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Secureworks said the state-sponsored phacker crew - dubbed Cobalt Ulster - has "destructive and disruptive cyber capabilities" at its disposal 

Like what? Thwy downloaded a copy of Kali and kicked off Metasploit?

Somehow, with all the economic warfare waged against Iran, which proobably gives the govt. a somewhat different priority than 'cyber warfare', along with the fact that the funding to the NSA dwarfs the GDP of a lot of small nations and is equiped with tools that specifically leave behind 'tell traces' of foreign interference, that we should not particularly worry about Iran doing the nasty.

London's top cop dismisses 'highly inaccurate or ill informed' facial-recognition critics, possibly ironically

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Re: How do we combat this?

Only if they also defund the Ministry of Silly Walks.

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Re: MI5 head "increasingly mystified"

You don't even need mathematical.literacy, he should probably have had the humility and sense to accept the advice that some crypto experts have undoubtedly already given him.

I sense the Dunning-Kruger is strong in this one, along with a good dose of arrogance to go with it. Precisely the type of person you would not want to lead your spy agency.

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The database [...] is thought to contain 12.5 million faces - a far cry from the claim that only “serious crime” is considered by the system.

With the definition of 'serious' constantly shifting depending on who operates this system, until 'serious' includes protesting fracking, chlorine chickens or privarisation of the NHS or uncovering corruption of the ones running the system.

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Hint: you can't prove you haven't done something :)

That's why there needs to be even more surveillance see?

Next step is cameras in your living room.

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Re: How do we combat this?

Didn't you read the bit about the guy not wanted to be filmed and received a £110 fine for 'disorderly conduct'?

They're going to make sure the worms stay in line by makimg their life a living hell if they don't.

And somehow the UK govt has the gall criticisimg China.

Firefox now defaults to DNS-over-HTTPS for US netizens and some are dischuffed about this

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Re: You can disable

You can disable it.

For now.

Hey, Brits. Your Google data is leaving the EU before you are: Hoard to be shipped from Ireland to US next month

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Re: Do No Evil ?

Forgot Twatter from that list as well.

Among those pardoned by Trump this week: Software maker ex-CEO who admitted hacking into rivals' systems

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Just kiss the Don's ring and forget about it.

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Politics in the US has nothing to do with Reps vs Dems. It's corrupt establishment vs working people, with corrupt establishment populating both the ranks of Reps and Dems elite.

US court responds to Chinese comms giant sueball: There's no Huawei we're lifting ban on federal agencies using your kit

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"tailors the covered equipment to the types of technology that pose a risk of being disrupted by 'hostile actors' who engage in cyber-attacks and -espionage."

But the US would be the first to cry foul if this same reasoning would be applied by other countries for equipment and services produced in the US, which are now well known to do the same thing of which the US accuses. Huawei of doing without actually providing any tangiie evidence.

UK contractors planning 'mass exodus' ahead of IR35 tax clampdown – survey

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Re: Anonymous Contractor

Contractors are often hired for either project work or to fill a temporary gap in the workforce.

Unfortunately due to the nature of most IT work, it's not something you can do for 4 hours a day at one client and the remaining hours at another.

Doesn't mean that contractors are secretly 'employees'. Usually get this sort of reaction from envious permies who are too afraid (or too unskilled) to make the leap to contracting.

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Re: Anonymous Contractor

from the much larger wad you get as renumeration for your services compared to a permie.

Normally not so much of a grammar/spellling nazi, but the word you're looking for is remuneration.

Sorry for that, people using a non-existing word just annoys me to no end.

Crypto AG backdooring rumours were true, say German and Swiss news orgs after explosive docs leaked

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Re: Spies gonna spy

What are spies supposed to do? Limit themselves to pawing through garbage?

How about acting according to what their governments say they're standing for?

How are you ever going to trust a government that tramples over all the 'values' it says it stands for whenever it's convenient?

Aren't we supposed to be the 'good guys'?

How can you take the moral high ground if you're just as bad (or worse) than the so-called 'bad guys'

This is pure hypocrisy and hypocrites cannot be trusted with anything. Least of all the freedom and wellbeing of the citizens they are supposed to answer to in a (supposed) democracy.

Iowa has already won the worst IT rollout award of 2020: Rap for crap caucus app chaps in vote zap flap

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Nothing dodgy mto see here folks. Move along.

The DNC has been sabotaging progressive candidates in favour of their corporate cronies at every turn. This is probably no different..

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Re: The root cause

And often.

Is Chrome really secretly stalking you across Google sites using per-install ID numbers? We reveal the truth

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Re: Ad flinger makes browser, ad flinger needs to track you

Break them up

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