* Posts by Kabukiwookie

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Nine in ten biz applications harbor out-of-date, unsupported, insecure open-source code, study shows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

Boris celebrates taking back control of Brexit Britain's immigration – with unlimited immigration program

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Re: Good, good.

The NHS will be shortly a thing of the past with Boris at the wheel.

At least he'll have lots of homeless people in front of which he can burn a £50 note.

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Re: Good, good.

Working for an employers is seen by some employers as doing the employee a favour, not leveraging someone else's time to make more money.

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Re: Good, good.

So people spent time and energy to build up a life in the UK, paid taxes, contributed to the economy (yep even the polish plumber is contributing, it's not just the scientists Boris is trying to get in), then het told to ask pretty please to not be kicked out.

If ai were in thay position, I would definitely tell Boris to f-off and move to mainland Europe where I don't have these issues

Protesters backing Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou during her US extradition hearings were 'duped paid actors'

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Re: Great ...

Sure, because pointing out hypocrisy == Commie Luv...

It's not just 'commies' that perform crimes against humanity. The Land of the Free(tm) and its puppet governments appear to be some of the greatest offenders.

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Re: Great ...

Those pesky communists and their Gulf of Tonkin, USS Liberty, weapons of Mass Destruction and claims of viagra fuelled rape gangs in Libya false claims.

They keep on doing it even after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Bad, bad communist!

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Re: Great ...

One born every minute.

Who honestly has a crown prince in their threat model? UN report officially fingers Saudi royal as Bezos hacker

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It's amazing how much damage one can do with a sock and a half-brick.

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Re: Alarmingly small?

In the defence of those women, it did look bigger when he was holding it himself.

Xerox to nominate up to 11 directors to HP's board in hostile takeover push – report

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Re: Has this ever worked?

Unregulated (or insufficiently regulated for the pedantis under us) result in monopolies.

Monopolies are the death of competition an the free market.

Any real capitalist would be opposing this merger.

Unfortunately, capitalism is for plebs, who can compete themselves into the ground, while the real large amounts of money are made through corporate socialism.

What was Boeing through their heads? Emails show staff wouldn't put their families on a 737 Max over safety fears

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Re: How many other manufacturers?

While VW received huge fines for cheating somewhat on their emissions tests, where are the huge fines for Boing?

Linux in 2020: 27.8 million lines of code in the kernel, 1.3 million in systemd

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Re: I've had .....

when they found that it was difficult, and that there were many different devices to handle, the scope was reduced

Yep. I think Lennart came to that conclusion, then said 'works for me' and stopped doing anything to make it work for others as well, all the while pattimg himself on the back for a job well done and pushing the broken Pile Of Software into almost every Linux distro..

Starting to see any parallels already with systemd?

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Re: I've had .....

Pulse Audio works fine.... as long as you have exactly the same hardware and software versions running that Lennart has running on his desktop.

Blackout Bug: Boeing 737 cockpit screens go blank if pilots land on specific runways

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Re: ...

That's what you get if you do materials stress testing in a computer simulation.

A sprinkling of Star Wars and a dash of Jedi equals a slightly underbaked Rise Of Skywalker

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Re: Shaved And Trimmed Wookies?

I am sorry. It's all grown back now.

Boeing, Boeing, gone! CEO Muilenburg quits 'effective immediately'

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Re: Fault tree

As a result the FAA didn't have the resources to do certification testing, so it let the plane makers self-certify.

It should have continued on at the speed its resources allowed. If it costs Boeing (and others) enough money in delays, their funds get either re-instated or a politician will need to stick out its (yes, that the proper pro-noun) neck and be responsible for any slips in QA.

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Non capitalist - communist Russian and Chinese companies

Both China and Russia are far from being communist. Companies from both countries happily compete on the 'free' market both domestically as internationaly. Unless a foreign government (dare I say which one here) deems them a 'security risk' and excludes them from competing because they'd like to give their home-grown companies an unfair competitive edge (very anti-capitalistic behaviour).

are even less accountable

You mean like sentencing CEOs who lead companies responsible for civilian deaths are actually sentenced to death instead of golden parachuting into a new role?

https://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-white-collar-criminals-death-sentence-2013-7?op=1&r=US&IR=T

Yes, I can definittely see that white collar criminals in China get away scott-free.

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Re: Very very Simple

Indeed. CFO should be ousted as well, unless he can show that he actively opposed cutting cost.

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Re: Oh, don't worry chaps...

Nah, can't kill enough people through negligence in that role. Maybe a leadership role in the FDA, CDC or FEMA is more his cup of tea.

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