* Posts by ghp

73 posts • joined 24 Apr 2018

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Running a recent Apache web server version? You probably need to patch it. Now

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Re: Again!

You should ask for a refund.

We have some sad news about Facebook. It has returned to the internet after six-hour mega outage

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Re: OMG!

Heard they're back. Proves there's no G.

Anonymous: We've leaked disk images stolen from far-right-friendly web host Epik

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Re: Hating hate is still hate.

"Compassion, reason, and humility are the beginnings of the answer". Indeed, that's how the nazi's and the serbs were forced to retreat.

Linus Torvalds admits to 'self-inflicted damage' with -Werror as Linux 5.15 rc1 debuts

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Re: The warnings aren't always bad code

"Some people", as in "all developers" ?

US Surgeon General doubles down on Facebook-bashing amid vaccination information blame game

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Re: "Needle Nazis"

It IS the medium, and one of the media, that takes no responsibility for what it publishes. More crap equals more profit. Removing some of the crap afterwards is useless, they should be forced to moderate, like any other publishing company. Giving world-wide visibility to anonymous lies is not "free speech".

Space Force turtle expert uncovers $1.2m Cape Canaveral cocaine haul

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Re: In Other News

30kg currently in the hands (?) of DHS, there'll be none left for SFS come Christmas. They'll have to dream of a white one.

Linus Torvalds tells kernel list poster to 'SHUT THE HELL UP' for saying COVID-19 vaccines create 'new humanoid race'

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Re: That Should Be Farming Investments

"Mr." Gates is one of those opposed to releasing patents, meanwhile setting up joint ventures in China. Weren't those patents obtained with funding from the tax payers (to which the same "mr." may not belong)?

Belgian parliament halts China Uyghur 'genocide' debate after DDoS smashes ISP offline

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Re: Hm..

We could try and have another discussion in our parlement about the Uyghur plight.

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Thank you Bill! If it weren't for you, we'd have to invent the botnet.

US declares emergency after ransomware shuts oil pipeline that pumps 100 million gallons a day

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Plenty of governments seem to take the internet as a given, while there are others that can easily take it down. Better to leave or create some alternatives.

Stealthy Linux backdoor malware spotted after three years of minding your business

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Here's wondering if they'll ever detect the trojan inside pulseaudio.

Would be so cool if everyone normalized these pesky data leaks, says data-leaking Facebook in leaked memo

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Flemish?

Just want to register that flemish journalist Pieterjan writes his articles in Dutch, and rather flawless, as all flemish do - in Dutch that is, not flawless. In case you wanted to apply Hoehl translate. "Hoehl" is Flemish.

FCC urges Americans to run internet speed app to counter Big Cable's broadband data fudging

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Re: There's a problem with the app...

What about the old speedtest.nl ?

Belgian police seize 28 tons of cocaine after 'cracking' Sky ECC's chat app encryption

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Re: 28 million grammes of coke

We even drink it from two-liter bottles!

IBM creates a COBOL compiler – for Linux on x86

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Re: [Aside] Storage media

Correct, first ICL floppy disks were 8". I hadn't heard about 9" before. Floppies that is.

Ruby off the Rails: Code library yanked over license blunder, sparks chaos for half a million projects

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I don't think anyone is called "Copyright Act".

Belgian cops crack down on encrypted phone network Sky ECC in 200 overnight raids as firm denies criminal ties

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Not over yet

The police now has a billion (ie. 1000000000) decoded messages to inspect. It is said there is some nervousness in a certain milieu.

$900bn coronavirus stimulus bill includes $600 for most Americans, $50 in monthly internet subsidies, $1.9bn to help rid the US of Huawei kit

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Re: Communism!!!!

"huge amounts of cash to large businesses"

If HuffPost is right, the stimulus bill does take care of that, as well as eg. 100% tax deduction for 3-martini meals, something the well-to-do were in dire need of.

Trump administration says Russia behind SolarWinds hack. Trump himself begs to differ

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Re: Mr Irrelevant Tweets what?

Can you imagine something that even T would be ashamed of? You can't, but it may be something that would make him lose support of even the caycaycay.

UK MoD bungs Boeing £500m to plug gap left by a system it should have provided under £800m contract from 2010

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From the team that brought you the 737 MAX.

China's Chang'e-5 lands on the Moon to scratch surface

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Re: 2kg... (including samples from 2 metres down)

Let's hope they don't dig up a novel virus, and bring it home.

Master boot vinyl record: It just gives DOS on my IBM PC a warmer, more authentic tone

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Re: That's the Hi-Tech option...

I learned to program on ICL's 1501, which booted from one of its built-in half a music cassette. The bootstrap was physical: it fetched the tape past the heads onto its spindle.

VMware’s launched a blockchain that may be very good. The packaging it's used is more important

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What's this article about?

No, the creator of cURL didn't morph into Elon Musk and give away Bitcoins. But his hijacked Twitter page tried to

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Re: Gah

Elon Muks?

Ever wondered what exactly is going on in those containers? OpenTelemetry edges toward GA, emits tracing specification release candidate

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Do people working with containers, wonder about what is going on inside?

Linux 5.10 to make Year 2038 problem the Year 2486 problem

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Perhaps, but we'd be reading this in february 2038.

Ah yes, Sony, that major player in the smartphone space, has a new flagship inbound: The Xperia 5 II

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I might take it, my Z Ultra's probably 6 years old. Only problem: there's nothing wrong with it.

Start Me Up: 25 years ago this week, Windows 95 launched and, for a brief moment, Microsoft was almost cool

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No, but my first contact with the PC was on mp/m, only later I got to know msdoesn't. I could never understand people were satisfied with what little they got.

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Never ever had an ounce of appreciation for μ$. What poor use they made of what was available.

RasPad 3.0 converts Raspberry Pi 4 to a tablet – be prepared for some quirks

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Re: Absolutely amazing...

I beg to disagree.

FYI: Chromium's network probing accounts for about half DNS root server traffic, says APNIC

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Better hurry: about:config is about:todisappear!

Pew, pew, pew! Our galaxy is shooting cold, gaseous 'bullets' of high-speed matter. Boffins are baffled

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"We're still looking for the smoking gun", funny he should say that. As a flemish saying goes: "if it had been a little dog, it would have bitten him already".

Civil-rights probe: Facebook has completely failed to… Zuck: Look over here! We’ve banned four groups! Go me!

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Why don't the lawmakers make these internet sewers (not only faecesbook) responsible for what they publish, as any newspaper or tv channel?

Oracle sued by a shareholder who alleges its lack of progress in diversity amounts to 'dishonesty'

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Re: Let's call this what it is - a racist lawsuit

This "ability" you're referring to, would that be pocket size?

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

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Re: I wonder why?

You should give Devuan a try.

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Re: I wonder why?

I've always preferred working for someone who speaks his mind and knows what he's doing, but rarely had it that way. Insults only hurt when they're true. But I wanted to know: is Linus anyone's boss?

Cops charge prankster who 'corona-coughed' on aged officer and had it filmed

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"The idiocy took place in Coffs Harbour". Where else?

Whaddya mean, 'niche'?! Neo4j's chief scientist schools El Reg on graph databases

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Perhaps the RDBMS can solve a lot of problems, whilst the graph DB is still looking for a problem it might solve?

Linux kernel is getting more reliable, says Linus Torvalds. Plus: What do you need to do to be him?

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Is he a fan now?

"safety critical systems tend to do one thing and one thing only".

Microsoft, GitHub staff tell Satya Nadella: It's time to ice ICE, baby. Rip up those tech contracts

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Re: Human rights

I find it hard to see the joke in anything concerning ICE, but I know there are others.

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Re: Human rights

Meant to be funny?

Chemists bitten by Python scripts: How different OSes produced different results during test number-crunching

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Re: Researchers - please hire good computer scientists when you start your project.

The latter. The money goes to Novartis, not the researchers that came up with the possible cure.

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Re: Researchers - please hire good computer scientists when you start your project.

Odd. Last week a couple paid 2.000.000€ for an injection that may save their daughter.

Astroboffins baffled after spotting solar system with great gas giant that shouldn't exist

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The original article says " so the maximum mass ratio between the star and the planet is 270. " When I read the register's, I was left wondering if the star was orbiting the planet.

Woman sues Lyft, says driver gang-raped her at gunpoint – and calls for app safety measures we can't believe aren't already in place

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Re: "Doesn't add up."

"and I'll be careful"

So careful as to mess up between Uber and Lyft? That promises.

Handcranked HTML and JPEG japes. What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Hmmm..

Dover has but one inhabitant.

Exim marks the spot… of remote code execution: Patch due out today for 'give me root' flaw in mail server

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Re: Windows Haters

But some are more equal than others.

Btw, viva sendmail!

That magical super material Apple hopes will hit backspace on its keyboard woes? Nylon

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Re: Apple keyboard malfunction issues and IFixit.

Some of those nearby?

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Re: Apple keyboard malfunction issues and IFixit.

I would've sworn it did the linefeed first, and if you pushed through, the carriage returned.

Maker of US border's license-plate scanning tech ransacked by hacker, blueprints and files dumped online

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Perhaps their cameras are publicly accessible too, there are websites that harvest such cams. ;-)

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