* Posts by stiine

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Want to feel old? Aussie cyclist draws Nirvana baby in Strava on streets of Adelaide because Nevermind is 30

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Facepalm

The problem is that he's been riding, as it were, that gravy train for at least a decade.

Nothing works any more. Who decided that redundant systems should become redundant?

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Re: Doubting Hervé

Ah, but it is funny, at least to some of us.

BOFH: You'll find there's a company asset tag right here, underneath the monstrously heavy arcade machine

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Re: I sometimes feel

Before the war...

Ofcom swears at the general public for five days during obscenity survey

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Devil

Re: Swear discrimination

How do your commas fuck?

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Re: Wish

You do know that 'fuck' and its variants are typically shorter and easier to type than '<redacted>', right?

Hellfire and damnation: Two French monks charged over 5G mast arson attack

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Happy

Re: Install mast CCTV.

That's my favorite thing to do for amusement these days.

Google emits Chrome 94 with 'Idle Detection' API to detect user inactivity amid opposition

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Unhappy

Re: The last straw

You're too late, some sites and (hardware that i have to use) only allow Chrome, or Firefox with an appropriate add-on to spoof Chrome.

RIP Sir Clive Sinclair: British home computer trailblazer dies aged 81

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Re: Fraudulent too...

Because it saves them money on processing fees. They aren't stupid.

Thousands of internet-connected databases contain high or critical CVEs, says report by cloud security biz

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Coat

Re: On-premises databases tend to be more vulnerable

Ah, but you're forgetting the missing staircase and illumination, and the possible leopard.

You walk in with a plan. You leave with GPS-tracking Nordic hiking poles. The same old story, eh?

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By 'touched' do you mean 'hopelessly broken'?

BOFH: Pass the sugar, Asmodeus, and let the meeting of the Fellowship of Bastards … commence

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Re: Kickstarter

You didn't read the T&Cs, did you...sandals will be supported in a future release.

Jenkins struck by 'Confluenza' as US Cyber Command warns Atlassian flaw 'cannot wait'

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not the only reason

The other reason they might no longer show up as vulnerable is their attackers, once entrenched, patched the hole.

Italian stuntman flies aeroplane through two motorway tunnels

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Re: I suspect there's some software involved

Bah. Just spend some time watching crop dusters. They dodge trees, power poles, barns, etc, while flying at speed just above the crops.

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Re: Speeding

Its painted on the propellor blade...

A speech recognition app goes into a bar. Speak up if you’ve heard it already

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Re: Bunker

"982 years lease & chain free"

In the Zoopla listing, what does the above mean? That the property has been in the same family for almost 1000 years?

Oh! A surprise tour of the data centre! You shouldn't have. No, you really shouldn't have

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Re: year 2000

You evil bastard...

And as I had that thought, i scrolled down one line and read the same, but I think you're evil enough that I should tell you again.

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Re: year 2000

That's too much trouble, besides, where would I find another who would put up with me in the first place?

Spring tears down math geek t-shirt listing because it dared to mention the trademarked word 'zeta'

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Devil

Re: Same sort of problem here.

No, it doesn't, but it does mean that you might be able to get their trademark invalidated, but it would cost you money.

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Trollface

Re: "The Greek alphabet is currently protected legally"

Some org is doing the same for all musical progressions (or whatever they're called). Just be ware that your filing fees are going to eclipse any possible settlements you receive (if you exclude Fisher-Price from your suits)...

The unit of measure for fatbergs is not hippopotami, even if the operator of an Australian sewer says so

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Re: 'Pural'

Yes, we do, and we appreciate it with a chuckle or a groan...

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Re: Pural

You might find this interesting, its Tom Scott on words...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA2xRVMOThc

JavaScript library downloaded 3m times a week exposes apps to hijacking via evil proxy configs

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Re: If someone can tamper with the PAC file...

Does wpad.example.com (substitute your local network here) return a valid address on your local network? If not, change your computername to wpad and enable dhcp and crank up apache. You can now use this bug, if unpatched, to do as you will, in addition, if you install squid, you can become an invisible, internal corporate proxy.

Banned: The 1,170 words you can't use with GitHub Copilot

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Devil

Re: This is a sad day for humanity

You're correct, but its looking like a great time to be a carnivore.

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Re: George Carlin

It would make for a much, much longer show, and probably only be possible by using a forced oxygen breathing tube...

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Re: 1170 blocked exit points, any blocked entry points ?

That's how I prevent google search from using autocomplete. start every search with "fuck" and when I get to the end, I hit the home key, shift-cntrl-right arrow, del, enter. This is less of a pain that trying to ignore google's inevitably terrible suggestions.

Don't like the new Windows 11 Start or Taskbar? Don't worry – Microsoft's got your back

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Re: I want to be a cool kid!

Rainbow themed BSODs?

Lenovo pops up tips on its tablets. And by tips, Lenovo means: Unacceptable ads

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Re: "System App" bollocks

I haven't had that problem with the 6 Galaxy Tab S2, and older, tablets I've owned. The surviving ones (i've accidentally destroyed 3...each an expensive mistake) still work fine although the battery life isn't what it used to be.

Cop drone crashes into flight instructor's airplane

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Re: Expensive

Since the police confirmed it, they should be made to pay for it.

Also, can someone tell me if this incident occurred in controlled airspace? getting ADS-B on police drones would be a wonderful thing.

Chinese auto-maker accused of altering data after fatal autonomous car accident

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Re: Accused of altering data

Remember, this is China, where its more economical to send out a dozen engineers to perform a task than it is to install a $1 switch in every vehicle.

Apple didn't engage with the infosec world on CSAM scanning – so get used to a slow drip feed of revelations

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Unhappy

I thought that the donut was still unoccupied???

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Re: /former large format graphics tech.

Unless you mean Kodak camera's from 1955, I have no idea to what you're referring.

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Re: "deliberately-constructed false positives."

how will you know? if your phone performs an NSLOOKUP csam-reporter.apple.com ?

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Re: Apple are hypocrites

Who's government warrant? Yours? Mine? Theirs? In your country, pictures of "A" are legal and "B" illegal. In my country, picutures of "B" are legal and "C" are illegal. In their country, picgures of "C" are legal and "A" are illegal. Which images are going to become part of a database used by this feature? A? B? C? or all three?

Apple's bright idea for CSAM scanning could start 'persecution on a global basis' – 90+ civil rights groups

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Re: There's two big angles to this

Its a private company today? What about tomorrow?

And as for it being 'a private company,' well, you agreed with their ToS, didn't you? Guess what's in the ToS...

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They can't scan them on their servers because they're encrypted before being uploaded.

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Re: Naked babies

" what's to stop someone dead-dropping a picture of a naked cherub (innocent enough, but just "guilty" enough, too) to every member of Parliament or something"

Nothing at all. But forget about Parliament, instead think about 'the executives of your competition'...

Microsoft, flush with cash, raises cloud office suite prices for businesses

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Re: In 2020 alone we released over 300 new capabilities

I think you're giving them too much credit.

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Re: My CD-ROM copy of Office 2013 still installs and works fine

I HAVEN'T read the other article. Did it say which program isn't actually following the ODT spec as expected?

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No, but if I buy/lease a z/OS mainframe from IBM, I only pay for the cpus that are enabled, not the cpus that are installed in the box. The same goes for quite a few vendors, where its more cost effective for them to ship fully populated hardware (usually fully self-contained racks) than it is to schedule maintenance engineers, shipping, installation,testing, and customer qualification testing. It means installing a license to 'add 2 cpus' or 'add 20TB of disk' becomes a much less expensive (for the vendor) and much easier (for the customer) update.

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Facepalm

wow many channels do you have?

We don't watch more than 5 of the 300+ available channels. Ever. I've tried to convince my S.O. that we could save $200/month by dropping cable and using one or two of the streaming services...but...

China warns game devs not to mess with history

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Mushroom

Re: "eventually misinterpreting the game's historical fiction as true"

Speaking as one, they can fuck off.

BOFH: They say you either love it or you hate it. We can confirm you're going to hate it

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: Incredibly sloppy BOFH's

Hopefully, there is a copy of the backup behind that false wall...

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Re: Jim and the long game

And they both drink like fish...

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Remember, he has a luggable. Surely that will be the next machine 'fixed' by the dumbass.

Looks like NSA now stands for Not Selecting Azure: US spy agency picks AWS over Microsoft

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Re: Privatisation ?

You can buy bullets, but they're only usable in Redmond....Catch-22.

BOFH: 'What's an NFT?' the Boss asks. In this case, 'not financially thoughtful'

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Re: Turings?

No, no, no. More like 'would you like to come have a drink with me?'

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Re: Some NFTs are just too hot to handle

Torching currency is a crime, right?

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Re: Historically

Stephen King released a book in which the ink began to fade when the page was exposed to air, meaning that it could only be read once, so technically, when you bought it it wasn't fungible, but if you read it and skipped two pages then technically it will be unique but the only way to prove it (short of an xray/mri scan) would be the open it, wiping that last pair of pages.

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Re: well played Simon

I think the people next-door heard me laugh out loud at that line. Brilliant!!!!!

See that last line in the access list? Yeah, that means you don't have an access list

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Re: Firewall rulesets and defaults

More normally, the last rule is: any/any/any drop. If you need any any/any/any permit rule for testing, it has to be next-to-last in the list above the any/any/any drop. This is so that when you complete testing and have all of your required rules in place, you need only delete the any/any/any permit rule.

That being said, the best way to do this is to NOT use an any/any/any permit rule, but to open ports as the application requires them, but this is much more labour intensive.

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