* Posts by stiine

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Barclays Bank appeared to be using the Wayback Machine as a 'CDN' for some Javascript

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Re: Liability

What's the largest image online? Probably something at NASA JPL. Just link your linked image there.

Firefox 78: Protections dashboard, new developer features... and the end of the line for older macOS versions

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Re: I hope they finally cleaned up WebRTC

No, no you won't unless you've manually configured your OS to not use your mac address in your IPv6 address. If you're use IPv6 nat, you need to insure that your router isn't doing the same.

Talk about the fox guarding the hen house. Comcast to handle DNS-over-HTTPS for Firefox-using subscribers

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Re: We need DNS over SQL...

djbdns has that covered.

Fasten your seat belts: Brave Reg hack spends a week eating airline food grounded by coronavirus crash

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Re: Fix for 50-mile jollies - raise airline prices

What size bra do you wear, Gene?

The state of OpenPGP key servers: Kristian, can you renew my certificate? A month later: Kristian? Ten days later: Too late, it’s expired

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Re: things more important in life than work.

No, I just presume that they're dead.

Windows 10 Insider wondering where Notepad has gone? Fear not, Microsoft found it down the back of Dev Channel

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Re: Better alternative, skip MS

Yes, and their default settings are becoming more and more EMACS-like...and I'm not sure the develop understands why we still use it...

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Re: Good Grief...

Because they've actually broken it. The current notepad.exe now thinks that non-ascii (UTF-*) characters are perfectly fine, and they're not.

GitHub to replace master with main across its services

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Re: Knock on effects

Probably none of them, but they may never update properly again...

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Re: So what are we going to do to fix it? If changing language doesn't help, what will?

You don't get out much, do you? Do you know why the sign in the park says "Don't feed the ducks."? Its because if you keep feeding the ducks, their young won't learn how to feed themselves.

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Re: Master copy

"It's making racists angry, that's good!!"

Yes, and they're burning down buildings because of it.

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Re: Master copy

Why stop there, Amerigo Vespucci owned slaves.

Windows Server to require TPM2.0 and Secure boot by default in future release

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ME/PSP

Are you referring to the Intel Malware Engine and PlayStation Portable?

Someone got so fed up with GE fridge DRM – yes, fridge DRM – they made a whole website on how to bypass it

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Re: online profanity filters are awful

asterisks don't fucking work either, assholes.

NASA launches a challenge to fund AI systems for future spacecraft – hopefully without HAL-style errors

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Re: Manga

Teenagers probably won't have any problems with it. For the rest of us, it'll be like talking to a teenager.

Talk about a control plane... US Air Force says upcoming B-21 stealth bomber will use Kubernetes

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Re: Open-source nuclear warplanes

Forget the food processor and the cell-phone. I want another DC-3 to play with.

I'm really waiting for "X-ray + left-to-right transform + 3-d printer = new perfectly fitted limbs for amputees" to go mainstream. As a side note, I want a two more arms and that Chernobyl joke t-shirt from 30 years ago.

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Re: I wonder

How is that pronounced? I ain't'n?

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Mushroom

Re: I wonder

Software? What about hardware?

https://www.ted.com/talks/malcolm_gladwell_the_strange_tale_of_the_norden_bombsight

I think that's the right icon to choose.

Publishers sue to shut down books-for-all Internet Archive for 'willful digital piracy on an industrial scale'

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for a certain definition of free

Your contract allows you to prevent libraries from purchasing your books? That's how they obtain their copies that they then loan out. If you wrote a book that could be read in under 2 hours, then theoretically, it could be read by 6 people per day per library copy. Think of all of the lost sales. After a year, that's 2190 lost sales, and that's only 1 copy at 1 library. There are over 4100 public libraries in the UK. You should write your MP about the €125706000 per year that's being stolen from you by your local councils. Then you can retire to Maudsley, Southwark, London.

Linus Torvalds drops Intel and adopts 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper on personal PC

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Re: Minimum spec?

re: bandwidth and screensize

You have nearly nailed it, negelcting only NotInventedHere syndrome.

BoJo buckles: UK govt to cut Huawei 5G kit use 'to zero by 2023' after pressure from Tory MPs, Uncle Sam

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Re: Its OK...

Or, conversely, think about how much time and money they wasted...

Record-breaking Aussie boffins send 44.2 terabits a second screaming down 75km of fiber from single chip

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Devil

Re: Correction re: porn AI

Let me know when there's a Zoom api module.

Forget BYOD, this is BYOVM: Ransomware tries to evade antivirus by hiding in a virtual machine on infected systems

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Re: Once they've gained administrative access

No. Not at all. Once they have admin rights, they still have to evade your IDS/IPS/AV and any monitoring systems. That's what they use the VM for. What they can't hide is the memory used by their VM.

Mind your language: Microsoft set to swing the axe on 27 languages in iOS Outlook

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Happy

Abdroid

From what language is that spelling?

Railway cables overpowered errant drone's compass and flung it back to terra firma

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Devil

The ones from Boeing or Airbus?

You can't have it both ways: Anti-coronavirus masks may thwart our creepy face-recog cameras, London cops admit

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re: protecting others

I don't care one bit about 'others'. In fact, I really only care for about 3.5 people.

Better late than never... Google Chrome to kill off 'tiny' number of mobile web ads that gobble battery, CPU power

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Re: I'll stick to firefox thanks

No, its not.

1) pocket

2) inability to remove zoom percentage from address bar

3) inability to concurrently disable search in the address bar and hide the search bar

4) ALT-V-Z-R no longer resets zoom, like it had for the last decade.

etc.

Russia admits, yup, the Americans are right: One of our rocket's tanks just disintegrated in Earth's orbit

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Devil

Re: Laser Brooms (Irresponsible?)

give them all hammers and let them fight it out.

Lawyers hail 'superb result' in Facebook biometric privacy battle: They'll get 25% of $550m, Illinois gets the rest

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FAIL

Re: Ambulance Chasers, the lot of them

Laywers bill by the hour. 5 minute phone call - bill for 1 hour. read a memo for 1 minute - bill for 1 hour.

Sadly, 111 in this story isn't binary. It's decimal. It's the number of security fixes emitted by Microsoft this week

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Re: Don't ignore Adobe's incompetance

You're correct, that's not actually a lot. Now if you add up all of the bugs in Windows 10 that have been fixed. That's a lot. Its also separate from the 'a lot' of bugs fixed in Server 2012 R2, and separately in Server 2016 and separately in Server 2019.

I bet Microsoft will still be fixing bugs in Windows when the sun dies.

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Re: "opening maliciously crafted files"

I have one in the garage. it a 25kg tempered steel rod 4cm in diameter. That and a large sledge hammer should work just fine, but it might take three people to do it.

Danger zone! Brit research supercomputer ARCHER's login nodes exploited in cyber-attack, admins reset passwords and SSH keys

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how i'd do it

separate keys.

'We're changing shift, and no one can log on!' It was at this moment our hero knew server-lugging chap had screwed up

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Pint

Re: marketing

Have a drink, sir, you must have had a desk within annoyance distance of Marketing before...

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Re: Er ...

I've had users do this at mulitple companies. I also found that if you have an assistant, its better all around if you have your assistant disable the port (and the 2nd port they move their dhcp server to, and the 3rd port,( it was a loong hallway)) while you walk down the hall to stop them from putting it back on the network on yet another port.

DEF CON is canceled... No, for real. The in-person event is canceled. We're not joking. It's canceled. We mean it

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Devil

Well, at least there won't be any presenters arrested at the airports this year.

One malicious MMS is all it takes to pwn a Samsung smartphone: Bug squashed amid Android patch batch

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Galaxy S7 here

Does anyone else receive regular messages in what I presume is Sanskrit or Arabic? I only use the S7 as a phone or as a hotspot and the only connections I make through it are via tls1.2 or ipsec.

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Spacecraft with graphene sails powered by starlight and lasers

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re: Larry Niven

Don't forget his co-author, Jerry Pournelle. They co-wrote quite a few books.

Florida man might just stick it to HP for injecting sneaky DRM update into his printers that rejected non-HP ink

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Re: Used to buy Lexmark

If you ditch the printer or get a different brand, remember to cancel your ink subscription. Also, make sure you change your shipping address and get them to acknoledge the change if you move house.

Shipping $0.10 worth of ink to you for a printer you don't have and billing you $2.15/month forever is a great money maker.

Microsoft decrees that all high-school IT teachers were wrong: Double spaces now flagged as typos in Word

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Do you know how long it takes to delete all of the autocorrect entries from the latest version? Long enough for me to curse every single one of the developers.

I, personally, disable spell checking and grammar checking. My computer is slow enough as it is, and when more than half of what I type is system names...

I also taught myself to touchtype by turning off the lights and back in the day, I could overflow my 1200baud modem. But even that wasn't fast compared to the programmer upstairs when I worked at a university. He received the first PC in the department, and only kept it for an hour or so because he could type faster, accurately, than the computer could process it, so he would type type type beeeeeeeep, curse, type type type type beeeeeeeeeep. 30 minutes of that and the old Wyse-50 was back on his desk and he was back to his normal 150+wpm.

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Re: Kerning

The last paper I wrote in college in '93 was written in LaTex. Single spaced in a text file, it was just over 2 pages ... after printing it, it was just over three pages, which was the requirement of the class. I don't remember all of the tweaks (font, kerning, margins, etc) I used to make that paper longer, but I remember asking several document-specialist co-workers (since I was sysadmin at the time) for just such help.

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Re: What's next?

a leaf falls in lonliness.

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Re: Isn't it just a historical anachronism?

Its been 27 years since I worked with TeX, but I don't think there was anything you coudln't do in TeX.

India launches e-government platform for 125,000 villages and drone land surveys to put them on the map

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Devil

Panchayats are required to create and administer local development plans and can administer contracts that.

I'm sure there is supposed to be more to this sentence or that that that is a mistake..

Cisco UCS servers slugged by 'This SSD will self-destruct in 40,000 hours' firmware farrago

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Re: I've not seen this problem before

True, but the wheel is only guaranteed for 3000 revolutions, and the axle for 4000.

Royal Navy nuclear submarine captain rapped for letting crew throw shoreside BBQ party

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Coat

Re: Epic level of nominative determinism here

Are you trying best a Major Major Major?

Yes, that's a book in my pocket.

Microsoft 365 invites users to 'Ask Me Anything' – as long as it doesn't require a clued-up exec to deliver clear answers

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Re: The problem

re 'boatload of money'

Surelyit the unit would be the shed.

Google productises its own not-a-VPN secure remote access tool

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FAIL

the months that it might take to roll out a traditional VPN solution

If it takes you months to roll out a VPN solution, pack up your laptop and ship it to your HR department along with your resignation.

20 years deep into a '2-year' mission: How ESA keeps Cluster flying

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Re: "It's a very strong design,"

Its Science, Engineering, lots of math, and a "I bet we can make it do this." attitude.

That, my dear children is how you do things if you are, in fact, a boffin.

Google calls a halt on Chrome 82, but the version 83 beta has arrived early – so it's coding and bug finding time ahead

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Re: Version 83??

Are you thinking that their VCS will blow up at version 100.0?

Choose your own thrill ride: A Florida slidewire or catching a rocket by helicopter

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re: catching rockets

The US military did that with drones during the late 60's/early 70's, and the first satellite spy images were ejected from the satellite and captured mid-air during their descent (usually)

So how do the coronavirus smartphone tracking apps actually work and should you download one to help?

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Black Helicopters

Totally unnecessary, just watch the video that this article is describing...

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/27/cell-phone-tracking-analysis-shows-where-florida-springbreakers-and-new-yorkers

never has an icon been more apt.....black helicopters, indeed.

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