* Posts by Azerty

51 publicly visible posts • joined 2 Aug 2018


China's silicon-self-sufficiency plan likely to miss targets due to Factories Not Present error


Re: China is supporting the US

It"s much less sensational than the rest of the explications why China holds so much US debt but its much closer to reality.

.NET Core: Still a Microsoft platform thing despite more than five years open source



I tried to install it on linux but it was dirty stuff pulling in tons of win32 dependencies and all. That was just a empty project. It might run on linux but I didn't bother to look any further to that mess. If they want it cross platform at least make it easy to start with a clean slate and not by pulling a quarter of a century in legacy compatibility.

I think there is good reason to still not trust microsoft btw

Petition asking Microsoft to open-source Windows 7 sails past 7,777-signature goal


"The bar of insanity"

You can tell that RMS is no longer leading this band. Not that RMS is not kind of insane..

China fires up 'Great Cannon' denial-of-service blaster, points it toward Hong Kong


Re: Anyone surprised

Funny thing is these "protesters" are "demanding greater democracy" but typically they will do everything to silence anyone disagreeing with them or refuting their serial lies, such as that the HK police is raping and murdering arrested protesters.

You comment goes strait to the core of this "revolution", the truth they hate so much,that calls for a fat downvote.

That's not long division, Timmy! China school experimented on pupils with mind-reading tech


DoH! Mozilla assures UK minister that DNS-over-HTTPS won't be default in Firefox for Britons


Re: Own DNS server

Is someone still doing shared hosting?? Yes I know some sites no-one visits from early 2000's but aside from those everyone is doing containers or at least VPS with it's own internet address.

Australia didn't blame China for parliament hack in case it upset trade relations – report


Can the "Five Eyes" be trusted with attribution

Especially now in time of rising tension and Australian doing it's best to show it's a reliable partner to the US. US doing all it can to isolate China and scare the world about them.

Mozilla Firefox to begin slow rollout of DNS-over-HTTPS by default at the end of the month


Re: It's there for security

Exactly, some time ago I came to the same conclusions and it was a bit of an adjustment but I can recommend Nextcloud passwords as an alternative for Firefox Sync (Make sure you change all the passwords)


Re: Cloudflare?

I don't like my ISP but I have more trust in them than Cloudflare. I rather have my ISP track me than that US super spy Cloudflare.

Mozilla changing the default behaviour of DNS, handing all tracking info to 1 giant slurp corporation from the US causes a lot of questions about Mozilla intend. Yes it's customizable but who does that?!

(I do but it doesn't matter, most won't)



Seems to me sending all my dns requests to a US corporation is NOT a good privacy practice. How does it protect against Cloudflare reading my internet habits?

I doubt Cloudflare will be able to respond faster to my dns requests than my local ISP.

Huawei new smartphone won't be Mate-y with Google apps as trade sanctions kick in


Finally an alternative

"unless you want to tip-toe through unofficial and under-regulated app souks. "

Finally there is a chance the ugly monopoly is broken and we are allowed to use a phone free from those monopoly services as the European community is craving for years. But what says ElReg editor about it? Compared to the google app store that is teaming with malware he scares us the alternative must be under-regulated.

We're great, boasts Huawei in founder's Little Red Book – but isn't that a video game screenshot?


Re: Nobody tell El Reg

Journo's are jockeying for a suspicion rousing story about huawei so the US intelligence community can further those journo's career and create thought leaders.


Nice marketing move

This might well be from a simulator, isn't it a nice marketing move if it really is from a simulator, people keep talking about it.

El Regs story based on reddit talk that the picture is from a simulator says we can find real pictures of the plane on this Russian site, the "real" pictures seem to include the picture.

Pat Gelsinger vows to upgrade VMware's once 'bad' open-source rep to the 'very' best by 2021



Will it have a fully functional interface that's not build in Flash?

Disgruntled bug-hunter drops Steam zero-day to get back at Valve for refusing him a bounty


Re: after the Microsoft bug bounty initiative.

Seems like lately the microsoft pr army has landed at ElReg. They don't know humor, just downvoting and preaching the religion.

Cisco axes hundreds, shares tumble amid China cut-off – but we're winning the trade war, right? So much winning


Re: How can this be?

Or they do not like kit suspect to come with US gov backdoors.

World recoils in horror as smartphone maker accused of helping government snoops read encrypted texts, track device whereabouts


Re: Nope I'm lost

Maybe the author allows you to think for yourself, make up you own mind while providing some insight into the different perspectives? Reality is not easy, has an unlimited number of facets.

A journalist should not target someone but provide a critical view on the facts and the things that were said.



I like the insight it gives in the true nature of freedom of press in western democracy, the WSJ is a "renowned" media outlet, now watch publications all over the blindly republishing it. Chomsky called it the a propaganda machine.

Honestly I am surprised the register mostly escapes this, I suppose I the Chomsky model this is explained because ElReg caters to a niche of specialists, not the general mainstream.

Microsoft hikes cost of licensing its software on rival public clouds, introduces Azure 'Dedicated' Hosts


They want you on Azure, not on Windows.


Re: When will they learn?

They don't care. At this point Windows probably is more of a liability. There new cash cow is services.

JavaScript tracking punks given a thrashing by good old-fashioned server log analytics


Webalizer is BACK!

The first thing I thought when I read this: Webalizer. It's website is still up: http://www.webalizer.org/ Grab it while you can (the site mentions, "please use Netscape")

Can you trust Huawei... or any other networks supplier for that matter?


Just a rehash of all the accusations and insinuations why you cannot choose Huawei, and even if you could, it might be more convenient to bow to US demands. It's not balanced, taking GCHQ public declarations as the highest truth, free from any geopolitical influences. It doesn't even mention that of all of the accusations there has never been actual facts found of wrongdoing such as spying for the Chinese government.

Maybe you should consider who has been the most aggressive at spying on the world. Is it the Chinese gov? I don't think so. I think those revelations brought by Snowden are still enlightening. Its the US gov who demands to capture all of the world telecom and apparently Huawei is a serious issue for them.

Huawei website ████ ██████ security flaws ██████ customer info and biz operations at risk: ███████ patched


Re: Stop signing those NDAs

It depends, in this case the "research" appears to be commercially. These are pen testers being effectively paid to do their job, not academic researchers. This relates to the website, it appears not to any of their products.


Re: Clickbait?

Flaws in websites seem to be quite common, and they were patched, so it's more like that fear-peddling page-filler pretending that now finally the reason to be at war with them is found.

Google's reCAPTCHA favors – you guessed it – Google: Duh, only a bot would refuse to sign into the Chocolate Factory



I asked Synology to replace recapcha so I don't get tracked when managing my private home nas but unfortunately, Synology doesn't care about the privacy of it's users.

That this AI can simulate universes in 30ms is not the scary part. It's that its creators don't know why it works so well


Re: Class, repeat after me:

it's not GAI, but it's a narrow form of AI, AI nevertheless.

Hey China, while you're in all our servers, can you fix these support tickets? IBM, HPE, Tata CS, Fujitsu, NTT and their customers pwned


Exactly what the US gov and military corporations are counting on. Make sure you pay well for your cyberarmy.

There's Huawei too many vulns in Chinese giant's firmware: Bug hunters slam pisspoor code


They just do the same as Bloomberg with there conclusions ready before they do any investigation. The data can be massaged to get the desired conclusion, it seems quite obvious that it is the case here.

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." comes to my mind

Russia signs Huawei deal as Chinese premier decries 'protectionism', 'unilateral approaches'


Do you? Tiananmen is not what Washington-based "human rights" organisations say it is, but I guess you don't care, you just want to create an atmosphere around everything Chinese..

IEEE says it may have gone about things the wrong Huawei, lifts ban after US govt clearance


Re: Security concerns?

And if you knew about backdoors you wouldn't be allowed to talk about.. so shut up already.

Microsoft doles out PowerShell 7 preview. It works. People like it. We can't find a reason to be sarcastic about it


Sure open source windows, office 365, exchange, .NET cmdlets.. Very open source..


I think the reason they only allow tricks on powershell commandlets to make your email work is so you order a hosted solution such as outlook365. It's complicated -perl or bash is like basic compared to powershell-, slow and full of undocumented 'features' you only learn about after paying a consultancy that regularly swipes the credit card with MS.


Popular with malware writers, not too much admin love

No Huawei out: Prez Trump's game of chicken with China has serious consequences


Re: Nuts in May

It's an empire in decline fighting the was for global supremacy, the democrats are just as crazy, not that I like Trump

Twist my Arm why don't you: Brit CPU behemoth latest biz to cease work with Huawei – report


Re: Unintended consequences

> But, on the other hand, China has been ruthless in illegally demanding technology for market access for decades now.

This has been claimed often but seldom documented in detail. I like to see your best examples of this has been happening 'for decades'.

The Year Of Linux On The Desktop – at last! Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 brings the Linux kernel into Windows


Microsoft doesn't get it

I don't want my (linux-)software to run on windows, I just don't want to run windows

Robot vacuum cleaner EATS WOMAN


Re: What's with all the roomba anecdotes?

> Real men do their own cleaning.

Said that until I met Xiaomi, my Chines cleaning aid. She works very hard!

Nice People Matter? NPM may stand for Not Politely Managed – job cuts leave staff sore


It does in fact use local caching.


How difficult would it be to move from NPM to an association the like Linux or Apache Foundation ?

Fine, we'll do it the Huawei, says Uncle Sam: CFO charged with fraud, faces extradition to US over Iran trade claims


El Reg working with US psyops?

Just reporting the US gov line without the slightest critical thinking, repeat the lies as much as possible. This is the typical newspeak propaganda much like during Operation Desert Storm. Not reporting the defences of the accused let alone giving it equal prominence. Just repeating the war propaganda/

Huawei’s elusive Mr Ren: We’re just a 'sesame seed' in a superpower spat


Re: Luddites = Non Sequitur

> I think Huawei could have had an independent third party audit done but they haven't done that.

In fact they were audited by an "independent cyber security evaluation center set up in Oxford in 2010 in conjunction with the government" and found clean:


Huawei sales director nicked in Poland on suspicion of 'spying'


Re: Niot convinced

Huawei would install anything required by law I think. Maybe this is more about the US intel just don't want to explain all the details to Huawei how the five eyes spy on everyone, especially China?

Dell upping its margins again: Precision 5530 laptop will sting you for $13m. Yep, six zeroes



Is inflation going over the top already?

This two-year-old X.org give-me-root hole is so trivial to exploit, you can fit it in a single tweet


Any actual configurations where this might work?

I tried my Ubuntu laptop but it doesn't work. The article mentioned CentOS is also safe. Is this actually as common as the article seems to suggest or is this just a pagefiller about something that only works if your carefully set your system up for intrusion?

Everybody dance now: Watch this AI code fool friends into thinking you can cut a rug like a pro



The video was unavailable to me too but I guessed it's because I am blocking everything google these days.

Any other sources than youtube?

Salesforce boss Marc Benioff objects to US immigration policy so much, he makes millions from, er, US immigration


Re: Unreasonable without reason

> You will run into protectionist legislation that far exceeds what the US requires for entry

source? I think you just suspect that but it isn't true. At least here in Belgium you would probably start without all the issues that workers from poorer countries have to wade through.

Android data slurping measured and monitored



recaptcha is also owned by google. Many companies nowadays do not allow to send direct emails so you have the use their forms. The forms are protected by recaptcha as are many of the "sign up" or forgot password functions. These companies are effectively enforcing a totalitarian google surveillance.