* Posts by NetBlackOps

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

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Re: I'm smarter...

You have to use multivalent semiotic analysis to get the multiple meanings. I need serious coffee before even trying.

It's not a Windows 10 release without something breaking so here's a troubleshooter for your OneDrive woes

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Re: Again?

As I've said before, I have computer aided engineering tools which simply have no counterpart on Linux, sadly, not that I would look foward to paying muliple $K for a Linux licensed product, and they won't run under Wine or virtualization. You have to play the cards you are dealt {shrug}.

I do enjoy running software in Linux as I'm able to load down the system heavily with less noticable effect. Very nice.

'90s retro resurrection PowerToys hits 0.19, bringing raft of fixes and a final flash from the desktop

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It still crashes the ddesktop on a fairly regular basis here so, uninstalled again.

After huffing and puffing for years, US senators unveil law to blow the encryption house down with police backdoors

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The other way to comply is for the manufacturer or service provider to record all such communications on the device and trasmit it to their servers for long term storage. Expensive, to say the least and a heck of a target.

Ex-barrister reckons he has a privacy-preserving solution to Britain's smut ban plans

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If you think that's a counter-example, you don't know Japan, at all.

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses... but not your H-1B geeks, L-1 staffers nor J-1 students

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Re: Qualified

Because of the best politicians money can buy.

Apple to keep Intel at Arm's length: macOS shifts from x86 to homegrown common CPU arch, will run iOS apps

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Re: Dec Rainbow

Which reminds me of my Amiga 2000 equipped with a 16 MHz 68030/68882, 4 MB of 32-bit RAM and a modified Bridgeboard with 80286 and hardware compatible with an IBM PC. I even ran Mac and BSD software. There wasn't anything, as I recal it couldn't either natively, virtually, or emulate at the time. Really nice Swiss Army Knife at the time.

Google isn't even trying to not be creepy: 'Continuous Match Mode' in Assistant will listen to everything until it's disabled

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Re: Paranoid

Having worked on NSA equipment on multiple occasions and with their people, I have a much better idea of capabilities and that was completely accurate, if understated.

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Re: It seems that

Pre-IPO: customer acquisition, whatever the cost.

Post-IPO: monetization, no matter how immoral or unethical.

Thank you ever so much Wall Street.

Boffins find that over nine out of ten 'ethical' hackers are being a bit naughty when it comes to cloud services

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Re: It is happening now

That depends on whether you've read their forensics manuals, or not. Oppo research is a thing if one is serious as a practioner.

Chrome extensions are 'the new rootkit' say researchers linking surveillance campaign to Israeli registrar Galcomm

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Being surrounded by enemies breeds excellant spies, e.g. Poland and a certain Enigma device.

Windows 10 once more in print condition: Microsoft applies out-of-band fix to Patch Tuesday cock-up

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Then again, "Humans are the only animals that brand themselves unlike, say, cattle."

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So long as they can save a few bucks cutting corners? No! Reminds when Bombay Sapphire was the Best, or near best, gin in the world and the bean counters took over. Pretty far back, that, but harbringer of our collective future.

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Re: The current Windows dev process is horribly flawed...

It's that last that is inexcusable. I stopped killing so many trees twenty-five years ago. I use it for the reams of research papers I have to read, and quite often keep, in a few dozen fields. Quite a bit easier to search through for the win.

America's Team Telecom urges FCC to do something about that 120Tbps fiber line between US, Hong Kong

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Last time I looked, even though they may be subsidieries of Facebook and Google, current PRC law still requires majority Chinese ownership and cooperation with government under their national security law. Similar to US laws with respect to national security, which is yet another shining example of US hypocritical behavior. Me, not Thee.

No surprise: Britain ditches central database model for virus contact-tracing apps in favour of Apple-Google API

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Re: This is all complete cack

Don't forget PRC's joke figures in that there is a serious mismatch between other economic indicators and their reported fatality figures.

HPE pushes white label kit for 5G edge computing to tempt all the telcos still crying over WhatsApp and pals

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HPE hoping the can flog tons of compute near customer devices for billions of dollars. Frankly, rather than pay extra to the telco, well above price of kit, I'd install my owm bit to do local edge compute and then ship to on-prem or Cloud. Rarely will it be a large expense and I'll not to worry about waiting on telco upgrades.

Whose side you on, Nominet? Registry floods .co.uk owners with begging emails to renew unwanted .uk domains

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It takes time for this old geezer's fingers to learn new habits. .co.uk just flows and I'd wager I'll be mowed at government expense before .uk takes.

Machine learning helps geoboffins spot huge beds of hot rocks 1,000km across deep below Earth's surface

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Re: "thanks to an unsupervised learning algorithm"

You think they paid the algorithm? Not on your life.

ZFS co-creator boots 'slave' out of OpenZFS codebase, says 'casual use' of term is 'unnecessary reference to a painful experience'

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True, yet it still exists over a broad range of this world and the probability is somewhat higher than zero. I was counter-terrorism and counter-piracy many years ago. If I ever came across a slaver, I wouldn't hesitate to execute them along with the first two. Sorry if that offends anyone, but I have some hard lines on behaviors I allow in my world.

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Re: My first thought:

Directed as an object in a sentence seems clear.

Arm wrestle round two: Chinese outpost says it's fired the replacement CEO foisted on it by HQ

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Re: First thing I thought of

It's about the availability of ARM chips in the PRC, pure and simple.

OK Windows 10, we get it: You really do not want us to install this unsigned application. But 7 steps borders on ridiculous

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Re: @MatthewSt - Colin Wilson 2 - Apple have got this right!

I never had a problem managing my 350+ users in groups with granular permissions and that long predates the advent of Active Direc5ory and Group Policy. Spreadsheets had just been invented but I had made do with documentation in text files. Still not a problem with thousads later on when AD was all shiny and new.

California emits fine-print of its GDPR-ish digital privacy law, complete with Google and Facebook-sized holes

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I use slight differences in the information I submit to the world+dog to get a sense of who is selling what information about me and, by far, the worst offender is Bank of America, not any of the tech giants. I've even seen things that I've bought using my ATM and credit cards that I have with them, offline, influence advertising.

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Re: "Ideally, it's just a first step."

Leaving those loopholes achieves two things. First, that the interests of the tech giants and advertising industry have been served, thereby assuring future campaign contributions by way of a reward. A form of gratuity if you wish to put a minimal veneer of respectability to it. Secondly, all loopholes can be closed at a future date, call it clarification of the terms within those rules. Therefore, a method of extracting future campaign contributions from said tech giants and the advertising industry in order to prevent such clarification. Further, a nice gift to future attorneys general.

As always, follow the money.

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

Powdered metals+3d sintering = aircraft parts.

You're 3 billion years too late to see Mars' impressive ring system. The next one will be along in 40 million years or so

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Probably no relationship, but isn't 3 billion years ago when Mars lost its water?

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

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Re: AMD vs. Intel: War Games v3.0

AMD Fire Pro VII has seiously caught my attention, dual card configuration, for my CAE and AI/ML workloads. Performance/$ seems to have a nice leg up on nVidia especially in DP-TFLOPs and nice TDP.

DirectX comes to Linux (via WSL2): Microsoft unveils tricks needed to flash a GPU at a penguin

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It's for ML/AI types such as myself. I'm weird in my setups, I admit it, but over in Linux land I get the option to force use of the GPU which option is sadly lacking in Windows land.

Project Reunion: Microsoft's attempt to tear down all those barriers it's built for Windows developers over the years

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Don't need to do it beforehand, spaghettification will do the job for you very nicely before arrival.

Ransomware scumbags leak Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX documents after contractor refuses to pay

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Re: Bounty

Yep, everywhere else it's a Hellfire missile.

Official: Office 365 Personal, Home axed next month... and replaced by Microsoft 365 cloud subscriptions

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Re: Aduntgeddit

Simplify!? All I am now is just confused! Oh, and you can keep your friggingg AI OFF my machines!

Microsoft cops to 775% Azure surge, quotas on resources and 'significant new capacity' coming ASAP

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Re: Teams sizing issues

Having done the work myself, holding up to a 8.75 times usage profile *is* impressive. Much as they tick me off personally, in the business space they have my attention.

Yeah, that Zoom app you're trusting with work chatter? It lives with 'vampires feeding on the blood of human data'

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Re: Ban hammer has begun

For now, until I ditch Win10, I run O&O Shutup10 after each update.

PC owners borg into the most powerful computer the world has ever known – all in the search for coronavirus cure

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Re: Folding Vultures update

Glad to back on the team again.

Forget James Bond's super-gadgets, this chap spied for China using SD card dead drops. Now he's behind bars

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Re: Why such a crude method?

Actually there are ways of doing these drops securely over the Internet which are near impossible to trace but I'll be damned if I give a tutorial. Difficult? Yes. However, in this case, you are up against the NSA once you become a "person of interest." It's never getting on their RADAR that's the trick.

If you're serious about browser privacy, you should probably pass on Edge or Yandex, claims Dublin professor

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"Everything is working by design."

Cache me if you can: HDD PC sales collapse in Europe as shoppers say yes siree to SSD

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Re: Why not...

Or just what I've been designing and building for myself since the '80's on mainframes and my Amigas using BSD? Just one level of design tuning I use.

Steve Jobs, executives shot down top Apple engineers' plea to design their own server CPU – latest twist in legal battle over chip upstart Nuvia

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Strange, ...

Non-competes are a dead letter here in California. Methinks Apple is going for the death by prolonged litigation option as punishment for one of their chief architects daring to leave 1 Apple Way.

Windows Terminal and Azure Data Studio both get a tickle from the Microsoft update fairy

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Will there even be a BUILD event?

Coronavirus being front and center.

Wake me up before you go Go: Devs say they'll learn Google-backed lang next. Plus: Perl pays best, Java still in demand

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Re: Some thoughts about "slow languages"

I'd add "and the mind to take proper advantage of multiple cores/threads." It's not easy to change the patterns you use in the specifications, design and actual code involved as I well know having done so right down to using assembly for the execution. Same grade of shift as when doing FPGA programming.

Yahoo! hack! payout! nearly! approved! and! the! question! is! how! to! spend! 60! cents!?

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Fortuanately ?

I have my password files going back to March 7th, 2013, so I have access and logins to both my accounts. Does this mean I get $1.20?

Microsoft boffin inadvertently highlights .NET image woes by running C# on Windows 3.11

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Re: "Visual Studio is a paid-for product"

Still work just fine here, too. I llike it for quick hacks.

No backdoors needed: Apple ditched plans to fully encrypt iCloud backups after heavy pressure from FBI – claim

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Re: Interesting....

You obviously haven't read the report from the House of Representatives.

WTF, EFS? Experts warn Windows encryption could spawn nasty new ransomware

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If I recall correctly, doesn't Microsoft have the key tied to your Microsoft account? That's one of the reasons I don't use their encryption in the first place!

Intel server chip shortages continue to bite: HPE warns of Xeon processor supply drought for the whole of 2020

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Re: @Pascal "AMD's share price is at a record high, and has more than doubled in a year"

With minor exception, EPYC is matching Xeon part do part at less cost in testing and I'm an Intel loyalist, until now.

LastPass stores passwords so securely, not even its users can access them

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Re: On The Not Trusting of Strangers

In that regard, I uses PasswordSafe. Good luck leaning on Bruce Schneier.

To catch a thief, go to Google with a geofence warrant – and it will give you all the details

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Records are kept of what stores got which phones by IMEI and the authorities will go pull the video even if you pay cash.

Ain't surveillance capitalism grand?

Welcome to the 2020s: Booby-trapped Office files, NSA tipping off Windows cert-spoofing bugs, RDP flaws...

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Re: Confusing.

Same thing I've said to the what, me sorry crowd. Reversing this will not be that hard given that the tools to do so are fairly.decent these days.

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Re: Confusing.

Think about all the government machines out there and those with personal access, as in my case, to DoD networks.

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