* Posts by BigE

38 posts • joined 12 Mar 2020

Australian PM says nation under serious state-run 'cyber attack' – Microsoft, Citrix, Telerik UI bugs 'exploited'

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Re: Don't mention China

Yeah I was not being that serious. Actually, your post is way too long. If you cannot express yourself in less that 148 chars then nobody listens.

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Re: Don't mention China

I don't know why there were so many down votes. Remember when that Scotish Chancellor then later PM, Gordon Brown took away our right to legal privilege for taxation matters, well right now a secret trial is being held in Canberra by the state against Bernard Collaery because he got involved in intelligence matters when a client came to him for advice.

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Re: Don't mention China

Could also be East Timor. Not likely but perhaps in retaliation for the bungled ASIS spying debacle.

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Naah, that'd be shipped rooted, maaate.

Good luck using generative adversarial networks in real life – they're difficult to train and finicky to fix

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Sounds like a recipe for...

Kaos. It seems a bit unControllable in my opinion.

'Boringly reliable': Red Hat architect thinks Kubernetes is 'mostly done' – but there are still plenty of bugs

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Re: Does it even work?

Yeah it's totally self serving. Sometimes these stories are used to criticize those that don't play well with K8.

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Re: Give this man a medal.

M$ never used to design things right in the first place. That's why you always waited for the function name 2 to appear and the you could think about using it.

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Re: Give this man a medal.

Imagine if we did the same with bridges. Yeah the skeleton is done but while you are using it we're going to be removing bits of the road from under you. Oh and some things that you relied on, well when we don't like them, or its a bit hard to maintain them, we'll get rid of them, and claim that we helped you by improving the security.

Bricks and mortar chemists take down Indian contact-tracing website

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Yeah, I guess you have your own image problems, after Walter White showed what you are *really* like. So you broken bad yet?

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How about we start a petittion so see that India starts selling real drugs

I think that you would prefer an app that steered you to reputable places that see real drugs not counterfeit ones. Disgraceful that they only care about lining their pockets.

845GB of racy dating app records exposed to entire internet via leaky AWS buckets

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Re: Can we say blackmail these days?

I am sure all the naggers out there have an opinion.

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Re: Herpes Dating was also revealed

You sound twisted.

It looks like you want to browse the internet with Chrome. Would you like help? Maybe try Edge? Please?

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Re: Ah, that explains why...

Isn't he, the Edge, the guitarist from U2? Oh you mean it's a browser.

Naah tis nothing like the wars of the 90's. This time they are going after an even bigger monopoly and they will play the victim. Google ain't no Nutscrape.

Splunk to junk masters and slaves once a committee figures out replacements

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Re: Male and female connectors..

So the process has terminated or has it been terminated?

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Re: Male and female connectors..

That really depends on who you ask. Some would call it murder.

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Re: Male and female connectors..

Yeah I mean those sisters that were born brothers with gold plated pins, what a struggle they must have. I mean you can easily turn those sisters into a bunch of pricks by inserting a pin.....

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Where will this end....

What next, is someone going to be holding something your you know what when you to the toiler? oh I am sorry, you don't have one of those, so that makes me a misogynist. You must feel excluded.

GitHub to replace master with main across its services

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Re: I look forward to M$ sensoring the classics...

As a non white, semite (yet not Hebrew nor Jewish, but identifying with Shem), not straight, yet not a poof, neither identifiying as male or female, but rather as *it* and therefore at the tip of the apex of the marginalized, there is nothing that you could say to me that could not cause me offense.

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Re: "There's no slave in git though"

I don't know whats worse. Git, or the M word.

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Re: I look forward to M$ sensoring the classics...

I look forward to you getting a spellchecker.

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I look forward to M$ sensoring the classics...

Imagine the bible according to M$. The Egyptian mains mistreated the Hebrew underlings? Or what about the New Testament? Pretty sure that slavery is mentioned there too.

Excuse my cynicism but if they have a guilty conscience about how they have been and/or a treating their staff then they should act to rectify those wrongs.

Forget biz insider threats for a moment – let's talk about partners turning rogue and installing spyware on phones

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It's far more prevalent and rampant than you think.

Remember all those uncanny "coincidences" and other happening that you thought that were more than just random chance acts. As usual keep a list, do the maths and look for details, and you might find out that you are being snooped on.

The only solution for people that are found to have stalking tenancies is a global database with their details, like a sex offender register. Some people just can't be helped.

When open source isn't enough: Fancy a de-Googled Chromium? How about some Microsoft-free VS Code?

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It all started with that CPUID instruction....

I guess we need privacy oriented operating systems now too? Has anyone seen how much shit this telemetry sends back? Usernames of logged on accounts CPUIDs, Graphics card, amount of physical RAM, what sort of things you have plugged in your USB slots and some commercial products, including Solidworks of whom it has been alleged even send back email accounts that your mail client is using.

Such things that are alluded to when you click on the terms and conditions button (which might as well be I want you to fuck me over and fuck my privacy) should be outlawed.

Prevention is better than the cure, so a sandboxed OS isn't paranoia these days, it's just plain common sense.

Developers renew push to get rid of objectionable code terms to make 'the world a tiny bit more welcoming'

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Re: master and slave

Oh I had lists of colored shapes, wont work there.

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Re: Master changed, really?

Well as you digress what about the master keys? Shall we start applying to it to sheep also?

For what it's worth I don't think that these words are really understood to be offensive. What is offensive is the prejudices that people hold.

AWS rolls faster and more secure Snowballs

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Wow 32GHz....

10 times better than everyone else...

Something something DANE cook: Microsoft pledges to wrap its email systems in secure anti-snooping protocol

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Re: Let me see if I understand this...

Exactly. It's not encrypting emails from MS GOOG et al.

I think that DANE is quite good. If you read the wiki page "It is proposed in RFC 6698 as a way to authenticate TLS client and server entities without a certificate authority (CA)."

Not necessarily a bad thing. Why have 100's of CAs based in Iran China Turkey etc when you can trust the global Verisign DS records for the root domain and thats it. Also, why bother checking for revocation which is leaking information about which cert you are attempting to verity?

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Re: Let me see if I understand this...

I think that the NSA have outsourced their gathering of data to the email providers.

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Let me see if I understand this...

You do away with the whole PKI infrastructure and you check that a DNNSEC signed cert is verified by by the top level DNS servers and use this certificate to setup a TLS connection over which your usual SMTP type hello traffic goes over?

So nothing really changes in so far as MS GOOGLE and other NSA data providers are concerned because you don't encrypt the content but only encrypt the channel still. It's a bit a of as shame that eMail cannot use the certificates to encrypt the content so that only the domain owner can read it, but rather still encrypts only to the MX.

If you just wanted to verify the MX, which is all that you are doing, you could just check that the certificate it presents you is signed for the right host name, and you could still use the PKI.

I was never happy with the revocation thing in certs, but if you use short TTLs you can achieve that same without adding that complexity.

AMD dials 911, emits DMCA takedowns after miscreant steals a load of GPU hardware blueprints, leaks on GitHub

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Reached out to the wrong address.

If El Reg wanted a response they should have used the bitcoin address, not the email address.

Freedom of Information coverup clerk stung for £2k after deleting council audio recording

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No man is an Island

The whole point of the FOI was to release information that you already knew they have. Irrespective of what Sir Humphrey would say about the minutes of the meeting (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNKjShmHw7s), if a majority of people remember a meeting vastly different from the actual minutes then there is a prima facie case for corruption of some kind. All the FOI has done is criminalise the cover up.

Health workers are top of phishers' target lists thanks to data value

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Why do nurses need external email?

Why do staff who have blanket access to patient details have external email? Why don't hospitals have an red and black network like the mil? I mean it's not like they have to lookup webmd for advice is it?

Google reveals the wheels almost literally fell off one of its cloudy server racks

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Propoganda

If you are being throttled due to temperature then you should know that there is a cooling problem, usually the flow of heat in air or fluid isn't working, which is part of the usual monitoring. I cannot see why the broken caster is anything special. It could have fallen over due to a centre of mass problem too.

Why don't they install hall effect devices and get the actual level of the rack too? Or about about's they practice some OH&S and physically secure the top of the rack to something that is sturdee and/or structural. I mean your average plumber knows that the hot water heater can fall over due to its center of mass, so all I take from this is that they (google) are just reinventing what has been known for centuries.

Famed Apple analyst chances his Arm-based Macs that Apple kit will land next year

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Re: Where are the benchmarks?

Does anyone still think that CPU speed is the real limit when it comes to performance, or are there other factors at play such as IO bandwidth?

Still hoping to run VMware's ESXi on Arm any time soon? Don't hold your breath – no rush and no commitments

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Build it and they will come...

Are they just waiting for the hardware hypervisors to sort out most of the problems or does the VMware recompile model just work well on X86s?

Firefox 74 slams Facebook in solitary confinement: Browser add-on stops social network stalking users across the web

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Google: You know we said that Chrome tracker contained no personally identifiable info? Yeah, about that...

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Hey does anyone know how MS caught that guy defrauding them, using an MS operating system.

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