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Spotify Sued For Patent Infringement

frinkacheese The solution is simple.. (151 comments)

Just don't bother doing any business in the US if you can happily avoid it..

more than 3 years ago

Hackers Respond To Help Wanted Ads With Malware

frinkacheese Re:Hackers or Criminals? (113 comments)

This is true.. But look at this headline:


Now, it may be true that they are black. Its also likely that other people who were not black were also involved, but bringing out one attribute such as ethnicity or a technical aptitude really does not describe the whole situation. What the headline should be is:


Which, instead of attributing *ALL* hackers or *ALL* black men to a certain criminal activity, makes the distinction that not all people with that attribute are criminals, only a certain minotiry who engage in the mentioned criminal activity.

So whatever way you look at it, it is sloppy.

about 4 years ago

Hackers Respond To Help Wanted Ads With Malware

frinkacheese Hackers or Criminals? (113 comments)

Errm, nobody seems to have noticed the headline of this story..

"Hackers Respond To Help Wanted Ads With Malware" ..

FFS Slashdot, these are not Hackers they are Criminals.

about 4 years ago

Advice On Teaching Linux To CS Freshmen?

frinkacheese They should already know! (467 comments)

Really, if they are going to be any good, they will most likely ALREADY know what Linux is and how it works.

If they don't, really, don't bother them with it. It'll just confuse them.

about 4 years ago

NASA's Next-Generation Airplane Concepts

frinkacheese Re:hooray for the planned economy (120 comments)

An excellent summary..

Really, the West should concentrate on not giving the Chinese everything we have.

This is how it is working:

1) We have the ideas and make East Asian people make them cheap.
2) They profit we do not.
3) They buy everything we have.
4) They have the ideas and since we have all gone bankrupt we make it cheap.

And yeah, dump NASA and get yourself a working healthcare system at least! Then ban guns (yeah HOW MANY PEOPLE DIE OF GUN CRIME IN THE US?)

about 4 years ago

Persistent Home Videoconferencing Solution?

frinkacheese How about this.. (253 comments)

You just dont take jobs hundreds of miles away from your family...

more than 4 years ago

Searching For Backdoors From Rogue IT Staff

frinkacheese Re:Three words (328 comments)

It's great for a bit of extra consultancy work when you have been made redundant too.. Walk out and guess what, a week later things break and you're on $1000 a day fixing it ;-)

But really, the best thing to do is to treat your IT staff properly in the first place.

more than 4 years ago

New Toshiba Drives Wipe Data When Turned Off

frinkacheese How about when you're made to give up keys? (239 comments)

In the UK we have a special law when we're 'made' to give up encryption keys when asked by whoever arrested you. But what if the encryption keys have been destroyed, can they still make you give up what you do not have?

more than 4 years ago

NASA Ends Plan To Put Man Back On Moon

frinkacheese Re:Look for the upside (460 comments)

Yeah but he is not a troll, he is just telling the truth. In the US you have kids with leukemia with parents unable to afford the best treatment, but hey you it's OK because you can go to the moon! In the UK we have our kids looked after and getting the treatment they need but no moon..

guess what I would rather have.

more than 4 years ago

Apple iAd Drawing Antitrust Scrutiny

frinkacheese Re:Christ! Really? It's come to this? (260 comments)

Quite. I was walking past Pizza Hut the other day and they were trying to send their bluetooth shite to my phone. Not being happy with their crap spamming my phone and noticing the little bluetooth ad box plugged in by the window, I popped in and turned it off.


more than 4 years ago

iPad UK Pricing Confirmed; Apple UK Tax Applied

frinkacheese Re:Sick of the whining. (248 comments)

Well atually, part of the appeal is that when you have an apple, you know that all the people with scuzzy £400 craptops that will have plastic bits flapping off within a few months will look on with envy.

If apple kit was cheap then loads more people would have it and it would loose most of its appeal.

Its kind of like buying a Porsche, yeah they are overpriced, but that keeps the peasents from having them which is good.

more than 4 years ago

New Linux Petabyte-Scale Distributed File System

frinkacheese Re:History (132 comments)

1.00000 0.99083 scale /Courier findfont 12 scalefont setfont
0 0 translate /row 769 def
85 {/col 18 def 6 {col row moveto (

That is a hilariously good start to a Thursday morning on the UK election day. Wish I could mod it funny.

)show /col col 90 add def}
repeat /row row 9 sub def} repeat
showpage save restore

more than 4 years ago

Ubuntu LTS Experiences X.org Memory Leak

frinkacheese Memory leak? They are lucky... (320 comments)

I didn't even get my install to boot up!
A memory leak would have been luxury...

more than 4 years ago

Microbial Life Found In Trinidadian Hydrocarbon Lake

frinkacheese This explains a lot actually.. (141 comments)

My mother-in-law is from Trinidad, this explains everything. I always thought there was something a little odd about the way she spent so much time filling up the petrol in the car. I thought that odd sulphurous smell was the cream she used for a skin condition.

And all along, she was just a hydrocarbon sucking pitch lake alien!

more than 4 years ago

Solaris No Longer Free As In Beer

frinkacheese Re:Solaris? (392 comments)

The OS that just took 5 hours to install on a new box and then needed to grab a LOAD of patches to fix stuff, but it seems that patches are no longer available so I'll be selling a few V480s on Ebay in the next week or so and buying some more DELLs.

Though it was quite handy to be able to break into my old SS10 with the 'telnet -l "-fbin"' exploit when I forgot the passwords..


more than 4 years ago



PHP Nuke sold?

frinkacheese frinkacheese writes  |  more than 6 years ago

frinkacheese writes "I just had this email pop into my Inbox, what's happened?


I'm writting to you because you were or you are user of PHP-Nuke and for me is important to inform the community that PHP-Nuke has been sold on past October 2007. I need to inform you about this because the new owner failed to meet the agreement we had to inform the public at a certain date and this is starting to negatively affect me.

After I sold the project I wanted to start another activity but soon I realized that programming is my life. Few days ago I opened another web site and started a new Content Management System or Portal System that is initialy based on the latest version of PHP-Nuke.

The new project name is Smeego and you can find its official website at http://smeego.com/

I want to give to Smeego another focus. The first version is already available for download and I fixed lot of stuff, did some code cleanup and changed all the default themes including some that are very nice.

Smeego open a new market if you are a developer. You can code modules, themes and blocks for it and offer them to the users community.

The system and the website itself are more open that PHP-Nuke. For example, the commercial license is gone, the sell of the latest version is gone as well and the software is totaly free of any charge. The site isn't overloaded with ads, comments are open for registered users... etc...

Being the first version I have lot of interest that people start using it, suggesting ideas and features, send fixes if they find bugs on the code, etc...

Smeego will focus on the intelligence of the system and the graphic design. Smeego is released under the terms of the GNU/GPL license as well.

I want to cordialy invite you to check the official site at http://smeego.com/ and leave your opinion and if you like what you see I'll be more than happy if you use this new code on your commercial or non-commercial website. Many cool stuff will come in the future for Smeego!

Check it out and enjoy it.

Thanks for your time,

Francisco Burzi

Former PHP-Nuke creator


PS: Please don't answer to this email, use the feedback or Submit News option on smeego.com instead."

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