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FBI: Wiper Malware Has Korean Language Packs, Hard Coded Targets

rHBa Re:As a malware analyst... (81 comments)

But I thought Team America was produced by Paramount!

/Joke

about two weeks ago
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James Watson's Nobel Prize Goes On Auction This Week

rHBa Re:Of Course It Was (355 comments)

I knew it must be satire in the second paragraph when you mentioned your Swedish genes

about two weeks ago
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A Rift In OnePlus, Cyanogen Relationship

rHBa Re:"Rather than Android proper?" (69 comments)

And a built in terminal (no need to install busybox), root user handling (no need to install SuperSU), a file system explorer...

about two weeks ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

rHBa Re:Hooray! (330 comments)

WOW, I know big is 'in' this year in the world of Mac but I didn't realise they did 16 inch wide laptops! How do you carry it anywhere!?!

about three weeks ago
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Real Steampunk Computer Brought Back To Life

rHBa Bill Murray, is that you? (81 comments)

Is it just me or does Albert Michelson look the spitting image of Bill Murray?

Go to 1.20 of the first video to see his picture...

about a month ago
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Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

rHBa Re:What could possibly (316 comments)

Yes, this. I was going to suggest a campaign to overload their system with false positives but come to think of it this idea is pretty extremist and it is radicalising me into abusing their censorship system, so maybe it wouldn't be a *false* positive after all.

about a month ago
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Mozilla Launches Browser Built For Developers

rHBa Re:Chrome for Android and Safari for iOS? (74 comments)

... and an essential Linux component has to be built from source.

They're expecting developers (the target audience) to *gasp* build something from source!!!

Knowledge of web development tools doesn't imply knowledge of native application development tools, nor vice versa.

For most Windows users with knowledge of web development tools I'd generally agree but I'd have thought most Linux users (with knowledge of web development tools) would be fine doing a quick configure/make/make install.

about a month ago
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CERN Looking For Help Filling In the Gaps In Photo Archive

rHBa Re:Go to Media but not CERN people? (28 comments)

Fair enough, maybe they do have an ulterior motive, from TFA:

"Crowdsourcing the information related to these images is a fabulous approach to public engagement and one which other institutions - scientific or not - would be wise to follow.

"It engages public interest and imagination in a way that is interesting and exciting. It will also be a great exercise in demonstrating the power of crowdsourcing, possibly to an audience that has not experienced it before," she said.

about a month and a half ago
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CERN Looking For Help Filling In the Gaps In Photo Archive

rHBa Missing a comma (28 comments)

I submitted this story so maybe it's my fault but I'm pretty sure the BBC don't have scientists at CERN.

about a month and a half ago
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CERN Looking For Help Filling In the Gaps In Photo Archive

rHBa Re:"Croudsourced." (28 comments)

How many people do you think worked at CERN between 1955 and 2005? How many of them (from the early days) have email addresses that CERN could contact them on, or would want to be contacted, given they're probably in their late 80s by now?

about a month and a half ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

rHBa Don't forget you still have to update Windows (555 comments)

Don't forget that once Windows is installed and you've installed all your drivers you then have to update it!

If I install a Linux distro that came out, let's say, 5 months ago I'd expect that to take about 30 mins on a slow ADSL connection.

If I install a version of Windows that's 5 months old I'd expect it to take most of the day if not some of the next day!

Having said that I'd never install a version of Windows that's 5 months old, instead I would install a version of Win7 with the latest service pack streamlined in and it would STILL TAKE A WHOLE FU**ING DAY.

about 2 months ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

rHBa Re:And? (367 comments)

Citation Needed.

Camels have been bred, as a beast of burden, by humans since recorded history began. As far as we know a modern camel is as natural as a domestic dog.

about 2 months ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

rHBa Release all the farm animals into the wild... (367 comments)

I wonder how many healthy camels live WILD in the middle east? If they weren't useful animals (to humans) I bet they'd be an endangered species.

It seems PETA won't be happy until they release all the cows, sheep, pigs, chickens etc into the wild to live a 'natural' life...

...where they will be killed by traffic or poachers or people who want to use their land for something else or real wild animals or starvation or natural f***ing selection because they've been bred to live in captivity for 100s of years.

I can't speak for the rest of the world but if there was no money to be made breeding cattle (for example) in the UK then cows would become extinct within a year.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Yet To Push Patch For "Shellshock" Bug

rHBa Re: Issue with FSF statement... (208 comments)

Your average Linux desktop user has probably downloaded/installed a couple of bash updates in the last 48 hours, each one taking 5mins max.

Your average Apple user has downloaded/installed zero bash updates in the last 48 hours unless they first downloaded/installed 2.5GB of Xcode WTF. Even then they only got the same patches developed by the OSS/bash dev community.

about 3 months ago
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Flurry of Scans Hint That Bash Vulnerability Could Already Be In the Wild

rHBa Re:Seems to be fixed for me(?) (318 comments)

Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't the 'echo $0' indicate I'm logged into a bash shell? And the 'bash --version' shows the version of bash that's installed?

about 3 months ago
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Study: Multimedia Multitasking May Be Shrinking Human Brains

rHBa Re:Not a new concern (87 comments)

...these computers don't exist in nature. Humans created them.

By that rational ant hills don't exist in nature because the ants created them.

about 3 months ago
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Flurry of Scans Hint That Bash Vulnerability Could Already Be In the Wild

rHBa Seems to be fixed for me(?) (318 comments)

[T]he initial fix for the issue still left Bash vulnerable to attack

Please excuse me if I'm being a noob but, as recommended by this link, I tried the following commands on an up-to-date Debian Wheezy install:

env X="() { :;} ; echo busted" /bin/sh -c "echo completed"
env X="() { :;} ; echo busted" `which bash` -c "echo completed"

...and the results were:

me@myserver:~$ env X="() { :;} ; echo busted" /bin/sh -c "echo completed"
/bin/sh: warning: X: ignoring function definition attempt
/bin/sh: error importing function definition for `X'
completed
me@myserver:~$ env X="() { :;} ; echo busted" `which bash` -c "echo completed"
/bin/bash: warning: X: ignoring function definition attempt
/bin/bash: error importing function definition for `X'
completed

So isn't the solution just an 'apt-get upgrade' away?

And FWIW:

me@myserver:~$ echo $0
-bash
me@myserver:~$ bash --version
GNU bash, version 4.2.37(1)-release (i486-pc-linux-gnu)
...

FYI, I accidentally posted this AC at first so am re-posting, hope nobody minds...

about 3 months ago

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CERN looking for help filling in the gaps in photo archive

rHBa rHBa writes  |  about a month and a half ago

rHBa (976986) writes "According to the BBC scientists at the European nuclear research centre CERN have uncovered an archive of images from its first 50 years and are asking for help in deciphering what is going on in them. Dr Sue Black, who was a key figure in the campaign to save Bletchley Park, said "we believe that much of this information could be crowd-sourced from the CERN community.""

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