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Comment: Re:Article was low in details (Score 2) 41

The article sounds like it was written by somebody who's never heard of "computer security" and is trying to wrap his head around basic concepts.

And also someone who is presumably not running any web-servers - otherwise they'd only need to check their own web logs. I've got hosting with Bytemark and DigitalOcean and both have had a hand full shellshock attempts amongst all the usual PHP/WordPress/MySQLAdmin/whatever attempts.

The only very moderately interesting thing I've noticed is that Shellshock attempts seem to only by IP address and not by host (I'm hosting multiple websites per VM), so presumably most shellshock-bots are just sweeping IP ranges rather than using a list of known hosts.

Comment: Re:Meh. (Score 1) 15

by Zaiff Urgulbunger (#48013801) Attached to: From the Maker of Arduboy: Tetris On a Bracelet

It's a little computer on a project board. Nice community college electronics course project, but front page Slashdot?

In fairness, the guy has done a really really neat job. I was expecting something humongous, ugly, and utterly impractical* as a watch. Also, the graphic effects (TE TR IS scrolling in opposite directions and the way the vertical lines gradually appear) is kind of neat too. It's generally got a nice aesthetic!

*Yeah, for certain measures of practical... but it is at least the right size, weight, thickness!

Comment: Re:The opinion of an ignorant (Score 1) 494

by Zaiff Urgulbunger (#47932221) Attached to: Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

The problem for Scotland is they get screwed by the government based in London on a regular basis. It's always worse with the current lot in power (Tories). The only way they can be sure that will never happen again is by becoming independent.

Why, are you not going to have anyone in power? Or do you believe that having Scottish people in power will prevent Scottish people getting screwed?

I'm not saying that you shouldn't want desire independence, and keeping the existing system is best, but I'm concerned that because you've used the words "Tories" and "London", that you may be letting your heart make decisions.

The words "Tories", "Thatcher", "London" and "Westminster" have been consistently used by the Yes campaign to rally support. I think it's worth being rational and accept that who ever is in power is probably a total c*nt! :D

Comment: Re:This isn't scaremongering. (Score 1) 494

by Zaiff Urgulbunger (#47931317) Attached to: Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry
Totally agree. Just wanted to add how maddening it is hearing Salmond & co. demonising the "no"s, whilst essentially planning to rob the rUK of the ability to control our own currency.

I'm fucked if I'm going to have "a foreign country" having a say in our currency if they get independence... especially since I don't get a vote in this.

Anyone who isn't familiar with this debate might be entertained by this video; Andrew Neil grilling Nicola Sturgeon on currency earlier this year.

Comment: Re:ya no (Score 1) 475

by Zaiff Urgulbunger (#47707157) Attached to: Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit
Possibly I am naive, but I do broadly think this is a good idea. What does concern me however is if everyone is driving cars that automatically stop when faced with an obstacle in the road, then it suddenly becomes very easy for anyone to hijack/rob any vehicle.... so driving somewhere quiet, on a dark night, becomes a very bad idea.

Daytime in a busy area and it's great though! There *will* be less deaths as a result and this part of it is a good thing.

Comment: Re:What's actually going on (Score 1) 579

by Zaiff Urgulbunger (#47705585) Attached to: Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

It looks like mayor of Munich is the one complaining about Limux, while the entire city council is united and calls it "sachfremde Einzelmeinungen", which translates into 'a single opinion from someone who's talking out of his arse'.

And in other, completely unrelated news, MS has announced that it's moving it's German HQ to.... yes, you guessed it.... Munich!

I wonder... I wonder who contacted all these news outlets.... hmmmmmm.

Comment: Re:Bribery and corruption (Score 1) 579

by Zaiff Urgulbunger (#47703001) Attached to: Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

Limux is a project which, up until 3 days ago, has been widely reported as successful. It's been going on for 10 years for god's sake. Now, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, it's a failure - according to one politician.

This is a single politician in the german government trying to derail the project for personal gain.

Indeed. My feeling is that more governments are starting to question IT costs/suppliers particularly in light of NSA / US spying allegations, so "funding" must have been allocated to sway decision making. And undermining a FOSS flagship like Munich and Limux would make sense.

MS staying classy as ever!

You know that feeling when you're leaning back on a stool and it starts to tip over? Well, that's how I feel all the time. -- Steven Wright