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Comment: Don't forget you still have to update Windows (Score 3, Informative) 550

by rHBa (#48190843) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork
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.

Comment: Release all the farm animals into the wild... (Score 1) 367

by rHBa (#48136917) Attached to: PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"
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.

Comment: Re: Issue with FSF statement... (Score 1) 208

by rHBa (#48011583) Attached to: Apple Yet To Push Patch For "Shellshock" Bug
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.

Comment: Seems to be fixed for me(?) (Score 1) 318

by rHBa (#47999159) Attached to: Flurry of Scans Hint That Bash Vulnerability Could Already Be In the Wild

[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...

Comment: Re:Keyboard (Score 2) 216

by rHBa (#47932351) Attached to: iOS 8 Review
FWIW, I use "hacker keyboard" on my Nexus 7 (7 inch screen), it has all the important stuff in landscape mode (Tab, Ctrl, Delete, cursor keys, number keys a la laptop KB and symbols in the same place just a shift away) and a more minimal layout in portrait mode. (fewer keys but bigger buttons).

Comment: Re: Biggest archaeological event? (Score 3, Insightful) 80

by rHBa (#47870317) Attached to: Northwest Passage Exploration Ship Found
I'm not saying finding the Titanic wasn't important but archaeologically speaking it is far less important than the Mary Rose.

On the one hand we have the Titanic which sunk in 1912, we know virtually everything about, it's design, it's passenger list etc. Heck we even have film footage of it.

On the other hand we have the Marry Rose which sank in 1545 and (according to Wikipedia) "The surviving section of the ship and thousands of recovered artefacts are of immeasurable value as a Tudor-era time capsule. [...] The finds include weapons, sailing equipment, naval supplies and a wide array of objects used by the crew. Many of the artefacts are unique to the Mary Rose and have provided insights into topics ranging from naval warfare to the history of musical instruments.".

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