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Comment: Re:Go to Media but not CERN people? (Score 2) 27

by rHBa (#48266309) Attached to: CERN Looking For Help Filling In the Gaps In Photo Archive
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.

+ - CERN looking for help filling in the gaps in photo archive

Submitted by rHBa
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.""

+ - YouTube Considering An Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Version

Submitted by Walking The Walk
Walking The Walk (1003312) writes "YouTube is looking at creating a paid-subscription model that would allow users to skip the ads on their videos. (A more condensed summary from CBC.) No firm date has been announced, and it sounds like tentative steps right now, but YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki did mention that ad-enabled music videos would still be offered. (Can we extrapolate that all types of ad-enabled videos would still be offered?)"

Comment: Don't forget you still have to update Windows (Score 3, Informative) 555

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'
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'

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


me@myserver:~$ echo $0
me@myserver:~$ 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).

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurence of the improbable. - H. L. Mencken