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by porter
Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: SGI: Security
Topic: Shellshock
Replies: 77
Views: 7266

Re: Shellshock

I absolutely astounded that the authors of bash thought it a neat idea to (a) export functions via environment variables (b) execute contents of any environment variable with the script parser/handler Its like somebody shooting themselves in the head with every revolver they find to see if they are ...
by porter
Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Interest in an AIX 6.1 shell server?
Replies: 31
Views: 2265

Re: Interest in an AIX 6.1 shell server?

Alas my 7043-240 died a year or so ago. My recollections are although the module compiled and didn't stop XLC working, it still broke after the 90 days. I ended up just resetting the machines time back for XLC compilations.
by porter
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Anyone heard the new U2 album?
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Anyone heard the new U2 album?

Actually my point is that * after the US lagged the rest of the world by decades, keeping it's magnetic swipes and avoiding chip-and-pin like the plague * telcos dragged their heels over adding EMV to their SIMs and using TSMs over fights on the slice of their pie * Apple spending years telling peop...
by porter
Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Battle Royale
Replies: 15
Views: 2125

Re: Battle Royale

ClassicHasClass wrote:You know what they put on French fries in Holland instead of ketchup? Mayonnaise. I've seen 'em do it, man. They f*ckin' drown 'em in that sh*t.


Shouldn't that be Hollandaise? :)
by porter
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: RAR rant
Replies: 21
Views: 1297

RAR rant

Why do people insist on distribution files as RAR archives?

It is the exact opposite of a useful archive if you then have to go out of your way to decode the thing using some dammed proprietary tool.

RAR is a format with negative number of merits.

I'm channelling hamei today.
by porter
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Apple patents walking and chewing gum
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Apple patents walking and chewing gum

Although man has being walking upright for millions of years (except in Utah) and chewing gum for thousands of years, Apple is pleased to bring the latest innovation, performing these same activities in a chronologically synchronised manner. Our new line, iCanWalkAndChewGumAtTheSameTime will be a d...
by porter
Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Odd little Nekoware issues
Replies: 24
Views: 1816

Re: Odd little Nekoware issues

Are you claiming unzip is linked to libcurl.so.4? (ELF NEEDED)
by porter
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: DOS environment variable expansion defective?
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: DOS environment variable expansion defective?

hamei wrote:
porter wrote:Escapes me.

Shouldn't that be "Escapes me." ?


Are you quoting me out of context?
by porter
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: DOS environment variable expansion defective?
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: DOS environment variable expansion defective?

tingo wrote:Try

Code: Select all

echo %%foo%%

Exercise for the reader: why is this required?


Escapes me.
by porter
Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: high tech, the cloud, information economy, etc
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: high tech, the cloud, information economy, etc

robespierre wrote:The UK page, although superficially simpler, actually loads 1.021MB, of which 644.63KB are scripts.


I thought that Bill said that 640KB was enough for anybody.
by porter
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: The new kid
Replies: 20
Views: 2831

Re: The new kid

Welcome aboard.

Original Windows NT got its government security rating only when disconnected from the network, they must have known something back then!
by porter
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: America's Cup
Replies: 13
Views: 959

Re: America's Cup

It's over! The come-back kid, came back.
by porter
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: America's Cup
Replies: 13
Views: 959

Re: America's Cup

Oskar45 wrote:Apparently none of you is SF based - so you should really have kept quiet...


It's plastered all over all TV channels here and every news report. It's almost like being there.......
by porter
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: America's Cup
Replies: 13
Views: 959

Re: America's Cup

It's all poor little rich boys playing.

Unfortunately when Team NZ wins the Auckland ratepayers will shell out millions so the local politicans can rub shoulders with the prima donnas.
by porter
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: So, file shares then
Replies: 11
Views: 1056

Re: So, file shares then

vishnu wrote:Windows Services for UNIX...


Note: The product will not install on Windows 9x or Windows XP Home Edition or Windows Vista. The product should not be installed on Windows Server 2003 R2. This is an unsupported configuration.

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