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5:56 AM
I think Windows doesn't need admin or the like to mount stuff, unlike Linux, is that right?
 
 
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9:13 AM
@ChocolateOverflow generally plugging stuff in automounts in Windows, unless you have a security policy which disallows it, in which case you would need admin privileges
@ChocolateOverflow Also, what a great username :-)
 
@ChocolateOverflow depends on how its set up Linux can do user mounts in some setups and ubuntu desktop does it for you via some gnomey nonsense
 
@JourneymanGeek good comment - I only focused on the windows part of their question :-)
 
9:29 AM
@RoryAlsop Well I have to remember if a drive's on /media/username or /mnt a lot on my linux boxen :D
 
@JourneymanGeek I now only have 7 machines running linux here. A few RPis, 2 empegs on Debian, and an Ubuntu machine. I'm losing my nerdy geek crdentials every year
I mean I still have a bunch of HPUx, AIX and Irix machines, so all is not lost
 
@RoryAlsop I have between 2 and 4
 
@JourneymanGeek hahahaha
 
@RoryAlsop I need to fix up my Irix box at some point
@RoryAlsop I currently have 2 - my router and utility box + a dedicated server
I have a second router box I need to work on for testing, and my old PC runs whatever it needs, currently windows
I have 2 full time personal windows boxen?
@RoryAlsop wait, physical HPux and AIX boxen?
I can totally grok picking up an old irix box - mine is a former british uni one :D
 
@JourneymanGeek yup.
A half height RS6000, and something else (is in my attic, haven't seen it in a few years)
 
9:35 AM
@RoryAlsop I'd say nice, but I work with HP UX boxen at work
 
@JourneymanGeek I used to have a few old sgi boxen, but some had to go. 2 big Personal Irises ended up just being noisy room heaters, but I still have my O2 and an Octane
 
I have an octane, got the monitor adaptor
but forgot the password and I don't have a replacement drive - there's a guide for doing a network install on the internet ._.
 
@JourneymanGeek best do it sooner rather than later :-)
 
@RoryAlsop needs money/ebay shopping, time, and energy
I'm short of all 3, and even if I have the second the third is low :(
 
@JourneymanGeek sadly true
 
9:39 AM
There's some (drama delayed) work towards running irix VMs in mame of all things
 
10:12 AM
Great GooglyMoogly, give me strength ... security.stackexchange.com/questions/259139/…
"I saw something somewhere. Why did they use an Oxford comma in the 3rd paragraph."
"Can you link to that paragraph?"
"What??? Why??"
 
hahahahahaha
See @ThoriumBR's comment above :-)
I did a very quick google, and looks like Debian and RedHat use v3 so I stopped looking at that point, realising the OP is wrong
 
"we got critical vulns on our servers? what do we do?
downgrade the report to v2 and we are fine..."
 
10:40 AM
So ... apparently, not "all linux distros use CVSS v2", but rather this one CVE on Archlinux and Debian used CVSS v2 scoring without declaring which version they were using. And the OP was reading bug pages instead of CVSS scoring and getting confused.
So, the lesson is if CVSS scoring is used, confirm the version.
And when someone starts off with a vague impression of something and asks for a specific reason for it, make sure you get actual details and not an "undigested bit of beef" else you end up chasing ghosts ...
 
11:06 AM
I usually dislike when a question cointains "all", "every", "always", "none"... it takes one example to invalidate the entire premise
 
11:24 AM
@ThoriumBR not using those terms, at least, without a little test to ensure that one isn't over generalising. It's not so much that a single outlier defeats the premise, but when the pattern isn't at all what you overgeneralised it to be.
 
11:52 AM
and usually OP finds 2 or 3 examples, and says "on every single distro..."
 
@schroeder I genuinely applaud you for actually taking the time to speak to these people
I would have closed immediately, just left a comment saying it's based on a false premise.
 
12:31 PM
@MechMK1 "What if we teach them and they leave?" "What if we don't teach them, and they stay?"
@MechMK1 I still remember your first posts. You are a valued and respected contributor. That's why I take the time.
 
Yeah, that's a good point. That's why you're a mod and I'm in the containment zone chat room
:D
 
 
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2:30 PM
@ThoriumBR Only the Sith ask questions about absolutes
 

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