321 posts • joined 23 Mar 2007
EIGHT, at his house?? What was this, some sort of doggy-brothel?
So basically, you're just renting your iDevice... it's not yours to leave to anyone in the event of your death.
Nice bit of PR there.
I hope there's a group policy setting we can use to disable that warning. I bet there's a lot of helpdesks gonna get a lot of calls from worried users if not.
Yep, we do still have a couple hundred on XP, the tens of thousands are on win7 - yay for legacy compatibility (and yes, this is being addressed).
You're asking how to protect against your disk-backups being corrupted? How about a non-live backup that can't be live-edited? There's this stuff called tape y'know..... it had been quite popular over the years... There's also one-time snapshots, volume shadow copies, previous versions...
So this was major big-time forensics... which was ran remotely (ie, while infected system was booted and thus untrustworthy)... and they wanted a whopping $100 ? (yes, that's sarcasm....you've paid peanuts and wondering why you got monkeys)
Sound like a bunch of cowboys. Oh, and reflashing back to a few days won't get rid of a persistent rootkit. Sorry to say, but it sounds like this bunch are every bit as clueless as you are.
Oh, and your oh-so-special NAS boxes would have been for nothing had you malware that encrypted files and charged you for access.
Scams cropping up in its wake eh? Well that was surprising...... fuck me, if it was that much of a millstone around his neck, he should have left it up, stopped development, handed future earnings to charity and just let it die an eventually quiet and inevitable death.
Has anyone else spotted the irony of a story whereby two people subjecting another to online abuse are called both "fat" and "ugly" in the comments ?
Re: Just been to look at the site...
Read up - www.teamviewer.com is superb, and they have Android/iOS clients too.
Netflix and Lovefilm etc can all show as much interest as they like - but while my 80mb Fibre connection might stream a 4K film, it'll still be horribly compressed and nowhere near the quality of those sexy demos we're seeing at the shows.
Much like the 1080p Youtube etc stuff I currently watch is, then. Labelling something HD because the vertical resolution is 1080, but the compression is turned up so high to make it look crap, really is a scam.
Physical content will have to do for quite some time then, but not seeing many 4K blu-ray players out there yet....
(And talking of scams... what's with all this "blu ray optimized for 4k TVs" shit? or "blu ray, filmed in 4k". BS-hype, the lot of them eg http://www.amazon.co.uk/Total-Recall-Blu-ray-4K-Copy/dp/B00D6AASDA/ )
I agree - porn is harmful; all it does is give young men an unrealistic depiction of how quickly a tradesman will turn up.
Has nobody done the "burying a stiff" joke yet?
it's a simple test...
How many of your friends with non-touchscreen devices have asked you "how the hell do you get a normal start menu back???"?
I'm currently standing at 8. Including myself, and I do this fecking job for a living. Classic Shell, for all !
But by post-Snowden logic, by blocking these sites all we'll be doing is *forcing* them damn terrorists into using ever-harder-to-crack encryption, darknet etc to fuel their radical ideas.*
Surely they'd be better off monitoring who's watching them, than trying and failing to block them entirely... All GCHQ then has to do is sit and watch, like lions watching the watering hole. Why drive the prey away?
* not that I buy entirely into that idea, anyway.
MS: "Look! Due to NSA snooping, we've encrypted all our traffic! Confidence restored!!"
NSA: "Here's a court order - give us the keys to your encryption. According to said court order, you are prevented from revealing this request"
ah come on...
Not the first time a bunch of torch-wielding fuckwits have descended on the wrong punter.. Happens on facebook as well.
Re: Is no one capable
Totally agree - I got the green-screen and wondered if the console had hung. 5 minutes later, we were off to the races. What a joke - why on earth wouldn't they have put some kind of "I'm alive and doing stuff, don't turn me off" notice aboard? Or the ubiquitous spinning hourglass? It looked like a total freeze.. and took some control not to turn it off.
My local GAME says 3 consoles were returned all failing to update - I'm betting it was users who (fairly enough) thought the system had hung.
Oh, and had a full-on hang in that free keep-fit game the other day, which in turn hung the entire console. Had to forcibly power it off (hold down power button on front for 10 secs). Novel...
You think the 500mb xb1 system update was bad?
The Forza patch was 6gb.... thank feck for fibre or I wouldn't have gotten near the console for 24 hrs...
Your TV isn't compatible.
Also, your toaster needs a patch.
Now that this is reported in the news, cue lots of fake "Due to adobe hack, Facebook requires you to reset your password. Click to follow dodgy link to update, confirm DOB, pin, mother's maiden name etc" emails.....
WHAT'S with all THE CAPITALS in HEADLINES lately?? DESPERATE for ATTENTION or something ??
"They do it by creating a real or perceived lock-in to their technology. [....]. They do that because more often than not they have shareholders they are beholden to"
A comment /from/ Facebook, about others. Hmmm....
That reminds me - this tale and a couple others are recounted in the excellent book "The Cuckoo's Egg", by Clifford Stoll. I lost mine years ago... so off to find a copy.
I remember one of the tales where they were tracking someone coming in via dialup modem, but weren't ready to log quite yet. They didn't want to pull the plug as the miscreant might have got suspicious. So they jangled car keys over the wires to the modem, creating noise and eventually a dropped carrier...
Re: Clearly I am out of touch ..
onMouseOver event also helps.
It took them months to unmask him? Bit of a fail for the NSA then...
I'm feeling vulnaggrieved....
Costing us EACH ... EIGHT PENCE???
Well there goes my plans to buy an.. .ummm... hang on, I'll get back to you on this.
So it's opt-in then? No big deal.. can't see myself rushing to tick that box.
Microsoft's Data Protection Manager combines the speedy access of disk, with the long-term of tape. But the overheads are a nightmare. Reckon on storage x 2, just for backups (depending on retention periods). Also, even though it's quite a simple product, we tend to find the management it takes is pretty high - things fail frequently and are a nightmare to resolve; we've had more calls with Microsoft regarding this product than all others combined.
We are running WSUS. With over 10,000 machines to update. BranchCache here we come.
and with those 28 patches in our corporate environment, we're looking at ~169mb per client this month !
We're seeing that here too. Multiple fully-patched XP and Win7 machines wanting nothing yesterday - and 28 patches today. It seems that the security bulletins roll out multiple updates for one (ie, a vuln for dotnet framework results in about 4 patches - one for dotnet 3, one for dotnet 3.5, one for dotnet 4 etc).
Servers here (we've over 700) are going up by on average requiring about 21 patches thanks to yesterday. Wondering if perhaps this is a detection flaw tho, as the above doesn't explain all increases.
Two visits in 24 hours. What sort of up-time are we talking, here ?
So our Police are there to protect customer in Apple stores now?
Sure, it's a crime and all - but drafting in cops to cover a PRODUCT LAUNCH ???
Surely this doesn't happen....
Re: Was it a wool jumper?
"Too right. Brown suit and turquoise jumper, ewe"
Fixed that for ewe.
Fixed that for ewe....
here's an idea...
How about... get on with some WORK, and get some EXPERIENCE instead of collecting pieces of paper.?
"Without the fan pages Facebook would be an empty place. Tell me how many links do you see shared by your friends on your timeline everyday? You see – the answer is simple."
I'll tell you how many I click on - fuck all. Inspirational-life-quotes, and "OMG! I can't believe she did this in front of the whole school!" can all get to fuck. So can you for spreading them, while you're at it. :-)
Re: Be a yes man instead.
or.. just lay the phone down and go about your business. Return - eventually - and hang up.
Interestingly (well, to me anyway), I had zero cold-calls when my landline was rented along with broadband through plusnet.
I changed back to BT, and the very EVENING it was switched over, the phone rang with my first cold-call as I was coming in the door. Not a single person has my landline number, I use my mobile for the very rare times I call anyone - so I just put the handset on low-volume and let it ring away. But I hear it ring a couple of times a week regardless.
Wondered if it was to do with the fact that my number now appears in the phone directory - when I was with plusnet, it didn't.
And on another piss-me-off... why the fuck do I still have to pay for landline rental anyway? I don't want a phone. Broadband is fine thanks, I've got my mobile. This practice is outdated and should be changed. That said, why change it when you can bill someone 15 quid a month for something they don't want and don't use. Sounds like the perfect business to me...
Re: tweaked by Microsoft to witlolhin an inch of its life
ah yes... "your contacts".. Please, feel free to share more fantastically "genuine" nuggets like this. We're all desparate for information, and your unsubstantiated claptrap fits the bill nicely !
They'll just assume we're all big Rupert Murdoch fans..
As you say, the techs on both sides will have been pissing themselves laughing. But it's the usual boss-syndrome; they don't understand IT and quite likely don't really want to know. All they want to hear is "were they destroyed; yes or no?".
All you have to do is tell them "yes", they tick a box and go back to making more idiotic decisions.
Still, don't know about the rest of you - but I feel much safer from the terrorists as a result. As for my Government, ummm.. not so safe.
Server 2012 on an RDP desktop (NOT full screen) is still a nightmare. Trying to hover down the bottom left in exactly the right spot is a piss-awful way to try and work.
There's only one way to get that kind of money...
I'd happily pay for it. If my broadband (advertised @ 6mb/s, actually nearer 2mb/s) was up to it.
At least the torrents work.... tho as a preference, I'd rather legal. But not "rather" enough to wait otherwise.
Would love to see a fake-feature too. ie, some apps request access to my call log? Sure.. here, have a fake one.
App wants to read my SMSs? Here, have some test ones. My location is absolutely required or the apps crashes? I'm in Times Square, honest.
That way, compatibility remains, and privacy is enjoyed.
I'm sure we'd all like to know how many of those he got to the pound...
Re: Dirty Snowball
Hmmm... what about "Dirty Sun-jizz" ?
Not keeping on top of your dotnet updates then? Can't remember how many updates we've had to that...
Exactly how I'd behave if I was loaded. This is how EVERY lottery winner should act !
An electrocution "down there".. that could sure make your hair stand on end...
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