311 posts • joined Friday 23rd March 2007 10:41 GMT
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 !
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" ?
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...
I love this...
Cracking comment from Booze Allen:
"..and if accurate, this action represents a grave violation of the code of conduct and core values of our firm."
Yes. Doing the right, moral thing, and exposing serious wrongdoing??? Fucking outrageous !! Goes against everything Booze Allen stands for.
Cover-ups for all !
Wish I was rich - do what the fuck you like, trample over all the laws and throw a couple of bucks away when the resultant "fine" arrives..
He must be pissing himself laughing.
and what ports/destinations/packets/strings etc we could watch for at the perimeter..
From the blog post, it appears looking on HTTP for some_magic_code1 might help. Here's hoping that's a good start.
Any snort rules yet?
A big "+1" to the frustrating issue of having to use iTunes as well. That means firing up my main machine upstairs, and firing all my music into it, then making a playlist, then syncing. Got a tune on my work PC I want to copy onto it? Not a chance... take it home on USB and go through the whole process.
Drag and drop... it's not exactly rocket science. That said, because of this I ditched iTunes months back for the excellent Spotify. Which of course is cross-platform. Still always been a major bugbear however. I hate iTunes with a spectacular passion. It's awful software for what's supposed to be a premium product.
The 4s is my last iPhone. I love it, but the walled garden.. I've had enough. My Nexus 7 tablet has convinced me Android is the way forward. All those features in my phone and I can't access half of them? Something as simple as to bluetooth a pic or a contact? Nope! Come on..!
Eyeing up the Sony Experia Z.. Find the Galaxy S3 too big and the S4, well sheesh... Will see what's available come October/upgrade time tho.
Aren't you all rather assuming that these people in a different country knew it was stolen? Fuck knows how many hands it passed through, but it's a bit of a stretch to imagine that the tea-leaf in London personally handed it to this Iranian punter down some shady street. Who knows, it might have turned up in a local 2nd-hand shop there.
But yeah.. you feel free to hang them anyway. Y'know.. just in case...
Ever been in a second-hand shop in this country? Positive nothing in there has been nicked and passed-off?
When I go to my local gig-hut, buy two tickets over the counter, on the night of the event as I'm going in, and with cash, my "£2.50 booking fee" is illegal then?
It's an argument I've had with them a few times, does this help out at all - or only for online matters?
one way or another..
.. I'll be jumping the iPhone ship when my contract is up. Having lived with a Nexus 7 as my little companion, I'm just loving how open it all is. I'm sick of the iTunes chain, and the walled-garden. The not-being-able to use half the phones features (bluetooth a pic to my mate? Nope!).
Likely a Galaxy then, but quite impressed with the Sony Experia Z. Either way, when the contract runs out, that'll be the last Apple product I ever have. Sorry Apple, it's a great piece of hardware, but I'm just sick of all the shackles.
Doesn't that imply that they rolled out the same upgrade to multiple datacenters at the same time, cooking all the hosts in multiple DCs my mailbox is replicated on? At/near the same time?
Unless they're admitting my mailbox is only protected with inter-Datacentre replication.. which is hardly in the spirit of disaster-recovery. Whichever way it falls, both are a bit of a fail...
(Assuming they use replication for protection at all.. can't imagine someone is there changing tapes for all this constantly.....)
I waited for one that Plusnet had arranged, sat with clear view of the front door. Just as well..
I saw the van pull up. I saw him get out. He came bounding up, never knocked, slipped a "Sorry I missed you" card through the door - carefully - and was on his way back to his van when I ran out and collared him...
All because my wiring needed to be checked. Apparently, my wires know the difference between daytime and nighttime, and that's why it's slower in the evening... Plusnet said "not contention", I of course had to wait in.
So he got to work, everything fine. I explained it was obviously contention but plusnet assured me it wasn't. He the phoned his BT helpdesk and they said "yup, hot virtual path" and switched me to another. Problem solved. So, a good result - but was still unimpressed at the "missed you" bit. If I hadn't been watching at that minute, I'd have wasted the day.
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