2562 posts • joined Monday 3rd March 2008 13:52 GMT
Prefer them to be honest
Considering that when doing a test from exchange to customer premises they know damn well what they can expect based on noise, capacitance etc. and always have done.
Sorry, that's "Those testers who are not sitting following screen prompts and have actually gone out and got thier hands dirty in the past". Not thier managers who on the whole are corporate gobshites or those who say that the test either says pass or fail and do not allow testers to correctly interpret the actual results and not just 'pass/fail'.
I got pissed off tryng to fight this particular corner for years (and others) for customers (that's me as well) at BT and eventually took the money. "You are not allowed to read the result figures, they won't tell you anything." "Do you have any idea what these figures mean? No? well fuck off 'cos I do. It means they will get 2meg and no more - ever, until someone goes out and either sorts out all the cable joints or puts in fibre".
The muppets in charge would not let us do what we were trained for - as we began to turn in to automatons in fornt of a screen many of us just left. They wanted trained monkeys and to pay them peanuts while the customers were mushroomed (kept in the dark etc.)
I can't work out who the ' sick' person is.
" "nothing more than the divorce proceeding" as a possible motive for the attack. The 51-year-old husband initiated the unhitching process back in May after 11-and-a-half years of marriage, the LA Times notes."
'nothing more' after 11 1/2 years may seem trivial to the cops but we don't know what led to the divorce - or at least not in what I've just read here. If he wanted to just go off and wave his knob around and taunted his missus with such things - 'I can't wait until the papers come through then all that pussy is mine' sort of thing, she might have got a tad upset.
That ain't sick, that's a pre-emptive strike.
Put up with it? Nah.
Others don't, they use Foxit.
It doesn't take up huge amounts of HD space, doesn't want to check for updates every half hour or so, is very easy to use and comes with a usable set of basic tools.
Of course they'll let you off
" "I felt the evidence had been followed," he said. " From the (police) horses' mouth.
If the actions taken are 'needless' then why the hell hadn't 'security' firms sorted out security.
At least the latest bunch actually published what they'd found - who knows how many others have been browsing around and for how long.
I would suggest that if the security was a bit iffy then personnell were compromised a long time ago.
Fine by me, I'll need to replace this four year old box of chips by then.
W7 should be patched and sorted by then with Service Pack whatever.
So , how many Murdophobes here will be cancelling thier Sky contracts?
Not just the pink
Not running Ad Block, either.
Maybe, instead of jumping at the wordf Ed would like you to hear think about what BT and Talk Talk were trying to do.
Vaisey would prefer people to forget the governments idea to have the ISPs become internet police. Anything the government decide is iffy - depending on thier whim of the day - and your ISP is bound by law to screw you over. And before you complain to your MP it's the ISP who is doing it not the government - excuse sorted, blame passed elsewhere, business as bloody usual.
Only a matter of time
"Sony hasn't said how much the pass code will cost.
Whatever the price, the PSN Pass is essentially a tax on folk who buy pre-owned games."
That'll be another Sony users register, then.
has to be the Pirate icon
Phone turned off?
The flame-haired Murdoch employee surely can't try 'I wasn't there guv' excuse.
Does the editor of such a mighty organ not keep tabs on the latest gossip even while on holiday?
It goes back even further than that.
The way that BSB was sidelined and the need for Post Office Telephones to be privatised for Murdoch to have access to satellites is far older. It's almost the culmination of a plan set out back in the years of Thatch.
"Primary School students (not pupils these days - PC BS)"
Nope, they are clients, customers, service recivers etc but not pupils.
They are now considered to be potential long-term debtors -- after all, they are all supposed to go to Uni and get a loan. They are the future of the furture markets. housing went broke on debts being bought and sold - next it's the students.
Not 'PC BS' but 'market potential'
Were this a bit further south he might be Cacophonix.
In the meantime, Elves have left the building
Do they have to meet up first to make sure the logs all match up?
Not just the kids
"When will we teach our kids that it's OK to lose ?"
When thier parents stop acting just like little kids behaving in the same way?
Many kids are told it's bad to lose, a disgrace, less than being a 'man' and all that shit.
There was a paper from an Austrailan Agricultural department (or something like that ) taht looked at what attracted corvids to food.
It seems that the chemical smell they go for is in most rotting stuff and also in stinky cheese.
I have conducted a couple of experiments aong thes elines with stilton rind - the local magpies arrive within ten minutes, even if I've not seen them for days. They then beging to squabble and fight over tiny bits of cheese rind.
As Vultures are important for removing dead meat from the environment it's very likely they don't give a toss about human or other animal - it's gone off and therefore ripe enough to eat.
Coming soon . . .
There wil be similar thngs happening in London in the run up to Boris's Olympics.
Think of the money the punters have coughed up to get tickets, and wil be spending withthier official Visa cards on the official sponsors crappy burgers.
Boris has already said he wants the riff-raff cleared away - that's just about the entire East End apart from the places where the property prices went up.
Now that's a great idea
Voodo Pen - draw your symbols and they become real.
(which way does that gate go?)
"Not so much hacking skill as extremely lax security. The choice of target still puzzles me though, not exactly cia.gov is it?"
Think of it as a training exercise - no point in starting with the big boys.
"you have purchased a set of tools, would sir like a test drive?"
It's the only thing I can think of - but going public?
It sounds more like script kiddies pretending to be Anonymous
Oi, where's my 'boffins'?
Just Google it?
If you're running AVG and use Google to search for 'Seamstresses' then AVG will tell you it's O.K. or not. Google will also pop up a cautionary box (fnar fnar) as a warning.
And all without paying anything to McAfee
Buy CD's, rip at high quaity, save as Mp3, bung in Car player -- 7 hours - 1 disc.
Always check quality of sound system in car - usually needs better speakers.
DubStep ruins 'normal' car speakers.
Byte-ing the hand with feeds in it
"The Virtual Machine becomes the Voice of Mankind?:-) Or Mankind voicing itself through Virtual Machinery/Digital Infrastructure/Binary Networks InterNetworking?"
Remote operation of a hand? - nothing new. A certain Mr Maradona will testify that us mere mortals are only just beginning to catch up.
Maybe we'll have some input with the new gods this time.
I guess Facebook has to try some way to stop people from witholding personal info on thier profiles. How are the poor things supposed to make money if they can't target adverts in the right direction.?
New scare - Facebook to try and lift history and cookies files from browsers?
(yeah, what the hell are adverts on Facebook when you've got AdBlock)
Specific camo is fine until your enemy hears about it and puts in some cheap disco lights.
How about giving it back to Mexico?
What the bot-herders do is commercial, it's part of the spirit of Free Enterprise, ie. be selfish and make money. Free speech is a pain in the arse unless it's a heavily procsribed 'free'.
As an ex-broadband helldesk person the early days saw loads of people totally unaware of thier machines constantly sending out far more data than was coming in - and bearing in mind the down v;s up ratio it's easy to spot. (our diagnostic procedures never took this in to account). ISP's will not cut off thier subs - it will take a lot of changes to tier diagnostics and they would need to employ more people.
This 'technician' who pays for the visit? The sub or the ISP?
The quality of technician has dropped dramatically to the point where your average 'tech' is a Sky installer. Whatever it is just replace it or shove the blame elsewhere - job closed. There is no requirement to think, they are not even given time to think.
Remote checking is available but I wouldn't let anyone go in via remote access - they don't know what they are doing and only work to a flowsheet on the screen - thinking is verboten, it's one of the reasons I jacked it in, not being allowed to think past moving the job on to someone else.
Punters buy a machine and occasionally continue subscribing to whatever rip-off merchants AV was pre-installed. As far as they are concerned they are protected. What you are sort of suggesting is state-control.
Just the drivers?
As a non-Mac user (would like - can't afford) I am used to 'printer drivers' coming with all sorts of unwanted dross. All the majors seem to need to bundle in crap tey think you might need to ensure that you only use thier product ever again. Even for separate printers form the same company it's usually one big file that spawns numerous 'helpers' (the there's uisng Ccleaner afterwards to stop half a dozen new things from calling home once every fifteen minutes)
Could it be that it's this extra baggage that is causing the bloat - actual drivers themselves don't seem to take up much space?
AV companies have been doing their jobs
The AV companies have been issuing scare stories, trying to get more people to use thier products, more scares =more money. Many folks haven't a clue about how these days most of the stuff they are 'safe' from hasn't been seen in the wild for a long time.
However, it's not always easy for the AV sw to find stuff that the punter has either 'asked' for it to be installed or went somewhere and never knew anything about it. Some of the nasties out there are constantly honed by rather good engineers who always ensure they have the latest AV sw to test with.
A lot of the time it depends how you test and what you test with - that's why some of us have a set of separate tools and don't necessarily rely on the bog-standard AV stuff.
Anyway - 'AV' doesn't really describe it properly nowadays but it's nice to use for the general public, they think it's like taking penicillin but also these days penicillin won't cure everything.
Safe and sound - sound as a pound
"“However, we are not complacent and will remain vigilant. The security and confidentiality of census data remain our top priority."
Yup, to think that someone else may have made a fortune from selling the data must have been terrible.
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