* Posts by adnim

1735 posts • joined 11 Apr 2007

Linux command line mistake 'nukes web boss'S biz'

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As a <strike>noob</strike>

... nob, I have run that command as root in the root directory. That was in 1993, it's a good learning experience. I always pwd now beforehand.... I think long and hard and never do admin stuff after a glass of wine.

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NZ hotel bans cyclists' Lycra-clad loins

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All because the lady...

love's Milk Tray can't avert her gaze.

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Microsoft explains which cloud security problems are your problem

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Meh

I don't use Azure

No problem

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Web backup biz Monster Cloud monstered after monster price hike

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Re: Surely

No doubt there is a clause in the T&C's that permit them to change the T&C's at any time.

I have yet to find a T&C that does not have this clause.

If it is cheap or free... You are the product or it is a bait and switch scam.

Apologies to the few genuine, honest and sincere service providers out there.

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Zuck: You're still using non-Facebook websites ... I'll put an end to that

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Credit where it is due....

I have to applaud the fact that Facebook are making so many of these initiatives and software systems open source. Although I fear I might need psychiatric treatment, it actually felt good having something positive to say about Facebook.

Of course it is now up to developers put this open source kit to *good* use......

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Woman scales Ben Nevis wielding selfie stick instead of ice axe

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@ the brave AC... Re: A

Yup, I believe everything I read. I now know I am a moron. Thank you for my enlightenment.

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Re: A

No doubt the voting would have been different if some caring soul had died because of this persons lack of foresight. And don't we all put the lives of those that care about our fellow humans at risk with every ill thought out step we take?

I did misread the article and was under the assumption that rescue service personnel were dispatched.

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fucking invoice should be sent to the woman.

Respect in as much as she actually realised what a "p****" she was.

Did national news cover this story? Such potential fools should be aware, it is not their own life they risk. But the lives of rescue service personnel too when embarking on such a venture that would have been severely punished by natural selection in the past.

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Furious English villagers force council climbdown over Satan's stone booty

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Simple signs

on approach stating... "slow obstruction in road". Alternatively turn it into a traffic island with arrowed bollards either side. Then anyone hitting it would be guilty of driving without due care and attention.

Or am I being too sensible about this?

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Glum, depressed ... and addicted to Facebook, Twitter? There's a link, say medical eggheads

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Which came first?

The depression or the social media?

Which is the cause and which is the effect?

I know viewing the posts of "friends" on social media depresses me. Empty vessels make most noise.

Why am I here making a comment? Do I really have a sense of self importance and a strong desire to be noticed?.. No and yes, errr yes and no, Mmmmm yes and yes. Fuck it, I want to kill you all. How dare you make me think.

Need a confused icon to express how I often feel when faced with such interpretations of reality, I also need social media to tell me what I really want. And advertising to tell me what I need.

Need an insane icon, or a societal product icon so I have an excuse for being me.

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Microsoft introduces yet another Skype for Windows 10

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Rather pay

for a phone call... POTS has been consistent during my lifetime. Although not "free".

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Met plod commissioner: Fraud victims should not be refunded by banks

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Re: Tar everyone with the same brush

Yup, it's never ending. I am thinking of becoming a labourer of some sorts. My mind might be getting useful cues. But my gut is getting larger sitting on my ass all the time. Less stress too. Anyone want a hole digging, or some shelves stacking?

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Re: Tar everyone with the same brush

Yes, you should get out more.

Seriously, similar here, reviewing system logs everyday is a pain that many can't be bothered with. I am paranoid too because there are many people out there way smarter than I am.

I was hammered by a Chinese IP address a couple of days ago for an hour and a half using the Jsky scanner. Loud as fuck... script kiddie. They managed to get a directory listing for one folder. Thanks to that attack I fixed the leak.

And did I say you should get out more :-)

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Temporary work from home

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Need outgoing types

I am not a management or promoter type, I'm a just tenacious designer, coder that sits in the background making other people look good. I am not an outgoing person that is good at selling myself or what I can do, although I don't have Asperger syndrome either, perhaps borderline ;-)

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"Is anybody here interested in starting up a website/forum/portal venture for UK freelancers looking for remote teleworking?"

Yes... Not interested in getting rich by selling user data... Want simple T&C's. Happy to charge employers for finding them people they employ. Never want to impose fees on those seeking work. Have a strong set of self imposed ethics and standards. I know a bit about everything IT. 25+ years in IT from 1st line to management.. I currently build websites.

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Tracy Emin dons funeral shroud, marries stone

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She is lucky

that such a thing makes her happy and feel secure.

Meanwhile, I have reality and rationalism to temper my euphoria.

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What to call a £200m 15,000-tonne polar vessel – how about Boaty McBoatface?

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Ice seagul

Say it quick :-)

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How Microsoft copied malware techniques to make Get Windows 10 the world's PC pest

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@Dan 55... Re: I is dreaming

Was wishing for others... I always run GWX Control after applying *ANY* MS update. Still, have an up vote for mentioning GWX Control panel... I hopes at least some of you are clicking on that donate button :-)

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I is dreaming

of a Windows update that gives the user the option of switching off all windows 10 upgrades and notifications, world peace and cats cuddling dogs.

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Irish shun beer, whiskey in favour of … wine

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Re: Alcohol Action Ireland

"it's allegedly harmful if you have wine on your cornflakes"

Citation, else I am not going to stop.

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Flying Scotsman attacked by drone

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I didn't

down vote you because I thought it was sarcasm. You were being serious? Still can't be bothered to down vote you. In addition, I never down vote someone for grammar/spelling alone. I am aware that there are more than those with English as a first language using the Internet. Then there are the dyslexic too.

Me I'm juste a lornmowere, yu kan tel bi teh whey I worlk :-)

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IBM wants to harden your 'data centre on wheels'. Yes, your car

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Do

vehicles really *need* to communicate with the manufacturer? I can understand the advantages for the manufacturer. However, until the manufacturers can guarantee 100% security and total privacy I feel the risk by far outweighs the benefit to the driver.

My car manages to drive perfectly well without this feature. I really don't see why everything has to be connected to some kind of network, private or public. Should I ever own a "connected" vehicle I will harden it myself... By removing its ability to communicate.

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Microsoft Surface Book: Shiny slab with a Rottweiler grip on itself

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@werdsmith Re: looks much cheaper

Junk already to me... has Win 10 on it,

The "I am happy and I wish to express my content" icon.. because I will never want nor have one.

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Meh

looks much cheaper

than £2k+

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Blundering ransomware uses backdoored crypto, unlock keys spewed

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Happy

Sorts out

the copy/pasters from the coders. I smile.

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Millions menaced as ransomware-smuggling ads pollute top websites

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@Destroy all monsters ... Re: Firefox and NoScript

CSS3 + HTML5 :-) No scripts are required to pretty up a page and validate form content. Send form data to a php page to do the validating. CSS3 does pretty cool animations too. CSS3 menus can also look identical to and perform better than Bootstrap. Yes scripting does have its purposes, I find Ajax particularly useful.

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Like masochism? Run a PC? These VXers want to help you pwn yourself

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Re: User malware support

Nice :-) Same here, although it depends how busy I am. Or mischievous I am, I sometimes let them connect to a VM I used to use for malware analysis. They never seem to notice all the diagnostic/file analysis tool shortcuts on the desktop. They just want to get me to a Paypal gateway as quickly as possible. I am going deaf too ;-) so they have to repeat themselves 2-3 times.

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Samsung PC, laptop owner? Better update the update tool

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Re: uninstall

Yup first thing I do... Un-install all the manufacturers software. And all the trial version software. I visit the device vendor site for updates.

Still loving my NP900X4C.... Awesome bit of kit. Boots into Mint desktop in 10-15 seconds. Windows 7 takes an awful lot longer

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MP wants to stitch 'digital' misuse laws into one bill

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Medium rare

"Police experts state that there are as many as 7 million online frauds a year and 3 million other online crimes. Very many of these go unreported,"

I am pretty sure that trees do indeed fall over in woodland and actually make a noise when no one is around to hear. However, citing figures for unreported crime requires the services of a psychic someone with an agenda and an imagination.

A crime is a crime regardless of method/means... fraud is fraud, libel is libel, unauthorised access is trespass/breaking entering. etc., etc.

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Google-backed British startup ‘stole our code’, says US marketing firm

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Want people to stay

on your website... Has interesting, relevant and useful content ever entered into your tiny algorithms?

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Cyber-crooks now prefer ransomware to botnets. Yep, firms are paying up

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Re: "I am to busy"...

I understand AC.... But one gets what one pays for. And if one gets better than one pays for, they soon don't give a shit for being pissed all over/ignored.

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Sorry...

I am to busy opening this invoice for something I haven't bought from a company I have never heard of to pass a sensible and serious comment.

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Sexism isn't getting better in Silicon Valley, it's getting worse

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Re: Mosf you are missing the point...

I up voted you, because you are indeed very right. And wrote that which I hadn't even thought about. Much respect. What you said is nothing to be AC about... Unless you are in a position which enforces such arcane rule sets.

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International Women's Day?

Because it was a leap year?

Jokingly I asked my partner if there was an international men's day. She said yes 365 of them.

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UK.gov will scrutinise all its Atos contracts following IT cock-up

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Curious

If any of the decision makers are on, have friends and/or relatives on the board of directors of, or are shareholders in Atos.

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Microsoft wants to lock everyone into its store via universal Windows apps, says game kingpin

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Re: Actually...

You forgot the storyline... Although in 95%+ of game releases there is not an engaging one. Identifying with and understanding, hence empathising with game characters adds to the immersion. And is this not why we play games? Immersion and suspension of the mundane?

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My fantasy..

Game devs develop using the Vulcan API. They release Win32/64 and Linux versions. And they ignore UWA.

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Backup bods at Microsoft lose CA audit data after server crash

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Never had confidence in MS to begin with, No problem here.

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Re: Poor dog fooding

Some people might care about this ;-)

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@gerdesj Re: Cloudy bollocks

Same. I trust no one except my self and that trust is flaky.

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Amazon kills fondleslab file encryption with latest Fire OS update

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Dont ever

use a device that the provider has access to the content of for anything one wishes to keep private.

Need an obvious icon

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Android trojan Triada implants itself into older mobes' 'brains'

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Devil

No infection vector mentioned?

So I look at Kaspersky securelist.com and read this...

"The Trojan is installed in the folder containing the system applications,"

How?

I guess one chooses to install an app wrapped around this trojan from an unauthorised download site or Google App Store. Then one ignores all the "this app will access x,y and z and will write to x,y and z" warnings and installs it anyway.

Only those that will install any kind of crap app on their phone need to worry about this.. Most consumers then :-)

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Converged PC and smartphone is the future, says Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth

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Got

a ssh client on my rooted Android phone. Been there for a few years now. Of course this is not a simple point and click environment.

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EU needs a single telco regulator, says Google's top policy wonk

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Mmmm

"EU needs a single telco regulator, says Google's top policy wonk"

Presumably one that can be bought just like the UK Inland revenue.

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Ad-blockers are a Mafia-style 'protection racket' – UK's Minister of Fun

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imho

"Google, Microsoft and Amazon, and the notorious clickbait ad network Taboola."

The above ad networks are blocked at the router, don't need adblock for them.

“Quite simply – if people don’t pay in some way for content, then that content will eventually no longer exist,”

Good... Provide content people are willing to pay for... don't copy/paste another site content into a page and fill that page with ads.

“We need the whole advertising sector to be smarter. If we can avoid the intrusive ads that consumers dislike, then I believe there should be a decrease in the use of ad-blockers,”

True a simple text description that is silent, does not popup/over and does not obscure content.

“Government stands ready to help in any way we can - as long as this does not erode consumer choice," he said. Which he didn't have to - consumer choice clearly means being able to apply whatever end-user filtering you want. Doesn't it?

Yes, and I always will, regardless of any government help interference.

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Nearly all cloud ERP projects will 'fail' by 2018, reckons Gartner

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Holmes

"However, according to Gartner,....

vendors are also guilty, putting self-interest ahead of their customers."

No Shit?

ERP is not the only area where self interest is dominant.

Why are Gartner rated for stating the fsckin obvious time after time?

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You know how we're all supposed to automate now? Dark web devs were listening

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Mmmm

"..removes the pesky need to learn the coding skills needed to hack into websites through exploiting SQL injection flaws or other vulnerabilities."

Thought the Metasploit framework had done much of what this tool does already.

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Bill Gates can’t give it away... Still crazy rich after all these years

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Re: You could argue..

And you could pay someone to piss into Trumps coffee.

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Re: Humanitarian!!

10 billion? I would buy an island, a deep bunker, lot's of porn and fine wine. And then nuke the fskin lot of you out of fear of being called selfish.

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