* Posts by adnim

1760 posts • joined 11 Apr 2007

IT boss 'set up fake companies to charge his employers $2.4m'

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Re: Hum?!

Not always, some of us are honest.

My last employer was an multinational American corporation. And despite having full access to everything on the server, desktops and portables, including T+A, payroll systems, BACS etc. I am still a poor man financially. Integrity wise, something I value over money, I am quids in.

A divine being I ain't. I just set my own standards and adhere to them, in spite of the temptations.

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World religions stake out positions on Pokemon Go

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Re: Help me...

AFAIK... It is about collecting virtual things from real world locations.

If said virtual things can be sold for real money, there may be a point to hunting them down, a cost/benefit analysis would be required.

Said virtual things do provide bragging rights to those that also collect said virtual things, so if you have an e-peen that you like to wave about to fellow collectors of said things, there maybe benefits to your ego.

I cannot see any other potential advantage to fsckin around with this stuff. Oh wait... one might get to poke a dead body with a stick. And the gene pool might get a bit of cleansing as some walk into moving traffic whilst focused on a 5"x3" screen.

Joke, meh, doh, stop, go, fail?.... lol most icons seem appropriate.. I won't use one.

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Bosses at UK infosec biz Quadsys confess to hacking rival reseller

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Meh

Security professionals?

Professional enough to hack into a rivals database.

Amateur enough to be caught.

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Schrödinger's cat explained with neutrinos

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Paris Hilton

Nothing is determined

until it is observed. And even then, observers tend to observe what they want to observe.

Apparently according to the Schroedinger wave equation, observation aka measurement collapses the wave function. Were every single one of these Neutrinos observed before being sent off to the distant detector?

I love thinking about this stuff, counting sheep and writing code in my head at bedtime gets tedious.

Paris, because I would never look to her for intellectual stimulation.

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Oz boffins cook quantum computing out of mothballs

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Shiraz

gets me into a super imposed spin state, although its not very stable at any temperature

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Broadband / Phone provider sought

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Update

Been with Utility warehouse for a few months now. I can't complain. Connection speed is a meg up on Sky. They DON'T charge me for services I do not use... Unlike Sky who charged me for NOT using Sky TV.

Once during the early hours of the morning.... 3-4am a few weeks ago broadband was down for 10-15 mins.. I have not noticed any other downtime. They email me to tell me my bill is ready a week before they take the funds from my account... My static IP address was free, further static IP's are a fiver. So far so good. I have not noticed any traffic shaping or throttling.

Smiley cos I smiling

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Jokes of no more than 2 lines

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Doctor, doctor

I went to see my doctor yesterday and he told me that I have to stop masturbating.

When I asked why, he said... "I am trying to examine you".

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The Reg Coding competition – 10 times as hard as the last one!

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A real challenge would be

names and scores to be read from a file of any common use document or image file format such as

odt, ods, doc, docx, pdf, rtf, xml, html, png, jpg or gif.

However I would expect more than a Facebook controlled toy and a gaming system as a reward

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...consideration to proper design?

Self taught, not sure what proper design is. My fail I guess.

Note: none of my code has been exploited yet but I suspect that is due to the obscurity of the sites on which it is being run rather than my coding skill.

Procedural PHP 49 lines.

OO PHP 110 lines.

I notice the sample data file has been corrected.

Should I enter? Perhaps I should search "PHP proper design considerations" before I submit my Stack Exchange copy/paste solution.

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It's 2016 and Windows lets crims poison your printer drivers

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Re: Software contains bugs

.."Win10 has supposedly been re-written from the ground up".

Wasn't that Vista?

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Google slammed over its 'free' school service

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Re: And is anyone surprised?

( Untick the box if you don't wish to be data-raped: ☑ ) That is opt out

This is opt in: ( Tick the box if you wish to be data-raped: ☐ ) This should be the default.

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Hackers: Ditch the malware, we're in... Just act like a normal network admin. *Whistles*

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Re: Once in

Exactly my thoughts, you beat me too it, have an up!

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Are you an Olympian of software, a titan of tech? Prove it in our coding competition

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Or

45 lines of php, probably less for a skilled php coder.

No error checking other than the working directory can be written to.

No checking that the data file does not contain anything nasty and presuming it is formatted as per the specification.

That was fun, doing things with PHP I don't normally do.

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Is it safe to presume

1) Decathlon.dat will be in the working directory of the code.

2) error checking for the existence of the dat fail sorry file will not be required. As it will be there in the right place, guaranteed. And the entrant will not be penalised for such lax coding practice as NOT checking a files existence and the ability to read it before parsing it.

3) error checking for typos in the .dat file will not be required. As BrowserUk pointed out, the format of the dat file does not match the specification.

Coding for perfect input data is easy. Handling every possible error scenario might take a few more lines of code....

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Queensland creep cops charged with snooping through police records

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A brush

and help lifting the carpet?

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Energy companies aren't going to slurp your personal data. Honest

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Nothing to worry about...

As it is a politician that is giving assurances

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Facebook suicide hotline

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I can't help being cynical

"The person will then receive a message from Facebook stating that someone is concerned about them, as well as links to resources such as suicide prevention hotlines."

No sponsored links to local gun smiths or pharmacies then?

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Austrians are most likely to bare all on beaches

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I read the title as

"Australians are most likely to bear all on breaches".

Funny that, this being an IT news site.

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Astroboffins' discovery gives search for early life a left hand. Or right

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I know, obvious is not scientific proof,

but I can live with this...

"All the amino acids in living creatures are left-handed, which is the bit that interests astrophysics: why did Earth end up with those molecules and not others?"

Possible answer in following paragraph?

"Chiral molecules have been found in bits of asteroid, and left-handed forms typically dominate"

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Kraftwerk versus a cheesy copycat: How did the copycat win?

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What did the drummer...

get on their music exam paper?

Saliva

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Surface Book nightmare: Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug

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My sympathy

to MS victims good luck and buy bye

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Supernova bubble clocked at 19,000,000 km/h

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Why indeed the observable Universe may not be spherical...

"Although the remnant is approximately circular, there are clear differences in the speed of the blast wave in different regions. The speed in the right and lower right directions is about twice as large as that in the left and the upper left directions."

I think the Universe is cat shaped

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Gov to pull plug on online ID verification portal Gateway in 2018

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Pull the plug?

"The deal to pull the plug on Gateway - which is most importantly used for self-assessment tax users - has gone to Dell for £819,686."

I do it for a tenner...

"shutdown -h now"

Reach for three pin.... pull

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Official: Microsoft's 'Get Windows 10' nagware to vanish from PCs in July

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Re: I'll believe it when I see it...

"And will they fix the crappy slow 'checking for updates' problem on Win 7? Probably not..."

Not while MS telemetry servers are hogging bandwidth sucking data from all the users who fell for Windows 10. + those who failed to notice the telemetry updates to Win 7...

ads.bing.com Forbidden Domain

adserver.bing.com Forbidden Domain

win.data.microsoft.com Forbidden Domain

vortex-win.data.microsoft.com Forbidden Domain

settings.data.glbdns2.microsoft.com Forbidden Domain

Is there a comprehensive list of MS domains to block... maybe I should just block their whole IP address space... Still using Win 7 though on one machine. Old habits die hard.

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Long term sick-note abuser Misco not losing nearly as much money

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Misco

Not exactly cheap?

I wanted to sack them for cheaper local alternatives when responsible for IT purchasing.

I wasn't allowed to because of the corporate contract. (Even local, small scale supplier, alternatives were cheaper than the corporate pricing we were offered).

Not dealt with Misco for 10+ years, perhaps they have changed? Rhetorical question... I don't care.

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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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A

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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