1289 posts • joined 6 Apr 2008
Re: Tail wagging the dog. "These people need to be whipped"
You beat me to it!!
Re: ...and make it legally enforceable.
At what point did America get taken over by people who think the state can do whatever the hell it likes to whoever the hell it likes, and make it legally enforceable.
In the aftermath of 8/11.
Mt Gox going bust
Wasn't a surprise to me one bit. I knew it was going to happen
MtGox was noting more than a who gets stuck holding the bag when the shit hit the fan.
Seriously, anyone holding onto Bitcoins was a mark to be plundered. The 'smart ones' converted Bitcoin into real money and bailed, leaving others holding the bag.
Not too much unlike holding $Billions in Reichmarks at the end of WWII; they become worthless, and most likely so will Bitcoins. Add that to the laundry list of financial fleecings developed over the centuries. Perhaps this will get its own moniker, like the Ponzi scam.
RE: Whatever has gone wrong ... commonsense amongst professional engineers?
The have been overruled by brain dead beancounters.
All on their knees kissing the ass of massive stockholder profits.
Re: Surprise!...People need to give themselves a shake and stop using MS products!
OH Please, give it a rest.
I hate Microsoft probably as much as you appear to; but save the criticism for when it is truly deserved.
Unless the SCADA system itself is using Windows as the operating system, or uses Windows to effect day to day control, then you are way off base.
So many of these systems were designed to connect via dedicated circuits, and the brain dead PHB's looked at costs, and ordered IT to find ways to cut those costs. Consequently shit never designed to be connected to the public net finds itself wired. Thank the fucking beancounters for that one.
RE: Keeping the numbers down.
It's just a shame more of them don't get HV included in the mix as well. Would help keep the numbers down.
My sentiments exactly.
Imagine if the fiber (or is it fibre?) were 'shielded' by a metal wrap that was connected to something like 12kV? That would hurt as the moron cut through the outer jacket.
TD 'shuffling' the numbers.
I wonder if those responsible are still at TD, or, have they done their Seagull1 assault on TD, and have since flown the coop?
Because, in my mind, if they are still there, then I suspect it is nothing more than a matter of time before the ambulances and the Medical Examiner are called to investigate a case of mass Seppuku at TD HQ. TD once was a good company, but numbers-driven brain dead members of damagement have 'infected it'. And we get to see the sad results. I feel for those that still work there, your manglers have let you down.
1: More notable since TD is headquartered in Flori-duh, a coastal US state.
"Commodity Networking Hardware": Another way to fund the executive bonus pool.
First off, I am NO FAN(boi) of AT&T, but this new mechanism to fund increases in the executive bonus pool is sheer genius.
Get your suppliers to fund it!!!!
If anyone out there thinks, even for one minute that AT&T will reduce their pricing to reflect their lowered equipment costs; then I have some swampland in Flori-duh I have for sale!!!!
IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN!!!!!!
All of this bullshit about cost controls is just crap to feed to the BoD and stockholders.
AT&T execs: "Look at all of the savings we will accumulate, so why shouldn't we participate in the savings?"
It will end up in the pockets of the execs. COUNT on it!!!!
I see that the Microsoft execs have decided on a """promotion""" to the worthy Julie Larson-Green in recognition of all of the hard work done to improve the Windows (8) experience.
Congrats on a "job well done".
Re: Oh wait, the PHB just walked past my office ...
Dying to test out your new kit??
Re: ... and put some serious effort into security.
Didn't you get the memo???????
Security costs money, which can be better used to pad the executive bonus account, or give to the stockholders. Why should we pay out for security????
But, you do know that is the line of thinking of damagement.
Re: @Destroy All Monsters
Also, she forgot to add, this time it must be administered through the anal cavity; in order that you receive maximum benefit from the increased dosage!!!
Q: But what punishment would the ICO give to all the public sector organisations found breaching data protection?
A: A summary execution.
Re: in a free market there's no such thing as a skills shortage
This portion of your last paragraph needs some editing, which I offer below:
However, when the CIOs and their direct reports keep their heads
in the sand up their asses, spend all their time focused on the immediate bettering the next quarter's numbers and not the strategic, this is the inevitable consequence. That's just the cost of being out of touch with market trends.
Hey El Reg, where's the NO SHIT, SHERLOCK icon???
Re: Standard consultant PR
Sorry to be a bit picky; but it would help if you were to show where you fixed the original, using strike through and bold to highlight the changes. I wish this rag would allow underline as it (underline) and strike through are generally accepted methods of indicating changes.
What they don't reveal, for equally obvious reasons, is the percentage of those projects that fail,
despite because of the assistance of consultants and system integrators.
See, now much better.
PS, probably the icon most would like to apply here-------------------------------------->
Re: I can see the future...
"...McToffee, the leading supplier of antivirus software for outlets, switches and lightbulbs!"
I can picture it now, you come home one evening to turn on the light, only to have it still remain off. The control panel is flashing: "software update in progress, please wait". The dammed bulb needs an AV signature update.
Re: $4.31M to $4.2M
I guess someone will have to skip buying lattes at Starbucks for a few months.
Re: That's a shame
Well, someone's gotta pay for Larry's
Re: Oracle press releases
I took a look at the first one listed on the linked page (the one dated September 28, 2011), and could not help but note the date of Mr. Lynch's visit to Oracle:
April 1, 2011, quoting from that press release:
... ‘Some bank’ did not just happen to come to Oracle with Autonomy ‘on a list.’ The truth is that Mr. Lynch came to Oracle, along with his investment banker, Frank Quattrone, and met with Oracle’s head of M&A, Douglas Kehring and Oracle President Mark Hurd at 11 am on April 1, 2011. After listening to Mr. Lynch’s PowerPoint slide sales pitch to sell Autonomy to Oracle, Mr. Kehring and Mr. Hurd told Mr. Lynch that with a current market value of $6 billion, Autonomy was already extremely over-priced. The Lynch shopping visit to Oracle is easy to verify. We still have his PowerPoint slides.”
Wouldn't it be fair to say that Hurd & Co recognized Autonomy as an "April Fool's Day Joke"??????
Re: At least lessons were learnt and not been repeated (yet).
Yet, some dumb ass member of damagement probably touted thecost savings on his CV.
Re: This development could lead to a whole new series of BOFH plots.
Do you mean like using the industrial lazer to incentivise the PHB into giving IT more cash???
Re: Let me get this straight
Problems arise when someone thinks it would be really cool to be able to run their factory from their smartphone, or when they don't want to spend a single extra buck on making the design secure, or when they feel that having to enter passwords is an unacceptable drag on productivity.
In one simple word: MANGLEMENT!!!!!!
Re: Unless it's to make political statement:
Perhaps the miscreants are simply expressing their opinion of the Koch brothers by the selection of the 'target' - a Koch company that makes
toilet paper ass wipes, by equating them (the Koches) with the residue their product removes.
Re: "Patch Tuesdays" for cars?
ONLY if the car maker used Windows For
I can just picture it now, driving along at 70MPH, and all of a sudden the dashboard screen turns blue, and the car comes to a screeching halt!!!!!
Re: can you jailbreak your Prius and install a Ferrari instead?
Don't you WISH!!!!!
Re: Shocked I am
I feel confident that Verizon are doing their utmost to
maximise ruin sharehol customer satisfaction.
Re: Eventually they will get FIOS ...
Eventually they will get FIOS out but until then they are only patching the old system.
Expanding FiOS, I don't think so, and here is a source for that statement:
RE: I'm pretty sure it should be a u
You beat me to it!!!
Re: Best way to awaken the CRAZY
is this Shark Week You're on the rag, again?"
Re: I don't understand any of this
If Apple buys back shares from the shareholders, does the board exercise the voting rights of those shares or do the remaining shareholders get proportional rights over the votes of the Apple-held shares?
In a nutshell, when a company buys back its shares, they are added to the pool of authorized, but unissued stock shares. While in this pool, NO ONE has the voting rights for that stock. They can be subsequently sold in the future by the company if more 'investment' is required.
 Example: Fuster Cluck Co, has authorized the issuance of 1 million shares of common stock, but has sold only 800,000 shares. That means that there is still 200,000 shares available to sell if the company needs more capital if it ever becomes necessary. Until those shares are actually sold, they have no voting rights.
Now, contrast that with this example, Fuster Cluck Co, has sold all one million shares, and still needs capital. It might persuade the current stockholders to authorize the issuance of more shares, at the prospect of diluting the ownership percentage one share represents. With 1 million shares authorized, each share represents 1/1,000,000th of the company. If the stockholders authorize another million, then one share represents 1/2,000,000th of the company. Also, stock in the authorized, but unissued pool do not receive dividends, those dividends are paid only to those who own qualifying shares. One last thing, not all shares in some companies are created equal. There are various classes of stock with differing rights (such as 'Common' vs 'Preferred').
Re: Australis as default?
The simplified interfaces are designed for
mobile devices Joe and Jane Sixpack with tiny screens brains.
Re: Posting negative information about a firm on online firms or actively ...
Who are the NSA and GCHQ doing it for when they do it?
A: Their corporate masters in the (to use Eisenhower's term) 'military-industrial complex'.
The same ones that have 'bought and paid for' gubmint lakkeys doing their bidding.
Re: "Mobile 'killswitch' mandate"
You last sentence needs some editing, as shown below:
In this case as in many others, the government acts with the
best of intent ions, not a plan to harass and suppress the citizens.
There, much better and more accurate (IMHO)
meet the Law of Unintended Consequences...
Leno and Gascón, meet the Law of Unintended Consequences...
Which would be some enterprising hacker getting their mobe number, and bricking that damn thing.
I wonder how long they would wait to repeal it for 'law enforcement and bureaucrats/government officials.
Stupid assholes!!! They can't see the risks for the general populace if hackers were ever able to mass brick people's modes. Additionally, what recourse would one have if the mode was bricked by accident because a clumsy LEO got the number wrong.
"Sorry 'bout that, I was only doing my job!!!"
Re: How much for 2TB?
That might enough for your typical
gung-ho lying out the ass marketroid type to make such a claim.
TD's financial "performance"?
Compensation programmes are to be changed to "better motivate accurate financial reporting and compliance", and tools to document, support and review manual journal entires, and centralise control and finance processes will be introduced.
"If you fucking lie again, we will take you for a ride in the corporate jet, and then kick your ass out the door with a LEAD parachute; with the harness attached to your neck!!!
Re: except for the money it's
If I was an HP shareholder (thank god Im not) I'd be asking why their executive comp is so out of whack compared to their performance.
"""Because we must offer competitive salaries and other forms of compensation in order to attract the best and brightest""" or some other bullshit like that!
Let the guy
do fuck up something before we make fun of him.
Re: In fact-
Can yYou can never recommend anything that runs windows ?!!!!
Re: "Routine security checks alerted us to this problem on Monday morning"
But I smell a
whiff of the putrid stench of rotting bovine manure. I wonder if the phone ringing off the hook from El Reg and concerned users is actually what alerted them to this problem on Monday morning?
Icon appropriate for this fuck up!!!
As another commentard pointed out, one of the downfalls of pointing to externally hosted web page url elements.
Re: How they want to hold my health records.
That said, it's true that capita don't exactly have a brilliant reputation...
You made a mistake, I have corrected it below:
That said, it's true that cRapita don't exactly have a brilliant reputation...
There, much better!!!
Re: And as usual...
the bright staff
take the parachute saw the handwriting on the wall before Dell went private and jump ship got the hell out of there before the mass executions started...
The most appropriate icon for the 'bright staff'.
Re: Avoid the commodity
However companies that use these services need to always remember that nothing in cloud
cuckoo land is under their control and that this will be their biggest vulnerability.
Nope, You had it right (
cloud cuckoo land) the first time!!!
Re: I thought my marching days were over
don't realize cannot comprehend how serious this is.
Re: it would be the biggest step forward in computer security to date.
The next step forward would be to write a virus that replaces WindblowZE installs with Linux.
Sir, how the fuck do you expect a PoS machine to work if it can't talk to the outside world?
Go OLD SCHOOL, and use only the ones that dial a telephone number to complete a transaction.
The majority of those types DO NOT respond to an incoming call on the connected line; thus, the ONLY TIME they are exposed to the outside world is during a transaction, and at the end of the day when the day's totals are sent.
The biggest problem with most "modern" POS systems is that they often use a POS operating system (aka WindblowZE), which we all know is easily FUCKED.
@Trevor_Pott, Re: @MachDiamond
You took that bait, hook, line and sinker.
You fail to see, that in parts of the US, a God Fearing Christian Nation, it is highly unpopular to be anything other than a Born Again Christian. And the commentard you responded to is one such person.
Re: "BuzzFelch"? WTF?
If they only knew the real meaning of Felch.
Re: How about informing us properly, Yahoo?
Is it meant to be under the omg! menu?
In the 'states' there is a syndicated 'media show' (IIRC OMG! The Insider) that is partnered with yaHOO!, perhaps that is where they should have publicized it.
It is quite likely more important than the latest antics of Justin Bieber.
Re: HUD? - modern satnavs Unttil some cracker breaks in
People have been steered into the woods, onto railroad tracks, off of piers, and off road edges.
You forgot airport runways.