* Posts by Fatman

1507 posts • joined 6 Apr 2008

Sony sued by ex-staff over daft security, leaked privates

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Re: "This won't take us down. You should not be worried about the future of this studio."

It's times like this that I wish "Google Translate" had a "Business Bullshit-to English" or "Marketing PR Spin/Lies-to-English" option.

FTFY!!!!

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Re: Too early to judge

It's quite possible that their IT people tried and tried and tried to get Sony's upper management to invest in proper security, but their business case analyses were rejected and they were told to go away.

You may be right on that one.

IIRC, their CSO (or similar position) recently (i.e. within the last year) left, perhaps because he could not do his job properly because of the executive decision to cut corners.

Only time will tell (assuming he isn't gagged by a NDA).

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Sony manglement

Probably thought the money could be better spent on their bonuses.

Or, IIRC, attempts to placate a loudmouth activist stockholder who has since dumped his stock in SPE.

Thanks Google:

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jul/29/entertainment/la-et-ct-loeb-demands-sony-spinoff-20130729

http://www.cnet.com/news/sony-rebuffs-hedge-funds-plan-to-spin-off-entertainment-unit/

and, as a result of that effort:

http://www.neontommy.com/news/2014/04/culver-city-not-likely-feel-direct-impact-sony-pictures-layoffs

finally, we see his end game:

http://deadline.com/2014/10/sony-daniel-loeb-third-point-stock-sale-857117/

Bastard!!!

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Linux systemd dev says open source is 'SICK', kernel community 'awful'

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Linux community "support".

They need a cattle prod up their arses.

Does anyone know where the BOFH is today?

A side note, there is quite a bit of hostility toward those who pose questions without taking the time to do the research Google the fucking problem; and expect "hand holding".

I have had my share of issues with GRUB 2 and booting from partitions, with the partition's GRUB install fucked by an update to GRUB. It took some serious Googling, but I finally came to understand what is getting fucked up, and how to prevent future clusterfucks. It turns out, I am using GRUB in a manner that the developers do not recommend, (installing GRUB to a partition), but they do not prevent you from installing GRUB in such a manner..

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Microsoft pulls a patch and offers PHANTOM FIX for the mess

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Linux

Another "Patch Tuesday" FUBAR

I thank $DEITY my employer long ago got rid of that unholy mess called Windows WindblowZE.

Icon tells the story -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------->

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Tor takes off the gloves after sustained staffer harassment

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Re: Cyber Bullying or a Paradox?

If there is any woman under your table, I hope she has a pair of scissors machete and knows how to use them it.

FTFY!!!

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Drone in NEAR-MISS with passenger jet at Heathrow airport

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Re: not very big

Losing BOTH engines in this scenario would be quite an achievement!

IIRC, quite some time back, a 727 lost all three engines, and yet was able to land safely, no doubt in part to a well skilled pilot.

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Yes, Obama has got some things wrong on the internet. But so has the GOP

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Re: Common sense

It is a different matter altogether for online purchases. You have to ascertain where the customer lives and keep track of 9600 tax codes.

EXACTLY, and, there is the extreme possibility, that due to the way municipal boundaries may arise, two addresses that are adjacent to one another may be in different municipalities.

Or one side of a street is in municipality A and the other side of the street is in municipality B. Then, consider the metropolitan areas, where the county line may run down the middle of a street; or the possibility where a state line runs down the middle of a street.

Hello nightmare!!!! You might have to have an address database that contains all of the 'exceptions' to the rules.

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Re: Oh, the republicans think, AC ...

It's supposed to be "government of the people, by the people, for the people"

s/people/corporations/

and you will have it correct.

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Why, hello there, Foxy... BYE GOOGLE! Mozilla's browser is a video star

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Re: Well, I've had it with Firefox

I've merely ditched the latest and gone back to Ver 27, when things were much saner.

I installed v 29, and got stung by that Australis crap, and re-install v 28, and plan to stay there.

If FF continues to 'decline' in usability, then it is something else.

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Linus Torvalds releases Linux 3.18 as 3.17 wobbles

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Re: Linux future

Dunno, but the thought of it is making me want to go learn how to drive a bus

But, LT would be the wrong target; now, if you were aiming at the authors of systemd, then.......

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Vendor lock-in is truly a TERRIBLE idea ... says, er, Microsoft

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Re: Pull the other one!...Let's deconstruct that a bit.

Let's deconstruct that a bit. "If you don't buy my product, then you should be fired".

I believe that there is an extraneous word in that quote, and I will leave it to the reader to determine which word I am referring to.

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RE: "Nuances"

A good command and understanding of the English language and the ability to detect the subtle nuances of (double) speak the aroma of bullshit is still required by readers of Microsoft propaganda.

FTFY!!!

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So this Saudi Prince calls and asks why he can't watch movies ...

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Re: Computer stupidities...

Sometimes I just can not fathom the level of stupidity that supposedly educated people exhibit when it comes to computers.

I have had my share of urgent calls for help that, upon reflection were easily solved/understood; but the fact that a computer is involved, the caller has a dramatic leave of their senses.

A recent one involved a frantic call on a Saturday morning. Ms. (L)user calls me from her cell phone demanding to know when am I going to fix her computer - it doesn't work, and the office lights are out. I remote into the building's management system, and see that the power is completely out, and only essential systems are operating on a backup generator. I call the power company, and find out, that due to a semi hitting a pole, the feeder line to the entire area is down, and it will be at least 2 more hours before power will be restored.

I call Ms. (L)user back, and tell her to 'go home' as she will be sitting there doing nothing for at least 2 hours while the downed line is repaired.

THAT WASN'T GOOD ENOUGH!! and she called my boss (the CIO) and screamed and yelled at her. My boss (I later found out) did exactly the same thing I did, and got the same answer, and told Ms. (L)user exactly the same.

THAT STILL WASN'T GOOD ENOUGH!!, so she called up the CEO (who also happens to be a part owner of the company), and bitched at her: We (me and my boss) were not helping her with her computer problems.

BIG mistake! I happen to work for a company where the CEO does have some tech smarts; she remoted into the management system, and saw exactly what we saw: all three phases dead on the line side of the main circuit breaker. She too called the power company, and got the same response from them. She (the CEO) called Ms. (L)user back, and told her that repairs was going to take all day, and that she should go home. and that she (the CEO) wanted to discuss the manner in which IT provided its "services" to her first thing Monday morning.

Monday morning came, and Ms. (L)user, my boss and I were summoned to the CEO's office. Ms. (L)user was invited to "express" her issues with the way we had provided our services.

Ms. (L)user narrated her interactions with me to the CEO. I was asked a simple question: "Is this a correct recitation of the events?" Since it was, I answered in the affirmative. Ms. (L)user then did the same for my boss, who also indicated that the recitation was accurate. Of course, the CEO knew exactly what was said between herself and Ms. (L)user. What happened next was absolutely beautiful (from a 'getting satisfaction' perspective).

The CEO stood up, and looked Ms. (L)user straight in the face and screamed at the top of her lungs: "What part of `there has been a major area wide power failure, and repairs will take some time DO YOU NOT FUCKING UNDERSTAND???`

Ms. (L)user sat there with a 'deer in the headlights expression' on her face.

"I think your 'talents' are better suited for a job where the only knowledge you are required to possess is the ability to ask the person on the other side of the counter: `Do you want fries with that?` Clear out your desk, you don't work here anymore."

My CEO is of the opinion that in order to work for our company, you need to possess some basic skills, and Ms. (L)user seems to be deficient in that area, and the manner in which she handled the situation strongly suggested that she was not capable of `being educated`. Good riddance!

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FCC bigwig grills Netflix: If internet fast lanes are so bad, why did YOU build them?

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Re: What a farce

Does the FCC really believe the public is going to fall for these obvious lies?

It is all about traffic flows, and the path the traffic takes. I have posted a traceroute from my location to netflix:

Hop Hostname IP Time 1

1 toy-box-2.local 192.168.1.4 0.098

1 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.1 0.637

1 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.1 0.645

3 72-31-xxx-xxx.net.bhntampa.com 72.31.xxx.xxx 13.217

4 ten1-0-0.tamp82-cts1.bhn.net 71.44.17.18 21.675

5 ten0-1-0-3-4.tamp20-car1.bhn.net 71.44.3.16 19.709

6 ten0-13-0-0.orld71-CAR1.bhn.net 71.44.1.209 20.106

7 72-31-188-174.net.bhntampa.com 72.31.188.174 18.780

8 10.bu-ether15.orldfljo00w-bcr00.tbone.rr.com 66.109.6.98 22.116

9 bu-ether18.atlngamq47w-bcr01.tbone.rr.com 66.109.1.72 39.166

10 107.14.17.188 107.14.17.188 28.116

11 67.106.215.89.ptr.us.xo.net 67.106.215.89 27.396

12 vb2001.rar3.nyc-ny.us.xo.net 207.88.13.10 88.763

13 te-3-0-0.rar3.dallas-tx.us.xo.net 207.88.12.2 85.409

14 vb12.rar3.la-ca.us.xo.net 207.88.12.46 83.696

15 207.88.14.234.ptr.us.xo.net 207.88.14.234 83.911

16 216.156.84.6.ptr.us.xo.net 216.156.84.6 81.967

17 xe-2-2-0-955.jnrt-edge02.prod1.netflix.com 69.53.225.30 83.618

18 te1-8.csrt-agg02.prod1.netflix.com 69.53.225.10 84.773

19 netflixinc.com 69.53.236.17 83.532

As you can see, and if this were to represent a movie download, traffic flows from Netflix through XO Communications to end up at my ISP (BrightHouse). Also, look how it gets bounced around within XO's network. All of these segments are places for contention, and there are at least 2 instances where transit and peering come into play (Netflix -> XO, and XO -> BrightHouse). Transit costs money, and out of balance peering can lead to disputes (Cogent, anyone?)

Joe Sixpack can't get that because Joe Sixpack has SHIT for brains, and is incapable of dissecting the issue, which, I am sorry to say, is quite muddled; and due to inaccurate and misleading information posted on the web, not as cut and dried as many think.

NOW, if Netflix had a direct connection to BrightHouse, then the traceroute might look like this (it would depend on where the two would interconnect):

Hop Hostname IP Time 1

1 toy-box-2.local 192.168.1.4 0.098

1 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.1 0.637

1 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.1 0.645

3 72-31-xxx-xxx.net.bhntampa.com 72.31.xxx,.xxx 13.217

4 ten1-0-0.tamp82-cts1.bhn.net 71.44.17.18 21.675

5 ten0-1-0-3-4.tamp20-car1.bhn.net 71.44.3.16 19.709

6 ten0-13-0-0.orld71-CAR1.bhn.net 71.44.1.209 20.106

7 72-31-188-174.net.bhntampa.com 72.31.188.174 18.780

8 10.bu-ether15.orldfljo00w-bcr00.tbone.rr.com 66.109.6.98 22.116

9 bu-ether18.atlngamq47w-bcr01.tbone.rr.com 66.109.1.72 39.166

10 xe-2-2-0-955.jnrt-edge02.prod1.netflix.com 69.53.225.30 83.618

11 te1-8.csrt-agg02.prod1.netflix.com 69.53.225.10 84.773

12 netflixinc.com 69.53.236.17 83.532

Which would cut XO out of the loop, and move the traffic flow from Netflix -> BrightHouse. BrightHouse may see relief in its transit/peering arrangements with XO.

Netflix almost certainly pays XO for transit, so Netflix may see a reduction in its transit costs; but the real winners is the rest of the traffic that flows through that path. It would not have to contend with the volume of traffic from Netflix clogging an already crowded lane.

So, I have to ask the FCC: "How is this a bad dea????"

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Sony Pictures struggles as staff details, salaries and films leaked

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Re: We are reaching manglement orbit. Prepare to disembark!

Right idea, but wrong on the exit strategy. It should be:

"Please put away your trays, and return your seats to the upright position. Buckle your seat belts and be prepared to pull the ejector lever in the event of air craft disintegration. Once again, thank you for flying Pwned Airlines."

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Feds dig up law from 1789 to demand Apple, Google decrypt smartphones, slabs

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Re: still have a backdoor though right?

So its OK for someone to get your Phone, and by proxy your gmail / iTunes accounts? Not sure about the latter, but the former can be used to purchase BIG TICKET Items like Phablets or that Google Glass that I've been hearing so much about lately.

Which was the point I was trying to get across to a colleague who is half my age (BTW, I qualify as a `greybeard`).

He thought Apple Pay was a Good Idea and I called him out on it.

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Globe-spanning SEA-ME-WE 3 sea cable feared cut, broken or ...

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RE: the idea that you can just trust it blindly is of course foolish.

What the fuck do you expect from beancounters??

All they know is how to save money enlarge the executive bonus pool. They could care squat about such "techy" things like latency, and resiliency, until they hit a slowdown loading Failbook or Twatter.

THEN they are all over your ass!

"The `internet` is slow."

Is it Beer O'Clock yet???

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Re: Can't be dolphins at that depth.

There's lots of other groups that would sink that low.

I can think of two:

ACS in the UK, and

the principles behind Prenda Law in the US of A.

ElRegf has done many articles on both.

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Vendors coalesce around 'MGBase-T' 2.5/5 Gbps Ethernet

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RE: This looks like marketing puff.

I very well may be, but there is s shitload of OLD plant that could benefit from increasing speed.

For the beancounters, replacing NICs and speccing better NICs on equipment refresh may be more cost conscious than ripping up plant, especially IF it involves ripping out plant in leased premises.

No beancounter trying to fund executive bonuses is going to authorize a rip and replace on premises that have a short term left on a lease, with no guarantee that their company will be able to obtain favorable lease terms for a renewal.

Typical short term thinking executive behavior - kick the can down the road.

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FOUR, count 'em, FOUR big rockets launching in next seven days

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Chinese sat launch

The launch crew will be crossing fingers and toes that this launch goes to plan. Its predecessor, CBERS 3, failed to reach its assigned altitude and crashed back to Earth just over a year ago and a second failure will see Chinese rocketry experts lose some serious face lined up against the wall.

FTFY!!!

(Because failure is not an option this time!)

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Silver-tongued phish bait lures execs, hooks M&A deals

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Re: Sony, too

This would have been a great way to get to Sony,

RIGHT!!!!!

I had a good laugh at their 'spinning' their incompetence in securing their systems into a hack by the Norks.

Hey Sony, Karma is such a bitch!!

BTW, didn't one of your label's artists have a song titled Karma (Alicia Keys, IIRC Here, take a listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUMC_raxpSc ).

No good deed goes unpunished!

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Device fingerprinting tech: It's not a cookie, but 'cookie' rules apply

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Re: MS Windows

Never mind the websites. Microsoft use device fingerprinting to enforce their Windows licences.

Is that to become illegal?

DAMN good question.

It is already well publicized that with some versions of Windows WindblowZE, certain changes in hardware configuration causes WGA (or whatever they call that piece of shit these days) to spout warnings about being non-genuine. (hint: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Genuine_Advantage#False_positive_rate )

BUT I would not hold my breath, I am sure that accommodations for software integrity mechanisms will be forthcoming.

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Re: to protect your money!

You loaned it to us, and we grudgingly pay you as little as we can get away with in interest (that's a clue as to what sort of site we are)

FTFY!!!!

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NEW, SINISTER web tracking tech fingerprints your computer by making it draw

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Re: and Ghostery tells me,

Excellent!!!

ANOTHER satisfied user of AdBlock+'s Element Hider!!!

One fabulous way to make those plastered with crap ads sites usable!

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US parking operator: YEP, hackers got your names, credit card numbers, secret codes...

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Re: Bah!

I can just about guarantee you it was not the design team that made that decision, but someone in the C suite or just below that.

Quite likely!!!

You know the type - they whine about increasing shareholder value, as they cause the "corporate airplane" to crash and burn.

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Orion: To Mars, the Moon and beyond... but first, a TEST FLIGHT through Van Allen belt

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Re: Architected?

Some commentard wrote:

So even in the early stages of this vehicle, we’ve architected it to have as much natural shielding from the structure and the components that are inside

Followed by:

What's wrong with "designed", "created" or possibly even "built"?

Buzzword bingo at work!

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HACKERS can DELETE SURVEILLANCE DVRS remotely – report

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RE: Connecting your security DVR to the internet is beyond foolish.

How else are you supposed to do lights out management on a shoestring budget???

You know, do MORE with LESS!!!!!

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Sony employees face 'weeks of pen and paper' after crippling network hack

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Re: Did they show their hand too early?

Once you've managed to empty several major fileservers of their precious documents, then you release some drive-eraser malware to obstruct any investigation and take over social media to publicise your good work.

Be careful there!!!

They might sic the MAFIAA after you!!!!

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BOFH: Everyone deserves a little DOWNTIME

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BOFH FAILed here

Sorry, but I don't buy this shit!!!!

BOFH's ALWAYS leave themselves a BACK DOOR if they are any good.

It can be nothing more than an old analog modem connected to a RS-232 port on a POTS line.

Years ago, I worked (according to TPTB, it might be a case of 'fucking off' rather) at a radio station. 1970's cheapo telemetry equipment often went bonkers at the most inopportune time, and if the transmitter site based remote unit lost "sight" of its studio counterpart, it was programmed to kill the transmitter, shutting down the station. That were (IIRC) the rules (according to the Federal Crucifixion Commission) in force at the time.

Getting control meant a 25 mile drive out to the transmitter site, and power cycling the remote unit to 'reset' it. The station's engineer didn't like to do that, so he created this 'black box' that connected to a POTS line. You "call" the 'black box', it answers with a tone, you punch in a (user selectable) authorization code to get a second tone. Then you could press one of the 12 buttons on the DTMF pad and send a command to open/close a relay. He had the "*" button set to cause a one second pulse to trigger a power drop relay on the remote units' power connection. Power goes out, and one second later, it comes back on. Another minute for the two ends to handshake, and all is good. The studio end was programmed to flash a light on the audio control board informing the operator that the telemetry unit had gone off line, and the operator better power cycle the remote end within 15 minutes of the light coming on, or else.....

Nothing pisses off a station owner than the prospect of DEAD AIR.

Now, our BOFH should NOT allow this disaster to be "wasted". Time to get out the spreadsheet, and con persuade the Boss into approving the necessary kit to improve resilience in such situations.

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How to get ahead in IT: Swap the geek speak for the spreadsheet

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Re: Alternatively...

Why does corporate speak even exist? To enable talentless seniors to create the illusion of competence by talking the talk. Why do politics in the workplace exist? Because mistakes need covering up, poor decision making needs spinning and burying, empire builders need dealing with, and the conflicts of territorial unit targets due to flawed organizational structures. IMHO.

IOW - ASS covering

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A WHOPPING 8 million Windows Server 2003 systems still out there

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RE: WTF does that any of that even mean?

It means:

"You can expect a sales professional weasel to show up at your employer with a cattle prod to be used to induce you to buy their wares."

</snark>

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Antarctic ice THICKER than first feared – penguin-bot boffins

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Re: Ah...

What I took away from this was how awesome it is that Ubuntu was used as the OS of choice for an underwater probe ...

Well, they really couldn't have used Windows...now could they???

You know with those Patch Tuesdays and all of that rebooting.

It would have been a damn shame if the sub, while running Windows (for submarines) experienced a BSoD and went to the bottom, only to be never heard from again.

</snark>

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Sony Pictures in IT lock-down after alleged hacker hosing

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Re: Predictable and not going away

Maube a lot of people remember how many peopler were hacked by Sonys rootkit.

Sadly, I am a member of that club; so I have no sympathy for them.

Arrogant bastards.

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You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes

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Re: "new memory related functions which are not fully compatible with Avast."

Avast was operating correctly and detected abnormal behaviour

It detected Windows was running installed on the PC?

FTFY!!!

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Regin: The super-spyware the security industry has been silent about

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Re: This is part of the larger problem with the NSA's dual responsibility in the U.S.

Even if we/you were to split agencies into analysis/operational roles, we all know that the pathways between their buildings would be well worn an enclosed pedestrian bridge.

FTFY!!!

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Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!

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Re: Single point of failure?

Only if the routing tables permit the traffic to bypass GCHQ.

or the NSA.

When I read this, my first thought was that the NSA had bungled a cable tap.

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I need a password to BRAKE? What? No! STOP! Aaaargh!

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Re: Sorry

Soccer moms in land barges, texting while putting on makeup and feeding their offspring OTOH...

Don't get me started.......

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After USA FREEDOM Act's failure, what's next for mass surveillance?

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Re: The "Patriot Act" won't be allowed to die @Ugotta B. Kiddingme

So you have the democrats who represent every fringe element in society and the republicans who represent the wealthy. Where do I fit in?

Short answer: YOU DON'T!!!

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'Internet Freedom Panel' to keep web overlord ICANN out of Russian hands – new proposal

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Re: Shut your pie hole....

...and finish your kool aid!

Someone give me an address, and I will drop ship a 55 gallon drum of it!!!!

</snark>

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First Congress, now top govt watchdog digs into ICANN's internet grab

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Re: US Republicans supporting big government and socialism ... again

I see you managed to get a copy of RMoney's 'talking points' (albeit those for private benefactors).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney_presidential_campaign,_2012#Video_of_private_fundraiser

and the video itself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU9V6eOFO38&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_786897

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Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP

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Re: "storage blob front ends going into an infinite loop, which had gone undetected during fighting"

Microsoft Flight Simulator? which is running on a special version of Windows? ("Windows Aircraft Edition" perhaps)

I really wished I had book marked the page that had the screen shot of the image that I have in mind. It features a pilot and co-pilot at the controls with a BSoD on the screen, with the caption (paraphrasing it a bit mind you) "Where do you want to crash today?"

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So you want to introduce a BYOD plan. Where do you start?

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Re: Whose device is it anyway?

Excellent point, and one made by our CIO to those clowns that tried to persuade the company into allowing BYOD for our employees (those clowns being the sales weasels). What helped crash that 'trial balloon' was the assistance by the company's lawyers in detailing potential legal hurdles (like an employees' device being subpoenaed due to litigation).

BYOD crashed harder than the Hindenberg. (For those of you too young to remember it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindenburg_disaster )

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GT sapphire glaziers: You signed WHAT deal with Apple?

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Re: What were they thinking?

Pushing your suppliers to bankruptcy isn't a recipe for success.

I believe that is called the WalMart way to maximize profits.

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Fasthosts goes titsup, blames DNS blunder

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Re: We are affected :( ... The phones are ringing crazy with our upset clients.

Currently have 3 websites down, email down, our licensing server down, ...

If you are referring to a Mother May I... server that must be accessed so that your customers can use the software that they have paid for, then, I am sorry, but you deserve all of the bitching you will get from customers who have been locked out of their systems, because you will get NO sympathy from me.

YOU chose a DRM solution, now deal with the fall out.

("Why?", others may ask, it is because, for me it is a case of BTDTGTTS.)

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DEATH fails to end mobile contract: Widow forced to take HUBBY's ASHES into shop

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RE: This is why I don't do automatic bill payment.

A lesson a former employer of mine learned the hard way.

He had a 'key person' insurance policy, with the monthly premiums to be automatically deducted from the company's account.

The insurance company screwed up, and, in the first month, deducted 12 months worth of premiums. While that did hurt financially, he assumed that that would be the end of it, and the policy was paid for the full one year term.

But, NO, they insurance company did it again in the second month, deducting 11 months worth of premiums. Now that DID hurt financially (employees did NOT get their paychecks because of it). Insurance agent was less than useless, and the insurance company was busy offering explanations, and excuses, But we had to wait on the refund.

They did it again in the third month, taking out 10 months worth of premiums. Since our bookkeeper was "expecting that it might happen again"; she kept watch on the bank balance, and on the day that automatic deduction tried to post, we hit the bank with am order to refuse to honor the deduction, and not to allow any further deductions from that company.

Soon afterward, we got a new insurance agent, and transferred away the usual business insurance policies away from the old agent, kissing that agent "goodbye" when the term of the 'key person' policy expired.

Lesson learned - YOU control WHO gets paid, and WHEN, not some scumbag company!!!

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BOFH: An UNHOLY MATCH forged amid the sweet smell of bullsh*t

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Re: @ MrDamage "Like money on expensive consultants?" I ask

I was about to write: You do know that analogy also applies to Manglement?

BUT, I don't like how it reads, so let me fix it:

You do know that description1 also applies to Manglement?

1 Seagull: As in "flies in, creates a mess, shits all over the place and then flies off, leaving you to clean up afterward."

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ISPs are stripping encryption from netizens' email – EFF

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WTF?

Re: One does wonder... or at least should wonder.

Or something more sinister?

One could suppose that it may have something to do with governments and their attempts to spy upon internet users.

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Judge: Terror bomb victims CAN'T seize Iran's domain name as compensation

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Re: What else can they seize?

(Permanently as its own property,...

I think the Mexicans might have a few things to add there!

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Mozilla makeover to boost Tor torque, capacity

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"RecogniSe"?? (I thought it was spelled "recogniZe"!!!

"We recogniSe that privacy is not just a functionality on your computer or a setting you can turn on or off, and we're excited to see what we can do to advance privacy online with Polaris."

"Recognise"???- my spell checker Red Flags that one.

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