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* Posts by ken jay

23 posts • joined 26 Oct 2008

The internet just BROKE under its own weight – we explain how

ken jay

my view on the broken internet as a system admin

My belief is that hackers have found a way to access bgp on most main backbones grabbing certain types of traffic to their own c&c servers and others breaking bgp by attempting to access the routes by bgp all thanks to the article on the internet by yourselves

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08/07/bgp_bitcoin_mining_heist/

I have worked with bgp and thought that the security to access bgp was usually higher than most people with root access to internal servers and talked about in hushed tones around the aircon intake and cisco routers.

no the internet is not filling up, we dont need to rush to buy new equipment but theres a war going on behind tcp-ip between the hackers and the NSA who both want to take over this space because of what you can do to the routed data.

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Techies Ahoy! Amazon Web Services has a roadshow just for you

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Pretty good PR having the AWS customer story from liverpool football club thats gotta be worth the lols just being there seeing mancunians rip them to shreds.

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You've got two weeks to beat off Cryptolocker, GameoverZeus nasties

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hang on havent we been told for the last 18 years that we should be carefull of what we click and always check that you know the sender and you are expecting this email. last virus i got was on the amiga. last malware was just the usual stuff thats detected by avg free and malwarebytes. i think this is just a ruse to make you not look into the NSA or GCHQ revelations. i think our hardware has a better chance of hiding the main threat to privacy and online safety and probably is. paranoia rules.

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University boffins build snoop-spotting snitch app

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at last an app i would pay for

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Boffins baffled after Sun fails to fry satellites

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and?

This is not even new news, i have been watching http://www.youtube.com/user/Suspicious0bservers on youtube for over a year, if you feel like catching up on some real sun science feel free to watch the last 365 days of the 4 min news posts.

I feel there is a correlation between sunspots, pole reversal and the heliosphere but due to there not being 100000 years of data i am unsure if we have a new maunder minimum or little ice age on the horizon maybe in another 10000 years of real data will we know this.

The IPCC have gone very quiet and countries are waking up to the false information that has been shovelled down our throats just to find a way to tax us for using the sun.

Next thing will be C/2012 S1 (ison) blowing up or reawakening the sun who knows as most people to see this have been dead for a few hundred years.

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Sueballs lobbed at Tosh, Samsung and LG over 'optical disk cartel'

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ok for the corporations

What about us.. i have paid between £25 and £1000.00 for these devices over the last 20 years or rather they are making the rich even richer why not help the consumer for a change who made them rich.

I really do not care about dvd`s nowadays while we have plenty of storage for mounting them and less and

less reason to spend so long wasting money and time on single use media.

Maybe we need someone to look into the monopoly the dvd rewriting people have secured themselves.

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Adobe demands 7,000 years a day from humankind

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average joe

never will waste my time reading unenforceable junk, so what if a company feels the need to enforce a EULA i just do not care. people should realise though that any software installed will always have a way to phone home and you should do your best to block all applications from seeking their masters over the internet.

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Guild Wars 2 game review

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not yet polished enough

not sure why people say this is a wow killer, its a nice addition but with no long term prospects.

i was lvl 80 on first char in 2 weeks, i finished story line in 3 weeks well before all the bugs were resolved.

its nothing new, no mounts, no clothes or decorations and only 1 way to fight. oh also same quests etc etc

i will give them a +10 on refunds i can now spend the recycled game money on more beer.

remember the distance selling rules guys and if the game is not your cup of tea get a refund while you can.

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Apple wins second round of Samsung patent slugfest

ken jay

lol i just hate every IT company equally.

after 30 years in IT i just want to be a road sweeper with a nokia thats used as a phone and have no technology in my home due to all this fighting about stuff people like me and you other older users invented in the first place.

worst thing that happens in any country is that good IT people suddenly become managers and owners taking away the things we all invented by rewriting code and pulling in a patent.

worst idea of my life was thinking portable computing was the way to go

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German court turkey-slaps Motorola in patent case

ken jay

Oh Dear the end of the world is nigh

i see this as a war against programmers, how many people in the 1980`s saw an idea and copied the effect by writing their own version of that code because they liked it.,

i wrote code that would parralax scroll myself. but now computing is out of the hobbyist`s hands the large companies are seeking to take over the technology from the people who actually were the innovators of the original ideas.

unfortunately for apple i will never buy a macintosh or a fondleslab both use stolen ideas made by the users.

be nice please i am trying to make a valid point not troll or be stupid :)

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Two weeks 'til the internet disappears, for 58 Fortune 500 companies

ken jay

remind you of y2k bug lol

any self respecting system admin that has servers go dark deserves to work at mcdonalds in my opinion i dont know whats scarier, the reg posting scare-ware stories or the dns changer malware.

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Microsoft ejects DVD playback from Windows 8

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Ninite.com is the dogs

Use ninite.com download installer to networked storage and run to install your fav apps. the best bit is that if you run it again it will automatically update all your apps for you as well.

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Jobs: 'I'll spend my dying breath destroying Android'

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not only did he see himself better than the pc market he wanted to control how we used phones, total ass, macintosh screwed over the kids in the 80`s now iphone imac and idontgiveaflyingfcuk tries to do it again, we need something that kids are allowed to play with so we invent better not something that takes us back to the 90`s

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Solar panel selling scam shown up by sting

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Why does the government not step in

The electric supply problem would be easily fixed if the government gave all the low income families solar panels and the money generated went to pay for the systems over say 10 - 15 yrs after the 15 years the panels would be old and need updating but at least in that time there would of been locally sustainable electric added to the grid.

only problem i see is what would we do with all the tile makers and slate quarries.

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Earth may be headed into a mini Ice Age within a decade

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Coat

hang on a sec

we know nothing of the way the universe works we do not have enough data or understanding yet.

We have only just started gathering data on the sun and 400 yrs ago the earth was flat, the periodic table was almost empty in 1970 now look at it of you did any type of science in the 1970`s

so until someone has gathered data for at least 10000 years we will never understand or be able to proove or disproove the earths cycles against sunspot activity because we really need data to overlap.

just my 10p`s worth

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Darling confirms telephone line tax

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why us

Do you know that i feel like i am paying twice for the internet nowadays. not only have i paid the higest price for the biggest service for 15-20 yrs now i have to help people who are not that interested in the internet get online, what a farce next we will be bringing back sunlight tax oh sorry that probably comes under the carbon and c02 taxes .

getting really fed up with the uk :)

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Mystic Met Office abandons long range forecasts

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weatheraction

where is the so called proof that weatheraction were wrong ?, i have followed their weather data for the last 12 months they do not say (like the met) these predictions will be 100% but that there is a good chance due to solar activity and climate models that the weather will be pushed north or south, the latest report can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eSD5bMqCoE

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TalkTalk steps up attack on government

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Broadband stealth tax

I have been an internet user since before we had a graphical internet, in those days i had to call a national number and pay through my nose to connect to the internet via a london gateway.

i have moved with the times probably subsidising not only BT but telewest, blueyonder, virgin now o2 and bethere.

my question is i have been an early adopter for 20 yrs now, i have always had to pay premium prices for services for all of this time. so my main question is where did all that money i paid to BT and the cable companies go. not pnly have i paid my fair share of money to these companies so that they can supply me with what i need/want they now want a bigger share of my funds so i can pay for something i thought i was paying for.

no privatised company should be allowed to get away with what they are getting away with, the early adopters have already paid this money out so that everyone else has the ability to connect to the internet cheaply, I suggest that the government goes to these people in rural areas and gets them to pay the extra money for the services like they already do when they need a road or electricity and gas running to out of the way places.

I for one will be looking at my internet usage and cutting down in the future as nowadays we spend more time than ever searching for what we want on the internet and we spend far too long checking that the latest email is a scam.

when the uk`s services get as good as sweden or tiawan or any other third world country then i will gladly pay extra but i will not pay any more stealth taxes to help fat cats get rich while the rest of us subsidise low standard access.

Ken Jay

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Remote IT support tool hijacks customer webserver

ken jay

lol

calls himself an administrator thats definately a 5 minute job

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Bing passes Yahoo! in Google runner-up stakes

ken jay

captive audience

what a load of twaddle, how can it be said that M$ bling has surpassed yahoo excite ect when you are forced to search via it.

i want a search engine thats not paid to push search results on how much cash you pay , i just want to search for what i am searching for with no paid ads

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The Pirate Bay punts BitTorrent cloaking device

ken jay

looks dodgy

i think i will wait till april the 2nd to make judgement :)

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Google: Guinea pig brainwaves prove video ads 'compelling'

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Thumb Down

bah another con

just when we thought advertising was running out of steam a so called web app come spam search engine supplier thinks we are even more gullible and wish to use the bandwidth we pay for to splurt more uselessness at us

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