Other people do "Hypocrisy". We do "Policy"
Isn't that the standard corporate mantra these days ?
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Other people do "Hypocrisy". We do "Policy"
Isn't that the standard corporate mantra these days ?
Microsoft are a Gold-level ($25K-50K) contributor to the OpenBSD foundation:
Are they deadly afraid of large railway viaducts, the UK's only hat museum and Conference League football teams ?
Once again, Scott Adams was on the money over 20 years ago:
...and that's why I'm sat in a disciplinary hearing dressed as Batman.
(Hey, it's better than the usual "Dress for the job you WANT, not the one you HAVE" line)
I've had to deal with notices for IP addresses that don't belong to us, and one in a 10-net that wasn't even in use on our local network at the time.
They got told to stop making stuff up in the first case, and to read RFC1918A in the second.
I usually find that when a notice comes in for newly-pirated material, the machine is most likely compromised (and being used as a warez depot) but older films/music/games are more likely to have been downloaded by the user. Getting take-downs for ten-year-old movies really gets tiring after a while.
You know a "security" product is bad when the uninstaller is the best part of the software.
The crims will have helped themselves to everything long before the federales turn up.
1. How is she going to manage "Buyer collection only" ?
2. She can't sell it by PayPal, because she won't be able to deliver it by a tracked service - the buyer will be able to make a "Where's my celestial body ?" claim and she will automatically lose.
3. Wrapping it might be a problem.
You're also forgetting that they didn't put a stamp on it...
Job interviews are as much about an employer selling themselves to you, as they are about you selling yourself to a potential employer.
If the execs start cheaping out like that before you've even joined the company, what are they going to be like once you've joined ?
I've been ripped off by companies who offered to pay interview expenses, then changed their mind. One of them made the mistake of contacting me on LinkedIn the other week - "Not a chance, I'm not travelling halfway across the country for you to waste my time and rip me off again !"
That bridge wasn't so much burned, more nuked from orbit.
If you're a USB stick, I'm Death Incarnate.
I've trodden on several, dropped a few into puddles, smashed one closing a car door on it, and even had one driven over by a bendy bus. I also seem to be able to conjure up wormholes into which nano sticks can fall, only to reappear somewhere completely unexpected a few months later.
I used to have an IronKey, but I wanted a lot more capacity without having to re-mortgage my soul. My main USB stick is now a Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth 64Gb - big enough that it's very difficult to lose, waterproof and bloody difficult to kill inside its metal shell. Being USB 3.0, it's also very quick.
Yours for £47.99 from Amazon, and they now do capacities up to 256Gb.
In a previous job, I was asked to investigate a problem with internet speed (Megastream 2 for a campus site - 'nuff said), and I discovered that someone had been viewing lots and lots of porn vids at the time the problem occurred.
So, I passed the information on to the offender's department. To my surprise, TWO people 'fessed up - it seems that two machines had been swapped behind my back, and my records weren't up to date.
#1 offending IP now belonged to another staff PC, and "words were had" - but the person I had accused turned out to be #3 on the bandwidth report, and he realised that the jig was up.
I didn't believe on bringing disciplinary action down upon people for stuff like that - departmental secretaries giving academics the "I know what YOU did in the comfort of your office last night" Laser Stare of Doom was far more effective, and meant less paperwork for me.
You get screen protectors for your phones ? Luxury !
(Scratch that - you get a work-supplied phone ? Luxury !)
One solution to the wash-bag being too big or not folding up - bonsai toiletries !
No point in carrying a full-size bar of soap for a two-day trip, when you can pack a couple of tiny ones. Many of their lines are similar size to what you'll find in hotel bathrooms, but brands you'll actually recognise - expensive compared to the full-size products in the shops, but you're paying for the convenience.
Having just taken one on a three-day trip, I can also vouch for the Asus Zenbook UX305 being able to charge up other kit quickly - I only had to take the charger for the Zenbook itself, and a Micro USB cable. No problem keeping camera, phone and Bluetooth headset topped up !
(I just hope this isn't going to lead to a series of Reg articles on "hypermilling" carry-on luggage !)
Does it matter, so long as YOU can run faster than them ?
"At this moment in time I really can't see any point in bothering to vote at all. I'm almost convinced my time would be better spent sat in the garden watching the grass grow."
I haven't become quite that cynical yet, but I know I'm going to have a difficult time deciding where to place my "X".
It's no longer a case of "Which candidate will serve me best ?" - it hasn't been that way for a long time.
Now, it's more a case of "Which candidate will cause me the least damage ?"
Rory Cellan-Jones has obviously never encountered:
(a) Riots ;
(b) Political party conferences ;
(c) Chimpanzees flinging dung to make intruders run away.
The edit-wars I've encountered on Wikipedia mostly resemble (c).
REBOOT !!! HAHAHAH !!!
That'll be COPPA:
You know, that "ecosystem" could include the scum and algae floating on the top...
I once had an e-mail from a 419'er, telling me that I had won the "Microsoft Word Lottery". I was tempted to write back, asking if first prize was a copy of Office, and second prize was two copies !
Or Arnold Rimmer, for that matter - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifaw07fuU00
SQUEAK? (twich whiskers)
YES, I'M AFRAID SO.
Five years is "obsolete" in Apple terms, but interestingly no iPhones apart from the original model are currently listed at https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht1752 - it's possible the 3gs might get an update, but I wouldn't bank on it.
Can criminals steal $100 from you in another crime to finance this one ?
Cost is not a deterrent to someone who can steal or con their way to affording something.
I'm going to be brutal about this - if you don't sign those papers, I don't want you writing a whiny article lamenting that fact in five years time !
Competence IS in the eye of the beholder, but how can the beholder know you're competent unless you've proved it in some way ? Joining a professional body will help, but you have experience, which is also important.
Sign up, and see how you square up. The worst that will happen is they'll tell you what you need to do to progress.
I was also thinking along the lines of "Product Placement Barbie"....
"Barbie needs a new dress !!!"
"I Always Do What Teddy Says"
Six pints o'heavy, landlord !
I'm the reverse - some ISP's go up like a Bond Baddie's hide-out after I've been with them for a while !
"Several down votes - these will be the people who STILL believe that £1.99 a month can get you fast, unlimited broadband."
Or maybe they down-voted Jason 7 because he missed the point. The ISP's in the article have all been around for a while, and certainly more than "six months".
Zen started in 1996, AAISP in 1997, Xilo in 2007, ICUK and Merula have been around for a while too.
There are plenty of cheap ISP's that have started well and gone to crap in a matter of months, and there are plenty of "Elder God" ISP's out there that have turned into rebranded services (Demon, Pipex, Nildram ?) or seem to have gone nowhere (ClaraNet ?). None of the ISP's in this article belong in either of those categories.
I've been with AAISP for nearly ten years, and the service has been consistently good. I hear lots of good things from folks on Zen and Xilo too.
"Backups - we've heard of them"
it seems we've already found ourselves the Comic Book Guy !
Somebody described me this way once (I prefer "I have a face for radio and a voice for mime") and it sounds all too appropriate...
One bag for his head...
One bag for her head in case his falls off...
And one for the light in case of a double failure.
Yep, total bollocks on that "pound per second" thing. PhonePayPlus says:
Check a Number - Result
PhonepayPlus has the following information about number:
Customer care number: 0203 455 0849
Customer care email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Search result provided by: Technology and communication Limited
Service connected on: 01 December 2014
Service terminated on: This service is still operating
Name of service: Recorded Football Stars
Type of service: Entertainment - non-adult
Service description: A listening more funny sentences of European footballers.
How much does this service cost? £1.53 per call & £1.53 per minute
If you would like to find out more about this service or have a question about it then you should contact Technology and communication Limited
Unit H, 12/F, Legend Tower
7 Shing Yip Street
You can bet that the contact details are fake and the London number is a VoIP line, so how was this obviously fake overseas company allowed to operate a premium rate number ?
From the ASUS web site:
ASUS RT-N66U Firmware version 126.96.36.199.376.3754
-Fixed infosvr security issue.
-Fixed Cross-site request forgery security issue
Confirmed for RT-N66U and RT-AC66U.
Where Merlin goes, Asus follows - he contributes a lot of enhancements and bugfixes back to Asus.
Powernumpty's post refers to the AsusWRT-Merlin Changelog, lo and behold:
- FIXED: Vulnerability in infosvr (CVE-2014-9583) (Asus bug)
- FIXED: Additional security issue in infosvr (incorrect memcpy()
call) (Asus bug)
The PC version also had random jump failures that would strand you in the middle of nowhere, and they happened far too often for my liking.
There was a competition for players who reached Elite status, but all the Spectrum owners were disqualified because of that bug. I remember getting a letter of apology from Firebird, along with a couple of badges.
Yes, damn those homophones and their same-sounding words with differing meanings, taking over our dictionaries and our thesauruses, they're not as bad as the Synonyms but at least *they* make a decent curry !
(Coat, before Lenny Henry accuses me of ripping off "Go home Cone")
I bet there will be plenty of "botched aircon" stories in this thread, so here's another one...
Early on in my career, I worked for a company that took over a building and needed to keep a bunch of MicroVAXen cool.
Solution: Stick 'em in a broom cupboard and use a bathroom extractor fan with a thermostat to draw in air from the corridor.
Problem is, they wired up the thermostat so that it ran until a certain temperature was reached.
The MicroVAXen got nice and toasty, THEN the fan cut out - so they got even more toasty pretty quickly.
Oh, did I mention this was an ELECTRONICS company ?
One of our LAN rooms suffered flooding from an aircon leak, which shorted out a rack UPS - so it was flooded and on fire at the same time.
My boss asked how this was possible, to which someone said "Well, we usually have the fire on top and the flooding below".
Where they crying because they were sad for Danny, or just confused ?
I mean, they turned him into "OEM Iron Man" (no badges or paint job). blew him up and made him give up his last chance for survival. But oh no, this is Dr Who and we'll pull random acts of necromancy out of the hat for dead characters, just not for the ones everybody wants to bring back,
"Love and Monsters" - an episode so bad, the shooting location for the final scene with Peter Kay was smashed flat and turned into an open-air car park. 'nuff said.
Think I'm kidding ? Here's the scene...
...and this is what it looks like now:
(Beer icon, because this was also where The Vulcan pub used to stand)
Also, keep the *content* fresh and up-to-date, that makes you more relevant to search engines.
The other advice I give to people wanting to put up a website is "Pick ONE domain AND STICK TO IT". Buying up the same name in different TLD's doesn't protect you against domain squatting, and having the same content on different domains can actually hurt your search ranking.
If the constituents of Amber Valley have any sense, they'll make sure of that in May !
Only if they're Zimbabwean Dollars ? Hmm, at current exchange rates, that's still a bit on the high side.
Lucky guesses, more like !
Beautiful ! Just beautiful !
It's nice to see someone stand up to the dolts who whine "I'll write you a bad review !" like it's an automatic entitlement to freebies and compensation.