242 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Time to start hosting my own mail.
Standard US policy continues
Do as we say, not as we do...
This just makes me
Weep for what could have been.
Unfortunately my countrymen (and women) elected a bunch of complete twats to office, so likely this system will be sold off to Telstra at some point in the very near future.
beer icon, because the death of the NBN has driven me to drink.
I still call...
You have thousands of obsessive nerds going through every blockchain to find those coins. And no one has found anything even approaching that Mt Cox is reporting to have happened.
As Richard Nixon's head would say.... "You've been scammed baby ! Arrroooooo! "
Mt Gox is just trying to throw up enough smoke and mirrors so he can lay low until this all blows over and bitcoin recovers it's value. Then he'll cash in for all the latte's he can drink.
Re: TALOS a bad name???
The marketing guy be dressed in robes and screaming about how much the TALOS suit will love you !
This is the beginning of the end..
For Physical HDD's
Now that SSD's have the life span and space that is comparable to platter HDD's, and the price has come down to affordable levels, you'll see their sales go up.
Meg is suffering from "Ballmer syndrome" methinks.
AKA Delusions of Competency
Already flooded market a few bucketfulls more won't hurt
I am getting the hell out of operational support for this reason. Market is flooded, and with all the axe swinging, it's only going to get worse.
I am lucky to have learned business and people skills in my time, so I am off to the dark side of IT project management.
Who is crazy enough to host in the US, deserves everything they get.
Time to start building data centers in 3rd world countries, to keep the US snoops out.
Yet more XP related issues
All the POS devices are running windows XP and they likely aren't being patched or maintained.
You see the same thing all over the place. I remember doing work for a metal shop who had a virus box somewhere on the network.
Turned out it was the automated C&C machine, which was running XP SP 0 and according to the manufacturer could in no way be patched updated or even have AV loaded on it.
It got put on it's own little isolated DMZ in a very short order.
You are going to see more and more of these hacks, as XP gets older and older and POS providers drag their feet with the replacements.
Stats show that "the cloud" is mostly a load of tripe, and that having your own server is as popular as ever.
After this whole NSA thing I am expecting even more cold water will be thrown on the cloud marketing types.
Wow, gamers on YouTube really love the Xbox One. It's like they were paid to say that (Hint: they are)
Hail mary pass by MS
No one likes the Xbone, and it's being out sold by the WII U.
The Wii U is being seen as a failure by Nintendo, so it tells you how bad the XBone is.
It'll just be one more stinking mess of failure that the new CEO of MS will have to clean up.
If I were the new CEO, I would have StevieB flogged in the MS town square for what he has done to the company
All hardware is full of gaping holes and it's a matter of time before these holes get exposed to the hacker community and we are screwed.
Nice job NSA / USA.
I can't wait until it happens I'll sit back and watch the carnage.
So glad I made the decision to get out of front line IT in 2014.
I am jacks complete lack of surprise
Just watch it get ruled legal on the top level too.
Has someone had too much Nogg ?
Meh everyone knows...
DogCoin is where it's at !
To the moon !
The NBN is dead...
What you are seeing is some residual writhing and twitching but it'll just take the LNP to put a few more rounds into it to truly make it die.
The LNP is just waiting for the country to stop paying too much attention to it, before they issue the final deathblow.
The Telstra panel they appointed will come back with the recommendation to kill it by about the end of the year. They are already winding it down.
That ad is pretty honest
I have been in IT for 14 years and I am getting the F**K out because positions like that are becoming the norm more and more, and the pay is getting worse and worse.
At least the PA guys are honest
Re: Suck it up Australia,...
The ABC published a bunch of election data that was broken down by various demographics but it showed that old people overwhelmingly voted for the LNP.
I am sure you are one of the good ones, but sadly you are in the minority.
My own Parents both voted LNP, despite my best efforts to convince them otherwise.
Suck it up Australia,...
You voted in these idiots, so prepare to reap the "rewards"
The LNP is laying the groundwork to kill this thing outright. They just need to slowly press the pillow down over it's face first.
The current government rode to power on the back of the "Grey vote" And all they really care about is getting the most out of their retirement, and keeping the brown people out.
The fact I can't tell if that is satire
Means that Stevo is completely mental, and was always out of his depth.
How is that imbecile a CEO !?!?
Jesus Tap Dancing Christ...
Re: Child facing child pornography charges?
It's only a crime when boys do it.
Is already broken, so I would wager that any sort of NSA complaining is more professional theater than anything else.
Anything truly unbreakable would be illegal.
They are there for show
They are "non executive" board members.
All the major decision makers are ex telstra.
So it will be a board that decides how best to kill the NBN and sell it's carcass to Telstra
Time to buy Tesla stock, while it's cheap.
It'll bounce back once the paranoia goes away
I'll install it as part of the normal patch thing, bu there is no way they can actually make me USE it.
Nobody loves us....
Until something breaks...
Then they love us, in the same manner an abusive husband loves his wife...
With lots of yelling, screaming and occasionally violence
You'll just see the board stacked...
with political cronies of the liberal party and ex Telsta and newscorp execs.
None of whom will know a damn thing about delivering a 21st century broadband infrastructure.
Re: Not shocked
Not really being a bigot.
Old people primarily voted for the LNP, on the basis of a "Turn the boats around, to keep the brown people out" campaign.
The NBN is just collateral damage as far as that voting block goes, because old people have no idea how to use the internet and generally don't see any problems with the speed they have now.
It means they have time to make a cup of tea, and lunch while they wait for their email to load.
If I were in the NBN board's shoes, I would do the same thing.
The new boss wants to implement a substandard project and add a billion dollars onto it for no good reason.
After just 10 years the project will be an abject failure because FTTN / Wireless was a looser idea from the get go.
The LNP's model is built with keeping the existing Foxtel / Telstra / Newscorp happy at the expense of the Australian internet user.
So they are taking a stand and saying "You think you can do it better ? Then you are welcome to try, F**kwit. "
This whole election has been a farce (except without the "being funny" part), that has been handed to us by the old, white racist baby boomer demographic.
MS Certs are not worth the paper they are written on.
MS certs are pretty much useless nowdays. The exams are badly written, horrible exercises in memorization and offer you no clear view of the persons actual skills.
They are pretty much a key word filter for recruiters these days.
Ballmer departing, now this.... things might actually getting better at MS.
I am not shocked.
PC computing power has pretty much flat lined, so businesses are holding onto the kit for longer, and just re imaging when they need to upgrade..
The PC markets will shrink back down to a more reasonable level.
3 hours and 20 years behind everyone else.
So glad I left.
Nuke because Perth needs to be nuked from orbit... only way to be sure.
That's utterly hilarious.
But we all know the first humans on mars will be men.
Does that mean Mars will belong to "The patriarchy" ?
I'd believe it.
You know why?
What else are they going to be using that 2billion dollar Utah Data centre for ?
Storing Bill Clinton's porn archives?
Well my English cousins...
You need to do what we did in Australia.
Protest the shit out of it, and make it clear that if they try and implement that PoS, they will not be re elected.
Although Labour isn't much better, they aren't messing with your porn
So glad I left
Watch the Coalition completely destroy any hope has for modern Telecoms if they get elected.
It'll be back to wires, tin cans and pigeons
In other news...
Water has been deemed to be "wet"
Sky has deemed to be "blue"
Bears reveled to dedicate in woodland areas
Pope revealed to be of the catholic faith.
I used to work in the Vic program
Vic govt did the same thing to us... sacked them all.. and hired people at half the price, on a per hour contract.
No pay on holidays, xmas etc.
Thank you Mr Howard...
Even after you have left office, you are the gift that keeps on giving..
Re: Install Linux and let 'em come
Yeah, but have you read the release notes for Samba 4 ?
Specifically the "known issues"
DNS - Broken
Replication - Broken
Samba continues to suck out loud.
I'll stick with MS thank you.
Maybe he should go and roll around in his money for a while, to cheer himself up
Australia has a long and established history of killing the science goose, because they are generally short sighted and stupid.
Modern wireless tech was designed despite government involvement, not because of it.
I was all for this protest..
Until I saw her rationale behind it.
Oh for the love of DOG !
There are a shit load of reasons to protest this, but "because the voices in my head say so" Is the worst reason.
Please have that girl tested for schizophrenia ASAP.
That worked so well...
for Vista didn't it ?
Most IT shops are going to go to Win 7.. and stay there for the next 10 years
Re: Screen Australia...
I completely agree.
1) 20 million is too little, too late
2) There needs to be tax incentives to encourage long term investment in the industry
3) Screen Australia is the WORST possible body to oversee this money
The Australian game industry has been dead for the good part of 2 years now, and all the talent has left for over seas jobs. My wife is one of those people.
So if they want an Australian games industry, they need to rebuild it from the ground up, and have a separate body to oversee the grants.
Oh, and throw a lot more than 20 million into the pot.
So first Marines in Darwin...
looks like Australia is succumbing to the same military herpes that Japan, Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan, Cuba etc all have.
Once you have yank bases, you have them for good.
They can aim for the window... and hit it ...
Like a bird.
Win 8 is going to be the upgrade everyone skips, because it's crap.
Re: Colour me confused
because rather than being a broad filter, set by government, it is a very very narrow set of known CP sites, and part of an international effort.
Yeah, technically it's kind of filtering but interpol has no reason or want to filter anything other than CP sites.
I am happy with this compromise
They fire Balmer first !
Noooooooooooooooooooo Don't take my beloved netflix!
Watch MS fuck it up.... move the whole platform to silverlight. then make it so it's Xbox only and completely screw up the content.