Re: Going soft
Nahh, problably angling with the boss to get moved higher in the building.... 6th floor sounds like a good hint.
290 posts • joined 26 Jun 2009
Nahh, problably angling with the boss to get moved higher in the building.... 6th floor sounds like a good hint.
@Trevor NX is great over a wan, was able to send video faster than rdp. Shame about the Moribund nature of support for OpenGL, ie version 1. It means some applications just will not work.
X2go was the implementation I preferred. Best of all its only, like grinding off your genitals with an angle grinder
Being followed my a drone everywhere I'm sure my heat rate would do the same thing.
"Then there appears to be a HARD problem here since a lot of "admins" aren't sophisticated enough to know how to do fine-grained control yet are pretty much the smartest users on the staff. They can only think in simple terms. From what's being described, security MUST be made simply effective but at the same time CAN'T be made simply effective. Basically, the secure-vs-easy scale again."
Windows does have finer grained permissions, and heaps of other goodness, but their implementation..... well.... its HP Lovecraft's universe come real.
Find it and fix it!
Sounds like, with a little better reporting, and a few more generations of these things, they sould be able to do the job nicely.
Given the stupod souding nature of the problems, you would assume that they're easy to correct/design around.
"Less people use BSD, OSX and Linux on the desktop than use Windows Phone so they must be totally irrelevant."
Irreverent! Get it right Boyo! We're Irreverent!!!
Webster defines Irreverent: : having or showing a lack of respect for someone or something that is usually treated with respect : treating someone or something in a way that is not serious or respectful
MS Business skills=respect, but how in the name of the seven levels CAN you take their software SERIOUSLY?!?
Each time I read the number of connections that the NBN pass by, it makes me chuckle...
The office next door in the CBD, state capital, just got on; YA!!!! 6 months with out a landline; copper was diconnected.
The NBN had incorrectly connected their service to another port.
The final go they had at fixing the problem required 10 business days for just the paperwork to go through the queue. They could even give an accurate breakdown to where it would be in the process. But I guess thats what you get when a decent sized national chain starts getting its hackles up.
Of course it was a Telstra/NBN job. Oh the digital phones are still cocked up of course, but they actually can make a call.
Downvote for being "The LUCKY Bastard!"
Trouble is when you get a failed machine still under warranty with a warranty seal.
Do you break the seal or not? In the past you didnt have to, you could choose an alternate boot source, and run your repair tools. Now you have to fight with the system to get the UEFI option screen.
Not a nice situation, when you discover the drive is failing and you lost valuble time in trying to recover their prized memories. (Its the Old Dears that generally loose the most)
That badge is amazing.
The only sane explanation must involve chains, gimp mask and a hulking guy in a leather cap. Whomever came up with it must be as stable as sack full of rabid bunnies after you've thrown a python in.
"Australian Signals Directorate deputy director Steve Day says hackers have failed to extract any sensitive information."
If sensitive information equals useful information. I sure can't see anyone getting that out of the australian government, any time soon.
"Part of IT's job is to identify technical threats to the business so make sure you know what happens in your environment, and automate those painful t̶a̶s̶k̶s̶ TOOLS wherever you can."
I thought they'd lock me up though!?!
They might have moved to slow on this one. Have they jumped the shark and heading for their digital moment?
And the other arse is just a little shorter....
No fair! We only get ...... um people ̶w̶h̶o̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶b̶a̶r̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶m̶a̶d̶ we're kinda embarrassed about.
Hey how about a trade? You'll get a good exchange rate on yours
Can we clean up some of the old ones PLEASE!
Still using alternate data streams from WinNT er VMS. WTF?
Or how about the different locations for program installations
All the different ways you have to do things, and NONE of them is complete!
I WANT MY HAIR BACK!!!
I've been fascinated at those silicon droplet experiments too. It makes you look at all the old experiments into Aether. All cool stuff. I too expect that there is something that we are missing that will move us into a more classical interpretation.
The flow on effects into quantum computing....
You have to know what information your missing, and that is the crux of the issue ;-)
Cor! Somones been drinking the Coolaid!
Mind you If he can make a p̶u̶r̶s̶e̶ um anything out of that sows ear of a promise. I'll vote for him.
Ok I'll down vote you. I typically throw around a couple of hundred gig to a terabyte at a time (disk images), across the network, so the ability to speed it up in any form is appreciated.
The bottle neck in my work though is the speed of hard drives that i'm sucking the data from. Can't wait till the day SSD's overtake hard disks as the main storage
http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2015/02/10/ms15-011-amp-ms15-014-hardening-group-policy.aspx looks a good read. Not going to feed the troll. It does however raise the question what will happen with samba4 domain controllers, this could be unfun.
Now that they've announced how expect exploits live shortly.
Mind you good work on the fix MS (I don't believe the line about 2003 though)
Its interesting to see that Australia, Britain and the US are all trying to impose the same thing at the same time, warrantless.
Does this imply some sort of shared capability that they want to put in place. With the purchase price being hidden in every broadband bill?
I can only think that they are actually fearful of Chinese exploiting the firmware on all the systems it produces, and this is actually going to be used for cyber defence.
Everything else, religious extremists etc.... How the stuff will it not end up a white elephant?
So THATS what I'm fixing, a well and truly loved windows!
OMG! What a line.
Jokes only please. I'll start!
Something you know: Collect via cup of coffee. Hack.
Something you have: Collect by burglary. Hack.
Something you are: Amputation. Hack it off!
Nork Nork Nork!
Somone called Simon:Me? I just answer the phone. You want that guy over there. He's does all the funky IT stuff. Points to a upstart bean counter with delusions of adequacy.
Nork Team disappears with the victim.
Somone called Simon: Somehow starts wearing one of those silver conductive suits. And the stair rail gets some new network attachments. Grid Networking may not be the rage these days, but at 20KV direct from a substation, it must be respected.
The story about how the power got switched on the bottom, and somehow all the Norks providing a nice conductive path, at the correct time, after they find out, who the real admin is.... Well that IS the trade secret ;-)
Well finally getting the NBN connected in Jan. Telstra DOT needs to be hooked up to it. Yes. We already have that product. It needs to be hooked up....Hmmm isnt that a matter of plugging it in?
I guess we get the answer when telstra turns up, in MAY! WTF!
Common sense solutions? I feel Telstra's playing games for fun and pofit, NBN experience will be crap, in every way that they can make it.
So bend over Australia. Its going to hurt!
Its all been a big crock of bull$%!t.
My favourite story is that of the 'Day the NBN came to town' a customer of mine was rather excited to talk to the people with the mobile NBN pavilion. But it was wet n windy so they'd packed everything away, please try again in the afternoon.
So when he came back, it was sunny and clear, but there was no one about, wandering around to be back of the semi and looking in, was surprised to find two of the NBN reps practicing their missionary skills. Shocked about this behaviour, he asked about the location of the supervisor,... At the pub 2:30 Friday afternoon.
Anyway the NBN is good if you can get it, Wireless that I have seen is typically a solid 25Mbs easy, and no slowdowns due to oversubscription! Satellite, dunno what's happening there, but VOIP over satellite? Please someone say that's not what's happening?
Unfortunately most of my stories at the moment are about people being told of impending copper cut off, with NBN being undeliverable.
My direct observations are, 'order what order? Oh we had to cancel your order, I cant tell you why' times lots! and 'oh well just route it through your neighbours roof'. Mind at least now, something is happening!
And a naughty fox seen departing the premises
When Chinese workers aren't cheap enough for HP.
Chinese Luddites UNITE! Oh hang on its not that sort of Communist country....
Watch this space, I guess....
Now where's the popcorn?
Hey I thought Notes was cool, just misunderstood.
Using it for email, or a web server....... well..., that would be just weird!
You just compared a pack of drunken hacks, with a system designed by power drunk hacks...
Oh! Clever! Have a thunbs up
Unles details of the exploit are made public things wont improve.
The source could be compromised servers, virused pc's, hijacked dns, or simply people tying in a password in a wrong window.
Sure, all of these could be sorted out by people logging in with different passwords for different sites, and regularly changing passwords. BWAAHAHAHA!!!
Well Almost :-)
Hivex, read and write a registry structre. Registry permissions arn't an issue
Removed something like this a couple of months ago. Still had a dll driver that kept putting the registry entry back.
Always said the registry was the cause of all evil. Been blasted here for my comments. BTrees and a faster registry has just allowed more cruft to collect there.
Downvote this if you think the registry is Simple, Straight forward, Elegant or Well documented.
Being a manageable workplace risk shouldn't Safe Work Australia be involved...
What could go wrong!
Is what everyone was getting with a passive optical network... Yes 6% of pundits could ask(pay) for more and get a dedicated fibre rather than one there sharing with, what was it? 16 other premisis.
So you could then run it at a high speed. Yes in theory the switching gear could be upgraded, when new stuff comes out. But with the spend on building the NBN people would demand a return on investment, so how could upgrades NOT lag for a number of years before having the digital divide argument again.
The NBN was being rolled out in Tas with so many complete stoppages that it made you wonder if Telsra was directly paying the union safety bods to make it fail. The contractors were being hellishly squeezed.... (Some hearsay rumor of $5K to clean a pit of chemicals used in the snotboxes,let lone asbestos, so perhaps the safety guys were making money)
Anyway... With the setup final fibre connection to a house could take 4 or 5 seperate visits? Over a couple of months! OMG! A well laid out development plan or Money pit, You decide.
But the devil IS in the detail
WOW! I'd never thought I'd hear such enduser friendly language from microsoft.
You'd never catch face(mindcontrol)book, or goo(collect everything)gle attempting to massage public opinion by shoring up the pipes(please ignore the back door).
Oh.... Hang on.... DOH! I get it now. NSA isnt paying microsoft for tapping the traffic OUTSIDE the data center!
Mircosoft change...LOL..silly me.
Yes we're putting up with some crappy stuff from this guy, but the others.... Another term, and there would be no small business sector left....
The guy in charge of the ALP the puppet master for the Kevin vs Julia wars, and the old power brokers responsible for so much pain and hurt are still there, conroy, wong,...
We need people to export, manafacture goods, use refrigerants, insulate your house, grow cattle, provide dental work, all sectors that the ALP DECIMATED in the truest meaning of the word!
You seriously want to go back to where generous grants are only available to those that can apply within the first 12 hours of a program? That somehow only works your employees are in the right union.....?
You still want paper based voting. So a vote slip is printed and may be verified, recounted etc. But it must able to be electronicly scanned.
Hell you could even printout your vote at home, zoom down to the pooling booth and submit it, there. If you didn't post it perviously. The only trick is ensuring that you only vote once.
I hear Labor doesn't like that ;-)
Let this be a reminder to the kiddies out there, not all links are to be clicked on. When words like cringeworthy, goatse or phrases like 'youll never believe' and ' 5 things that ....'
DONT NOT CLICK ON THE LINK!
P.S. Anyone know of a good therapist that can remove tautological rhetoric. I'm just glad I'm not a QLD employee, otherwise I couldn't post here....
I guess whizzed by answers that question.
A week... Could have booked a nice place with the right view....
Bomb because there's no pouting icon.
First thing that sprung to mind was the fate of people who tried to blackmail the guys on the series 'Nip Tuck'? Dont mess with plastic surgeons :-)
Thumbs up on the handling of the 'stuff up'... So far.
OIL OIL OIL
What a coincidence... Now what areas is Russia interested in? Where are its troops massing
I've been trying to find the percentage of people required in a country to run a successful revolution. I thought it was a fraction of the ethnic russians.
Protecting ethnic russians is happy coincidence
Its all Hype, Smoke and Mirrors.
There is a reason that the Libs make the insult 'You've been drinking the NBN coolaid'
Tasmania is one of the most NBN connected areas. We have fibre to the node in some areas NBN via wireless in others and NBN via satalite...
It has been a poitically motivated roll out. The fibre is a passvely shared network. I forget if it was 16 or 32 premesis that share the one fibre. They essentially deliver 3 strands to allow for future upgrades in a way that doesnt take you off the network. But still its a party line. When the neighbours endpoint fails in the right mode its going to leave a lot of unhappy customers.
Fully subscribed your bandwidth will be 80Mb (assuming no communications overhead)... Which is a lot, and technicaly possible to upgrade, but given the headache of the fibre rollout I cannot see it EVER being upgraded. 6% of lucky subscribers may be able to have their fibre upgraded to a point to point connection. Could be cool.
Cost for access? yes unless your Aunt Dorothy you'll be paying more.
So it sounds fast, has the ability to be upgraded, so whats the problem?
Well we have all experienced dodgy mobile phone connections. Wireless NBN will provide take out your old copper and instead give you VOIP over the wireless... Nervous yet?
How about satelite? VOIP over that anyone? Suddenly the concept of removing your old phone services and leaving you with a layer 2 connection port to your service provider suddenly sounds like you've just had a run in with IT on an evangelical agenda.
And we have seen agendas play out. Telstra dragging its heels, scares of asbestos stopping all work, across the state. Electrical Trades Union bignoting itself. Thats locally, wont mention conroy and underpants or lack of spectrum, satalite slots etc.
The wife has an accountancy practice in central hobart. We are having the copper disconnected in 6 months. The second round of dissconnections. The first round will be in may. Telstra are at this point in time UNABLE to process orders to have our data and voip service transefered from copper to the NBN (digital business). There is at minimum a 6 week delay between placing an order for the NBN and it being delivered. Oh n those cutoff dates are set in stone. The way out is to have a contract with Telstra saying your moving to their NBN, but as of last week you couldn't place an order.
Going to see someone with satelite NBN tomorrow, he is very unhappy with his broadband. Said voice was impossible, long delay then echo. Guess I'll see if my fears are true.....
For a laugh....
Ask those questions of Microsofts own software
Oh and be fair
Ignore the rule 'Falsely claim to be a program from Microsoft.'
and then see how your microsoft software checks out.... I'm wondering what they have that passes
Jim: How am I going to explain the missing documents to the Mail?
Sir Humphrey: Well this is what we normally do in, circumstances like these. [hands over a file]
Jim: [reading] This file contains the complete set of papers, except for a number of secret documents, a few others which are part of still active files, a few others lost in the flood of 1967. [to Humphrey] Was 1967 a particularly bad winter?
Sir Humphrey: No a marvellous winter, we lost no end of embarrassing files.
You don't know what people have been doing to those machines. Do they even contain the memory and drives they origionally had? People often ummm, mislead you with what they say. If they can boot off a USB or CD, then SNAIL MAIL them up a linux cd and usb stick, tweek them a bit so they open up a reverse tunnel to you. (dd over the ddrive will show if there are any problems with the harddrive, lshw and you wont have any surprises with the hardware, hell you may even be able to talk them through actually running memtest!)
If your feeling really clever, you can mount the drives with ntfs-3g and try to copy back the system hive c:\windows\system32\config\system.dat If you can you can read the hive for what has been installed on the machines. (a little less error prone than checking directories, oh hang on ive got scripts for that ;-)
Best option probably would be to take up a bunch of refirbs, so you can set them up in a lab and have them as bomb proof as posible. ie a couple of days testing memory and drives, and have a system that they can use to reimage them. Have all the networking sorted so you just have to plug them in and migrate old data.
Refurbish and resale what you bring back. But I guess it all depends upon your budget.
Otherwise make sure you have plenty of spare parts.....
From getting rsync working with dos PROPERLY ( ie link it in to volume shadow copy,so you can backup registry etc, vshadow.exe ) Ugggghhh what fun! And then a bit more of a code nightmare getting it to network properly. FUN FUN FUN.
Each new version of windows had a new way of doing things, and significant changes to the capabilities, so when powershell came out yeah it'll be about as useful as vbscript, capable but you still have to dig out the old tools, and forgotten when the NEW thing comes along. So with my meddling in powershell recently, I have actually been plesantly surprised by it...
Mind you, these days for scripting I'm finding myself going for python more and more. Just simply wrap any command line and the ease of getting stuff done well
Light emmitting DIODES people! DIODES, as used in easly logic circuits. This could have all sorts of digital applications. (Key of course is the electrical characteristics)
So they're trying the sicky tape approach with other materials and seeing whats useful. Better jump to it or someone else will patent the results....
Hmm... Duct tape is so much better.... And I think even mythbusters got the Saami Rocket happening....
I wonder.... B-)
I have a problem really understanding patents, but couldn't this one be be avoided entirely by not having a great goofy logo in the middle of the cover?
I've got to aggree with John P. Windows 8 appears to be a much better engine. But the guys doing the Interface OMG!
Then there's the creepiness factor! People still think they own the software, even if its a 12 month subscription (Office 365), so its rare that they don't get upset when your signup process demands their age, sex and would like their phone number. Its productivity software, not some sleazy site....... Doh!