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Since any would be Claimant without a PC and connection to the Internet would be pointed in the direction of the local library where they can do these things for free.
Since the libraries I know are still running Windows 2000 and IE6, they shouldn't have a problem, right.
Did someone mention security ?
Didn't think so !
Re: Ok here we go again
I never saw any mention in the post of any political party.
I think the criticism is attributable to all UK Gov Vermins, the colour of da flag or their favoured gangsta lean aren't the issue here, it's the "will to power" syndrome and it applies to all of those smug twats who think that they know what is best for us while shovelling money into their own pockets as they smirk away merrily behind their hands.
This whole IT lark has us being bled dry by top of the food chain sharks who probably can't even use a word processor or eMail properly by them selves, yet who still have a strong opinion to batter us with.
[Democracy] = [Hipocracy] says Alfazed
Better a Ludite than the village idiot
"I think we must be careful and not underestimate where people are at the moment. The vast majority of claims for jobseeker’s allowance are made over the telephone"
Talk about believing your own propaganda ........
It has been the case for a number of years now that all new claims were ONLY accepted over the telephone. I have enough anecdotes to write a book on this farce, anyways, that number has probably decreased ...... since it's been possible to make a new claim on-line.
Talk about watching it FAIL. When chumps like this are in (charge ?) it's so bloody predictable.
I feel contributors here are not socialists or commies but, in the main anarchists, which isn't a bad thing.
More likely to be an open minded bunch of concerned individuals, excepting the trolls, and extremist nutters.
Re: Web wise
I'm currently rescuing two charity web sites that have succumbed to malware infections and are now not available.
I can only see the situation getting worse as I visit so many web sites these days that just haven't considered Accessibility at all. Web pages are pumped out and dumped on the public without regard. Government web sites happen to be amongst the worst.
Re: Access to the internet
Yes Nick, I've seen the results of these PC's for poorer kids. The devices end up back at base camp hoping to be repaired. Some fucking hope as the body's responsible for dishing them out don't have a repair and return to owner policy in place. So the poorer kid loses all their school work and their family photos, etc. The Govermin look good from a distance, but this policy doesn't stand scrutiny.
What a f00kin mess !
Re: Access to the internet
I agree entirely with Corinne, with the additional levy on Housing Benefits coming into play very shortly, many of these poorer people are in fact going to find them selves homeless as they will no longer be able to pay the rent, or if they do will have to do without stuff like food and maybe even "none prescription" drugs.
As a long term disabled person myself, I have returned to work recently and am now running a Community Interest Company working to assist disadvantaged individuals with their IT needs. Otherwise IT support on the ground floor is pretty piss poor, generally only available to disabled or poor people who are NOT on drugs.
On drugs and no where to live ?
Who needs a fucking internet.
People just die, which is great news for Mr Cammeron and his bunch of Tax dodgers, as the number of claimants will fall in line with this surely.
Maybe there aren't that many poor or disabled people in your social/work group.
This is the company that just got favoured status in the UK to supply wind turbines, ones that are actually really shit at producing electricity.
Oh yeah and they just got big financial handout from UK PLC for a new windo turbine fabrication plant on Humberside. It's gonna cost us (UK Tax payers) loads of wonga to provide a special harour and all the services for this Seimens fab plant.
How the fuck do they do it ?
Oh, yeah, sorry. Bloody obvious init.
Did someone mention Stuxnet ? More like Fuckusnet !
Yes, seriously grateful that this is the case, most off the shelf OSes are crap, or otherwise I would have to do some other kind of work.
This is somewhat less than a chimney sweep gets.
Maybe this is where we start to build our economy again, with child labour.
IT applicants - under 16 only please.
If you get that job @ GCHQ, you can afford a new bicycle.
I think the dustman gets more than this for dealing with our shhh IT.
to whoever thought this one up.
It's about time someone sorted out the real Bad Boys and "the industry" started to tie it's own IT laces. We've put up with crap systems for far too long, (Linux penguin brains are you listening and you too MAC funboyz ?), maybe someone not in redmond will design something that works, well, as well as Stuxnet for a f'in start.
Kettle calling the pan black.
seems to have gone out of the Window.
My Oracle version of OO 3.3 running on Windows XP can open MS Powerpoint presentations and allow me to work on them, but these cannot afterwards be opened with MS Powerpoint or Powerpoint Viewer on Windows 7.
A friend who is a plasma physicist, had his doctorate paper turned down several times by Oxford University because it challenged existing physics facts laid down by Amper.
He finally got his doctors certificate because the results of his painstaking physical experiments, which had been conducted over several years, were some time later coroborated by other physicist who had used a super computer.
Does it matter ?
Ditch the buggers is what I say.
Especially as the bugs that are running their mail servers don't like the content of some stories being run in The Register !
I've had numerous messages that I sent to my clients, which contain links to security related articles in The Register, returned to me, marked as "undeliverable".
Apparently, according to the Postmaster's blurb, a Policy doesn't agree with the content.
Have they been botted too ?
They are attempting to revive a dead cow ?
And are they throwing any money at the dead beast ?
How about maybe feeding the musicians, who appear in sub 100 audience venues.
In the hope that happy to be nuetered, broadband surfing music lovers will suddenly crave a trip to the nearest chemical toilet for a gullet full of consumer poo, for the sake of the UK's economy. And this is supposed to keep them amused as they while away the night on and on into the wee small hours, just to experience the novelty of a pair of politically sanitised muzaciens.
Now, if the pubs were allowed to sell your actual, "real" drugs, alongside those bloody awful chemicals dressed up as refreshment, but hey, these Eaton educated Tory overlords just ain't that smart. Besides, I believe that all their loverly monies is invested abroad, somewhere sunny no doubt, not here in this cultural husk.
Read the logs of your router.
There will be an endless list of attempts to connect/start a raft of applications like Apache, Webmin, PHP, MySQL, etc. These attempts usually try combinations of default username and password, often appearing to originate from IP addresses owned by companies like Microsoft, PCWorld, Argos, BBC. Which then end up being blocked by my router's IP blacklist, with the expected result.
Sooner or later these attempts find a mark in the "low hanging fruit" department and they are in with privileges.
I've been running Apache on Win2K for years now, and as far as I know, none of the site pages have been compromised, ..... so far. However, I'm no expert and I half expect a proper "expert" to get in touch with me to tell me the awful news.
I stayed away from LAMP precisely 'cos I could not be certain that all the apps were sufficiently tied down so as not to be a liability, or be a vulnerability. My lack of LINUX knowledge saved me ?
However, if Microsoft et al, are having these difficulties when they have all those highly trained IT staff, what chances do the rest of us have of staying sharp and our servers germ free ?
I hope those loony Linux fanciers are reading this article.
That's what I like about
this country. The council doesn't have the resources to train it's staff to make sure these idiocies don't occur, and the best way to deal with that is for the courts to take away more resources by fining them.
Wouldn't it have been better if the court had ordered the council to spend that money on training, or for implementing safe guards ? Like a proof reader type person who could manually validate the post before it went out.
even my home router gets bored with penetration attempts from machines under the domains of Microsoft and many other major players. Why would the home PC of an Admiral of the Fleet be any different ?
I'd not be surprised if it turned out that some high powered pumpkin was controlling a .mil SCADA system from home.
It sounds like
he was having a run of bad luck generally.
Other wise, no one would go to such lengths to bring on a round of good luck. Would they ?
And if my luck was going badly in the first place, I certainly wouldn't be betting my life on anything more dangerous than a piece of lucky heather.
Even if I was a MAC programmer.
Or, perhaps, being buried alive is the ritual Steve Jobs has been performing in order to ward off the MAC loving malware. And that's where this poor sod got the idea.
It's a fair cop guvnor
but they must be taking a lead from our venerable MP's, who are often caught red handed stealing from the People's Purse, or they are simply caught telling porkies so large that they wouldn't fit into the Guiness Book of Records, ie; when the Minister pushing the Localism Bill ( durr wotsiz name) pushes ahead a project to send nuclear waste to landfill in Peterborough, against almost total opposision locally.
Why not have a story about Wankers not paying their taxes after making huge bonuses for crashing their companies. How many billion was that, oooh we only have their figures to relie on.... Lets bash the Benefits Cheats (the poor) again ...... instead....
Didn't Cammeron have a hand in Black Friday a while back ?
WTF peeps ? Behaving Like Sheeps, BAA ! beep beep
Phew ! Thought they'd bought the Reg for a while there !
I told you so
This "news" has been common knowledge since about 1995, amongst the rest of us.
I've written comments several times indicating how we're being shafted AGAIN, by our wonderfully knowledgable "GREENING" overlords.
Is everyone asleep here in BLIGHTED ?
Isn't hind sight wonderful, if a bit costly.
Murder is illegal
Along with numerous other offences like hacking and sabotage of computer equipment.
Which seems to be OK for Yanks and Israelis to commit, as long as it's done somewhere like, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Columbia, Nicaragua, shall I continue ? Oh yeah, you may or may not need to be wearing a military uniform at the time.
Littering and fly tipping are also against the law, but NASA et al have left loads of junk in space.
Some of it capable of dropping on our heads.
Come on people, let's get real.
The only reason for going to the cinema these days is if you want to catch a bout of flu, or whatever other bug it is they are giving away this week.
The films are in the main, pretty poor IMHO, and certainly not worth the cost, effort, time.
an Service Level Agreement would have been handy.
I've had a number of clients try this one and it just doesn't wash around here.
New SLA please with a bigger bill attached.
A lot of clients have no idea what they want, until you show them the end product.
Then they suddenly get the "great ideas", which include treating the contractor like a chump.
Without an End Point
Server to blame or Symantic security software to screw with things, I was recently flummoxed when my own laptop (running XP) could no longer pass through my Router onto the internet.
The wireless NIC was working and the router's signal at full strength. Encryption details were as configured in my notes, dealing with this machine by a fixed IP address for wireless connectivity. Just to keep me confused, I could log in to my router, and access my Web Server on this network by it's local Network IP address, but not via it's domain name.
Everything worked just fine with a CAT5 cable connection.
I had to admit that I wasn't going to be paying myself for this task.
So, after two hours dicking about, checking the array of Windows Services modules, again and again, setting up a new wireless networking configuration and disabling the laptop's firewall and anti-virus, produced only the kill switch and bugger all else.
Other than completely resetting my router, or the laptop, I was stumped then and I still am.
This exercise didn't do a lot for my self confidence as I have been attaching wired and wireless devices to networks for about 15 years and never experienced anyting like this ...........
ALF defeated by XP Home
As there are so many flakey Linux distro's, out there, it's almost irrelevant whether the OS is vulnerable to attack ! These days the apps themselves don't stay on the desktop long enough to get pwned !
Local Government employees could sing the words printed in the Central Government hymn book there might be a chance for small businesses and even Social Enterprises might get a look in.
However, long before the election and the Demolition Party got to work, Oxford City Council was making it's plans with Local Enterprise Partners (who were already established successful bidders), and new Social Enterprise groups were definitely not invited. At least my application to attend was refused as my Social Enterprise or in Co-Operative Futures, were not already "recognised" "Partner" organisations.
Needless to say the Local Government plans to work with "partner organisations" are now in place, for the next 10 years of partnershipping.
Roll on the next election !
Your granny must have a BSc in computing then.
I thought of putting my 84 year old father onto Linux after Win 2000 became NOTsecurable.
However, considering the amount of programs he uses and the amount of confusion this would cause him, I'll just monitor the Win 2000 a bit tighter. He does no banking, shopping, facebook or anything other than eMail and Solitaire.
The same goes for my other clients who are past 60.
Why cause them a problem they can't live with.
It wouldn't do my business any good at all.
In that case I'll stay with Windows 2000 off line and XP on line.
I've been through three Linux distros in the last year and none is ready for replacing XP.
If you think otherwise then you ain't tried the same Office and Comms applications.
Just as long as you don't want to work on a MS Word .doc in Open Office, you'll be fine.
However, if you don't believe me, you are gonna have to proof read every line of every doc to make sure it ain't been mangled.
In particular look out for fucked up tables and formulae.
The more I read
about the legal system and legislation in America makes me wonder if our own ruling mob are just as thick, er, ignorant, er, stupid, er gullible, er corrupt, er sorry, stuck for fucking words !
YAWN of the Dead
As soon as the existing music "INDUSTRY" is no more, then maybe "proper" musicians can make some fucking money and maybe even a living.
As long as these fat celebrity (rockers ?) parasites are flogging their shick and dated institutional musical crap and "their" institutional musical crap alone, it will always be the same, the incessant out pouring of slurry from Simon Bowel, et al.
YAWN of the dead ?
So what if thousands of morons won't be able to buy anymore KISS albums ?
We probaly just saved the fuckin' planet !
Not around here matey
Well he don't live around here.
What planet does he live on ?
I treat my children like human beings.
I know they are capable of anything, but their ingenuity and perspective on life is always so refreshing.
Since when did parents actually "KNOW" anything ?
Adults spread so much bullshit and confusion amongst the youth, don't you know ?
And only so they can milk the fat purses of the innocent and ognorant youth !
Obviously not !
Or maybe you were being ironic and I just need another coffee.
At the end of the day, does it really matter if death comes at our bidding, when we are ready, or are we still that frightened of god that putting up with this shit, in this place, until nature takes it's course, is a seen as the better option ?
I've experienced a war throughout so called peace time, continuous since 1945, along with world polution, the endangerment and extinction of wild animals, torture of domestic dogs and rabbits in the name of science, rape and pillage of the worlds resources to enrich fat bastard humans desire for more and more, and then you make it sound like it's the same rich fat bastards that are committing suicide.
I'd have thought it was more likely to be those who are being bitten by the recession, dinner of the super rich, those who have nothing or very little to look forward to in their longer life, other than being a huge financial burden on their already over taxed children.
You still haven't worked it out ?
Life's a bitch and then you die !
What's so wrong with that ?
FOAD ? Why not ? Is there something better on offer that I've missed ?
Won't this kipper of Beelzeebub be reproduced on every tile in their bathroom ?
Also in every bathroom in Budapest, nay Hungary, or even da da da daaa ... the whole world !
My God, he's actually taking over the system via B&Q and the bathroom suite 0day vulnerability.
Are they available on eBay ?
Well, they could be useful, like if you didn't your wife ! For an art exhibition.
They must be worth a mint by now !
He could sell the tiles on eBay and then buy a new house with the proceeds !
Has anyone bothered to point this sort of stuff out to Martha Lane Fox on the Direct.Gov Review
That must be mainly made up of: cannabis seeds, grow lights, plant nutirients and related hydroponics cannabis growing kits, oh yeah and a wide range legal highs, from Holland !
From my own, albeit limited experiences of business, most small business owners that I have known won't even spend money on decent office lighting. They will put up with a really crap eMail service, etc; as they lack the capacity to even imagine how they could improve their business through the use of IT especially through selling/buying anything (other than "instant playmates or holidays") via the net.
As for taking some free advice from Go vermin web sites, at free training workshops, via electronic newsletters, or even from their pet IT bod, you must be havin' a laugh mate ! In the main they scream at you, generally labouring their belief that they don't have the time.
Not only is their capacity to understand IT severely limited, as you'd expect, the consequence being that most of their time is spent fighting fires without the aid of IT, as they try to cope with everything from none paying customers who live just down the road to their business environment which is made up of a constantly changing landscape of regulations, limitations and liabilities, etc.
For me, this proves yet again how out of touch and separated from reality our over bears are.
2K ? It's still here !
and since I disconnected it from t'internet, it runs smoother than ever.
I've had my gripes about 2K over the last 10 years, but it's still my OS of choice for getting the majority of my work done on a daily basis.
Surfin' n eMail are handled by OpenSuse 11 on a 10 year old box. My 3 kids play on and everyone else uses an XP'd P4 machine - which I use as a base line for fixing other peoples PC problems, as XP has had loads of 'em. Still, that box is about 9 years old and it has taken a lot of stick.
IMHO, Linux on the desktop still has a long way to go, unfortunately.
It's easy to set up now, but WELL flakey in the field, sadly, both Ubuntu up to 9.0 and OpenSuse 11 suffer.
Is there a GUI Linux distro that doesn't ?
Seriously, if there is, please let me know. And cut the bull shit.
I do NOT recommend Linux to the majority of my clients.
While 2K still sets the grade for functionality in my world.
What was that about MAC ?
As far as I am concerned, with Apple MACs it's a case of, F*ck the scenery mate I'm here to work !
Why didn't they fix the printing bug first ?
I'd rather be able to print documents properly from Open Office.
Anyway, GStreamer doesn't work on my OpenSuse 11 install, oh and if it is installed, YAWN YAST cannot find it, and when found in the available packages, it cannot be installed either.
God job I am able to use Microsoft and Apple software when I want to listen to music, or print documents.
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