The thing is, HP buyz stuff and then drops it, every other player in the market tries to make the best out of an acquisition. Even Oracle is not doing that bad after their Sun acquisition...
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Re: One of the wisest things I've ever read.
>Science and religion are two windows that people look through, trying to understand the big universe outside, trying to understand why we are here. The two windows give different views, but they look out at the same universe. Both views are one-sided, neither is complete. Both leave out essential features of the real world. And both are worthy of respect.
BS, religion is not worthy of respect. People who gob the crap are worthy of respect, though ... it was not their choice to be brain-washed, actually, it was, in most cases, the fault of parents who happily "assimilate" their young before they know any better. You would not want your kids to laugh you out the house every morning, would you ?
All religions are bullshit that we have introduced in the past to impose ethics and morals, to try and help those who cannot be otherwise stopped from stealing, killing etc ... The irony is that these religions, all religions WITHOUT exception, happily ask of their faithful that they kill, steal, rape, torture ... you name it, in "god's" name.
Today, we are more and more replacing religious belief with patriotism. We as a community are better than you numpties because we live on right side of the pond/mountains/river....!
Re: this really is nothing compared to what's coming.
>Automatic guilt on any and all accusations against men of domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape, without trial, to spare the "victim" the trauma of testifying.
Automatic guilt on any and all accusations against men of domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape (including any type of sexual intercourse with consent at the time, with change of mind days after the act) without trial, to spare the "victim" the trauma of testifying.
Fixed that and, already happened.
>Er more likely they have actually been invited to the Microsoft do and Apple only invite sycophants. As such The Register is Persona non Grata as far as Apple are concerned.
Er, more likely they have been invited to the Microsoft do because no one else cares to attend.
Re: "The surface pro... is made for doing work not for playing games."
Windows is great for families, so much so, it has absolutely nothing to do in serious business, such as a datacenter.
Read up on mimikatz before you downvote ... minidump lsass to 0wn the forest.
Re: gov't interference with the internet contributed to this problem
You can say that about any other paper in UK and you are probably right, however, I think the Guardian has quite a good track record, not perfect, but there you go. What do you read, daily mail, telegraph or sun, maybe ?
I did not have any trouble copy-pasting a url into the browser, then again, I usually just tap it ... I have two z30's in my household.
As for Android compatibility ... I have two Asus tables (ARM, Atom) and with either it is impossible to get the "keyboard" up reliably in clash of clans, the only game I occasionally play on those things.
On the Z30's, it works like a charm. The z30's cannot save the game progress to the cloud, which means that you rely on the backup of the phone you have on your computer.
iOS has the problem that when you update iOS, it removes all games and shit (god knows why) and you have to install it all again ... when you do not connect to save your game progress, you lose everything ... quite a few th9's and 10's lost there, in my clan, if the members are to be believed ...
Tosh Laptops are good
Toshiba laptops are pretty good, the only problem with them, that keeps me from buying any, is that they come with Windows XP^H^HVista^H^H^H^H^H7^H8^H10.
What good is encryption when you sync to icloud ? Exactly!
Besides, all this "going through the courts" obviously includes those "secret courts" ... in the world, you have two types of courts, courts of justice and secret courts - the latter must remain "secret" because they tramp all over justice.
Change user agent ... ;-)
Re: There used to be an 8-ball easter egg
>>"I'll drink to that"
>British English, the USians do not know how to drink the grown men's beverages ....
I forgot the joke icon, making a reference to Bud & Miller (light) ... ;-)
Re: Typical Microsoft
>If you can't get your own products working on your own platform, then why should anyone else bother?
The whole point is that others are better than themselves at interop'ing with their OWN platform. Now, most of these players also support alternative, standards-based, platform independent solutions that work even better ... why, oh why are you still forcing yourself to gobble Redmond excrements ?
I had a hotmail account some, what?, 15 years ago, dumped it when we switched to something else than MSN messenger, must have been Skype, iirc.(I know you did not need a hotmail address for msn msg back then, but it certainly looked like you did, iirc) Note that I still have my netscape.net account from the 90's with IMAP. Never beaten by hotmail capacity-wise, and used to have 5 times the inbox size and 3 times the max message size - I used to send MP3's to my mates in the 90's via email ... obviously to their ISP email address not webmail, because, for some retarded reason, they used ISP email (hooked to ISP) or hotmail with no IMAP, ridiculous inbox and max mail sizes ... then again, they were not techies so they at least had an excuse. Most ISP email addresses are dead now and they eventually all switched to gmail ... i still use my ancient netscape.net address.
Re: There used to be an 8-ball easter egg
>"I'll drink to that"
British English, the USians do not know how to drink the grown men's beverages ....
>Why the silly^W fancy doors?
Fancy car, fancy doors!
You must take a closer look, though, you will notice that these types of doors make a whole lot of sense, especially when you consider that they need much less free space to open than ordinary doors, so much so that I question the intellect of regular car manufacturers ... but then again, who am I... ? Some reg commentard, so look for yourself.
Sorry, for once you are quite wrong ...
Ever heard of OpenOffice with macros ? Right!
I usually push OO/LO on here 'like mad', however, it is not the solution to all problems, you can do bad things with OO/LO macros as well ...
Re: Zombies live
>If anyone is bothered by this then they can come to me with a USB stick and I'll put the offending attachment onto the USB stick and open it on a stand-alone machine. If it's a virus then I destroy their USB stick (it's the only safe thing to do) and reimage the PC.
How do you detect malware ? Do you read the macro code ? I think the safest would be to save the XLS file as a CSV on the USB Stick and delete the XLS.
>use another application if they want that to happen, which is what they should be doing anyway.
Like OpenOffice with macros ? Right!
They BASICally need to sandbox the macro runtimes, why is it so hard?
I usually push OO/LO on here 'like mad', however, it is not the solution to all problems, you can do bad things with OO/LO macros as well ...
Ok, lets say you wanna go with two providers ... can you mirror shit on Azure and AWS or Google or whatever easily ? I doubt it.
OpenStack has many vendors, same tech, same stack - much easier to go with them and certainty you can just "switch over" in case of emergency with one of the vendors.
However, my hands bleed (how many times have I typed this this week?), don't put sensitive data on a cloud, and never EVER put critical data on a cloud.
2 minutes, dad, let me try again with Thor.
Re: Browse websites that you're not really interested in...
The other day I saw an ad inciting ppl to convert to Islam, I thought it would be a good idea to click the link ... especially since, if the US have kept the files, I am considered a Jedi by them ... at least, that is what I jotted on the Visa weaver last time I was there ... ;-)
I am an dwJediAtheist, in case anybody on here did not know.
Bad news, if you ask me.
They need to bring out another full touch to replace my z30, running BB10, of course. Why would anyone sec-savvy want an Android, or anything other than a BB10 device ????
I do not get it, the competition is shipping "security sieves by design"© in great numbers.
Re: Even if the tech is really that bad...
No, it is not that hard. On a great number, all you do is come along dressed in blue overalls, a toolbox and remove the cover on the front panel. This works for many ATM's, since they are using some outdated strain of XP, all you need is a specifically crafted jpg and the thing is 0wned. others just hook up a keyboard and USB drive and let the fun begin ... if you wanna get to the management ui, most have default passwords UNCHANGED, from there, reboot the bugger -> 0wned.
Easy really ...;-)
>Let's see if I have this right. Individuals buy printers for their computers every day and they mostly just work. Companies same.
Ever heard of MS dropping support for various printers, some specialized kit from 2006 cannot support Vista/2008, let alone 7/2012 or later ...it is happening all the time! In Linux, the drivers once written are not discarded ... I heard they were thinking about dropping support for some 1980's printers ... not that you could find toners/cartridges for them anymore ...
>Back in 2013, Accenture regarded the project as a success story.
They still regard it as a success story. SAP/SQLServer/Windows ? What possibly could go wrong ?
If you have too much cash, hire in Accenture, they will make sure you bleed to death with incessant delays et al. Their goal is to push MS software solutions into every corner of your data center.
>Also, it's not exactly a great advert for Android for work if Google's own security bod doesn't rely on it for his company email on his mobile. If it's not good enough for him, how is it meant to be good enough for us?
In which cave have you been for the past 5 years ? Windows dwPhoneMobile, iOS, Android cloud-based BS are all inherently insecure ... I have been writing it on here for years, "The World won't Listen". Repeat after me, "I shall not store sensitive data on the cloud". On these platforms, your data will end up on the cloud, if you like it or not, unless you are REALLY, REALLY, REALLY careful, and even then, no guarantee.
Worse, all three leave you open to phishing because you have no control of what apps can or can't do, no choice.
Here in BB10 world we disable privileges we do not want to give the app. If you think your data is secure on your phone when you have whatsapp YOU SHOULD JUST JUMP OUT OF A WINDOW FROM A VERY TALL BUILDING, the human genome has enough cretins already (just look at the number of whatsapp users). Same for facebook, google+ you name it ...
Those are THE problems and until they fix them, I will stay with BB10.
Re: If only there was a way
>Not in public cloud you don't. Availability is stated at 99.9% if you are lucky.
And MS has been unlucky since Azure inception, because they have yet to reach that availability ... with servers that have a max uptime of 1 month, with a monthly patchday requiring multiple reboots, occasionally even bricking servers of a given type, I must say they are not doing tooo bad, still, nowhere near 99.9%.
1. Not until they manage to hire a drone who can do certificate management properly, which I doubt.
2. Not until they move their windows update test teams from China to the US or any other high tech country like UK, France, Germany .... for example. Don't get me wrong, I am sure China techies are good as well, but look what's happening to Windows Updates since they moved to China (~ release of Windows8), we have had several servers with update issues, found before updating live servers (luckily), but still. Windows workstations have had update issues several times this year alone.
To get at third-party's data, maybe ... Now, the reason why they disclose it ? One or more competing agencies know of the vuln as well and the ASD has another vuln up its sleeve that the others do not ...
Prof. Fsck'ing Obvious
I do not get the point
Compress? Let's listen to what Mr Stallman has to say on that:
I obviously mean MEP ... sorry ... too late to fix.
I lived in a country where there was no such thing as a patient, you were a customer. Go to your GP or dentist, he would say to the secretary: "Would you mind fixing another appointment for this customer, please? Thanks." before closing the door.
Of course, he would try and convince me I needed surgery that he would practice on me, on the back of healthcare. How many others believed this a.h. ?
Private healthcare does not cut it, look at the US, even before Obama introduced Obamacare ... they were paying more per capita for healthcare than us in Europe, yet, hardly anybody (to summarize, the ultra wealthy) got/gets proper treatment, and even then ... case "superman" - his healthcare bill in Europe would have been $0, well, not quite, he would pay monthly fees for the system, lower than what he paid* in the US.
In Europe, anybody can expect the same treatment superman got, for a MILLIONTH of the cost, how is that possible ? How come the American system only insured the middle and upper class, and still was way more expensive than European-style healthcare ? Why is the UK aiming for US style healthcare when we all know it does not work? Blame Europe, maybe, but are the British MEP's not pushing for this as hard as the other European "conservative " EMP's ? I do not make the distinction for British EMP's because, afaik, 100% of British EMP's push a neo-libral agenda (there might be one or two I have missed, excuses where due).
*obviously excluding any moneys he coughed up for the actual treatment that was not covered by his plan.
Re: I was there
>Care Trust Plus
Care Trust PlusDoubleGood would have been a better name, imho.
Re: I was there
>Here's one: http://www.surmise.org/choler_klng.html . I know for a fact it went to ministerial level. She had regs ostensibly protecting her. They didn't.
I read that and it made me feel awful, then I read this:
Kevin Bond, chief executive, has led the transformation of mental health in North East Lincolnshire moving services from a large mental health trust, into a PCT and then a Care Trust Plus, ultimately into a successful Social Enterprise.
During that time Kevin has empowered service users to aspire to better quality care and provided the leadership to create innovative services that deliver.
... and now I need a new keyboard.
Still feeling sad for what happened at NE Lincs Trust (rip), though.
Re: Am I the only one
200 million quid is quite a lot of peanuts, if you ask me.
Ever heard of WebRTC, preview of Edge supports it as well, along with Chrome and Firefox, Hello ?
Christ, really, so many still using Skype on here ? It saddens me to read this. You guyz, here, are the finest IT techies the world has on offer and you use Skype ???
Eavesdropping by design, phishing by design, ALL YOUR DATA IS BELONG TO MS.
The world is a Sad place, I tell ya!
Re: Attn: Normal people
smtpd := smtp daemon, actually, the process that you connect to with your email client (outlook, thunderbird, icedove, whatever) to send emails (via SMTP).
sasl := Simple Authentication and Security Layer
auth := authentication
enable := !disable
= := = or "equals"
yes := !no
Basically, it means that for the smtpd daemon, set the "simple authentication and strong security layer" to "enabled" for "authentication". Hope that helps ...
As for wrappermode ... I will quote the postfix TLS readme:
TLS is sometimes used in the non-standard "wrapper" mode where a server always uses TLS, instead of announcing STARTTLS support and waiting for remote SMTP clients to request TLS service. Some clients, namely Outlook [Express] prefer the "wrapper" mode. This is true for OE (Win32 < 5.0 and Win32 >=5.0 when run on a port<>25 and OE (5.01 Mac on all ports).
It is strictly discouraged to use this mode from main.cf. If you want to support this service, enable a special port in master.cf and specify "-o smtpd_tls_wrappermode=yes" (note: no space around the "=") as an smtpd(8) command line option. Port 465 (smtps) was once chosen for this feature.
Basically, email clients tend to issue a STARTTLS to the server to say "Heydo, I wanna talk encrypted, you support that, right?" Outlook uses a wrapper mode instead - postfix discourages you from using it in the readme, I could not find anything in the actual cf file or google explaining why. Apparently non-standard.
Also, you would have to watch with Outlook, sometimes it insists on sending cleartext passwords over the wire, because, well, it detected mail server is not exchange.
Re: Good luck to "vi" something - if you're not used to it
Totally agree, most howto's mention nano or pico, actually.
May I add that vi is an "impressive" little piece of software once you master it. I handle 2000+ pages worth of text almost exclusively with vi, split in some 500 files. I also use a bit of sed and awk.
>They know all Cisco kit has been back-doored by the PLA
They know all proprietary kit has been back-doored by the PLA
Fixed that for you, may I have a pint ?
Re: It's everywhere
>Interesting though, that all instance types in Azure (except A0) are cheaper with Linux than they are with Windows... You'd think they could get licences cheaper... (The icon is for this fact, not for what you said.)
Two sides to this:
1. TCO of Linux is way lower than Windows, even when administered for MS admins, who cannot even manage certificates in a timely manner
2. An account that currently runs Linux outside of Azure is not making MS anything, getting them to run Linux on Azure means they get a least something
Re: It's everywhere
They have been selling Linux for years, remember, Suse^H^H^H^HNovell signing the deal with Microsoft iow their demise and that of Suse.
Novell head-shot of the finest!
>Half the world has already been doing this for nearly a decade.
Half the world has already been doing this for nearly TWO decades.
Fixed that ...
Terrorists have won.
Re: Remeber when
In no specific order:
My heart goes out to those who didn't see the light extinguished when they dumped Alpha
My heart goes out to those who didn't see the light extinguished when they dumped Tru64
My heart goes out to those who didn't see the light extinguished when they dumped OpenVMS
My heart goes out to those who didn't see the light extinguished when they embraced iTanic
My heart goes out to those who didn't see the light extinguished when they bought Palm, yet still went on sucking Redmond genitalia
Re: What happens when...
This is not funny!
One our best commentards, Matt Bryant, works for HP. We have not heard from him in months, maybe he was dumped in the first wave.
Note that I disagree with almost everything Matt wrote on here. I have to admit, he is a talented evangelist and most importantly, was quite funny at times ... especially when he was trying hard not to be.
This is corporate greed blender in full action.
Which part of "During Blair's 10 years in office there were 40 successive quarters of economic growth, lasting until the second quarter of 2008" do you not understand ? How many quarters are there in 10 years ? Now, where did you get your BS, I may ask.
Or "This extended period of growth ended in 2008 when the United Kingdom suddenly entered a recession – its first for nearly two decades – brought about by the global financial crisis." What is a global financial crisis, or a bank bailing out, because it was "over-lending" funds it did not have the capital to back up to poor bastards?
Source wikipedia, you have none.
I hate Tony Blair with a passion for reasons I cannot express or my comment will be censored (poodles, magpies and Lafontine's fox come to mind).
Now, why is the UK in such a poor state compared to countries like France ? Ohh, on the surface it looks all rosy "o'er 'ere", but you and I know the economic state is desperate, the financial markets refuse to see reality ... the pound has even gained against the euro, so the collapse will be even worse when time comes.
Maybe because France has, despite having had Chirac and Sarkozy on spending frenzies, managed to at least keep production from local companies in control. Ok, some of these have their financial HQ's in tax havens, but France is not the slave of big foreign corps that hold their entire industry, the economy is diversified, plus, they have a big tourism sector.
Germany has a high quality, highly qualified, and profitable production sector.
Chirac inherited an economy in surplus, with debt hugely under control and shrinking, thanks to no other than ... Hollande and GSK and, to be fair, quite a few others. Chirac went on a spending frenzy, all while privatizing core infrastructure ... after the first year alone, debt had reached an unprecedented peak, and when all that was sell-able had been sold, Mr Short, aka Sakozy, came in to spend even more and have private firms handle more and more services to the public, further reducing the state's inbound cashflow.
Then came the subprime crisis.
Hollande is a neo-liberal and I do not like him, but I have to admit that he is doing pretty well, economically speaking, given the circumstances. He has done f* all to revert the damage caused by Chirac and Sarkozy, though, hence the neo-liberal tag and why I do not like him.
>Of course, but you can make things seem better for a few years to the uneducated masses - and then blame the cuts and hard times caused by repaying the debts you ran up and the mess you left the economy in on the next party in power....cue next cycle of socialism!
Which country exactly has the highest debt per capita in Europe (Geographically), Right! Now STFU.
Oh, noooooooo, let me mince you ...
The UK has been ruled by neo-liberals since the end of the 1970's, now you can tell me what you want, but the state the UK is in now is hilarious. You have a housing bubble and a financial bubble as SOLE contributors towards GDP, the highest debt per capita, by a few miles, now, please, what possibly could go wrong ?
And you know what ? All the blame for this situation is Maggies first tenure.
Yes, I will get the downvotes from the BNP, Cons(excuse my French), UKIP, Lib Dems and Labour backers ... as usual, the dilusionary fucktards! You know what, I don't care, feel free.
Shit, now I need a new keyboard!
Re: They have sysadmins who knows autofs
I think you are mistaken, here. The more technologically diverse your team, the more chances you have of finding the best tools for the jobs that need to be done.
So, a,b,c are a must, x , y, z are +'s, and any other knowledge in the broader field of IT is doubleplusgood.
Re: irreparable injury?
>Anyone suing is known to their spouse. Most of the spouses know at this point, plenty of people have made it their mission to ensure that.
Yes, and what do the spouses know ? That their loved one was fooled into signing up on a cheating website where he had absolutely zarro chances of finding a match ? I would think that is rather funny, would you not ?
Good laugh and off to bed ;-)