* Posts by Ragarath

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Hmmm, where should I dump those unencrypted password files? I know - OneDrive

Ragarath

Re: The Skyhigh guys again

Please share I beg of you ;)

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Re: The Skyhigh guys again

(Microsoft is the third-party, and they should not be able to deduce this information either).

Microsoft have control of the hardware. What does this mean? As every sysadmin knows it means you can get what you want if you are that way inclined. This is not only Microsoft but every cloud provider, your VM may be controlled by you but do you really know where it is? When that instance moves datacentre how did it happen so fast. What happened to the copies? Who has access to them.

These are questions I ask myself, Does anyone have the answers?

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Facebook's own TLS cert used by crooks in double logon phish

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Not also that but the opportunities for cross service password checking are endless. I know many people that use the same password for many services, even against advice given.

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LiveDrive drive by: Backup biz's price hikes will kill us, say resellers

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The Cloud! - Use at your own risk!

Not much more to say but be aware of what your storing and where and how it can be held against you.

I assume with such sweeping changes the contract becomes null and void, let's hope there is a clause to extract your data.

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Spinning rust fans reckon we'll have 18TB disk drives in two years

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Re: Question

But if you were having a double height drive, would it not be more reliable to have 2 drives configured appropriately in that space to offer better redundancy?

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Millions menaced as ransomware-smuggling ads pollute top websites

Ragarath

Re: Beat me to it... @AC

Hang on! You did what to his 69?

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David Cameron hints at Budget law change to end mobile not-spots

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Re: cue the Anti Mast campaigns @Credas

Your right about the land owners part. We have a mast on our land but still have a lot of not spots because of the topography. We also get a lot of tourists in the summer.

The single mast we have cannot cope, the networks have been approached and we have said we will do whatever they need in terms of way leaves / planning so they can put up more masts. They still came back no because all they look at is the static population.

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Everything bad in the world can be traced to crap Wi-Fi

Ragarath

Re: Icon says it all

It's implemented inadequately usually because the costs of doing it the proper way make the management baulk.

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WANdisco boss: 'We're seeing a humongous movement to the cloud'

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Re: Maybe I am off the mark here....

I've been doing calculations, admittedly with Azure, recently to weigh up our options. We do not have a great need for servers here. AD, SQL, Fileserver and Exchange. Just putting this into the cload works out At a minimum of twice as expensive over 5 years. That is also not counting the things that would have to stay on prem.

Our costs for on site IT personnel remain the same. You still need the 1 person that knows how it works.

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BBC telly tax drops onto telly-free households. Cough up, iPlayer fans

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Re: Then start showing ads

The adverts are not free to you, they use your time and resources. That is the trade off though if you do not want to pay for a product. Either the consumer pays or the advertisers pay.

For example, I will try a mobile game, if I like it enough I will pay for it to get rid of any adverts. If I only like it a little I will put up with the adverts as I am using something that someone else produced and needs to be paid for.

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Beep, beep – it's our 2016 buzzword detector. We see you, 'complexity'

Ragarath

Re: OpsDev @lysenko

Wow you've just given a name to what I already do at my current job. Thank!

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Don't take a Leaf out of this book: Nissan electric car app has ZERO authentication

Ragarath

Re: Don't put microcomputers into cars...

Flagella? Just the thing for beating a dead horse...

A very, very, small horse?

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IT boss gets 30 months of porridge for trashing ex-employer's servers

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I'm guessing s/he does as we do. The account is disabled until deleted. No point changing the password.

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Riddle of cash-for-malware offer in new Raspberry Pi computers

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Re: Malware?

I think he was trying to diss Windows 10 even though this is the version designed to run on this type of hardware.

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Steve Jobs mural highlights plight of Syrian refugees

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Re: Big war

If some dude from off a refugee ship takes your job and your women despite barely speaking English and not knowing anybody, you have to ask yourself exactly how shit you are that they're so much better.

I think you might find the fear is more that they are willing to do the same work for less money, in some cases so much less that they are employed because of that. This is not to say they may be any less skilled but that profit is the only driving factor in a lot of businesses and if they job is getting done for less then that is the only consideration.

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Shares tumble at flash-disk array maker Nimble: Time to crack open the all-flash?

Ragarath

So losing $100 million dollars a year is all fine and dandy?

I guess it's what all these companies are doing now-a-days.

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Openreach boss quits BT in midst of split uncertainty

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Superfast? Really?

"Openreach is now poised to take the UK from a superfast to an ultrafast nation and I am confident it can achieve this as part of the BT family," he added.

Ultrafast? What's that then 2.5mbps or the 2mbps that I currently get? Perhaps they should walk before they try running.

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Lithium-air: A battery breakthrough explained

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Re: How delicate is it? etc

If we are talking cars here what's wrong with storing the fuel needed in say well a tank. You know like we do with the current car tech and petrol?

Dump the oxygen to the tank and suck it back when needed.

This would obviously be a problem for something smaller but cars not a problem.

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How to get the fun stuff back in your data centre

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Re: Because I can

I'm not a cloud fan but isn't that the point of "the cloud" in that you don't have to worry about how it's cooled, powered, or provisioned in any way as long as the processing power is there.

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Apple may face $900m bill after A7 CPU in iPhones, iPads ripped off university's patent

Ragarath

Re: Apple thieves - what a surprise

But it is not just an application. They changed it to make it durable as mentioned and because of this changed the original patent in a small step as mentioned above.

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How French spooks can silently command Siri, Google Now on phones

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Re: Hmm?

I think that he means that they will hear Siri / Google respond to the command. Not that they would hear the command itself.

In this case though you may think that Siri/ Google picked up something from the surroundings. It would cause you to look at what is going on though and this could make the attacks more effective for certain scenarios. Evil marketing being one sending texts to a premium text number also (though the looking at the screen would not help this)?

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Intel doubles capacity and speed of PCIe flash card

Ragarath

It's called a solid state drive. Why is that any different than calling it a flash card or a disk drive a, well a disk drive?

Would you prefer they called it "A device for storing files in non-volatile memory chips"?

Everyone knows what a "drive" is, the explaination above but in a short format. If you like it drives file storage for the OS.

Why is a device driver called a driver?

I could go on but feel it pointless.

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Cisco tool IDs malware in the firmware

Ragarath

If you already don't trust it and you already know it's compromised and don't need the tool.

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Can't they have a tool that detects all firmware bugs quite easily?

Surely this is just a case of checking a hash code or something for that firmware version and that it should match the version in Cisco's database or tool?

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POLAR DINOSAURS prowled ARCTIC NIGHT, cast doubt on COLD BLOOD theory

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Joke

Re: Alaska?

Are you sure it was African and not European swallows? If these swallows were laden it would have affected their airspeed would it not?

This must have been an effort on par with the building of the pyramids.

Did the swallows build the pyramids and we (as in the Egyptians) were just their slaves?

Long live our swallow overlords watching from on high.

Must stop rambling...

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My parents don't know I'm in SEO. They think I play piano in a brothel

Ragarath

I read that wrong and started to mount my high horse. My horse then promptly shook me off and trampled on me to shame me.

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The marketing departments love it!

Here our marketing dept is always on at me on how we improve our search engine rankings. They then say this person/business is going to get our rankings up for £XX is it worth it. They seem only to be after the quick fix.

They are never impressed when I tell them to submit their pages mentioning as much as possible in normal context the thing/phrase you want to be found and that is all this person/business is going to be doing and they can save themselves that £XX.

I'm unsure of how all these SEO companies can all offer to have you in the top X for a certain phrase. If they all do it who wins? Snake oil in my opinion.

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Arctic summer ice cover is 31st HIGHEST EVER RECORDED

Ragarath

Re: This again? @AC

Sigh, you disagree great, stand up and be counted? Counter his argument with yours that is what gets debate going. You know different people have different views.

Please counter that is is a statistically insignificant amount of data that we currently have? Again show me the links I need to see to view your side of the argument so I can make an informed decision.

All you're doing here is commenting on the person, not the ideas.

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Curiosity Rover's OS has backdoor bug

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Joke

But someone could send a signal out and hijack it remotely they could then aim the rovers instruments at Earth!

War of the Worlds begins!

It has a laser you know.

P.S. please ignore any problems with sending the correct encrypted signal.

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Spaniard trousers €60,000 bank error, proceeds directly to jail

Ragarath

Re: Justice for all

Gosh, lot's of people missed my joke icon above.

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Joke

Re: Justice for all

The money did belong to him, the bank gave it to him. Do you go around asking for gifts back after things like birthday parties? I bet you do, go on admit it!

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Windows 10 grabbed about five per cent market share in August

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Re: So What!

This is why Linux is not much more widely used. Sort yourselves out. The in-bickering between the distros and the users like this sets it back time and again.

I don't think the fragmentation is the biggest issue, I think it is the attitude of the users as that is what others see posted all over the Internet.

Most of the time it just sounds like the old playground taunts, "My Dad is better than your Dad!"

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The 100GB PHONE! Well, it has shades of Chrome, so not quite

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Joke

Re: "reliance on always being connected"

We know how to configure the WiFi down here. The problem is there are to many tourists all trying to use the "Free" WiFi and our huge fat pipes (not really Openreach is still no where to be seen) cannot handle everyone trying to upload GB's of holiday snaps over the ADSL connection.

Joke Icon because it is meant as a joke, but is actually mostly true.

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Apple muscles in on biz world AGAIN – this time with Cisco pact

Ragarath

Re: Desk phones?

2015 where desk phones are still needed obviously not for your business but in a lot of others is still a necessary evil.

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Win10 Insider build 10532: Avoid if you run Chrome 64-bit

Ragarath

May I ask what the difference is with small corporations compared to large? I have found they are most likely to slurp data given the chance.

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Win10 PCs still stuck on slow boat from China, warehouses empty

Ragarath

Re: But... according to Microsoft

Well a friend of mine...

No I'll not go there, anecdotal is well, just that.

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Riddle solved: Do bears crap in the woods? No – they're stressing out over drones instead

Ragarath

Re: Kill the buggers

Maybe one day we will be reduced to plastic bears, polystyrene eagles and polypropylene plants.

With the speed of that Eagle attack (around 5-6 seconds from take off) it may take a bit more than a drone to do away with them they'll be around for a while.

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Stardock’s Start10 brings the familiarity of 7 to Windows 10

Ragarath

Re: Windows Explorer

I guess that for some Anonymous Cowards, reading the fucking comments are optional.

Although he is commenting on the Start Menu story I took the comment to mean he wanted an alternative for the Ribbon in Explorer. Seeing as that is what his post was about.

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Techies! Shadow IT means you need to up your game

Ragarath

A tech nightmare waiting to happen!

“49 per cent [of employees] are more familiar and comfortable with the unapproved application, so using it helps them get their job done more quickly and easily”.

Also known as lazy employees that cannot be bothered to learn the way it is meant to be done. There are usually good reasons for one application or program being used over another. If every employee used what they want there would be no support department big enough.

Another 38 per cent of line of business employees fingered “slow or cumbersome IT approval processes for the needed service”, with almost a quarter stating “the unauthorised app met needs better than IT’s alternative.”

A quarter? (of 38% I might add so overall <10%?) Seriously that means 3 quarters thought the approved application or program was the better option. Sounds like troublemakers to me, you know the ones you can never satisfy because nothing is right unless they have full control of everything*.

I'm lucky that in my current position deciding what programs to have available is mostly a non-issue, at least at the moment. My last job though was a pain in the arse.

*until of course it breaks. Then it's IT's fault, not theirs for installing umpteen GB of crap and messing with settings they had no clue about.

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Popping the Tesla S bonnet – to reveal SIX NEW FLAWS

Ragarath

I also wonder about that handbrake.. I'm not an expert, but shouldn't that particular bit be entirely mechanical?

Handbrakes on a lot of newer cars are now electronically controlled at the push of a button or even automatic. Run by small motors on the callipers if I'm not mistaken (I cannot afford one of these new fangled cars to check).

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AIDS? Ebola? Nah – ELECTRO SMOG is our 'biggest problem', says Noel Edmonds

Ragarath

I was more impressed with this claim:

EMPpad PEMF technology produces an electromagnetic pulse at an intensity and frequency which mimics the earth’s magnetic field.

So it mimics the field that is already present around you? That's an easy claim to satisfy.

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Did speeding American manhole cover beat Sputnik into space? Top boffin speaks to El Reg

Ragarath

Re: Superpowers

I may as well claim that my first fart in 1955 included six hydrogen molecules which made it to the interstellar void.

That sir is ridiculous. Although, to put it in context, I do think you were well on your way to making a h-bomb.

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A quarter of public sector IT workers have never used the cloud

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Shh dont't tell them I said this...

Will someone please tell me just what the hell "using the cloud" actually MEANS?

It means, a cluster server with clients, you know exactly the same as we've been using for years. But remember, don't say I told you this or they will come out of the word-work explaining the small insignificant ways it differs and eat you for their lunch...

... or something like that.

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TfL to splash £400m on networking deal, despite GDS opposition

Ragarath

Re: Radical Option

That were moved to the firm where it was outsourced, Fujitsu != TfL therefore even though the people doing the work are the same it is no longer in house.

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Re: Radical Option

Don't be silly. If they are not seen to be using this new buzzword "outsourcing" and actually employ people for decent money they have no one to blame when it goes wrong.

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Call that a mugshot? Aussie model/fugitive asks rozzers for more flattering pic

Ragarath

Re: Good God !!

is it me or is 1980's coder almost the new amanfrommars ?

It's just you I can actually understand 1980s_coder.

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Windows 7 and 8.1 market share surge, XP falls behind OS X

Ragarath

Re: Well as usually those statistics must be taken with a _lot_ of salt

They represents the market shares of those people who don't block Javascript from non-trustworthy sources.

We'll lets be honest here, that is the majority.

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It's the hottest day of the year. So check out John Lewis' Xmas tech range!

Ragarath

Re: Screw Christmas

Bah humbug

That is all.

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Microsoft to release Visual Studio 2015 ahead of Windows 10

Ragarath

Re: ASP on Linux?

He even has the name wrong and is living in the past. ASP.NET is not ASP they are two totally different things.

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Microsoft to offload display ads biz to ... hang on, AOL?

Ragarath

Re: Nice to see Reg and commentards keeping up.

What they mean is, "I don't like AOL so it must be dying".

I don't like them either, but you'll be surprised at the amount of people that do.

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