Ahh, not been on El'Reg for a few days and come back to this sad news.
RIP Lester, we will miss you and your articles.
776 posts • joined 26 Aug 2009
Ahh, not been on El'Reg for a few days and come back to this sad news.
RIP Lester, we will miss you and your articles.
This could be Rotterdam or anywhere
Liverpool or Rome
'Cause Rotterdam is anywhere
Please share I beg of you ;)
(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?
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.
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.
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?
Hang on! You did what to his 69?
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.
It's implemented inadequately usually because the costs of doing it the proper way make the management baulk.
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.
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.
Wow you've just given a name to what I already do at my current job. Thank!
Flagella? Just the thing for beating a dead horse...
A very, very, small horse?
I'm guessing s/he does as we do. The account is disabled until deleted. No point changing the password.
I think he was trying to diss Windows 10 even though this is the version designed to run on this type of hardware.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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)?
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.
If you already don't trust it and you already know it's compromised and don't need the tool.
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?
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gosh, lot's of people missed my joke icon above.
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!
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!"
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.
2015 where desk phones are still needed obviously not for your business but in a lot of others is still a necessary evil.
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.
Well a friend of mine...
No I'll not go there, anecdotal is well, just that.
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.
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.
“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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
is it me or is 1980's coder almost the new amanfrommars ?
It's just you I can actually understand 1980s_coder.
We'll lets be honest here, that is the majority.
That is all.