* Posts by theloon

96 posts • joined 24 Sep 2009

Page:

Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT

theloon

finally features used since the 1980's make it to Windows

Better late than never I guess. Desktop innovation is soo dull and kinda over now.

2
1

DNS cockup locks Virgin Media customers out of ntlworld.com email

theloon
FAIL

DNS is not one of Virgin's strong points

Since they are no good at DNS perhaps they should stop fucking with it all the time.

0
0

Virgin Media goes titsup AGAIN. The cause? Yet MORE DNS strife

theloon

sub £35 answer and crypto

For the tech inclined its pretty simple to build a secure DNS solution using a Raspberry Pi running raspbian and dnscrypt.

Add in isc-dhcp-server and if you wanna stay in the gui world use WebAdmin for config. Had this running for years now, moved it to Pi for massive space/power saving a couple of years back.

Also makes a great openvpn server and sixxs tunnel box too, they all run perfectly well concurrently with dns/dhcp etc.

Another plus is no DNS intercept from Virgin anymore.

0
0

Running Cisco's VoIP manager? Four words you don't want to hear: 'Backdoor SSH root key'

theloon

and the SP also promise that running your home will be secure

On and on it goes. This is just the tip of things to come. Smartmeter hacks on mass taking down entire communities is just such an obvious thing to target.

Then it's on to the connected home...

Enjoy the darkness.

1
0

US citizens want stricter CO2 regulations by two to one – Yale poll

theloon

but they still wanna drive a 3 axle truck to work

Yeah sort out that power plant.....but I'm not giving up my dually ....

3
2

BSkyB, CityFibre, TalkTalk pull clear of bigwig BT's bundles – plan to set fibre to York

theloon

Re: Competition at work

Unfortunately very little of this is about cost, it's about revenue retention. BT has no real incentive to get people off the copper, as they are still making billions from landlines and copper based retail.wholesale services. The revenue is declining, and at a rapid rate, which has made BT execs finally take note and start deployining some fibre passed the cab.

However if BT was really serious about getting FTTH deployed they would have joined forces with the utilitiy companies water/gas etc who are passing homes all over the country replacing the infrastructure right up to the front door....

The resistance inside BT was enormous when this was proposed....and they don't seem to be embracing it anytime soon.

0
0

David Cameron defends BT's taxpayer-funded broadband 'monopoly': It's a 'success story'

theloon

21CN ...the waste

The UK could have already done most of the fiber to the home roll-out with the money which was spend on 21CN.

Add to that the continued incremental upgrades for DSL, "polishing the copper", which nicely keeps BT OpenReach going...ops I mean OpenReach a BT Group company...they get pissy about the name. ;)

Anyone from the old G-CTO Group at BT care to comment on their lack of extraordinary lack of foresight and wastefulness? Come to think of it anyone in the recent BT Design group wanna pitch in also?

4
0

Sync'n'sharers Box snaffle Cisco's Warrior CTO .... IPO time?

theloon

friends and family stock too?

Now I wonder who might buy them in 9-12 months time.... oh the pondering lol

0
0

How a Facebook post by blabbermouth daughter cost her parents $80,000

theloon

hahaha

Priceless and good.. Don't sign a confidentiality agreement and tell anyone what was in it.

1
0

NatWest 'spam' email cockup got me slapped with late payment fee, says angry Reg reader

theloon

Prat

So he pays it off anyway, but it's not on direct debit.... yeah I can smell something and it ain't the flowers.

0
2

Pervy TOILET CAMERA disguised as 'flash drive' sparks BOMB SCARE on Boeing 767

theloon

Finger print it and arrest the moron

This person needs a reminder on the subject of decency...

3-6 months being "explored" in the showers should make them rethink their approach to life.

1
3

Just who is Apple's most frustrated fanboi? Surprise – it's GOOGLE

theloon

Wake up Apple

I'm just saying....

I work for a company with in the Valley with 10k plus of Macs...zero Apple tools used there too.

Perhaps we just don't need them, but then we are heading to a place where any OS is just a hypervisor for Apps....

5
0

Apple Schill-er: 'I was shocked - SHOCKED! They went and copied the iPhone'

theloon

So now donate it all to charity

As it's not about patents or profile....and you have more money than God already, do something useful Apple and the entire settlement to worthy causes....

1
0

BT Openreach boss QUITS to quench ambitious thirst

theloon

yep thats right she managed a deployment of "fibre broadband"...over COPPER. !!

I wonder if she will also be pontificating at her new job, as at BT she was rumored to have once pronounced in a meeting she would "be taking that (some issue) to Number 10"

What a wonderful sense of overblown self importance exists with these execs...

Oh she will be missed. lol

2
0

Watch out spooks: STANDARDS GROUPS are COMING AFTER YOU

theloon

Why the thumbs down? Do you actually work in or contribute to the IETF and even understand it....? My guess is not.

But if you do either know anything, or are actually attending then lets meet in the lobby of hotel in Vancouver where it is being hosted this week @ 11.30 PST and discuss it....yes that's right I'm actually there...

2
0
theloon
FAIL

Wow, you clearly know nothing about the IETF, it's members and how it operates.

4
1

Furious Google techie on NSA snooping: 'F*CK THESE GUYS'

theloon

So Google is rich enough to actually take on the US and UK government..... When does the blah blah blah stop from the CEO and some legal action begin?

Otherwise it's all just some bullshit pronouncements

6
0

EasyJet wanted to fling me off flight for diss tweet, warns cyber-law buff

theloon

Re: "It's called free speech"

As I assume you are not a lawyer then you will be perfectly ok if you wake up one day no one serves you in any shop, bar, restaurant, denies you to board a train, stop and searches you, locks you up for 72 hours under section 7, stops you attending any sporting activity...the list is endless

So yeah a guy sticking up for himself with the ultimate result of letting Easy Jet know their bullshit is bullshit..... thank fuck for a typical lawyer...

21
5
theloon
WTF?

reason number....oh I lost count already.

Yet another reason I never fly them...

4
2

Microsoft relents: 'Go ahead, install Windows 8.1 on clean PCs'

theloon
FAIL

MS still locked in 1990's OS upgrades and installs

Everything from the price to the install methods are 25 years out of date...

3
0

Facebook strips away a bit more of your privacy – but won't say why

theloon

my time on FB is over

These changes are just a step to far. I have accepted up until now that I'm the product, but names and faces to be given out is the end of it for me.

Instead of everyone bitching about this and that, either get off FB or stay on and shut up. You don't have to be there.

0
0

US court rules IP address cloaks may break law

theloon
Unhappy

If you add up all the controls, interception and flagrant misuse of privacy, the internet is pretty much dead when compared to the original ideals behind it.

It's time to evolve again.

0
0

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak disses Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs

theloon

Even if Job's had written and appeared in it himself, it would still be full of much fiction. Anything some one point of view, or even a few points of view is still far from the actual.

It's a documovie, nothing more.

0
1

UK.gov fines itself harshly for hurling NHS records to the winds

theloon
WTF?

Re: Hypothetically speaking

You don't...you destroy them.

When replaced you get a machine with some level of disk/physical encryption.

Classic - "but it's hard" public sector answer... It's not hard, and considering the massive overspend on IT across Government money is not even the problem, it just requires compedency and effort.

4
0
theloon

Why was it not encrypted to start with?

The truly staggering lack of any decent IT across the Government spectrum of departments is just no surprise anymore.

The first question to really ask is .....why was the data on the drive not encrypted to start with?

Problem is we all know the answer. Despite that we (taxpayers) pay about 40 times the cost for state run IT than a private company would, and we get zero value for it.

From my personal experience having to deal with Government IT, +their contractors, the compedence level and skill set is so astondingly low for internal staff, with the contractors often not a lot higher, plus there is little incentive to finish a project ontime or on cost on either side. Internal don't get fired, contractors want longer contracts...

Very brokennnn

1
0

Google Glass will SELF-DESTRUCT if flogged on eBay

theloon

Sale of Goods Act trumps Google bs

Nice of Google to open themselves to an instant UK legal challenge. you can't be prevented from reselling something you own, and control over that item can't be extended in the way Google is looking to do..

0
1

BT scores £146 meellion more UK.gov cash to fibre up Balamory

theloon

Re: Anything to delay the last mile fibre..

I certainly would not make the assumption that everyone here is an outsider making wild opinion, and don't know exactly what they are talking about when it comes to BT, it's internal workings, politics and architecture....

However my point was clearly aimed at the regulator /gov and it's total lack of teeth and clue when it comes to providing the country with a FTTH.

0
0
theloon
FAIL

Anything to delay the last mile fibre..

Here we go again. Almost no one will benefit from this as the distance from the cab to the home so great.

BT has consistantly been obstructive when it comes to FTTH and the regulator / gov are a complete joke when it comes to a joined up strategy. So instead of this money being used to make an actual difference somewhere it's being wasted to patch up the infrastructure.

The regulator is hopeless when it comes to a plan for FTTH, there is not even a joint partnership framework with other utility companies to lay fibre. London and the South East for example are having the water supplies to all houses replaced, all the way to the front door, they have just finished my road.

So we are already in the process of visting the home, digging and replacing infrastructure, but one bit at a time. Gas was the previous year, and BT is still running fresh copper to both new builds and existing. Even if you can't dig fibre over the poles has been used in other countries for years, which is BT has also constantly opposed as a method for FTTH.

BT instead spent the money on 21CN, to migrate voice....which did not happen, and cost around 15 billion, not far from the cost of FTTH by BT's own inflated estimates.

But...... it's not about the consumer, it's about protecting the unionised jobs at BT and all the little kingdoms the sad middle management types have created.

Mr Regulator - wake the fuck up and learn something about NG Broadband and stop relying on misinformation from the incumbent.

6
4

Groupon CEO Mason sent packing as shares continue to plummet

theloon

was just a matter of time for him and GroupOn in general

the entire concept is fundamentally flawed from both the user and the seller side. It sounds great,but ask a retailer...they are not enjoying

nice try, #FAIL it seems

1
0

So: 6,500 Win 8 laptops later, how are BT's field engineers coping?

theloon
Devil

Do OR guys then book the boot time of the BT build on their daily sheets?

Oh the fun of a BT laptop with a BT internal IT build on it.

Last time I saw one of these it was just under 20mins to boot up and load all the 'security' soft/mal-ware install by BT IT. The constant hangs and crashes and totally draconian restrictions on Internet access, as the Internet is seen as a bad thing inside the corp, for stealing all their lovely telco revenue and destroying the 'walled garden'

1
0

BT's shock new wheeze: Make phone calls from smartphones

theloon

Re: Late, Lame and Laughable....

As of this afternoon "Facebook Messenger Now Supports Voice Calling for U.S. Accounts" and it's coming to the UK soon too, naturally.

This is the type of voice App that around 1 billion users will soon have. Socially integrated, not dependent on having a fixed line somewhere in their life.

BT was approached about backending something similar, but the response was that Apps and Social Networking where neither important to customers or would catch on. The same BT that only a few years ago had a BT Retail exec telling the media that he could see no demand for more than 2meg to the home....

It is hard to be kind....

http://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/16/facebook-messenger-now-supports-voice-calling-for-u-s-accounts/

0
0
theloon

Re: I foresee a problem.

True, but it is wack-a-mole at the carrier level. If you connect to a VPN, say as a corporate user or you have a public/private one you can get to, then the mobile carrier loses pretty much all control of what apps you are using over their network.

0
0
theloon

Re: Late, Lame and Laughable....

Why a thumbs down?

BT has completely failed to deliver a VOIP or any Next Gen voice product, despite having bet the farm on GCTO's 21CN design which was supposed to move the entire legacy voice network on to the new shiny IP network over 5 years ago.

They have no mobile network, having sold the license, not just for the cash but also a massive lack of foresight at the executive level.

Lets not forget, BT made promises to the financial markets that they would deliver on 21CN, and these promised filter down to the customers, who have been woefully delivered to.

There is still NO VOIP solution over fiber approved at BT, something that you have been able to find at most other national carriers for the last 5 years, NTT, Comcast, etc.

The lack of fiber in the UK is not just a cost or regulation issue, it is also down to massive failure from the national carrier who still spending and supporting a legacy network as they continue the internal management landgrab battles at the expense of the customers.

1
3
theloon
FAIL

Late, Lame and Laughable....

Another classic BT product 'innovation'. 5 years to late to be interesting, and less than half the service you need to really make it useful.

Exactly who is the target audience for this? Who has a mobile and it is not now their primary phone? If you have a minutes plan then it's not in your interest not to use all the minutes you have paid for, and if you have an unlimited plan then why do you care.

But what about 0800 etc numbers you cry. What about them........ ? The EU is bring the pricing for these over mobile to the same as landline, Ofcom is well underway with sorting this.

Who is going to call you on it? No one. For two reasons, we wish to call the person not the premise and if they have a mobile this is the default number to call them on....and dial in does not work anyway for this, which will be defended by BT with their usual quality assurance argument.

Yes it will likely save you some pennys if you are abroad, but this is hardly reason to keep your landline as well as your mobile at the every increasing line rental cost. Unless of course you either have no choice but to take a copper based broadband product with the still compulsory WLR element, which is frankly a scam that BT still lobbies Ofcom to protect.....

1
3

Who queues for an iPhone 5? Protesters, hipsters and the jobless

theloon
Happy

47% of people can, according to Romney

some many people with so much time. lol

0
0

Disable Java NOW, users told, as 0-day exploit hits web

theloon
FAIL

Re: wow

yeah that will make for an interesting experience online....

0
0

Hundreds of websites go titsup in Prime Hosting disk meltdown

theloon
FAIL

no sleep? Umm, go home

last thing anyone needs are exhausted people working on problems..... Not reassuring..

3
0

Seize your moment, Microsoft: iPad is RUBBISH for enterprise

theloon
Joke

you mean legacy enterprise apps

my company does not have a single installable enterprise app for 30k+ users, unless you work on some bespoke area, say compiling code. It's all web based.

So which magic enterprise area does MS think they are targeting which iPad can't get to?

3
0

BT broadband packs up again - second big outage in a fortnight

theloon
FAIL

In a BT video interview a few months back they actually suggested everyone needs to their normal work places, as their domestic bandwidth will be limited during the Olympics. Good to see that after 5 years of planning they have added the capacity needed. Naturally this video has been deleted, but I was fortunate enough to watch the web-broadcast live.

0
0

Be co-founder mows BT's long grass in bid for fibre success

theloon

Re: "engineers had to be re-skilled".....Terry has to learn new tricks, "down rover down"

You bring up some good points, but I am quite aware as to how networks and services work and especially how to emulate them over fiber. it is not that difficult to either blow or splice fibre, it hardly requires highly-skilled people, just some skilled people with the right equipment. Having done this for real myself at SPs I can tell you it's not rocket science.

Having developed little to no program over the last 20 years to stop 'polishing the copper' and to begin to migrate services over to fiber is a massive failure from BT, but hardly a surprise when you look at the expensive mess of 21CN. Exactly where is the digital voice migration BT promised the market would have happened by now? Although I would agree its to late to bother as it will never pay back, landline decline / move to mobile etc. However to build a replacement network based on the idea of a dying product (against mobile) was obvious to most people as a failure.

Other countries carriers have done FTTP, and have detailed plans for other legacy tdm/circuit services and have consulted the regulator to wind down such regulated products.

There is no copper in my place and my alarm system works just fine using an ATA.....

0
0
theloon
FAIL

"engineers had to be re-skilled".....Terry has to learn new tricks, "down rover down"

First of all it's not BT Openreach, it' "OpenReach a BT group company". They get very annoyed being called BT Openreach....lol

It's hardly new technology and to BT's credit they actually invented Air Blown Fibre in the 1980's. The fact that they are having to skill people up for something that is already 30 years old, kinda tell you how fast BT has been prepared to move in the fibre deployment.

OpenReach is still replacing damaged copper bundles with..... wait for it... copper.

1
0

Apple desperate to prevent nightmare scenario of iPad in Iranian hands

theloon
WTF?

Geo racial profiling?

Happened in Atlanta. Would it happen in say.. NY or Palo Alto Apple stores? Some retraining needed here.

Still totally unacceptable regardless of the location.

6
0

TSA screeners spooked by Apple's 'futuristic artifact'

theloon

Re: TSA fun continues

Brilliant idea! I might just do it.

Oh perhaps as a t-shirt :)

1
0
theloon
FAIL

TSA fun continues

They spent a lot of time counting the number of gadgets I had on me one time. All Apple except for my TomTom. Then followed it with some nonsense, taking me aside, about why to you need a iphone, ipod, ipad, mac and gps, oh and a small torch. 'Because they all perform different functions'... not a popular answer. Whatever dudes...

Best of all recently they wanted to see my boarding pass for the third time, just as I was walking into the body scanner. Told them it was electronic and therefore on my phone in the bag as instructed by TSA currently going through the xray machine.

That confused the dude...

Best bit was being asked for it again, as I got out of the body scanner.

It gets dumber and dumber each time we all fly...

18
0

Advertisers slam Microsoft over 'Do not track' decision

theloon
FAIL

Ohhh MS, you have done it again. FCC investigation please.

I can only conclude that MS has done this with full knowledge it will kill DNT dead by being in breach of the agreement, which is what the ad industry wants.

Frankly this deserves investigation by FCC and EU bodies.

Some people somewhere are having a drink and a good laugh at the rest of us. Bastards.....

0
2

Orange launches TV app to snag wandering eyes

theloon
FAIL

Massive #FAIL

6 months till they remove the service..

0
0

Getting rich off iPhone apps is b*llocks, say UK devs

theloon
FAIL

Socialist Engineers ask tax payers handout for loss making apps

How about a lottery grant? Or what about we raise the basic rate of tax to pay for some developers to wack off designing software no one actually wants....

Hang on, is that not already funded and done by our tax pounds?!!

It's called Government IT....

Enough of our money spashed up the wall already

Epic Fail!

0
2

ALL Visa cards blab punters' names - not just Barclaycards

theloon
FAIL

If I wanted to display my name walking down the street I would print it on a fecking t-shirt

RFI wallets all round it seems.

2
0

BT seeks apartment dwellers to sign-up to 'superfast' FTTP trial

theloon
Thumb Down

Also tired of hearing that rural will be expensive.

So who do you think should pay for it? The cost of living in a major city is already astronomical, so frankly "we gave" and I see no reason for the cities to be burdened with the cost of rural broadband with what would amount to another tax.

As DJ Smiley says, it's gonna be expensive, get over it....

On another point, the 100M fund is frankly hilarious, BT's own estimates are over 12 Billion to do this country wide.

If this ends up being paid for via taxes then the new fibre infrastructure should be publicly owed and turned into a utility.

1
0

Page:

Forums