Lekker soos 'n cracker! :)
390 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010
Lekker soos 'n cracker! :)
Hope we can also get some of those things here in South Africa...
How long before a serious accident occur on a freeway/highway due to somebody having the pokemon app open and got a notification of a new and rare pokemon?
Surely this will rank with vulnerable/pwned IoT spamming/nuking other sites...
Not waiting with bated breath for accidents of this kind to happen.
Place a couple of these over the grand canyon, that'll sort them out quick enough.
Will probably never have the experience of working with dual firewalls and the such, but I still note the lessons learnt here.
Because you never know when you'll need an itty-bitty bit of knowledge that may save the company a lot of $$$.
I'm using Classic Shell to get rid of the sloppy UI on Win8 and upwards.
However it is not a silver bullet as there are some apps that insists on using the full screen.
I also said the same thing - mobile devices and desktops/laptops are NOT equal, what will work for the one will NOT work for the other.
Most people will still prefer traditional input methods (mouse+keyboard), others will use VR headsets, others will fondle their devices and so on... Lumping them all together and forcing them to use one UI and the such is bound to piss off a lot of users.
I prefer to stick all my things behind a good firewall. Or avoid things that leak security settings and information (like IoT doorknobs or whatever is used for security).
It does not make sense to me to utilize something that can be hacked easily to gain entry to my house. Nah, I'll prefer to be old school and use a physical lock with a physical key. After all, these don't need electrical power to operate, will survive an EMP, and is not so easily hacked/bypassed if you use the right combination of hardware.
This just sucks.
eat beans, fart in a jar, and use the resultant farts to power a genny
Some IT techs/sysadmins may recall that some (if not all) Samsung IDE CD-Rom/DVD-Rom drives tend to have a high failure rate. This was before the death of IDE/PATA.
We own a Samsung top loader, can't remember when we bought it, but it's no more than 3 or 4 years old. I'll have to go online and check the particulars for this washing machine, then donate it to one of our useless politicians should it be one of those exploding jobbies.
Seems Samsung's gotten too big for their britches and need to be taken down a few notches.
Had it installed to chat with a friend in Norway.
Can't see the use of it, when Whatsapp/Telegram can let you share pictures and spew verbal diarrhea at the same time should you want to do so.
Uninstalled it anyway, was just hogging space on my phablet.
Can we send a couple of oxygen thieves with? Chances are they have surplus oxygen stored in their bodies (after stealing that much oxygen over the years) so they will be able to give a breath of fresh air to their fellow colonists.
Wife's got a Yahoo! account... but I'm sticking to Gmail.
Maybe it's time to migrate her off her Yahoo...
Current company is hitting a rough stretch what with the Sales team making all sorts of futtups.
Decided that this sort of thing is not for me as I've been struggling financially for more than three years now, and ramped up my job hunting.
I got contacted, went for the interview and all that, got the job. When handing in my resignation, manglement offered a counteroffer twice - which I declined.
Too little, too late. And I'm glad to be out of there, don't want to get a "pink slip" due to the hard work and diligence of the Sales team...
TBH it was either remain with the company, and be unsure about my job future, or bailing out when offered a new job... I took the latter.
We own a multifunction HP Laserjet Color printer.
Which makes me wonder how long this printer will remain exempt from HP's policies. Luckily I haven't updated its firmware in ages, and will block firmware updates to this printer as I don't trust HP any more.
Rope in the BOFH to make them more hardened and secured.
Then send them off to go and bother spamlords.
Do you Yahoo! or not?
Bonus points for OS/2's screen of death...
Anybody got some marshmallows?
Rise of the IoT
what has been seen, cannot be unseen...
I did two Win10 upgrades.
One was on a Lenovo T550 laptop. Win10 worked, but there were irritations like USB working selectively and the dreadful UI.
The UI was sorted by Classic Shell, but eventually I formatted the hard drive and reinstalled Windows 8.1
The other was on an HP Elite Small form factor desktop - it is working 100% still. Installed Classic Shell as well. No issues so far.
Sooner or later they will announce something that will replace LiOn flatteries with, and which will be touted as safer and have better fault-tolerance ...
lather, rinse, repeat.
Cloud computing. Somebody else's computer, in reality. And subject to the whims of a group of people who may or may not be paid properly. .
Naaaah, I'll rather take my chances with a pencil and paper.
looks more like a submarine than a boat to me...
So how long will those spiders be able to live outside their natural habitat?
Code a bot to post random nonsense to tw*tter and other social media sites, then produce the names of said handles used on said social media sites.
Oh wait... chances are it will post something offensive. So scratch that then.
write a bot to do the usual rm -rf * ?
Boldin into the dragon's lair... :)
Next up - rivalry wars between Speccy and Amiga owners heat up...
what a clucking mistake, wrong hen house
resident rooster probably was not impressed either...
It opened a portal to the Dungeon Dimensions and a heavy bugger was the first on board the ship, which promptly sank
Said bugger managed to get back to the Dungeon Dimensions before the portal collapsed.
Time to code a Ticket/Job Queue System for myself...
Meh to all of this tomfoolery with security tokens, 2FA, and all that shizzly stuff.
What'll they ask for next? Biometric ID of your anus?
"If a customer has problems sending email to us, I can see exactly what is going on. Also I can often work around the issue even if it's a problem on their end like wrong SPF records or faulty TLS configuration. I can even proof a message was delivered to someone in case there is a dispute (like someone (falsely) claiming an email was not delivered, which could have otherwise had financial/contractual consequences)."
So much this.
Cloud-based email server means it is YOUR problem even though the problem may be with gmail itself.
Naaah, I'll rather procure a good server, install a proper MTA on it, and stick it in a data centre where it'll have good bandwidth, security and best of all, company employees can access it anytime, anywhere.
Ding dong the witch is dead...
About time too.
A long while ago I was one of the "early adopters" when iOS5 and iOS6 came belching out - and stopped from doing that.
Decided it is more fun (and better) to have others do the upgrade first... after all if they encounter any problems, they will report back with borked devices, but not me as my device (running older software) will still work just fine. Once all issues has been ironed out, then the upgrade will be done.
Yay for Billywindows...
So all PC's need to be physically secured as well? Wot a bugger.
Clarkson will be able to get a shedload of food processors, and use each one, detailing the issues he experienced with each unit, and which unit's got better traction on a slippery tabletop, which's got good gear... err, utensil changes, which's got good view on the action and so on...
"The cloud is fine for some uses but for mission critical uses I would be very wary. Outages will occur to all providers with varying degrees of frequency and severity."
A-hyup. For myself I'll use a gmail account, but when it comes to a company, I'll rather have them pay the extra $$$ and host the mailserver themselves, or get somebody else to host it for them.
In some cases it may be worth having google host your emails, but it all depends on circumstances.
Cannot afford to have my own mail server at home - yet. So the googly cloud saves me from that headache and hassles.
I realize that sooner or later somebody will fat finger something and I'll lose all my emails. That is the risk I'm taking, and I accept it.
Also that sooner or later it will be possible to read somebody else's googly email sitting in their mailbox, that is another risk I'm taking.
So, for now the cloud (aka somebody else's computer array) works for me...
The twilight of Mircosoft?
'ere, 'arris it lovely?
More vulnerable devices.
Smoothwall/IPCop/pfSense should be able to negate that 'orrible 'ole then?
Legitimate stress-testing my behind.
Pulle the other onne, it has belles onne.
"But Samsung DO need to change the phone to be easily identifiable as a new model otherways it will be tarnished completely going forward."
Square corners? Hot pink body?
Agreed on removable batteries.
can you ask them to install OS/2?
And Mary Poppins as well...
Another excellent classic!