* Posts by Anonymous South African Coward

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Don't use a VPN in United Arab Emirates – unless you wanna risk jail and a $545,000 fine

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Brainwave - send the Boss over to the UAE and have his laptop connect to beeg.com via VPN every hour for 20 minutes per session, downloading *.* during each session...

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Happy Sysadmin Day!

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My day was uneventful so far... banged up some documentation, goofed off a fair while and enjoyed the day in a most relaxing manner.

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Microsoft axes 2,850 more Windows Phone, sales staff – a week after Justin Timberlake sang on stage for them

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Cry me a river?

How apt - and ironic.

Poor sods, may they find other work.

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Ex-Citibank IT bloke wiped bank's core routers, will now spend 21 months in the clink

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This sort of thing scare me - by realizing that I literally hold the future of the entire company in the palm of my hand.

Wiping out/corrupting backups, then wiping the server and skedaddling off is a sure way of crippling the company seriously...

...but because of ethics I won't. But it still scare me, and I have to fight the darkness within me every day.

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BOFH: Free as in free beer or... Oh. 'Free Upgrade'

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"No need to be like that!" the cretin sniffs, climbing the ladder.

The PFY opens the window.

I push the ladder.

I pull the ladder.

The PFY closes the window.

XD

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Hah. We use Konika Minoltas at work. Contract with the printerer company was due for renewal, my Boss and myself looked around for something better than those Minoltas,and found it. Think it was Toshiba, where your print jobs can follow you wherever you are, and a great central console management function.

Until new Minoltas got wheeled into the building... Started to ask what was going on, seemed the CFO renewed the contract without informing IT of that.

More expenses just to get the minoltas to do what we want. Aint life great?

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Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

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Beam me up Scotty, this planet repeats itself.

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Netflix scores new Trek tellie

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Why block paying users even if they're from other regions?

Heck, if my South African Rands are good enough for them, then they should allow me to watch what I want, not dictate to me that I can watch X, Y, and Z but not A, B and C whilst the rest of the world+dog can watch from A up to Z without any restrictions.

Kind of boggles the mind....

Scotty! Beam me up!

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Software can be considered 'goods' for purpose of commercial agent rules – High Court

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Does this set a precedence for a case against GWX?

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Drone bloke cuffed after gizmo stops firemen tackling forest inferno

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build/obtain EMP gun

Point said EMP gun at said drone and toast it

locate the ne'er-do-well and put him on some porridge for a while

publish this story for world+dog

finish en klaar

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BOFH: I found a flying Dragonite on a Windows 2003 domain

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Server installation

No doubt the BOFH (and sidekick) will install Cryptolocker hidden inside an innocent application (like notepad) so that some poor sucker will activate Crypto at some later stage when things have settled down...

And it's lunch o' clock...

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Drowning Dalek commands Siri in voice-rec hack attack

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control by fart

will that be an option, to be able to control your phone by the sound of released air biscuits?

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You can’t sit there, my IoT desk tells me

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Free fornication chair...

...sounds like a good idea, every orrrfice should have one...

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Linux letting go: 32-bit builds on the way out

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...and in 4 years 64-bits will be superseded by 128-bits...

...will have to see if my prediction will hold true.

With the way things are going, I will not be surprised if 64-bits aren't good anymore, and 128-bits systems start to come in...

...or else it's just a pipe dream.

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Is the world ready for a bare-metal OS/2 rebirth?

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Anything happening here?

Or was it just vaporware?

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Lenovo scrambling to get a fix for BIOS vuln

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The fun...

...never stops.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware goes FULL SCREEN in final push

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Buggrit millenium hand and shrimp

Tried to upgrade a freshly installed Win7 PC (legal licence, physical hardware) to Win10 - seems that when you REALLY do want the upgrade, it will play silly buggers and refuse to install.

Tempers fuggit, send in Mrs Ogg, Weatherwax and Greebo to sort this tomfoolery out.

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Lester Haines: RIP

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Sad that the good guys pack up and leave, but the bad ones remain...

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Is Windows 10 ignoring sysadmins' network QoS settings?

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Today's Sandra and Woo comic : http://www.sandraandwoo.com/comics/2016-06-09-0793-an-offer-you-cant-refuse-ww.png

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Petition

Signed it as well.

Enough is enough. Thank you Steve Gibson for Never10.

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grc.com and never10.exe for those straggling few PC's having their tootsies stomped on by WGX

I am not impressed, we also get a hammering on our network as there are three or four W10 viruses spewing forth their vitriol here.

Earlier in the year I relented and allowed my laptop to be upgraded to W10 - and regretted it two days after... now I'm very anti-win10 and want that particular nasty virus to go away and never return.

it's worse than Cryptolocker. With crypto you just nuke the offending PC, restore a good backup and you're back in business... with win10 if you throttle port 80 or any port it uses, then people will moan and complain... no way for you to save face here.

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Picture this: Live 'net congestion maps for sysadmins

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Will you be able to drill down to individual ISP's or IP's?

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Bloke flogs $40 B&W printer on Craigslist, gets $12,000 legal bill

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WTAF did I just read?

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Would YOU start a fire? TRAPPED in a new-build server farm

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The BOFH can do a better job than this...

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Destroying ransomware business models is not your job, so just pay up

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Re: Speaking from experience

'strue, it is NOT a pleasant experience. Had the same thing myself.

It is cheaper buying backup devices than paying the bastards their ransom...

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...makes the Stoned virus looks tame...

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The Windows Phone story: From hope to dusty abandonware

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http://www.relatably.com/m/img/grumpy-cat-memes-good/41622-Grumpy-cat-good-Rl59.jpeg

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Database admin banned from Oxford Street for upskirt filming

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Re: No oracle

But the real thing is so much better than watching other people's pr0nz...

Guess it must be the excitement and everything that makes a lethal combination of addiction...

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HR botches redundancy so chap scores year-long paid holiday

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Re: Careful what you wish for

The Matthew Smith from Manic Miner fame?

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Microsoft won't back down from Windows 10 nagware 'trick'

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Fools rushing in where angels fear to tread.

Thanks goes to Gibson with his never10 utility.

Anyway, I digress.

I think the real reason for M$ getting this desperate is their precouses Windows Mobile platform took a heavy knock recently due to the dearth of apps in the App Store....

...and Win10 have an app store.

Putting these two together gives me the result of that M$ want to infect as many purdy compootahs as possible with Win10 in order to drive app development for the Win10 app store, and by extension, for WinMobile too.

Purdy Compootahs ftw.

Nah, I'll stick to Win7/Win8.1 for a long, long time. Works for me, and no silly poofting around in the background either.

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Google to kill passwords on Android, replace 'em with 'trust scores'

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Time to move away from Android to something else then?

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Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware storms live TV weather forecast

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Somewhere along the line M$ promised that PC's on a domain network won't be infected with Win10.

Guess again.

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Switch survives three hours of beer spray, fails after twelve

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Low disk space is the bane of Exchange servers. Or any email server for that matter.

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BOFH: Thermo-electric funeral

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Just the thing to "forget" on your Boss' desk...

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Mitsubishi 'fesses up: We lied in fuel tests to make our cars look great

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Should look at employing Zuma as president, he will just say "heh heh heh", and whitepaint everything so all will be ok....

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Furious customers tear into 123-reg after firm's mass deletion woes

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Re: M-Web

He he he he, I can remember the outcry on http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/ when that happened!

Was not pretty!

Wonder how many clients jumped ship right there and then.

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A bit late as commentard, but better late than never, eh?

As sysadmin I hate running timed delete jobs, I prefer to do deletes manually.

Because boo-boos can happen.

Rather let the script do backups etc, and so on, that is needed, but when it comes to deleting (or dropping databases), rather do it manually.

Because Mr Murphy loves to do on-the-fly coding as well.

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All-Python malware nasty bites Windows victims in Poland

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Expect some nasty cryptolocking ransomware written in Python sooner or later... ne'er-do-wells just seems to keep themselves busy these days...

Solution would be to code a default-deny OS - where nothing will run without authorization from the user. Granted, it will be a major PITA (especially after application upgrades)...

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Sierra Wireless manager spaffs logs to World+Dog

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You can never win...

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Google cloud TITSUP

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One more reason to have both a NAS and cloud storage for your preciouses data

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Hey, tech industry, have you noticed Amazon in the rearview?

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Re: Worth it for:

Also had CryptoLocker on my network.

Luckily permissions to files and folders was heavily enforced, so the damage was constrained to only that user's departmental folders.

It was a simple procedure to rm -rf said department's data, copy fresh data from a backup, apply network permissions where needed, and everybody was back to work.

Laptop hard drive? Got binned as I could not get rid of cryptolocker - seems user's son "played" with it and it got installed so good and proper that I preferred to bin that hard drive rather than take the risk of a resurrection. It even start to encrypt USB drives inserted... nah, not good to mess with that. Bin it, get new HDD, reinstall windows, and all is well and good.

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That naked picture on my PC? Not mine. The IT guy put it there

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Re: Some of the IT guys can be just as silly

Jolly good idea! Then everybody can see who's been slacking off :)

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Use your own fondleslab if you want to look at rympypumpylicious pictures and movies... safer that way...

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Microsoft's bigoted teen bot flirts with illegali-Tay in brief comeback

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Re: Max? Is that you?

Wow... talk about a flashback to the good times!

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I found this juicy titbit in El Reg's archives when I searched for the history of Lotus Smartsuite and, from there, to Borland's Quattro Pro.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/03/santa_filth_outrage/

Seems the lessons learnt is forgotten every time, eh?

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Siegheil?

Hammerzeit?

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Neighbour sick of you parking in his driveway? You'd better hack-proof your car

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Caramba! Dude, where's my hacked car?

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Infosec miscreants are peddling malware that will KO your router

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And this kind of thing makes me wonder just how safe or secure some of the devices out there really are. Going to be interesting.

Bonus point for said malware if it kills off vast swathes of botnets and zombies.

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Re: "nasty surprise"?

Also want to know what's in store for you should you try and kill it... all I can guess is that it bricks the device solid, with no chance of recovery.

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