* Posts by Leeroy

179 posts • joined 7 May 2010

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Japan's Hitomi space 'scope bricked, declared lost after software bug

Leeroy
Joke

DIO

I wouldn't use DOA as it arrived in orbit as planned. If it had not you could try a warranty return / insurance from the launch provider maybe. .. to get a new one.

Dead In Orbit would probably be better.

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5G is looming, but network innovations are needed far more urgently

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Can't see this happening

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerando

Bloody awesome read if you like coke can space ships though !

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

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Backup

I'm not sure if they offer an unlimited bandwidth vps package but if they do then you should be running an automated backup at least once a week !

I had the same thing happen to me and was backing up the entire Vps every other day. Downtime about 12 hours including phoning every customers and backing up their locally cached email that was outside of the backup window. All I lost was some server logs and sales that may have happened in the downtime. Needless to say the backup is now daily.....

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A Logic Named Joe: The 1946 sci-fi short that nailed modern tech

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The three body problem

^ was the most recent Sci-fi that I read. Absolutely awesome and keeps you guessing until the last chapter. It's a bit difficult at points especially the VR sequences but well worth the effort.

A bit off topic as it was written in 2006 but if you like Sci-fi give it a go.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three-Body_Problem

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Dan Kaminsky is an expert on DNS security – and he's saying: Patch right God damn now

Leeroy

CVE-2015-7547

For anyone running WHM \ cpanel the fix was posted a few days ago and takes 30 seconds to implement plus a reboot.

https://forums.cpanel.net/threads/cpanel-security-team-glibc-cve-2015-7547.527651/

I thought this was a new one but checked just in case :)

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The paperless office? Don’t talk sheet

Leeroy

Fax to email

Fax to email is probably the biggest saver of paper next to the very expensive equitrac, follow me, secure print, swipe card auth etc.

Dosent matter how hard you try to get people to use the 'fax' printer they still print the thing out, fax it and shred the original....

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Like your iPhone, but not enough to touch it? This patent's for you

Leeroy

More

S5 Air view

Kinect

Etc

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Microsoft’s Get Windows 10 nagware shows signs of sentience

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Re: GWX isn't the problem.

Tried the WSUS thing but have you seen the load it puts on a VM. Sophos patch management is a bit better but meh... I wish they would just gice nice and give a nice easy 'No thanks' button.

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Cocky SpaceX will try another sea landing with next rocket launch

Leeroy
Joke

X marks the spot

Perhaps a nice regular X would be easier to hit?

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Cache-astrophic: Why Valve's Steam store spewed players' private profiles to strangers

Leeroy

Good idea.

At least they had something in place to mitigate the attack that they knew would eventually happen given the past attacks on xbox live etc.

Shame it backfired but as a learning experience I'm guessing others will be using the same cache style system to keep gamers playing so they can ignore the in laws, parents, kids etc

Off topic but got a nice xbox for Christmas from the Mrs. Took an hour to install assassins creed and start playing. Something not right there when you could sick a cd in a ps1 and be playing in less than a minute :/

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Facepalm time: MS Office update wipes custom Word autotext

Leeroy

It's coming

I can see a time when we have most machines air gapped with just a few connected to 'the net' you know so you can Google the exploit or fix you were exposed to last week, month,year etc.

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Brazil gets a WTF WhatsApp moment

Leeroy

Re: What did the court orginally ask for?

As far as I know the chats are encrypted and what's app can't can't access the contents of the messages.

Is this still the case after being bought by Facebook ?

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Drunk? Need a slash? Avoid walls in Hackney

Leeroy

Piss off

Spend it on half decent public toilets that are open 24 / 7 you plonkers !

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Windows XP spotted on Royal Navy's spanking new aircraft carrier

Leeroy

Adama got it right.

I will not have any networked computer system on this ship.

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UK research network Janet under ongoing and persistent DDoS attack

Leeroy

Mighty big DDOS attack

Must be a huge attack to take out a network with a 100Gbit/s backbone ?

If it is a private network how hard can it be to isolate the points that are being attacked and limit connections in order to protect the rest of the network.

I'm a noob at attacks of this scale.

Would be nice to see an update on the front page.

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Part of the world's IT brought down by Azure Active Directory issue

Leeroy

Related issue

They had a small issue with mail sent from their servers having the sent from address as user@on.Microsoft.realdomain.com

I think it was related to active directory sync with azure but seemed to sort itself out.

We don't use the cloud so the only complaints I had were from my users getting NDR's for non existent address's

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Ofcom spins out Wi-Fi checker app just in time for Christmas

Leeroy
FAIL

Wifi Anal...

Just tried it.... it's crap.

Told me that WiFi is not holding back my broadband speed but there are other access points using the same channel. I'm round the pub.

WiFi Analyzer is much better and probably didn't cost £££££££££ to develop.

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How to solve a Rubik's Cube in five seconds

Leeroy

No screwdriver required

I made a tenner when I was 7 or 8 at Christmas. Bet all the adults I could show them a completed cube in 30 seconds if they handed me a messed up one. I had two that year ;)

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'Hypocritical' Europe is just as bad as the USA for data protection

Leeroy

Protect yourself

Stop using American companies to host your data. Host it all either on site or with uk only companies.

Oh hang on..... how do I stop those w7 / 8 machines updating to 10 again :/ I am hoping that WSUS makes it obvious !

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ESXi's been borking VM backup and there's no fix yet

Leeroy

Cbt

Says it all really, they have you by the short and dangleys and relying on server 2012 backup to vhdx is not much better.

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TalkTalk Business email servers titsup for days after DNS config snafu

Leeroy

Don't make them like they used to

Pipex and Nildram were fine and their customer support was great. The same obviously can't be said for the new owners :/

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TalkTalk attack: Small biz customers may also have been targeted

Leeroy

Done over like tesco customers

Pipex were great quite a few years ago, since then a few sell outs have happened and now we are a talk talk business customer :/

Thank god our main connections are via magic wifi type antenna on the roof from a local supplier! The adsl we have with talk talk is just a backup..... will be replaced soon methinks. 50Mb uncontested connection with 5x ip address for £50 a month ain't bad :)

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Search engine can find the VPN that NUCLEAR PLANT boss DIDN'T KNOW was there - report

Leeroy

Re: One way data connections

UDP maybe to a static ip but not sure ?

Hell use a blinking led to signal ok and a LDR to read the state. Easy air gap there, you could even stick a bit of fibre optic cable between the two. Not exactly rocket science.

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Brit hydro fuel cell maker: our tech charges iPhone 6 for a week

Leeroy

Buyout

Looks awesome but it must be tiny to fit in to a modern smart phone while keeping the existing battery, they must have taken something out to make space ?

I just hope they don't get bought out by Apple preventing the tech from going mainstream in all portable devices.

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LA explosion knocks LogMeIn's British customers offline

Leeroy

ScreenConnect

One off payment with unlimited clients and you can host it yourself on a Centos vm. Left log me in and teamviewer 12 months ago and not missed them one bit. The connection for new clients is faster as well.

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Spotify climbs down on new terms and conditions

Leeroy

By permission

I guess they mean the bit that shows up before you click install.

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Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive

Leeroy

Wtf, I'm going down for 10 years for sharing gorillas in the mist on bit torrent ?

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

Leeroy

Re: No keyboard present, press F1 to continue

It's not funny, I see this a few times a month with embedded print controllers that have touch screens. I have a bag of cmos batteries and a tiny keyboard in the car to 'fix' it. :/

Still it pays the wages :)

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Lettuce in SPAAACE: Captive ISS 'nauts insist orbital veg is 'awesome'

Leeroy
Coat

It's lettuce Jim, but not as we know it.

Doesn't taste that good Bones.

Damn it Jim. I'm an doctor not a botanist.

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We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror

Leeroy

Nice timing

After upgrading everything possible to win 8 from mostly xp and almost finished migrating to server 2012 the gits throw windows 10 into the mix.

No I can't move to penguin land unfortunately :/ (our service management and support systems run on Centos vm's but anything the boss needs to see is flipping windows).

Good article though but I may wait until 10.1 before the 'free' upgrade :)

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Welsh police force fined £160,000 after losing sensitive video interview

Leeroy

2 copies

There should be 2 copies made during the interview, one for the prossecution and one for the defence. Did they manage to lose both of them ?

Not so much 2 copies but 2 originals just to get that straight.

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Nissan CEO: Get ready, our auto-wagons will be ready by 2020

Leeroy

Staying awake

I must be the only person that finds it hard to stay awake when I'm a passenger in a car. Actually driving the thing takes a lot more concentration and effort compared to sitting there and watching the scenery go past.

I would rather have full control to keep me awake than struggle to stay awake for hours on end as a passenger and be expected to take control without notice to avoid a collision etc. Not for me until it is responsible for is own no claim bonus and can drive me home from the pub etc.

I have to admit though the Honda collision mitigation system is quite impressive, I had to try really hard to hit the cardboard boxes in the car park. Took 4 goes and a lot of throttle to eventually hit them lol.

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

Leeroy

fixed it for you

'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'

I would like proportional representation instead of first past the post. Nuts now I'm a terrorist for my extreimist views along with most of the smaller political parties etc

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Don't look now: Fujitsu ships new mobe with EYEBALL-scanning security

Leeroy

awesome

Will prevent me accessing the work phone when I have 'finished work' and round the pub chilling out !

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Home routers co-opted into self-sustaining DDoS botnet

Leeroy

BT with the stickers

I would like to know how BT, Plusnet and others that supply handy credit sized cards, stickers or in the case of BT a plastic thingy that you can pull out of the wifi router would respond to this ?

Do I really need to tell my customers, family etc to throw all those handy reminders away and change the passwords? I don't know anyone that has changed then from default because the cards etc are Just there and (the assumption is that they are unique) easy to access.

What happens if the isp 'looses' the details ? They will have a record of them or maybe the company that prints the stickers will etc.

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Microsoft cuts Facebook Messenger, Google Talk from Outlook.com

Leeroy

All poo

Hangouts, try not accidentally hitting the video call button ! You can't disable it either.

Facebook now own Whats App, was really good but another ad agency spying on what should be private communications.

Skype, Ms just following the pack and will eventually lock you in somehow.

Alternatives that work across platform and are easy to install ? I am all ears.

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Flash dead end is deferred by TLC and 3D

Leeroy

made of money

'BY using this technology Intel anticipates a 10TB SSD coming in late 2016 early 2017.'

Nice if you can afford it, at the current rates it would cost around £3500 for 10 TB of SSD and that's consumer level stuff.

You can get 16TB of spinning rust for about £350 and spend the change on a nice controller and SSD or RAM cache.

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Chrome trumps all comers in reported vulnerabilities

Leeroy

Foxy pdf

Foxit pdf is fine and in some ways better than Adobe Reader but please please please don't blame your printing issues on the printer until you have tried it with the Adobe version :/

Don't know why but I get several calls a month relating to missing lines, missing images or long print times with the foxy version.

If anyone can provide a fox sorry fix I am all ears. .. like a fox or something.

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Thinking of following Facebook and going DIY? Think again

Leeroy

Re: Mine's the one with Trevor's boot print on it...

I intentionally use 128GB SSD for my users computers, it's the easiest way to ensure that they keep their files on the server and not their bloody pc !

I can swap a pc or just tell them to log on to another one if they keep their files in the correct location ffs.

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Tesco broadband goes TITSUP, world keeps turning on wobbly-wheeled trolley

Leeroy
FAIL

75000 subscribers

In the grand scheme of things 75000 subscribes is very small, still I wouldn't mind them being transferred to a BT wholesale account. .. hold on I'm just filling in the paperwork. ..should be an isp in 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Shitty reseller ISP with one member of support staff is GO !

On a more serious note. If you make £1 profit per subscriber a month that's serious wonga !

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Labour manifesto: Tech Bacc, not-spot zapping and hi-speed interwebs

Leeroy

I remember copying code into Blitz Basic on the Amiga 500, it took my uncle to point out that the REM parts were just notes to explain what the code was doing (I was 8 give me a break). He gave me some of his old programming books and they were much better than Amiga Format for actually learning what you were typing.

These days of unlimited Internet, mobiles and tablets make consumption too easy and programming looks like it has an almost vertical learning curve. Take video streaming away for a week and see what happens?

They need to point kids that are interested to places like code academy etc even if they just learn the basics of html they may move on to php and mysql, then they realise they can do some awesome (for geeks ) stuff in a few hours that works on all their devices.

You don't need a masters to write code !

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You’ll be the coolest guy in IT if you ain't got your ID

Leeroy

Re: Seperation alert tags

I have one on my USB stick.... it's my car keys ;)

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Leeroy

Re: That's why you get to know the security people

I remember my first day on guard duty when attached to the Grenadier Guards. I didn't recognise the RSM on his motorbike and asked him to remove his helmet and produce his ID card. To be fair he was really nice about it and the guard sergeant made me a coffee because 'you got balls of steel mate'.

I don't understand why people refuse to show ID, the security guards are just doing their job. It's like a computer thinking ahhh nuts to it I don't need the password, you entered the right username and I can't be arsed checking. ..

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It's not you, it's EE ... again! Mobe network hit by 'PDP authentication failure' snafu

Leeroy

Not that bad

Work phone is on EE and apart from the patchy coverage along some parts of the M4 I don't have any issues. The fact that I can add extra data in a few seconds is much better than the previous contact with Orange, though accounts don't like the extra on the bill I don't have to pay and claim it back :p

There are some areas without coverage but my personal mobile on O2 rarely gets a better signal.

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What a time to be alive ... hard and floppy disk drives play Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit

Leeroy
Paris Hilton

Paris has a headache.

Sounds better than me trying to sing it on karaoke round the pub !

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FAA approves Amazon US drone flight just months after firm gave up and went to Canada

Leeroy

Re: And now - the rest of the story

Next up the Goodyear sorry Amazon balloon as a mobile depot that launches the drones with a few operators on board. From that height line of sight is plausible even if the drone is a tiny speck in the distance.

Or maybe not....

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Microsoft uses Windows Update to force Windows 10 ads onto older PCs

Leeroy

Re: Really?

The 'upgrade' to Yosemite borked the print system for one on my customers using Vectorworks :/ Their IT deny responsibility and it took the install of another copier for a week to prove it wasn't the bloody machine that was at fault. Ducking Apple Grrrrr !

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Toyota Yaris Hybrid: Half-pint composite for the urban jungle

Leeroy

How much !

That seems a little steep for a tiny car !

I just got upgraded to a 1.6 diesel civic 2015 model and it's not much slower than my previous 2006 2.2 diesel civic (or the frv with the same 2.2 engine). It sure as hell feels quicker off the mark but a little less enthusiastic around the speed limit. The biggest improvement is getting it under the 95 / mile c02, saves a whack on tax and the purchase price was less than the yaris.

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Chelsea Manning sets up low-tech Twitter account from prison

Leeroy

Still a person

Sexual or racial orientation should not matter. Chelsea is a human being and 35 years for essentially telling the truth is ridiculous !

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