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4 posts • joined 10 Aug 2010

The next Microsoft in the cloud computing era is ...

syklops
Linux

What about Red Hat?

No mention of Red Hats OpenShift?

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Ryanair disses booking system security fears

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WTF??

What the flup is with all the ryanair hostility? Before they came along, Aer Lingus and BA had no qualms what so ever, charging a 700 GBP to fly all the way from Dublin to London. Now you can fly between the 2 cities on a range of airlines for less than the price of a good night out. Thank you Ryanair for doing that.

I flew home last week with Aer Lingus and spent the week before worrying if they would be on strike the day I flew out and spent half my holiday worrying whether they would still be on strike when it was time to fly back.

Ryanair bashing has become the new 'cool by keyboard warriors, but at the end of the day, it just makes the poster come off like a wanker.

As has been pointed out, any changes to the booking require the person to enter the credit card details, which means all the attacker actually gains is the time and flight number the person is flying on, hardly the hack of the century.

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Geek tech firm loses Jedi credentials

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Spoil Sports with no vision

This kind of Trademark/copyright infringement case really pisses me off. Jedi Mind inc were doing no harm to lucasfilm, nor were they selling products which competed with any products that lucasfilm are selling. They just didn't want another kid playing with their ball. Its sad and petty.

The word Jedi has found its way into modern language, and into modern culture. If someone says Jedi, most people know what they mean. Even my mum and dad have an idea of what I am talking about. If anything mind technologies inc were benefiting the lucasfilm brand. I know if I was playing with a Jedi mind control headset, it would really put me in the mood to watch Star Wars. I would be more inclined to use the headset with anyone of the many Star Wars branded games. To add to the experience even more, I might even go out and buy a Jedi costume to wear while I was playing Jedi Knight, with my emotive headset. All these things would make money for lucasfilm.

This is not why trademarks and copyrights were created.

P.S. I have purposefully spelt lucasfilm with a small 'l', because lucasfilm is small and petty.

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Rogue San Fran BOFH given 4 years

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There is no I in team. There is also no "Its my network" in NOC.

I have experienced both sides of the argument. On the one hand I have had incompetent managers who wanted the root user name and root password. I have also worked with people who built the network themselves, and everyone else was too incompetent to be given any access.

In the first case, as a network admin, you advise Management you dont think it is a good idea such and such gets the passwords. If he f%#ks up the system, you can say "I told you so", and estimate how much overtime it will take to fix it.

In the second case, I worked with a guy who believed everyone else in the company was too incompetent to work on 'his' network. He didnt give any one access to anything, he didnt let anyone make any mistakes, and therefore no-one learnt anything from him. He had all the keys, he had all the passwords. Even simple things like setting up PTR records, he was the only one who did them because he didnt want anyone else logging into servers. The result was a massive backlog of requests, and while he didnt take holidays, if he was hit by the number 46A bus in the morning, the company was screwed.

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