Re: NSA and GCHQ will be very happy
Missed the edit for there/their.... I'll get my own white coat....
149 posts • joined 21 Apr 2011
Missed the edit for there/their.... I'll get my own white coat....
Might be a tad worse than the S5. Hence I think Samsung are pushing the quick charging piece and wireless charging, they already know users are going to need those features!!!
Who removes there phone battery because they are 'that' worried about being spied on? If they are that sort of person I'd suggest a foil hat and a bunker, rather than a Galaxy S6.... Or a padded room with a white coat.
We have no news. They don't even invite you so why bother wasting screen space on a story.
Move to the UK. I'm in the middle of what, I at least, consider to be a successful, or at the least enjoyable career in IT. Yet I've never even looked at any sort of degree or university course. In fact based on my terrible grammar it could be argued I'm completely uneducated....
I love my career, not so much my current employer but you can't win them all. I'm working in a field that means what I do really does save life's. The fact I never see it is the only thing that bugs me. I'd love to know what happens to the data that passes through the systems I build/maintain.
Regarding getting a job. When I'm in positions where I need to have staff I always ask one question. Describe to me your home IT setup. The more geeky it is, then the more that person has a passion for IT and that passion imo is worth more than any qualification you can get. If they have passion they will learn. Generally this has worked well for me over the years.
Above all else a job isn't worth your health. If its getting too much get a generic 9-5 job that pays the bills, where you can switch off at the end of the day, turn IT back into a hobby.
Great bit of kit. The GS range is slimmer and better looking than the high end GT. The GT is the top end rig, but for me the difference was negligible.
Two warnings. Despite the fact its quoted as a 15" notebook its rather large (width and length) but nice and thin and light too.
Last but not least don't get a 4K screen. Its the only thing I'm not keen on. Windows doesn't play nice with the scaling and nothing can really use it yet so seems a touch pointless but it was on offer when I got it. Normal HD screen will do just fine imo.
I agree overclocking is pointless in a notebook. The performance gains are minimal, at best. However gaming on modern notebooks is surprisingly good. I get just shy of 10,000 in 3d Mark 2011 pushing 9,756 on mine. So although its not the absolute best for gaming, it's incredible what this thing can do!
I travel but I like to get my gaming fix whilst on the road, or more to the point bored in the hotel room. The laptop ticks all the boxes for this. Ample performance, slim form factor and not bad looks. Its certainly no brick either. Check out the MSI GS range.
There is an unlimited BT infinity 1 package by the way.
Same here. I'm currently chasing for a refund and downgrade to infinity 1 as they, despite the line being good enough, can't give me the speed I'm paying for and never have!
Not 100% sure about FTTP as its different to my FTTC connection. How is your FTTP presented? RJ45?
Your should be able to connect straight into pfsense which can do the connection with FTTP. For reference I run as follows.
OpenReach Modem, ECi Model (Either versions work ok on FTTC)
IPfire (pfsense alternative)
Sophos UTM (Because I'm paranoid)
Connected like this
I also run a blue (Guest Wifi) connection off the side of IPfire. Double NAT can cause some odd issues, my xbox hates it so lives on the Blue Wifi connection.
Loads of option out there. Good luck.
Purchased an OpenReach modem and separate router was my 'fix'. The only thing the homehub 5 is good for is the AC wireless, which it still does.
Reliability wasn't my biggest issue with the Homehub 5 though, its inability to allow me to change to my own DNS servers was its big downfall for me. Its a great plug and play device for most people but anyone who wants some customisation look elsewhere!
I've had some hands on time with this in the past 12 months and the potential is amazing. I certainly don't want staff installing ESXi or adding service profiles to blades. Simple admin tasks should be automated imo. No techie wants to watch an ESXi install, especially on large scale deployments.
Regarding my recent experience. From the point of physically putting a blade into a chassis, to it being online in the cluster with VM's running on it is around an hour. The only user input is assigning a name/IP and putting in the blade. The rest was automatic. Too many people assume its their jobs on the line, when in fact they are now doing much more interesting work and rather than fighting fires are ahead in so many areas. Its made a huge difference.
Complex to setup, yes, but worth it. Add in a little, cough "ITIL" cough, incorporate it with processes and procedures so it all hangs together.
There are two rules to automation. 1. If you are going to do it more than once automate it. 2. Assume you are going to do it more than once.
The worry with all this is, I'm not sure the public care enough. Or they don't appear to.
The only place I hear people complaining about their rights are on tech forums.
"Nearly 4 years ago"
I think you'll find that's typically referred to as, 3 years ago.
I'm running a 970M in my MSI laptop and can honestly say the improvements from overclocking are so minor It wasn't even worth the risk so I fail to see the big issue.
Are the wine and cocktails free?
Runs off to register fake company name......
10,000,000 are his Mum....
Can't stand this chap. Don't wish failure on many people... He's on the list though.
I said If. Not they are. Not the clearest on my part I agree. Hence the second sentence stating they are knocking on HP's door, who are no 1.
If it makes you the #1 blade provider then why not. Considering the short space they've been doing it they are knocking on HP's door.
What about Whiptail, sorry Invicta? Ciscos own all flash array!
Seems a odd link up to me.
@AC "I am very concerned what other dodgy things they will get up to under the guise of looking for paedos... but I am sure it is in the national interest that we never find out :)"
You appear to be under the delusion they need an excuse.
You say low security network, but I'd expect the likes of Sony and MS to know what they are doing when it comes to protecting my personal details. I don't think someone entering their CC details on a gaming site is any different to amazon, paypal and the like. I'd expect most people have used a CC at some point on line these days.
Runs off to check identity protection is in place......
Does this mean MS have passed a security test?
They attacked MS last week and again on the weekend but could only muster a DDoS attack with no access to their network.
Or is it a case of keep your friends close but your enemies closer?
Cisco would be happy, you've just described their UCS product.
Name is a close match. Best I've got!
Isn't the whole point of EVO-RAIL to be a more hyper converged modular setup, removing the need for separate storage you get in the converged setups? - Please forgive the converged buzz words....
As soon as you add external storage you turn it back into a Flexpod. Also steps all over VMware VSAN. Not quite sure what this achieves except show Netapp are clutching at straws to regain some market share they've lost this year and yet again going about it all wrong.
Love the new interface. Battery could be better (Try keeping the camera app shutdown), I can still use the old mail app and haven't been forced to use Gmail so unsure what the complaint is here.
Anyone getting 2 days off any modern phone either never uses it or runs a very aggressive battery save mode imo. 1 day seems to be the norm.
Ok its got some bugs but no more than normal imo for a first release of Androids new OS. They always have issues.
I've been running an Alpha release of Cyanogenmod 12 (5.0) on my S5 for a few weeks and I must say It looks stunning.
That might be because the LG, Samsung and Moto 360 devices all use 22mm as well.
Just a thought but Blackberry was very good at being a corporate device, great for email, calling etc. With amazing battery life. They didn't change with the times and looked what happened.
Pebble should learn from this. Yes their device currently is very good at a few things. But the market is already shifting slightly and if they don't keep up they'll end up in serious trouble.
Just a thought.
Check out fusion if you're ok with paid software. Equally as good as Parallels imo. I've stuck with fusion as I get a free licence with my VMware licences.
Wouldn't that be needed though? Else how can it scan protected files a normal user can't access.
Another vote for TexWrangler.
Dare I say it, I quite like OneNote and MS Remote Desktop on the Mac.
Caffeine is a good tool for keeping the Mac awake when you want.
For a bit of Fun check out VirtualDJ Home.
Never liked AVG. Used to install it on all friends laptops/desktop. But found it would expire after a year and stop updating causing me extra work. MS essentials might not be the best but its very low touch imo and thats perfect for friends kit.
Does no one still use HiJackThis?
Its the first thing I run to give me an overview of everything. Got used to spotted irregularities over the years and if unsure the web will analysis the log files for you.
Then I run MalwareBytes to clean it all up.
This is why I run a second firewall (IPfire) in front of my home LAN as I don't trust my ISP!
None of those put my house at risk in quite the same way as providing visual insight into my house.
Ok, so you didn't say you were running defaults, my bad. But you still imply its not that big a risk, when in fact it is.
IP geolocation would worry me, not hard to locate someone from IP and getting more accurate all the time.
Add that to cameras around my house so they can instantly work out blind spots. Like the bathroom windows.
You can think of a lot worse with default passwords? I can't, leaving my home and family vulnerable is much much worse imo.
General non technical peoples ignorance I can understand, but you seem to grasp the problem, and yet still choose to ignore it. That imo is even worse!
Had it been the only pub in the village I'd have never purchased it. Not cutting off my nose to spite my face!
Hope your pub gets resurrected again soon.
I've just purchased a Pub and turned it into a house.
However, the Pub I purchased was in a lovely remote location in a small village. Unsure how this will help the high street, but I've got a stunning house!! Plus they had a another pub in the village so I still have a watering hole.
I'm taking myself to the nearest police station right now, either that or phoning my Russian 'friends'.
Its been a fun debate and I can see your reasoning. Still, given the whole threads those comments aren't quite the same context at the first examples you posted, which were much more direct. I said I wouldn't joke about something serious, not that I wouldn't joke, as yes that would be complete tosh, I think you're taking it to the extreme a little, although I suppose thats the point you are making.
Either way in the full context everything I've ever posted on here I'd feel comfortable defending, assuming I don't get same defence lawyers as that Chap posted above!
Last post for me on this one as my down votes counter is back to normal levels and my Dad can't defend me right now, he's busy still beating the Dad from my comments a few months back.....
@ElReg!Comments!Pierre - I can't help stupid people. What did those people think would happen. I'm not stupid enough to joke about something that could be serious in the same way I won't walk into a bank with a plastic gun. I'm not a numpty!
@John - No I can't imagine being framed. To be fair I can't imagine being in a terrorist attack either. But I have seen Terrorist attacks happen. Can't say I've witnessed anyone being framed. Not to say it doesn't happen though. Googled Stagg. Again he did silly things in the effort to strike up a romance. Not nice what then happened as a result though and to be fair quite obvious looking at it now he wasn't guilty!
I think I need to reiterate I'm not all for mass surveillance. I just think at the moment it maybe is needed. In light of no better options. I agree lots with other peoples comments about policing it better and trying to restrict it in some way but I still think its a hard balance to get right. That at the end of the day is what my view comes down to. I can at least comprehend how difficult it is. Maybe I've seen things others haven't, maybe I'm looking at it from a different point of view. Just thought I'd at least put something else on here to show a different view point. Got everyone talking.
Are people really this paranoid about this happening? Ok so a few readers of Elreg are, but we're not exactly speaking for the masses. Most of us are geeky types who are most likely over thinking it all. Either that or your all so dodgy its untrue!!
I'd love to know what they'd gain by imprisoning me, so can't see an example of when this would happen. Yes If I was slightly dodgy, and they wanted an excuse to get me, they could, in theory, make something up. It all just seems a little too like something you'd see in a hollywood movie. Maybe they could go old school on my ass. Getting my fingerprints putting them on a gun, getting a body from the morgue and setting up good old fashion frame.
If everyone on here is that worried about this, the only thing I can suggest is you put down the mouse and keyboard and leave the internet alone. Unfortunately this sort of mass surveillance is here to stay, for now, no amount of us debating it here will change that. Unfortunately I don't think the general non tech savvy public, either know, or care enough either.
Waits for next random reason I'm going to get arrested for......
@John H Woods - You're assuming we all had any rights in the first place..... Logs out of lotto account and buys house insurance.....
Ha ha, I'll give you air-rors :)
A very good example. I can see how it could happen, I still can't see it ever happening to me. Might be a blinkered approach, some will say an ignorant one, either way I'll take my chances.
I appreciate everyones views, concerns, worries, about what they say being used in someway to lock them up for eternity but will/does this happen, very rare I would say.
Heads off to post about my lunch on Facebook.... Interpret that how you will, its a tasty looking lunch!
Jeez, are people really this paranoid these days.
If my drivel is code, its damn good, because even I can't break it! If I'm ever arrested for a Facebook post I'll be the first to admit I was wrong.
As for the Err-Head comment, nothing constructive to add, so time for the personal insults. Bravo.
Do these young people not realise they'll still be sitting behind a proxy. I'll still be monitoring all web access. I'll enforce the end points have up to date AV and the correct security patches before they are allowed on the LAN, and that even then access will be limited to certain systems only and a VDI will be used for the rest. Hell at least I'm saving company money and I'll still sack them if they don't work hard. BYOD just got more tempting!!!