* Posts by jbuk1

72 posts • joined 3 Nov 2011

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Broadband routers: SOHOpeless and vendors don't care

jbuk1

Re: I honestly don't know what to do about this?

IPSec tunnels between all internal machines should stop network snooping from a hacked router but I guess any traffic sent to the gateway (router) would likely need to be in the clear.

Maybe a VPN or tor could be used for all outbound connections.

I've toyed with this sort of idea before but really configuring ipsec for every device new device does become a pain.

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GCHQ: Ensure biz security by STOPPING everyone from TALKING

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Re: Ha! We'll see....

" it recruiting the top people when the fact's known."

Well they're hardly the top people if they are a liability are they?

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Honey, I shrunk the Windows footprint

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Re: Don't stop there

Any reason you decided on a 4 generation old windows server for your example?

You could have used Windows Server 2012 R2 which also fits on a DVD but isn't 7 years old.

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

jbuk1

Not hard at all with a serial port.

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Elementary, my dear penguin: It's the second beta of Freya

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Looks very OS X like to me.

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And the buggiest OS provider award goes to ... APPLE?

jbuk1

Why no Windows Server 2008 r2 or 2012 R2?

They do realise that 2008 and 2008R2 are completely different OS's. One based on Vista and the other on Windows 7.

I hope they're not bundling them both in together as 2008.

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Linux kernel set to get live patching in release 3.20

jbuk1

Re: Useless...

Are we going back more than 15 years here?

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ACHTUNG! Scary Linux system backdoor turns boxes into DDoS droids

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Re: @ WylieCoyoteUK: Linux Is Not Windows

All correct apart from the fact that the default config on windows 2012 r2 has file sharing disabled by default and the firewall enabled. Hell it doesn't even come with a GUI by default.

My conclusion is that your post is FUD or you're years behind on your Windows knowledge.

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Jeb Bush, the man who may lead the US in 2016, dumps Floridians' private data on the web

jbuk1

Re: Laziness

Did you contact the ICO?

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Why Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2? Upton: 'I drank the Kool-Aid'

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Re: When the music died

Let all forget that Windows 95 still had BASIC installed for command line programming and that you could compile assembler into 16 bit COM files from Debug.

No it had no program ability at all apparently.

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PEAK WINDOWS 7 may well be behind us

jbuk1

Re: Could virtual PCs be a reason?

What's your logic behind that?

People will choose to use an insecure and unsupported OS because it's being virtualized? What?

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

jbuk1

Re: We've just rolled out Windows 7

Or you could have just done a little bit of training within your department to remove your ignorance and configured W8.1 with ClassicShell and some sensible group policies so your users didn't notice any difference like mine haven't.

Carry on blaming everyone else though.

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jbuk1

Re: @ jason 7 Bye Bye MS

Snow leopard from 2009 is dropped already. What are you talking about.

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jbuk1

Re: Excuse me, but I'm SICK of this game

You suspect wrong. I don't what it was doing but "it's not downloading patches before you use it."

Why can't technical people even do a bit of due diligence before making stupid claims based on no knowledge.

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jbuk1

Re: Never forget

That's conclusive Ken.

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jbuk1

Re: 711

At my workplace I had been worried about introducing windows 8.1 for some of our older users.

The main comment I actually got was how nice the new keyboards were on our new desktop machines. No mention of Windows 8.1 whatsoever.

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jbuk1

Re: 711

Why aren't you still using a tiling desktop like Win 3.1 then?

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Demon Internet goes TITSUP: Outage borks ancient ISP

jbuk1

Re: Demon have been going downhill for years

You should be able to fit at least a couple of hundred animated undercontruction gifs in 20MB. Bundles of space.

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You'll get sick of that iPad. And guess who'll be waiting? Big daddy Linux...

jbuk1

Re: Linux is possibly the only platform where the ...

Linux is a kernel.

Do you mean GNU userland?

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jbuk1

I stopped read and had to post something at "Given Linux's long history of outstanding support for underpowered hardware."

I can only assume the writer hasn't actually used a full distribution of Linux on underpowered hardware in the last 5 years as this is really not the case unless you're suggesting the future is still something like LXDE in which case you're wrong.

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UK banks ill-prepared for return of the rabid POODLE

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Re: Excellent work

The pin should be salted and hashed so that it can't be reversed even by the bank.

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It's nearly 2015 – and your Windows PC can still be owned by a Visual Basic script

jbuk1

Re: Really?

If you're so confident about that and your prowess why don't you post under your own handle instead of Anonymous coward?

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Bible THUMP: Good Book beats Darwin to most influential tome title

jbuk1

Re: The Bible? Which one?

DOS was modeled on CP/M not Unix.

I have no idea where you got that sort of notion from. What part of DOS shares any Unix philosophy?

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UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan

jbuk1

Re: the "fun" part about systemd

How did management calculate that electricity cost them more than the lost man hours and additional wear and tear to the servers?

Madness.

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Apple's new 'iPad Air 2' sliced open, revealing (possible) A8X core

jbuk1

I think you missus has another issue with her ipad air. ios run seamlessly on the ipad air.

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jbuk1

Re: Minor bump

Yes, with multiple tabs open in chrome/safari it's a frequent occurrence for the page to have to reload when returning to the tab.

Very annoying if for instance you're filling in a form on one tab and checking data for the form in another only to come back and find the page refreshed and the form blank.

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Girl gamers sexism row: Top e-sports federation finds reverse gear

jbuk1

Re: Doesnt look like equality to me.

In any serious "sporting" event that would clearly lead to disqualification so that's a load of hogwash.

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Virgin Media struck dumb by NATIONWIDE DNS outage

jbuk1

I've not used an ISP's DNS server for some time so I didn't even notice tbh.

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Running Cisco's VoIP manager? Four words you don't want to hear: 'Backdoor SSH root key'

jbuk1

"been tugged away"

We're quoting from someone who's illiterate.

Surely they meant "tucked."

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Russia to suspend US GPS stations in tit-for-tat spat

jbuk1

Re: Where have you been Murphy?!

>but I seem to remember May 8th was Victory in Europe day. Perhaps you might want to understand >exactly who was responsible for the lions share of that victory.

We're well aware of who won victory in Europe. It was the Russians. What is your point?

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Intel's DIY MinnowBoard goes Max: More oomph for half the price

jbuk1

Re: Missing a trick

It's a PC. It will run Windows.

/confused

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BLUE BIRD DOWN: Turkey wipes out Twitter 'scourge'

jbuk1

Crosses Turkey off the holiday list.

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Morrisons supermarket hit by MASSIVE staff payroll data robbery

jbuk1

Re: worried?

No one I know has used cheques for years. Does anyone even get a cheque book with their account anymore? If you'd been talking about the USA maybe.

I think you're a little misguided with your assertions as towards the UK though.

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Hidden 'Windigo' UNIX ZOMBIES are EVERYWHERE

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I guess you've never used opensuse then?

I'm prompted for my wallet password way too much. It's almost become a reflex to type it in and the elevation dialog box does not give you enough information to make a valid decision.

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Microsoft asks pals to help KILL UK gov's Open Document Format dream

jbuk1

Re: Kettle, met pot, pot meet kettle

If you wanted your implementation to be used you'd use the apache or bsd licence and not the gpl3.

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Update your iThings NOW: Apple splats scary SSL snooping bug in iOS

jbuk1

God you guys are boring.

You'll get used to the new icons in no time.

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Speaking in Tech: $65 JUST for internet and my ISP has the BALLS to throttle a service?

jbuk1

I should imagine it's going to be something like BT fibre in the UK which is in-fact fibre to the green box on your road and the VHDSL from there to your house.

Not exactly the same as the standard DSL we're used to but still a bit of a cheek to call it a fibre connection.

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WD My Cloud EX4 four-bay NAS

jbuk1

Re: I keep looking at these NAS devices

FreeNAS.

There are plenty of simple to install storage OS's that aren't windows server.

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jbuk1

Re: I keep looking at these NAS devices

If you're backing up 50GB a day for 10 users you are doing it wrong. Ever heard of incremental backups?

A "normal" company of 10 people is not producing 50GB of new content in a day.

I have 1200 users and they aren't producing that. My total backup pool is just over 12TB and that includes system states of all my servers and not just user data, etc.

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My other supercomputer is a Lenovo: What IBM System x sale means for HPC

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question being, what sort of bank would use a chinese made mini computer given all we've heard about hardware backdoors?

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Apple fanbois warned: No, Cupertino HASN'T built a Bitcoin mining function into Macs

jbuk1

Re: Pwn n00bs

Unless this person was on a Windows 2000 box then I guess you've never heard of Windows file protection?

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Intel on the alert: Thick, acrid smog in China, India is EATING servers

jbuk1

Re: No nukes!

Everyone seems to forget that if we had enough renewable energy infrastructure to replace nuclear that it would itself destroy the climate by changing weather patterns, wind directions, sea currents, etc.

Bringing on an ice age is not greener then using nuclear.

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Windows 8.1: Read this BEFORE updating - especially you, IT admins

jbuk1

Re: given the UK's average broadband speed

This is a British website. The hint is the TLD.

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jbuk1

Re: No ISO?

What you mean the same Apple who made mountain lion only accessible through the Apple store?

They set the precedent, Microsoft are just copying it.

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Orange customer clobbered with SIX-FIGURE phone bill

jbuk1

Re: Something fishy

TCP will keep trying to retransmit if it detects an error in transmission. Malformed packets would not be stored anywhere but would cause a continual loop of malformed data flowing both ways.

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Analysts brawl over 'death' of markup language

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FAIL

Re: They're both right.

You are joking about Java right?

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Reliant on Dell for PCs? Start looking around, says Gartner ball-gazer

jbuk1

Re: So True...

My Dell account manager is in Scotland. Almost as bad. :)

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UK bloke collared at home by bank-raid Trojan probe cops

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Re: Linux & mac trojans ...

Seems as most of the data malware is after is stored under your user context it hardly needs root to steal your data.

http://www.metasploit.com/modules/exploit/multi/browser/java_jre17_exec

This would have done the job quite nicely on Linux.

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Next from Microsoft: 'Blue', the Windows 8 they hope you don't hate

jbuk1
FAIL

Re: Lipstick on a pig...

It's hilarious you think your 100 workstations mean anything.

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Tech firms face massive tax bill if Dutch vote to end loopholes

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FAIL

Re: We are not doing anything illegal or immoral

What does religion have to do with morality?

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