155 posts • joined Tuesday 29th November 2011 15:41 GMT
So yeah...how's that cloud thing working out?
The system still works!
Long live jobs fer the boys!
I think I need to emigrate again.
REDS UNDER THE BED!
lolwut? You mean it isn't a spoof?
I've seen a few of the ads for the show but thought it was a spoof reality TV show. Last night I watched an episode until I could bear it no longer and changed channels. Today I find out that it's a real business?
I want the BBC to state, as of the next show, that it is a real company and that it is a cold call company. I suspect license payers would be rather annoyed. If not incensed.
As for the fine...fuck that. Shut down the business, send the management to Botany Bay armed with only a bar soap and shovel. Or just send them to the Big House. Wankers.
Yeah I know - due process...fine. I'm ok with that...might mean a longer sentence.
Obviously the NSA did a google image search...had a look for identifying metadata based on no criteria beyond who knows what...and used.
It is perfectly legal after all.
You can thank the Act of Instagramming 2013 for that...
Not sure why this is an issue. After all our politicians are only doing their part to ensure that we have a functioning democratic state that values its citizens, that believes Britain is a bastion of freedom, democracy and the rule of law. That, despite some quirks, is an egalitarian country from which the rest of the world can learn from.
Re: I think I've worked out Lewis' angle (or many angled as the case may be)
New overlord? Don't think so....more like the return...
Re: The rot start started when...
You forgot the pfy MBA's.
Had one tell me in 2000 that broadband was the new up and coming technology. And that I should look at replacing our ethernet LAN with it.
That was when I took up nerf and started shooting MBA's and "project manager" in meetings when they opened their gobs. Also in hallways.
That's the thing...its not really all that difficult as a piece of common sense/knowledge/what have you.
It gets complicated when people get involved who think they are experts but are actually totally removed from reality.
Much like the Sales EVP demanding that £80k worth of work is done for a newly acquired account that wanted DR. The total value of the deal was less than 10k per annum. Why? Because they had already signed off on the deal. I shit you not.
Reg Readers Fuming?
where would that be? certainly not the comments section...unless the author means the total cock up of stating that users were not warned when it is quite apparent that they were.
Oh el reg...wherefore art thou?
What's the current buzzowrd? Oh yes. Unified Management.
All that aside though there is a big problem aligning IT services with the business or vice versa....
One thing I do see is that there are very few people who are able to bridge the gap between the techies and the business. When I mention that to people who should know better their eyes generally tend to glaze over. On both sides.
Its not fucking rocket science.
Re: Judicial Fuckwittery
Just as well we're not living on a balloon....
Re: Public cloud will grow when experienced IT folks die
Oh yes indeed! Quite looking forward to the conversations.
Re: El Reg Tagline
Heh...good point. I'd forgotten that...
Public cloud will grow when experienced IT folks die
So when it all goes tits up there won't be anyone around to fix shit. Nice! Can't wait to see that. Might help fund my retirement :)
What a really pathetic piece...what was the el reg tagline? The hand that bites IT? More like the hand that feeds off CIO's and assorted vendors.
It's not rocket science
When I'm asked by neighbours, acquaintances, friends or what have you I point out that before even listening to their problem that I charge £25 an hour. I explain that ICT is my profession and that it is my livelihood.
Usually people are understanding if explained like that. Rarely have people gotten into a strop and those that do are usually the ones you really don't want much to do with anyway.
Re: Judicial Fuckwittery
Indeed my American friends/colleagues are very much exploring alternatives to staying there as they have pretty had enough of campaigning against this and other totally insane bollocks.
It is quite clear that the US has gone quite mad. Have your day in court they used to say. Innocent until proven guilty they used to say. Everyone is equal in the face of the law they used to say.
Smedley Butler was right. The US cares naught for the working man. Only business.
Well done for not putting your head in the sand and actually doing a post mortem and actually publishing it. Kudos.
Zynga? Aren't they a wee bit...dodgy? Why would one take a exec from them to do "Enterprise Cloud Storage - Nirvanix Public Hybrid Private Clouds"?
All I know is that I need a long cold one.
Brane or otherwise!
Jim - branes is a word.
@ Wang N Staines
I have two...so that's be Fry and Laurie amirite?
Comes across as an adorable national treasure....but is really like one of those crap authors who writes his own Amazon reviews. Creepy.
Funny in Blackadder...but not much else.
Re: What has this got to do with a Supernova?
Tommy Flowers -
A fucking national hero and that he's not recoginsed as such is a fucking national disgrace.
Re: In case of Sonic Attack on your district....
Way things are going Damnation Alley is far more apt I reckon...mind you Needle Gun is a rather enjoyable ditty....
Me - so we've noticed that we have servers that are effectively unpatched.
Techies - no...we patch them on a regular basis
me - so when did you go through your last cycle of patching?
Techies - about five years ago
me - Nice!
Re: Network Analysis
Yes. It was not really meant to be taken THAT seriously. It was more a comment on the IT knowledge of the courts.
In other words my friend...a joke ;)
More to the point
He did this before??? And he was allowed to return?
Well that's either a gross oversight by NASA and heads will/should/must roll or its a double bluff by a US intelligence agency that's gone badly wrong.
So how long before doing a tracert gets you in pokey?
Pint while I wait for the day in court. Should be quite amusing.
I wonder what Mr Hislop is thinking about this...
Re: Big People
@ Mr Flintstone
Whew! I'm not the only one! I've been leaving out entire words recently...must lay off the pints ;)
It's not easy to show remorse for something that really wasn't bad as such. He should have tempered his language though. Either way though it is still an entirely over the top sentence. Ultimately the only thing he really did wrong was going about his research the wrong way...and ending up in a court with a judge who is not tech savvy to the extent that the intricacies of this kind of work is understood.
I reckon the AT&T fine was just putting the boot in for the hell of it.
It is quite clear that Westminster exists in own little world. I call it Arseholeville.
Its all marketing guff
I would totally lurve to hear Engates define "cloud".
Pint to make me less liable to laugh. Well we are talking about "cloud" right?
Re: Big People
Firstly I feel I need to apologise for the above horror show of a post. Not in terms of spelling mistakes but rather missing entire letters out! Not good.
I also failed to be clear what my actual objection was.
The length of the jail sentence is far too extreme for the level of the "crime". Given that the data was available on a open web server. Rather than censuring AT&T for lax security the judge and prosecutors went after the security researcher. Not that he is entirely innocent...but at most he's guilty of foolishly not thinking through how to report his findings in a more...professional manner.
The only reason the guy was sentenced to a ridiculously long amount of time, and fined to boot, was because he made AT&T look foolish, and had emails of people in positions of influence and power. If all those emails had been ordinary folk I bet you he'd have never been sentenced to such a long time in prison.
Of course this is only my opinion and I could well be wrong and you would be right in presuming that I am typing this in a ranty rage. However it is quite clear that when it comes to computer "crimes" the US does tend to take things to an extreme...it either being driven by prosecutors wanting to make a name for themselves (and judges) or powerful people able to hire suits that the defendant just does not have the resources to compete against.
Pint coz well ranty rages are a thirsty business, right? ;)
And yet again the US judiciary and public attorneys so that they are not interested in the safety of the plebs who use the net...but only the big boys.
These stories do nothing but reinforce my reticence to ever go back to the US...
Cloud is here to stay...coz well its really not freakn new
This has nothing to do with cloud as such but rather the way corps architect their solutions. If you do it on the cheap you'll get shit like this.
Measure Twice Cut Once
A perfect example why any security system needs to be evaluated (read - hammered to shit) by an external source that is trustworthy before going live.
Pint while I wait for the call that will never come.
Head in the Sand
When I'm looking to purchase new resources one of the first things on my mind is availability. Second in line is usually security. If a product, that has unfettered access to production environments, is not secure or is not able to show how secure it is then it just is not on the table as a viable option.
This not only includes the usual coding to secure standards but also support and the vendors incident response capabilities.
Seem to me that these guys fail pretty much on all fronts.
Easy solution? Give your techies the time and ability to thoroughly rip it to shreds and put it together again. Research the company and and reference sites as well as customers and see if they've had issues.
Cowboys in IT...do no one any favours.
Utter Beaver Tail
So the department doing the "research" was set up by the MPAA. It then publishes results that the studios are negatively impacted by a notorious cloud storage host.
Next up - Sex sells. More at 11.
Re: I reckon the other source had it spot on
AC 15:24 - this.
Not only financial services btw.
I'm not sure miss those midnight calls...in some ways quite fun to sort shit out but on the flip side the pressure to get it right first time is immense.
However its not only just flipping the bit..its also very much understanding the impact of that decision. If you fail over an entire DC you need to really be able to explain why...
Money Money Money
So any driving out of costs from Director (and above) bonuses or other spend to keep them happy? No? Now there's a surprise!
Re: I doubt it
Indeed. My point re ITIL...
It beggars belief that this has happened. Oh wait...no actually it doesn't. Seen a simple electrical fault take down a Tier Two dc...hit 6 companies hosting live revenue generating services. One company nearly went tits up.
Of course at RBS I expect a director to be promoted to a VP type position for this cock up.
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