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* Posts by LB45

19 posts • joined 30 Nov 2011

You've got $60k: So, 2013 sporty Corvette, or a year of AWS's new I2 beast?

LB45
Paris Hilton

Make mine the 2014 'Vette please.

Topless of course.

Oh and please show me the proof that cloud servers help you pick up the opposite sex?

I know which one would bring me more pleasure and while it might be an Amazon (if I'm lucky) it won't be bare metal.

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Crooks target Target: 40 MILLION bank cards imperiled in cyber-heist

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Holmes

Insider Job?

Since it was a targeted attack (sorry) on the in store registers/scanners sounds like someone had access to a master controller server that updates all the stores registers. Push down a bit of code, install code, run code. Probably sent a copy of the card info to an offsite storage location as each transaction took place.

Of course I'm guessing since I'm not a talented security bod, but this doesn't strike me as the sort of casual scammer or anon attack vector. Until proven otherwise I'd say at the very least they were very familiar with the inner workings of the POS systems / software.

For once I guess being dirt poor and unable to obtain credit / bank accounts pays off.

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Cisco and iRobot build videoconferencing robot for remote workers

LB45
Facepalm

Re: 1st Picture?

No. He's busy smearing the fancy, trendy, oh so cool glass walled offices with his greasy hand prints.

Something the "open space concept" pushers didn't think about. Our glass walls look horrible after about 6 months. And the so called cleaning people just smear it all around with a cloth until it's an impenetrable haze.

I predict lots of these will be 'demo'ed'. None will really be sold.

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John Sweeney: Why Church of Scientology's gravest threat is the 'net

LB45
Happy

It's the cake picture again.

Damn. I get suckered into articles every f'in time by that cake and milk picture.

Mmmm, boobies.

What were we discussing again?

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NASA snaps pics of China's 'Airpocalypse' pollution disaster

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Thumb Up

True, but you'll just need an OSHA approved "EPA Opinion" Flamesuit

Up voted for truth but you'll just be hammered for daring to suggest that a regulatory agency has overstepped it's bounds by a large margin.

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Making MACH 1: Can we build a cranial computer today?

LB45
Trollface

Shoot the Hostage!

Err, certainly I can't be the first to reference that?

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I tried to buy a satellite and all I got was this lousy $67,000

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FAIL

FSA

Another case of the Free Shite Army trying to mobilize for even more FS.

Maybe if it's not "Free" someone might just un-ass themselves to provide the service. If no one is willing to pay, then maybe the demand wasn't there or it wasn't worth the expenditure?

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Soz, switch-fondlers: Doesn't look like 2013 is 10Gb Ethernet's year

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Thumb Up

Re: It's probably 1Gig which is the odd one out

Spot on. Outside of the data center or core to distribution runs, the cost of upgrading the cabling to support 10G just isn't going to happen anytime soon. Last I recall you still couldn't go very far on copper, TX6A is only 70 meters which isn't a drop in replacement for 5E (100 meters) so it won't fit in existing runs.

Plus it's damned expensive to boot and requires even more expensive and carefully certified terminations.

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Canadians nab syrup rustlers after massive maple sap heist

LB45
Trollface

It's all in the Grade

I'm not so certain the tree species influences the taste that much. I do know the grades can vary in sweetness and taste.

Grade A Light Amber ("Fancy"), Grade A Medium Amber, Grade A Dark Amber, Grade B.

The A light fancy is very sweet and very light on the taste. The Grade B is very dark, almost 'industrial' syrup, very thick and a heavy taste. I guess it depends on how you are using it (cooking, pancakes, ice cream) as to which works best. I've used it in coffee before as a substitute for sugar. :-)

I find the A dark over plain vanilla ice cream to be better than sex. Wait. No. Yes. Much better now than I'm getting old.

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Hero Playmonaut lost at sea as SPEARS ditches in Channel

LB45
Holmes

Silenced?

Sounds like a Mafia job to me.

After all, the Playmonaut sleeps with the fishes now.

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Is running IT for the Olympics the worst job in the world?

LB45
Joke

ITIL? It'il end in tears

Tons of paperwork, committees, and change boards. It'll all go swimmingly(!) I'm certain of it.

The CIO invited his managers to a safari by the desert. He lent his four-wheel-drive car and recommended a route through the desert.

After 20 miles of travelling, they got a flat tire and the car got stuck in the middle of a dune.

Just a second after the puncture, the incident manager left the car saying “go, go, go!!! We’re in time!” put a chewing gum on the tyre, got into the car again and said “Solved, let’s go!“. The Change Manager responded “But, it will only last for a few meters.“, But the Incident Manager said “It doesn’t matter! I can put another gum if it fails again.“

Half an hour after running out of chewing gum, the problem manager said. “EUREKA! I know!. There is no more problem! The tire wasn’t designed for the heat, and it melted“. The Incident Manager said “OK. But… how can we get out of this situation?“. “Hey! Don’t put pressure on me! I know the root cause. Now it isn’t a problem, it’s a known error“, the Problem Manager retorted.

The Change Manager said. “I know how to change the wheel. But I can’t“. “Why?” Asked the rest. “Because I can’t contact the owner and I don’t have an approval“, the Change Manager responded.

The Incident Manager ran out of patience, and began to shout at the Release Manager. “Hey, we are all trying to get out of here, and you are not doing anything!“. He answered “I’m doing more than everyone of you. I just finished a RFE so the next version of the tire won’t fail in the future.“

Finally, everyone looked at the Service Level Manager, who said. “OK, OK. Maybe it’s my fault. Well, I’ll pay you a coffee when we return and we’ll be even“

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Speaking in Tech: The worst government IT deal of ALL TIME

LB45
Black Helicopters

Re: wait a minute

WV is run by the blue team. Remember all the .Gov largesse projects named for Sen. Byrd? He who had to be carried out of the U.S. Senate feet first?

He wasn't just blue because he stopped breathing.

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Virgin Media site goes titsup in Pirate Bay payback attack

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Happy

Am I the only one that..

is glad to see the boobies 'n cake picture back?

I'd gladly turn pie-rate to motorboat those.

Sorry. One track mind. Carry on with your censorship debate.

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The Ethernet Alliance is thinking fast

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Windows

1 Terabyte? No problem, that'll be a slight upcharge.

Pretty useless speeds when they can't even deliver a steady 10mb to the punters already paying outrageous prices.

Plus the usual bandwidth caps and tiered pricing, that should do the trick.

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The Hardware Hacker's Guide to Home Automation

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Pirate

Re: C4's "Home of the future"

Of course you could just activate the 'electric grid' floor while being burgled.

Not a clue officer, looks like he had a heart attack and just died on the spot. Pity.

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China churns out homemade aircraft for global travel DOMINATION

LB45
Black Helicopters

Re: what is it a copy of

Depends on who they stole the plans from.

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UK-French drone aircraft blueprints nicked at Paris station

LB45
Facepalm

Not entirely old school

What? No handcuffs between user and briefcase ala spy novels of old.

Heavens, what's the world of spys coming to these days?

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Fondle my slab, baby: Inside the tactile world of Apple-fan iDating

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Coat

So, no real income then?

"designers and creatives"?

Is that code for nothing really productive and meaningful being produced?

Meh. I do so hate the new terminology.

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James Bond savages the Kardashians

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Joke

Craig Married?

Marriage of convenience? I thought he was gay?

Well, I know he can't drive a manual shift. That about seals it for me.

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