Re: Use physical security
Or just point the bleedin' thing at the wall or floor when not in use....
440 posts • joined 30 Jul 2007
Or just point the bleedin' thing at the wall or floor when not in use....
jake: "It totally pisses me off when a bridal reception orders skirt-steak, or worse chain meat, for 300 folks. The first kills 75 1800 pound steers for 300 people ... the second kills 150 steers."
What, do you think the butchers took just those few cuts from the steers and threw the rest of the meat away?
"Then what do you have a navy for ?"
In the past, it came in handy to rescue the Brits from the Germans....
The US government is "deeply disappointed" by the European Court of Justice's decision to effectively kill the long-standing "safe harbor" agreement covering the flow of people's personal data across the Atlantic.
Here's a novel idea: How about abiding by the laws of the countries that you do business in?
Until the advertisers pay Eyeo GmbH enough money to remove the "Allow some non-intrusive advertising" checkbox and make it mandatory....
From virtual reality to actual reality, after stepping in dog poo....
No thanks! Way too much manure to scoop up....
"If you had that person register from their phone, then you've got some proof that the account and phone number are linked, even if the details they enter whilst registering are completely bogus."
Ever heard of caller ID spoofing? Scammers and disreputable telemarketers do it all the time.
"You want a phone in the room assuming tbe PBX is there too and you might want a way to power if assuming the POE switch isn't in the UPS."
Speaking from experience, a phone in the server room may not be useful with all the background noise created by the cooling fans.
Missing Novell server discovered after four years
12 Apr 2001
A uni near me walled up a NetWare server and then tracked it down via a cable that disappeared into the wall.
When my father was posted to Vietnam during the late 1960's, his computer room contained a cabinet full of thermite grenades. If the base was likely to be overrun by the enemy, the computing staff was instructed put grenades on top of the computers and disk drive packs, pull the pins, and run like hell.
Given a choice, I'd rather have RDX for backup. It uses disk-based cartridges, which make backing up and restoring much faster. The RDX cartridges are more expensive than LTO-5 tapes, but the drives are much cheaper.
"The Post described it as 'a short test' to gauge what users who use blocked blockers will do next. 'Often, we run tests like this not in reaction to a problem, but to learn,' said the paper in a statement."
- "What users who use blocked blockers will do next": Go somewhere else (i.e., you still won't get our eyes on your ads).
- "We run tests like this . . . to learn": You learn that some people truly despise web ads (which is why they blocked the ads in the first place).
Is it just me, or does that look like a dildo rocketing off the launch pad?
"is that Microsoft is simply actively developing Windows 10. The long list of files and not indication of changes in them, because they simply do not consider the OS to be finished."
Irrelevant. Microsoft is asking me to patch the o.s. without telling me what the patch does. Considering the shit that they've snuck on my Windows 7 setup lately (which I have since pried back off), I am not inclined to accept their "Just trust me!" attitude at this time.
"Microsoft is a guest and may be asked to leave. EULA has nothing to do with it."
They charged the chicken with jaywalking.
Moron. He could have gone on an excursion to Ukraine instead. You can buy anything around those parts, up to a howitzer if you pay cash.
Yeah, but getting it through Customs might be a bit problematic: "Sir, is that a howitzer in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?"
Making the drive is one thing; being able to afford it is a different story....
There's something to be said about having the right tool for the job. If you want to flay tanks, that would be the Warthog, not the Lightning II.
You can turn them off, but whether Windows 10 will actually abide by your wishes is a different issue entirely....
If this interface is user-friendly, then I'm a monkey's uncle!
"Take your stinkin' paws off me, you damn dirty ape!"
Siri, was that a nice thing to say?
Let's see, how do I change my ringtone to the Tarzan yell....
Asking users to just swallow Windows 10 updates is very hard to consider as best practice.
But Microsoft's motto is "We know what's best for you." </sarcasm>
Pity there is no prostate exam icon....
StudeJeff: "The scare videos out there of tap water catching on fire have nothing to do with fracking, it has to do with the geology of the area where that water comes from... in other words it's natural."
You mean that same geology that previously contained the methane but now lets it seep into the groundwater after fracking has occurred? The same geology that contains the groundwater, which is now mixing with the fracking fluids due to the new cracks in the rocks? That geology? I just want to make sure that we're talking about the same thing here and not some fantasy geology concocted by the fracking companies.
Ivan 4: "You have citations and actual evidence of this? If not it is pure bulls**t."
Apparently you're unable/unwilling to go to Google and search on "fracking groundwater contamination".... Here you go:
More like this was their way of stopping the run-away AI....
Someone has to fix the robots when they break. Or will Amazon have robots to do that job, too? (Hello Skynet!)
No "Harry Potter" for you!
"I finally made the switch from Verizon to TWC and, maybe I'm one of the lucky ones, I couldn't be more pleased with TWC."
You are one of the lucky ones. TWC's service must be better in areas where they have direct competition. If you're like most of us where TWC has a local monopoly, their service is overpriced and slow.
Point One is a marketing firm; nothing more needs to be said....
"Easily? If you have a good solution for cutting these down without breaking the various installers and rollback points I would be very interested!"
These steps will eliminate a lot of the garbage that Windows and apps have accumulated:
1. Delete the Windows crud. Go to Computer, right-click on your drive, and select "Properties". Click on the "Disk Cleanup" button and wait a minute while it scans your drive. If you get a "Clean up system files" button on the summary screen, click on it and wait another minute while it does a more thorough scan. Select all of the items on the summary list, then click on "Okay". Confirm the deletion of the files.
2. Delete the application crud. Install a utility like CCleaner or Wise Disk Cleaner, let it scan your drive, and then tell it to delete the accumulated debris.
3. Delete your temp files. Go to C:, Users, your user profile folder, AppData (you may have to enable the display of hidden files), Local, Temp. Delete all of the garbage there.
4. Delete the system temp files. Go to C:, Windows, Temp. Delete all of the garbage there.
5. Remove the hibernation file. If you don't hibernate your computer, launch an elevated Command Prompt (right-click and select "Run as administrator"). Run "powercfg -h off".
6. Reduce the size of system restore points. Go to Control Panel, System, System Protection. Select your drive and then click on "Configure...". Reduce the "Disk Space Usage" to something more reasonable (I usually set it to 1%). You can also delete your existing restore points at this screen to free up more space.
7. Delete the backup copies of Windows patches and updates (optional). Go to C:, Windows, SoftwareDistribution, Download. Delete all files in that folder.
FYI - Unless you've told it otherwise, the Windows page file will reserve a chunk of disk space equivalent in size to the amount of memory in your PC.
I like to take unwanted hard drives to the target range and put a few 7.62mm gaps in their data (or 12.7mm gaps, if someone brought their pygmy cannon to the range that day).
"and, more importantly in El Reg forums, how would one go about this? Heatseeker? Punt gun? Drone with large pin?"
Potato gun, using flaming tennis balls for ammunition (for that medieval touch).
Physeter: "Home windows version has ALWAYS shipped with automatic updating turned on by default, as I recall. In order to make it stop, you have to know what you're doing in the first place."
In Windows 7 Home, it is a simple matter to change the update setting to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them."
In Windows 10 Home, the only setting is "Open wide, here come your updates."
"So you keep the heating cranked up all night? That's not very green of you."
Cranked up? No. Turned off? Again, no. There is a difference between LOW heat and NO heat.
Citations or actual confirmed evidence please, or can we assume those times were in the very early hours of the morning when no one was using power.
That's right, I don't need my house heated during the coldest portion of the night....
Skip forward a few years, and the "sport" of anvil shooting was born:
Spending every weekend for the next two years scrubbing public toilets in metro stations and bus depots.
And that's where it should have stayed.
DrXym: "I should think all those uninhabited islands would be perfect places to develop solar and wind farms."
Yes, but how would you get the electricity off those island farms to someplace that can use it (and pay for it)?
Proof that beer was invented a l-o-n-g time ago....
Justin S., I'm looking at it from this angle: the effect of taxes on lower-income people has a much bigger impact on their finances than it does on higher-income people. If someone made $10 million dollars last year and paid $2 million in taxes, that leaves $8 million dollars in his pocket. However, if someone made $50,000 last year and paid $10,000 in taxes, he has $40,000 left for things like mortgage/rent, food, utilities, etc. In my opinion, the person with $8 million in the bank does not need a handout from the government (who took that money from other taxpayers).
Yes, but the question is this: should the Government be taking money from us relatively poor people (i.e., common taxpayers) and giving it to rich people to prop up their ventures, especially when the recipients have plenty of money to pay for their own playthings?
Odd, I'd normally say it's the real estate agents themselves that are the snakes.
Now, is that a nice thing to compare snakes to?
Rule #1 when driving: Pay attention to the road and the vehicles around you. All other considerations are a far-distant second.
You can't go camping anywhere without some damned space paparazzi coming 'round with his camera....
Probably from having to replace all their SHITTY hard drives that have been dropping like flies at my office over the past 4 months....
It would be nice if the waste heat from the servers could be piped into the office space during the winter. You've already paid for the electricity to run the computers, and all that free heat would put a significant dent in the office's heating bill.