* Posts by Andrew Barr

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New Zealand health boards write down losses on Oracle implementation

Andrew Barr

At which point

At which point will a national body (anywhere in the world) say no to an oracle based system due to past performances.

I also wonder where oracle appear in the garner magic quadrant, they must be getting pretty low to the bottom left square by now, or is it only in the ones that they don't pay for?

Azure MFA falls over, Windows 10 struggles with Intel drivers, and Microsoft gives us... more Sticky Notes?

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So now our users can put their passwords on postit notes with out leaving a residue on the actual monitors!

Official: IBM to gobble Red Hat for $34bn – yes, the enterprise Linux biz

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Nutanix

Going to be interesting to see what Nutanix does now, as I believe they use centos as their base system. I wonder if they will fork centos and go from there.

Techie's test lab lands him in hot water with top tech news site

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I once included theregister.co.uk in one of our proxy blacklists and we also took it down for about 15 minutes. Once we realised what we did we removed it and it came back up, phew!

I hope no one else noticed.

Who fancies a six-core, 32GB RAM, 4TB NVME ... convertible tablet?

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GDPR

Does this mean I can get rid of all these servers in my rack and fill the rack with laptops!

Will it run Crysis?

Israel cyber chief's 'pants' analogy for password security deemed, well, 'pants'

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Once physical access has been gained your screwed!

Blood spilled from another US high school shooting has yet to dry – and video games are already being blamed

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Right to bear arms

Not going to block this one, but does that include the ammunition. Could they ban the sale of certain ammunition?

Equifax peeks under couch, finds 2.4 million more folk hit by breach

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GDPR

Any point to this as everyone's details are public now anyway!

Bluetooth 'Panty Buster' 'smart' sex toy fails penetration test

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New acronym required

IoD - Internet of Dongs

Munich council: To hell with Linux, we're going full Windows in 2020

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Re: Not sure about Office?

Surely thats the same as saying hey. Linux and LibreOffice is free, come get hooked on this!

Brace yourselves, fanboys. Winter is coming. And the iPhone X can't handle the cold

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Nicking tech from Samsung

Maybe they will ask/steal for the Note 7 battery tech from Samsung, that should stop the phone from freezing!!

Punctual as ever, Equifax starts snail-mailing affected Brits about mega-breach

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Coat

GDPR

Is there much use for GDPR if companies like TalkTalk and Equifiax have already released everyone's information? Can companies state that future breaches dont matter as much as the information is already in the public domain?

Mines the one with the list of everyone's name and addresses in the pocket

Caption this: Capita staff picket a bunch o'er pickled pensions

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overdue projects

No wonder the majority of c(r)apita's IT projects are overdue, there are only 3 people working there!

Boffins befuddled over EU probe into UK's tax rules for multinationals

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Re: "Boffins befuddled..."

I will add my vote for you :D

Open source sets sights on killing WhatsApp and Slack

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Coat

IMAP

IMAP messaging - isnt that just email? IMAP has been used to message people for absolutely ages!!

That's my coat with port 143 in the pocket

What's that, Equifax? Most people expect to be notified of a breach within hours?

Andrew Barr

Couple of rumors that I have heard....

Some interesting stock movements pre hack news release, so maybe a short sell money grab.

Their check if you have been compromised webpage gives different results for the same data.

Something tells me that this may not be the way to handle a security breach!

Marcus Hutchins free for now as infosec world rallies around suspected banking malware dev

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Coincidence

Now just to throw some petrol on the flames.

The day he gets arrested all the wannacry bit coins get converted to another untraceable cryptocurrency.

I wonder if finding the wannacry kill switch wasn't just found by decompiling the code,but he already new the url.

Revealed: UK councils shrug at privacy worries, strap on body cams

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I wonder if holding up pieces of paper with credit card details on, would the videos have to comply with PCI and financial regulations?

You're Donald Trump's sysadmin. You've got data leaks coming out the *ss. What to do

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Black Helicopters

Good article on whether you are being watch, even via HTTPS.

https://www.grc.com/fingerprints.htm - website is a bit old school but good information.

Vatican and musicians at odds over appropriate use of crematorium leftovers

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or are following the apple model, who probably dont let your loved ones access your itunes account after you have died!!

High rear end winds cause F-35A ground engine fire

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Offshore wind farms

Is there someway that offshore wind farms can be used as a defence mechanism against these planes?

Meet Deliveroo's ‘bold and impactful’ new logo. No, really

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Facepalm

you weren't in when we called!

Looks like someone sticking two fingers up!!

Lester Haines: RIP

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Rest in Peace young man :')

Furious customers tear into 123-reg after firm's mass deletion woes

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Trollface

Does it matter

Surely it doesn't matter what they do now as all the customers will be jumping ship.

No need to audit and check the scripts, in a few months they should be able to just format the disks and put the hardware on ebay!

Symantec cloud portal goes titsup after database crash

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VERITAS

I bet the Veritas staff are having a great day!

I wonder what Symantec is using for it continuous backup solution?

BT broadband is down: Former state monopoly goes TITSUP UK-wide

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No comments

This must mean that most Reg readers are on BT!!

How to solve a Rubik's Cube in five seconds

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Re: They're just colored stickers

Or just paint them with tipex and then they are all white - sovled

Grand Theft Auto 1997: 'Sick, deluded and beneath contempt'

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Driving on the left

Even though there are more countries that drive on the right, I believe that there are more LHD cars than RHD

It's EE vs Vodafone: 'How good is my signal' study descends into network bunfight

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EE Test

Was this the same EE network that collapsed last week??

https://twitter.com/EE/status/446369338388254720/photo/1

For Windows guest - KVM or XEN and which distro for host?

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Maybe a simpler solution,

If you have limited disk space, but are happy to spend on hardware, then the solutions is to have a box under the desk running a headless Linux configuration and then replace the keyboard, monitor and mouse with a laptop with windows running on it, and make sure that the laptop is good enough to run your games. If desk space is at too much of a premium move the laptop to somewhere else in the house with more space?

always go with as simple solution as possible, as if there is a problem with hardware you could loose both systems!

BlackBerry BES: Hey, biz bod, fancy an upgrade on that RIM job... for FREE?

Andrew Barr

"I personally wouldn't want an IT Admin to have full device wipe capabilities over my own personal device."

This could be a useful feature, if you lost your phone (including a memory card) that may have embarrassing photos, or personal documents on it. You can then ask IT to wipe the device as a precaution. This can also be a function of an Exchange server with Andoid/iphones utilising activesync to connect to them via OWA.

Apple's shock treatment: An authentic charger-spotting guide

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Coat

Re: How to tell a fake one from a real one

Maybe they just need stop wasting money then and just go for a standard USB Micro B connector then!!

Andrew Barr
Trollface

How to tell a fake one from a real one

There is a fool proof way of telling a fake apple product from a genuine one.

Fake - you get a shock after you have purchased it

Genuine - you get the shock before you purchase it - you want WHAT for a simple charger!!

Google, Microsoft go head to head in Santa-tracking tech race

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Alert

And what happens if Santa is not in the same location on both systems!!!

Please think of the little children!!

This is out of hand now: Apple attempts to trademark the LEAF

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FAIL

Old Adidas Logo

Isnt this nearly similar to the old adidas logo - which had 3 ovals - ok they are not solid but look very similar and are part of the fashion section of the patent

EU proposed emergency alert system won't work on iPhone

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Mushroom

Emergency System

In an emergency, the phone companies prioritise emergency calls over their networks, so while Joe Public gets naff all, emergency services, important MPs, etc will get a normal service so they can get on with saving the world :D

O2, GiffGaff network goes titsup for unlucky punters

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FAIL

Ooops

Aren't O2 the olympic mobile provider

Force Google to black out searches in new privacy law - MPs

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Coat

What we need....

Is a government website setup to display who has a court injunction, why they have a court injunction and links to pages on the web where people have ingnored the injuntions. Else how am I to now if I should report a story on twitter or not ;)

Mine's the one with a list of names of celebrities in the pocket!!

PARIS soars to Guinness World Record

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Pint

CONGRATULATIONS

Now time to land it on the moon :)

The Pirate Bay torrents printable 3D objects

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Pirate

Airfix Models

I will only start downloading if they torrent a Airfix MK IX Spitfire, 3D model, with the ability to scale up to a 1:1 model :)

Virtual sanity: How to get a grip on your home PCs

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FAIL

This is the difference between Developers and the Infrastructure guys :P

Pickles plans curry colleges to halt Indian immigration

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FAIL

So no Chefs.....

But who is going to train the new British Chefs...... Ahh... That will be the authentic Indian Cuisine Teachers!!!

97% of Three's network traffic is data

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WTF?

I thought 3 piggy backed off another network for their Voice and their network was purely 3G for data ?

Andy

FalconStor founder found dead

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FAIL

Probably not the best photo source to use in this article

ReiJane Huai. Photo Both Barrels Communications !!!

Supercomputer and superboffins spot rare baby supernova

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Coat

A closer look

A closer look at the picture and in all that exciting technological advances and there is a piece of wood holding the cable tray up on top of the nearest rack!!

I bet there is a dwarf turning a big wheel at the back of the room!!

Ofcom mulls smackdown for rogue religious TV channel

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Joke

Already out there

It's called Sky

Scientists eye curvaceous Earth gravity map

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Joke

round?

So initiall people thought the world was flat, then they realised it was round. But science has just proved that it is just a blob flying around in space!!

Apple patent pic revives touchscreen Mac buzz

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Coffee/keyboard

Laptop Keyboard

I have not seen a keyboard looking like that since the BBC model B!!

Channel islanders attack Street View car

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WTF?

Got to be good

You have to be good to sneak up on a car with a 360 degree camera and slash the tyres!!

Paris jub-flash mugger busted

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Troll

Playmobile or it didn't happen!!

You might have to cover the relevant bits due to the age of the playmobile girls!!

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