* Posts by Anne-Lise Pasch

265 posts • joined 31 Jul 2008


Who are the last people you'd expect to spill thousands of student records? A computer science dept? What a fantastic guess

Anne-Lise Pasch

Re: Confidential?

So, if I link a person to a unique identifier, and then attach other personal data to it, its not a privacy concern? I must be stupid.

We did Nazi see this coming... Internet will welcome Earth's newest nation with, sigh, a brand new .SS TLD

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After BRexit we may need to change it to .lb

Everyday doings of a metropolitan techie: Stob's software diary

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Re: Kudos

Samsung's software is diabolical. I Can recomend the Paragon SSD OS moving stuff.

Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently

Anne-Lise Pasch

Re: Google are cunts



Been using them for a decade now.

Western Digital deploys heatsink on remodelled M.2 to tempt gamers

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I wish. Assassin Creed Osyssey thrashes my drive like crazy.

The lighter side of HMRC: We want your money, but we also want to make you laugh

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Re: was that an MP?

I'm using a 55" tv as my main monitor right now. Its the right width, but I don't use the top of the screen much.

RIP 2019-2019: The first plant to grow on the Moon? Yeah, it's dead already, Chinese admit

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Just don't go for the trifecta. ;p

Pewdiepie fanboi printer, Chromecast haxxx0r retreats, says they're 'afraid of being caught'

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'Someone had to play the legal card...'

If I found your door unlocked, walked into your house, put PewDiePie grafitti on the wall, and left muttering, "that'll teach you not to lock your door..." I'd expect there to be legal consequences. And I'd expect someone to give me a right Gibbs on the back side of my head for liking PewDiePie.

The fastest, most secure browser? Microsoft Edge apparently

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Re: MS is secure?

"why is Google Safe Browsing used by Chrome and FF worse than MS' version"

They don't steal your private data and use it for other purposes... *as much*

Privacy, security fears about ID cards? UK.gov's digital bod has one simple solution: 'Get over it'

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Re: another iteration

"You might get away with it if you call it Euroclub Express"

-- Yes, Minister

Remember Misco? Staff win protective award at employment tribunal

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That's 500 per week, not month. So more like 6000ish.

Peak tech! Bacon vending machine signals apex of human invention

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Re: Which is better?

And wrapped in bacon

Why millions of Brits' mobile phones were knackered on Thursday: An expired Ericsson software certificate

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Because someone needs to vote for PewDiePie.

Anne-Lise Pasch

Re: Boo hoo

And some people were unable to contact emergency services ( https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46465839 ). #dontbeadick

OM5G... Qualcomm teases next Snapdragon chip for phones: The 855 with a fingerprint Sonic Screwdriver, er, Sensor

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Re: "Qualcomm teases next Snapdragon chip"

Initially she put up high resistance, but ultimately she delivered the goods.

Marriott's Starwood hotels mega-hack: Half a BILLION guests' deets exposed over 4 years

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Remind me

Why they need *all* the details once payment has been processed.

Japanese cyber security minister 'doesn't know what a USB stick is'

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Re: Imagine a world...

But then we wouldn't have a Brexit...

I found a security hole in Steam that gave me every game's license keys and all I got was this... oh nice: $20,000

Anne-Lise Pasch

Re: What century is this?!

"making it impossible to receive any business from any O'leary or the like."


My hoard of obsolete hardware might be useful… one day

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My issue is barely-working usb cables. They kinda work. With that one gadget. But not with the other. And only if you bend them right. Like an aerial cable from a 1980s tv set.

British fixed broadband is cheap … and, er, fairly nasty – global survey

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Re: Downloads

Netflix in 4K burns 5gb fast. And since Netflix is designed around binge-watching... Yes.

Solid state of fear: Euro boffins bust open SSD, Bitlocker encryption (it's really, really dumb)

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Black Helicopters

Re: Fed up with these nonstop security issues

> "And, therein lies the problem.... the "miscreants" would probably never know anything about this let alone exploit it if these issues were never made public to begin with."

Snowden told me that the US Govm't were doing it. There was one bunch of miscreants using unpublicised zero-days.

Intel peddles latest Xeon CPUs – E-series and 48-core Cascade Lake AP – to soothe epyc mygrayne

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Getting more like Chipzookie with each passing year.

GitHub lost a network link for 43 seconds, went TITSUP for a day

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Re: Why did GitHub take a day to resync

"There's a name for this that escapes me at this time"

Jurassic Park!

Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait

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Re: I stopped right here...

Actually, "At Bing, the task of creating programmatic tests was moved onto developers, instead of dedicated testers."

The failure was *moving* programmatic tests and not *collaborating on*.

Suggests the developers had a culture of not testing themselves (In the Bing team - This may or may not be true) and that would certainly help if they started doing some basic unit/integration tests.

Roughly 30 years after its birth at UK's Acorn Computers, RISC OS 5 is going open source

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"RISC architecture is going to change everything."

- Hackers, 1995.

Thought Patch Tuesday was a load? You gotta check out this Oracle mega-advisory, then

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"Solaris and Linux machines with lower user privileges will be considered to be at a lower risk than Windows machines that *typically* operate with admin privileges"

This makes me sad, but its also probably true.

GitHub grabs a piece of the Actions: 'A project that will do for software development what we did for the pull request'

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Re: It sounds like GitHub invented Git?

And now they've (re)invented Octopus. Or VisualStudio.com.

Virgin Media? More like Virgin Meltdown: Brit broadband ISP falls over amid power drama

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Losing broadband is really annoying...

... I get that. But tweets from people raging that they 'lost 3 clients' etc, also really annoy me. Especially in London. If your business relies on stable internet... ensure you have at least one failover. Even if its a mobile phone dongle. Although why it takes ISPs so long to route around problems is beyond me, especially when this is what routers were literally designed for.

Super Micro China super spy chip super scandal: US Homeland Security, UK spies back Amazon, Apple denials

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"Norske Nasjonal sikkerhetsmyndighet har imidlertid bekreftet overfor VG at de har vært kjent med «problemstillingen» knyttet til produsenten siden juni i år. "

"However, the Norwegian National Security Authority has confirmed to VG that they have been familiar with the "problem" associated with the manufacturer since June this year."

Oh really?

First it came for your desktop, now Windows 10 1809 is coming for your Things

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Re: Is anyone actually using this?

Much as I enjoy a good MS bashing, the .Net Core is actually pretty good, open source and on point. And I'd much rather neophyte IoT developers use a framework than reroll security defences ad nauseam, because otherwise we end up with, well, the sh** we have now.

UK space comes to an 'understanding' with Australia as Brexit looms

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Re: RE: Mooseman

"You sign up for something, you commit to it and you pay the money in."

Absolutely agree that we should continue paying for things we've contractually signed up to.

Although its amazing how quick people don't want to give us the dividends on the things we've paid for...

Haven't updated your Adobe PDF software lately? Here's 85 new reasons to do it now

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Re: Edge

Edge gets a lot of unjustified hate.

Anne-Lise Pasch

Re: FoxIt Reader

I was a fan of FoxIt for many years until the update frequency got incredulous. I switched to Sumatra which seems identically speedy and either less bug-ridden, or less updated (grin)

Why did Visual Studio Marketplace go down in the Great Azure TITSUP? Ask Azure DevOps

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Re: Cloud vs Banksters

"What happens when an organization gets so reliant on Cloud"

The 'cloud' is just another deployment target. If you can't switch deployment targets, you're tooled incorrectly. Locking yourself into services (Azure-specific APIs etc) are more of an issue, but if your code is decoupled and agnostic, switching to another provider isn't immediate and free, but it shouldn't be an exorbitant burden either.

This is 2018. Digital-aware businesses should know their estate and domain much better than the hide-bound days. And most 'big' business has already faced that pain enough times to have adapted. Or died trying.

Facebook sued for exposing content moderators to Facebook

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other wellness resources like relaxation areas at many of our larger facilities

In our larger offices, there's a car park. It has a smoking shelter.

Curiosity's computer silent on science, baffling boffins

Anne-Lise Pasch

Re: Fixing a hardware failure on Mars...

I can't fix a hardware problem in my bedroom. (stupid rabbit)

Microsoft Azure gains Availability Zones and Immutable Blobs

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Re: "can be created and read, but not updated or deleted"

Harold Shipman changed medical records in a murder spree. There's one use case. Anywhere where you can't allow changes to a document, but to *supersede it* (and keep a time-retained copy) has a use case. Financial contracts are one of these. Can't go and change the SLAs after the fact...

Am curious how this works with a GDPR subject-delete request.

Who's hacking into UK unis? Spies, research-nickers... or rival gamers living in res hall?

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These aren't DDoS attacks

This is just torrenting.

Euro bureaucrats tie up .eu in red tape to stop Brexit Brits snatching back their web domains

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Re: Well that's the end of the .eu domain

> I'm thinking of grabbing soviet.eu

In Soviet Russia, the domain grabs .eu

Thunderstruck: Azure Back in Black(out) after High Voltage causes Flick of the Switch

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VisualStudio.com wont let me release anything. Despite all my activity/servers being in Europe. Things build fine. I guess the deployment agents are in the US. Or the controllers for them.

VMware 'pressured' hotel to shut down tech event close to VMworld, IGEL sues resort giant

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.. Basingstoke?

People regularly tear down the bunting between GBK and Wagamama, but that's because they're all p***ed out of their skulls from the Wetherspoon.

Detroit sh*t shifter's operating costs waste away with Oracle's cloud

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It sure was a large data dump. Better check the log.

New age discrim row: Accenture, Facebook sued by sales boss for favoring 'new blood'

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I think I've been guilty of the opposite...

...Preferring mature employees with gravitas over the gushing, simpering adolescents.

Hmm, there's something fishy about this graph charting AMD's push into Intel's server turf

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Maybe Cray should make a comeback. They'd fit the paradigm.

Things that make you go hmmm: Do crypto key servers violate GDPR?

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Re: An email address is not unique to a person.

But its enrichment data that can be used to identify someone. salesmanager101@anymailprovider.com may not be a direct identifier, nor is ipaddress of smallcompany.com, but if you reverse lookup the ip to small company, then ring and ask to speak to the sales manager, you just personally identified someone from two pieces of enrichment data. And this happens with most pre-GDPR lead management systems.

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Unless *you* didn't.

Riddle me this: TypeScript's latest data type is literally unknown

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All the jumped up pupils with their pumped up tuples better run, better run, faster than a monad.

AAAAAAAAAA! You'll scream when you see how easy it is to pwn unpatched HPE servers

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It's the Legendary Black Beast of Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Cancelled in Crawley? At least your train has free Wi-Fi now, right?

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If only...

... there was this massively conductive metal strip under the train that could carry data, even in a tunnel.

ZX Spectrum reboot firm boss delays director vote date again

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Re: ...and on.....and on.....and on....

Re-repeat not fade away.


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