* Posts by Danny 14

3815 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

Dine crime: Chippy sells deep fried Xmas dinner

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Re: Insist on "Baby Spit"(TM) Bread Sauce

mustard and beef gravy go fine on chicken, lamb, beef or ham.

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Re: battered?

my mum cooks everything in a pressure cooker. the sprouts are in for about 30 mins with carrots and potatoes. I have no idea what holds them together, probably just polar bonds in the water.

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Re: festive fried food

scottish chippies with fry ANYTHING. Plus you pnly need to go a little over the borders and almost the same happens. A chippy in carlisle deep fry pies. ye gods.

Ecuador says 'yes' to Assange 'freedom' deal, but Julian says 'nyet'

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Re: Yes, but you've omitted the most important bit...

its a cat, it already has 5 homes.

HCL picks up Notes, spanks total of $1.8bn at Honest John's IBM software sale

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Re: That's a lot of notes for Notes

but windows 10 IS awful

Oz opposition folds, agrees to give Australians coal in their stockings this Christmas

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Re: Australian Privacy

more likely companies will just say fuck off. Australia doesnt have the same commercial weight as say Korea or USA.

Former headteacher fined £700 after dumping old pupil data on server at new school

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Re: He had been a primary school teacher

ive found the opposite, most primary school teachers work together and party harder with adults. senior school teachers tend not to trust each other and booze more than submarine sailors in port.

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Re: Pee dough

idiot.

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Re: Those asking "why?"

after going through a couple of subject access requests we ran a few inset sessions on how to anonymise data so that it is useful but not data. Works a treat in minutes and emails, means i dont have to go on a redaction spreee too.

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Re: Puzzling

copies of sats results is personal data. It wouldnt be beyond the realm of impossibility that a head teacher had a copy of SATS results from a previous school. Comparisons with learning trends at schools are not uncommon.

Total Inability To Support User Phones: O2 fries, burning data for 32 million Brits

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Re: Pffft

doesnt the smart electric meter network run on O2 aswell? Good job the things are useless.

After all that! Ofcom proposes BT as only broadband universal services provider for whole of UK (except Hull)

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Re: So ....

Thing is, BT got all the infrastructure and what is being proposed is that someone else comes in and sorts what is left. BT dont want to duct and fibre into the hills for a hamlet and neither can a newcomer do it cheaply. Hardly surprising really.

Now BT will do the equivalent of lobbying to avoid ducting and laying fibre to the hamlets....

£10k offer to leave firm ASAP is not blackmail, Capita told by judge

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I was wondering what the catch was. I assumed it was take 10k, work the rota and be locked into capita for longer (like a mobile contract)

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Re: Accountants

it also goes the other way with retention bonus too.

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Re: Not Blackmail?

IT staff tend to be given very short offer notices with payoffs too, saves the havok that can be caused by disgruntled IT workers.

European fibre lobby calls for end to fake fibre broadband ads

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Re: The ASA are shills, not consumer protection folk

ironically cable broadband used to be the buzzword rather than ADSL. It can also supply the same speeds so it is just an image issue really.

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Re: Where to draw the line?

you know that virgin can supply high speeds on their network right? we were quoted 10k for 1gb/1gb (no bearer quoted and the speed was flexible from 100mb up) in july on their network. In the end we went with talktalk business for 4k for 500mb on their 1gb bearer. Granted these are business SLA rates, I have no idea what residential options they have as im with xen at home.

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Re: Meat

they are probably CMOT dibbler nuggets so miscellaneous grease and crunchy bits. Probably best not to ask what the 18% is.

Sysadmin’s plan to manage system config changes backfires spectacularly

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Re: Set the clock failed.

gpo for ntp too. you can set the ntp server to be outside your own dc, that gets fun when the two are out of sync.

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Re: Why use a revision control system?

wow you change your fstab so many times in a day you worry about backup revisions? just type it out again by looking at the copies file on ypur WS. You checked it out and back in? Sure that means a secondary copy.

Q: If Pesky Pepper had a peek at patient papers, at how many patient papers did Pesky Pepper peek? A: 231

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Re: Re : It would be serious if there was malice involved

i dont want people to learn how i contracted HIV, especially if they were a mate.

I dont want my friends knowing I have uncureable bowel cancer and have 1 year to live.

etc

It's nearly 2019, and your network can get pwned through an oscilloscope

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Re: FFS

in the world of espionage you want to gain access to areas without appearing to be able to do so. A junior using an oscilloscope might fit the bill. Just another attack vector.

Euro consumer groups: We think Android tracking is illegal

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Re: Also consider Bluetooth

? i dont have location or tracking enabled and I use bluetooth. What shady build are you using?

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Re: Spyware ecosystem

same. first thing i do is root and droidwall etc.

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Re: That's not a real problem

web ads? havent seen those in ages.

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Re: There is no real option to turn off Location History once it has been enabled;

did you even read your own title? whatever the default, switch it ON then attempt to switch it off. You cant as there is no off. It is either doesnt exist, on or paused.

Domain name 'admin' role eyed up as latest victim of Whois system's GDPRmeggdon

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Re: Just Admin Contact?

i did check our public facing web declared email box once. It was ONLY used for web domains and it wasnt pretty.

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Re: Hooray

no different from companies flogging extended warranty. just say no ta.

Bedroom design outfit slapped with £160k fine for 1.6 million spam calls

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Re: The traffic wardens literally just hand the ticket to the driver EVERY DAY,

or just use common fucking sense. How else are you supposed to deliver beer barrels? Deliveroo? Morons.

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Re: We'll always have Connie's Bathrooms

try that our neck of the woods and the bath would be filled with variius forms of waste and the mannequin sodomised brutally. Unfortunately most people are also UKIP voters too.

Mobile networks are killing Wi-Fi for speed around the world

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Re: Cost?

does that three sim have a acceptable use limit? Seems a decent deal on the face of it. I have a low 8Gb three on £4.99 a month, that does me but having a bigger sim on a mifi would suit us for roaming about.

Groundhog Day comes early as Intel Display Drivers give Windows 10 the silent treatment

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Re: Airgap

serious question but why not install a lightweight linux and libreoffice on it? That way you can even surf the odd internet site and do email etc.

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Re: Drivers?

NUC here at home under the TV, it dual boots KODI with a secondary of W8.1, no way 10 was going on it. They are great little machines and perfect for steam streaming or media boxes.

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Re: MS : From bad to worse to pathetic

1709 here, our first W10 was 1604. 1809 is being missed out of course, we have a while to see what the next whack-a-mole stable version is.

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Re: Freeoffice et al

exchange 2019 doesnt support outlook 2010 but 2016 does. We are now actively looking at transitioning from MS office to libreoffice and using OWA for email with our exchange server. Afterall, if you use office 365 then it is browser based anyway so why not just use OWA? Apart from additional CALs it will be significantly cheaper for us in the longer run.

Oh, I wish it could be Black Friday every day-aayyy, when the wallets start jingling but it's still a week till we're paiii-iid

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Re: Today IS payday...

ours is down to when the accounting lady presses the BACS button on the payroll website.

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Re: Scottish passport

and intestines,liver and kidneys boiled in a sheep stomach (perhaps they dont taste nice deep fried?). Mmm hearty breakfast (not a mickey take I do like haggis)

Shocker: UK smart meter rollout is crap, late and £500m over budget

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Re: Meters are passive

i thought smart meters made it easier for electric companies to disconnect you? That drops ypu electric usage fairly promptly

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Re: Smart meters do not save energy

spending 13bn on windfarms is a silly idea. There is plenty of generation but not necessarily dependable generation at peak demand. 13bn would be better spent on hydro storage schemes that can be reverse pumped at shallow cheap demand and forward run at peak demand. Paired with windfarms that could generate at 3AM would be great (or nuclear that cant really be shut down).

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Re: OK, but why ....

these meters are utterly useless and ive actively told both the rollout board and our provider to basically fuck off and stop bothering me. It benefits me in precisely zero ways. I dont care how much I am using. Im not turning my router or web server off, i have has heating and a tumble drier that goes on when i can be here rather than schedule when im not and could catch fire without noticing. I have LED lights and know what my usage is monthly. Smart meters are an utter waste of money.

3 is the magic number (of bits): Flip 'em at once and your ECC protection can be Rowhammer'd

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Re: clever, but easy to detect

even cheap dell poweredge servers will automatically mark ram as potentially bad if they hit x error rate. if you have enterprise drac then it will independently mail you to, good for the small guys.

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Re: They're not knocking ECC

it also doesnt say what happens if you run extra ECC such as dell advanced ECC mode. That is in addition to the chip ECC themselves.

Did you hear? There's a critical security hole that lets web pages hijack computers. Of course it's Adobe Flash's fault

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plus doesn't windows 10 have it baked in? And being baked in you cant install fixes?

nice!

Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office

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Re: Multi-million fine not likely to undo damage

yup. if it is shown to be wilful then thats 4% of takeover bracket (upto yes but that bracket was designed as punishment).

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they do, and they have taken up the fight as part of their responsibilities. What more would you have them do? They cant drop a signed contract over this as MS wont have broken any laws until proven.

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Re: "Head on a pike"

thing is, individuala can file an ICO complaint. These are taken on a case by case basis. Just because the gov settles doesnt mean john smith is covered under that breach.

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Re: Even if data were stored in EU, MS would be still in breach of GDPR.

plus enterprise get a separate set of GPO settings that really limit telemetry (but still not disable) and common users are specifically told in the gpo that they cant disable. That should also be in breach.

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Re: "The Dutch authorities are working with the company to fix the situation"

we have started to move to libreoffice. Ironically its because we get a cheaper deal with office 365 outlook (i disable everything else on the tenant). so its 365 outlook and libreoffice.

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Re: What about Windows 10 that Office is sitting on?

fine them in holland. then get germany to fine them too. And france.

soon i suspect they will get the message.

Court doc typo 'reveals' Julian Assange may have been charged in US

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so its taken the US 8 years and a change of president to charge him in secret? It took weeks to tey to get snowden.

Now im no fan of the bloke and its never going to shut him up now that he was right all along.

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