* Posts by Lost all faith...

4967 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

World's first dedicated computer centre declared 'irreplaceable' by Historic England

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So....

..Bletchley and TNMOC are friends again?

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Oath-my-God: THREE! BILLION! Yahoo! accounts! hacked! in! 2013! – not! 'just!' 1bn!

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Re: How did they get to 3 billion accounts?

2.75 billion were spammers.

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What is the probability of being drunk at work and also being tested? Let's find out! Correctly

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Pint

Course I'm drunk at work....

..how the hell else do I suffer this existence.

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Microsoft may have its groove back but it's binned 'Groove'

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To be fair, all Browser nag you their is the best and you should set it as default.

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Consumer is in it's last throws.

...only the blinded fanboys (yes MS has plenty) think otherwise.

MS have no interest in Pay Once, Play Forever.

Year on year pay us and pay, pay, pay again and only on business orientated software.

No matter how much you bitch, they have no interest in people that bout Office 2003 and MIGHT upgrade to 2020.

They have no interest in small / no margin consumer.

The have no interest in competing with Google / Apple, except for enterprise (Office / Cloud)

My guess for the spying was not to see what you were doing, it was to see what you were NOT doing. You have an old version of office. We have 99% of people that have only opened Groove once, they never use a Winphone, they don't use Edge as their [primary browser.

Kill them all, either by instant death, or a slow lingering abandonware.

MS = Enterprise

Apple = Prosumer / Consumer

Google = Consumer....and everything MS does that they want to crush.

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US yanks staff from Cuban embassy over sonic death ray fears

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Canada

When I was last there a decade a go, many of the tourists were Canadian (it's similar to a Mediterranean holiday for us).

A huge amount of goods come via Canada

They are quite liked by the Cubans.

So it's more likely collateral damage...or the Rum and Cokes, where the rum is 90% of the drink.

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"It's probably just the dumb-rays being deployed the world over by Justified Ancients,.... "

Are those the Mu Mu ones?

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Tarmac for America's self-driving car future is being laid right now

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A real scenario I'd like to see in action

Us country bumpkins (i.e. anyone outside a city), have these things called single track lanes.

They have a 60 mph speed limit (yes humans also think it's a target, not a limit)

They have bugger all phone signal

They often have high sides / overhanging trees / big hedges

They have passing places, usually consisting of one or both of you reversing 50 metres or shoving your vehicle up an embankment, into a ditch or hedge. Non of these are marked on any map.

They very often have blind bends or bumps.

Discuss.

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Re: Crybabies

They also flog the data, or is it just coincidence I get two calls about my accident the next day, knowing my surname?

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Telco forgot to renew its web domain, broke deaf folks' video calls – now gets a $3m paddlin'

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what happens when you want to migrate to a new system?

Oooo the number of devs I could slap here that have hard coded ip addresses .

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Hi Bob, you accidentally ticked the AC box.

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Re: Raking it in?

No they have the FCC

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Ofcom head Sharon White slams 5G hold-up in spectrum auction

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"accusing them of derailing Britain’s “golden opportunity” to take a lead in 5G"

and putting a dampener on our Christmas party. Where we going to get the cash from now?

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BYOD might be a hipster honeypot but it's rarely worth the extra hassle

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Re: Millennials

Why is he being unreasonable.

If it's an approved list and the department "paying" for it is happy for that then what is the issue?

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Re: BYOD is mostly a load of old bollocks

but if they have access to emails, unless you can remove all emails and access upon them leaving, you a have all sorts of issues.

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Re: Why stop there?

A/C, can I have my pen back you nicked off me...I know it's you.

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Re: No hassle here.

Ah University, where people learn what it is like to get your laptop screwed over by malware 30 seconds after being connected.

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And that's why ladies and gentlemen....

...us veterans of IT refuse to listen to bullshit bingo.

Next year, why cloud is not better than on prem ...when you suddenly find the latest version of locked in Office no longer talks to the latest version of your payroll system; and your sales system has broken a key feature of your sales teams functionality, because "only a small number of people were using this feature, we discontinued it and replaced with super-duper confusing, over spec'd, Chrome only release (also to be ceased in 2 years time)"

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There's a way to dodge Fasthosts' up-to-160% domain renewal hike but you're not gonna like it

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Re: LNC.com

Cross charge marketing and let them deal with it...

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We went to Nadella's launch of Hit Refresh so you didn't have to

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Book title....

"How to ignore the Consumer; gouge the Enterprise and catch Google on data harvesting"

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Apple Mac fans told: Something smells EFI in your firmware

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That's the cunning plan. Give them so many targets they get confused and give up.

Why else is IoT security so bad?

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Ex-sperm-inate! Sam the sex-droid 'heavily soiled' in randy nerd rampage

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Re: Gimmi!

@stoneshop....

hear that whooshing sound above your head?

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Dyson to build electric car that doesn't suck

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Re: Solve this at the source

@MrXavia

"If you want something half decent, then you spend £300+ a day, add in the hastle of going to fetch it...."

What the bloody hell are you hiring?

You can hire a Porsche for less than that.

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Re: Solve this at the source

"My gasoline car can go 400+ miles on a "charge" and takes about 5 minutes to fill up. "

And you've probably just described about 1% of journeys.

For cities, where the biggest pollution occurs, it's a completely different scenario. Most are likely to be under 20 miles.

Now getting the electric into the car can be a whole other issue.

And I'd hardly call a Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe, Volkswagen e-Up a rich persons toy. More expensive yes, but still cheaper than your average rep mobile.

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Patch alert! Easy-to-exploit flaw in Linux kernel rated 'high risk'

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Please...

...the next time a Linux fanboy pops up and moans that Windows need a reboot after patching, can we smack this article around their head.

Yes it may need it more (often it doesn't these days), but some fanboys insist Linux NEVER needs to be.

No one on here of course.

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Power meltdown 'fries' SourceForge, knocks site's servers titsup

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Re: Data Center?

I don't know, they may prefer uptime (even with this outage) over price.

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Ah the classic

" We have the hardware on hand and are at the final stages of negotiations with the new provider." "

What do you mean it costs double to have a fully redundant site? It's not like it's ever going to be used.

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3D selfies? What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Above the belt?

Genuine question, not a dig at Mage

How long does your method take?

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The UK isn't ditching Boeing defence kit any time soon

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I think he's on about Boeing VS Bombardier

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Essentially invisible: Android big-daddy Andy Rubin's hypetastic mobe 'flops in first month'

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Lets not forget World Series Baseball

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'Alexa, play Charlie Bit My Finger.' I can't do that, Dave. No, really

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Re: Deja vu...

I think you missed their point.

If if the uploaded creators cannot have people subscribe, then ad revenue cannot be generated.

Now I'm not on about Googles revenue, because I can't be arsed igf they don't get it, but the content creators share.

Most people get little to bugger all, but many make a huge amount of money (think hundreds of thousands if not millions per year).

The crap channels my kids watch, some of them easily hit 30 million views per "show", sometimes pushing 60 million. That is a LOT of ad revenue for the creators (also explains why their parents have such nice houses).

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Alleged dark web drug baron cuffed – after he flew to US for World Beard Championships

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Re: USA has one highest incarceration rates in the world

It's easily solved.

MORE GUNS!

Love, the NRA

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$500,000 of Bitcoins

All else fails they are likely to get him on this one.

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/195/kw/Amount%20of%20money%20allowed

It's how flexible this is regard Bitcoin.

What constitutes as "Negotiable Monetary Instruments" for currency reporting requirements?

"Coin or currency from the U.S. and/or other countries, including gold coins"

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Watch out, you're going to get a lot of down votes from people with sleeve tatoos and ripped jeans (again). Or is the retro vinyl shop open now, where they will be paying £30 for a piece of reproduction audio equipment that you can get the original for 50p from a car boot sale.

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Mac High Sierra hijinks continue: Nasty apps can pull your passwords

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Re: High Sierra CD-ROM

I knew I'd heard it before.

Ahh brings back memories of the good old Rainbow Book standards.

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Microsoft downplays alarm over Windows Defender 'flaw'

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Meh

Security Researchers

There are some very good ones, then some just seem to be little more than click bait generators.

If you do this and this, then this, ignore this, grant admin to this, ignore 10 warnings, and do this, sit at the pc and this, then this, be a domain admin and then click and ignore this, then you can "Wow Hack the PC!"

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Nokia updates classic comeback mobe 3310

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6310i certainly had WAP. I think that's what the "i" indicated.

I could be wrong, but can't be arsed to look it up.

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Dot-Amazon spat latest: Brazil tells ICANN to go fsck itself, only 'govts control the internet'

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Re: The whole thing's stupid

"Since it was all US Money that paid the development and deployment costs for what developed into the "World Wide Web" it's only natural that US Companies staked out the choicest territory."

That's odd, thought a British guy invented "The World Wide Web", the yanks invented the internet. They are not the same thing.

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Limp Weiner to get 21 months in the hole

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Re: He gets less than 2 years, while that kid that sent pics of himself gets 10

Saw the block of text, saw the uppercase lettering and instantly knew who posted it.

I'm starting to think Bob IS AManFromMars (notice how posts from one keyboard mashing entity grew in usage as the other fell?).

Either that or it's a clever way of beating captchas

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UK third worst in Europe for fibre-to-the-premises – report

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Re: Judging from the steam...

She's drinking tea, but would prefer coffee. Java is a type of coffee and Javascript is often confused with Java. Javascript is the best way of consuming your internet bandwidth, so therefore you need a faster connection to send your entire browsing history to the advertising agency.

Therefore Tea needs Faster Internet.

Simple.

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Brit broke anti-terror law by refusing to cough up passwords to cops

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Re: Defeating Draconian laws

This is an older one, but there are others:

https://hal.inria.fr/hal-01056376/document

also this has some brief summary:

http://www.forensicswiki.org/wiki/TrueCrypt#Hidden_volumes

The general idea is pattern matching and looking for anomalies in the storage. One way of reducing this apparently is to make sure you use the hidden partition as much as the normal partition as it creates more noise.

Unfortunately the guy who I worked with who could it explain it much better left for a much better paid job!

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Re: Send him back where he comes from...

you cruel bastard!

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Mushroom

or

"SetTimeToLaunchTo1800Minutes!"

See....secure password.

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Re: Defeating Draconian laws

It's been proven that hidden volumes are detectable and "fairly" easy to find to those that know what they are looking for. Maybe not for your average grunt, but serious agencies can find them.

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Re: As an interesting aside ..

Sorry missed the bit where he didn't say it was encrypted.

And no, you don't need written permission either.

Apart from those points, your comments stand.

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Bing fling sting: Apple dumps Microsoft search engine for Google

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Re: Microsoft, meanwhile, it putting on a brave face.

"we'd no idea how to make Bing work, that its search results were essentially random like Yahoo"

That would be the Yahoo that uses Bing then?

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Re: Bing

They have Chrome as their homepage?

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Splunk goes native with machine learning, aims to speed up monitoring

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Go

Lovely....

Now glad I been on hold with manglement to get the full version, more shiney for me.

Love Splunk, even the free version has saved me hours, if not days of pain.

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Docs ran a simulation of what would happen if really nasty malware hit a city's hospitals. RIP :(

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Re: WannaCry and NHS

and the all that IoT kit and they never get compromised.

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Researchers promise demo of 'God-mode' pwnage of Intel mobos

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Re: Attacker could login with an empty password field

nope, even they wouldn't make it that bloody obvious and easy.

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