* Posts by Lost all faith...

4629 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Fancy fixing your own mobile devices? Just take the display off carefu...CRUNCH !£$%!

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Re: Professionals

I'm in two minds.....

On one hand laptop prices are quite high, so fits the criteria of needing huge amount of cash to compete.

But on the other had, we dump our obsolete kit on same poor people, so they will be quite good it.

I'll have a think about it later, got to get down the Yacht club to meet the old boys before a spot of dressage tomorrow.

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Ubuntu 'weaponised' to cure NHS of its addiction to Microsoft Windows

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You can have all the open source desktops in the world...

...but if the back end is propriety back end that only runs on windows, then you suddenly hit brick walls.

They need to ensure the back end adheres to open standards first, then move the back end.

That way you can use Windows, Linux, MacOS, BSD or whatever you want.

Get the back end sorted and the rest will follow.

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Spies do spying, part 97: The CIA has a tool to track targets via Wi-Fi

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Meh

Oh no!

The CIA can track you almost as well as Google and Microsoft !

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Re: History disagrees.

Hmm, could be used for Spear phising.

Dr Mr CEO,

re your recent stay at The Fancy Pants Hotel. There has been an issue with the card payment, please send us the long number......

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UK.gov leaves data dashboard users' details on publicly accessible site

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"the home screen says it's in still in beta! After more than two years! "

Thanks, so we know it's run by Google then.

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Re: Another reason for a password manager

Until the password manager is compromised of course.

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NHS WannaCrypt postmortem: Outbreak blamed on lack of accountability

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Re: Outbreak blamed on ....Windows.

"What's the IT department's role there if it isn't to maintain the IT facilities that users need for their work*?"

We advised they should follow our processes for raising the requests, wait for resources and adhere to the correct regime, including change requests, patch management and business ownership.

They wanted it now! So went off with a 3rd party, with the blessing of a senior director (lets not even go there) and set it up out of our control.

Therefore IT refused to take any responsibility for a system we had nothing to do with.

They still have the option to bring it in house, but that would stop them being able to do what they want, when they want.

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Re: "Windows XP used on 4.7% of systems"

Putting XP on a powerful PC does not make it a server.

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Re: But they had Sophos

And then you uninstall McAfee and deal with blue screens from hell.

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Catch 22.......when the estate gets so sprawling, the software so so diverse, it becomes almost impossible* to have a staging server for everything.

*impossible with reasonable costs.

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Outbreak blamed on ....Windows.

We have 3000 Windows pc's.

Not a single one affected.

One of our Linux servers went flat on it's arse the other day.....because Marketing didn't bother to patch Wordpress (they insist on using it, so they deal with it)

So your point is?

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You have have a million Cyber (euughh) security professionals...

..but if the software is out of date, unpatched, unsupported and the users happily click everything you send them, it will make fuck all difference.

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Re: Chartered Institute For IT?

And registered professionals means ones who are our members.

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London suffers from 'sub-standard' connectivity - report

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Dial up, you lucky, lucky bastard.

I only get semaphore!

Total lie, I can get 80mbs up/down on 4g and I choose to ONLY have 50mbs broadband, but can get 80. Helps living 1 minute walk from the main exchange.

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Logical the likes of York will be better

You don't have to try and ram some fibre in some overfilled duct, avoiding the other 50 utility companies also digging up the road, to feed a building with 5000 occupants where the landlord is somewhere in Saudi Arabia. The same goes for 4g, you have these things called buildings getting in the way.

In York you can probably fibre up a street in a day and whack up a mast and you cover a 10th of the city.

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US army spin-off GPU database bags $50m Series A funding

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Ohhh can't trust them...

...military ties and all that.

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French general accused of nicking fast jet for weekend trips to the Sun

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Just a thought....

..but I presume he was going from military base to another, so I presume you don't pay landing fees.

And lets face it, it's cheaper than travelling by train in the UK.

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UK regulator probes PwC over BT's Italian accountancy scandal

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Joke

PwC and dodgy accounting probes....

...nope new one on me.

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Don't panic, but Linux's Systemd can be pwned via an evil DNS query

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Re: Only 14 responses (at time of writing)

Yes but their advise has been

"It may have an email address that doesn't match the company and from someone you don't know....."

then 5 lines down

"It may seem to come from a colleague with their email address"

Brilliant.

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Re: Only 14 responses (at time of writing)

we're to busy listening to dickhead "technical" managers running around like headless chickens over the rather minor (for those outside of Eatern Europe" NotPetya outbreak.

Our's seem have come across phishing attacks for the first time and they are ALL NottPetya apparently. Total incompetent fuckwits.

I looked at the attack vectors and went Meh.

God I hate this job (ok more like hate the people I work under).

Shame it pays so well.

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Kaspersky Lab US staff grilled by Feds in nighttime swoop

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Wait until tomorrow.

It will come.

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NATO: 'Cyber' is a military domain

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Unhappy

This is getting more relevant by the day...

https://youtu.be/xGMWZJlA0QA

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Murderous Uber driver 'attacked passenger and the app biz did nothing. Then he raped me'

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Apart from the previous conviction for attempted murder, the previous victim filling an assault case with the Police AND telling Uber, you're spot on.

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Blunder down under: self-driving Aussie cars still being thwarted by kangaroos

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Re: Wrong Predators

"The first humans in Australia were the Aborigines."

Wooossshhh. They goes the joke wizzing over your head.

You must a from the USofA, sarcasm is never your strong point.

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Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty trashing PCs worldwide

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Stop

Re: Since midday it is no longer possible for the blackmailers to access the email account"

Then if someone comes in from a hidden location, rips all the emails out and then kerching!

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Re: Cyber sex in action

is that because the are hiding file extensions (default)?

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Re: Bring Back

I feel sorry for the help desk.

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Re: Backups

For this sort of fast acting malware backups are great, but there are plenty out there that silently do their work for weeks before activating, in which case you are screwed.

But yes, backup 99% of the time will bail you out.

Getting the company to agree to buy a few petabytes of storage, now that's a different matter.

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Mozilla dev and Curl inventor Daniel Stenberg denied travel to USA

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Re: ESTA...PITA

Because they want to know if you are related to the Prophet Mohammed. If you or your parents have this as your surname then clearly you are related and a threat.

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Facebook's whitebox-all-the-network-things TIP project flexes tentacles

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A nice idea....

...but I can see a shit load of patent lawsuits being chucked around.

Can't see the likes of Cisco,Nokia. Erricson, Extreme (who are buying Avaya's networking biz, who in turn bought the almighty Nortel portfolio) and Huaweii going down quietly.

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Huge ransomware outbreak spreads in Ukraine and beyond

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Re: Please disconnect your Windows PC from the network

And the rest of the word can carry on visiting Linux servers running insecure PHP and WordPress plugins.

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WTF?

Re: dailymail..

You're using the Daily Wail as a reference? really?

No doubt it was due to immigrants wearing above the knee skirts to school, while suffering the hell that are bi-weekly bin collections.

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Re: That's it

"I'm just like any other clueless dingbat when it comes to securing the company laptop that I have no rights over :)"

As it spreads via admin credentials, sounds like your IT department know EXACTLY what they are doing and a re following best practice.

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Microsoft brings caregiver leave home to US, plans to finish global rollout soon

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Go

Say what you may about Microsoft...

...but at least on this front it seems to give a shit about it's employees.

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HMS Windows XP: Britain's newest warship running Swiss Cheese OS

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And...

..if it was Linux, it would most likely be also a 15 year old version.

What? You've just spent a few billion on a warship, go into battle only to find that that that patch from 6 months ago has rendered the entire firing system useless?

Can you imagine patching this kit then having to test every single bit over and over. It's not like they have a test warship lying around and can throw a few fighters* in the air and hope the landing systems work OK.

*yes, yes, I know.

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Sony open-sources NNabla neural network learnings

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Re: Eh?

No.

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WTF?

Eh?

dubbed "Neural Network Libraries," or NNabla for short.

How do you get NNabla from Neural Network Libraries? It's certainly not a shortened version, unless you count jumbling all the letters up, picking a few at random then throwing them down into some sort of barely pronounceable name.

It's either called NNabla or it's not.

I guess they are hoping to branch out into car manufacturing soon.

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Working in maintenance? Stop reading, we need you in the server room

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You missed the 3rd option.

Do no maintenance.

Scream, shout and tantrum when it fails

Cobble together some old shit and get it just about functioning again....rinse and repeat.

Guess what I've been doing for 2 weeks now.....

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UK's Ministry of Fun considers what to tell social media firms about online bullying

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Mushroom

NI

OK lets try a real world scenario.

The Orange order are organising a march through a catholic area via Facebook, promoting their "traditional values". The Catholics see this as an act of intimidation and bullying.

Ms May. How do you stand on this with your newly bribed supporters?

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Google hit with record antitrust fine of €2.4bn by Europe

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Re: Next up -Microsoft...

"Microsoft are constantly trying to force me to use Edge and Bing, just because I use Windows."

Odd, my default is Firefox and I also have SRWare Iron running. My home pages are Startpage on all my browsers.

So how exactly are they forcing you to use it?

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If you search for our village, you quite rightly get the most popular searches, but wait whats that?

A huge big section on the right hand side, showing Google maps, the Google reviews and Google+ profile? So that's the 3 very old reviews, despite masses more up to date ones ones on Trip Advisor, the Google+ profile that until recently had 1 single post, yet ignores the very active Facebook profiles...

Hmmmm

Yes we can rig the result by stuffing the Google+ and Reviews with posts, but it's hardly the point.

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Re: The aftermath will be interesting

Thank goodness we're leaving them. We can't have our tax dodging, monopoly abusing friends treated like this.

Feel free to expand further in the UK, in fact why not just buy Shitditch? We'll refund any money you spend and lets forget any of this nastiness and silly little things like taxes.

Yours

The UK.

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Researchers blind autonomous cars by tricking LIDAR

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One day the goverment will update this crap

"As per the data from UK Department for Transport, 55m is the braking distance for a car driving at 60mph."

This was relevant when we were driving Austin Allegros and Morris Minors, it's like those 50 MPH bends on motorways*. It's time they were updated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWmEbbPlQ_c

* I exclude many US cars as they still use 1940's suspension, drive trains and weigh about 15 tonnes.

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India's Martian MOM clocks up 1,000 days circling the red planet

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Re: India has a space program...

"It does???? Are you sure?"

Well apart from a large investment in ESA, you may want to read this:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/engineering/11734494/UK-space-industry-punching-above-its-weight-in-the-global-market.html

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European Commission chucks cash at UR – the universal language of mind your own biz

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He's missing the point.

"There is nothing they describe that can't be achieved using existing browsers with plugins and a good VPN," Honan told El Reg"

All of which require you to go off, research and then install the appropriate plugins (many of which won't work soon) and software.

The idea is the simplicity, not the feature set.

Yes they do need more scrutiny, but he is missing the point.

BTW Startpage do a lot of this.

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Concorde without the cacophony: NASA thinks it's cracked quiet supersonic flight

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WTF?

Let's just hope....

...you never have to land that by eyes only.

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Braking news: AA password reset email cockup crashes servers

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Megaphone

That reminds me, must complain the ASA.

I've a feeling that is a bullshit advert, that should read:

We fix in 30 minutes AFTER we arrive, which could be a few hours.

PS top tip. LIE to the bastards, otherwise be prepared to wait a long, long time.

Tell them you are blocking a lane / junction / island and you've already nearly had a few cars hit you. Sound hysterical for extra effect.

When they arrive, just tell them some kind people helped you move it..

Alternatively don't touch them with a barge pole.

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Cisco and McAfee decide users just can't be trusted not to click on dodgy attachments

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Re: Will that be the same McAfee that lets most new malware infect your PC...

It's OK, because Cisco make rock solid equipment that never leave bloody great holes in your network.

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Games rights-holders tell ZX Spectrum reboot firm: Pay or we pull titles

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Re: What a complete cockup this Vega thing is!

"All we need now is a bluetooth joystick adapter that you can plug in your old 9-pin joysticks & joypad"

I'm starting a crowdfunding page.

I'll make a crap promo video, a Photoshop mock up, a Bluetooth module with a 9-pin socket glued to the side. You guys just need to give me £100,000.

In return I promise to deliver nothing but empty promises and missed deadlines. Eventually I will be claiming technical difficulties in production and will be running off with your money.

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