* Posts by Mad Chaz

288 posts • joined 9 Dec 2009

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Bell Canada hacked: 2m account details swiped by mystery miscreants

Mad Chaz

Bell Canada, where incompetence is the path to promotion

I had the misfortune to work for a Bell subsidiary in the past. The culture is basically "blame the underlings for the fact bosses can't even handle basic math like 2+2=4"

Boss didn't order enough material to do the job? Fire the poor guy doing the work for not finishing on time.

So not very surprising the security there is closer to Swiss cheese than brick wall. But I'm sure the person who made the decisions that led to this will find some poor smock under him to take the blame.

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Reg now behind invisible HTML5 Bitcoin paywall

Mad Chaz
Trollface

6h20 am: get up before work and do a bit of el-reg reading. Wonder wtf my eyes aren't awake yet and the text keeps doing weird things. Click stupid link and realise what day it is. Well done El'reg, well done.

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BOFH: Don't back up in anger

Mad Chaz

Re: New technical terms.

Why not just use a flux capacitor and an old car?

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AWS's S3 outage was so bad Amazon couldn't get into its own dashboard to warn the world

Mad Chaz

The generation isn't as much the problem as the idiots who built those items to not work without internet connectivity.

Yea, my ISP went tits up so I can't bake a cake. WTF?

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WTF is your problem, Netgear? Another hijack hole found in its routers

Mad Chaz

Not for everyone

But personally, I use pfSense. In my case, inside a VM on the computer I use as my home server. But any old/small/underpowered computer with 2 NIC can run it really.

It's just not the kind of thing most people want to use.

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So you want to roll your own cloud

Mad Chaz

RDO and tripleO

Getting openstack setup is surprisingly easy now with the RDO project and the tripleO installer. If you have the hardware, using tripleO, you can have everything installed pretty much automatically, including a ceph storage cluster and everything else you need.

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Bank robber reveals identity – by using his debit card during crime

Mad Chaz

Re: Why don't I just mosey on down and rob the bank

This is in the US. Would not even be surprised if this was a good move for him, if he as health issues and no insurance. Inmates get taken care of better then the general population.

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UK prison reform report wants hard-coded no-fly zones in drones to keep them out of jail

Mad Chaz

Re: GPS

Are you sure it's a drone and not a cat?

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Mad Chaz
Black Helicopters

Re: Well,

"are the powers that be SO stupid!?!?!?"

Do you really need to ask?

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Donald Trump running insecure email servers

Mad Chaz

Re: Thar she blows!

You mean more embarasing then his public statements? That'll be hard to dig up!

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Openreach split could damage broadband investment, says BT's chief exec

Mad Chaz
Childcatcher

Re: Pensions ...

What? And take responsability for missmanaging the pension funds?

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Open-source storage that doesn't suck? Our man tries to break TrueNAS

Mad Chaz

CIFS vs SMB

Not a mistake, but an update in terminologie.

SMB isn't the term used in linux/bsd for the OLD samba protocol. It is now called CIFS as that version of it had MAJOR performance improvements over the old SMB system. SMB3 is used for the latest version (windows 10 and familly)

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Honeywell's UK staff mull strike action

Mad Chaz

Another good example of buisness avioding risk, this time shifting it to the employees. Why bother with properly managing the retirement fund when we can just have the employees get shafted if we did a poor job.

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Student software finds new Minor Planet found way out beyond Pluto

Mad Chaz

Re: Rupert?

Yes, with the Grebulons stuck on them.

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Internet of Things security? Start with who owns the data

Mad Chaz

Re: Simples

Would make sence, be relatively easy to police and would make corporation liable. It'll never become law.

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London-based Yahoo! hacker gets 11 years for SQLi mischief

Mad Chaz

''These acts cause financial and reputational damage to businesses and rob their clients of the security they expect and deserve online.­''

Damage that is deserved if they didn't take basic security measures to ensure the security they expect and deserve online.

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'Second Earth' exoplanet found right under our noses – just four light years away

Mad Chaz
Joke

Re: Solar Flares?

It depends how much curry Lister had.

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Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?

Mad Chaz

what if ...

What if I didn't wank milk in my tea? Can't exactly take it out. now can you?

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Alleged Aussie plum plucker pleads guilty to motel tissue swipe

Mad Chaz

only one thing to say

Ouch

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Keep up the pressure on the telcos, Canada

Mad Chaz

If I drive about 10 minutes from my house, I could get fiber connection for a stupid high price that more or less as to include TV and phone and a data cap. At my place, I can barely get DSL from the phone network.

I could get cable, but then I would again be paying almost as much for just the internet as if I took phone and TV as well and have to pay extra for unlimited download.

Now I get DSL from a third party and get no fine when I download too much, just my connection getting downgraded in speed. Still crap, but it's honestly the best deal I could get. And it's not like it's just 1 or 2 houses on the street. It's all tightly packed all the way from the city center to my home.

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FBI's iPhone paid-for hack should be barred, say ex-govt officials

Mad Chaz

Re: Good for both, Goose and Gander.....

except we all know it'll never be properly controlled or follow due process from past experience.

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You. Comcast, TWC, Charter, DirecTV, Dish. Get in here and explain yourselves – Congress

Mad Chaz

"The industry-funded American Cable Association reckons the FCC's stipulation that Charter expand into underserved areas will bring competition that will hurt ISPs already in those markets."

You know they are a proper monopoly when the "big guy association" is scared of competition. They know they got no little guy left to compete with so it's all money out of big guy pocket. (Yes, I used singular, not plural)

I agree they should cancel that provision ... along with the entire merger. I think it's time to consider breaking them up again, not letting them re-fuse.

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Swedish old timer pulls airsoft gun on broadband salesman

Mad Chaz
Childcatcher

isn't that a life sentence?

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Cities are investigating, workers are on strike, but it's not all good news for Verizon

Mad Chaz

Re: given this

No, that would go to the various levels of government.

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Must listen: We've found the real Bastard Operator From Hell

Mad Chaz
Trollface

You, sir, have my eternal admiration.

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Ten years in the clink, file-sharing monsters! (If UK govt gets its way)

Mad Chaz

Re: Actually, no

how easy people forget history ...

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123-reg still hasn't restored customers' websites after mass deletion VPS snafu

Mad Chaz

My understanding from a previous article is the problem was with a clean up script. The script deletes "no longer used" volumes. Only this time, the script didn't delete "no longer used", just a lot of volumes.

That is what is used as "hard disks" for virtual machines in a VPS environment. So basically, the clean up script went in and deleted user data for still active clients instead of just ones that aren't active anymore.

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Europe's digi-boss tells YouTube to cough up proper music royalties

Mad Chaz

Re: Let me translate this for you...

Same reason we pay it in Canada. So when the RIAA tries to sue half the population, a judge can say "you got your tax, go back to the US, you're drunk"

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Snafu! BT funnels all customers' sent email into one poor sod's inbox

Mad Chaz

Re: Once they've got this sorted out...

"One friend of mine who is trying to resolve this runs into blanket denials of responsibility from both ISPs."

I've had similar things happen before. Got tired of it at one point and FORCED a 3 way call between me and service reps from both ISP, then sat back with pop-corn as they argued with one another.

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US congresscritter's iPhone hacked (with, er, the cell networks' help)

Mad Chaz

Re: within the grasp of powerful crime gangs and government agents

Yea, not all powerful crime gangs are government. Some do independent work.

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Canny Canadian PM schools snarky hack on quantum computing

Mad Chaz

Re: He's technically wrong on everything but...

that's something we don't get here north of the wall, your obsession of science vs religion. If any of our politicians went public and boasted about his religion, he'd get told to go do something more useful.

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Britain is sending a huge nuclear waste shipment to America. Why?

Mad Chaz

Re: Odd Decision & Odd Timing

"The Canuks will end up building a wall to keep us all out."

Winter does that already for the nutters further south. From my experience, the cold apparently makes survival impossible for the more stupid breads of southerners.

But yea, actually building a giant wall of ice to keep you southerners out looks like a good idea if the hairy brain slug gets into office.

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US govt says it has cracked killer's iPhone, legs it from Apple fight

Mad Chaz

Re: Do as we ask...

"It as been centuries since the last 'perfectly secure' device *actually* existed."

There, corrected that for you.

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Dodgy software will bork America's F-35 fighters until at least 2019

Mad Chaz
Mushroom

Re: Can someone please...

"..tell me again why Australia is still funding this crashing disaster?"

FTFY

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Former US anti-terror chief tears into FBI over iPhone unlocking case

Mad Chaz

Re: Barack Hussein Obama the Al Qaeda cell...

amanfrommars?

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Why should you care about Google's AI winning a board game?

Mad Chaz

Re: Bollocks

"computers are and always will be astonishingly, mind-fuckingly, stupid"

So about on par with current politicians?

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BOFH: This laptop has ceased to be. And it's pub o'clock soon

Mad Chaz

Re: This BOFH article crashes the Register's Windows 10 app

You should do an article on how everyone is leaving the windows store

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Science contest to get girls interested in STEM awards first prize to ... a boy

Mad Chaz

OR, as they said in the article, someone figured gender EQUALITY was important and that refusing boys entries was about as sexist as a male only competition.

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FBI iPhone unlock order reaction: Trump, Rubio say no to Apple. EFF and Twitter say yes

Mad Chaz

Who do they think they are?

Surprising how the people who say that sentence are usually the ones who are full of themselves.

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Want to know what makes Cisco's small cells tick? Just download their firmware!

Mad Chaz

tftfy

< the devices' firmware "as" be copied by an outsider>

And if not, at the speed providers and large corporations install patches on all the different pieces of kit, you can bet it will have by the time I'm done posting this comment.

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SCO slapped in latest round of eternal 'Who owns UNIX?' lawsuit

Mad Chaz

Re: Goddam

I think "too much" should be about right.

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Did North Korea really just detonate a hydrogen bomb? Probably not

Mad Chaz

Re: The UN SC should task China with removing the North Korea's monarchy

I don't know. If I was china, I could see a point keeping NK. They'll make a very good scapegoat when China needs someone to start trouble so they can expand.

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Mad Chaz

Actual Hydrogen bomb, instead of a nuclear device

Maybe they just filled up some large container with liquefied hydrogen then chucked it in spark pit?

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Happy new year, VW: Uncle Sam sues over engine cheatware

Mad Chaz

Re: Grandstanding

Or maybe they are just saying "follow the law or else". As this applies to a large corporation, this is not usual for the US, but still to be commended.

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Researcher criticises 'weak' crypto in Internet of Things alarm system

Mad Chaz

Re: Huh? ...not all criminals are clueless.

Or alarm system salesmen.

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Mad Chaz

Checklist

1: Find an open/wep secured wifi and get connected.

2: Scan the network for such a device. Record cleartext password at any time the application gets connected. Probably every 5 minutes while it checks status.

3: Turn it off, rob the place, turn it back on.

4: Profit

Yea, I'm sure that could never happen ....

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Voting machine memory stick drama in Georgia sparks scandal, probe

Mad Chaz
Facepalm

Re: Transparency

You mean actually do work? Isn't the idea of computers that it's all magical and makes it easy? That's what the supplier said!

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Brussels flings out Safe Harbour guidelines, demands 'safer' new framework ASAP

Mad Chaz
Facepalm

Re: tissue papering over the cracks

"But it's not in another country, it's in the "cloud" and everyone knows that's just "on the internet" isn't it?"

So many clueless people, so little time ...

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'Death star' reaches out invisible hand, rips planet apart

Mad Chaz

Re: Did the "B-Ark" get it right?

Maybe we're in the presence of one of the great Arkleseizure's boogers.

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AT&T, Verizon probed: 'No escape from biz broadband packages'

Mad Chaz
Facepalm

Re: For the love of all that is holy THERE'S A BRIDGE FIRE!?

His clients certainly would

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