* Posts by Anonymous South African Coward

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IBM broke its cloud by letting three domain names expire

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Outsourcing hard at work :)

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Your data will get hacked anyway so you might as well give up protecting it

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Classic.

Freezing your own head. Reminds me of the sanatorium in Zork Nemesis.

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Boss visited the night shift and found a car in the data centre

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Re: "Have you ever stumbled upon something that just doesn't belong in the data centre?"

Water, water, lots of water and live electricity.

FWIW no electrical shocks, but the water got warmer the nearer I went to the live plug (had no wellies and we need to down the servers and UPS'es).

Suffice to say I skedaddled out of there ASAP. Sparky need to look at the earth leakage setup.

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Re: "Have you ever stumbled upon something that just doesn't belong in the data centre?"

Simon? Is that you?

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Red (Planet) alert: Future astro-heroes face shocking adventures on Martian moon Phobos

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DOOM

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Samsung to let proper Linux distros run on Galaxy smartmobes

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Re: Nothing new..

Agreed.

If you can run a full Linux/BSD/Windows distro on your cellphone, and just need to dock it to a screen+mouse+keyboard then you'll have a winner.

The problem is with the docking system. Proprietary stuff does not work wonders.

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Hoo boy, another attempt to make a PC out of a cellphone?

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Microsoft Azure ████ secret ██ █████ ██ US govt's ███ ███ centers

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How long till we hear of the first data breach/slurp/theft then?

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Verizon coughs up $18m after crooked contractor overcharged NY schools

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There will always be a way to skim money off...

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The Google Home Mini: Great, right up until you want to smash it in fury

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Can't the trigger phrase "Ok Google" be replaced with "Hey Cortana" or "Dear Siri" or whatever you want to use?

More IoT tat. Meh.

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Release the KRACKen patches: The good, the bad, and the ugly on this WPA2 Wi-Fi drama

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/goes off to check Ubiquiti Unifi updates

There is a good reason why wifi need to be on its own VLAN or physically separated from the main network... and this is one of them.

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Aviation industry hits turbulence as Airbus buys into Bombardier’s new jetplanes

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"Sardine class" = meh

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An oil industry hacker facing jail, a $20m damages bill, and claims of counter-hacking

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So.

The golden rule is - if it is not your "purdy compootah" then don't try to haxx0r it. Or blag data by any means whatsoever.

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Storms blow away 2017 Solar Challenge field

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Now *that* is a contradiction worth noting :)

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Re: Parsing fail

Had to re-read it three times until I understood what they're trying to say.

Maybe they're doing a Dabbsy on us?

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Drone smacks commercial passenger plane in Canada

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Re: Libertarians have created a real nightmare future

The worst scenario will be when the engine of a plane which's powering the hydraulics etc is targeted on take-off...

Not sure if the manufacturers have added in redundancy to avoid a repeat scenario of American Airlines Flight 191.

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Re: How is it different

From Wikipedia : "On January 31, the plane was moved to Kearny, New Jersey. The bird remains were later identified by DNA testing to be Canada geese, which typically weigh more than engines are designed to withstand ingesting."

Design a high-speed macerator which sits in front of the engine and macerates any foreign object to a fine enough composition to allow the debris to pass through the turbine without damage to the turbine?

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Android ransomware DoubleLocker encrypts data and changes PINs

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I have to assume that files on your SD card also get encrypted?

What about dropbox or google drive (or any cloudy file storage for that matter)?

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I see what you did there....

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Software update turned my display and mouse upside-down, says user

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Re: Now it can be told...

In the good old days of winnt 4 and win95 I teardropped somebody's PC, it did the right thing and BSOD'd itself - and then the HDD died.

Did the thing with the desktop screenshot as well, head tech took a while to twig on just what's so weird :)

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Simon palmed one such user off, first to his PFY, then to his Boss....

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It's Patch Blues-day: Bad October Windows updates trigger BSODs

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Re: BSOD

These two updates are Win10 and Server2016 specific.

At least Win7, Win8, and 8.1 will be free from this issue. Maybe a downgrade (or should I say upgrade) is in order for most people?

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ach <censored> Microsoft, ye are a bunch o' <censored>

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BOFH: Oh dear. Did someone get lost on the Audit Trail?

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Pint

Qualitay!

Made my day!

cheers to beers!

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Do you Word2Vec? Google's neural-network bookworm

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Very interesting read. And fascinating too.

And no, I'm not Spock. :)

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Outlook, Office 2007 slowly taken behind the shed, shots heard

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Office2003 was the best. None of that fancy-pansy ribbon shmot stuff.

I hate the ribbon with a passion. Most useless piece of twaddle ever programmed.

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Is that a bulge in your pocket or... do you have an iPhone 8+? Apple's batteries look swell

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Re: Fire in the Hole

The back orifice?

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Puffed up with pride?

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Frustrated Britons struggle to locate their packages: Royal Mail tracker smacked

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Re: Reasons

Most probably it involved decluttering the server room...

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Obligatory commitstrip

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Video games used to be an escape. Now not even they are safe from ads

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I may be wrong. but the first game to had an advertisement was Arctic Computing's Inca Curse.

I AM IN THE TEMPLE

EXITS ARE NORTH

I CAN ALSO SEE :

A ROCK

A DOOR WITH A LARGE LOCK

A WINDOW

TELL ME WHAT TO DO

LOOK WINDOW

I SEE AN ADVERT SAYING:

FOR HIGH QUALITY SOFTWARE FOR

THE ZX80 AND ZX81

INCLUDING ADVENTURES, CHESS AND

MANY MORE YOU SHOULD GO TO

ACTIC COMPUTING

396 JAMES RECKITT AVENUE

HULL HU8 0JA

TELL ME WHAT TO DO

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German Firefox users to test recommendation engine 'a bit like thought-reading'

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Is this Phorm under a different name?

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What shocked Verizon more: The Yahoo! mega-hack or that it runs AIM (for not much longer)?

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IRC FTW

Had used ICQ back in the day, left it for good.

As for Skype *gibber* it is on its way out as well.

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Support team discovers 'official' vendor paper doesn't rob you blind

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Re: Million to one chances occur nine times out of ten*

Customer called me to site once. Their cd-rom drive did not want to eject the CD that was inside.

Upon powering the PC down and using the emergency eject feature with Binky the grumpy papperclip, it soon became apparent why - thr CD-Rom was upside down...

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Toshiba, you can't have 14TB served on a platter. It'll take eight, at least

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What happens when the helium inside an enclosure leaks out?

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HPE server firmware update permanently bricks network adapters

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*shakes head*

outsourcing hard at work again? or loss of common sense?

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FreeBSD gains eMMC support so … errr … watch out, Android

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FreeBSD on a Huawei/Xiaomi coming soon?

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Azure fell over for 7 hours in Europe because someone accidentally set off the fire extinguishers

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Re: The insane thing about it is...

Well said.

I was an Exchange 2003 admin once, and spam just got a real PITA. Fortunately (or unfortunately?) the system b0rked itself after a power outage, and the company decided to outsource the email to an hosted Exchange.

Benefits

- somebody else's problem with dealing with spamz0rz and haxx0rz

- somebody else's problem dealing with the DataStore on Exchange

- somebody else's problem dealing with backups

Drawbacks

- adding users may take a bit longer

- some issues take longer to address

But in general it is a great deal better as I don't have to waste my time dealing with Exchange and its quirks anymore, and can focus more on other matters.

FWIW Exchange is a good product, and is reliable when set up properly. It went downhill with Exchange 2010 and higher, which is a pity.

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Dnsmasq and the seven flaws: Patch these nasty remote-control holes

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Remember, ne'er-do-wells think outside the box.

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Commodore 64 makes a half-sized comeback

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Any new reboots need to have VGA or HDMI output as I don't want to scrounge around for old, working tellies... or monitors with the required hardware.

As flat panel VGA/HDMI is in abundant supply, it just makes more sense anyway.

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HPE coughed up source code for Pentagon's IT defenses to ... Russia

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funny world this

trump getting trumped by putin puttin' up the stakes?

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China cools on Apple's high-priced iBling

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Had a Huawei Mediapad T1-701u as primary device. Nice little device.

However...

After getting a Xiaomi Redmi 4A I was glad for a smaller phone as biggenphones always have a problem wrt storage, whether it be in your pocket or wherever.

And yet a Samsung S4 mini trumps both devices wrt single-hand use.

So big is not always better.

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Guntree v Gumtree: Nominet orders gun ads site must lose domain

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"geweerboom" would've been a safer bet.....

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WTH is my domain? OpenSRS and Hover DOWN and OUT

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Network appy plugging in the wrong CAT5 cable into the wrong core router/switch after a hard day's night upgrading some servers?

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Apple Mac fans told: Something smells EFI in your firmware

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Hackers and other ne'er-do-wells surely is spoilt rotten nowadays - they got a lot of targets to pick and choose from.

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Amadeus booking software outages smack airports across world

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Re: Rock Me, Amadeus.

We will rock you...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tJYN-eG1zk

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Onto #11 : The network appy had a shufty at the master console, and managed to b0rk something, mistakenly thinking he was logged onto the training console...

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Internet-wide security update put on hold over fears 60 million people would be kicked offline

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It wibbles, it wobbles... and it is the Wibbly Wobbly Web!!!

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Microsoft gives all staff a marked-up 'Employee Edition' of Satya Nadella's new book

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Azure logo

That looks like a tent...

...now we all can wait for the Big Bad Wolf, to come and huff and puff, and blow it down.

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