* Posts by Anonymous South African Coward

1896 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010

Guess who's still most moaned about UK ISP... Rhymes with BorkBork

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Re: Huh?

As in "Hoi sveethot, ve gun tok. Ist gut."*

*Thanks to the Jägerkin in Girl Genius

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"We always strive to provide the best possible experience and are disappointed by these results,"

Newspeak for "we will actually make the customer experience worse than it is now"...

Elon Musk's latest Tesla Model 3 delivery promise: 6,000... a week

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Having an electric car is fine and dandy al that, but they don't tell you about the costs of replacing the batteries.

If one gives you cheese, you have to replace all of them, and usually end up with a more expensive car than a fossil-fuel based one....

Gang way! Compsci geeks coming through! AI engine can finger fakes on social networks

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Joke

Have they used it on El Reg's commentards yet?

Facebook faces foe formation in facial fingering fight

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"Faecebook", arsebook, faceboob, boobface....

How many more names are there for it?

Cambridge Analytica's ex-CEO decides not to front UK Parliamentary Committee again

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Interestingly as somebody from CA was chortling with glee on how much data they had managed to snaffle a couple of weeks ago (before this exploded wide open) - now the fat lady is singing, and they don't like that....

Europe wants cloud giants to cough up data from anywhere in 6hrs

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All aboard the train to 1984...

It's US Tax Day, so of course the IRS's servers have taken a swan dive

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Probably running their main DB on a WIn95 system with Axxess...

Pentagon sticks to its guns: Yep, we're going with a single cloud services provider

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However it turns out, and whichever way it runs, it will be extremely interesting to watch.

+ but +

does it mean that the Pentagon will trim the Army's IT workforce? I mean, they're outsourcing their storage, so the IT bods dedicated to storage will have to get a pink slip?

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Re: Optional

Missing trollface? :)

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Re: JEDI Cloud

I can't upvote this BOFH reference enough... :)

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Ooops, I am so sorry.

TITSUP*

*Total Inability To Serve Usual Philez

(or use your own as deemed fit)

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Re: Ludicrous

Following up on your comment - what is the possibility that Faceboob et al can hoover up such sensitive military data via your purdy home compoota?

I agree with you, there's data that can be stored in the cloud, then there's data that need more security.

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Re: JEDI Cloud?!?

"This is not the data you are looking for"...

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Re: Seriously??

Is an Offeror something like a Dementor?

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Oh, what is the clause for data leakage? Any punitive measures that can be taken against cloudy service provider?

Should be interested to know that.

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It is great and well until that singular cloudy provider goes TITSUP* for whatever reason

I would have spread it fairly across more than one cloudy provider.

Suppose we'll all have a nice chortle should a lot of sensitive military data gets leaked...

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update team explains the hold-up: You little BSOD!

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Busy with factory reinstall of a Win10 Lenovo laptop - it got bogged down for some reason. Slow to start, slow to get the desktop ready for user interaction.

And I did not load the usual bevy of malware/crapware/bloated apps, it have Firefox, office 2013, and one or two other apps... but it just got slow.

Maybe it is the hard drive moseying on over for a nice pension somewhere. I have replaced it with an SSD anyway.

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Re: Bring my optical disk drive back!!

SET RESTARTOBJECTS=STARTUPFOLDERSONLY brings back the memories of a fun and bygone era...

Upvoted just because of the OS/2 reference.

I've got an OS/2 VM on Virtualbox, it feels good to trot it out occasionally to be reminded of the good old days.

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Trollface

Was it the derp or the durr that got downvoted?

Or both?

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Derp durrrrr

Hop to it, bunnies: TaskRabbit breach means new passwords

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rabbit.hole=deeper

Google, AWS IPs blocked by Russia in Telegram crackdown

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Most probably why the suspected scammer I'm talking to on hangouts are not responding at all.

Bah and humbug. Just when I was havening a bit of fun...

Pah.

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пусть они страдают

'I crashed AOL for 19 hours and messed up global email for a week'

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Back in that time, email in South Africa was only available to a select few - and we had to dial up to CompuServe (ick) or our local BBS in order to retrieve our email.

Fun times.

Then it started to gather momentum, and more people got their@email.com addresses - mine was ****@mweb.co.za for a long while, but when they got too uppity with their pricing, I went over to google.com

And today I'm contemplating the move away from google.com to something else where my emails won't be perused by bots in order to serve advertisements targeted at myself.

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Re: In hindsight

hehehehe :)

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This perked me up. I needed to hear somebody else's biggentale of biggenwoe :)

Ahhhh, the trials and tribulations of being a sysadmin...

Facebook admits it does track non-users, for their own good

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Alternative?

Gopher

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BAAAAAAAAAAH

Maybe it's time to wake the sheeple?

xkcd

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Anybopdy got a good cussing out for Facebook in Welsh or Gaelic? Or Scottish?

Windows Admin Center: Vulture gets claws on browser-based server admin

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And how long before serious vulnerabilities are waxing lyrically?

Router ravaging, crippling code, and why not to p*ss off IT staff

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Tsk.

Still boggles my mind that people will try to beat the BOFH... and they get caught.

It is not worth it. Rather walk away, keep your record clean and avoid all sorts of nasty surprises down the line.

Sysadmin’s worst client was … his mother! Until his sister called for help

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Re: New folder > New Folder > New Folder

Gotta look at a powershell script to create this iteration :)

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Painful memories of a dr (who shall remain nameless) and a stinkpad (when IBM was still IBM and OS/2 was available) with win95 installed - and no free IRQ's... It was a delicate juggle to get things to work perfectly, then you'd bugger off post haste - only to hear that he've purchased another doohicky for his stinkpad and need to get it to work...

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Re: Dad & I ...

Ahhh, those were the days... OS/2 and Slack... fun!

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Users ticking the "use proxy" for FTP check box, and then wondering why FTP delivery is not working... GAH.

It is a tick box and it must be ticked for some "speshul funkshun" to work, right. Right??

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Re: Worse than a mum

/inserts wat granny meme here

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Re: Dad & I ...

Ooooh, reminds me of the fun I've had with Slack on an 386 yonkers ago... having to prod and poke all over the place to get TCP/IP working etc.

Was real fun :)

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(And indeed I'm reluctant to lend out my carefully chosen mice since someone threw one against a wall - it's handy Forward / Back navigation buttons caused to lose a long rant he was writing on a forum.)

Beautiful!

Pity about the mouse though.

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Re: My Dad...

That one's the worst (web browser add-in bars, especially if you have the add-in from hell that just keeps on coming back...

By the way, what happened to Ask Jeeves?

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Re: Ahh, parents

Sue, Grabbit and Run?

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Not to add the mayhem ctrl+alt+up/down/left/right arrow would cause with a multi-monitor setup. Single monitor's bad enough, but multi... *shudder*

Or holding ctrl down whilst scrolling up/down with the mouse's scroll button (or brushing by accident on the touchpad's scroll section)...

Anon biz bloke wins milestone Google Right To Be Forgotten lawsuit

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Re: regressive evolutionary step towards goldfish

And followed soon by NT4....

Donkey Wrong: Arcade legend Billy Mitchell booted from record books amid MAME row

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Longshanks' on his way with a certain Mr Gollum.

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Bah, I challenge you to try Sinistar.

The first rule of maths class: Don't start a fight club

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This world.

Boeing CEO takes aim at Musk’s Starman-in-a-Tesla stunt

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Probably why His Muskness said "Do it"...

Cloudflare promises to tend not two, but 65,535 ports in a storm

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Bad idea

Extra point of failure for internet services, especially for big sites. Should Cloudflare goes TITSUP* for whatever reason, a lot of sites may be inaccessible or open to attack.

On the other hand, if Cloudflare uses best practice, and keeps Mr Murphy far and away, then it will work.

But we have seen too much Fun Things Happening of late.

*Total Inability To Support Usual Protection

'Housemate from hell' catches 24 new charges after alleged nightmare cyberstalking spree

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Nutjobs.

Nutjobs everywhere.

Gmail is secure. Netflix is secure. Together they're a phishing threat

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Ho hum.

So.

Forewarned is forearmed, although those people who are not savvy enough to spot that extra dot will have some issues.

Sure, there are benefits of having joe.bloggs@gmail.com and joebloggs@gmail.com, BUT the risks far outweigh the benefits. So, from my side I say that it is a huge risk, and not something I need in my life.

Time to go hunting for a different email provider then.

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