* Posts by chivo243

2410 posts • joined 10 May 2010

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?"

There have been a few vendor reps that should have had the halon treatment...

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Windows Fall Creators Update is here: What do you want first – bad news or good news?

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mixed reality!

I'm sure all Win Admins have experienced this on a regular basis... The brick that runs flawlessly?

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Customers cheesed off after card details nicked in Pizza Hut data breach

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That's no Pizza Hut pizza

Looks way to nice and edible...

Further to the point, never pay for food with a credit card!

And we'll grab the popcorn waiting for the real number of affected customers to be revealed.

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WPA2 security in trouble as KRACK Belgian boffins tease key reinstallation bug

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Re: ...the attacker would have to be on the same base station as the victim...

@ Kevin Fairhurst

+1

"on same base station" is only one step removed from physical access. So, I won't be worrying about this. I'll leave that to the professional paranoids.

C'mon Reg, where is that tinfoil hat icon?

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

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Beware the PFY when he's not even mentioned!

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"Yes. I'm the decoy," I say, as the sound of a heavily loaded shredder...

Sounds like Simon has been to Texas:

From the State of Texas, where drinking and driving is considered a

sport, comes a true story about drinking wisely.

Recently a routine police patrol was parked outside a local

neighborhood bar. Late in the evening the officer noticed a man

leaving the bar so

intoxicated that he could barely walk. The man stumbled around the

parking lot for a few minutes with the officer quietly observing.

After what seemed an

eternity and trying his keys on five different vehicles, the man

managed to find his own car, which he fell into. He was there for a

few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove off.

Finally he started the car, switched the wipers on and off (it was a

dry night), flicked the hazard flasher on and off, tooted the horn and

then

switched on the lights. He moved the vehicle forward a few inches,

reversed a little and then remained stationary for a few more minutes

as more

patrons left in their vehicles. At last he pulled out of the parking

lot and started to drive slowly down the street. The police officer,

having patiently waited all this time, now started up his patrol car,

put on the flashing lights, promptly pulled the man over and carried

out a Breathalyzer test. To his amazement the Breathalyzer indicated

no evidence of the man having consumed alcohol at all! Dumbfounded,

the officer said "I'll have to ask you to accompany me

to the Police station. This Breathalyzer equipment must be broken."

"I doubt it," said the man, "Tonight I'm the designated decoy."

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Article placement?

Where was this story? I read the front page on Friday and yesterday and wondered where the BOFH was this week? Then today, on Sunday the story pops up on the front page?

Has something changed? Do I need to look deeper that the front page for BOFH now?

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FCC Commissioner blasts new TV standard as a 'household tax'

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Can I buy stock?

Please oh please, let me buy stock in the company that gets this piece of the pie? If this does roll through as stated, someone stands to make a shitload of shitloads of cash...

Those kind of conditions never occur randomly in this day and age.

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Facebook, Twitter slammed for deleting evidence of Russia's US election mischief

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Two orgs doing the same dirty?

The fix is in... the horses have bolted and the truth is dead.

Which film did the hero say "they've gotten to you...?

Where's the blind man icon, cause even a blind man knows which way the wind blows....

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

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The late adopter dodges the bullet

Whew, only Win10 affected? my Win users are still riding out the storm on Win7.

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Twitter: Why we silenced Rose McGowan after she slammed alleged sex pest Harvey Weinstein

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Personal phone number?

I have to call BS on that one... No screengrab?

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European Patent Office staff rep blames prez for 'slipping quality'

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@allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

+10 if I could there... I have friends in Munich and The Hague\Rijswijk who I just had dinner with last weekend, and I thought IT was making me old, but they both look tired and well worn especially as one is 15 years younger than I...

Tramp because he looks better than they did...

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Leaky-by-design location services show outsourced security won't ever work

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what ever happened

To not looking over the stall in the personal? Can't private data stay private?

Too many people aren't up to speed with the new gadget they bought, nor do they care to be...

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Smut-watchers suckered by evil advertising

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Re: Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

@teebie

what color is your district? Like the El Reg banner at the top of the page?

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Rattled toymaker VTech's data breach case exiting legal pram

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Re: Why would you need to prove ID theft?

@Dan 55

+1 for finding that link. Karma is a bitch, maybe she'll bite V-Tech too?

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Long ago

I bought my nieces many V-Tech products, as that is what their mother put on the Christmas their wish list. I don't recall any of those products being WiFi capable... When my son came along, we didn't even consider any V-Tech products. Reading Dan 55's link makes me glad we didn't...

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How many times can Microsoft kill Mobile?

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How many times can Microsoft kill Mobile?

Until it's dead? This is a trick question right?

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Microsoft's foray into phones was a bumbling, half-hearted fiasco, and Nadella always knew it

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Showing up late to the party...

...and not bringing any booze or snacks. MS should have just stayed at home. I agree with posters above regarding MS NOT rebranding the Nokia kit. That may have helped a bit, but the phenom of the iPhone had made it's mark. I think it was game over by then...

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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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So long AIM

I used AIM quite a bit in the late 90's and beyond.

Looks like Verizon is sucking up all the starting to age old companies. I wonder who will be sucked up next?

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Blade Runner 2049 review: Scott's vision versus Villeneuve's skill

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Arrival? good?

I can't comment to that. Even the missus thought it was crap.

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Ex-Harrods IT man cleared of stealing company issued laptop

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This is one of those stories

That proves the stupidity in our fellow man, dare I say fellow IT practitioner?

I got this feeling there is a wee bit more to this story than has been told...

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Web uni says it will get you a tech job or your money back. So our man Kieren signed up...

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Re: Shortage ?

My first minimum wage in the states was $2.65. I worked for 10 hours a day in a cornfield in the middle of July. Now I see some states or cities have a mandatory $15+ for flipping burgers.

Time marches on...

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Sole Equifax security worker at fault for failed patch, says former CEO

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Re: I call bullshit...

@steviebuk

Or hit by a bus? Or thrown under one!

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WTF?

If I'm ever a CEO

I will remember this quote:

Smith's reply was: “That is my understanding, sir.” (My handlers spoon fed me this canned response)

So, Smith really had no knowledge of the issue, but preceded to dodge the question's intent, and then shift blame.

That's a proper corporate screwing...

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

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I doubt

I wouldn't be smiling (ever) if the company I was leading had such a massive fail. Marissa must be heavily medicated when she's photographed, or thinking of that awesome golden parachute?

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The axeman strikes again: Microsoft has real commitment issues

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@TRT

As opposed to going number 1?

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Home Sec Amber Rudd: Yeah, I don't understand encryption. So what?

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Reality Sandwich

The politicians should really have a bite...

"patronising" techies that "sneered" at politicians.

should read...

"patronising" politicians that "sneered" at techies."

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

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Re: No hassle here.

@Amos1

"Wow, I didn't know managers read El Reg."

They do what now? Even the comments?

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FCC big cheese given Congressional roasting in reconfirmation bid

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Re: Pai is an id!ot

@Fill

+1 at least on this one. I laughed out loud when I read about his "demand' to apple.

His name is incredibly close to idjit... His picture makes me think of a slimy used car salesman

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

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anybody remember

Microsoft vs. MikeRoweSoft was a legal dispute between Microsoft and a Canadian Belmont High School student named Mike Rowe over the domain name "MikeRoweSoft.com".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_vs._MikeRoweSoft

I laughed when I first read this, then I was pulling for the kid.

David and Goliath... so on and so forth.

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Apple Mac fans told: Something smells EFI in your firmware

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I really wondered how they got access to that many Mac computers "legally"... I didn't see anything about "Enterprise" in the article.

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Dildon'ts of Bluetooth: Pen test boffins sniff out Berlin's smart butt plugs

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Longing for the good old days

When a real woman kick started her vibrator...

Yes, my coat with a Harley Davidson sales brochure in the pocket

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BOFH: Come on, PFY, let's pick a Boss

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No real fatalities?

BOFH and PFY going soft? I envisioned some collateral damage from our robotic friend...

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30 strong fingers but still no happy ending for robotic back rub

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Just like the ED 209

I expect it to go berserk at any second, requiring military intervention to bring to a halt.

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Vibrating walls shafted servers at a time the SUN couldn't shine

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I'll be using this quote ;-}

And not just rebooted once: they'd been up and down all night like someone who'd topped off a few beers with salmonella-tainted kebab.

I'm calling the cleaners now!

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Microsoft downplays alarm over Windows Defender 'flaw'

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Drunk, horny looking for porn

I bet they would click away rights to their first born! Like Bender said: "Warning, perform virus scan? Pffft, I'm waiting for porn over here."

never underestimate nasty needs...

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El Reg is hiring an intern. Apply now before it closes

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I guess this is one of those articles\stories

you know, one of the stories the intern was supposed to approve for the front page... not just 14 days late either;-}

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Deloitte is a sitting duck: Key systems with RDP open, VPN and proxy 'login details leaked'

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"Gartner has yet to respond to a request for information on how its conclusion was reached."

I won't be holding my breath...

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Thanks for the contract

Here's your worthless certificate of security... cost of paper greater than yada yada :-/

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So. Should I upgrade to macOS High Sierra?

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Meh

1. I will wait for a few point releases to even test the waters.

2. I still have a 1tb TimeCrapsule, backs up the 3 macbooks no problem.

3. I've managed to build up 12+tb storage in the house, I don't care about smaller formats for pix and vids at this time.*

4. Bottom line, nothing to see in this update.

*Glad to see development of this in any case.

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CBS's Showtime caught mining crypto-coins in viewers' web browsers

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my 0.0002 bitcoins

Inside job. Somewhere along the line, someone with approved access dropped this little nugget.

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Sensitive client emails, usernames, passwords exposed in Deloitte hack

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If they visit again

I'll have to remember this little gem when they start poking around.

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For Facebook, ignorance is the business model: Social net is shocked – SHOCKED – that people behave badly

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Duh gee George

I'm not sure we shoulda have done dat...

What did the Justice Department do with Google's $500 million? Who reaped those benefits?

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Microsoft reveals details of flagship London store within spitting distance from Apple's

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Last time

My friends went into an Apple store, I waited outside, down the block. I doubt I would even walk on the same street as a MS store.

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Re: A binary future for the Microsoft shop

@Ledswinger

3) Don't forget the tumbleweeds... ya gotta have tumbleweeds!

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The award for worst ISP goes to... it starts with Talk and ends with Talk

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Re: "We strive to give customers the best possible experience...

How does one utter such bilge with a straight face?

With a big fat salary in their hip pocket?

Consider it a 5 minute acting job...

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Kebab and pizza shop owner jailed for hiding £179k from the taxman

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"Tekagac is paying the price for thinking it was acceptable to steal from the public purse. He took his fraudulent income at the expense of honest taxpayers and businesses who play by the rules."

Closer to the mark...

"Tekagac is paying the price for thinking it was acceptable to steal from the public purse. He took his fraudulent income at the expense "of both" of the honest taxpayers and businesses who play by the rules."

ie, Not Apple, Not Google...

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You forgot that you hired me and now you're saying it's my fault?

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Re: Ah, memories.

My science teacher in 7th grade used to spit on his finger to erase OHP boo boos! Classy?

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@Anonymous South African Coward

I have a nice sign for my wall... used to be in my Mom's office

"Bad planning on your part does not necessarily constitute an automatic emergency on my part."

Thanks Mom!

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Re: Ah, 'booking'

@Elmer Phud

Looks of "What devilish sourcery is this?" abounded.

+1 isn't enough ;-}

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