* Posts by chivo243

3011 posts • joined 10 May 2010

Accused hacker Lauri Love loses legal bid to reclaim seized IT gear

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Fire extinguisher

I am not a big follower of this case.

1. He should already have his gear back according what I've recently read about UK law

2. District Judge also wants to be the executioner, they seem to be grinding the axe.

3. I'm really confused about the so-called data recovery on an encrypted drive? LL didn't give any keys, did he? Then the recovery goes egg shaped? Hmm....

4. Someone's pants are on fire.

Here come the riled MPs (it's private, huh), Facebook's a digital 'gangster' ('disingen-u-ous'). Zuckerberg he is a failure (on sharing data)

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That there Internet

has always been full of fake news. Why are people believing it now. I know, it's because a few legit sites linked to stories on The Onion, and now the sky is falling, no?

Techie in need of a doorstop picks up 'chunk of metal' – only to find out it's rather pricey

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Headmaster

Why do I get the feeling...

...I've heard this before? Not the platinum part, the story about me being in a story and me not remembering it...

Sussex rap fan wants statue of Easy-E from NWA in his hometown because he's a 'legend'

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Just remember

Eazy-E fucked up and got the 8-ball rollin... just sayin'

Why does that website take forever to load? Clues: Three syllables, starts with a J, rhymes with crock of sh...

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Happy

PIHole all the ads

I have a PIHhole up and running at home. Not on a Pi though, but it is good, really good, ok too good, certain things break, but that is probably my problem, as I've not really looked into tuning it to a happy balance of functionality and blocking the CRAP... Next rainy day!

Crash, bang, wallop: What a power-down. But what hit the kill switch?

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Data Closets

We have a couple of small data closets, and the light switches are just at bum level.... I'm a bean pole, and I can't even turn around with out knocking out the lights!

Return of the audio format wars and other money-making scams

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Holding my breath turning blue

Just waiting for the Laser Disc to make a come back! Remember those LP sized video disks? OK, showing my age now...

Boss of venerable sect with millions of devoted followers meets boss of venerable sect with... yeah, you get the idea

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NRBQ anyone?

Pandas so useless they just look at delicious kid who fell into enclosure

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Bamboo and pandas

Pandas are lazy. They've yet to shed their carnivore digestive system? But gorge themselves on bamboo? Bamboo = Lotus? Only Ulysses really knows...

Head of Apple's insider trading program charged with… you guessed it... insider trading

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Re: the SEC wants all the money [...] returned

Give him an exploding cigar and call him Curly, he's just a victim of circumstance... nyuk nyuk

One click and you're out: UK makes it an offence to view terrorist propaganda even once

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It's a mad, mad, mad world

There's a push here in NL to make it a criminal offense to visit any Terrorist country and or area...

https://www.iamexpat.nl/expat-info/dutch-expat-news/visiting-terrorist-dominated-area-become-crime

Still not as bad as visiting a website... But if we don't understand terrorism, and we want to understand, we have to take the state sponsored tripe? And not from the actual terrorists?

It's now 2019, and your Windows DHCP server can be pwned by a packet, IE and Edge by a webpage, and so on

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Re: How oh how

That's it! I always wondered why Acrobat was a dog, it's name is Patches!

Accused hacker Lauri Love tries to retrieve Fujitsu lappie and other gear from Britain's FBI in court

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Pint

Re: "Britain's FBI"

@Halfmad

+1 is all I can give, but have one on me!

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Confiscated 5 years ago?

My guess is there are a few updates to be run when he gets his kit back. Geeesh...

Cops looking for mum marauding uni campus asking students if they fancy dating her son

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Paris Hilton

Re: Slow News Week?

C'mon already, if it's in BootNotes, no IT angle is needed.

Paris because....

QNAP NAS user? You'd better check your hosts file for mystery anti-antivirus entries

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Meh

Re: Source of the NAStiness?

Good question, our QNAP has firmware updates on a regular basis. I would also like to know how it gets on the system.

Hold horror stories: Chief, we've got a f*cking idiot on line 1. Oh, you heard all that

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Trollface

Best thing to do

keep having the 'normal' conversation, and with your finger just disconnect the call in the middle of a word. Rinse, repeat until there are no more calls from the irate customer.

Troll because... there is no BOFH icon? Or should I have gone with the Spawn of Satin? tough call?

Hungover this morning? Thought 'beer before wine and you'll be fine'? Boffins prove old adage just isn't true

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Windows

I can offer dissenting evidence

Searching my mind back to New Year's Eve. I was rolling along, glass of wine at dinner, beer flowing but not chugging, and midnight came along, and the bottles of Bubbly started popping, and the alarm bells go off in my head, screaming "DON"T DO IT!' But alas, I did. BIG MISTAKE! And I paid a big price, with a very big head the next day.

Moral of this story is: Champers is for the beginning of the evening not the end! My better half is French, and also confirms that Champers should really start the evening...

Tramp because it fits how I felt New Year's day...

Leaky child-tracking smartwatch maker hits back at bad PR

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Childcatcher

"regular" people wouldn't be able to do it, and if they did, it didn't really matter.

Regular people don't stalk and abuse children. So he answered the question with it being asked. There are sociopaths and psychopaths doing exactly what he says normal people don't do...

Defaulting to legacy Internet Explorer just to keep that one, weird app working? Knock it off

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boggles the mind

IE has been the bane of IT'ers existence for many years, why do companies still cling to it? Yes, they've invested muchos dollares in the system that may well be their achilles heel.

How I got horizontal with a gimp and untangled his cables

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Windows

Sucked back in

As soon as you think you're done crawling under desks, and popping you head through drop ceilings, BAM, you're back!

When my current manager took over, he proposed no more blue jeans, denim in general. Cheekily, I asked who would pay for the dry cleaning on my meet and greet suits when I had to install stuff? I'm writing this in my best carpenter pants...

Wells Fargo? Well fscked at the moment: Data center up in smoke, bank website, app down

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Wells hastogo

An ex-colleague was a contractor for WF back in the 90's and early 00's. Oh, the stories he would tell. Kludge this, fudge that. I will never put one cent in their incapable hands...

WeWork restructuring bites El Reg hacks where it hurts as afternoon brew delayed

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Angel

Re: You guys had mugs?

What a coincidence, I'm also a time traveler from 1976, and I see Steve Miller's song Fly like an Eagle is still pertinent.

Lyrics

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'

Into the future

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'

Into the future

I wanna fly like an eagle

To the sea

Fly like an eagle

Let my spirit carry me

I want to fly like an eagle

'Till I'm free

Oh, Lord, through the revolution

Feed the babies

Who don't have enough to eat

Shoe the children

With no shoes on their feet

House the people

Livin' in the street

Oh, oh, there's a solution

I want to fly like an eagle

To the sea

Fly like an eagle

Let my spirit carry me

I want to fly like an eagle

'Till I'm free

Fly through the revolution

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'

Into the future

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'

Into the future

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'

Into the future

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'

Into the future

I want to fly like an eagle

To the sea

Fly like an eagle

Let my spirit carry me

I want to fly like an eagle

'Till I'm free

Fly through the revolution

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'

Into the future

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'

Into the future

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Re: "..as a friendly reminder, please reuse your mugs.."

Ah, a follower of the Tanya Harding school of persuasion!

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Angel

OCD Office - Always Clean!

I work in an office with a few OCD guys. I'm not OCD, but I like a clean office, desk and house. I have one hot beverage mug, it stays on my desk, and gets cleaned daily. How hard is it?

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Re: Bloody Vegans

Ever had a Vegan Clown? Not so stringy but tastes funny...

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Trollface

Your Mom doesn't work here

Clean up after yourselves! Damn kids anyway.

Only plebs use Office 2019 over Office 365, says Microsoft's weird new ad campaign

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Devil

Re: Office 365

It's only early February. My guess would be by the end of the year we're looking at Office 345?

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Paying for vs. using

OK, I've never personally paid for MS Office, my employer has, I hope ;-} If I had to pay, I wouldn't, and I wouldn't use MS Office. There are plenty of free ones out there.

Tramp as he probably wouldn't pay either...

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Yes, and it looks exactly like Office 2016...

At least Sony offered a t-shirt, says macOS flaw finder: Bug bounties now for Macs if you want this 0-day, Apple

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Good for him

Stick it to Apple... if possible?

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Re: But

I have to wonder if this is a real issue. I watched the vid yesterday *elsewhere* and his key chain is already unlocked. Seems a little sketchy to me...

Hands up who reuses the same password everywhere, even with your Nest. Keep your hand up if you like being spied on by hackers

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16 security cameras dotted around their home!

They are either paranoid, live in a shitty area, or have mucho disposable income...

Sure, you can keep Grandpa Windows 7 snug in the old code home – for a price

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Re: Prevaricating?

Avoision - Kent Brockman

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Paris Hilton

I thought so... It's slick Willy.

Not cool, man: Dixons spanked over discount on luxury 'smart' fridge with wildly fluctuating price

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Re: 4k for a fridge?

@Dabooka

My thinking exactly! I just bought a one for €700± across the channel.

Hi, Jack'd: A little PSA for anyone using this dating-hook-up app... Anyone can slurp your private, public snaps

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Programmers

I get the feeling that some apps get outsourced, the actual coders only see the project when they are active on it... once it's out the door, it's on to the next contract?

Grumble Pai: FCC boss told by House Dems to try the novel concept of putting US folks first, big biz second

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Trollface

ready aim fire

cream pies at 3 meters. What a jerk... Hopefully he gets what he deserves ;-}

Windows Defender update: So secure, it wouldn't let Secure-Boot Windows PCs, er, boot

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Meanwhile back at the ranch

Once back in Windows, rinse and repeat X the number of units affected. I don't mind doing windows support, but things have gotten out of control... I get the feeling that the desktop OS is just window dressing for M$.

Techies tinker with toilet-topper to turn it into ticker-tracker

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Re: "Stroke volume"

Strokes while pushing too hard are common. I learned it from Mulder, who learned it from Scully...

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I would report the typo

various "-ograms" orgasm?

El Reg talks to PornHub sister biz AgeID – and an indie pornographer – about age verification

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Headmaster

like a passport or driving licence.

So, two old guys are selling photocopies of their PP and DL for 5 quid.... How can any online system detect if Joey is presenting Joey's PP or Joe Sr.'s PP?

Pedant as he looks very confused too...

Jammy dodgers: Boffin warns of auto autos congesting cities to avoid parking fees

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Angel

It will create a new market

Just like guys set up a service to move your parked car due to parking restrictions at some small hour of the morning, I think it was big in New York? Now you can pay a guy to drive your car around instead of paying for parking.

Another option for self driving cars is a co-op. I could easily see companies leasing one car to 4 or 5 people. One person works days, one works evenings etc Think of it as hot desking with self driving cars?

Ca-caw-caw: Pigeon poops on tot's face as tempers fray at siege of Lincoln flats

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Dangerous stuff

Yes, pigeon poop can be dangerous, but I think it has to be dried out, and then the dust from the droppings is where the problem starts. I seem to recall the old man talking about this happening to a colleague.

Using WhatsApp for your business comms? It's either that or reinstall Lotus Notes

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Re: Skype - Kill it with Fire! Now!

+1

Looks great, unfortunately, not everybody our organization is talking to, is in our organization. Skype gets used for lots of interviews, and then we look as stupid as skype...

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Trollface

"der-der-der DER-der!"

That's where Nibbler parked his car!

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Skype - Kill it with Fire! Now!

Spent most of the week hearing about how Skpye doesn't work well.... and YOU need to fix it! Like I have control over how skype works?!! Like Satan Nads would listen if I called and said it's broken, fix it?

After the dust settled, me an a colleague exchanged the "You get what you pay for" look and both said it's free! What do you expect??

Techie finds himself telling caller there is no safe depth of water for operating computers

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Mushroom

Deep Six

Once had a user's pre-unibody Macbook fall out of their bag and into the pond in front of our building. Took the facilities guy 30 minutes to fish it out. We put the now affectionately named "Deep Six" in the boiler room and promptly forgot about it. A month later, we remembered Deep Six and retrieved it from the warm and dry boiler room, and the damn thing powered up! The display had some foggy patches but it worked.

Explosion as it is the warmest icon ;-}

Furious Apple revokes Facebook's enty app cert after Zuck's crew abused it to slurp private data

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Devil

tasty, real tasty

I'm pinching myself to see if this is a dream. My gast is totally flabbered! Really, they used the same cert for many different needs? Fire someone and promote someone.... Isn't that how it works?

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