* Posts by chivo243

2258 posts • joined 10 May 2010

BOFH: Putting the commitment into committee

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NMC,NMM... Not my circus, Not my monkey. Feel free to add this one too. And PEIDO - Problem exists in Director's Office ;-}

Share and share alike and all that!

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The only committee I would be part of

In the pub, Friday afternoon, skipping importantish work...

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You wait ages for a sun, then two come along at once: All stars have twins, say astroboffins

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Statistics

With the number of stars in the universe, I have a hard time believing that every star has a twin. Maybe they had one like the Miradorns, but collisions/black holes etc would surely have eliminated some of the twins...

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Brexploitation! PC price wars? Yep. Vendors see who can go higher

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Guilty as charged

Back when my country of residence moved to the Euro, I raised my hourly prices, but to be fair\honest, I hadn't raised my prices in the previous 3 years. Only one client mentioned the increase.

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BOFH: Halon is not a rad new vape flavour

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Death by Powerpoint

Ahhh, help me... Sorry, was having a PSTD flashback to a sales pitch a while ago...

We need a meeting room like theirs!

Simon, Can I have the blueprints for yours? Well, we can negotiate a price I guess. After all, nothing is free in the new world order.

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Ever wonder why those Apple iPhone updates take so damn long?

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I should feel violated

...but it says I can't in the T & C's

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Marissa! Mayer! out! as! Yahoo!-Verizon! closes!

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Geronimo!

Happy landings with that golden parachute.

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Swedish school pumps up volume to ease toilet trauma

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Anything by

The Bloody Stools...

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Ta-ta, security: Bungling Tata devs leaked banks' code on public GitHub repo, says IT bloke

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"Not my monkeys, not my circus!"

Hey! That's our catch phrase! We've been using it for years... A colleague has it on a poster which is in Polish.

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I fought Ohm's Law and the law won: Drone crash takes out power to Silicon Valley homes

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Amazon take note

I don't want my delivery fried in this fashion. I doubt your parachute in a packing label will avoid crashes like this one.

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Human-free robo-cars on Washington streets after governor said the software is 'foolproof'

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Human Free?

Like humans ride for free? I'm all for it! Oh, you meant on the hood\bonnet ! Pass...

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Live blog: Fired FBI boss spills the beans to US Senate committee

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Confused?

I am.

Bill O'Reilly being followed by El Reg?

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HPE to staff: 'We are PERMANENTLY clipping your costs'

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Cue Monty Burns

'...to cut between $200m to $300m'

Darn, I was going to buy that ivory back scratcher...

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Infosec guru Schneier: Govts WILL intervene to regulate Internet of Sh!t

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Paris Hilton

Re: Good, fast, cheap. Pick two

"modern" "connected TV" ?!?

I might just be on my last TV, I don't need\want\care for an internet connected TV. I only watch one show on TV, and it can be easily had via different avenues. I may be opting for a projector and a simple computer to drive it for other viewing options.

Paris as this seems to be a no brainer ;-}

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Cuffed: Govt contractor 'used work PC to leak' evidence of Russia's US election hacking

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undermines public faith in government.

What actions could a government possibly take that undermines public faith in government?

Hello Thomas Jefferson, the 21st century needs you!

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First-day-on-the-job dev: I accidentally nuked production database, was instantly fired

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Re: "at some point the backups stopped working"

Did they check the documentation the Dev had? It's probably there too!

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Amazon granted patent to put parachutes inside shipping labels

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I now live in a country where there are no overhead power or coms lines in residential areas and most city centers. I'm told there are many advantages.

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BA IT systems failure: Uninterruptible Power Supply was interrupted

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Right tool for the Job!

We always call in an expert for our electrical needs. Will be replacing 3 UPS next weekend... He's already visited and we're clear to fly!

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Microsoft founder Paul Allen reveals world's biggest-ever plane

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Re: Not Maetric not interested

Oh la la Litre!

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Re: Not Maetric not interested

I have a US 1970's education, and I had to learn the metric system. I am comfortable in metric or imperial. We were told that we "had to learn the metric system, the whole world uses it" 40 or so years later the only thing the US got out of that exercise was a 2 liter bottle of Coke. Why?

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'My PC needs to lose weight' says user with FAT filesystem

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Angel

We used to joke about how much our data weighed (do 1s weigh more than 0s?), and if more data on a system made it heavier.

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Re: Windows 98

There weren't computers in schools until I was in college...

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Windows XP crashed too much to spread WannaCrypt

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Re: One thing to take from this ...

I didn't bother hobbling my proper XP installs, just blocked ALL Pron and such at the firewall and content filter, and blocked\removed admin rights from the users as it should be in any case.

+1 for identifying users as the main problem ;-}

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Re: @Danny

@ShelLuser

" Why do you think they released that patch in the open? Trust me: they didn't build that out of good will and such."

The patch in question was written for POSReady 2009 or some variant of XP embedded which M$ still supports. Probably didn't cost M$ much at all...

As for orgs that still run XP on the desktop due to reason x, y or z, yes you are right

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BA CEO blames messaging and networks for grounding

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Didn't I hear this before?

Some other place had backup power issues, took days to find the correct working parts...

"Cruz told several outlets that a power surge took some systems offline and that backup power systems then failed."

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US laptops-on-planes ban may extend to flights from ALL nations

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Am I wrong?

Or is this guy grasping at any possibly reason to justify\implement this?

“There is a real threat. There's numerous threats against aviation. That's really the thing they are obsessed with, the terrorists, the idea of knocking down an airplane in flight, particularly if it is a US carrier, particularly if it is full of mostly US folks.”

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TRUMP SCANDAL! No, not that one. Or that one. Or that one. Or that one.

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Just a thought

Don't you have to put up a fight to be hacked? So, they didn't put up a fight, and weren't hacked?

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Pirates hack was a hoax, says Disney boss

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Just like

every no talent under 30 celebrity trying to keep their name in the spotlight.

Do something incredibly illegal, stupid or immoral - Get Free Publicity! Get a slot on a talk show that pays you to be there and give an incredibly emotional apology and blame drugs, alcohol and your ex GF\BF. Swear to turn over a new clean and sober leaf.

JackPot! You can't buy that kind of publicity!

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Sysadmin finds insecure printer, remotely prints 'Fix Me!' notice

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Holmes

Re: See the printer?

I'm guessing here, but he physically saw it, remembered make and model, and also saw it on one of his devices as discoverable and put 2 and 2 together... The rest of the shenanigans seem a bit fluffy, linkedin, address book etc.

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'Odour' from AnalTech ramming leads to hazmat team callout

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I need closure

What exactly in the lab made the smell so bad that a hazmat team was called out?

Do they secretly make those stink bombs in glass vials that people will drop on the pub/bar floor in hopes someone will step on it and Presto! rotten egg smell?

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Man sues date for cinema texting fiasco, demands $17.31

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Just wait

He'll meet his match... then it's the couple from HELL! I know a few like that. Both members of the couple are petty, small and shallow.

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Chelsea Manning leaves prison, heads straight for booze and pizza

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Re: Limits of pragmatism

@AC

At least I was only joking (you seem to have taken it differently), hence the coat and mention of a comical reference, and I post with my handle... Sorry to have upset you.

Joke Icon for the Trolling AC

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You can change the name

and the plumbing, but she still has man hands.

Yes, my coat with a copy of Seinfeld's The Bizarro Jerry episode in the pocket...

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No laptop ban on Euro flights to US... yet

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Maybe, Just maybe...

Uncle Donny will belly up to a bowl full of peaches.... before this nonsense is implemented...

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Leeds cops issue appeal for man-sized todger

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My only thought is

how did he pull that off?

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Police anti-ransomware warning is hotlinked to 'ransomware.pdf'

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Why?

You have a vm, just open the damn link and be ready to nuke your vm should anything interesting come of it?

You have a pic, but what happened?

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Why Microsoft's Windows game plan makes us WannaCry

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Re: ANd yet

@Boris the Cockroach

Yes, those patches were written for XP 2009 POS or some other frippery that MS is still supporting...

Had there been no WannaCry\Crypt this would not be an issue.

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UK hospital meltdown after ransomware worm uses NSA vuln to raid IT

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@0laf

well said, people that are too important to be bothered to act like it...

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@tin 2

I just such dramatics on the beeb news intro... It's an all out attack on the NHS! Hospitals shutting down sending patients home...

How is some user clicking on an attachment in such an environment an attack? Attacked! I say! Targeted with surgical precision, just like the systems they were running...

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PC repair chap lets tech support scammer log on to his PC. His Linux PC

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Re: the supervisor

@Ole Juul

One up vote is not enough! Fantastic reply... That's thinking on your feet ;-}

Have one for the weekend!

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Re: I'm missing out

The missus got one of these calls on our landline, I wish I had been there... I could have pulled my classic Vinnie Barbarino "Whut?" "Huh?" schtick all the while pointing him to an ancient version of OS X or Linux Mint or... anything but Windoze.

Pint as it's Friday!

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Avast blocks the entire internet – again

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So, computer in splendid isolation..

and you need to get the fix from the intertubes. Hello sneaker net!

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Phil Collins and supergroup exposed as cloud investors

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@AC

When the cloud power goes down in the Datacenter, you have to call an Abacab to drive you there!

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America 'will ban carry-on laptops on flights from UK, Europe to US'

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Re: Check calendar

Although, we are flying via Dublin... hmmm

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Check calendar

No, it's not April 1st. This really sucks... I am scheduled to fly to the USSA this summer in the cattle car, and with my 7 year old this will be a flippin disaster. Not to mention the Missus...

I always joked that someday we would have to fly naked, but at least I thought we'd get to keep our lappies and fondle slabs....

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FBI boss James Comey was probing Trump's team for Russia links. You're fired, says Donald

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The tape, the tape, how do I edit the tapes?

R. M. Nixon

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Re: And the new FBI director will be....

@LDS

The better question is: Which Trump family member will be appointed?

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@Mark 85

Sock it to me baby! Love Laugh-In

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Meh

Like the man with no tongue

I am speechless. I would call this a double standard, but there are none it seems...

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Crooks can nick Brits' identities just by picking up the phone and lying

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Check this out...

Pretty scary when it comes to the "human" element...

https://youtu.be/lc7scxvKQOo?t=2

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