If I was to hazard a guess I would say the perp owns a farm
Yeah, there can't be that many farm owners called MacDonald, in NZ.
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Live trials are expected to take place on Britain's "major roads" by the end of 2018, according to a government statement.
Great!, And how do they get to and from the "major roads" I wonder?
Or is the plan just to drive a troop of lorries round and round the M25 until it turns into a gateway to another dimension?
If that is the state of your job, you do need to look at options to get out of the 'tarpit' now and again to replenish your sanity and get a balanced view of the Users again. IT support grinds you down eventually !!!
Thankfully, the majority of the time, I'm not involved in user level support, and spend most of my life wrangling servers and networks, so my sanity is comparatively unscathed.
Unfortunately, when company directors are involved, I'm the mug who has to attend to their exalted needs. The bloke at issue does nothing to inspire respect.
If you feel snappy all the time, then it is the time to move on: the IT support is not for you anymore.
Feeling "snappy" as you put it, is the ground state for all those who undertake IT support, a world weary cynicism, and contempt for the users, is how you survive.
You don't read the BOFH, obviously, or perhaps you think it's fiction?
It's Outlook on a Mac.
It is nice of you to try and find him a technical excuse, but he's just not safe to be let near technology, really :) He's also the most likely member of staff to click on attachments in dodgy emails, or forget his domain password every time he logs in.
We bought him a Mac in self defense, as at least it's less likely to lead to a network wide infection when he screws up.
One of our company directors regularly deletes important emails, and then swears blind he never touched them.
Invariably we find them in his deleted items folder, and restore them, and every time he says "well I don't know how that happened!".
No-one has yet dared to respond "because you're an idiot" out loud, but it's only a matter of time.
"this is a private company choosing to stop helping to host a website, because they find the content of that site offensive."
And if they found gay marriage offensive?
Newsflash! There is no law that says a private company has to host any website, whether it be White Supremacists or LGBTQI.
There are laws which make it illegal to refuse to host a site because it is LGBTQI, but that only applies if a company were stupid enough to say "we aren't hosting your site 'cos your queer".
In the absence of government censorship, what is considered socially and morally acceptable or unacceptable is decided by consensus of the majority.
Thankfully, in the US as well as most of the rest of the world, Nazism and White Supremacy are considered to be socially and morally unacceptable by the majority, whereas gay marriage is not.
The thought police will decide the content allowed, and everything offensive, deviant, and against what is approved shall be removed.
Yeah, yeah, whatever. In case you missed it, this is not government censorship, this is a private company choosing to stop helping to host a website, because they find the content of that site offensive.
Everybody has the right to choose whether they want to support Daily Stormer, and that includes Go Daddy, Google and anybody else. So far, most have chosen not to.
If Daily Stormer approached my company for hosting, we would refuse. This doesn't suddenly make us part of some global conspiracy, it simply means we have exercised our right to choose what we host.
For comparison, we pay £6.99 for an annual co.uk domain renewal with Fasthosts.
However, for a .com, a single year's renewal is £11.99.
Yeah, yeah, I know, Fasthosts isn't much better than 123-Reg, but we only use them for domain registration, and to initially sort out glue-records to our own DNS servers, so our exposure is low...
At the end of the day, most domain registrars are a similar level of dross.
When will banks realise that they are in fact, primarily an IT company. The majority of financial transactions are accomplished by moving bits and bytes, not physical money.
IT, for a bank, should not be regarded as a cost centre, but rather as their core business asset.
Oh well, we can dream...
None of the best practices quoted in the article are of any use in complying with the GDPR's requirement to allow the complete removal of all data relating to an individual, unless that individual's data is all located on a single physical drive, which is highly unlikely.
It is therefore impossible to follow best practice in order to comply with the directive, and in practical terms it would require multipass overwriting of portions of databases, and sections of backups, without disrupting the integrity of the rest of the data, the technology for which is not readily available at present.
he Home Office is currently using an external cloud provider and is intending to move the platform to an in-house Amazon Web Services (AWS) solution, said the firm in a tender notice.
What the hell does that mean? If it's hosted by Amazon it can't be "in-house", they are "an external cloud provider".
I guess next time when you need services, you will stay clear of ATOS, then, right ?
Yeah, like it's that simple.
The client, for whom we are providing our own software and services, have a relationship with ATOS, who provide them services, and we are tasked to provide an interface between ATOS and the client.
It's not really sound business practice to go to the client and say, sorry, but we won't fulfill you 6-figure contract, because ATOS want to use TLS1.0.
But part of the reason that PCI allowed TLS1.0 until then is the acceptance that there is still a massive amount of legacy code out there which requires TLS1.0 and that it will take time to migrate.
Unfortunately, as you say, until the deadline has already passed, certain companies will feel no urgency about changing things.
We actually had to back down our security on an environment recently, as we were connecting to an ATOS Web service which would only negotiate using TLS1.0 and RC4 cyphers. If the likes of ATOS won't get off their bottoms and update things, how can anyone else?
Timber company executive William Boeing, meanwhile, was so captivated by the sight of a flying machine in 1909 that he founded the Boeing Company in 1916, which proceeded to dominate civilian and military aircraft manufacturing.
It took 50 years for Boeing to become a major player in the aviation world, and that was driven mostly by the second World War. Prior to that they were very much a bit-part player, with little real innovation compared to their competitors.
I would question if even now they could be said to dominate military aicraft manufacturing, the vast majority of current US military aircraft are not Boeing designs.
The chief place for bread products in an English Breakfast are as toast, with lots of butter (just in case there's still some gaps in your arteries) and loads of Marmalade, either Orange or Three-Fruits.
The injection of the citrus element acts as a degreaser to help break down the truly life-threatening amounts of fat you have just consumed.
It's called English Breakfast Tea actually. It's literally designed and named for this purpose.
Only in America, perhaps. Here in Britain, it's a choice between Tetleys, PG Tips, or supermarket own brand, well boiled, and three sugars... Builder's Tea, that's what you need.
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