Re: Let me shed some light....
we pump out about several thousand calls an hour
You wouldn't be working for a cold-calling company, would you?
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For Fucks sake, what is the point of posting your stupid Linux crap as a reply to my post?
The point I was making is that although Microsoft are trying to push users to Install Server Core, in fact to carry out useful workloads, you have to install the GUI anyway.
In what way does your post help or enlarge on that point?
Oh, and just FYI I administer both Linux and Windows servers, depending on the requirements of the business, and the needs of our clients, and they are definitely not interchangeable for all cases.
PowerShell is critical to Microsoft's plans for Windows Server. The company is trying to persuade admins to install Windows Server without a GUI shell at all, where possible, making PowerShell essential
Yeah, except for some of the commonly used roles, (File Server, IIS Server, SQL Server etc) there are things that you still have to use the GUI for, which are not accessible in PowerShell, which makes a nonsense of the whole thing.
Surely the last thing needed is a bunch of IT - savvy users.
Oh Gods! There is nothing worse than a user who thinks they are IT - savvy,
They will wilfully ignore advice or instructions, as they think they know better, and swear blind they never touched anything, when it's obvious they have.
Such a move would allow patients staying in hospital to self-monitor their conditions using apps and reduce admin time for doctors and nurses
A difficult decision: spend 1bn on wages to employ doctors and nurses to provide proper care, or spend it on allowing patients to try and care for themselves instead.
How many people must die before the general public comes to understand that the world is now engaged in a war against terrorism that is likely to last for eternity?
You do know that San Bernardino was a mass-shooting incident, like Houston, or Platt, or Roseburg, with no compelling evidence of terrorist links?
How many people have died as a result of mass shootings in the US in 2015?
There have been 353 reported incidents, in which 446 people have died.
Which is the more worrying thing, mass-shootings, or "terrorism"?
"Bags and backpacks with many pockets are not helpful,"
Maybe not, if you're an exhibition organiser...
However, if you're a typical exhibition attendee, then just throwing your laptop, fondleslab, phone, and 30 different USB dongles and chargers into a mesh shopping bag is probably sub-optimal...
Lister: We don't LIKE muffins around here! We want no muffins, no toast, no teacakes, no buns, baps, baguettes or bagels, no croissants, no crumpets, no pancakes, no potato cakes and no hot-cross buns and DEFINITELY no smegging flapjacks!
Toaster: Aah, so you're a waffle man!
I wonder, is there anywhere which shows just how many outages Google's services have suffered this year?
Oh, the irony, a quick bit of googling produces these figures:
Feb 18 Google Compute engine down about 1 hour
Mar 9 Google Compute engine down about 45 min
May 3 Google Play, Hangouts, Mail down about 3 hours
Jun 19 Google App Engine down about 4 hours
Aug 14 Google Compute Storage 11 hours of brownouts
Aug 27 Google Cloud Storage down for 9 hours
Oct 9 Google Apps, Docs down for 5 hours
Dec 8 Google Container Engine loss of services for 21 hours
Dec 17 Google App Engine authenication failures for 17 hours
I make that 71 hours and 45 minutes of outages this year.
How many nines is that?
She said the company had wanted to inform customers of the breach sooner, but had been advised by police not to do so. "One of the most difficult periods was the first 36 hours of the attack," she said. The company had received a ransom demand and had informed the police. "The next day it was very clear there was a real risk material number of customers data stolen."
She said: "I was clear by lunchtime [the next day] that the sensible thing to do to warn customers, that would make them safer. For understandable reasons, advice received from the police was not to warn our customers."
If you can manage to unscramble the nonsense above and turn it into reasonable English, it still remains complete bollocks.
The ransom demand received was pertaining to the DDOS attacks, and there is no possible way that a DDOS can, on its own, cause a loss of customer data, although obviously it can be used to screen other attacks.
That makes a nonsense of the statement "The next day it was very clear there was a real risk [ of a ] material number of customers data [ being ] stolen"
Why would that be very clear? And why would the police have anything to do with that breach, when what they were investigating was a ransom note pertaining to further a DDOS?
The DDOS had nothing to do with the loss of data, and to conflate the two as Dido has, just shows the total lack of grasp she has on the whole affair. It's no wonder they are unable to tell what data is missing yet, when they clearly have no idea what occured.
This whole statement is as confused now as her original outpourings were when the incident happened.
They do not see every packet and therefore can't track individual connections, what seems to be required by the proposed legislation is deep-packet inspection (as they want seem to want to examine the protocol and payload for URI logging) on every packet. I suspect politicians have seen some graphs of traffic classified by type, put 2 and 2 together and made 5.
The politicians have been trying to sell this on the basis that "well the ISPs already collect this traffic, we just want to legislate the retention of the data", but in fact NO ISP does routine DPI on every single connection, currently.
This will require a load of infrastructure changes and a massive amount of new equipment to implement, and if they really want to extend this to any company which provides connectivity then a lot of the small ISPs will be out of business.
After all these days someone else might have encrypted your sock pictures, sock novels, sock videos, sock music and sock design software along with your .sck design files so it's not as if they really know whether or not you yourself chose to encrypt your sock data so it's best to play safe and have a good rummage about the place just to make sure.
Ha, you're nothing but a sock-puppet...
BTW, if anyone's thinking of buying me Xmas presents, I could do with some socks...
“People call me Jesus because I have long hair and save them from IT issues.”
Nope, balding and beardy
“We are treated like wizards”
More like witches - ritually drowned, burned or beheaded on a regular basis
“Everybody loves me”
Everybody hates me :(
“I am seen like a god and treated incredibly well”
What planet are you on?
“I am a hero or villain, sometimes both at the same time.”
Hmm, I think hero is a bit strong
“I’m either ‘Mr fix It’ or ‘he’s the one that broke it’”
“My boss always blames me when something breaks.”
Also, no-one realises how much you do, until you're not there. The last three holidays I've been rung up or emailed for some stupid question, the answer to which was already well documented.
Rocketry, on the other hand, is not a field where substantial advances are possible anymore...
There's no huge untapped potential left to explore here, only novel commercial applications and price points...
But isn't that the point? The technology is now mature (it may not be the best way, but it's the only realistic one for a while), so the next step is commercialisation, which will hopefully lead to dropping prices and greater uptake.
We need a commercially viable space transport industry, so that we can then sensibly consider permanent settlements on other moons and planets.
those of us of certain age
Unfortunately, (or maybe fortunately, in this context) I remember it well, and was old enough to watch, and appreciate the Apollo11 landing, on a flickery black and white tv as well.
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