* Posts by MtK

16 posts • joined 23 Jul 2010

Y2K, Windows NT4 Server and Notes. It's a 1990s Who, Me? special

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init 0

I remember a friend coming over to our team and asking "if I do an init 0, is there anyway to get control back?". Unfortunately he had no console access and the Sun server was in another country ...

Florida man pretending to be police pulls over real police, ends badly, claim cops

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Chris Evans

Reminds me of the time Chris Evans pulled over a police car. The officer forgot he had left his blue lights on.

DXC: We've told UK government that up to 2,150 heads could roll in latest job cuts

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Redundancy: it's not just for data anymore

This story comes out a week after the poll? Excellent timing.

This is grim, Vim and Neovim: Opening this crafty file in your editor may pwn your box. Patch now if not already

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FAIL

gVim broke too

This vulnerability exists in gVim on Windows too. Great.

It's official: TLS 1.3 approved as standard while spies weep

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Re: no-brainer for sysadmins

Or offload the encryption to something like stunnel.

Legal tech startup tries to haul 123-Reg to court over 24-hour backup claims

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VPS vs website

I was under the impression that VPS was a virtual server instance and different from their Web hosting offerings.

TeamViewer denies hack after PCs hijacked, PayPal accounts drained

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Pirate

Teamviewer does tend to stop your screen locking after X minutes of activity. We've found this at work when enforcing screen locking via group policy.

Also, peeps haven't noted that some instances of Teamviewer Quick Support have a default insecure password. This is when the user just sees 4 stars/dots instead of a random password.

Bacs corporate website still runs obsolete crypto

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FAIL

Fail

Unfortunately the website that users log in to for downloading reports also gets an F:

https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=paymentservices.bacs.co.uk

Windows 8.1: 'It's good for enterprises, too,' says Redmond

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Re: I kinda like W8 Pro

I'm the same. I have Win 8 Pro on my laptop at home and desktop at work. Being not much of a mouse user I'm finding that hitting Start and typing the first one or two characters of the program I need works really well. Search results remember your more popular choices. Get the same on Server 2012 as well.

Weary quid-a-day nosh hack fears colonal mass ejection

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Pint

I should avoid speed-reading

I read "livened up with the results of some light foraging" as "livened up with the results of some light farting".

Beer, because you'll be drinking it on Saturday.

O2 refuses to deny plans to offload home broadband product

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Left them last month

Moved to Andrews & Arnold. Not unlimited bandwidth anymore, but at least I have at last got IPv6.

Interestingly, after the switch, my Lovefilm streaming performance issues disappeared.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012: Why Bother?

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As a Linux fan ...

... I have been using Linux virtualisation for years. Had to migrate from Xen to KVM last year when Ubuntu 8.04 LTS had issues with its implementation of Xen.

However I am now planning a migration to Hyper-V on Server 2012 next year. I have been very impressed with 2012, apart from the loss of the Start button. Was actually surprised to find I am having to do things in Powershell rather than use a GUI.

I also like the way i was able to use Server Manager to deploy a Remote Desktop Services environment across multiple servers.

IBM insider: How I caught my wife while bug-hunting on OS/2

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Great read

Looking forward to part 2.

Naughty-step Apple buries court-ordered apology with JavaScript

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Redirect is from http://www.apple.co.uk to http://www.apple.com/uk/?cid=oas-emeia-domains-apple.co.uk.

Sugar content now to be measured in Cadbury Creme Eggs

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Creme egg cheesecake anyone?

I came across this last week :

http://www.icedjems.com/blog/2012/03/creme-egg-cheesecake/

Intel and Nokia's MeeGo Linux gets car boost

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Oops ...

Meego was released for Netbooks in May. Handset preview was released end of June.

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