* Posts by Potemkine

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BA's 'global IT system failure' is due to 'power supply issue'

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In your face, dumbass

And it has nothing to do with lay off of hundreds of IT staff, of course... BA gets what it deserves.

For Mr Cruz, 'redundancy' means firing people, not doubling critical systems to avoid two major failures in a couple of months.

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

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Re: Weird.

There was another terrorist attack in the US, a white supremacist stabbed three persons, two to death.

It came a few days after a 22 year old black student was stabbed to death by another white supremacist.

Two terrorists attacks in less than a week, and not a word from Trumpy to condemn these actions or address the right wing terrorist threat in his own country. And you would made us believe he is not racist? And pigs fly too.

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Re: Looking forward to the wiki dump

Wikileaks Trump Dump!

It won't happen, unless Russia wants to send a signal to his agent the President Trumpy.

The denial of Trumpy Juniors could be an indication they got the message.

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Life is... pushing all the right buttons on the wrong remote control

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For the older ones

Do you remember the time when you had actually to walk to the TV set to change the program to one of the three available channels? In those time it was much more physical to have ADD!

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Republicans' net neutrality attack written by… you guessed it, the cable lobby

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It's not corruption...

... it's called 'lobbying'

Just kidding, it's corruption indeed.

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'Odour' from AnalTech ramming leads to hazmat team callout

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Please someone forward that article to Mr. Dabbs

I'm sure he will be able to make a good use of it ^^

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Telecoms fail in UK takes down passport scanners in Australia

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What about redundancy?

If the service is so critical, why one connection down break everything?

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No nudity please, we're killing ourselves: Advice to Facebook mods leaks

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Hypocrisy at best

Seeing a child being beaten is ok, but seeing a boob is not?!?

There is a lot in common between Face-de-bouc and the Talibans.

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Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped

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CD audio are a scam

First, they were sold as being reliable when a scratch on them make them unusable.

Second, when they replaced vinyls, they were sold 30 to 50% more expensive, when they are much less costly to make

Finally, as Mr. Dabbs mentioned, their cases are as solid as my faith in Mr Trump being an honest and decent guy.

Fuck the music industry and thank you MP3 for hitting it hard.

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White House sicko sent down for 20 years after sexting underage girls

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Lock him out, lock him out!

Yes, the one everybody is thinking about

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

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The best advice...

... to avoid clicking on bad links: use this!

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

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Bloody European Union!

It's all because of the EU!

With the £350 millions the EU steals to the NHS each week, the latter could have afford to change its antiquated Windows XP! Luckily in less than 2 years NHS will buy up-to-date configurations, right? ^^

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Just so we're all clear on this: Russia hacked the French elections, US Republicans and Dems

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Re: Landslide ?

An overwhelming majority of the electorate in a two horse race did not back the winner.

Nonetheless, Macron got more votes than the two previous presidents got in their time....

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Russia attacks!

An interesting article about the russian attacks against our Macron's team: Hackers Came, but the French Were Prepared

Not surprinsingly, her opponent (the fascistoid Le Pen) recognized the annexation of Crimea by Russia, received a loan of €9,000,000 from a russian bank which conveniently collapsed before the loan was refund, and was welcome with open arms by the Master of Puppets Putin in Moscow during the campaign... the most funny is that her Party claims to be Nationalist and putting France first when it is indeed a Russian fifth column.

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Facebook is abusive. It's time to divorce it

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IMNSHO

Nobody working in IT should have a Facebook account. Having such an account is a proof that one is not fit to manage information and IT security.

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What augmented reality was created for: An ugly drink with a balloon

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"Pillock"

Thank you Mr. Dabbs, I learn new words each week reading your chronicles ^^

Admit it, you’ll do anything to avoid being left alone at home.

On the contrary! I'm one of those, I would rather drink that pint of kool aid rather than going shopping! .. I guess anyone doesn't have a "cave bear" side as developed as I have.

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First cardboard goggles, now this: Google's cardboard 'DIY AI' box powered by an RPi 3

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GSA

The demo I saw of the Google Search Appliance were impressive, but the price was sadly way to high for a SME

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Capita's huge role in UK government should go under the spotlight

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Corruption

Claiming that private companies are more efficient than public sector by design is utter BS.

Also, is there any big IT services company which does not abuse its workforce and customers? All the ones I know fit in the "bastards!' category.

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FYI: World was warned FIVE years ago about flaw exploited in Google Docs phishing phrenzy

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Woops

May the one who never forget a ticket in the bug database cast the first stone

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Greater Manchester cops fined after victim interview vids lost in post

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First, how is it possible that a recorded delivery being lost?

Second, when Police is fined in UK, who does pay really in the end? Wouldn't that be the taxpayer anyway?

Third, if there is no other sanction than a collective fine, how one can expect that individual responsibilities are fully assumed?

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Don't panic, Florida Man, but a judge just said you have to give phone passcodes to the cops

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Ruight now it looks like they plan on holding him indefinitely.

At least he won't be let dying of thirst

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Unpaid tech contractor: 'I have to support my family. I have no money for medicines'

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"I am diabetic and no money for medicines"

In a civilized country such a thing should never happen . The most basic human right is the right to live, healthcare have to be accessible for all.

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Just delete the internet – pr0n-blocking legislation receives Royal Assent

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Re: Hardly surprising

Congratulations democracy!

The worst form of government except for all the others.

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There's another way to deal with Royalty

A hint: It involves pitchforks and flaming torches.

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Need the toilet? Wanna watch a video ad about erectile dysfunction?

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Toilet poetry

...written on the wall.

"It was rather liquid today"

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China launches aircraft carrier the length of 2.1 brontosaurs

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for now China's aircraft carrier capability has no real ability to threaten Western interests.

The main goal of an aircraft carrier is to blast third world countries: any other country could transform the carrier in a beautiful wreck quite easily.

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Republicans want IT bloke to take fall for Clinton email brouhaha

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Re: He should take the fall

but the law does apply to everyone

Absolutely. "In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets and steal loaves of bread."

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Facebook decides fake news isn't crazy after all. It's now a real problem

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Disgrace

The idea that fake news on Facebook, which is a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way, I think, is a pretty crazy idea

Oh ok, if he thinks it's crazy, it must be crazy then. What a brilliant demonstration, I love the argumentation.

"of all the content on Facebook, more than 99 per cent of what people see is authentic."

Like the rapes or murders which are broadcast on Facebook Live for anyone to see... <irony>Thank you Facebook, you make the World really better</irony> :puke:

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Microsoft plans summer CRM war opener against Salesforce

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"The productivity and business unit for Microsoft's full fiscal year made $26.4bn revenue [...]. Net income fell 7 per cent to $12bn."

Except drug dealing, is there other businesses than can be as profitable?

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After blitzing FlexiSpy, hackers declare war on all stalkerware makers: 'We're coming for you'

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Legality vs Legitimaticy

What did these hackers is clearly illegal, but is it illegitimate?

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China 'hacked' South Korea to wreck Star Wars missile shield

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No surprise

China counterattacks against something which endangers its nuclear deterrence capacity... sounds rather logical.

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Northrop Grumman can make a stealth bomber – but can't protect its workers' W-2 tax forms

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QED

It's harder to secure completely a whole IT infrastructure than designing and building a stealth bomber.

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Webroot antivirus goes bananas, starts trashing Windows system files

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Re: a crowning moment of AWESOME!

I think the suggestion is that IT experts should be the IT experts.

Like the ones at Webroot? ^^

(yeah, easy shot... sorry for pouring water on a drowning person)

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Shooting org demands answers from Met Police over gun owner blab

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£6.6m is being spent by the Met over the next three years promoting and handing out Smartwater products to Londoners

A private company gets £6.6 m of advertising paid by public money... woah UK is really business-friendly.

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We're spying on you for your own protection, says NSA, FBI

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"pas vu, pas pris"

Who is not seen is not caught.

So again, many thanks Mr. Snowden.

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30,000 London gun owners hit by Met Police 'data breach'

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the firm has since forged very close links with a number of UK police forces

Now police has just have to find who extracted illegally the data to give/sell them to that firm

A Met press officer did not immediately respond to our questions, saying that the key person responsible was on leave.

Ok, that may not be that easy then...

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Ex-West Ham winger charged twice over cybershenanigans

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Ah, football...

Romans had Circus Games, we have Football to calm the Plebe: a spectacle played by stupid people, watched by stupid people, for the enrichment of cupid people.

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Stop asking people for their passwords, rights warriors yell at US Homeland Security

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Brilliant!

I guess with such a move TSA will catch a lot of terrorists, at least all the ones who cheated by answering 'no' to the question 'do you intend to attack the US?' (they bastards).

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Idiots are taking over

Considering the ever increasing number of Idiots In Office™ polluting Governments worldwide this century

We've got the politicians we deserve. If more and more Idiots are elected, it tells a lot about the evolution of the average intellectual level of the standard voters.

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Silicon Valley tech CEO admits beating software engineer wife, offered just 13 days in the clink

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Beating a woman is infamy

Too many times authorities (worldwide) don't do the job when it comes to stop domestic abuses. I guess that when true sex equality will be achieved this might change... With all the paleolithic men still around there's a long way to go.

Fein told the Daily Beast that Rastogi did not object to the deal with he outlined it to her

I guess he has a written proof of the victim's consent to prosecution reduction, hasn't he?

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NetAdmin challenge: Go to Mars, connect a rover, orbiter and three bases

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Re: Hmmmm

KSP

Kentucky Sucked Pigeons? ^^

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Oh snap! UK Prime Minister Theresa May calls June election

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1PTP SUX

Whatever the winner, (s)he will be chosen by a minority of voters. How could (s)he have any democratic legitimacy when a majority of voters oppose that choice by voting for somebody else?

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Debian bins keys assigned to arrested Russian contributor

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Sticking to old habits

Deporting people who disagree in Siberia is second nature for russian politically motivated puppets judges.

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Drupal sci-fi sex scandal deepens: Now devs spank Dries over Gor bloke's banishment

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Re: It's interesting that some higly disturbed people...

He who hates vices hates mankind.

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Sysadmin 'trashed old bosses' Oracle database with ticking logic bomb'

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Putting at the stake

I'm always surprised to read the full name of someone who wasn't condemned yet. What about presumption of innocence?

Also, it seems we lack information about the motives: why would have this guy do this after so many years being employed by this company? What is the untold part of that story?

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NASA agent faces heat for 'degrading' moon rock sting during which grandmother wet herself

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Pay to live and live to pay

Is there any other country dubbing itself as 'civilized' where doctors can make a diagnosis by calling your bank? "You've got no money, then you are not ill".

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'Tech troll' sues EFF to silence 'Stupid Patent of the Month' blog. Now the EFF sues back

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So Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan wasn't enough?

Since when throwing bombs solve problems?

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All ready for that Easter holiday? Here's a mild MySQL security bug

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Name change

Instead of Oracle, I suggest "Debacle", it would be less deceptive.

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'Nobody's got to use the internet,' argues idiot congressman in row over ISP privacy rules

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there's no point for democracy when ignorance is celebrated

Most worrying, that guy has been elected and will be probably again, and that tells a lot about the intellectual capacities of his voters.

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Three indicted over sex trafficking operation run on Backpage.com

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Re: Suppressing prostitution never works

Prostitutes are not the problem: pimps are.

How many prostitutes have no choice and are forced to prostitute themselves? Most studies say that around 90% of prostitutes are under the "protection" of pimp, when only 10% are free.

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