* Posts by 1Rafayal

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Agile consultant behind UK's disastrous Common Platform Programme steps down

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Re: Agile == Fragile

@Charlie Clark

Quite true.

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Re: Agile doesn't work

Agile isnt the reason this project failed.

It failed because its a government IT project and would have failed regardless of the project methodology used.

Your comments on security make no sense what so ever.

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Re: 1Rafayal - "it doesnt have anything to do with the individual talents of any one person"

Looks like we have some AC's who have never worked in a team of others.

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Re: Agile doesn't work

How is Agile less secure than a waterfall methodology?

Or any other project management methodology?

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Re: Agile doesn't work

Sounds like you dont know what Agile actually is. It goes beyond the work of one single developer.

The whole point of Agile is to deliver small amounts of work on a very regular basis, it doesnt have anything to do with the individual talents of any one person - much in the same way as every project methodology doesnt rely on this.

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Windows 10 S forces Bing, Edge on your kids. If you don't like it, get Win10 Pro – Microsoft

1Rafayal

Re: Meh, I give it a few months

Many, many laptops and desktops have a TPM installed.

It's not a quirk for ChromeBooks

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Re: "The difference with ChromeOS is that they didn't take an existing OS"

ChromeOS is a Linux.

It uses the Linux kernel

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Welsh Linux Mint terror nerd jailed for 8 years

1Rafayal

Re: Push Pull

To do that would mean creating a nation state.

Creating a new state means that people can go to war with them directly etc.

Plus, why would an organisation want to equip its members with passports that no country would honour and identify the holder as an ISIS supporter?

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Re: Clickbait headline

Yes, and if he had stored them on an EC2 instance running veracrypt, things could have been harder.

The point is that this guy learned enough about cyber security to make his plans a reality.

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Re: Clickbait headline

He used Linux Mint on a USB drive to store documents relating to terrorism.

Seems pretty straight forward to me.

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Pen-tester gets past Microsoft VB macro barriers

1Rafayal

Re: Actual impact & securing a network against this...

I dont think this affects Office 365, at least the article didnt mention it anyway...

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Jimbo announces Team Wikipedia: 'Global News Police'

1Rafayal

Will professional journalists want to rub shoulders with random members of the public?

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

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If you dont like ISIS, just pretend they dont exist

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Who really gives a toss if it's agile or not?

1Rafayal

Re: Agile only works if all stakeholders agree on an outcome

what, you mean just like every other methodology?

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Elastifile delivers stretchy file software

1Rafayal

Re: Built into Windows Server and Linux?

sorry, what part of this is already built into these OS's?

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Head of US military kit-testing slams F-35, says it's scarcely fit to fly

1Rafayal

mandate for independence!

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Happy birthday: Jimbo Wales' sweet 16 Wikipedia fails

1Rafayal

Didnt the Scottish Government base its 2014 iteration of the neverendum on Wikipedia misinformation tactics?

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Amazon S3-izure cause: Half the web vanished because an AWS bod fat-fingered a command

1Rafayal

Re: Isn't puppet , chef , and Jenkins .. CI/CD .... devops

Hmm, no, it isnt.

DevOps is intended to support developers. Clue is in the name.

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Tuesday's AWS S3-izure exposes Amazon-sized internet bottleneck

1Rafayal

Guess you have never tried to run your infrastructure in the could then...

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Google devs try to create new global namespace

1Rafayal

Re: Details?

the cloud can be backup, if you want it to be. Just in the same way as any on prem server can be backup.

it all comes down to implementation.

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Oh happy day! Linus Torvalds has given the world Linux 4.10

1Rafayal

Re: my 2.6.32 and 3.10 kernels work well

because perhaps you might need some of the stuff this kernel brings to the table?

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Nokia's 3310 revival – what's NEXT? Vote now

1Rafayal

proud owner of a Series 5 and a Series 5 MX here

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Windows 10: What is it good for? Microsoft pitches to devs ahead of Creators Update

1Rafayal

Re: Distorted reality

Or, you are just reading a thread about Windows on The Register - where saying the worst things, accurate or not, about Microsoft is a sport.

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Re: The use case for W10 is now very small...

@MyBackDoor

Not sure what point you are trying to make. But you are aware there is an educational license for Windows? Or is this irrelevant to what ever rant you are on?

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@Mage, Windows 10 is perfectly fine for business. Just because you dont like Windows 10 doesnt change this fact.

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Re: The use case for W10 is now very small...

Universities tend not to qualify for Enterprise versions of Windows 10....

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Who's behind the Kodi TV streaming stick crackdown?

1Rafayal

Re: Said it before, will say it again

P Lee, DVD is soooo 2008

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update crushed exploits without need of patches

1Rafayal

Re: Windows is the lowest form of Desktop Experience available

I just did this on Windows 10 with Edge.

The first link you get is for Mozilla, not an advert.

The problem isnt to do with Bing or Edge, if you are seeing loads of crap ads then it means you have something on your machine that shouldnt be there.

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Re: Windows is the lowest form of Desktop Experience available

if the installation was slipstreamed, there is no telling what "features" some helpful little teenager has put in...

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Putting the 'Port' in Portal: Old-school fan brings game to Apple II

1Rafayal

Re: 6502 assembler code

Ironically, 6502 assembler was one of the very first things I learned - in 1998.

Was in the Royal Signals at the time, which caused the need.

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Ansible patches 'own the farm' vulnerability

1Rafayal

Re: So as usual it's an issue of Facts checking...

calling "facts" is a pretty self explanatory thing to do. Not sure how that is a silly name for a command that gathers facts..

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Ex-soldier pleads guilty to terror crime after not revealing iPhone PIN

1Rafayal

Re: Something fishy about this story

I agree, given the large number of foreign fighters the Kurds have with them, it seems odd that the police decided to do their best to "put off" just one of them.

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Remember that amazing video of the whale leaping out the gym floor and splashing down? Yeah, it was BS

1Rafayal

It's refreshing to see this type of article back on the reg.

It's pieces like this that brought me here in the first place. Let's see if we can get back to the good old days

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'Tesco Bank's major vulnerability is its ownership by Tesco,' claims ex-employee

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RBS

Says it all really.

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Shhhhh! If you're quiet, Linus Torvalds might release a new Linux

1Rafayal

Re: Odd use of terminology

Its an RC until otherwise proven.

Yes, it might contain bugs. But until you quantify what those bugs are etc, its still an RC.

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Sega MegaDrive/Genesis lives again, in Brazil!

1Rafayal

I saw that fat idiot ReviewtechUSA had a video about this on Youtube. I didnt watch it though.

This looks pretty compelling though, Eurogamer suggests this is a hardware clone as opposed to an emulation.

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We're going to have to start making changes or the adults will do it for us

1Rafayal

ffs...

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More movie and TV binge-streaming sites join UK banned list

1Rafayal

Re: Thanks, MPAA

You dont even need to go that far, you can just install Kodi on your phone and cast to whatever TV.

Very handy in hotels when on business trips, so I am told.

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Outlook-on-Android alternative 'Nine' leaked Exchange Server creds

1Rafayal

I always used Aqua mail, but I am intrigued by this app.

Hopefully they will get this sorted, then I can take a look.

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Windows 10 market share fell in September

1Rafayal

why would you not be using Windows 10 Pro, or even Enterprise, for a certification course?

From what you are saying, thats the vanilla version of Windows 10 you have installed there and as far as I know Macafee pop ups are just as annoying, regardless of which version of Windows you installed.

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Someone picked the wrong example with Dell here.

As a consumer, Dell only offers certain versions of Windows for it laptops and desktops and none of those are Windows 7.

For professional consumers, they do offer a different OS when you configure their devices and you can get an OS as old as Windows 7 Pro, and you are right, it will come with a Windows 10 license.

The trouble is, most business tend not to worry about the licenses that come with the hardware - they will have some form of volume licensing agreement with someone, or maybe they are part of the MS partnership program.

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Dell doesnt sell you a Win 10 machine and then offer to downgrade it for you. They offer to sell you a machine with an OS installed and it is up to you to choose which OS you want. If Dell are selling more WIndows 7 machines to the public, then it makes no impact to the initial report.

If businesses are buying Windows 10 machines, then that is what they will be getting. Its up to the business to put whatever OS they see fit on there once it comes to issuing their kit out.

So when they are ready to do their Win 10 rollout, they already have the kit out there ready to support the new OS along with the licensing they need.

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Zilog reveals very, very distant heir to the Z80 empire

1Rafayal

I seem to remember hearing that the Sega Master System also used a customised Z80 as its CPU?

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DevOps: The spotty faced yoof waiting to blossom

1Rafayal

Re: Devops is not about Development personnel!

Who do you think administers/develops your CI/CD function?

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We live in a world where a 'Hamdog' burger hybrid is patented

1Rafayal

Didnt KFC already do this with the Double Down Dog?

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She cannae take it, Captain Kirk! USS Zumwalt breaks down

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has Apple patented this yet?

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Conviction by computer: Ministry of Justice wants defendants to plead guilty online

1Rafayal

Re: Ive got a solution...

who is going to pay for the upkeep of all these coin operated train toilets?

who is going to administer the systems that give people on ESA free train tickets - to where ever they want to go?

why should these people get free tickets like this when I have to spend thousands a year to do the same journey, day in day out? If you have an interview that needs a £20 train ticket that you cannot afford, then you need to ask yourself, can I afford the commute to this job?

why should the BBC be forced into becoming a subscription TV company?

why should the BBC be forced into giving up a lucrative show such as Top Gear?

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Dark web drug sellers shutter location-tracking EXIF data from photos

1Rafayal

whats up with all the AC's on this one?

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Teenage noughties protocol BitTorrent reinvents itself again

1Rafayal

bit torrent has always offered an interesting solution for getting large amounts of data across poor networks spread across geographically distant locations.

I have floated it a number of times for potential solutions, but it has always had a bad press for the piracy thing.

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HP doorsteps Apple shoppers at the altar of dreams

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triggered

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