* Posts by Mike Morris

40 posts • joined 13 Jun 2007

Police extend detention of e-voting critic

Mike Morris
WTF?

Just because we say so

Saying the sky is green doesn't make it so. Denying even the possibility of failure insures it.

Lord Peter views the logfile

Mike Morris
Pint

Pefect

VS: 'Would I be correct in supposin'

Perfect Lord Peter.Sayers would be proud.

Superworm seizes 9m PCs, 'stunned' researchers say

Mike Morris
Alert

Fully Patched is NOT fully protected

MS patches up to date.

AV definitions up to date.

Behind corporate firewall - no idea if THAT means anything.

Scenario: AV software detected 2 files, one quarantined, the other untouchable - oops.

Requires a supershell to allow permissions changes to registry to even see where the services were hacked so that the bastard worm could be disabled and destroyed.

Took several hours to clean all the machines in the office - most fully patched XP & 2000 boxes of the 2 different Downadup varieties we encountered.

'Lord of the Universe' disciple exits Wikipedia

Mike Morris
Coat

Wiki Joke

Many colleges wont accept citations from wiki in their papers. I winder why?

Hotmail users bitch and moan about new interface

Mike Morris
Unhappy

Comcast did this too

Actually, comcast didn't even give us a comparison period to allow you to use the new or the old. One day, without warning, mail stops working and you don't get it back without restarting into the new crap. No going back. At all. Ever. Tough Love. Most people also experienced comcast's servers going out for half a day as well, making a customer service nightmare. Bully for them.

I really don't mind comcast's new look but they dropped functionality which is extremely painful. I have 3 accounts but can only use one at a time. In order to have full use of each account's folders, send & receive, I have to log out and log back in. The old format supported a mailbox manager which made this very easy & painless.

They claim they are working on it but I have my doubts. I am in the process of migrating to another mail service so this will just accelerate that process.

Channel 4 in Heathrow Playmobil reconstruction shocker

Mike Morris
Thumb Up

A little credit....

....is most definitely due to El Reg for blazing the Playmobil trail. Using those cute little plastic creatures to depict the harrowing situation at T5 among others is priceless. You'd have to expect a little ripoff flattery.

Cheers,

Mike

CookieMonster nabs user creds from secure sites

Mike Morris
Unhappy

COMCAST - FAIL

This is for email and account management. Both have the secure cookie, both ignore it's deletion.

Cheers,

Mike

BOFH: Lock and reload

Mike Morris
Coat

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Could save us a lot of wondering if you'd post a "No BOFH" on the weeks Simon has too much time in at the pub, I mean holiday. I'm off...

Cheers,

Mike

Erotic artist urges spanking for Jacqui Smith

Mike Morris
Happy

'Bout Time

Imagine a developed country besides the US dealing with this rot! You can take the whole lot of puritans back if you'd like them. We're certainly tired of them here.

Cheers

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: Further poster outrage

Mike Morris
Heart

Ah....

It's Friday!

Cheers

Bus-spotting paedo terror bust: Shock CCTV image

Mike Morris
Happy

How many?

Simply marvelous. Lester packed more stories into this one photo than nuts in the Volvo.

I counted 5 but I'm sure I missed something.

Cheers,

Mike

Croydon devil dog execution: Exclusive photo

Mike Morris
Happy

Nice work...

Not sure about the potential for a crossfire problem between the 2 remaining coppers, but the whole thing will certainly be "cleared" up by Optimus shortly.

Enjoy a well earned weekend off Lester.

Cheers,

Mike

Phorm failed to mention 'illegal' trials at Home Office meeting in 2007

Mike Morris
Alert

Phorm Strategy Meeting...

Been to meetings like this one as I'm sure many of you have:

Phorm exec with a wee bit of integrity: "How can we test this stuff? We'll need gobs of permissions & disclosures. It will take time & cause problems."

Typical Phorm exec: "Ask for permission or ask for forgiveness? Go with the forgiveness angle so we can move forward now and clean up the mess later or not at all."

And so it goes. No ethics. No conscience. All business and bean counting.

Cheers,

Mike

Firefox 3 Download Day falls flat on face

Mike Morris
Go

Good one...

Less than a minute to download, less than a minute to install including an update to google toolbar. All my add-ons seem to work. (Will need a few days to really check most functionality.) Seems a bit quicker. Need to play a bit more to see what's hot but no issues with minimum required functionality unlike some versions of IE which fell over on start.

Cheers,

Mike

BOFH: Shafting the consultants over the new layout

Mike Morris
Paris Hilton

Oh, well...

All that dust and not a lick of sense between either of the COF's. Pole dancing anyone? Paris 'cause she could do SOMETHING with that setup...

Cheers

Mike

Hummer glummer on high oil price bummer

Mike Morris
Alien

Ignored

US automakers have ignored the fuel efficiency thing forever and are once again, caught out. Lots of morons out there who still want the hummer crap but GM finally realizes that's a dead end.

Sad really. GM especially could have been the one to innovate hydrogen cell cars as they WERE large enough to have started building the infrastructure. Or any other promising tech. Now they are sucking hind tit again. I'll bet Wagonner's bonus doesn't suck though.

Cheers,

Mike

T5 Transformers t-shirt bust: Shock snap

Mike Morris
Happy

Yes!

...and it's not yet Friday. We've got playmobil on a Tuesday. Nice job Lester.

Cheers,

Mike

Heathrow T5 security tackles Transformers t-shirt threat

Mike Morris
Joke

Yikes!

This should be a joke but...

...and I thought the TSA had hired all the loons here in the states. Thank you T5 for reducing the load on this side of the pond.

Cheers

Mike

Windows XP SP3 sends PCs into endless reboot

Mike Morris
Thumb Up

3 for 3

Two desktops and one laptop, all went ok into SP3 land.

Cheers,

Mike

El Reg obtains snap of OGC logo reveal

Mike Morris
Happy

Excellent...

Another fine use of the toy box contents to boost a Friday's happiness quotient.

Thanks & Cheers,

Mike

Dutch transit card crippled by multihacks

Mike Morris

Charlie..

In reality the song was a political campaign song for one George O'Brien.

From http://www.ktracy.com/?p=957

Mr. O’Brien was a Progressive Socialist Party Candidate for Mayor in Boston in 1948.

He was against a plan to add a nickel "exit" fare to the ten cent per ride transport system.

The Kingston Trio made it more or less well known years later.

I guess with the new crackable cards we could be rolling those fares back to 1948 prices...

Cheers,

Mike

Creative threatens developer over home-brewed Vista drivers

Mike Morris
Stop

Don't own any creative hw..

... but I certainly won't be buying any in the future as a result of this stupidity. Any possible loss of their IP has been totally wiped out by this massive PR fiasco.

In the US this sort of nonsense is happening more and more frequently. A seeming injustice is thrown out to the public with almost universal condemnation of the perps. It seems the bean counters and pencil pushers are so inept they just don't understand the market they are in any longer.

Power to the people - after all, we pay the bills.

Cheers,

Mike

US allows visual inspections of nipple rings

Mike Morris
Thumb Down

Shoes are a potential weapon...

@James Bassett,

You have really got you head buried somewhere. Shoes ARE a potential, if anemic, weapon as (almost) demonstrated by Richard Reid.

The issue in Lubbock is common sense and human sensitivity, both obviously lacking with you AND the TSA. TSA had the option of a pat down by a female agent or removal. They chose the most denigrating option and then snickered about it. Morons - insensitive morons.

Happy flying,

Mike

El Reg reconstructs Heathrow T5 chaos

Mike Morris
Go

Spent a lot...

.. on lego & playmobil for the kiddies when they were little. They used to play for hours setting up weddings, funerals, vacations, battles, etc. All sorts of environments at their mental and plastic fingertips. Had no idea they got jobs in the UK.

Cheers,

Mike

Civil Serf blogger faces disciplinary action

Mike Morris
Go

Not sure what outcome to hope for...

If she's kept on after 'suitable discipline', she will indeed be in a limited position. if she's fired, she can attempt to capitalize on notoriety and even continue the attacks / expose' in the name of serving the people's interest. Certainly hope the discipline extends to looking into the conduct she's been complaining about.

Cheers,

Mike

BOFH: Impatience

Mike Morris
Coat

I need one....

Really, I need to get my own PFY. So much energy, so useful.

Cheers,

Mike

Boozed Belarusian dodges birthday train squish

Mike Morris
Alien

Darwin disappointed...

Really the best case for intelligent design I've heard to date.

Critical Outlook and Excel bugs star in March Patch Tuesday

Mike Morris
Gates Horns

Patches Location

@David L Hughes

The office patches are located on a different system. Google Officeupdate and click the office update for your version.

Mine have never been included on windows update. Always had to check if there were office updates separately.

Cheers,

Mike

Drunken Korean attempts to cook landlady's Chihuahua

Mike Morris
Coat

Connections?

Do you suppose we could get that German bloke with the fire extinguisher fetish to help out here?

Cheers

Some firm named Unisys does something

Mike Morris
Black Helicopters

Sad really

I worked at a little cmos ic company around the corner from a big Sperry facility that got renamed Unisys during my time in silicon valley. The building (in my memory at least) was 2 blocks long, black or dark gray with a stripe (red?) at the top. How do you lose something that big???

Fire extinguisher resolves German smoking dispute

Mike Morris
Coat

Live longer and dumber...

I gave up the weed years ago and have periodically felt smugly superior for my triumph. Alas, this twit has definitively shown that brains and backy-free are not necessarily a guaranteed pairing.

OTOH, One of those kid happy super-soakers might have been the preferred attack vector here. Certainly would have been easier to clean up.

Cheers

Google absolved of 'crimes against humanity'

Mike Morris
Alert

Worse yet...

This loon is eligible to vote in my state.

BOFH: The Silence of the Servers

Mike Morris
Black Helicopters

Another tour de FORCE!

Excellent!

The building which houses my servers is scheduled for a 2 hour power cut this weekend. Sure hope the UPS is up to the task as we had a battery fault last week that mysteriously went away.... Where is that flashlight anyway?

BOFH: Xmas party: Get a wriggle on

Mike Morris
Coat

And yet another....

...perfect opportunity to use the still absent beer icon. I'll just grab my coat on the way out to toast another fine mess, I mean episode!

Exploding mobile battery suspected in S Korea fatality

Mike Morris
Coat

Making up a story from too few facts...

Fun, fun. Since we have almost NO factual or forensic info, we can assume anything. I like the blasting cap idea but that's too mundane. First, since he owns a mobile and works in a quarry, he's management therefore hated by the rest of the crew. He's always on the phone and getting out of way too much work. His co-workers, having enough of this poor guy's shirking, connect the blasting cap (knew I could use it somehow) to the phone's speaker, duct tape the phone to the guy's body, render him immobile (more duct tape) and call the phone from behind a rock pile or some piece of heavy equipment. Battery never had a chance. Almost good enough for a BQOFH.

Apologoes to BOFH.

I'm gone...

Mr and Mrs Renault cannot name daughter Megane

Mike Morris

Yet another lame example

Friends of my parents, whose name was Apple, named their kid Justin.

Serial killer for sure...

Cheers

Mum given young nympho's phone number

Mike Morris

Not just Virgin's issue

I have land line service with Verizon and for over a year I got calls from creditors, annoying salesmen (are there any other kind?) and school administrators looking for someone (or their kid) who must have had the number earlier. Early on I called Verizon support and was assured that my name would be put in their directory in place of "Robert's". The calls continued unabated but I just got used to erasing them.

Eighteen months later I come to find out that Robert is still on the directory (big surprise). I'm moving again and wonder whose calls I'll be getting next year.

Cheers

Mike

Student's suspension for IM buddy icon upheld by US court

Mike Morris

Thomas - the legal liliputian

Someone should look into this hypocritical and small minded jurist and see what his take on free speech was while he attended school. If he was normal (doubtful), he expressed ideas, maybe even radical ones to see how the felt, fit and could work into his growth as a human being. If he was too dim or too timid to express anything but the day's pap, he once again confirms most people's low expectations for his legal opinions. This decision now condemns a generation of potential free thinkers to the oblivion of conventionality and possibly contributes to the frustrated actions of a few individuals that really do disrupt school in a very bad way. A sad representation of our country and the ideals once strongly supported here for learning. No moron left behind. Our schools are no longer even remotely aimed at education, only control.

Cheers

'Shut your head and be pheasant'

Mike Morris

A Marvel...

... of spare time and energy. Addicting really.

Cheers,

Mike

Fancy an earful? Click here for tech support

Mike Morris

Link is commented out...

Probably an indication that a change is imminent...same as with poor Rufus' employment status. A view source reveals:

<tr>

<td width="75%">Firmware 2/16/06</td>

<td><!--<a href="http://www.gadspot.com/images/20060216-Gad-C010.rar">-->

<b>Download</b></td>

</tr>

If you really want the firmware, copy & paste the link. It downloaded as of 2:40pm 13 Jun edt.

Cheers

Mike

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