Re: Itchy Chin
Ah, they used Sony's magic number generator?
432 posts • joined 14 Sep 2011
Oh god I recall when we had some stupidish comment system which did this at university (10+ years ago). Web....mx? something like that anyway. It was much amusement to the computing students to keep replying to each other constantly on threads they didn't like, causing them to get narrower and narrower until you couldn't see any content anymore.
So much this.
> You know your manager is good when you feel you've let them down and yet they haven't said anything. A bollocking from an ahole has no effect.
I..... once killed DNS for one of our largest clients, for around 2 days, because of a change which I made, backed out (including stupidly removing the change notes for it, as it "hadn't happened") which occurred over a weekend, while a number of staff were on an entirely different continent.
I walked in Monday without a clue nor a care in the world, my team leader turned to me and told me I'd removed the DNS entry from the firewall, why would I have done this?. My face clearly said it all, as it was hardly brought up, until I started giving myself grief over it (and every time there's ever a DNS issue I immediately announce it wasn't me!).
After all, if you're doing the wget - you already know the URI and any information it holds.
As for "Hector Martin tweeted that the stored information survives being moved to a different filesystem, so someone wanting to steal stored URLs from can move it from the target's hard drive to a USB key with no trouble."
So? If the attacker has access to my local file system, I'm already compromised, and if I send them files blindly, I'm an idiot.
And I'm not talking the standard crawling by archive.org, but the creation of a warc file by our friendly archivebot we have on IRC, who crawls sites on demand and submits them as part of archive team.
> Amazon was ordered not to let the advert “appear again in its current form”, and to ensure that some Amazon Prime-labelled items were not available for next-day delivery.
Is it me, or does that second bit not make sense? Was it meant to be 'as some Amazon Prime-labelled items were not available for next-day delivery' I wonder?
How many will now leave anyway.... and miss out on redundancy?
This is worse than the time a large water company took a dump on me, after telling me they were extending my contract, to the next day telling me actually they weren't, and that was my last day.
I took a little time in my lunch break to try and figure out what was so big that it had intel and co running scared....
I found a Video from 2017 (wow that long ago!) showing reading a EC2 instance from an EC2 instance without any kind of permissions...
Is this what the fuss is about? It looks pretty scary to me!
Had a pharamcist one ring me, 'We can't dispense, the computer isn't working!' - after collecting the store details, asking is the computer on at all (no), they then decide to tell me the store is 6 inches deep in water due to a main that burst, and all the electrics are turned off, but they thought they should be able to power on this machine and dispense anyway!
And there's a lesson on why your testing platform runs the _same versions_ as live
If it had, they'd have noticed that during this upgrade it breaks, but as so many places, they seem to have decided to upgrade the test version at some point without actually testing the whole setup.
He'd have seen the inverse relationship between thickness of banana slice, and value associated with and launched the 'bananot' - a banana cut into strips so thin, you wouldn't believe they exist other than the fact they come in a gold plated (warning, not real gold, just some yellow paint) presentation box. Only $1000!
Also available is the 'bananot' which comes in the larger box, and so has more room with it, only $2500!
I find this story very odd.
So the tapes either weren't reading at all, or were reading as different tapes to the ones in the drive - fine.
Now if they weren't reading at all, and to robot thought there was no tape, then surely it would of become very obvious once the robot went to retrieve the tape from the drive, and failed because 'I can't find the tape!'
Terrible debugging and reporting is what caused this problem, exasperated by a customer using unsupported hardware.
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