* Posts by Mandoscottie

62 posts • joined 9 Mar 2012


Using WhatsApp for your business comms? It's either that or reinstall Lotus Notes

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crivvens min

heh top read, and hey some of us STILL have to admin Domino 6.5.4 and notes of the same build fp3....:( about to start testing notes 6.5.4 in W10...its beyond funny, long story, to be fair its rock solid in 7, dont need Zapnotes finally....

Kwik-Fit hit by MOT fail, that's Malware On Target


surprised they were not hit with wannacry last year, then again perhaps it needs at least Win 95b to wreak havoc, clearly cant infect W3.1 due to lack of 21st century icons or something.

Apple hardware priced so high that no one wants to buy it? It's 1983 all over again


i wouldn't, DSG deserve it :P

Holy crappuccino. There's a latte trouble brewing... Bio-boffins reckon 60%+ of coffee species may be doomed


124 species and we basically consume 2 of 124, storm in a T cup (or coffee mug) :P

now for another double espresso of Columbian Supremo beans in the grinder, what else do you need?

Tens to be disappointed as Windows 10 Mobile death date set: Doomed phone OS won't see 2020


Re: Mobile phone partnership with ms.

Nokia were bleeding money like a ripped open anal sphincter by time Ms came a sniffing....it was take MS cash n run or implode, nokia were not the huge comms bemoth they once were in most of their markets by this time. Hell how many of us supported Nokia VPN UTM/Gateways back in the day.

Tbh one of the smartest things Elop ever did, grab cash and GTFO, he saw that Android and Apple had them licked and they were going the way of R.I.M lack of quality apps = dead platform.

Elop and his inner circle probably sat around the board table rubbing their eyes and saying, hold on Ms want to GIVE US the 5.4 BILLION euros, head accountant are you SURE its not the other way round?

No? sell dammit sell!

best bit is the prophetic quote of Ballmer on the deal. Still makes me chuckle.

"Today's announcement is a bold step into the future," said Ballmer. "For Microsoft it is a signature event in our transformation."

Yup, you sure did well there slaphead! Transformation into an even more mediocre company than previously thought achievable...look at them now..../giggle

if its available to you, check the following youtube link to the bbc doc about the rise and fall of Nokia.


Expired cert... Really? #O2down meltdown shows we should fear bungles and bugs more than hackers


Re: Unsuitable owner

no, let them spiral into twatdom with the orange fanny.

We have home grown fannies to screw us over, we dont need to replicate stateside.


due to said pesky bean-counters taking away ALL the beans.


Giff, Gaff, you mean Telefonica aka O2?

Maybe its just me but their adverts really get on my goat, moreso than any other telcos ads (which are bad) every add they spout all i can hear in my head is Liar Liar Bums on fire, your telefonica in disguise you charlatan!

replace Giff Gaff with Tesco, Sky and Lyca......it fits!


Re: Was this

werdsmith, your missing a vital point, your assuming O2 (the company) actually give a fook (shareholders will if share price slides longer than 24hours).

Give it a week and nobody will even remember they had an outage, once they can upload fish face pictures to instatwat or pictures of their lunch to twatbook

Sysadmin sank IBM mainframe by going one VM too deep


Re: Monkeys and snails

you learn something new every day :D

I dont see the monkey though...thats q0-0p IMO

I should know i co own www.q0-0p.co.uk :P

30 spies dead after Iran cracked CIA comms network with, er, Google search – new claim

Big Brother

C= Central I=........

Does anyone else have the laurel and hardy theme tune running through their head? No? Just me then :P

You seriously couldn't make this stuff up, remind me again, the I in CIA,stands for intelligence...right?


How to build your own IT infosec holodeck: A blueprint for crafting a virtual enterprise to prod, test and hack


oooooh im moist thinking of such a playground for work, how awesome would that be a virtualised virtualised enterprise network playground.

Uh oh, think ive gone cross eyed.

Apple emits its much-anticipated updates to Mac, AppleTV, and iOS


or drop your guts......ugh boke!

Softcat scores big in Scotland: Many a mickle makes a muckle


Re: Mony a mickle maks a muckle (or many a little makes a lot)

Errr yup, its old scots slang, it means little, being a Scot myself i can assure you it means a little in scots.

along the lines of the old saying "look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves." pennies = mickle amount of money pounds = muckle amount of money.

Used every day in spoken scots, just as pockled is (means exhausted)


Re: Mony a mickle maks a muckle

dunno what walloper the scotsmans been sooking on but its mickle, always has been.

its scots slang for a small amount, just as muckle is a larger amount. mickle is a tight handfu whereas muckle is a slack handfu

many a pickle makes a lot...that doesnt even make sense loon ;o)

re: softcat, widnea gie them steam aff ma shite, no better than Maplins for "value" RIP.

got that bad cold calling me in the office, I also reported them for unsolicitied calls and our legal dept ripped them apart ;) no more Softcat calls.

Not even "get tae f**** woulda ya!" from a 6' angry tech jock worked.

Sorry friends, I'm afraid I just can't quite afford the Bitcoin to stop that vid from leaking everywhere


heh my dear dad got it also...too funny

cue phone call from a 78 year old freaking out because it states his password (or part of) in the claim, not that hes been surfing porn......again....<sigh> thank F for Webroot web console ;)

Dad, its fake,...no...no...dad...listen dammit....yes thats part of your password but not all of it, thats an old one, lemme guess its your facebook pwd.....Gotcha.

how to prevent it further? Easy dad

1) stop watching bloody porn, your married to my mum!

2) get the F off of facebook!

3) use that bloody password manager i set up for you, and stop using same password for everything!

4) let me look at metaheader data...ok got real senders, address, sit back and watch this dad.

cue me emailing to say ill never find you eh, you potato sucking ukranian fucktard, you picked an infosec engineers dad to try your shite on, get ready for a deluge of gay pron to your "untracable address" you script kiddy retard. enjoy the buttplug on its way to you ;)

Woman who hooked up with over 15 spectres has found her forever phantom after whirlwind romance and plane sex


Explains the spare sandwich, this morning!

I have no words, what a fucktard.

Clearly a sarnie short of a picnic. (goes to hunt down a clip of this morning, gotta see this head-trumpet in action!)

Heatwave shmeatwave: Brit IT departments cool their racks – explicit pics


2nd pic

Utter genius........that has to be the best use of an old RS232 Cisco management cable ever :D

Sysadmin’s worst client was … his mother! Until his sister called for help


subfolders hell

heh I have a user from the olden days who inists on creating subdirectories in a numbered format starting with 1. <longwinded product string>\then1.1 <longwindedproduct string + validation product string>> right up to folder 12. (1.x\1.1 - 1.10 then that right up to ripe 12 and subdirs) She literally sees it as a filing cabinet on the screen..........

And she wonders why we just sit and bubble now, when asked, its claimed, so the folders sit in order....

Doesnt explain the 1. bit though! I suggested perhaps let them sit in alphabetical order, then every product folder she creates from this template (i even built her framework folders empty and ripe for copy & pasting for each new product) will sit in the same order.....but no not good enough....she renames each folder after copying and pasting........

Its got that bad and no-one call tell the stubborn dinosaur the error of her ways, weve started to deploy a sharepoint solution just for her depts paperwork :P


Windows 10 bundles a briefly vulnerable password manager

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Re: Ahh


Check out Dungeons II and 3


even some of the old Dev Team.

Mailsploit: It's 2017, and you can spoof the 'from' in email to fool filters


woohoo! IBM Notes gets a mention somewhere :P

O Christmas wreath, O Christmas wreath, thy potent skunk's in bunches


Re: Not funny in the slightest

@unwarranted triumphalism

LOL what? the stoners couldnt be arsed answering the door (unless it is the dominos or pizza hut driver), never mind having the energy to chase someone or bump them off.

Royal Bank of Scotland website goes TITSUP*


at least they have local branches in times of need......

Just as well they have plenty of local branches to use when this sorta crap happens.....huh.....oh wait.......


Tossers, only slightly better than our other tosspots, BOS.

Flipped both the bird couple years back, moved to Nationwide BS....good god what a difference on all levels :)

Microsoft won't patch Edge browser content security bypass


Im sure all 12 Edge users are currently filling their nappys over this......

Scottish pensioners rage at Virgin cabinet blocking their view


BTOPenreach can also be guilty of these stoaters

my sister inlaw moved into a lovely new house about 6 months ago, entire street completed then BT came in to fit FTTC cabs in the street, they planted it halfway across her neighbours drive......BTW then spent the last 4 weeks moving it across the road! :P

a speshal breed.

Brit folk STILL not getting advertised broadband speeds – survey


I must be one of the rare UK customers, on plusnet fibre and i get the advertised 70Mbit :) not bad for being up the north east of Scotland :)

fibre was only recently available in my street, been rock steady at 70Mbit sync for 4 months now. Due to overheads etc i easily see 68mbit throughput on steam etc.

14.6mbit when I was dsl2.

Authorities go hard on coffee maker for stiff Viagra-powered brew


jesus with the amount of coffee i drink a day....

id be walking round with a boner 24/7......man it would be like i was 19 again :D

What is dead may never die: a new version of OS/2 just arrived


Re: Lotus Notes


Domino 6.5.5 runs a treat on 2k8 R1 x86 (i was bored and wondered) :P and as hard as it may believe, Notes 6.5.4 runs sweet as a nut on W7 x64 (its never been so stable, no more ZapNotes required)...I have the (mis)fortune of still supporting it and being certed in Dom.....sure you have to grant all users R/W to Data folder and notes.ini but its never been so stable....

Tell router update config.... :P reboot schmeeboot

WannaCrypt: Roots, reasons and why scramble patching won't save you now


sadly the gods above us have chosen path 3.........once id stopped crying into a bucket, i ignored and tested everything in between and applied. Im paid t mitigate risk to my direct company, if my parent corp choose a different path, thats their call, but im allright jack ;o)

even now there is still refusal by certain sectors....it beggars belief, I am not one of those sites thank ****

PC repair chap lets tech support scammer log on to his PC. His Linux PC


i used to play along but not these days

I find when they start claiming they are from MS etc,I usually say, aye of course you are,

you scamming pr**k now F**k off and hang up.

works everytime :P that and finally ditching the house phone, if its not MS scammers, it is some twat insisting i had an accident in an Audi...I may work in IT, but I dont have the obligatory Audi A4

RJ11 Pulled out the wall socket for the handset is a fine fix.

74 countries hit by NSA-powered WannaCrypt ransomware backdoor: Emergency fixes emitted by Microsoft for WinXP+


Re: Not again...

"I work at one of the affected NHS places , i wont say which, and I can tell you users can freely download and run .exe files , and im pretty sure they can be sent them through the mail too.

Why would you let that happen?

What possible benefit could there be?

Also , the firewall/proxy whatever (thing that decides wich sites are allowed) can be completely sidestepped by unticking a box in your browser , allowing direct internet access.

surely it sould be set to "proxy or nothing"

Just a few huge obvious security problems i noticed on day one , and did in fact mention in passing , but as the new guy didnt push it . its not my job <cringe>. There are apparently highly skilled people being paid much more than me whose job it is to decide these things , what do i know?

These are not the things that the news seems to think costs too much to implement , these are things that are free to implement on the existing systems and are common fucking sense."

Good to see nothing has changed in the NHS since I left in disgust circa 2003. Patient Db systems built using Paradox because it was free on a cover disk......ahh those were the days....NOT!


can someone remind Amber Rudd why wanting back doors is BAD news.

title says it all!

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


Re: Not again...



we win.

The Dread Server BlackBerry Enterprise is no more


may you burn horrible in the underworld B.E.S.

yaaay may you rest in pieces you horrible horrible pos.!

I dont miss it one bit!! only thing I actually was happy corp moved to iphones for.

Busted Windows 8, 10 update blamed for breaking Brits' DHCP


about fcking time MS this has been a sporadic issue since preview


I have had this issue sporadically for months. Asus N16 router, plusnet and used to be set as DHCP, changed desktop to static months ago and it fizzled out. I eventually set up static WAN addressing with plusnet also (simpler for home VPN) along with DNS servers and haven't looked back.

disabling the Intel NIC for a few seconds seemed to resolve it, when affected i couldnt even hit the IP of the router.

W10 claiming no internet, yet all other wireless devices (non-Win) were perfectly fine.

Seriously MS stop being inept fuckwitts (more than the norm) A tall order I know :)

UK cops spot webcam 'sextortion' plots: How vics can hit stop


I just cant get my bulbous head round this story, surely a good prevention is not to get your cock out over a webcam to begin with?

Possible reprieve for the venerable A-10 Warthog


long live the flying bathtub!

ive been lucky enough to see them up real close and felt the shift of air when the vulcan cannon lets off a salvo...feck me what a masterpiece! BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT tisch.....

A few retired US pilots i know, love it like no other aircraft, no matter what it gets them home.

i actually think its lovely and pretty, i mean whats not to love!



man it gives me goosebumps hearing it :D


Microsoft goes back to the drawing board – literally, with 28" tablet and hockey puck knob


cool a 28" gizmo built well...pity its running the shite they call W10, if its anything like my work issued surface pro 4 itll brick itself with almost every CU, 5th time in a year for me...im done with it, my Sales dept can have it.

Once I muster the will to yet again do the button shuffle and boot off a usb FAT32 hdd to recover the image....piece of overpriced overhyped shit.

lovely hardware, shite software, kinda ironic thats what MS made its name with really huh.....

oh and its confirmed the silver pucka-f*ck works with any W10 box.

3D Ms Paint...woo

What will happen when I'm too old to push? (buttons, that is)


hahah its all so true!!

Ive given up battling the retina burning leds....my biggest gripe these days was replacing all 8 GU10 halogens our previous house owners fitted in living room......brilliant what a cost saving...

Until switching them on that first night, holy mother of god, its like walking into some kind of trippy pearly gate area, white of whiteness......even the cats wearing shades at night!

I ended up removing 4 of the 8 and leaving the hole sin the roof....lol may refit 4 Halogens just to dullen it a bit and not leave holes in the cavities :P

Sinclair fans rejoice: ZX Spectrum Vega+ to launch October 20


I know what im going to repeatedly hint to "santa" for this year :D

for Skool Daze and Turbo Esprit :D

You deleted the customer. What now? Human error - deal with it


Re: I concur with the procedure guides.

@Barry Rueger

"If you're working with intelligent people there's a lot to be gained by teaching them to be self-sufficient . . ."

I agree, except dealing with research scientists, so intelligent its scary, but no common sense whatsoever,

I had one who thought due to IPA not containing water, it was totally ok to "sanitise" a 2 day old laptop and couldnt understand after cleaning, the chiclet laptop keyboard all the keys were blank.......I gave them a sheet of A4 with the alphabet and numbers 0 to 9 on it, a pair of scissors and a pritt stick.

"No I cant call that into Dell for repair...you on drugs? " "thats not accidental damage!" thats user retardation!!"

another blinder is our on market support scientist, the guy should be at NASA, his record is a week of new laptop before he bricked the lan port (snapping connectors inside the port...the mind boggles!!) then a week after replacing the backplane, he managed an Ollie 720 and landed laptop on its lid while powered on onto the hard lab floor......he thought he had put it on his lab bench properly but had only put 1/3 of laptop on it and walked away.........BANG! WTF!

they brighten up my system support job in a biomedical research company daily with their clear lack of common sense. :D

Opera debuts free VPN built into desktop browser


Free VPN facility from a chinese owned browser now...erm thanks but no thanks.

Hacker takes down CEO wire transfer scammers, sends their Win 10 creds to the cops


you have to give them credit, if companies are that inept to enforce 2FA with their banking systems, then fair play, they get everything they deserve.

Even with our company bank accounts enabled with SecureID 2FA (with RBS no less) there really is no excuse.

Remote hacker nabs Win10 logins in 'won't-fix' Safe Mode* attack


I had all the best intentions in the world to keep reading, but i got as far as

The Cyberark man says remote attackers need to have access to a PC before they can spring this trap, which involves rebooting a machine into Safe Mode to take advantage of the lesser security controls offered in that environment."

and switched off.

Riiight so they need direct hardware access BEFORE this is possible.....games already over then if they have direct hardware access, rendering this further exploit pointless.

The next Bond – Basildon or Bass-Ass? YOU decide


Give it to Cameron or Nigel Farage, they got feck all else to do these days :D

I vote Farage (i can see it now a bondesque Condorman type flick) "dickeadman!"

McAfee's back! Intel flogs security software biz, pockets $3.1bn



Given McAfee's leading global market position, loyal customer base, and trusted technology, we see a compelling opportunity to invest in a highly strategic platform that is growing consistently and addressing significant and evolving market demand."

hahahahahahahah <stops for breath> hahahahahahah <struggles to catch a breath> hahahahahah <falls off seat> waaah.

What utter tripe. Global market position lol that still makes me giggle :P you've paid a shitload of wad for a crap joke of a "protection platform". think lump of coal in an ipad retail box :P

/Checks his work calendar to make sure it really is not April 1st.

they are now looking to invest in Bonzai buddy I heard next........

Latest Intel, AMD chips will only run Windows 10 ... and Linux, BSD, OS X


Tell me a better joke....

the Day MS carry this out, is the day ill go to work in just a mankini.....ill bet you a XXXL Yellow mankini they will support them in W7, enterprise would ream them otherwise until at least 2020.

You know the new MS, they never backpedal or change....../S

A USB stick as a file server? We've done it!


@AC LOL thanks you made my Friday :)

Microsoft’s Continuum: Game changer or novelty?


Re: This has been done with Android by many manufacturers


Sorry what? you realise Continuum only works with UWP written apps right? (so 15 apps if your lucky!) x86 apps do not work or supported by design.

the rest of your post is spot on, just replace Windows for Android and a truer word has never been typed :P

yet another idea with MS, watered down i still cant find that reason for the feature (yet)

Microsoft: You liked Windows 10 so much, you'll get 2 more in 2017



Thats because your buying into lifestyle, not an operating system.......;) you only get what you pay for /S


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