* Posts by mr. deadlift

102 posts • joined 12 Oct 2012

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Uber borgs with Yandex's ride-sharing biz in Russosphere

mr. deadlift

Yandex

aren't they those lovely folks hosting crypto cnc servers and payment methods to said baddies?

yeah lovely...

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nbn™ hits the half-way mark – but has more than half of the job left

mr. deadlift

That report, released on May 11th, 2017, tells us that nbn™ had 4,621,404 premises ready for service, but just 2,010,210 activated.

I wonder what percentage of them are MTM/HFC clustardfucks, im one of those stats and would dearly love five minutes alone with Minister Fifeild, i really would!

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RED ALERT! High-speed alien fugitives are invading our Milky Way

mr. deadlift
Joke

A new standard in intergalactic warfare!

When you get sick of lobbing rocks at your nemesis' homeworld, send a star! For complete obliteration.

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Mainframe TITSUP totals Oz tax tech, again

mr. deadlift

I'm going with

the 3par.

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Going to Mars may give you cancer, warns doc

mr. deadlift

Look

do you want to be one of the Fantastic Four or not?

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Twice-crashed HPE SANs at Oz Tax Office built for speed, not strength, and turned off error reporting

mr. deadlift

So, whoever set it up, or tampered with it really fcsked it up.

Correct me here but in the past someone from Texas/3Par/HPE usually called re: the monitoring and such. Asking to get it optimized or that an alert was triggered or couldn't be seen, and so on. Or at least i recall they used to do this.

Or has the service taken such a slide?

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Microsoft to spooks: WannaCrypt was inevitable, quit hoarding

mr. deadlift

XP

So, you've got an xp machine with core functionality.

Why isn't it vlan'd off from the rest of the herd, like the leper it clearly is?

So, you've got a herd of lepers? Take heed of that ditty from Dickinson et.al, Run to the hills...

Still, it's not just xp copping the brunt is it. Bad luck if you're dealing with this one.

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Oracle links to LinkedIn so its salesware can sniff you out

mr. deadlift
Trollface

Re: The problem with linkedIn is

Solution:

Take a trip to an EU country.

Become citizen or perma resident, whatever enables you to execute step three

Tell EU bureaucracy that LI are violating your privacy.

????

Profit.

Couldn't to visit right?

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IBM. Sigh. Revenues. Sigh. Down. Sigh. For the 20th quarter in a row

mr. deadlift

Read title

thought of Maurice Moss looking for his tea cup.

On related note, could not happen to a nicer company.

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Dieting cannibals: At last, a scientist has calculated calories for human body parts

mr. deadlift
Pint

Fa-fa-fa-fava beans and Chianti please, I'm hungry.

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Facebook's going to block revenge smut with AI. Or humans. Or both

mr. deadlift

Bigger problems to worry about.

I think maybe live kiddie rape might have been prioritized a little higher on their things-we-ought-to-stop-on-Facebook list. I'm still baffled this actually happed without some kind of flags at zucktown going off.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/04/03/second-juvenile-15-arrested-facebook-live-gang-rape/99999198/

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Australian Tax Office stays schtum on whether HPE outages report is complete

mr. deadlift

the writing was on the wall

When El Reg, FOI'd and got denied, ATO citing diversion of resources, (paraphrased)

Good effort team but one thinks that will be the last we'll hear it.

Let's assume someone ripped a shelf out with cables attached...

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Wi-Fi sex toy with built-in camera fails penetration test

mr. deadlift
Coffee/keyboard

the smut level.

Is off the scale.

You could have at least posted this on Friday.

Rooted dildo, ::snigger::

Ah, so much for a professional look at my desk...

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Is that a Veeam in HPE's eye? IT giant may gobble backup biz

mr. deadlift

You forgot to shit-tier the vendor support.

Also being a great product, Veeam alongside their customer support is just a delight if you need to engage. (in Aus at least)

I hope HPE stay away from this one.

Maybe they are trying to prevent Dell getting into it for the ultimate VMware and DR/Relica/Backup stack.

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DNS lookups can reveal every web page you visit, says German boffin

mr. deadlift

Re: Now we know..

you pop chrome on that stack and it's game over.

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Oxford Uni boffins say internet filters probably won't protect teens

mr. deadlift

Re: Anon for reasons - Basically to avoid the SJW'ers

Well yeah, hormones but also, kids don't process anything like an adult -or at least very little. They can't, their brains are still developing, especially young males they are not even on same planet some would argue.

Treating adolescents like smaller adults demonstrates a lack of empathy, if anyone has the answers i'm all ears, but shoehorning them into adult constructed pigeon holes is probably going to do more harm than good.

They are not fully grown yet, they will be, but as far as young folks are concerned they are always correct 10ft+ tall and bullet proof. This kind of behaviour should be expected i guess.

ib4 back in my day rants.

We can always do better looking after young people, and getting them ready for the future.

Just look at what religion has done to them.

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Microsoft: Can't wait for ARM to power MOST of our cloud data centers! Take that, Intel! Ha! Ha!

mr. deadlift

Re: Question

my guess is the hardware abstraction layer may not be needed?

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Ex penetrated us almost 700 times through secret backdoor, biz alleges

mr. deadlift

Re: Tough one

i don't think tough one, his replacement assuming they hired one fucked up.

does that not keep any admin up at night thinking, they guy that i replaced is probably ripping my network up? how hard is it to audit vpn accounts, takes a day even in a large network. oh jmanning that guy does, or does not exist. okay disabled. if it he calls back go through established authentication procedures via the helpdesk. Colombia need to take a bit of responsibility too.

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nbn™ is installing new hybrid-fibre coax cables

mr. deadlift

Re: Thanks

Naiiicceeee Gaarrrryyyy!

don't forget we punch them too!

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Yahoo! dysfunction! meant! security! warnings! were! ignored!

mr. deadlift
Trollface

Re: The entire Yahoo board should be sacked

do you mean the kind of CEO that argues with the CTO nerd while this is all happening, who then resigns and heads to team Zuck?

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Centrelink needed 370 extra staff to automate data matching

mr. deadlift

i hate to point out the policy thingo

what's it called, ideolo... something.

something that's not involved in energy policy, oh no.

i thought the incumbent cf-of-public-servants know as the they government were against this kind of large government model.

i trust the irony's not lost on anyone.

furthermore, i for one thank our Keynesian overlords, for paying an operator to automate a stuffed envelope, then paying an operator to expunge it from the record.

while one of the big four are making big margins, while laying off local staff here in melbourne whilst eyeing up big tax cuts and aus post paying good money for ceos, it really is heartening to see the government keep jobs in house.

it's like yes minister, and blackadder all rolled into one, it really shouldn't be this laughable nor enjoyable... but it is, it really is.

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BS Detection 101 becomes actual University subject

mr. deadlift

I don't think number lie, unless i've taken a wrong turn somewhere and ended up in bizzaro something.

Do not the good folks, for nefarious ends, presenting the numbers lie?

Still, spotting a bullshitter and bull shit related methods must help and have productive outcomes for society, especially when applied to the political vomit-sphere.

All power to you.

Now if we can just get some practical skills into secondary schools: like how to do you taxes and balancing a credit cards, along side running a household, we'll be on to a winner.

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NZ firm tucks into $27m on the back of VR 'hologram' promise

mr. deadlift
Trollface

I used to be...

...a VR gamer like you.

Then i took a laser to the knee, then my eye, then my other eye.

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Zuckerberg thinks he's cyber-Jesus – and publishes a 6,000-word world-saving manifesto

mr. deadlift
Pint

meh

You know what they say, "Those who can't do, teach."

I feel a bit of that coming out in this article.

So Zuck's out there doing, doing whatever he wants and writing trailing missives and diatribes.

Possibly imbibing or taking A class substances while doing so.

BFD, you use Zuck's "infrastructure" you better believe he's going to be a rational actor in the market and pump that shit up, hype that brand and become even more monolithic.

I conclude simply by saying this:

What's freindface and why do i need it?

happy weekend!

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HPE blames solid state drive failure for outages at Australian Tax Office

mr. deadlift

Or

Dodgy disk excuse invalidate use of HPE storage arrays.

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Don’t panic over cyber-terrorism: Daesh-bags still at script kiddie level

mr. deadlift

Re: "saner heads should prevail"

my thoughts exactly.

clown's running the show and utterly dismissive of the intelligence community.

yeah, i'd be bloody scared too, low level threat or not.

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Revealed: Web servers used by disk-nuking Shamoon cyberweapon

mr. deadlift
Pint

yep you're right on that one.

https inspection would have nixed that one.

some good extension restrictions should have pinned it too, why are non it (presumably) users downloading .ps1 scripts, i suppose it could be a .txt and renamed but i am speculating on that.

how are machines still getting pwnd by macroes?

i find the PS vector quite intriguing, as i dont think the attackers have thought, lets try this and see how it goes, i am thinking someone was working there first and doing a little recon.

someone must have known/done some footwork beforehand to prep for the social/phish engineering.

i bet you there a little bit more to it yet.

- why is the execution policy set to unrestricted?

- are users admins on their machines?

- where's the use of GP?

- did they learn nothing from stuxnet/crypto outbreaks?

enquiring minds want to know, as it seems like it admin 101.

the simplicity of it all is quite astonishing.

beer 'cause friday and i don't have to deal with it.

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Australian Tax Office's HPE SAN failed twice in slightly different ways

mr. deadlift

you pay it to get the result you want. i thought everyone knew that.

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mr. deadlift

surely it's net-raided.

so one shelf's gone and taken another one or they don't have another one in play?

i cant believe it's been faffed so badly, would be great to read how this actually played out.

either way someone at HPE is getting a bonus for selling all that kit.

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Feds snooping on your email without a warrant? US lawmakers are on a war path to stop that

mr. deadlift
Coat

soo

they are trying to modernise at 30+ year old law.

hmmm.

while we're at it may we can look at other anachronistic behavior.

for example voting on the first tuesday after Nov. 1, allowing the plebs to get their horse and buggy to market on Wednesday.

maybe not having a polling day when everyone is likely WORKING their JOBS may impair results such as Mr T in office. electoral and college debates aside.

excuse me im off to replace muh wagon wheel.

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China announces it wants more immigrants, better diplomats and science-led industry

mr. deadlift

okay, but...

tell you what CN, repeal your one-party system, take human rights and patent/IP abuses seriously and then we in turn can take you seriously.

also, Mao was a terrible person.

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Imagine a ChromeOS-style Windows 10 ... oh wait, there it is and it's called Windows Cloud

mr. deadlift

Re: Funny that privacy isn't even mentioned as an issue here...

you mean those MS employees that check onedir for objectionable material?

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Trump signs 'no privacy for non-Americans' order – what does that mean for rest of us?

mr. deadlift

Re: Trump has become more deranged

how many Fallout games have you played? Be honest.

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China's Great Firewall to crack down on unofficial VPNs – state-approved net connections only

mr. deadlift

"They will also have to demonstrate to the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences that they have hardened up the security of their services to deal with current internet threats."

Where only IPSEC vpns will work on the mainland since SSL vpns are too hard to crack and inspect packets and therefore dropped.

I ain't calling out the regime on hypocrisy. Wait, looks as if i am.

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Australia's Department of Social Services pushing ahead with data-matching plans

mr. deadlift
Pint

data audit pensioners you say?

enjoy not getting re-elected, dummies.

would inject more profanity but proxy at work doesn't like me swears.

would rdp and post elsewhere but lazy.

beer on friday!

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Smart guns are a neat idea on paper. They'll never survive reality

mr. deadlift
Trollface

pft

everyone knows this is clearly the progenitor to the LawMaker of Dredd fame.

I for one welcome our dystopian future police/judiciary overlords, etc. etc.

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Thanks, Obama: NSA to stream raw intelligence into FBI, DEA and pals

mr. deadlift
Pint

only when it comes to the upside down that is.

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Australian national census fails in the IBM cloud

mr. deadlift

IBM, i shoulda known.

there's a reason they're prohibited in QLD, you know.

oh well guess el reg saw it coming and had this ready to go.

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Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image. Repeat. Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image

mr. deadlift
Joke

Re: Not sure if I should be happy

This behavior could incite other vendors leading to anarchy of biblical proportions...

...it's in Revelations people!

K Brockman if you are looking for the quote.

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Microsoft and Facebook, swimming in the sea,
N-E-T-W-O-R-K-I-N-G

mr. deadlift

Meanwhile

a child in Australia waits...

for 21st century speeds.

Yeah okay apples and oranges and strawman, but please indulge me.

Look at this, August - October, completed. In that year, that year!

The scale is just continent to continent, do you think Aus. could manage that on land?

Crikey! i tell you what, if you left it to the Aus. government, they'd put it down, tell you couldn't use it, sell it, back to their mates, tell you to put another down, tell you couldn't use that again because it was inferior product and is now useless, shoot you in the foot then tell you start walking, all with your money - taxpayer money.

I wouldn't usually espouse this, for obvious reasons, but do we need to consider reputable private companies to get vital infrastructure projects completed?

As a tax payer, i love so see the executive piss all that cash away, and less and less essential projects seem to be completed competently by elected officials. That should be grounds for a halt, the governments, both state and federal seem to incapable of hitting the broad side of a barn.

These catastrophic failures in delivery - the outcomes of which are detestable, scare the living shit out of me.

The future just reeks of cronyism and incompetence, which will be ironic as Australia slowly pitches into a second rate global citizen.

In other news, kudos FB and M$, i hope you play nice with your new link.

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Victims stranded as ID thieves raid Aussie driver licences

mr. deadlift
Mushroom

Good lord,

a government organisation taking action out side their day-to-day scope.

...does not compute.

annoying to know something as simple as a digit change could circumvent such an easy fraud exploit.

jeezus, just allocate a range to drivers that i dont know they might need through their lifetime, not just one, farkkk.

oh no, ipv6!

does not compute...

governance in general sucks. plainly fucking sucks.

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Censorship FTW! China bans Paris Hilton, minor Kardashians et al

mr. deadlift

for the same same reason

porn is illegal in the Middle Kingdom.

One must take the good with the bad i guess.

Censorship is bad, for lots of reasons.

Grown-ups get to do grown up things including choosing to ignore faux-lebirites and watching adults have consensual adult relations with each other.

See how i pushed that smut angle.. :snigger:

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South Korea to upgrade national stereo defence system for US$16m

mr. deadlift

upvote for thee and ...

Death to the false emperor / Kim dynasty!

Also interesting to note Samsung have a auto kill bot on the south side, so yeah. Which apparently will not shoot unless you have your hands above your head, how do you know you are being targeted 4kms away?? a bloody 16m PA system should do it...

I do not think the south have their heads clearly screwed on either.

Ref:

http://www.gizmag.com/korea-dodamm-super-aegis-autonomos-robot-gun-turret/17198/

or maybe it was this one but it's human op'd either way it's fkn crazy town.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_SGR-A1

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'Panama papers' came from email server hack at Mossack Fonseca

mr. deadlift
Mushroom

yeah yeah

Though this operation may have been legal in some countries obviously, makes you wonder who the real criminal are, oh wait - we already do.

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Cook moves iPhone debate to FBI's weak ground: The media

mr. deadlift

alternatively

law enforcement hands over evidence/phone to multinational company.

instructs/contracts said company to extract cryptographic key.

company hands back phone either sans security or with working entry code.

i suppose the issue here might be apple may contaminate or plant evidence on the phone.

surely an observer or process could be put in place to curicumvent this.

it seems to me that there is a much more acceptable middle ground answer rather than the lets break all the iphone security the feds are after.

surely extracting the potential info on that phone is going to be helpful in putting this case to bed.

but taking down an entire company's security measure potentially is bound to have dire circumstances.

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How to build a starship - and why we should start thinking about it now

mr. deadlift
Coat

you know...

...if it weren't for the dark ages, we'd be there by now.

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Zombie OS lurches through Royal Melbourne Hospital spreading virus

mr. deadlift

was waiting for this one.

Aha! read this one on the age at 10:30 last night and just shook my head.

Was waiting, just waiting for it crop up on El Reg.

I hope whoever claims IT responsibility gets a foot-up-arse. Ideally more than once.

I bet they are on a pretty pay packet too.

And bollocks to there wasn't enough money or what ever the lame excuse it is they may have for running these 15 year old os'.

No excuse for someone who gets paid a fuck ton of money to be running these machines in production environments.

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Spoilsport scientists unstick Spider-Man

mr. deadlift

and yet

no one's completely explained why larger animals require less energy and live longer.

there's a correlation, certainly.

i would suspect there would be something to do with energy requirements and telomeres and things.

anyway i find it fascinating the smaller you are (ant man) the more magical things you can seem to do.

sustain huge drops, lift amazing (proportionately) mass.

but you pay the price, as you lose volume ergo heat quicker you need a metabolism to cater to that, etc etc. utterly fascinating causal relationships.

SCIENCE!

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Oxford Uni opens infosec ivory tower in Melbourne

mr. deadlift

Re: A nice city, also

yeah, 'till you need to use myki.

then, not so nice after that.

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Australia's smut-shocked senators seek net censorship (again)

mr. deadlift

cite all the things

that pdf's pretty tenuous in terms of scope, definition and goal isn't it?

any public policy worth it's salt needs to be ambiguous

pornography's just a handy scapegoat to "think of the the children." as the auth kind of implies.

the fact that the kids are just as likely watching isis pop prisoner's heads off with explosive wire probably wont be analysed and evaluated now will it?

thanks Obama Helen

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