* Posts by J J Carter

1475 posts • joined 1 Mar 2013

Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office

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What are they smoking?

Can you imagine these cloggy pen-pushers trying to get a job in the real world? Oh, my sides!

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Macs to Linux fans: Stop right there, Penguinista scum, that's not macOS. Go on, git outta here

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For Shame!

I feel the righteous rage of the 3 people who bought Apple products to run a shareware OS

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The nights are drawing in. Pour a cup of cocoa and join us for Windows 10 Autumnwatch

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Yep

Windows isn't done until Chrome won't run!

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

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Big Brother

Face facts

Should have used crooked Hillary's email server, the CIA has stated that's impervious to any and all espionage attempts or she'd be in jail...

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We (may) now know the real reason for that IBM takeover. A distraction for Red Hat to axe KDE

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Yep

The debate on Linux UIs can be so vicious because the stakes are so small.

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'Privacy is a human right': Big cheese Sat-Nad lays out Microsoft's stall at Future Decoded

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Facepalm

Why is it regarded as funny to perpetually misspell his name? Surely not because he's a funny little Indian, yes please?

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Concerns over cops' crap computer kit: UK MPs call for cash, capacity, command

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Joke

Thinking outside the box!

Maybe this is a task for the new head of the GDS to tackle?

"Victim of crime - report it online!"

"Abused because of race - added to our NoSQL database!"

"Loved one in a shroud - our systems are in the cloud!"

"Sexually harassed - we're agile to fail fast!"

"Hope the police will hasten - our devs are using JSON!"

etc.

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It has to be said

Some will remember that when Mayhem was Home Sec, she abolished the National Policing Improvement Agency that was leading on IT renewal for the bizzies. Gesture politics at it's worst.

That said, the NPIA had largely been 'captured' by CapGem,

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Chuck this on expenses: £2k iPad paints Apple as the premium fondleslab specialist – as planned

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Keeping it real

After adding extra coolness with the Beats headphones purchase, maybe the iPad Pro should be co-branded with Hublot and the price increased to £3,000?

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It's raining drones, but just one specimen: DJI's Matrice 200 quadcopter

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It has to be said

Thankfully it's CPU pilot always heroically steers the doomed drone away from primary schools or puppies.

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Memo to Mark Sedwill: Here's how to reboot government IT

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Boffin

Prima-donnas + spivs = GDS

>GDS remains, in name at least, the go-to expert in Whitehall.<

Nurse! My sides are splitting.

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Official: IBM to gobble Red Hat for $34bn – yes, the enterprise Linux biz

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Let’s face facts.

Watson, how do you flush a good tech company down the bog?

Have it taken over by IBM.

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Linux

For shame.

Just had my old Nan in tears on the phone demanding that Red Hat is removed from her PC and be replaced by Windows 10.

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The D in Systemd stands for 'Dammmmit!' A nasty DHCPv6 packet can pwn a vulnerable Linux box

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The benefits of open source.

Many eyes, but all looking at pr0n.

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China tells Trump to use a Huawei phone to avoid eavesdroppers

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Big Brother

Wise move

Of course The Donald won’t use an FBI provided phone, he knows the agency is full of libtards who support Hillary.

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Zip it! 3 more reasons to be glad you didn't jump on Windows 10 1809

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For shame!

I'd expect the ZIP file handling bug was introduced as part of making File Explorer respect the Dark Theme setting.

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Morrisons supermarket: We're taking payroll leak liability fight to UK Supreme Court

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Facepalm

Just another tax.

Would the Company be vicariously responsible if the same employee had gone postal as a result of the grievance. I don't think so!

Lessons learned! If an employee throws a wobbler, give them a zombie knife, not a USB stick.

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Roughly 30 years after its birth at UK's Acorn Computers, RISC OS 5 is going open source

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Boffin

Yep

Good effort all round by Herman 'the German'

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Microsoft points to a golden future where you can make Windows 10 your own

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Windows

Eh?

Can't understand this. All these of these fine apps are the icing on the already gilded lily of WIndows 10.

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Once more with feeling: Windows 10 October 2018 Update inches closer to relaunch

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Facepalm

For shame!

How many users were too embarrassed to ask for help recovering multi-TB of carefully hoarded pr0n?

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Google Cloud chief joins Saudi shindig exodus over journalist's worrying disappearance

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Mushroom

Lets face facts

We've seen what happens when the strong man is removed in Libya, Iraq etc. Muslims need and respect no-nonsense leaders like Bashar al-Assad and Mohammed bin Salman.

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Between a rock and a hard place

Saudi has to keep pumping oil as price rises makes US fracking profitable again. The Saudis boosted production to try and bankrupt the shale boys!

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In the two years since Dyn went dark, what have we learned? Not much, it appears

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Easy option

For all the domains my company owns, I've moved the authoritative name servers to Azure DNS. When I add to domain to Office 365, it's all setup by automagic. Always best to work with MSFT!

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Microsoft Windows 10 October update giving HP users BSOD

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Let's get real

Surely the blame is with the HP coders who made their keyboard driver depend on undocumented data structures/APIs in Windows?

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Yale Weds: Just some system maintenance, nothing to worry about. Yale Thurs: Nobody's smart alarm app works

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Boffin

Yep

On the plus side, at least it failed safe rather than releasing every lock!

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Microsoft deletes deleterious file deletion bug from Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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Trollface

Luser error

How can MSFT be expected to handle the zany schemes of lusers?

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Windows 10 1809: Now arriving on a desktop near you (if you want it)

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It's radical but why don't you set the active hours between 12 midnight and 5am, so the update happens when you've toddled up the wooden hill to bedfordshire?

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Lets get real

This is just the best ever Windows 10 OS, it's the best ever OS.

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Microsoft liberates ancient MS-DOS source from the museum and sticks it in GitHub

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Blast from the past!

Shout out to all Edinburgh Uni alumni who used Edinburgh IMP with some inline assembler for systems programming!

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Microsoft flings features at Teams to close the Slack gap

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Sweet!

Teams is going to moon in my shoppe, the 4,000 user are loving it.

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UK cops run machine learning trials on live police operations. Unregulated. What could go wrong? – report

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Boffin

Lets get real

No-one's ever surpassed the profiling that El Al give to dodgy af types before allowing them to board the aircraft (or not!)

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You're alone in a room with the Windows 10 out-of-the-box apps. What do you do?

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Obviously...

Port them to iOS 12

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Congrats on keeping out the hackers. Now, you've taken care of rogue insiders, right? Hello?

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Joke

Lets get real

I installed one of these systems in a government office, once in a while it detected unusual patterns of hard work.

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Microsoft's collaboration software Teams works on its collaboration hardware Surface Hub

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Hubtastic!

Annoying we'll need to disconnect the XBox from the mobile Surface Hub now business peeps want to use it for tedious 'conferencing'

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First 'issue-free' build of Windows 10 October 2018 Update arrives

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Re: No, I will not switch out the lights.

Using my 950XL for personal use and will do so for as long as I can. Business has provided a Galaxy 8+ which is just about tolerable once Microsoft Launcher is used and running the MSFT apps for Office 365

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Early bird access to .NET Framework 4.8? Microsoft, you spoil us

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Lets get real

Say what you like about .NET at least devs don't need to prat about choosing GTK+, Qt, Spring Boot, Django, Pyramid, Ionic, Titanium, ... and hope that the single coder who maintains their chosen framework doesn't clear off leaving them high and dry.

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Microsoft: Like the Borg, we want to absorb all the world's biz computers

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Obviously...

FAO BOFHs. GTF. That is all.

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Microsoft reveals train of mistakes that killed Azure in the South Central US 'incident'

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Sorted.

That's why I'm happy to rely on MSFT's engineering resources, our on-premises BHOFs can't even get the firewall working properly.

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Dust off that old Pentium, Linux fans: It's Elive

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Just imagine...

The same amount of intellectual effort, coding and testing and he'd could have made big coin from iOS apps.

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Microsoft gives Windows 10 a name, throws folks a bone

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Obviously...

I making a point of immediately binning any CVs submitted as a .odt file, the last thing we need are hippy's and Linux fanbois!

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UK.gov flings £95m at public sector superfast broadband rollouts

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Shome mishtake surely?

BEEELIONS!

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Windows 0-day pops up out of nowhere Twitter

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However, in a well run shop...

Exchange online protection safe attachment will drop this from an incoming email.

Applocker will prevent unsigned code being run by the user from USB

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You want how much?! Israel opts not to renew its Office 365 vows

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M'kay....

Oy vey! US military funding alone to Israel is $3.3B a year but Jewish blowhards quibble over O365 license costs...not sure they've thought this one through.

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UK.gov agencies told to drop fancy tech or risk 'reinventing the wheel'

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Pirate

IR35?

Flipping 'eck, it's reinventing the IT wheel in the public sector that paid for my cottage in Provence. Can't see how it can be a bad thing to enjoy wine from your own vineyards!

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How's that encryption coming, buddy? DNS requests routinely spied on, boffins claim

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Big Brother

Lets get real

Every DNS lookup in the EU is proxied via GCHQ

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It's official: TLS 1.3 approved as standard while spies weep

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Lets get real

Looking forward to MSFT's slightly broken, 'extended' implementation of the protocol for Edge and IIS only

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Microsoft to hackers: Finding Hyper-V bugs is hard. Change my mind. PS: Here's a head start...

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Big Brother

FYI

NSA requested back doors are a feature, not a bug!

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Almost 1 in 3 Brits think they lack computer skills to do their jobs well

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Let's face facts

The BOFHs at my employer certainly don't, that's why we're moving all the workloads to SaaS

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UK govt's top tech heavyweight Maxwell quits for Amazon job

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FAIL

Forgotten, but not gone...

GDS - Bringing you yesterday's technology, tomorrow!

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