* Posts by JWLong

89 posts • joined 9 Feb 2014

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DDoS sueball, felonious fonts, leaky Android file manager, blundering building security, etc etc

JWLong

Re: Premisis

Many jurisdictions require all keys for a building to be put in a lockbox outside, which are all keyed the same so people like firemen can get in easily. And you can just buy that key that gives you all the others.

The key to the lock box, called a "Knox Box" are not available to just anyone. Only fire departments are allowed to have a key to these boxes, and individual fire departments are allowed to spec special keying.

At $300.00 for the smallest box, they are a (very) controlled access item.

London Gatwick Airport reopens but drone chaos perps still not found

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So anything that's not 100% effective fails?

As the saying goes, "Locks only keep honest people out!"

Windows 10 can carry on slurping even when you're sure you yelled STOP!

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Re: diving headlong into the Registry

https://download.spybot.info/AntiBeacon/SpybotAntiBeacon-1.6-setup.exe

Enjoy!

Excuses, excuses: Furious MPs probe banking TITSUPs*

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WTF?

Re: Rare Events One And All (@ tfb)(@ Stoneshop)

What I want to know is, WHY is Ernst&Young (a fucking accounting company) brought in to evaluate an IT problem?

It's the accountants that nickle and dime every function of IT in the first place.

Apple might be 'collateral damage' in US and China trade dust-up

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Alert

Tat Shat

Both countries governments are loving this shit because all it's doing is raising the cost of imports on both shores, and those added costs are going into the governments coffers. Just more money for both to waste.

If DumpTrump wanted to hurt China all he would have to do is stop the exports of all paper/wood products to China. These are low value exports, and we supply over 90% of them to the zipperheads.

Can you imagine CrApple screaming and crying about they can't sell their over priced shit in a south American paper product box "because it's lower quality".

Chinese toilet paper isn't worth wiping your ass with, let alone their cardboard and other paper products are typical Chinese garbage that only the cheapest of suppliers use.

Microsoft teaches a 10-year-old Red Dog new tricks and the Windows 10 1809 delay hits Exchange 2019

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MicroSoft .................

Enough said ......................................!

Pull request accepted: You want to buy GitHub, Microsoft? Go for it – EU

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How about........

GitShit?

It's the real Heart Bleed: Medtronic locks out vulnerable pacemaker programmer kit

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So, why didn't medtronic

Because the fucking bean counters couldn't see the ROI for security.

Nothing new here to see, now is there!

Well slap my ass and call me Judy, Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 is just as hard to fix as the old one

JWLong

We Need...............

A Federal Right to Repair law now.

Both Apple and Microsoft claim to be "Green". Bullshit, their products are manufactured by design to be disposable pieces of shit.

I beat the shit out of laptops and can repair them easily, I will not invest in any of this overpriced junk.

OK, so they sometimes push out insecure stuff, but software devs need our love and respect

JWLong

About... . . . .

...........time.

Boffins want to stop Network Time Protocol's time-travelling exploits

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Mum

She gave me a Timex in '63 for my birthday.

And it's still taken' a lick'n, because it's still tick'n.

Even when the power goes out. No batteries, no UPS, no MITM worries.

Some things in life just ain't worth changing. Kinda like, have you ever heard the old home phone ring when the power was out. Yeah, that kinda thing.

Now, it's time for a bowel movement. No Timex moment there.

Not OK Google: Massive outage turns smart home kit utterly dumb

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To those of you.............

.........who have purchased and installed this equipment.

I offer you......... "Sympathy".

You may find it in the dictionary...........

Some where between the words......."Shit" and "Syphilis".

AI military upstart attacked by Russian malware, Twitter fires up TensorFlow, and more

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Goodbye IBM

IBM hasn't been relevant in years. I dumped their stock years ago when they stopped making products that had a need in the world.

Watson has been unemployed for ever because IBM spent more time, money, and effort buying companies with stupid names like "Explorys, Phytel and Truven". When you can't sell a shit product to an overpriced industry like the Heath and Medical businesses you are doing a lot wrong.

The company has been stripped to the bone by the board members and CEZero's so that it has nothing of value left in it's portfolio but moth's and empty toilet tissue dispensers.

They need to put a sign at the exit of the corporate headquarters that says, "Would the last person out this door please turn out the lights".

GE, Westinghouse, IBM, Kellogg's are nothing but name holders today. None of them produce their namesake products today. They have all licensed their products to third party manufacturing and those products are shit in value.

Just wait until Coke and Pepsi shut down their production lines and farm out manufacturing to some Chin Flung Doo company in some third world country with no liability for anything. Our food chain/supply system is all ready contaminated to the gills and the FDA ain't got a clue what's going on (and they really don't care).

So, hey IBM do us a favor, you and the rest of your lot of bean counter companies please just go and die. The sooner the better.

\I feel all better now........

Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist

JWLong

Q: Do people "Invent" stuff like this just to prove how stupid they are?

A: Yes.

Q: Do people "Buy" stuff like this to prove how stupid they are?

A: Yes

Q: Do people..........never mind!

Facebook tells users to report crappy customer service from advertisers

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Delete themselves

One can only hope Facebook will delete themselves.

Comcast's mega-outage 'solution'... Have you tried turning your router off and on again?

JWLong

Re: Mama Said:

yoganmahew

Yo mama got 4 legs and 8 tits. Now, go back to your cousin (wife).

JWLong

Mama Said:

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

Stop us if you've heard this one: Adobe Flash gets emergency patch for zero-day exploit

JWLong

Stop us if you've heard this one:

Nope, haven't heard it in almost a decade. That's how long ago I dump Adobe products.

Amazon and Netflix join Hollywood to lob sueball at 'Kodi' service SetTV

JWLong

Re: Shame they couldn't have joined together ...

Hey DougS,

I pay for both Netflix AND Amazon you fuck'n moron.

I don't pay to have my shit sniffed.

Is that to hard for you to understand?

JWLong

Re: Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE)

No, just another acronym for "Assholes in charge".

JWLong

Re: Shame they couldn't have joined together ...

"and nobody is stopping you from legally using Netflix or Amazon on any number of consumer devices that are officially supported."

What they are doing is stopping Netflix and Amazon from slurping their private data by using Kodi.

Both Netflix and Amazom Prime are paid services. So fuck them both if I use a media player that doesn't allow them to sniff my shit.

Here, I officially support this, TO FUCK'n BAD FOR YOU NETFLIX and AMAZON....I don't pay to my shit SNIFFED!

Oddly enough, when a Tesla accelerates at a barrier, someone dies: Autopilot report lands

JWLong

Garbage In, Garbage Out..........

Enough said.

New Facebook political ad rules: Now you must prove your ID before undermining democracy

JWLong

Bullshit

Idiots believe this shit.

Microsoft gives users options for Office data slurpage – Basic or Full

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Re: Firewalls?

Just use this free program to stop Windows 10 and NOW the Office slurp!

https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/

Two words of warning, if you use OneDrive disable blocking of it. And, if you KMS (Key Management System) anti-beacin may cause problems.

Also, try this little nugget out: https://peerblock.en.uptodown.com/windows.

And this nugget: http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.zip

None of these slow down any of my boxes, YMMV...........

Three-hour outage renders Nest-equipped smart homes very dumb

JWLong

NEST

Not Enough Stable Technology

Time to ditch the Facebook login: If customers' data should be protected, why hand it over to Zuckerberg?

JWLong

FaceBook Login

User_Name: Fuck'nMe

Password: Fuck'nYou

I think I'll crankup a WinXP VM and see if the above work.

JWLong

Re: @Wiltshire

Wrong...

"go to the FB link on the article page for this any other story... and then click the FB link. You'll

see this:"

Sorry ElReg, your Fecal link doesn't work on my platform. Below is what I see. Does anyone here know that FecalBook has over 8000 IPv4/IPv6 addy's they own.

This site can’t be reached

www.facebook.com refused to connect.

Try:

Checking the connection

Checking the proxy and the firewall

ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

Somethings in life you just gotta LOVE!

JWLong

Re: Corporations promote their Facebook-URL way above links to their own websites

"FB and related FB snoop domains are in the hosts file pointing at 0.0.0.0. "

You might want to add these to your Host file.

::1 localhost #[IPv6]

::1 facebook.com

::1 www.facebook.com

::1 login.facebook.com

::1 www.login.facebook.com

::1 fbcdn.net

::1 www.fbcdn.net

::1 fbcdn.com

::1 www.fbcdn.com

::1 static.ak.fbcdn.net

::1 static.ak.connect.facebook.com

::1 connect.facebook.net

::1 www.connect.facebook.net

::1 apps.facebook.com

::1 edge-star6-shv-02-ams2.facebook.com

#IPv4

0.0.0.0 a.ns.facebook.com

0.0.0.0 b.ns.facebook.com

0.0.0.0 .facebook.com

0.0.0.0 .fb.com

Drone 'swarm' buzzed off FBI surveillance bods, says tech bloke

JWLong

My Drone

http://dark-heresy-rp.wikia.com/wiki/File:Longbow.jpg

I've been a bow hunter for decades, I can make my own equipment and know how to use it. And, I'm very stealthy and have quit good hearing.

Bring it on.

TSB's middleware nightmare: Execs grilled on Total Sh*tshow at Bank

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"Maybe Biztalk wasn't the ideal choice."

Did someone forget to tell Pester that you can't run a backend of that scale on MS Office Access.

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update downs Chrome, Cortana

JWLong

Re: Not a problem here.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/resolution-procedures#0xc1900101

Newsworthy Brit bank TSB is looking for a head of infrastructure

JWLong

Dear TSB

I have figured out what the problem is.

You're trying to row a canoe made in India, with a sieve from Spain, on a body of water nicknamed "Shit River".

Hey Pester, what's it like being the Captain of the Bismarck. Around and around you go, kinda like a turd in a toilet.

Facebook confesses: Buckle up, there's plenty more privacy lapses where that came from

JWLong

Re: Facebook took notes from Equifax...

This is what I see when I click on any FecesBook button!

This site can’t be reached

www.facebook.com refused to connect.

Try:

Checking the connection

Checking the proxy and the firewall

ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

Same with twitter, gooleadservices, doubleclick, microsofts slurpy shit, on and on and on.............

The real problem lies with the mindless drone users that have no idea what they are doing/giving up by clicking through the ToS agreements. Our schools teach them to read (some what), but they don't teach them to comprehend what is in front of their faces.

Not my fault, Not my problem. Too bad, Too sad, tough Shit!

And Yes, Equifax is on my shit list too!

Your AI pet project is only as smart as its garbage training set

JWLong

Here's my interpretation

AI=Ain't Intelligent

It's just a big fuzzy guessing game, and I'll be damned if I'll put my life in it's hands!

Mama didn't raise no fools. To date, I wouldn't trust A.I. any farther than I can toss a bus.

YMMV

EU under pressure to slap non-compliance notice on Google over pay-to-play 'remedy'

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InBody:, Intext:, Inheader:, Insane shit

Here's a test for you.

Open two tabs in your favorite browser and go to google in one and bing in the other.

Then enter this search phrase into both. "InBody:bearing 6205-2rs", sans the quotes. Do not use either ones shopping tab, just the generic search.

They pretty much come up with the same results. They both have paid AD results at the beginning of the listings. The only difference is that bing will have paid results, with images to the right of the search list and google doesn't. I attribute this to the fact that I have gooleadservices and doubleclick both sinkholed in my Host file. I haven't bothered to sinkhole bings ad servers because I usually don't use bing.

So, what I want to know is, Why Hasn't Bing been sued, fined, and put under mandatory regulation for the same thing that google has been accused/prosecuted/fined for.

Makes no damn sense to me..................

British Crackas With Attitude chief gets two years in the cooler for CIA spymaster hack

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So...........

What I want to know is, did anyone stick their foot up Aol's or Apple's ass for their part of this bad acting.

And, as for the political appointees in charge of national security and security agencies, did any of them get fired or at least a good ass chewing. FUCK NO!

It's little wonder we in the USA have no privacy when we have corporate stooges in charge of making/pushing for privacy/security legislation.

Think of it this way. How bad is it when you install an OS you have to install a Host file that's 480kb just to keep the basic scum/marketeers and other shit out?

Time to ditch the front door key? Nest's new wireless smart lock is surprisingly convenient

JWLong

Re: Mr Robot Smart Home Hack

I'm with you there Dan. And here's another little morsel of thought, Locks only keep honest people out!

Twenty years ago today: Windows 98 crashed live on stage with Bill Gates. Let's watch it again...

JWLong

Re: Bill Gates

"Actually when someone is dead is the best time,

you can say whatever you want with no libel ;)"

Libel is printed, Slander is spoken.

Facebook admits it does track non-users, for their own good

JWLong

Re: they can still bung cookies and images at you.

"I could do with a copy of your hosts file"

http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

JWLong

Re: Big Hoodie

Re: Big Hoodie

That's why all Facebook domains are 0.0.0.0 in my hosts file...

You might want to add this to your hostfile, FarceBook is all over IPv6.............

::1 localhost #[IPv6]

::1 facebook.com

::1 www.facebook.com

::1 login.facebook.com

::1 www.login.facebook.com

::1 fbcdn.net

::1 www.fbcdn.net

::1 fbcdn.com

::1 www.fbcdn.com

::1 static.ak.fbcdn.net

::1 static.ak.connect.facebook.com

::1 connect.facebook.net

::1 www.connect.facebook.net

::1 apps.facebook.com

::1 edge-star6-shv-02-ams2.facebook.com

JWLong

Put this in your host file.

::1 localhost #[IPv6]

::1 facebook.com

::1 www.facebook.com

::1 login.facebook.com

::1 www.login.facebook.com

::1 fbcdn.net

::1 www.fbcdn.net

::1 fbcdn.com

::1 www.fbcdn.com

::1 static.ak.fbcdn.net

::1 static.ak.connect.facebook.com

::1 connect.facebook.net

::1 www.connect.facebook.net

::1 apps.facebook.com

::1 edge-star6-shv-02-ams2.facebook.com

#

0.0.0.0 a.ns.facebook.com

0.0.0.0 b.ns.facebook.com

0.0.0.0 .facebook.com

0.0.0.0 .fb.com

#Fuck'em

Wow, braking news: Overworked, tired ride-sharing drivers declared a public health risk

JWLong

Ha......

This is nothing but news trying to promote automated vehicle systems by saying that human drivers are fallible by default.

Intel's security light bulb moment: Chips to recruit GPUs to scan memory for software nasties

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How much.......

profit have the shareholders made this year.

Facebook: Look at our latest bug bounty that proves we're serious!

JWLong

Bull Shit, That's all it is!

None of this stage show makes a damn bit of difference. Congress is a joke, Zuck has payed them all off to run this doctor feel good investigation into what? There is no right to privacy in either the constitution or the bill of rights in America! If you want privacy, don't put your garbage on the curb for pickup.

Cambridge Analytical has what, a new CEO and a name change, BFD! What they got is a bunch of free advertising and probably more new customers than they can handle.

And remember friends, it's all for free..........

As Zuck apologizes again... Facebook admits 'most' of its 2bn+ users may have had public profiles slurped by bots

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In Other News........

One third of the worlds population are effing morons. Who would have known?

Billion-dollar investor tells Facebook: Just Zuck off, already!

JWLong

Re: Optional

BullShit:

Using a chrome browser go to google.com and type in "I want to buy a chrome book". If you have www.googleadservices.com blocked in your host file you get this notification.

This site can’t be reached

www.googleadservices.com’s server IP address could not be found.

Now, if chrome was bypassing the host file wouldn't the relevant ads for (the ones with the little AD word next to them) be available since google AdWords and ChromeBook are where google makes a crap load of it's money. Chrome doesn't bypass the host file.

Now, if you want a host file with an easy to do install go here:

http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.zip

(it's a download called host.zip), unzip, right click the mvps.bat and run as admin. It builds the host file and doesn't need a system restart to be active.

Stop spreading FUD please! The only thing bypassing the host is some of MicroSofts hard coded telemetry API's and they can be defeated by properly setting up your modem/switch/firewall/router, what ever is needed. Or, you can use this to anally lubricate MicroSofts poop hole slop:

https://download.spybot.info/AntiBeacon/SpybotAntiBeacon-1.6-setup.exe

This kills the M$ slurp totally! A word of caution about AntiBeacon, if you have enterprise KMS licensing for M$ software, antibeacon will interfere with with key renewal. In this case you need to release all antibeacon blocking and re-initialize the KMS schema again.

Furious gunwoman opens fire at YouTube HQ, three people shot

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Wanna work for El Reg? Developers needed for headline-writing AI bots

JWLong
Unhappy

HAL 9000

"I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARJ8cAGm6JE

Five things you need to know about Microsoft's looming Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

JWLong

Dear Germs, (and Ladies Too)..........

Cut and paste the following text into a wordpad, notepad session and save as a .cmd file. Call it anything you like, like "turn_shitty_updates_on_off.cmd".

@echo off

title Disable/Enable Windows 10 Automatic Updates

color 1f

:Begin UAC check and Auto-Elevate Permissions

:-------------------------------------

REM --> Check for permissions

>nul 2>&1 "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\cacls.exe" "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\config\system"

REM --> If error flag set, we do not have admin.

if '%errorlevel%' NEQ '0' (

echo:

echo Requesting Administrative Privileges...

echo Press YES in UAC Prompt to Continue

echo:

goto UACPrompt

) else ( goto gotAdmin )

:UACPrompt

echo Set UAC = CreateObject^("Shell.Application"^) > "%temp%\getadmin.vbs"

echo UAC.ShellExecute "%~s0", "", "", "runas", 1 >> "%temp%\getadmin.vbs"

"%temp%\getadmin.vbs"

exit /B

:gotAdmin

if exist "%temp%\getadmin.vbs" ( del "%temp%\getadmin.vbs" )

pushd "%CD%"

CD /D "%~dp0"

:--------------------------------------

:Check Windows Version

wmic os get version | find /i "10.">nul 2>nul

if %errorlevel% neq 0 GOTO :Not10

:Check the key:

(reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "NoAutoUpdate"|find /i "0x1")>NUL 2>NUL

if %errorlevel% neq 0 GOTO :KEYOFF

:KEYON

echo ============================================================

echo Automatic Updates are currently disabled.

echo Would you like to re-enable them? (Y/N)

echo ============================================================

echo.

choice /c yn /n

If %ERRORLEVEL% NEQ 1 GOTO :QUIT

echo Attempting to shut down the Windows Update service if it's running

net stop wuauserv>NUL 2>NUL

echo.

Echo Changing Registry key

REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "NoAutoUpdate" /D 0 /T REG_DWORD /F>NUL 2>NUL

IF %ERRORLEVEL% NEQ 0 GOTO :ERROR

Echo.

Echo Automatic Updates have been enabled

Echo.

goto :QUIT

:KEYOFF

echo ============================================================

echo Automatic Updates are currently enabled.

echo Would you like to disable them? (Y/N)

echo ============================================================

echo.

choice /c yn /n

If %ERRORLEVEL% NEQ 1 GOTO :QUIT

echo Attempting to shut down the Windows Update service if it's running

net stop wuauserv>NUL 2>NUL

echo.

Echo Changing Registry key

REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v "NoAutoUpdate" /D 1 /T REG_DWORD /F>NUL 2>NUL

IF %ERRORLEVEL% NEQ 0 GOTO :ERROR

Echo.

Echo Automatic Updates have been disabled

Echo.

goto :QUIT

:QUIT

echo ============================================================

echo Press any key to exit...

echo ============================================================

pause>NUL

goto :EOF

:ERROR

echo ============================================================

echo The script ran into an unexpected error setting reg key.

echo Press any key to exit...

echo ============================================================

pause>NUL

goto :EOF

:Not10

echo ============================================================

echo This script is only designed for Windows 10...

echo Press any key to exit...

echo ============================================================

pause>NUL

goto :EOF

There will be a test at the end of the week...............

Enjoy!

Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals

JWLong
Unhappy

This Sounds Like.........

The story of RadioShack in the "US of Mis-Managed A".

RadioShack became a Tandy company after the original suffered through pretty much the same story of mismanagement. It was purchase by Tandy, which was a leather company but knew how to run a storefront and sell things people needed and wanted.

In the latter parts of the 20th century the same thing happen again, corporate management was lost to the evolving market, went the wrong way, refused to support the baseline business model and got into selling over priced junk, otherwise known here as "TaT".

The moral of the story here is that corporate management has for sometime now been totally disconnected from the role of supporting operations in the field where the operating income is generated, to becoming an overload which has absolutely no experience in said operations.

I feel no sympathy for businesses that operate then fail this way. It's just another example of why the MBA's of corporate management should be taken out to the parking lot of their over priced shiny new office complexes and shot with the biggest possible gun available.

Hey management, you want sympathy: It's in the dictionary, somewhere between "shit" and "syphillis". The really awful part of this scenario is that the same MBA's that did this will move on to the next business entity and do the same thing again and again. But hey, that's OK because they and their buddies walked away with their bonuses and their shiny already prepaid up to the last day, when the last key cylinder on the last front door is turned to the locked position for the last time.

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