* Posts by tony trolle

514 posts • joined 19 Jul 2007

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The off-brand 'military-grade' x86 processors, in the library, with the root-granting 'backdoor'

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panasonic toughbooks can take a battlefield but a cop can break one in a few months

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'Can you just pop in to the office and hit the power button?' 'Not really... the G8 is on'

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Re: Does a running gun battle to the airport count?

Executive Outcomes did IT ?

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Re: Long ago.

I whistled to see if Fax or modem, Fax does a handshake tune modems don't

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Re: Long ago.

that is so useful. Back the day a co-worker set up two servers facing each other so the cd/dvd drive with a rubber snubber glued on could hit the reset button of the other. Beat a 4 hour trip and an hour plus; going though security after a problem was noticed and logged

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ZX Spectrum reboot latest: Some Vega+s arrive, Sky pulls plug, Clive drops ball

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Re: Looks excellent!

"You don't hear Ferrari owners moaning because their knobs squeak a bit,"

The factory just said they will wear in, don't you just hate that.

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Grad sends warning to manager: Be nice to our kit and it'll be nice to you

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Did you once work for ICL ?

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Tech Shutdown Blows: IT chaos cost Brit bank TSB almost £200m

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Unhappy

In America that be know as Wells Fargo's little game.

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Sysadmin cracked military PC’s security by reading the manual

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Re: Their part in his downfall

Bob Monkhouse served in the Air Force, picked it up then I guess

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Coffee/keyboard

in my mind I just heard some sounds

ding ding ding-ding

Sonic the Hedgehog

oh dear

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BOFH: Is everybody ready for the meeting? Grab a crayon – let's get technical

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Pirate

Re: Technical, English and Idiot.

The joy of M$ Paint. also funny watching managers try and copy your work and do the same "highlights" in a PowerPoint presentation

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... Aaaand that's a fifth Brit Army Watchkeeper drone to crash in Wales

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Big Brother

Re: RAF

think its on El Reg somewhere.

The RAF only let officers fly drones, were as the Army lets sergeants fly drones. Apart from this Watchkeeper joke the Army crashes less.

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Actual control of Windows 10 updates (with a catch)... and more from Microsoft

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Re: Device Update Center

Or

Device Update Delay

Or

Control Resource Active Patch

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Re: ScreenPad?

Just use that app that lets you use a phone as a pointing device.

You may have your freedom.

And later on a newer version will give you the same full functions as m$ and crApple devices.

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BOFH: Give me a lever long enough and a fool, I mean a fulcrum and ....

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Happy

Re: cellphone, mobile, handy

lot more than half, 80% I would guess.

Still find Americans saying chimney funny

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*Thunk* No worries, the UPS should spin up. Oh cool, it's in bypass mode

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Re: Disasters I have seen (or seen dodged)

At less he knew, I was at a site for a DR test and fuel ran out. Seems the two big generators had a smaller startup engine system each with its own tank. Guess which tanks was checked for fuel. The only reason the main tanks had a small amount of fuel was the delivery driver knew the difference of the tanks and the person ordering didn't.

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Yes, Assange, we'll still nick you for skipping bail, rules court

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Re: Great news

https://youtu.be/04clpd7h0b0?t=48s

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Apple tells GitHub to fork off: iGiant steps outside DMCA law in quest to halt iBoot leaks

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Facepalm

!oh dear

Heard there were copies on that 'bad sailor cove' website

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Still not on Windows 10? Fine, sighs Microsoft, here are its antivirus tools for Windows 7, 8.1

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Megaphone

Re: MS Give Windows 7 & 8 users a Virtual Machine with their previous Windows 7 & 8 O/S in it.

well there is that VMware vConverter tool to make a .vmdk in a live system then use that in VirtualBox or VMware Workstation Player.

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Due to Oracle being Oracle, Eclipse holds poll to rename Java EE (No, it won't be Java McJava Face)

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Happy

mmm

Hava ?

Hava = Have awful viable acronym

pronounced jah-vuh

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Secret weekend office bonk came within inch of killing sysadmin

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Halon

As a student on work placement many many moons ago, a Halon system was being tested.

The "dry" run out tho the emergency door/hatch proved the 10 second delay in the Halcon flood was still going to be fine after some new kit was installed.

But I asked why does it smell if its a dry run.

Arr.

Was told its just the bit of gas left in the pipes venting.

But I smelt it while the 10 second alarm was going off.

Arrrrrrr.

Yes wired wrong. no delay been like that for 6 years.

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Dori-no! PepsiCo boss says biz is planning to sell lady crisps

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Trollface

thought we had them.

think they are called pringles, hell they even did Pumpkin Pie Spice Flavor

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Re: <insert word>'tard

I remember yorkie bar adverts for men, and flake adverts for women

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Web searching died the day they invented SEO

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Re: Actually, NASA has the code.

archeologists are too busy looking in the car parks for dinosaur fossils, check the news for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland and dinosaur fossil poop.

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NASA finds satellite, realises it has lost the software and kit that talk to it

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what could happen lose control of a space station....

anyway dumpsters are fun

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12/08/nasa_disk_wiping_failure/

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Thar she blows: Strava heat map shows folk on shipwreck packed with 1,500 tonnes of bombs

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Holmes

Re: How accurate are these things?

they do, think there might of been a story on here about it on here er or was that the GPS wifi wargaming.

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Take a former NSA head hacker, a Raspberry Pi, weird Kiwi radios and what do you get?

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tot ?

"Joyce turns out tot be one of a small band"

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Biker nerfed by robo Chevy in San Francisco now lobs sueball at GM

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FAIL

Californians in general can't drive

On average in a 60 min freeway journey expect to see one near big miss and a couple of minor misses.

Double that for morning freeway commutes. Most drivers tend to drive as if the car or truck ends at their ears and most biker riders think their bike is as wide as their ears.

Add fact that uninsured motorists is at the minimum 10% you can see why the road to Las Vegas is busy at weekends.

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BOFH: Putting the commitment into committee

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Why is it always a green door?

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Telecoms fail in UK takes down passport scanners in Australia

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FAIL

Re: We had this...

We had a car take out a green junction box, still wonder about the speed needed to jump a 10 inch curb, any way it took out 4 ADSL lines and some T1's. We were down for over a day.

Anyway we had a new fibre cable run in from the other end of the road and on our first real weekend DR test found out the backup batteries needed to be replaced, but the big and do mean big generators worked every time.

The second weekend test failed as starter motor system was run off the batteries and someone left unplugged when news ones got swapped in; the second "second" test worked after a few hours, and double checked a few more times.

The third weekend test failed as no one filled up the diesel for the donkey starter motors.

The off site DR test is another story.

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Don't gripe if you hand your PC to Geek Squad and they rat you out to the Feds – judge

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Re: Frequently overwrite free disk space to remove any fragments

" BTW I don't know of any tools to overwrite the said "free space""

Poor Ramazan never used CCleaner ? it has that option

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Uber wasn't to blame for robo-ride crash – or was it? Witness said car tried to 'beat the lights'

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Re: Missing an item

maybe Trump supporters. lol

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BOFH: The Boss, the floppy and the work 'experience'

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Re: Like!!

about 6 bucks each on ebay, looking at the uk site someone has a drive.

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Bloke whose drone was blasted out of sky by angry dad loses another court battle for compo

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Re: Airspace, $381

its more, it went up to $446 in most areas years ago, Signs only get replaced when knocked out.

The fine is $100 really, its all the all the add-ons like "penalty assessment" and "surcharge" and the $1 hanging around, night court fee

<edit> found it

Base fine: $100

Penalty assessment: $260 (260% of base)

State criminal surcharge: $20 (20% of base)

Court security fee: $30 (flat)

conviction assessment: $35 (flat, $30/35)

Night court fee: $1 (flat)

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Uber: Please don't give our London drivers English tests. You can work out the reason why

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Re: Please do this TfL. @MyffyW

Only person I remember using this Treacle word was Mike Reid and someone in an episode of the Sweeney.

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Super-cool sysadmin fixes PCs with gravity, or his fists

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Re: It goes back a fair way...

Saw an ICL on site engineer hit a power supply in a ICL 2966 mainframe with hammer to get it to work. Our spare had been used up in a 2988 a few days previously

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President Donald Trump taken on by unlikely foe: Badass park rangers

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AltNatParkSer followers

1,209,919 as of 21:17 Pacific Time

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Chevy Bolt electric car came alive, reversed into my workbench, says stunned bloke

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Re: Odd belief

Automatics because hard to drink coffee, eat donut, steer AND change gear

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Sysadmin figures out dating agency worker lied in his profile

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Alert

Re: Setting passwords for international users

Don't forget the Post Office Telecoms or BT calling # "gate"

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New MH370 handshake and wing debris analysis suggests rapid descent

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Holmes

Conspiracy or Cover up

Neil Gordon said this and look "up north" thing about two months ago

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Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars

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Re: Jaguars are astonishingly awful in the snow

no just more fun.

I got some funny looks driving down from the highest inhabited place in southern California in the snow while they had snow chains coming up from the checkpoint.

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The Reg explores technology in a remote aboriginal community

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errrrrrrrrrrrrr

" the river is actually a broad, dry, sandy river bid" bid oh bed

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South Korea data-wipe malware spread by patching system

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Unhappy

what about the ssh keys ? lol

this crafted malware also used stored ssh keys on infected windows systems to login to AIS, HP-UX, and Solaris servers and try and wipe the MBR. If it was unable to wipe the MBR, it deleted the folders /kernel/, /usr/, /etc/, /home/.

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Experts finger disk-wiping badness used in S Korea megahack

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key info on linux killing

http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/how-deep-discovery-protected-against-the-korean-mbr-wiper/

It uses any stored root credentials to log into remote Linux servers: for AIS, HP-UX, and Solaris servers it wipes the MBR. If it is unable to wipe the MBR, it instead deletes the folders /kernel/, /usr/, /etc/, /home/.

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BOFH: My HELPDESK HELL - lies, phones lines and statistics

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Go

we had five levels of "logged calls" back in the 90's

had call loggers take the call and type it in and give it a level of "hurt".

Very good on first level SLA's

Saved so much time for the "techs"; think 30% of calls cound be fixed faster than the time it took for the call being logged and even better if the call loggers were slow and we could get them to call back to clear.

The rest were harder

When I left that company we had a manager just to deal with SLA complainers

Two most used replies covered about a 1/3 of complainers

" We started fixing problem within 20 mins of calling logged" aka total fuck ups take longer to fix

" Your end had connection problems for us to dial in" aka you removed/diconnected/unpluged the phone line

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Linksys vuln: Cisco responds

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FAIL

"fix" is out

not all problems fixed in new firmware.lol

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Steve Jobs' Apple yacht freed after family settles the bill

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Happy

Build to late

Built to late for a Viking funeral

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Hackers warn: We'll hit US banks... again

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citibank is down,

citibank is down,

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Search engines we have known ... before Google crushed them

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Re: Trip down memory lane, yes indeed!

poor old HotBot great then when LookSmart did the results, then 1999 it fell apart that changed. For myself a friend pointed out Google, 13 years later still the one I choose

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'Build us a Death Star, President Obama' demand thousands

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cheaper

just cover the moon its self in tinfoil to make a fake deathstar. Would also brighten up the night sky.

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House passes, Obama disses 55,000 visas for educated immigrants

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He needed to get a "advance parole"

to travel outside the U.S.A. that's takes 2 to 3 months to work tho the system.

If you leave without an advance parole, the USCIS will consider the application "abandoned."

If you can get back in you must file a new application and supporting documents and start again.

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