* Posts by tony trolle

487 posts • joined 19 Jul 2007

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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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Re: Of course migrant workers don't take away american jobs in the long run.

Nicho

you're wrong "The reason these visas exist is because business is unwilling to pay what an American worker demands for that job so they sponsor a visa for someone willing to work for less in exchange for US citizenship."

All vistas have the "going rate for the job" to para-phrase, condition; so migrant workers are not paid less but sometimes more. BTW Vista's are a pathway to citizenship not a right.

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Hexing MAC address reveals Wifi passwords

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Re: Verzion routers same

Just looked in junk box . These are Actiontecs with the default WEP key made from the last 10 characters from the Wan MAC and seem to remember WEP sends the Wan MAC in the packet headers. Must be another Verzion router that changes the last character.......

BTW a lot of RoadRunner modems (thats Time Warner) are open as default.

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FAIL

Verzion routers same

The westel DSL router 704wgb was the same: just change the last char for password.

15 tries max. lol.

And why not change the password.

Verzion loved to reset the box so you gave up changing it and the SSID

Twice in one day was the worst.

Twice in one week normal.

I have two in the junk box

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BOFH: The Great Patch Mismatch

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Halon or halonite

The first place I worked at had a Halon 2402 system and at the far end of the room opposite the door was had a emergency exit trap door thing. Was told normally the red lights would flash and the fire alarm sounders would sound then 5 seconds later whoost . But they had just found out were was no 5 second delay after they had the system checked out by another vendor who serviced the rest of the building's fire systems.

Nice.

Was also told if it ever did trigger the replacement gas would be different as "this stuff decomposes when it gets hot and likely kill you".

Funny they had a smokers area 50 feet from the main building in the back next to the on-site archive tape store.....

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WAR HERO PIGEON carrying SECRET WWII CODE found in chimney

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Happy

very sensitive.

looks like win8 serial numbers

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BOFH: Tenacious B and the Printer of Destiny

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Drivers

Back in the mists of time I had some dot matrix printer that would error in picture mode on A4.

The trick was custom paper just a little smaller, a tip I found on a Tower BBS.

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Nobody knows what to call Microsoft's ex-Metro UI

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Megaphone

IFKAM or

Panes

Placement active node entry system.

As we all know windows have to have panes......

It's raining and my windows are crying

You're out somewhere and I sit here dying

Only your mem'ries remain

Even windows have pains cause they cry when it rains

MARTY ROBBINS - WINDOWS HAVE PAINS LYRICS

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Hackers leak 120,000 student records in raid on world's top unis

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Re: OK, so to make a point...

I read it. -I.T part timer for the past 12 years

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Microsoft takes on tablets with keyboard-equipped Surface

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kobe keypunch machines

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Windows 8: We kick the tyres on Redmond's new tablet wheels

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Re: Windows 8

"I hope Windows 9 allows for some fresh thinking here and the developers are not discouraged by the vocal conservative critics of 8.."

I think discouraged by the sales will be the point to see in a years time.

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FAIL

Re: Windows 8

Once it was just version 4's software being shit now its every other one..

The techies are going to VM this abortion and run something else.

I still get support emails from around the world for Win2K, Win98se,& XP, with the current Win7 calls also. Vista calls dropped like a stone after Win7 (no calls after 4 months). New software running on Win 8 ? well my buddy is developing his new version of control software running on a android phone/tablet and a custom USB dongle/interface. So Microsoft have 'sort of' got the idea but for the wrong device.

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Austrian village considers a F**king name change

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Re: Penistone ...

no numbers used as well

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Microsoft cuts back on Windows keys after pirates grab booty

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Happy

Re: just hobble the software?

Think your right, like with pirate XP the logo and black desktop popping up. Why not "TechNet testing" logos.

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FAIL

Re: Piracy solved

the mad thing is Mac users are starting to like Win 8.....

Oh dear.

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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not the worst but biggest disappointment

"dune" and "The keep"

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Sutjeska akaThe Fifth Offensive from 1973

long over 2 hours, large parts with no sub-titles hard to believe but one of the most expensive films ever made in Yugoslavia. Very bad editing.

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IT guy answers daughter's Facebook rant by shooting her laptop

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Boffin

he just follows the old school

steel bodied .45

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High Street chains vow to play fair on warranties

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Megaphone

Radio Shack in US just as bad now

99cent 5 year warranty on a 8 dollar audio cable. Its going back found better one for $2.50

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Stonehenge finds hint at rituals far more ancient than the stones

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Happy

outlyingbuilding use.

"Another new discovery has also been made, of a horseshoe-shaped ring of pits northeast of the main site, thought perhaps to have been a minor shrine or outlying building of some type."

Stone-bucks?

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Groupon grotty grotto rage forces Santa's chief elf to quit

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FAIL

"local curry house"

A friend who owns a restaurant ran a Groupon offer. Dinner for two cost $20 worth $47.

He "booked it" but was not told when it would run. He got a surprise email on the day it ran.

Only about 64 took the offer (was checking on Groupons website); funny thing is less than 20 have turned up after two months maybe they are waiting for Xmas. His return for the deal from Groupon $35. yes $35 for close too $1000 worth of food so far.

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Facebook 'shrinks' six degrees of separation theory

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Happy

games

I have over 400 people I "Friend'ed" for mafia wars.

One later turned out to be from the same town as my housekeeper and they knew each other.

so is that 2 degrees or just a coincidence.

It is this stuff on FB with games that makes the report worthless.

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Too rude for the road: DVLA hot list of banned numberplates

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Happy

BTW bollocks

Sex Pistols at Nottingham's Magistrates Court in 1977, proved "bollocks" was not obscene.

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End of the line for mechanical typewriters

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didn't we cover this story about three years ago ?

or longer....

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HP price tag could nix Marrickville council's 'Israel boycott'

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Thumb Up

two plants

one at Jerusalem & the other at Qiryat Gat

They also have three development centers

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Icelandic todger museum acquires human hampton

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Happy

Bet they don't have...

The Holy Prepuce.

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US Navy laser cannon used to set boat aflame

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Grenade

Black engines I See

so it would make sense to paint your boat and engines white or light blue......

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RadioShack franchises go gunning for business

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I sent

a report in days ago....

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