Re: You have to run GCHQ code
Probably a smart thing to do Mayday. I just went to open the link only to have a Bitcoin Mining box flash up on my screen for about half a second. Decided to give the second one a miss.
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On a multi-national platform, criminality is not black and white.
WHAT? Murder is not black and white???? Shooting unarmed people is not black and white??? I hope I have misunderstood you but that is moronic because in this case it is very much black and white.
Thank you to the Editors for not posting that piece of filth's name.
Was waiting at a school for their IT teacher to arrive and unlock the Server room when I heard someone complaining about the padlock on the front gate was very difficult to open. Me doing nothing while being paid borrows pencil from Admin office grabs razor knife from bag and shaves pencil lead (graphite) into lock. Insert key and restored it to brand new functionality. That was Monday. On Friday it was back to the office day and I get ripped a new one for wasting time fixing their padlock. Didn't matter it would cost $60+ to replace and I got it working while waiting for the key holder to arrive. Had 800+ PCs to look after, 41 Servers, 103 printers, 50 odd 3Com SuperStack II switches that like to arrive DOA or died within 6 months of installation and about 120 laptops spread over 16 locations with 3.5 hours per site per fortnight. Bloody ridiculous so I left a few months later.
Still drive your car even with the hundreds killed around the world every day?
Visitors still go the USA even with the thousands dead from guns each year.
Flying is still 800 times safer than being a passenger in a bus. Should we stop busses driving on the road when one crashes?
300 deaths though tragic will not keep the MAX 10 grounded forever. The reason they crashed will be isolated and fixed and life will go on and aviation will have learnt and important safety lesson.......until the next one arises.
On the surface, a straightforward crime and then there was the theft of the items as well.
Too may stories about the Surface having a component go bad after warranty period ends and the poor bloody owners are being told by Micro$oft they will just need to buy a new one. Gone are the days when you could pull down a machine, de-solder the naughty, recalcitrant part and replace it. Now even the manufacturer is unable to fix their own product.
As someone who only had a SlideRule to make calculations at school, these Raspberry Pi device blow me away just as much now as when they were first produced. I guess they are now the equivalent of my meccano sets. Long may the Pi keep being improved upon and produced.
But here arises a problem. You are now known as a whistle-blower so every time you apply for a job you are going to be worried/stressed that you won't get it because of your honest past endeavour. Some, likely a lot, of employers are not going to look favourably on someone who will do the right thing and drop the company in the shit as a result.
We are Hipsters "resistance is futile", your sameness will be assimilated and we will add your biological and technological sameness to our own.
I for one will not welcome our Hipster over / under err sameness Lords. How will we know who is in charge if they all look the same; will one be called Jeff Vader?
This was one that resulted in Printers and Shares becoming unavailable.
wusa /uninstall /kb:4480970
The other which is more likely to be your issues was the 2019-01 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems KB4480955. Remove that and see how you go.
What can one say except WOW!!!
It started work the year my daughter started High School. It died the year she finished University. Such a long time but each a magnificent achievement.
Are NASA sure it was the wind clearing the dust from the solar panels? I seem to remember an HP printer advert suggesting a different possibility
Now just you stop right there. No need to become all practical and logical on us with fibre running next to power cables. :-)
I would like to say that the unsuccessful Google fibre will not become wasted money and time but rather a lesson in not how to lay fibre which will save the local taxpayers money when the town & city administrations get to rolling out their own fibre.
I had a bright red warning light in my car that warned me that the airbag in my steering wheel was faulty. Since I wasn't too enthused at spending AUD$1,500 to get it fixed, I just covered the annoyingly bright bugger with a couple of pieces of black electrical tape. It's not rocket, or in this case, camera science.
If they remove their identification when on duty at protest marches that could result in a bit of push and shove, then what's to stop them having pre-prepared; tape LED for the covering thereof.
I was in my last year of school, 74 (see what I did there) and was watching a TV documentary about this looming problem that was going to happen just 60 seconds after 11:59pm on 31st December 1999 and how it needed to be fixed before then otherwise it would cause all sorts of problems. Now remember that this was way before Personal Computers were available but it was a widely known problem 26 years or more before in the industry since hell, there was a TV doco about it.
Fast forward many years and we have the "great panic" with retired coders lured from retirement to save the world from mass destruction (ok, the dramatic exaggeration is my poetic licence), planes falling from the skies and those litter bugs plus creating a nuisance criminals were going to be prematurely released from prisons (possibly along with the father rapist as well. For saving the world for worse fates in the future, these brave pensioners would end up earning pockets full of cash as a reward for their noble sacrifices.
It was Windows 98 that when released in mid May 1998, just 18½ months before armageddon and it was NOT Y2K compliant. WTF were Microdickheads thinking especially since I, as a PFY, had known about this problem some 24 years earlier. Still, it just goes to show that Microshaft didn't give a Microshit about their Microsoftware or their valueless customers even then (but we all knew this from years earlier though, didn't we). What a clusterfuck. :rolleyes:
Friend of mine just went to update Windows 7 with 2019-01 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems KB4480955 only to find all the USB ports were disabled. No mouse, no keyboard but was fortunate enough to have a PS/2 port (if I understood his description correctly) and uninstalled it. Thinking it may have been a mistake on his part he ran the Update again and uninstalled it again. WTF is Microshafting us doing?
I did a search about this and found that this has been happening since 2013 to some machines. WHY?
Not quite correct there Scott. The Banking Royal Commission that was just held in Australia discovered the banks, and I assume via their computers, were charging dead people fees for services that they obviously weren't getting. One of those cheated had been dead for 13 years and the banks thinks they did nothing wrong. It was just a mistake apparently.
One very important things to remember. When served with an illegal Search Warrant, make sure you are wearing your reading glasses and not your computer ones like I was.
I found an image of a naked male on a computer of a catholic primary school principal and so I reported it. I made a Ghost image of the HDD so there would be an "untouched copy" of the drive so investigators would not stuff up the timestamps of any remaining images on the machine. On Valentines Day 2008, I was hit with the search warrant so that day is now ruined and because of its prominence I find I am unable to forget this event. The warrant said they were looking for images of children though I am unable and at the time was unable to describe the image that I inadvertently opened. I subsequently gave a statement to the plods and thought that was the end of it until 14 February. The lead dick was an obnoxious little prick and even thought he was my lawyer saying I was free to leave my home but he advised me not to.
They were really unpleasant for about 45 minutes when their mood seemed to change but they spent the next 2½ hours searching or rather going through the motions. I did pretty pissed off when their software monkey attempted to break my new laptop coz he had no idea how to remove the battery. I was livid that the lead dick searched my 13 year old underwear drawer but he didn't make use of the female dick that came with them to do that. They bundled up a few of my IT items but left the 10 or so HDDs I had sitting on the bookcase in my office and left the digital camera with the memory card behind. I was told it would be 3 months before I got my gear back because the forensics department was backed up with work.
That all happened on a Tuesday. On Friday I rang them saying the battery on my iPAQ PDA needed charging because it has several thousand dollars with of invoicing hours that I couldn't afford to lose, was told the lead dick was on leave and was put through to a uniformed SGT who told me I could come and collect my gear on Monday. I guess they just took my gear to justify their great adventure. My daughter was scared and in tears because she thought they were going to take her computer away and she needed to do school work on it. I told her we would buy a new one and restore her backups so she applied some resistance by hiding her school USB stick on her person as a matter of defiance.
Like AC above, I got my desktop computer back and it never worked properly again. They really don't like bouncing around in the boot of a car with the only protection a paper bag. During their initial 45 minute mauling of my office they broke my colour laser printer, my portable DVD burner and damaged the hinge on my fairly new laptop. The screen would never sit properly upright ever again.
Cops, IMO, are just arseholes who don't want to find the truth but just want to find someone they can charge and have them found guilty even if they aren't. This is proven out by the above stories and the ones that make the news especially when evidence that could prove innocence is withheld, or damaging evidence magically appears or the pricks lie in the witness box especially when it contradicts their previous written statements and the judge allows the contradictions.
I wonder if the Winklevoss twins would have been as evil if they had managed to maintain ownership of their creation?
Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Even Paris is thinking deeply about my question. Deep in thought is not the only things she likes deep, eh Millsy
Dyson is the only guy I know who makes a product that really doesn't suck.
It perplexes me that the ones who voted for Brexit are those that are either rapidly approaching pension age or are on it. The one who voted to stay seemed predominately the younger generations and with such a small turnout and a really small percentage to leave, this is a massive change that is going to affect so many people by such a small percentage getting it over the line. How many signed the petition within a week or two after the result and what was the most popular Google search after the result? Do nobody think the overly negative campaign to leave gave people an informed choice. I also find it interesting the oxygen thief Farage sat in the EU parliament collecting a salary while pushing his own agenda and not those of his nation. Isn't that treason?
Bit like the US where the fruitcake in charge got elected with 3 million fewer votes than the popular (and I use that word loosely here) candidate.
Wow, an article about Woollies getting fibre connections but all we get so far are numpty commentards rabbiting on about the bloody name.
If NBN are going to run the fibre, I hope the $600 application fee has to be paid by each of the stores that didn't have the fibre lottery win pass by their front door.
The customer had purchased a 286 or 386 (can't remember which) but had those stupid cases with the TURBO button and the LED display that showed the SPEED. He brought the machine back to the shop because it wasn't running at the fastest speed according to the display. No amount of explaining would convince him the button did nothing on this motherboard so it was find the "manual" for the case so the speed could be set correctly. In order to make him happy after his complaining, his machine even got a speed boost according to the display.
Worked casual for a computer store who had installed 40MB HDDs partitioned to 32MB due to DOS 3.1 limitation. MS DOS 4.01 arrived on the scene and he mailed (NOTE, not emailed) out letters to all customers who had the 32MB HDD a cheap Upgrade to 40MB drive. As you have likely guessed, the Spawn of Satan just backed up their data then installed MS DOS 4.01, ran fdisk, removed the partition so the customer had their 32MB HDD replaced with a 40MB drive. At the time the drives were costing AUD$10 per MB so "getting" a 40MB drive for whatever he charged ($50 or $100) was a "bloody bargain mate" and he got to "keep" the old 32MB ones. His customers were so happy to get an extra 8MB and I just felt disgusted.
1999 and a very large state-wide school IT rollout. In one middle size school (350 students) that was really struggling with and for hardware, the librarian went and had a 21" CRT monitor purchased for her use. The library software was written for 640 x 480 but could be run 800 x 600. Maybe she just wanted to keep the library warm during the winter but those monsters were so damned expensive then. I thought it was just a massive waste of $$$. Unfortunately it wasn't the last time I thought that and it wasn't the worst so I can only imagine some very pious non clergy catholic critters got some very nice backhanders.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions were moving buildings circa 1998 and I was unlucky enough to be assigned the networking and hooking the machines up. One of the secretaries threw a hissy fit because she was getting a machine without a CD ROM drive in it. Ended up the second in command got the CD from his machine and had it put into hers and I bet it was never used.
The real funny part of this venture was the workers that were renovating and fitting out the building went on strike over something. Union HQ hit by a workers strike. The far cup of the hardware supplier was worth the agro just for the strike knowledge..........and you bastards still owe me $375. Pricks
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