The best one I heard is that nccgroup in the uk, bought .trust for themselves. As far as I am aware nobody else is allowed to use it.
Could be wrong but it is pretty audacious to have a tld for one company.
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At my previous employer we had the same problem. This was a few years ago though
EPO. Upton under the door exit one and someone pressed the wrong one, replaced with a bigger button that you had to hit hard to trigger it.
The same person (I think) was repsonsbile for unplugging a generator for the building (somebody stole the cables to the substation) from the main supply to run his envelope inserting machine. It took an hour before the ups ran out and the site died....
The better one was the day that the power overloaded, entire room down (nobody was in there), went in with torches and the breakers in the room were fine. Went outside and we found that the 100A board in the comms room was fed by a 40A breaker outside....
My work laptop
Cisco ironport (ancient code version)
Cisco ISE couple of pages that require flash - yes I am going to upgrade that next month
Some intranet sites
Share point occasionly
Mostly testing the proxy as the group policy doesn’t control it so I can play with proxy settings...
Most stuff and general browsing
Edge - on Windows 7
Once I can get those two apps upgraded Ie becomes useless to me. So yes it is legacy stuff mostly.
Mind you the front end for teams make ie 6 look good...
For a few reasons.
My job title is Network Security Engineer
I hold a lapsed Certified Novell Engineer qualification.
A few jobs ago, I used to design wiring diagrams and control panels for an engineering firm.
I also built my kit car and redesigned a lot of it to make it better, in fact the only original bits are the chassis and a couple of body panels. Don’t hold an engineering qualification but the DVLA were happy to certify it for road use.
So there are a few things for them to be annoyed about.
Once saw an advert for someone to work alongside me, it was so badly worded I wouldn’t have known what the job was to apply for it.
A strongly worded email to the recruitment office followed.... they had tried to rewrite the profile sent to them... never ask a non techie to write an advert for a network engineer
The one who got me my current job (only my fifth week) actually did a really good job, listened to questions, followed them up with the employer and got the answers before I got to the interview stage. Mortimer Spinks if anyone is interested. I gave my old employer the agency details to find a replacement...
On the other hand some of the other ones....
Strange descriptions - one job I went for was so badly worded that a year later they haven’t got anyone for it (I know a couple of people who work for them). They wanted a 3rd line network engineer but totally hands off..... didn’t say that in the advert.
Another agency who took over six weeks to get an interview date - told that lot to get lost with a very strongly worded email and then blocked their numbers.
And the one who suggested a job in Peterborough that turned out to be the other side of Leicester so instead of a 10 minute commute it would be over an hour each way. They couldn’t understand why a pay rise that wouldn’t have covered the petrol cost didn’t appeal.
Well coverage on the north Norfolk coast (Hunstanton to cromer) is patchy at best and in a few places you can’t even make a voice call let alone have data.
There are also the anomaly’s such as the Peak District and Lake District where the only place you can escape phones is in the towns, get to the top of a hill and perfect reception - ideal if you want to call mountain rescue I suppose.....
Well a few years ago we installed a laser link between two buildings as a backup as it saved digging the car park up for a second trench.
One night the primary fibre failed I think the gbic tripped for some reason.
The next morning the building was offline, as I drove over with a colleague to try and sort this out we pulled up in the car park entrance and couldn’t see the buildings which were only 50m apart.
We had freezing fog which refracted the beam to the point it couldn’t get a signal through.
After that we ran a second fibre in...
Well that is also true.
Take a picture of the Eiffel Tower and it is copyrighted (the structure not the photo), I remember a magazine using a picture of the copy in Las Vegas as the fees for printing the picture of the original were too expensive.
Also there is a similar rule on national trust propertiees
I saw this first on the bbc news site, the comments there where astonishing, religion was key, spending money on science was a waste (wonder how they got computers to right on) brexit was a key topic.
Glad to come back to the register for some sensible (mostly) debate.
On topic, proper science at work, let’s have more of this. Finding liquid water in two locations means the prospect of more to come, and if there are microbes it will be more intelligent than the bbc commenters
At first glance I thought it something like a small Wacom cintiq built in, but this appears to miss the point entirely. That would be useful with a small graphics screen but still without a full touchscreen. Touchscreen laptops always seem a bit pointless as the bases don’t have enough weight to stop screen bounce.
I can’t see what real gains you get from using one of these devices.
It doesn’t appear to be any good for the creative types, and paying a premium for a fancy numeric keypad just doesn’t add up.
About 15 years ago, we had some compaq docking stations the size of a full size pc. So big they took the laptop, monitor a couple of 5 1/4” drives etc.
One of them got stuck, now with these you pulled the back cover off and there was a lever for manual eject of the laptop.
A manager had his laptop get stuck and was talked though the procedure, followed by a bang as he changed the voltage switch instead of sliding the eject lever....
Well I don’t use a bank card when I go to the supermarket, nor do I have any of those so called loyalty cards.
In fact for most transactions in shops I use cash for anything up to about £25. It is easy accepted and doesn’t tend to break.
I have an iPhone by have never even thought about enabling Apple Pay.
Static up addresses are essential
Routers Bgp peering would be interesting... as would virtually any securely peered protocol
Firewalls, especially for nat statements
Access control lists - Cisco does not support dns entries in ACLs
Radius and tacacs servers
But not for
To say you don’t need static addresses suggests someone who has never administered a network bigger than a single switch.
Hmm most of my viewing is BBC and when occasionally I listed to podcasts usually BBC (infinite monkey cage is a good example)
Watch channel 5 for the WRC, that is it.ITV never, channel 4 never
BBC4 for science documentaries
BBC2 for more documentaries
BBC1 for drama, (Shetland, Strike) and countryfile
Mind you just finsihed watching collateral and not sure what I just saw....
So I am very happy to keep the license fee.
Will say I have Netflix as well that is currently on altered carbon
I have just gone through with this as I run a car club.
Basically we culled all the old data we held.
Sent out renewal forms stating what we used data for and why will hold it.
Defined a data retention period (membership + 3 months)
You can see more at https://www.eatoc.org.uk/privacy.shtml
There is also a guide for football clubs (same principles) except car clubs are less physically active at https://www.muckle-llp.com/enews/gdpr-mean-grassroots-clubs/
We used that to sort out the details for us.
Used to quote a VDU (very dumb user)problem, useful when calling back to the office, to get someone to reset an issue.
Also once gave a reply when asked what was wrong “the warp core is out of alignment” which the user accepted as being genuine - oops....
Fortunately I don’t deal with users that much these days
I run a small car club (90 ish members), we knew this was going to affect us, and so rewrote the forms that people use.
As a result it now states on the application and renewal forms how and why we will use your data, and basically if you submit this form you are accepting the above terms and conditions.
Here is the text we used.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All information provided here will be used by EATOC to process your membership. By providing contact details (any of email address, telephone number, postal address) you are granting permission for the club to contact you by these methods.
The information provided will be stored in the database for the period of your membership. If you resign from the club then the your information will be removed from the database within 10 working days of the club being notified.
If a member has not informed us of their decision to resign and 3 months have passed since a renewal offer was sent out then their information will be removed.
By submitting this form to the club you agree to these terms and conditions.
END OF TEXT
There is another section where we can share data with other club members and that requires a separate tick box to allow us to do that.
It wasn’t hard and it proves we are complying with the rules. Just takes some thought.
Believe me I would rather go to a good local shop than buy some of the kit I own mail order.
For instance my nearest local camera shops are Norwich, Cambridge, Lincoln or Leicester (you can probably deduce which large town I live in from that). Now if I want a new lens (canon DSLR) I don’t want to buy it sight unseen but would prefer to go to a camera shop. As there aren’t any local to me I tend to wait for the photography show as it gives me a chance to try it out first.
Same with a local bike shop, why would you spend around £1000 without trying a bike for size and comfort first. Yes the accessories can be a bit expensive but support the local shops. Besides I would often prefer to pay someone who knows what they are doing to replace things rather than spend hours doing it myself and probably getting it wrong....
The biggest problem with potholes is the way they repair them, bunging a bit of tarmac in and levelling it off doesn’t seal the gap.
Water gets between the patch and the rest of the road. Freezes and they pushes the patch out. Result a few months later it has to be done again.
Cycling and also owning a car that sits only 60mm of the road (kit car not that exotic) those holes can really ruin your day.
Better to have a database which flags road x has been patched y times so resurface it properly....
But smart roads, just stick a microphone at the side and listen for the bang as a car goes though.
Solution looking for a problem if you ask me
Hmm 10gig wireless clients will need a 10gig capable access point, how is that meant to work. I haven’t seen many 10gig switches with PoE (or any), so that will be new switches, new APs upgrade the cores to give the switches enough bandwidth.
Don’t think many people will be implementing this in the short term
It always amazes me that people will transfer huge sums of money without question.
I always follow this procedure when setting up a new payment.
1 confirm details with person who should get the money
2 set up payment online
3 pay them a pound and check they receive it. If not I have lost £1 hardly the end of the world.
4 if 3 was successful send the rest of the money
That was I have confirmed the money is going to the correct account and both parties are safe in the knowledge the details are correct and we can keep using them.
Works for all the usual people I get to do work for me, plumbers, electricians.
My brother does that, when he bought his house it came with a lot of spare doors (they had ordered more doors than doorways?) put them on the front of the house with a for sale notices next morning they had gone.... leave them out with please take and the stuff sits there for weeks.
Hmm my passwords are usually based on something i have done In the last month, could be home, work, hobbies just something significant. Chances of correlation virtually none, and as I am not on social media you would have to know me really well to stand a chance.....
Mind you I do have about 10 different systems to log in to at work which require password changes every 6 weeks or so....
Just the funding page, right at the bottom are the prices.
Bifold wallet $248 so roughly £200 inc vat
Most I every carry is about £100 so the wallet is worth twice what cash I put in it. When mine wears out I'll get another for about £15 or less off eBay....
They also do a set, bifold, card wallet, wireless charger, travel wallet for only $760!!!!!
I don't use photobucket - my Personal preference zenfolio I am a customer and have the unlimited hosting and sales package for £100 per year other packages are available
The image file is cheaper £5 per month iirc
smugmug not sure of the prices.
Any of these will host images for a smaller fee and you can link to them directly without any problems.
Nothing is free these days.... well air currently is
Plain ftp maybe that is declining but I still do a lot of transfers using it along with sftp or similar protocols. Most hosting companies still use it to upload websites and it is a lot faster than smb.
Mind you saying it is unnecessary is a bit like having to install the telnet client on a windows box. Try troubleshooting firewall connections without a telnet xxxx port yyy command line to hand.
I use a twin screen rig. Some application (Excel spring to mind) open up on screen A. Then you want to do a find and the dialog box appears on screen B.
Usually just as an another app does something and pushes itself to the front of the screen.
Mind you outlooks cryptic alert which vanishes after a second is also annoying...
Hmm, after this I am proud to say my Mac is an adobe free zone.
Or anything else made by that company
Might be due to an argument with cancelling a CC subscription though....
Also get regularly spammed on the email address that was only ever used for creative cloud login....
I've come across a few in my time, now I always spec 800 wide cabinets after trying to cable servers in a 600 wide too many times.
Also insist on the following layout in floor cabinets when we re-wire sections
Switch 48 port
And repeat as required
Flood patched with 150mm cables.
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