Hope the notifications are quicker than their emails, often taking over 15 minutes to receive an email after sending
16 posts • joined 22 Sep 2015
My wife's email details were leaked and then Equifax suggested they would monitor dubious transactions for a year after, but wanted all the usual personal information, name date of birth, name of the cat's grandfather etc. Oh yeah after leaking the email then give them lots more to leak?
My credit card showed £7,000 bogus transactions from Australia so perhaps that was due to the Equifax leak?
That was supposed to be a dig at the lack of the authorities cobbling together a big drone with a catch net to go and catch the disruptive device. I'm sure there is a hobbyist out there who could put it together in his/her shed and fly it under police supervision.
". But that would just be two drones disrupting traffic over Gatwick"!
Not once the the quarry is caught.
In the last war solutions were jury rigged overnight to counter problems. Now I may be talking out of one of my orifices not known for speech but surely someone in their shed could attach a catch net to a drone and just fly up to the nasty one and take it down, or perhaps the scientists at the various agencies are fantastic scientists but have never used hand tools?
Britain's largest police force has been using covert surveillance technology that can masquerade as a mobile phone network to intercept communications and unique IDs from phones or even transmit a signal to shut off phones remotely, according to the Guardian.
The system, made by Datong in the United Kingdom, was purchased by the London Metropolitan police, which paid $230,000 to Datong for "ICT hardware" in 2008 and 2009.
When I started my first job over 50 years ago I came across a standby generator, great big thing with a massive flywheel/clutch arrangement. If the AC supply failed, the clutch held by an electro magnet released and the flywheel engaged the diesel generator to start it up. I can't remember the exact figures but I'm sure the replacement power was flowing in less than 2 seconds.
I worked with backup software on a number of operating systems and knew that disaster recovery was more than just a backup of the data. From the number of comments showing diverse practical experience here, it seems an invaluable source of information for someone to construct a How To Manual from these comments and to invite contributions from others. A new website perhaps? Don't have the time myself but I'm sure someone has, so that the next time something like this happens the embarrassment of fingers wagging and saying "It was on the Web" can be well an truly propagated. Oh, and don't have the IT director and team living too close to the facility as if there is major incident in the area they will want to secure their family before the computer systems.
Windows 10 told us it had updated itself. When we shut it down to restart it didn't, just sat there with a nice blue screen. Tried rebooting it a number of times but no luck. Reinstalled 7 from the manufacturers recovery partition, left it to do updates, and then it would take 10 minutes to run any programme because Windows update was consuming all the memory. Found some information on patches which cured that then of course, now update was working, more updates, finally after 147 more updates it seems to be working the way it used to. What a palaver, surely Microsoft have lost the plot now?
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