* Posts by Lord_Beavis

117 posts • joined 24 Nov 2015

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IBM packs 120TB into a carry-on bag, for snow-balling cloud uploads

Lord_Beavis
Black Helicopters

Ah, the cloud

It's just someone elses server.

No thank you.

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Western Digital hauls out weighty tome with 20TB external storage

Lord_Beavis
Linux

False advertising

Buy a real backup solution. You'll be happier if you ever have to recover data.

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Sysadmins told to update their software or risk killing the internet

Lord_Beavis
Joke

Instructions unclear

I put my dick on the Internet.

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Lord_Beavis
Trollface

Re: Simple Fix

Google DNS?!?!? Are you mad?!?!?

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Lord_Beavis
Trollface

Re: windows 2K

"if a company was say running a windows 2000 server , or windows XP machines, !!"

Then they get what's coming to them...

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Read IBM CEO Ginni Rometty's letter to staff: Why I walked from Trump's strategy forum

Lord_Beavis
Coat

@Snorlax Re: Trump was right the first time

"The problem with Americans is that they think every constitutional right is absolute, and that their rights trump everybody else's."

That is what separates us from the rest of the (Third) World.

The right to free speech (oxymoronically by paid permit in this case) guarantees that you can say your piece. No matter how right or wrong it may be. And I have the right to disagree with you. And then we can go get a beer and still be friends. Although, I don't want any friends that hate people based on race, religion, orientation, et al, ad nauseum.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,"

Some people seem to forget that from the DoI and that it is inexorably linked to the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

But if you're not American, you wouldn't understand this kind of pride anyway.

As a great King once said, "Can't we all just get along?"

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Lord_Beavis
Black Helicopters

@ Sir Runcible Spoon Re: Trump was right the first time

"the Neo-Nazis went there expecting, and provoking, trouble."

Yeah, they're stupid that way.

"Antifa were there and stepped in to take on the NN's"

There is some video evidence that they threw the first punch.

"we should be focusing on why the Police let this happen"

They were told by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to stand down (probably on George Soros's orders) so that it would escalate to violence. The escalation to violence is reportedly from a VA State Trooper.

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Lord_Beavis
Mushroom

Re: Trump was right the first time

I live in one of those states in a city that I'm the minority in. I bet you can guess what the crime stats are.

I graduated from High School, have a degree, still constantly learn new things that are beneficial to me and by extension society and, oh yeah, I voted for Trump.

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Lord_Beavis
Pirate

Re: Worse hatred happens every hour, on the hour...

"Violent mobs assemble from out of state and proceed to beat locals up?"

Kinda like in Ferguson, MO?

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Lord_Beavis
Pirate

@Triggerfish Re: Trump was right the first time

"apparently paid clueless locals"

There, fixed it for you.

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Linux-loving lecturer 'lost' email, was actually confused by Outlook

Lord_Beavis
Facepalm

Left hand - Right hand

I guess Simon and Simon need to talk to each other as I don't see a new BOFH this week.

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Revealed: The naughty tricks used by web ads to bypass blockers

Lord_Beavis
Pirate

Why doesn't someone

make a plugin that just loads ads in a separate tab?

You don't have to look at them, but for all intents and purposes, they report as being loaded.

Win-Win.

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Can GCHQ order techies to work as govt snoops? Experts fear: 'Yes'

Lord_Beavis
Black Helicopters

I'm glad I'm in the States...

You Fuck Nuts are headed toward V for Vendetta territory at an alarming rate.

Although, I can't even begin to imagine the black bag ops that might go on here if shit were to start falling apart at the seams...

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CMD.EXE gets first makeover in 20 years in new Windows 10 build

Lord_Beavis
Linux

True Command Lines

Start with [username]@[systemname]:~$ with a green font on a black background.

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Lord_Beavis
Joke

Re: They are bonkers

"And the degaussing pulse on switch-on can make my smartphone go funny."

Not to mention sweet old Mrs. Johnson's pace maker next door...

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Four techies flummoxed for hours by flickering 'E' on monitor

Lord_Beavis
Alien

Re: Also, light bulbs

"On such a low frequency that if you happen to have a house in the way it can induce significant voltages in the wiring."

Wasn't that an 'X-Files' episode? Except the people went crazy or exploded?

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Lord_Beavis
Coffee/keyboard

@ Chris 125

"alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.thomas-the-tank-engine"

You, sir, owe me a key board. Or a pint.

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Petition calls for Adobe Flash to survive as open source zombie

Lord_Beavis
Mushroom

Re: FFS

"At least you can play free, fun games with Flash."

Yes, yes. As long as you're entertained, poor security be damned.

Go skull fuck yourself on a donkeys dick.

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Lord_Beavis
Linux

FFS

Let it fucking die.

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systemd'oh! DNS lib underscore bug bites everyone's favorite init tool, blanks Netflix

Lord_Beavis
Pirate

Re: @AC "have to live in a box"

"Yes, every DNS server you use is able to collect your personal information."

Not to mention ever "Web Designer" seems to be using a WYSIWYG that adds Google feature into their damned web pages (or their hosting solution is doing it). Load No Script and just see how many Google-y references there are as you browse.

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Lord_Beavis
Linux

Re: Alternate

"hand code resolve.conf with DNS pointing to 8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4"

Better yet, build your own DNS server and stop supplying Google and/or your ISP with your queries. Make them work for it.

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BOFH: That's right. Turn it off. Turn it on

Lord_Beavis
Childcatcher

@Aladdin Sane

Gonna have to ask that on the next department conference call. We're getting ready to do an aggressive migration from McAfee EMM to Intune and their are some that would just be better off that way...

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Ubuntu 'weaponised' to cure NHS of its addiction to Microsoft Windows

Lord_Beavis
Linux

Re: Cost is the smaller concern

"Open source won't save the world. For many, it's just a different way to make money, trying to deceive you into believing they're some sort of white knight fighting for Good."

Open Source may not save the world. Everyone's got to make money. I'm just glad it's not going to be Micro$oft.

Long gone are the days when you had a dedicated team in house that kept your systems running. Maybe this is the rebirth of that.

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Mozilla dev and Curl inventor Daniel Stenberg denied travel to USA

Lord_Beavis
Joke

Gotta keep them fuzzy foreigners out ;)

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Huge ransomware outbreak spreads in Ukraine and beyond

Lord_Beavis
Linux

HA HA HA HA HA HA

Where's your UEFI god now?

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BOFH: Putting the commitment into committee

Lord_Beavis
Pirate

Yes, I used lynx for this

All websites should be designed for 80x24 monochrome terminals. The rest of that stuff is just shit you don't need.

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When we said don't link to the article, Google, we meant DON'T LINK TO THE ARTICLE!

Lord_Beavis
Pirate

Um...

Do we need to tell Germany that nothing is hidden on the Internet?

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Fighter pilot shot down laptops with a flick of his copper-plated wrist

Lord_Beavis
Linux

Back in the day

I used to do desktop support and had to go visit one of our extremely less than technical users. We supported damn near everything that had a wire in it too.

On this particular day she was complaining about a hum in her telephone headset. This was was a hard wired Plantronics to an Avaya IP phone. The hum was only in the headset. Not the handset or speaker phone. She would say the hum was there, take the headset off and hand it to me and I couldn't hear anything.

Finally, I noticed that she had one of those warming pads that you put in the chair. I had her stand up and she immediately said the hum was gone. I unplugged the pad (it was strapped to the chair and I didn't want to fuck with it) and she confirmed the hum was gone.

She got a wireless headset that after that.

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It's Russian hackers, FBI and Wikileaks wot won it – Hillary Clinton on her devastating election loss

Lord_Beavis
Pirate

@Gene Cash

""Hillary Clinton has lived within a bubble of the super-rich and powerful for nearly 20 years"

BINGO. And that right there in a nutshell is the best explanation for the Trump presidency I've seen."

That got you a +1

"Trump sucks asteroids through a millipore filter... but Clinton would have been worse."

That got you a -0.5 so I'll just round it up to -1.

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Lord_Beavis
Pirate

@MD Rackham Re: Comey was required by Congress to inform Congress

Your low-information voters were the ones that voted for this twat knowing she is a crook and a liar.

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Big Internet warns FCC's Pai: We will fight you all the way on net neutrality

Lord_Beavis
Linux

Re: Something's coming

"Can you enlighten us on what this would be?"

Just think about open wireless nodes. All I can say.

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Lord_Beavis
Pirate

Something's coming

And it will make the Internet truly open and it will make all of this a moot point.

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Microsoft promises twice-yearly Windows 10, O365 updates – with just 18 months' support

Lord_Beavis
Pirate

Dear gods...

Apparently they don't know how long it takes for some organizations to vet their software against major OS changes.

If this doesn't drive some people to Linux, I don't know what will.

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Troll it your way: Burger King ad tries to hijack Google Home gadgets

Lord_Beavis
WTF?

Is it me...

or does it sound like a vegan wrote this article?

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TCP/IP headers leak info about what you're watching on Netflix

Lord_Beavis
Pirate

TOS Violation?

"...harvested by setting up a server to automatically “watch” videos..."

What's to stop someone from using a server like that to rip the videos?

<voices from off keyboard>

Oh? What, they have?

I withdraw my question.

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Ubuntu UNITY is GNOME-MORE: 'One Linux' dream of phone, slab, desktop UI axed

Lord_Beavis
Linux

I guess that's about right

I get a new laptop about every two years and that happens to coincide with Ubuntu's even numbered releases. I can't imagine the fuster cluck that this thing would be trying to go to 18.04 LTS from 16.10. But, TBH it would probably have 17.x on it by then.

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Lord_Beavis
Linux

Figures

I finally get used to the polished turd that is Unity and now it's back to Gnome. I think I'll just go back to Slackware w/KDE and no Systemd.

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Adblock Plus owners commandeer Pirate Bay man's tip jar Flattr

Lord_Beavis
Pirate

I stopped using Adblock Plus

Because they sold out.

NoScript and uBlock Origin do the job for me. Even kills those annoying YouTube ads.

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Pennsylvania sues IBM for fraud over $170m IT upgrade shambles

Lord_Beavis
Linux

Re: IT project failure is now structural

"Its the norm because most people in IT can't do their job properly.

Its the dumbing down of the industry and hiring cheap unskilled or under skilled labor."

I blame the point and click admins.

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

Lord_Beavis
Pirate

We love college kids

The first thing they learn is how to make proper coffee. The second thing they learn is how everyone of the SysAdmins likes their coffee.

Once they've mastered that, they learn how to push change requests back on the requester for any asinine reason we can come up with.

You know, true IT work.

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BOFH: Don't back up in anger

Lord_Beavis
Facepalm

The majik in the box

This one time, a fellow tech and I were called to look at this one particularly thick headed users computer. She had created a document, saved said document to the file share and then for some unknown reason, deleted said document.

VSS only runs a couple time a day and she missed the window.

When asked (by her boss) how can something like this be prevented in the future, my colleague answered about a millisecond before I did. Don't delete it in the first place. You wouldn't believe the shit storm that caused because that particular boss thought they were someone not to trifle with.

It ain't rocket science... Yeah, that remark got him in trouble latter on too.

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Lord_Beavis

Re: New technical terms.

My bullshit meter just imploded.

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Adobe reverses decision to kill NPAPI Flash plugin for Linux

Lord_Beavis
Trollface

Re: Streaming Video ??

There's an NPR-TV? What is it? A bunch of hipsters talking about the latest specialty mustard?

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Linux-using mates gone AWOL? Netflix just added Linux support

Lord_Beavis
Linux

"Anonymous Coward

Awesome. Netflix is about to get another 3 customers..."

Well then, you can refer to me as Linux Customer #1 you pretensious twat.

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Linux on Windows 10: Will penguin treats in Creators Update be enough to lure you?

Lord_Beavis
Linux

Re: Like automobiles ? Diesel ? Petrol ?

"M$ should have been split into OS and application divisions a long time ago..."

M$ should stop trying to make an OS and just build a desktop for Linux and port all their programs.

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Top cop: Strap Wi-Fi jammers to teen web crims as punishment

Lord_Beavis
Mushroom

Christ on a cracker...

Somebody please release the singularity. I'm done with this idiotic fucking planet.

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Bruce Schneier: The US government is coming for YOUR code, techies

Lord_Beavis
Linux

Re: Well, maybe we should not put software in everything

"Car makers need to start designing for security, not only safety."

And where Microsoft is concerned, the would need to do the same except not just for the money.

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Lord_Beavis
Pirate

The choice

"The choice is between smart and stupid government involvement..."

Well, anytime the government is involved we know which way that goes.

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