* Posts by eionmac

27 posts • joined 16 Sep 2016

Kaspersky: Clumsy NSA leak snoop's PC was packed with malware

eionmac

Re: China did it! Not us! @ST

Quote "I once replaced my work computer's entire OS with Ubuntu because I didn't want to use Windows Vista" Unquote. That was wise.

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HSBC biz banking crypto: The case of the vanishing green padlock and... what domain are we on again?

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They also have great difficulty with UK native languages. Passport in English name, normal use name in a native language as the locals use their language. However the 8 character limit on password is a big failing for a bank.

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Wannacry: Everything you still need to know because there were so many unanswered Qs

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Re: Wasn't "But we had to have SMB for our internal shares on the network" the NHS problem?

HMRC. If you are a 'contractor'' and not a "worker" or "employee", your contract may state you must provide your own IT equipment EXCEPT when working on site of Client. This is an established part of proving 'independence' under HMRC probe for IR35. Thus ,yes, there is a case where a contratcxor would connect to NHS via their own computers from home, for remote working.

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Short movie explaining what it's like to SysAdmin

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thanks, its like someother jobs.

Video much enjoyed, but.....

There is no thanks to sysadmin, if the castle collapses, there is no boss to congratulate you. You should at least leave his chamber standing in the video.

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Unpaid tech contractor: 'I have to support my family. I have no money for medicines'

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value of invoice and tim einterval

To get a semi-automatic small debts court paper started, try to keep invoices below GBP £5,000. and invoice period at a maximum of 14 days. This allows an internet claim for small debts action to be made. It means your terms must include your ability to invoice when any debt due for work done is over GBP £4,500.

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Yee-hacked! Fired Texan sysadmin goes rogue, trashes boot business

eionmac

old POP3 email?

old POP3 email client? residual on departing admins computer.

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Alert! The dastardly Dutch are sailing a 90-ship fleet at Blighty

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Had England no cash to hire Scots Sailors?

1. It seems some wayward Scots fought back, but many were in the Dutch side. Maybe England can hire some part time Scots sailors /out of work fisher folk to greet the Dutch folk.

2. PS I am some what biased. a Scots exile in England these past 60 odd years with happy memories of time in The Netherlands.

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Mozillans call for new moz://a logo to actually work in browsers

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Stupidity of marketing over reality.

My comments are not printable in family site.

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BT installs phone 'spam filter', says it'll strain out mass cold-callers

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Landline is ALWAYS used for outgoing calls

1. I always use only my landline for all outgoing calls. Free cost inside ISP charges .

2. Incoming calls only from family as text messages to mobile. All other calls to mobile disregarded.

3. Incoming calls on landline have occasional Spam , All are logged and reported.

3.1 If genuine all callers know to call on my land line.

4. If I feel like it I apply a spurious talk on a spam call up, but I have to be bored by

Answer that no one uses landlines is false. (PS my work also only uses landlines for non company calls, so many thousands per year on landline)

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Busted Windows 8, 10 update blamed for breaking Brits' DHCP

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Virgin Media as ISP, Acer comp Win10 (7upgrade!) moved location

I see failure on friend's daughter's computer.

Virgin Media as ISP, Acer comp. Win10 (7upgrade!) normally, then moved location Leeds to Warrington..

Computer moved to family house with BT as ISP. Internet connection failed. 20161208&20161209.

Virgin 'down' in places due Win 10 upgrade, but this is Machine that does not connect to internet on local BT router. Reset, reboot does not clear.

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Integrator fired chap for hiding drugs conviction, told to pay compo for violating his rights

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? Delberately employ convicted folk.

1 In one 'job' I had in the past, most employees had 'convicted status'. It depends on the 'cime' and the useful skills needed by 'employer'.. 2. Disclosure: I ended up in that job due to bad activities which caused me to be recommended for selection by a superior who knew how useful my attitudes/skills could be for the job for which they were recruiting.

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Reg man 0: Japanese electronic toilet 1

eionmac

Re: Here I encountered the first of many problems. The labels were entirely in Japanese.

It is better to sit to urinate if male to avoid 'spray microdrops' from water entering the atmosphe, likewise close lid before flushing for same reason.

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British banks chuck smartphone apps out of Windows

eionmac

Phone or computer?

What is a smartphone, windows or other type? I make phone calls or wee text messages on my phone, nothing else.

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A British phone you're not embarrassed to carry? You heard that right

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Re: Diasappointing

Teleco at home is not available at work, so TWO SIMs are necessary. micrSD so all stuff recorded can be removed and left at home whne entering USA. (bare phone for customs inspection)

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eionmac

Re: AKA 'old rectory syndrome'

Not so rare. In Canada we had 3 to 5 inches (deeper than the finger peephole) of ice (from breath condensation) in a centrally heated house at 80 deg F on inside of windows. Rectories in England as luxury comparied to this.

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Uber drivers entitled to UK minimum wage, London tribunal rules

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Read the judgement PDF

As I read contracts, I have just read the whole 38 page judgement. The judge was scathing about the UBER Lawyers trying to avoid their legal duties and trying to outwit their "workers". This will go to appeal by Uber I am sure, but the union concerned has to get full marks for taking on this task. If you employ someone and try to disguise employment of 'worker' by obscure wording this judgement will tell against you if you write such stuff after today.

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eionmac

Re: Next on the list: VAT

No. Only five farthings for all past transport.

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Accountant falls for sexy Nigerian email scammer, gives her £150k he cheated out of pal

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age has problems. Police were actually not doing their job.

At the age referenced the senile degradation (outside medically qualitatively examined and confirmed dementia), makes me feel the first thing police should have done was a medical check of his mental acuity and senile onset. I do not understand why his defense [ advisers / lawyer(s)? ] did not raise this matter. Many when aged are good, some are incapable of correct thought processes and decisions and in this case it seemed loneliness was a major factor; hence internet dependency; almost like an acquired drug addition.

Police only prosecuting seems a 'I will only do the minimum to tick boxes' job.

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And so we enter day seven of King's College London major IT outage

eionmac

Re: It's bad.

KCL is not alone in "office politics can clog up progress more often than sheer ineptitude. "

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Desktop budget wrangles: Whose device is it anyway?

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different security levels

When "The Company" about 4000 desktops/laptops uses a specified intranet with email to internet and internet capability via a 'closed firewall' with many different company sites; then company is excluded from 'sensitive' 'defence' jobs as it is insecure as they (GOV sensitive) want air gaped working cells with all IT equipment totally isolated from the internet. Not possible with a 'company control IT/Internet via only the intranet LAN, where IT service is controlled from an offshore (read cheap) location by non nationals. Result no government contracts.

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Re: all admins

Problem comes with solutions being worked on on a BYOD ('because that is how I have always worked it out!") which does not translate to company operated and owned computing gear.

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RBS debit card payments have gone utterly TITSUP

eionmac

hand write a cheque. If they refuse , then they have a problem

I carry a cheque book for ATM/retail point failures. Offer a cheque. if they refuse advise them you have the means of payment and have offered it. If they keep the cheque , you will allow card transaction next time when they surrender the cheque

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The wait is over: MoD releases latest issue of Ship Paint Monthly

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Nope. Corrosion can be hidden (Purposely!)

Due to bad corrosion and many trials of coatings on metals for one item open to sea, fresh water and all in between, the staff 'painted' over corrosion just before inspections. Eventually pain shell no innards. Replaced metal with wood( yes, a hard wood Lignum Vitae); it worked. Worked for many years between replacement versus 2~3 years for coated metals.

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Days are numbered for the Czech Republic

eionmac

Re: where does this spelling come from ?

Humour. Like Mc, Mhic , Mac, M' , Nic (in Scots/Irish) it is a specific language sound, with meaning. I grew up in Scotland / Caledonia/ Scotia/ North Britain and our school gave up indexing pupils under "M" (too many started with a M variant) so indexed under next part of name e.g MacDonald was indexed under D . OK until university when we had many Africans with names like M'Bono who were lost when indexed under B. Usage rules. The Africans adapted!

Checho was what most Czechs used to me when I sojourned in Czechoslovakia in Soviet 'overrule days'.

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Brexit will happen. The EU GDPR will happen. You can't avoid either

eionmac

Re: All it is..

"out of the air" and from under the sea.

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Re: Compliance

No language allows 'rush' and 'courts' in the same sentence, However yes the UK can 'may appear to rush things', same procedure; cease to trade as a company , in UK 10 days , in Italy 7+ years in my personal experience. It was a cessation of an unincorporated joint venture where each party has to cease under its own laws.

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Re: Just move your business before actual Brexit

Location of Head Office has NO IMPACT on any trading across actual borders. Subsidiary in say an EU country like Germany has two sets of rules a) An EXPORT outside EU, b) a DISPATCH to a country inside EU. At the moment all UK trade to EU and EU trade to UK is a Dispatch for customs & VAT purposes. After BREXIT all UK trade to EU and from EU is a normal EXPORT (it will cross the EU external boundary) [A dispatch crosses a National Boundary (say UK to Ireland, Netherlands to Germany ) but does not cross the EU Boundary. The Physical location of origin of goods is important the HQ and its registration is not.

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