Re: Click Here To Kill Everybody
I am really tempted to leave the paperback on my desk to see if I get any comments, BOFH style.
131 posts • joined 9 Mar 2017
I am really tempted to leave the paperback on my desk to see if I get any comments, BOFH style.
'Giving Tuesday and Stand up to Cancer' ? they sound like worthy causes to me, what makes the difference to the amount that they have to pay back.
Why did Royal mail have to pay back more per spam ?
'The fundamental issue is whether you're entering the US at a port of entry or just walking over the border. Walking over the border is against the law.'
Tell that to the native Americans that got invaded by the the British, French and Spanish etc. At least these immigrants are not killing the natives and just want somewhere safe to raise their children. What would you do in their shoes ?
They found have just said that the Air con failed, the servers had a sh!t fit and turned off to stop themselves melting.
Or someone left the door open.
Or Sales guy doing a tour thought it was a bit nippy so adjusted the temperature.
We will never know. It's somebody else's server farm after all.
I really like the look of the programmable actions but I doubt I will get the update / S7.
Flipping several settings / Bluetooth on, open maps, turn off Wi-Fi, turn on GPS, turn on selective call blocking every time I get in the car is a pain. Maybe if I could get it to detect the car charger socket when plugged in it could do all of this itself. Probably wishful thinking but still looks like progress.
You beat me to it grrr..
Could be worse though. ISDN failure at the exchange took BT a whole 2 hours to fix / change the fibre card or something. Awesome response to be fair. The divert to out backup numbers took 3 hours to cancel once the main lines were back up hahahaha
Just make sure those DVD's get disposed of correctly and not left in the general waste or on a train.
'We are contacting those whose non-financial personal data was accessed to inform them, to apologise, and to give them advice on any protective steps they should take.'
I'm guessing that they will tell you to use a credit reference agency... sounds like a great idea :/
'In terms of scale, if all IPv4 addresses were contained inside a smartphone, IPv6 would fill a container the size of the Earth.'
Iphone6 plus or something smaller with upgradable storage ? It makes a difference :p
If I was, i would buy a payg sim and throw away phone and not log on to anything without a VPN preferably over a mobile carrier rather than unsecured Wi-Fi.
It's bad enough that shopping malls track you via your Wi-Fi mac (yes I know it can be randomized to an extent). If a shopping mall can do that just imagine how much the Russian spooks, police or crims can do...
I thought it was the grass drinking the water then somebody smoking it ?
'Re: In the early days...
If you have to wash toner off your hands after handling laser printed pages you have a fuser temperature problem.'
Or someone has moved the envelope lever on the fuser!
On the second go I swapped out Blockchain for Cloud and it was hilarious.
Counter Bombardment and Counter Mortar Battery Equipment. Is still in use today to pinpoint enemy mortar fire locations.
No doubt based on these concrete structures but using modern microphones and computers.
Nice link here for modern adaptations...
Very nice article, next to BOHF these keep me coming back.
I have a nice button on all my routers that says 'IPV6=off' I could enable but how much of an extra admin headache will that involve ?... from what I have read, a lot more than I want to deal with, IPV4 firewalls, DHCP and VPN routing etc seem very simple in comparison.
I was a massive achievement to keep the water out in the channel tunnel and before that under the Thames. Maybe they can keep the air out of a tube ?
Fingers crossed they can make it work, progress is progress.
You still need to provide the back end connection and power no matter how small the antenna is.
RE.Cashcow My Honda has a crash mitigation system. They put the radar /laser range finder on the windscreen so that it gets swept clean by the wipers.
It works quite well (practiced on cardboard boxes;) but it can be slightly over cautious when I pull on to a roundabout/ slams brakes on and doesn't stall! No idea how I haven't been rearended yet.
6 P's, you can do it without mentioning the process of evacuating urine.
One idiot, (normally in sales)to select the wrong field and you will have a serious issue.
It's easy enough to prevent in exchange etc by setting maximum recipients to a sensible value. At least it will limit the damage.
Sophos SEA (mail scanning appliance) can also do rule checking on outgoing mail to prevent this problem as well.
I have a 'spare' FritzBox supplied by Xen internet. Unfortunately they have taken some features out / it can't be used in bridged modem only mode grrr.
Thankfully the Draytek 130 VDSL is not that expensive and just does as it's told !
'no one had a good enough understanding of what it would take to make the programme successful'
Well that's a good start.
I had to point out to a (very large and I would hope secure company) That the procedure that they required me to go through would be out of date by the time I competed it. Turns out that the changes mentioned on the desclosure government website were wrong and I still had to use the old system. England Scotland and Wales or something, I live in one and was going to work in one of the others. One phone call and I got sent the certificate, absolute crap tbh, they didn't even verify my ID properly and this is meant to be a seriously secure site!
As an individual you can't get away with paying 80% of a speeding ticket.
Why are the ICO fines any different.. oh it's more like a parking ticket for them.
For managing company pages only.
Nothing personal on there at all as far as I am aware.
The only option given by Facebook today is to agree or delete the account.
I don't think that is quite right somehow.
“The amounts,” warned White, “could be very substantial indeed. If there are 4.4m claimants, each entitled to several hundred pounds, under the current damages-based regime the maximum share is 50 per cent. If 50 per cent were taken by the funder, the amount generated in this action for the funder would be a very substantial sum of money."
So why not just let the bottom feeding scum fight it out. Refuse their offer of 50% and file your own case, if they win it's already been proven and you can have a shed load more cash ?
Probably a long shot but I'm no liarwer.
Well I doubt the US will allow the UK to extradite Zuck so I guess it's up to the EU to sort that one out.
"Only then will we benefit (profit) from the enormous value of our health data. Deals are already being struck without the required partnership models we need."
By selling personal data to 3rd parties ? I haven't signed up for that. Also deals are already being struck ? FOI request please Reg ?
Heel the world
DAB Is just as bad on the M4 between Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea. FM works fine all over the south west without having to retune every 25 ish miles.
Also that annoying bloke on traffic broadcast from somewhere in Sommerset keeps coming up when I'm in Wales. Wish I could block that 30 seconds of traffic news and 5 minutes of talking cr@p.
I wish I had the spare time to do stuff like that ! Must have taken quite a few hours.
We take these matters extremely seriously and keep our procedures under constant review to ensure they reflect best practice.
It's the first time that I half believe it... Or not.
The sites in the Falklands and Ascension Islands could well be snatched back by the UK if the EU does not share its space-based toys.
Or pay an exorbitant amount of cash for? Just throwing the idea out there :)
If you really need remote web admin disable http and change the https port to something else.
Also disable all the other remote admin options and preferably white list access via designated IP's, it's not hard with Draytek kit.
I had just been sent to a new workshop and couldn't attend certain training course that everyone else had been booked on for the day.
Instead of giving me the day off or just letting me laze about I was told to cut some old metal wheels / steelies in half so they could be hung on the wall to coil tubing/ wire etc
The boss may have pointed to an angle grinder but I decided the gas axe was the better faster option and I would be finished much sooner. What I didn't realise is that a new floor with a very nice thick coating of oil resistant paint had just been laid.
I spent most of the day buffing out all the pock marks left by the molten metal.
Always keep some in my pocket, using last week's paper is ok at a push but you have scrunch it up a few times so it goes soft. Not mentioning any particular customer.
It was my little brother that didn't have anywhere to live. Shoot me for trying to help him out.
Random issue with the DVLA, gifted bike to my brother and he forgot to tax it 2 years later. I had to pay the victim surcharge on top of the fine lol
Guess it's so old that they forgot about that one, gits.
How much preinstalled c£AP is on it ? Samsung are bad enough... I just want a bare android phone with zero crud or click here to use a Samsung account etc.
Or not salty enough ....
You are sweating wrong !
They also look ridiculous IMHO.
Fortunately I buy my phones separately / not on contract. The WileyFox swift is still working great and I love unlocked phones so I can swap sim cards when I like.
Any idea if the new WileyFox owner / company is any good as they promised to honour warranty claims for phones sold by the previous owner etc? Or should I just go for a One Plus or something else ?
That's a lot of power that could be put to better use or maybe just not used at all.
Some people are making a lot of money, I'm guessing the canny ones will cash out before the bubble pops.
I would probably kick my own door in before reporting a break in if I couldn't figure out how they got in.
Does anyone that reads The Reg actually use these cloudy lock things....
I didn't realise google owned Waze. Thanks for pointing it out !
What's that open source alternative again ? OSM ?
Why the hell are they not using in house IT and FFS I hate using the term their own 'cloud' / secure network ? The amount of marketing speak used makes it seem like the sales people have already won.
Is it because they do not have the knowledge or correct people to advise them or because the string pullers want spend in the right places ?
We've asked Facebook for comment and will update the story if they respond.
I wonder how many naughty lists The Reg is on ! Well done for asking the hard questions !
'Completely isolated, physically separate hardware for passenger Wi-Fi is preferable.'
It probably is separate and the contract given to the lowest bidder. This is not news, if anything you can bet an outfit like crapita is involved and it is totally separate from the running of the train systems and implemented at great cost when a conjoined secure system that actually works could be designed and implemented for 1/4 the cost if the people on this forum had input.
Large format LED (they don't generally use lasers any more because the beam emitter has to be too far away from the drum and lenses are expensive) printers and all toner based copiers are boring now. At least 2 thermal cutouts (wax expansion / replacement required) and several thermistors, the good ones have expensive non contact ones the crap ones contact the belt or rollers increasing wear.
At least they don't catch on fire though ;)
Also damp paper is the leading cause of our service calls (next to user failure)... excessive paper curl / jams. I have seen fuser exits convered in condensation and one rusted to destruction after 6 months use.
We all also had one call where a user was adamant that the copier had flooded their office with water ? One Courtesy call later to inspect the machine we decided that the office dog was more likely to be at fault.
Just got VDSL2 provided by Zen installed as another backup / load balance 40 down 7 up so not bad for our area tbh. The first thing I did was bin their FritzBox router as it does not support bridge mode and disable IPV6 from the firewall on that interface.
Draytek vigor 130 works very well as a bridge and gets better speeds than the FritzBox.
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