* Posts by Prosthetic Conscience

100 posts • joined 24 Mar 2017

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Come mobile users, gather round and learn how to add up

Prosthetic Conscience
Joke

Re: Better One Innit

I'm old enough to remember we had to use the hydrogen line to measure everything as galaxies hadn't formed yet

It WASN'T the update, says Microsoft: Windows 7 suffers identity crisis as users hit by activation errors

Prosthetic Conscience
Devil

KB971033

Sounds like it will be the remote kill switch for Windows 7 MS will use when they decide they've had enough of users not moving to W10.

Who cracked El Chapo's encrypted chats and brought down the Mexican drug kingpin? Er, his IT manager

Prosthetic Conscience
Joke

That server migration sounds like the on-call from hell - screw up and they bury you and your family.

Dev's telnet tinkering lands him on out-of-hour conference call with CEO, CTO, MD

Prosthetic Conscience
Unhappy

Re: logrotate

You're lucky, if it was a Fortinet on some models logging would just kill the storage medium after a little while due to the excess IO demand..

After all that! Ofcom proposes BT as only broadband universal services provider for whole of UK (except Hull)

Prosthetic Conscience
Meh

Independent how?

How can you have a nation wide presence when you have to constantly lean on the same openreach and BT infrastructure wherever you go, no easy access to ducts, no investment in wireless and a lenghty licensing with ofcom for the latter in addition to them yet allowing/licensing bands that will allow for quick deployment for point to multipoint wireless that would make life easy for everyone and skirt copper completely in some cases. (TBF the wireless stuff have moved up very quickly the last five years maybe ofcom will get clued up)

AI can predict the structure of chemical compounds thousands of times faster than quantum chemistry

Prosthetic Conscience
Joke

the same feat would have taken 16 years with conventional techniques

Can't they just give it a lick and find out?

Silent running: Computer sounds are so '90s

Prosthetic Conscience
Mushroom

On the contrary

I even get people playing music in the office.. And when I ask to have it turned it off because I need to contentrate for extended periods of time with no interruption they tell me to put my headphones on.. I need SILENCE

Pentagon's JEDI mind tricks at odds with our 'values' says Google: Ad giant evaporates from $10bn cloud contract bid

Prosthetic Conscience
Joke

Re: Wait! What?

Google's AI Principles: We need the humans alive to feed our learning algorithms.

Bombing them from a drone doesn't really fit in with that to be honest.

LinkedIn has a Glint in its eye and cash burning a hole in its pocket

Prosthetic Conscience
Facepalm

which produces software to tell employers why workers keep leaving

Why? Because you're a company that needs software to tell you why.

Solved, where's my 80 million

Swedish ISP spanked for sexist 'distracted boyfriend' advert for developer jobs

Prosthetic Conscience
Trollface

Re: Negative towards who?

Whoa whoa there, can't have sense in reason in these things.

If anything this picture is a poignant satire of current affairs.

Braking bad: Mitsubishi recalls 68k SUVs over buggy software

Prosthetic Conscience

Re: What did we do before they invented ABS?

Not exactly the same thing, this is about a bug that can disable ABS presumably unbeknownst to the driver anyway, you'd still kinda have to know what to do depending on the car you're driving regardless of the aids.

Not sure how you should break on a modern automatic with no ABS and no clutch though, so I'd be screwed anyway.. (as far as I remember if there's no ABS and manual you slam the break before the clutch (rather than together) and might have to pump the break yourself)

Spent your week box-ticking? It can't be as bad as the folk at this firm

Prosthetic Conscience
Devil

"he believes his ex-employer eventually paid for the database to be fixed"

I love it when manglement end up paying twice in the end for such decisions, gives me a reason to get up in the morning.

Make BGP great again, er, no, for the first time: NIST backs internet route security brainwave

Prosthetic Conscience
Meh

So much like IPv6 this will be adopted in the next 30 years, yeah?

5G can help us spy on West Midlands with AI CCTV, giggles UK.gov

Prosthetic Conscience
Facepalm

Why don't they spend that 50 Mill...

...As part of the voucher scheme, but for wireless last mile (a market with actual competition and actual benefit to end customers) instead of stuffing the throats of VM and BT subsidising only their "super fast" fibre...

BOFH: Is everybody ready for the meeting? Grab a crayon – let's get technical

Prosthetic Conscience
Pint

We do love our lunches

Unfortunately the favourite pizza place across the road is no longer selling beer, was nice waiting for them to bake it having a beer on the pavement..

First low-frequency fast radio burst to grace our skies detected at last

Prosthetic Conscience

Fatline squirts warning us about the Ousters?

Uber 'does not exist any more' says Turkish president

Prosthetic Conscience
Devil

Cabbies in Eastern Europe

Are a force to be reckoned with, very closely knit and surviving multiple regimes, I find this not surprising at all

Cold call bosses could be forced to cough up under new rules

Prosthetic Conscience
Joke

PECR

Very apt, as those directors are probably PECRs indeed.

Uber jams Arizona robo-car project into reverse gear after deadly smash

Prosthetic Conscience
Joke

"Uber, and its trucking subsidiary Otto"

What's next, autonomous drone subsidiary Göring?

Big bimmer bummer: Bavaria's BMW buggies battered by bad bugs

Prosthetic Conscience
Joke

Can they hack mercs and BMWs so that the Indicators feature is enabled?

High-end router flinger DrayTek admits to zero day in bunch of Vigor kit

Prosthetic Conscience
Coat

DrayTek routers are considered high end in the UK

HAHAHAHAH.

Whenever there was CPE related issues at the old place it was always drayteks, especially with voice. Garbage.

Airbus windscreen fell out at 32,000 feet

Prosthetic Conscience
Joke

Re: PPRuNe thread

They say a miracle in aviation but if it happened twice, and both times everyone got off lightly (considering) surely that's in the "meh, pretty standard kind of incident"-category?

Android devs prepare to hit pause on ads amid Google GDPR chaos

Prosthetic Conscience
Meh

"but warned it couldn't actually be tested until after GDPR was in place"

What they mean by /test/ is they'll wait to be tested in the courts when they get sued by the EU and see how that turns out and put in the work afterwards.

Whoops! Google forgot to delete Right To Be Forgotten search result

Prosthetic Conscience
Trollface

Re: Sounds like many sites will publish enough hints

But if you write "no" and have a record, then you can get fired for lying on the application, since it's technically fraud

Aaah so that's why the Home Office is always asking if I have committed crimes against humanity. I just thought that was their system for keeping dangerous fugitives out of the country.

CEO insisted his email was on server that had been offline for years

Prosthetic Conscience
Trollface

No wonder it kept running out of space

If it ran off a disc

Full shift to electric vans would melt Royal Mail's London hub, MPs told

Prosthetic Conscience
Joke

Re: Hmmm

solar panels on the roof

... in London, UK? Its not exactly an open spaced Andalusian landscape is it

Secret weekend office bonk came within inch of killing sysadmin

Prosthetic Conscience
Coat

Re: Aircon Leaks

Pwah, are we still talking about aircon?

Text bomb, text bomb, you're my text bomb! Naughty HTML freezes Messages, Safari, etc

Prosthetic Conscience
Flame

"and their Messages app fetches it automatically to display a preview"

THIS. Why does every "modern" app have to do this shite!!!

Home Office admits it sent asylum seeker’s personal info to the state he was fleeing

Prosthetic Conscience

Re: Cognitive Dissonance

Working to help their own country by picking up that AK47?

Ecuador tried to make Julian Assange a diplomat

Prosthetic Conscience
Joke

Jose

Hm yeah Jose might be better Julian's 'Jesus' suggestion.

Next; tech; meltdown..? Mandatory; semicolons; in; JavaScript; mulled;

Prosthetic Conscience
Trollface

"but it sounds like the TC39 is saying we're bad for using the language in a particular way"

He should switch to Perl

Q: How do you get YouTube to stop funneling ads to your vids? A: Make jokes next to a dead body

Prosthetic Conscience
Meh

Re: I don't get it

Correct. You don't get it.

Sky customer dinged for livestreaming pay-per-view boxing to Facebook

Prosthetic Conscience
Meh

5000 is all right for what they could've claimed to have lost, nearly 80 000..

Meltdown, Spectre: The password theft bugs at the heart of Intel CPUs

Prosthetic Conscience
Joke

Can we spare a moment for the NSA bods

They must be so disappointed someone else found these out and will have to go back to looking for the next ones.

SuperFish cram scandal: Lenovo must now ask nicely before stuffing new PCs with crapware

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Linux

Re: 'I'm on my second Lenovo laptop at present and see no reason for using anything else'

I've actually had my parents on linux for 8 years now the amount of admin I have to do for them is negligible and its a little bit less likely they'd get conventional adware and viruses. Phishing ofc is the thing now and OS doesn't matter for that.

NAO probing Capita's sickly £700m GP support gig

Prosthetic Conscience
Unhappy

Is there a list of successful Capita projects? Are they awarded such contracts because they have ex public service people among the execs or something? I really don't understand.

SEC sends ICO for restaurant app Munchee back to the kitchen

Prosthetic Conscience
Facepalm

B*llock

Munchee tried to sell "MUN Tokens", a form of digital currency that would be used by both reviewers and restaurants to unlock premium features in the app and to buy advertisements

With crap like this in the real world they're just making Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror and other such shows more difficult to write (case in point: The Thick of It, it all virtually happened now..). And I like such entertainment damn it! Not when it becomes reality

Blighty flogs Qatar a bunch of missiles and Typhoon fighter jets

Prosthetic Conscience
Joke

Sell some to Qatar, sell some to Saudi Arabia then wait to see them in action?

Muzzle our public watchdog much? UK.gov Data Protection Bill adds affect the ICO

Prosthetic Conscience
Big Brother

Was there ever..

"Peak freedom"? or in this day and age it's just simple to get access to information about government decisions and we're simply becoming more aware?

Report: Underwater net cables are prime targets for terrorists and Russia

Prosthetic Conscience
Meh

"but the laws governing them are lax"

Ooh yes of course, good thing we have those tight laws on setting off explosives and attacking people on the street with knives, hence never having such incidents.

Uber hack coverup: Your next US state lawsuit arrives in four minutes

Prosthetic Conscience
Trollface

Uber has been taking money from tyrants? I won't be surprised.

Surprise: Android apps are riddled with trackers

Prosthetic Conscience
Flame

"via retail outlet speakers"

Bloody hell what's wrong with normal WiFi tracking like normal scumbag mall operators.

Forget Sesame Street, scientists pretty much watched Big Bird evolve on Galápagos island

Prosthetic Conscience
Trollface

Re: Pfffffttt!

And it's not observable even so you can't prove it.

Boss made dirt list of minions' mistakes, kept his own rampage off it

Prosthetic Conscience
Mushroom

Re: the big red button

Oh yes, DC provider of ours doing routine UPS maintenance... Everything running on the diesel generators, one of the engineers apparently leans and buttocks said button "by accident" shutting down the generators the whole DC went off. Had some old servers there luckily everything came back no locked drivers or other nightmare stories I started reading about.

Container ship loading plans are 'easily hackable'

Prosthetic Conscience
Go

Sinking the ship??

How about smuggling people guns or drugs undetected, haven't any of you watched the Wire?

Amazon Key door-entry flaw: No easy fix to stop rogue couriers burgling your place unseen

Prosthetic Conscience
Meh

Well that was quick

Less than a month since the 1st article right here?

DXC Tech asks staff to profile their skills

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Coffee/keyboard

"exciting" development that "align with with our new organisation’s harmonisation efforts"

Whats the best way of cleaning vomit off my keyboard?

Donald Trump's tweets: Are they presidential statements or not?

Prosthetic Conscience
Devil

So essentially

the DoJ's position is in line with Trump's agenda: "X is true when X needs to be true and Y is talse/fake when it needs to be both open to re-evaluation at a future time, leave them confused, let them ridicule and not criticize and we're all good for the next 3 years."

Ads watchdog tells Plusnet: There's no way unlimited business broadband costs £4.50

Prosthetic Conscience
Joke

Maybe they actually meant "worth" £4.50

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