Re: There is a principle to consider
Up Vote and a Beer for the Disk World reference (I like Vimes, I understand Vimes).
18 posts • joined 9 Apr 2017
Up Vote and a Beer for the Disk World reference (I like Vimes, I understand Vimes).
*Can* do actual Police Work and Law Enforcement, within the law, using good thinking and meticulous and methodical investigation.
Perhaps More importantly, this sort of takes the polish off the steaming shit Comey keeps feeding Congress Critters about not being able to catch criminals without massive new privilages. But then, we here in the Colonies know that Comey has nothing but the best interest of the American People in mind. </ThereIsNoWordToAdequatelyExplainTheMagnitudeOfMySarcasm>
IfI end up with "Just A Gigilo" stuck in my head, we are going to have words, you and I.
Upvote and a Beer for you my friend.
SaMbA has had Active Directory for some time now, but even more fun is that I've used my laptop's SaMbA to escalate to a PDC by *Changing The Build Number* to higher than the Windows PDC/BDCs. (To be fair, I used to do it to NT back in the day if I needed the PDC otherwise occupied while I pulled completely legal, by the client's decree because had to be done and cheating was Authorizezd, etc, etc, shennanagans).
I was in Indianapolis, bringing up a BDC in Oakland when the West Coast...vanished. Just gone. *Poof* Nada. Then it started coming back up slowly. Turns out, some jackass backhoed a backbone fiber around Vegas. I had Dial-In (remember RAS? I have PTSD but it could be tricked in to all sorts of neat Dominion stuff) and updated the Role so poor Oakland could do all the office stuff that offices tend to do because they could log in.
Active Directory == NIS+/Kerberos/LDAP/DNS done completely wrong.
At least here in the States we try an be sneaky bastards slurping up data but you mates, just "Well sure brah, here ya' go."
I'll get us all a round because, rediculous.
I do. On the Pacific North-Left (and along the West Coast Fibers).
President Xi was here a few with some Skirt+Smoke blowing. Some fun:
1. Thirty days before the visit roving hacks from China's backbone dropped off the charts and returned thirty days after.
2. China ordered some 200+ airframes from Boeing (jacking the stock price) that made the front page of the WSJ and Seattle TImes, and was quietly downgraded by 1/3 weeks later, bade C-5 as three pargraphs.
3. Bill Gates declined a meeting on "Cyber Security" (That's just kind of funny.)
4. We're right back to the usual traffic from the usual IPs, state sponsored...As an American SysAdmin sitting off of fiber from Asia, I simply crack up about Russian "hacking" when I'm looking at sevaral hundreds of orders of magnitude (yes, you read that correctly) of packets from China.
5. Russia? A good phishing Op against (l)Users, is a phishing op...not Hacking. And hey, if your target is that stupid, more power to ya' (I'm becoming old and mean and cynical). The fact that it's old US political luddites just makes it more entertaining.
This Industrial shit is getting on my nerves though. It's all fun and bloody games until someone pokes an eye out.
Upvote because being from SiliValley, and a "gun enthusiast" (I'll shoot occasionally when the opportunity presents itself), every point you make is true.
Gods bless Kalifornia. I do so love it's quirkyness.
Holy Crap! You've gone and found the Root of the Problem! (Beers, many plurals) for you good sir. Now that we have identified it, let us go about eliminating it, with extreme prejudice.
I was going to say that it's completely legal here and in concentrated form(s), but then I realized that what they're smoking and what I'm smoking probably aren't similar.
I live in Redmond. You have no idea what little shits are spawned from the Kool-Aid drinking sub-primates that work for Microsoft.
And there it is, right there.
If Adobe would port CS/CC to Linux (not a far stretch from the code-base for the Mac) myself and others here will be ass-deep in folk *demanding* we install Linux on their desktops. My better half (Designer) would set her desktop on bloody *fire* (tendency to blame hardwre for softwre problems), place her hands on hips, and say "Well? Where's my new Linux box?" to which I'd respond by grabbing my coat and heading to Fry's (for new hardware, I already have half a dozen distros on my key-ring).
*I* think InkScape is (very seriously subjectively) better than Illustrator HOWEVER, GIMP is...er...GIMP and Photoshop...isn't. Photoshop folk are not going to leave Adobe (I learned this at WiReD in the 90s) and until that little gap gets bridged, folk who could and would use the hell out of Linux (or BSD) won't because their Primary Work Tool simply isn't available.
From a Professional/SoHo standpoint, there is very little else that Linux can't accomplish (better) than Windows (in every respect) but the lack of Creative Suite is a crushing liability...more than it seems it should be. But...there it is.
An OS, no matter the quality, will always be hamstrung but the availability, or lack, of Applications users need (I'm not putting *want* here).
[The Gimp...because, GIMP]
"then the complainers should take issue with the US Patent Office for issuing this patent"
Ho! Everyone hold on there everyone, @hrearden360 mkes a good point right here.
Let's talk about that.
1. The United States Patent Office is a worthless pile of crap staffed, as near as can be divined, by dead parrots and Roomba's. Yes, because of their well-known inability to read a document and grok ("process", to you) the simple concept right in front of them (e.g., The Patent), the U.S.P.O. awards idiot patents on a *REGULAR BASIS*.
2. The EFF (who, to reply to your first comment, has a metric shitload of Patent And Other Intellectual Property Lawyers on hand s they're in San Francisco and Silicon Vlley is quite lousy with the breed), then, points to those Stupid Patents in a (correctly) mocking and derisive way (as should we all).
3. Now along comes a $PatentTroll that picks up that "Intellectual Property" usually in a "Start-Up->Fall Down" Sale. This organization produces nothing but hasa this "Intellectual Property" (that, we ALL gree, should never have been awarded in the first place) and then:
4. Ties up the damned courts, using them to *Extort* (it is *Extortion*, make no mistake, as I have been on the recieving end of this shit a few times). So, here *I* am, Joe Citizen, PAYING A FORTUNE for the Luddite, inefficient, slow-assed (I think the Brits call them "Beaks"...I like that) judge can rule that $PatentTroll, who designs nothing, produces nothing, is usally shrouded in shady shell companies, can legally extort an Actual productive organization out of hard earned, often clawed out of the ether, profit. I, as a citizen, resent that a Great Deal.
Now *that* is a greater view of the problem at hand for you. But I'll grant you that you are correct, The United States Post Office is very much to blame. Followed immediately by slimy little turds with nothing useful to do and no actual skills.
I'm an Engineer and a Technician, I made things, provide value. I've no love for someone who does nothing to contribute, plays extortion games, And Distracts From The Useful Work by pissing away time and other resources in court. Most folk around here, you'll find, agree.
(Note: Had to make a new account to post as the servers running the domain I signed up to The Reg forever ago, are currently running around the Great West US in the trunk of an Apache Foundation founder's car, and he's in no hurry to put them in a datacenter, like, this spring, anytime, at all. Can't be without my RegForums and Troll Bashing.)
Wow man, you win the Token Ring Net for the day (and a beer).
I don't know what to do...downvote the pun, or upvote the dial-up reference.
That's a tough one.
Some of my buddies and I commuted from California's 'Lovely' Central Valley in to SiliVlley in the 90's and we would specifically stop at the grocery to purchse an Enquirer (or other such sillines) for us to read on the way back home.
Picture: Up at BFAM, two hour run to work, ten hour I.T. day, assemble four I.T. professionals (at different companies), two hour run back home. Well ...
The SUN and Enquirer are effin' Hysterical after a day in the CoLo. (Also, Four punchy geeks will laugh at anything.)
So yeah, there is a market, of sorts. I prefer The Onion to CNN by a long shot (and if I want actual information, I'll ask John Olliver what the hell is going on).
Please accept this for both the story and the reference to the register in Money.
I use cash. I like cash. It's boring old US cash but no one has ever told me I can't use it, that it isn't welcome, that their shit doesn't work and I can't use it. Work fine in The US, Jamaica, Mexico, South America and some of Canada.
I was stopped for a search (pre 9/11) in Detroit once and the DEA guy (ATF guy was totally cool and funny) asked if I thought it was odd that I was carrying $1000USD on my person (meaning *he* thought it was odd) to which I replied: "Have you ever tried to get a cab from the airport to the hotel and then a hotel AND THEN a meal in Ogden Utah at 2200Hours when the power as out because of a (really cool) snow-storm, and nothing card related worked? Because I have and because of *that*, I'll just carry a bit of dosh to tide me over for a few *days* when I travel, in case of, you know, winter, storms, Murphy." (The punchline to this story is when I asked the ATF guy who the hell sneaks drugs *IN* to California, which was my destination.)
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