They've hired a Marie Kondo type to declutter all the unwanted stuff.
Result :- MORE Space
213 posts • joined 31 Aug 2017
What would be the cost of hosting 50 million old MP3s?
call it 5MB per MP3 so around 250 TB's of storage [now] going spare ........................
I'm another that thinks they just CBA keeping the old stuff, and would also wonder how they 'lost' everything and only appear to have a single copy too, whatever happened to BACKUP, then BACKUP again, before doing ANYTHING D/B related
And, from the article "Do the words “just in case“ also fill you with foreboding?"
In my case, the words I dread most are "While you are here...".
for ME, I had been on service desk for a while, and was sort of into the script thing, so on getting a field service contract, some things carried over, and on one job, at the conclusion, I uttered those immortal desk drone words, "and while I'm here, is there anything else I can help you with" ..............
NEVER again ffs :o)
The lesson to be learned here is that if you really want to work for shit-bags make damn sure you have quality dirt on them first.
in other words, it's never realy been about WHAT you know, or even WHO you know, more a case of what you know, ABOUT who you know .............................
Huawei cited a study of Chinese law by Clifford Chance that concluded the People's Republic does not oblige vendors to plant backdoors or other eavesdropping methods in telco equipment, and no sanctions exist against a company which has refused such a request.
I doubt very much if ANY country has anything like that WRITTEN DOWN .....................
and internal sanctions ........... China has a certain reputation in that direction, and then charging the family for the bullet used to 'execute' said sanction .............
T - otally
I - ndependant ?
T - his
S - pies
U - nwanted
P - erformance
reads like the guy was a bit of a loner, and had no real contact with anyone in his last few years :o(
sad to think he may actually have passed away, and its only now that anyone is realising due to this ................
T - otally
I - nvalidated
T - his
S - tates
U - sual
P - resence
1984 was supposed to be a WARNING
NOT a feckin INSTRUCTION BOOK FFS
it has also been said that George would maybe not have been surprised at the levels of intrusion into peoples private lives, but would be more concerned that we are happy to buy the cameras ourselves :o(
"Unless the Supreme Court corrects these twin reversals, this case will end developers' traditional ability to freely use existing software interfaces to build new generations of computer programs for consumers."
will be one of the few times you hear ANY of the big boys menton the 'users' / consumrs
next up, I am expecting - "won't anyone think of the children" :oP
Bring production back to the UK, pay a decent wage and stop being a greedy cunt.
ah, bless -
a true fantasist right here :o) everyone else takes the money and runs = probable result to gaining excessive finanial clout
No need for billions, if I had any money I'd have moved to Italy or Germany in the last year.
The UK is fucked and I don't want to associate with racist England any more.
so promptly adds countries that are radically heading to the FAR right at a speed of knots ffs.
UK for me, I love the place, it will still be here, and will never really alter until we head to WWIII :o(
so, UK for a couple of years, then off looking for a spot that's not THAT hot, and sort of likes the older and wealthy Brit :o)
I heard third ancestor, and thought a Ménage à trois
but now find it isn't that interesting, wish I'd asked nana some proper questions when I had the chance now :o)
mind you I HAVE been to Texas, and the size of some of them guys is proof positive that some were humping buffalo's :oP
@AC wrote: Also bring a clip board and you will be invincible.
Used to be a clipboard and a frown would let you leisurely stroll past any security. I wonder, in the age of computers does that still work or will people stop you to ask "Hey, what's that"?
the clipboard and THE frown were social engineering 101 back in the day, still works to this day, just that some organisations are getting their act together, mind you, the sheer number of web based connections available nowadays is making the use of social engineering less important now, even if it is still a potent force at times
shurely there's a demand for this thread to be resurrected ?
I remember it well, if not the actual nights themselves LOL
proud to say have tried a few, and survived them all, although waking up in a bed that stinks of god knows what the morning after was always a surprise :o)
this year, I am in work, support is always available :oP
but thinking of you all in your party frocks :o)
Happy New Year commentards!
not me :o)
but in my time pre IT, I was an electrician, worked on same site as my dad [RIP] we were working to alter some wiring runs, in a VERY hot spot in factory, dad decided to remove his shirt to give him a chance of staying cool ish, I was already a hot sweaty mess.
after the work was completed, we were coming down ladders / scaffolding to return to the site box where we kept tools and kit etc, to find a fitter [ mech type guy ] using dad's shirt to clean his hands ...........
cue merciless hoots of laughter from moi
and a decidely filthy shirted dad making his way home later to try and explain that one to mum :o)
"There was a list of websites whose names took on unfortunate connotations when concatenated into a URL. Among them were Pen Island Stationers and Mole Station Creche."
And Experts Exchange. When they started appearing in "unfortunately named websites" lists, they added a redirect to a domain with a hyphen.
wasn't there an issue when SuBo had her latest CD release ?
all invited to see at www.susanalbumparty...................................
A London council decided they needed better workplace compliance tools at round the turn of the century
THE CENTURY ................ WTAF
I feel so old now
in work, it's Boxing day, and up until NOW, LAST CENTURY was the feckin VICTORIANS ffs :o)
anyhow, I will need a strong lie down in the morning to get over this latest old age revelation :oP
great thread, lots of details in an easy to read package, but this ..........
In short, use a unique password for your IoT gear, and activate two-step authentication where possible.
should be the mantra for the madern world, I know it isn't perfect, but it IS SO much better than the usual melange of reused passwords and nothing else, read about the FORTNITE hackers making money from stealing accounts, and even they were saying that 2FA would give them grief.
would usually expect to see a rush of the appleatsi all telling us how good the product is and that the price merely reflects this ...........
maybe, just maybe, Apple have actually started to price out their biggest supporters ?
and that isn't going to help, if you have a mediocre range and a sky high price, then every little bit of positive print helps
ME ? I have an MS phone .............. so what do I know :o)
due for replacement as of the 19th December, and as MS have decided to ditch all of their clients, I am left looking at Android - price alone sets Apple out of the basket - but I have only ever used windows smart phones, and so will need to re-train myself into a different OS, but at least Mr Cook's market plan means I only have to think about one OS :oP
why facial recognition ...........
surely a fingerprint reader on the buzzer push would be easier to sort [ AND hide :oP ]
and yes, some people wear gloves, but it would still build up an impressive D/B over the passage of a year or so, THEN add in the facial recog AI kit, and add in a splash of interactive with your cell phone, and now we are seriously into Minority Report world ..............................
maybe add a [\ sarcasm ] so I can employ plausible deniability when this does hit the streets :o)
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