* Posts by daflibble

20 posts • joined 24 Oct 2017

Psst. Hey. Hey you. We have to whisper this in case the cool kidz hear, but... it's OK to pull your data back from the cloud

daflibble

Re: Yeah? sue us.

It could be just sitting out there in an unsecured S3 bucket and nobody has noticed it yet.

*Spits out coffee* £4m for a database of drone fliers, UK.gov? Defra did game shooters for £300k

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I see a future full of drones coming in at less than 250g doing amazing things.

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"In a drone! You know, no good reason, but... just because. ;-)"

In a drone you say... excellent. Make that multiple drones operating in an international swam with solar power to provide eco saving credentials + high resiliency and just plain cool press release potential. oh and it could double up as a mesh wifi network platform ; )

It'd be really cloudy ; )

Idiot admits destroying scores of college PCs using USB Killer gizmo, filming himself doing it

daflibble

Re: Silly "victims"!

Far too much effort, why issue computers when users are so much more productive with an Etch A Sketch and no vulnerable USB ports to plug into. Just think of the IT hardware budget saving too.

Ooh, my machine is SO much faster than yours... Oh, wait, that might be a bit of a problem...

daflibble

Oh I had one of these only a couple of years ago.

The Deputy head of the 6th form college I worked for was teaching in a lab classroom when all laptops\desktops were reduced to a crawl after I kicked of a 2TB file transfer from a DR Backup Exec server to a New DR file server. There were a good 100 end point connected to the edge switch stack trying to login with roaming profiles at the time my file transfer was saturating the link. The lab was next to the DR room I was in so I heard the uproar at the issues and quickly terminated the file copy and popped into the room to check everything out. NP all sorted now, I'll investigate and let you know later if I find a root cause.

Turned out a predecessor in my sysadmin role had run out of MTRJ connectors to patch the Backup Exec server into the core switch (as was the habit at this establishment) and had patched it into an edge switch stack with Cat 6 instead. Server had 2x 1Gbps links back to an edge switch which only had 1Gbps uplink to core switch.

On a positive note the core switch upgrade that happened the next summer had no issues getting approval for all the edge stacks uplinks to be upgraded to redundant bonded links. Needless to say I fixed the server patching later and when I finally left that job they had proper Top Of Rack switching for servers with high speed links back to an upgraded core switch infrastructure that no longer used MTRJ fiber connections. They'll not be breaking things that way again without serious mistakes by onsite staff for some time I hope.

Are you sure your disc drive has stopped rotating, or are you just ignoring the messages?

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So nothing much has changed with people reading error messages.

I'm just not sure the computer works here – the energy is all wrong

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Reminds me of a similar story at my first employer. They had a client with similar problems with persistent PC crashes. Turned out to be the use of an ARC welding machine on the same mains circuit was the culprit. Temporary loan of a UPS proved the point.

My 2019 resolution? Not to buy any of THIS rubbish

daflibble

Re: Late to the party. As usual...

I remember them well, still on the bookshelf.

The best way to screw the competition? Do what they can't, in a fraction of the time

daflibble

Re: "Ethernet is so much better"

>Nobody has yet mentioned Token Ring. The Big Blue alternative.

Another marvellous technology ruined by stupid pricing decisions and underdevelopment.

Last place I worked you could still see all the token ring cabling if you looked in the dark places and above the false ceiling tiles.

daflibble

Re: "Ethernet is so much better"

>A brief history of timeethernet for you wippersnappers who've never seen anything older than twisted pair with switches.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane

Cathay Pacific hack: Personal data of up to 9.4 million airline passengers laid bare

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Re: Another Company That I've Never Heard Of

>Yep. I'm surprised they didn't just say: "It's okay, all those affected had their personal data exposed in the Experian leak

Excellent we could have a new amendment to GDPR which could require organisations when reporting leaks to correlate the information with other known leaks for discounts on fines ; )

UK.gov isn't ready for no-deal Brexit – and 'secrecy' means businesses won't be either

daflibble

Re: Hmm

I'd vote for moving the UK population to move to Mars. This would be a far reaching visionary future for the country the only sort of thing that's going to save us from the CF called Brexit.

Plex plucks media cloud service, sends users scurrying to exit

daflibble

Good riddence cloud bollox

Lifetime plex pass holder and couldn't give a (*&^ about the cloud feature.

I wish they'd sort out the DVR stuff though. Still getting issues with Silicondust network tuner and recording to SSD storage.

Hears hoping they have the time to deal with DVR issues now they are not wasting so much time on cloud stuff.

I've seen the future of consumer AI, and it doesn't have one

daflibble

Re: "I asked ... what exactly ClOi could do"

ClOi definitely another attempt to bypass the few awkward CIO's that do their job like ask difficult questions of digital plans or say no to latest buzzword technology plan. Chief digital officers evidently weren't good enough yes men. We now need yes robots to replace the few hold out CIO's plus you can pay them less ; )

Who wants a quad-core 4.2GHz, 64GB, 5TB SSD RAID 10 … laptop?

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Reminds me of the suitcase handle option I used to fit to mini tower PC's to make them luggable back in the 90's.

Most IT contractors want employment benefits if clobbered with IR35

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Government could just go back to employing professional staff as employees on good wages and stop paying contractors to do the work. I think an extra tax rate for contractors would sort the problem nicely. Might help fix some of the skill shortages too buy encouraging organisations to train staff again.

Microsoft says 'majority' of Windows 10 use will be 'streamlined S mode'

daflibble

Re: S for...

"ForthIsNotDead

S for...

"Should have got Linux""

Ah ha as Linux on windows is available as a store app, Window S just makes it easy to run Linux ; )

SCREEEECH: US national security agency puts brakes on Qualcomm takeover

daflibble

Re: TITSUP

"lafnlab

TITSUP

I wonder if El Reg will post something with all the permutations of TITSUP it has published."

I suggest a commemorative tea towel with the top 5 when they reach a significant round number.

UK local gov: 37 cyber attacks a minute but little mandatory training

daflibble

OK, who PAYS for this increased security

"Charles 9

OK, who PAYS for this increased security"

Well nobody and that's generally the problem ; )

Watership downtime: BadRabbit encrypts Russian media, Ukraine transport hub PCs

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Re: Ransom demands in BitCoin again

How long before they criminalise the use of flash?

Longer than they should have ; )

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