Colour me impressed... not.
Let me know when you have taken down 200,000,000 accounts, then I'll know you're working on it.
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Not to dis clonezilla and OSS in general I have used CZ many times in Linux, but if you use Windows check out drivesnapshot.de. I have used this for weekly full drive images and nightly diffs to network storage on 5 servers for over 15 years and it has never failed. Started on physical machines and used the images to move to xen (virtual iron), then kvm and back to hyper-v with a move to vmware along the way ( no auto conversions, you have to know you stuff here) You can mount the images and recover individual files in a running OS or boot a bart-cd and restore from scratch. All this from within a running server, with mssql, running mail servers and web servers. Great when someone deletes their inbox. Never let me down. Not affiliated, just really grateful user of a good bit of code and a bonus, it's cheap too. Hopeful someone finds this useful.
Dear Nominet member,
We will be a holding a virtual Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) at 15:00hrs (GMT) on Monday, 22 March 2021 to vote on a proposed resolution to remove five members of the Nominet Board, including the Chair and the entire executive leadership team.
Why You Should Vote: What’s at stake
Approval of this resolution would plunge the organisation into the unknown. We would lose our most experienced leaders. The instability will damage our ability to retain or attract the highly-skilled staff we need to run the service our members rely on. There is a real risk that Government stakeholders will question whether Nominet’s governance model is fit for purpose: placing our independence, and that of .UK, at risk.
The resolution is destructive, and if passed, creates nothing but uncertainty. No credible alternative plan has been put forward.
We therefore ask you to vote NO.
We’re on the right course for a stable, forward-looking Nominet
The extreme measures proposed are unnecessary. That’s because we have a solid plan that keeps Nominet stable, looking forward, not back, and working closely with members all the way.
We are investing £20 million to build the infrastructure we need to support .UK for the next decade.
We are launching a new Registry Advisory Council to involve the membership much more closely in key decision making.
We are doubling our support for public benefit causes in the UK to more than £4 million this year. Future funding will rise in line with our commercial success.
We have frozen .UK prices - along with Board pay - until 2023 at the earliest.
Now we need your support to keep Nominet on track.
No organisation is perfect, and we are committed to working closely with members to resolve issues and change the way Nominet works. We can do that without resorting to the extreme measures put forward in the resolution.
We do want all members to participate, whatever their view.
But please bear in mind a ‘yes’ vote is a vote for the unknown, and brings with it the likelihood of damaging consequences for .UK, our staff and the services we provide to you and other members.
That’s why the Board was unanimous in recommending that members reject the proposed resolution.
With that in mind, please Vote NO.
You can attend the virtual EGM meeting if you wish, but you can also vote right now by clicking through to the voting platform and designating the Chair as your proxy. The details you will need are below.
You can read more at www.nominet.uk/EGM. And if you have any questions or feedback for the Board, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Together we can secure a stable future for Nominet. Your vote is essential, so please make your voice heard.
I can prove Google are lying, when I need to log in to a site using recaptcha, but also when I use two different accounts to do so.
One is a personal account, I have a dedicated email address for it used only there, not used for anything but this one site. As a general standard, I delete cookies from all sites I visit after I leave (I have about 6 sites that I allow primary domain cookies, but block all third party) . I have blocked all Google domain and advertising sites for years and if a site uses resources from a Google domain like fonts or scripts and it doesn't work with the blocks in place, I go else where. I do not use any Google services, except my Android phone does have an account that's not used anywhere else and that doesn't work too well as it likes to continually nag me, as though there is a virus running, "App permission management is running" and I have blocked as much as I can there too.
The second account is a work colleague's address. Although he occasionally does add blocking, he does little else and remains logged in to many sites/services.
When I use the target site, I have to allow Google.com and gstatic.com (used to be recaptcha.net and gstatic,com, I wonder why that changed?). I login, order some parts I need, log out, delete cookies and re-block the two domains and the main site I just used. I do this whether I use my account or my colleagues, there is NO data on my machine to show if I have visited before and that I passed the recaptcha.
When I login as me, I need to select the images to prove I'm not a bot, when I use my colleague's account, all I need to do is check the box. This is from the same Linux PC, both accounts, I don't use my colleagues machine to login.
How do they know it's a human when I use my colleague's email, but not when I use my mainly Google protected email, I have to be tested? Where are they getting the data from to decide my colleague with lots of Google data is human, but my low profile account needs a bot test?
The simplest explanation is that as on other occasions, Google are lying, they are using their trove of personal data and making the experience of non Googled people worse. I'd give this as evidence in a legal hearing.
You almost wouldn't realise this has been known about for years.
Startpage search for the following RBLs, Day Old Bread, SEM have several age lists 5,10, 15 day etc, SURBL Fresh. If your firewall or mail server can use RBLs you can filter these or score them in Spamassassin.
News at 10, Chris Miller proposes law by pamphlet.
I think they have to be on velum deposited in the commons library.
Nobody is above the Law, it's either legal or illegal for queen May to do A50 or it's not legal, then Parliament must do it. If they don't, vote them out and then next lot will do it.
It's a pretty simple principle, now where's the technology news?
Senior staff performance related pay.
Senior staff performance related pay.
Senior staff performance related pay. Hope this is clear.
The 3 top nobbs (or is it knobs, can't remember the spelling) received a nice bonus running the .UK monopoly.
2013 PRP = £100K
2014 PRP = £137K
2015 PRP = £196K
Mr Howarth received £210K in addition to his £75K cut of PRP. I supposed we should be happy as this is less than the £325K Cowley received in her last year.
Anyone want to guess what they'll receive post the .UK launch this year?
Very simply, the more profit Nominet makes, the more the Senior Staff, there's just 3 seats on the gravy train, personally benefit in their pockets.
Members get no benefit, in fact last time there was a proposal to distribute the profits to the members the majority of members voted _against_ it. The very large members can only be overruled in this type of vote as it's a one member one vote system for this change to articles.
Following, the big members and the board hatched a co-marketing subsidy as a way to make those with large marketing budgets a bit happier and to offer registrations at a lower rate so they don't have to deal with a lot of smaller member accounts.
The wider public didn't gain anything from the .UK launch, in fact the feedback was that only a few wanted it, small business, real non-profits, charities & Joe public didn't want it. Small members didn't want it, but the jump in receipts will be very handy for the performance related pay calculations.
I they could, most members would vote to take Nominet back in time, to what is was a few years ago, smaller, focused on UK domains and responsive to what people need. IE cheap names easily registered and easy to administer if your big brand reseller tries to take you for a ride.
Will Nigel Farage be leading Nu-Luddites, fighting the automation coming to a workplace near you soon Or will he be drinking martini's with his banker friends?
Your time to decide TXT 01626 831 plus the following:
Add 290 & TXT: Nu-Luddite
Add 290 & TXT: Drinking Martini's?
8.28 CSPs subject to a technical capability notice must notify the Government of new products
and services in advance of their launch, in order to allow consideration of whether it is
necessary and proportionate to require the CSP to provide a technical capability on the
"Fucking lucky our commentard accounts on el reg are secure then. Nothin' worse than sending passwords in plaintext. An SSL cert is $10, you cunts. I'll help you install the fucking thing if it's a problem"
The Reg is on Cloudflare, SSL is included free, there's something else going on here.
$ nslookup forums.theregister.co.uk
forums.theregister.co.uk canonical name = www.theregister.co.uk.
$ whois 22.214.171.124
# available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html
# If you see inaccuracies in the results, please report at
# The following results may also be obtained via:
NetRange: 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52
Parent: NET104 (NET-104-0-0-0-0)
NetType: Direct Assignment
Organization: CloudFlare, Inc. (CLOUD14)
How wrong you can be?
I'm a trained artist but gave up making a living at it, the equipment costs were high and I don't like the selling and money parts. I'm still self employed but not in Art, have contributed to a couple of open source projects, donated cash to a few more. I have open hardware designs available if you look for them, the latest released after designing some PCBs for a UK company who weren't bothered that others might use them too and a few years ago donated over a third of my income trying to get shool students interested in science.
I don't download music, I don't listen that much these days, it doesn't help concentration. I did download a film last Christmas and might do so again this year, because sometimes people do things they shouldn't or find away to get the entertainment for free, like watching fireworks from outside the barrier where you pay, looking out a window on to a football stadium or clicking a link that says listen free.
Selling recordings is fairly new, only really took off when young people had a lot of money and the means of playing them became cheaper. Made a lot of musicians playing music redundant too. Technology changes and sometimes you have to move on and make art for the pleasure whilst doing something that might be more mundane to make a living.
Now, what makes you sound so bitter, don't you really like your current profession?
I'm sitting at my keyboard crying, no, sobbing as Andrew Orlowski tells me I owe him a living.
He then goes on to inform us music streamers are failing as only a small proportion of their users will pay for the music they hear all around them every day at work or play for free and he tops it off by saying and the 800lb gorillas entering the market won't pay instead of their "clients/users" (inverted commas as the term used is not quite the correct term for the products that Alphabet corpororation sells to it's clients).
Lidl and Aldi pay above minimum wage, they maybe looking for people who live in the real world.
No dobt the need to spy on citizen's will be in there to ensure compliance with over arching Govt powers is acceptable to the new voter, so will the morality and legality of this be discussed, together with historical application of state sponsored monitoring of the population, such as that by Stasi or Batallón de Inteligencia 601?
NN is not about traffic management per se, it as about traffic management for economic benefit, you aren't the only person to not understand that, the new EU digi commish doesn't understand it either.
NN is not about limiting bandwidth to spewtube because the ISP doesn't have the upstream bandwidth they have "sold" to their customers, (which is bad, but another story, change your supplier) it's about when they limit the badwidth because vimyo pay them to prioritise streaming to their site.
In the UK, Sky, the TV company run a major ISP. Without NN, they might de-prioritise traffic to Netflix. Why, because they want the service to appear poor, even though it isn't and moneytise their ISP clients getting them to trial NowTV, an OTT video outfit owned by Sky. NowTV would then appear to offer a better service to the user than Netflix, because the service to Netflix has been artificilly degraded by the ISP's traffic management system.
Last time I looked, the ability to copy music has been available to the masses since the reel to reel recorders in the 50's, cameras have been around for a century, printing for over 5. There seems to be no shortage of "new" music, imagery and print available from numerous sources.
Technology moves on endlessly, some people are losers and others gain from each "next greatest thing", get over it.
Plenty of people have zero hours contracts or are on minimum wages, I don't see why those who make music, images or text should get preferential treatment.
You forgot the following copyright exemptions:
Non-commercial research and private study
Text and data mining for non commercial research
Criticism, review and reporting current events
Teaching in educational establishments
Helping visually impaired people
And of course that copyright is a civil offence, so I don't think it is illegal as breaking it is not a criminal offence. (I'm not a lawyer, if I was I'd be charging, but I believe this last line is correct. The exemptions are correct however, so please remeber when answering that phoney letter these scammers send out)
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Yes, lets look at the docs:
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Samples Guide
Quick Start Guide for Lite Touch Installation
Quick Start Guide for User Driven Installation
Quick Start Guide for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager
User Driven Installation - Developers Guide
Using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
This is EIGHT PCs!
Either do it longhand or I sugegst building an image with all updates/apps reseal it. Take a small Linux FTP server containing the image and a CD with G4L and image the PCs. Leave the Linux box behind so when Windows turns in to its normal six monthly "bloated fcukup state", they can re-image them.
Or like below. Mint em.
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