* Posts by GFK1

19 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Jul 2008

You can never have too many backups. Also, you can never have too many backups


Eh. My Keepass lives in the cloud, uber convenient, and my master password is in the "billions of years" class to crack. Any one of the devices Keepass is synced to could fall into the wrong hands anyway, and I assume the cloud provider with a team of top notch security people are better at it than me.

Intel details advances to make upcoming chips faster, less costly


Anybody claiming AMD 3nm is comparable to Intel 7nm hasn't been paying attention at all, or is being deliberately disingenuous.

Those numbers long since ceased to be comparable metrics.

Massive cyberattack takes Ukraine military, big bank websites offline


Defaced website? Bit more than a DDOS then, isn't it?

Facebook apologizes to users, businesses for Apple’s monstrous efforts to protect its customers' privacy


Buggy as hell anyway...

Until FB fix the double-space typing bug... er, feature, on iPads with a keyboard, and the one where I have to tap every single thing twice to make it do anything, you'd need your head read to try and use FB on one anyway! I don't, so I don't.

BOFH: Darn Windows 7. It's totally why we need a £1k graphics card for a business computer


Re: Keyboards

You can prise my MS Natural keyboard from my cold, dead hands.

So you locked your backups away for years, huh? Allow me to introduce my colleagues, Brute, Force and Ignorance


Re: reseat the chips

Ahh yes, the infamous Commodore car park judder bar, wasn’t it? Rattled things lose on the way out of the factory.

The look on the customer’s face when you held their shiny, dead A500 an inch off the desk and dropped it. “There you go, works again!”

Good times.

BOFH: You brought nothing to the party but a six-pack of regret


Re: Learnings

Sports peoples and their coaches and commentards have latched onto it thoroughly the past year or so, does my head in.

Lessons! What’s wrong with “Lessons”!? It’s what you mean, you boofheads... stop trying to sound clever.

South Africans shivering in the dark after file-scrambling nasty hits Johannesburg power biz


To be fair, looks like the power outage is due to billing systems being affected, not actual critical systems. Not in the least unusual for those to be Windows. Less excuse not to patch either though.

Bit of a moot point to those sitting in the dark freezing to death, mind you.

Firm fat-fingered G Suite and deleted its data, so it escalated its support ticket to a lawsuit


Re: Bit of a long story from a land far away, but...

You think it was the CEO who proposed doing an sql dump instead of paying for the Oracle tool?

Hacker takes down CEO wire transfer scammers, sends their Win 10 creds to the cops


Hoist by their own Petards

It boggles the mind that these companies have such poor checks and balances that millions - MILLIONS! - can be sent out without any decent verification. A phone call to a secretary should not be all it involves. It's just plain incompetence.

And the vey CFOs who should be making sure those systems are in place are he ones being hoist by their own petards. There's a certain delightful irony to it - I wouldn't want to be in their shoes after one of these transfers.

Robots. Machine learnin', 3D-printin' AI robots: They'll take our jobs – Davos


Re: Still waiting for no work

" All those promised robots, promised by every decade's futurists, are no more here than the promised flying cars of the 1950s, 60s, 70s,..."

You've not been in a modern factory lately, then...

Damn near everything you own was made by a robot, at least in part.

Squeeze the banana to log into this office Wi-Fi


Berry nice

Believe bananas qualify as berries.

"Squeeze my berry to get a Passcode" didn't make it past the marketing team, I guess.

How to choose the right screen size



Yes, they are. Suspect you're confusing vertical lines with vertical resolution, not at all the same thing. DVD's are mpeg2 encoded at either 720x576 or 720x486 generally. I can also assure you those resolutions were in very common use in broadcast behind the scenes well before DVD came along. Google "D-1 sony" if you don't believe me.

Homeless Frank and Microsoft's cookie-cutter PC campaign

Paris Hilton


"spurious economics, inverse snobbery and flawed logic" - wow, that was a brave and perfect description of your own article.

Paris, obviously....

Conspiracy theories aplenty as Amazon delists gay books


Oh dear

Amazon is gonna get such a slapping for this one...

3D TV by Christmas, hints Sky


1080i is 1080p

"1080i? come on Sky, wheres the 1080p"

Err - any content that started as 1080p ie movies @1080p24 can be easily reconstructed from the 1080i signal. Do a little research before spouting off.

Spacewalking astronaut drops toolbag


Speeding guns

"More to the point, I want to know just how fast that grease gun is going"

From memory, about 17,000Km/hr - a fair bit of inertia then.

Smut email hubby claims iPhone glitch


not the same guy...

The two defensive posts are from different guys, or one clever guy - grammar styles are quite different.

its vs it's

I have vs I've

Anyone dumb enough to leave that evidence lying around wouldn't be that clever, would he??

...mine's with the CSI kit in the pocket

South African survives exploding fridge attack


Not the first...

Well, he wouldn't have been the first to be knocked off by his fridge, sadly...