* Posts by MadonnaC

98 posts • joined 13 Nov 2008

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Tech CEO thrown in the clink for seven years for H-1B gang-master role: Crim farmed out foreign staff as cheap labor

MadonnaC

not really, he's got the wrong colour skin, and no equivalent friends that might have put a stop to it.

BOFH: What's the Gnasher? Why, it's our heavy-duty macerator sewage pump

MadonnaC

Reminds me of my previous place of employment, which had (as of a year ago, last i checked) a 386, running OS Warp, which held the only version of an imaging software which they had to use to browse the older manuals/diagrams.

I had a look at the software, and found that it used some sort of index to a large blob file, where it would extract the appropriate picture. Not friendly, and not worth what they wanted to pay to get it out of there into a group of image files.

SpaceX didn't move sat out of impending smash doom because it 'didn't see ESA's messages'

MadonnaC

With my expertise at turning right, by the time I figure out which way right is, I'll have solved all the satellite collision prevention routines by taking them out in a cascading failure

Divert the power to the shields. 'I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain!'

MadonnaC

Re: Biodeisel is only 8% bio

sorry, it's not 20% of the worlds oxygen, as over 95% comes from the ocean

https://www.sciencealert.com/there-s-one-wrong-statistic-everyone-s-sharing-about-the-devastating-amazon-fires

Wait a minute, we're supposed to haggle! ISPs want folk to bargain over broadband

MadonnaC

Re: Is this an east-side-of-the-pond thing?

Here in the US, We have a highly manipulative broadband, TV and phone market.

KNOB turns up the heat on Bluetooth encryption, hotels leak guest info, city hands $1m to crook, and much, much more

MadonnaC

Re: NULL

How about:

NO PLATE

NONE

<blank> (I wonder if that's actually possible?)

Microsoft blocked TSO Host's email IPs from Hotmail, Outlook inboxes and no one seems to care

MadonnaC

Not noticed any difference

Still see the same amounts of spam to my hotmail account.

Fortunately, All items that use the hotmail account are spam by definition. I use it for those that require a valid email address, and example@example.com or abuse@theirdomain.whatever doesn't work for them.

There are no legitimate reasons for email to be sent to the account, and a human reading the name would realize this.

US court nixes Google's $5.5m court payoff over Safari Workaround – no one affected saw cash

MadonnaC
Mushroom

We need more like this.. Do you think he can take on Equifax next?

With the 'Record Breaking'(tm) payout from Equifax, the FCC are having to backpedal and ask people not to select the $125, as too many people are selecting the $125, and the FCC have realised that $125*300 million is more than the fine of $700 million (of which, only $31 million is actually available for payout)

https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/refunds/equifax-data-breach-settlement

Fresh stalkerware crop pops up on Google's Android Play Store, swiftly yanked offline

MadonnaC

They take down these apps, but still allow Absher to exist.

https://time.com/5532221/absher-saudi-arabia-what-to-know/

Now, how to boost fibre throughput to a stonking 240Gbps? With frikkin' spin-lasers, of course

MadonnaC

And here in the US, we'll get a option to upgrade from 200Mbs to 300MBs, at no extra(*) cost

(*) but don't forget our premium tiers, where for only $$ a month, we'll let you access youtube and Netflix, and we'll add in 5 free views of noamoneygrab.com

Microsoft admits: Yes, miscreants leafed through some Hotmail, MSN, Outlook inboxes after support rep pwned

MadonnaC

I only use hotmail for messages I don't want

Classify as spam anyone not in my address book.

Address book empty.

Please, collect the thousands of junk email I get each day - it's not as if I read it.

Boffins put the FUN into fungus by rigging yeast to squirt out the active ingredients in cannabis

MadonnaC
Mushroom

Self Rising brownies*

*for various definitions of rising

>>> Eat This icon, because that's really what you should be doing with the brownies.

Disk drives suck less than they did a couple of years ago. Which is nice

MadonnaC

Nice to see these figures.

When I started building computers, it was a 1 in 10 chance of picking up a DOA, not counting anything that may happen after starting up and installing dos 3.3

Official: Voyager 2 is now an interstellar spacecraft

MadonnaC

Brings this quote to mind...

Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.

-- Douglas Adams

DEF CON hackers' dossier on US voting machine security is just as grim as feared

MadonnaC

I wonder if the politicians will care when some hacker gets them voted out of office?

Judge bars distribution of 3D gun files... er, five years after they were slapped onto the web

MadonnaC

Autoresponder?

> "they can be emailed, mailed, securely transmitted, or otherwise published within the United States."

I remember a time when you could call a number, give it a code, and get fax instructions back...

It's evolved to email (We are happily ignoring your problem, and will read it up when it's convenient for us...), so a quick autoresponder, and you've got your plans.

Windows 10 July update. Surface Pro 4. Working fondleslab. Pick two

MadonnaC
Trollface

Re: This is one of Microsofts biggest failures

> Windows 8 got a billion hours of testing...

must be like my 8 hours of work every day

Just how rigged is America's broadband world? A deep dive into one US city reveals all

MadonnaC

Choice

Since my move in February, this is the first time I have had a choice of high speed(*) providers in the 20 years I have been living in the US. 5 cities, 3 states. I just *so* love the competition that is out there.

(*)High speed definition varies by era

Facebook deletes 17 accounts, dusts off hands, beams: We've saved the 2018 elections

MadonnaC

What about the rest?

Multiple accounts and pages deleted...

Are they going to delete the shares? and follow the path of every share spammer out there that shared this information from here to kingdom come?

How hack on 10,000 WordPress sites was used to launch an epic malvertising campaign

MadonnaC

Uninstalling Flash, and installing uBlock Origin has stopped me getting an infection for years.

I don't miss all the crappy flash games, and I definitely don't miss the noisy flash ads.

Don’t talk to the ATM, young man, it’s just a machine and there’s nobody inside

MadonnaC

other faults:

OSI Layer 8 network error

Loose nut on keyboard

Wetware error

North Korea's antivirus software whitelisted mystery malware

MadonnaC
FAIL

Re: Remind me to RTFA

But who sent the software to Martyn?

Uber saddles up for a new cycle of controversy

MadonnaC

Re: AB

Training wheels?

Quitting your job? Here's how not to do it

MadonnaC
Devil

Re: Working your notice

Don't forget you have to ensure that the bad cases work as expected too

Test Case: Aircraft Guidance System

ID: AGS002

Expected Results: Plane broken, flames visible, occupants show no signs of life.

Coders' 'lives sucked out' by black-and-white Visual Studio 11

MadonnaC
Facepalm

Re: Colour and contrast are not just for "ooh, look at the shiny thing"

Don't forget that avon and somerset police have sign language on their website

They supposedly say it's for the deaf that don't have English as their primary language, but you have to be able to read the links to find it

http://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact/plod/

Phishing email used in serious RSA attack surfaces

MadonnaC
Windows

constantly reporting

I flip a coin to decide if excel is going to crash this time...

'Wrong amount of snow' caused Heathrow chaos

MadonnaC

Definately changeable

I remember a forecast for sunshine, hail, snow and sleet in the same day - and the forecaster got them all right !

Dentist cuffed for using lost credit card to pay for pizza

MadonnaC
FAIL

PIN?

What pin?

no pin for a credit card, and most debit cards can be used as credit cards. Add to this the fact that most places don't check signature, and you can do a lot of damage with a found card.

Fail for Visa/MasterCard/Whatever that don't implement something suitably more secure, and Fail for the retailer that just blindly accepts that card possesion is the same as card ownership

Radiohead goes out on a limb with 'newspaper album'

MadonnaC
WTF?

So?

and just because you and/or some critics liked it, everyone should bow down, and crawl on hands and knees to their local record store, and buy every copy available as penance?

New owner slips into unwitting BoJo's domain

MadonnaC
Thumb Up

.yawn

.enoughalready

Plods scrap crap stealth spy blimp

MadonnaC
Joke

New arial surveilence option

Trebuchet - Only takes 1 plod - we can motorise the winching and release. They may have to have a 2nd plod to guard the landing pad, but depending on who was due to be launched, that would be optional

Trucker jailed for deadly motorway gamble

MadonnaC

(more black humour)

Two pair - Aces over eights

Android rebellion: How to tame your stupid smartphone

MadonnaC
Flame

Apple recognised that Apps are

a pain in the butt, but as they are the only place you can get an app, we can keep them sanitised, and not allow anything that might hint at the users doing anything than drooling over the phones, or allowing an app through that duplicates a function of the phone, just does it better, or that gets rejected because Lord Jobs left testicle is itching thins morning.

Car wrecks rise after texting bans imposed

MadonnaC

Yep

The state I reside in has had a texting ban since January. The county announce recently they have imposed fines on 12 people.

I would like to know what roads they drive on - I can see that many on my 2 mile commute home

Zeus botnets' Achilles' Heel makes infiltration easy

MadonnaC
Linux

turnaround is fair play?

Set the botnet to:

attack itself.

attack Zeus writes

attack other botnets, and create an all out war

uninstall itself (after downloading and installing all windows updates)

install linux, and destroy the windows folder

Welsh hospitals to allow mobile use

MadonnaC

RTFA

look at the penultimate paragraph.

Raising the roof on the shingled write problem

MadonnaC
FAIL

only 4 writes?

I would hazard more than that, as when you write subsequent tracks, surely you are overwriting even more of already laid down data. This would seem to imply that on average 1/2 the number of tracks would have to be rewritten.

Coalition's quango hit list revealed

MadonnaC
FAIL

can't find it?

2nd link on google. If you can't find that in 30 seconds, you're a bloody slow reader!

http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/1043A1A3-DF1A-46E7-8534-94BBEDE07932/0/acco_annreport0708.pdf

School caretaker jailed for fitting up colleague

MadonnaC
Flame

I agree

Rape should be a much harsher sentence. When will a court ever impose the maximum sentence for rape - life ?

IE captain flees Microsoft for Google

MadonnaC

what non-compete?

Noncompete agreements are automatically void as a matter of law in California, except for a small set of specific situations expressly authorized by statute. (California Business and Professions Code Section 16600). See, e.g., Edwards v. Arthur Andersen LLP, 44 Cal. 4th 937 (2008). They were outlawed by the original California Civil Code in 1872.[6]

London tenders for speed cameras

MadonnaC
Happy

40k speed cams?

I want whatever you're driving!

'Poo-powered' Volkswagen astounds world+dog

MadonnaC

AA Man

This just gives a wonderful picture of the AA man dropping trousers to help you get to the patrol station, and fill up properly

Cockeyed 'Knob Face' confusion masks real malware threat

MadonnaC
Grenade

I like these hoaxes

but only as I get to charge an 'Idiot Tax' as I hand over my bill for the minimum of 1 hour fee to tell someone who is insistent that I.T. is wrong, and the world will end tomorrow if security is not improved that it's a hoax, and they should listen to their own people

Enough of these, and sometimes it drills through their thick skull

OFT to disqualify unwitting directors to deter competition abuses

MadonnaC

I can't be a director

but my son/aunt/cousin thrice removed/father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate can be.

Don't mind the man behind the curtain

Computer grads can't even get jobs offering personal services

MadonnaC
Joke

What a service!

I'll get you off twice.

eBay trumps Tiffany in trade mark ruling

MadonnaC

Fake?

Wouldn't you think if they can fake Tiffany, then a scrap of paper is going to be easier?

If you think paper is difficult, I have a lot of £100s going cheap

Stick a fork in floppies - they're done

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Thumb Up

Raid floppies?

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/05/five-disk-floppy-raid-4mb-of-blistering-fast-storage/

McAfee offers cash for clunkers

MadonnaC
Joke

Virus?

Viruses are updated regularly, respond to threats against them and are well supported by the people who write them. Sorry, Windows doesn't fall into that descrition

Facebook starts random application shutdown

MadonnaC

Password: ******

Th*t's my p*ssword useless now

(*'m not g*v*ng *ny *uck*ng money to *nyone)

Bec*use o* th*s, * w*ll cl**m the letter E)

Internet abuzz with BitTorrent bypass code

MadonnaC
FAIL

Link

You mean you can't see the link between:

Prohibition and Speakeasy

"War on Drugs" and your local dealer

?

it is *really* a stretch of the imagination to see

MPAA/RIAA/Etc and PirateBay et al. </sarcasm>

you fail at failing!

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