We've been watching Mindhunter on Netflix and it's rather nice to see Anna Torv again - especially after the Watcher (minus hat and opera glasses) turned up as her boss... Who knows, we might get the rest of the Scooby Gang back...
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BOFH: Here he comes, all wide-eyed with the boundless optimism of youth. He is me, 30 years ago... what to do?
Judge Vulcan-nerve pinches JEDI deal after Amazon forks out $42m to pause Microsoft's military machinations
Is it a make-up mirror? Is it a tiny frisbee? No, it's the bonkers Cyrcle Phone, with its TWO headphone jacks
We provide a batch file that does a backup of the stuff in users' documents/pictures/videos folders. They are told that anything important should go on the network (actually into our CMS). Do they use the former? Sometimes...but not often. Do they pay attention to the latter? Three guesses, but you'll only need one...
Not that I don't think this pillock should be prosecuted, I certainly do, but the contrast between their lightning-swift reaction to one guy on his own breaching RIPA as opposed to their glacial pace and unwillingness to act against a couple of big companies like, say, oh, BT and Phorm is somewhat noticeable.
Re: bigwigs had spent the last year working on ... "numbers totally unrelated to reality"
See, the problem isn't that you mixed the words up, the problem is that you attempted to lecture someone else who picked up on that and had a little (non-malicious) fun with it. Don't blame other people when you pwn yourself?
I'm wondering whether...
...Oracle are on the cusp of crashing; they are so abusinve to their customers (honestly the Redmond Beast is a fluffy teddy bear by comparison), and there are so many other options out there that they might be hitting the tipping point where people simply won't use them anymore. Oh happy day!
From pen-test to penitentiary: Infosec duo cuffed after physically breaking into courthouse during IT security assessment
Re: Home printers are rubbish
Couldn't agree more. Last "genuine" ink I bought was appallingly bad; loads of gaps, wouldn't print some colours. Bought some generic stuff off Mamzon and it works much better. I still get the "you are not using genuine HP ink" message, to which my response is "You're damned straight I'm not, you thieving %#@£s!".
Here we go again...
"We welcome this response to our request for thoughts on exceptional access to data – for example to stop terrorists."
Or check what people are putting in their wheelie bins. Or whether their dog left a mess somewhere. Or whether you're a furry. RIPA powers were supposed to be used in "exceptional" cases too and now look where we are.
There were a number of third-party TCP/IP stacks that worked with Windows 3.x and LAN Mangler (Beame & Whiteside leap to mind), but Microsoft did provide a TCP/IP stack for WFW (I believe it was labelled a beta when it shipped, and I don't know if they ever shipped a release version) which worked OK.
Two Arkansas dipsticks nicked after allegedly taking turns to shoot each other while wearing bulletproof vests
The "work offer" would be because your company is on something like an Enterprise Subscription Agreement which includes software assurance (and thus home use rights), or possibly an O365 subscription (don't know whether that includes home use). We're not, and my wife's employer doesn't offer that either.