didn't work in a messenger group I'm in....
Option to use E2EE was there, but when I went to send a message, it simply "failed to send"
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I chose to move out of a main centre and into a the countryside (pre-pandemic), and I had always planned to discuss WFH 1 day a week once settled. Then Covid-19 hit, and the whole thing became moot.
Last year I was doing 1 day a week in the office (fronting up to the client site - rah rah rah). This year I haven't travelled into the city at all (for work).
Had exactly this when on my OE in London - call came into the SD from the EA to #1 and #2 in the company.... problem with #1's new fandangled laptop (this was c 2000/2001 - laptops were a rarity even for the exec).
My Boss said "for some reason #1 has asked for you by name..... " (giving me a look of "what have you done", and "normally I'd send one of lackeys, cos I know they won't say the wrong thing")
I trundle over to head office (IT dept was in a separate building a street or two away - a casual 5 minute walk)... walk into #1's suite... "Ahhh Kiwi, I was showing Sir Herbert my new laptop but I can't get it to work"
I took one look at it and saw that they had plugged the modem cable into the RJ45 socket on the wall.... carefully eased it out with the blade of a letter opener, and then said "this goes into this kind of socket" and plugged into a telephone jack. "For the ticket resolution notes, who did it?" both of them quick as a flash both of them pointed at each other..... and laughed.
So I took my chance and asked why they asked for me, a casual contractor on his OE from NZ.... "cos you like rugby"
> I remember when Twitter was still new and not widely known. I took a look at it and it was basically just people literally narrating their life 140 characters at a time. I remember thinking something along the lines of why world+dog should care about your bowel movements or that you're getting something from the fridge.
I think my very first tweet was something literally like "banal comment about my life"
it was funded by a business who makes money from services & products that "help" with stress from tech,
so, immediately, I think "not unbiased, then"
I was going to share this with my colleagues with a cheeky "hope manglement doesn't see this", but once I saw the study's sponsor, there's no point even bothering with that cheeky joke.
Normally I'm a late comer to these comments sections on El Reg (time zone differences mean I read the article the next day or 2, if it has been a weekend).
But sometimes that works in my favour - decided to check out the linked issues discussion - and it's been updated since this article was written... clearly he (or someone he knows) reads El Reg, and he has had an even bigger meltdown over the vuln reporting.
As my wife would say "Tee Eff Eff" (too fucking funny)
> I'm old enough to remember when most video was consumed via broadcast television. The cool kids started talking about the wonderful new world of online streaming video. "And the best part is," the cool kids said, "there aren't any ads!"
I'm old enough to remember when most video was consumed via DVD and VHS. The cool kids started talking about the wonderful new world of downloaded video. "And the best part is," the cool kids said, "there aren't any (FBI) ads!"
I will take a look at those after work.
I use uBlock Origin in my browser - no YT apps. But I cast to the TV or use the TV's native YT app = ads and I'm reminded how shitty they can be. Normally when casting to the TV its for the family audience, and I haven't seen anything inappropriate. Just annoying so far.
BUt if these work I will raise a virtual glass in your honour!
I wish I could turn on MFA across the entire enterprise.... but OpSec still has this pre-cloud mentality that if the users are on-prem (physically or logically, via a VPN) then they don't need to do MFA..... I have strongly lodged my objections, and am now waiting for the first breach due to a compromised on-prem device.
Also the belief "we don't want to disrupt the C-suite" - ffs, who do you think is a richer target? The CxO or John at the callcentre?
> Imagine someone putting important paperwork in the recycling bin, and complaining when they find out cleaning staff threw it out overnight.
Happened IRL to my wife's company - she used to be an office manager for a cleaning company. One day they take an irate call from a client - his $300 running shoes were gone!!! Where did he last see them? Balanced on the top of the rubbish bin under his desk.....
ffs..... what were the cleaners supposed to think?
> I had permission from the senior partner of the firm to do random scans of the network and delete any mp3 files I found. No warnings to be given to the staff, just find and delete.
I wanted to do the same thing while working for a .govt.nz - just before pulling the trigger, fortunately for me, someone pointed out some of the Policy Advisors had accessibility issues, so they had (approved) dictation software, which, of course, saved as .mp3 ....
It proved too hard to search "bad" mp3s from "good".
In the end we just scanned for large file/folders manually and culled obvious music files.
> "On May 21, the Cyberspace Administration of China determined, without providing evidence, that products made by US firm Micron Technology pose a national security risk to the People's Republic of China (PRC)," Representative Mike Gallagher said in a statement.
And I bet it was said without a single trace of irony.....
> Late last year, YouTube said it had reached 80 million Premium subscribers, up 30 million from 2021. If you take that 80 million and multiply it by 12 bucks a month, that's $11.5 billion a year.
But it's not $12 a month in every locality. It was about $12 a year in Argentina at one point. I didn't jump on it, but I know friends who VPN'd to Argentina, signed up, removed the VPN and boom! YT Prem for $1/month.
Starting to think they were the smart ones.