Re: @AC - Amen
Gosh is it that time already?
Look out chaps, the Yanks have woken up. They are all dressed up as Guy Fawkes and have not taken their dried frog pills.
1392 posts • joined 15 Aug 2009
"But the worst cheese in the world is mild cheddar"
You haven't faced the choice of "Would you like American, Cheddar or Swiss?" All three taste the same and differ only in colour. The taste starts off bland and rapidly runs behind a sofa and hides.
I live near Cheddar Gorge and it's not right what some of them do to cheese over there ...
"flashbacks to a bygone era "
lol, rofl etc. Now try to get to grips with punchcards as programming. A lace doily is not just something your grandmother puts on the table to avoid your tea cup spoiling the varnish on her mahogany in a decorative way. You still spill and fuck up anyway.
... anyway a lacie is also a punch card, fully punched. It can bring a punch card operated system to its knees. lol, rofl etc
If you go full stack open source then when you update the system, absolutely everything gets updated. *BSD, Linux et al will update the whole lot. I wrangle a lot of Windows servers and workstations for many different customers across a lot of industry sectors. Keeping that lot upto date is not much fun. For starters, each application is independent of the OS and may have its own update checker eg Java, or not. Do you even know what all those crufty old runtimes listed in add/remove programs does or if they are still needed? App management on Windows needs SCM or Zenworks or similar to even start to be manageable.
"After doing all of this, the attacker can steal the victim's Teams account data"
Quite often that is their AD user account and password thanks to the convenient hookup between AD and Azure. There are rather a lot of hastily cobbled together remote desktops and so on around the world right now.
Python is demonstrating how to do a breaking change. There is no perfect way to do this and you will never get away from someone claiming that they paid for something with promises.
The timescale was adjusted once the scale of the problem was known and in response to reasonable complaints. The timescale was/is a very long time.
You are both right, for a given value of right but I'll side with Jake here!
My own bijou cloud at the office has failed to rain for quite some time (years). Actually, even my home phone exchange has downtime measured in minutes (updates) per year and yes I could do better but I can't be arsed with a home PBX cluster: that's ridiculous.
It's not quite as simple as all that. With big cloud you should be able to flex fast in response to huge requests which my little cloud could never manage. My little cloud on the other hand has people who give a shit about named people and their workloads looking out for them. It also has better uptimes for now. Even now I'm running Windows updates on customer systems, some of whom should be doing their own but don't. I do it because I can and my thumbs (and Icinga) twitch. I live next door to a large park and can get out whenever I like 8)
"Linux does not have the support for most corporate VPNs (e.g. Cisco)" - have a look at the feature list for NetworkManager
"and Linux cannot support the latest RDP version," - well what the blazes am I using to all those 2019 servers then? Have a look at the feature list for xfreerdp.
My wife uses a Linux laptop at home. She calls it the internet, which might imply her level of technical expertise.
Please try to keep up AC
"And no, I haven't bought unnecessarily large quantities of toilet paper. I have a supply for perhaps three weeks"
Right, given your language you are probably right pondian. That means you are allowed three sheets of bog paper per day and not the 19+ that a left pondian needs (they probably have bigger arses or something). So, three weeks at three sheets is 7 x 3 x 3 = 63 sheets.
A bog roll has roughly 200+ sheets (that is the absolute minimum).
OK so lets allow 20 sheets per day => 20 x 7 x 3 = 420 sheets. 420 sheets => three rolls. Obviously more than one person will consume bog roll faster.
A standard pack of 15 or so rolls will do you for quite a while.
The bloody thing simply turns up on anything that has MS Office installed in the wrong way. A bit like Skype and Dropbox and all the telemetry and stuff.
I installed Teams on my Arch Linux laptop and desktop to join in with the kids. Hey, I'm just the MD of the company, of course I'm happy funnelling all comms through MS. lol etc. I did remove it because CPU and load average went mental too many times and the process was implicated. I'll give it another go in a few months.
... and was told my certs would be invalid on Thurs. The email did tell me exactly which ones would be revoked and gave me a hint on how to use certbot to force an update.
Now, I have a quite scary combination of HA Proxy fronted sites so for example you go to http://example.co.uk or www. or whatever and end up at https://example.co.uk which is hosted on an Apache job. /owa /autodiscover etc all end up coming from an Exchange server, /wiki from a Mediawiki. It goes on ... /icinga /kb and more. All of those can also be got at via hostname instead of www as well. Some bits need Kerb auth and some via forms. Attempting to hammer at the login form for eg OWA ends up visiting a fake form that does nothing, rather slowly. Getting that lot to work was quite traumatic. One tricky bit was getting http to redirect to https correctly whilst still allowing /.wellknown through for the relevant box or the front end. HSTS adds a certain excitement to testing.
Then you have to try and get that lot to move quicker than it is designed to do.
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020