* Posts by Slipoch

16 posts • joined 8 May 2010

Lenovo reveals smart specs that let you eyeball five virtual displays, with strings attached


For seedstock cattle data, this might be the minimum number of screens.

Reading El Reg while working from home? Here's a pleasant thought: Kaspersky says 1 in 10 of you are naked right now



Quite ironic coming from a company that uses a freely available whitelist for its heuristics, instead of using actual heuristics and ognores a user defined exceptions for said test.

Maybe get your own basic functionality fixed, actually start detecting some intrusions, then mm aybe someone will listen to you.

Salesforce to buy Slack for $28bn in cash, shares – and vows to make it the new face of Customer 360


The saga begins in a witchery way

*sits down with a thump*

[random underling]

"Are you ok?"

[IT professional]

"I felt a disturbance....it was like a million it professionals all cried out in disgust and horror"

[random underling]

"But isn't SAP the evil one?"

[IT Professional]

"Salesforce is merely the lesser of two great evils, and I do not believe in choosing any evil, even the lesser evil. Better to not choose."

Last chance to grab a Pixel 3A off Google's UK store with 4A successor around the corner


Re: Apple product support

I only stopped receiving updates on the s6 after 6 years. I didn't buy it new either.

Full stack, C++, and backend developers in demand in this week's job openings


Re: Backend in JS!?

Joomla is a great example of why popularity doesn't matter in this debate, it accounts for about 0.5% of CM website, but is 1-2% of the hacked ones. Showing really poor design and security.

The last couple of JS library issues were both included in standard Wordpress installs and you could attack them using buffer overflow attacks to then execute script command, unsure if the other reply to this response would have stopped that as it would be executing inside the library server-side.

My big point was that a LOT of JS frameworks and CMS's include insecure libraries to do trivial things that are obsolete, such as the padleft library for wordpress which compromised 350+ million websites.

Particularly since padleft can be done natively in js and has been available for some time.

Record-breaking Aussie boffins send 44.2 terabits a second screaming down 75km of fiber from single chip


Re: For what?

If you were lucky enough to get the original FTTP/FTTH you can do around 4Gbps on current plans, capable of so much more currently, tack this on at either end and you have such fast speeds you end up in enterprise areas much easier and cut out the middle-men.

Besides Australia makes a ton of money each year off our patents with Wifi, this'll be something else the govenrment can fire the inventors of then use the profits to help rugby.

The iMac at 22: How the computer 'too odd to succeed' changed everything ... for Apple, at least


Sorry guys, the iMac was riipping off the SGI boxes before it like the o2 and indigo's coloured and shaped chassis.

Hell they even took Macs to the gfx and vfx conferences prior to launching these. No-one took much notice of them because they couldn't do anything compared to the other machines.

There's something fishy going down in the computer lab


Ahh the joys of substitution

I once did something similar but at a much lower level in the pre-word days.

I reprogrammed the keyboard mapping on boot, so that some letters were whole verbs and others nouns and then joining words like and and the and a.

So someone would type in 'the' and would get something like 'yabbie pumps anonymous', someone would type a sentence and look up to see 'what you enjoy are yabbie pumps after dark with goat hampsters'

They never caught me.

Excuse me, sir. You can't store your things there. Those 7 gigabytes are reserved for Windows 10


What about when the temp files bork windows?

I imagine MS is going to secure this so users Cannot delete temp files. This will cause major issues when temp files cause Windows corruptions

Samsung needs to eat itself, not copy Apple's X-rated margins


Thats just a tupelov too far...

Turnbull's Transformers lash government IT mavens over spend


oh dear lord

"Centrelink run an IBM Model 204 database management system first used commercially in 1972."

Please not PIC, please not PIC, please not PIC.

Sad thing is when I collected my unemployment money back in the day I had to point out to them the pointer errors and instruct staff how to use their own program. Yet I couldn't get a job there even with more frontline customer service experience than they had.


The update to the welfare payments system is not actually updating it, but using SAP as a wrapper around the old windows wrapper which wraps the old DOS system.

QANTAS cuts AU$4,000 from price of Mac Pro


Reatil NSW & ACT law

I have worked for 16 years as frontline customer contact point. Over those years I have had numerous dealings with fair trading and advertising law.

Other states may differ, but I am certain that in NSW and in ACT if you advertise the price and it is incorrect the first item bought per person MUST be at the advertised price (possibly legally all of them may have to be at the ad price), you must inform the customer the pricing is incorrect at the initial sale as well.

If payment has been accepted (even if refunded later) then the contractual obligations apply for the supply of goods for the price, the merchant may choose not to sell something to a customer BEFORE taking the money and must notify the customer that they are choosing to refuse sale.

Quantas could also get done for false advertising and possibly bait & switch advertising (for changing it after the fact). Another aspect is that if a retailler sells at a massively below market price item, they must have enough supply for the estimated demand (otherwise it falls under bait & switch rules) or notify consumers of available quantity and limit per customer.

Aussies stumped reading the phone bill


KFC stats

Ah another poll only done in sydney, never before have i seen such breadth of ignorance as in Sydney.

Broadband leads to drug abuse, say US boffins


US incompetence

Ignoring the blatant disregard for reality that this article has (correllation != causation et al)

If online phamacuticals were on the increase maybe....just maybe that's because they cost so much in the US.

Some of the Asthma medication I buy in Aus for $5 costs over $100 in US, and with no government health care or subsidies at all can you blame them?

In some states, the US actually falls behind the third world in medical care, kinda sad.

To the some of the above who decided to make it a comment about illicit drugs: Marijuana has an adverse reaction in about %30 of people, I personally know someone who is now permanently sectioned with delusional schizophrenia off it, and that was his first hit (home grown, given to him by his father who smoked), typically it is the other active ingredient/chemical in weed that causes these (CBA or something like that)

If you also look at crime rates where heroin, cocaine and marijuana are tolerated they are far higher than prior to the tolerance. please note that these countries (Denmark in particular) do not count many (sometimes any) crimes as being drug-related. Thus the numbers of drug-related crimes seem to drop.

Oh and I believe Britain actually started banning drugs way before the US, I could be wrong however.

F*ck you, thunders disgruntled fanboi Apple user



There's a Linux penguin, a fanboi, and a Windows luser in a plane, and the pilot says, we're carrying too much weight, one of you has got to go, and the fanboi says, well, I can't jump because...

The world wants me to innovate more and resell the same crap re-badged over and over again, cause that's what innovation is, hey what's xerox doing?

Windows luser gets all frenetic and says "But I'm the standard! I should be deciding who will jump! and how high! and then they should pay me royalties for it!"

The Linux penguin looks at both of them and jumps from the plane in a fit of suicidal despair, lest he become as detached from reality as his two companions.

The plane crashes because it's still overloaded.


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