* Posts by chivo243

4796 posts • joined 10 May 2010

84-year-old fined €250,000 for keeping Nazi war machines – including tank – in basement

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Re: read this elsewhere...

I saw the original link again and had to do a double take... and revisit El Reg.

Tanks but no tanks! German fined for WWII weapons arsenal

https://apnews.com/article/oddities-europe-a3a9bfb2252ae575a539dd44729c49ab

Me thinks another site beat El Reg to the headline? Or has one of El Reg writers started moonlighting?

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read this elsewhere...

The Gentleman seemed to accept the judgement, and two years to donate them? Seems an odd combination, you're guilty of amassing bad stuff, but two years to get rid of them...

Undebug my heart: Using Cisco's IOS to take down capitalism – accidentally

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Good catch! I missed that one!

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Well? Are you?

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Love those managers

My manager has our back... And back long ago, during a maintenance window, upgrades and patches went so well, I reminded my then manager, also a lovable manager that there was another niggly bug that we wanted to fix, he fired up a utility to fix bug x, and due to a poorly worded dialog box, he proceeded to take the RAID system down, wouldn't come up again, and quickly found out the backups were not up to the task due to the best effort job done with the woefully lacking hardware. In a month we had shiny new Dell PEs. Nobody was shown the door, but I did get some OT out of the exercise.

On this most auspicious of days, we ask: How many sysadmins does it take to change a lightbulb?

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Just like the printer is out of paper

would you mind filling it for me? Sure no problem, next time your stapler is empty give me a call too!

Asshats...

Tramp as there is no Linus middle finger icon, yet?

Sysadmins: Why not simply verify there's no backdoor in every program you install, and thus avoid any cyber-drama?

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Re: Herculean task

+ 1

I had the same thoughts...

BOFH: They say you either love it or you hate it. We can confirm you're going to hate it

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Re: Jim and the long game

Gotta say that someone has access to the network when 'BOTH' the BOFH and PFY are mysteriously off-site? Jim has the chops or direction to get through the BOFH and PFY's defenses. Ransomeware... I think I've said too much... OK, how much is Jim's cut? It's obvious that Jim works for\with the BOFH. Jim is infecting the network at behest of the BOFH and PFY.

Jim did plug his USB into all the right computers!

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Jim and the long game

I smell plans within plans. Is Jim a "Frenemy"?

What to do with our leftover Saturn V Lego? Why, build another rocket, of course

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Please No!

We're only half way through sorting about 40Kg of legos... my son didn't think ahead, he was 9. Love the order of a built and immaculate model! It will be a while before we see one here!

Malware and Trojans, but there's only one horse the boss man wants to hear about

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Re: Not as bad as I expected

I was really afraid where this one was going... Trojans and horses?! Eeew!

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In a previous career

I worked as a sous-chef for a chain of upscale restaurants, my chef went on vacation (I know!! can you believe it?) on a day with many large parties booked, June wedding receptions etc. The Executive Chef shows up out of the blue and begins poking his beak around, and decides that "I" should drop what I'm doing and re-arrange and re-label the produce shelves in the cooler! Needless to say, the GM did a bit of comping that day, as I was in the cooler, and not running the kitchen. I gave notice as soon as my chef returned.

Bill for HMS Vanity Gin Palace swells by £50m in two months

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Pretty sure I know who will pay...

Sorry to all you in the UK. You'll be chipping in your fair share, willing or not.

D'oh! Misplaced chair shuts down nuclear plant in Taiwan

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Re: Wet cleanup in control room

I wouldn't be so sure it's only a wet clean up!

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Let me guess

Tibor did it? Or was it Zutroy?

Obligatory icon!

Ecuador shreds Julian Assange's citizenship

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use of different signatures

My signature is different every time these days. My penmanship was never good, and working in IT doesn't give much opportunity to hand write stuff for other people to read... which is good because they probably couldn't read it.

Back to our story, seems Ecuador might be smelling the week old fish that is JA.

What is your greatest weakness? The definitive list of the many kinds of interviewer you will meet in Hell

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Interview?

I haven't had one since 1985, in a totally different sector... and that was pretty much just a formality. In 1999, I was the sole applicant for a job, I've been with the company in many different facets of IT.

Scam-baiting YouTube channel Tech Support Scams taken offline by tech support scam

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Re: Always trust Microsoft reports - not

I had a flurry of them about a year ago. Radio silence since... I gave them a good winding up, maybe that is why I don't get any more calls?

Dell won't ship energy-hungry PCs to California and five other US states due to power regulations

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Big Brother

All arguments aside

If you can pay your electricity bill, why is Big Bother interfering?

For a true display of wealth, dab printer ink behind your ears instead of Chanel No. 5

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Re: A Word for the EcoTank

I'll second everything in the above post...

Somebody is destined for somewhere hot, and definitely not Coventry

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Looking forward to senility

With the things I've cleaned off some computers, and found in logs, or witnessed someone else witnessing, I'll be happy to go senile... I'm afraid that mind bleach will rot my brain.

Latest Windows 11 Preview a well-rounded update – literally

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Round windows?

Roundows? Round OS? Used by Halflings?

Punchy Italian kartist gets 15-year ban for trackside rampage... and other stories

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The Original Model?

For Road Rage? Good thing these guys don't carry guns... Death Race 2000? Mad Max? Max are you available for a race next weekend?

BOFH: You say goodbye and I say halon

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Not the Halon!

I would have imagined that they found a way to keep it! Inspector would have been bribed\coerced or the victim of a most timely accident involving Halon? Or some clever switcheroo where the Halon comes back in the side door labeled as something else.

Going after another boss... ballsy!

Is it broken yet? Is it? Is it? Ooh that means I can buy a sparkly, new but otherwise hard-to-justify replacement!

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So you bought

An Apple product? With all that packaging it must be....

Exsparko-destructus! What happens when wand waving meets extremely poor wiring

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My guess

Either a Monday morning job, too bleary eyed to know or care, or Friday afternoon at Pub 0'clock!

Akamai Edge DNS goes down, takes a chunk of the internet with it

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Re: Thankfully!

Yes, Ive wanted two icons for sometime... troll drinking a beer!

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Thankfully!

Something breaks an hour after I check out for 2+ weeks on holiday? Wheeee! NOtT my monkey, NOT my Circus! Not that I can fix something on the Web anyway??

Glad the situation has a fix...

Please add a Beer icon! We still can't have two?

Useful quantum computers will be impossible without error correction. Good thing these folks are working on it

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Re: "Erwin, what have you done with the cat? ...

What if the cat in the box could come back to life?

He'd be scratching the lid like hell, trying to get un-buried in the garden...

What's this atom in my coat pocket?

Malaysian Police crush crypto-mining kit to punish electricity thieves

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should have sold them

to people with proper permits etc, could have been like a plod auction in the US...

Teen turned away from roller rink after AI wrongly identifies her as banned troublemaker

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WTF?

Mr. Mackey

This is bad M'kay... Roller rinks now use facial recog? That's bad M'kay!

BOFH: But soft! What light through yonder filing cabinet breaks?

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Re: Hilarious!

Great, now I feel old :(

It's all perspective, I started in IT in about 2000, it was a small network, and some souped up desktops served as well, servers... One data disaster a year of so later, and in came new shiny Dell PE series, then the Proliant Gen8s... I guess I missed something?

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mental note!

My brain is littered with them! Like stickies plastered on the inside of my cranium...

The lights go off, broadband drops out, the TV freezes … and nobody knows why (spooky music)

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You forgot to face Mecca and then face Stonehenge in your ritual... at noon...

Try placing a pot plant directly above your CRT monitor – it really ties the desk together

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Re: Your headline reminds me...

potted plant = a plant in a flower pot. pot plant = wacky tabacky !

Pedant as he looks like the he enjoys the latter!

This is the data watchdog! Surrender your Matt Hancock smoochy-kiss pics right now!

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Big Brother

Right, I understand...

"It's vital that all people, including employees and visitors to public buildings, have trust and confidence in the protection of their personal data captured by CCTV."

I guess I've been mis-educated, I would never have trust or confidence in orgs run by the gov...

What follows Patch Tuesday? Exploit Wednesday. Grab this bumper batch of security updates from Microsoft

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thanks for the warning

but I'll wait to see if anything breaks.

REvil ransomware gang's websites vanish soon after Kaseya fiasco, Uncle Sam threatens retaliation

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Re: Crossed the hallway

Putin popped his head in on the skunkworks guys.

“Hey, better cool it for a while guys”

On second thought, start a rebrand now... you can go out and play again next month!

BOFH: Where there is darkness, let there be a light

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Everything can be tagged

And entered into the database... not so much of a DB guy, but wouldn't some sort of a DROP be in order? You know, just to remove some entries...

Ah, I see you found my PowerShell script called 'SiteReview' – that does not mean what you think it means

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typical pseudo techie manager

Knows all the words... but sometimes the combinations of professional nomenclature expands beyond their pay grade.

That time a startup tried to hire me just to push clients' products in job interviews

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A new way to sell snake oil...

Never heard of this approach, doesn't seem like a very good vector for sales, how many times is the procurement officer in an interview?

Revealed: Perfect timings for creation of exemplary full English breakfast

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Re: abbreviated, with substitutes

we're not in the UK, and acquiring those products over here in western Europe are a bit dicey at the moment, something about a bre(akfast)... exit? No breakfast meats for you!? We won't be having it for a while.

Got a drone, mate?

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abbreviated, with substitutes

The missus prefers eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms(lots), bacon and toast. A ham steak is nice too. And can't forget a good cuppa.

Not a baaa-d idea: Embracing the eunuch lifestyle slows ageing – for sheep anyway

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Why does Mel Brooks spring to mind?

Eunuchs? Sexy dances... I can't think of it, must be lost in history...

Audacity fork maintainer quits after alleged harassment by 4chan losers who took issue with 'Tenacity' name

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Re: That person (persons?) needs to be in a mental institution, and the quicker the better.

Too many people exchanging conflicting information too quickly, some people will believe anything. Quite sad in the long run.

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Re: physical harassment

And a sign that reads: No warning shots will be fired, AMMO is not cheap!

Hoe yes he did: IT pro record-botherer balances garden tool on his head for 2.5 hours

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Re: I know where to file this

The boy just watched Jurassic Park nice homage to Malcom...

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Re: Simon will beat this

In December, right round the solstice, when there's remodeling scheduled over the holiday, and the skip filled with old carpeting just happens to be just under the staff room window. Gotta sacrifice somebody to some god. I heard they did it in the 1930's?

Just remember you read it here first, I'm watching you Simon!

A real go-GETTR: Former Trump aide tries to batter Twitter by ripping off its UI

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Just another app not to install

I get enough hot air blown my way without going out and finding more...

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Unless you're a Soundgarden fan... 665 or 667 anyone?

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