* Posts by InfiniteApathy

82 publicly visible posts • joined 1 Nov 2010


Backup biz Acronis ascends to unicorndom after $147m splurge led by Goldman Sachs

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Re: "Acronis has headquarters in Singapore and Switzerland"

Time for a kebab mate

Dine crime: Chippy sells deep fried Xmas dinner


Re: And what about

Ah yes, hello Gentlemen - I am hear for a Mr Sprout, Brussel.

BOFH: State of a job, eh? Roll the Endless Requests for Further Information protocol


Re: Sssshhhhhhh!

You wait until Friday?

Seagate's HAMR to drop in 2020: Multi-actuator disk drives on the way


Re: And the band played on!

> Yes, SSD will cost more per terabyte, but that 10X factor in appliance count offsets much of that!

Maybe for your use case mate. Definitely not for all of them.

Paul Allen's six-engined monster plane prepares for space deliveries


> http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1608/1

>>As Dana Andrews remembers it, Boeing’s engineers first proposed using the Space Shuttle Main Engine “as a major performance improvement” to the craft (747).

That was an excellent read, cheers

We all hate Word docs and PDFs, but have they ever led you to being hit with 32 indictments?


Re: What

Seems HIGHLY appropriate, somewhat NSFW, and if you listen really carefully you might catch

Putin singing along with the chorus:


I remain hopeful that this investigation will continue to follow the money.

FCC inspector general sticks corruption probe into chairman Ajit Pai amid $4bn media merger


I suppose we finally know who had their fingers in this Pai

IT 'heroes' saved Maersk from NotPetya with ten-day reinstallation blitz


Re: I hope

>Main question here is - how many organisations have procedure for forest recovery

You just made my butthole clench so fast I'm missing a circle of fabric from my chair.

Put down the eggnog, it's Patch Tuesday: Fix Windows boxes ASAP


Re: Top Xmas tip

Pfffft, spoil sports aren't invited to patchy-drinky

Giza geezers' muon-geyser visor reveals Great Pyramid's hidden void surpriser


For whoever came up with that glorious title ----->

Fine, OK, no backdoors, says Deputy AG. Just keep PLAINTEXT copies of everyone's messages

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Re: Who's to say whether the plaintext matches the cryptoed text?

> Then we can be confident that the stored plaintext is actually what was sent

You're absolutely correct ThaumaTechnician, thank you for your feedback.

Julian Assange says Cambridge Analytica asked WikiLeaks for something


Re: It's funny

"Potesta's emails were taken by a Democrat insider because Bernie was shafted by the DNC and that insider was gunned down a week later."

Proof or stfu. FBI couldn't find it, nor anyone else. Be the hero we need BJ. If it's true it will change the USA forever and you will go down in history and be filthy rich.

Western Digital hauls out weighty tome with 20TB external storage



Stuff the warranty, plan according to what the data is worth.

Genoans flout terror ban with bumper basil hand baggage policy


I'm confident I will regret this

What is hot irn-bru sauce?

We are 'heroes,' says police chief whose force frisked a photographer


> How do we judge?

Innocent until proven a twat is a useful yard stick

Teen charged with 'cyberstalking' in bomb hoax case


Re: "tumour"

This should clear that all up


I was authorized to trash my employer's network, sysadmin tells court


Re: Easy fix

*gropes own genitals*


Ah, the Raspberry Pi 3. So much love. So much power ... So turn it into a Windows thin client


Re: Problems?

The thin client hardware is rarely the source of the problems in VDI

AWS offers $20 bribe to derps who buy old IoT condom-o-matic dunce dobbers


Re: It would be useful...

Do you want a quickie or the full two minutes? ---->

Seagate hauls out fat form factor throwback hard drive


In the SMB space it's common to require cheap space & IOPS. One way to achieve this is to setup one big RAID 10 array with as many disks as you can. I run several of these setups and they work a treat.

Classic example: Dell R510, dual CPU, 64GB RAM, 12x2TB OBR10. Cheap, reliable & very capable of hosting a great many small VM's plus one large file system VM.

Stop us if you've heard this one before: Seamen spread over California

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Swarms of weaponized suicide drones

What could possibly go wrong?

Ex-soldier pleads guilty to terror crime after not revealing iPhone PIN


Re: Something fishy about this story

From 2007 but you may find it informative. Pint is in memory of the Hitch.


Don't pay up to decrypt – cure found for CryptXXX ransomware, again

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Re: 70%?

$10k is nothing compared to the costs to restore data, let alone the down time which is usually measured in thousands of dollars an hour. I would wager that many just made the call that it's cheaper to pay.

Los Angeles to extradite bloke from Nigeria after scores of city workers fall for phish scam


Re: I've seen it everywhere

"Don't click on bullshit links"

May I have a job?

Click on ~this link~ to hire me!

Space crap: Flap, zap or strap? $30k from NASA for your pooper scooper


Re: Traditional Glastonbury solution

Work it out like a math teacher. Use a pencil.

Harder, better, faster, stronger (apparently). The IronWolf goes Pro

Black Helicopters

You appear to be a tad myopic in your use case vision.

DMCA updated – toaster penetration testing gets green light in America


A more obvious sign it is malfunctioning has yet to be conceived of

'Alien megastructure' Tabby's Star: Light is definitely dimming


Best keep an eye on it

Monopathic Hegemonizing Events are not to be trifled with.

Did Donald Trump really just ask Russia to hack the US govt? Yes, he did

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Re: Treason

> Trump was going under the assumption that the Russians ALREADY HAVE the Clinton email, from a server that no longer exists.

You give him far.... far too much credit.

The very latest on the DNC email conspiracy. Which conspiracy? All of them, of course!


Enjoyed it

...then realized my beer was salty with tears for the future of humanity.

I even searched the whole article for "garland of flowers"

Fear and Brexit in Tech City: Digital 'elite' are having a nervous breakdown


Re: Let cooler heads prevail...

> he might have some trouble getting things through Parliament...

Should sharpen his sword then

Intel's Knights Landing lands



245 watts! All these setups are liquid cooled?

Sneaky brown dwarf gives us a bright flash and astroboffins are confused


Re: Are we sure it was a Brown Dwarf?

Nothing, just keep it in your pants next time - geez.

'Hacked by China? Hack them back!' rages US Congress report


Re: Privateer

God damn them all!

I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold

We'd fire no guns-shed no tears

Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier

The last of Barrett's Privateers.

US DoJ files motion to compel Apple to obey FBI iPhone crack order


Re: Nope...

> ESPECIALLY if Captain Combover himself is the one holding the dick.

Lenovo: China biz down, PC and mobile down


Re: Not surprised

> It's now got to the point where we are looking to go with another brand.

The auto-reinstalling privacy breaking software did it for me, but I suppose we all have our breaking point.

Name that HPE boozer: Last orders please


A bar for HP Employees?

Seems only fitting to call it "The Sauce"

Electrician cuts wrong wire and downs 25,000 square foot data centre


Spare fuse chart if you're ever in need


Who's right on crypto: An American prosecutor or a Lebanese coder?

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Re: The government has gotten lazy

Too damn right.

Encrypt the whole lot - as a free and open society it is of most benefit to us and the greatest detriment to fascists and dictators the world over.

Deploy the resources back into meat space and re-learn all the hard lessons we've forgotten.

AMD to axe a few more staff as it struggles to get back to black


I'm cheering for AMD (or anyone really) to get it's excrement together so we see some innovation and competition again. Last couple of years have been quite ... underwhelming when compared to the decade previous.

Icon hopefully located firmly under CPU innovation / R&D efforts.

India to cripple its tech sector with proposed encryption crackdown


Re: I've only got one thing to say...

-- I --- -- AM ---- ----- HUNGRY ----

Wasn't so hard.

Brimming with VM goodness: Qnap TS-453mini 4-bay NAS


I agree with the AC just above - what kind of VM are you going to run on this thing that would actually be useful? Don't forget, you need to leave some of that 8GB of ram and Celeron for the NAS to get it's groove on with. I don't want to be mistaken, this is a sweet feature, I just don't see the utility in it.

Bittorrent dump box?


PM hints at legislation stick to force blue-light services to share IT


Re: Would it not make more sense..

> let's see how many pints it takes for this to make sense..

Good grief man, there's no need to kill yourself

Aussie bloaters gorging on junk food 'each and every day'


Re: There are 2 'Schools of Thought' on this

3rd school says, we all pay for your bloody healthcare

BOFH: Knitting bobble hats on the steps of the guillotine


@phuzz - Friday afternoon is officially here. Time to down tools and read the internet until it's time to head to the pub.

So nothing special for Friday then?

I cannae dae it, cap'n! Why I had to quit the madness of frontline IT


Peace of mind at the end of a day

When I go home at night I know I've done a solid job, given the resources at my command. I've made suggestions, worked hard, applied the very best google-fu I can summon.

I used to care to the same degree you do Mr Potts. It can make you a more valuable, harder working employee - until you burn out or quit. Letting go of it all is hard, but my health is worth more than my wage. I'm glad you escaped that hell, but there are other ways out too.

SPICEWORKS FAIL: Are we ready for ‘social’ network administration?

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Re: Spiceworks is news?

>Wow. I didn't think anyone over the age of 12 used Spiceworks.

You would be incorrect.

Parting is such sweet sorrow: eBay sells fat stake in Shakespeare-crazed Craigslist


Re: eBay - why?

Sometimes people are dicks.

Doom, Mario, Pac-Man level up to video gaming's Hall of Fame


Other games omitted were The Oregon Trail....