Re: Son of a 'b'
Yes I do remember Chameleon CS in the documentation!
2975 posts • joined 30 Dec 2010
Company I work for had Tetra CS3 system running on SCO Unix, I still have the SCO cd somewhere in the office. I assume its Line 500 as don't think Sage's other ERP purchases ran on Unix, could be wrong but I know Tetra CS3 (Sage Line 500/1000) programs appear to have been ported to Windows via the MKS Toolkit.
Qnap, Asustor, etc... vulnerabilities have been made worse by making it far to easy to publish services, pointing fingers at them using uPnP and not really warning users "Are you sure you want your management UI available to everyone on the internet". Users who hadn't thought about security, only the features advertised are mostly affected (Which includes a friend of mine who I then had to ask what exactly he wanted, why do you want this and realising he only wanted Plex available, nothing else). I've had 2 minor issues with firmware updates so I let them automatically update.
Just because it can have features accessible from anywhere doesn't mean you should use it.
Also if you was to lose your data, can you live with that (I personally use my Qnap nas as a my backup and media server, it then replicates to an online service so in theory I have 2 backups as long as I check and make sure they are working).
Yes but then you have places such as "Dinorwig Power Station". They pump water upwards into a lake when power prices are cheapest on the UK grid and then they start emptying and producing power when demands are greatest on the grid therefore earning them money.
Peronally I would prefer this type of storage over batteries.
How is this a fair comparison, comparing MS Office to the Linux kernel and end users vs people who actually know how to use a computer.
At least include the distro, otherwise I can simply be unfair and point to Asustor or Qnap ransomware.
Just to add further "WTF?" I personally think Linux based distros are more secure especially by default and more suited for more tasks than Windows.
To be fair the media are on about turning off "vampire" devices, my one has a sodding battery in it (Why?).
If I had the choice when moving here I would have had the oldest metres possible, but previous owner had pre-paid metres and I didn't spot they were pre-paid until I moved in and suddenly realised I should have took a closer look (Fun trying to setup a gas card and leccy key! :middle finger to how stupid it is to get them).
330k, its not even worn in!
Laserjet 5si we had was past well past 2 million double sided A4 prints when the rubber rollers in the print engine shifted on the metal shafts causing it to catch casing (Had that happen on a 4200dtn and a 4250dtn as well). Probably could have moved them back, but easy excuse to replace at the time.
Starting as a PFY my BOFH found out the previous head had got some weird contract on the printers when trying to cancel, there was a clause where you could only get out if you informed via letter exactly 6 months before. Of course it was 1 months to go so the contract ended up having to be renewed.
They were making a mint of course, only once got the spare printer whilst the Lexmark C750 of course crapped itself (Even then it was an ancient HP Colour Laserjet). Nice tactic to get you stuck into a contract for another year.
Where as I leave it on the windscreen all year round, however I opted for one which had a capacitor rather than a battery (Viofo a129 for myself currently which with Covid is at least 3 years old).
My first dash cam the battery did puff up, still worked although I cut the battery out until I replaced it.
However the other failures were actually the camera sensors (Where the recordings would start to have blank spots), I also had those on 24/7 as at the time I parked in the road.
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