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BOFH: Hearken! The Shiny Button software speaks of Strategic Realignment

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Re: Shiny button software...

Can't do that. It'll be immediately apparent no one is looking at the numbers when no runtime credits are consumed.

BOFH: Generating a report the Director can show the Board – THIS is what AI was made for

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Re: Hey, wait a minute!

Well, if that's a sample of AI/ChatGPT work, I'd say Simon needn't worry about the competition.

How Wi-Fi spy drones snooped on financial firm

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Re: I think we're reaching a point...

> I wonder how many people work in the local Starbucks, etc., without a thought of Wi-Fi security / snooping / infiltration / etc.

Shoulder surfing? A quick smartphone pic of screen with customer name, address, dob, acct numbers and balances. Jus' sayin' ...

Fisher Price's Bluetooth reboot of pre-school play phone has adult privacy flaw

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Re: Dial-up

> Which aforementioned operator then listened in to every call and knew everyone's business . . .

Like nobody's listening now?

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

Doesn’t the PFY have a lodge in Scotland?

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Ummm, about the directory separator char?

C:\dos

C:\dos\run

\run\dos\run

Richtig?

Chrome 90 goes HTTPS by default while Firefox injects substitute scripts to foil tracking tech

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Re: Good ol' days

On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.

Prince Philip, inadvertent father of the Computer Misuse Act, dies aged 99

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Re: Now we will never know his views on systemd

Only in our dreams. Unfortunately.

Turns out humans are leading AI systems astray because we can't agree on labeling

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Re: And of course people are bloody minded ...

Aye, but computers can make them a thousands times faster.

Shedding the 'bleeding edge' label: If Fedora is only going to be for personal use, that doesn't work for Red Hat

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Re: s/Red Hat/IBM/g

Alpha.

Microsoft nudges Windows 10 21H1 toward commercial customers

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Re: "users should not expect much whizzbangery"

Except ATIOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS mods were easily fixed. Edit. Reboot. Sorted. That bloody ship has sailed, mate.

Hacking is not a crime – and the media should stop using 'hacker' as a pejorative

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Re: A long, long, long time ago...

Dude - didn’t you get the memo? We’re most certainly not allowed to use black/white adjectives in this fashion any longer. Catch up, Boomer.

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Re: The big book of what "hacker" means

... someone with a hacking cough (predates computational microprocessors entirely, I believe).

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Re: The quick hack

... and in turn is later cracked.

The unanswered question at CentOS community Q&A: How can we trust you now?

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Re: No it can’t, not when 3rd party vendors won’t certify their products on it.

SUSE hasn't been under the Novell umbrella for a number of years now. (10+?)

Robinhood plays Sheriff of Nottingham as it pauses GameStop, AMC, BlackBerry etc stock sales, gets sued

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2LIPS

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Top engineer who stole trade secrets from Google's self-driving division pardoned on Trump's last day as president

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Affluenza

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Re: 404

Actually mac, it's a good thing to archive the record. History and PoliSci academics will be making hay out of that 1-term administration for 'nother hundred years, me guesses.

Singapore changes the rules and will now use COVID-19 contact-tracing app data in criminal cases

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Just leave the phone at home ...

This need to carry the fondleslab is phenomenon younger than a single generation. Leave it in your flat when you walk to the store, pub, drug store, bordello ... you get the idea.

Welcome to the splinternet – where freedom of expression is suppressed and repressed, and Big Brother is watching

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Re: HORNET or death

How about we just fucking ignore social media and socialize more in meat space? We'll all be happier for it!

Open-source contributors say they'll pull out of Qt as LTS release goes commercial-only

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Re: Open source

Mmmm ... I know quite a few people who are paid reasonably well to develop device drivers for the Linux kernel. They're producing open source code, GPL, and being well paid to do it.

President Trump's rushed-through H-1B techie visa crackdown halted by federal judge

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Re: corrupt liberal judges

Congress was supposed to fix this back in the 80's. They haven't. The "Process" is owned by BigCorp and the American workers just gets told to bend over and take it!

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Re: This will end up in SCOTUS

It's been closer to four decades ...

President Trump to slap fresh restrictions on H-1B work visas, refuses to hear public comment on changes

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Fund skills training with H-1B surcharge

Require companies using H-1B labor to pay an annual fee of 5X the workers' salaries into a training fund for the displaced American workers.

With H-1B workers not exactly rushing to America this year, Uncle Sam plans to spend millions home-growing IT staff

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Make H-1B using companies fund the grants

Fund the training by charging each company who receives an H-1B visa a fee which is 5X times the complete, burdened cost of the employee being hired. If the skills are truly "special" and "rare", then the extra fee to fund this Grant Program will just be part of the cost to do business.

Who was behind that stunning Twitter hack? State spies? Probably this Florida kid, say US prosecutors

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Re: "The Twitter VIP hack undermines public confidence in those information platforms."

... and even if they died, the family would sue.

Sick of AI engines scraping your pics for facial recognition? Here's a way to Fawkes them right up

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Re: Yabbut...

The farm boys' decoder ring says "artificial insemination".

Boffins baffled as supergiant star just vanishes – either it partially blew itself apart or quietly turned into a black hole

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Re: Open a window

That would explain pulsars! The sphere is rotating, so we just catch the burst when it's pointed our direction.

Ex-eBay security execs among six charged with harassing, threatening bloggers who dared criticize web tat souk

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Re: Bunch of tossers

How much severance was paid upon their termination?

You know Facebook has an image problem when major nonprofits start turning down donations over political lies

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Re: Political lies

Yes, a Ministry to enforce Truth. I read something about that once ...

So you really didn't touch the settings at all, huh? Well, this print-out from my secret backup says otherwise

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Re: Ah, customers.

Accepting the bodged packet might be fine for Customer A, but Customer B probably wants an error code if his client sends bad data to your server.

Man responsible for least popular iteration of Windows UI uses iPad Pro as a desktop*

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Whatever happened to "eating your own dog food"?

The silence of the racks is deafening, production gear has gone dark – so which wire do we cut?

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Re: SCO SLIP?

Perhaps a SLIP interface?

We're late and we're unreliable but we won't invalidate your warranty: We're engineers!

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Re: Steps for working with electricity in the home

Step 2.1:. Restore power and verify light comes back on. Now you know your test equip (light bulb) is functioning properly.

Step 2.2:. Turn off power.

Linux Journal runs shutdown -h now for a second time: Mag editor fires parting shot at proprietary software

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How did we ever find El Reg?

Web search (Yahoo!?) for "BOFH".

Sorry, Linux. We know you want to be popular, but cyber-crooks are all about Microsoft for now

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Re: Oi! Keep quiet

Interesting that you chose the Lion

https://www.symantec.com/security-center/writeup/2001-032311-2042-99

Facebook: Up to 90 million addicts' accounts slurped by hackers, no thanks to crappy code

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info wars

Me thinks Google found a way to suck info from Facebook.

Waymo: We've got a hot smoking gun in Uber 'tech theft' brouhaha

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Re: Hiring from the competiton - unprecedented?

Reg -- we could really use a popcorn icon. I know I'm a little behind, but this sort of s* is too good to miss.

Whiffy kitchen after last night's chips? Clear the air with SPACE PLASMA

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Re: Wait, what?

I think the ozone production is due to photochemical reactions once the hydrocarbons are released into the atmosphere. I'd be surprised if the fan was generating any significant amount above and beyond that normally created by electric motors.

A lightbulb that does IPv6: You know you want it

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FAIL

link-local over wireless?

OK, total lack of clue here ...

It has been said ZigBee system is wireless - OK.

It has been said that the "link-local" approach means Gramma & Grampa won't have to do any configuration. ...umm

So what in Zeus' blue bolts keeps Agnes Jones' new bulb for the table lamp associated with her controller 15ft. across the room near the door, and prevents it from hooking up with Zeb Johnson's controller just about 18" away on the other side of the wall?

Judge frees nude TSA protester, citing free speech rights

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Pint

Re: Typical judicial incompetence

You're not from 'round here, are you. [the punctuation is correct]

The Oregon State Constitution guarantees us "the free expression of opinion". This has been found, by the Oregon Supreme Court, to include more than just speech, and, because of this, the State has greater protections for nudity than the United States as a whole. In our State, a competent judge couldn't have ruled otherwise.

(The beer here is pretty good, too.)

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Coat

Re: TSA: Giving Grandparents Issues

Careful! In *Oregon*, we have the right to protest naked. I'm pretty sure that decency laws in other states within the United States criminalize such activity.

Nudity for for the purpose of lewdity is still illegal.

The fact that this is being discussed in a British I.T. web site forum, leads a lot of credence to the effectiveness of his choice of expressive form!

Google rolls out privacy policy, snubs Euro outcry

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Big Brother

Re: Re: Re: So how do you opt out?

Set up your own DNS server, and make it authoritative for domains like google.com, doubleclick.net, fastclick.net, casalemedia.com, optmd.com, tribalfusion.com ... Heck, you might even be able to sell subscriptions to other folks who want to keep their kit from connecting with these bums.