* Posts by Rocket_Rabbit

38 posts • joined 3 Jul 2012

Behold… a WinRAR security bug that's older than your child's favorite YouTuber. And yes, you should patch this hole


2 people who paid?

I thought I was the only one!

I was once one of you, F1 star Lewis Hamilton tells delighted IT bods


Hamilton is a twunt of the highest order

Fair play, he can drive an F1 car.

Other than that, jog on you muppet. Yeah, IT is a male dominated industry, but HR is a female dominated industry and you don't hear anyone harking on about getting more guys into HR...

All I'm saying is if you try to force it, it'll end wrong. If women want to be in IT, great, but let them find their own way. If you run all of these promotions and offer lower standards, it'll only devalue the truly skilled women in IT already.

And there will not ever be a Female World Champion F1 driver. You can call me whatever you want, but that's biology for you. One of the reasons they're looking at a female only motorsport series.

Astro-boffinry world rocked to its very core: Shock as Andromeda found to be not much bigger than Milky Way


Don't panic

This was all written in the book of bibles where is was clear from the start that the M31 Galaxy was 800 billion Solar Masses. PS the earth is flat too...

When it absolutely, positively needs to be leaked overnight: 120k FedEx customer files spill from AWS S3 silo


Re: Expand GDPR

The buck stops with the Management though. They're the ones who accept the risk and whom the targets cascade down from.

Your palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy – you forgot about Europe's GDPR already


You're missing the point. No one in the security industry will offer you, with a straight face, impenetrable security!

However, it's a war of attrition. These small things all add up to form a decent protective barrier. The policy, procedure, people, process and technology are all required.

Yes, issues can still arise, but that is life and if you look at GDPR, take it seriously, and implement it appropriately, you'll be in a better place than you were...perhaps much better.

And how can that be a bad thing?

One-third of Brit IT projects on track to fail


With maths and syntax like that

Nearly 40? I'm nearly 40. 40 what? Projects, percent, people??

Is it any wonder they're failing?!

Facebook hit two billion users today and SugarCRM reminded us you are Zuck's product


But I want everyone to know how 'awesome' I am!

So what if these people are giving away their personal data. If they are that narrow minded in their quest to tell the world how amazing they are, they've got it coming to them. More to the point it's the prolific posters who lead the dullest most boring of lives.

I'm happy to sit back and watch the world BURN...through my bogus facebook account!

Facebook promises release of own 'modular routing platform'


I always preferred:

All Prostitutes Seem To Need Deep Penetration.

Whatever floats your boat ;)

Kepler space telescope spots 1,284 new planets


Reminds me of one of my favourite physics jokes:

We don't serve your kind in here.

A tachyon walks into a bar.

First successful Hyperloop test module hits 100mph in four seconds


That's because in the UK, we are world leaders in red tape and NIMBYism. If HS2 was being built in China, it be done in 2 weeks and cost £500. The real kicker is that it'd work!

IBM's quantum 'puter news proves Big Blue still doesn't get 'cloud'

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Re: Marketroids

As much as I upvoted your post, I think they do!

On the face of it, it's a load of rubbish. However the marketing = exposure, = curiosity = interest = more funding = advance in science.

One can hope anyway :)

Mechanic computers used to pwn cars in new model-agnostic attack


Brings a whole new meaning to a drive by hack :)

Reminder: How to get a grip on your files, data that Windows 10 phones home to Microsoft


Evil Corp

As much as I will be turning my win 10 to basic when I actually install it, how bad is it really? I mean we all panic and go off on one but surely people aren't in the banana boat of 'Google don't do this' or any other 'inserttechcompanyherethatprovidefreestuff'. Microsoft aren't interested in you as an individual. Like all other companies, they want the big data.

I admit that they could be a bit...a lot more clear about this, but they know it'll scare people off and everyone would have a massive over reaction to it. We still have a reaction, but at least it isn't in the public eye so MS have scored a win on this one.

VMware finds back door for US military mega-deal, but Nutanix, Citrix protest again


Re: The best option...

True but the Dog food will be better for you :)

UK.gov biz dept: Youth apprentice? Get a degree while you're hired


Who cares?!

Does IT actually want people with degrees anyway? I don't think so.

Looking for a job in Europe? Experienced IT staff needed in UK, Italy and Germany


CIOs not aware or are aware but they don't budget training...

SDI wars: WTF is software defined infrastructure?


Re: Sounds nice, but ...

You see I'm not so sure. The ultimate goal of any company is to have as little staff as possible - they're a pain and costly.

So it becomes a simple game of numbers - it always is. You can have 95% of the effectiveness for 10% of the cost based on a 5 year ROI. Let's face it, what CEO/CFO/CIO wouldn't snap that up?!

For most SMEs, I can see a reduction to a few semi techie staff and a manager. Only for the larger companies will it make sense to perform some real fine tuning.

Ada Lovelace Day: Meet the 6 women who gave you the 'computer'


I hope IT avoids the 'equality' problem.

I really couldn't give a stuff if you are male, female, black, white, or anything between - you are either capable or you aren't.

Why should I/you make exceptions for someone because they are the minority?

I have had a female boss before and she was shit. Not because she was female, but because she was shit - simple as that. I have also had plenty of shit male bosses too :)

So yes, celebrate Ava Lovelace because she was a mathematical genius developing a machine 100 years ahead of its time, but don't celebrate her because she represents women in Technology as it smacks of hypocrisy and somewhat belittles her achievements.

Microsoft's nightmare DEEPENS: Windows 8 market share falling fast


Re: W8.1 All the way...


I agree on the progress bit but, like a cruise liner, you can't expect even an SMB to stop on a sixpence so there has to be enough similarity to allow the change to be accepted.

It seems to me this is what Win10 is planning - 'We're still as you remember us, but maybe you'd like to check out this feature' instead of 'YOU WILL CONFORM!!!'

eBay promises to refund seller fees after latest MASSIVE OUTAGE


All in eBay take about 13% of what you sell for. Well, upto £750 and £75 is the maximum they take. This seems to have gone up from £40 in 2010 (so nearly doubled in 4 years).

The problem is greed. I offer to work with people outside of ebay but mostly they aren't interested.

So when I do win the auction, we both lose - I pay more, they get less.

Cisco revenue dip means 6,000 staff to be de-assimilated


I think Cisco just have to accept it. Their market share is disproportionately high and their kit certainly isn't twice the price better.

Other vendor CLIs use >95% similar syntax to iOS/NX-OS so what MAJOR advantage do Cisco have?

Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study


Re: Do tell...

Yes it's legal because those people are needlessly endangering my life. When there is an incident, the first thing the guilty party does is blame you. So next time you see a cyclist/motorcyclist there is a good chance you're being filmed because the majority of car drivers are too busy mucking about and not paying attention whether it's texting or zoned out because they have't had their morning coffee :)


Re: Do tell...

I ride to work with a helmet cam for this reason. You can see the phone users a mile off as they shimmy about and border the lane. That and they don't see fit to get out of the outside lane despite dawdling along and nothing in the inside lane. I have quite a few reg plates and face on camera :)

NASA: ALIENS and NEW EARTHS will be ours inside 20 years


Aliens exist?!?! The History channel will now take over the world!!!!

Amazon sues former employee who took Google cloud job


Maybe if Amazon was a good place to work, it wouldn't have this problem?

LG drops G3 quad HD Android mobe with FRIGGIN' LASER camera

Paris Hilton

Re: Why 3000mAh?

Yeah, industry standard of big numbers.

Flywheel horsepower instead of wheel horsepower

Bits instead of bytes

Even AMD labelled their old Athon procs 2500+ when they were running at 1.8GHz.

Unfortunately, if you asked the average consumer how many milliamps were in an amp, do you think they'd know?!

Women are too expensive to draw and code – Ubisoft

Paris Hilton

All that 'jiggling' that women do requires more processing power and more polygons....waaaaaaaaaay more polygons!

Paris even though she's lacking somewhat in the polygon department.

UK govt preps World War 2 energy rationing to keep the lights on


Maybe they should bring in all those nuclear submarines and connect them to the grid....

Public cloud will grow when experienced IT folks DIE


It is inevitable.....

This whole cloud thing is a dilemma. I want to promote co-lo, I want good hardware all under my control (And by good, I mean good, not silly expensive for kicks). However, the execs want things now and they don't keep you upto date with any of the planning or future business strategies, hence you are given a tiny window to provide a solution.

Perhaps the best reason to employ a cloud service is the willingness of the execs not to spend money on staff/kit, but to pay a monthly cost.

Why you need a home lab to keep your job


Re: re: and best keep professional relationships professional.

I don't know about you, but there are only so many sweets you can eat before you become sick.

I love IT and left a decent job as an Aircraft Engineer to go back to university for three years, get a Computer related degree, and start from the bottom again.

However, after doing 8-9 hours of it a day, the last thing I want to do when I get home is more IT. If people can stomach that, all the best to them, but knowing this is why I allow my staff, workload depending, 3-4 hours a week to self study towards certifications.

This is a massive win/win. They appreciate that I take an interest in their development (Which I do) and their greater skillset allows me to get more done in a shorter time.

When they leave work they can relax and go the gym, watch TV, enjoy time with their other half and come back into work feeling refreshed.

I'll drink to that, after work because I'm enjoying my own time.



This is an interesting topic because I am now in a position of Management trying to train up my staff.

I firmly believe in IT training and the company should understand that it's a lifecycle - Person is new, they are trained, they gain experience, and after 2 years if they haven't been promoted, they leave.

There is nothing wrong with thinking like this and the fact we have Software/Hardware lifecycles should mean that it shouldn't be a taboo subject. People move on, trying to stagnate them will only backfire.

Ultimately, companies should offer it because whilst they may think that they are preventing people from moving, what they are essentially doing is keeping hold of the dross.

Life after Cisco: I've got 99 problems but a switch ain't one


CLI conversion

Being Cisco Certified, the network I am now in charge of is full of Dell Powerconnect. I SSH'ed onto a box and didn't find it that intuitive TBH. Even trying to manipulate the ARP table to find where a PC was plugged in was proving troublesome whereas it'd take me all of 10 second on Cisco. I know Dell have bought Force10 Networks and I hear good things (Especially as it's 98% cisco IOS commands) but does anyone know a decent translator where you'd put in the Cisco and get out the Dell Power Connect syntax?!?!

Sir James Dyson slams gov's 'obsession' with Silicon Roundabout

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Re: Supply and demand

Sounds very similar to me. I did my first degree in Aeronautical engineering whilst working for a large European Civil Aviation company. I enjoyed the job, but the pay was only ever going to be mediocre (Unless you got to Exec level which was impossible unless you liked playing Golf with various senior Execs). So I went back to Uni in 2003 and did a BEng in Computer Systems. I'm certainly not on crazy money, but enough to afford a house, a car and a few hobbies. I have far more prospects than my Aero engineering days anyway!!

Ethernet switch sales sizzle


1Gb ethernet is enough to max out most HDDs in terms of peer to peer.

So unless your desktops are full of SSDs it's a bit overkill.

However, nout wrong with going for it if you have the budget :)

Leaked Genius Bar manual shows Apple's smooth seductions


The moral of the story - If your profit margins are that high, you can afford to dish out the odd freebee.

Apple: Samsung was in 'crisis' over our iPhone awesomeness

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Re: See more here - www.specsavers.com

I was looking for the nail head, but it has truly whacked :)

What apple does best is marketing and that is where it simply destroys any and all competition.

In truth, it doesn't matter how much Android looks/feels like Apple, the fact it it ISN'T Apple and for the many Fanbois who buy into the high fives at the stores and camping out all night so they can been seen in public being cool (?), Apple is all that matters.

Why women won't apply for IT jobs

Paris Hilton

Re: well

The local hairdresser drives a nearly new BMW M3. I (with my degrees, certs, NVQs, 6 years of experience etc etc) ride a push bike to work.

Who is the fool???

BAE proposes GPS-less location


Already here

IIRC, Honda developed a gas giro back in the 80s that was completely independent of any type of signalling and used gyroscopic effect to stabilise and calculate it's position. Only issue they had back then was data storage.


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