* Posts by senrik1

19 posts • joined 17 Jul 2012

IBM makes meek apology for Oz #CensusFail, offers no fail detail



Service was 'restored' yesterday..... but with the same errors:

"Network Error (dns_server_failure)

Your request could not be processed because an error occurred contacting the DNS server.

The DNS server may be temporarily unavailable, or there could be a network problem.

For assistance, contact your network support team."

this was after browsing to the Australian bureau of statistic web site....

I call shenanigans.

#censusfail #censusSTILLfail

NRA guns down 38,000 Surge.sh sites in anti-parody spray-and-pray


Writing is uncompatible

Writing, according to the NRA is incompatible. they would state that the index finger should only be used for one thing: pulling the trigger. Forget safeties, forget trigger locks, forget something as faggie (American usage only here, no limp wristed british verbiage allowed, this is 'merka, son) as writin'.

Cops deploy StingRay anti-terror tech against $50 chicken-wing thief


I'm not sure which is worse

1. the fact that this technology exists.

2. that LEO's got a court order to use it for a petty crime.

3. that even when they used it, they could not find the guy.

The lord prophet Judge is prescient in his Ideocracy prophesy. Is this the Keystone Kop Police state?

BOFH: Thermo-electric funeral


Re: I need a cooling hammer!

Ours was a metal table leg from Ikea.

we called it 'cluebringer'.

Utah declares 'war on smut'


Rule 34 ... that is all.

Retirement funds breached as crims target brokers' un-patched Windows machines


Used to work for an SMSF house in Australia. I remember that just patching the systems (even when we knew it would not bork the systems) would require the approval of the corporate managers (who never had time to talk because they were attending meetings). I developed a reputation of being a hard-ass about security, which probably limited my chances for advancement there. In the end, our company was sold to another one, who believed in deadlines over little things like security or robustness. I was given a redundancy package..... This news surprises me..... Not!

Would you let cops give your phone a textalyzer scan after a road crash?


Re: 2 words: black box

Unneccesary. In the end, whoever is behind the wheel is responsible. Does it really matter why they did it?

Yes, I have seen black ice conditions where one car rear-ended another, who rear-ended the one in front of them, and on down the line.... Everyone in the line is responsible.... the question is who pays... and the answer is: whoever rear ends the car in front of them pays.... well, the driver does... cars don't usually drive themselves. additional charges of reckless driving should also follow.


They don't actually need this

In the end, it comes down to control of the vehicle.

If you are texting while driving, you are in control of the vehicle... you are liable.

If you are talking to anyone, you are in control of the vehicle.... you are liable.

If you are eating while driving, you are in control of the vehicle.... you are liable.

If you skid off the road because of road conditions, you are still in control of the vehicle.... you are liable.

Bottom line: your backside is in the driver's seat. You are controlling the vehicle (if cruise control is on, you turned it on. You have made the decision to give control, but you are still responsible for what happens to it). Whatever happens, you are responsible. if you kill someone while driving, you should be cited for vehicular homicide, as you caused the car to hit the person (if the person 'just jumped out in front of you, you were driving recklessly, too fast for the conditions... its still your fault). If you skid off the road, your fault too (for the same reasons). LEO needs to simply apply the existing laws. Having a drivers license is a certification that you are responsible to drive... and if you are not, then you are committing a crime.... and it should simply be treated as such.

FBI v Apple spat latest: Bill Gates is really upset that you all thought he was on the Feds' side


Bill Gates Jr.

Little Billy should leave the legal opinions to his father, Bill Sr.

Hey, Woz. You've got $150m. You're kicking back in Australia. What's on your mind? Killer AI


Obligatory xkcd cat is oblibatory


EMC's new Isilon models are great little performers – but why no capacity increase?


Isilon's storage

.... has always had its capability limited to the size of the drives, and the size of the infiniband switch that the nodes are on... and of course the parity level (how much of a window of risk are you willing to take?)

Verizon wants to sell 'antiquated' copper assets, stick to wireless for voice


looking on the verizon...

a better option.... for customers (where voice calls over copper are still, in many cases, local, untimed and unbilled?) or for verizon (where customers are billed twice, once for making the call, and a second time to receive the call, and both are a per minute charge)... just asking

Not sure if you're STILL running Windows XP? AmIRunningXP.com to the rescue!


Ran it on a Windows 2000 server.

and it definately got it right, and wrong.....

yes, it states I am not running Windows xp......

on the other hand, support for windows 2000 ended a while ago.

Microsoft: 'To fill 6,000 jobs, we'll pay $10K per visa'


Re: 6000

Or, Perhaps MS can take that $10k per person and put it towards, oh, I don't know, education in the Puget Sound area, so they can grow their own talent?

Or, perhaps, just perhaps..... they can move their licensing division to a place outside Nevada, so that for every software license, they would actually fill the coffers of state government, so that the state government can invest in things like education.

Or Maybe its just that Microsoft wants to push the US government into removing all immigration laws in order to lower the rates they pay for skilled IT work.

Apple now most valuable company OF ALL TIME


You mean

The Catholic Church is not the most highly valued company ever?

Ever considered putting a rocket up someone's backside?


What can I say

What a dumb-ass

US county named 'area of outstanding natural stupidity'


Re: Washington?

uh, seeing that a substantial part of Kitsap is in Congressional district 1, which has consistently voted blue over the last 20 years, I am not sure what you are referring to.

Disclaimer: lived on Bainbridge Island for several years before leaving the country.


Re: Florida?

Its ironic really, in that Bainbridge Island is still more like Seattle than the rest of Kitsap. That, and, well the liberal politics.


Re: The last tale...

21, Usually, however on the Island, it seems to be about 12...



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