* Posts by Ouch

14 posts • joined 9 Oct 2012

Apple is a filthy AWS, Azure, Google reseller, gripe punters: iPhone giant accused of hiding iCloud's real backend


Re: I object to any of my data stored on SeaGate disks.

No you cant but I think you might have a case if they stored you data on equipment they do not own especially if they implied they owned and managed the equipment where your data is stored.

No super-kinky web smut please, we're British



The act will allow blocking of sites that offer/promote bypass technology so Github could be in for a block. Truly chilling...



They won't ban VPNs as business rely on them, but they can block sites advertising them as a way around the blocking. So you will need a VPN to buy a VPN soon.

Microsoft: We're hiking UK cloud prices 22%. Stop whining – it's the Brexit


Re: £

Another swivel-eyed loon. "Empires" FFS


Re: £

It looks like the swivel-eyed loons are taking an interest in the comments section. Okay Mark is the pound going to bounce back after article 50 is invoked as it is such good news ? Is the euro going to crumble because the UK left ? The MS price hike this time next year is going to look like a bargain. I have savings in the pound and it is fast becoming worthless thanks to you lot !

Brit telcos warn Scots that voting Yes could lead to hefty bills


Re: More scare mongering

I totally agree very messy indeed blood all over the floor just like any bitter divorce. When the other side in any divorce says you not getting this or that is going to cost you, just makes that divorce more likely and bitter. I do not think any one on the YES side thinks it is going to be tea and biscuits far from it.

As for dependency would that be the BT call centre in India I talked to last year you can keep it, your welcome to it as a parting gift.


More scare mongering

A nice does of hefty regulation should sort that out with a pinch of Nationalization, looking at you BT, will put an end to that nonsense.

Prolong the working life of your cloud applications


Prolong the working life of your cloud applications.

By not being stupid enough to put it in the cloud in the 1st place.

Microsoft cans three 'pinnacle' certifications, sparking user fury


Re: Vendor certifications...

OU course Ha my son went down that route and wasted two years until he saw sense and went with a real university.

A B.Sc. Computer Systems Engineering is a great start in IT and the knowledge learned will always be in use but in the real world vendor certs with hands on are hard to beat on a CV. Lets face it who are you going to employ when you want some up an running within a few weeks, the guy with no degree and ten years IT experience with a fistful of certs or the B.Sc straight out of school.

Marlinspike: Saudi mobe network tried to recruit me to sniff citizens' privates


SIM card

Handing over you ID and address to activate a SIM is standard practice in a lot of countries out side the EU.

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device - or Bring Your Own Disaster?

Thumb Up

It is a great thing and going to get bigger.

Why not, just about everyone has some sort of personal smart device, phone,pad,laptop.

We implemented and air gaped WiFi solution. Employees love it ,we love it, reduced load on our business LAN/WAN and stops people trying to load crap onto their desktops.

If they want to access the corporate email over it or any other network, we have a app fro that, ha that allows us to remote wipe their devices. Droid and Apple.

As for UK HSE, madness PAT testing etc. One company I worked with which forced you to wear safety boots, done cloves and safety specs to mount a 1U device FFS. Even they allow you to plug in your own phone or laptop to charge it. Ok you did have to get your charger PAT tested but at least you could get it tested on the same day.

Don't delete that email! Why you must keep biz docs for 6 YEARS


Re: 90 Days

Far from shady, both companies are in the top 10 of the oil sector. The 1st company that got hit was hit with a speculative US law suit they chose to defend rather than roll over for a hit. It cost them, the lawyers made a small fortune as did the storage IT guys. News travels within any industry and It seems to me that the bigger US and UK companies in the world are adopting this policy to avoid these speculative hits any judge would understand that.

Which bring us back to the article which is totally out of touch with what is happening with larger companies policy. Outlaw, Cowboy more like..

Bare in mind that with 90 day email. there is nothing stopping you forwarding important emails before the 90 days.

Of course if a lawyer really wants a copy he could just ask GCHQ, now that is shady !


90 Days

I worked in an IT dept that had an e-discovery request for all relevant emails covering a dispute dating back four years, most of which was stored on tape, what a costly and time consuming exercise. 5 man team it took months and they were never sure they got all the relevant email.

That company changed policy and so did the next one I worked for, 90 day retention on email. Both USA owned companies. It takes a bit of getting used to all you email is gone at the end of 90 days but it can be done.

So if an e-discovery come in from a US company bare in mind they probably only have a 90 day policy maybe it is about time it was the same in the UK.

Save a fortune on lawyer fees if nothing else.

What happened to the 'Most Read/Commented' list of articles on the front page?


Most commented

Ok most read maybe be a pain to admin but most commented ! Please can we have it back ?


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