* Posts by Valeyard

638 posts • joined 14 Nov 2012


Intel's €80bn European chip plant investment plan not bound for UK because Brexit


Re: What a surprise

@phil As someone else who lived in NI through the troubles I sympathise with you getting downvotes trying to calmly explain why it apparently isn't a really simple problem, followed by english commenters shining the light of their wisdom onto us on what exactly would fix NI

Things that are not PogChamp: Amazon's Twitch has its source code, streamer payout data leaked



Amazon's Twitch has blamed a "configuration" snafu for its woes.


so who else is thinking open buckets?

UK's £5bn National Cyber Force HQ to be sited in Lancashire beside Defence Secretary's constituency


Re: CS

it'll turn into the usual government IT work that's designed intrinsically for brain-drain; you get in at ground-level pay that'll never increase, take the training and CV entry and use them to move onto a better paid private-sector job in 2 years

It's a nice stepping stone, but government work should compete to be the final objective rather than the entry level to get to somewhere serious

Texas cops sue Tesla claiming 'systematic fraud' in Autopilot after Model X ploughed into two parked police cars


Re: "six people and a German Shepherd."

we're still bitte about daylight savings time


Re: Yes it is Tesla's fault

in my younger stupider days I drove drunk sometimes

I've been unbelievably stupid when I've been young and drunk, but I've never put other people at risk of death. I'm not sure alcohol should carry all the blame for that.

Once you did it that first time you should have completely removed either your car or the booze from being in the same equation at any one time thereafter...

Two Northern Irish cops face Computer Misuse Act charges over Twitter trolling campaign


its operators also allegedly tweeted information that only police officers could have known.

Surely there's a law covering that all on its own without having to scramble around for another..

Tech widens the educational divide. And I should know – I'm a teacher in a pandemic


maybe it widens in both directions

Rather than the uneager being less inclined, perhaps the more eager are also getting better

I know when I was at school at least half of every lesson was the teacher fighting with those who thought it was cool to not know anything and be disruptive, who in my school were the loud majority. Sometimes we had to sit and read a book or something while the teacher caught up some of my peers who just didn't get the beginner concept of something even though they may have tried.

Without all of this distraction, if a lesson was pre-planned and interactive and i didn't necessarily need to wait for the teacher I could see myself being better off while the teacher gave other students time they needed

Glasgow firm fined £150k after half a million nuisance calls, spoofing phone number, using false trading names


Re: influencer

wear sunscreen!



Pictured in front of the shreddies aisle or in a small kitchen in your princess dress while you're waiting for the cuppa to brew probably, it's just so amazing I can't look away at how british it is

Facebook: Let us tell you WhatsApp – we don't want to pay that €225m GDPR fine


Re: Law enforcement

Not who you're replying to but I'm actually Irish. I've never been specifically to the Data Protection office but I can't imagine it's that wildly different to how they described it

They've only put down their newspaper in the first place because the EU is making them

India makes a play to source rare earths – systematic scrapping of its old cars


Re: Price of a tank of gas

think everyone should pay more to subsidise 'renewable' energy

the alternative is to let the next generation after us pay for our shortsighted selfishness and greed

Internet Explorer 3.0 turns 25. One of its devs recalls how it ended marriages – and launched amazing careers


Re: "the mad rush to get it to market"

you had to shut Windows down after about half an hour of surfing

We paid by the minute though, 30 minutes online would have my mother ready to pull the plug for the day

The web was done right the first time. An ancient 3D banana shows Microsoft does a lot right, too


old sites

Look for any information on ham radio and chances are you're gonna to find a site from 1997 in plain old HTML that was made once and deemed working and therefore no need to change

they look basic and like a museum piece but they load in 2 seconds without 200 javascript libraries coming down the pipe and an additional 500mb RAM footprint on top of chrome's usual hoard

My own blog is security-focused, so it's just static content as well as that's less of an attack surface area

My own first site was made in 1998 and the web had that promise which promised one thing in particular: "thousands of people per day want to see your scifi fan page"!!!

'Prophetic' Steve Jobs autograph telling kid to 'go change the world!' among Apple memorabilia at auction


Re: Wait, what?

For the hilarious moment when the wedding videographer ran out of batteries playing tetris waiting for everyone to arrive

Workday shares slide following claims Amazon ditched company-wide HR system


Human Capital Management

Wow! they've really lowered the bar there, making "Human Resources" almost cuddly by comparison, we're so close to just calling employees "interchangeable analogue components" or something

Remember the bloke who was told by Zen Internet to contact his MP about crap service? Yeah, it's still not fixed


Re: ourselves

Personally, I blame The Apprentice.

Good point, it's usually middle managers and the sales team at my place that do this..



so that you can enjoy your services with ourselves.

I have a pet irrational dislike for this, why is ourselves used here and what ever happened to the word "us"? same with "me" and "you" being replaced by myself and yourself for absolutely no reason by otherwise normal people

Troll jailed for 5 years after swatting of Twitter handle owner ends in death


Re: swatting

my sister's a cop in the UK and let me tell you she's not much over 8 stone and has never ever wanted a gun, because it's never come up. her big stick is enough if she waves it around a bit without even hitting anyone.

unfortunately the US is slightly different, you could pull a guy up for urinating beside the bins out the back of a chippy and oh dear, legally-held AK47. the cops over there must be stressed to breaking point about how the slightest callout might end up

my sympathies, but at least you escaped such monstrosities as socialised healthcare free at the point of need and greggs


Re: Haven't you heard?

ah so i'm not reasonably intelligent then, good to know


Re: swatting

At least over here you know what's happening

"Armed response"

translates neatly as they have guns and they're going to use them to argue with someone causing a ruckus


Re: Haven't you heard?

especially since "America" isn't just north america, but a continent like europe so includes canada, mexico etc


yeah 5 miles is almost always a completely different accent (I'm in the UK), even rurally


Accents of the British Isles are so diverse, calling someone's accent British makes little sense.

I do agree, but we do say "American accent" which is a hell of a lot bigger than old blighty so we're probably the worst offenders



Fittingly enough I'd read about his death on my daily BBS login into dovenet, of course using QWK

no way for anyone to be treated at all, social media has created a generation of children screaming "i want"

SteelSeries Apex Pro plays both sides of the mechanical keyboard fence – and wins



with customisation delivered by software

when it comes to keyboards i just assume the software doesn't exist, because even if you're a windows user you'll still have the keyboard long after your ability to remember which OS update broke it

Unihertz Titan Pocket: Like asking Mum for a BlackBerry and she tells you 'but we've got a BlackBerry at home'


physical keyboard

I loved physical keyboards... but why copy a phone that had a narrow physical keyboard because of the portrait orientation? the g1 and its ilk already showed that you can hide a full landscape keyboard behind a normal full-sized screen without making compromises anywhere

Unihertz has a fundamentally different business model. It makes weird phones (like a 4G blower the size of two cigarette lighters

um..I think the business model here is prisoners

ALSO homemade burgers are better than big macs

Oops, says Manchester City Council after thousands of number plates exposed in parking ticket spreadsheet


Re: Lookups

report it as a suspicious vehicle and let the bomb squad have their way with it

Crane horror Reg reader uses his severed finger to unlock Samsung Galaxy phone


"on the other hand he was fine"

Absolutely amazing subheader, top notch

How not to apply for a new job: Apply for it on a job site


Re: We've Got To Follow Procedure

I remember applying for a job, going through the phone screen, getting an interview, sitting there and the guy telling me it's ringfenced to be internal-only but he can at least give me feedback on ho wi would've done in the interview had it been anything more than a tickbox exercise

damn right i made him refund my bus fare

What's CNAME of your game? This DNS-based tracking defies your browser privacy defenses


Re: Smug bastard is smug.

Then I've got a hosts file so large it probably slows my connection down but you can be damn sure your hostile site is already on it.

Indeed that was what we all did in 2013, but for nowadays have you not tried out pihole?

Recovery time objective missed by four weeks, but Parler is back online


Re: Who's the audience?

Free speech also means the freedom not to say or publish things you don't agree with. Forcing Amazon to host Parler would violate their free speech rights.

So just like that you've made it harder for gay weddings to source cakes despite current actual law that disagrees with you?

My website has raised its anchor and set sail into the internet oceans without me



As someone who's trying to register for a fidonet address, I would not be at all surprised if this was why my regional sysop hasn't answered the application email in about 3 weeks

UK tax dept's IT savings created 'significant risk', technical debt as it faces difficult conversation with Chancellor



>At some point, you have to upgrade the hardware.

I'm pretty sure a mandatory and expensive "hardware refresh" is in the terms of their Capgemini/Accenture contracts whether needed or not. I wonder if that's a clue as to who's pushing this request..

Suspended sentence for bank IT worker who broke into his boss's webcam because he didn't get a payrise


Re: I'd Do It Again For A £1,000!

the £800 isn't a fine though is it? it's court costs, in which case it's a good thing that it's not an obviously inflated high number

Pakistan calls on Facebook to extend holocaust denial ban into Islamophobia crackdown


Re: He faces a problem here

the different being that we should be able to criticise Jew and Muslims, Christians etc.Criticism is fine and should be legal.

Holocaust denial isn't criticism, it's something entirely different, breaking pakistan's blasphemy laws is an overreach that always comes of using vague terms ending in "phobia" to define criminal actions

Who watches the watchers? Samsung does so it can fling ads at owners of its smart TVs


Last Samsung TV

This has been all over for a while, usually starts right after the warranty ends.

My 2010 dumb samsung TV is obviously fine, but it'll be last samsung anything.

Shame that a new TV now needs to be bundled with a pihole, since I doubt that by the time my current TV dies dumb TVs will be widely available anymore.

Amazon staffers took bribes, manipulated marketplace, leaked data including search algorithms – DoJ claims


Re: House cleaning

yeah I do that, just annoying that i need to add such an exclude term so often


Re: House cleaning

The highest form of search results pollution is when you're search for an item and most of the results are pinterest, as if to say "The answer you seek lies somewhere on the internet, we've seen it".

When classes are online, how do you get out of school? Florida teen cuffed, charged after crashing cyber-lessons


Re: Say what?

>didn't steal money

but he cost money ;)

consultant fees to say "LOIC" : $200,000

consultants to implement the protections that should've already been there: $200,000

legal fees: $200,000

various sundry fees lost in the educational accounting world: $200,000

all in all a lot of people get very nice cars out of it but the kids now have to buy their own jotters

Something to look forward to: Being told your child or parent was radicalized by an AI bot into believing a bonkers antisemitic conspiracy theory


Re: Wibble


Twitter. It's usually twitter.

sewage in, sewage out.

India flies Mach 6 scramjet for 20 whole seconds


he's talking about female infanticide and a widespread gang rape problem and you're saying "yeah but we have right wing newspapers"

just pointing that out

Here comes an AI that can predict hurricane strength. Don't worry, NASA made it so it probably actually works


oh no

According to Gus Gorman (legendary hacker) if you hack the weather satellites you can actually cause the storms instead

With a million unwanted .uk domains expiring this week, Nominet again sends punters pushy emails to pay up



"hey we invented a new way of someone to impersonate your company, it'd be a real shame if that domain was up for sale..."

Critical vuln that lets miscreants hijack computers via Slack? *Sucks in air* We'll give you $1,750 for it


Re: Welcome to bug bounties

I found an SQLi (which went further with outfile which could pivot to a shell and the application was run as root for someone reason) in a piece of software that the vendor sold to multiple orgs, meaning it was vulnerable for every customer.

I got £40, I thought being paid beer money for stuff was limited to fixing your mum's printer. but I'm loathe to try and ask for more as the industry has too many stories of a company just flat out screaming blackmail, terminating safe harbour and threaten to call the cops if you object to the pittance

And that's not even mentioning a newbie triage guy saying "not in scope we don't own that company" for a huge vuln, the other triage guy gave me 5k for a smaller bug which got fixed on the same software go get him!

TikTok CEO quits after less than three months in the job


Re: Borkzilla

You must be new around here

Not according to the register:

Our records show you have been a member since 2012-11-14


Re: Oracle ?

I don't speak your language, what's Borkzilla? is it Microsoft since you mentioned them the sentence before?


"With a heavy heart"

I'm sure that after 3 months he hasn't even picked his favourite toilet stall yet so this heavy heart comment and spiel about "our belief" (in stealing massive amounts of data) is just plainly the pilot telling passengers it's all good as he walks by carrying his parachute

CREST cancels two UK infosec accreditation exams after fresh round of 'cheat sheets' are leaked online



we've had 3rd party pentesters in quite a few times. has anyone ever NOT had a junior sent out? I only have an OSCP and I still outrank them in qualifications and experience, which is insane for the fees these people charge

Reply-All storm sparked by student smut sees school system shut down Google Classroom for up to a week


how did a student sent to the global list anyway? the student shouldn't see that little entry



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