Re: For Macs As Well
as I type this I am trying to figure exactly which 'problem' you mean.
120 posts • joined 28 Feb 2014
Vodafone is my ISP and according to the icon in the tray the internet connection through which I am now interacting with the Reg is : 'vodafone-B799-5G'.
Early in the 2010s they laid a new internet cable across the Atlantic Ocean. Said cable was only 20 miles south of Cork Harbour and to tap into it cost all of €20m, which was obviously a bargain.
( Apple could have paid for it out of small change. )
I presume that is why 5G is so common hereabouts.
Once upon a time Microsoft was TWO companies : Windows and Office.
Windows made some kind of OS while Office made Office software for Steve Jobs and his gang.
Now Microsoft ALSO includes a cloud company ( Azure ) and a hardware company ( Surface ).
If anything Surface learned Windows quickISH.
What surprises me is that no big IT company such as Google has said to vaccine researchers :
You want a ton of computing power ? Here it is. Be our guest.
It is not only a definitive case of Public Service but it would be both great Publicity AND a place in the history books to be able to say :
The company whose computers helped find the covid-19 vaccine
How to save Boeing is so simple as to win the No Shit Sherlock Award 2019 .
But whether it will actually happen is another story entirely.
First, State the problem : this company is, effectively, Boeing Beancounters Inc.
The obvious thing to do is to put actual ENGINEERS in charge again.
The longer the beancounters stay, the more likely the company will be fucked up in a terminal sense.
people have to show up with identification to get their passwords changed.
People in countries where English is the main spoken language are mostly unaware of how routine ID is in Germany.
I remember particularly a photo taken about 1900 where there was a policeman ( with helmet making him look a soldier from WW1 ) looking into the ID documents of ................................. a tramp.
So ID is so important in Germany EVERYBODY has it.
I hope nobody is mixing up two separate issues here.
Hacking into a computer is a crime of course and should be dealt with according to law.
BUT it should NOT matter to the law whether the accounts in question had 2 bitcoin or 2 MILLION bitcoin.
Because if it did that would mean the feds were enforcing the value of cryptocurrencies, which central banks at least are NOT happy to do.
What the article does not mention is that as recently as 1987 BT tried to reintroduce the telegram.
I remember full page ads in newspapers explaining how cheap it was to send a page worth of text.
Not sure how successful it was at the time but it more or less coincided with the arrival of faxes.
Today when I tried to send an email from my Yahoo account, I got a message saying it would NOT send the message because it looked like spam.
There was a hyperlink in the email and I assumed that was the cause of the problem. But converting the hyperlink to 'only' text had no effect.
Was this something to do with the fact that Yahoo now keeps asking me to whitelist it on my adblocker but I refuse ?
Anyway, whitelisting Yahoo had no effect in terms of actually sending that email.
Are Yahoo trying to remove their services entirely without actually saying so ?
Is it just an unsociable bastard such as myself who has never had a Facebook account ?
Or is it a case of the more IT-savvy you are ( such as being a Registard at all ) the LESS likely you will go to Facebook in the first place ?
At least this cryptocurrency is one more reason NOT to get involved with Zuckenburg et al.
I genuinely believed that the only people who used McAfee were non-techies who bought a PC/laptop with McAfee software included as a 'bonus' ( or described as such anyway ). In other words people who did not realise its uselessness OR how to uninstall it.
I am genuinely surprised that any company actually uses it.
Since there is mention on this thread of public masturbation, the obvious advice is not to do it.
A bloke who was previously on ITV Breakfast, Dan Lob, managed to get conned into doing that and ended up searching for the perp who made him do it.
Channel 4 in the UK made a program about it, "Celebrity Sextortion" :
Redmond has gone back to the drawing board for its "Andromeda" handheld
If Microsoft want to do 'Drawing' surely there must be SOFTWARE that does that kind of thing ?
Somewhere. They might even be really radical and look up a supplier on the interweb.
You do not need Asian wisdom to know the importance of backups.
Just remember ( especially if you are American ) 911.
Cantor Fitzgerald is a financial services firm that had its HQ in the WTC.
When it was attacked on 911 600 of its staff were killed.
The company is still in business. ( As it happens I pass one of its local offices in a bus several times a week. )
The reason for its survival is summed up in one word : backups.
The company were meticulous in doing them and dumping them to their London offices via satellite.
The moral of the story is that it is impossible to exagerate the importance of backups.
Will the insurer insist of the customer using products/services from a security company they have a deal with ?
The important point is that the company DOES use proper security products and services.
Whether they get charged too much for that is a secondary question.
And by the way any company thinking of buying this insurance should INSTEAD hire an IT security firm to check they are doing everything properly in terms of IT security.
Surely the obvious question here is to what extent cyber insurers actually check the vulnerabilities of their customers ?
If I sold such insurance I'd make sure the customer had, at least, all the usual suspects in terms of anti-virus software and so on. And if I had to install such software personally at least then I could feel reasonably sure that I would not end up actually paying out a ransom equivalent.
So even those who are paranoid ( rightly or wrongly ) about SystemD did not pile in to blame it here. I'll take that as a 'no'.
Backup you say ? Tell me about it. I must admit that when it comes to backups I very much talk the talk, full stop.I have since bought a 1TB detachable hard drive which at least makes full backups fast via USB3.
( All I need now is software for DIFFERENTIAL backups ).
The technical details of SystemD are over my head but I do use Mint as the main OS on this laptop which makes me Mr. Innocent Bystander in this argument. I had heard of SystemD and even a rumour that Mint was going to use it. That Mint ALREADY is using SystemD is news to me
( provided by this article ).
My problem is that a month ago a boot of Mint failed and after reading this thread I must wonder whether SystemD is at least one of the usual suspects as the cause of the problem ?
Here's what happened :
As I do every couple of weeks, I installed the latest available updates from Mint but the next time I booted up it did not get beyond the Mint logo. All I got were terminal-level messages about sudo commands and the ability to enter them. Or rather NOT enter them. Further use of Terminal showed that one system file did not now exist. This was in etc/ and related to the granting of sudo permissions. The fact that it did not exist created a vicious circle and sudo was completely out of action. I took the laptop to a shop where they managed to save my Backups folder that had been on the desktop and install a fresh version of Mint.
So what are the chances that this was a SystemD problem ?
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