* Posts by razorfishsl

825 posts • joined 27 Feb 2014

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You're testing them wrong: Whiteboard coding interviews are 'anti-women psychological stress examinations'

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time for a new narrative.......

Jack up the Marxist idea that everyone gets first prize, then when a particular group does not make it... give them an edge ,as long as they are not white & male...

GitHub is just like all of us: The week has just started but it needed 4 whole hours of downtime

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Microsoft doing what only MS can do reliably.......

Even the 365 instances keep having outages "due to programming oversights" (just put shit in live without full testing)

Trump reveals US cyber-attack on Russian election-misdirection troll farms

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The sooner Russia realizes China aint its friend the better..........

Linus Torvalds banishes masters, slaves and blacklists from the Linux kernel, starting now

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He should never of allowed this.......

Once the Marxists get into an area , getting them out is very difficult.

Won't be long before they start pushing for other things, like if the Linux user is a white male.. throwing bugs & exceptions...

Apple: Don't close MacBooks with a webcam cover on, you might damage the display

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Apple should just F*** off with their bullshit.

even without a cover ALL macbooks since 2010 DAMAGE the display with their keyboards....

becasue some dumb shit did not take into account manufacturing tolerance.

Open any mac Book & look at 45 Deg. to the screen and you will see a complete KB scratched into the display coating...

Hundreds of forgotten corners of mega-corp websites fall into the hands of spammers and malware slingers

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Microsoft could fix this by preventing the names from being re-used, perhaps by using a sha512 generated hash, and not allowing reuse.

once it is spun down.. it generates DNS errors, forcing the IT to clean it up........

C is for 'Careful now', D is for 'Download surprise': Microsoft to resurrect optional Windows 10 updates as 'Previews'

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Re: Fixed it for you

you should quit whining......

In Asia we have "translation" software, written in china...

and it sends EVERYTHING back to central servers over HTTP........

that includes all your banking details when on banking sites........

Reported it to the directors........ and was told that HR overrode the IT dept. blocking it..... becasue they need translation and can hire cheaper staff

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D = Dominate

C = Compliance....

All we need now is wonder woman to turn up.....

VMware and Office for Mac need patching, Microsoft can scan your firmware, and Anonymous takes credit for Atlanta police hacks

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Except you cannot upgrade........

becasue this piece of shit requires you are on 10.14..................

And Apple fucked over all users above 10.13.6, by blocking development of NVIDIA drivers........,

so what i hear you say.....

WELL by blocking NVIDIA drivers, they fucked over CUDA, which is no longer available above 10.13.6, and so a lot of graphic processing for ADOBE just became unavailable...

and that's why we just dumped the hundreds of staff still on OSX......, becasue we aint about to allow ANY company to dictate our workflow......

Oh.. and were about to dump all the IPhones they use ,since we won't be an Apple house any longer...

Which is annoying since we had been moving our 500 staff over to apple since 2010, bcos ... they said they were gonna support us.. but they LIED.....

Zoom will offer proper end-to-end encryption to free vid-chat accounts – not just paid-up bods – once you verify your phone number...

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I would say no...

Currently China is collecting phone numbers & imei's to verify a persons identity......

you have to supply legally verifiable documents to get any sort of phone card in China.

There's no accounting for TITSUP*: Beancounters bemoan Sage cloudy sync software outage

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Re: "a minority of customers"

Me!!!! and it is 100% accurate....

if you have 10 million customers & 100,000 have problems, it is only about 1%

That is barely statistical noise to any scientist or survey taker....

It's the same excuse Microsoft continually use.

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It is the same stupidity I have to deal with......

The business INSISTS to use "onedrive"... ok....... let's have 1 user upload a 2GB video of the staff party to MS cloud...

so that 50 users can access it from the SAME office as the uploader....

No sorry ... you are only IT we INSIST you fix it, but it MUST be in the cloud..... it is NOT to be stored locally.....

and WTF did the directors office to offsite AGM get continually interrupted, what is the problem with the WIFI system....?

No you cannot have money to spend on traffic shaping... no one else uses it in the international organization..... TP-Link is good enough, becasue if it was no good they would not be in business...

Microsoft 365 and Azure outage struck Australia and New Zealand just as business rocked up for a new week

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Yep...

went thru this when they wre setting up infrastructure in Asia When 365 was a glint in the Devils eye.

They continually lied about outages, covered up security issues, blocked DNS requests..., and al i got was a load of shit from management about how my incompetence could net keep the systems working after they spent so much money on them...

esp. as their sales staff had a meeting and said there was nothing wrong with their systems, after telling me they were having region "teething troubles"

So I hate M$ with a vengeance,

Forget biz insider threats for a moment – let's talk about partners turning rogue and installing spyware on phones

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Yep,

In 365 it is normal practice for a support partner to give themselves admin access, this can lead to all sorts of issues.....

Someone got so fed up with GE fridge DRM – yes, fridge DRM – they made a whole website on how to bypass it

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Ahhhh... yess..

Haier over a decade ago I was doing business in China with this "bankrupt" company...

then the Chinese military got involved with CCP backing...

so we stopped doing business with them..

Why would a refrigerator company with military backing, what RFID in a fridge.....

What could possibly make a cranky crocodylomorph more terrifying? How about one that chases you on its hind legs?

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that would be really cool if we had crocs that ran like that...

Mind your language: Microsoft set to swing the axe on 27 languages in iOS Outlook

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So No black languages then.....

Apple promises third, no, fourth, er, fifth time's a charm when it comes to macOS Catalina: 10.15.5 now out

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Still stuck at 10.13...... this is going to be the last Apple OS I ,or the company I work for run.

The several hundred staff, will all be migrated from Apple computers, some over to Linux others over to web services.

Basically Apple has been going down shit street for the last few years, petty little battles with NVIDIA, stupid security chips..

REALLY REALLY low quality portables that wont run reliably in an Asian summer, where background temps get up to 37 deg. in the large factories....

Now to top it off... stupidly priced Rigs, that are just beyond what we can afford for the art departments & 3D modelers... (cost as in serviceability, 3rd party upgrades)

They had the chance to really get Apple computers into the market.. but it seems they are far more interested in their mobiles.

Microsoft gives Office 365 admins the heads-up: Some internal queries over weekend might have returned results from completely different orgs

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The issue is if this relates to critical systems like Airplanes, medical or financials.....

so you think there are 300 planes in the air becasue that's what the systems says...... but really it was a local retailer re-stocking on Tampax....

eBay users spot the online auction house port-scanning their PCs. Um... is that OK?

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Which is just Fucking stupid......

If for security, I remote my home PC a special network to do banking & purchases......

Eclipse boss claims Visual Studio Code is an open-source poseur – though he would say that, wouldn't he?

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Re: But it is quite good!

VC Code is about the only MS product that intergrates correctly with GIt......

WTF is wrong with a company that has 2 competing product that only one integrates correctly with a 3rd product they own....

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VC is GARBAGE.....

the integration with GIT is crap & error filled.

Microsoft's latest cloud innovation: Printing

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So on one else is worried about highly confidential documents form doctors & legal teams going into the cloud to be printed?

Now we know what the P really stands for in PwC: X-rated ads plastered over derelict corner of accountants' website

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Re: I don’t understand...

nope.. they had a shitty re-direct.....

Which they failed to remove.....

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Re: PwC

Pen** With C**ts

GoDaddy hack: Miscreant goes AWOL with 28,000 users' SSH login creds after vandalizing server-side file

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Only an idiot would use "godaddy", once you transfer your domain name in, you cannot get it out again....

Who's still using Webex? Not even Cisco: Judge orders IT giant to use rival Zoom for virtual patent trial

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Funny how HWAWEI was kicked to the curb... and suddenly we have "zoom"

As Brit cyber-spies drop 'whitelist' and 'blacklist', tech boss says: If you’re thinking about getting in touch saying this is political correctness gone mad, don’t bother

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Re: Master and slave?

In charge & not incharge..........

Plus you need to ensure that 50% of the controllers in charge are in colored case, possibly with some bits broken off...

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time to get rid of calling plugs & sockets male & female....

Incase 0.5% of the population gets upset.........

Nine million logs of Brits' road journeys spill onto the internet from password-less number-plate camera dashboard

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The labor councils "jew/muslim" tracking database.

Just mark the address of every mosque & synagogue, see how long they stayed in the area.

The rumor that just won't die: Apple to keep Intel at Arm's length in 2021 with launch of 'A14-powered laptops'

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good to see Steve jobs stupidity lives on.......

Outages batter UK's Virgin Media into wee hours as broadband failures spike 77% globally

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Needless to say that anyone who knows about networking.. knows that ICPM ping is just trash talking.

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So much for all these highly paid network engineers.......

Grab your Bitcoin while you can because Purse.io is shutting up shop in June and you could lose the lot

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Yep.. .like that HK provider who is supposed to be following the law & due diligence....

But then laundered all my bitcoins thru P2P when i moved them.......

Which then caused me MASSIVE compliance issues...... and guess what.. there is no one to report them to.....

since there was not actually a "financial crime"

Zoom adds Choose Your Own Routing Adventure to keep chats out of China

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Yep......

and like there is never going to be an "accident" .. where government or corporate data is run via Beijing........

OK brainiacs, we've got an IT cold case for you: Fatal disk errors on an Amiga 4000 with 600MB external SCSI unless the clock app is... just so

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Chances this one was that the programmers disabled the NMI's or other systems flags so the clock would draw perfectly & not break up due to interruptions.

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Re: My favourite timing bug

We worked on an electronic design,... ordered all the components

Enough for 50k pieces, started the production run & everything off the line would not work...

Took it to the engineers room got a scope on them& they worked perfectly....

The design was by a major semiconductor company.....

They brought in their engineers & no one could fix it....

In the end we told them to F*** off & shipped all the components back to them...

Bose shouts down claims that it borked noise cancellation firmware to sell more headphones

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Someone Shouted they saw a witch & the whole village joined in the burning......

Dot-com price rises on their way over the next four years: ICANN approves Verisign contract, walks off with $20m

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It's about time governments started kicking the till draws closed whilst these thieving clowns have their fingers inside...

Yeah, that Zoom app you're trusting with work chatter? It lives with 'vampires feeding on the blood of human data'

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And to think the UK government is using it to hold meetings....

Hong Kong makes wearable trackers mandatory for new arrivals, checks in with ‘surprise calls’ too

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It's a complete balls up.......

Some people don't get the SMS that they should scan their wrist band.

others get messages that they have already scanned the band.... (reprints allocated to others?)

and finally some people get a warning they are not registered.... which begs the question HOW they got the SMS message

Your McDonald's demo has expired. For full functionality, please purchase a licence or try another fast-food joint

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You know what happened.......

2019...

the key they were using..., the key algorithm has just lapped & now the key hash is wrong...

Seriously what cretin runs software from 2007.....

More than a billion hopelessly vulnerable Android gizmos in the wild that no longer receive security updates – research

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It needs to be centralized.

NordVPN quietly plugged vuln where an HTTP POST request without authentication would return detailed customer data

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NordVPN AGAIN.... this company is not fit for purpose......

God knows what other mistakes they are making as regards security......

'Unfixable' boot ROM security flaw in millions of Intel chips could spell 'utter chaos' for DRM, file encryption, etc

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simple... just slow the CLK cycles down......

thereby lengthening the window of opportunity......

EU tells UK: Cut the BS, sign here, and you can have access to Galileo sat's secure service

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Re: WW III

The British developed the crypto for the thing.....

Cache flow problems continue for Intel: Yet more data-leaking processor design blunders discovered, patches due soon

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further performance loss.......

Whilst they are derating old CPU performance they should be updating the micro code to allow more recent instructions to recover the performance loss.

Ding-dong. Who's there? Any marketing outfit willing to pay: Not content with giving cops access to doorbell cams, Ring also touts personal info

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They are just liars and the sooner people stop using & trusting these companies the better.

LastPass stores passwords so securely, not even its users can access them

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Absolutely NO reason (other than to bilk & milk users for cash ) to have a web enables service to store passwords......

Why is a 22GB database containing 56 million US folks' personal details sitting on the open internet using a Chinese IP address? Seriously, why?

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Anyone who thinks the China cloud suppliers are not ensuring that data they store outside of China is not available IN china is a fucking idiot.

It is all a massive data gathering exercise....

from the facial recognition to the cloud servers linked to China supplied door video systems.

Dumb shits just keep putting the data in and lovin the cheap cheap price.....

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