* Posts by dmacleo

230 posts • joined 21 Mar 2015

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Netgear's routerlogin.com HTTPS cert snafu now has a live proof of concept

dmacleo

possibly non-wifi (netgear prosafe...) routers too...

my fvs336gv3 and fvs318gv3 (318 EOL support wise anyway) routers isolated right now but...I think they may have used the same setup for certs. so if I am right same "bad" wifi could also be an issue with them.

due to setup not an issue for me right now and I don't have the knowledge on how to check anyway.

Vendor-bender LibreOffice kicks out 6.4: Community project feel, though now with added auto-█████ tool

dmacleo

Re: Understatement

maybe I looked at it all wrong but seemed to me this "launcher" was just a manner (on windows) to load the suite on startup for a faster application startup when called for.

I don't use the launcher itself but have it installed and set to load on windows startup and it seems to hasten specific app start times.

or I could be way off base.

After 10 years, Google Cloud Print will finally be out of beta... straight into ad giant's graveyard

dmacleo

Re: Not that big of a loss

try following a wiring schematic and circuit logic layout when diagnosing a vehicle with a battery drain in the field and you'll see why paper much better than a small screen.

especially when talking to someone (you know...using the phone as a phone....) elsewhere as they follow the diagrams with you. hard to talk on the phone and scroll through a 50 page file at the same time.

Android dev complains of 'Orwellian' treatment as account banned after 6 years on Play store

dmacleo

Re: Any setup friction can be a killer

in all honesty I was just trying to be funny, didn't notice I had not put a :) there to signify that.

dmacleo

Re: Any setup friction can be a killer

Lol i deleted the sentance where i mentioned average user stupidity

I'm sure you meant to type "I" twice and the word "sentence" when talking about user stupidity....

Hey, it's Google's birthday! Remember when they were the good guys?

dmacleo

Google has shaped our online world like no other company

and therein lies the problem

GIMP open source image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name

dmacleo

very quickly....

dmacleo

I have sight issues, the word glimpse triggers me.

change it now.

fking little pussies.

Airbus A350 software bug forces airlines to turn planes off and on every 149 hours

dmacleo

actually easy to implement although should not be have to put in that position.

a/c can time out on certain items while in flight (meaning next flight puts it over hours, good example is batteries timing out) so upon landing a/c is grounded and no tdmi/mel issued until addressed.

so flight and mtx planning would stop a/c at a mtx base before that time came close and reboot it.

meanwhile engineers should be scrambling to fix this or be getting fired.

What's up at Microsoft this week? Windows 10 builds of course, Skype screen sharing... zzzzz... New Flight Simulator?!

dmacleo

wish they would do train sim again

the org train simulator set a standard thats been hard for others to match. wish they would work on that again.

The best and worst of GitHub: Repos wiped without notice, quickly restored – but why?

dmacleo

does gitlab operate in same manner?

don't really use either service but wondered if gitlab was less reactive in supposed spam/malware repos.

Never let something so flimsy as a locked door to the computer room stand in the way of an auditor on the warpath

dmacleo

have had to force open metal doors with metal frames and walls using forklift.

surprising what many tons of inertia does when hits a door.

hyster h620 with forks set tight punches through a lot and has good reach

BOFH: Bye desktop, bye desk. Hello 'slab and a beanbag on the floor

dmacleo

"We could name a chapter of the book after you if you like," the PFY says. "Posthumously."

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awesome reply.

Techie in need of a doorstop picks up 'chunk of metal' – only to find out it's rather pricey

dmacleo

all I ever found....

was some unobtanium....

Hold horror stories: Chief, we've got a f*cking idiot on line 1. Oh, you heard all that

dmacleo

years ago was involved with initial rollout and testing of pc upgrades to major airline.

systems were locked down, software needed to certify aircraft could not be used.

when asked my thoughts on conference call (base personal in my office) I said a fking idiot planned this.

did not know it, VP of company (at time largest carrier in world) was on call and spoke up said I am that idiot.

I said I stand by my statement and in my primary job (records) may ground most of your regional fleet due to this.

issue was fixed in less than a week.

could have heard a pin drop when I refused to apologize for calling him a fking idiot.

but...I was sweating a few days LOL

Fake fuse: Bloke admits selling counterfeit chips for use in B-1 bomber, other US military gear

dmacleo

ex airline mtx records and stores dept here

its unfathomable how this would happen. spent many years dealing with parts certifications on civilian aircraft (FAR121 carrier) and this is just bad.

spent even more years in records section of airline VERIFYING parts paperwork (certification under FAA/EASE), proper paperwork for the mtx done on the aircraft and proper inspections done after the replacement.

this should not have happened.

Tech support discovers users who buy the 'sh*ttest PCs known to Man' struggle with basics

dmacleo

sounds like the last few years of monarch computer (in US) who went from a great vendor to trash suddenly and then out of business. they had help desk manned by the pc builders for a short time.

Boeing 737 pilots battled confused safety system that plunged aircraft to their deaths – black box

dmacleo

in US (under FAR part 121 carriers) AOA sensors req a FCF (Functional Check Flight) after RAR (Remove And Replace) so odd the FCF (if reqd there, often reqs are mirrored) did not catch anything.

'My entire company is without comms': Gamma's Horizon cloud PBX goes DOWN

dmacleo

least I don't have to worry about that...

course I have to worry about daily stuff here, single digit (F) temps, high winds, 6-12 inches of heavy wet snow dropping tonight, etc so on and so forth. life in rural northeast maine can be....interesting.

but...as Old Dominion sings....thats a song for another time...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ0QFmzl1kw

best of luck to everyone dealing with this, hope its fixed soon.

edit:fixed odd link to video

Windows XP? Pfff! Parts of the Royal Navy are running Win ME

dmacleo

man had 15 pcs running ME, mix of ide, eide and some sata cards. none of them worked reliably even with no network or usb connections.

seems like the systems self degraded after 60 days or so.

can understand xp, can even support decision to keep it depending on situation.

but ME....jeez.

I downgraded some to 98SE and move others to 2K just to get OFF ME

Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server

dmacleo

do you really want to poke something that has the clap????

to each their own....burning sensation... I guess

:)

Facebook sets Linux kernel tools free

dmacleo

Re: Been around for many years

man thats a blast from the past, like that song and not thought of it in decades.

'Desperate' North Korea turns to bank hacking sprees to rake in much-needed dosh

dmacleo

this applies to the son also ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEaKX9YYHiQ&t=90s

Android Phones are 10: For once, Google won fair and square

dmacleo

seems like was just 9+ years ago when I got my motorola a855 droid-1

ah time flies.

was a solid phone, liked the actual keyboard too.

Couldn't give a fsck about patching? Well, that's your WordPress website pwned, then

dmacleo

Re: No excuse really

have used the all in one wp alongside decuri plugin and worked well.

paid securi also had tech support that would work any issues.

Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for my 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help

dmacleo

be true to yourself

thats all I would say. if that means cussing a lot so be it.

make all relocate... Linux kernel dev summit shifts to Scotland – to fit Torvald's holiday plans

dmacleo

he advised carrying on w/o him.

they decided to follow him.

any blame is upon them.

Fast food, slow user – techie tears hair out over crashed drive-thru till

dmacleo

heh I love the question is the internet down?

well, as a whole I doubt it.

but I will get Kyle from south park to reboot the router.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Over_Logging

Windows 0-day pops up out of nowhere Twitter

dmacleo

gpo help?

would using (on domain) the prohibit new task creation template possibly mitigate this a bit?

if off domain no idea if template exists.

have not messed around with it so no idea if useful or not.

The future of humanity: A Bluetooth ball hitting your face – forever

dmacleo

shooter gamers.....please stay away from this tech :)

Patch Tuesday heats up with pair of exploited zero-days squashed – plus 58 other vulns fixed

dmacleo

Re: Incomprehensible

Can you imagine it, a bridge gets built, but then needs to be closed 18 thousand times for patches

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I just wanna see someone reboot that bridge...

The last phablet? 6.4in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaves you $1k lighter, needs 'water cooling'

dmacleo

got a 12.2 pro

love my galaxy 12.2 pro tablet, kindle stuff much better on the bigger screen.

will run them (got 3) until they die.

Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)

dmacleo

wikipedia bot will be earning its pittance now.....

Greybeard greebos do runner from care home to attend world's largest heavy metal fest Wacken

dmacleo

Re: Care Homes had better get used to it

Album title anybody?

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meatloafed...bat came back from hell?

dmacleo

damned winds of change, making those under the same sun rock like a hurricane.

ah I got nothing, no idea if scorpions even there or right genre.

Game over for Google: Fortnite snubs Play Store, keeps its 30%, sparks security fears

dmacleo

ah gotcha, thanks.

never really paid much attn to the finer details of it as am just user not dev.

dmacleo

whats fdroid charge? never looked, possible less risky way for them to go. dunno.

'Can you just pop in to the office and hit the power button?' 'Not really... the G8 is on'

dmacleo

Re: Just a beer?

You honestly think millennials and marketing clowns aren't world-wide phenomena?

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just like all plagues...

Serverless Computing: Here's an easy way to save £££s from the start

dmacleo

man I really hate the misnomer serverless computing.

call it what it is, offsite or cloud computing.

Another German state plans switch back from Linux to Windows

dmacleo

Re: Lots of companies run Linux including Google

And how do you get outlook.office.com to update the display panel outside each meeting room?

http://www.sharpie.com/

Windows 10 Insiders see double as new builds hit the deck – with promises to end Update Rage

dmacleo

Re: Predictive Fuckups

I have tried that w/o much luck. but honestly was prob failure on my end.

another resource is using manageengine desktop central to approve/deploy updates.

its free for 25 computers and handles windows updates as well as third party software installs/u[pdates.

dmacleo

Re: Predictive Fuckups

if spare pc laying around can turn into a wsus server and use wsus for workgroup program

https://archive.codeplex.com/?p=wsusworkgroup

sorry wrong link posted first, left in place just to show trace

https://github.com/blndev/wsusworkgroup/releases

can then approve/decline updates as needed per groups.

this would be for non domain pc's.

domain (active directory) pcs dont need to use tool, just use wsus normally.

Western Digital formats hard disk drive factory as demand spins down

dmacleo

very possibly indicative of a deeper viability issue with the company itself. they have already killed off their home entertainment/media player division, dropping manufacturing for items used in their OWN nas boxes is a symptom I think.

Tech team trapped in data centre as hypoxic gas flooded in. Again

dmacleo

Re: Hasn't halon been banned or something in the '90s?

when I worked in airline business (in USA) until december 2007 halon was still used in cargo compartment. and as far as I can tell was still (in 2017) used there.

at same time handheld bottles and the like were NOT halon due to the regs.

dmacleo

have had to take mechanics to hospital due to halon fire bottles in cargo area of aircraft blowing. even if no known inhalation you still need to be put onto O2 and blood gases measured/etc.

Cops suspect Detroit fuel station was hacked before 10 drivers made off with 2.3k 'free' litres

dmacleo

Re: Outrageous!

about 2.82 $ here in maine right now, +/- a bit of course depending on actual location and store

dmacleo

god forbid clerk block the pump off and lock the handle.

course that would involve walking outside alone in detroit....

'Plane Hacker' Roberts: I put a network sniffer on my truck to see what it was sharing. Holy crap!

dmacleo

using can bus in vehicles for all pcm items was bad idea, once obd-2 became mandatory (1996 iirc?) system should have used its own bus. can is low level with no built in (nor ability to add) security.

Git365. Git for Teams. Quatermass and the Git Pit. GitHub simply won't do now Microsoft has it

dmacleo

GitGone

GitOut

etc

A pretty and helpful user interface? Nahhh. Is that really you, Samsung?

dmacleo

eh I use go launcher hd anyways on my s9plus.

if wife s7edge gets it will see how it is.

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