* Posts by Strahd Ivarius

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Google splurging cash on UK offices to lure staffers back from the kitchen table

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Re: Outdoor workspaces

They are working on it.

Did you hear of climate change?

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Re: Draconian?

So you don't plan to go to exotic places where a vaccine is mandatory (e.g.: against yellow fever)?

Austrian watchdog rules German company's use of Google Analytics breached GDPR by sending data to US

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Re: Max's wishful thinking

why would Google stop tracking flying pigs & others?

it wouldn't use much resources...

Software guy smashes through the Somebody Else's Problem field to save the day

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Re: It's a sad day for this IT rag...now reincarnated as HHG recollections

How dare you say that a trilogy is too long when it reaches 5 books?!?

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Mushroom

you can solve anything with enough explosives

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Re: Dodgy connection

I suppose it was cat-9 cable?

UK government tool to monitor its legacy application estate is… LATE

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Re: Four box model?

As long as it is managed using blockchain

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Re: Late?

They are still using Visicalc...

Nothing's working, and I've checked everything, so it must be YOUR fault

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Re: The kind whom disaster stalks daily

Old Mac Donald's farm?

SlimPay fined €180k after 12 million customers' bank data publicly accessible for 5 years

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Re: Live data in a test environment?

https://www.commitstrip.com/en/2021/12/07/we-all-do-it-right/?setLocale=1

Luxembourg judge hits pause on Amazon's daily payments of disputed $844m GDPR fine

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Facepalm

and storing credit card information, including the validation code, is illegal in most EU countries...

National Cyber Strategy will lead to BritChip for mobile devices by 2025, claims UK.gov

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Angel

Re: new strategy is to produce "a new microprocessor design" for smartphones by 2025

Or they will come with a beer powered version of the aqualator

Fans of original gangster editors, look away now: It's Tilde, a text editor that doesn't work like it's 1976

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Devil

a rabbid test?

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Re: vim? Backslider!

too fancy, I'll stay with ed

AWS wobbles in US East region causing widespread outages

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Re: For crying out loud!

That is why I named my daughter Alexa so I have a fallback if Bezos' one doesn't wake up

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Re: Cloud is shit

what do we do when it all goes TITSUP?

Blame the IT team of course!

New UK product security law won't be undercut by rogue traders upping and vanishing, government boasts

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Re: No default admin passwords?

Rather easy with a few commands or Wireshark.

If I am not mistaken the same routers had a default Wifi SSID that used also part of the physical address for its name, and the password was also guessable using that name.

HPE sees 'no indication' its tech was sold to Chinese military, seeks answers from Uncle Sam on sanctions

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Re: Colin Wilson 2 - Apple have got this right!

This is an internal law of a sovereign state

NASA boffins seem to think we're worth saving from fiery asteroid death so they're shooting a spaceship at one

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Re: Impacts are not always bad

If the small impact is over Washington or London, it may be enough to revert climate change...

Apple's Pegasus lawsuit a 'declaration of war' against offensive software developers, says Kaspersky director

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Re: Apple & C. want the information control - and power to decide who is under surveillance or not.

Are you speaking of the US secret courts?

Munich mk2? Germany's Schleswig-Holstein plans to switch 25,000 PCs to LibreOffice

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Re: Not saving money?

Don't worry, if German people can't manage to do exactly what they want with Excel and macros, they can still go to SAP...

A tiny typo in an automated email to thousands of customers turns out to be a big problem for legal

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Angel

I still remember a colleague who used a rob.eu branded badge holder at work...

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Devil

Re: Wary of ALT-S

so you are in fisting?

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Re: A small percentage of the blame should go to the other RDBMS creators...

no, a type, it was "bork it"

UK Department for Education to schools: Maybe delay signing that 3-year licensing deal for MIS with Education Software Solutions

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Re: Well, maybe not directly relevant but it does seem sort of familiar...

usually you have a liberal government takeover of the industry with a mandate to impose overtime...

like in France for Y2K where the "Code du Travail" was modified to ensure that IT workers would have to work overtime for no more pay to remove all the bugs.

Russia blows up old satellite, NASA boss 'outraged' as ISS crew shelters from debris

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Devil

Re: People In Glass Houses.....

I am pretty sure that the USA did shot down the satellite only to avoid any littering fee in Australia...

BOFH: You drive me crazy... and I can't help myself

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Re: Alternatively. . .

Does LF have a computer needing servicing?

Data transfers between the EU and the US: Still unclear on what you're supposed to do? Here's an explainer

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Re: "Early rumblings"

your IP address is personal data...

Inflation hits PC market as laptop and desktop prices jump, and most businesses are last in the line for kit

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There are still people buying Chromebooks?

(or trying to)

Chip shortages took $6bn bite out of Apple's top line

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Re: ICloth

And they are not compatible with next year products...

Sovereignty? We've heard of it. UK government gives contract to store MI5, MI6 and GCHQ's data to AWS

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Re: Colin Wilson 2 - Apple have got this right!

They got the information from Professor Moriarty

Get real: Say what you like about your app but don't be surprised if I trollsplain

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Re: "They docked at the ISS this week."

There was a film in the '90 where sex scenes were filmed in micro-gravity...

tz database community up in arms over proposals to merge certain time zones

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Fortunately, UTC has replaced GMT, which is now relegated to the dustbin of history

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Mushroom

Re: Is UCLA forcing the hand?

there is always also the option of totally removing the countries from the map (see icon)

Don't touch that dial – the new guy just closed the application that no one is meant to close

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Devil

So there is a message in the background...

... asking not to close the full screen application window that prevents seeing the background?

Nothing works any more. Who decided that redundant systems should become redundant?

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Re: Chuddies (sort of)

there is a standard sizing model, and they are using it: the army one...

it is either too small, too big, or makes you look fat

Apple tried to patch this security hole in macOS Finder but didn't consider upper and lowercase characters

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Re: Consider the source

so can it be summarized by "you are handling your filesystem wrong" ?

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stricmp() anybody?

JEDI contract might be no more, but case should live on, says Oracle: DoD only wants Amazon, Microsoft for new cloud deal

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Re: Big Red

There is always OVHCloud to consider, as a compensation for the subs contract

Apple, Google yank opposition voting strategy app from Russian software stores

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Re: These guys?

If not yet done, expect Republicans to enact a law in Florida stating that only Democrats can be convicted of election fraud.

What have the Romans ever done for us? In ServiceNow's new Rome release, replaced intranets, for one

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I wonder if the AI

detects that you are working with some disreputable subcontractors and advise you to ditch them?

You can 'go your own way' over GDPR, says UK's new Information Commissioner

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Re: Double trouble

the missing letters didn't comply with UK regulations and had to be removed.

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Happy

Re: @Hubert Cumberdale

And UK already imported its Information Commissioner

SAP 'investigating' after viral video allegedly shows anti-mask employee coughing on shoppers

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Devil

Re: Fake vax certificate

No, you provide to law enforcement only the details of people that don't agree to pay a recurring fee...

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Re: Fake vax certificate

As seen in France, it goes even better if they manage to have a genuine certificate without having being vaccinated (either using the stolen credential of a doctor or finding one without morals).

When they start being scared and want to get vaccinated, the answer is: "sorry, according to the database you are already vaccinated, so you can't get it"...

Council culture: Software test leads to absurd local planning SNAFU

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Would it be perchance the same one that got permission to install a tank on the premises, and proceeded with a T-34 instead of the expected septic type?

How to stop a content filter becoming a career-shortening network component

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Re: Leviticus 11:9–12 is relevant to both Judaism and Islam …

And it took some time to decide the platypus case in the 1700's if I remember well.

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Re: Not an IT issue.

From a Californian point of view, Middle-East is New England, and Far-East in England, right?

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Re: SquidGuard Logs

As long as it doesn't ends with a mote in God's eye...

Fix five days of server failure with this one weird trick

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Re: Power supply on the floor?

for the Unisys B-Series, you had a bus where you could plug as many peripherals as needed; you'd just have to be careful to provide enough power, plugin as many power bricks as needed.

So you had nice cheat sheets to help you with the task, unless you had enough money to add a brick to each peripheral.

Some pictures

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