* Posts by Androgynous Cow Herd

329 posts • joined 19 Jan 2016


Rogue ADT tech spied on hundreds of customers in their homes via CCTV – including me, says teen girl

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Re: Camera in bedroom?

The moronic kind

Sorry if this seems latency obvious, but... you can always scale out your storage with end-to-end NVMe

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Good call

Can I re-use these FCoE switches for it?

The iMac at 22: How the computer 'too odd to succeed' changed everything ... for Apple, at least

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That Dell quote

Isn't it ironic that Michael eventually sold the company and gave the money back to the shareholders

A fool and his money is some party

Florida man might just stick it to HP for injecting sneaky DRM update into his printers that rejected non-HP ink

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Re: Bizzarre!

Epson Inkjet for real photographic work. The commercial ones are very reliable and the cost of Genuine Ink is acceptable for the quality.

But inkjet is ruinously expensive and far too slow for simple print work.

A Brother colour laser printer handes that. On my 2nd in 12 years. The first was a Dell badged but made by Brother job that was just an absolute indestructable tank for high volume print work. I replaced it with the most similar Brother model I could find when the print head died for the second time 10 years in (after I don't even know how many pages printed).

Per volume HP Ink (and toner) is more expensive than Dom Perignon. It doesn't taste as good but Dom Perignon just doesn't have the resolution.

Spyware maker NSO can't claim immunity, Facebook lawyers insist – it's time to face the music

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Re: Slime vs. Scum

So does Zuck.

Tick tick Zoom, is this thing on? US comms giant Verizon pulls on BlueJeans for 'undisclosed amount'

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Had to use it today, coincidentally

latency was abysmal.

You're a botnet, you've got a zero-day, so where do you go? After fiber, because that's where the bandwidth is

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Faithed based networking

"they have been attempting to contact Netlink but were told this problem should not be happening"

And we agreed. It should not be happening. But it is.

Vietnam bans posting fake news online

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Does this include dating sites?

asking for a friend...

VMware plans to give vSphere power to automatically patch everything running in a VM

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Vanilla vSphere

I prefer Butter Pecan

Latest bendy phone effort from coke empire spinoff Escobar Inc is a tinfoil-plated Samsung Galaxy Fold 'scam'

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Re: Fools and their money

Not me. I wash my hands a lot...

Peak greenwashing: SAP backs oil and gas giants with Accenture partnership, eco-credentials go up in smoke

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"We will be carbon-neutral by 2025" means "Were going to make so much money we can afford to buy your stupid credits."

Reach for the sky: Pixar founders win Turing Award for pioneering 3D animation – and getting rid of jagged edges

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Re: I'd like to see some mentions of others that built up the NYIT lab and worked at Pixar

"A good fried"

Also tasty broiled...

HPE celebrated diversity on International Women's Day not with pictures of its own staff but stock images of models

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HPE Diversity

Is proving Female CEOs can be as bad at their jobs as well as their male counterparts

Small business loans app blamed as 500,000 financial records leak out of ... you guessed it, an open S3 bucket

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At least

For once no one had to stand up and fib "Your privacy is important to Us"

Theranos vampire lives on: Owner of failed blood-testing biz's patents sues maker of actual COVID-19-testing kit

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Re: Yes, please stop

I wish this was Usenet so I could just say WTMKF.

IBM veep partly blamed Sopra Steria for collapse of £155m Co-Op Insurance Agile project

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IBM? Agile?

Expecting IBM to be "Agile" is like expecting my Basset Hound to sing an Aria.

I would imagine it was a Waterfall with Agile names like "Scrum master" for the various middle management pogues.

Gaming hot ticket E3 2020 looks like it's the latest tech event fragged by coronavirus

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NAB also

I just got word that the NAB show in April has been postponed indefinately

Months-long trial of alleged CIA Vault 7 exploit leaker ends with hung jury: Ex-sysadmin guilty of contempt, lying to FBI

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Interesting prosecution statement

"The prosecution argued this was evidence that Schulte was willing to damage US interests to further his own goals."

Didn't they try that with Trump too?

All the IT ladies (all the IT ladies), all the IT ladies (all the IT ladies), now put your hands up! Oh, still not many here

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Re: Are they struggling, though?

“If all OECD countries matched Sweden's levels of female employments, GDP would be boosted by $6tn,”. I know women less get paid less but I had know idea the gap was that significant.

Uber takes a downer as ride-sharing app service crashes

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Re: Just a small thing you might say. . . . but

Those that seek cause to be offended are seldom disappointed

Uncle Sam's nuke-stockpile-simulating souped-super El Capitan set to hit TWO exa-FLOPS, take crown as world's fastest machine in 2023

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Bad news..

While initially named "El Capitan" it was recently upgraded to "Catalina" and a bunch of stuff that used to work now doesn't.

Quantum compute boffins called up to get national UK centre organised for some NISQy business

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Re: "The UK has long been a world leader in quantum computing science"

Actually they meant "The UK has long both been and not been a world leader in Quantum Computing"

Admins beware! Microsoft gives heads-up for 'disruptive' changes to authentication in Office 365 email service

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Re: Hmmmm....

Way to turn a feature gap into a feature...

are you in marketing?

Get in the lake, Sparky: Databricks touts new ingestion file sources

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Technical Wordsmith Wizards!

"Databricks said Auto Loader avoids file state management by incrementally processing new files as they land in cloud storage."

sounds so much better than

"Databricks ignores metadata and relies on FIFO".

I do like "Lakehouse" though.

Third time's a charm, maybe: Bankers suing Oracle over claims of exaggerated cloud sales have another go at convincing skeptical judge

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TL:DR Version

Oracle's UI sucks, and sales numbers are inflated.

In other news, bears are found to defactate in woodland areas

Life in plastic, with a classic: Polymer £20 notes released into wild sporting Turner art

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Re: 141 Double Decker Buses


We know what you did last summer: MGM's hotel spinoff lost 10.7m guest records and now they're on hacker forums

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Loyalty Club

I had to stay in the grey low ceilinged jail that is the MGM Grand while working a trade show last summer. I recall they were pimping a "Players Club" thing pretty hard on check in. I passed on the deal, but the sorts of details they are talking about here could be from that loyalty club...

My 4th floor room had a great view of a dumpster in an alley and was only slightly larger than the bed that filled it. Miserable place..then again, if you are going to Vegas they don't want you hanging out in your room...

Chrome 81 beta hooks browser up to Web NFC, augmented-reality features

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Re: (UI is my forte)

I can't see where that would be an issue.

Shipping is so insecure we could have driven off in an oil rig, says Pen Test Partners

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So, the ship is 300M long...and you don't want to walk

this is hardly an excuse. Many corporate campuses are larger and manage to have reasonable security.

Being on a boat isn't an excuse. Having an IT crew unemployable on dry land might be.

Jeff Bezos bungs $10bn at climate change after chump change for Oz bush fires

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Huntsville, AL

Is locally thought of as "The Silicon Valley of the South"... Thanks to NASA, the Redstone Arsenal, and a lot of contractors associated with same.

Having lived in Huntsville, and in Silicon Valley....I can authoritatively say that Huntsville is more like the Milpitas of the South...or maybe Alviso...

Google lives in an Orange submarine: Transatlantic cable will get by with a little help from some friends

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Can we just send the Congress?

and keep the Library?

Psst. SANshine, fancy a bit of shared block storage on Azure?

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SAN in the “Cloud”?

It will all end in tiers.

Cache me if you can: HDD PC sales collapse in Europe as shoppers say yes siree to SSD

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Re: Excellent

RAID with high capacity drives is a sucker bet. Unless being stressed out about rebuild times excites your metabolism or something...

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Re: "spinning rust"

Somewhere in North San Jose there is a road named "Hard Drive"

Hopefully they are planning on an expressway named "Solid State Drive"

Call us immediately if your child uses Kali Linux, squawks West Mids Police

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Streisand effect

Saw this in the "Normal" news channels as well.

Kali Linux could not pay enough for the kind of advertising it is currently getting for free...

Hey GitLab, the 1970s called and want their sexism back: Saleswomen told to wear short skirts, heels and 'step it up'

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GitLab insists transparency is one of its six core values

Particularly when it comes to ladies blouses...

So you locked your backups away for years, huh? Allow me to introduce my colleagues, Brute, Force and Ignorance

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Re: Crazy Hammer Guy

I've done a couple of HDD recoveries with the freezer trick...never tried the hammer trick.

Now it's all SSDs so troubleshooting is much faster..."You have backups, right?"

Gin and gone-ic: Rometty out as IBM CEO, cloud supremo Arvind Krishna takes over, Red Hat boss is president

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Re: The Free-Fall Continues...

Anyone remember Softlayer?

lol..you mean Cleversafe? or Cloud Object Storage (or COS as the kool kids call it) or whatever it is currently branded?

I changed the logos on the same slide deck Sooooo many times...

Petition asking Microsoft to open-source Windows 7 sails past 7,777-signature goal

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Re: This is about as deluded..

I eat vegans.

Clunk, whirr, buzz, whine. Shared office space can be a riot and sounds like one too

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Re: Noise Complaint


GO dig up the stuff when Randy Rhodes was still with QR. ...Slade never got close...

Sorry to be blunt about this... Open AWS S3 storage bucket just made 30,000 potheads' privacy go up in smoke

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Dude...Where's my data?

IF this included medical dispensaries, How about thousands of HIPAA violations on top of the normal data breach stuff....

We’ve had enough of your beach-blocking shenanigans, California tells stubborn Sun co-founder: Kiss our lawsuit

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Re: I'm Surprised He Hasn't Found a Rare Insect or Flower that Needs Protecting

ahhh..no. not in the Peoples Republic of California. Finding an endangered species on your land is a very bad thing that means you will likely never, ever be allowed to develop the land without extremely expensive mitigation.

I live just a bit north of Martins, and San Francisco Garter Snakes, Red Legged Frogs and Snowy Plovers have all teamed up with the local Granola chewers to ensure that nothing gets built on the coast...

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Re: Shithead

I am struggling to see the relevancy of your comment. Unless Vinod was the arsehole at the car show, or your point is that some people are twats, and some twats drive (and more often tinker) with British built machinery. But twats have been seen driving big 'Merican 4x4s and Priuses as well.

Brother, can you spare a dime: Flickr owner sends mass-email begging for subscriptions

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Re: Been a Flickr Pro since they were founded...probably won't renew

I tried SmugMug for that very reason - and because it created pretty nice galleries for commercial images (think portrait and wedding photos).

It also theoretically possible to integrate those albums with online fulfillment labs such as Dale labs. The reason I abandoned them almost immediately and went with a competing service was that they tacked on a lot of extra cost for the convenience. While it more or less gets passed on to the end customer, the price delta was significant enough to prevent people from ordering as much, and I saw NONE of that extra revenue.

Other online services can be integrated into Lightroom, but the best service I found for this niche is a competing platform named ShootProof. I've been pretty happy with them for a couple years

Five years in the clink for super-crook who scammed Google, Facebook out of $120m with fake tech invoices

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Bad speech

Just because some bloke does not speak like a bloody pommie doesn't make his speech bad.. or even "poor"

ACLU sues America's border cops: Tell us everything about these secret search teams targeting travelers

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Like most of the people of the region, Cincinnati is fat and bloated and spills over it's belt line into Kentucky.

Hate speech row: Fine or jail anyone who calls people boffins, geeks or eggheads, psychology nerd demands

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As I firmly believed

Those that seek cause to be offended are seldom disappointed.

Canada's .ca supremo in hot water after cyber-smut stash allegedly found on his work Mac ‒ and three IT bods fired

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That's quite an iMac

"himself and others engaged in sex acts on his work computer"

I would think the little stand would make it topple over. At a minimum the sharp corners on the bezel would be uncomfortable

Creative cloudy types still making it rain cash for Adobe

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You’re going to use Paint Shop Pro? That’s *adorable*

Sure, you can learn PSP or the Gimp or whatever for photo editing, maybe blow the dust off of an olde copy of Quark for layout, use CorelDraw for vector graphics, Divinci for video post production maybe if you are an individual user, or FCP if you are a masochist. You’ll be hard pressed to find a suitable alternative to AfterEffects and few other tools. If you do creative work professionally you are likely part of both a team and a workflow and file interoperability, a relatively common interface and collaboration tools become much more significant than saving a few hundred bucks a year for software for a user., and will improve productivity in terms of time taken per task. Depending on the shop, that is less per seat than what is spend feeding the Creatives soy latte and vegan cheese. Adobe doesn’t really care about individual users, it’s the commercial shops that are driving that top line revenue.

That said, I bought a license for the very last non CC version, CS6 to avoid paying a yearly tax on the tools that get used daily. I don’t love Adobe at all, but they do build good tools.



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