* Posts by AnAnonymousCanuck

25 posts • joined 29 Mar 2016

We have never given census data to anyone – not even the spy agencies, says the UK's Office for National Statistics

AnAnonymousCanuck
Unhappy

Sounds like The DBA Knows What She is Doing

Access to the summarized data will be a standard SOX/ISO process. Everyone: government, businesses, individuals will have access to this

Access to the dataset with the individual records will be ISO/SOX and then re-requested, re-authorized, AUTHORIZED BY A SENIOR someone, re-documented, re-executed, re-logged, multiple times. These people are bureaucrats, secure behinds are the primary requirement.

Other than the security services and criminals, I don't see any other group that would even try for the detailed dataset. And, like many others, I am sure the security services already have a copy of it.

IMHO

Just An Anonymous Canuck

What could possibly go wrong? Sublet your home broadband to strangers who totally won't commit crimes

AnAnonymousCanuck

Re: Sounds “interesting”

This is not true, at least not within the past 2 years. Shaw cable modems are controlled by Shaw, however, you control the wifi router and you can connect any wifi router to the modem. Shaw does offer a wide area wifi network for all it's subscribers that it supplies through it's business customers. That service is opt-in for the business. The wide area wifi was extremely useful 5-10 years ago when there was very little publicaly available wifi, it is still useful occasionally.

As to reselling internet access, the users are just running a server on their machine. Unless their contract with the ISP prohibits servers I cannot see why it should not be allowed.

IMHO

AAC

Ever wondered why the big beasts in software all suddenly slapped an 'I heart open-source' badge on?

AnAnonymousCanuck

The Platform I Not the Problem

We have had reliable platforms to run software since the mainframe days of the 1960's. What is still missing is the reliable software to run on any platform. While there are a few programming shops that turn out top quality code, 90% of the software I have to operate for the business that pays me is absolute crap and often does not perform the function it is supposed to. It does not matter if it is custom in-house work or million dollar commercial sftware, 90% of it is crap. Containers = a way for developers to deliver worse crap quicker.

YMMV

AAC

Alexa, swap out this code that Amazon approved for malware... Installed Skills can double-cross their users

AnAnonymousCanuck

How to Get Privacy

Run YOUR voice assistant on YOUR machine, not someone-elses.

https://kalliope-project.github.io/

AAC

Ever felt that a few big tech companies are following you around the internet? That's because ... they are

AnAnonymousCanuck

The Register Javascript Not Required to Read the Register

Otherwise it would not be one of my favourite internet gossip sites :)

AAC

Uncle Sam accuses three suspected North Korean govt hackers of stealing $1.3bn+ from banks, crypto orgs

AnAnonymousCanuck

Really?

A total of $1.9m (£1.4m) worth of various allegedly stolen cryptocurrencies were seized by the FBI and the US Attorney’s Office, and will be returned to two companies in New York.

I wonder how they did that?

AAC

Chrome zero-day bug that is actively being abused by bad folks affects Edge, Vivaldi, and other Chromium-tinged browsers

AnAnonymousCanuck

Chrome and Chromium are bugs, web bugs reporting everything to Google..

YMMV (actually it's Google so it won't)

AAC

LibreOffice 7.1 Community released with user-interface picker, other bits and bytes

AnAnonymousCanuck

Re: Lacks the Polish?

I'm sorry as a business user I find LibreOffice opens old MSWord documents better than a modern MSWord, What's funnier is it produces better quality MSWord documents than MSWord does. Often 20-30% smaller for the exact same content.

YMMV

AAC

What happens when the internet realizes the stock market is basically a casino? They go shopping at the Mall

AnAnonymousCanuck

January 29 is Settlement Day

Subject says it all.

LF

Breaking up big tech can make smartphones interesting again

AnAnonymousCanuck

Want something interesting. Buy a phone you control. That means no Apple, no Android.

Purism and Pinephone are two options

YMMV

AAC

Social isolation creates craving in the same brain region as wanting food or addictive drugs, study finds

AnAnonymousCanuck

10 hours Is Not Social Isoloation

10 days maybe.

YMMV

AAC

Apple cracks down on iOS terminal apps because they can download code

AnAnonymousCanuck
Happy

You Have a Choice

Not allowed to run a shell. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha......

https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php?title=PinePhone won't run without a shell

If you want privacy and freedom, make an effort!

AAC

Sorry we shut you out, says Tutanota: Encrypted email service weathers latest of ongoing DDoS storms

AnAnonymousCanuck

Sounds Like My Kind of Service

Subject says it all.

AAC

Notepad++ website sent to China's naughty step after 'Stand with Hong Kong' software update

AnAnonymousCanuck
Thumb Up

Re: Not Just A Developers Tool

Us UNIX guys use it to code Powershell when we have to. The best part is he will make more money than he has in a long time .

Just Another Anonymous Canuck

Developers renew push to get rid of objectionable code terms to make 'the world a tiny bit more welcoming'

AnAnonymousCanuck
FAIL

White Elephant

The project sounds like a white elephant to me.

i did fail my political correctness course, of course

Another Anonymous Canuck

Please, just stop downloading apps from unofficial stores: Android users hit with 'unkillable malware'

AnAnonymousCanuck

> Even better advice is to avoid downloading any suspicious apps from the Google Play Store

Guess that means no apps at all. lol

AAC

Want to stay under the radar for a decade or more? This Chinese hacking crew did it... by aiming for Linux servers

AnAnonymousCanuck

Meaningless Group Of Statements Made Up Out of the Air

The entire article is BS!

> Going after Linux servers also has the added benefit of yielding massive caches of data when an attack is successful.

Really, any evidence to back that statement? Or any other statement in the article?

Not even close to El Reg's usual carrion quality.

A very disappointed AAC

Welcome to the telco, we've got fun and games: BT inks 5-year deal to outsource mainframe management to IBM

AnAnonymousCanuck

Re: IBM pulled out of our outsourcing solicitation

Or they realized that your company was competent

Internet Archive justifies its vast 'copyright infringing' National Emergency Library of 1.4 million books by pointing out that libraries are closed

AnAnonymousCanuck

How Archaic Are the Opinions Here?

I on the other hand, applaud IA. Human culture should never be restricted. Copyright is an 18th century solution that is already dead. Get Over It! Copyright lawyers are the latest buggy whip makers, and they have realized it. Why do you think they are fighting so hard?

YMMV

Just Another Anonymous Canuck

Totally Subcontracted Business: TSB to outsource entire IT estate to IBM for a cool $1bn after 2019 meltdown

AnAnonymousCanuck

Idiots

Having worked with IBM Services, if you are a customer of TSB, I strongly recommend that you change banks.

AAC

For Fark's sake! Fark fury follows 5-week ad ban for 5-year-old story

AnAnonymousCanuck

Do No Evil. Definition of Evil?

Last time I paid Google was just after they charged me clicks for ads that led to 4 pages that had not been viewed in over 3 months.

My complaint was rejected with "My logs were wrong". There is no way to appeal.

My action was to terminate the credit card.

"Do No Evil" However, they define evil such that it does not include theft or fraud

AAC

HPE 3PAR storage SNAFU takes Australian Tax Office offline

AnAnonymousCanuck

EMC Just Works?

Hahahahahaha!

Thank you for my morning pick-me-up.

I love EMCs, they're wonderful for billable hours!

AAC

Will Microsoft's nerd goggles soar like an Eagle, or flop like a turkey?

AnAnonymousCanuck

Looked Inevitable?

"Windows 3.x won not because it was better, or because anyone particularly liked it, but because it looked inevitable."

IIRC the reason Windows 3.X won:

MSDOS + Windows = $160

Apple = $750

MS-DOS compiler = $100

Apple compiler = $500

The biggest business mistake Apple ever made was the pricing for the basic OS and tools in the mid to late 80's. They lost the PC war because of it.

AAC

It really is time to sort out your professional indemnity insurance

AnAnonymousCanuck

Useless

As an IT consultant/contractor you are either negligent or not negligent. If you are not negligent then no issue and if you are negligent then PI insurance will not cover you.

An Anonymous Canuck

Amazon WorkSpaces two years on: Are we ready for cloud-hosted Windows desktops?

AnAnonymousCanuck

If It Meets Your Operational Requirements

$948 operational expense/year? That's less than a phone/year.

No capital expense for hardware? Okay, not none, but 1,000 BYOD is a million bucks saved

I could make this work at lots of clients who operate in the Windows environment.

And I prefer real Unixes. Especially since systemd sucks, based on my dealings with it in the past 2-3 years.

Need a money icon

YMMV

AAC

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