* Posts by Sir Loin Of Beef

83 publicly visible posts • joined 23 May 2016


Dublin debauchery derails Portal to NYC in six days flat

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Re: It's stupid

The real problem isn't that it's a waste of money, its that people are immature.

Musk seeks yet another excuse to get out of Twitter buyout: This time it's Mudge's severance check

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He either thought buying Twitter was just a publicity stunt that backfired and/or he really doesn't have the money to buy the company.

US Cyber Command shored up nine nations' defenses last year

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These are things the USA should not be doing.

AI with an improvisational streak is under development

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Why the F is this necessary?

Humans. will never create anything that is better than themselves.

Twitter faces existential threat from world's richest techbro

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You mean world's biggest arsehole,

Half of bosses out of touch with reality, study shows

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No SH**

Tell us something we don't know.

Analysis of leaked Conti files blows lid off ransomware gang

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Love the side comment. Just like the US to keep letting you know there is evil out there...

Smart things are so dumb because they take after their makers. Let's fix that

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Humankind will never build anything greater than humans because humans are limited by our, well, humanity. We do not know anything outside of who and what we are.

Activision Blizzard accused of union busting, intimidating staff in complaint to watchdog

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Re: You don't have a right to a "more equitable, sustainable, and diverse workplace".

Why go somewhere else to work that is no different from where you came? If people want loyalty of their workers they have to respect them. If they cannot then the workers rise up and demand it.

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Re: The modern HR department

I worked for a company who's HR told my boss on his first day "This isn't a democracy." Incredulous, he replied "Workers have rights too."

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Activision was created because Atari would not allow the game designers to publish their name on the games and boxes and get credit for the game they created. In essence creating a company with focus on the employees and their worth.

Now Activision is acting like Atari. They should all be ashamed of themselves.

NYC subway SNAFU probably caused by someone turning it off accidentally, say reports

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It looks like someone has created a resume-writing event for themselves.

Tech widens the educational divide. And I should know – I'm a teacher in a pandemic

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I know the feeling. I have been at my job for almost a year and half and have never been inside the building and have only met two of my coworkers face-to-face.

Ah, I see you found my PowerShell script called 'SiteReview' – that does not mean what you think it means

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Seen an office dweller on multiple pr0n sites when I tried to work on the PC. Somehow said office dweller didn't last very long.

Richard Branson uses two planes to make 170km round trip

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This is such a waste of time, money, and my attention span.

Billionaires are useless and should not exist.

Deluded medics fail to show Ohio lawmakers that COVID vaccines magnetise patients

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Re: Struck off?

The Puritans, persecuted n their native England, set the foundation for the culture in America. Why didn't I make that connection earlier in life.

While subsequent immigrants to the country probably didn't contribute to that culture there were enough religious nuts to carve a good niche of the population that this conspiracy thinking lingers today.

I also think that the persecuted coming to America also had a "always looking over their shoulder" complex and that adds to the "there are enemies everywhere" mentality Americans have.

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Somebody get me off this insanity land.

How are things in England?

Listen to The Sound of Perseverance: Not the death metal album, but NASA's Mars rover on the move

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The Sound of Perseverance!? I haven't listened to that albums in ages! I will have to give it a spin tonight!

What are you gonna do? Give me detention? Illinois schools ban pyjamas in online classes

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This is my state for ya!

Keep it Together, Microsoft: New mode for vid-chat app Teams reminds everyone why Zoom rules the roost

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Re: There are reasons

Also, you can only see nine people on the screen. You have to scroll to see everyone else.

You've got (Ginni's) mail! Judge orders IBM to cough up CEO, execs' internal memos in age-discrim legal battle

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Re: The American elephant in the room, er, ocean.

So, what do you call replacing these older employees with younger ones? IBM isn't laying these people off for profit margin, they are replacing these people with lower cost and lesser experienced people. They effect of this a staff with less to no experience working with the technology to create or support anything. I have seen this first hand from an IBM-taken-over IT department.

What a bunch of DoSers: Wikipedia says it was walloped by 'bad faith' actors over weekend

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AH, so that's why my daughter couldn't reach the site.

Rome wasn't built in a day, wasn't teased in a day, either: AMD's 7nm second-gen 64-core Epyc server chips finally land

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...and neither was Syracuse!

It's Prime Minister Boris Johnson: Tech industry speaks its brains on Brexit-monger's victory

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The stupidest person in UK Politics is now PM?

God help you all.

Alexa, are you profiting from the illegal storage and analysis of kids' voice commands?

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Then don't by the fargin' thing!

Ahem, ahem... AI engine said to be good as human docs at spotting lung cancer developing

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"As good as"? Then don't produce it.

Salesfarce to Failsforce: Salesforce database blunder outage enters day three as fix falters

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Re: Spare a thought for the teccies...

Why? That is what a tech does - I am one. There are times when you work long hours. Just remember that when you are bored out of your mind.

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Re: I never get tired of saying it

Nope. Why put your data in the hands of someone else to bork?

Office 365 user security practices are woeful, yet it's still 'Microsoft's fault' when an org is breached

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When Does Technology Become A Burden Instead of A Benefit?

What is the point of using technology if we have to authenticate multiple times?

This reminds me of the checkpoints the USA setup in WW2 when the Germans started infiltrating US camps with impostors. That got so absurd that a US General was detained for not knowing who Mickey Mouse was or some shit.

Just ludicrous.

Get out of Huawei, it's an avalanche of news from everyone's favourite Chinese bogeyman

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What has Huawei done exactly to create all of the scorn against them?

Timely Trump tariffs tax tech totally: 25 per cent levy on modems, fiber optics, networking gear, semiconductors…

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Re: *NOT* Emabarrassed American!

So, it's OK to do business with China but it is not OK if China does business with the US?

Accenture sued over website redesign so bad it Hertz: Car hire biz demands $32m+ for 'defective' cyber-revamp

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Re: Wow!

I can second this due to my experience with Accenture.

It's Big, it's Blue and it's down for 3Q: Whomp... there goes IBM's storage hardware revenue

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"Cloud". Why do we BS ourselves?

"Cloud". Why do we bullshit ourselves?

These are replicated data centers, not some magical sphere running systems.

I guess taking the term cloud from all of the WAN diagrams in the 90's, when drawing out how you connected to a server you went through the WAN "cloud" because people didn't want to explain how routers and protocols worked.

I know, our society has always dumb downed things for the masses, but we, who either like or love IT, should know better than to fall for all of Marketing's crap.

Chap joins elite support team, solves what no one else can. Is he invited back? Is he f**k

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Re: not neccessarily very good at brown-nosing...

Yes the problem arises when some PHB comes along and thinks you are doing a "boring" job and wants to shift you to something "exciting".

A coworker and I were in a VP's office fixing his PC while he was on the phone. He was talking with an underling at a remote office. The VP basically states that the role this remote guy was doing, for 15 years, was "boring" and that he wanted him to use the weekend to come up with a plan to start doing what others at the remote site were doing (this was offering loans for companies by either engaging new clients and/or managing current ones).

After we fixed the VPs PC we left and started talking about how pissed over what we heard. We couldn't believe the horror that remote guy must have felt when some PHB was basically forcing him out of his comfort zone for 15 years to do something the PHB thought was more "exciting".

I never found out what happened to the remote guy but I always wondered if he just didn't do it in the hopes of never being "reformed" and staying at what he was comfortable with, of if he left the company, or God-forbid, had a heart attack.

Microsoft sysadmin hired for fake NetWare skills keeps job despite twitchy trigger finger

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This has happened too often to me. I chalk it up to the fact that the initial recruiter you speak to is just looking for anyone who even remotely matches the job description (shows he/she is bringing in people!) until you get moved up to the account manager, who really knows what is going on, and rejects you because of a certain skill the skill level of the first recruiter never told you about.

Azure, Office 365 go super-secure: Multi-factor auth borked in Europe, Asia, USA

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No, because when off prem breaks you are relying on someone else, whom you have no control over, to fix your junk in what that person considers a timely manner, to hell with your companies SLA.

Junior dev decides to clear space for brewing boss, doesn't know what 'LDF' is, sooo...

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Re: Can someone explain this to me?

I remember the one and only copy of an old database I deleted on tape.

Way back in the late 90's we have tons of physical servers and a tape drive and backup software installed on five of them. I dutifully inserted the tape for that night's backed into one of the drives and right clicked, chose erase.

Nothing. No lights on the tape drive to show a job was in progress.

So I repeated the steps.


I did this at least three more times until I saw a tape below the one I was working on light up.

Good 'ol Backup Exec allowed anyone to point the software to any tape drive on another server in the network so long as that server was also running BE.

I must have erased that lone backup for the old DB at least four times. That tape was definitely erased!

Once I fixed the error and erased the correct tape I told my boss what I had done. His reaction?

"Good. That's what they get for messing around with the backups and not telling us."

Euro eggheads call it: Facebook political ads do change voters' minds – and they worked rather well for Trump in 2016

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The US doesn't have confidence in democracy, so why should anybody else?

Microsoft: Like the Borg, we want to absorb all the world's biz computers

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Software is only as good as the humans configuring it.

Microsoft reveals train of mistakes that killed Azure in the South Central US 'incident'

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Re: RE: asynchronous nature of geo-replication could have led to data loss

The cloud just puts your data in the hands of other engineers. It is still human driven. Better to have things local.

The eyes don't have it! AI's 'deep-fake' vids surge ahead in realism

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Another solution looking for a problem.

We're doomed: Defra's having a cow over its Brexit IT preparations

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Why do I keep reading "If the UK leaves the EU"? Hasn't the decision already been made? What is stopping the government from announcing they are staying?

Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms

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Change the terminology? I don't care. This isn't going to make the species unfurl.

By gum: Supermicro's Samsung storage ruler server uses secret SSD

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$200bn? Make that $467bn: Trump threatens to balloon proposed bonus China tech tariffs

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Exactly. The market wants bigger, bigger, bigger, and when it crashes it's someone else you pays the cost.

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Re: "screaming for killing Obamacare"

Uh, Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act (the ACA) are the same thing.

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Re: 'understand' does NOT mean 'agree with socialists'

Your first comment clearly shows you have no understanding of socialism so we can disregard everything else you said.

Microsoft Azure: It's getting hot in here, so shut down all your cores

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Now that your stuff is in the "cloud" you get to wait for someone else to fix it. Good luck with those wait times!

TSB goes TITSUP: Total Inability To Surprise Users, Probably

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Re: "some of our customers are experiencing intermittent issues with online and mobile banking"

"Some users are fans of TSB, but many, many, many More users are NOT fans of TSB. This article is for the latter."

US tech circles wagons as India reviews data protection proposals

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This is why the is a fad. Once people truly realize that "the cloud" means data can be anywhere, freakout occurs, and calls like this story, to move data back to the home country, become the norm.