* Posts by highdiver_2000

43 publicly visible posts • joined 25 May 2016

Singapore finally deletes its COVID-era contact tracing data


Yeah, especially the ex air stewardesses

Yule goat's five-year flame-free streak ends ignominiously


Tower of wooden pallets

Is the Norwegian practise of burning a giant tower of wooden pallets still on?


Singapore to require smartphone check-ins at all businesses and will log visitors' national identity numbers


Not to this detail!


This is a temporary measure. Or do you prefer Google and Apple make something baked into your smart phone constantly watching you?

Going Dutch: The Bakker Elkhuizen UltraBoard 950 Wireless... because looks aren't everything


Mapped Home key!


Remapped or non dedicated Home End, Page UP and Down is big no no for me.

Web body mulls halving HTTPS cert lifetimes. That screaming in the distance is HTTPS cert sellers fearing orgs will bail for Let's Encrypt


When the cert expires, I renew it, insert new cert into the web server, close the case. What does this have to do with SSL encryption?

Must watch: GE's smart light bulb reset process is a masterpiece... of modern techno-insanity


Do not make your user do shit work.

Large Redmond Collider: CERN reveals plan to shift from Microsoft to open-source code after tenfold license fee hike


Its the updates

Updating the applications or packages on the Linux world to put it plainly can daunting.

The main package is easy. The pre-requisites for this lib and that was nothing but a real pain.

DXC Technology exec: What should our brand be known for?


Without reading the article,

The art of firing your staff.

Brit Watchkeeper drone fell in the sea because blocked sensor made algorithms flip out


Why is this even the British Army fault? Nobody did any icing tests before IOC?

Seriously, they should watch more Ironman movies

The chips are down: Now Microsoft blames Intel CPU supply shortages for dips in Windows, Office sales


I have observed that lots of companies are moving to Office 365 for their email functions. This sadly translates to a decline in system administrator jobs.

Lenovo tells Asia-Pacific staff: Work lappy with your unencrypted data on it has been nicked


Re: Meet our CSO, Mr. Hindsight

The hdd could have been replaced and the employee did not activate the hdd encryption, as it slows down the machine.

The great Dell EMC storage slimdown: Giant to trim off product bloat


So will Equalogic and Compellent still be around?

Meet the open sorcerers who have vowed to make Facebook history


Why not XMPP? Unless you want to de throne Whatsapp, then good luck.

Why Facebook messaging?

The key is the content, good, bad, inane, horrible content. These drive the user interactions and messages. Be it individual posts or Group pages. But the article says it is not about content, so WTF?

Sysadmin held a rack of servers off the ground for 15 mins, crashed ISP when he put them down


How did you slide the equipment into the new racks without losing power or connection? Don't tell me you move one power cord at a time?

Sysadmin left finger on power button for an hour to avert SAP outage


Why didn't you eject the CD player using Windows Explorer before touching the server?

IT 'heroes' saved Maersk from NotPetya with ten-day reinstallation blitz


This is a ransomware, so it is a massive quarantine, wipe, reinstall and safezone effort.

Big shock: $700 Internet-of-Things door lock not a success


Re: Bah!

If the existing holes are too big, you can use toothpicks to help the wood screw to bite.

My government build flat comes with steel door frames. Everywhere! Including the freaking bathrooms!

We translated Intel's crap attempt to spin its way out of CPU security bug PR nightmare


AMD not vulnerable

What did AMD do, that got it right? Enquiring minds wants to know.

'I knew the company was doomed after managers brawled in a biker bar'


Remember to keep the windows and doors open!

The new, new Psion is getting near production. Here's what it looks like


Is there a real market for this type of devices? Note if this is executed really well, it goes against Chromebooks.

Lenovo thought PC salesfolk could sell servers and was wrong by about $500m


Pay me $10 million

I can tell you PC sales can't do server sales. The options are so different.

Horsemen of the disk-drive apocalypse will ride upon 256TB SSDs


Your portable hdd


Sorry for the terminology and OT. The portable HDD used for off disk backup.

Are you using spinning media or flash?



Salesforce sacks two top security engineers for their DEF CON talk


Re: Hold on a second....

Their pay checks have not cleared. Yet

Petition calls for Adobe Flash to survive as open source zombie


Looking at some of the apps that uses Flash and Java, ahem looking at you Cisco, I suppose this initiative.

Some of these apps will be running for years.

Just don't add new features, fix the bugs.

OnePlus cash equals 5: Rebel flagship joins upmarket Android crew


Honor 9, non Snapdraon SOC. Lineage support is iffy.

Open and shut case, OP 5 is a winner.

BOFH: Halon is not a rad new vape flavour


Re: Halon?

CO2 with a perfume tracer.

Passport and binary tree code, please: CompSci quizzes at US border just business as usual


Re: No issues visiting India

>"You're from a fellow Commonwealth country, you will be most welcome in Singapore"

This is incorrect. Visitors from India requires a Visa. That is easy to get. The list of visa required countries are listed below.


WhatsApp app in flap over chap's snap of URL mishap


What about closed networks?

What happens if I were to type in the URL of a website on a closed network?

HPE ignored SAN failure warnings at Australian Taxation Office, had no recovery plan


RMA the controllers?

Not much detail here. First thing that comes to mind, is with so many errors, why ATO did not RMA the controllers when the errors started popping up?

The biggest British Airways IT meltdown WTF: 200 systems in the critical path?


Possible, but 200 is still too big

Once upon a time, I had the pleasure of ensuring compliance to an IT audit comments at a medical charity. There were plenty, nothing special to talk about. What is really shocking is how the application works.

As each patient is processed, records were transferred server to server in a daisy chain. I can't do anything about the architecture, since there are massive workflows and replacement is in the pipeline.

So I did the next best thing. I virtualized the 10 year old servers into a couple of ESXi on new hardware and told HOD to get their act into gear.

BA CEO blames messaging and networks for grounding


Re: Ethernet

I don't think it is as simple as a dead switch, even a humongous one.

Cisco warns: Some products might have WannaCrypt vuln


Cisco uses Linux in their products. I can't think of a Cisco product that uses embedded Windows.

Head of US military kit-testing slams F-35, says it's scarcely fit to fly


Doesn't like humidity

"But the limitations of EOTS, including image degradation with humidity, force pilots to fly in closer to a target than they had to when using earlier systems just to get a clear enough picture to launch a missile or take a shot."

Nice! There goes the sales Australia and Singapore

HPE storage meltdown at Australian Tax Office lost no taxpayer data


Re: so many eggs and only one basket?

Paragraph 1 makes some sense if the SAN rig has been running for years with lots of shuffling of the SAN. Not in this case. This is at most a year old.


Virgin Galactic and Boom unveil Concorde 2.0 tester to restart supersonic travel


Now this is stupid. Fuel and airframe costs didn't kill the supersonic travel, Noise restrictions did.

GSMA: 5G at risk if governments don't get their acts together


Nothing new

What is a standard without someone to ruin the show?

High rear end winds cause F-35A ground engine fire


The unasked question

Does this happen for other models of F-35? What about other models of aircraft?

Ex-Citibank IT bloke wiped bank's core routers, will now spend 21 months in the clink


What happened to ACS?

10 core routers config deleted. I guess they don't have ACS and TACACS? Or the controls on the ACS was just an after thought.

Supermicro's macro Microblade: That chassis is... huge



What are the power options? If it exceeds the 16/32A C form, you will get a very unhappy datacenter manager

Fresh hell for TalkTalk customers: TeamView trap unleashed


Re: Fighting back

A bit old school


HPE staff letter revealed!


What does this leave HPE with? Server and storage business?