I have been there more times than i can count, i now keep cr2032's in my toolbox for older headless systems :/
588 posts • joined 9 Mar 2017
Sure, we've got a problem but we don't really want to spend any money on the tech guy you're sending to fix it
In a galaxy far, far away, aliens may have eight-letter DNA – like the kind NASA-backed boffins just crafted
US legal eagle: Well done, you bought privacy compliance tools. Doesn't mean you comply with anything
Someone missed the point
The GDPR doesn't care how much you spend on compliance. When it comes down to the basics is is quite simple.
Some business models will not survive an investigation, ambulance chasing and Farcebook comes to mind but there are a lot of pirates that spring to mind.
If it's company policy to indiscriminately collect and process consumers data without informed consent they had better hire the liarwers to fight it out.
Cheap call? Hardly. GSM gateway judicial review to settle whether UK Home Sec can legally push comms watchdog around
Re: Droning on - There WAS videos
If there were any drones I'm sure we would have got some video by now ? Unless ..... ummm
They shot them down with EMP that only took out the drones and pics... and the videos of them... from devices that stream to remote locations using normal mobile comms.... they did cut off mobile and gps signals, didn't they ?
The fact that they called in the Army that can easily take out drones suggests that they had a bunch of monkeys with Nerf guns running security or was it outsourced to Crapita?
Re: Well, if they don't think it's fair...
I know a local 'Provider' that took a £3000 Grant from local gov coffers to provide a decent service to my company.... (Wi-Fi dish over ~2km) To be honest it was really good 50MB synch, RDNS, the works.
2.5 years later they couldn't provide it amynore and wanted a new grant for fibre... Additional grant application ~£3k.
They are called REDACTED. I'm guessing they got a grant for several companies in the same building next to mine at £3K each per connection / 15 connections... in the same building.
Tried contacting my local council but they don't have a clue....wasting money ? ? ?
Spectrum Internet/ NSUK BTW.
Re: Someone once said...
It seems to manage to make the .co.uk news for some reason.
Anyone fancy an opt out of US news that is of no interest of me as a resident of the UK ?... apart from making me feel better.
Well it does make me feel better with my 16Mb down 2 up connection for £26 A month from Plusnet .....(Welsh valleys if you are interested / middle of bloody nowhere!) In a civilised place that has a large stock of sheep.
They are messaging around with the ship tool as well :o I can't believe that I'm saying this but the new version may be slightly better ! Now you can draw arrows and stuff on your snip..
But.... why the hell is the save icon in the top right corner ? Seriously it's always been under file / save and or an icon in the top left that looks like a floppy disk ?? . Are there any guidelines for UI design left in windows?
If you have malware running on your system that is capable of using this attack :O You have bigger issues to worry about.
ECC stands for Error Correction Code or at least it used to. It was designed to correct hardware memory issues when 2048k was considered large. Not to deal with what seen like addressing issues exploited by malware that has much easier avenues of attack/ spoof a UAC prompt.
What the #!/%* is that rogue Raspberry Pi doing plugged into my company's server room, sysadmin despairs
If at first or second you don't succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update
I also prefer 8.1 over 10, it's a bit of a mess about to get the security updates to download as apparently the Ryzen 5 1600 is not supported even though it works just fine.
The only other downside is AMD not releasing graphics drivers for 8.1... wtf is with that attitude ?
And... a mapped network drive Qnap NAS / failed to connect happens every time I boot the thing even though when I try to open it / works just fine. Very strange.
It seems quite up to date and streamlined from my experience?
From my own experience...
Pain in face that was a sinus infection probably caused by a bad tooth. Day 1 doctor prescribed Antibiotics/ 7 day course. I was in the dentist 14 days later, x Ray done and results instant on the dentist pc. The dentist had my medical notes and removed the tooth. The sinus infection had caused wax build up ( may be a coincidence) but the Dr had already refered me to a specialist ENT hospital. A month later I can hear normally.
Everything was electronic apart from the prescription and me signing a form at the dentist that cost ~£40 for the extraction and hygienist appointment. Booking in at the doctors and ENT was via touch screen and I only had to wait 10 minutes past the appointment time.
As an end user of the Welsh NHS I think it is outstanding !
"I rather doubt that you can buy an adequate PC for £150 - unless it's a diskless one"
I have bought quite a few i5 W10 also has a W7 license 4GB ram refurb pc's not one issue with them so far and they have a 2 year warranty £140 each. Throw in a £70 24 inch monitor and a half decent keyboard and mouse and the users or clients think Christmas has come early.
Brings back memories of the UK Fire service strike 2002 /3. I spend several days waiting for Green Goddess fire trucks to break down. During that period and on a monochrome laptop with no internet access I wrote a playable version of pong followed by arkanoid with nothing more than the built in help. Drawing the paddle and balls using individual pixels then grabbing the memory address and blitting back to the screen, learning collision detection etc. I had never programmed before and had a team of testers ready to pull it to pieces and take the piss until i got it right, then i couldn't tear the bloody thing off them to make more improvements.
The Google instruction book / copy paste is way too easy these days lol
Re: "AND the header-level clues that DNS resolution is being requested."
If you are a network admin you control the DNS that is assigned via DHCP and hopefully locked down the settings so users can't change them.
You also block every port (allow others as required) and only allow unencrypted DNS from your internal DNS server that blocks and logs requests for nasty stuff.
Moving DNS to https sounds like a good idea.... It's not... at least for SMB and home users that do not have half decent kit. Inspecting an encrypted packet for a DNS requests is a lot harder than securing your own DNS server and blocking requests that are against your policy.
This also assumes that users can't use a VPN to carry out the request....
If you like Sophos Puremessage you may like their Mail scanning VM / SEA. I think it's included with every license that includes Puremessage so no additional cost. Just make sure you give the VM 3GB Ram as it can stall if you use the recommend minimum of 2GB. Well worth an hour to test and it restarts a lot quicker than exchange / less blips in email deliverability from external sources.
The less installed extra stuff on an Exchange server the better IMHO.
'This design contains a “shape maintaining part” - which may or may not be flexible - attached to the “deformable part”.'
The instant clamshell was mentioned I thought that bending the screen at a sharp angle would break it. So i thought hmmm hollow space behind to increase the bend radius. Oh look that's what the patent image looks like #obvious. It is also similar to the away that laptop hinges protect the cabling etc I'm sure you can think of more examples.
My $2 million logo
Stick some characters in italics
One letter in a random colour, ensure that a different colour and character is used for every print
I have spell checked the document
I have fact checked the document
You are not allowed to use a big X anywhere near the logo as described above
For colour matching please refer to IMDB Spaceballs
Your Schwartz is weak old man.
"Facebook doesn't listen to, view, or keep the contents of your Portal video calls," the company said. You can turn off the camera and mic with a double tap, and delete your entire voice history with one command.
I seriously doubt that anything in that paragraph is true... apart from 'the company said' bit.
It also missed out 'process your video calls to extract data' that's different from viewing them etc.
they call it DOSS
Half right but...
'In the case of things like commercial photocopier/printers, for the lifespan of the printer and beyond.'
Data Overwrite Security System is now included as standard in all new Ricoh devices (for at least 2 years). Additionally you can enable HDD encryption. At the end of machine life or when it gets repurposed to a different site it has a build in HDD wipe facility that comforms to at least UK MOD spec.
Other manufacturers meh, you may be right. All I say is make sure you specify the above on the quote before the install and don't let some idiot sell it on eBay.
Pain spotting: Russia's Aeroflot Docker server lands internal source code, config files on public internet
'My contactless payment cards always work, never run out of power and can be dropped repeatedly without damage, and it's faster to pay with a card than either cash or an app.'
Not when you have cash at hand. Contactless can and did frequently for me take up to 30 seconds to approve the transaction. I'm not rude and wait until it says approved much to the disgust of some shop proprietors. The one time I flashed and dashed I was shouted back back in to the store and asked for to insert my card and pin for no apparent reason... haven't used it since.
Withdraw cash from my banks cash point in denominations that i know. How I spend my cash is my business... including using a £20 for a £2 Greg's 'breakfast roll and coffee' so I have change for the rest of the day.