* Posts by Tomato Krill

223 publicly visible posts • joined 6 May 2017


Client demo in 30 minutes. Just what could go wrong?

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Re: What's in a name?

Well were you able to resolve hostnames?

Google Maps just got lost for a few hours

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Re: Not Just Maps

It’s in Texas…

50 US airports to be surrounded by 5G C-band-free zones

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Re: Billing credit?


Sorry, I mean no.

Amazon tells folks it will stop accepting UK Visa credit cards via weird empty email

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Re: Will be interesting

As did first direct.

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Re: Coincidence?

Their offering I suspect makes virtually zero in the grand scheme of things and frankly the odds of having any impact at all are next to nil

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Re: Looks like time to

My guess is you do neither

Say what you see: Four-letter fun on a late-night support call

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Re: We all know the best Bond film

Ampsolutely outstanding.

BOFH: You'll find there's a company asset tag right here, underneath the monstrously heavy arcade machine

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Re: Personal heaters

Does sound a little like you might benefit from a course to be honest

So the data centre's 'getting a little hot' – at 57°C, that's quite the understatement

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Re: I once had to do something similar in a Skoda...

Similar experience excepting the location was the wild dogs enclosure at West Midlands safari park and the warning was steam coming from the coolant tank…

Fun times…

SSD belonging to Euro-cloud Scaleway was stolen from back of a truck, then turned up on YouTube

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Re: encryption?

The el reg article itself says ssh keys were found…

Mayflower, the AI ship sent to sail from the UK to the US with no humans, made it three days before breaking down

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Re: "With no one onboard to fix it"

If you read the piece there’s actually no suggestion at all that the come home function hasn’t malfunctioned…

McDonald's AI drive-thru bot accused of breaking biometrics privacy law

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Re: Success Rate

And has yet to open - Reading I think I read is the upcoming inaugural outlet for the relaunch

Oracle and partners sued over claims they over-elevated NetSuite's capabilities

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Oracle or Folio3?

I’m not fan of Oracle but isn’t it unfair to pin the blame for this squarely on Netsuite when it was Folio3 who (allegedly mis-)sold and failed to implement it?

Ofcom gets new CTO as UK regulator welcomes Amazon Alexa Smart Home exec

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Re: Hmm.

Well, it doesn’t to be fair it stands for Technology generally…

Ubuntu, Wikimedia jump ship to the Libera Chat IRC network after Freenode channel confiscations

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Re: "confiscated by the new freenode management."

You want canonical policing which entities can and can’t run Ubuntu? That sounds like the start of a very slippery and very pointless slope

This week, Apple CEO Tim Cook faced surprisingly tough questioning from judge

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Re: Dept of Corrections and Clarifications

Well top line you mean - they don’t actually know if they make a profit

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes-Benz? Detroit waits for my order, you'd better make amends

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Re: Dear Lord...

Yes yes I’ve told you it’s plugged in for goodness sake I just want you to fix it

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Re: Don't ask "is it plugged in"

It’s remarkable how clever a lot of tech support professionals think they are when faced with perfectly ordinary people with at least average intelligence that they are unable to utilise to troubleshoot something as simple as an unplugged device.

It’s a classic workman blaming tools situation and the inability of some folks to hear what they’re saying (and have the empathy to understand the message it’s putting across) is amazing

Doncaster insurance firm One Call hit by not-dead-at-all Darkside ransomware gang

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It’s no different to how it was before - money laundering through mules of differing degrees of awareness.

There are sites I’m aware of where you can participate in this under the guise of exchanging other assets, and I’m not a criminal and have no interest in either Bitcoin or money laundering so safe to say there are no shortage of sites for exchanging illicit bitcoins for real world assets with the expected level of loss of value

Here's how we got persistent shell access on a Boeing 747 – Pen Test Partners

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Re: How long...

Well, we are all going to die…

The Microsoft Authenticator extension in the Chrome store wasn't actually made by Microsoft. Oops, Google

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Re: Certificates

The submitting party was called Extension- so in this case they could have signed the app with a certificate belonging to them and your check would have passed just fine, no?

Axa insurance offshoots pwned as Ireland reveals second ransomware hit

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Re: Curious....

At the very least sophisticated level, that one PC has access to multitudinous servers and file stores - else what’s the point of the PC.

But often it’s used as a stepping off point and either something worm like or even an actual human will go from

boxen to boxen, installing the utility of nastiness and then pulling the trigger when ready and encrypting everything

Salesforce fell over so hard today, it took out its own server status page

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Re: It was the engineer in the DC with the keyboard

Coming soon to an episode of Who Me?….

We were 'blindsided' by Epic's cheek, claims Apple exec on 4th day of antitrust wrangling

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Re: 30% is extortion, pure and simple

Well then your App Store is going to corner the market I should imagine, look forward to you bringing it to market!

SpaceX's Starlink: Overhyped and underpowered to meet broadband needs of Rural America, say analysts

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I would think if they’re using the visible spectrum then there is room for improvement...

Yep, you're totally unique: That one very special user and their very special problem

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Re: Where’s the effing handbrake!?

11pm, Atlanta airport, left home almost 24 hours priory and could not figure that out.

Had actually decided to drive with the damn thing engaged and just had a pause when setting off - and checked and found it

Windows 10 Insider build fixes the fix it sent out to fix the fix that broke printing? Afraid not, but here's a new Notepad icon

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Re: Printing?

Yes, unlike printing under Linux which has always been an absolute dream...

Cherry on top: Dell shoves MX keyboard into its Alienware m15 R4 ultrabook

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Someone enlighten me but doesn’t the new design sound a little like the Ill-fated MacBook effort referred to in the article?

Missile systems software dev leaker has sentence almost doubled after UK.gov says 4½ years was too soft

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Re: "The sentence for refusing to hand over his password was increased to 2½ years"

Well that or they did defeat it, found nothing of value and didn’t want to telegraph the fact they defeated it

Why yes, I'll take that commendation for fixing the thing I broke

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Re: Experience is the best teacher

How many days would be saved by smss and its brother in warning you that you were executing a selection and that immediately after the section is a WHERE clause you may have missed accidentally

Google emits data-leaking proof-of-concept Spectre exploit for Intel CPUs to really get everyone's attention

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Re: Tried all exploits, none worked. Yawn.

Surely all you’ve demonstrated is that your environment isn’t vulnerable? OS, processor architecture etc combination.

Or did I misread and you’ve tried every release of every district in a comprehensive combination of architectures?

HP loses attempt to deny colossal commission to star sales staffer

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Re: Despicable

Precisely, if you give the prospect of a (chance of a ) million bucks as barter for reducing salary ffs!

Apple iOS 14.5 will hide Safari users' IP addresses from Google's Safe Browsing

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Re: Transfer of power

I think yes

My bad! So you're saying that redacting an on-screen PDF with Tipp-Ex won't work?

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Re: Amazon drivers

Certainly a step up from the DPD chump who left two boxes of mobiles out in the The rain immediately outside my unlocked, open porch - then legged it without bothering to let anyone in the house know they were there

Amazon coughs up $62m to shoo away claims it stole driver tips, cut pay rates without telling them

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Re: Just say no

Precisely this, and the ‘sacrifice’ of going without the odd bit of content (roulette wheel that whole side of this anyway, there one week gone the next as is true for Netflix) is in my view well worth it for making a moral stand and giving business to alternatives and supporting jobs with those instead

Cisco intros desktop switches, one with USB-C to power your laptop

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Ok so fibre to the wifi, if you must?

Nothing new since the microwave: Let's get those home tech inventors cooking

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Re: Smart heating system?

Cosmonaut solution: use a pencil

To plug gap left by CentOS, Red Hat amends RHEL dev subscription to allow up to 16 systems in production

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Re: Can't put the toothpaste back in the tube.

Crucial though *a* tube vs *the* tube...

Windows Product Activation – or just how many numbers we could get a user to tell us down the telephone

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Re: The key in XP was a joke

The key was in a sticker on the Pc it was hardly a secret - or it was entered from a VL agreeement in which case again, hardly a secret?

Facebook tells Portuguese court that a biz called Oink And Stuff makes profile-harvesting browser extensions

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If they have Portuguese assets then I would assume that irrespective of where the ownerships lies those assets are at risk

Be careful where you log into GitHub: Dev visits Iran, opens laptop, gets startup's entire account shut down

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Re: Artificial problem generators

There’s a lot of opinion stated as fact there...

Brexit freezes 81,000 UK-registered .eu domains – and you've all got three months to get them back

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Re: This is to punish the UK

Nice try but you know perfectly well that there are a more significant number of localised TLDs that you can’t have, unless you operate or reside in that geography

Italy certainly used to be one, so don’t pretend it’s unreasonable for .eu to be reserved for the eu countries

All I want for Christmas is cash: Welsh ATMs are unbeatable. Or unbootable. Something like that

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Re: Social Distancing

Well, if you have a full tank of gas and an empty cupboard I don’t think the ratio is relevant.

Considering the colonisation of Mars? Werner Herzog would like a word

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Re: travel distance

No I think you are exactly wrong - so for example I drive around 35k miles/year as does almost everyone else in a similar job. I do 300 mile round trips every week.

How many of those are there? Judging by the roads, lots. Lots and lots, and the combined total is of significance

Google Cloud (over)Run: How a free trial experiment ended with a $72,000 bill overnight

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It just isn’t as straight as that though - so say you I hit your monthly spend cap on day 5 of the month - what happens to your data, VMs then? They have a cost associated with storage them so the only option then is to delete them immediately?

Even if your budget / quota is sophisticated enough to allow you to earmark some for that storage, generated user data etc still grows and has an ongoing cost requirement once the quota is reached

Pure frustration: What happens when someone uses your email address to sign up for PayPal, car hire, doctors, security systems and more

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Re: Netflix

Well cut and paste would leave the first field blank - so that would fail the validation no?

Images of women coerced by adult companies poison dataset popularised by deepfake smut creators

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Re: crowdsourcing the job gives Google

The fact it immediately follows the Russian story says everything...

Master boot vinyl record: It just gives DOS on my IBM PC a warmer, more authentic tone

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Re: MP3?

Well you’d use monster cables, *obviously*

Boeing 737 Max will return to flight after software updates, says EU's aviation regulator

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Well, both are true really - they were brought forward and up, because they were larger and those larger nacelles produced aerodynamic lift at high AoA hence reducing the force required on the stick

Ticketmaster: We're not liable for credit card badness because the hack straddled GDPR day

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Re: CC cancelled

Yes the more unsolicited calls from ‘your bank’ we sensitise people to the better, especially ones detailing scary and urgent sounding topics like ‘fraud’ - will make the phishing much more effective