* Posts by DagD

117 publicly visible posts • joined 10 May 2017


A few reasons why cops didn't immediately shoot down London Gatwick airport drone menace


What we need are Dragnet Rounds!

shoot a spidey net in the air, and whammo, drone falls to the ground.

episode over.

FCC boss slams new Californian net neutrality law, brands it illegal


Look who's talking...

"Pai claimed the law would "prevent Californian consumers from buying many free-data plans" and represents "micromanagement" that "poses a risk to the rest of the country.""

And the end of net neutrality DOESN'T due exactly that, Pai?

Sir, you've been using Kaspersky Lab antivirus. Please come with us, sir


Kapersky Labs "Big No, No..."

Conducting business on private email servers and home brewed Black Berries? - Don't see a problem...

Former FBI boss Comey used private email for official business – DoJ


Re: Lock them all up?

all I can say is Thank you Reg for being non-biased in reporting this.

There are many of us who agree, Clinton should have been locked up.

Now we know why that didn't happen, the investigator almost just as guilty of the same lack of adherence to the rules.

Muahahaha "lock'em up!"

Yes, drone biz DJI's Go 4 app does phone home to China – sort of


Yes, but did you try to "fly" the unit?

see: "WOG" switch. useful in the real world. Similar code built in for software? hit a certain altitude before secondary parameters go into effect, etc? You know "am I being sandboxed" logic...

That's no moon... er, that's an asteroid. And it'll be your next and final home, spacefarer


First thoughts seeing this article...

I huge Halo Ring with a super massive bungee cord system in the middle that catches a comet flying by, and can withstand the acceleration produced by the comet? Only question is will the comet peter out...

ICANN takes Whois begging bowl to Europe, comes back empty


It's amazing how many US companies still feel that the GDPR has no effect on them.

This is going to be a bigger sue-ball that Prop 65.

Use of HTTPS among top sites is growing, but weirdly so is deprecated HTTP public key pinning


wow, this place is starting to fill up with haters.

3 thumbs down on a simple statement that is factual.

OK, let me give you something to hate. Everything is going Https - I mean everything... To include all the packages the bad guys are pushing. From a network security prospective, that means unless you fork out big cash on expensive systems that can't offer true on the fly decryption/re-encryption, or use a proxy that can perform this (and still expensive), you are not going to be able to perform packet inspections on anything. Cisco is about there last I heard, other's are selling products that don't even come close to this but are only using tricks such as IP reputation. why does a blog need to be decrypted, and why does an organization's system have to be upgraded to decrypt and inspect everything?

This is a double-edged sword.

Teensy plastic shields are the big new thing in 2018's laptop crop



Not very impressed with usb-c. for one, you still have to plug power in to your laptop. Now you are plugging in two, three, or more? cables to your laptop, which really defeats the whole point of a docking station. It is sad to see docking stations that you just sit your laptop into going away, and really makes little sense. Now you have a mess of cords going into a plastic hub that only ways a couple of ounces and stressing wires through daily flexing, as well as the chintzy usb-c port. Failure is sure to abound after a couple years of daily use.

A drivers’ guide to upgrading your IT to a hybrid cloud engine


Re: Here is my

I was so just going to post the EXACT same thing.

Like minds...

Yahooooo! says! its! email! is! scrahoooo-ed!



World spam seems to be down 10%. Interesting...

Borg, borg, borg: Another one bites the dust as Microsoft assimilates Avere


Good News!

All those vms are going to need a boost after they get borked/ erm... patched for the intel vulnerability.

"Cloud" - time for a new marketing buzz word, this one has just about lost it's luster.

How about new "Space" Storage. It's out there man, an you gotta have it!

Will you be on Cloud9? AWS emits cloudy code editor it nabbed last year


ramp up the tcp/22 port scans.

Microsoft president says the world needs a digital Geneva Convention


Speaking of Microsoft

They need to be more worried about all the scanning nodes that are being hosted in their Azure cloud.

Especially Singapore.

Equifax Q3 results: Not as bad as you might have hoped – hack only cost biz about $87m


Of course not, The Federal Government gave them a "Bail Out".

US government seizes Texas gun mass murder to demand backdoors


Let me make this very clear

Gun Control:

Aim, breath control, trigger squeeze control. Verify your target and what's behind it before pulling the trigger.

All the "gun control" you need.

You can't regulate Stupid, but you can put a lead injection in it's head.

The NAKED truth: Why flashing us your nude pics is a good idea – by Facebook's safety boss


I'm afraid

Someone might steal my identity! Quick, here's a copy of everything needed for my identity, Protect it - trustworthy stranger!

Mean while in next years post:

Facebook has changed it's security standards and will no longer be offering free protection for revenge porn. This will now be a paid service.

If you have submitted your pictures freely to us, we recommend you buy into our paid service as soon as possible, as the security setting on all freely submitted pictures will change to "public".

Samsung shows off Linux desktops on Galaxy smartmobes



finally, I can run an IDS on my smartphone. awesome!

History shows why geeks will never, ever, ever... get along


Simply Put...

Sheeple. Those darned sheeple.


User asked help desk to debug a Post-it Note that survived a reboot



"Ma'am, I believe we have found the problem. Please place the computer back in it's original box and return it to the store".

Is it that serious?

"Yes ma'am, you are too stupid to own a computer".

$10,000-a-dram whisky 'wasn't even a malt'


On the bright side...

At least it was a Non GMO.

(on the dark side, it probably had trace amounts of DDT).

Look out, Pepe: Martha Lane Fox has a plan



phish away.

Thank you though for bringing back that retro 90's look.

Jupiter flashes pulsating southern pole, boffins understandably baffled


Easy answer

Ripple in the space time continuum. Possibly a tear at the northern end.


Man: Just 18 Bitcoin babies and my home is yours


reminds me of my closet trove of confederate dollars

packed neatly away between my bell bottoms and corduroy pants.

Sitting right on top of my retirement fund consisting of old baseball cards.

Go on IBMers, tell us what you really think


Re: I don't mind

how do you feel about converged systems? Relatively new concept?

no, no.... IBM has been doing that for generations.


Wish they didn't sell off their server business to Lecrapo.

Microsoft Azure ████ secret ██ █████ ██ US govt's ███ ███ centers


Re: Trump

Nothing happens in the Military for at least a year after some brainless child dreamt it up.

Point the finger at Obama.


Time to retire.

To Greenland.

Legacy clearout? Not all at once, surely. Keeping tech up to snuff in an SMB


"Acknowledging what you don’t know"

The main reason why Cloud is so popular.

"Knowing" what can happen putting everything out in the cloud? The reason why there is a cult group of techies who cringe every time someone brings that crap up.

How quickly everyone has forgotten "Battlestar Galactica"...

My two cents.

Azure fell over for 7 hours in Europe because someone accidentally set off the fire extinguishers


is your ISP using BGP?

..Then there are network based attacks



Rain in the cloud

Oh, the irony. But that's ok... Your salesman has got your back (w-a-a-a-y back...).

Still nice and sunny here in the land of "keep it in-house".

Call the doctor! WDC's new 14TB spinner has shingled write scheme


I bet these things are just "Flying off the shelves".

ISIS and Jack Daniel's: One of these things is not like the other


Be afraid...

First sign that there may be a "Red Neck" living next door!


Physicists win Nobel Prize for spotting ripples in fabric of space-time


Re: This isn't a new discovery...

Thank you, I stand corrected on the proper source. Just off the cuff quoted it from the clip I remember it from.

From Wiki: Source Bill Hicks taken from

Extract from Revelations, London, 1993. The extract is part of the concluding track to the album, called "It's Just a Ride", in which he essentially outlines his world view.


This isn't a new discovery...

"Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here's Tom with the weather"

Tool - Third Eye.

Commodore 64 makes a half-sized comeback


Oh, I hope it comes with the cassette tape backup!

I sooo miss typing my programs "over, and over, and over...."

Nobel Prize for boffins who figured out why you feel like crap after long-haul flights


Re: It's a start, but how to mitigate the effects? Bright lights, drugs etc

sleep walking, of course =P

Cisco polishes the axe for more HQ job cuts


Not surprising...

They had to pay for that kick-arse commercial on their homepage somehow.

Peter Dinklage probably cost at least three jobs with the bar tab (oh wait, that was "Tyrion Lannister" that had the drinking problem - my bad...)

Have MAC, will hack: iThings have trivial-to-exploit Wi-Fi bug


Re: Now I'm Confused

Simple. Upgrade, but don't use Apple's Security Keychain for anything.

In fact, good use of "bathwater" (-Hand of God, Season 2). put a bunch of junk passwords in keychain and wait for your accounts to be locked out.

FireEye pulls Equifax boasts as it tries to handle hack fallout


Fire Eye...

yeah, you'll get that.

An Anti-biotic may be in order...

Stand up who HASN'T been hit in the Equifax mega-hack – whoa, whoa, sit down everyone


those responsible for stopping the hacking have been hacked...

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When one size doesn't fit all in cloud security


Re: "You want to move from an on-premises Office suite to Office 365 in the cloud."

I'm less concerned about the government - I have no delusion that they don't already have access to anything they want.

What concerns me is this pivotal shift of Sales having priority over people who have made it their professional livelihood to do things in a secure manner.

"You want to move to our service, but you want a to be able to use this nifty new app you found for 50 cents online? Oh, sure we can do that for for a small fee..."

Yeah, that's your neighbor one shelf over in the cloud.

It's happening! Official retro Thinkpad lappy spotted in the wild


easy access hard drive??? Plz, plz plz!!!!

of course the legacy touchpad is a must.

Thousands of hornets swarm over innocent fire service drone


Re: Paraffin is the answer

Great balls of fire.


Finally - a reason to buy a drone.

Now to figure out how to attach a can of raid and fire remotely....

Belarus declares war on imaginary country within borders of Belarus that is better than Belarus


Sounds like the Krasnovians have moved on from their came on Death Valley.

Siemens patches one security vuln, leaves folks to block second


someone had to say it...

siemens plug hole.

Child expected in Nine months.

Man stuck in the middle.

Intel ME controller chip has secret kill switch


To be fixed in the next patch

"We are quite sure that Intel ME is unable to exit this mode because we have not found code capable of doing so in the RBE, KERNEL, and SYSLIB modules." (quote taken from original Positive Technologies post)

count on an NSA patch to this oversight in future releases.