* Posts by IceC0ld

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Remember when Republicans said Dems hacked voting systems to rig Georgia's election? There were no hacks

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Re: A dry run for trumps loss in 2020

the North Korea issue is actually a fantastic representation of the free vote system, as there, it's one man, one vote, and FatBoyKim is the man, and he has the vote ..............................

apologies to Lord Havelock Vetinari - Lord Patrician the instigator of this fine political set up, and I DO mean a set up :o)

also apologies to Terry Pratchett as well, not taking his work in vain

Das reboot: That's the only thing to do when the screenshot, er, freezes

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top quality thread, some great responses, but for ME, the best bit of the article was :-

stretching metaphors past breaking point,

Who here, hasn't had to do this at least a million times, getting so that my response to anything remotely user ballsed up is damn nigh instantaneous and is fluent with total bollox as well :o)

ah yes, good times, and a sure sign that you have reached the part of your career when you are no longer the padowan, and are well on the road to full BofH righteousness

To test its security mid-pandemic, GitLab tried phishing its own work-from-home staff. 1 in 5 fell for it

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never ceases to amaze me, after over 20 YEARS of this, we STILL can't rely on users to just take a breath and re-read an Email

this was always good for a giggle back in the days of XP, and when things like this were new, and the world wasn't that inter-connected

but ffs, we have had DECADES now, and we still fall at the first hurdle

the basic user maybe doomed, they may actually doom all of us too, but at least in an ever increasing unreliable world, it's nice to know you can absolutely rely on the absolute unreliability of users

that, and it means we get to keep our jobs I suppose :o)

Hey Siri, are you still recording people's conversations despite promising not to do so nine months ago?

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I am no longer angry / upset / discouraged whenever I see another of the 'big' software companies getting caught out AGAIN, they all just seem to say sorry, won't happen again, and off they go, still continuing to do whatever nefarious deed it was they were called out for

so, no longer upset, just disappointed that those companies that COULD lead the way to a bright new future - no, really, stop giggling at the back ffs -

have deliberately chosen to follow the path of screwing Joe Blo public out of EVERYTHING :o(

maybe one day there will be notification of one of these hyper billionaires actually getting off their arse, and putting their funds to a proper. decent use, they say WORLD poverty could be controlled / constrained even eradicated with just a few hundred billion, and I AM aware that the likes of MR Gates is in process of trying to help with the eradication of several nasty worldwide diseases, and has poured literally billions into various projects across the globe, so maybe we give him a bonus point for that, but the remainder seem unable to figure out that the only way that they have ANY future, is if WE have a future too.

I look forward to that world appearing, but I am not going to hold my breath

ALGOL 60 at 60: The greatest computer language you've never used and grandaddy of the programming family tree

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Re: No love for CORAL 66?

Arguments over bracket syntax, tabs versus space and to semicolon or not are really a sign that nowadays there is very little to complain about.

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if you think a little thing like that is going to stop ME from complaining :o)

NHS contact tracing app isn't really anonymous, is riddled with bugs, and is open to abuse. Good thing we're not in the middle of a pandemic, eh?

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it really should have been put out to bidders, a competition if you like, a bounty up for grabs for the app that does what is required even, they could always add security afterwards ? at the very least it would have hopefully, gotten them three or four differing takes on the same angle, that they could then dissect and mix n match to get what they wanted.

UNLESS, of course

they WANTED it to be a complete balls up, with unimaginable consequences for the near future

isn't there an app, in Iceland IIRC, that lets you know if the person you have met, with a view to intimacy beckoning, lets you know if they are closely related to you - Iceland has a small genetic pool. why couldn't we use something like that, we all get our details added to yet another D/B, and this one includes the Y/N table for COVID infection

and now I can no longer remember if I started this thread in an honest attempt to give an option, or whether it is supposedly a piss take on the difficulties that this was ALWAYS going to engender, as it is starting to look like a it's staring into the abyss ffs :o)

meanwhile, week 8, and I remain in my bedroom ...............................

Aussie immunology legend consults Twitter for his local off-licence opening hours

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Even Vulture Central, has stubbornly made its beloved Wednesday Club an online-only event – usually devolving into a blurry mess of party games like Left 4 Dead

I would also heartily recommend Nazi Zombie Trilogy to that list, you can even play with same characters as in L4D / L4D2

and I too, could be a PhD although in MY esteemed instance it would mean Pishhead :o)

Oh noes! Half the NHS runs on Windows 7! Thankfully, here's Citrix with a virty vaccine

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Re: Same old reason

spoken by someone who cannot possibly have done any work within NHS IT dept's :o(

I was there for the XP fiasco, they had years of warning, and yet STILL had two MILLION devices on XP come the end ..................

altering it to LINUX, is NOT going to help at all, the users within the system have come to understand / cope with Windows and even [ especially ] those users who are extra special have some ability within the MS world too, asking them to throw it all away and 'just go to LINUX' is not helpful, as it doesn't allow for the training of the users, let alone the entire IT dept's, from Service Desk to Sys Admin, they will all require some form of consistent training, still need to get ALL apps re-written to fit within LINUX too, and all of a sudden the 'free' part of the whole equation doesn't seem quite so good an idea

Sophos XG firewalls hacked, hotfix ready. Texts wreck Apple iThings. Yup, business as usual in infosec world

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just WOW

went into thread as the title caught my attention, and the weekly round ups are always a good source of detail and things to be aware of.

but this, just WOW, SO MUCH going on, and going bad, and this is just a week ffs

am now feeling a little bit depressed and in need of a few beers with mates .................................................

ah yea, about that

did enjoy the Black Hat hecklers part though, who in their right minds would even attempt to hold a presentation that was obviously NOT up to scratch, and remembering that the audience are as savvy as ANYONE on this planet .................

the lawsuit was settled privately, so maybe the Co - Crown Sterling - learned SOMETHING from this, even if we are not going to be privy to the actual result

Wake up, Neo: Microsoft mulls using your brain waves or body heat to mine crypto-currency while viewing ads

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Re: I would like to know which kind of brain waves...

might I suggest the tried and tested tinfoil titfer** :o)

** Titfer = tit for tat / hat - for those not blessed with UK knowledge of rubbish info

We're in a timeline where Dettol maker has to beg folks not to inject cleaning fluid into their veins. Thanks, Trump

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the problem IS though that PotUS45's main support are not known for the clarity of scientific process, and bear in mind that the mere mention of the Chloroquine Phosphate 'remedy' and one guy from Arizona swallowed it from fish tank cleanser, and died ...............

now, we could just hope that the slightly barmier followers might do us all a favour and Darwin themselves out of the gene pool, but that is to be too flippant

the REAL issue here is that the PRESIDENT of the most powerful nation on earth is spouting absolute bollocks, and NO ONE is saying "hey, just slow down a bit here, that is NOT what we said"

another thing to consider

within a day or so, America will have officially lost more people to covid19 in two MONTHS, than they did in twelve YEARS in Vietnam :o(

Forget tabs – the new war is commas versus spaces: Web heads urged by browser devs to embrace modern CSS

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T - omorrow

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T - hink

S - emi colon's

U - ser

P - reference

How's your night sky looking? The Reg chats to astroboffin Mark McCaughrean about Starlink and leaving a mark

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Space the final Frontier - allegedly

from the article -

"you'd be much better off sticking your Sentinel, your monument as it were, in the Solar System, somewhere we were.

"These are things we did; these are the mistakes we made."

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this ^ - the whole deep space thing is not my cup of tea, yes, I can see it has value, but for me, and considering the entirety of the cosmos, maybe the idea of sending tiny little things way out there is not the best way to grab attention, I DO however, happen to believe that the idea of building a massive deep space telescope on the far side of the moon has massive potential, both for knowledge advancement, AND as a long term statement of "WE ARE HERE"

don't have any real feelings for the Musky one, he is doing his thing, Bezos is doing his thing, I would have preferred if the 00's of BILLIONS they are worth were to have been 'invested. here on Earth - it is FAR to ambitious to consider them ever thinking of doing something for the good of someone else, and I am aware that they, well at least the Musky one, does do other things, but the thought that we could, if not eradicate poverty, at least try to make a dent on the conditions that generate it, and maybe try to sort out the corruption that abounds when people throw money at any such project - OK, I know, would be more realistic to ask how many lanes do you want on that highway to the moon :o)

but I am still sort of idealistic enough to HOPE that something comes of all this, and that we don't end up locked onto our planet due to the over abundance of satellites and debris up there.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kessler_syndrome

in short - here's to the future, may it be bright and available to ALL :o)

A chief technology officer in a time of COVID-19: Keep calm and make the most of the whole business suddenly realising how important IT is

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Silver lining

Maybe !

so NOW it seems IT is seen as important, well that's nice

it would also be nice if we are still seen as important once this is over

Apollo 13 set off into space 50 years ago today. An ignored change order ensured it did not make it to the Moon...

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Lucky 13

I watched the drama unfold on the TV, a 12 yo, with zero understanding of how they had actually managed to do any of the rocket stuff, but absolutely mesmerised by it all since Apollo 8 and Christmas 1968 when they had orbited the moon, have watched the movie, and I still got goosebumps when things went wrong.

Now, reading this and discovering just how LITTLE a failure can cascade into one almighty clusterfuck, it is sort of mindblowing just how hard they worked to get the crew back alive, makes you wonder what else occurred that caused loss of life through tiny errors that were compounded by ongoing acceptance of the faults ?

what was that quote ? if the Saturn V was 'only' 99% good, it would still mean there were 000's of dud parts in the beast

to ME, the space exploration game IS important, but I can also see that people may call it out as there are still people within the USA without the most basic requirements for the most basic of a reasonable survival, but I would hope that if we DO finally gain access to the STARS, that it WILL make a difference here on earth / home

FFS, FIFTY years, feels like it was only a few years ago, wondering what it would be like in the 21st Century, now we are 20 years in, and I, for one, wouldn't mind going back there right now :o)

Doom Eternal: Reboot sequel is cluttered but we're only here for the rippin' and the tearin'

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we're all DOOMED

I recently bought the new DOOM offering off of STEAM, NOT DOOM Eternal, just the basic version :o)

anyway, I USED to play this years back, was never much good, but it WAS great fun, hence buying the new version now

so far, I wake strapped to a table, struggle to get OFF table = first hour ffs

getting off table, moving around room, it is SO DAMN DARK HERE ffs :o)

I really need to go back into the settings and brighten it up a bit

so, am now off the table and moving round the room, find and kill first bad guys / demons = another hour

at present I am FIVE HOURS IN, I am STILL in the same GODDAMN ROOM

this is NOT how I remember it

although, if truth be told, it may well actually be exactly how it was way back when

conclusion = I REALLY suck at FPS :o)

French pensioner ejected from fighter jet after accidentally grabbing bang seat* handle

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I don't believe it

the whole thing reads like the French version of our very own Victor Meldrew in action :o)

or even, BofH spreading his wings to Terra Francois

Microsoft attempts to up its Teams game with new features while locked-down folk flock to rival Zoom... warts and all

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Re: Please don't kill Skype

Whatever happened to software doing one thing and doing it well?

WOW, who are you, and what planet are you from :oP ;o)

Not only is Zoom's strong end-to-end encryption not actually end-to-end, its encryption isn't even that strong

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They probably couldn't believe it when their numbers shot through the roof

but now, they are also finding that being a new big boy on the block brings consequences, and when yesterday, they said their product is secure, and as it wasn't really in anyone's radar, they got away with it, today however, the rules changed, and now we see exactly what they have to offer, and it doesn't look too good in the harsh light of real world criticism :o(

IIRC Mr Musk has just banned his people from utilising it

hoping that the people with some security requirements - like the feckin GOVERNMENT take note, and adopt a properly robust application asap

ME ? I don't use it, and only now for the first time due to the WFH edict, being forced to use Skype :o)

considering I am sort of an IT geek, I really am a Luddite at heart LOL

How many days of carefree wiping do you have left before life starts to look genuinely apocalyptic? Let's find out

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I WALKED to my local shops, and there, right in front of me, in the wild, a full shelf of TP :O

I swiftly grabbed a four pack, and headed to the tills, the man behind the desk didn't even blink as I paid and left .................... I didn't really need any, as I was in a superstore a few days back and got a pack then too, still got three rolls left too :P

but the feeling that came over me of such guilt was weird, and now I think I know how the criminal masterminds feel when they pull off their latest capers ........................

BEHOLD! Japan's Hayabusa2 probe left human imprints on ASTEROID SAND

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Re: Footprints?

FEET

I was shooting for them parking Musk's Tesla on there :o)

That awful moment when what you thought was a number 1 turned out to be a number 2

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Stress can screw with problem solving skills, too, IME.

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Which is great, because it keeps us employed. ;)

great tale, build up the suspense and then let fly with that last sentence, you absolute BOfH you

congratulations, there is nothing more we can teach you

indeed, it is now your turn to grab the urn by the forearms, spin around fall into the snow, and move on to your next destination, if you choose to take it ?

Hong Kong coronavirus quarantine evaders collared by cops with the help of smartphone-tracking tech

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never ceases to amaze me just how invasive we have allowed tech to become

I DO realise that we probably walked into this with our eyes open, but seriously, this is going down rabbit holes that GO could NEVER, in his deepest, darkest moments have envisioned,

Do seem to recall in relation to GO, that although he may have foreseen the overwatch society that we now live in, it is highly unlikely he would have believed we would buy the bloody cameras ourselves .....................

India tech firms warned not to abuse their exceptions to national coronavirus lockdown

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Outsourced

just wondering now, how they are going to be able to maintain their outsourced work, I work on a UK contract for a client where EVERYTHING is held offshore, and we have had zero feedback in relation to this at all.

we are indeed living in 'Interesting Times' :o(

UK enters almost-lockdown: Brits urged to keep calm and carry on – as long as it doesn't involve leaving the house

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Re: Exercise

so long as there's just the two of you, shouldn't be an issue. may be arrested if someone else joins in :o)

Google reveals the wheels almost literally fell off one of its cloudy server racks

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Re: As Terry Pratchett reminds us

I thought I would be the first to add the TerryP reference

so, proof again that million to one happens all the time :o)

although in this instance, it's millions of us trying to get THE one LOL

Google: You know we said that Chrome tracker contained no personally identifiable info? Yeah, about that...

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Re: Why is anybody expecting privacy?

They will be part of the Borg.

Oh C'mon, we must be able to do better than appropriate someone else's theme :o)

although, those damn Borg do have all the catchy phrases ready to go, whereas here at El Reg, I feel TITSUP may no longer be usable as a go to for the day we all DO succumb :o(

T - his

I - s

T - he

S - ervice

U - niversally

P - referred

Microsoft nukes 9 million-strong Necurs botnet after unpicking domain name-generating algorithm

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MS at least try to be the good guys every now and then

took some time, but reading the - very basic - details, it would appear to be a fully integrated effort from a lot of people around the world, so kudos to them for the result.

BUT

are the botnets so large because it's a Windows thing ? ie, Windows is inherently 'weaker' so easier to break ?

or because Windows is still such a big player that the options to trap millions of *nix servers isn't available ?

Serious question BTW

Yelp finally gets its chance to tell US Congress how Google screws its listings service every minute of every day

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Google Fu required

SO, Google search brings up results of Google paying companies ? ................

colour me surprised

it may have started as a decent search engine, may actually still be a decent bit of software, but the background shenanigins made me run to DuckDuckGo

https://duckduckgo.com/install

Grab a towel and pour yourself a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster because The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is 42

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with various actors shut up in cubicles to record their lines so that voice treatments could be applied later. Occasionally the crew would forget, and much later a plaintive "Can I come out now?" would echo through the control room.

hmm, I believe this could be used today in several TV shows, bear with me here - Love Island / Big Brother/ I'm a Celebrity et al

get the cast of those, locked away,and forget about them, ignore the 'plaintive' cries, and keep cameras rolling to record the sordid details to be shown on the next 'it'll be all right on the night' :o)

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Re: fun facts

EDIT - and cricket replaced by hockey as just about nobody in the Netherlands understands it, leave alone playing it .........

and you think WE do ???

as far as I can tell, it's the English version of a rain dance, two teams descend onto a green arena, they prepare to 'battle' it out over five days ...................

but it is generally stopped by rain, as even the gods have had enough after a couple of hours LOL

BOFH: Here he comes, all wide-eyed with the boundless optimism of youth. He is me, 30 years ago... what to do?

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I don't know how he does it TBH

rolling out tale after tale each month over the years

not the tales, oh no, they are a part of life itself, I'm just surprised there's anyone left for him to defenestrate :o)

Is that a typo? Oh, it's not a typo. Ampere really is touting an 80-core 64-bit 7nm Arm server processor dubbed Altra

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putting Windows on it will be RISC enough ..................... :o)

stop snapping at the back you KNOW you wanted to say it, you were just to RISC averse..........

ok ok, I'll stop now :o)

Maersk prepares to lay off the Maidenhead staffers who rescued it from NotPetya super-pwnage

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Flame

LOYALTY

that's it, that's the post

and like MAERSK, there is nothing to see here :o(

and before anyone goes on about corporate needs, these guys ensured that there is still a feckin MAERSK around for the C level shits to piss on 'em

Windows 7 goes dual screen to shriek at passersby: Please, just upgrade me or let me die

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Naturally, we contacted c2c to see if it (or whoever was responsible) for the signage had plans to either upgrade or splash the cash necessary to keep that version of Windows in security patches a little while longer, but we have yet to receive a reply.

PLEASE tell me that when the answer comes in, it is along the lines of :-

we would love to replace our advertisement monitor OS, however, recently our ads revenue has fallen off a cliff, and we are unable to determine as to why that should be, once we are in a position to upgrade, we fully intend to get it back up and running and earning us ad revenue once again.

PRETTY PLEASE tell me that arrives :o)

BOFH: Gosh, IPv5? Why didn't I think of that? Say, how do you like the new windows in here? Take a look. Closer...

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Re: Optional

I got as far as this :-

The room gets suddenly more cramped as everyone takes a couple of steps away from the windows.

had to stop for a few minutes, trying to get me breath back ffs :o)

OMFG just got to :-

What I'm not so keen on are questions like "What's a domain controller?", "Why do we need a router?" and "Does IPv6 cost more than IPv4'?", "Couldn't we try some IPv5 and upgrade to 6 in next year's budget?" and "Have you looked for cheaper IP on eBay?"

I am howling here LOL

Don't worry, IT contractors. New UK chancellor says HMRC will be gentle pushing IR35 rules

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go soft means the cattle prods will remain in their boxes for the time being, then one day >kzzzztttttttt<

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to save data from a computer that should have died aeons ago

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seeing as how you also have another MTBF stories

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/02/24/the_wristwatch_of_the_long_now/

you appear to have a theme this week :o)

anyhow, it brings me to the point, not much of one, but the reality is who IS actually and aggressively trying to sort out formats that will hold data for not just decades, but centuries, maybe even millennia ?

we already have some old formats that would not be possible to read or recover, and it isn't just down to the youth of the techs looking at this, who here can recall the most pirated software from way back when - Lotus 123 - and its office stablemate, AmiPro ?

does anyone still use them, are there any data stores around stuffed with old shit ?

you may well say that old isn't worth keeping, that business only needs to hold onto forms for X number of years, but what's going to happen when .mp3 dies off ?

who is ready to lose their .mp4 movies ?

the future may be bright, but it will also need to be curated properly, we are bound to have issues and some formats will die, but it's more the BIG players we need to concern ourselves with

FWIW - I still have some 3.5" floppies with my AmiPro docs on it showing how to maintain / repair several [back then] VITAL machines in a factory I used to work in, I started to collate a lot of data / reports and repair notes into digital format, not to mention the Lotus 123 spreadsheets for maintenance schedules

work management never understood why I was doing this, TBF, neither did I :o)

but it meant I could also keep my Lottery syndicate details up to date, with who paid, who owed etc

how do I open them now I plead

they were my life ffs :oP :o)

Flat Earther and wannabe astronaut killed in homemade rocket

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and 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - here comes the CT nutjobs to say he was killed by NASA to stop him showing the truth .................................

bright enough to build a 'rocket' - but steam powered ? was it launched as per the US carriers do with jet fighters ? and if he WAS that bright, and rocket science was his thing, he had to take into account the gravitational pull of the big spherical thing he was standing on to allow him to actually break free of its bonds

yea, to my mind his particular tree didn't go all the way to the top

and much as I would not wish death on anyone, he did seem increasingly crazy as this project progressed, and so maybe there is a death wish, and he's hoping to generate interest via that

TL:DR

not too sure exactly what was going on in his head, but it did him no good :o(

It is with a heavy heart we must inform you, once again, folks are accidentally spilling thousands of sensitive pics, records onto the internet

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HEADLINE - Iran accused of hacking vulnerable VPN, RDP servers

ADVICE - Keep your external-facing remote-access systems up to date and patched, folks.

yet the 'businesses' being hit are supposed to be providing 'secure' comms for their clients, we are STILL in a scary world, and we are STILL failing to learn from previous feck ups, where will it end ?

not nicely, that's for certain :o(

Hey, Brits. Your Google data is leaving the EU before you are: Hoard to be shipped from Ireland to US next month

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Re: Do No Evil ?

strange days indeed, when a list of the evil four, and we all would put MS at the bottom of the heap ffs :o)

Not a Genius move after all: Apple must cough up $$$ in back pay for store staff forced to wait for bag searches

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Re: Good

I've worked in a warehouse that had duty not paid areas, we were all expected to allow security to run scanners over us whenever they deigned, and we also had the basic pat down on leaving, the exit time was never great, couple of minutes max, and there were 00's in the warehouse, surprised [NOT] that Apple can't organise the proverbial ffs, how many people would there be in a store for this check, is it a strip check, or just a basic pat down

as it was years ago now, the Co was Fujitsu, warehouse in Warrington UK, we wore specific coloured polo shirts to allow us access to certain areas, and it was very obvious if we went into a space we weren't authorised to be in - seemed to work, we never really bothered about it, security were never heavy handed, maybe just an Apple issue ? :o)

Social media notifications of the future: Ranger tagged you in a photo with Tessadora, Wrenlow, Faelina and Graylen

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Re: Due diligence

Dave Gorman's TV show, he had a name generator website as part of a gag for one of his crew

guys surname was Fidler, he and his wife were looking for names for their soon to arrive son

the website threw out Adil as an option ........................

now say it out loud, and repeat until it clicks

Adil Fidler - Adil Fidler - Adil Fidler

got a tuetonic swing to it :o)

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Re: Robert'); DROP TABLE students;--

you really SHOULD add in the compulsory XKCD link too ya know :o)

as not everyone will be au fait with the details

https://www.xkcd.com/327/

Oh buoy. Rich yacht bods' job agency leaves 17,000 sailors' details exposed in AWS bucket

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Re: BoatyMcBoatFacepalm

TBH, I'd 'settle' for the 2k PCM as it's more than I get now, also if you are at sea, there isn't a lot to spend the pennies on, it would be a great way to save, and see the world.

although I, personally, would be just one prima donna moment from the owner before I deep sixed them and the job security went west too :o)

did know some people doing this MANY years back, they enjoyed it for what it was, an experience to be had, but for the main part NOT a career choice

back on target - sort of -

just how hard WOULD it be for AWS containers to be made 'secure' by default, so that the devs would really have to balls it up to leave them open.

off top of head, add secure password and the need to alter it on first access at the very least

this isn't the first open container, won't be the last, but I am DAMN certain that nowadays, there will be people who will spend at least an hour a day surfing the latest AWS offerings to see who has left what out in the cold :o(

That's what makes you hackable: Please, baby. Stop using 'onedirection' as a password

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But strap in – we're just getting started

that sentence brought back memories, and not all good ones TBH :o)

Throw a sofa at this guy with your mind. She's in Control. Oh look, now I've learnt to bloody fly. She's in Control

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Temptation,thy name is GAMING ..........

interesting read on a game I had not actually heard of, but sadly,my current PC will not be able to play that, it is actually unable to 'play' W10 .................

but added to the list, a long, and increasing list, if truth be told, and hopefully, once my PC upgrades to a reasonable attempt to host reasonably new games, I shall give it a go :o)

until then .............

Now, do excuse me. I've just seen Max Payne 1 and 2 in the Steam store for £2

I am off to peruse said store and maybe purchase said game, not so much to revisit my youth, but maybe revisit the times when I had hair ffs :o)

Will Asimov fix my doorbell? There should be a law about this

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Re: Nice Asimov.

Don't worry, this won't be a Brexit diatribe.

ah yes, the EU, I remember that as if it was yesterday ..........................

Facebook coughs up $550m to make AI photo tagging lawsuit vanish. How ever will it survive on that $17.9bn left over?

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Re: Facebook

Yet .......................

in their defence, they are helping by remaining as the biggest PITA on the block still :o)

Crap band sues crap beer maker: Hair-metal rockers have an Axl to grind over Guns N' Rosé

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Re: Axl should be happy someone remembers them.

also AXL isn't exactly the same sylph like silhouette he once was either, more an AXXXL infact :oP

but I DO like the Guns n Rose' play

are there any other items with closely matched names out there ?

I know the music side of things was always rife with the tribute bands carrying clever plays on names

Oasis - No Way Sis

and so on

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