* Posts by IneptAdept

102 publicly visible posts • joined 29 Nov 2017


What's the Arm? First Apple laptop to ditch Intel will be 13.3" MacBook Pro, proclaims reliable soothsayer


Re: Strategy

Well as a developer I spend a lot more of my time on *nix machines and windows than MacOs

Apple is also known as a Creative company for Creatives and Designers etc

After IBM axed its face-recog tech, the rest of the dominoes fell like a house of cards: Amazon and now Microsoft. Checkmate


Re: FR is still the age old: 'Chelsea Flower Show' v 'Notting Hill Carnival'?

Ooooo so you are telling me there is as much crime at Chelsea flower show as Notting hill carnival (idiot)

Clearly you have never been to Chelsea flower show.

Or you have

And have never been to Notting hill carnival

You can not compare the 2 now if you said Notting hill carnival and boomtown then that may of made sense

Now there is bias in FR but you cannot compare completely different events with different cultures and age ranges

Arm wrestle round two: Chinese outpost says it's fired the replacement CEO foisted on it by HQ


This is how corporates work

This is not just China

Many years ago a company I worked with setup a similar working relationship with an American company

After 6 months they started ignoring the board in the UK and within a year they had lo led us out our own systems and stole a lot of IP

Enter a 5 year court battle (don't know what happened as I had left) but I can assume it didn't end well as the company is no longer solvent

Turns out Elon can't control the weather – what a scrub: Rain, clouds delay historic manned SpaceX-NASA launch



As excited as I was to see the launch, even had my daughter's stay up to watch it

I am glad they didn't push ahead with launch and endanger not only the lives of the astronauts but also possible launches going forward

It's almost as if SpaceX aren't doing a boeing

FYI: There are thousands of Chrome extensions with so, so many fake installations to trick you into using them


You mean the store they don't curate

The problem with the chrome store is there is no curation until 100s or 1000s of complaints are made

Another reason I have pushed further towards Firefox over the last year or so

Boeing brings back the 737 Max but also lays off thousands


They are to big to fail

It doesn't matter what happens with Boeing

How many people they kill

How many rockets they blow up

They have so many contracts with so many governments, that they will never fail, to many people will have too many egg on their face

Not going Huawei just yet: UK ministers reportedly rethinking pledge to kick Chinese firm out of telco networks by 2023


Re: shambles.gov.uk/2020-05-27#huawei

I would rather have Chinese kit in our network than american kit

Because at no point have I heard of Cisco et al allowing us to rip their software and hardware apart like Huawei has

Gone in 9 seconds: Virgin Orbit's maiden rocket flight went perfectly until it didn't


Re: Nerdy but interesting...

That's really interesting and explains alot about their build / production system that I was wondering about


5G mast set aflame in leafy Liverpool district, half an hour's walk from Penny Lane



This is stupidity, that is all, there is no excuse.

eBay users spot the online auction house port-scanning their PCs. Um... is that OK?


Re: Isn't this the same company that has users download DLL-files?

Nope they run a IIS backend and a lot of the backend is written in C# and VB

So in this instance it is a .DLL that is run in a few different security modes

So while you are right, in this instance you are wrong


This is not okay

There is no explicit request to allow this request, so the domain has now been completely blocked at all levels




Not that I use eBay much nowadays

Frontier: Yes, yes, we've filed for bankruptcy protection, but that's not stopping us giving key staff $38m in bonuses


Re: Dump the dimwits

Don't be silly

Then they wouldn't be able to go on and ruin other companies

IBM's sacking spree reaches Australia – and as staff wait to exit, they're offered AU$4k to find new workers


Why anon

Why anon, you should be praising this company

Or you are talking nonsense and just want to get involved in the conversation

Project Reunion: Microsoft's attempt to tear down all those barriers it's built for Windows developers over the years


Re: Borkzilla looking for a new foot to shoot

Ooooo you mean that backwards compatibility that still allows me to run apps from 20 years ago

Yeah no one ever bought windows for the backwards compatibility

Microsoft promises big things for Edge... and they'll be ready for folks some time before universe's heat death


So who do you use

SAP proves, yet again, that Excel is utterly unkillable


Re: Excel excels

Downvoted for the use of Micro$haft are we not all grown ups

We all hate Microsoft for what they have done over the years, but for the amount of hatred you must hold you must be well over the age of 30 and as such using such childish disses such as that are poor performance

India says its brains saved the world from the last colosso-crisis – cough, Y2K – proving it can become self-reliant


Name checks out

As title

Sky Broadband is not the UK's cheapest, growls ad watchdog


Bullshit adverts

Have made a couple of complaints about the current Facebook portal ads that claim

Before portal you couldn't have everyone in a video call, you know the one where her family are 500 miles away

This is the reason I feel we should have a test before you can use tech

Google: We've blocked 126 million COVID-19 phishing scams in the past week


Re: Pointless

Literally this ...

The email account I get most spam to and the one least used is my Gmail

Paranoid Android reboots itself with new Android 10 builds


Re: Phone makers PLEASE take note

I get all security updates about a week after Google branded phones and that is on my Moto G6

But yeah vanilla android with just gestures and some background stuff added that you can remove without rooting

Is this an ASP.NET Core I see before me? Where to next for Microsoft's confusing web framework...


Re: Confusing for those that dont .NET

Na I don't just develop new projects I still work with web forms on a daily basis

But I make very good arguments for porting what we can

If management are a no go maybe the problem is you haven't argued your point well enough re security etc

Maybe you just work in a place where development is seen as a sink hole

Thankfully I don't for once (I have 15+ years myself)

At the end of the day it is clear what the path forward is and if you can't make arguments for the push forward maybe that's on you maybe that's on management

My argument was that it is clearer than it has ever been

Your argument makes no sense to my original post


Re: Web Forms needs to be moved forward onto .NET Core

I am kinda thankful web-forms is not being dragged along kicking and screaming tbh

It was good in its day but ViewState is not the way to go in these times.

Of course horses for courses and all that.


Confusing for those that dont .NET

I think as with any language when looking in from the outside the bewildering options (which they are options) can discourage a few, but come on look at Java

As a .NET dev for many years coming from the original ASP set, there was a few years where everything was confusing but now its pretty obvious

.NET Core (which is now just .NET) is the way to go for all new developments

In fact it has only got clearer as a developer in the .NET family

Data surge as more Brits work from home? Not as hard on the network as their nightly Netflix binges, claims BT


Herd immunity

I'm surprised more hasn't been made of the herd immunity claim made

While I agree with it in principle, look at chicken-pox for instance.

I think generally people are being dicks re: stockpiling food when it comes to looking after those more in need!

If we weren't

a) selfish now

b) connected

c) feel the need to work so much

My opinion is let the young and healthy get infected and isolate as there seems a extremely low probability of reinfection

At least then they would be able to rejoin the workforce quicker to relieve stress on the others while they go through it

Post Office burned £100m in UK taxpayer cash on Horizon IT scandal legal fees, MPs told


Re: Porridge

The royal mail don't own the post office any more it is a separate entity since the privatisation

I suggest a kneecapping myself, just so the have a constant reminder, along with hefty fines and bankruptcy and a nice 5year holiday at her majesty's pleasure, that they then have to pay for when they get out.

UK contractors planning 'mass exodus' ahead of IR35 tax clampdown – survey


"Jovan Pavlicevic, managing director at professional employment outsourcing company Granite BPO, doubts that the survey offers a true representation of the contractor community. "These surveys are created by firms that have an interest in creating a scare story, and their respondents represent a very particular, small subset of the PSC population," he said."

Funny because he is only saying these things because it benefits him.

I was a contractor for years, I was never paid double but I did have a day rate that was higher than others, but as has been stated, I also paid corporation tax, my own tax on dividends, had to cover my own holiday and sick pay.

But it was convenient when I had a young family

Is Chrome really secretly stalking you across Google sites using per-install ID numbers? We reveal the truth


Re: Really, is this news?

I would argue that Chrome got its foot in because when the browser choice was forced upon us, the non tech savvy see Google and it was a name that they recognised

So really we can blame the EU Anti Trust for forcing it upon us

Cheap as chips? Not for much longer, analysts reckon, after rough year for memory makers


Where was the 32% drop

I am not sure where the 32% drop in price of RAM came and went because I bloody missed it

Where do you draw the line? Escobar Inc doubles down on cut-price gold phone buying demographic with second pholdable


Still less criminal than Apple

Even as much as he was a criminal, he probably did less damage to people than Apple, Samsung and all the others combined.

The reason no one went against Escobar is because he gave them a living wage, supported the families of those that died / incarcerated while working for him

Where as all the current tech companies would just drop you and your family

I am not saying he was good or a pillar of virtue, just some of the tech companies could learn from his employee care programs

Five years in the clink for super-crook who scammed Google, Facebook out of $120m with fake tech invoices


He should of just hit normal people

He would of never got anywhere near 5 years if he had hit Joe Public for these amounts

Amazing isn't it how it works, the more money you have, the more protection you have

JavaScript survey: Devs love a bit of React, but Angular and Cordova declining. And you're not alone... a chunk of pros also feel JS is 'overly complex'


Re: Frameworks


But again as a .NET dev I really liked the look of Blazor

But that is not a full fat web ui framework really so still in the same boat


Not sure where to go

As a long time web-dev working with .NET and then leaving for a few years to concentrate on mobile and desktop dev

I am not sure where to come back to re frontend frameworks. React looks nice etc but VUE is also fairly appealing

This is one of the main reasons I left web in the first place, to many frameworks lol

That time Windows got blindsided by a ball of plasma, 150 million kilometres away


Re: Low tech tape solution

A fact that Rupert the Bear taught me

Hackers cop a FILA thousands of UK card deets after slinking onto clothing brand's servers


Stop hosting 3rd party libs

Just for the love of god stop it already

We're not throttling you, says Vodafone, claiming slow vid streaming is down to the 'cards'


Re: idiots have no clue about speedtest

Downvoted for the shortened Url mate

Put the full url in and I will upvote

Revealed: Numbers show extent of security fears about security biz Kaspersky Lab


Re: Hmmmm...

Why wouldn;t you use Kasperky ?

At least Sony offered a t-shirt, says macOS flaw finder: Bug bounties now for Macs if you want this 0-day, Apple


Re: Sell to the highest bidder.

Selling the details of a issue is not illegal

Writing software to take advantage could be, but not in Germany I dont think

Slack to fend off the collaboration competition with... a new logo


Its not new!!!!!!!

Why would you want to use a well implemented version of the service you want!!!!

Why wouldnt you want to use a web based version and pay for it ?????

Why wouldn't you want to use a service that kills off the hooks you are using randomly ?

Why wouldn't you just use a BBS

Brit hacker hired by Liberian telco to nobble rival now behind bars


Re: Trial in the UK

Because that would not be what are large american overlords would want

This is the final straw, evil Microsoft. Making private GitHub repos free? You've gone too far


Re: Not impressed

Of courser JDX because why wouldnt they try and kill it off for firefox....

Stupid people everywhere :(


Re: Skype is also 'Free'

They already do, this is the reason they can give private repos away for free

Some people just love to hate

It's the end of 2018, and this is your year in security


Re: The election wasn't hacked, oooh no it wasn't, honest.

If it went the way you wanted it was Democratic

If it didnt go the way you wanted it was Un-Democratic and we need a peoples vote.

Yeah works here as well as the USA

France next up behind Britain, Netherlands to pummel Uber with €400k fine over 2016 breach


Stolen ?

Is it really stealing if they were left in a publicly accessible repo

Or is it that San Fran thought process that fuck we fucked up but its someone elses fault

Ticketmaster tells customer it's not at fault for site's Magecart malware pwnage


Re: Offsite scripts GAH!

Ugh Tealium (tigcdn)

What I would love to do to those marketing / data mining pieces of shit, last count in their DataObject they had over 1000 pieces of information

Thats just 1, imagine if that is a low bar for what a lot of these companies gather

UK defence secretary ponders £50m hit to terminate Capita recruiting contract


Re: "Don't government contracts have some sort of get-out clause"

Are you assuming your cats and next doors rottweilers sexual preference

Dating app for Trump loners commits YUGE blunder: It leaks more than the West Wing


Re: Well of course a conservative app will be shoddily made

Well thats not fair, there has been loads of reports of Silicon Valley startups leaving MongoDB instances open

Feel the shame: Email-scammed staffers aren't telling bosses about it


Tech Savvy Millenials

This is the problem, just because they can use facebook, twitter and insta they think they are tech savvy....

But they are no more tech savvy then the 80 year old lady next door, they are not savvy otherwise they would not post all of their data to facebook, twitter and google.

Tech Savvy means they know something of technology, and they really dont,

They know how to use a tool, like a telly or a radio....

None of them could trouble shoot networking issues, email issues, printer issues etc etc

They have a functioning knowledge / not an understanding knowledge

Enterprise smartphone buyers still pretty dopey about updates


Dont run as Admin

How does that work with Developers ?

.NET Core 2.1 – huh, yeah – what is it good for? Bing, apparently


And as a .NET Dev I know exactly how much more efficient it is than the full fat framework, so as I said maybe put a name to your post or be ignored