* Posts by Ima Ballsy

165 posts • joined 26 Jan 2018

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'We're changing shift, and no one can log on!' It was at this moment our hero knew server-lugging chap had screwed up

Ima Ballsy
Unhappy

Re: It's easy to detect the Aarons of the world nowadays.

LOVE zabbix. Configured it several several years ago with custom MIB's to monitor INFORMIX.

Worked really well, except when the ADMIN who was in charge of the 2 Zabbix servers, started ignoring the messages ,,,

GoDaddy hack: Miscreant goes AWOL with 28,000 users' SSH login creds after vandalizing server-side file

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IT Angle

Note the.....

First time thy have been breached!!

In case you need more proof the world's gone mad: Behold, Apple's $699 Mac Pro wheels

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Holmes

I ......

... saw what you did there .....

Apple creates face shield for health workers, resists the temptation to call it the 'iMask'

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Coat

Ah yes ...

The SHIELD only cost $10 USD, but the headband ..... $999.90

Kaspersky cleans up poisoned watering hole, Google presses pause on cookie crackdown

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Re: Automobile makers : here's a free tip

Nor should AC/DC, but it does ;>

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Holmes

So Is .....

Slackware :>

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Linux

Re: Microsoft talks up COVID-19 efforts with hospitals

Perhaps they need to teach Lennart Poettering a think or 2 ;>

BT providing free meals to coax its healthy customer support staff back into office as calls rocket amid pandemic

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Holmes

I am ....

... wondering if they and Charter Communications are one and the same ?

Thought you'd go online to buy better laptop for home working? Too bad, UK. So did everyone. Laptops, monitors and WLANs fly off shelves

Ima Ballsy
Mushroom

Its the same

Over here across the pond

After a weekend of WTF-ing at Trump's COVID-19 testing website vow, Google-Verily's site finally comes to life... And it's not what was promised

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Coat

ROFLMAO .....

On the flow chart of what it does.

Did the design get taken straight from head / hammer one (you know):

A: DO you have a hammer in your hand (yes / no)

NO: Find a hammer go to step A:

YES: Go to step B:

B: hit yourself in the head with hammer.

C: Does your head hurt ?

NO: Go to step B:

YES Go to step D:

D: Stop hitting your head with the hammer ....

IBM's outgoing boss Rometty awarded $20m+ in 2019 for growing revenue 0.1%

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Holmes

Re: Adding insult to injury

And if you are above a certain age, you get a NICE door prize - The door .....

Uncle Sam's nuke-stockpile-simulating souped-super El Capitan set to hit TWO exa-FLOPS, take crown as world's fastest machine in 2023

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Re: This computer, whose name I'm not worthy of saying

But the answer is ..42

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Coat

..OR ....

Fortnight ....

If you're writing code in Python, JavaScript, Java and PHP, relax. The hot trendy languages are still miles behind, this survey says

Ima Ballsy
IT Angle

LOL ....

THis thread reminds me of:

https://xkcd.com/378/

I heard somebody say: Burn baby, burn – server inferno!

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Mushroom

Snark .....

One of the State agencies I used to maintain the DB for, moved to a Custome renovated floor in a high rise building.

The created a centrally located 'server' room out of a 12 by 10 closet located in the middle of the floor.

To keep things secure they kept the door locked to THAT server room which housed 4 new rack servers, 4 old rack servers, high end routing equipment and the complete PBX system as well as UPS's - Your could barley walk around the racks.

Guess what the renovator forgot to do and the on contract network / system administrator / hardware manager forgot ?

Yeah, no AC to the room. -

Second DAY after they moved in, everything shut down

Cyber-wrath of Iran for top general's assassination hasn't progressed beyond snooping and nicking logins... yet

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Coat

Re: Allah Akbar!

Zoë : So... trap?

Capt. Malcolm Reynolds : Trap.

Zoë : We goin' in?

Capt. Malcolm Reynolds : Ain't but a few hours out.

Hoban 'Wash' Washburn : Yeah, but... remember the part where it's a trap?

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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Holmes

Most ....

of the Software written for the ti990 was COBOL based (usually MCBA)

The OS was either DNOS or DX10 (Yes I programmed on those back in the 1980's)

The systems were pretty much bullet proof and if you write decent code, never was problematic - except seg limits were restricted to 64K

Converted one of the afore mentioned setups to a Motorolla 66 series UNIX box. The var had some sort of conversion tool that could read the

tape backup off the TI and lay it down on the UNIX box.

iCloud hacker perv cops nearly 3 years in jail for stealing and sharing people's private, intimate pics

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Coat

Re: Oh for Heaven's sake, people

I agree !!! Use something Secure like Amazon Drive or Google Drive or MS Onedrive !!!!!

Getting my hat now ....

US's secret spy payload offloaded: Rocket Lab demos missile muscle with second Electron guided home

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Coat

I Saw ......

...Rocket Labs but my mind said "Rocket Man" and then damn song started playing in my head ....

So you locked your backups away for years, huh? Allow me to introduce my colleagues, Brute, Force and Ignorance

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IT Angle

Re: Crazy Hammer Guy

...... And freezers .. freezing works too !

*David Attenborough voice* And here we have, in the wild, a rare glimpse... of what may be... a positive IBM quarter

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Coat

It is ....

If you are elbows down and ASS up .....

Behold the Internet of Turf: IoT sucks waste energy from living plants to speak to satellites

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Coat

Just use ....

your cannabis plants to power the thing. Just ignore any dodgy results you might get and the late night runs from the iot equipment to the battery bin for snacks ...

Linux in 2020: 27.8 million lines of code in the kernel, 1.3 million in systemd

Ima Ballsy
Mushroom

Re: Oh, bullshit. Greg.

I must feel that I need to comment on Mr. Greg Kroah-Hartman !!

ANOTHER ASSHAT.

The year, 2002 and I'd just gotten my shiny new Sony Clie, but There was no support for it.

I joined the CLie users group and everyone was having the same problem

I then research and following Mr. ASSHAT's articles I updated the header files to now include the

Clie in the USB stac. I posted what I did to the CLie users group and everyone was happy.

I sent my change request along with the source to Mr. Hartman and explained I knew nothing about the process of getting something included in upstream revisions and could he please include them for me.

A few days latter I got a email reaming my out for what I had done.

A few weeks latter a USB update came out with the EXACT Clie changes I had made, but with all the "updated" Copyright (Gpl of course) with my name being removed.

Some of these guys are PURE EGOTISTICAL DICKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FAIL

I've had .....

the GREAT pleasure of fsking about in Lennart Poettering other hell on earth creation "PulseAudio".

Think systemd , but for sound, but probably be part of systemd in some point in the future ...

I think he really is an Employee of MicroSoft in disguise ... or a total asshat .....

Wheelie bad end to 2019 for Canyon Bicycles as hackers puncture IT systems

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Facepalm

OMG !!!

"We have also emailed a bunch of questions to the HQ in Germany as no telephone number is available."

The've encrypted their phones too!!!

GCHQ: A cyber-what-now? Rumours of our probe into London Stock Exchange 'cyberattack' have been greatly exaggerated

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Coat

Re: I'm very familiar with the matter

Isn't that the T&A Publication ?

It's 2019 so, of course, this Wells Fargo employee accused of stealing customer cash posed with wads of dosh on Instagram, Facebook

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Facepalm

Gesss .......

Obviously not the brightest bulb on the tree .....

I guess he will be spending time with Bubba at the local holding pen this Christmas

Xbox Series X: Gee thanks, Microsoft! Just what we wanted for Xmas 2020 – a Gateway tower PC

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Holmes

Re: I used to have a PC case like that

Yeah, Looks like an OLD TIME ICE box from the 1920's,30's ....

Space Force is go, go, go! Because we have a child as President of the United States

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Coat

Re: She's back

COME ON YOU APES, YOU WANNA LIVE FOREVER ?!?!?!?!

Welcome to the Roughnecks, Trumps RoughNecks !

Since the FCC won't act, Congress finally moves on robocalls by passing half-decent TRACED Act

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Coat

And in other NEWS:

president Trump has announced his company is building 2 HUGE call center skyscrapers in India and Nigeria ....

Irish eyes aren't smiling after govt blows €1m on mega-printer too big for parliament's doors

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Holmes

Re: That's some printer there

At that price, they may pass a rule that says ALL government offices will have to use IT as their printer ..

Wonder how the travel cost and time will get reimbursed ?

Space-wrecks: Elon's prototype Moon ferry Starship blows its top during fuel tank test

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Facepalm

Re: "anomaly"

That's what SHE said ....

Video-editing upstart bares users' raunchy flicks to world+dog via leaky AWS bucket

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Facepalm

Re: What sort of idiot...

Well, If you happen to see Jon Hung Lo, will you let me know ?

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Coat

Re: What sort of idiot...

Did they publish a list of users yet, Just asking for a friend .....

Linux kernel is getting more reliable, says Linus Torvalds. Plus: What do you need to do to be him?

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Coat

Such As ......?

Oh, yeah the bastard son of Hades called systemd .....

IBM: Why yes, Red Hat is doing great. Thanks for asking. The rest of Big Blue? Sure, wait – someone's at the door...

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Coat

Re: Ginni's cunning plan...

You mean the parasite of an OS inside another OS ?

We're free in 3... 2... 1! Amazon unhooks its last Oracle database, nothing breaks and life goes on

Ima Ballsy
IT Angle

Re: Informix to Postgres ...

Had to go back to our intervals timeline ..

Started POC conversion Jan 2016, finished March 2016 (Includes writing conversion programs and scripts (90 days of about 6 hours a day).

Ran testing conversion August 2016 - April 2017, which included testing BY Q&A (off and on - a lot of testing done by Q&A)

Converted our first court instance May 2017. Completed all conversions of 20 existing courts by December 2017.

So, it would be safe to say 1 person converted a enterprise system to Postgres by themselves in less than a man year

Most of the work I automated with python (Hey, I'm a lazy programmer / DBA - what can I say ...)

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Facepalm

Re: Informix to Postgres ...

Sorry, heads down in writing python programs to generate Web pages from Postgres tables for FLASK.

Anyway, it was 500,000 USD to 1,000,000USD (Half to a full Million) depending on what options we wanted.

They even quoted a power based appliance instead of the VMWARE license for close to the high figure ....

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Holmes

Informix to Postgres ...

I did a Informix to Postgres conversion for a branch of our state government.

IBM wanted us to continue to run Informix on a Mainframe at a cost of about 5,000.00 USD per month,

or by a 'Core' VMWARE license for 5000,000 - 1,000,000 one time plus maintenance.

It took me about a year to do the conversion and testing. About 230 tables converted, 80 functions and 175 triggers.

Did most of the work writing python programs to convert about 70 - 80% of the stuff for me.

Hope this gives you an idea.

From what the forums say, converting from Oracle to Postgres is not that big of a deal ..

Seagate, WD mull 10-platter HDDs as pitstop before HAMR, MAMR time

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Coat

More ....

Porn ... less time ....

The D in Systemd is for Directories: Poettering says his creation will phone /home in future

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Holmes

Re: I'm lost. What is being solved with this massively complex and flawed mechanism?

....or more along the lines of:

"Since my system d shit ain't working right and I don't know how to make it fucking work, I'll throw more shit on the pile of stink and make people love me more !!!"

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Pint

Upvoted ....

Wanted to say how it seems he wants to rule the world ...but you succulently phrased all the good bbits ...

You look like a fungi. Got mushroom in your life to build stuff with mycelium computers?

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Holmes

Talk about ....

environmentally friendly !! If you screw up your die, you can just chop it up and server it on your salad !!!!

How do you do, fellow kids? Facebook now Boomerbook as British oldies outnumber teens

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Windows

Re: Hey, remember the 2000s?

Hmmm ... how about news groups

They are still around .....

Army Watchkeeper drone flopped into tree because crew were gazing backwards

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Coat

And then a few days latter the email arrives:

" am well aware lwatchkeeper ŏne ŏf your pass. Lets get right to the purpose. No ŏne has paīd me to invėstīgatė àbout you. You do not know me and you're probàbly thinking why yoũ're gėtting thīs email?

ī plàced a software on the X vids (pornŏgraphy) web-sīte and guess what, yŏu visitėd thīs website tŏ hàve fun (yŏũ know whàt ī mėan). When yŏu were watching video clips, your internėt brŏwsėr started ŏũt working as a Remŏte control Desktop with a key logger which prŏvided mė access to yoũr display screen and càm. Right after that, my software obtained your complete contacts from yoũr Messenger, sŏcīal networks, and e-maīlaccount. àfter that i màde à doublė vīdeo. Fīrst part dīsplays the video yŏu were viewing (yŏũ have a good taste lmao), and second pàrt shows the view of your wėb camera, yea its you.

You wīll have a pàir ŏf choīces. Wė wīll rėàd each of these choīces in details:

First alternative is to disregard thīs e-mail. Consėquently, i wīll send your video tŏ just àbout àll of yoũr cŏntàcts ànd thus think abŏũt regarding thė awkwardness you will sėe. Not tŏ forget if yŏũ are in a loving relàtiŏnshīp, how it wŏuld affect?

Lattėr solutīŏn shoũld be to compensate me $1346 USD. i will call it à donation. in thīs case, i wīll withoũt delay eliminatė yoũr videotape. You can go on yŏur wày of life like thīs never tŏŏk plàce and you never wīll hear bàck again from me.

Yŏũ wīll màkė thė pàymėnt via Bitcŏin (if yŏu don't know this, search for 'how to bũy bitcoin' īn Google).

BTC àddress:

13jz1hv4pXd6dd5JJd9rXqtLbgfZxQGCte

[CaSe SėNSiTiVe copy and paste it]

in case yoũ are thinking of gŏing to the law, look, this email message can not be traced back to mė. i hàve deàlt wīth my actions. ī am just not àttemptīng tŏ chargė a feė a huge àmount, i just want to be pàīd for. Yŏu now have 48 hours in order to màke the payment. i'vė a specific pixėl īn this e maīl, ànd at this moment i knŏw that yŏu have read thīs emaīl. īf i dŏ nŏt get the BītCoins, i wīll definàtėly sėnd ŏũt your video to all of your cŏntacts īnclũding members of yoũr famīly, co-workėrs, ànd màny ŏthers. Howevėr, if i do get paīd, ī'll destroy the recording immedīatėly. This is the nonnegotiàblė offer, and thus do not waste my time and yours by replying to this email. if you really wànt proof, rėply with Yėà! then i wīll sėnd your video rėcording tŏ yŏur 11 friėnds. "

Pat Gelsinger vows to upgrade VMware's once 'bad' open-source rep to the 'very' best by 2021

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Mushroom

Oh shit ......

My head exploded. I feel like I've just read an Oracle Licensing agreement .....

Biz forked out $115k to tout 'Time AI' crypto at Black Hat. Now it sues organizers because hackers heckled it

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Pint

Re: Crown Sterling?

Naw .... I keep seeing Crown Royal and reaching for a glass ....

Dion? He off: HP Inc CEO Weisler quits over 'family health matter', Lores will be High-res

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Holmes

Yeah, but ....

"Enrique Lores, president of HP’s imaging, printing and solutions group, will become chief exec following Weisler's departure."

HP NEW support line under Mr. Lores:

"We're sorry your computer quite working, but you need to go to HP store and buy some genuine HP CPU cycles to continue running properly ..."

Now you see them... IBM made over 800 UK jobs vanish in 2018 despite improving fortunes

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Unhappy

And ....

That's gone to $hit as well.

Lucky to have a 1GB, 1GB internet connection and it takes FOREVER to load weather.com

WeWork filed its IPO homework. So we had a look at its small print and... yowser. What has El Reg got itself into?

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WTF?

Damnnn .....

"bigger pile of cash for your delight, delectation, and possibly retirement."

A first reading I saw defecation instead of delectation ...... And make some smarmy remark as how's this a shitty article.

But after reading the full article, again, I find that the idea itself is really shitty, so I mentally am keeping the erroneous interpretation ...

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