* Posts by Mike_G

12 posts • joined 24 Apr 2018

Britain has no idea how close it came to ATMs flooding the streets with free money thanks to some crap code, 1970s style


Re: Experienced tester.

The perks of being a FW engineer (I am aswell) :) Punching an any rule for you Laptop.

BOFH: You brought nothing to the party but a six-pack of regret


Re: When "Pot Luck" actually puts you on the pot...

I beg to differ:

I was young, going through my rebel phase and experimenting, cue Purple Microdots.

Running through a shopping precint aged about 16, crying my eyes out, shaking with feer, I run upto a Security Guard asking him to save me, dont let him eat me, proceeding to then piss myself and all over the floor in full view of everybody out doing some weekend shopping,

Having been in a place I wasnt sure off, on my own, and walking pasted McDonalds, I genuinly though Ham Burglur was going to eat me.

Luckily later experiences went alot better.

Oh chute. Two out of three ain't bad, right? asks Boeing after soft-ish crew module landing


Re: Martian satellite?

Nah, Marvin was black wasnt he?

What is this, 1989? Laplink is still a thing and wants to help with Windows 7 migrations


I agree, its a perfect time to start afresh and try and keep it clutter free.

I backup the important documents/family photos etc to several places. Encrypted archives on GDrive and iCloud, locally encrypted on a RAID1 NAS array thats unmounted when not backing up, and then on a RAID1 array in the PC.

I havnt lost a file since doing this, I know its not perfect but I leaned the hardware that copying to just another HDD isnt a backup, and even truer when its mounted.

600 armed German cops storm Cyberbunker hosting biz on illegal darknet market claims


Wouldnt be near Woking would it :)

Sky customers moan: Our broadband hubs are bricking it


So glad I don't use there Router, stuck a Cisco 887va in front of an old ASA to provide some extra protection.

They're BAAACK: Windows 10 nagware team loads trebuchet with annoying reminders to GTFO Windows 7


Personally, I went to Win10 as soon as it came out. The PC is used for the kids homework (They where brought up on Windows so it was no change to them), gaming and some IPTV streaming, same on my laptop. (My 15yr old son has a Macbook he can do what he wants on if they are in use) I don't actually get all the fuss

Yes you can say invasion of privacy, data slurp etc but lets face it, there are other bodies who know a lot more about me, and I don't think they really care about my porn habits.

Buffer overflow flaw in British Airways in-flight entertainment systems will affect other airlines, but why try it in the air?



' [Marco] knew the potential consequence of his actions and also is hopefully aware of the UK Computer Misuse Act.'

Does this apply if he is in International Airspace?

Spent your week box-ticking? It can't be as bad as the folk at this firm


They use an Oracle Database for stock

Adtech-for-sex biz tells blockchain consent app firm, 'hold my beer'


Do they do a package that keeps the misses away from me? Im a little sore and tired, woudl gladly pay for some sleep :)

I got 99 secure devices but a Nintendo Switch ain't one: If you're using Nvidia's Tegra boot ROM I feel bad for you, son


Re: Pwned? This is great!

You do realise that BBB (Big Blue Box) have dumped several ROMs as they have all the Master Keys upto 4 I beleive it is.


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