* Posts by HashimFromSheffield

15 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Aug 2018

Intel interrupts work on $25B Israel fab, citing need for 'responsible capital management'


If you have to take your PR playbook from the mindset of teenage girl, then you've probably run out of solid arguments and are trying to distract (others and yourself) from the fact you're on the wrong side of history. A hint, to see what sane people see when reading your comment: replace Israel in your comment with Nazi Germany, or Russia, or any other genocidal occupying state. They all have lots of "haters".


Re: Wasn't a good idea

Ah yes, the 1967 borders that were created by the Israelis "winning" a "war" on the poor country that the British had installed them to in 1947, a country which already had a population of Arabs, Jews and Christians living in peace together for almost a thousand years. Remind us what those pre-1947 borders looked like.

Pentester says he broke into datacenter via hidden route running behind toilets


Re: The Security Was Possibly Via a Screwdriver

I'm curious - what kind of consultant? And would you recommend it as a career?

Locked up: UK's Labour Party data 'rendered inaccessible' on third-party systems after cyber attack


Re: My partner used to be a member

Nothing to do with him consistently and dogmatically being painted as unelectable over 5 years by almost every mainstream paper in the country then, all of whom unsurprisingly oppose higher tax rates for corporations? You should look at the several LSE studies on media coverage of Corbyn and just how bent it was. And what exactly do you think his influence over the current Labour party, that all but ousted him and has since been "led" by Starmer, is?


Re: Who is this 'third party'?

Where have you been living? That social democratic version of the Labour Party died when Blair was elected. It might have had a chance to be resurrected if Corbyn had been elected, but for some reason The S*n (censored because I'm from Sheffield and that name is almost as offensive as it is in Liverpool) papers were trying to convince us that would have been catastrophic for the nation. Still, I am glad things as they're going are so much less catastrophic.

Um, almost the entire Scots Wikipedia was written by someone with no idea of the language – 10,000s of articles


In keeping with the incompetence of the people behind Wikipedia

Not at all surprising from Wikipedia. These are the same people whose "Sockpuppet Investigations Team", supposedly their best of the best, closed down my Wikipedia account and banned me (and some other poor bastard) from editing because they suspected me of being a sockpuppet of that account, based on one edit I had made within minutes of that user. It was one of the few meaningful Wikipedia edits I'd ever made and certainly convinced me that trying to contribute my time for the good of the community was a fool's errand.

UK Information Commissioner OKs use of phone data to track coronavirus spread


Re: Wedge

Let's not just jump to conclusions, he could just be a drug dealer

Open-source, cross-platform and people seem to like it: PowerShell 7 has landed


As someone who started out scripting with CMD and Batch and now mainly works in Bash, I could never stand Powershell's syntax. Seems ridiculously verbose and convoluted, not to mention symbol-heavy.

The time PC Tools spared an aerospace techie the blushes


Re: Ever let bored fingers do the typing, only to be horrified by the results?

> Implying President Dunning-Krueger has the cognitive ability or self-awarenes to be horrified by anything he says or does.


Re: Not me personally...

Modern GNU implementations have the --no-preserve-root switch especially to prevent this.

£10k offer to leave firm ASAP is not blackmail, Capita told by judge


Re: Not Blackmail?

I'm gonna be the one to ask. What company? I'd like to read up on this case.

ICO to probe facial recog amid concerns UK cops can't shake their love for unregulated creepy tech


Re: Significant effort and investment to make it work consistently

I liked the second one better.

Zip it! 3 more reasons to be glad you didn't jump on Windows 10 1809


Re: Regressions

If you think these few bugs are so numerous, you obviously haven't been keeping up to date with the history of Apple's High Sierra update. There are entire forum threads on macrumors.com documenting each one as it appears, one of which I had to personally add, and most of which have gone unfixed. Windows, as of yet, has nothing on Apple's record for bugs, it just gets more flak for the few it does amass because most techies don't like Microsoft.

Congrats from 123-Reg! You can now pay us an extra £6 or £12 a year for basically nothing


As far as I can tell the structure is specifically:

123Reg > Host Europe Group > GoDaddy

Tsohost > Paragon Internet Group > Host Europe Group > GoDaddy

HEG - the parent company behind 123Reg - acquired Paragon - the parent company behind Tsohost - in 2015, and so both were acquired by GoDaddy when GoDaddy acquired HEG in 2016. No other reason for mentioning this other than this it's good for things like this to be more transparent than they are, and also it vaguely interests me. But yes, GoDaddy owns both 123Reg and Tshost (as well as Heart Internet and a few other relatively popular ones), and the only things separating them are 3 and 4 levels of hierarchy, respectively.

FBI boss: We paid at least $1.2m to crack the San Bernardino iPhone


Re: Please lose this - loser!

Congratulations. Dismissed just over a year later.