* Posts by ItWasn'tMe

35 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Dec 2018

Government by Gmail catches up with UK minister... who is reappointed anyway


Information classifications

Note that there are different levels of information classification. This is described on the following gov.uk website (public info).


So I doubt that anyone would go to prison for mishandling documents/information marked as just Official.

Ransomware puts New Mexico prison in lockdown: Cameras, doors go offline



BNC = Bayonet Navy Connector?

Yes, I know it really Bayonet Neill Concelman


Re: Wait, what?!

It is, but only to play tic-tac-toe.

And the winning entry for the Jumper of Windows Past is...


Blue scream of death

But only on a sunny day, and into the ocean.

China's hypersonic glider didn't just orbit Earth, it 'fired a missile' while at Mach 5


Load of hype if you ask me...

We're all at sea: Navigation Royal Navy style – with plenty of IT but no GPS


Capt Pugwash

References incoming in 3.. 2.. 1..

You can 'go your own way' over GDPR, says UK's new Information Commissioner


Re: the "United Kingdom is entitled to take Fleetwood Mac's advice and 'Go your Own Way'

We'll just expect the usual sordid Tango in the Night with our politicians.


Re: proviso

V good, have one on me, with or without a symbol on it...

Hey – how did you get in here? Number one app security weakness of 2021 was borked access control, says OWASP


Needs to be announced to music


Not sure if you left pondians have an equivalent tune?

Leaked Guntrader firearms data file shared. Worst case scenario? Criminals plot UK gun owners' home addresses in Google Earth


Re: Storage

No you can't.

The fixed barrel must be 30cm minimum.

Any moderater would be an addition to that overall length.

Likewise the 'stock' (common to be just a bar) is fixed to the firearm during manufacturing.

Subcontractors working on CityFibre's £45m Derby rollout threaten to 'rip up tarmac' in dispute over payments


Shit not happening

Be careful what you inline: Defunct video-hosting domain used to inject smut flicks into news articles, more


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Devilish plans for your next app update ensure they never happen – unless you start praying


Re: Ahhh

Would he always be taking the piss?

VMs were a fad fit for the Great Recession. Containers’ time has finally come


Re: If you had to start from scratch...

Namespaces anyone?

How much would you pay me to develop a COVID tracking app that actually works? Ah, thought so: nothing


Re: Tea....

Hmmm, is there an auditor qualification?

NHS Digital booking website had unexpected side effect: It leaked people's jab status


Queen of Carnage

One wonders if someone has branched out from her 'can't track and don't trace' day job?

1Password has none, KeePass has none... So why are there seven embedded trackers in the LastPass Android app?


Re: No need for such triffilings

Password1# surely.

Can't forget that outdated requirement to include a special character...

Pandemic? Check. World in peril? Check. CES is on? Check. So of course Bluetooth Smart Masks are now a thing


Is that the one where the mic gain goes up to 11?

This product is terrible. Can you deliver it in 20 years’ time when it becomes popular?


"A cheese and onion union jack tickler it is."

Sorry, not allowed to add as a url yet.


With so many cloud services dependent on it, Azure Active Directory has become a single point of failure for Microsoft


Re: I suggest "data centre"

"Digital fog" it is then..

Surprise! That £339 world's first 'anti-5G' protection device is just a £5 USB drive with a nice sticker on it


Re: Big savings! Now!

Don't you need some other gere (allegedly) as well?

Guess who’s laughing most of the way to the Splunk, despite revenue miss and nervous customers?


Re: "data being a luxury"

With many business IT products moving to only being offered as SaaS, The Cloud may become a necessary evil for some who wish to use such product / services.

Beer gut-ted: As many as '70 million pints' spoiled during coronavirus pandemic must be destroyed in Britain


Re: A.R.S.E

Could I suggest ARSE becomes a department, and make it a combined effort with the Redistribution And Transportation folks?


Resistance is futile: Some Cisco security appliances are ticking time bombs of fail thanks to faulty resistors


Counterfeit parts

I know of a similar issue with counterfeit parts (diodes) that entered the supply chain of major US telecom vendor in the early/mid 2000s (merged & bought twice since).

As a UK based engineer I had to visit our UK and Ireland staging areas and inspect products waiting to be sent to customer sites, as the company didn't know when (time frame) they were used in the manufacturing process.

BTW, these diodes were used in the -48v dc power circuits and would/could fail spectacularly! Hence icon.

Why should the UK pensions watchdog be able to spy on your internet activities? Same reason as the Environment Agency and many more


Wonder what the detection stat's are for that?

Something a bit phishy in your inbox? You can now email suspected frauds straight to Blighty's web takedown cops


Yep, drown it in false positives. Presumably the automation workloads have been specified to cater for this.

A paper clip, a spool of phone wire and a recalcitrant RS-232 line: Going MacGyver in the wonderful world of hotel IT


Interface poker

I'll see your RS-232 and raise with a V.35

It's us, only backwards. DXC registers new corporate entity: World, meet *drum roll* CXD Infrastructure Solutions



Could have followed Kubrick & Clarke's idea when IBM wouldn't play ball

LTO-8 tape media patent lawsuit cripples supply as Sony and Fujifilm face off in court


Long Time Overdue?

See title ^

Sex and drugs and auto-tune: What motivates a millennial perp?


The Reflex

Following the Barbarella reference I was expecting a Duran Duran clip at the end.

AI has automated everything including this headline curly bracket semicolon


Re: Robot journalism and ethics

Isn't that what an electric monk is for?

Gather round, friends. Listen close. It's time to list the five biggest lies about 5G


Re: The madness is everywhere

Ah, constructing the questions to get the desired answer. Do they really believe that such false/unrealistic assumptions won't be spotted at a later date?

Ah, this military GPS system looks shoddy but expensive. Shall we try to break it?


Re: Not only Military

Remember, stores are for storing...

NHS needs to pull its finger out and prep staff for future robotics, genomics, data-led healthcare


Re: Don't worry about the IT, what about the staff

Talking of which...


Expired cert... Really? #O2down meltdown shows we should fear bungles and bugs more than hackers


Re: Was this

Alternatively I have first hand experience of a UK telco that did act as a CA, but then managed to 'lose' the passphrase to their root cert! You couldn't make it up