* Posts by El Al

6 posts • joined 22 Feb 2019

Planes, fails and automobiles: Overseas callout saved by gentle thrust of server CD tray

El Al

Re: airport security

The SwissTech Utili-Key has served me well and I have yet to lose one to airport security. It just sits on your keyring, looking like a key. A useful little blade, small flat and crosshead screwdrivers, and it will get you into a beer bottle too :) Recommended.

Town admits 'a poor decision was made' after baseball field set on fire to 'dry' it more quickly

El Al

Re: Us Kiwis...

If you start your query with allintext: , Google restricts results to those containing all the query terms you specify in the text of the page.


Are you sure you've got a floppy disk stuck in the drive? Or is it 100 lodged in the chassis?

El Al

Re: Drive head cleaning disks

No but I do recall the customer whose backup was failing every week - they had a cleaning tape which was clearly labelled "Tuesday"...

PuTTY in your hands: SSH client gets patched after RSA key exchange memory vuln spotted

El Al

Re: PuTTY's days are numbered

If you miss it that badly, go out and buy Van Dyke's excellent SecureCRT. I've been using it (mostly on Windows) for nearly 20 years now and always much preferred it to PuTTY.

Secret mic in Nest gear wasn't supposed to be a secret, says Google, we just forgot to tell anyone

El Al

Re: Don't be........

Yes, it's a difference of scope.

Someone has to have eyes on that gatepost (even if it's via StreetView :-) ).

Accepting that everyone knows all your business was a different proposition when that meant the 300 people you would meet in your whole lifetime.


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