* Posts by IGotOut

2038 posts • joined 29 May 2019

Bezos offers to knock $2bn off his bill to NASA to stay in the running for Moon contract

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Dear Astronaut.

How does it feel to be sent in a ship made by the lowest bidder.

In a complete non-surprise, Mozilla hammers final nail in FTP's coffin by removing it from Firefox

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Re: Root cause.

Yes because browsing a site then clicking a link is such a luser (how old are you?) thing to do. It is so stupid compared to browsing the site, right clicking and copying the link to get the address, opening up ftp client, setting all the required permissions and then downloading.

How's the crank handle on your car?

Watchdog slaps down Three's claims to be building the UK's 'fastest 5G network' – again

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Dear Goverment.

Please allow ASA to fine companies 10% of global turnover for misleading adverts. Failure to pay fine results in 1 year in prison for Marketing Directors, for both the company asking for the advert AND, if a 3rd party is involved, the director of the advertising company.

That should very quickly stop 90% of current adverts dead.

Ad tech ruined the web – and PDF files are here to save it, allegedly

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Re: Flash!

With Real Audio embed sound!

Verified: UK.gov launching plans for yet another digital identity scheme

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OK we get it....

Covid scams are so last year, so your Eton chums need a new shit load of cash for doing fuck all.

Where on Gartner's Hype Cycle is Gartner's Hype Cycle?

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Need to know...

Are IBM Watson and Oracle Cloud still the ones to onboard with?

(I feel so dirty saying "onboard")

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Re: AIBlockchainOps

AgileAIBlockchainMLLowCodeOps if you don't mind. You are sooooo last quarter.

Wanted: State-backed bandits planning cyberattacks on US infrastructure. Reward: $10m

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Re: I would have thought..

What?

You'll want to shut down the Windows Print Spooler service (yes, again): Another privilege escalation bug found

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Well businesses (or home) could disable on all pc's with no printer requirement.

In many places that could be a large percentage.

Yes it's not a fix (which as it says is on its way), but it reduces the attack surface.

Microsoft, Google, Citizen Lab blow lid off zero-day bug-exploiting spyware sold to governments

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And Chrome?

LibreOffice 7.2 release candidate reveals effort to be Microsoft-compatible

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Re: Why the same >?

Migrate 5000 people to a completely different UI and then come back.

Or those that use MS at work, then at don't want to have to completely change their way of working just to knock something of to the school.

United, Mesa airlines order 200 electric 19-seater planes for short-hop flights

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Great idea.

Now can we cancel hs2?

tsoHost pleads for 'patience and understanding' as sites borked, support sinkholed

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Oh I'm pretty sure what's happening...

Got an email a couple of months back that they are migrating from the "Cloud Hosting" platform back to cPanel... Oh and as result of this complusory change, you'll be paying more and getting less.

Welcome to GoDaddy.

I was with 5quid host who were utterly fatanstic, then they got bought by tso, and the support was average, then they in turn got bought by GD and now its shit.

Google fined €500m for not paying French publishers after using their words on web

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How it could play out.

Google: "We wont play, we'll take our ball back"

France "EU fancy stepping in?"

EU directive "*.doubleclick.com 0.0.0.0"

Google "Hey guys, we've found some spare cash, it's all just a silly misunderstanding"

G20 finance ministers agree plan to make multinationals pay their 'fair share' of tax

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Re: Surely they knew?

It OK, some of us haven't forgotten when Dublin was one of the largest slave ports in the world's and the residents would raid "English" towns to pick up new slaves, steal the goods and burn the villages to the ground.

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Re: Realities?

Ahhh, must be from the USA where a fairer society = communist.

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EU backs it...

Well most of it.

Oddly Ireland, the big tech tax haven, decided not to back it.

Wierd that.

With a straight face, Putin agrees to do something about ransomware coming out of Russia, apparently

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Anyone else noticed that manfrommars' posts are 95% coherent on this topic (but still make no sense) ?

I guess Mars is a place in Russia.

Richard Branson uses two planes to make 170km round trip

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Re: Miserable and small minded

Branson also makes out he was this poor student dropout who did everything off his own back.

He just forgets the part he had incredibly wealthy parents.

To qoute Pulp.

"But still you'll never get it right

'Cause when you're laid in bed at night

Watching 'roaches climb the wall

If you called your dad he could stop it all."

Suck on this: El Reg forces dog hair, biscuit crumbs, and disconcertingly sticky stains down two mini vacuums

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Re: The most unbelievable thing in the entire article

Maybe he had a gate to the back garden they could throw it over.

US offers Julian Assange time in Australian prison instead of American supermax if he loses London extradition fight

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Re: Out of the loop here

He skipped bail.

That is a crime regardless of the case against him. As he slipped bail, he immediately became a flight risk, so this so called "British-Guantanamo" (which it is nothing like) is entirely his own fault.

Linux Foundation celebrates 30 years of Torvalds' kernel with a dry T-shirt contest

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Is...

it OK to have a tag / word cloud og expletives? Just thinking I'd appeal to Linus directly.

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Re: Tongue in cheek

Just don't use Helvetica

Microsoft defends intrusive dialog in Visual Studio Code that asks if you really trust the code you've been working on

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Cookie consent

Was a EU Privacy Directive requirement. GDPR just happens to cover it as well.

Three-dozen US states plus DC sue Google over Play Store's revenue cut, payment system, and more

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Some parts win and lose.

It would be hard to say its a closed system, as its not, but then the parts such as not allowing competing adverts, is clearly an abuse.

Then there is the binary blob. That should be banned out right.

Oi! Our British Airways data breach compo sueball is still going, shouts rival law firm

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Confidential settlement.

Enough to buy a new Ferrari and house for each of the lawyers and £1.27p to share amongst the claimants.

Jackie 'You have no authority here' Weaver: We need more 50-somethings in UK tech

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Or the flip side, the company they have worked for for 20 years flat out refuses to help those retrain.

Why bother when you can get a freshly qualified kid out of uni for 1/4 the price.

Of course when they get stumped how to sling 4 bits of theoretically incompatible kit together by different manufacturers, that cost saving is not so useful.

Evidence planted on laptops of jailed Indian activists, says forensics firm Arsenal Consulting

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Re: YAY! Another evil dictatorship!

It's OK. So long as they provide cheap labour, they will still be our besties.

Quantum Key Distribution: Is it as secure as claimed and what can it offer the enterprise?

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Re: Abe Lincoln knew the truth about QKD.

The same militarys that bought bomb detector wands? Or Universities that get scammed over and over again? Sane for goverments (covid payments anyone?

Being big and having money doesn't make you smart.

Disco classic Rasputin and pop anthem revealed as reasons Twitter suspended Indian politicians

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Re: I have a button/badge from the '70s ...

Wasn't that a Evangelical Christian thing+

The wheels come off Formula 1's notification service as fans plied with attacker's messages

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Should of been...

"Watch Formula E... More exciting. "

Dedicated (Local) Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service to grow almost 1000 per cent in five years

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Re: OMG!

No, not a server, a cluster.

Things that needn't be said: Don't plonk a massive Starlink dish on the hood of your car

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This is a disgrace...

... it's in California so clearly they are a disruptor, the next Zuckerberg or Bezos. Just you wait!

NHS England staff voice concerns about access controls on US spy-tech firm Palantir's COVID-19 data store

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Good job...

... We don't have an arse kissing career politician running the Department of Health now.

Phew.

IBM President and former Red Hat boss Jim Whitehurst quits

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Resonates with our customers...

... In the same way brown noise does.

Digital rights org claims cyberattacks against Filipino media outlets come from government and army

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Thank <diety>

The USA has taken such a strong stance against such oppressive governments.

Otherwise some may link the complete inaction with the huge US military presence in the region, but no, they are are taking a very firm stance in this matter. I hear they MAY be thinking of not inviting the embassy's cleaner's auntie to dinner next week as a show of strength.

DiDi, China’s Uber analog, booted from local app stores for data naughtiness

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Or y'know, the local governments, Apple and Google could get off the arses and check for themselves.

Richard Branson plans to trump Jeff Bezos by 9 days in billionaires' space race

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Re: Is it just me...

Yes it's just you that wants a tax dodging, making pointless "advances" for other extremely rich people to puss their money away on vanity projects while exploiting others.

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Is it to much to ask...

...they take off at the same time and meet somewhere in space....and by meet I mean converging at several thousand mph.

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And..

Can I have some of the tax payers money, despite not paying any myself?

Brit firm fined £200k for banging on about missold PPI in 11.4 million nuisance calls

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Re: There should be an app for that.

My phone flags up suspected spam.

I also actually go to the effort of reporting it to the carrier, takes all of 30 seconds.

IT manager who swindled Essex hospital trust out of £800k gets 5 years in prison

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Re: Barry Stannard

The court heard that Stannard has separated from his wife and the marital home... has been sold

Why won't you copper-ate? Openreach offers capped fibre line rental to wholesalers in bid to shift all that FTTP

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Re: I really hate this

I'd be happy with 1mb upload

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Re: 26M premises…

I guess I'm one of the left overs. Problem of being in the country side... Well a village of 4500 people with 3 large towns within 6 miles.

Still the country park over the river, population 0, has fibre.

Sigh.

Leaked print spooler exploit lets Windows users remotely execute code as system on your domain controller

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Re: Again?

On the flip side I was compltety unable to get a Samsung laser printer to work on Linux (garbage or nothing) . Going by all the forum posts, it was not unique to me.

Took less than 30 seconds on Windows...

So choose your poison.

UK arm of international charity the Salvation Army hit by ransomware attack

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Targeted?

Or just like 99.999% of cases, someone clicked on a dodgy link / attachment and then it was game over

This always-on culture we're in is awful. How do we stop it? Oh, sorry, hold on – just had another notification

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One reason I quit IT.

Now shit pay, but soon as I work out the door, my time.

Overtime? My choice, not theirs.

When free and open source actually means £6k-£8k per package: Atos's £136m contract with NHS England

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NHS wastage.

Large trust bought hundreds of Dyson fans, because... Errr, no idea. Now all sat in cupboards

Desktop support are not allowed to move a pc from one desk to another, that's facilties job. So IT unpatch, facilties move, IT repatch.

Old pc's, desks,chairs lockers, fridges, in fact every thing is scrapped. This us not even clinical areas.

Source:

Friends and relatives in IT, clinical and non-clinical roles.

UK artists seek 'luvvie levy' on new gadgets to make up for all the media that consumers access online

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Follow the money

So no money in streaming?

"In total, that meant the majors’ recorded music divisions collectively turned over $2.26bn from streaming in the fourth calendar quarter… which equates to $24.8m per day"

https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/its-happened-the-major-labels-are-now-generating-over-1m-every-hour-from-streaming/

Cross-discipline boffin dream team issues social media warning: FIX IT NOW!

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Meh.

We've survived the misinformation from religion for a few thousand years, I'm sure we'll be fine..

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