* Posts by C_D

17 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Sep 2019

BOFH: The company survived the disaster recovery test. Just. The Director's car, however...


Seems a bit unreal... I mean what kind of REAL disaster doesn't have at least a couple of fatalities - Boss, Director at least if not the CEO?

A few beancounters electrocuted?

Some helldesk personnel locked in the bog?

Bunch of auditors taken on a roller coaster ride in the Lift from Hell?

Remember the FBI's promise it wasn’t abusing the NSA’s data on US peeps? Well, guess what…


Why are they even keeping the data? They should just give it to Facebook - at least they try hard to keep it secure (while simultaneously increasing shareholder value using it)

Father of Unix Ken Thompson checkmated: Old eight-char password is finally cracked


Re: I have to thank ken for my passwords

And the more annoying ones encased in a block of concrete, sunk to the bottom of the Thames. Yes.



FTC fines Facebook $5bn for making users believe they actually had control over their data


Third largest IPO, First largest fines. Looks good.

Or maybe shareholders of a morally bankrupt enterprise should be made PERSONALLY liable for the legal & compliance incompetence of the enterprise.

Microsoft has made an Android phone. Repeat, Microsoft has made an Android phone. A dual-screen foldable mobe not due until late 2020


Clamshell flashbacks anyone

Microsoft changes encryption, another D-Link bug, phishing dangers, and more


Someone's making a lot of money. Time is ripe for an influx of UK contractors bugged by IR35

How to lose a UK contractor in 10 days: Make them commit after upcoming IR35 tax upheaval, apparently



In more ways than one. "Oh you want to work in the UK? Go fish!"

A Good BOFH just now would convert their companies holdings into Euros and Pounds and whatnot just to keep the gravy train rolling

YouTuber charged loads of fans $199 for shoddy machine-learning course that copy-pasted other people's GitHub code


That must be a typo. It's "Silly Con Valley"

Quic! Head to the latest Chrome version and try out HTTP/3


Unstable is right

In fact, unstable enough to cauterize parts of your operating system - though the blood curdling effect appears limited to Macs (ref /var-sectomy on el reg)

Time to check in again on the Atari retro console… dear God, it’s actually got worse


Oh, and nobody's asking for a refund

Anyways courts all over the world have better things to do than regulate the lies of an over-promising, under-delivering shart (one of many) - so why trouble the law with any of this?

Or maybe people will NOW decide to get off their backside and class action their monies back.

Two years ago, 123-Reg and NamesCo decided to register millions of .uk domains for customers without asking them. They just got the renewal reminders...


Re: Cheeky sods

Please do, we look forward to seeing the story unfold on BBC :)


The only brand that'll buy these domains is FCUK (french connection). Most others will likely toss them in the bin along with a bunch of other cctlds and gtlds.

Call-center scammer loses $9m appeal in stunning moment of poetic justice


Re: Actual effect?

I suppose options like Skype account + VPN may exist.

It's not used now-a-days since most things are taken care of by email. Talk about a security hole!



Or ship him to the moon or something. I'm an Indian and this whole scam & trial is an insult. Such scum shouldn't be allowed on this planet.

I'm sure India (I know I speak for the entire country) doesn't really want him back... I mean what would we do with him?

Correction: Last month, we called Zuckerberg a moron. We apologize. In fact, he and Facebook are a fscking disgrace


Why bother asking the spokesperson

You KNOW they're just going to throw another bag of lies your way.