* Posts by Ceyarrecks

23 publicly visible posts • joined 20 Apr 2020

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


Wait, what?!

sooo,.. they connect their INTERNAL security to,... the,.. Internet!?

why? so the Warden can log in from home and check on the residents?!

next everyone will connect their Loo to the Internet,.. and opps,.. RANDSOMWARE! and all your deposits get forced back up the drain,...

LAPD cops who preferred playing Pokémon Go to tackling robbery can be fired, appeals court rules



this Pokemon incident will live in INFAMY!

nothing can EVER be said to justify or remove it.

I wonder, off hand, if these now fired Mall cops will get hired by the company that makes Pokemon,... hmm,...

The Ghost of Windows Past haunts a street corner in Bermondsey


easy fix:

problem reading sector(s) on Hard Disk Drive?

easy fix:

GRC.com SPINRITE will, Will, WILL fix said hard drive,... or restore it enough to recovere important files,...

if MicroFlaccid is only now mentioning problem, since no preventative maintenance has ever been done, might be too far gone at this point,...

OH! Discovery! THAT was the plan all along! haHA!

raise them to never take care of anything,...

then when all fails,...

oh. darn. guess you have to buy all new replacements. (as the OEMs drool with $£¥ flashing hungrily in their eyes)

Will I inhale coronavirus at this restaurant? There’s an app for that


Easier Q to answer,...

Do they have adequate (read: noticeable) ventilation?

Ventilation defined as the rate where internal, stagnant, stale, infected air is exchanged with fresh, clean, filtered air from outside.

oh! I keep forgetting,... none actually CARE about the health of their visitors to invest in that bit of infrastructure,

just give them your £$¥ and be on your way,...

Virgin Media fined £50,000 after spamming 451,000 who didn't want marketing emails



so, what did the Virgin Media customers do to deserve this fine? Ought not any "fines" be directed solely to the VM CEO & Board members personally,... whom are overall responsible for said company and approved said privacy policy?

Cisco uses its ThousandEyes to build internet outages map


Interestingly Subtle Bravado, eh?

and the obviously Q is: how do they get this information?" exactly like MicroFlaccid's "telemetry" in winX et al., where they both know when you sit down, they know the consistency, they know when you flush, when you stand up,... the exact number of knickers in the wash,... they know which ones have streaks; feel comforted yet by their ever progressively invasive breach of YOUR privacy?

Another 100 space tourists buy a ride from Virgin Galactic: $25k of that ticket deposit is 'non-refundable'


Real Life Example?

in case anyone needs another Real Life example of "a fool and their $£¥ are soon parted."

Facebook ditches its creepy, controversial robot – yes, its facial-recognition AI


FoIA anyone?

I wonder how hard it would be to find out to whom FriendFace gave copies of those billion of images PRIOR to hitting the DEL key,...

Good Grief! Ransomware gang has only gone and pwned the NRA – or so it claims



seemingly a vast portion of the NRA's members are Republicans,

which are those same ones whom scream vaguely Biblical principles to justify their actions.(Pharisee, much?)

Yet having forgotten, or never read to begin with, that which is written: "Vengeance is MINE, sayeth the Lord." or even "The wrath of Humans worketh NOT the Righteousness of God."

Additionally, their PR statement of "protect information" is quite correctly read as "hide our activities" or rephrased as "Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed."

funny that,... nothing new under the Sun and all,...

Sovereignty? We've heard of it. UK government gives contract to store MI5, MI6 and GCHQ's data to AWS



in a statement I think will be easily understood: "So, you are storing /your/ Crown Jewels,... in someone's Coffers." What could possibly go wrong,...

Florida man accused of breaking Mastodon's open-source license with botched social network launch


Excellent Article Format Reg! :D

Seriously Excellent! a suburb means of informing of current events, all without using the name of a certain RumpRoast in any part of the article!

Missouri governor demands prosecution of reporter for 'decoding HTML source code' and reporting a data breach


as Expected,...

very appropriate quip on part of TheReg regarding "Salus populi suprema lex esto" which actually IS Missouri's state motto on their State Seal(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salus_populi_suprema_lex_esto). And as expected, epic-level hypocrisy from a GQP Liar,.. i mean Politician.

Windows terminates here. Please remember to finish setting it up on arrival


Re: Is it just me?

yeah,... just so it is known, services CAN be disabled: https://www.blackviper.com/service-configurations/black-vipers-windows-10-service-configurations/

but as observed over the last few decades, MicroFlaccid is ever incrementally moving the shackles closed around of necks of 'Doz users. "So you want to log into YOUR pc? Please update your Subscription with a valid CC to continue,..." (or no files for Ju!)


Is it just me?

Is it just me who marvels at the stunning incompetence (laziness? malice?!) of those who leave 'Doz OS with EVERYTHING enabled, regardless of if it is needed or not?!?!?!?! i.e. disabling the (default-enabled) WLAN AutoConfig Service even when there are ZERO wireless adapters installed or ever expected to be installed in said system; et al.

LAN traffic can be wirelessly sniffed from cables with $30 setup, says researcher


Easy Fix,...

Just drape a few hundred feet/meters of (unshielded)UTP around walls of server room with a dummy PC continuously transferring/playing a superfluous file (Never Going to Give You Up?) to another dummy PC, both connected to a isolated switch. Thus one has misdirection, and built-in offense for anyone who would go through the effort. ALL other cables remain [SHIELDED]STP. For extra credit, if in pre-planning for server room, how about aluminum-dust-imbued paint?

We have some sad news about Facebook. It has returned to the internet after six-hour mega outage


Funny thing about zombies,.. they always seem to get back up pining for,... BRAAAIIINNNNSS.

Privacy purists prickle at T-Mobile US plan to proffer people's personal web, app pursuits to ad promoters



as a Sprint WISP user, I used my credentials to log into tmob account page and the bottom of the page (https://www.t-mobile.com/dns) displays a most REVEALING line of text: "Do Not Sell My Personal Information on websites or apps where you are logged in with this account [x]" Note how specific it is? Note how useless their statement is based on that line of text? is anyone surprised?

Planespotters’ weekends turn traumatic as engine pieces fall from the sky in the Netherlands and the US


Re: RE: engine failure

"light touch" regulation? you mean like the same "regulation" effect recently seen in Texas? the same (purposeful lack of) "regulation" seen over the last four years in the u.s.? the same lack of "self-governance" from certain groups in the u.s. as encouraged by those who for any amount of campaign contribution will champion "light-touch" laws? those?

Biden projected to be the next US President, Microsoft joins rest of world in telling Trump: It looks like... you're fired


Thank you REGISTER! Your "®" at the end of the article brought me a much needed laugh! Guess you are also intimating we need to get the popcorn, butter, and salt ready for the remaining next two months of ... closing credits to play out,...

Moonshot: Making spaceships with Microsoft's refreshed HoloLens 2 nerd goggles


Micro$soft making spacecraft? rather suggests the theme song from Pluto Nash: "♫♪Bluuuue Mooon,...♫♪ of Death. BMoD.

Donald Trump extends ban on Huawei, ZTE telecoms kit in US companies to May 2021


if find this whole situation strange,.. why just ONE company's electronics? WHY not ALLLLLLLLL of the electronics that are "Made in China"?

Baby, I swear it's déjà vu: TalkTalk customers unable to opt out of ISP's ad-jacking DNS – just like six years ago


easiest fix: Hard code PC's DNS and DISABLE DNS Service. (,, [Cloudflare]; [Level 3];, [OpenDNS];, et. al.)

best fix: Pi-Hole (a self-contained personal DNS server) which is well worth the investment to setup the Raspberry Pi and Pi-Hole! Blocks WAY more crap then you know was even there,...