> The unnamed pair were both victims of crime, although one had been a suspect was well
I'm glad to hear about their good state of health!
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> Cloudflare noted that VM's authoritative nameservers are also hosted on AS5089, which explains the nameserver/ website outage.
All of them? Idiots. DNS 101: Always have at least one nameserver on a different network, ASN if possible.
No it wouldn't have helped the connectivity issues to whatever DNS was point at, but it would have allowed them to at least drop the TTL and repoint their website to a status page or something.
> I keep on getting bailiff threats for non TV license.
That surprises me, because last year I cancelled my TVL (avoiding using the L word in case I get it wrong and the AC above comes after me). Submitted the cancellation online, gave a reason that I don't watch any live services or any of the other crap they claim to have jurisdiction over. Think they had me print out and sign a form declaring the same and email back to them (edit: found below). They did send me one letter afterwards which I ignored but haven't heard anything from them since.
Maybe you need to fill this out: https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/telling-us-you-dont-need-a-tv-licence
It does say that's only valid for two years, but they're still getting ignored if they do start sending stuff again.
I've got an Apple Watch 2 on my wrist right now, as it is every day. It was first on the market in September 2016 and I purchased it in early 2017.
It still receives semi-regular updates and still functions perfectly for all I need it to do (activity monitor, music switching, notifications), and the battery still lasts well over a day, so I'm not sure where you are getting your information from.
Oh cool I'll just go and reinstall 2000 PCs with Linux over this weekend and suddenly have no industry-standard software applications for all of the employees to use, and no ability to centrally manage users, policies, restrictions etc. I'll then spend most of my time pissing about with randomly broken dependencies whenever I try and roll out out any updates, and look into my crystal ball every so often to determine when drivers for a perfectly usable device are going to stop working. Not to mention the man-hours, money and lost-productivity spent training the users and helpdesk.
I'm very pleased that you can do everything you need to do without Windows jake, but you are in a very small minority in the real world I'm afraid, however much you are about to protest it in your reply. Yes the world would be a better place if Linux was more mainstream, but it's nowhere near usable for anything larger than a small business and won't be for a long time.
>  As an aside: if these inference engines are trained on general internet traffic, does that mean we can say goodbye to the differences between their/there/they're, or your/you're, or other homonyms?
As well as increased instances of the horrendously annoying "fr fr" (which I thought was a French language codepage), "bussin" (presumably discussion about public transport) and "no cap" (I only wear a hat on holiday so not sure how this is relevant to normal discussion).
They were using IP addresses? To track location?
I’ve just turned off my VPN and it says i’m in Rochester. I’m not. Turn off my WiFi as well and it says i’m in West London. I’m not.
I guess they might be able to tell if a journalist and a staffer were on the same WiFi network, or they *might* be geo-mapping SSIDs like Google did, but surely there isn’t anywhere near enough accuracy to pinpoint these interactions?
Could it possibly be that their app has GPS permission and they’re using that? In which case why would any journalist worth their salt have TikTok installed on a device they left switched on while they met up with a staffer to get a story about TikTok?
Doesn’t make sense.
However, what they can also do with the email addresses from the database is use them to look up any records on older pwn lists and try those passwords. I'm sure some people will have used this new fangled password manager but somehow ended up with their normal password as the master.
Er, I thought this was hosted Exchange? Why are they blathering on about PST files when Exchange stores its mailbox database as EDB files, and not certainly separately for each mailbox?
I'm glad I bit the bullet years ago and bought the MS Action Pack for £350 as I am happily running my own Exchange 2016 server at home instead of relying on someone else's "cloud" solution (yes I'm still in the license terms - no a linux email server doesn't suit my needs). If I cock it up and don't take backups or don't take security seriously enough, I've only got myself to blame.