443 posts • joined 26 Nov 2009
Re: BBC Micros at college
We developed a password grabber, cracked the file storage system on the MASSIVE 20MB hard drive, and finished by obtaining a complete list of all user passwords!
I did exactly the same thing! Didn't get caught, but I was looked at with great suspicion by the staff.
Your RSS is grass: Mozilla euthanizes feed reader, Atom code in Firefox browser, claims it's old and unloved
I'm convinced I remember reading articles in the Reg about the testing and promotion of this aircraft, when there was a flight that plummeted several thousand feet because the fly-by-wire systems had an argument with themselves? Never been able to find the article since, but do remember my first 777 flight and telling my friend this, who had never flown before. Heh heh heh...
Came back to the UK on one yesterday, still prefer Airbus but you get what you pay for...
"the Pie upgrade can be performed in half an hour" - Certainly not in my experience, it took the best part of two hours. (Pixel XL Mk1)
Rather worryingly after using Google Pay last night, it got alarmingly hot and just vibrated when I pressed the power button. Eventually, I managed to get the screen to display and turn it off for a bit to let it cool down. Hopefully just a coincidence?
The BA Concord that's moored on top of Intrepid in New York (and looking a little out of place TBH) has tours that allow you to sit down (in the front row, where the Queen sat!) and also into the cockpit. There is a charge for it, but the person that did it was very knowledgeable about it and was happy to ask questions, although my friend and I were outnumbered by non-English speaking tourists, so we kind of had him to ourselves!
It's a shame. The customer posts to their page (especially the complaints, which was usually most of them) were always a fun read. And the lack of empathy from their "social media" team was pretty dire.
Most people would also keep moaning about their lack of Sunday roasts, with no engagement from JDW either.
On another note, the one near me still has a FB page so it's not trickled down totally.
I was staying in a hotel in Vietnam a couple of years ago and the WiFi had become a bit crappy. I only had a tablet with me, but I logged onto the gateway, guessed they hadn't changed the password, and wham, in I am to the config pages.
All I did was reset the thing which sorted out the problem, and I did deliberate if I should tell reception how bad their security was when checking out but decided not to. I didn't want to spend the next couple of weeks looking over my shoulder...
Flying back to Manchester from Dubai last year somebody had decided to park a Ryanair jet on the gate we were supposed to take, meaning a good 45 minute wait before it toddled off.
I'm assuming Manchester doesn't have the ability to take more than one A380 at a time? With Emirates doing three flights MAN-DXB a day already, I can only assume they will have to modify things at the airport if another carrier wants to start using them?
Stump Hole Cavern
Am I the only one thinking of this sketch?
"We are of course part of a much wider network of caves that riddle the entire county, including the much larger Redscar Cavern located half a mile to the west. A trifle flashy for my taste I have to say, with their gift shop, granary style cafeteria, and one hundred percent safety record all over their promotional literature. But there you go. Now if we stay in single file we’ll make our way into the main cavern. I do think it’s worth noting that Redscar were served with a council notice, ordering them to replace 115 yards of faulty wiring. Put it this way – I wouldn’t like to get caught down there in a thunderstorm, and no amount of trilobites in Perspex or stegosaurus shaped pencil tops is going to change that.
"I myself am not fond of the darkness – I sleep with the lights on now. It’s in the darkness I see the boy’s face. Eyes protruding, tongue out…black.
or you can steal one and put someone else's plate on a car. People don't do that because it's illegal.
Except, well, people do. Because if you are going to do something nefarious having a false set of plates is the least of your problems.
The kind of person wanting to do stupid things with a drone near an airport will probably think the same way.
One of the hotels I stayed in whilst travelling around Vietnam had the default username and password on the router, I kept logging in as admin and rebooting it when things got clogged up.
I was going to tell them when I checked out, but had second thoughts due to a surprisingly well built Vietnamese gentleman working reception that morning...
Other sources are also available...
What we're finding is a large number of fake ecommerce sites that are scraping content from websites, including ours, and passing them off as real.
Some of these sites "sell" our own brand products. We had a case this morning where we are out of stock in one size but a customer got in touch with us and said "Well, www.whatever-site-that-is-only-registered-for-a-year-and-has-an-odd-domain-name. has it for sale, how come you don't when you make it?"
Before the Interwebs, an English cleaner was working in a TV station in Australia where they were rehearsing an obit on the Queen's death. On hearing this, she rang her mother who still lived in the UK with the news.
Mother then rings local radio station to ask if they can confirm the Queen had died. Who duly broadcast such news...
(might have been about '93 as I was working in the media sector then)
Does anyone care? Does anyone really pay attention to the domain that is shown from search engine results? (I'm talking the general public here though.) The only one I thought had legs was .bank to be run by a registrar that would only register them to known financial institutions (though the Nationwide's on both sides of the Atlantic might have had to scrap it out in the car park). The rest, just a money grab for ICANN.