181 posts • joined 21 Jun 2010
Out of paper
I was called to fix a printer that wasn't feeding paper. The user pointed at the paper tray, saying "it says it's out of paper but it isn't". I opened the printed, extracted the jammed paper from the fusing unit, and it sprang back into life.
"You might have worked that out for yourself, had you not changed the printer UI to Norwegian", I said, on my way out.
Re: Read your links much?
...or even the SMT problems we talked about with Skylake last month: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/25/intel_skylake_kaby_lake_hyperthreading/
Chips have bugs, film at 11. Might be worth seeing if AMD can patch this bug in microcode (assuming it is their fault). You'll be a long time waiting for a faultless chip of this complexity though.
Re: watering hole attacks?
The idea is that you wait for your prey to come to you: so rather than send phishing mails to their place of work, you target weak spots where they may turn up. For example, web forums where they might hang out, manufacturer sites, etc.
Mine's a pint in my local with the compromised Wi-fi.
Re: There is a simple solution
"and that is go and get the stuff for youself. Even go to other supermarkets. It isn't the end of the world."
It isn't the end of the world but it is annoying to be stuck in waiting for a delivery that doesn't arrive. And your delivery is probably out on the road somewhere, so you can't cancel it. Twitter is a useful tool, not because your groceries are terribly important in the great scheme of things but because it's a good way to get corporates' attention when they don'thave enough staff to answer the damn phone.
Re: Price googing?
Going through the filing a bit: they have 40 000 students, and what Microsoft are saying is effectively "feel free to renew for another year". That works out at about $60 p.a. each, which is about what an Office 365 subscription costs. You would have thought they would have got a better discount but OTOH there are other unspecified items.
Closed on January 29, 2016 apparently.
Carlyle Group: https://www.carlyle.com/media-room/news-release-archive/carlyle-group-closes-veritas-acquisition
Re: Is an Australian even allowed to run for Parliament?
According to the parliament site: "A citizen of a commonwealth country who does not require leave to enter or remain in the UK, or has indefinite leave to remain in the UK".
So he might be eligible but more likely he is on a visa, which would have expired by now.
Re: NI number? Why?
It is a requirement that your lifetime dose records are taken. Yes, theoretically you could do it by assigning a separate unique lifetime number that all employers and providers of dosimetry service agree on. In practice, the NI number is it: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/irp2.pdf
Yes, mine too. Also innumerable henchmen who work in secret underground bases in a volcano will also doubtless have had their name and address disclosed.
"It always has been "innocent until proven guilty", and it has to stay that way, whatever you think of the offence or the people perpetrating it."
Sorry, but your argument is completely misguided. Innocent until proven guilty does not mean the burden of proof is on the prosecution on every point. Plenty of laws operate this way: for example, if the police stop you and ask to see your licence, you don't get to say "prove I don't have one". Likewise if you are speeding and claim it was because of an emergency, the police don't have to prove no emergency existed.
Re: Kingpin and man-in-the-middle attacks
" I thought 'money laundering' was taking the proceeds of someone elses drug business..."
That is the conventional meaning: however, you are pretty much committing a money laundering offence when you are a) a criminal, and b) using a bank. Or on a bad day just b).
In this case when you are have mules to withdraw the cash it's not even a stretch to add that as a charge.
Re: Though there is no English crime of "spoofing"
Lawyers for the US argued that whilst there isn't an exact equivalent under UK law, what he did amounted to fraud. The CPS probably couldn't make that stick but that isn't (legally speaking) reason enough not to extradite him.
Extradition ruling here:
It's not such a dumb question. The answer is it really depends whether you what you have now is an ancient VAX from the 80s, or a pile of Itanium blade servers with a few TB of RAM. If the former, you could probably replace it with emulation on a Raspberry Pi, the latter not so much.
The money, such as it is, is with the people who have ported from VAX to Alpha to Itanium and would prefer to move to x64 next, and forget the whole sorry Itanium business. I wish VSI luck - insourcing a product from India, and rehiring the senior engineers that HP laid off to give it some love deserves it.
Re: £100 a week for a year with Tesco's delivery service comes in at about £26,000 cheaper
Tesco and Unilever are big enough to look after themselves, and I'm sure they will find some settlement that leaves a reasonable margin for both parties. It's the small suppliers that are going to feel the squeeze.
If the point of JEA is that you can give operators limited access to carry out administrative tasks, then it's not really fit for purpose if you have a BOFH. Whether that is a big deal or not depends on important 'least privilege' is for you. I would think that only a small minority of organisations are going to be able to handle malicious insiders at all well.
"The USA doesn't have to show any solid evidence for wanting an extradition - whereas the UK has to quote chapter and verse (and the US generally refuses to extradite one of their citizens to the UK anyway)."
The first part is debatable: some people believe the treaty is lopsided but an official review said otherwise. The second part is complete nonsense: the US has never refused an extradition to the UK under the Act.
Re: Since when has it been illegal to use private browsing in the UK?
Sigh, it's all there in the article with links and everything; he had the restrictions imposed after an earlier conviction. SOPOs can be a bit heavy handed at times - it's hard to say in this case without knowing the unpleasant details of the original offence. Some restrictions on your liberty as a convicted sex offender aren't unreasonable in general though.