735 posts • joined 2 Aug 2012
"... individuals – described as "security experts" ..."
Security experts - my arse!
Re: Gonna be one less school soon
"Capita just really don't seem competent in anything they do!"
Oh I don't know, they do seem to excel at getting undeserved business from the government while screwing them for large amounts of money for shoddy products.
Re: I wonder how many codgers are still mentis enough to work on the 4GL it was written in?
You talking about Quick Build (QB)? Yep, it was
a bit crap but good old COBOL worked bloody well with IDMSX under ICL's VME op sys. Still my preferred network-database.
QB was crap at multiphase transactions due to page and table locks being released at the end of each phase. Had to code your own lock system and needed the low level calls available with the VME/B option.
To quote my team manager on an ICL to IBM conversion (last century) "A small step forward for IBM but a giant leap backwards for ...."
It was hard work converting a nicely integrated polished suite of systems to a less flexible architecture. That's just the hardware and op sys aspect. The fact that IBM only did IDMS as a database meant everything had to be recoded as the were no eXtended indexes.
Re: @jake - "... thanks for playing ..."
Is it that what comentardery is about?
I see that they have updated the article to include "US" gallons and correct the miscalculated litre values. Was wondering why Detroit would be using imperial measures ;)
Re: @jake - "wimpy US gallons"
Well it's obvious they are talking 600 full-fat imperial gallons giving 2,728 litres as 600 US gallons would be 2,271 litres. So no need for us non-USAians to mention it! :)
Re: "Our leaders wear jeans"..."I go commando, what does that say about me?"
You own more than one pair of jeans?
Re: "What they want is partners ... not afraid to try and fail.
So IBM is now trying Crapita's game plan? Getting rid of the experienced employees is a great way of playing catch-up!
"... naughty children with balls of yellow snow."
"Watch out where the huskies go, don't you eat that yellow snow."
(That line triggered a bit of Zappa nostalgia)
"5G will hopefully fix it"
And then probably introduce a host of new attack vectors. Ho bloody hum!
Re: "... 7 cats and one dog are all waiting ..."
With reference to your handle. Nominative determinism or consequence?
Re: "Unless there is a safety feature to override the lock?"
It's called a key.
Re: I'm one of those 5M
I'm just amazed that they claim 5 million people actually got through to HMRC by phone!
Re: "Office 365 ISNT CLOUD!"
It's still fecking vaporware on the cloud or off.
"Homeopathy - Making Fuck All Difference Since 1796"
One of my favourite T-shirt logos.
"Everything is relative." "Oh absolutely!" - is another :)
Re: absolute zero (-273.15°C, -459.67°F)
0 K would have worked.
Ummm...... Isn't TOR used for this anymore?
Oh God ... I remember watching that episode on ye olde CRT TV
Strangely enough it was the first thing that crossed my mind when I came across this in the press last week or so.
I demand an old-fart-tard icon.
My heart bleeds custard for FB
Wonder what the penalties the IRS add will come to?
Re: Wot! - "Using Until is a presumption of guilt."
They may have been referring to the way the police work.
I was thinking more along the lines of a 20mm Phalanx but a Paveway also works :)
Re: "The only way to stop a bad guy with a USB stick..."
A Remington pump with a tube full of solid slugs works for most things up to Cape buffalo size.
Australian Foreplay - Whatever Happened to "Brace Yourself Sheila"?
Mine's the one with drop bear proof hat above it.
Re: Binding Protocol? - "is also a war criminal for targeting you"
That's nearly as comforting as being hit by friendly fire.
Re: "awesomely fearsome 200,000 µW Death Machine!"
Sooo... 200mW or 0.2W. Wow only a tenth as powerful as the "scary" 2W laser.
(I'm hung-over so I might have missed implied sarcasm in the dropped zero)
Windows 10 April Fools' 2018 Update.
Re: "I let Fowler be my guide"
(6) DILLIGAF or is that covered by (1)?
"100 per cent oxygen at 16 psi " would kill you fairly fast.
NASA used pure oxygen but at 21% atmospheric pressure so it was at the same partial pressure as in air, not at 107% atmospheric.
Still burns every thing at a higher rate and temperature as they found out when three astronauts were cooked in their capsule some time back. The very reason that the Russians chose to use just plain air at 1 Atm and take the weight/space penalty.
I'm beginning to regret my neural-net net now
Re: "The lesson here,..is that security-through-obscurity is a dangerous design choice."
Actually it should be the first step in a multi-layered approach. Always laminate the armour.
Re: "Next thing you know you'll need a dolphin to get the information out !"
I believe the mice also have a solution but you may not like it.
I got a 'U'. Beat that.
I got told by the French teacher to "never never darken his classroom door step again" after forgetting to go to an exam! Do I win?
Yep, I also ended up living in Paris (long ago) and learnt French in the Tabacs and Cafes. Crap pidgin French but good enough to insult the locals :)
Re: Blocking FB cookies - Firefox Preferences
Privacy & Security
1 - accept third party cookies = never
2 - keep cookies = until I close FF (so they all get deleted when you close the browser*)
*for the few sites where you do want the cookies go to the site and click the circled 'i' at the left of the address in the tool bar and set accept cookies to allowed, these will then be kept until manually deleted
3 - check clear history when FF closes and check - cache, close active logins, forms & search history and off-line site data (no need to check the cookies box due to step 2)
4 - Use NoScript.
5 - there are new options which also allow you to deny location, notifications, camera, and microphone usage.
Some data like site preferences (preferred zoom, etc) does stay but can be clear at step 3.
Hope that helps.
Problem is that most home routers are supplied by the ISP and updated by the ISP.
Well I have had two firmware updates from BT* this year, last one on the 7th April, now whether that is a good thing or not I have no idea.
* presumably British Telecom and not Babushka Telecon :)
Re: Crying Wolf - @Mark 85
So that's where the the Orange Prune in the White House got the idea.
Re: Well now, - Umm, maybe stay off the purple pills.
The dried frog pills are soooo much better ....
The "public" or Open register is the cut down version sold to spammers.
Re: "And it makes a fiery ring"
Well it does come from the Puckerbutt Pepper Co. of South Carolina. No, honestly it does; and the guy who bred it is Ed Currie!
(the icon is a reminder 'not to' without a bucket of ice cubes)
Re: "Or a DIY enthusiast"
Given the handle it prompts the question - just how flexible are you?
Flash is good, the BBC recommends it so it must be!
Aunty Beeb still uses this for it's on-line weather forecast video (and other stuff) and recommends you install Flash Player if it doesn't find it; tantamount to recommending downloading malware IMHO.
Killed Flash on my machine yonks ago and don't have or need M$ Orrifice in any form.
Re: Curse you, Noah Webster! - Well phuck'em!
Is all I can say to that.
Re: Cloud Act ? ... F*ck yee-haa ...
Re: Hawking's Star? - Relatively speaking... ... Oh Absolutely!
More a quantum fluctuation in the Grand Scheme of Things but what beautiful ripples he left in our understanding; they will continue to spread for a long time.
Re: It's a good thing someone built a semaphore-to-Internet gateway then.
The clacks have gone electronic? Since when?
(where's the Wizzard Hat icon then?)
I do like how it got it's nick name
Let's hope the lady gets us some answers soon.
Re: It's a feature - Scunthorpe
So you can't ask Cortana "If Typhoo put the T in Britain, who put the .... in Scunthorpe"
Re: Just don't try it for Scotland and England..
Sage advice, a heed to the nose or a punch in the face do tend to offend.
Price Hiking of Drugs only in the US of A
It's not just this oxygen thief's fault that he could hike the drug's price; that action was enabled by the USA drugs patent system blocking the generic drug from the American market.
$750 a pill in the USA while 10¢ a pill as the top end price just about everywhere else. American democracy in action or inaction?
Re: "What's with the fortified islands then?"
They don't sink like aircraft carriers and don't need special aircraft for take off and landing on them.
Re: 600 Servers = 1 truck and lots of muscle
The article said there were four raids not one. So say 150 servers each raid so not such a big truck as no packaging and also less muscle required.
I would also imagine they have trolleys and forklifts in Iceland which would have figured in my plans to do something like this; just like planning an installation in reverse.
Re: I also use a brand with my logo - @Johnny Canuck
What exactly have you been using in your bee hive smoker?