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Comment: 1 step sure-fire solution(?) (Score 1) 230

Email the CEO, keep the body of the email short and simple enough for an IT illiterate to undestand the problem. Don't worry him/her about the consequences of the problem. Be sure to use a click bait subject line (they're probably very busy) e.g. Your account details for account [their bank account number] are attached. Don't forget to attach their bank account details

Oh - and don't do any of this from your computer - or via your internet connection. And don't expect credit, just that the problem will be rapidly fixed - which is what you want, right?

Comment: Re:Reminds me of a comic book idea (Score 1) 150

by Demonoid-Penguin (#49163185) Attached to: AVG Announces Invisibility Glasses

...but one thing is clear both in reality and in that comic book, that there was no doubt the person with the skull for a face was the punisher.

Are you sure? Or is this like arguing about hobbits? I'd have thought in reality there would be no doubt the person with the skull for a face was someone wearing a punisher suit..

Comment: Re:Sulfur (Score 1) 120

by Demonoid-Penguin (#49163113) Attached to: Craig Brittain (Revenge Porn King) Sues For Use of Image

Are you not concerned about the anti-sexual religious morality police that create such an aura of shame and disgust around sex? While I have no doubt that what he was doing was unethical, I have more of a problem with the fact that society chooses to stigmatise sexuality. A picture of your dick or your pussy should be no more of a problem than a picture of your face. In a healthy community, this would be little more than a personal data protection matter.

I read the offence to be about posting the name and contact details and the images.

I guess it's hard for an anonymous coward to grasp the difference between that and "shame about sex" - or even "personal choice".

In a perfect world we could safely store our beer on the front porch and walk anywhere, any time, without attracting unwanted attention - but the world ain't perfect. e.g. I don't want to see you waddling around with your micro dick exposed - could cause eye damage. When you have a "right" to wander the streets naked I hope I retain the "right" to find you repulsive and smack you on the pee pee but good. Until then - have you heard of nudist farms?

Oh wait... you don't have "right" to show your pimply arse in public, or have sex with dogs. What a morally uptight, context blind world we live in.

Comment: Re:Oh, it's not so bad... (Score 1) 340

by Demonoid-Penguin (#49152877) Attached to: We Stopped At Two Nuclear Bombs; We Can Stop At Two Degrees.

And much of the now-occupied hinterlands of Europe and the USA were underwater... not so bad. Flag as Inappropriate

Butttt... the water was nice and warm. Of course it was relatively non-toxic then - won't be next time.

In Eurasia rodents did well, while primate distribution declined. But wait... there's more! Fucking big lava lamps (it was cool kids. You call them volcanoes now).

Comment: Re:Who did the study? (Score 1, Funny) 340

by Demonoid-Penguin (#49152833) Attached to: We Stopped At Two Nuclear Bombs; We Can Stop At Two Degrees.

Where do you find that reference in this article? It references a number of studies from different sources, which one is "the nuclear power industry"?

And... where did the click-bait headline "we stopped at two bombs" come from!? Who's "we", and W(here)TF was it "stopped" at two bombs. Certainly not Alaska, Muaroa... Japan?

I'm guessing it's a missprint. Should of been "we (cant' handle our drugs/inner realities) stopped at two bongs . Which is where they stopped reading. What were they smoking? Not the kind herb.

Should of stopped about two metres from the keyboard. And had twenty bongs of the kind.

Comment: Re: Did you read it? (Score 1) 114

Summary (for the Too Dumb and Recalcitrant): if you won't do

Post too long;didnt read

(APK is that you? Damn, I must update muh hosts file) Sore lips or sore head? Try lube for the former, a grease gun for the later

Satire, sarcasm, and irony. The Holy Trinity

My personal mission is make everyone equal - I've got the chainsaw and the club of knowledge, it's finding the time that's proving difficult.
I figured the first place to start was with myself - so I cut off half a leg and the top part of my head (equalised my height and IQ). The bad news is it hurt, I lost a lot of blood, and wind farms make me ill. The good news is I woke up in Texas (Go Doggies!) with a new job as a cop stationed outside the local methadone clinic, and I've made lots of new (noo) friends at the local church (gotta love talking in tongues and rolling around). The fact most are called Bubba makes remembering names a hole lott easieuh.
I used to think evolution wasn't horizontal. Now I don't think and I know evolution is a commie/pinko/lesbian lie (I saw it on Fox so it must be true.

Life is a roller coaster - what you lose on the ride you gain on the merry-go-round (especially if you've been eating corn dogs).

Comment: Re:Did you read it? (Score 1) 114

by Demonoid-Penguin (#49144025) Attached to: Schneier: Everyone Wants You To Have Security, But Not From Them

It's all about the fact that, in order to do many or most of the things we want to do today, we have no choice but to give someone access to our data—but that almost everyone we could give that access to wants to (ab)use it to make money.

The need to outsource (transfer responsibility) is fast becoming the "techno Nuremburg defence". tl:dr is just a symptom of the blame disease.

If you can't take responsibility for the risks of your actions, or fail to understand and measure them - then you have no right to demand it of others. Especially if you're unable to see the irony of calling for a "major entity" to "keep our data safe" (sigh).

Summary (for the Too Lazy:Dumb and Recalcitrant): if you won't do it (security) yourself for any reason, you are doomed to failure of your own making. Wishful thinking and "but it (the thing wot I don't understand - because I prefer to put more effort into justifying doing nothing than into learning) should be simple/safe" is the mantra of sheep whose investment in magical "thinking" demands the shepherd "care" for them (but fail to see the shepherd's incentive).

Dan - that's a response to your comments which are a common "belief", not a criticism of you. A criticism of your belief is - if you find yourself in a position where you "believe" you have "no choice" but to cede responsibility you seriously need to ask yourself "do I really need to do x?" If you find the answer is yes you may find you've conflated "want" and "need".

I'm sorry some find that offensive. I'm not sorry it offends them. They should take responsibility for the result of them lowering the standards and empowering the oppressors (tl:dr? they have the wrong end of the offense).

Comment: 2 ways (with variations) (Score 1) 464

by Demonoid-Penguin (#49143857) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Old PC File Transfer Problem

The serial link has already been proposed - and that'd be my first choice (three wires, coil the ends of each one around a small nail, insulate with tape and carefully slide over the appropriate pins of the serial ports for cheap, one-time serial cable).

My second choice would be to simply image the drive - from there you have two variations:-

  • mount the image and recover the data
  • convert the image into a virtual machine (use VirtualBox).

I've had to do the same with several dozen boxes so I can keep supporting a chain of petrol stations that still use OS/2 and W3.1 to run all their inventory, training, wages, email, and accounting systems on old enterprise hardware. My first reaction was WTF, my second reaction was - holy crap, these guys made a smart decision years ago that still continues to work while saving them many thousands per install in hardware, software, training, and down-time. The customers only see the late POS and the cheap fuel prices. They've had various SOEs ready to roll-out as replacements since the early 90s - but so far they've proven correct in retaining what works.

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