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Comment: This is sane. Sensible. (Score 3, Interesting) 23

by zacherynuk (#49393595) Attached to: How to Prepare for an IT Security Disaster (Video)
But only practical for the it dept. And direct staff. I have never once succeeded in getting realistic ds involvement outside of primary it. Even massive banks sign only the most lowly of other departments to check legally required and audited dr runs, let alone scenario testing. Oh for it utopia.

Comment: Back in the 80's (Score 3, Interesting) 64

by zacherynuk (#49170227) Attached to: Games Workshop At 40: How They Brought D&D To Britain
When I used to play D&D I only bought the rule books and monster manuals.
Scenery and dungeons were created with things from the garden & plaster of paris / plasticine for the important quest stuff (like monuments / statues)
Almost all my vehicles, boats / wagons etc were made out of wood

The most fun, however, was creating the characters and monsters with cheap plastic army / farm figures and a soldering iron. It was painstaking, but meant each was subtly different physically and I could even tack-on extra items, such as weapons, backpacks, shields and such.

For me at aged 8 to 13, it was about bringing the world to life and becoming fully immersed in a beautifully rendered environment and a painstakingly planned quest / story - whilst following the rules laid out.

Although this wouldn't work for massive combat like 40k - I never did understand why people would buy rows and rows of overpriced, cheap (And they got cheaper and cheaper quality) 'models' and line them up in crappy sub-hornby-style environments.

For me, they brought only a loose world for my imagination to sculpt and I loved it. I was hooked on their writing from Deathtrap Dungeon FF days - but even as a young child never subscribed, nor could afford, the model side of their business.

Comment: Re:In other words. . . (Score 1) 57

by zacherynuk (#48777325) Attached to: Microsoft Restricts Advanced Notification of Patch Tuesday Updates
Win 7 didn't make it harder, but you had to jump through several more hoops to DO anything. Changing the time, creating a share etc. Or having to search for the option of turning off the fucking irritating wiggle a window to minimize all or snap to random monitor option.
MENUS work really fucking well. We shouldn't have to SEARCH for things - prime daily example for me is (Apart from everything MAC OS) is on the Server 2008 (Basically Win7) platform, I have to SEARCH for "common" to toggle "common desktop icons" because they removed the "FEATURE" of having a right click personaliZe.. which could only be brought back by installing the feature "THEMES"

8 / 2012 is just a fucking mess.

Comment: Re:Plumber (Score 1) 509

by zacherynuk (#47462335) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?
Aye. Mate. I agree with you on the possibilities. But to quote ICE T : “Shit aint like that!”

That’s coming from a small IT business ~ 1.5m$/yr.

We still have (major global) clients insisting on either fax or paper invoicing. Often the remittance is an amalgamation of several of our invoices and often the reference is ‘theirs’ not ‘ours’

In a truly wired system none of this should be a factor, but right now, right here. It very much is. I find myself knocking on the portcullis of big business daily. It’s. Just. Not. Budging.

I can import my statements directly into my accounting software, I can set regex rules and I could automate the bollocks off the whole thing. The people who pay me do not play ball. Shit, I Still receive cheques for fucks sake.

The machine will need operators for decades to come.

Comment: Re:Plumber (Score 1) 509

by zacherynuk (#47461923) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?
Have you *ANY* idea what you are talking about ?

At this stage computers can replace *some* functions of an accountant - and basically make submitting your accounts to the accountant less painful - but a good accountant works with YOU and with the SYSTEM. Computers / accountancy software simply cannot do that at this stage.

Bookeepers. How the FUCK do you think computers are replacing them ? Are computers opening the post for remittance advice, chasing short payments, chasing overpayments. Are they reconciling the ledger? Are they writing off stock, invoices and lost items ? Are they collating expenses receipts and chasing staff for proofs?

No mate, they aren't.

I hire accountants but I EMPLOY bookkeepers.

Comment: Re:And then throw it in a fire (Score 1) 91

Tell you what mate, good luck with your punch and hammer technique.

I very regularly need to physically destroy hard disks, and depending on the vendor, it's actually rather tough - especially 15K SCSI jobbies which, due to the rotational speed require very sturdy housings.

Couple of weeks ago I had to wreck 3 dozen old worthless drives - even with running water to keep the bit cool, I still went through 4 tungsten bits.

Comment: The Problem. (Score 1) 254

by zacherynuk (#46932971) Attached to: Anti-Virus Is Dead (But Still Makes Money) Says Symantec
Software cannot currently exist in or directly access Layer 8.

Our governments are addressing this and within the decade 'AV Firms' will once again have full access to all IO and static data within layer 8 of the OSI model.

I have been reliably informed that these measures will reduce crime and increase community compliance and by bringing calm to all who have the Thought Process Modification (TPM) chip installed.

Comment: Re:No explanation for why though? (Score 1) 254

by zacherynuk (#46932681) Attached to: Anti-Virus Is Dead (But Still Makes Money) Says Symantec
Great post. No mod points do I'll join in even if OT. There is a fad on cooking everything a little as possible (because that's how it should be done!) Bollocks. You like what you like.

I like my red meat pink in the middle, not bloody with a crisp dark and in places caramelised exterior.

I like my turkey dry, but with plenty of gravy / juices. I like my chicken crisp but juicy

I like things how I like them, I was recently refused a kangaroo steak well done, and even after my instance they served it blue. Who the fuck are they to tell me how I like kangaroo?

I have had similar with game food, in England we don't worry too much about the rabbit summer season, but it's a massive US urban myth (citation?) so even serving local rabbit to dinner guests get a funny look - even though it has been fried and or (often stewed FFS)

Bottom line; don't fucking tell me how I like to eat my meat. I don't care if it's fillet, skirt or shin - cooked properly (in any preference) it's good for you and it tastes great. Just don't try and grill me a shin and tell me it's a sirloin.

"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." -- Mark Twain