* Posts by Lardboy

4 posts • joined 6 Apr 2007

Free HTTPS certs for all – Let's Encrypt opens doors to world+dog

Lardboy

Cloudflare?

"You can typically expect to pay for SSL certificates, although some authorities do offer freebies. None so far, to our knowledge, are as straightforward as Let's Encrypt's free service."

I know it's not directly analogous, but if an https website with http2/spdy is what you're after, it's between 1 and 3 clicks and less than a minute with Cloudflare. Which is also free. Nothing to install either.

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BNP membership list leaks online

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Abusive cowards - you must feel very proud of yourselves.

Not cool - I wasn't aware of any of this until I came home from an early shift to find an answering machine message from a very scared friend of the family. She is 74 and looking after her grandchildren, both under 10, and has had two threatening phone calls.

Now, I am not a member, I do not agree with all their views, but the BNP are a legitimate legal party.

All the people talking about "getting revenge" or (one one forum) "dusting off the knuckle dusters" should be ashamed. We fought a war to try and rid the world of fascists like you - and you have the cheek to pose as left wing. You're a rent-a-mob rabble whose toughness extends right up until phoning octogenarians and threatening them. I expect you must feel very proud.

Incidentally, the list was posted to generate money from google adwords.

This violates adwords policy - click the link on the ad and post the following violation:

The adverts are appearing on a website which has posted a stolen list of the names and childrens' addresses of supporters of a political party. This therefore violates at least 2 of your rules:

* Violent content, racial intolerance, or advocacy against any individual, group, or organization

* Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity, or infringes on the legal rights of others

[Link to two website email addresses excised by moderator.]

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OnlineTV recorder TVCatchup.com shut down

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A real shame

Yes, it may have been legally questionable, but it was just so much better than iplayer etc. And how much did iplayer cost to develop?

There was a gap in the market and they filled it very well. I hope it comes back soon!

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Carphone Warehouse leaves caller hanging on telephone

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Thanks for the article - some clarification though!

Hello, I made the video. Thanks for the link - should probably clarify one major point in your article.

0870 numbers were NEVER "local" rate, they were originally given the misnomer of "national rate", based on a BT tariff from when calls were expensive of 8p/min. There's no such thing as a "national" call now, and no-ones paid that to call a number in years, so thankfully the whole 0870 business is being changed by ofcom (another reader has the link).

Amazed you managed to get a response from them - I felt a complete "we don't give a ****" attitude, from not bothering to tell me the phone was ready, to having a "repair status" line that didn't work, to having phones not connected (in the shops of a communications company, FFS!).

And don't believe the "as soon as it was brought to our attention" BS either - I told them the line wasn't working a month ago!

Anyway, it's great you've picked the video up - and from some of the responses I've had, it looks like the Reading branch isn't the only one with a number that never gets answered.

Once again, thanks El Reg!

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