684 posts • joined 13 Mar 2008
Re: Net energy gaiin?
I used to believe in your analogy, ie money is a measure of work done.
It makes sense until you look at the impact of the credit creation multiplier and the parasitic influence of the financial "industry" where money is created and becomes a product on its own rather than representing the worth or value of an item.
Anyway, nice post, carry on
Nothing to do with the quality of their customer service?
Or the rest of Virgin groups misselling of financial packages?
Did I mention the total lack of any service (customer or telephone)
Virgin now equates to Cowboy
Your pension pot is worthless now anyway, all the author in this article is advocating doing is backing the one set of people to personally make money from the banking crisis, the thiething scum in the banks.
If there was ever an industry that should NOT be in private hands its the finance industry. All these banks/institutions just carry a modern version of a letter of marque.
Why NOT reduce the amount of automated systems that allow them to turn small errors into massive errors?
What do we actually get from these guys that is worth us getting screwed time after time? We even have to smile and pretend to like it.
Why is a five you old playing on any system unsupervised?
Shit parents tbh
If you cant give up the time needed to look after them then keep your pants on
sites will be "identified by the creative industries"
Sounds like the BPI dictating UK laws again.
Just who on the BPI has friends in high places or how much of their cash is going directly into bribes?
Defend it with the much loved "think of the children!" defense all you want, but these guys should not be in the position of power they seem to be with our legal system and legislators.
Re: I never thought I would be defending Twitter
"Blocking Twitter (and Youtube) was a pointless thing to do anyway."
Funnily enough, after our "riots" where the poor abused English unemployed middle class went after some new trainers, our goverenment got legislation passed to give them the ability to do exactly what Turkey have done.
Except it would work in the Uk. Our people are generally lazy and stupid, not caring (or really understanding) what happens to their liberties.
All these figures show is the untargeted machines’ caught up in the Crossfire between the various Countries games of electronic warfare.
Unless mails go between Washington/Beijing and Moscow every month, with the numbers of "targeted" machines/systems compromised and the departments’ current score.
Is this not an easy test to pass?
No matter where the game is set, we either gave them straight roads at some point or we stopped the Hun from taking them over.
And whats the use for the consumer?
After all, if the phone sellers can still say "the litmus paper shows you have water damage, your not covered" even when the phone is advertised on the wall being underwater (Sony Experia - carphone warehouse, nice job)
If the Government actually came to most sysadmins, then they wouldnt need to do any of this bull shit.
Generally people like to help the police and, if legal, would bend over backwarks to give up all they can to help.
Found in old wallets?
More likely someone was told "when I turn the lights back on, there better be a slice of the cake on the table"
I work at a local council, I shudder to think of the Hula Hooping antics being carried out here.
Then again, when I worked at some of the big city bank head offices, its a different game of bouncy bouncy.
Anyway, whats wrong with nubile pooly paid young ladies entertaining the hardworking males?
Re: Your all up your own arse
Dont get me wrong, I aspire to be a normal person. I've just spent 2 days straight getting DFS fixed across a Govt domain. I am not normal. I live and die by the command prompt.
After wasting 20 years not being normal, I have learnt the error of my ways.
Thinking people care about anything other than "does it turn on and can I email with this" this is not a normal viewpoint. This is the viewpoint of someone who works in IT.
This is also the reason why most people working within IT cant get a shag
Your all up your own arse
There are millions of computers running XP, owned by millions of people who don't give a rats arse what flavour of windows they are running.
This is aimed at them
They are called "normal people"
People who sit in dark server rooms worrying over shit like this and laughing at people who don't care about the version numbers of some bit of software are not "normal people"
That is all
+1 for the drop bears!!
"so-called democratic countries"
What exactly has the type of Government got to do with a misuse of powers?
The way the people in charge are selected has nothing to do with what the people in the background do on a day to day basis.
And misuse of power is what this is what this is after all. GCHQ etc use these powers because they can and probably not for any real nefarious “Police State” type reasons.
The average people who can use these systems and can understand/implement them are hardly qualified to ask the question “Should I do this?”
The people doing the "spying" are just kids playing with cool gear or otherwise the normal Asperger’s 40 year old IT virgin, neither stereotype thinks there’s any problem doing what they are doing because they really haven’t thought about it for more than 10 seconds.
If I had invetnted the algorithms used in a currency used by the Worlds worst people. I REALLY would not want this information public.
How many people who would not give a second thourght to torturing someone for 50 quid would think he knows backdoors in the system?
A rushed implementation of the cheapest possible way to launch a website will allow those who took the data to veryify which of the accounts are actually live accounts once they get the guy inside who they used last time to give them the passwords. Massively increasing the datas value!!
Biased Westen Reporting,
At least they understand the internet and how it works, which is more than can be said for the selfserving elite governing our land.
If its not NSA Proof
Then whats the point?
And the phone is not the component thats going to be leaking information to the NSA, ergo its impossible to make a really private phone (in the States anyhow)
How the hell can the Government of the UK talk about the financial situation improoving when they make the "difficult decisions" by moving jobs to other countrys where labour is cheap?
How about they just send their bean counters into the various deparments and look into the procurment and service delivery contracts, work out which ones are more expensive than they should be and fucking jail the thiething scum who signed off on them?
I bet their costs come down by far more than the savings from a few low paid helpdesk jobs being sent to India (or whichever country with little to no human rights is the current favourite)
Re: Something doesn't add up here...
"At what point did America get taken over by people who think the state can do whatever the hell it likes to whoever the hell it likes, and make it legally enforceable."
Are you not exactly describing America there? Actually any of the Western Governements.
@Anonymous Coward 101
Screen Shot or "It didnt happen"?
Re: The crazy thing...
It’s nothing to do with saving money. It never has been.
The BBC, Local Councils, the NHS, the old transport authority’s and the Police all have something in common.
Their IT contracts are awarded to people on the basis of either personal links or straight up bribery.
This is why they pay more money for things the private industry would laugh at. From licence costs to support contracts that mean nothing. Because when they sign those cheques, people are ALLWAYS getting kickbacks somewhere along the line.
How else can you explain how people will pay 2-3 times the value of something even though its public money they are playing with (I understand the "it’s not my cash, I don’t care" aspect.)
Untill Google sort out the look of this thing, the name fits anyone stupid enough to wear one.
Aesthetics IS important, and 15 hundred quid for something a 1st yeah design studant could slap together is crap, leaving the wearer looking like an utter glasshole.
This article has decended into racism a bit faster than I expected.
While the article is about visas being rejected, the forum is about the quality of Indian labour being crap.
This is not so, but the people being hired for 2 beans and a shoe lace are what you can expect for that money.
Some of the best people I work with are based out of India, (IBM have a strong presence there) then again, I’ve hung up on a fair number from there as they are not worth wasting my time talking to.
The Xenophobia from the Spetics I find hard to take in, you country was made of foreign devils it’s makes you “you”. From the English, well we are allowed to be Xenophobic despite being possibly the most mongrel people in any country (we have French blood in in FFS)
Wheres that then?
Why? because people trust places like PC world to be more than box shifters selling overpriced outdated crap purly on a "most profit per cm"
It still pisses me off that people have been working with IT kit for around 15-20 years, but still use the arguement that its all "too complicated" and dont spend any time helping themselves by finding out what it is they are actually buying.
A second point about the post it self, this is one of the main reasons the "3 strikes and your out" ISP/Record industry thing would fail if anyone ever went to court over this.
Proove that the person being accused of illegal downloads is doing the download, not someone sitting in their car outside. You cant because the kit being used is still so shit.
Re: RE Hoover / Hoovers
Or extremely well behaved labs if you look at it differently. :)
You can identify the bad guys immediately within seconds
Presumably he would be the one with the gun?
The good guys would be the ones who would give you the chance to wait for the egg timer in your eye to disapear before shooting at you?
What a fantastic name for a star!
Radio 4 this morning
I listened to some idiot women describing a data base to me. She kept talking about how the data was "Anonymised" but, of course, it can’t all be anonymised, there is a "unique identifier (tm)" for each person which has the various “coded data linked too”!!
But it’s ok because “it’s all coded.....”
10 years ago, technobabble worked, people didn’t understand what people were talking about when they were talking about computers.
Now technobabble just shows the speakers incompetence, when I don’t understand what someone is saying about computers it is no longer because I don’t understand about computers but because the speaker is an idiot or lying.
I have worked for the NHS, and no fucking way would I give them access to my data if I could help it.
I suggest you opt out before this stuff is used against you
Outsource outsource outsource
The results are always great
The lake and garden?
Sorry Adrian 4, you have been misinformed, they are going to make way for the car park and additional turn styles
Nothing new here
As anyone who has worked for any large charitys, organisations or other areas like local government and the NHS will attest.
Small minded hitlers worried about their own little empires exist all over the place.
Logic takes a back foot and what is right and wrong is given less priority than tick boxes and ring fencing your own area of control.
Having worked for "KC"
and been in the sad postion where they brought a company I worked for, all I can say is, about time and my gaging order has not been broken either !!!
Not anononymouse as I know more about the law now than I did when they shafted me.
Actually I lied, its not all I can say, I can also say, "what goes around..." and then laugh
In Your Face Kingston Comunications!!!
its his trademark, his way of making money.
Why should he allow scotes to ride on the back of his business to make their money?
I doubt they were going to give him anything for using it.
Forgot what you think of him personally, it makes no difference whose image or name they were going to use.
Hell, why not imagine they were going to use an image of the Queen and put her name on the currency, how does the story look now?
On the other hand
Ignoring the rapper person
How seriously can you take a currency that is being created by people who would name it after a person or are childish enough to then follow on with jokes and cartoon fish?
Cash is serious business, and who the hell would risk using a currency being "run/developed" by idiots?
Re: Does SEO even work?
"Does SEO even work?"
Yes, and noticably as well. The name may be confusing, "search engine optimization". It should probably be seen more are a way to tell the search engines exactly what your site is and what parts of your site are important.
Trying to game the SE's is easy to spot, and always hurts the site in the end.
The main reason these practises are used by the bigger sites is down to idiots working in "Nue Media", generally technically challanged getting sweet talked by the "SEO Gurus" selling snake oil.
Smaller sites using black hat methods only expect to exist a few days/weeks, they dont give a toss about being booted from the index.
Re: I hate to break it to you
"This is standard practise SEO pretty much any company big or small would do"
Obviosuly you werent very good at your job. The results of what these guys did is well known and very well documented.
Anyone clamining to have anythign to do with SEO knows this extremely well.
As far as I am aware, only scammers build a network of backlinks like this for their customers.
All it takes for serious principles and scientific processes to look crap is for one dick in academia to start refererencing Tolkin
Or worse, have any of it in Elvish or klingon.
bye bye Puppy
Add speak "The puppy is here to stay."
Reality "The Puppy is gone"
Why the hell would terrorists talk about terrorist stuff in Public chat?
Would they not
user a private channel?
quild or group chat?
Im guessing there has been some sexying up of the facts here. More likely some NSA spooks asked Blizzard to give them access to the chat servers then exported any conversations when they looked interesting.
I doubt these servers keep backups for long, so I am making an assumption here that sone of the Snowdenesq realtime data capture tools would be needed,
Im going to be rich!
My teams of USB hauling donkey trains braving the passes of Snowden and scafell pike to bring data connectivilty to the brave souls living in the badlands should tick all the boxes.
Its not like the Govt will know what they have been sold anyway, I could always let the NSA provide a sherpa to tag along to keep the data access in place for the Yanks, which should keep the Govt happy
And when ive got the cash, I can flog the donkeys as beef to the first supermarket chain to turn up.
Thier aim is to confuse people into thinking they are different today than they were last week,
In reality they are a Merican company, so all their data is wide open for the NSA to browse at any time.
Its all just words for the media to cut and paste in their blogs and news reports. These people love free content for their blogs and sound bytes for their 30 second TV and radio news slots, they dont care what the words actuallty mean.
Banks legacy systems
Its already been mentioned in a few posts in different ways, but the overall bank view is that the risk of replacing old working systems far outweighs the cost benefits.
The cost if the system goes down is never really counted because the figure is scary high.
Its a house of cards and the original developers have retired so the people in charge do NOT want to blow on it.
"little indication that those efforts to educate users are gaining much traction"
When the passwords are just lifted wholesale in clear text from the site you enter it at, whats the point?
On top of that, its a proven fact that the more complex the password the more likely it is to appear on a post it note stuck to the screen...
Why do customs get more funding to protect rich company's who rip their customers off than the police get to look for the people pushing pictures of children being raped over the net??
We need a complete change in management at UK Gov Ltd
Until our leaders do not benefit personally from legislation aimed at business (stocks/shares/directorships etc ) we will continue to get the charade where our police go after someone flogging a knock off handbag over spending any money on tracking down the online peados.
Re: Do what we want, not what we say
If the MP's sort the tax rules out then a number of things will happen.
The big companies who have been giving them back handers to keep the current system in place will have them shot.
Their own companies will have to start paying tax (looking at you here Hodge)
Never going to happen as long as our politicians are allowed to be directors and own stocks n shares
Re: 'Nam is one of many hostile net countries.
You do realize the majority of attacks that originate from the UK the USA are routed through these countries?
Keep them black listed but its best to look at the guy on the train next to you rather than blaming the people in these places.
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