* Posts by Aimee

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UK flights CRIPPLED by system outage that shut ALL London airspace

Aimee

deja vu

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/09/air_traffic_control_technical_problems/

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And when

did you last test it?

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Brit mobile firms in FOURPLAY TUSSLE – how very French of them

Aimee

Re: MVNO

Most Vile Network Operator (s)

Try this one

YAFI

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Re: MVNO

Hi

thanks for the info

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Aimee

MVNO

what is it?

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Italy's High Court orders HP to refund punter for putting Windows on PC

Aimee

Re: OEM Pricing?

Nothing. however most of the people who contact me (because someone told them I was in IT)

are really scared/awed by computers and os's.

re

Presumably buyers of computers have some basic enough skills that they can insert a disk/usb and click on 'Install'.

I have actually sat along side someone to hand hold him on installing Windows, and guess what, its all the questions that fazed him.

Better to have a system where it says, you opened the packet so you accept the license etc, (readable copy in box).

Plug in , one question, do you want to do this, did you read the license etc?

The yes, OK see you in n minutes (hours if its windows) I will beep to let you know when I am done

Then when done set user name, password , smile!!!

Need lots of DV's, its that time in the lunar cycle :(

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And now ... pre-recorded from London: It's the NEWS!

Aimee
Happy

Fabulous

Had me laughing all the way through it, how do you do the lip syncing?

Well Done

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New software ported from Windows to Mac! You'll never guess what. Yes, it's spyware

Aimee

Re: More hints please

You know in the article there are words in blue?

Well they are hyperlinks, click on them and you will be taken to information about the issue.

If you are a bit worried about links, for example you might go to a bad place, well

here is the link you need

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2014-090508-3005-99&tabid=2

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NUDE SELFIE CLOUD PERV menace: Apple 2FA? Sweet FA, more like

Aimee
Unhappy

Of course

the suits have though this through, except for people like me,

no land line, bugger all mobile signal (have to run up the lane get code

run back down again,enter code into computer before timeout)

Nightmare

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Stanford boffin is first woman to bag 'math Nobel Prize'

Aimee

Re: Professor?? Marcus Pinto

1. where is your evidence?

2. have you checked wikipedia?

3. when you have done that do you believe that all the organisations she is associated haven't checked her credentials?

4 when you have checked out 1. update wikipedia as we all need to know the truth

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Intruder alert: Cyber thugs are using steganography to slip in malware badness

Aimee

Re: So how do current versions get installed?

read here

http://www.secureworks.com/cyber-threat-intelligence/threats/malware-analysis-of-the-lurk-downloader/

Clue, DLL (thats a windows file)

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UK.gov's Open Source switch WON'T get rid of Microsoft, y'know

Aimee

Beaten by the French again

https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/elibrary/case/toulouse-saves-1-million-euro-libreoffice

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Apple smacked with privacy sueball over Location Services

Aimee

Re: Base stations.

<comment>

If you don't want to be tracked, don't turn it on.

</comment>

If you don't want to be tracked remove the battery

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Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs

Aimee

Re: Warranty

Yes, the exceptions are a few, for examples batteries (where its based on the amount of usage over two years) and disposable items. The latter is interesting as a well known manufacturer of chip machines seemed to think that a plastic and metal filter counted as a disposable item (like a vacuum cleaner filter)

However the plaintiff contacted the EU who ruled in this case said filter did not count as a disposable, so the manufacturer when presented with the ruling, caved in.

Also contacting the EU is easier than the new fangled way of contacting the Trading standards, i.e. via the CAB. Out sourcing gone mad.

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Orange spent weekend spamming customers with TXTs

Aimee

Free , not for you it's not

<quote>

Remember: you're not charged to receive magic number reminders.

</quote>

My time is mine, it costs, so one you get for free, the rest there is a post processing cost of 1 GBP.

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Apple: REIGN OF FIRE coming to Europe courtesy of old iPhone chargers

Aimee

Re: 'Old', are you are having a laugh, he's having a laugh.

You are obviously not up to speed with the minimum requirements for EU members regarding consumer protection, let me direct you to the path of enlightenment...

http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/consumers/protection_of_consumers/co0003_en.htm

Individual countries mat increase the time limit over 2 years.

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Aimee

Re: Pre-emptive strike

Apple are being cautious ..

Apple has determined that, in RARE cases, the Apple 5W European USB power adapter may overheat and pose a safety risk. This adapter came with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models shipped from October 2009 to September 2012 in the countries listed below. It was also sold as a standalone accessory.

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Aimee

Re: However...

Yes that do, but IMPO not in the way the reg did it.

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Aimee

Grow Up

The dangerous adapter came with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models shipped between October 2009 to September 2012 in a number of countries including Blighty and various other European countries.

Where does it say that?, the list does not mention the UK.

Sensationalism again (and fruity envy no doubt)

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Mobe-orists, beware: Stroking while driving could land you a £4k fine

Aimee

Anybody know if

its illegal to use a phone while reporting an ongoing criminal activity?

For for example if someone was kidnapped and used the brake light to send SOS, someone else followed them and reported it to police whilst giving out location details of the kidnapper.

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You've got two weeks to beat off Cryptolocker, GameoverZeus nasties

Aimee

Re: Are you pointing at me?

Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8

Microsoft Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, and Server 2012

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Aimee

Re: Think of the children!!!!!

see above

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Aimee

Re: One way of increasing Windows 8

You obviously haven't read the CERT advisory have you?

Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8

Microsoft Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, and Server 2012

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Aimee

FBI information page

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-150A

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Twitter's got a new UK public policy wonk... 'You are the product' Big Brother Watch bloke!

Aimee

WTF

No mention of cookies on the site

__cfduid redacted for national security grounds .bigbrotherwatch.org.uk / 23 December 2019 13:29:00 GMT 54 B ✓

Hum, dob site to ICO, more than 10 votes either way gets it!!

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GOV.UK push in action: Er, FEWER Brits filling out govt forms online

Aimee

Re: Convoluted registration

I have to agree, HM Robbers & Crooks make it very convoluted to register, the French system is much easier, they use your fiscal reference, the value of the last tax return and a mot de passe.

The initial return is paper, but subsequently its on line.

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Aimee

Re: Crap online services the reason?

As much as I despise HM Crooks & Robbers, the SA site is not that bad, and I was pleasantly surprised to get my doSH back within ten days, ready to spend and help your economy.

Need 32 down votes please Lab Rats.

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This city's smog is so TERRIBLE, people are told to stay indoors. Beijing? No – PARIS

Aimee

Re: Here in Canada

Deux chats, un chat et un chat Anglais Français décident d'avoir une course de natation dans la rivière des Outaouais. Le chat Anglais est nommé One Two Three et le chat français est nommé Un Deux Trois. Qui a gagné la course?

Le chat anglais. Un Deux Trois chat coulé.

Nope

Modified

The English cat. Un Deux Trois cat five,.

Deux chats, un chat et un chat Anglais Français décident d'avoir une course de natation dans la rivière des Outaouais. Le chat Anglais est nommé One Two Three et le chat français est nommé Un Deux Trois. Qui a gagné la course?

Le chat anglais. Un Deux Trois chat cinq.

Ah, oui, je comprends, vous l'anglais et votre sens de l'humour drôle.

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Aimee

Re: Proof

Many paysants don't regard Parisians as French, but rather a race from another planet.

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10,000 km road trip proves Galileo satnav works, says ESA

Aimee

Re: waas

EGNOS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Geostationary_Navigation_Overlay_Service

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Java, Android were THE wide-open barn doors of security in 2013 - report

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Re: 99% of all mobile exploits are on Android

@wikkity

Finally someone who knows what she/he is talking about.

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High Court derails Google defence in Safari browser stalker cookie brouhaha

Aimee

Re: Confused

Re: Confused

"I am confused, what personal data do you give to Apple (or any other manufacturer for that matter) when you purchase one of their products.

Hardly surprising that you don't actually know!

Hardly surprising that you failed to understand the responses correctly, and yes I do know what goes on and where.

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Aimee

Re: Confused

Ok as a quick roundup

They have my..

1 email address

2 name

3 credit card details if I use the apple stores, or I purchased the device from them

4 real address ( see 3) , until I move

5 purchasing details if I use apple stores.

This is no more than amazon or ebay have, and this is a necessary requirement in these times

and are not really personal.

Personal is my medical data, my sexual orientation, my drinking/eating/smoking habits, criminal records,

financial details (outside of credit agency data) and phone number

Google could summarize far more about me if they could correlate the person to the queries, ever wondered why Google et al are so keen to get those extra details such as alternate email address and mobile or landline phone?

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Aimee

Confused

I am confused, what personal data do you give to Apple (or any other manufacturer for that matter) when you purchase one of their products.

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Click here to BEAT OFF David Cameron's web SMUT ban

Aimee

Re: Parents, it's all your fault!

Blocked The Guardian, have they, who is your ISP?

26 December 2013 Last updated three minutes ago

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Munich signs off on Open Source project

Aimee

London calling

London famously decided not to go open source back in 2003, citing a desire to be dependent of big, bad, vendor-land and waste a few Pounds along the way. To that end the city decided not to adopt Linux on the desktop and server, open-source productivity tools and free software everywhere.

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Aimee

That well may be, but it works, so 30 mill well spent.

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A whopping one in four Apple fanbois uses OBSOLETE TECH

Aimee

Or to put it another way

A whopping three out of four Apple fanbois use UPTODATE TECH

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MPs back call to boycott low-taxed tat from Amazon over Xmas

Aimee

Re: Best of luck with that one!

At the cost of repeating myself...

http://europa.eu/eu-life/consumer-rights/

Print out a copy and thrust it under their stupid box shifting noses.

Works for me.

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Aimee

Re: Why is nobody talking about accountants?

Question of the day, for five points, who can tell us which of the following countries has the largest number of pages in the tax rule book?

1. France

2. United Kingdom

3. Germany

And for a further ten points, when stacked on its end, the height of said printed legislation

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Aimee

Stupid Stupid Stupid or what

Where does the VAT go on each Amazon/Starbucks/UK based company go?

Just curious

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The Schmidt hits the Man: NSA spying on Google servers? 'OUTRAGEOUS!'

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You are joking?

This from the company that keeps asking for your mobile number whenever you log onto its mail service?

Give me a break.

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Report: Secret British spy base in Middle East taps region's internet

Aimee

Re: Highly sensitive material...

If I recall correctly, the UK passport in earlier times referred to subjects, now it refers to citizen.

Not sure if when this changed, and if it was due to EU legislation.

Still never mind, roll on 2017 when we all vote to leave the EU, back to being subjects again and

good old capital punishment, no more pesky Human Rights legislation, or bent bananas

(or Uprik, theres a plus)

Need 100 down votes please!!!

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NSA admits slurping thousands of domestic emails with no terror connection

Aimee

Re: As they should

Almost correct. In the days of WW2 and the Cold War once a circuit was identified then it was exploited for its traffic analysis and content for code breaking. The targets were pretty much geographically known, an embassy, a battle unit etc. Traffic was mainly morse, rtty, and voice

Now it is more difficult, there is a multitude of protocols, in a multitude of locations. To catch the target initially is like separating wheat from chaff, and then the bad wheat from the good wheat, its difficult, so it is easier to automate the process, ie scan everything.

Once a target is identified, then any non bad hits should be taken out of the equation where possible, they become a distraction like noise.

Ensuring this is done is not perfect.

I am sure that the people doing this are not really interested in the noise of mundane chatter, they are focussed on the job of getting the bad guys,

however as for the politicians who thrive on gossip and spin I am not so sure.

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NSA to world+dog: We're only watching 1.6% of internet, honest

Aimee

Finding the targets?

<quote>

I am fully in favour of targeted intercepts

</quote>

How do you find the targets to intercept?

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Apple will swap fanbois' killer phoney phone chargers for legit adapters

Aimee

Re: A good opportunity to sell stock at cost and look big'n'caring

Well my Ynos notebook lasted 2 years, my mac ppc powerbook is still working well after eight years.

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Report: NSA spying deals billion dollar knockout to US cloud prospects

Aimee

Re: Well, no surprises here.

At last

We've finally discovered what The Cloud is; just another name for Spy's Reading Room.

Someone's finally sussed it!!

Homework..

Why do companies want your DOB when you just want to register a vacuum cleaner?

Why does Google need that phone number in case you forget your password?

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Aimee

Re: I usually don't buy socialist arguments about America being a "corporateocracy"

I think you will find that the invasion will come from within.

Your population is armed, and will your armed forces really fire on their own?

History has a horrible habit of repeating itself.

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Hold on a mo: Brits blow £56m a year on the blower to gov minions

Aimee

Re: HMRC

Personally I NEVER talk to government or financial institutions, I always use email/fax/letter, so I have proof when I need to challenge them, got burnt once, not again, they lie and will not release any recordings (for training purposes!!!)

If you must phone HMRC as the only way of contacting them, put the cost + vat on your tax return and claim it back, you never know it might get accepted.

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Finance CIOs sweat as regulators prepare to probe aging mainframes

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Alert

FAO Jessica Twentyman clarification requested

Re Tony Prestedge, now chief operating officer at UK bank Nationwide

Please can you confirm you mean Nationwide Bank in the US, or Nationwide Building Society (not a bank but it does look like one these days) in the UK

Google thinks Prestedge works for the UK Nationwide Building Society

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