* Posts by MadonnaC

75 posts • joined 13 Nov 2008

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Quitting your job? Here's how not to do it

MadonnaC
Devil

Re: Working your notice

Don't forget you have to ensure that the bad cases work as expected too

Test Case: Aircraft Guidance System

ID: AGS002

Expected Results: Plane broken, flames visible, occupants show no signs of life.

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Coders' 'lives sucked out' by black-and-white Visual Studio 11

MadonnaC
Facepalm

Re: Colour and contrast are not just for "ooh, look at the shiny thing"

Don't forget that avon and somerset police have sign language on their website

They supposedly say it's for the deaf that don't have English as their primary language, but you have to be able to read the links to find it

http://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact/plod/

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Phishing email used in serious RSA attack surfaces

MadonnaC
Windows

constantly reporting

I flip a coin to decide if excel is going to crash this time...

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'Wrong amount of snow' caused Heathrow chaos

MadonnaC

Definately changeable

I remember a forecast for sunshine, hail, snow and sleet in the same day - and the forecaster got them all right !

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Dentist cuffed for using lost credit card to pay for pizza

MadonnaC
FAIL

PIN?

What pin?

no pin for a credit card, and most debit cards can be used as credit cards. Add to this the fact that most places don't check signature, and you can do a lot of damage with a found card.

Fail for Visa/MasterCard/Whatever that don't implement something suitably more secure, and Fail for the retailer that just blindly accepts that card possesion is the same as card ownership

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Radiohead goes out on a limb with 'newspaper album'

MadonnaC
WTF?

So?

and just because you and/or some critics liked it, everyone should bow down, and crawl on hands and knees to their local record store, and buy every copy available as penance?

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New owner slips into unwitting BoJo's domain

MadonnaC
Thumb Up

.yawn

.enoughalready

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Plods scrap crap stealth spy blimp

MadonnaC
Joke

New arial surveilence option

Trebuchet - Only takes 1 plod - we can motorise the winching and release. They may have to have a 2nd plod to guard the landing pad, but depending on who was due to be launched, that would be optional

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Trucker jailed for deadly motorway gamble

MadonnaC

(more black humour)

Two pair - Aces over eights

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Android rebellion: How to tame your stupid smartphone

MadonnaC
Flame

Apple recognised that Apps are

a pain in the butt, but as they are the only place you can get an app, we can keep them sanitised, and not allow anything that might hint at the users doing anything than drooling over the phones, or allowing an app through that duplicates a function of the phone, just does it better, or that gets rejected because Lord Jobs left testicle is itching thins morning.

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Car wrecks rise after texting bans imposed

MadonnaC

Yep

The state I reside in has had a texting ban since January. The county announce recently they have imposed fines on 12 people.

I would like to know what roads they drive on - I can see that many on my 2 mile commute home

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Zeus botnets' Achilles' Heel makes infiltration easy

MadonnaC
Linux

turnaround is fair play?

Set the botnet to:

attack itself.

attack Zeus writes

attack other botnets, and create an all out war

uninstall itself (after downloading and installing all windows updates)

install linux, and destroy the windows folder

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Welsh hospitals to allow mobile use

MadonnaC

RTFA

look at the penultimate paragraph.

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Raising the roof on the shingled write problem

MadonnaC
FAIL

only 4 writes?

I would hazard more than that, as when you write subsequent tracks, surely you are overwriting even more of already laid down data. This would seem to imply that on average 1/2 the number of tracks would have to be rewritten.

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Coalition's quango hit list revealed

MadonnaC
FAIL

can't find it?

2nd link on google. If you can't find that in 30 seconds, you're a bloody slow reader!

http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/1043A1A3-DF1A-46E7-8534-94BBEDE07932/0/acco_annreport0708.pdf

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School caretaker jailed for fitting up colleague

MadonnaC
Flame

I agree

Rape should be a much harsher sentence. When will a court ever impose the maximum sentence for rape - life ?

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IE captain flees Microsoft for Google

MadonnaC

what non-compete?

Noncompete agreements are automatically void as a matter of law in California, except for a small set of specific situations expressly authorized by statute. (California Business and Professions Code Section 16600). See, e.g., Edwards v. Arthur Andersen LLP, 44 Cal. 4th 937 (2008). They were outlawed by the original California Civil Code in 1872.[6]

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London tenders for speed cameras

MadonnaC
Happy

40k speed cams?

I want whatever you're driving!

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'Poo-powered' Volkswagen astounds world+dog

MadonnaC

AA Man

This just gives a wonderful picture of the AA man dropping trousers to help you get to the patrol station, and fill up properly

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Cockeyed 'Knob Face' confusion masks real malware threat

MadonnaC
Grenade

I like these hoaxes

but only as I get to charge an 'Idiot Tax' as I hand over my bill for the minimum of 1 hour fee to tell someone who is insistent that I.T. is wrong, and the world will end tomorrow if security is not improved that it's a hoax, and they should listen to their own people

Enough of these, and sometimes it drills through their thick skull

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OFT to disqualify unwitting directors to deter competition abuses

MadonnaC

I can't be a director

but my son/aunt/cousin thrice removed/father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate can be.

Don't mind the man behind the curtain

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Computer grads can't even get jobs offering personal services

MadonnaC
Joke

What a service!

I'll get you off twice.

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eBay trumps Tiffany in trade mark ruling

MadonnaC

Fake?

Wouldn't you think if they can fake Tiffany, then a scrap of paper is going to be easier?

If you think paper is difficult, I have a lot of £100s going cheap

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Stick a fork in floppies - they're done

MadonnaC
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Raid floppies?

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/05/five-disk-floppy-raid-4mb-of-blistering-fast-storage/

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McAfee offers cash for clunkers

MadonnaC
Joke

Virus?

Viruses are updated regularly, respond to threats against them and are well supported by the people who write them. Sorry, Windows doesn't fall into that descrition

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Facebook starts random application shutdown

MadonnaC

Password: ******

Th*t's my p*ssword useless now

(*'m not g*v*ng *ny *uck*ng money to *nyone)

Bec*use o* th*s, * w*ll cl**m the letter E)

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Internet abuzz with BitTorrent bypass code

MadonnaC
FAIL

Link

You mean you can't see the link between:

Prohibition and Speakeasy

"War on Drugs" and your local dealer

?

it is *really* a stretch of the imagination to see

MPAA/RIAA/Etc and PirateBay et al. </sarcasm>

you fail at failing!

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Darling confirms telephone line tax

MadonnaC

used to feed meter?

Electric or gas, your choice

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Google auto-alerts Gmailers to suspicious log-ins

MadonnaC

Title goes here

For the readers outside Germany.....

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html#117717

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Facebook stands up to UK.gov's cyberbullying

MadonnaC
Thumb Down

Implict?

So, implicit in that statement is also:

Monitor everything I type so I cannot say something to encourage a possible predator

Block everything I show so I cannot show something to encourage a possible predator

Easiest case - block me from everyone else, so I cannot do something to encourage a possible predator.

I feel this is an argument with the red herring fallacy of appeal to fear.

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MadonnaC
Grenade

banner ad

or, perhaps ceop, instead of posturing for effect, could actually use some of the govmt money for a reasonable use, and pay facebook for banner ads targeted at UK users under 18. (you know facebook would be able to make this distinction)

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Computer glitch prompts 50 raids on elderly couple's home

MadonnaC
FAIL

SQL?

UPDATE OFFENDERS SET OFFENDERS.ADDRESS = "No Address" WHERE OFFENDERS.ADDRESS = "Wrong Address";

Hmm.. that took 2 seconds to create. I wonder if I can get a job with NYPD to fix their database problems?

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Facebook faces Home Sec over lack of 'panic button'

MadonnaC
Grenade

Targetting

I have a feeling that many of those report will end up being true......

.... Hmm.. Let's have the button, and decimate^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H annihilate the fat cats

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Government spends £11k on ID card 'branding'

MadonnaC
FAIL

your proposal then..

is not to be cynical, but to simply accept the wondrous gift the government bestows up on us?

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'Negatively strange' antihypermatter made out of gold

MadonnaC
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Prachett style naming?

egnarts

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Men at Work appeal Down Under plagiarism ruling

MadonnaC
Joke

Noises?

If he had made noises, they probably would have consisted of hammering on a wooden lid with yells of "let me out"

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ID cards: the first year report

MadonnaC
Joke

BBW

I'd be inclined to put Big brother Watch rather than BBW - Results would be more relevant to the issue in question

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Gay site says bank shut account over 'objectionable' blog

MadonnaC
Black Helicopters

What

is the URL of this website - it would be interesting to see who is on it, and if we can make suggestions

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Sellafield gull cull mulled

MadonnaC
Joke

The gull carcasses are stored on site

...and served in the caferteria

(Alt menu: Fission chips)

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MS uses court order to take out Waledac botnet

MadonnaC
WTF?

Nooo....

Block The Register?

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Do Google's search warrant police run IE6?

MadonnaC
FAIL

API?

Could I have access to the API - I just want to see what they hold on me, honest!

[we need a face-plam icon]

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Windows 7 RC 'buy a copy' shut downs start next month

MadonnaC
Flame

Come On!

It's foring you to pick up the phone to a number microsoft foot the bill for and type in a 42 digit code, just because you changed a major part of the hardware?

to use another persons car analogy:

It's like onstar speed limiting your vehicle [not diableing it] just because you ripped the engine and electrics out and put in a JATO rocket.

"but it's still the same car' - not with network/usb/video/cpu/bois changed, it isn't.

boo-hoo - on your 4th reinstall you have to call someone.

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1984 film classification law gets reboot

MadonnaC
Paris Hilton

You didn't make it up

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258157/

Paris, because she might perform in a remake

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PM: UK airports to get perv scanners next week

MadonnaC
Big Brother

Surveillance is doubleplus good

Yes, citizen. I am glad you see the good from your govenment. Remember that in the future we will be able to make you to brush your teeth, make you do your moning exersize and get you up in time to go to work,

You have nothing to worry about. Only the enemies of the state will have to worry.

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US gov Photoshops bin Laden wanted pic

MadonnaC
Joke

Update

Having looked at the pictures on the FBI website, I've managed to capture two of the 3 men

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Survey outs Britain as nation of tech twits

MadonnaC

Title goes here

I wish... Unfortunately, 20% will think he's something to do with IE, another 20% will think he's a writer for 'The Internet', and all but 4 will say 'Dont Know'

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False Facebook charge group used to spread malware

MadonnaC
Unhappy

I would like to agree but....

we don't need another spam/ddos zombie on the internet. Unfortunately, the clueless do need to be protected, even if it's only for our sake.

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IPS in cunning 'get an ID card, get crucified' scheme

MadonnaC
Black Helicopters

If they have the information

then why do I need to apply? shurely they could simply mail me the card.

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French court says 'oui' on workplace smut

MadonnaC
Flame

Where?

I would like to work ther.... Ooohh - you mean *pictures* of centerfild girls

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Adobe Reader vuln hit with unusually advanced attack

MadonnaC
FAIL

Automatic updater

for people who forget to update will become available when those same people have updated their software.

Anyone else see a flaw in this logic?

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