* Posts by John70

258 posts • joined 21 May 2009

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Alleged Brit hacker Lauri Love bailed amid US extradition battle lull

John70

You can be in your 30s, 40s, 50s, etc and be a student like with the Open University

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Lloyds Banking Group puts 640 techies and backroom bods on chopping block

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Shall we place bets on when the next IT news story about LLoyds will appear when its something to do with a total cockup of services due to lack of IT personnel and using IT "services" in India?

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UK Home Office is creating mega database by stitching together ALL its gov records

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Black Helicopters

Next Step...

Mandatory National ID Cards all in the name of Anti-Terrorism.

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HR botches redundancy so chap scores year-long paid holiday

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Re: January 1st?

1st January 2000 for the Millennium Bug.

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Learn a scripting language and play nicely: How to get a DevOps job

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DevOps

"DevOps requires a good mix of knowledge in – not surprisingly – both development and in operations – not only in the technologies, but in the processes"

So basically an in-house development team that knows the business.

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Ex-HP boss Carly Fiorina sacked one week into new job

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Ted & Carly

Why does that sound like a Disney channel episode?

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CERN publishes massive data set

John70

Take even longer at peak times and traffic shaping

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French thrash Brits, Germans and Portuguese in IT innovation

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Mono-doh!

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Docs need to do remote consultations – report

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Re: Walk *before* you try to run ...

And yet when I go to my GP the waiting room is empty even though next available booking is 1 week later and its the only appointment left and online seems to be 2-3 weeks.

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Teen tricks leaky Valve into publishing hot new Steam game: Watching Paint Dry

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Pint

Re: Ruby off the rails

He's in Uni... So probably already had a few

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Ad-blockers are a Mafia-style 'protection racket' – UK's Minister of Fun

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Just add what Cynical Observer has said...

The "Minister of Fun" was also talking about the changes to the TV Licence regarding the iPlayer.

Basically saying if you watch anything on iPlayer whether it's being broadcast live or not you will need a TV Licence. They are wanting to push this through Parliament as soon as possible.

So I'm guessing that if any device has iPlayer on it, time to cough up the TV tax.

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More and more Brits are using ad-blockers, says survey

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May want to read this

Seen this at the bottom of the story on BBC web site about iPlayer "loop hole"...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35708623

...

Mr Whittingdale (Culture Secretary) also launched a new drive to tackle ad-blocking, saying it poses a similar threat to websites that illegal file-sharing did to music and film a decade ago.

"This practice is depriving many websites and platforms of legitimate revenue," he said. "It is having an impact across the value chain, and it presents a challenge that has to be overcome. Because, quite simply, if people don't pay in some way for content, then that content will eventually no longer exist.

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NASA stormed by 18,000 wannabe 'nauts

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Re: Definitely "The Martian" Effect!

+1 for "Science the shit out of it" reference :)

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UK universities unveil £28m hub for Internet of Things

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Joke

Re: They'll connect the hub to the smart beer fridge...

...or ordered the non-alcoholic beverages...

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UK ISP Sky to make smut an opt-in service from 2016

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Sky Movies

Just waiting for the first stories to appear that blocks Sky's On Demand service from showing films that "may contain sexual scenes".

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Doctor Who's The Zygon Invasion shape-shifts Clara and brings yet more hybrids

John70

Will this mean the prediction of Clara's death may actually be her "double" that dies?

And all this time Clara was a sleep and has no idea who the Doctor is?

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'To read this page, please turn off your ad blocker...'

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We should sue Ad companies for using up our bandwidth.

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A BOFH friendly cloud service? Shurely shome mistake...

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Damn...

Thought it was a BOFH story :(

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PINs easily pinched with iPhone-attached thermal imaging kit

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Old News

Just had to check the date of the news story because I remember reading something similar months ago... Quick Google search... Yep.. August 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vc-69M-UWk

http://petapixel.com/2014/08/29/heres-iphone-thermal-cameras-can-used-steal-pin-codes/

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French privacy cops snarl at websites over crap EU cookie warnings

John70

I just completely ignore the cookie banner. It's a stupid law.

As AC above puts it "If the EU wants to do something useful, the need to impose laws against cross-site tracking except when allowed via explicit and informed user consent."

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Employees love their IT departments (almost very nearly true)

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Pint

Re: Have you tried?

"I've turned it off and on again"

Good old classic...

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Intel imagines chips in nappies to create the Internet of sh*t things

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Wonder if it sells well if Apple create iNappy and link it to the iPhone.

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Tesco tries to talk Tesco Mobile up from 'Value' to 'Finest' ahead of sale

John70

I wouldn't use Tesco for anything other than groceries if I had to shop there.

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Zuck'ed up: Facebook opens up free internet in India – but bans HTTPS

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Re: Yahoo, Compuserve, AltaVista

Always Off-Line

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Stuck on a coding problem – should you Bing it?

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ASP.NET Forums

Looking at some of the messages on ASP.NET forum in MVC section, Bing will not only need to help them out but write the entire application for them.

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MP caught playing Candy Crush at committee meeting: I'll ‘try’ not to do it again

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Expenses

Just waiting for the next story that he claimed in-app purchases on expenses.

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World of Warcraft then and now: From Orcs and Humans to Warlords of Draenor

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Re: I miss

Shame they didn't update the original loot to the new item level.

Instead all bosses except Ragnaros gave gold and everyone got a helmet from Raggy plus a new mount.

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Windows Phone will snatch biz No 2 spot from Android – analyst

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Windows 10

There could be a shift towards developing mobile apps for Windows 10 when it's available since the desktop will house mobile apps in a separate window and not full screen like Windows 8.1

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Yes, Virginia, there IS a W3C HTML5 standard – as of now, that is

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"For application developers and industry, HTML5 represents a set of features that people will be able to rely on for years to come,"

The question is will all browser makers follow the same standard and render the site the same way?

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DVLA website GOES TITSUP on day paper car tax discs retire

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Beta Testing

"Clearly, the rebuilt DVLA site wasn't ready for showtime today, so questions have to be asked about why the GOV.UK team waved the wobbly beta website through."

The users are the beta testers.

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Apple's iPhone 6 first-day sales are MEANINGLESS, mutters analyst

John70

Does the sales include people reselling them iPhones on day 1 as well?

iPhone 6 Black Market

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef_BznBwktw

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Super Cali optimistic cloud is now a focus – even though the sound of it is something quite

John70
Pint

Me too

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Future Apple gumble could lock fanbois out of their own devices

John70

My old Garmin Sat Nav uses GPS location whether to unlock the device automatically at home or asks me to enter a PIN number to unlock it.

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Whitehall and Microsoft negotiate NHS Windows XP hacker survival plan

John70

"We spoke to an IT operations manager at one major NHS trust who struggled to recall being contacted by central government on the end of Windows XP."

Does the IT Operations Manager know anything about IT?

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'You win, Kanye': Coinye creators throw in towel after rapper sues

John70

Maybe he's making his own Koin Kardashian currency and didn't wanted to be linked to Coinye

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Army spaffed MILLIONS up the wall on flawed Capita online recruiting system - report

John70

Or even have an in-house team to do the work and stop out-sourcing.

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Fisher-Price in hot seat: iPad bouncy chair lets APPLE BABYSIT tots – parents

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Re: Could be worse

As soon as they see this, they will...

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To fel with you! There's an NSA spook in my World of Warcraft

John70

Were they all playing Rogues?

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John70

Re: a cunning plan

If there are any job openings, I'll sign up...

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US spy court says internet firms can't report surveillance requests

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Joke

Re: Wait, what?

"America was not shut down properly.

Would you like to restart America in safe mode"

Have they tried turning it off and on again?

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WoW gold farmer throws sueball over real world gold theft

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Blizzard

Wonder if Blizzard will sue her for her gold for selling their virtual gold.

It is against the terms and conditions of the game.

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Wow! British Gas bungs a million remote-controlled sales-droids in UK homes

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No Reception

"The energy giant led the way towards the mandated smart-meters, relying on mobile phone networks to communicate with the new power meters rather than waiting for White Space or a 900MHz radio mesh network"

And what if you're in an area with no reception?

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Who will Dr Who chew in 50th TV do before Matt Smith bids adieu?

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Joke

50th Anniversary Ending

The Doctor whips out his Sonic Screwdriver and saves the day

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Make cool shows, make money: Netflix's SHOCKING TV strategy

John70

I liked Firefly and Serenity. Pity the idiots at the network cancelled it.

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Remember Streetmap? It's suing Google in a UK court

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Re: StreetMap Out of Date

opps... forgot to mention I compared the city centre where roads have been altered or closed and turned into pedestrian area.

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StreetMap Out of Date

Just compared StreetMap with Google for my home town and StreetMap is out of date.

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US Navy blasts drones with ship-mounted LASER CANNON

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One step closer...

... to phasers and disruptor cannons.

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Unwearable tech: Five ways IT garb's gone HORRIBLY WRONG

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Joke

Streetview

As a feature the glasses will come with a Streetview overlay so you know where you are

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SimCity Classic

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SimCity

The new SimCity is out 5th March: http://www.simcity.com/

Shame you have to be online to play it and the game will become useless if and when EA shuts down the servers.

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Bioshock Infinite, Devil May Cry, SimCity

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SimCity

The only problem with SimCity is that you have to be online to play it.

There has been many forum posts wanting it to be an off-line game like previous SimCities and not be at the mercy of EA when they decide to turn off the servers.

It's the type of game that you would play if there wasnt an internet connection available.

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