* Posts by nsld

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Google helps Brit crims polish their image – but what about the innocent

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Re: If you commit a crime....

any business carrying out its activities within the EU has to comply, no one compiling or holding this kind of data is exempt.

Google could of course just operate in the US out of its .com website but the loss of all that lovely revenue they generate in Ireland is billions compared to the cost of delivering this relatively small administrative service.

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Capita: Call centre workers, can you fall on your swords? Please?

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Deflection through obfuscation

A Crapita spokesman said " by making it really difficult to call us we have forced people to use our crappy knowledge base, twitter and other pointless support channels, consequently we need less meat sacks to answer phones mwaah haa haa" as he stroked his white fluffy cat.

ftfy

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Facebook and Twitter queen Taylor Swift: Facebook and Twitter are RUBBISH

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It makes a change

From the usual vacuous muppets who are presented an opinion to have by media or PR people.

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THIS TIME we really are ALL DOOMED, famous doomsayer prof says

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Coat

Bing Professor?

Does that mean he looks after the universities microwave oven?

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Cupertino GIVES IN to Taylor Swift, will pay Apple Music royalties

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Her sideline in the world of Infosec

Is much more interesting than her music

Have a look at @swiftonsecurity on twitter

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Climate change alarmism is a religious belief – it's official

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Coat

So

The Sky Fairies PR man on earth says that the things the sky fairy invented are wrecking the other thing the sky fairy invented.

Sounds to me like its all the fault of the sky fairy.

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Downing Street secretly deletes emails to avoid exposure to FOIeurs

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I wonder

As the government runs its own network does it not come under its own DRIP legislation on retention as it is effectively an ISP?

I would like to see Treasonous May explain that one!

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Hacked US OPM boss: We'll fix our IT security – just give us $21 million

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Apparently

It's all Edward Snowden''s fault.

Will be the standard excuse trotted out in 5,4,3.......

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'Snowden risked lives' fearfest story prompts sceptical sneers

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Coat

Apparently

The BBC is set to announce that Snowden is a key cause of global warming as well.....

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Renault Kadjar: La Regie's new full-sized, inexplicably named SUV

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Needs a more appropriate name

Rather than Kadger how about Todger to reflect the nature of the people taking this kind of thing on the school run?

Lets hope you dont want to tow any of your sports equipment with this SUV either, given the pointless engine choices its going to be next to useless to drag anything around.

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Camgirls, crypto currency and beer: The Register tours the Dark Net

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Excellent

Really enjoyed that.

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Sacré bleu! Parking machine labels French mayor ‘thieving bastard'

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Re: ... Sadly twinned with both Reading and Basildon

Town twinning is a cultural thing involving exchange visits and the like, a way of sharing and celebrating the culture, art and people of each town.

It would be fair to say that both Reading and Basildon are cultural deserts or as we prefer to call them "shit holes" and are not exactly renowned for culture, art or much else.

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HMRC ditches Microsoft for Google, sends data offshore

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Re: Why not

@Jimmypage

Any company can have a UK entity, Google has one but claims all its sales are through Ireland.

I also think you are confusing sourcing of the actual item with the entity itself, using your logic importing would not exist.

Its more about the ethics, the government lambasts Google for its tax practices and then buys stuff from them. Its a bit like the Costa/Nero/Starbucks conundrum with the way they choose to do business and avoid taxes via Luxembourg for Nero and Switzerland for Starbucks so I use Costa.

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Why not

Mandate that any business done with our government is by a UK entity paying all taxes in the UK.

Especially as this data should only be hosted in this country.

MIght be worth El Reg doing an FOI request for a copy of the BCR's they have in place for the processing and protection of the data, unless of course the Government is relying purely on the goodwill of the safe harbor agreement?

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Apple: Relax, fanbois! We never meant to read your heart rate during wild wrist action

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FAIL

Pointless

If you want to use heart rate measurement to assess health on an ongoing basis you need to record it on an ongoing basis.

Taking a sample every 10 minutes if you are not moving is only going to give you a low point and will tell you nothing about the stresses placed on you during the day so if you spend most of the day stomping round the office screaming at minions you will have no idea of the stress impact on heart rate.

I suspect the update is purely a battery saving tactic and the consideration that it will skew downwards any of the resting energy expenditure or give an insight into the impacts of stress has been ignored.

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Creationist: The Flintstones was an accurate portrayal of Dino-human coexistence

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Coat

Ham

Something isn't kosher about this guy. ...

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Carry On Computing: Ten stylish laptop bags for him

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no timbuk2?

Had mine sInce 1996 and still going strong and as a courier bag you can get loads loads of kit in and still ride a bike with it.

For air travel my targus has been going almost as long.

Neither has that cutting edge trendy look of the ones in the article but when was the last time you heard someone say they get laid thanks to a 200 quid man bag?

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Last flying Avro Vulcan, XH558, prepares for her swan song

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Thumb Up

had the joy

Of this flying over the house when it was heading over to Duxford last summer.

Rather than just turning casually he cranked it round and gave it some serious throttle and the house shook.

Simply awesome and a real shame it's the last year of flight.

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Theresa May: Right, THIS time we're getting the Snoopers' Charter in

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Re: If you've nothing to hide, you've nothing to fear.

"I simply don't see what the problem is."

Indeed, that's apparent from your post.

We are not at risk from the sky fairy worshipers in Syria, they are quite happy in the little dust bowl they have playing a live version of Call of Duty to worry about the infidels in the West.

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I think she will still struggle to get this through

But its going to be closer than previous attempts.

A lot of back bench tories oppose it, the SNP will probably replace the Lib Dems in opposing it and then its down to Millibands muppets and the assorted stragglers to balance it out.

UKIP, or Doug as he is known will vote for it, but that will be opposed by the tree hugger from Brighton.

The irony is that if it does go through all it will be doing is adding a legal veneer to something that the security services have been doing illegally for years, its not actually going to change that aspect of how they snoop on us, just the perceived lawfullness of it.

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Ryanair stung after $5m Shanghai'd from online fuel account

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Of course

If Joe or Paddy Public gets an account emptied the Economic crimes unit will allocate just as much in resources to get it back, oh wait, no they won't!

As for Ryanair getting the shaft its almost karmic

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Quid-A-Day kids chow down on foraged weed salad

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Re: Mmmmm, foraging.

Its a fair point on the ethics of the challenge and what you should or shouldn't do.

I took the view that if I was living on a £1 a day I wouldnt have access to a car so did my shopping within walking distance rather than saving a couple of pence by driving 10 miles to an Aldi or Lidl.

I also live in the UK's answer to deliverance country so could have happily supplemented my diet with roast pheasant roadkill but again I didn't feel it was comparable to what someone genuienly on the poverty line would be able to do.

In terms of the pasta vs rice argument, the issue with value pasta is that aside from the taste it doesnt contain as much Durum Wheat as normal pasta and is a mixture of flours, probably from the factory floor so its nutritional value is low compared to normal pasta. You can't really dilute rice with other ingredients so at least you know what you are getting. For my "fish surprise" the protien comes mainly from the fish, the surprise is if the meal has any fish in it as my ladling skills are questionable.

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Quid-A-Day Nosh Challenge kicks off early for starvation veteran

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currently clearing the fridge

Had to take the ice out of the freezer so its martini time.

Meals are cooked and in the freezer ready for the week.

I pity my colleagues, the smell of fish surprise is not the best

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Surveillance, broadband, zero hours: Tech policy in a UK hung Parliament

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Re: Sometimes I have this thought

I agree.

Given the economic ineptitude of fish boy and the midget Scotland would be as bankrupt as Dubai was and we could have stepped in and snapped it up for a song.

Would have been far cheaper than having Cameroon bend over and offer his arse for devo max!

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Trading Standards pokes Amazon over 'libellous' review

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Re: Trading Standards

Sorry Dan Paul but this is bollocks of the highest order:

"The issue of "Libel" or "Defamation" is ONLY between the actual negative reviewer and the company or person getting the negative review, Amazon just provided a service and a forum for feedback. They have no business censoring or editing the review and are not liable for what its' posters say."

In England and Wales the law allows the damaged party to bring an action against a publisher or republisher of the defamatory or libelous comment. In refusing to act on the request of the complainant Amazon has made itself the publisher and is now in the same legal boat as the original commentator.

As to the merit of the claim, that's a different issue but the laws over here are very different to the US.

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Dot-com intimidation forces Indiana to undo hated anti-gay law

nsld

Re: "said one moron" - inappropriate

Twat would work

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Belgium to the rescue as UK consumers freeze after BST blunder

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I suspect

The original code was written by a Californian using PST as the baseline time for all things global.

3 weeks ago people woke upto a warm house which probably started heating an hour earlier and they didnt notice, then come our change and the error comes to the fore.

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700,000 beautiful women do the bidding of one Twitter-scamming man

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Re: @1980s_coder I've up-voted you, because you're intentions were admirable…

Gadzooks.

Whilst you got a result going from 30 stone to 7.5 that would have been achievable with pretty much any form of diet as to maintain 30 stone you have to eat a shed load of bad stuff and do very little.

Does Atkins work? Yes, high protien, high fat and low simple sugar will lead to weight loss. Bottom line, too much sugar will make you fat, beating a sugar craving has more impact on weight management than any other strategy and that is the basis of most of these types of diets.

Paleo diets are frankly a steaming pile of bollocks unless you are truly hunter gathering and moving and grazing all day, people in paleolithic times didnt eat the wonderous and varied things currently in the paleo diets you can find, they either walked, ran, killed, ate or slept. The fact you can find Paleo microwave bread speaks volumes, when was the last time you saw a cave painting of a microwave oven?

Your theory on coeliac disease falls down if you compare it to something like allergies to pollen, we all have the same systems for respiration but not all of us have issues with pollen, gluten is no different in that respect. Eating loads of bread for example is going to impact your weight thanks to its glycemic index and impact on insulin response rather than its gluten content and any intolerance.

Dietary cholesterol intake doesnt impact blood cholesterol levels, what does is high levels of body fat, which require higher levels of oestrogen to maintain the fat cells which in turn is manufactured from cholesterol, hence why people with high levels of body fat typically have higher levels of cholesterol. Endurance exercise will increase High density lipoprotien cholesterol which is "good" and if you can get the ratio higher then you can have a high total value and not carry a significant health risk .

Bottom line, eat less crap, eat less simple sugars, do some exercise.

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nsld

of course

Twitter is not interested in actually getting rid of these scams as it all adds up for the mythical unique user count they use to pump up the "value" of the "product"

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Home Office awards Raytheon £150m over e-borders cancellation

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Facepalm

Seriously

They failed to deliver and they continue to be a supplier?

Clearly Treasonous May has her eye on the England managers job!

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Osbo: Choose a f*cking IoT fridge. Choose spirit-crushing driverless cars

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Paris Hilton

Re: Hmmmm

What you really want is a mythical sky fairy telling you to keep a couple of hareems of pneumatic blondes* as a show of faith rather than two kitchens!

* insert your preference here. ...

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Apple Watch: HOT WRIST ACTION plus slim $1299 MacBooks - and HBO TV

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Mushroom

Re: The 'Pink Pound'. Dollar, Euro, etc

I struggle to know where to start with a response to this so lets start with an easy opener that, speaking directly and expressing my opinion freely you are a cunt of the highest order.

Now thats over we can move onto the minor issue that disposable income and sexuality are not linked, you will clearly be shocked to learn that both gay and straight people can be rich or poor, and in equal measure they can have both good and bad taste.

Now thats dealt with perhaps you can do the planet a favour and pop yourself down the vets for a one way trip on ketamine airways?

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Oh No, Lenovo! Lizard Squad on the attack, flashes swiped emails

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Paris Hilton

I'm so ronery

And cue the blame being placed on Kim Jong Un in 5,4,3.....

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So long, Lenovo, and no thanks for all the super-creepy Superfish

nsld
Paris Hilton

of course

You are ignoring the crapfest that is iTunes in that statement?

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BBC: SOD the scientific consensus! Look OUT! MEGA TSUNAMI is coming

nsld

Re: BBC says no to science

Wont be long before they tout megashark v. crocosauraus as a consequence of global warming!

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'Tech' City hasn't got proper broadband and it's like BT doesn't CARE

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Facepalm

I see this a lot

Business dependent on Internet connectivity relies on some cheap or free residential service and then complains that it's shit.

Guess what media hipster twats reliable connectivity costs money and you get what you pay for!

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Crackdown on eBay sellers 'failing to display' VAT numbers

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so what's to stop

Ming dong Bing bong trading Ltd of kowloon registering for vat and then simply ignoring its obligations?

Meanwhile business purchasers now reclaim the vat legitimately leaving hmrc out of pocket.

How is hmrc going to enforce its demands in China?

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Powering the Internet of Stuff – by sucking electricity from TREES

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Coat

Re: IoS?

The "Internet of Shit"

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Or as we prefer to call it, "Fox News"

ftfy

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Horrifying iPhone sales bring Apple $18bn profit A QUARTER

nsld

Re: So what happen to Peak Apple?

Did you choke on your free range organic soya latte with grated quinoa topping at the thought of being labeled a guardian reader?

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Facepalm

Re: So what happen to Peak Apple?

I thought he was offering them a lentil casserole!

Given most fanboi seem to be tree hugging, sandal wearing Guardian readers that seemed far more obvious to me.

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Paris terror attacks: ISPs face pressure to share MORE data with governments

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Facepalm

Dr Liam Fox?

The same Dr Liam who resigned in disgrace after giving access to his mate the lobbyist when he was defence secretary?

And we are expected to take his call for all our data at face value?

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FBI fingering Norks for Sony hack: The TRUTH – by the NSA's spyboss

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Re: You see what you want to see

You sound like one of those Treasonous hacktivist weirdos.....

By pointing out the fud and smokescreen from the NSA, and that's before you add in something as simple as ip spoofing

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NHS refused to pull 'unfit for purpose' Care.data leaflet

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Re: Same old arrogance

"Re: Same old arrogance

Except that end users of the data will never see the NHS Number, just as they don't when they analyse Hospital Episode Statistics.

Nice try at an uninformed rebuttal of a rebuttal though."

Because of course those are the only two datasets they will ever look at.........

With date of birth, postcode and gender its possible to cross match data sets and get a good level of accuracy and in less populous areas you can do it with even less specific data. I can pretty much guarantee that I am the only male born in my year of birth in my postcode so cross referencing from just that data would be simple.

Actually having my NHS number is pretty irrelevent as its rarely if ever used outside the NHS but if you where an insurer and held my car or life insurance it would be simple to match that to my medical data with those "anonymous" data points.

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Re: Same old arrogance

You might be vaguely anonymous in dense areas of population but out in the sticks with 1 or 2 houses per postcode its a different story.

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Want to shoot FIREBALLS from your wrists, SPIDER-MAN style?

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Mushroom

Re: Can we get ....

In my youth we used to fit a sparkplug to the backbox of a mini with a coil and a switch, drive down the road, pull out the choke and hit the switch.

This resulted in a massive backfire, flames and occassionaly the death of the exhaust.

Happy days.

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Sony-blasting Lizard Squad suspects quizzed by UK and Finnish cops

nsld

Re: assuming he's in it up to his scrawny neck, by now...

And thats before he meets his new cell mate Big Dave and discovers a whole new meaning to the term "backdoor"

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Facepalm

The one arrested

Was the TV spokestool, he apparently snapchatted the search warrant and expressed suprise that they took everything!

How he thought he wouldnt get his collar felt going on the TV is bizarre.

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European data law: UK.gov TRASHES 'unambiguous consent' plans

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Re: Could you refuse...

Yes by simply not buying services or contracting from that supplier.

The problem with the term "consent to process data" is that it is really broad whereas the article 29 working party is more focussed on specific types of processing such as marketing and communications to the data subject and the specifc and freely informed opt in given by the subject.

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Norks' internet goes TITSUP in possible DDoS attack

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I'm

so ronery........

You know the rest

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Feds finger Norks in Sony hack, Obama asks: HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE KOREA?

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What was the threat from the hackers?

Worst they could probably do was chuck some empty pizza boxes or squeeze some zits in the general direction of the cinema goers.

One swift wedgie would make them skulk back to mum

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