* Posts by The Vociferous Time Waster

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Big Ben belittled by Infosys' plans for enormous erection

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Ha

It is amazing the lengths a 'corporate university' will go to for credibility. Next up McDonalds university putting their diplomas in Latin.

Mind you, US colleges are just as bad at the cargo cult aping of Oxbridge - gowns and Latin and quads ahoy

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Loons in balloons: Google asks FCC to approve Net plan

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Capitalism

Watch the capitalists try to stop capitalist competition from happening. They're too busy blaming Obama for being a Muslim Communist to notice they are getting shafted.

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US police contracts and private forum posts dumped online

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Attention seeker

Another one wants a sofa suite at a London Embassy.

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The monitor didn't work but the problem was between the user's ears

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Re: Old IT joke

Bollocks. Heard it many times.

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Brit censors endure 10-hour Paint Drying movie epic

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Coat

Meh

Would only go to see it if I was plastered

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Virginia man charged in intriguing 'suspicious bacon' case

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Wait

Wearing a mask is a felony but carrying a gun while drunk is only misdemeanour

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Friends Reunited to shut down. What do you mean, 'is it still going?'

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My old science teacher

My old science teacher was handed down 8 years for being a nonce because the investigating officer used Friends Reunited to find other victims after one came forward.

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2003/jun/18/newmedia.technology

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Group rattles tin in bid to snatch TfL licence from Uber's paw

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Tfl is the problem

The playing field isn't level because cabbies have regulation from a bygone era. Rather than try to ban uber just review all the cabbie regulation and see what still makes sense in the modern world.

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Aircraft now so automated pilots have forgotten how to fly

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Re: ...how many landings are fully automatic...

Aren't the separate roads called railways?

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Happy new year, VW: Uncle Sam sues over engine cheatware

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Evil corporations

Aren't we always saying evil corporations should be properly punished?

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Cisco forgot to install two LEDs in routers

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Doozers

Cisco are full of Doozers right now:

http://subnet.tools/the-best-bug-i-have-ever-seen/

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France says 'non' to Wi-Fi and Tor restrictions after terror attack

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But freedom...

Meanwhile the US would be restricting everything including Islam itself because they are all about freedom.

Because guns.

I know it doesn't make sense, that's the point.

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Dropbox tells Mailbox and Carousel users to get their affairs in order

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Mailbox was the best email app for the iPhone. Until Google made Inbox.

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Sysadmin's £100,000 revenge after sudden sacking

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James

Still wouldn't hire him.

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'Dear Daddy...' Max Zuckerberg’s Letter back to her Father

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Re: Perhaps, just perhaps...

Why is it always 'breeding' when poor people do it.

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How TV ads silently ping commands to phones: Sneaky SilverPush code reverse-engineered

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Pirates

Embed tones in torrents of movies and put them up on tpb then see which phones ping you to confirm their owners are watching illegal content.

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Apple supremo Tim Cook rules out OS X fondleslab, iOS merger

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Ha

Microsoft has always tried to squeeze their PC into the form factor of a tablet while Apple just scaled up the iPod touch into the form factor of a tablet. See which one won.

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Mozilla releases iOS app version of Firefox browser for world+dog

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Firefox?

Is that even still a thing?

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Laid-off IT workers: You want free on-demand service for what now?

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Just...

Don't sign it.

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Wailing kiddies face Xmas Legogeddon

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Re: Yeah, right.

I bet you're a brilliant parent.

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R&D money for science – from your taxes?

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Re: Cherry picking much?

Universities only teach to provide a constant source of new researchers, their primary aim is research and the teaching of people who are not good enough to be researchers is a by product.

If private corporations are taking over research then they can to a large degree take on the teaching of new potential researchers either by doing it directly or by funding students through the newly privatised universities.

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BBC shuts off iPlayer to UK VPNs, cutting access to overseas fans

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Re: Still available on Hola

If you think you are clever enough to run a mail server it should be trivial to trace. Otherwise stop running a badly configured spam spaffing vanity server.

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Hillary's sysadmin left VNC, RDP exposed to the internet - report

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Re: There is no need to read her email for it to be a disaster

Bravo

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Re: There is no need to read her email for it to be a disaster

Are the horizontal and vertical stripes both wide?

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The Emissionary Position: screwing the motorist the European way

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Yes but..

...who actually knew the US even *had* emissions tests?

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Virtualisation blog 'of interest to Interpol'

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Twit

Man uses social media to make big deal of clerical error.

He could tweet so was probably just sat in a queue while they checked his passport a bit more thoroughly than usual.

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Facebook's UK wing paid just £4k in corporation tax last year

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Re: Companies don't pay tax

About £30m was paid in income tax - that is the bit the lefties are forgetting.

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OH GROSS! The real problem with GDP

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Coat

£6.50 an hour

£6.50 an hour for a legover? I could probably get change of a quid.

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@Quip but the housekeeper was already going to spend that money as she had earned it as her wages.

The only difference is that the transaction between man and wife is not recorded or counted in the same way if it is shared wealth of spouses rather than paid wages of housekeeper

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BT to shoot 'up to 330Mbps' G.fast into 2,000 Gosforth homes

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Green Park in Reading

Copper is long lasting and already in the ground. It's easy to 'splice' and can be handled by poorly trained monkeys (Openreach). If we had an entirely fibre network it would be fcsking awful.

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What's not up, Docs? Google Docs goes titsup in time for Friday beers

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Cloud service

I have my own private cloud - I ssh in to a box I own and use vi.

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USB sticks? How awful.

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Re: Ah...the Silicon Valley Ivory Tower

Well if they can print a map...

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Top VW exec blames car pollution cheatware scandal on 'a couple of software engineers'

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Source code review

Somebody hit commit - find that somebody

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Playmobil cops broadside for 'racist' pirate slave

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Revisionist

Meanwhile they're now removing the Auschwitz chimneys from the new holocaust toy range.

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Hey, Facebook – these are the new Like buttons you should have used

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A picture of a seagul

Get in the sea

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White House 'deeply disappointed' by Europe outlawing Silicon Valley

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Re: Bombing in 15 minutes!

Wait, doesn't the EU have WMDs and oil?

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Terror in the Chernobyl dead zone: Life - of a wild kind - burgeons

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Went there a couple of months back

Calculated the total dose for the day spent around Pripyat and Reactor 4 with lunch in Chernobyl itself as the same ballpark as a transatlantic flight or a chest X-ray

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Pocket mobe butt dialing clogs up 911 emergency calls, says Google

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Re: @BobRocket - Re: Emergency calls not optional

If you have a phone on a different network then just use that as they all make emergency calls on whatever network is available and if you don't have a phone then you are probably too stupid to help. Also if they have an iPhone just figure out which finger unlocks it and if they don't have an iPhone just leave the poor soul to die as they would thank you for it.

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FATTIES have most SUCCESS with opposite SEX! Have some pies and SCORE

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Re: BMI

Even a cylinder is a cubic function where as BMI is a square so your argument is pretty much invalid.

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Desperate times

Nothing melts a girls knicker elastic better than daddy issues and low self esteem. In some cases that translates into eating disorders (and from there springs the stripper community) or drugs (hookers) but for most it means comfort eating and that is where we get our mopeds from.

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Smuggle mischievous JavaScript into WinRAR archives? Sure, why not

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Wait...

You mean you can't just use the zip capability your OS already has?

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Feds want a phone smart enough to burn itself if it falls into the wrong hands

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Hey guys...

You are not the use case so stop applying it to your own lives to find flaws.

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BOFH: I'm not doing this for the benefit of your health, you know

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Re: For the nice people across the pond

The band is Canadian.

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Official: North America COMPLETELY OUT of new IPv4 addresses

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Re: @chris 17

Company I do work for uses a whole heap of other people's public space internally. All external connections are proxied though so it doesn't really matter.

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US military personnel investigated for splashing $96,576 on strippers

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Let's save money

The strippers cost a lot less than the investigation will.

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iOS 9 update set to bork 'hundreds of thousands of EU businesses'

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Re: Not just stores

You do realise that inside the WEP wifi connection there is strong encryption for the actual data payload right? You do realise that the end points check certs to prevent man in the middle over an untrusted network right? You do realise that credit card information passes over untrusted networks like the internet all the time right?

Not every setup is insecure like the wifi you use to view porn in your mum's basement.

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My parents don't know I'm in SEO. They think I play piano in a brothel

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Mushroom

Wait a minute

So there were a whole bunch of SEO scumbags together in one place? I spot an opportunity similar to a meeting of similarly principled individuals in Brighton in the '80s

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Scotsman cools PC with IRN-BRU, dubs it the 'Aye Mac'

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Re:

That was just Robbie Coltrane while he was playing an ex KGB Bond villain.

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Microsoft has developed its own Linux. Repeat. Microsoft has developed its own Linux

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Wow

What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

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