* Posts by The Vociferous Time Waster

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Capita IT Services raises the axe AGAIN

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Hmm

There is nothing to say about Capita that hasn't already been said.

But it won't stop the El Reg commenttards.

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‘Whatever happened to Vladimir Putin?’ and other crap New Year prophesies

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Re: Y2k

tl;dr

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Y2k

The very fact that they shortened the Year 2000 problem to the Y2k problem is a crushing example of the sort of laziness in Information Technology that caused the problem in the first place.

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MARS NEEDS BROADBAND, insists Elon Musk

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At last

a use case for v6

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This could be a case for Mulder and Scully: Fox 'in talks' to bring back The X-Files

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Meh

a couple of decades ago the idea of more x files would appeal - it was the right time then with Roswell conspiracy belief at a high point. Now it will just be a sad swan song to unfulfilled careers

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

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Year of Linux on the laptop

have not had a desktop in the house for 8 years and not had windows since xp

But everyone is different

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Cut a few BILLION off projected IT spend, m'kay? – Gartner mages

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Snake oil

My Chief Futurologist says that this is rubbish.

The only thing these people can predict is their invoice.

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World's largest ship swallows 900 MEGATINS of baked beans

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56.8 mega watts

so 0.05 DeLoriens?

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UK retailers in TABLET PRICE SLASH BONANZA

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iPhone 6

I ditched my playbook when I ditched my blackberry about 2 years ago. Now I have a 6 and there is nothing I want to do on a tablet that I can't do on the 6.

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Want to have your server pwned? Easy: Run PHP

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More secure than IIS

it's open source so it is more secure than closed source security through obscurity bloat ware because anyone can inspect the source code and submit fixes

Or at least that's what I was told

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Kim Dotcom vows to KILL SKYPE with encrypted MegaChat

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Re: Attn El Reg

People who use the word code as a verb are just trying to hide the fact that they are not programmers and at best use scripting languages and at worst markup.

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Sony FINGERS DDoS attackers for ruining PlayStation's Xmas

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Re: Still...

Server guy are you?

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Apple and Microsoft backed Rockstar flogs zombie Nortel patents for $900m

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Land of the free

Can't just make these patents public, gotta have a company that exists just to collect the patent tax. This served well to reduce competition. Land of the free eschews the free market yet again.

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Shock! Nork-grating flick The Interview WILL be in cinemas – Sony

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Josh Rogan

Surely every movie with Josh Rogan in it should be considered an act of terrorism. Meanwhile the USA has been looking for an excuse to have a legitimate pop at NORK so maybe this is their excuse. Like hunting a Saudi in Pakistan was their excuse to invade Afghan and hunting WMDs that existed purely in their imagination was an excuse to invade Iraq.

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POS malware crooks hack IP cams to validate targets

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@Ole

sure you do

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TRAGEDY STRIKES Vulture News Central but details remain scrambled

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New site design

I work with new technology and I fear change

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Misfortune Cookie crumbles router security: '12 MILLION+' in hijack risk

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Omfg noobs

my slackware gaming rig is running my nat with iptables and zone alarm pro and I have 14 different embedded devices all behind sonicwall hardware firewalls so I don't see the problem.

Mainly because I lack empathy and don't see that there are people for whom computing is a means to and end rather than the meaning of existence.

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Ofcom mulls selling UK govt's IPv4 cache amid IPv6 rollout flak

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Re: Does anyone trust Ofcom to handling any IP addressing?

Those numbers and letters are just a hex representation of the underlying binary. You know that right? The addresses have gone from 32 bit to 128 bit so it is largely trivial to keep the same last 32 bits and add a prefix if that is how you want to do your migration.

Folks get all scared of v6 but it isn't really as bad as it seems.

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Do you even know who your customers ARE?

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In a real shop

In a real shop they know far more about you than most online retailers do. They know your lifestyle, what you eat, when you eat it and even what aisle you linger in longest. They know all about your wife, your kids and the packet of rubbers you bought on that business trip. Real shops know how fickle your are or how loyal to a brand and what sort of marketing works to make your change your mind. Etailers still have a lot to learn.

If you don't like this wear a mask, pay cash and definitely don't bring your cellphone shopping.

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Creating more harmony around end user computing

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End user computing is like retail

The customer is always right. Mainly because they will tell their version of events to some senior manager who will overrule your boss.

The sales team favourite is "without this we are losing sales"

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Microsoft tries to defend Irish servers from US g-men invasion, again

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One rule for Uncle Sam

USA - greatest threat to freedom in the modern world

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This Christmas, demand the right to a silent night

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Re: sometimes...

Narcissistic wankers are exactly what a company needs to get the most work out of the little drones like you.

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GERONTIC 'Ghost ship' prowled the undersea cables of the 1940s

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Tenuous

historically interesting - thel GCHQ link in the story is pretty lame though

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US govt tells ICANN: No accountability, no keys to the internet

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Facepalm

Popcorn

time to sit back and watch all the people who changed the hosts file on their mum's computer all spout off about how much they think they know about what ICAAN does

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Gangnam Style BREAKS YouTube

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17 thousand years

that's about 250 lifetimes

Convict him for mass murder

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How to get ahead in IT: Swap the geek speak for the spreadsheet

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FAIL

Wow

three articles on buoyant job markets with canned opinions from job salesmen. Maybe by the 5th article it might actually be true

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Hire and hold IT staff in 2015: The Reg's how-to guide

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Here's what we need

we need another layer of governance.

Said someone to roars of laughter

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I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations

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Re: Groundhog Day

Elaborate...

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One word

looper

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I need a password to BRAKE? What? No! STOP! Aaaargh!

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Voice control

you walk out of a carpet seller after telling them to shove their stupid rugs up their asses. "For mat, see colon"

Nothing works anymore

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Two driverless cars stuffed with passengers are ABOUT TO CRASH - who should take the hit?

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This is why nerds don't do ethics

the responses here are just too literal and rational

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LIFE, JIM? Comet probot lander found 'ORGANICS' on far-off iceball

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Re: Secret mode?

I heard they used the control stick and used up up down down left right left right B A

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ATTACK OF THE DRONES: ‘Nefarious’ private use rising, says top Blighty copper

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Black Helicopters

Easy

if a 10mm ball from my slingshot doesn't do the job I suspect 28g of birdshot will make the props a lot less effective

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'Open source just means big companies can steal your code.' O RLY?

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Jeremy Clarkson

robot wars was just another example of something that was made better by the absence of Jeremy Clarkson

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Microsoft exams? Tough, you say? Pffft. 5-YEAR-OLD KID passes MCP test

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Popcorn

who would have though this thread would have garnered so many insightful comments

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Poll trolls' GCHQ script sock puppets manipulate muppets

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Certain regional news sites

certain regional news sites use a CMS that has an easily gamed 'most read' widget.

It doesn't use cookies or check browser versions or even look at unique IP addresses. All you need to do is loop a few times in a bash script to wget the page (minus all the chrome) to /dev/null and your favourite local cheese baking story or village fete shenanigans can sit at the top of the most read widget for as long as you like.

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Police in U-turn as 'shop a gun-owner' hotline is scrapped

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I want to be very clear that the vast majority of firearms owners in the UK are law‐abiding and safety‐conscious.

Given that fairly stringent police checks are carried out for both a FAC and a SGC you can be fairly certain of this.

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Re: Right not privilege

An SGC is something you can get unless the police can give a reason why you can't have it. A FAC is something you can get if you have good reason to have it for a specific purpose.

Mine's the one with the black powder license in the pocket unless my hands get swabbed at airports.

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Shove over, 2FA: Authentication upstart pushes quirky login tech

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Behaviour

"Good afternoon, this is HSBC fraud team, how is your Christmas shopping going?"

"Fine, thanks"

"Good to hear it, enjoy London."

Compared with more recently

"Hello, Citi, why was my card just declined at my local restaurant while taking my in laws out for dinner"

"We placed a block on your card after you bought some jewellery over the phone"

"So you let the big suspicious transaction go through but blocked the smaller and not at all suspicious transaction through?"

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MoJ hands £125m to outsourcing giant Atos

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This will end well

This will be a boon for the service management, service transition, incident management and project management roles which will be filled by £600 a day contractors while the 3 people who can actually fix things are paid £19,000

Time to do Prince2 & ITIL and forget everything you know about technology.

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iBail: American Psycho actor Christian Bale rejects Steve Jobs role

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Re: Perhaps a change in film style

So a fruity peep show

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Russians hear Tim Cook is gay, pull dead Steve Jobs' enormous erection

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Rule of thumb

if you are pissing off the Russians you are probably doing something right.

10 points for the horse photo and caption and another 10 for the article subtitle

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Brazil greenlights $200m internet cable to Europe in bid to outfox NSA

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SA to SA

There needs to be more South Africa to South America bandwidth. At the moment most of that traffic goes via Europe and USA

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Not a loyal follower of @BritishMonarchy? You missed The QUEEN*'s first Tweet

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The

The Queen

The Royal Navy

The City

You all know which one.

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Revealed: The amazing magical innovation in the iPad Mini 3 – a lick of paint

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Which is nice

A Caddyshack reference? Very 'target demographic'

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SKYPE has the HOTS for my NAKED WIFE

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Re: Disable it.

Sure you did

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Re: https://appear.in

Two different operating systems give different results but still people blame the network.

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Re: Poll

@ACx

Advertising doesn't work on me.

Sent from my iPhone

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YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results

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Easy way to reduce dmca notices

if Google are getting swamped with dmca notices they should take the labour government approach and require all requests to be filed on paper in triplicate and signed along with a copy of the submitter's birth certificate verified by a solicitor, doctor, magistrate or justice of the peace. All forms should be discussed at a quarterly meeting and the minutes published in a locked storage cabinet with a sign saying beware of the leopard.

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That's PROFESSOR Woz to you from now on, young whippersnapper

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Now then

one claiming he had changed her life in 60 seconds

Fnarr fnarr

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