* Posts by John G Imrie

1452 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009

London's Met Police has missed the Windows XP escape deadline

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If people didn't piss about at school they wouldn't need education as adults.

And if their jobs didn't get off shored they wouldn't need retraining either.

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London's 'automatic' Tube trains suffered 750 computer failures last year

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Re: Really?

Southern claimed that 961 trains where cancelled due to the strike on Monday http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36987040 and is running 341 less due to its emergency time table http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/southern-rail-crisishit-operator-confirms-it-will-cut-341-trains-in-new-timetable-a3288026.html

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Re: Vacancy for Robot Phsycologists now arising

You'll be after Susan Calvin's job next.

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Some benefits of digital health to NHS may be delayed by consent model consultation – expert

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Unhappy

care.data is dead

long live care.data

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Sealed with an XSS: Popular vulnerabilities probed

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Re: Obligatory XKCD

Hello '; SELECT * FROM users where id = 22991

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Australian spooks' email guide banishes MS Word macros, JavaScript

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Re: ...but it would be nice if ..

I'm a coder, and working off site, it would be nice if I could send code snippets, scripts and patches to myself. Or to the local admin. Or to the quarintine area. Or too somewhere, anywhere, where I could retrieve it.

Use a text/plain MIME type then

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Church organist nabbed for playing glory hole in excelsis

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Re: Ahem...

You are Samantha and I claim my £5

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The very latest on the DNC email conspiracy. Which conspiracy? All of them, of course!

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Re: Noooooo!!

Now I have an image of Trump and Clinton fighting in a sand pit, like Ragen and Chernenko in the video for Two Tribes

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Crashed and alone in a remote location: When paid help is no help

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Re: Wilds of Yorkshire

Every sperm is sacred.

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Space station to get shiny new ringpiece for automatic penetration

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Important question

Do you get to listen to the Blue Danube as the docking computer kicks in?

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Theresa or Teresa May? Twitter confuses nude model and new PM

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Re: This is going to end badly.

Are you suggesting that Theresa is going to have problems pulling out as she has less experience than Teresa?

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UK.gov wants to fine websites £250,000 if teens watch porn vids

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RTFM

The definition of commercial porn includes free

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Prominent Brit law firm instructed to block Brexit Article 50 trigger

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Re: "No, No, No. Let me resign..."

Again?

He's going to have more comebacks than Mandelson.

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Re: From another angle...

The Act of Parliament that led to the referendum explicitly states that the referendum is non binding on Parliament. In effect it was nothing more than an opinion pole.

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Michael Gove says Britain needs to create its own DARPA

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Not sure how to fix the weather issues, though

With enough global warming this won't be a problem

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A trip to the Twilight Zone with a support guy called Iron Maiden

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Re: Depressing

If that was on the ballot paper I'd have gone for the second option.

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Not sure it's your brain Dabsy

I think you might need to get your ears checked out.

Now we all know what makes you blind. What makes you loose your hearing?

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Brexit-bored Brits back to bashing the bishop after ballot box blues

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Re: Says everything that there is to be said

It,s absolutely certain that what they say you are going to vote for is not going to be the same thing as what you get after you have voted.

I thought that voting leave meant that we'd get shafted by a big dumb blond .... oh I see what you mean.

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Google off the hook for feeding kids bad cookies

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Re: ROBOTS.TXT... schmobots.txt

You need top go back and RTFM. So far the courts have said

a) You can't sue Google because they acted in good faith.

b) You can't sue Nic.com the cookies as they where sufficiently anonymised.

c) You can sue Nic.com over their claim of "HEY GROWN-UPS: We don't collect ANY personal information about your kids. Which means we couldn't share it even if we wanted to!".

So your point was?

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Visiting America? US border agents want your Twitter, Facebook URLs

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Re: I guess it's good then that I'm a citizen and not a visitor....

Odd that my reality is so different from yours, I had been told some horror stories about US Passport control, but I had no problems. The passport officer even smiled when my g/f made a rather crap joke.

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Parliament takes axe to 2nd EU referendum petition

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The only meaningful poll is one to force immediate issuing of article 50 notification before the scoundrels can manipulate the situation into something worse.

I voted remain, but I'm with you on this

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Hey cloud lawyer: Can I take my client list with me?

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It's tran-sexual, really

I'm a sweet Transvestite

from transsexual

Transylvania!

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Hi Frank

How's Transylvania this time of year?

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Snoopers' Charter 'goes too far' says retired Met assistant commish

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Joke

So then

What did the Lib Dems do for us?

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Cats understand the laws of physics, researchers claim

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Re: Cats know about the laws of gravity...

Cat's remember that we worshipped them as gods, no laws apply to them.

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Tinder bans under-18s: Moral panic averted

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Childcatcher

Is that image for the story ...

legal under the cartoon kiddy porn laws?

And now I've got you all thinking about it it defiantly isn't

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EU referendum frenzy bazookas online voter registration. It's another #GovtDigiShambles

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Re: I'd imagine it was two groups....

I think we could do with a different web site for checking if you are registered or not. That might relieve some of the pressure.

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Re: I'm in two minds about this...

I believe if you are not in the polling by 10pm you are officially out of luck. However some returning officers have allowed those in the queue at 10pm to enter the polling station thus allowing those people a vote.

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Scots denied Saltire emoji

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Re: @ Khaptain our national animal, the unicorn

Traditionally a Unicorn can only be tamed by a virgin. Which explains why there are so many wild ones in Scotland.

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Q: Is it wrong to dress as a crusader for an England match?

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Joke

Someone gets offended on someone else's behalf.

I find you comment highly offensive.

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But the nation didn't do as the French did, and cut their fucking heads off.

We did, Charles I. Unfortunately after Cromwell died we invited the buggers back.

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Brexit? Cutting the old-school ties would do more for Brit tech world

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Re: The facepalm is strong in this one

You get the elected European parliament to vote the out of office.

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$10bn Oracle v Google copyright jury verdict: Google wins, Java APIs in Android are Fair Use

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Re: It's just business

It's just business guys. Remember Microsoft financing SCO to destroy Linux.

Yeah, what ever happened to Linux?

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Re: C'mon guys, we should cut Oracle some slack here.

Why?

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Queen guitarist Brian May releases virtual reality viewer

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Re: 360° badger sett simulator

This whole thread is becoming a bit of a scandal in my opinion.

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BBC post-Savile culture change means staff can 'speak truth to power'

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Re: I don't believe a word of it

I want the BBC to be able to piss of everyone, including me. Now could someone please stop them commissioning more soaps and reality TV. bloody BBC mumble mumble ...

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Sweden decides Julian Assange™ 'remains detained in absentia'

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Escape tunnels

One tunnel out of Colditz Castle started at the top of the chapel clock tower

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British cops to film you with 59k body-worn cameras by end of year

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Judge Dredd ...

Was a warning not an instruction manual

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Committees: Wait! Don't strap on the Privacy Shield yet

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Mushroom

So riddle me this ...

You can't.

Next question please.

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Goracle latest: Page testifies, jury goes home

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Re: The lessons of not doing due diligence in acquisitions

Just a couple of points

1) When Google acquired Android the went to the then owners of Java, Sun, and asked if they could use the interfaces. Sun's reply, which is recorded under testimony from then Sun's CEO boils down to, 'sure. go for it.'

2) The only company / organisation / IT Guru who thinks interfaces are copyrightable is Oracle

Oracle bought Sun after Sun had given permission to Google. If anyone is guilty of not doing due diligence it's Oracle.

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Would we want to regenerate brains of patients who are clinically dead?

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I wonder how much the treatment will cost

And how the rest of us will cope when the 1%ers are clinically immortal.

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Dwarf planet intumesces before astronomers' gaze

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Mushroom

Bang

See above

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Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends on July 29th

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They're going to remove May?

Brian or James?

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Barclays.net Bank Holiday outage leaves firms unable to process payments

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small number.

Why do these status updates always talk of a small number of customers, small against what? Total number of customers or total number that tried to login?

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Twitter loses FISA fight

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Unhappy

Dimit

FEDS make me like Twitter

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Good enough IT really is good enough. You don't need new hardware

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Re: The opposite of good enough

is expensive.

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Lick that new, new metal...

You are Bender and I claim my £5

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why is everything Javascript these days?

Because it pushes the compute cost onto the client/user rather than the server/web site.

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Tokyo rebrands 2020 Olympics

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Re: No giant robots?

How about some cute girls with pony tails.

And as an after thought, which bits of modern Japan will they be celebrating during the opening ceremony.

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Sysadmin given Licence To Perve shows why you always get it in writing

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Re: Post Apocalyptic Meltdown yes

Yer looks like the boss was a bit of an arse hole at the start, but when given the documentation backed down with good grace.

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