* Posts by John G Imrie

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T-Mobile US CEO calls his subscribers thieves, gripes about 'unlimited' limited tethering

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Re: "stealing data from T-Mobile"

So how would you describe it then?

Breach of contract.

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BOFH: An architect and his own entirely avoidable downfall

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Devil

Not sure about that

The boss and the BOFH seam to be fighting individual but parallel battles against upper management.

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Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive

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Stats

New trawl through Ashley Madison database reveals that only 1% of members where Human.

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BACS Bank Holiday BALLS UP borks 275,000 payments

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Re: I feel sorry for

Don't companies have a legal duty to meet their payroll.

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FBI probed SciFi author Ray Bradbury for plot to glum-down America

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Re: What does liberal mean

I bet they don't like Mum's Apple Pie™ either

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America, land of the Free*

Everything free in America,

For a small fee in America.

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Surely Mars would be a better fit given the subject of this chronicle?

Just avoid the silver locusts

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Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive

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Friend

Hay, someone called Ann Darrow wants to friend me

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Now Ashley Madison hackers reveal 'CEO's emails and source code'

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Internal Emails

Should be fun to find out exactly what the Company thinks of it's client base.

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You CAN'T jail online pirates for 10 years, legal eagles tell UK govt

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Stealing is, of course a Bad Thing

But Copyright Infringement is not Stealing or Theft no matter what the scary advert at the start of your DVD says.

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Re: It appears the gubmint is doing the wishes of the record, tv and film industries.

Well yes. They have pissed of the Banks so will have to look else ware for their Directorships.

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Politicians certainly treat their own money differently to Taxpayers money

A fix for the above.

If the Parliament makes a loss then the MP's are jointly and severely liable for the loss. If Parliament makes a profit then 50% of the profit goes to the MP's. No new tax or increase in an existing tax's rate can be introduced with out a Plebiscite. The rules for the Plebiscite being valid will be the same as the rules for a Union calling for a Strike.

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Crime and Punisment

There is no doubt that copyright infringement is serious and there is no strong case for treating online infringement any differently to physical infringement.

Figures taken from http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/s_to_u/sentencing_manual/

Wounding or Inflicting Grievous Bodily Harm 5 years

Copyright Infringement 10 years

Death by Dangerous Driving 14 years

So off line Copyright Infringement falls somewhere between GBH and Death by Dangerous Driving and the Government wants to move online from below GBH to above GBH

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EU clears UK to give £50m to SABRE space launcher engine

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Mushroom

Black space planes.

with weird black controls that are labelled in black on a black background, with a little black light that lights up black to let you know you've done it.

They've got sponsorship from Disaster Area, haven't they.

Boom icon for the end of the world.

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Reddit caves to Russian fungus censorship demands

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Can't do Illigal drugs

So will set up a reddit aimed at Children expounding on the benefits of Vodka. And why Daddy comes home late at night every Friday and beats the crap out of Mummy.

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Flying Spaghetti Monster spotted off Angolan coast

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Re: For years they were serving him incorrectly

Heretic. Burn the Heretic.

Oh and Splitters!

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Assange™ is 'upset' that he WON'T be prosecuted for rape, giggles lawyer

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Re: OH FOR FUCKS SAKE

HE COULD NOT BE EXTRADITED ON TO ANYWHERE ELSE WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE UK.

And what makes you think the UK will lift a finger to protect a non UK national from a US Extradition order. We don't even protect our own.

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It's not just antivirus downloads that have export control screening

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but to unstick the order I had to send a copy of my birth certificate,

Which shows how total bollocks this is as anyone can get hold of a copy of your birth certificate.

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Care.data is a complete omnishambles, says study into hated scheme

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Re: As General Turgidson so wisely said...

Dr Strangelove should be on every ones must watch list.

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Rise up against Oracle class stupidity and join the infosec strike

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Re: Rise up Techie Introverts and be ...

Well a lot of us Techie Introverts read El Reg so can we get our beloved Red Top to launch a campaign to help us ram the problem down the PHB's throats.

Failing that I'll see about organising a badge or T Shirt. Something along the lines of 'I know where your personal details went last night' might be fun.

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You'll LITERALLY PAY for getting tricked into visiting these scam sites

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Nothing new under the sun

Reminds me of the old dial up scam where the scamers would change the number of your ISP on your computer to a Premium Rate Number.

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McAfee tells El Reg: 'My shootout with the police was highly exaggerated'

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Re: The legend that is...

In that case why do all the girls in the photo have their eyes closed?

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If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear

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Big Brother

Enterprise

Why do you have Compliance data on a non Enterprise OS. Especially as the Enterprise OS lets you turn of some of the things the Plebs can not.

Only partially in jesat

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Global spy system ECHELON confirmed at last – by leaked Snowden files

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Knighthoods

In their position I wouldn't let any one in authority near me with a sword.

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Email apparently from Home Office warns of emails apparently from Home Office

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Theresa May ...

Finally disappears in a puff of logic.

Humm, that was easy. I wonder if I can prove that black is white.

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Boffins sting spooks with 'HORNET' onion router

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Re: Should've googled before they named this..?

Did you remember to turn off your personal search preferences?

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Universal Pictures finds pirated Jurassic World on own localhost, fires off a DMCA takedown

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127.0.0.1

I'm thinking it's not on Universals machines' but on the scanning company that they hired. Universal should be suing them.

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Citizenfour director Laura Poitras sues US for years of border security harassment

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You donate money to a known terrorist organization, you get put on the list.

Really, how about all those people in the US who donated to Noraide/IRA

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Did MARS once have OCEANS? Curiosity discovers continental crust

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Re: Seaside rocks?

Something like 'Mars welcomes careful nuclear powered tanks' perhaps.

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Rampaging fox terrorises rural sports club, victim sustains ‘tweaked groin’

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Foxes generaly don't chase people

Unless they have been corned, have young in the vicinity, or Rabies.

I suggest that all four people involved should have Rabies shots immediately.

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WikiLeaks docs show NSA's 10-year economic espionage campaign against France

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The list

that the only reason the NSA exists is to spy on evildoers online – terrorists, organized crime, drug dealers, and the like

You missed cheese eating surrender monkeys from that list.

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Get READY: Scientists set to make TIME STAND STILL tonight

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Re: Having a single time is a nonsense

We don't have a single time we have multiple times called time zones and these are added, removed and altered at the whim of the local politicians.

If you find that UTC doesn't match your current daylight then change your local time zone.

Don't muck around with UTC

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Hated Care.data scheme now 'unachievable', howls UK.gov watchdog

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the Health and Social Care Information Centre has been unable to implement those objections.

So the original spec had no plan for opt outs then.

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Apple pulls Civil War games in Confederate flag takedown

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I was thinking more about The Dukes of Hazard.

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Raising a stink in court: Innocent poo banditry warehousers win $2.2m

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Re: In the old days...

The blood cells in your shit don't contain any dna. However as you take a dump some cells from your rectum can be left on the sides of the stool and those can be used to trace you.

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Killer ChAraCter HOSES almost all versions of Reader, Windows

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Does this also ...

Effect BSD and Linux font rendering or is it purely a Micosoft problem?

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SPICEWORKS FAIL: Are we ready for ‘social’ network administration?

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Re: If it's not on your network ...

Where do you store your money, under your pillow?

I store some of it in my pocket, some is in the bank, and some is invested in stocks and shares.

However that's not the point as there are known checks and balances you can put in place to mitigate the losses such as not walking down dark alleyways keeping less money in the bank than the government will cover you if the bank fails and not gambling on the stock market more than you are prepared to loose.

Where do you store your data and who's covering you when the data centre closes.

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Holmes

If it's not on your network ...

Then it's not your data.

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Pew, pew, pew! Sammy shoots out updates to plug mobile keyboard snooping bug

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I think he means subnet.

So both being connected through the same wifi hot spot will do.

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LastPass got hacked: Change your master password NOW

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I need to access my accounts ...

Why?

This is a serious question. What's so important that you need near real time access to all this data? Can't it wait until you get home?

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Me to ...

All with different links to somewhere in Russia.

For some reasion they keep asking for my master password.

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Confusion reigns as Bundestag malware clean-up staggers on

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Re: Do you know how much this costs

What money? Keeping old backup tapes instead of recycling them? They have a limited lifespan anyway, so you're talking pennies here.

I was thinking more about secure off site backups.

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Do you know how much this costs

And how the bean counters are going to react to all this money being spent on such an unlikely event.

You'll be outsourced faster than it takes the organisation to pay for adequate backup storage these days.

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Apple store staffers probed like 'criminals', lawsuit claims

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Re: Was it Dell, or HP

IIRC. Workers on the production line at Cadbury's where allowed to eat anything they wanted. Most workers stopped after a couple of days.

I wonder if the practice continues now that they are owned by Kraft

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Star Trek's Lt Uhura hospitalised in LA after stroke

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Re: No offence to the lady

and in fact so got depressed and wanted to quit because of this. It was Martin Luther King who persuaded her to say with the series, telling her that she was the only positive black role model on TV at that time.

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Virgin Media wins ELEVENTH patent case against Rovi

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Re: Rovi...

It's nice to see the Vulture Capitalists getting burnt as well.

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Naked cyclists take a hard line on 'aroused' protest participant

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Re: Indeed, where are the police?

And if this is okay, then why do the police keep arresting that poor bloke who is trying to walk around naked, but is spending most of his life in jail?

He's in Scotland now. They have a different law up there.

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Fumbling Feds lose control of seized MegaUpload domains – to saucy vid slingers

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Lost goods

So an innocent man, Dot Com has not yet been tried let alone found guilty, has his goods taken by the Government and put into storage and the Government then fails to renew the fee for storage and the goods are then sold on.

Shouldn't the Government have a duty of care for this?

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Swedish government wins legal case to seize Pirate Bay domains

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Re: The government can take stuff it thinks belongs to you if you've been convicted?

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 would probably be a good starting point for UK readers

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Airplane HACK PANIC! Hold on, it's surely a STORM in a TEACUP

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Re: Hrumph

Yes, but this is an entirely different kind of flying.

Yes, but this is an entirely different kind of flying.

Yes, but this is an entirely different kind of flying.

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