265 posts • joined 17 May 2007
Re: Are there ANY success stories? @ mdava
"Can anyone point out a major government IT project in the last decade that has been a success?"
How about any of the GCHQ surveillance programs?
Re: Is it wrong to Torrent Murdoch content?@Anonymous Cow heard
Depends on what value you attribute to "worth". Or what value you attribute to "content".
Re: Misdirection @ Fibbles
"If you scan everyone then your actual target becomes obfuscated"
Unless everyone is your target?
Re: So basiclly, @ Mark 85
And all those exclamation marks, you notice? A sure sign of someone who wears his underpants on his head.
"I love this canned press release statements that tell us how wonderful our political overlords are."
Expect much more in the coming months, election time and all that...
Re: Is watching Twitter taking your eye off the ball ?@ Anon
"I know the average incompetent terrorist, or criminal is - almost by definition - not the sharpest tool in the box"
Re: All these posts, and no one has hinted at the real agenda ..
Lemme guess, slightly less than 1 and slightly more than -1?
Re: The next obvious steps in captcha town@Sandtitz
All Your Works Are Belong To Us?
Re: Thats going to be one pretty big database file @ Mr_Pitiful
"So how do you store everyones metadata?"
Google/Facebook already do to some extent don't they? Wasn't that the point of part of this bill? To ensure that companies are forced to hold the data for more than the statutory 12 months?
Re: If only @ James Boag
Re: SOP is as follows...
Probably about ~99% effective
So you admit then that it hasn't worked at least once?
Stick your finger in the loop of my tag!
Re: YO @ I ain't Spartacus
Re: Who cost the taxpayer £6M?
"It is a valid point, although I have to say 6 million to pay someone to watch a front door does seem rather bad value for money."
Not if your name is G4S.
Mine's the one with the ankle bracelet in the pocket.
Re: Maybe...@ Super Tim
Here's the great thing I like about the powers that be; In some instances (NSA/GCHQ etc) they seem to be pretty on the ball as far as teh intarwebs is concerned. They have the ability and/or tech to hoover up as much information about the rest of the world as they want. Then you have total numpties like this guy, who make such hilariously inaccurate comments as he did, that they come across as looking completely inept.
I'm sure those in the know (again, NSA/GCHQ etc), are absolutely loving comments like this made by highly paid public figures, for various reasons. Not least being that it helps to justify their activities to some degree, but also that it helps garner support in the level of policing/monitoring activites on the net that they take part in.
Re: SOS, DD
Depends on the tortoise, and if they press charges.
Re: Aw man
Danger Mouse's trusted assistant, Ernest Penfold. Codename: The Jigsaw, because when he's faced with a problem, he goes to pieces.
Re: non story
The Tomb Raider reboot multiplayer mode had male avatars that you could select IIRC, however all of the selectable avatars were based on the in-game models from the single player campaign.
"Now go and have an original thought for once instead of just rehashing the same boring rubbish and crap "jokes". Or better yet, talk about the thing in the article. You know, the science? The actual interesting stuff?"
And yet, you completely fail to contribute to the conversation topic in any meaningful way yourself.
"Yeah but in your case, George wouldn't kill you until you'd already tried to kill him in a chronologically misplaced revenge bid."
Well played, have an upvote.
You are a MS shill, and I claim my £10 gift voucher.
Re: Arrr!, me hearties!! Thar be some heavy-handed policing!
Sausage rolls, I believe
Re: I've heard that before...@Don Jefe
"But the chances of something from one of the billions of other planets finding us are greater simply because of volume."
So what you're saying is...the chances of anything coming from mars, are a million to one?
Or the wracking guilt from such a shameless plug.
Re: Structure?@Eugene Goodrich
You've worked in gaming journalism before, haven’t you?
ALL THESE WORLDS
ARE YOURS EXCEPT
If you're concerned about timeliness, why not go and read one of those other tech news sites?
Re: Wake Me up...
..before you go go?
Well played; here, have an
+5 on your next Intelligence roll upvote.
Re: I'm no Murdoch fan but...@ukgnome
Sky has just totally overhauled the EPG and front screen - the whole shebang...not a single bit out of place.
Not quite true, we had the Sky box upgrade pushed recently (about 2 weeks ago?), and since then we have lost access to certain channels that we always had access to. Strangely enough, those channels that have a +1 equivalent we can still watch, just not the source channels (for example, Comedy Central HD/SD we can now only watch on +1). Not that I'm blaming the upgrade (correlation/causation etc), but we noticed the channel loss happened the day after the upgrade.
"Finding an opponent is really quick though; it's rare you'll wait more than 20 seconds."
Unlike the queue for Alterac Valley, eh? Eh?
Re: Just for this...@Brenda McViking
"Two Hundred Thousand Pounds! Two Hundred Thousand Pounds!! Two Hundred Thousand Pounds!!! Two Hundred Thousand Pounds!!!!
Two Hundred Thousand Pounds!!!!!"
"Why do you keep saying 'Two Hundred Thousand Pounds'?"
"Because I've never had the opportunity before to say 'Two Hundred Thousand Pounds'!!!!!"
Re: Foot, meet bullet@Rob Carriere
"All it says is that any rat-droppings they happen to serve might not contain coffee..."
Re: What's the big deal?@ AC
gr8 b8 m8!
Re: Fascinating@ Psyx
"A millions to one chance"
And we all know that million to one chances crop up nine times out of ten.
Re: No win.@A non e-mouse
Agreed, damned if they do, damned if they don't.
Re: We have all experienced Schrödinger's USB stick@Michael H.F. Wilkinson
Upvote for the mention of the malignancy test, or "The local hostility of things towards non-things".
Have a friday pint from me!
Re: You've done my brain in
All Hail the Great Green Arkleseizure!
Re: Cue cross-dressing lumberjacks
I wish to complain on the strongest possible terms about the previous entry in this file about the lumberjack who wears womens' clothes. Some of my best friends are lumberjacks, and only a FEW of them are transvestites.
Brigadier Sir Charles Arthur Strong, Mrs.
P.S. I have never kissed the editor of the radio times.
"We expect better.."
In Bootnotes? No, we don't actually.
Re: I am Nakamoto!
No! I am Nakamoto, and so is my wife!
Bootnotes old chap, do try to keep up.
Re: Time out a second here, Skippy
"Later, during the hearing, Kelsey made what some critics may consider to be an outrageous claim. He said: "If 90 per cent opt out [of care.data], we won't have an NHS.""
To me, that didn't sound so much like a claim, as it did a warning.
Re: Comments Locked on El Reg - Why?
I'll let you off then. I was starting to suspect a GCHQ/NSA joint strike force had started to put the pressure on the media to stop the sheeple from discussing such matters. But that could just be my paranoia...
Comments Locked on El Reg - Why?
So, on the current article about Angela Merkel's upcoming meeting with the French Prez, the comments section has been locked after one post.
What's up with that Reg?
Give it time, or send an email to Mr McCall and see if he'll front it. I would pay for one!
Re: See this website for details of what's happening and how to opt out...
My GP's surgery had a stack of leaflets made up from the details supplied on www.care-data.info, which the nice lady at reception had to resupply because everyone in front of me had taken a copy. These had the "fill in details" section on them already there to be filled in, very handy.
Just thought I would share.
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