1497 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009
Re: God help these clowns...
Just wait until they discover /b
God help these clowns...
...if they discovered Yahoo or YouTube comments,I guess there would be about 10,000 pre-crimes committed every day that would have to be reported. Hope they have enough staff.
Feel free to give them the information they need, all of it, after all, having the information presented to them prevented Pearl Harbour and 9/11 didn't it? oh wait...
..given the choice between collecting it from waiting 30 minutes at a sorting office 10 miles away, a petrol station where my card was cloned, a faceless automated machine or the miserable bastard in our Post Office, ROTM it is.
So in summary...
...jobs for the boys.
...go after the right's holders as well. They are receiving proceeds of crime. Maybe then they may clean up their acts and vet who they "employ" on their behalf.
Re: He must be several tera-furlongs out of his skull
This is the US remember, so they measure things in medieval language, you know, 32,000 pounds of thrust, 27 quarts of water and 2 1/2 donkeys of storage.
Re: More hmm...
"I will show my drivers lisence when asked by the police, or should I rather ask him why he needs to see it."
It's a crap analogy but to humour you, in the UK the police need reasonable cause to pull you over, so if they have pulled you over without stating why, then you have every right to question them and refuse to answer the questions until they give a good reason.
However, as a business, if it gets out that you are being investigated by the tax authorities, the is a VERY good chance it will hit your share price. If you have no ideas why, then how can you prepare at least a canned statement.
A better analogy is the police coming into your house, having a good look round, but not telling what they are looking for and why.
Didn't see any mention of Google or Starbucks?
Re: Are Ofcom a complete waste of space?
Had a similar one, but my engineer was quite good. There had been some dodgy rewiring by either a previous engineer or the previous home owner, either way it wasn't going to work. He agreed to rip out the old crap, knackering the multiple extensions upstairs, but leaving me with a decent master box downstairs.
So in my case BT were pretty good.
Re: won't somebody please think of the children!
"For example, it can be used to identify a child who has threatened over social media to commit suicide."
So pro-actively monitoring children's posts on social media are we? Perverts!
Re: It's not nesessary the evil
@ Tom dial:
"If that is true you should have no difficulty listing three or four examples related specifically to telecommunications provisions like those authorized by section 215 of the US Patriot Act or mentioned in the article."
This has fuck all to do the the Patriot ACT, you have the wrong country. I know we are the US' bitch, but hell, learn where the UK is.
but as you demand "three or four examples"
Just search for RIPA abuses for hundreds more.
Re: It's not nesessary the evil
I had a friend injured by the IRA in a blast in London and he is a VERY staunch defender of human rights and is a active member of Amnesty and Privacy International.
I also was stood next to a car bomb in Birmingham just a minute or two before it (unsuccessfully) went off. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1636919.stm). Do I think that because of that I think every bit of information should be gathered up on everyone? No. As pointed out, this is for Terrorists and Peado's, oh and victims of cybercrime, oh and trolling, oh and those that illegally download music and films, oh what about TV license evaders, yes, oh and benefit cheats, hey, why not those that haven't paid a parking fine, and those that watch that beheading on YouTube....yes I know it may be a 13 year old kid but they MAY become radicalised (don't really care if it is a white catholic girl, doesn't matter, they MAY become radicalised).
Successive governments have a PROVEN track record of mission creep, give them an inch and they will take a mile.
I have nothing to hide, but doesn't mean I want every faceless civil servant knowing what I do.
Have you paid for any sexy selfies using Snapcash? Are you offering any? Get in touch and let us know.
Make sure to enclose any photos you may of screen grabbed to errr.... verify the information supplied.
Re: I've been sayin' it!
Sorry Trevor, did you say something?
Re: The Cloud is just somebody else's computers
Would you give 'somebody else' your wallet or front door keys
Ahhh the Internet of Things. Cloud for 2015
errr......where have you been for the last few years?
but since then:
"“The increased politicisation of the Google competition investigation is deeply troubling," said Ed Black, president of the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) an international not-for-profit body dedicated to "enhancing society’s access to information and communications"
Whose members just so happen to contain all three of the major search engine companies.
Re: A bit strange...
Unfortunately reg seems to have little more info than an RSS feed on this one.
For once the BBC has a more informative article. To get the general idea:
"Posted to what? A website? Then he should go after the web sit. Twitter? Then go after them."
"The businessman claimed there were more than 3,600 websites containing abusive and untrue material about him"...."He was seeking a legal order to force Google to take steps to prevent the abusive posts being processed in search"
This is different to the right to be forgotten, he is after a block on incorrect information, not out of date information.
Have you seen some of the comments? It's not just the photo's that are still stuck in the 50's. I do the vacuuming and the ironing in our house, no big deal.
Microsoft, with the latter company most often felt to be in the wrong.
Darn, how how could they not test the billions of combinations of software and hardware out there before releasing a patch. id1ots!
...that's another 10% CPU Symantec are going to use....quick pass me another 4 cores.
Re: I seem to remember
some Geothermal is used in the UK. I've been to farms and some larger house country house use it. The issue is you usually have to sink a bloody great bore hole into the ground and then pump the heat out. This isn't that big an issue, the issue is getting the machinery there in the first place.
“Was anyone actually able to follow the chat in English?”
No, it's Twitter, it's always utter gibberish.
Re: Of course...
what about those of us that haven't followed the link but have read the article? Is reading the article like reading Mein Kampf and Mao's Little Red Book?
What if I only skim read it? Does that count?
Re: Dutch tears and strained glass
I have dropped ... plates and glasses onto a tiled kitchen floor floor plenty of times.
What are you, some crazy Greek party host?
Re: Just a thought
you're not wearing a seatbelt and the airbag fires you're likely to die anyway.
Just you mean't
"you're not wearing a seatbelt and the airbag FAILS TO fire you're likely to die anyway."
It's one reason European airbags tend to be smaller than US ones is it is presumed you will be belted in, but they still offer good protection in a crash even if not wearing a belt.
Ok for those defending him and saying he should be questioned in the Embassy.
Police: Did you do it?
Ass: yes I did it, oh yes I so did it, guilty as sin...I did it, i did it, I did it.
Now back in Sweden.
Police: Here is the evidence:
Ass lawyer: Sorry, taken in a foreign country, not following due process and tape may of been tampered with.
Judge: Case dismissed.
Microsoft's just released its November rollup
odd...I got it a few days ago.
I feel sorry for the spooks....
..can you imagine the problems the guys had logging the fault calls.
Ring ring <hold 45 minutes>
Hi yes, "Nigella" has gone done.....what do you mean you have no records.....no it's with C&W...you guys.....yes I know your Vodaphone, but you took over Thus who took over C&W....what? you don't have access to Thus stuff? But it C&W, not Thus origianlly.... your going to transfer me?.....<hold 30 minutes> Hi, it's about "Nigella"....no I just phoned Vodaphone.....what do you mean you don't have the records and I need to speak to Vodaphone, they just transferred me...what do you mean your C&W worldwide and never had anything to do with Thus? I'm confused...what your going to transfer me...<hold 30 minutes>. Vodaphone! but..but...but...ah sod it...I can't go on like this......<BANG> <THUNK>
Re: See ...
I think UKIP are simply a shell organisation for the more far right of the Tories. Get out of Europe then we can scrap all the laws designed to protect the little man from global.corp.
Google did it some time ago.
here's a crazy idea
...... before clocking off for a six-hour unpaid break.......Many workers live too far away to get home during this down period, so spend the day snoozing in their car or hanging around in a miserable trailer with up to 40 other drivers.
Call me insane, but how about spending those 6 hours getting yourself an education and as a result get a better job and moving on.
Or you could just sit there doing nothing for 6 hours a day and whine how well every one else is doing.
Ok enlighten me.
"The successful candidate will have experience of a technical integration in a public sector environment".
Why, what is so magical about the public sector environment? I can think of a lot of sarcastic reasons, but I'd like to know the genuine reasoning behind lines like that, other than some HR droids copy / paste recruitment technique.
Re: I laughed...and then I cried
It is truly crap, only use it for spammy type mailing lists.
Still could be worse, it could be like their "News" which consists of little more than publicity whores and football.
Re: Dunno whats worse
Re: Cue panic
...you could simply turn on the power saving features of your devices. e.g shutting down the WIFI when you not using it, say while in bed or at the office.
I can confirm that Bluecoats K9 does the same thing, if you don't change https to http for Google image search, it can't be locked to filter content.
Re: "push back and take action now before it happens"
"This conflict has been going on since before the Crusades."
You may want to look up what religion did the Crusades. While you are at it, look how relatively well Muslims and Christians co-existed prior to this and also the reasoning behind it.
"often showing the offences after they’ve actually occurred, thereby leaving us very little opportunity to subsequently investigate,”
Well, despite your best efforts to lock people up BEFORE they have committed an offence, that tends to be what happens.
Or is just just because it's Russian?
No doubt we and the US have chucked up loads of satellites we don't tell anyone about.
Stephen king and no Family Guy link?
Apologies for the quality. Nothing to do with me.
Re: so where is the cheap optical NIC
That would be Thunderbolt Optical.....but the cable prices may make your eyes water.
...boring, but going by the line up on the website, a games console. Most likely some Andriod thingy.
Re: Did I miss something?
Are humans so self-obsessed that we want to force others to listen to our taste in music at any/every given opportunity?
Yes, and I'll appreciate it if they turned off Shit Pirate Radio FM when I get in the cab.
...why wasn't it air-gapped, super-locked down firewalled, <insert other completely unusable for any normal work bright idea>....just to prove that reader has no concept of how the real world works.
Isn't GiffGaff owned by Telefonica running on O2, who happen to be a subsidiary of Telefonica?
So hardly "off the wall".
Re: they're doing sharing wrong
but that relies on an always on connection, or at least turning it on, connecting it up and then taking ownership. The great thing about ereaders is the battery life and portability. You'd be miffed if you were on a flight only to find your account is "locked".
However it's a reasonable idea otherwise.
Re: What about Public Libraries?
My 92yr old mother has never used it.
Blimey, if she's applying for child tax credits, she either sprightly old girl or a master con-artist.
Re: When you assist aunty to buy a computer I suggest you also
Of course the way to attack this is take 1 new fresh machine from shop. Connect to internet, download pcdecrapifier and blitz the heap o'crap out of there..
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