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14 posts • joined 7 Jun 2010

Speaking in Tech: The worst government IT deal of ALL TIME

NickyD
Facepalm

Re: Why didn't they sell off the extras?

(For you Brits, Democrats are "blue" and Republicans "red", but are effectively a single party compared to the actually different political parties you have in the UK.)

Um, you'd get plenty of arguments here about that.

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Football rights value soars in wake of TV Now lawsuit

NickyD
Trollface

Re: The end of the world

I still haven't recovered from hope taping killing music.

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Ukraine file-sharing site disappears

NickyD
Joke

Am I the only one...

who read "6000 TB = 1 PB" as = 1 Pirate Bay?

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'Mainstream media' mute in SOPA piracy debate

NickyD

Prosecute..

implies courts and judicial over-site etc etc, not just shutting down a website on an accusation alone.

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Survey: Apprenticeships will fix IT skills gap

NickyD
WTF?

Accountants

are the reasons there's a skills gap. I was made redundant from a general IT and software support role (off-shored to India) over a year ago, but all the companies (over 500) I have approached want people who are already good at the role they have vacant. No one seems willing to spend money and train a potentially suitable candidate with the lacking skills.

On £65 JSA a week i can't afford to go and professionally learn C++ or Java programming*, and the little I learned on my HNC wouldn't even get my CV from an agency to the employer.

Short term solution fixation, no long term thinking :(

*or Enterprise level VMWare, or Citrix etc ad infinitum

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Profit piranhas want a bite of HP

NickyD

probably....

You will have been replaced by an off-shore team by then :p

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Councils and police to publish speed camera data

NickyD

Only inaccurate in one way.

Speedometers are allowed to overread by up to 10% but NEVER underread. Therefore you can never be going faster than it tells you, 31 in a 30 may be implausible, but more down to the accuracy of the speed-camera etc; however who who would pay a fortune to argue that in court and risk much heavier penalties than the default fine and 3 points?

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Man admits writing script that slurped celebrity iPad data

NickyD

Oh for a democracy....

...where all are equal under the law.

"And any time White House staffers and other powerful people are targeted in a hacking crime, you can be sure there will be consequences."

Special rules for special people? I guess there were no VIPs in the PSN hack then.

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New Sony hack exposes more consumer passwords

NickyD

Stole?

You can't steal knowledge, poor tabloid sensationalist journalism again.

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What is UltraViolet™ and why should you care?

NickyD

DRM

..has been and always will be bad for the consumer - a logical fallacy to create use by adding restrictions.

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Submarine seized by pirates turns up in Vegas pawnshop

NickyD

Piracy

If they'd have made a copy rather than stolen the original it would be piracy, surely? </sarcasm>

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SeeSaw video-on-demand service to close

NickyD
FAIL

No point

I think the lack of a point played every part in its downfall - those that can surf the web can use things like iPlayer, 4od etc etc, and with a little step froward can grab everything via torrents. What compelling reason did they offer Joe Public to use or even pay for their service?

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Sony restores PlayStation Network parts

NickyD

Well that's enough sunshine and real life...

.. back to the basement

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Mail my printer - I'm busy!

NickyD

Oh dear

Cue loads of spam using up all your paper and inks? Not surprised an ink manufacturer thinks this is a great idea!

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