* Posts by Justin Case

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Whitehall at war: Govt’s webocrats trash vital digital VAT site

Justin Case
Flame

Yes, it is all shit, isn't it.

People claiming to have just invented stuff we've all been doing for years.

WTF!

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CoreOS's Docker-rival Rocket: We drill into new container contender

Justin Case
Coat

Re: Containers all the way down

>Isn't the point of an operating sytem to provide process isolation whilst offering standardised services?

...seems that way to me. Sometimes it appears that the whole IT thing is one big circular re-invention of the wheel. I must be getting old, time to get me coat, shuffle off and tend my rapidly whitening beard.

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GiffGaff spanked for clumsy attempt at mum-and-dad-humping humour

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Admageddon!

When I tried to watch the ad on the article page I had to watch another ad before I could see the ad I wanted to see.

Unless someone acts quickly this could rapidly spiral out of control.

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The Nokia ENIGMA THING and its SECRET, TERRIBLE purpose

Justin Case
Happy

Re: It's got a cat in it...

Beat me to it! Damn you.

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Mastercard and Visa to ERADICATE password authentication

Justin Case

Marta Janus

Any relation of the late lamented Hugh, by any chance?

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GOD particle MAY NOT BE GOD particle: Scientists in shock claim

Justin Case

Re: Just to be clear...

>...data are plural...

My thoughts exactly.

It is kind of worrying that they can't tell the difference between 1 and more than 1.

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Mozilla promises browser just for DEVELOPERS3

Justin Case
Happy

Kids today...

...don't know they're born.

That's all

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NTT thinks it's defined the PERFECT AMPERE with a cunning trap

Justin Case
Coat

Re: @Reg Number of electrons != current

Form an orderly coulomb....

Hat, coat.

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Planning to fly? Pour out your shampoo, toss your scissors, RENAME TERRORIST WI-FI!

Justin Case

Sympathy for the devil

...the authorities, that is.

Let's face it, if the terrorists were of completely sound mind and intent on doing domething naughty with a wi-fi network they probably would not have named it such. Then again, are terrorists who believe in the 72 virgins etc in possession of the complete picnic? I'd say, probably not.

So, given the nature of the adversary, it's probably a good thing if matters like this are acted upon and investigated. If only to deter the hiding of things in plain sight.

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Man bites dog: HTTPS-menacing POODLE is 'hard to exploit' – unless you're on public Wi-Fi

Justin Case

Every cloud...

"Disabling SSLv3 completely is likely to break Internet Explorer 6."

...has a silver lining

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TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'

Justin Case

Conflicted

Whilst not approving of vandalism, if the Apple employee did say that the iPhone could **NOT** be bent then it seems only right and proper that potential customers could validate that claim before making a purchase.

Sounds like just the sort of thing Trading Standards should be doing to protect vulnerable consumers from the over mighty fruity behemoth.

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Bash bug: Shellshocked yet? You will be ... when this goes WORM

Justin Case

I may be being stupid here

But I was always told that if you absolutely had to allow a webserver access to a bash script or built in function then you should really completely sanitise what you send it. That is, only allow that which should be allowed. So if people are getting bitten on the backside by this then it must be sloppy practice on their part?

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Listen: WORST EVER customer service call – Comcast is 'very embarrassed'

Justin Case

Re: Hmmm

"This dude could have been a lot more cooperative and got his service cancelled a lot quicker of he wasn't so obstructive."

Yebbut... who is working for whom? He doesn't owe Comcast anything.

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Reg man inhales the smooth, non-cancerous, taste of USB nicotine

Justin Case

Re: @dogged (was: One point that is often conveniently forgotten ...)

Having been there and done that I can categorically state that all you need to do is stop. Never take another puff. No one makes you buy cigarettes. If you truly want to stop then you will. The crutch of cutting down or nicotine replacement products does not work well because the only way of removing the addiction is to stop ingesting the chemicals that cause and feed the addiction. Yes, it's stressful. Yes, it's difficult.

Grow some cahones, man up and take responsibility for your own actions.

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Just add creepiness: Google Search gets even more personal

Justin Case
Joke

Re: The next step...

>> The next step, I presume, is a function that decides

>>for you what your plans for tomorrow should be.

...that's the job of my wife.

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Plods probe death threat tweets to MP - but WHO will rid us of terrible trolls?

Justin Case
Devil

Re: online harassment campaign....

What mass twittering campaigns do is just another version of online violence. Enforcing their vision on others with the threat of cajolery if we fail to comply. Harnessing the power of the mob to stifle all dissent.

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Justin Case
Megaphone

Re: Charging

Actually, a very good idea. Why should people think they can tweet their spleens for free? I should know - I have a considerable spleen and would gladly pay all I have and a little more to vent it all over the interwebs.

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Exposed: RSPCA drills into cops' databases, harvests private info

Justin Case
Flame

Tip of very large iceberg

To those in the know about the RSPCA this will come as no surprise.

Another angle to follow would be the NSPCC - with whom the RSPCA share many characteristics and information.

Too often people look at charities and take their stated aims at face value. To be anti-RSPCA is often wilfully misconstrued as being pro animal cruelty.

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Google study finds users ignore Chrome security warnings

Justin Case

Do it to see what's there

As a "Pro" I have to ignore the warnings and visit the site to see what's been done and how it has been done. I'll be using Linux, naturally.

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Samsung isn't alone: HTC profits take a huge dive

Justin Case
Meh

Re: Not in the mood to swap phones anymore

Me too. My Galaxy S2 does all I want. There's nothing any other phone offers that is a compelling reason to upgrade. Just a slightly better this or slightly better that. Better battery life would get my vote.

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Fedora 12 beta code is go

Justin Case

Fedora is Good

I love it. I use it. That's all.

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Does the Linux desktop need to be popular?

Justin Case

One set of problems for another...

That's what swapping from OS to OS does. You just have to choose the set of problems you are most happy to live with. Mostly, I end up back with the penguin - OSX, I find is too smug and sanctimonious; Windows - apart from the virus/trojan problem does tend to fail in strange esoteric ways.

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Barclays online banking takes a dive

Justin Case
Boffin

Started to work...

...then logged me off saying I had been inactive for 10 minutes. Which patently was untrue. Still, when it works, it's great!

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Apple denies censoring App Store swear words

Justin Case
Paris Hilton

That's what dictionaries are for

They contain words.

And I expect my dictionary to list words that are obscene/vulgar with guidance as to possible offensiveness so I don't commit a faux pas like David Cameron and make a right twat out of myself.

Paris - because...

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Toshiba unveils new external 3.5-inch drive

Justin Case
Thumb Up

@ Chris Mellor 1

Yeah! I've got one. And it's pretty good. That is it does what it should. So far. Ain't that fantastic?

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Amazon sued for sending 1984 down Orwellian memory hole

Justin Case
Paris Hilton

Amazon's mistake?

Amazon should pay. They should have left the books where they were and compensated the rights holders. If I'd bought a Kniddle because it contained 1984 I would be seriously miffed if it were removed.

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Swine flu site struggles to stay up

Justin Case
Grenade

Supermarket staff

A couple of weeks ago I was in a shop, one publicised by a certain J.O., when the be-gloved checkout lady coughed into said glove and continued to handle food etc with said glove.

I felt decidedly unwell for several hours after.

But I'm not dead yet.

However my point is that if we're all going to get it we may as well get it in the summer when we normally don't get flu thus leaving the winter free for the incubation of the good old traditional illnesses we have grown to love so.

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Amazon Kindle doomed to repeat Big Brother moment

Justin Case

If it had been a small business..

That is one without the might of Amazon, they would have been forced to swallow the loss, and recompense the copyright owners whilst allowing all happy Kindle holders continued access to 1984 or whatever.

Why is it that whenever a big corporation makes a "mistake" they get their customers to pay for it?

Tish!

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Apple nabs 90% of all 'premium PC' dollars

Justin Case
Linux

Reliable Macs?

I've never seen one. Mine -dual processor G5 - rapidly lost its screen, keyboard, mouse and built in DVD drive. Now it runs for perhaps 5 mins before collapsing. And its not just me. All over Mac people are having to have new "logic" boards and considering it perfectly normal.

Well let me tell you Mac Boiz, EVERY PC I have owned since time began has been 100% hardware reliable. The Operating System? Well that;s a different story - remedied by inserting a penguin flavoured disk in the appropriate orifice.

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US docs claim world record musical-kidneys game

Justin Case
Grenade

@ AC

"I often wonder why organ donation isn't an opt-out system, apart from religi-tards I don't know anyone who objects to the process."

Because, why should I give for free something that has taken me a lifetime of loving care and maintenance? I take regular exercise, I don't smoke, don't drink too much, eat a careful balanced diet. The arrogance of the State such that they think they can claim ownership even in death. Now if there were a sweetener in the form of a payment to my nearest and dearest maybe representing somewhere near the amount the health service would save by saving someone from a lifetime of dialysis - then I may consider. Otherwise MY meat is reserved for burial in MY garden to benefit MY roses.

The sheer impertinence, the lefty-pinko-communist thought process that says that just because someone "needs" something they can have it forcefully removed from my dead body. Most transplant recipients have a lifetime of medication anyway. So it's not like joy and laughter and sun ever after - just even more drain on the overstretched NHS budget.

Well, here's the thing. We're all gonna die. Some people sooner than others. That's just the way it is. If you don't like it take it up with God. Heaven forfend that my liver could end up in someone like George Best. What a yellow, jaundiced waste of space.

And we have to assume that all transplant doctors are angels. Who's to say that they don't have a vested interest in declaring someone dead who's maybe just feeling a bit peaky. How many people can benefit from one person's death? I'm not sure, but I heard that by the time all the corneas and other bits of gristle are taken into account it can be as many as 20. What's one life to save 20?

So, why not do like they do in China - harvest from the prisoner population?

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Broadband tax of £6 per year to fund rural fibre rollout

Justin Case
Flame

Our Great Leader...

...said that alongside water and electricity, broadband is one of life's essentials.

Here's an experiment for you. Take 3 cabinet ministers and deprive one of them of water, one of electricity and one of broadband and see which one dies first. If necessary take the whole parliamentary nu-lab party and repeat until absolutely sure, or all are dead, however long it takes.

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Microsoft arms half-wit developers with PHP handgun

Justin Case

PHP - Does it for me

Been putting bread on the table for years with it.

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Stallman warns open-sourcers on Javascript-browser trap

Justin Case

Important?

Probably. But I'm just too tired to be bothered with it all right now... there's more to life than the purity of software. But make no mistake, if Stallman didn't exist you'd have to invent him. It's kind of good that there are people out there who care and are looking out for the erosion of freedom in ways you or I cannot even begin to imagine.

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ID cards not compulsory after all, says Home Office

Justin Case

Gone today, here tomorrow

That's what happens under Nu-Lab. If there's too much hoo-hah they pretend to bury it, then bring it back when everybody's focussed on something else.

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BBC botnet 'public interest' defence rubbished by top IT lawyer

Justin Case
Flame

Woot?

Met refuse to act unless someone affected complains?

A criminal offence has taken place - they should investigate it. Pure and simple.

And then have the BBC shut down forthwith. Castration for male staff, nail pulling for the females, burning at stake for the rest. lefty pinko commy bastards...

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Justin Case

...forgot...

Gary McKinnon anyone?

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Ethernet — a networking protocol name for the ages

Justin Case

Enernet =

The National Grid, surely.

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Developers more 'satisfied' with PHP than other codes

Justin Case
Paris Hilton

Love it

P-H-P

And Me

Sitting in a tree

K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Before I met PHP, Perl was my girl. Still mess with her some days for old times' sake.

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The IWF: Charity disparity?

Justin Case
Unhappy

RSPCA parallels

I'm afraid that the posters drawing our attention to this may be more accurate than many people may realise. The RSPCA, though a charity, dresses like the police, behaves like the police and claims to itself many police-like powers. Indeed, though IANAL, I believe that Nu-Lab have given its "inspectors" some legal standing.

And like the police, they are not above "funny" behaviour. Many years ago there was a documentary about dog fighting. Part of the "evidence" gathered and confiscated by the RSPCA pending legal action were reproduction prints of victorian paintings of bulldogs.

And this is the point. And this is why we should all be scared. Having an antique picture of a dog is NOT evidence of a crime. But because THEY say it is, it is.

As it is in matters children and dogs so it will be with matters Internet. And so it will be with other self-appointed special interest watchdogs (excuse the pun) yet to make their presence known. Example: It is well known that people ACCUSED of crimes against animals are guilty of child abuse, hence RSPCA may well contact NSPCC - not my words, read this and be scared

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/Inform/publications/Downloads/understandingthelinks_wdf48177.pdf

I do not defend either animal or child abuse.

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European Parliament wants criminalization of online 'grooming'

Justin Case
Unhappy

We're all guilty now

That's all - no room for smugness. I believe our masters won't rest until they find a way of criminalising everyone.

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HMRC bigs up success of online tax returns

Justin Case
Paris Hilton

@Greg

Me too, to some extent. I was gobsmacked to have to hand over a great big wad of cash to a commercial firm and reboot into windows juust to submit my return...

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SexSearch not responsible for underage hookup (again)

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@AC

"The first thing I do whenever I meet anyone from the Internet for the first time, no matter the circumstances, is swap driver's licenses." From the Internet? Where's that?

Re "wall-facing desk @ work" from original article. Shurely shome mishtake - the back of the desk needs to have the wall behind it. Otherwise some sneaky little beggar could be looking at your screen. Shurely? Hic.

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UK gov to issue child boozing guidelines

Justin Case
Coat

Crossword enthusiasts...

...will have noticed the opportunity to ask questions like:

Who tots up the tots totted up by the tots?

OK I'm off - mines the one with the Jack Daniels in the poachers pocket.

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Tabloid girl's jubs freeze at -130°C

Justin Case
Happy

@Henry

"If you read the article (rather than just looking at the picture) it's pretty obvious that they've just replaced all the degree symbols with zeroes."

You mean there was an article?

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Dogs and arson feature in top 10 data recovery disasters

Justin Case
Thumb Down

Not so good

Most of the above scenarios, wine, fire, flood wouldn't have caused much damage a good drying out wouldn't have cured. I am not impressed.

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Sky demonstrates 3D telly vision

Justin Case
Jobs Halo

iSpex3D will do it

Apple iSpex3D. Make them only available to subscribers to Virgin Media. The Apple branding will make them a must-have for all the fanbois or Mactards. Can't see how it will phail.

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Seagate slashes bare drive warranties

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Paris Hilton

There's a book...

...called Positioning. It's all about how to make a distinction between your products and the rest of the market. For me the 5 year warranty did it. I thought "here's a product about which the manufacturers feel confident enough to put their money where their mouths are."

Well, if even Seagate admit their drives are no less crap than the competitors, what's to stop us previoulsy loyal customers from thinking the same?

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UK.gov says extreme porn isn't illegal if you delete it...

Justin Case
Paris Hilton

Sex with dead animals?

Or bits of them. What about a dildo made of bone? Or somebody clad in dead animal skin - oh wait, that's leather. Or what if someone you were making love with keeled over at the (in)appropriate time... It's all OK I guess if it's not being filmed, but with so many CCTV cameras how can we know? So many ways to break the law and so little time.

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Congratulations, Barack — Now fix your websites

Justin Case
Dead Vulture

@ Dion

What you said. Me too.

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PC virus forces three London hospitals into computer shutdown

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BFOH required

And the public humiliation of the (l)user who introduced the infection... public stocks or stoning maybe.

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