* Posts by pAnoNymous

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What will we do with 600MHz?

pAnoNymous
WTF?

if you broadcast it they will watch

how about 24hr BBC3/4, more HD, ondemand/iPlayer content and if all else fails what's BT up to these days?

a lot of tax paying citizens are going to stick to Freeview - so how about taking their interests into account?

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HP lands $2.5bn NASA IT support deal

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Happy

Indian Space Boost

EDS (HP) = "Best" (cheapest) Shorring = India

I expect the Indian space program will get a massive boost from this. Oh well, it be nice to see someone on the moon.

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Gov pays Greens to lobby it, says report

pAnoNymous
Megaphone

how about this?

Ok so the government doesn't give any money to NGOs if it's going to be used for lobbying and corporations can't do the same thing if it's going to be used to lobby for something that gives them a commercial advantage. then lets see where we'd end up.

The tax payers' alliance do have a point however - why should tax payers' money be used to promote any one political/religious/moral agenda?

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NASA to make MAJOR ALIENS REVELATION this week

pAnoNymous
WTF?

Alien TV coming to a cable channel near you soon.

SETI has finally managed to tune in to ET's favourite TV channel - I for one can't wait for their SciFi shows.

I can't see live communication working as the distances would be so huge it would take many years for each message to be transmitted. If we're a little but unlucky we'll find a message from ET from a 1 billion light years away (ergo their civilization expired half a billion years ago). where would that leave us? looking into the supposedly bright future of a civilization has already long died away (not that half a billion years is not good going).

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Oz bank meltdown due to file corruption cock-up

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Stop

Ouch!!

I expect a whole line of heads to roll but what's the betting the company IT processes/culture was just as much to blame as some poor sysadmin/team that just followed the recognized upgrade path. and people complain that systems never/ever get upgraded - upgrades are always expected to work smoothly and it must be someone's fault when things go up in smoke - it just doesn't work like that - computers are messy and even if you do absolutely everything right things can still break - and yes it's important to have a good roll back strategy but you need two or three or four in the real world.

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WP7 vs Android: a struggle for supremacy

pAnoNymous
Flame

Android Update Nightmare

I love my Android phone but updates are a nightmare - why can't I download updates individually/rather than have to do a reinstall for each major release and if your phone's getting on a bit (say a year old) you can forget about it as the manufacturer has moved on.

if this was Windows each manufacturer PC model would have to wait for it's OS updates - absolute nightmare.

I get the issues around Apple's closed shop but at least everyone gets the updates at around the same time (if you're model is still supported - which often is long after Apple has moved onto the next generation). Even if you have to pay a little for it/it's cheaper than a new phone.

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MP wants age verification for net smut

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Stop

Not Quite The Same

"We already successfully regulate British TV channels, cinema screens, high street hoardings and newsagent shelves"

I wouldn't say that it's quite the same. Regulating the internet is more like regulating British TV channels, cinema screens, high street hoardings, newsagent shelves, all international TV channels, international newspapers, junk mail flyers, church news rounds, company brochures, news agent noticeboards, shop windows, personal journals, political manifestos, letter correspondence, pub discussions......

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Google: Oracle doctored that 'copied Java code'

pAnoNymous
FAIL

not the same

similar but not the same. there's only so many ways to do something in code. it's not hard to find something similar in thousands of lines of code. to the untrained eye they don't even seem to do the same thing.

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Florida cops tase naked jogger

pAnoNymous
Terminator

Judge, Jury & Executioner

Judge Dread would have loved a taser. Instant retribution.

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Steve Jobs chops student hack down to size

pAnoNymous
Stop

they have a point

wow so her academic grade depends on a reply from a press office? what is she in primary school? I suggest she gets a couple of proper sources and does some proper research rather than join the copy and paste press releases mob. please leave them (Apple) alone.

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HMRC issues CD-rom alert to employers

pAnoNymous
FAIL

not surprised

let's just hope they're not calculating too many people's tax allowance using the old CD-ROMs. lol

no one thought to mention an intranet based app or managed autoupdate process when this system was being designed then?

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Council staff breach DWP database

pAnoNymous
Big Brother

Proles are Scum

Labour always had the policy that the proles are scum and the operatics are all to be trusted (at least that's what it tolled them and the proles). Good days.

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Google halts deletion of Street View Wi-Fi data

pAnoNymous
WTF?

not so hard to know why

Google collected this data so they can run an accurate where you are service. some other company does it for Apple/etc. it's not great but they only captured a few seconds worth of data - they have access to far more through people that use their search/email/video/shopping/ect services. I'm all for privacy but in this case I think people are missing the wood for the trees - there's far bigger threads to privacy than this.

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CEOP renews attack on Facebook

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Stop

CEOP == Self Promotion

CEOP seem to be a quango desperate to extend their reach and justify their existence by plastering themselves all over the internet. well I'm not a kid and don't have any kids so don't want or need a big red big brother button all over the place.

why just Facebook? if there's a real danger (above say going to the park or your mom's new boyfriend) why not have this on IRC/MSN/Gmail/etc/etc - but instead they choose to have a go a facebook because it's high profile and as a result they get to raise their profile. how many had heard of this agency before this (not that many people know who they are now)?

why not actually fix social services across the country and then you might actually do some good - but hey I guess doing a few press releases and getting yourself in the papers is more fun.

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Virgin hails 'free' landline-to-mobe calls

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m,l,xl not new

unless I'm missing something the m,l,xl telephone bundles are not new to VM - although adding free V-to-Vm calls is, as mainly the've been bundling landline calls (at the times mentioned). but generally I do find VM call charges high - even if you do have all their bundles you're better off getting a 3rd party add on to your BT line - which you can't get on VM.

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NSA beats warrantless wiretap rap

pAnoNymous
Unhappy

i.e. gov immune from prosecution?

so basically if the US government does anything that affects a big enough number of people they're immune from prosecution. and there was me thinking this was just the thing a constitution was supposed to protect you from. oh well. land of the free no more me thinks.

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Boys in blue caught breaking IT rules

pAnoNymous
Happy

"South Yorkshire fared worst"..

..or just maybe they did the best job of monitoring/reporting transgressions? maybe they should have kept stum like a couple of the others...

of course this isn't surprising in the slightely because the police/civil servants are no better/worse than the rest of society - if only mother (NuL) would realise this and stop treating those outside the "elite" as children.

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Google: Do no evil, pay no tax

pAnoNymous
Unhappy

one of many

Google are not the first/only company to do this - Microsoft/Dell have their HQ in Ireland if I'm not mistaken. I don't think it's EU thing only either as I've heard of banks moving their profits around the world.

Makes me sad that the government/press makes such a big deal of relatively low scale issues with benefits/etc but big corporations get away with 100s of millions of pounds.

Does make me wonder if you can have a single economic market if their is such disparity in taxation? Our Irish cousins must be chuffed with the situation however.

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Spook firm readies Virgin Media filesharing probes

pAnoNymous
WTF?

ISP lose legal defense with this?

surely ISPs will lost the legal defence that they don't know what's going through their network and therefore can't be held accountable with this?

if an ISP know that's someone is using their connection to download copyright infringing material/etc then the ISP is facilitating this and could be help accountable, perhaps?

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Gov confirms plans for Sky box in charge of your house

pAnoNymous
Unhappy

1984 almost here

so they're going to install by force (through legislation) a device into my house that will monitor what I do (what time I'm in/how many people are here/what kind of devices I'm using). this device will be linked to a central network somewhere where it will update this data in real time and send back updates/etc - some of which I'll be able to view on a digital display.

all they need to do is install a two way mic and 1984 will finally be here.

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Finns fail to warm to 2.6GHz auction

pAnoNymous
Stop

digital dividend?

whose dividend? it's our spectrum, they should give it pack - for more interactive/HD content on Freeview - we're already losing one interactive stream to make way for HD.

tv viewer

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Apple cult leader emails outside world

pAnoNymous
WTF?

the guy's got a point

looks like trademark infringement to me. the guy should call it something else - it really is not that big a deal.

signed: Not a Mac fan (partly because I don't know how to use them/they ARE over priced(for me))

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Apple voids warranties over cigarette smoke, users say

pAnoNymous
Coat

good on them

having worked in various parts of the service/IT industry I say good on apple.

some items sock up nicotine/tar to so that you get a layer of grease/yellow slime. smokers don't often notice this as it builds up over time but when you put it side by side with a clean item it's pretty disgusting and now we know the dangers of nicotine/tar I don't think people should be forced to come into contact with it - unless appropriately trained/equipped.

<putting on my hazmat suite here>

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LibDem backs IBM staff in pension row...

pAnoNymous
FAIL

final salary in bangalore?

i wonder if they care about final salary pension schemes in Bangalore. IBM (like the rest) are just offshoring what they can get away with and inshoring what they can't. just rotate some low paid employs (by western standards) from India around every 6 months and who cares about final salary schemes?

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Backdoor in top iPhone games stole user data, suit claims

pAnoNymous
WTF?

can't get not'ng for not'ng

Storm8 have some of the most popular Free games on the App Store - I don't think they are just developing all these games just for a laugh. their games are great but what's their line?

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Wikileaks publishes BNP 'member list' (again)

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Good!

Maybe we can stick all these racist fascist haters on a boat and send somewhere they'd feel at home. It would have to be an alternate reality mind you - as that's the world their heads are living in now.

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Post Office will snap and dab for ID card scheme

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it's only foreigners so who cares?

they came for the paedophiles but it had nothing to do with me so I kept my head down.

they came for the muslim extremists but it had nothing to do with me so I kept my head down.

they came for the yobs/asbos but it had nothing to do with me so I kept my head down.

they came for the foreigners but it had nothing to do with me so I kept my head down.

they came for the airport workers but it had nothing to do with me so I kept my head down.

they came for the...

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Dell XPS support takes a catnap

pAnoNymous
FAIL

XPS Support Is Pants

Their XPS online support has not worked a single time I've tried it and I dreaded being put through to XPS support telephone support department as it guaranteed a much longer wait than all their support departments. Premium, go figure.....

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Teen kidnapped over Sony PSP

pAnoNymous
WTF?

it's the hespanic guy

so it's all the coloured guys fault - when the other guy ripped him off and refused to give a refund - we have this "alleged" kidnapping - very convenient.

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Publishing giant hits delete on internal IT staff

pAnoNymous
Boffin

same old, same old

here we go again. cut headline costs - perhaps sell the company on at an inflated price/maybe just to impress shareholders/maybe to make up for losses else where - execs and consultants get fat bonuses - a few people eventually lose their jobs to cheap staff shipped in from India/people reading a script in a far off call centre - the company stores up problems for some future date where the pretty paper reports were in way based in reality.

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Palm rejected Jobs's 'no poaching' Applers offer

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@So what? - Andy Bright

sorry Andy but at least over here (UK) I've been in plenty of situations where foreign tech staff (mostly from India) have been brought over - often on rotating contacts where each sub team staid in the country for say 6 months - went back to India for 6 months - and so on... of course the UK staff had the great honour of knowledge transfer. so off-shoring doesn't always mean sending jobs oversees. technically the original company was losing the contract to the likes of Mphasis/Cognizant/etc but big Western tech companies often have major shareholdings in those companies anyway. but hay, people have been talking of helping the "third world" - off shoring has worked better than any form of charity.

anyway, this is clearly a restraint of trade - a lot of high end tech jobs are highly specialised and working for a competitor can be the only assurance of being able to work in the same technology/getting a fair wage for your skills.

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Pair charged with BNP list breach

pAnoNymous
WTF?

where's the medals

these people should be getting medals - would the police had been so interested if it was a bunch of environmentalists/anarchists/animal rights/etc?

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Pig flu promises holidays for all

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Stop

7 days - that would be nice

7 days is too long for anyone. if you're too ill to go to work for seven days you really should be seeing a doctor.

we don't get 7 days at my place of work, more like 2 or 3 but that's the private sector for you. but I know of civil servants who seem to spend half their working life on "sick" leave with no consequences what so ever.

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Microsoft fans call for Opera boycott

pAnoNymous
Happy

JCXP what/who now?

never heard of them. oh well, I guess it's nice for everyone to have their say but I can't wait for this to really kick in (i just hope the EU have the balls to stick with this).

goodbye IE dominance. hello standards compliance.....

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Phorm gets £15m lifeline

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Stop

somone must be raking it in

£32m/150staff/1 year/only their office infrastructure to support/nothing to advertise/free press: 213k per staff member/year.

someone must be raking it in whether Phorm make it or not.

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OpenOffice 3.1 ready to lick Microsoft's suite?

pAnoNymous
Go

where's the email?

how can you have an office suite with no email - the main office application I and most of my colleagues use is Outlook (connecting to Exchange) - how can you have an office productivity suite without an email program?

btw there's people at work that need more than 65k rows (there's just that much data around) and we have to get Excel 2007 especially for them - so Chris isn't the only.

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Google's email goes titsup (again)

pAnoNymous
Happy

gmail not always free

loads of companies use gmail for their internal email + Virgin Media are supposed to be in the process of switching their subscribers over:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/15/virgin_media_gmail/

15 minutes of down time compared to how often VMs email server fell over is a dream (at least from when I could put up with VMs unreliable/spam riddle email service).

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Jacqui's secret plan to 'Master the Internet'

pAnoNymous
Black Helicopters

MPs first please

I'm happy for an unspecified number of civil servants/private contractors to have access to all my private communications provided I can first have access to all the private communications of my MPs. or do they have something to hide?

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Vista SP2 release candidate imminent?

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@confused people

Windows 7 is Vista RTM - the rest of us would like to thank you all for all the time and effort you've spent beta testing the next version of Windows for us.

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Demon ends porn-less Internet Archive block

pAnoNymous
Stop

just proxy everything?

this is getting complicated with more and more mass sites ending up on this list. I'm sure it's only a matter of time when all the top sites are on there - they might as well be putting all traffic through proxies. it's a shame the internet won't be as reliable/won't work in some cases but hay it's better than having to actually to go to the trouble of having to prove in court whether this material is actually unlawful and getting the content removed in the first place.

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Oracle tripped up by 'leap second'

pAnoNymous
Happy

so everyone running Oracale on Windows was fine?

by the sounds of it everyone should have stuck to Windows in the first place :)

not sure why they had to do it this way anyway - servers/pcs get out of sync all the time - that's why you have ntp. they should have just update the central time servers.

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EDS pays for tax failure

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Stop

so how much was it?

I'm sure the government can do with as much money as it can get, as quickly as possible.

It's a shame EDS are not around any more as there's a few projects on the horizon that could with their forward looking process orientation management infrastructure actualization....

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Wikipedia exceeds $6m donation goal

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Advertising?

why don't they just add some ads - maybe then they won't be in such a "perilous" position every year + maybe they can afford some serious moderators.

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UK gov to issue child boozing guidelines

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Stop

Re: "In their own homes"?

"I've never quite got this "in their own homes" thing."

How about somewhere that should be sacrosanct and shouldn't involve the government trying to micromanage our everyday. Somewhere where as individuals we are free to partake in what does no harm to anyone without concern of being pried upon. Somewhere were we don't have to be put upon by the moralising/bandwagon jumping of others - because lets face it the scientific judgement on this is pretty weak.

Certain recreational drugs are illegal because general consensus is that they are harmful to ourselves and to society - you don't have the government in your home telling you how many grams you are allowed to smoke at what time of the day.

If this government is actually concerned about our children instead of jumping on another attention grabbing bandwagon why don't they actually try to do something about the failing schools in inner cities - which actually have a huge impact - or is that too much of an effort/too many toes to step on?

Signed: Very casual drinker since I can remember - and out of all the things in my life I can safely say that alcohol has been the least of my worries.

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Brit ISPs censor Wikipedia over 'child porn' album cover

pAnoNymous
Alien

what do you expect?

So far the IWF seem to be doing their job with reasonable discretion and I'm not going to question their judgement. I'm also not stupid enough to access the page above as lets face it chances are it's illegal in this country (UK) and I certainly can't afford the lawyers/time to argue otherwise. I'm also glad that they were wise enough to only block the offending page and not the whole site. As for Wiki, although people can no longer make anonymous edits if they use the above ISPs they can still register and make edits as known users - which has its merits.

It is a bit worrying however that ISPs can selectively reroute our traffic into a proxy and block access to specific sites/urls without any warning/notice. When the governments say they want to monitor which sites we visit I can see this can also mean any specific content we access within the site. Privacy and the net really are an illusion that's never been less real.

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Berlusconi plans to use G8 presidency to 'regulate the internet'

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not good at all

Italy - where you need Passport ID to use an internet caffee and are prosecuted if you post a blog without having it registered as a publication first.

woohoo!

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Europe takes aim at BBC licence fee

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Stop

Save our PSBs

I'm sorry but pretty soon the BBC/C4 are going to be the only wholly British owned broadcaster in this country. If we don't save what we have we'll pretty soon end up with all broadcasting being owned abroad - like most of our other "utilities" in this country.

BTW ~£150/annum = best value tax money I spend all year.

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UK.gov apologises for Tory-bashing child database memo

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Stop

Save our PSBs

I'm sorry but pretty soon the BBC/C4 are going to be the only wholly British owned broadcaster in this country. If we don't save what we have we'll pretty soon end up with all broadcasting being owned abroad - like most of our other "utilities" in this country.

BTW ~£150/annum = best value tax money I spend all year.

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US satellite returns first hi-res snap

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I wanted it live already...

So when do we get the live feeds?

Can't wait till I can spy on all yous 24/7. Hehehe.... :)

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Symantec swoops on Messagelabs

pAnoNymous
IT Angle

Wohooo! :(

OnTech

Veritas

Norton

PowerQuest

Altiris

the list goes on and on.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Symantec_acquisitions

Symantec sure love eating up companies, getting rid of the bits they don't like (conflicts with existing product/not profitable enough), slow development to a crawl and milk the cash cow till it's dry.

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