* Posts by JohnMurray

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UK authorities probe 'drone hitting plane at Heathrow'

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In the real world, you can buy what you want from a wide variety of sources, and little chance of being apprehended when using it. Unless you want to be a pirate radio operator, in which case you will find it short-lived.

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I'll stay off ebay then. It' full of not-legal radio transmitters that you theoretically are not allowed to use in UK.

The drone 2.4GHZ is available for just about anybody, and almost any reason.

Rather like the proliferation of 1GHZ cctv transmitters...and 300MHZ etc...

http://newsthump.com/2016/04/18/drone-pilot-furious-after-uninsured-passenger-jet-crashes-into-him/

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French scream sacré bleu! as US govt gives up the internet to ICANN

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Re: "last-minute compromises reached at ICANN's meeting in Marrakesh "

That assumes they want to do work.

Maybe the work was an excuse for a luxury junket!

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Don't – don't – install iOS 9.3 on your iPad 2: Upgrade bricks slabs

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ipad2.

iOS9.3.

iNstalled.

Didn't bother with iTunes, did it direct.

No change in speed, operating or loading software (still slow!!)

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Osbo slaps down Amazon and eBay – who'll be liable for traders evading VAT

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Re: About Time

Not so good for local councils though, who now have to find a replacement income source instead of business property tax. Never forgetting the 2% referendum lock on council tax rises. Still, they can always jack the price of business refuse collection, except most of it is via private collectors..and didn't I read that George was going to raise the referendum lock reference to 4% eventually. After all, the local council grant from central gov is going to be zero by 2020.

Oh, and this country cannot remove VAT...once levied it must remain. EU!

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Apple tells iPhone court 'the Founders would be appalled' by Feds

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No. Don't be silly.

I set mine to be different, I set it to 1-2-3-4.

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Judge orders Universal Credit internal reviews must be disclosed

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Re: A "chilling effect"

Work?

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Labour will create FUD and then abstain on UK Snoopers' Charter vote

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All political flavours want more, and more, control and access to citizen datacomms.

The threat to them, and their owners, comes not from "terrorists" but from their own people: When they finally raise their heads from Eastenders/Corrie/NCIS/ETC and realise they have been rogered royally for decades, by their "servants" in the politically/morally/criminally corrupt political parties.

I doubt their come-uppance will come in my lifetime. Shame, I would really have liked a walk around Westmonster to see them all dangling from lamposts, by their necks.

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Home Office is cruising for a lawsuit over police use of face recog tech

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Government disobeys its own laws, and doesn't care.

Big shock.

Not.

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Photographer hassled by Port of Tyne for filming a sign on a wall

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Perhaps we should be more concerned.

After all, the same types of person employed at the docks are increasingly being employed at privately-run prisons and detention centres (all of which have had issue with sexual assaults on female detainees by "guards", with several pregnancies at the local one).

One business park nearby is patrolled at night by a private company, and people are always being stopped while driving through (they usually get told to fuck off)

And various councils employ private security personnel to patrol towns as well..never forgetting the "door security" at nightclubs.....no entry unless accepting being searched.....

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Or ex-services. There is a guaranteed job in private "security" for ex-forces personnel. They tend to be much more aggressive than the ex-police. Some were in tears when wheel-clamping got stamped on....a ready market for money ended overnight. Shame. My ex got informed the a clamp on her car would be removed for £50 cash, or she could step into the van for a few minutes. All assholes, the lot of them.

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FBI iPhone unlock order reaction: Trump, Rubio say no to Apple. EFF and Twitter say yes

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Re: Apple could short it out

Never forgetting that fbifonecrack V1.00 will rapidly become fbifonecrack V1.1/V1.12/V1.20......along the way the wifi will stop connecting, the serial I/O will stop communicating with the fbi itunes_fbifonecrack_decode V1.0, the bluetooth will become permanently on, at high output, and the battery will die....

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UK to stop children looking at online porn. How?

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Re: Wanna stop kids looking at porn?

Animal porn is illegal, if it was not some people would not be inclined to use dead animals, such as pigs?

Oh well, we can protect the children, but not politicians?

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Backdoors are bad, Euro security wonks ENISA tell governments

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Another pointless diatribe.

Governments are much less worried about criminals and terrorists than they are of their own people.

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Want blazing fast Netflix streams? Book a flight to Northern Europe

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Re: Who watches netflix anyway?

Adverts....I would prefer to not watch any. To the extent that I watch little television.

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Met Police wants to keep billions of number plate scans after cutoff date

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Quite. It would be interesting to know what local councils get from ANPR. After all, my town is plastered with average speed cameras, anpr cameras, traffic lights with cameras on top (even cameras watching cameras!)

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Re: Show us evidence..

Then they get an S172 (identify driver at time/date) ticket off the police.

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Privacy advocates left out of NHS care.data 'oversight' board

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Re: A note on "anonymous" data

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/cd-gp-faq-03-14.pdf

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Re: A note on "anonymous" data

Define "medical personnel".

One of my prescription items was altered by "a clinician", they refused to name who (I asked who had altered it).

Upon accessing my summary care record online, I noted that details of prescribing, including who had prescribed the meds, or altered them, was available. The "clinician" who had altered it was the very nice young lady who sits behind the receptionists desk. Unfortunately, she had no access to full med records or she would have seen that the item she altered it to had given me problems in the past. But the new item saved the local CG £96/yr.

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Re: A note on "anonymous" data

Not a problem. Care.data will have to anonymise it. The GP practice has no say, the entire data set is downloaded from the practice: All of it. The patient "opt-out" only comes into play at the HSCIC.

Note that it will be illegal for the practice to allow the data to be captured against the data subjects instructions (DPA), AND illegal for them to not allow it to be captured (H&SCR act)

Heads they lose: Tails they lose.

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TalkTalk confesses: Scammers have data about our engineers' visits to your home

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Re: Let's see...

Where's the problem. TalkCrap mainly use BT engineers. Where they finally (and it is a long time down the repeated-visits-by-bt-engineer-road) send one of their guys around, he/she is largely a bigger waste of time than the bt engineer. It takes them 3 months to diagnose a corroded fitting. Anything more complex must never get sorted. I

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Reminder: iPhones commit suicide if you repair them on the cheap

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Not horseshit. Appleshit.

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Re: Hardly a surprise

It would be nice if they had informed people that it would happen, obviously APPLE knew, they just failed to inform the CUSTOMER that his/her device could only be repaired at their overpriced glossy repair shops. If they can get an appointment at a time suitable to them. No doubt after connecting the brick to iTunes the data on the host is also deleted, or the account bricked. Security: Of income to Apple (falling sales? This isn't going to help is it?)

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Land Rover Defender dies: Production finally halted by EU rules

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Re: Why are they ending it now?

The EU is largely irrelevant as far as vehicle regulations go. The EU directives are handed-down to us, as they are handed-down to the EU, from UNECE:

http://www.unece.org/trans/main/welcwp29.html

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Re: Just

You just have the EGR deleted from the management system.....along with the pee-gone detection

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Re: Just

Respect. What you get with 2.5 tonnes around you and 1 tonne being driven by a twat coming towards you.

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Senate marks Data Privacy Day with passage of critical bill for Safe Harbor

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Re: extend US privacy rights to Europeans.

Don't be silly. The law is extending to EU citizens all the rights available to US citizens. None.

Safe Harbour; It never held water in the first place.

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Criminal records checks 'unlawful' and 'arbitrary' rules High Court

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Re: There's a clever quip in here somewhere.

Funnily enough, applicants to the police service are allowed minor past offences!

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Re: Conceal minor offenses after 10 years

Q.7: Is a DBS/CRB certificate transferable (i.e. to another employer)? What is the DBS Update Service?

If the applicant is a member of the "DBS Update Service" they need to show you their original hard-copy DBS certificate. You need to check that it is the:

correct level (Standard or Enhanced),

correct workforce (adult or child workforce) and ....

that the barred list checks were carried out (if you need them).

The applicant must also need to provide you with their unique "DBS Update Subscription Number", so that you can check if their have been any changes to their DBS certificate.

To do this please go to the DBS website and follow the on-screen instructions.

If the applicant is not a member of the DBS Update Service, there are a number of factors you should take into consideration before accepting a DBS certificate issued by a different employer.

Please refer to the DBS guidelines on accepting a previously issued certificate which can be found on their website.

The DBS Update Service is managed solely by the DBS. If you have any problems or queries regarding the DBS Update Service, please contact the DBS by telephone: 03000 200 190 or email.

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Re: Minor?

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dbs-filtering-guidance

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Actually, it's so that the police can send someone round to shag her first. After the PNC was altered so that any/all checks on women for personal reasons (IE: going round her place after midnight to check her status) were logged (resulting in a large number of early retirements, and a few convictions).

Never attribute a reason for doing something to justice when a base reason is more likely to be accurate.

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The rehabilitation of offenders act means that offences committed over ten years previously do not have to be disclosed and are not shown on a standard DBS disclosure. An advanced disclosure shows all convictions, and any other information on-file that is considered relevant. Except in DBSScotland, where even standard disclosures result in total CR disclosure. Hence the reason several large employers go to Scotland for checks. Several English councils, acting as "umbrella" organisations also use DBS Scotland.

There is an official route around all civil rights/justice obligations.

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GCHQ spies quashed this phone encryption because it was too good against snoopers

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Re: Untapped resource

What makes you think they are not?

Maybe the disasters are the result of spooks not getting it right?

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Re: MP letter-writing time again

Listen:

If you are a guy, or guys, or women, and you have whole stack of money, and you "sponsor" someone to be Your Man (or Your Woman) in government, you do not want them to be too bright or independent.

They are only there to glow in the light of publicity, big themselves up on the TV, and do what you tell them to.

Hence Dumbos' R Us in Westmonster.

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Re: No! You _must_ blame them for trying!

Democracy is for little people.

Those who do not get "the big picture"

Governments are not worried about terrorists: Terrorists get to be a problem when there are a lot in one organisation with Big Bombs, for those we have armies.

Governments are not worried about other governments: They are usually run by the same type of people, only differing by language of nation, they all have Big Bombs so do not want the other owners of Big Bombs to drop them ON them (mutually assured self-protection)

Governments are worried about their own people, and their own people getting together with other governments own people.

OK, we have no guns; but a corpse is not overly worried if it got blown-up, bludgeoned, stabbed or shot, any-way, it is no longer living.

Several tens of millions of seriously pissed-off people with hammers, are more interesting to our government than a few hundred suicide bombers.

Hence mass surveillance...

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For fsck's SAKKE: GCHQ-built phone voice encryption has massive backdoor – researcher

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Ooppss.......

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/01/20/human_rights_court_rules_mass_surveillance_illegal/

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Re: Cure for that...

You forgot: make use of their product mandatory!

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Re: One!...More!!..TIME!!!...

They seem, from this article and their actions, to not be in the cyber-security business.

They seem to be in the cyber-INsecurity business.

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Put your private parts on display if you want to keep earning a living

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How long before a chinese biz person produces a lookalike that actually has a wireless camera installed?

http://armtechon.com/information/10-most-illegal-ways-to-use-a-spy-camera/

Sprinkle a few around the HR bogs...after all, HR spends most of its time fucking people...

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UK energy minister rejects 'waste of money' smart meters claim

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Re: I think it *will* be a ghastly mess

Quite right.

So:

https://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/projects/sites/iee-projects/files/projects/documents/e-track_ii_final_brochure.pdf

In the long, not-so-far-away, future.........

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Re: I think it *will* be a ghastly mess

Given that with a system powered from renewable sources, some form of system regulation will be needed. smart meters will be part of the "demand side regulation" (as opposed to having loads of dispatchable generators)....they will enable rapid re-pricing of supply...who is going to continue running the dryer/washer/dishwasher when the unit cost has just clicked into 75p/unit?

And it will, of course, be a costly, patchy, bodged and unworking mess. Just like a lot of .gov ideas...

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GCHQ mass spying will 'cost lives in Britain,' warns ex-NSA tech chief

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Re: He's right... and fighting a losing battle.

You're assuming that the gov is even interested in "terrorists".

Terror[ists] are hardly much of a risk to a government, worrying about an uprising by their own population is much more likely to be central to their endeavors.

And you don't actually know they're indiscriminately slurping all data, you're just assuming it.

Of course, governments never lie....

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Apple coughs up $350m – 2.3 days of annual profit – to make Italy's taxmen go away

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Re: Reality Distortion Field

With over $180 billion of Apple money held offshore, and liable to 35% US tax if brought into the US, Cook is not lying, but is stretching the limits of truth.

Now, if the Italian tax authorities can make Apple pay, why can HMRC not manage it (hint: their senior staff are mainly part-time employees, their other jobs are with banks, accountancies and BigBiz)

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Free Wi-Fi for the NHS, promises health secretary Jeremy Hunt

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As I wander around Papworth NHS my tablet is connected to the free wifi patients have access to. No sign-in. Several staff channels are available, secure sign-in is active. And at least three channels for equipment.....

Obviously they were taking hunts advice over a year ago.......

Or maybe he is still talking out of his solid excreta channel?

Oh, catch-up is available. But dinotube seems to be disabled. Oh well, with the canulas' inserted wanking will be a rattley affair anyway.

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The Firewall Awakens: ICANN's exiting CEO takes internet governance to the dark side

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And:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-18/congress-just-passed-second-patriot-act-and-nobody-noticed-how-cisa-became-law

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Re: Should we follow the money?

Up someone elses ass...

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Brit 'naut Tim Peake tucks into space bacon sarnie

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Given that on earth the fat liberally spatters over anything, and in space there is a lack of gravity (and gravitas); we can take it that everything will be liberally greased?

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Apple anoints the new new Steve Jobs

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Re: Apple coverage is almost universally amusing

They'd probably (?) make higher profits if their stuff didn't last so well.....

I mean, who is still using a 4-year-old mobile phone (i4S) and similar tablet (ipad2).

Oh, that would be me!

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Drunk? Need a slash? Avoid walls in Hackney

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Re: What's to clean?

Actually, the help line will be in Malasia. Probably one already handling talktalk cuntstomer shitvices.

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Re: Or, on the other hand, we could actually solve the problem

In my experience, the male toilets are full of females urinating. Those with no female presence tend to have a smell that requires a strong stomach to tolerate. After 6 pints strong stomachs are not much in evidence. Instead of pissing down a wall, just pee on the ground.

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