* Posts by John McCallum

174 posts • joined 7 Sep 2011

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Karhoo who? Uber challenger shuts down after burning through $250m

John McCallum

Karhoo?

$250M lost what were they doing with this money stocking the boilers with it? As for who they are ,never heard of them. Advertise or Die!!!

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Apple seeks patent for paper bag - you read that right, a paper bag

John McCallum
FAIL

Paper carier bags

Anyone who went to the shops with or for their Mum in the fifties or early sixties and forgot the shopping bag got one very similar to this joke OK it was brown craft and had string handles but almost identical.

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Student charity's ex-IT boss in the cooler for stealing $1.3m through fake tech contracts

John McCallum
Megaphone

Re: it gets worse

unfortunately scum like cream floats to the top.

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TalkTalk's appeal against paltry ICO data breach fine thrown out

John McCallum

unfortunately it will not be a top tier manager but some poor sod much lower down in the pecking order.

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NHS slaps private firm Health IQ for moving Brits' data offshore

John McCallum
Devil

So, they got slapped on the wrist ? was this also a size 13 to the nuts as well, we live in hope.

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How's this for irony? US Navy hit with $600m software piracy claim

John McCallum
Mushroom

@ Baldy50

So? Who gets the fine and who gets the invite to Leavenworth?

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Fresh hell for TalkTalk customers: TeamView trap unleashed

John McCallum

Re: My favorite

That is usually my response only I don't say beep, beep more like eat shite and die now f... off no patience at all with them.

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France POPs €800k fine on 'illegal taxi service' Uber's windshield

John McCallum

Re: Good

Here in the town that I live in the only UBER private hire taxi that I know of is clearly marked up as such so I guess that they do need to have all their ducks in a row tax, insurance, MOT etc.

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Bloke flogs $40 B&W printer on Craigslist, gets $12,000 legal bill

John McCallum

WW 2 debt again?

I believe that these so called debts were repaid a long time ago. With all the interest.

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Apple needs silver bullet to slay App Store's escaped undead – study

John McCallum
Unhappy

Re: @Charles 9

You mean that we should not use the iPhone to make PHONE calls? Confused it is a phone is it not?

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Monster Cloud and an angry customer wanting a refund: A Love Story

John McCallum
FAIL

Did anyone else think Ratners and M&S prawn sandwich.

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Samsung's little black box will hot-wire your car to the internet. Eek!

John McCallum

Re: I'll pass, thanks.

Samsung are a bit slow on this if all people want is lower insurance payments you can already get a "black box" that logs how you drive.

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Logging on to United's frequent flyer site might take longer than a flight

John McCallum
Coat

When I saw the word United I automatically thought it was about Manchester United

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PayPal freezes 400-job expansion in North Carolina over bonkers religious freedom law

John McCallum

Biggottry

These are just another form of the HATTED Jim Crow Laws of the 19th and early 20th century.

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Woman scales Ben Nevis wielding selfie stick instead of ice axe

John McCallum

Re: Fucking moron

The reported temp on the top of Ben Nevis Thursday was -17C and 2 meters of snow pack, so lucky to be alive

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Furious English villagers force council climbdown over Satan's stone booty

John McCallum

Re: Technically the stone is an obstruction in the public highway

"Stick a couple of keep left arrows on it and officially deem it a bollard."

This wont work Last time I rode from Huddersfield to Wakefield some numpty had managed to hit one of the roundabouts ( this is about a metre + high made out of black and white blocks in chevron pattern as per regs) .

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William Hague: Brussels attacks mean we must destroy crypto ASAP

John McCallum

Re: Huh?

She's from The Land of Kooks Kalifornia and San Francisco what else do you expect.

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Mystery Kindle update will block readers from books after Wednesday

John McCallum

Re: Expired certificate

Also Tor who also joined them last year after realising that piracy looses them very little in the long run.

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NASA celebrates 50-year anniversary of first spaceship docking in orbit

John McCallum

Re: And in three years ...

In a word Politics.

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If NatWest texts you about online banking fraud, don't click the link

John McCallum

Re: OT: NatWest again

I suggest that you listen to the Programme You and Yours on the Radio Four web site to here it all.

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US police contracts and private forum posts dumped online

John McCallum

Re: American Cops need reforms Re videoing cops

this is why it is illegal in quite a few States to film/video cops doing their "job".

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What do we do about a problem like Uber? Tom Slee speaks his brains

John McCallum

Re: Uber are trying to be two different things

No in most of the towns and cities that I have lived in in the past 50 plus years there have been metered cabs(taxis) call them what you will licenced by the local authority, also private hire (mini cabs).

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Irish roll out obligatory drone register

John McCallum

Re: What is a drone? What part is registered?

This will no doubt be decided in the Courts as and when an individual is hauled in by the fuzz, or who ever.

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Bacon as deadly as cigarettes and asbestos

John McCallum

Re: re-reporting the daily mail?

I wonder if this will appear on the radio four programme More or Less which usually blows these type of stats out of the water.

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TalkTalk: Hackers may have nicked personal, banking info on 4 million Brits

John McCallum
Unhappy

I have not long checked my emails and there is NO warning AT ALL. So I smell bullshit

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Mold whine: Soylent superfood shipments stopped by spore scare

John McCallum
Flame

Bottle Filling

I have worked on these before Booze, Weed Killer, Pharmaceuticals, and the worst one in particular

cough syrup but none of them sloped over the top of the bottle due to "erratic line movement or erratic movement on the line I think the mould was likely to be caused by poor or non existant cleaning of said line.

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Boffins: We know what KILLED the DINOS – and it wasn't just an asteroid

John McCallum
Mushroom

Re: Naaah

Check out his/her number of posts by the time you read this, if you do, it will, most likely be over 12000 so just be an opinionated "cough" person .

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Exploding Power Bars: EE couldn't even get the CE safety mark right

John McCallum
Unhappy

ISO

This depends on which ISO mark you refer to. ISO 9001 for instance is Planning and Production and a right pain in the rear also a paper based exercise. I had to cope with this POS for five years working for an insulation Co.

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'White hats don't want to work for us' moans understaffed FBI

John McCallum

Re: FBI agent and white hat hacker aren't even in the same Venn diagram

Make that the last 60 years I have heard of 80 year old people still not having paid of their student loans.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Southern biscuits and gravy

John McCallum

Biscuits and Gravy

So this is what "it" looks like white sauce and mince over savoury/plain scones.

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German gets 4 years in clink for $14 MILLION global ATM fraud

John McCallum

Hacked the American Red Cross

In total, more than 15,000 ATM transactions were conducted in approximately 18 countries around the world using 21 compromised American Red Cross disaster relief prepaid cards, resulting in approximately $14 million in losses to the credit card processor and the American Red Cross.

Bastard should have gotten a much longer sentence like 20 to life.

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GM's cheaper-than-Tesla 'leccy car tested at batt-powered data centre

John McCallum

That only lead to a dead site on you tube

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Webmail password reset scam lays groundwork for serious aggro

John McCallum

Re: How stupid do you have to be?

Google keeps asking for my mobile Number but I have no difficulty in ignoring it.(Windows 7)

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Man sparks controversy, fined $120 for enjoying wristjob while driving

John McCallum

Re: Can't wait for the "but the car is automatic" defense

He doesn't read the first sentence again, He rides a MOTORCYCLE as do I, and I totally agree with him

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Bank-heist malware's servers phone home to Russian spookhaus

John McCallum
Mushroom

Now you know why so many western banks had to be rescued by their various goverments

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Too much Appley WRISTJOBBERY could be BAD for your HealthKit

John McCallum
Devil

Re: Thanks

That's not what first came to mind when I read that headline.

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Eco-loons hack Thirty Meter Telescope website to help the 'natives'

John McCallum

Re: Direct action

This particular volcano has not been active for 4000+ years.

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You’ll be the coolest guy in IT if you ain't got your ID

John McCallum

Re: That's why you get to know the security people

ROLF 'nother TROG

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Instead of public sector non-jobbery, Martha, how about creating REAL entrepreneurs?

John McCallum

" We must ensure that the 10 million adults who can’t enjoy the benefits of being online because they lack basic digital skills no longer miss out." The only digital skills that you need are dangling of the end of your hands Yes fingers and how to use them to two finger type or one finger),of course you need a computer of some type, I'm counting "smartphones" here as computers as well.

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YOUR DATA could be SOLD in RadioShack's bankruptcy auction

John McCallum
Terminator

Re: Tandy

Ahh Tandy the shop where I first came across heat shrink tubing I think their last shop that I heard of was In Edinburgh in the early '90s.

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Carmakers DEFLATED by AIRBAG FLAW as US watchdog recalls TWO MEELLION vehicles

John McCallum

Re: SPIDER SENSES TINGLING!

Why? Most of these SUV's are not sold over here.

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NOKIA - Not FINNished yet! BEHOLD the somewhat DULL MYSTERY DEVICE!

John McCallum

Re: Nokia laughing at Microsoft..

I doubt many people bought Nokia phones because they had their own OS

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Data cops in charge of Facebook, LinkedIn, Google get a new office

John McCallum
Devil

@Fungus Bob

It s probably from Street View oh the irony

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Swiss wildlife park serves up furry residents to visitors

John McCallum

Re: It's common sense.

Never tried Horse(meat) but I have Venison Yummmm

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Take CTRL! Shallow minds ponder the DEEP spectre of DARK CACHE

John McCallum

Re: De Bios, she is incompatible..

I think all of them when English is a second or third language.

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Adobe spies on readers: 'EVERY page you turn, EVERY book you own' leaked back to base

John McCallum

Adobe and eBooks

Ahh but Adobe did sell eBooks it was run for them by Overland or some such biz bought a couple of them myself they only turned of the servers about a year or so ago.

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Apple's warrant canary riddle: Cock-up, conspiracy, or anti-Google point-scoring

John McCallum

Mine canary

They didn't work that way,singing and being all bouncy bouncy they fell of their perch and sometimes died.

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Jet-powered DRONE-maker slapped for illegal exports

John McCallum

Re: De-obliteration as standard!

I dare say that not all shots will be on target most people are crap shots even with all the help of targeting aids.

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HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs

John McCallum
Thumb Down

Re: Growth really isn't needed...

Bollocks!That will only work if there is a ZERO growth of population.

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Fridge hacked. Car hacked. Next up, your LIGHT BULBS

John McCallum
Devil

Re: IMHO

Agreed what lazy sod fits internet connected lightbulbs?

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