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* Posts by Crisp

1972 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012

UK treasury minister sticks up for HMRC in Google tax row

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FAIL

David Gauke assured MPs that HMRC was doing a good job

Forgive me if I wont take the word of a man that thinks paying tradesmen cash in hand for work is morally wrong while he thought it was perfectly fine to fiddle his expenses.

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UK sitting on top of at least 50 years of shale gas – report

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Re: Sinking houses

I'm sure nothing bad will happen. Just like when we took all that salt out from under Cheshire.

This is just the same thing but on a larger scale.

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Trick-cyclist's claim: I have FOUND how to get GIRLS INTO TECH

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Re: Pretty simple

Speak for yourself. I'm a riot.

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I'm surprised at Sapna Cheryan.

Women enter plenty of professions with a less glamorous image. To suggest that women are this shallow is just as bad as the "lets paint it pink" marketing of tech firms that want to appeal to women.

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Osbo jacks up spending on spooks to keep us safe from TERROR

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What terrorists?

The UK survived the blitz, the IRA, and the entire cold war without losing our liberties and freedom.

What's so special about the latest batch of people trying to destroy us that we need to hand over all our cash to GCHQ, MI5 and MI6?

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Boffins create tabletop ANTIMATTER GUN

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Re: It needs a room sized laser?

May I suggest: a whale?

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Re: Unlicenced nuclear accelerator?

Why worry?

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FTC tells Google and pals: Not labelling ads properly is 'deceptive'

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Advertising Feature

Nothing turns me off a product more than adverts that try and look like regular content.

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Sony unveils latest attempt at an Android SmartWatch

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Re: Can you imagine...

Imagine if your date was wearing one!

Gadget Geek Heaven!

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Telly psychics fail to foresee £12k fine for peddling nonsense

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Re: How about homeopathic 'remedies' next?

That stuff is dangerous!

Well... it has an LD50 anyway.

Water Intoxication

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Maybe she'll find it in her heart to use that money to compensate her victims.

Well... I can't see the future, but I can hope.

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If you listen very very carefully...

You can hear James Randi dancing a jig :D

But this ruling doesn't go far enough. There should be an announcement every 15 seconds that it's all bullshit.

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Home Office launches £4m cyber security awareness scheme

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Big Brother

The Biggest Hacking Threat In The UK

Is probably the UK Home Office itself.

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Using encryption? That means the US spooks have you on file

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Coming soon to an American town near you

A Key Signing Party!

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Glasgow subway's new smart tickets aren't, moan passengers

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Train Journeys are too expensive anyway.

The last trip I took by train cost more that it would to drive to my destination!

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Apple: If you find us guilty in ebook price-fix trial, EVERYONE suffers

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Apple sounds like it's issuing an ultimatum

I can see this ending badly for them. Nobody likes being held to ransom like that.

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Pussy galore: Bubble-bath webcam spy outrage

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Facepalm

All this controversy about Google Glass

And cats have been secretly filming us for ages.

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Cultivated dope-smoking Welshman barred from own shed

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Don't the courts and the police have better things to do?

If the guy wants to grow plants, I say let him.

Who's he hurting?

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FIVE DAY tech job interviews on trial at Oz telco Telstra

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Very cunning Telstra

What a great way to get five free days of work out of potential candidates!

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France gives Google three month DATA PRIVACY DEADLINE

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Trollface

Re: Google should be kicked out of Europe.

Maybe you could report them to the IWF.

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Six nations ask Google for answers on Glass privacy

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Mushroom

Re: Pah

We can only hope that Google isn't preparing to launch a proportional retaliatory response.

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Re: FFS

It's more obvious than those spy camera glasses.

It's difficult to tell them apart from a regular pair of glasses.

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What exactly do those Privacy Commissioners think Google Glass is?

That list of questions doesn't exactly display a firm understanding of the technology.

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Thousands of fingered crims, informants spaffed in web security COCK-UP

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El Reg was able to look through almost 5,000 records

Were you authorised to look at that material?

Otherwise you're in breach of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

Computer Law has really got some catching up to do with the realities of the internet.

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COLD BALLS OF FLAME light up International Space Station

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Cold Balls of Flame?

Goodness Gracious!

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Drug gang hacks into Belgian seaport, cops seize TONNE of smack

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I hate people who think it's clever to take drugs

Like the police, customs officials, etc

(Stolen from Jack Dee)

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Microsoft lures buy-curious vixens, corduroys with a cheap fondle

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Re: If they touted these at IT pro's

They aren't really for IT pro's though.

I've found that slabs are great if you just want to consume information and services. It is not an environment where you could write an application of any great size.

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G-Cloud overlord McDonagh gets CBE nod from Queen

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Denise McDonagh

Who?

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Number of cops abusing Police National Computer access on the rise

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76 officers in London have been investigated

I'd wager that's just the tip of a very big iceberg.

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Supercomputer vid proves NASA black-hole ring sniffers were RIGHT

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Re: Why would you assume that the black hole was not rotating?

Because it makes the math easier.

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Google flings another £1m at online child sex abuse vid CRACKDOWN

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WTF?

Don't we pay the police to bring criminal scum to justice?

Why do we need to pay charities to do the job that we're already paying the police to do out of our taxes?

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Boffins find evidence Atlantic Ocean has started closing

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Re: I Blame the EU

This is all because of pirates. Open your eyes people!

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US Supremes: Human genes can't be patented

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Re: I've been 'safed'

Is that a eunuch euphemism?

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Young blokes blinded by video-game addiction: THE FACTS

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Bedroom head-shots. (That's not a euphemism.)

It is now.

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CTO's man at VMware whistles an 'appy tune

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Headmaster

Containerising

Surely you mean containing? Or contained?

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Google donates £1m to child abuse charity ahead of Whitehall meeting

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Internet Watch Foundation

Deciding what's acceptable for you to look at since 1996.

(If you don't remember, this was the organisation that effectively cut off access to the Wayback Machine, and blocked access to wikipedia because of a Scorpions album cover.)

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BBC lied to Parliament about doomed £100m IT monster, thunder MPs

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No TV License here.

It's not my money they are pissing up the wall.

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What did the Lehman Brothers implosion look like to a techie?

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Gnab Gib

If I could up vote articles, I'd do it just for that reference.

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India forges ahead with fibre-to-the-village

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How come India can do this

But the UK has to faff about with the likes of BT, who, let's face it; would have a hard time stringing a couple of tin cans together.

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Chinese software pirate gets 12 years in US slammer

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He sold $100M of software?

They shouldn't be putting him in prison, they should be giving him a job!

How many salesmen have sales figures even close to approaching that?

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PM Cameron calls for modern, programmable computers! (We think)

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Re: Modern methods of computing like coding

Well it sure beats hardwiring connections to the valves by hand!

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Chinese 'nauts prep for next coupling in Heaven, clear way for new station

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Re: rippled rocket exhaust

For her pleasure.

Wait a sec! This isn't the Ann Summers thead!

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Who's the daddy of Virgin Media now? That would be Liberty Global

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Tom Mockridge

The guy that replaced Rebekah Brooks after the phone hacking scandal is now in charge of one of the UK's largest phone companies.

Something is raising a red flag here, but I just can't quite put my finger on it...

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So, who ought to be the next Doctor Who? It's up to YOU...

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Damn, I didn't see Miranda Richardson on the list first time around!

How do I change my vote?

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Nicked unencrypted PC with 6,000 bank details lands council fat fine

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WTF?

The council issued unencrypted laptops to staff when it had problems with its encryption software

Well that was daft.

What the council should have done was train their employees properly. (If they still can't use encryption tools after that, then the council needs to fire their incompetent staff).

It's just encryption, it's not rocket science.

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Singaporean sites protest 'licence to print news' laws

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The worst thing about censorship is

T**** ***** *** ****** *** ****!

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YES, Xbox One DOES need internet, DOES restrict game trading

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Re: (Z,X,P,L & SPACEBAR anyone?)

Q, A, O and P surely!

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IT staff clamouring to pay for their own BYOD kit, says survey

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Re: What's stopping me from having half the companies data anyways?

Not much. Apart from your honour as an IT professional.

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I have to buy my own kit now?

Pencil, Paper and Slide Rule it is then!

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