* Posts by Omgwtfbbqtime

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Capita STILL hasn't delivered usable Army recruitment IT system

Omgwtfbbqtime

One thing Crapita and the other outsourcers are good at...

... is negotiating contracts.

Unfortunately MoD (civilian and military) and in fact pretty much all of the civil service in general have no clue on how to do this.

Then you have the issue of moving the goal posts after the contract is agreed - with all of the incremental change costs to add.

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Brexit may not mean Brexit at all: UK.gov loses Article 50 lawsuit

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Headmaster

Law is always a matter of interpretation and this is wide open

"We hold that the Secretary of State does not have power under the Crown's prerogative to give notice pursuant to Article 50 of the TEU for the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union."

No mention on whether the Prime Minister does or does not have the power.

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Virgin Media boss warns Brexit could hamstring broadband investment

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"Hamstring investment"

What investment?

I moved last year to an area just outside of that already cabled. For the record it's not newbuild - mid 1930's in fact.

Registered interest in their Cable my Street site and got a we'll be in touch response.

No response received - so Sky got our money for this year and looks like next year too.

Nearest cable is about a mile away down the same road and there is lots of expensive newbuild that would be perfect targets for selling BB and TV to.

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BOFH: There are no wrong answers, just wrong questions. Mmm, really wrong ones

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Alert

@chris king

Or that you had been sniffing them?

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Great British Block-Off: GCHQ floats plan to share its DNS filters

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Big Brother

First step in privatising GCHQ?

Not surprised they are pushing out a product that can be monetised.

Let's think this through.

Charge £x to each ISP for access to the filter database or £y a lower amount for routing the traffic through the GCHQ's already in place firewall, of course we won't look at the data without just cause.

The only surprise is that this is not being rolled out as mandatory for .gov, .nhs, .police etc or that its not being offered as "protect your home network for £10 a year, just set your dns to point to us and we'll "take care of you"!" to the general populace/sheeple.

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UK nixes Land Registry sale

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Facepalm

Re: The biggest issue with this idea...

I'd rather it was Google than Capita/G4S/ATOS/GS/JPM et al

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HDMI hooks up with USB-C in cables that reverse, one way

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you'll still need a cable tie to (in the darkness) bind them!

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Blink and you missed it: Asteroid came within 90,000 km, only one sky-watcher saw it

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Trollface

@Version 1.0

Ahh.. but are they known unknowns?

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A USB stick as a file server? We've done it!

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Make a server farm^H^H^H^H smallholding...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/08/brando_16_port_usb_hub/

blast from the past. ;)

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Excel hell messes up ~20 per cent of genetic science papers

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Re: Oh, Is that so?

Change your region in control panel to murkin and your problem with dates disappears.

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Windows

Re: Everything is potentially a US formatted date

I found the best way to deal with this was set your region to USian and leave it there. I don't get the mismatched date formats on the initial import (.CSV from a USian server) and once saved to .xlsx it keeps the dates the way they are meant to be for the other users.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update completely borks USB webcams. Yay.

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Re: Yay!

I'd have to remove the black tape over mine to see if it is affected.

Nah...

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Cambridge University controlled tech startup fund raises £75m

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So pretty much the same as Imperial Innovations plc?

I'm glad Woodford has a chunk of it, my pension has a chunk of Woodford.

I can't invest directly in CIC or II for reasons.

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Revealed: How a weather forecast in 1967 stopped nuclear war

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Re: Why so coy?

Staxton Wold/ Fylingdales?

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Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?

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Mushroom

Sounds Like Tea - NATO.

Take a green norgie container, add a large handfull of NAAFI teabags, a bucket of sugar and half fill with boiling water. top off with milk (So about 50:50).

Leave to stew for 7 or 8 hours (while still maintaining the near boiling temp).

Serve on a cold, wet gun position.

Absolutely vile but its hot and wet.

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The return of (drone) robot wars: Beware of low-flying freezers

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Re: Even in 2016

Don't forget the motorcyclists!

Hint - if the person in front of you can see the underside of your motorcycle in their mirrors as you accelerate towards them - You're a cunt.

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Bot-herders fire fake GPS co-ords at Niantic to collect Pokémon

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Re: Damn

Not below 70mph - passenger seat on M1. Not a lot of time to click the toon before its gone though.

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Empty your free 30GB OneDrive space today – before Microsoft deletes your files for you

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Re: A few bad apples

First, if it's free then you're not the customer.

There - FTFY

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'2nd referendum' topples site

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FAIL

Traditional EU response

Keep voting until we get the right result!

Lisbon Treaty/Ireland anyone?

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PM resigns as Britain votes to leave EU

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@NotBob

True - I give it three weeks before stability returns. Once the gamblers have screwed every last penny of profit they can from the instability.

Then it will be business as usual when everyone has worked out the sky hasn't fallen.

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Welcome to the jumbo: Axl Rose tries to take a bite out of 'Fat Axl' internet meme

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Trollface

AXL Rose?

Oh you mean AXXXL Rose!

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In-flight movies via BYOD? Just what I always wan... argh no we’re all going to die!

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Ooh missus, get a grip on my notifications

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Trollface

Fired?

Or did you mean shot?

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Stop resetting your passwords, says UK govt's spy network

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Happy

Re: "Deep and fried for the start of the next year?"

Nah, I had moved into a Suzanne Vega phase by that point -

Blood

Makes

Noise

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Omgwtfbbqtime
Happy

@zanshin

My employer has a similar 90 day policy.

I find it easiest to keep the first half of the password constant and the second half the name something current to me.

I ran through work/rest/play as the 2nd half over most of 1 year, closed out the year with mars....

I've found I can revert to the start of the password list every time I get a new laptop though so it must be local hashstore rather than at network level.

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GCHQ is having problems meeting Osborne's 2020 recruitment target

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Flame

Re: Ethics

Nah - tried something like that a few years ago -

Iron oxide, aluminium powder and magnesium ribbon all ordered in the space of 5 mins through ebay.

No knock on the door - other than the postie - the iron oxide jiffy wouldnt fit therough the letterbox.

Luckily the post time meant I sobered up before removing the tree stump next to the fence with the thermite....

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

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Re: " 100% matches what is visible in streetview."

It also 100% matches what you see driving past - I go past there after dropping the dog off at daycare.

It's really not that interesting a view during rush hour.

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When customers try to be programmers: 'I want this CHANGED TO A ZERO ASAP'

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Trollface

Re: Three glasses of whisky

Email your reasoning to yourself. Then you can pick it up in the morning.

Or have 3 glasses of whisky and email it to your boss and HR for added amusement.

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Land Rover Defender dies: Production finally halted by EU rules

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"if its crash-survivable its not a Landie"

The Landie will survive a crash quite nicely - in a way similar to an Israeli tank.

Just hose it out and the next driver is good to go.

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Afraid of getting your iThing pwned? Get yourself iOS 9.2.1

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Mobileiron?

Anyone know if this fixes the issue with managed apps in Mobileiron that was introduced in 9.2?

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Boozing is unsafe at ‘any level’, thunders chief UK.gov quack

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Thumb Up

@a cynic writes

The Percy Arms in Newcastle used to sell that under the name "Duckhams Hypergrade"

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Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens offers a new hope for the franchise

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Shove 1kg into E=mc^2 and marvel at how much energy you would need

Ummm no.

That would be the amount of energy released in a total conversion of mass to energy.

The bolts travel fairly slowly (compared with light speed) but still probably comparable with firearms say 1km/sec.

Kinetic energy is 1/2 mv^2 so 1Kg at 1,000 ms^-1 is half a million Joules.

or about 120000 calories in old money - probably Jabba's daily intake.

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Smut-seeding Prenda Law ringleader must sell home to pay $2.5m debt

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Go

Hmmm...

I believe kidneys are an asset, with a real sale value. I recommend the court forces sale of these.

As are lungs, liver, heart....

Sorry, forgot it was a lawyer, so no heart.

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Who owns space? Looking at the US asteroid-mining act

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Trollface

Re: Unleash The Greenfly!

As I have said before:

Earth First!

We can strip mine the other planets later!

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Court: Swedish ISPs can't be forced to block Sweden's Pirate Bay

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Facepalm

Re: 6 Links in the article

If you are unable to find a link to TPB on your own that bypasses any game of wackamole, then maybe El Reg is not the news organ for you. May I suggest the Daily Fail?

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Where's Worstall/Weekend Edition?

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Pint

Re: @ Gordon 10

He also writes for Forbes on occasion...

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TalkTalk hired BAE Systems' infosec bods before THAT hack

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Re: Called it.

thanks

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Holmes

Called it.

Here

and here

No hard links to comments anymore? Or am I just blind?

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Virgin Media hikes broadband, phone prices by five per cent

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"Isn't this Bait and Switch?"

It would be if they hadn't offered to let customers leave early because of the price rise.

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TalkTalk boss: 'Customers think we're doing right thing after attack'

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FAIL

Have TalkTalk explained

Why they had rolled out encryption in 2015 per annual report - signed by Dodo no less, yet she seems unaware of this and the why it did nothing?

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GCHQ director blasts free market, says UK must be 'sovereign cryptographic nation'

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Facepalm

Re: The full list from the Draft IPB

Surprised the Borders Agency didn't make the cut.

The MOD Plod relevant?????? They've never been relevant.

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Reg mashup rates CompSci unis for books, booze and boogie

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Coat

Manchester and shooting up

Must resist drug joke....

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Let's get to the bottom of in-app purchases that go titsup

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Devil

Re: Lawn: Get off it now!

Meh, windows 95 installs were easy ... as long as you remembered to shed blood inside the case before you closed it.

Blood sacrifice - never fails.

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Activision to buy Candy Crush developer King

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Alert

Re: Bye bye Activision

What do you mean "going"?

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Hacked TalkTalk CEO: Dead as a Dido? Nope, she refuses to quit

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Holmes

Full support of the board

I give her three working days.

Only reason she has full support of the board is none of them want to be the public face of clearing up this mess.

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UK ministers, not judges, to sign off on Brit spies' surveillance

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Thumb Down

"anything that they can say to make us feel safer..."

WRONG!

It's more anything they can to make is feel more afraid of terrorism/paedos etc so we call for them to take away what is left of our freedom.

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Ex-Microsoft craft ale buffs rattle tankard for desktop brewery

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Pint

Re: Doesn't look that hassle free

I'm not known for my green credentials (snort) but I have had good results bottle conditioning in polycarbonate soft drink bottles. They can take up to 100psi ISTR.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Reanimate.

Better to reuse than recycle, and as turbo cider can get to 12% with a wine yeast you reduce your consumption!

Plus the hangover can be a little like the living dead so the reanimate is covered too!

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Unhappy

"Real Ale, by contrast, does have a definition."

So does Turbo Cider.

As a Coeliac I miss real beer

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TalkTalk plays 'no legal obligation' card on encryption – fails to think of the children (read: its customers)

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Re: Are TalkTalk auditted?

From the 2015 annual report ( http://www.talktalkgroup.com/investors/reports/2015.aspx) :

4. Data and cybersecurity

Potential impact: Failure to prevent the loss or exploitation of personally identifiable or

commercially sensitive information could result in loss of competitive advantage,

regulatory fines, damage to the brand,and ultimately, churn.

Mitigation: The Group continually reviews and seeks best practice external guidance on its data and cyber security capability and invests in and implements new solutions, both to prevent and detect incidents. TalkTalk continues to adopt the Ten Steps to Cyber Security as a control

framework for mitigating key areas of risk. Progress is monitored via the in house Data Council, which convenes monthly and is chaired by the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In FY15, key initiatives including the encryption of hardware and removable media , a data loss prevention solution, vulnerability scanning and penetration testing have been completed. A new Head of Security has also been appointed to establish and oversee the new Security Operations Centre, the activities of which have been outsourced to cyber security experts BAe systems.

So either they lied in their annual report or the head of security/BAe needs a kick up the arse.

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Qualcomm proposes brain implants for IP cameras

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Gimp

Hackkkkker?

Excellent system shock reference!

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