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* Posts by Interested Party

16 posts • joined 11 Jul 2012

Putin: Crack Tor for me and I'll make you a MILLIONAIRE

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Millionaire?

If you start using the term millionaire referring to other currencies then I can declare myself as a multimillionaire in JPY. Bow before my riches.

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Euro banks warned off Bitcoin as Canada regulates it

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Cash... ?

"The EBA also expresses concern about the lack of consumer protection. It notes that user can lose their cash holdings in a variety of ways - they have their wallets stolen, they lose their wallets, or the money is stolen from their safe - all without any consumer protection or refund right."

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Reg careers live chat: Upgrade or go home with Dominic Connor

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Missed this ...

... as I was too busy in my current job!

The questions I had were:

1. How important is (financial) product knowledge for developers? A lot of the job adds I see for working in finance are asking for product knowledge but I'm not sure how important that really is. My current experience is in FX (nice and simple) and OTC Derivatives (the complete opposite).

2. What's the best way to find good agents? I've mostly used those that have been recommended by colleagues in an attempt to avoid getting my CV spammed around, but that doesn't leave me with very many.

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Snooper's-charter plans are just misunderstood, sniffles tearful May

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FAIL

I like how they've decided that it will cost £1.8b, but they are not able to justify that because they haven't worked out how much it will cost yet.

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Virgin Media spanked for 'we've already cabled up your house' mailshot

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Re: Orange

When I signed up for Orange, I was told that my exchange was currently full for LLU 21mbps, but I could get the basic BT Wholesale 8mbps, and I would be upgraded automatically 2 months later when capacity was available. Needless to say, 10 months later and this upgrade has never happened. I would've switched if I had any other worthwhile options (BE turned me down due to lack of capacity, and the only others are Tiscali/TalkTalk/BT (no FTTC)).

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US patent office prepares to kill off Apple's bounce-back patent

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Holmes

Re: Now

Slide to unlock prior art: http://www.efanlock.com/files/Door_Bolt.jpg

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Second LulzSec member pleads guilty to Sony hack

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Logs

Is there actually a requirement for people hosting these proxies to keep logs of the traffic? Seems counter productive for them to do so because of examples exactly like this showing up your service to be a waste of time.

Maybe all these 'chinese hackers' are actually just people from USA/Europe using proxies located in China to get beyond the reach of the FBI...

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Skype worm chats up victims - then holds PCs to ransom

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Facepalm

Re: How devious

"ease of communication which these new technologies bring that seems to enhance trust in many naive users"

When in fact they should be doing the extact opposite. Anyone I know with more than a passing exposure to the internet before Facebook treats almost all communication on the internet with an inherant distrust.

Also, could you put those users in touch with me? I have a great investment opportunity for them ;)

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A single web link will WIPE Samsung Android smartphones

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Tried it (using a safe code instead of the wipe code) and it just opens the dailer with no number entered. That's on an SGS3, Android 4.0.4, using Chrome.

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Eric Schmidt: Ha ha, NO Google maps app for iPhone 5

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Re: "obsessed with Apple's marketing events and Apple's branding".

To stick with the car metaphor, while Apple are more like McLaren, Android is like VAG (VW Audi Group). With Android you get everything from a VW Polo to a Bugatti Veryon, where as Apple only make 1 model, that competes in the high end, so there's no £50 phone to devalue the exclusivity and "I'm better than you" factor of their brand.

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Ding dong, the Ping is dead! Apple brings in Facebook for iTunes

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"And for Facebook? Well it brings a little more content useless shite into the social network."

Fixed it for you.

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Firefox, Opera allow crooks to hide an entire phish site in a link

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Re: But, but, but ...

I believe what they're saying is that the URI itself contains the data for the 'web page' instead of linking you to somewhere else, it just loads the data contained within the link. So effectively, using the TinyURL example, TinyURL becomes the webhost because you click the small URL and it forwards you to the long URI containing the web page data which they store on their server.

To achieve anything useful I would imagine this URI would need to be extremely long (in the context of a URL), I wonder what the maximum character limit on URL shortening services is?

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So, just what is the ultimate bacon sarnie?

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Pint

Too late...

I've just polished off a bacon sarnie for my lunch, although I'm sure I'll be eating many more before the deadline reaches so I'll have to get a snap to show you all how it's really done ;)

Thick brown bread, plenty of butter, and just slightly crispy bacon, now I want another one!

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Unite workers at Capita ITS vote for strike action

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FAIL

Re: so 25% of 65% of members voted for a strike

5 mins of research says that the union needs to get a majority vote (51%) in favour in order to call for a strike, so with only 25% voting for the strike they didn't even make half the number required.

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ICO: Nearly HALF all FOI complaints are about local councils

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Meh

Re: FOI

I can understand how what you describe would be annoying, repetative, etc., but not stressful, certainly not to the level that makes you require time off work. You do have to answer (most of) their questions with an accurate and reasoned responce, but so what, that's called doing your job.

A massive influx of requests causing people to over work can cause stress, but that's a more general problem of lack of resources, not the actual FOI requests.

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FAIL

Re: FOI

Seriously? The only reason I see for FOI request causing stress, is if the answers to the questions uncover your incompetence, and if that's the case, then maybe that's the motivation they need to do their jobs well.

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