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* Posts by RobertD

11 posts • joined 15 Mar 2013

So, what exactly defines a 'boffin'? Speak your brains...

RobertD

A boffin...

is someone who doesn't have to look things up on Wikipedia.

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Star Wars VII set for Xmas release. Ho, ho, ho... not THIS Christmas

RobertD

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

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'BLING BLING, BLING BLING' 'Hello, yes, my iPhone is made of GOLD'

RobertD
Happy

It might...

...sell well here in Scotland as it sounds like it might be similar enough in colour to Irn Bru or good whisky.

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Windows 8.1: Here at last, but is it good enough?

RobertD
Pint

Well...

My 14 year old loves Windows 8 - live updates on the front screen, a UI that he considers intuitive - the future belongs to their generation, not ours, and we'll just have to get used to it!

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Privacy expert dismisses PRISM-busting typeface as 'art project'

RobertD
Happy

Nab him...

The most obvious problem with the use of pigeons is surely The Vulture Squadron - although to be fair I can't think of a time when they actually stopped the pigeon. The mastermind was a shady, never-seen character called the General though, so maybe Hanna-Barbera were on to something.

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The Reg's best-looking reader reveals list of jobs for the beautiful

RobertD
Joke

Surely...

You've heard about the man hiring a new PA, requirement = speaks 3 languages and can do 100 words per minute. He ends up with a shortlist of 3 - a brunette who speaks 3 languages but can only manage 80 words per minute, a redhead who speaks 2 languages but can do 90 words per minute, and a blonde who only speaks one language but can do 100 words per minute. Who gets the job?

The one with the biggest boobs of course.

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Who should play the next Doctor? Nominations needed!

RobertD
WTF?

Surely

The most entertaiing choice would be John McAfee?

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Too much infosec regulation undermines security, warns NAB

RobertD
Unhappy

Some sense, yes...

In that a one-size fits all, tick-box compliance exercise does not mean that the risks have been managed or even identified. But some (most?) organisations possess neither the capability nor the will to fund a fully reactive, risk-based information security function. So until such time as the new EU breach/attack-sharing bears fruit and senior management actually see what is happening, it's policies, standards and checklists all round.

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Report: BlackBerry BYOD-ware doesn't pass UK.gov security test

RobertD
Meh

The point is...

That Balance enables BYOD for iOS and Android devices isn't it? So you don't have to bring a BlackBerry to work. Have I missed something?

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Paying a TV tax makes you happy - BBC

RobertD
Happy

Re: NZ Has No TV Tax

Good point - but it was Michael Palin on the wall, not dear old Spike.

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BYOD: Bring Your Own Device - or Bring Your Own Disaster?

RobertD
IT Angle

That was a very useful, thought-provoking session - thanks to everyone who took part! Lots of food for thought.

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