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UK's emergency data slurp: IT giants panicked over 'legal uncertainty'

s. pam
Flame

When does the book burning and brain implants start?

Clearly with this kind of oversight, ahem, slight of hand, we will shortly be burning all books then turning ourselves in at retention centres for brain monitor implants.

Could I have my implant in Scotland please?

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Virgin Media struck dumb by NATIONWIDE DNS outage

s. pam
Mushroom

Virgin's DNS had its Cherry popped a LONG time ago

We've been on Virgin for 4+ years and it took 15 seconds to realize their DNS is #epicfail fsck'd.

We use a variety of open DNS, plus known good DNS servers and never ever rely on Virgin's DNS. The fact their router does is immaterial as all of our home hosts have hard coded DNS entries so we can avoid Virgin's DNS fsckery.

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Greenpeace rejoices after getting huge renewable powerplant CANCELLED

s. pam
Flame

Greenpeace = Fucktards!

OK, so let's burn coal, which has SO2 and CaSO4 pollutants, pollutes the groundwater, air, everything else, or bring in Russian Gas and burn it.

Well done fucktards, another Ozone hole will be appearing and we'll name if Greenpeace!

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Help. Mailing blacklists...

s. pam

Do you have a SPF record in your DNS?

Symantec and others look at billions of spams daily and the major component is NOT solely the IP address but the sender reputation AND the content as a component plus the IP.

Their SW devices are very smart and there is a reason that they're top of the leagues due to the number of honeypots they run and SPF records are a way to get your reputation back up if you're not using them.

A SPF record in your DNS is dead simple to add:

Domain.com. 3600 IN TXT "v=spf1 mx ip4:1.2.3.4 a:mx.hosts.com a:sending.host.com ?all"

I'll leave it to you to change the above, update your DNS serial number and let that run a few days.

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Microsoft: Let's be clear, WE won't read your email – but the cops will

s. pam
FAIL

Boy I feel so much better now...

"From now on, Redmond staff won't probe the email inboxes of its customers, but will outsource the job to law enforcement."

Yeah, so the Gestapo in the USA will now be purposely going through your hotmail just as we'd suspected they were. Take a serious look at their statement for a moment kids. They're NOT saying an outside law firm or their law firm, but law enforcement.

Yes that's right, the same goons that Snowden exposed.

End of days for hotmail.

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BBC: Hey, Atos, old buddy. Here's a cheque for £285m, fill your boots

s. pam
Mushroom

Same shite, different name

We are MUGS as TV license rape payers who have lost any sense of the spirit that made this nation fight back against oppressive regimes. We did it in WW I and WW II and we need to do it now to all these cash sucking, ineffective, useless luvvie led outsourcing orgs.

It has categorically cost us treble or more EVERY TIME, and we keep funding them like mugs.

it is time to declare an end,

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The 10 most INHUMAN bosses you'll encounter: A Reg reader's guide

s. pam

I've had 12 bosses in last 9years

And I've had multiple instances of the 10 subhuman examples you've shown, and an 11th.

The EX-Management consultant

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This piece of shite typically shows up from high-price consulting firms after (seemingly) getting the dirt on some douchbag in your upper management. Inept at everything, quick to blame/fire/explode in fits of anger, this piece of shite will either lead to HR firing him, or HR trying to keep all his employees from resigning. This particular cretin is easily identifiable by the trail of tears, disillusionment at staff meetings, and the staff behaving as if "daddy will beat me real bad if I say anything" cowering in the corner.

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Pop OS X Mavericks on your Mac for FREE while you have LUNCH

s. pam

Wow, watch me fucking ignore your previous Time Capsule Backups

Like a bad wave that flips back on the surfer, Mavericks completely ignored our Time Capsule with almost a year of backups and won't backup to it after the upgrade.

So I'm sitting here archiving 2 years of backups so I can ZAP the sparsebundle image on my TC so I can then re-enable the TC to start backups again.

Not impressed.

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'Instant translation' glasses to come online for 2020 Olympics

s. pam
Flame

No Russians were harmed....

Clearly with the Anti-Gay, Anti-Rock, Anti-almost-anything era the Russians are now in, these won't be needed as everyone will be blinded beforehand...

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Reg readers! You've got 100 MILLION QUID - what would you BLOW it on?

s. pam
Angel

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

What to do with £100M you ask!

Easy-as: Pay off the BBC management (should be good to cover 5-6 of them) and don't replace.

Then lower TV license fees to 1994 levels.

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How do you choose your vendors?

s. pam
Facepalm

You've missed one very important factor -- the C-level approver...

Interesting article I can certainly identify with having been both a vendor and a customer.

You failed to add "Who does our CIO/COO/CFO/CEO play golf / sports with".

TIme after time decisions on purchases are swayed by the C-level exec's out of hours relationship OVER their own teams' recommendations. One cannot stop the practise nor control the variables if that person who ultimately signs the PO isn't on-board, you're screwed.

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No signal in Seascale? Countryside Alliance wants to hook you up

s. pam
Flame

So would this be the same Greenie arseholes?

That won't allow rural phone cabinets, which can deliver broadband?

The same idiots that doesn't like telephone poles carrying broadband/POTS?

The same morons that moan like Aunt Clara on Sunday when they cannot get 3G coverage, 30Mbps to their local exchanges?

These people are walking talking Epic Fail's.

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Godmother of Unix admins Evi Nemeth presumed lost at sea

s. pam

Evi was also very important to USENIX association

You guys missed an important part if her contributions!!

Evi worked with several key folks in USENIX, the UNIX association for many years and made significant contributions there as well.

The worlds a little worse of losing Evi.

Fair winds to her going out in something she truly loved doing...

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BBC abandons 3D TV, cites 'disappointing' results

s. pam

Barely Believable Crap

The morons ruIning the BBC, extracting a facist amount of my hard earned so their luvvies can fuck something else up. After all, the digital fuck up wasting £400M, the £200M golden parachute game, and now a fucked up 3-D (Duh, Dumbass, DIckhead) game is on hold.

Why?

Because:

First, the UK has just finished a 6 year march to all-Digital terrestrial TV. Everyone's had to either buy a new TV/LED/LCD/whatever, or a converter box at significant cost.

3-D still hasn't stabilised on a format and consumers figured that out early on.

They did't advertise the freaking 3-D so no one knew it was available.

The little grey media dwarf Murdoch's satellite company can't handle more capacity and neutered the BBC signal.

As a significant part of the country is the Little Grey Dwarf's Sky Satellite, or Beardie's Virgin Media you could only get 3-D for free on BBC for a few shows here and there.

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Windows 8 hype has hurt PC makers and distributors - Gartner

s. pam
Thumb Down

Could it be, prostitution?

Win 8 sucks more than a trainload of hookers heading to the docks in Amsterdam when the ships come in.

Serves them right for all their carp advertising too.

Load NetBSD or FreeBSD or gawd forbid Scumlaris for Intel for a better experience.

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Al Gore: Stop using the atmosphere as 'AN OPEN SEWER'

s. pam
Headmaster

Quit polluting the planet with hair gel you moppet!

Mr. Gore,

If you are going to scream, yell, moan, present and expect compliance on your initiative, you should quite wearing petroleum based products in your hair and just get a hair cut and be done.

You're walking around with chemicals seething out of your hair polluting my air.

Colossal Fail!

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Microsoft loads botnet-crushing data into Azure

s. pam
Facepalm

I can't hear you, is that a Q-tip

So the Borg have not fixed their OS issues, but have this new trick.

I must have my wary ears blocked with Redmond Wax.

Where's the Q-Tip when you need it?

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Foot-long slab too big? Microsoft 'has a 7-incher' to stroke

s. pam
WTF?

Hey MSFT, we don't care!!!

Windows 8 is what is lining the waste treatment plant near the M40 in Slough.

It is brown, yucky, smells/looks bad and is devoid of use.

Get a real O/S -- no one wants your fondleslabs w/o one -- even Android rocks vs. Windows 8.

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Windows XP support ends a year from … now!

s. pam
Mushroom

The funts are still loose in the asylum!!

Almost all of you reading this who work in banks, insurance companies and other large institutions have an even bigger time bomb you need to sort than XP.

That is continued use of Windows NT and Windows 2000, still evident on your networks when we run network scans. That combined with a high number of cash points running OS/2 are a bigger scandal coming than the press is aware of.

There was a song, I can't recall the band "One, two three lock band" and it appears many are members.

PS> Why the nuclear cloud icon -- because this is going to explode badly in folks' faces soon as the HW dies.

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60-inch Apple iTV to be controlled by iRing remote?

s. pam
FAIL

I had a ruby last night

and my iRing is burning like mad as it was a vindaloo…..

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Virgin Media keeps mum as punters fume at crippled web access

s. pam
FAIL

Re: Why not...

OpenDNS only showcases more VM problems and adds more delays into a flaky service. Been there, drank the bong water trying to get around perhaps the worst ISP DNS ever delivered.

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BBC Vision and Audio tossed on bonfire, replaced by 'TV', 'Radio'

s. pam
Childcatcher

"BBC Vision is a good start, the next step is to abolish….

The BBC as a whole needs to go away and be the commercial provider they are in all but the truest sense of the word.

It is nothing more than a fascist conspiracy to continue to rip off us with yet another stealth tax, and if we all just quit paying, they'll have to reduce the gazillions of idiots back down to a manageable number of useful staff.

Reducing the number of repeats, and imports and just produce basic TV & Radio.

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Get up, shake off the hangover: These 57 Microsoft holes won't fix themselves

s. pam
Pint

Is is DOUBLE your PLEASURE day

Abode also released a slew of updates for Air, Flash etc….so in total hundreds of MB's of patches to install.

Time to go to the pub me thinks...

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Microsoft 'touches 16k shop workers' to flog Windows 8 hard

s. pam
Thumb Down

YUCK -- I had to use Windows 8 and I didn't like it!

We visited our son last weekend and I had to help him with his new computer win 8.

Never has an OS made me swear more, more loudly, made me more want to vomit than this ebola virus on a machine. I also had violent spells of diarrhoea afterwards and will be seeking compensation for counselling.

What a /dev/fucked OS it is..

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Men's rights activists: Symantec branded us a 'hate group'

s. pam
FAIL

Re: Not the only filtering offender

O2 personal mobile blocks any site with alcohol on it, so I can't get to CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) without paying & getting a £2 charge/refund to verify my identity even though I have a monthly direct-debit account on my personal phone.

Yet with my work O2 mobile, I can go to the same site.

So the filtering is far more widespread than anyone wants to own up to.

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Ofcom: Fancy running a temporary HD Freeview TV channel?

s. pam
Facepalm

The two channels should be, since we're paying for them

Film4 HD

Five HD

Followed by Discovery Channel (since they rake it in like mad, you'd think they'd show repeats to get folks to Pay-TV to get mroe)

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2e2 for you: Should zombies be allowed to run NHS IT?

s. pam
Thumb Down

Fook me, you mean there's NOT Zombies already deployed?

You've obviously never been to Hillingdon Hospital or High Wycombe Hospital.

Their Zombie count is almost 100%

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Oracle patches Java 0-day, goes to Defcon 2

s. pam
Flame

I rather fucking drink my Java than use it!

Turned it off last week a day before the press got a clue on everything in our house. Not a problem reported at all, thus validating the extreme uselessness of even having it installed anymore!

Goodbye Java!

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Inside the new climate row as Mystic Met Office goes cool on warming

s. pam
FAIL

Get over the Met Dear

The Met is no different that the Bullshit Blasting Corp and their so-called forecasts can be replaced in seconds and save us gazillions:

1) Rock on string dry, it's dry outside

2) Rock on string wet, it's raining outside

3) Rock on string white, it's snowing outside

4) Rock on string @ 90 degrees, it's breezy outside

Frankly, it's time to sack the lot and pass the savings back to more worthy causes, like feeding OAP's, heating OAP's homes, or buying crack -n- hookers for our MP's and their second homes!

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The 10 best … Windows Server 2012 features

s. pam
Thumb Up

Number 11

Format c:

Insert DVD

Boot NetBSD

Job well done!

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RIM tax break gives firm $14m profit for third quarter

s. pam
Holmes

It would be far easier for RIM...

To rename themselves $tarbuck$, Gargle or Yodafone and just avoid taxes altogether.

I'll get me coat..

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Hard-up Brit bankers bag endless free Wi-Fi during cig breaks

s. pam
FAIL

Enjoy the rampant rule breaking this will allow

So there will be no compliance archiving on the network, IM, etc and all dodgy dealings will simply move to this communications channel.

Enjoy the resulting clusterfuck of financial misuse, fraud and criminal activity this will cause.

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Assault on battery

s. pam
Alert

Just run iOS 6.0.1

And you'll have NO battery at all, and no data allowance left either.

Damn you iPhone, you've sucked horribly badly at both this time!

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4310494?start=1635&tstart=0 110 glorious pages of Epic Apple Fail.

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Walmart workers filmed playing iPad frisbee

s. pam
FAIL

Cruddy place to work, what else are the inbreeds to do?

Just go onto Gawker and search for "Life-at-Walmart" to see what a soul-sucking company they really are.

The PR folks would have sued to get the stories down if they were untrue, so grab a bottle of absinthe and have a read!

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Virgin Media's blighted SuperHub NOW comes with extra squeal (oink)

s. pam
FAIL

Customers have a bigger worry than this

All the crappy adverts with Inane Dolt in them do nothing for their image. Our PS has always done that, I don't really care - but I'm seriously fucked off with no broadband upgrade even though they're selling 100mbps on my road (and can't deliver it)!.

Their network engineers are laughing behind the scenes as the real debacle is which cost centre will pay for upgrading all the remote cabinets. Turns out the take up rate on their HD cable has been so high that 1st and 2nd generation remote cabinets is more than a year behind.

What you as the punter, ahem mug, ahem customer see is that Broadband AND Video are on the same local switch. This is why we've just received out FIFTH in 10 months delay to 100Mbs letter & email. Virgin has to upgrade to latest generation cabinets so that video can buffer and 100Mbps can be delivered.

Until then, committee by committee and team meeting by team beating is happening on many levels one would suspect. "Flubber Hub Crap Sub-Committee" and "Home Less not-so-Broadband Sub-Committee" meetings with plenty of tea and biscuits but no action will continue.

I'm at the end of my 18 month contract on Virgin, and seriously considering my next move. Our problem is where we live in Area 31 (usually known to their engineers as Area 51) is right on the edge of BT's POTS and we're unclear if they've upgraded FTTC or not.

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Steve Jobs is STILL DEAD

s. pam
Thumb Up

But Stiffs.com is still alive!!!

Kurt Cobain -- still dead.

Michael Hutchence -- still dead.

Idiod ruInning Aussie Broadband, still alive.

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Nominet mulls killing off the .co from .co.uk

s. pam
Flame

SCAM, RIpoff, Useless idea, Twits!

As a member of the wider community commenting on this FARCE of abject stupidity in the Nominet game, this is a SCAM, will NOT secure anything, but will RAISE money for the registrar.

Country codes, E.G. .co. .fr .ie are the area international standards bodies. Internet naming is built from direction of ICANN and why the heck Nominet has come up with this idiotic idea we do not know.

We DO know you should comment against it, or chaos will ensue.

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'Replace crypto-couple Alice and Bob with Sita and Rama'

s. pam
Thumb Down

Oh FFS!

Just STFU and go back into whatever cave you came from. The world is not India, nor the US, but if something has worked for 40+ years, just STFU and live with it.

Damnit I hate crap like this.

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Dutch unleash intelligent robot bins: No ID, no rubbish

s. pam
FAIL

would it work on parliamentary people?

if we tag all MP's could we put some of them in the bin?

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Red hot chilli peppers floor Bristol shoplifter

s. pam
Devil

I rectum

He really felt the heat for the crime the next AM!

I'll get me coat….

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News Ltd's Australian chief demands copyright overhaul

s. pam
FAIL

Tell the Aussie to Go Fuck Himself

They can't even deliver broadband, or Medal winning athletes thus they can GFTS.

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Virgin Media SuperHub 'upgrade' hangs up on IP phone punters

s. pam
Mushroom

Useless shte SW Udate

The bloody thing has been crashing, locking up, acting like a prostitute in Amsterdam giving BJ's on a Friday night it's so up & down.

We're in Area that fscked last week with te upgrade, and nothing's fucking worked right since. Calling their Tandoori Helpless Desk the home phone over their network keeps dropping the line.

I guess the fucktards are real proud of the new UI it's got. I coud care less, they've taken our 2 year old reliable line and screwed it up.

Oh the Tandoori Helpless Desk tried to give me 3 days credit. That was last Friday and the damn thing is still acting like Paris.

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s. pam
FAIL

Re: One helluva of a lot of pissed off customers

And N4, Croydon and plenty more.

Nationwide problem?

No worries, Inane Dolt will fix them!

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UK tiny-phone-mast biz Ubiquisys wolfs down $19m pie

s. pam
Trollface

Sex today on the network, dear?

Does the proliferation of Hetronets mean only Metrosexuals need be able to use them?

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Bucks muck chuck muck-up leaks 840 email addresses

s. pam
FAIL

Bucks Chucks Up a Fuck-Up of Muck...

BCC are idiots, I live in this council. Their IT is worse than Beavis and Butthead when you try to use their pathetic websites.

Even Dale Farm residents could do better. I have a Hotmail account just for BCC as their so pathetically Dain Bread it isn't funny.

Entire council is an Epic Fail.

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Airline leaves customer on hold for 15 hours

s. pam
FAIL

Thick as shit?

Is he related to Kenny the Port-a-Loo cleaner?

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Virgin Media nukes downloads after SuperHub 'upgrade'

s. pam
Pint

Working just fine, just came home

I've been away a week, did what I normally do when back home and turned it off for 30 mins then turned it on.

Just downloaded a 28.5MB update to some SW or another on my Mac, as well as a Flash Update and both came down very fast and worked fine.

Must be a regional problem somewhere else.

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Gov: We want cheap police tablets and by God we'll get them

s. pam
Flame

Here's the winning solution

Please award the contract for this work to G4S as they've done such a good job with security for the London2012 SCAMlympics we're all very confident that they will do a fantastic job.

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UK's web super-snoop powers could be extended to councils

s. pam
Childcatcher

Dear UK.Gov

Please award the contract for this work to G4S as they've done such a good job with security for the London2012 SCAMlympics we're all very confident that they will do a fantastic job.

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BBC TV boss George Entwistle nabs director general post

s. pam
WTF?

Gee Whizz...

I figured Diamond had resigned from that Bank to take over the Beeb, or Bernie Madoff would win the job.

Guess my lottery ticket still didn't come in....

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