* Posts by dervheid

1179 posts • joined 12 Dec 2007

Page:

Plans to force ISPs to filter content branded 'disproportionate'

dervheid

Isn't anyone going to use the word?

Censorship.

Call it what it is.

2
0

Anti-TV Licensing petition gets May date for Parliament debate

dervheid

Re: Public good

No. The BBC does NOT operate for the 'Public Good'.

It is not, nor has it ever been 'Impartial'.

It is heavily biased towards the establishment status quo.

It is, in effect, the televisual arm of The Ministry Of Truth.

9
26

I was authorized to trash my employer's network, sysadmin tells court

dervheid

Resignation Point

I have to agree with some other posts on here: when he left the building, leaving behind his keys, badge etc with a letter of resignation, he effectively surrendered his authorisations for their systems at that point.

2
0

Nuclear power station sensors are literally shouting their readings at each other

dervheid

Monitoring, not Control

Anything providing critically important information to (or critically important signals from) the control & protection systems on a nuclear reactor tend to be duplex, and hard-wired using shielded & armoured cables. Most instrumentation still tends to be straightforward analogue devices.

3
0

Trump inauguration DDoS protest is 'illegal', warn securobods

dervheid

Parody not required

A Trump whitehouse.gov WILL be a no-brainer...

5
0
dervheid

You have to wonder...

why so many seem to be getting their knickers in a twist over whitehouse.gov being subjected to a DDOS attack.

It's not like they control anything of National Security importance from it, do they?

8
0

IBM filed another 8,000 patents in 2016

dervheid

What are they working on,

A Von Neumann Patent Generator?

7
0

Smart meter benefits even crappier than originally thought

dervheid

They can stick them

where the sun don't shine.

Had two letters from our supplier, offering a 'free' smart meter, and requesting we make an appointment to have one fitted.

Both have been promptly recycled.

As will any further 'requests'

1
0

UK warships to have less firepower than 19th century equivalents as missiles withdrawn

dervheid

"It’s the same argument that applies to the Trident nuclear deterrent."

Oh, Do Fuck Off.

1
1

'Pavement power' - The bad idea that never seems to die

dervheid
Trollface

Combine the two

Think of all the traffic on the M25, squeezing down on 117 miles of roads almost constantly.

You should be able to recharge an entire fleet of electric busses for central London.

Or not.

3
0

HMRC to create new compliance team focused on 'gig economy' workers

dervheid

Do remind us...

just how much the Duke of Westminster avoided in inheritance recently?

And how much tax corporations are avoiding?

Time HMRC sorted out the big fish first.

4
0

Surveillance by consent: Commissioner launches CCTV strategy for England and Wales

dervheid

Not for us Jocks (or the Norn Irish)

England & Wales only...

2
0

Basic income after automation? That’s not how capitalism works

dervheid

Three words

What Utter Tripe

4
4

Apple seeks patent for paper bag - you read that right, a paper bag

dervheid
Stop

If ever proof were needed

that the world is going to hell on a hand-cart, this has to be it.

(It'll probably be an Apple iHand-Cart, patented down to the grain pattern in the wood)

3
0

IT consultant gets 4 years' porridge for tax fraud

dervheid
Facepalm

Gob

Smacked

0
0

Microsoft cancels Remain speech after death of Labour MP

dervheid

Shitstorm V2

There was one helluva stink in Scotland when various companies were castigated (rightly so IMHO) for pretty much telling their employees how to vote two years ago. This is not only in the same field, but standing ankle-deep in the same cowpat.

25
2

In obesity fight, UK’s heavy-handed soda tax beats US' watered-down warning

dervheid

Re: I'm sorry

It's what you light yer fags with...

Isn't it?

11
0

Microsoft sells 1,500 patents to Chinese mega-phone biz Xiaomi

dervheid
WTF?

How many???

"it shipped 15,048 million units"

By that account we should all have two each.

Where's mine?

6
0

Android Pay debuts in UK

dervheid
Stop

Another step down the road...

First they debased the coinage.

Then they invented paper 'money'.

They did away with (almost completely now, does anyone still get one?) the pay packet in favour of electronic bank transfer.

They're slowly eroding 'cash'.

Remind me again, what's the interest rate at, and for how long now?

When you only have access to your credits electronically, how easy is it to be made instantly destitute?

1
1

'Knucklehead' Kansas bloke shoots self in foot

dervheid

Ignorance is no excuse

If it were, prisons in the US would be empty...

6
4

Germans stick traffic lights in pavements for addicts who can't take their eyes off phones

dervheid

Spoilsports.

Nothing like a little game of "Block the Zombie"

Spot the 'dead-to-the-world' target approaching on a busy pavement.

Stop dead in front of them.

2
1

Amazon to bad cable slingers: USB-C yourself out

dervheid

Re: Bah!

The 'TGTBT' principle.

Applicable everywhere.

0
0

Apple fires legal salvo at FBI for using All Writs law in iPhone brouhaha

dervheid

Police, Judiciary & Law Enforcement

Therein lies your problem: once you allow the Police ,FBI etc. to take on the role of Law Enforcement, which belongs with the judiciary, rather than the law of deterrence, detection and apprehension of criminals, then the 'Judge Dredd' syndrome will take over, as can be seen.

The system whereby senior law officials are elected is deeply flawed and open to politicisation and corruption, with areas of criminality becoming 'pet projects' for DA's/Judges in the run-up to election time.

I am also continually amazed by the apparent reluctance of large sections of the US populace resistant to change in the 'Holy of Holies', the Constitution, given the regular reference to the various Amendments...

Before you ask, no, I don't have an answer to your problems, apart from suggest that you rein your police forces back in, de-militarise them, and remind them who's who in the 'Protect & Serve' relationship.

7
0

BT, Sky, EE, TalkTalk and Virgin to appeal website blocking ruling

dervheid

Re: LOL!

a leaky steam-powered vibrator!

Oooh. Feel the BURN!

0
0

Google to snatch control of Android updates from mobe makers – analyst

dervheid

Re: Another analyst living in cloud-cuckoo land

Google will simply draw a line on the calendar, and mandate hardware compliance of all handsets beyond that. No reason that they can't stratify those hardware requirements to create budget, mid-range & premium baseline specs.

The big bunfight will be getting your components on the 'approved' list.

3
0

Silent Nork satellite tumbling in orbit

dervheid

What goes up

must come down.

They may not have nuclear capability, but a sufficiently large, solid object (presuming re-entry survival) is going to dispense quite a chunk of kinetic energy...

0
0

Drunk? Need a slash? Avoid walls in Hackney

dervheid

Sod walls

Get it on my car paintwork. Glass too, if wipers don't erode it.

2
0

'Powerful blast' at Glasgow City Council data centre prompts IT meltdown

dervheid
Trollface

Must have been...

The SNP.

Get blamed for everything else

16
8

Google proffers plugs in Android MMS pwnfest

dervheid

Re: Be more impressed...

Yup, Nexus forums awash with this one, looks like just about every car manufacturer affected.

Had some direct exchange with google, proffering the usual 'solutions', including Factory Reset (which doesn't reset the device to KitKat, so not a lot of use...) concluding in a distinct washing their hands of it.

Really pissed at having spent a shitload of cash on their 'flagship' device to have them piss all over one of the major functions (for me anyway).

certainly not inclined to spend my hard-earned with them next time round, but unless someone comes up with a better alternative that isn't apple or microsoft...

1
0
dervheid

Be more impressed...

When they fix the clusterfuck they made of Bluetooth with the last update...

0
2

Google, didn't you get the memo? Stop trying to make Google+ happen

dervheid

There's your problem, right there

"We’ve spent a lot of time listening to what people using Google+ had to say."

Maybe try asking people who're NOT using it why not, and what would change their mind

0
0

EE accused of silencing customer gripes on social media pages

dervheid

Re: still deleting posts over at EE's online community

for "sand" read "your arse" I think...

0
0
dervheid

"Improve it's customer sevice record"?

Not the main problem.

The main problem for anyone outside of a major city center and/or not on '4GEE' is that their signal and data speeds are, at best piss-poor, and nominally uter shite.

I have posted numerous 'complaints' on this on twitter, to be met with similar responses as those shown (can you DM us, PLEASE!!!) to just being flat out ignored.

Orange/EE give me the impression that if you're not a '4GEE' customer they couldn't really give a rat's arse what your reception is like.

2
0

Recording lawsuit targets Ford, GM in-car CD recorders

dervheid
Meh

Presumably they dont have a CDR drive...

and the only output is via the in-car audio system.

Seem to be pretty much covered in the copy protection stakes.

And lets face it, 'everyone' borrows (or at least used to) CD's from their friends.

Further death-throes of the conventional music industry model

And another cashfest for the lawyers.

4
0

World Solar Challenge contender claims new speed record

dervheid

How far?

"500kms"

Please define what a 'kms' is, as it does not appear to be a standard SI unit of measurement.

3
1

YES: Scotland declares independence ... from the dot co dot uk empire

dervheid

Re: "If Scotland get independance, I'll be the first one to move there."

Always one ill-informed idiot:

The Scottish nobles were coerced into the Act of Union, not just by the disater of the Darien Project, but by the 'Alien Act' which, had they not acceeded, would have resulted in their property in England being forfeit.

Propagated by the results of greed on both sides of the 'union'.

Either way, all that shit was over 300 years ago. Some of us have gotten over that, and are looking to the future, not the sordid past (some seem unable to see past 1690). With the obvious exception of the recent, and ongoing, draining of ALL the UK's wealth into the coffers of the Tories and their cohorts. An iScotland will be the kick in the knackers the political system in the entire UK needs, but so many seem to be so afraid of initiating

10
0

Tesla, Nissan, BMW mull all-for-plug, plug-for-all electrocar charger plan

dervheid

Good luck with that one

"letters"

0
1

BOFH: On the contrary, we LOVE rebranding here at the IT dept

dervheid

Brilliant

Made I larf.

Thought you might have make it all the way back to the PFYs 'outburst'

"Synergy of Hardware and Information Technology, Business Admin Group"

7
0

Women found just TWO out of every HUNDRED US tech startups

dervheid
Stop

Maybe...

They're just NOT FUCKING INTERESTED.

It's time that this sort of pointless statistic (they're ALL pointless IMO) was given the attention it truly deserves: NONE.

4
2

Facebook wants to LISTEN IN on the songs and vids playing in YOUR living room

dervheid

Two words Zuk;

FUCK

&

OFF!

21
1

Organic food: Pricey, not particularly healthy, won't save you from cancer

dervheid

In other news...

Bacon still tastier than Tofu

Organic or otherwise...

17
2

BEHOLD the HOLY GRAIL of TECH: The REVERSIBLE USB plug

dervheid
Meh

Knowing which way 'up' the plug is

doesn't help when there's no (apparent) definition or standardisation for which way 'up' the socket should be.

If you have multiple devices, from different manufacturers (or even the same one), you can guarantee that you'll have some one way, some the other.

And as for plugs being marked, same problem; some one side, some the other, some not at all.

0
0

BlackBerry sucker-punches TV star Ryan Seacrest in patent brawl

dervheid
Facepalm

Querty keyboard patent?

I call April Fool on that one.

Besides, my missus had a Ericsson phone many years ago that had a plug-in querty keyboard.

Not to mention all those other crackberry clones out there

1
0

Tesla firms hot bottoms: TITANIUM armor now bolted to Model S e-cars

dervheid
Facepalm

Re: Historical

Reciprocated: to move alternately back AND forward (or up AND down, if you prefer)

0
0

Dear Reg: What is a 'Lag' and a 'Jacksey'?

dervheid

PUBEs

Professionally Upset By Everything.

If this person (gender has not been formally identified) finds 'lag' and 'jacksey' offensive, they're gonna be apopleptic over 'C*ckwomble', F*cknugget' & 'W*nkstain'

Worse than that, they have no contol over their use of the apostrophy. Grammatical heathen.

7
2

BT snatches crown: Soars to top of complaints list

dervheid

maybe

it's just that we've given up complaining about the rest of them as much because fuck all changes whether you do or not.

Though I imagine BT are no different in that respect. Different demographic perhaps?

2
0

MPs blast HMRC for using anti-terrorism laws against whistleblower

This post has been deleted by a moderator

Ray-Ban to produce Google Glass data-goggs: Cool - or Tool?

dervheid

Re: Hmmm.

Indeedy.

But Our Lizard Overlords don't currently seem to give too much of a fuck about our opinions on anything. Can only see that getting worse instead of better (HMRC given powers to simply take what you 'owe' them from your bank account, without oversight; the steady grinding down of the NHS; privatisation of just about everything; a semi-militarised police farce (BoJo wants them to have unfettered use of water cannons); WorkFair schemes; increasing poverty and the 'wealth gap'; need I go on?)

If they think that they can get away with it, they will certainly try.

4
0
dervheid
Meh

Hmmm.

Making Google Glass 'cool' is the first step to making them Ubiquitous.

I predict that sooner rather than later, Our Lizard Overlords will decide that these are such "a good thing" that their wearing will become mandatory, then we'll ALL be part of the Survelliance State. Powered by EE of course (becoming Everybody Everywhere).

That said, they'll have to improve their network a shitload first.

2
1

Page:

Forums

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2017