* Posts by Richard Jukes

348 posts • joined 12 Aug 2008

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Hi Facebook, Google, we think we might tax your ads instead – lots of love, Europe x

Richard Jukes

The only way to fix this is to have a small % put on the transaction, similar to VAT that VAT registered companies cannot claim back.

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ICO whacks Welsh biz with £350k fine for 150 MEEELLION nuisance calls

Richard Jukes

Only sensible way forward it to bar directors a dissolved/bankrupt companies from running another company for 2 years or so.

Doesnt stop them changing directors before going bump off course.

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SpaceX releases Pythonesque video of rocket failures

Richard Jukes

Must have taken determination and deep pockets to keep on sending up the rockets until they had worked it out. I feel lucky that I have seen this and I feel lucky that I will see how this develops. It truly is a new era.

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The new, new Psion is getting near production. Here's what it looks like

Richard Jukes

TRACKPOINT??

Why oh why cant they put a trackpoint on it? If it had a nipple then it would be perfect.

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Bring it BACK... with MODs! Psion 5 storms great tech revival poll

Richard Jukes

You are all thinking about how to print the Psion 5 into now, not how to bring it into tomorrow and to set new standards.

It needs a high res OLED screen, decent keyboard, bluetooth, wifi, LTE/4g and big battery bank. Running linux, not android - android with bluetooth keyboard is a pain in the arse to use. Oh and it needs a track point and stylus.

Also put on a pico projector, serial port and Ethernet port and monitor out port.

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2016: Snapchat loses $515m... 2017: Snapchat rips veil off $3bn IPO

Richard Jukes

There is no product. There is no revenue stream. And just how do they spend close to a billion a year?

Its nuts. And the sad thing is, it will probably float and sky rocket, then get brought out by someone and be nothing but a burden.

I despair, I truly do.

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Who do you want to be Who? VOTE for the BBC's next Time Lord

Richard Jukes

Noddy Holder.

I have been saying for years that Noddy should be the doctor. And apparently he's up for it.

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God save the Queen... from Donald Trump. So say 1 million Britons

Richard Jukes

He is no worse than Uncle Phill....

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Give BAE a kicking and flog off new UK warships, says review

Richard Jukes

Cancel them.

clearly submarines are the way forward. submarines with lots of UAV's and tomahawk missiles.

keep our large air craft carriers for humanitarian uses.

but the days of the aircraft carrier and surface ships are over for war.

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Got a Nexus? Google has five critical Android security fixes for you

Richard Jukes

You guys are behind the times. People no longer care. It's a phone. It works. If you get hacked then you get a new phone and or take it back to the shop and if they get your card details the banks refund you.

That's how most people think. Privacy? Its just a phone!

It's shocking isn't it? But hey here in 1984 people love it...

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Connected smart cars are easily trackable, warns infosec bod

Richard Jukes

hmm

Whats that sir? You would like the mini bar equipped model?

Im all for not driving. Done too much.

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Three expat Brits explain their move to Australia

Richard Jukes

I just couldnt do it. BBQ everyday? I'd be dead within 6 months.

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Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!

Richard Jukes

Re: Hollywood has a thing about German villains

I believe it is only fair to make it sporting old chum....

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Google turns on shiny new .google top-level domain – but WHY?

Richard Jukes

And yet...

And yet we all know that the only TLD to have is .com

Perhaps .co.uk if you really feel like covering your bases.

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Murdoch calls for ISPs to be liable for users' activities

Richard Jukes

Has anyone not told him that this issue was settled about 15 years ago? There is plenty of case law on this and it really is not that easy to change the 'accepted' practice.

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Elon Musk to fund Tesla museum with 'ONE MEEELLION DOLLARS'

Richard Jukes

Legend!

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Physicist proposes 1,000-foot state-sized walls to stop tornadoes

Richard Jukes

Caves of Steel

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Google to plonk tentacles on 'unwired' world with $1bn launch of 180-satellite fleet

Richard Jukes

I can see why they have done it, £1bn or even a few bn is cheap for infrastructure investment on a global network. Google are also in the business of networks. Its pretty much pocket change for them and perhaps its even just an exec who wants net access *ANYWHERE* in the world. Eitherway a fuck load of satellites and google getting into space isnt going to hurt.Well hurt google anyhow...

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FAA: All systems GO for Virgin Galactic space plane to launch from US

Richard Jukes

Perhaps he can see greater efficiencies for ferrying people around the world by popping briefly into space.

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Google's driverless car: It'll just block our roads. It's the worst

Richard Jukes

Google powered motorhome, set the address and the alarm clock, wake up shower, coffee and get delivered straight to work. Extra hour in bed. Genius.

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Stephen Elop: I was RIGHT to BURN the PLATFORMS

Richard Jukes

Re: "He likes pizza and R&D. Presumably not together"

I believe in actual fact as of today you legally can.

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Whaddaya mean, NO REFUND? But I paid in Bitcoins! Oh I see...

Richard Jukes

Re: Pissed again?

True and I fully agree with you.

However what I think the point that the OP is trying to make is that the refund will need to go through and that the customer will have to pick up the cost of any fluctuation in the conversion rate.

Then there is the further problem of monetary controls, inflation is a very handy tool in a governments tool box. Bitcoins do not do inflation, once the last bitcoin is mined then there will never be any more.

In my eyes it is all a very well thought out and well hyped scam, and having no infrastructure in place to process the bitcoin chain once the coins are mined somewhat proves this.

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Boss at 'Microsoft' scam support biz told to cough £000s in comp

Richard Jukes

Punishment should fit the crime.

I say make him offer free 24/7 genuine IT support to the golden oldies. That would teach him.

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Go on, buy Bitcoin. But DON'T say we didn't WARN YOU

Richard Jukes

Methinks this is the start of the bubble bursting.

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Mass Effect: Ten lightweight laptops that won’t bust your back

Richard Jukes

Im with the chap who posted above, where are the Thinkpad X series in this review? Small, lightweight and idiot proof.

I require idiot proof. Im a PHB. Who says I need a laptop case? Fuck that!

I tend to get 2/3 years out of a Thinkpad X series, thankfully second hand ones are cheap on fleabay.

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3D printing: 'Third industrial revolution' or a load of old cobblers?

Richard Jukes

They are a good idea and they have their applications, however they will not replace the supply chain for parts.

I have looked at buying one, I could use it to print better plastic mats for the diggers in our fleet, or use it to print the plastic hand helds (£60 + VAT for a 5cm by 8cm bit of plastic) or the joystick controllers etc.

However, and this is the big hurdle - what about EU Certificate of Conformity's? If I design and print something I am accepting liability that it is safe and will do the job. Now you may say its a bit of plastic for a hand rest, however in this increasingly legal world am I going to take the risk of incurring liability to save myself £60?

Of course not.

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New security standard for CHAPS who have your CREDIT CARD data

Richard Jukes

Re: @Richard Jukes - BAH!

That is just it, yourself and I are tech savvy (we do after all read this site) and I had the same impression as yourself 'WTF IS ALL THIS? WHAT DOES IT MEAN?'.

If people like you and I are getting stuck on the PCI DSS, what hope have small business got?

There really is a market there for PCI DSS config and review, I would happily pay £150 to £250 per year for it just to avoid the headache.

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Richard Jukes

BAH!

I hate PCI DSS annual review time. Thankfully we keep customers card details in an A5 notepad that is locked in a safe. As such the review is quite straight forward.

However if I were to keep those details on an electronic CRM (which would make my life a lot easier) I then have around about 80 pages of technobabble to wade through and complete. I can change default passwords of routers and do quite bit of technical stuff however I do get lost on the vast majority of the PCI DSS review (if I were to store details electronically). A lot of it is very network specific and I am out of my depth (and I consider my self more IT literate than average and certainly a lot more IT literate than the average business owner).

While I appreciate that PCI DSS is something that needs to be adhered to, not only for the sake of customers but also for the sake of the business - it is not something that I feel I can fully complete, hence we stick to the idiot proof paper and safe option.

There is a MASSIVE gap in the market for tech companies or contractors to offer PCI DSS compliance configuration and PCI DSS reviews, however many companies I have approached seem to wish to stay well clear.

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Brit online property bazaar Zoopla ponders BILLION-pound flotation

Richard Jukes

Value? Where?

I like zoopla, its a good website. However I just cannot see how they are worth 1.3bn - they cant be making that much surely?

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Smartwatch craze is all just ONE OFF THE WRIST

Richard Jukes

erm?

Am I the only one who cant wait for a basic watch phone that can make and recieve calls? Im fed up of losing my phone and Im fed up of carrying it around in my pocket. I want a watch phone dog damnit!

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Rest your head against a train window, hear VOICES in your SKULL

Richard Jukes

I think this really crosses the line. Inside my head is my own special place where I retreat to for privacy and rest.

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Dubya: I introduced PRISM and I think it's pretty swell

Richard Jukes

erm

Is anyone actually surprised that programs like PRISM exist? Its been law in the UK for quite sometime for phone companies to keep records of all calls.

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Ex-inmate at Chinese prison: We made airline headsets

Richard Jukes

Tasers

Are the tasers made in China with prison labour?... :p

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Doctor Who? 12th incarnation sought after Matt Smith quits

Richard Jukes

I've said it before.

And I will say it again, NODDY HOLDER! HE WOULD BE GREAT!

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Apple fanbois get one last chance to see spectre of Steve Jobs

Richard Jukes

Erm?

Is Steve Jobs going to appear in hologramatic 3d and show the way for apple to go? Just like Hari Seldon and the Seldon Plan?

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Hardware hacker unifies 15 retro consoles in format frenzy

Richard Jukes

So where does one buy such a beast?

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Samsung: We're doing smart watches too

Richard Jukes

...

I do hope it can make and recieve calls!

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Dear Facebook: I heard the news today, oh boy

Richard Jukes

Hostile Takeover

Just how low do facebook shares have to be, before google decides its just worth buying them out?!

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Clarkson: 'I WILL find and KILL the spammers who hacked me'

Richard Jukes

Im sure Mr Clarkson will step forward and answer a charge of threatening behaviour etc if the victims are willing to step forward and identify themselves.

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Pop tix touts slung in the cooler for 4 years after £3m web scam

Richard Jukes

Proceeds of crime

I would imagine now that there is this guilty verdict that the CPS will be pushing for a Proceeds of Crime ruling too - in essense they have to pay the £3m back or face a lot longer in jail. It is an effective death sentence - who can make £3m when they have had all their capital confiscated? So in all likely hood this chap will end up doing twice the sentence, he will get released and then for the rest of his life his earnings will be docked.

Crime really doesnt pay now a days. Even if you get away from the crime - you may well have to prove where those earnings came from 15 years down the line.

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'Leccy-starved Reg hack: 'How I survive on 1.5kW'

Richard Jukes

Luxery!

I manage on 300w total. If you want more power I would recommend you get a victron quattro inverter and some batteries, you should be able to draw upto 10kva then.

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I've got the 'fastest growing THINGY ever', boasts Google+ chief

Richard Jukes

The only threat is if you resist.

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John McAfee rushed to hospital over heart attack fears

Richard Jukes
WTF?

It is a lie! He is not John McAfee.

I AM JOHN MCAFEE!

(Lets try the Spartacus defence now.)

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John McAfee 'captured'

Richard Jukes

Re: I bet he used ReiserFS

I believe that gag was used when the chap who wrote ReiserFS led the police to where he had buried his dead wife....

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Industry in 'denial' as demand for pricey PCs plunges

Richard Jukes

We just dont need new machines to run web browsers, Im typing this on a 5 year old machine. Its the longest I have ever kept a machine, I really dont need anything quicker.

I am looking at getting a new machine next year, as this one can only take 4gb of RAM however I said the same last year....it just keeps running and runs everything I need it to!

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Goatse.cx opens up again - as an email provider

Richard Jukes

erm, I'll chip in £20 if everyone else wishes to donate just so this cornerstone of internet 1.0 stays up, it has bought my priceless smirks - and embarassment too.

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Lindsay Lohan storm over Hitler, Hurricane tweets: 'It was hackers'

Richard Jukes

My thoughts

My thoughts exactly, how does he?

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French gov 'plans to hand Google €1bn tax bill' - report

Richard Jukes

"Corporation tax should be paid, at a lower rate, on turnover, instead of profit. That way, all those ridiculous accounting techniques disappear."

And what rate of tax do you think is fair? 5%? 10%?

My profit margin on nigh on 1m turnover is around 8%. Yes, thats right - every million I turn over I 'earn' £80k.

Taxing turnover is not progressive and will ruin the economy.

I am however in favour or rounding up all accountants and doing a 'Clarkson' - even the good ones deserve it...

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Plextor M5 Pro 256GB SSD review

Richard Jukes

Because...

Because its Plextor....

From what I remember of Plextor (from the era of CD Rewriters) was that they made bloody good kit. I could of course be wrong now a days, but I would be tempted to pay a premium for quality.

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Don't delete that email! Why you must keep biz docs for 6 YEARS

Richard Jukes

heh

I think I will just stick to storing invoices for 7 years - like HMRC request. I see no legal obligation to store emails or other communication for such a long period, and if its not here then I simply cannot hand it over can I?

Such a shame...

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