* Posts by Kent Brockman

29 posts • joined 7 Nov 2008

Experts to Congress: You must act on IoT security. Congress: Encourage industry to develop best practices, you say?

Kent Brockman


Haven't DHS just published some 'principles'... coincidence?


Virgin Galactic and Boom unveil Concorde 2.0 tester to restart supersonic travel

Kent Brockman

Re: No overland

Well, it could do the distance, max range is 17,668km and London to Sydney range is 16 991km, although it calls for a brief tech stop for flights over 8000km, which might mean its a deal breaker depending where that is.

NBN boss unleashes Australian Net Neutrality debate

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I wonder if we are about to see a sea change in the status quo..

I have no data cap on my optus unlimited cable connection and the latest versions of the bundle are throwing in 6 months of Netflix as well.

After the Telstra rep told me that when you breach the limits with them they'll throttle you to 500k it was a no brainer.

Snakes in the aircon, killer crocs in the river, virtualisation for apps

Kent Brockman

Re: I can relate to Scott's experience

In my experience this is true of everywhere outside of the state capitals in Aus.....

No decent Indian Takeaways in the capitals either... (or at least, the bastardised UK indian versions)

having said that, there is a Thai takeaway down the road from me that is spectacular!

I DONT miss the cost of commuting - my train ride from victoria into Melbourne flinders st is pretty much the same in minutes as my old commute into Euston.. which cost me 80quid for a day return. Here, roughly 3.50 pounds return per day.

In my office the guys think i am joking when i told them my season ticket used to be around 7.5k (pounds) / $15000

UK smart meters arrive in 2020. Hackers have ALREADY found a flaw

Kent Brockman


Are they all going to be to the same standard???

Like the British Gas one fitted by the previous owner, that my current supplier, EDF cant communicate with because it doesn't work with their systems... so all it does is sit there beeping at me telling me i've overspend because it cant reset the tariffs..


German NSA probe chief mulls spy-busting typewriters

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reminds me of

the Agents of Shield episode Rag-tag, where the break into Cybertek and find that the secured server room is actually all filing cabinets.

They solved the finding the information problem by chucking the relevant cabinet out of the window and doing a bunk with it.

Start packing your bags for a Windows Server 2003 migration

Kent Brockman

But there is no direct migration path for 32bit 2003 to 2012. Which is where we are. 95% of the estate is not upgradeable and would need to be replaced and rebuild. Which is why the business wont sign off on it.

World-leading IT expert? We'll fast-track you into Blighty, promises PM

Kent Brockman

Re: How can you "Attract" when people are leaving?

and I am yet another one looking to jump on the next available plane off This Sceptred Isle...

as others have said, its nothing to do with the talent in itself, plenty of that about.. its the rest of the 'system' thats the problem.

Amazon floats 'Prime Air' drone delivery plan

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all they need to do

is package this up, and licence it to Dominos.. pizza in thirty minutes... winner.

Certainly better than the guy around he getting lost in his knackered datsun cherry..

Raspberry Pi signs big-name sellers

Kent Brockman

Re: If RS really do them at the promised $25 I'll use WP7 for a week

On the pre reg page for RS its listed as £21.60...

Depts declare dumped IT deals

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says it all...

"Departments including transport and communities and local government said they have no central record of IT deals.... "

easier for plausible deniability for people pissing money up the wall..

BSkyB mulls UK Online closure

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forced to use router...

technically yes, but I have 'extracted' my user name and password to enable me to use the router of my choice for years now without any ill effects.....

Leicester City councillors eye up iPad to save £90k a year

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Having worked in and for a number of local governments, both as staff and expensive consultant, I know that most councillors will struggle to find the on switch.

and the day that they give up having everything printed on paper is the day satan goes to work on a toboggan...

Labour Party told to stop spam-calls

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it should tread carefully...

"it should tread carefully - failure to obey an enforcement notice is a criminal offence."

No M'lud, it's a parlimentary privilege....

Sky 3D to launch in April

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after shelling out for a wizzy new HDTV, they are expecting people to shell out yet again for a new box.

I'll think i'll stick with my old crt for a little while longer and pick up a cheap telly on ebay in a couple of months...

An academic take on Santa

Kent Brockman

The 1990's called...

they want their joke back

Bosses warned over Scrooge-like approach to snow problems

Kent Brockman


in other news...

if you piss off employees they might become pissed off....

Research suggests Wii Fit is no flab fighter

Kent Brockman

as others have said....

hardly a proper test.... 22 minutes a day - seems to be set up to fail. Not exactly a scientific study...

For a more thorough testing; checkout:


Japan claims latest long distance e-car record

Kent Brockman

Yes, but whats the average speed??

assuming the 26 minutes were the comfort stops, 345 miles over 13 hours gives just over 26mph... is that the same as the tesla??

If not, how can you compare?

Boffins demo 'through-walls' people tracker

Kent Brockman

thats fine but...

what happens when the hostages are on the 10th floor or the 20th, or the 30th....

or for that matter, the bad guys keep a watch out the windows and shoot the poor guy setting up his gear at a suspiciously close range...

UK council forced to swallow dick

Kent Brockman


is the person responsible for this cock (dick??) up going to be disciplined for wasting tax payers money on this pointless excercise?

Thought not.

O2 confirms UK Pré launch date

Kent Brockman


is that really UNLIMITED or "unlimited**..... i can hazard a guess.

I was actually looking forward to the pre, but my sweet deal with vodafone makes it unlikely i'll swap operators. especially so on those tarrifs.

Boffins in 'let's create black holes in the lab' jape

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Have these idiots never played half-life??

"Because we can't yet take measurements from real black holes, we need a way to recreate this phenomenon in the lab in order to study it, to validate it." - why do we need this? are you trying justify having a job you planet threatening lab monkey

Honda Insight five-door hybrid

Kent Brockman

Fuel Economy X2

"while the average during our week with the car was 49.8."

I also get better economy in my Volvo 2.0D, and that comes with twatting up and down the M1 every week at around 80mph...

Web swoons as Jackson dies

Kent Brockman


I won't believe it until I see it in Black or White. I suspect the world will be having a good Cry that he's Gone Too Soon, like they did with Dirty Diana

Anyway, I just rang Ticketmaster to get a refund, they told me to beat it.

Hohm - save energy the Microsoft way

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you could sign up with http://www.imeasure.org.uk/ and record your details there to compare with other punters, or perhaps if your a little crazy, even use a spreadsheet!

Don't call me Ishmael

Kent Brockman


Where i used to work we had seven ibm's for the data warehouse, so naturally, they were named after the members of S Club 7 - how we laughed across the office when I announced that Rachel had gone down on me again.

Nowadays its much more conservative planets, saturn, earth mercury etc.

Playmobil Bible faces wrath of lawyers

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Paris Hilton


You'd think they would be glad of the coverage... I hope lego don't jump on the band wagon with the brick testament, although that is largely unaltered...


Paris, because she knows about gluing plastic bits

MP calls for Jezza Clarkson's head

Kent Brockman

yet again....

Here we go again, yet more complaints from people who probably didn't even watch the show.

We are now in the situation where Daily Wail readers are scanning the BBC's programming, desperate to send an email to the hotly bookmarked complaints dept at anything offensive.

If people want to complain, then how about complaining about all the news channels recently being a 48hr Russell Brand/ Jonanthon Ross show whilst people were actually dying in the world.

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