* Posts by John G Imrie

1644 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009

Equifax fooled again! Blundering credit biz directs hack attack victims to parody site

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Re: Lost for words

I thought we have a new word

Equifax n. to screw up publicly and totally not to be confused with a Rattner.

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Congress battles Silicon Valley over upcoming US sex trafficking law

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Re: "Two wrongs don't make a right." tl;dr.

The definition of Sex Trafficking in the UK is so broad that it includes a French woman and her Escort coming to London for the night.

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FireEye pulls Equifax boasts as it tries to handle hack fallout

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Email address

See if you can find the email address of the CEO of FireEye

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El Reg is hiring an intern. Here's the lowdown...

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The odd pint

So that will be Old Peculier then,

Dam it if I was 30 years younger I'd still be to old for this.

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44m UK consumers on Equifax's books. How many pwned? Blighty eagerly awaits spex on the breach

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Verbal contract

I suspect that this statement is worth less than the proverbial verbal contract.

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Re: This is what we all need to do...

Even better we all need to change our names to Equifax

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Stuff the movement of celestial spheres, let's sit down and watch Bonnie Tyler on TV

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Toy Dolls version?

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Nellie the elephant ....

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Sheer Heart attack

I think I'd have gone with Cardiac Arrest by Madness

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Scottish pensioners rage at Virgin cabinet blocking their view

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Re: What is the matter...

The council unfortunately can do bugger all about it thanks to central government allowing Virgin, Openreach et all to bypass planning regulations.

Humm. I'm sure DNA had something to say about bypasses.

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France to tack weapons onto spy drones – reports

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One more sep

towards turning warfare into a video game.

It's a lot easier to get someone to kill the enemy when they are on a tv screen than when you can hear the screams.

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80% of IT projects in public sector delayed due to IR35 – report

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and hits the target

Government takes aim at foot, pulls trigger, and hits the target.

Only target they have hit.

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Belarus declares war on imaginary country within borders of Belarus that is better than Belarus

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Passport to Pimlico

Passport to Pimlico http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041737/ comes to Belarus

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Node.js forks again – this time it's a war of words over anti-sex-pest codes of conduct

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Re: "there are downsides to codes of conduct"

Well there is a first time for everything, and here is the first time I have to agree with bombastic bob.I guess the thing here is did he treat everyone on the project equally If so then his personal prejudices should be irrelevant.

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How the CIA, Comcast can snoop on your sleep patterns, sex toy usage

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Re: Everyone Just leave 'em on 24/7...

so far I get the feeling we're on track to repeat most of the mistakes of the 20th

Only faster and harder.

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Fewer than half GCSE computing students got a B or higher this year

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Re: IT snobbery

I left school at 16 with 3 O levels. I've spent the last 30 years of my life working in IT.

PS I don't work for Capita, you can't blame their crap code on me ::-)

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Virgin Media customers complain of outages across UK

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Comment

We have asked Virgin Media to comment on the state of its services and will update this article when they respond.

I heard that Virgin Media have tried to send 6 comments to The Register, but for some reason their email isn't working.

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British snoops at GCHQ knew FBI was going to arrest Marcus Hutchins

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Re: Is Machiavelli dead?

Vetinari never waisted talent if he could help it, the only words Vetinari would have said to Hutchens would be, 'Don't go'

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Energy firm slapped with £50k fine for making 1.5 million nuisance calls

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Re: What an utter joke

I'd rather make fines based on a percentage of the highest paid board members total remuneration package * the number of calls.

That should make share holders look at fat cat salaries.

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I say, BING DONG! Microsoft's search engine literally cocks up on front page for hours

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Next Friday it will be 16cm (6")

Well he said it was 6"

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Defra recruiting 1,400 policy wonks to pick up the pieces after Brexit

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@Pascal Monett

I can fry bacon. Would you like a joint bid?

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President Trump to his council of industry CEO buddies: You're fired!

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are they really that popular

No, not popular, but there are a lot of Hacker groups, think Anonymous, who would like to gain credit for knocking them off the web, again.

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Och. Scottish Parliament under siege from brute-force cyber attack

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Re: Facepalm....

Anonymous Coward is obviously some Evil Russian Hacker™ plotting to bring down the US government.

-- Press Secretary (at time of writing) to The President of the United States of America

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Commentard Quizwall experiment ends with more quizzing than commenting

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Scandiwegia

Is that Sandi Toksvig's lesser known brother?

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Google bins white supremacist site after it tries to host-hop away from GoDaddy

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Youre right of free speach

comes with my right to take the piss.

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Your top five dreadful people the Google manifesto has pulled out of the woodwork

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does this get me a FOTW entry

Not enough CAPS, NO extraneous exclamation!!! marks. Two mutch good speling. And grammar working proper. Not even an also ran.

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Re: No it didn't. It's garbage and you know it.

Well I'll agree with you that this saga has brought out a load of arse holes, many of whom I happy to say I've never heard of before and will be equally happy when I can ignore them again.

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No it didn't. It's garbage and you know it.

Citation needed

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KCOM whacked with £900k Ofcom fine over 999 call handling

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Fixing it

So they admitted the problem and had a fix in place in around two hours, and where able to record failed attempts to connect. OK it shouldn't have happened in the first place but I bet now that KCOM has the most resilient 999 system in the country, well that or the next fine levied on them for a failure of the 999 system will bankrupt them.

PS as the 999 system is supposed to be resilient how does closing all the local call centres and moving into a few regional offices play into that?

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Foot-long £1 sausage roll arrives

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Re: Scotch Egg?

Och Aye!

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Linux kernel hardeners Grsecurity sue open source's Bruce Perens

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Notwithstanding these rights and obligations, the User acknowledges that redistribution of the provided stable patches or changelogs outside of the explicit obligations under the GPL to User's customers will result in termination of access to future updates of grsecurity stable patches and changelogs.

I would say that the part I have highlighted is adding a restriction as to who I can redistribute the code to, as it creates two categories of people, those I can distribute the code to and continue to receive patches and those I can't.

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WannaCry-slayer Marcus Hutchins 'built Kronos banking trojan' – FBI

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Re: Marcus Hutchinson indictment

Interesting, Is is usual to redact the name of the foreperson of the grand jury who has drawn up the charges?

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Programmer's < fumble jeopardizes thousands of medical reports

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Re: We had this problem

Any Unicode character?

So I can call my self 'v   ᠎ ​ ৮̗̜͓̀̎d͓͚͐'

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Canadian ISPs do not Canuck around: Bloke accused of piracy grilled in his home for hours

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Re: Thugs

I was thinking that I'd be suing them personally for false imprisonment and false arrest and I'd also be checking whether I could get the lawyer and bailiff struck off.

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Nest security camera captures landlord's romp on tenants' bed

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Re: cops?!

If your landlord is letting themselves into your flat without your permission in the UK it's trespass and you can get a court to order them to stop. Breach of the order would be a criminal offence.

I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice.

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User filed fake trouble tickets to take helpful sysadmin to lunches

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Re: I've seen this plot before.

Did it also involve .... Plumbers?

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UK regulator set to ban ads depicting bumbling manchildren

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Re: This is a good thing

So you want Ronseal to launch a range of products:

This is Ronseal Shampoo, it cleans your heir.

This is Ronseal Dish Soap, it's soap that goes in a dish.

This is Ronseal Toothpaste, it cleans your teath

This is Ronseal Bar Soap, can you guess what it does yet.

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UK.gov snaps on rubber gloves, prepares for mandatory porn checks

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that can only access white listed sites

So lets do this the simple way and white list domain names. All I now need is a DNS server on my Raspberry Pie redirecting disney.com to firfox.org and the world is once again my oyster.

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obtained from an authorised issuer.

So that will be Crapita and friends then.

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Re: Lucky parliament have got so much time on their hands

That's all right. VPN's terminating at registered businesses will be allowed. All others will be banned.

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Trump to world: Forget moving to America to do a startup

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Re: The Post-US Era...

I'm hoping China rather than Russia, China is more likely to give stability than Russia.

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Welcome to Gilead,

Land of the <redacted>

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Brit prosecutors ask IT suppliers to fight over £3 USB cable tender

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And these are the guys negotiating Brexit ?

No, no, no, these are the intelligent one's. It's the others negotiating Brexit.

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Bonkers call to boycott Raspberry Pi Foundation over 'gay agenda'

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As an Athiest

I totally endorse what you said

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"some of my best friends are gay".

Well woopie do. Some of my friends are hetro. The boring ones anyway.

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fucking furries...

Where, and do you have pictures?

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Re: How to spell haterosexual

How about I give him a kiss and see if I can make it better.

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Constant work makes the kilo walk the Planck

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Re: I thought the Planck was just a really large ruler.

Wot, like Henry VIII?

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Linux 4.12 kernel lands: 'Go forth and use it' quoth Linus Torvalds

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Mutch better trolling

Haldus could learn a lot from you

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2 posts joined today

Must try harder

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In touching tribute to Samsung Note 7, fidget spinners burst in flames

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apparently he 'watches every sparrow that falls'

That may explain why he missed Grenfell Tower, too busy watching bloody sparrows falling.

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