* Posts by John G Imrie

1828 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009

Official probe into HPE’s Oz 3Par crashes would create 'further negative publicity' if revealed

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Re: Rotten Apples in the Pork Barrel

amanfromMars has been getting more and more coherent recently, I think we are almost at the singularity.

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Former wig-wearing Twitterphobe replaces Hancock as UK.gov's Secretary of Fun

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Re: Brexiteers jump ship

I reckon that Mrs. May has another 8 months, 18 days, 8 hours, 50 minutes and 24 seconds, at time of posting, left.

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United States, you have 2 months to sort Privacy Shield ... or data deal is for the bin – Eurocrats

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Privacy Shield

Shielding the US from dealing with European's privacy.

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Euro privacy watchdog raises eyebrows at mulled EU copyright law

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Big Brother

Coppyright Law aka protect Mickey Mouse Law

I would be happier if major copyright holders stopped lobbying for further extensions. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/18/us_congress_copyright_extension/

Copyright was originally designed to allow the author a period of time to reap the rewards of their endeavours, not to fund a multimillion / billion(?) £ corporations.

BB Icon because someone will be watching you.

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UK taxman warned it's running out of time to deliver working customs IT system by Brexit

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Re: I think Boris Johnson said it best

Someone please tell me that there is a Mr. Prosser working for the Heathrow Runway planning department.

Could someone please fetch my coat, it's the one with the towel in the pocket.

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Re: Don't be cretinous

The latter, or possibly both as I don't know you, but defiantly not the former on it's own.

Mine is the one with the dual Irish/UK nationality registration in it. I wish :-(

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Reality Winner, liberty loser: NSA leaker faces 63 months in the cooler

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WTF?

WTF

Billie noted that the espionage charge preventing her daughter from discussing details of the matter with a trial jury, a requirement that could make her defense more difficult.

How the hell can you get a fair trial when the jury cant hear your evidence.

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Dob in naughty data slurps to top EU court, privacy groups urge

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Delay

All we have to do is delay this for 9 months and our marvellous security forces will be able to continue monitoring all those subversive Remainers, drug pushing Doctors and Pediatricians. Now, who stole my copy of the Daily Mail.

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Amazon staffers protest giant's 'support of the surveillance state'

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Re: Not really knowing...

Bloody upperty staff, they will be wanting a pay rise next

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Shatner's solar-powered Bitcoin gambit wouldn't power a deflector shield

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I forsee tribble at t'mill.

Well I didn't expect some kind of Romulan Inquisition.

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User spent 20 minutes trying to move mouse cursor, without success

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Coffee/keyboard

eeeww - gross

Just don't tell them to turn the keyboard over and shake it.

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UK digital secretary throws cold water over bid for laws on kids' use of social media

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Why did you get them a smart phone?

I bought a dumb phone last year, no internet, no camera and a > one week battery life.

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Deck the halls with HALs: AI steals the show at Infosec Europe

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Facepalm

I'm sorry Dave

Of all the three letter combinations to use when talking about AI, HAL should be at the bottom of the list.

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ICO smites Bible Society, well fines it £100k...

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Alpha Centuri

No that was a good game, and taught me a lot about philosophy.

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British egg producers saddened by Google salad emoji update

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Unhappy

Re: I don't get it

When is this madness of pandering to every one going to stop?

When we shoot the last Pander?

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Re: Utopia?

Is the world where salad does not include eggs, and officers of law are armed with water pistols a utopia?

Well if we can arm every one with just water pistols it might.

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'Facebook takes data from my phone – but I don't have an account!'

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There are two groups of people that can't use Facebook ...

according to Facebook's T&C's the under 13's and those on a sex offenders register. Is Facebook slurping their data as well?

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Sysadmin hailed as hero for deleting data from the wrong disk drive

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Re: Shirley...

You will find out that that one file you didn't include in the backup is the important one

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Tech support made the news after bomb squad and police showed up to 'defuse' leaky UPS

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Re: You were lucky...

Hay Kiley is that you?

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I got 257 problems, and they're all open source: Report shines light on Wild West of software

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GPL violation

You can't loose your rights under the GPL just because your up stream provider has lost theirs through non compliance.

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Virtue singing – Spotify to pull hateful songs and artists

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He's American

so it will be 'period'.

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Make masses carry their mobes, suggests wig in not-at-all-creepy speech

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Re: Can't lawmakers be sacked for being too dim to be useful?

* as in, "I believe I can make a comfortable living from this with no manual labour and only feel slightly less icky than a person-of-negotiable-affection".

Non of the people of negotiable affection I know are icky, I checked

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Facebook misses Brit MPs' deadline, promises answers on Monday

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Happy

Re: I wonder ...

Could we outsource this to the Russians, in this case they might even do it for free.

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Your software hates you and your devices think you're stupid

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Re: Please don't kill me with downvotes...

I was about to down vote you, but then you mentioned the marketing department's impact on UX design. You have my sympathies.

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Consent, datasets and avoiding a visit from the information commissioner

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but you can't then presume to use it for mailshots trying to sell other stuff

Does this break Amazon's recommendation system, unless they explicitly ask for your consent?

Second thoughts, IIRC you can refuse to have your data used to promote recommendations with out it affecting your ability to buy a book.

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UK age-checking smut overlord won't be able to handle the pressure – critics

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How do you block ...

All the adult oriented live streams on periscope and smiler sites while allowing all the non adult ones?

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TSB's middleware nightmare: Execs grilled on Total Sh*tshow at Bank

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the idea of a national bank can't be a bad one.

We used to have one of those, National Savings, you could use your post office to access it. Now with Post offices shutting faster than bank branches ...

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BOFH: Guys? Guys? We need blockchain... can you install blockchain?

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Re: Published at 08:36

The first mouse gets the tra ... OWWWW!!!

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UK.gov demands urgent answers as TSB IT meltdown continues

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Re: Use of Live Test Data

What - none of them bank with TSB?

Well some of them did, but they closed their accounts last week, allegedly.

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There is no perceived IT generation gap: Young people really are thick

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Happy

Thank you

Now I have the Philosophers Song going through my head.

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Data watchdog fines Brit council £120k for identifying 943 owners of vacant property

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Re: Alternative solution

4.5 remove url of porn site from photo

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 poised to fling 350kg planet-sniffing satellite into Earth orbit

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You missed one

Volcanic lair.

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UK.gov expected to quit controversial harvesting of schoolchildren's nationality data

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they are stuffed with Muslims and similar foreigners.

All the Muslims I know where born in the UK and have jobs, but keep reading the Daily Mail if it makes you feel better.

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people who produce nothing but are a continual drain on resources

The old.

Anyone with a chronic medical condition.

The young.

The unemployed.

University students

Doctors

Nurses

Police

Teachers

Tax collectors

Bin men/women

Ambience drivers

Firemen/Firewomen

Bus drivers

Train drivers

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Happy as Larry: Why Oracle won the Google Java Android case

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Humm

From the judgement,

It is undisputed that Google copied verba-

tim the declaring code of the 37 Java API packages—

11,500 lines of Oracle’s copyrighted code. It also copied

the SSO of the Java API packages. Google then wrote its

own implementing code.

So 11,500 lines of API function definitions, plus the SSO of the Java API packages. What's SSO?

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Summary

Yesterday API's where not copyrightable. Today they are.

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Details of 600,000 foreign visitors to UK go up in smoke thanks to shonky border database

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Happy

Re: What's the problem?

There are about 254 working days between now and Brexit 8 hours a day, gives 2032 hours per 100% fit person to get it working.

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Re: Guardian has more details.

I think we need to open our borders to those who want to work, just don't give them access to our benefits system until they have been here and contributed for 5 years.

I'd go with the employer having to pay for insurance that would cover medical bills on the NHS and any thing else we deem necessary that should normally be paid out of NI contributions, for the first 5 years of an immigrants stay here.

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Privacy activists to UK plod: Wanna slurp folks' phone records? Come back with a warrant

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Re: Section 20

Na that will never happen, the PM is to busy. Pass it down to any cabinet member instead.

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What the @#$%&!? Microsoft bans nudity, swearing in Skype, emails, Office 365 docs

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Re: What that tells us about Skype?

Point of order,

All Glaswegian is swearing.

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Meet the open sorcerers who have vowed to make Facebook history

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Any kind of central "real world identity" system is RIPE for abuse. Period.

I may have misunderstood, but wasn't the ID bit to piggyback of DNS, which is defiantly not a centralised system.

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Zucker for history: What I learnt about Facebook 600 years ago

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Re: Good article

Well it did in Europe. English Protestantism started because Henry VIII wanted to get he leg over Anne Boleyn.

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Prof Stephen Hawking's ashes will be interred alongside Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin

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Lets ...

Put his wheel chair on permanent display on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. The voice computer could be programmed to come up with some of his pithier quotes. GNU Prof Stephen Hawking

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That long-awaited Mark Zuckerberg response: Everything's fine! Mostly fixed! Facebook's great! All good in the hoodie!

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Re: The saddest thing of all...

People are idiots.

And that's the intelligent ones.

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2 + 2 = 4, er, 4.1, no, 4.3... Nvidia's Titan V GPUs spit out 'wrong answers' in scientific simulations

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Happy

Re: 3 <= 2 + 2 <= 5

2+2 = 10

for sufficiently small values of base.

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Here is how Google handles Right To Be Forgotten requests

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Re: "Google also uses the Buganizer tool as a way of managing workflow"

Could be a paralegal. cf PJ and GrokLaw

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Sysadmin held a rack of servers off the ground for 15 mins, crashed ISP when he put them down

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Working in a school, was up a stepladder in an disused store room that held one of the network cabinets

What happened to the sign saying 'beware of the leopard'?

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I couldn't give a Greek clock about your IoT fertility tracker

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Re: two sorts of conference

And the people who get invited to each are

1) You

2) Management.

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Techies building UK web smut age check tools: You'll get a spec next week

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Talking of other ways to get porn.

How does this affect all those live video apps like periscope?

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Crypto crackdown: Google bans ads for unregulated currencies

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being wealthy on paper as long as they don't try to sell them

There is of cause another way to cash out. Get a loan and use the nominal value of the bit coins as collateral. default on the loan and hand over the bitcoins. Problem solved.

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