* Posts by John G Imrie

1857 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009

Oz government rushes its anti-crypto legislation into parliament

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Antarctica?

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UK.gov isn't ready for no-deal Brexit – and 'secrecy' means businesses won't be either

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Re: Chaos and more chaos

Well the latest I heard was that 80% of the negotiations where done. So , as every teckie knows, we must be 20% into the time needed to complete all the negotiations.

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For us that means paychecks!

Just make sure you are payed in Euros

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Guess who just bought Maplin? Dragons' Den celebrity biz guy Peter Jones

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Re: More Powa!

As a school kid I used to roll balls of mercury up and down my desk. It hasn't had any effect on me, oh look here comes Mr Rabbit, wibble wibble wibble

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What kind of hen lays those?

They are Haggis eggs.

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Redis does a Python, crushes 'offensive' master, slave code terms

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Terminator

You can't offend an effing hard disk drive!

I think you aught to know I'm feeling really depressed.

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Re: No masters!

What about consenting Sub/Dom roles?

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We're doomed: Defra's having a cow over its Brexit IT preparations

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people had better work out which side they are on before its too late

I'm on the winning side.

Viva l'EU

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Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms

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I've really had enough with humanity.

You and me both. I'll be glad when this observation cycle is over and I can go back home to Barnard's Star.

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Dear America: Want secure elections? Stick to pen and paper for ballots, experts urge

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Re: Bring back the arena

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… Dyin’ time’s here.

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AI biz borks US election spending data by using underpaid Amazon Mechanical Turks

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Why not just fill in a Web form or equivalent directly?

Not everyone has Internet or even electricity. See for example the Amish. You can't disenfranchise them just because they can't fill in a web form.

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Fire chief says Verizon throttled department's data in the middle of massive Cali wildfires

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What's more important jake? Human life or contracts?

Contracts,

yours the management.

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Texas ISP slams music biz for trying to turn it into a 'copyright cop'

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illegal

I noticed that the complaint used the word theft, I'm waiting for some smart lawyer to ask the copyright holder how making a copy of a song permanently deprived them of that song.

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Infringing files

I'm actually considering setting up a group of torrents named after this weeks top 40, is there still such a thing?, selling records containing a sound track of me reading a poem I wrote and wait for the illegal requests to block me come into my ISP.

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They might as well assume that all Internet users are infringing copyright.

You mean they don't?

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Prenda lawyer pleads guilty to moneyshot honeypot scheme

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LLP

I wonder how much of that money washed it's way around the London financial markets via shell Limited Liability Partnerships.

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Home Office seeks Brexit tech boss – but doesn't splash the cash

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Pay

So when they said £100k they meant for that one month. This is starting to look reasonable.

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Is there actually one thing that is up and running for the departure?

The escape pods for the MP's?

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So let me see if I've got this right

With just over 7 months to go until B-Day the Home office has started looking for a new manager, a process that is likely to take two months minimum, leaving a couple of months to get up to speed with what the rest of the department is doing, another month to recruit sufficient support staff and two, yes two months to write the report saying we are up shit creak and not only don't we have a paddle, someone has nicked the boat as well.

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Criminal justice software code could send you to jail and there’s nothing you can do about it

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Big Brother

Computer says ...

if (suspect.race eq 'white') {

guilt -= 1;

}

else {

guilt += 1;

}

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Space, the final Trump-tier: America to beam up $8bn for Space Force

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Republican Space Rangers

Why do I keep thinking of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZuZShxJq8M

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Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)

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What to do with the fine

Considering the possible backlash, and the cost of the litigation if I was the artist involved I'd be donating the fine back to the school as a thanks for being involved in establishing my rights.

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Greybeard greebos do runner from care home to attend world's largest heavy metal fest Wacken

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Long track

Paradise by the Dashboard Light

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Politicians fume after Amazon's face-recog AI fingers dozens of them as suspected crooks

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What happens to the crook when.

a computer spots you and wrongly thinks you're an arrested crook breaking their conditions of bail

The crook was keeping to their bail conditions and becoming a productive member of society and now because you walked past the store they robbed last year they are back in jail.

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Oh boy: MPs prepare to probe UK.gov's digital prowess and tech savvy

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Re: House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

I'd go with compulsory voting as long as there was a non of the above box on the ballot paper and if that option won in a constituency there had to be a by-election with non of the candidates who stood in the general election allowed to stand. If that has non of the above winning then repeat, blocking the candidates who stood in the by-election as well. Repeat until someone beets the non of the above vote.

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Sysadmin sank IBM mainframe by going one VM too deep

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Re: hashland

Nothing wrong with hashland, it's where I get some of my best ... er ideas from

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Ah, British summer. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the internet is on the fritz

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Re: Big red ball?

If you are looking at it through the smoke around Manchester it might look red

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Fork it! Google fined €4.34bn over Android, has 90 days to behave

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You can't fork Android

You can fork a small part of it but most of Android is the Google Play Services which is a large closed source binary blob

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Capita strikes again: Bug in UK-wide school info management system risks huge data breach

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It's worse than that

Some of these parents get divorced or even re married and change their names. And names aren't even unique, just how many children and wives does John Smith have?

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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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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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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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