* Posts by John G Imrie

1557 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009

Nuh-uh, Google, you WILL hand over emails stored on foreign servers, says US judge

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Us Judge declairs entire Internet is subject to Islamic Law

If it can be seen in the US it's under US law.

So conversely if it can be seen in Saudi Arabia its under Saudi law.

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If the EU law applied to American data temporarily held in Europe

But EU Law holds for American goods and American citizens temporarily in Europe

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Trump's lips sealed on surveillance, complains EU privacy chief

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Joke

He hasn't called

Well I'm not calling him, the bastard.

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BOFH: Defenestration, a solution to Solutions To Problems We Don't Have

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Re: James

Either he is about to go native with the BOFH and the PFY or he is about to end up as a cushion between the Boss and some scaffolding carelessly left below the Boss's window. Place your bets as to which.

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Twitter sues US govt to protect 'Department of Immigration employee' who doesn't like Trump

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He who controls the present controls the past, he who controls the past controls the future:- George Orwell, 1984

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Ex-IBMer sues Google for $10bn – after his web ad for 'divine honey cancer cure' was pulled

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Can I sue this guy...

For making me have to like Google today?

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Aviation regulator flies in face of UK.gov ban, says electronics should be stowed in cabin. Duh

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It's all verry simple

Devices go in the hold. Batteries have to be removed and kept with you in the cabin.

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It's not just Elon building bridges to the brain: The Internet of Things is coming to a head

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Why am I thinking ...

Zone Implants from Stephen R. Donaldson's Gap series.

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Forget robot overlords, humankind will get finished off by IoT

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Da diddly qua qua

Thanks for the memory, now I cant get the picture of Adam being hanged out of my head.

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BDSM sex rocks Drupal world: Top dev banished for sci-fi hanky-panky

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WTF?

then presidential sex with prostitutes is definitely on the table

He had sex on a table?

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Murder in space: NASA orders astronauts to KILL cripples – then fire bodies back to Earth

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Boffin

I'm not sure what they're simulating here either.

They are simulating what happens to a broken leg healing in space. So they know what to expect when an astronaut breaks their leg on a trip to Mars.

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Norfolk County Council sent filing cabinet filled with kids' info to a second-hand shop

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Re: Recoup the cost

He didn't say it wouldn't get leaked to the local paper, or featured in the next edition of Private Eye ether. :-)

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Effort to fire Euro Patent Office president beaten back – again

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Re: Why not work around the issue

Patent Office of Europe

Ha, Splitters!

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GCHQ dismisses Trump wiretap rumours as tosh

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Never believe anything until it's been officially denied:- Jim Hacker, Yes minister.

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Re: They didn't deny it though, did they?

Why has this been down voted so hard. The press release calls the allegations ridiculous and says they should be ignored. It doesn't say they are false.

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BOFH: Don't back up in anger

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Re: New technical terms.

Although this does inconvenience the user a little by requiring them to sit perfectly still with a hard drive vibrating away on their head, it's worth while if it means they get their data back surely?

The problem with that is if they do move you get the smell of burning hair as the lazer hits their scalp.

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Re: New technical terms.

double ROT-13 only works with ascii for full Unicode compliance you need double ROT-557056

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Face down in a Shoreditch gutter: Attack of the kickstarting hipster

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Re: Restart buttons?

I don't need technology to forget peoples birthdays I can do that on my own.

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Judge issues search warrant for anyone who Googled a victim's name

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Re: but what if..

What do you mean loads, I thought you where all the same person :-)

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Dormant Linux kernel vulnerability finally slayed

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Re: Who needs an HDLC serial driver?

Maybe it would be better to have a choice of kernels in your distro, from "average PC" to "kitchen sink included".

Actually that's why we have different distros from Red Hat and Ubuntoo include everything to Gentoo and Linux from scratch, include only what you want and compile it for your system.

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UK's National Cyber Security Centre bungles simple Twitter Rickroll

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Re: Pot meet kettle

They called the company

; DROP TABLE "COMPANIES";-- LTD

For a really good time it should have been

'); DROP TABLE "COMPANIES";-- LTD

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Algorithms no excuse for cartel behaviour, says European commish

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Re: AI?

Hay look at the stone ground kernels on that slice!!!

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Tech titan pals back up Google after 'foreign server data' FBI warrant ruling

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Re: "extraterritoriality"

Could we get the US Judge arrested for GBH against the English language?

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UK to block Kodi pirates in real-time: Saturday kick-off

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Re: Defendants

I don't know what you call the defendants but the case is usually called a test case

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Road accident nuisance callers fined £270,000 for being absolute sh*tbags

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Was about to say the same thing

These fines should be based on number of calls / texts / emails sent with no upper limit. Also it should be the company that has to prove that any of the above was legally sent. If you don't have the records how can you know you weren't breaking the law.

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Next Generation Security: No, Dorothy, there is no magic wand

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Re: There is a magic wand...

*Plugs in his own keyboard* OK.

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Watt the f... Dim smart meters caught simply making up readings

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Re: Errrmmm....

People have gone to Jail over numbers, see the Post Office Horizon Scandle

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Come in King Battistelli, your time at the Euro Patent Office is up

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Re: It ain't over till the fat lady sings

This has given me almost as much fun as SCO v's the World. Though I hope Battistelli does not last as long.

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Mars orbiter FLOORS IT to avoid hitting MOON

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Re: Pfft--way to go, NASA.

There is a difference between landing and crashing.

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User rats out IT team for playing games at work, gets them all fired

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You can't just fire people like that.

You can in the Land of the Free to go and find a new job.

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Europe's data protection rules set a high bar for consent – and UK ICO welcomes your thoughts

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Re: Virtual nostalgia

Could we do that for the brexit vote as well.

Note to both sides army of comutards slavering at the prospect of down voting this post into the seventh circle of Hell, did any one get sufficient information to make an informed choice.

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Congratulations IBM for 'inventing' out-of-office email. You win Stupid Patent of the Month

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I've dug up RFC 3834

Published in 2004, which mentions Out of Office responses.

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Elon Musk promises Tesla investors Trump won't send him to Mars

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Re: At Tesla forever?

I thought he was launching a new company to investigate clinical immortality.

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Hacking group RTM able to divert bulk financial transfers with malware

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Re: TEXT files!!

Text files would be ok (ish) if there was an MD5 or smiler digest of the file sent on a separate channel. But encrypting the files at rest would have been better.

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EU privacy gurus peer at Windows 10, still don't like what they see

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Where is the turn everything off button?

There is no off button, everything now just goes into standby mode.

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NZ firm tucks into $27m on the back of VR 'hologram' promise

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Re: Dance with Beyonce

The Doctor Dances?

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UK Snoopers' Charter gagging order drafted for London Internet Exchange directors

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Re: Make your MP pay.

But the lackey has to read the end of the letter to find your name so flood the office and with any luck he'll miss the letter giving him his peerage.

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Re: Cheers Tory voters - United kingdom = worst kingdom

You need a passport to rent a property as well.

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Identity disorder: Does UK govt need Verify more than we do?

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Re: Yay

They aren't using Facebook, they are using Google instead.

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Oracle refuses to let Java copyright battle die – another appeal filed in war against Google

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Come back PJ

We miss you.

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Brought to you by UK.gov: 'Most ambitious programme of change of any government anywhere in the world'

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the most ambitious programme of change of any government anywhere in the world

We are so fucked

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XSS marks the spot: Steam vuln dangles potential phishing line

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when are people gonna priorities Security over time to market?

When the cost of not fixing the security hole rises above the cost of fixing it.

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Visit another users profile page

Thank $DEITY I'm an antisocial bugger.

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The best of Reg readers' David Hockney-style logo redesigns

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Re: V for Vulture

I'll see your one empty can of Monster Energy Ultra, slightly dented, and raise a raisin.

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Parents have no idea when kidz txt m8s 'KMS' or '99'

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Re: Too bad...

Well I looked up 99 on Google and all I got was an ice cream

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Trump's cartoon comedy approach to running a country: 'One in, two out' rule for regulations

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Re: Sweepstake time ...

Actually they did that and Trump replied

'Take a look at this spreadsheet I had prepared', which shows how fast the value of the twelve's investments would fail if Trump was assassinated, 'You where saying?'

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Has President Trump’s executive order on 'Public Safety' killed off Privacy Shield?

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It's country specific

but goes on to exclude minorities from the ban. So as it's directed at Muslim majority countries, guess who's actually affected.

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To Hull with the crap town naysayers: UK Culture City's got some amazing... telecoms

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Re: Graduate of CS @ Hull Uni Here

You missed The Adelphi http://www.theadelphi.com/ now that's a good night out.

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Annoyingly precocious teen who ruined Trek is now an asteroid

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So remind me again exactly how a 13 year old kid gets to be helmsmen of the flagship

Who's his mum sleeping with?

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That assumes intelligent life here in the first place. . .

Well there is the Dolphins, and the mice of cause, don't forget the mice.

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