* Posts by dave 81

151 posts • joined 26 Jun 2009


One click and you're out: UK makes it an offence to view terrorist propaganda even once

dave 81


So that means having a chemistry textbook is now a criminal offence. The increasingly fast march toward totalitarian fascism continues. I am disgusted by every MP. How long now until criticising the government is hate speech?

Um, I'm not that Gary, American man tells Ryanair after being sent other Gary's flight itinerary

dave 81

Re: It'll never happen...

Probably is illegal in the UK. Because a bunch of thick elected idiots in parliament made laws about something they don't have a clue about. And judging by the emails responses to the infeasibility of outlawing privacy (breakable encryption) from my idiot of an MP, the current lot are just as thick, and unwilling to listen to anyone with a clue.

My hoard of obsolete hardware might be useful… one day

dave 81

Re: Just one more thing...

Yea, I have a few, and the T-pieces as well. But no cards that I could use with them anywhere.

If Shadow Home Sec Diane Abbott can be reeled in by phishers, truly no one is safe

dave 81

Re: Eh?

It's worse than that, as all the elected id10t's are utterly ignorant of modern technology.

While everyone coos at the promise of 5G, UK network Three asks if it can tempt you with 4G+

dave 81

Re: Upgrade?

IIRC The problem with Three is they have a shit 3g allocation of the spectrum which does not penetrate very well.

Shift-work: Keyboards heaped in a field push North Yorks council's fly-tipping buttons

dave 81

Re: Just google a few serial numbers

If only Gordon Brown hadn't spent all the money during is 13 year reign, the councils would not be squeezed for funds.

Ad blocking. All fun and games – until it gets political: Union websites banned by uBlock Origin

dave 81

functionalclam.com is still blocked

and just to be sure, added it to my pi hole list.

Google is still chasing the self-driving engineer that jumped ship to Uber

dave 81

Re: Of course...

It is the land of the free after all. /s

UK.gov won't Airwave bye for another 3 years, plans to phase in ESN services

dave 81

At three times the initial cost?

You won't believe this but... everyone hates their cable company: Bombshell study lands

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Vermin Media?

It's still NTL under the VM logo, shit as ever.

dave 81

Re: In the UK one must buy the BBC

Ditto, being forced to pay for that bunch of ***** * ** * ***** really pisses me off.

When's a backdoor not a backdoor? When the Oz government says it isn't

dave 81

Re: Double Plus Good

Ditto, same argument with My MP, even wrote a huge open letter to the bastard. Ignored it completely, and voted for it.

I ended up by helping fund the legal challenges to it. More than I have ever done for any political party.

Rights groups challenge UK cops over refusal to hand over info on IMSI catchers

dave 81

Government Thugs in uniform

Until the police are properly accountable for their actions, then they are nothing more than thugs and bullies in government issued uniforms. Don't believe me, try stand up for your rights (particularly the right to remain silent) next time you have an encounter with them, go on, and enjoy the jail time.

Seagate's Barracuda SSD bares its teeth at PC, laptop upgraders

dave 81

Ditto, Seagate? Never. Burnt way to many times.

Drug cops stopped techie's upgrade to question him for hours. About everything

dave 81

Re: Arresting times past

Photography is not a crime. There is no offence for taking photo or filming in a publicly accessible place. (With exception of Official Secrets Acts but that is always very well signed posted..) The most they can do is ask you to leave. They cannot order you to delete what you have taken, only a judge can. So maybe you nearly got falsely arrested by some bully with a badge, but you were in no way committing a crime.

Labour MP pushing to slip 6-hour limit to kill illegal online content into counter-terror bill

dave 81

Due process is dead

Politician, and especially Liebour Politicians seem to hate the idea of due process.

Priceless: The cost to BT for bothering you with spam? 1.5 UK pence per email

dave 81

Re: What about...

The Virgin stuff bugs the hell out of me. What can be done about it?

British egg producers saddened by Google salad emoji update

dave 81

Re: what about the rest of us.

Me too. Why are we being discriminated against by google? We should totally sue. /s

Privacy group asks UK politicos to pinky swear not to use personal data for electioneering

dave 81

Re: My personal opinion

Ditto, bunch of lying bastards.

Date engraved onto net neutrality tombstone: June 11, 2018

dave 81

Yep, and the twats in power in the UK taking copious notes.

High Court gives UK.gov six months to make the Snooper's Charter lawful

dave 81

Write your damned MP people

I have donated to the Liberty & The Civil Liberties Trust for this, and again now for their further legal action. I have also written my turd of an MP, told him what I am doing, and they he can either rip up the snoopers charter, or face never getting a vote from me again, plus of course I have beem and will continue to bad mouth the undemocratic expletive with what he has failed to do at every appropriate opportunity. So please write your MP, there is a website and everything that makes it easy, and tell them that you have along memory, so come election time, if the snoopers charter is not ash, your vote will not go their way.

Oracle demands dev tear down iOS app that has 'JavaScript' in its name

dave 81

Re: The new Oracle

That is not new, always have been overly litigious.

They're back! 'Feds only' encryption backdoors prepped in US by Dems

dave 81

Not a chance

Just like with the snoopers charter, they will exempt themselves from it.

DNS resolver will check requests against IBM threat database

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> wilfully neglects to perform his duty and/or wilfully misconducts himself to such a degree as to amount to an abuse of the public's trust in the office holder without reasonable excuse or justification"

AH "reasonable", the word the wankers in power use all the fucking time to justify the increasing shitty actions of the police. I fucking hate the law.

dave 81

> I assume it's legal for police in the UK to lie

Technically they are not, "Misconduct in public office", but as the CPS are in bed with the police, they get away with it.

London Mayor calls for social networks and sharing economy to stop harming society

dave 81

Very *Impotent Prick


Crunch time: Maplin in talks to sell the business

dave 81

Re: Sadly true

But they deserve it. At least for the Maplins in Reading. Most unhelpful bunch of tards I had ever come across.

Judges dismisses majority of Cisco's 'insane' IP defence against Arista

dave 81

Re: Sounds like a classic "Big US Corp" Defense.

They will just appeal and get a judge who is clueless. Much like the oracle vs. google lawsuit. 1st judge got it right, the rest didn't.

Rogue IT admin goes off the rails, shuts down Canadian train switches

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> . I'm surprised that the judge or even the forensics folks didn't rip the CIO a new one

I'm not. When I worked IT admin, management (not just from one company) would frequently "let someone go" with out informing us. For the most part we were lucky in that the only damage done was a deleted mailbox (recoverable) and a mouse lead being severed (£3 to replace). And sure, after I would then have a chat, the next few dismissals we were informed just before the meeting, but inevitably it slipped again after a few months, or new managers. Rinse and repeat.

Yorkshire cops have begun using on-the-spot fingerprint scanners

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> I simply cannot understand why anyone is afraid of being ID checked.

What is the point of having right if you don't stand up for them? "If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear" only works if you trust those in power. From the past 20 years of politics, the people in power are the last people to trust in any way what so ever. Corrupt, lying scumbags, and Blue ISIS just keeps them in power. No thank you.

dave 81

Re: Get a hobby

>Or better yet, involves immersing your fingers in pineapple juice for long periods of time...

Tom Scott tried that on his youtube channel. Did not turn out well. 2nd degree burns...

Accused Brit hacker Lauri Love will NOT be extradited to America

dave 81

CPS - never in the public interest.

As usual, the CPS couldn't give a toss about what is actually in the public interest. Corrupt cops, leave em, extraditing citizens abroad, oh yea, totally with that. The CPS should be scrapped in it's entirety as it as proven to be nothing more than the oppression arm of increasingly authoritarian governments.

No Windows 10, no Office 2019, says Microsoft

dave 81

Re: Not a big deal

2003 has more than enough for home users. To this day I still swear at the ribbon and the new flat UI's at work.

User stepped on mouse, complained pedal wasn’t making PC go faster

dave 81

Re: Pressing the foot pedal

> Perhaps he could have made an introductory video, showing himself or a friend using a computer and pointing out the 'important bits' and how they are used.

Nice idea in principle Frank Ly, but in practice, I have tried to train people who could watch someone perform the most simplistic task, (move the mouse and push the button) and be utterly unable to replicate the task without massive amounts of instructions and reassurance. Then once they have finally mastered the task, and need to repeat it the next day to actually open an application, the mouse is yet again scraping across the screen. I kid you not.

Celebgate latest: Fourth dirtbag 'fesses up to pillaging iCloud for stars' X-rated selfies

dave 81

Re: Known as Celebgate?

> Call it what you want. Free country.

Yes, but as a factual organisation, you should really know that generally it's is not known as the sterile "celebgate" name, but as "The Fappening" from slashdot to reddit to the piratebay.

Why did top Home Office civil servant lobby Ofcom for obscure kit ban?

dave 81

Home offce

Tell them to go fuck themselves. Fucking self interested spying cunts.

IBM melts down fixing Meltdown as processes and patches stutter

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They patched Azure, and absolutely stuffed many of our customers installs to the point we have had to wipe and reinstall from scratch.

FBI says it can't unlock 8,000 encrypted devices, demands backdoors for America's 'public safety'

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Tony bLair

Are we forgetting that TB made sure us in the UK cannot have privacy? We have to give up our encryption keys to the authorities if they ask, and we can just about have a lawyer with us if we demand and demand and demand it. It's all very well criticizing the FBI, but the UK is already there. We have no rights, we are merely cogs in the machine to keep those in power in power.

How fast is a piece of string? Boffin shoots ADSL signal down twine

dave 81

>I was expecting mechanical transfer of data with a couple of tin cans to add voice transmission.

Me too, disappointed.

User asked help desk to debug a Post-it Note that survived a reboot

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It finally happened.

After 20 years working in IT, I was at a users desk, investigating a shitrix issue, and he showed me he had rebooted his computer by turning the monitor off and on, and it would still not connect. He was a recent graduate hire.

Car insurers recoil in horror from paying auto autos' speeding fines

dave 81

Write your MP about policy for profit.

bLair started this when he allowed the police to keep money from fines, and now with talk of privatized company's being given the power of arrest, we are not far behind the gangs in uniforms that are ruining the US. Policing should never be done for profit.

NYC cops say they can't reveal figures on cash seized from people – the database is too shoddy

dave 81

Re: Your 'justice' system in the US is corrupt

Don't forget that thanks to Tony bLair saying police can keep money from fines, It's on the same path in the UK. Policing for profit. Another great nuLiebour legacy.

Police deny Notting Hill Carnival face recog tech led to wrongful arrest

dave 81

No accountability

So, get wrongfully arrested, and the police are not held to account? Great democracy we have here.

We're not the 'world leader' in electric cars, Nissan insists

dave 81


The ASA are not fit for purpose. Never have been.

Alphabet takes Euro antitrust fine in stride, spooks investors with rising Google ad costs

dave 81

Re: Google Ads Not Seen By These Eyes

Google has become worse. Frequently when searching for a term, it points me to pages which do not have that term on them anywhere. Utterly maddening. Duckduckgo has become my second option for almost everything except when searching Microsoft related problems, when BING surprisingly gets the good results.

Moneysupermarket fined £80,000 for spamming seven million customers

dave 81

So why do BT still call?

BT have been doing this for years... "Just a service call to check you are happy with your service, say while we are checking up, would you like these extra services?" despite the TPS. Come on ICO, close these fools down.

GSM gateway ban U-turn casts doubt on 7.5-year prosecution in Blighty

dave 81

CPS Honest?

Not judging by the cases I have had to sit on. They lie and lie and lie, and then when proved to be lying by actual evidence, repeat the lie again in their summing up. CPS just give a shit about getting convictions however they can.

Startup remotely 'bricks' grumpy bloke's IoT car garage door – then hits reverse gear

dave 81

Re: 6 points on your license

> But IMHO if you are stationary on public road with the handbrake on you can operate the phone as you see fit.

From personal experience; If the keys are in the ignition, they will ticket you.

Coppers 'persistently' breach data protection laws with police tech

dave 81

Re: Power corrupts

And any so called accountability is laughable.


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