* Posts by Evil Scot

69 posts • joined 1 Apr 2011


BT CEO tests positive for coronavirus, goes into self-isolation after meeting fellow bosses from Vodafone UK, Three, O2 plus govt officials

Evil Scot

Re: It's getting the 1% as well

But it does discriminate on disability, guess the PTB don't care about them.

US prez Donald Trump declares America closed to those flying in from Schengen zone over coronavirus woes

Evil Scot

Re: Hmm

I'm sure he does. He was pictured at a fundraiser for a terror organisation in that general location.

Grab a towel and pour yourself a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster because The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is 42

Evil Scot

Re: A code

You would think that only 1:1,000,000 people might get it. But the odds are more likely 9:10.

Artful prankster creates Google Maps traffic jams by walking a cartful of old phones around Berlin

Evil Scot

Re: Can't stop smiling

Which one? Or will I have to find a back way to the cinema?

Very little helps: Tesco flashes ancient Windows desktop on Scan-As-You-Shop device

Evil Scot

Ahh, Sainsbury,

The handset is 4G, EE in a store where EE reception is shoddy. And the card swipe is discriminatory against southpaws.

There is an app for that though.

No Icon at card swipe station.

Clunk, whirr, buzz, whine. Shared office space can be a riot and sounds like one too

Evil Scot

Febreze, wit a vengeance.

Judge snubs IT outsourcers' plea to Alt-F4 tougher H-1B visa rules: Bosses told to fill out the extra paperwork

Evil Scot

Re: awwww, poor H1B companies

Or only interested in the money if the number in the wrong column...

I worked for a company (call it U)

It was based in two sites. I developed software which distilled the knowledge of an individual at one site (Call it K) and was rolled out to site S.

At site K this individual was co opted int sales support. Site S this role was made redundant and the operator of my software was down skilled. Now things get interesting. During a slow down in the market site S stayed tied to a 4 day week. Site K felt the pinch for a bit but soon recovered to a 5 day week.

Who had the best policy U-K or U-S.

In the red corner, Big Red, and in the blue corner... the rest of the tech industry

Evil Scot

Re: Very different times...

"Today expect any successful server-side application be cloned immediately by all the big cloud providers"

Guess who has reverse engineered Amazon's API?

Remember that Sonos speaker you bought a few years back that works perfectly? It's about to be screwed for... reasons

Evil Scot

Re: Maybe the business plan needs some tweaks

But how many returns of incompatible hardware will Currys accept before dropping distribution?

Evil Scot

Heos, Musicast for me now.

Have a connect feeding a 1998 AV receiver and a soundblaster sound card. Cant do that with the New Connect.

Liked that it didn't need a server for music files. Better than its competition at the start.

Sunsetting my hardware leaves me open to other systems.

EU declares it'll Make USB-C Great Again™. You hear that, Apple?

Evil Scot

Re: Can we have a schrodinger's joke icon?

Stay Classy

IBM, Microsoft, a medley of others sing support for Google against Oracle in Supremes' Java API copyright case

Evil Scot

But what about other common internet APIs?

Such as AWS services

Is it a make-up mirror? Is it a tiny frisbee? No, it's the bonkers Cyrcle Phone, with its TWO headphone jacks

Evil Scot

Alexa How popular are round screen devices?

Spot the problem here.

Why can't passport biometrics see through my cunning disguise?

Evil Scot

Re: Security passcodes

My mums Ecliptic owned Assisted living (retirement home) in the UK has this kind of policy.

Name changed to protect the Guilty.

No wonder Bezos wants to move industry into orbit: In space, no one can hear you* scream

Evil Scot

Re: No Sci-Fi needed

That other woman is strict.

Physicists are rather giddy after creating a rare type of laser using laughing gas

Evil Scot

How Bad?

Boffins harnessed the brain power of mice to build AI models that can't be fooled

Evil Scot

Cast a hex on them.

One man's mistake, missing backups and complete reboot: The tale of Europe's Galileo satellites going dark

Evil Scot

Re: Doesn't inspire confidence....

or his Potatoe

Evil Scot

Re: Doesn't inspire confidence....

Sir pTerry to the likes of you.

Here are some deadhead jobs any chatbot could take over right now

Evil Scot
Big Brother

Re: I am calling about your Microsoft!

I ask "Which computer? The tower? The Laptop? What is the MAC address?"

Which gets the response " No, No it is not a Mac it is a Vindows PC"

Icon because 1984 will no longer be like 1984 again.

Evil Scot

Re: Your list

You assume that plumbers have intelligence.

Monday plumber comes to fix loss of cold water in flat (urgent call out).

Wednesday same guy comes to look at shower... Takes Photos of shower. Now waiting for repair.

Margin mugs: A bank paid how much for a 2m Ethernet cable? WTF!

Evil Scot

Re: Not just business

I am sure I spent £30 on an hdmi cable.

At £2.50 /m it was half the price per metre tha a 2m cable off the high street.

How long is a lifetime? If you’re Comcast, it’s until a rival quits a city: ISP 'broke' price promise

Evil Scot

Re: Is It Wise

I guess Comcast just rebooted the contract anew. New contract, new lifetime.

Not so easy to make a quick getaway when it takes 3 hours to juice up your motor, eh Brits?

Evil Scot

Re: That's why we need tidal energy

Tesla, who were the Apple in this debate, are moving towards the USB-C of the EV market now. Much like apple.

Like a grotty data addict desperately jonesing for its next fix, Google just can't stop misbehaving

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Big Brother

An another thing. How do we know the data they hold is correct?

Installed an Android Auto Stereo in my car.


Get in in the morning " Are you driving to work?" "Yes"

Get in in the evening" Are you heading Home?" "Yes"


Get in in the morning " Are you driving to work?" "Yes"

Get in in the evening" Are you heading Home?" "Yes"


Get in in the morning " Are you driving to work?" "Yes"

Get in in the evening" Are you heading Home?" "Yes"


Get in in the morning " Are you driving to work?" "Yes"

Get in in the evening" Are you heading Home?" "Yes"


Get in in the morning " Are you driving to work?" "Yes"

Get in in the evening" Are you going to Stay at the YMCA?" "FFS NO!!!!! I'm visiting Mum (about 10m away)"

Trump attacks and appeals 'fundamentally misconceived' Twitter block decision

Evil Scot

Three Attempts


Don(ald T) Quixote gave up after two failures in scotland.

Electric cars can't cut UK carbon emissions while only the wealthy can afford to own one

Evil Scot

Re: A bit out of date?

If you really want to be smug.

Do you freeze your balls off de-icing the car.

Do you spend the first half of the journey waiting for the car to warm up?

Do you spend the second half of the journey waiting for the driver to warm up?

Don't panic! Don't panic! UK IT job ads plummet as Brexit uncertainty grabs UK tech sector by the short and curlies

Evil Scot

Re: for the pill aficionado

Some of these 25p Pills are only available in small quantities. So you need a prescription to get hold of a reasonable supply.

And then there is the problem with mobility to get hold of the supply. Factor in a taxi ride to the pharmacy and the price of the pills rises tenfold. Each week.

Here are my boots, the pharmacy is half a mile away.

It's heads you win, tails you lose as Microsoft introduces CoinFlip™ for Windows 10

Evil Scot

If it lands on its side windows defaults to its original browser...

US court nixes Google's $5.5m court payoff over Safari Workaround – no one affected saw cash

Evil Scot
Black Helicopters

Re: Who gets the money?

Depends where the offence occurred.

Here in the UK it is a criminal offence.

It's official: Deploying Facebook's 'Like' button on your website makes you a joint data slurper

Evil Scot

Re: I was harvested like that.

All my browsers are "Do Not Track". (Computer Misuse Act?)

After blocking every advertiser, I found out how to reset my "interests" in Facebook.

Really should go to Dreams and inform them how Facebook attempted to Monitise the theft of their business.

Evil Scot
Paris Hilton

I was harvested like that.

That little cold snap last year caused a delivery from Dreams to be cancelled.

Had to re-book online.

FaceSpam spent the next 6 months advertising mattresses to me.

OK, Google. We've got just the gesture for you: Hand-tracking Project Soli coming to Pixel 4

Evil Scot
Paris Hilton

People who liked this also liked...

Dear hackers: If you try to pwn a website for phishing, make sure it's not the personal domain of a senior Akamai security researcher

Evil Scot

Re: Cash Dollar?

Not English!

Ya Skunner.

Could an AI android live forever? What, like your other IT devices?

Evil Scot

Or possibly

Steam roller.

Nope, we're stuffed, shrieks Apple channel as iPhone shipments enter a double-digit spiral

Evil Scot

Re: Have you seen how much a Ferrari costs?

I need to upgrade now !!!!!

The 1.6L CRDTi is a bit slow... But then again it still lasts a week on a £35 top up.

When it comes to DNS over HTTPS, it's privacy in excess, frets UK child exploitation watchdog

Evil Scot

Will somebody think of the ISP's bank balance.

About 5 years ago I ported a Virgin Media Telephone number to Gradwell. The purpose of this was to enable the owner of said number to maintain the ability to receive calls to that number whilst living outside of the area code. Could my ATA see Gradwell's Sip services? Not if it used Virgin Media DNS.

That is why I take responsibility for my Internet Services.

We listened to more than 3 hours of US Congress testimony on facial recognition so you didn't have to go through it

Evil Scot

Re: " It’s simply absurd for elected politicians to be wanted criminals."

"The Last Continent" in some markets.

See also Sorcerer's stone and Midnight Riot.

Oh 4G, I'm speechless: EE network outage smacks rare breed of customer that talks into their mobile phone

Evil Scot
Paris Hilton

Re: Virgin DNS was down

Only this morning. Its up and down like a seamstresses draws. A-hem, A-hem.

Load of old Bull: French integrator Atos trots out first edge server box

Evil Scot

Re: Anyone dealing with ATOS ...

I basically read the headline as French Interrogator.

Do Not Track is back in the US Senate. And this time it means business. As in, fining businesses that stalk you online

Evil Scot

Basically Google, Facebook are breaking the law in the UK, Germany

Placing code onto a computer for the purpose of gaining access to the machine at a later date.

Securing access to a computer system without the permission of the owner.

Can we lock up the directors for five years.

Sky customers moan: Our broadband hubs are bricking it

Evil Scot

Re: It's been years since . . . .

Why would a Media company such as Sky demand that you use their own DNS?

Why did My Telco, the little rodents, poison the DNS entry for my ITSP?

We know you all want to shove AI where the sun doesn't shine. And that's exactly where it's going – detecting prostate cancer

Evil Scot

Re: Rectum?

Ball to that.

Centrica: Server fault on Wednesday caused Hive to crash on the Tuesday. Yes, yes, that's what we said

Evil Scot

Re: Caused the previous days problem

Leaving me as one with the wind and snow.

What today links Gmail, Google Drive, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram – apart from being run by monopolistic personal data harvesters?

Evil Scot

That will be Facebook's customers.

Who they will sell ad space to his opposition.

Buffer overflow flaw in British Airways in-flight entertainment systems will affect other airlines, but why try it in the air?

Evil Scot

Re: Entertainment system pen testing

And then use a public APN as a IP backhaul.


Civil liberties groups take another swing at Brit snooping regime in Euro human rights court

Evil Scot

Re: Well ...

Nah... Web browser flags it as fake news.

FTC gets back to work: Now, where were we? Break up Facebook and fine it $2bn, you say?

Evil Scot
Big Brother

Re: He Speaks!

"Underlying a lot of the criticisms of Facebook's business model is the assumption that advertising is inherently exploitative.

...I don't share that view. There is such a thing as responsible advertising."

There is such a thing as CONSENT!!!!

Did I ask for my details to be used for Political marketing. NO. Neither Britain whatever or Facebook have permission for that.

Did I ask Phillips to sell me medical equipment that I get on the NHS. No. I was looking online for a mask and hose sanitiser but at £200 not on your life.

Did I tell face book not to use cookies et al track me. Yes.

Ding dong merrily on high. In Berkeley, the bots are singeing: Self-driving college cooler droid goes up in flames

Evil Scot

Re: R2-D2 it is not!

Woyld you like a waffle?

Can your rival fix it as fast? turns out to be ten-million-dollar question for plucky support guy

Evil Scot

Re: Interrupt service routines.


Black fedora.

...Which might make the linux bods happy too.



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