* Posts by Cameron Colley

2226 posts • joined 13 Jun 2007

Sex crime 'lie detector' pilot could prompt wider use

Cameron Colley

Why don't they just read their fucking tea leaves while they're at it?

Since every scientific study I've seen seems to suggest that polygraphs are about as useful as torture for extracting the truth (read "not very").

Why don't the government just hire remote viewers to follow the "peado's" about?

Fucking morons.

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PGP email marketing gaffe creates message storm

Cameron Colley
Coat

I've had worse from BladeRunner

I forgot about this when I posted:

First they left their web-based marketing database exposed to Google long enough for it to be cached for a few weeks (I know this because I google my email address now and again). They never replied to my email when I let them know either.

Then, to add insult to injury, they sent out a bulk email with everyone's name in the To... Field.

Mine's the hoodie with the Kevlar lining.

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Cameron Colley

Organisational flaw?

CC and BCC should not be a choice when sending a group email -- the software should be configured so that mass-email CC is impossible.

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Romanian hacking group downs tools

Cameron Colley

Grrrrr, I hate these hackers!

They make me feel like a stupid person with ADD.

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Samsung B2700 Bound rugged mobile phone

Cameron Colley
Flame

A complete waste of money.

Since the phone is not sold as dust or water resistant if it breaks because of either you have to buy a new phone -- so you may as well buy any other and keep it safe.

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China bans YouTube again

Cameron Colley

@the BigYin

Why ban them when they can make us all criminals by allowing us to watch them?

Communist countries seem to be ruled by idiolistic, brain-dead, hypocrits with a penchant for pointless "moral" quests. The UK, on the other hand, is ruled by a bunch of useless middle-management cunts, and the marketing people, using the police as attack dogs.

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Windows Home Server fixes bugs with Power Pack 2

Cameron Colley

@ soaklord

Have fun with windows. But don't go running to anyone when yhou have problems.

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Pot Noodle boils up instant doner kebab

Cameron Colley

What is this puritan bollocks?

Since when has "healhy" important?

While Pot Noodle may not be quite what it was, it is still a food that can be enjoyed.

Simply slagging off Pot Noodles and kebebs just puts you in the "can't think for myself" camp and is, frankly, frightening.

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Police union leader calls for 'killer games' sales ban

Cameron Colley

Ban the bog!

I'm sure the buy spent at least a few minutes of every day having a dump -- should we ban that too?

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Police ad urges: 'Trust no one'

Cameron Colley

It's sad really.

I used to think of police officers as [mainly] people who wanted to protect our society -- now I just see them as a bunch of jack-booted thugs whose job it is to make someone's Powerpoint presentation look better.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who would hesitate to report anything genuinely suspicious to the police lest I become a suspect myself or ruin an innocent person's life.

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Ad-supported webcam border surveillance hits Texas

Cameron Colley

What happens if someone holds up...

... a photo of an aborted foetus to the camera?

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Emotional arguments do not make Street View illegal

Cameron Colley

@John Curry

I agree, but with a caveat. I think Google should have to perform automatic window-blurring in residential areas -- so that nickable goods and naked people are a lot less likely to be shown.

Personally, I would like to see full-body blurring too, though I'm not _that_ bothered if I'm caught on it.

I am usually very protective about my privacy, however, I don't expect people not to look at me in public and as long as people aren't taking a picture of _me_ specifically then I can't say it bothers me to be caught on camera.

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Mormons demand ICANN plugs net smut hole

Cameron Colley

Bigoted, pathetic loosers.

The only immoral ones here are the people suggesting pornography should be hidden.

As for "safety" how is keeping tits and ass to a different port going to stop virus and trojan propogation?

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BBC botnet 'public interest' defence rubbished by top IT lawyer

Cameron Colley

I've probably missed the boat but I have a more fitting analogy.

This is nothing like breaking into homes, this is more like the beeb payed to sleep with some "trafficed sex workers" then let them go. The beeb did no harm and they raised awareness.

That said, it was still illegal and people have lost their livelyhood for less.

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Sex offender email monitoring plan mothballed

Cameron Colley
Flame

Listen very carefully, fucktards:

YOU CANNOT SEXUALLY ABUSE SOMEONE THROUGH THE INTERNET!

This whole "online predator" thing is complete bollocks -- if your child is young, naive or stupid enough to give out any real, usable, personal information on the internet then you have failed as a parent, simple as that.

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Great Aussie firewall claims first victim

Cameron Colley

Nothing to do with children.

Governments don't care about children -- they care about control. Strangely, though, it seems that the Australian government don't seem to know what to do with that control and let any old fucker decide what gets blocked.

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Man turns finger into storage

Cameron Colley
Thumb Down

Nothing to see here.

He stores a small USB memory stick in something he puts over his finger-stump -- so either he types one-handed or it can be removed, so it's hardly part of his body.

What he needs is a inbuilt WiFi detector with a red LED that flashes faster as the signal becomes stronger -- that would have me reaching for the hatchet.

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Put down your pens: Cartoons next on censor block

Cameron Colley
Black Helicopters

This has nothng to do with "protecting children".

This is about useful legeslative tools to use against a demographic.

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Lights out, Britons told - we're running out of power

Cameron Colley
Flame

@Ash

_WE_ didn't do anything -- I have never voted for this bunch of criminals and nor, as far as I know, have any of my friends and family.

Unfortunately a bunch of easily duped fucktards, who seem to make up the majority of the population, did -- and now we have to suffer along with them.

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Cameron Colley
Flame

Wow! A wrecked economy and no power!

Is Gordon to play the bagpipes while this country [metaphorically] burns?

RE:Time We Put National Interest First

I couldn't agree more -- the ability of the population of this country to keep warm and stay productive should outweigh any European leanings. Still, with our economy the way it is we'll probably be kicked out of the EU for becoming a second-world country.

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Guns N' Roses blogger faces music prison

Cameron Colley

I agree that this will hurt sales...

...once fans hear the album there's no way they will want to pay for the dull, second-rate material.

On the other hand, many bands themselves leak material from forthcoming albums to create hype and rumour -- so it's clear that it's lack of confidence in the "product" that has lead to the record company's reaction.

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NASA pimps Google Mars

Cameron Colley
Alien

How long before...

... AMFM complains that the crater-view cameras are violating his right to privacy?

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Apple lands democracy on fanboi party-goers

Cameron Colley

@Warhelmet

I had a similar idea also. Shame that it's now likely to be patented by Apple so will never see the light of day outside locked-down fashion accessory phones.

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Superfast-charging batteries? Whoa there, MIT

Cameron Colley
Boffin

Boffin?

Strangely, I've always thought the term a little pejorative -- even though the research scientists I've met don't seem to take offence at the term. Perhaps it's like me being proud to be a nerdy geek?

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Robbie Williams, Billy Bragg et al say downloads aren't illegal

Cameron Colley

Why do we need an national education programme?

Surely less than 1% of the population will ever become professional musicians?

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Concerted Linux-netbook effort needed to beat Microsoft

Cameron Colley

@J

I agree. Though I think Asus messed up by putting such a locked-down looking version of Linux on the Eee -- I know it contains all that people should need but it looks cheap and can't help the image of Linux. If they'd have used one of the 'buntus, for example, I think less people would have rushed to install XP.

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Royal Mail disses runaway post van man

Cameron Colley

Couldn't he have warned people?

Surely the less dangerous, but almost as effective effective, way of dealing with this would be to warn people that the van was coming? That said, I'd have probably done the same in the circumstances -- but only because of the fun factor in playing the hero.

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Oz bloke in underpants wrestles 'lunatic ninja' roo

Cameron Colley

Should have kicked it in the balls.

Surely everyone knows that's how you get to kill a roo?

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Boffin unveils facial expression-controlled iPod

Cameron Colley
Happy

Not sure about the interface...

... but I'll take the model over the Asus EeeEEEeEEEEeeeeee girl any day of the week.

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Zhao 'C' - Chinese police computer says no

Cameron Colley
Coat

Perhaps he should change his name to:

Throat-Warbler-Mangrove* or Nippl-e**?

*Pronounced "Luxury Yacht"

**Pronounced <drops lighter on table>

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Cameron Colley

RE: M(a)cl(L)eaod

There's a similar problem with people who don't hyphenate double-barrelled names, and the fact that apostrophes screw up email systems and [often badly written] databases. <insert joke about calling your child a database function here>

When you go over to the continent it gets worse too -- then you have the "van de"s and "Van de"s and "Van De"s and those who put it as part of a surname and those who put it as part of the first name; and the letters with umlauts that appear in some places as the accented letter and others with a trailing "e".

Personally, I'm with the Chinese government on this -- the ID you use should conform to the rules of the systems it's used on -- after all it's only your "official name" that goes on it anyhow.

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Forced retirement due to age can be justified, rules ECJ

Cameron Colley

@Nick

And what, prey tell, do you expect people to live on when they retire? The reason people are worried about savings is often because they need the money for a pension or a rainy day -- that's why they've worked hard to save the money.

I'm not sure which country you live in but you make me doubt it's the UK.

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Firefox went ton up in bugs in 2008

Cameron Colley

What are these bugs though?

All I've read about recently are "bugs" that could make gullible people think they've arrived at their internet banking site when they haven't -- but you've still to get them there.

Other than the latest memory-leak crashing for both Opera and Firefox I don't recall a bug that caution, or NoScript, couldn't prevent.

Is the interweb really so trustworthy nowadays that people just put their details in anywhere when asked -- or am I missing something?

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Epson EH-DM2 projector with built-in DVD player

Cameron Colley

Out of date when you buy it?

Following on from Mr Wiernicki's comment -- "DVD Player" I know there are Blu-Sceptics out there but surely even they wouldn't fork out more than £50 for a DVD player?

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US cops called to McDonalds menu cock-up

Cameron Colley

Tough call...

ON one hand it does seem like abuse of the emergency service number, on the other how else are you supposed to report theft?

@Florence et al: How do you suggest she should have got her money back? Or do you think that McDonalds should be allowed to steal from people?

The police are paid, by the tax payer, to uphold the law -- that includes enforcing laws against confidence tricks.

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Government wastes £4.6m on mobile telly nonsense

Cameron Colley

So, who got the back-hander?

Which government minister or civil servant earned a kick-back for awarding this contract?

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NZ unleashes sonic Manilow weapon

Cameron Colley

RE: Why Manilow?

Apparently he's talentless crap that even kids avoid.

Personally, I'd play them a little Aphex -- that should leave them suitably disturbed...

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Barclays heralds new wave of wallet-waving

Cameron Colley
Joke

@ Tawakalna

Then you, my friend, are a terrorist pedofile*!

*If you're going to mess with an already incorrect word you might as well go the entire pig.

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Snacker discovers Nokia phone in crisp packet

Cameron Colley

@ Destroy All Monsters

It would appear that there was a breach in the clean environment at that point -- so all product from that time should be treated as contaminated. Though unless they publish their standards, with the relevant photographs, I would treat them like any other third-world kitchen.

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Etailer flogs signed Jade Goody biog for £1,000

Cameron Colley

So, who are The Sun giving their profits to?

I'm assuming all their profits will be going to cancer research or the Macmillan trust every time Ms Goody appears in their second-rate loo-roll?

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Child porn suspect ordered to decrypt own hard drive

Cameron Colley

@Jason Togneri

I don't know about other places, but in the UK he would probably be classed as a terrorist for using encryption, and would have to decrypt the drive or be imprisoned without appeal.

Modern governments, it seems, own us.

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Last call for UK liberties

Cameron Colley

@ Mark_T

I fear you may be right.

Heil the virtual panopticon!

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'Vista Capable' plaintiffs seek class action revival

Cameron Colley

While I have no love for Microsoft...

... I hope the paytards loose.

If you're too stupid to understand that Microsoft are a bunch of racketeers then you probably shouldn't be buying a computer.

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Is Twitter actually making money?

Cameron Colley

RE: *used to be useful*

So, how did you pay for it?

It just sounds like Twitter's free lunch is over to me.

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DARPA orders 'Katana' monoblade nano-copter

Cameron Colley
Coat

Strange name...

... for something so small -- wouldn't Tanto be more appropriate?

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Judge issues radioactive 'pr0n downloader' alert

Cameron Colley

OMG! Nooooooooooo!

A _radioactive_ roboplegic wrongcock!

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Spooks told to get used to encrypted VoIP

Cameron Colley
Black Helicopters

Make Jack's Clippers Skip?

Surely, with the bandwidth available today, VOIP stegonography [sp?] could now be used? A VOIP channel with 128kb/s at it's disposal could probably contain 3(poor sounding) streams, after all...

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Teen sacked for 'boring' job Facebook comment

Cameron Colley

Was her employer on her profile?

... because I suppose that could be defamation?

Still, this is one of the many reasons to stay anonymous on "Web 2PointOh" (still trying to recall where I know the name Frank Thomas from).

@Greg Fleming: Administrator, not root...

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Microsoft aims 'non-security' update at gaping security hole

Cameron Colley

Am I the only one...

...who has been caught out by autoplay on a media device?

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Sony shows off wacky fuel cell designs

Cameron Colley

I don't want to like these...

...but I want!

seriously though, the speakers are a no-go since the power consumption seems to be way too high for the size of tank envisaged -- but the scales-like dual charger is awesome -- like some kind of geek candle.

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