* Posts by wolfetone

3189 posts • joined 6 Aug 2011

Error Canada: Airline tells customers to reset mobile app after attack

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Re: Never joke about poutine

"People react to it a bit like they react to Marmite."

I have to admit I had it in Toronto and I didn't think it was anything special. I mean, chips gravy and cheese? That's the diet of someone from the North of England.

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Blame Air Canada

Time's have changed

Their IT is getting worse

They won't obey their standards

They just want a cheaper app

Should we blame the government?

Or blame society?

Or should we blame customers wanting cheaper fares?

No, blame Air Canada, blame Air Canada

With all their beady little eyes

And flappin' heads so full of lies

Blame Canada, blame Air Canada

We need to form a full assault

It's Air Canada's fault

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Space station springs a leak while astronauts are asleep (but don't panic)

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Re: Small leak???

"Must be that GREAT soviet build quality we've heard all about."

Yeah you're right really. I mean the Soyuz is around 60 years old in design and is the safest and most reliable spacecraft ever built by man. It's quite obviously lacking in the build quality department.

Pity that the space shuttle isn't around to show how 'murican quality wins the day eh?

Prick.

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No need to code your webpage yourself, says Microsoft – draw it and our AI will do the rest

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Long is the time I have been working in web development, and with every year that passes I become more and more isolated from the wider community. Why? I don't use a Mac, I don't grow a beard, I don't buy in to every single brand new framework that's the next big bollocks that's going to make my life easier. I get on with the task at hand, building a website to the clients needs and to deliver the best possible site I can build.

The irony though is that, from my experience, a lot of web designers etc have bought in to AI and home automation. Most of the ones I have encountered have an Alexa or Google thing where they order their Huel, have their iWatches hooked up to their phones ordering Ubers and Deliveroo. Automation, to them, has long been brilliant and a "life saver". Now though that very automation, that very AI they have bought in to and helped make popular, is now starting to take away from their jobs. The very thing they have helped do to high street stores and taxi drivers is happening to them and they don't like it.

Karma's a bitch.

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Footie fans calling for a red card over West Ham United CC email blunder

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Shat it you shlag!

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Russian volcanoes fingered for Earth's largest mass extinction

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McCarthyism has stretched to volcanoes now?!

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ZX Spectrum reboot scandal: Directors quit, new sack effort started

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Re: Its traditional for sinclair...

"Seriously? An IQ of 159 (as if that means something) and marries a former stripper 39 years younger than himself? Makes me wonder how he manages to put his trousers on the right way around."

I don't think he has any need for trousers if he's married to a stripper 40 years younger than he is.

Lucky beggar.

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Re: Indiegogo ?

Indiegullablegobshites?

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Do I hear two million dollars? Apple-1 fossil goes on the block, cassettes included

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I'll give you £10 for it.

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Tax the tech giants and ISPs until the bits squeak – Corbyn

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Re: Boo Hoo

Having not been available yesterday to read the definition referenced above, I found this definition which seems to be copied by other sources. So I would say this is as near to the real definition as can be got from the internet -https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/working-definition-antisemitism

“Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

However, and this is where the furore over Labour not adopting this definition outright comes from, is that this very definition has been used to prevent critique of Israel and it's treatment of Palestine and Palestinians. This has happened several times and has been upheld as well.

The very fact a country can hide it's actions under this definition is abhorrent and shouldn't be allowed. To be quite honest, the fact the definition applies to a country is absurd anyway.

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Re: Roj blake

Ah, here we go.

The "International Definition of Antisemitism" makes speaking out against the state of Israel an anti-semitic act. Labour won't sign up to it because of that, and quite frankly no one should sign up to it because of that.

The research is based on this rule and the use of the "Livingstone formula". That would mean right now, me saying this sentence: "The state of Israel's treatment of Palestine is abhorrent and cruel" would make me anti-semitic. That goes against the general held belief - a belief I was taught at school - that to victimise someone of the Jewish faith, to persecute them etc, is anti-semitic. Furthermore, a statement such as this by Jenny Tonge: "The pro-Israeli Lobby has got its grips on the Western World, its financial grips. I think they’ve probably got a certain grip on our party" comes under the Livingstone Formula as an identification of anti-semitism. Again, referring back to the IDA, to accuse a state of something, anything, is to be anti-semitic.

Take what you've read above and think now to Israel bombing Iranian targets in Syria. They shouldn't have, and the evidence Israel used to defend themselves was sketchy at best. To call them wrong or to say they shouldn't have done it, under the IDA, makes that an anti-semitic statement.

Ireland recently are bringing in a 'Boycott Israel' law, which boycotts goods and services produced by Israel on disputed land Israel occupy - which has been noticed by the UN. Ireland were called anti-semitic for this. The move itself, under the IDA, makes it an anti-semitic move.

You can see how utterly crazy that definition is, and furthermore using a relatively sketchy "formula" to find these types of statements as said above to label anyone anti-semitic is an absolute joke. It's abhorrent quite frankly and a massive abuse of a term that hijacks true real hate crimes against the Jewish religion.

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Re: Wolfetone

If you seriously have to come back at me with a Wikipedia article to validate your point then you're in denial, I'm asking for the evidence before taking a side. I'm not a Corbyn fan, I'm a fan of kids not being blown up in the name of some prick's idea that he has a God given right to land he has no right to - and then blame everyone for being anti-semitic because they call him out on it.

Furthermore, there are plenty of Jewish Labour groups who are backing Corbyn over this. But I suppose Jewish people can be either in denial or anti-semitic too.

Your move.

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Re: Wolfetone

"Are we expected to ignore all the antisemitism from just the last 2 years because 1 of the events isn't exactly as described in the media? The problem is no one Jewish could trust Comrade Corbyn anymore and every week we get more antisemitism tied to him."

Please, for the love of God, point out these cases of anti semitism. While you're at it, will you also present the anti-Irish attitudes every Prime Minister and MP has had, as well as their anti-black propaganda bullshit, and their islamaphobia.

Thanks.

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Re: Boo Hoo

"Boo Hoo! The press keep pointing out how all my friends are terrorists, terrorist sympathisers and antisemites."

Slight issue with what you've raised here, it's been proven numerous times that those photographs etc weren't of what the press said they were, and the anti-semitic he shared a platform with was a Jewish holocaust survivor that compared the treatment of Palestine by Israel to that of Nazi against the Jews.

Carry on with your bullshit, but at least be factually correct with your bullshit.

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Super-mugs: Hackers claim to have snatched 20k customer records from Brit biz Superdrug

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Re: Financial details?

"...tampons to men, and beard-trimmers to women."

You can tell all of that just from a date of birth?!

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Re: Financial details?

Fairly sure, as part of PCI-DSS, retailers aren't allowed to hold the payment details of their customers. So, in some ways, Superdrug should be commended for actually sticking to the PCI-DSS compliance and not just ticking a box.

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Use Debian? Want Intel's latest CPU patch? Small print sparks big problem

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Re: Take it

"Sounds like you're the one bending over. Most people don't care because we have actual things to worry about based outside in the real world."

Most people don't care because:

a) They're thick, or

b) They're ignorant

Neither of which is a better way to be than being concerned about what you agree to. But if you don't mind reading stuff before agreeing to it, thanks for gifting me your house. I'll be ensure to enjoy it, along with your wife. You didn't read the contract, but you agreed to it. Sorry bud x

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"This isn't that, though. This is Debian simply deciding that the license Intel is requiring is too onerous, and they don't agree to it. That's hardly bickering, that's rejecting a bad deal."

You're expecting a Mac/Windows fan boi to be clever enough to read the EULA though, when all they've ever done with them is click 'Accept'.

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Brit Railcard buyers face lengthy, unexplained delays. Sound familiar?

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Why couldn't you just buy an old junker of a car with a few months MOT and drive there? The trip would be free in a way if you sold the car off for scrap.

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Connected car data handover headache: There's no quick fix... and it's NOT just Land Rovers

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Re: Do you own your car?

I think Vauxhall were criticised heavily in the wake of the Zafira recall that they hadn't notified all of the owners of the cars affected. Eventually they did or are nearly there, and that's before we even get to Vauxhall actually fixing the cars.

If my memory is correct, in times of a recall the manufacturer will ask the DVLA for the details of the registered keepers of the cars needed, and in turn they'll be sent letters notifying the customer of the issue and what to do. Honda did this to me when the CR-V needed a recall on the drivers side window switch.

It's not at all unreasonable, or complicated, to notify the manufacturer of a change of keeper at least via the DVLA, especially as everything is becoming increasingly electronic. The data is there, a mechanism already sort of exists one way that could be facilitated to work in this context.

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That's the way the cookies crumble: Consent banners up 16% since GDPR

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It really has become a pain in the arse to do anything on these sites that demand you accept. And when you say no, I've had one site direct me to their privacy policy. Just don't track me, alright? Not much to ask for is it?

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So phar, so FUD: PHP flaw puts WordPress sites at risk of hacks

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Water continues to be wet then I guess.

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Distro inferno: Debian's still rocking at 25

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RIP to Ian, for what Debian has become wouldn't have been possible without him.

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CADs and boffins get some ThinkPad love

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Bring back the old style keyboard, not that chiclet crap, then you can have my money Lenovo. Until then I'll have to keep my T500 going.

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Dropbox plans to drop encrypted Linux filesystems in November

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Why would Dropbox want to do that?

It would make it harder for the CIA/NSA to spy on Linux users who choose to encrypt their machines...

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Prank 'Give me a raise!' email nearly lands sysadmin with dismissal

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I kept looking for it on Friday and didn't see it. I now realise that usually "ON-CALL" is included as part of the headline, which is what I was looking for.

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I can't wait for the "Who? Me" article in a few weeks to explain why On Call wasn't published last Friday...

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ZX Spectrum Vega+ blows a FUSE: It runs open-source emulator

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Re: Pillage of the Open Source projects

A few years ago when Sir Alan of Sugar's Amsturd released version 3 of their eM@iler phone it used a version of Linux that was under the GPL, and they refused point blank to agree to the GPL.

Ironic really, in a way.

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In fairness you should've given it at least 4.5, or 5.

Your unit has a working MicroSD slot. A lot of the ones released don't.

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ZX Spectrum reboot latest: Some Vega+s arrive, Sky pulls plug, Clive drops ball

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Re: Someone must be happy

I think a lot of the money may have gone in to sex robots.

So in a way, the Vega+ backers have contributed to sex workers in a way. But everyone got fucked in the end, so does it matter?

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Irish Supremes make shock decision to hear Facebook's appeal in Schrems II

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I didn't know Facebook was a fan of brown envelopes? Who knew.

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UK cyber security boffins dispense Ubuntu 18.04 wisdom

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Re: Good idea.

On Debian systems you can use sudo or su. Personally, on my Debian 8 box, I use su.

On Debian-based Ubuntu and it's derivatives, you're quite right. You use sudo instead of su.

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Dixons Carphone: Yeah, so, about that hack we said hit 1.2m records? Multiply that by 8.3

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Why stop with the CEO's? Sack the board too.

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You want to know which is the best smartphone this season? Tbh, it's tricky to tell 'em apart

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It's easy to forget that privacy and liberty isn't a God given right and that the moment we accept these intrusions in to our personal life with the mantra "If you've got nothing to hide you have nothing to fear" we barrel roll down the hill to something like 1984. But without Room 101.

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Facebook's React Native web tech not loved by native mobile devs

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I hope not, I've only just jumped on the JQuery 2.x bandwagon.

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I predict a riot: Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit

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"Tit for tat. Ireland says no flying over Ireland.

UK says no data down the data pipes."

It's easier to get a data pipe from the EU to Ireland than it is for Theresa May to come up with a good Brexit plan.

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How much do you think Cisco's paying erstwhile Brit PM David Cameron?

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I thought he had his trotters up in Nice? The twat.

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Boss helped sysadmin take down horrible client with swift kick to the nether regions

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Admit it

You're leaving because you've ran out of ways to say "It's Friday welcome to On Call".

Good luck in the future, thanks for the section and the fish.

And welcome Rebecca!

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Fukushima reactors lend exotic nuclear finish to California's wines

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Re: Worse than anti-freeze!

"DHMO is especially pernicious in Ice Wine. The phase changes dramatically."

Even in the Canadian Ice Wines?

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Somewhere in Austria, winemakers are wondering how the American's can get away with putting radiation in their wine but they put anti-freeze in their bottles and everyone lost their minds.

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By Jove! Astroboffins spot 12 new spanking moons around Jupiter

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I bet they've counted one of them twice.

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

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Re: Kit check

I was rather hoping we'd go to the Windchester instead?

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You wanna be an alpha... tester of The Register's redesign? Step this way

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My Comments

Not sure what the craic is with the article boxes, some are equally spaced across 4 boxes, then the row underneath have been shrank down so you could fit, maybe, 5 under neath?

Like the idea of the most read section being bigger. Although I think the articles are a bit lost further down the page.

If you're going for this card format of articles, it'd be better to have them differentiated better. So like I said with the Most Read section, I know where it starts but does it continue to the bottom of the page?

Finally, it needs more cowbell.

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Apple gives MacBook Pro keyboard rubber pants

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Re: Maybe so

To me it's fairly standard to upgrade the hard drive and RAM on a laptop after a number of years to prolong the life of the laptop.

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Scam alert: No, hackers don't have webcam vids of you enjoying p0rno. Don't give them any $$s

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I've received these emails too, and I've always ignored them.

Why? Well the laptop I use for my porn has no webcam on it.

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Fix this faxing hell! NHS told to stop hanging onto archaic tech

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Fund the NHS properly before dictating what and how they choose to communicate with for fuck sake.

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Tech support chap given no training or briefing before jobs, which is why he was arrested

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"Computers were real computers."

Look at me typing on an imaginary laptop. La de dah de dah.

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Do you really want your kids' future in the hands of Capita? Well, too bad

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Can the parents opt out of this under the GDPR thing?

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Happy 10th birthday, Evernote: You have survived Google and Microsoft. For your next challenge...

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Re: Evernote Lament

OK, I'm guessing I came to it a bit later than you did.

All fair reasons really, although I thought NixNote was on the Debian repo. I can't reliably confirm that off hand though.

As an aside, I know one guy who basically did that Chrome App trickery with Evernote and made it a web app on his machine. But obviously if your business scenario couldn't use that then it's also useless. Which is a real shame.

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