* Posts by wolfetone

2445 posts • joined 6 Aug 2011

The award for worst ISP goes to... it starts with Talk and ends with Talk

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"Why? I quite like the way he introduces X Factor."

I know, it's odd to say that. I mean, if it it was Dermot O'Leary I'd understand. He's made a balls out of that Ryaniar company so he has.

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Sysadmin tells user CSI-style password guessing never w– wait WTF?! It's 'PASSWORD1'!

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" I allowed my altruism to win over my cynicism, took off my jacket and sat down to help.”"

Yeah this used to happen to me when a good looking person was struggling with an IT problem and I offered to help, in the attempt to wow them with my technical prowess.

Never worked though.

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Equifax fooled again! Blundering credit biz directs hack attack victims to parody site

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Pointy haired boss, from Dilbert, would never be this incompetent.

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Something good about Brexit? Errr, more teeth for Ofcom! – report

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"I'm calling a typo there. "

I'm calling that Donald Trump wrote the article.

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Well, we could have £350 million a day going in to the NHS. But until this Ofcom thing is on the side of a bus, I would recommend everyone ignores it.

Actually, if it makes it on to the side of a bus, ignore it then too. Everyone else is.

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Mobe reception grief turns LTE Apple Watch 3 into – er, a dull watch

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Re: The article is wrong about iOS Wifi and Bluetooth.

"I raised it as an issue in every version of the public beta and was informed that it is by design, not a bug."

What absolute gobshite thinks that's a good idea?!

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UK Prime Minister calls on internet big beasts to 'auto-takedown' terror pages within 2 HOURS

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Makes good copy for Paul Dacre's Daily Toilet Paper and Murdoch's S*n doesn't it?

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UK PC prices have risen 30% in a year since the EU referendum

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Re: @codejunky

"Economically not in a good place to deal with the next recession. "

Because of bailouts to bankers who caused the last recession, all coming from policies (or removal of them) from Tony Blair/Gordon Brown which was started as way back when Thatcher was in power. Nothing to do with the EU.

"Pre brexit vote. And we are still trapped in the cartel which dictates we block out parts of the world that would compete with the cartel members. Aka food becoming cheaper when we actually leave."

I didn't say foodbanks were caused by Brexit, I am pointing out a very real problem caused by our MP's being dickheads and cutting back everything. The whole idea that food becoming cheaper when we leave the EU is a falicy. Seasonal vegtables like strawberries are imported from places like Spain, which is in the EU.

"Bad trade policies. Abusing agreements (contribution used to bail out Greece). EU regulation imposed on our country. And of course our govs poor implementation of EU policies."

But what EU regulations have harmed this country? Be more specific like I asked.

"So the EU wont allow trade with us at all for any of their countries/businesses because they stomp their feet and wave a rattle around. Doubt it. It is in both our interests to agree to be amicable. If they cant manage that then we shouldnt pander to children."

I'm fairly sure and confident that the only EU country where it's in their best interests to get a good deal is Ireland, as most of the road haulage to the EU goes via the UK. I don't France are too bothered, and the rest of the EU will get along just fine without the UK crying and throwing their dummy out of the pram over nonsensical argument.

Don't forget that the UK also votes to put people in the European Parliament. Who do the UK send? UKIP, who don't want to be in the EU. So it was lovely to see Nigel Farage bitch and whine about fishing quotas harming UK fisheries, when his role within Brussels was to sit on said fishing quota forums - which he never attended.

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@codejunky

"I voted brexit and still think its a good idea but yes I do care about such experience. As far as I am concerned it is the cost of getting the country back to a working order (I am sure others may disagree) is more important than the warm feeling of the EU or whatever. Unfortunately we are still bound by the EU while the cartel threatens and attempts to blackmail us. Once out we are no longer bound by their trade rules and the more certainty the currency becomes more stable."

Working order? How is the country broken? The policies enacted that have caused the explosion in foodbanks, the over worked underpaid nurses and the continued chronic underfunding of schools and prisons are down to the MP's in this country who are far more interested in helping their friends make a few quid. Absolutely nothing to do with the EU.

The "EU cartel [...] attempts to blackmail us" how? On what planet do you think you can walk away from an argeement or an association you have paid money in to and get money back from would simply let you walk away without paying your dues? You wouldn't do that in a divorce, you wouldn't do that in a resturant.

" Once out we are no longer bound by their trade rules and the more certainty the currency becomes more stable." tell me again, well for the first time because no one who voted for Brexit or continues to support it can actually explain this point, how the EU have hindered our economy? To paraphrase Italian MP told Boris Johnson (the fuckwit), if the UK leave the EU then he loses sales of prosecco to one country. The UK loses sales of fish and chips to 26 countries.

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Re: Markets are mostly psychology

I mentioned Brexit because it happened right bang in the middle of me renovating the house I bought. So I know how much materials were costing before hand, and I know how much they cost now. I also know how much Brexit affected my wedding, as overnight I lost 30 cents for every pound over the result.

Now, I am acutely aware that those who think Brexit is a good idea no matter the outcome don't give an ounce of their own shit about my experience and/or how the pound has competed with the Euro and the Dollar since then. But what I'd like for them to consider or take on board is that when you purchase timber from most UK chain stores, that timber is sourced from abroad.

If the pound falls in value against the value of foreign currencies, it takes more pounds to afford to buy those items from foreign countries, irregardless of trade deals.

But what do I know? I just buy MDF to make my home a little nicer so I can spend the evenings wondering how so many people can be so fucking stupid as to think Frau May is doing a wonderful job and to stick two fingers up to Johnny Foreigner. It's OK to admit you're wrong and to change your mind..

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Not IT related, but the price of wood and materials at DIY stores have shot up stupidly since Brexit.

A sheet of MDF used to cost about £16, now it's nearer £20.

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Manchester plod still running 1,500 Windows XP machines

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Re: I still have two XP instances

"So what am I guilty of?"

Theft, unless of course you bought an XP license especially for the VM?

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Itching to stuff iOS 11 on your iPhone? You may want to hold off for a bit

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2FA

Thank you Reg for pointing out the 2FA issue if you don't use a keychain. I tried to set mine up yesterday and got stuck when it kept talking about the keychain. I thought I just forgot the pin code to the keychain even though I swore I never used it.

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Stack Overflow + Salary Calculator = your worth

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Re: $ to pound £

From the advert:

"THIS REALLY IS A COMPANY THAT LOOKS AFTER THEIR STAFF! "

*Looks at Salary*

"£22k-£27k "

*Looks at headline grabbing title*

"THIS REALLY IS A COMPANY THAT LOOKS AFTER THEIR STAFF! "

*Get coat, goes home.*

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We're absolute mugs working in the UK, especially those in web development it seems.

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BoJo, don't misuse stats then blurt disclaimers when you get rumbled

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Re: In the words of Homer J Simpson:

There's an advert for some sort of mascara on at the moment with (I think) Rita Ora on it, and it first states that "79% of 120 people agreed", then all of a sudden, it goes to "75% of 102 people agreed".

But 79% of 120 is 94.8, and 75% of 102 is 76.5.

Where do they get .8 and .5 of a person from? Is that biologically possible?

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Microsoft's AI is so good it steered Renault into bottom of the F1 league

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Red Bull, using the Renault engine, are 3rd in the constructors. The works Renault team are languishing down the field, but you have to remember it's the evolution of the piss poor Lotus F1 car that Renault bought a few years ago.

As with everything in F1* there are a number of factors involved to make a car successful. You can't just blame Microsoft for it.

*except for McLaren where it's painfully obvious Honda are delivery an engine capable of blocking a large toilet by being a complete expensive turd.

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Equifax UK admits: 400,000 Brits caught up in mega-breach

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Re: CIO & CSO Steps down

I do agree, but there are plenty of clowns working in IT saying they have 30 years experience but are absolutely piss poor in their own jobs.

But hey, a company who couldn't be bothered to securely protect data they obtained from various sources aren't a company who will be thinking logically about how the deleting of their employee's history will look to the public.

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Re: CIO & CSO Steps down

"Funny they didn't mention the fact that the now former CSO has a degree in music composition and not something security related."

How many people are in jobs that have absolutely nothing to do with their academic degrees, yet still manage to do a perfectly good job?

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Re: Start complaining now....

"Talk to MP's ask why this is happening."

A lovely idea, and normally would be the best way to go about it.

However, Parliament won't have chance to discuss this because of the Brexit "negotiations". Nothing can be discussed or sorted out that isn't related to Brexit until it happens and everything is hunky dory again.

I will be bombarding the ICO about it though. If Equifax have done this, and only now admitted to doing it, how many other companies are doing it? "Process failure" my arse, if they can do something and get away with it then they're going to be doing it. It's only when they're caught that they say "Oh sorry it was a failure on our part it won't happen again".

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A todger, a 2.5kg dumbbell, the fire brigade... and the inevitable angle grinder

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2.5Kg?

Imagine what he'd have managed with viagra?

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Microsoft Office 365 Exchange issues for users across Europe

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Re: Obligatory "Office 365" Joke

"Well fair enough, though I do think anybody posting an O365 availability gag should declare the availability achieved on their own on-prem service for the last five years"

That's fair enough.

My email server has been available, in the last 3 years of its existence, all but 2 of those days.

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Obligatory "Office 365" Joke

It should now be Office 352...

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Why the Apple Watch with LTE means a very Apple-y sort of freedom

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Re: So much

But it does "just work". It "just works" with an iPhone.

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Farewell Cassini! NASA's Saturnian spacecraft waves goodbye for its Grand Finale

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"I'm going to live forever, or die trying."

Alright Kurgan you made your point in the Highlander films.

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"Cassini was born to die."

Aren't we all?

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User worked with wrong app for two weeks, then complained to IT that data had gone missing

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Re: By any chance ...

"Was called to rescue a very impressive Drupal 7 clusterf*ck some years ago"

I'm glad you followed "very impressive Drupal 7" with "clusterf*ck", as there is nothing impressive about Drupal.

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Web crash and pricing errors hit Argos

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It's actually the laminated book of dreams. To catch the tears of joy.

But they get a chocolate coin for trying.

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Defrosted starter for 10: Iceland home delivery site spills customer details

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I heard it was Kerry Katona's idea.

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123-Reg customers outraged at automatic .UK domain registration

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Re: Little to do with automatic renewal

"You will have to pay for them and keep them if they are used in any way."

Can you point out where it says that? Because for as much as I've seen in the control panel there is no such wording to that effect. You will pay for them if they renew, obviously, but you can turn that off. Meaning, you won't pay for it.

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It strikes me that a lot of people moaning about "having to pay for these domain names in 2 years time" aren't aware of turning the automatic renewal off on these domain names.

"Rah rah rah I want to be annoyed about something and dammnit I'm gonna be annoyed about THIS!"

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Missed patch caused Equifax data breach

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Well, I suppose it's more than likely now that Equifax's UK customers will also be affected.

Joy.

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UK's new Data Protection Bill will be 'liberal' not 'libertarian', says digi minister

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Re: @wolfetone

What does that even mean though? Sony got £250,000 fine. What would Equifux get with these new powers? A £250,001 fine?

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"Speaking at the UK Internet Governance Forum, Hancock said the forthcoming data protection regime will bring the internet into “the twenty-first century, giving citizens more sovereignty over their data, and greater penalties for those who break the rules.”"

Bullshit will it.

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I want my Hot Coffee, like she offered in the game!!!!

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Reminds me of the "Hot Coffee" glitch in GTA San Andreas.

Except you didn't pay her in the game.

And she did a lot more to you.

And you never got the coffee.

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Act fast to get post-Brexit data deal, Brit biz urges UK.gov

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Wrong again >>>>

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"Really, VRH, how many times do I have to tell you not to undermine our beloved Prime Minister at such a critical time as that now facing our country. It's Josefina Vissarionovna."

That's a very convoluted way of referring to her by her proper title: Twat.

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'Don't Google Google, Googling Google is wrong', says Google

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Re: September 13, 2017

Damn straight. Everyone should adopt the UNIX timestamp and be done with it.

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North Korea attacks Bitcoin bods to swell its war chest says FireEye

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What's that? A South Korean agency is saying a long time enemy of theirs is doing something naughty to side step sanctions?

I do truly believe that to be a very unbiased report.

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ICO slaps cab app chaps for 10-day spam crap

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Que?

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Bosch wants crowdsourced data for future connected cars

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Bosch have been making automotive electronic systems for donkeys years.

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Capita still hasn't found what its looking for: A CEO

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"4) I can cost-margin a webpage: "Under construction" page mate? A snip at £23.8m with £200k off*

* Yes really - data.gov Acquia Marina Drupal theme holding page, 1 logo plus some text for £23.8m billable cost."

Well, shit me. You win.

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I'll do it.

I can manage a fuck up in a nunery, which is more than what Crapita can do at the moment.

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44m UK consumers on Equifax's books. How many pwned? Blighty eagerly awaits spex on the breach

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"I seem to recall an also-ran in the Grand National in about 1996?"

Either you're a time traveller with poor memory or you're just a little confused. Equinox fell at the 1849 Grand National.

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Re: Lucky bastards.

I will, just as soon as I work out what "lucky bastards" is in German.

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Re: Wow

Considering the Sony hack a few years ago generated a fine of £250,000, I would not hold your breath.

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Re: EU data protection?

"except for people who aren't on the electoral register and have never had a financial product in their life."

Lucky bastards.

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Re: Proof reading?

Plot twist: "Iron" is actually an El Reg author

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Virgin Media customers complain of outages across UK

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Project Lightening? Ha. More like Project Drizzle.

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