* Posts by John McCallum

209 posts • joined 7 Sep 2011

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Won’t patch systems? Never run malware scans? Welcome to the US State Department!

John McCallum

Are they waiting to catch someone hacking the system so that they can then bill them for the work that this Department should have been doing all along.

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Who was it that hacked Apple? Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie, boy boy boy!

John McCallum
Trollface

Re: Am I the only one?

You mean you can't be both

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Make Facebook, Twitter, Google et al liable for daft garbage netizens post online – US Senator

John McCallum
Devil

Re: Hmmm

As I understand the First Amendment it only protects one from Government Censorship, not private censorship as on a forum Etc.. With the usual caveat that IANAL or a USian.

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Think tank calls for post-Brexit national ID cards: The kids have phones so what's the difference?

John McCallum

Re: hmmmm

I'm old and white and they don't speak for me so they can f off.

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Web regulation could push Silicon Valley startups away from UK, Parliament warned

John McCallum

Re: Corporate verbal bollocks

At least it is being talked about by Parliament and not being imposed by a jumped up civil servant.

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Script kiddie goes from 'Bitcoin Baron' to 'Lockup Lodger' after DDoSing 911 systems

John McCallum

Re: She should have had the foresight to get married and have a kid

WTF are you on about Claptrap314

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Microsoft shoves US govt IT contract where ICE throws kids: Out of sight in a chain-link cage

John McCallum
Mushroom

Bible Quotes

Isn't that the same excuse that The Republic of South Africa gave for it's use of apartheid. A Bullshite decision then and a Bullshite decision now.

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Dawn spacecraft to get up-close and personal with dwarf planet Ceres

John McCallum

Height

13000 = 3.9624 Km

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HostingUK drops offline after losing Farmer vs Fibre competition

John McCallum

24 Hour clock (ISYS)

that's all folks

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Trump’s new ZTE tweets trump old ZTE tweets

John McCallum
Devil

Most Politicians-:)

Are only two faced I'm beginning to think that The Donald has so many faces that he looks spherical at a distance but close up more like the surface of a D&D die.

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Cisco cancels all YouTube ads, then conceals cancellation

John McCallum

You mean to say that Cisco advertises on You Tube can't be very prominent as I have never seen one in the 2/3 years I have been watching it , not even on computer related channels.

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Super Cali health inspectors: Tesla blood awoke us

John McCallum

Workplace accidents

I work for a pallet company and when there was a serious accident one of the people to respond was the local murder squad as well as the HSE rep, the operator of the machine lost part of his foot.

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Data watchdog fines Brit council £120k for identifying 943 owners of vacant property

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Re: Excel

One could always mash that key marked PRINT SCREEN

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Are you able to read this headline? Then you're not Julian Assange. His broadband is unplugged

John McCallum

send him home

On that new direct Quantas flight to Perth Western Australia 17 hours and no refuelling stops.

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Fun fact: US Customs slaps eyeglass taxes on optical networking gear

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Re: The UK hardly has clean hands ...

That as an argument about whether they were cakes or biscuits. I did notice that they were a good deal softer afterwards. NOM NOM NOM I can't just eat one.

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Matryoshki of news: Tech giants flash code to Russia, Dutch hack Kremlin spies, and more

John McCallum
Mushroom

POTUS

I wonder how our pet Republicans will react to that hmm how will I put it >>>>>>

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In Soviet California, pedestrian hits you! Bloke throws himself in front of self-driving car

John McCallum

Re: Am I the only one

It's GM read Vauxhall what do you expect.

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Toucan play that game: Talking toy bird hacked

John McCallum

El Reg readers aren't quite so gullible

That is a rather broad statement (ducks and runs)

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F-35 firmware patches to be rolled out 'like iPhone updates'

John McCallum
Mushroom

Re: Perhaps it's better than taking FIFTEEN YEARS...

Don't be coy tell them it is the Chinook and it is because the gobment forgot to get the correct clause in the initial contract ,you know the one about the source code.

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Crushed Juicero now officially a fruitless endeavor

John McCallum
Joke

Re: I bet...

Don't forget to keep your dick in a vice.

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Tesla hit with official complaint over factory conditions

John McCallum
Mushroom

A bent Union Boss.

They also frequently referenced the same scandal that Tesla pointed to: the indictment of the former union head at Fiat Chrysler in July for allegedly embezzling millions of dollars from the union.

Alphons Iacobelli used the funds to buy himself extravagant gifts including a $350,000 Ferrari 458 Spider, two gold $35,000 Montblanc pens, and a new swimming pool and kitchen for his home, according to the US attorney's office for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Earlier this week, another senior union official, Virdell King, pled guilty to purchasing $40,000 worth of designer shoes, clothing, jewelry and other personal items, having been encouraged by Iacobelli to use union credit cards to buy items they wanted.

This is why a lot of Usians think most Unions are nothing but crooks out to fill their own pockets.

I hope they get a very long time in prison

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Second one this month: Another code bootcamp decamps to graveyard

John McCallum

Re: Who didn't see this coming?

No that is called being over qualified, and it applies to a lot of jobs .

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Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

John McCallum
Happy

Re: Bah!

Huddersfieldian

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Braking news: AA password reset email cockup crashes servers

John McCallum
Unhappy

Arrive in 30 minutes they can't even fix it in an hour

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Walmart workers invited to shuttle packages

John McCallum

Insurance

That is the same here in the UK and probably most countries

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No laptop ban on Euro flights to US... yet

John McCallum
Windows

Re: Pertaining to WTF

probably three sheets to the wind when he wrote them

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US border cops must get warrants to search citizens' gadgets – draft bipartisan law emerges

John McCallum
Mushroom

Re: Another political 'feel-good' move

questions could include how they view the treatment of women in society, whether they value the "sanctity of human life," and who they view as a legitimate target in a military operation.

The answer to that is quite "The Enemy".

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Spotted: Bizarre SpaceX rocket-snatching machine that looks like it belongs on Robot Wars

John McCallum
Alien

Donuts & Coffee

I think that those donuts are from the iron fairy that you can see above the robot.

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That 'Trump lawyers threaten teen over kitten website' yarn is Fakey Fakey McFake Fakeface

John McCallum
Mushroom

Meaw

One wonders what his reaction would have been if he had appeared on Spitting Image?

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Fire brigade called to free man's bits from titanium ring's grip

John McCallum
Facepalm

One piece at a time

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Netflix investor sues vid giant for 'covering up' subscriber stats stumble

John McCallum

Share Prices

Did no one tell these numpties that the value of shares go down as well as up? Strange concept I know.

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BT and Virgin Media claim 'broadband' tax will cost £1.3bn

John McCallum

Business Rates do not go directly to the Local Government they go to Whitehall and are then doled out

in penny packets to the various bodies The treasury keeps most of it.

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Corn-based diet turns French hamsters into baby eating cannibals

John McCallum

Re: How about......

Calm down there is a great European tradition of taking the piss out of pompous politicians even Royalty .Especialy if they are ferriners.

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Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death dead in latest Windows 10 preview

John McCallum
Meh

Re: Slightly improved voice control, for the accessibility community?

Speech recognition is, and always will be, a work in progress.

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Oracle finally targets Java non-payers – six years after plucking Sun

John McCallum
WTF?

Re: UK law

Ah, but this is Californication Law

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Karhoo who? Uber challenger shuts down after burning through $250m

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Karhoo?

$250M lost what were they doing with this money stocking the boilers with it? As for who they are ,never heard of them. Advertise or Die!!!

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Apple seeks patent for paper bag - you read that right, a paper bag

John McCallum
FAIL

Paper carier bags

Anyone who went to the shops with or for their Mum in the fifties or early sixties and forgot the shopping bag got one very similar to this joke OK it was brown craft and had string handles but almost identical.

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Student charity's ex-IT boss in the cooler for stealing $1.3m through fake tech contracts

John McCallum
Megaphone

Re: it gets worse

unfortunately scum like cream floats to the top.

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TalkTalk's appeal against paltry ICO data breach fine thrown out

John McCallum

unfortunately it will not be a top tier manager but some poor sod much lower down in the pecking order.

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NHS slaps private firm Health IQ for moving Brits' data offshore

John McCallum
Devil

So, they got slapped on the wrist ? was this also a size 13 to the nuts as well, we live in hope.

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How's this for irony? US Navy hit with $600m software piracy claim

John McCallum
Mushroom

@ Baldy50

So? Who gets the fine and who gets the invite to Leavenworth?

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Fresh hell for TalkTalk customers: TeamView trap unleashed

John McCallum

Re: My favorite

That is usually my response only I don't say beep, beep more like eat shite and die now f... off no patience at all with them.

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France POPs €800k fine on 'illegal taxi service' Uber's windshield

John McCallum

Re: Good

Here in the town that I live in the only UBER private hire taxi that I know of is clearly marked up as such so I guess that they do need to have all their ducks in a row tax, insurance, MOT etc.

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Bloke flogs $40 B&W printer on Craigslist, gets $12,000 legal bill

John McCallum

WW 2 debt again?

I believe that these so called debts were repaid a long time ago. With all the interest.

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Apple needs silver bullet to slay App Store's escaped undead – study

John McCallum
Unhappy

Re: @Charles 9

You mean that we should not use the iPhone to make PHONE calls? Confused it is a phone is it not?

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A Brit cloud biz and an angry customer wanting a refund: A Love Story

John McCallum
FAIL

Did anyone else think Ratners and M&S prawn sandwich.

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Samsung's little black box will hot-wire your car to the internet. Eek!

John McCallum

Re: I'll pass, thanks.

Samsung are a bit slow on this if all people want is lower insurance payments you can already get a "black box" that logs how you drive.

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Logging on to United's frequent flyer site might take longer than a flight

John McCallum
Coat

When I saw the word United I automatically thought it was about Manchester United

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PayPal freezes 400-job expansion in North Carolina over bonkers religious freedom law

John McCallum

Biggottry

These are just another form of the HATTED Jim Crow Laws of the 19th and early 20th century.

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Woman scales Ben Nevis wielding selfie stick instead of ice axe

John McCallum

Re: Fucking moron

The reported temp on the top of Ben Nevis Thursday was -17C and 2 meters of snow pack, so lucky to be alive

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