* Posts by John McCallum

219 posts • joined 7 Sep 2011


Bad news for WannaCry slayer Marcus Hutchins: Judge rules being young, hungover, and in a strange land doesn't obviate evidence

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A sane non cloged legal system? Try Andorra at a guess.

Spending watchdog points finger at Capita for 1,300 shortfall in British Army rookies

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Re: TBF...

Re past performance of rip-off contractors and public money you are correct and this is partly why the Edinburgh tram system was so late and so expensive the main contractor bid low so as to get it and then all but downed tools so as to screw the council for more money part way through the project.

Scumbag hackers lift $1m from children's charity

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Re: Really.

Do you refer to the annual fundraising in November that the BBC does that is for the charity Children in Need not, Save the Children a different charity altogether.

Apple iPhone X screen falls short of promises, lawsuit says

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Re: Someone will Sue..

This is what one gets for believing the advertising BS

LG's beer-making bot singlehandedly sucks all fun, boffinry from home brewing

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Re: Get a keg Re growlers

If your brother is in Gods own County Yorkshire a growler is a pork pie. Oh and while I am here are these LG beer brew things going to be like that Juicero abortion.

UK Supreme Court considers whether spy court should be immune to legal probes

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Big Brother

Re: Any chance

If they do it will be odds on that it will be shit stained after some politician wiped his arse on it.

Mystery sign-poster pities the fool who would litter the UK's West Midlands

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Re: Speaking of Americanisms....

That is because that is all that there is you may find a toilet and filling station but that is it. There is one at the start of the A74(M).

Alleged crypto-crook CEO cuffed by FBI after $4m investment in his bank bafflingly vanishes

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At least The George Foreman grill does exist unlike crypto coins.

If Shadow Home Sec Diane Abbott can be reeled in by phishers, truly no one is safe

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Re: Eh?

You are being a bit insulting there I think most of the populace can tell a scam, and just tell them to fuck off at least that is what I do been phoned many times given the same response.

Screwed SAP salesman scores $660,000 jury award

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Thumb Down

Re: Hard to know what to think here...

It doesn't matter if it was the worst pile of crap ever compiled on a computer if he sold it to customers he deserves the commission. This not being paid until the Customer pays his employer is BS.

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

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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.

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

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Re: Am I the only one?

You mean you can't be both

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

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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.

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

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Re: hmmmm

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

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

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Re: Corporate verbal bollocks

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

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

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

WTF are you on about Claptrap314

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

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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.

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

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13000 = 3.9624 Km

HostingUK drops offline after losing Farmer vs Fibre competition

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24 Hour clock (ISYS)

that's all folks

Trump’s new ZTE tweets trump old ZTE tweets

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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.

Cisco cancels all YouTube ads, then conceals cancellation

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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.

Super Cali health inspectors: Tesla blood awoke us

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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.

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

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

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send him home

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

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.

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

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

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

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Re: Am I the only one

It's GM read Vauxhall what do you expect.

Toucan play that game: Talking toy bird hacked

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El Reg readers aren't quite so gullible

That is a rather broad statement (ducks and runs)

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

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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.

Crushed Juicero now officially a fruitless endeavor

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Re: I bet...

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

Tesla hit with official complaint over factory conditions

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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

Second one this month: Another code bootcamp decamps to graveyard

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Re: Who didn't see this coming?

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

Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

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Re: Bah!


Braking news: AA password reset email cockup crashes servers

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

Walmart workers invited to shuttle packages

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

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

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Re: Pertaining to WTF

probably three sheets to the wind when he wrote them

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

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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".

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

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Donuts & Coffee

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

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

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

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

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One piece at a time

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

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Share Prices

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

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

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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.

Corn-based diet turns French hamsters into baby eating cannibals

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Re: UK law

Ah, but this is Californication Law

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

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$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!!!

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

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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.

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

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Re: it gets worse

unfortunately scum like cream floats to the top.

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

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

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

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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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