* Posts by Jediben

465 posts • joined 6 Feb 2012

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French data watchdog dishes out largest GDPR fine yet: Google ordered to hand over €50m

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Hit em again! Get em good! Come on UK, Google is ripe for plucking! Lay on those fines!

Big Red's big pay gap: $13,000 gulf between male and female Oracle staffers – reports

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Same role? Same tenure at the company? Same contract terms? Same qualifications? Come back when all the above = true.

Then tell everyone the way to calculate this because if it works it should be universally applicable.

Are you sure your disc drive has stopped rotating, or are you just ignoring the messages?

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Re: Error messages

I'd have hit back with a classic Stannis Baratheon.

FEWER.

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Re: Then you give these people a second referendum and claim it has significance

Just like the cry from most of the aggressive millenial Remain voters, you would have thought that most of the people involved in the "Troubles" (wonderful bit of British underplay) would have died off from old age by now. What sort of fuck wit do you need to be to try to reignite campaigns of terrorism for delights you were not even present in an embryonic state to experience? Ireland really needs to get over it.

A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace

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Re: No gumption

I live in Crawley. A damaged drone smashing into the local residential areas can only improve house prices.

Oddly enough, when a Tesla accelerates at a barrier, someone dies: Autopilot report lands

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Re: Everything makes mistakes

"A human driver would have no problem with leaving the 101 for the 85..."

The damaged barrier present BEFORE this event suggests otherwise...

US Congress finally emits all 3,000 Russian 'troll' Facebook ads. Let's take a look at some

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Re: I fail to understand

Bullshit. Using the same methodology as the thing you purport to oppose but using a different name doesn't magically make the oppressive nature of your methods disappear. If it honks like a goose and steps like a goose...

GoDaddy exiles altright.com after civil rights group complaint

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Re: Human rights

So if the terms of service for the bakery state they will not make a cake featuring two males figurines on it, because they buy their figurines in cis gendered pairs and do not want to wreck their stock management levels, is that fair or not?

Grindr: Yeah, we shared your HIV status info with other companies – but we didn't charge them!

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Re: What the

" All i want is sex, without the relationship strings."

Either you are simply having sex with one person, and then leaving immediately after, again and again or you are more likely engaging with multiple people. This behaviour is inevitably going to increase your risk of contracting HIV compared to a monogamous interaction. My suggestion that a person exhibiting this type of behaviour might well be the use case for which the feature was add is perfectly valid, because if people on Grindr were looking for only a single person to be all and end all, it wouldn't be necessary.

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WTF?

Re: What the

Sounds like the HIV bit was designed with you in mind

Gmail is secure. Netflix is secure. Together they're a phishing threat

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Re: Why should punctuation in a name indicate a different person any more than it does in real life?

It's not a different person, it's a different location. Works for other things too.

Would you prefer your holiday destination to be 27.3c or 273c?

Intel outside: Apple 'prepping' non-Chipzilla Macs by 2020 (stop us if you're having deja vu)

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Planned Obsolescence. When Apple do something, they go all in...

Who had Intel in the 'discrimination lawsuit' pool? Congratulations

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Sounds to me that she

1) didn't have a clue what the going rate for her role should have been as she was being promoted / changing roles

2) wasn't struggling to get by on the salary she was being given

3) didn't look for monetary compensation for her work when it was being recognised by internal awards

4) doesn't want to work anywhere else ever again

Does Parliament or Google decide when your criminal past is forgotten?

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This court hearing, is it public? Can I wander in and have a look at the bloke and know that he's a wrong 'un just by virtue of him being there? Do I really need Google?

British military spends more on computers than weapons and ammo

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ARMA 3 surely?

South Wales cops crow about facial recognition arrests on social media

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Big Brother

Fakeapp must be a strong contender for the defence argument now? Plod would love to use all that CCTV footage for something...

Cold calling director struck off for ‘flagrant’ breach of duties

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P...orn...hub

Australian central bank says 'speculative mania' and crime fuel Bitcoin

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At the end of the day any of these currencies represent nothing but electricity consumption and cpu cycles performing calculations that (as far as I have ever been able to ascertain) have no real world practical application. They aren't folding proteins for medical science, they aren't scanning the stars for SETI, they are just making big numbers. Why would that have any value?

Can anyone explain what value it adds aside from improving my employer's DUOS bill profits to electricity suppliers?

Re-identifying folks from anonymised data will be a crime in the UK

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Looking forward to consent Ping-Pong, where oblivious users will grant permission via installing an app and accepting terms to harvest data, then reading about it in the newsfeed of said app, withdrawing consent and then immediately granting it again when they open the app once more...

Should you stay awake at night worrying about hackers on the grid?

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Re: Ready your bunker

The DNO I work for are very aware of the risks and have made excellent steps toward ensuring staff are not caught out by phishing. SCADA replacement and reinforcement is already an active event on our risk register. User access and critical system management, as well as disaster recovery and business continuity are addressed proactively.

Radiohead hides ZX Spectrum proggie in OK Computer re-release

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Re: "I'm hearing structure... "

"You Have Penetrated!"...

Leisure Suit Larry?

Openreach kicks off 'rebrand' by painting over BT logo on vans

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Re: Will it really make any differece?

5GB in a month? I do that in 15 minutes on my VM service!

Human-free robo-cars on Washington streets after governor said the software is 'foolproof'

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Re: Trucks not Cars is the Goal

Appropriate lane control, reduced accidents through sleepy drivers, more complex (efficient) scheduling which can run over 24 hours due to removal of need to sleep, larger loads, ensure bridges will be avoided... what's not to like?

Teen texted boyfriend to kill himself. It worked. Will the law change to deal with digital reality?

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Life is... pushing all the right buttons on the wrong remote control

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Re: HDMI-CEC

I have stuck to one brand (Panasonic) for all of my equipment and the Viera Link function (presumably HDMI-CEC) works very well using my telly remote to control all devices... so long as you remember to set each device to have a different remote code. Finding the PVR turns itself off, the home theatre mutes and the TV changes input to FreeSat when all you want to do is open the Blu-ray drive is a real bugger!

Inside our three-month effort to attend Apple's iPhone 7 launch party

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Re: The Shawshank option

They tried it with Jobs. He took the easy way out instead of replying.

IT boss 'set up fake companies to charge his employers $2.4m'

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Re: Hum?!

Segregation of duties is over-rated anyway.

Spotify, YouTube pay musicians with ever-shrinking buttons

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Windows

Re: How about just making art for arts sakes?

Essay? Mad rambling more like.

What Brexit means for you as a motorist

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Same with houses - new law should invoke 99% tax on all BTL incomes.

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Headmaster

Re: Yawn.

He's a prick. (Juncker, not Johnson - Johnson's an moron).

I just hope house prices crash so I can actually afford one.

My plan to heal this BROKEN, BREXITED BRITAIN

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Re: Didn't understand

Reduction in demand for housing, reduction of value of Sterling and overall reduction in price of housing was the exact reason I voted Leave. I do not own anything yet, and feel fine about the risk of screwing everyone that does - the only people who will have serious problems will the curse that is BTL landlords.

Cops deploy StingRay anti-terror tech against $50 chicken-wing thief

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Re: Enforcement creep

A totalitarian state that ensures that dog owners who do not clean up after their pets are summarily executed? SIGN ME UP!

We bet your firm doesn't stick to half of these 10 top IT admin tips

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Re: Nice Theory - but

"Security is not the second most important thing. Safety, company survival, company profits and company growth are more important. Also in many companies, senior management convenience is counted as far more important than security."

You won't get much profit, growth or senior management convenience if you have a leak from the air conditioning in the electronically-locked Boardroom which fails, and kills everyone senior.

FBI backs down against Apple: Feds may be able to crack killer's iPhone without iGiant's help

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Trollface

How to make a third party and keep the fanbois happy

Apple: Hi Corporate Drone 1.

Corporate Drone 1: Hi.

Apple: Hey Corporate Drone 1, take a look at this - it's a means to unlock the Apple 5s phone which we don't want people to know about, but the FBI would really like us to give to them.

Corporate Drone 1: Aw gee, I think I know wha...

AN UNMARKED CAR APPEARS.

Apple: Say Corporate Drone 1, here's a big cheque for your services. Please get in this car.

Corporate Drone 1: Please don't fire me, I real.....

Apple: You're fired.

Driver: Next stop, Washington DC!

Former Corporate Drone: Good morning Mr FBI.

Mr FBI: Good morning Third Party.

Apple: Curse that Third Party, we did ALL we could...

<FIN>

Q: How many guns to arm nine coachloads of terrorists?

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Re: If you have 400+ terrorists traveling somewhere on 9 coaches

You've never heard of Mecca? And no, I don't mean the Bingo halls.

Feds look left and right for support – and see everyone backing Apple

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Re: 50 years ago...

I'm going to have a stab @ Arguing about the right of corporations to sample your kids DNA for utilisation in a designer baby genetic splicing lab via social media internet-connected testing devices built into the latest security measure in the Apple iSkin wearable, grafted communication device on the back of their hand, so that their particular shade of blue/brown eyes/hair/skin can be replicated in a cloning lab for transplant into an embryo unit to be surrogated into a 2nd world mother on the behalf of homosexual life partners who wish to have the perfect child, which has been granted by a tiny micro-print section of the latest Facebook EULA update.

UK to stop children looking at online porn. How?

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Re: Sadly, very sadly ...

See Kids' Company!

Why a detachable cabin probably won’t save your life in a plane crash

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Re: "I never joke about my work 007!"

After watching Spectre, cyanide would be preferable.

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Joke

Re: Personal parachute

Wait, let me get this straight: The large 'bag' of silk which inverted and opened directly above your head in deployment is the SAME 'bag' of silk which is mere fibres away from the rapidly opening and closing valve in your botty as BROWN TROUSERS TIME commences?

Talk about an incentive not to crash!

We know this isn't about PRISM, Matt Warman MP. But do you?

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Big Brother

Re: I wish I could remember names

He scared the hell out of that Chakrabarti woman from Liberty (X) so he can't be ALL bad.

It's replicant Roy Batty's birthday – but hey, where's my killer robot?

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FAIL

Re: Lack of violence

Millennials? They can go a wrap their skinny jeans around their necks for all I care, try the generation that's footing the bill for the NHS, Immigration and opyright extension. The generation that welcomed a fourth TV channel, wanted to be in the A-Team and currently makes up 70% of all private renters.

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Re: Lack of violence

"The same thing happens today when many people choose not to have children - but use their resources to improve the lot of the next generations. What is passed on is not necessarily a family gene - but a community's cultural meme."

So you are saying there will be a natural antidote to Baby Boomers a few generations down the line? Thank God.

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Pint

Re: The Tyrell Corporation...

https://www.tyrrellscrisps.co.uk/

OM NOM NOM NOM. Go great with one of these --->

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Re: Do androids wet dream of electric sheep?

The goat? :(

Engineer's bosses gave him printout of his Yahoo IMs. Euro court says it's OK

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Coat

I'll just be off then...

Gaming souk Steam spews credit card, personal info in Xmas Day security meltdown

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Re: Somebody went shopping at Argos and it wasn't me

Glad all the money came back in the end whatever the case!

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Re: Somebody went shopping at Argos and it wasn't me

Wait, are you saying that the last time you went to the Steam account page which bore your credit card number was in NOVEMBER?

That seems to be an AWFULLY long time for Steam to have cached your purchase page, for it to then be served to a random on 25th December. You sure you didn't buy any meals at a restaurant or allow your card out of your hand card since then?

Aroused Lycra-clad cyclist prompts Manchester cop dragnet

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We are becoming a nation of over-sensitised people who see "offence" in every way they can imagine with their female minds.

FTFY.

How long until we can build R2-D2 and C-3PO?

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"Invented at MIT, the still unreleased robot’s abilities will include talking to and recognising people and remembering their preferences."

Right as soon as the three letter agencies are done ensuring everything it records is uploaded correctly...

Drunk? Need a slash? Avoid walls in Hackney

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Joke

Re: Hackney Carriage

I have never seen that happen - must be quite a bit of pressure and angulation required to get the stream up and over your head to reach the back of the cab, out the window and onto the tyre. Making sure you keep the vehicle in motion at the same time must be a bitch too!

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