* Posts by Ian 69

13 posts • joined 23 May 2012

HSBC now stands for Hapless Security, Became Compromised: Thousands of customer files snatched by crims

Ian 69

"out of an abundance of caution"

They possibly decided to wait a month before notifying affected customers?

Would be interesting if any of the US customers turn out to be European.

Be The Packet. Take each hop it makes. Your network will repay you

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Re: Perhaps, and this is just a suggestion


Canadian utility makes blockchain upstarts bid for their ravenous rigs' electricity supply

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Re: Opportunity

I'm probably an antique so take this with the appropriate dose of salt but..

Shiny metal (possibly recycled) - useful and likely someone will buy somewhere (maybe at a lower price though)

Cryptocurrency - meh!

Facebook previews GDPR privacy tools and, yep, it's the same old BS

Ian 69

Re: What’s that blue ‘f’ icon at the bottom of every article page on this site?

This, this, a thousand times this!!!

Sorry Reg, you're talking the talk but...

We put Huawei's P20 triple-lens snapper through its paces

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Am I that much of an antique..

That if I wanted high end photography I'd buy a sodding camera?

I love having Maps, Google, Wikipedia, the usual crap.. on the phone so I'm surely not that hard headed but seriously, if I need such an exceptional image I wouldn't expect a phone to pick up the slack.

I wonder if the Galaxy S10 will have a rocking chair function?

Europe dumps 300,000 UK-owned .EU domains into the Brexit bin

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Honest question

How much use do these domains get? I originally imagined it was primarily EU institutional organisations that would use that suffix and thought everyone else would be on .com/net/org or their country code but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Dolby sues Adobe for dodging license fees

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Am I a bad person...

just for wanting Adobe to sweat???

Timeout everyone. Y'all know that Musk's $500 'flamethrower' is literally a Boring blowtorch?

Ian 69

Re: Very disappointed..

I see your Schwartz is as big as mine!

Trebles all round! Intel celebrates record sales of insecure processors

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Re: But surely...

Absolutely agree.

Joe public probably won't care, the IT crowd won't be listened to but I would wager the financial/legal bods don't just smell blood in the water - they're mixing it with Vodka, Tabasco and a dash or two of Henderson's (I'm from Sheffield).

Ian 69

But surely...

If this all came out in the open in early 2018 then how can last quarter 2017 represent a triumph? Surely they've shrugged off something that didn't exist at the point the earnings call was made?

I would have thought with the way the world is now, the next 12 months will be the proof in the pudding for Krzanich.

Oracle sues its own star sales rep after she wins back $200k in pay fight

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Where even the employees have to check whether their payslip has a minus number before the final figure!


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After 8 pints and a vindaloo

... I have similar problems.

Boffins cram binary data into living cells' DNA

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I confidently predict...

640KB of genetic memory ought to be enough for anybody!

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