* Posts by James12345

63 posts • joined 5 Oct 2012


Is right! Ofcom says Scousers enjoy a natter on the phone compared to southern blerts


Looks like OFCOM have no idea

I'll admit I'm guessing here, but OFCOM are probably looking purely at voice traffic to establish how long people are using their phone to make "phone calls". All the app based systems that allow someone to use their voice to communicate with another person will be being recorded only as data, not voice.

Microsoft menaced with GDPR mega-fines in Europe for 'large scale and covert' gathering of people's info via Office


Lawful basis - contract


Microsoft will probably have a contract with the Dutch Gov that gives them the right to collect the data.

As far as the report goes, there has been no breach, so no reason for the Dutch Info Commission to get involved with Microsoft.

The Dutch government, however, may be breaking GDPR by sending data to Microsoft without its worker's consent. Dutch GDP - 826.2 billion USD - now that is quite some fine they can impose on themselves...

Cyber boffins drill into World Cup cyber honeypot used to cyber lure Israeli soldiers


It becomes anti-semitic when

It becomes anti-semitic when:

1) You treat Jews differently than you treat anybody else.

2) You deny Jews the right of self-determination.

3) You deny there is any Jewish connection to Israel\Palestine\Judea & Semaria\Trans-Jordan\The Holy Land\Insert here any relevant name given of the land at any time in history.

It looks like year dot is 1967 to Jake - this is when the Arabs started to refer to themselves as Palestinian, rather than calling themselves Syrians, Egyptians or Saudis. Up to this point, calling someone a Palestinian was either a badge of honour for the Jews or a derogatory term when used by the Arabs. Jake also seems to have conveniently forgotten the Mizrahi Jews who were the Middle East's unwanted, homeless Jews.

So, Jake, you have successfully passed Test 1, 2 and 3. Where shall I post the "Jake is a dick and proud of it" t-shirt that you have won in this quiz?

What Israel's crack majority-women Unit 8200 hackers can teach tech about diversity


Re: Conscription ?

"They're in Israel ffs - what do you think their racial/religions diversity is going to look like?" - because only white European Jews live in Israel??????? AMBxx showing no prejudice there then.....

Breaking up is hard to do: Airbus, new bae Google and clinging on to Microsoft's 'solutions'


"GS is in general a vastly inferior solution compared to O365" in your opinion.

Lots of other people feel the exact opposite.

I've tried both and think GS is far superior to O365 as a collaboration suite and raises productivity because of that.

Airbus ditches Microsoft, flies off to Google


Wow - feel the fear

So many people who are scared of the thought of not using Office.

Wow Guys - you do know it is 2018, not 1998, don't you?

Give GSuite a go, but please don't have a heart attack/seizure when you find out that it is a better collaboration product than Office/O365.

Cisco can now sniff out malware inside encrypted traffic


So you need to double the bandwidth but don't actually stop it?

You need one chunk of bandwidth to download and then an equal amount to upload to Cisco. Then there is a delay while it gets processed at that remote location - what happens when Cisco say you just let in some malware a few seconds ago? Isn't this just letting you know you have a cleanup job a bit earlier than you would otherwise have known?

If this concept does work and can't be defeated by randomisation, wouldn't it be better for Cisco just to run the service as some sort of proxy, so you only download once after it is checked, and block the malware before it gets to you?

Don't just grab your CPU bug updates – there's a nasty hole in Office, too


Re: Meanwhile...

My Athlon X2 5400B based Acer was killed again. Fortunately, it is an easy fix - turn off, turn on, turn off, turn on and wait for windows to do its repair thing. The only tricky bit is getting wushowhide running before the update is installed again - you just need to keep an eye on it and log in as soon as the repair is finished.


Re: Meanwhile...

It hasn't been pulled and hasn't been modified, so it still kills older AMD based systems.


Re: Meanwhile...

Just turned on the update again and it is now downloading KB405692 - I'll let you know if it kills my PC again, or if MS have modified the fix. It certainly hasn't been pulled.

How is 55 Cancri e like a Sisters of Mercy gig? Astroboffins: It has atmosphere


Re: I have been to a Sisters of Mercy gig...

You should have gone to the gigs 30 years ago - bloody brilliant back then.

DNS resolver will check requests against IBM threat database


Smut Blocker

Have you tried OpenDNS Family Shield? All you need to do is point your router to and for DNS.


Compsci degrees aren't returning on investment for coders – research

Thumb Down

New Labour's biggest con on the young

Not everybody should go to uni, and no one should be saddled with £50K of debt when they are all but forced to go.

CrashPlan crashes out of cloudy consumer backup caper


Re: The real reason ?

Like me!

Does anybody have any recommendations for an alternative? I backup the home PCs to my home server and to a PC at a friend's place, and the home server gets backed up to a USB drive and the remote PC. Data sync to their cloud was way too slow (I'm in the UK, their system is in the US) - by the end of the 30 day free trial, it had only done a small percentage of a full sync. I would have paid, but the paid service didn't work for me.

Celeb-backed music gambit rebrands as 'Roxi', prays for IPO


From the picture, I think his high holiness, the all knowledgeable is thinking about Michael Gove....

Apple bag-search class action sueball moves to Cali supreme court


Robert Carnegie - Chapeau to you, sir.

Got that syncing feeling? Cloud's client-side email problem


Re: Frickin' synch

If you insist on using Outlook....

You do know it is 2017, not 2007, don't you?


You might need to check your Mac's setup

I've never had the spinning beach ball due to Google Drive sync.

Cisco Jabber on the other hand.....

Viking storms storage monastery wielding 50TB SAS SSD


Er, yes it is a big array - it's an array packed full of 50TB drives......

On the couch with an AI robo-doc asking me personal questions


Woodhouse Grove or Ashville?

Tanks for the memories: Building a post-Microsoft Office cloud suite


Re: Whilst I'm no fan of Microsoft..

I use GSuite at work and at home and think it is brilliant.

Samsung releases 49-inch desktop monitor with 32:9 aspect ratio


Ever heard of Pythagoras?

Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped


Rather than like buying a BMW

Isn't going down the vinyl audiophile thing more like buying a Morgan or a Bristol - loads of money spent on something not as good as mainstream and makes the person who buys it feel special (but look a tit)?

Google mistakes the entire NHS for massive cyber-attacking botnet


Google Captcha

We get this from time to time, despite being a Google Apps customer and we are much smaller that the NHS. I would be surprised if this doesn't happen to lots of organisations all the time, especially those who send lots of traffic to Google.

Fake election news meltdown vortex sucks in Google


Just like most news agencies

"repeat or invent wildly inaccurate and misleading information, typically with a strong political bias"

Just like the BBC, RT, CNN, FOX etc etc...

Google pulls plug on YouTube for older iPads, iPhones, smart TVs


Don't tell me you were stupid enough to buy an expensive "SMART" TV

and are now complaining about how dumb it is.

Buy a dumb TV that has a great picture and add to it the functions you need (not the ones you think you want) with a STB of some description. The TV has less to break, and upgrades when you need them are easy.



Re: But Has Anyone Found something To Do With Them?

Until you have one, you won't know what you are missing....

How does the US government run the internet? This is how


Re: Not sure what the point is

However, your comment certainly makes you one.


Re: Not sure what the point is

They're not idiots; they are people whose family members were murdered.

Secret U.S. 'space warplane' set to return from spy mission


Re: I wonder if theX-37B story is related to this one?

"So in context, angering the Iranians with an unprovoked attack just when the US might be making some slow progress in negotiations, and when the US might need their help clearing up a mess of US making, that is definitely consistent with the US track record."

I think describing the progress as slow is wildly optimistic! I don't think there has been any progress in the negotiations at all. It may be the case that completely wiping out a portion of the nuclear programme with a "magic" weapon may well encourage negotiations.

I don't think an Iranian backed "solution" along the lines of Hezbollah or Hamas is any more preferable to a Saudi\Kuwaiti\UAE backed IS or al-Nusra Front problem.


I wonder if theX-37B story is related to this one?


Chipzilla promises $6 billion to upgrade Israeli plant


Re: Anonymous Coward and Revisionism

"there was nothing offensive or rude in it" - don't let the minor fact that the post was total BS get it the way of your "it isn't fair" whining......

"There is no conflict in the 2 statements" - are you really as thick as pig sh**? The clue is in the fact that in the first post you claimed there were no Jews in Palestine prior to the end of WW2.

"presumably history is bonkers" - it isn't history that's bonkers, but you might want to have a look in a mirror if you haven't worked it out yet.


Anonymous Coward and Revisionism

The first post (now deleted!) stated "From very start when the Jews arrived unwanted and uninvited by the indigenous arab residents of Palestine and with no previous connection to the area".

The second one says "about 10% of the residents of Palestine immediately prior to this were Jewish".

Make up your mind about whether Jews were there or not prior to 1948 before you start wittering on about supposed historical records, while at the same time denying the historically documented presence of Jews in the area called Palestine since 1000BC.

The scientific consensus is that Ashkenazi Jews (basically the European ones mentioned in the post) do have distinct genetic ties to the Levant (as in the L in ISIL) including modern Israel - there are some crackpots who claim otherwise, but their work has been rejected by peer review.


"From very start when the Jews arrived unwanted and uninvited by the indigenous arab residents of Palestine and with no previous connection to the area" - ROFLMAO, there may just be a smidgen of revisionism in your post.


"Terrorist state" - what a schmuck.


6.1M Jews in Israel - 300M Muslims in the Middle East.

Of the 300M Muslims, about 300M are taught that Jews have no right to self determination and those that don't submit to Muslim rule should be killed.

You say that Israel is the warmonger - I think you may be a bit confused and don't understand the situation correctly.

Intel forced to shoot down viral 'Israeli boycott' whopper


Re: Well at least we've learnt one concrete fact from this heated discussion...

Ah, what will I do now that an Anonymous Coward will disregard my comments. That is really going to ruin my weekend....


Re: Well at least we've learnt one concrete fact from this heated discussion...

Given that Matt Bryant isn't an Israeli student, they are probably not paying him anything.

BTW - is "rabid Zionist" meant to be an insult? LoLz


"Hamas "breaking" a ceasefire is akin to WW2 concentration camp prisoners "breaking the peace" by needlessly harassing the guards."

Only if you wish to falsely equate Israelis with Nazi concentration camp guards.


Re: the figures

"Remind me which side is doing the 'precision' attacks and doing everything to avoid killing civilians?"

Your analysis is way off.

One side is trying to protect its civilian population and so far is doing a bloody good job at it. Its soldiers are also clearly identified as soldiers, and do not use the civilian population as camouflage.

The other side is trying to maximise the harm to its civilian population, and on the whole is failing due to the Israelis caring more about the other sides civilians than Hamas do.


So far, about 1500 people have been killed due to the fighting. About 50% of those killed are Gazan armed forces. Of the remaining 50% killed, somewhere around 15% will have been killed in crossfire by the Gazan fighters, leaving around 35% killed accidentally by the IDF, and the IDF will think that is about 525 more people than they wanted to kill. Hamas would like this figure to be higher.

A lot of the homes that have been destroyed were blown up by booby traps within the civilian infrastructure. After Israel bombs weapon stores embedded within the civilian infrastructure, far more widespread damage is caused by the secondary explosions of the weapon store going off.

If however you think that the Israelis are blood thirsty child killers intent on committing a genocide then please ignore the above and carry on living in la la land.

ICANN can't hand over Iran's internet, bomb victims told


War Crimes

Rather that making ignorant claims about Israel, it might be better to look a bit closer to home when talking about war crimes:


DOH! Google’s internet of things vision is powered by… Mac OS


AV company kit

Having been one of the speakers to have stood on that platform in the first picture, I'm pretty sure that the laptop belonged to the firm providing the AV service (which may or may not have been Olympia's in-house crew).

Oxfam, you're full of FAIL. Leave economics to sensible bods


Re: @Ben

@ Hans 1

As I said in my first post - Repeating lies endlessly doesn't make them true.

I think it is "your gibberish that is completely baseless, biased, and, worse, untrue".

First of all, it is the former Jewish communities in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt that were being referenced when I said kicked out - read what is written in my post you would have understood. If however you insist that the Jewish Israelis are the source of all evil in the world, any evidence to the contrary will be ignored by you and dismissed.

Now, getting back hungry Palestinians, compare and contrast:



Regarding living side by side, it has consistently been the majority in Israel who support living in peace side by side with its neighbours. Within the Arab Palestinian community it isn't always the majority view. The level of support of peacefully coexistence is also consistently higher in the Israel community than it is in the Arab one.

JVP is an anti-Israel pressure group and is founded on the principle of removing Israel from the map of the world. I wouldn't take their word as being unbiased if I were you.

Finally, I would be very careful about making unfounded accusations of well poisoning - this is a historical anti-Semitic meme.


Oxfam don't know their arse from their elbow

I don't know why people listen to the rubbish they spout.


Re: @Ben

"er.. because some of those hungry, and starved of medical supplies, etc are IN Palestine and being MADE hungry by the Israelis."

Repeating lies endlessly doesn't make them true.

There are no restrictions on food and medicine by Israel that affect Palestinians (either Jewish or Arab) in Israel, the PA, Gaza or Israeli controlled areas of Judea and Samaria.

You may just be ignorant, rather than racist, so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, and say that I think you are confusing what is being done by whom, and when you say Israel, you actually mean Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt, all who restrict Arab Palestinians (the Jewish Palestinians have either been killed or kicked out, so no need to worry about them as a group in these places) access to all sorts of basic facilities, including food and medicine.

Reg reader rattles tin for GoPro camera 'Stubilizer'


Given that Schumacher's helmet split is blamed on the attached camera, these might not be such a good idea...

Stallman's GNU at 30: The hippie OS that foresaw the rise of Apple - and is now trying to take it on


A crackpot tin-hat conspiracy theorist?

If Stallman didn't hold such weird personal views on some of the world events, his free software crusade might have more support. As it is, most people who have a reputation to protect (you know the ones - the important people in the world in positions of power who can get things done) won't go near him with a barge pole, in case they are tarred with his questionable views.

'But we like 1 Direction!' Rock gods The Who fend off teen Twitter hate mob


Re: Yes, but ...

You don't need to read his autobiography, as his defence is summed up here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Townshend#Operation_Ore_investigation_and_police_caution

But lets recap what Stuart Hall said originally - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2274913/BBCs-Stuart-Hall-reveals-living-nightmare-dealing-spurious-sex-allegations.html

And that later turned in to something quite different - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22379286

Just sayin'...



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