* Posts by WibbleMe

324 posts • joined 21 Feb 2013

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National ID cards might not mean much when up against incompetence of the UK Home Office

WibbleMe

ID cards will do little stop domestic terrorism, at the most be able to identify you youths on a drunk night out.

However I suspect that we will all be made to PAY for the ID card of which like facebook (according to an article I read on the reg a few years ago) was selling out personal info to places like the NSA for $2K a pop, I guess selling that with 80 some what million people in the country thats $160Billion for the Treasury, and thats just from one organisation, what about all those medical companies and insurance agencies that would love our data.

What we have to remember is that there are multiple agencies from HM Police to HMRC that want something out of ID cards.

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Is Microsoft about to git-merge with GitHub? Rumors suggest: Yes

WibbleMe

Viable Alternatives...

GitLab

AWS CodeCommit

Cloud Source by Google

Pick one and shut up

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Machine learning for dummies: You needn't go back to uni to use it

WibbleMe

From a real world guy... can at any time in the next 10 years would I be able to sell Machine Learning as a product... err probably no unless I consult for a spy agency.

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Adobe acquires Magento to go B2B2C and beyond

WibbleMe

From my experience Magento (Zend PHP Framework) is a pain to learn, a pain to develop plugins for and there is not really much you cant do with a WordPress site that you cannot with a Magento, the selling point for most is that it should be PCI/DSS compliant over WP.

Personally I see the future with node.js apps rather than a Software built on a PHP Library

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Typical cynical Brits: Broadband speeds up, satisfaction goes down

WibbleMe

Does anyone know if OfCOM has set minimum latency/line gain its one thing to have bandwidth another to actually have a responsive internet experience.

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'Computer algo' blamed for 450k UK women failing to receive breast screening invite

WibbleMe

Check check and check again.... imagine if you were a supermarket manager and nothing went through a checkout/till system for 10 years... oh its a coding fault

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Your code is RUBBISH, says GitHub. Good thing we're here to save you

WibbleMe

Yes, and it flagged up a reference to a slightly outdated node version in my package.json, not what I would call a high level "CVEs" so perhaps a threat level could be introduced.

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One in three Android Wear owners also uses ... an iPhone

WibbleMe

Imagin if Nominet was like Apple and insisted on vetting a product before purchasing a website URL, so everyone who wanted to set up an e-commerce site listing their products would get two fingers.

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At least Google Play does't give two fingers to small companies release apps unlike other rivals.

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Your entire ID is worth £820 to crooks on dark web black market

WibbleMe

$820 nice, Where can I sell my ID?

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British clockwork radio boffin Trevor Baylis terminally winds down

WibbleMe

It seems almost a London attitude that money is everything, he's done a lot of good in this world, far too few people can hole themselves that hight.

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Should AI get to choose a topping in a two pizza team?

WibbleMe

Yorkshire Pussing Pizza?

I remember a news article about the Italian Ambasidor receiving a pizza with a poached egg on top, let's say Italy has Volcanoes. So is the AI American or European?

What would it choose for a base, deep/thin crust, stuffed crust or even Yorkshire Pussing Pizza?

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Who wants dynamic dancing animations and code in their emails? Everyone! says Google

WibbleMe

Dancing Chicken

25 years ago a had to submit an IT project (as a website) to two different lectures for marking, the one of the Computer Science School insisted that text uses the "blink" function or I would fail and the one from "Digital Art and Design" department instead that I would fail if I used "Blink".

But since we keep seeing articles about PC's being vulnerable malicious code in in.PGN and.JPG then we can assume all our emails will have Bitcoin mining mail ware on them from now on in the form of a dancing chicken.

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Due to Oracle being Oracle, Eclipse holds poll to rename Java EE (No, it won't be Java McJava Face)

WibbleMe

Jopen ... or something easy to pronounce

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MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF CARS: SpaceX parks a Tesla in orbit (just don't mention the barge)

WibbleMe

I bet it will still get wheel clamped!

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F-35 flight tests are being delayed by onboard software snafus

WibbleMe

Military .git anyone?

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Ever wondered why tech products fail so frequently? No, me neither

WibbleMe

Real people want humanity enhancing devices, not crap Tec that's sold in the local pound shop

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Here we go again... UK Prime Minister urges nerds to come up with magic crypto backdoors

WibbleMe

I would suggest that the crypto key is issued by the government that is the "country of origin" where the data is sent from or stored ie. website/email from example.com would use a SSL key/cert issue by uk.gov allowing data for the .co.uk website to be decrypted by those officials that need to access the data legally. Of course, this would be have be compulsory stopping cert providers issuing certs to data providers in another country.

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Capita's UK military recruiting system has 'glitches' admits minister

WibbleMe

Every time someone in my team tells me they have done a job I say to them from 20-years experience in the industry, check check and check again.

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Put down the eggnog, it's Patch Tuesday: Fix Windows boxes ASAP

WibbleMe

Had to re-install my Realtek audio drivers after the update today. Only did a clean build last week.

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The eagle has been grounded: Dutch anti-drone squadron retired

WibbleMe

To be fair it was not a bad idea, trouble is the will know the difference between a plump pigeon and drone

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Microsoft asks devs for quantum leap of faith

WibbleMe

Why not simply make a typescript compiler for Q# rather than asking the brains of over stretched developers to learn yet another code in their spare time.

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IT buyer? Had enough of pesky resellers cold calling? You aren't alone

WibbleMe

When you buy a .co.uk domain name your have to give a valid phone number, we are inundated from domain brokers 3-4 times a day despite being one ourselves. Frustrating the fact that we cannot hide personal information. Thank you Nominet.

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NiceHash diced up by hackers, thousands of Bitcoin pilfered

WibbleMe

You seriously had just one wallet.

Well could't you do things like a proper bank and keep peoples money stored in the form of gold bullion... of wait. lol

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No 2017 bonus for you, HPE tells employees

WibbleMe

If you do not get a pay rise to mach inflation then you are getting a pay cut!

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WibbleMe

Re: I see nothing much has changed.

I work in the IT industry, when I want a pay rise I start looking for jobs and going to interviews at a different company. Leave means they have to negotiate you back and it they value me that much they will offer more than my new employer. The trouble is that directors do work like computer logic, so you need to think in a non IT way and be aggressive/pushy as possible when it comes to pay rises. It also never hurts to keep moaning to your boss about it, (like they care about you as a mate).

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WibbleMe

Interesting picture of a burning bank note, it is illegal to deface our sterling tender.

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Abolish the Telly Tax? Fat chance, say MPs at non-binding debate

WibbleMe

Its not the programs its the Elitist attitudes of the people that work there.

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To fix Intel's firmware fiasco, wait for Christmas Eve or 2018

WibbleMe

So I'm not upgrading until 2019... oh hello AMD

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Chainmail tires re-invent the wheel to get future NASA rovers rolling

WibbleMe

I bet they still wont stand up to UK roads

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DNS resolver 9.9.9.9 will check requests against IBM threat database

WibbleMe

How to change your black ops servers IP address to Google.com or ibm.com "nano /etc/hosts" and apply new IP

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WibbleMe

So is this going to be a force for good or just another Block you serve Mafia pretending to be an anti spam service, just because you do not pay for an office or gmail service.

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Splitting off Google Shopping wouldn't fix the pay-to-play problem

WibbleMe

For once I am supporting the big buy Google, having written scripts for and used the smaller comparison sites for clients it seems that are woefully over priced compared to google, perhaps this could be their problem more than they realise.

Content is king if your store has crap, it is crap.

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If your websites use WordPress, put down that coffee and upgrade to 4.8.3. Thank us later

WibbleMe

600 WP websites... Automatic Update plugin does it all for me. Im in bed.

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EU law bods closer to baking new 'cookie law' after battle

WibbleMe

The EU cookie law also called the "this is what happens when you have an unelected MORON making up laws"

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AI is worth learning and not too tricky – if you can get your head around key frameworks

WibbleMe

The whole point of AI is that the AI makes the framework, the coding and then your job.

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Forget One Windows, Microsoft says it's time to modernize your apps

WibbleMe

Here's a tip Microsoft... stop changing your apps layout (such as office) it pisses the end user off instead spend money on "Skin" to make them look awesome, clearly something lacking with the shitty metro theme, I was making blocks when I was 3.

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UK.gov not quite done with e-cigs, announces launch of new inquiry

WibbleMe

I have a VW Golf and its clear if the car in front is using ecigs then my car filter does not get purge them from the incoming air giving me 100% passive smoking.

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Boss visited the night shift and found a car in the data centre

WibbleMe

Every night was poker night.. all 20 of us for a major computer manufacture lol

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Physicists win Nobel Prize for spotting ripples in fabric of space-time

WibbleMe

Nukes create tachyons that travel backwards in time creating a ripple waring us of the appending apocalypses.

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WordPress has adverse reaction to Facebook's React.js licence

WibbleMe

Re: Wordpress doesn't use React

Wordpress spits out post as JSON with WP REST (url.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts) and also uses .js for updates/plugins interaction

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WibbleMe

There are so many .js platforms out there that it wont take them long to migrate to something very similar, like Angulars MIT licence as opposed to Apache License 2.0 for React.js

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Senators call for '9/11-style' commission on computer voting security

WibbleMe

GOIP?

As a suggestion, it has many ah but yes... however GOIP blocking for the whole server might be a good start so at least general traffic from "that country" will be given the finger

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UK attorney general plans crackdown on 'trial by social media'

WibbleMe

Some one worried about Democracy?

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ICO whacks Welsh biz with £350k fine for 150 million nuisance calls

WibbleMe

350K into 150mil goes £0.002 per call way cheaper than adwords.

We need a minimum fine act such as £1 per phone call.

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Web crash and pricing errors hit Argos

WibbleMe

No this has happened before with other eshops, a transaction is contractual and legally they have to honour the sale price

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Apple: Our stores are your 'town square' and a $1,000 iPhone is your 'future'

WibbleMe

Bwahahah.... NO!

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Facebook's music plans mean you'll never leave Facebook

WibbleMe

I am going to start a holiday agency offering Facebook free vacations

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Yet another AWS config fumble: Time Warner Cable exposes 4 million subscriber records

WibbleMe

Why mention AWS so much, the service could be hosted by a cat or AWS. Its up to the company to close all doors for their apps.

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Crushed Juicero now officially a fruitless endeavor

WibbleMe

Dried fruit in the supermarket anyone?

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