* Posts by Wiltshire

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Blockchain study finds 0.00% success rate and vendors don't call back when asked for evidence

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Re: FWIW

AKA "Dead Cat Bouncing on a bungee cord"?

Microsoft: You looking at me funny? Oh, you just want to sign in

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Joke

FIDO2 dongles.

It's the dog's bollocks.

Big data at sea: How the Royal Navy charts the world's oceans

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Joke

Re: Not being a noisy neighbour

It's a noisy party.

They're having a whale of a time.

UK rail lines blocked by unexpected Windows dialog box

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Where's Windows for Warships when you need it?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/05/windows_for_warships_hits_type_23s/

Please insert disc 39 of 40...

Lucky, lucky, Westminster residents: Who better to look after your housing benefits than Capita?

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Re: Doing fewer things better...

...with few choices manged by people with big egos and small brains.

I am going to assume you meant...

....with few choice mangy people with big egos and small brains.

or..

...with few choices mangled by people with big egos and small brains.

Russian computer failure on ISS is nothing to worry about – they're just going to turn it off and on again

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Shirley comrades, Dave Akerman and Vulture Aerospace must be sending them a triple-pack of Raspberry Pi's?

ICO poised to fine Leave campaign and Arron Banks’ insurance biz £135,000

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Remainers like myself were hoping for an explosive report to blow up Brexit. Sadly it's been revealed that it’s our Remain campaign and the Lib Dems who are under investigation by the ICO for potential data breaches before the referendum. Arron Banks’ looming fines are well-deserved but almost entirely for using his Leave.EU mailing list to flog insurance after the referendum, not for activities during the campaign.

Raspberry Pi supremo Eben Upton talks to The Reg about Pi PoE woes

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Joke

It's a teenie-weeny itsy-bitsy bareboard computer, but you can keep your hat on.

Second-hand connected car data drama could be a GDPR minefield

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Wonder how any buyer of a secondhand car is supposed to know if the car has been connected?

Qualcomm, Microsoft drag apps for Win-10-on-Arm into 64-bit world

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Is it finally true? RaspberryPi.Net apps?

Social networks have already violated the spirit of GDPR

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FAIL

What's that smell?

Oh, it's just The Register. Or VultureCentral to give it it's Facebook name.

https://www.facebook.com/VultureCentral

I'll believe The Register's sincerity on this issue when they are no longer on Facebook.

Time to ditch the Facebook login: If customers' data should be protected, why hand it over to Zuckerberg?

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FAIL

Bottom-right of this very page, what do we see?

The Register

Sign up to our Newsletters

Join our daily or weekly newsletters, subscribe to a specific section or set News Alerts

And there it is : a Facebook logon option!

A big The Register mistake Shirley?

Texas residents start naming adopted drains

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It only the UK Environment Agency had thought of that in 2014. They could have had their waterways kept clear *and* reduced the damage they contributed to by (a) not dredging and (b) keeping water flow gates closed

Irish High Court slams Facebook's conduct, smacks down bid to drag out data probe

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A question for the panel:

Does one have to be a sociopath before getting a job as a FaceBook spokesperson?

Or is it the job that makes them like that?

Royal Bank of Scotland decision to axe 160+ branches linked to botched IT gig – Unite

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Devil

Re :

"A consortium that included private equity investors and the Church of England ploughed £600m into Williams & Glyn in 2013 in return for equity once it floated in an IPO, but RBS shelved plans to spin off the subsidiary due to concerns over its survival post-Brexit."

Just wondering what happened to that £600m. Will they get it back? Or is there a very special corner of Hell being prepared for the CoE Financial Advisers? I would ask my parish vicar, but he is too busy coping with the latest CoE cutbacks.

Ahem! Uber, Lyft etc: California Supremes just shook your gig economy with contractor ruling

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Joke

It's good to see that the UK plc is leading the world once again (irony icon).

We've had IR35 for how many years now?

Once upon a time, almost solely used to bash IT contractors, now being used to bash more deserving folk. Like locum GP doctors and all the people the BBC pushed onto contracts.

North will remain North for now, say geo-magnetic boffins

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Re:

They used two geologically-recent events as their model: one at Laschamp around 41,000 years ago, and the other at Mono Lake, 34,000 years ago.

There's a funny coincidence Shirley:

Milankovitch cycles (of precession and obliquity) include a 41,000 years period.

I forget what has a 34,000 year cycle. Any ideas?

Facebook suspends, investigates CubeYou, another data-harvester

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Re: Will it make any real difference though :o(

Re << If there's one thing likely to stir politicians into action its the prospect of fighting a skewed election. They certainly don't want that disadvantage. >>

What disadvantage?

They have *all* had access to the Facebook data for their campiagns. Back in 2012, it was being reported as a Good Thing and openly used by the Democratic Party.

What's changed? A few people have woken up? Some Democrats are shocked (shocked I tell you) that Trump's team did the same as them?

Which? leads decrepit email service behind barn, single shot rings out over valley

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Their mailing list is so old even Rudyard Kipling opted-out.

“I keep six honest serving men (they taught me all i knew);

Theirs names are What and Why and When And How And Where and Who.”

No mention of Which.

Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, off you go: Snout of UK space forcibly removed from EU satellite trough

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What we need is a comprehensive Defence Review.

Aha, here's one they made earlier:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKQlQlQ6_pk

Cardiff researchers get £250k to monitor Brexit hate crime on Twitter

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In related news, the Centre for Cyberhate Research and Policy is considering a rebrand as its role is expanded (thanks to more grant money).

The new name will be : Centre for Cyberhate Chat Policing (CCCP)

Any connection with any previous organisation with the same acronym and similar activities is entirely coincidental.

Google: Class search results as journalism so we can dodge Right To Be Forgotten

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Nunes FBI memo: Yep, it's every bit as terrible as you imagined

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Are my eyes deceiving me? Or did the Reg strangely miss out a chunk of the memo?

i.e. from what some have dubbed the "damning section"

I quote:

a) Neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the renewals, disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or any party/campaign in funding Steele's efforts, even though the political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior DOJ and FBI officials.

b) The initial FISA application notes Steele was working for a named U.S. person, but does not name Fusion GPS and principal Glenn Simpson, who was paid by a U.S. law firm (Perkins Coie) representing the DNC (even though it was known by DOJ at the time that political actors were involved with the Steele dossier). The application does not mention Steele was ultimately working on behalf of—and paid by—the DNC and Clinton campaign, or that the FBI had separately authorized payment to Steele for the same information.

America restarts dodgy spying program – just as classified surveillance abuse memo emerges

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Breaking news ....

FBI "Loses" Five Months Of Text Messages Between Anti-Trump Agents

https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-texts-turned-over-fbi-agent-taken-off-161343170--politics.html

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Mushroom

Re: Liar liar....

Not forgetting Hilary (as the Clinton Foundation) receiving millions as "donations" from Russians for allowing the sale of uranium to Russia...

Microsoft to rebuild Redmond campus, including cricket pitch

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WTF?

In related news, Digital Research has built a better campus.

But nobody knows where it is or how to find it.

Why is Wikipedia man Jimbo Wales keynoting a fake news conference?

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Childcatcher

"... despaired after the site had been taken over by far-right extremists. "

Will no-one show some care for the far-left extremists?

Surely they deserve some credit for all their hard work as well?

Lap-slabtop-mobes with Snapdragon Arm CPUs running Windows 10: We had a quick gander

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Does anyone know of a version of Linux that can run on these?

Is it close enough in spec to the ARM RaspberryPi to run Raspian?

'Drunk' developers delay software vendor's release

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Pint

I didn't get where I am today by being sober at work. Especially at this time of year with endless Team Xmas Lunches and Dinners...

BOFH: But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?

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Joke

Re these designer belts with a 128 gig USB3 stick built into the buckle.

That'll be my excuse for taking off my trousers in the middle of the office.

It's the only way we're going to be able to do this business-critical backup.

This could be our favorite gadget of 2017: A portable projector

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Take one king-sized white bedsheet and a ball of string.

FTFY.

Giza geezers' muon-geyser visor reveals Great Pyramid's hidden void surpriser

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Re: Do things the hard way...

They've already been invented.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36313958

Jupiter flashes pulsating southern pole, boffins understandably baffled

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Mushroom

It *must* be caused by climate change (hey, everything else is).

Stand by for an appeal to authority for a reason for a new tax.

US voting server in election security probe is mysteriously wiped

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Stand by for Al Reg bots down-voting any reports that run counter to the party line. Like (for example) the recent news in the Washington Post:

"Russian Dossier" was paid for by the Clinton Campaign…

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/clinton-campaign-dnc-paid-for-research-that-led-to-russia-dossier/2017/10/24/226fabf0-b8e4-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html

Meanwhile, stories are still breaking about the Russian donations to the Clinton Foundation around the time of the Uranium One deal which gave Russians part-ownership of American uranium assets. And a $500,000 speaking fee received in Russia by Bill Clinton,

"The Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees will jointly investigate the FBI’s probe into Clinton’s handling of classified documents. Meanwhile, the latter committee with the Intelligence committee will jointly probe the sale of a uranium company to a Russian firm when Clinton was Secretary of State."

More down-votes?

Tories spared fine after being told off by ICO for election telemarketing

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How to get downvoted on Al Register?

Just mention the same-style of "push polling" carried out by the GMB and Unite unions (on behalf of the Labour Party)

Sarahah anonymous feedback app told: 'You're riddled with web app flaws'

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Ha Ha Ras !

You can't find tech staff – wah, wah, wah. Start with your ridiculous job spec

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Re: The Missing Elephant

Unemployable? Age-ism?

Not here. I started my current BI/SQL job at the age of 61. My (relatively) old age and decades of scar tissue experience is proving to be a valuable asset for a rapidly-growing firm struggling to build secure, stable and scaleable systems. It's fun being a mentor as well, being able to predict the consequences, and help people Choose Wisely.

I'm old enough to be the grandfather of some of the people I'm working with, but we all get on happily. It might be because of a rather unique perk of the job, we can bring our dogs to work with us. :-) And my wife / Financial Director has no plans for me to retire for many years to come.

AMD comes out swinging, says: We're the Buster Douglas of the tech industry!

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AMD's UK press conferences will be at Hampton Wick.

Followed by an AMD-sponsored pro-celebrity cricket match at Lords.

The bowler's Holding, the batman's Willey.

The umpire is Hampton.

Want to keep in contact with friends and family without having to sell your personal data?

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Sounds like a job for a Raspberry Pi + 10 inch display?

ICO fines Morrisons for emailing customers who didn't want to be emailed

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The crucial weasel-phrase is "implied consent".

I once worked in a place with a mailing list of c. 3 million people. We (in IT) looked at the ICO guidelines on marketing preferences (optins). We told the Marketing Team that if we took the guidelines literally, it meant (a) we should now only mail c.10K of the names on the existing list, and (b) new account registration forms should not have the "send me spam" checkbox ticked by default. The Marketing Team shat themselves. They decided we had "implied consent" to carry on emailing all the accounts. By adding more things to opt-out of. Educational mailings, professional development mailings, third-party material mailings, and so on. With obscure unsubscribe links that automagically went to a data-silo that strangely never got sync'd with the live database.

Just don't call them Marketing optins, OK?

The future of Python: Concurrency devoured, Node.js next on menu

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Linux

I'd like to tell you about the scaled-out racks of Raspberry Pi 3's we've built. Running web servers written only in Python 3. Generating async dynamic server-side code, with not even a single line of Javascript. But I've signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement. So I better not tell you.

Florida man is world's fastest flasher: Just 53 quintillionths of a sec

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Coat

That's just about long enough to capture an image of my pay going into my bank account. Just before my spouse and children spend it.

Our day with Larry Page: Embedded with one of the world's richest men

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I didn't get where I am today by remembering anything about the Google business. Or how it got started. Or who the original sponsors were. As mentioned in print in Byte Magazine many years ago now. But now "disappeared" from Google's own history.

Crashed RadioShack flogs off its IPv4 stash

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Re: Arthur Daly Sales Ltd

This time next year, Rodney, we'll be IP billionaires.

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Re: Arthur Daly Sales Ltd

Re your friend Arthur and the 192.168.*.* blocks

Strange. I've just bought some of those from Trotter's Independent Traders.

Fresh cotton underpants fix series of mysterious mainframe crashes

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I can see how one might get into an Uber-load of trouble these days by asking one's female colleagues to remove their clothing. An Industrial Tribunal might be unimpressed by the defense line "But I was only trying to protect the IT equipment"

Blighty's first aircraft carrier in six years is set to take to the seas

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Re "Or host a rave party in the lower decks..."

How about The Village People?

They are already on a Euro 2017 tour, scheduled to perform somewhere nearby sometime soon.

https://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/village-people

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Is HMS Troutbridge part of the QE's escort?

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Re: Ma be a silly question

As experienced by Captain Kirk on the USS Zumwalt?

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