* Posts by cantankerous swineherd

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Total Inability To Support User Phones: O2 fries, burning data for 32 million Brits

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giff gaff a lousy advert for a network run by me. luckily gg tell me some of my colleagues are engineers and they're all over it.

Ericsson not a good advert for Erlang it seems.

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Re: Awkward

so the finger points at the n00b?

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Re: Backup?

but is it open source?

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The British Home Office was warned about its crappy data management – then Windrush happened

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the home office is staffed by proto totalitarian racists and needs cleaning out.

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GCHQ pushes for 'virtual crocodile clips' on chat apps – the ability to silently slip into private encrypted comms

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next up, gchq issue tender notice for 60000000 pairs of virtual crocodile clips.

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"The service provider usually controls the identity system" - this is a problem, yes.

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Facebook spooked after MPs seize documents for privacy breach probe

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paging nick clegg

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Excuses, excuses: Furious MPs probe banking TITSUPs*

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politicians grandstanding and emitting hot air, signifying nothing.

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Civil rights group says Oracles, Tapads and Experians get let off for wanton info-sucking

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this is going nowhere. uk gov use all these sources as part of their program of spying on the entire population.

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DXC: Everything is going to plan, too well in fact... we've chopped so many staff, our IT projects are now behind

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Re: Hmm...

have you thought of going into management?

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Dutch cops hope to cuff 'hundreds' of suspects after snatching server, snooping on 250,000+ encrypted chat texts

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"a custom implementation" - red flag right there. I'm reliably informed that crypto is hard.

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Web Foundation launches internet hippie manifesto: 'We've lost control of our data, it is being used against us'

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el reg biting the hand...

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30 spies dead after Iran cracked CIA comms network with, er, Google search – new claim

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oxymoronic

"secret website" - should have made the appropriate incantations to robots.txt obv.

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Now Europe wants a four-million-quid AI-powered lie detector at border checkpoints

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if they've got one of your kidneys in it you're good to go.

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sooner they stop those Lancastrians infiltrating via the woodhead pass tbe better.

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The D in Systemd stands for 'Dammmmit!' A nasty DHCPv6 packet can pwn a vulnerable Linux box

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now try getting a dual boot devuan / win 10 laptop set up...

us grey beards don't have long enough lives to become vetern admins.

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Congrats from 123-Reg! You can now pay us an extra £6 or £12 a year for basically nothing

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look like one for the competition and markets people or trading standards.

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It's a cert: Hundreds of big sites still unprepared for starring role in that Chrome 70's show

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internet to chrome: come on if you think you're hard enough.

good effort by google, not sure it'll get anywhere even amongst chrome users.

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UK.gov asks biz for ideas on how to 'overcome' data privacy concerns in NHS

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allow patients to attach pictures of kittens to their world readable medical records.

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DWP CIO and chief digi officer Mayank Prakash quits

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rearrange the following words

ship rat sinking leaving

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The Reg chats with Voyager Imaging Team member Dr Garry E Hunt

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Re: Perspective

never underestimate the bandwidth of a Boeing 747 full of magnetic tape.

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nasty case of genocide if you ask me, but I wasn't there.

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Southport: Come for a round of golf, stay for the flesh-eating STIs

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big Frank's sausage unavailable for legal reasons. haven't tried the genital eating ulcers owing to a castration complex.

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London's Gatwick Airport flies back to the future as screens fail

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the with the walkie talkie at the whiteboard had a connection.

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resilience at its best. most services just shrug their shoulders when the digger hits the fibre optic. regular tweeting of the whiteboard would have been a bonus!

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Drama as boffins claim to reach the Holy Grail of superconductivity

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said it before I'll say it again

in other news, email is garbage and should be nuked from orbit.

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Too many leftover screws? Ikea website backend goes TITSUP

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Re: Cheeky price rises too...

so the price increase update is fubar?

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Oz government offers privacy concessions on MyHealth Record

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kelsey's money making scheme still intact.

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Politicians fume after Amazon's face-recog AI fingers dozens of them as suspected crooks

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Re: Applause

can they put the guns away first though?

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Only a day late and a dollar short, Google: Now its cloud cozies up to Microsoft's GitHub

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Melody Meckfessel is a character invented by Verity Stob and ICMFP.

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MyHealth Record rollout saga shambles on: ALP wants it put on hold

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hope Oz can't deport Kelsey, because we don't want him back.

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Engineers, coders – it's down to you to prevent AI being weaponised

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imagine the squealing if the norks had a drone floating about over the USA.

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UK spies broke law for 15 years, but what can you do? shrugs judge

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govt to plebs: laws are for the little people.

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Capita strikes again: Bug in UK-wide school info management system risks huge data breach

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god help them when little bobby drop tables turns up.

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Re: Crapita

no need to test anything, matching on name alone was bound to fail. absolute muppetry.

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Fix this faxing hell! NHS told to stop hanging onto archaic tech

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Re: User story

so not a solution really.

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BGP hijacker booted off the Internet's backbone

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in other words, the internet is broken.

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Cancelled in Crawley? At least your train has free Wi-Fi now, right?

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Re: 50MB over what time ?

virgin ecml's wifi sign on page used to have tiny map and speedo display, lner may have carried this over?

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London's top cop isn't expecting facial recog tech to result in 'lots of arrests'

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have to say she doesn't have a very good record identifying people. and it's not so much the "lots of arrests" we need to worry about, but the random shootings by anonymous and unaccountable cops.

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UK.gov is not being advised by Google. Repeat. It is not being advised by Google

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this is about flogging people's health records. targeted adverts for quack cancer doctors? fantastic revenue stream right there, especially if you ration nhs treatment.

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Visa fingers 'very rare' data centre switch glitch for payment meltdown

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istr a Charlotte Hogg leaving the bank of England under a cloud? nice to see she's managed to get another gig if so.

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

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identity cards? go and get fucked.

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Shiny new Capita boss to UK.gov: I know you are but what am I?

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I see they've got the traditional pension deficit, presumably loads of goodwill on the balance sheet as well.

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Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist

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my fingerprint lock is invincible to people with no fingers. ask me how.

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'Tesco probably knows more about me than GCHQ': Infosec boffins on surveillance capitalism

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Re: Tesco Does Not Know More About Me

sainsburys will inform the DWP you've been doing your shopping and you'll be sanctioned.

don't get ill, don't get old.

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Max Schrems is back: Facebook, Google hit with GDPR complaint

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Re: Oh yes...

only the finest popcorn being processed here kind sir.

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UK Home Office's £885m crim records digi effort: A 'masterclass in incompetence'

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this is what happens when you let managers run things.

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Trio indicted after police SWAT prank call leads to cops killing bloke

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Re: Lock ‘em up

the cops certainly should be.

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Boffins urge Google to drop military deal after Googlers storm out over AI-based super-drones

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looks like my next phone will be an apple one.

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Sort your spending habits out, UK Ministry of Defence told over £20bn black hole

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Re: I love the smell of Austerity in the morning.

nothing magical about 100% debt to gdp:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8b/UK_GDP.png

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