* Posts by cantankerous swineherd

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One click and you're out: UK makes it an offence to view terrorist propaganda even once

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sodium chlorate and sugar

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you're all nicked.

British cops told to scrap 'discriminatory' algorithms in policing

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lots of police on patrol hereabouts.

mind how you go.

I'm a crime-fighter, says FamilyTreeDNA boss after being caught giving folks' DNA data to FBI

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wouldn't be in the least bit surprised to find the NHS in league with the plods.

Having AI assistants ruling our future lives? That's so sad. Alexa play Despacito

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Re: OTT

just turn it upside down.

Germany has a problem with the entire point of Amazon's daft Dash buttons – and bans them

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amazon are abusive, do not use.

No plain sailing for Anon hacktivist picked up by Disney cruise ship: 10 years in the cooler for hospital DDoS caper

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kidnapping pretty despicable imo, especially when practiced by a hospital.

You were told to clean up our systems, not delete 8,000 crucial files

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Re: xfer

complete with .com files doomed never to run again.

NHS England claims it will be all-digital within the decade

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went to see a doctor the other day, he was more interested in tapping away in the computer than dealing with me.

digitisation is nothing to do with patient care.

Staff sacked after security sees 'suspect surfer' script of shame

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Re: Access Denied

powergen Italia was my favourite.

London Gatwick Airport reopens but drone chaos perps still not found

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pictures or it didn't happen.

Waymo presents ChauffeurNet, a neural net designed to copy human driving

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short story: artificial intelligence is stupid.

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?

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.

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.

Facebook spooked after MPs seize documents for privacy breach probe

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paging nick clegg

Excuses, excuses: Furious MPs probe banking TITSUPs*

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politicians grandstanding and emitting hot air, signifying nothing.

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.

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?

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DWP CIO and chief digi officer Mayank Prakash quits

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rearrange the following words

ship rat sinking leaving

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.

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.

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!

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.

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?

Oz government offers privacy concessions on MyHealth Record

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kelsey's money making scheme still intact.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Re: User story

so not a solution really.

BGP hijacker booted off the Internet's backbone

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in other words, the internet is broken.

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?

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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