* Posts by cantankerous swineherd

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UK.gov demands urgent answers as TSB IT meltdown continues

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branches. cheques. cash.

use them or lose them.

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It's not you, it's Big G: Sneaky spammers slip strangers spoofed spam, swamp Gmail sent files

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email: just say no.

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Cutting custody snaps too costly for cash-strapped cops – UK.gov

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the home office are lying.

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ID theft in UK hits record high as crooks shift to more vulnerable targets

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it's fraud by misrepresentation you dolts, get it right.

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Data watchdog fines Brit council £120k for identifying 943 owners of vacant property

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Re: I apologize for being ignorant in this...

which law says this?

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eh? the land registry is open, ownership of properties is public knowledge?

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Sorry spooks: Princeton boffins reckon they can hide DNS queries

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Re: Oh Good Grief

downvote for the something to hide gibe: the fact that your current stance is acceptable to TPTB doesn't give immunity for all time.

however, have to agree with some of it, I see no reason to trust CAs and given that you eventually get to naughty.com I can't see how you can hide that fact other than by using tor.

I think a look at the threat model would give some clarity.

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El Reg deep dive: Everything you need to know about UK.gov's pr0n block

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Re: Still at it

your triumphalism is unwarranted. but nice try.

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I see a bright future for "ancillary services".

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Facebook confirms Cambridge Analytica stole its data; it’s a plot, claims former director

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mug punter: this is a subject access request tell me everything

ca: why, we have nothing on you mr punter, hth hand

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Hate to add to the wanky jargon – but your digital transformation is actually a bolt-on

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alternatively, put some humans in the loop who can jfdi.

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"While it's hard to fault the ambition of Lloyds"

let me help you with that. the object of the exercise is to improve the flow of cash to firstly directors and, a distant second, shareholders. this is achieved by getting rid of buildings full of people who were sufficiently intelligent and well trained to do things like, oh, entering a new address into a database. this laughably old fashioned way of doing business was replaced by a series of robots programmed to say things like "we're experiencing extremely high call volumes at the moment" and sending emails requesting information from no-reply addresses.

the ambition to divert more money into directors pockets has been achieved by saving huge amounts of money on people and buildings. any impact on customer service is spun by mindless pr droids wittering about new ways of working.

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Woe Canada: Rather than rise from the ashes, IBM-built C$1bn Phoenix payroll system is going down in flames

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"software functioning as intended" well yes, obviously hugely profitable.

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23,000 HTTPS certs will be axed in next 24 hours after private keys leak

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the internet is unsuitable for anything serious.

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Brit spooks slammed over 'gentlemen's agreement' with telcos to get mass comms data

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and don't forget the spooks have an unlimited budget for ladies underwear.

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Flappy Friday for Stack Overflow as outage woes run on

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http://www.rosettacode.org/wiki/Rosetta_Code is still up.

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Crunch time: Maplin in talks to sell the business

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any word on the pension deficit?

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James Damore's labor complaint went over about as well as his trash diversity manifesto

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Re: re the fluffy little women can't hack it nonsense.

lots of bros who collectively couldn't make 1% of the contribution that woman did.

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re the fluffy little women can't hack it nonsense.

twitter thread "about Constance Tipper, 1st woman faculty @Cambridge_Eng whose work helped feed Britain during WW2"

https://mobile.twitter.com/paulcoxon/status/878169235188584448

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Re: controversial bro-grammer ?

social justice eh? who needs it?

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KFC: Enemy of waistlines, AI, arteries and logistics software

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so unfurling a no entry sign will just stop the cars?

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UK mobile customers face inflation-busting price hike

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so 10% above rpi would be "in line with inflation"?

the price of potatoes goes up, so mobile phone calls are suddenly more expensive to provide?

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Bloke sues Microsoft: Give me $600m – or my copy of Windows 7 back

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"Windows 7 retains a sizable market share according to web estimates."

add 1 to this number for my win7 work machine that nevver touches the internet.

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Crypto-gurus: Which idiots told the FBI that Feds-only backdoors in encryption are possible?

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Re: Straightforward Enough

don't dig for gold, sell shovels.

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UK Home Sec Amber Rudd unveils extremism blocking tool

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looking forward to this flagging up tom and jerry cartoons.

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Boffins upload worm's brain into a computer, teach it tricks

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look forward to seeing the video of the amazing nematode circus.

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UK ICO, USCourts.gov... Thousands of websites hijacked by hidden crypto-mining code after popular plugin pwned

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JavaScript. just say no.

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You can resurrect any deleted GitHub account name. And this is why we have trust issues

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as stated above, if the code is that important to you then create a fork, update as necessary. if it disappears upstream ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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No sh*t, Sherlock! Bloke suspected of swallowing drug stash keeps colon schtum for 22 DAYS

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so the court is compelling him to incriminate himself?

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Peers approve Brit film board as pr0n overlords despite concerns

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anonymous age verification.

thinks.

thinks again.

interesting concept.

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Just can't catch a break, can ya, Capita? Shares tumble 40% amid yet another profit warning

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Re: Massive share price and recently hired new CEO...

and 1.6 billion of "good will" on the balance sheet

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Govt 'comprehensively ignored' advice over NHS data-sharing deal

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nhs digital will carry on regardless, they're run by an arse covering ex home office civil servant.

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Thar she blows: Strava heat map shows folk on shipwreck packed with 1,500 tonnes of bombs

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Re: Water movement?

don't try this at home, children.

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Zombie … in SPAAACE: Amateur gets chatty with 'dead' satellite

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software and commands to potentially operate the mission

plus something to put the floppy disk in?

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Ex-staffer sues UK's DWP, claims superior blabbed confidential medical info

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so why are you still there?

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Google can't innovate anymore, exiting programmer laments

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such is life

thats the way of the world

and suchlike platitudes

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IT 'heroes' saved Maersk from NotPetya with ten-day reinstallation bliz

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assuming the backups weren't corrupted...

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Re: 20% drop going to manual

IT the core system?

the one that sends emails that can't be replied to?

that says we're experiencing extremely high call volumes 24/7?

that turns employees into robots mindlessly reciting words on a screen?

the one that ensures your details can never be updated because the system won't let me?

I'm seeing a huge competitive advantage here, at a modest cost, resulting in a more effective and resilient organisation.

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Re: 20% drop going to manual

spending the extra to get rid of the computers, thereby improving the quality of service looks like a good move?

no more robotic emails or dumb chatbots telling you they're passionate about customer service, you'd get to talk to someone who could actually do something. back to the future.

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Scumbag who tweeted vulnerable adults' details is hauled into court

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Re: Threatened the ICO ?

it's their (your) professional duty to refuse to do these things.

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and the probation officer with the usb stick gets off scot free?

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Home Office admits it sent asylum seeker’s personal info to the state he was fleeing

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wow

JS got his knickers in a twist there.

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

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Re: Glitches you say....

I see integrity runs through their DNA.

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Worcestershire's airborne electronics warfare wonderland

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important as radar was, it required command and control, arguably where the Brits won.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowding_system

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Brit transport pundit Christian Wolmar on why the driverless car is on a 'road to nowhere'

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Re: They will never work in an urban environment.

steam gives way to sail a good principle.

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Memo man Damore is back – with lawyers: Now Google sued for 'punishing' white men

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cry me a river.

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FCA 'gold-plates' EU rule, hits BYOD across entire UK finance sector

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seems like a good idea to me.

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£185k in fines rain down on dodgy PIs and claims firm for illegal data slurp

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dead easy now and perfectly legal given a little subterfuge:

https://amp.theguardian.com/money/2018/jan/08/open-banking-bank

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Proposed Brit law to ban b**tards brandishing bots to bulk-buy tickets

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interesting to see the tories interfering with the sacred workings of the market.

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'Please store the internet on this floppy disk'

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Re: That farmer...

what does the recipient of the 1.4 Mb (respect, 720K in the good old days) floppy do with it?

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