* Posts by cantankerous swineherd

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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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Re: Simple solution

there we were, neandering in our valley and then some sapient homos turned up. ruined our whole day I can tell you.

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Hacking train Wi-Fi may expose passenger data and control systems

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luxury.

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It's Galileo Groundhog Day! You can keep asking the same question, but it won't change the answer

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Re: Aerospace Valley

could an arduous and protracted business if it's a genetic complaint...

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Re: Aerospace Valley

yes but higher taxes, big government and those other reasons that lord lawson and mr taxpayers alliance live in la belle France.

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There will be blood: BT to axe 13,000 employees

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just love the bit about pensions! the trustees have been well amd truly rolled.

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Password re-use is dangerous, right? So what about stopping it with password-sharing?

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Re: Password Managers?

secure yes: useable, not so much.

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sounds like they've constructed an oracle?

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Google Pay heads for the desktop... and, we fear, an inevitable flop

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ditto Amazon.

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TSB's middleware nightmare: Execs grilled on Total Sh*tshow at Bank

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as a matter of interest, are they bouncing your cheques? will they let you withdraw cash from a branch? I understand this may not be your usual MO, but I'm wondering how deep the rot is?

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we're looking at creeping privatisation of the payments system, something that's starting to bother the Swedes. a cashless society as presently conceived hands over control to a few sociopathic institutions, who will go on to screw the country mercilessly, either by malice or incompetence.

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NASA dusts off FORTRAN manual, revives 20-year-old data on Ganymede

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Re: Paper tape anyone?

veering off the topic of Jupiter's moons, Beethoven wrote some pieces for the musical clock. now available as a midi file!

https://www.flutetunes.com/tunes.php?id=168

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Re: The problem probably wasn't the software...

kermit! there's a program I'd forgotten all about.

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Newsworthy Brit bank TSB is looking for a head of infrastructure

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Re: Job Security

lending 125% of inflated valuations? not failing at all...

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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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