* Posts by Dave Stark

26 posts • joined 25 Jul 2007

ISPs frosty on Jacqui's comms surveillance plan

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Jacqui's oot!

According to Auntie, she's slinging her proverbial. And there was much rejoicing!

Bye bye Jacqui. You won't be missed.

BSA urges London companies to check for pirate software

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In the words of Elton John in 'Star Stories':

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck Oooooooooooooooooff.

BNP DDoS 'mega-assault' not actually mega in the least

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Chinny chin chin.

Chinny reckon /indeed/.

Western Digital slips todger to horrified Brit

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Crudely drawn cock. Always funny.

Taser use still plateau'd among firearms cops

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@ Anonymous Bastatrd

Having a go at Jacqui Smith is always relevant.

Sir Alan Sugar hails £30m 'equitable' Viglen win

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Oh God

Viglen? Memories of grotty Windows 95 machines in libraries coming back to me.

How did they make them so ugly?

Phorm boss blogs from a dark, dark place

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Loving the link from here:


to Blackbeaks blog here:


but, oh, look - Captain Blackbeak appears to have changed his mind after a little further research:



Wacky Jacqui spanked by husband

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On the couch

According the the BBC, hubby will be 'on the couch for some time'. He's probably stuck to it.

Ho ho ho.

VMware VMs cost how much?

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No love for Containers?

I have a feeling Zones on Solaris would win any virtual machine density competition.

Just don't try to patch the damn things.

Pot Noodle boils up instant doner kebab

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Reminds me of T in the Park a few years ago. The sadists at Pot Noodle were handing out Bombay Bad Boys at the entrance to the camp site.

Several thousand people. 3 and a half toilets. Spicy Pot Noodle all round.

Minister trashes ex-spook chief's liberty warning

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Job requirements

Are all Home Secretaries required to be arseholes?

Jack Straw - arsehole

Jacqui Smith - arsehole

Tony McNulty - arsehole

Small sample size, but there's a pattern in there that warrants further investigation.

Parcelforce website cold-shoulders Linux lovers

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Beware their customs payment page too - claims your transaction has failed but takes your money anyway, then lets you try again and again...

Geekerati brace for Unix timestamp milestone

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Get yo' shell on, dawg.


Lucky Mancs could get ID cards first, Jacqui declares

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Jaqui Smith...

...the only woman I have ever referred to as a 'knob end'.

The Daily Mash says it best, though...


Brit porn filter censors 13 years of net history

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If the IWF has added the Wayback Machine to its list, then all the ISPs which were hit by the Wikipedia farce should be blocking it.

My ISP (Be) blocked the Wikipedia page but isn't blocking the Wayback Machine, which makes me think that this isn't the IWF's work.

Take a hammer to your hard drive, shrieks Which?

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# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/dsb


ITV to write down Friends Reunited value, says report

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Bob Goatse, class of '99

What nobody seemed to notice was that the forms on friendsreunited didn't strip HTML out properly. Combine that with the fact that you could add non-printing characters (a BLINK tag did the job) to the start of your name to get it on the top of the list for your school/Uni/whatever, and you've got yourself a very effective goatse delivery system.

Good times.

Human rights court rules UK DNA grab illegal

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Ha ha ha ha

Get it right up ye', Jacqui.

Chinese police confirm Gome chairman quizzed over 'economic crimes'

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Also just in...

KDE chairman under house arrest.


British pilots ramp up opposition to ID cards

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I've said it before

and I'll say it again. Jacqui Smith can suck on it.


Stick health warnings on gays, says Stock Exchange chaplain

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His blog's down. Google remembers, though.

Shame that - I was looking forward to some provocative comment action.

BT's third Phorm trial starts tomorrow

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Anyone up for replacing the UID in their cookies with:

'; DROP TABLE uids;

? Also, anything to look out for in the Apache logs? After all, consent is required from both sides of a tapped conversation if the tap is to be legal.

Psychologist invents new uber-wiki

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I feel an evening of removing the word 'not' from article text is in order.

You can't link what's not there, now can you...

Engineer accidentally deletes cloud

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Aww man

I feel for the poor bastard that hosed that data.

# vxdiskadm


"Hmmm, this command's taking a bit long to return... Ah, cool, never mind. We're back."

<phone rings>

"Hello. File not found, eh? I'll take a look."

<some minutes later>

"Uhh guys. What's the difference between LUN0PRD and LUN0DEV?"

<cold sweat>


Amazon punts anal beads to UK kiddies

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New and Used

Whatever you do, don't buy the used one.

BBC Trust backs calls for Linux iPlayer

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The Beeb should just make sure it works with WINE, and all will be well.

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