* Posts by Prst. V.Jeltz

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Moneysupermarket fined £80,000 for spamming seven million customers

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Re: £80,000 for sending 7.1 million

I dare say that board member would then mysteriously receive an £80k bonus for "going beyond the call of duty"

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Re: Personally speaking,

Yeah I'd heard that , but it didnt seem to work.

Ive got myname@yahoo.co.uk , but it didn't seems to want to receive anything sent to retailerX.myname@yahoo.co.uk

(if thats what you meant)

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User filed fake trouble tickets to take helpful sysadmin to lunches

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Re: Not exactly a *customer* thankyou...

" a very large bag of beer."

I can usually be swayed with a bag of beer, but that and all the other little cakes and trinkets mentioned in these comments illustrate that none of us are getting proportionate rewards.

Im sure that Finance director could tell you , if not straight away then after his incident report , how many thousands they were losing per hour . Multiply that by 3 day call out and reconfig time , subtract price of bag of beer . profit.

Bonuses are only for those w bankers

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Re: Has a customer ever apologised to you?

Yes they have - apologised for it being something incredibly simple that didn't warrant a support visit. You must have had those?

I have learned to subtly act all like "Aw shucks , you wernt to know , that on and off switch can be real tricky to the none professional"

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Volterman 'super wallet': The worst crowdsource video pitch of all time?

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Re: So instea of a phone with a case with a wallet area in it...

Funny you should say that - on my screen anyway theres an ad just to the right for such a thing.

well, its a beltknife ... close!

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'Coke dealer' called us after his stash was stolen – cops

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Re: Florida Man

Well as a race that crawled out of the primordial mud ...

Cant improve on perfection! :D

You monkeys should never have come down from the trees. In fact the trees were a bad idea ....

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Re: Florida Man

Some crimes should be punishable by death. Why? To try and maintain a continuing rise in the average IQ of the population.........

Ah ,you mean like watching

Love Island

I'm a Celebrity get me out of here

Made in Chelsea

The Only Way is Essex

etc

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UK.gov watchdog didn't red flag any IT projects. And that alone should be a red flag to everyone

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Re: Dodgy Conjunction?

So how's that working out for you?

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Disneyland to become wretched hive of scum and villainy

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Re: Disney

I dunno , McDonalds would give Disney a run for their money in the child exploitation stakes.

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you dont say

haha , you all fell into the authors trap. U been trolled, bitches.

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Another Brexit cliff edge: UK.gov warned over data flows to EU

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Re: Banking

ok , so comply with them. It's only the same as if we didnt leave. we are already doing it.

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Ok, thanks for the examples guys.

Which basically means the EU will be deciding its data protection rules without UK input but if the UK wants to do business with EU countries it has to implement those rules anyway.

So the UK might end up with tougher data protection rules as a result.

Tougher? oh no! isnt that a good thing? They arnt going to make them ridiculous just to piss us off, because everyone in europe will be living by them too.

Unless we can ensure the EU that we as a country can ...

Really? Because I'm pretty sure I could buy a product made in china where they probably have less regulations on said product , because they have deliberately manufactured it to meet UK/EU standards.

Also If I wanted to purchase some stuff from a dodgy foreign website hosted in a country with no laws for storing data ,say, dealextreme.com , I was under the impression I could.

..and anyway , like all these leaving the EU fear campaign stories , the easysiest way would be to make our standards match the EU , better yet , just follow the same rules even when not a member.

With all the laws and regs that will have to be redefined into uk law when we leave - just put a standing order on it : Rules the same as EU regs until we get around to looking at them.

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"There are options to restrict what data gets passed,"

Sorry Collins . still not getting it . Can anyone give an example?

Do you mean like , the EU might ban holding credit card numbers?

Or , they might ban storing someones address outside the EU?

They might insist on x amount of encryption?

They might restrict storage to 30 days?

what? what?

example ... please

I've never heard of laws regulating transit of data , just storage of it . although there was that business with the eu "safe zone" or something ...

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What data ? whats the problem?

I just cant get the gist of this article.

Why do we want to "influence" the EUs data protection rules?

Do we influence khazakstans? or Australias?

I really dont understand the problem , the way I see it any "Leaving EU" panic can be reduced to simply "what do other contries not in the EU do?"

Its not like we're leaving the planet , just the EU - amd even when we've left it'll still be there , so you can still go skiiing , or buy a BMW , after all Americans and Argentinians do.

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The curious case of a Tesla smash, Autopilot blamed, and the driver's next-day U-turn

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Re: Hmm

"If you don’t say anything, the car will look at your calendar and take you there as the assumed destination or just home if nothing is on the calendar. "

Jesus thats a step too far isnt it? whats the fking point of that? Is it for people too lazy to tell the car where they want to go? Its automation for the sake of it that will be a hinderance more often than a help , Like that F******** paperclippy.

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John McAfee plans to destroy Google. Details? Ummm...

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Re: We are not numbers. I'm not a statistic

We are not numbers. I'm not a statistic

Yes you are. Get over it .

" but I for one have no desire to be treated as if that would be all that I am"

Well what do you want instead? Google calls you by your fist name if you log in . very nice. Given they have literally billions of customers - what more could you be?

Google tells me where stuff is - it does what i wanted it to . I dont give a shit if they note down "ooh thats the 300th search for 'mcafee' today" , and the 30th from region x

you'll have to excuse google if they dont want to get the to know the real you - they have a lot of people to see. And in the grand scheme of things , I'm nothing special. I'm a statistic .

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Radiohead hides ZX Spectrum proggie in OK Computer re-release

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Re: Only a British would use a ZX spectrum for music...

@vic

Now i've got my own 2 downvotes for speculating why you got your 2 downvotes.

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Re: Only a British would use a ZX spectrum for music...

I'm not one of your downvoters but, maybe it was because you didnt specify wether or not you were guessing that LDS wasnt a native english speaker?

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Looks like like Radiohead are doing their best to finish it off with crap like that

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Re: Not saved as an autorun program?

Having read that comment I had to go back and watch the video.

Jeez! "sub-school-playground nonsense" indeed!

That is terrible. You cant even tell if its doing what its supposed to (without analysing the code ) as the output does , well , i dunno i'm lost for words . Is it a "Crashed spectrum program" simulator?

or an "audio visual experience designed to offend both senses to the max" (not a wise move for a "band")?

It's akin to Joe Pasquale's song "I know a song that will get on your nerves" except more efficient.

The surviving spectrum community will be heaving into Miner Willy's toilet!

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8 out of 10 cats fear statistics – AI doesn't have this problem

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I shall throw my hat in the ring and see if i can explain it a different and hopefully simpler way...

Look at how many ways you can get to your total

12 - 6+6

11 - 6+5 or 5+6

04 - 2+2 or 2+2 or 3+1 or 1+4

07 - 6+1 or 1+6 or 3+4 or 4+3 or 5+5 or 5+2

08 - 6+2 or 2+6 or 5+3 or 3+5 or 4+4 so a lot more likely!

No , wait this could be easier . Lets just look at how many ways dice one could land and you could still make your total with the second dice , (at 6 to 1.)

To get a 12 D1 needs to be 6

To get a 11 D1 can be 6 or 5

To get a 04 D1 can be 1 or 2 or 3

To get a 07 D1 can be 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6

To get a 08 D1 can be 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6

I therefore conclude the odds of getting a 7 are the same as an 8. Is that true? im pretty confused now!

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Facebook users pwnd by phone with account recovery vulnerability

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So hows this "hack" work exactly ?

So hows this work? ... A determind scammer with a good scam up his sleave , just needs to access someones (anyones) facebook account to kick it off. Does he buy a load of phones hoping that one of the numbers he gets will have been used on facebook?

How does he know which account he has the phone for? Oh , im guessing facebook told the guy in their "come back!" text ?

Or can you just go on the site and click on "I forgot my Username but my phone number is..."

I can see theres some holes there but a ner-do-well would heve to get lucky... (which , yes i know , is not a valid security policy)

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" I don't know of a single website other than Facebook that lets me recover an account with a phone number, and then not change the password."

Try Yahoo mail

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"Many of my less tech-savvy friends never remove phone numbers, they just keep adding their new number when they switch carriers or move,"

Why the hell would you not take your previous number with you? Unless you're a serial spouse-cheater-onner , or some kind of criminal?

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User left unable to type passwords after 'tropical island stress therapy'

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Re: but inquiring minds must know

I dont know how thats relevent , but I'll join a Firefly conversation anyime.

Answer - we'll never know cos of those ******s at Fox

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Re: One week at Bigger Blue.

What i took from the bigger blue story was the graduate came thinking he was working in IT , turned out he a was a cable grunt.

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What can you do with adult VR, some bronze gears and a robotic thumb? On a Friday?

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Not a computer , nut a similarly old clever clockwork gizmo:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South-pointing_chariot

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Alan Turing Institute bags a Cray Urika-GX to crunch numbers for next-gen tech boffinry

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" This can be used to discover relationships between objects in a graph."

At last those damned liars the statisticians will no longer be able to pull the wool over our eyes!

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What did OVH learn from 24-hour outage? Water and servers do not mix

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Well , "we spilled some water on it, but backup worked eventually" sounds a whole lot better than "we got pwned" and possibly lost / compromised data.

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Re: Pure water isn't so bad...

"The fish dying would make it not-pure water."

Ah, so it would then support fish 2.0?

How many ohms are we looking at to not conduct?

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Re: Pure water isn't so bad...

so if i got an old motherboard and dipped it in a fish tank ( not the PSU i guess, I'll just dangle it in via the low voltage side wires) what would happen?

Can i put a fish in?

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Good luck building a VR PC: Ethereum miners are buying all the GPUs

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I beg to differ

"A GTX 750ti is nowhere near fast enough to run VR unfortunately!"

I know its an old comment / story an no one will ever read it but ....what?

They did VR in the early 90s .

my phone in a cardbox does VR.

surely you dont need much resolution if two little screens are right near your eyes?

if I can play a 3D game at 1080p surely you can put it on 2 lttle screens at 480x640 or whatever.

Basically - It depends what quality u want yes?

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Ethereum? Where did they come up with that?

"Captain , unless we get a new supply of Ethereum ore , the reactors will go critical in 2 hours!"

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re my 750ti

" The prices of second hand 980tis (for instance) have gone up considerably recently "

Yeah - looks like i picked the wrong time to upgrade. I shopped around I started out thinking I might get an secondhand 8 or a 9 . Did loads of reseach , looked at performance graphs etc

https://www.geforce.com/Active/en_US/shared/images/products/shared/lineup.png

My conclucsion: "Blimey these things never lose any value! - I'll just get the bottom end 750 , thats nearly falling off the bottom of this chart - its still better than an AMD EAH5570"

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€100 'typewriter' turns out to be €45,000 Enigma machine

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Re: My Find

Well I have all the HHGTTG books in their original covers :p

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Dell gives world its first wireless-charging laptop if you buy $580 extra kit

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Re: I've never understood this

" A wireless charger might be useful."

no, no it wont . It is a total gimmick , one that uses a lot of extra hardware , and probably power for absolutley zero benefit. look past the hype.

It is NOT WIRELESS - there is still a wire going from the pad to the plughole

note - plughole still required

It is still forgettable - this is not a cure for forgetting your charging wire .

If people thing there are going to be magic charging pads all over the place then no , no there wont , not without standardisation , in which case they may as well standardise a plug on a wire - much cheaper and more likely to be taken up.

Your laptop has a battery for when you need it to be wireless. (same as your wireless mouse)

This is a soluion to a problem that dosent exist.

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Re: Regardless of the price, the idea is good

" I strongly suspect that a charging system such as this will not be anything like as efficient"

I agree . Gimmick . Probly find out in 20 years that the massive hysterysis field required to pass the current an inch or so from the matt to the device makes your balls drop off.

Also , that entire battery life / train conversation is irrelevent. Standardised matts are not required - plug holes that are not on the train ceiling are.

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Ransomware-slinging support scammers hire local cash mule in Oz

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Fraudulently set up a company

Anyone who owns more than one company has fraudulently set up a company in my opinion , but not the law's opinoin. The way I see it the only reason you'd have more than one is so that you get more chances to go bankrupt, leaving honest suppliers / customers in debt .

This scam ranges from the corner shop owner with a couple of small businesses , to multinational conglomerates of "holdings" and "groups" , often these child companies themselves are multi company companys.

The way I see it if a company goes bust any brother / sister / parent companies should be on the hook until debts are paid.

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Judge used personal email to send out details of sensitive case

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Re: "Internet e-mail is not a secure medium..."

" throw them out the window"

" so the bar is raised to ankle height: "

very droll

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BOFH: That's right. Turn it off. Turn it on

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Re: The power of suggestion

I'm gonna start putting backspaces into passwords to see if any of the users clock on.

"yes sir , your new password is P W D backspace 1 2 3 backspace num-lock"

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Google blows $800k on bots to flood the UK with 30,000 'articles' a month

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Re: "increasing demand for consistent, fact-based insights"

think I'll write a plugin for adblock that entirely blocks domains that are "out and out bullshit , auto generated clickbait sites" . It would work by by counting how many pages you have to navigate to read one "article". Often a clue is in the title . If the clickbaity title is "10 blankiest blanks" you can be sure you will be trawling through ten pages jam packed with adverts spending more time looking for the content in the sea of adverts then reading the content . then press next x10

Of course , we all knew that and instictively disregard such links.

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Re: Fuck Google

It'll be nice when they finish those cars that can drive you home from the pub though

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Brit prosecutors ask IT suppliers to fight over £3 USB cable tender

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Re: different sectors

whatnow? yeah i guess they need to be charities because all those kids that go to Eaton and Gordonstoun can barely afford school dinner

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Re: different sectors

". All spending is heavily audited to prevent any dodgy dealing and ensure best value for money. "

Yeah just seems it dosent usually come out that way does it?

I'm sure private companies want to prevent dodgy dealing and get value for money too, but at the same time they realise a £1.99 hdmi cable from amazon will arrive 2 weeks quicker and £20 cheaper

Private schools are notoriously fluid ( slap dash) at any sort of procedure or order or ryhme or rythm i found, but i have also worked for huge private IT contracting companies - you know the ones - and they have as much bureaucracy as a public institution , although more efficient. They can afford to do that though because they are mostly guzzling at the government trough so are effectively public financed.

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But where does the Bursar get his dried frog pills?

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Re: USB A, Male to Male? I don't think you really want one of them

I cant remember the specifics of USB , but I do know that if no one technical has spoken to the end user who requested it , you can guarantee thats not what they want. Not even close. They'll be trying to plug their printer in using a HDMI cable , and trying to ram it into a vga socket or some such shit , and at the end of the day they dont even need a printer because their's big economical one down the hall, but they cant be arsed walking to it , added to which they dont even need to print at all because the only reason they are trying to print that document is so they can feed it into the fucking fax machine , despite there being an e-fax solution on the PC for when the luddites they are trying to communicate with (probably a finance dept) cant use email.

Asked why they do it that way the user will say "because we've always done it that way"

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Ker-ching! NotPetya hackers cash out, demand 100 BTC for master decrypt key

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initial attack vector

"A poisoned update to a Ukrainian tax software program"

Well how did it get there?

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Britain's warhead-watcher to simulate Trident nukes with Atos supercomputer

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Re: Simulated testing

Makes you wonder what the output is like. Is it teraflops of pretty fiery explosion gfx? or a little ticker tape pops out of the thing saying:

Results for 50kt test 2:

Blast Raduis: 2 miles

EMP: 3000 kg m^2 / A s^3

Suntan factor 50: 20 miles

Commie scaring factor: 6/10

Mutant Duration: 1000 years

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Nationwide banking suffers its own Black Wednesday

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" I realised it was about Nationwide, not Natwest."

is it? oh , then i take back my earlier post, the NW i referred to was Nat West.

well i guess i dont need to take it back now its clear those clowns were Nat West

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are they still around?

I left NW about 25 years ago when a £20 charge for going overdrawn took me overdrawn,prompting another £20 charge which took me overdrawn again. Despite me infoming them that i was only going overdrawn because of their charges for going overdrawn , and them refunding them , they didnt seem to be able to stop the snowball effect from reaching critical mass.

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