* Posts by RedCardinal

117 posts • joined 22 Sep 2015

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Bloke jailed for trying to blow up UK crypto-cash biz after it failed to reset his account password

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>>A 43-year-old fella

Not a geezer then? I'm disappointed...

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Now Europe wants a four-million-quid AI-powered lie detector at border checkpoints

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>>Lie detectors are not 100% accurate

Never mind 100%, lie detectors are a completely discredited technology...

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UK.gov to roll out voter ID trials in 2019 local elections

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You don't have to show ID to buy alcohol, knives or solvents unless you look underage. Also, I've never been asked to show any sort of id to book into a hotel in the UK.

Last time I claimed JSA (a few years ago now), I don' recall having to produce id either (but I could be misrembering this).

Also, there's big difference I'd suggest in having to own a passport or driving licence (i.e. photo id) and just having proof of residence (e.g. utility bills.)

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Yes, Americans, you can break anti-piracy DRM if you want to repair some of your kit – US govt

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Why do people keep buying grossly overpriced Apple crap?

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Microsoft promises a fix for Windows 10 zip file woes. In November

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>>The problem only affects extraction using Windows’ own File Explorer.

And who in their right mind would ever use that....?

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AI's next battlefield is literally the battlefield: In 20 years, bots will fight our wars – Army boffin

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Another writer who doesn't know the correct usage of "literally". Heading should read "AI's next battlefield is the battlefield..."

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Overexcitable UK ads regulator gabbles that Amazon broke EU law

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Re: Throw the book at them... Please

I buy stuff via Amazon all the time. I also never get any emails from them suggesting I might want to buy something. Perhaps that's because I don't retain cookies after logging out from Amazon.

I'd also point out that it appears to have escaped your notice that a huge number of companies sell their products to customers via Amazon. It's just not Amazon themselves...

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>>Adland’s self-regulator, a private company with no basis in law

Gave away your bias there I think.

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You know all those movies you bought from Apple? Um, well, think different: You didn't

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Would be interesting to consider whether Apple's tocs on this (and how they market and sell the movies) comply with UK consumer protection and advertising laws.

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Official: Google Chrome 69 kills off the World Wide Web (in URLs)

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Remind em again why I would want to sue Google Chrome as my browser of choice?

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BBC websites down tools and head outside into the sun for a while

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Re: Scary

I think it should go back to these schedule times now (along with all the other crap that passes for programming on the 10 million other channels)

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>>As Reg readers will know, HTTP 500 is the code for an internal server error.

Well, if we know, why are you bothering telling us....

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IT biz embezzlement brouhaha leaves bloke with $456k migraine

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Re: Steal £10 from an old lady, go to jail

If you steal millions, you're hardly poor :)

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

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What about the DWP which still insists that some documents be faxed to them...

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Brit spending watchdog brands GP Primary Support Care a 'complete mess'

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Re: and to think...

Or as well as our obesession with handing public services over to private companies so that they can make their shareholders large amounts of cash...

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Gosh! Who would have thought something involving Capita could have gone wrong....

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Scam alert: No, hackers don't have webcam vids of you enjoying p0rno. Don't give them any $$s

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You don't know what you're missing...

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Foot lose: Idiot perv's shoe-mounted upskirt vid camera explodes

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I'm confused (not for the first time!). Why did he go the police?

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Indiegogo lawyer asks ZX Spectrum reboot firm: Where's the cash?

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>>The platform confirmed to us that its corporate attorney has written to RCL seeking reimbursement from the company

Oh no! The lawyer has written a letter. Lol. They'll be trembling in fear....

*discards letter in bin*

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Cardiff chap chucks challenge at chops*-checking cops

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Re: Huh?

Anyone can be photogrpaphed in a public place without their permission being sought first. There is no legislation preventing that. If the subject wished to claim that his "right" to privacy was breached then it's open to him/her to sue the photographer (as this chap looks set to do).

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Re: Huh?

In The UK you can take anyone's photo in a public place without their permission. You can subsequently sell it or publish it if you wish,

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Aussie bloke wins right to sue Google over 'underworld' images

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Re: Can I sue?

Well Mr Scotsman...

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TSB meltdown latest: Facepalming reaches critical mass as Brits get strangers' bank letters

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And....what exactly is the ICO doing about this flagrant breach of the Data Protection Regulations?

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Ex-staffer of UK.gov dept bags payout after boss blabbed medical info to colleagues

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Re: What?

You can't have a "final written warning" if you haven't first had a written warning :)

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Navy names new attack sub HMS Agincourt

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In the interests of pedantry, it would be remiss of me not to point out that the French defeated Austria Hungary and Russia at Austerlitz and not Germnay which then was largely Prussia, Bavaria and a host of small principalities. :)

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Re: So sad

Just like 90% of the population under 30 I suspect... ;)

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I wouldn't mock too much given that Brtain has probably had more military defeats over the years than the French. Strangely enough you don't tend to hear about them in Britain...

The other fun thing about Agincourt (and Crecy) were that they were French defeats but the French not only won more battles (which again we don't tend to hear about in UK-land) during the Hundred Years War but won the war overall.... :)

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Car-crash television: 'Excuse me ma'am, do you speak English?' 'Yes I do,' replies AMD's CEO

RedCardinal

>>To be fair to Brundle, Su is probably recognizable only in the tech world,

Soooo, no story here then really?

Moving on to actual news...

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Scotland: Get tae f**k on 10Mbps Broadband USO

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Englandshire

Spot the usual uninformed comments by Englandphiles. Most of which miss the fact that if Scottish taxpayers are paying for the Scottish broadband roleout, they shouldn't then have to pay for Englands (in effect paying twice).

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He's cheesed it! French flick pirate on the lam to swerve €80m fine, two-year stretch in the clink

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Running away? Certainly sir

>>A Frenchman? Running away? Gawd, you don't say

Does Dunkirk ring any bells with you. Been a popular film about it recently - you know the Brits running away and abandoning their French ally. :P

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

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Racist troll is racist

>>The clue's in the name.....

Well done for being today's inbred racist troll. No go away and take your shite with you.

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It's 2018 and… wow, you're still using Firefox? All right then, patch these horrid bugs

RedCardinal

Re: Firefox really is the worst

I concur.

I'll stick with Firefox thanks.

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Shady US sigint base upgrade marred by stolen photograph

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what is? The photo?

I think someone needs to read up on copyright law. The photo in question is certainly NOT in the public domain (something users of Pinterest need to learn...)

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Microsoft faces Dutch crunch over Windows 10 private data slurp

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Meanwhile, the UK regulator is perfectly happy with Microsoft and it's Windows 10 info-hoover. Why are we not surprised...

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Commodore 64 makes a half-sized comeback

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I don't understand who this is aimed at. Surely any retro games fans who want to play C64 games will already being doing so - via an emulator on their pc?

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Microsoft's AI is so good it steered Renault into bottom of the F1 league

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>>steered Renault into bottom of the F1 league

>>the Renault team – running 7th out of 10 in the 2017 Formula One Constructor Standings

So which is it? Or to put it another way, does no one double-check your articles before publication?

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Developer swings DMCA sueball at foul-mouthed streamer PewDiePie

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Re: Perjury

Instead of blindly saying "fair use" I'd suggest that you actually read the legal definition of it. The allowed useage is not as broad as many people think it is.

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Argentina eyes up laser death cannon testbed warship

RedCardinal

The USS what? "Ponce" I hear you say? PONCE! ...

Bwawawawawawawa....

*cough* sorry....

Bwawawawawawawa...

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Nasty firmware update butchers Samsung smart TVs so bad, they have to be repaired

RedCardinal

Re: Go Samsung!

>>he videos are usually such poor quality that they look sketchy on my 6" phone screen, let alone a 40" (or bigger) tv.

Perhaps you need to be more selective about what you watch as plenty Youtube videos are 702 or 1080 HD. :)

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We experienced Windows Mixed Reality. Results: Well, mixed

RedCardinal

Yet more VR rubbish that will never sell enough units to actually make a profit. B

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Are Asimov's laws enough to stop AI stomping humanity?

RedCardinal

As we are never ever going to have true AI - yes.

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70% of Windows 10 users are totally happy with our big telemetry slurp, beams Microsoft

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Re: Just one question Microsoft...

>>Are the UK regulators ICO just plain stupid, or being paid to be plain stupid?

The UK privacy regulator has always been feeble and showed little interest in actually protecting individual privacy.

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She's arrived! HMS Queen Lizzie enters Portsmouth Naval Base

RedCardinal

And her aircraft are where....?

White elephant alert!

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UK taxmen slammed for tech glitches rampant on child benefits website

RedCardinal

And what happens if you could afford them when they were born (nice job etc) and subsequently lost your job or became ill and couldn't work any more? Or if you're in a low paid job? Are you suggesting that only rich people can have children?

So no it really isn't that simple except for dicks like you...

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Autonomous driving in a city? We're '95% of the way there'

RedCardinal

>>As good as human driving

Or as bad?

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All your bass are belong to us: Soundcloud fans raid site for music amid fears of total collapse

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>>Users, meanwhile, don't seem to be buying it. Many are flocking to the site seeking to download as much music as possible ahead of an anticipated shutdown.

And how exactly do you know this? Oh wait, you don't do you...

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Thanks for U-turning on biz-killing ban, Ofcom – now cough up, say GSM gateway bods

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Re: Huh?

>>will we see a queue of drug dealers outside their local council offices

Not outside Council offices you won't as local Councils have nothing to do with the laws surrounding Canabis et al :)

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UK.gov snaps on rubber gloves, prepares for mandatory porn checks

RedCardinal

yeah that'll work just like it does with Pirate Bay...

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RedCardinal

Re: Worthless.

Except that (as far as I can see) there's no suggestion of UK ISPs blocking access to porn sites which don't comply.

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Hilarity ensues....

I'd take a quick guess that at least 95% of porn sites are operated by non UK companies situated on websites outside the UK and who's ISPS are also non UK.

How will they be able to enforce this?

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