* Posts by BebopWeBop

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Clone your own Prince Phil, says eBay seller hawking debris left over from royal car crash

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Re: What I'd like to know

It was reported as being armoured - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/21/prince-philip-should-face-prosecution-if-liable-says-woman-injured-in-crash and many other news outlets.....

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He did attend Darmouth. That does not imply that his commission was earned or deserved.

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Details were exchanged when someone hit my car. Not that I felt like getting in touch there than to deal with insurance.

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Re: Apologies

I've never tried it, but maybe if you stay drunk, the hangover never arrives?

Ever feel like all your prayers go unheard? The Catholic Church has an app for that

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Re: Wrong App?

Well if it is an Apple app, then the position (you hold it in) is important.

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Re: @Toni - No point

Yeh, the old REAL (tm) gods razed cities, flooded worlds and spread pestilence. Modern gods, wimps the lot of them

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Well short g 'pay for salvation' (indulgences - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indulgence), I am sure this will add 'in app purchases' so you can pay to pray

Apple hardware priced so high that no one wants to buy it? It's 1983 all over again

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"Oh no you don't......sir." (you bastard)

Lawyers' secure email network goes down, firm says it'll take 2 weeks to restore

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Re: Down for 2 weeks - WTF?

The Russians do it all the time - I remember refusing to use a flight for self and team as the engineering staff were clearly pissed.

The Iceman cometh, his smartwatch told the cops: Hitman jailed after gizmo links him to Brit gangland slayings

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Re: A high viz vest?

I remember reading Stephenson's book 'Zodiac" (an amusing 'eco-thriller' -

“I had to ride slow because I was taking my guerrilla route, the one I follow when I assume that everyone in a car is out to get me. My nighttime attitude is, anyone can run you down and get away with it. Why give some drunk the chance to plaster me against a car? That's why I don't even own a bike light, or one of those godawful reflective suits. Because if you've put yourself in a position where someone has to see you in order for you to be safe--to see you, and to give a fuck--you've already blown it... We had a nice ride through the darkness. On those bikes we were weak and vulnerable, but invisible, elusive, aware of everything within a two-block radius.”

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Re: Proof once again

Remind all of those military users of 'fit block' as well

Campaigners get go-ahead to challenge exemption UK gave itself over immigrants' data

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Re: A State of Affairs

A rant maybe, but unreasonable I do no think so.

Top GP: Medical app Your.MD's data security wasn't my remit

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Baker said in response that while any abuses like that would be "deplorable and highly unsatisfactory", systems involving medical records do require people to have access to it "in order to do their jobs: the same could be said of any receptionist or administrator in any healthcare system".

So I must admit to being a little puzzled abut what Sidhu is in court for and the line of questioning. If she had been told and took no action then there is some culpability, if she but the questioning of someone who "is on its on the startup's clinical advisory board"seems innaproptiate (but then lawyers get paid by the hour).

Maybe someone more enlightened can explain?

SNAFU with their 'security' (ho ho - hence the icon) anyway.

Cops told: No, you can't have a warrant to force a big bunch of people to unlock their phones by fingerprint, face scans

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Re: So does this also invalidate all facial recognition installed everywhere?

I don't think it s RIPA - and the UK police can force (on pain of imprisonment) you to reveal your password. BUT that does require a court order.

This must be some kind of mistake. IT managers axed, CEO and others' wallets lightened in patient hack aftermath

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Re: well, there's a bit of a big hint...

WELL DEATG MUST BE HERE SOMEWHERE

(given they are health records)

Facebook's pay-for-more-eyeballs shtick looks too good to be true: Page views, Likes from 'fake' profiles

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Re: Not fake!

The moral - don't use a company that relies on FB for support. I can understand why some very small businesses might see it as a cheap way of supporting contact and detail (although they are probably incorrect) but any large company or anyone I want to put an order in with - not a snowwballs chance in hell.

Drone goal! Quadcopter menace alert freezes flights from London Heathrow Airport

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Re: Time to get real

Swimming with the other fishes I assume

Huawei or the highway: Chinese giant whacks marketing drones for tweeting from iPhone

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Well maybe whatever the platform, they should have been sacked for using Twitter?

I'm just not sure the computer works here – the energy is all wrong

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Re: Mythbusters

The upside of course being that aircraft of that vintage typical (OK I am sure someone who knows better than I - not difficult) had no smart auto controllers and a real pilot (TM) in charge.

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Re: Rats!

A company I occasionally worked for as a student during holidays had a staff terrier (small, enthusiastic, hairy, 4 legs, worked for nuts (dog) and a cleared small spaces). Old buildings, seats seem to be prepared to at least try everything once, so if a power cable did not get them, 'Martha' did.

No real IT component, although I did code up their accounting system in 'Basic' - ahh the year of modules getting comments in different styles (we had 'Nazi' - 'YOU Vill report inconsistency', 'TREK - 'beam me up accents' - and everything a slightly bored 18 year old who had found out about documentation could think of or had seen on TV the night before. All ran on a PET - for about 12 years I believe - but never suffered from a rat outage that I know of .)

My 2019 resolution? Not to buy any of THIS rubbish

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Re: Road rash

Multiplied by 7 for a limited number (I suspect a small minority) of 'investors' . So no, there is a difference between that and regulated banks and investments.

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Re: Hospitality sector had it coming

Well you were looking for a golfing holiday (a good walk wasted during a wasted holiday :-?)

It's 2019, the year Blade Runner takes place: I can has flying cars?

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"Part of developing a relationship with an animal is knowing that there's no off switch to get it to stop pestering you to take it out for a walk."

No way tor treat your kids.

It's a lot of work, being popular: Apple, Tim Cook and the gilets jaunes

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Re: Apple has increased prices across the board to "obscene" levels

Nahh that was the old Cray -

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Re: I have one of those SEs

Well maybe not put on weight

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Re: I am an ex fanboy

TBF you can run your own code - on your own machine, but I suspect their later problem (as they see it) is that despite problems with vetting Apple's service, for many (maybe most) people, the even less well regulated world of the Google store is worse.

Maybe the time has come for an independent auditing organisation that takes a lower percentage and pdes a better jb than Apple - it would not be anti competitive

London Gatwick Airport reopens but drone chaos perps still not found

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Re: Drone varmints!!!

Someone has to launch and recover them.

EU politely asks if China could stop snaffling IP as precondition for doing business

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Its not a matter of if someone can improve it. They are stealing all of the ideas and development work.

Sticking with one mobile provider gets you... Oh. Price rises, big exit fees, and lovely, lovely lock-in

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Re: Hmm...

A similar experience, but Three actually responded quite positively when I asked for the information - reducing the cost on a reasonable bill quite considerably. But I had to threaten to leave and I do know what my contract dates are.....

Spending watchdog points finger at Capita for 1,300 shortfall in British Army rookies

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Re: No right to the IT system at the end of the contract?

Of course not. Senior MoD officials and Offices ned lucrative jobs/directorships when they retire. Mines the public coated being robbed.

Latest Google+ flaw leads Chocolate Factory to shut down site early

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Re: Tens!

Only one?

UK spies: You know how we said bulk device hacking would be used sparingly? Well, things have 'evolved'...

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Re: The underlying message

Our politicians seem to thrive that way.....

Amazon robot fingered for bear spray leak that hospitalised 24 staffers

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Re: offtopic but reminds me of an old joke

Ohh I don't know - Lion, Grizzly - seems to work both ways....

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Re: Kerblam!

Never - that episode was an Amazon critique?

Awkward... Revealed Facebook emails show plans for data slurping, selling access to addicts' info, crafty PR spinning

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They will no doubt find any means of extracting additional cash from their paymasters.....

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Re: Alternative business model please

I'm sure porn has its equivalent :-)

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Re: Yes, they really seized them

Well if they lock the sods up with poor 'normal' criminal, then yes, it is, but we can't treat those criminals so inhumanely.

Huawei CFO poutine cuffs by Canadian cops after allegedly busting sanctions on Iran

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Re: Coincidence?

UK IT based service and outage - I think that can (and should) be put down to business as usual.

Oz opposition folds, agrees to give Australians coal in their stockings this Christmas

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Re: Gets popcorn

Well the laws of mathematics (as we understand them) anyway

Tesla autopilot saves driver after he fell asleep at wheel on the freeway

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Re: The elephant in the back seat

Some vehicles do have devices that require a breath test to activate the vehicle (mandated on some ex-drunks) - a small start.

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Re: There and back again

Better still as one of my acquaintances would say if it tracked your friends so uo turned up just in time for someone else round(s)

From Motown to lockdown: Detroit bathroom bung IT exec gets one year in the clink

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The US legal system is puzzling (well maybe) in its inconsistencies. While I applaud this type of action and the outcomes, a combination of a plea system that is open to misuse (especially if you are not extremely rich) and the 'inexplicable' excusing of many of its prominent citizens behaviour is bizarre. Law vs Justice (and justice comes a poor second).

Giraffe hacks printers worldwide to promote God-awful YouTuber. Did we read that one right?

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Its remarkable the number of people who have created accounts or about December 1-2 specifically do defend this arsehole. I wonder who (t)he(y) is(are)

NHS supplier that holds 40 million UK patient records: AWS is our new cloud-based platform

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Re: Storing PII Data in AWS (S3)

Well it will not be EU!

Canuck couple returns home after night on tiles to gaggle of randomers hanging out in their flat

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Re: The landlord [..] denied ever passing Mongrain's keys to the group

And of course helped themselves to portable valuables 'by mistake'

What a meth: Woman held for 3 months after cops mistake candy floss for hard drugs

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Re: How many constitutional rights were violated ?

A dog might be better than their 'testing kit' *something akin to that 'explosives tester' that some charlatan from the Uk made£20m+ in peddling to inept middle eastern governments (it was a modified golf ball locator - that didn't work either)

International politicos gather round to grill Dick, head of Facebook policy, on data slurping

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I have wondered where fried Lib Dem politician (other than Clegg - I know who is now paying him) went....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Allan,_Baron_Allan_of_Hallam for anyone who gives a damm

Uber fined £385k by ICO for THAT hack of 57m customers' deets

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Re: Couldn't happen to a nicer company

And the shareholders - will no-one remember the shareholders

Capita seeks new networking chief: Up for it?

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The company has a plan to do "fewer things better".

A few things better would make a change

Facebook spooked after MPs seize documents for privacy breach probe

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Re: History lesson

A nice idea, but I fear wishful thinking.....

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