* Posts by Bonzo_red

29 posts • joined 22 Feb 2016

Brekkie TV host Lorraine Kelly wins IR35 ruling against HMRC, adds fuel to freelance techies' ire over tax reforms


I've seen pictures of her growler actually

Does she drive a Jag then?

I don't hate US tech, snarls Euro monopoly watchdog chief – as Google slapped with €1.49bn megafine


Re: You had to read the article to the end to get to that bit

No, that is the (wet) dream of Mr. Weber, although why governments around the world should reinvest fines levied directly into the Commission antitrust resources I do not know.

Boeing big cheese repeats pledge of 737 Max software updates following fatal crashes


Re: Criminal Negligence and/or Corporate Malfeasance? Those are a Rock and a Hard Place

If the US courts have been locking up VW engineers for allowing cars to operate contrary to federal regulations, how many Boeing executives and engineers are going to be spending time in the local pententiary for killing a few hundred passengers?

Holy sh*tsnacks! Danger zone! Edinburgh Uni's Archer 2 super 'puter will cost a cool £79m


Re: Next steps : (1) reinforce Hadrian's Wall

Is the POTUSA allowed to have dual citizenship?

Carphone Warehouse fined £29m for mis-selling mobile insurance to punters who didn't need it


The same goes for extended warranties. If the cost reflects the expected failure rate, they must be selling a really shit product.

Volkswagen faces fresh Dieselgate lawsuit in Germany – report



I think now only Caterham is left - Morgan has been sold off to an Italian venture capital company.

UK Ministry of Justice: Surprise! We tested out biometric tech in prisons and 'visitors' with drugs up their bums ran away


How about "Ministry of Truth and Justice"?

Crowdfunded lawyer suing Uber told he can't swerve taxi app giant's £1m legal bill


These VAT lawyers can earn millions arguing whether a Jaffa cake is a cake or a biscuit though.

Germany tells America to verpissen off over Huawei 5G cyber-Sicherheitsbedenken


Re: This makes me not want to check your other claims.

You mean like the claim that "almost all Volvo cars are now manufactured in China buy Chinese owners"?

Autonomy trial: Key HPE witness might not testify, UK High Court told


Re: All I know is as taxpayers, we are paying for this farce

As a money claim, HPE will have paid court fees of GBP 10,000. The parties will be paying their attorney costs so I don't see how the tax payer is lumped with a bill.

Lenovo ThinkPad P1: Sumptuous pro PC that gets a tad warm


Does this Lenovo have their wonderful hinges made of soft cheese which when they break refuse to consider as being covered by the guarantee?

Housing biz made to pay £1.5k for sticking fingers in its ears when served a subject access request


Re: So how much for the vicitm ?

"Her Majesty" in this case being the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, not to be confused with any other majesty, such as the Queen of Canada with whom she shares some similarities.

Using WhatsApp for your business comms? It's either that or reinstall Lotus Notes


Re: Troos?

As favoured by a certain Alex (cough, cough) Salmond, when First Minister

If at first, second, third... fourth time you don't succeed, you're Apple: Another appeal lost in $440m net patent war


Re: Are VirnetX actually Trolls?

Maybe both are correct - the patents were invented by Short when he worked for SAIC and when this company had no interest in them anymore, he formed his own company which bought the patents off SAIC because he thought they had value.

Oregon can't stop people from calling themselves engineers, judge rules in Traffic-Light-Math-Gate


The Sapper

I guess Rudyard Kipling would get locked up:

WHEN the Waters were dried an' the Earth did appear,

("It's all one," says the Sapper),

The Lord He created the Engineer,

Her Majesty's Royal Engineer,

With the rank and pay of a Sapper!

Talk in Trump's tweets tells whether tale is true: Code can mostly spot Prez lies from wording


Re: Ignorance can be very powerful

If the tweet was him wishing a happy thanksgiving to all, then it could be classed as in accurate since he would never, ever wish a happy thanksgiving to Hillary.

Fancy Bear hacker crew Putin dirty RATs in Word documents emailed to govt orgs – report


Re: Sigh .... those Russians

I dare say that a number of women and girls living in eastern Germany at the time would have said that he was right to have had concerns about Russia.

Cheeky cheesemaker fails to copyright how things taste


There aren't many artisan products shown in that "roundup".

Belgium: Oi, Brits, explain why Belgacom hack IPs pointed at you and your GCHQ


Maybe people of interest to GCHQ were using Belgian telephones.

European Commission: We've called off the lawyers over Ireland's late collection of Apple back taxes


Wasn't the point of the escrow fund that the money would be paid back if the case against Ireland was not upheld? If so, I guess Apple now get a nice fat cheque.

Early experiment in mass email ends with mad dash across office to unplug mail gateway


Re: Let me try

Not in Germany it isn't. If you want Lea & Perrins with your tomato juice you need to ask for Vor - Chester sauce.

Big bimmer bummer: Bavaria's BMW buggies battered by bad bugs


Bugs überall

I thought it was VW which sold bugs.

Zookeepers charged after Kodiak bear rides shotgun to Dairy Queen


Re: Sense of humor

Who mentioned dogs?

Ofcom to probe Three and Vodafone over network throttling


I can fully accept that Voodoofone does not restrict the service to customers. I just find it strange that when I visit London, my phone with a German sim is not able to connect to a 3G network, let alone a 4G one.

US docs show Daimler may have done a Dieselgate – German press claims


I think they are talking about the SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) aspect where urea is injected to reduce the NOx with the help of a catalyst.

Unlucky 13 collared by cops hunting cyber-crew who stole up to $2.2bn


Medvedev, ...Medvedev - I am sure I have come across that name somewhere, I just can't for the life of me put my finger on it.

Basket case lawsuit: Fancy fruit florists flail Google over rotten ads, demand $200m damages


Strange. If I put "edible arrangements" into google, up pops "Edible Arrangements (R)"

All aboard the warship that'll make you Sicker


All sounds German to me

Presumably "mac siccar" is derived from the same origin as the German "mach sicher".

Secret UN report finds against controversial WIPO chief



Slight correction - the US committee hearing is on the 24th

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