* Posts by unbender

3 posts • joined 6 May 2016

DXC Technology warns techies that all travel MUST now be authorised


Re: Paperclip counting jobs

Problem is that DXC is too big to swallow, even for someone like HCL. Splitting it up for a sale would require a whole lot of thinking and effort by people in a very short time.

MPs tell BT: Lay more fibre or face split with Openreach


Re: Nationalization not needed.

Except for the fact that there is no obligation to provide mains electricity, gas, or water, nor unless it is residential, a telephone you got all that right.

I built a house in 8KM west of Dumfries - no water, electricity at cost (£4000 in 1985), no sewage, no gas, and the telephone I only got because I dug a trench for 500M. The rule of thumb used to be that universal obligation only included one telegraph pole.

Stop resetting your passwords, says UK govt's spy network


Ironic (given the subject) that no one has recalled this nugget yet

Passwords have been done to death, but as always xkcd has summarised it raterh well: https://xkcd.com/936/

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