* Posts by Cashpot

7 posts • joined 22 Oct 2016

What happens when a Royal Navy warship sees a NATO task force headed straight for it? A crash course in Morse


Safe to use?

The warning on the seasick pills "Stugeron may cause drowsiness. If affected do not drive or operate machinery." makes me a little worried that stoned sailors might not be able to avoid the US navy!

This is where UK's Navy will park its 65,000-tonne aircraft carriers


US Power?

Why on earth is a UK ship powered at the US 60Hz? Yes I know 60Hz is probably better with less flicker on lighting (unless of course it's LED but my guess is the ship was designed in the compact fluorescent era) but even so it's a British ship so 50Hz!

Top cop: Strap Wi-Fi jammers to teen web crims as punishment


Re: Why would this happen-

Trouble is they tried this at a local prison and half the neighbouring streets were also blocked! It took a visit from OFCOM to explain that the transmissions out of prison property were illegal on many counts! The blocking was stopped several WEEKS later. The suggestion to block WiFi is just the sort of thing that non-technical people spout out when trying to make a name for themselves. Can you imagine the ovation a speech like this would get at the next Tory conference? Why not put some modulation on the jammer so that plod can follow where the miscreants go? Er by the way, what about 5GHz, is that blocked too?

Google mistakes the entire NHS for massive cyber-attacking botnet


Re: re: Unless it's the patients using google translate to understand the foreign staff?

Sorry to ask, but why not go to your GP instead of using an ACCIDENT and EMERGENCY service? Don't say no appointments all doctors will see a sick child same day.


Re: XP?

Absolutely true. St. Mary's Hospital certainly has XP computers which are not (supposed) to have "outside" i.e. internet access. Naturally people get round this. I could give the room numbers if required.


Wikipedia Riles!

I have a rare illness and the very first thing that staff who do not know me do is Google my illness and then visit the top entry i.e. Wikipedia. Trouble is I wrote the Wikipedia page! I included a minor omission just to see how many medical staff relied on that information. They could easily get a full and extremely well written explanation from the Phoenix Mayo Clinic web site. Unfortunately it is not unheard of for them to ask me if the Mayo Clinic is NHS or private and then say they are not allowed to access their site!

The NHS tries, but is severely held back by staff who only know just enough to do their jobs.

Today the web was broken by countless hacked devices – your 60-second summary


Too simple solution?

There are apps on line now that link to thousands of web cameras using default settings to broadcast pictures of everything from sea views to children's bedrooms! The average punter is simply too stupid to be expected to change their password and let's be honest there is no incentive to do so - so why don't manufacturers "simply" send out devices with different random passwords preset? If the punter loses their password then too bad - or stick it on a label on the item itself. This could all be dealt with in the terms and conditions of sale. Too simple?

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