* Posts by tedleaf

107 posts • joined 28 Mar 2017

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NHS Digital stopped short of advising against paying off WannaCrypt

tedleaf

Re: we can't mandate what organisations do

Your expecting real joined up government thinking and practice and the same from the gits who realy matter,the moronic "civil servants" ?

You want miracles...

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Auntie sh!tcans BBC Store after 18 months

tedleaf

Typical BBC half cocked balls up,this is what comes of being protected from the real world for so long,they don't have a clue about anything.

They have little idea what others offer,how folk use their media devices or what folk want from the BBC.

They appear to think it's is perfectly ok to charge folk twice for the same content,folk funded the making of programs in the first place through tv tax,now they want more money for the same content,mad,they then totally fail to advertise store services,cripple w&at they did offer and then wonder why it flopped..

Fuhrer may should just end the tv tax BBC have had billions over the decades and seem to think they will always be protected from the real world,even after several warnings over last two decades..

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Re: why do I need to login to prove I have a TV license?

The BBC do provide two separate apps,one for tv,one for radio only.

I have been trying to find info on what the BBC intend to do about folk like me who ditched tv tax licence 15 years ago and have never ever watched a thing since but I do make use of the radio only app.,cos radio licences went out in 1950's and if they think I'm paying a full tv tax for radio only,they can get stuffed,but of course there is no info available that I can find that explains what they plan to do about radio app only users..

If you want to use the tv app,you have to install their media app as well,if you only use radio app you don't need the media app,so it should be easy for BBC to tell if you only use radio app..

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Drones over London caused aviation chaos, pilots' reports reveal

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I call bs,provide some credible evidence.

It gives pilots/airlines the perfect excuse for covering all sorts of things,I suspect boredom of flight crews are behind many of these "reports" .

Why has nobody been able to show any hard evidence,such as even grainy pics from smartphones ?

Plastic carrier bags and party sized balloons should pose no threat to even small single engine ultra lights,let alone a huge four engine accident waiting to happen like a 380..

As for ordinary "domestic" drones being able to get to 10k altitude,most just don't have the battery capacity to fly the time it would take to get to that kind of height and most would be well out of touch of controller and should go in auto home mode..

How many 2m drones are there in private hands in the UK ?

I would suggest very few,even if there are more,why no sigjting reports from the public on the ground ?

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UK ministers to push anti-encryption laws after election

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Re: So the person had been reported to the authorities....

But I can assure you that it's not what happens in the "real" world.

In 1977,aged 17, I had my first approach from our spooks wanting to recruit me because i had/have abilities that they would have loved to be able to use,I said no,and repeated saying no for the next THIETY + years,40 YEARS later,I am still under watch/monitored,they have no evidence that I have ever attempted or planned to use those abilities for my own or other people's agendas in any shape or form.the spooks etc have interfered in my life for 40 years,they have made some very strange decisions in those years..I have no proof that they have screwed my life up in revenge for daring to say no,but I guarentee,you would not like to live my life as it is now.

I suspect lots,but can never prove very much,if any of their illegal activities or use of influence against me..

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'Odour' from AnalTech ramming leads to hazmat team callout

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The pong may have been something being carried by the pickup..

Although analtech,even in the 60's was just daft,the firm who suggested it must still be pissing themselves laughing,and drinking free on the story...

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tedleaf

Re: Not a biometric ID thing then

Also used to frame pip bin in BBC's bleak expectations !!!

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Google wants to track your phone and credit card through meatspace

tedleaf

Re: Know your place, fleshies!

Some of us screw Google etc about by using dual/multi boot device's,I quite often go days without booting one of the many flavours of android I can boot into,but I like my devices simple for everyday use so tend to have my old HTC hd2 booted into winmo 6.5,no tracking,no ads,no nothing,if I want/need something from an a droid Rom,I boot into which ever one I need or that is this weeks favourite,takes about 30 seconds to reboot from os to os or Rom to Rom..

And exactly how many fools out there are trying to hack winmo 6.5 users,security through redundncy.

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tedleaf

Stuff google

My new email,just registered with Google..

Shoplifter10@Gmail.com

I wonder who has shoplifter 1-9 ?

This should get me a few looks when given to shop staff !!

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Chinese e-tailer beats Amazon to the skies with one-ton delivery drones

tedleaf

But as well as the almost perfect cheap weapon delivery system for terrorists,these heavy lift drones could be brilliant life savers,perfect for inshore water rescue system for the UK,much faster than most boats,not effected by swells,waves sub gal 7 winds,cheaper than choppers,life vest with avalanche type position bleeper,it's found you in minutes,drops lift harnes's and or liferafts etc.

Mountain rescue as well,just like smaller drones,the more you think the more uses you can imagine,big ones just have more capabilities for lift/carry/speed/range etc etc...

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tedleaf

Re: Better make them REALLY secure

Not every "terrorist" in the world is a believer of the Koran..

"real" official heavy weight drones would need bloody good security to ever be allowed to be used in the E.I/UK..

But as knowledge and parts become more easily available,then the idea of a home built diy,heavy lift drone becomes achievable,my immediate thought was what an easy way to deliver a ton of nitram to the palace of Westminster,truck Into close to target,fly out through top of box body van,quick very low level flight,bang..

Very difficult to stop,easily hardenable against microwave etc and could just lead to early bang in crowded public place,very hard target for auto guns etc,collateral damage risk v high.

Very short flight time,sub 30 seconds,little reaction time,many targets roofs upper floors are not hardened.stopping 6 simultaneously,basically impossible in built up area.

It's almost the perfect weapon delivery system,cheap(ish) low knowledge base needed,short range means you could use fly by wire,so no chance of electronic barrier,and one tin doing 40mph goes a long way from 100feet up.etc etc etc.

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Vegemite tries to hijack Qantas name-our-planes competition

tedleaf

Re: The unfriendly skys?

Their wild horses,brumbies,kill more people than sharks !!

How about rusty dump 1-8 ?

Or criminal 1-8 ?

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Scheming copyright scam lawyer John Steele disbarred in Illinois

tedleaf

Did they ever pay off the "fine" that the judge that they realy pissed off dropped on them ?

The judge who threatened them with passing on case to the irs ?

I can only say that for the number of laws they broke and the number of cases involved,and their utter comptempt for various courts,they have got off incredibly lightly,I thought you could get very heavy sentence for cross state border wire fraud,I do t understand why they got offered such a cushy plea bargain deal,the prosecutors had more than enough evidence etc to convict without them trying to grass each other up for a cushy light sentence..

Fingers crossed he gets 18 years,tries to appeal it and ends up with 22 years for being a greasy untrustworthy piece of shit.

I suspect though he will do 2-3 years jail,then bog off and live quite a comfortable life on the money that authorities don't know about in other off-shore shells firms and accounts..

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Huawei Honor 8 Pro: Makes iPhone 7 Plus look a bit crap

tedleaf

For a site that is meant to for techy folks,geeks,or I.t pros,it's sad to see not one comment t anywhere about the very easy way to keep most android devices up to date with latest version of the os,and quite often still get makers security updates..

Have none of you heard of rooting a phone and flashing a new Rom to it ?

Me,I will not buy any device that doesn't have a known,tested root method..

If your willing to trust the "many eyes" idea for open source software,well the same is true of roms,stick to those from known re-writers with a decent history..

I've flashed hundreds if Roma across dozens of devices,never had a problem with backdoors etc being added,but have used plenty with the makers ones removed..

Honour are ok,but there are as good but cheaper available,ZTE AXON 7 is an example..

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Blighty's buying another 17 F-35s, confirms the American government

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Yes,but let's wait until the usaf etc actually ok any f35 as combat ready,none have been so far..

Have they actualy solved the problems of them asphyxiating pilots or engines commiting suicide or frames cracking or as I suspect,bodged round the problems in a desperate attempt to keep this fat,bloated and particularly useless pork barrel project going ?

We will never even get close to buying 138,more like 38,if the yanks are lucky,then we and others are stuck with a piece of junk for the next 30 + years..

And don't forget,all UK F35 dustbin trucks will be serviced in TURKEY !!!

A country world famous for its high tech lead in aircraft,unlike the UK,that has no history of building/designing modern high tech aircraft/parts,ever !!!

Would you trust a ride in a yank accident waiting to happen that has been serviced by Turks ?

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Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped

tedleaf

I know it shows my age,but I have used every type of encoding on every type of media,including experimental stuff that is only just reaching the public and there is nothing that can match high quality vinyl through a very good large system for listening to Steve Hackett type guitar work or old synths.

And yes I could tell the difference between sources,be it media or encoding,not anymore though,too old and 25 years on building sites and strapped to two stroke strimmers for weeks on end doesn't help,even wearing very pricey Peltor aircraft ground handlers ear defenders !!

Just like eyesight,everybodies hearing us different,mine was exceptional,I could "feel" from 2 Hz and still hear test tones at 23khz,and could detect at very low pressure levels as well,as measured using about a million quids worth of room and kit,owned by a well known audio supplier/research company,that was when I was 19..

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Re: Quality of vinyl

Or German,are nimbus still in business ?

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Re: Listening to Vinyl is a bit like eating at a posh restaurant

Blacks or golds ?

Me,I wish my idiot mother hadn't got rid of my old hi fi system,it's parts are now worth £250.000+ !!

Cos it was all bought through the trade,ex exhibition/demo kit,I cost me less than 4k,spread over 5 years,which I thought very good value as retail in them days would have been 20 k (ish)

I reckon the authors vinyl record shops used to sell him seconds on purpose,just to wind him up,me,I never had those kinds of defect problems,either on my "big" system or the family Philips system in the lounge...

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Faking incontinence and other ways to scare off tech support scammers

tedleaf

Next scam caller gets the "what are you wearing" one.

Then the next after that gets the "concussed" treatment..

The one that worked well for me,in that it got one if my numbers removed from lots of lists was telling the persons supervisor that the number they had called was a national chemical incident hotline and that they were causing absolute panic every time they rang it and that if it didn't stop,Ofcom/serious fraud office would be informed and that they would be prosecuted with costs and compensation claims s well,that particular mobile number was very quiet for two years after a few weeks...

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Plutus Payroll clients and staff fell for plausible business model fairy tales

tedleaf

If it looks too good to be true,it's probably a con somehow..

You would hope that intelligent people would have been more careful and gone else where..

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The real battle of Android's future – who controls the updates

tedleaf

As usual,a problem that Google were warned about by hardware makers and the public TEN+ years ago is still not fixed,who would believe it..

Android used to be tiny,sub 500mb,now it's 6 gb,what is all that extra code doing that earlier versions didn't,your trying to tell me that lte modems or cameras have driver packs of a gb each !!

Android is no more secure now than.it was years ago,in fact it still has some gaping holes that are 12 years old,and won't be fixed until android dies off is totally re-writen from the bottom up..

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Self-driving car devs face 6-month backlog on vital $85,000 LIDAR kit

tedleaf

So the gits are going to concentrate on the car parts,,boot,I want light,cheap lidars like the puck life,for drone based archaeology..

Folk like me will have to wait years waiting for the price to drop to sensible prices...

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Bloke charged under UK terror law for refusing to cough up passwords

tedleaf

Re: "used only in extreme terrorism cases"

"I hate what you say but will defend with my life your right to say it"..

Our grandfather's did lay down their lives,this was one of the things they died for,looks like too many folk today have forgotten what they sacrificesed themselves for...

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tedleaf

Re: Obstructing a search

Only when it suits their purpose..

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tedleaf

Strange though isn't it that I have had a very careful watch kept on me by our spooks + police for 40+ YEARS,including illegal post interference,phone tapping and house bugging,all because I had/have abilities that they find useful,but told them to get stuffed when they tried to recruit me until I was aged 47 (oldest you can join army)

They have suspected for decades that I possibly have an arms cache somewhere,I have hands on experience of electronics and digital devices,have had official access to some of our most sensitive sites in the UK,live very close to possibly the most important RAF base in the country,am sympathetic to groups that our governments consider terrorists,such as the Palestinians and some of the Kurdish groups etc .

BUT not once have they ever tried to use any of the recent legislation to lift me and intimidate any harass me further,unlikebthis guy and others,possibly because A) they know that I would never have evidence on a device they could place in my presence B) would tell them to get stuffed and happily sit in a prison and cost them 50k a week for the priveldge of my lovely company

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tedleaf

Re: There's 2 sides to stories

Yeah right,it will be inyeresing to hear your blests when they lift you on a whim one day.

What they are doing is called intimidation and/or harassment..

The law actually says you can be held indefinetly,no time limit..

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Police anti-ransomware warning is hotlinked to 'ransomware.pdf'

tedleaf

Oops

DOH !!!

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Samsung Galaxy S8+: Seriously. What were they thinking?

tedleaf

£800 worth of annoying tatt..

I can buy at least 2 ZTE axon 7's for that money,possibly 3 if I could find a good deal !!!

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Virtual reality upstart UploadVR allegedly had in-house 'kink room,' drugs, rampant sexism

tedleaf

Re: The law?

I'm sure their backers or share holders might have something to day if they had been told this was a firm with ideas for .making money from vr/ar but found that it was set up as a boys club with little chance of success due to attitude of those at top of firm.

It's called fraud..

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Google DeepMind's use of 1.6m Brits' medical records to test app was 'legally inappropriate'

tedleaf

And why did Google have to use UK mgs data ?

Nothing g to do with no-one in America dared to because of the amount in fines/damages it would cost them.

As usual,Google will lie and lie again until they are forced to delete/destroy the data they should never had access to in the first place..

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Plutus Payroll finally pays up ... but pays people TOO MUCH!

tedleaf

Re: Yeah but no but

Ahh,but sometimes the machines do manage to somehow make mistakes..

I was told the exact same thing when £60 was "ghosted" out of my account with Lloyds,deputy manager told me if I could show one mistake their machines had made,I could have my money back,it took me three weeks of me scanning through piles of printout but I finally found a payment from an ARM made at 5.56 AM,Lloyds own ATM(s were not meant to start working until 6AM !!!

Give the girl her due,she excepted it realy was a computer mistake and paid me my £60,even if she wasn't smileing when she did...

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Facebook in the dock: Web giant faces trial for allegedly ripping off data center blueprints

tedleaf

Adds to my comment the other day about corps/firms that have some doubt over their legality at their begining seem to carry on in the same vein later on...

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Beeb hands £560m IT deal to Atos. Again

tedleaf

Ex bbc

I wonder how many ex-BBC employees or their relavatives are now "working" at atos or benefit from these contracts..

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tedleaf

Re: Fun with statistics

You've never been through one of atos's "medical fitness for work exams have you ?

It's so well known how awful aria are at the job I'm suprised anyone can through any kind of arguement up as a defence,wether it correct or not..

How about the hundreds of thousands of people who get no benefits at all because aria get paid far more to turn someone down than they do to allow a claim !!

Various govs and aria should be lynched for their behaviour,although they may save some money short term,the long term cost to the system is far more..

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Just 99.5 million nuisance calls... and KeurBOOM! A £400K megafine

tedleaf

I've found that threatening to visit their car park with a chainsaw to remodel their cars seems to work in a lot of cases..

Or I have told them that the mobile number they are spamming is meant to be only used to report incidents/accidents relating to herbicide/insecticide spraying worked as well,told them they where causing heart attacks due to it only meant for dire emergencies !!!

That one was actually quite apologetic and did remove that number from lists...

Or as someone else said,tell them.your an ico emoyee or police officer in fraud squad seems to get results sometimes.

Their spouting bs,so I reckon it's perfectly fair to do the same back..

One local to me,Watford area,is due a visit to their car park soon with my saw,screaming Mimi..

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Phil Collins and supergroup exposed as cloud investors

tedleaf

The already rich adding to their stash..

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LastPass connectivity snafu locks out Brits from password manager

tedleaf

Re: What I don't understand

Er,usb hosting ?

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Fancy a relaxed boozy holiday? Keep well away from Great Britain

tedleaf

Re: Easier to get guns in some states then Scotch.

Ahh.hadn't heard the .50. calibre was banned in california..

Yep,ldt shooting can be relaxing..

Hard to explain to folk why though,folk here in uk thought me a looney when trying to explain it's just using and keeping a natural talent I have/had honed..

Only "little" 7.62 NATO,but far cheaper and hard work to find a range for a Barrett over here as well as impossible to licence a .50 as a civvy in uk..

.308/7.62 more than enough for deer culls..

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tedleaf

Re: Easier to get guns in some states then Scotch.

Out of inetest what did you barrett cost approximately ?

And what do you use it for ?

You must have some enormous vermin to need that young cannon..

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Memory biz Nantero is a right Dell raiser: IT giant flushes cash down RAM carbon nanotubes

tedleaf

Yes but

You forgot to mention anything time frame for when it will be in proper production and available for folk to buy..

I guess know enough not to be taken for a ride over a long time,so I guess it's a viable product,eventualy

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Android O-mg. Google won't kill screen hijack nasties on Android 6, 7 until the summer

tedleaf

What,,a major flaw security flaw in android and playstore !!!

Never..

Google take months to tackle a major problem ,,who would believe it..

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The radio environment is noisy – so use the noise as a carrier for signals

tedleaf

Seems like a sledgehammer to crack a nut.

Why not just invest in or wait for better battery tech,or just use the baby panel and cap to charge battery ?

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Michael Dell? More like Michael in-Dell-nial: No public cloud, no future

tedleaf

Perhaps he doesn't care what happens to Dell later on ?

It's his company,he has built it up,perhaps he doesn't want to pass it on to family or others once he stops running it..

Why leave all that hard work etc for anyone else to profit from.

Most of those mentioned in article are probably psychopaths,how many studies have shown that 'successful" leaders tend to be,one of the traits is not giving a shot about others,so why leave easy profits for others,dead man switch the whole corporation,when you die so does the organisation..

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Agile consultant behind UK's disastrous Common Platform Programme steps down

tedleaf

How about the simple idea of cash on delivery or stage payments ?

If a company is so under funded that it can't finance a project itself,then stage payments,if larger firm then nothing until you deliver a tested working system that does what it's meant to in the real world used by the people it's meant to be used by..

Are there any claw back clauses in the gov contracts ?

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Fake ruse: USA Today calls the FBI after half of its 15m Facebook Likes turn out to be bogus

tedleaf

And this is why fb claim almost 2 billion accounts but always forget to mention that only half a billion are real and of those only about 250 m are real,active accounts run by real individuals.

Do your own quick survey by asking folk you meet in a bowl day if they have a fb account and if yes,how often they use it.

Fb is almost as big a con as twatter,total bs figures aimed solely at getting huge inflated ipo's from greedy morons hoping to make an easy killing..

Strange how many American super corps like crapple,microshit,fuckbook all seem to have had their start from commiting a criminal act of theft from someone else !!!

and then continue in the same way for the rest of their existence..

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Hackers emit 9GB of stolen Macron 'emails' two days before French presidential election

tedleaf

Re: @Andy Prough

And of course the idea that French or western banks would refuse a loan to a party that might do something to force the said banks to operate in a more open style for the benefit of all their customers instead of themselves,criminals and a tiny rich elite has nothing to do with the fact that Russia is probably the only ones who would lend her the money ?

Of course if all political parties had to stay within in very strict limits of spending,all had to be fully open about sources of money might help a bit too..

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We are 'heroes,' says police chief whose force frisked a photographer

tedleaf

Re: @albaleo

Which should be making people ask the embarrassing question that if the threat level is so high why was a copper in his own in such a sensitive position and why he was not,from what I can learn ,wearing the right equipment,the plod wtc were lucky this time that it wasn't a proper,well organised attack because he was of abdiolutely no use in stopping anybody and it seems to have taken better prepared police a while to react,if it had been a proper attack ,it stood a pretty good chance of succeeding..

These events happen in seconds,for such a supposed sensitive Ares,the police seem to have been caught flat footed,again..

There will one day be a properly organised attack carriers out by experienced,trained individuals,it stands a very high chance of success,specially if there are multiple co-ordinates groups and they use explosive devices during and after attacks,these are only coppers with very limited training,limited firearms use and very few are ex-troops with battle experience,if security is so important why leave it to amateurs,well meaning amatywrs but still amateurs..

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tedleaf

Kick the silly cows legs out from under her,sit on her,use the cameras straps etc to hog tie her,phone "real" police and tell them that you have just had to restrain a dangerous,deluded individual who is trying to impersonate a police officer..

I found myself in a very similar situation just after the acpo 2010 clarification letter had been sent to every serving police officer in the country,I was photographing some of our local estate rats breaking into a car when one of its parents saw what I was doing and called the police,the first to arrive was our local plastic wannabe plod who tried to remove my camera from me,having pointed out that I was stood in the same position as when taking photos,which was a public place,the beats were in a public place and that they were commuting a criminal act and that he was not a proper police officer I told him politely to go breed with himself and that if he laid one finger on my camera or myself I would defend myself with force.

Once the real coppers turned up and we had a lengthy "conversation" about the acpo letter and I showed them the snaps if the brats busting into the car,they decided after 90 minutes that I had acted in a perfectly legal manner,when I complained to our loical seniour officer and asked him what would have happened if I had defended myself and restrained the plastic wannabe what would have happened to me ,the answer I got two weeks later was that I would have been perfectly within my rights to have done so,that the plastic wannabe was just a member of the public with no more rights or powers than I or any other member of the public has/had and that although I MAY have faced a charge of common affray,in the circumstances the chances of the cps taking it forward varied t from none to me possibly being chief witness against the wannabe for impersonating a police officer..

The entire event was witnessed by 20+ other estate residents,which was why I refused to enter my own flat when the real plod turned up,I wanted those witness as a check on police officers behaviour and our "conversation",the above took place in south Hertfordshire...

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FireEye calls Shim-anigans: Bank-raiding hackers switch tactics

tedleaf

Bugger it all,let's go back to the abacus and bullion as currency,it can't be any more insecure than the mess that so called "experts" have managed to foist on the world..

We might even get a useful side effect in that we might get stock markets back to doing and working as they were meant to in the first place..

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Australian Taxation Office named as party preventing IT contractors being paid

tedleaf

Is it correct that plutus do not charge for using its services ?

If that is correct then I cannot see how I could be a viable going concern and would be very suspic

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