* Posts by reprobate

8 posts • joined 20 Nov 2017

UK rail lines blocked by unexpected Windows dialog box


Re: "Train Station"

No, I too insist on calling it a railway station. "Train station" is 'Merkin usage.


You can see the diagram for yourself if you wish at:


except that the spoilsport of a web operator hasn't got the Microsoft error message to display!

East Midlands network-sniffer wails: Openreach, fix my outage-ridden line


Re: @Chris King

herewith another vote for AAISP. Worth every penny of their slightly higher charge.

Businesses brace themselves for a kicking as GDPR blows in


Re: Equifax?

If Equifax is the Gold Standard of data protection and GDPR compliance, then I'm back to cheques and "over the counter" transactions. The world is finished!

Ex-GCHQ boss: All the ways to go after Russia. Why pick cyberwar?


No proof it was Putin in the first place ...

have a look at:


The nasties were from the Soviet era, made in Uzbeckistan, and unguarded for a few years before the Yanks were invitied in to help look after them. It could have been any one of all manner of criminals who dunnit.

Age checks for UK pr0n site visitors on ice as regulator cobbles together some guidance


Re: The whole idea is just stupid

"Ideally they would then verify the ID data and then ensure no local copies of it retained"

In an ideal world, that would be so. But like so many ID checks introduced by HMG, the checker has to be able to prove that they have undertaken the check by producing on demand a copy of the checked document to the appropriate Government Inspector or to Mr Plod himself. So let us reword it for HMG reality to read:

"Ideally they would then verify the ID data and then ensure local copies of it are retained indefinitely"

Shopped in Forever 21? There was bank-card-slurping malware in it for, like, forever


For many a year ...

For many a year I have been told by retailers that they do not trust my cheques. To which the swift retort is that I don't trust their card machines. Yet another to add to the list of reasons why!

At present we eventually compromise on cash, but be aware they are working hard through organisations such as "The Payments Council" (made up of banks and big retailers alone) to marginalise cash in just the same way as they marginalised cheques.

The Reg parts ways with imagineer and thought pathfinder Steve Bong


+ 1 for the return of Lewis and Tim

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