* Posts by Torchy

23 posts • joined 1 Feb 2018

One in five mobile phones shipped abroad are phoney – report


13 Amp Fuses.

They failed to mention that we in the UK are now being flooded with counterfeit 13 Amp mains plug fuses that do not "blow" when an overload occurs. Some of them do actually "blow" but do so explosively completely shattering the plug and showering the immediate area with hot sparks that could in theory start a fire.

US Customs sued for information about border phone searches


My policy is to never go there.

My policy is to never go there, I have been told that the country is fantastic but is spoiled by the Americans.

Well you can keep it as I will not go there not even when requested to do so by my company on the previous five occasions when they needed me to go.

Road accident nuisance callers fined £270,000 for being absolute sh*tbags


Now insolvent

Went titsup on the 18th May 2017 roughly two months after the fine was levied.

No surprise here.

Adam John Charles MANGAN who owned it is now trading under a different name but doing exactly as he did in the previous company.

Galileo, here we go again. My my, the Brits are gonna miss EU


With what we know through our involvement in it and the refusal to allow us to use it I propose that we brick it by scrambling the encryption software that we wrote.

It is called taking the football home.

PayPal reminds users: TLS 1.2 and HTTP/1.1 are no longer optional


Using Google Chrome with self updates and I have had one email informing me that I will be unable to access PayPal after 30th June.

Going to take my balance down to £0 the day before to help them out.

WannaCry reverse-engineer Marcus Hutchins hit with fresh charges


Lying to the FBI.........

Eeeeee ! Lying to an organisation that never lie's, misinforms, denies participation, has its own (in-house coded) batch of snooping malware, I could go on but I'm sure you know what I am talking about.

SAP cofounder admits: Biz goofed on branding, confused customers, depressed staff


Re: Good looking?

Almost killed off my company eleven years ago.

Still got it but it is very unwieldy.

Works great with whole numbers but when you try to add decimal points...............

it throws the toys out of the server room.

You know that silly fear about Alexa recording everything and leaking it online? It just happened


So lucky.

Can you imagine the embarrassment if it had recorded the two of them on the nest and passed that on to the employee............

Apple MacBook butterfly keyboards 'defective', 'prone to fail' – lawsuit


Expensive poorly manufactured crap.

If you pay large sums of money and believe that because it is Apple that you are getting value for money then think again.

Another example of a trademark in the race to the bottom when it comes to quality.

Indian comms satellite gives boffins back home the silent treatment


We probably paid for it.

Such a shame that British foreign aid has failed so early into this program to feed the lower castes.

The Sun will blow up into a huge, glowing bubble of gas during its death


58 Days.

Only 58 days from the ejection starting till it toasts earth.

Zombie Cambridge Analytica told 'death' can't save it from the law


Lets play find the servers.

What servers?


Not ours mate !

Eight months after Equifax megahack, some Brits are only just being notified


UK National's data stored on a non UK server?

What was UK national's data doing on a US based server?

We have laws in place that state that this practice should not happen.

Why is the UK's Information Commissioner not involved?

NASA dusts off FORTRAN manual, revives 20-year-old data on Ganymede


That last paragraph..........

That last paragraph is the message that should have been sent to the TSB bank.

Seems that the backups are not backups after all.

Eeeee have I let the cat out the bag.

Smart meters are a ‘costly mistake’ that'll add BILLIONS to bills


May 2018

Here we are in May 2018 and if you change energy supplier your smart meter has to be changed too.

The electrician binned the older smart meter so this begs the question "who is paying for this waste"?

Cambridge Analytica dismantled for good? Nope: It just changed its name to Emerdata


Use Facebook to spread the word..........

Use Facebook to spread the word about this chameleon outfit.

They must not have realised that there is a Director search out there.

HPE CEO Meg Whitman endorses Hillary Clinton, dumps on Trump


About to be proved correct.........

Things are warming up on the Syria front so I reckon that she is about to be proved correct.

SpaceX: We'll land on Mars in 2018 (cough, with NASA's help)


It's 2018.

It's 2018 now and still no word on this project. Ho Hum.

Hubble Space Telescope one of 16 suffering data-scrambling sensor error


ADC device number please.

Can someone give the device/s code number/s as these devices may be in use in industry.

RIP... almost: Brit high street gadget shack Maplin Electronics



Wonders how much is missing from the pension pots of the employees.

UK worker who sold customers' data to nuisance callers must cough up £1k


Lock him up.

He should have been locked up for an hour for every persons details that he sold on.

Punishments in the UK are anything but.

Oh FNZ, Aviva! System back up, still trudging through queries backlog


Re: The "shiny new online pension system" . .

Still not fully functional...................

NASA finds satellite, realises it has lost the software and kit that talk to it



I have an unopened box of Windows 3.1 if that will help.........

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