* Posts by philebbeer

10 posts • joined 1 Mar 2018

Why is a 22GB database containing 56 million US folks' personal details sitting on the open internet using a Chinese IP address? Seriously, why?

philebbeer

Re: late capitalists

I appreciate what you are saying, but to be fair, it is not the cosmetic companies that want to engage in incredibly expensive animal testing, it is the government that demands animal testing of products to be used on humans. Remember Thalidamide? Only tested on one species, which didn't have a problem with it

Eggheads have crunched the numbers and the results are in: It's not just your dignity you lose with e-scooters, life and limb are in peril, too

philebbeer

You can't get points on your driving licence if you were in charge of a machine that did not require you to ho;d a licence. I'm sure you could be booked for something, but your licence is not in any danger.

'He must be stopped': Missouri candidate's children tell voters he's basically an asshat

philebbeer
Mushroom

....but then you haven't given an upvote (there are non there). That means you haven't kept your word.....you sir are a cad & a bounder

Creep travels half the world to harass online teen gamer… and gets shot by her mom – cops

philebbeer

Re: @Rustbucket... @AC ... The cat is pretty well out of the bag already

Wow, an AR-10 in 6.5 cm, that's 65mm!!! A proper hand cannon!

Keep your hands on the f*cking wheel! New Tesla update like being taught to drive by your dad

philebbeer

Re: Sigh ...

Yep, If you haven't passed your IAM or ROSPA test within 5 years, add a government surtax of 100% to your insurance costs as a nice financial incentive to make people get round to it.

The L test is just supposed to show that you are safe on the roads while you gain experience of driving. Why not make people prove they are both experienced & safe after a set time? We might get fewer lunatics on the roads if we did something like this.

Then....accident rates fall, NHS/emergency service costs/callouts fall, roads are safer, cheaper insurance (I am trying to find something negative for balance....nope).

If you are reading this, is there any reason you haven't taken an advanced driving test yet?

... Aaaand that's a fifth Brit Army Watchkeeper drone to crash in Wales

philebbeer

Re: Thales

I lost you after "...lets do this right"

'Your computer has a virus' cold call con artists on the rise – Microsoft

philebbeer

In the UK get a BT phone with 'Call Guardian'. Perhaps you don't need one but think of your elderly relatives. I must have been on a few list as I got 2 or 3 of these calls a day, this dropped to about 2 or 3 a week after I got CG. After 18 months or so.... well I can't remember the last scam call. CG is really great, can't recommend it enough.

'Dear Mr F*ckingjoking': UK PM Theresa May's mass marketing missive misses mark

philebbeer

Re: Not voting...

In the UK the number of spoilt ballot papers is recorded in the official figures of the vote.

I agree that you should make the effort to vote but must admit that having got to the voting station I have spoilt my ballot paper on more than one occasion.

UK watchdog Ofcom tells broadband firms: '30 days to sort your speeds'

philebbeer

I'm sure we could nearly all manage with low broadband speeds, the point is surely that we are PAYING for promised higher speeds which we then don't receive

How would you feel if you bought a car which you were promised would get 500 mpg, only to find it only got 50 mpg?

Full shift to electric vans would melt Royal Mail's London hub, MPs told

philebbeer
Coat

Re: Case study

>>>>Then you've got the crappy range, the fall out on crime and driver safety (especially women) -

>>Sorry, I'm genuinely not following why women would face more driver safety issues. Please could you expand on this?

Scenario 1. Come out of house, leap into ICE car, drive away

Scenario 2. Come out of house, detach EV from charging cable, stow cable, drive away

Sc2 gives the bad boys more time to get up to mischief before you are safely locked in your car

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