* Posts by BigSLitleP

73 posts • joined 13 Jun 2018


Here come the riled MPs (it's private, huh), Facebook's a digital 'gangster' ('disingen-u-ous'). Zuckerberg he is a failure (on sharing data)


Re: Now, will the government act...

Are you actually joking? How many investigations have there been of Clinton? 7? And they found nothing.

How many for Trump? 1? And so far 13 people have been indited. That Trump investigation seems like money well spent to me.

Revealed: Numbers show extent of security fears about security biz Kaspersky Lab


Re: It's not just Kaspersky

Or... and just hear me out here......

A private company is not run by a government. Shock/horror

OK, Google? Probably not! EU settles on wording for copyright reform legislation


Re: Wow, just wow.....

"Had any educated" XD


Re: Hard Brexit please

Glad to see the lack of support for your stupidity. Makes me very happy.


Re: "This tactic doesn't play well in the EU"

Biggest ever public campaign? The tweets can't even get 200 likes but you think it was the biggest ever public campaign?

Are you delusional or just trying to convince everyone else?

Ever used VFEmail? No? Well, chances are you never will now: Hackers wipe servers, backups in 'catastrophic' attack


As someone has already pointed out, these examples have a motive. Not only that, but it's a massive difference between setting fire to stuff and hacking an enterprise. Any idiot can start a fire.

Seriously people.I'm glad none of you are investigators or security consultants. This is supposed to be a techy forum, any chance you want to get your collective heads out of your collective asses? I'm not saying it's a state actor or a massive conspiracy, it could just be a disgruntled employee. Saying someone did it for the lols is just embarrassing.


There's a huge difference between a kid breaking a chromebook and someone breaking in to an enterprise and destroying everything. This takes planning, this takes will and this takes a motive. If you think the answer is "because they can" then you are incredibly naive.

The gimlet gaze of Azure to be turned upon UK footpads thanks to cop-friendly analytics


Not sure what the point of this is.....

British Police don't actually turn up anyway. Even if you hand them evidence, CCTV footage and the address, name and admission of guilt of the scoundrel.

They're not interested in break ins and thievery, only "real crimes". (Still waiting to find out what defines a "real crime")

I am just a mapper: Solar drones take to the skies above Blighty


Re: Just because you're paranoid...

Is that a law that states when you are irrelevant, start your own group?

Hold horror stories: Chief, we've got a f*cking idiot on line 1. Oh, you heard all that


Re: Help desk

If the guy was trying to fix a problem for an hour and a half, he's not helping himself, the company, or the customer.

"Dedication"? Hardly. Sounds like he was trying to waste as much time as possible. People in that job can take as many as 20 calls in an hour. Taking one call for an hour and a half feels like a lunch break. All the while his team mates are getting hit by more calls than usual.

"Sorry boss, not my fault. Customer kept me on the line....."

AI gets carded, China and US agree on robot wars, Amazon claims Rekognition is just fine


I love Hanabi

Got a copy myself. Good game if you and your friends are harmonious and smart.

My friends and I are drunk and dumb. Hanabi turns in to a laughing / swearing event and ends with a low score and us playing again.

DXC Technology utters words 'hiring' and 'digital' 105 times in Q3 earnings car-crash


Re: great news

I get the opposite feeling. I tend to rub my hands together with glee.

On one of their projects i tend to come in, have to wait for months as everything they do is behind schedule. Basically sit around, drinking coffee and getting paid. Then they run out of money or "change directions" and i'm out of there. Wait a week or two, then it's on to another "fantastic, exciting digital project".

10/10, would definitely get paid for drinking coffee again.

Oh dear! Amazon's facial recognition is racist and sexist – and there's a JLaw deep fake that will make you want to tear out your eyes


I don't know what's worse:

1) The fact that the OP doesn't understand racism, evolution or society in general

2) So many people upvoted him, showing their ignorance too

3) The downvotes you received, showing people don't like to admit they were wrong


He's a really, really, REALLY obvious disadvantage for black people.....

"I wasn't even in the CITY, let alone at the place that got robbed!"

"Well, this AI thing says you are a perfect match and we all know it works brilliantly so it's off to jail for you!"

Another case solved.....

Oh cool, the Bluetooth 5.1 specification is out. Nice. *control-F* master-slave... 2,000 results


I've had multiple phones, cars and headsets and never had an issue. A client had a Vauxhall and his bluetooth never worked right. I think it's how it's implimented that makes the difference and the fact there doesn't seem to be any hard and fast rules is what causes problems, I reckon.

Apple yoinks enterprise certs from Facebook, Google, killing internal apps, to show its power


Re: Interesting

You mean except for the fact that it is being reported everywhere? Interesting

While US fires criminal charges at Huawei, UK tells legislators not to worry, everything's fine


Re: So when the Huawei-using UK rocks up at a US-AU-NZ conference

Yes, that we're not willing to take part in a political row without reason.

Trying to log into Office 365 right now? It's a coin flip, says Microsoft: Service goes TITSUP as Azure portal wobbles


Office 363 and counting

That is all.

'Numpty new boy' lets the boss take fall for mailbox obliteration


Yup, thirded on this approach to management.

In my last management role, it tended to be my guys made a mistake and owned up, i covered for them and my boss happily threw me under the buss with the directors.

He was quite miffed when myself and the entire service desk all quit on the same day.....

Should the super-rich pay 70% tax rate above $10m? Here's Michael Dell's hot take for Davos


Re: @pmb00cs

Actually every western government except the US has its own version of the NHS. It has saved millions of lives and doesn't care if you are wealthy and poor. It is quite possibly the greatest thing we brits have ever invented. The fact that people like you and the tories are trying to replace it with private health is disgusting.

If you want a system as broken as the US, go live there. Stop trying to destroy our country.

Apple: You can't sue us for slowing down your iPhones because you, er, invited us into, uh, your home... we can explain


Re: Yah, Yah, Yah.

You didn't just moved the goalposts in your pointless and brain dead rant, you swapped them for a basball mound and moved the entire stadium.

I have an iPhone, so there goes all that Android nonsense straight away, and that's without the fact that there are many, many good Android devices out there.

Apple don't make the hardware. The bits are made by other people and assembled by Apple.

If batteries are consumable, why are they so hard to replace in an Apple device? In fact, at one point Apple said they weren't consumable and shouldn't be replaced. You should replace the phone instead.

Apple have admitted that they slow the phone down, so your ramble about email fetch, sms and signal are all without merit.

You don't get to choose if you want a slower phone or a faster phone, Apple make that decision for you.

Come on fanboy, this isn't a BBC "Have your say" article. This is a technical site. You can't just BS your way through it.

Arm wants to wrestle industry into a seat on the UK.gov's £70m hardware security train


Re: Chicken feed

I am aware of what per capita means, cowherd, but in this case it doesn't make any difference. The total is what is important. You can do more with 600 million than you can with 70 million. Per Capita in this instance is a pointless comparison.


Re: Chicken feed

Is 600 million bigger than 70 million? Or is the 70 million bigger because someone wrote it on the side of a bus for you?

Six Flags fingerprinted my son without consent, says mom. Y'know, this biometric case has teeth, say state supremes...


Re: Thank you!

If you think his comment and yours are the same thing, you have either a reading or a writing problem.

Miscreants sweep internet for unpatched Cisco kit, fears over bugged Chinese parts, Roger Stone nabbed...


Re: It should be noted that WikiLeaks has categorically denied the emails came from Russia.

Probably because you have no evidence to back up any of your statements, while people are sitting in jail becuase of the Russian side of the investigation. It's almost like one side has evidence and the other side is chanting "lock her up!"

Everyday doings of a metropolitan techie: Stob's software diary


Re: Not from the Midlands...

I am definitely from the midlands originally and i would say his statement is 100% accurate. My wife gets very annoyed at how often she asks a question and gets the reply "If you want."

Friday fun fact: If Stegosauruses had space telescopes, they wouldn't have seen any rings around Saturn


Re: Distant Origin

aaaaaand this is yet another reason why i hated Voyager.

Goddamn the Pusher man: Nominet kicks out domain name hijack bid


Re: How about some grace time after expiry?

That just means that your IT department are bad at their job. If your domain name isn't high on your priority list, then you'll lose it and will have no one else to blame.

It WASN'T the update, says Microsoft: Windows 7 suffers identity crisis as users hit by activation errors


Because in the UK, if you can prove that you own the licence for the software, the courts don't care about "activation". UK courts > EULA

Peak Apple: This time it's SERIOUS, Tim


Re: RE: BigSLitleP

*Glass bottle, but yes


Re: Not quite

Maybe he should take off his eyepatch?


It's true. My wife visited Kenya years ago and it was much easier to get hold of bottled coke than it was to get clean water and the coke was cheaper as well.

IBM insists it's not deliberately axing older staff. Internal secret docs state otherwise...


The amount of times i've stopped older members of IT doing something stupid because "we used to do it that way" is a common phrase are too many to count.

It's almost as if it's individuals and not a generic age thing.

Welcome to 2019: Your Exchange server can be pwned by an email (and other bugs need fixing)


Re: All seems good

I've worked for so many companies like this, which is why my average employment in any single role is about 15 months. Currently working for a "cloud provider" that seems to be mainly incompetent, using equipment way out of date or bought from ebay. We *cause* most of the problems you listed.

Just hit 13 months in my current role.....

Attention all British .eu owners: Buy dotcom domains and prepare to sue, says UK govt


Re: Don't worry, it's only money

Considering the Royals bring in more than they cost........

You were told to clean up our systems, not delete 8,000 crucial files


Considering i was repairing laptops with smaller than 1Gb HDD with win95 on them back in 96/97, i call bullshit on your call of bullshit.

Hacker cyber-gang: Give us cyber-cash for cyber-cache of 18,000 stolen Sept 11th insurance docs


Re: Conspiracy Idiocy

Really? Even building 7 has been fully explained a billion times. Grow up, man.

LG's beer-making bot singlehandedly sucks all fun, boffinry from home brewing


To brew American beer.....

You need 5 litres of water......

And that's it.

Microsoft, you shouldn't have: Festive Windows 10 Insiders build about as exciting as new socks


"removing the spying" - if you were a techie, you'd be able to do that

"Stupid flat look" - aesthetics is a choice, i actually like the way win 10 looks

"os/2" - Come on grandpa, your tea is getting cold.

Keen for much-hyped quantum computing to finally land? Don't expect it for a decade


Re: They say never ask a question you don't already know the answer to

Do you know who would? The company that made it because money.

Think you need to loosen your tin foil hat a little

Tesla autopilot saves driver after he fell asleep at wheel on the freeway


Re: Plan A

Guessing you didn't read the comment above yours that proves you don't have to have your hand on the wheel?

FYI: NASA has sent a snatch-and-grab spacecraft to an asteroid to seize some rock and send it back to Earth


We'll start by putting one dent on one side, then 6 dents on the opposite side.....

High Court agrees to hear full legal challenge of Blighty's Snooper's Charter


Re: At least in the UK...

"Any nation that seeks to swap a little freedom for a little security will deserve neither and will lose both"

Not a price cut! Apple perks up soggy iPhone demand with rebate boost


Re: iPhone SE

I have an SE and can do all the things you don't seem to be able to, minus the SD card. Its a bad workman etc etc.

I paid £0 for my SE and would gladly pay a similar price for a newer Apple device.

US told to quit sharing data with human rights-violating surveillance regime. Which one, you ask? That'd be the UK


Re: I am confused

"and, as far as I can recall, British soldiers have never found themselves accused of torture"

Oh yes they have.....


We're no better than the Americans.

Word boffins back Rimini Street in Oracle row: 'Full' in 'full costs' is a 'delexicalised adjective'


Re: Excuse my lack of understanding ...

Full moon, as in the moon isn't missing any pieces and is therefor the moon

Full speed, as in all of the speed you are currently going

Full time, as in the time and not half of it

Full parking isn't even grammatically correct

I really don't see your argument.....

Big Falcon Namechange for Musk's rocket: BFR becomes Starship


Re: Yes

In order to stop your enemy from downvoting, first you must disable his hand

Black Friday? Yes, tech vendors might be feeling a bit glum looking at numbers for the UK


If they actually wanted to sell more kit during this sale period, maybe they should actually drop the prices during the sale period? Just a thought.

Infosec's Thanksgiving turkey triumvirate: Tesla, Tumblr, Trump (as in Ivanka)... and tons more


Re: "Succumbing to 'gotcha' headlines."

You still haven't read the article, you're still defending a hypocrite, you are still being a hypocrite, and you still look like a complete spaz.

Well done on proving everyone right about Drumpf supporters....

Brexit: UK will be disconnected from EU databases after 2020


Re: Is it just me or...

Trump supports white supremacists and describes them as "good people". Please provide evidence of the same in the countries you listed.

Also, my grandad survived WW2 after being a tank commander. He backed the EU, as did Winston Churchill, they guy that helped came up with the idea and the European Court of Justice.

The question becomes: who should i listen to? A war hero and the greatest brit that ever lived or some numpty on a forum shouting "Trump's a nice guy!"?


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