* Posts by Mad Dave

182 posts • joined 21 Sep 2007


I'm feeling lucky: Google, Facebook say workers must be vaccinated before they return to offices

Mad Dave


Will these companies be taking responsability for any adverse effects suffered by employees? Given that they know that some people will suffer tremendous injury as a consequence of taking this experminental vaccine, to what extent should criminal prosecution of board members be considered?

Civil-rights probe: Facebook has completely failed to… Zuck: Look over here! We’ve banned four groups! Go me!

Mad Dave

If you don't like it, don't read it

And stop trying to force your beliefs onto others.

UK snubs Apple-Google coronavirus app API, insists on British control of data, promises to protect privacy

Mad Dave

Why the tags?

Marriott Hotels hacked AGAIN: Two compromised employee logins abused to siphon off 5.2m guests' personal info

Mad Dave

>Included in that hack were 8.6 million “encrypted” credit card numbers, though the hotel chain insisted that all but a mere 354,000 had expired

So why were they holding onto the other 8.25 million numbers?

US prez Donald Trump declares America closed to those flying in from Schengen zone over coronavirus woes

Mad Dave

Re: Green card holders and the immediate family of US citizens get a pass.

Zero percent, as it always has been.

GitLab can proclaim diversity all it likes, but it seems to have a real problem keeping women on staff or in management

Mad Dave

Re: Katrinab

>WHY do you think women don't want to work in STEM

Because your code will either work, or it won't, and no amount of complaining to HR will change that, and you'll be responsible for fixing it until it does work.

Mad Dave

Re: Does it matter?

[citation needed]

Mad Dave

Re: who cares ?

Thank you for your contribution of sexism and racism.

Hey GitLab, the 1970s called and want their sexism back: Saleswomen told to wear short skirts, heels and 'step it up'

Mad Dave

>selection process for saleswomen was sexist by only hiring attractive women.

Which sex is being discriminated against here?

Boris celebrates taking back control of Brexit Britain's immigration – with unlimited immigration program

Mad Dave

Re: Good, good.

>improving FOM will not be as good as what British citizens in the EU have this week

You still do not understand why we voted to remove FoM. I'll give you a hint, it's not because we're bothered about who can leave the UK.

Squirrel away a little IT budget for likely Brexit uncertainty, CIOs warned

Mad Dave

Re: "UK’s departure from the UK"

>you very strongly implied it

I am only responsible for what I write, not what you can understand.

Mad Dave

Re: "UK’s departure from the UK"

>you are saying only Scots born should be allowed to vote on independence?

I don't believe so, feel free to correct me if you can find such instance?

Mad Dave

Re: "UK’s departure from the UK"

The majority of Scots voted in favour of independence at the last referendum.

The vote was only won because the vast majority of English people living in Scotland voted for Scotland to remain as part of the UK.

If the vote was restricted to Scottish people, Scotland would have already left the UK.

Source : Scottish Referendum Study by the University of Edinburgh.

Unlocking news: We decrypt those cryptic headlines about Scottish cops bypassing smartphone encryption

Mad Dave

Downvoted for the most blatant showing of TDS I've seen today.

This is also a system for GPs, right? UK doctors seek clarity over Health dept's £40m single sign-on funding

Mad Dave

Perhaps the teaching staff should have considered the consequences in terms of IT budgets before demanding outrageous pay increases?

Mad Dave

Re: what is a GP?

>In Scotland its possible to get an appointment within a few days

Not in North Glasgow it's not. My own experience:

>Hello, can I have an appointment please?

>I'm afraid there's none left

>Can you put me on the waiting list please?

>We only run a waiting list for 4 weeks, and it's full.

>So there is no way for me to get an appointment?

>Try calling tomorrow.

Repeat x forever.

Tabletop battle-toys purveyor Games Workshop again warns of risks in Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP project

Mad Dave

>Following our move to a more agile methodology

They're doomed. Death by clueless Project Manager.

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

Mad Dave

Re: Surely we're not at war yet?

Your TDS is showing.

Apple: Mysterious iPhone 11 location pings were because of 'ultra-wideband compliance'

Mad Dave

Re: I'm actually surprised

>no privacy implication

Yeah, other than your phone recording your every move, and you trusting Apple to not exfilitrate it.

Brian Eno's latest composition: A giant Christmas card with Julian Assange on it

Mad Dave

Re: Assange is not in jail for being a journalist.

Who was the 'victim'?

Mad Dave

Re: Assange is not in jail for being a journalist.

>his victim

Remind me when he was found guilty of anything again please?

Satya 'Karma' Nadella ignored our complaints over pay gap, thousands of Microsoft women say

Mad Dave

> it is responsible for the result.

Personally, I would be of the opinion that it more likely the consequence of the choices made by individuals, with women being more inclined to hold low pressure roles which pay less money.

There is very likely 0% pay gap between people doing the same work with the same output in terms of productivity.

UK.gov to treat online abuse as seriously as IRL hate crime

Mad Dave

>Following public concern

Strange, I don't recall being asked my opinion...

Risk-free Friday evenings, thanks to Office 365 license management

Mad Dave

Re: MS still selling shit?

>This is especially true if you for some strange reason store them in the likes of OneDrive

Don't the documents just sit on my local hard drive, synced using the Onedrive client?

I thought it would simply stop updating, not that the documents would disappear.

Prepare your popcorn: Wikipedia deems the Daily Mail unreliable

Mad Dave

Does anyone believe that Wikipedia is anything other than a US government front?

Latest Intel, AMD chips will only run Windows 10 ... and Linux, BSD, OS X

Mad Dave

-killer business class PCs

-running Chrome OS

Yeah, you can only pick one of those.

PayPal denies stiffing bug-hunting teen on bounty

Mad Dave

Re: Good old Paypal - Did you know?


Dear me, the standard of commentators on here has lowered somewhat since I was last on.

The Register Comments Guidelines

Mad Dave

Not too sure about this

Guideline number 7 seems a bit off. There are plenty of people who are paid to act on behalf of many organisations, in order to promote their goods, services, or act as online reputation managers. Not quite sure why it would be that this is something which is not permitted to be said.

All that guideline number 11 needs is "and no Daily Mail readers" added to it, and it could be out of any sixth form college debating guide.

Iranian gov mouthpiece Press TV finally gets taken off the air in the UK

Mad Dave

It was a satirical statement

I live in the UK, like the vast majority of posters on here.

A couple of years ago, that would have been commonly understood on here.

Mad Dave

Anti-Slavic racism

One of the few form of racism still acceptable. I wonder why that would be?

Mad Dave

Thank goodness

I live in a country which embraces the freedom to disseminate information without undue government censorship.

The Register to publish other sites' blacked-out content in SOPA protest

Mad Dave

Instead of wasting time disabling js

You could have used that time to simply search for an authoritative source of information, rather than the deranged ramblings of a bunch of unemployable neckbeards.

Cruel new punishment for hackers: Twitter, Facebook bans

Mad Dave


Surely the people who are most likely to be subject to these measures are the people most likely to know how to open a CD tray and stick in a GNU/Linux live CD?

Punters even more dissatisfied by Virgin Media's package

Mad Dave

Write a letter, and send it 1st class recorded. It'll get there tomorrow , and you'll have your proof of them having received it.

Anonymous shuts down hidden child abuse hub

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Mad Dave

Tor is not the issue

Isn't this merely a bruteforce mysql attack or similar?

I'm not quite sure how the compromising of a service would render a protocol used to connect to that service as being 'unsafe'?

Blow for McKinnon as extradition treaty ruled 'not biased'

Mad Dave


Sure is paid posters in here...

Gay-bashing cult plans picket of Steve Jobs funeral

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More censorship, and restrictions on freedom.

Great, just what the UK needs.

Don't bother with that degree, say IT pros

Mad Dave


That probably explains the magnificent job which EDS do of looking after central government IT projects...

Spamford Wallace charged for hacking 500,000 Facebookers

Mad Dave

Big Deal

He caused some electrons to be moved around which had the effect of some people seeing an advert on a monitor, it's hardly the 'crime' of the century.

12% of UK don't carry cash

Mad Dave

I don't even have a bank account.

I pay for absolutely everything with cash. I never leave the house without at least a grand in cash.

Creationists are infiltrating US geology circles

Mad Dave

So, uh...

What have you done which ranks alongside the work of Pasteur?

Mad Dave

Why so anti-Christian?

I can understand it in 14 year olds who are annoyed because their mum took away their xbox, but why on here?

Oh wait...

Fake student hacker avoids jail over ID theft scam

Mad Dave

Probably a good thing then,

that he lives in a country which values freedom unless you are found to be guilty.

Police to get greater web censorship powers

Mad Dave

Is there some reason

why the police think that the normal course of law does not apply to them?

If they have information that a site is being used for crime, then go to court, and get an order to close it.

If they're not going to do that, we simply have a police state where the police censor information they don't approve of.

Swedish prosecutors seek Assange arrest

Mad Dave


"The identification, exposure, or termination of employment of or legal actions against current or former insiders, leakers, or whistleblowers could damage or destroy this center of gravity and deter others from using Wikileaks.org to make such information public."

I'm sure this is all just a big coincidence.

Video vigilante site emerges from legal battles

Mad Dave

How are they going to ensure

that the people watching the streams are complying with the terms of the DPA, with regards to such things as data storage, SARs, and such like?

Sounds legally dubious to me.

Pentagon out to 'destroy' Wikileaks, founder says

Mad Dave

It has been obvious for some time

that the US DoD has been carrying out a campaign against both the site, and the people who run it.

Second piracy threat lawyers withstand DDoS attack

Mad Dave

I asuume that when you say 'Teh lulz'

that you actually mean criminal charges for disrupting the normal operation of a network.

Steve Jobs in iPhone bitchslap to creationists, Tea Party

Mad Dave


How will all the angsty teenagers have straw man arguments now?



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