* Posts by David Buckley

25 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Oct 2007

Storage firm Drobo gets mysterious cash injection

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Rackmount expension?

Expand with a rackmount unit...what you meen like the drobo pro with the rack kit attached?

Not like that's hard to see on the website

Beeb gets grief for Humpty Dumpty rewrite

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leave justin alone

justin is the best thing on cbeebies. if some deaf parents can't tell the difference between makaton and british sign language, more the fool them. something special is not designed to tech british sign language to kids, but let everyone communicate. the sun are a bunch of no brained dim whits for the most part.

Oracle hits DoJ roadblock on Sun deal

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seriously java on the decline?

if you look at any large server back end, the majority of the time is java

i'll concede that occasionally its some c like code compiled and optimized to run really fast, but java just gives you too many advantages over your normal dev process

admitidly its dead on the front end, mind you it was never really a goer to start with

Judge backs Halifax in Chip and PIN clone case

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why not a fake?

its not impossible to pretend to be another card

it just involves some hardware thats not accessible to noddy crooks

and who'd have thunk that a bank would destroy evidence.....

or a judge wouldn't believe the plaintive in a none trivial case

Baby Shakergate: Apple officially sorry

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there is a point where you go to far. i think killing babies may well be it. the whole point of this app was to see how long you can stand the baby crying before you kill it....

it is apple selling these apps after all, so a bit of corporate responsibility is required.

as for the wobbely apps, they didn't really cross any line but the silly one.

iPhone lights a fire

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How original......

Take something developed last Christmas and spin it as new ....


Doormen's database boss goes

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and the bafta for comedy goes to

you really couldn't write this stuff could you...

its like the government employed the writes of some mothers do have them

No2ID shakes fist at plod print scanner plan

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Thumb Down

...where do i get off this merry go round?


has the home office been indoctrinated by the stazi hard liners that thought shooting people was too good for them?

why not go the whole hog and lets tatoo a number on our fore arms and embed an rfid chip in everyone's brain stem, just incase they try to remove the number

whats wrong with nicking people and printing them under caution.... oh yeh they may get a solicitor to stick up for them

French boffin: Mac Pros emit toxic fumes

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Dead Vulture

oooh err

so the factory that puts them puppies together seems to have a problem then....

chances are that apple haven't bought out 100% capacity of the place, which then begs the question ..... what else have they contaminated?

College launches iPhone videogame course

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Jobs Horns

hang on...

isn't there a rather ristrictive nda on the iphone sdk?

i thought it was only the employees of a company that could talk about it amongst themselves...

Burned by Chrome - Fire put out

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Black Helicopters

didn't you know

google is the internet

if you post something to the internet your giving it to google eventualy

IT pay jumps as skills gap widens

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Dead Vulture



really....and in the real world....

Apple is Fisher-Price of sound quality, says Neil Young

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what a crotochty old fart

Meh you youngsters and your new fangled technology

Why in my day you had to turn the handle on the gramaphone

How dare you want to loose some of the top and bottom end of my music just so it can take it where you like

Everyone who cares about the audio quality that much listens to vinal any way

3 days on: The iPhone users still to make a call

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Jobs Halo

we.....no problems here govner

Picked up the phone after the system went down and they reverted to paper. Put my sim in from my old phone, plugged it into iTunes, actived it.

Nothing went wrong once I got out of the shop and neither did the other guy from work who got one. Shame they had no 16gb devices, but can't say I have any real complaints....sorry

Virgin warns 800 punters for file-sharing

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Dead Vulture

one more loop on that noose

well once they've finished tying that great old noose round their corporate neck, i'll get in the queue to pull the leaver and terminate the abomination its become.

they seem to be playing russian roulette and adding bullets for kicks...

..out source tech support to ibm in india

...charge premium rate for tech support

...throttle users at peak time for using what they thought they'd bought


...nasty grams

i make that 1 more for a 100% chance of blowing their heads off, unless this is being run by darwin award nominees, then they're probably loading up a berreta

China sacks officials over faked big cat snaps

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IT Angle

was this...

real world chinese gold farmers?

and if a farmer has the mad photoshop skills to do that... why is he still farming and not working on the celebrity pr0n head replacements?

UK game-development degrees not up to snuff, claims industry

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..pay penuts get ..... people who learned programming from ... one of those computeach type jobbies ><

US school cheat hack suspect faces 38 years jail

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...is it just because its a computer?

I get the impression that people who change their grades electronically rather than modifying the paper bases cards have the book thrown at them...well shot out of a rail gun at them.

If they'd just messed around with the paper, then i bet it would have been put down to hijinks and then had their hands slapped.

all fear the kid who knows how to use a computer for in them lie the downfall of the system

Gov claims 'password protection' OK for sensitive docs

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password cracking...

why bother to crack to password, just yank the drive, far less work and even a skally from salford can manage that.

Safari practices self-love, claims code monkey

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@first post

well perhaps in some situations

but null and 0 are not always the same thing

Royal Bank of Scotland takes three weeks to squash nasty Worldpay bug

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...never heard of redirects

@anonymous coward 1...

have you never had a verified by visa payment on the tinterweb?

when you make a payment your p0rn provider redirects you to provider x's verified by visa / master card site and you ram your details in there.

they let you know ahead of time your being bounced around.

theres no plugins or any other such ropey crap

for this exploit to work, all you'd have to do is modify someones payment page that uses worldpay as their payments provider and insert the exploit

bingo farmed data and it all looks entirely proper from a users point of view, the only way they would know any better would be to grok the code on the page, which may not even be there as it can be loaded from a separate file at runtime

it is fairly nasty

probably best to just report things like this to el reg immediately and let them beet the idiots round the head with a 10 pound kipper

Verizon lands 10-year deal to unify DHS networks

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Paris Hilton

...not to state the blindingly obvious but...

"Not what's normally meant by a secret service."

....isn't that because what they do is a secret?

CIA demands UK halts interrogation tactics

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Paris Hilton

oh dear lord...

so it's started then

..paris...well she has no clue either

Daring Register raid snatches key government URL

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what to do....what to do.....


Drunken Indian elephants take on electricity pole

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they should just leave kebabs near the vats whilst they're brewing the hooch, then they won't go rampaging looking for the nearest lump of mystery meat, pitta and chilli sauce