* Posts by VulcanV5

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I no longer have a burning hatred for Jewish people, says Googler now suddenly no longer at Google

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Sacked for being boring: yay!

It's a pity Google hadn't the guts to spell out to him the reasons why he was being let go.

All narcissists are tedious, and super-narcissists, super-so. The guy was too immature to occupy any senior position in any kind of business.

Being rid of his schoolyard attention-seeking hopefully sends out a message that just because you're self-obsessed, that doesn't mean the rest of the freakin' world has to have even the slightest interest in anything you might think or say.

Realizing this is getting out of hand, Coq mulls new name for programming language

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Re: "faucet"

Until encountering this enlightening thread, I hadn't realized how insulting is 'stopcock'. Most often when we need to call in a plumber he tells my wife to stop the cock, presumably because he's filled with envy and not a little malice.. His question is posed in such a way as to humiliate me -- do you know where your cock-that-needs-stopping actually is -- the possessive in this case attributed to her, never to me.

Airline software super-bug: Flight loads miscalculated because women using 'Miss' were treated as children

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TUI arrogant indifference

@Foxglove: "TUI failing to respond to the specific question El Reg asked about where the system programming is interesting, I think I'll ask them that question myself and see if I get a response"

Don't hold your breath. TUI is a German-owned tour company which bought out Thomson Holidays some years ago and continues to uphold the previously long established Thomson tradition of poor service, arrogant management and indifference to customer complaints.

That it should in the face of this situation glibly issue a Press Release saying how much it values the safety of its customers and staff says all there is to say about corporate mendacity, as well as TUI's belief that it can get away forever and a day insulting folks' intelligence with nonsensical corporate PR bilge-speak.

(Which it probably can, given that the overwhelming majority of its customers are unlikely to even know about this load issue, or understand it, or ever get together to boycott the business.)

We can't avoid it any longer. Here's a story about the NFT mania... aka someone bought a JPEG for $69m in Ether

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You like potato and I like potatoe,

You like tomato and I like tomatoe;

Potato, potatoe, tomato, tomatoe!

You say eitherium and I say bollocks

You say either and I say nyther;

Eitherium, eyether, neither, nyther,

Let's call the whole NFT thing off!

Amazing, how far-sighted the Gershwins were back in 1937.

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Re: Levels of understanding

"Seems a pity that folks with so much to waste couldn't find something [a] more useful and [b] more interesting than a collage of stuff already dumped to Instagram to lose it on."

The "folks" -- in this instance -- have a vested interest in getting this kind of lunacy embraced by others.

This was not a simple case of a simple (but preposterously wealthy) moron wasting his/her money. Have a look at Christie's sale announcement.

SolarWinds just keeps getting worse: New strain of backdoor malware found in probe

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Re: "Investors should be wary of social media endorsements of investment opportunities"

I've got a used rocket to sell you.

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Survival of the fittest

Proof that evolution is not a smooth unstoppable process of ever-increasing refinement has been with us for centuries.

Even so, it's still a surprise to be reminded of the sheer scale of homo sapiens' forking:

""The defendants allegedly used McAfee's Twitter account to publish messages to hundreds of thousands of his Twitter followers touting various cryptocurrencies through false and misleading statements to conceal their true, self-interested motives," Manhattan US Attorney Audrey Strauss said.

McAfee actually had hundreds of thousands (!) of Twitter followers? Ye gods, a longtime certifiable fruitcake like McAfee should only have had two followers at most, both in white coats and one of them armed with a ready supply of sedatives.

Thus do the numb dumb primates of Homo Idiota go on their not so merry way to oblivion. Quite why homo sapiens should care a jot about them, or do anything to delay their inevitable extinction, is beyond me.

Seagate UK customer stung by VAT on replacement drive shipped via the Netherlands

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Re: Should not have Netherlands VAT ...

June 23rd 2016 is, by now, a long time ago, yet your life seems to have stopped the morning after.

I'll happily pay VAT and any other charges arising from the electorate's overwhelming vote in favour of Brexit if such payments continue to remind you of the bitterness you felt when realizing that you, in all your innate brilliance, had been out-manoeuvred by all those lesser mortals / 'morons'.

Nurserycam horror show: 'Secure' daycare video monitoring product beamed DVR admin creds to all users

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Actually Herman, it's 24 now.

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@iron: gosh, I never thought I'd find myself typing this:

Remember Mumsnet!

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Oh dear Elizabeth

What is it about females in corporate boardrooms that they think they can be more persuasively mendacious than male equivalents? As in this case, with the claim by Elizabeth of 'legacy non-functional codes to distract hackers'.

* An Apology:

Not 'Elizabeth', but Melissa.

Don't know how I could've got that muddled up.

LastPass to limit fans of free password manager to one device type only – computer or mobile – from next month

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Sticking to the truth . . .

Of course, he could've said:

"We're not a charity but a business. We employ people and contribute to local regional and national economies, so really, we're good guys. Yes, yes, I know we're also Very Stupid Guys, too, to have paid more than we should've done for LastPass -- wowee, $4.3 billion, but hey, private equity firms exist on the basis of making lousy judgments and hoping to profit long-term from exponential growth and exponential profits. That such ain' t happening where we are is hardly our fault.. $4.3 beeellion has gone down the tube with nothing to show for it. So, c'mon peeps, time to open your wallets: pay us a ridiculous amount per month or that's it, we'll bugger up your life."

To which the response could / should be: 'Hey Dan. All this crap about 'adapting offerings to keep up with an ever evolving digital world' but absolutely no mention of pricing and exorbitant monthly fees? Well, there's an outfit called Sticky Password which works pretty well, and every few months or so runs a special offer for lifetime subscriptions that's far greater value for money than LastPass with its grubby monthly charges. Just thought you might like to know."

Someone tried to poison a Florida city by hijacking its water treatment plant via TeamViewer, says sheriff

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Getting tired of hearing about 'bad actors'. "Why not call the scumbags, scumbags??

Terraria dev cancels Stadia port after Google disabled his email account for three weeks

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Re: Google

@ gobaskof "This egg metaphor went to (sic) far. Sorry."

No need to apologise. You can never have enough egg metaphors.

I well remember James Thurber returning from his first visit to Spain and complaining about the traffic jams at a particular road junction outside Bilbao.

"Too many Basques in one exit," he opined.

Microsoft backs Australia’s pay-for-news plan, risks massive blowback over a lousy $3bn and change

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As his track record shows, Nadella's motives are anything but cynical

Compulsory installation of Microsoft's Windows 10 via a large-scale con trick was a hallmark of Nadella's rein and his belief that ethics is an English county somewhere near London.

In much the same way that the inhabitants of a hen-house need to be careful of the fox at the door, so too do Australia's politicos and citizenry need to be wary of the seemingly amiable and supportive Microsoft.

Loser Trump's last financial disclosure docs reveal Tim Cook gave him $5,999 Mac Pro, the 'first' made in Texas

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Wow:

A Trump supporter even managing to find its way here for the unique experience of associating with folks actually possessed of functioning brain cells. .

As to the glaringly obvious answers to two of the difficult-to-comprehend questions you asked:

YES. Biden (like) is the winner of the 2020 USA Presidential election.

And YES again: Biden is the most popular candidate in the entire history of those elections: (Biden, votes cast for: 81,283,098; Trump votes cast for: 74,222,958)

How generous you are to remind everyone of the scale of Joe Biden's achievement.

Theranos destroyed crucial subpoenaed SQL blood test database, can't unlock backups, prosecutors say

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Holmes is so thoroughly in the mould of the orange-hued Fat Fantasist soon to be evicted from The White House I'm surprised she hasn't gone into US politics.

Facebook appeals ruling that it stole tech. So, Italian judge issues new judgment: Pay 10 times the original fine

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Devil

Will Clegg leg it?

Surely, that pillar of British integrity -- Nick Clegg, a former Deputy Prime Minister -- who was seemingly misled into going on Zuckerberg's payroll will now realise he was hoodwinked and hand in his resignation?

SolarWinds’ shares drop 22 per cent. But what’s this? $286m in stock sales just before hack announced?

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Re: Status Quo

Ther are "Also"??? C'mon. The main reason for investments in crap movies, stuff liker Uber, and just about any other VC-favorited subject is to launder money. $billions of it gets washed and ironed every day. Trouble is, as with film production, one day it's going to strangle the life out of that which maintains its existence.

Biden projected to be the next US President, Microsoft joins rest of world in telling Trump: It looks like... you're fired

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Happy

History repeats itself

Thus does history repeat itself:

A psychotic dictator ends his days of power in a bunker.

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Long may Trump continue. . .

. . . in a state of agonizing torture, aware every second of every minute of every waking hour that he is A LOSER. That he LOST.

Hence why he rages against the pain of that by denying it. 'Course, the instant he stops denying it the worse the pain will be -- and he knows that, too. LOSER Trump. LOSER LOSER LOSER. When he closes his eyes the word is still there, burning in his inner vision, a private hell for one whose faux evangelicalism still couldn't save him.

I hope he continues to writhe and struggle and protest all the way to January 20th, after which date he can be cuffed, thrown out the White House, and made to face the various criminal charges that have stacked up against him during his four years of playing God and playing golf. In some ways the prospect of those charges torture him as much as the outcome of the election; having gone through life insulated from the consequences of his incompetence and venality, now the time of reckoning approaches.

Whether America will become a better place now that the Trumpian White House is no more is a moot point. The world, however, certainly feels a lot better without the grotesque slimeball in presidential office.

Brit accused of spying on 772 people via webcam CCTV software tells court he'd end his life if extradited to US

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React in Haste, repent at, er, um, well . . .

No sympathy. He doesn't even know if Trump is going to be re-elected or not. . . and yet he's adamant he'll commit suicide if he has to go to to the USA.

Me, I'm less than happy at the thought of having to go anywhere near America whilst the Fat Man is in The White House, but I am least prepared to wait until after November 2nd to decide whether my distaste for the place is sufficient enough for me to cash in my chips now.

The guy needs to give Democracy a chance: Pervs' Lives Matter!!

We bought a knockoff Lego launchpad kit from China for our Saturn V rocket so you don't have to

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Disappointingly, no sign of the Atlantic Ocean.

Otherwise: 11/10 for enterprise (without upper case 'e').

Elizabeth Holmes' plan to avoid her Theranos fraud trial worked out about as well as her useless blood-testing machines

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Re: Zuckerberg

I'd recommend you read the excellent non-fiction book about Holmes and Theranos, from which it's clear that Holmes liked to imagine herself as a female Steve Jobs, to the extent that she delilberately copied his penchant for black sweaters and jeans, but was unable in the slightest way to emulate his achievements. She was a woman living a secondhand existence right up until the time the real woman was exposed. Or rather, the real thing that Holmes actually was /is.

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Re: I like her

Seriously, you still like her? Even after she's dumped you and gone and married someone else??

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"By the time she realised she was way over her head" iimplies there was something just a little unfortunate about the Theranos fraud. That all was well until the day when Holmes suddenly realised the fraud was now exposed for all to see and pretty much simultaneously, ended.

That's not an example of an honest decent human being for whom everything was going swimmingly well until a malevolent combination of time and circumstance dragged her under.

Holmes knew she was "in over her head" with the first lie she uttered and the first false promise she made; it wasn't an awareness that suddenly dawned at the hundredth lie or the thousandth breach of trust. As to trying to wish (and lie) her way out the mess, nonsense; she tried by any means possible to intimidate anyone she considered a threat to her status and her ill-gotten gains. As a gutless thug, Holmes was and so remains in a class of her own.

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Why Rupert Murdoch isn't all bad. . .

Having suckered Murdoch into making a substantial investment (around $1 million, I think) she was in no doubt that in his role of proprietor, The Wall Street Journal, he would immediately obey her request to shut down the paper's investigation into her activities. Rupert made it plain he wasn't going to do any such thing, and thereafter Holmes was on her way to hell in a handcart. Hopefully that's where she'll stay.

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It's sometimes the case that simple definitions fail to sum up that which they're describing.

Not where Holmes is concerned, however.

Scum of the earth fits nicely.

Mark Zuckerberg, 36, decides that having people on his website deny the deaths of six million Jews is a bad thing

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Re: Does this also mean...

Zuckerberg will rid now himself of that international embodiment of honesty and integrity, Britain's former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg? After all,it's likely that Clegg played a key role in getting the moronic Mark to change what passes for a mind about the Holocaust. I'm sure Clegg will modestly confirm that in due course.

Dido 'Queen of Carnage' Harding to lead UK's Institute for Health Protection because Test and Trace went so well

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The Truth about Dido Harding

I am getting seriously tired of all the criticism of Baroness Harding, and especially the utterly unfounded criticism that she knows nothing about healthcare and, at this time of a global pandemic, is as much use as a chocolate ashtray.

Truth is, Harding studied PPE at Oxford alongside that other NHS loyalist, David Cameron.

With so strong background, it was absolutely right that Hancock, floundering desperately as he was about the lack of PPE in the NHS, recruited her (at Johnson's bidding) to demonstrate that here, at least, the Government knew what it was doing.

Bravo Dido, is wot I say. If more people had been as expert in PPE as she was, none of this pandemic would've happened. Well, certainly not in Wigan where I am.

IBM manager had to make one person redundant from choice of two, still bungled it and got firm done for unfair dismissal

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Yet another example of how morons in white collars get to indulge their schoolyard thuggishness with 'macho' management. Bradbury sounds exactly like the kind of individual you'd not alert to the imminent arrival of a 10-wheeler truck.

Brexit travel permits designed to avoid 7,000-lorry jams come January depend on software that won't be finished till April

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Tst tst, language

Why don't you get the truck out of here??

Proposed US fix for Boeing 737 Max software woes does not address Ethiopian crash scenario, UK pilot union warns

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Like finding like

Interesting to see something as grubby and sleazy as Boeing finding a ready customer in Ryanair for its loathsome Max.

Will survival of a Ryanair flight aboard a Boeing Max be an optional extra which Michael O'Leary can now charge for?

Video encoders using Huawei chips have backdoors and bad bugs – and Chinese giant says it's not to blame

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Re: Monumental Stupidity Always Costs and Pays an Exorbitant Price

QUOTE: "So, the stupid West abuses and uses and misuses China, treating it as if it were their ignorant cheap slave, and what exactly is the responsibility you suggest they embrace and maybe even be held accountable for, rcxb, further intimating that they be presently negligent in that particular and peculiar regard?

Are you expecting the assumed slave to be extraordinarily favourably accommodating of the arrogant presumptive slavemaster?"

Last time I saw a post as verbose in its declared outrage as that, it was from a Chinese troll farm.

As to using and abusing China: there is no 'China' as you would like to (mis)represent it. There is instead only the Chinese Communist Party, a viciously corrupt self-serving self-perpetuating elite which like every other Communist party that there has ever been, will say anything and do anything to dominate the world with its belief system.

So far, its greatest success has been to get "the stupid West" to talk of China without once mentioning those who run the place. As in your post.

Huawei set to exit server, storage, networking business in the UK

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Nice people, disgusting government

All the Chinese people I've ever met, or ever known, are few in number. But each of them I found to be pleasant, civilised, and good humoured. That's not a description in any way applicable to the Chinese Communist Party, the self-serving self-perpetuating clique which dominates China to the extent that it IS China.

The sooner, then, the better that the West stops relying on cheap imports from China and starts re-industrializing. The only thing the repellent creatures at the top of the Chinese Communist Party actually understand is money. The only pressure they ever feel is that from Chinese businesses and industrialists who're losing money. So whilst I'm sorry for anyone who has lost their job at Huawei or is about to do so, I've no regrets about severing ties with a fundamentally corrupt country whose psychopathic leaders are only ever going to moderate their behaviour once the money begins to dry up.

It's been five years since Windows 10 hit: So... how's that working out for you all?

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Scamming doesn't pay. Or, well, not as much as Nadella may've hoped.

I'm one of the many who Microsoft attempted to manipulate into taking Windows 10, this despite the fact that I was -- and still am --more than happy with Windows 7. El Reg may call it 'dodgy behaviour' for Microsoft to act as it did in taking over countless computers worldwide and installing on them an operating system their owners didn't want and had never asked for. Because that was much, much more than 'dodgy' it was a deliberate and sustained invasion of property that did not belong to Nadella or anyone else in Richmond in pursuit of profit. That Windows 10 was free of charge is by-the-by; Nadella's decision to oversee a campaign intended from the start to manipulate a captive audience to the company's benefit was as great an example of moral bankruptcy as one might find anywhere. That attempted scam -- which is what it was -- soured me forever against Windows 10. When the day comes that I finally give up on Windows 7, it won't be Microsoft I turn to for my next OS.

I suspect I'm not alone in thinking Microsoft got away too lightly with its nauseating behaviour; and viewing it today as less the "provider of service" which its Windows 10 hype claimed it to be, and more a bunch of scumbags that it has actually turned out to be..

MI6 tried to intervene in independent court by stopping judge seeing legal papers – but they said sorry, so it's OK

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Martin Lewis is a Russian. Or maybe it was Chinese?

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Re: Did These Spies Actually Leave There Names And Addresses?

Why El Reg failed to print the rest of the joke, I dunno, because having forgotten it, I'd have greatly appreciated being reminded of it.

Anyway. It begins thus: "Two spies phone the IPT to demand that . . . "

One of the spies is Welsh, the other English. Or perhaps they're both English. Or Scottish. Whatever. It's a great joke, I seem to recall, involving two spies in a phone box, a parrot, and a judge and what passes for individual rights and freedoms in today's UK.

Capita's bespoke British Army recruiting IT cost military 25k applicants after switch-on

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Re: Why haven't we banned Capita

"We" haven't banned Capita because Capita is hooked in as deeply to the UK's political structure as all the other big name parasites out there.

There isn't a Tory party or Labour party or even, LibDem party conference that isn't blessed, one way or another, by the presence of free drinkies and buffets served up by friendly, gushing employees of the world's largest accountancy companies to conference attendees too stupid to appreciate they're being manipulated.

As with the accountancy firms, so too with outsourcing businesses like Crapita: lobby, lobby, lobby for work but in addition to that, get the buggers at their party conferences, because that halfwit bloke standing next to the drinks table in the corridor is going to get a safe seat at the next general election and will be forever grateful for the respect and attention you pay him now when he's still obscure and not yet the Government Minister he was born to be.

TomTom bill bomb: Why am I being charged for infotainment? I sold my car last year, rages Reg reader

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Re: As I read that

Dorry to have to correct you, but . . .

We purchased our Garmin Nuvi satnav with "free lifetime map updates" SIX years ago. Garmin has been true to its word ever since.

By comparison, we paid more than £23,000 for a Nissan Qashqai in mid-2015, only later discovering that Nissan UK's 'Connect' satnav was using a map dating from 2013. (There'd been no map updates in 2014).

At the time of its first annual service, we asked the supplying dealer if it would update the satnav for us as by then it was three years out of date.

The dealer said sorry, but no. The manufacturer doesn't support updating of the installed satnav each year. You have to buy a new SD card yourself. (The rate from Nissan UK is now £109 per updated card.)

Garmin hasn't charged us a cent over and above the original £60 purchase price paid 6 years ago.

Thankfully, we found plenty of suppliers on eBay, from one of whom we've just bought a 2019/2020 Nissan satanav SD card complete with speed camera alerts: £18.00. (In a fortnight's time, Nissan UK is going to launch its all-new Qashqai and will be hoping its existing customer base responds to hyped-up "invitations" to the "unveiling" of the new model at their local dealership. The dumbos running the company clearly haven't worked out that if you stiff your customers once, you've lost 'em for all time. Goodbye, Nissan .)

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Re: As I read that

Wouldn't touch TomTom with the proverbial barge pole. It's a rip-off company that nopotential satnav user needs to go anywhere near when there's so much choice out there in the marketplace. We switched from TomTom to Garmin six years ago and every year we have 2 free map updates (UK and Europe). Gawd knows how much TomTom would've wanted for that dozen or so number of updates?

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here. Fujitsu tells 80,000 of its Japan employees: From now on, you work remotely

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Career move

They can always come to the UK where new horizons await as sub-postmasters.

We're no longer helping UK Post Office persecute postal workers with our shonky system, says Fujitsu

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Re: And hopefully the summary

Not just the Government. A wannabe Prime Minister (remember that glorious pre-election moment:hey: I could be Prime Minister soon!) called Jo Swinson, vacuous leader of even more vacuous political party the Liberal Democrats, was on the Post office Board and well aware of everything that was happening to Britain's subpostmasters.

And to think: Jo Swinson could've been Prime Minister. . .

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Vwennells and Harding: aren't you glad UK healthcare is in the hands of such wonderful individuals

Ex Post office CEO Vennells i now a luminary on an NHTrust, when she should in fact be in prison. Hopefully it's not too late for that. Vennells made it plain to "colleagues" what she wanted to hear and like the spineless minions they were, they told her exactly that: "everything's fine, ma'am, let's be getting on with the task of locking up subpostmasters before too many have gone and committed suicide."

She's an individual of calibre just like Dido Harding, who presided over the ISP Talk Talk through the years it was regularly criticised for being the worst company in Britain for customer service, and also during which it suffered a spectacular data breach in response to which Harding 'fessed up that she didn't know anything thing about data encryption. Married to Johnson-supporting Tory MP, John Penrose, she's a former university mate of the distinguished, though thankfully now politically extinguished, David Cameron, with a title somewhat different to that of the justifiably deserved Village Idiot.

She is, of course, a The Right Honourable Baroness Harding of Winscombe. After leaving TalkTalk, she landed the unadvertised behind-closed-doors appointment of head of NHS Improvement, this despite knowing as much about healthcare as she ever did about telecomms and data handling.

Worthy of note is that the current non-existent Track and Trace initiative is under Harding's control, with results that so far indicate she's running true to form in her level of incompetence: reportedly, the TalkTalk data breach cost the company £60 million and lost it 95,000 customers. No matter: Harding sweeps on through life, turning up on the board of directors of Cheltenham race course,where she reportedly voted for the Cheltenham meet to go ahead despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic was on the verge of overwhelming the country. the pandemic was obviously taking hold of the country.

Vennells doesn't have a title and seems not to have been at university with Cameron, so her prospects aren't anywhere near as rosy. However, the fact that she's on a London NHS Trust says much for the way the UK's political elite uses the NHS as a dumping ground for failed CEOs. It also says much for the stupidity of the UK electorate, which on the whole takes no interest in stuff like the NHS until such time as its middle-class groupies can go outdoors and bang saucepans in praise of an organisation graced by the likes of Vennells and Harding.

Logitech G915 TKL: Numpad-free mechanical keyboard clicks all the right boxes

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So whatever happened to Cherry?

It astonishes me that Cherry is still cited so favourably in keyboard reviews. Way back when, IK had a Cherry keyboard that was an absolute joy to use: quiet, responsive, and robust. Fast forward 20-odd years, and I'm now on my 2nd Cherry keyboard (I know, I should never have bought it) in 2 years. It's dreadful: time and again the keystrokes don't register, and working with programs like Photoshop where keyboard shortcuts are pretty much a necessity becomes a nightmare. Capitalisation repeatedly fails and the whole thing feels lumpen, even dead.

I'm told that the 'origina;' Cherry no longer exists, that it's nowadays just another brand name on just yet more Chinese tatt. How true that might be, I've no idea, and lack the time and interest to bother finding out. All I know is that I'd like to have a keyboard which works as it should ( I don't need one of those flashing-light gaming things, just an 'ordinary' keyboard.)

BoJo looks to jumpstart UK economy with £6k taxpayer-funded incentive for Brits to buy electric cars – report

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Re: Perfect timing?

"Also who gets this money? Nissan? Renault? I'm failing to see how those foreign car companies taking tax cash benefits the uk as a whole."

The money goes to the UK car dealerships as well as the motor manufacturer.

By dint of manipulating the obsequious British motoring Press into pronouncing its £33,000 electric car as the "future of motoring", Kia has pretty much sorted out for itself a nice profitable future -- along with all its dealerships in the UK.

All that's needed are infantilised motoring 'journalists' (sic) who'll say anything in exchange for a foreign trip freebie and loan of a Press car for a week or so, and a national governing political party susceptible to motor industry lobbyists and indebted to major corporate donors whose business potfolios include car dealerships.

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Weird echoes?

"The government's car scrappage scheme has echoes of former Labour PM Gordon Brown's efforts to financially motivate people to buy petrol-powered cars instead of diesel."

Shomething wrong, shomewheres. . . My memory of the idiot Brown is of his extortionate increase in Road Tax on petrol engined vehicles to compel their owners to buy diesel. I've aince wondered why he's still living in retirement in the UK and not in Germany as a main board director of VAG.

Easyjet hacked: 9 million people's data accessed plus 2,200 folks' credit card details grabbed

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Unhappy

Chief exec Johan Lundgren apologised for the failings of his airline's "robust security measures," saying: "We would like to apologise to those customers who have been affected by this incident."

Aside from the glaringly obvious fact that something which was "robust" cannot have failed, this is yet another example of the way the higher echelons of business in the UK (and elsewhere, too) are permeated with morons all using the same prayer book to lament the evils of others whilst absolving themselves of any blame.

The idiot Lundgren must surely be on Dildo Harding's Christmas card list and vice versa. Amazing, the way this particular sub-species proliferates.

Huge if true... Trump explodes as he learns open source could erode China tech ban

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Kudos to journalist responsible for this

I had thought, when reading this, that it was a fiction devised to discomfort The Chosen One. However, I now realise it's all factual reportage, as signalled by the quote: "This is the stupidest thing I’ve heard since they told me I can’t buy Greenland or nuke a hurricane."

As only a fat pig-ignorant narcissistic sociopath could ever have made a remark like that, there can be no doubting the truth.

Well done Mr Sharwood. May the big purple spotted Stealth Anti-Tracing Intelligence Remote Exfiltration machine long continue.

In case you need more proof the world's gone mad: Behold, Apple's $699 Mac Pro wheels

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Flame

Re: About Time

@Christopher Reeve's Horse:Huh. Someone else who likes to make snide comments on the back of highly selective source material.

Truth is, though a Jordan Crystal Cable Ultimate Dream loudspeaker lead costs £54,160, it also comes with a TWO YEAR guarantee. But you forgot to mention that, right?

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