* Posts by stickman

18 publicly visible posts • joined 18 Mar 2008

Hackers target payment transfer system at Chile's biggest bank, 'take $10m'


SWIFT is dying

SWIFT service is woeful - slow, expensive and risky.

Thankfully it is losing market share to disruptors like Ripple. Soon we'll be able to send money in any denomination with no counterparty risk and almost no fee.

Schlockmeister Troma's back catalog hits YouTube


hats off to Troma. Class of Nukem High probably the most 'accomplished'.

also check out Street Trash (1987) - not Troma but just as 'crap'.

Disk fab output pumping up, prices 'to stay high and dry'



my adblocker seems to have broken

Facebook post-IPO: Free not fee will make Zuck a buck

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FB should be paying us for providing the content. $4bn profit last year? they owe every account holder about $10

Orange San Francisco 2


eh? what?

I love the original but does the II actually have some VOLUME???

Apple's iPod: ten years old

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great memorys

bought one of these Jan 2002. it still works though I've had to resolder the firewire port connectors several times. other than that they were built like battleships.

didn't have a Mac at the time so had to haul it across London to a mate's house if I wanted to add any tunes. used to live in fear of being mugged.

CERN: 'Climate models will need to be substantially revised'


Kirkby also said

and I quote:

"Our work leaves open the possibility that cosmic rays could influence the climate. However, at this stage, there is absolutely no way we can say that they do"

there's only one conclusion about climate change so far: we don't know what's going on

National Rail website buried ahead of snow storm


national rail sucks

the national rail website makes me blue with rage. it regularly goes down at weekends, they call this 'planned engineering works'

IP minister rules out 'three strikes' disconnection law



that's got to be legal mate

Lammy for Home Secretary!

Sky hints at 3D TV launch

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once again we are asked to wear stupid cardboard specs

US gun lobby blogs Thanksgiving gun 'facts'



man those coat jokes are wearing thin

Sarah Palin ordered to preserve Yahoo! emails

Black Helicopters

@Chris G

unfortunately Mr Bliar was far too smart to send emails about the decision to go to war or anything else, but we still know the truth don't we...

Israeli hamlet plans DNA database for dog poop

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"Spot does not respond to verbal command"

it's like Lt Commander Data once said. they won't be controlled so you can't hold the owner responsible for their behaviour.

the perfect solution to cat crap on your lawn? get a cat.



well well I punted this DNA idea on the reg not long ago and I claim my £500,000.

I'm trying to train our cat but the furry bastard just isn't paying attention...

NHS IT loses key contractor

Paris Hilton


spot on.

I worked for a small company like you describe. in fact the directors are former NHS staff but even that isn't enough.

BT came to sniff out their software a couple of years ago but never took the bait. shame as it could run every clinical department in the land, no problem. Instead we rope in multinational companies to write what has already been written at huge cost. WHY?

oh and btw the £12bn is the total cost not the spend so far. Richard Granger did get something right.

Paris - she has great software too

NHS IT four years late and over budget


don't be so cynical

Gareth Jones is right there are big wins here. Anyone needing an Xray, CT or MRI in England since last year has seen the benefit from this even if they didn't realise it at the time.

I just don't understand why NPFIT decided to buy into Lorenzo before it even existed. There were plenty of clinical systems out there already capable of doing the job.

Spy regs used against dogs, litterbugs



I cannot tell you how much I hate dog crap

a better idea: take a DNA sample from every dog at registration, send a few bods out to test the mounds of crap in the local kids playground then shove it through the owners letterbox. it is theirs after all, and no spying required

Red Green Ken v Porsche in battle of the polls

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jesus give Ken a chance - his stated plan for using the money raised by this scheme is to promote cycling and other public transport.

we need more police? yes, but I hope you weren't one of those who squealed when a charge for exactly that was itemised on your your council tax bill?

you don't see Ken targeting overground trains? umm try getting out more. he has just taken the overground services under his control after two years of haggling. the number of trains running per hour is set to double, and every station is now manned. this, ladies and gentlemen, is where the congestion charge money is going, and I will welcome any ex-Porche driver to share my seat.