* Posts by ShaggyDoggy

697 posts • joined 6 Jun 2008

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Mainframe emulator goes commercial

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Time then

Time then to dust out my copy of XT/370 then .......

Wales adopts mobile average speed cameras

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Defence

Try ...

We swapped drivers half way between the two cameras, so who gets done ?

Wisconsin Tourism Federation wisely rebrands

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T-shirt

Where can I get a Wisconsin Tourism Federation t-shirt ?

(original logo if you please0

Nation's parents prepare to be vetted

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sleepover

That's the sleepover wrecked then ... "only during the hours 6pm to 2am"

So at 2 am I bundle the visting kids into a car and drop them off back at their homes.

I'm sure little Jimmy and Theresa and Mark etc all aged 2 and a half will fully understand why I am doing this.

Fuckwits.

Not AC because I used to be chairman of a lovely and highly sought-after primary school, that Ofsted wrecked in 2 weeks afetr 10 years building it up. I'd love a chance to have a pop at them. Come and get me you cunts and see what happens

Panicky Plod apologises to Innocent Terror Techie

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Dale 3

The article isn't about the shooting, it's about the police apology after 4 years delay.

Please do try to keep up

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camera

good job he wasn't taking pics at the time ... oh yes

Post Office will snap and dab for ID card scheme

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cost

£8 for foreign nationals

£60 for UK citizens

yep, sounds about right ........

Environment Agency goes to High Court for right to spy

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I mean

... the fact that we have a "Chief Surveillance Commissioner" is scary enough for me

North Wales Police institute new happiness law

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Firearms for what ?

The point here is WhyTF did the police bring a FIREARMS vehicle in the first place ?

Were they expecting bin Laden on a bike ?

Undead COBOL celebrates (another) 50th birthday

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Any language

I always say ... a good Cobol programmer can write Cobol in any language

Sony and BBC clash over PS3 problems

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Why

"Disk swaps are not possible on a PS3 since the disk is encrypted with a machine dependent key"

And they get away with that ?

I'd love to hear Sony's overriding technical rationale for doing this.

NO2ID beats off ad complaint

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memory stick

why bother selling the info, just look around on the 5:15 from paddington

Rights commission slams police DNA database advice

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Ha

And in a years time, when the police hold a press conference to announce that all innocents have been taken off the database, will you really really believe that ??

Or perhaps they did take them off the database, but store them instead 'somewhere else' ...

Not AC cos I got nowt t'fear

Oh wait ...

NZ woman sacked for SHOUTY EMAILS

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oh

Is this the world we created ?

Font police next

Oh wait .....

Music industry cooks UK government's piracy stats

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Result

If there's that much illegal downloading, how come the economy hasn't collapsed ?

Oh wait ...

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Money again

MONEY TRYING TO RULE THE WORLD ... again

You'd think they'd learn ........

Secret US spontaneous human combustion beam tested

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I for one ...

... welcome our new 6 ton chemical laser flying overlords

Of course I'll be wearing foil from now on, you never know when the beam from the sky will strike.

And wtf is a chemical laser anyway, I thought they used light. Is it a bit like a chemical toilet, except it has a somewhat different function ?

To the Moon - with extreme engineering

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dark side

The 'side' of the moon receives the most light from the sun during a year is actually the far side, you can work it out with a football, torch, and orange.

Too-tall terror snapper stopped by cops again

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CCTV

The point being missed here is, under what authority do the 'CCTV operators' allow to contact police and inform them of .... oh wait, the only way that can work is that the CCTV-ers are actually working for the police

IBM lifts the veil on Power7 chips

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Serial numbers

The reason that the serial number is important to iSeries (AS/400) is that it plays a part in s/ware licencing, device naming, hardware config, etc etc.

Changing QSRLNBR is not done lightly

Kent Police clamp down on tall photographers

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Sorry sarge

PC Bloggs, why did you put 6 bullets into his head ?

Sorry Sarge my gun ran out ...

Oh wait ...

Pink-slipped sysadmin admits to threatening ex-employer's network

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Failsafe

While working in yor company I placed a failsafe into your system.

Its purpose is to prevent unauthorised hijacking of the admin level passwords.

This will require me to access the system once per month to refresh the authorising key.

A wise man would decide to treat me kindly while this procedure continues to execute.

Facebook wins Zimbabwe election on T&Cs

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FB is

A strange game, the only winning move is not to play.

Pirate Bay judge and pro-copyright lobbyist accused of bias

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UOM

I feel a new Unit of Measure coming on - the Swedish Judge.

Pirate Bay loses trial: defendants face prison time, hefty fines

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@michael 15:23

since copyright only lasts currently for a max of 75 years after authors death, I think you're pretty much ok to use that line

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@ DR (13:35)

Wrong - PB store a link, the physical file comes from a 'seeder' users HDD, please read up how torrents work.

Google also store a link, and when you click on it you get the file e.g. a picture which may be copyrighted, or a music file, or a porno image, etc.

UK dons dunce hat on copyright law

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Levy

So tell me please, why are we still paying a levy on all blank media sold in the UK ?

You know, that one introduced to allow us to legally make a copy for personal use only.

Oh wait ...

Brazilian ejected as lingerie arouses border staff suspicions

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Eh?

A Brazilian arrives at our Landing Strip and nobody, oh never mind

The mobile phone as self-inflicted surveillance

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My Choice

I choose freedom over safety.

Thankyou.

Radiohead and chums demand copyright 'fair play'

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Income

Nobody is saying Cliff will not have an INCOME from the out-of-copyright stuff. The savvy artists/families are setting up "authentic" branding e.g "Experience Hendrix" so that even if non-copyright stuff abounds, the buyer will want to get the pukka and genuine item from the actual source, not some dodgy pressing from a no-name source (heck, they can get that now if they want).

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10 Years

I agree with Paul Banacks that 10 years is sufficient.

Surely the present 50 years is more than enough time to extract every conceivable penny from the public, so what do they expect to happen after that ?

Of course it's a complete coincidence that the 'rock' era started approx 50 years ago ....

UK operation patents DVD lockdown

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Globally ?

Oh you mean a US corp realises that they didn't invent the tech, buys out the UK company, directors make a packet, closes down UK operation, all tech moved to US, redbranded as their own invention.

White wine stains your teeth too

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Teeth

I am happy with my teeth

They are not pearly white

They do their job well

Which is all I can ask.

Cosmonaut bemoans ISS toilet row

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Meanwhile back in 2001

"Open the loo door, Hal"

"I'm sorry, Gennady, I'm afraid I can't do that"

"What's the problem?"

"I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do"

Final countdown to Conficker 'activation' begins

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Good morning ...

Dr Falken, would you like to play a little game ?

Vatican vetos 'dot god' domain

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@ Sergie Kaponitovicz

Sorry but you can't have a "non-existant being"

There's either a being (exists) or nothing (not exists).

It can't be a being (exists) and nnon-existant at the same time.

Ok maybe God can.

erm, or something ........

.qaida

Child porn suspect ordered to decrypt own hard drive

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Rendition

ok whip him and his lappie off to morocco then stick a board in his gob and pour some wate......... oops sorry you can't do that

wait ....

DARPA orders 'Katana' monoblade nano-copter

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Nano

I for one welcome our nano chopper psp overlords

Apple iPhone police censor South Park

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Can't polish a turd

You can't polish a turd, but you can advertise like stink and convince the easy-to-convince masses that what you have is (a) innovative (b) good value (c) reliable (d) desirable

It's still a turd though

UK 'bad' pics ban to stretch?

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Torches

The chances of the cops allowing a phalanx of torch-bearing pitchfork-wielding people up to the front door of parliament is slightly less than the chance of getting an official pass to make a speech in a protest park at the Beijing olympics.

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Age ?

How can a drawn image have an "age" ?

Like 17 or 18, one illegal, one not, erm, sort of at the moment.

Don't tell him Pike !

Photography rights: Snappers to descend on Scotland Yard

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You can't speak to anyone

You can't speak to anyone, because they might be/have been a member of Her Majesty’s forces, a member of any of the intelligence services or a constable. Therefore any question you put to them would be illegal, including "are you or have you been a member of Her Majesty’s forces, a member of any of the intelligence services or a constable, because if so I can't ask you a question, including this one"

Catch 22

Obama unfurls master plan for US cybersecurity

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@ Hollerith

Correct, currently I do not reside in the US so I expect the UK based news etc coverage at least to give it a rest sometime soon. After all this is not the b51st state

wait .......

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No more bloody Obama PLEASE

I've already OD'd on Obama0hype.

Drop it please.

NO MORE FUCKING OBAMA PICTURES ETC I HAVE HAD IT UP TO HERE

Thanks

Supremes defend American net smut (yet again)

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Supremes

Am I alone in thinking what's Diana Ross etc to do with net smut ?

ISPs slam CEOP bid to rewrite RIPA

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@ teacake

"Otherwise they'll just ask for everyone's data."

wait ........

Brit porn filter censors 13 years of net history

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erm

WELCOME TO CHINA

Experts trumpet '25 most dangerous' programming errors

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@JonB

> Like buffer overflows, not validating input and output, generous error messages and race conditions?

Don't get a lot of those on AS/400 RPG-ILE

'not validating input' is not a programming error, it's a systems requirements omission

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oh they mean

WEB programming errors

Not real programming errors

UFO wind turbine prang site sealed

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Centre of the New Universe

Well I live in Lincolnshire, and I am so happy that our new but somewhat dodgy flyer UFO overlords have chosen our county to set up their death star base super central control hub city complex.

It will make such a change from potatoes and brocolli.

Wait ...

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