* Posts by Richard Jukes

372 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Aug 2008


Elizabeth Holmes is going to prison – with a $500m bill

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Gotta love the world today.

It's to complex to enforce repayment for the small investors but the bog boys have that perk.

John McAfee dead: Antivirus tycoon killed himself in prison after court OK'd extradition, says lawyer

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Re: Now the dig begins...

And the rest he wasted...

It's now officially the WhackBook Pro: If the keyboards weren't bad enough, now MacBook Pro batts are a fire risk

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All macbooks are lemons because they lack a trackpoint. We need more laptops with trackpoint.

Er, we have 670 staff to feed now: UK's ICO fines 100 firms that failed to pay data protection fee

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We are registered nut I'm sure we are exempted. We only process data for our accounts and internal paperwork. But considering its 60 quid it's not worth the hassle.

'Cuddly' German chat app slacking on hashing given a good whacking under GDPR: €20k fine

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Re: Wouldn't know about MS, but banks...

That is not your password. It is a security phrase. And they have drop down boxes to defeat key logging software.

I'm sure your actual password is hashed.

John McAfee is 'liable' for 2012 death of Belize neighbour, rules court

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Re: My take on the whole Belize thing

Would that not make him the greatest BOFH ever?

UK computer dealer Aria PC loses £750k VAT fraud appeal attempt in THAT case

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Look at this from their perspective. Have purchased the items. Paid for them and for the VAT. Sold them and not been paid and now cannot reclaim VAT. That's almost 4m they are out of pocket.

They have indeed been had over. However they should have done their due diligence checks.

Ecuador's Prez talking to UK about Assange's six-year London Embassy stay – reports

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Re: So much hostility

Yes, that an allegedly rape a few women or two. Oh and skip bail, causing his friends to lose a 100k or so and also showing sweet FA respect for the British legal system at the same time.

Minor things really, let him out and give him a knighthood....

Fingered: Pants-down 'poo jogger' alleged to be corp exec

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Is there an extreme shitting club?

First rule dont tell anyone about extreme shitting club.

Second rule go for a jog and shit whete ever you can.

Third rule do it all again.

This really does seem to be becoming a thing.

Windows USB-stick-of-death, router bugs resurrected, and more

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Re: Oh, that's one I recognise

I guess when someone finally releases a decent Office suite for Linux that actually does what is required? Without hours of faffing around obscure menus and settings?

Oh and also when all of the custom programs a company requires are compiled and supported in a linux environment....

If it were not for the lack of a decent office suite and support for our Hire Software I would already be using linux...

Audiophiles have really taken to the warm digital tone of streaming music

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It's going to be big. I can login in to Spotify and play anything, granted I already have most on a NAS but the NAS doesn't always have such full and complete Meta data.

That's what people are paying for, complete Meta data, every track ever released, an easy way to search and also check out related tracks and recommendations. All for less than the cost of one album a month.

Microsoft loves Linux so much it wants someone else to build distros for its Windows Store

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Re: Windows Store? Sideloading?

And there is the issue. MS has office. People need to be able to do things quickly and make it look half decent. Not spend half a day tweaking a document to then find out it prints differently to how it looks.

MS just wins on ease of use. And now of course for the whole Office and email 365 jobby it's a tenner per month. Soon it will be a fiver a month for the OS.

This time, it's personals: Craigslist dumps lonely-hearts section, blames anti-trafficking laws

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Re: I wonder

Sure you dont mean child sex trafficking narco terrorists?

Surprise UK raid of Cambridge Analytica delayed: Nobody expects the British information commissioner!

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Re: Powers of entry without warrant

Not just commercial property. HMRC can turn up at a directors house with out a warrant too. They do not even have to knock, they can if they like force entry.

Google to 'forget me' man: Have you forgotten what you said earlier?

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Could not the same outcome be achieved easier by NT2 changing his name by deed poll?

End result being that the historical index of google remains intact and also it allows NT2 a fresh start and would prevent employers googling his name.

That would keep everyone happy.

Whats that? NT2 doesnt want to change his name? Shouldnt have been a crook then, or should have been smart enough to not get caught and efectively ruin his reputation.

People have a right to a second chance. There are methoda and procedures in place to facilitate this. They do not have a right to rewrite the past and expunge the memory from those who know them so why allow them to run amok with googles index's?

Keep Calm and Carillion: Outsourcers seek image rebrand after UK construction firm crash

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They are up there with recruitment agencies. Scum of the earth who soley exist to be a middle man and take their cut.

Crunch time: Maplin in talks to sell the business

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I went to napkins the other day. There wasn't anything I wanted or needed there. Hell the only thing I would have had if it was given to me would have been a miniature pool table which I was not going to pay 20 quid for but if pushed would have had for free.

It is all just tat and shite.

Badass alert: 1 in 5 Brits don't give a damn about webpage crypto-miners

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Less ads because income is generated from crypto currency mining?

Yeah right.

That's like saying that government tax receipts are up this year so they will reduce tax next year.

Bitcoin Foundation wants US Department of Justice investigated

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All this hatred towards bitcoin...

Just because, just like me - way back in 2010 you looked at it, thought its a neat little idea and I can get 5000 bitcoins for £20 - but it will never take off and well, its not really backed by anything is it?

Aye its a scam, but tell you what - I wish I had brought those bloody bitcoins back then.

Trump's tax tease will be a massive payday for Valley tech giants and their shareholders

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It would hurt Europe because those trillions are currently propping up the European banking sector by being a positive amount on the banks balance sheets. Remove the money and you remove the liquidity of the banks, the banks then tighten up on lending, put interest rates up, call in loans to improve their liquidity etc etc

Its a feedback loop, money is not 'created' (well not unless it is 'quantitative easing' but that is not really making money, that is watering down the strength of money...) remove the money from Europe to the US and it will impact upon the European banks. Trillions is not a trifling amount.

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Those trillions will be on the balance sheets of European Banks - the banks which have been encouraged to improve liquidity since the last recession. If that money goes, then so does the liquidity.

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Potentially good plan for Trump and the US. Repatriot trillions which should eventually trickle down in the US or at the very least be a big positive effect on the balance sheets of US banks.

May stuff most of Europe and those heavily dependent upon the financial services industry.

Essentially invisible: Android big-daddy Andy Rubin's hypetastic mobe 'flops in first month'

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I would imagine for the same reason that some US rapper believes that the earth is flat.

For Facebook, ignorance is the business model: Social net is shocked – SHOCKED – that people behave badly

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Re: China government has a strong incentive to police contents, Facebook has not

But they do work.

I spend 60k a year on adwords, 18k for someone to admin it. And it brings in a lot of work.

If people are using googling to search for something then there is a good chance they want to buy it.

Not so much with banner adverts though.

Hi Facebook, Google, we think we might tax your ads instead – lots of love, Europe x

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The only way to fix this is to have a small % put on the transaction, similar to VAT that VAT registered companies cannot claim back.

ICO whacks Welsh biz with £350k fine for 150 million nuisance calls

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Only sensible way forward it to bar directors a dissolved/bankrupt companies from running another company for 2 years or so.

Doesnt stop them changing directors before going bump off course.

SpaceX releases Pythonesque video of rocket failures

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Must have taken determination and deep pockets to keep on sending up the rockets until they had worked it out. I feel lucky that I have seen this and I feel lucky that I will see how this develops. It truly is a new era.

The new, new Psion is getting near production. Here's what it looks like

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Why oh why cant they put a trackpoint on it? If it had a nipple then it would be perfect.

Bring it BACK... with MODs! Psion 5 storms great tech revival poll

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You are all thinking about how to print the Psion 5 into now, not how to bring it into tomorrow and to set new standards.

It needs a high res OLED screen, decent keyboard, bluetooth, wifi, LTE/4g and big battery bank. Running linux, not android - android with bluetooth keyboard is a pain in the arse to use. Oh and it needs a track point and stylus.

Also put on a pico projector, serial port and Ethernet port and monitor out port.

2016: Snapchat loses $515m... 2017: Snapchat rips veil off $3bn IPO

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There is no product. There is no revenue stream. And just how do they spend close to a billion a year?

Its nuts. And the sad thing is, it will probably float and sky rocket, then get brought out by someone and be nothing but a burden.

I despair, I truly do.

Who do you want to be Who? VOTE for the BBC's next Time Lord

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Noddy Holder.

I have been saying for years that Noddy should be the doctor. And apparently he's up for it.

God save the Queen... from Donald Trump. So say 1 million Britons

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He is no worse than Uncle Phill....

Give BAE a kicking and flog off new UK warships, says review

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Cancel them.

clearly submarines are the way forward. submarines with lots of UAV's and tomahawk missiles.

keep our large air craft carriers for humanitarian uses.

but the days of the aircraft carrier and surface ships are over for war.

Got a Nexus? Google has five critical Android security fixes for you

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You guys are behind the times. People no longer care. It's a phone. It works. If you get hacked then you get a new phone and or take it back to the shop and if they get your card details the banks refund you.

That's how most people think. Privacy? Its just a phone!

It's shocking isn't it? But hey here in 1984 people love it...

Connected smart cars are easily trackable, warns infosec bod

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Whats that sir? You would like the mini bar equipped model?

Im all for not driving. Done too much.

Three expat Brits explain their move to Australia

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I just couldnt do it. BBQ everyday? I'd be dead within 6 months.

Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US has radicalised me!

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Re: Hollywood has a thing about German villains

I believe it is only fair to make it sporting old chum....

Google turns on shiny new .google top-level domain – but WHY?

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And yet...

And yet we all know that the only TLD to have is .com

Perhaps .co.uk if you really feel like covering your bases.

Murdoch calls for ISPs to be liable for users' activities

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Has anyone not told him that this issue was settled about 15 years ago? There is plenty of case law on this and it really is not that easy to change the 'accepted' practice.

Elon Musk to fund Tesla museum with 'ONE MEEELLION DOLLARS'

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Physicist proposes 1,000-foot state-sized walls to stop tornadoes

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Caves of Steel

Google to plonk tentacles on 'unwired' world with $1bn launch of 180-satellite fleet

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I can see why they have done it, £1bn or even a few bn is cheap for infrastructure investment on a global network. Google are also in the business of networks. Its pretty much pocket change for them and perhaps its even just an exec who wants net access *ANYWHERE* in the world. Eitherway a fuck load of satellites and google getting into space isnt going to hurt.Well hurt google anyhow...

FAA: All systems GO for Virgin Galactic space plane to launch from US

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Perhaps he can see greater efficiencies for ferrying people around the world by popping briefly into space.

Google's driverless car: It'll just block our roads. It's the worst

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Google powered motorhome, set the address and the alarm clock, wake up shower, coffee and get delivered straight to work. Extra hour in bed. Genius.

Stephen Elop: I was RIGHT to BURN the PLATFORMS

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Re: "He likes pizza and R&D. Presumably not together"

I believe in actual fact as of today you legally can.

Whaddaya mean, No refund? But I paid in Bitcoins! Oh I see...

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Re: Pissed again?

True and I fully agree with you.

However what I think the point that the OP is trying to make is that the refund will need to go through and that the customer will have to pick up the cost of any fluctuation in the conversion rate.

Then there is the further problem of monetary controls, inflation is a very handy tool in a governments tool box. Bitcoins do not do inflation, once the last bitcoin is mined then there will never be any more.

In my eyes it is all a very well thought out and well hyped scam, and having no infrastructure in place to process the bitcoin chain once the coins are mined somewhat proves this.

Boss at 'Microsoft' scam support biz told to cough £000s in comp

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Punishment should fit the crime.

I say make him offer free 24/7 genuine IT support to the golden oldies. That would teach him.

Go on, buy Bitcoin. But DON'T say we didn't WARN YOU

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Methinks this is the start of the bubble bursting.

Mass Effect: Ten lightweight laptops that won’t bust your back

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Im with the chap who posted above, where are the Thinkpad X series in this review? Small, lightweight and idiot proof.

I require idiot proof. Im a PHB. Who says I need a laptop case? Fuck that!

I tend to get 2/3 years out of a Thinkpad X series, thankfully second hand ones are cheap on fleabay.

3D printing: 'Third industrial revolution' or a load of old cobblers?

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They are a good idea and they have their applications, however they will not replace the supply chain for parts.

I have looked at buying one, I could use it to print better plastic mats for the diggers in our fleet, or use it to print the plastic hand helds (£60 + VAT for a 5cm by 8cm bit of plastic) or the joystick controllers etc.

However, and this is the big hurdle - what about EU Certificate of Conformity's? If I design and print something I am accepting liability that it is safe and will do the job. Now you may say its a bit of plastic for a hand rest, however in this increasingly legal world am I going to take the risk of incurring liability to save myself £60?

Of course not.