* Posts by Bogle

155 posts • joined 31 Oct 2008

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ProtonMail filters this into its junk folder: New claim it goes out of its way to help cops spy

Bogle

Re: Snoops

Are you _sure_? Strange how the last word of your post is ... strangled.

Apple reckons mystery new material will debug butterfly keyboard woes in latest MacBook Pros

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Re: Week repairs

And price is an issue. Maxed out spec on the new 15" MacBook Pro is 6,074 UKP. You have to be kidding, what's the middling spec comes in at 3,599 UKP.

This. Is. Ridiculous.

Quit worrying about killer robots, they are coming whether you like it or not – and they absolutely will not stop

Bogle

Re: Has anyone...

> Spoken to the Norks about these treaties? Iran too (to a lesser extent)?

Given their haxor teams' experience I think they may just try turning these AIs on their makers.

We regret to inform you the massive asteroid NASA's all excited about probably won't hit Earth

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Re: 3 football fields?

Clearly, we need a new ER (El Reg) unit. Commentards, to arms! Swimming pools are too ... swimmy. London buses are lengths, etc.

The current list of units doesn't seem complete: https://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/page/reg-standards-converter.html

In honour of our illustrious forebears, and those who were previously our Overlords, cruelly cut down by the very thing we are trying to measure, may I humbly suggest a Dippy? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dippy_(London)

Daddy, are we there yet? How Mrs Gates got Bill to drive the kids to school

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Windows

The school crawl more like

A 40 minute drive to school?! That's absurd. Perhaps he's a very slow dirver or had a rubbish car. Seriously though, is that normal in Seattle or was the local school not considered good enough for the little precious ones so that they had to spend over an hour a day couped up in the back of the jalopy?

Perhaps the Bill-mobile was a test-bed for Windows for Automobiles and had to be rebooted for 20 minutes every morning.

Facebook is not going to Like this: Brit watchdog proposes crackdown on hoovering up kids' info

Bogle

Or educate them?

Or we could let the kids know exactly what creepy things these online mobsters are going to do, to them and their friends, and then see if they still want to go on Facebook?

Ex-Mozilla CTO: US border cops demanded I unlock my phone, laptop at SF airport – and I'm an American citizen

Bogle

Re: Don't travel to the US.

I would read the Time article but fuck me, what's all this nonsense when I don't want ad cookies?

Slack slings crypto-keys at big biz, union gets worked over, VPN owners probed, trolls trouble vets, and more

Bogle

Fairly sure the IPSA loggin is still optional. I'm with Andrews & Arnold (aa.net.uk) who state "We don't monitor or intercept or block Internet traffic". They've resisted all of the excessive logging that the government has tried to foist on them.

Which country do you host your VPN in? I personally like Germany but Switzerland seems very popular.

Adi Shamir visa snub: US govt slammed after the S in RSA blocked from his own RSA conf

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Re: @Bogle Though it's only fair...

I would urge some caution here. The IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism makes it clear that a legitimate critism of Israel is not antisemitic: "criticism of Israel similar to that leveled against any other country cannot be regarded as antisemitic". I don't of course know which particular instance of speech in the House you are refering to but let's not conflate Israeli politics and Israel the nation state.

Bogle

Re: Politicize all teh thingz!

> a majority of US citizens

FactCheck: No, they didn't. The Electoral College does that and overall Trump had 2.87 million fewer votes nationwide.

Bogle

Re: Though it's only fair...

Methinks Hanlon's razor applies.

Lenovo kicks down door of MWC, dumps a stack of sexy new ThinkPads

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Unhappy

XPS 13

So another manufacturer sees the Linux mob as a tiny minority not work supporting - are there really that few of us? What about all those Mac users looking to move away from the very dodgy Apple butterfly keyboards? Dell think otherwise and they seem to be cleaning up.

U wot, m8? OMG SMS is back from dead

Bogle

Re: No encryption

I use Signal on my smartphone, I won't use What'sApp as it requires pawning my tech soul to Farcebook, and day to day my old dumbphone, which is my *real* phone, can *only* do SMS (so there).

What has an 'open-door policy' with industry and puts the X into NHS? Brits, let app-happy Matt Hancock tell you

Bogle

OSS ignored

Open Source by default? Yeah, right. I'd love to see a break down of those numbers after a couple of years. Of course, no one will be recording this because no one on the NHSX board will be able to use a computer.

Romford Station, smile! You're in London cops' final facial recog 'trial'

Bogle

Orwell ain't seen nothing yet

Given the plod's continuing abuse of the DNA data they've collected and refused to delete, is anyone expecting anything other than Stazi levels of boots stomping on faces forever.

Hold on, if the boots are stomping on the faces, doesn't that ruin the facial recognition?

Campaigners get go-ahead to challenge exemption UK gave itself over immigrants' data

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A State of Affairs

It seems now I do less marching on the streets, as that's no bloody use whatsoever, and more funding lawyers to fight for basic rights through the courts. So we have such a broken parliamentary system that we must constantly challenge the government in the courts?

Isn't it three times they've had their air pollution plans defeated in the courts, they've still to produce anything workable, but now they are banging on about wood burning stoves!?

I'm ranting, aren't I. I'll take my dried frog pills.

A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace

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Mushroom

Re: Gatwick is a big place

Your linked article on moral panic posits various tests and this situation fails on all of them.

Firstly, we haven't identified a group to demonise here, unless it is "all drone pilots" which would be ridiculous.

Secondly, there's no gap between the threat and the objective threat as this isn't an objective threat, it really has stopped over 100,000 people from travelling. The hazard is small, a downing of a flight, but the risk is very large, the consequent loss of life.

Thirdly, there's no fluctuation of attention over time. It's just happened and it's been ongoing.

Mostly importantly there's no public hysteria.

Conspiracy theories are invariably posited by nutters and believed by the pathologically credulous. Trying to back up your insanity with totally inappropriate material simply demonstrates your foolishness.

Sounds like a massive, risky UK.gov scheme, but let's not keep too many tabs on it, OK?

Bogle
Joke

"Bring out the GMPP"

"But the GMPP's sleeping."

Who fancies a six-core, 128GB RAM, 8TB NVMe … laptop?

Bogle

Re: Should be a great CAD machine...

Go on, what's the config for SolidWorks? (Only the important bits, if the whole config is a bit of a mouthful and you're short on time). 3 grand sounds okay but could you have done it for 2.5?

Dob in naughty data slurps to top EU court, privacy groups urge

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Bums

So the UK government is acting illegally but appears to be free to carry on with its bulk data collection. What exactly is the sanction that the High Court can apply? Because a slap on the bum is only going to encourage most of them.

No fandango for you: EU boots UK off Galileo satellite project

Bogle

Re: Well

@codejunky

Bend over, reality has it's kicking boots on, and your arse is hanging out.

This ain't a negotiation. It was never going to be a negotiation, and it certainly isn't going to be one however much you cry foul.

Bogle

Re: Ja, Christoph...

@Prst. V.Jeltz

"What the UK government will be most upset about is that the fact it will be no longer be allowed access to the highly secure military-grade signal Public Regulated Service (PRS)"

As I pointed out before, RTFM (Read the Frickin' Material) before you selectively quote, fool.

Bogle
Joke

Home time

You'll need the whippet to get you home from the pub, shurely?

Bogle

Re: Well

That is a very 'zero sum' view of negotiating.

As others have already commented (a few times) this is less of a negotiation than an implementaion of the existing rules. Many of which, including the ones now excluding the UK from Galileo, were written by the UK.

Bogle

Re: Ja, Christoph...

Personally if they want to do all the work and put all the money in , and are still going to let us use it , GREAT!

Umm, you might want to re-read the article ...

... Aaaand that's a fifth Brit Army Watchkeeper drone to crash in Wales

Bogle

Savings

So, does it save money on the project if we keep on crashing them? If that's the case we could have a special show, say around Guy Fawkes, and finally sew up the hole our trouser's pocket.

UK Home Office's £885m crim records digi effort: A 'masterclass in incompetence'

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Happy

Shout out

Well done, Meg Hillier, on a giving us such a superb quote. I'm looking forward to more.

Max Schrems: The privacy bubble needs to start 'getting sh*t done'

Bogle

Through the company

If it makes it any easier for others, I thought to put this on my company debit card (contractor, here). That way I can mark it as Charitable Donation and my accountant deals with it. Also means as long as there's money coming in some small part of it will be going to NOYB.

Activists launch legal challenge against NHS patient data-sharing deal

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Big Brother

crowdjustice

The general direction of the comments make it fairly clear that most everyone in here understand what a bad idea this is. Now I intend to put my money where my mouth is and I'd encourage others to be generous, too: https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/stopnhsdatasharing/

Alexa, please cause the cops to raid my home

Bogle

Re: IT happens - @JeffyPoooh

Apply thin leaves of After Eight Mints?

Police watchdog investigates illegal outsourced Indian hackers scandal

Bogle
Big Brother

Just here for the icons

Nothing to add, the icon says it all.

The Co-Op Bank's online banking has gone TITSUP*

Bogle
FAIL

Re: Co-op have always been great

Recently moved on from the Co-op, both a credit card I'd used for perhaps 20 years and a joint account for more than 5 years.

Online banking offerings are now the main showcase for customers (unfortunately just *after* you've joined) and they are *all* horrible to some degree. The web interface invariable creaks and groans mightily. They are *all* making some kind of basic security error. For example, I opened a TSB account last night and it only allows alpha-numerics in the password.

I moved on from the Co-op when their online offering was upgraded to unusable.

UK drops in World Press Freedom Index following surveillance and anti-espionage threats

Bogle

ORG

I'll just leave this here: www.openrightsgroup.org

Get your chequebook out. We don't have time to do much about this, busy people that we are, but we can fund someone who can.

Not auf wiedersehen – yet! The Berlin scene tempting Brexit tech

Bogle

Re: Anecdotal data point

> The biggest problem is when the employee's spouse has a country-specific job/career/profession like law, civil service, teaching

Medicine, just to add to the list. That's my Significant Other's profession and not only would she need fluency in the new language she'd need (some) re-qualification.

It's easy to forget when you're in something like software where you (a) don't need to talk much and (b) don't need any professional qualifications!

Bogle

Re: There are more levels than that

> I am one of the co-founders of a very small analytics business in Edinburgh

So, not waiting for the (increasingly likely) IndeyRef 2 or Scotland becoming Canada's 11th province?

If Scotland *had* gone for independence already just imagine how many firms would be thinking about a quick jump north of the border. Culture's pretty similar and you'll pick up the language in no time.

Bogle

Privacy

There're difficulties in relocating and you're brave to set up in another language and culture but a distinct advantage of Germany is their strong privacy legislation. This could be a significant plus point for some (especially when compared to the UK).

Go, while the getting is good?

Oh snap! UK Prime Minister Theresa May calls June election

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Joke

Re: This goes to show one thing

>> Who will be returned in NI, Wales and Scotland?

> I'm hoping we can reduce the number of Tory MPs in Scotland by 1.

A downvote? People, David Mundell himself is in the house!

Bogle
Pint

Re: This goes to show one thing

> Who will be returned in NI, Wales and Scotland?

I'm hoping we can reduce the number of Tory MPs in Scotland by 1.

IT contractors behind IR35 calculator to leave HMRC... because of IR35

Bogle
FAIL

Support? We've heard of it.

HMRC: "Customers who use our online services should not be affected by these reforms."

Umm, who's going to be writing the software for those, then? You do know it's software, don't you? Tell me you know what software is ... oh, help.

Gov may need to splash £245m per year on IT contractors – NAO

Bogle

Failure isn't an option - it's mandatory

Which is more efficient? Failing because you can't afford to start or failing because you can't afford to finish? Either way, we know the outcome will be a fail. I'm hearing the Gershwins' "Let's call the whole thing off"!

Google's Deepmind NHS deal 'inexcusable', says academic paper

Bogle
Joke

NHS selling data on your kidneys.

At least, I 'think' that joke alert icon is appropriate ...

UK.gov gears up for IR35 private sector crackdown – say industry folk

Bogle

Re: Well, duh ..

"that appears to be the landing zone of the B Ark"

IIRC England *was* the LZ of the B Ark.

Bogle

As it was before, so shall it be again

So if Recruiter A forces almost all of its contractor down the IR35 route but Recruiter B sticks up for them, taking on a test case or two, with support from the PCG (now IPSE, it seems), which Recruiter will most contractors choose to work with / refuse to work through?

I hear a death knell for a few spineless recruiters. Quickly followed by the collapse of IR35. Again.

Scott McNealy: Your data is safer with marketers than governments

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Re: "You're better off with your data in the hands of a marketer than a government"

Sir Tim (Berners-Lee, not Rice) recently pointed me to Solid: github.com/solid/solid. (no, not really *personally*)

This kind of thing, if implemented in enough projects, could be your option C.

Bogle
Black Helicopters

Be afraid, be very afraid

"The only time people should be worried about privacy is when government does more than protection of their lives and liberties."

Actually, I'm *very* concerned about how the government attempts to protect my life and liberty. For example, britain-attempts-brand-journalists-spies

Bruce Schneier: The US government is coming for YOUR code, techies

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Joke

Civil War

It's "Civil War" with Bruce Schneier as Tony Stark / Iron Man. Where's our Captain America!

Infosec pros aren't too bothered by Trump – it's his cabinet sidekicks you need to worry about

Bogle

Re: What an asshole

That chance of electoral reform was squandered in the UK by the Lib-Dems being useless in the Coalition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_Alternative_Vote_referendum,_2011

It works well in Scotland.

Brought to you by UK.gov: 'Most ambitious programme of change of any government anywhere in the world'

Bogle

Re: "modern-day Che Guevara of digital"

You must be thinking of another Che as Che Guevara was in the African Congo, where he led an all-black force of Cuban and Congolese soldiers against white South African mercenaries of apartheid in 1965.

Guilty! Four blokes conned banks in £160m fibre broadband scam

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if you need a business loan

I'd never heard of KBC so I looked them up. Perhaps I could just leave this here?

https://newsroom.kbc.com/if-you-need-a-business-loan-in-24-hours-kbcs-the-bank-for-you

Big Tech files anti-Trump brief: Immigration ban illegal and damaging to business

Bogle

The beginning of the end for President Snowflake

Couldn't have come soon enough.

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