* Posts by The Jase

275 publicly visible posts • joined 3 Dec 2008


Brexit: More cash for mobile operators or consumers? Pick one

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Re: UK legislation

"Yet another "I would rather be governed by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels because I don't like what a democratically elected UK government does/might do" argument."

You vote for an MEP love.

The House of Lords is unelected, the Euro parliament is elected

Doctor Who trashing the TARDIS, Clara alone, useless UNIT – Death in Heaven

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"So now Danny is a Cyberman, but somehow, he’s held on to his emotions. This is never properly explained."

Did you pop out for tea.

"Press this button to remove the pain" Thats why he held on, he didn't press it... duh!

Unions mull appetite for HP strike action over 16k job cull

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HP are on a serious downward spiral with both hardware and service.

JJ Abrams and Star Wars: I've got a bad feeling about this

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Re: Time to buck the convention

I'm really enjoying Revolution.

Its the characters.

Teen jailed for ARMED ROBBERY says he and pals had been inspired by Grand Theft Auto

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made me do it

The devil...uhh..Dungeons and Dragons...uhhh...video nasties...uhhh...rap music...uhhh...video games

made me do it

94% of Brit tech bosses just can't get the staff these days, claims bank

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Re: Hard to get the staff?

The thing with that advert is, they will find someone.

But they will get what they paid for...

Symantec scratches head over balance sheet, calls in JPMorgan

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Re: A Working backup exec product would help

I am nagging my workplace to find another backup solution for our customers when the renewals come around.

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Backup Exec

"[Symantec’s] storage assets – Backup Exec, NetBackup and the Storage Foundation product sets – have been around for a long time, but revenues are down."

Backup exec 2012 being crap and not factoring in multiple servers to one tape drive doesn't help. People are moving onto other products.

It's EE vs Vodafone: 'How good is my signal' study descends into network bunfight

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Pisspoor EE indoor signal where I am, and according to their map the coverage there is "good"

MtGox, that bastion of unregulated e-currency Bitcoin, turns to Texas judge for protection

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Re: Bitcoin logic

Ahhh Libertarians.

And they wonder why no-one takes them seriously.

MtGox to customers: Your call is important to us … NOT!

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Re: >Libertarians hate regulation... until they need it

"OR one can get insurance"

Clearly you don't deal with insurance companies.

Libertarian answers to anything seems to be "free market" "insurance" and "sue"

"Did regulation stop you from getting food poisoning last time you had a take away"

yes it did.

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Re: >Libertarians hate regulation... until they need it

Ah Libertopia!

When the lawyer is king... But there are no laws so where do you sue? How is it enforced?

And when Judge "My mate Bill" declares your house actually belongs to me, whatcha gonna do about it?

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Re: Hello French polishers?

" try going into your bank and asking for the gold, and see how far you get"

My bank doesn't deal in gold. However lots of places do I can go there and trade FIAT currency for gold.

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"Is lack of regulation the problem?"

Libertarians hate regulation... until they need it

MtGox accepted new customers JUST DAYS before collapse

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MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles issued a statement in the form of a picture yesterday in which he insisted he had not done a runner.


MtGox boss vows to keep going despite $429m Bitcoin 'theft'

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Business plan

Mark Karpeles' business plan


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All your Bitcoin are belong to us.

MtGox has VANISHED. So where have all the Bitcoins gone?

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Libertarians be all "government save us" now

MtGox fallout bogs down Bitcoin traders as malleability issue goes mainstream

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So Libertarians, replace currency with gold and Bitcoins you say?


Bitcoin value plunges as Mt.Gox halts withdrawals and Russia says 'nyet'

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Libertarians be all "get rid of FIAT currency and replace it with gold and Bitcoins"


If your telco or mobe provider hikes 'fixed' contract fees you can now ESCAPE - Ofcom

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Do they give you a readable copy of the full contract in the shop and do you have to initial every clause to prove you have read and understood it?

Anything that says "refer to website" is worthless.

Chinese Moon rover, lander duo wake up after two-week snooze

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I saw those EVA suits at KSC. Lunar dust is abrasive

Dell staffers react to news of 1-in-3 axe dangling overhead

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Sonicwall support has taken a serious nosedive since Dell has taken over.

just sayin...

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

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Buttcoin... LOL

Hey, is that CSI: Hackers on TV? Oh, it's Microsoft's Cybercrime Center

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Is this?

Is this the Cyberpolice?

They'll backtrace you

Apple iOS 7 makes some users literally SICK. As in puking, not upset

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After Apple's help was no help last night, I shall be emailing the board.

'Beat the lie detectors' trainer sentenced to 8 months in jail

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Don't work

Polygraphs don't work.

Any employer that insists on one clearly has fuck all understanding of science and odds are the place is a blame culture based one, rather than solutions based. I'd never work for a place that insisted on them, ever.

Example of why polygraphs are FAIL:

You are anti drugs, like very. One question is "do you use drugs?"~

To which you answer "no". But its an insulting question and pisses you off.

Later on the question is repeated. The reaction will be stronger because its more of an accusation then.

Mind you, they're a good interrogation tool.

BAN THIS SICK FILCH: Which? demands end to £1.50-per-min 'help' lines

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I'd never call for a complaint, I'd rather email. And when no email address is listed, I look up the board of directors and email them.

Campus Party: Did it start Silicon Britain or let 5,000 geeks sleep together?

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Just a bunch of

Just a bunch of code monkeys.


Women in IT: ‘If you want to be taken seriously, dress like a man’

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Re: Quite sad...

There is a reason I wear a cheap suit. I spend too much time crawling in the dirt to wear anything better and ruin it.

Mind you, I am damn good at my job and my customers love me.

Wait, don't ditch that IT career just yet: UK vacancies hit 5-year high

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Shotguns and time

Looking for a job can be tricky. I work mid-upper range support/installs and tend to use the shotgun approach, applying for as many jobs as I can.

There is a lot of competition out there and pinning your hopes on one or two is a sure path to disappointment. The person on the other end has a lot to read so get to the damn point!

One thing that does irritate me is recruitment firms asking me to fill in their standardized form.

Is it worth the time doing the form when you just get lumped onto their database anyway until the right keywords match (months later sometimes)? Very rarely for the paygrade I'm in. When the rate goes up to £35/hr and more, then its totally worth it.

And unless its a job I really really want (like The World Food Program and/or another UN agency) I also think a covering letter has a very poor ROI. I will not send one to an agency. Its 20 minutes (and to do a personal covering letter rather than the garden variety standard one it should be taking this long to research and revise) that you will never see again.

Upgraded 3D printed rifle shoots 14 times before breaking

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Its a single shot muzzle loader. The fools.

When 3D printing makes toys with moving parts, then look at printing a firearm.

Police probe IDIOTIC Twitter bomb threats slung at journalists

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Re: Stupid?


I used to regularly get death threats from BNP/EDL supporters for daring to disagree with them and pointing out the stupid shit they said.

Chubby-chasing sex trolls ran me offline, says fashion blogger

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Re: Isn't there an IP issue here?

Technically yes, but unless they are making money or she can prove a loss in court there is not much that can be done.

So, who here LURVES Windows Phone? Put your hands up, Brits

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I have an old HTC 7 Pro. Yeah, its heavy, yeah the battery drains quickly when on t'internet, but I like having a full keyboard.

Apps wise, it could be better, but as WinPhone gets better market penetration, this will improve.

Plods probe death threat tweets to MP - but who will rid us of terrible trolls?

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Re: There goes another word...

"I am sure you'd change you tune quick if YOU were the one being trolled."

I have been, many times, I've even had my address published with Streetview shots of where I live.

meh... Its mostly noise and bluster.


As soon as you lose the desire to get the last word in, or defend against obvious trolling, its not that big a deal. So what if some troll gets the last word in slagging you off. It makes no difference.

Microsoft Surface sales numbers revealed as SHOCKINGLY HIDEOUS

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I wanted one, but they were priced way too high.

Bank of Thailand bans Bitcoin

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Mining? Come on, its not mining, its pressing a button and letting a machine process.

Processing NOT mining

UK Post Office admits false accusations after computer system cockup

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The problems with the system have been reported by Private Eye for quite some time. They are only doing something about it now because they're planning to sell it off. So the liability owed to the people jailed and cheated can be paid by the public, while the private company avoids it.

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If I went to jail because of their system screw up, I'd sue them for a good million. Only if it hits them in the pocket, and hard, will they bother doing anything about it.

Mastercard and Visa block payments to Swedish VPN firms

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If only

if only these card companies were that good at blocking merchant services that take money from scams

Patriot hacker 'The Jester' attacks nations offering Snowden help

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I can see Anonymous next doxxing target

Offensive, iconoclastic internet trolls will not be prosecuted, says DPP

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Re: What a load of bollocks.

Good luck with that mate. tell us how it goes.

Symantec sharpens axe as 1,700 awarded the Order of the Boot - report

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changed from BE2012

What did you change to? I'm trying to convince my workplace to stop using BE after the hell of 2012.

IT staff clamouring to pay for their own BYOD kit, says survey

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Must have own car

Reminds me of jobs that say "must have own car"... yeah right!

The company going to pay for business mileage insurance, the type that gives a courtesy car for breakdowns? The company going to cover the added risk to your car while you use it for their business?

And "business mileage" does not cover this.

Smart TVs riddled with DUMB security holes

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"Bitcoin mining "

You mean Bitcoin processing.

Anonymous 'plonks' names, addresses of far-right EDL types on web

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Re: Violence

right wing GROUP not right wing POLITICAL PARTY.

And its more than just economic policy to consider.

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Re: The Jase Violence

"As far as I can see, the EDL has carefully kept inside the law,"

I see otherwise, from their carpark fights, causing trouble in KFC, and that train video I posted.

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Re: Violence

The UAF and EDL are the same, just different political leanings.

As for the EDL not being a right wing group and "against extreme Islam", well, what about attacking occupy because "they're unwashed lefties".

The EDL is a right wing group (and a bunch of customers for Tommy's wares). The EDL is a violent group.

This is the EDL


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Re: @The Jase

I can tell you've never been doxxed. Scary at first, but it amounts to a whole lot of nothing in the end.

I've had enough of the EDL threaten to beat/kill me, I have very little sympathy for them.

If I believed enough in a cause, I'd stand up and be identified for it.