* Posts by Sean Casaidhe

10 posts • joined 2 May 2007

Brit ISPs censor Wikipedia over 'child porn' album cover

Sean Casaidhe
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What a load of steaming donkey-crap!

Here's the rules;

To minimise the availability of potentially illegal internet content specifically;

* images of child sexual abuse* hosted anywhere in the world

* criminally obscene content hosted in the UK

* incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK

*Please note the IWF use the term child sexual abuse images to accurately reflect the gravity of the images we deal with. They are also commonly referred to as: Child Pornography, Child Porn, Child Porno and Kiddie Porn. If you see such images online please report them.

So this picture is serious kiddie porn. Presumabely;

A) The band is going to face charges about producing child porn, and it's now an offence to possess said image


B) IWF is going to back down with serious egg-on-faces


C) the IWF censor-list is going to be dumped by ISPs with serious egg-on-faces.

Well done IWF!

Watchdog snarls at Commando Krav Maga

Sean Casaidhe

1st rule of Krav Maga...

Defence against guns, knives and baseball bats? I learnt the following rules for dealing with such;


1. Run Away

2. If you can't do 1, give up

3. If you can't do 2, accept you're probably going to die and have a go


1. Run Away

2. If you can't do 1, give up

3. If you can't do 2, accept you're probably going to get badly hurt, and have a go

Baseball bats;

1. Run away

2. etc. etc.

We practised running away a lot.

Sumerians cracked world's oldest joke

Sean Casaidhe

Bear in a woods

A bear and a rabbit are in the woods having a crap. The bear says to the rabbit "Oi, does crap stick to your fur?" The rabbit replies "No sir, crap doesn't stick to my fur"

So the bear wipes his arse with the rabbit.

Terry Pratchett has Alzheimer's

Sean Casaidhe


As someone's said, that's Thursday buggered.

TP is the only author I'd actually stand in a line and wait for an autograph, and I have done too, in Easons in Dublin. I tried to come up with a terribly funny wisecrack but if I recall correctly, the only thing I could come up with was "I hope you write a lot more books before you die" :)

He promptly responded; "So do I, 'cos only Mr Hitler wrote books after death" And it took me about 30 minutes to figure out what he was talking about.

Let's hope reality doesn't catch up with him for some time...

Forces pay mess blamed on human error

Sean Casaidhe

Blame 'em all

Having some experience of dealing with beaurocrats (state, semi-state, utlities and big finance houses) in several countries, and EDS in Australia too, come to think of it, I'm pretty sure the blame is 70% beaurocrats changing specs after every meeting, and 30% EDS selling over-ambitious plans to IT-ignorant beaurocrats and letting teh beaurocrats generate a lot of nice expensive change requests because the original spec was way off what's actually required.

"Oh, we need a button so that if we click on Soldier A, and then hit the button, we can see all the other soldiers near Soldier A, and then apply that pay-rate to all of them..."

"Of course, no problem, 800 hours at £600 per hour..."

As for those who say no-one cares about what pay Soldier A is getting, come off it - if I could identify an operation in which the SBS (for example) was involved, then check the pay of Royal Marines and find out who's getting all the various combat allowances, I could identify say 100 Royal Marines, their families, and then we'll see how efficient the Special Forces are when their friends and family are getting bumped off at home.

So cop on.

'Suspicious looking' man hauled off translatlantic flight

Sean Casaidhe

Re: And the screams of racism ring out again...

By Ian Matthews

"Hmm, okay, an illegal immigrant...and he ran from the police. Perhaps, if he'd stopped and obeyed the police commands, he might still be alive now."

Where the fsk have you been? Menezes did not have any clue he was the subject of a police operation, he grabbed a freaking paper and ran to catch the train which was about to depart, as about 6 million people do every day in London. He was surrounded by 3 survellience officers. When CO19 arrived at full tilt screaming "Police", he stood up to face them, was bodily restrained by a survellience officer who, and was promptly shot 8 times in the fcking HEAD, once in the shoulder, and 3 other shots missed. From 12 inches.


Of all the offensive and banal posts here, this one wins hands down. Well done.

Another day, another iPhone rumour

Sean Casaidhe

Non-3G iPhone

Good to see the Reg catching up with the rest of us on the non-3G problem for european carriers...


Here in Sicily I use UMTS all the time over a pay-as-you-go phone. I get 100 hours (unlimited AFAIK) with Vodaphone for Eur50.

So it's only in Ireland and the UK that Vodafone rip their customers off (£1 for the first 15Mb, and £2/Mb after???? WTF?)

Firm offers to patent security fixes

Sean Casaidhe

One-Click, anyone?

This seems to me to be the mirror of one-click. If you can describe a process, you can patent it, right? The actual code doesn't matter, it's the IDEA that's important.

So let's say Mr. A finds that a packet which says "ACBD" breaks open a system, then you can you not patent "A prcoess to examine a packet to check for the existance of string "ABCD" and appropriate responses if found..."

You don't need code, you don't need to reverse engineer anything, and you haven't done anything illegal. By default you have added to the knowledge of the system (by finding that ABCD breaks it, which was previously unknown), there's no prior art and it's a technical advancment.

sounds good to me.

VeriSign will ship two-factor authentication for debit cards

Sean Casaidhe

Two Factor? I stand corrected...

Ah, after eating lunch I spotted a crucial line;


Customers logging on to the issuer's website would be required to enter both the temporary and permanent password


So this is, in fact, two factor. Serves me right for doubting El Reg.

Humblest apologies.

Sean Casaidhe

Two-Factor? Don't think so...

Excuse me, but doesn't two-factor authentication require two of the following;

Something you have

Something you know

Something you are


This is NOT two-factor authentication, as you only need to have the card. If it requested the PIN and the pass-code, then that'd be something, but you aren't allowed to use your PIN online (the bank's terms of service forbid you disclosing the PIN to anyone else!)


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