* Posts by N2

1713 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009

Amazon says it's all social media's fault for letting fake review schemes thrive

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Re: Fake reviews?

Ditto, tried reviews written in French and English, tried French only but amazon.fr reject 100% of my reviews so I don't bother and prefer amazon.de - cheaper than .fr and English reviews accepted

God knows what you have to do to get a review on amazon.fr accepted, perhaps its spambots only?

It's safe to leave your bunker: Blame that Chinese nuclear plant alarm on fuel rod faults

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Mushroom

Indeed, I believe about 40,000 people self evacuated when steam was released from the TMI2 plant during their partial meltdown, whoops I mean 'incident'.

UK government bows to pressure, agrees to delay NHS Digital grabbing the data of England's GP patients

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Facepalm

Re: GPDPR?

Dido Hardings lot, see icon

The common factor in all your failed job applications: Your CV

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Trollface

Re: The gap year

Thats you out the running then...

Perhaps I should consider "are you a twat" as a legitamate question?

Infrastructure SNAFU results in French public being unable to contact emergency services

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Re: Jail time

Unless its senior management, in which case some one else will face the guillotine.

China reveals plan to pump out positive news about itself. Let's see what happens when that lands with social media fact-checkers

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FAIL

Were actually very nice people

If you think otherwise, you may disappear...

Give me a (tax) break: UK broadband plumber Openreach to almost double the number of rural premises to receive FTTP

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Facepalm

Re: FTTP v HS2

Agreed, HS2 is just a project that will butcher vast swathes of the countryside in some insane idea that it will be a 'good thing' to travel between Birmingham and London 15 minutes quicker.

Spending the money on, to be honest virtually anything else would be of greater benefit.

USB-C levels up and powers up to deliver 240W in upgraded power delivery spec

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Re: I predict excitement

Its only 240V AC

Microsoft: Behold, at some later date, the next generation of Windows

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Re: monetize applications.

Yes, I too got off the 'freeloader support model:

1. I think that will take about 4 hours at - substitute large hourly rate

2. Look Its Saturday, so thats double time

3. Add 20% to above for bank holidays

4. If that dosnt work give it the Land Rover treatment - reversing over it fixes most defects.

Soon get the idea,

Hard cheese: Stilton snap shared via EncroChat leads to drug dealer's downfall

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Its Long Clawson

The Home Office will need to overturn a long legacy of failure to achieve ambition of all-digital border by 2025

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Trollface

No doubt

The owners of The Ivy are rubbing their hands in glee at the prospect of yet another long running Crapita failure

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Re: The problem here is

This lot are not competent enough to see any kind of digital system up and running.

Beyond video to interactive, personalised content: BBC is experimenting with rebuilding its iPlayer in WebAssembly

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Re: Fuck the BBC - fuck iPlayer

Upvote, but as for

but it's hasn't been as left wing as some people think for a long time.

I disagree, its always had a left leaning bias, perhaps you just diddnt notice it.

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Re: Fuck the BBC - fuck iPlayer

Avoid the BBC and you will learn a whole lot more about the world.

Agree entirely, they often project a one sided view.

Graph databases to map AI in massive exercise in meta-understanding

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Re: What time is it, you say?

And Forbes

Microsoft sheds some light on perplexing Outlook blank email incident: Word was to blame

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Re: "foolishly attempt to author web content there and save as HTML"

Only after about version 4.1

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Agree entirely

Try telling anyone that and they give you a look like you've just spat in their face.

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How was it not noticed during testing?

Thats the publics job, init?

43 years and 14 billion miles later, Voyager 1 still crunching data to reveal secrets of the interstellar medium

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They don't make em like that anymore

China, please take note .

Namecheap hosted 25%+ of fake UK govt phishing sites last year – NCSC report

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Joke

Re: "a 28.8 per cent share of known UK government-themed phishing sites"

If you regularly host government scam sites, there's a good change the government is going to come and have a word with you.

For a job opportunity?

Bank of England ponders minting 'Britcoin' to sit alongside the Pound

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Re: BITCOIN = GOLD

Please donate all your 'crap' gold to me.

Stuxnet sibling theory surges after Iran says nuke facility shut down by electrical fault

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Re: What ?

I Candu that

UK prime minister Boris Johnson reluctant to reveal his involvement in the OneWeb deal

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Re: Clueless

BJ got voted in because the other one was so utterly shyte.

Chairman, CEO of Nominet ousted as member rebellion drives .uk registry back to non-commercial roots

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Pint

Re: Excellent news!

Agree entirely, long overdue for a purge of the greedy f***ers

With Nominet’s board-culling vote just days away, we speak to one man who will publicly support the management

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Re: Nominet: the UK org that hates UK companies.

Yes, yes, yeeeeeeeees

Excellent news, cardboard boxes at the ready - for the heads that is!

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Re: Sounds like a right devious little shit

A senior job in government awaits with that level of bullshit and evasion.

OVH founder says UPS fixed up day before blaze is early suspect as source of data centre destruction

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Mushroom

Re: Fumming

Perhaps OVH were using Li-ion powered UPS? if there is such a thing.

Huge if true: If you show people articles saying that Firefox is faster than Chrome, they'll believe it

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Trollface

It's not Google

So it must be good

MPs slam UK's £22bn Test and Trace programme for failing to provide evidence that it slows COVID pandemic

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The Queen of Carnage...

Turns gold into muck

If anyone readily deserves to be cast onto the streets, it's her.

What happens when cancel culture meets Adolf Hitler pareidolia? Amazon decides it needs a new app icon

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Re: The Sunday Sport - top reporting

No, it was a Lancaster bomber found on the moon, honest!

Doctor, I think I have an HDMI: Apple starts investigating M1 Mac Mini graphics issues

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Facepalm

No

Perhaps they're looking at it incorrectly?

Nominet claims effort to replace its board with 'safe hands' is invalid, refuses to put it to member vote

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Re: What about the EPO?

More like a pigs in the trough icon

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Thumb Down

Just shows

What a pack of complete, utter rsoles they are.

I will haunt them when I die, along with HMRC, Dido Harding, Crapita and a long list of other miserable wasters.

Microsoft's underwhelming, underpowered dual-screen Surface Duo phone arrives in the UK this month for £1,349

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Trollface

I stopped

Just before under...

British owners of .eu domains given an extra three months to find a European address

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Mushroom

Re: And refund of the fees?

In any other market, this would be called theft.

Icon, will happen to EU one day and be all of their own making

Nominet vows to freeze wages and prices, boost donations, and be more open. For many members, it’s too little, too late

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Flame

Pigs in the trough

in 2015 a domain registration renewal cost £4.78 for two years, now its nearly £9.00 a year - prices include VAT

These people need a public flogging followed by jail, not a reprieve.

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Once they're all fired

Will the prices for .uk domains go down?

Faced with the sack, Nominet CEO half-apologizes for taking the 'wrong tone,' asks angry members to hear him out

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Flame

Witchfinder general, assemble the following

Ducking stool

Angry mob

Large pile of wood for icon>

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Pint

Pint

Sir,

Sadly so true and very well said.

Nominet boardroom battle may already be over as campaign to oust management hits critical milestone

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Mushroom

I volunteer my services

A fair few mentions of execution on this thread, I'll sharpen my axe

icon if not>

Nominet faces showdown with British internet industry: Extraordinary vote called to oust CEO, board members

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Flame

Excellent news

I shall dust off the guillotine and gather some baskets

Alternatively, see icon>

Command 'n' control botnet of notorious Emotet Windows ransomware shut down in multinational police raid

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Agreed

May be a bit harsh but others would soon get the idea.

Europe promises all-out assault on batteries to counter China’s lithium-ion domination

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Paris Hilton

Re: Hmmmm

I expect the EU are about to comandeer all supplies to ensure equal distribution?

Paris, because its in the EU

Windows Product Activation – or just how many numbers we could get a user to tell us down the telephone

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Another of the many reasons I eventually refused to help non family members.

Good for you, I had some twat banging on my door at 09.00 on a Saturday morning once, citing double time for weekends gave him a clue that I wasn't interested in sorting out his mess.

Dratted 'housekeeping', eh? 150k+ records deleted off UK’s Police National Computer database

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Mushroom

Backups

Clearly not tested correctly, perhaps the Queen of Carnage was in charge?

Or did anyone state that your data isn't backed up until you've done a restore of all data?

Apologies for the wait, we're overwhelmed. Yes, this is the hospital. You need to what?! Do a software licence audit?

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Shirley

They can do all this sort of admin bollox remotely?

Or is that too much of a good idea.

Twats, whoever instigated it

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Re: In the peak of an epidemic

Don't think I'd want to go anywhere near a hospital, thank you!

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