* Posts by N2

1712 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Jun 2009

Don't forget to leave a rating: Amazon chairman meeting with UK prime minister to talk taxes


He just needs to change the law

Asking Mr Bezos to pay more tax will result in a firm 'no thank you'

But any change to tax law will stuff his mates coining it where ever they can

so no change there then.


Re: pointless exercise


When a push comes to a shove its a case of 'we have much better lawyers than you'.

Microsoft suspends free trials for Windows 365 after a day due to 'significant demand'


Re: Should it not be called Windows 361 or something

I thought it was Outage 3, 6 or 5 days

Nuisance call-blocking firm fined £170,000 for making almost 200,000 nuisance calls



Run by a marketing company?

Euro watchdog will try to extract $900m from Amazon for breaking data privacy laws


Re: But will they actually have to pay?

Of course not.

It's the board of directors that should be fined, from their own pockets, although its small change for Jeff.

Every fine, if it is paid along with legal costs is passed on to the customers.

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


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


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



Dido Hardings lot, see icon

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


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


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


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


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


Re: I predict excitement

Its only 240V AC

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


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


Its Long Clawson

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


No doubt

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


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


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.


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


Re: What time is it, you say?

And Forbes

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


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

Only after about version 4.1


Agree entirely

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


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


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


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



Please donate all your 'crap' gold to me.

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


Re: What ?

I Candu that

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


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


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


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

Yes, yes, yeeeeeeeees

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


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


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


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


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


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



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


Re: What about the EPO?

More like a pigs in the trough icon

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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


I stopped

Just before under...

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


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


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.


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


Witchfinder general, assemble the following

Ducking stool

Angry mob

Large pile of wood for icon>




Sadly so true and very well said.

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


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


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



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

Paris Hilton

Re: Hmmmm

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

Paris, because its in the EU