* Posts by LordBrian

29 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Jul 2009

Name-squatter fails to flog @roma Twitter handle to City of Rome


Re: Who the fuck cares?

I guess you as you took the time to read the article and post a reply :)

Moscow cops cuff suspect in Blackhole crimeware bust


How do these people get paid ? Can it be that difficult to trace the money ?

Osbo jacks up spending on spooks to keep us safe from TERROR



I worry more about how the government is ducking me over than I do about any phantom terrorism.

ASA says 'unlimited' broadband can have 'moderate' limits on it



Well it's funny how BSkyB and BT have their cases investigated yet when I complained about the same thing with Sky I was told there was no case to investigate. The ASA really are worthless.

Amazon yanks SimCity download from store


No no no

There are millions of companies that make money and have to deal with freetards but don't f***k with their customers like EA.

Imagine Tesco employing armed guards at every store and only allowing 10 people in per hour to "stop those pesky freetard shoplifters". No they simply price their goods to account for theft.

I would be interested to see how much EA think they lose from theft as opposed to how much they will lose in sales from people like me who would only get this now if it was pirated.


Again and again....

EA are the crack dealing boyfriend and it's customers are the dirty bitch crack whore who gets slapped about and black eyed but keeps going back for more because "EA loves me girlfriend...."

When will these bitches ever learn !!!!

Sex offender wins case against Facebook vigilantism


Yes I agree with what you say but there are counter arguments.

As recidivism rates are quite high, and we rely on underpaid and poorly motivated public employees to "control" said offenders there is quite a high probability that some will reoffend. Based on the laws in the US "Megan's Law" the ability to track offenders in the community can pay dividends.

Of course the most obvious route is to house them in very upper-class areas where such ill educated lynch mobs cannot run riot.

Windows 8 launch outdoes Windows 7's, says Microsoft bigwig



Sorry I feel more inclined to believe the filings of Enron that these figures.

The Sinofsky Letters: Defenestrated Windows overlord corresponds


Re: Dinosaurs

I am going to guess your a 10 year old boy/girl with too much sugar because most if not all of what you wrote is complete rubbish.

This site is for grown ups, you want/need Fisher Price - or the Windows 8 Metro interface.

Natwest's Get Cash app pulled, but NOTHING to do with frauds


I wouldn't trust Natwest at all

I was told, after about 50+ SO's on my business account over a year that they "could not decline setting up a standing order if one was sent through" .... despite the fact they did not have my signature on and the accounts were all linked to cc topup accounts (I found out not Natwest who were less than interested).

Their attitude to fraud was comical and bordered on the criminal so I wouldn't trust them if they told me the sky was blue.

Microsoft promises Metro developers 'fame and fortune'


Really !!!

More like Dime and Torture.....

If it's anything like the App Hub which is the worst developer portal ever created, my grandmother could have done a better job and she's been dead 10 years.

Another Microsoft Windows Phone exec legs it to Amazon


Why ?

Has Amazon got a death wish as the history of WP isn't great.

Apple set to drop 17in MacBook Pro, says watcher



Not going to happen - how do these people still get paid to talk so much s***

Juror jailed for looking up rape defendant on Google


@ThomH I would not disagree with you but banging up a women for 6 months because she broke what I would regard as an outdated precedent just feels wrong when real nasty people go free.

The argument that she cost the taxpayer lots of money for a retrial is the same when the police or lawyers withhold evidence but very rarely are they even called to account or the judges that fall asleep in the middle of trials (been to two appeals where retrials were ordered) but didn't hear about them doing any hard time. I quite simply don't think the punishment fits the crime - yes fine her or community service but 6 months for me is way over the top.


I'll bite with an LL.B and LL.M

"for starters, juries are not told of previous convictions except in exceptional circumstances. Only once found guilty is this taken into account" ... true and your point ?

"Isn't this the point of obtaining evidence and not basing a case on hearsy and "lawyers" presumptions on what consitutes "scum". If that were the case, many of us would agree that the first people to be banged up should be many of the lawyers themselves." ... if you think most trials are about evidence then please go to your local court and see how they work. Would not disagree with lawyers being banged up. They do their best to get an acquittal despite often knowing that the defendant is guilty.

"Good, I hope we do get the one where a person is entitled to a fair trial, regardless of what rumours someone has heard on the internet." ... no you get an adversarial system where parties try to suggest each other is lying and the truth is often overlooked. This isn't Judge John Deed, real life isn't all roses.

I once got a defendant a non custodial sentence for smashing a brick into his girlfriends face.... not a proud moment.


That's the kind of thing law students learn and not what happens in the real world. Often cases are bartered to a conclusion before a jury ever gets to hear them. And if you think previous character has nothing to do with the likelihood of offending well just go sit in on sentencing for a day or so.

It works both ways, having worked for a charity that looked at high profile appeals before the CRB maybe if all the evidence was initially disclosed we wouldn't need to pay billions to lawyers for appeals.

Positive PR by the legal system has kept the jury system sacrosanct but it is as fallible as any other system and having heard jury members discussing "he looks nice he could not have done it..." in the cafe really does fill you with confidence.


The truth

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth - unless it's deemed unfair or prejudice. Having worked a a defence lawyer in the courts of London for a few years I would think that a huge amount of scum go free because the full facts are never heard.

Of course if you think the jury are so stupid they cannot evaluate things like past convictions then you may just get the criminal justice system you deserve.

Sony: all new PS3 titles will require PSN Pass for online play

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And what happens if your PS3 dies ?

Madness... and will backfire on Sony mark my words. What happens when I buy a new PS3 or I want to take the game into the office where I have a second PS3 ?

And they wonder why people pirate games and try to get round them.

Mac Lion blindly accepts any LDAP password


Really !?!?

So on your summary this should work on any LDAP server, it doesn't.

It affects Lion's OpenLDAP not other versions of LDAP running on Lion Server so the problem remains with the server NOT the client.

DIY aerial drone monitors Wi-Fi, GSM networks

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How ?

My Wifi signal bearly reaches the next room so how the duck is it going to reach 22,000 ft up in the air and I thought bluetooth would only reach 10m max. Am I missing something here ?

Twitter forced to hand over user details to English council


Well said

It appears Mr Monkey may be on the right track after all.

I hope the Local Councils Ombudsman or somebody hits them hard for what is a criminal waste of Council funds. Gadaffi would be proud of these councillors.

MPs call for crackdown on pre-paid credit cards


I hate prepaid cards - or the lazy banks...

At least 2/3 times a month we have to phone the bank to cancel direct debits that they never check. Having traced the numbers they all go back to a Natwest bank up north that supplies topup facilities for prepaid cards. So send in your dodgy DD and if it gets through the money goes straight onto your prepaid card, off you go.

How can UK.gov spend £35m on a website?


Nailed it

Having worked on large gov projects all i can say is you nailed it....

Apple to sell unlocked iPhone 4



Please grow the fuck up. Boo fucking hoo, I cannot run anything but officially overpriced game son my PS3 and Xbox 360 but I have an IQ greater than 3 so I know that before I bought it and don't go crying about it.

O2 to step back from unlimited mobile data deals


...or build a better fing network

o2 are moving backwards and this isn't a good thing.

Microsoft connects Web2.0rhea dots in Outlook... bitch



I spend all my time blocking this stuff so why would I want it built into a professional app.

BT could jack up line charges to fill pensions hole


Close OpenReach down and save up all

Maybe because OpenReach is a monopoly that could not wipe it's own arse. Sack 30% of the dross and maybe open up to other companies and I would be sympathetic but not when they already rip the country off with some crazy prices.

Spam net snared a quarter million bots, says conqueror



214 countries, wow theses botnets are good but creating another 19 countries that is one hell of a botnet.

Dell hacks £10k off deal registration pricing


eedback? I'll give you feedback.....2

As above, let's do everything we can to f**k off those who sell our products and make it cheaper to buy online than through our "sales people"....

Who would EVER spend £30k with Dell ???