* Posts by Richard Cain 1

4 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Jun 2009

Judge hits police with massive bill over false Operation Ore charges

Richard Cain 1

Police Targets

Simply cast your mind back to 8 years ago when the plod were being ordered by NuLab to solve crime and prove it by supplying stats. The Chief Plods all made maximum bonus by hitting targets. The problem now is that despite the Home Office scrapping the targets, the Chief Plods persist in keeping them under new names as it maintains the status quo.

Revolting postmen force early Windows 7 launch

Richard Cain 1

Distill xxx words into one

El Reg asked Microsoft if it was aware of copies of Windows 7 being shipped early to Currys and PC World punters.

A spokesman at the software vendor gave us this statement:

"Microsoft is aware of the planned postal strike and has taken action to minimise impact on those customers who pre-ordered their copies of Windows 7. As a result, some customers may receive their copy of Windows 7 a day or two early."

That distills into "YES"

PayPal UK titsup

Richard Cain 1

Unrelated, but SpamCop is also tits up

All attempts to report Nigerian miscreants, Chinese drug fakers and Russian scammers get the error message:

"Sorry, failed to get reportid from database, will not send."

El Reg commentards offered extra iconography

Richard Cain 1

@ Jason Bloomberg

I think it's Jimmy Edwards, 1950's comedian who starred as the headmaster in the BBC series "Whacko!" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whack-O