You mean the US born dual-national scumbag Johnson
Posts by Andrew Taylor 1
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Harvard freshman kicked out of US over OTHER people's posts on his social media
Lord Sugar phubbed in peers' debate on 'digital understanding'
VW engineer sent to the clink for three years for emissions-busting code
So a german car exec gets sent to prison but a US exec who allows cars to go out with defective ignition locks that result in the deaths of several USAians gets away scot free, can't remember the story but it was either GM or Chrysler, with just the company being fined. Looks a little suspicious to me.
Marcus Hutchins free for now as infosec world rallies around suspected banking malware dev
Am I the only one who made the Godfather connection..... I think it went something like this:
Caller; "Don Vlad, someone in Britain has blocked with our internet extortion racket, can you do us a favour and teach him a lesson"
Don Vlad.; "No problem, let me have a word with Donna Theresa and he will suffer"
Caller; "But he's in America at present"
Don Vlad; "In that case I'll talk to Don Don, he owes me a big favour"
Don Vlad; "Don Don, remember that big favour I did you, well I need a little favour from you"
Don Don; "Anything my friend"
Don Vlad; "Well there's this British guy that's stopped some of my friends from making money on the internet and he needs teaching a lesson he will never forget and he's in America right now"
Don Don; "No problem, our Justice Dept has record of blaming other countries citizens for our IT security cockups and trying to extradite them to cover up US messes, what's his name and Ill let my contact know"
and so on
Apollogies to Mario Puzo
Shooting org demands answers from Met Police over gun owner blab
"Firearms owners are a regular target for "good ideas" dreamt up by senior police officers, normally those with no knowledge or experience. The Register understands that this initiative most likely came from the Smartwater division of the Met rather than the firearms licensing department." There, fixed it for you
Mercedes answers autonomous car moral dilemma: Yeah, we'll just run over pedestrians
Re: Hard decision but Mercedes are probably right
And I've had the same with white vans / private hire, doesn't mean I regard them all as idiots and yes I have driven regularly in the areas you mention, I've also seen drivers try to overtake cyclists where there's no room to pass in the same area causing cyclists to swerve, maybe it was a cyclist taking the lane for their own safety trying to slow you down, who knows as we only have your version.
Termination fees for terminated people now against the law
Sex ban IT man loses appeal – but judge labels order 'unpoliceable'
Protect your staff from Toronto's terrible Twitter trolls, bosses told
Dad of student slain in Paris terror massacre sues Google, Twitter, Facebook for their 'material support' of ISIS
FBI director claims that videoing police is causing crime uptick
NZ hotel bans cyclists' Lycra-clad loins
Re: Cyclists who treat pedestrians as a slalom course are idiots
Why should "fellow cyclists" be responsible for other cyclists they don't know. I don't see you stating "fellow motorists" should deal with other misbehaving motorist or "fellow pedestrians" should be responsible for the actions of other pedestrians. This is all about cyclists being designated an outgroup by motorists and everyone else jumping on the bandwagon.
Oh! and links please to the 2 deaths caused by cyclists as these are news to me. I would certainly like to see the facts rather than your misinformed opinions.
Note to editor
Stop mentioning cycling, it's bad for the heart rate of the stupid and the petrol heads who are unable to work out that a dick is a dick whether on foot, a bike or in a motor vehicle and that most other cyclists have absolutely no knowledge of the person they are aggrieved with.
BTW to those that think cyclists should have group responsibility, can I have your apologies for the HGV lorry that overtook me on Monday using a punishment pass and then left hooked me. Not forthcoming, I thought not you hypocrites.
Taking an artsy selfie in Stockholm? You might need to pay royalities
Contactless payments come to in-flight entertainment units
And if these devices are installed, will a screen pop up stating "there are X minutes left in this flight and this film is Y minutes long plus adverts" or will they just rip you off. I look forward to the 1st arrest because someone paid for a film 5 mils before landing & won't disembark until the film ends.
ICO: You call that a sentence? Courts need power to hit data thieves harder
Photographer hassled by Port of Tyne for filming a sign on a wall
Ofcom must tackle 'monopolistic' provider BT, says shadow digital minister Chi Onwurah
I'm sick of everyone giving BT a kicking, if they are doing such a bad job why don't Sky, Virgin et al put in their own fibre nationally like BT has to. Answer is they don't want to because BT has to bear all the costs and then lease lines to them at below market rates. In case it hasn't sunk in to all the BT bashers, this is not competition but subsidisation. If you want competition then BT 's competitors should start putting in and maintaining their own networks. Now just grow up and stop the me me me, I want fibre free & I want yesterday attitude.
Met Police wants to keep billions of number plate scans after cutoff date
Google UK coughs up £130m back taxes. Is it enough?
Eight-billion-dollar Irish tax bill looms over Apple
VW's Audi suspends two engineers in air pollution cheatware probe
Re: Interesting justification.
Totally agree & it was interesting that this story broke in the US immediately after one of the US car giants, I think it was GM, reached a settlement with the US Debt of Justice to avoid charges for selling cars with killer ignition switches for over 10 years. Of course there's no european investigation now as VW are the designated fall guys to protect US interests.
Irish electricity company threatens to cut off graveyard
Conficker is back – and it's infecting police body cams
Daily Mail caught on hooks of Angler exploit kit
Uber is killing off iconic black cabs, warns Zac Goldsmith
On yer bike: Hammerhead satnav for cyclists – just don't look down
Re: Rules are for you too.
Last time I visited Cambridge it was the cars that failed to stop at red lights & pedestrian crossing & the difficulty on footpaths was from locals with their noses stuck in their phones not cyclists. I hate to spoil your jaundiced & incorrect view but the only independent research carried out blew this myth out of the water as far more cars failed to stop than cyclists. Still never let the truth get in the way of your prejudice.
Sony tells hacked gamer to pay for crooks' abuse of PlayStation account
Eye laser surgery campaigner burned by Facebook takedown
I call troll, she was the recipient of poor eye surgery who by an inept surgeon who was told "tough" when she complained. This matter has been the subject of several investigations, including one that was televised, all of which confirmed her claims which is why she won her court case. Putting false information on this site on behalf of your employer only makes you look small.
World's only flyable WWII Lancaster bombers meet in Lincs
Jean Michel Jarre: Je voudrais un MUSIC TAX sur VOTRE MOBE
Musicians grow up
Can anyone tell me why musicians and composers are so special, JMJ doesn't pay his plumber every time he draws water, he doesn't pay his electrician every time he turns a switch on, he doesn't pay the artist every time he looks at his collection of art so why should he and other musicians be paid every time you listen to their music. They should be paid once for their work just like every other worker. The premise that musicians should be paid over and over is a modern premise promulgated by the recording industry and prior to this musicians of talent either earned their keep by performing regularly or by obtaining wealthy sponsors. Modern so called musicians have this belief that we owe them a living & that they shouldn't have to work for it o matter how little talent they have. Just remember that one of the biggest campaigners for the recent extension of copyright on music is that well know Christian Sir Cliff Richard. AFAIC if musicians want paying more than once for their work they need to be intersting enough for me to go and see them more than once, when they have to work for their pay and they have to stop being selfish luvvies and actually appear on time and give a reasonable performance in both time and quality.
Google Glassholes, GET OFF our ROADS, thunder lawmakers in seven US states
Reports: New Xbox could DOOM second-hand games market
So, what IS the worst film ever made?
eBuyer £1 sale fail: Customers vent fury... on Facebook
Moderatrix kisses the Reg goodbye
The best sci-fi film never made: Also-rans take a bow
White House forbids feds from reading WikiLeaked cables
Interpol issues arrest notice for Wikileaks' Julian Assange
Google boss: 'Creeped out by Street View? Just move'
UK border police seize £500k from Nigerians' hand luggage
Cinema iPhone pirate escapes jail in test case appeal
Thank you;-) oh Great Moderatrix. Seriously though, I would have had no problem with him being sued under Copyright Law but using the Fraud Act is using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. It's quite interesting that these multimillion dollar companies are so poor that they are unable to launch a legal action by themselves and have to rely on you and me paying for it from our taxes whether we agree with the action or not. Cynical moi!!!!!!!
if reviewer John Bloggs of the Daily Echo writes in his review "with this director, this writer and these actors this film should have been a masterpiece of family entertainment rather than the bowl of steaming puke it really is" and the film company the puts on all it 's adverts "a masterpiece of family entertainment, John Bloggs, Daily Echo" that is not considered fraud. All this guy was really doing was a try before you buy service and the film industry were panicking because people were seeing the dross being put out before they had been conned out of their ticket money. The film industry, like the record industry, is bereft of ideas and constantly fails to provide a watchable product, with some exceptions, so is resorting to this type of action to make itself feel good and find a scapegoat for their own inadequacies. If anyone should be prosecuted it's the film company exec's for constantly defrauding the public.
Spoof beer ad mocks England footie flops
Burger van busted offering free takeaway porn
Referred to ERYC Trading Standards
What a joke, their only interest is protecting the big retailers not the consumers, as I know from personal experience, one joker even tried to scare me out of repeating the T & C's on companies website by using references to the McLibel case. Now this is an organisation ready for cutting under the new plans to reduce the Public Sector, ERYC Tradings Standards are 2nd only to Humberside Police in the list of most useless organisations in the country
Twitter airport bomb spoof joker launches appeal
Has anyone posting here vever been to Robin Hood Airport?
No, I thought not. Well I have and a large proportion of the fights out of the airport are to Belfast in Northern Ireland, yes the Northern Ireland where he was intending to fly to and the Northern Ireland where sectarian killings are still going on and some of the locals had a tendency to blow things up. As a result Robin Hood Airport has large signs telling passengers that even joking about bombs will result in Police action. In view of this was this tweet funny and ill considered, the answers are no and yes. He was lucky just to get away with a fine and it is his local airport, less than 10 miles from where he lives so there's a good chance he's used it at some time.
Stop defending a moron who got what he deserve
UK.gov issues death warrant for ID cards
OFT leaves online ad snoopers to regulate themselves
Office of "Fair" Trading
This is the organisation that couldn't see price fixing by the record cartel despite them attempting to sue Asda as a group, when Asda decided to reduce their cut on the Top 20 CD's, or the numerous group court cases by the Record Companies against anyone who challenges their idea of an open market. OFT are a waste of time and a QUANGO that should be dispenced with in the current round of ConDem cuts.
LibCons to reduce vetting and barring
Don't be an idiot
Despite the scaremongering by the previous Govt and the gutter press,paedophiles are far rarer than they would have you believe and 95% plus of all paedophillia is within the family group. The whole CRB and eCRB system were introduced to create panic and exert control over people, they rely heavily on rumour and unproven allegations to create a system of appearing to act whilst doing nothing. CRB's were introduced in a knee jerk reaction, against the advice of the investigating officer, to cover the massive errors at a high level by Humberside Police who had messed up three previous and seperate complaints against Ian Huntley by schoolgirls which were not cross checked against Humberside's own records. These were then deleted the records from police computers thus preventing accurate checks by other forces resulting in the murder of 2 schoolgirls. The officer who investigated Humberside's failing has stated recently in public that he had not recommended CRB's and that they are a waste of time.