* Posts by Andrew Taylor 1

74 publicly visible posts • joined 25 Jun 2009


Harvard freshman kicked out of US over OTHER people's posts on his social media

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You mean the US born dual-national scumbag Johnson

Lord Sugar phubbed in peers' debate on 'digital understanding'

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Re: Logic? @phuzz

I think you will find that this was started by Margaret Thatcher in order to get some of her more unpopular bills through the Upper House unopposed, whilst not condoning Tony Blair, he was only redressing the balance. Don't let facts get in the way of your prejudice

VW engineer sent to the clink for three years for emissions-busting code

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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

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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

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"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

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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

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Re: Greed

Which of course is BS, the Pension Books were the property of DWP or DHSS as it was at the time and they had every right to sieze it.

Sex ban IT man loses appeal – but judge labels order 'unpoliceable'

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Re: While I agree

He didn't make it public until he asked for a review. The original judge & the police made it public throughout the Yorkshire area in order "to protect potential victims" The press then followed it up as he went for a review.

Protect your staff from Toronto's terrible Twitter trolls, bosses told

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Re: Good work if you can get it

Really, you think people objecting to being abused and insulted are showing left-wing beliefs, you really are a Trump supporter aren't you.

Dad of student slain in Paris terror massacre sues Google, Twitter, Facebook for their 'material support' of ISIS

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Re: "MTB"

What about Mountain Bikers, surely you don't really think they are terrorist's?

FBI director claims that videoing police is causing crime uptick

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Re: Just do what they did in the UK

Bollocks, go back your Noddy books.

NZ hotel bans cyclists' Lycra-clad loins

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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.

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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

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Spot on

Have an upvote.

Contactless payments come to in-flight entertainment units

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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

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Law about to change

Now leaked documents prove the the PM's Trust Fund is built on tax avoidance, expect big changes in Data Protection Laws and stricter enforcement. The current laws were OK when it was only the plebs being affected.

Photographer hassled by Port of Tyne for filming a sign on a wall

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What bollocks, Road Tax hasn't existed since Churchill abolished it, it's an emissions tax that goes into general taxation, the only roads that the tax, lets call it Car tax for ease, actually pay for is the ringfenced cost of motorways. Try and keep up with reality, it is 2016 Jezza.

Ofcom must tackle 'monopolistic' provider BT, says shadow digital minister Chi Onwurah

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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

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Re: Show us evidence..

And that's all, see attached link for outcome of the hit & run referred to http://road.cc/content/news/178248-nottingham-hit-and-run-victim-believes-driver-could-have-been-identified-if

Google UK coughs up £130m back taxes. Is it enough?

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Reality check

You do all realise that any amendments to Tax laws are written with the help of specialist Tax Accountants, the same people who then go and advise others how to avoid paying this tax and that, in a nutshell, is the problem. Solve this & you solve the tax collection issue.

Eight-billion-dollar Irish tax bill looms over Apple

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Re: @CheesyTheClown: Apple would love Siesta

Shame no-one told the Italian police they don't work on a Sunday, it's Top Gear you pillock, a program edited to denigrate johnny foreigner and make Clarkson's lying racist rants seem justified.

VW's Audi suspends two engineers in air pollution cheatware probe

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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

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Re: Not only in Ireland

Typical NPower, took 4months to get a refund on an overpaid direct debit for my mum. The management team would have to improve 100% to be classified as scum

Conficker is back – and it's infecting police body cams

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Re: Your equipment is supplied by the lowest bidder.

Hmmmmmmm, not a Talk Talk customer then

Daily Mail caught on hooks of Angler exploit kit

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Re: The Register has contacted the Daily Mail for comment

I call bull, it was the cyclists obviously

Uber is killing off iconic black cabs, warns Zac Goldsmith

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Re: Why should I care?

"I don't get paid enough MP's expenses to be able to use one... unlike goldsmith" There put that right for you

On yer bike: Hammerhead satnav for cyclists – just don't look down

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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

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Re: Other reasons to get your account banned

Personally I would get a lawyer as from my experience UK Trading Standards would be more interested in protecting Sony than the victim

Eye laser surgery campaigner burned by Facebook takedown

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Re: Again?

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

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If you want to see the Lanc

Go to the website posted on Page 1, the RAF website does not acknowledge anything involving the 2 Lancs that occurs north of Watford.

Jean Michel Jarre: Je voudrais un MUSIC TAX sur VOTRE MOBE

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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

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Re: HUD? - modern satnavs

The law is clear on this, as verified in a recent case where a driver ran a junction because it was not on his satnav and killed cyclist. The judge ruled that satnav are an aid therefore full responsibility lies with the driver to be aware of his surrondings

Reports: New Xbox could DOOM second-hand games market

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Even bigger fail

Have you seen how much R&D goes into a new car, no, thought not.

So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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it must be DareDevil, the only film I've ever walked out on.

eBuyer £1 sale fail: Customers vent fury... on Facebook

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East Yorkshire Trading Standards

Now that's an oxymoron if ever there was one

Moderatrix kisses the Reg goodbye

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Please tell me..............

you're not the new Editor of Heat or Closer, that would be too much.

Good look where ever you are going.


Nuclear mushroom because that's what one of your put down's felt like ;-)

The best sci-fi film never made: Also-rans take a bow

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re the Wheel of Time

Totally agree with your comments, I stopped reading at book 11 when I discovered I'd lost the ability to breath through sheer boredom.

White House forbids feds from reading WikiLeaked cables

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Can someone please

explain the Streisand Effect to these idiots.

Interpol issues arrest notice for Wikileaks' Julian Assange

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Can't find photo?

Try here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11883567

Doesn't say much for the quality of policing used in a fit up does it?

Google boss: 'Creeped out by Street View? Just move'

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Easy bluff to call

All it takes is for some of our American friends to meet up outside Mountain View with camera's & monitoring equipment then see Google's re-action, after all what's good for the goose................

UK border police seize £500k from Nigerians' hand luggage

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The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

The UK has already banned the issue of €500 notes over the counter after concluding they had become the bill of choice for organised and not-so-organised criminals. So only available to MP's then

Cinema iPhone pirate escapes jail in test case appeal

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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!!!!!!!

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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.

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Seems the movie studios are royally screwing the taxpayer

There, corrected it for you.

Spoof beer ad mocks England footie flops

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England have just turned down

a £70 million sponsorship deal, even the current team couldn't run about with "Winalot" on their shirts

Burger van busted offering free takeaway porn

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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

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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

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Haven't you got it yet.

The current Government won't need ID Cards for UK Nationals as the barcode on each person will suffice

OFT leaves online ad snoopers to regulate themselves

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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

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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.