* Posts by Al fazed

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UK government refuses public review before launch of NHS data platform

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Re: At some point in the future

If that wasn't a hard right manouvre then it appears that we no longer know what "hard right" actually means.

You had to work without PPE, you were not entitled to 80% of your previous wages, you were not entitled to Universal Credit, or Housing Benefit.

The ones that did work, on the front line, all the way through that facsist decision that you should "stay at home", whilst others do not.

The they got called BAME, but it wasn't racist. Just overworked immigrants doing jobs white English people won't do.

The my daughter is told that she cannot enroll at college to midwifery.....Why ? 'cos she hasn't had all of her jabs. 9 months later, it doesn't matter of you had your jabs or not, you can go on your holidays (?) and come back to work in the office. Or lose your job !

Telling us that kids don't et COVID, so they can go to school with the kids of BAME folks. NOT telling us that your dog can carry COVID and spread it.

As long as you have enough money, in Britain the laws do not apply to you. You can fly out of Stanstead on a private jey bound for the F1 in Brazil and can bring back Brazillian variety of da bug.

Hoestly ? A "jab" in the arm is all you need............

A tap on the head wouldn't do you any harm either......

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Re: It's bullshit, dangerous and a waste of money,

Me too, long may they practice, my saviour McTimony Chiropractics.

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Re: GIGO

It's your personal opinion.

I am sadden that you feel so strongly about it from your own experience that you are quite happy to prevent others from using the same treatment which you tried but were unhappy with.

Personally I can say that I am today able to work and enjoy lige because of Mc Timoney Choropractics which were not available on the NHS.

The accident happened in the 70's whilst doing cross country running. I was offered opiate pain killers and anti inlfamatory medicine, but had to wait three years for the NHS to give me an examiniation. The examiner did not touch me, just recommended physio therapy which I still needed to be on medication to attend the clinic which told me there was nothing wrong with me.

I have had corsets and wedges made for my shoes, and had two specialist orthopeadic officer chairs since then so I can still use a PC. Still no word from NHS on a treatment that will work.

In the meantime I have one chiropractic each year and I no longer need a diet of opiates to kill pain, I do not have any.

Maybe you should have tried McTimoney rather than a British Chiropratic qualified person. Good luck with you problems, NHS doesn't have many of the answers.

FFsake cannabis without THC ?

No magic mushroom tea for my anxiety ?

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Re: Oh Ghod!

I'm getting the feeling that Cambridge Anals is fiddling with this junior news outlet, 'cos I am unable to affect the number of upvotes by clicking on the up arrow ????

I can click the down arrow to transfer my vote to it's opposite the down vote, but am unable to add an upvote.

How odd ?

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Re: Trust is non-existent

But their attitude is being reflected throughout UK society as a whole. I will use as illustration the 5 Managers of Together Housing Association Ltd and their legal counsel (barrister) who felt that the COVID rules in play at the County Court Bradford should not apply to them..

So they got together to conspire how they would win they case that they shouldn't. Three times over a two day period, these arrogant twats went in hand in hand five at a time into a meeting room which had a large sign on the door which said "no more than two people to use the room, AND wear a MASK".

Did they take any notice of the court usher the first time they were reprimanded ?

No, did they heck ...

Of course these laws are written to control mere muppets, and are not for the facsist pigs who are prosecuting the mere unfortunate muppets.

I think YOU should remain out of Europe and suffer the consequences, as YOU won't learn any other way

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Re: Danger

Yes, they have successfully turned you all into morons

Well done Tory twats

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Re: Trust is non-existent

Now that we aren't part of it, what's all the copncern about ?

Comparing European politics to UK politics is a waste of time, unless you start to count all of the good things that we have already lost, and then look at all the good things that are about to be washed away, and be replaced with an American model, derived from a country that cannot tell the truth to it's own politicians or voters.

We have lost Legal Aid for tenants fighting unscrupulous landlords, we have landlords who can now hold their own sudo legal Reviews to enable repossession of their rented property without taking the tenant to court.

We have American products replacing European household name brands with dodgy stuff that requires you to start a class action against the company in order to get your money back, or a trifle in compensation if you are lucky.

The milk we now import is full of puss and antibiotics, your health data has been sold to American pharmacuetical and health insurance companies, without your permission.

Boris's mates were even talking recently about not having to follow the legal codes of practice as were laid out in the European Conventioin on Human Rights............

FUCK OFF YOU NIT WIT.............

SOZ. ALF

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Re: Last

They are politicians after all.

What do you expect ?

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Re: You see? Typical foreigner taking our jobs.

I see the Prime Mincers job is up for grabs ...........maybe a foriegner can do the job better ?

What's wrong with puttin' Putin into the UK Parliament ?

Surely he couldn't do any worse than the last lot of Tory twats at selling out UK soveriegnty ?

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Watch the Netflix film which uses actual marketing video footage.............

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General knowlwedge, something wew used to have but lost

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No it wasn't..............

Some idiots got convinced it was a good idea after reading Facebook articles which had been manufactured by someone at a company called Cambridge Anals............ or something similar

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GIGO

Surely someone must remember this one GIGO.

How much is the not complete NHS data set worth ?

How much info does the NHS actually hold on patients, er which is actually relevant ?

I have attended chiropractics treatments for many years, which the NHS does not have any record of.

I have been successfully using Cannabis oil to treat skin cancer, but I did not get it on prescription via my GP. Numerous friends buy cannabis products (full spectrum) for health and well being, which are unknown to the NHS record keepers.

If a friend is suffering from depression or anxiety I am far more likely to suggest any number of efficacious treatments icluding Psylocibin, than I am likely to say, "you should see your doctor about that".

Nuff said I think, the illustration is clear, the NHS data set isn't really that "complete" or "useful" to USA drug companies and USA health insurance markets, that is ..... going forward into our none NHS health future.

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SCOTUS judges 'doxxed' after overturning Roe v Wade

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AND ?

By the time USA have got all UK's NHS data, the idea of being able to have an abortion here in the UK, will of course evaporate as USA'ers decide to DOXX the abortion clinics this side of the pond................

Tech world may face huge fines if it doesn't scrub CSAM from encrypted chats

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How will reading encrypted messages will keep children safe on line ?

Children go on line without encryption.

Stopping other people from sending illicit content does not protect children on line.

This plan is another half baked attempt to improve something, which in doing will screw up so many more things, but that isn't a worry for these under-educated, part time, tech wrangling MP's........

Humiliating that the UK doesn't have a better IT outlook.............

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How refactoring code in Safari's WebKit resurrected 'zombie' security bug

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Re: "engineers tidied up [..] their source code, and [..] reintroduced the exploitable bug"

Well it took Apple many years to admit that MACstuff can actually get a virus. Now they are admitting that it takes them years to reintroduce a virus that MAC Users couldn't get.

FFS !

The future sure isn't rosey, unless that's from the glow of burning software houses...........

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Google engineer suspended for violating confidentiality policies over 'sentient' AI

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Re: Conversations

Likewise I just about exist in the UK

Conti spotted working on exploits for Intel Management Engine flaws

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Re: Security, at a price

Then these machines do not need to be connected to the Internet, for handling eMails, or browsing the web.

Even a pre IME PC can be OK for video compilation if it isn't being asked to do other tasks at the same time. And it won't be attackable via it's NIC.

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Japan lets its banks and other entities issue stablecoins

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Re: "only banks and other registered financial institutions"

The hidden value is in the "real" investors money that they can consume in their R&D into digital exchange mechanisms.

Yes it doesn't matter what the currency is when you stick your card into the ATM, I can use my Debit Card all around the world, (except Russia at the mo) and get the relevent cash or make a purchase.

The only reason for this malarchy is the extra grime they can sqeeze into their coffers for just thinking about crypto or digital anything.

The fact that they haven't got a clue, should be glaringly obvious to anyone capable of reading the Register and comprehending the actual exponential number of way things will go wrong - 'cos no one at the top knows what the fuck is going on ........... Wahey

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Arm CPU ran on electricity generated by algae for over six months

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Re: I, for one, welcome our power spewing* algal overlords...

Apart from large hadron colliders, football stadiums and cryptocurrency mining, who needs massive amounts of electricity on a daily basis ?

No one......

So why produce so fucking much just to see it disipate over the miles from source to consumption ?

Better to produce at home, what your home needs............

Saying no more

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Emotet reestablishes itself at the top of the malware world

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the great misunderstood ?

The story says this bunch were established in Ukraine, not in Russia.

One of the languages used in the eMails is Russian.

Russia is not cut off from using FOSS solutions...........did someone forget that Russians can code as well, so why are they fucked up by the American (non socialist) software vendors pulling the rug ?

Fuck me, some of the facists (non socialist) company's which depend on this shit at this end could do with pulling the rug on their chosen vendors software ...............

When will the world WAKE UP

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Zlib crash-an-app bug finally squashed, 17 years later

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Well that solves that little issue then .................

Thanks be given that the cause of this "issue" with Open Office and Libre Office on this machine, has at last been discovered.............. maybe I'll be able to get some work done without the damn things crashing and losing some of the previously Saved data.

Not being a Dev, I didn't feel that I had any right to complain, not even certain if the fault lay with the hardware, the OS or some FOSS dependency which only shows up with this hardware/software architecture.

In my mind, this issue was a fault of my own creating for using Microsoft's Windose 10 .......... and may still be the culprit as this issue doesn't occur when using the same FOSS office applications on my ancient MacBook, or the rather older XP box.

As a purely End User I am particularly grateful to all FOSS contributers, 'cos otherwise I could not afford to take part in the Information Age. Praise be for Open Office, Libre Office, GIMP, Linuxii etcetera......

Cheers everyboby ....

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A Snapdragon in a ThinkPad: Lenovo unveils the X13s

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Is this price tag correct ?

WoW WTF ? Is this chopped down little brat the same price as the old bugger of a MACBook Pro of the same screen size ? Well again I have to say WTF ?

Go for it muppets..........

Gob agape........

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Hello Slackware, our old friend: Veteran Linux distribution releases version 15.0 at last

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So much praise for someting unavailable today

I read about Slackware with great enthusiasm and read quite a bit about the installation etc. Thought OK I'm going to see how much it costs to buy the supported distro on CD. Unfortunatley the web site is MIA (missing in action).

First Firefox and Brave give "Secure Connection Failed" message even though the url is https.

Brave eventually says, "This site can't be reached".

Not a good advert for the OS. I hope things improve.

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Facebook exposes 'god mode' token that could siphon data

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Re: And people still use this clusterface?

Maybe you just don't understand "normal" people. I hope you are not a developer.

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This malware gang plants incriminating evidence on PCs, gets victims arrested

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Re: Nasties

Is now on the SO register

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Hmmm

Are you sure that group on the Indian Govermins isn't an extension of our Common Wealth Orifice which is still in operation, still responsible for exporting the old faithfuls, hashish, opium, etc.

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Re: Nasties

Oh it does happen here. I have witnessed corruption like you would expect in Soviet Russia in the 60's being conducted in the Crown Court in Oxford not too long ago. Yes, it was on the rising tide of disgust at kiddie porn users and involves someone that I know quite well, someone who didn't know how to set up an email account at that time. Believe it or not, the CPS used Internet Exploder download logs as evidence to prove Uploading and got away with it, despite my protests to my friends lawyer. My evidence was not going to be accepted as relevant by his lawyer or the CPS, despite my having a BSc in Information Systems. It was obvious from the evidence provided that the owner of the device had logged in to an mobile phone account whilst waiting for the nasty video to download to that device. The owner of the device claimed to the police that her partner had downloaded the dodgy video. There was no evidence of uploading anything (which is the illegal activity) to anywhere by my friend or anyone else. He was still convicted and is not on the sex offenders register for uploading kiddie porn.

So don't get carried away thinking this sort of fucked up shit cannot happen here. It can and it does.

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UK government opens consultation on medic-style register for Brit infosec pros

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Ditto

The legal/justice industry has taken a similar step recently. Which means as you guessed, in order to continue providing Advocacy for disadvantaged and disabled people, I now need to be a legal professional of some qualification first. So it looks like the end of disadvantaged people having an Advocate with them when they are being grilled by DWP, or the Housing Benefit people, or those very nice Personal Independence Payments Assessors.

Maybe it is time to get me coat ........

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First they came for Notepad. Now they're coming for Task Manager

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OOPS!

Thoght it said, anaesthetic......

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UK data watchdog slaps Ministry of Justice with Enforcement Notice for breaking GDPR law

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If only it were the DoJ

I am currently the subject of legal proceedings where my landlord took 6 months to reply to my SAR. When they did respopnd, I received the paperwork several weeks after the trial I had needed the SAR for. I received several hundred pages of printed documents containing my name but, where every other piece of informatin - like the date, the person who wrote the letter etc, had been fully redacted.

In the same case the landlords legal counsel produced the Court Bundle in printed format, only with several pages of my evidence having been altered. Pages containing flow charts and dev ops diagrams had been removed entirely from the document. Other pages were freshly presented now spanning over several pages, separated by many other pages without any refence made that would join the columns back to the tables they belong to.

Neither organisation has held up their hand to alteration of information GDPR (ii), except for the legals who wrote a letter saying "they did not alter anything, the missing pages were like that when they picked up the document before printing, and ANYWAY, I did not rely on the evidence during the hearing".

So much for the ICO, who did confirmed that these companies had broken the Data Protection Act but also informed me that they (the ICO) cannot do anything about it, it is up to me to bring these very powerful bodies to book over their DPA - GDPR breaches.

SHEESH what a loada sh*t UK Data Protection Law is.

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Version 7 of WINE is better than ever at running Windows apps where they shouldn't

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Considering

the unconsiderable, my Windows 10 machines have never been capable of running an office or a business, not like earlier version of that damned Operating System.

No Linux OS that I ever installed made itself a complete replacement for Windose XP/2000/7. I still had to run Windose machines for some work as the Linux distro was experiencing issues which I could not resolve.

The most annoying of all these experiences was Open Office and/or Libre Office falling over every so often. Microsoft Word was not beautiful and their devs thought it cool to keep redesigning stuff until it finally broke altogether.

So even though I own several incarnations of Microsoft Orifice I had to keep investing in rebuying the same programmes and Oses, only to accept less functionality and the none ownership of Office software, only re-paying again to write a fooking letter, but now of course much more slowly than I could using Word 6.

I can see not that development in Office applications is digging it's own grave on all fronts, Linux, Google, Microshite, why can't I write a letter or use a small spreadsheet without the damn thing closing down "bad allocation" seems to be the excuse I get these days from either Apache or Libre......

Bad allocation indeed....................

Canon makes 'all-in-one' printers that refuse to scan when out of ink, lawsuit claims

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DITTO

My Canon MG 5450 is a few years old and I mean two or three, but it has "developed" this issue of late.

I am used to being told that the printer has run out of ink and that I need to order new stuff before I can proceed when printing. I got used to ignoring the message, and I wait 5 minutes or more rather than pressing CANCEL. Wahey, the printer noisily gets it act together and knocks out another 100 or so pages in full colour.

Not to be out done the scanner had a go at pulling the wool over my eyes just the other day.......talk about intelligence.....no it wouldn't let me scan a document into the PC because I had run out of ink.............

Not to be out done by Canon's AI updated shaftware, I popped the offending ink cartridge under the cold tap then popped it back into the printer, and Wahey no.2 the scanner duly jumped to and allowed me to scan 40 odd pages without any complaints.

WHAT IS GOING ON ?

I know Canon do not want me to print in B and W when I have run out or am about to run out of one colour of ink. I have two fucking full black cartridges in this noisy beast but I am not allowed to print using it..............

BUT why the f*cking hell is WINDOSE 10 unable to talk to my USB scanner when GIMP et al can. Even Canon's Image Garden dries to a crisp weedy yard if I invoke it's scanning services under WINDOSE 10.

A BSc in Information Systems has not helped in thihs instance. I just won't buy Canon or HP or (x,y,z) printer scanner in future.

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No defence for outdated defenders as consumer AV nears RIP

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Re: AV "protection"

I have been using Sophos products since before I graduate at Oxford Brookes in 2006. Sophos has always produced a Home User product which is free and has over the years stopped pleanty of unwanted applications from ruining my computing experience.

Today I shell out a paltry sum to the same company as their Home User product now provides protection for up 10 different computing devices owned by my family menbers. It also provides end point security for all of our mobile phones. It works on all major OSes. They also produce a stand alone Firewall.

I am very grateful for the level of protection that I believe that I and my family are getting via Sophos products. I recommend the company's products to my clients and friends.

I know that this isn't the Final Solution but please don't burst my bubble...........

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Intel's mystery Linux muckabout is a dangerous ploy at a dangerous time

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Does this mean

that in the near future - Intel's customers will be faced with the dire need to rip out and replace all of their recently purchased Intel produced hardware, just like we did with the Huawei 5G stuff.

Maybe it's a trend, Intel closely followed in third position by NVidia .............. someone is losing gound on the straight.

FFS it's a sign of the times, the software we must use is almost totally shit (Win 8/10/11) and the hardware it's running on is f**king unreliable with baked in backdoors and undisclosed instructions sets. Well no one actually knows about that anymore ............. just what we all need on the back of this Damnpanic, eh.

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Government-favoured child safety app warned it could violate the UK's Investigatory Powers Act with message-scanning tech

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Here we go again "were doing it to safeguard children"

So what's wrong with using Pegasus if you are a parent who has a level of NO TRUST with their children.

For fucks sake just take the plug off their PC or take away their mobile phone. It's the cheaper option, it'll work, save you loadsa money and won't break any UK Computer Misuse Whacks.

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were doing it to safeguard children

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Re: not what it seems

There may be something wrong with the way you are attempting to train eejits who probably shouldn't have been employed in that eMail reading/sending role in the first place.

Do you use a "ready made" training software for the eejits ?

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No.........

Maybe they're Americans ?

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Alleged Brit SIM-swapper will kill himself if extradited to US for trial, London court told

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Hmmm

A lot of sound and rational arguments, however what if the miscreant blags their way onto devices with common or garaden software, say like Facebook. They get caught in the act, then should they go to stand trial in every country that has a victim involved in the scam ?

This seems like the behaviour of a pack of dogs to me.

It's also seems obvious that if someone bombs Russia from a computing device in the USA, that the Russian Government would want the US culprit to show up in court in Russia ........

Don't it get confusing ?

If you hack someone in every country, it could become another World Tour tea shirt slogan.............

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Infosec bods: After more than a year, Sky gets round to squashing hijacking bug in 6m home broadband routers

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Re: Oh, ther joys of running unverified code ...

And you can't change the default password in another, very widely distributed home router, one which I am still waiting on the ISP's advice on how it can be changed, if at all.

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Re: Oh, ther joys of running unverified code ...

The fact that any User can write html via a WordPress/GoDaddy/et/al App, without having any knowledge of object oriented programming etc. is leading to a majority of business web sites - which in the main - do not work. Or in other cases are working fine, BUT in ways that the creator never intended and FFS - the "owner" is totally unaware of any unwanted activity, because they are a CEO's of small business/charity/notforprofit/educational/health organisation etc., and have many other pressing CEO type issues to deal with day to day.

Which means that - we are going to be subjected to more and more of this zzz.zombieware.html as time goes by.

A computer driving licence was touted once in the UK - in the days of yore, but I've heard nothing more about it.

I mean, what is the difference between a "radio button" and a "tick box" when you are throwing together a Googledocs "form" in your tea break ? Which is of course vitally important to business knowledge and is going to be circulated amongst your actual Subscribers. You are asking them to complete said webform by clicking on the link in the eMail message .................... sent from a person who doesn't know how to "correctly" use the "form fields" provided in the eMail client and so compounds their meagre attempt at clusterfucking - and sends VIP message - from their private mobile phone eMail App.

I could go on - but what is the point ?

This point is that this issue is not going to go away or get any better is it ? When anyone and everyone can circulate really crap code at the drop of a hat, we'll carry on getting everything that we really really really deserve.

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Russia's orbital insanity is almost beyond redemption – but there's space for improvement

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Russia bashing

Ahem, it's not too long ago that NASA proudly announced it's abillity to toss old equipment ( 1 piece = 9 tonnes apparently) into space using a robotic arm.

Well score none for the fucking robots............

I wonder if Artificial Intelligence is at work !

OK, I'll get my space suit..........

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UK Telecommunications Act – aka 'power to strip out Huawei' – makes it to the statute book

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If you trust the USA, UK, Australia, Isreal etc..

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Re: Meanwhile, at Cisco's lobbyists...

And Nokia is a trade name that anyone can buy, if they got the right contacts of course..

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Oh yeah,

We have all been reliant since day one of the digital evolution - on crappy code from the likes of Micorsoft, Adobe, Apple, Cisco, FaceBook, You Tube, ..........et al, and not forgetting a couple of Computer Security software applications I won't name ............. the list is close to inexhaustible and shows no sign of stopping.......

But the Growvermins of UK and USofA think fit to name and shame and ban the only technology company to have got 5G hardware sorted, (whilst we get our own world beating hardwhere manu f.. a.)

Oh fuck it........ you know what I am saying

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Future of the three NHS bodies managing health tech in doubt after £2.1bn cash injection

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Re: Another one

Which has always been troubled by recalcitrant staff who refuse to use the digtal system, or worse still, decide to fuck it up by entering spuriouis data, or supplying the real data too late, etc..........

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Re: Has yet to produce a business plan

Take to go vermins twats out of the equation ?

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I wish these idiots would stop their IT spend wanking...........

That amount of money could have been spent on more doctors in the GP surgeries and Health Centres, so that when you need a prescription for antibiotics say, you don't need to embark on a 20 mile drive to your nearest A&E because you cannot get an appointment sooner than two weeks time at your local health centre.

That amount of money could be spent chaparoning all those really ill people who turn up at the health centre at 7:30am so they can hope to get an appointment to see a doctor for their health that er, needs them to see a doctor........................, so they can be allowed to sit down inside the atrium instead of being forced to stand outside in February's rain - whilst they await the receptionist telling them, "computer says no" there arent' any appointments left for today.

The problem is twats wasting public money of funky IT projects that fill the pockets of their mates without ever delivering anything besides bad news.

IT, it isn't IT, it's financial corruption, none of these fucking projects will ever be delivered for the public good, it wouldn't make fiscal sense to do so...........

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The inside story of ransomware repeatedly masquerading as a popular JS library for Roblox gamers

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Re: Sympathy?

The targets are under 13 years of age.

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