* Posts by therealvicz

13 posts • joined 14 May 2007

UK taxman outlines its CHIEF concerns for customs IT systems


Re: Erm...well there's your first risk.....IBM

Has IBM ever delivered anything for Government on time ever?

TSB's middleware nightmare: Execs grilled on Total Sh*tshow at Bank



It’ll be a few thousand lines of spaghetti JavaScript and half a dozen obscure packages with stupid names that no-one remembers I expect.

Égalité, Fraternité - Oui, peut-etre. Liberté? NON, French speedcam Facebookers told


Not afraid of the European Arrest Warrant then?

File-NUKING Cryptolocker PC malware MENACES 'TENS of MILLIONS' in UK


You can watch the ransom money going home here http://fiatleak.com

Oracle and the Attack of the Killer Stack


Plus ca change

We used to have these proprietary converged multi-capbility stacks when I started in IT. We called them mainframes.....

OpenDNS rolls out Conficker tracking, blocking

Black Helicopters

@ Dear oh dear

nice try Kent!

CPW builds wall between customers and Phorm


Complain to the BBC

If you think the PR story on the BBC News website contains factual inaccuracies (and you may spot one or two!) you can complain about it here http://news.bbc.co.uk/newswatch/ukfs/hi/newsid_3950000/newsid_3955200/3955259.stm

Phorm launches data pimping fight back

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@ TalkTalk may have a solution

i. e. they have cracked first! It seems the ISPs are realising that they are responsible for the illegal wiretap, and Phorm's hands are clean (if slimy). Still, some credit to TT even if their motives aren't entirely altruistic.

The Phorm files

Dead Vulture

Question: What did Privacy International endorse?

A search for Phorm or Webwise on the Privacy International website shows 0 hits so what exactly are they supposed to have endorsed?

While the use made of the information for advertising may (or may not) be as Phorm describes, what prevents them from doing anything else with it? What ongoing oversight is there? (none?).

Apple MacBook Air

Paris Hilton

Battery is £129 replacement by authorised dealer ..

.. not too bad - how many batteries do you lot go thru fer fecks sake!

It is expensive, impractical but boooootiful.

CSA IT 'a turkey from day one'


not complicated at all...

Mothers who can't/wont name the father. Fathers who don't know/don't care who their children are. Fathers who could pay but won't because they know there is little chance of any sanctions being used against them, especially if they play the 'suicidal' card. Fathers who genuinely lack the means to pay but who are still bogged down in the process. Mothers who are determined to cause as much mischief as possible to 'get even'. People who lie. People with disfunctional lives. People who know how to play the system. Foreign residents. Immigrants legal and illegal. The bad, the mad and the feckless. Organised crime. Child trafficking. Fraud. Collusion. Ah yes, not complicated at all...

Scientology tries to discredit BBC documentary


Faith v Brainwashing

Of course scientology and the Xenu story are absurd, but all scriptures are absurd (although it seems that only scientology makes you buy their 'bible' one book at a time). And all religions rely on brainwashing to prevent their followers questioning their absurdity, only in traditional doctrines we call this 'faith'.


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