* Posts by FraK

17 posts • joined 24 Aug 2009

Elon Musk gets thumbs up from jury for use of 'pedo guy' in cave diver defamation lawsuit


Re: I think pedo Musk may come to regret this

Fuck off back to reddit

Loyalty card? Really? Why data-slurping store cards need a reboot


A report from . . .

. . . mobile engagement firm "Urban Airship".

Does Nathan Barley work there?

Smart toys spring dumb vulns. Again. This time: Cuddly bears, watches


Isn't this just . . .

. . . DevOps in toy form?

'Shut down the parts of internet used by Islamic State masterminds'



I have a suspicion that the politicians *did* have a chat with people who know more than they do. It's just that "have I got this right?" didn't mean "will this help us stop ISIS/ISIL/Daesh?" but more like "can we grab everyone's data now and then trawl through it later to find people we don't like doing things that can get them jailed?".

The Pirate Bay SUNK: It vanishes after Swedish data center raid

Paris Hilton


Completely off topic, but you get a thumbs up for quoting Emma.

Virgin Media struck dumb by NATIONWIDE packet loss balls-up


Next time that happens . . .

. . . try firing up your media device of choice at full volume in retaliation.

I heartily recommend the gentle sound of "Napalm Death - Scum" or perhaps "Discharge - Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing" to get the party started.

MPs urge UK.gov to use 1950s obscenity law to stifle online stiffies


Re: So...

Wow, lots of anger right here.

I would say something about it taking a village to raise a child, but that might encourage someone to make a missing idiot joke.

BT caught in data gaffe drama: Whistleblower squeals over alleged email fail


Re: HTTPS compulsory?

Someone better tell El Reg then.

Ubuntu unleashes dual boot tool for Android mobes'n'slabs

Thumb Up

Re: On a tablet, certainly.

Same here, I got mine on eBay though. I think I've booted into WebOS once since I got it.

Google burns promise of 'no big banner ads'. Don't Be Evil next?


Re: say El-Reg

Eh? Are there adverts on thereg?

Boffin's claim: I have found how to get girls into tech


Re: I do treat them as equals

How do you think the army recruits their grunts?

All major UK ISPs prepping network-level porn 'n' violence filters


Re: the real question is

The Daily Mail website is that way ------>

LinkedIn snarfing contacts from Exchange


Re: Why

I've no idea why anyone would downvote this.

It *is* a user problem. IT Security and HR should be involved in any data leakage investigation.

Take that, freetards: First music sales uptick in over a decade



"There's more consumption than ever"

You don't fucking CONSUME music, man, you listen to it.

The world wants cloud coders. Where are the cloud coders?


. . . but . . . but . . . but

amanfromMars 1 is one of *the* sharpest minds/AIs posting here.

I often find myself baffled and delighted in equal measure by the incisive and poetic way she/he/IT contributes to discussions.

More power to your . . . appendage!

NASA pegs Noughties as hottest decade on record


Yeah that's right.

Of course, where you are right now is the only place on earth which could possibly be affected by changes to the climate.

Mine's the one with the map showing %YOUR_COUNTRY% as the centre of everything.

London hospital recovers from Conficker outbreak



It would depend on what you mean by "needed for patient care", if you are talking about the machines that run things like: the intensive care equipment or operating theatre equipment then, no, they are not connected to the internet or the rest of the hospital network (at least, not where I work).

If, however, you mean things like patient records, lab results, radiology results, etc, etc, (all of which are "necessary" for patient care. Come to think of it, it *could* be argued that pretty much every machine on our network is needed for patient care, otherwise what is it doing there?) then I think you'll find that they will be connected to the rest of the hospital network and the internet at large, although not directly obviously.

With regard to email, we do find it quite important that people can get at their email from any machine with the caveat that it is their hospital email account they are accessing. We don't allow any access to webmail (Hotmail, et al) or allow IMAP/POP3 access to personal email accounts if that is what you were referring to.

Where I am, standard users do not have access to USB ports or the ability to install their own software but I can't speak for any other part of the NHS. Christ! Some of our users I wouldn't trust with a pencil and paper never mind a PC, but they aren't employed for their IT skills are they?


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