* Posts by David 164

552 posts • joined 28 Aug 2009

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University ordered to stop running women-only job ads

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Rightly so, discrimination of any sort is evil.

Rip and replace is such a long Huawei to go, UK telcos plead, citing 'blackouts' and 'billion pound' costs: Are Vodafone and BT playing 'Project Fear'?

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An you don't think the Chinese cyber warfare division aren't going to figure out a way turn off the same equipment from different non chinese own manufacturers? If the Chinese want this capability they are going to get it, whether it Huawei gear or not.

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How do you know it non compromise Spyware kits, are you going to rip each peace of kit apart and do a detail analysis of every single bit of kit use to make sure the Russians or the Chinese didn't slip something in during the manufacturing process?

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All sides in this debate is playing project fear card.

Fact is, if the chinese want to spy on us they are going to spy on us, Britain not having a huawei of our own going around installing gear on mobile networks around the world didn't stop GCHQ from hacking country wide mobile phone systems , it isn't going to stop the chinese. This is why GCHQ just don't about what equipment they use, they know if they can hack anything, the chinese can.

Brit police's use of facial-recognition tech is lawful, no need to question us, cops' lawyer tells Court of Appeal

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Re: So now

That just a argument that we should never make any improvements ever. We live for thousands of years without shoes, why do we shoes. Because they prevent us from constantly getting cuts on our feets, make us healthier probably improve ours lives just that bit more.

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Re: Keep a straight face.

Only if it links to a database that contain everyone faces and names. That a possibility but that isn't what the current AFR is doing or is capable of doing by a long shot.

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Re: Keep a straight face.

Except human operators can the WHO as well, and WHAT. An if you have a super recogniser watching those cameras then they are even better at this than computers. The comparison is perfectly valid.

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Re: This is legislation which affects everyone, immediately and continuously

You would lose any such vote. No under the stupid rules you put in place but under rules that would be written by the electoral commission and where someone who isn't making a vote is presume to vote no, I might not turn up to vote but I have no problem with the technology.

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Re: Keep a straight face.

I presume he meant cctv that is monitor live by human operators, who can then manually track the user across the area of cameras they have access to. In this way it no less intrusive than a live human operated camera feeds that are run by super markets and many other venues. Or indeed many of London own cctv cameras are now monitor live by human operators.

Ransomware scumbags leak Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX documents after contractor refuses to pay

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In this case, all the good stuff they probably tried selling it to third parties first, who probably turned and said they already had it all!

HMRC claims victory in another IR35 dispute to sting Nationwide contractor for nearly £75k in back taxes

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Re: Rigged definition of an employee

Would it be HMRC decision. I. Would have thought that be down to the courts.

One-time Brexit Secretary David Davis demands Mike Lynch's extradition to US be halted

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Re: ECHR

You do realise the European courts of Human rights have precisely zero to do with the EU? That why Russia and many other non EU countries are a part of that system and take notice of its rulings. Even Putin Russia.

Tesla has a smashing weekend: Model 3 on Autopilot whacks cop cars, Elon's Cybertruck demolishes part of LA

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Still waiting on Mclaren to release ultrasonic force field that was suppose to stop rain from hitting the car screen.

US Embassy in London files extradition request for ex-Autonomy boss over HPE fraud charges

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Re: Will BoJo stand up for Britain?

ie sell as much of the UK that hasn't already been sold to the Americans as he can. That clear the real reason many conservatives are backing Brexit.

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Is this the US simply trying to snatch him before the UK trial ends, thus they can maximize the pressure on him to accept a plea deal when in a US prison cell?

If he wins the UK trial. That will be a big stick to bash a US jury over the head with in any trial. An Lynch doesn't sound like a guy who will go down without fighting.

Also could Lynch team call Justice Hildyard to the stand in the US as part of his defence, I could imagine a Justice Hildyard would be better receive than some of the FBI witnesses.

Europol wipes out 30,000+ piracy sites, three suspects cuffed to walk the legal plank

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I agree with them targeting counterfeit goods, especially pharmaceuticals, some of those are lethals. So well done on that front.

Pirates sites, just wasting your time guys. An the one I use is still up!

Hundreds charged in internet's biggest child-abuse swap-shop site bust: IP addy leak led cops to sys-op's home

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Is Uncle Sam going to be telling itself off for inventing Tor in the first place?

Match.com? More like Match dot-con, claims watchdog: Cyber-lonely-hearts 'lured into forking out to view bot spam'

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Re: Why bother with a dating site?

An you may even get a promotion to be PM as well.

IR35 blame game: Barclays to halt off-payroll contractors, goes directly to PAYE

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Re: Pay your taxes

Salary sacrifice schemes have been heavily cracked on in the last few years as well.

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Re: Interesting

The difference is plumbers and electricians are employed for small periods of time to carry out a job, often in a specified period of time, most of the time there isn't even a contract involve especially if they are working for the general public.

Many IT contractors are essentially employees who have spend years at a company. The company keep as a contractor to save money. That why people in the IT industry are scared and why electricians and plumbers aren't.

For A IT contractor that works like a electrician or plumber does, they should have no issue at all, they go into a job, do the job and the leave and the contract is terminated. These are relatively rare because most IT people need time acclimatise to the set up at a company before they become useful. An even simply projects can have long gestation period, much longer than your average plumbing or electrician job.

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Re: Interesting

Most of the time, painters and electricians they come in do the job and go and are never seen again. This is targeted at people who spend years at a company as a contractor working under a contract that state for example that person as to be in at 9am an depart 5pm and 1hr break.

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Re: IR35 idiocy

Yep, the one where the only thing that has been agreed is nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. Which is why it design so they can roll over all existing laws for eternity because that how long they know negotiations will take. Well at least ten years, which is a eternity in politics.

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Re: Obviously they will increase the rates by the customary amount to compensate

They aren't looking to save money, they are trying to avoid another scandal or hint of scandal. That to them or any other bank I suspect is worth whatever it costs.

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Re: "engage on a PAYE basis"

Then you will probably have to move away from working with the likes Barclays and work for smaller companies who want to deal with this bullshit. I suspect by the end of next year they will be few an far between.

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Re: "engage on a PAYE basis"

It just another job you have that have nothing to do with Barclays. Any income you derive from that job you will have to deal with yourself. Barclays won't be paying that company or have any interaction with that company. They will soley be dealing with you directly as a individual.

GitHub builds wall round private repos, makes devs in US-sanctioned countries pay for it

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Re: Can anyone enlighten me

It not the fact that Cuba a threat, it clearly isn't. It the fact that Cuba embarrassed the US numerous times during the 60s and 70s, the Bay of Pigs. Certain elements of the US government are still sulking about it and they are in power at the moment.

British ISPs throw in the towel, give up sending out toothless copyright infringement warnings

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Some of Netflix shows do get release on DVD/Blu Ray.

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I have been waiting for mine for years, I even had a picture frame ready for it!

You ain't getting around UK data laws on a technicality, top judge tells Google

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Last time I check technicalities are allowed. It likely this judge is just venting knowing he will have to let google off the hook because of the very technicalities they have pointed.

Yes, I've been swotting up on court evidence in advance, says Autonomy founder Mike Lynch

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Re: Sounds fine to me

The problem is that Lynch actually spent the time reading the notes. The HPE lawyers clearly skip the part about getting to know your enemy before entering into battle with them.

She's just a Cosmic Girl but UK.gov is dangling £20m to have Beardy Branson's 747 launch satellites from Cornwall

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Re: @Gordon 10

That nothing,

Wisconsin is giving Foxconn 1 million dollars per job.

https://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2017/aug/11/melissa-sargent/wisconsin-offering-pay-taiwan-tech-firm-foxconn-1-/

Yes, I may have advised 'some' investors to flog their Autonomy shares, analyst tells High Court

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That been the case for centuries, the UK still have debts from 17th century that still haven't been fully paid back, believe it or not.

Sinister secret backdoor found in networking gear perfect for government espionage: The Chinese are – oh no, wait, it's Cisco again

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Didn't GCHQ essentially told parliament that they don't trust any networking gear from anybody or that any network could be deemed secure? An everything should be encrypted before it sent across any network?

My HPE-funded lawyer wrote my witness statement, reseller boss tells High Court

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In legal terms this read like busted!

Here's what Lynch, Hussain and HPE are saying about Autonomy pre-buyout due diligence

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I think turning over every stone is a optional extra an a service that you have to specifically ask for. At least that seem to be the case from the all the news about how these accounting and auditing firms keep mucking up. Even on what you think are simple firm say a coffee shop.

HMRC accused of not understanding its own IR35 tax reforms ahead of private sector rollout

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or perhaps they are appealing to get some of the utter nonsense Lorraine Kelly accountants came up with, struck down as nonsense by a judge. In these cases you are bound to lose some but winning one is likely to shut down the loophole for thousands of other people who were planning on using it.

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No not really, the contractor would take those costs into account and add it to the amount that the client pays.The client is then still paying their fair cost of taxes.

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Everyone I know who left the public sector contracting left because their accountant said they would face increase taxation, not about the complexities of the rules.

Once they are in use in the private sector people will have nowhere to hide and everyone will learn the rules. I expect further crackdowns anyway and further rules or laws banning nonsense like the Lorraine Kelly ruling.

Simply don't try and dodge taxes, it not worth it in the long run, especially now HMRC enforcing rules retrospectively when it clear even to non accountants schemes are dodgy. I mean if someone lending you money and you not require to pay it back, it obvious something dodgy going on there mate!

Autonomy's financial reports? I didn't even read KPMG's due-diligence, says ex-HP CEO Léo Apotheker

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Re: It seems to me that...

An the system, he can blame the system, it wasn't my fault gov it was the system fault and the underlings not turning any of the lights amber or red.

Judge puts the $5bn question to HPE: Who else apart from Lynch and Hussain were in on this alleged fraud?

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Re: Eh?

Already happening. More complicated is if he wins in the UK what is the chance of him being extradited to the US?

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Re: wow

I doubt lynch would settle.

If you can't nail Mike Lynch with fraud claim, judge asks HPE, can he score a win over you?

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Re: So...

I wonder does HP and shareholders deal still stand if HP lose the case and Lynch wins his. An what would happen in extradition case given he has been found not guilty in the UK

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How many legal entities are there, I honestly lost count.

Anyway if Lynch lawyers are falling asleep they can't see HPE argument as very interesting, neither do I.

US watchdog just gave up trying to get Google to explain YouTube's huge financial figures

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Re: Youtube as a loss leader

I'm sure the person in charge of Youtube does.

But the rule state that Alphabet only have to show the numbers that Alphabet chairman sees and I doubt Page bother with reading details account information about how Youtube is performing, he just doesn't seem like that kind of bloke from everything i have read about him.

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Page probably doesn't care about how much Youtube is contributing to Google. All he cares about is that the whole shabang is making enough money to fund side projects like Waymo and probably a whole host of others we never hear about.

HPE wants British ex-CFO to testify in UK Autonomy lawsuit before Uncle Sam sentences him

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Re: Who made money from the deal?

None of the amount of money being thrown around make a lick of sense 11 bn, over value by 8 billion, yet to date the only 20 million in dodgy deals have been found by HP.

HPE lawyers claim Autonomy chief Lynch knew all about 'revenue-pumping' carousel

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How does 20 million justify the billions HP wipe of the value of the firm?

Geiger counters are so last summer. Lasers can detect radioactive material too, y'know

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Can it detect the radiation inside a lead box? I mean if I was a nuclear terrorist planning on smuggling a nuclear bomb into the US I personally wouldn't skimp a lead casing for the device. But hey that just me.

Baddies linked to Iran fingered for DNS hijacking to read Middle Eastern regimes' emails

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Bet the activities also align with about another dozen countries interests, all of which have capabilities to easily make it look like Iran is doing it.

FCC tosses aside rules, treats Google to a happy ending following request for handy tech

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You do realise the author of this article would be sacked by theregister if they wrote a positive article about Google. Basically all Google has really done is get FCC permission for devices that are already legal in Europe, I'm guessing devices are already legal in many other jurisdictions as well.

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