* Posts by CaNsA

30 publicly visible posts • joined 20 Oct 2009

When it comes to working from home, Register readers are bucking national trends


Flip flops

As someone who is not "office friendly", working from home 5 days a week has actually helped me to progress and be promoted within my field.

Prior to the forced adoption of remote working, I've either quit or been fired from every office based job I've had due to the in-house bullshit.

Lounge pants and flip-flops, can't beat it.

AI threatens to automate away the clergy

Big Brother


There's not a TXH1138 reference yet.


UK voter data within reach of miscreants who hacked Electoral Commission


Re: How was this made possible?

My device only only accepts comms from a set of pre-defined sources.

There are several levels of security in operation between my chair and the destination.

Not everyone is an idiot, some people actually understand why certain protocols are enforced.


Re: How was this made possible?

I have private/sensitive data, which requires a high level of security clearance to view, in my house.

It's securely stored on a company device which is encrypted.

What's your point?

Parts of UK booted offline as Virgin Media suffers massive broadband outage


The final nail....

Yup, gone again.

After over 15yrs of being a happy VM customer, the past 6 months have been awful.

Midweek, working hours so called planned maintenance x2

Terrible customer service when reporting issues.

Constant "higher than normal" IVR message but refusing to hire more staff.

When YouFibre finish installing round here, I'm jumping ship.

Linksys routers vulnerable through CGI scripts


Prime example...

...of why it's a good thing to be able to use a firmware of your own choosing.

Star Trek to go boldly back onto telly, then beam down in streams



Never have I seen el Reg get an article so wrong.

Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches


Re: KB3068708 very slow to complete uninstall

Right click, hide update.

Hordes spaff cash on Chip titchyputer to rival Pi (maybe)


Life moves pretty fast....

Will this not be considered old hat by the time people get their paws on it?

Virgin Media struck dumb by NATIONWIDE packet loss balls-up



ISP had a problem. People bitched. Isp fixed the problem.

Virgin Media hit by MORE YouTube buffering glitches


Everyone is complaining about VirginMedia...

...and I'm just sat here watching videos.

On VM cable here (Liverpool), not had a problem with youtube.

'Please, steal my phone' TV ads by T-Mobile US slammed by legal eagles


Armed bodyguards with every contract?

"It's time for telecommunications giants such as T-Mobile to step up and make meaningful progress towards implementing safeguards that protect consumers against these violent thefts,"

It's not like an individuals welfare is thier own responsibility.....

Google goes dark for 2 minutes, kills 40% of world's net traffic


I'm not saying it was hackers but...

Zero Cool.

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


Re: CaNsA

Just answering your question "but on who's definition of illegal?"


Re: Babbit55

The laws that are enforced in whatever country you are in.

On a side note, if they make it an "Opt-out" system they might aswell just call it "The Potential Peado List" considering they are trying to protect the kids.

Yahoo! Japan says 22 MEELLION User IDs may have been nabbed



Researcher hacks aircraft controls with Android smartphone


kinda fittng...




No bacon.... no bacon sammiches

What will women do in the kitchen now?

Sky boffins: The Moon is not Earth's only natural satellite


Re: I don't get it...

Something to do with the pull from the sun, the earth and the moon creating the slingshot effect.

It's only a matter of time before the mini-moon has enough speed to break free..... just like Freddie Mercury.

NHS strikes new deal with CSC for electronic patient records


I wonder if a standard USB mouse will still cost the NHS approx. £35....

Yes, that's the approx. total cost for a replacement mouse in the NHS......

Windows Server 8 beta ready for download


@M. B. Re: Already...

No start button on Win 8 Server?

I'm grabbing it now and will find out shortly I guess....

Virgin Media to push out nimble new broadband speeds


Awww bless ya cotton socks.

From >> http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Announcements/We-re-doubling-our-customers-broadband-speeds/td-p/958421

"Why do I have to wait for my Speed Boost?

Over the next 18 months we're going to be upgrading over four million customers. Doubling everyone’s speed is a pretty big job so it can’t happen overnight. Our engineers will be working as fast as they can to upgrade 38,000 street cabinets and 186,000km of cable (enough to go around the equator four times).

As soon as the network is ready and tested in a region, we'll upgrade everyone in that area as quickly as possible."

Siri gets Android rival as Cluzee goes live


Actually its a 9mb download. It is 19mb when unpacked.....

Anyways, its a pants app. Force closes on my SGS2 whenever i try to do anything with it.

Moon goodness: Far side of Luna in full colour



Enter random reference to Transformers here</obvious>

Google opens Android music store in iTunes' face



I'm in the UK and have been using the google music service for the past 3 months.......

HSBC UK systems major outage


hsbc had it sorted....

pretty quickly imo.

el reg, however, were slow on the uptake.

report it over an hour after everyone else and 30mins before hsbc had it fixed.....

chop chop lads!

RIM faces legal action following service outages


"Oh Noes!!!! I needs my bbm!"

TBH i'm not surprised.

Bloody blame culture that we live in.

I reckon that RIM done a blinding job of getting an International Outage resolved, and not using "Hot-Fixes", within 4days.

Shit dude, some-one give them a medal.

Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman


Shoulda Woulda Coulda

Just updated the w995........

Cracking phone, cracking features (8mp cam, 8gb card inc, wifi,) excellent sound quality.

Prolly the best phone i have ever owned.

500 jobs threatened as Virgin Media shutters Liverpool call centre


I know how they feel......

I used to work for VM 5 or 6 years ago. I was based at the Atlantic Pavilion.

Made some good mates there, some I am still working with today in my new job with a different company which is based on the 3rd floor of Atlantic Pavilion

This seems like a rushed announcement from VM in light of the new "agency workers" laws that are coming into effect this weekend.

Many of the employees at VM, as stated, are employed by external agencies and have been very unhappy with the lack of pay rises. In fact the pay is the same as 5 years ago. Starting wage for 1st Broadband Tech was £15k IIRC. Now its £12k.

VM / Adecco / IBM & Manpower are currently at logger heads with a union regarding pay, working hours, working environment etc etc.

Wouldnt surprise me if VM were going to close the site in a couple of months anyways.

Hell, they screwed me and my mates over when they "tested" off shore call centres.

@ all my mates who are feeling screwed right now:-

I just wont be the same, flicking ciggies into a bin without you there to witness the skill.

Good luck peeps.

UK cops to be kitted out with smartphones

Thumb Up

This is old....

The fuzz in Liverpool already have Blackberry's. Even the PCSO's have them......

Its good if you know a PCSO and you are trying to track down an ex who has skipped on council tax payments :D