* Posts by irish donkey

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Txt tax would wipe out half UK deficit, claims union baron

irish donkey
Grenade

VodaPhone

Vodaphone won't even pay the tax bill they have now. So how do our tax master plan to get Vodaphone and their like to pay more.

Shame on Vodaphone, BHS and all those other Tax avoiding scum.

Donkey Kong Country Returns

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Happy

That's Christmas sorted then

memories of the old SNES days flooding back. We have a couple of chimps ourselves now and look forward to showing how we used to kick it in the old days.

Police appeal for missing Taser

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Coat

Wouldn't worry

No policemen will be sacked for this.

I'm sure he will get a stern talking too (wink wink) and little else.

As for the FIREARM which is what it is. Try the PUB that were the stuff usually ends up.

British troops in A'stan find festive minutes in Santa's sack

irish donkey
Grenade

free???

If War was free what would be the point in having one.

Financial vice tightens on Wikileaks, hacktivistas retaliate

irish donkey
Black Helicopters

Be careful of fake Wikileaks sites and supposed torrents of diplomatic cables

Cybercriminals?

I would imagine a few governments are seeding malware loaded deliverables just to see who is reading what they shouldn't be reading.

If Paypal has frozen Julian's account does that mean that he won't get the money I sent him and judging by the fact that I haven't seen any refund neither will I.

Eh the fight on terrorism always seems to make money for the MAN. Funny that...

no point in being anon as they have my Paypal details. So will Paypal protect my privacy?

Oh black helicoptor......................Guess not

Gamers demand CoD: Black Ops money back

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Performance on a PC is appalling as well

The whole game is a pretty crap really.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

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Grenade

How many hours to complete the single player

It had better be a lot to justify a £55 price tag!

I know I know these games are sold for their online play bollocks. Well I don't play online I want a strong story single player game.

Hacker unshackles Kinect from Xbox

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Go

Can we have the PS3 argument again?

You aren't allowed to jailbreak stuff because it kills babies.

BT shields gentle customers from Min of Sound pirate raids

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FAIL

BT enforced their own data policy...

That data policy is there to protect their customers. Which is a legal requirement in this Country. They just never bothered enforcing it before.

I don't really see how that can be construed as a benevolent BT protecting their gentle customers. They never bothered before... but I guess now its in the news with fines from the ICO to follow they have decided to obey their own rules rather than just pay them lip service

I take it you work for BT PR perhaps?

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adequately protected?

The only adequately protected people here, appears to be the Rights Holders.

If the ACS:LAW proved anything it was that as consumers we have no protection from over-zealous, ambulance chasing solicitors.

I think the title here was a bit misleading here. BT hasn't shielded anyone customers or not. To use their words… 'Our door remains open to Ministry of Sound and any other rights holder who wants to enforce their rights'

Where is the shield in that? Somebody sack the headline writer. I guess so close to home time somebody didn't read the article the whole way through.

First data fines on the way, says ICO

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FAIL

Fine?

I'm sorry let me take you to a free lunch in 'The Ivy' then I can give you all the reassurances you need to prove that this will never happen again.

Sorry I've been a very naughty boy.

What is a cheaper? A £500.000 fine or enforcing proper Data protection.

Answers on a postcard?

Top Ten Retro PC Games

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No TombRaider

That nearly cost me my degree.

But not very retro seeing as they are still releasing games.

I would have to say Quake stands way above Unreal.

Google slips $3.1bn through 'Double Irish' tax loophole

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Megaphone

Makes you feel better about downloading

Well if they steal from my economy they I am going to do the same to you.

Now if we could find a similar setup with the Movie/Music/IP producers (It has to be there) then that would re-open the whole debate about who is actually stealing from who...

We want to know...

Crown Paint probed by ICO for 'possible' online data breach

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Megaphone

Clearly a 4Chan Anonymous hack

opps...... of course it wasn't a hack it was just a £uckwit in charge.

I sort of expected better from Crown.

Wonder if this will be on the news? expect not!

European Parliament: If you don't pay, you will pay

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Go

Well if the cost is your next contract

then that maybe too much.

Court is all well and good but it does have a habit of souring a Business relationship.

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Stop

Sovereignty ????

If Sovereignty is the ability to implement laws without any consideration of your electorate's wishes or needs.... then yes I would happily kiss it goodbye.

Seemingly Europe or The EU has done more to defend the UK Electorate (and as this example shows our Businesses) than our own Government have.

irish donkey
Happy

Roll out the Euro Sceptics

I love reading their comments like.... 'Leave the British Banger alone'

Yet another good law from Europe. IMHO

but I do love the Federal SuperState taking away our sovereignty comments.

IBM kills off Irish server works

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Unhappy

Does this mean that IBM will

cut its prices (helping small businesses) and increasing their productivity. Or at least try and cut the turn around time on their support tickets.

nah didn't think so...

I guess with the Irish credit crunch all the government subsidies are being cut so time to take all our highly skilled jobs somewhere cheaper...

shame!

Osborne details painful cuts for UK

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A subscription to Private Eye

Only costs £28.00 per year. Value in anybodies pocket!

Ensure all TAX inspectors receive a free copy and that will tell you who has avoided billions in Tax. And I sure after all that they would be plenty of change left over from £900m.

I wonder who they are going to hire to investigate these Tax avoidance schemes. Oh yes that right the same tax experts and crooks that are using them. So how will that work. Use our TAX Service and we will ensure you NEVER get investigated!

Good old Tories……

Medal of Honour

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Medal of Honour was the best game ever but

The cynic in me says the Taliban was just a 'flare' to raise some interest in this 'flagging' franchise..

See what I done there.

No word on what Anti-Copy Protection EA has put in place or how many times you will have to re-install your OS to get it to run!

Don't think I'll bother

UK promises 'transformative' cyber security programme

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Black Helicopters

4 CHAN

Maybe the latest action by 4chan and Annoymous may have some influence on this...

ID fraud costs UK £2.7bn a year

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FAIL

What we need is a central database

That only very few users will have access to but everybody can search...

I think we might have something here...

Manchester cops hit Twitter - spoof feeds fall down stairs

irish donkey
Unhappy

Been watching this all morning

Still no mention of them finding my laptop.

Its been three years now. You would tink they would at least have a lead?

Bonfire of the quangos begins

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Flame

So getting rid of jobs for the boys

in favour of jobs for jobs for the privately funded boys.

I wonder how many businesses with links to the Gubermint are lining up in the wings ready to take centre stage and rescue us from....

answers on a postcard seeing as the website has fallen over

British bank cuts 4,500 IT jobs

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Unhappy

We wouldn't stand a chance

These low skill operators out there all have at least one degree and about 10 MS, IBM and SAP qualifications to boot.

I worked with a lady from India that spend 6 months in this country away from her young family just to learn our systems. That is a level of commitment which I have never seen in the UK. Lucky for us she was a exception. I don't think the indians would listen to the 'I have to leave early to pick up the kids' story too often.

Thank god for us most of the stories are bad or else we would all be flipping burgers in McD's

National Schools Film Week punts unsafe URL

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Happy

Alvin and Chipmunks

My daughter is off to see Alvin and Chipmunks with her friends. She is sooo excited.

I told her to pay attention to the Ian (David Cross) he works as a record producer and give a very true to life account of how Record Companies/Producers screw money out of their artists.

That's what the movie/music business is really like and why it is acceptable to steal their stuff because when you steal something that has already been stolen it's not really stealing.

Bit of a RIAA own goal. The whole point in this exercise is to teach kids that the movie business is a caring sharing industry that you shouldn't steal from but as I said before it's not really stealing.

'Big Four' lose filesharing case against Irish ISP

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<Sarc> Hardly likely

More likely is Bonio will set up a not-for-profit pressure group which will market itself as a charity and take charity contributions before spending all the money on Jets, expensive presents and avoiding taxes.

While bringing pressure on ???? who was he supposed to bring pressure on. Ah that's right people that avoid tax... like HIM.

BONO I'm disgusted by you. ex-U2 fan

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'3 strikes and your out'

Unpopular comment coming up.......

I like the 3 strikes. If I had a choice between receiving a blackmail letter from ACS:LAW and their like or getting a warning letter to stop what I am doing, I would much rather the warning letter.

There would have to be safeguards around the process like how long your warning lasts before you get a second warning. 3 warnings over a year would be perfectly acceptable. How long the warnings are recorded would be a consideration as well.

Faced with that or the ambulance chasing solicitors. I know who I would much rather face off to.

If the 3 strikes law is thrown out that just leaves the ACS: Laws to fill the vacuum left by lack of the policy. And that is one bunch of clowns I would much rather avoid.

I don't have the moral high ground as I have been known to 'dip my wick' occasionally but the time should fit the crime and €5000's fines are not that. Especially when the bulk of the money goes to the blood sucking leeches ACS.

Cambridge chap's todger topiary gets the chop

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FAIL

Its hardy a headliner

If the proportions are correct I wouldn't be waving it about too much.

Distressed cock whipped out of wheelie bin

irish donkey
Happy

disgusted that someone has placed a living animal inside a wheelie bin

We regulary used put geeky kids in the wheelie bins.................

oh OK it was me that was put in the wheelie bin. Everybody just laughed even my best friend!

How times have changed now somebody is disgusted by it.

Spanish entertainment industry feels wrath of Anonymous

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Happy

I doubt if they will be able to...

replicate the epic fail of ACS: LAW.

But when you shake the tree who knows what's gonna to come loose.

But the question is when is it gonna end. Keep this up and somebody will draft emergency legislation to counteract the terrorist threat on the hintertubes.

Betfair names its price

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Stop

Betfair isn't that a oxymoron

1.6 bn to 1.48bn. That is a lot of value that they are putting on exploiting peoples addiction.

Hope they lose all their money.

Spanish netizens pursue urinating traffic cop

irish donkey
WTF?

Ha! that's nothing.

We have video footage of the police causing the death of a innocent bystander in the street with no charges pressed.

Spain... such pussies!

Spuds for laptop fraudsters strike in Huntingdon

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Happy

Outstanding ....................

Try and buy a stolen laptop. Deserve everything you get!

HA-HA

Hiberno-mooner stalks Google Street View

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Happy

That's Gaelic for

Welcome to Ireland

or is it 'Póg mo thóin!'

LOLz

Three-version Avatar disc sets out 15 November

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Avatar without the 3d

why bother?

Once you have spotted all the scenes lifted from other films then what other enjoyment is there?

Don't really remember a story as such

UK head of online child protection resigns

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Megaphone

I agree it is the parents responsibility

But considering the amount of children beaten to death in the UK and other countries every year by their parents then we need to have safe guards for those children that cannot rely on their parents because their parents are Fuckwits unable to read never mind teach their children to use a computer properly.

My kids can use a computer just as cynically as any adult but I do worry about some of their friends that regularly meet Johnny Depp on-line. They have the pictures to prove it.

Jaguar celebrates 75th year with e-supercar concept

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Megaphone

I noticed that

Maybe they work for BMW.

You know that employee that really knows how to make their employee's feel valued. So valued they walked up and down the production line key'ing cars when they sacked them all with one days notice.

Or could it be somebody that works for mercedes-benz that caring company that gets all their cars built in South Africa.

Or maybe just some twat that doesn't fink before they do somefink!!

irish donkey
Happy

ohhhhhh - got a semi

Want one

EU sues UK.gov over Phorm trials

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Megaphone

Criminal Prosecutions against the Police

For dereliction of duty.

After all they were supposed to have investigated this.

Clearly not fit for role.

Virgin Media introduces P2P throttling

irish donkey
Pirate

Secure FTP

So how will this affect all the users with Secure FTP's and VPN TUNNELS?

I was sure they rolled this out ages ago. My transmission speed through a VPN varies greatly depending on what time I connect.

As for torrent.... that is so 90's and well past its use by date. Nice to see no Virgin customers ended up on ACS:LAW's list so they can't be all bad. SKY/PLUSNet I wouldn't be jumping ship to them if you want good download speeds. Could be a poison chalice

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Happy

HUDSON!

Why don't we put her in charge?

Google shocks world with unthreaded Gmail

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Working in a Business Environment

Threaded email is a nightmare.

When you receive a business email you don't immediately respond to the email. You think I'll check this answer before I respond.

So you go away and check the answer. Then you receive more emails, 'CC' emails 'BCC' emails from others saying are you going to answer that email. All the emails are threaded together so end up with a concertina of emails and you left wondering which is the correct email from the correct person to respond to.

The amount of emails that get lost, disappear or just get forgotten because they are folded up with other emails.

Hope this helps. I used to like Googlemail before we went corporate with it. This change will help.

Miliband retains Labour line on DNA and CCTV

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I sick of all this talk on the news about Labour

Who gives a $hit. They had their chance and destroyed everything that was any good about our Country. Sold it to the higest bidder.

I would like to see more on the news about ACS:LAW but the national News at 10 don't seemed to have noticed that particular story.

ACS:Law's mocking of 4chan could cost it £500k

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So now we can look into the mirky pool

that is ACS:LAW and their relationship with our ISP's and the courts according some sources.

I'll bet a few ISP are wringing their hands as well. It will be interesting to see when everything has been read and analysed who really is fighting our corner and who is stiffing us.

Anti-piracy lawyers' email database leaked after hack

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Pirate

I seen that

But the el Reg article seems to down play the significance of this error of judgement.

I'm sure if this was Google or some other web gaint they would be running this as the top story. But as its to do with Web Piracy. ......... Just asking

hmmmmm

Iowa police mugshot exposes world's worst tattoo

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Happy

America! Land of the free

I just can't think of a single unfunny thing to say.

Car broke down this morning and I am facing a hefty repair bill but this brought a smile to my face. many thanks reg

Nutter repairmen scale 1,768ft TV mast

irish donkey
Coat

I can't watch................

Dumb users don't seem so daunting.

419ers take council for £100k

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WTF?

Considering the fraud

involving in Council Employee’s expenses I'm surprised they noticed the money missing.

This can't be the first time this happened... just the first time somebody has had the balls to admit it.

EPIC Fail with our money but rest assured nobody senior will lose their job over this.

100K = 10 lowly paid council workers or one executive. Who do you think will lose their job because of this incompetence?

School caretaker jailed for fitting up colleague

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Stop

what a bastard!

For once thank god the Police were on the ball.

But just goes to show how easy it is for some ones good name to be destroyed. The quetion now would be would he now fail an eCRb on the basis of soft evidence.

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