* Posts by PATSYQB

24 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Feb 2010

Another RAC staffer nabbed for storing, sharing car crash data


Re: 2 questions

Don't bother- it'll be the same figure in a few years...


Who knew that...

....the ICO could turn up with a warrant and search your private house? Anyone?

UK competition watchdog fast-tracks investigation into mega-merger of O2 and Virgin Media


Just what's needed!

...another giant company to suck business and goodwill out of the market....

Tech support scammer dialed random number and Australian Police’s cybercrime squad answered


I learnt something after having a fake "HMRC" call from a young woman who had a strong Indian accent. I repeatedly stated that her parents must be very disappointed with her because her job was scamming people and that she had let down her family by being involved in a criminal organisation. She repeatedly stated that she was from the HMRC and I suddenly realised that she might also have been duped by others and really believed that she was working for the HMRC. She genuinely sounded astonished. It wouldn't be difficut for someone in another country to put out adverts for "support workers" and convince them it was legitimate. There's always another side to any story...

If you suddenly can't print to your HP Printer from your Mac, you're not alone: Code security cert snafu blamed


"We unintentionally revoked credentials on some older versions of Mac drivers....."

Wonder if the person responsible is looking fo a new job?

Lee Kun-hee, who transformed Samsung into a global electronics titan, dies at 78


His successors wonderful legacy is a range of expensive high quality products that now burst into flames all by themselves.

Someone got so fed up with GE fridge DRM – yes, fridge DRM – they made a whole website on how to bypass it


Re: E-waste

Good customer? Cheap asshole? Sorry - Just to be clear, which one are you ?

AR flop Magic Leap's 'pivot' spins CEO right off his throne


I have to disagree with some of the rather (IMO) harsh comments here. He founded a company that designed and produced robotic arm technology and computer assisted surgical tech... (anyone who has worked in that field will tell you how rigorous your design and quality need to be). He then sold the company and the tech. for an absolute shitload of money to a market leader in this field.

The slightly sad part of this (as this article correctly points out) is that the knowledge his engineers gained in the R&D will likely be lost or go to other companies.

There's no shortage of people, particularly in the USA, who are over hyping the next best thing. And it seems no shortage of people willing to jump off the cliff with them. Buyer Beware?

Bedroom design outfit slapped with £160k fine for 1.6 million spam calls


Re: 1.6 million nuisance calls?!

they probably don't.... 1.6 Million calls in 244 days equals one call every 13 seconds night and day

Relive your misspent, 8-bit youth on the BBC's reopened Micro archive


what? your 11 y/o's don't understand 3D matrix manipulation and Fourier transforms? Are they thick?

Don't panic, but your baby monitor can be hacked into a spycam


Not just too soon, but just plain offensive. I assume that this comment got through because the mods were too stupid or lazy to read it. In future, if you're not sure that your comment is acceptable, play it safe and keep your stupid mouth shut. Have a downvote from me, arsehole.

Juno finds some lightning on Jupiter is the polar opposite to bolts here on Earth


Now draw me a nice picture of Jupiter....

"You can ask anybody who lives in the tropics..."

"...generates a separation of electric charge to kickstart lightning..."

"...sending out radio waves when they flash across a sky..."

"When lightning strikes, electrical currents zap the atmosphere..."

"But a dodgy valve now means the spacecraft is stuck..."

Bloody Hell - this reads like an article for 11 year olds. Sorry to the author - I do appreciate the time and effort it takes to write but come on....

Rogue PIs found guilty of illegally snagging personal financial info


Perhaps not the first time in front of the beak for these two....


Mohawks fling patent infringement sueball at Microsoft and Amazon


Re: No way out

Yep - sorry - you're right. I don't know what came over me when I posted that comment. Exasperation? Possibly. Fear? Almost certainly. In my defence I had just read the article on civil forfeiture in America and was probably in a state of concussion. It's not that my country has laws any less deranged than your own, my real problem is that your country seems hell bent on exporting or this particular type of insanity to the rest of the planet. Sorry 'bout that.


Christ on a bike......What the hell is WRONG with your country?

Apple slapped hard with $440m patent bill in VirnetX FaceTime spat


"If Apple hits that bullseye, the rest of VirnetX's dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate."


Microsoft gives all staff a marked-up 'Employee Edition' of Satya Nadella's new book


or.... "corporate circle-jerk"

5G is not just a radio: Welcome to the fibre-tastic new mobile world



acronym heaven - the real future of 5G

Europe's ExoMars mission enjoys orchestral fanfare


Shit Graphics - Shit Music. Discuss.

Gigapixel camera heralds new world of snoopery


Available on ebay now! £9.99!

Diary of a Not-spot: The readers speak


Carpentry Skills

Holy crap...look at all that shite on your roof. No wonder all the neighbours hate you. Hope your electrical skills are better than your carpentry. Reading through your post, probably not.

Deep space COMET FLYBY: First PICS


Budget cuts

Can't they afford a colour camera FFS?

Raygun 747 missile-zapping test video released


lasers - my arse

WTF??? Nothing here that couldnt be run off in 10 mins with a cracked copy of After Effects.....