* Posts by <shakes head>

180 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Feb 2010


Here's the thing: We've pressed pause on my startup

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Re: And on, and on, and on, it goes

why am I now thinking about the IT Crowd,

that was bad

BOFH: The Hypochondriac Boss and the non-random sample

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Re: Culling the herd...

you laugh we are doing that at the moment......... well not fired, but a sever talking to

Pluck-filled platter-stuff: Bold disk drive makers fatten up

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Re: Huh?

yes you are missing something the author made an assumption the wring way, that there would be less than double the platters, but as about 1/3 of the drive is circuit board and motors and still only requires the same amount of case.

so 2/3 for case and platters, but now delete 2 layers of case, and you are probably looking at close to 2.5 times the number of platters, not the authors less then 2

EU announces common corporate tax plan

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Re: I guess this explains why we are leaving.

nicely played, I like the circular reference

We want GCHQ-style spy powers to hack cybercrims, say police

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does this not mean that these police officers will have broken the laws of a foreign country and as such be subject to their criminal justice system.

So an attack comes from the USA and we hijack their system, that is a crime in the US so Mr Plod can be extradited for computer hacking?? yes/no?

Corbyn lied, Virgin Trains lied, Harambe died

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if he had a researved seat and missed his train he didnot have a valid ticket

unless he bought a new on for travel on the day which would have been more expensive than an advance 1st class

When DIY is not enough: Web-snack firm Graze has an offline awakening

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Re: They do need a place to congregate, afterall

you swine now I'm hungry after my soup for lunch

Encyclopedia Dramatica user hit with £10k damages after calling ex-councillor a 'paedo'

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Re: I am Sam Smith and I don't need a solicitor

how did you even find out about it, are you googleing yourself, or is this a normal destination on the web for you?

serious question as I have no idea if anyone has ever said anything about me on line apart from Facebook, which seems to tell me that they have.

Brexit-bored Brits back to bashing the bishop after ballot box blues

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Re: Says everything that there is to be said

£125K a year salary and a severance of 2 years pay and a pension for life, I would do it for the day

Apple pollutes data about you to protect your privacy. But it might not be enough

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Re: @Dave 126

they have the NSA breached them

Hey cloud lawyer: Can I take my client list with me?

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Re: Linkedin?

no it is no more murky, if you create the data on a third-party system as part of you employment then the company and you are responsible under DPA.

now if you are just linking to information that is supplied be a 3rd party (the personal details your contact loads onto LinkedIn) then you are fine as far as DPA goes specific contracts may limit what you can do with that but it is not a regulator thing.

hope that is accurate

Bloke flogs $40 B&W printer on Craigslist, gets $12,000 legal bill

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or French

Brexit? Cutting the old-school ties would do more for Brit tech world

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Re: I don't much care...

what is wrong with old houses? I like them

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Re: Fail

to add some context ,the population of Zimbabwe was 500k I a land the size of the UK.

Ad-blocker blocking websites face legal peril at hands of privacy bods

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Re: Bull

I think you will find that "personal information" in relation to a data processor is any information that can be used with other information held by the data processer to identify an individual.

Adobe scrambles to untangle itself from QuickTime after Apple throws it over a cliff

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Re: Linus Torvalds one finger salute

sorry I got tired just reading that list

Mitsubishi 'fesses up: We lied in fuel tests to make our cars look great

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Re: Only 10%?

ok I had a 2005 skoda Octavia diesel rated at 50 mpg, over 2 years of driving it got an average of 46

a 2014 Volvo V50 rated at 77mpg only gets 42 so the comparison is not the same, the difference is that the car has been tuned to a specific test and now no longer tuned to "normal" driving

Admin fishes dirty office chat from mistyped-email bin and then ...?

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I found one in a mail loop between one or our systems saying that IT were a bunch of wankers and that the new policy of not sending personal emails was useless as they would never know, the down side of that one was it was a student on the last week of his uni work experience required for his qualifications, when he was escorted off the premises, I passed it on to his boss.

ExoMars works! 2 Mbit/s link established and camera snapping

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Re: Enough Already!

as that is the bit dropping down to mars can I suggest splatty macsplat

This headline will, in part, cost pepper-spraying University of California, Davis $175k

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Re: UC Davis Lieutenant John Pike pepper spray

oh get a grip Pepper spray is not harmful, it is irritating, take it from some one you has beenboth pepper sprayed and tear gassed.

Windows 7's grip on the enterprise desktop is loosening

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Re: Saddo!

3 of mine are more than 5 years old

Here's a great idea: Let's make a gun that looks like a mobile phone

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Re: "Absolutely no one can make sense of the United States' infatuation with firearms."

no reason for firearms, in a schools?

does this include the armed guards at schools in central Africa defending against roving band of arms hooligans?

it appears your world view is very limited to your country view

UK to stop children looking at online porn. How?

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won't that lovely new trade agreement just mean that the uk will be sued by the porn providers?

Bill for half a billion quid lands on Apple's desk in Facetime patent scrap

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Re: Beers all round

a bit sad that the reg has sunk to suck lows that apple are now talking to them, we have now lost that badge of honour

Land Rover Defender dies: Production finally halted by EU rules

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Re: Safety?

that was a discovery, on a defender the MPV driver would have been decapitated after submarining under the defender and the winch bumper.

Sainsbury's Bank web pages stuck on crappy 20th century crypto

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Re: They still use XP

the same PCI requirement that most of the credit card companies can't meet?

Southend-on-Sea splashes £1.5m on hybrid cloud data centre

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FAA approves Amazon US drone flight just months after firm gave up and went to Canada

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Re: And now - the rest of the story

hmmm not really it needs to be in "line of sight" so a small SAT with a rubbish camera would make in in line of sight but not visible due to the crummy camera

Three-years-late fit-to-work IT tool will cost taxpayers £76m

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Re: Whaaat?

never attribute to malice that which can easily be explained by stupidity

DataCore’s benchmarks for SANsymphony-V hit a record high note

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3% of price does not convert to 97% more expencive

3% of the cost is converted to 33times more expensive or 3300%

either me or the Author has failed

Ready for DevOps? Time to brush up on The Office and practise 'culture'

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and legislative speration of duties

he who builds shall not run, he who runs, shall not fix.

The Register's entirely serious New Year's resolutions for 2016

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Re: Page and Worstall "moved on" in the Autumn, right?

the comments were fun though

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Re: Page and Worstall "moved on" in the Autumn, right?

there is also a difference between "oh your going" and "I see now that we have moved you office to the basement next to the lift motors and given you a coax line, you have decided to go"

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Re: Page and Worstall "moved on" in the Autumn, right?

anyone know where they went, as I would quite like to follow

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Re: we plan to be a big part of the prosperity

anyone else notice all the comments have dried up as well, that was part of the fun, and now there is less motivation to see what is on the site.


iOS 9 kludged our iPhones, now give us money, claims new lawsuit

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Re: Money market

please define "high end", laptop that lasts 6 years and 3 OS versions with out anything being done to it seems high end to me, and the price I would have paid if it was not a refurb, would have felt "High end"

Outfit throws fit, hits FitBit's hit kit with writ (Apple also involved)

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and award for openess

"a band capable of encircling a portion of the body of a subject"

After Death Star II blew: Dissecting the tech of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

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Re: @Dr Dan Holdsworth

that was interesting

Mobile bank upstart Tandem scores regulatory thumbs-up

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Re: “to proactively improve customers’ financial lives,”

what this means is that they will dig into every aspect of you phone you let them in order to advertise and "cross sell" additional products which is where they will make their money, essentially google's business model but the banking bit is on offer and the rest hidden

Apple's design 'drives up support costs, makes gadgets harder to use'

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Re: But

just email it to yourself

Top cops demand access to the UK's entire web browsing history

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Re: Knights in rusty armour

just by pointing out that these tools are available you have contravened the by "providing information the may be used by terrorist", by pointing this out I have fallen into the same gotya.

No change in US law, no data transfer deals – German state DPA

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Re: Depends where it goes

sorry no, if the data is collected by a US company it can be completed by the patriot act, and as such is illegal. if the company is EU but moves it to a US company irrelevant of where the data is then that EU company has broken the law.

On its way: A Google-free, NSA-free IT infrastructure for Europe

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patriot act

sorry but that does not work, as the patriot act is in effect on every US corp, they have to breach EU data laws if asked to. therefore any US corp cannot guarantee the required levels of security and privacy. they could have a separate EU company that they own all the shares of that has servers in the EU and that would work, but they would never be allowed to export that data back to the mothership.

Exposed Volkswagen 'n' pals get 2 more YEARS to sort out emissions

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how much NOx do bicycles produce

the back road I use to get to the station has seen a huge increase in cycles on it, causing long lines of traffic stuck behind then at 10Mph followed by a massive acceleration to get around them till the next one. as one cyclist cause as all this acceleration and deceleration they are causing the NOx

VW: Just the tip of the pollution iceberg. Who's to blame? Hippies

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Re: Stop blaming just the hippies

not really they only are efficient if run for a long burn, if they run start up every few mins for 5 or ten mins then they never get to their efficiency rating

PETA monkey selfie lawsuit threatens wildlife photography, warns snapper at heart of row

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i think you missed the point

if this goes PETAs way then animal have the same rites as people.

this is just the thin edge of a wedge.

11 MILLION VW cars used Dieselgate cheatware – what the clutch, Volkswagen?

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Re: Please

so on a long journey you beat the MPG of a split urban rural benchmark by 3MPG . congratulations

Cambridge University Hospitals rated 'inadequate' due to £200m IT fail

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Re: Canary Yellow.

and every consultant and doctor believing that only they matter/are right.

Brimming with VM goodness: Qnap TS-453mini 4-bay NAS

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Re: Steve Davies 3 - 10G support

which really helps over my wireless connection to my laptop <sigh> different does not me good or bad it just means different, when will we git this( or I may be wrong)

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Re: Not quite the same

at what point did the desire to not do something become not having the ability?