* Posts by TheAincient

11 posts • joined 5 May 2010

If you're suing the UK govt, Brit spies will snoop on your briefs


Oversight, what oversight!

So, the government keeps telling up that the security services have 'robust' oversight and we should trust them.

Well I think that this goes to prove that the so called oversight has failed miserably.

Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon


I've always been a Dr Who fan and seldom miss an episode.

But I have to agree that this episode was utter tripe.

It felt like the writers could not be bothered and just came up with a totally inane story and premise. They then proceed to inflict a stupid and formulaic moral dilemma upon us.

Guardian lets UK spooks trash 'Snowden files' PCs to make them feel better


Re: "You've had your debate. There's no need to write any more.”

My understanding it was a quote from one of the bods from GCHQ, so from one perspective it was a government man.

The point is, it indicates an serious dis-respect for democracy and the people of the UK.


Re: Managers

More likely it was the Home Secretary had a tantrum and said something like.

"Just go and destroy their hard drives, that will stop it" and some functionary took it literally.


"You've had your debate. There's no need to write any more.”

This really pisses me off, no-one has the right to determine when a debate is over, especially not the government.

The whole thing sounds like someone had a hissy fit, and didn't think things through.

Next thing will be 'D' notices (if they still exist), best of luck with that in our internationally connected world.

John Sweeney: Why Church of Scientology's gravest threat is the 'net


Do you think we are idiots?

One of the things that really annoys me is the attitude that somehow the rest of us are some kind of idiot that don't have the ability to understand what Scientology is saying.

If you think that somehow you are superior to the rest of us then you are even more deluded than I already thought.

PM demands media clean-up, not keen on doing much himself


Cameron - Grow a pair!

So far we have had two versions of a voluntary self-regulation system for the press, well they worked out well didn't they?

From what I can see Lord Justice Leveson, is not proposing statutory regulation of the Press, just giving statutory backing to a new regulator.

But I guess Cameron needs to keep his paymaster happy.

Cryptoboffin: Secure boot a boon for spooks' spyware


What happens when?

What happens when virus and malware creators get their hands on the key?

I guess we are all stuffed at that stage.

Eventually they BIOS keys will fall into the wrong hands,

ISPs get flimsy self-help leaflet on net speed ads


Average Speed

Wouldn't it be much better if it was average Average speed.

In other words the average of ALL customer's average speed.

ACPO defuses impending photo row with police forces


How about this

instead of seizing material, mr plod, issues a notice that the suspected material must not be deleted or edited and that a copy of the suspected material should be sent to xxxxxx.

That should solve the problem

Vote Lib Dem, doom humanity to extinction


Utter Bollox

I'm very disappointed that the editors allowed this piece of drivel on the reg.


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