* Posts by Evil Scot

124 posts • joined 1 Apr 2011


Reg readers: Don't assume anything when sharing health data

Evil Scot

Re: No one needs any of this data.

You are right. Historical statistics are useless.

The only purpose it serves for medical research is candidate identification ^W selection.

All I want for Christmas is a delivery address that a delivery courier can find

Evil Scot

Use Gods' own Messenger

Then you are sure to get the parcel.

I'm diabetic. I'd rather risk my shared health data being stolen than a double amputation

Evil Scot

Hmm... Interesting comparison to Facebook

Considering FB grab all this data about me to sell advertising space, my data never leaves FB.

They are charging you to slip your adverts into My feed. You know nothing about me.

Only when I click on your link do I start a relationship with you.

This is the way Health data should be shared.

Evil Scot

Re: News Flash

Which we sort of have.

But it only works in a closed loop embedded system.

Once again, data subject must be present.

Evil Scot

Re: I'm with you

Sadly there is no quality data.

Only when you are Insulin dependent do you record "Real time" Hb1Ac readings. And these are held on devices in the patients domain of control.

Evil Scot

Re: (and doing what with it?)

GPs yes.

If He listened to me. I was saying I wanted to go on medication which worked for me. The only issue I had was that higher sugar in the urine had its complications. Plastic surgery fixed that.

Evil Scot

Re: I'm with you

But there is bugger all that data sharing can do for type 2. A full on patient present study is what is needed.

If there was a tablet which could reduce the stranglehold on my pancreas I would be interested. Currently meds like Metformin don't help a great deal.

Researchers pay my practice to get me onboard.

Evil Scot

Re: (and doing what with it?)


This particular use case could basically be summed up as..

Hey GP practice we will give you $$$$ if you can find xx individuals meeting yy conditions who are WILLING to PARTICIPATE in a study.

Sharing medical records with researchers: Assumed consent works in theory – just not yet in practice

Evil Scot

Re: "There may be a point at which it really does make sense" Really?

Our Dear Leaders are multifaceted.

(Two = Multi)

Patients must know how their health records are used – and approve any sharing for research

Evil Scot

Re: The writer is spot on

If you want access to my medical data, pay my practice manager to ASK my permission to join your medical experiment. Then pay me to participate.

Icon as a reward to you and as a metaphor for why you can not assume consent.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee and the BBC stage a very British coup to rescue our data from Facebook and friends

Evil Scot

Re: Works both ways

But then you have websites that cripple themselves looking for adblocking browser extensions so that they can ask to be added to your trusted sites.

I use a filter at the network level and they don't complain on devices without an add blocker.

Somebody needs to get hardball on the Ad Tech industry, it is snake oil and it depends on illegal practices.

I did NOT request that you Pen Test my browser.

I did NOT give you permission to put files on my pc that you can use later to track me.

Computer shuts down when foreman leaves the room: Ghost in the machine? Or an all-too-human bit of silliness?

Evil Scot

Re: wiring oddities

I see your MRI and raise you a VT220 monitor and a lift motor.

Haven't worn glasses behind a screen for 32 years.

Icon = I have been wearing them since I started programming a VAX 11-750

Nothing works any more. Who decided that redundant systems should become redundant?

Evil Scot

Re: Chuddies (sort of)

(On a serious note, if you have a sudden unexpected pain or size issue 'down below', you MUST see a doctor a.s.a.p., just in case it is not the chuddies which are at fault.)

This is another point about things not being standard sizes. Damage to the Genitofemoral nerve here. Pain you could not imagine.

"May be enlarged / may be shriveled. 6 weeks of panic waiting for an ultrasound. Jesus are we really so asymmetric????"

But Shirly Dabbs is at the age where the Dr will give him the middle finger.

Epic Games asks for Apple's help to put South Korea's alternative app payments law to work

Evil Scot

The one with the iPhone in the pocket.

Scalpel! Superglue! This mouse won't fix its own ball

Evil Scot

180 degrees was the optimum angle to irritate.

Sadly judicious application of double sided tape put a stop to that.

BOFH: 'What's an NFT?' the Boss asks. In this case, 'not financially thoughtful'

Evil Scot

Re: I could see where this was going

Maybe I am getting old. But...

I want a Mr. Whippy and a flake.

Tech support scams subside somewhat, but Millennials and Gen Z think they're bulletproof and suffer

Evil Scot

I only lasted 6 mins

I feel inadequate.

I wanted "Microsoft" to confirm if it was the Tower or the Laptop.

What is the MAC address?

Oh no sir it is not a Mac it is a Vindows PC.

Hijacked, rampaging infrastructure will kill humans by 2025 – Gartner

Evil Scot

Fifty Shades of Stross

I do believe Charles wrote the book on hacking homicide.

AWS gave Parler a chance, won't say if it talked to NSO before axing spyware biz's backend systems

Evil Scot

Re: A thought when I was reading thru the details from Amnesty

I would avoid phones which have apps. As such avoiding popular phone platforms.

If I need social media on the move I would use their websites in my phones browser.

Icon, mine is the on with a phone in the pocket with Linux installed on it (The phone not the jacket).

The lights go off, broadband drops out, the TV freezes … and nobody knows why (spooky music)

Evil Scot

Re: Bundled TV over internet "service".

Try Cancelling it.

Phoned up ISP "I want to cancel my TV. The channels I am interested in are available cheaper on another platform. And they don't have adverts on it*"

They gave me a free sim and could use the box for OTA channels for half the old cost.

My plan was to Cut the cost by a quarter. They cut it in half.

*Probably do have ads but the source is on a blacklist at the DNS level.**

** probably explains the spinning wheel when the above show's title card is shown.

UK artists seek 'luvvie levy' on new gadgets to make up for all the media that consumers access online

Evil Scot

Two Links that sum up my attitude.

Please click to donate 0.0001c to him...


as for the big names well...


Do my best to support these underground artists. I have the CDs and, i am cutting my own throat here, the T-shirt.

Icon. He found this better than teaching.

‘Fasten your seat belts, raise your tray table, and disconnect your Bluetooth headsets from the entertainment unit’

Evil Scot

Surely you cant be serious...

What you need to know about Microsoft Windows 11: It will run Android apps

Evil Scot

You assume malware distributors ship via Amazon app store. and that Amazon will still support it.

Icon as coat has a passport in the pocket.

BOFH: I'm so pleased to be on the call, Boss. No, of course this isn't a recording

Evil Scot

Re: Underwear?


Waymo self-driving robotaxi goes rogue with passenger inside, escapes support staff

Evil Scot

Re: Remote control?

To quote Catz.

All your cares are belong to us.

Zero Wing.

Linux laptop biz System76 makes its first foray into the mechanical keyboard world with dinky, hackable Launch

Evil Scot

Re: The price is high....

We will have none of that round here Blondie.

Train operator phlunks phishing test by teasing employees with non-existent COVID bonus

Evil Scot

But what if you spot it is an HR phishing trip.

Received a "sandwich" treat email from my boss who I knew was undergoing Chemotherapy. Hence knew link was safe.

If I got called in by HR I would have talked about Observer Bias.

Broadband plumber Openreach yanks legacy copper phone lines in Suffolk town of Mildenhall en route to getting the UK on VoIP

Evil Scot

Re: Competition problems

Anybody capable of setting up VOIP at home will be capable of bypassing these roadblocks.

I set DNS on my ATA to not use Vermin's poisoned DNS and hey presto. That was in 2014.

Now DHCP and DNS are on PiHole.

Gone in 60 electrons: Digital art swaggers down the cul-de-sac of obsolescence

Evil Scot

And you'll never find a Blue Ray of the Star Wars that you used to know.

Sorry not sorry about the Gotye Filk

Guilty of owning three different versions of the first ^w Original three films on three different disk formats.

Irish privacy watchdog sticks GDPR probe into Facebook after that online giveaway of 533 million profiles

Evil Scot

Re: Rules vs. use


A significant factor in VR platform selection.

UK's National Rail backs down from greyscale website tribute to Prince Phil after visually impaired users complain

Evil Scot


May have stopped when one Accessibility specialist pointer out it is an easy £1300.

Quality control, Soviet style: Here's another fine message you've gotten me into

Evil Scot

Re: Such value for money

It wasn't a starting handle per se. But to recover from a wading accident. Given that the Coil and distributor were immediately behind the grill.

I did have one accident in mine. Took about 8 inches off the bonnet of a Ford Fiesta. Snapped my number plate bracket. Plate was mounted on the rear bumper giving an improved departure angle.

You only need pen and paper to fool this OpenAI computer vision code. Just write down what you want it to see

Evil Scot

That is total genius, an Aardvark is even a fruit.

But I am sure it is a small off duty Czechoslovakian traffic warden,

(man in rubber mask Obv.)

Transcribe-my-thoughts app would prevent everyone knowing what I actually said during meetings

Evil Scot

In the world of zoom meetings, this still rings true.


Smartphones are becoming like white goods, says analyst, with users only upgrading when their handsets break

Evil Scot

Which begats the question. What Planet are you on Blackberry Fanatic.

3/4 size keyboard with number row and cursor keys. Plus Ctrl and shift key for copy paste. My cosmo wa the best purchase ever.

Trump's gone quiet, Parler nuked, Twitter protest never happened: There's an eerie calm – but at what cost?

Evil Scot

Re: AWS now liable?

Ha. Ahead of the curve here. Amazon doesn't serve media from the likes of The Kopyright Liberation Front. So I have my own server.

Cats: Not a fan favourite when the critters are draped around an office packed with tech

Evil Scot

Re: Keep the hoover handy

Obligatory Pratchett Quote:

In ancient Egypt Cats were worshiped like gods.

They have not forgotten this.

Linux Foundation, IBM, Cisco and others back ‘Inclusive Naming Initiative’ to change nasty tech terms

Evil Scot

Bollocks a half hearted aproach

Or to put it another way what about my Genitofemoral nerve damage and other issues that impact on day to day life.

Facebook are advertising for me to join them with with the "we are a diverse company, look at the range of skin colours we have.."

And I am like "So where is the chrome and aluminium? Where is the Labrador?"

Where are the politically correct terms for Bolean states. The shades of gray that say you cannot type here.

I wonder who sees the word not mentioned. Icon because my prison is invisible and I cant.

Max Schrems is back... and he's challenging Apple's 'secret iPhone advertising tracking cookies' in Europe

Evil Scot

Oh the independent

Given up with their site.

Oh do please ad us to your list of trusted sites.

I might trust you, my browser might trust you but my network does not.

So shove that down your cake hole.

Or Pie to the left pondian.

GitHub warns devs face ban if they fork DMCA'd YouTube download tool... while hinting how to beat the RIAA

Evil Scot

Reasonable Use

Okay, I'll admit. I bought a handful of CD-R disk from this guy called Paul. Although most of us address him as The Professor.

Should he use this software to create DVD's I have no problem buying these DVD-R's from him.

Kudos to anyone who gets the reference in the Icon.

NSA: We've learned our lesson after foreign spies used one of our crypto backdoors – but we can't say how exactly

Evil Scot

Re: How do you avoid US spy gear, it is everywhere.

Innocent? Not according to 'A Slip of the Keyboard'.

Sod the truth sell the story.

To stop web giants abusing privacy, they must be prevented from respawning. Ever

Evil Scot

Re: Cthulhu FTAAGN?

I wondered what the Acronym reminded me of PHANG. Ruddy blood suckers all of them.

What a Hancock-up: Excel spreadsheet blunder blamed after England under-reports 16,000 COVID-19 cases

Evil Scot

Re: Familiar kind of scenario.

Didn't expect them to use industrial automata.

Did you mean Object Linking and Embedding.

It's 2020, so let's just go ahead and let Amazon have everyone's handprints so it can process payments

Evil Scot

Re: Hey Amazon

One too many.

Q: How does hydrogen turn into a metal? A: Hang on a second, I need to train my AI supercomputer first

Evil Scot

Re: Quantum computing

And Bloody furious!!!!!

AI in the enterprise: AI may as well stand for automatic idiot – but that doesn't mean all machine learning is bad

Evil Scot
Paris Hilton

Re: It has long been the abbreviation for ...

But marketing genius is just one half of the AI process.

'We're not claiming to replace humans,' says Google, but we want to be 'close enough' that you can't tell it's a bot talking

Evil Scot

Hell no.

My interaction with google over a week.


Google : Are you going to work.

Me : Yes.

Google: Please wait.. Turn Left onto....

Google : Are you going home.

Me : Yes.

Google: Please wait.. Perform a U-turn....


Google : Are you going to work.

Me : Yes.

Google: Please wait.. Turn Left onto....

Google : Are you going home.

Me : Yes.

Google: Please wait.. Perform a U-turn....


Google : Are you going to work.

Me : Yes.

Google: Please wait.. Turn Left onto....

Google : Are you going home.

Me : Yes.

Google: Please wait.. Perform a U-turn....


Google : Are you going to work.

Me : Yes.

Google: Please wait.. Turn Left onto....

Google : Are you going home.

Me : Yes.

Google: Please wait.. Perform a U-turn....


Google : Are you going to work.

Me : Yes.

Google: Please wait.. Turn Left onto....

Google : Are you going to the YMCA.

Me : ... FFS Google!!!!! That is -ing protected category data!!!!!

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Winking red supergiants sneezing hot gas 650 light years away

Evil Scot

Re: An "outgassing event" is not a sneeze

Stelar Shart.

Do. Do. Do. Do. Do. Do.

I got 99 problems, and all of them are your fault

Evil Scot

Re: This is a common problem for electricians


Whoever installed the new light actually fixed a wiring problem (broken earth circuit).



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