* Posts by JohnMurray

819 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Jul 2011


Apple redecorates its iPhone prison to appease Europe



...it probably won't apply here in the Non-EU-UK

Apple sets new 16,000-foot iPhone drop test after 737 fuselage fail



..I drop mine 1 metre and break the screen..

NHS England published heavily redacted Palantir contract as festivities began


Re: Corruption

I personally see a lot of behaviour in *NHSEngland* that smells of corruption.

NHSE is a political organisation.

We're getting that fry-day feeling... US Army gets hold of drone-cooking microwave rig



Inverse square law.... ?

Millions of smart meters will brick it when 2G and 3G turns off


Faraday cage

around the meter !


Re: No corruption here.

You jest?

Nobody ever read the meter, they just sent an estimated bill and never told you it was estimated!

I got a bill for over £500 once, when the real bill was only £40!

BT confirms it's switching off 3G in UK from Jan next year


Re: Just switch it off .... no one will notice .... :)

And customer services is crap anyway


Re: Drat - I will need a new 'phone

Same in Norfolk....lots of trees = not lots of 4G

Apple's iPhone 12 woes spread as Belgium, Germany, Netherlands weigh in


Re: "The timing is also unfortunate for the company ..."

13.6 per million cases of thrombosis in vaccinated persons compared to 35.3 per million cases of thrombosis in persons infected with sars-cov-1 virus

Twitter's giant throbbing X erected 'without a permit'



EreXtile dysfunction from the musky one

Always on the Horizon, UK must wait for megabucks EU science deal


Re: becoming a global science superpower

Wanting to become a global science superpower and then leaving the European Union is a bit like wanting to become a global military superpower and then abolishing the Navy and the Air Force. It's not the most helpful of steps"

But fully in keeping with having a bunch of untalented morons in charge of the country [whichever party, ditto]


Re: No measurable outcomes, no delivery plan, a short-termist outlook and frequent policy changes

Department of indecision, nonscience and time-wasters


Re: Good old Brexit

He can't decide whether to please the remainers or piss-off the brexiters.

He's really hopeless at making difficult decisions, good job he's only running a country and not a business.

'There has never been a realistic plan' for UK's £11B Emergency Services Network


Re: Hey Mickey

The UK govt are, allegedly, paid by foreign spies



Have they thought of taking-out a group contract with, say, BT, and just using mobile handsets.....after all, most emergency workers do anyway...

Funnily enough, AI models must follow privacy law – including right to be forgotten


Re: 7 Data Protection Principles

Maybe, just maybe, that 'hard-to-forget' is a design feature......after all, nothing I have seen makes me optimistic that big-tech really wants to comply with data protection - voluntarily.

Barts NHS hack leaves folks on tenterhooks over extortion


Re: How would I go about having my confidential records removed from NHS computers?

You can't.

And 'they' don't care anyway.

Now Apple takes a bite out of encryption-bypassing 'spy clause' in UK internet law


Re: Simple.

Parliament is a breeding ground for cunts


Re: Proof of the UKs diminishing political structure ...

Politicians are towering intellects, compared to technologists surely?

At least, in the politicians minds.

As someone who has actually talked to one for a while [Dorries], I quickly realised it was a case of "the doors open but nobody is home"


Re: So, we're back to square one again

They're all mentally low-age politicians backed by mentally low-age police/security.

"if at first you don't succeed, try, try, try, again"

Rise of the machines is slower than expected says World Economic Forum



...AI will advance to render places like the WEF redundant.....

Today's old folks set to smash through longevity records



dies eventually.

The idea [of most people] is to have a good life, not necessarily a long one!

Consider: Your life expectancy is ruled by your immune system, which starts failing at puberty!

Life expectancy and healthy-life-expectancy are separated by a few decades.

Arm co-founder: Britain's chip strat 'couldn’t be any worse'


Re: Power strategy first ...

You jest.

Just look at the planning behind the pandemic troughing



Sensible govt department?

That's gotta be an oxymoron


Sunak is rooted in his personal bank balance...


And blue/black passports (although with my new implanted lenses in my eyes, they look dark purple!)

Signal says it'll shut down in UK if Online Safety Bill approved


"If Signal withdraws its services from the UK, it will particularly harm journalists, campaigners and activists who rely on end-to-end encryption to communicate safely."

I think....that is the whole point anyway.....to harm journalists/activists, and other irritating people who believe in 'freedom'



"If Signal withdraws its services from the UK, it will particularly harm journalists, campaigners and activists who rely on end-to-end encryption to communicate safely."

I think....that is the whole point anyway.....to harm journalists/activists, and other irritating people who believe in 'freedom'

EU lawmakers argue against signing US data-transfer pact


Re: Do as you are told, slaves

Blow up a few more oil/gas pipelines?

Inadequate IT partly to blame for NHS doctors losing 13.5 million working hours



Like the time they switched location of crisps and cereal around......and sales of both increased.

Or when they put own-brand products on the bottom shelves and famous-name products on eye-level shelves, and famous-name products increase sales?

Big-name stores employ companies to plan those changes, not to make your life easier but to increase sales.

Or maybe you though big-names had higher prices because they are better, or maybe because they pay to have their products placed better?



makes you wonder how, with such garbage IT, they can still give the data away to Palantir et-al...


Re: What about missing patients?

Rest assured, paper records are still used.

They follow you around the country like a bad smell..

How do you solve the problem that is Twitter?



My accèss has been dumped. The text verification has failed totally, and twitter admin is just not replying to requests to just let me log-in without the 2FA (sweet FA) route.

Oh well..

US commerce bosses view EU rules as threat to its clouds


Re: "ensure that non-EU suppliers cannot access the EU market on an equal footing"

I think they only changed their mind until a majority of UK-based finance departed into the EU....that migration outwards is ongoing..

Europe to have 2 of the 4 most powerful supercomputers as Leonardo comes online



..government allocates £3 million to buy-up 1000 second-userAcorn Atoms to rival the EU super computer

NHS tech chief dismisses concerns over loss of statutory power to protect patient data


Re: Not sure NHS really gets digital

Exactly. What you don't know, is that every patients existing paper record follows them around the country. Literally.

To build a better quantum computer, look into a black hole, says professor Brian Cox



Black holes, the edge of all we know.

Documentary, the Event Horizon Telescope

UK government in talks with datacenter operators over blackouts


Re: True


But a lot of it is brown

UK launches 'consultation' with EU over exclusion from science programs


Given the medical brain-drain, mainly to other English-speaking countries, from the UK, we may have a lot more to worry about than Horizon!

A neurosurgeon on TV: "Why stay here, in a health service that is fragmenting fast, when I can increase my income by four by going to the USA". Although I think he also said something about his taxes being much higher because of his pension!

Hospitals to use startup's AI tech to predict A&E traffic



In May 2017, The Observer published an investigative article by Carole Cadwalladr which revealed links between Faculty and Cambridge Analytica, notorious for their involvement in the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scanda

UK's largest union to Arm: Freeze job cuts now


On the other hand...

..moving the business to the states would make a lot of sense.

No whining about combining with nvidea there..

UK pins hopes on 'latest technology' to whittle down massive National Health Service waiting lists


Fantasmagorical latest tek-no-logy

Surely another joke?

Most of the tech is years old, running outdated OS.

No matter how good the tech is, no doctors/nurses = no treatment.

No beds = no treatment.

My radiotherapy will be courtesy of the local hospitals nuclear medicine provider, in London (70 miles away). 1 treatment each day, for 30 days. Outpatient.

Local hospital MSK provider is 35 miles away, as is their Cardio-Pulmonary.

Call me radical, but sending patients in pain to a pain-management clinic 40 miles away seems a bit sadistic?

From the quantity of "management consultants" (surely an oxymoron) required, I would guess that £500 million is not serious. That would buy a lot of coffee machines and desks, but few doctors and consultants.

European watchdog: All data collected about users via ad-consent popup system must be deleted


Re: Contextual advertising...

They keep routing personal hygiene products to me.

Is there an olfactory sensor on iMacs?


While we are not in the EU anymore, we still retain the GDPR.

I note that changes to the regulations are planned.

It seems to me that changes to continue to allow the advertising felons to extract UK data, may well fall foul of the various agreements between the UK and the EU following our departure.

Brocade wrongly sacked award-winning salesman who depended on company insurance for cancer treatment


Re: A timely reminder

The governments income depends upon a citizens income.

The NHS funding comes from the people.

The ever-increasing-amount-of-GDP put into the NHS is also an income stream for many people and companies. Unless you give it to foreign companies, where that money stream goes to foreign shareholders.

And that's the "household-budget" economics-theory.

Don't get me onto MMT.

I *strongly* suspect that the main hatred of socialised medicine is that it fails to charge sick people several fortunes and spin that money into politicians pockets/foreign-bank-accounts.

Spending on health, as a % of GDP is slightly over 7%.

While the spending on health has risen in real terms, expressed as a % of GDP it has risen only very slightly, a few tenths of 1%.

UK government told to tighten purse strings or public will have to foot the bill for nuclear decommissioning


We still have two coal-fuelled power stations...generating 670MW at this moment in time.

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel green-lights Mike Lynch's extradition to US to face Autonomy fraud charges


Re: A question about her name.

It's pronounced "sh**head"

Hauliers report problems with post-Brexit customs system but HMRC insists it is 'online and working as planned'


Re: Hmm

Which would be against the Good Friday Agreement.

And lead to a whole lot of new pain. Or return us to the old pain which the GFA minimised

UK government has 'no clear plan' for replacing ageing legacy IT estate, MPs report


They have a plan.

They just can't find an IT vendor that will donate a few £illion to Conservative HQ.


Academics horrified that administration of Turing student exchange scheme outsourced to Capita










There are pages more...of C[r]apita failings/disasters/oversights