* Posts by John McCallum

242 posts • joined 7 Sep 2011


Borklays soz for the ailing ATMs but won't say if fix involved a Microsoft invoice

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Wrong spelling abuse

Yes just ask a North American they constantly spell words wrong colo(u)r hono(u)r gas(petrol) etc.

Post Office burned £100m in UK taxpayer cash on Horizon IT scandal legal fees, MPs told

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@David 142

it is maleficence in public office and perjury both criminal offences.

Starship bloopers: Watch Elon Musk's Mars ferry prototype explode on the pad during liquid nitrogen test

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Re: It's complex work

I think that all of them were filmed it is another matter on how many were or will ever be released to the gawping public

Maersk prepares to lay off the Maidenhead staffers who rescued it from NotPetya super-pwnage

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Re: Seems insane

The share holders do not give a sh1t they are for the most part insurance and pension company's.

You, FCC, tell us again why cities are only allowed to charge rich telcos $270 to attach 5G tech to utility poles?

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compusory purchase

this I doubt nephew of mine had a cheap house in Lancashire £8000 the local council made CP order on it and only offered £8000 in the end after he was paid all the fees he was entitled to he got nearly £60000.So CP is not the cheap option some think it is.

It's been one day since Blighty OK'd Huawei for parts of 5G – and US politicians haven't overreacted at all. Wait, what? Surveillance state commies?

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Pompeo :-

couldn't point out the back door in a set of long johns.

Huawei 5G kit in Faroe Islands: Chinese ambassador 'linked Huawei contract to ... trade deal' – report

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Re: Can anyone explain ...

RTFA The Faroes are an autonomous region so they can make their own trade deals I assume.

Space-wrecks: Elon's prototype Moon ferry Starship blows its top during fuel tank test

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Re: "anomaly"

New to this place? they don't hate Musk they just think that he is too full of himself.

That's not long division, Timmy! China school experimented on pupils with mind-reading tech

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Re: Were you drunk when you wrote this artice Richard?

Was he drunk? He is a jurno it is Friday so I will let you decide>

Minigame: Celebrate Firefox 70's release by finding a website with 70+ trackers blocked

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Re: No, we aren't going to name names. Glass houses and all that.

No surprise there the Dailyfail has been cesspool since before WW1

Huygens if true: Dutch police break up bulletproof hosting outfit and kill Mirai botnet

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NATO bunker

As was reported in this rag yesterday I think

Thanks-thanks to TalkTalk teen hacker: UK cops' first auction of ill-gotten Bitcoin nets £240k

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How much?


YouTuber charged loads of fans $199 for shoddy machine-learning course that copy-pasted other people's GitHub code

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a self-proclaimed AI educator, rapper ..."

.And I stopped reading at that point. No more info about this guy needed.

Millennials - if you want to learn something save yourself a dumb online fee and instead try reading up on it (even - gasp - a book or 2) then putting what you've learnt into practice. Its worked for millenia (ironically).

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Loathed Aussie mining magnate Clive Palmer punts libel sueball at YouTube comedian

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Clive Palmer is a Fatty Mc Fuckhead

In my opinion !!!

Whistleblowing saboteur costs us $167m bellows Tesla’s accountant

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Market Cap Benchmarks


General Motors Co 52.95B

Ford Motor Co 36.59B

Tesla are a shade over $40B have been more than $59B this year.

Relax, satellite hacking is unlikely to lead to Earth-blinding Kessler effect – at least not yet

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Re: So...

Next time your GPS doesn't work well, blame hackers? Nah just use a paper map.

This weekend you better read those ebooks you bought from Microsoft – because they'll be dead come early July

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Re: Dont need DRM

The Barnes and Nobel eBooks in the UK were sold to Sainsbury Entertainment and they then sold those to Kobo. The other Non DRM eBook seller is Tor they did this about three years ago I wish other publishers would follow suit.

Judge slaps down Meg Whitman for accusing Autonomy boss of being a 'fraudster who committed fraud'

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Is there any word on the Left Pondians case against those Autonomy employees.

Church roofs? Nyet, say Russian scrap thieves, we're taking this bridge

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Re: The US has also had its issues

Oh and what about that track that disappeared in South Yorkshire HMMM.

Max Schrems schreds another 'blockade' to challenging Facebook data transfers in Austria

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Re: We've asked Facebook for comment. ®

If you look at the mast head you will see that they have a Facehook page.

They're BAAACK: Windows 10 nagware team loads trebuchet with annoying reminders to GTFO Windows 7

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Re: Phuque 10

It did the same to mine But I already knew that it is an ancient 2003 vintage Dell.

FBI boss: Never mind Russia and social media, China ransacks US biz for blueprints, secrets at 'surprisingly' huge scale

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Re: A side effect of the US hardening defences against Russia

Re Lisbon Treaty no I have not and if I do get one I'll know they are telling porkies.

Sniff the love: Subaru's SUVs overwhelmed by scent of hair shampoo, recalls 2.2 million cars

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WD 40

has never contained silicone don't know about Duck Oil.

Bad news for WannaCry slayer Marcus Hutchins: Judge rules being young, hungover, and in a strange land doesn't obviate evidence

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A sane non cloged legal system? Try Andorra at a guess.

Spending watchdog points finger at Capita for 1,300 shortfall in British Army rookies

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Re: TBF...

Re past performance of rip-off contractors and public money you are correct and this is partly why the Edinburgh tram system was so late and so expensive the main contractor bid low so as to get it and then all but downed tools so as to screw the council for more money part way through the project.

Scumbag hackers lift $1m from children's charity

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Re: Really.

Do you refer to the annual fundraising in November that the BBC does that is for the charity Children in Need not, Save the Children a different charity altogether.

Apple iPhone X screen falls short of promises, lawsuit says

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Re: Someone will Sue..

This is what one gets for believing the advertising BS

LG's beer-making bot singlehandedly sucks all fun, boffinry from home brewing

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Re: Get a keg Re growlers

If your brother is in Gods own County Yorkshire a growler is a pork pie. Oh and while I am here are these LG beer brew things going to be like that Juicero abortion.

UK Supreme Court considers whether spy court should be immune to legal probes

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Big Brother

Re: Any chance

If they do it will be odds on that it will be shit stained after some politician wiped his arse on it.

Mystery sign-poster pities the fool who would litter the UK's West Midlands

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Re: Speaking of Americanisms....

That is because that is all that there is you may find a toilet and filling station but that is it. There is one at the start of the A74(M).

Alleged crypto-crook CEO cuffed by FBI after $4m investment in his bank bafflingly vanishes

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At least The George Foreman grill does exist unlike crypto coins.

If Shadow Home Sec Diane Abbott can be reeled in by phishers, truly no one is safe

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Re: Eh?

You are being a bit insulting there I think most of the populace can tell a scam, and just tell them to fuck off at least that is what I do been phoned many times given the same response.

Screwed SAP salesman scores $660,000 jury award

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Re: Hard to know what to think here...

It doesn't matter if it was the worst pile of crap ever compiled on a computer if he sold it to customers he deserves the commission. This not being paid until the Customer pays his employer is BS.

Won’t patch systems? Never run malware scans? Welcome to the US State Department!

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Are they waiting to catch someone hacking the system so that they can then bill them for the work that this Department should have been doing all along.

Who was it that hacked Apple? Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie, boy boy boy!

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Re: Am I the only one?

You mean you can't be both

Make Facebook, Twitter, Google et al liable for daft garbage netizens post online – US Senator

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Re: Hmmm

As I understand the First Amendment it only protects one from Government Censorship, not private censorship as on a forum Etc.. With the usual caveat that IANAL or a USian.

Think tank calls for post-Brexit national ID cards: The kids have phones so what's the difference?

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Re: hmmmm

I'm old and white and they don't speak for me so they can f off.

Web regulation could push Silicon Valley startups away from UK, Parliament warned

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Re: Corporate verbal bollocks

At least it is being talked about by Parliament and not being imposed by a jumped up civil servant.

Script kiddie goes from 'Bitcoin Baron' to 'Lockup Lodger' after DDoSing 911 systems

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Re: She should have had the foresight to get married and have a kid

WTF are you on about Claptrap314

Microsoft shoves US govt IT contract where ICE throws kids: Out of sight in a chain-link cage

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Bible Quotes

Isn't that the same excuse that The Republic of South Africa gave for it's use of apartheid. A Bullshite decision then and a Bullshite decision now.

Dawn spacecraft to get up-close and personal with dwarf planet Ceres

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13000 = 3.9624 Km

HostingUK drops offline after losing Farmer vs Fibre competition

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24 Hour clock (ISYS)

that's all folks

Trump’s new ZTE tweets trump old ZTE tweets

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Most Politicians-:)

Are only two faced I'm beginning to think that The Donald has so many faces that he looks spherical at a distance but close up more like the surface of a D&D die.

Cisco cancels all YouTube ads, then conceals cancellation

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You mean to say that Cisco advertises on You Tube can't be very prominent as I have never seen one in the 2/3 years I have been watching it , not even on computer related channels.

Super Cali health inspectors: Tesla blood awoke us

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Workplace accidents

I work for a pallet company and when there was a serious accident one of the people to respond was the local murder squad as well as the HSE rep, the operator of the machine lost part of his foot.

Data watchdog fines Brit council £120k for identifying 943 owners of vacant property

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Re: Excel

One could always mash that key marked PRINT SCREEN

Are you able to read this headline? Then you're not Julian Assange. His broadband is unplugged

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send him home

On that new direct Quantas flight to Perth Western Australia 17 hours and no refuelling stops.

Fun fact: US Customs slaps eyeglass taxes on optical networking gear

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Re: The UK hardly has clean hands ...

That as an argument about whether they were cakes or biscuits. I did notice that they were a good deal softer afterwards. NOM NOM NOM I can't just eat one.

Matryoshki of news: Tech giants flash code to Russia, Dutch hack Kremlin spies, and more

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I wonder how our pet Republicans will react to that hmm how will I put it >>>>>>

In Soviet California, pedestrian hits you! Bloke throws himself in front of self-driving car

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Re: Am I the only one

It's GM read Vauxhall what do you expect.



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