* Posts by John McCallum

262 posts • joined 7 Sep 2011

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Facebook, Instagram finally end days of uptime by returning to some downtime

John McCallum
FAIL

Aparently whilst the servers were down they couldnot get into the buildings to turn them on again until someone could cut the locks off with an angle grinder.

Macmillan best-biscuit list unexpectedly promotes breakfast cereal to treat status

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Angel

Re: Tunnock's caramel wafers

Unfortunatly Grey Dunn went bust, RIP and as for Fig Rolls as long as they are cut before baking great if not no thank you.

RAF chief: Our Reaper drones (sorry, SkyGuardians) stand ready to help British councils

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Happy

If local councils use their resources can we then get live updates on the location of the bin wagons then?

UK celebrates 25 years of wasteful, 'underperforming' government IT projects

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Angel

Re: The apple doesn't fall far from the tree

Are they all shorthand for we don't know what the hell we are doing?

Emergency mode? Bah! It takes a Microsoft product to really break a digital sign

John McCallum
Devil

Re: Interesting choice of words

I prefer shit the bed, who here agrees with me?

A floppy filled with software worth thousands of francs: Techie can't take it, customs won't keep it. What to do?

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Re: Lost at Sea

One wonders what else was "Lost at Sea".

Mike Lynch extradition: Uncle Sam offered Autonomy founder $10m bail if he stood trial in the US

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Happy

Puts hand up, PLEASE sir can I go to the toilet.

UK firm NOW: Pensions tells some customers a 'service partner' leaked their data all over 'public software forum'

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Now pensions

If some cunt has stollen my pension pot I will be having someones guts for garters.

Just let this sink in: Capita wins 12-year £1bn contract to provide training services to the Royal Navy and Marines

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Re: Thats that f88ked then

Thats it we're screwed

Italian competition watchdog slaps Apple with €10m fine over allegedly misleading iPhone waterproofing claims

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Re: Own Goal

Reminds me of when one of the multinational burger bars ws taken to court because its coffee cups didn't warn people that hot coffee is hot.Ahh that chestnut AGAIN that coffee was if I remember correctly was just below boiling point and gave the woman very serious burns to her crotch try boiling your bollocks and see how it feels.

Adiós Arecibo Observatory: America's largest radio telescope faces explosive end after over 50 years of service

John McCallum
Devil

Re: Higher Up

If has to be in a hole in the ground why not Barrington Crater in Arizona?

Confirmed: Barnes & Noble hacked, systems taken offline for days, miscreants may have swiped personal info

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Re: UK Nook e-store was closed down in 2016

B&N's UK servers transfered to Sainsbury's then to Kobo

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

John McCallum
Mushroom

Stelar Fart ?

From the Southern End? Where I come from that would be refered to as a wet fart.

Whoops, our bad, we may have 'accidentally' let Google Home devices record your every word, sound – oops

John McCallum
Facepalm

And The Trump wants to ban Tick tock because stupid sods film themselves doing stupid things like getting traped in babies and infants swings and having to be rescued by the local fire brigade.

Toshiba formally and finally exits laptop business

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Re: Great.

https://na.panasonic.com/us/computers-tablets-handhelds/computers/ For your viewing pleasure

This investor blew nearly $300,000 on Intel shares the day before 7nm disaster reveal. Yup, she's suing

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Facepalm

Re: Intel admission of risks . . . in 2015

Every tech channel on youtube has been taking the piss out of Intel for this same thing not being able to produce a 7nm chip for months probibly the investor press aswell so what did she think was going to happen to their share price?

Think of a number: A tale of iffy discount codes, supermarket loyalty cards and Hotels.com

John McCallum
Facepalm

Re: selling the discount codes for between £200 and £750

The quote in full. "Two hacker forums," said CyberNews, "were found to be selling the discount codes" with a value of between £200 and £750. The individuals were selling the codes for much lower sums.

Whatsapp blamed own users for failure to keep phone number repo off Google searches

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Re: Another App That Can Stop FAILing

All "smart" phones could legitimately be called "pocket" computers.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes: UK man gets 3 years for torching 4G phone mast over 5G fears

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Re: It's a shame...

This dummy is 47 so at least 30 years too late

Brit MP demands answers from Fujitsu about Horizon IT system after Post Office staff jailed over accounting errors

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Re: WTF?

If you want to hear all about this sorry saga the BBC are running an interesting tale on radio 4 at the moment catch up on BBC Sounds but mind the blood preasure.

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

John McCallum
Devil

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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Happy

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

John McCallum
Devil

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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Happy

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

John McCallum
Windows

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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Windows

How much?

S.F.A.

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

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Trollface

Vote here

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

John McCallum
Devil

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

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'

John McCallum

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

John McCallum
Devil

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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Windows

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).

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