* Posts by David Cherry

11 posts • joined 19 Jun 2007

PC World's cloudy backup failed when exposed to ransomware

David Cherry

Tthose who forget history are doomed to repeat it

Back in the late '80 there was a trojan horse virus called " PC Cyborg Trojan". This encrypted your hard disk, but nothing was visible for 90 reboots of your PC. Then an ransom would appear asking for $189 to be sent to a PO Box, you would then be sent then unlock code for your PC.

How to build a real lightsabre

David Cherry

Obligatory XKCD cartoon


Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

David Cherry

I used to bull's-eye womp rats in my T-16 back home. They're not much bigger than armadillos

UK Post Office admits false accusations after computer system cockup

David Cherry

Re: Keeping the beaurocracy alive... @AC 8:13

There is no such thing as a Tax disk, do you mean a VED Disk?

Japanese gov makes Fukushima evac zone compulsory

David Cherry

New Scientist confirms Japanese government are stupid


"In the 10 days it burned, Chernobyl put out 1.76 × 1018 becquerels of iodine-131, which amounts to only 50 per cent more per day than has been calculated for Fukushima Daiichi." So Chernobly was worse so far than Fukushima by about 50% so far (and is for iodine which has a half life of 8 days)

So far so good

now to the caesium-137 "The Sacramento readings suggest it has emitted 5 × 1015 becquerels of caesium-137 per day; Chernobyl put out 8.5 × 1016 in total – around 70 per cent more per day."

So it's less for the Iodine and left for the ceasium, so Less must equal the same!

ICO queries Heathrow T5's huge fingerprint scam scan

David Cherry

This will cause problems for the Gov's stats

since, if you come into the country it is counted by family units (no matter how many are in the family they are counted as 1 unit), however when they leave the country they are counted as individuals. Thus a family of 4 are counted as 1 on the way in and 4 on the way out

SP1 drops, iPlayer falls over and Phorm is less than legal

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re phorm

TalkTalk help desk has stated that they do not sell data about your surfing habits to anyone else

Apache rules web server landscape

David Cherry


Is It Serving

It Isn't Secure

It Isn't Safe

Internet Infected Server

UK postal vote system 'not fit for purpose'

David Cherry


The last time an election was held on another day was in 1931, when Britons trooped to the polls on a Tuesday.

Anyway a new way of getting a good turn out is to make polling date a bank holiday

Dawn mission hiding out after lightning threat

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Metric V Imperial units

Yet is it still common in the timber trade to sell 2m of 2" X 1"

Cops smash paedophile ring

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The Law is an Ass

Its legal to have sex with a 16-17 year old. But if you have any nude pictures of him/her that child porn


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