* Posts by Claverhouse

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Russia's Pirs ISS module scheduled to fall away, much like Moscow's interest in the space station

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Re: Anyway

Only the brave deserve the mint cakes.

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

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Re: Great news

Isn't this outsourcing exactly the problem ?

I no longer have a burning hatred for Jewish people, says Googler now suddenly no longer at Google

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Re: This is confusing

Remember those scatological jokes you thought were so funny in the third grade? How about the locker room humo(u)r when you were 14? Ever compare a classmate to something nasty, or laugh at a "funny" accent, or the way someone in another country does things?

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Read the other day that some singer called Billie Ellish --- of whose works I would avoid like the plague, no offence to her --- is being taken down for having used the word 'chink' when she was 13...

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Re: Shakespeare

There is no place for 'boorish egotists' amongst the High Leaders of Tech...

Make-me-admin holes found in Windows, Linux kernel

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Angel

' Other Linux distributions are likely vulnerable and probably exploitable'

Yeah, 'bout that...

KDE PCLinuxOS has been giving me a new kernel about twice a week [ rolling-release, though I am not thrilled with that concept ( personally preferring to re-install every six months ) --- yet it works perfectly ] --- so I think I'm covered.

Plus, with Pale Moon --- xul for the win ! --- it looks exactly like 2012, after which UX and UI unutterably devolved.

Troll jailed for 5 years after swatting of Twitter handle owner ends in death

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Re: calling someone's accent British makes little sense.

Like Vincent Price, Mr. Mason's accent was entirely his own.

Hong Kong working to share its digital IDs with mainland China

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If You Have Done Nothing Wrong

You have nothing to hide, Citizen.

Pentagon scraps $10bn JEDI winner-takes-all cloud contract

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Simply Business

Jeff Bezos always knew that ousting Trump via his Washington Post would pay off big time.

Nvidia launches Cambridge-1, UK's most powerful supercomputer, in Arm's neighbourhood

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Re: "Brexit-stricken", rilly?

If a screaming mob of fans led by a vulgar set of agitators board a bus and steer it into a wall, causing unfathomable damage, it seems singularly stupid and condescending to smugly admonish victims to 'Get Over It' five years, or fifty, years later.

Why the fuck should anyone 'get over' anything just because told to by the satisfied ?

Now everyone can take in the sights and smells of a London tram station shut for 70 years

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The 'Good' of charging a Just Price rather than gouging and profiteering ?

There are other ways of dealing with under-supply.

Devilish plans for your next app update ensure they never happen – unless you start praying

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Re: Crime of the century

... and using personal email for government business, thus sidestepping necessary accountability,

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Lock Him Up !

A real go-GETTR: Former Trump aide tries to batter Twitter by ripping off its UI

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WTF?

88 Seems More Traditional

I've never heard of the Afrikaner Resistance Movement, so really can't blame them for missing that.

UK arm of international charity the Salvation Army hit by ransomware attack

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Re: dirty pool, dude

Americans apparently believe the YMCA was founded in America.

As they assume most inventions/discoveries such as electricity, radio, telephony, cars etc. etc. were their's. I've even read on an internet webpage that the native Indians taught the European invaders how to wear shoes.

As a great sociologist, George Gorer observed on this Yankee misconception after the second world war: Suppressio veri, suggestio falsi..

You, robo-car maker, any serious accidents, I want to know about them, stat – US watchdog

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WTF?

Musk will fear a $22,992 daily penalty

I would have thought this had been mandated from the start.

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

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Re: We have this shit in Italy

Looked that up.

From 2013 to February 2015, the main spokesperson of the SIAE organization was the songwriter Gino Paoli, who was the president of the society. Paoli resigned after he was investigated for tax evasion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIAE

India to open-source its Co-WIN national vaccination booking platform

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The Better 'Ole

Boris and Dido are looking envious.

Bug at payments processor WorldPay swipes £2k+ per ride ticket from Brighton Pier revellers

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WTF?

I May Be Cheap...

But it wouldn't take me an hour to see that I had paid £2000 for a ride.

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

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Re: Windows 10 like Windows 7

The first thing a Charity ought to do is to landfill every old ( <3 years ) piece of kit and buy the very latest recommended kit --- and budget for Windows Licenses. After all, charities' main purpose is to support international conglomerates.

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Re: So, SatNad...

I'm not that concerned about various governments looking at my computer use; I am though very concerned about ghastly marketing firms and things like Microsoft reading my data.

Selling someone an operating system does not include the included right to check what the buyer is doing with his computer for ever more.

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Re: Windows

Yeah, the first thing a purchaser from PC World does with a new computer is dive into the BIOS settings.

You won't want that Linux bling if it comes from Pling: Marketplace platform has critical vulnerabilities

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Re: Gnome-Look

Yet KDE still refuses to bring back different wallpapers for each Virtual Desktop *. Good luck finding a cure for that **.

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* I've always had 16 virtual desktops, and I'm still bitter.

** There's a kind application on Pling, Vallpaper, but a/ it didn't work for me, and b/ it's something that should be integral for KDE to provide.

British minister claims technology makes maritime cannibalism obsolete

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Unhappy

Oat Cuisine

Tins of turnips ?

Treaty of Roam finally in ashes: O2 cracks, joins rivals, adds data roaming charges for heavy users in EU

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As Soon As They Could...

After the referendum, the four main UK operators were noncommittal about whether they would re-introduce dreaded roaming charges, which saw punters rack up massive bills without even realising. In 2018, each said they had made no concrete plans, but their protestations were worded in a way that gave sufficient wiggle room for future changes.

I rather remember excitable quitters stating it was part of Project Fear and that our good British operators would never go back on their non-imposition of roaming charges.

They always were gullible.

UK gains 'adequacy' status on data sharing with EU, but making that stick all depends on how much post-Brexit law diverges

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Worldbeating

Our new post-Brexit Ranking

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Well. "Bill McNeal is adequate."

I'm sorry, Bill.

Sorry? Sorry you weren't singled out and deemed adequate?

I don't think that's quite the superlative you think it is.

I beg to differ.

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Newsradio : S003E002

What knocked out Brit cloud slinger Memset for the night? A busted fibre cable upstream of its data centre, apparently

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Re: The clue is right there…

Don't see how this applies to broken cables outside their remit.

'Google is present at almost all levels of the supply chain' for online ads: It's time for a competition probe, says EU

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Really ?

"Thousands of European businesses use our advertising products to reach new customers and fund their websites every single day."

One imagines that without advertising stuff would still be getting sold.

Just without a tax to keep Google in business.

'Set it and forget it' attitude to open-source software has become a major security problem, says Veracode

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WTF?

The Solution is Simple for Those who Mislike Open Source

Just don't use it.

Dozens of Iranian media websites devoured by the Great Satan, apparently

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Mushroom

Bloody Fascists.

School teacher accused of pocketing $1m+ in insider trading using tips from Silicon Valley pal

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WTF?

a high school teacher and sports bookmaker ... gave me pause; but I did not know that acting on information passed to one counted as the ridiculous offence of insider trading. I assumed one had to be an insider who profited from what one knew.

Anyway, good luck to him. There are worse things.

Ryuk ransomware recovery cost us $8.1m and counting, says Baltimore school authority

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The Price of Admiralty

To keep that competitive edge they have in native intelligence, America spends crazy stupid money on all forms of Education. State schools; private schools; universities; community colleges etc., whilst also keeping costs down by not paying staff much --- in a great tradition reaching back to British Public boarding schools where the headmaster paid himself ten times as much as his average master.

American reverence for Education surpasses its reverence for God --- but not so much as that for Money.

You'd think they could afford to pay for back-ups.

UK launches consultation on forcing landlords to allow gigabit broadband upgrades

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True. Just yesterday I didn't answer a phone call that merely displayed Restricted Number, supposing it to be another delightful robotic This is Amazon, calling about your accounts scams.

A txt from my surgery then asked me to make another appointment for some phone consultation missed. I pointed out that Restricted Number sounds like Room 101 calling rather than inspiring confidence, and the girl apologetically explained they'd recently improved their phone systems.

Biden expands Chinese tech and military blocklist to 59 companies

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Re: Mr. Biden, Tear Down This Wall !

Actually Scranton Joe is his own choice, and adopted to demonstrate he's a plain working man from the grassroots who has led a modest life of ordinary folk since the day he want into politics.

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Irish too, he says. Having had an Irish ancestor who came to the United States in, I think, 1849.

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Mr. Biden, Tear Down This Wall !

In so many ways Scranton Joe is wisely continuing his predecessor's policies, he's a breath of stale air.

Just when everyone thought things might be looking up, Dido Harding admits interest in top job at NHS England

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Opting In or Out

Oddly, the Opt-Out page[s] has a quite confusing lay-out, leading to doubt as to what one has agreed to, until the very end. Quite unlike what one would expect.

Went right on to the end of the road though, guided by the explanatory document regarding this venture:

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Just as written:

We are not going to sell your data

NHS Digital does not sell data. It does however charge those who want to access its data for the costs of making the data available to them.

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https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/advice-for-the-public

Supreme Court narrows Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: Misusing access not quite the same as breaking in

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Re: Courtpocalypse?

Partisan appointments of judges --- Supreme or lesser --- and civil service appointments existed since the minute the United States was created. And was a feature [ to the parties and their presidents ] and not a bug.

Don't know about other countries, but certainly in Britain judges were appointed by party from the 17th century creation of Factional Party Government. It may or may not be the case now, since judges are appointed by the legal system itself rather than by parliament, no idea --- but as late as the last century some on the Left were under the impression that British judges veered to conservative views.

Google's diversity strat lead who said Jews have 'insatiable appetite for war' is no longer diversity strat lead

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Dispassionately

How about an open free dialogue where all with different opinions are able to posit their positions and be challenged respectfully as equals leading from thesis to antithesis to synthesis where eventually conversions are made by both sides leading to finding a common ground ?

Conservative Party fined one-third of a luxury food hamper by ICO for nuisance email campaign

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The Common Man

Most ordinary people who eat £27,000 of food for two people in 8 months will wonder what all the fuss is about.

Dominic Cummings: Health secretary's 'stupid' targets delayed building UK test and trace system to combat COVID

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Re: Hindsight

(and Germany is not far behind the UK w.r.t. deaths now).

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Though it spoils the glee of anti-europeans, rubbing their hands in anticipation of millions of further deaths in Germany to emphasize their alleged vaccination failures and beastliness --- starting back early last year when some clod in government dismissed the statistics on the grounds 'we don't know how this will change' ---

Germany's Death-Rate per million is: 1060

Britain's Death-Rate per million is: 1873

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The reliable https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ ( though all foreigners are lying all the time of course, since non-Britons lack the essential integrity of our prime minister. )

Big Tech has a big problem with Florida passing a law that protects politicians from web moderation

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Re: Not quite.

What about Nazi Birthday Cakes ?

Ganja believe it? Police make hash of suspected weed farm raid, pot Bitcoin mine instead

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Suspicion

“We heard how lots of people were visiting the unit at different times of day, lots of wiring and ventilation ducts were visible, and a police drone picked up a considerable heat source from above,” the statement said.

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Can't say I am au fait with the state of industry today --- and I avoid Industrial Estates like the Covid, on general principles --- but I would have thought a vast number of legitimate enterprises had these characteristics.

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If they were tipped off, the informer was evidently wrong about the cannabis; and once upon a time in England ( and maybe still in the USA ) one could get a warrant thrown out if misstated [ even if a name was misspelled, if the jury/magistrate was sympathetic ].

Hi, Congress. FTC here. It would be so wonderful if you could let us recover money stolen from victims by crooks

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Re: What's going on?

It started off in the 18th & 19th centuries as a mainly British and French thing, but soon found it's natural home in the United States from the start, as heriting so much from both political regimes; flowering in the Gilded Age, and reaching it's final delirium there in the mid-20th century to now decay into it's ultimate mania.

Reports link Bill Gates' departure from Microsoft board in 2020 with probe into employee affair

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None Of My Business

And allegations about his dealings with the late Mr. Epstein are absurd.

Bill --- as always --- was solely interested in acquiring some of Mr. Epstein's money, and saw an easy mark.

Your private data has been nabbed: Please update your life as soon as possible while we deflect responsibility

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Re: Fake PII FTW.

No. When you look, even briefly, at a webpage, you have implicitly signed a contract in blood that for evermore they --- and their designated agent, mostly Google --- have the right to track you ( and show you adverts ) until one or the other parties is dead.

Otherwise the Internet will die.

Google leads Big Tech effort to ensure H-1B spouses can continue working in America

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The New Oil

I rather understand both side's points of view, but why is America's Economy and future use of technological 'brilliance' entirely formed of Big Computer Tech Firms and their needs; and the Internet; and the Internet's propagation of Big Advertising --- being reliant thereon --- ?

I'm obviously fond of both computers and the Internet --- up to a point, and not when it includes Fat Slab Style --- but there is more to life. A future where the most productive non-extractive ( since those things are as finite as we ourselves ) industry is people writing endless apps is quite bleak.

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Nor is there any reason why the Big Tech firms swallow half the wealth of the world...

Cloudflare launches campaign to ‘end the madness’ of CAPTCHAs

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Re: Hardware dongles?

Buses look very different in different places, and the word "bus" is not well defined in many places (particularly non-English speaking). Is a taxi a bus? What about a minibus taxi? What about one of those long wheelbase tuktuks that fit 8 passengers with people getting on and off at all the traffic lights?

And what of Pui Pui Molcars ?

Google should incorporate these.

'A massive middle finger': Open-source audio fans up in arms after Audacity opts to add telemetry capture

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Audacity:

Mark for Complete Removal.

Perl changes dev's permaban for 'unacceptable' behaviour to a year-long lockout after community response

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Minister of Word and Sacrament

The way he wrote "I later learnt that the person did not learn his lesson" ...

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The Meenister speaks... Shades of the weeist of iron Presbyterian Calvinist cults.

Stuck in R/3verse: East Sussex County Council struggles to move forward with £25m SAP replacement

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It's Always Good News In Spokespersonville !

March has been and gone, and now a spokeswoman has told The Register: "The timescale for procurement of the new system has moved to ensure the council can properly review its requirements and undertake the appropriate quality assurance reviews.

UK government resists pressure to hold statutory inquiry into Post Office Horizon scandal

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Re: Best way to start speeding this up

To be fair there were a lot of cogent, thought-provoking reasons presented that were neither racist, nor the more proper term, xenophobic. Just gibberish.

It doesn't really matter how many of us gripe about Google, nothing can stop it printing billions of dollars

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Flame

"Providing Authoritative Information"

Whenever I seek authoritative information I always turn to Google.

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