* Posts by Wolfclaw

521 posts • joined 28 Jun 2012

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Brit local authority appoints a systems integrator in leap to Oracle cloud, but support time-bomb is already ticking

Wolfclaw

I'm sure the council have already put cash from important social services aside to cover the cost, while making sure T&C's make Sol-Tec pay a late delivery penalty, while SOl-Tec have covered any costs by hiking up their winning bid, to make sure it brings in a nice profit. Everybody wins but the public purse !

Struggling company pleads with landlords to slash rents as COVID-19 batters UK high street. The firm's name? Apple

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WTF?

American corporate greed at it's best !

FYI: When Virgin Media said it leaked 'limited contact info', it meant p0rno filter requests, IP addresses, IMEIs as well as names, addresses and more

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FAIL

Time ICO Sharpens Teeth

£20m or 4% looking like an interesting ICO prospect !

Ofcom: Rule change to force UK comms providers to tell you when your contract expires

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Meh

I believe it when I see it, no doubt the ISPs like VM are already looking at loop holes and to be honest OFCOM hasn't got the greatest track record of enforcement.

Senior health tech pros warn NHS England: Be transparent with mass database trawl or face public backlash

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FAIL

No Thanks

Just say no, we know it will be abused and leak !

ACLU sues America's border cops: Tell us everything about these secret search teams targeting travelers

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Stop

USA Land Of The Free .. detention that is

I thought facism was beaten in 1945, seems to be alive and well in USA and other countries, supposedly championing democracy and civil rights !

Microsoft Teams: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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Missing CON

One big con, relying on Microsoft flaky communications, lost count how many times Teams and 365 falls over !

You're not Boeing to believe this, but... Another deadly 737 Max control bug found

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So has Boeing been sued yet for killing people by deisgn flaws ??

Devs slam Microsoft for injecting tech-support scam ads into their Windows Store apps

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As the supplier of the SDK and the ads themselves do they not have a duty of care and possibly open themselves up to a lawsuit.

Brit rocket boffins Reaction Engines notch up first supersonic precooler test

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We Can Still Do it !

Britech at it's best, now watch it go out the window to some US or EU company who will make billions !

On the eve of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft confirms Windows 10 can automatically remove borked updates

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FAIL

How about Microsoft just swallows their pride and say that anything not written for W10x64, will not work for any future version of Window,s strip out all the old crap code from Win 1,2,3,4,95,98,ME,2000,XP,Vista,7,8 and give us the clean, stable, fast 64-bit Windows we want. If software houses don't want to play, screw em !

MPs tear 'naive' British Army a new one over Capita recruitment farce

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Crapita should be banned from ever having a contract that is funded by public money. I can't remember one project they have delivered on time, on budget and producing results promised !

Don't mean to alarm you, but Boeing has built an unmanned fighter jet called 'Loyal Wingman'

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Somebody at Boeing watched Stealth last week and thought, hey I have a brilliant idea for AI fighter !

Cops told live facial recog needs oversight, rigorous trial design, protections against bias

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So here is a report for the government, that the Home office will quietly bury behind the sofa so plod can continue their scanning regardless of legality, accuracy, breach of human rights and don't get me started on GDPR compliance !

Crowdfunded lawyer suing Uber told he can't swerve taxi app giant's £1m legal bill

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Happy

Win Win for all, Uber can get stung for big VAT bill, lawyer can get stung for big legal bill,. oh happy days !

Uncle Sam to its friends around the world: You can buy technology the easy way, or the Huawei

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Fantastic, the EU should buy all Huawei kit and then we don't have to share data and trump can butt smack his 3-letter agencies for connecting US systems when hacking !

A Delta IV Heavy heads for space at last while New Horizons' fumes OK for 'future missions'

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Facepalm

Rockstar - "launching small satellites, something it thought could happen "as early as the first quarter of 2018"." .. they introduced time travel too.

Army had 'naive' approach to Capita's £1.3bn recruiting IT contract, MPs told

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"ancient, creaky Defence Information Infrastructure (DII) IT system", didn't MOD spend millions with HP as lead contractor upgrading It systems to one integrated, system, I should know, I installed thousands of desktops and servers. Smells like BS from top brass, follow the money trail !

FCC's answer to scandal of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US selling people's location data: Burying its head in the ground

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Pai probably has nice little job with big bucks waiting for him from big telco once he leaves the FCC a useless gibbering mess. he should be removed fromoffice immediately and investigated !

More nodding dogs green-light terrible UK.gov pr0n age verification plans

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a quick free VPN to Holland and bingo, no more nanny state !

'Year-long' delay to UK 5G if we spike Huawei deals, say telcos

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Re: Paranoia?

Even if this happened, would be commercial suicide in the west for a Chinese company to do this and the knock on effect to other Chinese companies would be serious threat to China's economy.

UK spies: You know how we said bulk device hacking would be used sparingly? Well, things have 'evolved'...

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I bet GCHQ already have a tamed judge ready to rubberstamp any request or his privates suddenly get leaked to the public !

Brits' DNA data sent to military base after 'foreign' hack attacks – report

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Thumb Up

What is so striking about this story, is that they actually implemented and maintain strong security, rather than waiting unti after a breach. This has to be a first ?

Total Inability To Support User Phones: O2 fries, burning data for 32 million Brits

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Latest update it's a global software fault that is not just for O2.

Microsoft polishes up Chromium as EdgeHTML peers into the abyss

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"speed and reliability increase" .. wash your mouth out for those dirty words, this is Microsoft after all.

Google internal revolt grows as search-engine Spartacuses prepare strike over China

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Big Brother

Mass resignation, would it hurt Google? Maybe in short term delay projects, while they hire replacements, but plenty of people in India (no racism intended) will happily take the job and not care what happens in China., for those that do go, plenty of secret blacklist floating around tech firms !

Marriott's Starwood hotels mega-hack: Half a BILLION guests' deets exposed over 4 years

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This will be expensive !

Blighty: We spent £1bn on Galileo and all we got was this lousy T-shirt

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Simple answer, no access, take £1Bn out of the devource payment, what is the EU going to do ?

Germany pushes router security rules, OpenWRT and CCC push back

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Any product be it routers to mobile phones, once they are no longer supported by the manufacurer with updates, should be made unlocked to open sourec alternatives. For too long manufacturers have gotten away with inbuilt obsolescence for perfectly good equipment to make profits and the politicians and watchdogs have turned a blind eye, especially in these days when everybody is banging a drum about not creating more waste !

Big Q. Tch, what could have persuaded Intel to bring forward 5G chip production six months?

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Lets hope they do a better job of it it unlike their cable modem Puma chipset !

OK Google, why was your web traffic hijacked and routed through China, Russia today?

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Maybe time for anybody who messes with BGP, to be isolated from the rest of the network and force all their traffic through a dedicated gateway. Yes hard luck on for arguments sake China/USA/Russia/UK/Iran/India citizens, as it would enable even easier snooping, but the rest of the world would be more secure.

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

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Unhappy

Look in the dictionary for obnoxious, incompetant, ignorant, muppet and you will see a reference link back to Diane Abbott. Jeez can you image her and Corbyn doing the bare back beast, shudder and pass the puke bucket !

Ex-Microsoft manager sues former coworkers and Windows giant over claims of sex assault, gender discrimination

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$$$ If the new company wants to keep access to the Microsoft money machine, they tow the line!

Wolfclaw

Interesting one to watch, if all true, not going to end nicely for Microsft and going to cost serious money, but they can afford it, but the two male workers may not !

Uncle Sam, D-Link told to battle in court over claims of shoddy device security: Judge snubs summary judgment bids

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D-LInk guilty, now bend over and accept judgement !

US draft bill moots locking up execs who lie about privacy violations

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Bosses at Google, Facebook, <insert any other megacorp> better check out local soft prisons have decent wifi for the bosses to work from their new homes, but I doubt the law it will see the light of day, politicians will be fudged off with vague promises of self-regulation or plain old bought off with quiet brown envelopes with donations.for re-election fund.

30 spies dead after Iran cracked CIA comms network with, er, Google search – new claim

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Re: Hmmmm, 2008, 2010 and 2012

Changed his underwear and skin colour to political establishment white !

Exiting DWP digital boss Mayank Prakash switches to energy biz Centrica

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DWP failure rewarded with big pay packet at private sector !

US Republicans bash UK for tech tax plan

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Typical US politician, happy to do whatever it takes to protect home market and companies that funnel $$$ to their slush funds, but slag off anybody else trying to make them pay their fair share !

If you have inner peace, it's probably 'cos your broadband works: Zen Internet least whinged-about Brit ISP – survey

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Re: Another happy Zen customer here

BS. Son in laws father had Superdud3, 45Meg on a 100meg connection. Stuck it in modem mode, hooked up a spare Asus AC66+Merlin firmware, 102Meg down and wifi all over the house. Just cheap crap hardware, using dodgy Intel chipset !

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Facepalm

No point moaning about VM, they have it written in to T&C's that they reserve the right to suck !

Budget 2018: UK goes it alone on digital sales tax for tech giants

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You can gurantee that the fat cats corps already have their accountants, lawyers and other shady people, going over the new rules, to see how to bend them to pay no tax !

European Commission: We've called off the lawyers over Ireland's late collection of Apple back taxes

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14.3B will buy Jean-Claude Drunckered a lot of wine !

You like HTTPS. We like HTTPS. Except when a quirk of TLS can smash someone's web privacy

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Cat and Mouse game, companies will always find a way to track you, once one technique is found and blcoked, another will be developed. Companies like Facebook have too much money invested or revensue to lose if they don't !

Microsoft points to a golden future where you can make Windows 10 your own

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Windows 7 should have been left alone, until W10 had all the old GUI elements replaced, so the GUI is uniform and then a core build should have been released with everything else as bolt on extra from the store, then everybody gets the best of all options, but no Microsft likes to d o half assd jobs and then try and clean up the mess !

Virgin Media? More like Virgin Meltdown: Brit broadband ISP falls over amid power drama

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FAIL

Think it's about time that regulations are brought in to force ISP's to refund customers automatically for every 4 hour or part period of time service is down or impeeded, similar to to airline delays, but without so many dodgy get of jail clauses written in to stop them paying up. Then the network may improve, if it hurts their bottom line profits !

Microsoft Windows 10 October update giving HP users BSOD

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Consumer auto-updates is a good thing, is things bork for an extremely small percentage, well thats what backup to the cloud is for right, who wnats millions of zombie machines pushing of spam !

Business, well should never happen, as tehy should be usuing best practice patch testing and central deployment? After all, they have shareholders and profit margins to worry about, don't want big fines for exaple in the financial industry for upacthed holes?

Oh no, Xi didn't! Chinese spymaster cuffed in Belgium, yoinked to US on aerospace snoop rap

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Wonder if a deal will be made to exchange for the Interpol boss nabbed by Chinese ?

Microsoft deletes deleterious file deletion bug from Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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Re: No mystery

Delays for QA cost money/stock price and that comes before anything else, including the users as "we can fix that later for corporate release and its just the lame duck consumers beta testers" seems to be Microsofts mindset these days..

Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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FAIL

Going to be a lot of dodgy calls from can I say it wihtout being racist, India from so calle WIndows Support saying your files have been zappe dby W10 update, can we remote in and fix. If Microsoft want us to trust them to do updates as and when as a service, they need to cut the BS, accept insider program is not QA tetsing and get their sh!t organised or just give up !

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