* Posts by JayBizzle

89 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Jul 2012


TalkTalk gets record £400k slap-slap from Brit watchdog


Quote taken from BBC:

TalkTalk said the fine was "disappointing" as it had "co-operated fully" with the investigation.

"The TalkTalk attack was notable for our decision to be open and honest with our customers from the outset. This gave them the best chance of protecting themselves."

This is the bit that really got on my nerves; we gave customers the best opportunity to fix the consequences from our mess. They did F' all to help customers and caused worry and stress. They then also caused a number of companies pain by having to replace bank cards, extra fraud checks, handle extra phone calls etc. who pays for that?

Then Talk Talk is still disappointed in the fine? *Seething!* Total boycott of this company is required.

So much rage about them giving zero fucks about their customers, I could rant about it this for a while.

One million patients have opted out of Care.data


Re: " £4.2bn to "bring the NHS into the digital age"

Don't forget you need to triple the number to work out the real amount of money going to be wasted.

£12.6Bn it is!

El Reg celebrates Back to the Future Day


Hey son, whilst you're watching the atrocity channel, drink this atrocity that I made to go with the atrocity that I am wearing....


"I'm not sure where Jennifer is mom, she should have been home hours ago and I am having a hard time keeping track of her these days...."


With these augmented reality glasses you can still have shit coffee at home but pretend you're still in that crappy Cafe 80's.

Chinese fraudsters hitch a ride on Uber accounts


Weak and reused passwords....

translates into...

please wait for your taxi to arrive which will take you a place where zero f**ks are given

Storage device reported stolen from insurer RSA's data centre


Re: Weasel words from those looking to evade culpability

Should have seen the crap that Carphone Warehouse came out with. Disgusting attitude and put it all at the door of the consumer and their banks to sort it out.

If this keeps happening then I'm afraid there will be pressure to legislate against this and make the companies take full responsbility for their (lack of) actions.

At least RSA offered to do something.

Judge flips class-action switch on Uber drivers' lawsuit against cab biz


So essentially are Uber saying if you are a contractor then we get a slice of your added value.

If part of the loss of tips is down to card processing fees, well that's part of using the service. Any more than that and they, in my opinion, have no right to it as they did nothing to earn that portion. Having not looked in the T&C's though they may say they take a percentage of the total revenue which is hard to argue with if you signed it.

BACS Bank Holiday BALLS UP borks 275,000 payments


Surely they will just fix the issue and run the batch again?

Faster payments runs 24/7 so I imagine they could run them over that system.

But then that might be too easy....

Stop taking drug advice from Kim Kardashian on Twitter, sighs watchdog


I get the joy of listnening to drug adverts from the USA and the side effects listed are longeest part of the ad. After hearing them I would wonder why anyone would bother getting them.

Warning may cause premature death but your headache will be gone.

Hackers hid Carphone Warehouse breach with DDoS smokescreen – report


I hope they do provide some detail as to what went on and how they got in etc. as it may help those of us that deal with this on a daily basis when challenging our own security model.

It would be a missed opportunity for everyone if they shut up shop and keep schtum about it.

Online pizza order saves woman and children from knife-wielding kidnapper


And no one died? Three cheers for the cops' lack of itchy trigger finger.

Silk Road seller 'blew through all that money using drugs and going to strip clubs'


Living the pisshead dream

Canuck Bitcoin exchange gives up after security SNAFU


Will the threat of those trying to steal Bitcoins put the sword through Bitcoin? It's hard to consider trusting any of the Bitcoin exchanges given the well publiscised breaches and that would lower the value imo due to the risk factor

Q for anyone: Is this ability to steal Bitcoin inherent in the design of it, the design of how it is "held" or the immaturity of the market?

VCs say Uber is worth $41bn... but don't worry, we're not in a bubble


Can we get a proper comparison please?

How many double decker buses will it buy and if stacked on top of each other will they reach the moon?


Ohio man cuffed again for shagging inflatable pool raft


I think the real story here is how they fail to address his mental health problems and simply lock him away. It isn't going to help the guy as he obviously has a problem, and the big problem isn't necessarily that he choses to get amorous with plastic, it is where he does it in full view in a public place.

You know all those resources we're about to run out of? No, we aren't


I enjoyed this article, so thanks.

Slight concern you mentioned recycling in a possibly negative light, unless there is a particular reason that it is a bad thing to recycle metals?

Material control is what makes people money, so their agenda will be to control it. We can look outside of metals and look at De Beers as a good example for this.

Would be interested to also see the numbers behind coal, gas and oil examined similarly please.

Urinating teen polluted 57 Olympic-sized swimming pools - cops


Maybe it was Terrorist pee?

I wonder what effect putting that amount of water into the environment over a very short space of time would have?

Anyway today I had 5 Olympic sized showers but refrained from adding my own water sauce, there probably was no need for the guy to be adding his to the reservoir but you can always rely on the Yanks to go over the top.

Oh and thank God for the UK system.

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse confirm £3.7bn merger


A big blow for Phones 4 U (boohoo)

Winklevoss twins eye up NASDAQ: Publicly traded Bitcoin fund... what could go wrong?


A fool² is easily parted with his money.

Surprised no one has managed to obtain their coins yet.

No doubt they'll have takers though if they can get it through.

Reg hack hacked off by iPhone 5 repair notice


All I can say is....

About bloody time!

Piss takers wanted £129 to replace my phone when it was an obvious known fault. Now I need to haul my backside to the nearest Apple Store for it to be fixed (I need a temp phone). Thanks Apple, I wish you had got to this policy sooner, perhaps 2 months ago when I hauled my arse down there for this exact issue.

Bulls hit city streets after alleged Samsung ad shoot hits the fan


Re: Thumbs up for the title

I have upvoted this because I agree, but it feels dirty that you a benefiting from the author

Elderly Bletchley Park volunteer sacked for showing Colossus exhibit to visitors


If ever there was a time for El Reg to launch some campaign journalism, then this might be it. A noble cause to get those short sighted idiots to sort their lives out. Sacking a volunteer for being interesting and ensuring a more complete view of history is given is an absolute joke.

El Reg preps relaunch of Cash’n’Carrion online merchandise emporium


Can we have?....

Can we have a Reg conversion app please? I'm keen to know how many double decker buses fit into 15 football pitches and I would like that at the touch of a screen (apple or android).


Thanks for suggesting eBay should flog PayPal. It's not happening, CEO tells Carl Icahn


Mr Icahn likes to give people headaches doesn't he?

What ever floats your boat I suppose.

From Dept of REALLY? Sueball lobbed at Apple over crap iOS Maps app


Re: So in the UK

Yes I definitely can see the anti women subtext within the article as well as racism and homophobia.

Nothing to do with the fact that I am looking for any sort of angle or being over-sensitive, it is all there in black and white.

And you must warn the world! All women in the US if you are alone you will get shot!*

(*not my actual view but hypebole allowed, clearly)

Want to go to billionaire Sun kingpin's beach? Hope you're a strong swimmer


this feels like the American way... I'm all for it

Twitter spills unprofitable guts in $1bn IPO filing


Re: I doubt this will be much of a surprise to anyone

I'm always suprised by this type of comment;

"And now that Imstagram are going to start sending ads - well, it's been fun, but... Goodnight Vienna."

For these services that you use and no doubt enjoy for free, how are they expected to pay for themselves?

A revenue model has to be applied for them to continue to exist and I doubt you'll pay a subscription, so what else should they do?

And you are willing to not use a service because of some adverts? I assume you ad block El Reg as well?

Launchpads, catapults... what a load of - WAIT, there's £15m for grabs?


They really are looking forward... they have innovated a time accelerator.

"The Technology Strategy Board's Creative Industries Strategy launched in September 2103 "

iPhone 5S: Apple, you're BORING us to DEATH (And you too, Samsung)


What is left to do?

I agree I'm not sure what is left to do in this space;

When you look at the basics of what people want from a phone we have it all now;










Motion control


So what does its leave, we can go faster and we can improve accuracy and size. Even if you put it in a watch you haven't really innovated greatly you have just stuck two things together because you can. It's a new form factor in essence.

What more could we possibly need? That hasn't been thought of already with phones?

Don't tell the D-G! BBC-funded study says Beeb is 'too right wing'


Re: Mathew 7:7

Having seen the rubbish they spout in the USA, i'd prefer the not perfect "independent" news from the BBC.

If it went commercial they'd be overly keen to ensure they broke the news first and more senstionalist reporting to attract viewers. No thanks.

Bolivian president's jet grounded so officials can look for Snowden

Big Brother

Re: Land of the free... home of the brave

Dear Boltar,

I didn't say that no one else did it, but since the U.S.A. is currently in the focus, I focused my comment on them.

zài jiàn

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Lady Penelope in that one? Didn't know Parker was a pilot as well

Jeff will be happy to see her.....


Land of the free... home of the brave

The U.S.A. needs to get its house in order and Cameron could be seen to be a player on the world stage if he gets some balls (not the Ed kind) and says to Obama, "listen Bara me old chum, hows about not bugging everyone, yeah? Other NATO countries don't like it, especially if you don't tell them"

There is no longer a cold war and you will not reduce the threat of Terrorism from pissing off all of your mates.

Team America World Police.. Fuck NO!

Glasgow subway's new smart tickets aren't, moan passengers


Re: Too cheap

It must be some English subsidy paying for it again... what's that about Oil and Gas you say?

RBS Mainframe Meltdown: A year on, the fallout is still coming


The articale talks about a LTSB outage based on a change to old hardware... well they moved to a brand spanking new core banking system as part of integration of HBOS, this apperas to have gone very smoothly (from a customer perspective).

Im with the others who are making comments in that user and process error are main root cause faults not the kit itself... but what ever keeps the top brass happy, no one in IT is really going to say no to more investment and new shiny stuff.

Who's to be the next Dr Who? Sherlock beats Maurice - says you


I see that Richard Madden (Rob Stark) is now free, maybe him... he already knows Jenna VERY well.... so the chemistry might be good (git)

So, who ought to be the next Doctor Who? It's up to YOU...


Re: Joe Gilgun

"Vince from Mongrels"

That is Paul Kaye

i.e. Dennis Pennis, Strutter and he is in Game of Thrones (not dead yet, I think)

It would be left field, but I think it would work... "oi Dalek, did you just call me a c....!?"

Murdoch Facebook gloat: You're like my $580m, 'CRAPPY' MySpace


Obvious Murdoch trolling going on there but to what end? What interest does he have in Facebook going down the drain? or is it just pure jealousy that he missed the bandwagon.

France weighing 'culture tax' on phones, slabs, PCs, TVs


Re: European Legality

Anyone speak French, I have an idea for a business?

UK superfast broadband crew: EC competition bods are holding us up


Re: What has the EU do do with it anyway?

Because it suits the Government not to do that.

On the one hand they can say, we are playing by the rules but the awkward people in Europe wont allow us to get things done.

And if the EU do come through, they can say; we worked hard to persuadethe EU that this was the best deal fro the UK, aren't we great?!

We are not as forceful and stubborn as the French workers, we tried to be once, we didn't like it and put Charles II back on the throne.

Setanta, ESPN couldn't make UK footie TV work. How will BT Sport?


I wish BT luck with this, nothing wrong with a bit of competition for Sky and they are big enough to take them on.

I have BT fibre and Sky HD already but I am not really interested in the Sports as I think it is a needless expense but if BT are giving it for free I might take a look.

Twitter turns off Tweetdeck's life support after lengthy coma


Re: fined £375 each time

Twitter actually makes a profit now?

Now Fujitsu breaks up with UK tech distributor Northamber


Staring at the Abyss.....

Google preps for Brussels wrist-slap


Re: Wait

But supermarkets do advertise their competitors for example Asda is always banging the "according to MySupermarket.com, Asda had x items cheaper than Tesco". They acknowledge they exist and offer a reason to shop with them instead.

Anyway your analogy should be that you go to Asda and you have only Asda own brand products to buy from and it's the only supermarket that you can reasonably get to. When people shop they want choice or they want cheap, in Google land the majority of the time they want what is at the top.

Vinyl sales reach 15 year high, Blighty becomes No. 3 music buyer

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Although it is now a small niche market - I'm not sure if Vinyl will ever die out. In the world of digital its just nice to have something to look at and CD's/ Tapes aren't really as aesthetically pleasing.

Gov report: Actually, evil City traders DIDN'T cause the banking crash


Re: This has worried me for a while

Banks work on a process of Risk Weighted Assets and all lending is attributed a risk, pre 2008 any lending to governments would carry a 0-10% risk (now much higher) and an unsecured loan was considered up to 100% risk.

Therefore the bank would need to keep a portion of money aside (a percentage of a percentage) to cover the losses that could be incurred from the loan not being repaid.

Quite simply this means that to lend more money in this current climate means they have to keep more money locked up (Capital Ratio) which costs more money to the banks. So they aren't going to lend to small riskier businesses unless someone gives them a guarantee which reduces the risk.

What SME's seem to fail to realise is that they are high risk ventures, but unfortunately this doesn't account for the fact that a business is a good idea and can indeed profitable (you hear the success stories despite the lack of lending) but banks dont care about potential, they care about getting their money and interest back. The only entity that can fill the gap is the Government.

Voda: Brit kids will drown in TIDAL WAVE of FILTH - it's all Ofcom's fault


Mobile operators are not really recognising how customers view their contracts with them.

They see it as a fixed term, fixed price contract. No matter if the operators say that price changes are covered in the small print or not, that is the customer perception and it is nearly always sold that way. So any price rise will always piss a customer off.

Of course the operators are going to fight it but it just shows to customers their attitude, why don't they just spend their energy highlighting the key points in the small print instead? They all do it so their is no competitive disadvantage here.

Paying a TV tax makes you happy - BBC


I know how lucky I am, I am not in the bash the BBC/Licence Fee corner.

However, sending people to jail (and if they are at the lower end of the Socio-Economic scale) seems very harsh especially as the cost to prosecute and maintain a prisoner far outwieghs the cost of the licence.

Oz Bank share price dives after reveal of IBM/Oracle plan


Re: Exactly.

Not a financial journo, just an IT one