* Posts by petetp

14 publicly visible posts • joined 18 Jun 2013

Buggy software could lock a Jeep's cruise control


Surely, nothing can go w o r n g....

Cease all motor function!

FCC Commissioner blasts new TV standard as a 'household tax'


Re: "The more you tighten your grasp, the more systems will slip through your fingers."

Don't know about you, but here in Blighty it is very common indeed to have no data caps at all.

Which is nice.

Sci-Fi titan Jerry Pournelle passes,
aged 84


Jerry Pournelle was a libertarian probably, and certainly politically to the right, but he was no kind of Nazi - you should apologise for that terrible slur.


I had all of his and Larry Niven's novels and stories, and as an avid BYTE reader, I would usually read his column first.

RIP Jerry, you gave a lot of people a lot to think about.

Happy 4th of July: Norks tests another missile


Happy American Brexit Day anyway.

'Major incident' at Capita data centre: Multiple services still knackered


Crapita eats the shit sandwich again.

How does this company manage to stay in business?

Phishing scum going legit to beat browser warnings


The phuckers.

That's cute. AI and IoT need 'ethics regulation', mumbles Lib Dem baron


Bah - you think skynet needs an invitation, puny human?


Aw, bless.

'Hacker' accused of idiotic plan to defraud bank out of $1.5 million


Wow. ~ Just... wow.

And this waste of skin can breathe in and out too?

TalkTalk attack: 'No legal obligation to encrypt customer bank details', says chief


That's what happens when an arts graduate with no technical experience gets hired as CEO is it?

What an outrageous, self-serving comment!

'Revenge porn' bully told not to post people's nude pics online. That's it. That's his punishment



There's a face only a moth could love.

What a complete tool he must be.

BBC abandons 3D TV, cites 'disappointing' results


Oh look, another bucketload of public cash flushed down the toilet by the ever-wasteful BBC.

Will they be giving the idiot who drove this project forward a huge payoff before being sent home on garden leave as well?

Good to see them looking after every penny they steal from the tax-payer.

HP sacks English employees to bag Scots gov jobs cash


Re: English Taxpayers

>That makes Lloyds/HBOS and RBS Scottish, and HSBC English. Simples.

Err... HSBC, the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, is as "English" as egg foo yung.

All big corporations are multinational monstrosities that take their profits wherever they can get them, and if that means screwing over two "nations" in one country to blackmail a few million ito encourage them to bring a few hundred jobs to their country and make a few politicians look better, that's just fine by them.

Ker-ching, thanks mugs!