* Posts by GeneralDisaster

11 posts • joined 2 Jul 2014

Industrial Light & Magic: 40 years of Lucas's pioneering FX-wing


Re: Rogue1

As a kid I was always confused by rouge trooper being blue. I assumed he should be red.

White House sicko sent down for 20 years after sexting underage girls


Re: I wonder..

I wonder if former congressman weiner will be so heavily punished, he is on the hook for similar activities.

Brexit: Time to make your plans, UK IT biz


Re: Whose agenda?

They very much do force privatisation, I live in Ireland and the introduction of water meters here has been very contentious. The latest missive from the company Irish Water is that if they don't do as ordered by the troika there will be fines and court cases.

Sovereignty went out the window with the EU.

Your new car will dob you in to the cops if you crash, decrees EU


Re: Sound bites bite back

My new Ford has this service included, but only if paired with my phone. The car asks after an airbag deployment if the driver is ok, if there is no reply then the emergency services are called.

Google’s plan for WORLD DOMINATION takes shape. And it begins with a patent


I for one

welcome our new robot/car/drone/etc. overlords.

Idiot thieves walk free after stolen iPad uploads pics of them with loot


51 months to get his money back

That's what irks me the most. an honest worker who has been robbed has to wait 51 months to get his money back from this cretin. is he really going to be out earning that for the next 4 years? or be in prison for some other offence before he can repay the victim.

Elite: Dangerous 'billionaire' gamers are being 'antisocial', moan players


Re: But it works for me so I don't see the problem

That's the spirit! Somebody who actually gets how the internet works.

Sony sued by ex-staff over daft security, leaked privates


12 years gone from the company, and they still have all his details...

what about the guy in the class action suite, 12 years left the company, but his personal data is still on file. under EU data protection legislation data can only be kept for as long as it is required. Why were they holding his personal information for so long? He should take them to the cleaners, he should have been purged from the systems years ago. How many of us could also be affected by companies that we used to work for? I know my old company never purged this from the HR systems either.

Did rock-hard aliens turn young Earth MOIST? New probe data emerges


Re: musical reference in strapline

I prefered the doctor stranglove reference, precious bodily fluids. Is it friday yet?

£2k burning a hole in your pocket? Let this 'advanced' DRONE relieve you


Re: Awesome Toy

I'm pretty sure the descent speed can exceed the stated figure. Lost power to my hexacopter and it beat that by a large margin!

British and European data cops probe Facebook user-manipulation scandal


LOL, irish data protection commissioner

I wouldn't hold out much hope of the Irish being able to do much, here is their rather tiny office that is already a source of much mirth here in Ireland. A toothless watchdog in a very small kennel if ever there was one. the remit from central government seems to be don't bite the hand that feeds it (large tech companies), that don't much pay much tax, but hey that's another story.



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