* Posts by cantankerous swineherd

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Whistleblower raises alarm over UK Nursing and Midwifery Council's DB

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Re: You just cant get more bread and butter

could probably manage it on paper at lower cost than fucking about with computers. a dozen clerks to handle the annual turnover of registrants?

Bank's struggle to replace Atos threw system back to dark ages

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national savings used to work perfectly well with paper and pen at the post office.

billions of GBP later all they've done is degraded the service.

Dutch government in panic mode over keeping ASML in the country

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a Dutch company has to get permission from the Americans to sell stuff to China? how have they managed that?

City council megaproject to spend millions for manual work Oracle system was meant to do

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not sure why you're getting sniffy about this, looks to be way cheaper than fannying about with oracle / sap / whatever.

City of London ditches Oracle for SAP in search of ERP enlightenment

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this one will run and run

Whether to move off Oracle is the $100M+ question for Europe's largest public body

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so the auditor sells himself as the expert but hasn't got any answers.

councillors would be well advised to walk away from this and let the government fuck it up instead.

Atos talks to banks over refinancing after rights issue falls through

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if you owe the bank 2 billion, the bank has the problem, not you.

Linus Torvalds flames Google kernel contributor over filesystem suggestion

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there is nothing, but nothing, wrong in calling out bullshitters in the strongest possible terms.

they should be shunned and reviled.

UK biometrics boss bows out, bemoaning bureaucratic blunders

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matey f***s off to a lucrative seat on the board of directors I'll be bound.

Fairberry project brings a hardware keyboard to the Fairphone

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soldering? hats off to you guys I can't even do assembly.

UK lawmakers say live facial recognition lacks a legal basis

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this is bollocks, anpr doesn't have a legal basis either, it's not prohibited so it's allowed. no frenchies here, by god.

don't get me wrong, I dislike anpr and faecal recognition alike, but the law isn't your friend on this issue.

Windows 3.11 trundles on as job site pleads for 'driver updates' on German trains

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I've got half a dozen 3.5 floppy installation disks for windows. version unspecified, but the label says for DOS systems.

open to offers.

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Re: Improvement?

cobol, I'm going to learn COBOL

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this sounds sort of safety critical?

what am I missing?

Raspberry Pi on IPO plans: 'We want to be ready when the markets are ready'

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Re: memberries

lol, harsh but fair.

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Re: Here's hoping the IPO doesn´t ruin the community and support

oh dear, looks like a referral to the charity commissioners then.

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ceo will be replaced immediately after the ipo, if not before.

Leaked email: Unit4 ERP system leaves some school staff with 'nil pay'

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am I alone in detecting a correlation between "new SAP system" and "complete waste of public money"?

furthermore, is it conceivable that there is a causal connection between these two events?

if so, why would a public body spaff money up the wall unless they had some other motive?

Post Office threatened to sue Fujitsu over missing audit data

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fwiw evidence in the trial was that the arq logs were worm, but the management information system could be mucked about with at will

Manchester's finest drowning in paperwork as Freedom of Information requests pile up

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so if they slow walk this as per SOP and (in the highly unlikely event) are found to be in contempt, who does the jail time?

Beijing fosters foreign influencers to spread its propaganda

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much the same as US / UK then

Black Friday? More like Blackout Friday for HSBC's online and mobile banking

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as do HSBC and Yorkshire bank, the latter going to pot under the virgin brand

Palantir bags £330M NHS data bonanza despite privacy fears

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NHS England said no company involved in the FDP would be able to access health and care data without the explicit permission of the NHS. All data within the platform is under the control of the NHS and will only be used for direct care and planning.

It will not be used to access data for research purposes and GP data will not feed into the national version of the software platform.

- this is a pack of lies only a child would believe.

There are no plans to flow this data nationally

- we haven't got round to planning this yet and we don't want a fuss about it, but that's what we'll do.

Rhysida ransomware gang: We attacked the British Library

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the British library keep passport scans? are they in a foreign country?

It's time to celebrate the abysmal efforts to go paperless in the NHS

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a billion quid for a resilient storage system that can't be hacked by any criminal anywhere in the world looks like the bargain of the century.

the NHS (and others too numerous to mention) spend far too much time and money fucking about with computers when they should be getting on with the day job.

Contract for England's controversial health data platform delayed

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from the linked gov.uk article

As the National Data Guardian, I want to help the NHS avoid any further setbacks on the path to progress

progress meaning handing the entire population's health data over to anyone who can monetise it. she's compromised.

So what if China has 7nm chips now, there's no Huawei it can make them 'at scale'

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competition, we've heard of it.

BT confirms it's switching off 3G in UK from Jan next year

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have to laugh at the idea of all the elderly and vulnerable customers making pilgrimages to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester, and London to hear the word of the lord

Washington left with chip on shoulder after Huawei exposes export loophole lapses

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the decaying empire attempts to stop the tide coming in.

IT needs more brains, so why is it being such a zombie about getting them?

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find a job where you don't have to put up with this nonsense. it won't pay much though, your choice.

Northern Irish cops release 2 men after Terrorism Act arrests linked to data breach

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now arrest the Muppet concerned

UK air traffic woes caused by 'invalid flight plan data'

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safe to assume that matey doesn't know very much about the system.

Germany's wild boars still too radioactive to eat largely due to Cold War nuke tests

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the Greeks well known for buggering about over the weekend.

More UK cops' names and photos exposed in supplier breach

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nothing to hide, nothing to fear.

Bank of Ireland outage sees customers queue for 'free' cash – or maybe any cash

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wrong.

Infosec imposter syndrome is real. Here's something that can help

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seems to me that imposter syndrome is a valid response, since secure computing is an impossible goal, certainly so far as the internet is concerned.

Larry Ellison a major contributor to Blair Institute vaccine database plan

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this is identity cards by the backdoor.

UK voter data within reach of miscreants who hacked Electoral Commission

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Re: How was this made possible?

paper records an excellent idea imo, not being accessible by every criminal on the internet is a good thing.

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another complex attack, presumably someone clicked the link in the email

UK government's semiconductor brain trust meets for the first time

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the transputer: reloaded

Brit healthcare body rapped for WhatsApp chat sharing patient data

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Re: Replacement of GDPR

their are several simple answers, one of which is sacking people who spaff patient data willy nilly, thus encoraging the others.

no doubt the fish is rotting from the head, but that's no excuse for this behaviour

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Re: Sigh..

it's called fax

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take the electronics off the muppets and give them a pen and paper

Friendly AI chatbots will be designing bioweapons for criminals 'within years'

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following the mechanical bullshitters instructions on making dangerous stuff? I'll pass on that thanks, but there are always contenders for Darwin award I suppose.

Digital revolution at HMRC left 99,000 UK taxpayers on hold over five-day fiasco

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had the same with the self assessment helpline, had a snotty letter telling me they weren't sending paper returns out as you can do it online. customer centric or what?

Stolen Microsoft key may have opened up a lot more than US govt email inboxes

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Joke

not encrypting the encryption key is just irresponsible.

Barts NHS hack leaves folks on tenterhooks over extortion

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Re: Obligatory messaging on data usage for legal purposes

25KV minimum.

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re copies of driving licences: DVLA say (on form D741 and probably elsewhere) "similar to a credit card, your driving licence should not be shared, copied or photographed."

sound advice.

US unhappy about China's tech pushback, rules out decoupling

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the Americans wanting their own way over everything are just tiresome

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