* Posts by cantankerous swineherd

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Boolean bafflement at British Airways' Executive Club: Sneaky little Avioses - Wicked, Tricksy, False!

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Re: the former World's Favourite Airline

are we in the next world already?

Another anti-immigrant rant goes viral in America – and this time it's by a British, er, immigrant tech CEO

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if the great and the good are getting worried we're doing it right.

'It's really hard to find maintainers...' Linus Torvalds ponders the future of Linux

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Re: I wonder why?

test driven development. why isn't everyone doing this?

Fintech biz Wirecard folds into insolvency like two pair against a flush. Good luck accessing your chip stack

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this is nasty, electronic money accounts aren't covered by the compensation scheme that applies to real banks.

Maybe there is hope for 2020: AI that 'predicts criminality' from faces with '80% accuracy, no bias' gets in the sea

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Re: Body language

black person = drug dealer.

that type of experience?

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses... but not your H-1B geeks, L-1 staffers nor J-1 students

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uk farmers in the same boat https://twitter.com/FinancialTimes/status/1272531877367349248?s=20

British telecom have form for this as well.

Paging technology providers: £3m is on the table to replace archaic NHS comms network

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"email is more secure" - what planet are they from.

Internet blackout of Myanmar States that are home to ethnic minorities enters second year

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b b but the internet routes around that.

Google isn't even trying to not be creepy: 'Continuous Match Mode' in Assistant will listen to everything until it's disabled

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you say developer

I say google stool pigeon.

Splunk to junk masters and slaves once a committee figures out replacements

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dom and sub?

20 months behind bars for IT support worker who nicked £30k worth of crypto-cash

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surprised the cops followed it up, did the victim have a word down at the lodge?

Oh crap: UK's digital overlords moot new rules to help telcos lay fibre in sewer pipes

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what could possibly go wrong?

City of London Corporation explores options to escape Oracle's clutches

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Trollface

how about SAP?

UK.gov announces review – not proper inquiry – into Fujitsu and Post Office's Horizon IT scandal

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anyone who claims to have made a machine that never goes wrong should be laughed out of court. doubly so when computers are the machines in question.

UK spending watchdog blasts £792m STEM school scheme over low student numbers, deficits, education quality

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looks as though they've got a decent pupil teacher ratio mind you.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes: UK man gets 3 years for torching 4G phone mast over 5G fears

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commentards for the punitive state out in force.

Ex-Dell distributor in Lebanon ignored ban on suing US tech giant. Now four directors have been sentenced to prison in the UK

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can't see dell or the uk high court getting anywhere with this. surreal.

Researchers unmask Indian 'infosec' firm to reveal hacker-for-hire op that targeted pretty much anyone clients wanted

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the report gives clues as to the phishers customers:

https://citizenlab.ca/2020/06/dark-basin-uncovering-a-massive-hack-for-hire-operation/

Devuan Beowulf 3.0 release continues to resist the Debian fork's Grendel – systemd

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managed to install ascii the other day, nice and quick when booting.

Twitter, Reddit and pals super unhappy US visa hopefuls have to declare their online handles to Uncle Sam

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Re: Question (not a Merkin)

no idea but probably not. however Americans are entitled to the protections of their constitution in whichever country they happen to be in.

Broadcom sends its England-based staff back into office as UK lockdown eases – though Welsh workers get a free pass

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and a manager will be along to tell them they "aren't allowed" to wear masks.

Mulled Chrome API shines light on long-neglected privacy gap: Sites can snoop on your find-in-page searches

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good way of looking at password <input>s

UK's Ministry of Defence: We'll harvest and anonymise private COVID-19 apps' tracing data by handing it to 'behavioural science' arm

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Re: Quelle Surprise!

maybe they shouldn't use email.

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Re: Quelle Surprise!

buy now for brexit

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help desk to noobs: go away.

The software bots are coming, the software bots are coming: Microsoft swallows UK automation minnow while dreaming of low-code apps

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spells doom for barely literate managers

Railway cables overpowered errant drone's compass and flung it back to terra firma

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line of pylons seems to go to ground hereabouts...

https://goo.gl/maps/5fLnqybxCfsChvFg8

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Re: Indeed.

oh dear, I appear to be in possession of a document relating to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

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Re: low voltage

fault with signalling system not necessarily local scallies nicking the copper then.

Far-right leader walks free from court after conviction for refusing to hand his phone passcode over to police

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the guy's a shit, but I hope he appeals and wins.

To test its security mid-pandemic, GitLab tried phishing its own work-from-home staff. 1 in 5 fell for it

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the problem is email, not people.

HPE's Black Thursday: Staff face pay cuts or the ax, office closures to save $1bn+ after coronavirus slams IT titan

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any word on dividends?

Wanna force granny to take down that family photo from the internet? No problem. Europe's GDPR to the rescue

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Grandchild Digital Picture Removal as a service. protecting children from current and future humiliation.

Could it be? Really? The Year of Linux on the Desktop is almost here, and it's... Windows-shaped?

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https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=how%20to%20exit%20vi

hth!

Latest NHS IT revolution is failing to learn lessons from the last £10bn car crash

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nhs this nhs that nhs the other.

having lost sight of their goals they've redoubled their efforts.

A real loch mess: Navy larks sunk by a truculent torpedo

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Re: Pure 'Carry on ' gold.

leading seaman goldstein chatting:

I *am* that old and can remember being allowed to stay up late to listen to it one time as it had been put back 3 hours or so due to Kennedy being assassinated.

Cyber attack against UK power grid middleman Elexon sparks in-house IT recovery efforts

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Re: What ?

ransomware duly backed up!

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Re: What ?

you mean ban email?

Mirror mirror on the wall, why will my mouse not work at all?

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excellent suggestion

https://punch.photoshelter.com/image/I0000BaPhg4sVCD4

NHS contact tracing app isn't really anonymous, is riddled with bugs, and is open to abuse. Good thing we're not in the middle of a pandemic, eh?

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comedy gold

https://github.com/nhsx/COVID-19-app-Android-BETA/issues/14

"From examining https://github.com/nhsx/COVID-19-app-Android-BETA/blob/master/app/src/main/java/uk/nhs/nhsx/sonar/android/app/registration/ResidentApi.kt#L46 it appears that the app relies on an external HTTP server to generate a key pair, which it then stores:

..."

NHS contact-tracing app is best in the world, says VMware CEO... whose company helped build it

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you cut the bottom off your t shirt and wrap it round your face.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering

'We're changing shift, and no one can log on!' It was at this moment our hero knew server-lugging chap had screwed up

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Re: It was outside, by the back door!

kermit! I used to use that. so long ago now I can't remember a damn thing about it!

GitHub blasts code-scanning tool into all open-source projects

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it'll blow a fuse when it sees my efforts. I'm not even up to speed with unicode.

Started from the bottom, now we're near: 16 years on, open-source vector graphics editor Inkscape draws close to v1.0

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there is a god!

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does the ruler have y increasing down the screen?

UK finds itself almost alone with centralized virus contact-tracing app that probably won't work well, asks for your location, may be illegal

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ofc internet postcodes are a bit like internet birthdays: I'm usually at SW1 1AA.

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my mobile phone stays at home

Cloudflare outage caused by techie pulling out the wrong cables

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their conclusions about the same as every rail accident investigation board report.

not documented - not sticking to protocol - bang

Watch out, everyone, here come the Coronavirus Cops, enjoying their little slice of power way too much

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if they're walking in a northerly direction give these guys a heads up https://www.reportingcrime.uk/HPBreachOfCovid19Guidance/index.html

Stop us if you've heard this before: Boeing's working on 737 Max software fixes for autopilot, stabilization bugs

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Black Helicopters

so people are going to pay money to get on a 737 max?

mine's a helicopter ->

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