* Posts by Katy_B

42 posts • joined 16 Feb 2015

NCSC's London HQ was chosen because GCHQ spies panicked at the prospect of grubby Shoreditch offices


Arse end of Victoria

I once tried the new Shake Shack in the next door building. Felt queasy all afternoon from the shockingly high level of heart-stopping fats in the burger and the shake.

I think of Victoria street as a little bit of 60s Birmingham dropped into London. Beards or no, at least the food is better in Shoreditch. Mien Tay - Yum!

Honey, I shrunk the battery: Something's gotta give as iPhone 12's logic board swells to accommodate 5G chippery


5G battery life anguish

Personally I don't worry about 5G draining my new iPhone 12 Pro. I'm on O2 and there's sod all 5G around to worry about.

Bill Gates debunks 'coronavirus vaccine is my 5G mind control microchip implant' conspiracy theory


Take home point

Obviously the interweb thingy is behind all of this. It lets any twat advertise his stupidity to the entire world.

The answer, of course, is to ban the internet.

I can 'proceed without you', judge tells Julian Assange after courtroom outburst


Re: Blackmailed

I'm sorry but you have misunderstood the point of the UK-US extradition treaty. Whatever the wording is, it never, in fact, applies to American citizens.

It's a bit like the war crimes investigations into American soldiers in Afghanistan. You don't try to charge US soldiers with war crimes and if you even think of it the USA will put personal sanctions on any judge at the Hague who tries.

Three middle-aged Dutch hackers slipped into Donald Trump's Twitter account days before 2016 US election


Re: If you check on https://crackstation.net/ (as I just did, as I was curious)

Oh yes he did. I'm guessing he's updated it now though. Maybe try 'Ivankashot'?


Fake news

Listen, Trump is a stable genius who doesn't need advice from a bunch of computer nerds. Let him be with his passwords.

And if a bunch of computer nerds hack his twitter again could they please make sure to put in his thoughts on 'losers' who get killed fighting wars.


Anyone else noticed that the top countries for broadband speeds are well-known tax havens? No? Just us then?


So secure

The only reason I bank in Liechtenstein my dears! Such a reliable interface for online bankingggggggggggggggggggggggggg

Oops! Who left that gold bar on my keyboard?!

Chinese ambassador to UK threatens to withdraw Huawei, £3bn investment if comms giant banned from building 5G


Well, duh!

Nothing much to add to that. I think the old Chinese proverb says 'If you kick me up the arse I won't be your best friend'.

Congratulations Peebles. Felicitations Queenzieburn. Openreach is bringing you FTTP (yes, they're real places)



I live and work in the W1 postcode in London. Yup, London's properous business heart, with its Mayfair hedge funds and all that. Pretty much the 'first third' by anyone's measure. In fact, I live next door but one to our telephone exchange, so close it explains why I can get a staggering 12Mbps download speeds. Prospects for BT fibre in ANY form? Zero. Sure, I can get my own leased line for £400 a month but that's a tad expensive.

Actually, I moved on from a G4 service from Relish (70Mbps) to the Hyperoptic FTTP that the building management sensibly allowed them to install (247 Mbps for £20 a month). but BT/Openreach - WTF??

After huffing and puffing for years, US senators unveil law to blow the encryption house down with police backdoors


Re: such priorities

As the saying goes: "if 'pro' is the opposite of 'con', then what's the opposite of 'progress'?"



If it ever comes to pass I think it won't be long before some helpful soul publishes Senators Graham and Connor's browsing history.


Re: LAEDA Omissions!

Written like a true English as my second language contributor. But I am interested to see that Russia is taking notice of the comments sections in El Reg.


Re: What about foreign entities?

Really, Mts. Merkel? Then we will be taking our troops back home tomorrow.


Re: Extraditable?

They don't have to send Marines. Just stop supplying us with Trident missiles and refuse to sell us aeroplanes to put on our aircraft carriers. Mr. Johnson and his top team of ar*e lickers wouldn't like that.


Re: So once the Government gets its way....

Perhaps you are forgetting that the Puritans got off the Mayflower some time before the consttution was written? You might also bear in mind that the WASPS who wrote that constiution were very often slave owners themselves.


Re: "A trio of Republican senators"

I'm going to nick that and claim it as my own!


Re: stupidity out of ignorance or avarice

You are unfamiliar with the seven deadly sins then? (At least, that is, in a literary way.)


A fitting name

I think the name should be shortened to Lawful Access to Data Act, then we could acronymize it to LADA. Much more appropriate.

Former UK Labour deputy leader wants to know how the NHS's contact-tracing app will ensure user privacy


And why has it cost £11,000,000?

Nice pay for a week, let alone 24 hours.


Immunity passports! Get your immunity passports here!

Immunity passport guv? It's just £50 cash and I'll see you right ;-)


Re: how the NHS's contact-tracing app will ensure user privacy

Failing Grayling to guard your privacy! Hooray!

Contact-tracer spoofing is already happening – and it's dangerously simple to do


We haven't seen the media and other public figures mobilising in concerted effort like this against any of the people that actually did break the guidelines and the law, so why this one man?

That is because the two most prominent breakers who were found out IMMEDIATELY RESIGNED.


sms spoofing service

I'm a complete technical bozo (definitely NOT to be confused with Bojo) but I just searched for sms spoofing and came across three websites that offer to send spoofed texts on your behalf. Clearly not something that only a hacking genius can do.

After 30 years of searching, astroboffins finally detect the universe's 'missing matter' – using fast radio bursts


Nice to have found out

Just before trump reintroduces a nuclear arms race to impress his voters.

Made-up murder claims, threats to kill Twitter, rants about NSA spying – anything but mention 100,000 US virus deaths, right, Mr President?


Re: IT Angle?

If you are in London just walk into St Thomases. They're good and it's free and they are open right now.


Re: You supported a system...

You have a problem with Ggay marriage?


Poor Americans

Thank god our political masters in the UK are such decent, honest, straight chaps who think only of the populace's good.

(But they are learning from Trump.)

Imagine if Facebook could read your mind: Er, I have some bad news for you...


Re: Gyms

I learned Fortran at Uni - I'd def have a heart attack if I went to a gym. Not to mention the sneary looks from young people.


Faraday's titfer

Tinfoil is so . . . er, old hat. As advertised on the interwebs thingy:

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The Tabletop Model is our most powerful Harmonizer to Protect you from EMF and to improve your Well-Being.

Now available in three different styles:

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Get a Tabletop Harmonizer NOW to protect your entire Home!!

Either my name, my password or my soul is invalid – but which?


I've noticed that many government sites which deal with things like your tax and NI record, and also most banks, will not accept special characters in passwords. Some don't even call for a capital letter as long as you have a numeral in there.

It may be just me but I would have thought that banks and the government might think safer passwords were a good idea?

Climate change bust up: We'll launch our own damn satellites if Trump pulls plug – Gov Brown


Re: "Deniers" a pejorative? I think not

I wouldn't say you are called insane anymore. Just 'a racist wanker' covers it nicely.


Super Cali goes ballistic . . .

No, no!

Super Cali goes ballistic on bogus global warming claims.

Have you all got tin ears?

BT will HATE us for this one weird 5G trick



"lets me substitute muscles for my Oyster."

Ooooh! Is there any way we can get together to discuss this further, preferably immediately!



"Think of it as the difference between throwing a rock and a similar weight of gravel into a pond."

This is drivel.

I spent a large portion of my lunch hour throwing both rocks AND handfuls of gravel into the round pond in Kensington Gardens until a police patrol car hove into sight at which point I decided to be a) discreet and b) save our brave boys in blue considerable paperwork and legged it.

At no point could I discern any difference in distance of throw or size of ripples at the pond's edge between rocks and gravel.

I have a feeling that goes for 5G as well.

NASA 'Kilo-Kitty' Super Pressure Balloon goes aloft at last


WTF is wrong with you all?

The standard unit of measure for large volumes is the Albert Hall. Could we dispense with this creeping Americanisation of our units system?

Oddly enough 92 Goodyear blimps equate to 90 Albert Halls.

Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive


I'm sorry babe but I've met someone else!


Sheesh, alright! So I used someone else's photo on Tinder . . .


Gimme a break! Who do you think put the bloody web together anyway?

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Tortilla de patatas



You cannot cook the onions with the spuds! They each take a different time to cook. Manuela, who took me in hand in the kitchen and taught me much about Andalucian passion when I was younger, always insisted that each was cooked until just so SEPARATELY. Also, the eggs should be still moist inside too.

The rest is OK and this is the best tortilla by a mile - none of that poncy bell pepper rubbish for me.

Massive gravitational lens flare unveils EINSTEIN CROSS SUPERNOVA


Ok, Chegwin!! A phenomenA??

Caption this: CERN needs pic tags. Serious answers only, kids


Pic 1 The "dark matter flask"? This is a wind up right?


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