* Posts by jwa

15 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Sep 2015

SF tech biz forks out $146m in fines, settlements after painkiller makers bribed it to design medical software that pushed opioids to patients


Don't drug pushers get sent to jail. Someone paid for this programme. Why no jail sentences, The CEO is responsible for what happens in the company. It seems only little people get punished.

Will Asimov fix my doorbell? There should be a law about this


Re: You are confusing EU with Europe

Let's see, the single market, the push eastwards, the rebate, the opt out of ever closer union, the opt out from schengen to name but a few.

We're all doooooomed: Gloomy Brit workforce really isn't coping well with impending Brexit


Re: Repent, repent, the end is nigh

No they didn't, the push to join the EEC was because the UK was doing so badly, we joined to improve our economic performance, a promise which has largely being filled despite the best effects of some politicians.

Two years ago, 123-Reg and NamesCo decided to register millions of .uk domains for customers without asking them. They just got the renewal reminders...


Why rob a bank and get serious gaol time when you can set up a scam for millions and if caught the company gets the fine and the directors just walk away considerably richer.

Everyone remembers their first time: ESA satellite dodges 'mega constellation'


Re: Starlink hasn't been up long

Not correct, the international regulations for the prevention of collisions at sea apply. It's like the highway code for ships.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament


Re: Inaccurate

Normally when a deal fails all parties return to the status quo, which in this case is staying in the EU. I have always found that threatening to shoot my leg off if I didn't get my way during negotiations was not very helpful.

Did someone forget to tell NTT about Brexit? Japanese telco eyes London for global HQ


66% of our trade is with the EU or countries with a trade agreement with the EU. We have hundreds of trading arangements with the USA alone, all gone with a crash out Brexit. No country in the world trades only on WTO terms.

Three-quarters of crucial border IT systems at risk of failure? Bah, it's not like Brexit is *looks at watch* err... next month


Re: What possible delay?

Prehaps it would have helped if a third of the quotas hasn't being sold by British boats to foreign boats.

We definitely don't need more towers, says new Vodafone boss scraping around for €8bn savings


A technical company run by an accountant, what could go wrong!

Fire chief says Verizon throttled department's data in the middle of massive Cali wildfires


In the USA when you walk into a shop to buy a mobile phone contract you will find headlines screaming at you that's it unlimited data, on page 37 clause c subsection iv it wil say the first small amount of data is at 4g speeds after which speed will be throttled to dial up modem speeds and you will pay a lot of money for the privilege.

Zuck to meet Euro MPs for ‘please explain’ session


British government, can you please appear before us? Mark Zuckerberg, **** off. EU. Apear before us. Mark Zuckerberg, I'm on the next plane. Says it all about the relevant power. God help us when we try and negotiate with the USA.

Apple leak: If you leak from Apple, we'll have you arrested, says Apple


One law for the

Apple and other tech companies were stealing multiple millions from their employees by operating a hiring cartel, can someone remind how many executives went to jail.

Death in paradise: 'Cyber attack' takes out national government's IT



Hard as it is to belive on such a tiny island but the Dutch half runs on 110 volts and the French on 230 volts.

El Reg revisits Battle of Agincourt on 600th anniversary


We won the battle, but who won the war (not us).

Anti-peeping-tom drone law nixed in California


When someone shoots down a drone and it hits and kills someone, who is libel?