* Posts by Huns n Hoses

71 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Sep 2015


Electric vehicles won't help UK meet emissions targets: Time to get out and walk, warn MPs

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It doesn't help that London's finest are so dedicated to the cause of ridding our streets of electric scooters and cycles. To avoid fines and confiscation I leave mine at home and just use the car.

Possible cut to British F-35 order considered before Parliament

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I do like how defence is so important, except when there are other priorities.

EU watchdog: Govt bods are seeking 'legal knockouts' to dodge transparency

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Anyone could publish source code stripped of comments and sane formatting, but no-one would consider that useful or even usable, right?

If gov.uk is going to make data public, it should be in a sensible format, not simply a dump which suggests they were dragged to a reluctant compliance.

Everybody without Android Oreo vulnerable to overlay attack

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See, this is why actual version number are important.

Was this an ice cream or a biscuit?

UK.gov is hiring IT bods with skills in ... Windows Vista?!

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Well of course Vista

because XP is so last year

Vodafone customers moan about sluggish data abroad

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"Lord Sugar"

Who tf makes their social media profile like that?


Steve Bannon wants Facebook, Google 'regulated like utilities'

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Tell you what

Make us all print and shred our outgoing emails, that'll do it.

A HUGE part of me wants to make it easy for them to legislate crap like this, just to see them disappear up their own arseholes..

Look out Silicon Valley, here comes Brit bruiser Amber Rudd to lay down the (cyber) law

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Openness is wrong

I do like the way Social Media has jumped the queue to become the blanket worst enemy.

What? People talking to one another? Cant have that.

Can we learn to love AI and sex robots?

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Can we heck!

We are not nerds for nothing. I think by and large it will be challenge accepted in the most pioneering spirit imaginable, and then some.

SVN commit this: Subversion to fix file renaming after 15 years

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They're all crap

Kidding. But most of them have at least one nice thing the others dont. SVN has partial checkouts which are awesome but Git checkouts carry the 'full DNA' and merging has always been simple. Pick your poison. Both have their killer punch. As a contractor I dont get to choose anyway.

Family of technician slain by factory robot sues everyone involved

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Gotta love the headline.

Elementary, my dear IBM: When will Watson make money?

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Watson is crap. I used it for years. Spend your life setting up pretty pictures but get nothing done.

What's the biggest danger to the power grid? Hackers? Terrorists? Er, squirrels

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The wrong sort of teeth

UK's lords want more details on adult website check plans

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Some might buy a dedicated server for 4.99 euros/month in, oh, France or someplace and set up their own, unadvertised openVPN.

Until now that was never considered a naughty thing to do. But suddenly we're all terrorists, or even worse - nonpayers of something.

This'll be the next thing Trump crows about: Apple assembling servers on American soil

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Tax break?

My company is much smaller, but also tired of those pesky import duties.

Can we get the same exemptions please?

HP Ink COO: Sorry not sorry we bricked your otherwise totally fine printer cartridges

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Buy our ink

We'll throw in a printer. It was ever thus.

If we can't fix this printer tonight, the bank's core app will stop working

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The whole new meaning :)

Despite IANA storm, ICANN shows just why it shouldn't be allowed to take over internet's critical functions

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These are obviously scaly dudes

Someone remind me, why exactly are they going to be running the internet?

We live in a world where a 'Hamdog' burger hybrid is patented

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If hamburgers or hot dogs are why you go outside to BBQ then you clearly are from the northern hemisphere...

Internet of Sins: Million more devices sharing known private keys for HTTPS, SSH admin

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A bit like the student flat I had

After a while everyone either has a key or knows where one is badly hidden. I think the real issue is the existence of the lock at all in this situation, talking the talk only.

Simply not credible: The extraordinary verdict against the body that hopes to run the internet

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I cant hear youuuu...

Well, these are just details right? We've handled details before.

So, October then?

Free Windows 10 upgrade: Time is running out – should you do it?

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You've held out this long

Don't lose your nerve at the last corner...

Wannabe Prime Minister Andrea Leadsom thinks all websites should be rated – just like movies

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Oh lordy

Not only does she look like a May clone but shares the same strident opinions on a subject she completely misunderstands.

And while you're busy fixing the internet, toss in a cure for spam will you?

Who the hell advises these people.

UK.gov's hated Care.data project binned

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Round up the usual suspects to tender again.

"However, the government and the health and care system remain absolutely committed to realising the benefits of sharing information, as an essential part of improving outcomes for patients."

Yup, the project will be rebooted. This is the true neverendum.

US Senator Wyden: Why I had to halt FBI's latest internet spying push

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Re: Fed up

Agreed. Call me a cynic but the quote "It failed by just one honest vote" tells me after a few "informeetings" it'll be back and through the posts within a month.

Now Intel swings axe at sales, marketing peeps

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Whoa here...

When Sales and Marketing (and Management) starts getting culled it means all the techies who do the actual work have either fled or been sacked.

Non-US encryption is 'theoretical,' claims CIA chief in backdoor debate

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So let them have their cake

Their arses will be soon after handed to them on a plate, no?

No better lesson than life.

Chinese space station 'out of control', will do best firework impression

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No worries

Even if it were to threaten (a tiny bit of) humanity we always have Bruce Willis.

MySpace 'passwords dump'

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36 idiots running SAP under attack after flubbing 2010 patch

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Re: Both chores sound like child's play for an SAP shop.

"Conslutting". Awesome, thanks I'm writing that down.

Official: Microsoft's 'Get Windows 10' nagware to vanish from PCs in July

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With a bit of luck it will remove the 3GB Win10 installation it pre-downloaded "for your convenience" when it departs.

Turn out the light when you leave.

UK govt admits it pulled 10-year file-sharing jail sentence out of its arse

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“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”

― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Revealed: HMS Endeavour's ignominious fate

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"Lord Sandwich"?

That reminds me, anyone know how that Boaty McBoatface naming thing is getting on?

F-35s failed 'scramble test' because of buggy software

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I know nothing about F35's, nor the software they run

But shouldn't they just cave in and upgrade to Windows 10?

The web is DOOM'd: Average page now as big as id's DOS classic

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Fine then, here you go...

Damn your eyes, you know me so well.

Bay Area man forced out of his $400 box home

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fire hazard

But the sofa right next to it is not

Ello ello ello: Bungling Met cops blew £100m on failing tech wheezes

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Oh come on, it's only money

Spending or even dealing responsibly with money one has to either earn oneself or be held accountable for would imply a sense of it's value. No such thing is happening here, uk.gov truly is the realm where the stuff grows on trees.

Ditto for NHS IT spending, just add a few zeroes to the cost.

A cynic? Me? Only in the sense that I'm effing paying for this year upon year.

The bill for Home Depot after its sales registers were hacked: $19.5m

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A delicious double entendre, no?

How Microsoft copied malware techniques to make Get Windows 10 the world's PC pest

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Free upgrade period is almost up

Right? Once this 'free offer' expires and we have to pay for it, the nagging will disappear, right?



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Windows 10?

Who uses windows anyway?

Mozilla will emit 'first version' of Servo-based Rust browser in June

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Yaya yada yada

...but did they fix the megagig memory leaks at all?

Thats mostly what we wanted.