* Posts by BebopWeBop

2818 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Dec 2015

Car industry pleads for delay to post-Brexit tariffs on EVs

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I have no intention of funding comfy sofas for the bar stewards.

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Keep it English given their majority. Cricket bats will work as well.

UK-US data deal could hinge on fate of legal challenges to EU arrangement

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Re: Bit of a mistake, that

It would be nice but they appear determined to drag those of us in 'the Celtic provinces' down with them. Although that nice Mr Sunak was very positive about the great deal that NI has.

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Re: Has it happened yet?

Clearly seen by many, Blair onwards as a bad decision.

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Re: Has it happened yet?

I think the UK said NO - and then very quietly, 'when would you like us to do it?'

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Re: Sharing.....but then there's what get shared!

Why should we be concerned about Tory Ministers?

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Re: Aw come on

The UK is pretty awful (even taking sanctions off a Russian Oligarch temporarily to allow him to prosecute with SLAPP recently in London) but don't think the US have clean hands. Look at 'The Intercepts' problems.

https://theintercept.com/2021/12/02/erik-prince-blackwater-lawsuit-intercept/

Teardown reveals iPhone 15 to be series of questionable design decisions

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Re: Fine

It looks as though there are going to be increasing areas of the globe where people rarely step foot in the near future. Wins all round.

Data breach reveals distressing info: People who order pineapple on pizza

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The data dump of shame...

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

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Some of the UK's more excitable tabloid media outlets have already reported that a French airline's flight plan submission may be to blame.

It didn't take too long for the French to be blamed. The Time did it as well - but then it is just another tabloid.

BOFH: What a beautiful tinfoil hat, Boss!

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I am sure

He can be sold on the health benefits of an open window.

Two US Navy sailors charged with giving Chinese spies secret military info

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Wei allegedly told a fellow sailor he was being recruited by Beijing for what he described as "quite obviously fucking espionage."

They don't recruit the brightest do they? I thought the first rule of spy club was.....

Aliens crash landed on Earth – and Uncle Sam is covering it up, this guy tells Congress

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Re: Alien UFOs

I like Douglas Adams' explanation - they are Teasers - probaby teenagers who have nicked their parents car for the night.

Boris Johnson pleads ignorance, which just might work

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Re: A right little pleader

Or even just blind narcissism.

You're too dumb to use click-to-cancel, Big Biz says with straight face

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There is a word for that attitude in the title - chutzpah

Meta's data-hungry Threads skips over EU but lands in Britain

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Re: Eh?

I bow to your superior refinement.

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Re: Eh?

The UK government plans many things, but achieves nothing.

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Leave the sharks at Twitter to rejoin the barracudas at Meta... What are these fools thinking of? Oh, maybe just ensuring that everyone who did not have all of their personal data really does now!

BOFH: Lies, damned lies, and standards

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Of course another one of the subtler jokes is of course that nutritionists (sometimes confused with dieticians in the UK) are not regulated in any way at all (dieticians are).

Ex-Amazon manager jailed for stealing $10M using fake vendor invoices

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I am always surprised about how silly the errors that these fraudsters make then trip them up. Now I have a much better scheme - but that would be telling. Ebook on www.nigeria.com (for a small fee).

Now Apple takes a bite out of encryption-bypassing 'spy clause' in UK internet law

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Re: Ofcom....and partial solutions to personal privacy.....

They will hear about it. And I suspect the number of pissed off Apple owning voters will let them know as well if they ban Apple devices

The death of the sysadmin has been predicted for years – we're not holding our breath

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The BOFH, who has a very broad perspective on systems would like to agree with the headline. With extreme prejudice. A nearby open window will help.

Leaked Kyndryl files show 55 was average age of laid-off US workers

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Re: I think you chose the wrong idiom!

That is apparently because the 'right sort of person' becomes more effective the more experience they get....

UK watchdog blocks Microsoft's Activision Blizzard acquisition

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Re: Wrong solution to the problem

True, but occasionally it is worth taking the one week or even one month prime option for a purchase and provided to remember (a diary event) cancellation is no longer as convoluted or obfuscated as it used to be.

Elizabeth Holmes is not going to prison – for the moment

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Re: said to have booked a one-way ticket to Mexico soon after she was found guilty.

Maybe she has spent all her dosh on defence lawyers?

Tiny Brit tech firms win spots on £1.84B public sector contract. Kidding, it's the usual suspects

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Bidding for UK contracts

Is always interesting. As an SME with (what we consider although others will differ) a very effective and cost-conscious offering, any bids for UK government contracts have been difficult - little if any feedback and no reflection on what we could offer. Conveniently it has been rather easier in mainland Europe (not to say that has been plain sailing either) and I was delighted to have to be in Whitehall as an official provider of a service that the UK government will have to work with if it wants its piss poor trade arrangements to function/. Well, at least our solutions are functional.

B-List celebs including Lindsay Lohan fined after crypto shill probe

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Re: Cynic, moi?

A suitably placed trigger warning.

Techie wiped a server, nobody noticed, so a customer kept paying for six months

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Billing

The best question of all was: “How long have we been billing clients for this?”

The normal answer is 'not long enough'.

The UK's bad encryption law can't withstand global contempt

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Re: One rule for them, another for the rest of us.

The SNP as well - and they have more MPs than both the others put together.

UK consortium set to bid for £480 million NHS data platform

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Actually, it is the SNHS in Scotland - but the article assumes that this 'initiative' to carve out public monies for the private sector is claimed to be a UK wide program.

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Isn't this the English health service - not the UK health service?

Come on El Reg you have form with this sloppy distinction - get a grip.

Arm co-founder: Britain's chip strat 'couldn’t be any worse'

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Re: oxbridge

Wwl Cambridge is always where the serious maths is done. Oxford used to have physics, but the PPE has really driven down the standards of the place.

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Re: The government does care two pence

Not quite. Their role is to sell out to whoever provides them with the greatest personal opportunities although they might prefer those came from the US.

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"I think the government are just either unwilling to grasp the nettle or maybe they've got way too many things to do and aren't thinking about it," Urquhart said.

He was being polite. They don't have a clue and are filling in their time looking busy pursuing anything that will distract the public.

UK prepares to go it alone on post-Brexit science plan

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Re: The Horizon replacement money ...

One suspects there are a number of new commenting memberships to El Reg. It would be interesting to see the stats. Can we be enlightened Vulture?

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Re: Science vs Morons

It's the morons who insist that the UK can 'have its cake and eat it' who are the problems here.

Subsidies? All UK chip industry needs is tax, rule tweaks, claims rightwing thinktank

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Re: "FTFY"

Whoosh

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The Centre for Policy Studies - a little like the 'European Research Group' - and know just as less.

Codebreakers decipher Mary, Queen of Scots' secret letters 436 years after her execution

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Re: "the confidential correspondence doesn't provide many details about the Throckmorton Plot"

Rents are for little people who can't inluence contracts.

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Re: "the confidential correspondence doesn't provide many details about the Throckmorton Plot"

Well, he appears to get a Russian discount on freebies.

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Re: "the confidential correspondence doesn't provide many details about the Throckmorton Plot"

A good thing?

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Happy

so what does she actually do?

Should Google location data be a tool for cops?

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Or even getting the wrong addresses - and then shooting people.

200MP smartphone and first premium PC spearhead Samsung's pro push

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Re: "a 16-inch 2880 x 1880 screen"

Only with the best silver nitrate on a bit of gelatine.

Scientists conclude cats only have three personalities after YouTube clip binge

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Re: Our cat is called Schrodinger

Are you certain about that?

BOFH and the office security access upgrade

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Re: Obsolescence

I am a billiards man myself.

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There had to be a benefit (for someone)of infectious diseases. Trust the BIOFH.,

Crypto craziness craps out – and about time too

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I have to admit to making some money out of Bitcoin primarily because I was curious and mined a decent number closer to the beginning of the splurge - on of all things a MacPro with a graphics accelerator. It all went to the kids - and I explained it was our fluke, but hey, if people are throwing money at you perfectly lawfully (and HMRC knows all) then I didn't look a gift horse in the mouth. I do hope they recognise a fluke and do not invest in one.

PS: they cashed in at some silly premium based on the cost of generation (power - the machine was unused when I was not home). Well below peak but well above the current 'value'. 25% of it went to UK charities. If people wish to throw their money at something silly then they need a lesson. Unfortunately many seem not to learn the lesson.

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Re: Nothing new under the Sun

Never to return. Ahh for the days

NASA's Mars InSight uploads its (probably) final image, shares it in a tweet

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All those expensive gadgets the boffins attached to it, they couldn't afford a feather duster?

A Clanger nicked it for spring cleaning.