* Posts by BebopWeBop

2579 posts • joined 11 Dec 2015

Brexit travel permits designed to avoid 7,000-lorry jams come January depend on software that won't be finished till April

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Re: Well done Boris, Michael and Dominic

He is looking forward to cutting the ribbon at the opening of the Kent lorry park.

Help! My printer won't print no matter how much I shout at it!

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Re: Witten this before

I like Helsinki - hope you has a bit of time to look around.

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Re: HP

Hate to say, but the cartridges are still available.

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Re: HP

I still have one in my (home) office alongside a very nice Epson inkjet for the occasional colour copy.

England's COVID-tracking app finally goes live after 6 months of work – including backpedal on how to handle data

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Re: United? Kingdom

More than a point of principle. Scotland relies on much UK enabling legislation (for example on lockdown) and if the UK gov had not screwed up so badly first time round, it might well have used it. But they fucked up and so Scotland reskinned the NI solution. However, using the common framework it should be compatible with whatever England has done (if it works)

Tesla to build cars made of batteries and hit $25k price tag about three years down the road

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Re: Applefying the car

yes, comparisons between my partners BMW i3 and my Tesla are not flattering to the Tesla.

She was praised by the CEO and promoted. After her brother and mom died, she returned from compassionate leave. IBM laid her off

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Just as you think IBM can't sink any lower, bang.

Ancient telly borked broadband for entire Welsh village

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Re: Use it up,

Well that would put lead in his pencil.

UK Parliament's human rights committee pushes for better protections of coronavirus contact-tracing data in law

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As I understand it, in Scotland we use the NI sourced app rebadged with minor tweaks, - maybe not world-beating, but at least it is out there, being used and (maybe) helping a little bit. Is anyone holding their breath on England actually releasing one at all that does not involve a significant bung for favoured party donors and hangers-on?

We're not getting back with Galileo, UK govt tells The Reg, as question marks sprout above its BS*

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Re: Hoots Mon

Maybe, maybe not, but I think the principle that if you live here, pay taxes (OK so some residents do not) here and contribute here then you should be able to vote, otherwise no

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Re: Pride

That is before we prepare to hold a gun to our head and demand 'give us what we want or we'll shoot ourselves'.

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Re: European Union

Ahh, but England is 'special' and the whole world knows about it.

Elecrow CrowPi2: Neat way to get your boffins-to-be hooked on Linux from an early age and tinkering in no time

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Re: Fab!

And (I have to say I was tempted) a payment system that fails with a very odd error.

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Re: Fab!

A shame that their website is so crap. Options - wot options?

Vinyl sales top CDs for the first time in decades in America, streaming rules

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Nice but ouch at the price :-)

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It isn't surprising. Streaming/Audio files are fantastically convenient and eminently portable. CDs (except as a purchase/hard backup medium) are en par with vinyl, although with a little more durability and convenience. Vinyl is a 'lifestyle' choice in the main (I have to confess I still listen regularly and enjoy my vinyl on a Rega turntable (no directional cables foto the pre-amp though) and enjoy the experience -including raising my arse off the sofa to turn the record over). My eldest son (who only saw vinyl as a child and was encouraged not to play with Dad's collection and rather use the CDs and then the ripped versions), has acquired a turntable and enjoys it - as much retro novelty as anything else (although being a tad younger will have a rather better audio range than myself).

Besides, you need some sacrificial vinyl for the coming zombie apocalypse.

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

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I'm just surprised they were concerned enough to put any effort into alerting 'authorities' about the vulnerabilities.

IBM made ‘top-down’ efforts to fire older workers, says US employment discrimination watchdog

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Re: Standard Modus Operandi for IBM

And their recent performance is reflected in their dumping of experienced, skilled employees.

The power of Bill compels you: A server room possessed by a Microsoft-hating, Linux-loving Demon

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Re: Trumpet

A Trumpette certainly is.

'A guy in a jetpack' seen flying at 3,000ft within few hundred yards of passenger jet landing at LA airport

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Re: Same question.

A Playmobil reconstruction would be a good start....

Norfolk's second-greatest cultural export set for return with 3-metre monument in honour of the Turkey Twizzler

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As soon as someone is described as a 'self-proclaimed nutritionist' in the press I give up reading.

Ed Snowden has raked in $1m+ from speeches – and Uncle Sam wants its cut, specifically, absolutely all of it

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Re: Don't forget that US Catch-all charge

Not at all - there are many US citizens who pay their taxes but do not have the vote in a lot of states.

UK govt reboots A Level exam results after computer-driven fiasco: Now teacher-predicted grades will be used after all

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Re: Teachers know a lot more than government ministers

Or maybe not managing to run the country?

China slams 'dirty' America's 'clean network' plan, reminds world of PRISM snoop-fest exposed by Ed Snowden

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‘Everyone can see that the US goal is to keep its monopoly in science and technology’ says Chinese foreign minister

So that is another thing the USA and China have in common.

Doctor, doctor, got some sad news, there's been a bad case of hacking you: UK govt investigates email fail

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Re: Not such a wiley Fox

They are less likely to be found by Russian spies if they are left on the train.

Trump bans Feds from contracting H-1B workers and makes telehealth the new normal

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Re: Finder's fee or mafia-style shakedown?

Thanks for the link - but it would be much much (much) better if you just posted them in cleartext.

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Maybe fixing the tax system might be more appropriate for the US state to get its 'bung'?

Architect of tech contractor tax fraud scheme jailed for at least five years

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Certainly fast p[ayments in the UK have been very welcome, and as you say, almost instantaneous. In my limited experience of 5 banks paying to/being paid from.

Only surprise for OnePlus fans with firm's latest tilt at the mid-market is a sub-€400 price tag

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I suspect you are not, but that appears to be all the market is demanding.

World Health Organisation AI chatbot goes deaf when asked for the latest COVID-19 figures for Taiwan, Hong Kong

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For all of the good work they do (well some of it) WHO is deeply compromised.

Incredible artifact – or vital component after civilization ends? Rare Nazi Enigma M4 box sells for £350,000

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Re: Super duper encrpytion device brought down by simple mistake

And Coventry I seem to remember.

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Re: Right up to Nuremberg

The Poles completely revolutionised the British (and then American) approach to cryptanalysis. Previously it appeared to be largely linguistic, they brough real(tm) maths into the equation.

Mainframe madness as the snowflakes take control – and the on-duty operator hasn't a clue how to stop the blizzard

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Re: Operator revenge

I remember when NeXT workstations were popular (well we got 'free' Mathematica with them for which Display PostScript was a default. Oh the fun that was had with emails that 'melted' the screen :-)

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Re: Reminds me of the day,

Hypothetically of course

Nokia 5310: Retro feature phone shamelessly panders to nostalgia, but is charming enough to be forgiven

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Re: Handy as a secondary phone

Surely EU wide roaming will work for the two counties (at the moment)?

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Re: Perfect burner phone!

Just curious, what is the problem? The attached ID might be associated with dodgy prison based comms?

Forget about Wipro chairman saying no one would lose their job due to COVID-19: UK staff told they're facing redundancy

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Re: I feel sorry for any Wipro customers

I worked for HP in distant times, they were very relaxed although I don't know how things have changed 'post Carly'. Smelly and unwashed was not acceptable (rightly) but everything else seemed to to work. Happy times (really).

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Re: Have the scars to prove it

I bet that went down well!

FYI Russia is totally hacking the West's labs in search of COVID-19 vaccine files, say UK, US, Canada cyber-spies

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Re: The Mandy Rice-Davies Proactive Defence

One amendment - 'several months' = 9 months! And conveniently done just before the last general election. A more cynical regtard than me might be excused for thinking that the governing party had something to hide.

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Re: The Mandy Rice-Davies Proactive Defence

The report will be interesting. I suspect that it will amount a a very large number of painful cuts to the credibility of the Conservative party/UK Politics rather than one hard blow.

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Re: I 4 1

Баггер, что за игра солдат.

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Pint

Our fridge has always been well stocked.

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Re: Why?

I always thought that 'leaking' F35 plans, especially for the support infrastructure, was a cunning plot to cripple other countries defences.

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Re: re: 3M Facemasks

Not as silly as you might think

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-3m-idUSKBN21L1XJ

Privacy Shield binned after EU court rules transatlantic data protection arrangements 'inadequate'

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Re: Not quite the world

whether BoJo wants a trade deal with the US or the EU more.

You have to ask? With magic trade deals with China scuppered and a dominant parliamentary party who appear to hate our neighbours, I am sure Johnson is praying that the US will ride to the rescue. At least it will distract the Daily Mail and others from the breakup of the 'United Kingdom'. Past governments (of both colours) have put all of their eggs in the financial services basket, so technology is just an irrelevance to them.

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Schrems has done the world a favour.

SoftBank: Oi, we paid $32bn for you, when are you going to strong-Arm some more money out of your customers?

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Re: IMHO $32B is not reasonable

Warren Buffet, another 'old git' takes a similar approach. With ups and downs, it has not done him or his investors a lot of harm.

Google: OK, OK, we pinky promise not to suck Fitbit health data into the borg. Now will you approve the sale?

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Devil

Ther is a fable - 'The Scorpion and the Frog' that comes to mind strangely.

UK government marks 'at least' £115m for new Brexit systems against backdrop of chequered IT project history in customs and border control

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Re: 115M ==~10 apps that don't work?

I wonder who is going to get the undertakers job?

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