* Posts by Ashto5

66 posts • joined 26 May 2016


LibreOffice rains on OpenOffice's 20th anniversary parade, tells rival project to 'do the right thing' and die



For god sakes just use MS office suite it costs peanuts and rocks.

US Supreme Court Justice flames lower courts for giving 'sweeping immunity' to Facebook, YouTube, etc when it comes to harmful content


Publishers or Not

I don't understand the problem here.

The platform allows users to self publish material on THEIR platforms.

They ARE a publisher.

Seems real simple, now time for the lawyers to jump in and start grabbing cash for total BS arguments.

If I wrote an article and sent it into the Telegraph or the Times and they published it, THEY would also carry liability, what's the difference ?

Google won’t let Australia have shiny new toys unless it picks apart pay-for-news plan


Seriously Who Cares

Any news you read is slanted to a political view point.

Getting news from google yahoo Facebook is just plain stupid.

Use as many sources as possible and remember that in all of this YOU are the least important entity in the chain

Everyone else has an agenda

GitLab scans its customers' source code, finds it's as fragile as you'd expect


Cook your own

I had to show an Angular dev how I would have coded a small piece of a webpage in JS,

“why would you do that you can use a library” was the reply.

I asked him “what does the library do ?“

“It validates the input in the text box With simple markup”

I then asked

“what else’s it does”

his reply I think shocked himself

“I don’t know”

And the penny dropped ....

We couldn't deliver prisoner rehab plans because Sopra Steria ballsed up our IT, Interserve tells High Court


Outsource Fun

Well it’s been done for the last 50 years

You put bean counters in charge and BOOM race to the bottom

The old saying

“You think professionals are expensive, try amateurs”

Revenues from in-app purchases swelled 32% to almost $30bn for Q3 2020 – and Apple snaffled most of it



Companies should only be allowed to make 10% profit.

Any more is exploiting markets.

Fighting an insurer over lockdown payout? UK policyholders just won an important COVID-19 test case



Come on be real there is always space for MORE lawyers.

Up from the depths, 864 servers inside, covered in slime, it's Natick!


Warm Oceans

Well warm oceans won’t cause any problems

Great result morons

Don't pay the ransom, mate. Don't even fix a price, say Australia's cyber security bods


Hmm how long have we been doing this

Don’t you think that by now we really should have this s@@t sorted out.

I received a dodgy looking unexpected email, used the “report suspicious email” button and away it went.

Then all hell broke loose as the security guy just open the attachment and it proceeded to copy itself to all shares and encrypt an files found, 5 minutes it was all over the network.

Links / attachments from outside of your domain should be quarantined or just deleted.

Oracle customers clamor for its hardware. Yup, hardware. It can't build Exadata fast enough


Cloud IS Here To Stay

The skills for on perm infrastructure are fast disappearing over the retire horizon.

The latest set in “managers” will only know of cloud and it is still sold as a silver bullet.

Companies will NEVER get away from cloud.

Cops called to Singapore golf club after 'wrongdoers' use scripts to book popular timeslots


Glastonbury Festival

A friend did this with the Glastonbury website

He passed the script out to his friends and they ALL secured the tickets they wanted within minutes of the site opening up

That’s just clever people being clever nothing illegal about it

It was in their world of expertise so it’s not a problem

If someone else can’t get a slot well tough that’s the way the world works

Call the cops, that is pathetic

VMware staff in Silicon Valley can leave a pandemic, wildfire-ridden zone – if they're willing to accept less pay


No to pay cuts no to pay rise

Working from home saves a fortune in time and costs

I spent £7k on fuel last year this year I expect it to be around £2k that is a pay rise in itself factor in the saving of the 2 -3hr commute and I am on easy street

Think with IT people is you can always move job if your not valued correctly

Ireland unfriends Facebook: Oh Zucky Boy, the pipes, the pipes are closing…from glen to US, and through the EU-side


Makes No Difference

FB google etc will find a away to keep eating the data

Australia starts second fight with Google, this time over whether app stores leak data, gouge devs, steal ideas and warp markets


App Store / Play Store

The charges are wrong, just plain wrong.

App Store & Play Store are an offering to the user to BUY the damn device.

The security scanning etc.. THAT is what the manufacturers should be offering to make THEIR shiny product worth buying.

It is a monopoly (other games are available) 30% disgusting ... over £1k for a phone disgusting

UK Home Office seeks suppliers: £25m up for grabs to build database to keep track of crimelords' ill-gotten gains


Too Late Cxxxxa Has The Contract

They can do it for £10 million, fully tested and delivered to specification.

Small Print: BUT should there need to be any alteration at all, the rate is £10,000 per hour

The Honor MagicBook Pro looks nice, runs like a dream, and isn't too expensive either. What more could you want?


Bean Counters & IT Managers

A while ago ..

We had a need to replace ALL the laptops and desktops (full upgrade cycle)

I.T. listed the specs and placed the order £70k

Bean counter objected

I.T. Manager jumped in and altered the specs to fit the "new" budget.

Kit arrived with 5,400 rpm hard drives and processors 2 levels lower than we requested.

Supplier refused to take them back.

They sat in the corner for years as they were slower than the kit we already had.

"A camel is a horse designed by committee"

Apple: Yeah, about those ground-breaking privacy features in iOS 14 – don't expect them until next year


Is There An App For That

We need a simple app that resets the ID for the user at random intervals.

SOD the big data slurpers.

I have NEVER bought anything based on an ad that was shown to me on an unrelated page, never had never will.

When low-balled projects go bad: Scottish pensions agency starts £10m procurement to buy the system Capita could not


Not To Worry

Don’t worry peoples

Capita will be ok {thumbs up}

They will get the next government contract no problem

We all need to get behind Capita in these trying times

Crapita continue to make average IT people look like experts

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


So the UK is crap

At least we excel at something

Zuck says Facebook made an 'operational mistake' in not taking down US militia page mid-protests. TBH the whole social network is a mistake


Well I Believe Him

Yup totally believe him

He is a good guy

Try to see it from his point of view

He took the time to make a vid so he may be telling the truth

Yup I believe him

Google and Facebook abandon Hong Kong landing of new submarine cable


Who IS The Worst

China or the USA?

Both do things only for themselves, they will trample over any country or perceived rights you or I have.

In the last 30 years has it NOT become apparent that the rest of the world does not matter to these guys only your money.

AI world has gone bananas, it's official. This algorithm will help you optimize your peanut butter and banana sarnies


Graduates !!!

So let’s get people with no understanding of the real world and they can write the programs that will interact with normal people

What could go wrong ?

Let’s make a list or is there an AI app to do that for me.

Forget Fortnite and FIFA: India wants to develop games based on local legends


Sounds Great

And it will help people to learn the languages

India IS the next rising empire more than China, which is why I believe that China is working for a more military stance

India vs China death match

USA vs USSR is old hat now

Life with Amazon's fitness band: Upload your half-naked pics to see how fat you'll look without exercise. You now sound stressed – relax!


What Could Possibly Go Worng

Amazon, everyone’s friend

Surprised the Goliath data slurped FB are not already all over this, zuckerAd can help use it to prop up his non publishing, non news ad aware platform.

It’s a brave new world out there ... God help us

Ex-Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain loses US appeal bid against fraud convictions and 5-year prison sentence


No Extradition

The UK should NEVER extradite to the US.

The US does not extradite it’s citizens to any other country, crimes committed abroad are NOT punishable in the US.

Why do you think she fled there, it was always the safest place for a US citizen who killed someone in another country.

Stop ALL extraditions to the US

They are using internal law and applying it to the whole world, the UK is mad to let them do this.

Intel, HP, Tesla, etc protest to US monopoly watchdog: Are you just gonna let Qualcomm patent-tax us to death?


Find other chips

Start the process of finding other chips

If all of those major players clubbed together then you could have a new manufacture in 2 or 3 years

It will take that time to go thru the legal process

Just get it done

CREST: We are investigating NCC Group certification cheat sheet scandal – and not with NCC personnel


And the link is ?

Can someone post the link

You know just for transparency

You weren't hacked because you lacked space-age network defenses. Nor because cyber-gurus picked on you. It's far simpler than that


Facepalm This is an easy solve


Google / Firefox / Edge & Safari

You guys really need to sort this **** out

Enforce encryption, scan for CDN JavaScript files and block them

IF you need jQuery or any other framework YOU should be hosting it and it should be encrypted

It seems everyone knows the patches exist but they don’t apply them

Well if the big 4 browsers put a block on sites using older versions of libraries that are not patched then the CLIENT would take it more seriously.

Either take it seriously or remove the obligation on financial institutions to refund lost money and make the person responsible

So many years of the same issues

Uncle Sam says it's perfecting autonomous AI-powered drone, vehicle swarms to 'dominate' battlefields


This Won’t End Well

POTUS has ultimate control of something like this.

That “wall” may no longer be necessary just write an azure function to identify Mexicans and set the wee beasties free.

What is needed now is for someone to develop another swarm with larger drones equipped with fly swatters as a counter measure.

Voyager 1 cracks yet another barrier: Now 150 Astronomical Units from Sol


Just Plain Amazing

What else is there to say ?

Here's why your Samsung Blu-ray player bricked itself: It downloaded an XML config file that broke the firmware


Requested my return code today

Lets see how they handle the repair


Thanks Guys

I believed that I had no choice but to go buy a new player, now I will go find the label to get a replacement thanks.

Now to the meat

Can someone please put together an idiots step by step guide on how to block these phone homes and tracking via the router.

I am asking this for millions of simple people who do not know how to block this stuff.

I tried blocking yahoo adverts but it appears they have a very large round robin list and it just trips to the next after 2 or 3 seconds.

Routers should come with all traffic blocked and you should have to open a port to allow stuff out, this take everything from these companies is disgusting.

Thanks again

Shocked I am. Shocked to find that underground bank-card-trading forums are full of liars, cheats, small-time grifters


Damn You Just Cannot Trust Anyone


So Sad, those poor people just trying to buy stuff online to help themselves.

Maybe the good guys could set up loads of boards like that and get some of the money back ??

SpaceX pulls off an incredible catch, netting both halves of its Falcon fairing as they fell Earthwards after latest launch


True Agile

Learn by iteration

Nominet shakes up system for expiring .uk domains, just happens to choose one that will make it £millions. Again



That’s what they wanted for a domain that is parked on.

They should ban that sort of thing

Use it or lose it

Capita's bespoke British Army recruiting IT cost military 25k applicants after switch-on


Time for change

It is time that the rendering process included

Previous history

Named people ( so that the same people can’t just change company name)

Decent negotiators NOT civil servants or bullet monkeys


Re: Next step: outsource the whole military to Capita...

When they attack the safest place will be directly in front of them


Re: When I was young...

Why not put them in Job Centers ?

Got a crap life join the army and blow crap up you will love it

Maybe have a few guns laid out for them to try

The odd tank parked outside


Again & Again & Again

These people are military they can kill you in hundreds of different ways

The others are salesmen and they can rob you in hundreds of different ways

Who thinks letting them negotiate a contract is a good idea ?

Capita has the brains and still keeps coming out on top even when they mess up

Dominic Cummings needs to get a grip of these things and sort them out

Microsoft accused of sharing data of Office 365 business subscribers with Facebook and its app devs


Whose Benefit ?

Just ask yourself “ to whose benefit is this?”

If the answer is NOT resoundingly MINE

Then your about to be shafted by {insert company name}

Twitter hackers busted 2FA to access accounts and then reset user passwords


Twitter Mumbles Ate NOT Fact

Anyone who got scammed was a fool in this instance.

“Give me some money and I will double it because I am a nice guy“

Right a 6 year old would question that proposal.

Twitter is such a toxic place so glad I avoid FB & T, LinkedIn is fast coming into 3rd place for creating a toxic environment.

To all the “social media” fools lookup there is an amazing world just 3” above your screen.

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


Mr Sunak

Hey did some UK IT people lose Their jobs to our source companies?

You must be mistaken HMRC tell us that the UK IT sector is booming

The UK government need to start to take note, HMRC have lied to you and your about to watch the UK service sector wiped out, then the demand for more visas to fill the gap will be required

Start looking after your UK work force

Twitter says hack of key staff led to celebrity, politician, biz account hijack mega-spree


Twitter Loses Credibility - Again

Well it was bound to happen.

Big companies can not be trusted with your data, glad I don’t use FB or T and I am seriously thinking of coming of LinkedIn ( gone toxic )

Infosys reports better-than-expected results thanks in part to lower visa costs


Dept Of The Obvious

IR35 killed off Freelance work for the banks, so of course Indian outsource companies have posted high profits.

HMRC pushed all the well paid roles offshore, 10,000+ freelancers were let go in March 2020.

Still lower visa costs, hmm maybe just maybe someone at InfoSys knows someone in a position of influence.

Nah I am probably just being a little paranoid.

Brit MPs vote down bid to delay IR35 reforms, press ahead with new tax rules for private-sector contractors


Re: Contractors already pay more tax

You forget that there is a 20% VAT charge that goes to HMRC

So that no longer gets generated so HMRC lose 20% straight off.

Contractors generally come in when it has gone pear shaped and help to clean up, they then leave.

The rate reflects this, you cannot compare permanent staff and contract staff.

So a better example maybe

Contract fees of £75k + £15k (20% vat) = £90k

£15k direct to HMRC and then the other taxes

Roughly HMRC get £35k from the freelancer

Same role permanent will be for around £40k

Roughy HMRC get £16k from this employment

A LOSS of £19k

Now the jobs go offshore as its cheaper now and less risky of battling HMRC

HMRC get £0.00 nil nothing nada

So please tell me again how this makes sense.

Contracting WAS open to anyone who wished to do it, the people complaining never tried it or failed at it they just believed the lies peddled out.

Try reapplying for YOUR job every 3 months lets see how you get on.


Offshore Goldmine

What client in their right mind is going to hire a freelancer !!!

HMRC do not agree with assessments made by its own tool CEST.

Hire a contractor face a court date with HMRC.

Freelancing in the UK is now dead, but in a positive note there will be lots of jobs created offshore

HMRC tax take £0.00


We're no longer helping UK Post Office persecute postal workers with our shonky system, says Fujitsu


PO Prosecutions ?

The number of PO employees and managers prosecuted for this stands at a whooping ZERO 0 THATS none nada zilch

How many postmaster and postmistress prosecuted , hundreds.

Does not seem fair does it really ?

Apple gives Boot Camp the boot, banishes native Windows support from Arm-compatible Macs


No Future

I have a 27” 5k screen mac I use it for apple and windows, the screen is gorgeous BUT if I can not run windows on it then it is the last mac I will own.

Whose side you on, Nominet? Registry floods .co.uk owners with begging emails to renew unwanted .uk domains


Spot On

You summed up the whole thing nicely



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