* Posts by TheSirFin

18 posts • joined 15 Feb 2017

Easyjet hacked: 9 million people's data accessed plus 2,200 folks' credit card details grabbed


from Franco-German manufacturer Airbus??

Really Il Reg?

If it was funny, I wouldn't mind..... but its neither accurate or funny ..... so do please try again?

Its headquarters, are in the Netherlands, the three largest countries involved are France, Spain and Germany, followed by UK and many other European countries ..... so maybe try something like "Euro-Bloc Flying Fortress" etc ......?

There, that wasn't so hard now was it? ;-)

UK snubs Apple-Google coronavirus app API, insists on British control of data, promises to protect privacy


Re: Difficult choice

Worth having a listen to this podcast ........ really interesting to hear how both approaches work .... and not a surprise that the Gov have gone on the Slurping route ....


Maersk prepares to lay off the Maidenhead staffers who rescued it from NotPetya super-pwnage


Maersk have lost ther way-point

Shame to hear that about Maersk, from what I had hear they were a good company to work for.

Seems they need to remember this (bastardised) lesson:

"Treat your Staff like Pets, and your Containers like Cattle"

Home Office cops an earful for emergency network feck-ups - £3bn overbudget and 3 years late


Re: up 49 per cent on first estimates.

Dont worry, Grayling hasn't got his hands on it yet...... but when he does, you can add a zero to that 49%

Boeing big cheese repeats pledge of 737 Max software updates following fatal crashes


Re: Criminal Negligence and/or Corporate Malfeasance? Those are a Rock and a Hard Place

I agree. But one thing that will make for even more uncomfortable reading for Boeing Execs, Shareholders and fans, is that all 3 possible warning systems which Boeing had designed to alert of possible malfunction of, or pilot conflict with, said MCAS system were ALL additional extras on the both the Max 8&9 aircraft. Neither of the two aircraft that have crashed had any of these systems installed**. In fact, a recent pilots report from American Airlines suggests they may be the only carrier who has selected them. How such critical alerts could be "optional extras" given the number of stripped back, bare bones carriers out there is a galling commercial decision for any company to have taken. This, more than anything I feel will be highlighted in all the reports written on the causes of these tragic events. [** Source: AvTalk Podcast No53, produced by FlightRadar24. Worth a listen].

Wanted: DVLA CTO. Must love cloud, open standards, agile – and retiring outdated kit


Id say they are selling the fact that you can live and Gower as a big perk to the Job! I did a 6 year stint there and it is a pretty cushy lifestyle!

NASA's Opportunity rover celebrates 15 years on Mars – by staying as dead as a doornail


Given that this is the same Rover that drew a massive C**k and B4lls on The Red Planet the instant it landed, I wouldn't be surprised that this extended sleep is some sort of weird Nasa punished for the little fella!

A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace


Paw Patrol has the answer

Cant believe nobody has built Chases net from Paw Patrol. Its the only answer.......

Guess I am off to the shed to build it then.....

Back in a mo!

Big data at sea: How the Royal Navy charts the world's oceans


Its alway been this way!

Surprised that people (including the author) are surprised by this. The RN has been surveying the worlds oceans from its very inception! That is what all the great famous Captains spent most of their time doing on their voyages of discovery. Accurately charting the worlds oceans and sending them back to the Admiralty. With charts come power and with power, wealth and a lot of the "success" of the Empire was built on the back of skilled navigator and survey creating accurate sea chart for others to follow! The Article should really reference his long history of surveying as a RN skill.

Chinese biz baron wants to shove his artificial moon where the sun doesn't shine – literally


Its called Pegasus and its made with conflict diamonds from West Africa.

Apple hands €14.3bn in back taxes to reluctant Ireland


I Presume that it is the fact that Ireland is playing he long game, and knows that keeping Apple happy and in Ireland long term, is more beneficial than a one off windfall and risk them pulling out ??

VPNFilter router malware is a lot worse than everyone thought


Sky Hubs

Any body know who makes Sky Hubs that they use here in the UK?

Just wondering if we are vulnerable.....



Max Schrems is back: Facebook, Google hit with GDPR complaint


won for now ...... defeat is never final, and victory is never eternal!

US citizen sues France over France-dot-com brouhaha


This has happened before - just agree a reasonable price for it and for one dont feed the lawyers!

From Wikipedia:


In 1994, The Irish Times established a website called Irish-times.ie; it was the first newspaper in Ireland and one of the first 30 newspapers in the world to do so. The company acquired the domain name Ireland.com in 1997, and from 1999 to 2008, used it to publish its online edition. It was freely available at first but charges and a registration fee were introduced in 2002 for access to most of the content. A number of blogs were added in April 2007 written by Jim Carroll, Shane Hegarty, and Conor Pope. On 30 June 2008, the company relaunched Ireland.com as a separate lifestyle portal and the online edition of the newspaper was now published at irishtimes.com. It was supplied free of charge,[36] but a subscription was charged to view its archives.

On 15 October 2012 John O'Shea, Head of Online, The Irish Times, announced that the ireland.com domain name had been sold to Tourism Ireland, and that the ireland.com email service would end on 7 November 2012. The domain name was sold for €495,000. The ending of the email service affected about 15,000 subscribers.[37]

The newspaper announced on 17 February 2015 the reintroduction of a paywall for its website, irishtimes.com, beginning on 23 February.[38][39][40]"

Europe wants cloud giants to cough up data from anywhere in 6hrs



No mention in the article of warrants......... back in the day, and int time honoured hollywood police dramas, The Cops were always waiting for a warrant from a Judge, so they could 'do the wire tap'. Igoring the technical fiasco, its does appear from this article, its just a "give the cops whatever they ask for' sort of legislation with no checks and balances.......?

Elon Musk invents bus stop, waits for applause, internet LOLs


Frickin' lasers

Brilliant! You just need to add a "giant frickin' Moon LASER" to his list, and he needs to start dressing like Dr Evil! oh, and he also needs a few pet, ill tempered sea bass as pets!

'Quantum supremacy will soon be ours!', says Google as it reveals 72-qubit quantum chip


Re: Hitchhiker is on again soon

or, in Googles case, the Infinite Profitability Drive.......

GRAPHENE: £120m down, UK.gov finds it's still a long way from commercial potential


Here is one very nice usage:


As feature in BBC Inside Science Podcast on November.

Also Italian firm Vittorio spending a lot on graphene in tyre manufacturing.

Jury still out on that thou.


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