* Posts by Extreme Aged Parent

26 posts • joined 31 Aug 2017

Europe considers making it law that your boss can’t bug you outside of office hours

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Re: * Does not apply to non-EU countries

Neither did I, and we are now blessed with the gifts that Brexit keeps on giving...

Facebook appeals ruling that it stole tech. So, Italian judge issues new judgment: Pay 10 times the original fine

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Of course not, integrity has its price, and that has been paid!

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Re: Facebook Times Up

I agree with everything you say, but as was stated in an earlier post, make the directors and shareholders personally responsible for the fines, as they should not be considered an operating expense.

EU says Boeing 737 Max won't fly over the Continent just yet: The US can make its own choices over pilot training

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Re: @DS999

Yes they are run by 'bean counters', (Lockhead Martin I think) they even have had their headquarters moved, since their takeover there has been a lot of de unionisation, a new factory was built, strictly non union, leading to poorer quality product, never seen since they are allowed to do their own certification...This has ended up with the re-purposing of an old airframe to save monies...the rest sadly is history

As part of the certification process the directors and shareholders of the company should fly in one of these planes, I for one will not do so.

NCSC's London HQ was chosen because GCHQ spies panicked at the prospect of grubby Shoreditch offices

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re Bullying

I was bullied several times throughout my school and professional life and see one bully boy excusing another...

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Re: mandarin-friendly Victoria

Thanks for that info, will watch and enjoy

HP: That print-free-for-life deal we promised you? Well, now it's pay-per-month to continue using your printer ink

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Re: print-free-for-life plan was "an introductory offer,"

You are correct, I had a Deskjet plus, late 80s vintage until I could no longer get any cartridges, then I bought a Laser printer, not HP...

Toshiba to sell off-the-shelf quantum key distribution kit, eventually offer it as-a-service

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Message Encryption

According to my nom de plume I actually worked on off line and on line cryptographic equipments, and have watched the development of this technology, but it all hinges on how long do you need the message to be secret. I have a copy of Volume 1 of the Lombard General Codes, which these 'new' computers probably would not be able to 'crack'.

These super computers would bring cryptography back to as said the one time pad or books similar to these Lombard codes, unless the messages sent were needed to be 'secure' for perhaps an hour?

Here's US Homeland Security collaring a suspected arsonist after asking Google for the IP addresses of folks who made a specific search

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Re: A narrow search is good

You could allways use a bicycle, to access your car parked a reasonable distance away, or train station, bus stop...

but more importantly a delayed timer on the molotov cocktail...

Reading some of the suggestions here, were we all to get together, the law enforcement peoples would have big problems!

Never knowingly under-digitally transformed: Retailer John Lewis outsources tech function to Wipro

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Re: That will be 244 people looking for a job very soon

An interesting thought, perhaps cummings will pick this one up!

Finally, a wafer-thin server... Only a tiny little thin one. Oh all right. Just the one...

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Re: How to blow up 1000 houses all at once...

The operative word is 'supposed' it doesn't always happen...Sodds Law

Facebook accused of trying to bypass GDPR, slurp domain owners' personal Whois info via an obscure process

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Its about time that Facebook was closed down.

It has become too powerful and is now infringing on each persons civil liberties.

Online face mask sales scams, 400% uptick of coronavirus phishing reports: Brit cops' workload shifts online along with the nation's

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Re: Well, at least there's now an argument to sign up for the Sun or Daily Mirror

I can remember those days, we had to use both sides...

MI5 gros fromage: Nah, US won't go Huawei from dear old Blighty over 5G, no matter what we do

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Re: You know what's going to happen.

Sadly I think he is correct

What was Boeing through their heads? Emails show staff wouldn't put their families on a 737 Max over safety fears

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Non Flying Pigs!

I have read many articles on the design and subsequent modification of the 787 to 787 Max, and I wonder whether it is worth while continuing to find work arounds for the problems generated by increasing the engine size. I would call them botches...

Boeing should scrap the Max version and follow Airbus, and that was to design a new aircraft around the new engines.

My thoughts are basic and simple, you have a pig, you put lipstick on it, you still have a pig...

Scrap them Boeing!

Abu Dhabi drops sack of cash into UK broadband challenger Hyperoptic

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Abu Dhabi

As said in the piece, they are acting as a disruptor, this is typical strategy from this corner of the world, we should discourage any intervention financial or otherwise from these people. They have loads of oil money waiting to be used for this or that project, many of these projects in place are not beneficial to the host countries. I will not go into too much detail but recommend that you watch the tv series entitled @House of Saud, family at war' this is on iPlayer and will I guarantee open your eyes to their true intentions.

Data flows post-Brexit: 'Leave it to government to make sure you've got a smooth run in.' Er, OK

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History in the making!

The saddest part of this story is that real people actually voted for this plonker!

And how will future generations look upon this period?

I hope they have a sense of humour.

Fixing a printer ended with a dozen fire engines in the car park

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Re: Re:Victorian railways had a few exploding boiler incidents

This tale comes from one of H. M. Dockyards, long since closed, there were steam powered and driven cranes which ran on railway tracks, which could also be used similarly to a modern JCB.

At lunch time one particular crew used to bank up the boiler, tie down the safety valve then head off the the nearest canteen. Sadly this time the boiler blew up, no casualties!

Another story was when one crew (two men) went off on their annual holiday they hid / parked the crane somewhere in the maze of railway tracks that served the 'yard. They didn't bother to inform their charge-hand where the crane was...When the two men reappeared after their weeks holiday, so did the crane!

I was an apprentice then...Ah happy days

Equifax reveals full horror of that monstrous cyber-heist of its servers

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Re: And how...

Although I do not like what you say, you are correct, and right in saying it.

We at the bottom of the 'food chain' have no say in what or how we are ruled, e.g. the UK is called a democracy, but really we are in an elected dictatorship, which might or not change every 5 years, and we those of us at the bottom have very little real say in what happens.

These Equifax companies are run by big business, they control the money, ergo they control us.

You want out, they have got you covered in all ways, so no way out for you my friend!

Techies! Britain's defence secretary wants you – for cyber-sniping at Russia

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Re: Salary - That leaves patriotism

You could add several from the Labour front bench to your list as well!

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I have often thought this would solve a lot of the problems caused by unlimited warfare, Syria is the latest example.

Put the waring leaders in a 5 acre field and let them slug it out!

Although how one stops a tyrant killing parts of his population, perhaps one of you guys out there could come up with suggestions

Astro-boffinry world rocked to its very core: Shock as Andromeda found to be not much bigger than Milky Way

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I think Monty Python summed it up nicely with the 'Galaxy Song'


UK worker who sold customers' data to nuisance callers must cough up £1k

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I ask them which accident they are on about?

That generally gets rid of them.

UK Home Sec Amber Rudd unveils extremism blocking tool

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Our Security

In this world where the bad guys are trying to cause us death and distress, weapons that we are using to defend ourselves with should not be broadcast to our enemies. Reading through the posts here there are mentioned ways around this defence program.

Some things are above the need to be freely broadcast and need to be kept as secret until that requirement is past. I am a firm believer of an open society, but when this freedom is being turned against us then we need to restrict that spread of knowledge. We should remember the people of Bletchley Park, many of whom took their secrets to their graves.

Today we are fighting an ideology that wants to destroy our way of life just as much as Mr. Hitler did. We need to remember that careless talk does cost lives. The difficulty that we have in getting intelligence about the next terrorists target is simply down to the fact that they do not broadcast their next act. We should also not broadcast our weaponry...

Google lies about click-fraud refunds and tried to destroy us – ad biz

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I am not tech expert, but as a customer who uses google to provide lists of suppliers I have to rely upon their honesty. Some companies get to be too big to be controlled, here I cite the car manufacturers, who once they received your monies disappeared over the horizon when problems appeared. This is the situation that Google is in now, it plays governments off between each other to keep as much of its 'earned' monies.

It is time for these companies to be broke up, each part to be a company within its own country, not spread over like a jam sandwich with the strawberry sitting in the lowest and least caring country.

Best Korea fingered for hacks against Bitcoin exchanges in South

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History Repeating Itseflf

In the lead up to WW2 there were a lot of countries who let the Nazi Regime get away with many small steps, for example taking over several countries with small reason, leading up to Chamberlain's famous 'Peace in Our Time' agreement from Hitler.

How much further are we to allow this man to go? It will not be long before his rockets will overfly Guam, the American island in the Pacific, then be able to reach the US mainland?

A further thought, I find difficulty in accepting that North Korea could develop these machines of war, the missile and the bomb on its own, so who is selling, or giving, these weapons to this unstable leader? Methinks that someone who wants a proxy war with the US


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