* Posts by StuntMisanthrope

375 publicly visible posts • joined 30 Oct 2017


20 years on, physicists are still figuring out anomaly in proton experiment


Fray Bentos

Pass the sellotape again, it’s proton exchange membrane time. #stickytheory

Infosec still (mostly) a boys club



50% of miners have to be women. No takers. Thought so. d:-)

Lawsuit accuses Oracle of facilitating sales of 'billions' of folks' personal data


The one with the biggest database.

Elvis has just checked in. #jupiterhospitalis

Good news for pentesters and network admins: US issues ransomware guidance asking biz to skill up security teams


Scissors, paper, stone.

There’s no budget for security, entirely preventable. #noahsarksyndrome

Kiss goodbye to privacy forever when brain-implanted comms gear becomes the norm – guru Whit Diffie


Re: Another bottle of Navaho please.

בשוק סמייא צווחין לעווירא סגי נהור. There'll be a pub sign above. #scriftain


Another bottle of Navaho please.

Yes, but there's still something in curving primes around spacetime. #clockworkorange

Blessed are the cryptographers, labelling them criminal enablers is just foolish


The Cat & Phial

why do all the constellations have names prior to optical resolution. #hyperfocal

When software depends on a project thanklessly maintained by a random guy in Nebraska, is open source sustainable?


Put your left foot in.

Open source is a charitable endeavour last time I looked. First, second and third yourself with a furloughed pass. Submit your accounts via the nearest offshore isthmus and claim an ever reducing Jedi binary paper offering. #buellertime

Let’s check in with that 30,000-job $10bn Trump-Foxconn Wisconsin plant. Wow, way worse than we'd imagined


An athlete & media centre!

Lets leave no stone unturned. Running, jumping, kicking, throwing and reporting in all its glory from the start, with t-shirts. Forget school, start with numbers. #balls

Everybody's going to the Moon (and Mars): The Reg chats to ESA about 10-year plans and sending Tim back to space


A wooden credit card.

Think it's time for our money back. #nodice

Microsoft releases kernel for unique (but critically panned) Surface Duo phone


Stand in the corner.

Look at the wall. My bad, it’s true. I quite like my Lumia. I soon as it was EOL, I was interested. Payment for an upgrade and yes the UX is strange, but it’s simple, really simple which is a change. Everything still just about works, and as a 4th or 5th travel phone with a throwaway SIM card and a long battery life. #stillinthebag

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


He’s behind you.

Have you heard the one about Tesla and Edison dressed as each other at the same fancy dress party. #cameasashock

Equifax finally coughs up the money for its 2017 monster hack… to the banks for having to cancel your cards



And I'm being generous. A made up number backed by fraud, writ large and complicit. #rico

Suspicious senate stock sale spurt spurs scrutiny scheme: This website tracks which shares US senators are unloading mid-pandemic


Re: Shock

That's because luxury hotels, golf-courses, travel, services and all the supply chains involved employ the most people, not the financial services sector. It's how the tower structures are under duress at the minute as well. #awe

London court tells Julian Assange: No, coronavirus is not a good reason for you to be let out of prison


Canis Major.

It’s quite clear whether lay or stipend that the system is broken. Deport the man to his home country and export the law. #notproven

Is technology undermining democracy? It's complicated, says heavyweight thinktank


Family Fortunes.

I wouldn’t believe a word of it, and there’s a lot of information still unavailable online or in sphere. #opendemocracy

Starship bloopers: Watch Elon Musk's Mars ferry prototype explode on the pad during liquid nitrogen test


Re: Openvacuum.xyz




It really is, much like asking for directions. Can we have the plans and license support. That’s the a point. #auditoff #boilerorgrandslam

If you're writing code in Python, JavaScript, Java and PHP, relax. The hot trendy languages are still miles behind, this survey says


You in gray yet.

From the other end of the spectrum. The cool kids talk in hex and colour binary. #ganglion

UK contractors planning 'mass exodus' ahead of IR35 tax clampdown – survey



50 years is how far behind the UK legal system is. The law gets management partnerships for invoice, cut and paste. Society gets regulatory capture and nearly twenty years of reaping the a non-benchmarked set of bought idiots. #fuckupapublicbankrunaprivatebank

Things I learned from Y2K (pt 87): How to swap a mainframe for Microsoft Access


Code Integer.

This used to happen all the time within a bank payments department around the turn of the century into the present day. The system is down but the card payments and ATM withdrawals still work. Don’t tell the merchants on punters though. Now it’s it just it’s broken again and nothing works and costs everyone. #spreadsheetville #keepthemusicgoingitsawedding

Listen up you bunch of bankers. Here are some pointers for less crap IT


Bank of Fail.

Still no technologist’s near the governors table again. It’s not even worth checking the other failed organisations. The biggest anchor on the economy is banking. #10percentindustry90percentinfluence

We don't usually sugar-coat the news but... Alien sugars found in Earth-bound meteorites


Encrypted DNA.

Electromagnetic attraction and a chemical signature. #primecurvature

'Big Bang': Great for creating the universe, but not as an approach to IT migration, TSB told


Overdue charges.

Twenty five million pounds. Should have paid more...#hahahahaha

A bridge over troubled water: Intel teases Ponte Vecchio, the GPU brains in US govt's 1-exaFLOPS Aurora supercomputer



The last time a speaker interfered in politics ended well. #hindenburg

They terrrk err jerrrbs! Vodafone replaces 2,600 roles with '600 bots' in bid to shrink €48bn debt


You put your left foot in

I'm confused, are these in-sourced bots or out-sourced bots on the spreadsheet total #ifitlookslikeamast

Virtual inanity: Solution to Irish border requires data and tech not yet available, MPs told


Call my bluff.

Can I have a think tank please. So the entire population of the Ireland could use just the tube in a day and no-one would notice. That's without any other mode of transport, zoning and other malarkey. Sounds like a bilateral mobile infrastructure and investment footing. #productivity


Last train to nowhere.

Is it really any more complicated, than dare I say it the London public transport network. I'm afraid of big numbers too. #trythefish

We're all doooooomed: Gloomy Brit workforce really isn't coping well with impending Brexit


Look you stupid B*******,

You’ve got no arms left. The country is already in recession, and if the economy wasn’t so warped, by axis and finance, you’d have noticed. It’s a policy bubble, with vote for the Blacksmith party or leave the sceptred shores. Albeit a bifurcated dichotomy nonetheless. #itsafleshwound

UK Supreme Court unprorogues Parliament


The law is proprietary.

But identity is non-binary. Something’s not making any sense. #interface

Finally! A solution to 42 – the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything


Re: Y^2?

There’s no why in typo. #angleofobservation

In Hemel Hempstead, cycling is as bad as taking a leak in the middle of the street


Ding ding.

Meanwhile in alternate parallel universe, or socialised state. It’ll be handcarts next, mark my words. #offmyskateboard

Bloke who claimed he invented Bitcoin must hand over $5bn of e-dosh in court case. He can't. He's waiting for a time traveler to arrive


A criminal enterprise.

Straight from the horses mouth and in a court of law. How come a non-asset backed security is allowed to be traded on a financial market. #cashisonlycurrencyintown

Female-free speaker list causes PHP show to collapse when diversity-oriented devs jump ship


Majority replicants need not apply.

Of say the more than the few hundred programming that exist, only a handful have been invented by females and of the most recent ones not for a while. That would be a good conference. #why

A challenger appears: Taiwanese devs' answer to Gemini PDA wraps a Raspberry Pi in a tablet


Off the record.

On the QT. #blanketyblankchequebookandpen

UK.gov opens £250k competition to tackle first-world problem of crap conference Wi-Fi


Sector by sector.

Interesting, that’s one down. Who makes the AP’s and gateways. #bedroomtax

Researchers peer into crystal ball to see future where everyone's ID is tied to their smartphone


The magic lamp.

Identity it’s the new Tatu. #typecast #elevenoutof10

Observation: Slow-burn space HAL 'em up fires adventure game genre into the exosphere



So to recap on the United Kingdom's technology advances over the last decade. A failed banking system, a failed pension system, a failed political system and a failed investment system, a bust accountancy institute, a fraudulent cut and paste reseller, a big unfinished and measured hole plus a pink credit card. €bigwins #taudeltaoff

That this AI can simulate universes in 30ms is not the scary part. It's that its creators don't know why it works so well


Pinball wizard. Pocket O'Credits.

Like a back actor. Can I have a sim please. Let's fire an ever descending serial particle spectral sequence from a lagrange gun, curved forward in time through the offset IDL and bounced back. Like a complicated flag with a planar barcode scanner at asteroids level. #wordsshapesconceptsandgenerationmaynotbeapplicable #magnetslater

Brexit: Digital border possible for Irish backstop woes, UK MPs told


Who the fsck cares.

It's a small issue that grabs a headline like fishing. #fractiongraphandtimewithliability

The seven deadly sins of the 2010s: No, not pride, sloth, etc. The seven UI 'dark patterns' that trick you into buying stuff



A sterling pound in the city mile is worth more than an order of magnitude in value than the other 65,000. #squarekilometer #theta

DXC Technology warns techies that all travel MUST now be authorised



So, outsource security and mind-trust to other bean-fuckwits. Here's the clue. The tower of bull-shit N repetition is the beady-eyed unsocialised autonomous tall-boy. #ouch #innovateout #profit

It could be Rotterdam or anywhere, Wiltshire or in Bath: Euro cops cuff 6 for cybersquatting, allegedly nicking €24m in Bitcoin


You keep it all in.

It's the worst currency in the history of ponzi's fingered by the usual registered suspects and evaders. MOND and greenshift. Seigniorage and double Gresham's all-round FWIW. #rochdaleandknockknock

Queue baa, Libra: People will buy what Facebook's selling. They shouldn't, but they will



Spot price the #strawman The new market is ERG arbitrage. When the geometer says climate at the ball, I'd be down the pub #ish. d:-) #billyjoel

Parliament IT bods' fail sees server's naked OS exposed to world+dog



Even the computer systems want out! #trythebabelfish

*Spits out coffee* £4m for a database of drone fliers, UK.gov? Defra did game shooters for £300k


Re: I'm in.

The only catch, you'll have to get the train vertically not sideways.


I'm in.

Project team above. Mine can track and handle 200k users a month. Remember this includes £3m of procurement cost. #megacorptested

HP CFO Cathie Lesjak didn't even read KPMG's Autonomy due diligence before $11bn biz gobble



I'll be adding that to the collection, for cut and paste. It's all a bit exemplary in my opinion. The thing about these safe habours. It's a very slim set of rules. That's a good thing I reckon and over the years the industrial balance improves prosperity. #wayoh

The best and worst of GitHub: Repos wiped without notice, quickly restored – but why?


Life's invisible work and TV.

It's a bit more than code, the last album or indeed shared security and epigram. #tangibleasset

Judge slaps down Meg Whitman for accusing Autonomy boss of being a 'fraudster who committed fraud'


Re: Dissonance vs Bias - The retrial

Sorry Judge, my bad on the spelling.