* Posts by Efer Brick

207 posts • joined 5 Jun 2018


Whatever you've been doing during lockdown, you better stop it right now

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Blas for me, blas for you.

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or "Lift flatulence " ?

It's the UK contractor tax factor: IR35 outsiders gaining leverage in skills market, survey finds

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Gravity sucks, so does IR35 ;-)

AWS Free Tier, where's your spending limit? 'I thought I deleted everything but I have been charged $200'

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Re: AWS - Automated Wallet Slimming?

Slurping ?

American insurance giant CNA reportedly pays $40m to ransomware crooks

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Re: $40m to the extortionists

They're insured. Whilst embarrassing, it's a small amount to CNA.

But yeah, the'll not want it to happen again.

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Definitely in the wrong game

Open-source JavaScript project Babel 'running out of money' after employing paid maintainers, sponsors pull out

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Charidee shop


WTH are NFTs? Here is the token, there is the Beeple....

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Re: Raising funds idea

yeah but you'll miss the cranks that have good ideas

A keyboard? How quaint: Logitech and Baidu link arms to make an AI-enabled, voice-transcribing mouse

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?Hello, computer

who doesn't love a gif --- https://giphy.com/gifs/reactionseditor-reaction-3o7btVRbshbbaC8Ygg

You put Marmite where? Google unveils its latest AI wizardry: A cake made of Maltesers and the pungent black tar

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Sounds better than

Marmite and Cheese hot cross buns

What happens when back-flipping futuristic robot technology meets capitalism? Yeah, it’s warehouse work

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Bezos and (Call me)-Kenneth

"Made" for each other

Ministry of Defence tells contractors not to answer certain UK census questions over security fears

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That's forward thinking

Provisions for data loss built right in

Facebook uses one billion Instagram photos to build massive object-recognition AI that partly trained itself

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Or not?

SpaceX small print on Starlink insists no Earth government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities

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But, how much BTC per unit of oxygen?

Fancy a £130k director of technology role with the UK's Ministry of Justice? All you need to do is 'fix the basics'

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Fantastic opportunity for someone

To funnel cash to their corporate pals, BoJo style.

Ring, Ring, why don't you give me a call? Amazon-owned doorbells aren’t answering after large-scale outage

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You're new here, right?

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Re: Online only? That's the idea...

You're onto something, I think you should knock on some doors and see who answers

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Re: Knock Knock

fnarr fnarr

Spare a thought for Asos.com techies: Topshop acquisition coincides with deadline for global retail system go-live

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Assuming they don't return it

You look for the largest objects in the universe and two come along at once: Astroboffins spot mega radio galaxies dwarfing Milky Way

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“Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.”

― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

150,000 lost UK police records looking more like 400,000 as Home Office continues to blame 'human error'

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the 3 absolutes



Data loss

Hollywood drone pilot admits he crashed gizmo into cop chopper, triggering emergency landing

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What a CLINT

Loser Trump is no longer useful to Twitter, entire account deleted over fears he'll whip up more mayhem

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Re: You Could Be Next

First they "came for" those that violated the terms and conditions.

Then they came for ...?

Offshoring is kind of over, says Wipro, as financials surge thanks to offshoring

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These days, there trend is for direct employees.

My previous place, they went from 0 to ~300 (from using contractors and Thoughtworks) IT staff, no way they could afford 300 in London.

Pirate Bay co-founder criticises Parler for its lack of resilience

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Yeah, but that was a struggle against the jackboot of British imperialism.

Fearing she had stumbled across a body, dogwalker reports pota-toe to police

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the conspi'tards would ask

"was it counted in the CoVid statistics?"

Buggy chkdsk in Windows update that caused boot failures and damaged file systems has been fixed

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Black Helicopters

Re: Yes the wonders of continual updates......

Send an Microsoft an invoice for their shitfuckery and add extra for stress

Ethical power supplier People's Energy hacked, 250,000 customers' personal info accessed

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Re: And who believes any unsolicited phone callers these days?

Yes! Shave their respective heads and grovel on the floor for forgiveness, at every customers front door.

As UK breaks away from Europe, Facebook tells Brits: You'll all be Californians soon

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hasn't he already said; "offski in the spring"?

Uri Geller calls off 20-year ban on Pokémon trading card that 'stole' his 'signature image'

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Still banned from Wetherspoons


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

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Sounds discriminatory ...

against Satsumas and Tangerines

YouTube is going to splash adverts all over your videos, and won't pay creators unless there's a big enough audience

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Re: There are adverts on YouTube?

Same, browser and android, there's even a tool to filter out those boring invid sponsor messages.

Trump fires cybersecurity boss Chris Krebs for doing his job: Securing the election and telling the truth about it

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Re: Worlds biggest snowflake

Infamy! Infamy! They've got it in for me!

Dell online store charges 16 million dollars for new laptop with paint job

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For UK Gov

So it's probably "Covid proof"

Biden projected to be the next US President, Microsoft joins rest of world in telling Trump: It looks like... you're fired

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Re: compared to Trump he's an elder statesman

My goldfish (Reggie) would like to be Sec. of State for catteries

America's democracy on the brink, Brexit looming, climate crashing... when better to get the first fast radio burst from our own galaxy?

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That is some serious WiFi

Where are all the 5g'tards now eh?

Congrats, HCL, on your £1.5m contract to upgrade a county council's ERP system to SAP S4/HANA within a year

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Someone made promises

That others will have to keep

NSA: We've learned our lesson after foreign spies used one of our crypto backdoors – but we can't say how exactly

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Re: How do you avoid US spy gear, it is everywhere.

I once googled "bath bombs", I'll turn myself in (after lunch)

Ed Snowden doesn’t need to worry about being turfed out of Russia any more

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Life in Russia

What's he done to deserve that?

It's that time of the year when Apple convinces you last year's iPhones weren't quite magical enough, so buy this new 5G iPhone 12 instead

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Does that mean I can walk and look at your screen, it'll warn you of bumping into street furniture and other "screen walkers"

Remember the days when signs were signs and operating systems didn't need constant patching?

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IBM manager had to make one person redundant from choice of two, still bungled it and got firm done for unfair dismissal

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My mate Dave got sacked off the dodgems

He also did them f'unfair dismissal

Bill Gates lays out a three-point plan to rid the world of COVID-19 – and anti-vaxxer cranks aren't gonna like it

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Wake up sheeple

Have you not seen that new doc on net flix, Utopia


Error-bnb: Techies scramble to fix Airbnb website bug that let strangers read each others' account messages

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Mr Fuckuppy

Booked in...

What the hell is going on with .uk? Dozens of domain names sold in error, then reversed, but we'll say no more about it, says oversight org

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putting the UK into


At the very last Moment.js: Time-and-date JavaScript library fetched 12 million times a week ends development

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Well, if you do get your software

From a charidee shop

Tesco self-service separates innocent Reg reader from beer after collapsing into heap of Windows dialog boxes

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Screen smear...

running "Faeces book"

Infor pays UK construction retailer Travis Perkins £4.2m settlement following cancelled upgrade of 'Sellotape and elastic bands' ERP system

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Re: Barely any input from the IT department

The world is full of gob shites making promises that other people have to keep.

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

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Couple crates of fossies and a few dozen snags

Adtech's bogeymen are tracking everything - even your web visits to mental health charities, claim campaigners

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Re: It's for charidee!

Indeed, surprising that more people don't realise it costs money to make money



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