* Posts by s. pam

568 posts • joined 6 Sep 2007

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Boeing puts Loyal Wingman robot fighter jet through its paces... on the ground

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Facepalm

737MAX ^ 2??

Hopefully the new improbved model doesn't have c/g problems which could render it unstable in flight so these unmaned vehicles become Skynet bombers...

China passes Tik for Tok export ban law

s. pam
WTF?

Does it also include?

State approved spyware is OK to ship to all nations, especially western ones?

US govt wins right to snaffle Edward Snowden's $5m+ book royalties, speech fees – and all future related earnings

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Holmes

Edward if you're reading this...

The problem is easily rectified by setting up a holding company in a neutral country where he's a contractor to them.

Robot wars! Scandi automation biz AutoStore slings patent sueball, claims it owns Ocado warehouse tech

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Devil

Superb news

Couldn't happen to a nastier company to interview with.

Between the lot of people I've interviewed with there the sheer lack of creative brain cells makes me believe there could be something to the suit personally!

Proposed US fix for Boeing 737 Max software woes does not address Ethiopian crash scenario, UK pilot union warns

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Re: Fundamentals

Sadly you're incorrect -- the loading area Centre of Gravity of the wings and engines extended forward shift the pivot point of the plane. Software can not fix the laws of aerodynamics Boeing has violated with the redesign.

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FAIL

Deadly platform

My father worked with a slide rule and protractor in the Skunk Works @ Lockheed. They knew how to properly design planes.

The design of this plane is do bad its like it's held together with SW, bailing wire and snot.

Damn sure we'll never fly one. How all involved haven't been sacked escapes me.

Homeland Security demands a 911 for reporting security holes in federal networks: 'Vulns in internet systems cause real-world impacts'

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Pint

Don't worry Uncle Sam...

The grunt work will be farmed out via a big US consulting firm to some small 3rd world country.

Google wants to listen in to whatever you get up to in hotel rooms

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Re: Ummm...yeah...

Franklin must have had a gubmnt role previously as there's a few other porkies that are obvious!

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Megaphone

Reminds me of the time

I called my brother on FarceTime and heard him say "Alexa turn music off".

I immediately followed up his utterance with "Alexa order 600 rolls of toilet paper".

2 hours after our call I got a rather terse email from said brother with a screenshot of his Amazon cart with -- 600 rolls of toilet paper ready to be purchased.

Putting these privacy invading devices in hotel rooms should be a right giggle!

Former HP CEO and Republican Meg Whitman – who split HP with mixed success – says Donald Trump can't run a business

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Megaphone

To know failure is to be one....

Whitman is taking the proverbial here given her past, but it is true that Trumplestiltskin couldn't run a piss up in a brewery in a burning bag of dog poo!

Virgin Media CEO says Brit broadband biz 'performed well' in Q2, which is a weird way to say losses almost tripled

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Thumb Down

Who?

We dumped them after their bill for broadband + home phone went to £60/month plus the Wouldn’t implement IPv6 either.

Now on FTTP for £28/month, similar speed.

Beardies company can rot - the extra dosh will be useful.

Aviation regulator outlines fixes that will get the 737 MAX flying again

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FAIL

New airplane song!

Wouldn’t you like to... Die in my bug riddled airplane?*

We can crash along with automatic systems that did us in...

Oh we can die, we can die..

There’s ZERO chance anyone we know and our family will EVER be on one. Unsafe at any altitude!

(*With respect to the original singers)

Brit retailer John Lewis to catapult 111 tech bods over to Capgemini weeks after dumping 244 on Wipro

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Megaphone

Never beaten...

The staff so much as with this insane outsourcing maneuver....

Beardy Branson’s 747-assisted sat-launcher can’t get it up

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Angel

Nothing that £500M of UK taxpayer funding cannot fix

Don't worry dear, Beardie will complete penetration of space with mo' money

The software bots are coming, the software bots are coming: Microsoft swallows UK automation minnow while dreaming of low-code apps

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Pint

Cough

Remember what they did to Skype?

NHS contact-tracing app is best in the world, says VMware CEO... whose company helped build it

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WTF?

Re: Nice to see

There's warehouses FULL of PPE in the UK, up in Mercyside. Been covered by a number of news outlets. Its just the current cunning runts are too stupid to answer their calls so they're selling it overseas.

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FAIL

Why the heck not a UK developed app?

There are numerous companies based and chartered in the UK who have huge mobile expertise that also know the market and understand protecting PII.

Vmware, sod them. Nice company for virtualisation but not know for UX / mobile.

Watch out, everyone, here come the Coronavirus Cops, enjoying their little slice of power way too much

s. pam
Trollface

How would the Plod deal with

2 people, completely isolated in a wood, shagging each other silly?

It's really outdoor exercise officer, I promise!

World's smallest violin to be played for opportunistic sellers banned from eBay and Amazon for price gouging

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Childcatcher

The best way to fsck these scum

Go onto their rip off items and ask the seller a question.

Question gets posted immediately whilst the response will take longer, so shows as a pending response.

Possibly embarrassing them will help as the CMA is useless.

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

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Stop

Someone needs to notify the Home Office

I hope Maersk will have fun trying to get General work visas (Tier 2) for their new cheaper-at-half-the-price employees.

Apple checks under the couch for $500m in spare change, offers it to make power-throttling gripes disappear

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FAIL

Non-USA customers can feck right off

If you're not in the USA, you don't get any dosh from the Apple Borkage it appears even though your mileage has suffered!

Scottish biz raided, fined £500k for making 193 million automated calls

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Thumb Down

You've obviously not looked too far into the business practises of many takeaways in village and town centres then? They all play the same game, in their case the public gets food poisoning/rats &/or roaches in shop then it is summarily closed down. Their wife/son/daughter/brother/etc. etc. then opens a "new place" in the exact same location.

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Terminator

Now if they'll go after the others

Whack-a-mole is the game, phone spamming is the name.

Anything coming from 0843 is a spammer. ICO get a clue bag!

We at work have gotten particularly good at winding up Microsoft Support that calls in our office. Current record is more than 12 mins feeding them utterly random twaddle before they melt, curse and hang up.

Your phone wakes up. Its assistant starts reading out your text messages. To everyone around. You panic. How? Ultrasonic waves

s. pam
Headmaster

Big Caveat

One must have Siri (etc.) enabled.

I and none of my family do.

Quantum compute boffins called up to get national UK centre organised for some NISQy business

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FAIL

Kinda superb, but.....

The Met Office blown billions and still cannot tell us a reliable weather prediction, or a semi-estimated weather prediction.

All this newfangled crap is good for is making the vendors rich.

How about we take the £93M and apply it for taking better care of in-need OAP's, etc or hiring more doctors, nurses or doing upkeep on our hospitals first!

Sure, check through my background records… but why are you looking at my record collection?

s. pam
Megaphone

Alistairdon't forget...

The Usenet Archive, where even the oldest of us on the 'Net could possibly be hung for past public statements!

OK, which Dombås stuffed Windows 10 to bursting at Swedish flatpack flinger?

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Coat

How to spot the couples headed to divorce court?

They're at IKEA at the weekend.

Wives happily picking up carp you don't need, and their buildings are a giant Farraday Cage so men cannot get sports on their mobile to numb their brains.

(No borkage was done creating this message)

BT: UK.gov ruling on Huawei will cost us half a billion pounds over next 5 years

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Joke

Don't worry dear....

We'll just raise your mobile bill accordingly to cover the loss!

Anatomy of OpenBSD's OpenSMTPD hijack hole: How a malicious sender address can lead to remote pwnage

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FAIL

Robert Morris Jr. Anyone?

Gosh golly its like I just fell into a wayback machine and am back at UC Berkeley in 1988.

And that's NOT a good thing. I thought the OpenBSD folks had more of a clue. I guess their clue bag has a hole.

You're not Boeing to believe this: Yet another show-stopping software bug found in ill-fated 737 Max airplanes

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Facepalm

Boeing's new theme song..

(sing to Frank Sinatra's voice)...

Come flaw with me, we'll die we'll die away

If you can use a bug or two, there's a casket in Bombay

Come flaw with me let's die, die die

Come flaw with me let's die, and be put away....

Are you getting it? Yes, armageddon it: Mass hysteria takes hold as the Windows 7 axe falls

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Black Helicopters

Not upgrading my Mum's Win7 PC

My Mum is 84 and suffering from Alzheimer's more and more every day.

Given she can barely use the PC, even though it's got good A/C on it, this will likely lead to my installing SuSE (or equiv) on it next time I am in front of her PC.

Not that she may recall she still has it.

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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Trollface

Would the Sussex's fly on one?

That'd be telling though for a price Megxit will do anything Goofy it appears.

Oh noes! Half the NHS runs on Windows 7! Thankfully, here's Citrix with a virty vaccine

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IT Angle

I was released from hospital Sunday night by Win 7

I’ve been quite unwell and staying in Wrexham Park hospital in Berkshire. The county operator is Frimley Trust of the NHS.

All the nurses stations and roll around computers I personally saw being used are still on it.

Not a single sight of Citrix from my entering A&E to Observation unit and then onto a Ward had it.

Sadly the HW they have is pretty up to date even if the screens aren’t.

Almost worrying times ahead.

Reaction Engines' precooler tech demo chills 1,000°C air in less than 1/20th of a second

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Facepalm

But can it cool my entire house

When the Saharan heatwaves-O-death come every summer?

If it can, where can I sign up to buy one?

Microsoft Notepad: If it ain't broke, shove it in the Store, then break it?

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Facepalm

Re: F*ck Microsoft Notepad,

Simples, always carry the latest version on a USB stick.

Have you never been a consultant?

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FAIL

F*ck Microsoft Notepad,

Use Notepad++ a FAR better, more functional and useful product.

The 2nd app I replace on any new PC is Notepad, the 1st, Internet Exploder!

Oh good. This'll go well. Amazon's Alexa will offer NHS advice

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Mushroom

Amazon and Google can fuck right off

There's no way in hell we will allow them access to our private medical data. We don't even do medical searches on the web unless we're in private/anonymous mode via Duck Duck Go.

Alexa can sit and spin on that.

UK police want to Airwave hello to some more mobile devices – survey

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Holmes

Its really disturbing (and sad!)

When a RTA happens and the Plod take photos with their persona mobiles and email it to work because they ain't got the kit.

Sack all the luvvie firms snorting up the cash might help the Boys in Blue have some half decent kit!

PowerPoint to start telling you that your presentation is bad and you should feel bad

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Pirate

I want a poison dart gun for any Powerpoint preso

One more moppet, one more feckwit reading their slides and BANG, dart o' sedation right in the neck.

Talk about a ticket to ride... London rail passengers hear pr0n grunts over PA system

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Angel

The 7:18 service will be coming...

in a tunnel near you, soon!

Symantec boss Greg Clark exits biz amid dismal financials

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Mushroom

There’s a special place...in Hell

For Symantec and I’m glad their revenues are tanking even more.

As an ex employee who got screwed over by a lying, cheating, say anything boss it breeds contempt like nothing else.

Rot in Hell.

Portal to 'HELL' cracks open in street – oh sorry, it's just another pothole

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Mushroom

Don't visit Buckinghamshire then if you want your car in one piece!

Bucks County Council has successfully recreated the Moon here. Tens of thousands of sink holes, giant potholes and fissures regularly cause significant damage.

Just pointing out yet another incompetent council!

London's Metropolitan Police arrest Julian Assange

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Thumb Up

About bloody time

Whether he is guilty or not he has to stand and account for his actions. Hiding away from criminal charges never wins any favour from any court.

Go on, feast your eyes on... HMRC's backend: 4,000 IT staff, its hookup with AWS and more

s. pam
Headmaster

And the Smart PFY.....

Will do their apprenticeship and piss off to pastures anew and far greener.

Citrix mysteriously quiet amid whisperings of senior layoffs: Executives, teams logged out, it is claimed

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Megaphone

Has anyone called their UK office in Gerrards Cross?

Being a UK registered company such as this paper and they are, pick up the phone and call them to try to verify story.

Top personnel general joined Capita months after firm won its Army recruiting IT contract

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Thumb Up

No different than in Trumpland

On Planet Trump in the USA this kind of crap happens all the time, not surprised at all!

Super-crook admits he nicked $122m from Facebook, Google by sending staff fake invoices for tech kit

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Devil

Truly Divine Retribution

Screw your customers? Check.

Give away customer data? Check.

Mislead politicians that you won't do it again? Check.

Looks like the Karma Gods have smiled, shame the guy got caught!

Defaulting to legacy Internet Explorer just to keep that one, weird app working? Knock it off

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FAIL

Payroll hell and damnation

Our company doesn't do payroll, even though there's a venerable army of HR and Finance people. Who the @£$% knows what they all do all day. When you approach them with a question, they tell you to contact ADP. So you do and you're told "our app only works with IE 10". Not 11, not 9, not even Edge -- IE 10.

Thus if you need to know what's on your payslop, or what deductions, or G*d forbid your end of year PAYE info, you have to run IE 11 in IE 10 "bassackwards compatibilty mode" or you're blocked from even logging onto their site.

Don't even think about Firefox, Safari or Chrome "unsupposed and insecure" is the message from ADP regarding them.

Twitter. Android. Private tweets. Pick two... Account bug unlocked padlocked accounts

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Trollface

Feh, Twitter in the Shitter

Who cares?

If you're daft enough to use it, expect everything to be Public, just like Farcebook!

British Airways: If you're feeling left out of our 380,000 passenger hack, then you may be one of another 185,000 victims

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FAIL

Biggest Arseholes

Deserve to have the beejezus fined out of them and we cancelled our card and trip booked during the August- September hack.

Why?

Well Sherlock if the bad guys have your personal details/ address and likely your travel dates then can burglyof your home be far behind!

That’s why!

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