* Posts by DomDF

19 posts • joined 19 Feb 2020

Apple's Pegasus lawsuit a 'declaration of war' against offensive software developers, says Kaspersky director


Re: They know they won't get any money

No, it shoots them in the back or kneels on their neck until they can't breathe.

Alleged Brit SIM-swapper will kill himself if extradited to US for trial, London court told


Internet Police

Hacking's bad, obviously, but what makes it any of the Yanks' business? Have they been appointed as internet police suddenly?

UK health secretary confirms end for NHS Digital, architect of the GP data grab debacle


Re: Here we go again

It's the same story with Buckinghamshire Council, the result of a five way merger between the district and county councils, but run as if it is still five separate councils. So much for the promised cost savings and efficiency improvements by pooling staff and resources.

Amazon tells folks it will stop accepting UK Visa credit cards via weird empty email



I didn't realise Visa did credit cards. I've never seen one. Plenty of debit cards, but never a credit one. Presumably because of their excessive fees.

Streamlabs shamed into dropping 'OBS' from product name after open-source OBS Project wades into Twitter spat


Re: Complaining on Twitter

Careful, I got banned from twitter for complaining too much.

Ofcom slams slammers: Telcos fined for switching punters' phone lines without their knowledge or consent


Having purchased the previous company's assets for £1

Sheffield Uni cooks up classic IT disaster in £30m student project: Shifting scope, leadership changes, sunk cost fallacy


Blind leading the blind...

straight through a field of nuclear landmines.

Microsoft engineer fixes enterprise-level Chromium bug students could exploit to cheat in online tests



Is this sponsored content for Microsoft, Google and co, or is El Reg just boot licking as a hobby?

System at the heart of scaled-back £30m Sheffield University project runs on end-of-life Oracle database


Re: idiots

Getting universities to spend money on things that aren't unnecessary new buildings or half a million pounds salary for the VC is easier said than done.

As System76 starts work on its own Linux desktop world, GNOME guy opens blog, engages flame mode



I am reminded of the famous line "I have no idea what XFCE is or does sorry." It's the same attitude at work here (and probably the same **** saying it).

Windows 10 2004 is nearing the end of the road. Time for a Windows 11 upgrade?


Re: I upgraded last night

Wasn't that the claim back when Windows 10 launched?

GitHub CEO forks off: Nat Friedman to quit this month, replacement will report to exec behind .NET Hot Reload fiasco


Rats and sinking ships.

I said i would abandon GitHub back when Microsoft gobbled them up. I cleverly omitted tp say *when* i would abandon ship. Now seems like the right time.

Assange psychiatrist misled judge over parentage of his kids, US tells High Court



A pity the Americans didn't follow though with their plan to have him assassinated in the UK. It would have given me another reason to despise them.

Orders wrong, resellers receiving wrong items? Must be a programming error and certainly not a rushing techie


Ah, so that explains...

Why my takeaway delivery had the correct address and order number, but a different name and completely different food. Anyone fancy a bucket of hot wings?

Electronic Frontier Foundation ousts co-founder John Gilmore from its board



"The EFF appears not to publish board minutes, nor to have posted its constitution or charter to its site (but does advocate for transparency)"

What hypocrisy, but hardly surprising from the EFF.

About half of Python libraries in PyPI may have security issues, boffins say


False positives

Doesn't bandit have a terrible false positive rate? I stopped using it because there was too much noise.

Is the article in press with a reputable journal, or just on the preprint server?

Eclipse boss claims Visual Studio Code is an open-source poseur – though he would say that, wouldn't he?



Who are Eclipse anyway? Aren't they the bad guys from Horizon Zero Dawn?

Vodafone: Yes, we slurp data on customers' network setups, but we do it for their own good


Re: call centre

When talking to Vodafone this morning it felt like trying to have a conversation with one of those natural language AIs but, allegedly, it was a human being, albeit a foreign one.


This combined with the ongoing outage since 9PM last night makes me glad my contact is up in under a month.


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