* Posts by Disgusted Of Tunbridge Wells

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LAN cables can be sniffed to reveal network traffic with a $30 setup, says researcher

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Holmes

Did Tomorrows World cover the invention of the binoculars?

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Or STP cable instead of UTP in air-gapped applications.

Amazon textbook rental service scammed for $1.5m

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Re: "lying to the FBI"

The people downvoting you aren't (necessarily) Trump fans. They just think you're a weapon for bringing up something so off topic.

German Pirate Party member claims EU plans for a GDPR-compliant Whois v2 will lead to 'doxxing and death lists'

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EU: The GDPR

EU: Now put all your information in plain text in a directory for anybody to look up

Who are shortages good for? The channel! World's biggest distributor forecasts tech price hikes from January

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Paris Hilton

Wexit

The world shouldn't have left the EU, the fools.

Brit MPs blast Baroness Dido Harding's performance as head of NHS Test and Trace

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Re: It's on £37 BILLION.

Fair enough, since El Reg sacked all their right leaning staff in 2017, the comments have come to represent Twitter rather than adults discussing things, so I assumed that your post was whataboutery.

> What was your point there?

The lies during the referendum campaign ( treasury predictions, freedom of movement doesn't suppress wages, we'll have ww3, punishment budget, there won't be an EU army, we'll have an immediate recession just from voting to leave - not leaving itself but just voting to do so, etc ) and then the lies afterwards ( eg: Cadwalladr / Guardian's lies about Russian involvement of which she is currently losing a lawsuit over ) where almost exclusively on the remain side.

The "side of the bus" figure was given the OK by the ONS as it was the gross figure. The "Turkey is going to join the EU" wasn't a lie - they were on the ascension track. Since Erdogan went mental they've fallen off that, but it wasn't a lie.

At best it could be said that the remain side lied egregiously and repeatedly while spending far more than the legal limits due to the £9m government leafletting campaign, and the leave side occasionally pushed the boundaries of truth to the line.

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Re: Scientists and Science

And they didn't have millions of lorries coming across the English Channel every day.

Britain in practice isn't much of an island like New Zealand and Australia are.

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Re: It's on £37 BILLION.

An unhelpful comment. What a surprise.

Although as you know, the ONS said that the side of the bus was a perfectly acceptable figure to use.

Also as you know, if it had said the net figure rather than the gross figure, it wouldn't have changed anything. To normal people, £350m/week and £250m/week are effectively the same number.

When your "side" is fabricating Russian conspiracies and Carole Cadwalladr has dropped the "truth" defence in her libel case you'd think you'd wind your necks in.

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Re: It's on £37 BILLION.

Perhaps you're right. That's entirely reasonable.

But the people claiming that it was £37bn are either lying or they are repeating a lie.

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Re: It's on £37 BILLION.

The problem is you need manpower fast, you need to call one of the outsourcers.

Manpower was needed fast. So the outsourcers got a call. Nothing else was viable.

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Re: Share the blame

That's clearly nonsense.

If Boris fires Hancock for being bad at his job, that is an admission that government did a bad job. That sticks to Boris.

If Hancock gets fired for something other than that, then Boris gets to get rid of him, and the stick he was making with his public performances, without consequence.

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Remember that you typed "ex" there.

Hunt isn't a fan of Boris. I can't remember who the other chap was.

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Re: @Disgusted Of Tunbridge Wells

SAGE is chock full of people who actively want the government to fail.

There's literally a (former?) member of the communist party of GB on SAGE.

They weren't hand picked for their loyalty.

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Re: @Disgusted Of Tunbridge Wells

The experts you're talking about - economists - exists to make horoscope writers look good.

If you can't trust epidemiologists on epidemiology and behaviouralists on public behaviour ( ie: will they do lockdown if told, how long for ), then your next best option is to roll a dice.

The report is just nonsense.

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Re: It's on £37 BILLION.

That figure was the amount allocated, not spent.

And the amount spent was mostly ( and I mean the vast majority ) spent on testing. Ie: performing tests. The costs of buying and distributing tests. The cost of processing PCR tests.

Anybody who claims that £37bn was spent on whatever it is that you are suggesting is lying.

The Trace part of T&T ( ie: the bit that went to SERCO ) was less than £1bn.

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Re: Share the blame

The other way of looking at it was that Hancock was performing badly in public ( eg: the fake crying weirdness ), but Boris couldn't sack him because that would say "our handling of the NHS has been poor".

And then the video leaks, Boris gets to get rid of Hancock without the opposition being able to present it as an admission of failure.

My theory was always that Boris loyalists leaked it.

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“In the first three months the strategy reflected official scientific advice to the Government which was accepted and implemented. When the Government moved from the ‘contain’ stage to the ‘delay’ stage, that approach involved trying to manage the spread of covid through the population rather than to stop it spreading altogether […] The fact that the UK approach reflected a consensus between official scientific advisers and the Government indicates a degree of groupthink that was present at the time which meant we were not as open to approaches being taken elsewhere as we should have been.”

“We accept that it is difficult to challenge a widely held scientific consensus. But accountability in a democracy depends on elected decision-makers taking advice, but examining, questioning and challenging it before making their own decisions.”

ie: Government is at fault because the experts were wrong.

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The report says that the government shouldn't have listened to the scientists.

I'm not sure how neutral this document really is.

Nine floors underground, Oracle's Israel data centre can 'withstand a rocket, a missile or even a car bomb'

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Mushroom

MOAB is effective through 200ft of reinforced concrete.

But fortunately jihadi scumbags don't have any MOAB's.

Apple warns sideloading iOS apps will ruin everything

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Holmes

The apple car will do away with doors as they are ugly.

Entry will be through the sun-roof. Charging will be possible by flipping the whole car upside down like a Magic Mouse.

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Paris Hilton

You wouldn't sideload a car

Instagram is testing feature that tells panicking users the service is broken again

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Re: What is wrong with a 404?

The most recent outage was due to the BGP routes getting withdrawn. There wasn't a way for the server to respond with a 404 ( or 500 ).

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Re: Seems to me that there's an obvious flaw in this plan

Presumably the app will check a third party service to check for outages.

England's Data Guardian warns of plans to grant police access to patient data

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Re: Problematic At a Minimum

The first point is problematic.

The second point isn't really because that future authoritarian regime isn't going to care about what the law in 2021 says about police access to medical records.

US nuclear submarine bumps into unidentified underwater object in South China Sea

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They really should have flashing warning lights and fake-V8 engine noises for safety reasons.

Memory price 'correction' is coming, world's fourth-largest DRAM-maker warns

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Paris Hilton

If only SE Asia hadn't left the EU.

Intel's €80bn European chip plant investment plan not bound for UK because Brexit

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Holmes

Re: What a surprise

I wonder if he stopped and admired his prose after typing "brexshit", smiled to himself and thought "I am a stable genius".

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Re: @Disgusted Of Tunbridge Wells

Britain got rich by becoming the workshop of the world.

But don't let me ruin your childish leftism for you.

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Paris Hilton

An E8bn subsidy...

Cheeky chappy rides horse around London filling station, singing: 'I don't need petrol 'cos he runs on carrots'

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Re: Why now

Not just the Mail. The Times was at it. Every paper was at it.

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Re: Why now

Well, it's the Road Haulage Association that started the rumour about a petrol shortage in order to try to bounce the government into letting in unlimited workers in order to drive down wages.

So yes, the members of the RHA stand to make money if the government backs down. Fortunately they aren't doing.

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Mushroom

Re: I would hate

Ireland has "an imminent national emergency" according to the Irish Road Haulage Association.

They actually have guns. That could be interesting.

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Re: Why now

There was a minor shortage from one firm that wouldn't have caused any problems for anybody.

The press reported on it with glee, so everybody rushed out an bought petrol.

Then the press reported on the panic buying with glee in order to elongate the panic buying.

The Times ran a story yesterday on the *front page* that Christiano Ronaldo's *driver* was queueing for petrol. Absolutely pathetic from the press. They should be shot.

Everything is fine. There is plenty of petrol. It's just people are buying (literally) 5 times more than normal.

Once everybody has a full tank, this will be over.

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Re: I cannot fathom the downvotes

The downvotes?

They weren't "kicked out" in the first place.

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Re: "He runs on carrots"

He's not in Belgium, you know.

IKEA: Cameras were hidden in the ceiling above warehouse toilets for 'health and safety'

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He is, but it didn't need shoe-horning in, did it?

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El Reg is sadly obsessed with shoe-horning in any anti-Tory nonsense that it can nowadays.

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Paris Hilton

Re: Excuses, excuses

It's to be able to record people taking cocaine in the toilets........ but it's only to record people in the roof space and corridor.

US school districts blame Amazon for nationwide bus driver shortage

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Re: @AC

According to the Irish Road Haulage Association: Ireland has coming "an imminent national emergency" due to a shortage of drivers.

When did Ireland leave the EU?

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Ireland is a few days behind us.

Will you be laughing then?

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Re: Bus drivers... (FTFY)

It's a shame that America left the EU too, eh?

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Well this sounds familiar.

I can only assume that the USA had the gall to leave the EU.

The fools.

Labour Party proposes raising UK Digital Services Tax (so Amazon can pass the hike on that, too?)

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Re: There is an easy way round this

DaveNumbers, if you can make such an obvious and sensible point like that, why do you fill the rest of your posts with complete bollocks?

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Holmes

I'm confused.

Hitler is for or against business rates?

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If this was a Tory proposal, the Labour party would be calling it the "tiktok tax".

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The point of business rates is to tax valuable land use.

So if you have a warehouse at the edge of a northern town despatching your orders, you'll pay little business rates.

If you have a shop on a busy high street, you'll pay lots of business rates.

It's fine to disagree with that goal, although why you would I don't know, but it seems those that do either don't understand or pretend not to understand why it exists in the first place.

Years of development, millions of lines of code, and Android can't even run a toilet

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Holmes

Re: Isn't this a solution looking for a problem?

A PIR sensor would be simpler.

But that wouldn't show ads, which is the actual point of this.

A PIR sensor next to a poster?

A crypto-trading hamster is outperforming the S&P 500, Nasdaq, Bitcoin

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Re: Proof if proof were needed...

Not really. The hamster could buy or sell ( but not short ). It was operating during a bull market.

All you have to do during a bull market is buy and hold and it'll go up.

When he continued to trade when the market turned bearish, he lost money ( profits going down from I think it said £60 to £10 ).

Had the option to short been available to the hamster he wouldn't have done so well because he'd be occasionally accidentally betting against a bull market.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou admits lying about Iran deal, gets to go home

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Re: Concerning

Don't impose a ban on trade. The whole western alliance should impose massive and rapidly growing taxes on all imports and exports to/from China.

The free market will solve the problem by setting up factories in (now) cheaper countries. You won't need to ban trade once the taxes are high enough.

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