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* Posts by tony2heads

1230 posts • joined 1 Apr 2010


Privacy, security fears about ID cards?'s digital bod has one simple solution: 'Get over it'


Re: another iteration

It does happen, but usually people with higher IQ will try to follow a subject they speak about to avoid looking a complete fool

Shocker: UK smart meter rollout is crap, late and £500m over budget


Alternative idea

They should have divided up the £13bn for everyone who had a meter.

That Old Time 2018 IT songbook: Verity, Verity - give us your lyrics, do! We're half crazy, all for the love of you


Alternative tune most big IT companies

You're unbelievable from EMF

Microsoft lobs Windows 10, Server Oct 2018 update at world (minus file-nuking 'feature') after actually doing some testing

Big Brother

It's almost as if the broken 1809 build never existed

The broken 1809 never existed citizen Winston Smith

Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server


Re: The joke is on you!

Cue the Staple Singers

Lucky, lucky, Westminster residents: Who better to look after your housing benefits than Capita?


Re: Doing fewer things better...

Is that you, Linus?

Stairway to edam: Swiss bloke blasts roquefort his cheese, thinks Led Zep might make it tastier



Black Dyke Brass band

iPhone XR, for when £1,000 is just too much for a smartmobe


Summary: too dear, too big, too heavy

But no mention of the sound quality

Woman who hooked up with over 15 spectres has found her forever phantom after whirlwind romance and plane sex


Re: Dear DHSS

No mam, you need phantom money to pay for phantom child support.

Here is a bag full of it

Assange catgate hearing halted as Ecuador hunts around for someone who speaks Australian


Re: Downvoted ..

Is the cat white and fluffy?

Haven't updated your Adobe PDF software lately? Here's 85 new reasons to do it now


Re: Update your Adobe PDF software...

Master PDF Editor works for me

Windows 10 passes 700 million, Office Mobile in a coma and Intune, er, cracks time travel


Re: Win 10 win by attrition

Win 10 was pre-installed on my home computer, but I looked at the news on data slurping and updates, so I installed Ubuntu.

DEF CON hackers' dossier on US voting machine security is just as grim as feared


Re: Graveyard voting

That would account for the zombies they have in office

Fallover Friday: NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank go TITSUP*


Re: Back now

Movie services into the clown

Was that a typo or not??

Tech to solve post-Brexit customs woes doesn't exist yet, peers say


Re: The answer is...

Yes, they are using Natural Stupidity rather that Artificial Intelligence

Fujitsu says sayonara to UK exec heavyweights


Re: I wonder why

to quote The Who:

Meet the new boss

Same as the old boss

Microsoft reveals train of mistakes that killed Azure in the South Central US 'incident'


Re: The American Midwest is famous

Well don't wait for the Yellowstone Supervolcano to erupt.

Google is 20, Chrome is 10, and Microsoft would rather ignore the Nokia deal's 5th birthday


For all your searching


Icon - closest I could find for a duck

Trainer regrets giving straight answer to staffer's odd question


Coca cola contains nasty amounts of phosphoric acid and the sugar glues the keyboard (drink unsweetened tea if you must do it next to a keyboard

Abracadabra! Tales of unexpected sysadmagic and dabbling in dark arts


Re: Case sensor

At home it is known as BFI, Brute Force and Ignorance.

Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)



What happens with fully automated image collection systems (webcams, systems triggered by animals or people going past) where nobody actually consciously made the image. What is the copyright situation on them?


But what if..

If I take a photo of the image on the website (e.g with my camera) do I have copyright on my photo of it?

New age discrim row: Accenture, Facebook sued by sales boss for favoring 'new blood'


Young blood

Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed could be your role model.

Think of the children!!

Get drinking! Abstinence just as bad for you as getting bladdered


Re: One little pill?

forget the pills- just eat berries and grapes, drink cocoa and red wine.

Add a few peanuts into the mix for variety

Well, well, well. Crime does pay: Ransomware creeps let off with community service


Re: "notoriously difficult language"

I think Frisian is closer.

ReactOS 0.4.9 release metes out stability and self-hosting, still looks like a '90s fever dream



Download it and try it out on an old machine

Who watches Sony's watcher? Boffins poke holes in surveillance kit


Re: Who trusts Sony?

Indeed I haven't bought anything from them since the rootkit scandal

Apache Cassandra at 10: Making a community believe in NoSQL


Scam alert: No, hackers don't have webcam vids of you enjoying p0rno. Don't give them any $$s


Re: Webcam?

Can you get a tinfoil balaclava these days?


Re: Webcam?

How does the balaclava fin with the tinfoil hat?

One two three... Go: Long Pig Microsoft avoids cannibalising Surface


Re: "It's an office runtime for students"

Serious documentation should be in Tex or LaTex

Geoboffins spot hundreds of ghost dunes on Mars



If this is the hole that the larva made, I would hate to meet the adult form

Former wig-wearing Twitterphobe replaces Hancock as's Secretary of Fun


Brexiteers jump ship

I believe the usual idiom is 'like rats off a sinking ship'.

To switch idiom; Capt May has hit the iceberg but continues to order full steam ahead

IBM fired me because I'm not a millennial, says axed cloud sales star in age discrim court row


Re: 60 year old boomer

I defy any sane person to understand IBM’s business strategy.

A £1.3m prize for a plunging share price at BT? Not so fast...


Re: The 1%

Well they do say that in any broth scum rises to the top

RIP Peter Firmin: Clangers creator dies aged 89


Re: Anyone who hasn't seen Noggin The Nog recently needs a trip to...

Personally I think Olaf the Lofty was a somebody I could identify with

Bankrupt Aussie Hells Angel scoops £750k lottery jackpot


Police are said to have flagged the win as suspicious.

Do they mean that the Hells Angels run the lottery is Australia??

What's all the C Plus Fuss? Bjarne Stroustrup warns of dangerous future plans for his C++


closer to the Mary Rose

The Tudor warship performed well for decade until the upgrade.

Developer’s code worked, but not in the right century


Julian day number

starting at noon on Monday, January 1, 4713 BC

Universal Credit has never delivered bang for buck, but now there's no turning back – watchdog


Re: The government position:

DWP and 'agile' do not even belong in the same universe.

DWP belongs with slow, cumbersome, rules-based, box-ticking, legacy.

Agile belongs with new, experimental, startup.

It's like running a bus with a formula-1 engine.

10 social networks ignored UK government consultations


“And after all, these companies were set up to make the world a better place."

What universe does she come from?

Companies are set up to make MONEY.

LocationDumb: Phone tracker foul-up exposes world+dog to tracking


Re: carriers sell the data to services

DEATH to corporations!!

If they can swindle and kill they should be sentence appropriately.

John McAfee ‘goes underground’ in motorcade to flee SEC


Batshit crazy - perhaps

but he definitely has his own small army, so I would not push the point too hard.

How many ways can a PDF mess up your PC? 47 in this Adobe update alone


Re: who still uses Adobe anyway?

There is another excellent replacement:


UK government's cloud spending hits saturation: Love of Microsoft endures


Cloud themselves

Surely the UK government with all the HMRC, NHS and other stuff would be big enough to run their own cloud.

Or is that a stupid idea?

NASA boss insists US returning to the Moon after Peanuts to show for past four decades


more russian?

Boris Ivanovich

Ivan=John; ovich=Son

Google's socially awkward geeks craft socially awkward AI bot that calls people for you


Re: "The software pretends to be you, or act for you"...

Google are starting to morph into the Sirius Cybernetics corporation with 'socially awkward' AI.

Share and Enjoy!

I spy with my little eye ... a quantum drum with TRILLIONS of atoms



ypu have to distrurb the system to detect cat in a box

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update team explains the hold-up: You little BSOD!



has been nailed to its perch

*Thunk* No worries, the UPS should spin up. Oh cool, it's in bypass mode


Re: @Tabor



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