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UK.gov 'could easily' flog 6m driver records to private firms this year

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Is it not a legal requirement to have your true address registered

Luckily True Address is not a thing legally speaking. The Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 specifies that registration info should not be false nor materially misleading so a valid correspondence address (such as a PO box) should be ok afaict

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DNS resolver 9.9.9.9 will check requests against IBM threat database

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Re: @ Anonymous South African Coward

"And if your kids actually want to access adult content, they'll quickly find the holes"

I cannot help but picture Finnbar Saunders at this juncture

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filter/block out pr0nz and other unsavoury websites (kids at home)

pi-hole is very easy to set up and configure and allows you to easily add black or whitelists to the automated filter lists though a web interface. Could be run on the main home PC if that is always-on or on a dedicated low power machine in the corner. I combine it with the free tier of opendns as the upstream dns service which also offers wider category blocking (which would probably suit your use-case) as well as limited black and white listing. Both have web reporting which allows you to tune it and see what is going on on the home network. Either can be used with or without the other

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Chainmail tires re-invent the wheel to get future NASA rovers rolling

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chain mail

send this on to ten more rovers within two weeks to avoid the gypsy curse

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MPs slam HMRC's 'deeply worrying' lack of post-Brexit customs system

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Re: re: forgot joke icon ...

... I had to post anon because I work for DXC... and they forgot the joke icon on my employment contract.

pretty sure they didn't

:-(

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Brit cops slammed for failing to give answers on digital device data slurpage

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>"Norfolk and Suffolk constabularies had a joint budget of £20,000 for the 2013-16 period"

Imagine that they find a terrorist cell and seize all their computers and devices. That could ...soon burn through a 20k budget in no time.

That was a training budget, not the operational budget

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Mm, sacrilicious: Greggs advent calendar features sausage roll in a manger

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small minds

I see you lot still find religion-bashing amusing.

Not just bashing the bishop though. I also snigger at swearing and nudity

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Activists launch legal challenge against NHS patient data-sharing deal

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Re: Re downvote

With respect, and in the context of my reply, 'where do you draw the line' is simple (at least for me).

You draw the line the same place for the government as you draw it for anyone else. At the point they are found to have broken the law.

I (and I suspect many or even all in this thread) do not dispute the legitimacy of law enforcement. The issue is with getting medical establishments to do it (a dangerous boundary blur whether or not you agree with the specific example) and the consequential effect of denial of access to healthcare which I regard as morally a bad thing but is also functionally a bad thing WRT to infectious diseases.

It's the law, and breaking it should not, in my view, be permitted for the government just as it is not permitted for anyone else. In fact, I'd suggest it is even _more_ important for the government not to break the law.

No disagreement here but since we are discussing individuals breaking the law I am not sure why you are emphasising it. In either case (govt or individual) I don't want medical staff taking on the enforcement though*.

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Re: Re downvote

...however now can you explain who is going to pay for this treatment that you would freely give to people that have broken the law by moving into a country they are not entitled to live even though there is due process for people to claim asylum where it is genuinely needed and said people are not just moving due to economic reasons?

The cost is socialised through taxation silly, just as it is for you and me or anyone else without reference to any moral judgments you or I might make about them. Some of that tax income is generated by economic activity of illegal immigrants. Given that younger working age adults are over-represented amongst illegal immigrants (high economic activity/low health care costs) I wouldn;t be surprised if there wasn't a surplus.

I also ask where should you draw the line because if you don't then you end up with a third world country because you can't afford to sustain yourselves.

Probably at some point before we become what I guess you mean when you say 'third world country'. I think we are a long way from being a country that isn't lucky enough to be able to afford to provide universal healthcare

Legal immigration for people that want to integrate and become part of our society is absolutely fine but people that try to game the system and take what they want for free are not.

I don't think anyone here has argued against immigration controls or enforcement, just against mixing it up with healthcare provision. Knowing a little of how the home office administers asylum claims in practice, not to mention their general reputation for competence in any area, my default position would be to side with almost any immigrant or asylum seeker until given a reason not to.

There is a certain logical consistency in your position if we assume a certain level of justice and efficiency in the causes, processes and history of migration or we simply ignore it and consider a narrow legal question without any context but but I am not sure that the first can be justified and in the second case a simple counter argument of confidentiality and data protection can be mounted.

TL/DR I think we should provide free-at-the-point-of-delivery universal healthcare because we can

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User asked help desk to debug a Post-it Note that survived a reboot

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Re: "saying less words"

Fewer.

Every time you correct my grammar I love you fewer.

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The NAKED truth: Why flashing us your nude pics is a good idea – by Facebook's safety boss

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fix your Caps Lock

Would that that were the highest priority

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Boffins: We can identify you by your typing, and we're gonna sell the tech to biz, govt – yay!

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Re: Who cares?

So long as it can't distinguish between when I'm typing with both hands or only one...

I suspect that many website owners can already make a shrewd guess

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Alexa, please cause the cops to raid my home

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Re: Having been at the ex's this morning

TV just kept turning on all on it's own....

Grab the remotes (has two as the kids keep losing them)

Placed in kitchen

Problem solved.

Odds are it's just the batteries going in one of them and they are just going a bit nuts,.

I had a Sony Trinitron that would reliably emit a permanent vol down signal if it got a bit wet at the IR blaster end.

We discovered this when my daughter used it as a teething aid rather than some weird sex thing. It was reproducible when we forgot to leave the remote on a high shelf.

Incidentally a digital camera can help with locating IR sources

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Re: The next stage in AI:

>>"The real next stage is when one of them tries to kill the other two."

No, the next stage is when one of them succeeds...

...succeeds in persuading the other two to join it in killing all the humans instead shirley?

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Brit moron tried buying a car bomb on dark web, posted it to his address. Now he's screwed

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...declare jihad on facebook...

Finally, something we can all get behind.

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Dumb autonomous cars can save more lives than brilliant ones

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Re: replace driver airbag

a 4' metal spike? How do you sit in the driver's seat?

Might need a run up. I doubt you would be subsequently involved in a RTC though

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We're not saying Uncle Sam has lost control on Twitter, but US Embassy in Riyadh just did a shout out for oatmeal

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Re: Abandoned usernames?

Actually, the article mentions nothing on the matter.

It states that twitter allows username reuse, but doesn't address DougS's question as to if this policy also applies to verified accounts. There's no hint (in the article at least) as to if @USEmbassyRiyadh was verified or not.

Maybe, read the question?

Perhaps the article has been modified but it makes it clear that the previous official account was verified.

Littman says... ..."I would suggest that the implications for our trust in official information from the US government, Twitter as a communications platform, and the Internet Archive as the historical record are significant," he explained, though he acknowledges that the ruse fails to reproduce the blue Twitter check mark for the formerly verified embassy account.

Littman argued ...The government... should only use verified Twitter accounts.

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Our oldest mammalian ancestor named after British pub landlord

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Re: With profound apologies to Latin scholars (I used google translate)

I think SPG is a stupid name for a hamster. Have you considered Cliff

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'Virtual nose' makes VR less dizzying, say boffins

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prior art

Drinking all the Hennessey ya got on ya shelf used to make me sick. A false schnozz sorted that out

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Transparent algorithms? Here's why that's a bad idea, Google tells MPs

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gaming a black box microwave

They may have a point about security by obscurity. I have been trying to reverse engineer my microwave for years by loading it up with combinations of already cooked/heated food and radio sources such as mobile phones in an attempt to reverse the usual process and get electrickery back out of it. I quickly reached the point where I could get sparks (a form of electricity surely) but the electric meter keeps on turning forwards so far. Does anyone have a copy of the secret blueprints I could take a look at please?

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Londoners: Ready to swap your GP for an NHS vid doc app?

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Re: Can't come soon enough

I actually have an appointment to see my GP soon. He's almost certainly going to need to do a rectal examination. How, exactly, is that going to work over a video link?

Duh, WeVibe of course.

But srsly, good luck with the visit

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Pixel-style display woes on your shiny new X? Perfectly normal, says Apple

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Historical Page Augmentation

I'll have to remember that one next time I forget to clear the cache after a late night's web based 'research'

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Look out, Pepe: Martha Lane Fox has a plan

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OK, we admit it. Under the hood, the iPhone X is a feat of engineering

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>> @Dave 126

>> personalised 3D printed dildos.

Sometimes I marvel at how far the human race has come since we came down from the trees. Sometimes I reflect on the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.

How the barbarians at the gates of Rome must have sniggered at their inferior commodity dildos

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Osama Bin Laden had copy of Resident Evil, smut, in compound

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I'm leaning more toward bestiality.

Goats and stuff...

But enough about you...

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Health quango: Booze 'evidence' not Puritan enough, do us another

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Re: I Don't Understand The Graphs

What's the counteraction to nose picking. If it is farting, then i am doing ok.

[Citation needed] for my SO

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Google Drive ate our homework! Doc block blamed on code blunder

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Re: Re:Safeguards

but who is going to safeguard the safeguards that safeguard the safeguards?

I recommend having an additional layer of safeguards to safeguard the safeguards that safeguard the safeguards.

Yo dawg...

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Google's phone woes: The Pixel and the damage done

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Re: Nice Homage to Mr. Young

Wait what? NME still have jobs?

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Boffins befuddled over EU probe into UK's tax rules for multinationals

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Well obviously we should get the UK's dad to kick the EU's Dad's arse. That will:

1 Solve the tax probe issue

2 Solve all the other Brexit negotiations issues

3 Reestablish our place in the world as Not A Joke

We should also consider re-branding as the Democratic Peoples Best Kingdom

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Fines for crossing roads while TXTing enacted in Honolulu

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Re: Need in UK

At one point I think I worked this out, and cars and bicycles have a similar pedestrian KSI (killed or seriously injured) per km driven/ridden statistic. It's just that there are lots more cars going much further, so they kill and maim more people.

Did you remember to deduct motorway driving from the car mileage before calculating the rate for cars since there are no pedestrians present so it skews the result?

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Even more warship cuts floated for the Royal Navy

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Re: Any war with Russia probably will be a Nuclear War

I agree with you that having a Nuclear War makes no sense.

And conventional war doesn't make sense either.

War, huh, yeah, What is it good for?*

Probably not here all week at this rate.

*Absolutely nothing

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Boss put chocolate cake on aircon controller, to stop people using it

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The ops manager eventually just went and got the office vacuum cleaner...

Srsly? He didn't unplug an entire rack of kit to power up the hoover? Where's his sense of comic timing ffs?

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UK's NHS to pilot 'Airbnb'-style care service in homeowners' spare rooms

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Re: What could possibly etc...

just give me £1k per month. That's it.

I'll do it for a monkey thus offering a saving of 50% to the public purse. Not something to be sniffed at in these times of austerity. For an extra ton, I would consider cutting back on meth too. Everybody wins.

Joking apart I am totally advising my kids to make clear to the Uber-supply teacher at the beginning of the lesson that a five star rating is dependent on unsupervised word-searches for the entire lesson and even looking at the regular teacher's lesson plan notes is an instant 1 and no more bookings

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Boss visited the night shift and found a car in the data centre

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Re: Bit risky...

On the way down the power cables had pulled free, and the disk drives had noticed the loss of power and parked the heads while in mid-air.

But did the process have enough time to write 'oh no, not again' to the logs?

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You can yacht be serious: Larry might be planning his own version of America’s Cup

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Re: Left hand down a bit!

Larry really doesn't have a clew

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Yes, British F-35 engines must be sent to Turkey for overhaul

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Re: Well that's just great.

The US?

Duh! (s)he said halfway

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Re: DoD Contracting

we're busy importing something that doesn't work, that we can't afford, and will be overhauled by an untrustworthy nation veering towards third world autocracy

Wait, what? Are saying it would be better for the engine overhaul to be in Blighty or Turkey?

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Re: F-35 with a damaged wing and a damaged engine.

I would expect that we have skilled enough mechanics to extract the engine from the airframe and send it separately for overhaul.

If they have those skillz then sure it isn't beyond them to carefully replace it into the original packaging, claim it was like that when it arrived and try for a refund

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How DeepMind's AlphaGo Zero learned all by itself to trash world champ AI AlphaGo

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Can the new lower powered alphago zero..

...run crysis?

...respond to a trademark lawsuit from The Coca-Cola Company?

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Brit spooks 'kept oversight bodies in the dark' over data sharing

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"Despite what it may seem, people do have an expectation of privacy to some degree on their social media"

Stupid people perhaps.

I suspect that what most people are really pissed about is that didn't like/favourite/retweet the data as they collected it. That's why most people made it public after all.

Joke alert not joke alert --->

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Drone smacks commercial passenger plane in Canada

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Re: Pedants handbook in my pocket

Do Not Ask Me How I Know This

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Re: Pedants handbook in my pocket

The reason that turboprops appear very different is that you can see a large stationary propeller; and that if the blades are rotating, pedestrians need to avoid walking into them :-)

Take it from me, pedestrians are equally well advised not to walk into rotating turbo fan and turbo jet engines. DNAMHIKT

The tattered one please-->

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Re: They seek him here...

As i said, they are NOT "drones".

Their general nomenclature is model aircraft.

Vacuum cleaner is not hoover

I.E. desktop shortcut is not Teh Internetz

'could care less' is not 'could not care less'

literally is not figuratively

hackers are not crackers

...cont. p94

Language is usage. Sometimes you have to admit defeat. Not for 'would of' though.

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Android ransomware DoubleLocker encrypts data and changes PINs

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Re: >porn still requires Flash....

it doesn't anymore and hasn't for years

Eeww, I thought we were still talking about toilet's not flushing for a moment there

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Night out in London tonight: Beer, Reg and platform wars

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That phone platform you use...

...that's your mum that is

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'There has never been a right to absolute privacy' – US Deputy AG slams 'warrant-proof' crypto

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Re: Missing the first basic step

You could encrypt the phone book, but then it’s entropy would show it was not random

If you use ROT13 as your cypher, it will. For any real encryption - no,

This is why I always use ROT14, because it is one more.

You ain't seen me, right?--->

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Outage at EE wrecks voice calls across the UK

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The real story...

...is that there are at least four people who use twitter and claim to make voice calls.

What would Bong! say?

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Smut-watchers suckered by evil advertising

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How many people did this catch out? I can't see it being many as most would be like "I ain't got time for that" when it popped up. Are these sorts of attack on the rise and are they hard to pull off?

come on, you're doing this on porpoise

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Leaky-by-design location services show outsourced security won't ever work

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Re: Explicit sharing

The only way around this I can see is *explicit* sharing.

I no longer share my explicit photos. Not since the court case.

That one's ok, since you can't tell that it is me--->

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