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Roundabout Revolution Sweeping US

rich_r 2 words (1173 comments)

(Hardly Movingson riders cover your ears)

Knee down

about 3 years ago

The Intentional Flooding of America's Heartland

rich_r Re:Too Many (477 comments)

Arf! Do you comprehend how truly vast the continental US actually is?

more than 3 years ago

Hackers Expose 26,000 Sex Website Passwords

rich_r Re:WeinerGate (497 comments)

Yes. Research purposes. Honest!

more than 3 years ago

Why the New Guy Can't Code

rich_r Re:TOS that bans servers (948 comments)

Christ, you can get a VPS for $12/mo from Linode. There's no excuse for anyone who can be arsed to not put up a website to demo their shit.

more than 3 years ago

Dropbox Authentication: Insecure By Design

rich_r Re:Short Version of the Article (168 comments)

By logging into your dropbox account through this new invention they're calling the 'world wide web', whereupon you can unlink/relink the machine from which the credentials were stolen. This renders the lost certificate useless.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Is the Recycle Bin a Good GUI Metaphor?

rich_r Re:Autocratic Admin? (465 comments)

Yeah, they really are that fast- it's night and day in terms of user interface response.
Can't comment on the location of directories, I've got one in the laptop and haven't got the space for another drive!

more than 3 years ago

Wikileaks' Assange Begins Extradition Battle

rich_r Re:Sarcasm? I hope? (479 comments)

Hasn't been the 'block' or the 'cooler' since the 1950's!
It's either 'the seg' (Segregation unit) or 'on the rule' (Rule 43/46(?) of prison regs that allow voluntary/compulsory segregation- usually used for 'vulnerable prisoners' eg. sex offenders).

more than 3 years ago

Wikileaks' Assange Begins Extradition Battle

rich_r Re:What does this say... (479 comments)

If the US is at war, then they should be held under the terms of the Geneva convention. If not, they should be held as civilians with the right to due process accorded to them.

more than 3 years ago

UK ID Card Scheme Data Deleted For £400K

rich_r Re:Of course... (149 comments)

Oooh, you're Andy Coulson, AICMFP.

Or possibly Walter Mitty.

more than 3 years ago

Obama Eyeing Internet ID For Americans

rich_r Re:how about no (487 comments)

Because a birth certificate is sooo hard to forge.

Besides, you've just admitted that a driver's license *is* an ID card- an identity document required to participate in a civic duty. Next!

more than 3 years ago

Why Creators Should Never Read Their Forums

rich_r Re:If you're not going to read your forum ... (221 comments)

There is no war game, simulation or RPG mechanic so utterly baroque that someone won't decry streamlining it as 'dumbing down' the game.

That's a keeper!

more than 3 years ago

Judge Berates Prosecutors In Xbox Modding Trial

rich_r Re:Logic (285 comments)

I, and many like me, modded their xboxes solely to run XBMC as well as using it as your normal, everyday console.

more than 3 years ago

British ISP Sky Broadband Cuts Off ACS:Law

rich_r Re:blackmail (121 comments)

Sky, in this context, are an ISP who were ordered by the courts to provide data to ACS law.
They provided the data in an encrypted format, it was ACS who failed to retain that encryption.

more than 3 years ago

Ryanair's CEO Suggests Eliminating Co-Pilots

rich_r Re:Waste (553 comments)

The coin-operated toilet, like the idea of removing co-pilots, is simply a crazy press release and is an easy way for Ryanair to grab some free press space and promote their latest sale.

more than 3 years ago

UK Government Rejects Calls To Upgrade From IE6

rich_r Re:Reading Comprehension? (233 comments)

Apart, of course, from the departments that are. Like the Home Office, and other departments running a Fujitsu contract.

more than 3 years ago

US Fears Loss of ICQ Honeypot

rich_r Re:National Security Act (319 comments)

Bzzt! We do not, and never have had, a formal written constitution. If you have citations to refute this, I'd love to see them.

more than 4 years ago

UK Gov't Spending Details Now Online

rich_r Re:The downside of all this (56 comments)

You have to account for the money you spend anyway. From your point of view as a buyer, nothing will change.

What will happen is the way the accounts get reported up will change, and this won't affect you in the slightest.

more than 4 years ago

UK Home Office Set To Scrap National ID Cards

rich_r Re:wow (334 comments)

Yes you can- that was one of the points of the ID cards. Indeed, you've still got ~100 days to enjoy passport-less travel from the UK to EU destinations.

more than 4 years ago

UK Home Office Set To Scrap National ID Cards

rich_r Re:wow (334 comments)

But it is part of the EU, which means national identity cards are accepted as an alternative to passports, where border crossings still check them.

more than 4 years ago

In UK, Hacker Demands New Government Block Extradition

rich_r Re:But now (349 comments)

The concern is that if he's tried over here, he'll get sent down for five years, be out in three, and end up with job at a security consultancy.

Two and a half. Less time served on remand, which includes curfew/home detention orders.

more than 4 years ago



Firm shut down for sharing workers' data

rich_r rich_r writes  |  more than 5 years ago

rich_r writes "A firm in the UK has been shutdown by the UK Information Commissioner for collecting and sharing workers' data.

The company had been collecting information on building industry workers and had been sharing it with large building companies such as Taylor Woodrow and Baldour Beatty for an annual fee.

The database, which the company had denied ever owning, collected personal information about workers such as trade union membership, relationships and financial information and contained comments that included "lazy and a trouble stirrer", "Ex shop steward. Definite problems. No Go" and "Communist Party".'

The ICO said it had served an Enforcement Notice ordering The Consulting Association's owner to stop using the system, and expected the company to cease trading by the end of the week."

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