2019 Tweet Archive for query (from:bentasker)

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@tomfleet @cybergibbons @Johnny__Rage Back when I was running the offy, the lottery terminal was dial up yeah. Camelot were just starting to talk about the sat links when I left. That was *checks* fuck, over a decade ago though
31 Dec 2019 23:05
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@DJ_NeuroTrip @LadyRed_6 Just 2 days ago I walked down the stairs shouting "stop fucking kicking random shit" after stubbing my toe on a box I put there a few mins before. Family were amused
31 Dec 2019 20:52
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@h1_kenan but sounds like its their loss, and you weren't being abusive - at least in the msgs you shared. H1 should grow the fuck up if that really is the bar they're setting.
31 Dec 2019 20:40
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@h1_kenan I don't think the ban was fair, but can see why they'd object to your tone/how the msgs read. Some people view swearing (piss counts) as very abrasive. Just look at how happily twitter will ban for saying cunt - as much a cultural issue, in that they give it more weight
31 Dec 2019 20:38
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@Desti2teVagrant @msredmond @ComradeEevee You missed one - its also a ball of (tasty) meat here, though more popular in Scotland
26 Dec 2019 20:26
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@RealSexyCyborg Merry Christmas
24 Dec 2019 16:21
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@k8em0 @QW5kcmV3 You're so wrong that he needed to... move to a private channel to defend his "correct" position🤦 Sliding into DMs to argue more is just trying to hide that you like harrassing people ffs
24 Dec 2019 16:13
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@cybergibbons @piersmorgan I'm sure Piers would love to talk about the phrase "smash my jigglypuff".
24 Dec 2019 15:49
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Man who published lies doesn't know the difference between a fact and an opinon. What a surprise Hint @piersmorgan if you're talking about what peoples opinion will be *in the future* it's never a fact because you don't yet have the evidence to support it. She stated an opinion https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/1209062524068519937
24 Dec 2019 11:30
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@CrowMo99 @omid9 @piersmorgan @bbclaurak @JolyonMaugham @GMB You have evidence to support what will happen in future do you? It's an opinion because it is (as yet) unsupported by any evidence. Precisely because no bugger can tell what the future will actually hold. Historians may view Brexit as a shining moment, or as a disaster
24 Dec 2019 11:24
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@DavidAJGreen @damocrat We also don't follow that convention with ages - which *are* tied to calendar/our understanding of time. You're not born and suddenly 1, you're 0 (and counting). Because 0 is the first integer
24 Dec 2019 09:20
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@DavidAJGreen @damocrat It is an insane position to be in though, because calendars that do contain a year 0 get equated to 1 BC. Which can't be right either. It means despite the phrase "in the year of our lord" there is in fact no such thing in the christian calendar, at least as far as being literal
24 Dec 2019 09:18
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@DavidAJGreen @damocrat Except it didn't. Depending on which calendar you use of course. The idea of "AD" was introduced in 525 - _that_ doesn't have a year 0, but it wasn't used the way we use it. It was "x years after the birth of our lord". So June would be "0.5 years after"
24 Dec 2019 09:15
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@DavidAJGreen @dunc_p @damocrat We do it with clocks too though. When you hit 1am, 1 hour of the day has already passed, it's not the start of the first hour of the day, but the end of it. Numbers get invoked once they're complete, a bit like how you can't claim a pint if you've only necked a half
24 Dec 2019 09:11
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@DavidAJGreen @damocrat In base 10, when you reach a 0 number it signifies the start of the next block of 10. ISO 80000-2 also proscribes 0 as the first natural number. But then, coder, so this is a hill I'll happily die on 😃
24 Dec 2019 09:08
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@DavidAJGreen @damocrat If you have less than 1 of something there's a number for that? 0 is the first digit, not the last, in base 10. In base 2: 0 is present. It's present in base 8 and others too. Your logic would preclude both of these things. You hit year 1 when you've completed that year
24 Dec 2019 09:02
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So Labour ignored the polling, targeted just 60 seats (of which they lost 59), and appear to have been trying to "prove" an increase in support in Leave areas. @UKLabour deserve the kicking they got, unfortunately the rest of us get to be the collateral damage. https://twitter.com/Gabriel_Pogrund/status/1208503645584666626
23 Dec 2019 12:25
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@originalesushi Here's your bounty, choose one https://twitter.com/bentasker/status/1209085541796532224/photo/1
23 Dec 2019 12:17
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@damocrat Oops s/being/begin/
23 Dec 2019 11:56
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@damocrat > People saying, “The decade ends on 31/12/2020” are as annoying They're also wrong. Lists being at 0. 2010 was the beginning of this decade not the end of the last. You don't have 9 of something and then suddenly have 0 - gluttony aside
23 Dec 2019 11:51
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@Jake_ORGLEEDS @GLiNetWiFi @SeanWrightSec I'll be using one of these with a 4g stick on xmas day. The in-laws broadband is slowww as hell normally, and they only ge mobile coverage at one end of the house. Was Sean's tweet that led to me buying it too
21 Dec 2019 18:11
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@websterssay @ecJulie @pam30301 @JolyonMaugham @BorisJohnson @patel4witham Funny, there are a lot of people up north who've said that about Westminister too,particularly if you cross into Scotland. Neither are without their faults, I personally would argue that in recent years, Westminister has been worse than Brussels in that respect but ymmv
21 Dec 2019 18:04
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@ecJulie @JolyonMaugham @BorisJohnson @patel4witham Yep, thats fair enough tbh. I don't buy into the idea that supporting Brexit is automatically irrational. We both just have different underlying views & have come to different conclusions. I _really_ hope time will prove me wrong - if Brexit's a success, then great
21 Dec 2019 18:01
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@555SB555 @Obi1_Shinobi @MikeMar82888097 @Nigel_Farage Exactly that
21 Dec 2019 12:24
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@Obi1_Shinobi @555SB555 @MikeMar82888097 @Nigel_Farage And how do you know I was fine with Adonis? You're making quite an assumption there.
21 Dec 2019 12:23
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@ecJulie @JolyonMaugham @BorisJohnson @patel4witham Invest where you like and why you like, obviously, but no financial advisor would rely solely on "because that's where you were born". Strong economy, sure, but where you passed through a birth canal doesn't really factor in
21 Dec 2019 12:15
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@ecJulie @JolyonMaugham @BorisJohnson @patel4witham I'm guessing you failed to read to the end of my tweet? Where did I say the EU was a country? Investing in your country of birth because it's your country of birth is a nationalist decision, not automatically a sane financial one. We've just been very lucky with where we're born
21 Dec 2019 12:14
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@Obi1_Shinobi @555SB555 @MikeMar82888097 @Nigel_Farage Whatabouttery. Stuff that's was wrong in the past isn't an excuse to keep doing that shit. And that's still ignoring the hypocrisy of yelling about unelected bureaucrats and then creating some of your own
21 Dec 2019 12:12
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@simongrant61 @MGACruickshank @piersmorgan @NicolaSturgeon SNP won in Scotland under FPTP - that's their mandate. If you want to talk %age of the popular vote, then you'd better factor in that the majority voted against Boris' deal. doesn't change a) though, but then she's got to ask because they're not going to volunteer one
21 Dec 2019 10:16
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@Greenlight22 @CammykMCFC @piersmorgan but, it went the way it did. Boris has his mandate from the people, along with a nice fat majority. He & those who voted Tory get to own what's to come. Not the outcome I wanted, but the people have spoken - that he's already backing out of promises should have been predictable
21 Dec 2019 10:12
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@Greenlight22 @CammykMCFC @piersmorgan Actually they had an opportunity to do exactly that. They *could* have had a vote of no-confidence in Boris, and then formed a Gov of National Unity. They talked about it, but Corbyn insisted he'd have to lead the GNU, so the ex-Tory's wouldn't back it
21 Dec 2019 10:09
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@abz_bell @bibbleco @BrexitPokerChip @carryonkeith @ReplabJohn You gave an impression to the contrary with your claim that national id was an EU thing. Our lot tried it too, and will again. We're just a lot shitter at keeping the scope narrow
20 Dec 2019 21:41
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@555SB555 @Obi1_Shinobi @MikeMar82888097 @Nigel_Farage He's been decidedly quiet about the fact we now have 2 unelected bureaucrats in the UK cabinet too. I thought Brexit was to get away from those, not an opportunity to start adding our own?
20 Dec 2019 17:13
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@TPOSLA1 @BorisJohnson No, no. Boris has told officials they're not to talk about Brexit after 31 Jan, even though they'll still be working on it, because that's the same as getting it done apparently.
20 Dec 2019 17:03
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Update: No, although slightly improved it's still fucking horrible Poured the lot down the drain last night https://twitter.com/bentasker/status/1204779561688453121
20 Dec 2019 15:27
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@abz_bell @bibbleco @BrexitPokerChip @carryonkeith @ReplabJohn Did you know that's false/mis-stated? Westminster has totally tried to have national ID in the past, and not at the EUs beckoning. Criticise the EU all you want, but if you really believe we're not being led by a bunch of self-serving arses, you've got a rude awakening coming
20 Dec 2019 12:28
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@marsdeat @JonComms @addamschloe Ours definitely didn't have a face. I remember being introduced to LOGO later and finding it simple because I remembered using the roamer (I'm sure that's what we called it...)
20 Dec 2019 12:21
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@MrPlastSurgeon @smithy6219 @BRMStewart @AgentP22 So many referendum fuck-ups it's hard to keep track 😃
20 Dec 2019 08:30
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@MrPlastSurgeon @smithy6219 @BRMStewart @AgentP22 what I'm saying, is that the %ages of the popular vote are irrelevant under our electoral system. SNP won the most seats, that's where their mandate comes from. The same is (unfortunately) true for Boris. It was the MP who said, but 55% didn't vote SNP - irrelevant
20 Dec 2019 08:29
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@MrPlastSurgeon @smithy6219 @BRMStewart @AgentP22 No, I absolutely did not say that. But, I think I've spotted the point where I brought confusion into it. When @smithy6219 said many leave voted Labour, I was thinking Brexit, not Scotland Based on his latest reply, I still think he was talking Brexit. OFC the SNP has mandate
20 Dec 2019 08:28
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@MrPlastSurgeon @BRMStewart @smithy6219 @AgentP22 Yes, that too. That's the problem with trying to infer what's in peoples minds rather than basing it on the party they voted for. At that point, might as well try and factor in how many didn't vote SNP because they didn't want to see Ruth skinny dipping :)
20 Dec 2019 08:25
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@smithy6219 @BRMStewart @MrPlastSurgeon @AgentP22 The point is, the SNP *also* have a mandate because they won (significantly) in Scotland under FPTP. It's disingenous to say "ah, but popular vote" because that's not how elections work. And if we're going to start saying that anyway, then the position on Brexit comes in
20 Dec 2019 08:23
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@smithy6219 @BRMStewart @MrPlastSurgeon @AgentP22 That's not how democracy works in this country. Johnson's mandate comes from the latest General Election, won under FPTP If everyone had voted Lib Dem (say), there would be just as strong a mandate for stopping Brexit. Doesn't change the fact he *has* a mandate, of course
20 Dec 2019 08:22
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@BRMStewart @MrPlastSurgeon @AgentP22 Where exactly did I say that? I mean technically, neither is a mandate because FPTP doesn't work like that. But, using FPTP the SNP definitely have a mandate. But the nobsack quoted by OP wants to look at %ages instead because they suit him better... until you look at Brexit
20 Dec 2019 08:16
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@BRMStewart @smithy6219 @MrPlastSurgeon @AgentP22 That's the measure quoted at the top of this thread. There's also no objective way to measure what those voters "wanted" outside of looking at which parties they voted for. The majority voted for parties opposed to Boris' brexit
20 Dec 2019 08:14
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@BRMStewart @smithy6219 @MrPlastSurgeon @AgentP22 I am. > 55% of Scots voted for parties that want to remain The measure is what the party they voted for stood for, not some whimsical notion of what the voter might have wanted in their heads. So someone who wants to leave but voted for Labour still voted for a 2nd ref first
20 Dec 2019 08:13
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@smithy6219 @MrPlastSurgeon @BRMStewart @AgentP22 Doesn't matter - the vote they cast was for a party that was offering a 2nd ref/remain. Maybe they weighted that against Boris' deal and came down on that side, may be it was some other reason - either way they voted against Boris' deal, using the logic at the top of this thread
19 Dec 2019 17:41
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@MrPlastSurgeon @BRMStewart @AgentP22 Not of the percentages in that chart they don't. Though, there's not a full 100% there
19 Dec 2019 17:38
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@MrPlastSurgeon @BRMStewart @AgentP22 So 50.3% voted for a party that was offering a 2nd ref/remain. Versus the 43.6% who voted for the Tories. So, following the logic in this thread, Boris should abandon his deal and give us a 2nd ref. Or, is that not in fact how it works?
19 Dec 2019 17:23
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@madeleinekearns > while males ... impregnate females This seems like the one appropriate time to trot out the cliche "Not All Men" Some are shits and then blame women for their failures. They don't get to try impregnating. Sorry, serious subject, I shouldn't joke really
19 Dec 2019 17:04
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@ecJulie @JolyonMaugham @BorisJohnson @patel4witham You've got exactly the same rights as EU citizens, at the moment. The only reason they'll have more rights than us is because Leavers voted to end those rights for *us*. EU citizens lose access to 1 country, we lose access to 27
19 Dec 2019 14:37
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Vivaldi opens up an exciting new front in the browser wars, seeks to get around blocking with cunning code https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/19/vivaldi_user_agent/ via @theregister
19 Dec 2019 11:10
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Canada's .ca supremo in hot water after cyber-smut stash allegedly found on his work Mac ‒ and three IT bods fired https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/16/cira_ceo_hot_water/ via @theregister
18 Dec 2019 16:39
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@mipcodes @ComradeEevee As a 32yr old, I concur
17 Dec 2019 16:25
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Strikes me as the consumer being collateral damage in a trade war Amazon bans third-party merchants from shipping with FedEx https://cms.arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/12/amazon-bans-third-party-merchants-from-shipping-with-fedex/
16 Dec 2019 21:42
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Chinese e-commerce site https://lightinthebox.com/ bared 1.3TB of server logs, user data and more https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/16/lightinthebox_data_breach_1_5bn_customer_records/ via @theregister
16 Dec 2019 17:31
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Farkin Ell https://twitter.com/Petrit/status/1206201371713851392
16 Dec 2019 12:57
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@MatthewBStocks @MagiciansDinner @cybergibbons True, though not having an ankle bracelet on should have made me stand out like a sore thumb
16 Dec 2019 12:53
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@jeffthemossman @cybergibbons Basically this, but with real locks rather than metaphorical ones. https://twitter.com/bentasker/status/1206528125649203200/photo/1
16 Dec 2019 10:54
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@MagiciansDinner @cybergibbons @MatthewBStocks I once carried a massive pair of bolt croppers through Ipswich, up to a motorbike, chopped the lock off it, got on the bike and rode off. No-one batted an eyelid, much less challenged me. FWIW: Key had broken off in the lock, the tool was borrowed from a locksmith
16 Dec 2019 10:50
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@madwilliamflint @blackroomsec FWIW I have a JIRA install with a project for my tasklist. My text notes get filed under the jira issue reference. Notes relating to task scheduling "cant do this yet cos x" go in JIRA. Notes on doing it are in text (well, markdown) notes.
15 Dec 2019 15:19
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@politicsUKacct @mydoctrinesays Agreed on both, tbf I'm not sure the argument works in practice with speech either - more often than not its an idealistic argument, with the reality being that you've given someone a platform that spreads their influence/power
14 Dec 2019 11:49
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@TheLastLeg #DickAndrew
13 Dec 2019 23:29
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@markhughes @tpgcolson You've got a country that voted to leave the EU. Saying "our ideas aren't radical compared to European" neighbours is not a winning argument. The leadership issue is him failing to recognise that he was a cause of significant concern amongst voters.
13 Dec 2019 22:36
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@saleemrash1d @cybergibbons Thats how I read it too, but maybe its just because I havent had the chainsaw out in months
13 Dec 2019 19:46
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@markhughes @tpgcolson We've known Corbyn posed a serious issue for voters for a very long time. A *good* leader would have identified the risk he posed and removed himself He didn't. Doesnt matter whether msm misportrayed him, he knew he couldnt win and tried anyway, taking us all down with him
13 Dec 2019 19:29
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GlaxoSmithKline ditches IR35 contractors: Go PAYE or go home https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/13/glaxo_ditches_ir35_contractors/ via @theregister
13 Dec 2019 12:54
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Resolving #GFID Mismatch in @gluster replicated storage volumes > Gfid mismatch detected: https://www.bentasker.co.uk/documentation/linux/683-resolving-gfid-mismatch-problems-in-gluster-rhgs-volumes #documentation #howto
13 Dec 2019 12:22
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@talmyr @RaffertyRy @Daniel252525 @bottomley74 I think what you mean there is "disaffected Labour voters". Blame them for voting that way if you want, but perhaps look at *why* they felt they couldn't vote Labour. The answer is going to be Corbyn and his cult a lot of the time. The party drove them into waiting arms
13 Dec 2019 11:24
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@RaffertyRy @Daniel252525 @bottomley74 @talmyr @hilarybennmp There've been observations with Remain that some leavers just can't admit they made a mistake, won't accept that a disaster is their fault etc Yet, today we can see exactly the same mindset playing out with the Corbynites. Everyone else's fault....
13 Dec 2019 11:21
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@Scott_Helme @gogetssl @troyhunt @AlexJamesHaines @letsencrypt With a paid cert you'll occasionally get an email to warn you your debit card is going to expire soon. That's it, that's the only real benefit I could think of. The "liability cover" the CAs offer is worthless if you ever actually need to call on it, much like PPI
13 Dec 2019 11:18
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@ledbydonkeys @OwenJones84 This, so many times this. I know people who voted Remain who felt they couldn't vote for Corbyn. The result is that the vote gets split.
13 Dec 2019 11:16
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@RaffertyRy @Daniel252525 @bottomley74 > their eyes & ears blocked to all who weren't in their echo chamber Worse than that, they actively drove dissenting voices out of that echo chamber by calling them Tories, purifying their little bubble at the cost of an entire nation.
13 Dec 2019 09:15
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@byronesk @JolyonMaugham Based on twitter overnight... no. Its everyone elses fault, the msm, the lib dems, the tories all conspired to make people not like saint Jeremy's sacred words. That he intends to stay for a while says it all...
13 Dec 2019 06:46
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@planetwow @AaronBastani @SebDance plenty *did* tell them that Corbyn was not just a liability, but an outright problem.
12 Dec 2019 22:59
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The land being filled with cocks seems like a fitting news story for today... https://twitter.com/SFGate/status/1205223688867418113
12 Dec 2019 22:56
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@Waqarh981 @vc61 Whether its his fault or not is irrelevant. His position as leader is untenable, and has been for quite some time. This was avoidable, Labour should have had a leadership election when the Tories did
12 Dec 2019 22:38
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@Waqarh981 @vc61 Thats not the case, but even if it was the result is the same and he needs to go. When people are saying "I couldnt vote Corbyn", assuming theyre confused isn't the right thing to do, and results in nights like tonight. He's shit, he needs to go
12 Dec 2019 22:33
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What a bunch of self-serving scumbags https://twitter.com/MarkDiStef/status/1205185604306264066
12 Dec 2019 21:02
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And if you think they're going to protect us with promises not to misuse it, keep in mind there's a good chance the person ultimately tasked with making noise when they don't is the same person who yesterday hid in a fridge on live TV.
12 Dec 2019 13:50
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Fucking hell. Good luck properly anonymising that granularity of data. Especially if you're pulling in fucking fitbit type data too This is a data protection nightmare in waiting. Who's in charge? Oh the woman that presided over TalkTalk's network whilst it was repeatedly pwnd
12 Dec 2019 13:50
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@BorisJohnson @TheRegister > Capturing the “full journey of care from cradle to grave,” the gigantic central database's “records can be continuously updated with event information, & their scope/coverage can be continuously enhanced with structured and unstructured data from across the systems and outside
12 Dec 2019 13:50
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@BorisJohnson @TheRegister You know it's going to be bad when @TheRegister doesn't even include snark in the headline
12 Dec 2019 13:40
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When @borisjohnson says "the NHS is not for sale", that doesn't apply to anything *within* the NHS. Revealed: #NHS England bosses meet with tech & pharma giants to discuss price list of 65 million Brits' medical data https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/12/nhs_data_leak/ via @theregister
12 Dec 2019 13:39
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@PickardJE I chose "Strong and stable" only because it's the most memorable, mainly because we've all been mocking it. Slogans are like advertising, so the ones that stick with you are arguably more effective. It's just "Strong and Stable" probably wasn't effective in the intended manner
12 Dec 2019 13:18
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I know a few lifelong Tories that have done the same. The feeling that the Conservatives aren't representative of traditional Conservative voters doesn't seem to be uncommon amongst them. https://twitter.com/pickledpuffin/status/1205099818428841984
12 Dec 2019 13:14
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Empty chair them with a fridge? https://twitter.com/RobBurl/status/1204820614512594944
11 Dec 2019 18:34
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Given @BorisJohnson's reputation for knocking women up and the fucking off, acting as a Milkman seems a fitting choice. Also, presumably the surprise, as she says, was how many people were there, and not that Boris was. https://twitter.com/PaulBrandITV/status/1204662767631945728
11 Dec 2019 17:19
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@Joseph_Plant @ShappiKhorsandi @RupaHuq Have you *used* the NHS recently? It's in pretty bad shape in many areas. Johnson has signalled he will spend more on Police too, but it's still less than the Tories cut. His promises mean nothing. TBH they're all crap. A hung parliament is the "best" outcome really
11 Dec 2019 17:10
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@Joseph_Plant @ShappiKhorsandi @RupaHuq > But it won't be a catastrophe. Again, the last 10 years would tend to disagree with you. Look at the state of the NHS now, and imagine spending half the time again. Realistically, Corbyn's not going to get an outright majority, so will be tempered by other parties
11 Dec 2019 15:55
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@ARTESOSCURASBOO @liv_lucy If I had a choice though, I wouldn't vote for them with Corbyn as leader. But, Boris is the more pressing threat, so I'll hold my nose, vote Labour and hope we deny the tories a seat.
11 Dec 2019 15:52
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@ARTESOSCURASBOO @liv_lucy Yes, lets just all vote labour and let the Tories win any LD/Con marginals shall we? Tactical voting is the *only* to keep the Tories out tomorrow. A vote for labour in many constituencies *is* a wasted vote. Just as it'd be a wasted vote for me not to vote Labour tomorrow
11 Dec 2019 15:51
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@Joseph_Plant @ShappiKhorsandi @RupaHuq As opposed to the past 10 years of the NHS having never been better? Or where the UK has been attractive to busin... oh wait. Corbyn has issues, but if you're trying to suggest the party who said "Fuck Business" is a better bet for *anyone* then you're pissing up a rope
11 Dec 2019 15:47
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Trying my hand at making a non-alcoholic spirit substitute as the one that turned up was absolutely disgusting. Reckon I'll still stick with proper drinks any night I can either way https://www.bentasker.co.uk/blog/general/682-hopefully-rescuing-a-bottle-of-drink
11 Dec 2019 15:06
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@SoozUK At the beginning, he looks like he's considering whether he should lick her face
11 Dec 2019 11:22
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@sfiandercomms @WoodwardRJ @PA I mean, you *can*, but you'd definitely want to ask afterwards whether they're OK with it being aired. Doing it that way round, does increase the likelihood of someone opening the door, spotting Johnson and calling him a cunt though.
11 Dec 2019 11:21
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@ppukip @WoodwardRJ @PA Did you go to sleep yesterday morning or something? The "fakery" was all on the nay-sayers. That "source" who said it was faked now says her FB account was hacked and she didn't post it. She also happens to be friends with the Health Secretary And the Hospital said it happened
11 Dec 2019 11:19
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More Tory lies, this time from a friend of @MattHancock The @conservatives couldn't be trusted to run a bath, much less a health service. They're as full of shit as a septic tank after an outbreak of dysentry, and generally less pleasant than one https://twitter.com/ToryFibs/status/1204535324103364608
11 Dec 2019 10:47
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@MrNMJackson @ste942000 @HannahAlOthman It's right wing for "stop looking at me, the other guy, the other guy, he's just as bad, honest" In this case, presumably said in a slightly muffled tone from inside a fridge
11 Dec 2019 09:09
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@HannahAlOthman Someone said to me this morning "I keep forgetting that he's already in power and not just some bloke trying to get in". He's not wrong...
11 Dec 2019 09:08
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Buzz-killing myself. But we all have those "ideas" sometimes https://twitter.com/bentasker/status/1204435834885361664/photo/1
10 Dec 2019 16:20
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@AndyRigney @Conservatives As long as you're also aware that the @Conservatives are lying to you (constantly, at the moment) then you're probably more switched on than many voters.
10 Dec 2019 13:47
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@LKDevenish @damocrat I know it was said he'd go if he was beaten, but if Labour (and others) deny the Tories a majority, will he position that as having not been beaten and stay? I guess that shows how little I trust him and his followers
10 Dec 2019 12:36
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@Anwynn3 @_plant_daddy @imbadatlife And the water they call "beer".
10 Dec 2019 10:32
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Just remember that #punchgate was entirely to try and distract from the story of this child. @bbclaurak and others distributed lies without checking https://twitter.com/joepike/status/1204018593656180736
10 Dec 2019 09:33
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@damianh9 @helenth88265377 @marenbennette @Natasha_Walter @allisonpearson So because *your* child would prefer cuddles, all would? You are a sample of one, and not all kids are the same. Hell, not all kids act consistently the same between repeats of the situation. And it wouldn't be possible to politicise it if it hadn't happened, would it?
10 Dec 2019 09:10
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Advertisers want exemption from web privacy rules that, you know, enforce privacy https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/09/ad_groups_privacy_rules/ via @theregister
10 Dec 2019 08:17
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@cybergibbons You know what else black pudding goes surprisingly well with? Roast lamb.
09 Dec 2019 14:17
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@Fred_in_Spain @nickynoo007 @InLimboBrexit @BrexpatsHOV The result of that for certain UK politicians is quite predictable unfortunately: https://twitter.com/bentasker/status/1204028527554813954/photo/1
09 Dec 2019 13:22
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@RealSexyCyborg Both groups also need to recognise how severe the implications of a single "in-use" failure could be. One of those groups appears to be much better at that than the other too...
09 Dec 2019 10:37
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You remember those mood rings that change colour to "show" your mood? Today, mine wouldn't be showing a colour because I'd have stomped on it, thrown it at things and put it in the blender
09 Dec 2019 09:20
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WebAssembly gets nod from W3C and, most likely, an embrace from cryptojackers online https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/06/webassembly_w3c_standard/ via @theregister
08 Dec 2019 11:22
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@LargeCardinal @ComradeEevee @indrora @blowdart Yes! A Paprika Max sandwich is next level thinking.
08 Dec 2019 10:29
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@cybergibbons We got lucky in that the final train back to where we needed to be hadn't left yet, so hopped on that. Guard accepted our original tickets following some explanation. Due to that and some earlier events that day, it's a day that will live in infamy for us
07 Dec 2019 23:39
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@cybergibbons This was before Boris banned drinking on the tube, so we'd been drinking after the fair too. But only at a trade fair would you chug 4 absinthes then head straight to the vodka stand, having been tasting wine since 9am
07 Dec 2019 22:42
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@cybergibbons Wifey & I once got on the train home after visiting a wine and spirit trade fair. Pissed as a very pissed fart we fell asleep, missed our stop & were woken up by the staff at end-of-line in Norwich, at midnight. This was all after a 1hr nap on the liverpool st station steps...
07 Dec 2019 22:40
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@AaronGolightly_ @damocrat I'd much prefer to vote LD, but they don't stand a snowballs chance round here. Its not going to gove Corbyn a majority but might deny Johnson one. The risk profile here is pretty obvious.
07 Dec 2019 16:10
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@AaronGolightly_ @damocrat Your alternative though is letting the Tories in. You're weighing the certainty of an insane brexit against the risk of one and leaning towards the former. I don't want to vote for Corbyn, but I'm gonna cos my area *will* return Tory if too many go LD.
07 Dec 2019 16:08
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@Miles25482900 @damocrat @alisonwallis60 @wendy161966 Racist ideologies thrive in societies that are feeling deprived. You want more anti-semitism (amongst other things)? Let Johnson in, years more austerity and a brexit-fucked economy will foster more racism than Corbyn ever could. This doesnt let Corbyn off the hook tho
07 Dec 2019 16:05
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WebAssembly gets nod from W3C and, most likely, an embrace from cryptojackers online https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/06/webassembly_w3c_standard/ via @theregister
07 Dec 2019 13:24
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@BorisJohnson just said inconceivable and suddenly Princess Bride springs to mind. https://twitter.com/bentasker/status/1203054119541493760/photo/1
06 Dec 2019 20:50
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@AndrewYee2 I mean, all power to him for not frittering that money away like some would have, but its still a story of privilege and luck rather than representative of what most teenagers could do *even* if they tried just as hard
06 Dec 2019 17:20
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@AndrewYee2 Earns £27K for part-time work at family firm, receives £8K inheritance from his grandma, lives with parents and doesn't really like going out & doing stuff Article should be called "with lots of luck, a well-off family business and inheritance you too can buy at least one house"
06 Dec 2019 17:19
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@GuitarMoog I've had some brutal interviews in the private sector, but none have ever been as hard as *internal* public sector interviews because of the rigid structure and format. These things are hammered into you constantly. But walking from a paycheck isn't something everyone can do
06 Dec 2019 17:10
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@GuitarMoog I left the public sector years ago, but while I was there, when applying for a new role the interview was always based around the core competencies - honesty/integrity being just 1. You'd be asked to outline a situation which highlighted that comp and had to answer in STAR form
06 Dec 2019 17:09
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@FrankMcG @DAkacki Yep, my big objection actually is the decision not to allow resets. That's properly dumb. If I accidentally typed it into the wrong window, I may well want to change it (even if thats to a new system generated one).
06 Dec 2019 17:03
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@FrankMcG @DAkacki The impact of accounts getting compromised is assessed as quite low, but this doesn't factor in the grief involved in having portions of your userbase complaining that some joker has cancelled their sub because you haven't noticed the compromise yet
06 Dec 2019 17:02
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@FrankMcG @DAkacki There are definitely benefits to not allowing users to supply their own passwords (I've worked on govt level stuff that follows the same practice). But it shouldn't overtly affect your approach on the storage end - hashing exists to buy you time, not to fully protect you
06 Dec 2019 17:00
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@FrankMcG @DAkacki You're conflating the generation of a password for a user with the plaintext storage here They could generate client-side and store hashed, and buy some time to deal with some of the headaches if their plaintext db is compromised - reissuing pwds for all users being just one
06 Dec 2019 16:58
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@erinlesley1 They're more than welcome to visit me, I view them a bit like scam calls - better they're tied up talking to me for no gain than spending time talking to someone who might be vulnerable to their lies. I tend to get my ear bent a bit after they've left though
06 Dec 2019 15:56
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p.s. under GDPR an email address *is* considered personal information and should be treated as sensitive. Although I'd presumably already have that info if I'd spotted a mail flying by with a password in it
06 Dec 2019 15:41
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You're offering infosec training, part of that should be encouraging best practice in your students. When you're not doing something that's trivial to implement, and making the same mistakes that many, many future victims make it doesn't speak well of that offering
06 Dec 2019 15:40
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As for "we do not allow users to give us any of their sensitive information to store in the database" No, you generate some sensitive information, store it in plaintext and don't allow the user to change it. That's *worse*
06 Dec 2019 15:40
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But the real crime here, is in the fact you're *emailing* the password in response to a password reset request. Not to mention, you're not resetting the password at all. Even if you feel the first 2 are defensible, build a damn reset page that regenerates and displays new creds
06 Dec 2019 15:40
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Generating a password for the user instead of letting them pick their own is annoying, but fine. I've worked on extremely secure networks that use the same approach Storing in plaintext, though, is extremely questionable. It's not up to you to place a value on your users account
06 Dec 2019 15:40
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@aka_Fun_Size Heh, sitting with pliers and a needle as I did is probably a better use of my time. If I sit and start planning how to get access to a machine, there's a could chance I'll throw myself into it a little more than I should
06 Dec 2019 11:42
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@aka_Fun_Size That's so much less satisfying than getting it done yourself though :)
06 Dec 2019 11:20
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@jeremycorbyn better hammer Johnson over his cowardice around interviews during the debate. What better opportunity to bring up the rank hypocrisy of the Tories "Chicken" meme? https://twitter.com/alexwickham/status/1202881993618444288
06 Dec 2019 11:04
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@andemann How very true, along with the words "you wouldn't dare"
05 Dec 2019 21:36
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@jay_hankins @saleemrash1d You can find apps to scan your card in the Play store, if you want to check. Whether you trust *any* of those apps to do that is something else
05 Dec 2019 19:03
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700Mbps isn't too shabby in fairness. If it wasn't for the claim of a theoretical 10Gbps, most people would probably be quite pleased with this Just in case you were expecting 10Gbps, Wi-Fi 6 hits 700Mbps in real-world download tests https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/05/wifi6_700mbps_speeds/ via @theregister
05 Dec 2019 16:01
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🤦‍♂️When politicians and tech collide https://twitter.com/AndrewYee2/status/1202612176156012544
05 Dec 2019 15:51
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@cybergibbons @webhat @hardwear_io It's a damn good talk, I've just finished watching it
05 Dec 2019 15:28
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@Omniver42 Far from a newbie, and definitely not the case in this instance. Any other handbag and that'd probably be my assumption, but definitely not for this one.
05 Dec 2019 15:26
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@cybergibbons I was going to be a clown but I'm some kind of fucked up Pikachu may be one of the best openings to a talk I'll ever hear...
05 Dec 2019 14:56
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@SirPyecroft @darrengrimes_ @steve_shorty You're not wrong, although it's not so much desperation for a 2nd ref as opposition to Boris's form of Brexit (which includes those that want a 2nd ref). But then, a general election was always a fucking stupid way to try and resolve this
05 Dec 2019 13:53
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@SarahMPottratz No need now that this one's been fixed :) Santa *has* been quite busy this year though, things I'd forgotten I'd ordered keep turning up.
05 Dec 2019 11:37
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@TheRegister And then along comes an Amazon Linux dev and explains how to develop it to bypass DNS related protections most OSs and VPNs employ > an attacker may be able to gain control of “trusted” network DNS https://mailarchives.bentasker.co.uk/Mirrors/OSSSec/2019/12-Dec/msg00018.html
05 Dec 2019 11:29
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@SarahMPottratz That's the beastie, yeah
05 Dec 2019 11:27
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Wow, this on OSS-Sec is a nice bit of work. Inferring & hijacking VPN-tunnelled TCP connections. Seems a VPN on it's own may not be enough when on untrusted wifi. "We can then arbitrarily inject data into the active TCP connection." https://mailarchives.bentasker.co.uk/Mirrors/OSSSec/2019/12-Dec/msg00016.html cc @TheRegister
05 Dec 2019 11:26
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@BadassBowden Thanks, seems I timed it just right as she had a crap day at work yesterday. Getting home to a fixed bag helped, although that may have been more to do with telling her how I'd filled it, worn it and jumped all over the house to check the strength of the stitching
05 Dec 2019 10:44
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@catchthesehoofs Heh, she has the white one too (that gets a lot less use). I got them for her for Xmas a few years ago. I did show my lack of understanding a little when my first question was "you could just use the white one instead right?"
05 Dec 2019 10:34
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Oh and in case anyone cares heres the finished item. Its survived a few years, being left places, and now its survived being on my workbench too https://twitter.com/bentasker/status/1202222217809088512/photo/1
04 Dec 2019 13:44
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I reckon she'll be fairly pleased with the result even if my sewing skills are non-existent. The lesson here: new challenges come up *all* the time, sometimes you just need to work out what the right tools are to get past an obstacle
04 Dec 2019 13:40
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Wifey has a (sailor moon) handbag she loves. Unfortunately the stitching gave out & the strap loops came out. I suggested sewing them back in but told can't because the leathers too thick. So, I've just spent 30 mins using a pair of pliers, needle & thread. Fuck can't
04 Dec 2019 13:39
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@melelloyd @JimMFelton @joswinson @LibDems The entire situation sucks, but the priority has to be getting the Tories out. The current lot probably won't think twice about gerrymandering to keep themselves in power once in. Tweet at Corbyn and tell him he's a cunt (I plan to), but do what it takes to deny the Tories a seat
04 Dec 2019 12:44
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@melelloyd @JimMFelton @joswinson @LibDems and you know what? I actually hope Corbyn stays neutral or (better) campaigns for Leave. Remember how many leave voters went that way because they thought Cameron was a dick? Think of the harm that Corbyn could do remain if he came down resolutely on that side
04 Dec 2019 12:43
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@melelloyd @JimMFelton @joswinson @LibDems Even if Labour were to be the biggest party, odds are it'd still be a hung parliament. Meaning that the LDs and SNP would have a significant say (because Corbyn couldn't push things through), reducing his ability to do crazy shit. Labour are backing a 2nd ref
04 Dec 2019 12:42
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@melelloyd @JimMFelton @joswinson @LibDems It sucks, and like you I apportion some of the blame to Corbyn. He's shit and I don't want him anywhere near real power. Thankfully though, that's unlikely to happen - what tactical voting is more likely to do is deny the Tories a majority
04 Dec 2019 12:40
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@melelloyd @JimMFelton @joswinson @LibDems No, it's not on your head, but you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stop it by holding your nose and voting for the lesser of two evils. I really really don't want to vote for Labour, but I'm gonna because the LDs do not stand a chance here
04 Dec 2019 12:39
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@melelloyd @JimMFelton @joswinson @LibDems If you're in a Tory/Lab marginal then you increase the chances of a Tory seat being returned. If you're somewhere that LDs can actually get a seat then all power to you. But otherwise, all those things Corbyn "enabled" *will* happen under a Tory govt. It's shit, but thats FPTP
04 Dec 2019 09:30
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@melelloyd @JimMFelton @joswinson @LibDems Use swapmyvote if you want a vote registered for LD but need to vote Labour, whatever. Just do whats needed to deny Tory seats or we end up with a Boris Brexit
03 Dec 2019 22:22
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@melelloyd @JimMFelton @joswinson @LibDems And if you wanna drag up historic shit, Swinson pressed for the ref to happen. Fuck the past, focus on making the future right so it isn't pissed away because of tribalism
03 Dec 2019 22:21
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@melelloyd @JimMFelton @joswinson @LibDems If I vote Lib Dem the most likely outcome is my area returns tory. Tactical voting is the only answer. I don't support Corbyn, but alternative is far worse. Some areas will need to vote LD for the same reason. Your way avoids the risk of a Corbyn Brexit by having a tory one
03 Dec 2019 22:19
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US healthcare for you https://twitter.com/TFLN/status/1201637420258738176
03 Dec 2019 21:07
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@BorisJohnson Sounds like you should probably be doing an interview with @afneil then. As a prospective PM, you believe in politicians being scrutinised right? Or is it in fact all bluster and lies from a man who's campaign looks more terrified of the public than even May managed?
03 Dec 2019 18:26
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@chimeracoder Not in there!
03 Dec 2019 16:34
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@blackroomsec Oh fuck, another one? I've been buried in shit the last few days so hadn't noticed the 2nd. There's a whole lot of Infosec peeps I don't follow because they're, frankly, cunts. Those 2 people were among those I *do* (well, did) follow. This bollocks needs to stop.
03 Dec 2019 14:19
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@chrismckee @cybergibbons Heh, yep exactly the sort of outcome you could see happening. Though the wetness would *probably* also make the defibs refuse to work - publicly accessible ones like that do a whole bunch of checks to ensure they're not going to make things worse
03 Dec 2019 10:45
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@chrismckee @cybergibbons I had a well-to-do colleague who went holidaying in various cottages one year and referred to it as "going cottaging". Wasn't too impressed when pointed to urban dictionary Also there was this - https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/new-robo-toilets-planned-porthcawl-16761184 - though apparently it was a mistake
03 Dec 2019 10:32
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@SeanWrightSec I think it definitely has, but I also don't think there's any going back. Most consumers neither realise nor care (until "it" breaks), so orgs are seeing financial benefits even though quality has dropped. Fixing mistakes just has to be < revenue generated by moving fast.
01 Dec 2019 14:36
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@MattDrayton_BE @_mary_turnbull_ @SamWebbwriter @Ally_Jay_Bee @NadineDorries @BorisJohnson @afneil Essentially, set yourself up for slightly rougher treatment and then play the victim to try and grab any sympathy votes that are available, whilst cementing support within your voting base. More or less the same thing he's done with "Parliament hate you, and keep blocking me"
01 Dec 2019 10:47
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@SamWebbwriter @_mary_turnbull_ @Ally_Jay_Bee @NadineDorries @BorisJohnson @afneil Yes, and to be honest given Boris' history with interviews it doesn't really come as a surprise. He does _ok_ when giving a speech, but he actually manages to be worse than May when under the pressure of an interview with even a semi-competent interviewer
01 Dec 2019 10:44
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@Rabberoonies @NadineDorries @BorisJohnson Yes. As long as he gets whatever sentence it is he wants to say (probably "Get Brexit Done") in, it'll be cut out of context and posted on Youtube for his supporters. He tends to aim to say nothing of consequence and drop in a few soundbites for Youtube/Facebook
01 Dec 2019 10:33
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@mickjones61 @NadineDorries @BorisJohnson @jeremycorbyn > intelligence, insight & eloquence Now I *know* you're not talking about Boris here. He _might_ be hiding intelligence and insight (though I doubt it), but eloquence?? I think you may have misunderstood the word Corbyn doesn't need any help to fuck himself up eithe though.
01 Dec 2019 10:32
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@lesley_snell @paddy_conn @PRICETJ @NadineDorries @BorisJohnson Such a shame Boris didn't have an opportunity to go with Neill the.... oh wait. He bottled it and bolted
01 Dec 2019 10:30
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@AndyRanting @Rugby1Peter @NicolaStephens7 @NadineDorries @BorisJohnson This is too close to the truth and hurts, please take it down
01 Dec 2019 10:29
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@_mary_turnbull_ @SamWebbwriter @Ally_Jay_Bee @NadineDorries @BorisJohnson @afneil Because it's Boris, so whatever he says is more likely to be a lie than not ;) I agree a little tho, I think Marr may be feeling the need to make an example given he's publicly been portrayed as the soft touch for days. He's trying to come across as hard like Neil
01 Dec 2019 10:28
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@HannahAlOthman The odds of that kind of coincidence happening goes up quite a bit when you keep having snap elections at times of strong political tension. Not only have you increased opportunity, but you've also increased the value because some many are watching/sensitive
29 Nov 2019 17:17
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@Fox0x01 People like that need to go boil their fucking heads and find some less harmful/disruptive outlet for their feelings of insignificance.
29 Nov 2019 16:43
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@Fox0x01 ffs.... I disagreed with your opinion, in that I find PoCs useful. But that's not a reflection on my or your skill & stating an opinion isn't attention whoring. The real attention whores tend to be those who try to elevate themselves by calling others attention whores
29 Nov 2019 16:43
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@cybergibbons I saw one the other day where someone had answered every question they received "I don't know, I'm not the seller I just bought one, why I am receiving these?"
29 Nov 2019 15:04
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@JohnAirCon @antoguerrera @frankmcdonald60 No, vote tactically for christ sake. If you're in a Con/Lib dem marginal seat then for fuck sake vote LD and deprive the Tories of a seat. If you're in a Con/Lab marginal vote labour. Stuff your views on which party is better, vote tactically or we end up with the Tories
29 Nov 2019 15:01
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Fucking hell.... https://twitter.com/ToryFibs/status/1200362065430536193
29 Nov 2019 14:13
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Internet Society CEO: Most people don't care about the .org sell-off – and nothing short of a court order will stop it https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/29/isoc_ceo_dot_org_sale/ via @theregister
29 Nov 2019 14:02
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The @Conservatives seem to think its Channel 4's fault that @BorisJohnson is a cowardly shit-weasel. Maybe a man who wants to be elected to Govt should allow some scrutiny? https://twitter.com/alexwickham/status/1200112699021115392
28 Nov 2019 19:20
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@Howarth1918 @Boyintheband @ek_oswald @DPJHodges @afneil @mrjamesob You're conflating Corbyn's (teams) screw-up into this. Boris wants to be PM, it'd still be cowardly of him to be avoiding scrutiny even if Corbyn had also refused a Neil interview. I mean, I agree, Corbyn should've checked, but that's irrelevant to whether Boris is a coward
28 Nov 2019 17:57
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@rushter @AlecMuffett @tor Just checking, and back when I wrote this - https://www.bentasker.co.uk/documentation/linux/307-building-a-tor-hidden-service-from-scratch-part-1 - I did specify that a new key should be generated. Worth updating that with a link I think
28 Nov 2019 16:18
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@Fortinet What the actual fuck is this? https://mailarchives.bentasker.co.uk/Mirrors/FullDisclosure/2019/11-Nov/msg00037.html You were using simple XOR in place of established crypto (cough https) to submit *browsing histories* back to your C&C You're supposed to be selling a security product. I'd be happy to moan about your DNS too :)
27 Nov 2019 11:32
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@bbclaurak > trying to get link to the full documents so you can have a proper look Are you not a journalist? The docs all seem to have been linked to from here: https://www.reddit.com/r/worldpolitics/comments/dkzlfc/officialsensitive_great_britain_is_practically/
27 Nov 2019 11:26
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Release firmware update, break user's kit for *5 months*. That's really, really poor @bose. Mistakes happen, when they do *roll them back* https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/26/bose_firmware_borks_headphones/ via @theregister
26 Nov 2019 17:13
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@icann being silent rather than being transparent... quelle surprise As pressure builds over .org sell-off, internet governance orgs fall back into familiar pattern: Silence https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/26/org_selloff_internet/ via @theregister
26 Nov 2019 17:04
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@CrusaderIan @MatesJacob @AyoCaesar @Conservatives As an Ipswich lad myself, I feel compelled to say that we're not all fucknuggets like Ian. In fact, the majority of us aren't even nearly as twattish. Mind you, I'm not a Tory councillor, so maybe that's where the distinction lies.
26 Nov 2019 10:51
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@sethgoldin @CentOSProject @Yubico @firefox @googlechrome Glad I could help. Can't believe it still works on C8 tbh :)
26 Nov 2019 09:18
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Doing the maths that matters https://twitter.com/Mythic_Beasts/status/1198986414731468800
25 Nov 2019 15:49
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@Defcon1Ghost I learnt this the hard way, after a change of manager I was suspended because I'd been on long-term sick in the previous year and it turned out he hadn't sent off the doctor's notes I'd given him. New mgr had it in for me, so it took a while to straighten things
25 Nov 2019 15:44
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Side note: "We both know whats on there. It's only going to hurt me". Why the fuck would _anyone_ say *that* during a police interview Suspect can’t be compelled to reveal “64-character” password, court rules https://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1622515
25 Nov 2019 13:55
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@BentleyAudrey If you're going to say something positive tho, care is needed. There's a different between being a letch and paying a complement. It's slightly more nuanced than "Your hair looks nice" vs "Phwooarr JUGS" too
25 Nov 2019 13:28
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@tnewtondunn Well to be fair, a campaign's less likely to go into panic mode when it's concocted of lies and disinformation. Otherwise said cabinet minister might've had to answer questions about their own party's apparent panic.
24 Nov 2019 09:31
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Got forced to upgrade to the new @SlackHQ today. I fucking hate it. Interfaces should not move while I'm interacting with them. Is there a preference somewhere to turn this WYSIWG abortion the fuck off?
22 Nov 2019 15:56
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Microsoft joins Google and Mozilla in adopting DNS over HTTPS data security protocol https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/19/microsoft_joins_doh/ via @theregister
19 Nov 2019 23:04
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Not sure whats going on. Normally I have a xmas pud for dessert on Dec 25. I've eaten 3 this year already...
19 Nov 2019 20:30
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@Smith0r54 Yeah drift's a nightmare for that, particularly if you're stood still waiting for an enemy to pass and instead you suddenly walk straight into them
19 Nov 2019 15:04
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#Joycon Stick replacement on the #Nintendo #Switch. Games were becoming unplayable because of drift... I kept running from Pokemon by accident :( https://www.bentasker.co.uk/documentation/gaming/676-nintendo-switch-joycon-analog-stick-replacement #documentation #video #howto
19 Nov 2019 14:05
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Fairly simple issue really, but it's easily done and search engines seem to like returning a similar but different exception if you get stuck on it.... #Python TypeError: encoding without a string argument https://www.bentasker.co.uk/documentation/development-programming/675-python3-typeerror-encoding-without-a-string-argument
16 Nov 2019 12:49
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#Chrome once again showing that it's poison. Google's stewardship of the browser recently has been increasingly questionable and user hostile. Eliding www, manifest v3 and now this. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/15/chromium_silent_experiment_breaks_citrix_and_more/
15 Nov 2019 17:07
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@RobertWalter @cybergibbons FWIW btw they didn't (too expensive) and then I went to a high school where mates literally got attacked with hammers, and you were considered a pussy if you needed a knife. At an educational level I was still bored, but life was far from boring. I wouldn't change it
14 Nov 2019 10:40
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@cybergibbons > this girl is alone. she should accept any and all requests to AT LEAST ***discuss*** SOMETHING That thread physically fucking hurts me...
14 Nov 2019 10:39
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@RobertWalter @cybergibbons In primary school one of my teachers begged my parents to move me to private school because he said I was clearly bored and capable of so much more. > Years later I’m def still bored but not above average I fear. ^ that
14 Nov 2019 10:32
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Google: You can trust us with the medical data you didn’t know we already had [Updated] https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/11/google-you-can-trust-us-with-the-medical-data-you-didnt-know-we-already-had/
13 Nov 2019 18:49
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@SeanWrightSec Oh awesome, thats been bugging me every return since they introduced SMS 2FA.
12 Nov 2019 19:24
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@BadassBowden Fucking ouch. Sorry you've had to go through it (again...). Not that it really eases the pain, but remember that the sort of person who does that is almost always trying to tear you down because of how shit they feel about themselves.
11 Nov 2019 10:12
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@thatginamiller Can't check mine, you appear to be using an outdated postcode database. This postcode's nearly 3 years old now though
10 Nov 2019 18:21
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@Maja_Stina @scorchiohan @Mattcatdog @yllsson @qikipedia Yep, I've got old consumer kit at home that's more power hungry than some of HPs latest gens (albeit only their 1us)
09 Nov 2019 11:09
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@Maja_Stina @scorchiohan @Mattcatdog @yllsson @qikipedia 4k using +30% power vs 1080 is plausible. But it still ignores that consumption is a fraction of that for a CRT. It says, Global IT is like 0.3% of global emissions, so I think we can better target other shit
09 Nov 2019 10:57
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@Maja_Stina @scorchiohan @Mattcatdog @yllsson @qikipedia https://www.climatedepot.com/2019/10/29/climate-scientists-go-after-netflix-watching-a-half-hour-show-via-an-on-demand-video-app-equivalent-to-driving-almost-4-miles/ Reads like a crock to me. The reference to TV sizes in 97 compared to now stands out. In 97 most tvs were still CRT and power hungry. Modern tend to be OLED or similar - bigger screen, fraction of power consumption
09 Nov 2019 10:55
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@Maja_Stina @scorchiohan @Mattcatdog @yllsson @qikipedia Yeah, realistically you'd remove or repurpose. Most people don't realise the steps taken in modern DC builds, and in the hardware itself to improve efficiency. I think I found a reference to the source tho 1/
09 Nov 2019 10:54
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@integgroll @ComradeEevee That. It worked really nicely and well for a while, albeit with a small level of fragmentation. Then companies decided they'd run their own service instead. Piracy'll rise again and they'll push for more draconian laws
09 Nov 2019 10:46
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@Maja_Stina @scorchiohan @Mattcatdog @yllsson @qikipedia That heat gets reused in some modern DCs. They also wouldnt be that much cooler if noone was using them (assuming you left them on) because racks are very, very densely packed even before you get into blades. A single idle c7000 can warm a room quite happily
09 Nov 2019 10:42
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@alexbloor Haven't seen your announcement so in the grand tradition of the internet I'll complain about it anyway. It's terrible, what were you thinking,now I'll never use aaisp and will tell my dog not to either.
09 Nov 2019 10:21
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This is madness from @gitlab. There are countries all over the world which may try and pressure locals. China and Russia being highlighted is like talkiing about the boogeyman during zombie season https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/09/gitlab_exec_resigns/ via @theregister
09 Nov 2019 10:11
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@IanColdwater Yes, though I sometimes wish version control was involved so that when I screw up I can revert and do things right.
08 Nov 2019 14:09
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IOW it's going to sit in a Outlook PST somewhere awaiting corruption... UK Home Office: We will register thousands of deactivated firearms with no database https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/08/home_office_deactivated_weapons_email_address/ via @theregister
08 Nov 2019 11:55
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And this is why the concept of a smart tv is a big ole crock of shite. Use an STB, or something like a Roku - you're either gonna have to buy one or replace your telly either way. BBC News - Netflix to disappear on older Samsung smart TVs https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50331667
07 Nov 2019 19:34
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@ridderz69 @ClaraWe19034105 @Johnhodg10 @tomhfh But, Truss has *already* said that her dept would be pressing for standards to be lowered so that we can get better trade deals with the US. Truss saying it isn't enough for it to happen, but it does show there's an appetite within whitehall
05 Nov 2019 16:22
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@ridderz69 @ClaraWe19034105 @Johnhodg10 @tomhfh To be fair, it's probably as likely to eat into the EU's 30% as our domestic. Though, of course, if we lower domestic standards to compete with the US, we may lose our ability to export to the EU. Anyone who says this is simple (either way) is lying.
05 Nov 2019 16:21
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I chose that specific battery because prime said delivery today (instead of later in the week), there was a better battery I'd have preferred but didn't want to wait the extra days for. Because the jiffy was received, Amazon's "My orders" now shows the item as delivered....
05 Nov 2019 16:09
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Today's @AmazonUK Prime delivery has been a bit of a piss-take. Ordered a lead-acid battery A Delivery came today. A small jiffy envelope containing a packing slip telling me it will be delivered direct from another company.
05 Nov 2019 16:09
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@ClaraWe19034105 @ridderz69 @Johnhodg10 @tomhfh And "Whole Foods" must sell food that meets our standards. If they are indeed selling the same stuff in the US then it means they're selling above standard food there. I agree by the way, the country (as defined by the majority of those who spoke up) were against TTIP
05 Nov 2019 14:38
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Tech and mobile companies want to monetise your data ... but are scared of GDPR https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/05/tmt_biz_wants_to_monetise_your_data_but_are_wary_of_gdpr/ via @theregister
05 Nov 2019 10:40
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DoHn't believe the hype! You are being lied to by data-hungry ISPs, Mozilla warns lawmakers https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/04/mozilla_doh_congress/ via @theregister
05 Nov 2019 10:37
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@JourneyFog @PTSDAdvocate @ProfDavidNutt @Drug_Science Thats an old article from (just) before the law changed. It was the Daily Mail trying to bolster opposition against something which could help people
03 Nov 2019 19:12
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@JeremyClarkson Outdone only by the later commentary of "Kitt off, koch in"
02 Nov 2019 11:54
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The team that misused social-media originated data in the referendum misusing public funds in order to target social media users? What a fucking surprise BBC News - General Election 2019: Government accused over 'political' Facebook ads https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50263197
01 Nov 2019 17:36
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Improving @Nextclouders image thumbnail response times - https://www.bentasker.co.uk/documentation/linux/671-improving-nextcloud-s-thumbnail-response-time
01 Nov 2019 17:10
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Cyber-security super-brain Rudy Giuliani forgets password, bricks iPhone, begs Apple Store staff for help https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/31/giuliani_iphone_password/ via @theregister
01 Nov 2019 13:02
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Good news. But this should *never* have become about her in the first place. The microscope focus on her instead of... you know... Boris is quite telling and somewhat unsettling. https://twitter.com/hackerfantastic/status/1189947056183500800
31 Oct 2019 17:14
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OOOoof. There's a lot of grey area available for Pornhub (and people give Mindgeek too much leeway IMO), but the optics of this are absolutely terrible... https://twitter.com/FightTheNewDrug/status/1189627359642583040
31 Oct 2019 16:15
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The fuck is wrong with people https://twitter.com/MarieAnnUK/status/1189695990133088256
31 Oct 2019 16:10
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Lawsuit: Juul sold tainted e-liquids to users “drunk and vaping like mo-fo’s” https://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1593843
30 Oct 2019 18:08
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@paparoach @hollywoodundead No UK Dates? :( My littlun has just discovered your latest album, I was kinda hoping to take him to his first gig
30 Oct 2019 17:35
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@gitlab - a rule of thumb: If engineers are discussing why something's not OK, your CFO is wrong when he says "not an issue". Even before how user-hostile illegal this change would have been. Please don't fuck up a good product https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/30/gitlab_backtracks_on_plan_to_add_usage_telemetry_after_user_protests/ via @theregister
30 Oct 2019 17:27
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@Shadow0pz The point though - it's absolutely shit when you need medical care and cannot get it because of stupid stuff. Not a medical inability to treat, but beauracracy, or understaffed surgeries etc. To have to see a kid with mental health issues go up against that? Ghastly
30 Oct 2019 12:04
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@Shadow0pz Mind you, I later learned that that doctor declared one of my in-laws "fine" during a home visit. Shortly before he was taken to hospital via ambulance and never returned. So perhaps it's unfair to extrapolate out to other members of the profession. 4/
30 Oct 2019 12:03
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@Shadow0pz If there's a concern about the possibility addiction, why would you put someone in the position where they can't get what they *need* (I'm still in a lot of pain...) through you - so that intake can be monitored and problems discovered. 3/
30 Oct 2019 12:02
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@Shadow0pz why? because I'd previously been addicted to a different painkiller (*I* identified it and went to them, it never became particularly problematic). No alternative was offered, just a refusal to issue my repeat prescription. 2/
30 Oct 2019 12:01
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@Shadow0pz I can completely understand the frustration in that thread. Not mental health related, but I had a similar issue obtaining meds at one point - new doctor didn't feel comfortable prescribing me the painkillers I needed (and was already on) 1/
30 Oct 2019 11:59
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@AFVFI @kraigetrue @jeanhoodauthor @Femi_Sorry Oh, I agree. The *right* way would have been a 2nd ref (followed by an election) but it's a political fantasy at this point. With JC you're taking a risk for sure, but if the alternative is Johnson? Denying the Tories/BXP seats has to be the main aim otherwise we're all lost
30 Oct 2019 11:56
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Not going to miss Flash itself, but when it _finally_ dies there's quite a big and varied part of the web's history we'll have lost. But, we'll have shed a massive attack vector too, so you know... https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/29/google_to_stop_indexing_flash_files/ via @theregister
30 Oct 2019 08:29
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@AFVFI @kraigetrue @jeanhoodauthor @Femi_Sorry I'd much prefer to vote LD, but in my constituency it'd be a waste. Enough people do that and the Tories keep the seat. This election is about Brexit, you need to ignore Labour's (many, many) failings if they've the best chance of taking your seat. The alternative is a Tory win
30 Oct 2019 08:25
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@AFVFI @kraigetrue @jeanhoodauthor @Femi_Sorry That's not really how it works in reality. You need to look at how the parties normally do in your area. If Labour are normally a close 2nd, you should hold your nose and vote for them. 1/
30 Oct 2019 08:23
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@DFadeawayman @annatweety @HannahAlOthman The argument though is many will have travelled home and may not have remembered to register to vote at home - its not so much the opening hours. Woke up and voted after a night shift once
28 Oct 2019 19:59
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@colin_geere @andyoakes @JimKing34049311 @C4Dispatches @YvetteCooperMP Some might suggest that Brexit is in fact doing just that 😉 But the answer to your question is that people do it when they feel they've a chance to gain something better. Like, I dunno, a trade deal?
28 Oct 2019 19:31
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@colin_geere @andyoakes @JimKing34049311 @C4Dispatches @YvetteCooperMP Yeah, you still don't get how trade deals work. You're not going to buy the one car. You're talking about walking away because of the price of one car, but will actually be walking away from an entire lot, a valet business, cheaper fuel, some chickens and buyers who want your jam
28 Oct 2019 17:21
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And now the Aussies are looking at this too... Australia wants to use face recognition for porn age verification https://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1592309
28 Oct 2019 17:17
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@colin_geere @andyoakes @JimKing34049311 @C4Dispatches @YvetteCooperMP So, you may not have been brainwashed, but your position is incredibly naive and unlikely to translate well to reality
28 Oct 2019 17:13
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@colin_geere @andyoakes @JimKing34049311 @C4Dispatches @YvetteCooperMP No brainwashing. I just don't believe we will say no. Not (just) because the negotiators lack sense, but because there are vested interests at play here. Your position puts a lot more trust in a group of politicians that *everyone* has been complaining about than mine does.
28 Oct 2019 17:13
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Sigh.... Time to check who left their database open and leaked 7.5m customer records: Hi there, Adobe Creative Cloud! https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/25/adobe_user_data_exposed/ via @theregister
28 Oct 2019 17:08
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I _can_ kind of see where ARIN are coming from with this. It's a shame, but they'd be fools not to recognise the litigious system they're based within Youre ARIN a laugh: Critical internet org accused of undercutting security over legal fears https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/28/arin_rpki_open_source/ @theregister
28 Oct 2019 17:08
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@colin_geere @andyoakes @JimKing34049311 @C4Dispatches @YvetteCooperMP You seem to be thinking of this as if you're negotiating just a single element. This is a Trade agreement, it's not just the NHS that's being discussed. It's not just a single "contract" you're walking from - no NHS price rise might mean no preferential access to sell into the US
28 Oct 2019 17:01
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@colin_geere @andyoakes @JimKing34049311 @C4Dispatches @YvetteCooperMP So, the US say "raise the NHS price cap, non negotiable". You honestly believe we'll say no and walk away?
28 Oct 2019 16:59
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@colin_geere @andyoakes @JimKing34049311 @C4Dispatches @YvetteCooperMP Us if we no deal. Well, no meaningful trade deals anyway, I know Fox got a small handful sorted but they're very, very small trading partners. Meanwhile we'll have abandoned our biggest market. Seemingly with the aim of gaining access to a market we'll have to say "no thanks" to
28 Oct 2019 16:46
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@colin_geere @andyoakes @JimKing34049311 @C4Dispatches @YvetteCooperMP The point you've missed above though, is that it isn't the NHS meeting the US pharma reps, it's the UK's trade bods. The NHS doesn't really get a say about what gets written into an FTA, if caps are waived then the NHS has to pay more
28 Oct 2019 16:42
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@colin_geere @andyoakes @JimKing34049311 @C4Dispatches @YvetteCooperMP I'm not sure you quite understand how it works when you have no trade deals and are becoming increasingly desperate to gain some. They too get to walk away from the deal if they don't like it - do you trust our current govt to put drug prices before access to the US market?
28 Oct 2019 16:40
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US healthcare is so very, very broken... A health care algorithm offered less care to black patients https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/10/a-health-care-algorithm-offered-less-care-to-black-patients/
27 Oct 2019 18:07
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@AndyTay07526074 @Petrie_JohnC @RobzLens sad really, turkeys voting for christmas because they just can't imagine it'd actually happen.
25 Oct 2019 09:36
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@AndyTay07526074 @Petrie_JohnC @RobzLens Saw an interview a while back, and a bloke was asked why he was supporting Brexit given his employer (might've been nissan...) had said they'd pull out. Answer: They're the biggest employer in this town by far, they're not going anywhere. He just couldn't see it happening.
25 Oct 2019 09:36
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Thats an all too predictable outcome unfortunately... Japanese hotel chain sorry that hackers may have watched guests through bedside robots https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/22/japanese_hotel_chain_sorry_that_bedside_robots_may_have_watched_guests/ via @theregister
23 Oct 2019 09:41
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We read the Brexit copyright notices so you don't have to… No more IP freely, ta very much https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/21/brexit_ip_copyright_notices/ via @theregister
22 Oct 2019 11:34
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@kentindell @bibbleco @brucemcd23 @BestForBritain They were crazy to think they wouldn't anyway. It'd allow the EU to be blamed, the letter was sent as the result of UK Law saying it must be, and Downing street confirmed they'd sent it - not like it's something that's quietly/randomly arrived purporting to be from the PM.
20 Oct 2019 06:37
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@markhughes @eucopresident @StevePeers @BorisJohnson Someone came up with a blinder earlier. EU should just give us a 3yr extension. See if he wants to negotiate then...
19 Oct 2019 20:02
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@DaveAdcock @Conservatives Poor choice of example. Obi Wan was on the rebels side, Boris' lot have been referring to the remainer group as the rebel alliance. I mean, I disagree that the majority back Boris too, but we need a ref/election to prove either way so I thought I'd be pedantic instead 😄
19 Oct 2019 19:18
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@Cyber_Cox At some unknown point, 60 will GOSUB author_says_they_solved_it_but_not_how
19 Oct 2019 18:07
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@Profiessor @Cornish_Damo @ukgeol @Conservatives *I may be (htf did my phone change that to lay?)
19 Oct 2019 17:28
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@Profiessor @Cornish_Damo @ukgeol @Conservatives Actually you may be correct and Iay be muddling dates in my head. Our current A50 period ends at 11pm on 31st and thatll be specifically stated in the act. Im now not so sure it states a time for today (other than "by the end of"). Wld look but shld cook dinner 😃
19 Oct 2019 17:27
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@RealArthurDent @JRTomlinAuthor @bricksilk I think you're misunderstanding the requirements to be legitimate. It needs to be legal and constitutionally correct. Its the result of a law, so it is. Doesn't really matter whether he wants to send it or not.
19 Oct 2019 17:20
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@flyinglawyer73 @eatmyallotment @JolyonMaugham 54% of voters in the 2017 GE voted for parties whose manifestos explicitly rejected No-Deal. If you want to talk about democratic mandates honestly maybe you shouldn't be including No-Deal as an option
19 Oct 2019 17:15
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@hackerfantastic Got to be very careful though, it doesn't always work out as it logically should. Turns out ICANN actually needed a Govt exerting some control to keep them straight(ish). Not that they were perfect before, but they seem determined to circle the drain with Nominet in close pursuit
19 Oct 2019 17:12
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@DaveAdcock @Conservatives You know what happens when you do that? You still have to accept the consequences, though you obv enter a plea in mitigation. It's exceedingly rare for them to just not bring charges. If Boris wants to face the music, fine, but he needs to take it on the chin
19 Oct 2019 17:07
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@Profiessor @Cornish_Damo @ukgeol @Conservatives No 11pm, it is indeed a UK law and that UK law specifically says 11pm.
19 Oct 2019 17:02
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@MonkeyFacedGod @billoislove @Conservatives The "do or die" deadline of 31 Oct also came about because Macron insisted on it. So matey's also insisting we leave on the EUs timeline rather than our own
19 Oct 2019 16:58
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@brianwhelton @SeanWrightSec This is true, along with being convinced that whatever they do it's somehow intended to screw us out of _something_
19 Oct 2019 16:41
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@brianwhelton @SeanWrightSec Yeah its a complete mess, though its not the LDs stopping Corbyn being caretaker pm, its the ex-torys that won't vote for him. They're all poised to stab each other in the back tho... mind you, not much better on the leave side and itll prob only get worse IMO
19 Oct 2019 16:23
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@brianwhelton @SeanWrightSec Til now theyve been quite clear we'll get a GE once an extensions been secured. He now has to send the request, so although there may be a little delay we should see whether they keep their word or not. Today was mostly a good thing
19 Oct 2019 16:14
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@Julie64286339 @CheesyHammyEggy @LeaveEUOfficial Agreed, but then so is invoking their names in support of Brexit when those who fought and survived are generally against it. The jingoism seems to be coming from a generation born shortly after those lives were sacrificed.
18 Oct 2019 22:28
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Previous policy was too invasive of privacy, so they want to use facial recog instead.... cc @alecmuffet Junior minister says https://gov.uk/ considering using facial recognition to verify age for p0rn-watchers https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/18/gov_splashed_22m_on_failed_age_verification_policy/ via @theregister
18 Oct 2019 12:26
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Not surprised Paypal struggled to understand this. Far too many people don't understand how an email address might effectively move between owners. Help! I bought a domain and ended up with a stranger's PayPal! And I can't give it back https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/17/paypal_account_domain/ via @theregister
18 Oct 2019 11:55
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@MKarlDawes @branddad @IsabelOakeshott @BorisJohnson Yes well done them, they went away and did what no-one thought was possible: came back with a deal thats worse than May's deal
17 Oct 2019 18:26
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@VALIANT189 @campers_moll @Clancyk7 @tinajohnson123 @BorisJohnson As you like Juncker quotes btw, he said this today And asked what his message would be to the 48% of British voters who backed Remain in the EU referendum, Jean-Claude Juncker replies: "I would like to say to the 48% that they were right. Its just as meaningless to the outcome
17 Oct 2019 17:29
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@VALIANT189 @campers_moll @Clancyk7 @tinajohnson123 @BorisJohnson I'm just going to assume you haven't googled the word "debunk" to find out what it means btw, rather than arguing with you about whether or not the Benn Act has been debunked. look up the definition, and then feel free to explain why you think it has
17 Oct 2019 17:25
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@VALIANT189 @campers_moll @Clancyk7 @tinajohnson123 @BorisJohnson He said "If we have a deal". If we don't have a deal (i.e. it gets rejected by MPs) then it's moot. Neither outcome changes the fact that Juncker doesn't get to decide that, the EU council does. He can advise against it, but they can (not will) ignore him
17 Oct 2019 17:24
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@VALIANT189 @campers_moll @Clancyk7 @tinajohnson123 @BorisJohnson But that's beside the point. If we have to have an extension to implement the deal, then we won't have left on the 31st will we?
17 Oct 2019 17:01
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@VALIANT189 @campers_moll @Clancyk7 @tinajohnson123 @BorisJohnson You seem to misunderstand how our laws and the EU work. Juncker doesn't have the power to decide that (plus, he didn't *actually* say that). Also, the Benn Act is still very much in force, it's still law and hasn't been "debunked"
17 Oct 2019 17:00
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@Imhappy1862 @KJPSheedy @BorisJohnson The main difference is that I'm not inventing limits within our constitution to try & bolster my position. But, you're right, we will probably never agree. The current polarisation of the country is an issue, and despite his promises Boris's deal does nothing to fix it
17 Oct 2019 15:53
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@DavidGaleUK That's a bold prediction, but doesn't appear to be backed by current polling numbers. BXP are pro No-Deal and the country is not. It being the Death of the Tories I can believe, though that seems inevitable at this point, regardless of what happens
17 Oct 2019 15:36
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@Imhappy1862 @KJPSheedy @BorisJohnson And, if you're happy to count a "before the fact", Rees-Mogg. Parliament is supreme, and by extension can overturn whatever referendum it wants. Similarly, a referendum of the people can overturn a previous one - enacted or not. It's a basic constitutional principle
17 Oct 2019 15:33
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@Imhappy1862 @KJPSheedy @BorisJohnson > You cannot now say ask the voters again as that is not how are democracy works. It's very clear from this thread that you have no idea how our democracy works. You *absolutely* can say we should ask them for confirmation. You know who else has said that? Farage
17 Oct 2019 15:32
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@Imhappy1862 @KJPSheedy @BorisJohnson What type of out did those voters have in mind? No-Deal, EEA, Norway+, Canada+? Which way would each of those vote if that option were unavailable? Is there still a majority now more is known? Your position doesn't really work in an adult democracy.
17 Oct 2019 15:24
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@Imhappy1862 @KJPSheedy @BorisJohnson So, choose. Would you rather it was passed to the public for a final decision, or would you prefer that MPs made the decision for you? If you hand it off to them, you don't get to restrict the choices, that's not how our constitution works - Parliament is supreme.
17 Oct 2019 15:19
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@Imhappy1862 @KJPSheedy @BorisJohnson But you can't take a position that you think MP's should choose, but that they must ignore a valid and legal choice (revoking). Their duty is to act in the interests of the country, if they believe that revoking is in the best interests then that's what they'd need to do.
17 Oct 2019 15:18
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@Imhappy1862 @KJPSheedy @BorisJohnson The details of the deal weren't (and couldn't) be known in 2016. They're decidedly worse than anything Leave said we'd get, so MPs would be acting on current info. Or, you, know, they could do the right thing and ask the public to choose using that information
17 Oct 2019 15:17
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@Imhappy1862 @KJPSheedy @BorisJohnson Thats... that's not really how democracy works. It's also not how our constitution works. But, you said earlier you're happy for MPs to deal with it. So if they decide the deal is far worse than remaining, you'd be happy for them to revoke A50 right?
17 Oct 2019 15:16
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@VALIANT189 @campers_moll @Clancyk7 @tinajohnson123 @BorisJohnson Still, it's not quite "we leave on 31 Oct, Do or Die" is it?
17 Oct 2019 15:13
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@netsecfocus @BentleyAudrey I just got a good example of this. A US partner opened with "Thanks for your patience and understanding in this matter. " I have to remember he totally doesn't mean what I'd mean if I wrote that.
17 Oct 2019 14:02
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@democracyfirst6 @Imhappy1862 @KJPSheedy @BorisJohnson To date, there's been no majority for a deal either. Plenty of majorities for what they *don't* want, but nothing affirmative - there's a majority against no-deal for example. Saturday might bring a change, but it's not looking like it at the moment.
17 Oct 2019 13:00
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@HannahAlOthman @CantSwingACat Had one about a week ago. Would definitely buy again, but it was at a garage I stopped at for fuel. But, tbh I'd rather by a Terry's
17 Oct 2019 12:42
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@BenedictMPWhite @PhilipMarsden1 @missvehg @Steven_Swinford Only if you go and read what those lower courts *actually* said first. They didn't say it was legal, they felt that it was political in nature and therefore outside their remit. Had Lord Sumption been sat that day, he'd likely have been a single dissenting voice
17 Oct 2019 11:47
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This is quite a nice idea. Privacy pop-up exhibit shows people in The Glass Room shouldn't throw phones – though they may well want to https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/17/glass_room_privacy/ via @theregister
17 Oct 2019 11:41
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@trinityb38 @petecordell @lountons @gazzathedog @williamnhutton Threshold/supermajority - none. Purely because there wasn't on the original ref (and should have been). Campaign period should be as short as is possible, which from previous statements probably means 12 weeks. If this deals so great, then it'll attract sufficient support
17 Oct 2019 11:35
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@trinityb38 @petecordell @lountons @gazzathedog @williamnhutton Your version, is in effect - Take what I got you (Deal) - Kneecap yourself (No-Deal) It's *less* democratic by definition because you've chosen to omit a valid option. Again, if the public want Brexit, what's your problem?
17 Oct 2019 11:33
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FFS https://twitter.com/Mythic_Beasts/status/1184789360153108480
17 Oct 2019 11:14
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@Imhappy1862 @KJPSheedy @BorisJohnson As you're happy to entrust it to MPs rather than ask the public, I assume you wouldn't object if they used that responsibility to revoke A50 instead then? If you would, then ask yourself why you support MPs deciding on this deal on our behalf.
17 Oct 2019 11:10
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@campers_moll @Clancyk7 @tinajohnson123 @BorisJohnson > HOWEVER if eu consider it a done deal there is no reason for an extension Not true. There's unlikely to be time to actually pass the necessary legislation needed for the deal. So we'd still need a short extension
17 Oct 2019 11:09
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@AndrewOrlowski Why would he, he seems to use Cummings for legal advice, wise or not
17 Oct 2019 11:04
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@NostrilsRX @antoguerrera @afneil Worse than that. Get in the way of people who are using *public transport* rather than private vehicles. i.e. people who are... you know... doing something we should all try to do more to help protect the environment. What an absolute own-goal
17 Oct 2019 09:22
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@RangerN8 @IanDunt @MShapland Yeah, I think if I'd been the guy he kicked in the head, after pulling him down I'd probably have given him a kicking too. No excuse for others to join in though to be fair.
17 Oct 2019 09:17
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@trinityb38 @petecordell @lountons @gazzathedog @williamnhutton Under our constitution no parliament can be bound by a previous parliament. The same principle stands for referendums - there is no legitimate constitutional reason for excluding remain from a confirmatory vote. All there is, is a political desire to do so.
17 Oct 2019 08:38
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@trinityb38 @petecordell @lountons @gazzathedog @williamnhutton Polls with valid choices excluded just because is what dictators do in order to paint a veneer of legitimacy. Our democracy is supposed to be better than that. The public now know what Brexit is likely to look like, but you'd deny them a chance to turn back?
17 Oct 2019 08:37
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@trinityb38 @petecordell @lountons @gazzathedog @williamnhutton Not at all. If we agree we need the public to break the deadlock, then we need to give the public an honest & open choice: not exclude valid options for political reasons. And, if the will of the people is still that we should leave, then what exactly are you concerned about?
17 Oct 2019 08:35
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@trinityb38 @petecordell @lountons @gazzathedog @williamnhutton any confirmatory vote without remain on the ballot is a dishonest attempt to claim "will of the people" though. If you're asking the population then you can't exclude a valid option "just because". Yes, we might no-deal, it'll still mean breaching the GFA
16 Oct 2019 20:43
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@trinityb38 @petecordell @lountons @gazzathedog @williamnhutton Given we can't no-deal without breaking the GFA, it'd need to be a deal (at this point itll be Boris') vs Remain. You _could_ adjust to use 2nd pref to include no deal but because of the polarisation it probably wouldnt work well
16 Oct 2019 19:19
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@trinityb38 @gazzathedog @petecordell @lountons @williamnhutton Indeed. Unfortunately various Brexiters have shifted far away from it. I mean, hell, Farage is against *any* deal now. May should have angled for EEA straight of the mark, but tried to appease the ERG and missed the prime opportunity
16 Oct 2019 19:16
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@trinityb38 @petecordell @lountons @gazzathedog @williamnhutton But, fucking Corbyn can't get his head out of his arse. He still wants a GE then ref on a labour deal. Have a ref first, followed by a GE with parties campaigning on *how* they'll implement the outcome
16 Oct 2019 19:02
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@trinityb38 @petecordell @lountons @gazzathedog @williamnhutton A confirmatory referendum, whilst still problematic is probably the least divisive in the long term - so long as it's legally binding (and gets the protections that go with it). There'd still be upset, but at least the public have actively chosen a specific outcome 2/
16 Oct 2019 19:01
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@trinityb38 @petecordell @lountons @gazzathedog @williamnhutton I agree, I'm actually not in favour of unilaterally revoking. The problem is, the hardliners have been busy salting the middle ground, so it's very hard to see how we'll find compromise - from what we've heard of Boris' deal it's still a very hard exit. 1/
16 Oct 2019 18:59
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@spamhaus FAOD, if you're *not* in the US, then the result of this is probably significant underblocking. The result will depend on where you are vs where the investigator tested from, as well as whether a CDN switcher is involved
16 Oct 2019 18:16
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123Reg down? never... No @Mythic_Beasts love in the comments of this one yet, but only cos noones commented yet In solidarity with its broken email hosting, 123-Reg's '24/7' support lines also fall over https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/16/123reg_email_outage/ via @theregister
16 Oct 2019 17:59
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@trinityb38 @petecordell @lountons @gazzathedog @williamnhutton What we seem to be doing at the moment is compounding that mistake. We know Johnson's deal isn't going to be "good" for the UK, and won't unite the country. If we're to remain polarised, why fuck the economy and extend austerity in the process? There's no clean answer though
16 Oct 2019 17:45
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@trinityb38 @petecordell @lountons @gazzathedog @williamnhutton In fairness, the 2016 referendum should have required a supermajority. IIRC MPs were going to amend the act, but then received the pamphlet which said it was advisory, so didn't bother. Then "Dave" opened his gob. The whole thing was a fuckup from the very beginning
16 Oct 2019 17:43
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@AlecMuffett @agechecked In fairness to them, I'd be a little pissed to have set up with an enforced captive market, only to find the govt changes its mind (temporarily at least) about strongarming people into massive privacy invasion, killing my the feasibility of my business model
16 Oct 2019 17:36
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Spamhaus parties like it's 1999 @spamhaus offer URI level #filtering integration, unfortunately their investigative techniques don't appear to be representative of how the modern web is structured. As a result your #spam filters may overblock https://www.bentasker.co.uk/blog/security/670-spamhaus-still-parties-like-it-s-1999
16 Oct 2019 17:22
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@trinityb38 @petecordell @lountons @gazzathedog @williamnhutton Because not leaving the EU means making no changes to the status quo. It's consitutional change which traditionally requires a supermajority - though the UK's history of national-scale referendums is pretty damn short
16 Oct 2019 17:20
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@sw4nvesta @britainelects @ComRes That way you've a better hope of drilling down to see what percentage of the middle ground will swing each way. We can guarantee Remain (revoke A50) and No-Deal as possible outcomes, but we can't guarantee an acceptable deal, so treat them as swing voters
16 Oct 2019 16:03
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@sw4nvesta @britainelects @ComRes It's not the one version of remain that's the issue, it's that a followup wasn't asked. "You chose leave with a deal. If no deal is available, or you think it's a shit deal, would you" - No Deal - Remain
16 Oct 2019 16:02
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@MollieW152 @britainelects @ComRes Only in the sense that more people voted "not Tory" in the last general election. If you want to use that definition, 54% of voters voted for a party who's manifesto explicitly said they'd reject no-deal.
16 Oct 2019 15:56
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@trinityb38 @lountons @petecordell @gazzathedog @williamnhutton You mean the man who was so incompetent he bungled a referendum that was, for all accounts, basically his for the taking? What if we sent someone competent over? Though it now couldn't be for a while, given the loss of standing we've inflicted on ourselves
16 Oct 2019 15:32
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@trinityb38 @petecordell @lountons @gazzathedog @williamnhutton There's also no supermajority in favour of leaving though, which makes things messy. Arguably you shouldn't need a supermajority to fix a constitutional screw up anyway, but tbh *even* if you got one I don't think the arguments would be over in this case
16 Oct 2019 15:30
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@BadassBowden @Sevendogs5 @gabsmashh Even if you get it fixed/replaced, ring round the scrappies and see if they've something that'll fit. Even if it just sits in the garage, at least then there's *a* spare you can use if push comes to shove.
16 Oct 2019 15:19
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@gabsmashh @BadassBowden That's the approach I used to take, you can get a wheel with a legal tire on it for £15, long as you can find a scrappy with the right wheel nearby. I do just buy tyres now, but it's only so that ppl in the position I was in aren't losing out because I've bought what they need
16 Oct 2019 15:17
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@HannahAlOthman Barry Barface
16 Oct 2019 15:04
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I always assumed they'd "realise" this _after_ they'd implemented and seek to extend by quoting the success* of the more limited AV. Instead they seem to have gone full nanny-state from the very outset. *definition of success being set by the Govt of the day https://twitter.com/MylesJackman/status/1184458620337082368
16 Oct 2019 14:57
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Many things within the tech industry have changed during my career. Adobe's lack of ability not to release swiss has not Sure is quiet from Adobe. No security fixes this month? Great job. Oh no, wait, what's that stampede sound... https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/15/adobe_snort_patch/ via @theregister
16 Oct 2019 09:11
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@trinityb38 @gazzathedog @williamnhutton No wishful thinking, it *is* the alternative. I'm not saying it's the likey outcome, but saying its the deal or no deal is a false dichotemy
15 Oct 2019 20:16
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@damocrat @TheStephenRalph @chriostoir_g I'm not opposed to german style NID. I am opposed to what our politicians and the likes of Capita will turn the eventual result into. Not to mention what the current crop of politicians might start to do if we had them
15 Oct 2019 19:08
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@damocrat @TheStephenRalph @chriostoir_g Its not the card itself, it's what happens in the background. German ID cards are tied to a national register - that's fine. Last time the UK tried to introduce it there was huge scope creep and an atrempt to link in data ranging from taxes and benefits to health records etc.
15 Oct 2019 19:05
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@gazzathedog @williamnhutton The alternative is revoke and keep what we've got.
15 Oct 2019 18:42
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Apple insists it's totally not doing that thing it wasn't accused of: We're not handing over Safari URLs to Tencent – just people's IP addresses https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/14/apple_china_tencent/ via @theregister
15 Oct 2019 11:26
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OI El Reg (@TheRegister) why the hell is this autoplaying on your home page? Of all the news websites in the world, you should know better https://twitter.com/bentasker/status/1184066548492845056/photo/1
15 Oct 2019 11:20
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Yoo-hoo @spamhaus, anyone there? https://twitter.com/bentasker/status/1182986101646069761
15 Oct 2019 09:53
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How do we stop filling the oceans with Lego? By being a BaaS-tard, toy maker suggests https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/14/lego_mulls_bricks_as_a_service_biz_model/ via @theregister
14 Oct 2019 17:59
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@danheld @perrymetzger @Blackblastie > Note: Bitcoin is already doing something immensely useful for society (mining wouldn’t be profitable if it wasn’t) There are lots of profitable things that aren't "useful" to society. People trafficking being one. Existence of demand != good for society
14 Oct 2019 17:33
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@Sitting_Rabbit @IainDale A national ID scheme can work. One with a backend explicitly linked to health records, pension eligibility, benefits, bank accounts etc is a privacy and security castrofuck waiting to happen. National ID might work once politicians learn how to closely define and stick to a scope
14 Oct 2019 17:07
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@Sitting_Rabbit @IainDale Thats actually an underlying issue with national ID cards in this country. Any attempt to introduce them results in massive scope creep with links to otherwise unrelated databases etc. People point out the French/Germans have ID miss that they build in protections that we skip
14 Oct 2019 17:05
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@BraisbyI @brexit_politics What happens when they insist (and we've already seen Truss will agree) to lowering our food safety standards? Or opening up the NHS? Money is involved in all these, but it's not just about the money. It's also a bit rich coming from someone on the side of "we send 350m a week"
14 Oct 2019 14:48
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@BraisbyI @brexit_politics We won't be "taking back control" we'll be ceding it to other countries that we want to trade with, whilst we're in the position of only being on WTO terms. What happens when the US changes its mind on some tariffs in violation of WTO rules (it's done it in the past)
14 Oct 2019 14:47
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@BraisbyI @brexit_politics You mean people are concerned about whether they'll be able to afford to live, and are upset their quality of living might drop? Funny that. Must be nice to be in a position not to have to worry so much about that. But it's not just money that's the issue is it?
14 Oct 2019 14:46
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@Tucker5law We've actually got a growing space industry... who the govt are about to fuck seven ways from Sunday with Brexit...
14 Oct 2019 13:25
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@CisoDiagonal @thefalken @eromang @matthew_d_green @Pinboard @bbw1984 @OpenRightsGroup No. Under GDPR consent cannot be implied in that manner for this kind of thing (it's not required to provide the "service"). It requires explicit, active consent (and Apple have to record when and how you consented), being able to Opt-out isn't sufficient, you have to Opt *in*
14 Oct 2019 12:53
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@CarmenSD11235 @blackroomsec @myhackerhouse Do it. Forgot to mention too, there's secret pockets inside the pocket....
14 Oct 2019 12:24
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And why might I ask, was the mail in question categorised as spam in the first place? Oh, because it mentioned 3 different domain names in it. That's it.
14 Oct 2019 12:23
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If you go and check your spam, and click into the mail, does it show it in the context of the rest of the thread, or mention there's a related conversation?
14 Oct 2019 12:23
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If a mail in a thread/conversation gets marked as spam, does the mailbox thread hint there's a mail missing? Even though the mail that is visible has an in-reply-to header referring to a mail that's not there?
14 Oct 2019 12:23
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Do you know what. @Google are absolutely shit at handling spam. Not *detecting* it, but handling suspected spam.
14 Oct 2019 12:23
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@jen_h @drahcir_rahl I do the same. UK ISPs are required under the IPA to record where you go. So the vpn keeps me out of that dragnet when it inevitably leaks. Thats the threat model I designed it for and it's all it needs to do - I use other techniques for other models
13 Oct 2019 17:09
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@ABloodRedMoon @xIanTx @StandUp4Brexit @BorisJohnson I think you're missing the difference between not giving someone a tool and outright blocking them from doing something. The BoR intended to make it so they can't *legitimately* control the army for extended periods. Plus dictators tend to close parliaments ;)
13 Oct 2019 15:12
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@Brexit4Exit @nigelmp @PaulBrandITV @Keir_Starmer You feel free to carry on shouting into the void old chap. When you next fancy stopping for air maybe take the time to read up on parliamentary history & protocol. Caretaker PM is far from a dictator. Though your man Boris has already tried a few tricks that dictators are fond of
13 Oct 2019 12:48
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Does anyone else get _really_ frustrated when other people's JS requires npm to fetch/install even though it'll never actually get run in node but in a browser?
13 Oct 2019 10:00
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@originalesushi @Doridian I found a 777'd kernel module on a box once, and yes, it was autoloaded at boot. People do some scary scary shit because "the internet" said
12 Oct 2019 21:08
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@Brexit4Exit @nigelmp @PaulBrandITV @Keir_Starmer Not that I'm saying Johnson wouldn't try it, but even amongst the idiocy of his premiership to date, it'd be the single dumbest fucking thing he could choose to do.
12 Oct 2019 20:53
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@Brexit4Exit @nigelmp @PaulBrandITV @Keir_Starmer If the PM were to advise the queen not to assent, the constitutional crisis that would cause would likely result in a VoNC toppling the government, followed by a GNU and the caretaker PM advising royal assent.
12 Oct 2019 20:50
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@Brexit4Exit @nigelmp @PaulBrandITV @Keir_Starmer Yes there may be an attempt to filibuster in the HoL, but you seemed to be focused on the idea that there's some kind of obstacle in law. Which frankly is unadulterated bullshit. For a group that whine about sovereignty you Brexiters don't understand our system very well at all.
12 Oct 2019 20:48
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@Brexit4Exit @nigelmp @PaulBrandITV @Keir_Starmer If they decided to do it that way round, they'd amend the enabling legislation for the deal to stipulate that ext + ref are needed. Realistically tho, they'd pass the legislation for ref + extension and nothing to do with the deal until after the ref 1/
12 Oct 2019 20:46
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@dxgl_org @plambrechtsen @SimonRWaters @MalwareTechBlog Quite possibly. Dont know anything about their agreement, but shopify might be doimg a private cdn type setup, with CF advertising some shopify prefixes from their nodes
12 Oct 2019 17:46
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@cybergibbons Yes. https://twitter.com/bentasker/status/1183073235983831040/photo/1
12 Oct 2019 17:33
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@plambrechtsen @dxgl_org @SimonRWaters @MalwareTechBlog Certainly be interested to see some traceroutes
12 Oct 2019 17:27
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@dxgl_org @plambrechtsen @SimonRWaters @MalwareTechBlog 1.1.1.1 isnt actually cloudflare's IP. They're using it with permission of the owner of that block, in return for helping the owner conduct research on usage of it. That list is just the blocks that are assigned to CF
12 Oct 2019 17:27
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@netsecfocus @BentleyAudrey I think people miss when we're disagreeing strongly too. "I'm not sure you're looking at this correctly" == "I think you're unbelievably undeniably fucking wrong"
12 Oct 2019 17:23
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@AdamRogers2030 @BentleyAudrey My uncle unthinkingly asked a guy in a US bar whether he could bum a fag once...
12 Oct 2019 17:20
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@dxgl_org @plambrechtsen @SimonRWaters @MalwareTechBlog Yeah they seem to make a lot of use of that. Their full set of ranges are here - https://www.cloudflare.com/ips-v4
12 Oct 2019 17:17
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@plambrechtsen @dxgl_org @SimonRWaters @MalwareTechBlog Last I looked they were advertising the same prefixes across most locations. But tbf it wasn't the Stormer or anything quite at that level. But no, either way its quite unlikely to be coincedence
12 Oct 2019 16:58
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@RevolutApp Followed, dm away
12 Oct 2019 16:19
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@RevolutApp do you not verify numbers before linking them to accounts? Currently getting spammed with auth codes where someone has presumably entered my number instead of their own
12 Oct 2019 16:14
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Aaand we've turned it off. What the fuck were @Disney thinking? Impressive CGI, pity the screwed the pooch
12 Oct 2019 14:35
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Watching the lion king. Scene 1: this is shit. Wish I hadn't suggested it now, it's all just wrong
12 Oct 2019 14:04
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Well, that's a whole bunch of ways to spend Libra out the door, which is pretty harmful to it's utility From Libra to leave-ya: eBay, Visa, Stripe, PayPal, others flee Facebook's crypto-coin https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/11/from_libra_to_leaveya/ via @theregister
12 Oct 2019 13:17
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@rechelon TBH, threatening to pick up a gun is probably less threatening when you don't sound like Beaker from the muppets
12 Oct 2019 12:21
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@Brexit4Exit @nigelmp @PaulBrandITV @Keir_Starmer A referendum act would be a piece of primary legislation, so is perfectly capable of overriding the Benn Act. Christ, where do you lot pull this bullshit from?
12 Oct 2019 11:55
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@spamhaus Have you got a contact address I can use to talk about issues with your investigative techniques? I have sent a mail in to an address on your contact page, but not sure it's the right place to be sending it. Can DM to me if you wish
12 Oct 2019 11:47
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@ABloodRedMoon @xIanTx @StandUp4Brexit @BorisJohnson When the AFA expires, of course, the Bill of Rights' provisions come in, because there's no active primary legislation to allow the standing army. But nothing about it stops passing primary legislation to allow that army, as we do every 5 years
12 Oct 2019 11:45
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@ABloodRedMoon @xIanTx @StandUp4Brexit @BorisJohnson You're misunderstanding how this works. It has to be passed every 5 years because that's what the AFA states. Parliament could pass an AFA with no expiration if they wished. What the Bill of Rights says about it is largely irrelevant. Parliament == Sovereign
12 Oct 2019 11:43
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@plambrechtsen @dxgl_org @SimonRWaters @MalwareTechBlog And yes, thats a good sign they're aware of the nature of the content in question.
12 Oct 2019 09:55
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@plambrechtsen @dxgl_org @SimonRWaters @MalwareTechBlog That's actually untrue at a technical level. They group them onto the same set of anycast addresses, but do not appear to restrict the nodes themselves (a CDN also does not host). Doesn't change your point though, and the reason they do it is filtering/blocking of those IPs
12 Oct 2019 09:54
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@plambrechtsen @dxgl_org @SimonRWaters @MalwareTechBlog That's a non sequitur. Not trusting isn't automatically followed by not using.
11 Oct 2019 21:29
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@plambrechtsen @dxgl_org @SimonRWaters @MalwareTechBlog You asked who we should trust. The answer remains "none of the above". You didnt ask who's done what, or who's worse
11 Oct 2019 21:01
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@BentleyAudrey I guess the result also depends when you catch people too. Some days (cough... today) really feel like you're screaming into the void
11 Oct 2019 20:01
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@plambrechtsen @dxgl_org @SimonRWaters @MalwareTechBlog Would you accept "none of the above"? Other DoH providers are available, and that's at least a visible choice for the user. I no more trust the UK govt than I do Cloudflare. And with UK gov proven untrustworthy that means our ISPs are suspect too.
11 Oct 2019 19:56
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@dxgl_org @SimonRWaters @plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog Exactly. Though Akamai are not, of course, the only competitors affected by this. Edgecast and various others are also affected - and more than a number of ISP self-operated ones too (they commonly have a small set of nodes set up for "off-net" users to avoid interruptions)
11 Oct 2019 19:46
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@dxgl_org @SimonRWaters @plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog Indeed. Although a slightly different basis this - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jVkLVRt6c1U - communicates well how you shpuld be willing to fire customers
11 Oct 2019 19:25
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@dxgl_org @SimonRWaters @plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog I've not seen any evidence of that, no, and I've done quite a lot of testing with their DNS to make sure my stuffs handling it correctly. I don't think they've gone quite that far, just the advantage they gain by reducing the ability to use on-net caches is enough
11 Oct 2019 19:23
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@nscottg @SwiftOnSecurity There's something mildly amusing at the image of someone sat trying to deploy their malware, but cursing as Teamviewer disconnects again because "this looks like commercial usage"
11 Oct 2019 17:32
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@ABloodRedMoon @xIanTx @StandUp4Brexit @BorisJohnson It has the consent of the people. We elect representatives (MPs) to Parliament. Parliament is supreme, and can override laws passed by a previous Parliament if they need to. I know it doesn't fit what you want to hear, but that's how the law works in this country.
11 Oct 2019 11:56
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Just noticed my text editor of choice has changed "Search & Replace" to apply to *all* open files by default. So I've had to sit and run git checkout on quite a few files. FFS, whose bright idea was that?
11 Oct 2019 08:47
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport Yeah google's setup is a bit like shower temp - one extreme or the other. If you use their default 2fa setup then recovery is via SMS (meaning you have to give them ur number). Turn on proper protection and it gets anal af but resets are achieved via a backup dongle
10 Oct 2019 21:36
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@malwareowl Wait, what the fuck is pussy privilege? Is it to do with being talked over in meetings? Or that (male) recruiters will spend more time looking at your LinkedIN profile than mine (but scroll less)?
10 Oct 2019 21:26
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@ownenbre @qikipedia Took me a second too. Bad form to write a ratio down like that. 1:17, 1 in 17, one in seventeen but not one in 17
10 Oct 2019 21:20
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport > If all accounts on the web had OTP knowing our luck they'll all rely on email based OTP and then we'll all be locked out of everything 😄 I prefer TOTP tbh as its completely out of band + OTP makes assumptions about what connectivity I have to hand (tho email's not so bad)
10 Oct 2019 21:13
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@ABloodRedMoon @xIanTx @StandUp4Brexit @BorisJohnson have no standing. But the simple answer is - Parliament is supreme, and we have no codified constitution. If Parliament passes it and it receives royal assent, then it's constitutional. The yanks have a concept of unconstitutional laws, we do not. That help?
10 Oct 2019 21:10
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@ABloodRedMoon @xIanTx @StandUp4Brexit @BorisJohnson Well, for a start it's a piece of primary legislation, so your subtweet about it being "illegal" is wrong. Parliament makes law and cannot be bound by a previous session. But, anyway. Your reading of the meaning of that section would also mean international treaties 1/
10 Oct 2019 21:07
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@duncan2309 @Aldrin11Scott @mrgrahamreed @uk_domain_names @bbclaurak If your constitutional law is rusty, look up Padfield. It answers this, and every other "loophole" they've talked about. Those "others" Laura refers to include Cummings, who's previous legal theories haven't exactly panned out well.
10 Oct 2019 20:45
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Finfisher malware authors fire off legal threats to silence German journos https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/10/finfisher_authors_legal_threats_german_journalists/ via @theregister
10 Oct 2019 20:27
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@justoneannie @brexitparty_uk @benhabib6 Your passport... get this... will be blue!
10 Oct 2019 20:17
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@PaulineMoorhou2 @Political_Nic @brexitparty_uk @benhabib6 Invested in farming by letting the US destroy our industry? That's what's going to happen, after all. And if a global recession is coming, hardly wise to prepare for it by fucking our economy in advance.
10 Oct 2019 20:16
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@IanDunt @housetoastonish It's better than "some people, not me obviously, are saying..." though. At least they're owning their bullshit
10 Oct 2019 20:09
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@Release_drugs @ProfDavidNutt @AlexStevensKent @niamhrelease Oddly enough, I was sorting through some old content recently & realised not just how long ago ACMD was, but just how long @Release_drugs have been helping people - https://www.bentasker.co.uk/blog/116-republished-freedom4all/658-release-needs-your-help - attitudes worldwide have changed since, but not in the UK govt
10 Oct 2019 20:04
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@TwitterBusiness Does it answer how you intend to stop mishandling personal data in future to avoid having more "accidents"?
10 Oct 2019 19:58
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@DudeWithNoHair @Iskandar64 @NWkidUK Well they are based in the country where shooting someone is fine and dandy, but a nipple slip is a crisis.
10 Oct 2019 19:47
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@MJKIndependent @Iskandar64 Watch out for snitch taggers though. People have had bans because they called someone something nasty, and then someone else @'d the person being referred to in the thread. Still harrassment apparently
10 Oct 2019 19:45
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@Iskandar64 Twitter don't like that particular word. I had a ban for similar. Call them fucksticks and its fine, but call them a cunt and the world ends
10 Oct 2019 19:44
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@ABloodRedMoon @xIanTx @StandUp4Brexit @BorisJohnson And the answer to that? Padfield
10 Oct 2019 17:34
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton After the Euro's/locals his position on the kicking lab got was the same as Mays "this shows people want Brexit done", rather than recognising the significant proportion of Lab voters who went Lib Dem.
10 Oct 2019 17:32
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton That is what Corbyn's lacked - the ability to engage and command attention. There has been the odd speech where that's not the case, and he does seem to be improving. But for how long? His team haven't helped either 3/
10 Oct 2019 17:30
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton I assume you're referring to Blair there? He has a charisma & confidence that carries him through - I think that's what Boris thinks he's doing too. But scratch the surface and many still find Blair objectionable too. 2/
10 Oct 2019 17:26
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton The IRA thing in particular is quite a cheap shot really, deliberately said without context. But, in amongst other things it doesn't get questioned. The anti-semitism thing on the other hand visibly is an issue. Altho it might not be his fault, buck stops at the top 1/
10 Oct 2019 17:24
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton Twitter notifs being shit for you too? https://mobile.twitter.com/bentasker/status/1182327135685484545
10 Oct 2019 17:21
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton I think it varies per person - I mentioned an example earlier, him "not being able to find a seat" on a Virgin train, when there were seats available. Others talk about other bits. The right wing love to talk about his links to the IRA etc too of course
10 Oct 2019 16:08
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@Resjudicatamyft @GuitarMoog And from Brexiter's own words, those same kids will likely be retiring before we see any actual benefit/gain from leaving (Rees-Mogg said 50yrs IIRC). They're basically selling our kids entire working lives down the river
10 Oct 2019 14:56
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton I'm not suggesting he turn around and call the Johnson a twat (as much as we'd all enjoy watching). The point is more that at some point it's important to assess how much of the other sides mud has actually stuck to the man on point. At some point you need to swap him out
10 Oct 2019 14:18
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton The right wing press do indeed say that, and then "try" to explain it to further muddy the waters. But it's Labour who've given them an equivocal statement allowing them to do that. I'm not saying you're in a fair fight, but you don't win by ignoring reality
10 Oct 2019 14:04
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton If you want Labour in a position to enact their improvements then that's something that has to be addressed. Whatever the cause, Labour's message isn't getting across on an important topic - and that's then being exploited by other parties (Tories being a prime example here)
10 Oct 2019 13:52
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton Again, you're placing the blame on the people you're supposed to be trying to win over. Labour's position isn't clear when held up against BXP ("No-Deal") and LD ("Revoke"). Hell, recent polls showed something like 70% weren't clear on Labour's policy around Brexit
10 Oct 2019 13:51
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@thhamilton @DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley Opted for block instead apparently... ah well
10 Oct 2019 13:37
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@thhamilton @DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley On the right, there's an option to mute thread. Feel free to use it
10 Oct 2019 13:36
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton Personally, I think Corbyn's frustrating lack of clarity, obvious direction is *probably* actually driven by undercurrents in the leadership team than necessarily being him specifically, but it comes across as being him. At the moment a clear message is whats needed
10 Oct 2019 13:35
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton Change is needed, but realistically if you want to achieve it it probably has to be gradual shifts rather than out and out change. And it's totally the wrong battle to be fighting in the midst of Brexit uncertainty. Might be different if Labour's position was clearer to all
10 Oct 2019 13:34
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton and suddenly it's very, very easy for people to decide not to vote for him. Particularly if someone like the Lib Dems *seem* less of a risk. Doesn't mean they are, they just need to appear to be. And the right-wing press have worked hard on making Corbyn unapproachable
10 Oct 2019 13:33
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton The problem is, whether we like it or not, personality politics is a thing, and Corbyn doesn't seem to gel well with people - partly because of reporting. Add to that the uphill struggle involved in getting people to come to terms with the sort of changes he's talking about
10 Oct 2019 13:32
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@10DowningStreet @BorisJohnson @LeoVaradkar And presumably will lie fluently during them, and then lie about what was said in them? Then Cumm... sorry a No. 10 Source will tell more lies about what was said. All in an attempt to hide the fact you're failing miserably and pushing on on the basis of ego alone
10 Oct 2019 12:26
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton I don't have the answers you need, if I did I'd be in a different job. The one thing I can tell you, consistent across almost everyone I've spoken to about politics is that Corbyn isn't the correct answer. There's no trust for him outside of his bubble, fair or not
10 Oct 2019 12:15
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton This is the thing, though. Many swing voters do not trust Corbyn. Most of the smears have been against him, so you lose the impact of those with a change in leadership (at least if the leader isn't an obvious Corbynite). You then have to work harder to combat the new shit ofc
10 Oct 2019 12:13
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton When I said Status Quo, I was referring to Labour's current approach/tactics. I mean, I agree with you about the wider status quo, but Labour's plans are irrelevant here if they can't get elected to enact them
10 Oct 2019 12:12
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Although not without it's issues, I do quite like @gitlab. But centralise everything into it? That's a *huge* hell no. Even if it's tooling gets better, all eggs one basket is such a bad bad bad idea. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/10/gitlab_wants_to_be_your_devops_onestop_shop/ via @theregister
10 Oct 2019 12:09
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton The answer? There isn't really a good one. It might be that the answer is to replace him, or it might be that a change in tactics is needed. The status quo isn't working though, the local and euro elections showed that
10 Oct 2019 11:51
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@TheDoncastrian @DanSnowden @BDStanley @thhamilton Can he shift it quickly enough though? Especially during a GE that's going to focus on Brexit and Brexit alone? People have had years of "Corbyn bad", combine that with a position on brexit that most don't understand, it's a hell of a hill to climb
10 Oct 2019 11:50
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton Correct. At least, if your intention is that Labour should be put in a position where they *can* address those problems (i.e. get elected). He might be the right man to address those issues, but if Labour can't be elected because of perceptions of him, it's a bit moot
10 Oct 2019 11:48
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@ABloodRedMoon @xIanTx @StandUp4Brexit @BorisJohnson It's not like he pops it in a post box is it?
10 Oct 2019 11:46
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@ABloodRedMoon @xIanTx @StandUp4Brexit @BorisJohnson I think it's a reasonable assumption that if he sent a letter (as required) he's supposed to ensure delivery. I mean, would you want to stand up in court and try and defend *that* when you had the entire resources of the British govt at your disposal for delivery?
10 Oct 2019 11:46
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@xIanTx @ABloodRedMoon @StandUp4Brexit @BorisJohnson At least we avoided Chaos with Ed Miliband. I so want the rumours of him leading a GNU to be true. What a way to close the circle...
10 Oct 2019 11:22
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton doesn't really matter whether or not it's justified, we have to work with reality. And the reality is there are a good number of people who aren't going to vote Labour because of what they've seen and heard about Corbyn. That's damaging to *all* of us.
10 Oct 2019 11:21
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton I'm not offering judgement either way on Corbyn himself here. But he really has been portrayed as the boogie-man, and part of it has stuck. I hear plenty of people who hate the Tories but "I don't trust Corbyn", "could never vote for Corbyn etc".
10 Oct 2019 11:20
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton No, this dates back well beyond Swinson. Rightly or wrongly, Corbyn's been negatively portrayed in the media since before he "couldn't" find a seat on Virgin trains. There's literal years of crap to unravel for Corbyn to be viewed as acceptable, even if the criticism is unfair
10 Oct 2019 11:19
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@ABloodRedMoon @xIanTx @StandUp4Brexit @BorisJohnson It's embarrassing enough that after "they need us more than we need them" they can't negotiate an exit, whilst talking about the fantastic preferential trade deals we'll somehow negotiate. If they then can't even manage to deliver a single letter correctly?
10 Oct 2019 11:08
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@ABloodRedMoon @xIanTx @StandUp4Brexit @BorisJohnson I'll save you some time, applies to most "ideas" No. Padfield If the letter went undelivered then he's not sent a letter *to* the president of the council (as per law), he's simply posted a letter. It'd also be embarrassing as fuck, if the UK Govt couldn't ensure delivery
10 Oct 2019 11:07
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton false, but it's dangerous to assume that it's only the rich who are affected by Corbyn's leadership. "They're Putting Jeremy Corbyn in No. 10" has *already* been used, and from people I've spoken to, seems to hold some sway. The way to address that is to actually acknowledge it
10 Oct 2019 10:47
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@DanSnowden @TheDoncastrian @BDStanley @thhamilton Not true, Corbyn - or at least the image portrayed of him in the media - is dangerous to the chances of Labour getting a majority. When that means we might get a no-deal, that's a danger to all of us. That may not be Corbyn's fault, and what people are told about him might be
10 Oct 2019 10:46
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Fuck me, what is wrong with these people? Even ignoring the promises of 2016, given that @ukhomeoffice is reportedly fucking up applications left, right and centre this is an insane position to take. The country is being run by rabid incompetents https://twitter.com/the3million/status/1182203372574822402
10 Oct 2019 10:33
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport So perhaps I'm just a bit overly prescriptive in terms of what I expect out of a login flow. It does depend on the type of account too, to be fair, there's stuff I'd be fine having passwordless. Email just isn't one of them because it's a gateway to access to everything else
10 Oct 2019 10:28
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport but as a second factor it's fine. But then there are lots of attempts to remove the first factor and just use a dongle etc, which is all well and good but you get back to "and if it's stolen?" meaning compromise
10 Oct 2019 10:27
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport The problem with that though, is it keeps email as a gateway to all your accounts. Though, it's not adding it to it too much for any account which'll send a "reset password" link to your mail, which is a lot of them I'm not a fan of OTP as the sole means of logging in personally
10 Oct 2019 10:26
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport They've had a working OAuth setup on their API for, fuck, 9 years - https://www.bentasker.co.uk/documentation/development-programming/23-howto-tweet-from-bash-scripts-using-oauth Which in many ways makes it all the worse that they're screwing up this badly now. Did they piss off all the good staff at some point or something?
10 Oct 2019 09:05
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport Also heard quite a few reports that contacting support and saying "I can't log-in with 2FA" is all that's needed for them to helpfully disable it on an account. So it's completely worthless as a protection - particularly when the cost is trusting Twitter with your number
10 Oct 2019 09:04
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport Seems they told Ars Technica it's going to be improved at some point - https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/10/twitter-used-phone-numbers-provided-for-2fa-to-match-users-to-advertisers/ Turns out, although they're tied together, it takes some time for the settings to turn back off after deleting the number. Which is why they were still "active" when I double checked
10 Oct 2019 09:03
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@IanDunt Expect the commission to be disbanded, just like ACMD was back in the day when their advice didn't align with what the Home Office wanted it to be.
09 Oct 2019 19:24
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@EFF Particularly as breathlessly overeacting to this weakens your credibility when things that do matter come up - like some of the requirements of the copyright directive.
09 Oct 2019 19:17
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@EFF The court ruled that what Austria wanted to do isn't inconsistent with EU law. I.e. if a member state wanted to try a global takedown, it'd not be a breach of EU law. At no point did the ruling state that it had the *power* to enforce a global takedown. Quit overreacting
09 Oct 2019 19:16
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@mudjokivis No offence taken here ;) Scoff might have been the wrong word really, joke would probably have been better. It's actually not a bad analogy at all, unfortunately it (like brexit) relies on some common sense in the population
09 Oct 2019 16:26
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@howe_p @JolyonMaugham I can click on them, but they won't load, because The Express has found it's way onto several fake-news lists, so have ended up filtered at DNS level on my network. Not really minded to override that either, nothing of value seems to have been lost
09 Oct 2019 16:17
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@antoniosteve @mudjokivis And then have supply interruptions on walking sticks, and more frustratingly, the rubber ferrules on the bottom (they wear out *quick*)
09 Oct 2019 16:14
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@mudjokivis You scoff, but I have *literally* had people ask whether I've considered just getting my leg amputated rather than going on with a buggered knee. Seems the idea of hacking off a limb isn't that big a deal to some people. Won't deny I've had days where I've considered it tho
09 Oct 2019 16:13
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To be fair, when I did my licensing exam, we were never told *not* to soil ourselves on premises. Being pissed though... https://twitter.com/MPSCharlton/status/1181938173015941120
09 Oct 2019 16:04
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Remember the FBI's promise it wasn’t abusing the NSA’s data on US citizens? Well, guess what… https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/08/fbi_spying_abuse/ via @theregister
09 Oct 2019 12:36
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport @jack are you running a technology company or what? This is beyond pathetic.
09 Oct 2019 12:09
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport They've just disabled my 2FA again. It seems at some point they've tied the entire set of functionality to phone numbers, so when you delete the phone number it turns *all* 2FA off. At least I got an email this time. Double checked, and definitely no notification last time
09 Oct 2019 12:08
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@BentleyAudrey @JamesAllan626 My sister had similar, attempts were made to stop the bullying through teachers etc but it just got worse. So one day she turned around and twatted her and then took the consequences for that on the chin. The bullying stopped after that.
09 Oct 2019 09:30
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport Yeah, there's an element of that, and any overly inconvenient form of 2FA also gets massive pushback from users. They want the security of 2FA, but it needs to not be jarring to use. So you end up with unhappy users *and* increased support costs if you do it wrong
09 Oct 2019 09:22
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport Turns out Twitter are absolutely crap at security - #conclusion' target=_blank rel='nofollow noopener'>https://www.bentasker.co.uk/blog/security/667-twitter-screws-up-with-data-it-shouldn-t-hold#conclusion Went to send them a message about it, and found another no-no on the submission form.
09 Oct 2019 09:21
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport Ah, we're talking at cross purposes here. SMS based 2FA is utter shit, Twitter's implementation of it, even more so. 2FA with an actual token (whether that's TOTP generated, or hardware dongles) isn't. Although Twitter's implementation of that is also shit.
09 Oct 2019 09:20
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@TwitterSupport are crap at #security. It's not just that they've accidentally misprocessed data, they shouldn't have been collecting some of it to begin with. Also, discovered they silently disabled 2 Factor Auth on my account... a month ago. https://www.bentasker.co.uk/blog/security/667-twitter-screws-up-with-data-it-shouldn-t-hold #GDPR
09 Oct 2019 08:52
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport Heh, I had a call like that with my credit card provider recently. They were doing some work on the backend when I tried to check my statement balance, resulting in server errors. Turns out 3 of those will lock your account out....
09 Oct 2019 07:31
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport There are some implementations out there that work - gitlab works well with U2F keys for example, but yeah it's amazing just how many sites screw up something that should be so simple.
09 Oct 2019 07:26
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport @TwitterSupport when you forced me to add my phone number, you fucking removed my other form of 2FA! So my account's been sat with a single factor since then.
09 Oct 2019 07:22
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport Yeah, Twitter's 2FA is pretty shit in it's implementation. I *can* add a U2F key but can't add a backup key in case the first gets lost. Actually, it gets worse, particularly as I've only just noticed....
09 Oct 2019 07:20
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport In fact, my reply to them also laid out why them insisting on a number is likely a breach of GDPR. But Twitter couldn't give a toss ;)
09 Oct 2019 07:18
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@njamescouk @TwitterSupport That you can work around it doesn't make it right. Is Government censorship of the net OK because I can use a VPN to circumvent it? They shouldn't be fucking up like this in the first place
09 Oct 2019 07:16
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@BlueBird1827 @TwitterSupport I did that, and they still forced me to add a number
09 Oct 2019 07:15
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@CisoDiagonal @BentleyAudrey Yeah, bought a 99p PAYG sim specially for the purpose. Might seem overkill to some, but today somewhat vindicates it. I did first appeal to Twitter to point out requiring no. may not be GDPR compliant, but they didn't give a fuck.
08 Oct 2019 21:19
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@TwitterSupport You force people to provide a number to reimstate their account after a temporary ban - regardless of the appeal status. To then have screwed up like this with those numbers is beyond unacceptable
08 Oct 2019 21:11
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@CisoDiagonal @BentleyAudrey Me too, but then they put me on the naughty step for 12hrs and made me provide my number to reinstate my account.
08 Oct 2019 21:07
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@plambrechtsen @SimonRWaters @MalwareTechBlog Stop putting words in my mouth, I said I wasn't going to comment *in this thread* not that I don't take other stuff imto account elsewhere. I just don't have a need for an anti-Cloudflare circlejerk.
08 Oct 2019 20:02
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@plambrechtsen @SimonRWaters @MalwareTechBlog That's not what I said. I said I hadn't commented on it, nor am I going to in this thread. The equivalence I drew with Akamai only goes so far as the impact on the technical discussion we were having.
08 Oct 2019 19:38
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@SimonRWaters @plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog Side note: DoT of course doesn't include an option for you to specify, so I just don't send for queries resulting from a DoT query.
08 Oct 2019 16:35
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@SimonRWaters @plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog Whilst that's true, I think it's fair to say that's vastly in the minority vs lookup + connect. And, CF could cater to that by letting the user-agent specify whether to include ECS or not - my DoH service does exactly that, if you disable ECS, I won't send it
08 Oct 2019 16:33
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@SimonRWaters @plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog Personally, my pref though, would be that CF just support ECS and allow the user to choose. It's right there as an option in Firefox - network.trr.disable-ecs - though I don't think it's in the RFC, in fairness. Even on (disable ECS) by default would give the user a choice
08 Oct 2019 15:22
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@SimonRWaters @plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog Observers don't get the "benefit" of ECS, but the final destination does. That final destination will ultimately know more about you than ECS gives them anyway, because you'll connect to where you're told.
08 Oct 2019 15:19
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@SimonRWaters @plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog Looping back to DoH though, CF *could* have implemented ECS in a more privacy sensitive manner if they wished. In fact, Mozilla's own guidelines lay it out. Speak to the authoritative using DoT (if it supports it, obv).
08 Oct 2019 15:18
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@SimonRWaters @plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog The thing is, there is no solution for geo balancing/routing that won't have misses. Anycast has it's own specific set of issues. It's not that Akamai's routing is badly engineered (though in that case, misconfigured I suspect). In fact, it's vastly superior to what preceeded it
08 Oct 2019 15:15
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@plambrechtsen @SimonRWaters @MalwareTechBlog I'm only really here for a technical discussion. What I think of Cloudflare's business practices doesn't really make much more difference that what I think of some of Akamai's practices (for example). So, no, I've not mentioned it.
08 Oct 2019 14:50
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@Scott_Helme It's fine, although Hollywood tells us otherwise a cigarette/cigar cannot ignite petrol - it's not hot enough. You can in fact put a fag out *in* petrol. If your fag goes out and you instinctively reach for your lighter though...
08 Oct 2019 08:59
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@SimonRWaters @plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog That post though, reads like something was misconfigured somewhere. Akamai should handle Cloudflare's DNS service better than that (I do, so Akamai have no excuse) - the fact the name was returning a single IP globally for a part sounds like they hit a fallback
08 Oct 2019 08:52
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@SimonRWaters @plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog Which are often addressed by? *drumroll* using a hybrid mix of multi-cast & geo-routing. The latter of is still broken by a lack of ECS. That's not just a CF thing tho (altho they did make a deliberate decision not to include in 1.1.1.1), Mozilla's TRR rules all but prevent it
08 Oct 2019 08:46
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@SimonRWaters @plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog > badly engineered load balancing? You're going to need to clarify that statement, because you're either misunderstanding the aim of routing, or how CDN's are architected & operated. Multicast (a la Cloudflare) brings it's own subset of issues
08 Oct 2019 08:45
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@PMaria68 @Anthony69398615 @Steven_Swinford No-one suggested that you need a law degree. Many of the people replying to you are not QC's but can see this for what it is. It's just that your conclusion seems to be based on what you want rather than how the law actually works
07 Oct 2019 15:23
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@PMaria68 @Idontmind64 @Steven_Swinford Doesn't matter who wrote it, our democratically elected parliament enacted it. What you suggest is that one man - the PM - should have the power to pick and choose which law he abides by. That's not a law abiding country, that's a dictatorship in waiting.
07 Oct 2019 15:21
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@SimonRWaters @plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog Oh, there's still very much there, trust me :) I can't go into numbers or specific examples, obviously, but they're definitely still there and are generally used by large volume customers.
07 Oct 2019 10:15
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@plambrechtsen @SimonRWaters @MalwareTechBlog I agree, but it's the easiest way to do it as the majority of providers do not disclose volumes (for good reason). Akamai are massive and almost certainly continue to outpace CF on volume. Hell, I've worked on "smaller" CDNs that quite possibly do too.
07 Oct 2019 09:27
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@plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog @mozilla @OpenDNS I don't entirely disagree with that statement, but my objection to CF is as much about them becoming a gatekeeper to the net & having sight of a *lot* of your net habits. There's too much centralisation on them, and it's not immediately visible to those affected most - the users
07 Oct 2019 09:25
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@plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog @mozilla @OpenDNS A lot of users (particularly in the US) don't have an option to go to another ISP, others - as you note - have to worry about Govt level stuff. The main problem with DoT is it's easily blocked (DROP TCP/853). DoH is designed to be hard to block - which is ofc the issue some have
07 Oct 2019 09:23
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@plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog @mozilla @OpenDNS There are definite benefits to DoH, so I'm not sure "like blockchain" applies here in fairness. The RTT to the DoH server is a concern, but then the big provider's have on-net pops so it won't affect the bigger ISPs. DPI on SNI is a lot more expensive than DNS logging too
07 Oct 2019 09:13
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@plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog though there are many global scale non-ECS DNS services that haven't - @Fortinet's DNS services are a death sentence in latency terms for users in Asia, for the exact same reason.
07 Oct 2019 09:11
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@plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog But, it used to be far, far worse. Early in Cloudflare's DNS days, most geo-location databases would tell you that CF's IPs were in the US, so everyone geolocated there as a result. That aspect of things has at least improved
07 Oct 2019 09:10
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@plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog Yes, I noted this in a later tweet. It's not just NZ that suffers from this either, it's the same in many countries, including the US - particularly as the presence of on-net caches has often been factored into scaling decisions for peering connections
07 Oct 2019 09:09
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@plambrechtsen @SimonRWaters @MalwareTechBlog The true behemoths in delivery (Youtube aside) tend to use a varied mix of providers and use CDN-switchers (such as Cedxis's product) to route traffic between the CDNs, based on region as well as weighting. As you note tho, Akamai remains a behemoth in the industry
07 Oct 2019 09:02
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@plambrechtsen @SimonRWaters @MalwareTechBlog FYI, CF is about 22% of the CDN market, measured by number of sites, but that doesn't necessarily translate into bigger volumes. > Google, Azure even Apple There are companies out there who do far, far more data than those. You're mistaking company size/value for volume
07 Oct 2019 09:01
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@SimonRWaters @plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog The result of which in the long-term, is degraded performance for you as the end-user. The solution to that is for CF to include ECS information in upstream queries, but they don't (and can't due to mozilla's rules for TRR - though they don't include it for udp/53 queries either)
07 Oct 2019 08:53
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@plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog @mozilla Ooops, forgot to include the link to Mozilla's rules - https://wiki.mozilla.org/Security/DOH-resolver-policy The encryption requirement is fine, but the second half of that sentence means the majority of DoH providers just won't bother with ECS, or will whitelist (like @OpenDNS do with UDP/53) https://twitter.com/bentasker/status/1181129798296494080/photo/1
07 Oct 2019 08:51
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@SimonRWaters @plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog The difference in performance to you may not be too huge, depending on what your ISPs peering is like. The difference for the ISP, though, is huge as they lose out on a lot of on-net caching efficiency and develop increased congestion at peering points.
07 Oct 2019 08:47
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@SimonRWaters @plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog Geo-targetting is only part of routing to CDNs. If you use Cloudflare, I can tell you're in (say) Iowa. But, what I can't tell is that you're on Verizon. If I have caches in Verizon's network, you're not going to be routed to them and instead will go to a publicly available pop
07 Oct 2019 08:46
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@plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog @mozilla So, DoH via Google (who on their non-DoH service do include EDNS Client Subnet in upstream queries) won't include ECS either. But yeah, colour me cynical, but the only CDN not harmed by CF not including ECS is... Cloudflare. All their competitors take a knock
07 Oct 2019 08:44
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@plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog Worth noting though, that this is not *entirely* Cloudflare's fault in the case of DoH. If you look at the requirements @Mozilla impose for upstream ECS (assumning you want to be included in their pool) it sets a bar that effectively prohibits any provider from including ECS
07 Oct 2019 08:43
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@plambrechtsen @MalwareTechBlog Akamai actually handle it pretty well. What it really breaks is identification of which ISP you're on, so if they have on-net caches you're going to miss out on going to those and will instead go to the geographical nearest
07 Oct 2019 08:41
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@Orthanc @deepthoughts10 @SwiftOnSecurity @Ma_15702265146 @ElJefeDSecurIT @mmattice @MarkDSimmons @taviso @campuscodi @PowerDNS_Bert As for centralisation, I don't disagree, the majority of "on by default" users are going to leave it at default settings and so end up centralised on those services. I believe Mozilla have some plans to mitigate that a bit in future, but it'll still be a finite set of services
07 Oct 2019 08:06
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@Orthanc @deepthoughts10 @SwiftOnSecurity @Ma_15702265146 @ElJefeDSecurIT @mmattice @MarkDSimmons @taviso @campuscodi @PowerDNS_Bert > Which is only workable if they're hidden in the non DoH traffic to G or similar. Not really. That's helpful, but unless you (as the blocker) are going to identify every DoH provider, simply cycling through them as a client should be sufficient a lot of the time.
07 Oct 2019 08:05
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@PowerDNS_Bert @Ma_15702265146 @SwiftOnSecurity @yaaadmanting @MarkDSimmons @taviso @campuscodi I deal with ISPs in Asia a lot more though, and most of those don't use DPI either - cost vs capacity grounds again. There are exceptions though, DPI is everywhere in Thailand for example.
06 Oct 2019 20:44
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@PowerDNS_Bert @Ma_15702265146 @SwiftOnSecurity @yaaadmanting @MarkDSimmons @taviso @campuscodi Most UK ISPs don't bother with SNI parsing currently because it's more expensive than DNS level filtering, which can be as simple as using policy based routing to direct all UDP/53 to their own DNS servers. Some don't even go that far by default
06 Oct 2019 20:41
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@Orthanc @deepthoughts10 @SwiftOnSecurity @Ma_15702265146 @ElJefeDSecurIT @mmattice @MarkDSimmons @taviso @campuscodi @PowerDNS_Bert There are a good number of DoH providers out there that aren't Google or Cloudflare - Just like with udp53. That mozilla has centralised onto CF is more a scale thing than anything
06 Oct 2019 20:37
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@klosnet @BadassBowden @Snubs The idea that taking the pics is incorrect is your premise. This isn't a faberge in a battlefield, it's an adult taking pictures of tits and not wanting randomers to nab it out of their camera roll. Your other answer is better - you can do x, but it leaves you open to y
06 Oct 2019 17:03
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@klosnet @BadassBowden @Snubs whether that's because the right way is out of budget, or that it would unduly impact some aspect of operation they hadn't told you about. This is the same principle - not taking pics isn't an acceptable solution for some, so you need to work within that constraint
06 Oct 2019 10:54
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@klosnet @BadassBowden @Snubs Thing is, it's not that your way is wrong - for some it's a perfectly acceptable solution. The issue is that it's not suitable for all (maybe the majority in this case). When you're giving advice to a client, you generally have a fallback right?
06 Oct 2019 10:53
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@klosnet @BadassBowden @Snubs again, if your solution is entirely incompatible with their workflows then your solution is wrong. No-one, business or person, is going to change the entire workflow to make your solution fit, they'll just ignore you and ask elsewhere. Perfect can be the enemy of good
06 Oct 2019 08:29
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@klosnet @BadassBowden @Snubs But the business defines whether something is a "need" or a want, just as a person does. If a business insists they must record x, we might spend some time trying to talk them round, but don't generally refuse to give advice on how to secure it when they don't budge
06 Oct 2019 08:27
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@klosnet @BadassBowden @Snubs I share your distrust of phones, but most people don't. They care about threats they see as more likely - randomer swiping pics from camera roll, cloud storage breaches etc. Telling them not to simply means no improvement - they're still going to do it
05 Oct 2019 20:12
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@klosnet @BadassBowden @Snubs Thats fine, but its not the right advice for everyone. We don't tell businesses that want to know how to protect data just not to have that data in the first place - effective security in the real world means accepting that user behaviour isn't perfect and never will be.
05 Oct 2019 20:08
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@klosnet @BadassBowden @Snubs As for don't take pics? People are gonna do it, if your solution doesnt match the common behaviour patterns (i.e. people take pics) then it's the wrong solution.
05 Oct 2019 18:27
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@klosnet @BadassBowden @Snubs That's not going to work for the vast majority. By a very long shot. A seperate pw protected app isn't even close to perfect, but helps prevent casual discovery and theft - which isn't at all uncommon.
05 Oct 2019 18:26
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Just blind tested littlun on @CadburyUK's 30% less sugar dairy milk. "This chocolate tastes weird". Not just us adults that though that then Yuck
05 Oct 2019 17:18
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The broken record: Why Barr’s call against end-to-end encryption is nuts https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/10/the-broken-record-why-barrs-call-against-end-to-end-encryption-is-nuts/
05 Oct 2019 15:46
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It's easy to see the headline and think "no shit sherlock", but give this a read to see just how dodgy it was. They used names stolen from an open MongoDB, and then later re-used the same names to bulk-comment on another FCC proposal. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/04/fake_neutrality_comments/ via @theregister
04 Oct 2019 15:39
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@JolyonMaugham @bbclaurak The second pic isn't contradicted by the first though. The 2nd says he cannot frustrate the sending of the letter. The 1st says he's privately encouraging an extension refusal. Not saying it's legal for him to do, but both pics can be a correct statement of his intentions
04 Oct 2019 15:06
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Attackers exploit 0day vulnerability that gives full control of Android phones https://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1579777
04 Oct 2019 11:45
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Figured I might as well write my #Brexit predictions down so that in the years to come I can see how wide of the mark I actually was - #shortterm' target=_blank rel='nofollow noopener'>https://www.bentasker.co.uk/blog/opinion/616-brexit-my-predictions#shortterm
04 Oct 2019 11:14
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So basically, Elon Musk tried to launch a self-serving vendetta against someone who bruised his ego, but got scammed instead... https://twitter.com/MarkDiStef/status/1179848803991588865
03 Oct 2019 21:44
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@MxFrankDuffy @TomChivers I'm sure it's scrapings from the bin 😃
03 Oct 2019 14:57
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@MxFrankDuffy @TomChivers But there are things like vegetarian "chicken" nuggets in our freezer too - lower in fat and *cheaper* than the proper chicken ones. I made this - https://recipebook.bentasker.co.uk/page-1907031221-Chickpea,-Peach-and-Potato-Curry-Main.html - just last night
03 Oct 2019 14:51
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@MxFrankDuffy @TomChivers ^ this. I'm not a vegan. I'm not even vegetarian. But, I'm increasingly cooking meals without meat in them, because I've found that some of it can be bloody tasty. I'm not talking Quorn sausages or mince here, obviously. Yuck
03 Oct 2019 14:50
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This isn't exactly a win for the FCC though, it's been noted their reasoning is questionable, and their ability to pre-empt states is very, very limited. Why Ajit Pai’s “unhinged” net neutrality repeal was upheld by judges https://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1578617
03 Oct 2019 14:26
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@TheRegister Somewhat coincidental timing, but been sorting some old screenshots & noticed I tweeted this from @TheRegister within the screenshot - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/21/123_reg_nominet_security_hole_domains An example of how long 123-Reg have been screwing things up. It's not going to be the oldest example either.
02 Oct 2019 19:10
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Oh god... it hurts... The Internet’s horrifying new method for installing Google apps on Huawei phones https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/10/the-internets-horrifying-new-method-for-installing-google-apps-on-huawei-phones/
02 Oct 2019 17:56
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Zendesk clocks 10,000 accounts accessed by miscreants before November 2016 https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/02/zendesk_breach_ten_thousand_accounts_2016/ via @theregister
02 Oct 2019 17:35
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More price increases... "Increased Costs". Bullshit. Pay at the top might have gone up, but that's about it. Posted after tax profit last year? £19-fucking-million. It's a cash grab. Nothing more https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/02/nominet_uk_registry/ via @theregister
02 Oct 2019 12:07
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@Maliciouslink We would need widespread PulseAudio survivor support groups though. Hi, my name's Ben and I've had conference calls screwed over by PulseAudio randomly changing inputs and ignoring application settings
02 Oct 2019 09:34
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@AHart1974 @ShappiKhorsandi Plus, you've missed why she was telling her to read to the end. Becky's upset that Shappi considers it assault, when the article clearly states she doesn't.
02 Oct 2019 09:26
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@AHart1974 @ShappiKhorsandi Skipped over where her hand was located at the time did we? Big difference between a hand on a shoulder and putting your hand onto a strangers legs in order to "hold their hand" Don't touch strangers. It's an easy rule ffs
02 Oct 2019 09:25
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@ripencc RIPE have allocated their last contiguous /22 today. They're going to make up /22s from /23s and /24s, and when they can't will announce they've run out of IPv4 addresses > We expect this to occur in November 2019. Remaining pool: https://www.ripe.net/manage-ips-and-asns/ipv4/ipv4-available-pool
02 Oct 2019 07:58
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I gave @LEGOLANDWindsor a stern letter a couple of years back about their crappy and discriminatory policies. Sad to see they've decided to fail in other areas instead Disabled boy, 5, 'humiliated' at Legoland as he's told to prove he can walk https://metro.co.uk/2019/10/01/disabled-boy-5-humiliated-at-legoland-as-hes-told-to-prove-he-can-walk-10840460/
01 Oct 2019 19:43
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Guaranteed to be better than the movie. But, I suspect won't stack up against @JeffWayneMusic's offering. Even watching the trailer I missed the music... BBC drops first trailer for new adaptation of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/09/bbc-drops-first-trailer-for-new-adaptation-of-h-g-wells-war-of-the-worlds/
01 Oct 2019 19:27
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Fascinating read, but that poor poor bastard Medieval skeleton puts a face on accounts of torture and violence https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/10/archaeologists-unearth-the-remains-of-a-medieval-torture-victim/
01 Oct 2019 19:15
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@IanColdwater * in a non-production environment 😄 Trying things out is the best way to learn, and it'll tend to stick better that way
01 Oct 2019 18:13
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@lifeofpippa_ @scope @HuffPostUK It's actually one of the worst bits of my personality in some ways - that bit that says "fuck it, I'll be fine" or "it's worth it" when I know it's not. As someone who does it, pushing beyond your physical boundaries isn't something we should be telling people to aspire to
01 Oct 2019 17:24
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@lifeofpippa_ @scope @HuffPostUK Excellent article. I have a habit of pushing myself too hard at times and *always* pay a price - usually for days, sometimes weeks. It is at least my choice/fault. No-one should ever feel they're being pushed to push beyond the limit, the price is high & increases with time
01 Oct 2019 17:21
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@Beddau71 @collins_njc @DanielJHannan Whatabouttery doesn't really change the point though, does it? Either a change of Government without an election is OK, or it's not. Hannan seems to lean towards the latter, despite the current government having got in place without an election.
01 Oct 2019 08:04
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@wisitwippl @whosaidthat10 @BarStirer @ShappiKhorsandi Sent just before he blocked me. If that's really true, then don't know what he's so upset about - nothing in this thread suggests you can't *offer* to hug a stranger, just that you shouldn't just do it without checking first https://twitter.com/bentasker/status/1178940918612856834/photo/1
01 Oct 2019 07:53
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@wisitwippl @whosaidthat10 @BarStirer @ShappiKhorsandi > I have never assumed what a stranger may or may not want, if you've hugged them or grabbed their hand without checking, then you have.
30 Sep 2019 22:12
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@wisitwippl @BarStirer @ShappiKhorsandi > Funny how men considered to be good looking and popular are rarely accused of inappropriate hugging. Thats a *very* incel thing to say btw
30 Sep 2019 22:11
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@wisitwippl @BarStirer @ShappiKhorsandi Given you don't appear to comprehend whats written, Id agree. Just remember - don't touch strangers without asking. Easy Have a goodun
30 Sep 2019 22:08
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@wisitwippl @whosaidthat10 @BarStirer @ShappiKhorsandi It was as much an excuse to share the video tbh. It's different, not least because they're on a game show - but it's still not necessarily ok. Look, if you want to touch/hug random strangers that's up to you. The point is you can't complain if/when they object.
30 Sep 2019 22:01
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@wisitwippl @BarStirer @ShappiKhorsandi Is your position that something that happens on a game show is ok in the outside world? Because the japanese take things a bit further https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fA4PxJkthOY
30 Sep 2019 21:57
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@wisitwippl @BarStirer @ShappiKhorsandi PC? No. Just don't want strangers touching me, so can understand exactly how others might feel that way. It's not PC to tell you not to touch someone who hasn't consented to it. It's the basic concept of personal space.
30 Sep 2019 21:47
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@wisitwippl @BarStirer @ShappiKhorsandi Its not necessarily offensive or threatening, but it is self-centred. There's a very good chance the person doesn't want to be touched by a random stranger - you do it because you want it, without checking what they want
30 Sep 2019 21:40
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@wisitwippl @BarStirer @ShappiKhorsandi Hugs are out too. If you don't know them then don't touch them without getting permission first. It's a simple rule to remember - don't get tactile with strangers. Why do so many people feel the need to push up into other's space in the first place?
30 Sep 2019 21:17
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That'll be Google Play Music discontinued within the next couple of years then. Sorry, Google Play Music, YouTube Music Is Now Android's Default Player https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2019/09/sorry-google-play-music-youtube-music-is-now-androids-default-player/
30 Sep 2019 14:52
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@SwiftOnSecurity What's weird, though, is how far in the other direction the needle is able to tick in the US - https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/09/tesla-broke-the-law-with-anti-union-efforts-judge-rules/ - guy looks up someone else's HR record on the *open* HR system, and passes on a copy of the photo (ends up on FB). What's he get? US: Warning. Here: Fired.
30 Sep 2019 14:33
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@SwiftOnSecurity Most _people_ here are against it though. The papers and supporting politicians dress it up as "safety" because you'd have to be twisted to put your privacy over a child's safety right? It's all a complete sham, designed to enhance someones political career
30 Sep 2019 14:05
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Reckon Cummings is dispatching a hit-squad against the toadmeister yet? Clearly his mouth is a liability https://twitter.com/AaronBastani/status/1178656055657717761
30 Sep 2019 13:38
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How to lose a UK contractor in 10 days: Make them commit after upcoming IR35 tax upheaval, apparently https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/30/countdown_to_ir35_changes_brings_fears_of_brain_drain/ via @theregister
30 Sep 2019 13:30
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This is some grade-A ill-informed tweeting. Who would have thought that someone involved in infosec would do infosec related research.... https://twitter.com/MartynMcL/status/1178361251396759553
30 Sep 2019 13:02
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It's only County Court level so doesn't set a precedent. But fucking watch out for this - if it gets upheld at high court we'll have a logical but slightly dangerous precedent. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/30/email_signature_legally_binding_contract/ via @theregister
30 Sep 2019 10:20
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Significantly slower writes than other SSDs but might bring prices down to spinning rust level SSDs are on track to get bigger and cheaper thanks to PLC technology https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/09/new-intel-toshiba-ssd-technologies-squeeze-more-bits-into-each-cell/
29 Sep 2019 16:32
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@DequinceyDr @afneil @XkeepsmilinX I'm feeling pedantic today, so - It'd be libel btw, not slander.
29 Sep 2019 08:36
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@Golding314159 @Shazzyrm @afneil Smoke machines don't actually make smoke. It's a thick atomised fog - sometimes using Glycol (i.e. similar to vaping), sometimes thick water vapour, and sometimes CO2 (if dry ice is used). So, your understanding of smoke machines is crap. You still confident about project fear?
29 Sep 2019 08:33
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@RoseWorthesee @eyejosh @JMPSimor The two aren't mutually exclusive - the earlier claim there was a big increase in short positions could be wrong, but Johnson could still've been unduly influenced by those remaining backers who did short. The question really is, will the CO investigate, and what will they find?
29 Sep 2019 08:24
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@turley6734 @AndrewTait67 @JMPSimor > now no seperation between the judiciery and the seperation of powers That sentence doesn't even make sense. But what you were trying to say is complete and utter bollocks too.
29 Sep 2019 08:19
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@Nephthys287 @robertshrimsley @adamboultonSKY The Prime Minister and Government should always obey the law, but it seems this current one is definitely on the side of ignoring whatever's inconvenient. One allows Parliament to debate, the other attempts to close Parliament. In a democracy, I know which is worse, do you?
29 Sep 2019 08:17
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@lydie_ab @RKemb @Walter57641244 @JolyonMaugham I think his point is, what happens when we get a bad leader who isn't (allegedly) a sex offender too.
29 Sep 2019 08:10
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@SwiftOnSecurity Man use potato make bread Man waste potato Man must make vodka instead
29 Sep 2019 08:06
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You know, it's been more than 10 years, and #pulseaudio is still a crappy bag of shite. Why are we letting the it's creator anywhere near PID1 again?
28 Sep 2019 16:05
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Should see the markup for anything related to aircraft... Margin mugs: A bank paid how much for a 2m Ethernet cable? WTF! https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/28/margin_mugs_a_bank_paid_what_for_a_2m_ethernet_cable_wtf/ via @theregister
28 Sep 2019 15:33
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This much should be obvious to anyone, it's why he's suddenly so visible https://twitter.com/alexwickham/status/1177896625789919233
28 Sep 2019 15:27
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Assuming the London Assembly believe the allegations are credible, then it's entirely proper that this be formally investigated - that *is* part of due process. It's certainly more proper than the media-based dirt-digging we've seen in the last week. https://twitter.com/DanielHewittITV/status/1177683709207699456
28 Sep 2019 09:24
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I *do* hope they're going to seek input and feedback so that the people who are going to be tracked get a say Amazon, maker of racist and sexist facial recog, to suggest regulations for facial recog systems https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/27/amazon_facial_recognition_regulations/ via @theregister
27 Sep 2019 17:56
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@DGreeenshields @paul976431 @JuliaHB1 Mate, some of them went out and trashed Ikea when we beat the Swedes in the world cup, they don't really need an actual excuse.
27 Sep 2019 17:25
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Wait, has @JolyonMaugham finally been allowed onto the BBC? https://twitter.com/Haggis_UK/status/1177550880666730502
27 Sep 2019 16:23
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We're all doooooomed: Gloomy Brit workforce really isn't coping well with impending Brexit https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/27/jobs_survey_points_to_recession/ via @theregister
27 Sep 2019 14:17
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Lucky they're not handling anything sensiti... Pupil mental health monitor promises app rewrite after hardcoded login creds discovered https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/27/pupil_mental_health_tracking_app_security_fears/ via @theregister
27 Sep 2019 13:01
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@MikeSaul11 @MartinSilenus3 You not got a more recent reference than the 4th? You'd find a much more recent quote, along the lines of - get an extension in place and we'll have a GE. I'm bored of this discussion, it's going in circles. Muting
27 Sep 2019 12:00
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@MikeSaul11 @MartinSilenus3 IIRC, their concern was that he'd play funny with the dates. Personally, I'd have preferred they toppled him then too, but it doesn't really change where we are - yelling "chicken" because they won't support a GE that'll trigger a no-deal during purdah is rather pointless.
27 Sep 2019 11:58
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@MikeSaul11 @MartinSilenus3 Again, go look up any PMBs introduced that the Government opposed. I'm not here to use google to help you understand parliamentary procedure. Govt backing is extremely helpful, but not required.
27 Sep 2019 11:56
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@MikeSaul11 @MartinSilenus3 No, they were very clear that it was because they don't trust Johnson. And, why should they? If the people really are behind him, then you'll get what you want, it'll just be delayed a little (again).
27 Sep 2019 11:53
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@MikeSaul11 @MartinSilenus3 Yes, if he breaks the law then that misconduct in public office. If he can find a way to operate and within the law, that's something else, but "is it enforceable" is not a question a PM should be asking.
27 Sep 2019 11:52
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@MikeSaul11 @MartinSilenus3 You seem to have taken that from the Institute for Government and trimmed off the first word of the sentence > *Most* primary legislation is brought forward by the government It's not a requirement
27 Sep 2019 11:50
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@MikeSaul11 @MartinSilenus3 I disagree, but let's skip over that for a moment. Say it is secondary legislation, what exactly is your point? It's still the law and the PM remains bound by it. It changes nothing about the need for an extension before a GE
27 Sep 2019 11:49
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@MikeSaul11 @MartinSilenus3 Do feel free to link me to where you're drawing your definition from. It's an Act of Parliament - it is primary legislation. It's not a SI, it's not a procedure order and it's not a hybrid.
27 Sep 2019 11:45
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@MikeSaul11 @MartinSilenus3 I'd suggest it's you that's misunderstanding it. Primary legislation is created by the legislative (i.e. Parliament), Secondary is created by the executive (i.e. the Govt). Is the Benn act an Act of parliament passed by our legislative body?
27 Sep 2019 11:44
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@MikeSaul11 @MartinSilenus3 Yes, improper, given there's an act of Parliament requiring him to take actions to avoid no-deal. They did, and they've also been very clear that they'll go for a GE as soon as an extension has been put in place to allow time for that election.
27 Sep 2019 11:43
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@MikeSaul11 @MartinSilenus3 It has. It's called the EU Withdrawal Act No 2, and attempts to prevent us leaving without a deal on 31 Oct. It specifically states that it amends the 2018 act
27 Sep 2019 11:41
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@MikeSaul11 @MartinSilenus3 I assume you mean aside from the Benn Act. Pick any successful Private Members Bill raised by an opposition MP for a starting point. The idea of primary legislation not originating from the executive isn't particularly novel.
27 Sep 2019 11:38
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@MikeSaul11 @MartinSilenus3 but it would be entirely improper for a failing minority govt to allow the status quo to change during preparation for that GE. If he arranges an extension then wins the GE he can always say "we leave next week" to the EU.
27 Sep 2019 11:34
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@MikeSaul11 @MartinSilenus3 Yes, though you've missed an important bit off the end - a set of rules that *no* country in the world relies soley upon. You could also include "despite not being supported by the majority of the voting population". I agree we need a GE to unlock things
27 Sep 2019 11:33
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@MikeSaul11 @MartinSilenus3 > If you wish to introduce primary legislation to change that then you need to call a GE and change the government Your understanding of how and when laws get changed is deeply, deeply flawed.
27 Sep 2019 11:13
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@MikeSaul11 @MartinSilenus3 What they're concerned about is that he'll let us no-deal before the GE happens. Earliest date for a GE now? 5 Nov - we'd potentially have crashed out already. He's the one who shat the bed, it's quite right that it be him that has to lie in it
27 Sep 2019 11:12
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@AndrewOrlowski Conversely though, you can argue that some of the harder brexiteers have gambled on achieving the other extreme - no-deal. The role of a *good* PM would be to try and make the 2 meet in the middle rather than pandering to either. Unfortunately what we've not had is a good PM.
27 Sep 2019 10:54
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@cybergibbons That same locksmith once lent me his big bolt croppers once - key snapped of in the lock of my GF's (motor)bike lock. Very kind of him. I very nearly got nicked on the walk back with them though - my explanation of why I had them was honest, but in hindsight lacked context
27 Sep 2019 09:29
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@cybergibbons I remember getting locked out of a crappy flat I rented. Locksmith came out, I was expecting he'd probably drill it @ a cost of £100. He took one look, said "ah, one of these", and shoulder barged the door instead. Turns out that lock was really shit
27 Sep 2019 09:27
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Really does sound a lot like "do what we want, or the threats continue"... Interesting, if unsurprising, to note in there that Cummings is as willing to lie about what he's said as Johnson too. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49847304
27 Sep 2019 09:23
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> DoorDash notes that the exposed info on its own would not be enough to make a charge on an account. But, is more than enough info to be useful in trying to social engineer access to a user's accounts elsewhere. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/26/doordash_data_loss/ via @theregister
27 Sep 2019 09:04
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Quic! Head to the latest Chrome version and try out HTTP/3 https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/26/quic_head_to_the_latest_chrome_version_and_try_out_http3/ via @theregister
26 Sep 2019 19:18
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@ScriptULike @ellieelizaa Yeah, no realhope his mind'll change, just the rejection made me chuckle. Almost as funny, given what we know about certain brexiters.. uh discoveries.. was the claim its remainers who know nothing about the EU
26 Sep 2019 18:17
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@SenorDelPina @bunchofkeys @ellieelizaa You said she was re-elected on the basis she'd respect the ref, I was just pointing out the manifesto promise she was elected on. As were many, many other members of the house
26 Sep 2019 18:15
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@SenorDelPina @bunchofkeys @ellieelizaa She also stood on a manifest that said they'd reject no-deal, which is exactly what she's been doing. Not to mention, Labour didn't win the last election, so it's a failed manifesto. Generally parties that don't win don't get held to their manifesto promises.
26 Sep 2019 17:36
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@CampbellGordon5 @ScriptULike @ellieelizaa > and reject it Oh, good. Now it can't be used in that way. Glad that's solved. Doesn't matter whether you accept it you silly sausage, those are the connotations. The threat of No-Deal was never effective leverage to begin with, the harm it'd do us vs them is disproportionate
26 Sep 2019 17:33
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He really comes across as desperately trying to distract attention away
25 Sep 2019 17:42
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@BorisJohnson really is full of shit, isn't he...
25 Sep 2019 17:37
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Xiaomi's software is weird. Just been trying to figure out why Firefox was suddenly claiming DNS wasn't working. Chrome was fine. Then noticed Play store and Intra claim no connection either. But I can browse the web with chrome... Tap the wifi off n on and all work again
25 Sep 2019 16:38
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From across the pond, but it really is a week of courts being pretty blunt FCC loses in court, judges say agency would fail “intro statistics class” https://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1573661
25 Sep 2019 16:00
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@BrianMyrieSalsa @Life_Disrupted Someone doesn't like getting corrected. FTR, I _am_ in the target market, have used them and know others who have. Mr Marketing's just not so hot on the infosec market it would seem. Green text, black background like my terminal? What's not to like. https://twitter.com/bentasker/status/1176887388884414464/photo/1
25 Sep 2019 15:53
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@andrew_mueller @NickFitz I don't know why, but I read that in Blackadder's voice
25 Sep 2019 15:47
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@hackerfantastic Mate, some of the bollocks being spouted is just fucking nuts. Hope this blows over soon
25 Sep 2019 15:45
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@BrianMyrieSalsa @Life_Disrupted Boris is an utter utter twat, but Hacker House are a legitimate part of the Infosec community. If he had a backbone, Boris'd be speaking up. Lets keep the focus on him eh?
25 Sep 2019 15:42
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@BrianMyrieSalsa @Life_Disrupted >Cyber, Web expert Clearly you're not. Hacker House are well respected within the industry. You're also not in their target market, so not really in a position to judge the marketing
25 Sep 2019 15:41
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@davyreid73 @tnewtondunn It'd also be a bit of a hollow victory if the timing meant we crashed out during purdah.
25 Sep 2019 14:45
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@BrianUkulele @BrianMyrieSalsa @LaylaMoran They used to, yes. Presumably there was more demand for on-site training in the US. That's not uncommon, I've known other trg providers find the yanks prefer to send someone on-site, while we'll take online training if possible.
25 Sep 2019 14:05
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@hiesandloes @tom_watson Given you're failing to share a document because the token keeps expiring, perhaps you're really not best placed to guess at what rate an ethical hacker bills at?
25 Sep 2019 14:01
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I feel like AG Cox's argument of "if we'd wanted to, we'd have prorogued for longer" isn't quite the convincing argument he thinks it is... It's like he's saying "just be glad I didn't shit in your handbag too"
25 Sep 2019 12:09
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@TheRegister > "If you really want that this system can come up on its own, don't use this stuff. This is about security." Lucky you're not talking about an OS that's widely used on server... oh, wait.
25 Sep 2019 10:24
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No. Fuck the fuck off. Now. FFS, they've not got what they do have even close to right yet. The D in Systemd is for Directories: Poettering says his creation will phone /home in future https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/25/systemd_inventor_home_directories/ via @theregister
25 Sep 2019 10:21
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So Google's just blocked new rules, which are in fact more or less the same as the old rules, for a group that calls it out when it invades privacy... Where's that surprised mask gone... https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/25/google_privacy_wc3/ via @theregister
25 Sep 2019 08:31
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> runs as Eurosceptic Santa unable to deliver freedom 😂 https://twitter.com/SimonUbsdell/status/1176577732668469249
25 Sep 2019 08:23
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@icassassin @Massvwatches @SwiftOnSecurity @DrJenGunter $1000 "directional" CAT-5 cable for connecting your NAS is still my favourite. Not just the insanity of the product, but the arguments on the forums where people talk about minor voltage variations somehow dirtying digital audio during transmission
24 Sep 2019 22:08
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@ArtMinx1 @sootyaba2015 @afneil Same issue. The opposition could form a GNU & request an extension. EU council isnt the last date it can be requested - thats the 31st - its just the most proximate meeting. He cant get out of this with VoNC. Might score some political capital if he doesn't balls it up, thats it
24 Sep 2019 22:01
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Does rather undermine it... but, it does also avoid the extra-territoriality that pisses us off so much when the yanks do it Google wins case as court rules “right to be forgotten” is EU-only https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/09/google-wins-case-as-court-rules-right-to-be-forgotten-is-eu-only/
24 Sep 2019 21:26
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@hackerfantastic @AlanHill @AlecMuffett @Jennifer_Arcuri @myhackerhouse Yeah replied before thinking about what I was doing, I'm going to blame the painkillers :)
24 Sep 2019 20:33
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@AlanHill @AlecMuffett @Jennifer_Arcuri @myhackerhouse @hackerfantastic Actually, fuck it. Blocked. I'll not bother the thread further by debating that level of bollocks
24 Sep 2019 20:20
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@AlanHill @AlecMuffett @Jennifer_Arcuri @myhackerhouse @hackerfantastic Your tweet implies that she deserves what she gets for being around him. That's punishment by association. Boris's reputation is irrelevant, as is whether or not she slept with him. She's splashed over the front of national newspapers as part of a political feud. Hows that right?
24 Sep 2019 20:18
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@AlanHill @AlecMuffett @Jennifer_Arcuri @myhackerhouse @hackerfantastic You're assuming there was anything there in the first place. Not to mention, what amounts to public dissection & humiliation is well, well beyond any outcome we should consider reasonable, even if Punishment by association were ok.
24 Sep 2019 20:09
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@Joffrey61964585 @HughesJaques @JuliaHB1 @talkRADIO Fair enough point. Question - why Boris over Farage? Or is it just that Boris is better placed atm?
24 Sep 2019 19:28
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@spyblog @AlecMuffett @Jennifer_Arcuri @myhackerhouse @hackerfantastic @DCMS People rarely read article content sadly, let alone apply critical thought. AIUI that grant hasn't actually been paid in full yet either.
24 Sep 2019 19:26
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@AlecMuffett True, but you've got to call out the media out too as they're a massive part of the problem. Johnson, of course, should have moved to mitigate rather than letting the speculation & abuse grow the way it has. IF they did have an affair, he's failed her all the worse IMO
24 Sep 2019 19:18
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@AlecMuffett @Jennifer_Arcuri @myhackerhouse @hackerfantastic Beyond swearing on Twitter though, there's no much _I_ can do. I did think about sending a tweet the other day just to say not everyone buys it, but it seemed overly-invasive. I don't know her, and my best intentions may just add to a stressful enough time
24 Sep 2019 19:02
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@AlecMuffett @Jennifer_Arcuri @myhackerhouse @hackerfantastic But I can also understand why people perhaps aren't flocking to stand up against it. This is *big* and that's scary, because there's a perceived risk that you'll get taken down by association
24 Sep 2019 18:56
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@AlecMuffett @Jennifer_Arcuri @myhackerhouse @hackerfantastic I can't stand Johnson, he's a liar an unfit for office. But this isn't ok, and if it brings him down I'll feel we've lost something important as a country, letting tabloid scumbags rake up filth and throw it at bystanders.
24 Sep 2019 18:53
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@AlecMuffett @Jennifer_Arcuri @myhackerhouse I know @hackerfantastic is also having a bit of a time of things in this regard. It's not right. You've got a business and real living people getting thrown against the wall as collateral damage in acts of political warfare. Why, because a business woman did business stuff?
24 Sep 2019 18:51
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@AlecMuffett @Jennifer_Arcuri @myhackerhouse I'm of a similar position, it makes me quite uncomfortable to watch. Particularly given that Boris _could_ have done all those things without anything she did being remotely questionable. The vilification and character assassination she's getting just isn't on
24 Sep 2019 18:47
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@Joffrey61964585 @HughesJaques @JuliaHB1 @talkRADIO I mean, as you say, it's not going to affect most of the base that already support him. But what about the undecideds and the on-the-edge? They're the people he needs to care about, particularly where he risks his support being split by BXP
24 Sep 2019 18:29
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@Joffrey61964585 @HughesJaques @JuliaHB1 @talkRADIO True, but Johnson really is quite stand-out in that respect. Sacked from multiple jobs for lying, lying about an affair, the list just goes on and on. Not to mention buses. In that context, you can see why he might be a poor choice if you're trying to reduce resistance?
24 Sep 2019 18:27
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@Joffrey61964585 @HughesJaques @JuliaHB1 @talkRADIO This is what I think of whenever I see arguments about who started what :) https://twitter.com/bentasker/status/1176563435062124544/photo/1
24 Sep 2019 18:25
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@Joffrey61964585 @HughesJaques @JuliaHB1 @talkRADIO Yeah in fairness, I think I probably skimmed past the "some" in your post and missed it 😃 Seems we're in agreement
24 Sep 2019 18:24
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@Bobgboro @JuliaHB1 @talkRADIO Why are you trotting out the same tired bullshit that's been repeatedly shown to be a lie?
24 Sep 2019 18:23
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@Joffrey61964585 @HughesJaques @JuliaHB1 @talkRADIO If anything, those who support Brexit were incredibly short-sighted to bring such a liability on board in the capacity they have. He's a liar, and he's not actually very good at getting things which require detail done. There are other ERG's who would've done better
24 Sep 2019 18:21
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@Joffrey61964585 @HughesJaques @JuliaHB1 @talkRADIO But for most, attacking Johnson isn't about stopping Brexit. It's about the standards we expect our representatives to adhere to. A PM shouldn't be playing novel constitutional games. Even without his consistent career of lies, that's a non-starter
24 Sep 2019 18:20
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@Joffrey61964585 @HughesJaques @JuliaHB1 @talkRADIO If you want to talk about actual hard-left, you'll find a lot of those are quite pro-brexit, for brexit itself. The EU is seen as not socialist enough, and a barrier to reaching that "ideal". Not that there aren't those that want to see the Tories burn their fingers too
24 Sep 2019 18:19
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak conversely, how am *I* free-er if my premiums go up because you and some others have used your new-found freedom to sell concrete powder as a vaping substitute? The costs there are still very much socialised, it's just that it's a private company collecting them.
24 Sep 2019 18:17
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak OK, so lets take healthcare as an example. In your privatised world we'd need health insurance right - given most can't pay for Chemo etc out of pocket. So, what's to stop the insurance providers using their leverage to dictate how we live (to protect premiums of course)
24 Sep 2019 18:15
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@paddy_fern @magpie1159 @BorisJohnson I say "Boris", that's assuming he's still the PM at that point. I suspect he will be though
24 Sep 2019 18:13
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@paddy_fern @magpie1159 @BorisJohnson The "actual law" also says that Boris has to extend if a deal hasn't been agreed. So the law says we leave on 31st with a deal, or we request an extension.
24 Sep 2019 18:13
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That's some top quality trolling... https://twitter.com/dannywallace/status/1176549051396960257
24 Sep 2019 18:08
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@TheRealTJA33 @HardingMike @toadmeister In a thread where we're talking about the PM having effectively bunked off by unlawfully closing Parliament, it's a bit rich to judge a girl missing school because she's concerned about the environment.
24 Sep 2019 17:31
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak What we've got doesn't deal with that brilliantly, but it does deal with it. In your model, how do you deal with one of the things you mentioned further up? Corrupt judges selling people into the penal system (which would now be more of a for-profit enterprise)?
24 Sep 2019 17:19
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak before he was locked up for those sales being 100% fraudulent. Access to a city without fraud, and without Government enforcement, sold as a fraud. I get not every instance is going to be like that, but it highlights one of my doubts: people are a failure point in most systems
24 Sep 2019 17:18
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak You have much more faith in the free-market, and people than I do I think. I appreciate you may not adopt the label itself, but it's a very libertarian outlook. Somewhat ironically Morgan Rockwell sold plots in a libertarian city - Bitcointopia
24 Sep 2019 17:17
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak Ah, so some of the structures we currently have, but privatised with different "providers" bidding to do the role? IOW, using free-market dynamics for everything? What about things that require regulation? Medicines/drugs being a common example
24 Sep 2019 16:45
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak OK, and if they do? How's that handled if there's no state or similar apparatus? How's it handled when someone (there will be one) tries to put themselves in place as 'leader' through violence/threats/fraud etc
24 Sep 2019 16:33
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak Ok, so once Parliament and the PM are gone, what's your preferred structure/model for society then? Anarchism, Direct democracy, assassination politics etc?
24 Sep 2019 16:28
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak Ah, I'm starting to recognise your position from point 2 Have I by any chance seen you on the Cypherpunks mailing list at some point?
24 Sep 2019 16:26
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@robson_evan @tnewtondunn You mean they expect the law to be applied and obeyed? Those evil, evil bastards...
24 Sep 2019 16:25
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak The law they've just enforced is that Parliament is supreme and cannot be shut-down for extended periods because they're inconvenient to the PMs plans. That's not exactly an unjust law. In fact, it's stopping exactly the kind of behaviour we see in places that are very unjust
24 Sep 2019 16:20
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak And the claim wasn't just that the decision was wrong, but that they'd overreached for political reasons. It's a dog-whistle.
24 Sep 2019 16:15
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak You appear to be overseas, I think you're missing a bit of context here. We have papers that are slapping the faces of judges on the front-page under the headline "Enemies of the People". We have nutters sharing addresses of the lawyers involved in the case.
24 Sep 2019 16:15
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak He said "respect", not adhere. There's a difference. You can stay within the law, whilst calling the judge a biased cunt. That's not respecting the rule of law. You can break the law whilst still respecting it - accepting you're getting done when caught
24 Sep 2019 16:11
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak > accept the consequences of my actions. Good. It sounded earlier like you were excusing people that don't Perhaps I misread you, apologies
24 Sep 2019 16:09
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@falgal @BillCashMP It's ok though, Parliament wasn't actually prorogued, so those 17.4m and the rest of the country have their voices back again. Fucking yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
24 Sep 2019 16:08
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak The difference being people aren't exactly being egged on in a "people vs judiciary" campaign for weed are they? No-one said anything about bowing down, either. If you wanna break the law, go ahead, but do it knowing it's against the law. Don't try and excuse it, own it
24 Sep 2019 16:03
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak Sorry didn't realise you were still typing, or I'd have waited with the reply I just sent. I'm not sure even they would claim their infallible to be fair. That's part of why judgements get delivered with the reasoning laid out
24 Sep 2019 16:00
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak Particularly if you're the PM. But you're right, you can oppose the decision without breaking the law. So, if a protest around this turned to violence, I assume you'd be criticising those people just as much as I would?
24 Sep 2019 15:59
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak Indeed, but that's not the corollary here is it? Do you have examples of abolitionists doing that by claiming the judiciary were biased? And are you saying it's immoral for the court to reinforce Parliamentary sovereignty? I thought that's what you lot wanted?
24 Sep 2019 15:35
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That's the Attorney General thrown under a bus then. I assume the leaker was a special advisor trying to get attention away from Boris as far as possible https://twitter.com/AlbertoNardelli/status/1176512944433057793
24 Sep 2019 15:33
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak As long as you except that your example was complete bollocks too?
24 Sep 2019 15:29
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@dingdangdoit @tony_aitch @zatzi @KevinLeader2 So you, like so many others, didn't actually listen to their ruling did you? What was said to the Queen explicitly doesn't matter, you complete fucking nugget. The basis under which things were said was unlawful, so all that followed was unlawful
24 Sep 2019 15:28
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak Oh, I'm aware of those, but that's not how abolition ultimately came about is it? If you object to today's ruling, then you and others can press for Parliament to change the law and grant the PM the necessary powers
24 Sep 2019 15:25
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@TheDanCotter @markandrew69 @Matt_in_London @mjamesevans @bbclaurak They did that by operating within the law in order to change the law. Not by claiming that judges are biased. Funnily enough, operating within and changing from within are also what some Remainers were arguing we should do with the EU. Not the best example you could've chosen
24 Sep 2019 15:20
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@ukcryptogal @ksnmiyagi @bbclaurak As far as the law goes, it *is* the ultimate in judgement. And one of the points, had you listened to the ruling, is that it doesn't take 5 weeks for the Queen's speech to be prepared, it takes a few days.
24 Sep 2019 15:18
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@SPP_PMurray @bbclaurak A PM that's so habitual a liar his representatives were telling the court that the prorogation wasn't about Brexit, but when it's overturned accuses them of trying to frustrate Brexit.
24 Sep 2019 15:13
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@bbclaurak Legally, your source is wrong, even if that source is the erstwhile Mr Cummings. That they'd try and double-down on it rather than respecting rule of law tells you how few shits they give about this country
24 Sep 2019 15:12
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Why the hell were Chef still quite so reliant on an ex-employee's modules? What if he'd left under a cloud? Good for him though Coder deletes open source add-on for Chef in protest over ICE contract https://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1573265
24 Sep 2019 13:22
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@cybergibbons I know you previously tested that one too, but do let us know if the manufacturer manages to outdo this reponse https://twitter.com/LockPickingLwyr/status/1007613178249965569
24 Sep 2019 13:16
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@damocrat And we may yet get to point and laugh as Boris and Raab (in particular) lose their seats. Imagine if they *do* get a Tory majority, but Boris doesn't make it back...
24 Sep 2019 12:51
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@BrionneCranlei1 @SweetlikeK @LeaveEUOfficial @RobertMadeley01 Has it occurred to you that democracy is a process and not a point in time. It's not democratic for a PM to force through a no-deal by using tricks. Today hasn't removed our right to leave the EU, nor does it mean that we won't Even the Govt claimed this wasn't about Brexit ffs
24 Sep 2019 12:09
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@SweetlikeK @BrionneCranlei1 @LeaveEUOfficial @RobertMadeley01 Except they can't, because this is British law & nothing to do with EU law So they've no route of appeal precisely because the EU doesn't encroach on our laws the way they want everyone to believe it does. They get a demonstration of Parliamentary sovereignty and don't want it.
24 Sep 2019 12:08
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@LeaveEUOfficial I thought you wanted to leave the EU because Brussels took control from our parliament? The court just confirmed (again) that Parliament should be in control, and that the executive must act within UK Law. What the fuck are you complaining about?
24 Sep 2019 12:06
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@rogeruk49 @SayNoToLabour10 @Nigel_Farage Seems it's you that doesn't understand it. Do feel free to explain your understanding though, and I'm sure people will be happy to bring you up to scratch. Your earlier comment suggests you may not understand the respective roles of Government and Parliament either
24 Sep 2019 10:33
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@rogeruk49 @SayNoToLabour10 @Nigel_Farage So who is it subject to? Who provides oversight on the executive's use of this power?
24 Sep 2019 10:09
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@jowilliams293 @AndrewOrlowski Access to justice needs to be improved so that others can afford to take cases to this level, sure. But the people didn't determine Johnson's politics - the vast majority of the country had no say in him becoming PM. We speak through our representatives, and he locked them out
24 Sep 2019 10:06
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@NickFitz That's my understanding too. Was expecting they'd probably find it was justiciable, and wrong, but not that they'd go the whole hog. Fuck me, we just watched history being made
24 Sep 2019 09:47
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@IanDunt Thank fuck. It's not just me. I was tinkering with URLs to see if I could get it to give me HLS to send to the Telly, and suddenly I couldn't even get the "not started yet" image
24 Sep 2019 09:31
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@BishopFromArk @schemaly @triketora Agreed completely, it was sort of my point. It's not that they "mistook" her for a deer, so much as they saw movement and didn't check what they were shooting at at all. That's someone who shouldn't have a firearm.
24 Sep 2019 07:37
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@hackerfantastic Sorry to hear about your dad. Hope he gets better soon.
24 Sep 2019 07:34
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@cybergibbons It's very, very common. I've dealt with some of these types of places in the past. There's also an Israeli company that does slot-machine live feeds. You place your bet and spin, and a real slot-machine gets triggered on live stream
24 Sep 2019 07:30
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@jamesrbuk In this case the guys weren't convicted which is prob why the court found the way they did. To me though, RTFB's addressing the issue from the wrong end - if people were anonymous until convicted, there'd be no call to expunge "old" articles in cases like this.
23 Sep 2019 18:12
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@BishopFromArk @schemaly @triketora I think the translation is actually "I shoot at the first sign of movement, and she moved. Deer move too" Which is just fucking scary coming from someone holding a rifle
23 Sep 2019 17:50
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Labour drops the ball again... Labour conference votes against backing Remain in new Brexit referendum https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-remain-brexit-vote-referendum-conference-corbyn-a9117291.html
23 Sep 2019 17:43
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@iWasSaynBoourns And yeah, people seem to love an excuse to be rude. Seems like they award themselves bonus points if they can start with "uh.. excuuuse me"
23 Sep 2019 17:04
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@iWasSaynBoourns Yep, exactly, there's a strong urge to defend what you "know" is right, and that's laudable... until you're wrong. I've been on the receiving end too, tho not in a while, and mines at least more visible than hers. Sucks. But part of me really identifies with the need to speak up
23 Sep 2019 17:03
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Also, they (or another spider) at one point were occasionally requesting "this.href" having presumably pulled it out of some javascript somewhere in the site...
23 Sep 2019 16:58
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I can't even start returning a link to this thread for paths I know they'll use, because then they'll come and index this and request the path of every tweet from my server. They seem to reindex me at least once a week, presumably to see if all those broken URLs now work
23 Sep 2019 16:58
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They don't include any URLs in their user-agent, all I really know about them is 1) They used Go (from the UA) 2) They made a bug
23 Sep 2019 16:58
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So, thanks to over a decade of making sure I include references, I now get requests in for pretty much any path that's referenced in any external page I've linked to. They're connecting via Tor, so I can't trivially try and track them down to give them a heads up 4/
23 Sep 2019 16:58
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They done screwed up. They follow the link out, and pull out all the paths of all pages linked to by that page. But rather than requesting those from Twitter, they use their original connection and request them against *my* site (inc. using the host header for my site) 3/
23 Sep 2019 16:58
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Someone's done (more or less) what's being discussed there - created a bot to crawl #onion sites. So, they hit my site via it's Onion address: https://6zdgh5a5e6zpchdz.onion/ Just like any other spider, they follow any external links on my pages (so long as there's no nofollow) But 2/
23 Sep 2019 16:58
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So, reading this - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21046582 - made me think of a "fun" fact about my sites My 404 rate recently rocketed. As in, _really_, skyward. Some log poking revealed the cause I multi-home the majority of my sites on both www and tor. 1/
23 Sep 2019 16:58
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@iWasSaynBoourns I mean, the obvious answer is that if you are going to speak up, you shouldn't be an abusive arse about it. But that should be common sense, annoys me that it isn't.
23 Sep 2019 16:41
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@iWasSaynBoourns Yeah that doesn't help either. I do kinda struggle with this one in some ways though. If it looks like someone's taking the piss, and you *don't* speak up then the person with the "obvious" issue suffers. But if you're wrong...
23 Sep 2019 16:40
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Only recently discovered @AlienWeaponry (to be fair, they *are* on the other side of the globe). Fucking excellent. Everyone should listen to them. Especially when you're feeling pissed off
23 Sep 2019 16:32
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"You don't look disabled" is far, far too common. https://twitter.com/able2uk/status/1176170757522677760
23 Sep 2019 16:28
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@ryankelleher85 @newschambers @tnewtondunn Not necessarily. Getting information from the Russians isn't on it's own collusion - there's more needed than that. Assuming you're trying to meet any legal bar, anyway.
23 Sep 2019 14:07
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@ryankelleher85 @newschambers @tnewtondunn I see where you're going with this. Not sure I agree with you, but I do see the angle. Now, I know Trump has claimed the investigation was based on the dossier, whilst it (apparently wasn't), but these warrants predate that and relate to his time campaigning right?
23 Sep 2019 13:36
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@ryankelleher85 @newschambers @tnewtondunn Do enlighten me
23 Sep 2019 13:31
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@ryankelleher85 @newschambers @tnewtondunn Yes. I'm well enough aware of the existence of the dossier and at least some of the suggestions in it
23 Sep 2019 13:23
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@ryankelleher85 @newschambers @tnewtondunn But clearly you feel I've missed something - so what's likely to stop the dems controlling the house by July? I mean, Pelosi could decide to go for whatever reason, but how do you see the dems losing control?
23 Sep 2019 13:18
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@ryankelleher85 @newschambers @tnewtondunn I'm well aware of the importance of the small stuff, but the US is like a bratty toddler at times, making a lot of noise about fuck all. Frankly, we've got more important things to focus on - like Brexit and the EU than the US's attempts to shoot itself in the bollocks
23 Sep 2019 13:17
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Whooops https://twitter.com/TheRegister/status/1176120402260758529
23 Sep 2019 13:13
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@ryankelleher85 @newschambers @tnewtondunn Not in much detail mate, I'm British I couldn't give the first fuck about US domestic politics beyond the big stuff. Does make me wonder why you're so pro-Brexit. Why, what have I missed that's possibly going to lead to them not having control of the house in July?
23 Sep 2019 13:09
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@ryankelleher85 @newschambers @tnewtondunn And again, it doesn't really matter what previous presidents did - why the fuck should we rely on that as a country? It's hardly the "raising up" that Brexit supporters want us to see as the outcome of Brexit - lowered to relying on backdoor dealing. Yeah, sure
23 Sep 2019 13:02
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@ryankelleher85 @newschambers @tnewtondunn All good questions & they need answering. So why do you appear to be supporting a trade deal that would be pushed through the same mechanisms? Not better to learn from past mistakes? Basically means that Trump & Boris are either full of shit, or willing to make those mistakes
23 Sep 2019 12:42
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@NickFitz @BBCNews If their guide says not to drop www, they might be quite upset when they next use Chrome then ;) https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=883038
23 Sep 2019 12:40
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@ryankelleher85 @newschambers @tnewtondunn "We" didn't. The US did. What's your point? Why should we (the UK) be excited about signing up to a trade deal that Trump will somehow slide through the back-door? What would be the legal standing of it? How could we rely on it?
23 Sep 2019 12:34
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@ryankelleher85 @newschambers @tnewtondunn And it's in any way pertinent how?
23 Sep 2019 11:19
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@ryankelleher85 @newschambers @tnewtondunn Whatabouttery. Why would we want to rely on a "deal" that isn't passed through their system properly? Could Trump cut congress out? Probably. Would it be wise to base our trade on that not being undone? Fuck no
23 Sep 2019 10:56
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The SUN is spewing propaganda again. - Trump'd need to get it past Congress - if the GFA get's screwed then it won't pass. - A deal doesn't mean an acceptable (to us) deal, WA is proof of that. Which industries get screwed? - Trump's been known to walk away at the last minute https://twitter.com/tnewtondunn/status/1175934771614142464
23 Sep 2019 10:54
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@TheFlatEartherr @tnewtondunn God knows we've sold them more than enough weapons for them to be able to do it anyway
23 Sep 2019 09:18
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@ledbydonkeys @derekjames150 Yeah, Johnson and my MP (Coffey) are my main wish-list. My constituency has been Tory since it was created, so it'd be nice to see that change - not sure it will.
23 Sep 2019 09:17
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@MissLauraMarcus @NargisWalker @JuliaHB1 They've changed their procedure recently (I *may* have been naughty-stepped). They still make *you* take it down, but if someone browses to it they'll see a message from Twitter (for 14 days IIRC) saying it's been removed because it violated policy
23 Sep 2019 09:14
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@tubsturtle @drahcir_rahl So people should work for free? There are a lot of people out there, it's true - but if a company values a role enough to recruit for it, then they should pay for it. No-one owes them their time.
23 Sep 2019 09:09
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@ledbydonkeys @Barker4Grimsby There is such a thing as Vehicle Excise Duty & and MOT requirements though. Maybe he should respect our laws and pay for those on his car in the video before whinging about made up things? Man turns up to complain about "british fish" in a car that's on the road illegally...
23 Sep 2019 07:17
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@JoshuaRozenberg @davidallengreen @thesundaytimes @thatginamiller @UKSupremeCourt So the times lied... again. They really are going all out to try and portray remainers as the wealthy elite aren't they? How much was the taxpayer paying Keen then?
23 Sep 2019 07:13
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn Anyhow, it's been nice talking with you about this - always refreshing to have a Brexit conversation that doesn't descend into claims of treason etc - but work beckons.
23 Sep 2019 07:08
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@_grammar_ @RealSexyCyborg Of a similar vein, what most don't understand is, yes China is on the internet, but it's like it's got it's *own* internet - vast but different. ISP IP allocations aren't like in the west. Video delivery often uses domestic default standards. It's the net, but not as we know it
23 Sep 2019 07:05
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn system, and (with a little bit more luck) start getting a new breed of MP. *Then* we might start seeing some improvements.
23 Sep 2019 06:57
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn Ultimately though, you don't deal with one threat by first doing away with the only effective protection you have. Although... I will say this. The scale of fuck-up around Brexit appears to have seriously wounded both major parties. If we're lucky, we get away from the 2 party
23 Sep 2019 06:55
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn 2 & 3 - Agreed, but having worked in IT security yourself, you'll know that part of risk-assessment is what's been observed & what's considered likely. Our Govt have been observed being loose with our rights, so (currently at least) pose a more realistic threat. That can change
23 Sep 2019 06:53
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn Yes, the government still monitors our comms, but that's not what Phorm was about. That was allowing a commerical company unprecedented access to act as a MiTM in order to better target ads. The gov at least pretends their access is about national security. 1/
23 Sep 2019 06:52
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn But then, I tend to think Govt power needs to be controlled. Trust the current lot if you want, but noone knows what a future govt will be like, they'll be able to use the powers, tech and precedent the govt makes available now. END/
22 Sep 2019 18:53
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn was around the role of the EU in that future. I do think we're better off inside for other reasons too, not least bargaining power, but if there's one thing I think we'll really regret losing, it's that. 9/
22 Sep 2019 18:51
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn but ultimately, it's Phorm and similar examples which helped shape my decision. I used to work with a leaver-to-be who voted leaver bevause he wanted to remove the EU scapegoat so that MPs could be held to account. For the most part our only real difference in opinion 8/
22 Sep 2019 18:48
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn We need to get far far better at it before we discard that safety net. If anything Boris' approach so far only reinforces that belief - but it's not just him, and Phorm is *far* from the only example Now, obviously, having FoM is something I value & I have benefitted from it 7/
22 Sep 2019 18:45
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn But it took the EU acting as a safety net to force action out of our duly elected Govt. It wasn't a small amount of pushback they'd received UK side either, and the law was against them. How this fits in, is in our ability to hold the Govt to account. 6/
22 Sep 2019 18:42
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn Some complained to their MEPs, and ultimately Europe demanded additional info from the UK govt. Who... ignored them. After a bit more pressure it eventually came out. BT did contravene RIPA (a UK act not a EU one) and had in fact asked the Govt after the first trial 5/
22 Sep 2019 18:40
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn Phorms system worked by intercepting and profiling your browsing behaviour in order to then inject 'relevant' ads. BT ran a trial of this without telling customers, on the basis that the govt told them permission had been implied. 3/
22 Sep 2019 18:35
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn There are more recent examples, but for this one, I have a link https://www.bentasker.co.uk/blog/privacy/240-republished-phorm-s-history In that instance, the govt signed off on BT inserting Phorm's boxes onto their network. 2/
22 Sep 2019 18:33
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn Hard to fit onto twitter without it being a long thread, so I'll try to keep it brief but bear with me. The EU have, more than once, acted as a critical safety net between us and our own Government's idiocy. The one I'll use here dates back to Labour being in parliament 1/
22 Sep 2019 18:31
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@sfh300 @TobyonTV @arobertwebb Not my spot, but yeah gave me a good chuckle. https://mobile.twitter.com/donnyc1975/status/1175668738588385281
22 Sep 2019 17:56
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn Ultimately, you have your reasons for supporting leave, just as I have mine for remain. Neither of us is likely to change our minds. Unfortunately, at the political level we're a long way past compromise too, so we're likely to wind up with one extreme or the other
22 Sep 2019 17:55
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn Which, looping all the way back to what this thread was originally about, is why Labour's approach is so flawed. Leave & Remain are insanely polarised now (weren't so much in 2016), and trying to appeal to both will likely just scare voters away to parties with clearer positions.
22 Sep 2019 17:54
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@sfh300 @TobyonTV @arobertwebb Maybe ask why he's not paid his car tax or had an MOT too. Meaning his insurance is void.
22 Sep 2019 17:21
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@TobyonTV @arobertwebb Not if he gets nicked for not having tax and MOT on that car first ;)
22 Sep 2019 17:20
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@rodnash2001 If Raab and Barclay are being allowed in the room, I'd have to take it onto a negative scale
22 Sep 2019 17:10
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This has gone a long way toward putting me off buying a Switch Lite @NintendoUK as this kind of stupidity was one of the things I was worried about. Transferring of saves in particular https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/09/how-do-you-manage-software-and-saves-on-a-second-switch-its-complicated/
22 Sep 2019 16:37
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn so it's ok for BXPs offering to include a leader who can't be deposed because I could not just vote for them, but the LDs offer isn't ok even though to enact it the majority of voters would need to vote for them? If the country wants brexit, they won't get in, after all
22 Sep 2019 16:21
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@BorisJohnson @10DowningStreet Did you make it clear to your supporters that a small %age of their money will be spent saving luves overseas? Just, they don't seem to like that sort of thing
22 Sep 2019 16:17
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn Personally I think you're again scapegoating the EU for the actions (or lack of) of our own MPs - particularly but not just the Tories.
22 Sep 2019 15:51
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn How do you figure? The worker may be within the tax alliwance, but the business employing them is still contributing to the economy and would be contributing far less without workers. As for before, do you actually know what our economic status was pre-EEC? Seems a poor argument
22 Sep 2019 15:20
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn Farage liked to talk about fishermen for a while, and how the EU screws them. But he was on the fisheries commission and turned up to just 2 in 40 meetings. Our vote hasn't counted for much because we've sent lazy buggers ;)
22 Sep 2019 15:17
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn Indeed it is, so I assume you aren't amongst those objecting to the LDs standing on a platform of revoking A50,on the basis that they'd need a democratic majority? As for euros it's hard to take complaints seriously when we've sent MEPs who deliberately do not participate
22 Sep 2019 15:16
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn But, to get back to the NHS. We both agree it's underfunded. Now what happens to funding levels when fewer people are paying taxes? Bearing in mind that '350m' has now been promised/spent several times over. You're scapegoating immigrants for Tory abuse of the NHS
22 Sep 2019 15:13
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn You presume wrong. The idea that legal migration depreciates wages has been well-studied & doesn't appear to hold up particularly well. Particularly when factoring in that the jobs that low-skill immigrants tend to do are ones we won't. See many Brits dying to pick strawberries?
22 Sep 2019 15:11
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn i.e. how you think these benefits are going to be realised. How will you or I be better off having deposed one 'unelected' head in favour of another.
22 Sep 2019 15:09
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn Doesn't really change my question though does it? You're saying we should leave because we'd be better off escaping this undemocratic setup. I'm asking how we're going to be better off with a uk party going a step further.
22 Sep 2019 15:07
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn Odd, I've got family in the NHS, and "immigrants" doesn't come up as a problem. If those patients are working and paying their way, what's your issue?
22 Sep 2019 14:50
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn While we're talking unelected positions, if I'm concerned about those, why would I support the Brexit Party? Farage and Tice cannot be deposed by their "membership". Sounds just as dangerous to me, and its men like that who hope to lead post-brexit
22 Sep 2019 14:48
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@ntoskrnl_exe @hackerfantastic @businessinsider @Jennifer_Arcuri @BorisJohnson @DCMS @MalwareTechBlog especially as she needn't have actively done/asked for anything for Johnson to have done wrong (on the other claims, not the funding).
22 Sep 2019 14:21
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@ntoskrnl_exe @hackerfantastic @businessinsider @Jennifer_Arcuri @BorisJohnson @DCMS @MalwareTechBlog ^ this. I'd be fucking incensed too, but protect yourself and your company by not getting drawn into it, beyond a lawyer approved "this is bullshit" statement. The only way to win this game is not to play etc etc
22 Sep 2019 14:19
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@zombie_buddha @tnewtondunn To be honest, having no-deal would probably be a more effective way to get a remain vote, but - crucially, they wouldn't be able to attract leave votes in a GE. They're trying to attract the leavers that Tory & BXP ignore: those who want CU/SM. Not sure it'll work out for them
22 Sep 2019 14:15
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@zombie_buddha @tnewtondunn Thats my expectation too - you'd think the EU and local elections would have knocked some sense into them, but seems not
22 Sep 2019 14:02
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@10DowningStreet @BorisJohnson @UN I eagerly await footage of our PM lying to them too.
22 Sep 2019 13:58
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@NYLonGirl @GAVClaw @JolyonMaugham @JuliaHB1 A Waitrose Katie-Hopkins is still the best description I've heard of her
22 Sep 2019 13:51
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@hackerfantastic @businessinsider @Jennifer_Arcuri @BorisJohnson @DCMS I literally came to twitter to WTF at this claim...
22 Sep 2019 13:44
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@FKGPML @tnewtondunn Labour probably *are* a remain party, but the leadership isn't. They just lack the courage to come out and say it, leading to these weird arse backwards positions they keep taking. Leaver or remainer, labour's a bad choice IMO
22 Sep 2019 13:29
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@ClaretDonkey @Goodstar72 @tnewtondunn That'd be terrible if any of it were actually true. The NHS suffers because of underfunding, without immigration itd be even more understaffed. EU are elected, and we have the ability to control immigration more than we do but *opted not to*.
22 Sep 2019 13:27
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@zombie_buddha @tnewtondunn negotiating a deal and then campaigning against actually makes more sense - it's a hat tip to leavers and says Labour will try and get them some of what they want, but will back remain. Vote us in, then we'll tell you on the other hand...
22 Sep 2019 13:23
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@Jessica12uk @JolyonMaugham Yep. We were fortunate in that, for circumstances outside my control, I was home - on full pay - for 4months shortly after littlun was born, so we were both home to pitch in. Family helped out for quite some time after that because childcare was too pricey
22 Sep 2019 12:58
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@bogloid @MarinaHyde @TanyaGold1 Not just Twitter even, but many cases of public outrage. That's part of why misleading headlines are so dangerous - the article _may_ correct it, but most won't read it
22 Sep 2019 12:41
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@keepinshapedave @Yeah_ThatBloke @RosamundUrwin @youngvulgarian @JCalvertST @Arbuthnott @bbclaurak Yep, if nothing else if/when she does something really bad, it'll be hard to highlight if it's amongst a "campaign" of complaining about everything she does - it'll get discredited as just part of anti-Laura sentiment
22 Sep 2019 12:28
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@JackHaas14 @BarristerSecret @davidallengreen Raab said something along those lines today too - refused to say they wouldn't prorogue again because he didn't want to weaken our negotiating position with the EU
22 Sep 2019 12:21
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This has been on my list to get around to writing for a little bit. Why you shouldn't use @Facebook or Twitter's "embed" functionality and should instead include screenshots of tweets/posts in your content - and it's not just #privacy href='https://www.bentasker.co.uk/blog/opinion/481-screenshot-don-t-embed' target=_blank rel='nofollow noopener'>https://www.bentasker.co.uk/blog/opinion/481-screenshot-don-t-embed #gdpr #socialmedia
22 Sep 2019 12:04
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@Jessica12uk @JolyonMaugham back to work. I can't overly blame them for that either, I'd love to spend more time with family than at work. What I can blame though, is the system that makes it so it's a question - childcare should be subsidised to ensure that work actually pays
22 Sep 2019 12:02
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@Jessica12uk @JolyonMaugham i.e. how much would your or I pay to spend time with our kids when they'd otherwise be in childcare? People often express it as a financial equation, but there's far more to it than that & I think that can be a strong driver in people who say the cost is why they're not going 2/
22 Sep 2019 12:00
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@Jessica12uk @JolyonMaugham Yes, this is true & the effect can be huge, even making some relationships unequal. But there are also considerations the other way too. How do you value that time with the kids instead of at work? 1/
22 Sep 2019 11:58
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@Jessica12uk @JolyonMaugham But as far as the maths goes they're partly right. If childcare cost is (say) 12K, and she earns 11K, then whether she pays all of it, or they split the cost as a couple, they're still down 1K at the end of it. In reality, there's more than financials to it though
22 Sep 2019 09:30
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@Big_Headers @hepolytes @JolyonMaugham Ultimately the same maths being discussed in this thread kicked in though - much cheaper than nursery was, but still expensive enough to negate hours worked. So a compromise had to be made.
22 Sep 2019 09:26
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@Daedalus6 @nicktolhurst @davidallengreen @MrHarryCole @JolyonMaugham Are you comparing it being featured in the argus 6 years ago, to the mail putting it directly under the snouts of an angry, pro-leave readership in the same week he's received death threats while the country is basically dysfunctional? That's beyond dishonest
21 Sep 2019 21:56
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@IanColdwater As a UX design choice, that interstitial telling me some tweets are hidden is really jarring. Then, as you say, my attention is drawn straight to what you were hiding. It's like twitter were forced to implement it and thought "I'll show you"
21 Sep 2019 21:27
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@theryderathome @Greybea25852222 @alassmith @mrjamesob Labour now seems to be more about the pursuit of "perfect", ignoring or even denouncing all views that aren't pure enough. That's not a way to attract voters, meaning none of those views (no matter how worthy) are likely to see implementation. So "debating society" is quite apt
21 Sep 2019 18:18
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@theryderathome @Greybea25852222 @alassmith @mrjamesob so either, you let perfect be the enemy of good, insisting that those who hold different views should go, and never achieve any of the stuff you want Labour to implement. Or you accept that there has to be some give and take. 3/
21 Sep 2019 18:16
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@theryderathome @Greybea25852222 @alassmith @mrjamesob the various views and positions they hold are replicated in one form or another across the voting population. So you alienate potential labour voters when you castigate them. You might not agree with them, but Labour needs to be in power to do the stuff *you* want them to 2/
21 Sep 2019 18:15
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@theryderathome @Greybea25852222 @alassmith @mrjamesob And, there's your issue right there. Their views don't align with theirs, and rather than accepting that you need to find common ground (assuming you *want* Labour to attract voters) you say you want to be rid of them. Those individuals might annoy you, but 1/
21 Sep 2019 18:14
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@theryderathome @Greybea25852222 @alassmith @mrjamesob Or, you know, you could play nicely with others so we can get past the current crisis and then worry about your bigger aspirations later. Country before party and all that.
21 Sep 2019 17:10
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@BentleyAudrey This - https://www.banfiwines.com/wine/sartori-di-verona-amarone-della-valpolicella-docg/ - has remained one of my favourite drops for over a decade now. Not an everyday one though, bit pricey for that
21 Sep 2019 14:33
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@GrahamSnyder @JMPSimor That was my first thought too, there's something really off about their eye contact. Scarily, turns out, it's not
21 Sep 2019 14:05
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@StopFundingHate @Barclays @Specsavers @AskHalifaxBank @tescomobile @LoveWilko @pandocruises @skiptonbs @SandalsResorts @emirates @TUIUK @Peugeot @VirginAtlantic @PostOffice @Ford @AldiUK @Huawei @ImagineCruising @skiptonbs I'm not comfortable keeping my savings with a bank that's willing to fund this kind of behaviour through advertising payments. Please confirm you'll reconsider advertising with the Mail, given this and their other behaviour?
21 Sep 2019 13:50
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The Mail here, going straight in with intimidation tactics. There's no public interest here, it's a vindictive thing to do, and can only be read as an attempt to try and intimidate an effective opponent of Brexit. https://twitter.com/JolyonMaugham/status/1175379503402627077
21 Sep 2019 13:33
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@whoknowswhy70 @CabbagePatchCat @mrjamesob @joswinson @LibDems Oh, you're more than welcome to be a bit peeved, that's quite justified. But, it's unwise to take a position that if/when remain falls through it's because of Swinson (well, the LDs) alone. Labour's apparent in-fighting this weekend may well have reinforced doubts
21 Sep 2019 13:24
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Good old Auntie Beeb's mobile app berates kids for being rubbish online https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/21/bbc_child_catcher_keyboard_app_arrives/ via @theregister
21 Sep 2019 13:14
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As a parent of young kids I believe in parenting and using the tools that are available. Course, I'm not trying to win votes with soundbites that ignore reality https://twitter.com/AndrewYang/status/1175194233034162176
21 Sep 2019 11:18
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@LaVallette @WillSmashBates @GuitarMoog At the moment though, *anything* a party does is a Brexit issue, because as we've both complained the next election is likely to be about Brexit and nothing but.
21 Sep 2019 11:00
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@jongibson335 @mrjamesob FWIW I'm not saying you're wrong about Watson, just that the way they've gone about this is wrong, and very harmful to Labour's image. It makes it look as though the Labour leadership are as tricksy and willing to use novel approaches as Johnson is.
21 Sep 2019 10:59
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@LaVallette @WillSmashBates @GuitarMoog i.e. the very portion of the vote that we don't want to split. There's still time to turn it around, but some days it really does feel like disaster is brewing
21 Sep 2019 10:22
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@LaVallette @WillSmashBates @GuitarMoog Yep, but that's also why things like the (now aborted) insane stuff with Tom Watson overnight are distinctly unhelpful. That's easily perceived as Labour telling moderates to piss-off to another party - those that don't like Corbyn but would consider voting for him to stop Brexit
21 Sep 2019 10:22
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@QuantumWrites @curu @davidallengreen > Sold by people that not only didn't understand what the EU does, but they didn't want to. And, unbelievably, continue *not to* understand the topic at all. 3 years later, they're still campaigning against stuff that doesn't exist & proposing incomplete/unworkable "solutions"
21 Sep 2019 10:20
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@YungLambton @GrumpyUnclePet1 @mrjamesob Labour's position, recently was - we'll hold a 2nd ref, having negotiated a deal, and then we'll likely campaign for remain. Now, I see the logic in that, as it caters to lexiters, but it's not exactly a clear message is it? In particular, it's very easy for the Tories to spin
21 Sep 2019 10:16
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@YungLambton @GrumpyUnclePet1 @mrjamesob Well, if they don't win a majority they're not really in a position to revoke are they? There's nothing ambiguous about that. They've even been clear and said they'd prefer a ref *before* a GE, and this is just their position if that can't be achieved.
21 Sep 2019 10:15
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@whoknowswhy70 @CabbagePatchCat @mrjamesob @joswinson @LibDems > Watson isn't Labour And there's your fundamentalism again. Feel free to define Labour & where he falls short. As for the other parties, yes they have their own issues too. But this entire thread is about Labour, started because of some internal stuff, so yes, focusing on them
21 Sep 2019 10:13
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@YungLambton @GrumpyUnclePet1 @mrjamesob If that's the case, then you've communicated it poorly, given that 2 of us seem to have read it to be what you're saying. Feel like restating your position clearly?
21 Sep 2019 10:10
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@YungLambton @GrumpyUnclePet1 @mrjamesob It is. Are you, or are you not claiming it's undemocratic?
21 Sep 2019 10:10
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@YungLambton @GrumpyUnclePet1 @mrjamesob > arguing to revoke the referendum entirely (but only if they win a majority) is democratic and unambiguous? Unless you're saying this wasn't in fact sarcasm?
21 Sep 2019 10:04
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@YungLambton @GrumpyUnclePet1 @mrjamesob It doesn't make you any less wrong. Do feel free to point out the straw man
21 Sep 2019 10:03
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@LaVallette @WillSmashBates @GuitarMoog Yep, I totally agree, and I wish the parties on the remain side would work *far better* together than they currently are. But that goes both ways, and neither side seems to be trying very hard atm. My fear is that they'll realise their mistake far too late
21 Sep 2019 10:03
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@YungLambton @GrumpyUnclePet1 @mrjamesob Just to add - it's incredibly concerning btw, to see Corbyn supporters adopting the same loaded rhetoric as is currently being used by populists like Farage and Johnson. No argument for your own position, just "it's undemocratic". You should be better than them
21 Sep 2019 09:52
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@LaVallette @WillSmashBates @GuitarMoog I agree, problem is, if we have a GE before a 2nd ref, it's going to revolve on a single issue. It shouldn't be that way, of course, but it's going to I'd much prefer we have a ref, then a GE straight after (with parties campaigning on how they'll implement the result)
21 Sep 2019 09:50
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@YungLambton @GrumpyUnclePet1 @mrjamesob If you disagree with what the LD's are offering, don't vote for them. No-one's holding a gun to your head and saying you must vote for them.
21 Sep 2019 09:48
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@YungLambton @GrumpyUnclePet1 @mrjamesob A principle point in representative democracy is that a person/party can run offering *whatever they want* and the voting population then get to choose whether to put them in power. The idea that it's undemocratic "because referendum" is to mis-understand democracy
21 Sep 2019 09:47
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@YungLambton @GrumpyUnclePet1 @mrjamesob Yes, and we're going to have a new election very soon. You seem to take the position it's undemocractic for a party to say "we'll do A" because there was a vote to do B years ago. As he pointed out, that's not how democracy works, it's a process not a point in time
21 Sep 2019 09:45
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@oisinmusic @mrjamesob Yep, which if that *is* what the membership actually want shouldn't pose any issues to those who instigated this.
21 Sep 2019 09:40
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@LaVallette @WillSmashBates @GuitarMoog And, ultimately, we can kick them out after 4 years. We can't so easily reverse Brexit. I'd prefer a 2nd ref, I think it's less divisive and more democratic. I just don't believe we're ever actually going to get it - things have polarised and it's going to be one of 2 extremes
21 Sep 2019 09:38
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@LaVallette @WillSmashBates @GuitarMoog The thing is, part of the success of Brexit Party is because they offer an unequivocally clear message. Something that voters hear, and they can easily decide if they're "for" or "against" that. No nuances, no buts. I don't like that it's effective, but that's where we're at
21 Sep 2019 09:37
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@YungLambton @GrumpyUnclePet1 @mrjamesob And that's at all relevant to the next election, and how any party will do, how? The LD's are doing extremely well in polls - whether that'll translate well to seats only the future knows, but the information we *do* have doesn't bode well for Labour
21 Sep 2019 09:33
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@oisinmusic @mrjamesob Yes, that's a good call by him. It's also the only way he can really neutralise the issue - if he came out in favour of either side of this, it'd get spun against him
21 Sep 2019 09:31
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@oisinmusic @mrjamesob especially when we've got a PM who's trying to find "novel" ways to get around things, seeing the same things happen (albeit on a much smaller scale) within Labour just burns trust that the party is going to be wanting to cash in on soon
21 Sep 2019 09:29
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@oisinmusic @mrjamesob I think he tweeted earlier to note it looks like it was without Corbyn's knowledge, but yes today's definitely going to be interesting. I agree, adjusting the rules to make him stand again would look far better than abolishing the post
21 Sep 2019 09:28
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@whoknowswhy70 @CabbagePatchCat @mrjamesob @joswinson @LibDems Sorry, man up? You're the one who was complaining it's fundamentalist thinking to say that Labour's harming itself rather than it being Swinson's nasty nasty words. Note you haven't explained what the fundamental truth in that is
21 Sep 2019 09:25
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@YungLambton @GrumpyUnclePet1 @mrjamesob Yeah, no. They're not a good fit. They _could_ have been (even should have), but that's just not how it turned out
21 Sep 2019 09:24
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@YungLambton @GrumpyUnclePet1 @mrjamesob It is unambiguous. It says "want it revoked? Vote for us, and if we win, it's done". If you don't want it revoked, then you don't vote for them. If they don't get a majority, then they're not in a position to fulfil any of their manifesto promises are they?
21 Sep 2019 09:22
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@theryderathome @alassmith @mrjamesob > There will be a vote By the NEC, correct? Not the membership that voted him in? If so, that's no more democratic than Johnson becoming PM on the say so of just 90,000. There's a vote, but a vote on it's own doesn't make something democratic
21 Sep 2019 09:20
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@GrumpyUnclePet1 @YungLambton @mrjamesob I guess it's a bit too late in the day for me to form a new "fuck the lot of 'em" party and find national support... For a moment, just a fleeting moment, it seemed like there was some coherence amongst them. We should have treasured it more, because it's not coming back
21 Sep 2019 09:18
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@whoknowswhy70 @CabbagePatchCat @mrjamesob @joswinson @LibDems But, as you mentioned "invective" I'd note that it was Labour, and not the Lib Dems who compared the other to the Taliban. Labour is not some innocent party in this. Both sides are hurting us all, but Labour are currently hurting *themselves* at the same time
21 Sep 2019 09:15
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@whoknowswhy70 @CabbagePatchCat @mrjamesob @joswinson @LibDems I disagree, but if you want to explain what the fundamental truth/position in that belief is, I'm happy to read it. This Watson incident is just another nail in the coffin in many ways. Labour's position has been extremely haphazard (though, I know Watson's contributed to that)
21 Sep 2019 09:13
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@GrumpyUnclePet1 @YungLambton @mrjamesob Yes, there's some weight in some of Momentum's complaints about the LD's being filled with Tories - if you ignore the fact the next GE is really going to be on a single issue. Would be nice to see the Tory elements diluted down to even the party out a bit.
21 Sep 2019 09:12
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@Bust3d00 @Naughtynephew1 @mrjamesob I was joking, in part - the words *I* use to describe the right-wing equivalent are unprintable. But, to be fair, I'm not much kinder to the more extreme left wing elements - it is those elements that come to mind (for me) when I hear "looney left". But that's just me
21 Sep 2019 09:10
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@oisinmusic @mrjamesob The optics of it, though, are awful. And to do it - potentially - weeks before a GE? That's a poor choice. The appearance of disarray/disillusion, not to mention overturning a democratically elected position is going to be exploited by the Tories and BXP during campaigning
21 Sep 2019 09:07
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@jongibson335 @mrjamesob Wouldn't it have been better, then, to bring forward a vote on changing the rules surrounding how/when the post can be challenged? Maintain the semblance of party-unity at a critical time, when there's a GE on the way. Was Watson speaking for Remain voices really so bad?
21 Sep 2019 09:06
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@Bust3d00 @Naughtynephew1 @mrjamesob That's because most of the adjectives used for the right wing equivalents tend to be less printable than the word "loony".
21 Sep 2019 09:03
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@theryderathome @alassmith @mrjamesob Removing a post containing someone who was democratically elected by the membership because they disagree with him, but can't oust him from the post. Sure, "democratic process"...
21 Sep 2019 08:59
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@YungLambton @GrumpyUnclePet1 @mrjamesob As James pointed out earlier, this is a big "fuck you" to any moderates who viewed Labour as a broad church and were willing to lend their vote. It's Corbyn/Momentum's fundamental vision, or nothing. Fuck that
21 Sep 2019 08:58
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@YungLambton @GrumpyUnclePet1 @mrjamesob And so in order to respond to that, Labour seems to be willing to ignore democracy, by removing the post of deputy because they can't democratically oust him. That won't go against them at all when the Tories are already claiming that Remain/2nd Ref is anti-democratic right?
21 Sep 2019 08:56
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@williamshuxley @mrjamesob True, but you can be angry at them pissing away options for *us* without needing to feel any particular sympathy for Tom Watson. It's not Watson that this stupid, pointless infighting hurts most, it's anyone that wants a solid non-Tory, non-Brexit party majority next GE
21 Sep 2019 08:54
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@whoknowswhy70 @CabbagePatchCat @mrjamesob @joswinson @LibDems Quite a good example of exactly the fundamentalist attitude people are complaining about. If Labour get hammered in the polls, it won't be because of Swinson's comments (not that I think she should have made them), but because of exactly this kind of thinking.
21 Sep 2019 08:49
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@OwlEssex @mrjamesob You don't back their world view so therefore must be a tory. What could possibly go wrong with a bunch of fundamentalists running a party...
21 Sep 2019 08:23
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@whoknowswhy70 @CabbagePatchCat @mrjamesob @joswinson @LibDems Because this does so much to dissuade voters who are thinking of voting lib dem? At the moment Labour's like an asylum that's fallen to the inmates. But sure, ignore that and blame the Lib Dems
21 Sep 2019 08:20
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@DarrenDulake4 @mrjamesob True, but in reality, it's not just him - he's just the face of it. You've got momentum and his other followers too. They _probably_ are a minority but they're very vocal so liable to put people off even without JC
21 Sep 2019 08:18
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@srussell705 @phillygirl Because the news was full of examples of Russia invading the US at the time you were doing those drills right? There's a massive difference between an indentifiable and far-away threat and "a stranger might come". Did everyone who did those drills feel the same detachment as you?
20 Sep 2019 16:11
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@iWasSaynBoourns You mean shuck them? Should be able to in most cases yeah, just like with spinning rust most just have a little USB<->SATA board inside
20 Sep 2019 16:00
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The girl in the middle side-eyeing the camera looks like she's noticed the camera and realised that mum's going to know she ditched school... https://twitter.com/newscientist/status/1175041807392092160
20 Sep 2019 13:48
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@arcturax @_youhadonejob1 Not so much a barrier, as a container at that point, in fact
20 Sep 2019 13:31
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@aburone @Th3_D0c70R @blackroomsec IIRC there was a stat released in an article that said more adults died from eating tide pods than kids. Which gave someone a "bright" idea
20 Sep 2019 12:52
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@Stephen13783673 @RealSexyCyborg > Major hypocrisy Especially when you think about their approach to copyright when the US was first becoming the US. In order to let their industry develop they decided it wasn't copyrighted unless it was copyrighted in the US, so ripped off loads of books etc.
20 Sep 2019 12:44
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Tesco parking app hauled offline after exposing 10s of millions of Automatic Number Plate Recognition images https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/20/tesco_parking_app_10s_millions_anpr_photos_exposed/ via @theregister
20 Sep 2019 12:20
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So, not only did @BorisJohnson make the stupid move of throwing away his majority by kicking out people who voted against something, despite the his & ERG's own form in this regard, but he may well have done it incorrectly and have to take them back? He's Fucking useless https://twitter.com/tnewtondunn/status/1174793037211455500
20 Sep 2019 10:57
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@TheAtlantic @b_judah Doesn't a conspiracy-theory, by definition, require there to be an absence of actual proof? Not sure that applies to @carolecadwalla's work, she's been rather thorough...
20 Sep 2019 10:42
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BBC News - Conservative Party targets over-45s with Facebook Brexit ads https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49727121
20 Sep 2019 10:39
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@Timeforsurgery @jessphillips Snowflake blocked me https://twitter.com/bentasker/status/1174707102528544768/photo/1
19 Sep 2019 15:29
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@Timeforsurgery @jessphillips Presumably that's you conceding that your comment was either a) completely irrelevant to what was said b) flat out wrong You tried to be a smart-arse and failed miserably because you didn't parse what she said properly.
19 Sep 2019 15:20
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@ReaMon1815 @GaviotaKev @nrogers959 @JolyonMaugham because, for once, they've not been idiots and actually looked at the bigger picture. They've all been clear there will be a GE, once the possibility of him playing liar,liar with the election date is gone
19 Sep 2019 15:01
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@Timeforsurgery @jessphillips But she said > Lots of my constituents, many of who may have voted leave have family in Ireland How do you know the majority of Brum people with in Ireland voted Leave?
19 Sep 2019 14:59
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@Timeforsurgery @jessphillips You think the majority of her constituents in Brum have family in Ireland? They used to be the biggest minority, but were still only 4% of the population...
19 Sep 2019 14:40
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We've got an idiot as PM, and he's surrounded himself by other idiots. One of those has been in Spain threatening the EU without realising that the thing about us being a small Island, is that they can just sail around us to get to Ireland. https://twitter.com/pmdfoster/status/1174639693474017281
19 Sep 2019 14:38
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@AndrewHarbison1 @LucaHelvetica @pmdfoster @LeoVaradkar @SteveBarclay Don't tell the Brexiters that, they'll go like Captain Mainwaring hearing about the Maginot Line Mainwaring: They'll never get through the Maginot Line. Wilson: Haven't you heard... They went around the side. Mainwaring: That's a typical shabby Nazi trick!
19 Sep 2019 14:31
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@Lewishamdreamer You need to choose "Make a complaint" here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complain-online/ - and then you'll get taken through a never-ending form, with the final bit being a free-text box to type out your complaint
19 Sep 2019 13:41
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@AdAstraEU @PhilBennion Oh dear... we can't find the original A50 notification so it's not valid... do send one in when you've sorted yourself out
19 Sep 2019 13:08
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@iWasSaynBoourns I know, I particularly liked the complaint that his own words were being used against him, at that the interviewer wouldn't answer questions
19 Sep 2019 12:45
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@hacks4pancakes @initinfosec @BadassBowden Yes, & the apparent acceptance by general industry that it's OK to set it up as the *only* option, rather than also supporting U2F and TOTP at the same time. At best, you get a dedicated app which does god knows what We're building a nightmare somewhere down the road I suspect.
19 Sep 2019 12:41
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@BadassBowden With this tweet, you've actually just distracted me from coming here & and venting that UK Govt has rolled SMS based 2FA as the *only* option (well, sort of), rather than supporting U2F or TOTP as additional options. Better than nothing, but they can and should do better
19 Sep 2019 12:39
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@iWasSaynBoourns Man who no-one here's heard of says to journo *everyone* has heard of "you're trying to make a quick buck off the fact I'm popular and noone has heard of you"
19 Sep 2019 12:34
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@iWasSaynBoourns Oh god, you've got to correct that. Here's the first experience most in the UK, calling one of our most right-wing journo's a left wing activist - https://youtu.be/6VixqvOcK8E?t=808 He sounds like he breathes Helium instead of oxygen, especially at from that point when he's tantrumming
19 Sep 2019 12:33
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@drahcir_rahl @TheRegister Yeah, I wondered whether him not being in the loop was part of it too - particularly, as you say, as he could potentially have shot or otherwise injured them, not knowing it was an exercise. The timings issue odd too - if it's 6am-6pm, what were they thinking going at midnight
19 Sep 2019 12:01
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@drahcir_rahl @TheRegister Yeah, particularly the > I advised them that this building belonged to the taxpayers of Dallas county and the state had no authority to authorize a break-in That sounds very much like "you're in my county, how dare the *state*". They ventured into his little empire...
19 Sep 2019 11:52
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@iWasSaynBoourns Did dream you hear his puppet-like voice as you read them?
19 Sep 2019 11:44
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@wardie2 @johnleremainer @afneil Of the Government, not of Parliament. It's not law,it has all the weight of a political promise. Therefore it's not legally binding. He's right, you're wrong. Doesn't mean it should be easily discarded, but if we're talking legality, the promise was nothing.
19 Sep 2019 10:24
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@lukkylemec @ShaneSays3 @mrjamesob Unfortunately, that distraction does seem to have been quite effective.
19 Sep 2019 09:58
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@lukkylemec @ShaneSays3 @mrjamesob I think a big part of the reason there's a debate around this, is that certain (right-wing) personalities have been using "why would he leave his child's side" to try and undermine his position and distract from the real stories - the NHS is fucked, and the PM is a lying toerag
19 Sep 2019 09:57
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Remember that security probe that ended with a sheriff cuffing the pen testers? The contract is now public so you can decide who screwed up https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/19/iowa_pentester_update/ via @theregister
19 Sep 2019 09:37
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@lukkylemec @ShaneSays3 @mrjamesob Even if you're sat there raging that they nearly died, yet there was *no-one* about to help last night? I'd be pissed & if I saw someone coming in with press, I'd want to have my say about the state of it. few mins away having a rant _could_ help avoid someone else waiting hours
19 Sep 2019 09:23
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@Dodgehk @mattholehouse @davidallengreen That's probably why there's a case in the Scottish Courts asking them to sign an extension request on his behalf if he won't. Doesn't quite solve it on it's own, as there's other stuff that would need to happen - but thought has obviously been given to that eventuality
19 Sep 2019 09:13
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@JossoJohn @Fendweller @Otto_English She could even have used the BBC's odd "both sides" approach and put forward fantastical arguments against his claims. Instead she gave arguments that attack the speaker - "He's a labour activist", and then sub-tweeted him, inviting brigading. That's not journalism...
19 Sep 2019 09:09
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@OllyB1972 @MikeHornby84 @mrjamesob Bearing in mind she has a lot of followers, most of whom probably wouldn't search for him themselves. With her tweet, it's one click and they're there. High-follower-count accounts need to put actual thought into what they amplify, even if this *was* actually innocent
19 Sep 2019 09:02
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@OllyB1972 @MikeHornby84 @mrjamesob Flip it on it's head - did she need to do that? Did it add anything? Or did it just expose a man already under pressure (sick kid) to direct interactions from a mob? IMO the aim was to clumsily distract attention away from the PM.
19 Sep 2019 09:01
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We all watched Uber failing to deal with similar shit. 9 times out of 10, if a company is a "disruptive tech" co, it's because they're cutting important corners to keep their costs lower than the competition. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/18/rape_survivor_sues_lyft/ via @theregister
19 Sep 2019 07:22
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Seems like these are rather hollow words when delivered *after* setting hordes of nutters on a guy who dared express his frustration at the PM https://twitter.com/GuidoFawkes/status/1174366991219646464
18 Sep 2019 19:17
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@VotedThe @OmarSalem @Twitter Did you check whether they spend any of that overseas first?
18 Sep 2019 19:13
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@fjcruiserdxb @bbclaurak You'll be pleased to know the judges asked about that. They werecurious as to how parliament is to scrutinise the Government whilst prorogued. The answer was "they'll have to do it after the fact". Not overly convincing as an answer that
18 Sep 2019 18:53
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@RoseWorthesee @Cominagetcha @fitzstuart @bbclaurak Thats the argument the govts side has made, and not very convincingly. Timescales are tight and VoNC results in a relatively long timescale playing out. Also, this isn't strictly a question of confidence but of the powers of the executive vs Parliaments supervision
18 Sep 2019 18:49
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This isn't ok. This is a senior BBC journo trying to distract people away from what's actually happening, and targetting someone because they dared speak up when the opportunity arose. @BBCNews do you have ethics standards? How do you justify this? https://twitter.com/bbclaurak/status/1174318564397985793
18 Sep 2019 17:19
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So, he didn't mean the Pedo guy claim, didn't expect anyone else to believe it, but spent $50K digging into this guys past to try and prove it, and sent a journalist an off-the-record tip - essentially rumour spreading? Sorry, Musk is full of shit https://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1569951
18 Sep 2019 17:08
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Analytics exec nicked as Ecuador tries to rush through privacy laws after massive data leak https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/18/novaestrat_exec_arrested_ecuador_data_leak/ via @theregister
18 Sep 2019 16:54
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That's my MP that is. This constituency has never *not* been Tory, since it's creation. Hopefully that's going to change very soon https://twitter.com/ahddrv/status/1174016675055833088
18 Sep 2019 15:25
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Don't know what @theregister are complaining about, seems to be quite accurate with a picture of @BorisJohnson. Seems to identify another pic of @nigel_farage as a "Cigar Smoker", which isn't the phrase I'd use, but... https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/18/imagenet_roulette/ https://twitter.com/bentasker/status/1174226432584818689/photo/1
18 Sep 2019 07:39
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When it eventually leaks just *how* invasive and extensive this surveillance is, I suspect the new fashion is going to be face masks for a while BBC News - Live facial recognition surveillance 'must stop' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49726101
18 Sep 2019 07:33
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@theSun are scum #dontbuythesun https://twitter.com/GreensladeR/status/1173870942386348034
18 Sep 2019 07:19
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@rtxtec @tezisold @10DowningStreet Unless you're suggesting we bring back Capital punishment, but only for murder? An eye for an eye and all that?
17 Sep 2019 18:23
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@rtxtec @tezisold @10DowningStreet Here's a US centric write up - non death penalty states have lower murder rates per capita than death penalty states. If you want to talk recidivsm - Norway 20%, US 76.6%. The difference? US is punitive above all else, Norway focuses on rehab https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/facts-and-research/murder-rates/murder-rate-of-death-penalty-states-compared-to-non-death-penalty-states
17 Sep 2019 18:22
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@10DowningStreet https://twitter.com/joncstone/status/1173878174058536960 Going to give the victims of Saudi bombing a voice? I jest, Boris couldn't face 75 protestors, much less something serious
17 Sep 2019 16:50
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@rtxtec @tezisold @10DowningStreet Number of murders is shown to increase where the death penalty is an option though, as those committing other capital crimes are more likely to tidy loose ends to avoid getting caught. It's not quite as simple as it sounds
17 Sep 2019 16:46
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@Mythic_Beasts @123reg You can link directly to comments on el reg - it's linked at the timestamp: #c_3872232' target=_blank rel='nofollow noopener'>https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/all/2019/09/16/123reg_namesco_uk_domains/#c_3872232
17 Sep 2019 16:15
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HP printer small print says kit phones home data on whatever you print – and then some https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/17/hp_inc_printer_privacy_policy/ via @theregister
17 Sep 2019 15:37
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@GlenRichmond5 @KateLeah @tacticks @bodmansjaxs @acgrayling Because no Brexiter account has the words "I block FBPE" on their profile? Sure, blocking and lists is only on the remainer side, and there's no leave echo chamber. We're on social media, echo chambers are a massive problem on both sides
17 Sep 2019 14:44
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I too think this is an anti-twat thing rather than an anti-English thing. https://twitter.com/dontbrexitfixit/status/1173709714393378817
17 Sep 2019 14:16
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@chrisponty @Dr_DerekScott @JamesMelville Someone I used to work with argued that we should build a new Parliament outside London, and build a set of barracks that the MPs would live out of. It is hard to agree with the underlying principle in that, but I think you'd put off some otherwise good candidates
17 Sep 2019 14:00
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@nickreeves9876 @kate_edmonds_EU @JamesMelville Not necessarily, some insurance providers get a bit funny about unpaid "work", so things like liability insurance then come into question. It's not a simple question to answer, so better to have a small exemption and then punish abuses hard
17 Sep 2019 13:58
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@SeanWrightSec No worries, good luck!
17 Sep 2019 13:12
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@SeanWrightSec tshark -i eth0 -Y "ssl.handshake" -T fields -e ssl.handshake.extensions_server_name Suggests it's being set correctly, might be worth checking against your attempt tho
17 Sep 2019 12:59
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@SeanWrightSec Ahhh, hang on, the answer may be in the title. You said when you tested with s_client you had to use -servername to get the right certificate. The title suggests requests doesn't set the SNI name correctly/at all. Let me test that
17 Sep 2019 12:56
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@SeanWrightSec Hmmm, odd. Does it work with other modules (i.e. not requests?) What's the backtrace you're getting? I assume fairly non-specific
17 Sep 2019 12:47
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@SeanWrightSec Have you checked using s_client or similar? Possible the cert chain is incomplete?
17 Sep 2019 12:38
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@SeanWrightSec It does support SANs yes. I wasn't actually sure, but just tested against a name that only exists in the SANs and it worked fine >>> r = requests.get("https://" + domain + "/") >>> print(r) <Response [403]>
17 Sep 2019 12:37
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@TonyJonez @IanDunt Even then, there are worse things I guess. Look up how the definition of Santorum came into being
17 Sep 2019 11:49
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@SeanWrightSec Yes, being able to login is near useless if everything else has CSRF protections. It's too often the other way round though - so if you already have a valid session (i.e. no need to login), it's possible to hit config pages and make changes silently.
17 Sep 2019 11:21
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@SeanWrightSec to get to things I couldn't normally access (like your router's login page or stuff over your corporate VPN etc). I used to make legitimate use of CSRF in a password manager - meant I had a link I could click to automatically be logged in. Utility of that is both great & scary
17 Sep 2019 09:47
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@SeanWrightSec I can still try a limited amount of credential stuffing, by embedding various cred combi's and using JS events and the like to see if any are successful. Basically, the answer to your question is that CSRF vulns allow me to use you as a pivot 3/
17 Sep 2019 09:46
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@SeanWrightSec logged in - the bit I care about here being that your browser now has a valid session to the router. So then I can start to embed URL's that execute commands on the router router.home/enable_wan_access or whatever. Now, if you *don't* have a current session/remember me 2/
17 Sep 2019 09:43
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@SeanWrightSec Only if I can access that page directly *and* I know the creds. If you visit my site iamevil.invalid and I embed an image/iframe with url router.home/login then your browser goes to that. If you've an active session on it (or a remember me cookie) then you'll end up 1/
17 Sep 2019 09:41
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It'll almost certainly turn out to be deeply flawed... but will still be 1000x better than @twittersupport's attempts at moderation. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/17/twitter_bullying_classifier/ via @theregister
17 Sep 2019 09:03
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Bull-fucking-shit. Didn't he use the words "child rapist" in the buzzfeed email? https://twitter.com/alanohnsman/status/1173698399494795264
16 Sep 2019 20:52
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Just as Ecuador thought it had seen the back of leaks, over 20m citizen records are exposed https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/16/ecuador_big_old_data_leak_includes_assange/ via @theregister
16 Sep 2019 20:48
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@AlecMuffett I got ID'd for glue gun sticks in Maplin when I was younger...
16 Sep 2019 20:28
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Your boss ran away, the day after likening himself to the incredible hulk, and after a concerted campaign of calling Corbyn chicken. No lie you tell today can change that, so maybe just have a quiet beer instead https://twitter.com/DanielJHannan/status/1173608259032440833
16 Sep 2019 18:38
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@lainey_rainy @Checkl_123 @martin_sok @TheHackersNews Yeah I think the Op on the mailthread only tested on Android, reading between the lines. Yeah, I don't see it being anywhere near a priority for Whatsapp, if anything it's refreshing they've actually been upfront & said "nah" rather than sending it to rot in a ticketing system
16 Sep 2019 16:50
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@biscuitsgod @tnewtondunn He obviously figured he'd threaten to leave and just before he did they'd change his mind. Sneaky fucks got wind though and called his bluff so he had to go through with it. Seems he only has one negotiating position
16 Sep 2019 16:27
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@lainey_rainy @Checkl_123 @martin_sok @TheHackersNews But only sort of, depending on what your expectations around this actually are. There's been a fairly interesting conversation about it unfolding on oss-sec for a few days - https://mailarchives.bentasker.co.uk/Mirrors/OSSSec/2019/09-Sep/msg00017.html
16 Sep 2019 15:27
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Nice https://twitter.com/farbodsaraf/status/1173106720534609920
16 Sep 2019 15:12
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@rik_ferguson Same here, wouldn't even cross my mind "oh, I don't want to be left alone with her... what if". Although, to be fair, my wife used to be my co-worker, but then she got promoted above me, so we weren't always strictly equals
16 Sep 2019 14:53
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@iWasSaynBoourns Good for you. Shouldn't need doing though, particularly as a lot of people wouldn't feel comfortable doing it. What is it with people's need to crowd others? If we're in a queue, you're no closer to the front time wise pressed against someones back than half a pace back
16 Sep 2019 14:48
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@iWasSaynBoourns aware of people are in relation to me. There's no need for the majority of the proximity, even before they start feeling at liberty to lay hands on a stranger. None of us need a bubble around us, just a respectful distance
16 Sep 2019 14:29
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@iWasSaynBoourns Somewhere there's probably some advice being given that being tactile helps build a rapport. Even if you assume the best intentions, some people are *way* too touchy feely around strangers. I've got a buggered knee, and knocking me can cause a lot of pain, so I tend to be very 1/
16 Sep 2019 14:28
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@identit16605529 @JamesRiley18 @Moragbackto60 @Crashed7 @sturdyAlex @suey2y That's kind of how I feel. I wouldn't have liked CU/SM but it would have been an acceptable compromise. The middle ground's been well and truly salted though, so we're left fostering stuff that grows in the extremes
16 Sep 2019 14:18
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@HannahAlOthman Perhaps it's the noise he doesn't like? What happened to the crowdfunder to constantly play saxophone badly outside No-10? Might be more effective than expected
16 Sep 2019 14:17
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@iWasSaynBoourns I get pissed when a stranger just interrupts my thought process with "cheer up" or "it might never happen", or comments about my hair. Luckily, don't have to deal with strangers touching me (WTaF? are they thinking). Least not any more, younger me grabbed occasionally
16 Sep 2019 14:14
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@Mythic_Beasts @nahosting 😂
16 Sep 2019 14:01
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@Mythic_Beasts @nahosting Oh, I know you guys do :) I was completely dumbfounded when I found 123 didn't... Spent quite a lot of time assuming I was just in the wrong view, but... no.
16 Sep 2019 13:36
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@nahosting Probably not, I've been moving over to @Mythic_Beasts & am quite happy with them. It's only the few names remaining at 123-reg now. Question tho: Does your DNS allow users to delegate a zone out (i.e. create NS's for a label), if so you're better than 123 straight off the bat ;)
16 Sep 2019 13:15
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@bridportshakesp @Oliver_Letwin @sturdyAlex At least yours has represented you I guess. Mine's just stepped into Amber Rudd's shoes. I've always said, at local scale she's pretty good, but she's a disaster at national scale. Not once has she voted against the party line - even now.
16 Sep 2019 13:12
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@JamesRiley18 @identit16605529 @Moragbackto60 @Crashed7 @sturdyAlex @suey2y far more care than it actually got - hence the mocking it received. It's easy for others to portray as muddled. LD's position is unequivocal so doesn't suffer that. As someone else pointed out, it also helps Labour by making a 2nd ref the "moderate" position.
16 Sep 2019 13:10
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@JamesRiley18 @identit16605529 @Moragbackto60 @Crashed7 @sturdyAlex @suey2y > Theresa May’s red lines Couldn't agree more, and for all the people shouting "un-democratic" on the Brexit side, they tend to ignore the fact we got no say in these lines. Labour's approach makes sense, but the optics are so very, very bad. The way it was presented needed 1/
16 Sep 2019 13:08
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@123regHelp @123reg @naemsco @Nominet @TheRegister At the time of activation the domains were free of charge, why are you auto-renewing *any* of them rather than sending advance notifications instead? I have one showing as expiring in Oct, currently set not to renew. I can be sure that's not going to change?
16 Sep 2019 13:06
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@bridportshakesp @Oliver_Letwin @sturdyAlex If it turns out they are still liars, we can vote them out in a few years. Can't undo Brexit quite so easily. I'm thoroughly pissed off with Corbyn anyway, and SNP's not an option down here, so I'll be holding my nose and voting LD But, I'm in a Tory safe seat... so...
16 Sep 2019 13:01
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@Dgmlinc1 @sturdyAlex Taking your argument though, when the maj. of the country voted for parties who's manifest said they'd avoid no-deal, how's it fair that we're still at risk of being taken out ND? Personally, I'd rather a 2nd referendum instead, but the brexiters have tried to make that poison
16 Sep 2019 12:52
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@suey2y @markcduffell @Crashed7 @sturdyAlex I think everyone, including the LibDems agrees that a single issue vote - a referendum - would be vastly preferable to a GE. That's why they back a referendum if it's possible to do so before a GE, but will have a clear message in a GE. Seems the most logical approach tbh
16 Sep 2019 12:45
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@Crashed7 @AmblingJohn @sturdyAlex @suey2y On ignoring half the population, we're now so polarised I don't think there's an option that doesn't ignore a significant %age. Labour's triangulation approach has failed and hurt them nastily in Euros and Locals. Tories & BXP ignore >= 50%. There isn't a clean answer IMO
16 Sep 2019 12:43
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@Crashed7 @AmblingJohn @sturdyAlex @suey2y You can, sort of. Parliament can still overrule it (sovereign... duh), but the difference is in the wording in the enabling act - it needs to make it clear the intention is for it to be binding. MPs were given leaflets saying it'd be advisory & the wording isn't there *shrug*
16 Sep 2019 12:42
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@JamesRiley18 @identit16605529 @Moragbackto60 @Crashed7 @sturdyAlex @suey2y > Bringing the country back together Can you name a party you think is going to achieve that in the short term? Brexit Party aint it, Tories under Boris. I'm not convinced Labour's the one either. None of those are going to stop the deabte/arguments post-brexit/revocation
16 Sep 2019 12:41
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@Mythic_Beasts Oh fuck no. Be curious to see the methodology for their survey though, how do you accurately survey traffic that *by definition* exists on loopback only? It's not like advertising 1.2.3.4 briefly and seeing what comes in
16 Sep 2019 12:10
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@QuiteSevereHook @ThePoke @mrjamesob @mrchrisaddison @sarajcox @caitlinmoran @seanjonesqc @PhelpsieSarah I replied to more than a few asking them to tweet out how much they were donating before, in case someone else wanted to fill the void. Crickets. Some of the accounts complaining almost certainly weren't really people either - perfect practice for bot farms
16 Sep 2019 10:45
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@cabinetofficeuk statement says this is about "Improving experience" whilst failing to explain how locking more information away & demanding that citizens turns over more PII achieves that. A better experience means not using Verify https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/16/pushing_verify_in_brexit_plans_more_about_saving_troubled_project/ via @theregister
16 Sep 2019 10:24
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So, @borisjohnson is going to go to the EU, tell them he's going to break UK law & then expects them to negotiate in good faith with him, just after he's signalled he doesn't respect the rule of law? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49709430
16 Sep 2019 10:12
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Obviously @123reg and @naemsco deserve the kicking they're getting for this customer-hostile move, but never forget it's the broken @nominet thats at the heart of this - not so much a regional registrar as a cynical money grabbing org now https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/16/123reg_namesco_uk_domains/ via @theregister
16 Sep 2019 09:33
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@blackroomsec though different strokes for different folks, I've no expectations that anyone (let alone everyone) should feel comfortable taking that approach vs blocking. I don't even think blocking is the wrong way, it's just not the right way for me.
16 Sep 2019 08:57
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@blackroomsec Always thought that while blocking gives *you* a respite, it's only really hiding the problem. A dedicated harasser sits there still tweeting about you, its just not in your notifications any more Some might ask where the harm in that is, but like you, I prefer to hit it head on
16 Sep 2019 08:56
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@blackroomsec Also, genuinely chuckling that you effectively amplified in order to tweet a complaint about being moaned at for amplifying. That's a straight-up fuck-you attitude 👍
16 Sep 2019 08:25
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@blackroomsec I mean, amplification *can* be a problem when abused. But it doesn't logically follow that all amplification is problematic, especially when you're not the one slinging bullshit about. There are times to be the bigger person, but tolerating intolerance allows it to thrive
16 Sep 2019 08:21
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@sneezysnooze I've noticed that some I've replied to are particularly bad at replying to things which require the context of tweets that came slightly earlier in that same thread. Suggests at least some of this "outrage" is manufactured and originates from a setup more akin to a call-centre
16 Sep 2019 08:16
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@HelenHu72755540 @jonjo_6969 @tnewtondunn @JPonpolitics I don't want to bore you with a long thread detailing them, so I'll give 2 examples that you can google if you decide you want to. There's the secret Phorm trials (Labour govt), and the govts approach to prescribed medicine being transported in the schengen area.
15 Sep 2019 18:15
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@HelenHu72755540 @jonjo_6969 @tnewtondunn @JPonpolitics No, I agree we're unlikely to change each other's minds. But, to answer your question - there have been instances where the UK govt have ignored the law, to the detriment of citizens, and it's taken the EU saying "Oi" to get things sorted. That's Labour & Tory govts btw
15 Sep 2019 18:14
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@MRKCHALONER @RNLI @lautowns That's fine. You still didn't need to pop up and slag off someone who's decided they are going to donate. That's the act of a prick, not of someone charitable
15 Sep 2019 18:11
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@PeterWalker59 @FahAunty @RNLI @MailOnline @thetimes So let the kids drown because the adults in that country set/follow some oppressive rules? That's what your aegument boils down to. The kids don't get a say. In an ideal world, that oppression wouldn't exist, but unless you're suggesting we let them all drown until they change?
15 Sep 2019 18:10
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@iWasSaynBoourns I periodically remember about HB and go look, I don't think there have been many I've bought that haven't been luck rather than me remembering to check. More free resources would always be good though time's always the real challenge :(
15 Sep 2019 17:55
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@iWasSaynBoourns I followed you like 20mins ago, and it's paid off already... nice, thanks
15 Sep 2019 17:51
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@chrimpsy @Cyber_Cox @malanalysis > turning off last seen and read receipts *everywhere* That tends to be my advice even without a threat - you gain nothing of value from them being on & if a threat does arise you're feeding them info from the outset. Basically, thats a long way of saying couldn't agree more
15 Sep 2019 17:46
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@MRKCHALONER @RNLI @lautowns You seem to have skipped over the tweet I was replying to, here's a shot to nudge your memory. Want to be better at being charitable? Don't reply to a thread just to slag someone off for having donated. https://twitter.com/bentasker/status/1173288463342473217/photo/1
15 Sep 2019 17:32
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if (ENV.test_mode) { emissions.stop(); } Not sure if it'll be OSS, but here's my contribution 😀 Volkswagen’s bold plan to create a new car operating system https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/09/volkswagen-audi-porsche-vw-group-plans-one-os-to-rule-them-all/
15 Sep 2019 17:28
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@MRKCHALONER @RNLI @lautowns And you felt the need to express that by popping up and critiquing someone because they decided to donate? What a big big generous man you are...
15 Sep 2019 17:20
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@donttelllies_ @HughesJaques @TrippyPip @RNLI @MailOnline @thetimes I think so too, he's obviously not looked hard enough. Particularly as he's jumped straight to FBPE as a conclusion. Must be fairly soft if he thought that was an attempt to intimidate though. Certainly wouldn't do well at sea... all the same, block n move on
15 Sep 2019 17:18
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@HelenHu72755540 @jonjo_6969 @tnewtondunn @JPonpolitics Let me turn your question on its head, helps explain my position a bit too. Do you trust Boris & co to do the best for Britain following no-deal? Factoring in both incompetence and greed, I think we're going to be objectively worse off. The EU isn't perfect, but its a safety net
15 Sep 2019 17:15
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@PeterWalker59 @FahAunty @RNLI @MailOnline @thetimes Burkinis do save lives if wearing one is the only way a child will be allowed to learn to swim. It's not a hard thing to grasp. Doesn't mean they agree with Burkini's, they're prioritising saving lives as they should be
15 Sep 2019 17:08
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@Yotboyo @RNLI @MailOnline @thetimes Please detail how much your regular donation was, I'm sure someone with a conscience will happily take over sending that amount for you
15 Sep 2019 17:05
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@MRKCHALONER @RNLI @lautowns You really are a miserable fuck stain aren't you? She's donating, what are you doing for the world except spewing poison? Do the world a favour and go mutter about commies and 'PC' somewhere else
15 Sep 2019 17:01
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@HughesJaques @donttelllies_ @TrippyPip @RNLI @MailOnline @thetimes I note you've got the Brexit vanity tag in your name. Want Britain to be a world leader in our post-Brexit world? This is a prime fucking example of the expertise we can "lead the way" with.
15 Sep 2019 16:57
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@HughesJaques @donttelllies_ @TrippyPip @RNLI @MailOnline @thetimes And they are not taking any men out of boats. Can you read? Or has the mention of foreign incensed you to the point of being unable to comprehend. I've donated to RNLI quite a lot, and I'm perfectly happy with them savings lives in this manner. Take your faux outrage and bog off
15 Sep 2019 16:56
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That's a pretty impressive bit of theory... Trampoline mirror may push laser pulse through fabric of the Universe  https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/09/trampoline-mirror-may-push-laser-pulse-through-fabric-of-the-universe/
15 Sep 2019 16:32
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@PaulGWesson @LeftyBanker @JolyonMaugham @joannaccherry But, sure blame Parliament for the fact the executive has taken away their ability to represent you by all means. Remains to be seen if it's legal, but politically it is as foul as fuck, and sets a nasty precedent. If he did re-prorogue? Even worse
15 Sep 2019 16:07
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@PaulGWesson @LeftyBanker @JolyonMaugham @joannaccherry Because cancelling the recess would make no difference at that point? The decision had already been made to prorogue and the dates announced. "We won't take a break when we're already on break", bit pointless wouldn't you say?
15 Sep 2019 16:06
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@davidschneider @damocrat Nah man, they're all Project Hope man, I'm tellin ya
15 Sep 2019 15:31
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Has anyone offered to lend @SteveBarclay some DVDs yet so that he can understand why his comments on Hulk are being mocked so much?
15 Sep 2019 14:57
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@blackroomsec The really sad thing is, it's so clear you're not making these up and have received messages fittimg that MO. Even sadder is I've seen other peoples replies which fit so nicely into these boxes. Don't *think* I've fallen into any myself. Least I really fucking hope not...
15 Sep 2019 14:54
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So there are now 2 parties with clear unequivocal policies - Brexit Party and Lib Dems, whilst the 2 main parties fluster and fudge about. BBC News - Lib Dems pledge to cancel Brexit if they win general election https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49706643
15 Sep 2019 14:45
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@davidallengreen Are you suggesting one of us write you a twitter bot to do just that?
15 Sep 2019 14:37
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@markrowantree @chrissieA2 @AdamWagner1 At the moment, who the hell would ypu trust to write it? We already know we're shit at referendums, so getting people to vote on the draft is a challenge in itself
15 Sep 2019 14:34
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@Cambslive @A14Info I saw these too. They came on shortly after Parliament passed the bill to try and prevent that being the case. Cheeky sods.
15 Sep 2019 14:28
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@HelenHu72755540 @jonjo_6969 @tnewtondunn @JPonpolitics Why would *Steve Barclay* lie to try and get these mythical Lisbon Treaty changes to kick in? He's a brexit nut. Btw, if you don't trust MPs or the EU, read the treaty. There's no magical change coming, it's lies spread to sow distrust - a classic psyops tactic
15 Sep 2019 14:25
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@10DowningStreet Has Boris managed to remember which number hes going to claim we'll save per week this time? Thanks for putting back some of the stuff the Tories have systematically stripped though. If you could also return the rest and tell fewer porkies?
15 Sep 2019 14:13
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@knoweuro @JolyonMaugham @joannaccherry So while I think the prorogue was wrong and a worrying sign of where we could be headed, I also think something good may come of it as it's galvanised the opposition
15 Sep 2019 14:10
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@knoweuro @JolyonMaugham @joannaccherry I agree there's a risk they're being short-sighted here, though there is a significant time pressure for parties that want to offer something that requires us not to have left yet. Additional time pressure was added by the prorogue. Without that, I think they'd be arguing still
15 Sep 2019 14:09
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@PaulGWesson @LeftyBanker @JolyonMaugham @joannaccherry They couldve voted not to recess, and the signs were that it was going to *at least* be shortened. That option was removed from them though. The idea this is just about 4 days is Cummings originated spin.
15 Sep 2019 14:06
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@knoweuro @JolyonMaugham @joannaccherry Most Brexiters opposed the WA - more of them opposed it than the 'rebels' who were kicked out. If you believe its really just 4 days you've been misled. Parliament could have voted not to recess, they get no say in prorogue. *If* they do re-prorogue, how does it affect your view?
15 Sep 2019 14:05
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Reminder: It's none of their fucking business Richard. Were you one of the whingers when Obama dared comment? What about when the EU comment? Whether Brexit happens is up to us, and it's far from a settled matter https://twitter.com/TiceRichard/status/1173220846195892224
15 Sep 2019 14:01
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@CatherallDaniel @GeorgePeretzQC They're sick and tired of experts though, so rather than a proper psychiatrist they'd just get the assessment done by a casualty actor who'll give them a clean bill of health as instructed
15 Sep 2019 13:46
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@GeorgePeretzQC Sounds like legal advice from someone soon to be facing disbarment in fact...
15 Sep 2019 13:44
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@knoweuro @JolyonMaugham @joannaccherry they don't trust Johnson/Cummings not to switch dates to force No-Deal. Given the lies he's been caught telling so far, and the constitutional novelties being employed, can you really blame them? I'm sure we'll get our GE soon enough, though it won't be on his terms
15 Sep 2019 13:41
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@knoweuro @JolyonMaugham @joannaccherry Is this case not about ensuring Parliament gets opportunity to "get a grip". How's it to do that if Johnson (re)suspends Parliament and they're not sitting? The point is, you can be right without it meaning this case is wrong. The reasons for refusing GE have been made clear btw
15 Sep 2019 13:39
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@JWGarratt @PaulGWesson @JolyonMaugham @joannaccherry He's making stuff up, that's what he's doing. The question was one of constitutional law
15 Sep 2019 13:34
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@PaulGWesson @LeftyBanker @JolyonMaugham @joannaccherry So you *want* your MP to not be allowed to represent your view? Or pushfor improvements to your life in general? That's a pretty flawed approach to democracy. My MP's very leavey and I'm still incensed that she's been silenced.
15 Sep 2019 13:31
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@Starcourse @lewis_goodall Possibly. I suspect they feel there's some political gain they feel they can milk from him being perceived as having ignored it, even if technically he's really worked around (or even complied with) it. The choice of word is probably chosen as likely to work well with his base
15 Sep 2019 13:22
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@Starcourse @lewis_goodall Quite right too. Only thing is, this one *is* an Act of Parliament, and therefore is the law. It's received Royal Assent and is now the law of the land. So he needs to abide by it right?
15 Sep 2019 09:10
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@Brexit__Greg @NESAmstradPlayr @JoustingJim @lewis_goodall If you were an adult you'd recognise the importance of discourse in a democracy. Only idiots & dictators deal in absolutes Most adults would probably also recognise that someone relying on catchphrases ("project fear") whilst talking in absolutes is probably trying to play them
15 Sep 2019 09:08
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@JennyLeeKendall @SkyNews @adamboultonSKY Either way though, it'll probably be a while before we get back to proper business, as there'll be the fallout to deal with after whatever happens, happens. I suspect that at least half the country is going to be severely pissed off either way.
15 Sep 2019 09:02
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@JennyLeeKendall @SkyNews @adamboultonSKY The Tories are probably pretty fucked tho. If you support ND, why would you vote for Boris rather than BXP? If you don't support ND, why would you risk voting Boris? Labour have a similar, if slightly-less polarised issue too, though they've been clarifying their position a bit
15 Sep 2019 09:00
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@JennyLeeKendall @SkyNews @adamboultonSKY There *will* be plenty that don't make it back - on both sides of the debate. The most likely outcome at the moment, is that we get another hung parliament, and more of the same endless shit. Votes for both Leave & Remain are split across parties
15 Sep 2019 08:58
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@Lozpoedia @JolyonMaugham Yes, but that's better than a bunch of elected MEPs deciding on rules that nations then have a choice about implementing. Somehow... but... but EU army *blather*
15 Sep 2019 08:55
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> defy a new act of parliament and refuse to discuss or accept any offer Seems particularly stupid when @JolyonMaugham & co have a case running asking a court to submit the extension request if Johnson won't Almost like its just more Cummings bullshit. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/15/johnson-to-defy-benn-bill-quit-31-october-come-what-may
15 Sep 2019 08:49
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You know... you can tell our level of conversation around cannabis has improved when even the local rag seems to be more focused on outrage at the fly-tipping aspect rather than the weed aspect. More marijuana roots found dumped in region https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/politics/illegal-plant-roots-found-fly-tipped-in-suffolk-1-6267765
15 Sep 2019 08:46
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@norbert1066 @suecresswell01 @BorisJohnson ^ This is something I wouldn't mind seeing proper polling on. I get why some back no-deal (though I disagree). What I don't get is why *anyone* would trust something they considered so important to Boris and his cabinet of liars & cretins. What %age back Boris & back no-deal?
15 Sep 2019 08:38
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BBC News - Facebook removes altered Conservative advertisement https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49701027
14 Sep 2019 19:05
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@JennyLeeKendall @SkyNews @adamboultonSKY Just a GE is unlikely to change the parliamentary arithmetic much, so we'll end up back here. Have a 2nd ref, followed by a GE where the parties campaign on *how* they'll implement. Not perfect, but reduces the issue
14 Sep 2019 16:52
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@BermudaBat @matteous_ @SkyNews @adamboultonSKY Except its not a worst case is it? The govt's lies have already been shown up on that front, it's the base scenario.
14 Sep 2019 16:49
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@blackroomsec @bl4ckc1ph3rs3c > I was toxic for defending myself. I know this case is different, but thats a common MO for abusers - it's the victim's fault for x. Casual acceptance of that rather than critical thought is how others around let them get away with it. Sometimes we really suck as a species
14 Sep 2019 16:34
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@flurry62 @HeelyBarker @KateWilton1 @prydwen3 So having invoked Nazi germany you're saying you're willing to fall into the same trap as some of the Germans did? Never mind their other policies eh, the baby barbecue party promised to give us Brexit
14 Sep 2019 15:07
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@flurry62 @HeelyBarker @KateWilton1 @prydwen3 So you're basing your argument on a made-up lie circulatedby nutters? Please explain why, if Russia did kick off, British forces wouldn't be sent even without a mythical EU army? Note too that many of those who tell those lies support conscription in the form of national service
14 Sep 2019 15:05
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@flurry62 @HeelyBarker @KateWilton1 @prydwen3 We're not there yet, but we're a damn sight closer than the EU as a whole, than Germany is now, or really any EU member. That's not just Johnson/Farage of course, our Government has been granting itself unprecedented power for some time, but it's where we're at
14 Sep 2019 14:08
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@flurry62 @HeelyBarker @KateWilton1 @prydwen3 Quite a few people *are* watching this space, the UK, and getting quite worried at some of the similarities in approach. OK, you support Brexit, but that aside do you support Johnson's tactics? What about Farage's non-brexit policies? What about politicians lying fluently?
14 Sep 2019 14:07
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Hadn't seen this before. When cultural differences and a desire to be brief collide spectacularly https://twitter.com/BashStKid/status/1172814129570242562
14 Sep 2019 12:27
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@TwitterSupport's standards on what is and isn't acceptable is all kinds of fucked up https://twitter.com/damocrat/status/1172799988818202624
14 Sep 2019 12:13
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@damocrat They seem to take particular exception to that word. What I found frustrating is how one-sided they're appeals process is, I still say the rule they jailed for me for doesn't apply - https://www.bentasker.co.uk/blog/opinion/478-twitter-jail-my-memoirs - but you get no feedback at all except "appeal denied"
14 Sep 2019 12:11
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@RobinShipston @davidallengreen Yes, as well as occasionally taking a common view and then treating the extreme view as equal. I swear if they had an interview about leg bruises, certain shows would have 2 people on there arguing, unchallenged, that we should all be amputees to avoid bruising our shins
14 Sep 2019 10:05
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And, with time, the impact legal streaming services have had on piracy will start to diminish again - the markets becoming fragmented, and overpriced, because they're recreating the US Cable model. Then they'll blame piracy for lost profits and insist something must be done https://twitter.com/AndrewYee2/status/1172787568154423296
14 Sep 2019 10:02
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@RobinShipston @davidallengreen I mean, that's part of it, but the media needs to carry it's part of the blame too. The job of an interviewer is to hold the politician to account, yet how often are we seeing Farage given a platform with no challenge to blatant lies?
14 Sep 2019 09:45
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@manctofu @davidallengreen @the3million Yep exactly that, given the "importance" of a binding referendum, but presented to MPs as non-binding (remember those leaflets?) and implemented as such. The arrogant ballbag only made those promises because he was sure he'd win
14 Sep 2019 09:42
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@PhillWatson1970 @DanielJHannan Not _even_ 35% of the people who voted. That's 35% of *Leavers* within the sample. 26% of those who voted. Assuming the sample is representative, of course.
14 Sep 2019 09:40
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@InfoSecHotSpot > Installed encryption hardware in some of these overseas places in violation of the law Ouch. Bearing in mind the limited range of places that's an issue under US law, very ouch
13 Sep 2019 15:52
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@Profiessor @GuitarMoog @IanDunt Yep, you really really miss it. I _still_ miss smoking. I know stopping was good, but advice like "you'll be happy you stopped" rings hollow.
13 Sep 2019 15:30
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@GuitarMoog @Profiessor @IanDunt Every time (yeah I know) I've given up in the past, the success has come because of this - giving myself the choice. Always having some baccy and rizla on me, then later in the car glovebox. Same when I switched to vaping, pouch was nearby, then in the car, then garage
13 Sep 2019 15:04
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@mcardle_bob @Knightcider @IanDunt That's how percentages work, but not how vape juice works - you tend to do the conversion on a per mL basis. To convert from mg/mL to %age you multiply mg by 10: 5% x 10 50mg/mL. I just remember that 2.5%NBV is 25mg/mL and work from that though tbh
13 Sep 2019 14:59
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Fucking brutal, if a little hard to disagree with https://twitter.com/swagitda_/status/1172476166059565056
13 Sep 2019 14:47
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Following on from yesterday's frustration with #systemd and it's approach to mounts https://www.bentasker.co.uk/documentation/linux/480-disk-automatically-unmounts-immediately-after-mounting
13 Sep 2019 14:41
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Just when you think people can't get any more nuts... Forwarding email is a crime, Jerry Falwell Jr. says after leaks to media https://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1567915
13 Sep 2019 14:04
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Hackers are exploiting a platform-agnostic flaw to track mobile phone locations https://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1568241
13 Sep 2019 13:52
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This isn't an entirely unfair point, particularly given that to protect your privacy you'll be transiting a US based provider, the US being famous for putting privacy over prof... oh.. wait https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/13/firefox_test_pilot/ via @theregister
13 Sep 2019 10:57
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@NickBoles Because he doesn't want *The* Domestic Abuse bill. He's going to introduce his own (presumably watered down) version.
13 Sep 2019 08:23
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Being targeted by Guido like that just means you're right, being noticed and it's making them uncomfortable. https://twitter.com/carolecadwalla/status/1172422715564683265
13 Sep 2019 08:22
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@Anthonybrown83 @AEHALL1983 @HannahB4LiviMP @carolecadwalla @Conservatives bearing in mind it was the Tories who created the derivative, not Twitter ;)
13 Sep 2019 07:39
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@Anthonybrown83 @AEHALL1983 @HannahB4LiviMP @carolecadwalla @Conservatives Allows broadcast and publication. Does not allow a derivative work to be created - which is what they've done by captioning it. Try harder next time
13 Sep 2019 07:39
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Not the first time I've said this, won't be the last. SystemD can fuck the fuck off. In this case it's - https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/1741 The workaround? > Remove the line from /etc/fstab and mount it manually (or use a startup cronjob script). FFS, fix your shit
12 Sep 2019 15:48
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@CamembertMark @nickreeves9876 @BBCPolitics Either of which will be wrong if forced through unilaterally by the Govt or Parliament. Seeking confirmation is the least divisive option, even if not perfect.
12 Sep 2019 14:57
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@CamembertMark @nickreeves9876 @BBCPolitics Oh I agree. Personally I think we should have a 2nd ref and then a GE (so parties can campaign on *how* they'll implement that result). I know you'd prefer no-deal, and will shout about the last ref, but that's part of the stalemate. The most extreme option increases resistance
12 Sep 2019 14:55
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@CamembertMark @nickreeves9876 @BBCPolitics That's also not how referendums work in a parliamentary democracy, but there's not much point us getting into arguing about constitutional instruments
12 Sep 2019 14:51
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@CamembertMark @nickreeves9876 @BBCPolitics Well, we know there aren't 17.4m anymore - #RemainerNow is a thing. We don't know the rate of attrition though (in either direction). As I said, I guess we'll find out in the near future. TBH though, I find leavers who back Farage more credible than those who back Boris.
12 Sep 2019 14:49
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@CamembertMark @nickreeves9876 @BBCPolitics Note that the opposition have all said they want a GE too, just not one that gives Boris opportunity to change the date and force a no-deal before/during the election. Hell, if he hadn't prorogued, it's likely the bill wouldn't have passed yet. He forced hands
12 Sep 2019 14:47
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@CamembertMark @nickreeves9876 @BBCPolitics Have you actually followed him? He's heavy on aims & extremely light on detail. He's also a proven & repeated liar. I'm not judging him solely on his time as PM, as you say the cards are not in his favour there, so that'd be unfair. Hard to excuse the rest of his life so lightly
12 Sep 2019 14:45
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@CamembertMark @nickreeves9876 @BBCPolitics Do I think 90,000 people in a party that's primarily right-wing and has suffered from entryism in recent years (something https://leave.eu/ have proudly attested to) is representative of the 65m people in this country? No, you're right, I don't.
12 Sep 2019 14:44
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@CamembertMark @nickreeves9876 @BBCPolitics i.e. that they'd vote for leave again knowing no-deal is the outcome. But, I guess, one way or another, we're probably going to find out on that one in the near future. If you're right about the country wanting no-deal, I just hope its someone more competent than Boris in charge
12 Sep 2019 14:31
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@CamembertMark @nickreeves9876 @BBCPolitics > why do you think Boris was elected on a no deal ticket Because only a tiny, tiny portion of the country had any say in that? As for polls, we know how reliable those are around Brexit. The fact leave includes no-deal doesn't mean those who voted leave *support* no-deal
12 Sep 2019 14:30
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We may not have achieved year of the desktop yet, but it may now be year of the honeypot (thanks IoT) https://twitter.com/mikko/status/1172117446444142594
12 Sep 2019 13:48
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@CamembertMark @nickreeves9876 @BBCPolitics "purest". I think you mean most risky and potentially most damaging. There's nothing "Pure" about a type of brexit that more than 1/2 the country didn't support during the referendum. You understand Govt works with consent of Parliament, not the other way round right?
12 Sep 2019 13:41
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@CamembertMark @nickreeves9876 @BBCPolitics Parliament sets the law, them seeking to overturn something is rather different to an MEP trying to say the judicial system is untrustworthy (suggesting we should perhaps just disregard them).
12 Sep 2019 13:34
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@DalbidEU @Peterflyfisher @alisonkatebr @MrHickmott Plus the bots tend to sling back the most amusing abuse when they're challenged :)
12 Sep 2019 13:00
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@DalbidEU @Peterflyfisher @alisonkatebr @MrHickmott Yep, tend to reply to uninformed bollocks like that anyway - not for the benefit of the bot, but so that anyone else reading it sees it for exactly what it is
12 Sep 2019 12:59
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Trump demanded retraction after NWS disputed his false hurricane claim https://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1567459
12 Sep 2019 12:53
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Mystery database left open turns out to be massive Groupon fraud ticket fraud ring https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/12/database_groupon_scam/ via @theregister
12 Sep 2019 12:26
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@Peterflyfisher @DalbidEU @alisonkatebr @MrHickmott Now for bonus points, what nationality do you think the nurses and staff looking after our home-grown British nutters are?
12 Sep 2019 12:25
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@Peterflyfisher @DalbidEU @alisonkatebr @MrHickmott Because we don't have our own sometimes violent mentally ill people already? What's your complaint, that FoM somehow means we're having to deal with mentally ill people? Or is it just that he's foreign that you don't like?
12 Sep 2019 12:24
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China's cloud market jumps 58%: OK Alibaba, you've lost your Ma but you're still leading https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/12/china_cloud_growth/ via @theregister
12 Sep 2019 12:01
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@borisjohnson says the high court agrees he didn't lie. That's a lie in itself. The High court said that it was a political issue, not a legal one. They did not say that his pants are not.. infact... on fire https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49674516
12 Sep 2019 11:57
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@MikeGreeneTBP @emilyhewertson I think whether you're Leave or Remain, the Tories are well past the point where're they're putting their party at risk for a long time. Roughly half the country on either side isn't going to forget or forgive this time. And depending on the outcome, that percentage will grow
12 Sep 2019 11:32
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Maybe ask them at the same time about their collection of data on the Facebook page for PM lies^H^H^H^Hspeaks to the people. No privacy statement displayed there, as required by GDPR https://twitter.com/ICOnews/status/1172085036012711936
12 Sep 2019 11:00
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@matts_own_truth @HannahB4LiviMP @carolecadwalla @Conservatives That's.... not how copyright works. I mean, there is a public domain of works that are no longer under copyright, but that's not the same as "published in public"
11 Sep 2019 18:35
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@AEHALL1983 @HannahB4LiviMP @carolecadwalla @Conservatives You mean other than violating copyright law, by distributing without permission, and creating a derivative work without permission? No, nothing at all apart from that
11 Sep 2019 18:32
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@AlecMuffett @0xEnder Just as a side note - how the fuck does mozilla think any DoH provider is going to fulfil those requirements for ECS? At least without a whitelist. Result is going to be no-ECS and we'll be back to dodgy performance from non-anycast (read non-cloudflare) CDNs
11 Sep 2019 17:45
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@AtheistMayhem @SamCoatesSky @Arron_banks Not that it really matters, because if push comes to shove, they'd almost certainly work with Farage to stay in power.
11 Sep 2019 17:19
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@AtheistMayhem @SamCoatesSky @Arron_banks Again, the balance of probabilities, taking everything we know about the Tories stance, it seems quite likely that there was. If they were going to make shit up in this area, there's much better things to lie about.
11 Sep 2019 17:17
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@AtheistMayhem @SamCoatesSky @Arron_banks and as I said, if it were *you* making that statement, would you want your name anywhere near it? If nothing else, you don't want to be scape-goated if Boris does pull a U-turn
11 Sep 2019 16:52
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@AtheistMayhem @SamCoatesSky @Arron_banks All the more likely given that Farage has said that he'll only work with if Boris goes No-Deal, and Boris's public position is that he wants to get a deal. All these suggest that the quote itself is *probably* accurate. The only thing really saying otherwise is the anonymity
11 Sep 2019 16:50
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@AtheistMayhem @SamCoatesSky @Arron_banks Given the very public record of the Tories saying they don't think the BXP should be anywhere near power, and Boris saying he wouldn't - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7hu2LPgFms, it seems more likely to be true than not. Granted that the Tories themselves aren't exactly trustworthy.
11 Sep 2019 16:49
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Don't "just" use sodding AI @NSPCC - the answers are right there in the article. Make the defaults you're pushing for apply to all, and the 18yo tick-over issue goes away - protect everyone by default https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/11/nspcc_wants_gov_to_ai_to_crack_down_on_social_media_grooming/
11 Sep 2019 16:45
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@AtheistMayhem @SamCoatesSky @Arron_banks Do feel free to clarify the point if you feel I've missed it, but it rather seems that your point was to try and claim anything with an anonymous source is false.
11 Sep 2019 16:33
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@AtheistMayhem @SamCoatesSky @Arron_banks No, to be fair to the journalist you're claiming is full of shit. In fact, to be fair to all the journo's you claim are full of shit because a source wants to stay anonymous. Did you read the rest, or did you really take issue 3 words in and stop reading?
11 Sep 2019 15:02
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@AtheistMayhem @SamCoatesSky @Arron_banks To be fair, if you were working for them, would you let them publish your name? It's not like the grief would stop when you left your job is it?
11 Sep 2019 14:24
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More censorship, but for the "right" reasons of course... UK ISPs must block access to Nintendo Switch piracy sites, High Court rules https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/11/uk_isps_must_block_access_to_nintendo_switch_piracy_sites_high_court/ via @theregister
11 Sep 2019 13:53
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@LusbyNigel @solamiga @mmacartney2 @IainDale @trim52 @LBC And the point is that the UK may very well not continue to function "fine" if the wrong things are overlooked, or screwed up. Otherwise there'd be no need for any planning, would there?
11 Sep 2019 13:39
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@LusbyNigel @solamiga @mmacartney2 @IainDale @trim52 @LBC You've a development background. Think about how often "should take 10 mins" turns into a project in it's own right because someone's improperly specced requirements, failed to spot various issues etc. That's no-deal Brexit, there's shit in the woodwork waiting to come out
11 Sep 2019 13:38
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@LusbyNigel @solamiga @mmacartney2 @IainDale @trim52 @LBC Apologies for assuming you were just like the others in your knowledge of Y2K - I'm sure looking around you can see why that's the default assumption though. On no-deal, I think you're vastly underestimating the complexity here. A global impact isn't required to be complex
11 Sep 2019 13:37
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@billybudd23 @SchteveH @JinjaJake @bmay And then would burn their hand taking out the hot, switched on bulb because they'd voted to say it was broken and must be removed, new evidence be damned
11 Sep 2019 13:33
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@RubberDaveTv @Panda_Jer Yep, same here. It's 9th October 2019, never October 9. Filenames are YYYY-mm-dd though so they show up in the correct order
11 Sep 2019 12:04
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@mmacartney2 @LusbyNigel @solamiga @IainDale @trim52 @LBC They're all such bell-ends, it gets me every time. Credit where it's due though, he has at least acknowledged that there was load of prep for Y2K. Even if he hasn't realised it's that prep that avoided issues - the same prep we haven't done properly for no-deal
11 Sep 2019 12:03
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There's a lot of music I like, and I tend to have it on in the background, but if @windroseband's "Diggy Diggy Hole" comes on, I'm stopping everything to sing along. Same for @alestormband's "fucked with an anchor". One just came on after the other in my playlist...
11 Sep 2019 11:45
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Exactly this - the adversarial approach tends to just strengthen the thing they're trying to stop, so in a completely arse backwards manner is *better* for users. https://twitter.com/AlecMuffett/status/1171664619225661441
11 Sep 2019 11:39
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Oh good... @reddit have decided it's a good idea to spam my notifications with "recommended subreddits". Fuck off and turn that shit *off* by default
11 Sep 2019 11:31
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@DavidSoulsby11 @TwoShep > Especially as it has royal agreement. The challenge isn't against the queen's decision (you can't challenge that IIRC), but about whether the Prime Minister's advice to the queen was constitutionally correct. An action can be unrestricted in law, but still not constitutional
11 Sep 2019 10:46
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@Panda_Jer @RubberDaveTv What comes first though? If dates are written 9/10/19 and you read that out, you're going to say September 10th because that's the order it's on the paper and you read LTR. So is it written like that because you say it, or do you say it because it's written like that?
11 Sep 2019 10:34
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@patriqx @JLShannonhouse @Cunningham_UK @obinkhorst @pensionmonkey Yeah, but is that 15F (-9C) or 15C? One means I need to pack cold weather gear, the other is basically a mildly disappointing summer day
11 Sep 2019 10:33
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@sumas__ @Cunningham_UK @obinkhorst @pensionmonkey It also applies to English. Just not to Americans, for... reasons. The majority of the world uses DD/MM/YY and says 10th of September.
11 Sep 2019 10:31
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@WalkBikeNow @Cunningham_UK @obinkhorst @pensionmonkey It's the only date you use that we consistently read and actually understand correctly. Unless the DD is > 12, I just assume you're really early, or missed the deadline most of the time. If it's important, then I'm going to make you write "September" so there's no confusion
11 Sep 2019 10:30
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@Cunningham_UK @MyStupidTown @obinkhorst @pensionmonkey Google Sheets is particularly bad at handling non-US date formats. It claims to support *cough* proper formats, but will periodically lose it's shit. It *does* handle ISO-8601 though
11 Sep 2019 10:26
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@DonaldFReynolds @Cunningham_UK @obinkhorst @pensionmonkey I'm not sure I buy that argument either. How often do you not know what month it is, versus which day of the month it is? I will occasionally forget both, but I don't think I've ever gone "it's currently the 3rd, but of which month...."
11 Sep 2019 10:25
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@Feld @boston2lalaland @Cunningham_UK @gitrdone923 @mfphotograph @knbsntbttns @obinkhorst @pensionmonkey > Those who disagree, please use SS:MM:HH, not HH:MM:SS. Surely Americans need to use MM:SS:HH to remain consistent?
11 Sep 2019 10:23
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D-Link, Comba network gear leave passwords open for potentially whole world to see https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/11/dlink_comba_flaws/ via @theregister
11 Sep 2019 10:15
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@Trickyjabs TBH, what I need to hear isn't "you won't pay any more tax", or even "you'll pay less" so much as "we'll stop wasting the tax you're sending on brexit willy waving", which hasn't been forthcoming from the Tories or Labour.
11 Sep 2019 09:23
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-49661855 > Boris Johnson’s suspension of UK Parliament is unlawful, judges at Scotland’s highest civil court rule Ouch
11 Sep 2019 09:16
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The NetCAT is out of the bag: Intel chipset exploited to sniff SSH passwords as they're typed over the network https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/10/intel_netcat_side_channel_attack/ via @theregister
10 Sep 2019 18:38
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Mozilla Firefox to begin slow rollout of DNS-over-HTTPS by default at the end of the month https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/09/mozilla_firefox_dns/ via @theregister
10 Sep 2019 17:42
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Haven't used #Google #Search for a month, figured I'd write up my impressions/experience with @Ecosia (nothing major, but it's not all roses) https://www.bentasker.co.uk/blog/privacy/479-breaking-the-google-addiction-one-step-at-a-time #privacy
10 Sep 2019 17:24
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Equifax: - loses control of data that people had no say in them holding. - Agrees to pay $31m which isn't enough to pay settlements to all the affected - Demands you give them *more* data to receive the settlement FTC: This is fine. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/09/equifax_breach_fine/
10 Sep 2019 11:02
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eBay eBabe enigma explained: Microsoft bug blamed after topless model slings e-souk's emails at stunned Brits https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/10/ebay_microsoft_bug/ via @theregister
10 Sep 2019 10:56
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There's a very good chance I'm going to be bugging you about your practices through other channels. It's disappointing, because a few years ago, you were one of the only banks I couldn't criticise too heavily for your apps approach: https://www.bentasker.co.uk/blog/security/315-the-state-of-mobile-banking
10 Sep 2019 10:37
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@NatWest_Help I know @mandville has sent you guys a communication about this, and I really hope you're going to take it seriously. As a customer of yours I have very serious concerns myself - for whats happened to have happened is completely unacceptable.
10 Sep 2019 10:37
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Shit security practices are, unfortunately, extremely common in the consumer banking industry - they tend to be very conservative about abandoning outdated practices - but this doesn't actually seem to be an example of that, so much as a blind "more must be better" approach.
10 Sep 2019 10:37
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In fact, their approach is so poor, I _suspect_ I could probably isolate from their natwest held money by exploiting Natwest's "shit, block everything" mentality of overreaction. People want security from their bank, not overbearing theatre.
10 Sep 2019 10:37
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Imagine getting completely locked out of your accounts, for no reason. And by the bank, no less, who used to use the USP that in an emergency you could phone up and arrange emergency access to funds. Someone's been feeding Natwest extremely poor security practice.
10 Sep 2019 10:37
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Christ, just got the full background on this. The level of incompetence is absolutely fucking staggering. I'm going to stop using @Natwest_Help. My advice to anyone else, is do the same now. There are screw ups and then there's fundamental systematic failings like this https://twitter.com/mandville/status/1170112969142951936
10 Sep 2019 10:37
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@TrevorHoneyman You mis-spelt bell-end there
10 Sep 2019 09:56
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@mandville @NatWest_Help Being put in a position of being isolated from the main account, @mandville is now in a more vulnerable position and therefore - statistically - more at risk of falling for scams which might appear to give access to some funds in a time of need.
10 Sep 2019 07:44
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@mandville @NatWest_Help When you've sent someone the wrong *type* of card. The correct procedure is not to block that card. Arrange to have the new card sent out to the customer - the old one is in their possession and so is secured. If you send a card to the *wrong* customer, or its lost, then block
10 Sep 2019 07:43
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@mandville @NatWest_Help I'll start you off with a free sample. You know how you've recently switched to requiring SMS 2FA to log into online banking? SMS based 2FA is known broken. You should have implemented U2F or TOTP support alongside. Particularly for people who can't get a mobile signal at home
10 Sep 2019 07:41
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@mandville @NatWest_Help @NatWest_Help need the experience of someone with experience to tell you how to implement effective security rather than frustrating theatre?
10 Sep 2019 07:38
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Farage is desperate for his clean break fallacy to make it through. Seems people aren't quite that dense https://twitter.com/YouGov/status/1171084010371657728
09 Sep 2019 19:11
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Not unless there's good comms, I already have enough issues getting a decent portion. BBC News - Restaurants urged to serve us less food https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49607938
09 Sep 2019 19:09
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Bercow just pulled a fucking blinder.If we have a GE, he resigns. If not, to minimise disruption, he stands down close of business Oct 31
09 Sep 2019 14:40
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@cybergibbons I was yelling this at skype just a few days ago. I was not muted, no.
09 Sep 2019 14:22
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@BentleyAudrey Watched this the other day, seems relevant. "That's whats wrong with this country" 😂 https://twitter.com/learnsicilian/status/1088623975591235585
09 Sep 2019 13:29
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Like a grotty data addict desperately jonesing for its next fix, Google just can't stop misbehaving https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/09/google_addicted_to_data/ via @theregister
09 Sep 2019 13:20
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@Brexit011 @TolgusB @SteveBakerHW Got a link for me to add to my list? Painkillers are kicking in, so I'm going to stop for now. Likely reply tomorrow once I've read the earlier links properly
08 Sep 2019 20:15
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@Brexit011 @TolgusB @SteveBakerHW Mentioned here for a start https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/812523/Letter_to_suppliers_-_continuity_of_medicines_medical_products_26-june-2019.pdf..pdf > predicted flow rate across the short straits has improved slightly since 29th March, significant disruption would be expected for six months following a no-deal exit, with the most severe period being the first three
08 Sep 2019 20:07
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@Brexit011 @TolgusB @SteveBakerHW Companies don't really get much of a say in it, given that there will be no trade deal in a no-deal, we'll be functioning on WTO tariffs. If there are serious shortages now though, it's a sellers market not a buyers one
08 Sep 2019 20:04
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@Brexit011 @TolgusB @SteveBakerHW It doesn't, I didn't say it did. I said it increases the number of buyers - we're now in the market for ourselves and cannot (worst case scenario) obtain the same drugs via an EU source instead.
08 Sep 2019 20:02
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@Brexit011 @TolgusB @SteveBakerHW You have far more faith in him than I do. What I see is him stood next to a Brexiter who didn't know how important Dover was to our EU imports, and another who didn't realise the depth of issues in NI. He could be different... but then there's Francois. He keeps poor company
08 Sep 2019 20:00
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@Brexit011 @TolgusB @SteveBakerHW That's where my comments about not bunching the current bunch of cliwns comes to the fore btw. _Could_ we make it work? Maybe. Can Boris and the ERG? fuck no
08 Sep 2019 19:57
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@Brexit011 @TolgusB @SteveBakerHW Is a significant part of the problem, though, the delays at ports because of our current lack of infra for actually seeing things thru customs in that volume? Replenishment wld need to keep pace with that otherwise stockpiles would get exhausted.
08 Sep 2019 19:56
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@Brexit011 @TolgusB @SteveBakerHW If nothing else, opportunity. Much the same way fuel jumped when we went price per litre instead of gallon. But I was thinking more of EU based suppliers, or those that we trade with via the EU, yes
08 Sep 2019 19:47
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@Brexit011 @TolgusB @SteveBakerHW The field of available suppliers remains the same though doesn't it? Or are you saying there are up-to-standard suppliers out there the EU won't/can't trade with. If not all that's widening is the buyers we're competing with
08 Sep 2019 19:45
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@Brexit011 @TolgusB @SteveBakerHW It's one set of standards and one set of trade rules though isn't it. Granted we'll probably keep alignment on the standards (as they're "our" standards atm) for a while at least
08 Sep 2019 19:43
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@TolgusB @SteveBakerHW @Brexit011 I'd also be quite pleased to see MPs like Steve Baker give it serious thought rather than trying to just handwave it away. But then, I don't trust him any more than Boris not to screw up...
08 Sep 2019 19:41
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@TolgusB @SteveBakerHW @Brexit011 Again, I said that brexit wasn't the root cause (I agree with you about the outsourcing being a big part btw), but it seems like it will have a negative impact on supplies in the short term. FWIW I'd be very pleased to be wrong on this
08 Sep 2019 19:39
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@Brexit011 @TolgusB @SteveBakerHW Conversely, when we no-deal and have no trade deals, cost of drugs goes up - increasing the strain on an already overburdened NHS. So you're saying no-deal will have an impact? Maybe not destroy the NHS, but it will lead to us (taxpayers) paying more for drugs?
08 Sep 2019 19:37
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@TolgusB @SteveBakerHW @Brexit011 I don't think I did, in fact I think I explicitly said that while Brexit may worsen it, it's not the root cause. When it comes to drugs, it's got to be quality over quantity. Ever had adulterated drugs? I have. No thanks :)
08 Sep 2019 19:34
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@TolgusB @SteveBakerHW @Brexit011 that is tilted a bit in our favour though, as we have the NHS as one large buyer (and some smaller private buyers) which lessens the impact a bit. So long as the Tories and future trade deals don't fuck the NHS
08 Sep 2019 19:31
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@TolgusB @SteveBakerHW @Brexit011 They don't need to disrupt the supply, they want the same drugs we do, they have shortages (i.e. demand to fill) and suppliers can sell into 27 countries with minimal opportunity cost. We're 1 country, and will have our own med standards further down the line. 1/
08 Sep 2019 19:30
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@TolgusB @SteveBakerHW @Brexit011 Status quo being that we're subject to the same shortages as the EU rather than competing with them for the same drugs. Sorry couldve been clearer there
08 Sep 2019 19:28
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@TolgusB @SteveBakerHW @Brexit011 So, have I missed something? I accept your premise that shortages affect the whole EU now, but see nothing to show that a no-deal won't make that worse for us. If anything, it cuts an entire continent of resellers out of our options for a time
08 Sep 2019 19:13
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@TolgusB @SteveBakerHW @Brexit011 Now, the 2nd half is from a quick read, but I've got to say I'm feeling less than reassured, particularly given we've got cretins like Steve Baker and Boris in power. I think we could make no-deal work if we had to, but I know *they* couldn't.
08 Sep 2019 19:11
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@TolgusB @SteveBakerHW @Brexit011 In a market with shortages, surely there's a increased risk we'll end up accepting substandard drugs - deliberately or otherwise. Amongst our competition for the better quality will be the much larger n more lucrative European market 4/
08 Sep 2019 19:09
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@TolgusB @SteveBakerHW @Brexit011 So leaving increases risk of disruption even if it is not, itself the root cause. The other's relate to drug quality - Ill confess I scan read and bookmarked for later. The summary seems to be there's an issue with substandard drugs in the market. 3/
08 Sep 2019 19:07
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@TolgusB @SteveBakerHW @Brexit011 So, the fact that there are supply issues in general doesn't prevent Brexit from making those issues worse. Remaining maintains the status quo, but doesn't make the issues better (unless the EU itself does one of the things mentioned either way). 2/
08 Sep 2019 19:05
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@TolgusB @SteveBakerHW @Brexit011 Thanks, so if I may: the first suggests there are supply issues (globally, not just in the EU, though thats the focus of the art). By cutting off the EU we expose ourselves to a market with shortage issues, whilst cutting off a source that we could otherwise have imported from 1/
08 Sep 2019 19:03
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Yep, thanks I enjoyed it - suspect we could happily sit and discuss over a few glasses without falling out. We'll get there in the end, and then neither side will be 100% happy 😄
08 Sep 2019 18:26
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle True, but we are still reliant on trade, and will be reliant on the WTO for that at the beginning
08 Sep 2019 18:11
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle You mean May's deal? I'm not altogether convinced that was a plot. All evidence would suggest she really was just that shit. The deal was based on her red lines, which none of us got a sat on (not that thats leave's fault)
08 Sep 2019 18:10
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@Brexit011 @TolgusB @SteveBakerHW Got anything slightly more recent and not caveated by "as long as everyone does everything they need to"? I'd also prefer not from order-order but it's not a hard requirement. I will watch the clip later, but the blurb doesn't really convince me much, light on detail as it is
08 Sep 2019 18:08
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@NiallWarry @DanielJHannan So actually, socialist would probably prefer we replicated SG's model more as it moves them closer to, not farther from their goal of full socialism.
08 Sep 2019 18:04
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@NiallWarry @DanielJHannan But, it does have a free market, so it's not strictly socialist. It just has many more socialist traits than the UK does - the NHS being the biggest exception.
08 Sep 2019 18:03
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@DanielJHannan They have a very different society and works for them doesn't necessarily work for us. Plus, they think we're fucking nuts https://mobile.twitter.com/bentasker/status/1170756831569993728
08 Sep 2019 17:56
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@TolgusB @SteveBakerHW @Brexit011 Do feel free to send that evidence over to me. I rely on analgesia, so I'm not concerned about risk to my life so much as to my quality of life - I'm more fortunate than others. Given there's already shortages of some of it, I'd be happy to shown Brexit won't worsen it.
08 Sep 2019 17:49
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Fwiw I don't think it'd be right to "just" revoke A50 any more than I think no-deal is right. A 2nd ref would ve divisive but seems to be the least divisive option - so long as it's fought honestly and honoured. But as you've already indicated there's a trust cost...
08 Sep 2019 17:45
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle It's a pity Boris is such a lying shite, as someone else might have moved May's red lines and come back with a deal that we could all grudgingly agree to. Instead we get political games and it'll end up being revoked or no-deal which'll only inflame tensions
08 Sep 2019 17:43
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Oh I agree on the blackmailing, as I've said exactly the same about "if we don't there'll be riots". It's kind of the point in some ways - democracy demands an adult conversation rather than threats and repercussions. 1/
08 Sep 2019 17:41
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@tsflan1 @Channel4News @instituteforgov Yep plenty of people are sick of it. Ask yourself how they're going to feel if we no-deal though and then they find out that just means the next stage has started - do we accept the EUs terms (whichll be same as now) for a trade deal. We'll never be rid of this bollocks :(
08 Sep 2019 17:39
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@tsflan1 @Channel4News @instituteforgov See the thing is, my area nearly went the other way. 2016 voted leave, constituency has been Tory since it was created, high 60s turn-out. Tories scraped by with LDs close on their heels. Highest LD vote here before that? 6%.
08 Sep 2019 17:37
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@tsflan1 @Channel4News @instituteforgov Some will say that's increased awareness, others will point to it being evidence of malfeasance. Dunno. It's certainly a form of national hysteria atm, we're stuck on one topic, and the media definitely has it's part of the blame for that
08 Sep 2019 17:14
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@tsflan1 @Channel4News @instituteforgov As far as I know, it didn't - and certainly not to the extent it is now. Euroscepticism has never really been the nainstream view. For more recent data look at the polls of what ppl thought of europe before & after 2016. Before really was "couldn't give a toss mate"
08 Sep 2019 17:12
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle You talk about democracy, but at least we get to elect MEPs. The WTO board are appointed, and Trump's been stacking the deck of late. So to avoid an undemocratic lack of control we're to remove that control even further? /END
08 Sep 2019 17:10
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Not to mention we have entire industries which function in reliance on the easy movement of goods. Even Steve Baker's woken up to the fact that Car manufacturing is fucked in a no-deal situation. Plus, There's a reason no other country relies on WTO alone
08 Sep 2019 17:08
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle as a member state the IP act is covered by a national security exemption. As a 3rd party we can't use thatexemption so we're no longer GDPR compliant and businesses providing processing services to European customers are bollocksed. 2/
08 Sep 2019 17:03
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle But if we want to trade with them, and even the erg claim we do, we will still need to be compatible with the relevant rules. No-dealjust kicks the can down the road to when we're in a weaker position. In the process it fucks any business dealing with data from europe 1/
08 Sep 2019 17:00
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@tsflan1 @Channel4News @instituteforgov All I'm saying is that relying on the Eu results as an indicator is a poor choice. Also worth noting the LDs made the best gains - if you assume BXP took over from UKIP to allow for starting frm 0. Maybe that neither do well in GE, particularly with some voting for a fixed party
08 Sep 2019 16:35
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@KinG_BoBBBB @Channel4News @davidallengreen @instituteforgov So he's not a traitor, but only because he's shit and unpersuasive? He's still tried to collaborate with a foreing power to remove the UKs options. If you're going to apply a standard, be consistent otherwise it's just dishonest posturing
08 Sep 2019 16:32
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@tsflan1 @Channel4News @instituteforgov Thats the problem with how polarised things have gotten, and *that* is Farage's fault IMO. He's taken it to no-deal or nothing. There's now no compromise, so we'll end up either revoking or no-dealing. Either will divide the country for generations
08 Sep 2019 16:30
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@tsflan1 @Channel4News @instituteforgov Doesnt guarantee a win. I think BXP will walk with some seats next GE, don't getme wrong, but we're almost certain to get another hung parliament. If Boris works with BXP then itll alienate non-nodeal leavers shifting the figures. If Boris doesn't support nodeal then bxp contests
08 Sep 2019 16:27
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What did people do about medicine shortages during the war? They died... https://twitter.com/JoseDenning/status/1170292242155745281
08 Sep 2019 16:22
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@KinG_BoBBBB @Channel4News @davidallengreen @instituteforgov Talking of foreign powers, how do you feel about a certain MP talking with senior Polish politicians to try and get them to veto an extension? Have you called him a traitor yet?
08 Sep 2019 16:08
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@billedm @GerMcK1976 @SolwayShiatsu @Channel4News @instituteforgov She followed the advice of her prime minister. It's the most neutral position she can take - even pretending to be out would be less neutral.
08 Sep 2019 16:05
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@tsflan1 @Channel4News @instituteforgov Euro elections have generally been a piss-poor indicator of GE results. Aside from the different voting system in use, turnout for euros sucks. Even at their euro height, UKIP failed miserably at GE. It indicates very, very little partly thanks to FPTP
08 Sep 2019 16:03
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@rowlandsbb @Channel4News @instituteforgov They do have top lawyers, but it appears to be cummings calling the shots rather than decisions being made based on sound legal advice. No lawyer would advise him to *ignore* the law. They might challenge the law, but not ignore it.
08 Sep 2019 16:00
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle It is an extreme form though, it ends all cooperation and trade arrangements, from food standards to sharing police databases. It resulting in something basic is an argument for it being extreme not against. An agreement would be complex
08 Sep 2019 15:52
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle The thing is, the determination of whether Boris ignoring the law is a breach of law - the original topic - is a legal question. That you feel there's something higher at stake won't play into it. I think it's bluster on his part as - too much personal risk to following through.
08 Sep 2019 15:50
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle @bt_uk Tbh I think at this point, the Tories are doomed whatever they do, theproblem is they'll try and take us down with them. The future aint so bright for Labour either fwiw, and in the long run (Brexit or not) we'll be better off with less of a 2 party system
08 Sep 2019 15:47
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Apple programs Siri to not bother its pretty little head with questions about feminism https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/07/apples_siri_feminism/ via @theregister
08 Sep 2019 13:01
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle The principle that parliament is sovereign and cannot be bound by others (even a previous parliament). In the 2015 act, Parliament did not even express an intention that the vote would be binding - they quite easily could've Doesn't matter what Cameron said, his word isn't law.
08 Sep 2019 12:53
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle But our political dialogue has been broken by one side screaming "will of the people" rather than debating what to do around a vote that was won by a very slim majority. That should have excluded consideration of the more extreme versions of brexit
08 Sep 2019 12:51
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle i.e. you can say it should make MPs think about what they're doing, but it cannot legally prevent them from doing so. And in that context, as it happens, I'd agree with you - it very definitely should inform their decisions, and the danger of outright ignoring it is very clear
08 Sep 2019 12:50
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Without a founding in constitutional principles though, what is any law? Where do the powers of the Queen/Parliament come from? I don't disagree that the vote should be considered of political importance and weight, just that you cannot say that it is legally binding 1/
08 Sep 2019 12:48
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle @bt_uk So Johnson's habit of lying & getting caught doesn't present a risk? I'm talking in non-brexit terms here (as you & I obviously differ on that). Farage is on record as saying he wants to privatise the NHS - Ok, not a risk to democracy, but is a risk. Both have links to Bannon
08 Sep 2019 12:47
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Oh _very_ nice
08 Sep 2019 12:37
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Didn't we start this whole thread with you expressing constitutional principles - that legal opinion is based upon the principle of parliamentary sovereignty - a popular topic during the campaigns
08 Sep 2019 12:36
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle The act was also passed following a briefing paper to MPs stating the referendum was advisory. Blame Cameron for that if you want, I do. The ref was of political importance, not legal importance. It's a short section, have a read - #page=32' target=_blank rel='nofollow noopener'>https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/r-miller-v-secretary-of-state-for-exiting-eu-amended-20161122.pdf#page=32
08 Sep 2019 12:34
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle All I can say on that, really is that the high court strongly disagrees with you. They observed that the basic consitutional principles of the UK mean that no referendum can be binding on parliament (unless... see tweet before). The 2015 ref act lacked the necessary wording
08 Sep 2019 12:32
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle @bt_uk Yep it was, I know it's a slight tangent but it's something I tend to be curious about. OK, so it's because only Farage and Boris are offering what you're after. How do you weigh the risk they present to democracy vs that desire for Brexit?
08 Sep 2019 12:28
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Oops, /END :)
08 Sep 2019 12:26
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Which one were you drinking?
08 Sep 2019 12:23
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Referendums in the UK are not legally binding. Show me where in the act it said it was binding. But, to answer your question, the act provided for a referendum to be held, it said nothing about implementing the result. 1/
08 Sep 2019 12:21
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle @bt_uk Even if my assessment of the EU were different, I find it hard to believe I'd think either of them were the right person to be delivering something I viewed as so crucial. So, do you support Johnson and Farage themselves, or is it more the case of they're offering what you want?
08 Sep 2019 12:17
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle @bt_uk I appreciate you have a shared aim with them, but Brexit aside what's your assessment of them? Do you not view their entire approach as incredibly dangerous the lot of us? 12/
08 Sep 2019 12:17
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle @bt_uk I still feel the same now. In fact, no, that's not true. I feel even more so now, because the calibre of politician has changed dramatically and we now have demagogues like Johnson and Farage vying for power. 11/
08 Sep 2019 12:15
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle @bt_uk Unsurprisingly the topic came up from time to time. His view was that the EU stops us holding our representatives to account (because they "but EU said"), where mine was that we need to whip MPs into line before casting aside our safety net. 10/
08 Sep 2019 12:14
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle @bt_uk Now, I'm sure you may view that the other way, which is that the "controlling EU" stopped our Govt from doing what they wanted. And that's probably where our fundamental difference lies. I used to sit next to a Brexiter (pre-ref) during 12hr shifts 9/
08 Sep 2019 12:14
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle @bt_uk It's far from the only example, but it's one where for me, the EU acted as a safety net against the hubris of our own Government, who were ignoring MPs and stomping on with whatever the fuck they wanted (not unlike Boris's govt atm in some ways). 8/
08 Sep 2019 12:12
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle @bt_uk Looking back, seeing the Tories opposed to it is odd given the money it and similar would make them and their friends, but yeah. Anyway, ultimately the Govt and BT conceded, to the point CPS were considering prosecutions for the trials without consent 7/
08 Sep 2019 12:11
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle @bt_uk Yep, bugger them, no response. Note that concerns were raised by consituents via their MEPs, so this isn't "ooh bad commission not allowing us...". The Govt meanwhile was ignoring MPs too - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03/28/phorm_bt_westminster/ 6/
08 Sep 2019 12:09
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle @bt_uk When challenged on it, the Home Office and UK Govt doubled down and insisted it was fine ("fuck you taxpayers") under European Law. The EU intervened and the Govt: https://www.bentasker.co.uk/blog/privacy/229-republished-uk-government-fails-to-respond-to-the-eu-about-phorm 5/
08 Sep 2019 12:07
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle @bt_uk They did so, partially in reliance on advice from the UK Home Office that consent for this incredibly invasive tracking had been "implied" by users. As you can probably tell from a scan of my earlier link, Phorm themselves weren't particularly reputable either 4/
08 Sep 2019 12:05
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle @bt_uk Phorm's business model was to serve you interest-based adverts (i.e. track where you go, and generate adverts based upon that). BT ran a trial, passing subscribed data via these interception devices without informing those users - at all. 3/
08 Sep 2019 12:04
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Do you remember Phorm (https://www.bentasker.co.uk/blog/privacy/240-republished-phorm-s-history) ? Irrelevant really, but just to note it was a Labour Govt that enabled this. @bt_uk decided to screw over the privacy of every one of it's users by inserting interception devices 2/
08 Sep 2019 12:03
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Replying to this one too because I think it's only fair for me to give examples of why I went Remain. > looked closer at the EU and found it's undemocratic I disagree, but let's agree to disagree on that point because that could go on for days. 1/
08 Sep 2019 12:01
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle the ROE for politicians during campaigns. I'm sure we can both point out examples of legal "bad behaviour" during the campaigns that's pretty undesirable in a working democracy. Sadly, we're not in a position to do anything about that, and I'm off on a tangent again, sorry - END
08 Sep 2019 12:00
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle because it's just not possible to say with certainty whether Person A would have voted differently. We do now know some of the nature (and volume) of the targeting used though. Were we not so wrapped up in Brexit itself, I'd hope we'd be expending some effort on tweaking 4/
08 Sep 2019 11:56
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle but got all the associated weight attached to it. The amount of division that caused is obvious. In another tweet you note that both sides misbehaved, but I'd point to the fact that only one side breach electoral law. We don't know what the actual impact of that is 3/
08 Sep 2019 11:55
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle I agree, 100%. I lay the blame there squarely at Cameron's feet. They could have made it binding. Instead, he chose not to, but to make a political promise that it would be treated as such. I.e. it got none of the legal protections we might expect from something binding 2/
08 Sep 2019 11:54
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle A sneaky cabal? You understand that *by default* referendums in the UK are advisory unless the enabling act states otherwise? It wasn't advisory because of some document, more because of an explicit lack of documentation. But - if you take issue with it having been advisory.. 1/
08 Sep 2019 11:53
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Heh, I know that one - re-reading things you wrote under the influence and going "ffs"
08 Sep 2019 10:21
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle i.e. it's not that you're definitely wrong, just that (IMO) anyone who advised Boris to rely on your arguments would be failing their client. It's far wiser to avoid the claim in the first place, no matter how right you think you are. /END
08 Sep 2019 10:20
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Because of that the only sane legal advice Boris could receive is that his defence would need to rely on a novel and untested point of consitutional law, and that he'd therefore be advised to ignore/break the law due to the massive risks involved. 18/
08 Sep 2019 10:19
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle I say law, because that's what it'd be at the point Boris decides to break it (if he does, I suspect it's just bluster to try and get support for a GE). The real answer to this, though, is that we're in new territory and both sides of our argument could prevail 17/
08 Sep 2019 10:18
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle The ref was advisory, and the promise to implement was political not legal. That doesn't mean that it *should* be discarded/ignored easily or safely, but it is important in the context of your argument that it signifies the will of the people sufficiently to invalidate the law 16
08 Sep 2019 10:16
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Now, that may seem unimportant to you, but you're trying to attach a novel constitutional importance to the 2016 ref, which if accepted can only mean that other things surrounding the ref themselves become important. 15/
08 Sep 2019 10:14
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle that. Jumping back to an earlier tweet - good spot on Mirred vs Mired :) You say scrutiny of nothing, and yet it's been admitted by Cummings that things like the 350m claim were essential to Leave's win, as well as the fact they were intentionally vague on what "Leave" meant 14/
08 Sep 2019 10:13
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Only a restriction of the executive's power, which given how... novel... they seem to have been trying to be lately probably isn't a bad thing. You may support Brexit, but ask whether you'd support some of No10's tactics if Corbyn were the incumbent? The precedent may allow 13/
08 Sep 2019 10:11
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle However, in reality, the bill does not prevent us (the UK) from leaving with no-deal at any point within the extension, it just prevents the government from doing that without Parliament's consent (in the short term). So, there's no yielding of "exit sovereignty" here 12/
08 Sep 2019 10:10
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle The word "option" implies there are other choices. So whilst that "option" may be unconsitutional (in your mind at least), the main body of the law is not, and can be followed without doing what you profess is constitutional. 11/
08 Sep 2019 10:09
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle you are still relying on the assumption that the bill "hands our exit sovereignty" to the EU. Although you now note that it is "an option". So, lets take your assessment as read, and say it does give that option. 10/
08 Sep 2019 10:07
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle we really are very, very bad at referendums. If you look at countries better practiced at it, you'll see examples of how to do it right (including rolling back a decision because of misinformation in the campaigns). But, getting back on topic 9/
08 Sep 2019 10:05
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle the expectation that lying to the population in order to attempt to manipulate that will would be an incredibly serious offence. Yet, as we've seen, our consitution does not provide for that. The answer of why that's the case, really though, is that as a nation 8/
08 Sep 2019 10:04
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Now, taking your position and extending it further. The Leave campaign made a number of now-famous statements/promises which have turned out to have been untrue at the time (let alone now). If you accept that the "will of the people" can invalidate a law all on it's own, then 7/
08 Sep 2019 10:03
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle The mechanism for that is much simpler - you elect whatever party has pledged to revoke the law you are objecting to. If they then go against that promise (*cough* tuition fees come to mind) then the electorate can punish that at the next election by voting for another party 6/
08 Sep 2019 10:01
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle There are mechanisms by which you can signal disapproval with your MPs choices - aside from telling them directly, you can vote against them at the next election. Even if the majority disapprove with a decision it does not automatically invalidate the relevant law 5/
08 Sep 2019 09:59
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Now, obviously, you & I disagree with whether Brexit is in the interests of the nation. The thing is, the MP's hold their own views too, it being an entirely subjective notion in most cases. 4/
08 Sep 2019 09:58
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle granted that that wasn't expressed via an instrument like a referendum. But, the principle that MPs don't necessarily do what they're told stems from > Members have a general duty to act in the interests of the nation as a whole; and a special duty to their constituents. 3/
08 Sep 2019 09:57
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle I think your argument is predicated on a single assumption - that parliament's position can, in law, be undermined by claims of it not being what the population wants. That's not borne out by history - when Capital punishment was abolished that was *despite* popular opinion 2/
08 Sep 2019 09:55
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle As this could quickly get very fragmented if I reply to each individually, I'm going to limit myself to just replying here. Firstly - I take it you enjoyed your drink :) 1/
08 Sep 2019 09:54
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@castlvillageman @JamesCleverly @SteveBarclay They always skip over the fact that if their alternatives work, the backstop would never trigger so they needn't worry about it. Unless, of course, they're just belching hot air to run down time.
08 Sep 2019 09:52
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@castlvillageman @JamesCleverly @SteveBarclay is quoted as complaining that the EU were demanding "molecular detail" on the proposed alternatives. Which sounds to me like Tory Newspeak for the EU saying "how's that going to work then?" in response to some truly stupid suggestions.
08 Sep 2019 09:52
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Turns out Amber Rudd does have a conscience. My MP, however, does not - she's being brought in as Rudd's replacement. I don't know how Brexit is going to turn out, but hopefully @theresecoffey loses her seat in the next GE https://twitter.com/AmberRuddHR/status/1170429481879842817
08 Sep 2019 09:39
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Parliaments power isn't limited, nor can it be bound by a previous session, so the idea that the law is invalidated by a lack of mandate is complete bunk. Mandate is a political tool/mechanism not a legal one. /END
07 Sep 2019 19:01
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle view too kindly. Finally, cos Im bored of typing on a phone, this isn't a law against Brexit, it's a law against no-deal. If he gets a deal on the 17th we can still brexit on that, or during the extension, or after it. 7/
07 Sep 2019 19:00
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Failure to seek that may well be used against him. As might another point - he *does* still have a choice. If he agrees with you that the law is unconstitutional, he could resign to avoid having to abide by it. But simply ignoring the law isn't an option a court's likely to 6/
07 Sep 2019 18:57
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle you might feel I've skirted your point here a bit.The question to ask, though is if the PM is sure that the bill is against the authority of the people, why is he not seeking a confirmatory referendum to prove it? A GE is not a single issue poll so can hardlybe decisive 5/
07 Sep 2019 18:55
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Without that challenge, or if that challenge were to fail (and only an idiot says with certainty which way a court will find) the law remains the law. If Boris breaches it, then the consequences better described by others comes into effect. But, 4/
07 Sep 2019 18:53
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle Now, that's not to say you'd lose that challenge necessarily, but that kind of scrutiny is exactly the sort of thing that various brexiters have been fighting to avoid. Which begs the question of whether they'd actually bring your challenge at all 3/
07 Sep 2019 18:51
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@ChrisMGra @JolyonMaugham @jeuasommenulle You mention authority arising from the consent of the governed, which *is* a principle. You skip over the bit where any challenge of the law on that basis would likely involve close scrutiny of the legitimacy of a referendum mirred with overspending and lies 2/
07 Sep 2019 18:50
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@senote @Marina_Sirtis depends who they sell it to and why. That data tells them about where you've been. Biometric data allows a buyer to track where you go in future - assuming they've the infra. You can change habits much more easily than you can change face
07 Sep 2019 18:42
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@gillorasp @JolyonMaugham Ask yourself this, if you accept no-deal involves risks and disruption (short term or otherwise), why would you entrust it to Bungle the Screwup? Even May didn't fuck up this quickly. If you can't trust him with ND, then an extension and a GE shouldn't be a drama
07 Sep 2019 18:36
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@gillorasp @JolyonMaugham Fact that we're even in a position where you can legitimately ask those what-if's shows just what a fucked up state this country has reached. That's leaver's fault too - if he hadn't tried to prorogue he wouldn't have forced any1s hand. No-deal *will* be a disaster with him in
07 Sep 2019 18:33
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@MJBr00ks58 @Kevin_Maguire @UKParliament You had plenty of chars left for that, and the accurate statement undermines the entire point you were making with your incorrect one. So nice try, but it remains that you were wrong rather than being brief
07 Sep 2019 18:25
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@pugliawine @WillBlackWriter @robertjoseph @BorisJohnson you know the right to petition is a core part of democracy right?
07 Sep 2019 18:04
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@MJBr00ks58 @Kevin_Maguire @UKParliament Yes I am. Maybe read up on a MPs actual duties? Their duty is to represent their constituents best interests as they see it, not to do what they are told. Certainly the rebel Tories seem to have been doing just that, though I'm sure we could both pick names of those who don't
07 Sep 2019 17:44
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@Ilovesoot @SkyNewsBreak Not read up on protocol have you? When Parliament is prorogued any bills that have passed both houses *automatically* receive assent. So, he could delay assent, but to withhold he'd have to change his mind on the prorogue The Queen's not going to get political and refuse herself
07 Sep 2019 16:49
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@JackMurray2 @Kevin_Maguire I mean, if you're right, and people *do* want No Deal, then in Nov/Dec he'll with with a landslide and take us straight out right? Why are you so bent out of shape if this really is the will of the people? Could it be because you know the majority see it for what it is?
07 Sep 2019 16:44
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@JackMurray2 @Kevin_Maguire > Not defy a law, challenge a hastily written unscrutinised law So if he ignores it, you agree he's defying the law? You might disagree that it *should* be the law, but it's one that was (or, will be, really) passed by our democratically elected Parliament.
07 Sep 2019 16:43
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@MJBr00ks58 @Kevin_Maguire @UKParliament Shall we start with the fact we don't democratically elect a government? We elect a parliament, and then the party that can hold the confidence of parliament forms a government? C'mon, this shit is fucking basic.
07 Sep 2019 16:38
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@DaveDav69475345 @SymonsPaul @DanielJHannan It's almost - We'll blow ourselves to bits, and you'll be picking bits of us out of your hair for years, and get some blood sprayed across your face.
07 Sep 2019 16:34
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@SymonsPaul @DaveDav69475345 @DanielJHannan They would be very keen, yes. But they've also said they won't undermine the EU's foundations, and won't hang a member state (in this case IE) out to dry. But our side, haven't even suggested a workable alternative, we've just threatened to detonate that vest instead.
07 Sep 2019 16:33
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@AlvinAnthony60A @gordonguthrie @DanielJHannan When that's the best defence of a PM you can muster "Well he's not a tyrant", you really, really need to stop, step back and think about just who and what the fuck it is you're defending.
07 Sep 2019 16:29
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@markhill1608 @______1980 @DanielJHannan And if he *does* win in November, with a majority and takes us out, the electorate will at least have had their say. If he pulls a fast one on the dates of the election to force us to no-deal on 31st that very likely won't have been the case. So you should be supporting the bill
07 Sep 2019 16:27
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@markhill1608 @______1980 @DanielJHannan Still think he's a tactical genius? If he hadn't tried to prevent democracy then he'd have some wiggle room. instead he forced the hand of the opposition, showed himself up for exactly what he is & backed himself into a corner. I say he, let's be fair, a lot of this was Cummings
07 Sep 2019 16:25
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@markhill1608 @______1980 @DanielJHannan That's the beauty of Johnson's idiocy. He'd need to cancel the progroguing to avoid it - all bills that have passed both houses automatically get assent when parliament is prorogued. So assuming it doesn't get blocked in the commons on Monday (seems unlikely), it will be law
07 Sep 2019 16:24
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Whoops.. https://mobile.twitter.com/booting18/status/1169453654983815170 Outlook turned eBay into DD-Bay: Topless busty babe mysteriously fronts souk's emails https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/06/ebay_smut_profile/ via @theregister
07 Sep 2019 11:26
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@AbeSnowman I've always loathed the choice of Exim as default by Cpanel anyway, it leads to mind-numbingly stupid shit like this - https://www.bentasker.co.uk/documentation/linux/301-avoiding-bcc-leaks-with-exim - happening
07 Sep 2019 10:39
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For me, what really stands out in this is @firefox submitting Telemetry from first start (i.e. before the user has had chance to say "fuck no"). Bad @Mozilla, bad. https://twitter.com/jonathansampson/status/1166471753260048384
07 Sep 2019 10:28
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Firefox is stepping up its blocking game https://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1563527
07 Sep 2019 09:38
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Using anti-trust law because companies have agreed something with state authorities... certainly novel. Trump admin threatens California, automakers over emissions deal https://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1563675
07 Sep 2019 08:43
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@SeanWrightSec @yestinj There seems to have been a change in approach elsewhere in Google - just look at how Manifest v3 and www hiding has been handled, along with their approach with stdToast. I think its a case of change making you hyperaware though, and some of it was already there
06 Sep 2019 19:59
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson Sadly it's friday afternoon, and nearly 5.30, so of course I've just had some stuff dropped into my lap that they were supposed to provide earlier in the week and I've been chasing... enjoy yours though
06 Sep 2019 16:22
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson > quinquennial or decennial vote on EU membership. Whilst obviously there's some potential for abuse there, if it was properly codified with tight rules surrounding conduct, that's something I could get behind too.
06 Sep 2019 16:19
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson Braces on their own lines? Now there's a divisive topic :D I suspect that it probably will be re-run if we leave. At that point we'll have given up some things we probably won't get back (like the veto, and potentially some international standing).
06 Sep 2019 16:17
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson I guess it depends on how you define leaving - and this is where divisions deepen of course. Most of the leading Brexiters voted against May's deal which would have terminated our European Membership (so was a form of Brexit). Didn't suggest feasible alternatives though did they?
06 Sep 2019 16:14
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson I agree, a ref is much more definitive, which is why I'd back a 2nd ref over a GE (well, one of the reasons. Corbyn... y'know). But that's not why GE's are repeated later is it?
06 Sep 2019 16:00
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson But, that's as much Cameron's govt's fault as anyone. They could, and should have built a 2nd confirmatory vote into it from the start. But in their arrogance and determination to fix the tory party they were certain they'd win outright.
06 Sep 2019 15:59
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson The difference with those being that they are GE's and there will - by design - be a re-run a few years later. The ref isn't like that, and has an impact (good or bad) that'll last generations. In that context, a confirmatory vote isn't so insane, and is how others do refs
06 Sep 2019 15:58
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson An attempt has been made though, a notification was made under Art50, and a deal was negotiated. That deal was shit, granted, and it was mental to notify Art50 before agreeing what *we* wanted out of this, but an attempt was made.
06 Sep 2019 15:56
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson But, I think I'm doing you a disservice if I lump you in with them. You appear to be of the position that no-deal is simply the result of us failing to get a good deal, rather than it being the preferred outcome (vs a deal, not vs remain).
06 Sep 2019 15:52
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson Except that it is extreme. Think back to 2016, when the term "hard brexit" was still (annoyingly) being used. That didn't refer to exiting no-deal. No-Deal is an extreme interpretation. Particularly when certain pols argue that it's what people had in mind and voted for
06 Sep 2019 15:51
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson I think most (not all) have genuinely been trying to honour it, whilst mitigating the perceived risk. That's an extremely subjective assessment though, so I can see why you'd view it differently. The problem is Leave MP's track record isn't great in general either
06 Sep 2019 15:48
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson My question *was* predicated on the assumption that you support the current approach - which appears to be the case - so I was asking whether you applied the same approach in other aspects of life. What the "customer" asks for and what they actually want are distinct things.
06 Sep 2019 15:47
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson No, I think you've misinterpreted, or that I've not been clear (more likely, a combination of both). I think the current approach - we asked once, fuck you all - makes no sense. That'd be true whatever the deal. I see the logic in no-deal, I just disagree it's a sane outcome
06 Sep 2019 15:45
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson Ah, me saying your comprehension sucks? Well, in all fairness, if your take-away from " 52/48 is to slim to adopt the most extreme interpretation" is "52/48 isn't enough to win" then your comprehension isn't great. Suck's is a bit harsh though, sorry
06 Sep 2019 15:20
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson Following that logic though, the same disaster trade-capitalists who support brexit may well try to frustrate those future trade-deals which we'll be relying on getting. You rely on a lot of assumptions about what people may or may not do
06 Sep 2019 15:16
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson An arguments premises assumes the truth of the conclusion, instead of supporting it. Do feel free to explain how that applies to my question - I'm open to the idea maybe I wasn't clear in it, but there was no assumption on my part - beyond what I was trying to support
06 Sep 2019 15:13
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson No offence intended, code-monkey is a fairly common term round here (along with rack-monkey for those based in data-centres).
06 Sep 2019 15:11
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson You'd have no more reason to trust them than any of us have reason to trust Boris Johnson. Though the PM has a far more visible history of lying (and being caught doing so). Ultimately a MP's duty is to do the best for their constituents, and not simply to do as they're told
06 Sep 2019 15:10
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson It's not an analogy, it's a direct question - your position seems to imply a lack of continued critical thinking instead relying on a single point in time and ignoring future developments. There's no begging of the question here, because I asked the question you claim I skipped
06 Sep 2019 15:08
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson An alternative view - and one I know you won't share - is that Parliament just responded to a PM who *blatantly* isn't trying to negotiate a deal from running down the clock. Bearing in mind May's deal was a product of her red lines, which the population had no say in
06 Sep 2019 15:06
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson Are you sure you're actually a code-monkey? You suck at comprehension. I didn't say 52/48 ruled out winning, I said it ruled out extremes
06 Sep 2019 15:01
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson That's somewhat different isn't it. Especially given Bills get a second and third reading. 52/48 is to slim to adopt the most extreme interpretation. Doing that guarantees that more than half will be opposed.
06 Sep 2019 15:01
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson Personally, I'd be happy for a 2nd - legally binding (read, has all the protections the first lacked) referendum to be decisive. I'd note here that Farage himself said that 52-48 would be unfinished business for him before the referendum
06 Sep 2019 15:00
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson When you're running regression tests before a release, do you just leave any regressions in there? I won't get onto UAT, cos I suspect we both know just how badly user expectations tend to match the requirements they specified....
06 Sep 2019 14:58
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson Here's a question though, your profile says you're a programmer. Do you never go back to double check a requirement? Or do you simply churn out based on the original requirement if it no longer makes sense? I mean, that's what was asked for right?
06 Sep 2019 14:57
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson Except, as of tonight, the law will say that we cannot allow ourselves to leave no-deal on 31st Oct, and must have requested an extension (though the EU doesn't have to grant it). Law, like democracy evolves.
06 Sep 2019 14:56
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson That it hasn't is a signed of how stunted our political discourse has become. Extremists are successfully claiming to be mainstream. No-Deal solves nothing, it just brings more issues, not least from those who will realise they've been lied to this whole time
06 Sep 2019 14:53
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson Obv that's ignoring people who've changed their mind (in either direction), or died, or are now old enough to vote. But we could argue all day about what those figures are - the only way to know would be a 2nd ref. The point: the majority was so slim it should rule out extremes
06 Sep 2019 14:52
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson So you don't consider that going to the EU to negotiate a deal was attempting it? Only no-deal is good enough for you and fuck the rest of the country? Keep in mind that in 2016 the majority was 1.3m. So if just 0.07% of leavers were against no-deal there's no majority
06 Sep 2019 14:51
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BBC News - Brexit: Opposition parties to reject PM election move https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49609677
06 Sep 2019 12:46
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson We negotiated a deal to leave the European Union. There has been an attempt at implementing the 2016 referendum. I think we both agree that attempt failed. What we disagree on is the right way to proceed. You seem to prefer we shoot ourselves in order to please a slim minority
06 Sep 2019 12:42
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Quelle surprise.... Oops, wait, yeah, we did hand over photos for King's Cross facial-recog CCTV, cops admit https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/06/metropolitan_police_facial/ via @theregister
06 Sep 2019 10:53
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson Forcing through a potentially harmful no-deal, despite knowing the majority of the country did not vote for it is as much a failure of democracy as you perceive a 2nd ref to be. We've already got political division that's going to be hard to fix. Why add economic damage?
06 Sep 2019 10:48
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson So you're opposed to an early General Election right? The Tories were elected to a job, and they haven't done it yet. At what point do you look at things and go "this isn't working, maybe we revisit"? Democracy is allowed to change it's mind. There isn't a precondition
06 Sep 2019 10:46
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson We already know what the impact of no-deal is likely to be. We also know, by looking back at the interviews and transcripts that claims it'd be "no deal" were discounted as project fear. Plus, you know, apparently no-deal is the "will of the people", so why not let them affirm?
06 Sep 2019 10:45
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson Conversely, making decisions based upon faith whilst ignoring evidence isn't the right way. You can believe that you'll be safe as much as you want, but if you exit a building through a 3rd story window instead of the main entrance you're unlikely to be saved by that belief
06 Sep 2019 10:44
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson So you'd be ok, given that 3 years have passed, with re-balloting the population to see whether this is actually what they want? A minority of the country backs No-Deal. They too are very vocal, and want the rest of us to believe every leave voter was pro no-deal
06 Sep 2019 10:31
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@GeoffLath @EndlessMason @cybergibbons I mean it does say "Must include 1 or 2 numbers" and you've added a 3rd, so it's sort of consistent with the text. I mean, it's still *wrong* but at least it's consistent
06 Sep 2019 10:28
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That's very much "snitch on your neighbours" territory IMO. Not to mention the massive GDPR concerns. Also hope Efine have been misquoted when they say it's secure "because it's on Azure". That better be brevity than their only defence... https://www.petrolprices.com/news/new-app-to-help-clear-up-illegally-parked-cars/
06 Sep 2019 09:20
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@djleodantes @omminc @MicknDenise1978 @BorisJohnson No, people saw him for what he was before he campaigned for leave. What leave brought was exactly what he desired - prominence. Don't think Labour are going to do that, but even if they did there's nothing wrong with it. Surely if the people really want to leave it'd fail?
06 Sep 2019 08:36
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@djleodantes @omminc @MicknDenise1978 @BorisJohnson He's been repeatedly sacked from jobs for... lying. He conspired to have a journalist beaten up. The Telegraph actually used the defence that "no-one should take what Boris writes seriously" after he'd... guess what, lied, in a column
06 Sep 2019 08:16
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@djleodantes @omminc @MicknDenise1978 @BorisJohnson That's a massive over-simplification. Boris will deliver the most harmful form of Brexit. Corbyn may or may not deliver a Brexit (he's not exactly a remainer himself - see the "Jobs first brexit" bullshit) It's also nothing to do with how trustworthy Boris is. He's a proven liar
06 Sep 2019 08:14
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@djleodantes @omminc @MicknDenise1978 @BorisJohnson So maybe focus less on the whatabouttery and instead focus on the issues in hand. "But Corbyn" just means you don't have a strong argument in favour of the current situation.
06 Sep 2019 07:56
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@djleodantes @omminc @MicknDenise1978 @BorisJohnson And yet Boris is the one in the news constantly for being a lying toe-rag. The difference is that one of them is currently trying to do something that will damage the entire country. We don't know if we can trust Corbyn (suspect not), we *know* we can't trust Boris.
06 Sep 2019 07:56
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson So to use an old analogy, once you've set the car accelerating in a direction, you're not going to stop and check whether than next bump is in fact the cliff everyone's said it is? Democracy is a process, and democracy means people get to change their mind and direction
06 Sep 2019 07:54
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@omminc @MicknDenise1978 @djleodantes @BorisJohnson Was replying to 2 replies below you :)
05 Sep 2019 20:15
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@rjheathfield @BorisJohnson That much is true,the second the ref was called the