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    Re: God you have to be a real geek to laugh at this picture...

    Isn't this government great - inflicting the possibility of identity theft on 25m of its subjects until the day they die and beyond?!

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    Re: God you have to be a real geek to laugh at this picture...

    why were they letting 'junior officials' (lowly untrained techs I assume) download the entire database anyway :?

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    Re: God you have to be a real geek to laugh at this picture...

    Awesome - and to think, I skipped straight down to TV for Heroes...

    Anyone download?!??!
    Errrrr, yes - me - a while ago - I watched them all in about a week.
    Also guilty of watching entire season's of 24 within 3 days.

    Currently catching up on Law & Order SVU......

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    Re: God you have to be a real geek to laugh at this picture.

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    How much of a bollocking would we get if we 'lost' our student databases?
    Ours gets the unencrypted ftp treatment to county :? They can't get their head around sftp
    You think thats bad, a Big Blue company has the contract for one of the big banks to deal with all sales transactions and that information is sent over the internet in clear text 8O , they think thats fine though. I know because my friend works for this big blue company.

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    Re: God you have to be a real geek to laugh at this picture...

    We once found blowing down the street computer printouts that detailed the credit/finance details of customers buying cars on HP from one of the local major car dealers - about 2000 names in all. I went cold when I picked it up and saw what it was.

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    Re: God you have to be a real geek to laugh at this picture...

    I was waiting for the torrent to come up! Better still have seeders when I get home!

    As for the 'office junior' Thats just a lame attempt at scapegoating from the upper echelons. Said junior wouldn't have sent that data if there wasn't some order from up above to have said data sent...

    Some government officials should go through a trial of breaching the data protection act 25 million times if you ask me.

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    Re: God you have to be a real geek to laugh at this picture...

    HA HA:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=290184203092

    I wonder how long this will stay up ?

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    Re: God you have to be a real geek to laugh at this picture...

    lol id say that that guy would get in trouble....

    but he could argue it was identity theft and someone stole his account :P

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    Re: God you have to be a real geek to laugh at this picture...

    He lives where I live! LOL!

    @ Mattx - You know we're onto Heroes S02E09 now! I watched the first series in a weekend and the first five episodes I a couple of evenings a few weeks ago.

    Not as good as the first series...

    (sooooo off-topic now)

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    Re: God you have to be a real geek to laugh at this picture...

    And these clowns wanted to implement and manage a national identity card system? HA! :P

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    Re: God you have to be a real geek to laugh at this picture...

    I thinks it is amazing that it has gotten 38 bids somebody is on to a winner and im suprised that only one person has been forced to leave office becasue of it and he left of his own accord.

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    Re: God you have to be a real geek to laugh at this picture.

    LOL that ebay post is funny... that guy needs to hope he don't get raided in the next 24 hours... the cost is going up consistently as well, not sure if i'd pay £155 for a pair of blank discs even if it was a joke!!!

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    Re: God you have to be a real geek to laugh at this picture...

    @ Mattx - You know we're onto Heroes S02E09 now! I watched the first series in a weekend and the first five episodes I a couple of evenings a few weeks ago.
    I am aware of the new series, which has now been hit by the writers strike in the USA. Plus Tim Kring has promised to start making the second season a bit better as it's loosing quite a few followers.
    I am one of those people who wait for the entire season to air / finish, then watch the lot within a few days....
    Sad - thats me.

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    Re: God you have to be a real geek to laugh at this picture...

    Quote Originally Posted by mattx
    HA HA:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=290184203092

    I wonder how long this will stay up ?
    I love the Q&A section (copied here just in case ebay remove it):

    Q: Would you consider part exchange for these discs? I'm afraid I can't offer much in the way of cash as my future employment status looks a bit grim at present, but my boss Gordy can offer you a peerage or even free school dinners for life. Thanks NOTE TO SECRETARY: PLEASE ENSURE MY REAL NAME DOES NOT APPEAR ON THIS EMAIL WHEN SENDING, THANKS. ALISTAIR

    A: As everyone's employment prospects are as dismal as yours, you argument carries little weight. However, the peerage is tempting. Please feel free to phone me to discuss this.

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    Re: God you have to be a real geek to laugh at this picture...

    I'm the winning bidder so far at £9,999,999.99

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