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Comment: Not Virgin's fault (Score 5, Informative) 89

by iB1 (#39952999) Attached to: Pirate Bay Criticizes Anonymous' Attack On Virgin
Virgin had no option but to comply with the court order that was issued. If they had ignored it, they would've been fined hundreds of thousands of pounds - probably even more than that.

I'm not a Virgin Media customer, but I understand that the block is trivial to swerve around, so Virgin Media have obeyed the letter of the law, but haven't made it particularly difficult to get around. Anyhow, DDosing a web-site is just lame.

+ - GAME Group goes into administration->

Submitted by iB1
iB1 (837987) writes "It's been a long time coming, but GAME Group, which owns the GAME and GameStop stores has finally gone into administration, putting 10,100 jobs at risk over Europe.

I'm not surprised as GAME have been struggling for a while, and their bricks and mortar type stores were woefully outdated in this digital era."

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Comment: Turn the tables (Score 1) 550

by iB1 (#39286905) Attached to: Why Making Facebook Private Won't Protect You
If you're asked in an interview to provide your FaceBook login details, then ask everyone on the interviewing panel to do the same. And then go through their profile bit by bit, querying all photos and status updates. They'd soon change their ways.

But seriously, is this getting to be the normal thing to do in the USA? I've never heard of anything like this in the UK. It sounds horrendous.

Comment: Re:Body language is an effective tool (Score 1) 189

by iB1 (#39195185) Attached to: How To Sneak In To a Security Conference
There was an article on the BBC a while back about a similar thing with Hi-Viz jackets. In the UK - virtually anyone doing anything remotely hazardous (unloading trucks, security etc. etc.) seems to need a high-viz jacket for 'elf and safety reasons.

All you need to do is go to the pound shop, buy a hi-viz jacket and you could probably wander in and out of various buildings without security batting an eyelid

No problem is insoluble in all conceivable circumstances.