Archive for June, 2012

Inexperienced Indian tech operative’s blunder led to RBS banking meltdown

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, June 29, 2012

A serious error committed by an “inexperienced operative” caused the IT meltdown which crippled the RBS banks last week, a source familiar with the matter has told The Register.Job adverts show that at least some of the team responsible for the blunder were recruited earlier this year in India following IT job cuts at RBS […]

Alan Turing- technology genius was born 100 years ago at the weekend

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The life and achievements of Alan Turing – the mathematician, codebreaker, computer pioneer, artificial intelligence theoretician  was born 100 years ago on 23 June 1912.Turing was born into a world that was very different, culturally and technologically, yet his contribution has never been more important. His is a story of astounding highs and devastating lows. […]

Nat West computer glitch- a disaster waiting to happen

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, June 25, 2012

The STILL ongoing computer “glitch” was an attempt by the RBS bank to save money by sacking skilled UK staff and offshoring to fewer, cheaper, unskilled people in India.Scanning through comments on the Observer- Money- Your questions answered, I found this observation and various other comments appear to validate this information: http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/jun/22/natwest-questions-answered By  cantankerousblogger posted […]

Royal Bank of Scotland customers still suffering after Wednesday’s computer breakdown.

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, June 22, 2012

Up to 12 million Royal Bank of Scotland, Natwest and Ulster bank customers were left unable to withdraw cash, pay bills or move money yesterday after a computer glitch froze their bank accounts on Wednesday night.The banks- which Labour nationalised are part of the taxpayer-owned RBS Group, said that “technical issues” with its computers meant […]

IBM supercomputer reclaims world’s fastest title

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, June 21, 2012

IBM’s Sequoia supercomputer has reclaimed the top spot on the list of the world’s fastest supercomputers for the USA.The newly installed system beat Japan’s K Computer made by Fujitsu which fell to second place. It is the first time the USA can claim first place since it was beaten by China two years ago. Sequoia […]

UK has wrong focus on cybercrime

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The UK Government should focus more funds on policing the internet and less on anti virus software and snopping according to new research.Computer scientists at the University of Cambridge carried out the cybercrime study after being approached by the UK’s Ministry of Defence. The report Preventing Cybercrime: Not Worth the Effort? indicated that the UK […]

Neverseconds blogger beats Argyll Bute Council over censorship ban

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, June 18, 2012

A ridiculous ban by Argyll and Bute Council preventing a nine year old girl from photographing her school meals has been lifted following a storm of protest on the internet.Martha Payne (Veg to her followers) from Argyll has now recorded more than six million hits with 2,368 comments on her NeverSeconds blog. Argyll and Bute […]

Proposed UK snoopers’ charter faces severe criticism

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, June 15, 2012

Civil liberty groups and ISPs have voiced severe criticism over the newly published Data Communications bill aka snoopers’ charter. The controversial bill extends the type of data that internet service providers must keep to include your emails, web browsing history and social media posts- including Skype. The government claims that thelegislation is need in the […]

Cash served from bank machines- without your card

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, June 14, 2012

New software lets people withdraw money from cash machines using their smartphones rather than their cards has been launched.Customers who use the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) or NatWest mobile banking app can now request up to £100 cash via their smartphone. They are given a six digit code to enter into an ATM to […]

Google faces new data privacy investigation

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Google is to be reinvestigated over new claims that it deliberately collected personal data, including emails and passwords, while it was capturing images for its Streetview Maps service in Britain.Google had agreed to delete all of the information that had been collected in November 2010, telling the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) that the data had […]