ROFLOL, now there's a new opportunity for Apple, the iCanister.
Hospital authorities in the Philippines are none too pleased with three doctors and a nurse who extracted a 15cm spray canister from a male patient's rectum in a "rowdy" operation, footage of which subsequently popped up in three-minute video on YouTube Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has ordered an investigation into the …
Naw !! Them Nazis are all talk and no ..... Not even after partaking of Pfizer's most famous product !!
@AC@Wrong party - not as good as the one in the Darwin Awards who had a mobile phone in the same place. Appearantly the phone went off while the operation/procedure was taking place !! What was not said was :-
1) was the phone set to vibrate to announce incoming calls ??
2) did anyone answer that call and HOW ??
At least it wasn't a 3G phone, complete with video, text and camera functions !! If it was, the subsequent footage would have been of significant medical interest !!
How does one deal with their insurance company representative, when they call to verify this "medical procedure" was actually performed, on the individual in question? If I were in the agent's position, I could honestly believe a medical report that included little details like self-inflicted nail gun wound, but an anal "wound" like this? Nah...
The guy is going to feel like an ass for a long time to come & be the butt end of a joke for years.
Mine's the one with the optional anal chastity appliance.
"Boldly goin where no other CAN has gone before" more like it ...
"Hey, where's Mr Soreanus?" - Ahh, he's gone for a few cans - err - tinnies ... ahh whatever.
But seriously, imagine if the spray deployed while it was mud-up...he's shit's woulda been attractin all the ladies, like on them deoderant advertisements.
I'm pretty sure I had a hat that went with this jacket....
I do hope that was the length and not the diameter.
We did once have a patient in our X-ray dept with a Gold Label* bottle in the same place. He was a bit hazy on how it had got there, too, but given the effect of its former contents, that's not wholly surprising.
*A very strong UK beer, sold in mercifully small bottles.
It's 5:37am here (for me) ... it usually takes me about 45 minutes to put out the necessary fires ...
So please forgive me if I'm a bit confused ...
A spray can up the arse/ass ? Did I read that correctly ?
No, I won't be going back to check ... and *NO* I don't want to know the IT angle ... Seriously.
Damnit, no more El Reg reading before the third cup of coffee ...
... muttering to himself ... "Did they say Spray Can ? Spray Can of what ? ... I don't care. I don't need to know ... "
Seriously, WTF ???
<--- Going out for SuckMyBucks ... this is gonna be a LONG week ...
A prankster researcher has trained an AI chatbot on over 134 million posts to notoriously freewheeling internet forum 4chan, then set it live on the site before it was swiftly banned.
Yannic Kilcher, an AI researcher who posts some of his work to YouTube, called his creation "GPT-4chan" and described it as "the worst AI ever". He trained GPT-J 6B, an open source language model, on a dataset containing 3.5 years' worth of posts scraped from 4chan's imageboard. Kilcher then developed a chatbot that processed 4chan posts as inputs and generated text outputs, automatically commenting in numerous threads.
Netizens quickly noticed a 4chan account was posting suspiciously frequently, and began speculating whether it was a bot.
YouTube has blocked the campaign account of Hong Kong's only candidate for the Special Administrative Region's (SAR) head of government, John Lee Ka-chiu, citing US sanctions.
Lee was selected by Beijing and is almost certain to replace current HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam, another Chinese Communist Party pick, after a May 8 election. At the election, 1,454 members of a committee dominated by pro-Beijing politicians and tycoons votes.
Lee, often referred to as "Pikachu" by the Hong Kong anti-establishment faction as it sounds similar to "Lee Ka-chiu," stepped down from his position as Secretary for Security in Hong Kong to run for the chief executive spot.
Distributed transaction database biz PlanetScale has introduced an "undo" button it says can reverse schema changes, allowing devs to avoid embarrassing disasters by reverting to the original design without losing data within a 30-minute window.
Based on YouTube-developed distributed relational database Vitess, PlanetScale is a proprietary database-as-a-service designed to make life easier for developers than the open-source system. Based on MySQL, Vitess is used by the likes of Slack, Airbnb, and GitHub for its horizontal, globally scalable online transaction processing (OLTP) architecture. It has added SoundCloud, Solana, and MyFitnessPal as customers since it launched.
With the latest announcement, PlanetScale introduces an "Easy Button" to undo schema migrations that enables users to recover in seconds from changes that break production databases. Dubbed Rewind, the feature lets users "almost instantly" revert changes to the previous healthy state without losing any of the data that was added, modified, or otherwise changed in the interim.
The US Attorney's Office of Arizona on Wednesday announced the indictment of two men on charges that they defrauded musicians and associated companies by claiming more than $20m in royalty payments for songs played on YouTube.
The 30-count indictment against Jose Teran, 36, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Webster Batista, 38, of Doral, Florida, was returned by a grand jury on November 16, 2021. It accuses the two men of conspiracy, wire fraud, transactional money laundering, and aggravated identity theft in connection with a scheme to steal YouTube payments.
"In short, Batista and Teran, as individuals and through various entities that they operate and control, fraudulently claimed to have the legal rights to monetize a music library of more than 50,000 songs," the indictment [PDF] alleges.
After years of complaints from YouTubers, Google has pinpointed the root cause of a series of account hijackings: software sponsorship deals that delivered malware.
Google forums have for years witnessed pleas for help to regain control of stolen YouTube accounts, despite the owners using multi-factor authentication. Impacted influencers found themselves not just locked out of their accounts, but scrambling to stop the sale of their channels.
What did they all have in common?
Google is going to automatically enroll 150 million users and two million YouTube creators into using two-factor authentication for their accounts by the end of the year, it announced on Tuesday.
Passwords aren’t good enough on their own, Google’s AbdelKarim Mardini, group product manager working on Chrome, and Guemmy Kim, director at the Account Security and Safety team, explained on Tuesday. These passphrases are often simple and can be easily guessed, or stolen and shared.
Two-factor authentication provides an extra layer of security by, say, requiring a one-time code to complete your login – this code could be generated by an app on your phone or emailed to you – or a hardware key you insert into your computer. The idea being that if someone learns of or guesses your password, they also need to get something else off you, like your unlocked phone or hardware key.
YouTube announced yesterday it signed a definitive agreement to acquire India's two-year-old social e-commerce platform, Simsim. The transaction is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.
Simsim operates an app that uses short videos, often fronted by influencers, to sell stuff. The company publishes vids in three languages: Hindi, Tamil and Bangla.
A Google blog post drew comparisons between YouTube and Simsim, signaling an emerging focus on facilitating small business digital marketing – particularly micro-influencers building loyal followings.
The majority of YouTube videos that netizens taking part in a study said they regretted watching were recommended by the website's space-age AI algorithms.
“This problem with YouTube’s recommendation algorithm is part of a bigger story about the opaque, mysterious influence that commercial algorithms can have on our lives,” the Mozilla-led study, released on Wednesday, concluded.
“YouTube’s algorithm drives an estimated 700 million hours of watch time every single day, and yet the public knows very little about how it works. We have no official ways of studying it.”
The Tech Support Scams YouTube channel has been erased from existence in a blaze of irony as host and creator Jim Browning fell victim to a tech support scam that convinced him to secure his account – by deleting it.
"So to prove that anyone can be scammed," Browning announced via Twitter following the attack, "I was convinced to delete my YouTube channel because I was convinced I was talking [to YouTube] support. I never lost control of the channel, but the sneaky s**t managed to get me to delete the channel. Hope to recover soon."
To fool Browning, the ruse must have been convincing: "I track down the people who scam others on the Internet," he writes on his Patreon page. "This is usually those 'tech support' call frauds using phone calls or pop-ups. I explain what I do by guiding others in how to recognise a scam and, more importantly, how to turn the tables on scammers by tracking them down."
Europe's leading court has partly sided with YouTube regarding copyrighted works posted illegally online in a case that touches on "profound divisions" in how the internet is used.
The case, Frank Peterson and Elsevier Inc. v Google LLC and Others, was first brought by German music producer Peterson against the YouTube platform in the German courts in 2009.
In 2008, a number of recordings of songs from the album A Winter Symphony by singer Sarah Brightman – which he claimed he owned various rights to – were posted on YouTube without his permission. Songs from live performances of Brightman's tour were also posted online.
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