Póg mo thóin!
Póg mo thóin! = Kiss my ass. WIN :D
Crooks have created what's reckoned to be the first computer virus featuring the Irish language. The malware – dubbed Gaeilge – is a strain of ransomware that locks up an infected computer and attempts to extort €100 from the user for an unlock code. The demand for cash reportedly appeared in poorly written Gaelic, and the …
In the English language, the language is called "Irish", not "Gaelic".
...when used here, the word "Gaelic" most commonly refers to "Gaelic Football": a type of violent affray involving thirty men and a football. (c.f. Australian Rules Football, a similar riotous assembly that seems to have arisen from a dispute about wanting to play Rugby during a cricket match).
Now, I'm not one for racial stereotyping, but sometimes, on occasion you find that some people are not doing their fellow countrymen any favours by perpetuating these myths. Take for example this gem:
Sports coverage at it's finest, not.
Ireland brings An uncompromising level of stupidity (or corruption?) to everything she does.
it could be just a conspiracy theory BUT....
Word in the fields and across the townlands is that The Irish Garda's new cyber intelligence division is behind these attacks in Donegal, trying to destabilise the region a la Mossad in an effort to bring the six counties back into the fold and secure valuable oil fields off the north east coast.
The virus spreads via infected USB keys to be carried across the border and into Derry, And from Derry threatens to infect all of northern Ireland. Currently the virus is stuck in "burnfoot" waiting for the town to buy its first computer. The code was deliberately obfuscated ( written in 60% Irish 30% English and 10% Shelta and compiled in MS paint) to hide it's political motives.
While the virus acts as nagware, in the background, it replaces google maps with a bitmap file showing Ireland as one political boundary. Hearts and minds.
Unfortunately the cyber Garda didnt get a budget for new computers (and the unions refused training) but did manage to salvage some evoting machines. Pending adjustments (upwards) to the croke park agreement , the unions will allow its members train up on the new system. Next module: ms paint level 2
This is written in the style of an Irish Sean focail (old sayings) and it rhymes for a double win. GG Madra.
PHRASE: Is minic a gheibhean beal oscailt diog
MEANING: An open mouth often catches a closed fist
So a direct translation "It's better to have a broken Irish virus, than a clever English one"
For more Irish Sean focails see here www.ireland-information.com/irishphrases.htm
Digital leprechaun... And the prose from it might be digital le prose, tho not very rosey, you see.
Consideratioon might be to allow the victiime to choose a red jacket or a green jacket before pressing key number one or key number twoo.....
Momentum-gaining, limeric-spewing digital leprechauns may become the new lepers of the computer era, even surpassing Nigerian scam artist, no?
We used to have printers that emailed their diagnostic health and consumables status back to a central maintenance server.
We once had a laugh as some Nigerian 419 scammer was sending emails to "Remote Printing Unit 10420" of the bank where I was working.
The scammers were trying the "kiddy porn" angle to shake people up too.
If I had had the time I would have Stolled the scammers.
I can just imagine the fun of getting the Irish techie I worked with to go in on the scam with me.
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