* Posts by Ydo Ibother

13 publicly visible posts • joined 22 Oct 2008

Uber Australia hiring lawyers, PR flaks

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Sueballs at dawn

It will be interesting to see how all this plays out when someone is inevitably seriously hurt or killed in an accident involving an Uber driver. I suspect at that time Uber will stop taking the driver’s calls and will distance themselves bigtime from the sue balls that will be flying. But clearly there are plenty of people (drivers and passengers) stupid or desperate enough to think that won't happen to them. The difference is that when it happens, nobody from Uber corporate HQ will lose so much as a night's sleep or a single cent personally. The driver on the other hand...

Ninten-DON'T: Wii U bomb blows Mario Kart giant off track – but new console promised

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Dumbasses still haven't put out a DS version with a phone, which they could have before Apple ever arrived on the scene. Opportunity lost, as is the company...

Elon Musk slams New Jersey governor over Tesla direct sales ban

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Re: He does have a point (for once)

Ctrl-Alt-Delete :-)

Massively leaked iFail 5S POUNDS pundits, EXCITES chavs

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Re: No need for revolution

A good analogy, but the $172,100 2013 Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible is significantly more expensive than the $60,900 2013 Porsche Boxster S Convertible. The 5C is a fail at its current price. Oh, and it shits me you can no longer get a 4S bigger than 8GB in Oz. Apple's way of saying we don't give a shit you spent money on docking stations for the old connector, or that your car isn't brand new. No I don't want to use an adapter, that blows chunks.

New use for old iPhones: Watch your house get robbed in REAL-TIME

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Re: Old tech...

Which App?

Are you a hot BABE in heels and a short skirt? SCIENCE is for YOU

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A cunning plan...

to lure horny young men into science. This must be where all the hotties work

Honeynet looks to trap USB malware

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Re: @Ydo Ibother- (Un)-Trusted Media?

Autorun, as I understand it, won't prevent the drivers (read firmware) for a device from installing. That's the code that windows loads in order to recognize the device. I have done some searching for on this a while back but couldn't find much.

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Is it possible that these worms are being distrubuted via the device drivers of dodgy USB sticks and USB adapters. I bought a USB to SDCARD adapter for 1 cent on eBay, delivered from China. Makes me wonder what else I got for my money?

Microsoft to bake Windows 8 in three flavours

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Let's go:

Really Terrific ?

Really Terrible ?

Runaway Train ?

Randomly Terminates ?

Group-buying deal for £99 iPhone 4 may have breached consumer laws

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OFT must be joking

No fine? No email apology to the thousands of punters who handed over their details? Mission accomplished by Groupola I'd say. They must be laughing their heads off at the OFT

HP's Palm bid beat Apple, Google, RIM, says report

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More than phones and tablets

Keep in mind that massive parts of HP's business lie in things like printing and medical equipment. There's probably no reason why we won't see a whole new generation of gear based around webOS. In a few years we might see hospital heart monitors and the like running webOS!

Australia's 'answer to the velociraptor' unveiled

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FWIW, "Clancy of the Overflow" was a poem by Banjo P.

Times: US about to deploy Space Marines

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What rubbish.

You would need at least 5 vehicles for this to work:

– a Hypersonic variable geometry rocket plane used for fast response, rescue zone reconnaissance, and as a mobile control base.

– a Heavy supersonic VTOL carrier lifting body aircraft used for the transport of major rescue equipment and vehicles.

– a Reusable, vertically launched SSTO (Single Stage To Orbit) spaceship used for space rescue and maintenance.

– a Small utility submarine for underwater rescue.

– an Earth-orbiting space station which monitors all broadcasts around the globe for calls for help and also manages communications.

Oh, and a secret base somewhere in the Pacific

Thanks Wikipedia...FAB