* Posts by tmTM

547 posts • joined 27 Jan 2011

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Microsoft adds Buy Now, Pay Later financing option to Edge – and everyone hates it

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Re: What next?

I'm sure all three Edge users were outraged.

Theranos' Holmes admits she slapped Big Pharma logos on lab reports to boost her biz

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Re: Somehow I don't think the court will be convinced

on trial for fraud. Freely admits fraud.

Interesting move.

MediaTek's flagship 5G chip for top-of-the-line Android smartphones is coming right up

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Get the price right

If you are going to war with Qualcomm it needs to be done on price and not just performance.

Equal or better performance, 10-20% cheaper and it's stealing market share in a big way.

If that means cutting your own throat in the process, well thats just the price to play when you muscle in on someone elses lunch.

Apple's anti-ad-tracking iPhone feature took a '$10bn' chunk out of social network revenues

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"Help keep Facebook free of charge."

If they introduced a charge they might suddenly realise the vast number of fake profiles active on their system.

and they wouldn't want that now would they?

Ex-camera biz Olympus investigating 'suspicious' network activity again a month after ransomware hit

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Twice?

If you get owned twice in a short space of time it's all on you, thats not a good look at all.

OK, so you stole $600m-plus from us, how about you be our Chief Security Advisor, Poly Network asks thief

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Re: 268 Mil to Spend or an IT Job With Possible Jail Time?

I smell.....................desperation in the air at Poly

Thief hands back at least a third of $600m in crypto-coins stolen from Poly Network

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Bottled it

Felt the heat and returned the loot, hoping for no harm, no foul outcome.

Probably means the company got owned by a single kid messing around, makes them look pretty useless.

EA Games looted by intruders: Publisher says 'no player data accessed' after reported theft of FIFA 21, Frostbite source

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Good luck with that

Maybe they can sort it all out and hand it back to EA, so they can finally put a game out that's not half-baked at launch.

Photographer seeks $12m in copyright damages over claims Capcom ripped off her snaps in Resident Evil 4 art

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Re: Copyright on photos of physical objects

Two problems there tho:

I doubt anyone else went and got a picture of that broken window, and you can see when overlaid it's a match.

Also they copied the files without even bothering to change the names, so files on the original CD ROM appear in the game data with the same names.

Amazon says it destroyed two million knockoffs in 2020, a fraction of the amount it ships

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Re: Still a lot of knockoffs

Still miles better than eBay.

They happily allow large scale scams to operate, forget knockoff goods these criminals are out to empty your bank account and eBay does absolutely nothing to prevent it.

Scam victims find same fraudulent ads lurking on Facebook and Google even after flagging them up

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eBay is just as bad

Thousands of fake listings every day, they do nothing to prevent them.

Does the boss want those 2 hours of your free time back? A study says fighting through crowds to office each day hurts productivity

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Up next

another study from the institute for the bleeding obvious

Customs raid rumbles black market for primary school e-learning materials in fiercely competitive Hong Kong

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Don't miss

The main news article here is that someone has been busted for copyright infringement in China.

They were probably as shocked as you are.

Chairman, CEO of Nominet ousted as member rebellion drives .uk registry back to non-commercial roots

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Stupid, greedy and completely incompetant

They got what they deserved.

Seagate UK customer stung by VAT on replacement drive shipped via the Netherlands

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Re: Apparently the British fish are much happier now

They certainly are considering no-one is trying to catch them anymore.

#BrexitBenefits

Russia-backed crew's latest malware has discerning taste – when screening visitors to poisoned watering holes

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Re: "the C&C [command-and-control] server replies with a piece of JavaScript code"

Probably just switch to pictures/videos of scantily clad women.

They're hacking Armenia, not the Pentagon.

US prez Donald Trump declares America closed to those flying in from Schengen zone over coronavirus woes

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and in fairness at least they're trying something, even if it does appear flawed.

One-time Brexit Secretary David Davis demands Mike Lynch's extradition to US be halted

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His extradition should be stopped till they send us that stupid woman who killed Harry Dunn.

'Buyer's remorse' drove HP's legal crusade to go after Lynch, High Court told

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Sold as seen

Deloitte signed off the books and HP didn't bother to do their homework. A big tech company whinging because the accounts are complex is pretty special.

Five years in the clink for super-crook who scammed Google, Facebook out of $120m with fake tech invoices

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Re: He should of just hit normal people

$120m taken in the scam.

£26m in restitution

Is the remaining money accounted for or is this guy heading to jail laughing his head off?

Oi, Queenslander who downloaded 26.8TB in June alone – we see you

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Someone's running a data centre on a residential line

Icahn smell money! Corporate raider grabs $1.2bn of HP stock to push for Xerox merger

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Dinosaurs of a digital age

Neither occupy a growth market and it won't be too long before the bottom really drops out and they go into freefall.

Weird flex but OK... Motorola's comeback is a $1,500 Razr flip-phone with folding 6.2" screen

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Re: Want one

Looks cool, but it ends there.

Unfolded the screen isn't massive, plenty of non-folding phones are just as big.

If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is: Nobody can decrypt the Dharma ransomware

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Re: "Negotiating with the ransomware author"

An interesting business mode.

Infect lots of people with ransomware

Setup a company offering decryption of (your own) ransomware

Earn money as direct bank transfers from companies instead of Bitcoin

OneCoin lawyer trial kicks off in NY as cryptocurrency founder remains on the lam

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Re: Worthless tokens

Not real money so not a real crime.

Wait, what???

Xiaomi the way to go phone: That would be with a 108MP camera by the looks of things

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Re: Android ?

So far Xiaomi have avoided the glare of the big orange man and don't seem to be threatened with any Huawei like restrictions.

The phones run Android fine and don't come saddled with tons of bloatware.

'Earworn Wearables' will save the day (wireless earbuds, but cool name for your D&D halfling)

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Re: Mordor Intelligence?

More like an attempt to justify an already flagging market by simply re-labelling everything as a wearable.

Lenovo unfolds time frame for bendy ThinkPad: Pricey Windows PC out in summer '20

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Re: WTF!?

Well apparently they're willing to trade sales figures for style so I guess we'll see how that pans out.

No great surprise if they manage to sell scant few and end up scrapping the line within 18 months.

HP polishes the redundancy cannon, prepares to fire 16% of workforce

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Stock Price

When the CEO is only interested in the stock price you know it's a good indication to short in the long term.

Initial gains will be followed by substantial losses as they've clearly lost focus on their core business.

Suspected crypto-coin crook collared after emailing apology note to the cops rather than victim – shock claim

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HOW the thief got into the phone!

and how did he get into Coinbase?

Surely it has additional security on the app?

Devon knows how they make it so steamy: Phantom squatter of Torquay curls one out on bloke's motor

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Filmed from a screen, it seems.

because all CCTV in news needs to be as fuzzy and low quality as possible.

Even if they used HD cameras to capture the incident.

TalkTalk's voice-over is writing speeds that its text can't match: Ad pulled from broadcast

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"Our marketing strategy is hoping people don't pay attention to our adverts"

Teen TalkTalk hacker ordered to pay £400k after hijacking popular Instagram account

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Re: why was CCleaner the trigger?

The searches were done by un-skilled PC's, who will have just had a list of banned items to watch out for.

Find something on the list and call in the Techs.

There's fraud, and then there's backdoor routers, fenced logins, malware, and bribing AT&T staff seven figures to unlock 2m phones

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No-one has asked how these guys got their hands on 2 million phones locked to AT&T ??

Hull be damned: KCOM shuts shop as UK High Court waves through £627m Macquarie deal

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Re: Liberty Global = Virgin Media?

No they bought the LG assets in Germany, Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

Don't panic: Dixons Carphone's share price crashes 30% after statutory losses hit £329m

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No surprises here

Merge a flagging tech retailer with an almost obsolete phone retailer and you'd expect the thing to sink like a stone.

After years of listening, we've heard not a single peep out of any aliens, say boffins. You think you can do better? OK, here's 1PB of signals

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Funding

Maybe the funding just ran out?

Especially if it's academical research where any money left after the grant ends has to be handed back.

3 years is a pretty short length of time for a grant that big though.

When virtual mittens sell for thousands, of course gamers are ripe targets for cyber shenanigans

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The question is, where did someone get 60 grand to spend on a stupid weapon skin?

Silicon Valley doesn't care about poor people: Top AI models kinda suck at ID'ing household stuff in hard-up nations

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Re: I'm sure humans wouldn't be that much better

Aye, parts of Rotherham haven't seen a bar of soap for decades now.

Not very bright: Apple geniuses spend two weeks, $10,000 of repairs on a MacBook Pro fault caused by one dumb bug

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Been there...

Did the same with a mobile phone, turned the brightness all the way down then went outside on a summers day.

Though it was broken till I remembered what I'd done.

EE switches on 5G: Oi, where are your Mates? Yes, we mean the Huawei phones

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Re: Is there actually much demand from punters for this?

The ones with a genuine demand for it will be the ones who are least likely to access the service, those in rural or isolated locations with terrible coverage.

It'll be a nice gimmick for those in city centres, for the occasional times when they're not on Wi-Fi anyway.

CryptoQueen on the run from Feds, lawsuit after her OneCoin slammed as 'an old-school pyramid scheme on a new-school platform'

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A fool and their money

Will apparently still try and take you to court after they've forked it all over.

Maybe try using an ounce of common sense before investing in such utter rubbish next time???

5G is Chinese firms' foot in the door to Europe as Oppo launches flagship Reno mobe in Zurich

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5G ??

We need this right??

Telly production biz films maternity clinic, doesn't tell patients, gets fined £120,000

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Re: Who in the hospital ...

and just as importantly, has this colossal idiot been fired already??

Dutch director cops roar deal after selling off lion-based schlock to China

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Re: he might even learn how to make a good film

Maybe, but don't count on it.

Friedberg and Seltzer never learned, they made a raft of terrible rubbish before their careers finally got flushed down the toilet where they belong.

Quadsys exec who hacked rival firm's database in 2016 convicted of assault

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"Who is giving you this information?"

Surely it's public record?

Armor Games admits all its users' deets slurped in database mega-hack as site moves to repair chink

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Re: Isn't it time

Isn't it time that the huge fines we've been promised are dished out??

Not just a slap on the wrist, something large enough to decimate the stock price.

Nokia 9: HMD Global hauls PureView™ out of brand limbo

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Re: That's not much more than the launch price of the Nokia N97

That phone was a steaming turd as well, even if the flip out keyboard was very useful.

Go, go, Gadgets Boy! 'Influencer' testing 5G for Vodafone finds it to be slower than 4G

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Re: what's the point?

Does anyone actually need 5G to begin with??

Is 300Mbps really insufficient to run your pocket device?

Crypto crash leads to inventory pile-up at Nvidia, sales slaughtered

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Gambling on Crypto

Well there's your problem.

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