* Posts by jobst

32 posts • joined 15 Feb 2011

Australian regulator finds Google dominates adtech, seeks powerup to fight back


Re: Break Google up.

I don't think it's only relevant for Google, it's valid for so many other companies, relevant for anything growing larger than beyond a certain size, including Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook etc.

Why is Intuit grabbing Maichimp?

Or Westfield (in Australia) trying to buy Priceline.

The list goes on ....

Off yer bike: Apple warns motorcycles could shake iPhone cameras out of focus forever


Honda Goldwing

Maybe Iphone users need to ride a Goldwing?

Japan's bullet trains replace smoking rooms with Zooming rooms


Australia's NBN sucks

Japan has faster WIFI on a vehicle moving at 300 clicks/hour than Australia's NBN (cable connection) in home standing still.

John McAfee dead: Antivirus tycoon killed himself in prison after court OK'd extradition, says lawyer


Maybe he isn't dead?

Maybe he paid a few people **LOTS** of money to make it look like he's dead.

It's a possibility and would not surprise me a little bit.

A borked bit of code sent the Hubble Space Telescope into safe mode, revealing a bunch of other glitches


Normally SysAdmins can walk to the machine

.... but that hardly possible here, is it?

Hack-age delivery! Wardialing, wardriving... Now warshipping: Wi-Fi-spying gizmos may lurk in future parcels


The teddy bear can be used as a camera device as well. Use the infrared lights as eyes and pop the camera into the nose ...

Apple's revamped iPad beams a workhorse in from Planet Ludicrous



I bought a few Ipads since some of our sales people wanted to have them for presentations.

The first question was "Where's the USB?"

They have been lying in a corner ever since.

That scary old system with 'do not touch' on it? Your boss very much wants you to touch it. Now what do you do?


Re: Front page picture

So your arms are not long enough, then?

Turns out download speed isn't everything when streaming video on your smartphone


Missing info.

The article has loads of missing info:

1) legends on the graph

2) what was measured and how

3) network speed, band specs and protocol

4) density of users

5) density and quality of tower equipment

so not very well researched.

Also surprised to see Australia up there considering we are unique that 95% live in cities but those cities are area wise very, very large. Also how can you compare that to a country like Germany where in the Ruhr Valley (Ruhrgebiet) nearly live more people than in entire Australia?

Cisco sneaks hardcoded secret root backdoor into vid surveillance kit


Re: At this point..

Here, I fixed that for you:

One has to ask, are there any Hardware products without hardcoded admin level accounts on them?

I do not think I am too cynical ...

'Please store the internet on this floppy disk'


Re: I'm not sure what's worse

I know what's worse ... putting the out of office message into a word document and getting that said docx attached to the "I am out of the office" message ....

Release the KRACKen patches: The good, the bad, and the ugly on this WPA2 Wi-Fi drama


Re: Has to be within range

..... and all those coffee shops and free wifi's!

Q. Why's Oracle so two-faced over open source? A. Moolah, wonga, dosh


Check out what Oracle means:

1. a priest or priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity.

2. archaic: a response or message given by an oracle, especially an ambiguous one

The name already gives it away!

DNS devastation: Top websites whacked offline as Dyn dies again


Re: Inevitable - but not because of DNS

It seems a lot of people are talking about DNS in the moment ... but we must not forget who really is to blame - it's the stupid security programmed into may IoT's because of greed. The cause for this problem are not the inherent problems of the DNS system(s) but the stupidity of device manufactures like Dlink, Netgear, Avtech and so on.

2,000 year old man found dead near 2,000 year old computer


not necessarily - it just depends how fast you turns those wheels.

Pluto's emitting X-rays, and NASA doesn't quite know how



Rooting your Android phone? Google’s rumbled you again


Re: This is not...

I find this note strange ... just check your purchased/own home. Your smart meter has a seal, your gas meter too. Most of your devices in your home have some sort of warranty protection (for a bloody good reason), routers/wifi/adsl/cable devices all have protections. No one complains when governments say "don't fiddle with your power cables" or "don't fiddle with your gas pipes" - just check out the Internet for "DYI jobs gone wrong" and you will understand. I am sure there are people that root their phones correctly without some security flaws ... but are those people in the majority? You can always root your phone AND take your credit card.

Server retired after 18 years and ten months – beat that, readers!


16 years uptime.


A close shave: How to destroy your hard drives without burning down the data centre


Surf the Internet and click on everything possible ...

Surf the dark sides of the Internet and click on everything possible ... buttons/links/images and let the root kits, trojans and crypto bugs do the rest. You hit two birds with one stone - surf the dark Internet without any worries and have a useless drive afterwards.

The internet IS a series of tubes. Kinda: A Reg 101 guide to cabling


Why bother with all those speeds when the bottleneck

is your internet connection ... as the guy who's in charge of our "broadband" (the term is laughable) 25mb/s ought to be enough for everyone.

OnePlus One cut-price Android phone on sale to all... for 1 HOUR


Re: Confused -> to make a brand?

Maybe they are trying to steer up some hype - aka Apple - so they are making up a brand through hype?

NBN Co adds 'burbs to copper map, claims 'speed up' rollout


LNP makes NBN theirs although ALP started it - so it seems.

It seems that Malcom Turnbull &Co has made the NBN theirs although it was started by the ALP.

It seems, too, their selection of suburbs is based upon voting - the suburbs north, east, south and west ALL have or get(next rollout) the NBN.

I run a small business that is located on a road that has about 100 restaurants, all big supermarkets, 20 hair dressers, a myriad of clothing shops, lots of computer shops, a big cinema, 5 travel agents, loads and loads of supporting services (lawyers, accounting, etc) and many, many other businesses and is reasonably wealthy - yet the state of internet services is absolutely appalling.

Turnbull: NBN won't turn your town into Silicon Valley


extra costs

The sad side of this story (that the taxpayer has to fund) are the extra costs for the biased report Turnbull has created, the costs trying to sell this to us, the costs changing the infrastructure and going the other way and the costs keeping up the copper network.


Re: One simple point

I agree with the speeds, its enough and if you need more you can always get (at a higher cost) FTTP. However, FTTN has a massive problem - the last mile is copper, ALL of the problems I have (I look after a few premises using ADSL2) happen in the last few hundred meters of the connection close to the premise the ADSL connection is installed - this will not go away.

On top of that you have extra devices required that you do not need for a "direct" fibre connection - you still need extra ADSL devices for EACH connection.

Australia doubts ICANN is ready to run the internet


Oh Turnbull!

In the voice of Joe Doice "Shaddap You Face", Turnbull.

Australia's communication/Internet (telstra,NBN,ziggy,copper,politics,monopoly) is a real mess - and you are trying to tell the rest of the world how to run the Internet? And BTW, did you see how many people showed up on the "March in March" demonstrations yesterday and did you see how many signs where there talking about the shitty situation of Australia's Internet?

If you can't look after your own back yard you should not try to fix other people's issues - and BTW maybe there are none and it's actually OK!

Revealed: How Microsoft DNS went titsup globally on Xbox One launch day


Why do you need Active Directory for DNS servers?

I have absolute no clue why you would employ active directory on DNS servers - it over-complicates the service. Do they really have to have such fine granulate setups for a service like DNS? Do they really need to provide DNS lookups for some clients while they do not provide them to other customers? Wouldn't it be just efficient to have (like bind) internal and external lookups?

Adobe price hike: Your money or your files, frappuccino sippers


The future will tell.

Foresight cannot see hindsight, simple as that.

Google Drive Issues on Mac


The entitlement attitude of some people sucks

Its a free (well with ads) service, appreciate it you overly entitled feeling people. Further stop sulking about a free service that does not immediately work 100% on its first day.

I have 5 devices, and it worked on ALL of them with syncing: 1 android tab, 1 android phone, 1 linux laptop, 1 windows 7 desktop, 1 windows XP desktop.

Thanks, Google!

Nokia exec: Young fashonistas 'fed up' with iPhone


I have no fucking idea what that guy was on about, am I living in a parallel universe or what?

Dick Smith faces tricky times


Wrong move

When Deborah Singh (Ceo) moved from parts retailer to what they are now they started digging their OWN grave, --SHE-- killed DS ... wrong move.

Apple assails mobile porn purveyor's URLs


practice is all over the world but when its apple its not allowed?

The practice is all over the world but when its apple its not allowed? There are millions of domain names that have similarities to other sites (domains), but when apple encounters it than we need to have an article about this???? Get real apple, its normal.

Telstra stirs NBN pot with 4G/LTE deployment announcement


Thank you ... you made my day.

ROTFLOL ... thank you for that article, it so precisely describes what is going on. I love that movie, perfect role for Bill Murray. Now if we can get Bill Murray together with his ghostbusters to send all of the following into a never ending groundhog day that would be even better: Telstra, Tony, Conroy, John Howard for privatizing and Turnbull for his incredible technical knowledge.


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