* Posts by DownUndaRob

73 posts • joined 1 Apr 2011


If you own one of these 45 Netgear devices, replace it: Kit maker won't patch vulnerable gear despite live proof-of-concept code


Certificate issue

Is it just my Firefox that tags the kb link with an insecure certificate?

All that Samsung users found on UK website after weird Find my Mobile push notification was... other people's details


Australia too

Got this here in Australia too....

Strangely the Samsung site seems to be suffering a Slashdot effect.

Google Chrome to block file downloads – from .exe to .txt – over HTTP by default this year. And we're OK with this



Well that will mess up the corporate intranet.

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


Re: Incorrect Reporting

The differences are vanishingly small, so they equate very closely to fraud.

But they are there, one of the key differences being if there is more effort put in building than retailing then you are probably not in a 'real' MLM but a pyramid masquerading as one.

An argument can be made that shows Tesco's is a pyramid scheme.


Re: Incorrect Reporting

And there you show the usual level of ignorance shown by people who have swallowed the MLM == Pyramid == Ponzi malarkey.. please do some research.


Incorrect Reporting

Please stop painting the Multi Level Marketing industry with this brush, the source document never refers to a multi-level marketing pyramid, but simply a pyramid scheme.

SpaceX didn't move sat out of impending smash doom because it 'didn't see ESA's messages'


Faulty Process

So the system sending the alerts didn't have an alternative notification method, like perhaps human intervention of picking up an old fashioned telephone and calling someone.

Need to automatically and securely verify a download is legit? You bet rget this new tool

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Re: Not a panacea

An ideal opportunity for blockchain to display its real use.

Loose tongues and oily seamen: Lost in machine translation yet again


Re: Mijn grootvader is een schaap

antipodean potty mouth

Oi, ya ba**tard, I resemble that remark...


Video not available.

Lost in translation? I cant even watch the first video due to geoblocking.

Google: We're not killing ad blockers. Translation: We made them too powerful, we'll cram this genie back in its bottle


Pay for my traffic

Will Google pay for the extra traffic I will end up using, parts of the world still live on a quota internet model.

Android clampdown on calls and texts access trashes bunch of apps


Re: Call recording too.

I also use ACR, fortunately they have released a version I find in Samsung Apps that still works as it used to...

Top AI conference NIPS won't change its name amid growing protest over 'bad taste' acronym



So change the name of GIMP to something that includes Image in its name???


The Gnu Image Manipulation Program.


As it turns out, no, you can't just run an unlicensed Bitcoin money exchange


America != World

Has anyone pointed out that this guy lives *in Mexico* therefore is subject to Mexican law, not US law...

Australia's Snooper's Charter: Experts react, and it ain't pretty


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Re: Set

Please name this VPN provider, I may be interested.

Mailshot meltdown as Wessex Water gets sweary about a poor chap called Tom


and for Bill Posters

But poor Bill Posters, what did he ever do to have signs off him being prosecuted posted all over town??

ZTE can't buy chips from America – but can still get sued for patent infringement in the US


Do these patent title strike you as vague, or bleedingly obvious

These patent titles seem so incredibly vague that the could mean anything,

Telling someone half their password in email and the other half by phone could be a breach of US Patent 9,325,600

Date engraved onto net neutrality tombstone: June 11, 2018


"Restoring Internet Freedom" ??

"Restoring Internet Freedom" ??

Who comes up with these titles, should be charged with false advertising.

Zero Tech Emitted: ZTE halts assembly lines after US govt sanctions cripple mobile maker


cant see past his own boundaries.

Attempts to rescue car industry, damages two tech companies in the process (Qualcomm & Acacia)

Woeful NBN services attract ACCC's attention


ACCC already intervened.

The ACCC's intervention in the design phase of the NBN is what caused this issue (and they were warned that it would happen).

The original 14 POI plan was technically superior.

Domino's Pizza delivers user details to spammers


Good luck on the Diet Coke

Domino's has gone pepsi

10 minutes of silence storms iTunes charts thanks to awful Apple UI



Paging the estate of John Cage...


Linux kernel hardeners Grsecurity sue open source's Bruce Perens


To quote Shakespeare

GRSecurity doth complain to much, methinks.

nbn™ blames cheap-ass telcos for grumpy users, absolves CVC pricing


There is no N in NBN

This was originally a plan for 7 diffferent large redundant networks (14 POI plan) but the ACCC stuck its nose in and dictated a 121 POI plan (no redundancy).

This will NOT be an NBN until traffic can get from Perth to Sydney without leaving the NBN network.

Right now its 121 RBNs.

Nothing could protect Durex peddler from NotPetya ransomware


Branding Overload

Here in DownUndaLand Durex is a brand of Sticky Tape, made for an interesting moment reading the headline...

Congratulations IBM for 'inventing' out-of-office email. You win Stupid Patent of the Month


Re: Ummm ...

But, if vacation first appeared in BSD4.3, then it was created in California...


Ancient news..

>man vacation



The command appeared in BSD 4.3


And wikipedia tells me BSD4.3 was released June 1986.

So that's 30 years ago...

Competition and wholesale costs, not lack of fibre, crimp broadband in Australia


Scope Creep

Australia's NBN was going to be a sleek looking mouse.

Then politics got involved.

Now it's an elephant.

Want to come to the US? Be prepared to hand over your passwords if you're on Trump's hit list


T&C Breach

Sorry the T&C of my service provider tells me not to provide *my* password to *anyone*.

Im not about to breach them just for you, so I guess I will continue to NOT VISIT the USA...

PS: My country is better than yours, nah nah nah nah nah...

Now where is my coat?

Let's replace Ethernet with infrared light bouncing off mirrors!


Air quality

I guess the release of the fire suppression gas would instantly stop the network too...

Oz government on its Centrelink debacle: 'This is fine'


Re: Plausible deniability?

I solved this problem, I emailed Mr Tudge to introduce myself as one who is being told he has a debt that I believe doesnt exist..

No response...

Standing out from the crowd with an Android phone? You and 90 per cent of the market


and the other .1%??

87.5% of phones are running the Android platform.

12.1% are Apple

00.3% the rest



So what are the other 0.1%??

Skype for Linux users can crash-test video calls in v1.10 Alpha

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Voicemail changes too

Not to mention the email I received earlier this week telling me that voicemail services will be turned off for skype-skype calls... You know a phone call is a phone call is a phone call.... I wonder if I can get phone number portability on my Skype-in number (as it is listed as my primary contact for business).

Australian desert deluge demonstrates why we're doing it



I would recommend the best vehicle to get there would be fitted with blades, fast spinning ones that repel the earth and allow you to float/hover and such...

Yep, rent a chopper..

NBN Co makes it official - backhaul charges will fall


No 'National' in NBN

This is the costs incurred when creating 121 REGIONAL Broadband Networks instead of the original 7 that were planned...

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


Out of interest, what were your parent's speed on copper compared to yours?

Turnbull says NBN 'most reckless commitment of Commonwealth funds in our history'


Bias much

When the person doing the report is from Telstra, then I have a large vat of salt to go with any report they come up with regarding NBN

App maker defends selling S.F. parking spots as a free speech issue


the meatspace alternative?

So if I am approaching my car on foot and indicate to another driver who is visibly looking for a spot that I am about to vacate, am I then committing an offence? As I see it the APP is doing nothing more than allowing me to broadcast my intent a little wider and quieter.

600 school sysadmins sacked in New South Wales


If they didnt exist in the 1950s...

Well thats the problem with this federal government today, it seems that they are still thinking and acting like its the 1950s, and unfortunately them new fangled computer things just dont exist yet..

Microsoft crows about 149k-seat Office 365 deal that costs it MILLIONS



Have to wonder if they have budgeted in the extra costs to bandwidth and traffic costs into the equation, plus the sites that have small thin pipes to them at present.

Google's Drive SLASH, secret 'big upgrade': Coincidence? Hardly


Buggy GDrive

Now if only Google could fix the file duplication bug that it has would be great. (https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/drive/Yjmkd4nbhw4%5B1-25-false%5D)

FACE IT: attempts to get Oz kids into IT jobs are FAILING


Shennanigans, I call Shennanigans

For the 18 years Ive been working in the IT industry there has always been an oversupply of potential employees, always got to watch your back because someone else wants your job.

Australia's proto-NBN now decaying in the desert


Microwave still in use

I can show you locations where the microwave links are still in daily use for telephone calls and can handle a blindingly fast 9600baud if you are lucky.

Windows 8.1: Read this BEFORE updating - especially you, IT admins


Will MS compensate me

Cant help wonder if Microsoft will compensate me for data downloaded thrice instead of the once, after all traffic costs in Australia and I'm on a quota plan, in fact this download alone over three devices could account for 18% of my monthly allocation instead of the 6% for getting it once.

Bang away – just not 'with friends', Zynga tells naughty hookups app


... with friends

So Im going to be sued if i have Coffee with friends???

What a stupid law, dont tell me... its from America right???

North American teams land in Oz to race for the sun


Mobile Coverage

As an NT resident I can tell you that there is far more coverage in the smaller towns than you think, but only if you are with Tel$tra.

Is this the first ever web page? If not, CERN would like to know


I preferred gopher

Gopher worked far faster over 2400baud modems.

Terabit trial gives Telstra some backbone


Data Useage

Robertson noted that technologies like the terabit transport are important, since both Internet and non-Internet data traffic are doubling each year.

Yet Telstra's latest mobile phone plans double the call and text quotas and halves the data useage available... left hand/right hand I think.

The Register lands in Australia



Can I have a Galaxy Tab instead?



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