* Posts by hypernovasoftware

100 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Mar 2012


Oi, you, no flirting, no touching in the back of our rides, sniffs Uber


Christmas! Not Xmas!

Mac book, whoa! Apple unveils $300 design tome


I like my Mac but this is ridiculous! Oh well, a sucker is born every minute they say.

Fleeing Aussie burglar shot in arse with bow and arrow


Re: It will be a shame if the Archer gets charged

"protect the house"

You got that right. I find a stranger in my home and bang! they are toast. No questions asked.

Want to spy on the boss? Try this phone-mast-in-an-HP printer


Re: HP Inc - please don't tell them...

I've got an HP LaserJet 400 that has been telling me the toner is low for 3 years and yet it still prints fine.

New MacBook Pro beckons fanbois to become strip pokers


Re: Skylake or Haswell


Finally, that tech fad's over: Smartwatch sales tank more than 50%


The Apple Watch is a Godsend for Type I diabetics.

Using a Dexcom G5 Continuous Blood Glucose monitor I can see my blood sugar reading on my Apple Watch. For a Type I (and Type II for that matter), this information is invaluable.

Today the web was broken by countless hacked devices – your 60-second summary


"... no one changes their passwords on their gizmos, ..."

This statement kind of kills El Reg's credibility.

I do. Thus proving this statement false.

Tesla's big news today:
sudo killall -9 Autopilot


Gee, I wonder if the buyers will be compensated after purchasing a vehicle with non-working features?

Samsung to fab 10nm FinFET SoCs for next year's exploding phones


"Pocket explosives maker Samsung..." LOL!

Apple's car is driving nowhere


Sorry but I would never buy or use one of these types of vehicles.

I'll stick with my BMW and someday, hopefully, a Maserati.

So. What's North Korea really like?


Having to bow down to show respect for their dead dictators?

I don't think so.

What a shithole!

The IRS spaffed $12m on Office 365 subscription IT NEVER USED


The IRS is just another bloated, money wasting government institution.

As is the Dept. of Education, the EPA and countless other departments.

Change is coming and the people in those departments should start looking for work now.

Apple’s macOS Sierra update really puts the fan into 'fanboi'


I've had problems with kernel_task sucking up 900+ percent of the cpu which causes the system to become nearly impossible to use. I've never figured out what causes this. This used to happen on El Capitan also.

The fans do seem to run more than on El Capitan.

It sucks but the alternatives suck worse.

Don't panic, but a 'computer error' cut the brakes on a San Francisco bus this week


"...and probably sitting on gum/vomit etc"

You've never heard of bus pants?

Mac malware lies in wait for YOU to start a vid sesh...


How does this malware get installed?

These diabetes pumps obey unencrypted radio commands – which is, frankly, f*%king stupid


Re: Pumps have many challenges, security is certainly one.

Check out the tandem:tslim (no wireless so no chance of hacking).

After 38 years of multiple daily injections, I switched to this pump a few months ago and the convenience far outweighs any disadvantages (of which I know of none). Plus my control has never been better.


Re: Pumps have many challenges, security is certainly one.

I have been a Type I diabetic for 38 years and just switched to an insulin pump a few months ago (tandem:tslim). This one does not have any wireless communications so no chance of any hacking. I love it and will never go back to multiple injections. My control has never been better and it is so convenient.

And yes, you'd have thought they would show a picture of an insulin pump rather than a manual injection. :(

Google says it would have a two-word answer for Feds seeking Yahoo!-style email backdoor


People still Yahoo!? I haven't used Yahoo! since 1999. They are irrelevant.

Internet handover is go-go-go! ICANN to take IANA from US govt


Big mistake. Thanks Obama you a**hole!

macOS Sierra fixes vulns


With macOS Sierra, the OS X moniker is no more.

RIP OS X. Long live macOS!

Did you know iOS 10, macOS Sierra has a problem with crappy VPNs? You do now



Reverting to an earlier version of iOS is not supported by Apple.

Drama in orbit: Brazen UFO attacks Earth's Sentinel-1A satellite


Re: Just a minor fender bender...

Yeah, that will buff right out; no problem.

Cooky crumbles: Apple mulls yanking profits out of Europe and into US


When Trump is President, Apple will not pay anything near a 35 per cent repatriation tax. More like 15 per cent. Good timing Tim!

Web pages, Word docs, PDF files, fonts – behold your latest keys to infecting Windows PCs


Windows, still crap after all these years.

Australian national census fails in the IBM cloud


ObamaCare web site redux

Back in October of 2015, the ObamaCare web site was down pretty much most of the time because they didn't do an incremental roll-out, similar to your census problem.

Even after getting logged into the OC web site, the usability sucked.

You'd think a web site that cost $2 billion would be damn near perfect. Ha. You'd be wrong.

Latest Androids have 'god mode' hack hole, thanks to Qualcomm


Android - the real Windows mobile OS.

PC pioneer Gary Kildall's unpublished memoir revealed


I thought it was pretty cool to read something straight from Gary's pen.

He was an incredible guy and I am still saddened by his too early passing.

Apple Watch craze over before it started: Wrist-puter drags market screaming off a cliff


Re: @Bob Dole ... Could Also Be...

The Apple Watch keeps perfect time.

By Juno! NASA delivers first new snaps from Jupiter


Re: Juno and its pictures...

Actually Juno will remain in a highly elliptical orbit in order to stay clear of Jupiter's immensely powerful radiation fields. It will gather data when it is close to Jupiter then get out of Dodge before any serious damage to the spacecraft can happen.

See NASA Juno Spacecraft

Tesla whacks guardrail in Montana, driver blames autopilot


Now imagine the person to be an airline pilot.

Android Mew-ware, I choose you: Code nasty poses as Pokemon GO


Re: My friends call me a luddite

I'm with you. If I had to do it over again, I'd forsake the iPhone (or any other smartphone) and kept my Motoroloa RAZR. That was a cool flip phone and worked great!

Bomb-disposal robot violently disposes of Dallas cop-killer gunman


Re: @YetAnotherLocksmith ... It makes sense, but...

He started shooting at the police so no, they couldn't take the chance to wait him out.

Apple to kill off Mac OS X?


Very misleading title! You bastards!

Microsoft thinks it's fixed Windows Server mess its last fix 'fixed'


Sounds like a real 'cluster f*ck'.

Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY


Re: What an absolute

For geeks, perhaps.

For normal people, a Mac is the way to avoid all this Windows bull.

Surface Book nightmare: Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug


MS can't handle sleeping. It's the 21st Century!

If it were me, I'd be contacting an attorney.

If you know what's good for you, your health data belongs in the cloud


Re: What?

Hypoglycemia can affect people such that they aren't thinking rationally and thus his son might not have realized what was going on.

Official: Microsoft's 'Get Windows 10' nagware to vanish from PCs in July


Apple offers all of their OS updates for free. They would never nag or coerce you into upgrading. If you hide a software update, it stays hidden.

MS sucks once again.

'Apple ate my music!' Streaming jukebox wipes 122GB – including muso's original tracks


Re: A: he is not a real musician

I wonder if flagging all your music files as read-only would prevent any deletions from occurring.

Chap runs Windows 95 on Apple Watch


You have to admit. This is uber geeky.

Adobe scrambles to untangle itself from QuickTime after Apple throws it over a cliff


Not a good move Apple!

Big Apple fan here. I am not happy with this decision. Seems to me the loss in Goodwill will be far greater than the expenditure of whatever resources would be needed to plug these holes.

Apple assumes you'll toss the Watch after three years


I must not be typical.

My Macs typically last about 10 years before I get a new one.

I'll be using my Apple Watch as long as it tells time.

I still use my original iPad along with numerous later models.

I do update my iPhone ever 2 or 3 years.

How to not get pwned on Windows: Don't run any virtual machines, open any web pages, Office docs, hyperlinks ...


Still the same after all these years...

Windows, still held together with tape and bailing wire.


Watch: SpaceX finally lands Falcon rocket on robo-barge in one piece


Didn't they also launch 11 satellites?

No mention of this?

US govt says it has cracked killer's iPhone, legs it from Apple fight


Somebody remembered the passcode that the FBI changed.

Nothing to see here.

Want to kick butts? Go cold turkey


My mother was from Germany. Buying a BMW helps me cope with losing her years ago.

What's wrong with that?


Smoked a pack a day from 70-78. Finally quit cold turkey on May 17, 1978.

No patches, gum or help other than really wanting to quit.

Quitting has paid for my BMW over the years.

Yahoo! kills! search! APIs!, games! and! Astrology! site!


I haven't used Yahoo! since the dial-up AOL days; at least a decade.

Obama puts down his encrypted phone long enough to tell us: Knock it off with the encryption


Obama is a narcissistic idiot who wants to (and is) turning the USA into a third world nation.

Everything he says is complete and utter bullsh*t.

Hey Cortana, how about you hide my app from the user?


A solution looking for a problem.

MS Bob does not like.