* Posts by Sanctimonious Prick

465 posts • joined 24 Nov 2013

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Texas jury: Apple on the hook for half a billion dollars after infringing 4G LTE patents

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Paris Hilton

Re: But...

Damnit, I forgot to mention the _multiple_ Apple Corps (read, The Beatles) vs Apple Computer lawsuits.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Corps_v_Apple_Computer

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Alert

Re: But...

MY buttons, the ones I made, look like a three pointed star (don't call it a triangle, coz it's not, it's a three pointed star that I designed in Paint Shop Pro v7)! (see icon)

/tic

Seriously, that just freaks me out about Apple and rounded corners on software defined buttons! FKCU!

Peer-to-peer takes on a whole new meaning when used to spy on 3.7 million or more cameras, other IoT gear

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Happy

Re: HATE Speech

Of course you can.

Just do a Yahoo! for censored tv :D

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Trollface

My Eyes!

Yeah, I'm OK with the 14 eyes backdooring all our devices too, Peter, coz, it's not like anyone else will find out, right?

/tic

Trump administration labels WeChat, TikTok ‘threats’ to national security, bans transactions with both

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Re: Trump plans to use his Death Star in a democratic election

Doesn't really matter how it plays out - the rest of the world will continue to laugh at America. Well, I will.

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Meh

Exactly! The words used in those orders could easily be said about America and American tech companies.

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Unhappy

And that China agrees to and abides by any trade deal written up the US.

Microsoft confirms pursuit of TikTok after Satya Nadella chats to Donald Trump

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Mushroom

Re: I Just Don't Get It

And just to be a complete prick, and to show how ugly I am, I made a TikTok video using

gumfreeau

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I truly love what MS did with the Nokia Mobile Division.

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WTF?

I Just Don't Get It

Apologies if I've missed something obvious, but I just can't see what it is...

Umm... how can Microsoft buy TikTok if ByteDance does not want to sell? Will the almighty US just take it away from ByteDance and give it to MS?

Pompeo claims TikTok is feeding all user data to the Chinese Communist Party. So fucking what? Which US tech companies give the US government user data? MS? Cisco? Google? Facebook? IBM? AT&T? Verizon? Amazon? Apple? (might've missed a few hundred)

I'm not into social media type things too much (as in no FB, Insta, etc), but I'm going to download and install TikTok today, coz, I just feel like chucking a tanty!!

UK Defence Committee chair muses treating TikTok like Huawei: So eyeball its code then ban it from the country?

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Facepalm

Re: Ciscrud

@Hildy3

"review all the unholy holes."

I read "review all the nudity holes."

Whatever, i'm ... obviously just having one of those days!!

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Yeah, yeah. Go for it. Just remember though, there is certain code in Cisco products that cannot be reviewed for security reasons.

Amazon gets green-light to blow $10bn on 3,000+ internet satellites. All so Americans can shop more on Amazon

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Coat

Re: Its reallly a stealth way to tackle Global Warming

@martinusher

You didn't post anonymously.

You didn't use the helicopter icon.

You're a brave person!

You know, they'll find a way of getting to you for releasing that information?

Good luck, and don't forget to pack some cheddar cheese slices!

Who was behind that stunning Twitter hack? State spies? Probably this Florida kid, say US prosecutors

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Happy

@cb7

Excuse me.

My fave news sites always have something on their front page every day from twi77er about something so seriously stupid that it makes my day (The Orange One, included).

Let The Orange One use twi77er, please, and all the other famous knobs, too... coz, like, news sites wouldn't exist without it and them.

I know that sucks... just... just laugh at it.

The Orange One is banning tiktok!! Hahaha!!! It's going to be interesting to see how this pans out. Force the Chinese to sell it to Microsoft? LOL!!!!!

Linus Torvalds banishes masters, slaves and blacklists from the Linux kernel, starting now

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Devil

Re: male/female

Can we just get it over and done with and call them all 'women?' We know they'll complain, but that's the point, right?

:D

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Re: Hackers, Schmackers

Yet, you look like a .... whoops.

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Unhappy

Re: Hackers, Schmackers

Well I clearly forgot that odd numbers are evil and even numbers are good.

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Pirate

Hackers, Schmackers

I wonder what the hacker community will do ... ?

Soft Hat Hacker. (good)

Hard Hat Hacker. (bad)

Nahh... Doesn't sound right...

Green Hat Hacker. (good)

Red Hat Hacker. (bad)

Oh, shit, that won't work.

Hacker 1. (good)

Hacker 2. (bad)

Oh Frig It! The world has gone mad!

Sueball locked, loaded and pointed at LinkedIn over iOS privacy naughtiness

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Trollface

Re: iif clipboard read allowed without user OK

Yes... umm... my next phone upgrade is likely to have a fruity flavour. I could be swayed; depends on what Nokia and WhooHoo do over the next 12 months or so?

Trump's bright idea of kicking out foreign students unless unis resume in-person classes stuns tech, science world

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Devil

Re: magaaaa - maaagaaaa!

Hey, AC,

Maybe, just maybe, if you bothered to vote, things might have turned out differently?

(I'm being an ass assuming you didn't)

Google Reads Personal SMS on Android Phones?

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Black Helicopters

Google Reads Personal SMS on Android Phones?

I haven't seen an old friend for about 25 years. We recently started chatting on the phone. Then, just last night, he sent me, via SMS, his work address so we could meet up.

About 15 minutes after I got that SMS from my friend, I went to Google Maps on my desktop computer (Linux Mint), and started to enter the address. I punched in the street number, but before I could type any more, Google offered up suggestions - the first one was a postcode in another state, the second suggestion was the actual address my friend had sent me.

// WHAT THE FUCK? \\

Dutch national broadcaster saw ad revenue rise when it stopped tracking users. It's meant to work like that, right?

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Happy

Content Is King

I'm close to re launching an old website of mine.

The site will need advertising, but it will not be from the usual places. Instead, I'm spending considerable time finding advertisers that'll make a nice fit for the content presented.

I've always used that method. Worked in the past. No reason it shouldn't work now.

If you wanna make your own open-source chip, just Google it. Literally. Web giant says it'll fab them for free

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Paris Hilton

Re: VHDL's still a verbose horror, then.

Damnit! You made me look!

Here's a headline we never thought we'd write 20 years ago: Microsoft readies antivirus for Linux, Android

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Devil

The Gap

Heh! MS found a gap in it's Data Harvesting Project. Hooda fort?

While eyes are fixed on Apple announcements, Microsoft's streaming service Mixer goes the way of the Windows Phone

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Terminator

Re: Can Bing please die too....

I dunno... it's good for pr0n :D

Step on it, I've got the police on my hack: Anon swipes, leaks online 269GB of crime intel docs from cops, Feds

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Happy

Slow News Day?

Just kidding! :D

When will these silly hackers learn we're not interested in what Johnny Rotten is up to - _we_want_the_ufo_files_!

:P

Hey NYPD, when you're done tear-gassing and running over protesters, can you tell us about your spy gear?

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Unhappy

Re: Oh, good. Another case of having an agency (NYPD) police its own actions.

A friend and I got bashed by the police pretty badly one night. The friend lost a couple of toes.

I put in an official complaint to the NSW Police Ombudsman. Then I moved to Melbourne, Victoria.

A couple of police officers flew down to Melbourne to interview me on behalf of the Ombudsman.

The two police officers informed me that I was making up the whole story, there's no evidence, and I'm just straight up a liar.

And that was the end of that.

Sure is wild that Apple, Google app store monopolies are way worse than what Windows got up to, sniffs Microsoft prez

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Pint

Re: Microsoft are much more evil

I remember uninstalling Internet Explorer from Windows 98SE - that's when I lost access to the desktop - and that's when I moved to Fedora 12!!!

edit: it might've been Fedora 16 - can't remember right now.

Facebook's $500k deepfake-detector AI contest drama: Winning team disqualified on buried consent technicality

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Coat

Re: In other news

And all winnings over the past 90 days are invalid, and must be returned within 7 days.

US govt: Huawei is a national security risk and a menace, except, you know, when we need it for 5G standards work

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Angel

Don't Laugh?

I'd laugh right now if this wasn't so bloody serious!

Oh, what the hell...?

Hahahahahahahahahaf*ck1nghahahahahahaha!

Rackspace changes name to – drum-roll please – ‘Rackspace Technology’

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WTF?

Friends With Benefits

I once worked for a small Co. that sometimes barely had enough money to pay staff, but they paid a small fortune to add one word to their Co. name.

The name change process was done by a relative to one of the bosses.

I only learned of this after the other boss had a whinge session with me about his business partner.

(Too often, these two bosses would whinge to me about the other, so it comes as no surprise that after a falling out between the two, one bought the other out. I tried to stay loyal to the boss that gave me the job, but, he like, started kicking the cat, me being the cat - so one day I went in to resign, "you can't resign, you're fired." So I joined the other boss in his new venture) ;D

Amazon declined to sell a book so Elon Musk called for it to be broken up

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Coat

TBH!

To be honest, I find this all very entertaining.

I don't have a twitter account, and I don't need to visit their site to know what's going on. Practically every news site the world over has something on their front page from there.

All very amusing.

(i'm not mentioning anything about medication in this post, not, no... damnit!)

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Devil

Well...

Well, they're not a monopoly now, and the richest man in the world is _one_ of his/SpaceX's competitors. So, there's that :)

Have I Been Pwned breach report email pwned entire firm's helldesk ticket system

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Happy

Re: Also an age-old observation:

@seven of five

"8888 and 4444"

Hmm... those numbers appear on a list i use at home, though only for about six weeks of the year.

Nothing wrong with using them, if only used for short periods of time.

SpaceX is about to launch its first Starlink internet satellite sporting a sun visor following complaints by astronomers

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Musk

Wonders will never cease.

Satellites with visors! What the he'll?

Turns out Elon can't control the weather – what a scrub: Rain, clouds delay historic manned SpaceX-NASA launch

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Happy

Re: Fingers crossed for Saturday

AC

"they don't have enough protection."

Umm... but enough in the event of depressurisation.

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Re: No 'GO fever'

What you said.

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Paris Hilton

Phew!

I slept in and missed the whole thing, or not.

Made-up murder claims, threats to kill Twitter, rants about NSA spying – anything but mention 100,000 US virus deaths, right, Mr President?

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Coat

Re: You supported a system...

AC

"By not voting for said moron."

Somewhere on the WWW it says the problem was that not enough people came out to vote for the other person (shudders).

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Flame

Re: You supported a system...

"Can we have them just take the Trumplicans?"

No.

Remember April 2020? It brought pandemic, chaos and an unseasonable spike in new domain registrations

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Just "Purchased" One

About this time last year I checked the availability of a domain - it was available. A few weeks later when I had the spare cash, I went back to find the domain had been registered. It was a .com domain that I once "owned" for about 8 years.

Considering the content of the site I have in mind (similar to the one I had before) is country specific, I have decided to go with a country specific domain. A few weeks ago I went to register and purchase that domain name, and found that that registrar was having a coronavirus promotion - by using the promo code FUCKCOVID19, I got my country specific domain name for free :D

US piles yet more charges on Theranos CEO, COO. We could do with good blood testing now... and this wasn't it

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Gimp

ColdFusion

The ColdFusion YT channel did a really good video about this saga. Worth a watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CccfnRpPtM

Serial killer spotted on the night train from Newcastle

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Happy

@ChrisC

Pfft!

ATZ

GoDaddy hack: Miscreant goes AWOL with 28,000 users' SSH login creds after vandalizing server-side file

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Devil

1990s Ad Campaign

Even their ads here on AU teevee looks 1990s style... cheap, low budget, "we're the best - Australia's best!"

Oh, please shoot me.

The Great British anti-5G fruitcake Bakeoff: Group hugs, no guns, and David Icke

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Facepalm

Re: They are the virus

Hehe... electronics manufacturers of CD players did something similar (for completely different reasons (8-bit to 16(+)-bit to 1-bit d/a converters)) - and it worked :D

So you never know...

Australia's contact-tracing app regulation avoids 'woolly' principles in comparable cyber-laws, say lawyers

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Devil

"Here I Go, Again On My Own..." - DLR

So. The CovidSafe app stores some data in the USA...

The US cops are hunting an Aussie who apparently stole a bar of chocolate from the NASA coffee shop.

For some reason, the US cops suspect this Aussie installed the CovidSafe app.

The US cops get a warrant to rifle through the CovidSafe app data stored by Amazon.

Then, as a gesture of good will, the US cops give all that data to AU cops, coz, reasons (and they have done that before (can't find a link right now)) - and, that's LEGAL!

No. I will not be installing that app.

Broadcom sues Netflix for its success: You’re stopping us making a fortune from set-top boxes, moans chip designer

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Re: If this were a thing...

No. No. BBS operators (if there are still any around) should sue the Internet. Damnit... I was gonna be a SysOp one day, or so I thought... then the Internet came along.

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Re: Why not sue Youtube too?

@Shadow Systems "Fuckwittery"

You been watching those AustrALIEN YT vidoes?

:D

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WTF?

Goodbye Broadcom

Suck shit, Broadcom. You sat there and did nothing while everyone else innovated.

Dumb f*cks!

Going by Broadcom's reasoning, Big Oil should sue Tesla (for whatever reason they can think of).

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