* Posts by Jamesit

182 posts • joined 21 Nov 2014


Tech support scams subside somewhat, but Millennials and Gen Z think they're bulletproof and suffer


I try to keep them on the phone as long as I can, I've been called an arsehole and told to fuck off by them:-). for wasting their time.

Boffins find an 'actionable clock' hiding in your blood, ticking away to your death


Re: Thoughts

"The warning most people get is mind that bus, what bus? *splat*" -Arnold J. Rimmer

YouTube's recommendation engine is pretty naff, Mozilla study finds


Re: A Journey through the digital sewer

Here's a link https://www.youtube.com/c/bosnianbill

Is locklab.com or lock-lab.com down?

Audacity users stick the knife – and fork – in to strip audio editor of unwanted features


Re: Certainly, it can't be called "Audacity"

TINA - TINA Is Not Audacity

UK arm of international charity the Salvation Army hit by ransomware attack


Re: dirty pool, dude

The Sally Army was founded 2 July 1865 in London.


London Greenwich station: A reminder of former glories. Like Windows XP


Re: How much longer will we have to endure this ?

Don't you reboot after a kernel update?

What's that hurtling down the Bifröst? Node-based network fun with Yggdrasil 0.4


Re: Prior usage


"Yggdrasil (from Old Norse Yggdrasill), in Norse cosmology, is an immense and central sacred tree. Around it exists all else, including the Nine Worlds. "


"Yggdrasil Linux/GNU/X, or LGX (pronounced igg-drah-sill), is a discontinued early Linux distribution developed by Yggdrasil Computing, Incorporated, a company founded by Adam J. Richter in Berkeley, California."

Big Tech critic Lina Khan confirmed as FTC chairwoman


We need someone like her as head of the CRTC, they voted down a proposal that would have lowered the cost of internet access and increased competition.

Deluded medics fail to show Ohio lawmakers that COVID vaccines magnetise patients


Joanna Overholt: The reason the key stuck to your chest is called perspiration.

Is she still a nurse? I wouldn't want to be seen by her.

Pakistan's Punjab province tells citizens to get jabbed or have their SIM card blocked


Re: Makes no sense

The devices are registered with the government, it's stated in the article.

Tiananmen Square Tank Man vanishes from Microsoft Bing, DuckDuckGo, other search engines – even in America


Tank man is back on DDG. Never forget what happened..

Deadline draws near to avoid auto-joining Amazon's mesh network Sidewalk


"Owners of Amazon Echo assistants and Ring doorbells have until June 8 to avoid automatically opting into Sidewalk, the internet giant's mesh network that taps into people's broadband and may prove to be a privacy nightmare."

It will be a privacy nightmare. We need regulation for things like this.

Apple sued in nightmare case involving teen wrongly accused of shoplifting, driver's permit used by impostor, and unreliable facial-rec tech


"that the video evidence of the impostor, which would have completely exculpated Ousmane Bah, had been routinely deleted."

How convenient. I hope he wins, SIS and Apple need to pay him.

"The arresting officer was able to identify the impostor as Mamadou Barrie, a friend of the Plaintiff, who apparently stole the learner’s permit from the Plaintiff,"

Nice friend, I hope he is made to pay Ousmane too.

Australian Federal Police hiring digital evidence retrieval specialists: Being a very good boy and paws required


"Unable to connect

Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at www.facebook.com.

The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.

If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network connection.

If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web."

I'm glad I have Faceborg in my HOSTS file.

New Zealand hospitals infected by ransomware, cancel some surgeries


A possible solution is a separate system for email that has no access to the important office network, I don't think that would be too hard to setup.

Waymo self-driving robotaxi goes rogue with passenger inside, escapes support staff


Waymo fun than driving!!! I hope that doesn't happen too often. It did better than I thought it would.

Cloudflare launches campaign to ‘end the madness’ of CAPTCHAs


I'm not human:-(

I click the button and nothing happens. I may not like them much, however at least CAPTCHAS work for me.

Rude awakening for O2 customers after network runs surprise test of emergency mobile alert system


When Rogers sent a test alert they warned us a couple of days in advance to let us know the date and time.

Stale and past its best. Are you talking about Windows or the pizza you're waiting for?


Looks like Dominos. How can you make a good Hawaiian pizza without pineapple?

George Clooney of IT: Dribbling disaster and damp disk warnings scare the life out of innocent user


Re: The modern version ....

Don't forget to hide the desktop icons, it's fun to watch them click and have nothing happen.

Seeing a robot dog tagging along with NYPD officers after an arrest stuns New Yorkers


Re: Dogs are smarter than people

Always treat a gun as loaded, especially when you know it's not.

University of Hertfordshire pulls the plug on, well, everything after cyber attack


I remember my mum telling me to get off the computer and do my homework, now it would be get on the computer and get your homework done.

Privacy activist Max Schrems claims Google Advertising ID on Android is unlawful, files complaint in France


Re: @Jamesit - That's what you get when software has to cost nothing

I've wondered that too.


Re: That's what you get when software has to cost nothing

Freedom in this case means that you can modify the software however you want to since the source code is available.

The four freedoms are:

The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom 0).

The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as   you wish (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help others (freedom 2).

The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others (freedom 3). By doing   this you can give the whole community a chance to benefit from your changes. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

Yep, the 'Who owns Linux?' case is back from the dead


Re: What?

It's back.

"The site remained online through August 2020. As of November 2020, the site is unavailable.[44] As of January 2021, the site is once again available. "


The sooner AI stops trying to mimic human intelligence, the better – as there isn't any


"Practice makes perfect" Or as my motorcycle instructor put it "Practice makes permanent"

Mobile World Congress to run this year's Barcelona event in June with 50,000 attendees. We're speechless


Re: Under 42 and heathly

People from the age of 0-19 have died from Covid.


Please check your facts before posting.

Death Becomes It: Who put the Blue in the Blue Screen of Death?


I was sure someone would have posted "Keyboard bad or missing, Press F1 to continue"

The Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software goes offline for good


Is TUDOGS still around?

BOFH: Are you a druid? Legally, you have to tell me if you're a druid


Re: Ultraviolent

Run great in DosBox and sounds great with the GUS emulation.

'I don’t want to see another computer for the rest of my life'... Brit Dark Overlord cyber-extortionist thrown in an American clink for five years


At least he didn't say he has Asperger's, I would have given him 20 years at least.

A bridge too far: Passengers on Sydney's new ferries would get 'their heads knocked off' on upper deck, say politicos


Just have everybody on the upper deck lie down when they go under the bridges.

Trucking hell: Kid leaves dad in monster debt after buying oversized vehicle on eBay


I hope he uses 2FA on PayPal now. I hope everything works out for him.

Anti-5G-vaxx pressure group sues Zuckerberg, Facebook, fact checkers for daring to suggest it might be wrong


Re: @Mark 85 Tossing their toys about

They aren't being censored the e posts are being labeled as questionable, the posts aren't edited to remove anything from them.

What evil lurks within the data centre, and why is it DDoS-ing the ever-loving pants off us?


Re: SMTP ddos

"And then, this indian dude came to my desk asking why his deployed app on 10 000 desktops worldwide was no longer able to send emails !"

Does the dudes race have anything to do with the story? If not why mention it?

It makes you sound racist.

Global bean-counting behemoth PWC tells vendors: Now would be a great time to audit your customers


Re: What a surprise

Remember how well they treated the researchers that found vulns in some of their systems.

Surprise! That £339 world's first 'anti-5G' protection device is just a £5 USB drive with a nice sticker on it


"As you can understand, we are not authorised to fully disclose all this sensitive information to third parties, for obvious reasons."

The reason? It's bullshit.

Rogue ADT tech spied on hundreds of customers in their homes via CCTV – including me, says teen girl


I agree with the comments able him being a creep. But WTF would someone have a security camera in their bedroom?!???!

Canada's .ca overlord rolls out free privacy-protecting DNS-over-HTTPS service for folks in Great White North


Re: Maple syrup reserve

Yup we do, Here's a link.


Gaming hot ticket E3 2020 looks like it's the latest tech event fragged by coronavirus


LibrePlanet 2020: In-person component canceled, but we'll see you online


Free Software Foundation suggests Microsoft 'upcycles' Windows 7... as open source


Re: I'd like a pony with that one, please

"I consider my experiences using SuSE 6.3 in 1998 to be still rather indicative of what to expect of Linux-based OSes today"

That's like using Win 95 to be indicative of Win today, there is no real comparison.

From WordPad to WordAds: Microsoft caught sneaking nagging Office promos into venerable text editor beta


"Digital ads, beloved by Facebook and Google and sometimes loathed by internet users,"


M$ should have enough money to not need ads in any programmes, there should be away to use a computer and not be exposed to ads.

Apple calls BS on FBI, AG: We're totally not dragging our feet in murder probe iPhone decryption. PS: No backdoors


The US government will only use it for good, not evil you can trust them.

What was Boeing through their heads? Emails show staff wouldn't put their families on a 737 Max over safety fears


MCAS, Might Compromise Aircraft Safety.

Hey kids! Ditch that LCD and get ready for the retro CRT world of Windows Terminal


Re: You had one job.

That's not Norton Commander, it's Midnight Commander.

MC has the same interface as NC.

EA boots Linux gamers out of multiplayer Battlefield V, Penguinistas respond by demanding crippling boycott


"Due to this, we advise to refrain from playing any multiplayer games published by @EA in the future."


NPM today stands for Now Pay Me: JavaScript packaging biz debuts conduit for funding open-source coders


"I wonder what name we should give to developers who share their code (due to infrastructure requirements) but do not necessarily give any shites about it and just want money?"

"Open source developers"

Free software programmers respect the 4 freedoms. Open source programmers don't always respect the 4 freedoms.

The freedoms are:

(0) to run the program,

(1) to study and change the program in source code form,

(2) to redistribute exact copies, and

(3) to distribute modified versions.

Open source doesn't always guarantee the freedom to distribute exact copies or modified versions, or even the right to modify the software for private use.

MAMR Mia! Western Digital's 18TB and 20TB microwave-energy hard drives out soon


Re: Feeling Old...

My first PC was an Atari PC3, 3.5" full height 20Mb HD, 640K RAM, Intel 8088 @4.77MHz and an amber EGA monitor.

I remember thinking I would never run out of HD space! Now 4Tb isn't enough.

Mozilla says Firefox won't defang ad blockers – unlike a certain ad-giant browser


Re: ABP Evil?

ABP lets people pay to bypass ad blocking.


Capital One 'hacker' hit with fresh charges: She burgled 30 other AWS-hosted orgs, Feds claim


"she accessed things like her public GitHub account using these tools as well as the AWS servers, allowing g-men to trace the activity back to her. For one thing, her GitHub username was her full real name."

Never access personal accounts in the same Tor session used for cracking, Twit.



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