* Posts by FlamingDeath

504 posts • joined 30 Oct 2015


Chinese debt collectors jailed for cyberbullying under ‘soft violence’ laws


I don't think China knows the meaning

of debt, with their billion+ population and climbing

When one open-source package riddled with vulns pulls in dozens of others, what's a dev to do?


In the real world

Even house builders probably create their own cement, and understand its nature.

Fudging crap together you do not fully understand just leads to ballsups, and while I’m of the view that no problem should be solved twice, if the solution is creating more problems, it isn’t a solution

Facebook accused of trying to bypass GDPR, slurp domain owners' personal Whois info via an obscure process


Re: Because if the service is free YOU are the product --

Starship Troopers

“They’ve sucked his brains out!”

There are DDoS attacks, then there's this 809 million packet-per-second tsunami Akamai says it just caught


Re: The tip of the iceberg

Bill Hicks said some wonderful things about Marketing, it’s a crying shame they never took his advice

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Hey is trying a new take on email – but maker complains of 'outrageous' demands after Apple rejects iOS app

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Here is an idea

Stop developing crApps on mobile platforms, which they will mostly always be, crap

Just develop the app in the web

Most of the shit in the appstore could be replaced with a web browser version, easily

The amount of hounding some of these wankstains do to harass you into downloading their mobile app, is ridiculous, Reddit being a classic example, oh and banking apps

The question is, why are they so desperate to stop me using the web browser, and instead push me into using their shitcode installed directly onto my device

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Software bug in Bombardier airliner made planes turn the wrong way


Re: At least..

Of course denial can be outsourced, they’re called PR companies and are only too happy to twist reality for the right fee

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


Re: This does work

It needs to contain Sanchesium


Re: Jail time

”criminally stupid”

Stupid is the default setting, never forget that


It’s got what plants crave

Is anyone here NOT surprised that some council thicko(s) thought this thing was the real deal?

I am disgusted that these morons think they govern me. These low IQ cunts need to go, it’s fucking embarrassing, how the fuck did they manage to wrangle their way into local government, in any capacity, or is this the level of retardedness we can expect from these brainlets?

Photostopped: Adobe Cloud evaporates in mass outage. Hope none of you are on a deadline, eh?

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If it feels like the software world is held together by string and a prayer, we don't blame you: Facebook SDK snafu breaks top iOS apps


Ahh the development cycle

Strikes again, another blunder from the blunder warriors

Honestly, if we tolerated this level fucktardery in the physical world, buildings would be crashing onto pedestrians heads every minute of every day

If you don't know how to build a solid structure, fucking don’t, if you need to constantly patch (sticky plaster) your structure made from soft stodgy shit, then clearly you’ve not fucking thought this through, a bit like your mother all those years back!!!

Apple, Google begin to spread pro-privacy, batt-friendly coronavirus contact-tracing API for phone apps


And there we have it, the word ‘smart’ finally revealing its true meaning in a phone, and unsurprisingly its Orwellian

I guess I wont be updating my phone then and it is actually going to be abandoned.

I don't really care what any of you muppets think about this covid19 thing, but my third eye is buzzing like a mofo

Wasn’t it IBM who created something historically to help catalogue mass murder?

Dutch spies helped Britain's GCHQ break Argentine crypto during Falklands War


” you wind up with the NSA, an entity that does what it wants and tells lies when asked questions.

I think we might have already reached that juncture with RIPA, they’re allowed to lie in court under oath now.

You can't have it both ways: Anti-coronavirus masks may thwart our creepy face-recog cameras, London cops admit


Re: Anti-coronavirus masks may thwart our creepy face-recog cameras, London cops admit

“The documentary series Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister covers UK governmental decision making remarkably accurately”

I once heard someone describe the discourse that happens in Parliament as a “country run by mad banter”

Basically there are a lot of fucktards in the world and somehow they’ve managed to worm their way into government and they’re calling the shots, truly fucking terrifying, I dont want to single any of them out, but I mean, just look at Gove, wtf, how does this happen?


Re: Anti-coronavirus masks may thwart our creepy face-recog cameras, London cops admit

"Oh no, it goes in the other end!"

Nice Idiocracy reference :)

Russia admits, yup, the Americans are right: One of our rocket's tanks just disintegrated in Earth's orbit


Stupid humans

This is what happens when billions of people just do whatever the fuck they want in a disconcerted and disorganised fashion, mostly capitalists and industrialists. We potentially get a completely avoidable situation where we could end up completely hindering our ability to launch into orbit. The space race hasn’t actually happened yet, but I can assure you, once this planet is close to exhaustion we will need to find somewhere else, that little hot potato isn't going anywhere soon

ProtonMail-run website boasting 'complete guide' to GDPR left credential-baring .git repo exposed online

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I'm feeling forgiving

We all make mistakes :D

Linksys forces password reset for Smart Wi-Fi accounts after router DNS hack pointed users at COVID-19 malware


Re: 'Why cloud-managed Wi-Fi demand will surge'

Clearly it will surge, because there is a headline declaring so

I think that's how nudge theory and groupthink works in sociology

People are dumb, just convince them it's what everyone is doing and they'll follow


I would love to have been a fly-on-the-wall in that meeting

When they decided that a cloud configurable router was something customers wanted

I wonder what data they can get their grubby hands on in this environment carte blanche

Either that, or another route to planned obsolescence, after all, a service needs to be active for this to be viable, I hope its not a requirement

ISP Monkeybrains cries foul over coronavirus fees after requesting more bandwidth. Zayo says it was all a mistake


Capitalism is a weird cookie, on the one hand it wants to farm people and turn them into little profit machines, but then on the other hand it wants to be protected by communisitic & socialist ideals, both of which capitalism has stated very often how opposed to it it is.

I suppose cherry picking is a form of capitalism

Instagram, YouTube 'iron man' marketer first to be nabbed by Feds cracking down on fake coronavirus web cures


"During these difficult days, scams like this are using blatant lies to prey upon our fears and weaknesses”

So a bit like advertising then?

IT services sector faces armageddon as COVID-19 lockdown forces project cancellations – analysts


Bigger picture

How resilient is our socioeconomic system?

Is it safe to describe the monetary system as conceptual?

Can the World pause itself for potentially 3 months?

Is this a good opportunity to rethink & reengineer our civilisation?

If the world does react to this coronavirus, and it seems to be doing so, does this show that we have the ability to change our collective behaviours?

One thing is certain in my mind, and that is we cant go on like we have been, trashing the planet and being unkind to eachother

Surge in home working highlights Microsoft licensing issue: If you are not on subscription, working remotely is a premium feature


The flushable loo has been thing since sometime around the 1700’s, I would not describe this wonderful invention as ubiquitous in the world.... yes people do still shit into a pit

The same can be said for a lot of things, their usefulness but lack of ubiquity.

Whats the hold up?

I think parallels can be draw here

Sorry to be blunt about this... Open AWS S3 storage bucket just made 30,000 potheads' privacy go up in smoke


Re: At this stage of the game, one has to ask ...

"are the people still using AWS stoned, or just naturally stupid?"

Cloud, shiney, new.

Did I mention shiney?

It seems like an IQ test should be required to use AWS services, because there are a lot of dumb fucks out there using it

National Lottery Sentry MBA hacker given nine months in jail after swiping just £5


Re: This seems out of proportion to the offense

"Kinda like saying the rain caused your roof to leak."

Finally, a voice of reason

The crazies are invading this space, help


Re: This seems out of proportion to the offense


Thank fuck you are not in charge, you'd be suggesting he has his hands chopped off

You're definitely super something, it aint geek


Re: This seems out of proportion to the offense

"cost a charitable organisation £230K"

It's not a fucking charity, jesus fucking H christ!!

IT Angle

Oh pull the other one

The National Lottery is not a charity, it's a fucking scam

That's like saying corporations aren't sociopaths

Why are there so many fucking muppets in this world?

Oh I remember, Idioracy

Cant wait for the Trash avalanche of 2040


The Institute of statecraft was listed as a charity, not sure if it is anymore, I'm bored of that particular research



Re: Charity ?

The Institute for Statecraft is listed as a charity, just saying

But I agree with you, the lottery is not a charity

Tea tipplers are more likely to live longer, healthier lives than you triple venti pumpkin-syrup soy-milk latte-swilling fiends

IT Angle

Re: Nothing new here

"Tea is a good source of fluoride for winding up the anti-fluoride crowd."

Ignorance is bliss, I guess this is why you're so blasé about it

Industralists are clapping their hands, thanking people like you

You've saved them Trillion$ in responsible disposure costs

You sir, are a filter, well done

Oh and by the way, cigarettes are healthy, the PR company said so /Sarcasm

I thought IT people were inquisitive, I know I am


Re: Tea won't help

" Green tea is just no match for orange hair."

Fuck off you biggot



This article doesnt mention anything about whether the tea was loose or bagged

Teabags (not all brands) contain plastic, and with plastics there are plasticisers.

I'm pretty sure those gender bending chemicals are not healthy, but what the fuck do I know

Ministry of Justice bod jailed for stealing £1.7m with fake IT consulting contract


UK's Just Eat faces probe after woman tweets chat-up texts from 'delivery guy'


Re: Speaking as an inordinately ugly man...

None of us are, we're just observant, and what we're observing is a cunt

That Pulse Secure VPN you're using to protect your data? Better get it patched – or it's going to be ransomware time

IT Angle

Yeah but...

Pulse Secure probably has a terms of service license agreement which basically says, "fuck you, we're not responsible" and lusers agreed to this

A quick browse of their website does through up a sense of irony

This is their strapline

"Zero Trust Access made Easy, Comprehensive, Flexible"

Yeah, says Google Project Zero, when you think about it, going public with exploit deets immediately after a patch is emitted isn't such a great idea

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Git Gud

There is a better option, don't create buggy shitty code that you have no idea what it's doing in the first place, too few 'what ifs' are asked in these situations, testing is lacking

Yes programming is hard and complex, but so is brain surgery, yet the harm that can be done by a programmer probably surpasses anything a brain surgeon might achieve through negligence

Unfortunately, in the internet age, sneezing at the screen and declaring it a working program, and then releasing it for public consumption, is all too common

We only have to look at the huge number of patches M$ releases, and even then they never get it right and end up creating yet more bugs, they should just give up and do the world a favour, SAAS is simply one giant rolling turd, attempting to collect some glitter along its journey

The whole development cycle is one giant clusterfuck

I kid you not, I received no less than 3 updates in the space of 1 week, for Outlook on iOS, and it still shits the bed daily

No horrific butterfly keys on this keyboard, just you and your big, dumb fingers


They already did, but advertising it was difficult

They couldn't make it shiney

Rowhammer rides again as FPGA attack, RSA again reportedly up for sale, anti-theft kit to nuke laptops, etc


"unless it's a brand new laptop which hasn't had much USB intercourse yet at all"

Crikey, there was me thinking my laptop was untouched, now that I think about it, the USB doesnt even touch the sides


Humans are amazing, well sort of

So, we can send people to the moon, build electric autonomous vehicles, create anti-biotics, do advanced surgery, build ever increasingly terrifying weapons, sometime ago we even somehow managed to figure out how to create fire when we were still smashing rocks together

Yet, we are incapable of putting out a fire in Australia

Humans aren't just amazing, we're brilliant, we are legends in our own teabreak!

Say GDP-aaaR: UK's Information Commissioner pours £275k fine into London pharmacy's teaspoon


Re: exposed to rain, doesn't mean they aren't readable

I agree with Halfmad, the ICO are clearly out of their depth and most of what we get from them is window dressing. I doubt the ICO discovered this themselves independently, most likely is a good natured person took some time out of their day and reported it to them.

I can only go by what I observe, and all I observe with them is ineptitude and their clueless approach to the problem

IT exec sets up fake biz, uses it to bill his bosses $6m for phantom gear, gets caught by Microsoft Word metadata


Silly question, maybe

But what the hell is an IT exec?

Are they the people that tell people what to do but have no idea how to do it?

Do we need them?

Beware the three-finger-salute, or 'How I Got The Keys To The Kingdom'


Re: "The Boss handed over his key to the server room"

'came to talk to us and tell us that we "shouldnt feel bad about doing so badly on the survey ... but need to work hard to improve our scores".'

Sociopaths do have a way with words. Can you spot the sociopath(s) in your office?


Re: "The Boss handed over his key to the server room"

" there has never been any windows in this business (all linux systems, right down to the EPOS)"

Well that won't last long once the business grows, and all the new muppets will then need Microsoft, because they won't know how to use anything else, and even that (Microsoft) they don't know how to use, and always end up needing the IT support to come and show them how to use a computer, which by the way is the main tool used in their job

I can only hope that as generations go by, this idiocy will fade away


Re: Inconveniently placed keys

Of course thought went into it, thoughts about profits and nothing else

Video-editing upstart bares users' raunchy flicks to world+dog via leaky AWS bucket


Re: I wonder if....

"AWS (as the cloud host) have done nothing wrong here… Look up their “shared responsibility model"

I have to disagree, the words 'Amazon' and 'Responsibility' placed into the same sentence is an oxymoron. Has anyone ever thought how much computer crime is committed through AWS servers?

These are paying customers of course and that's as far as Amazons responsibility goes, taking their money and not asking questions or probing what their infrastructure is doing. The same goes with Cloudflare. These people think they can solve every problem with an algorithm while ignoring the harm their lack of responsibilty brings

UK tax collectors warn contractors about being ripped-off – and not by HMRC for a change


I'm surprised...

The Vogons managed to get a message out to their victims at all



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