* Posts by noddybollock

36 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Jul 2016

Three things in life are certain: Death, taxes, and cloud-based IoT gear bricked by vendors. Looking at you, Belkin


Give the code / OS to the userbase ?

Yeah I know - they won't make any money out of that,

also why I'd never buy a cam that I did not have control of the storage server.

But I remember a bit of kit that did exactly that a few yrs ago - the O2 Joggler - O2 gave the OS to the users willingly so us tinkerers could tinker

Outages batter UK's Virgin Media into wee hours as broadband failures spike 77% globally


Welcome back to the 70's

Well what are the odds, my service went out completely from 1pm, because diggers


Also EE phone and data fecked, even go old tellytext was intermittent !

Vengeful sacked IT bod destroyed ex-employer's AWS cloud accounts. Now he'll spent rest of 2019 in the clink


Re: Idiot

For once the phrase "learn to code" might actually be "helpful" - unlike mentioning it to so called 'journalists' and getting banned from twatter!

London Gatwick Airport reopens but drone chaos perps still not found


errr PROOF ???


US mobe owners will get presidential text message at 2:18 pm Eastern Time


Aww - so the message won't say 'lock her up' then?

UK lotto players quids in: Website knocked offline by DDoS attack


Maybe the DDos'ers bought a big shed load of tickets and wanted to improve their odds of winning by DDosing the site - stopping others from buying tickets online ?

How much would it cost to DDoS it for a whole week - preferably after a roll-over draw ?

Microsoft boasted it had rebuilt Skype 'from the ground up'. Instead, it should have buried it


Gun looks at feet - again.



I blame the hipster / meleniannnnlalalal's

Research suggests UK consumers find 'fibre' advertising misleading


"I get roughly the same on my 4G in the UK."

"...... That said, I can hit the mast with a stone from where I live."

I'm sure you'd get more speed if you stopped throwing stones at the mast.

.....I'll get me coat....

We're not saying we're living in a simulation but someone's simulated the universe in a computer


"intercontinental ballistic chkdsk"

"intercontinental ballistic chkdsk" love the idea, could be a new DOS weapon - all the impatient victims waiting for "glad you are here" msg.

just don't tell the NORKs/NSA/CIA/GCHQ?Russia/Buttyvanman/cleaner......

Human-free robo-cars on Washington streets after governor said the software is 'foolproof'


What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

as title, in the words of Jez Clarkson

Hotel guest goes broke after booking software gremlin makes her pay for strangers' rooms


What are these credit card things you speak off ??

Us poor feckers only spend wot we got, an in cash

(unless the boss has given us the company CC - then we don't give a feck)

UK PM Theresa May's response to terror attacks 'shortsighted'

Big Brother

Re: Who needs broken algorithms


Don't give them ideas

Your emotionally absent pic-snapping partner's going to look you in the eye again


A Fool and their money........

£129 quid,


Amazon's Alexa is worst receptionist ever: Crazy exes, stalkers' calls put through automatically


Oh FFS !


BTW what does " ^SB " ?

UK hospital meltdown after ransomware worm uses NSA vuln to raid IT


Re: Why did it take so long for someone to combine a worm with ransomware?

My thoughts exactly - never aired them so as not to encourage it,

but not in the least bit surprised.


Just waiting for the 'guverment' kickback - encryption should be banned.

Also interesting the UK new's TV progs don't mention the use of NSA developed tool's that helped make this spread.

Surprised - NOT!

sprll mistakes - I'm pissed! - twats shut the pub early again the alan b'tards

SpaceX settles $3.9m shift pattern class action lawsuit


"but three-quarters of any payout goes to the state’s coffers in return" !

WTF, seriously - why ??

I assume this done just to discourage the workers from suing.


Linux Mint-using terror nerd awaits sentence for training Islamic State


Voice Modulator ??

Every time I try and do a welsh accent it sounds Asian/Indian/Pakistani anyway so why bother!

Hackers uncork experimental Linux-targeting malware


ac / pw list files .......

I thought the default password on a ras-pi was "raspberry" - they list the "pi" as an account but forgot the password in the list's !

can I claim a bug bounty please ?

Webroot antivirus goes bananas, starts trashing Windows system files


Sounds like the anti-virus prog was working fine, getting rid of the spyware (MS windoze)

Shooting org demands answers from Met Police over gun owner blab


Re: Furthermore... NRA.org

NRA.org using google-analytics on their site,

So google could build a profile of everyone who takes the "Police Firearms Licencing Survey"

Interesting take on security

30,000 London gun owners hit by Met Police 'data breach'


Re: "home defence"

"In the UK it can pretty much never be "home defence" as a reasonable force rule applies"

Wasn't there a UK farmer that got done a few years ago for shooting some scallywag, then later had a reprieve or some such??

Edit Ahh here we go (daily fail warning) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-127513/Farmer-shot-intruder-walks-free.html

Beer.... because I off to da pub


So now the DB info will be in at least 3 places,@ the MET, the agency and Smartwaters

oh and probably on someones USB stick ---- well I hope they didn't email it to a yahoo acount!!

Stop asking people for their passwords, rights warriors yell at US Homeland Security


"The ones who do tend to be of the more liberal, educated variety who are (possibly) less likely to vote for Mr. Trump"

Well let the freshly wet & lubed up liberals go home with a sore arse and get there shit together then,

i.e. do less bullshitting than the other party (and mean it - really) and they might get somewhere - not holding my breath to

no win either way,

MPs worried Brexit vote website wobble caused by foreign hackers


Oh FFS !

Do they really have to start banging the same drum a the USoA,


UK Home Sec: Give us a snoop-around for WhatApp encryption. Don't worry, we won't go into the cloud


Not done any homework has she.

US Air Force terminates Predator drones. Now you will fear the Reaper


Wrong name surly ?

Given the repeated and unwanted appearance at wedding parties / funerals etc, shouldn’t they be called Gate crashers ?

---> looking for invite icon..

Hacking group RTM able to divert bulk financial transfers with malware


It the yanks I tell ya - Clinton getting her revenge



Strange, when anything gets hacked in the USoA it's all ways seems to be about WHO done it, yet when the ruskies are attacked - no mention of the perps - strange that eh.

Brother-and-sister duo arrested over hacking campaign targeting Italy's bigwigs

Big Brother

"The FBI has seized the servers and will ship them to Italy, the head of Italy's cyber crime unit told the news agency."

I assume the FED's will be having a sneaky peak at the data 1st

Google to patch Chrome mobile hole after bank trojan hits 318k users


Ever little helps ???

League of lawsuits: Game developer sues cheat-toting website


Script based cheating tools.....

It's only a fecking game, BUT will the same court ruling apply to the cheats on wall street et al...

Native Skype for Windows Phone walked behind shed, shot heard


Gun pointed at Foot

They have already pissed of load's of people with the withdrawal of skype on Samsung tv's.

Revealed: How a weather forecast in 1967 stopped nuclear war


Re: Threads film (1984)

Haha I remember being made to watch that at School - really was a scary message at the time, maybe that's why me and my peers at the time didn't give a sh*t about anything much (especially living just a few miles away from the UK's biggest MOD depot!),

we had nothing to look forward to what with Thatchers Britain at the time and horrendous unemployment,

how ever I did leave school unemployed (like my bro and sis before me) and did a Yoouf training scheme in computer programming.

You think Donald Trump is insecure? Check out his online store


Wolly T's & C's

"Additionally, from time to time, we may share your voluntarily provided information to like-minded organizations. "

But no mention of who they are - so you can check their T's & C's

WikiLeaks fights The Man by, er, publishing ordinary people's personal information


Fun indeed what you can find in there.

UK - Leeds Uni prof "Lecturer in Medieval Latin" for example

Blighty's Coastguard goes into battle against waterborne Pokemon


We have one of them there spot near where I work, on a roundabout (traffic island) on a busy dual carriageway that links a motorway and another major dual carriageway !!!

And the idiots have parked up and are sitting on the embankment playing with their phones, well I hope that’s what their doing - as it's also not too far from a 'popular' dogging site (so I'm told ;-)

Windows 10 a failure by Microsoft's own metric – it won't hit one billion devices by mid-2018


"and increasing customer delight with Windows."

"and increasing customer delight with Windows."

WTF - can I have whatever their smoking please.

Roll on the end of the month and I might (just might) feel safe to boot into my win 7 partition (when I hope it will be safe to do so), but I doubt I will need to really, since installing Mint on mine and other family’s gear things have been just fine so far.