* Posts by JustsomeBlokeinAz

13 posts • joined 26 Sep 2016

Boffins laugh in the face of Twitter's API limits. Now they can slurp info to their hearts' content


Re: Web scraping remains a legally contentious issue.

Not necessarily. Robots.txt is generally obeyed if implemented properly if you don't want your site indexed and scraped. This does not have the same feel to it.

Robocall spammers, you have one new voicemail message: Cut it out!

Big Brother

Re: Straight to Voicemail?

Generally, most PBX voicemail systems have an option to dial in and record a message directly in to the inbox of the extension/person you want. This reeks of something more sinister, like digital back end delivery. Otherwise, I can imagine the Telcos would be whining endlessly over the increased traffic load on their voicemail system inconveniencing them errr... I mean their customers.

Of course, mine usually gets cleaned out/listened to once a year when I hit the maximum storage size and need to clean it up so I pretend to care about the messages. If it's important, e-mail or text is the way to go...

TRUMP SCANDAL! No, not that one. Or that one. Or that one. Or that one.


Re: Looking forward to the wiki dump

Will never happen. Assange loves Trump.

Best be Nimble, best be quick. You're out of a job at HPE – and that's sh*t


Used to recommend Nimble

Not any more. HPE will just do what they always do. Strip the tech, throw it in to a sub-par product made in cut rate style, charge more than it is worth and not support it worth a darn. Nimble was a great company with great products and wonderful support.

RIP Nimble

Lyrebird steals your voice to make you say things you didn't – and we hate this future


Here come the Phone Scams

Bad enough that scammers try to get you recorded saying Yes to anything so they can splice it in as evidence of your confirmation on anything they want. Now they could easily go to someone's youtube video/rant, run it through, and basically own you for evidence when you dispute the fact that you did order 2 tons of creamed corn...

Startup remotely 'bricks' grumpy bloke's IoT car garage door – then hits reverse gear


What next?

You leave less than a 5 star review and next thing you know, your garage is open to world without your consent? Their forums may be civil, and they may have back tracked, but the damage is done....

Mines the one with the padlock and keys in the pocket....

Gift cards or the iPhone gets it: Hackers threaten Apple with millions of remote wipes


Am I the only one?

Who thinks that Apple should give them specially crafted Gift card codes that are A) Tracked and B) shut down any account they are used on until the law enforcement agency of choice gets an investigation completed of the account owner?

Maybe over simplified (mainly because they would probably sell the cards for pennies on the dollar), but really? That is like going to a department store, holding up the store up and asking for the proceeds to be given on a company issued credit card.....

Mine's the one with the ice pack for my head.... might want to get that desk looked at too....

OK, it's time to talk mass spying again: America's Section 702 powers are up for renewal


Re: What's wrong with the word "sheeple"?

Have one on me. That was perfect.

Comcast is the honey badger of ISPs – injects pop-ups into browsers, doesn't give a fsck


Re: More than a security problem

But but but!!! STANDARDS they sputter.... I couldn't say it any better than you did.

Walgreens demands $140m refund from busted bio biz Theranos


It only needs a drop of blood

kind of like a bad horror movie....burn it all or it comes back!

New MacBook Pro beckons fanbois to become strip pokers


A certain Comic Strip Did this

Only it was the omission of a Q key in their big Uality push....

Donald Trump running insecure email servers


Re: He's just a candidate

He probably deleted it all. I can't imagine someone like him holding on to any e-mails either and all invoices for payment probably go to a mailbox that deletes them automatically... handy thing outlook rules.

Reclusive Mr Ren materialises to bless Huawei Leica tie-up


Total 'shop

I can tell by the pixels.


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