* Posts by 5p0ng3b0b

25 posts • joined 13 Apr 2018

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now: Brexit tea towel says it'll just be the gigabit broadband


Re: The Internet of Hedgerows

The Internettle of hedgerows

Firefox now defaults to DNS-over-HTTPS for US netizens and some are dischuffed about this


Re: Suddenly, Advertising!

In firefox network settings, enable DNS over HTTPS and use custom provider and enter https://dns.adguard.com/dns-query

Google: We've achieved quantum supremacy! IBM: Nope. And stop using that word, please


Logic Dictates:

Google: We've achieved quantum supremacy! Spock: *ROFL*

Malwarebytes back to square one as appeals court rules blocking rival antivirus maker isn't on


Free and Ad Free

Scabs that charge 40 odd quid a year for 'protection' is no better than the ransomeware they are supposed to block IMO. Personally installing Cisco Immunet on all PCs nowadays. Free, ad free and likely to stay that way.

Let's talk about April Fools' Day jokes. Are they ever really harmless?


He who laughs last....

Back in the day, a certain mac user would often use colons and slashes in his filenames despite being given stern advice not to do so causing me server headaches. I wrote a simple applescript to shut down and would copy it to his startup folder at lunchtime each time he offended, thus causing him to spend the next morning reinstalling the os and software. When he left, I printed out a 100 quids worh of M&S vouchers on a colour laser printer (about 20 grands worth of kit back then) and put them in his leaving card. He was so overwhelmed by the generosity, he bought a couple of rounds that lunchtime.

Crap band sues crap beer maker: Hair-metal rockers have an Axl to grind over Guns N' Rosé


Re: Bums n' Noses

Makes me want a to become an intellectual property lawyer and troll the world!


Bums n' Noses

As well as liking beer, my dog is really into bums n' noses. She often produces shit and has a slash. Sue that Axl,

Vodafone exec dons tartan tam-o'-shanter, clutches bottle of Irn-Bru, in snap shared with firm... just before Glasgow staff told of redundo dates


Re: Voda's senior transformation manager, John Lowe

He, did. Last I knew he was a retired darts payer.

Cheapskate Brits appear to love their Poundland MVNOs as UK's big four snubbed in survey again


Three once contacted me to inform me of a price increase. I told them not to be silly and that what I was currently paying was the maximum amount they were ever going to get. I gave them a choice, either keep taking the current amount each month or get nothing. I also told them the latter would happen if they ever tried to pull that crap on me again.

The first ZX Spectrum prototype laid bare... (What? It was acceptable in the '80s)


Re: Ah, memories.

I remember my first hardware mod. My ZX81 and speccy would crash when my mum switched on the hoover due to poor power surge protection in the PSU. Fitting a VDR inside the plug socket fixed it and everyone at school wanted it done. Fixed the school ZX80 and other IT tasks and was awarded a BBC cassette player which anything would load from it. Used it to broadcast games over CB radio for my mates to load.

HPE wants British ex-CFO to testify in UK Autonomy lawsuit before Uncle Sam sentences him


Re: Ponzi Scheme

erm... bitcoin

RIP 2019-2019: The first plant to grow on the Moon? Yeah, it's dead already, Chinese admit


Re: Cotton?

How many bags of crisps could a potato suppository yield I wonder?


Re: Legal Thing

I actually own an acre of land on the moon purchased from lunarland.com and won't tolerate any illegal cotton farming on it.


Re: Bad planning

Had to throw out my dead spider plant just before xmas. Surely the only living thing on the planet having any real chance of surviving the lunar night has to be Theresa May.

Leaked memo: No internet until you clean your bathroom, Ecuador told Julian Assange


Re: Is Julian's cat leaving little "presents" on the carpet in the Ecuadorian embassy?

'Mittens gets a new Forever Home and heaves a big sigh of relief'

It would appear that Mittens is already heaving big sighs of relief all over the embassy floor. Should have named the cat Wiki instead of Mittens. JA could argue he can't even clean up his own mess let alone a cats. Perhaps both need neutering.

Oh no, Xi didn't! Chinese spymaster cuffed in Belgium, yoinked to US on aerospace snoop rap



'Luckily, France (and others) ignored those patents and made aeroplanes.' So they could bug them and spy on businessmen themselves. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/09/french_spied_concorde_passengers

Facebook: Up to 90 million addicts' accounts slurped by hackers, no thanks to crappy code

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Data Slurping Company's Data Gets Slurped

Using the vuln to delete accounts or data rather than just slurping would have done more damage. All the culprits managed to achieve is wipe a few pennys off the share value and given the FB legal team more job security. FB still has the data of these 50m users (which will probably pay any losses incurred and still make a profit) and has now closed the vuln.

50m is only 0.0022421524663677% of 2.23bn so maybe a more parallel attack and process the profile id number in random order next time to delay the detection!

Let the dawn of API injection vulns commence!

Boffins build the smallest transistor, controlled by an atom


Re: Of course it has potential

Faraday or two

Now that's a dodgy Giza: Eggheads claim Great Pyramid can focus electromagnetic waves



Once upon a time after reading a magazine article, I very sceptically constructed a small tinfoil pyramid as a last desperate attempt to recover data from my corrupt sinclair microdrive cartridges. I couldn't understand how it worked by leaving each one overnight under it, but it completely baffled me as it worked every time.

WannaCry reverse-engineer Marcus Hutchins hit with fresh charges


Re: Who do you trust?

CPS not bound by the the peelian principles and devised as a workaround for 5 and 8.

Indiegogo grants ZX Spectrum reboot firm another two weeks to send a console


More lives than jet set willy and more difficult to complete it would seem.

DIY device tinkerer iFixit weighs in on 15-month jail term for PC recycler


Re: Copyright or Trademark?

Free unless used for profit is normal for most software. These free downloads are subject to terms and conditions.


Re: Just stop buying their shit

Dual boot with elementary os (ubuntu) or manjaro (arch) using rEFInd. Doesn't take long before you forget why and when you last booted into windows... until you boot into windows. Do I want to waste another hour or two waiting for that 4gb-ish borked update loop to fail again?

Press F to pay respects to the Windows 10 April Update casualties


Re: Once, you hit F1...

Could be <FN F1> for help nowadays depending on keyboard/bios settings.

Small UK firms laying fibre put BT's Openreach to shame – report


Slow and steady wins the race

Openreach and Virgin are bigger and subjected to more regulation and scrutiny than the minnows like Gigaclear who are backed with government funding and get fat by subcontracting cheap fly by night cowboys that leave inverse speedbumps everywhere for local councils to deal with. Dont know how long will it be before the rabbits and traffic etc chomp through their shallow unducted rural networks, but by then, the directors will have long bolted with the dosh and it will fall upon the dumb investors to pick up the tab.


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