* Posts by Siberian Hamster

10 posts • joined 21 Aug 2012

It's 2015 and ATMs don't know when a daughterboard is breaking them

Siberian Hamster

Re: Beer Tokens

I received a new card from Barclays Blank a year or so ago with the contact-less payment on so toddled off to my local branch where the conversation went something like this;

<me> I'd like a replacement card without the contact-less payment please.

<zombie> I'm sorry sir all our cards will be having these from now on.

<me> I'd like to close my account please.

<zombie> Let me see what I can do sir.

(returns after ~5 mins)

<zombie> We can help you out sir.

<me> Excellent, thanks.

<zombie> We can turn your account into a restricted one and issue you with a new card without the contact-less payment.

<me> I'd like to close my account please.

<zombie> (returns after 2 mins) We can issue you with a replacement card sir.

<me> Thanks bye.

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Look out, bankers! It's Lily Cole and her (Brit taxpayer-funded) WISH-PRINTING ATM

Siberian Hamster

Lily 'slim but dim' Cole...

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Custom ringback tones: Coming to your next contract mobe?

Siberian Hamster

Re: as the caller, I just want to hear Brrrrr Brrrrr.....

or a random 2% chance of one of these phrases inserted:

'cookies'

'smeghead'

'I want to play a game'

'where's the kaboom, there's supposed to be an earth shattering kaboom'

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Who here needs to explain things to ELEPHANTS?

Siberian Hamster

I don't need no stinkin' title!

I think they need to rethink their methodology and review their footage. Her constant head turning towards the bucket is both a bigger visual cue than a static arm and also it is well documented that pack animals will look in the direction another pack member is 'concentrating' on. call themselves scientists? Pah!!!

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'Chinese' attack sucks secrets from US defence contractor

Siberian Hamster

I don't need no steenkin' title!

Qinetiq is actually a British company formed from the sale of the old DERA to some of its bosses, though they have been buying up smaller US defence firms for a while.

The question is were all the hacks confined solely to US operations or were they company-wide?

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Wales slams Amazon over lack of Kindle support

Siberian Hamster
Happy

Re: The welsh lobby

Well thank you for noticing, we do indeed tend to punch well above our weight!

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Twenty classic arcade games

Siberian Hamster

Re: Ahh, thems were the days

I believe you mean 'Countdown humanoid, countdown intruder!' and also 'humanoid chicken, fight like robot!'

Loved that game... Berzerk I think it was.

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Welsh bureaucrats busted for getting political on Twitter, Facebook

Siberian Hamster
WTF?

Re: How to speak Welsh

Okay, we'll have a quick whip round to buy you a bicycle pedal and we'll see if you can indeed speak Welsh with it shoved down your throat...

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FTC settles spying charges on rent-to-own computers

Siberian Hamster

Re: Remeber the school PC with the webcam activiating spyware?

Actually I think the school PC webcam spying thing is a part of this case, and in response to those saying 'If I had one of these PC's I'd wipe it and put on Linux/new OS straight away' IIRC the students/teachers/others weren't allowed to make any such changes to the computers.

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SHOCK: Brainwave readers work as advertised

Siberian Hamster
Terminator

Next stage of phishing attacks...

I can see in the not too distant future Black Hats inserting malware into your favourite games that use a brain-wave reader, to surreptitiously 'blip-vert'* images of banks/credit cards/anything into said games to deduce your personal information.

* +1 to anyone who gets the reference!

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