* Posts by Mr.Mischief

57 posts • joined 11 Sep 2012

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Apple Pay a haven for 'rampant' credit card fraud, say experts

Mr.Mischief

Re: ApplePay is very secure

I dont get how Apple Pay is more secure than carrying your credit card in your pocket.

With my card, its a physical card, it has my signature, chip and a PIN number to verify that it is in fact me using a physical card.

With Apple Pay, the physical card is not present. It looks like all you need is a PHOTO of the card to load it into Apple Pay, and the SSN's last four digits.

To compare, that would be like me giving the card to a friend along with the PIN number and telling them to go buy something for me.

I'm sure all contactless payment systems may have the same problem, although it seems that Paypal and Google Wallet may not have had it to this extent. This could be either due to Google's registration process or through low usage. I dont know how rampant fraud was with GW.

I guess "ease of use" and "ease of fraud" go hand in hand

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: A side swipe at smartphone design

Mr.Mischief

Nice

When they first mentioned "Edge" I was wondering if it was a gimmick and what it possibly could be used for.

Seems they have a few ideas that I never thought of, but now that the edge is there, I have an "a-ha" moment.

Nice review.

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MEGA PATENT DUMP! Ericsson, Smartflash blitz Apple: iPhone, iPad menaced by sales block

Mr.Mischief

Re: Check out the innovation

"Should a particular implementation, linking existing standards, be considered innovative?"

Is this similar to Apple's taking of existing technology and packaging it into a new patent..? I mean, think of all of Apples's patents, phone, watch etc. I mean a rectangular phone with rounded corners (no phone was completely square, everything is rounded to some degree), existed before, but they did "patent" it..

They also take existing technology, put it in conjunction with something else and patent the lot.. What's different in this case?

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Tim Cook chills the spines of swingers worldwide

Mr.Mischief

We don't sell your data..

... riiiiiiiight..

"It will closely monitor a customer's heart rates – data which would be considered extremely lucrative to many in the private health business, if Apple were to go down that route."

Who wants to bet that they're going to be going down that route?

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NERDGASM as Apple announces 'special event'

Mr.Mischief

It has accelerometers and gyroscopes...

.. to better understand when the user is having a wankathon. It then disables itself since thats not allowed in the iOS garden.

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NO ONE is making money from YouTube, even Google – report

Mr.Mischief

Re: No-one at all? But I thought...

Had to give you an upvote. El Reg is so blatantly anti-Google and pro-Apple, its getting nauseating. Are they trying to become the Fox News IT.

People are making money on Youtube. The company made some money, and spent it on upgrades to its service. El Reg spins that as "no one is making any money".

And all the anti-Google shills jump on the bandwagon.

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Money from apps? It's all about Apple iOS, says survey

Mr.Mischief

Considering that there are more app developers for Android than iOS, isn't going by a percentage (saying so many percent of iOS developers make so much money or more vs so many Android developers) make it seem like there are more iOS developers making the threshold when in fact more Android developers could be making it?

I find this article so Apple biased, all the numbers seem to show higher Android stats, but the headline focuses on just one figure (which is biased in favor of Apple anyway).

El Reg is starting to sound like a fanboi.

Anyway, who cares, people who pay for new phones every couple of years as a status symbol have more money to spend. Who knew? And for those who say I'm still using the iPhone one that Noah used to call up his animal rescue.. well if you are, then you are not on the latest iOS, which means the iOS market is fragmented because of you.

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Google strongly opposes plans to let ANY US COURT authorise digi-snoops

Mr.Mischief

Re: Too bad

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/anti-petroleum-movement-a-growing-security-threat-to-canada-rcmp-say/article23019252/

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Mr.Mischief

Re: Too bad

Have an upvote AC. It looks like the RCMP decided two downvote you twice.

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Mr.Mischief

Because Google is only "evil" when they release something for free, they innovate and create something new or when they try to do "business type things" to pay their employees.

Oh and because the Apple fanbois are still asleep.

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Tim Cook slurped our brains, snarl fat battery bods A123

Mr.Mischief

Re: pay them more....

I guess confidentiality clauses shouldn't be applicable as long as another company pays them more than you do.

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Mr.Mischief

Ah Apple can poach other companies employees and copy other companies technologies, but god forbid someone does it to them.

What was it? Thermonuclear war?

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Android malware hijacks power button, empties wallet while you sleep

Mr.Mischief

Re: Surprise?

Yeah. How the heck does an app get root permissions?

I guess you would have had to

1) Root the phone

2) Install the app

3) Blindly give the app root permissions when it asks for it

Doesnt impact the huge percentage of unrooted phones then does it?

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Got an Android Wear gizmo? Yeah, you and '719,999 other people'

Mr.Mischief

Canalys .. without the C...ys

These guys seem to have their heads up so far up Apples backside it's difficult to say where they end and Apple begins.

They publish a number, can't show their sources and praise vapor ware. Very insightful.

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You gotta keep a smart watch on the Swiss, Apple: Enter SWATCH

Mr.Mischief
Coat

Just don't wear it into a sex shop video booth

You'll be paying with each "action" of your wrist..

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Zoinks! Is that Mystery Machine Apple's SELF-DRIVING FAMILY WAGON? You decide

Mr.Mischief

Re: Remember...

At least they FOUND the motorway. Apple maps lost whole cities and had people driving across airport runways..

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-24246646

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Anthem, America's second biggest health insurer, HACKED: Millions hit by breach

Mr.Mischief

Obamacare in the sights?

I wonder if the Republicans are going to use this as an excuse to repeal Obamacare.... again..

*grabs popcorn*

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'Revenge p0rn' kingpin Kevin Bollaert faces 20 years in jail

Mr.Mischief

In some ways his running of the site is the cause of his sentence too. He created the site with the EXPLICIT purpose of shaming people's exes. If he created a site for people to share vacation photos and people exploited it, that's something else.

It's the difference between The Pirate Bay creating a FILE sharing site for people to share files (which some people "misuse" to share movies and music) and creating a MOVIE sharing site for people to share and pirate movies. Guess which one is going to get a harsher sentence from a judge?

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Mr.Mischief

Re: People CAN change their minds.

No you're mistaken. You can't compare having consensual sex and then going to the police claiming rape here. The site was a REVENGE site. It wasn't a photo sharing site for consensual people. It was a site for people who were jilted to take revenge on the people who left them WITHOUT their consent.

If it was a photo sharing site and a couple posted pictures together and then split, one party can't claim that the other did it without their permission.

There are other people out there saying "you shouldnt take the pictures in the first place". But in relationships, people let their guard down, and there is some rule of trust. Sad that the people posting the pictures were untrustworthy a$$holes. Considering that nearly all of them were men says something about the state of entitlement that some men feel.

Society would be very different if couples didn't have sex in the off chance that the person you trust may be a prick who may take your private things and shame you in public. Or leave the house because they MIGHT get robbed by the first person they see on the street.

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Mr.Mischief

Sticks and stones.

While I will admit that some punishments are light, what needs to be fixed are those light punishments. This guy got what he deserved.

Although the sticks and stones thing does have some merit.. Perhaps allow all the women who's pictures are posted to throw computers at him. We'll finally get some use out of those old CRTs.. and I have a few tower boxes I would gladly spare.

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Mr.Mischief

People CAN change their minds.

For instance, you meet a lady friend, take her out and end up at your place with a mutual understanding of taking things further.

If she changes her mind and says "no", what do you do? Respect her wishes or go according to the prior agreement without her consent?

Both rape and publicly shaming are both violations.

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Mr.Mischief

Re: He's getting off too easy

Well I guess if one of the people on the site was someone you cared about, your sister, your mum or your daughter, then I'm quite sure you'd feel that it was equal to murder.

Bullies have driven people to suicide with less.

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Mr.Mischief

I think his sad pathetic life alone in jail as someone's girlfriend will do him wonders. Karma is good at revenge too.

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Mr.Mischief

That kind of response usually comes from guys who never have girlfriends, hate women and claim that they are the "nice guys" that no woman gives a chance to.

He KNEW the pictures were illegal, he tried to make money off of them, and his site was made for the explicit purpose of shaming women. This is not free speech.

People who shout off the "free speech" bit don't realise that even "free speech" is a grey area. Hate speech is not legal, neither is slander, libel or anything else that harms someone else.

If what you are saying hurts someone or ruins their reputation, then its not "free speech". Freedom extends to the limit of not causing harm.

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Google Now now SLURPS data from third party apps so YOU don't have to

Mr.Mischief

Re: Trust is gone

"Yet Apple are clear that they don't sell any data they might collect from your iDevice to other people whereas Google?"

But Apple lie though. All the time.

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Mr.Mischief

Wow, its like Luddite city here

I see a post about Facebook changing their privacy settings to say that they will get your data from third party providers and no one bats an eye. Google says that they are doing the same (with the ability to opt out) and everyone loses their minds. Have to wonder who the people posting negative comments and downvotes really work for.

As people have said, I dont mind sharing my data with Google so that I get targeted ads for things that interest me (instead of random ads for erection pills that I don't really need) and the opportunity to use a lot of services for free. If you don't like it, don't use it. It's that simple.

I know a lot of people spin Google to be an evil company, but anything can be made to look the way you want to get internet whackos foaming at the mouth for page clicks. At the end of the day, they are a company, they have shareholders to work for and employees to feed. In the bigger scheme of things, I appreciate a lot of the things they do and the tech they provide.

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Mr.Mischief

Re: Sigh!

Tell me, as an Apple / Windows shill how much do you get to say that here?

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Google promises MORE CHOCOLATE to squish Chrome bugs

Mr.Mischief
Mushroom

Re: Dear Google

Didn't even read your comment.

Have a downvote anyway

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Germany 'accidentally' snooped on John Kerry and Hillary Clinton

Mr.Mischief
Black Helicopters

Ah suspiciously out after the NSA was caught spying on Merkel's phone.

Hmmm

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Space geeks' resurrected NASA Sun probe ISEE-3 now on collision course with THE MOON

Mr.Mischief

Maybe if they jiggle some wires..

.. has their BOFH tried that?

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iWatch 'due November'... Y'all know what time it is? Now you do

Mr.Mischief

Another PR exercise

I wouldnt be surprised if this rumor was started by Apple in the first place.

Get people talking about the product to bridge the time from now till launch.

Say something is going to be delayed.. and then launch on schedule.

SURPRISED fanbois will be throwing their iPhone5 in the nearest dumpster to buy one pronto.

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LG drops G3 quad HD Android mobe with FRIGGIN' LASER camera

Mr.Mischief

Get an LG G2 and install a custom ROM

I have a G2, and installed a custom ROM that someone ported from the G3. So I have pretty much the G3's UI, on a G2.

If you have already gotten used to a G2, its a little easier to get used to this one. But if you are coming from a different phone, I can understand the writer's sentiments that it takes some getting used to.

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Google: OK world, make our 'End-to-End' crypto tool SPOOK PROOF

Mr.Mischief

yeah riiiiiight..

Yes, because when someone charges you money, they are completely trustworthy.

Hold on my eyes are rolling all over the floor.

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iFixit boss: Apple has 'done everything it can to put repair guys out of business'

Mr.Mischief

Poncy Genius Bar

The missus has an iPhone who's battery was dying. Called Apple and they said that she needed to go to the Genius bar. Got there, and a spotty faced youth barred the way to the bar, fondleslab in hand saying "Welcome, do you have an appointment?"

"No, said the missus"

"Well you need to make one to go to the counter"

"Sure can we make an appointment. What time is available"

"4:30?"

Missus looks at her watch. Time is 4:29.

"Sure"

1 minute later, phone is given in, and 45 minutes and $90 Canadian later, she has a new battery in her phone.

There is another small store outside that does the same thing for $40, while you wait, but the missus believes that the Genius somehow sprinkles magic fairy dust to make it all better. Go figure.

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Connecting Gmail to Google+ is SENSELESS, says Digg founder

Mr.Mischief
Boffin

Panties in a twist?

There's a setting in Gmail settings where you can disable this feature. It's a nice to have for those who want it, and if they don't they can turn it off. Even them email from Google notifying me of this update had the link to my Gmail settings so that I could change it.

Methinks the Digg guy is trying to keep his name in the news.

What's Digg anyway?

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Ditch your boring iPhone for a hot Android piece, says Google's TOTALLY UNBIASED Eric Schmidt

Mr.Mischief

Re: Android?

This has been beaten to death.

Microsoft had Windows phones which were touchscreen. You mean your Jesus phone copied them too?

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Dark HEAVY METAL star fires up jets, vomits hot ROCK into space

Mr.Mischief

It's just spewing its Nickel-back

Ah-thank-you-very-much.

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Webcam stripper strikes back at vicious 4Chan trolls after year of bullying

Mr.Mischief
Trollface

Re: Go girl ......

Aww.. look at that. Anonymous Coward is angry.. Here... have a downvote.

I'm guessing that after all the porn you watch on your computer, you secretly hate the liberated people out there, while you sit in your little closet and spank your monkey.

Perhaps one day you will move out of your house and won't have to hear how touching yourself makes you a worthless, depraved, sinner like your parents tell you you are.

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Spotify and Pandora to FACE THE MUSIC as iRadio inks Sony deal

Mr.Mischief
FAIL

But they didnt patent it. Apple will. And then say they invented internet radio..

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Things that cost the same as coffee with Tim Cook - and are WAY more fun

Mr.Mischief

"Anna"l Leakage? Is that you?

Methinks a better nickname might help when tooting ones horn. :)

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Samsung's new Galaxy S 4: iPhone assassin or Android also-ran?

Mr.Mischief
Alien

Re: Here's the problem with this thing

Not sure how much barley you can fit in your pocket? But most people with S3's haven't had a problem and with the S4 being slightly smaller, it wont be a problem either.

Perhaps get some normal sized pants instead of that hipster skinny jeans crap?

Yes yes.. phone tracking you and telling everyone what you're looking at or how long you looked away from the screen to check out the girl walking by. More tinfoil required for the hat? And I guess Apple has a stellar record of not spying on their users.

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Mr.Mischief
Trollface

Re: Swappability

And when your iPhone battery does die because you've been watching YouTube videos all day. I guess you're going to just have to get a bunch of lemons and try to generate electricity with them..

And when your data allowance is used up or youre in a foreign country and dont want to pay for a data network or youre in a place with no cell coverage, I guess the iPhone makes a good paperweight.

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Mr.Mischief
FAIL

Re: Cupertino, start your photocopiers

So how is watching porn on your iPhone? Does the extra row of icons show much additional?

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Samsung Galaxy S 4: A slim stripper with palms hovering over its body

Mr.Mischief

Re: Whelp, here we are

Wow.. comparing "an extra row of icons and wallpapers" to "IR, wallet, video conferencing, gallery creations, a kick ass processor, eye sensors, NFC wallet, more sensors than you can shake a leg at and a bunch of other innovations".

No wonder you post anonymously.

Change the wallpaper in your iPhone to something less green..

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First Samsung Galaxy S4 review leak: Stop FONDLING, start FINGERING

Mr.Mischief
FAIL

FAIL you are

Yes.. listen to Youtube to listen to the music.. So the screen stays on wastes battery and YouTube stops when you turn the screen off.

Wouldnt it be easier to just download music to your phone..? Or do you expect them to pander to every cheapskate out there?

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US patent office: Nice try Apple, but pinch-to-zoom is NOT a new invention

Mr.Mischief

Oversimplify much?

People buy smartphones for features yes.. they don't buy a phone because it's got "rubberbanding".

Although the fanbois would definitely run to stock up on a new iThing because Apple put it out in an ad.

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Nokia HERE iOS maps app review

Mr.Mischief

Re: Lost me at pinch to zoom

Umm, if I have the entire city of london on screen, and I want to zoom into the docklands, I have to constantly keep moving the screen and rezooming in again.

Its a fail. Nuff said.

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Samsung readies bendy smarties for 2013

Mr.Mischief
Trollface

Apple is working on this too

.. at least their patent office is.

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Obama win may mean NASA 'nauts to Deep Space as soon as 2021

Mr.Mischief
Coat

.. a long what?

Couldnt resist

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Naughty-step Apple buries court-ordered apology with JavaScript

Mr.Mischief
FAIL

Re: Stupid, stupid move.

If we're talking boardgames then is Apple going to be investigated for SORRY! abuse?

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