* Posts by DougW

22 posts • joined 5 Sep 2011

Don't mean to alarm you, but Boeing has built an unmanned fighter jet called 'Loyal Wingman'

DougW
Big Brother

I, for one, welcome our new robotic overlords.

America's comms watchdog takes on the internet era's real criminals: Pirate pastors

DougW
Big Brother

Orwell was right.

Maybe I'm a bit more paranoid than usual. Apart from "encrypted" or pay-channels there is no reason for a cable box since modern televisions can already decode the digital signal. So the companies are plainly greedy. But the darker side of that is with one box per set, the cable companies can monitor what the users watch, and then sell that data. I don't mind the small change for two boxes, but I do mind loosing the controls of my TV to block advertisement channels. These days most of what I watch is streamed anyway. TV is basically dead. </soapbox>

BT backs down from charging millions in phone book listing fees

DougW
Pint

101 uses for a phone book

We here on the other side of the pond get more than just one "yellow pages" or phone book. A seemingly endless parade of phone books passes between my mailbox and recycle bin each year.

Honestly, the last time I used the local telephone provider AT&T phone book it was to prop open the back door.

YouTuber cements head inside microwave oven

DougW
Trollface

Was he plastered?

US credit repair biz damages own security: 111GB of personal info exposed in S3 blunder

DougW
Devil

If three lefts make a right what do three wrongs make?

Have to wonder what the black market value is for data on some slob^W fine individual with a credit score so dismal that they thought "credit repair" was a better choice than the ones they have already made?

Fat-fingered Level 3 techie reduces internet to level zero: Glitch knocks out connections

DougW
FAIL

Scotty, beam me up

The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.

Homeland Security drops the hammer on Kaspersky Lab with preemptive ban

DougW
Big Brother

mal where

Maybe it was catching an inappropriate number of NSA spyware?

Crushed Juicero now officially a fruitless endeavor

DougW
Trollface

They got squeezed

Pod coffee, pod juice, pod people. I'll take my juice freshly squeezed from the carton than reanimated. Unless of course they offer it in black pipe with shiplap siding.

Poison .JPG spreading ransomware through Facebook Messenger

DougW
Thumb Up

Failbork users. No real loss.

HP creates laptop for SITH LORDS

DougW

Re: If they really want to create an evil laptop

Clippy of course.

New study into lack of women in Tech: It's not the men's fault

DougW

Re: It's the teachers

I had a teacher constantly write me down for poor penmanship. So I started to only print.

Also had one that tried to talk me out of a typing class because, "only girls type". Glad I told that teacher to f-off.

DougW
Pint

Re: The actual truth

I met my first girlfriend by fixing her compooter. Turned out the power cord fell out.

Sadly it was not a trick.

Yeah...... not enough Scotch in the world to make that relationship work.

DougW
Childcatcher

math is over rated

All a STEM degree does is prove you are capable of learning. At least I've yet to do any tripple integrals at my dayjobben. It's all in expectation and drive. The female engineers around me are capable but some seem to lack self-confidence. They have to get over the idea that if they are blunt or demanding it's "that time othe month" in others eyes. Either press forward or fail.

The two that took my advice now make more than I do. :/ Yet I still mentor those that listen.

Thinking back to grade-school there were idiots I knew were going nowhere and those that did well. It was all about an active pursuit of education. But now that everyone is a special cookie and trophys get presented for existing, I fear for the future.

George Clooney, WikiLeaks' lawyer wife hand out burner phones to wedding guests

DougW
Devil

Burner phone

Isn't that what Apple had a with the 5c and a few others?

Facebook apologizes for binning accounts of drag queens

DougW
Pint

Lack of integrity?

Facebook is the poster child when it comes to lack of integrity.

Facebook to get IN YOUR FACE with video ads

DougW
FAIL

What adds?

Seriously, the ads I get from facepalm now gets blocked by adblock, noscript, and other applications. If failbook would just listen to the user base (there are ads I would like to see) and stop sending out the date-an-$random in your area crap.

AT&T drops Facebook phone to 99 cents

DougW
FAIL

wake me when it's over.

Long since removed the failbook app because of the continuous stream of sponsored junk. Thankfully firefox has a handy Adblock extension.

Bargain-hunting Chinese make life tough for iOS devs

DougW
Holmes

orly?

Chinese ripping of Chinese developers? Who would have thought that?

Spamhaus and ISP spar over 'email DoS' blacklisting

DougW

And as we all know "replica" is an euphemism for counterfeit. The fact that China, a source of poisoned baby food and toxic toothpaste does not see an issue with violation of copyright, does not mean the civilized world does not.

China mulls further social-network controls

DougW
Pint

Because free speech is

more dangerous than illegal/fake drugs or knockoff nike shoes.

OCZ plays its joker in the hybrid drive card game

DougW
WTF?

How quaint

Hehe.. Reminds me of zombie movie, Night of the Living Hardcard. 1TB isn't doodle these days. Just popped in a 3TB HD (SATA3) for US$180 (£111). I'll deal with the three-second-hour-glass-o-frustration. :)

Facebook deletes hacked Pages, destroying years of work

DougW
FAIL

Well, duh.

This is what happens when you don't have adequate password or system security and load dodgy OMG! I Saw what He did to .... malware. Some of life's little lessons are hard ones, eh. To be fair and equal, FaceB0rk needs to have better security on changing Admin settings. Challenge and Response for example.

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