* Posts by H.Winter

36 posts • joined 9 Nov 2011

Calling all the Visual Basic snitches: Keep quiet about it and so will he...

H.Winter

Re: Caught by the auditors

would *have*

Y2K, Windows NT4 Server and Notes. It's a 1990s Who, Me? special

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Re: "The power button still had to be pressed manually."

"It's now safe to turn off your computer"

Hacking these medical pumps is as easy as copying a booby-trapped file over the network

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Re: I already fear upgrading my motherboard firmware

Not sure how prevalent it is but my motherboard has "dual BIOS" . When you update, it only installs over one of the BIOS, keeping the other untouched as a backup. If the installation fails/results in a corrupted installation, it falls back to the second BIOS so you can still successfully boot and try again.

Oh dear! Amazon's facial recognition is racist and sexist – and there's a JLaw deep fake that will make you want to tear out your eyes

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Re: mashup

How do you not know Steve Buscemi? He was the guy who (spoilers) got fed into the wood chipper in Fargo (the movie).

Boffins build bugged bees bearing backpacks

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"weighs 102 mg, 70 mg of which consists of battery weight"

My mind is blown that it can be so light. I had no idea batteries could *that* small.

Microsoft wants serious, non-gaming developers to make more money

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Re: has anybody else actually bought any 3rd party app from them?

I didn't buy from the windows store on pc, rather through my xbox one. Got State of Decay 2 as I would any other game, but it is cross platform. The one purchase lets me install it on Xbox One and on PC (Windows 10 only, apparently). I'm not sure if the revenue share is different when purchased via xbox or pc but if there are other games that are cross platform that I want to get then I might just purchase them through the store. Never had a need for anything else on it though.

Pirate Bay digs itself a new hole: Mining alt-coin in slurper browsers

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Re: Sigh:

What is this rarbg.com? Never heard of it and when I try to visit it I just get this message

"

Content Denied

Access to this website has been disabled by an order of the Federal Court of Australia because it infringes or facilitates the infringement of copyright.

1800 086 346 for information.

"

Phisherfolk dangle bait at dot-fish domain

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in-plaice

Not sure if "in-plaice" is a typo or another fish pun.

Dishwasher has directory traversal bug

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Re: Why? (you can buy a new TomTom or Garmin for half that price)

I much prefer a dedicated GPS device I can leave plugged into my vehicle for 2 reasons, no draining the battery on my phone, and I leave GPS/location services turned off on my phone.

Source code unleashed for junk-blasting Internet of Things botnet

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Default Passwords

Reading through the list of passwords the scanner uses I got a laugh at the last entry.

add_auth_entry("\x4F\x4D\x56\x4A\x47\x50", "\x44\x57\x41\x49\x47\x50", 1); // mother fucker

Silently clicking on porn ads you can't even see – this could be you...

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"more than 21 app stores"

I've never used an iPhone but as far as I know they only have the one official app store right? And for Android there is the Google Play store. That's 2 stores. What are the other 19 stores?; I assume they are more than likely shady sources of APKs of questionable legitimacy.

Microsoft steps up Windows 10 nagging

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I can't even upgrade to 8.1

I would be more than keen to accept the upgrade to Win 10 except for the fact that whenever I tried the 8.1 upgrade (currently still on 8) it would fail hard and I'd end up having to completely reinstall 8. If I can't upgrade from 8 to 8.1 I don't know how well I'd fare going from 8 to 10.

Accountant robbed of 1600 records in Xero tax fraud raid: report

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Dollars?

"A criminal ring has this month stolen 1600 from an accountant"

Stolen 1600 what?

Exetel becomes Exit-tel, shows customers the door without explanation

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Re: Exetel user for over 15 years.

"I am paying $60 for 500GB peak & 500Gb off-peak now Exetel it charging $89 for 1000Gb "any-time" (from Exetel site)."

I don't see the plan you say are on (500gb on/off), only the 1000gb anytime, which is $58 month, not $89 as you say. I am currently on the Unlimited data allowance which is only $59.

Your chance to win the world's only handheld ZX Spectrum

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Australian

Having never heard it said aloud I would also pronounce it that way.

Thanks a lot, Google, for snatching .dev for yourself. It's not like the rest of us wanted it

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.wang

Sucks that Google would take ownership of what seems to be such a useful gTLD

On a sidenote, I dunno how long .wang domains have been around for but they make for the best gTLD worldplay.

fondlemy.wang

Botched NBN installs leave folks with no internet, or recourse

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Unhappy

It just gets funnier every day

Australian internet, it's a fucking joke.

ACCC slaps iiNet over prices in ads

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WTF?

Wtf

I quite like iiNet and was worried this article was about them doing some dodgy advertising but...

"The ads correctly showed the $69.95 monthly price of the plan, along with the total price, but the ACCC says not enough prominence was given to the total cost."

So they were honest about the costs and they're being fined because some people are too dumb to do simple math? CostPerMonth*NumberOfMonthsInContract . It's two fucking numbers, multiplied.

For pity's sake, you fool! DON'T UPGRADE it will make it worse

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FAIL

Re: Update failed reverting changes

This is why I haven't (can't) upgrade to 8.1

No idea wtf the problem is, I bought the PC with Win8 already installed, but the upgrade to 8.1 fails bad.

Third patch brings more admin Shellshock for the battered and Bashed

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Thumb Up

I don't mind too much

As long it's as simple as doing 'yum update bash' a few times until it's all over then I'm not too worried about this.

New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone

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Re: when did that creep into existence?

About 7 years ago. https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=minify

Hawking: Higgs boson in a BIG particle punisher could DESTROY UNIVERSE

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Headmaster

Intrigued

I'm intrigued, how would one calculate the velocity needed for a grain of sand to destroy a planet?

Beer in SPAAAACE: Photographic PROOF

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WTF?

re: Anonymous

Icon says it all.

Twitter: La la la, we haven't heard of NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES

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Username

Having gotten tired of blurring my username out of screenshots I've taken to just calling naming myself User during installation. Or Cockwrangler. Whatever tickles my fancy at the time.

This'll end well: US govt says car-to-car jibber-jabber will SAVE lives

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Meh

Left turn assist?

Never heard of it and had to look it up. Do people really need the car to tell them 'The oncoming traffic is close/approaching fast - Do not turn in front of it' ?

Doctor Who season eight scripts leak online

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Unhappy

Re: "Kane's only love was his sled, Rosebud"

Thanks for spoiling it for me.

SLOW DOWN: Insecure-by-design software on road

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Holmes

Wireless or memory card?

I've always wondered if they could be programmed wirelessly or if someone needed to go around to each one and configure. A few years back I saw one that said 'INSERT MEMORY CARD' (this is in NSW, Australia)

Facebook lets Russian search czar Yandex suck on its public 'firehose'

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Live Journal

First time I've heard Live Journal mentioned in years, I didn't realise it was still used.

Hear that? It's the sound of BadBIOS wannabe chatting over air gaps

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Facepalm

Re: Acoustic malware

"It would also be impossible for the malignant sound to be controlled so precisely that the resulting digitized data would form a working program."

Ha, reminds me of a tv show where the criminal had etched markings into some bones, then when the bones were photographed and loaded onto the computer, they got a virus.

Aha, found it: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e27_1327440153

MoJ fined £140K for EMAILING privates of 1,000 inmates

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"Each recipient confirmed in writing that the email message had not been disseminated further and that it had been fully deleted. For two of the recipients, access was allowed to their email accounts for confirmation of their actions. The other recipient had already double-deleted the message and attachment. "

What Double-deleted?

Brace for MORE ZOMBIE ATTACK ALERT pranks, warns security bod

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Re: robots.txt

robots.txt is not a good way to 'hide' anything. Someone who isn't a bot can simply query your robots.txt file and read a nice list of all the things you want 'hidden'.

ICO fines council £120,000 for crypto email fail

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Re: Email Encryption would have helped (if your using one that can revoke a message)

"How do you set up a system that allows you to access my Exchange Server and revoke an unopened message that is sitting in my Inbox..."

http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/outlook-help/how-message-recall-works-HA001091760.aspx

"without my co-operation?"

As above, just depends what options you have set.

Mozilla updates to Firefox 8, disables add-ons

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Devil

title eh

Posting hre because I'm too lazyto sign up for engadget comments, but this is a much better report than what i read there. When i first read it all it mentioned was twitter support, and 'a new way to manage addons' - not the fact that it blocks third party add-ons, etc.

And the Twitter support is only via the search box, which I have disabled/hidden anyway. At first I thought it was going to be some big ugly Twitter logo somewhere, but no, it's in a feature I never use, plus the actual decent updates, I am going t oupdate right now. Fuck all ya'll haters that don't look into iot further and just post comments along the lines of 'twitter in my firefox? ghey'

Typos = beer.

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...as long as you use an old version.

I'm quite happy to keep updating as long as 'oldbar' extension keeps working. I have never seen or used the so-called 'awesome' bar for more than a few minutes as oldbar is one of the first I install when setting up a new pc.

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