* Posts by Wo

6 posts • joined 9 Oct 2013

Well, well, well. Crime does pay: Ransomware creeps let off with community service


Re: Another case...

I live and work in the Netherlands. I've not heard anyone use it in RL however I am 100% sure (I have a Dutch hubby) that a lot of insults involve wishing cancer on the opponent...

My colleagues generally swear in English as it is deemed less rude.

Dutch is now my second language. I found learning it much harder than Spanish and French, and easier than German and Japanese. Pronunciation is by far the hardest part at first. You don't need Dutch in the Netherlands, but it does help if you're not going to be living in a fully expat world, and want to integrate more.

North Korea's antivirus software whitelisted mystery malware


"Infact the whole thing confuses me. 4 months ago it was fire and fury, now its happy friend time and throwing nukes away. I'm kind of hoping Kim had a near death experience and has finally decided its not worth it."

Isn't it related to the fact that their nuke lab collapsed after some recent tests triggered an earthquake?

Make friends to ensure they don't get attacked while they rebuild. Especially after poking at the man in the US.

Vodafone, EE and Three overcharging customers after contracts expire


O2, but not too

I have twice bought a phone on contract, and both times analysed the costs up front, and found the deal offered (by O2 incidentally) was a better option than buying the phone outright with a sim only deal - by about £50 or so. Both times was I contacted ahead of the end of contract (I'd made a calendar entry to follow up) that a better option could be available to me if I got a new phone. Short discussion later determined whether to swap to sim only or not.

So maybe this is widespread, but my experience (approx 10yrs ago) did not indicate so.

These days it's always cheaper to buy the phone outright.

Forgotten your Myspace password? Just a name, username, DoB will get you in – and into anyone else's, too


Re: Yesterday ....

I'm assuming that I added a fake DoB because I have been trying to get into my account to cancel for about a month now without success.

MySpace doesn't have support contact details, and the support states "fill in this form, we'll get back to you." 2 weeks with no response so far.

Botnet-powered ballot stuffing suspected in 2nd referendum petition


I added my name to the petition in the hopes that future referendum(s?) will include such a sensible clause. I'm aware it is far too late for this one, but this is a good way to show that most people agree that this is a practical approach for the future. But it should always be a one time referendum. If the results are inconclusive then the politicians should resolve it as per normal issues.

I also think that this issue should never have been put to referendum in the first place.

I am a British citizen, but do not live in the UK.

(I hope my name is not removed)

Microsoft covers Brit who penetrated Windows 8.1 with GOLD


As a tester...

I wish that were true.

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