* Posts by Sanctimonious Prick

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UK's BT: It's not unusual to pull Huawei from our core mobile networks

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It's Just Retarded!

So, since the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) Oversight Board, and lack of any evidence of wrongdoing, they're still going to remove Huawei from the core infrastructure?

That's, just, I dunno. It's retarded. It doesn't make any sense!

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Now you, too, can snoop on mobe users from 3G to 5G with a Raspberry Pi and €1,100 of gizmos

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Re: Form an orderly queue

@JetSetJim

Re: these ones

That's a nice bit of kit (especially if it's just "under" your desk) :)

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It's wall-to-wall Huawei: Chinese behemoth hogs five of six top spots in SPC-1 array benchmark

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And Nothing About...

Surprised not to see any comments about the NSA and ASiO.

It's good to see the one getting a bad rap really just giving the middle finger back at 'em.

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Brits whinging less? About ISPs, networks and TV? It's gotta be a glitch in the Matrix

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I Love My ISP

It operates on the 4G network. I can take my modem pretty much most places I go to, and I'm connected. Mind you the maximum speed is 12Mbps, but hey, Netflix works pretty much fine most of the time, and very rarely have any trouble watching 'cat' videos on YouTube. And my plan is unlimited data. I can sit and watch Netflix all day long, for weeks on end (don't judge me) without an issue.

Not just that, but my ISP (VividWireless) will sometimes let me go about 10 to 14 days overdue (no payment coz there's nothing in my bank account).

Most people I know with an ADSL connection have regular problems (funnily enough, it usually just means showing them how to reboot their modem, and then all is good again).

Though I will say that, with my current ISP, they have from time to time called me on my registered mobile phone number, and asked me to confirm my identity... that has been a little scary, and on the first few times this happened, I told 'em to "bugger off, you called me!"

Blah, blah, blah.

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Buttonless and port-free: Expect the next iPhone to be as smooth as a baby's bum

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Happy

Apple

While I'm not a big fan of Apple, I have owned four of them (iPhones) over the years. One just completely broke (it didn't mind a glass of beer or a glass of water from time to time). One got stolen. And one I gave to a friend who had never owned a smartphone before (he loves it). My current phone is an iPhone 6S.

My point is, I've never bought any of those phones 'brand new.' My first iPhone was a 3GS, which cost just $200 from a pawn shop. Mind you the pawn shop across the road was selling the exact same model for $600, second hand.

I can control which Apps have access to the Internet, and those that cannot. I have control over that on my current iPhone, and I really like that.

I have owned a couple of Android phones, but they always seem to be a bit shitty performance wise.

I do imagine the day I'll stop using Apple phones, and I'd very much like it to be soon.

I wouldn't mind the latest Samsung phone, but I've been put off by the 'battery explosion' news.

Be kind, and Peace to Syria!

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AI military upstart attacked by Russian malware, Twitter fires up TensorFlow, and more

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Goodbye IBM

IBM completely screwed up with the Australian Census, for which they were fined more than $30M for.

IBM are no longer reliable.

I suggest/predict that within two years, IBM will no longer be relevant in the IT world.

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God Exists?

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Re: the wrong way around....

Thank you, pɹɐʍoÉ” snoɯʎuouÉ.

I understand what you said, and I very much appreciate it.

Religion is a belief and nothing more.

Who's the next greatest mathematician?

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God Exists?

Howdy,

I was once a 'born again' Christian.

A violent act occurred one night that changed my belief.

From that moment on, I did not believe in God or Christ.

(sounds stupid, but true)

Since then, I've been pretty much what one describes as 'agnostic.'

What freaks me out now though, is that the Universe and everything in it can be mathematically explained. Which sort of suggests there is 'design.'

I'm having a hard time getting my head around it all.

What do you think?

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Businesses brace themselves for a kicking as GDPR blows in

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Re: and ....

That annoys the hell out of me too!

My ISP called me on my mobile, which I answered with my first name. I was then asked my e-mail address and home address.

No!

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No new 3PAR weirdness found behind crashes at Australian Tax office

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Devil

Access Secret Document

Just wondering, if the document is secret, how do you intend to access it?

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LG chairman Koo Bon-moo dies, aged 73

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@Youngone

That's what I recall too. Goldstar had the worst reputation for shoddy electronics.

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Windows USB-stick-of-death, router bugs resurrected, and more

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Re: Oh, that's one I recognise

I dunno... I use 8.1 on a desktop machine, and it so far hasn't had a problem.

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Re: I am surprised at TP-LINK being vulnerable

You say "medal," I say "mental."

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ISO blocks NSA's latest IoT encryption systems amid murky tales of backdoors and bullying

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Coffee/keyboard

Trust? Who?

This is a very concerning news article!

We/everything need(s) strong encryption that can be relied upon (trusted).

Who do we trust to design the next generation of encryption for IoT?

The Ruskies?

I suggest we kidnap some smart people from North Korea to design and code the new standards! :)

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The first rule of maths class: Don't start a fight club

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Coat

Re: FFS

Upvoted.

I got into quite a lot of trouble at school too! I was also quite a disturbed child... but things get worse when the deputy headmaster literally jumps off his desk, with cane in hand, to punish you.

Not saying your child is disturbed... just not everything is always as it seems (especially when it is _your_ child).

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Google wants to gobble up Nokia's airborne broadband biz – reports

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Nokia

As a company, they have been around for a long time, and I'm pretty certain they know what they're doing.

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Co-op says IT upgrade project going swell since axing IBM

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Boffin

IBM?

Didn't they used to make computers? And did I hear something about them designing concentration camps?

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a terrible leak of drone buyers' data

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Devil

Who Is In Charge?

There doesn't appear to be anyone in charge anywhere in the world who is going to do anything about any of this. And it'll just keep on happening.

Breaches of this nature should be a death blow to the whole business/corporation/government that held personal data on individuals and one way or another made it/had it accessed without authorisation.

Next we'll hear is all BIG_BANK Australia customers have had all their personal information accessed and used without their authorisation!

Some seriously big penalties need to be handed out (so I can earn more per hour) to encourage tighter security (yeah, right).

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As Zuck apologizes again... Facebook admits 'most' of its 2bn+ users may have had public profiles slurped by bots

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Mushroom

FaceBook?!

Look! Seriously! The only bloody FaceBook I know is in the bloody headlines all the time! Stop it, and it'll go away. Please. With cherries on top. Cream too. Honest!

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Facebook’s in real trouble now: Australia’s opened a probe

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Coat

Also Note

Note that the IPC website does not collect any personal information.

:P

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Wi-Fi Alliance allegedly axed army reservist for being called up. Now the Empire strikes back

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Paris Hilton

Not Paying Attention

Clearly someone in HR wasn’t paying attention at the Wiffy Alliance.

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MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF CARS: SpaceX parks a Tesla in orbit (just don't mention the barge)

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Re: Awesome!

Agree! It was awesome to watch the live feed!

I had goosebumps and hair raised on my arms and legs, fingers crossed 30 seconds before launch!

Then watching those two rockets land simultaneously, side by side made my jaw whack the ground! Bloody awesome!

As Meatloaf cries, “two out of three ain’t bad.”

:D

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We translated Intel's crap attempt to spin its way out of CPU security bug PR nightmare

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Re: Old is new again?

@Muscleguy

My thoughts exactly!

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Australia's future technology headlines … for 2019!

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No More NBN

Eighth Genereation mobile phone technology will surpass even the best NBN speeds, making the mess that the NBN is, obsolete!

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No More Aliens

I predict all off-world Aliens will leave this planet.

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Give 1,000 monkeys typewriters, they'll write Shakespeare. Give them robot arms, and wait – they actually did that?

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WTF?

Photographs!

It didn't happen, otherwise!

:)

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Linus Torvalds 'sorry' for swearing, blames popularity of Linux itself

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Alert

My Thoughts...

Linus is a Head short of a Phallus.

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Coinhive hacked via old password to move manic miners' Monero into miscreants' pockets

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Meh

Fortunately...

I just added all those "coin hive" type sites to my hosts file...

See here.

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Australian government launches review of .au domain

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Devil

So...

Abandon the .au domain.

Two can play at this game :)

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Do fear the Reaper: Huge army of webcams, routers raised from 'one million' hacked orgs

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Devil

Pfft!

Mine is made by Huawei :P

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WPA2 KRACK attack smacks Wi-Fi security: Fundamental crypto crapto

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Happy

I'm looking forward to all the extra contract work I'll get fixing this mess up :)

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Westpac brings authentication system in-house, binning IBM

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Mushroom

Not Trying To Be Funny Or Anything...

But IBM have truly blown it with Australia - the _citizens_ have no confidence in them, so nor should the businesses that serve the _citizens_!

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Samsung's bantam SSD makes WD's 'passport' drive look passé

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Happy

Re: Deflation

@RosslynDad

"OK, I'll bite."

Hehe... In the late 80s, I worked (read, apprentice) for a pre-press (printing) company. When the company upgraded from analogue equipment to digital, the roof had to be taken off the building, and the new digital equipment lowered in with a crane (Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney -AU).

No idea about the cost.

:)

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Disgraced US Secret Service agent coughs to second Bitcoin heist

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Coat

(I probably missed one word in the article to provoke this question...)

BTC does not appear to be legal currency in the US (a quick search tells me that). How is it one can be done for money laundering? Or is this one for highly paid lawyers to answer? :)

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US military spies: We'll capture enemy malware, tweak it, lob it right back at our adversaries

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Holmes

I Can Just Imagine...

When they find malware written by one of their own agencies...

"Hey! Let's teach those pricks at the FBI who's boss!"

'round, 'n 'round, 'n 'round...

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Google bins white supremacist site after it tries to host-hop away from GoDaddy

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Devil

Since When...

Since when did Google stop being your friend?

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OpenAI bot bursts into the ring, humiliates top Dota 2 pro gamer in 'scary' one-on-one bout

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Coat

Transcendence

For the second time, I've just finished watching the movie *Transcendence (first time 2015).

I'm sure it has freaked me out a lot more this time around!

*Hey! Just because you go and watch the movie after seeing this post, it doesn't mean you can blame me for the horrible acting!

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Kremlin's hackers 'wield stolen NSA exploit to spy on hotel guests in Europe, Mid East'

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Alert

Oh, and SOHO firewalls.

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Your top five dreadful people the Google manifesto has pulled out of the woodwork

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Re: "shaming dissenters into silence"

@Version 1.0

"At least James Damore got everyone talking about it..."

Nice post.

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Joke

Re: Assuming They Don't Post Anonymously

@el kabong

Man (woman)! I'm offended by your excessive use of the word "downvoting!"

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Marcus Hutchins free for now as infosec world rallies around suspected banking malware dev

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Black Helicopters

Hey! What's The Bet...?

What's the bet no U.S. law enforcement or three letter agency will arrest anyone in connection with any of the Wanna'Sploits!!!?

No way! It leads back to the NSA. Everyone knows it.

Everyone the world over knows the NSA harvested those exploits, and that it was the NSA who were ultimately responsible for, well, _not_ securing the code they wrote to take advantage of them!

Who the fuck is gonna arrest them for writing malicious code that took down big networks like the NHS in the UK? WHO?

[phew! chest. off.]

(oh FFS, Chrome is blocking me from inserting a URL)

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Commonwealth Bank: Buggy software made us miss money laundering

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If the law prevails, they should be fined out of existence.

If politics are involved, they'll just get a slap on the wrist.

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WannaCry kill-switch hero Marcus Hutchins collared by FBI on way home from DEF CON

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Black Helicopters

Excuse Me...

I just need to chuck on my tin foil hat for a few moments...

What was the killswitch domain for Stuxnet?

:)

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Brit voucher biz's signup page blabbed families' details via URL tweak

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Joke

Arrest Those Bloody Do-gooders!

Why the hell didn't Kids Pass call the police and have them arrested???

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Don't mind if I do, says Nokia, taking a €1.7bn chomp out of Apple

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Joke

@kmac499

Something about colour in a software defined interactive button...

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'SambaCry' malware scum return with a Windows encore

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Devil

Re: Someone, Please...

Windows: Alt+F4

Chrome: Crtl+F4

OSX: CMD+Q

*Nix: (no instructions needed. *nix users know everything)

:D

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Details of 400,000 loan applicants spilled in UniCredit bank breach

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Mushroom

Err, yeah. Good point. Women can do no wrong.

:)

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Fan of FBI cosplay? Enjoy freaking out your neighbors? Have we got the eBay auction for you

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Happy

Mmmmmmmmmm...

Wardriving.

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Foxtel choked on 65,000 new sign-ups to watch Game of Thrones

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Happy

What's The Term...?

(dons tin-foil hat)

'Net Neutrality'

That's it!

Were Optus customers the worst affected?

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All your bass are belong to us: Soundcloud fans raid site for music amid fears of total collapse

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Who?

SoundCloud?

Sure I've heard the name.

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