* Posts by XSV1

28 posts • joined 15 Apr 2016

Go, go, Gadgets Boy! 'Influencer' testing 5G for Vodafone finds it to be slower than 4G


re: PR, marketing, hype,

PR, marketing, hype

Absolutely... marketing shite... the latest buzz word for the unwashed masses.

Fake broadband ISP support scammers accidentally cough up IP address to Deadpool in card phish gone wrong

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Re: Dirty Scammers

A mate of mine kept the scammers going for half an hour. At the end of the process he told the scammer that a message had popped up on the screen. He asked the scammer if he had a pen and paper to write down the message.

He then spelled out the alleged message, “c u n t”.

“Now what does that spell?” he asked, “because that is what you are if you think that I am dumb enough to fall for your scam.”

Smartphones gateway drug to the Antichrist, says leader of Russian Orthodox Church


Thank God...

Thank God for Richard Dawkins!

Time for a cracker joke: What's got one ball and buttons in the wrong place?


Re: Smart Arse I.T Cnuts


Naked women cleaning biz smashes patriarchy by introducing naked bloke gardening service


Re: Not gonna trim the hedges in the buff

"And Australia gets a lot of sun, right? I'm worried about too much UV exposure and the skin cancer rates of these poor workers."

The bloke that is undressing in the icon is about to cover himself in sun block SPF 100 which blocks 99% of UVB.

Marriott's Starwood hotels mega-hack: Half a BILLION guests' deets exposed over 4 years


Au revoir Marriott!

Oh bugger. I have stayed in sodding Marriott hotels all around the planet. Their patently crap attitude to security really pisses me off.

No more Marriott hotels for me!

Apple's launch confirms one thing: It's determined to kill off the laptop for iPads


"one of the kids has an MBA"

Q: "How do you know if someone has an MBA?"

A: "They tell you, or in this case the parent tells you."

PS: I have an MBA.

Euro eggheads call it: Facebook political ads do change voters' minds – and they worked rather well for Trump in 2016

Big Brother

Re: Divide and Conquer

You're either with us, or against us


Cambridge Analytica dismantled for good? Nope: It just changed its name to Emerdata


Re: AIG changed their name to 21st Century and continue in business today.

Actually, AIG is still very much in business and is still trading as AIG. See www.aig.com


Tony Blair

> On this scale Tony Blair was virtually on the same end of the scale as Joseph Stalin.

Would that be Tony "Trust me" Blair you are referring to?

Car-crash television: 'Excuse me ma'am, do you speak English?' 'Yes I do,' replies AMD's CEO


Re: Might not look scripted, but they've prearranged the interviews and for how long in advance.

> Might not look scripted, but they've prearranged the interviews and for how long in advance.

Actually you are partially right and wrong. I have worked in outside broadcast at F1. Only certain interviews are lined up. A lot is flown by the seat of the pants.

Half the world warned 'Chinese space station will fall on you'


A tap with a menhir

> Clearly it will land in Northern France as predicted by Vitalstatistix.

A light tap with a menhir will sort out any concussions that may occur.

You had one job, Outlook! Security bug fix stops mail app from forwarding attachments


Ooo... a new feature!

Think of this as a new "feature".

Sorry, psycho bosses, it's not OK to keylog your employees


What if...

I am curious if the court would have given the same ruling if the company had informed its staff that keylogging software had been installed.

But then I suppose the situation wouldn't have arisen because the employee wouldn't have broken the rules he had known that he was being keylogged.

WannaCrypt 'may be the work of North Korea' theory floated


Dear Leader

How does anyone seriously think that "Dear Leader" and his clan are capable any sort of cyber crime. Seriously?

If you bought a dildo in Denver, the government must legally be told


On the subject of dildos

The government is being quite intrusive

QANTAS' air safety spiel warns not to try finding lost phones


KLM / Air France has the same warning on its flights

KLM / Air France has the same warning on its flights.

How much does your kid hate exams? This lad hacked his government to skip them


Job offer

I have an internship position available for the man!

Your mission, should you accept it, is to use cheap VMs before they self-destruct


Re: "And which Google can shut down at any moment of its choosing."

Point conceded


"And which Google can shut down at any moment of its choosing."

Why would anyone want to rent a VM that could disappear at any moment?

Giant Musk-stick test-firing proves a rocket can rise twice


Re: All nice and well, but

Haven't seen Ms Galore in quite a while, but then I am gay which probably explains why.

Behold the ROBOT RECTUM... medics' relief

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Finger pointing

Look, I wouldn't want to point any fingers, but you have to hand it to these guys. For once, there are no arseholes working on the project.

The Sons of Kahn and the Witch of Wookey



Verily I say unto thee, "Thus are we reminded much of the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch".

Ireland's international tech sector bumps up against language barrier


Ek wonder...

Ek wonder hoeveel Ierse mens Mandaryn kan praat?

I am Craig Wright, inventor of Craig Wright


No. I am Albert Einstein and I never said that!

Furious customers tear into 123-reg after firm's mass deletion woes


Re: M-Web

"Normally" users are only responsible for backups of their data, not for the image of their environment.



M-Web Business in South Africa had a similar cockup with their VMWare servers last year. They lost EVERYTHING on the affected servers.They couldn't even roll back because the backups were deleted as well.

North Korea exploits 0-day in Seoul's favourite word processor


Made in (North) Korea

Interesting to notice that the laptop appears to be a Compaq. So much for all the US embargoes.

I have no doubt that the rest of their computer hardware, like the monitor, was all made in N Korea. NOT!

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