* Posts by Danger Mouth

13 posts • joined 17 Mar 2017

Not cool, man: Dixons spanked over discount on luxury 'smart' fridge with wildly fluctuating price

Danger Mouth

Ultra HD Fridge

But a 4K fridge is so much better than a 1080p fridge. The chilled water comes out soooo much clearer.

Error pop-up? Don't worry, let's just get this migration done... BTW it's my day off tomorrow

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Project Planning

I've had holidays booked in months where nothing was planned to go live you can pretty much guarantee the dates will slip, slide and meander to the dates I've booked off. The only way to plan a holiday and guarantee not to be in a go live where I work is to book it for the original planned release date.

TSB goes TITSUP: Total Inability To Surprise Users, Probably

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Re: banks should charge fees like any other business

Every month I lend my salary and savings to a bank. They then use that money to lend to someone else making a lot of money in the process. Charging me for the privilege of lending them money would be taking the Michael.

Four hydrogen + eight caesium clocks = one almost-proven Einstein theory

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Re: This is why science rocks

To quote the Daily Mash:

Scientists have found dangerously low concentrations of homeopathic medicine in tap water...

Half of all Windows 10 users thought: BSOD it, let's get the latest build

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Random Freezing

My home PC updated (an old Dell XPS I7 series 2), gave me some new data siphoning options, which I turned off and then the OS started randomly hanging. Not a nice ctrl+delete recoverable kind of hang, but a mouse pointer works and nothing else kind of hang.

It looks like it's also a known issue with 10.

I guess I have a 10 shun deficit disorder, because I didn't shun the update.

Within Arm's reach: Chip brains that'll make your 'smart' TV a bit smarter

Danger Mouth

Re: 1984

Ummmm. 40 years.

Who wanted a future in which AI can copy your voice and say things you never uttered? Who?!

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Banking security

Haven't the banks decided that your voice is your password?

HSBC and Santander have this in place. If this software can include the biometric markers of the voice, which in principle are just the type of inflections and patterns already being replicated, then surely this authentication method is now broken.

Mm, sacrilicious: Greggs advent calendar features sausage roll in a manger

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I took the window of opportunity

Is this based on the Greggorian Calendar?

Jupiter flashes pulsating southern pole, boffins understandably baffled

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Can you get from 'dog' to 'car' with one pixel? Japanese AI boffins can

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Looking at it from the other end...

Your self driving car uses a camera. A pixel, or few on the sensor die over time and suddenly the "no entry" sign becomes a "national speed limit applies" sign to the AI.

Say Hello to my little friend: Nest blasts IoT world with doorbell, home security gear

Danger Mouth

Just what the world needs ...

Doorbell as a Service.

For just £60 a year...


UK not as keen on mobile wallets as mainland Europe and US

Danger Mouth

Trading security for convenience

Making something convenient usually means giving up some security. In this case, we've traded the any form of authentication for the convenience of paying up to £30 10 seconds quicker.

I recall issues where M&S were reading chips/cards of nearby people, rather than the actual customer and there was the POC where someone wandered around a railway station with a bag containing a battery powered card reader and harvested hundreds of pounds in minutes.

This is a dumb concept, on the lines of the automatic door release on cars if an impact was sensed on the bumper. Kick the bumper and you can burgle the car in less than 10 seconds.

Spammy Google Home spouts audio ads without warning – now throw yours in the trash

Danger Mouth
Big Brother

Not an ad, they say.... but an invitation to be a guest and share.

Share and Enjoy

Share and Enjoy

Journey through life

With a plastic boy

Or Girl by your side

Let your pal be your guide

And when it breaks down

Or starts to annoy

Or grinds when it moves

And gives you no joy

Cos it's eaten your hat

Or had sex with your cat

Bled oil on your floor

Or ripped off your door

You get to the point

You can't stand any more

Bring it to us, we won't give a fig

We'll tell you, 'Go stick your head in a pig'.

Care of: http://www.hhgproject.org/entries/shareandenjoy.html

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