* Posts by TheGhostDeejay

44 posts • joined 12 Aug 2019

Facebook iOS app silently turns on your phone camera. Ah, relax – it's just a bug, lol!?


The best job in the world

Facebook - Vice President of Integrity

Getting paid X amount of pounds and being expected to do nowt? Oy facebook gizza job.


Apple's credit card caper probed over sexism claims – after women screwed over on limits


Re: Rich Bitch

@ a/c



Rich Bitch

Sounds like a spoilt rich bitch not getting her own way and having a "I'll sream and scream and scream" moment until she does.

How the horror of her husband getting a higher credit score than her must have "traumatised"her. I am surprised she hasn't lawyered up.

And what is the point of a millionaire having a credit Card in the first place? Especially if you pay it off each month? Why not just use a debit card? Or are those for the sub millionaires?

Talk about Hyacinth Buckett…


Teachers: Make your pupils' parents buy them an iPad to use at school. Oh and did you pack sunglasses for the Apple-funded jolly?



When my son started at university he asked me if I would het him a new Macbook as his was a few years old. So I did. Was that a mistake. It turned out that he needed windows. Nowhere was that small fact mentioned be before he started his course.

So I bought a copy of bloody windows and used Parallels to install it. It seems his lecturer was not pleased and started to give my son a, er, lecture about rules. I would have loved to seen his face when my son started windows up. Seems he must have forgotten who pays his wages. Effectively my son. A fact I took great pleasure in reminding him of a few weeks later on some open night do.


Heads up from Internet of S*!# land: Best Buy's Insignia 'smart' home gear will become very dumb this Wednesday


Re: We shouldn't have skipped the time when it was the Intranet of Things

@ Charles 9

Don't you think you are being a little harsh? After all if it wasn't for "Joe Stupid" there may not be any need for an IT. department.

My son, who sometimes has problems with his computer, once said to me "Why have I paid good money for a computer and it is forever needing this patch, that patch, software that always needs yet another download to fix bugs" and so on. He wanted to know why they sell the stuff if it is broken enough to need patching as soon as it is installed. He also would think a Raspberry Pi is to eat. He is not interested in how computers/software works, he just expects it to work.

He, I suspect, is one of the "Joe Stupids " to you. I also suspect that he has a point.


Tech and mobile companies want to monetise your data ... but are scared of GDPR


(U.K) A.S.A. having a go

Sorry, I forgot to leave this link. Why are they called "influencers"? Will someone tell them it's just a posh word for "advertisers"


Cheers… Ishy


The sad thing

is that these advertisers will never realise they have brought it all on themselves.

And I used to think flashing banner ads were bad.

Cheers… Ishy

Boffins hand in their homework on Voyager 2's first readings from beyond Solar System


Re: Gravity...

I read this comment. I really did. But I totally failed to parse the words.

The only meaning I have managed to get from your post is… Its 9.07a.m. And have poured myself a Voddy. To take my brain hurt away

Cheers… Ishy

OneCoin lawyer trial kicks off in NY as cryptocurrency founder remains on the lam


Re: Incorrect Reporting


Pyramid scheme, Ponzi theme, Multi level marketing.

They are all the same. They all involve getting desperate people to hand over money and "recruit further investors"

They also have the same flaw.

Sooner or later they run out of people to "recruit"

End result? The people on the top few rungs make money. The rest lose money. And the friends they recruited. Or am I wrong?

Cheers… Ishy

In a world of infosec rockstars, shutting down sexual harassment is hard work for victims


I wanted to say

so much about this post, but it would have turned into a book. A pointless book because I cannot think of an answer to this awful situation.

I have tried to imagine the fear and pain that the victims must go through. I have failed. All I have managed to come up with is that something must be done. I cannot remember saying anything so pathetically useless in my life

My heart goes out to the victims. (Though fat lot of good that will do them)


Infosys tells Indian stock exchange: We haven't seen any evidence yet for whistleblower claims


Ernst & Young?

Well that's a good choice.

I am sure I read somewhere that they had been up to some fairly dubious practice themselves

Cheers… Ishy

Samsung sadly sings of memory, all alone in the moonlight, as downturn slashes profits by 56%


Re: Stockpiling and losses


You forgot to apostrophise the word "coz"

That is all.

Cheers… Ishy

Not just adhesive, but alcohol-resistant adhesive: Well done, Apple. Airpods Pro repairability is a zero



I agree that all earphones of this type should at least have replaceable batteries.

But how many people whilst whingeing about these pod things, will happily buy watches and 'phones of ANY brand that also don't have replaceable batteries?

At th end of the day it is our fault as consumers, I include myself here, for buying the damned things instead of refusing to buy until they have, for example replaceable batteries.

Cheers… Ishy

Cubans launching sonic attacks on US embassy? Not what we're hearing, say medical boffins


I have no idea

As to whether this was a real thing or not.

But whatever caused this problem, at least it wasn't caused by those never to be damned enough vuvuzelas, or please God no, bagpipes. I used to live next door to a really nice couple. Who liked to play bagpipe music LOUD. On the other hand, maybe that was preferable to the awful noise that my son likes to listen to, also loud!

Cheers… Ishy

A stranger's TV went on spending spree with my Amazon account – and web giant did nothing about it for months



Why does not everyone use a prepaid debit card for on line purchasing/subscriptions.

Using one of those (I use Pockit or however the hell they spell it) which means if my account gets hacked, apart from the cash on it, they cannot use it for anything else.

I am seriously amazed that people link their credit or debit cards to any online thing.

Cheers… Ishy


Re: There seems to be something wrong here

@the down voters.

As I expected you have all totally missed my point. And I thought "Techies" are supposed to be clever. Thank fully I use a Macs for my business. (You may have listened to my mixes in certain clubs. There is a reason I am a ghost deejay). Which means I don't need a techie. More downvote oblivion by the sheeple.

Cheers… Ishy


There seems to be something wrong here

Quote "Thus if someone can get into your account". So how did this someone get into his account?

Actually, I am calling bullshit on this. He is protesting far too much. And as for that bollocks about not closing his account? Am I the only one not buying that? Oh well, Downvote oblivion here I come.

Cheers… Ishy

Cyber-security super-brain Rudy Giuliani forgets password, bricks iPhone, begs Apple Store staff for help


Have just had another thought

Oh do be quiet. I knowI don't think too often except when it comes to thinking about which pub I am going to next.

He is the answer to the encryption "problem". They can stop trying to beak encryption and just do a bit of selective breeding to turn all the new born into "Butt Diallers". Just think, in about 20 years all the sub humans that do the spying will just have to listen. Perfect for them don't you think? And think of the money they can save by not hiring scum to break encryption that we use in order to have a modicum of privacy.


Cheers… Ishy



Well I would imagine the British "government" will be grateful for his faux pas.

He has achieved what I would have thought was impossible and managed to make those numpties look like Mensa material.

Cheers… Ishy

Euro competition chief mulls forcing tech giants to prove their actions aren't harming market




Could not agree with you more Off topic I know and I apologise in advance, but did the E.U. ever manage to get their auditors to sign off on the E.U. accounts?

Cheers… Ishy

Belgian city slurps mobile data to track visitors


Genuinely annoymised?

Really? How quaint if true.

Those people who are affected by this had better hope that whoever is doing this stuff don't decide to take lessons on how to spy on people from my "Government" (U.K) and G.C.H.Q.

Cheers… Ishy

WhatsApp slaps app hacker chaps on the rack for booby-trapped chat: NSO Group accused of illegal hacking by Facebook


Dear "people" at NSO

I use the word "people" very loosely.

How much Mogadon does it take to enable you creatures to sleep at night?

Cheers… Ishy

Now the US DoJ has charged Apple's insider trading lawyer with, er... well, it's embarrassing


Re: The Key, The secret


Totally off topic, but thanks for the earworm.

Cheers… Ishy

The eagle has handed.... scientists a serious text message bill after flying through Iran, Pakistan


Re: Global roaming charges are evil


Oh do fuck off, there's a good chap

Cheers… Ishy

Who's the leakiest of them all? It's the UK's public sector, breach fine analysis reveals


Trust the fucking (what we laughingly refer to as) the government

Quote from article (Despite the fine, the ICO's July review (PDF) showed the British public continue to be significantly more likely to have high trust and confidence (rating 4.5 out of 5) in the NHS, police and national governmental bodies and agencies than in private companies).unquote.

Recently my health fell off a cliff and I had to apply for universal credit. It seems that everything has to be done via a government website.

I suppose that if you have an internet connection that is borderline acceptable.

But when you go onto this website, where you are going to have to enter very sensitive details about your self and your family, you will find at least 5 trackers. 3 from government agencies and 2 others, namely Google analytics and Google tag manager.

I now use a sacrificial computer and after every use, do a clean install from a clean backup. Just to be a bastard.

But how many thousands of people are aware that by using the site their info may be passed onto an ad agency, not to mention what various government departments have access to and use the data.

As someone who has paid into the system since 1970, if anyone from the government reads this, FUCK YOU.

And don't get me started on private companies who always seem to have our security as their biggest priority. You fucking liar bastards.

Trust has to be earned and you cunts have killed it.

Cheers… Ishy

Minigame: Celebrate Firefox 70's release by finding a website with 70+ trackers blocked



At least I think it was called that.

Does anyone else remember the fuss about its use? IIRC they pretty much had to stop using it anywhere except Brazil.

God, they were (the developers) total innocents compared to what we have to put up with now.

I mean, with all the data that they must have on me you would think the adverts that I get would at least be relevant wouldn't you. Still, it's their money that they are wasting so I at least have that satisfaction.

Cheers… Ishy

No one would be so scummy as to scam a charity, right? UK orgs find out the hard way


Re: Churches are even worse

@ Herman

Bet you love telling young children there is no such person as Santa.

Maybe you should remember that you should never take away a persons beliefs as that may be all they have got. Especially when you can't actually prove those beliefs are wrong (or right for that matter)

Cheers… Ishy

Assange fails to delay extradition hearing as date set for February


Attention Whore

Dear Mr Assange.

I don't care about your self imposed prison sentence, But given that you shat all over your friends who put up their money for your bail, I feel I have to ask, just who is paying your legal fees?

Cheers… Ishy

Sod 3G, that can go, but don't rush to turn off 2G, UK still needs it – report



they will have to prise out of my cold dead hands my 18 year old Nokia 3310 (and ,yes, you can still buy batteries for them). It does everything I want and I never have to worry about bullshit notifications e.t.c. And, NO FUCKING ADVERTS

Cheers… Ishy

How does £36m sound, mon CHERI? UK.gov pumps cash into Arm security research


Have I got this right?

The (what we laughingly call) government is spending taxpayers money on a bid to make systems more secure, whilst at the same time calling for laws to weaken encryption?

Will someone please tell me what I am missing here?

Cheers.. Ishy

Well, well, well. Fancy that. UK.gov shelves planned pr0n block


Re: Yay!

@J.R. Hartley

You should know seeing as you can"t even manage to think of an original handle. Or, are you a millennial trying to be ironic?

Cheers… Ishy


Re: No. Parenting is not about relying on devices.

@David Bell

Last time I looked a person can get married at the age of 14 in some parts the United States.

Cheers… Ishy

Tinfoil-hat search engine DuckDuckGo gifts more options, dark theme and other toys for the 0.43%


Re: Study philosophy!


unique means whatever is unique is a one off. So how can you have "even more unique'?

And back on topic, sort of, I still use Dogpile. Fuck the adverts, I just ignore them. Am way too cynical to use "free" blockers. Remember, if it is free, you are the product that is being sold.

Cheers… Ishy

John Lennon says hello. Hello, hello... as Cancom buys Novosco for £70m


John Lennon

Actually sang "hey la hey hello a" Have just listened to the record.

Cheers… Ishy

How bad is Catalina? It's almost Apple Maps bad: MacOS 10.15 pushes Cupertino's low bar for code quality lower still


Re: 10.15 Catastrophe

@Lee Harvey Osmond

"Opening Safari? Hope you bought a book to read"

Huh, that's nothing. I need a book to open Spotify and then bloody War and Peace to read whilst waiting for Spotify search results.

I would dump Apple if there was any alternative. I won't use windows and sadly Linux is out of the question as I can find no Linux software that is at least distant cousins to the 2 absolutely vital programs I need for my business.

Maybe one day.

Cheers… Ishy


Is it just me

or is anyone else wondering whether there may be a connection between Apples' hardware and software problems and the, quite sudden, departure of that pretencious prick Ives? It seems to me that a lot if their problems happened as he got various promotions in the company

Just sayin…

Cheers… Ishy

UK Supreme Court unprorogues Parliament



How I totally agree with you. But I am far more sick of hearing remainers telling me that they are trying to "save" democracy by trying to overturn a democratic vote.

Cheers… ghostdeejay

Trump-China trade war latest: Brave patriot Apple decides to do exact same thing, will still make Mac Pro in US


Re: Tariffs are taxes on consumption

Brexit? For crying out loud, leave Brexit out of this thread.

I am sick to the back teeth of hearing about it.

Get a room and stick to tech on a tech site. You diggin my vibe?

Cheers… ghostdeejay


I get it that you don't like Apple products. Fine that is your choice and I respect that.

Now please tell me. do you also dislike all the other companies that Foxconn build products for?

Just saying'…ghostdeejay

Apple's looking at you, kid: Fanbois froth over AR patent docs for gaze tracking headset


Re: Big brother will know what you like.

@ Paul Johnson 1

It would be cheaper for Apple to employ my partner. Always seems to know which part of a persons body I am looking at. As in, what you looking at his arse for? is it better than mine? (The answer is always, always, no)

Cheers…ghost deejay

Three UK slammed for 'ripping off' loyal mobile customers by £32.4m per year



Been with them for years with no major problems. I have always found the way to a better deal is to tell them to cancel.

My own way of knowing when my contract is about to end, is to use that thing on my 'phone called a calendar. When I start a new contract I spend a minute or so putting the end date into said calendar with a reminder. Sorted.

Then I can do what I do best. Forget about it just like I seem to do with everything else nowadays…

Cheers… Ghost Deejay

HP printer small print says kit phones home data on whatever you print – and then some


New printer

So, I have just decided on the new printer I am going to buy.

Yes, it was going to be a Pagewide.

Not now it isn't. But I am now wondering if all manufacturers do the same.

Perhaps I will go back to the old way and dump what I want to print onto a thumb drive and then plug it into a computer and printer that is not connected to the internet. Though I have no doubt that the "slurps" will have thought about that, and said printer will stop working after X period of time, because it has not been able to "phone home"

Is there anything in the computer and peripherals that can be trusted?

Cheers… Ishy

Bus pass or bus ass? Hackers peeved about public transport claim to have reverse engineered ticket app for free rides

Thumb Up

Re: Why have the Plod become involved?


Upvoted for the Sparks reference.

Cheers… Ishy

Bit of a time-saver: LibreOffice emits 6.3 with new features, loading and UI boosts


For Fucks Sake

The software is FREE.

So shut the fuck up complaining. If you do not like it, either write some thing better or buy something better.

Cheers… Ishy


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