11 posts • joined 17 Mar 2017
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.
Re: This is why science rocks
To quote the Daily Mash:
Scientists have found dangerously low concentrations of homeopathic medicine in tap water...
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.
Ummmm. 40 years.
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.
I took the window of opportunity
Is this based on the Greggorian Calendar?
I saw something that looks suspiciously like --------------------------------->
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.
Just what the world needs ...
Doorbell as a Service.
For just £60 a year...
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.
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