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rino's Avatar Picture rino – December 11, 2007 09:54AM Reply Quote
Generally miffed at something? Let the world know.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/11/2007 09:54AM by rino.

ARL (Moderator) – July 19, 2018 08:11PM Reply Quote
Apple's new magic keyboards. My old extended keyboard died so I had to get a new one.

After attempting to cope with a cheap wired Microsoft keyboard, I caved in and shelled out for a new wireless extended "magic keyboard". I didn't realise the magic part referred to you wouldn't get full functionality (including bluetooth pairing) unless you upgrade to Sierra.

WTF? It's just a keyboard FFS...

ARL (Moderator) – November 22, 2018 09:44PM Reply Quote


First milkshake for having the silly geo-block policy in the first place.

The 2nd milkshake will be for when (as I suspect) they put the geo-block back up after the Black Friday sales...

tliet – December 27, 2018 01:02AM Reply Quote
Chrome, which I used to like as my first choice browser until I ran into this issue: https://discourse.pi-hole.net/t/disable-async-dns-resolver-in-google-chrome/9500

Saw (only!) Google ads on websites in Chrome where Safari and Firefox showed none. I've now removed Chrome from my Macs and switched over to Firefox full time. It's been at least 6 years since I last used Firefox full time and it's been great so far. It quite literally flies on my 2013 MacBook Air.

El Jeffe – December 27, 2018 05:06AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Good. I've never let Chrome touch my Macs.

ARL (Moderator) – January 01, 2019 07:21AM Reply Quote
Firefox is my main browser but I do have to use Chrome on certain sites Firefox simply barfs on...

I don’t know if it’s bad markup, Firefox, or “Chrome is the new IE6” syndrome (when IE6 was the standard, not the nuisance)

Safari is the most likely to barf on a site in my experience...

ddt – January 19, 2019 11:04AM Reply Quote
It's hard not to want to burn capitalism down when reading things like this: https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/01/family-behind-oxycontin-called-addicts-criminals-while-pushing-pills/


tliet – January 19, 2019 11:38AM Reply Quote
Heh, came here exactly to point to the same article. But hey, regulation is for commies right? The market knows best.

ddt – January 19, 2019 03:05PM Reply Quote
Hey, we don't need that kind of smug sarcasm from you socialist Scandinavians! (I know, but the 'Murican who'd say that has no idea about Scandinavia.)


tliet – January 19, 2019 03:41PM Reply Quote
What do you mean, Denmark is not the capital of Amsterdam?

ddt – January 19, 2019 03:46PM Reply Quote
Haven't the Dutch always been at war with the Netherlanders?

(23andme says I/m 0.7& Netherlander.)


El Jeffe – January 19, 2019 08:13PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I hate that their name besmirches my alma mater. Purdue.

Cloudscout – January 28, 2019 08:13PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
FaceTime is, apparently, the perfect tool for spying on anybody.


ARL (Moderator) – January 28, 2019 08:52PM Reply Quote
FFS Apple...

Facetime now off on all devices...

tliet – January 29, 2019 03:34PM Reply Quote
It's a pretty stupid bug, but it can no longer be exploited. The question remains however, how long it remained undetected.

El Jeffe – January 29, 2019 04:04PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
regular old landlines could hear room noises before and in between the rings. We used to show/prove this when we were kids. Yell words, pick up.. "What'd I say?"... yup, you can hear.

Roger – January 29, 2019 04:29PM Reply Quote
The question remains however, how long it remained undetected.

Group FaceTime was introduced in iOS 12.1 last October 30, so I'm betting the answer is three months.

tliet – January 29, 2019 04:40PM Reply Quote
OK, but when was it first found (and exploited)? And could the victim not notice that he or she was taking part in a Facetime call? Or at least see that there was a missed call?

Roger – January 29, 2019 04:43PM Reply Quote
Obviously I don't know the answer to the first question. The second and third are documented in the reporting on the bug — the vulnerability is while the call is ringing on the target phone, so yes, the target sees the incoming call and the missed call, the problem is that they were already being seen/heard while it was ringing. It seems unlikely that this was exploited to much real effect by anyone but it's certainly possible.

ARL (Moderator) – March 11, 2019 11:30PM Reply Quote
Copyright, geoblocking, and the whole content merry-go-round game played by the big streaming providers:


I'm so sick of having to play favourite show "whack-a-mole" with streaming services - doubly so with the "half as much, twice as shitty" Australia tax...

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/11/2019 11:31PM by ARL.

ARL (Moderator) – April 03, 2019 09:21PM Reply Quote
Apple and Nuance:


I have no decent voice recognition options with Mojave now. Dragon version 4 (I can't even buy version 5 or 6), the version I have, is only compatible with El Capitan or earlier...

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