Friday, May 17, 2019

It definitely is...

from here

It seems like an incredibly stupid trick, but I guess it follows the same logic we've seen before - the people who can tell it's a scam think it's so obvious that there's no need to do anything about it and that leaves the scammer free to exploit the people who don't know it's a scam. 

However, if someone is claiming to be part of some official agency and demanding you pay them with gift cards or else then that is definitely a scam.

What not to wear to the airport

found on Oddity Mall

It appears that this was at one point in time an actual product you could buy. Maybe you still can somewhere, but the product page Oddity Mall was pointing to seems to no longer exist - probably for good reason, because a shirt like that can get you shot.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

No, YOU'RE pronouncing it wrong

from here

The thing about naming something using emojis is that there's no established way to actually say the name, which is kind of important if you want to talk about it. (Who talks anymore? Haven't you heard of texting?)

The site https://thrangrycat.com/ (because vulnerabilities require custom domains now) suggests Thrangrycat as a way to enunciate the name represented by three angry cat emojis (😾😾😾), but Three Tard rolls off the tongue better (and the angry cat emoji looks suspiciously like Grumpy Cat aka Tardar Sauce)

My Little Spy: Surveillance Is Magic

found on Memebase

How early are we training kids to accept being spied on?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Operating System of the Living Dead

from here

Now, I'm not saying they shouldn't have released a patch for XP. If they think XP needs a patch then by all means patch away. All I'm saying is they should pick a position - either the OS is dead or it isn't. Don't pretend you don't support it if you're going to continue releasing patches for it.

Mean Hints

found on Failblog

If there can be mean tweets, why not mean password hints?

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Who updates the updates?

from here

Crashing ankle monitors seems like a worst case scenario for the people trying to keep criminals in line. It's the kind of thing that might make people rethink the wisdom of applying updates at all.