Posts tagged ‘internet’

October 26, 2013

Wang Wooing Went Wrong

by duncanr

nosexThere’s a story doing the rounds on the internet right now that a cynical auld bugger like me suspects is a load of bollocks

It’s a variation of an old theme – a businessman away from home who engages the services of a call girl, only to find when she turns up at his hotel room that she is his sister

This version of the story is set in China and supposedly involves a man who courted a woman he met online, arranged to meet up in person, only to find when she turned up at his hotel room for a bit of hanky-panky, that she was his daughter-in-law

[Full story here –]

Now it may well be true – in which case, it is a salutary reminder that not everyone we interact with on the internet is who they purport to be – or it may, as I suspect, be a load of shite, in which case it is a salutary reminder not to take anything you read on the internet (including madhatters!) as gospel !

June 10, 2013

Caption this . . .

by duncanr


Pic Source – here

April 10, 2013

Rehtaeh Parsons : Internet Hunt for Rapists

by duncanr

enhanced-buzz-14311-1365540491-8So much I want to say here but I’m supposed to be working right now so just the bare bones and you can follow the link to read the full story

Young Canadian girl was raped by 4 ‘men’ when she was 15yr old. For the past 2 yrs she has been harrassed and bullied because of photos of the rape posted online by her attackers. She has now committed suicide The RCMP has not charged anyone over her rape, citing lack of evidence.

Full story here –

April 9, 2013

What is Bitcoin?

by duncanr

Bitcoin is a word I’ve heard a lot off in the last few days. It’s a digital currency apparently – I’ve grasped that much at least – but beyond that, I’m totally lost

I listened to the two young guys behind bitcoin answering questions on an early morning radio show in the UK and was left

a. no wiser than I was at the start of the interview
b. thinking what a pair of useless wankers – neither of them seemingly capable of explaining what a paper bag is nevermind bitcoin

So I thought this video might make a better job of explaining to me what a bitcoin is, how it’s value is determined, and how it is used in everyday financial transactions in the real as opposed to gaming world

Hhmm, after watching the video, I’ve still got unanswered questions. I guess it’s just me then that’s stupid !

October 20, 2012

Where the Internet Lives

by duncanr

Our server at work fell over twice last week and we all sat round twiddling out thumbs while we waited for our IT guy to get it up and running again – brought home how dependant we are on computers for the business to function.

Also made me wonder how the big guys like Google ensure their business isn’t affected by servers falling over

September 25, 2012

Be Vigilant

by duncanr
July 6, 2012

Internet Doomsday Looms

by duncanr

In November last year, the FBI closed down servers belonging to a criminal gang. The gang had infected millions of computers worldwide with malicious software that redirected internet traffic from these computers to the gangs own servers

Before closing down the gang’s servers, the FBI set up their own temporary servers to allow PC owners continued access to the internet while the Alureon malware was removed from their machines.

Those temporary servers are . . .

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June 7, 2012

The Internet : There and Back Again

by duncanr

How the Internet works . . .

January 15, 2012

Too Much Internet Damages Brain

by duncanr

Don’t want to worry you folks but some Japanese researchers seem to think they have evidence that too much time spent on the internet can cause structural brain damage (

Course it was only a small sample but . . . .

Well, just saying !

July 20, 2011

Mikko Hypponen: Fighting viruses, defending the net

by duncanr

Another entertaining and informative Ted Talk