Website security fails

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it online security rant stupidity technology

I’m amazed that in the year 2012 we still have obvious and glaring bad practises relating to security of information, particularly personal information when it comes to websites and other online systems. No wonder identity theft is such a growing area of concern.  A large Telco I signed up with just sent me my first bill via email. All the details of my account and all the phone calls I had made were included in a PDF attachment to the email. This company has a secure website that allows you to…

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Gerry Harvey - Things Bogans Like

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bogans harvey norman humour idiocracy rant

So I’ve been itching to write a post about the absurd media campaign Gerry Harvey has been waging against online retailers – wanting the government to scrap the $1,000 limit before GST is imposed for offshore purchases and his crazy threat to set up an online store operating out of China. Today however the excellent blog Things Bogans Like has beaten me to it, and probably in much better style – I doubt I would have used giant vampire squid in my rant! Bravo lads and lassies.…

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Android 2.1 for HTC Hero – will it ever happen?

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android htc mobile phones rant whinge

I bought an HTC Hero (GSM) early November 2009. I love the phone, it’s been good to me. But now it’s getting frustrating that I’m stuck on version 1.5 of the Android OS when phones are being released with 2.1. One of the reasons that I bought an Android based phone was that I figured that I’d get more regular updates than a Windows phone (with their releases coming out very few years). While I’ve only been waiting 7 months… the frustration comes from the fact that there seems to be no firm relea…

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An open letter to Continental

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big issue change consumer activisim rant

Dear Continental,pastabaconcarbonara85g" title="pack_pasta_bacon_carbonara_85g" /> I’m a long-time-eater, first time ranter about your Pasta and Sauce product range. I am was a huge fan of your Creamy Bacon Carbonara pasta and sauce product. But you’ve gone and changed it, and you’ve changed it for the worse. Why oh why?! The change to the pasta to ‘new twista’ pasta was wrong and you’ve somehow messed with the taste so it’s now very bland. And why do I have to buy a pack that is 50% larger? I d…

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“It was like a war zone”

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humour rant

In the Sun Herald recently (7th Feb 2010) there was an article about the disruption being caused to schools around the country as construction is undertaken as part of the Government’s economic stimulus plan. Schools are getting new halls and other capital works done. A quote from a parent of one of the pupils of Double Bay Public School struck a chord with me. A bad chord. ”We now have a war zone in the middle of the school with cranes and pile drivers, which are an unfortunate but necessary…

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