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#215322 22-Jun-2017 01:24
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My internet connected smart-fridge has been owned by the latest ransomware.

 

They've only gone and encrypted my yogurt.

 

What can I do?

 

:)

 

 


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  #1804958 22-Jun-2017 06:23
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Use the antivirus microwave to zap it.

 

But make sure you patch the yoghurt with Dettol sticker beforehand, and only open it in the Sandbox at your nearest kindy.





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  #1804962 22-Jun-2017 07:12
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Put the yoghurt in the microwave with 4 eggs for 3 minutes.


 
 
 
 


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  #1804972 22-Jun-2017 07:50
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A sad story we hear all the time!

 

Your yogurt is probably unrecoverable, and will never taste the same again.

 

The only real option is to uninstall all items. Reboot the fridge.Then reinstall fresh.

 

I only hope you have a backup yogurt in the beer fridge downstairs!

 

Learn from this experience , and do what the Geekzone community constantly advise... Backup Backup Backup! (Preferably have one yogurt off-site in a mates fridge).


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  #1804979 22-Jun-2017 08:34
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Hiamie:

 

A sad story we hear all the time!

 

Your yogurt is probably unrecoverable, and will never taste the same again.

 

The only real option is to uninstall all items. Reboot the fridge.Then reinstall fresh.

 

I only hope you have a backup yogurt in the beer fridge downstairs!

 

Learn from this experience , and do what the Geekzone community constantly advise... Backup Backup Backup! (Preferably have one yogurt off-site in a mates fridge).

 

 

 

 

A colleague of mine was storing some strawberry yogurt off og her premises for safe keeping (At my office fridge) and unfortunately it fell on my chest when i opened the fridge and went everywhere. Your yogurt is NOT safe even offsite, You need backups of backups and you need the backup of the backup to be offsite. I'd hate to think of the mess if your yogurt fell from out of the cloud.. Don't put it there. 


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  #1804999 22-Jun-2017 09:03
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I keep a backup yogurt in my car's glovebox. Is this a safe place or do you recommend storing it elsewhere?


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  #1805001 22-Jun-2017 09:08
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TimA:

 

I'd hate to think of the mess if your yogurt fell from out of the cloud.. Don't put it there. 

 

 

I couldn't agree more with TimA - The cloud is really only suitable for storing smaller items, like sauces or individual vegetables etc that you really don't want to lose!

 

Putting a yogurt in the cloud... now that's just being silly!

 

It would take forever to upload a whole yogurt to the cloud! You have to be sensible.


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  #1805005 22-Jun-2017 09:11
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Really, the only answer to this is to store your yoghurt in the Cloud.

 

I also have an archive of yoghurt at Pak'n'Save, and THEY BACK IT UP FOR YOU!!!! Be aware though that this is a shared resource, so in the event of a widespread yoghurt loss, you may need to get there quickly to ensure access. Best of all, Pak'n'Save have a per-use charging model, so there's no monthly fees.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1805129 22-Jun-2017 13:04
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I've got to a point now where i only backup my bottled water to the cloud - experienced ongoing dropouts with anything else. 


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  #1805168 22-Jun-2017 13:56
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I'm happy to store your yoghurt in my Nuclear Reactor out the back of Hamilton. The scammers think Nuclear power is unsafe, so they won't touch it there. https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=215330




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  #1805341 22-Jun-2017 17:47
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You need to follow the 3-2-1 yogurt rule.

 

Always have three different pottles of yogurt, in two different types of container, with one stored offsite.

 

Otherwise, you are just begging for trouble, and will eventually get (ahem) your just desserts.


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  #1805371 22-Jun-2017 19:02
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You guys! I've been feeling a bit down today, but this has made me smile :) see the smile.





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  #1805392 22-Jun-2017 19:57
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Love it. Nothing like a good dose of madness.


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  #1805488 23-Jun-2017 08:42
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But why do you keep stores of yoghurt in your fridge at all, surely streaming is the way forward to avoid these types of disasters. You aren't simply confined to one type of stream, you can have multiple providers all streaming whatever flavour you like. No risk of yoghurt loss


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  #1805504 23-Jun-2017 09:31
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sen8or:

 

But why do you keep stores of yoghurt in your fridge at all, surely streaming is the way forward to avoid these types of disasters. You aren't simply confined to one type of stream, you can have multiple providers all streaming whatever flavour you like. No risk of yoghurt loss

 

 

I usually find that streaming yoghurt filters out the chunks of fruit, and bits of sodden fruit fall out thru the bottom of the ventilation holes in the TV.

 

I was initially blaming the cat for leaving sneaky deposits behind the TV, but after I stuck my finger in the goop and had a good sniff, I confirmed it was in fact fruit, and not the cat leaving deposits.

 

 





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  #1805512 23-Jun-2017 09:58
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I made the mistake of streaming yoghurt to my lunchbox. Now its full, but I can't stop it. Help!

 

 


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