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Pixeljammed t1_j5k15my wrote

The story is better than it sounds as well lmao

Fish was hooked up to a tank that could input his movements into a nintendo switch, that was also livestreamed unsupervised

The fish was trying to beat the new pokemon game but it crashed, he then happened to go onto the EShop and add about 4 dollars worth of yen (500) to his owner's account, BUT in the process he exposed the credit card details to ALL of the livestream viewers

What a lad.


Defiant-Peace-493 t1_j5k6uhk wrote

This is why any competent storefront limits the display to last 4 digits.

Well, perhaps not this specifically…


Insufferablelol t1_j5l1cvv wrote

Yeah Nintendo still doesn't understand online stuff.


l4derman t1_j5lef8g wrote

tfw you realize Nintendo is just as bad as every mom who refers to most, if not all, electronics as a "nintendo".


AnimusCorpus t1_j5lxbrq wrote

So funny anecdote. I live in New Zealand.

For whatever reason, back in the 90s, Nintendo products were crazy hard to get. I had to order most of my N64 games from the states and wait 6 months to a year for them to arrive. PS games were a dime a dozen though.

As a result, PlayStation was EVERYWHERE.

This meant every electronic was a "playstation".

I just find it amusing, because it's the exact same phenomenon just a different brand.


9Lives_ t1_j5n6eej wrote

I remember that. PlayStation became synonymous with gaming console the same the word xerox became synonyms with photocopier.

There’s heaps of examples, another one is yo-yo , the corporations HATE it because when brands become integrated into modern day vernacular it fucks with their copyrights and patents.


Kelpsie t1_j5n7b9a wrote

> copyrights and patents

Amusingly, you named the two types of intellectual property that it doesn't mess with. Trademark is the one you wanted. Trademark genericization is the relevant term.


9Lives_ t1_j5n7grk wrote

Lol thanks. You’re right it’s Trademark.


Suicicoo t1_j5nsnml wrote

to be honest, it's a not so far fetched to call a play station a playstation ;)


Here_Forthe_Comment t1_j5ncudz wrote

I think the worst one might be bandaids, but I love hearing more examples


Karkava t1_j5o6v34 wrote

I think Jell-O has been the catch-all term for fruit flavored gelitan products.

The official product name is Lego Bricks, but just about everyone seems to call them Legos. Even if they're a knockoff brand.

Kool-aid is so commonly used, "Drinking the Kool-aid" was used to refer to the Jonestown incident. Even though they used "Flavor-aid" the name.

The internet age also brought in the terms "Google it" and "Photoshopped".


calibraka t1_j5o2hb9 wrote

In Turkey it's ATARI instead. Every game console was called ATARI for a long time.


Karkava t1_j5o7vzl wrote

They seem old-fashioned. Atari hasn't been in the console wars for decades.


Xwayds t1_j5nqwbu wrote

The distributor for the Nes in Turkey was Atari so still to this day people call electronics Atari


Corka t1_j5nuphs wrote

?? I'm also from NZ and grew up with an N64. You could buy N64 games locally for sure, though they were way more expensive than playstation ones. But our N64s were PAL and not compatible with American NTSC cartridges.

My guess is that you probably got a NTSC N64 somehow, and so you HAD to then import them from the US.


AnimusCorpus t1_j5nzkoh wrote

Ah crap, my bad. No I definitely have a PAL N64, it must have been ordering from Europe. I was a kid, I just remember it was coming from very far away and taking absolutely FOREVER to arrive.

For whatever reason, all of the local stores near me stocked an extremely limited range of N64 games.


Corka t1_j5o0h1o wrote

Oh well that was partly because the N64 didn't exactly have the widest range. I think the catalogue was literally one tenth of what was released on ps1. The PAL region was a bit more limited as well. Also for some reason Starfox 64 was called Lylat Wars.

But that's okay, we got Golden Eye.


Defiant-Peace-493 t1_j5m0i22 wrote

The whole computer box is 'the CPU', apparently.

("System unit" is a solid term if you want to exclude peripherals)


peensteen t1_j5lr1km wrote

That shit drove me crazy when I was a kid.


Lenny_Pane t1_j5mznch wrote

I just made a Switch eShop purchase today and I'm 100% sure it only showed last four and expiration. Granted that's still info I wouldn't want streamed


OfLittleToNoValue t1_j5k45ty wrote

The fish was "trying" to beat a game? 🤨


Pixeljammed t1_j5k9xgw wrote

Yeah it's not uncommon now, people hook their fish tanks up to image recognition software and depending on the area it will translate that into nintendo switch inputs

check this out


Bricklayer2021 t1_j5l84rt wrote

I remember watching a video of a fish in a fishtank creating a stock portfolio and it out performed wallstreetbet's meme portfolio.


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AnimusCorpus t1_j5lxofi wrote

Sounds like a job for the open source and piracy communities...

SAAS has been a disaster for consumers.


OfLittleToNoValue t1_j5ka6f5 wrote

Trying ascribes intent and that the fish understands the link between swimming into things and the changes in game state.

This seems more like the room full of monkeys in typewriters.


Pixeljammed t1_j5kbg7q wrote

Yeah it's pretty much random chance but still fucking hilarious


shhh_its_me t1_j5kzqw9 wrote

The fish did beat one of the Pokemon games already took 3500 hours ish. Which is hilarious.


tang0008 t1_j5l92o4 wrote

God i still haven't beaten the first pokemon game and now this fish has


scuac t1_j5ldvtf wrote

But did you spend 3500 hrs on it?


Angdrambor t1_j5l5cj6 wrote

Evidence the game wants you to win lmao


peensteen t1_j5lrk6i wrote

All that they care about is that you buy multiple versions of the same damn game, in every color, gemstone, precious metal, or whatever. Soon, they'll be down to releasing Pokémon Onion/Shallot.


braveabandon t1_j5mru6d wrote

The moms are gonna get in on pokemon now too lol


peensteen t1_j5n5m4b wrote

Moms will jump on this shit when editions are named after moon phases and planetary alignments.


right_there t1_j5oujtd wrote

Not entirely. It got stuck on a boulder puzzle and its human took control and solved it.

I'm the process the fish discovered a previously unknown glitch with that puzzle though!


Sburban_Player t1_j6507qo wrote

It was a lot more common in 2015, after the success of Twitch Plays Pokemon. There was fish plays Pokémon, fish plays final fantasy, and my favorite fish play street fighter.


things_U_choose_2_b t1_j5m659c wrote

It also changed his username to "ROWAWAWAWA¥." This article really lived up to all my expectations.


kz393 t1_j5o6q4x wrote

>BUT in the process he exposed the credit card details to ALL of the livestream viewers

How? Does it display the whole CC number? Never have I seen a website do that, it's always just the last four digits.


laplongejr t1_j5ov0ba wrote

Yeah, it does. I guess that the switch weren't affected by regulations for websites.

> Never have I seen a website do that, it's always just the last four digits.

Note that the browser is always acting between you and the website, so it's possible that standard browser handle automatically that for fields about CCs, and the switch's browser didn't.


TheRealFakeSteve t1_j5o0ti5 wrote

What if we are all living out our lives as inputs to some hyper being's Nintendo Switch?


manticor225 t1_j5k15qq wrote

Now let's see if it can pull a phishing scam.


Microdck t1_j5k34rx wrote

Clap…..clap……clap…clap..CHEERING !


GoatsesWeddingRing OP t1_j5k94oo wrote

Found this on r/aquariums. Article is actually neat.


smurfsundermybed t1_j5kd54s wrote

The fish's favorite movie is Johnny Mnemonic.


peensteen t1_j5lqkpw wrote

I didn't know that Klaus was into Pokémon. Man, Stan's gonna be pissed!


danraps t1_j5ojixm wrote

Somewhat disappointed I had to scroll so far to find a dadder in the comments


dawgzfan96 t1_j5lkirt wrote

No wonder chi-yu got banished to uber


Majestic_Electric t1_j5ln7ne wrote

What? Chi-Yu is evolving!


peensteen t1_j5lsel0 wrote

Good thing it can't. I'd hate to see what this fish could do with opposable thumbs.


pronuntiator t1_j5ndasx wrote

You say it can't now, but just wait and see what happens in a couple million years.


peensteen t1_j5njown wrote

You have no idea how fast I can tap B, and there's always Everstones!

Edit: you don't need an Everstone with Chi Yu. Like a Dallas Cowboys fan, it can't evolve.


No-Amoeba3560 t1_j5n2lvg wrote

I don’t care. Best headline in a day or two.


greasy_minge t1_j5nja84 wrote

This is the same fish that accidentally discovered a glitch in one of the old pokemon games too.


robinmood t1_j5nbsmu wrote

And people are worried about AI?!


bagsofcandy t1_j5n1lfy wrote

Damnit goldeen, stop buying games on my account


ShutterBun t1_j5lhfbq wrote

This was bound to happen.


Dlo-Nainamsat t1_j5nd1ly wrote

Heckle fish behave…..and where is you tinfoil hat?


tim2u24 t1_j5od92g wrote

Frederick? Is that you?


BloodlustyGummybear t1_j5odglz wrote

Obviously this is a strange edge case but I've always thought it was important to never save my credit card info anywhere.

I have it memorized.

If someone manages to compromise my accounts, they could probably do damage but my credit info won't be in there. I feel like it's just part of having good security practices. An added bonus is that if I find myself in a jam, with no wallet, I can still give my card info over the phone.


smudgiepie t1_j5ork92 wrote

My favourite part is that Nintendo actually refunded the money


Maskeno t1_j5mhk4i wrote

I'm not sure I buy it. This fish supposedly beat Pokémon sapphire in about 130 days? Color me skeptical.

Edit: Downvoted for not believing a fish can beat Pokémon and buy $4 worth of eshop cash without help. Okay, lol.


adamhanson t1_j5ldffl wrote

Sounds like breach of TOS giving someone else access to your accounts and private information.


AnimusCorpus t1_j5ly15r wrote

Not quite what happened. He was streaming his fish tank that was set up to provide inputs to the switch.

The fish accessed the online store, exposing their credit card info.

Essentially, they exposed their own credit card information.