I said it before ...
109 posts • joined 22 Oct 2007
Insecure Default Internet Of Things - also identifies what you ought to think of people promoting it :)
The problem is Microsoft is *NOT* "giving away" Windows 10 -- and having hinted at monetizing the move later and that (plus the "telemetry" and enforced patching regime) has people looking over their shoulder for the inevitable "bend over, pay up or lose your life's work" moment.
and 50 billion flies eat shit. Just because there's a lot of them doesn't mean they are right.
We're humans, not sheep - although MS would prefer to think we are, the better to herd us into their fenced and gated pasture, where every blade of dry grass comes with a price tag and tracker.
The biggest and most quuxically important question being to exactly which flavor Linux because VX .. .errr ... WX has proven to be an insidiuous piece of malware from day zero :)
...because they already acquired and took apart Nokia ... :D
"Your civil liberties have been suspended in order to garantuee them - but this decision has been made at a higher classification level than you are authorized for, Citizen. Now bend over."
"The USA, and any company with a presence in the USA, will be off the friends list for a long time - basically until the US government caves in and changes it's laws in ways it so far shows no interest in doing."
Unfortunately intelligence services have become very good in concealing scope, scale and depth of their activities from oversight - and if anyone believes that this Safe Harbor Mk2 will change anything to limit that, they are very much deceiving themselves.
It's not just laws that need changing ....
... when you got Microsoft offering you a free OS update.
I propose the "Internet of Things" acronym be prefaced with the acronym for "Infinitely Dumb" or any other similarly lettered term signifying its uncanny ability to provide solutions for nonexistent problems whilst providing a raft of problems in dire need of solutions.
Just to inform people so they can see it for what it is before they jump on the "you really don't need this but you want it anyway" hype bandwagon.
This from a company that actively slurps user data without explanation, pushes "upgrades" people didn't ask for or want, and proactively works with 'hardware partners' to eliminate competition or people using previous versions.
Cloud: never knowing where your outage is, who's responsible for it, or when it gets fixed.
"Fortunately Petit and his fellow researchers have come up with software and hardware countermeasures"
I got a better one - get a (real) car without all the electronic idiocy you really don't need to unlearn how to drive/park/pay attention to traffic, put your mobile in the Faraday cage (or dashboard glove box, probably practically same thing if you got a proper metal car) and you're good to go.
Mine's the one with the naturally aspirated V8 and "wheeled IoT device" crushing bumper.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for changing the color of the 'read' links to red from the "did I read that or did I not" off-blackish grey from before!
Keep up the good work !!
Why do I think a better investment is another kind of catapult ?
hmm .... fling digital innovators with daft ideas over a grassy field instead of having them burbly pointlessly or gaze out of windows like some overpaid politico ...
Let's see some specs and a serious shakedown test first before proclaiming all kinds of hype on this card.
Somehow I think scientistivism by press release in a some greenie hype "science" mag is wrong.
Foo on the Register.
Good they took the first step in making it a game that's worth installing and playing.
Next step to make it really worthwhile is to defenestrate the link to that turd Origin and it might actually be a serviceable release.
"not one atom of carbon"
- no concrete
- no bricks
- no steel
are they going to organically grow it then ?
I call hogwash.
The NSA probably called that they had issues with reading Windows users data.
If the future is a Steambox I will cease to be a gamer.
The argument that better specs mean a better experience has been beaten to death and then some.
It depends on the internal architecture as much as the individual component specs.
You can have the fastest processor, memory and GPU - but if you have a bottleneck bus to connect them all, it's like hitting the gas and brake on your car - it makes a lot of smoke and noise, but you're not going anywhere.
Let's wait and see when both consoles are side by side and then make an honest comparison.
Shame the VentureStar SSTO project has been forgotten in the lineup of "things tried"
I'll bite - moniblet!
Easy - Google Tombstone.
Maxis producer has posted a fairly profuse and teary-eyed apology for the mess.
And what compensation/remedy is being offered ?
A fix to remove online requirement ? No.
A fix to relieve people from the horrid system ? No.
More server capacity and a 'game voucher' on March 18.
Like I want another Origin-infected/only piece of crap preselected for me by EA.
Well I've just dusted off the deliciously enjoyable Simcity Societies -- sure it's not the real Simcity experience ... but enjoyable and close enough to at least make me (temporarily) forget the pain.
All I wanted was a quick game to get at least a feel for it.
- First having to click away 2 completely useless Origin screens that popped up
- Having to wait for the game to very. slowly. check. for. updates. and. authenticate. itself.
- All region servers except Oceanic 1: Busy
- Login wait time on Oceanic 1: 20 minutes
- No option to play game otherwise
I want a licensed BOFH toolkit and a site visit to EA.
It's not the studio that makes this decision but the publisher, who wants to have their cake and eat it, as well.
Foolish me, if I'd taken 5 seconds to read the packaging before I plunked down my money I'd have cancelled my reservation .. (yes I fell for it too)
Anthropogenic Global Warming to be blamed in 10 ...9 ... 8 ...
I don't have a problem with God. It's just his fanclub I can't stand.
For more insight:
I'm already carbon neutral - I think it's a waste of time to deal with it!
Seriously, "carbon neutral" or "green" or whatever is the new Medieval Leniencies/Indulgences you bought from the Church to be able to live your life ...
I call April Fools. Ingeniously worded though!
Can I please have a button to vote for "all of the above" ?
A veritable L.E.D. Storm ....
The notice was not served to Donna Laframboise's blog (nofrakkingconsensus) but to Jeff Id's (noconsensus)
Do they have Windows drivers for this ? ;-)
Because the unrelenting focus on graphics has turned games into barely interactive movies - and anything that has kept a semblance of playability is usually either a badly botched clone, franchise game or a boring sequel of another equally boring game.
For bog's sakes, spend some money on proper gamedesign, innovation and playability.
If I want awesome graphics with superlative detail I'll go to a frakking cinema for the latest 3DCGI droolfest -- games I want to PLAY.
And go through the comments. There's a fair bunch of nuke engineers adding their couple of cents explaining what's REALLY going on there.
More (technical) information and pretty pictures:
these combine all the disadvantages of a laptop with all the disadvantages of a desktop ?
"On Thursday, the company announced the next version of its browser-based media player will feature a new class of trusted applications that let you run authorized HTML apps in the browser"
And who is in charge of this 'trust' ?
How secure is it ?
Is it turned on by default ?
Will it work properly in/with browsers NOT called "Internet Explorer" ?
I imagine the blackhatters are throwing a party in Microsoft's honor right now.
... a line of Reg Hack dolls, suitably mounted on a Vulture logo :P
And Jobs need to get a grip on reality (again), he's been using his reality-distortion field a bit too much lately ...
... Marvin the Paranoid Android ...
Mine's the one with the Nokia in the pocket ..
part of this problem has been solved. There is a common standard plug/cable standard for electric cars -- the name escapes me but I seem to remember it as "Europlug" -- of course, standards being standards, don't expect anyone to conform to it but introduce their own "superior" standard.
Aside from that, general use electric cars don't remove emissions, they just relocate them from the street to wherever the nearest coal/gas/oil power plant is; and as you correctly identified, it'll take a lot of investment to build the required electrical infrastructure to support home charging for electric cars, provided there's another massive lapse of common sense (otherwise known as "green legislation" or "environmental targets" or equivalent) that somehow makes them more attractive to the general consumer.
... he shared more info than you give him credit for -- chiefly, openly stating the motives behind what should be an important field of science, but which in his eyes (and I find myself agreeing) is just one giant scam, which *we* get presented the bill for in taxes, restrictive rules, and impossible project with a *far* greater impact and cost than doing the research properly, not to mention the -damage- these ill-advised schemes may end up doing because they're based more on wishful thinking than fact.
Black Helicopter, surely the AGW Commandos will come to fetch me for the crime of skepticism this time ... ;-)
Can it be ?
Is it ?
Is it .. really ?
No, it can't be ...
*sniffs once more*
But that scent, it's so unmistakable ... a mixture of doubt, fear and uncertainty, emanating from the headquarters of a largely unchallenged company about to get some competition ...
....YES, IT IS!
I LOVE the smell of FUD in the morning!
IB, please catch - but I'm keeping the pin ...
... you guys almost owe me ANOTHER new keyboard.
Fortunately, I ran out of my coffee before I got to the end.
Now where's my 360-degree coffee-serving robot for a refill ?
I applaud those fellows that they came forward with their concerns. Privacy/security get glossed over in the consumer world too often for convenience (or profit -- hello Mr Schmidt and your Oogly-Googly minions) and it's good someone does a reality/sanity check!!
I approve much of this article, and well done to them fellows (and to El Reg for posting it!)