* Posts by MacGyver

497 posts • joined 29 Jan 2008

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BMW complies with GPL by handing over i3 car code

MacGyver

Re: Now you have over 900MB of source code to dig in.

I "suggested" to them that they should not let the alarm be disarmed from the drivers-side key-lock, and only with the key fob, they didn't listen. They also did nothing to strengthen the metal retaining that lock cylinder in place. So basically anyone with a corkscrew can pull out the lock-cylinder through the opening, disarm the alarm and unlock the doors using a long screw-driver behind where the lock used to be, and once inside you can simply recode a blank key to the car and drive away or just disassemble and steal anything (It's not like the alarm is going to go off anymore). $500 for an alarm that can disarmed with a screwdriver and a corkscrew, quality.

I agree that being able to update the stereo would be cool, but if you think they will listen, then boy do I have a great deal a slightly used bridge you might like. I can use the money to replace the $7,000 worth of dash I had stolen because of the above flaw that has been there for 10 years.

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Cabling horrors unplugged: Reg readers reveal worst nightmares

MacGyver

No Downtime and for no money.

I've seen all of those and worse, but we can't really blame the current unlucky guy that inherits those nightmares. We've all worked for the "no downtime ever", "no, we have no money for cable, ends, or velcro-straps", "no, we have no money for labels for the 1998 label-maker", and "no overtime to do it on Sunday either".

We all know it was most likely the boss or his cousin/brother that "knows about computers" that got it to that state in the first place.

Everyone wants it done right, but no one want to pay for it, so it never gets fixed.

I had a boss send a pick of a rack we "control" in a small building once. It was in a sorry state, so I told him it would be a minimum of 2 hours of complete downtime for the building and that if he wanted them all to be the same color and length in would cost $3,000. Turns out the rack was just fine the way it was all along. Imagine that.

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Windows 10: What's coming in 2016?

MacGyver

Has anyone looked into why....

Why does the calculator run as a TSR? Why is it that if you close it with the Task Manager that when you open it back up that it won't run unless you run it twice? The first time launches the TSR, the second launches the app, why? I'm not normally a conspiracy-theory kind of guy but why is the calculator a TSR under windows 10? I mean how long could it take to launch a 100k file? Why does it need MBs of ram to run now?

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By 2019, vendors will have sucked out your ID along with your cash 5 billion times

MacGyver
Big Brother

So...

Why not require that each service NOT be able to hold your biometric data and rather a sort of hash that their specific billing program generates. That way if I use my thumb to buy a coke with a Chase bank app, the app generates a hash based upon the biometric that it read, and sends that hash to the bank to be checked against their stored hash. Make it the law that each payment app behave this way and not simply archive a fingerprint, and that no company can share their hash generating algorithms with another biometric validating app (so that they aren't being lazy and just using one hash generating algorithm per person thereby making that one hash our defacto identity everywhere). If they all have a different hash, and their app is doing the generation, and they all can't share, then no one has any of our real biometrics stored. In the event of a "data breach" they simply update their program to create and use a new hash, the data that was stolen is now worthless.

Maybe I'm not thinking it through all the way, why wouldn't this solve the problem?

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Sprint sprints away from no-throttle policy – punishes 'unlimited' network hoggers

MacGyver

Re: The only surprise here...

" so throttling it back still gets you the data but a lot slower"

Why not throttle high usage users only at times when bandwidth is scarce? I mean throttling someone at 3am just because they have hit some arbitrary usage number is stupid. If the bandwidth is there and no one else is using it why not let them use it? Why can't there be prime-time bandwidth that is measured and once you use your allocation of prime-time bandwidth THEN you get throttled but only during prime-time and only if there is high usage.

Or juat assign a priority number to each person based on the amount of prime-time usage for the month and prioritize their data accordingly instead of throttling them to some preset speed.

It doesn't even seem like it would be necessary if they'd just stop selling bandwidth that they clearly didn't have, but until then how about intelligent throttling instead of just taking the lazy way out. Or spend some more of the profits to increase capacity, whatever.

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Microsoft offers sneak peak of Hyper-V containers with Win 10 nested virtualisation

MacGyver

Who cares?

Who in their right mind would put a bunch of virtual machines on a windows server? Windows Oses need patches every couple of days and unless Microsoft has figured out a way to install them without rebooting I think I'll pass. Who wants to fail-over to a backup server every week because your host OS is a Windows server when a thin ESXi install is available and needs to be updated a sixth as often.

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Mozilla to boot all plugins from Firefox … except Flash

MacGyver

Cisco WebRTC plugins?

So no more support for teleconferencing?

What are they thinking getting rid of everything BUT the worst offender?

PS: Bring back my ability to have the tabs below the location bar, jerks.

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Factory settings FAIL: Data easily recovered from eBayed smartphones, disks

MacGyver

Easy.

Factory erase all your data (reset), then take enough HD pictures of the desk to FILL the rest of the storage area. Delete the pictures. Done. (a 3gb video of your pocket would work the same)

The easiest way to clean a flash storage device is to overwrite the location where the data was held with new data.

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Sysadmins can forget PC management skills, says Microsoft

MacGyver

Cloud training and certification?

What would that be? "So you click here.... and now it's someone else's job to worry about the data."

Leaving the technician later on sounding like Jimmy Stuart in a digital-age It's A Wonderful Life remake, "Well your data isn't here Mr. Murphy it's in this country over here, and your data is in this country Ms. Smith."

How do you certify someone to be able to hand the keys over to someone else? Is it a class in paying the bill on time? Or calculating how long it takes to retrieve 25 Terabytes back from the cloud provider when they go out of business and you have only 2 days before their servers are auctioned off? A class on how long various disasters will keep you from your data? Drunk hits your DSLAM: 2 days. Lighting hits your telephone connection, 6 hours. Government agency seizes the server that also happens to hold your data, 5 years. Hurricane hits the cloud servers in Bangladesh, a lifetime.

Cloud computing is for cheap-ass companies that don't want to hire proper IT staff

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MacGyver

Re: but, but, but...

Smitty, didn't you know? Comptia says you're "certified for life". (Too bad they told all their partners to require CE)

I don't think they're wrong, and technology changes so often that you need CE, but they need to be sued for the hard push they made about getting "certified for life" just before phasing out all of the non-CE certifications. I can only image how many people went without one of the food groups for a month so they could buy into the "opportunity" to be "certified for life" before time ran out, only to be told 2 months later that it was worthless.

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Ubuntu 15.10: More kitten than beast – but beware the claws

MacGyver

Re: ?

"Around the time Gnome 3 was released?"

That was the last time I used Ubuntu. They lost me when they jumped on the OS-as-a-bunch-of-duplo-icons bandwagon. I have been a Mint-MATE user ever since.

Thanks, but no thanks Ubuntu.

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Dodgy amphetamines drive drug-crazed man on to pub roof

MacGyver

Monkey Meth

Aren't those the regular effects of meth just turned up to 11. Seems like a case of it doing its job too well.

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It's BACK – Stagefright 2.0: Zillions of Android gadgets can be hijacked by MP3s, movie files

MacGyver

This is wonderful!

Maybe now someone can use it to root my Samsung without tripping the Knox fuse. </sarcasm>

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Bezos battery-box bomb beef brouhaha begins as UK watchdog hauls Amazon to court

MacGyver

Not being able to ship electonic devices conitaining batteries is a joke in 2015.

There is a BIG difference between a pallet of LIon cells, and Johnny's new Iphone.

Flip the problem around, it's not really the battery with the problem, it's all the air around it. Just make vacuum sealed containers for shipping scary items. Or pressurize the cargo holds with some inert gas. Lithium can't react violently with oxygen when there is no oxygen. The alternative is shipping the electronic items that make the modern world work via ship and that's nuts.

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Roku 4 specs leak: Yes, it's got 4K streaming and a games controller

MacGyver

Codecs?

Does it support H.264 or H.265? It seems important to know whether or not a 4k player has a hardware decoder built-in that can use a codec that cuts the entire stream size in half.

I have DTelecom and they (tired) to impose a 75gb monthly bandwidth cap (with speed reduced to 384k /sec after going over), a singular 1080p movie can be 10gb in size, a 4k 2.5 hour movie could push 40gb. Being able to cut that size in half seems relevant.

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Web ad tried to make my iPhone spaff a premium-rate text, says snapper

MacGyver

Re: Weird..

"managed to find a way to make the phone think the link has been clicked, with a bit of Javascript or something"

Sounds like the first thing that he said happened "the app store opened up", that was probably fake and the exit button was really the "setup SMS message" button.

On a web browser I never click anywhere on a window that a browser has launched, no close, no "x" no nothing. I just close the process, on a phone we don't really have the option to have the browser close the window as easily available, sounds like the advertiser has figured this out.

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Is Windows 10 slurping too much data? No, says Microsoft. Nuh-uh. Nope

MacGyver

Re: Jesus wept. (phoning home)

I hate to tell you this but non-LVL XP and newer OSes have been phoning home this entire time. XP was the first Microsoft OS that required an internet connection, and it has only gotten worse. Some versions simply stop working if no contact with the mothership is made within 90 days.

Anytime a piece of software or media has DRM, it is not yours.

Stage 1: Free Windows 10 upgrade for all (free for a year anyway)

Stage 2: Yearly subscriptions. (say $120 a year)

Stage 3: Act now for a new lower priced monthly subscription rate. ($6 x 12 = $72 a year, what a great deal!)

Stage 4: $7 a month

Stage 5: $8 a month

Stage 6: $10 a month

Stage 7: $12, then $15, then $20.

Stage 8: New option available now, only 50 cent a day, the price of a cup of coffee. That's a $60 savings over the monthly rate.

Stage 9: $1 a day, then $5 (you do want to open that resume today right?)

Stage 10: Pay per use. Price to go up at a rate calculated by our accounting office to be just where you'll pay, but not so much that you'll move to a different OS.

The only way to win is to switch to opensource software until the big players remember their place.

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Will IT support please come to the ward immediately. Weeeee have a tricky problem

MacGyver

Power supply failure

Did you know that if you get too many cockroaches in a power-supply they can short it out? I couldn't figure out what the user had done to it to make it die so I opened it up and there they were.

How many is too many? I would say one, but this one had about 20.

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Holy litigation, Batman! Custom Batmobile cars nixed by copyright

MacGyver

Re: Owning characters forever is wrong

"To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries." -Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution

'limited Times to Authors and Inventors', funny, how is forever "limited", Mickey Mouse is almost 100 years old, when does "limited" kick in?

I'm sure the shareholders would love to make money off of every little thing they collectively own forever, however, there are signed documents that seem to think that would not be in the best interest of "we the people" collectively. So I ask again, when did limited become forever?

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Password 'XXXXairocon' pops Wi-Fi routers from ASUS, ZTE and others

MacGyver

Re: That is a strong password

"On the plus side, I believe at least one of these allows owners to change their MAC address. "

I'm betting that the password is dynamic based on the current MAC and not the original.

This is why all source code should be available for review upon demand. It's hard to hide in the open.

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Tens of thousands of Popcorn Time movie streamers menaced by anti-piracy fleet

MacGyver

Re: Britney moment

My argument would be "Says who?"

I mean really, what's their evidence, a screenshot of some IPs or an Excel doc with IP's and time-stamps? That's swell, I can make all those up with Notepad and Paint.exe, where can I send my extortion list to? I mean were these IPs documented by some sort of bonded official agency or Larry the tech guy in their basement? Why does their allegation have any more weight than the denial? "Describe how the non-password protected write-enabled xls document was emailed from person to person again."

Look ma, I made a list too:

192.168.0.x - 15:30:04.5 - downloaded Avengers VII (2023).mp4

Now who do I send it to? This "suing for things based on documents originating from my organization" sounds like a money making dream.

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Mobile device screens recorded using the Certifi-gate vulnerability

MacGyver
Flame

Re: @DougS - Don't they have the ability to remotely disable apps

@ Graham Marsden +1

I'm getting pretty sick of not being able to do something with "my" device because someone else somewhere decided I shouldn't. Either it's my phone or it's not, and if it's not, why did I have to pay for it?

Void my warranty, deny me support, fine whatever, but I shouldn't have to use a buffer-overflow exploit to install a superuser program because I want to uninstall something a manufacture has locked down. Maybe I wanted to record my screen, why? Because fcuk you Google, that's why.

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Motorola monsters Apple's swipe-to-unlock patent in German court

MacGyver

Slide-to-Unlock?

That was most likely the very first type of physical lock, so what they said was that Apple couldn't patent a 10,000 year old concept. Go figure.

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Twenty years since Windows 95, and we still love our Start buttons

MacGyver

Re: Turbo-blast from the past

"Did that button actually do anything?"

Yep, it turned the Turbo LED on.

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Boffins dump the fluids to build solid state lithium battery

MacGyver

Re: So it's blocks of stacked and paralleled DRAM capacitors then

Thank you, I'll be back by yesterday to pick it up.

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MacGyver

So it's blocks of stacked and paralleled DRAM capacitors then

Sounds great, but how long would it take to build a 3" inch high battery one atomic layer at a time?

If we were in the future we would just engineer an organism to "assemble" them for us.

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Act of God damaged data on Google cloud disks

MacGyver

Re: 0.000....1%

Hopefully that wasn't the only copy Martha and Stanley's wedding pictures.

Just 0.00001 of a Petabyte is a still someone's data, well, was someone's data.

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Pirate MEP: Microsoft's walled garden is no consumer pleasure park

MacGyver

Re: Stop Panicking

They'll most likely use hashes of known "bad" files to deny you access to them. Files such as the ones you are going to need to use when Windows 10 won't let you run your older software that has DRM that won't work under Windows 10 anymore. Normally you would just strip off that DRM, and run your software as you see fit, only now, you are going to have to hope they let you. You also better hope that there aren't any hash collisions between the doctoral thesis you just finished and something they have deemed a "naughty file", or else they will do with it as they see fit.

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MacGyver

Is it really Windows anymore anyway?

Their GUIs have been "wrong" since Vista, not the look but the way the elements interact. The timing is wrong or something. It's almost like File Explorer was re-written from scratch after XP to look like the one from XP, it looks similar but it just feels different.

The whole OS just feels like it's written in Java, things blink and flicker, random timing inconsistencies in the GUI. Under XP I used to be able to stream 3 videos at the same time from 3 different network mapped drives and they would all play no problem, now if I have an MP3 steaming from a share and try to view another, the MP3 is going to stutter and I won't see the new folder for up to 10 seconds. It's like the Windows 8-10 network connectivity was built off of a backup of Windows 3.11 source code. I can go to an old Windows XP computer and access the same exact network resources and have a 200% better experience.

I won't get into the poor design choices of white-on-white with light grey boundaries, and menus designed to be used with a sausage sized stylus, or 2 different settings systems.

Add up all the privacy issues and headaches plus their walled-garden philosophy and it isn't really such a big step to ditching Windows and just using Linux. I mean all the interface rough edges I never liked about Linux are now in Windows, so what's the point in paying to be underwhelmed.

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MacGyver

Re: Earth to Microsoft

@halfbaked

I think we are about to see the other option, a lifetime Windows user that happens to be a programmer that finally gets fed up with Microsoft's sh!t and fixes all the rough edges of some Linux version so much that HE can use it as a Windows replacement and the rest of us all benefit from it.

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OK, who unplugged the modem? North Korea's internet disappeared for four hours today

MacGyver

Kerberos?

I mean they did just make up their own time-zone. 30 > 5

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Windows 10 marks the end of 'pay once, use forever' software

MacGyver

Re: What goes around....

"Instead of an annual support fee we get it paid monthly."

Until they go to charging hourly, then by each function.

"Looks like you are trying to work on this document, please purchase 500 credits to continue."

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If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear

MacGyver

Re: All this spying for marketing and advertising....

You must not ever get called upon to fix the relative's computers.

They usually have no Ad-blocking software, no cookie clearing, are using IE 7, have every swinging toolbar known to man installed. They also put their singular AOL email in everything that has ever asked for it.

I bet that's a lot of people. I'm betting that those users are like prize winning cattle to these marketer types. I also bet that they click on their milk-fed ads as often as they're shown to them.

Watch a mouth-breather use a computer for a bit and see what I mean. If you get bored, ask them to do a very specific search for something, like: "number of dollars spend on non-violent first-time offenders in prison". Now sit back as they click on the first search result Google gives them, then number two, then three, and so on.

The fact you know what an Ad-block program even is puts you in a different category, one that makes it hard for you to even imagine how they use a computer.

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MacGyver

Re: I wonder....

@Timmy B. (wanting worst case results)

Ok, I bite.

Let's say I work at Microsoft and I'm a psycho and I want to date a specific girl I saw at the store. I can find all her interests, her likes, her movements.

Let's say some foreign government wants to compromise you because you work at a powerplant. We'll all they need to do is get a job with some company that has access to your data. Now they can find out through your online habits that you've been giving it to an office co-worker. They won't tell your wife if you just install this USB stick for them.

Or, I can review all your data, figure out that you have a gambling problem, then bombard you with temptations, then send you lots of "cash for cars", "pay-day loans" and whatever to drain you as far as I can.

I see you have bought an Epinephrine injector, I can send you send all kinds of "Worst bee problem in decades" articles and then my links to those pens. Basically ramping up your fears to sell you something.

I can raise your health care price because you like windsurfing sites.

I can see you looking up cancer and target you with homeopathic "cures".

It gives people power over you, period. If there is a way for it to be used against you, someone will figure it out and it will be. We will need to be re-trained to understand how our lack of privacy puts anyone with access to our information in a position to manipulate us in ways we can not even begin to think of.

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MacGyver

Re: neatly summarised in one image

Worried your keys might get hacked? HA! Those keys are there so they can be handed over to whatever agency might ask for them, the end, no hacking required. (I'm guessing that if you "delete" said key from OneDrive, it will still exist as a backup on the server. Unless someone somewhere has read just how Microsoft "deletes" things from OneDrive and corrects me.)

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MacGyver

Re: Some steps

Turning off Cortana? Easier said than done.

I had to turn off just about every Search related service to get Cortana to disappear. (not that I wasn't going to do that anyway, I've used Agent Ransack since they implemented search back in Vista anyway)

BTW, thanks for the host file URLs.

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

MacGyver

Re: Quite clearly

One man did all of this. Steven Sinofsky. He was the one pushing for this "style" of Windows interface and removed anyone that wouldn't drink the Koolaid. Now all they have left steering the boat are his followers. Office Ribbon bar, that was him, Vista, him, Windows 8, all him.

I'm guessing he sold the investors on a "it will be easier to direct all the sheep to the App Store once all the interfaces are the same" and then all their eyes lit up and filled with $ signs.

Microsoft needs to start trying to un-feck their GUI and soon.

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MacGyver

Just one question for now.

Why the eye-searing white on white with a 1-pixel wide light-grey area separation line?

I had to hack a theme to be able to tell where one window stopped and the other started. I mean at least the suck-fest called Office 2013 gave us three theme choices (eye-searing white, eye-searing slightly darker white, and ultra-light grey). Why? Did they fire the guy that knew how to code different color schemes? How is less choice an improvement?

I'll bitch later about the endless privacy nightmares and the fact I can't uninstall/de-feature their One-Drive (or anything else "built-in" for that matter).

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Windows 10: A SYSADMIN speaks his brains – and says MEH

MacGyver

I don't feel lucky.

I will agree, however, I now simply have 4k of eye-searing white surrounding all those better scaled text areas.

Saw VII should have a scene where some poor bastard is forced to stare at a Windows 10 File Explorer window at full brightness.

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HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

MacGyver

Re: I have no problems with dress codes

I'd show up in a 3-peice polyester leisure suit everyday. I would get all the department employees to play along until the policy was changed.

"Why does your R&D department look like they are developing fondue pots?"

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MacGyver

Re: @ Matt Bryant

I guess it's a good thing that long ago the suit was decided upon as the "adult" clothing choice and not a full body leotard. There is no reason to wear a suit, none. A lab coat, overalls, tracksuit, and any other article can serve a purpose, but a suit serves no purpose other than to let higher paid personnel out buy lower paid personnel.

If you believe it is anything other then a man-sized peacock outfit please state your case.

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Apple's mystery auto project siphoning staff from other divisions

MacGyver

Re: Where are they going to drive?

You forgot that they have also replaced the normal two pedals with a single pedal.

They will also be replacing the steering wheel with a touchscreen.

And every year the cigarette lighter shape will be changed.

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Screw you, ISPs: Net neutrality switches on THIS FRIDAY – US court

MacGyver

We need the FCC involved.

People don't understand that this is an attempt to protect ISP customers from the unregulated rules of the ISPs.

Without these rules the company down the street can buy 60% of the bandwidth leaving everyone in your small town to share the remaining %40 because the ISP doesn't want to cut into their profits to lay down more lines. (under these rules everyone's traffic is equal, and if they want to sell a quality of service they have to invest in expanding the bandwidth for everyone)

Without these rules there is nothing to keep every ISP between a small upstart and their customers from throttling their traffic unless they give them a cut. (or Facebook, imagine Facebook being charged for the bandwidth you are already paying for or else they get blocked from sending it to you)

Without these rules there is nothing that says they even have to give that small upstart a chance to pay, they could just block their competing services outright.

Without these rules there is nothing that would keep the ISPs from throttling or outright blocking any kind of traffic that they don't like. The ISP is not a government agency and can do what they like without rules. (and if there is only one ISP in your area then I guess you don't really have a choice)

Without rules the ISPs will continue to merge until we have only one choice, and then your internet will be in whatever shape they choose for you. (They only merely collude to give you one choice now by not "expanding" into areas controlled by each other)

Without rules there will be no reason to ever expand bandwidth (aka cutting into profits), because whatever the bandwidth is now can simply be cut up into smaller and smaller packages, and once bandwidth is scarce they can charge whatever they want)

People are fighting against their own best interests because they are scared of "the gubberment", but they don't realize that at least in FCC government control they have a chance to have decisions made in their best interests, but in private hands, the choice legally will have to be whatever makes the ISP more money. (it is the legal requirement for a company to make decisions in the best interest of shareholders over customers in all cases)

Why can't people understand this?

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Microsoft to Linux users: Explain yourself

MacGyver

Re: They WILL listen.

Yeah, because it was the lack of their users simply not requesting a "convert lease to reservation" function in their DHCP server snap-in during the 15 years it took them to implement. //sarcasm

I can think of multiple things that have given me grief for years that Microsoft clearly hasn't cared about fixing.

I agree with the original poster, they want to create a whitepaper for their sales division.

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Undetectable NSA-linked hybrid malware hits Intel Security radar

MacGyver

Re: So...

I don't write firmware-virus-hiding-malware so I just assumed it read out the target devices original firmware, inserted itself into the same memory area as the original, and then loaded the original firmware after (and this was possible because the firmware wasn't using the whole memory area in the first place, so there was room for both files in the same space). It seems hard to believe that someone has the time and ability to recreate the factory firmware for so many different devices without access to the original firmware's sourcecode.

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MacGyver

So...

Why not have vendors use all the available flash space so that there is no "extra space" to hide anything. Something simple when they write it like "what is the XOR of these two huge numbers (the numbers being the space-taking elements), if the answer is 1, goto next function". Or fill the space with compiled code that doesn't do anything, but looks like the real functions of the firmware. Obviously the bad guys could still just use the harddisk to store their malware like they always have done, but then it could be searched for in the traditional way, and a low-level could clean it off easily.

Like putting your bag down in the empty seat next to you on the bus to stop the crack-head from sitting there.

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Screw you, Apple! We're still making phones no one wants – Samsung

MacGyver

I've been wanting a new Samsung

I just can't stomach their attitude on aftermarket OSes and rooting.

I'm all for my warranty becoming void, and even certain "trusted" apps uninstalling, but to brick or prevent the original OS that came on my phone from running ever again is a deal breaker. (Knox fuse)

I'd settle for even a "Click here to send an SU unlock code email that will forever void your warranty", and then entering said code giving me a factory installed SU app. All of this dependent on whether or not I have paid for my phone outright or if I am just leasing it of course.

They actively attempt to stop me from using my property the way I want, and if I wanted to be treated like that I'd have just bought an Apple device in the first place.

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Sysadmins rebel over GUI-free install for Windows Server 2016

MacGyver

Ok, Ok, Ok..

I get it, only a non-1337 admin needs a GUI, but in the real world GUIs add value. Yes you can script this and that, yes you can install server with no GUI, but why? A GUI displays information to the user in a more useful way (and makes that information interactive). There is a reason most OSes have them (other than it not being 1983 anymore). I will agree that no GUI could have less of an attack surface, but that is not going to keep it from needing to be patched 12 times a week anyway, so let's just tell the truth, that console-only servers will intimidate some, and those that is doesn't can get off on that. The end. There is nothing a non-GUI version can do, that a GUI version can't do too, in that any script you run a GUI-less system can also be run in a PowerShell window on a GUI system.

If I wanted a pure non-GUI environment why would I pay Microsoft for it? They need to watch who they piss off. Why would I want to use a flawed Policy-Server from Microsoft, when I could build from source something comparable on Linux, and either write or find someone's code that will let me do exactly what I want with it?

So people hate Windows 8, now will hate Server 2016, and hate Windows Mobile. What's next making the Xbox ONE controller shock people with each button press.

Is there a bet going on inside Microsoft as to who can disenfranchise the most customers?

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Siri, dim the lights and warm us up: First gizmos for Apple HomeKit love-in emerge

MacGyver

How about..

"Siri, please turn on the lights, but this time don't tell Apple about it please."

Or.

"We noticed that you go to bed at around 23:30 every night, here is an ad about melatonin."

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IT-savvy US congressmen to Feds: End your crypto-backdoor crusade

MacGyver
Big Brother

If you've done nothing wrong...

You know the adage, but I often wonder why the people that spout it still buy curtains. I mean if they have nothing to hide, then why use curtains to block the police from looking inside? I'm guessing it's because normal people could then see in too. If I develop a curtain that lets only the police see through the curtains I could make a lot of money, right? Come to think of, we could do away with the whole "selectable curtain" problem by just hooking a camera up inside of the house, and have it only display to the police. So, I wonder how many of the "no encryption" advocators we can get on-board the camera-in-the-house idea? I mean, if they are doing nothing wrong, then they have nothing to hide, right?

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