1321 posts • joined Wednesday 11th April 2007 13:23 GMT
"You have to feel sorry for Microsoft."
A year off work...
travelling around <insert continent of choice> or possession of a dust collecting ornament?
Such a difficult choice.
Fancy Kim Kardashian's ... nose?
Only f I can I flog it to some loon on E-Bay?
It only matters
If they take out some unsuspecting pedestrian or another driver if they lose control.
Perhaps the selfie snapper, if they survive, could be billed for the clean up.
Neurinos have mass,
although this has not been measured. It is therefore a massive relativistic particle and can approach but not reach the speed of light.
Re: Hi pot, kettle calling...
Microsoft did not do any such nefarious user data collection until Windows got an auto-configuring network stack.
One does have some choice
not over what is shared, expect (whether this be the case or not) everything one does on line to be logged, shared and sold.
What one does have control over is the quality and content of that information and "who" it is associated with.
I run a business, I use google+ Farcebook and linkedIn to promote that business. These profiles are all separate but the content is more or less identical. These social sites are advertising my business NOT me.
My non professional profiles and identities on line are many and I do my best to ensure they are separate from each other and most important, separate from the image I wish to create for business.
My personal life and my business are separate. I have no desire to expose my personal life on line to a bunch of strangers labelled by an ad agency as "friends" or "contacts". On the other hand I wish to expose my business and my professional persona to as many prospective clients as possible.
It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure their own privacy by restricting or simply providing false information where the request for such information is deemed invasive by said individual.
"...laws are for the little people..."
They always have been.
The laws are the systems sheepdog.
Re: I call bullshit
I don't need to say anything now. Thanks for saving me time, have an up.
If I can't root it, I won't use it.
"...according to figures from Microsoft."
I am pretty sure most of them are going to stay in the store.
Re: I fail to understand...capitalism?
"Were you thinking that the law is there to protect ordinary citizens?"
Sadly no, I realised a long time ago that individual rights are those rights that one is ALLOWED to have by the state.
I fail to understand
how personal data aggregation conducted the way of Experian is legal.
It shouldn't be.
A business has a right to keep certain kinds of personal information on clients. That is understandable.
A third party that collects data for sale to other third parties is a parasite and their behaviour immoral in my rather idealised world view of our right to privacy.
The law needs to be changed so that personal data cannot be sold without specific permission from the person involved. I am not talking obscure cover all statements in the small print of T&C's. I mean a specific request for permission from the data farmers for EVERY instance of personal data they wish to sell. They should inform the person involved of who the data is going to and exact details of the content of that data and request permission to pass it on.
Do I care if this breaks the way business is done, the way leads are found and that businesses could no longer spam thousands of people with silent/computer generated phone calls or texts and email. Not at all.
Do I care that this might make such data farming no longer financially viable? Nope. However, as long as there are sheep to be fleeced, there are victims to bear the cost.
Do I care that I might have to do a bit of research to determine if that big order from the unknown customer is bogus or not? Yes, it is a small price to pay though if it puts a stop to, or a least a slowdown on the harvesting and selling of personal information.
In my opinion and without any evidence to back it up, Experian along with all such commercial data aggregators serve a very few whilst providing a real disservice for the vast majority.
That's right. I use Facebook for business, many of my customers are there and share my updates.
I post about my business, knowledge I WANT to be made public.
I don't post about my liking for Shiraz or that I love my cat more than I even like most people.
And I don't post opinion only fact.
Facebook have a real email address and a real name associated with the business.
My business is honest with nothing to hide.
They have my IP address (static) and all the information that can be gleaned from that.
They think I am 108 years old, there is not a single other piece of personal information I have given them.
Facebook scripts are blocked everywhere except Facebook, I only accept session cookies from them.
The adblock filters:
deal nicely with the advertising.
What's not to like about a free advertising platform?
As for your average Facebook user, think of it as evolution on the Internet, Darwinism on a whole new level. Those with the smarts to work it out and understand how the Internet works will be the users. The rest will be the used. Not so much survival of the fittest, which was a somewhat inaccurate description of evolution anyway, as survival of the smartest.
Be grateful for those with less Internet savvy, for they take the flack. And whilst there are those to take the flack, those of us smart enough to wear flack jackets (noscript, adblock, refcontrol, cookie monster etc) will generally be overlooked.
with 30 per cent of today's youth never knowing a world without IP
leaving 70% of todays youth who vaguely remember a time when they didn't see a targeted advertisement and know what a book is.
I just hope that those 70% teach their young ones that there was a time when there was privacy, little government data collection and little in the way of commercial data mining. A time when person and state were two separate entities, a time when the customer was the client and not the product.
And in doing so, encourage them to resist and oppose the slow and relentless commodification of the human being.
Thanks for the...
Who at Microsoft....
dreamed this idea up?
Users in general want to *UPGRADE*.
People will not sell a device for less than its second hand market value.
No further research is necessary to realise that is is an entirely one way proposition.
Any takers must subconsciously wish to harm themselves.
UK's Get Safe Online? 'No one cares'
No one cares?
Does anybody know?
I have never heard of this, should I have done? Is it my fault?
Or is it the responsibility of those that start such campaigns to ensure the target audience is made aware?
@ThomH re: I don't mind
4.5Ghz at 1.272v + huge air cooler = lower temps than stock clocked chip under a stock Intel cooler. Quiet enough for 2:00am work sessions too. It started out a long time ago as a 386SX, it just evolved over time.
Myself and Apple are incompatible because we are both control freaks.
Apple insist on controlling the customer experience and they coerce the customer into behaviours that are good for the Apple business model and Apple revenues.
I insist on controlling my own experience and behaving in such a way that it is good for me and my bank balance.
I don't mind
having an ugly Asus ProArt monitor on my desktop and an ugly Lian-Li PC-60 case containing an email@example.comGhz and a 3Gb MSI 7970 lightning, 256Gb SSD and 1Tb of RAID that I can upgrade at my whim under my desk. All at less than 2 /3rds the price I might add.
Not as pretty I agree, no where near as pretty in fact.
Still, I don't spend a great deal of time looking at my tool, I prefer to use it.
What makes you think I am being sarcastic? So obvious that perhaps sarcasm tags are not needed. ;-)
knowledge of civil liberties is scant within the ranks of the NSA. Why else would they be so completely ignored.
Employing an officer for such would give them insight into which part of their operations are legal and which are not. Once they are fully aware of the law relating to civil liberties, they will no doubt comply to the full letter of that law instead of rewriting them to suit the situation.
The NSA should be praised for this attempt to clean up their house.
They are welcome to call around my place for coffee and doughnuts anytime.
Rays of sunlight caress your form whilst Eros calls the tune
revealing moisture, your parted lips, I will taste them soon.
Such heady heights of bliss await, I rise under your touch.
and to get you ready for what I want, here's a selfie of my crotch.
Security by obscurity
Use someone else's finger
What I would like to know
is what a 450 metre tower has to sneak up on.
so difficult to use that it needs a training session?
Any IT professional worth her/his salt should be experienced enough to learn new software in real time. Or is this just an advertisement?
Forgive me if I am wrong, all my years in IT have honed my cynicism to a razors edge.
Re: 14 nm!
Lower voltage, shorter pathways. less electrical noise is a plus of shrinkage, it all kinda cancels out the effect of packing more in the same space so the TDP remains similar.
As much as being smug...
is somewhat self righteously complacent. I have decided to fight against my complacency to write these few words...
I don't care, I sacked Microsoft a long time ago.
Would advise anyone to do the same.... The move to open source is a one off expense and if one plans to run a business for more than a couple of years the move will pay for itself.
I remember what licence fees were, vaguely.
On the one hand.....
"It’s a free and safe place to store your files, photos and videos online."
and on the other...
"This service will be stopped and your files deleted if you don’t use it for 90 days."
Not exactly safe then is it?
Pretty much true Cyberhash
I noticed a nice improvement over a dual core Conroe when I upgraded to a Sandy Bridge 2500k quad.
The thing is when performance reaches such levels as the 2500k a 10% increase in speed isn't even noticeable. Unless one is doing very lengthy crunching/rendering tasks.
I don't see anything from Intel that makes me feel a need to upgrade. I suppose a Haswell instead of Ivy-Bridge in my laptop would improve power usage.
I am getting the impression that Intel has already got the best from the Core architecture and all that remains is shrinkage and minor tweaks which will continue to eek out a few percentage points with each revision.
I am not a chip architect, I haven't a clue what may come next but I feel that until Intel come up with a true advancement of the Core architecture or indeed a whole new one, processor performance has hit a plateau.
I already pre-censor everything I watch...
I read the title.
Don't need no further help thanks.
Re: I don't understand something here...
1) This would not report on what you are watching if it is a stream from another source... Internet TV, BluRay, local video file..... The data wouldn't have as much value to copyright lawyers if it just ID'd TV broadcasts.
2) Not to my mind.
Please remember that most businesses are not in business to benefit the consumer, no more than a farmer is in business to benefit sheep.
Re: Pokki...? Seriously?
"Why, why, WHY?"
You are looking for altruism where there is none. This is about monetisation.
A commodity such as a consumer really shouldn't ask why. Be grateful we have listened and given you with the right hand whilst taking away with the left. Now just buy the product and capitulate.
Re: Puberty problems
"This sounds more like a requirement to boost numbers rather than provide any reasonable service."
Exactly my thoughts. Have an up.
This is about nurturing a bank balance, not nurturing youngsters in the pursuit of education.
I cannot see any university aspiring teenager getting any useful information from Linked In that could not be found elsewhere. Elsewhere places that don't request personal and private data in order to pass on that information.
Can I charge rent
for the transmissions that pass through and thus occupy space in my house?
@helicoil Re: Step one...
Please don't quote me out of context.
Don't get mobile on contract.
Step 2. Buy phone from out of town anonymously or lie.
Step 3. Buy SIM anonymously or lie from out of town.
Step 4. Never leave switched on in a 4+(paranoia dependent) mile radius of home.
Step 5. Buy top-ups with cash.
As one is always tracked by the telco, and this can not be avoided, the data collected this way provides some anonymity. Do you need to be that anonymous? The problem lies with the data getting into the wrong hands, and most hands that aren't your own are the wrong hands.
The tracking Apple proposes is easy to avoid. Switch of the feature and if one can't, get a phone on which one can.
For a (n informed) consumer there is choice. And readers, as many of you are IT professionals, this shouldn't be a problem. It depends on how deeply one feels for the uninformed sheep I suppose....Bear in mind that their consumption, just like mine supports very rich people and keeps wage slaves in work.
Re: Training your replacement.
Careful... That SQL is awfully close to something a terrurist could use as a cyber-wipon*
Not a misspell... just dodging N5A keyword filters. ;-)
Please, Please, Please
Not Billie Piper, a fair actress indeed in certain roles. As The Doctor? Ludicrous.
Re: Call me old fashioned...
I agree have an up.... However as this is expected, the spoilers are at the tail of every episode. It would be prudent to have the remote within reach of ones mitt.
of my 9 year old Nokia 6170, which I still use for one of my contact numbers.
Raid millions of bank accounts....
Become a banker!
An intruder did or didn't
and they don't know?
Kudos to them for accepting the worse case scenario and overhauling their systems.
So many systems belonging to large corps are compromised so often that I think it is obvious that ones data is not safe in the hands of any company with Internet facing servers. I like to think that I know a bit about securing data and networked systems. The truth of the matter is that there will always be someone who could simply walk through any security measures I employ. I don't believe that there is any such thing as a secure system. Even if code and hardware can be made 100% secure, if a person other than oneself has access, it can be compromised.
Re: "The best minds of my generation have worked out how to block ads"
It seems NoScript, Adblock, BetterPrivacy, Ref Control, CookieMonster and User Agent Addons for Firefox do a pretty good job of hiding or misreporting the data sent/available during the session.
Basically BrowserSpy.dk reported my IP address, Browser, OS and DNS service correctly and precious little else.
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