39 posts • joined Thursday 22nd May 2008 11:27 GMT
Re: Let's see...
You are completely incorrect. Your data is not available to the hoster nor its customers nor NSA (unless they listen on the pipe)
I am impressed. Google is going into right direction.
Microsoft, like other companies, is supplying only what is ordered by a judge, according to laws of USA.
If he had only revealed extend of NSA activity in USA, then with a big dose of good will, you could say he did something defendable (although he sill violated terms of his employment). However, he is revealing foreign activities of NSA and other western intelligence agencies, and this is pure treason. I hope he will spend many years in jail.
But exploration by bunch of "shaved apes" is 50-200 times more expensive and if a robot gets stuck, it is cheaper to forget it and send another, better one. Keeping a bunch of human guinea pigs floating 200 miles above the ground has very little to do with science and space exploration.
Re: To boldly go......
Yes, they do conduct experiments. I asked what discoveries (hopefully important ones) have been made there.
Re: To boldly go......
OK, so please tell me what, apart from effects of weightlessness on human body, was discovered there?
I believe there is very little of any science going on there - this is just a cover for keeping this program and station afloat. The real reason is this erroneous belief that humans should be exploring space - no, they should not, robots are much better for this.
Re: Comparing 'Walled Gardens'
Google mines emails and text documents for business opportunities. This is order of magnitude more intrusive to what other companies are doing.
Re: Who's freaking who?
No, they cannot. USA is a free country, not a Russia or North Korea. And you need a tinfoil. You know, they are out to get you.
And what did you want to say?
You do understand that we are talking here about Azure, so all customers' data and programs run inside MS datacenters.
Snowden is not whistleblower - he did not reveal any crime committed by his company. Hi is just an idiot traitor.
If he only revealed scope of NSA's domestic activities, then with a lot good will you could say so. However, he also revealed a lot of details of foreign activities, and therefore he is just bloody traitor.
The models have been consistently overestimating:
Re: If Google were stiffing their competitors...
Microsoft _was_ much worse. Things did improve in the last 10 years or so.
damaged by alcohol in womb
OK, poor bastard, but there is something wrong with job selection procedure, that guy like that got access to classified information.
Re: Shock and horror
Scanning email for simple pattern matching against known spams differs quite a bit from analyzing your emails (and docs!) to understand you advertising profile. The Google is the worst privacy offender, and while every company is tempted to use fully all the data available, no, it is not true, that all companies are doing the same.
Re: Shock and horror
American government require a court order to read you emails, here we are talking about companies.
I do not know about Yahoo, but in Hotmail you data is private - no Microsoft employee or machine learning algorithms are pouring through your emails. Please note, that Google has recently announced a voice search service, where you can ask things like "When is my next flight". That means that Google looks not just for keywords, but must be using some advanced algorithm to _understand_ meaning of your emails.
Re: @ AC 0647hGMT - Whatever.
Perhaps you should spend less time writing on "denial industry" and go to e.g. http://climateaudit.org/ and check how crappy the "climate change science" is.
Re: Come on
These are not children. This is Apple suing every major phone manufacturer and now getting something in return.
Unlikely. If it was used for over 10 years, then surely was fit for the purpose.
He will soon appear on Russian TV, praising Putin and, at least in comparison to USA, personal freedoms and government openness citizens of Russia enjoy.
Re: Postgres? No, thank you.
Really? Sybase is better than SQL Server?
This is outrageous. It is not business of government to tell people what is true and what is not (especially that they produce a mountain of idiotism every day).
Rule of law is certainly upheld here, you just not like the law.
Re: Goldman Sachs downgraded Microsoft's stock to a "sell" rating
They "totally and utterly failed to move with the times" Really, and that's why for example their Server and Tools division grows in double digits for the last several years ? :-)
The new IBM - wonderful! IBM is a great company with very solid profitability and great R&D.
You know, toys are not everything...
Re: Internet *privacy*?
No, Chinese government's actions do not derive from a "patriarchal notion of what is best for Chinese society", but from desire of Chinese Communist Party to stay in power.
Re: Delete Java
And these second division developers will write their Java code quicker and with less bug than you will with your C++ :-)
Re: In other words, $20 isn't going to sway anyone - WRONG
You do not mind that Google uses Machine Learning algorithms to go through all your Google docs?
Re: SO what?
I am afraid , this is a very childish talk. Fortunately, even your politicians are wiser.
Re: Somehow ..
You did not quite get what I wrote. I said "US government does not have a large organization devoted to hacking foreign companies to get their secrets"
Do you believe that the role of NSA is "hacking foreign companies to get their secrets"?
Re: Somehow ..
Yes, "The United States will not take the same path of digital corporate espionage "
US government does not have a large organization devoted to hacking foreign companies to get their secrets. The anti-hacking laws are also quite strict, so I do not think any, even medium size company, would do it either.
Re: In Other News
Of course. Adolf Hitler was a National Socialist.
Re: Surface Pro will also fail
>>RT does nothing that and android or is device can't
Well, it has much better handwriting recognition, for example.
They may be thinking about hardware solutions for self-driven cars.
Re: American freedom?
To Stef. Freedom is not about possession of something, but about having choice. American have "freedom to get free health care", they just wisely choose not too get it, because there is no such thing like free health care - ultimately the taxpayer pays. And please, do not tell me crap, about high quality of Cuban health care - it may be "free" but like in every communist country, better to be avoided.
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