* Posts by Keven E.

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Hey, America. Canada's watchdog just slapped net neutrality rules on wireless internet

Keven E.

Re: How is this net neutrality?

"So Akamai and other CDNs or Net Edge Cache systems are evil?

"No! We didn't mean THAT!" "

Oh, Yes we did!

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'One day, YOU won't be able to SENSE the INTERNET,' vows Schmidt

Keven E.

Re: SHIoTE

"Aside from that the ability to apparently decide in microscopic detail what your buying preferences are will result in the perfect advertising campaign aimed at you personally."

Advertising will be useless because everyone'll have enough information from the IoT to always have only the best *version available and everyone will know what that is and buy only that. The end of materialism as we know it. Only form will matter. Functionality will cease to function.

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Net neutrality bunfight heads to Congress, with predictable results

Keven E.

Neutrality means...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8mD2hsxrhQ

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Obama makes net neutrality pledge in State of the Union

Keven E.

I've never met Obama

From his speech:

"Understand, you've got to earn it – you've got to keep your grades up and graduate on time."

It's what they do now...

I'm from Chicago, the west side.

Nobody said all teachers are great. (whatever that means)

From "No Child Left Behind" (not that I'm all impressed by this GOP inspired theory, which I consider similar to an accountant keeping an extra set of books just for the public)

"The act requires states to provide "highly qualified" teachers to all students. Each state sets its own standards for what counts as "highly qualified". Similarly, the act requires states to set "one high, challenging standard" for its students. Each state decides for itself what counts as "one high, challenging standard," but the curriculum standards must be applied to all students, rather than having different standards for students in different cities or other parts of the state."

Something tells me the rural Alabama standard is a bit different from city of LA..

45 states have already been give "Flexibility" waivers.

It's true. People are different. Everywhere.

Equality is in our constitution. In this case, it's specific to an access to education. Think of it as adding two years on to high school.

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Keven E.

I've never met Obama

"The existing education system cannot graduate even minimally competent people from city schools while lying about the results and needs a complete over haul but he wants to break something that works for the sole reason of "equality"."

Clearly not breaking something that "works" (good enough).

"Equality" is a pretty good "sole reason", as sole reasons go.

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"Maybe the continued media glorification of the hip hop THUG life will result in some nice crackhouse jobs for these new "graduates"."

Thinly veiled would be an understatement.

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Go Canada: Now ILLEGAL to auto-update software without 'consent'

Keven E.

Documenting change

Doesn't the term *upgrade (sort of) imply adding features... specifically with software? To me it's something beyond a patch collection. One expects it to do the same functions faster or more efficiently, perhaps more security hardened, but expanding functionality is part of an *upgrade, which is a new purchase... which generally includes a new licensing agreement negotiated for each new purchase.

Not that people don't go from Brandx.5 to Brandx.6 because they just want to feel/say they have the newest, and that they never do anything new with it, but.

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It sounds like each piece of software now needs to first make available for us a program which will provide us with documentation of the consent we give to install it, and separate documentation for every installation of any and all new/additional programs/features in the future. That oughta provide a coupla two-tree coders a gig for a while...

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And... what about the profitability of those telecommunications service providers, the lack of which certainly presents an identifiable threat to the availability (at all) of its network. Did Canada sign onto the TTIP?

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Keven E.

Bug repair

In the original license agreement section 34, paragraph 3, line 7, it states that you knowingly install this software with "bugs", which you agree we will fix for you (when we get around to it, of course). By "fix" we mean insert code that copies all of your contact information and database and drops off a copy by phoning home, the location of which we reserve the future right to change by "fixing a previously unknown bug".

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Hollywood vs hackers: Vulture cracks Tinseltown keyboard cornballs

Keven E.

Re: Oh come on, you missed the best one!!!

Well... if you haven't seen this yet...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6C_HjWr3Nk

... you wouldn't know the password if "jeff".

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FBI fingering Norks for Sony hack: The TRUTH – by the NSA's spyboss

Keven E.

Identity crisis

...every individual around the world to have ONE and ONLY ONE id on the internets, ...

It's not too much to record, but perhaps track. It's not like the internet is *naturally anonomizing. "Close enough" here is easy enough to (eventually) figure out by correlation of all that data/history that's being collected.

It sounds surprisingly similar <ahem> to the spawn of satan's push for "big data". So when the government does it in the guize of security, it sucks, but when corporations do it to try to sell you a set of tires for that car you just bought... well... ok, that sucks too.

... and all actions will be through a government sponsored proxy...

I have little doubt that this isn't already (basically) happening.... there are no reasonables to think otherwise. (have you ever done a tracert without some hop along the way not telling you *who it is?) Maybe not for idea control (whatever), but what's the functional difference between a copier/slurper and a log on a proxy other than the intent to announce itself?

<tin foil>

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Ex-Microsoft Bug Bounty dev forced to decrypt laptop for Paris airport official

Keven E.

Electronics "x-ray" table

Aren't there sophisticated enough "scanning" devices to see what electrical currents (even minute amounts) are active, so, therefore, booting a device all the way *electrically engages the hard drive, the video card, the motherboard, the nic/wifi interface, the screen... sufficiently exposing the % of the innards of a machine and all of the physical masses and pathways as electricity flows through it?

<tinfoil>

Not that that doesn't leave room for explosive stuff I suppose, but.

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US watchdog boss pencils in net neutrality February showdown – report

Keven E.

"Surely someone somewhere would have seized this opportunity a while back if it actually existed."

It truly does still exist, as "Condo associations" make deals with one company over another for wiring a building. There are only 2 co's available per neighborhood, per municipal "share the wealth" agreements, and you become a "one" or "the other" (of those two only) building. Some buildings won't let you mount dishes. There are 76 units in my building... I'll guess the cable company has one big pipe and one overtaxed router to serve allus. I'd bet most school dorms have the same offerings (limits).

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T-Mobile US CEO on wearables: 'Apple Watch is the tipping point'

Keven E.

Perhaps a strap on abacus

"...about a half a dozen posts..."? Hmmmm.

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"...the potential of this category..."

"...going from niche to mainstream..."

It's like the bullshit bingo game is rigged.

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Keven E.

Re: I keep forgetting...

It does seem as if earl grey was needed here to make it palatable.

Scoular hit the nail on the head. Clearly, Reg readers are special set of watch-wearers.

I suggest Apple buyers aren't anywhere near the boredom *stage anymore.

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Keven E.

Re: Relax and enjoy the ride

I fully appreciate the ease of flow life garners from being in sync with others. Certain things would just not happen if we didn't come together in space/time.

That being said, most *things just don't need the overlay of time, and certainly not the usual applied accuracy or frequency.

Not that there's anything wrong with being a self-control freak. Wait for it........

<snicker>

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Keven E.

Re: Second!!!!

I have to admit that as a child I really looked forward to the DickTracy TV watch...

http://techland.time.com/2013/02/11/dick-tracys-watch-the-most-indestructible-meme-in-tech-journalism/

... so a Skype type app on a watch might add enough value for me to get one, but I still ain't gonna like that "feeling of someone holding my wrist" all day long. I know people get used to it... I never could.

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Keven E.

Relax and enjoy the ride

Carrying a time piece strapped around your wrist so you so you can satisfy a need to know exactly what/where you and your relationship with it is at any given moment(sic) is really a borderline "unhealthy" obsession... not like whatever society you participate in hasn't trained you to think otherwise. Some people actually maintain a stockholm syndrome with *time.

Having fun yet?

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Keven E.

I keep forgetting...

... people have an ocd-like obsession with time.

"As for people wearing watches, yes that's still the majority of people." A quick survey around the office here (even if a limited sample on this day) show out of 20 only 4 are wearing (or do wear) wrist watches. Ages range from 25 to 65. Ages of the 4 wearing them are 28, 49, 55, 65.

"Don't judge the world using only your own frame of reference; it's too limiting."

Hello pot, meet kettle.

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It all starts with boredom, then moves into narcissism which then converts to masochism and eventually bondage scenarios... always looking for a new bling master to justify your relationship with the spawn of satan (marketing) and it's older brother the consumer-junkie.

I know... a simple <snicker> would've been enough, but what kind of fun would that be.

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Keven E.

Second!!!!

Who the fark wears a watch?

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Sony Pictures hit by 'fightback on filesharers' DDoS claims – report

Keven E.

Re: Nice artwork

Kinda reminds me of Al Jaffee.

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EU breaks 'legally binding' lobbying register promise

Keven E.

Re: Stop calling it lobbying

"But the bottom line is this: It's organised and legalised bribery."

Yes. Also, as I alluded to... prostitution.

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Keven E.

Stop calling it...

..."lobbying".

Is this word still left over from "when they used to do it in the lobby"? <snicker>

Come on over to our "house"... we'll do "it" there.

Can we get a registry of *houses to visit?

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HOLD IT! Last minute gifts for one's nerd minions

Keven E.

Re: Keurig

Yeah... just barely passable. Even still, the darkest roasts available only release so much flavor in the limited time the grounds in a Keurig are exposed to H20.

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Speaking of time, the Yoga3 battery life has a bit to be desired, even if I'd never recommend leaving home without the charger for any piece of kit.

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FCC hits pause on Comcast-TWC gobble AGAIN

Keven E.

Re: Unbelievable Corruption

Those who justify defining corporations as people so as to align with the statement "of the people, by the people and for the people.

Doesn't this fall into the category of RICO?

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Elasticsearch tells us all about its weighty Big Data tool

Keven E.

Laziness

"...how successful an ad campaign was; why a DBMS is running slowly; and even when did an ATM break down?"

No. Not "big" problems at all. All three are the solution looking for a problem to justify its existence. The first is/should be (defined) built into the campaign itself (oldest story in the capitalists book). The second is running *slowly (compared to whatever) because of the size of the useless data you are subjecting systems to... and the third is, well, a self defining pile of bullpuckets. Your ATM's suck (by design) if they aren't faster than and are relying on your average disgruntled user who ran out of pocket cash and will take the time to tweet about it.

Keep the "examples" coming tho. Love to hear what else you believe you have in *storage.

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Can't stop Home Depot-style card pwning, but suppliers will feel PCI regulation pain

Keven E.

There's something missing

"I can tell the sales staff not to write a customers credit card number down in a book, but they will still do it. I'm in no position to discipline them, or keep tabs on them all day to ensure they comply."

It sounds like your in charge enough to feel you should "tell them", but not enough to "discipline them"... yet you know that"they still do it"? Hmmmmm..... here's a helping hand policy to start with: "Three strikes and you're out." If you are "in charge" they must know they are risking your *situation (as well as their own).

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ICANN HACKED: Intruders poke around global DNS innards

Keven E.

"Well, 'cracker' is a racial epithet in the US, that's why the press avoids it."

As in a "whip cracker"? So... blacks using it is calling white people "slave owners"? It's been quite a while since the literal reality, but if it's a substitute for outright calling them "racists", sad to say, but there's a good chance they are accurate. I'm with Khaptain.

What's a "colt"? <wink>

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Google must free us from 'invisible web of our personal data' – DPA

Keven E.

Human data?

I can't wait to hear the story that (all) three major credit reporting agency's have been hacked and all human, private data is no longer.

... that should tank the big data market. <snicker>

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Keven E.

Actually...

Yes. The print is too small.....and, MS came to mind immediately as I read (clearly *they aren't alone)

Default values should not be "opt in". How about 15million a month until you provide us with a working "opt out" page?

Free service, my arse.

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Creating more harmony around end user computing

Keven E.

Re: End user computing is like retail

"without this we are losing sales"

BULLHOCKEY!

More specifically... and I have the logs to prove it... let's take a look at the percentage of personal content that you use work email for... some data that doesn't involve your "opinion".

So, after review, the answer is "with that, you waste our time and resources on the internet+personal emails during work hours, and you certainly don't (almost never) connect in and do work after hours to balance things out". Your *need to be plugged in 24 hours a day doesn't have anything to do with supporting your work ethic.

You're fired and so is your so-called supervisor.

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.Bank hires Symantec to check credentials

Keven E.

unfreakingbelievable

"....and a check that the registrant is not on any blacklists."

It's like crime fighting on the late 60's TV Batman.

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MEPs want 'unbiased search', whatever that is – they're not sure either

Keven E.

Creativity rules!

Paid for gets *unbiased -vs- unpaid for receives *biased. Some kinda business plan must be allowed for... this *seems to work... kinda.... for half of us... probably... maybe not...

How about a mandatory3... no, 4... no.... 5 word search/fields... then just deliver the results in custom order (eg. sort by a number of different "whatever you choose" guidelines) which can be changed every time and/or follow a default value set for your browser/user combo. Then you only have (well more of) yourself to blame about the results. Actually... that should be available now just to see how consistent the current results are.

Aren't they already following "trending" (so-to-speak) and having pre-compiled search results delivered... even if just to speed things up and ease up concurrent processing requests? (disregarding issues with how it was compiled in the first place). You can't expect them to do everything and offer it *free... can you?

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ATTACK OF THE DRONES: ‘Nefarious’ private use rising, says top Blighty copper

Keven E.

Re: Blocker

I'd always figured I'd end up getting a conceal and carry permit so I can defend myself from the coming "thief drones" with a fuselage mounted cannon... DRONE: "This is a stick-up. Put the lotion... I mean, wallet in the basket, or I'll shoot".

I figure I have a split second to drop and roll and fire, yet, I realize now all I'll need is either signal blocker or a chain mail glove to just grab it out of the air. Or, perhaps, a netting launch gun... or maybe a really big fly swatter...

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Obama HURLS FCC under train, GUTPUNCHES ISPs in net neut battle

Keven E.
Alien

General chaos

More of a (knee) jerk reaction to marketing always getting its frickin mitts into centralized data/tracking systems. That sucking sound ain't from you getting *content. <snort> It goes deeper than that, but I'll stop now before I...

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Keven E.

Re: Net neutrality: the already solved problem

"S.I.P. traffic has a QOS tag so that it always wins over torrents. Netflix could also get a QOS tag so that it doesn't start lagging when a download is started. "

And where does VPN (ie. unidentified) traffic fit in all that?

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Keven E.

Re: Class of Service and Pandora

Those differences themselves may be the value delivered for difference in price (cost of running a 24/7 customer service center + employees awaiting asleep or watching late night telly/Netflix while endless pizza's arrive) but it doesn't explain the reduction of bandwidth to businesses for the price. Since they can generally anticipate a consistent usage from the business side, they can reasonably "guarantee" you won't have any service degradation (or certainly won't notice it). COS management has already removed most any "net neutrality" from application... pretty much everywhere. Treating it as Title II is just opening the court doors for judges (mostly lawyers, tho) to bring definitions of "unjust or unreasonable discrimination in charges, practices, classifications, regulations, facilities, or services" into the 21st century. That quote describes the pandora's boxes which have already been opened. I'm not saying I wouldn't welcome *neutrality... seems a bit late. It would create a hell of a lot of govmnt. jobs to attempt to enforce it, tho. <snicker>

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Keven E.

Re: "Akamai and other CDNs accidentally outlawed"

Good riddance!

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Having a Web Summit? Get some decent Wi-Fi!

Keven E.

Spoiled brats

20000+ expectations of ego gratification... all attempting vpns through a single wifi so they can wank off their latest video kit. Nothing *summit about it.

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IT JOB OUTSOURCING: Will it ever END?

Keven E.

Societal progress by definition can't be uneven

I question the suggestion that the progress of society has prosperity at its core. Plain and simple: "richness" is subjective. A decent-quality democratic political system is clearly not attainable when capitalism is a driving force. I don't see society-as-a-whole being supported when the polarization of politics (as I prefer to call it "classholism") is seeking to maintain the status quo of those divisions. This has clearly manifested in the aforementioned quick rise to the 10 to 50 times in global inequality as well as the inequalities that exist in the same (quite efficient) structures (eg. the mailroom and the penthouse). It doesn't seek to progress things from a social perspective. Individual freedoms and private property's are obviously not inherently society building. I'm not saying they couldn't be or never are.

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Knock Knock tool makes a joke of Mac AV

Keven E.

I'll order a round for the bar

It's all about pronunciation.

How is one s'posed to spell punctuation, ashdav?

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Keven E.

Define the definition of is.

"...true malware, which is something you never intended to install or didn't install but it happened through a remote/web exploit."

Don't we need a coupla two tree more parameters for this definition, cuz with just *those it seems quite equatable to a "virus"?

I challenge that the *only difference is that a virus just spreads without you/your machine *doing anything...

... like I just did by opening Pandora's box (snicker).

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Feds seek potential 'second Snowden' gov doc leaker – report

Keven E.

Goal!!!

Oh..... actual Football! (not handegg)

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Keven E.

"So" protective of... definitions of right and left, perhaps.

"But you have to agree that Obama has taken warrantless & illegal surveillance to an unprecedented level."

No, I don't. Obama is just the current figurehead.

"...who are absolutely loath to criticize a Democratic President."

I'd have no problem with it if he actually was Democratic. Way too centrist.

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Keven E.

"I don't think there is a conspiracy to overthrow the first democratic president in a while..."

Irrelevant. Nobody does. Scahil (et.al) is just trying to suck cash out of a controversy... just like most of what Fox news "journalists" report. It's fitting in his picture he's shadowed by a big puppet/statue.

BTW... the rest of the quote is... "more than twice as many as all previous presidents put together." The suggestion that this, as a "policy", is somehow different than any other administration is *bullpuckets. This is bringing the tools available together to do a job, more specifically successful... and pseudo-transparent. Previous presidents would just "disappear" people (wink).

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Keven E.

"Seven criminal prosecutions for national security leaks were instigated during the first five years of Barack Obama's presidency."

Explain the relevancy of this statement without offering a comparison time span of a different presidency.

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Totes AMAZEBALLS! Side boob, binge-watch and clickbait added to Oxford Dictionary

Keven E.

Re: OED is tickling you

Took 'em long enough... OED is the original listicle.

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Marriott fined $600k for deliberate JAMMING of guests' Wi-Fi hotspots

Keven E.

Re: A small step in the right direction

"I remember once plugging my laptop in a switch on a customers' desk, and having IT stand next to me within 15 minutes. Good times..."

A reason to not run a DHCP server? <wink>

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Bring your spade: The BIG DATA Gold Rush has begun

Keven E.

A bag of rocks by any other name...

"...solutions to handle what are now called Big Data problems..."

BINGO!

http://www.bullshitbingo.net/cards/bullshit/

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Keven E.

More bile from the spawn of satan

Marketing trying again to justify their shite attempts at back seat psychology, claiming the one or two successes a year they have as potential ROI gold. If they only had 100,000 times the data available they could somehow prove they're worth the original 1/100,000. Can't you see the potential?

Also, the tech sector infrastructure bubble needs a coat of paint on it because all that unused bandwidth and storage capacity is going to waste... maybe if it was a different shade of mauve. Why won't they just let us all watch movies on another screen at work... and then not only will ad rates go up, we'll have the pedal to the metal... full speed ahead... and trendy, to boot. We do have an unlimited data plan, don't we?

As the BOFH once said (I paraphrase) "Are you listening to the screaming of the fans"?

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Sun of a beach! Java biz founder loses battle to keep his shore private

Keven E.

I wonder...

... how much of the actual beach is included. Surfing up to but not onto the beach would be a bit restrictive.

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