326 posts • joined 6 Sep 2008
"It isn't just Apple that looks a little less miraculous today – the entire consumer electronics industry looks a bit tragic and battered"
Dear Andrew, you are plainly and utterly wrong, as for the other makers that is, but trully right about Apple.
Examples? http://motorolaara.com/ and do you remember this video that people mocked at? The Samsung Youm? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7vZtZw-JxM
Samsung will make bendable displays, be assured of that. And if Google kick their buts off, they will revamp their software, there are so many ways to do it...
I don't know how is it nowadays, but my Nokia 5800 Xpress shamed any music player (be it Apple or whatever) in the market, between 2009 and 2012. I even recall one of my colleagues miffed when we compared the same music at the same bitrate and with the same headphones and he found that is beloved iPod was beaten :-P
I can devise harmless torrents files that get concatenated with...whell, you know what :-P
"So how will the three people in different countries learn about a secret warrant served?"
Easy. Just set up a user login (not canary of course :-P), and only use it to send an harmless email like "meeting at 8pm". Or even better, just use that login to sign in and sign out into a dormant server. The server in turn will email the 3 person. Done.
When will they learn that a smart TV without a remote with a proper keyboard its idiotic?
Trying the netbook hijacking will not work
Since 2006? That reminds me a colleague of mine who loves to use one of the production AS400 to test code...but sometimes he gets his punishment, like spending a whole weekend reverting the results of his stupidity :D
Educate the public
My experiments on educating my friends and fellow works showed me that only the ones that really appreciate their privacy where interested in my advices. For the rest it was something like:
"so, you dont mind that someone from the law agencies read your emails, listen to your conversations,etc,etc?"
"of course not, I don't have anything to hide!"
"but that's the point, why spying on you if you are a good citizen?"
"thats to find criminals and terrorists and paedos!"
"but you are not none of these...*sigh*...ok, so, if you dont have nothing to hide, can I access your email? As a good friend of yours I'm concerned that you one day can kill yourself"
"I see...so, you mind that me, your best mate, who you know would never do anything against you, have access to your email, but care nothing if some dude, because wears a government badge, access it at his/her will?"
Between "reality" shows, talent contests, brazilian and brazilian-style soaps, the 10 mins comercial breaks and the news that some footbaler has a new g/f, what's left? Not to mention that the money that governmens provide 99% of the time ends in the same old producers...
"most likely due to the complexity of the equipment and reverse engineering required.”"
They plugged the lighbulb counterclockwise?
Re: Well, well, well. I perfectly well understand that the expression "allies"....................
Everyone knows (our at least should be), that what in fact happened its that the german banks were the ones who got bailled out, not the other way round. At what cost? Public debt on that countried skyrocketed.
Re: Somewhere along the line PEOPLE get involved
"then there will be a home-grown skills shortage that will thoroughly stifle tech progress in China."
Each year China have new graduates in the thousands, do you really think there will be a shortage?
"Why? Because the first thing an IT grad/professional in China does on gaining a few years experience is start scouring the global job market for opportunities. "
You are making assumptions from a non.Chinese perspective, you are not considering how patriots they are for example. And Im not aware of any trend about hiring Chinese graduates in the West.
Constrainsts vs Bloatware
"An application developed to deal with the constraints of the 80s and 90s, or even early noughties, would never take full advantage of the new platform, he argued."
Yeah, make sloppy code, no problem, if there is any performance issue just throw up more resources on it ...
"A 20 year old bug has been discovered in an algorithm so pervasive it's used in the Mars Curiosity rover, cars, aircraft, Android phones and a string of popular open source wares."
And iOS and OSX as well. There, the reporter was distracted I'm sure...
Where I live, sometimes I have the impression that the cellphone companies are not competitive enough, but after reading an article like this...my former telco provides a VoiP number even in the most basic tv+phone+internet package. If I connect to their network from abroad, using open wifi, I was able to call for landlines back home for free...
"You will be able to access popular apps such as Groupon, Netflix, Pinterest, Candy Crush Saga and Minecraft – all available for direct download!"
Something's wrong here...no Angry Birds??
Like your mouth sometimes, but...but...but...nobody cares!
Maybe FB trialled "Unlike" and it went badly wrong?
"My latest supply chain check indicates that.."
Let me guess: he warmed one of his fingers in the hole where the sun never shines and put it to the air to check the wind.
Re: Not renewables...
"Germany having announced "Kerntechnik nein danke!" is now in a stew over Russian gas - they are using the EU to try to block the South Stream so Russia will have to continue to supply Ukraine and thus Germany"
The germans (read politicians and industrials), dont give a shait about Ukraine, they have the Nord Stream already http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nord_Stream .
And its interesting to know who is onboard...http://www.nord-stream.com/about-us/our-shareholders/
Wait a minute...
A brit national using an EC directive to get results on a court? The same country that is so Eurosceptic (when its convenient)? Whats next, Eurobonds?
Is it me or I'm reading it as Nudity?
When I see someone proposing something to me without given the full story I tend to think that there is something wrong. Maybe they have good reasons to not given further details, but Im entitled to my reasoning as well so, I think its not me who are in the losing side.
"Piously, he reminds the audience that it's something America would never do: “We nearly are alone in the world in not using our intelligence services for the competitive advantage of our businesses.”
Oh man, I almost wet myself on this one :). Was the interview given after lunch?
I'm sure that I'm not the only one in thinking that all this rubbish trend about collecting information from your body it will produce tons of hypochondriacs....
I just imagine myself heading to the parliament with this marvell with me...
Re: Dear Europe
Because voting in the traditional parties are much better...
Re: GPS is shite ....
"Because I can, I stick my Nokias GPS "here" drive app on, most journeys. It invariably chooses the "wrong" route."
You can't badmouth Nokia HERE here...the software now runs on windows phone and its "perfect"...:-P
Re: GPS is shite ....
"I've been using Satnav for over a decade, first using Tomtom on a Nokia N70, and it is far from anywhere near capable of finding the truly quickest route given the time of day and day of week."
Make a test with Sygic and let us know how it went :-)
That's what all the Americans need, and a good kick in the teeth to Comcast et al
"Damage caused by privileged users is the most extensive, the hardest to mitigate and the hardest to detect as it is done by authorised users doing things they are authorised to do,"
They are talking about the likes of CEOs and CFOs cooking the numbers?
"They are often very technically savvy and have elevated access to systems making it easy for them to cover their tracks ... cases of fraud and theft by privileged users often go undetected and unsolved."
Like what happened at Enron and Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC ? Yeah, a bunch of DBAs, Network ops and Sys admins criminals...
"About a third of respondents said access right policies were well defined and controlled by IT."
Well trained and well informed companies?
"Organisations had been defrauded by staff stealing real estate client lists, patient health care records and corporate intellectual property."
Yeah, a gang made of DBAs, Network ops and Sys admins...
If, just if...
the courts were entitled to half the money the lawyers get paid in patents cases...you know, for the hassle, paperwork and the taxpayers money spent so they can have a court of law to annoy people...zZzZz uh?? Damn, I was dreaming....
"God alone knows what the real truth is."
The truth is that its the best Youtube channel ever!
Anyway, believe it or not I forgot about the designation of England...only Great Britain came up :D
Is this better for the UK, Ireland, Wales and Scotland? UKIWS? UKWSI? WUKSI? SUKWI? Yeaah, SUKWI....
"so if Russia chooses to supply only Germany, theoretically the Germans could share."
Check who is the shareholder of 51% in the Nord Stream pipeline and who is the chairman. The same chairman that told to anyone who wanted to hear that Crimea belongs to Russia.
The Germans don't give a f*ck about anything and anyone in Ukraine and 20+ billions invested in Russia it's not a small amount of money. So what the Germans did? They cut out Ukraine and all the countries between them and the Russian gas. If the rest of Europe wants to be free from the Russian control, Kazakhstan its the only way to go (besides Algeria and Egypt for now). Its the only neighbour that Russia fears and unable to control.
"Additionally, Rogozin said that Russia will not deliver its RD-180 rocket engines unless it receives a guarantee that the parts will not be used "in the interests of the Pentagon." "
That was funny to read.
""The price of freedom is eternal vigilance" - you want an open OS, expect to be targeted by miscreants. Simples!"
Can you give me an example of a closed OS that no miscreant will be interested to target?
"Is it as bad as your grammar checker?"
The day you learn a foreign language and use the grammar like a native, then we can talk again, meanwhile, vai levar no cú :-D.
Did Nokia fixed their lousy routing algorithm by now?
Re: Publishing the code?
"Isn't it a requirement of using Linux that the code modifications must be published? "
GPLv2 was published in June, 1991...after so many years, people still come with this dumb quote? NO, the source must be PROVIDED with the binaries DISTRIBUTED. Since the recipient is only one entity, they are the only one entitled for it.
"So we'll have the US Merchants of Death (tm) developing code which Al Quaeda can use in their drones. Neat."
Al Quaeda use Windows on their desktops and laptops. The only drones they use are made with paper...
Re: Too many idiots with no common sense in this world!!!!!!!
"As far as sacrificing the CEO because of stupidity, the ENTIRE IT department should be LONG GONE before you even look at the CEO."
"The supermarket employed a team of security specialists in Bangalore tasked with monitoring its computers around the clock. Any problems were supposed to be reported to Target’s security operations centre in Minneapolis, Minnesota." http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/03/14/target_failed_to_act_on_security_alerts/
We can blame the IT Dept to not scrutinize more in depth the work made in Bangalore but, what if the Dept its under resourced, paid badly and full of juniors because of the offshore brilliant idea of the CFO/CIO...
What's better than a CFO as a CEO to understand how security works?
Re: The time for Tizen has come, then.
"Even for Samsung who could try and transition to Tizen and say to customers, 'but you've got the same apps'."
Bada didnt happened a to long ago, but looks like almost everyone forgot it no? And the sales were not bad either. But who will gone burn money a second time just that Samsung can play a new OS again? Tell that to former Bada phones owners. I'm tired of the all Nokia affair now, but they had the thing, MeeGo, their loyal customers would wait for the apps to show up now matter it would take. But in the end, they treated that fan base like shite, like they did for so many times, releasing some phones over and over jusr with a different shell. You know, I start to think that the whole Elop operation happened because the Nokians allowed it. They just wanted the money and move on.
"They shouldn't want to. Just deal with making the best hardware. With the all the possible options."
Right, looking at the pace of what hardware that WP is able to support, the manufacturers would seem like they were making a race of snails...it was well know fact that Nokia had to wait for Microsoft to release some tech because the good people of Redmond are fast in producing code (not). Nokia in the meantime changed a bit the look and feel of their release of WP, go figure.
"good call quality seems to be difficult for anybody other than Motorola / Nokia"
Nothing to do with how the cellphone companies handle the voice in 4G and how the specifications were made...
"And don't forget Sammy and htc are already WP8 partners, even if they have been neglecting it of late, which they now get for free."
And how a manufacturer can differentiate their offerings using WP8?
How many millions?
Commenting on rumors that have raging for a long time now its a bit pointless but, nonetheless, considering the fiasco that was the 5c, I doubt that Apple would put in production a new product in a number of that magnitude. At least not after a good blitz of marketing campaign.
You meant pressing it wrong no?
"We are committed to continuing our support for feature phones, the Asha family, and the Nokia X family of devices, announced at the Mobile World Congress in February," Elop wrote.
Of course they are committed, last time they weren't Nokia burnt all their Symbian market...
The naked king
People now compares Apple products (and pseudo announcements) with the current offers from Japan, China and South Korea not the way around...well informed people are a bitch thing no?
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