201 posts • joined 28 Jan 2010
This guy is a dork and Snowden is a hero.
"There are no serviceable parts on Boeing's Black phone and any attempted servicing or replacing of parts would destroy the product. The Boeing Black phone is manufactured as a sealed device both with epoxy around the casing and with screws, the heads of which are covered with tamper proof covering to identify attempted disassembly."
Apple will sue Boeing on the basis that this is a copyrighted feature of the next model of Iphone.
"Collecting pictures of naked adults is not illegal " with the consent of the adult, otherwise, it is voyeurism which is a crime. There is no difference between this garbage and a toilet cam. However; courts seem to justify this activity on the basis that "people have no expectation of privacy when the government is spying on them".
Whether it is adults or children, considering the morality and mentality of the spies looking at these pictures, it is probably considered a fringe benefit of their job. Why haven't the people risen up against this junk?
Re: "the currency helps facilitate criminal activity"
What if the criminals decide not to put their money in banks, but to carry the money in suite cases?
Here is a math equation for you math fans. This equation holds true in the US. NSA + MPAA + Homeland security = a police state
Re: Ban dragnet surveillance data for use in domestic law enforcement
Explain to me how to tapping telephone conversations by US Congressmen and European leaders helps stop terrorism. I can hardly wait for your answer!
If anyone believes that the NSA is just trying to catch so called terrorists is a pretty stupid individual. It is only a matter of time before this spying is going to be used to catch enemies of the state such as people who disagree with what the government is doing. It might already be to late to stop these police state tactics.
It seems that Americans have forgotten the lessons of the past. They forget that J Edgar Hoover also maintained large collection on Americans (to fight crime) used this information to intimidate and harass his political enemies (like Martin Luther King).
This message is to my fellow Americans. Ben Franklin said "Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.” ”He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty
nor security". If Americans don't act on this massive tracking by the NSA, they deserve to become slaves of the government. As it was said, that not one act of terrorism was stopped by their massive slurping of these calls. It will be sooner than later that the government will use this data as a weapon against their political enemies. If you disagree with me, stuff it!
Re: Is there anybody who approves of this?
I own an Android and think nothing of it. 5 min and its done. Most of my friends with Androids also think nothing about changing a battery. Batteries can be worn out in as little as two year. I cant imagine anyone who would pay the high price of an Apple-whatever and having to throw it away after only two years. But then i guess that some have a lot more money than i do
Since when does anyone, including hackers, forfeit their 4th amendment rights?
Re: The elephant in the room
If you think that tablets and smart phones are not toys, try typing a 1000 page book on a tablet. Also, tablets and smart phones will always have the bottom end processors do to the fact that the faster processors will always generate more heat that can be safely handled. Upper end gaming and large databases will always need PC's. Also I enjoy watching a moving on my PC with it's 25 inch screen a whole lot more than watching that same Netflix movie on my Iphone 4 with it's tiny screen.
" or there is evidence of a crime.” As was shown by Hoover, I wonder when, not if, the crime in question is going to be along the order of people speaking against the government of the United States or anything that the government wants
Re: Shock and horror
Companies seeking to use external cloud services better think things over very carefully!
I wonder if Obama is going to overturn this chicken shit patent issue like the chicken shit patent issue that Samsung. Or is he going to make the declaration the Apple is the only smart phone that Americans can have
Re: It's ironic that this happens in the land of the free.
I wonder if the word Snowden translates to Solzhenitsyn in Russian
Re: Can someone please explain WHY I'd connect my fridge?
The NSA needs a way get into your fridge to collect data to prevent terrorism
Re: He's still a tool.
You can put Android on your Iphone if you value security.
Re: "they don't give you the Nobel Peace Prize for nothing"`
Considering the Republican party is controlled by the ultra radical right wing tea party which was formed and funded by the Koch brothers and big tobacco with the sole purpose in enriching big business. Koch industries said that if Obama was elected president, they would fire 50,000 of their employees!
With that kind of mentality representing the US, do you think that any Republican cares even a little bit about what happens to this country?
Re: makes Ballmer look like dead STEVE JOBS
Balmer has always looked like a dead Steve Jobs. He's butt ugly.
My elderly neighbor has the worlds safest computer
My next door neighbor had an old p3 computer. It was the safest in the world.
1. It was never hooked up to a network
2. No usb sticks were used
3. He only uses the software that he bought with that computer,
4. He never played a cd or dvd.
Sadly in the world today, if any one of the above activities are violated, the risk goes up no matter what operating system you use.
The real sad thing is that the Patriot Act was enacted into law under the Bush administration. Many years ago, I read an article that every email sent in the US went through 20 government data centers looking for words like "bomb", "ghad", etc. I also read that phone calls were being scanned for people using the same words. The real laugh is that Obama can't change this law. It must be changed by Congress and approved by him So far, President obama can't get his appointments passed by Congress and I doubt that he can change/scrap this law. My real question to you extremist-conservatives is where were you when the Patriot Act was passed and why didn't you scream bloody murder then????????????
From the sounds of it, Microsoft's Xbox isn't the product that they are selling, their customers are.
Re: Waste of Space
Funny, how you are asking that the President not ban Iwhatever just because it is an American country rather than a point of law? That would be the end of the word "justice" in the US. I am hoping that this will start a dialog in our government about the stupid patent system. The system is totally broken down and is counter productive.
From my point of view, I think that he was absolutely right. Of course, I use and support Linux.
My question is why does a computer containing sensitive information have any contract with the Internet, ether direct or indirect? Is is necessary for the people using these computers to have the ability to log on to Facebook? Computers containing top secret information should be totally isolated from the internet period. No sharing USB drives, no connecting to a network that has computers connected to the internet. If the Chinese can do this, so can millions of hackers world wide. Someone should be fired for this stupidity!
More corporate greed
Reading this article which states that R & D budgets are shrinking in a time of all time record profits by US corporations. It seems that corporations are so insanely crazed for quick money that they have lost their sense of reality.
Re: Whats the point of a touch UI on a desktop?
Why don't you try doing a days work on a touch UI. I have an Android table with a touch screen and my worst nightmare is having to use a similar UI in a production environment.
Now are we have to do is eliminate humans from the planet earth and we would have a perfect world. If course, these scientists would be exempt as the earth needs them to take care of it.
Re: FAIL - no Credit Agreement with Apple
Apple's attitude has always been a 'we own our customers and we can do anything with them that we feel like"
Anything you say dear, anything you say.
Re: ...And so the grand LIE is exposed...
At last I finally know why the Republicans are big on expanding VISAs for foreign professionals, and opening up a guest worker program. They want to drive wages down so that the 1 percent can get more money. Simple.
Re: Patented -- or worse?
In the United States, thanks to Sonny Bono and hist stupid copyright term extension act, copyrights are now extended to 120 years after the death of the creator.
MS is saying that Facebook phones are an exact copy their phone. That sounds like Apple claiming that Samsung phones are an exact copy of their crap. In claiming that Facebook phones are an exact copy of MS phones sounds like an 'Apple vs Samsung' lawsuit is going be coming down the pike.
I think that everyone should let the politicians know that if they pass this act, they will be unemployed after next election. This is sickening to see this kind of crap.
Re: Congratulations PC makers!
In the early days of personal computing, upgrade's were often made every 2 or 3 years because the performance gains were dramatic. I remember upgrading from my 286 to a 386. My 286 had MS-Dos 6.22. I had a hard time playing music on it, the ASCII games were stupid, and the internet was shell based. On the other hand, the 386 had a graphical interface (Windows 3.10), could play MP3's with ease, and the games were a whole lot more fun (Duke Nukem 3D, Doom, etc)
Now, I am writing this post on a 10 year old computer with a 3 Ghz P4 HT processor. I have a friend who has a computer with an 6 core i7, 32 gig DDR3 ram, and guess what? Almost 100 percent of what I do works equally well on both. Newer games work better on his, but Youtube comes through just fine.
In the corporate world, for the most part, existing systems work just fine. To upgrade would often provide fewer benefits and the conversion between the old system and new system would be expensive. In other words, if it ain't broke, why fix it. I think this is why corporations are very reluctant to upgrade
Yeah da kids would learn how to use Apple's app store alright, and little else.
Re: With Unity being pushed down the throat, who cares
I am evaluating a version of Lubuntu that seems to combine the best of Ubuntu and Lubuntu. It is called LXLE 12.04LTS. It is a distro of Lubuntu that has 5 year long term support. It runs well in 512 mb VM. It uses much Ubuntu flash such as Libre office, has samba installed and has a nice desktop among many other features. If you want to check it out it can be found at:
The nice part is that it is Lubuntu with 5 year lts just like Ubuntu 12.04LTS.
Sound like this is the year of chicken shit patents
Re: Oliver Mayes
Some company should hire him as a security consultant.
"The big shift as we go from $500 smartphones to even as low – for some companies – as $100 for a smartphone, you've got to dramatically rethink the supply chain and how you can build these products and do it profitably," Sculley said"
How can you get any cheaper than using the slave labor at Foxconn? According to MSN Money, the Iphone 5 costs Apple between $207 and $238 to make. They sell the Iphone 5 with 16GB for $649 making a cool $442 profit off of each unit. Or, in other words, they make about 200 percent profit. I can give them a suggestion if they want to sell their Iproducts cheaper, but something tells me they won't listen
Re: Starting figures are well out
Could that be because many private sector jobs are nothing but mcjobs? Do you propose to get police to work for minimum wage? Most of the criticism of what public sector people earn is from crazy right wing radicals who want everyone, but themselves, to be wage slaves. The upcoming battle in society is going to be between the upper 1 percent and everyone else
Re: Shark. Jumped.
I actually feel sorry for him. He should now apply for food stamps. I think that would help soften the blow.
Re: Install Linux and let 'em come
However, Linux does support Libre or Openoffice.
Re: It's a joke
The epetition site is a gathering point for crazies. The funny thing is that people would even think that we need to spend trillions to fight Darth Vader when there are millions of people starving to death in this world is beyond anything that I can think. If violence makes a better world, the earth would be a paradise by now. Sad
Re: Of course migrant workers don't take away american jobs in the long run.
The conservatives in America are more basic than that. Now that they have busted the labor unions and have artificially kept wages low for the working class, they are only trying to flood the market with these highly educated workers in hopes of driving their wages lower.
I had a project to construct a BBS as well as let people do normal office functions on the same computer. The computer was a 486 and had Windows 3.10 installed. I put RBBS on it and it worked, but when I started Microsoft Word, the modem would not function due to the fact that Win 3.10 had cooperative multitasking. I purchased os/2 (I think 2.1) which had preemptive multitasking. It also had the capability of running Windows 3.10 at the same time. The whole thing worked perfectly. The BBS ran well and the office work could be done at the same time. I remember os/2 as being an operating system ahead of its time. Perhaps the reason for its demise was that Microsoft saw that too.
Re: This is a 9 year old CHILD...
You sound a lot like 'Weird Al'. He makes sense too
Re: Orlowski will be able to put a positive spin on this
Is this any worse than what the RIAA did; suing a 7 year old girl whose mother was disabled for downloading a mp3? Maybe Anonymous can invent ways for people do download. Up with the Pirate Party.
I hope that this thing really takes off. Patent trolls are becoming the enemy of technological advances everywhere.
Re: White v Hispanic and Black
This is a bunch of bull. When I lived in San Francisco in the 50's, I could survive by speaking only Chinese. America was founded on immigrations and 'French Towns', 'German towns' and other communities where native languages were only spoken and the US survived. This is about hatred for a President solely because he is black! I remember in the 50's people used to say, 'I have a lot of black friends, but I would not want my sister to marry one --- or have a black president'