* Posts by FuzzyTheBear

247 posts • joined 25 Feb 2010

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Drops the mic... Hang on, hackers could be listening through my headphones?

FuzzyTheBear
Pint

Re: Odd

Note that this is as old as the world, speakers have been used as mics in intercom systems as long as i can remember. The way they exploit with the realtek ( of which i have one ) is kind of funny .. let em listen to the input noise of my power amp ,see if i care :)

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Trump hires very best, greatest net neut haters to head FCC transition

FuzzyTheBear
Stop

Bandwidth

On net neutrality. Does anyone believe for one minute Google or any other large outlet don't pay for their access ? Carriers , carry. That's their job ,they lay down the infrastructure and charge customers for their use of their pipes. Whatever is carried is none of their business. They got pipes and rent pipes. Whatever the pipe carries is none of their business period. The claim that they carry stuff that is valuable to others is not a valid argument. They rent pipes and charge for their use. That's the job of a carrier.

Anything else is argumentative bullshit trying to steal value from other companies who's job is content and do well at it.

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AI can now tell if you're a criminal or not

FuzzyTheBear

Politicians

I'd like that program to be run with a set of politician pictures.

Compare the results with known crooks liars and cheats that backstab the voters :)

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Trump's torture support could mean the end of GCHQ-NSA relationship

FuzzyTheBear

Re: I despair

Wait ... can Canada join the EU ? :)

And yes .. patriotic Canadian beavers are already hard at work erecting a wall all along the US/Canada border and preparing to send the bill to Donald ..

And i thought electing Justin was bad :| Dang im proud of being THIS side of the border.

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FuzzyTheBear
Black Helicopters

Wait ..

Do you REALLY believe that's all they're doing ? Splashing a cloth with water ?

Get real .. Behind the walls unseen .. in CIA's offshore prisons , for people they hand over to third parties this is not even the beginning of how they torture people. Intelligence is the dirtiest of all games , all countries have to play it. It's kept away from our eyes cause we would not be able to stand looking at how the game is really played . At how the people that are hired to do the job for us and our countries have to play the game . This is no fantasy , this is war .. no sides can afford to play any differently.

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British mobile AI 'bot perfecter stalked by Silicon Valley – report

FuzzyTheBear
Stop

AI it's all about where ?

If the data and processing is done " in home " on a PC and that the data used is strictly kept in home ,away from vultures like Google and Facebook , good , full speed ahead .. but if it becomes only one more way to pry into private lives ,feed the intelligence agencies and sell advertisement i say let it die.

I can already picture ...

" The answer to your question is brought to you by the makers of Nausea .. "

See what i'm saying ?

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Living with the Pixel XL – Google's attempt at a high-end phone

FuzzyTheBear
Stop

Missing ..

I often go down to basics and i'm generally getting shot for it .. but , with all the gadgetry around the basic phone questions are often overlooked , how well does it actually carry voice , voice quality , clarity , how easy is it to find the " sweet spot " to actually hear anything when answering ? How sensitive is the mic to background you don't necessarily want the other end to hear ? Seems reviews of phones are more about their gadgets than down to ground questions like : how well does it handle calls.

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Finally, that tech fad's over: Smartwatch sales tank more than 50%

FuzzyTheBear
Coat

Make it ..

make a cell phone the size of a watch , just making phone calls , not a smart phone , just a phone and i'd get one.

for the rest .. there's <insert brand here>

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Congress presents plan to tighten reins on FBI hacking

FuzzyTheBear
Coat

Listen ....

It will change nothing .. You really think that the FBI will abide and play by the rules of the law ?

ROFL

Mine's the one with the " i'm dying laughing call 911 " crest on the back

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The exploding Note 7 is no surprise – leaked Samsung doc highlights toxic internal culture

FuzzyTheBear
Coat

I love this

" Punishment of Kim Young-tae and the mind control of our employees. "

Says all i needed to know in that slide . Samsung is crossed out my purchase supplier list.

I'm getting out of here..

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FuzzyTheBear
Coat

Caring ?

If they don't give a ____ about their employees , you really think they will do differently about a tech news outlet ? I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for an answer.

My coat please ..

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US govt straight up accuses Russia of hacking prez election

FuzzyTheBear
Mushroom

Rewrite phrase ...

" could have authorized these activities " in " could have requested these activities to take place in order to interfere with the internal politics of another sovereign nation. "

I therefore make the observation and propose that WE send them the ball back and hack their servers and publish emails, internal party notes , memos , papers and everything they use the internet for and put it on sites that can be accessed by their population. .. Restart the old shortwave stations , boost power by 100 and broadcast to their population programs where their memos are read live on the air .Give them a notice : stop hacking us or we chop in one foot pieces the cables that links them to the internet from their country and send the pieces back one by one in boxes marked " postage due " to the Kremlin.

Why play Mr Nice Guy ?

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Snoop! stooge! Yahoo! handed! all! your! email! to! Uncle! Sam! – and! any! passing! hacker!

FuzzyTheBear
Mushroom

Mandatory disclosure ..

That is one case where the company should be forced to disclose to ALL it's email accounts holders that they done so and provide a link to delete their data and account in one click. Their mail service is to be avoided and as far as i am concerned , was deleted the moment Reuters broke the news.

I highly encourage those who haven't done so yet to do it.

Shame on America. They don't deserve neither our friendship ( what was left of it ) nor our business.

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EFF dinks HP Inc finks in rinky-dink ink stink

FuzzyTheBear
WTF?

err .. WAIT !

Did they say..." secure communications between printer and ink cartridge " ?

Has there ever been an exploit where a " rogue " ink cartridge actually infected computers ?

Sounds total bull to me .. but what do i know ..

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R2D2 delivery robots to scurry through the streets of San Francisco

FuzzyTheBear
Terminator

Re: The same goes for the Amazon Drones

The logical next step is to have the robots carry concealed firearms in their bellies to shoot any unauthorised person handling them . Think Rise of The Machines :)

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Rise of the Machines at Sea: The British firm building robot boats

FuzzyTheBear
Pint

Re: Roboats?

Also coming in handy would be the " kick in the pants " icon

A few more i can think of , but they're unprintable in a classy ,family friendly ,publication like the Reg ..

Yeah .. more than time to call it quits for the week ..

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Hello, Star Trek? 25th Century here: It's time to move on

FuzzyTheBear
Coat

Time ...

for the whole Star Trek franchise to imitate Picard and > baldly < > ha ha < go where no one has gone before .. in mothballs.

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US tech college ITT is not pining for the fjords. It is no more. It has gone and met its maker

FuzzyTheBear
Mushroom

Special ed kids

I asked Frank's teacher why they weren't making a honest effort to teach him how to read and write ..

" We need people to pick the garbage up in the city ( Jacksonville Nathan A Forest High School ) .. that's what we're preparing him for "

Need i say more of the US Education system ?

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Apple is making life terrible in its factories – labor rights warriors

FuzzyTheBear
Alert

Re: Apple Has No Factories. Talk to Foxconn et al. Instead.

They only care when public relations are a nightmare.

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BBC detector vans are back to spy on your home Wi-Fi – if you can believe it

FuzzyTheBear
Coat

Re: Same old, same old from the Telegraph

Alternative is to stop the licensing nonsense and just fund the BBC with income taxes within the country's budget and say bye bye to the snooping.

Don't tell me you can't levy a bit more taxes from your multi billion dollar profit making banks and the richest of your country that keep you poor on purpose of making good slaves out of you :)

Reach into their pockets for once and publically fund the BBC like we do with the CBC

.

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Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?

FuzzyTheBear
Pint

Slow ?

Must be a hell of a slow day at the office to stir a storm about milk in a teapot.

Solve this by having several teapots

a) carries straight tea

b) tea and milk

c) tea milk and sugar etc etc ..

The End . J.C. i need a drink .. sunglasses on .. let's get the hell out of here

Have a good weekend

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Bomb-disposal robot violently disposes of Dallas cop-killer gunman

FuzzyTheBear
Black Helicopters

Upped the ante.

When will we see suspects armed with drones bombing the shit of civilians from a remote location ?

That is my very real nightmare .

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Israeli tech firms make their exits, stage rich

FuzzyTheBear
Happy

Re: Trust ?

LMAO

Cheers .. ill drink a pint to that one :)

You just made my day

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FuzzyTheBear

Trust ?

We say we don't trust the Chinese for equipment cause of backdoors bla bla ..

Now , can the Israeils with their agencies be any more trusted than the Chinese ?

Can their " cyber security " be any more trustworthy than the chinese's ? I doubt it very much.

In fact .. when cyber security is concerned , no country , the US , England , Israel , China or Russia can be trusted to give us secure equipment or applications not backdoored to serve their masters.

Security is an illusion. It's just a matter of taking sides imho.

Lesser of two evils ?

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iOS flaw exploited to decrypt iMessages, access iThing photos

FuzzyTheBear
Pirate

Assuming ....

You assume that the FBI is being thuthfull when they say they can't , which of course is a serious mistake. Never trust the agencies to come out and tell the truth. NEVER .

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Slack smackback: There's no IRC in team (software), say open-sourcers

FuzzyTheBear

Major error

With IRC you need to rely on a pastebin and file upload service to handle code and files.

That's false

Ex HexChat Just right click the user , send file simple .

Saying there's no way to send a file on IRC is totally false and has been for at least 10 years .

Check facts before publishing.

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Brit spies can legally hack PCs and phones, say Brit spies' overseers

FuzzyTheBear

You are patient..

I wonder how long you guys will endure this Orwellian nightmare without revolting. It's insane. The Stasi would be raving jealous of what you have become.

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Uber, Taskrabbit, other Silicon Valley darlings urge Europe not to screw their business

FuzzyTheBear

They can go take a hike.

Ex Taxi drivers .. they start the service , here in Montreal , don't pay taxes , screw up the real taxi drivers , their Uber drivers have no licence and pay no fees for their business , no permits nothing screwing the worker that feeds his family with his taxi, that is Uber drivershave no legal right ( the industry is ruled by law here ) to offer rides . Really

And they ask we let em do whatever the hell they want without following the laws and not paying taxes ? Yeah LIKE HELL

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Layoffs! Lawsuits! Losses! ... Yahoo! is! in! an! L! of! a! mess!

FuzzyTheBear
Coat

Folding

Yahoo is going the way of Excite and so many others.Down the drain and it will accelerate as it spins.

Why ? They offer nothing unique.

Just my two cents worth ..

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Give me POWER! Under resourced, overloaded - a moving story

FuzzyTheBear

Another reason ...

Professional tip: never have carpet in a comms room

add to the reasons not to our public enemy 1 : static electricity.

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AMX backdoors US govt's comms system with Batman-inspired surveillance mode

FuzzyTheBear

Backdoor

Almost all AMX and Crestron controllers like that one are meant to be used primarily hardwired with CrestNet or AMLink. Yes there's local network access cause people like to use their tablets as touch panels.So we install wireless access points. And yes we have backdoors cause clients and previous programmers loose their login credentials . Hardcoded passwords exist in both these brands.

The controller in question is IR relay and rs-232 primarily , network is also there but as a general rule they are never connected to an outside facing net directly. Most BOFH's dont want anything from controllers on their networks and used on dedicated networks with no web access.

A/V control is not meant to spy on anyone. It's simply meant to control A/V equipment and in debugging systems during installation we do monitor the cat5 / crestnet / AMLink wires tied to it.

But again i repeat. This is not equipment that's normally tied directly to the internet and as a programmer / designer i would never recommend to use a local network to tie it all together.It's a separate lan with separate access points for the panels where required.

This is not a spying device. It's a controller for which we have a backdoor cause clients loose passwords :)

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Comcast repeatedly crams modem upgrade demands into browsers

FuzzyTheBear

Re: What amazes me about Comcast...

Remember that in the US the companies can do whatever they want because the consumer can't fight them on an equal footing. Nice to have laws .. but if you can't buy justice cause you're broke , they win.

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Queensland council plans own optical fibre network

FuzzyTheBear
Black Helicopters

The fun ..

Building new networks is nice. Allows them to use the latest in spying technology and monitor all the traffic plus keep tabs on everyone and all political opponents. I'm all for it. Just like the USA's Congress is tasting the pudding they dish out to their citizens ( the old if you have nothing to hide ... ) and obviously don't like to eat , maybe when everyone will be under scrutiny and the information gathered used to jail crooked politicians and traitors we will see an end to this universal big brother surveillance trip. The Army and politicians are the first that needs to be spied on. They are in positions to sell out their countries to damage the very citizens they swore to protect.

Spy the shit out of them and use the information to jail everyone of them that step out of the line.

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Hillary Clinton says for crypto 'maybe the back door is the wrong door'

FuzzyTheBear
Black Helicopters

Geese Gander ... so what ?

If a friendly government has the key and the keys get jacked by an unfriendly , we're simply all screwed.

They got a bunch of what if's in their scenario .. but they always assume the government's defenses can't be penetrated and aren't ,which we all know is bullshit. So a) how can our friendly governments can tell us it's all fine the secret is safe with them ? i call total absolute bullshit on this and hence i must totally back tight encryption without backdoors.

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Airbnb confirms it raised $1.5bn in spite of regulatory worries

FuzzyTheBear
Pint

Matter of also being legal.

Many of the places advertised here in Quebec have no operation permit, no sanitary control , no quality assurance and no way in hell you can be sure you won't sleep in a bedfull of bugs.Here it's really controversial because any person can get on and there is no control , not even a way to make sure they pay their taxes to the government. It's nice that " it can be done " but the how it's done is a health risk and in case of a dispute join the line of people that got screwed with no recourse.

I'm sticking to more traditional lawfull businesses that play by the book. I'm worth a clean bed.

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Australia on the very brink of cyber-geddon, says ex-spook

FuzzyTheBear

As usual ..

they lie , spread FUD , speak of disasters that never happen so the scared little sheep can sleep soundly at night while they get preyed on by those who wants us to trust them ..

i mean .. anyone here ever read Peter and the Wolf ?

How many more times will it take for the people to wisen up and see that they have built not a fortress to keep em safe but a prison of which there's no escape ?

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GCHQ's SMURF ARMY can hack smartphones, says Snowden. Again.

FuzzyTheBear

As usual ..

BBC interviews aren't available to your international readership. Please add some note to articles when they include such videos. The BBC is dang irritating lately.

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Bloke cuffed for blowing low-flying camera drone to bits with shotgun

FuzzyTheBear

Getting them

Can we get drone owners for voyeurism when they fly over houses ?

Im totally for shooting the lot down.

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Ashley Madison hack: Site for people who can't be trusted can't be trusted

FuzzyTheBear

Using words too lightly

This is not terrorism .. this is criminality period. Calling anything and everything terrorism is simply removing any true significance to the word. And btw these people were adults , they know cheating is wrong they knew they could get caught so if they get caught .. that's their personal problem. I got no pity for self inflicted wounds.

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FBI says in secret that secret spy Cessnas aren't secret

FuzzyTheBear

Open air prison

The US with all the surveillance and spying is now an open air prison that keeps tabs on you with your cell phone , with spy planes , spy satellites , wiretaps at large ( warrantless ) etc etc .. Need i say more ?

That's not the country of freedom and liberty.. it's the country of the freedom they let you have and liberty they let you have .

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Forget black helicopters, FBI flying surveillance Cessnas over US cities. Warrant? What's that?

FuzzyTheBear
Black Helicopters

There's more

the US Marshall service does the same with planes covering 95% of the habited territory to spot phones of people wanted by the law and slurping data at the same time . Cessna planes using Boeing equipment.

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Windows 10 upgrade ADWARE forces its way on to Windows 7 and 8.1

FuzzyTheBear

Still confused about other matters .

MS says free upgrade for a year .. what does it mean .. you can upgrade for free within the first year and get to keep it for free after that period or it's an upgrade they give you use for a year then have to fork out ?

Really this has me confused no end and i can't find a clear answer ..

Ric

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Windows 10 to MELT YOUR BRAIN and TAKE OVER YOUR LIFE

FuzzyTheBear
FAIL

Whatever the name ..

The same game with the same rules has been around for a solid 10 years. Just a different skin but that's all there is to it. Call it bejeweled or anything else , remains old stuff with nothing new to offer than more crappy graphics. Really .. that's no incentive to go win 10 .. In fact .. it just shows how lame microsoft is.

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Tesla's battery put in the shade by current and cheaper kit

FuzzyTheBear

Re: 16kW generator for $3699?

Indeed , a decent gen set , the transfer panel , emergency panel , installation ( muffler , gas / diesel tank / natural gas/propane tank + electrical work ) , decent vibration damping and possibly a remote emergency panel will cost a heck of a lot more than 3699 $

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Microsoft discontinues Media Center with Windows 10

FuzzyTheBear

What's missing from the get go.

If one wants to get anywhere with the PC as entertainment box , we need to add several functionalities call them modules that need to be made and which i experimented with a long time. A power amp to drive external speakers ,an audio preamp module , vga dvi and hdmi switches , decent remote control and software and last a good old controller ( rs 232 control ports ( projector, tv ) relays ( screen, curtains etc ) , http and ir ) with http built in server to interface with phones or tablet. Everything needs be in the same box. The problem is not software , the problem for a real media PC is that it's missing the hardware functionality to make it come of age.

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Burger me! Microsoft's chainsaw rampage through sacred cow herd

FuzzyTheBear
Happy

" Ballmer would be spinning in his grave. If he was dead, that is .. "

A familiar couple of IT workers we know can certainly arrange it to our satisfaction .. :)

A simple workplace accident like the BOFH and the PYF have the knack for, at a reasonable price ..

You know .. a mislabeled Halon cylinder , an elevator shaft ..

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Miscreants rummage in lawyers' silky drawers at will, despite warnings

FuzzyTheBear
Big Brother

Business is horrible at security.

The higher you go up the corp ladder the worst it gets. I'm in Montreal at the headquarters of one of the largest Corporations in Canada and i'n in the boardroom , they got a conference system with wireless microphones right in the boardroom . Go to security and in the morning organize a small demonstration.

they have a man in the boardroom , we get to a spot the other side of the street at the same height and i open the scanner .. the corp was broadcasting their board meetings over unencrypted wireless mics for everyone to hear. Security is a top down thing , lawyer firms do the same in their conference rooms ..

It's the small devices that are traitors. Keeping files on a computer secure is the least of the issues plaguing the industry. Security in ANY firm is a top down thing. If the top don't see the issues ,people got to be in place to make them plain. Lawyer firms are no exception. How many of those " traitor " devices are around in your place of business ? The more important the data is and decisions taken , the more a need for competent security exists in a ,have to be considered, hostile environment. Computers is but one way to access the decision makers and steal their information and secrets.

On that regard most firms have failing grades.

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Spookception: US spied on Israel spying on US-Iran nuke talks

FuzzyTheBear

Re: Pot...kettle...etc...

The big big big difference here is for a foreign power to forward their intel to political personnel in a foreign country to derail the internal politics of a country. This type of interference is totally unwelcomed anywhere in the world and what's surprising is that the senators did not immediately pick the phone and call in the President to inform him of this affairs. Interference of this type should have led to a total break in diplomatic relations and an immediate suspension of all aid to Israel . But the USA is a weak country and not a leader anymore. They are dying a slow death furthered by the republicans actions. Too bad , the USA used to be a place to look up to , now laughing stock of the world.

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Zombie SCO shuffles back into court seeking IBM Linux cash

FuzzyTheBear

Nothing ever replaced or can replace it . Pamela ( whatever her real name is ) was doing a fantastic job.

When i saw a comment a bit further up i thought he meant it, that Grok was back up . It lays there , nothing new on . Yet i keep hope that one day that it will somehow come back up live.

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GCHQ: Ensure biz security by STOPPING everyone from TALKING

FuzzyTheBear
Happy

Re: Solution

Sounds like a BOFH job to me .. :)

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