340 posts • joined 4 Mar 2010
That is ALOT of blah, blah, blah just for a party invitation.
"General Motors said the Google car could become a “serious competitive threat” to the car industry."
I think General Motors themselves are considered to be a serious competitive threat to themselves with some of the things that are coming into the light about their own cars, engineering, quality, management, etc.....
Anyone ever wonder how these guys seem to go from place to place, doing nothing but making money and messes?
Re: El Reg story conjunction
One thing that concerns me.
Say, none of these apps are malicious or have malicious intent such that they install backdoor trojans or steel bank accounts or what not. So, why the required access to so many things? Why, if I install a simple app to convert from one unit to another, does it need access to my camera, my microphone, my wifi info, my storage, other devices on my network (Yes, there are apps that ask this)?
What info are they gathering and what is being done with this? Is it being sold, kinda like people used to do with telephone numbers and email accounts? Who is buying it?
In a world where every country now seems hell bent on collecting as much info about every living person in and out of their borders, it makes me wonder.
I feel somewhere that there is a huge profile of me, just sitting.
Re: Works, kinda
Good info, but the this article needs to be corrected. First gen of Nexus 7 (2012?) isn't supported. Not sure why, maybe hardware isn't up to speed, I haven't done a side by side comparison of the two versions. Bummer because I hadn't found any purpose to buy a chromecast device. When I heard they were pushing to extend the screen of an Android device via the chromecast (kinda obvious IMO, why they didn't think of this earlier is beyond me) I was getting hopeful. but once I saw it only supported the later version of the Nexus I was disappointed.
The lyrics to "King Nothing" comes to mind.....
Lot of potatoes in this story, no meat.
So, we got MS and a handful of others setting standards, writing code, so expect buffer overflow and denial of service attacks, and then we have have Google and Apple, which is going to sell any and all information they can obtain. Before it's over Facebook and twitter will be in there somehow wanting your frig to friend you or send a message stating the milk has gone bad for your local supermarket (Walmart anyone?) to spam the hell out of the Gmail account stating they have milk on sale....
Yeah, cynical but.....it could happen.
Re: @Taylor 1
Good points, but, as I've pointed out (and is slowly coming true), portable devices are beingf targeted more and more due to their popularity. Windows started the same way, hopefully someone has learned from MS mistakes before we have a patch Tuesday for androids.
Will android for gadgets suffer the same fate as windows for PC? Meet the new boss, same as the old boss? I truly hope not.
Re: What happened to GAGA
It was nothing more than a giant wead eater. The Deck was designed in such a way to force as much air down to create lift. You didn't need "wheels". It hovered. You would simply push, pull or twist to make it go where you needed it to go. It was extremely light weight.
Search for "Hovering Lawn Mower" and you will see it. There are videos of it on action also.
Re: What happened to GAGA
This idea is old old old. I remember going to a lawn and garden show back in 95 and some company had the same thing. It would cut grass and go "find" its home. The mower I really liked had no wheels, it hovered. Main selling point was being able to cut grass on a slope around a pond or other water source.
Google mulls splashing MEEELLIONS on laying fat pipe in watery depths
Undersea cable to embiggen bandwidth for private data stash
"Google" and "Privacy". I call Oxymoron!!!
Better point it at Pluto and determine just how many satellites it actually has before swinging this thing by next year. I think they've discovered a couple of moons since Horizon has launched.
And on a side note.....why Pluto? Seriously, why Pluto? I've been scratching my head on this one since I heard of the mission way back when. There are other objects closer to us that are more interesting, say, one of Jupiter's or Saturn's moons that may or may not contain an ocean. The asteroid belt has some some interesting objects. Steering through it would be a bitch but steering through the outer belt as this article refers would seem more difficult to me.
There was a very interesting article recently on had about all this:http://hackaday.com/2014/06/12/net-neutrality-fcc-hack-is-a-speed-bump-on-the-internet-fast-lane/
Pretty good comeback I must admit.tit for tat.,
My thinking is, its not an "all or nothing" take down. The point was that someone wanted some information taken down from many years ago, not everything about themselves.
Kinda like if an actress gets a picture or a topic posted about an action all over the web, she can have that removed from search, but not everything else about herself.
I could be wrong though, just my interpretation.
No surprise here. They are being made to do something they don't want, so they will throw something together and make it hard to find. They have complied. As far as needing an ID, what did you think would happen, no seriously, no smart ass remark here, but what did you think, it would be on their home page and you simply submit a name and that person disappears?
All I keep thinking is a hundred years from now, all this will be in history books, maybe even taught in schools to kids, and these people that run these companies, their names will be jokes. Hell, call someone a benidict Arnold in this country and they know exactly what you imply. A hundred years, what will Balmer mean?( Dell has already taken the place of "shit").
No wonder all those UFOs dont show up on radar, or show data that it went from 10000 to 50000 feet in less than a second.
At least t wasn't "Armstrong". I would've blinked and called BS.
Rumors and more rumors. The first one I heard was Oprah was going to buy them. Surprised it wasn't reported here, very surprised this article is even here. However, there is a valid, very critical lesson that does apply to tech and people and that is, watch what you say, watch what you do. Especially if you are an older person. Not long ago it was a world where people could and would speak their mind, either good or bad, and it never went far from the picket fence. Now, one has to assume everything that is done or said is being watched by world plus dog. In a VERY short time we have went from a world where few places had grainy security cameras in place to a world where every where, even high above you, is watching from multiple angles, everyone has the ability and the desire to record you at the simple flick of a finger, or literally the blink of an eye. Even in the forest where there is nothing, you have a damn good chance of getting caught pissing on a tree by camouflage tree wifi deercams and being on youtube before you even zip your pants.
I had a friend who was a bit of a conspiracy nut and he stated once that if you built an 8 foot wall around your house, the feds would scream foul because they couldn't see what you were doing. If he hadn't passed of cancer, he surely would have had a stroke if he saw what was going on today. My point, and his, is simply that wouldn't the act of downloading and using this be enough to raise eyebrows and draw attention? Would someone be "put on a list" as soon as they clicked download? I understand that this has huge benefits for say, money transactions, but would the conspiracy nuts on the other side see it that way?
Re: Martian wurzels?
Is that the Mars version of Umpa Lumpas?
"We are drilling because we're pretty sure Mars once had......water. Hmmm? What? Yes, yes, ignore that strange looking rock. But, as we've stated many times before, Mars MAY have had.....water. What? No, no, ignore that object, it's probably nothing, again, There is strong evidence to suggest Mars may have had, wait for it, WATER! What? That flash? that bright thing? Ignore it!!! It's nothing! Listen to us, Mars may have had WATER!!!!!"
What about on my Harley? Joking.....I don't do text.
So if they don't get what they want, they bitch. And they speak for "other carriers"?
Just like a bully little bitch, all is fine as long as its their way but make it fair and they throw a temper tantrum. Fuck AT&T.
Re: Is there...
There wasn't one picture, but two, both showing a ligjht of some sort. Not saying this is of alien origin, but nasa is not the experts they claim to be. If what they say is true, why not the thousands upon thousands of pics ever taken in space, or millions of pics taken on earth, showing the same thing? And why two pics in the same area around the same time showing a flash of light?. And are the pics taken at the exact same time? Is there a delay? I call bullshit.
I remember when I was a kid many of these SciFi ideas popped up in movies, magazines, etc. I couldn't wait to get it. But alas, I had to wait because it was all just that, props and talk. Now, here it is...... And I want no part of it. Please tell me someone is taking security seriously somewhere on something. Id like to enjoy something in this life without worrying about who's gonna hack TV, fridge, phone, thermostat, email, etc....
Just curious, but how large is the install? MS is notorious for huge programs, bloated updates and slow performance over time. I wonder how this will effect an IPad.
"Someday when your lookin' back on your life this is gonna be one of those nights"
Re: They're not paying you $100
Not taking sides but I recently was ask to look at a laptop that had crashed, throwing up an error message. When I got it, it booted up fine. Seemed to have been a one time thing, it recovered on reboot, and the owner panicked.
I decided to check a few things, just to show that I had done something, and found that it was running windows 8. I was very surprised on this, no metro at all. Straight up windows 7 looking screen. I ask what they were using and they had no idea, came like that. This was a $400 machine, and it ran smooth.
Point being, yeah, metro sucks, but like others have said, you can run windows 8 without ever seeing the first metro tile from boot up to shutdown.
Bullshitters bullshitting bullshitters....and making lots of money.....maybe? Total bullshit?
Re: Not really worse as such
Yes, but given time and the path our economic leaders are taking, it won't be long before China begins exporting its work to a 3rd world, aka US.
This is for all those brits making comments about the USA last year.
Over the past several months, all I've read is how horrible the USA is, the NSA, blah,blah,blah.
Kinda funny when its in your own yard, such a vile act as titi shots, and how it could be you or yours.
Let the DVs begin!!!!
Place your bets now. I bet he's gonna do a McAfee and run like hell to some foreign country. Hell, he may be planning on taking up residents in Mcafee 's old pad.
Gotta wonder about those apps for little kids, you know, the ones that let you put some type of designer clothes on a cartoon doll. Taking a look at the permissions allows the app to record video, take pictures, use your location......I think you get the idea.
"but...but...but sir! I just got my new Nexus for Christmas! Surely I can trust the Google store NOT to harm me in any way!!!"
So how many eyes are now starting to open, and how many are doing their best to squeeze shut.
Common on sheeples, this is Microsoft! How many "ideas" have they assimilated for their own. They can't come up with anything on their own, they do a half ass job of copying other people. The only thing they are good at is bullshit and stealing. No way in hell I would create an app for them, the next Windows9 would have that app as a "feature". Down vote all you want, but know your history, and know who is still lurks in the background, and know your lyrics.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
We won't get fooled again.
Re: Special offer, country for sale, going cheap...
We sent them the remaining copies of "Sharktopus" and promised them that "Sharktopus 2, the eye of the storm" will be produced in their country.
Damn good idea! Maybe that crazy SOB isn't as crazy as......well......still, sounds promising. Let's see how the app stores receive it.
Crazy, but with those figures, adding in the US and other countries that still use XP and will pay for extended support, can Microsoft actually make more money on supporting XP than windows 8? Is there a way to compare in a year?
Guess that big red laser pointer I made that's bright as the bat symbol but sports the register logo is out of the question at the NASA hanger that Google is renting?
Everyone, get your kids school to doodle something about "privacy". Send a message.
Good article and good find. Only, with some of the ludicrous permissions of apps these days, I feel that quite a few apps already grab enough data to paint a picture of end user daily activity. Hell, Google, apple and the NSA isn't going to miss the opportunity to milk as much data as possible from users, so enters the infinite shades of grey.
Re: @ coward - "Don't use gmail. Simple"
Just because you are "required", aka forced, to have a gmail account doesn't mean you have to use it. I have several and never used any for communication. Don't think I've ever opened any them either.
Modern life is very much possible without a smartphone. Never had one, and life is great. Everyone else I know has one, and their quality of life is worse. Always texting, always looking at something online. Sad little people, so worried they might miss something. Makes them feel important.
Am I wrong? Then those that down vote prove it, next time you pick up your phones, think about what you're doing. Nuff said.
They need to:
1-work with carriers to make it easy to lock down a stolen phone.
2-Do a hell of a lot better job with the Itunes interface.
Sent a cold shiver down my back. Google, AT&T, Verizon, damn cat videos, the FCC....that's just toooo many negative points in one story. And to think Google and AT&T are supposedly fighting for my rights? Kinda like trusting the devil with your best interest. However this goes, it will not turn out good for anyone.
Good thing the NSA isn't in the details as well, it would probably start snowing blood red snowflakes.
Re: But... it is the USA...
Again, not sure where your from but, obviously, you've never been to the USA. You just can't kill someone for stealing, and if you do, you damn well better have a good story ready and be ready for an uphill battle.
This statement isn't even in the lines of the original story, just rants about America. First things first, not all states allow guns. Second, even the states that do, doesn't mean the wild west, there are restrictions that damn near make it not worth having one. Third, if you do live somewhere that you can have one and you shoot someone for stealing, you will go to jail. Period. You damn well better have a good reason, some connections, and some money to get out. You simply can't shoot someone in the back and plant an iPhone on them.
Hey, I'm all for cutting a thief's hands off, many of us are, its actually been done here and debated about to do so again. I think you are simply another ignorant foreigner who gets their "edumakation" from the local old men telling folk stories and probably the internet.
I hate guns, grew up with them all my life and never cared for them, but Pandoras box was open waaaaay before I was born and guns are not going away, and When someone is getting ready to do you or your family harm, I think I'd rather have one and take my chances.
Again, if you have some other ideas, by all means, let us know. Want to point a finger and bitch, then expect to be treated as such.
Wo there little hoss, I'm an american and I can state right here, right now, what you said is not true for all of us. Sure, we got a f'd up system and many of us are sick of it, but we are powerless to do anything about it. Yeah, you can vote about it but all your doing is replacing one evil idiot for another. Money talks, nothing else. We do what we can, we f up quite a bit, but everything I just described applies to a hell of a lot of other places in the world. So don't go pointing at our dirty laundry without looking at yours first. If you want to swap laundry detergent ideas, rock on. If you want to be ignorant, well, there are plenty of sites for slurs.
Hey! And no down vote for you!
Wasn't Google already vested in this company. Tin hat....
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