403 posts • joined 4 Mar 2010
But the store display units were not affected......more like infected, sounds like the NSA snooping upgrade isn't installing right.
Google is notorious for developing something, pushing it (rather forcibly at times I might add) into consumer markets, getting everyone to use it, become part of their lives, and then dropping it later.
Gotta say this too, the same government that runs this thing is the one that is more worried about snooping on its citizens. "Hey, don't worry about us, what are YOU doing there with your phone? A terrorist maybe?"
Lewis Black nailed it, we don't need original comedy, the government is providing plenty of jokes.
Thing is, all anyone offers is free credit check for a year. Yeah, that's what your personal info is worth. "We fucked up, its up to you to fix it if anyone steals your identity." And if they do steal your identity, how can you prove it was because of company Xs incompetence? So register, how about an article on this?
"Most vendors and analysts agree: you can’t avoid BYOD (bring your own device). "
Uh, yes it can.
Is this based on securety essentials, there free virus software? If so, its decent but stuff can still get by.
You get a thumbs up!
G@damn......I'm still trying to.......
So, Facebook is such an influence that people would actually accept lower pay so they can check......whatever the hell they are checking, from work?
Am I......Am I missing something here?
The way I see this, these damn kids are too worried about trivial things, like what other people are saying or doing, that they cant or wont focus on the task they were HIRED to do.
I....sound like an old person....
"Back in my day we didn't have these damn smart phones and facebooks and twitter birds, and internets, we used REAL phones with CORDS and we TALKED to people, and only ONE of US could do it at one time! And we LIKED IT, We LOVED IT!
Damn kids and their damn phones. All we had were corded phones and we were PROUD to have them!"
I've been looking at previous post, something I rarely do, and one thing I keep seeing is people talking about storage space. Why does everyone need so much space? Not bashing, just really, really curious. My first Nexus was either the 8g or 16g version, can't remember because they dropped the 8 very fast when the 32g came out, but my point being is I never filled it up. I use the 32g now and still have over 20g left, and that's after a few movies, tons of books, documents, spreadsheets, some music....
I've never came close to running out of storage, so its hard to imagine what others are doing that would cause that.
Re: Maybe...maybe not.
I was the same way and took the plung two years ago with the Nexus 7. Love it for laying around, surfing the web, reading books. My kid took over it so I bought another one last year for less than half the price I paid previous. It all depends on what you do and how much play money you got. It works for me, my wife, an apple iPhone user, hates my tablet, so.....
400 is high, too high in my opinion. Think I'll be skipping this year until prices drop or I can get a used one for half.
Hope they get it all sorted out and push forward, I believe this method is a step in the right direction.
What's it doing out in the day time? Shouldn't it burst into flames or something?
Heart goes out to the families and friends involved.
Re: I sense a disturbance...
Exactly, I can't see someone like google simply dumping money into this without trying in someway to recoup some type of data to use to get money. Yeah, tin foul hat time but seriously, this is what I think of google. They are the Microsoft of the 21rst century. Apple isn't too far behind. I know people will disagree and I'll meet halfway by saying, yeah these companies have come a long way, their products are so well designed that they literally have been integrated into peoples lives, but every time I read an article about them it has to do with privacy, and it damn sure seems intentinal. How can such a a large group of people go from concept to final product, and again, their products are great, and leave such obvious gapping holes, backdoors, leaks.
This is really something that bugs me, how fast this technology did become a part of our lives and how many people simply don't care about the information of their personal lives is taken. Would some of us older hats trust "the Microsoft pill"?
I don't know about this one , trusting google with my health is a hard pill to swallow.(see what I did there?)
But...but.....but everybody has GOT to have the newest fastest smartphone to make their lives complete. Before smart phones and internet, how did people get along?
How much does something like this cost?
Imagine that, a total stranger saying "trust me, tell me all your secrets" and people actually believing that in 2014 after all we've seen and heard....that was suppose to be secret. Guess the saying " one born every minute" still applies.
I've enjoyed my nexus 7, so much so that I will be looking at this new tablet very serious
This winter, and while I'm not on the mainstream bandwagon for a smartphone, the nexus 6 will get a close glance. I would love to have a phablet, but its a catch 22 you know, for a tablet I want the size, for a phone, no. I'm seeing people walking around with these large phones attached to their belts and it reminds me of the fanny pack craze back however long ago, good idea but......
On top of that the potential to damage the screen and charging every day or two, I just don't know.....
Anyone else has the same concerns and have taken the plunge?
Re: apps replacing software
Yes, and software equals programs, and on and on, BUT, you don't here people saying "Is there a program I can install on device X that can do this?", instead you here "is there an App for that?"
Again, the younger generation.
Everyone knows an app is basically the same as software, only someone with I.A.S. needs to point that out.
Like it or hate it, Tablets and phones has and will continue to take the place of PCs. Stuff we wanted or needed to do 10 years ago required a PC, little or no choice was available without stepping outside a comfort zone. 10 years ago, we carried huge laptops back and forth, plugged them into docking stations at locations.
Now, many task can be done with a phone or tablet, and they will continue to get better, faster, so they will continue to take on more task that requires a PC. There will always be a place for PC running Windows, Linux, whatever, but with cloud storage, cloud computing, apps replacing software, the bite they are taking from Windows AND PCs will get bigger.
Hell, there are Kids today that have never seen Windows XP! One ask me why the button was labeled "Start" instead of the "Windows" button. These same kids are carrying tablets, the way we use to carry laptops, and they are plugging them into docking stations with keyboards, and projecting the screen onto a large screen TV. I think one even had it linked to an Xbox of some kind. My point being, PCs are gonna go the way of the carburetor, back in the day, everyone knew what it was, work on it, tweak it, etc... Now everything I know of has fuel injection, and that's what these kids are growing up with, not carbs, but fuel injectors. (Bad comparison, I know, but couldn't think of anything else, need coffee, or, for the newer generation, Java Latte Mocco or whatever the hell they drink!).
This thing might be spying on everyone, hell, the US military probably knows exactly where North Korea's leader is due to the existence of this thing. BUT, it could very well be nothing at all, a simple space plane that has nothing in it but exist simply to MAKE everyone THINK it can do all sorts of magical spying.
Keep 'em guessing, make them THINK you have the ability to do something so they'll THINK twice about messing with you....
Use cash. Period.this is going to get worse, how many smaller chain stores have been infected but havent clue? All that is being offered is a years worth of free credit reports. I don't know about you, but when someone steals your identity, makes payments with your money, fucks with your credit, its not as simple as " oh, you were hacked or part of a scam? No problem, all is back to normal." No, its a hell of an uphill battle to clear your name, cost quite a bit of money and time to clean up someone else's mess, kinda like teenagers having a massive house party in your house while your out for the night. Its on you.
With Xmas around the corner, the thrives are just waiting.,.
Don't sweat it man,all these comments, the point of the article that is being referring to, and the point I was making (Hey! I actually got one of my post brought up this article!!!) is simply that there are some assholes in the Linux community. Not all, but a few. After being a "commentard" on the Register for years, reading the comments of Linux users, and having experienced some of these people in real life, I, and many others, have come to the simple conclusion that these people have issues. I'm not a shrink so what those issues are is beyond me, but they have names, and we all know what those names are.
Here's the thing, this is just a site, their comments or the posters cant hurt anyone, not really, I rarely if ever go back and see what others respond. They get pissed, respond, give negative points (Like that really does anything.......seriously, if I get -200 downvotes, what DOES it matter?) but the point is, if you go outside, the weather is beautiful, wish everyone was here. No haters, no commenter.
Just ignore them, go outside, enjoy life. that's the worse response anyone can give them is to keep ignoring them, they are doing nothing but hurting the Linux development altogether. I've gotten by without Linux for this long, so as everyone else, that wont be changing.
Sounds just like Lucifer's hammer, except for mars.
I imagine that there will be a few more pretty soon, there has to be a money reason (tax?) at hand else why go through all the paperwork?
Dude, I was thinking the same thing!
Wrong. That's exactly the attitude he is talking about. A few years ago, I gave a few versionsn of Linux a shot, got tire of Windows, didn't have the money for macs. So I downloaded and installed, played around, wasn't bad, not Windows good, but for free, hey, couldn't complain. But some advance things and even a few basic task required me to drop down to a command line. Not a problem, but I didn't know all the commands, structure, files,locations settings, ....you get the idea. So I go online, decide to try the official forums located from the makers of these various Linux versions and ask a few questions. I found out very quickly those users liked to Insult new users who couldn't do simple task. Long story short, ice will ornomate Satan's firy relm before I go that route again. Lack of knowledge isn't the holdback with Linux, in my case, it was the behavior of the support.
When I started reading this, I had the opening drum tune of "Terminator" going through my head, and instead of zooming in on a flaming metal skull, I pictured zooming in slowly on a wall thermostat or a frig.
Now what would be cool is if a hacker could get into some type of IOT device and have it play ACDC "Who Made Who" or send it as a message to someone that plays that or text it....
Re: Further efficiency gains ahead?
Why do the bosses need to show up in the middle of the night? This is the 21rst century, they make the damn technology to do teleconferences, they make something called a damn phone that allows you to talk to the other people at other locations. Makes no sense.
On the other hand, I heard they were making an "Itoilet" that combines a regular toilet with IOS, so you wont miss any time with family and friends via screentime. you can still be productive with a touch screen interface linked to their cloud (the time spent, the location, your poop color, how long it took, how many wipes, etc.....will ALL be integrated into their new Watch via that new medical interface they were talking about, loaded on the cloud, analyzed, stored, shared....)
If you run out of toilet paper, you can ask Sirii where to get more, but I suspect she may respond "I'm sorry Dave, I cannot do that".
Re: How can it help dumb?
The question should not be "How can it help dumb", but "How can I make money with this" and "can I make enough to pay for a lap dance".
Keep it simple.....
Don't you people see what they are doing? They are making you dependent with their "smart" phones so they can decide who gets the Darwin awards.Think about it, Billions upon billions of dollars spent and invested to get us to some point in the future, where Larry Page and Steve Jobs meet in a strip bar (No Steves not be dead, it's part of the plan see?), one is already there in the back drinking an overpriced beer, the other comes in, meets him at the table. The stripper/waitress gets the order of the new arrival and leaves. One ask the other how things are going, how is home life, etc......
The beer arrives, she leaves, he takes a big swig.
One looks at the other with a smirk and ask "so hows work these days?"
The other, trying not to laugh, takes another swig and pulls out his wallet.
"Well, going good, but obviously not good enough, looks like you won"
And hands him.......a dollar bill.
The other takes it, with a satisfying grin, looks at the other, who is still smiling, and they both begin to laugh. Several people, a few at that very moment who happen to be using their "smart phones" look up to see what's going on.
Both men notice, and settle down. Still smiling.
After a few moments, both start laughing harder than before.
The "winner" claps the other on the shoulder and simply states
"Don't worry, drinks and lap dances are on me tonight, and since I'm in such a generous mood, I've got a new game we can play. What you say, double or nothing?"
The other drains the beer.....
"Sounds like a plan"
Re: Good cables are better
Not unless they have one of those "magic submarines" the NSA uses to gobble data from underwater fiber cables. So, your safe as long no sub's park in your living room.just rambling, its still early here and coffee hasn't kicked in.
"I'm probably going to get some flak for admitting this in this place, but I have a reservation later today to buy an iPhone in a London Apple store during a 1 hour time slot (it's time to replace the other half's 4S, although she doesn't know this yet)."
SACRIFICE HIM TO OUR GODS!!!!!
Just joking.....good luck.
OK, so what about those apps that demand access to my media content? Damn the NSA crap, tell the app makers to tone down on permissions!!!
Oh wait, that has a copyright also,
Wonder how this applies to my Ipod Nano (6th gen) that I wear on my wrist like a watch.
So, why don't these rich country clubs that already exist just create their own social media and allow the existing members to join for free. Then, they can link all the other country club social media sites together and have an elite social media experience instead of the Walmart version that is Facebook or whatever poor people use these days.( isn't that how Facebook started, an elite college joining with other colleges? I did NOT watch the movie).
Ummm, Windows XP had this also. Not installed by default but a free download from MicroSoft.....I was running it before Vista came out.
Simple thing would be the NSA, I mean a farmer, could use this to track their people, I mean sheeples, oh, um, I mean sheep.....
I'm constantly looking up parts on google and if the first obvious ones don't pop up, alibaba comes up.not saying they have it, just I've seen their name many times and over the past few years I get more and more search results with them. With that said there is a damn good article over on google news about alibaba and Mr. Ma, I would highly recommend everyone take a glance at. The guy has drive, and he knows what he wants and how to get it. But, and you really need to read the article, I would be very hesitant to purchase stock in this company. This is worse than owning stock in Facebook and has the potential to backfire on investors. This guy wants to be a millionaire, and like many who do and who are, he will fuck anyone outside his circle in order to get there. Buying stock in anything is a gamble, but he screwed over yahoo and a few others and has the potential to so in the US even more so.
My phone has been dropped so many times its all scuffed up. It's fallen from my pocket several dozen times and fallen from my roof onto concrete once, no screen damage. It was dropped in a pond once, recovered, and still working great. It was also free, no additional charges. It has never dropped a call and gets signal almost everywhere. Best part it was free.
What is this phone you ask, why its a Motorola flip phone.
Probably more than this out there. Mac users like think their immune to such things and tend to treat security as a windows only problem. While I agree that windows is targeted more times than not, macs have become very popular, hackers take notice of these things.
Wait, what the hell does someone need all those damn camera floating around for?
Yeah , I dig what your saying. So how do Verizon customers find out who's private data was used? And the bigger question, what can a Verizon customer do? Sue?
So, if I were to do this, the FBI would be knocking down my door and I would be facing serious time in jail/prison. Verizon does it and.....well, you fill in the rest.
Problem is, they seem to very good at what they do, very coordinated, cocky (arrogant?) and had fun doing it. Those attributes generally lead people to doing a crime as such again and again, "If I didn't get caught the first time.....".Even if they disband, they will be integrated into another group which will most likely get caught.
Best thing to do, use their truly gifted skills to earn money, make a better living, improve their skills and then, only then, maybe after they retire, they can brag about it then.
The reason for so many XP users, not really needing to, not interested, fear, ignorance, money, not having a choice, tablet/phones taking up most of bling....you name it. Not bashing anyone, just saying.
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