Oh please, not here too. I was hoping this place would be the last bastion from US politics.
180 posts • joined 2 Apr 2012
Oh please, not here too. I was hoping this place would be the last bastion from US politics.
Every few weeks there's another certificate authority that's been compromised or has been found guilty of dodgy practises. Makes a mockery of the whole system really.
Add-ons are one thing, but have they stopped f'ing with the UI at every release yet? So sick of them constantly moving stuff around...
The only mistake there is deciding to set it. There's no chance that that was actually accidental. Whoever made that decision is a coward for trying to weasle out of it.
He's only trying to prevent a DMCA takedown or lawsuit.
Has the wealth trickled down yet? Are we all above average now?
I wasn't in the habit of giving businesses my email address unless absolutely necessary anyway, but now they'll be getting a randomly generated one on my domain.
I'm glad that these kinds of Ts&Cs are being tested in the courts. Companies seem to have all the power in these agreements.
On a side note: "Roca Labs had an adversarial relationship with the truth,"
"We collect a limited amount of information...
Because you simply can't collect unlimited information.
to help us provide a secure and reliable experience.
This includes data like an anonymous device ID, device type, and application crash data
Data like that, but not just that. Something else. Else that word "like" wouldn't have needed to be in the sentence.
which Microsoft and our developer partners use to continuously improve application reliability,"
to more accurately market to you.
You can stop there, I've heard enough. Federal police on their way to you now, filthy terrorist.
I was about halfway through the list of domains when the word "apple" started looking wrong. Such an interesting effect, really.
Namely: Might makes right.
"Hey, you try using photossssshop with no handsss."
simply because that would be admitting they were wrong and that people have valid concerns.
The most they'll do is clarify the terms and conditions, to narrow down what they will and won't do with the data they collect.
Of course, this doesn't change anything about the real issue, which is the chance of them losing control of the data they've collected in the case of a serious breach, or more likely, the NSA winning a judgement in some shadow court that lets them look at anything with no reasonable suspicion. Even assuming that that isn't already the case.
Let's hope this one makes it, the success ratio hasn't been looking all that rosy recently.
My first thought was "How long will it take the trillion-dollar medical industry to try to kill this initiative?", and the second thought was "How crap must the existing gear be if something around a tenth of a percent the cost meets or exceeds it in quality?"
If you can actually find laptop hardware that works under XP these days you're doing pretty well.
On another note, the uptick in XP can probably be classed as margin-of-error stuff. It will be interesting to see if W10 increases from now draw more from 8/8.1 or 7 though.
Other than occasionally stinging them for a billion dollars, when has EU law actually brought about meaningful change to Microsoft's (or by extention, any tech giant's) products?
"Windows does not collect personal information without your consent."
Since you're consenting by accepting the defaults, that statement is technically correct, which as we all know, is the best kind of correct.
Anyone able to make an open source addon that randomly varies the timing between characters being entered so as to make this biometric profiling impossible?
Congrats. I'm nowhere near as prolific as you, but I'm happy with my up/down ratio at least. :D
"In total, your posts have been upvoted 963 times and downvoted 39 times."
I can't say I feel bad for them. From what I've been hearing Yelp isn't so much a review website as an extortion/protection racket.
"Say, that's a nice restaurant you've got there. It'd be a shame if someone were to... give it a bad review, wouldn't it?"
I just dropped Win10 onto a VM to see if it's something I can work with and in short, at the moment that's a no.
I'll wait for a few third party tweaks to come out, specifically for the following things.
- Controlling updates: I want to be able to turn the tap on and off. If that can't be done, I'll just settle for "off". Probably means router-level blocks.
- Colour picker: I cannot work with the few options that have been given. I want to set each colour myself, as in Win7. May not bug many people but it bugs me.
- Phone home: I don't need MS to receive diagnostics from me. May be another router-level block there.
Preferably one with side intrusion beams and curtain airbags.
Other than registrars, I don't see who benefits from this TLD proliferation. It's going to mean businesses need to defensively register hundreds or thousands of domains, and it means customers have even less chance of picking the "right" domain.
I guess search engines would benefit from the increased traffic and hence eyeballs for ad impressions.
More draws do not a better filing cabinet make.
Pitch random ideas all over the place, get someone else to develop it and run the financial risks, then if/when the business takes off, claim to have been the original inventor and sue their balls off.
Personally, I'd rather Valve have my details than random Chinese cybercrooks, if for no other reason than that Valve already get most of my disposable income anyway.
I was doing a Crashplan free trial and would have signed up if not for the fact that they made an AU datacentre, forced people in AU and NZ to use it (without cloning data across, reupload everything pls) and doubled the price. Their explanation: geographical proximity. Ignoring the fact that I'd prefer my data further away actually.
Needless to say, they didn't get my business.
But this geographical fuckery has been happening for years now. Valve seems to think that a 50% AU/NZ surcharge is reasonable on many games. :/
I'm sure it'll be thoroughly ignored.
Since caller ID on traditional voice calls is opt-out (IE you can usually enter a code before dialling to not show your number), is there a similar feature for this?
You make us look like idiots, we'll take your stuff.
Typical playground bully behaviour.
you know they're avoiding dealing with the actual issue.
The more socially-active you are the more likely you'll be targetted. More games, profile activity, even presence on trading websites (or content in your public inventory) all makes it more likely they'll spot you and have a crack.
And I imagine the credit cards being used to validate ($5) these accounts will all be stolen anyway.
for the "idiot tax" comment.
I instinctively presume the malware itself is an attempt by Russia to make the West look bad. It's certainly not beyond them to inconvenience their own people a bit just to make a point.
Only criminals will have knowledge.
then the reason for the trickle of mobile broadband is that it's horrendously overpriced. A mobile (prepay or post-pay) monthly packet will usually consist of a set amount of voice, text and data, and wanting to get more data will often come with a bundle of pointless voice and text, at an exorbitant price. A monthly package with a couple of gigs of data can cost as much as your entire fixed broadband package with a hundred times as much data (if it has a cap at all).
Are they considered to be ad injectors, since they interfere with and overwrite the intended advertising (with blank space, as the user wants, but still.).
Am I the only one creeped out beyond measure by all the search integration stuff? If I'm searching a local drive for "budget" I don't want or need results from my email, the web, onedrive or anything like that, and certainly not based on some learning algorithm which processes all my data remotely and is likely 75% aimed at advertising and only 25% at providing a better result. Just show me ALL the files and ONLY the files with CV in the name (or content if I so specify)...
I still don't understand why this is opt-out instead of opt-in? This level of privacy violation wouldn't be tolerable outside the Internet. It's equivalent to a clothing retailer sewing GPS trackers into your clothes that anyone could use, without telling you, and expecting the average Joe to know that they need to ask for it to be disabled.
that it's doing so well, so much longer than was ever planned or even hoped for.
that these maneuvers came at the cost of a significant amount of maneuvering fuel? What is the expected impact on its service life compared to one that was in the right orbit from the start?
where the "trick-cyclists" term came from? I presume I missed an in-joke somewhere. Or it's rhyming slang for something I can't work out either.
Had to? I would have thought that on a Mac it was optional, whereas on Windows it wasn't.
"Which is somewhat ambiguous, but it essentially means everyone will get Internet Explorer, except those who install Windows 10 and even then, they can ask for it back."
Please can this mean we don't HAVE to have Spartan either? I really don't want any pointless software on my lean gaming rig, and if they're finally separating a browser I never used from the supposed core of the OS, I'd really prefer it if they didn't ram another one in the hole.
They'll keep pushing the boundaries of what people will tolerate until one day they take one step too far and someone, somewhere will snap, and there will be an avalanche of dissent turning into riots and full-on revolution.
And there will still be politicians sitting there saying "What are you DOING, we're just trying to keep you SAFE!", not realising that they're the problem, not the solution.
As they say, ignorance is bliss. Why would you let anyone tell you what the problems are when you can stick your fingers in your ears and remain in a state of perpetual euphoria?
Of course, Paris is the obvious choice.
Don't waste time and effort trying to future-proof something against a future you cannot accurately predict (nor will be the one paying for). Just slap something together with second-hand parts and n-2 technology, and replace the whole kit every 5-10 years.
The shitstorm has already commenced. The "If you've got nothing to hide you've got nothing to fear" crowd against the "Privacy is a basic human right" crowd.
But since NZ is a member of the 5 peepers, I'm sure whatever the US Govt decides is reasonable for us, we'll rush to implement.