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?
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I think it's more of a case of
You make us look like idiots, we'll take your stuff.
Typical playground bully behaviour.
When people start arguing terminology like this
you know they're avoiding dealing with the actual issue.
Spam on Steam is targetted
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.
You're gonna get so much hate
for the "idiot tax" comment.
Given Russia's recent ham-fisted attempts at propaganda...
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.
When having knowledge is made a crime
Only criminals will have knowledge.
If Australia is anything like NZ
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).
Where does this leave Adblockers?
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.
Still a credit to the engineering team
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?
Can someone clarify
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.
Re: More rubbish coding
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.
Re: Future, what future
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.
Of course they declined.
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.
Sound reasoning, really.
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.
NZ Customs have just requested exactly these rights.
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.
"As always, our success is built on trust."
Welp, time to find some new foundations for that success. Might I suggest "Close ties with Western governments" as being a natural successor?
Isn't the Knox brand toxic?
I figure they'd have dropped it by now. Unless they're really committed to the "you're not buying a phone, you're only borrowing it, we still own it." stance.
Any cloud storage service
that offers a password or key recovery service is not encrypted to such an extend that the NSA can't get into it. Only if it's client-side encryption with user-held cert is it secure-ish.
So you share something with your friends
and the next thing you know some internet quack is poking around your history?
Have they stopped
screwing with the UI? I'm utterly over "fixing" things with every update, or waiting days or weeks for addon writers to tweak things back to how I like them. I'd rather run an outdated copy than go through that frustration all the time.
"The company had one of the most valuable brands in the computer business and wants that back."
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone?
Why does the NSA's boss care so much about backdoors when he can just steal all our encryption keys?
"It should be legal to do it, because we're gonna do it anyway, but that way you can't complain."
I have one of these drives but never ran performance tests after the initial ones just after the install. I'll need to re-run them to see how bad it is. In hindsight, things do seem somewhat slower but I'd always blamed that on the inevitable aging and bloat of the Windows install and apps rather than the drive itself.
No mention of the reportedly short length?
5 hours and change for a playthrough? Doesn't seem like value for money to me.
Call me paranoid...
But am I the only person who thinks the NSA's vocal opposition to encryption is all for show, and they've already compromised the back ends of almost anything worth looking at?
If the NSA bleat about encryption, then people will assume that means they can't see the comms, and will feel secure planning their next terrorist attack via the usual channels. If they suspect the NSA already has access they may commission custom comms which would be more problematic to spy on.
So which is it?
Shumay or Shumway?
Re: Not metadata....
They've also admitted that they'd be compelled to hand over all data (not just metadata) in the case of a valid warrant being served. So, backward-accessible wiretapping now available in all homes, free with purchase of a corrupt judge.
WTS: 15 year old 29" CRT TV
Watch TV without being watched. Free rabbit ears aerial.
Starting bid, $1000. Shipping, probably as much again.
Terms & Conditions
It refers to "the above terms and conditions" but there aren't any there. There's a two-line disclaimer, but in these days of phonebook-sized tomes of legalese, I hesitate to assume that's all of it.
Still, unlike the chocolate one, this one doesn't say you'll farm out my details, so I've entered. Thanks!
I suspect shipping to NZ would cost more than the loot itself though.
The miscreants involved...
will no doubt resurface as another company with a slightly altered name, and be able to submit similar crapware to the Play store with no problems. I'm no Apple fan, but at least their walled garden has fewer slugs crawling around in it.
Re: Kickstarter "Staff pick" badge
I'm not taking a jab at the Vulture staff, just the Kickstarter one.
Kickstarter "Staff pick" badge
Thanks for making it clear that I can freely ignore those in the future.
Literally one percent of the US military budget (approx $6Bn) could keep NASA expanding the boundaries of human knowledge, but noooo. Killing people is far more important.
seems to be the norm these days. Why bother anticipating edge cases when you can just waffle something together so that it's easier to misuse later?
Wouldn't it be
Off-white Mesa? Or maybe Rounded Mesa?
What we call a victory for common sense
really just means that Marriott & co didn't offer enough money to the right lobbyists.
Not a lot...
They need this to maintain compliance with the NSA backdoor policy they're subject to after a secret court handed down a judgement that they're not allowed to mention.
I won't bother with AC, they know who I am by now...
it reads like something written by someone in a Sunday-evening alcoholic stupor. "no example of the project slowing down"? "14nd"?
The most screamingly obvious use for augmented reality...
has to be advertising. So no, I don't think I'll be getting too excited about this until the time you can get an AdBlock plugin for it. Otherwise every square meter of my house is going to be wallpapered with ads. Tailored to my location and browsing history too no doubt. Spend a bit longer than average on the shitter, and you'll get bombarded with ads for all-bran and hemorrhoid creams. Sitting in traffic? We'll turn every white van in your sight range into billboards for mass transit.
Age has made me cynical, but this cynicism has served me well recently, I won't make much of an attempt to suppress it just yet.
Re: Nobody talks to Cortana
When I see terms like "Tightly integrated" in regards to a feature I don't want, it just makes me shudder. That thing's gonna pop up every time I try to search for anything anywhere, isn't it?
Definitely going to be adding some Microsoft addresses to the firewall as well. I don't need every word I say anywhere near my PC to be in an NSA-queryable database.
Why the US government decided not to profit from its property is uncertain, although it's not hard to hazard a guess.
If I'm feeling charitable I'd guess that they decided that publically auctioning off a porn domain would look bad, but I'm just as likely to assume they forgot.
Looks like Mozilla's greatest security concern...
should be that their users are not updating due to unwanted UI changes.
Sounds very similar to what's afflicting Microsoft.
I don't know if anyone really cares who wrote it. Your posting history or reputation doesn't ameliorate saying something spectacularly smart or dumb.
You have the right to be offended by things other people say or do. But merely being offended doesn't make you right, or them wrong.
That is my very clear view and if I am prime minister after the next election I will make sure we legislate accordingly.
You heard the man. Do NOT re-elect him. We need to send a signal to western leaders that we're not willing to trade privacy for some illusion of security.