* Posts by rtb61

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IBM's quantum 'puter news proves Big Blue still doesn't get 'cloud'

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Avoid The MultiNational Cloud

When it comes to cloud computing the very worst thing you can do is go multinational, that must be avoided at all costs. You definitely want to go with a local provider, because that is the only way you can secure and protect your privacy.

Going with a multinational guarantees they will invade you business secrets and use them to their advantage

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Telstra being paid to fix Telstra's network for NBN – AGAIN

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How Corrupt Can It Get

Seriously WTF, buy a shitty broken down network for billions of tax payer dollars only to spend more to desperately keep it going. Nothing to do with the NBN just all about handing over tax payer dollars to a corporation who will hand a percentage back in a tax haven.

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Waleed Aly's NBN intervention is profoundly unhelpful

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The Liberal Alternative do even Less

No matter what the claim about Labours design the Liberal plan was to do even less, please Newscorp by delaying broadband, each years delay means less competition and more profit for Newscorp and of course give away billions of tax payer dollars to pals who would obviously be willing to pay offshore commissions tax haven for that to happen and yes both News Corp and Telstra have offshore tax haven business units.

Not to forget stick in crappy services at inflated prices and then replace it for even more money and still produce a crappy network so that it can be bought cheap and we are straight back to square one. The biggest con in Australian history.

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Woz says wearables – even Apple Watch – aren't 'compelling'

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The only wearable that will ever be acceptable is glasses on a leash. Basically light weight glasses that provide a user controllable altered reality extension, with close ear speakers (not in or on, just close). Connected by wire to in pocket hardware. Add a couple on rings to your fingers, first joint index and pointer, both hands and being able to locate those relative to the glasses.

There is the useful wearable technology, until then candy bar smart phones suffice, although the LG VR glass add on certainly does expand the use of smart phones to full entertainment device, chilling out, lying back, enjoy deep content immersion.

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Australia's Dick finally drops off

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A Big Ole Scam

Basically is seems more like the efforts of vulture capitalists. Buy up a company doing relatively well and then pump the fiscals to make it way better before selling it off publicly (expand stores, pump up increasing revenues and ignore falling profits, shuffle debt to make the short term look better even though it makes the long term much worse, cut costly experienced staff for cheaper high turn over staff etc.). That pumping feeds short term profits but kills the company long, real dead end stuff, they don't care, they are going to sell it long before it goes bankrupt.

They do not give a crap about anyone but themselves, scam the investors, put staff out of work and let down customers, they don't care, they stroll of with tens of millions of dollars in profit in this case hundreds of millions. There is a lot more corruption in Australian business than most would believe.

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Idiot millennials are saving credit card PINs on their mobile phones

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The problem is not the millennials the problem is widespread passwords. What is needed is password generating software. So a password application that you install locally with one password for you to access it and it generated the passwords used to access other services. So a password is requested, you use to generate and enter that password by inputting your password to activate it.

When it comes to accesing that site again the request is sent to your password generating app, a request for you password is requested and once entered the site password is sent (you do not even need to know those passwords).

You need to be able to install the app on mulitple devices, so as to connect to the stored services and be able to harmonise those passwords, although it would be better if the services in question would accept more than one password per person, so your multiple device supply different passwords, you just need to access that permission via your originating password app.

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Flying Spaghetti Monster is not God, rules mortal judge

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Under secular governments and constitutional freedom of religion, there is no such thing as a parody religion. Even a religion abused by some non believers must still be counted as religion by others based upon nothing more than their claiming it.

Take for example atheist Christian ministers who look upon their religion as nothing more than an opportunity to meet the children of the believers of that religion in order to sexual molest those children.

Regardless of the ministers patent lack of belief as demonstrated by their behaviour or the children's lack of understanding of the religion and the ministers junk not being religious objects, the parents of those abused children still have a right to express themselves via that religion.

The judge, should face judgement for the immoral decision to decide what religion others should worship based upon the judges own prejudices.

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Would you let cops give your phone a textalyzer scan after a road crash?

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No Such Thing as an Accident

Reality is there is no such thing as an accident on the road. Logically we should endeavour to find the causes of all accidents and they make adjustments in the law with regards to the entirety of vehicular activity, so as to reduce the number of incidents.

With distractions a major cause of vehicular incidents, this could be mitigated with a more broad system of warnings, crossing traffic lane warnings, approaching traffic lights auditory warnings, major limits on road side advertising (signs et al, designed to specifically distract drivers), mandatory extended community service for those who caused the accident, slower traffic (allows more time for correction, can't safely maintain the higher speed, than slow it down), limiting vehicle performance (can't handle more powerful cars, simply regulate them to be less powerful) and black boxes in vehicles with record of vehicle activity leading up to incident and the phone goes with it.

Why consider you break your neck in the accident because some idiot paid more attention to their phone than the traffic lights. You'll carry that for the rest of your miserable life and the person who caused, well, they get to keep their privacy and their insurance goes up a little, now is that in any way fair.

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Irish government websites hit by widening DDoS attacks

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Counter Attack?

Well to be fair the government of Ireland is actively involved in economic terrorist activities by cutting licence fee taxes in order to steal other countries social services. Those countries generate the revenue only to see it stolen by Ireland with discounted licensing tax and profit off shoring.

Technically those governments being targeted by Irish economic terrorism should take far more aggressive action, with total trade blocks, cessation of currency exchange, as well as forbidden access to targeted nations by Irish citizens, they are responsible for that government and they should be forced to acknowledge that.

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Foxconn pays £2.5bn to swallow Sharp in cut-price takeover deal

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Sales and Marketing

Obviously Foxconn doesn't just want to be Apple's exploited labour source any more and is looking to move into direct marketing and sales.

Sharp will become the retail arm of Foxconn. It all was forecast, all the OEMs that actual produced all the badged stuff are looking to cut out the middle man and pocket the bulk of the profits that the middle man gets.

So Sharp will expand after years of contraction to supply a full range of Foxconn electronics and Foxconn will be making far more than just Apple mobile products.

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nbn says Telstra's copper in better shape than expected

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Corruption Investigation

Why the big lie, they want to get past the idea that the Australia government spent billions of tax payer dollars on a network that was going to be scrapped at a loss and that the owners had received money for that loss.

So 10% purchase commission in tax havens for that buy. Watch the lies fall apart, the copper network is crap and is getting worst.

So bullshit PR tests and site with newish copper just a decade or so old rather than a bunch of decades. The NBN was just turned into a major rort by the LNP, not just buying up a network that was to be scrapped at a loss (that tax payer dollars had funded) but on the purposeful delaying of the NBN each year of delay means more profits for the existing players telecoms and media empires.

Blatant public corruption.

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Oculus Rift review-gasm round-up: The QT on VR

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Re: VR sounded shit in the 90s

I don't need to try it to notice most people use it standing up. So OK, exactly how many people PC game play standing up since escaping game arcades years ago. Hmm, but we were a lit fitter back then.

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Bloke coughs to leaking US military aircraft blueprints to China

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China is just to Cheap

Come on the reality here is China was just being a bunch of cheap arses and not willing to buy those plans off Boeing for full price. It simply was much cheaper for China to send in an industrial agent and steal those planes, rather than paying for them.

The US military industrial complex is totally up for sale to the highest bidder, plans, equipment and even deployment of the war machine.

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William Hague: Brussels attacks mean we must destroy crypto ASAP

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Re: Logic?

All summed up as rich versus poor laws. The 1% vs the 99%. The 1% with privacy and the ability to invade the privacy of the 99% to control them.

Think the wrong thought and based upon data analysis be rendered a true non-person in a cashless society, unable to access anything, until you lose control and then the storm troopers simply arrest you and transfer you to a slave labour camp, work or die.

It really is that sick, psychopathic capitalisms eventual inevitable progression.

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It's almost time for Australia's fibre fetishists to give up

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Don't forget all the copper is brand spanking new as are the conduits and all the connections. Wait no it's not, whole bunch of it is approaching half a century old, the copper is brittle, the insulation is failing and the conduits leak like sieves.

Now I bet they did not test it on degraded copper network in the rain. I am 2000 metres from the node in an inner suburb, so more bullshit.

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Optus cable can't connect 500,000: NBN CEO Bill Morrow

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So the Australian government paid $800 million for something that was going to be scrapped at a loss. So at a guess something $80 million ended up in offshore tax haven accounts. The Royal commision into the purposeful mishandling of the NBN should prove interesting. Especially now that it will be scrapped at a loss on the tax payer dime.

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Former Nokia boss Stephen Elop scores gig as chief innovator for Australia's top telco

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So I gather the plan is to cripple Telstra, buy the NBN, cripple that and have M$ buy it all to keep Google out for ever by blocking it from the network. Only losephones(how can it be called a winphone) will work properly on the network, only Windows anal probe 10 will work properly on the network.

Big bonuses going to various players corporate and political into offshore tax havens.

Seriously why would anyone hire this poison pill after the Nokia escapades unless they were paid off to the tune of millions in offshore tax haven bank accounts. What a crock of shit.

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We’re so over Uber: Italy ponders slapping taxes on workers in the ‘sharing economy’

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So tax the sharing economy but when it comes to multi-billion dollar corporations cheating on billions in taxes, what, that happens, surely not, nope, nope, nope, tum te te tum. Need to tax the poor more, the rich we apparently need to tax less or not at all, so say all the politicians bought off by the rich, yep uh huh.

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Reprogrammble routers axed by TP-Link as FCC bans custom firmware

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Much Worse

Think more government mandated back door into your hardware that you can not remove. So take this story in light of the M$/FBI attack on Apple. So you can not change your sort of firewall router hardware but via the back door they can and when you hook hardware into it, they can work to hack that hardware as well.

This is a straight mass spying law, we set you hardware to spy on you, you try to change it, then you go to jail instead, something straight out of George Orwell's 1984 big brother is watching, try to stop and expect to be re-educted.

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Microsoft has crafted a switch OS on Debian Linux. Repeat, a switch OS on Debian Linux

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The reality is experienced and knowledgeable users are tensing up a lot and Windows anal probe 10 is causing a huge amount of discomfort. The is pushing a growth in Linux and Apple so M$ is seeking to sticks it probe in both other major operating system.

The huge public attack on Apple engineered through lobbyists, main stream media and even the FBI (M$ gave them a gaping security hole and are demanding a favour in return) and now pushing into deeper open source. So targeting network hardware all of a sudden, why, easy because network hardware can be configured to shut out all Windows anal probe IPs and be regularly updated to keep them out permanently, so M$ is launching an end run around this to ensure the data rape continues.

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South Australia received 100 complaints about police data misuses last year

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The problem here is clearly administrative. Simple warning access screens solve silly childish problems like this, you know the repetitive stuff. So on each and every access, there should be a warning about accessing information, the officer should enter in their name, rank, badge number and reason for access (with a warning about putting in false reasons for access), all slow and annoying but that is what you are doing, slowing down the odd idiot who gets a ego rush before they do something stupid.

Another thing to do if you are really serious, is once any claimed investigation is over, notify the individual being investigated and detail the information that was accessed and who accessed it and allow them to file a complaint should they choose, inform the officer of this each and every time they gain access and it will really slow silliness down.

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German mayor's browser tabs catch him with trousers down

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Why just Why?

So you go on holidays overseas to watch porn in your hotel room, why just why? Kind of seems like a waste of money.

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Australia threatens to pull buckets of astronomy funding

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Have one of the Other

Australia made a choice Minister for Science or Minister for government subsidised sport advertising, the ministry of "It's not lying when superstar hero athletes lie about crap products, it's acting".

That choice of course how well those ego bloated boring douche bag jock straps will stump for their favourite right wing politician and how scientists like to have stupid independent ideas about everything including which politician they will vote for.

The government of main stream media bullshit 24/7/365, whilst selling out the Australian people to the "now open for business" crowd.

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Hash-tag CompSci: FBI grooms pre-weed teens

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Just Say NO

Unless your an anal type, those FBI computer security classes are not for you. If you have any intention at all of rebelling against authority, those FBI computer security classes are not for you, you would be basically handing over a full psych profile of yourself and tagging yourself for life.

FBI computer security classes, basically for anal retentive types only, everyone else stay away because there is no plus side for you. There is no cool in getting a permanent invisible government tattoo right smack in the middle of your forehead.

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Yahoo! is! up! for! sale! – so! how! much! will! you! bid!?

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The big question of course in the bidding process, does it or does it not, come with the M&M. Seriously if the only thing the M&M really manages to do is collect a sales commission on selling Yahoo after woeful turn at the helm, this after a public easing out the door demotion at Google, well, weren't the Yahoo board stupid to hire it.

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$30m stands between you and the contract to run all .org domains

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Registries should be public run and publicly controlled, definitely no contractors. Imagine the kind of abuse that would go on if title deeds were run by a private company, now you own it, now you don't and spend a decade in court trying to get it back.

That domain registry record is pretty much the same as a land title and as such should be protected in the public interest.

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TTIP: A locked room, no internet access, two hours, 300 pages and lots of typos

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Like crazed deluded idiot children. Plotting and scheming in private and thinking how smart they are and how everyone else is stupid and gullible. Then the documents publicly hit various governments and must be disclosed and discussed prior to being voted on (they can not be changed, just accepted or rejected), so accepted by completely corrupt governments and rejected by only partly corrupt governments, in the end, all the idiotic plotting a scheming for naught (but at least they were paid and paid lots to plot and scheme in the conspiracy and according to the psychopathic rules of capitalism, isn't that all that counts, not whether they succeed or not, just how much they got paid, I wonder how much exactly did those plotters and schemers get paid, so who exactly is the joke on).

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Telstra passes on NBN billions, plays it safe

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Basically they know exactly how shit the copper is they sold the taxpayer in the biggest scam in Australian history, paying billions for something that was going to be scrapped and quite simply want to distance themselves from it whilst keeping the money.

There is a good chance of a Royal Commission into the purposeful and very corrupt bungling of the NBN by the LNP and people will be looking to distance themselves from the fallout and the fines.

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Windows 10 will now automatically download and install on PCs

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How can an operating system with a build in key logger ever be considered more secure. In fact everything required to turn your computer into a privacy invasive bot controlled by someone else is built right into the OS. Don't need to install any trojan ware at all under Windows anal probe 10, you just need to break in once, redirect the links and you are done.

The whole idea is utter insanity and a solid indication that it is well and truly beyond time to abandon doing any business at all with M$.

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USA streamlines visa for visiting Australian tech workers

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EH, no. Quite simply the US is quietly trying to drive a greater population exchange between the US and Australia because of this http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Nuclear-fuel-cycle/Uranium-Resources/Supply-of-Uranium/ and of course because of tens of thousands of kilometres of undeveloped beach front which will tolerate becoming underwater front much more readily (I mean to say, who wants to holiday at a tropical location high rise structures collapsing and leaving rubble all over the place or ghostly shells still standing, habitats of fish on the lowest level and the homeless on higher levels.

Odd thing happens in this, right wing Australians tend to drift to the US and left wing Americans tend to drift to Australia (right wingers also come from the US to Australia but if you dig into things, you find they leave after a while, they dislike being snubbed for demanding young Australians should get paid less and that being an overt bible basher demanded everyone worship their way also receives short shrift).

Overall this is still a major push for population exchange, not so much from the Australian government perspective but very, very much so from the US government perspective.

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

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When you get an M&M to run you business don't be surprised when you get this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q33drZUXSzY. I bet someone's business cred will go all melty but sure as fuck, some other idiot will hire it. So will this M&M get a gold coat, the golden parachute as she wanders off into the sunset with the jobs of thousands of yahooers, you betcha, feel sorry for all the rest though and the idiots that hired it, you bet they'll get the same gold plated coating on the way out.

Google has to be laughing up there sleeves at this, a reminder the M&M did not just leave but was demoted and was facing more, as a noodge out of the door(biggest skill, taking credit for other people's work, a skill she attempted to set in place from day one at Yahoo by forcing all staff back into the office so she could listen in).

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SONY HACK WAS WAR says FBI, and 'we're still struggling to hire talent'

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Re: War.

Seriously WTF? Google called email postcards, which any one in any stage of the data link can read by just flipping them over, hence no one had a right to expectations of privacy when google blatantly pries into, what it calls postcards http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/aug/14/google-gmail-users-privacy-email-lawsuit.

So every ISP including the wholesalers can pry into and collate every email, so the reality is what they got from Sony's email servers is exactly what a whole bunch of players (keeping some secrets and making threats with others) did via the communications infrastructure, all those emails, which Google declared to be postcards and incidentally got away with it.

FBI fucking call this an act of war, fuck the FBI, those mercenary bastards, trying to promote conflict, murder and mayhem (Fucking Bloody Idiots indeed and in word). If that is the case, why haven't the world government's declared war on google, why haven't the mass arrests occurred, where are the death penalties for googles mass act of war, massively prying into people's email (M$ and Yahoo also massively indulge in this apparent act of hostilities).

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UK govt right to outsource everything 15 years ago – civil service boss

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Here is how the outsourcing bubble works. You have an annual budget for IT and when it is internal it is an annual sum. When you outsource it, you can pick the cycle to outsource and create the illusion of saving by multiplying the low point in the cycle by 12, true the internal spending was still lower and that was with carrying over needy asset costs from higher cycles but you had the higher cycles added in, rather than a lower cycle multiple by 12 to create a fantasy annual budget.

So they knowingly lied for kick backs, you can not make those mistakes by accident, all a straight up lie for kick backs. Everyone in governments around the world were doing it because everyone around the world was being bribed, from corrupt politicians to corrupt political appointees they were feeding the beast who was paying them, corrupt corporations.

Now they have chaos, so temporally rebuilding internal system to fix things, only temporarily of course and once fixed, bam, straight back to corruption and outsourcing. There is also a second item in the agenda, a secret one. They are having huge problem recruiting for IT in 'lack of' intelligence services, the professionally paranoid because face it, who wants to be a great big privacy invasive dick (there are a few of course but as a routine they can never be trusted with anything), not have one mind you (in fact the opposite is far more likely the reality, hence the need to spy on everyone else's 'er' business), just be a knob head prying into everyone's private lives whilst being totally spied on yourself (when you are professionally paranoid, no one trusts any one).

So employed in one section of the civil service and transferred to another, take it or quite and have your loyalties questioned and you status as free citizen challenged.

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That one weird trick fails: Google binned 780 million ads last year

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Uphold The Law

One would hope that not only is Google cracking down on fraudulent advertisements, they have created a relevant to each countries communications authority liaison office, to pass on the collated evidence so that the relevant authorities can pursue prosecution.

Google might still think that the cost world wide would be far to high, millions of dollars (proper collation and legal presentation of evidence maintaining a quality chain for evidence for further investigation) but that investment will result in significant reductions of cost associated with finding and removing those bad players, a huge problem would rapidly shrink to a minor problem because repeat offenders don't get no network access in prison.

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Australia and America working on global no-state-hacking pact

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Re: Don't be fooled

Malcolm Turnbull is loyal though, no question about that. It was pretty obvious and odious that Toxic Tony was the US governments choice to ensure more US forces in australia because http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Nuclear-fuel-cycle/Uranium-Resources/Supply-of-Uranium/ of the shift to Uranium and Australia has 7 times as much Uranium as the US and it gets worse more than thirty times as much high value ores (high concentrations) and instead of being a benefit to Australians that is instead a huge threat.

Malcolm publicly made the Uncle Tom invite him three times as Malcolm pretended to not hear him as public payback for Toxic Tony and the US governments clear intent with forcing more US troops in Australia on a full time basis (mind you fully combat ready rapid deployment force on rotation thousands of kilometres away from anything worth whole except of course Australia high value uranium ores, more than thirty times greater than US reserves).

So yeah, the Australian government and it's security forces are pretty sick of being hacked by the US, especially as those Australian security forces are aware of why and especially because of the US horrible preference for autocratic governments to suppress the local populace where resources reach national security significance for the US government.)

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GCHQ spies quashed this phone encryption because it was too good against snoopers

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Make no mistake their interest in software is a lie, they want to capture the hardware side, so that can grab info before it is encrypted, it is far faster and more reliable and that means getting into bios or cpus or the bus or the chipset.

Foreign manufacturers delivering to foreign governments disrupt this, however secret treaties make it possible again. Likely the most nefarious secrets are within NATO, a treaty that somehow is morphing into an over government, a government ruling other governments, pushing further and further in cyber security or is that insecurity and all areas of border control.

They are looking to punch permanent holes in hardware and seeking to force the use of that broken hardware by keeping unbroken hardware off the market (older computers running older software could become considerably more valuable over time).

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Waving Microsoft's Windows 10 stick won't help Intel's Gen 6 core

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Re: Nonsense

The innovation people are waiting for voice and nothing more. Bit slow for skilled users but quite simply hugely better for unskilled users. What business wants an OS that pries into the activity of it's employees. Consider those activities are often high value proprietary secrets, that can be readily sold to competitors. The whole idea is sheer insanity, M$ is pushing one thing after another to try to force Windows anal probe 10 on people who simply do not want.

They are going to force an upgrade cycle, not the one they want but an industry wide cross grade. Windows 8 dickish enough, they had to got one step further and it will cost them dearly. There response, fuck you customers, you do not choose, M$ chooses and they seem intent to break system that do not update on purpose to force a hugely perverted privacy invasive update and insider trading nightmare for businesses.

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Cat fight: Watch out YouTube, here comes Facebook

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Youtube needs to tidy up and remove dud content, it annoys viewers and wastes bandwidth. Simply let viewers start blocking undesirable uploaders, those whose only capability is producing a catchy title with shitty content.

Enough blocks and simply drop the uploader and their content, tidy stuff up, get end users to better user generated content and registered because that registration has real value, Registered users are of far greater value than anonymous users and there must be value for them to register, the value of avoiding crappy up loaders who waste storage space and bandwidth (worst examples, those advertising content sites with 90 minute long fixed frame images, a huge waste of storage).

Start cleaning things up and likely Youtube could halve storage requirements, way too many fixed frame pictures pretending to be video. So registered user generated filtering to reduce wasted storage and bandwidth in order to increase profitability and retain viewers with less annoying content driving them away.

Should also analyse for repeated content and only store it once with links to it for other users (Megaupload did a good job of this and it was largely automated).

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Women account for just one fifth of the EU’s 8m IT jobs

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Re: none issue

You really do not get it. IT is a great field for introvert computer geeks, for everyone else not so much. Biology plays a huge role ie there is a world of difference between making a deposit and having to carry that result of the data extraction from the deposit and it's conjunction with a living data repository, for nine months and then providing additional sustenance and data through to self sustenance.

This produces in the majority inherently different traits, logical genetic traits, ignoring those is stupid. Even in university the difference is profound, spend time in the psychology area of the schools and you are exposed to the intense vagaries of many emotions being shared and expressed, an intense cacophonous interaction of human psyche's.

In contrast got to the IT areas of a university and it because a place of peace and calm, only intermittently interrupted by first year 'this a computer' students. The difference is huge and one kind of student is attracted to one environment (those logically more suited to the intense socio emotional interactions with children) and the other environment suits those who simply do not need to socialise as much, who in fact tend to avoid intense social interactions.

Such is life, of two sexes, one the sacrificial donor and the other the carrier and rearer (whether it be a bug or fish or mammal, one sacrifices and the other nurtures and those different roles produce different genetic outcomes to support those roles, in the majority).

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Spare a reserved cloud instance, gov? Microsoft's $1bn, 70k charity sales pitch

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Re: And after three years....

It ain't free if it doesn't stay free, it is just an addictive dependency. So how much does M$ spend on advertising, surely by your definition giving that money to TV stations, Radio stations, magazines, web sites, why that is all free gifts and any advertising or promotion they do is purely by accident.

Basically M$ are being dick douche bags by invading everyone's privacy and they want charity organisations to sell their souls to advertise for M$, along with selling our privacy (every donor record passed straight to M$).

M$ quite simply can not in any way shape of form be trusted and as such any organisations that crawl in bed with M$ are going to have to expect their reputations to be used and abused by M$, see all those organisations trust M$, so you should just bend over and take the probe.

Image the EFF https://www.eff.org/ taking that not so free money, all they have to do is sell out our privacy. Those charities are paying a price, paying with their reputation and our privacy, is that a price worth paying?

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Forget the drones, Amazon preps its own cargo container ship operation out of China

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For a start forget the marketing Amazon was never meant to be a retail company, they are a logistics company. Ideally they want to warehouse for manufacturers and then directly deliver the goods to customers. So all they are doing is being a logistics company which now is further extending into shipping and transport. Why are they doing this, because the other logistics companies who are asleep at the helm, with regard to retailing for direct deliveries to customers, already have transport and shipping arms.

So the question is whether or not the other logistics companies will wake up before it is too late and create their own internet retail arm to feed into their logistics, shipping and transport arms.

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FTC apologizes for leaking attendee details … to privacy conference

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A US government conference on privacy, let's guess, they are all uniformly concerned about their own personal privacy but, well, screw everyone else, they need to be monitored, informed upon and censured.

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Star Wars Battlefront: Is this the shooter you’re looking for?

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Episode Driven

Basically the whole game is going to be a scam, with them planning to sell piece after piece of the game for a total price up around the $1000 mark, with the excuse 'but it's multiplayer, that's why you have to pay full price for add ons, they are 'er' other games'.

Basically what is being offered up in not Battlefront at all, you'll have to pay by instalments to get it in instalments. They have screwed up though, in not offering up enough and blame, they have now lost the whole $1000 scam because people are giving up on battlefront already.

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You ain't nothing but a porn dog, prying all the time: Cyber-hound sniffs out hard drives for cops

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Re: Sounds Expensive

My thought was why sniff out hard disk drives, hackers can hide everything they could ever want or need on a tiny micro SD card and use a usb card reader. Of course I wasn't thinking like those 'others' and how much data they want to create, share and store and they use external hard disk drives rather than micro sd to hide stuff.

Not that I haven't shifted a bunch of DVDs to hdisk but I don't hide those hdisks. When it comes to hidden micro SD good luck to them trying to find them, especially the ones that don't exist (demolish a house piece by piece and examine wreckage?).

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Kiwi judge rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to USA

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Based upon my fron space, what is must be taken into account is will he get a fair trial in the US, based upon what has happened to date, the chances of that happening are zero, also US law does not treat foreigners equally to US citizens in court or in detention, they are treated more like animals, rather than human beings.

The US has made a real mess of all this and publicly treated New Zealand like lambs ready to have their hind legs shoved in the front of US gumboots and ready to be ridden. The New Zealand governments behaviour has been quite nauseating, reality is, if they believe a prosecution should occur than the New Zealand government should do it.

Foreigners do not get justice in US courts, they get rail roaded, abused, threats of infinite sentences, tortured, basically prosecution as persecution. Most Western countries should seriously block extradition to the US for non-US citizens.

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Microsoft working hard to unify its code base, all the way down to the IoT

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Re: If you polish a Turd...

It's like Android doesn't even exist for you or smart TVs, the new PC or chrome. The only thing I got from this is the same root hacks will be applied to their OS in every single use to provide them with backdoor access, including keyloggers, storage access and network monitoring. Nothing coming out of M$ can be trusted anymore, not one program.

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Windows for Warships? Not on our new aircraft carriers, says MoD

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Most likely a switch to FOSS. Problem is that might not be to well received for use on a killing machine, so they are remaining tight lipped. Military all over the world are likely developing an extreme phobia of closed source proprietary software. One hack and the armaments controlled by the software could be actively used against the end users or simply be shut down.

Electronics, any one part fails and the whole system goes down. A single capacitor with the ability to receive coms from it's power supply and could be triggered to short, board after board replaced, only to fail in the exact same fashion.

The professionally paranoid must be going nuts trying to secure those systems. I can not understand any country that does not force the manufacturer of it's own electronics in it's own government controlled and audited factories to ensure there are no embedded hacks because guaranteed all new military hardware produced for export will contain built in hack points and there ain't no such thing as allies in those hacks.

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Volkswagen blames emissions cheating on 'chain of errors'

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Only Corporate Lawyers.

So the new legal defence for conspiracy to commit an actual crime, not a conspiracy at all, just a random chain of errors. I assume the chain of errors they were talking about are 'errors of judgement', in corporate lawyer legalise and double speak.

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Electrician cuts wrong wire and downs 25,000 square foot data centre

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Risk assessment requires cost as part of the evaluation. So loss equals a million dollars and a one in one hundred chance means you should as a minimum spend one hundredth of the potential loss to ensure it does not happen. So million dollar loss with a one in one hundred chance, should get $10,000 minimum spent to specifically ensure it does not happen.

The bigger the loss and the bigger the chance, the more you spend making sure it does not happen and where that investment exceeds the gain, you simply do not do, what you were intending to do, quite simply it is stupid and fiscally irresponsible thing to do.

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Microsoft encrypts explanation of borked Windows 10 encryption

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All you hard drives are belong to us. Once M$ went with Windows anal probe 10, it had to be pretty obvious nothing would force them to drop that massive invasion of privacy short of new laws and regulations. Basically they like windows 8 are going to try to force it through and not give a crap about customer opposition.

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