* Posts by Planetary Paul

10 posts • joined 28 Jul 2012

Hacking Team: We're the good guys, but SO misunderstood. Like Batman

Planetary Paul
Coat

Well, I'm not a crook.

Whoops! Who's that lifting my wallet?

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Samsung ousts Apple as top US smartmobe biz

Planetary Paul

Market share vs profit share

Market share isn't what Apple is going after, profit share is.

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Redmond Uber-alles: 100 Bing staffers driven to dial-a-car developer

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Core?

What is Redmond's core thingy nowadays? It used to be Windows Über Alles, is that still the case?

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Yep, it's true: Android is the poor man's phone worldwide

Planetary Paul

Force?

> Just don't try to force any of that stuff on me.....

Is anyone doing that then? I'd be outraged if anyone would force me to use an iPhone, and I am an iPhone user.

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Scientists love MacBooks (true) – but what about you?

Planetary Paul

> Given the way OSX is going with forcing your data into the cloud without your permission, I can see myself swinging back to Linux at some point.

When did that forcing happen? Sure, Apple wants everyone to go cloudy, but I choose what to keep local and what in which cloud.

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The weapons pact threatening IT security research

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FAIL

Re: Typical

> The only people it will impede are ordinary honest folk.

And that is of course the whole point of this kind of rules. We want to empower only ourselves, definitely not our subjects.

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Kaspersky says air-gap industrial systems: why not baby monitors, too?

Planetary Paul
Happy

Connection nagging

> Try turning off data access on your smartphone, for example: it will probably complain incessantly that it can't connect to Google or Apple.

I have never seen that on my iPhones. Only during initialisation procedures and specific things like updating or upgrading. Otherwise no nagging.

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IT-savvy US congressmen to Feds: End your crypto-backdoor crusade

Planetary Paul
FAIL

Re: There's a simple way to explain it to them...

In the early 1980's my school decided to move into a new building, think about a small campus for some 10,000 students and staff. In order to cut costs, management decided to not implement a modular key system, just plain random locks with only one master key. This meant that department custodians would have to carry around huge key chains with copies of all the keys of their department on them. So the physics and AV depts custodians got together and from a batch of random keys they reduced the master key profile. From this they machined a master key and to make a long story short, half the school staff ended up with copies of it in no time. These were all copied again when management ordered all staff to hand over their master keys, or else. Only when all locks were replaced with swipe card locks recently, was the problem solved.

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Werner Herzog's latest film warns drivers not to text while driving

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Insurance?

A strange thing I noticed: The girl driver got off relatively light with no further strings attached. In NL you will pay for the rest of your life if you are not adequately insured. We are obliged by law to have a general liability insurance for starters. But when you drive without a valid license or the obligatory MV insurance package for instance, any insurance is void and you will still have to pay yourself all the extra costs the victim has to make to live, without a time limit.

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Skype denies system upgrade enables in-call spying

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Re: Microsoft has alwys slept with the Feds ...

> so I ask you: Does a tiger change it's spots?

Not really because it doesn't have any ;-). Talk to the leopard....

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