* Posts by MyBackDoor

1038 posts • joined 12 Nov 2012

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Did last night's US presidential debate Wi-Fi rip-off break the law?

MyBackDoor

Re: Pfff

"Why exactly do you not think they" are as corrupt as the politics they are hosting?

For news at 11: Cannibals eat cannibals.

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Yahoo! Mail! down?! Great! timing! as! more! US! senators! dogpile! hacked! web! giant!

MyBackDoor

I really don't care about this matter, probably should...don't. However, I've thought that this is the answer the entire week. Let me add a question to your theory (which is probably fact)...how could of Verizon not of known as well? Maybe someone should look over there too, just in case.

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Uber: Can't sue if you die

MyBackDoor

Well...

I blindly support Uber, but this might be a turning point in my all out blindness. However, strangely, it appears in this text alone that one just acknowledges this. Which, OK I agree, this is an obvious outcome to riding in any vehicle. But, where is the exact "You can't sue" jargon to stand this up to the point where one can't sue?

Even if it's not true, as in these words mean nothing, I'm not exactly liking that Uber is trying to sponsor the sign your rights away parade that so many companies are doing. Of course, I can imagine such contracts exist in certain respects like hot air ballooning, sky diving, mountain climbing, etc., but they shouldn't with such common activities like driving. Actually, they can't exist, that would be all out carmageddon.

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Microsoft paid me $650 to scrub Windows 10 from my grandpa's PC, says man

MyBackDoor

WHAT..... This IS real! Just got home and followed Danny's link...

From link: "In the UK, the Solitaire Collection costs £1.19 per month or £7.95 per year. The bundle includes five games so perhaps a one-off £7.95 would be acceptable, but I don’t think people who have been playing Solitaire free for 25 years really want to pay that much every year in perpetuity."

This is INSANE!!!!! To quote the video game SmashTV... "Good Luck! YOU'LLLLLL NEED IT!" (Which btw is FREE http://smashtv.co.uk/play-online/ ).

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MyBackDoor

$5 a month? What? I'm truly interested in what you're going on about. I haven't used WinTin or even version 8, but something seems really off if MS is throwing up nagware like this.

It's one thing to throw up a screen saying "Hey your shit is bootleg, pay for it!", but a whole different thing to ask in a 3rd world childrens donation sort of way. This real? Or you fucking with us and I'm just too slow to know the joke? Jeesh, this sounds really bad.

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US govt pleads: What's it gonna take to get you people using IPv6?

MyBackDoor

Windows - Who cares.

USB - Well, unless you up the power requirements, you're going to have to stick more leads in something (so why not USB). But I'm 50% in agreement with you, I do understand.

PC - Not sure which architecture you are using, but they all seem to carry the baggage of a CPU and memory (Did you mean ATX, IRQ's, B.I./O.S. or something specific?). I just don't understand the alternative to the general usage of the term Personal Computer outside of also using it to imply "Windows PC" aka "PC".

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US Homeland Security launches IoT willy-waving campaign

MyBackDoor

Re: Empire Building

"...a US government department that is not really sure where it will fit in the future..."

Exactly dead on. However, I'm not sure where it fits in right now, and don't forget the TSA! Anyone with knowledge in these 2 was trained and experienced in another agency, everybody else just has a piece of paper from...well somewhere making them "Best Qualified". Once you've made it down to the DHS/TSA, I think they run you through a Rambo simulator for 6 months and force you to act like a 14 year old. I kid you not, some of these DHS tools will be equipped with a rifle and pistol writing out parking tickets...it's just sad.

In all seriousness, DHS/TSA should be merge with a respective agency (any agency assembling weekend warriors would be a nice match).

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Brit boffins get $800k for Los Angeles Twitter pre-crime tech

MyBackDoor

Faint audio, cold beer.

Well, we were waiting patiently for the hate crime to occur, which makes us as officers very nervous, when all of a sudden we saw a suspicious young black male youth. We made a judgement call, and with our prediction model we should of been right. With your life and the lives of the innocent on the line, one cannot over look ones mistakes. But we must secure peace at any cost. Sadly, that cost can be high, even higher when tragic mistakes are made. We are reaching out to the family and friends over the loss of this young man. Our prayers are with them.

Next up, a man shows his newborn the wonderful world of birds as he used an air hitch to attach his newborn to a C-88 drone. Stay tuned!

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Windows 10 backlash: Which? demands compo for forced upgrades

MyBackDoor

Re: "could of had"

Ya'll fussed much on dim dang werds much, now git... "Linux is a good sticking plaster for Windows...".

Windows is the sticking plaster for Windows... BZZZT.TT! BSOD.

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Oracle confirms Java EE 8 is delayed for 'major enhancements'

MyBackDoor

Whaaaat?

"Work on Java EE 9 is starting “right away,” Gaur said, rather than waiting for completion of Java EE 8."

Apparently 8 is so underwhelming that 9 has to happen "right away". Which means I couldn't feel safe with 9, so I'll have to wait for 10... which will apparently spawn 11. So, can't wait for that Java EE 11 !!

BTW, I have really been missing the boat on Java anything, but I thought the Fibonacci versioning scheme was in effect? Shouldn't this be EE 13, 21 or even 34 by now?

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Is Tesla telling us the truth over autopilot spat?

MyBackDoor

captain_solo, your comment is sort of bullshit. It reads as if it is written directly by General Motors public relations department. It would be complete bullshit if you didn't try to appeal to reason, so good job there.

Go on, shadow Tesla in that uncertain light of certain doom. But last I checked, when _1_ person dies in a car due to design fault and the manufacturer takes _IMMEDIATE_ attention to that death, that was a good thing. Sorry, I just never got used to the idea of "Well, if enough people get hurt, we'll take a look ;-P".

I really don't care about the automotive industry, but nearly ever American my age has heard of Preston Tucker. Big automotive is doing to Tesla what they did to Tucker over 60 years ago. Fuel the FUD, get government (now governments...plural) on your side, then steal the ideas and claim it as your own. Big automotive admitted to the scandal with Tucker AFTER they destroyed him, then later convicted of the plot. Like it or not, Tesla is the new Tucker.

So, will I buy a Tesla, no. Will I _ALMOST_ blindly support Tesla in every other way, you're god damn right I will. Especially when I'm _FORCED_ to have my taxes support this apparent "Too big to fail" industry made of scum and vinyl seats (vinyl might be too good of a description).

Drive safe.

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Dark web drug sellers shutter location-tracking EXIF data from photos

MyBackDoor

Re: where a photograph was taken

GPS tagging really should be off by default, but this option has a future use (possibly). 40 years from the moment the picture was taken, someone might like to try recreate it. Think enthusiasts of geological locations, some historians and even maybe children trying to recreate the wedding day of their parents or grand parents. All I really have to say about the feature.

Not sure if a script would really search for GPS coordinates versus just finding the JPEG header and trunacting the image file. Also supplying rewritten, false GPS data can lead to patterns, best to remove it all (says something about those couple hundred with it intact...a place to start).

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Alleged hacker Lauri Love loses extradition case. Judge: Suicide safeguards in place

MyBackDoor

Re: Cooper who?

"I would like to know the maximum sentence he might face,...

Who's "he"...Cooper? :-)

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Shock: AT&T totally not OK with FCC saying it ripped off US schools

MyBackDoor
Unhappy

This one is FREE money to AT&T, the state taxes pay for it!

"...more flexible month to month service contracts."

More flexible for AT&T who can charge more for the same thing and soak up schools money. Or is it now that educational institutes are subject to the same bleed them dry corporate paradigm as private consumers?

AT&T can go on and on how capitalism should work via text book definitions, laws and "forms", but how AT&T is working capitalism is a complete different reality from the one of ethical.

Time Warner says hello.

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Tim Cook trousers $135m in Apple shares

MyBackDoor

Mmmmm

"Most of the shares were awarded due to his remaining as CEO for five years "

Reality check: You stay position a gravy 5 years and get millions. I stay 25 and get laid off because I make 1/1000 as you do.

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Windows 10 Anniversary on a Raspberry Pi: Another look at IoT Core

MyBackDoor

So, can it run VS.Net?

BTW, I thought the ".Net" terminology was dropped/killed?

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Kindle Paperwhites turn Windows 10 PCs into paperweights: Plugging one in 'triggers a BSOD'

MyBackDoor

Re: Good Grief

It's not about your opinion of things, it's the DRM'ish of things that keep Windows kicking. Then there's full on lock in with Video games (just because Pepsi is popular and offers cola doesn't mean that Coke doesn't have the market on lock down).

I run 0 Microsoft products now, but considering WinTin-can come for free supposedly, we are not out of the mirk yet.

WinTin-can do a lot for you, may I suggest recycling. Pennies for thought.

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US Patent Office sued after it declared a power outage a 'national holiday'

MyBackDoor

Re: An argument...

I don't know much about all of this, but it sounds like the little guy has to be sneaky to try and dodge legal fights. I'm thinking no matter what day you file on, the big thugs of the arena always start a fight, so it seems smart to be sneaky, or stupid that you can be sneaky (the big thugs are sneaky too).

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Compression tool 7-Zip pwned, pain flows to top security, software tools

MyBackDoor

Re: 2016

They sort of have to always be a thing at stone level. When your mind Is many steps ahead, you can forget to check for these things.

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BT Sport takes Elemental step of software encoding

MyBackDoor

WTF is...

Software Defined Video?

Is it similar to Stainless Defined Steel? Red Defined Apples? Redundant Defined Statement? Defined Defined "Defined Defined"?

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More questions than answers, literally, from America's privacy rules

MyBackDoor

Most of what seems to be put under a bad light in this article is just the way a democratic system works (and many others). And to the idea of putting the FTC in the mix, well that will eventually bring in the FBI along with the ATF. Next thing you know, it's all about regulating firearms at an ISP level. Yes, I might be stretching it, but how far?

Honestly, at least the FCC is asking for help. To me that is a step forward from other branches who assume they have all the answers....shit, the FCC might of made the first move that I have ever appreciated!

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Approved: Master plan to end US gov control of internet's highest level

MyBackDoor

Cleaning up a broken lightbulb.

"A formal proposal to give the internet community a legal right to interject was beaten back by ICANN's staff who claimed, among other things, that such a move would be illegal".

The fact they see this illegal with no mention on how they could work the problem to make it legal shows to me their true intrests along with just how hard they can work a problem.

IANA...ICANN. Tomato...Tomata.

P.S. while I type this from a mobile phone in the USA to a server in the UK, I'm wondering what's so bad about the internet's current state to rush it into anyones hands. Just because something is broken, doesn't mean you can't fuck it more and make a bigger mess.

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JavaScript daddy's Brave ad-blocker hits Android, Apple stores

MyBackDoor

I think because the other projects are failing is the reason a hint of money is being directly tied to this. Which hopefully now with an incentive of money, things may be steered in another path. I'm not sure ifI like what I'm reading, but I remember when people thought the complexities of PayPal woyld surely seal it's doom.

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Under-fire Apple backs down, crafts new iOS to kill security safeguard

MyBackDoor

No contradiction. The device isn't the tool being weilded, it's the people. We should not slave to the device, the device should slave to our voice. You can compliment and criticize the same object, your opinion, or voice, is at the heart of all your progress.

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How many Surface power cords are a fire risk? 2.25 million in the US alone

MyBackDoor

I like the bit where the more money you have spent with them, the more of a pain it is to deal with them.

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How to get root on a Linux box, step 1: Make four billion system calls

MyBackDoor

Re: If someone is able to run arbitrary code on your server

"Your best bet it to minimise the attack vectors..."

This is so bad I'm in tears! To stay in line with that sentiment helpfulness, another best bet would to turn the fucking thing off!

Captain, Minimise the Attack Vectors...NOW!

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Indie review blasts detained immigrants' Facebook, Skype ban

MyBackDoor

So these people shouldn't be in the UK, but they should have access to UK services...? I'm American, but maybe I've decided to illegally enter the UK to swendle their health care.

It sucks not having a home, that is what makes a home precious.

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Were the FIRST AMERICANS really FIRST? MYSTERY of vanished 'Population Y'

MyBackDoor

Re: Lemurians

No, most prevented that by building stair cases into walls, while others dug straight down to China.

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Facebook ditches HTML mobe future in favour of Zuck-style JavaScript

MyBackDoor

Re: Java != JavaScript

I guess I should of stoped reading, because the article explains how Java fits in.

Anyways, why even fuck about with Java if speed is important? Whatever happened to ASM and C? At least in C you can do all the Java b.s. like "system.out.print.OMG!". If there was only 1 or 2 Java API's I'd get it, but there is like 50,000 of them now. Java seems to mean "proprietary bootstrap loader"...or something similar, and you don't need Java to make one of those.

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Mad John McAfee: 'Can you live in a society that is more paranoid than I'm supposed to be?'

MyBackDoor

Re: "... his left curiously busy in his trouser pocket"

"Most of what he says is bollocks......"

I completely find the reverse, but everything he stated is just plain obvious. You may fight with those you disagree with....People have lost sight of privacy...To nutshell the whole speech, this isn't Utopia...Well, No shit! This society is unknowingly becoming a time bomb, it would be nice if presented ideas were more of a solution rather than stating what's already known.

However, I still find him as an example that iT can be "cool". So I guess if anyone is going to filabust an iT convention, then he's the man for the job.

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.sucks-gate: How about listening to us the first two times, exasperated FTC tells ICANN

MyBackDoor

Re: How do they know who is registering?

You would hope at least a copy of a tax return...you'd hope.

Anyways, this whole debate feels like it should of happened nearly 20 years ago, when domains were setting dominate foundations, when squatters ruled the roost. Wait, they still do, but now we also have "official" squatters (ICANN).

Also, the bullshit term of "activist" and "executive" basically means "poor" and "rich". Just ask Madonna.com (R.I.P.), Whitehouse.com (R.I.P.), Nissan.com (But Nissan.com is still hanging in there, and who knew Nissan Automotive was owned by Renault? (France)). There is many more, but in the end, money steals the winner. I guess regardless of this article's topic, ICANN is in that fabled Win/Win position, thanks to themselves.

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Shuttleworth delivers death blow in Umbongoland dispute

MyBackDoor

Re: Why is this 'news'...

Maybe not conflate, but you can confuse. I can't name many open source projects that do NOT first and foremost run with Linux. You can say that GNU can run without Linux, but can you point to an example? The last I saw GNU software being used in anything non-Linux was for torrent/pirate stuff (or shady Chinese "FreeOfficeApp.exe" style viruses...if we include GPL anything that is).

After reading the article, I have 1 question: If KUbuntu is to pony up a license of some sort, well does Ubuntu have an equivalent license with Debian? I'm seriously doubting it, as Ubuntu is clearly all about taking over Micrsoft's po$ition.

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VR rift OPENS UP: Total Recall Technologies hurls lawsuit at Facebook's Oculus

MyBackDoor

"...Rift VR headset is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2016."

RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRiGHT! If it was to ship to quality control by 2016, then I'd believe that. The shit is 2 billion dollar phantom wear, and if it's not phantom, it's a 2 billion dollar iWatch.

Why can't people just understand that the vast majority of people do NOT want to WEAR something to make it work, let alone on their head, OVER their eyes.

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Hacker uses Starbucks INFINITE MONEY for free CHICKEN SANDWICH

MyBackDoor

What's this about, I missed all news of them exploiting taxes. How does it work :-)

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MyBackDoor

Exactly! Thanks for stating it. +100%

People really should pay attention to the fact that the current version of "BigCorp" (or maybe even all of today's capitalism) is no longer your friend, but a stranger. Soon it may be your enemy no matter what, even if you try to help them, like this dumb sucker just found out. I am opinionated, but I'm having a hard time seeing proof to change my opinion (so far it has been impossible).

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Grand Theft Auto maker lobs sueball at BBC over biopic

MyBackDoor

Re: Law fail

"Any guesses what they're playing at?"

Publicity. A counter suit would keep GTA in the headlines for a while, and considering GTA 6 (VI) won't be released for a few years, it could pay off. Think of this lawsuit as a reminder from time to time to play GTA V, sadly for me it will have the opposite effect. Still though like you, I wish I knew how they believe they have a chance.

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MyBackDoor

Off topic: Need London again.

Speaking as an American, I'm tired of these pseudo-American cities this game keeps taking place in. It needs to go back to London (Possibly with a 3/4 perspective option). This last one, 5 (V), was good but it really needs to be shook back up. GTA London, which to me was the last and only real expansion, should be considered as a serious target city for 6 (VI).

For the story, who gives a shit and what can Take Two really do? The biopic on Mitnick wasn't shut down and neither was that of the Gates/Jobs saga. Both were taken to a serious Hollywood production similar to this, no ShakeCam shit. To me, if the Gates/Jobs saga wasn't halted, what chance does Take Two have regarding some dude (who I've never heard of)? Also, what does he have to hide? Does this mean someone will be digging deeper into this than they previously expected?

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NINTENDO assigns BOWSER to run North American sales. No, really

MyBackDoor

"...Wii U is not a hit..."

It hits landfills just fine.

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Uncle Sam spanks PayPal for credit scheme cockup

MyBackDoor

Re: When I tried the "Bill Me Later" 'feature'...

I used BillMeLater/PayPalCredit from 2006 up to 3 months ago. Everything went sideways with PayPal running it from the start, but over the last 9 months it has become so corrupt, that this 25 million fine is a laughing joke. About 9 months ago, PayPal took down access to an itemized list of purchases that let you know when each purchase was about to start charging interest. I got hit with this a few times and according to PayPal credit I had to call them each time to find out this information. Fine, whatever, I just ignored that teething grinning.

About 5 months ago, my account started to accrue interest on items that were no where near "past due". Turns out I had a canceled item, and that item had interest figured (pre-interest??). So when I canceled the item, the interest was left hanging. They didn't start to charge my account until the 6 Months No Payments period had expired. Yes, they charged me interest on a canceled item and waited 6 months to let me know so they could suck me dry.

All the nightmares about PayPal are true. You might be lucky and haven't run into them, but eventually you will fall asleep, and then Freddy PayPal will come!

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YouTube Kids 'showed nippers how to make nooses, play with fire'

MyBackDoor

Re: In other news from the US

"Well you see this was an accident that no one could have predicted..."

Are you referring to just the NRA or also to the paranoid state that media, government, and the rest of society promote to sell fear? Butt, I do understand it's easier to just single out 1 specific party to promote your point of view, it helps people "get on board" (just ask the African slaves).

Still eagerly awaiting the alien invasion.

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South Korea mandates spyware installation on teenagers' smartphones

MyBackDoor

Re: Oh shit....

Yes. I suspect this has nothing to do with parents, but solely to desensitize people on government control. Being it will be applicable to ALL under 19, what better age to desensitize humans than at the age of 10...5 even?

Still eagerly awaiting the alien invasion.

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MyBackDoor

Re: But what do they hope to find out?

"...really do spend all their time killing small animals and staring at other..."

Sad, but there is still hope, don't give up on us humans yet.

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Verizon in SUDDEN $4.4bn AOL GOBBLE, aims to make fourplay more exciting

MyBackDoor

AOL...4.4bn...LOL

4.4bn CD mailers carried the deal, just too bad there's less than 3bn CD players.

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Cop in gay porn film advised to put his helmet away

MyBackDoor

Probably because it was a gay porn film...

I can tell all this is beneath you, but on many porn sites the type is crucial to selection. At least you know what category to look under if you want to see it. And trust me on this, all porn is not created equal, no matter how much one might parade the flag of "Holier than thou, all is equal" small mind.

BTW, I'm pretty sure the author intentionally used the word "gay", to highlight one thing you might be missing. and to play happy on the other.

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Apple taxpayers swarm to stone-age iPhone 6+ purely for the bigness

MyBackDoor

"Dell first making 'phablet' phones..."

Honestly, I saw some pretty phabby Palm Pilots back in the day...very phabby (one weighed like 200lbs and was the size of your left shoe).

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MyBackDoor

Re: Why change it juat for change' sake?

Well, regardless if it's Apple or whoever, you have to change sometime. Win 3.x's Ui worked, but would you like to use it? New methods do come along, faster and more flexible. The problem Apple is having is that they are stuck in a rut period where they are almost certainly scared to change anything, so Apple fans will just be stuck with them.

To me in general, if a Ui is completely and utterly done by numbers methodically, then it can remain the same forever. But once you start putting a touch of "swoosh" and "ahhh" into it, it slowly becomes something similar to an art. And just like art, it will have its periods.

You may or may not like Apple for not changing anything, but it has gone stale. But again if you like it, well some like aged cheese better than fresh cheese. As long as the cheese suits you!

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Sorry, Windows 10 early adopters: Microsoft Edge WON'T block ads at launch

MyBackDoor
Pint

Re: Irrelevant

It makes an even stranger assumption that ... "You won't have to worry about dodgy toolbars, rogue ActiveX controls, or buggy plugins when you use Microsoft Edge". I dislike* to have to use the obvious as a catapult against Microsoft, but since when is any first launch product in any industry free from worry? Especially when things always seem to go sideways with the things you're told not to worry about!

Besides, what is a Microsoft web browser without rogue ActiveX controls? Without that, there will be no press on the security exploits, and without that there will be no news coverage. It will be like it never happened! I guess in the end, I'm hoping the author is right after all! Salute to you, Neil McAllister!!

* A lie.

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Would you trust your DNA with APPLE? HealthKit lined up as genome data trafficker

MyBackDoor

Re: Why Apple

"...can choose to send it on to any researcher *if* they wish."

*If* they wish you say? According to my reality, the U.S. government can force Apple to take it off your phone. If you do not believe that to be the case, where have you been these last 2 years? Well, maybe you've been off reading about private hackers stealing gigantic databases of user information.

All it takes it 1 time, 1 time for the government to say "Apple, we'll take it all now...or else." Then all of a sudden, Apple has incentive.

Ok, so somehow you think you can honestly control this. What happens in 3 or 4 years when the program is so accepted, the App changes it's defaults to always share. Let Internet Explorer alone be an example of once sane defaults turned around.

No matter how helpful this may or may not be, you shouldn't allow it because it's the start of a system of tracking you really don't want to see the future of. I'm all for cloning and genetic modifications of any sort, but there is a time and place for mass collection of DNA, and humanity isn't in need of that yet. This is MASSIVE DNA collection...massive.

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MyBackDoor

Re: Why Apple

"Your data is safe...for some value of "safe".

"This is all about reducing government friction for getting involved in such efforts."

Either I read between the lines or I read what I want to read. Either way, I do account for corruption.

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