* Posts by tempemeaty

900 posts • joined 15 Oct 2007


Chinese state media accuses Cisco and other US giants of spying


I wonder

I always felt that when China thought it's technology was sufficient to such that they no longer need to get anymore from the western corporations that they would find an excuse to end western presence in China. I wonder if this is the beginning of that.

‘Anonymous’ takes down Texan RFID-tracking school

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Human dignity

People are not shelf stock to counted and tagged. People are not cattle to be ear tagged and tracked. Human indignity of that! That schools districts authority figures are abusive and that school girl was right to say no to being tagged and tracked. Now if somebody strikes back at the abuse to bad. Abuse is a two lane road. That tagging needs to be stopped right now!

You know who else hates Windows 8? Hackers


UEFI or not to UEFI...why?

It's because Microsoft can't secure it's own OS's and the hardware industry is acquiescent to being under Monopolysoft's control. If not for that then we wouldn't be having this debate or even a excuse for a UEFI scheme at this time.

One million Facebook users' names and email addresses: $5


...third-party developer....

Another one in India or some other country where people don't live by the westerner ideals about ethics perhaps?

The new Mac mini eviscerated with ease


Re: Abandonment, is a two way street

Heh, the backup failed while transferring data back. I seriously thought I was covered. And people say bad things don't happen...


Abandonment, is a two way street

I find Apples abandonment of optical drives a sad form over function thing. When it comes to software, the really expensive stuff I buy on CD/DVD. I've lost to many programs to hard drives failures to take it for granted like so many do. So if a company abandons the optical drive then I abandon them.

Headaches, delays plague Windows Store, dev claims


Stacking up against the stack rankings?

Best I can figure is that some testers are required to meet metrics that say if they haven't rejected a certain number of apps a certain number of times or in a certain period they won't rate in the company employee stack ranking.

Gates: Microsoft will merge Phone and Windows platforms

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PC's and phones working alike...then app installs?

It was just a passing thought but I thought I'd throw it out here. We know how phones install applications from online only, if MS merges phone and widows platforms, does that mean the "future PC's" will only be able to install an application that receives a digital certificate/signature from MS's via their online store.

I just LOVE Server 2012, but count me out on Windows 8 for now


Trevor Pott, you pegged it...or should I say pinned...

Trevor Pott, sir, you have hit every one of my concerns that I've had about Windows 8 to the point anything I say would be redundant. In other words you pegged it. Thank you.

Pirate Bay moves to the cloud to confound copyright cops

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Corporations load the cloudy amo and fire at foot

Nice to see corporation's cloudy plans for control now used against them so wonderfully. Corporations creating cloud storage seem to act like they want a future with all your data and OS there instead of on your hardware. It's as if they plan for it to be a way to control you by controlling your Internet access to it. No access no data or OS. Now I wonder if those corporations haven't shot themselves in the foot with this cloud. I can't help but imagine the Pirate Bay guys thinking something like, "thanks for the amo." LOL.

'Stop-gap' way to get Linux on Windows 8 machines to be issued

Paris Hilton


I can't believe the industry allowed this appalling situation to to happen in the first place.

Paris? Because the industry is not making it's own decisions anymore...it seems she's doing it for them.

Sites can slurp browser history right out of Firefox 16


16 now?

Every time I blink another week has passed and another version of FF is out. What's next? Windows 9 by December the holidays? Next time someone says my FF browser's out of date I'm reaching through the interwebs and slapping the chap. Best of luck with the patch, FF 17 will be out before it's released. (9_9);;

Massive strike at Foxconn's iPhone 5 factory


It's a new world order of very old world practices...

Back to the 1000's year old slave practices I see. Seems those running things still don't believe in providing the slaves better tools or training that will produce better results but instead just whip them harder...bad idea. Even a animal whipped and pushed to hard to plow a field might revolt and trample the owner into the earth.

Microsoft releases JavaScript alternative


Trust MS...not so much...

Given MS's past with this sort of thing I'm not getting on board with it. I don't trust they wont try to hook developers with it and then monkey with it afterwards or take it back to closed source and then do what they've done before.

US said to designate Assange 'enemy' of the state


Re: Just send ASSange to trial and get on with life

Well said Chad H.

Microsoft: 'To fill 6,000 jobs, we'll pay $10K per visa'


Re: Microsoft needs better working conditions

Any workers in America need to look out of "Stack ranking" of employees. It's the new method of controlling employment. It all goes back to the United Nations work globally and what is callled Agenda 21. Companies on-board with it have begun the use of workplace "Stack ranking."

McFlurry McMisdemeanour costs Welsh lass McJob


McAbusive much?

Seems to me we have a McAbuse of employees going on here. This sounds like sick and abusive behavior on the employers part. I will NEVER support any organization with that kind of behavior and attitude. No McBusiness from me...

Microsofties to get Windows 8 Surface tabs


What's with the sudden hurry? Who's clock is running out.?

"...Microsoft is accelerating the rate at which it upgrades its employees' PCs as part of the en masse move to Windows 8..."

So is it some kind of emergency? Something gonna happen soon we need to know about? Ballmer's acting like there's an eminent deadline to get everyone on W8 or something. Weird...

One more try: Metro apps are now 'Windows Store' apps


True. With no dependency on MS software the German Metro Group would have the power of self determination. There's a lesson to be learned here...


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GNOME hacker: Culture isn't holding desktop Linux back


...the forest through the trees

When I ran windblows I could always put the same program/disk back in the next machine and install the same software again even though it's a later version of windblows. This customer/home users like.

On Linux I have to find all new recompiles of every fscking program every time because the compiles for the last version of that Linux wont install and run on the next. Customer/home users hate that.

So until programs will install and run across multiple versions of a chosen flavor of Linux without a recompile for each I'm not expecting things to change.

Windows Phone 8: Microsoft quite literally can't lose

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Re: *sigh*

Sounds like you value your security, privacy and files. That matters. So how do we convince the rest of the lemming filled world that corporations treating them as their property and violating the things we value is not good? I don't know. I know this though, you rock and stick to your principles.

IDC: Trying to flog PCs? It's not going to happen


Balance...not a shrinking computing echo system makes....

It's just my opinion but fondle slabs are just one component of the larger computational echo system. PC's, notebooks, tablets and smaller hand-held computing devices all have a place in it. None of these can replace the other completely, each has a purpose that the other devices can't service quite as well. We are just witnessing each finding it's place in this balance. The only thing that would ruin this balance is MS's decision to exterminate the PC from the echo system by poisoning PC's with Windows 8. Of course this loss from the overall balance does not make for a sunny outlook in the box counter's futures.

Lone config file in Mac OS X SIGNALS DEATH OF THE DVD


Re: The hipster's of tech, never mind your data backups...

And hard drives never fail?


The hipster's of tech, never mind your data backups...

Do they think Hard Drives and USB sticks are now reliable enough to replace optical storage?

I've known people to lose hard drives then while transferring to the replacement lose the back up drive too before the transfer was complete. I've also had friends say if not for the CD/DVD back ups on some things they'd have lost everything. Yeah, even in 2012.

If Apple is looking to discontinue optical drives on their products, it seems to me they're a bit cavalier about their customer's personal data storage and backup. Either that or they're trying to hard to be the techno-hipster about how their technology looks at the expense of your data storage.

Microsoft: It was never 'Metro,' it was always 'Modern UI'


Re: Oh, I know.

In the same line of thought...there is also "etaoin shrdlu"

Microsoft: It's not Metro, it's Windows 8


Ok, Windows 8 now?

After how they went on and on about "Metro", I just can't stop laughing. This is hilarious.

I invite them to call it Blockdows 8...much better that way. Then again if that doesn't project the fresh modern image marketing desires they could call it "Oceania".

Curiosity needs OS upgrade before getting down to science



Upgrade now? Why? Somebody forget while it was on earth?

Must have been to successful. Remember, if it isn't broke, fix it until it is! lol.

Scribe's mobe, MacBook pwned after hacker 'fast-talked Apple support'


Devices with that level of built in remote access...

Any equipment that has a built in method for the company who made to go into it and wipe your data remotely is not equipment I want to own. That kind of access existing in the device holding your data is wrong.

Success! Curiosity Mars lander arrives precisely on schedule

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They still got it.

Congrats to all a NASA and JPL. Fantastic work!

I sat here riveted to my monitor, amazing leap in technology.

Need manned missions, we need to expand our human footprint that way if we are going to have any assurance of our continued existence in the long term sense of things.

Microsoft dumps Metro from Windows 8


Windows 8 Oceania

A guy named Orwell gave me the idea and it sounds almost as chic as Metro did. (-_^)

Microsoft tightens grip on OEM Windows 8 licensing



Oh how wonderful for all the world a crushing, oppressive monopoly is. Thank you Steve Ballmer for introducing the masses to your Orwellian world view for control over the worlds PC's.

Surface slab WILL rub our PC-making pals the wrong way – Microsoft


Nail biting end?

I actually wonder if PC makers would rather choke on W8 until it drives them out of business before adopting an alternative source for their OS. Why would I even suggest that? Well Vista already tested the waters. When it was hurting the PC makers sales they continued on with it until Windows 7. That showed us their impotency in regards to making a change or control their own future.

Ultimately I think they are fundamentally locked into the belief they have to sell PC's with a Windows OS even if it means, for some, they may be going out of business. I hope I'm wrong but if PC makers continue to act as though nailed down rather than choose the control an alternate OS would give them it could be their end.

Behold: First look at Office 2013, with screenshots

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Not merely installed on the local PC...THAT's a bit fun now isn't it....

"Privacy zealots and general cloud skeptics will be incensed by how often Office 2013 asks users to login to their Microsoft accounts, not to mention how much the new suite insists its applications are integrated with online services and not merely installed on the local PC."

It's a good thing all Internet connections never ever have issues. ^-^

Door creaks and girl farts: computing in the real world


I live in the real world too

Yes I use a CD/DVD drive. Optical storage's advantages are still true as ever. It's optical, not going to accidentally get magnetically erased or other issues with standard hard drives. I've witnessed solid state and platter hard drives both prove their limited life spans in very very costly ways to many times now for them to be the only storage of data. I've also witnessed the strategic backup drives literally die an hour before data can be put back on the first dead drive's immediately purchased replacement. I've witnessed grown men cry at the loss of $1000 of dollars of software and purchased by download instead of on CD/DVD media. I sincerely wish and hope that no one here ever has to experience that.

Throwing out the CD/DVD drive may be the "in thing" to do now but practical? In the real world...not so much.

Bill Gates: iPad is OK, but what Apple really needs is a SURFACE


Sink the PC ship and offer a Tablet life raft?

I'm also wondering if this is an attempt to sink the PC boat and offer a tablet life raft. No one in MS is stupid enough to honestly believe that a gimped OS that is windows 8 on a tablet can replace the multi-tasking work-horse OS that is Windows 7 or Vista or XP running on hardware with the power of a PC. No way in heck. There has to be another a reason for this.

Perhaps the corporations in general are unhappy with the people of the world using the power of a PC to empower themselves and inform others of what's happening in the world around us. Also the average user goes from consumer to content creator that can compete against the big entertainment corporations now producing their own news, entertainment and movies. People are beginning to do it themselves. I would not be surprised if that's behind this via other outside corporate pressures been put on MS to squash or limit this activity some how. Moving to a gimped OS on the PC and then a version of the tablet that could run some PC software marketed as a PC replacement might be part of a strategy to do this.

Stanford boosts century-old battery tech


Re: So in essence...

That's the first thing I thought, capacitor.

Microsoft cosies up to China with Win8 weibo support


Microsoft gives it's love to China, the West...not so much...

That's right Mr Steven Anthony Ballmer head of Microsoft, cozy up with other software providers in China like that of Sina Weibo micro-blogging platform and include it on your Windows 8. We do remember that of course you like blocking WESTERN software like FIrefox from your OS as of late...

"...Mozilla’s chief lawyer said Microsoft was denying access to APIs for Windows 8 on ARM..."


AMD palms PCs with LiveBox miniature desktop



That little computer has my Mini-ITX PC's beat by a long shot. I just have to have that!

Firefox 13 now available for download



...but I think I'll wait another month or so for Firefox 285.0.1

I need to multitask, but Windows 8's Metro won't let me

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Another thought...or another angle on this

Perhaps this is a business strategy to introduce the consumption tablet OS on PC with the intent of PUSHING computer users off the PC platform and into tablets in place of their PCs?

Perhaps they intend to kill the "consumer" PC market then offer a Enterprise or Business OS that still has multi-tasking but priced to keep it out of the consumers range and not sold retail. That would keep admins in large companies happy and servers going while keeping evil consumers away from PC tools the entertainment industry is saying are being used to steal content. This could be a way of pushing consumers off PC platforms and onto tablets to keep the entertainment industry happy.


My two cents...

The way I look at it is that WIndows 8, like android or iOS is now a "Consumption" OS not a "Content Creation" OS. That is the serious difference. Some one has to create that content being consumed and the associated music, graphics, and what have you. If the OS is getting in the way of that then people will have to switch OS's. MS is to big and technologically savvy to say they are stupid and don't get this, so I have only to conclude that MS doesn't care about content creation side of computing anymore and/or is perusing another agenda. Of course where the content is going to come from if you can't have multiple associated programs open at the same time(more than two) in the content creation process I don't know. We still have Linux I guess? Mac OSX 10.6 maybe even?

Free Windows 8 desktop app development is dead


Monopoly is what a monopoly does

It's a monopoly. I've said that before. It's only going to continue to get worse.

Antitrust probe looms over Windows RT 'browser ban'


Re: Microsoft Metro Tablet?

Ok, put android on your home PC.

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MS will always be on this road

Why? MS Is STILL a monopoly.

Nothing is going to change until that changes.

Of course until the US Gov changes and does what it should have but refused to do the first time around this marry-go-round, we will continue see this revisited again and again...indefinitely.

Megacorps accuse Chinese fab workers of pilfering designs


...and just imagine how these cultural issues are impacting your customers...

" “The norms we expect in more developed economies, in terms of loyalty to one’s employer and business ethics, seem to be less well-developed or at least significantly different in China,” Christofis told The Reg."

Now imagine this realization and how the customer care agents in India, South America, and Philippines are impacting all your customers.

Personally as a Tier 2 Tech support agent in the US who used to deal with the support agents in these countries, I rarely found that they ever gave truthful information and would do or say ANYTHING to end a call no matter how utterly absurd the lie they thought they had to tell in order to do so.

What does it all mean. Cultures in other countries, they operate by a completely different rule set and are a HAZARD to western business success. The cost of the undermining that occurs far out-ways the cost savings of the labor.

Microsoft ejects DVD playback from Windows 8


What monopoly MS + entertainment industry = less on your computer...

...and the MS monopoly is doing it to you in grand fashion. Seems the whole of the corporations and entertainment industry have colluded to end optical storage as of late, doesn't it?

They wouldn't want you keeping user created content longer than the 5min life span of today's typically delicate short lived 2T HD's.


Americans resort to padlocking their dumb meters


Not writting it off....

If I can't see it with my eyes then it isn't there, isn't hurting me. Scientists and technical people throughout history have acted like that. Surgeons would never wash there hands. 100 years later oops that stuff we couldn't see well...we make sure ER's are clean of it now.

So I DON'T write off the whole issue out of hand without some good amount of UNBIASED time and scientific testing to prove or disprove. For all we know there might be a electronic noise threshold for complex organisms like humans before it begins to cause biological disruptions in them.


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