* Posts by tempemeaty

911 posts • joined 15 Oct 2007


Texas schoolgirl loses case over RFID tag suspension


Re: Please leave your freedoms at the door...

Any time any institution of Gov begins mandating the tagging and tracking of human beings, are you still free? How long before other agencies of Gov get the idea it's Okay, follow that precedence and then there is no other schools to run to?

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Please leave your freedoms at the door...

The judge decided to tell her what her religious beliefs are and are not in order to come to the ruling. In the US judges are not not supposed to do that, they don't have authority to so it this is going to an appeal. If the appeal fails then the respect for ones religion and it's constitutional protections by Governemt will have been nullified in the US. For those who value their freedom from Gov oppression this is one to watch.

US military nails 'best ever' Microsoft deal, brags size does matter


In three years the DOD can count it's losses in dollars

So Microsoft has succeeded in baiting the DOD into expanding it's use of their software which will have to be re-licensed after 3yrs? Then what, Microsoft comes back and enjoys hitting them with huge licensing fees for all the extra computers and devices now running more software than ever? Looks to me like the DOD is out to lunch on basic strategy. I wouldn't brag like they did if I was the DOD, they just got embarrassingly taken advantage of.

2012: The year that netbooks DIED


My netbook by Asus never agreed to become extinct

Some times when you're on the go and need a key board the notebooks are just to large for it. Then the tablets don't have the key board you need. Best thing that ever happened in computing was a way to have my notebook functions and software in a package that isn't a clumsy in the way size. I mourn the fact I may not be able to get another netbook. These things rock!

Trust the cloud with my PRECIOUS? You gotta be joking

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Dave, you roxin my boxin!

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who groks this. I've seen it from the consumer end and from the inside. How many times do I have to cringe, as someone on the inside of a technology company, when a customers account get hosed by some internal error or issue from some botched entry on an account profile that wrecks the service in question. Then we find out when the customer calls in and can't repair the issue due to internal tools issues/limitations and the account has to be closed and a new one written up. God forbid there's a cloud storage or email attached to the account. The reality is that many of these accounts can lose all data at the push of a button on an account interface but the same tools can't retrieve what's lost. You go to Tier 2 or 3 only to find they don't even have server access and the company has so compartmentalized I.T. from the customer service techs that neither has contact with the other and lost data is just lost. Bottom line, no one can take care of your data better than you can. Thanks Dave for the common sense and reality check here.

Samsung, LG 'lose confidence' in OLED TV tech


It's the "O" that's got me spooked

OLED, "O" is for organic. That is why I'm not to hip on this. I know organics materials don't last forever. I'm not on board with this until I've seen proof this choice in materials its not going to lead to a rapid degrading of the products using it as they age.

Ray Kurzweil to become Google's top engineer


The robot AI in your text?

Advanced word search algorithms not good enough anymore? Maybe Google seeks out more intelligent ways of sifting through all the email text of ours to find what they want. Another need the have is for more advanced reading of language. Google translate is frequently unable to fix proper context to words. Higher machine intelligence could give it that. It could even process and prompt for additional context data before determining a translation.

US drops ‘net regulation bombshell, threatens WCIT exit



I see the US and the White house try to get themselves legislated a kill switch for the Internet at the same time they reject the rest of the world trying to take control so it can do the same. Boggles. Freedom. The Internet is the last example of it...or it was.

Kim Dotcom shows off new mega service


Security for users of the inter-tubes?

I wonder if this will engender a greater sense of security with users in a now incredibly tyrannical US government snooping environment on the Internet. As a user of the Internet I welcome things like this while trapped in world like this where governments give tyrannical authority to and aid organizations in confiscation of children's laptops over downloads that never happened and arrest people like Kim on the say-so of such organizations or tyrannical governments like the one in the USA.

Stallman: Ubuntu spyware makes it JUST AS BAD as Windows


Turning it off is not the same as not having it

Stallman is right. Stuff like this, even if turned off, the code sits there like a time bomb waiting to be tripped accidentally/intentionally back on by an update. In other words, turning it off is not the same as it not being there.

Forget fluorescents, plastic lighting strips coming out next year


Virtual skylights of plastic fantastic?

I've always wanted something like this. I think it would be amazing to take out many of the suspended ceiling panels and replace them with light panels from this technology. It would have the feel of having skylights in the office. You could conceivably even create whole seamless lighted ceilings. It'll finally feel like we've moved into the 21st century.

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.


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