* Posts by Kincaid

4 posts • joined 31 Jul 2008

Photobucket says photo-f**k-it, starts off-site image shakedown


Holding images as hostages.

I just find the whole thing sad and funny at the same time. Okay, nice job Photobucket. Sure, you'll get some people willing to pay you but did you really think this through first? Good riddance.


Re: $400 per year

Agreed. Free web storage from an ISP is something I actually don't hear of anymore. Some might but I haven't seen it in ages. Just like ISPs actually running their own USENET servers. Between costs and legal reasons it's simply easier for them to not run the servers. Let the customers get the service from a third-party.

Another thing to consider with respect to using your own ISP web storage for images which might be linked to forums, etc, there's the area of privacy and some anonymity rather than leading someone who reads a forum right to your front door. Using a third-party location to store those images works out more nicely, IMO. But, Photobucket would never have been one of the sites that I used.

Bixby bailout: Samsungers bailing on lame-duck assistant


Including Bixby in its current form was a fool's errand

I get that Samsung has been trying to push their own voice service/assistant for quite some time and acquiring Bixby was a next step but only partially implementing it was a fool's errand. It either should have been complete or not implemented at all in the S8 until they could drop the whole package in as an update at a later time. In the meantime, let Google's assistant do its thing.

I own numerous Samsung phones/tablets but I didn't move to the S8 because I have no need to upgrade yet but even if I had I would be one of the people over-riding the hobbled Bixby to use Google instead. In the long-run the poor decision didn't benefit Samsung at all.

Black hats attack gaping DNS hole

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I saw that Time Warner & Roadrunner were both deemed unpatched the last I checked. I use OpenDNS instead which is protected according to the DoxPara DNS Checker.

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