It's the same for every Windows version.
They had the same "look we have some suckers" announcements when Vista came out.
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So blaster never existed. And the pile of visit a website with IE get hosed flaws never happened.
You could make XP secure... with an air gap.
By the time it reached SP2 it was a lot better with a lot of the attacks were against applications (some were MS applications like Office) and not the OS.
"Bullshit. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button until the Apple logo appears, signifying that the device is booting. It's the same as taking the battery out."
No it's not Bullshit. My ipod touch locked up so bad that rebooting / power down didn't help, it just crashed again before it finished booting. I had to connect it to my computer and then turn it on to recover, and I found the instructions on Apples web site.
And from the sales staff where I work (80% have iphones) I don't think most iphone users even know that they can turn them off.
Your on about the wrong type of compression when talking about DAB. DAB is MP2 and will sound like crap even with the best amp and speakers (digital audio has come a long way since 1995). It's only really useful on a radio with small cheap speakers where you can't tell if it's crap.But it works fine for NEWS/Talk radio, or in a noisy car.
DAB+ is AAC and much better quality given the same bandwidth (iPod level) but the only way they would ever be able to switch over is to require all DAB radios sold also support DAB+ so people don't have to buy new radios... Again.
The Film Studios (and Andrew Orlowski) will say, see it works! Lets make everyone use the automatic censor bots. A few faults positives is a small price to pay (since they pay nothing) to protect jobs, and creators bla bla bla...
They will just look at you funny if you say this is a bad thing.
Going half way can work. In Canada the Olympics were on CBC, that has a mix of government funding and ads. The coverage was well done with a wide range of sports covered.
The last few years it's been CTV and it's been crap. They only show the "popular" sports, or ones that a Canadian might win. They don't cut show like "so you think you can dance" as it's all about the money for them.
The CBC can do a better job because they don't have to make a profit and receive public funding to show programs that are of interest to the public even if they are not of interest to the advertisers.
"Well firstly, if someone has to register and pay to get their malware signed, and typically you would expect a company to be doing this, then that is already a step toward catching people."
The fake AV guys already have credit card processing, toll free phone numbers, websites, shell companies. A key is hardly a big deal.
"you are arguing in favour of a system whereby no cry is raised at a real wolf"
No I'm not, that's what MSE is for. It will say This is a Wolf.
This stupid system will not say This is a Wolf, it will say this might be a Wolf, the same thing it said with all the existing software you bought for your old computer and are now installing on your new Win8 box.
If all you need to do is sign the code then the fake AV guys can afford a key. Are you saying their scam software will show up as good?
I would not be surprised if there is a fee and some running around to get on the good list. Or you can just sell it on the MS app store...
"But the warnings are a good thing."
No meaningless warnings are a bad thing, they will just add to the average users trend to just click yes to anything without reading it. If your computer is always crying wolf, no one will notice a real wolf when it shows up.
"Currently the SmartScreen system does use application information stored at Redmond to validate local apps, hence the information is collected. But Kobeissi points out that the need for this could be eliminated if such data was stored locally on the client end and updated regularly."
So what happens if you install something while you are offline?
If this is part of Windows, and every one has it, I don't think it will take long for the bag guys to find a way around it.
No you should not limit facetime and then charge extra for it.
It's just data, if the tariff is "unlimited but we don't want you to use too much" then the tariff is the problem.
Supply a fixed amount of data then charge a reasonable amount for extra data, that way you don't care if they use loads of data because they paid for it.
But the phone companies don't do that, they want to force you onto the most expensive tariff by charging a stupid amount for going over your fixed limit. Better get the limited Unlimited plan just in case...
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