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First they came for Equifax and we did nothing because America. Now they are coming for back-end systems and we're...
Grumble Pai: FCC boss told by House Dems to try the novel concept of putting US folks first, big biz second
We did Nazi see this coming... Internet will welcome Earth's newest nation with, sigh, a brand new .SS TLD
Fake broadband ISP support scammers accidentally cough up IP address to Deadpool in card phish gone wrong
Dear humans, We thought it was time we looked through YOUR source code. We found a mystery ancestor. Signed, the computers
Man drives 6,000 miles to prove Uncle Sam's cellphone coverage maps are wrong – and, boy, did he manage it
FCC will update its maps? The regulatory agency owned by the comm companies? Man, where'd you get those mushrooms? The regulatory agency that makes you pay $250 to file a formal complaint against telecomms? The agency that believes Frontier Telecomm's false and misleading advertising that 2.75Mbps is high speed broadband? You gotta be kidding.
World's largest purveyor of bloatware
Remember when Windows came on a handful of 3" floppies? Maybe if they designed the installer better so all the bloatware that's automatically installed becomes user selectable. Make the third party software companies provide their own DLLs instead of installing 50,000 files that no one will ever use unless they install a Printronix printer.
Bogus Bovine Excrement
"The Jeep owners claim that they would never have bought the cars in the first place if they had known about the security risks, ..." And are these same people going to quit using the internet, cloud, cell phones, etc because of all the security holes in them? What a bogus claim. The net / cloud is just a bunch of holes held together with string ./ vapor. And Jeep recalled the vehicles and patched the software. Hmm...I wonder if these owners patch their copies of Windows, Acrobat, etc. And where's the proof the value of the vehicles has dropped? Did every vehicle owner have an independent appraisal performed or did some Philadelphi lawyer just claim the values dropped? Chrysler hasn't exactly been a paragon of quality the past few years.
O little town of Bethlehem, Georgia. How still we see your internet lie... US govt throws another $600m at rural broadband
This largesse won't do Frontier subscribers any bloody good. Frontier has said in writing it will not apply for or accept any federal monies to expand, upgrade, or improve its rural "broadband" service. Unless one lives in a major metropolitan area you're stuck with tin-can grade DSL that craps out several times a week. And none of the state or federal law enforcement / regulatory agencies will do a thing about Frontier's false and misleading advertising.
If the rest of the US ISPs are anything at all like the pottard Frontier Comm, true high speed internet won't come along for more than the 5 years the report covered. They've said in writing they will NOT apply or accept any federal grants or other monies to boost the speed or access of their internet service. They've also told us they no intention of upgrading or replacing their current <2.75Mbps DSL service, which is subject to rain, snow, ice, and being used.
US JEDI military cloud network is so high-tech, bidders will have to submit their proposals by hand, on DVD
In all likelihood, not a penny will go out. What will go out are coupons good for X cents off the next purchase of HP ink. Since HP charges around $34 a cartridge, and there's a whopping 8 -10 microliters in a cartridge, that comes out to around $2K a gallon. Yup, sixty cents is really going to break them.
Some of the little tidbits are leftovers from when MS bought Central Point Software, such as almost all of the disk cleanup buggers.Notepad should be left alone as should calculator. Beyond that, there are probably hundreds of applications and DLLs that could be wiped. If windows had an intelligent installer, most would never see the light of day.
Big Cable tells US government: Now's not the time to talk about internet speeds – just give us the money
I know one ISP that openly admits it won't grab any federal money to speed up its network and that's Frontier Communications. Not have they said in writing they will not apply for any federal grants to provide provide true broadband in rural areas, but they's also said they have intention of upgrading their POS ADSL lines. The have claimed they'll be rolling out microwave broadband. You know, the tine transmitters located on utility poles whose signals get wiped out when it rains or snows.
I think the big difference between google and microsoft is google uses an annoying but somewhat discrete small banner and, based on the screenshot, microsoft if using an almost full screen pop-up that blocks what's on the screen. Add to that microsoft's much deserved crappy reputation of spyware, lousy code and refusal to respond to bugs and malware and it's understandable why so many are in an uproar.
Frontier Communications as admitted in writing that it has no intention of upgrading its pathetic 2.5Mbps ADSL service to true broadband and that it will not apply for or accept federal grant money to expand true broadband service to rural areas. And the FCC. FTC. local state public utilities commission nor local state attorney general will do a thing about Frontier's crappy service or blatant false and misleading advertising.
Neutron star crash in a galaxy far, far... far away spews 'faster than light' radio signal jets at Earth
We live just outside of Wilmington Ohio. The FCC claims we have three providers - TimeWarner/Spectrum, Cincinnati Bell, and Frontier. We can only use Frontier which only offers ADSL. To add insult to injury, even though they claim speeds up to 12 Mbps, we're lucky to see 2.75Mbps. Frontier refuses to upgrade their service as well as refuses to apply for FCC grants for upgrades. They claim they'll be installing micro-dishes to beam broadband but those will be subject to weather conditions. And both the FCC, FTC, attorney general, and public utilities commission refuse to do anything about Frontier's false and misleading advertising. It's pretty sad when a company in Tanzania that's 1/10 the size of Frontier can provide far faster service to rural villages than a US company can.
Hey, Boss. Let's store our customers' most sensitive information on the cloud. You know, the internet. All it will cost is a decent modem we can buy at WalMart. Best of all, everything else will be free. Yea, the net is safe. What's that? A net is a bunch of holes held together with string? Nah, the cloud is safe. Huh? A cloud is just a bunch a holes held together by vapor? You worry too much. It's safe, Boss.
I personally have experienced the FCC's refusal to use pressure on ISPs that thumb their noses at providing true broadband in under-served areas. We are stuck with the second worse telecomm in America - Frontier Communications - for phone and internet service. Even they claim we have "up to 6Mbps" ADSL we haven;t even seen 2.8 Mbps yet. Plus, Frontier has said in writing they have no intention of upgrading their service (even tho' there's a dark fiber line about a mile from us) nor of applying for any federal grants to improve or upgrade their service. Complaints filed with the FTC are basically ignored as the FTC accepts whatever bovine excrement Frontier feeds them as gospel. It's pretty sad when Namibia provides better and faster service than a US company whose revenues are more than the that countries GDP.
When Netscape first introduced cookies I sent them a letter informing them I'd file charges of theft against them because the cookies were taking up space on my harddrive without my permission. Interestingly enough, I didn't get cookies for several weeks. I'd love to see cookies banned and some more secure ID method created. One that would disappear once one left the site. Now I have to use the modern three finger salute (CTRL-SHIFT-DEL) multiple times a session.
The US did just fine with paper ballots for over 200 years until the idiots in Florida couldn't figure out how to read a punch card. Now the idiots in Washington have foisted a solution that's worse than the supposed problem. Do a quick survey and see how many other countries use electronic voting machines, especially ones connected to the internet. Very few. Which is one reason why no one will ever hack into Russia or China's voting system. Their smart enough to still use paper.
Nothing that uses or connects to the net, cloud, VPN, whatever is secure. At least not for long. Second, as Tesla, BMW, Volvo & others recently found out in IIHS real world testing, self-driving cars are closer to being self-wrecking. And why haven't there been any real world testing done during inclement weather? The systems may work just fine in the Sonoran Desert at high noon in August, but what about Buffalo in February or Florida in March?