* Posts by Sony Jim

4 posts • joined 6 Aug 2013

Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview for Raspberry Pi 3

Sony Jim

Microsoft... the name makes my skin crawl each time I hear it. Fortunately that is less and less each day that passes.

Russia to SAP, Apple: Hand over source code to prove you're not spies

Sony Jim

Governments and select organisations (such as Electronic Frontier Foundation) should have access to source code to verify that it does not infringe on privacy and security. Governments are responsible for security and for protecting their citizens after-all.

For Governments and strategic industries they should be able to both validate the source code then recompile it themselves to create images for deployment to critical services.

If a company does not provide access to software, firmware or other code they should be prohibited from being used in critical areas and have a large tax levied against the products (and related services) as both a disincentive and also as a contribution towards the funding of proper and more responsible alternatives

Sony Jim

That is a fair request.

There is ample reasoning behind doing this. More than just a little suspicion - so for Authorities not to view the source code at each version release would be irresponsible.

Governments and select organisations (such as Electronic Frontier Foundation) should have access to source code to verify that it does not infringe on privacy and security. Governments are responsible for security and for protecting their citizens rights after-all.

For Government departments, Emergency Services, Defence, and strategic industries they should be able to both validate the source code then recompile it themselves to create images for deployment.

If a company does not provide access to source software, firmware or other code they should be prohibited from being used in critical areas and be either banned or have a large tax levied against the products (and related services) as both a disincentive and also as a contribution towards the funding of proper and more responsible alternatives.

Limbaugh: If you hate Apple then you're a lefty blog-o-twat hipster

Sony Jim

Apple is a tapeworm

Apple is a tapeworm - you don't have to be a university educated "lefty" to see that this type of organised corporate criminal damages host economies.

They build artificial hurdles to block competition, & stifle innovation, engages in price fixing throughout their retail supply channels, and create proprietary lock-ins & built in obsolescence to overcharge customers. They also abuse their workforce, illegally dumps pollution and damages the environment, they spy on their users and they dodge paying tax and other responsibilities...

Apple may have been "cool" in the 80's & early 90's but those sheeple who are thinking themselves as trendy with an Apple product in hand are an embarrassment. They are certainly not tech savvy, have a lousy eye for value, and are feeding a global tapeworm.

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