* Posts by promacjoe2

7 posts • joined 8 Jan 2016

Even in remotest Africa, Windows 10 nagware ruins your day: Update burns satellite link cash


Re: ISLAMISTS killing the animals ?

Islam is not the problem. it's just a cloak that the Terrorist/Poachers use. An excuse that in their minds gives them the right to kill, enslave, and basically abuse all others that do not agree with them. I would have said believe the way they do, but that's really not what their after. They want power and wealth. It's kinda like Hitler saying they were the master race. There is not a master race. We are all equal.. And we should not assign blame to anyone Race/religion. And we should acknowledge that pretty much every Religion has had their holy war. Wars against other groups that may or may not believe the way they did. unfortunately the terrorist is not learned from history.

Do not fall in their trap. They want you to spread hate against the Islamic religion. With that they gain power, Sympathizers and More terrorist. Treat everyone the same. As if they were not terrorists. And if you have a strong suspicion that someone is doing something wrong. Report It to your local police department. But do not "Assume". And do not include the terrorist as being representative of all within that religion.

Two plead guilty to stealing personal information of millions


I keep hearing about spam being a major portion of email that everybody gets, but I don't get it. I haven't received any spam in the last 10 years. So I must be doing something right. To start with, I don't give out my email address to just anyone. I know who gets it and why. I even fussed at my sister wants for giving out my email address without permission. Next, I have a separate email that I use for my Internet provider. I do not release this email address to anyone. 3: I have a separate email address for my financial use. And one for my personal use. Lastly I have a couple of email addresses that are used for General use. If I get on a website that I'd really don't want Much contact with, I will give a Junk email address to them. That way if I ever get spam from that email address, I can simply delete it and make a new one without having to worry about all my other contacts. however none of this can stop them totally. Nor can it keep you from having your personal information stolen. But it does reduce the risk.

Also never give out any information to anyone who contacts you. Check it out first. If you do not know them, or verify who they are and what they want this information for, Don't respond. ..

'Windows 10 nagware: You can't click X. Make a date OR ELSE'


Re: Shill Chill!

Unfortunately, when you go with the flow, you will eventually wind up in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by sharks. It is better to climb up on shore now than to become shark bait.


Re: Then again...

Microsoft is not giving this operating system away just to get good publicity. If it is, it's not working. It's collecting data on every system. your data. Anything and everything that you might want to keep secret. Every question you ask, every search parameter, your personal photos, anything they want they will have access to. You will have no privacy in Microsoft's vision of the world. So you might get a good operating system, But you lose your rights to privacy. I guess it comes down to which is more important to you, the right to privacy, or your operating system. I live in the US, not Russia, North Korea or China. I have a right to privacy. It's guaranteed by the federal government. And I do not like a company, That tries to infringe on my rights as a US citizen.

The ‘Vaping Crackdown’ starts today. This is what you need to know


Having never been a smoker, I cannot attest to the validity of the claim that it helps you stop smoking. I can only say that nicotine is used as an insecticide. That is why tobacco is so easy to grow, no insects Will eat it. Essentially E-cigarette users are breathing in bug spray. no amount of argument will convince me that is healthy. Even the bugs no better. And I for one do not want to breathe in anyone's secondhand smoke/evapor. E cigarettes have also been known to explode. Who would ever want to use an item that could blow up in their face. It just doesn't make sense to me. the regulation also keeps them out of the hands of minors. A group that is not supposed to be smoking anyway.

And as far as regulation goes, industry in general has proven time and time again that it does not care about people's Safety/health. In the past here in the US, Unregulated industry, has polluted The air and many of the lakes and streams. Illegally dumping chemicals, In remote areas just to get rid of them. at one time the pollution got so bad that the Ohio River caught fire. Industry Resisted the regulation that solved this problem. in fact the tobacco industry fought the regulations that the government wanted to implement. They denied that Cigarettes were harmful, they denied cigarettes caused heart disease and cancer. They denied cigarettes were addictive. And all of that was proven that it was true. And it was also proven that they knew that it was true, but was trying to hide the facts, and mislead the public. just so they could continue to make enormous profits.

Without regulations of e cigarettes, they could put whatever chemicals they wanted In them. Including chemicals that would be hallucinogenic in nature. A product called bath salts comes to mind. Although it was advertised for one use, it's only value was as a hallucinogenic drug. And it has been outlawed.

in fact Using E cigarettes, it is possible to ingest more nicotine than a regular cigarette would have. the regulations enacted is designed to make sure the E cigarette companies work in a responsible manner. the Regulations are not perfect, they will evolve. but I believe they are necessary.

without government regulation, This country would die. We would have lead poisoning from paints, From Gasoline, water pipes, and from the solder used in canned Foods. We would have Mercury Poisoning, The air would be so polluted we could not breathe It. the waters would be so polluted we could not drink It. There would be people dying in factories because of unsafe working conditions. even the cars we drive Would be less safe. and if you don't believe me look at China, one of its rivers is so polluted that nothing can live in or around it. The air pollution in some cities is so bad that it can be seen from space.

So don't condemn the regulations, or get mad when government steps in. Work with your representatives to improve the regulation So it is fair for both Industry and the public. and don't be taken in by the claims of industry when they say their product is safe. Look at the science on both sides and even look at the Reputable independent sources. Ignore the hype and look at the science behind It. and make up your own mind.

Bloke sues dad who shot down his drone – and why it may decide who owns the skies


Re: Interesting....

I find it interesting That someone with so Little knowledge of a subject, Will comment as if they knew everything about it. I admit, I do not know everything about the subject, but I am an amateur photographer as is my brother and sister. as such, we need to know what the limits are within the law. And I study everything I can about the subject, so I do not infringe on someone else's rights. Something that every amateur photographer as well as any professional should do. As far as my mother's Nikon cool pics camera, I don't use it. I use a Pentax K3. A professional grade camera. My longest lens is 500 mm. The effective focal length is 750 mm. Using that lens, I can take pictures of deer 50 to 75 yards away, and be able to count the hairs in the ear. I use the Nikon cool pics, because it was light and would be easy to mount on the drone. and with an effective focal length equal to 1800 mm, You should easily be able to tell the difference between a man and woman it 1000 feet. that is unless your drone vibrate so violently that it would blur the image. In that case I suggest you balance the props, to reduce vibration.

And as far as the intent goes, if he did not intend to take pictures, why did he have a camera mounted on his drone. and if he hovered over the house long enough for the guy to run inside get his shotgun and then come out and shoot it out of the air, he obviously was not just crossing the property to take pictures of someone else's property. Besides if he was going to take pictures of someone else's property, he should've taken off and landed from that property, And stay within the confines of that property.

the arguments that I have read, and I do not know all the details, just does not make sense to me.

Neighbors communicate with each other, they don't spy on each other.

maybe you should find a good psychiatrist to help you with your trust issues. and stop attacking people and insinuating that they might be doing something wrong. It's just not good manners.

and by the way, I don't have a camera phone that has a memory card in it, so I cannot use it to take pictures. and I don't intend to install a memory card. and the reason I know about the 40+ megapixel camera phone, theregister wrote an article about it several years ago.


It is one thing to fly a drone over your own property. It is another to take a drone, equipped with a camera and fly it over someone else's property. Clearly the intent was to take pictures of that property and anything else on the property. That is an invasion of privacy and anything under treetop level +100 feet, should be considered trespassing as well.

someone mentioned that they had a camera equipped drone And they could not determine the difference between men and women at a very short distance. I don't know what kind of camera you have, but it must be very low resolution, And it must be equipped with a very poor lens. My mother's Nikon cool pics camera, Has a 16 megapixel sensor and a lens equivalent to I believe 1800 mm. with that camera set up, you definitely should be able to distinguish a man from a woman at even 1000 feet. And cameras are only getting more powerful. Even some camera phones have a 40+ megapixel sensor. A new camera has just been announced that has a 100 megapixel sensor. We have a local TV station here that has a helicopter equipped with a camera that can see what's happening even 5 miles away. And that camera was first used in the 90s. And has been upgraded to high-definition. Fortunately they know better than to use this camera maliciously. and I saw a video a while back of a camera system that could take a video of a 10 square-mile area, and you could definitely tell a man from a woman, and even if that Person was smoking a cigarette. The camera system was being developed for the military, For use in drones.

I recently viewed my house on Google maps, and I can tell that my yard man was cutting the grass, and I could tell where he had cut and what needed to be cut.

don't fool yourself, cameras are getting very good at producing high-quality images.

if we do not make laws now, it will git way out of hand very quickly.

And by the way, here in the US, there is a law in many states that governs the focal length of the lens used to take pictures of someone's property without their permission. Normal lenses are allowed, but telephoto lenses in the extreme range are not. You'll have to look up the laws in your state to see If it applies to you, and what that focal length is.

in this case, the court has already found that the guy was in his rights to shoot the drone down.

That means that the courts has already decided that the drone was trespassing, in a very worrying if not malicious fashion. It remains to be seen whether the lawsuit has any merit or not.


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