54 posts • joined 24 Apr 2016
From MySpace to MyFreeDiskSpace: 12 years of music – 50m songs – blackholed amid mystery server move
What do sexy selfies, search warrants, tax files have in common? They've all been found on resold USB sticks
Facebook blames 'server config change' for 14-hour outage. Someone run that through the universal liar translator
It wasn't too long ago that I was saying that drones would be used by troublemakers. Military use them for warfare and they expect terrorists to not use them too?
Another prediction. It won't be long before they can carry a small explosive payload such as thermite/thermate that can get sucked into the engine of a plane.
Having rules and regulations might...*MIGHT* scare a child from flying their 7-11 store drones near airports, but it won't scare them all. Did people stop pointing laser pointers at helicopters and planes when they were threatened with laws? Do you think terrorists are going to be scared of laws? Have they ever been?
Just wait for one of Tronald Dumps fanclub members to take action.
Mark Zuckerberg did everything in his power to avoid Facebook becoming the next MySpace – but forgot one crucial detail…
Irony and lies
First the irony...The Reg' has Faecebook "Like/Share" bottons here. Aren't they used to track people with or without Faecebook accounts, and so they now track Reg users too? How much does The Reg get paid to have those links here?
Delete your account and apps all you want. They still have your data, and they can still track you and sell your information. Heck they even track those without Faecebook accounts because every moron who signed in with their apps gave permission to their contacts information...names...phone numbers...home addresses... email addresses...birthdays and whatever other information you have stored into your contact info. So those who have never signed up for Faecebook, their information too has been taken and sold...including the information of children and your 90 year old great grandmother. That information is being sold too without their permission because you gave permission for them.
What does Faecebook say about the "ghost profile" information that they mentioned before? It doesn't exist. Another lie.
Lies lies and more lies. But then you signed up for it. But then too those who never signed up for it agreed to have their information sold. Once they get their information, it can never be removed, and they'll lie about having it.
Why any grown man would ever intentionally refer to himself as PoopiePie is beyond me. He obviously caters to the lowest common denominator on the net, who are earning him a fortune. Wouldn't surprise me if he hired some Russian hackers for cheap to help him gain publicity to increase his popularity using, and then deny it.
Wait. Didn't Tronald Dump do this successfully? I presume this is going to be the norm in 2019.
I dunno about you guys, but I've been experiencing glitchy spell check and typing/editing bugs with my Pixel. What an annoyance. Also my screen seems to be slowly losing it's color brilliance.
I was planning on skipping the P2 due to bugs. I hope P3 would have spectacular specs and that they'd be more experienced at being ensuring quality software. Nope.
I guess I'll wait for...P4 now?
In news that will shock absolutely no one, America's cellphone networks throttle vids, strangle rival Skype
On the seventh anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, we give you 7 times he served humanity and acted as an example to others
Re: "Flew halfway around the world" = "Auckland to Sydney"?
I'm having trouble understanding your "clickbaity" assessment. Can you clarify how it's clickbaity? The title seems to match the news stories going around the US.
If you're an experienced journalist then your explanation could be invaluable in enlightening us all.
Automation does take away jobs and does put more profits into the pockets of the corporations. The government also loses money because of the income tax collection loss from the human worker. The loss of income for a human affects the entire chain of support offered to their families, therefore affecting the entire local economy as a whole.
I've read somewhere (I'm too lazy to find the source) that the government was looking into charging an extra tax to each machine to offset the income tax loss that a human worker would have paid. I'd like to see that money go towards schools, hospitals, drug addiction clinics, fitness and health recreation facilities, etc lowering or elimninating their costs. An entire community should benefit from automation, and not just to completely line the pockets of the wealthiest corporations.
The corporations are sneaky. I'm sure they'll lobby hard to ensure that they get everything and the people get nothing.
Mark is obviously greedy on OCD levels. He got his first taste of collecting people's information when he started with TheFaeceBook back from his college days. He must have gotten a high from his endeavors, in which he called the people who gave him their information "stupid fucks". Stupid fucks indeed even to this very day. He's come a long way from the "stupid fucks" from a few thousand people to now collecting information from billion of "stupid fucks". He must be "high" all the time now to addict levels, and to the level where if it stopped he'd go through withdrawal he'd die. It's also made him very rich.
For someone who has no respect for people's privacy, even non Faecebook users tracking them without their knowledge or permission and profiting off of them, he has security that guards his garbage and bought the houses around his own so as to protect *his* privacy.
He's very smug right now, but eventually it'll all come crashing down all around him. I'm looking forward to that day when the stupid fucks eventually turn the tables and the he's the biggest stupidest fuck of all.
Oh f*ck that's right.
The Faecebook and messenger app does slurp up all your phone contact information (name, phone number, email address, and all other information such as contact picture, birthdays, etc) each time you install it. Then Faecebook knows who everyone is whether or not they are on Faecebook, and stores it, all this without your contacts permission. The apps also takes all of your SMS messages, without your contacts permission.
VERY interesting. So they know my name, phone number, email address and SMS messages that my friends have stored even though I am not on Faecebook, and Faecebook took my information without my consent. As adamant as I am about refusing to give any of my information to Faecebook and believing that I am safe from Mark Zuckerberg, they have my information anyways. I never entered into any agreement with Faecebook to take and store my information.
Sounds like a violation of privacy laws. Also sounds like there could be potential for a massive class action lawsuits that can wipe out billions of their corporate worth.
Whose in for a class action lawsuit?
That long-awaited Mark Zuckerberg response: Everything's fine! Mostly fixed! Facebook's great! All good in the hoodie!
Addicts of Facebook and pals are easy prey for manipulative scumbags – thanks to tech giants' 'extraordinary reach'
Ahh yes. Fermi paradox.
Firslty, why would beings who are thousands, millions or billions of years more advanced in science and technology be interested in contacting us? Just look at how we monkey around with extinction level warfare, are xenophobic, live in the world controlled by the sociopathic likes of Putin, Trump and their buddies, and a race that is bent on subverting all scientific benefits towards destructive means? To an advanced civilization we are so primitive that we would only appear as bacteria infesting this planet serving no real benefit to wanting to hang out with us. Would you want to hang out with and make friends with bacteria and show them the benefits of science?
How would they even know we are here in the first place? Perhaps they have the ability to study us from billions of light years away in real time free of the limitations of lag due to the speed of light. I doubt it would be to their benefit to contact us once they see we are mere bacteria life forms. They've no doubt come across countless other forms of life similar to ours. We are not interesting. That's like if I found and anthill and handed them science and trinkets so they could evolve. It would be a complete waste of time and they'd never realize that I even exist.
Tracking their communication. Even if we were able to pick up (very badly degraded) signals that have travelled for thousands, millions or billions of years, what frequency would we listen in on? For how long? What mode of signals does their data use? Being that we are mere bateria-like life forms compared to their level of evolution, we probably won't even recognize their technology. The lag of light speed would mean they've probably already gone extinct or changed their ways of communication, etc. Look at how we encrypt our signals now and we may never be able to "hack" their advanced encryption. To us it would always appear as background universe noise. We've only broadcasted analog unencrypted signals for a short period in their time scale, and they'd have to be listening at that precise time in order to hear us and our badly degraded signals with vasts amounts of background universe noise thrown in. Are they going to know the difference between a tv show, news, two way radio and even airplane communication? If they just happen to receive our signals thousands, millions and billion of years will have passed and we'd long be extinct due to our small mindedness, self-entitlement and stupidity.
There's also the plane of their existence. What quantum state do they live in? Are they in the same plane that we exist? Is their existence in time compressed or expanded? Do they live in a static state of the universe? Do they live in another dimension? Do they live in a black hole? Do they live between universes? Do they live in a different state of physics that we can never see or understand? Are they physical like us? Transmaterial? Plasma? Gas? Other?
No one has yet mentioned that any species that evolves to the ability to develop science and technology are designed BY nature to naturally self-destruct. It's a design by nature to ensure that no single species is capable of destroying the universe itself. The ability to manipulate time and the very fabric of the universe itself would lead to it's destruction. Imagine if ISIS or Putin or Kim Jung Un or Trump were all able to do that...the universe would end. In terms that our puny little minds can not comprehend is that our universe is a living and intelligent being, and it will ensure that it itself can never be destroyed. Thats the universe protecting itself. That's why the Fermi paradox exists and can not be tampered with.
Oh I love this topic. It's now time to finish my coffee.
Sorry for profanity but I'm angry
I call complete bullshit.
The fucker was probably bragging to his friends that he had the capacity to scare the entire state. He probably laughed and his friends probably laughed, and they "dared" him.
I would imagine impressing a girl/girls was part of this scenario.
They all probably had one very big hearty laugh after seeing how frightened everyone was. Then they quickly learned how serious the scare was and the one who clicked "send" put on his "I'm sorry I didn't mean to do it...honest... it'll never happen again" face.
Yes what a big impressive joke. In the meantime the warmongering dictator, delusional, paranoid, hillucinating, lying, bigoted and small dicked Donald Stump would be more than happy to start firing off nukes in all directions to prove to the world how big his dick is.
Yep. It's a great joke. To the false alert sender, you're a little fucking bitch and I hope the big fucking laugh you got out of it was worth it.
These "new" and "incredible" "advances" that are designed to make our world a better place, more comfortable, and oh it's going to be oh so cheap. Most of all of these wonderful advances never amount to anything in the real world. What about that kid who designed and energy efficient solar solution to convert sea water into drinkable water that would save the poorer countries? As one example. It never happened. What about the cure for hepatitis c? Only for the rich even in Canada/USA. Corporations and even our governments completely understand that it's more profitable to keep the poor people sick.
All of these wonderful discoveries are never in the interest to help humanity as a whole. These things are always held back otherwise the billionaire corporations would end up losing billions.
It's all about profit, and nothing more.
Oh and the sky is blue...
I was one of the first users in whatever it was called when I was in university. I heard about it, signed up with my college email address just to see what the big fuss was about. Back when they said there would never be any ads on it.
I stuck with it for years as it became more and more public. All of my friends and family were on it. Ads were everywhere. Information was being harvested, analyzed and sold to marketers.
Faecebook started to make me feel extremely uncomfortable. I started to feel anxious about logging on. All of the things I was going to read about. People's wonderful or miserable lives, who was breaking up and who was "engaged", who was feeling suicidal, whose died, etc.
It started making me feel sicker over time. I also started to realize that I helped make Mark Zuckerberg one of the richest men on Earth, and he cared nothing about helping the citizens of our planet. I also started to notice that the web site was becoming addictive and it was becoming more and more important to my friends and family who were no longer interested in relating with one another in real life. I also saw that Mark was using me and everyone else in his psychological and mental experiments. We were rats to him and nothing more.
Oddly enough I met my partner on Faecebook, and we got married. I finally killed my account. I discovered that my spouse was a Faecebook addict. Nothing mattered more to him than his thousands of friends that he never met and yet he loved them more than me. It was his life, and the real human that he married would always be secondary. We fought and he would never give up his Faecebook friends and that I was apparently trying to control him. The constant "dings" and vibrations and the screen notifications lighting up the room at night...it all finally ended our marriage. Faecebook won. Their formula for creating an addict was successful. Congratulations Mark. You can keep my ex-husband.
I've spent lots of time in the real world enjoying interacting with humans, who they too don't care for Faecebook. I haven't missed Faecebook. My son quit Faecebook too and his life has evolved in a much more positive direction.
I was no longer on Faecebook, and yet it had affected by life. It destroyed my marriage and took away the man that I loved. However, I'm happier now. If I marry again, they won't have a Faecebook account.
You won Mark. Go fuck yourself.
Twitter is making a fortune off of his ramblings and brings the name of their product free publicity 24/7 all around the world.
Of course they're also tracking his location, mining, logging and selling all of his data to their highest bidders. I'm quite sure it would be easy for Russia/North Korea/whatever country to covertly hack or plant a spy at Twitter HQ and track the morons precise location. It wouldn't take much for NK to bomb him.
Easy to crack (for any governments engineers)
Remove all memory modules and security linked chips, image all contents into a fake clone machine that emulates the desired cell phone, custom design software that can soft reset the reset security safeties back to zero after so many failed tries, connect to a computer that will hammer all possible key code combinations. Repeat this over and over. The original phone memory and hardware will be left intact. The faster the computers the better.
This should work with all cell phone OS's. Now get to work.
Re: I'd like to see some examples
I haven't seen any either. I guess if it's part of an investigation then perhaps it can't be released publicly just yet.
I doubt anything would change my vote. If I came across anything out of the ordinary I normally would search for other news sources. If someone I knew sent me something unusual I'd check for other sources and tell them there are no other sources and therefore it has to be fabricated.
Most us have intelligence and common sense, but sadly we do have many Americans that will blindly believe anything they read on the internet. If only 5% out of 300 million people (I'm being generous) are feeble and gullible, it can take that amount of people to sway a vote in the intended targets direction.
Now we have a loose cannon nut job as president poking the nuclear button fingers of NK and Iran. Putin is sitting back and enjoying the show as are the rest of the world. Putin doesn't realize that he isn't safe either if there is a nuclear war. His billions of dollars won't be worth much when the planet is radiated for millions of years.
President Dump probably thought he could round up all the big wigs and turn them all into his best buddies hang out and play golf. He also probably thought that hanging out with them would create the illusion that he's a likeable wonderful human being.
Turns out no one in the playground wants to play with him so he ends up playing all alone.
Awe. So sad.
These bully tactics were used so as to make an example out of him, to deter or scare others into not messing with them. Eventually though a "David" stands up nails Goliath right in the balls.
I've contributed some cash to the little guy. I wanna see the bully telcoms get their balls kicked in.
And this is the first time I've ever financially contributed to any cause.
I'm glad he's grown up. His swearing and tantrum throwing was embarrassing to read.
I guess he must have believed that he was a "God", until he realized he isn't. He's born the same way we are and he'll leave this world the same way we all will.
I felt the same kind of embarrassment for Steve Jobs when he believed he was a God and believed he could "will away" his cancer. Ultimately he was not a God, and he left this world the same way everyone else has and will.
I enjoy posting music that I produced on SoundCloud. It hasn't made me famous or a dime, but I do enjoy it.
Perhaps I havent explored it enough (yet) but I would have enjoyed it if it were more like a social media app, talk directly with other musicians, etc. Also find artists locally or from the surrounding areas, perhaps and option to collaborate with others, etc.
I consider myself a competent artist, likening my work to Alternative Dance of which there is no genre, but there are just too much "kids" with the same boring beats, heavy with autotune and vocal fx basically making the app barely listenable. I've come across a few gems that I've actually enjoyed and "hearted".
I don't even know how to get my songs on any of the charts, and I don't understand exactly how it works. I'm wondering if I'm not the only one who feels this way. I'd like to see some type of tutorial on how to use SC properly.
For now my music just sits there and if I'm lucky I get one play a week. LMAO!
They will deny parents access to their dead child's data, but they'll gladly sell the dead child's personal data to marketing companies willy-nilly.
I wonder if Mark Suckerberg would sell his own kids data if/when his own kid dies.
I also didn't know children could enter into legal agreements with a corporation.
I fucking hate Facebook and Mark Suckerberg. I killed my Facebook account a few years ago, and I don't regret it.
Ads slow down webpage loading sometimes causing a site to never load, they sometimes hop all over the screen following you, and will sometimes move over the "Next" link before your finger touches it.
On small mobe screens and paid bandwidth it makes browsing at times unusable. When I experience the above situations I simply close the tab and move on. I prefer to not waste my time.
Having offended everyone else in the world, Linus Torvalds calls own lawyers a 'nasty festering disease'
Sounds like Lunis needs to be knocked down a notch.
His belief that he is some kind of God for helping design Unix, is exempt from treating people like human beings, that we all need to worship him and that he does not need to evolve his personality to include respecting others, he's lucky I don't work with him. His nerd body would hit the floor fast and hard like a dead sack of potatoes.
If I can't teach him respect, someone else should step up to the plate and "teach him".