* Posts by Boohoo4u

228 posts • joined 13 Jan 2017


Revealed: Numbers show extent of security fears about security biz Kaspersky Lab


Re: I dropped Kapersky because it is too hard to use.

Why would you make that statement anonymously?

I went to try Kaspersky, but went elsewhere when they required information (email) before being able to try it.

After outrage over Chrome ad-block block plan, Google backs away from crippling web advert, content filters


Re: So, basically, no change there

Partially, but it sounds like Google proposal would have broken a lot of plugins/functions beyond the intended ones.

It’s a work in progress.

Use an 8-char Windows NTLM password? Don't. Every single one can be cracked in under 2.5hrs



Best commercial ever (Southwest Airlines)


Do you know hard it was to get family members to use 8 digits? (from 6 birthday numbers)

@#$& it I’m getting everyone Yubikey’s for Christmas!

620 million accounts stolen from 16 hacked websites now for sale on dark web, seller boasts


Hacked my account?

That’s a relief!

Now someone else can post my sarcastic comments... I was afraid I was getting behind.

Sure, you can keep Grandpa Windows 7 snug in the old code home – for a price


My suggestion

Update Win7 - > Win10

After Microsoft kills off the browser Edge, and replaces it with Chromium.

- Sorry. I’m just trying to light a fire under Microsoft, so they don’t procrastinate.

- Sorry #2. “Prevaricating" means "lying"

Used in a sentence: Our politicians are always caught prevaricating. (Works for both sides of the pond.)

Office 365 enjoys good old-fashioned Thursday wobble as email teeters over in Europe



Another cloudy day where something goes ‘titsup’...

One would think ‘titsup’ would be a good thing, but alas... English.

US trade watchdog, mobe makers queue to smack Qualcomm as antitrust trilogy opens


Re: Patently ridiculous?

You lost me on “Software is a branch of mathematics so software patents should be invalid”.

That means if you happen upon Microsoft’s source code, you could slap another name on it, and sell it for zxy and it would be perfectly legal. Until someone else does the same and undercuts you...

The “secret sauce” of almost all modern devices is the software. You take the protection away, and you’ll have economic chaos, and a free for all as everyone attempts to pirate (steal) from everyone else.

Data is also a form of mathematics, so is currency, DNA, etc.

Insiders! The good news: Windows 10 Sandbox is here for testing. Bad news: Microsoft has already broken it



You’d need to pay me to be a Windows “Insider” beta tester.

I’m not that much of a masochist otherwise...

German cybersecurity chief: Anyone have any evidence of Huawei naughtiness?


I think they’d have a stronger argument using intellectual property theft. It’s probably been rewritten by now, but there were rumors of stolen Cisco code over a decade ago.

IP theft is at least “real” and ongoing...

I’d also like to see evidence of wrongdoing. I’m pretty numb to political rhetoric these days...

Apple iPhone X screen falls short of promises, lawsuit says


Excuse me a moment...

I need to call my lawyer, and sue every hard drive/storage manufacturer in existance... they never get the actual space available correct either.

Let’s see... 4K screens aren’t 4K either (it’s just a marketing gimmick).

Mountain Spring Water is tap water...

Politicians occasionally tell the true... but it’s usually on accident.



The fastest, most secure browser? Microsoft Edge apparently


False premise

Microsoft switch to Chromium guts doesn’t negate their efforts to stop phishing.

It’s more like swapping out your cars engine, but keeping your premium tires.

The Edge browser of the future will still look for ways to differentiate itself. It won’t be Chromium with an Edge sticker slapped on it...

We asked the US military for its 'do not buy' list of Russian, Chinese gear. Surprise: It doesn't exist


I made it into a list. You’re welcome.

1. Huawei Technologies Company

2. ZTE Corporation

3. Hytera Communications Corporation

4. Hangzhou Technology Company

5. Dahua Technology Company

Japanese cyber security minister 'doesn't know what a USB stick is'



Bloke jailed for trying to blow up UK crypto-cash biz after it failed to reset his account password



More than one London and Paris?

Next you cheeky bastards are going to tell me there is more than one Main Street...

Woman who hooked up with over 15 spectres has found her forever phantom after whirlwind romance and plane sex


Someone told her masterbation is a SIN, so she had to get creative...

I wonder if she gets discounts because her spouse is retired?

China tells Trump to use a Huawei phone to avoid eavesdroppers


I frequently have difficulty understanding both Rap Music and the President...

Both (I’ve been told) you can’t take literally...

I don’t know about that.

All I can say, is I’m less embarrassed when listening to Rap Music.

F***=off, Google tells its staff: Any mention of nookie now banned from internal files, URLs


Was this to ban all communications with Linus Torvalds?

Microsoft pulls plug on IPv6-only Wi-Fi network over borked VPN fears


Besides IoT trash... Why do we need IPv6?

I’ve been hearing “running out of IP Address” for over a decade (2 decades?).

Seems like most people have worked around the limitations of IPv4...

FCC boss slams new Californian net neutrality law, brands it illegal



CA sign the thing into law already! So, the rest of the States can follow.

Sorry Pai. It looks like you’ll miss out on that cushy “consultant” job after leaving public office.

Apple in XS new sensation: Latest iPhone carries XS-sive price tag


Re: Yawn....

How dare you sir!!!

My iPhone 6s still works fine!

Oh... I see your point.

This is the contract you've been looking for: Pentagon releases JEDI bids


My bad...

When the title mentioned JEDI bids, I was thinking Star Wars satellite laser defense system which would have been cool. Unfortunately the article was about the military going cloudy...

FBI boss: We went to the Moon, so why can't we have crypto backdoors? – and more this week


If someone ever contacts you for sextortion tell them “I need to contact my lawyer, so we can discuss royalties.”

You're indestructible, always believe in 'cause you are Go! Microsoft reinvents netbook with US$399 ‘Surface Go’


I’m curious about the Qualcomm offering. But an underpowered Intel? No thanks!

LTE should be standard on every laptop or tablet...

DNS ad-hocracy in peril as ICANN advisors mull root server shakeup


Could be good. Could be bad.

DNS security problems are growing. Maybe fixes/improvements will role out faster...

But, it kind of defeats the purpose of having a distributed system...

Citation needed: Europe claims Kaspersky wares 'confirmed as malicious'


I get it... massive amounts of cybercrime is coming from Russia, and it’s State sponsored.

But, I’ve yet to see evidence of Kaspersky‘s involvement...

Give me evidence, and I’ll be hater. But, give the F’n evidence already.

All I hear is bureaucratic BS.

Hey, Mac fanbois: Got $600,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Splash out on this rare Apple I


I’m thinking 3 Aston Martin DB11’s would be a better use of $600,000...


'Autopilot' Tesla crashed into our parked patrol car, say SoCal cops



Laguna Beach streets are a freaking madhouse.

There are pedestrians and jaywalkers everywhere. It has some of the worst and most confusing streets in the nation. You’d have to be on drugs to enable autopilot there...

It’s also an extremely wealthy area. Probably a parent bought a Tesla for their stupid kid...

Planning on forking out for the new iPad? Better take darn good care of it


Raise your hand if you’d give a kid an electronic device costing hundreds of dollars, without purchasing a child proof case for it?

I hope no one raised their hand...


Re: Just

Did you just compare a car to a miniaturized electronic device?

I’ve seen tablets that have been repaired. The kits to repair them are garbage. The glass replacements are easily scratched and crack. They are no where close to OEM quality.

My nephew got a iPad glass replacement by a “professional” repair company.. the glass shifts around (because they didn’t use enough glue) and the audio port no longer works. You get what you pay for. With Apple you get your device back in mint condition.

I took one iPad that was nearing the end of its warranty into an Apple Store, it had a tiny scratch in the coating on the glass. They gave me a brand new one to replace it. No not a referb, but new (you can tell by the model).

People bitch about things they know nothing about...

You think Apple hasn’t done the math on the appropriate amount of glue to hold things properly together?


What a stupid commenter. I’ve actually owned IPads from the very first edition.

IPads are very very durable. I’ve exposed them to everything imaginable, and they’ve held up very well.

I’ve also owned android phones and a tablet. The tablet I sent back in the 1st week with a cracked screen... what a cheap piece on crap.

Maybe people should ask the actual owners of the devices (which overwhelmingly love them) than a company that gets paid to nitpick the stupidest things.


iFixit can you give me repair grade on my HDD hard drive? What about my LCD monitor?

What a stupid article.

Some people will complain about anything.

Apple (any anyone else) thanks for improving the durability and water resistance of your products.

More money than sense? Saudi Arabia invests $400m in Magic Leap


I wish I was a BS artist!

La, la, la, I can't hear you! Apple to challenge Bose's noise-proof cans


Gnomes rule!

...sorry wrong forum.

Hmmm.... my wireless $50 Panasonic (that are gym friendly) work and sound just fine.

Shock poll finds £999 X too expensive for happy iPhone owners


The news is Apple released their Premium iPhone 8, then the Super Premium IPhone X.

People bought the IPhone X regardless of the crazy cost vs. value proposition.

Apple went buy one, get one free, on the IPhone 8.

Apple sold slightly less IPhones, but had record profits. Poor Apple!

Now the people that didn’t buy the 8 or X are waiting for the newer models available later this year.

One of those, will be smaller and presumably cheaper, to soak up those that didn’t upgrade. And, a larger IPhone X that with be Super Super Premium.

The smaller “budget” IPhone will probably keep the TouchID.

People act like Apple is DOOMED, and then Apple has record profits again.

Personally, my IPhone 6s is fine. At some point I’ll upgrade to the “budget” IPhone SE.

MIT gives one-star review to Lyft, Uber over abysmal '$3.37/hr' pay


Uber is just trying to keep the company afloat, until they can develop an AI that won’t bitch if it doesn’t make minimum wage.

Washington (no, not that one) to pass hardcore net neutrality law: All ISPs in state must obey


If the States want Net Neutrality to stand the coming challenge by the Feds, they need to move together.

This piecemeal local legislation isn’t doing anyone any favors...

Symantec ends cheap Norton offer to NRA members


You have a right to bare arms, but a handgun, hunting rifle, or shotgun fulfills that right just fine.

Civilians do not need automatic, or semi-automatic weapons, any more than they need grenade or rocket launchers, etc. Those are weapons of war...

If you served in the military, reserve, police, etc. those are exceptions. Presumably any/all of those have extensive training, but that doesn’t mean they need 15 AR-15s. If dishonorably discharged that’s obviously a NO.

Background checks are common sense. Not checking if someone has committed a violent crime, or has serious mental health issues is crazy.

If you’re an adult (18) you can buy a gun. Pushing it to 21 makes no sense...

Instituting a “cool off” period between buying the gun, and receiving the gun makes sense.

The NRA has its place in training and certification. But, the NRA’s stance is undeniable because they’re trying to support their most hardcore members, rather than making America safer.

Having teachers armed is a bad idea, they don’t have suitable training. If they’ve served in the military or reserve - great. Have them get a concealed carry license.

Coinbase, Worldpay, Visa play blame game after dosh vanishes from crypto-fans' pockets


Visa “It's everywhere you want to be” if you want to be broke suddenly without spending a dime.

Flight Simulator's DRM fighter nosedives into Chrome's cache


Better warm up the legal department, lawsuits are going to fly.

Just goes to show, stupid people can be overachievers too.

Vermont becomes fifth US state to boot up its own net neutrality rules


I get 20Mbps - 75Mbps (ave. ~50) with T-Mobile LTE.

Big Cable can blow me. I’ll never use their service again.


Incredibly enough, Sprint is worse than Big Cable.

FCC inspector general sticks corruption probe into chairman Ajit Pai amid $4bn media merger


But... he seemed like such a stand up guy!

Ubuntu wants to slurp PCs' vital statistics – even location – with new desktop installs


I’ve switched back and forth between Mint & Ubuntu.

Thanks Ubuntu for making Mint my only distro...

Microsoft's Windows 10 Workstation adds killer feature: No Candy Crush


Every time I hear Microsoft Licensing I feel the need to call my lawyer.

Violets are violet, roses are... rosy, Dell just got $145.8m for selling Mozy


So, both companies decided that unless they had a monopoly online backup isn’t profitable.

Dell was probably smart to unload Mozy, but for their SMB customers their is still a need.

They don’t seem to have another product that fills that niche...

I like Acronis as a more complete solution.

Rogue IT admin goes off the rails, shuts down Canadian train switches


Normally you disabled a person’s accounts first before telling them they’re fired...

Sounds like several people (in IT & HR) need to be told they can no longer play with the choo choo’s.

Who wants dynamic dancing animations and code in their emails? Everyone! says Google


Scripts auto running in email... what could go wrong?

Please don’t use FLASHY in a sentence around IT people...

Apple tells GitHub to fork off: iGiant steps outside DMCA law in quest to halt iBoot leaks


Don’t piss off Apple. They will buy the company with their pocket change, and shut it down.

You dopes! US state's pot dealer database pwned after security goes up in smoke


Re: Serves them right

No alcohol for you!

Weed or Alcohol, which kills more?

And, at least Weed has medical benefits.

... I suppose Alcohol kills bacteria.

/// I’ve never used weed, but I am in favor of State’s Rights. They generally listen to the people...

Due to Oracle being Oracle, Eclipse holds poll to rename Java EE (No, it won't be Java McJava Face)


There is only one possibility: Kopi luwak

Most Expensive Coffee in the World

It has been produced from the coffee beans which have been digested by a certain Indonesian cat-like animal called then palm civet or also civet cat. This is the reason kopi luwak is also called cat poop coffee or civet cat coffee. The feces of this cat will be collected, finished and sold as kopi luwak.

Wow, MIND-BLOWING: Florida Man gets an earful from 'exploding Apple AirPod' bud


The good thing is the battery (apparently) is external to the ear canal, but if the guy was asleep (for example) it could have been nasty.

But not as nasty as when e cigarettes explode. Those are a major safety hazard, and should be banned.

Really no small lithium-ion device should be close to our face. Phones at least are designed to protect the batteries, and are large enough to do a fairly good job. Plastic (or thin metal) gadgets don’t maintain enough rigidity to be safe...


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