* Posts by mike360

14 posts • joined 3 May 2017

IBM: Remote working is great! ... For everyone except us

mike360

As someone who runs a start-up I encourage my staff to work from home. Whether 1 or a max of 4 days a week, I switched the whole company over to G Suite (truly excellent set of apps) for this reason. I don't want to pay the crazy parking expenses, I don't want to spend the electricity or any other expenses which I save when people work from home. I know they may do slightly less sometimes but for the most part because they have it cushy they do a damn good job.

Windows 10 S forces Bing, Edge on your kids. If you don't like it, get Win10 Pro – Microsoft

mike360

Re: Meh, I give it a few months

No wonder that Chromebooks have hardly made a dent in the market >> well maybe in Europe but in the US they're outselling Mac's 2-1. They're actually one of the most if not the most secure end device on the market, being that you as a user cannot install software on it if running native ChromeOS. They also have the TPM chip which checks a hash of the OS to see if anything has been tampered with. Very smart.

Jeez, we'll do something about Facebook murder vids, moans Zuckerberg

mike360

Google aren't much better. They make a lot of money from the freetard business model, but they're actually quite vulnerable to having their search revenue legislated out of existence in some parts of the world. Google do at least make stuff - Android (another area where they face serious legal difficulties related to monopoly positions), and you can actually pay for online services from Google (though why you'd want to is another matter)

If I may add I agree with everything you wrote apart from the above. Many businesses / schools use Google Hardware (Chromebooks) and software - ChromeOS, Android and pay for it. ChromeOS Chromebooks are probably the safest operating systems commerically avaliable for the mass market as an end device. Why would people pay for G suite? Have you ever used it? The collab features are hands down the best offering in the Enterprise market and office stuff is 80%+ of what businesses need for their staff.

Israel-focused VCs sow cash around seed stage tech firms

mike360

Not just stuxnet.

Dark-web pedo jailed after FBI and co use vid trick to beat privacy tech

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Re: So the FBI ...

I hope he gets put in gen. pop. at least for a week or two. That'll teach him a little something about pain.

mike360

Great job on catching the guy, if he had used Tails though instead of just the Tor browser maybe he won't spend the next 12+ years playing "No, you're Natasha Henstridge with a guy called Bubba" because it won't allow outside connections.

Leaked: The UK's secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors

mike360

Power only respects power and the power of the state dwarfs that of your personal power as one of the unwashed masses. If you think this is bad wait until you have a camera inside your house by law. You think I'm joking don't you?

Apple blocks comms-snooping malware

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HAL "I'm sorry Dave I just can't do that".

mike360

Bluecoat have devices which de-crypt SSL in real time anyway, the myth of secure because "SSL" is dead.

Mozilla takes a turn slapping Symantec's certification SNAFU

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Mozilla gets blurty over Symantec certy-slurpy? No? Taxi!

It's Russian hackers, FBI and Wikileaks wot won it – Hillary Clinton on her devastating election loss

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She sent out a tweet on her birthday which said something along the lines of "Birthday for this future President", I still look at it from time to time and laugh.

mike360

Re: Comey was required by Congress to inform Congress

SOLD! To the man in the braids.

Loadsamoney: UK mulls fining Facebook, Twitter, Google for not washing away filth, terror vids

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Doesn't it strike anyone else as odd that they leave Isis videos on there, yet censor anything conservative? It's almost like they (Facebook etc) have an agenda.*places tin foil neatly around cap*

What is this bullsh*t, Google? Nexus phones starved of security fixes after just three years

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As someone who spent a decade on Android and moved over to iPhone for this exact reason it still surprises me that Google haven't found / pushed a way for users to update to the latest version through the play store or something similar. iPhone gives me 5/6 years of updates and for the price it commands I see that as a fair deal. I was looking at buying a pixel but how long will that get updates for? Just because people buy from Samsung doesn't mean Google should act like them.

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