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Boeing and BlackBerry Making a Self-Destructing Phone

BoRegardless Destruct as in explode? (72 comments)

Ought to be easy to do. Israelis figured this out a long time ago.

Of course there is a downside, if you are holding it and

2 days ago
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Investigation: Apple Failing To Protect Chinese Factory Workers

BoRegardless Other Chinese Companies are Worse (194 comments)

From what I read the steel, coal and general chemistry industries are quite bad. Apple has actually tried to clean up with their vendor requirements.

3 days ago
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Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles

BoRegardless Respect for Trying! (222 comments)

You can post all day on Slashdot, but that isn't like putting your professional life on the line and giving it a go.

3 days ago
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US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

BoRegardless Sooner or Later ... (182 comments)

Someone is going to have to dismantle the Pandora's box that is the DPRK.

S. Korea and the US have been putting it off for decades and China is finally getting PO'd and worried a N. Korea fall will result in millions crossing their border instantly looking for food.

It couldn't cost as much as Afganistan.

4 days ago
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Verizon "End-to-End" Encrypted Calling Includes Law Enforcement Backdoor

BoRegardless Re:Sell the key (166 comments)

And then the next Snowden sells the back door key to whoever he wants!

5 days ago
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Apple and Samsung Already Working On A9 Processor

BoRegardless Apple Pushing All Mobile CPU Vendors (114 comments)

What I see in this is Apple is NOT letting up their push for better CPU/Graphics.

The long term plan is obviously to be able to DOMINATE through superiority.

about a week ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

BoRegardless Terminal Windows Complexity? (229 comments)

I'm just wondering if Windows has become so complex that even MS's programmers can't keep all the gears and chains and indexers humming along w/99.9% uptime.

When are we as users going to insist on bullet proof OS's? It goes for all mainstream systems.

Seems like it time for a ground up rebuild of the OS. If not, why continue using a system with so many problems. Patch after patch after malware patch and it doesn't change.

about a week ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

BoRegardless Virtual Machine = Only Safe Way (229 comments)

That way you can just trash it & reload a clone if something goes wrong.

about a week ago
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US Navy Authorizes Use of Laser In Combat

BoRegardless Re:End of flight as we know it (225 comments)

Don't necessarily need to "burn through" thick metal to disable a missle. If you hit control surfaces, instrument surfaces or impact sensors, you can disable/destruct fairly fast.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

BoRegardless Re:trust lost is difficult to regain - Amen !!! (415 comments)

I have a high end application that is simply mandatory for work in my field and it only runs on Windows. It is bad enough if the application goes to a new version I don't want or need, but the force me to pay for & do it anyway or lose contact for needed files and support, but Microsoft can now make it worse with Monitization.

If I don't pay a recurring fee for Windows, then I could be in jeopardy of being suddenly held hostage if someone hacks the MS servers and my version of Windows goes down.

Sorry, but I just don't trust Microsoft, at all.

I'm continuing to post comments & write letters pleading with the makers of the key applications I need to support Mac OS X.

about two weeks ago
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NSF Accused of Misuse of Funds In Giant Ecological Project

BoRegardless Re:Loss of context-common sense? = No! (116 comments)

Hey, this is how you motivate underworked, undermotivated, low wage government employees with 'perks.'

about two weeks ago
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How the FCC CIO Plans To Modernize 207 Legacy IT Systems

BoRegardless Modernizing Lifer Govt Employees? (74 comments)

Good luck there! How about offering them a "modern" early retirement/buyout package.

about three weeks ago
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Hackers Breach Payment Systems of Major Parking Garage Operator

BoRegardless Incomplete Online Systems Planning (38 comments)

I'm beginning to think that many corporations establish online systems without ever doing a serious 3rd party security audit and then penetration testing, plus using whatever real time monitoring tools they can to detect and stop intrusions.

This reminds me of the US leaving the Southern US border open and saying "No terrorists would get in across our Southern border."

about three weeks ago
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Uber's Android App Caught Reporting Data Back Without Permission

BoRegardless über alles (234 comments)

Uber wants "Uber über alles!"

about three weeks ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

BoRegardless Re:Optimum Temperature for a Maunder Repeat? (367 comments)

You tweak a bit on the cooling side and get a repeat of the Maunder Minimum; then what?

Do you lose 25% of the population by starvation and freezing again as before?

about 1 month ago
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Android Botnet Evolves, Could Pose Threat To Corporate Networks

BoRegardless Re:Root Your Device? Hey, it's OPEN (54 comments)

What more could you want than open windows and doors to your vault of info.

about a month ago
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First Victims of the Stuxnet Worm Revealed

BoRegardless Easy to forget the people ... (39 comments)

There are those who are spies and paid well to do their work.

about a month ago

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Naris: All your internet data is held by US

BoRegardless BoRegardless writes  |  about 2 years ago

BoRegardless writes "1984 seems closer than we thought when an ex-codebreaker for the NSA reveals that the US records everything that passes through the internet. Does this surprise anyone? Will it change how you do email? Will encrypted email attract unwanted attention?"
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Hacking? - Moles are Worse!

BoRegardless BoRegardless writes  |  about 2 years ago

BoRegardless writes "When you put in all the systems and safeguards to prevent web & social hacking, it still leaves open the worst possible case of spying & theft...the insider. I had a fellow businessman who lost all his chemical secrets to a Yale graduate employee who disappeared to resurface in Korea. How do you stop this?"
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Is $60/month Mobile Data Access Obsolete?

BoRegardless BoRegardless writes  |  more than 4 years ago

BoRegardless (721219) writes "Are Laptop data accounts made obsolete with the iPad?

$60 per month from ATT or Verizon is $720/yr, forever.

If email & Safari via the iPhone is not enough, a $700 iPad with 3G can get you service for $20/month and only on the months you need it. Thus, an iPad user is money ahead inside of 2 years, not to mention convenience aspects.

Data income to wireless networks is going to plummet. What is that going to do to Verizon, Sprint and others?

Am I wrong?"

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