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One-in-five Developers Now Works On IoT Projects

SeaFox Re:Yes, the IoT is coming... (157 comments)

Yes, the IoT is coming... as soon as IPv6 is fully deployed with stateless autoconfiguration so we'll have network addresses for all the things.

I hear both Verizon and Comcast are really happy about the idea of offering routable addresses for everyone, without finding some way to monetize it.

Come now. You know that's not how it's going to work.

The household things will not talk direct to the Internet. They'll connect via NAT to a hub-like base station device you have to buy separately and connect to your broadband router. It will use a proprietary protocol that bears a striking resemblance to something open-source (except with extensions on it) to talk to the devices. You will communicate with the devices via a custom website or smartphone apps. Your access to your devices will be contingent on you paying your monthly subscription fee for said service, of course. Even when you try and control the devices from your own LAN the commands will be routed out to $connectedhomeprovider and then back to your home's hub device, so if your Internet service is down (or their servers) you will still have no access to your connected IoT devices, even when they are sitting right next to you.

6 hours ago
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Adobe's Latest Zero-Day Exploit Repurposed, Targeting Adult Websites

SeaFox Re:Well I guess it's a good thing... (161 comments)

If they can't make a profit without bombarding people with ads, maybe they fail at being entrepreneurs. It's not my job as a consumer to prop up bad business plans.

8 hours ago
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Adobe's Latest Zero-Day Exploit Repurposed, Targeting Adult Websites

SeaFox Re:Well I guess it's a good thing... (161 comments)

I'm curious... At this point do we just expect everything to be 100% free?

The website should be a way for the business to reach new potential customers. Not an ends to producing profit in itself.
I buy plenty on Amazon despite blocking those affiliate third-party retailer ads at the bottom of the pages.
There are porn websites that operate on giving away short video samples, and subscribers paying for full videos.

11 hours ago
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The American App Economy Is Now "Bigger Than Hollywood"

SeaFox Re:Bad comparaison (127 comments)

They are comparing a global economy (Apps) to a local US market.

What's the profit of global Hollywood sales?

You might also note this is going entirely off Apple's numbers. We haven't added the money from the markets of Android and other platforms.

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Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

SeaFox Re:Change for change's sake (189 comments)

Because people have been using largely the same UI for the last 19 years, and are used to it. Thats a good enough reason the screw it up isn't it.

It is for Microsoft. If they don't make a new Windows release visually different in some significant way most people will see no reason to upgrade, which will make the product a commercial failure (or at least, not enough of a success to make Wall Street happy). Now, it's true, if Microsoft were do make a new version of Windows significantly faster performing and more secure then they might get a bunch of people on board even if it had the same interface as before, adding shiny to software is much less work than actually improving the product itself.

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YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default

SeaFox Re:About D%^& time. (217 comments)

Now if google would just announce no more flash allowed in ads, we'd be set.

Why would you willingly watch ads?

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Researchers Tie Regin Malware To NSA, Five Eyes Intel Agencies

SeaFox Re:Real shocker (94 comments)

After all, it's ok if they do it. It's only bad if terrorists, communists and perverts do it.

Crying wolf and all that.

I think you mean "pot calling kettle and all that".

yesterday
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YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default

SeaFox Come again? (217 comments)

[YouTube] now uses its HTML5 video player by default in Google's Chrome, Microsoft's IE11, Apple's Safari 8, and in beta versions of Mozilla's Firefox browser. At the same time, YouTube is now also defaulting to its HTML5 player on the web.

You mean the web you browse with Google's Chrome, Microsoft's IE11, Apple's Safari 8, and in beta versions of Mozilla's Firefox?
Am I missing something here, or are these sentences completely redundant?

yesterday
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"Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms

SeaFox Re:jessh (390 comments)

Yeah, this was absolutely the right call

You are familiar with the story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf, right?

yesterday
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"Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms

SeaFox Re:jessh (390 comments)

when did we become a nation of wimps?

we dealt with snowstorms for decades without shutting down at the mere hint of a blizzard. .

Not a Nation of Wimps, a nation of media outlets run by large corporations that would like to cause a buying spree of disaster-readiness supplies.
Last time there was an ice storm in my area roads got shut down hard, we were just fine for food and only left the house, to walk to nearby store, because we were so damn bored staying indoors and wanted something to drink besides what we had. Water and food were not an issue with what we normally kept on hand.

2 days ago
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White House Drone Incident Exposes Key Security Gap

SeaFox A protective bubble! (232 comments)

I'm surprised no ones suggested building a dome over the White House yet.

2 days ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

SeaFox Re:Charged /= Guilty (408 comments)

Is that a rhetorical question, or do you really not understand the capricious nature of the mainstream news, the primary goal of which is to get views?

Doesn't that only supports my opinion there is some obvious favoritism going on here? If the primary goal of the media is to get views then why wouldn't they be leaping all over a story about high-profile lobbyist being caught in a child sex ring? They normally like to report alleged pedophiles regardless of how strong the evidence. Why are they letting something so juicy stay under the radar?

2 days ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

SeaFox Re:The solution is obvious (567 comments)

Apple had it written into their carrier agreements they retained full control of the OS and updating it. Carriers simply are not allowed to block stuff like that. Plus, you can always update your phone through USB with iTunes.

Google gave the carriers more power to change Android and control things like software updates. Some of this was necessary (more hardware to support from different manufactures, requiring drivers and testing my those OEMs), but a lot of it was because it's what OEMs/carriers wanted (so they could differentiate their handsets from competitors and for business reasons).

Carriers wielded this power as a club to force people into upgrading their phones more. Lots of earlier versions of Android were, you have to admit, kinda half-baked. Google released new versions that filled in many of these gaps in the phone features, but carriers didn't make those updates available to current Android users as often as they should, preferring to make the new Android version a bullet point on the features list for new handsets (which defeats the whole purpose of a smartphone OS).

Why did Google make their agreements like this? It was easier to get agreements with carriers to support the platform at all. Remember that Apple had to work very hard to get in the door at all with the iPhone, eventually signing an exclusivity agreement with AT&T to get them to come on board. Verizon would plain not agree to Apple in a setup where they did not have the ability to customize the OS and disable features they didn't like (as they were famous for at the time), add carrier branding to the hardware, etc. Once the iPhone became the must-have device of the time and AT&T's exclusivity agreement ended it was only then the other carriers agreed to Apple's terms.

2 days ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

SeaFox Re:Charged /= Guilty (408 comments)

Jokes aside, that's about it. The case in question is a bog-standard investigation and prosecution. The only notable twist is the guy's political connections. There's really no reason for widespread coverage.

Then, to quote Harlequin80 above, why is it "there are too many cases of people being tried in the media and having their lives destroyed when they actually haven't done anything wrong"? Why isn't every case treated as this one was?

3 days ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

SeaFox Re:Charged /= Guilty (408 comments)

Being charged is not the same as being convicted. There are too many cases of people being tried in the media and having their lives destroyed when they actually haven't done anything wrong.

Yes, and isn't it interesting how the media has looked the other way in the case of Michael Centanni, but is happy to rake someone over the coals any other time? Sounds like the media is completely aware of how damaging the court of public opinion is, and are showing some favoritism towards those in power -- the very people we should be most vigilant about.

3 days ago
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DirectX 12 Lies Dormant Within Microsoft's Recent Windows 10 Update

SeaFox If DX 12 is "Enabled" then (133 comments)

I don't think it would be right to call it "dormant" in the OS.
If the code is there, but not available to call to, that would be dormant.

3 days ago
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WhatsApp vs. WhatsApp Plus Fight Gets Ugly For Users

SeaFox Re: Telegram (190 comments)

Where's the iApp ?

Uh, It's right on the page he linked.
Does this make it easier for you?

4 days ago

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SeaFox SeaFox writes  |  more than 8 years ago

SeaFox writes "Macworld reports that a U.S. judge has denied the request of E360Insight to have Spamhaus's domain pulled by ICANN. Judge Charles P. Kocoras wrote that such an action would "not correspond to the gravity of the offending conduct." ICANN has previously said that even if served such an order they would not have the authority or ability to carry out such a request and it would be the up to the actual registrar to carry out the action. Spamhaus's registrar, Tucows is based in Canada, making the situation even more complicated. Tucows could not be reached for comment at the time of ICANN's statement on October 12th."
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SeaFox SeaFox writes  |  more than 8 years ago

SeaFox writes "Mac-rumor site ThinkSecret reports that at least part of Apple's WebObjects, the web application infstructure that powers the iTunes Music Store and Apple's own online store will be Open-Sourced in a new version to be released next year. A public announcement is expected at the release of Leopard. This follows up the license fee for WebObjects falling from $50,000 to Free when Tiger was released.

From the article:
Apple will not be withdrawing support for WebObjects, sources stressed, despite the software's omission from the list of Application Server Technologies under Mac OS X 10.5 Server and the Intel-based Xserve. Portions of WebObjects code are covered by patents Apple acquired from NeXT, and Apple will keep that code in-house.

Also mentioned are changes to a J2EE-style environment and preformance improvements of four to six fold via a new threading module. Apple aquired WebObjects as part of the 1997 buyout of Steve Jobs's company NeXT."

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