Review: The BlackBerry Classic Is One of the Best Phones of 2009
But then they rolled over for India, of all places, trading backdoors for market share.
Just because you heard it somewhere doesn't mean it's true. There are no backdoors for the BES system. The customer generates their own keys. BlackBerry doesn't have access to them.
Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand
People are starting to draw back from the overwhelming complexity in all things.
Huh??? Using a record player is way more complicated than using digital media. Plus there's virtually no care or preparation for digital media, unlike vinyl.
LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings
who is this "us" he is talking about? because with just a little thought, you quickly realized these "billions of dollars" are just transfers from the (assumed) wealthy building owners to the less wealthy contractors and workers.
one person's cost is another's paycheck and kids tuition payment.
if the public good is really being served here by improving safety of citizens, why isn't the discussion framed more along these lines?
Where do you think these contractors/workers live and work? In buildings where the owners and renters will be forced to pay for these improvements.
Stop acting like only the rich will pay for it. Everyone will pay for it. Most people won't be able to afford it. If it becomes mandatory people will be forced to move out of the city due to the cost. Everyone will pay.
The Cost of the "S" In HTTPS
You can do caching, proxying, firewalling, parental control, etc with HTTPS. Create a certificate on those boxes and push it out to the client devices. You can then see all encrypted traffic. Problem solved.
Fraudulent Apps Found In Apple's Store
Wasn't stuff like this supposed to be prevented by having a walled garden?
BlackBerry Clears Hurdle For Voice Crypto Acquisition
Since multiple governments mandate that Blackberry share back doors with them, it's not clear to me what benefit more encryption will really add. Won't they be sharing keys with governments (and thus potentially hackers can get the same data)?
The only secure encryption is end to end encryption where you understand and actively control/limit how the key transmission works.
This is a blatant lie. BES controls encryption from end-to-end. BB/RIM does not have the ability to see any traffic other than the encrypted traffic.
Labor Department To Destroy H-1B Records
We are basking in the glory of a transparent government. Thanks, Obama!
Austin Airport Tracks Cell Phones To Measure Security Line Wait
Turn off wi-fi. Done.
You can be tracked anywhere anytime you're using a communication radio. Deal with it.
Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard
...Obama has no leadership experience at all. He procrastinates making decisions, and when shit fails he blames someone else. He's never accountable for anything.
Who would have thought that a community organizer and a state senator with a record number of "present votes" can't lead.
Rumor: Lenovo In Talks To Buy BlackBerry
The Canadian government has already said they will not allow the sale of BB to the Chinese.
Why America Won't Match Sweden's Cheap, Fast, Competitive Internet Services
really? 5+? How many of them are on the same backbone?
None of them share a backbone. And our population is 26,000.
Texas Ebola Patient Dies
Wrong. Aid workers from the US could return if they go through quarantine. And throughout that process they would receive our best medical care. However, having unrestricted travel between countries when there is a plague on the loose is moronic.
Moronic... an opinion morons have.
Really? You don't think the people that want to get to the United States are going to travel somewhere else first and then simply go to the US from there? Thus, if they are infected, spreading the disease even further? Or simply trek to the nearest nation they can travel around from?
Call names all you want, that seems to be the method employed by the people promoting the travel ban option. That and batshit insane fear mongering.
Or...you know....look at their travel history before letting them in the US. Isn't that the job of customs at the airports?
Why America Won't Match Sweden's Cheap, Fast, Competitive Internet Services
You might want look up the definition of monopoly. A government run Internet is a monopoly. I have 5+ choices for Internet access (all private companies) in my *small* town. That's not a monopoly.
The article even admits that it's all government run. Which means its most likely all subsidized by their massive taxes. The government shouldn't be providing services that can be done by the private sector.
Apple Yanks iOS 8 Update
For all of the marketing, cutting edge...
I stopped reading there. Apple is many things, but cutting edge is not one of them. There is nothing revolutionary about the iPhone 6. Android phones already had the majority of Apple's new features 2 years ago....and so did poor BlackBerry.
Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway
What??? They clearly stated that hiring H-1B Visa workers creates more jobs. What more proof do you need???
BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone
It runs Android apps as well. The lack of software support is a BS complaint from 2 years ago. There are hundreds of thousands of apps for the BlackBerry 10 platform.
Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8
Citing wikipedia? I'd rather see an Apple statement.
The Billion-Dollar Website
It would be nice if someone has a compiled timeline of events starting with extremely uncoordinated writing and passing of the law, to the point where technical specs were released to the contractor, when the actually flow of information and final HHS rules were announced, up through go live and the fixes being implemented after go live.
From what I've read/heard there was little to no work being done from 2010 when the bill was signed into law up through 2012. The administration purposely withheld information about Obamacare from the public and from the contractor due to the election year (2012) and didn't want bad press. Once the election had passed the government released more specs and information to the public and to the contractor on how the website was supposed to function. That's when we found out the dirty little lies and secrets. It's damn near impossible to build a website/service to handle 300M+ people in 6 months, but that's what our government did.
This whole bill/law/implementation has been bungled so badly by:
- the incompetent people who wrote it (bureaucrats with no understanding of health care and did not consult people from the health care industry)
- the incompetent people in Congress who blindly passed it without reading or understanding the devastating effect it would have
- the incompetent administration who continued to lie about how the law affected the citizens, and took no ownership of this massive project
Can anyone imagine a scenario where this could have been handled worse? Every step along the way was screwed up.
NFL Players To Use Tablet Computers During Games
How long before fans start jamming the wireless spectrum needed for the tablets to work? Previously it was hard wired.
And yes, it will probably be at a Patriots game.
Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive
Wasn't this already decided by the courts as fair use? Consumers aren't expected to purchase recordings for each playback device. I think it has been decided that it's legal to purchase a CD and make copies for personnal use. That should cover copies to analog tapes and copies to files for mobile devices.
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