"BadUSB" Exploit Makes Devices Turn "Evil"
Which are embedded entire computers.
The Problems With Drug Testing
Just let the consumer take their lumps..
"ExamSoft" Bar Exam Software Fails Law Grads
Until someone pushes a shopping cart into their minivan. Then it's "Kill that motherfucker bring me his head on stick!!!"
Unesco Probing Star Wars Filming In Ireland
The UN will blame it on the Jews.
UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January
Because what matters in the UK is appeasing the angriest craziest segment of the Muslim population.
Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step
Just lower the standards until all the black people are hired. Then lower them so more for all the illiterate Mexicans. And so on.
Is the App Store Broken?
We were all told we'd be billionaires. Oh well.
Snatch up one Comcast and one Time Warner exec. Saw their heads off on YouTube.
Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline
Until there's another holocaust.
Microsoft's Nokia Plans Come Into Better Focus
That in any organization of sufficient size, the ass kissing retards always float to the top.
Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet
Could have been physically assaulted by one of Minneapolis' many Somalian cab drivers who consider it a religious duty to abuse, threaten and assault all infidels.
Two Cities Ask the FCC To Preempt State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet
Time Warner in NC typically secures their monopoly in NC by paying a bribe to the local governments in the form of an 'access fee'. Now some of those cities and towns are suffering the backlash of unrestricted price gouging from Time Warner. Consumers are in open revolt as service pricing in NC seems to jump >10% every 6 months and service quality has fallen off a cliff PARTICULARLY on the internet side of the service. It's third world awful and getting worse. Days long outages where the highest level of technical support's answer is, and I quote "I don't know and there's nothing anyone can do about it" unquote (actual answer I got from L2's management yesterday) have become routine. Billing 'errors' that result in huger overages are rampant and record keeping is nonexistent eg, Time Warner's new excuse is to claim they can't/won't address problems because it's and again I quote "your modem" unquote. Which is isn't because we ALL had to stand in line at the local 'service center' for up to FOUR Hours to get it handed to us BY Time Warner.
So here's what has to happen. Every day, every single day, snatch up one management or higher Time Warner employee and crucify and set them on fire and put it on YouTube. Every day, grab one and kill them until either they change their business model or they run out of people.
Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic
Super DUPER mega EXTREEEEEEM internet service for only $299.99/month when bundled with their other services?
Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet
I rather like the idea of an incompetent ideologically driven gaggle of idiots in government outsourcing the Gestapo to private industry. Has MSNBC blamed Bush yet?
The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist
Come and get me fuckers.
Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows
Only 1.5 TB and it will run on ANYTHING (with 8x8 core processors and 32GB of RAM). Of course it still comes in 24 different variations that all licensed differently.
Verizon's Offer: Let Us Track You, Get Free Stuff
I want money not your carney game bullshit. Money.
Snowden Seeks To Develop Anti-Surveillance Technologies
Oh please, Eddy, shut the fuck up.
New Toyota Helps You Yell At the Kids
And the hum of their Rascal scooters.
Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be
Phones suck in ways that make them suck, not in any specific way by design. Quality is shit because it's shit borne of laziness and cheapness and not the extra amount of money they'd have to spend planning out their shittiness. Cheap shit phones have no reason to try to upsell you because those are two different markets. The shit market and the poser market. And never the twain shall meet.
What IS interesting though is the razor thin differences in the quality between the shit phones and the more expensive phones. More expensive phones spend all their money on 'me too' features. Not quality.
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I always cringe a little
When I see that someone has responded to one of my posts because if nothing else, the most common attribute of the blogerati and their wannabes is that no one really has anything to say unless it's to shriek that you're a retard asshole or that some dipshit fresh out of the 11th grade demands you 'prove' something to them. I worry a little bit about the generations behind me. I think that not only are stupider and less motivated than their elders but they angrily self righteous about it. I said back in the late 80's (yes I've been on the internet since 1989 so for you angry fuckhead teens out there, don't bother 'correcting' me, thanks) that eventually the internet would become a weapon of tyranny. Not because of control but because it collapses belief and freedom into the smallest angriest space possible. You no longer need to think.
Now you can't even recount your own bad MS experiences
So now you can't even recount your ongoing experiences with MS mind bendingly poor customer support w/o being modded down a troll. Why the fuck doesn't this site just admit it has paid flacks on board to do Redmond's bidding. Or, that it's just a bunch of retarded teenagers?
Criticize MS this time as a stockholder and they mod you down.
Do you ever get the sense that there's a population of MS boosters who are here semi-officially ready to pounce on anyone who doesn't tow the MS party line?
Intel Apple. Not so weird?
Apple's history of switching CPUs is as old as Apple. First was the 6502 then the Moto 68000 series then the PPC and now Intel. Seems like it's not such a leap after all and isn't it really what we've been asking for for 2 decades? To build & sell a PC where the internals don't matter to us.
Google porn: searches or results?
It's one thing to query results it's quite another to query searches for results. You would be in effect enlarging the child pornography statute to include looking for child porn.
And let me add - fuck slashdot and the posers who run it. Fuck them all to death.
What are MS's own security priorities?
Feel free to post this in the appropriate Nash interview thread. I forget sometimes that I'm persona non grata here at Anime/LotR/Nerd Porn Central.
Without saying 'everything' what are the actual ranked or prioritized security issues at MS for Windows?
Integrating tools that already exist into the MS sphere?
Time -to -fix cycles?
Better security architecture?
Mac security comes from doing insecure things
Note: since I've been targetted by /. modbombers for banning and day by day my karma is being synthetically erased, I've decided to post everything here in duplicate as long as I'm permitted to post. When I'm no longer permitted to post then everything will go here. Until of course, /. admins decide to ban my IP outright. This has already happened to one of the places I commonly post from, but only after I complained to /. admins about being attacked here. That ID that I complained to them, from, has been banned permanently. Word to the wise: /. is rapidly turning into the darkest version of everything they claimed to hate.
I get regular security vulnerability email alerts all the time. Just today there was a long list of potential problems with 10 different flavors of Linux, HP-UX, Cisco, OS/400, Z/OS and of course Windows.
Now the issue is, how bad is that? And the other question is what is the cost - benefit of fixing it?
Many of the vulnerabilities in the alert I alluded have the potential to be serious enough to warrant your attention but this assumes that you already have NOTHING in place to protect yourself, that you've effectively not implemented any security infratrature whatsoever. The probability of this is quite low.
But - and this is the big issue with Windows, your exposures surface out of EVERY SINGLE ordinary everyday common task you employ the machine to do. It would be as if every Cisco vulnerability surfaced specifically and only when it routed packets and only because it routed packets.
Therein lies the difference.
In the Mac world, no one is seriously suggesting that their BSD based OS is defacto immune from problems. What they're arguing convincingly is that those problems when they arise will arise out of non common tasks and obscure problems that typically stem from operating your machines in a very nonstandard way to begin with. For instance the ordinary Mac user could, if they were motivated, run as root all day everyday. But why would they? That's a nonstandard operation mode. Moreover the common problems you do see in the Mac world won't ordinarily occur because of executing common tasks that ordinary users employ their machines to do. You won't see many vulnerabilities exploited the same way that simply using AOLIM or Limewire or reading a rich email or any of the other innumerable problems in Windows stems from.
My email alerter shows my last post was modded 8 times up and 8 times down. /. continues to be the nerds revenge for the cool table in the lunchroom in highschool. What they fail to appreciate is that social maladaption is social maladaption.
somebody tell me why this is considered a troll?
Seriously it's a statement of fact based on real world experience.
I honestly think that /. is quickly killing itself.
so my plan is
if I'm ever able to post and mod again I'll randomly single out specific posters and mod them down as much as I can. I really want to share the wealth here at slashfuck.
I have been banned for the second time in 10 days. Apparentlt at this point no matter what, if anyone mods any post I've ever made I risk being banned again. There is no way to wipe the slate clean after being repeatedly banned. So fuck /. and circle jerk of anime wannabes that run it.
See this is exactly my point. /. has a secret modding scheme that will punish you if you don't plod along with their normal bovine groupthink. Got banned for weeks over something I never knew and the first post back when I comment on it it's back to being downmodded. This to me is the beginning of the end of /. Pretty much it's all about anime, sci fi movies and Libertarian bullshit. If you're not down with that or, perish the fucking thought, express an opinion you might actually have a knowledgeable background in, if it's not part of the official /. checklist-o-thoughts, you get punished. And it's in a very capricious way.