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Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

spacepimp Re:But does it matter any more? (143 comments)

It depends how you define success. Enterprise agreements hold that in order to install Win 7 you need downgrade rights, made available by purchasing Win 8 licenses.
How exactly are you defining success? Success in sales? Success in giving them a presence in mobile? Success in unifying two disparate paradigms of interface? Win 8 failed on many fronts as well.

11 hours ago
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Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

spacepimp hypocrtical bastards (307 comments)

BBM was made for Blackberry only and served precisely to keep people locked into the platform by not allowing other platforms to access the service. It wasn't until they had lost their user base that they cared about such things. It was as wrong when they did it, as when Apple does it now.

5 days ago
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Forget Stuxnet: Banking Trojans Attacking Power Plants

spacepimp Re:Inconceivable! (34 comments)

Not everyone who uses a SCADA/Siemens system has internal staff to maintain the system levels. I was asked this week to connect a SIEMENS /SCADA system for Rail delivery to be connected for remote access for support/trouble shooting. The saddest part was the lack of network and security knowledge that the deploying entity had in their possession. It was uncomfortable to discuss networking with them. We were paying them to listen to why their solution was insecure, and would not be set up in the manner they wanted. They got it eventually. But I'll say this..There are many many many SCADA systems which are online for no reason other than simplicity's sake. Don't get me started about the ones left with default settings by the VAR during deployments. Scary world.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

spacepimp Re:Obama: please stop helping us! (417 comments)

Don't get me wrong. I think Obama is a worthless pig fucker, but what he is proposing seems reasonable here. My bigger fear is the hidden addon items and agenda that isn't being spoken about .. You know the CISPA 2.0 sort of sneak in the back door verbiage. I imagine this is a 750 plus page document. with all sort of power being grabbed.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

spacepimp Re:Dear Obama.... (417 comments)

I'd rather have it owned by taxpayers/municipalities or the people than the government. Not entirely unlike BLM land. Public broadband of the people for the people and by the people.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

spacepimp Re:Obama: please stop helping us! (417 comments)

Isn't that precisely what is being proposed by Obama? To eliminate those sanctioned monopolies and to prevent state laws which seek to prevent civic or competitive broadband projects.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

spacepimp Re:About time (417 comments)

Actually, there are many non compete clauses in cable fiefdoms. This would allow for pole access, and competition in areas where there cannot be one, and or it it is slowed at every turn due to red tape and ground/pole contracts. NYC would benefit greatly by getting verizon out of he way.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Awarded Gesture-Control Patent

spacepimp Re:General direction vs. specific direction (105 comments)

How exactly is the first gesture to "get the cameras attention" an improvement as you state? Are you saying that the previous implementations didn't have gestures to initiate an action/response?

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

spacepimp Re:Makes sense. (629 comments)

Are you saying that Verizon has no say in updates and applying them? You didn't follow the Galaxy Nexus debacle where updates were not released for a Nexus phone until 4-6 months after the rest of the world got them?

Google Isn't Apple. The US gives way too much power to the carrier/OEM's.

Google can release all the patches it wants, but until Verizon tests them all and makes it's own changes it will not ever push them to the device.

Blame whoever you would like. If google had the power to push out updates to all devices running android, then there would be nothing holding devices back from running stock.

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

spacepimp Re:Android is not Chrome. (629 comments)

Google has no legal option to update your OS in the US. Somehow Apple managed to get that secured, but Android updates come from the phone manufacturer (same as Apple does) but inthe hands of Verizon?At&T you cannot upgrade your phone, and google cannot. The manufacturer can, but they need to have carrier intervention and testing etc.

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

spacepimp Re:Doesn't really matter if they do patch it (629 comments)

My nexus 2013 is running well even perfectly after a full wipe. Secondly, IS google to blame that Verizon has the rights to withhold updates and patches until they do their own testing?

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

spacepimp Re:Makes sense. (629 comments)

Google can't push out updates to the handsets. The carriers by law mandated that only they can update and test the devices. You as a citizen and owner of the device cannot do this yourself either. But sure Google is at fault.

about two weeks ago
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FBI: North Korean Hackers "Got Sloppy", Leaked IP Addresses

spacepimp Re:Countless Comments on Prior Articles & Now (219 comments)

We were very confident in building up weapons of mass destruction claims to provoke an excuse for war with Iraq.

Turns out faulty evidence was faulty. My theory is if they can't share evidence that is proof then they can't go to war.

about three weeks ago
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FBI: North Korean Hackers "Got Sloppy", Leaked IP Addresses

spacepimp Re:Countless Comments on Prior Articles & Now (219 comments)

It is an IP address. If they cannot muster proof that the attack and IP's are incontrovertible proof, then all the posturing about NK attacking the US is BS. Would you go to war based off of data on an invisible enemy?

about three weeks ago
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FBI: North Korean Hackers "Got Sloppy", Leaked IP Addresses

spacepimp Re:Countless Comments on Prior Articles & Now (219 comments)

I've not seen anything that the government has released regarding this. I have heard speculation that this was North Korea, but haven't been shown any actual evidence. So to your questions answer: I'd need evidence. IP logs, exploits used written in proprer north korean grammar or something. Anything other than Comey and Clapper saying it was them the bad koreans ... they did it.

The trust of the intelligence community was proven to be broken repeatedly by the FBI/DOJ/FISA/NSA/CIA/IRS. Blind faith isn't an option any longer. Proof or it didn't happen.

about three weeks ago
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Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

spacepimp Re:A result of the vacuum left by Jobs (598 comments)

Steve Jobs had nothing to do with BeOS. Steve was involved with NeXT. Gasee was involved with Macintosh development, who then left the company and wanted 200 million for BeOS so the board at Apple found it cheaper to buy NeXT and there was a doorway for Steve to return to Apple.

about three weeks ago
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Will Ripple Eclipse Bitcoin?

spacepimp Re:Lies, damn lies, and "market caps" (144 comments)

Having the transactional currency controlled and flowed through a single institution removes the benefits that something like a Bitcoin brings to the table. The point was no central point of control because every currency gets bent to someones advantage.

about a month ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

spacepimp Re:Land of the free (580 comments)

People viewing the way SONY wanted to neuter DNS and the visibility of awful collusion in the movie industry towards attacking Google and free speech hasn't gone entirely unnoticed. Serves them right is stronger now than it ever would have been.

about a month ago
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Google News To Shut Down In Spain On December 16th

spacepimp Re:Google needs to share (183 comments)

For what you are saying to be correct they could have used robots.txt. They did not do that. The other facet that contradicts your comment is that the payment was mandatory. A news publication, blog or anyone cannot choose not to mandate the payment. So forward thinking next generation news sites cannot decide their own model. If these sites are so concerned about remaining profitable by the money Google was preventing them from gathering they could put up a pay wall as well. Oh wait no one is going to pay these cronied sites for their news, because it isn't valuable.

about a month and a half ago

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