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Comment Re:But . . . (Score 2) 414

you can't fault him/them??


public facing email servers that run OLD MS software and its 'not a big deal'?

what planet do you live on? because here on earth, it IS a big deal.

it shows he does not care (his people, that is) or they are short-changed funding (that's worth noting) and attention to detail is not something his org values (also worth noting).

all this matters. its a statement about his management and what his people (that he hires) care about; or even worse, are ABLE to understand enough to care about.

the guy has more money than anyone would ever need, and yet he cheaps out on software updates on PUBLIC FACING SERVERS.

stupid. beyond stupid. its actually reckless.


yes, this detail does matter. especially when he's so fond of throwing dirt on other peoples' mistakes.

Comment Re:Never coming back (Score 1) 46

Let it go. User replaceable batteries aren't coming back any time soon for most smartphones. That battle is lost.

I don't believe it for a second. fads come and go. when people hunger for more talk-time and less 'omg, gotta go charge my phone!' they will be voting with their dollars and any vendor making swappable battery phones will get their business.

phone fashions are like fads and they come and go. we are TOLD that we demand waterproofness and thin phones but I'm not sure I ever met anyone who DEMANDED such things. we all want long battery life and we also are pretty tired of high repair bills when we need a battery changed. I can solder and do my own work but most people can't or can't be bothered.

rich guys could care less; they'll buy new toys every year, but many of us need to get long life from tronics.

the swappable battery will be back. the every more powerful cpus will mandate that and we can be sure cpus will keep getting faster, adding more ram and gpu power and that will require either thicker batteries or swappable ones.

give it time. the fad cycle changes.

Comment Re:an unexpected benefit (Score 3, Insightful) 615

holy shit - ALL women in her staff?

yeah, that's real 'diversity' right there.

as long as there are no white men, its ok. amiright?

damn, not even a token penis in the whole crowd.

I didn't think much of that pao woman before, but I think much less of her now. didn't even think it was possible.

Comment Re:Well, there goes the 4th Amendment again... (Score 5, Interesting) 204

why do you guys keep raising the issue of the AMOUNT of cards?

did the judge declare that the 4th ammendment is null and void if you have 'too many' of something?

now, go ahead: define EXACTLY what 'too many' is.

THAT is my point.

this is bullshit. the law was not followed and a new crap law was essentially created to help cops fuck people over at-will.

carrying 'too many cards' is not a crime. it does not matter what the cards are or any other details.

soon, carrying 'too much money' will be a crime. oops, forgot, they ALREADY declared that a crime ;(

I weep for us all. we don't respect laws anymore; we seem to do anything to make authoritarians happier. citizens - they don't really matter anymore, do they?

Comment Re:Optimistic, perhaps? (Score 1) 116

I recently upgraded many of my systems to new mobos and cpus.

the reason is that I can run fanless, now. there are many i5 and i7 chips that are 35w now (!!) and that is fully in the fanless catagory, by using a htpc case with heatpipes going to a large heatsink.

also, new m.2 drives that speak nvme are worth having! 2000MB/sec on hdparm tests is nothing to sneeze at. I'm using to getting 500 on fast ssd's but with 2000 being the new number (samsung pro 950) its amazingly faster than anything before.

that's what made me upgrade. good support for mini-itx m2 ssd using nvme (not sata anymore; sata is too slow, lol) and good low power cpus that are super fast and very low power.

Comment Re:Ya know... (Score 4, Interesting) 116

there are no updates, for all practical purposes. android update model is worse than window10, and THAT is saying A LOT.

linux: I can update and patch the kernel, the ip stack, apps, etc etc.

android: sigh. it sucks. that's all.

we need a real linux based phone and not google's lock-in bullshit that is abandonware.

the vendors don't care and neither does google. all this just made ME not care about phones, pretty much. I love linux and have been a linux admin since the 1.1 kernel days, but I refuse to spend time on 'phones' since they are junk and more frustration than its worth.

Comment Re:I call bullshit on MS (Score 1) 139

bad guys are convince us they're the good guys - can and will abuse this.

because it exists, they'll get (have gotton) around any inconvenient barriers and now, everything is of 'national security, just let us in' level.

I advocate for ending all law-enforcement and government access to email and online encrypted comms. governments exist for the betterment of their people (that's the idea, even though its never quite followed, in practice). no LE official really can be trusted with power; we're seeing this almost daily, certainly weekly. give authority figures lots of power and they'll abuse it.

so, I advocate for fully removing all access, even so-called emergencies. you blew you. we tried trusting you, you fucked us and now we have to take the ability away for all things, both good and bad. thanks for fucking this up, guys. it could have worked, but noooooo, you had to go mess things up for everyone.

that's what I would like to see. removal of all spy powers, all code in core routers, edge routers, switches, gateways, etc - will have the sections removed for the next build cycle (lol..., I can dream, its my dream, dammit.)

its only a dream. reality is far uglier. routers/etc have 'legal intercept' built and baked right in, and I think that's just wrong. because the ones who have access to that can't be trusted and those above them (on up) - I really wish that feature set was gone, tomorrow. we'd be a step closer to real freedom online and because goverments really hate it when their people are truly free, they will do all they can to keep things the way they are now.

we can't change what's below tcp and ip. but we can layer new secure virtual networks on top of that. that's what the tech community should be working towards. the layers below - all spooked. fully untrustable. go define new secure layers on top of that mess and then we'll have internet-v2 that we can really trust.

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