* Posts by hj

77 posts • joined 31 Mar 2008

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Tracking President Trump with cellphone location data, Greta-Thunberg-themed malware, SharePoint patch, and more

hj

"The case highlights the egregious way in which telcos in the US are profiting from selling off location data to almost anyone with the money. "

Did you actually read the (very interesting) article? Cause it was talking about companies like foursquare, since the telcos are bound to rules after some fiasco..

Quote: "The data reviewed by Times Opinion didn’t come from a telecom or giant tech company, nor did it come from a governmental surveillance operation. It originated from a location data company, one of dozens quietly collecting precise movements using software slipped onto mobile phone apps. You’ve probably never heard of most of the companies "

You'll never get Huawei with this, FCC tells US telcos: Buy Chinese kit and you won't see another dime from us

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Re: "a threat recognized by other federal agencies and the governments of other nations"

It pains to say this, but my shitty Dutch government is also very deeply in the pockets of the US (spy agencies)...

Chinese sleazeball's 17-year game of hide-and-seek ends after drone finds him on mountain

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I read somewhere else the police had trouble understanding him since hardly could speak Chinese anymore.

Fitbit fitness fans furious following flummoxing flawed firmware float, fleeting feedback, failed fixes

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Re: "a full factory reset of their Fitbit device and re-installation of the app"

Unfortunately Fitbit has also learned from big software companies and, as mentioned above, just forces the upgrade to you. I could keep it of for a few weeks and then it was just pushed onto my device. (app behaves, for me, not worse than before though)

Huawei new smartphone won't be Mate-y with Google apps as trade sanctions kick in

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Re: Hurt Google more than Huawei?

The degoogling would not be the biggest challenge, getting popular android apps an board will. Huawei can make a good messenger app, but if it doesn't talk to whatsapp, nobody is going to use it... And seeing how low the penetration in western countries is, that may take a lot of persuasion from Huawei...

Loose tongues and oily seamen: Lost in machine translation yet again

hj

Groot vader? Weird.

Not that weird, it's just grand father. (oh and it's grootvader one word)

Airbnb host thrown in the clink after guest finds hidden camera inside Wi-Fi router

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Re: Some people would argue....

I understand where you're coming from, but isn't it also a case of: you get what you pay for? People prefer to pay little, so the service they get is just as much... I for one, accept those risks and happily book with them.

China still doesn't want iPhones despite Apple slashing prices, say market watchers

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Re: I suppose they just need more and iPhones fall short of their needs.

Funny that, cause they are Austrian.. Even better famous French brand Salomon has been bought by Atomic, that"s why Salomon are OK now in Austria...

Thought Macbooks were expensive? Dell UK unveils the 7 meeeellion pound laptop

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I think/hope it's Dell sense of humor?

Cash-sprinkler Softbank and Alphabet hand over $1.9bn to Manbang

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Re: Okay, what about Huochebang?

Maybe that's where the "whole shebang" comes from?

You get a lawsuit! And you get a lawsuit! And you! Now Apple sued over CPU security flaws

hj
Devil

and one count of unjust enrichment

Yes, the one the ambulance chaser are trying to get...

Icon, because of said chasers...

Why did I buy a gadget I know I'll never use?

hj

Try broiling them, they will taste finer.

Judge says US govt has 'no right to rummage' through anti-Trump protest website logs

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This is another huge win

not just for DreamHost, but for internet users around the world,

Uh no, just for the US, the rest of the world has nothing to do with American case law...

Shock: Brit capital strips Uber of its taxi licence

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Alert

what if?

Like in Bogota, Colombia, people just keep using the app? Who is going to stop them?

Quebec takes mature approach to 'grilled cheese' ban

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Re: If even the Canadians can do it

Correct, without ham it"s called a croque madame..

Saw-inspired horror slowly deletes your PC's files as you scramble to pay the ransom

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Devil

Of course he should be able to stop it by chopping of his own hands? (yes, both of them)

Dutch telcos build data bonfire after judge nixes retention law

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It's heart warmingly

to see that no telco or large ISP had joined the coalition of plaintiffs.... (BIT only does B-to-B).

Jimbo tells Wikipedians: You CAN'T vote to disable 'key software features'

hj

Re: Gutenberg and Wales: Comparable? Maybe... but

As everyone (in The Netherlands) knows printing was invented by: Laurens Janszoon Coster!

So, yeah, if it hadn't been Gutenberg, someone else would have.

Snowden's HELPING public clouds says VMware hybrid head

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"Initial reactions, he says, were strongly negative as customers felt “this is the death knell of public cloud.” Today, Fathers says, “there is now universal acceptance that public clouds will outstrip data centers in terms of performance, security and economics.”

What a load of Boll*cks!

US bloke raises $250k to build robo-masturbation device

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Re: "I deeply apologize to those who were offended by the sight of artificial human penises."

I think that remark was not meant to them but for the sad people who watch a sales pitch for a masturbator and then complain it contains fake(!) nudity.

FTC: Do SSL properly or we'll shove a microscope up you for decades

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Joke

Re: It's a funny old world

They do this for the NSA, their scripts fail if SSL is not implemented correctly.

Snowden: Hey fellow NSA worker, mind if I copy your PASSWORD?

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Re: Is it just me...

Does it really matter?! Do you really think the guy would have had any credibility without the info he got hold of?

hj

Re: You couldn't make this up!

Guess, if you want to show the world what's going within the NSA, people want proof. Since he was only a third party contractor employee, he needs this info from his "co-workers". Can't really see why that is "fucking over your colleagues". Lets not forget those colleagues are/were the ones doing the actual spying on everybody. And I really can't have any warm feelings for those f*ckers.

Put down the (cod)piece and step away: Artist cuffed after sculpture cockup

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Re: When will we finally

Stupid as in: I am not really bothered by the facts, just like to call people stupid? Once again, did you check how the "gun" looks?

Not all data encryption is created equal

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WTF?

implementing security applications

Check out the "nice" service of HP: http://www.lolware.net/hpstorage.html

Bundestag holds 'unusual' hearing on German Copyright Act

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Go

What if

Google in its turn will say: "OK, we will not list any content of you in the search results"? I think in the end the publisher will suffer even more. And google could start asking money for indexing their website and showing it in the results. And as a side note, are these the same publishers who make their online money through Google AdWords?

Eric Schmidt: Ha ha, NO Google maps app for iPhone 5

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Re: Bing Maps are Nokia/Navteq Maps

Bull, because the tomtom app works really great. Still don't unbderstand where all this tomtom "hate" comes from.

Apple hands iPad screen contract to rival Samsung

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Re: Sniggers in the Samsung boardroom

Could you please fill us in some more about the contract(s), seems like you know what is in them.....

IBM PC daddy: 'The PC era is over'

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Windows

For some, a windows PC desktop is a really expensive way to play 'Spider Solitaire'

Funny thing is: a tablet is - often - more expensive than a desktop PC!

BlackBerry blog hacked with riot-related threats

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WTF?

re: Gotta love that logic

And the best part is that the police, especially at this moment, has nothing better to do than go sifting through a couple of million of texts, so they can arrest those _really_ innocent members.

Well at least learns me a lesson, even if some group does something "Good" (defacing a scary nationalistic website) they still can be thick and stupid as hell!

Apple sued over Mac OS X 'quick boot'

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isn't it ironic?

Well ... that is the ironic part; they weren't. Actually when the modern patent system was coming into place somewhere at the end of the 19th century it was because there were a lot of people inventing a lot of stuff. But nobody wanted to disclose his secrets because of fear for the competition. That is why patents came: you could show your invention and keep getting money for it!

I don't know when or where it went all wrong, all i know now is: please kill this system!

Creationists are infiltrating US geology circles

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hitler not doing it *right*

Luckily he did not do it *right*. Mr Fry has even written quite a nice novel about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Making_History_(novel)

Mac OS X Lion to include browser-only boot

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i did

Until I found out I can not use it with a wireless network (card).

Has Steve Jobs killed the consumer hard disk industry?

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Has Steve Jobs killed the consumer hard disk industry?

Only if you have nice new iMac, because Apple in all its wisdom decided you can not replace your HDD with any other and put on some proprietary connector... (the rest of the article is just such bullsh!t that i do not know where to begin (and luckily others already have pointed thart out))

IAEA: Handling of Fukushima has been exemplary

hj
FAIL

May i suggest

That, now it is clear that any report from a `lobbyist group` is used as proof for one´s own theory/opinion, that you change your tag line from `Biting the hand that feeds IT ` to `Getting nourished by the dick it sucks`?

From the IAEA site; `The IAEA's mission is guided by the interests and needs of Member States`

(Although probably only for conspiry theorists nice detail; the current boss of the IAEA is... Japanese!)

hj

yeahr, but no

As far as i can remember this was not a power plant, just a "factory". Which gave me the following question - please try to be objective if willing to answer my question - What would have been the implicatiuons for the Gulf if Fukushima would have been sunk into that same site? And i am thinking both long and short term, anybody?

hj

spin it up?

Will not say that they falsefied any reports or something like that, but it is funny to see that an organisation who first critized EPCO for being very untransparant, now says that the information and openness of all parties is so great... Typical case of `We from the nuclear lobby recommend the nuclear lobby`.

Ex-PM blocked Steve Jobs knighthood

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Jobs Horns

because of what?!

`because it has always taken design as the key component of everything it has produced`. Let´s give every designer a knighthood then!

Iranian web developer faces death over porn site charges

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WTF?

coincidence?

That all comments are from anonymous cowards?

Archos 43 16GB Android PMP

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answer

They (me) use the 3.5 mm standard head phone connector.

Apple tightens rules for iPad news delivery

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so, there will be a price differentiation then...

350,- euro for an android tablet and 400,- for the ipad version... problem solved, people choose everybody happy.

HP to unveil WebOS tablets next month

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Troll

Tru64 is dead

Long live Tru64!

Hate to be pessimistic, but not sure if this OS can compete against the two big boys...

MySpace unfriends 500 staff

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Badgers

lagacy business....

"These changes were purely driven by issues related to our legacy business, and in no way reflect the performance of the new product," said Jones.....

Probably because the legacy business had 5 million customers / users and the new product only 50,000?

Microwaved hard disc, run-over PC and other data disasters

hj
Headmaster

maybe the original author ...

worked on a project (in a controlled environment)?

definition Milestone:

A point at which you can measure progress on the way to achieving an objective. Sometimes used interchangeably to show on a plan the production or completion of a Deliverable, or the meeting of an objective.

Milestones are usually phrased using the name of the relevant Deliverable, activity, or objective followed by a passive verb, for example: “submission agreed”, “website launched”, or “Project Team in place” to identify that the milestone has been achieved.)

Apache threatens Oracle with Java exit

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oracle

will be very pleased to see them leaving!!

BA slams stupid security checks

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Alert

but what about

my false sense of security?!

OOo's put the willies up Microsoft

hj

was a little hasty

Should have said: rightly so because OOo is for 97,43 % of the users a good alternative.

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rightly so

OOo is a full replacement for Microsoft Office.

Microsoft confirms Russian pill-pusher attack on its network

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Happy

here is your title

Somebody looking for a new job?

Boffins authenticate Apple 'Antennagate'

hj

oooh

But then the issue does not exist! After all _you_ had no problems!

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