* Posts by Gerlad Dreisewerd

8 posts • joined 14 Oct 2008

What if everyone just said 'Nah' to tracking?

Gerlad Dreisewerd

Re: But How ?

Just a thought. How about an app that feeds erroneous data to tracking apps. All of a sudden you're in New York and Peoria at the same time.

EFF warns of 'one-way mirror' of web surveillance by tech giants – led by Google

Gerlad Dreisewerd

They want data

So let's give them data. Lots and lots of randomly generated data. Your real browsing data is still there in a dump truck load of gibberish. Knowing what's good data and what's bad data will be problematic.

FYI: Yeah, the cops can force your finger onto a suspect's iPhone to see if it unlocks, says judge

Gerlad Dreisewerd

So somebody write an app that triggers bleachbit with a fingerprint scan.

They're BAAACK: Windows 10 nagware team loads trebuchet with annoying reminders to GTFO Windows 7

Gerlad Dreisewerd

Phuque 10

!0 refused to update my desktop because it had, gasp, on-board video. It promised to update the netbook then never got around to it. One of my laptops made the transition from 8 to 10. One of the first things I saw on 10 was that damnable Candy Crush Saga. I installed Linux on the netbook and I'm still wondering why I didn't do the same for the laptop.

Pwned with '4 lines of code': Researchers warn SCADA systems are still hopelessly insecure

Gerlad Dreisewerd

Re: SCADA systems running windows

A friend running a startup machine shop ran into this as well. Got a CNC on a bargain but it required an obsolete CAD program to run. The CNC manufacturer could care less; they wanted to sell new machinery. Ditto for the owner of the CAD system. He finally asked me what to do. I hoisted the Jolly Roger and found a copy of the CAD system on a computer in the Middle East. All I can say to the CNC manufacturer and CAD publisher is that your support will be remembered when future purchases come along.

Five things you need to know about Microsoft's looming Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

Gerlad Dreisewerd

Microdaft Free

Well, Microdaft refused to upgrade my desktop. It's still running 7. It promised to upgrade my wife's netbook but never did. I installed Linux. My laptop upgraded to 10. I've been looking for an excuse to go Microdaft free since.

Microsoft's done a terrible job with its Windows 10 nagware

Gerlad Dreisewerd


The Windows 10 Nagware has been an exercise in frustration.

My laptop upgraded without incident.

My netbook has been telling it is going to upgrade soon practically7 since the Windows 10 upgrade was announced. Hear that Bill? I'm waiting!

On my Win 7 machine, the nagware says I need to upgrade Windows 10 then informs me that my hardware will not support it and I need to upgrade the hardware to update. Any sensible company would then uninstall the nagware knowing that when I upgrade to my next desktop, it will have Windows 10 on it. Not Microsoft. I have to manually uninstall the nagware then hide the upgrade until Microsoft sneaks it onto my computer again. Is this an operating system or malware?

Next Windows name unveiled: Windows 7

Gerlad Dreisewerd

Alternative Name

And I had my heart set on Windows WS for Windows Wallet Sucker.


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