* Posts by ClosedJar

13 posts • joined 12 Mar 2010

Alexa, swap out this code that Amazon approved for malware... Installed Skills can double-cross their users


none of that now

I have earned a skill set on how to actually live and thrive in this world. Let's see I can actually move and actually use my hands to push buttons. I can do well for myself, thanks you very much. So no Alexa, Google assistance, or MS dumb assistant. The only weakness I have about things are my 4000 books that keep multiplying every so often like rabbits. I use technology as the tool they are, like a hammer and a nail. Of course if I was disable, could not move or think well I'm sure I would welcome the voices in the boxes to lend a hand. But "knock on wood" I have yet to reach that point. The less of those things are in our home, the more we own our environment. I like to own my space without the spies of corporations in that space with the no so altruism of helping. Seriously, people complain that they can't go anywhere outside without being spy or follow by cameras but yet still pay to be spy in the last space that has privacy: Their Home. That don't make any sense to me.

How do you fix a problem like open-source security? Google has an idea, though constraints may not go down well


There is nothing noble about Google. I have been watching this company grow through the years. They want to control everything around them. Open source is the last large road to expression and a sort of freedom. Who would not want to control that? Large companies like Apple, Microsoft and Google is all about control. Always speaking of the greater good like they are a paragons of virtues. Yes open source needs work but is up to the community to reassess its security and how they work. Ideas should be welcome but in the end is not Google that should be preaching to others. Remember Android? Nuff said!

Brexit freezes 81,000 UK-registered .eu domains – and you've all got three months to get them back



That is so petty.

WTF? Apple iPhones shrank by more than $22bn in fiscal '19


Yup..not apple crazy here.

The last thing I got from apple was an Ipad Air 2. For phones was Iphone 4, now turned into and Ipod. My current phone is LG stylo 4. Paid 99.00 dollar for it and never looked back. I call, text, take picture and write tons with my included stylus. I don't need anything else. People tend to buy things even if they charge it and don't have the money, just to look good. I got the money but the only person that I need to please is me. As long as it does everything that I need I'm happy. : )

London flatmate (Julian Assange) sues landlord (government of Ecuador) in human rights spat



what an arrogance jerk. He should be grateful to Ecuador for putting up with him. He should be toss out to the curve.

Oldest swinger in town, Slackware, notches up a quarter of a century


the years do fly...

I remember tying up my modem. A slow process but I was pleased at the end. Can someone please hand me my 25 years back? Someone please reboot me...# reboot. (pesky time travel) : -)

Microsoft boasted it had rebuilt Skype 'from the ground up'. Instead, it should have buried it



There is always Ekiga. It's open source for both Linux and Windows. There are options out there for communication besides large companies programs.

Microsoft axes 2,850 more Windows Phone, sales staff – a week after Justin Timberlake sang on stage for them


Oh, Yeah!

Awesome! Hey we got to fire a couple of thousand people. Bummer! Oh wait, I got an idea! How about giving them a show before we kick them to the curve? Wow, great idea. They will remember our awesomeness and won't be too disappointed when we kick them to the curve!

Dude lets do that! (fist bump)

: -)

Samoan clerics finger homosexuals over global warming



I will not wonder again how come the human race has survive this long. It has to be a miracle. It just got to be a miracle or Alien meddling? Maybe they were smoking funny green stuff when their brain fell on the ground and came up with this idea. Or maybe, just maybe they are afraid to come out of the closet? I don't know, is just that I don't want to think that there are such moronic people on the face of the planet!! Well, I will stop thinking now and put on my aluminum cap. Whatever is going on I don't want to catch it. : - )

Woman sues Google after highway knockdown


OMG...it finally happened...

A Google, Googly brain human. 1. A human that stopped using their normal brain and instead has opted to be led by Google in all things from sunrise to sunset, and who knows, maybe in dream land. 2. A brain dead human 3. Google Zombie 4. Someone that sees an opportunity to make some money by suing anything and everything by not taking responsibilities for their own stupid choices. (the hammer didn't come with instructions but I still used it anyways, wasn't supposed to hit the nail? It hit my thumb and it hurts. Someone got to pay for my pain!)

Oh well I had my fun, I can't think of anything else, long day, too tired. : -)

( My opinion is my opinion and no Major or Minor Deity was hurt in the process of me thinking or acting upon that said opinion.)

MSI tells 97,000 customers to 'Read The F***ing Manual'


Blessed are.........

Blessed are those customers that don't have a clue, are too lazy or just plain living in another planet away from me. Bless them all cause they help me get my daily bread and help me pay my phone wireless connection so like that I can answer tech questions from friends and family. Without them, should we say unemployment line! So keep them coming and smile, smile and answer every question that their little heart can come up with!


Mozilla gives passive-aggressive missive to pre-Firefox 3.6 hold-outs


No Thanks!!

I guess I'm one of the few that firefox 3.6 hosed their setup. If it wasn't because I made a backup image of my drive I would be in dead waters spending hours trying to figure out what happened. I also backed up my profile folder just to make sure it stayed the same. Firefox 3.6 was slow, froze a lot (I tested it without extensions). I run Vista Ultimate. My computer have been running in harmony since the beginning. And firefox 3.6 brought it down to its knees . I have old programs, new programs perfectly running in my computer then firefox came in and ruined it. I run a taut ship and that was unacceptable. I went back to firefox 3.5.8 and everything is humming in harmony again. I will give 3.6 a shot in 6 to 8 months, after I make a whole drive image. I figure the kinks in the program should have been clean up by then. (hopefully)


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