* Posts by RichardEM

39 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

What happens when holes perfect for spyware are found in the engine room of millions of Qualcomm-based phones? Let's find out

RichardEM

Re: urged mobile device users to apply software updates when available

The problem with just applying updates is that many of them can be as bad as the non updated OS. What we need is some sort of third party clearing house to evaluate and certify the updates. Also ALL phone manufactures should be required to maintain security updates for at least 5 years and they should be fined the original retail value of the phone or replace for free that unsecure phone with the current, for retail sale not an older model, phone at no charge.

I doubt that either of these proposals will happen because it will cost the manufacturers too much money.

I realize that completely perfect devices of the complexity of smartphones is impossible but we need to give the manufacturers and the mobile services incentives to get it as close as possible.

Apple re-arms the iMac with 10th-gen Intel Core silicon

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You will not see any ARM yet

If you use a little intelligence you would realize that we will not see any ARM based machines till Big Sur is finalized and developers have had the time to move there applications to ARM and checked them out on the kit that Apple has leased to them for that purpose.

Apple will not ship a machine that doesn't have a large portion of current applications upgraded because to do so would mean NO sales.

SoftBank: Oi, we paid $32bn for you, when are you going to strong-Arm some more money out of your customers?

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Re: Perhaps a group should by ARM

It could be worth it to all of them if it keeps China from becoming there mistress. think of all of the stolen IP it could have just so the companies could use there chips.

RichardEM

Perhaps a group should by ARM

Wouldn't be interesting if Apple, Qualcomm and a number of the others who use ARM to develop their chips got together and bought ARM and then held the rights.

The worst thing that could happen is that the Chinese would buy the rights and then control all that IP and hold it over the smartphone world.

FYI Russia is totally hacking the West's labs in search of COVID-19 vaccine files, say UK, US, Canada cyber-spies

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It counts on who is in office

If Tsar Trump is still in office I expect that he will do exactly as you say.

If Biden, from my mouth to Gods ear, gets in then I would expect that they will share the means of making what ever vaccines we have developed for very reasonable fees and perhaps even licensing the ability to make the vaccine at only the cost of development. That would be a great Propaganda coupe especially if China, Russia and Iran let their people know where the vaccine came from. Hopefully that would happen and all side would get on to a better path.

That Biden would consider doing as I suggest is much more possible then the others letting people know if we did do that.

Hot, synchronous DRAM: Next-gen memory tech spec DDR5 lands

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When will Apple

It would be interesting if Apple silicon would have this capability in there new chips especially if they have one for the iMac pro in 2021. They could build that capability into all there chips as they no longer have to wait on Intel.

Highly improbable as the cost of the memory chips would probably be too high for personal or commercial usage at this early in the cycle, but they could surprise us.

It's handbags at dawn: America to hit France with 25% tariffs on luxuries over digital tax on US tech titans

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When everybody taxes everbody else

It looks like we are going back to the good old days. That is the days of the 1930 and the Smoot–Hawley Tariff. This is an act that was passed in 1930 by a Republican congress and signed by Herbert Hoover and is considered by many one of the things that exacerbated the recession started in 1929 into The Great Depression. One of the reason that it is believed to have done that is because everybody just retaliated and it started a destruction of international trade.

While corporations and others need to pay there Fair Share of Taxes so that governments can supply the services that their people need such as Education, National Security, Health Care and others we need to do this is a rational manner not just throwing tariffs at each other willy-nilly. Or with the current economic fallout from the pandemic we could go into another Great Recession or Depression.

It's not a Windows 10 release without something breaking so here's a troubleshooter for your OneDrive woes

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rather than Linux

How about moving to Apple. They are not perfect but certainly appear to do better than MS.

They also are going to there own silicon and ditching Intel.

Consumer orgs ask world's competition watchdogs: Are you really going to let Google walk off with all Fitbit's data?

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Re: Isn't it time for Google to face the Anti-trust strongarm squad?

The problem with breaking up many of the American companies that NOW are the big persons on the block.

Some time in the future, perhaps not that far away, the companies dominating the same space will be Chinese controlled by a government that believes that they have the RIGHT if not the RESPONSIBILITY to know all and control all. Just look at what they are doing to Hong Kong.

After huffing and puffing for years, US senators unveil law to blow the encryption house down with police backdoors

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Re: stupidity out of ignorance or avarice

I gave a choice and if you read my full comment you will realize that I show that it is not ignorance but Avarice.

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stupidity out of ignorance or avarice

I hope that the people who are proposing this bill are doing it out ignorance rather then Avarice.

I don't think ignorance is why they are doing this.

Many people in the current administration believe in the Imperial Presidency. This means that for all intensant purposes the President has most if not all of the rights of a Medieval King. This is Totally against the way the our founders saw what were writing.

If you read John Locke and the writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, which many if not all of the people who wrote and voted for the Constiution you will easily see this. What really amazes me is that many of these same people claim that they are Originalists in term of the way that they say the Constitution should be interpreted.

Facebook boffins bake robo-code converter to take the pain out of shifting between C++, Java, Python

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from Intel to ARM

I wonder if this type of translation could help in Apples move from Intel based Macs to ARM based Macs?

NASA launches a challenge to fund AI systems for future spacecraft – hopefully without HAL-style errors

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The progeniter of V'ger

I hope that we will be prepared when that probe comes back looking for it's creator.

Mortal wombat: 4 generations of women fight for their lives against murderous marsupial

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If wombats don't normally attack humans the behavior sounds like that of a Rabid animal. Has the animal been checked and if that is not possible have the humans been vaccinated just in case?

BoJo looks to jumpstart UK economy with £6k taxpayer-funded incentive for Brits to buy electric cars – report

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Re: Free parking for electric cars

How about figuring savings in health costs so that your taxes to support the system might remain stable?

Iam a yank and wish we had a universal health system.

Moore's Law is deader than corduroy bell bottoms. But with a bit of smart coding it's not the end of the road

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The same old problem

It seems to me that what I read about the article, I didn't go behind the paywall, and many of the comment and reply's made are either saying or implying that the problem is not hardware, software or another specific thing. The problem is the same thing that I ran into when I was consulting that is: Ask the right questions. Many time the client would say we need to do this, but not really addressing the problem but the problem with the result of what they were presently doing.

I was constantly trying to find out what the root of the problem was so I could get them what they needed.

Remember when Republicans said Dems hacked voting systems to rig Georgia's election? There were no hacks

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A dry run for trumps loss in 2020

What I expect from our leader Tsar Trump especially if he looses the election

China to slice internet connection costs for locals as part of plan to rebound from recent unpleasantness

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What the US and Europe need to do

Everyone seems to be concentrating on 5G, but I would like to see a different course taken.

I would propose that within the USA, Canada and the EU that every Home and Office have a minimum connection speed to the desktop of 1Mb within the next 18-24 months.

Why do this? Well let us make the assumption that this is not the last time we have to school, work, and have to stay at home for general health reasons. It would be wise to prepare for that eventuality. Also as at home activities of all types become more prevalent we will need to have more capability at the desktop and the backbone.

The above is only step one. 36-48 months, from now, we should have the capability to provide 10Mb to those same desktops because people will require better and more robust connections as they integrate it more and more into their lives.

AT&T tracked its own sales bods using GPS, secretly charged them $135 a month to do so, lawsuit claims

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Back to serfdom

We will now be charged for what we use even if the Lord of the manner requires us to us his stuff and then charges us for it. What is next we will be required to live in their homes use their choice of everything and we will be charged for what we use. Back to the company town and store. Next we will be paid in company script that only the company will except.

SERFDOM here we come!

China successfully launches its biggest-ever space truck to fire up its space station ambitions

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You don't steal any thing from a defeated foe. You confiscate there technology besides much of there teck was based on the work done by Robert H Goddard who continued to develop rockets till his death in 1945.

GrubHub, DoorDash, Postmates and Uber Eats sued by hangry, overcharged coronavirus customers

RichardEM

What do you expect from companies that call there employees "independent contracters". giving them no benefits except the chance to be ripped of financially.

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

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You forget their Parents!

Lazarus group goes back to the Apple orchard with new macOS trojan

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Re: Apple tried to warn you, several times

Both are to blame, the who is the thief and the one who left the door open for the thief!

NASA's lunar spy looks for hide-and-seek champ Vikram, Starliner test success, and more

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forgotten anniversary

Have forgotten the first craft to give us astronauts. Can you guess what craft that was?

It was the X-15 60 years ago had its first flight and soon gave the Human species it's first astronauts.

US credit repair biz damages own security: 111GB of personal info exposed in S3 blunder

RichardEM

Putting someone in jail for maybe 2-5 years while there families can get on with there lives I don't believe has been shown to have any real effect on the companies that have OUR DATA.

Until there are real consequences to the upper management of these companies (as part of that group of people I mean those that allocated what to spend to protect OUR DATA) such as large monetary penalties that are not covered by company or personal insurance so the people responsible, and their families, can feel the consequences of not doing everything that is necessary to protect the customers sensitive data. as part of that group of people I mean those that allocated what to spend to protect OUR DATA

New UK aircraft carrier to be commissioned on Pearl Harbor anniversary

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Re: Alternative commissioning date proposal

The fact that the Swordfish were old was an advantage. the antiaircraft fire control radar could not track planes go as slow as the swordfish making them very hard to Hit.

This may prove that the latest, greatest and most sophisticated are the best solution.

take for example the low level drones the Iranians have been harassing the US navy carriers.

Stop worrying and let the machines take our jobs – report

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Re: Give us what is ours

There is NO TRULY FREE MARKET!

One has never existed and never will someone or sone group will try and manipulate any and all markets to gain an advantage for themselves. US markets were at there freest in the late 1800's and all I need to direct you to see how FREE they were is give you two names Fisk and Gould. Look them up and see how Free those Markets really were.

Both the right and the left always forget Human Nature and come up with theories that sound good but don't work for long if at all.

Marissa! Mayer! pulled! out! of! retirement! to! explain! Yahoo! hack! to! Senators!

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Why are they talking to execs

the people that will be able to really answer what happened and why are the programers and managers of the networks and software.

The powers that be talk to the execs who really don't know what happened they just let the conditions that allowed it to happen exist.l

'Nobody's got to use the internet,' argues idiot congressman in row over ISP privacy rules

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When is he up for reelection? Lets support his Democratic opponent!

Chinese investors gobble up owner of PCWorld, Macworld etc

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Owned by a PC maker

How reliable will the reviews and stories about Mac's vs PC's be by a company the owns a PC manufacturer?

I pose it as a question as because we must give them a chance to prove that they will be truthful or bias.

I hope they are the former.

I hope that their editorials will not whitewash what the Chinese government wants the world to see.

RichardEM

Owned by another PC manufacturer

How reliable will the evaluations of a magazine owned by a PC manufacturer be?

I am putting it out as a question because we must give the company a chance.

But it does give me pause.

Plasma-spaffing boffins plan spaceships driven by FRIKKIN' LASERS

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What about the LM proposed fusion reactor?

About a week ago there was an article about Lockheed-Martin working on a fusion reactor about the size of the trailer in a tractor trailer truck.

Sounds like a good power source for a possible onboard laser.

AT&T threatens to pull out of FCC wireless auctions over purchase limits

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Re: Who wants local/regional spectrum?

So you want the majors to control all of the spectrum so they can charge you what they want.

Less competition is better RIGHT?

Indonesia plans 10 Gbps FTTP as part of 20-million-premises broadband project

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Unhappy

3rd world jumping Ahead

The US again finds itself getting further and further behind because our ISP's believe that we only need the least that they can get us to pay the most for.

our schools, businesses and people be damed except if we can pay a fortune for lower grade service!!!!

Energy firms' security so POOR, insurers REFUSE to take their cash

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Insurance can really start something

If you take a look at the history of insurance company influance on corporate actions you will that the fact that they will NOT take company money is a good thing.

Using the effect of Fire insurance on building codes and the training of fire departments you will find that the insurance companies forces cities to put in codes or they would not write policies in that city and if the cities didn't train real fire departments they also would not write policies. This forced companies to either go without insurance, something stock holders didn't like because of possibilities of bankruptsy, or build to the requirements of the insurance industry.

This could mean that companies will start doing what is needed or tell their shareholders why they risk self insurance or bankruptsy. It can also effect the public perception of a company as customers can't be sure that they will be there to backup warrenties or services needed by the customer.

Boeing going ... GONE: Black phone will SELF-DESTRUCT in 30 secs

RichardEM

Why Can't Apple Do This?

As I like to see competition and the fact that their should be competition going after my tax dollars, it would be nice to see Apple going after this space.

As an ex GI I want the best for our guys and gals and the best security for our goverment that money can buy. it also could seap over to the civilian side giving Apple another way to show that it does the best.

Tell us we're all doomed, MPs beg climate scientists

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Re: Thing is, we *are* all doomed.

"I suggest you start to read up on CO2 fertilization, because your idea that a CO2 enriched atmosphere mass famines is not remotely supportable. CO2 is plant food. Maybe you missed that particular science lesson at school."

Yes more CO2 should mean greater yield in crops per acre, but the higher temperatures will mean,according to some Models, Larger areas that will get less rain then they are now and turn into desert. We are seeing all of the major deserts expanding into areas that were once fertile. If these models are correct then the Increase in Atmospheric CO2 will not have enough effect to offset the loss of acerage.

Microsoft sharpening axe for marketing heads - report

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Apple might sdhave to look out

It appears that MS is moving toward an Apple type of structure. Apple might have to start looking over their shoulder.

All-in-One Inkjet Printers: Best Buys

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how well do they work on Mac's

I have found that many of the all-in -ones work well om Windows but their driver for scanning and faxinf on the mc are deficient.

Are you going to test those features. Also, if they work on a network are you going to test the machine performance for all their capabilities over a mixed network, Mac & PC.

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