I don’t understand IBM though I like the work they’ve done in years past and things they’ve invented, but they are clearly an absurdity these days
133 posts • joined 26 Oct 2011
What did it take for stubborn IBM to fix flaws in its Data Risk Manager security software? Someone dropping zero-days
Hey Siri, are you still recording people's conversations despite promising not to do so nine months ago?
Indeed sued by account exec who said she was raped by male coworker amid misogynistic, sexually charged culture
Podcast Addict Play Store ban: Android chief says soz for incorrect removal, developers aren't impressed
It is unclear why something designed to pump fuel into a car needs an ad-spewing computer strapped to it, but here we are
Facebook sort-of blocks anti-quarantine events – how many folks are actually behind these 'massive' protests online?
Not only is Zoom's strong end-to-end encryption not actually end-to-end, its encryption isn't even that strong
Cloudflare is over the moon because its pro-privacy 18.104.22.168 DNS service got a clean bill of health from everyone's favorite auditor – KPMG
Don't Flip out or anything, but the 'flexible glass display' on Samsung's latest pholdable doesn't behave like glass
Oh ****... Sudo has a 'make anyone root' bug that needs to be patched – if you're unlucky enough to enable pwfeedback
How bad is Catalina? It's almost Apple Maps bad: MacOS 10.15 pushes Cupertino's low bar for code quality lower still
Re: Apple is deprecating Macs
Apple is deprecating Macs
It seems clear that Apple doesn't really care about Macs and they really wish they'd just switch to iPads. Their hardware "developments" barely qualify as refreshes and are getting more and more drawn out. Their software development is focussed almost entirely on iOS. They have given up on competing with Microsoft. For a company which was once innovative, it's sad."
They may be doing that, but I hope not.....fwiw my macs are somewhat obsolete so are stuck with an earlier version of MacOS and for the moment that might be a good thing.
Re: No problems here!
NO problems for me either....well none of my macs will even take Catalina, they are stuck at an earlier version...but my phone and my watch are beta devices with latest betas and they are running well....grant you, I don't explore every feature the devices offer so I may not stumble onto every bug....but I have stumbled onto few here lately. I even am privvy to a few beta apps and am lucky they work given that they may have been written by just anyone....
Linux Journal runs
shutdown -h now for a second time: Mag editor fires parting shot at proprietary software
Sinister secret backdoor found in networking gear perfect for government espionage: The Chinese are – oh no, wait, it's Cisco again
Well, my income is sufficiently complicated that it precludes the use of Free File altogether...but i can't say that I would ever have any problem finding the service...Google will tell you exactly what you want to know, you just have to know how and what to ask. And El Reg's article does point that out indirectly.
Breathe in hardware, and exhale cloud: IBM stretches its revenues, profits... in the downward dog position
Sprint dual mode phones WILL jump to GSM if the phone plan allows it. When I go into Canada it joins Rogers which is GSM...step across the border again, and it's back on CDMA. All they will need is a PRL that tells the phone that TMO networks on GSM and whatever roaming partners there are OK to lock onto and use. Obviously you could not switch modes while in call though.
Apple's magical quality engineering strikes again: You may want to hold off that macOS High Sierra update...
Hmm, Twitter say they've not been hacked...yet, the dark web offer includes current accounts? Well then if they weren't hacked, the data was handed over.
But, this is going to be the new normal. Two factor authentication for everything and that may not be effective eventually. To get into my system at work from my laptop at home, it's got a nifty two factor setup. I've an app on my phone, that the moment I try to log in sends a push notice. "are you logging in at boffowidgets.com?" I can say yes, and I get logged in...I say no and the browser window closes. Of course the IT department makes sure I change my PW monthly, and has rules about how to construct it. To my knowledge the mainframe has never been hacked, though occasional spam makes it's way into corporate email.
Just like USA
Here we usually enjoy free roaming, but often at 1xRTT or HSDPA speeds, and very limited MB. Sprint for it's part have LTE roaming agreements here and there...but you really have to have zero home signal before you can gain access to any of it. It is a fact though, that free roaming is not free, and the cost is built into your monthly rates. If we want all we can eat on any network, it seems...we will pay for it despite any assurances of "free roaming." It should have been recognized by the EU that there still ain't no free lunch, and you cannot legislate it. Somebody is going to pay regardless.
No need for them to pay....
I find all other attempts at a search engine wanting for various reasons...so Google it is. I'd use it even if they weren't paying to be default. And well, even they have come up lacking once in a while, but less often than oh....say....Bing. Which is from microsoft, which makes it dead on arrival.
There are always gonna be people in it for themselves....but on the average capitalism is the best way to go....at least that way everyone can be in it for themselves, or not. Choice is good. Steve Jobs did upset the apple cart and focus on the delight of the end user. But he is gone, and likely his vision with him. But as many people as there are in this world, there will be another one along any second...but he might not work for Apple!
Hmmm, shades of well....typical behavior
Verizon does it's damnedest to get rid of EVERY customer at some time or another. After sulking away, and finding you a better deal, maybe even one where unlimited really is not limited in any fashion they beg you to come back....What? Come back and be abused some more? I want Verizon bankrupted and I don't care how it happens. I want it now!