Re: "Intel never thrilled me" - "x86-64 isn't at all bad"
"x86-64 isn't Intel. It's AMD."
Which, for some reason, always tickled me.
65 posts • joined 18 Oct 2012
"What made you ditch 1Password, out of interest?"
They went from a paid model (and I'd paid for all of their apps on win/mac/phone/etc) to a subscription model exclusively. I moved - they then re-started to offer a much more expensive perpetual licence - so they lost a customer.
Happy to pay for features. Not a full price subscription for a password manager though.
KeePass - I used that for some time, but found that what was great on one platform was god-damned awful on another - no consistency.
Dropbox has added to their board Condoleezza Rice - of ex-US-Secretary of State fame (https://www.theverge.com/2014/4/11/5605734/dropbox-ceo-defends-adding-condoleezza-rice-to-board) - this alone gives me the heebie-jeebies.
I've been using Bitwarden for a couple of years now after I looked for a subscription replacement for 1Password. Never looked back, pay the yearly fee, and I can host my own Bitwarden server if I ever want to - all passwords controlled locally. A much better solution IMHO.
My mother worked in a local post office and both she and the postmaster were accused of theft based on Horizon and Fujitsu evidence. Both lost their jobs because of it - but both proclaimed their innocence until they passed.
They will never know about this sadly - however, the families who remain do - and cannot do anything about it either.
The fact is like brexit the trump election was a sign of voter desperation after they were manipulated via social media.
Actually, I believe it was the LACK of democratic process when the Maastricht Treaty was signed that drove Brexit. Once the British public got their chance to vote on that issue, we did - with the expected result.
I note that the EU project is doing awfully well at the moment too...
The article quotes the following:
Disagreeing, the ASA acknowledged in a public ruling that while "such data threats could exist", it "considered the overwhelming impression created by the ad was that public networks were inherently insecure and that access to them was akin to handing out security information voluntarily."
Does the ASA know the difference between privacy and security based information? It appears not.
Reading about iGPR, these guys are in bed with the insurance industry. The suggestion being that they scan through patient records, and insurers can spot genetic/cancer type issues from our medical records. Now, I'm not saying the insurance companies would do anything with our life/medical insurance premiums, but this is the insurance industry after all...
"In the three years since the Priv launched, BlackBerry has yet to see it rooted. BlackBerry wants IoT device manufacturers to adopt this as a quality mark. With so much insecure home tat flying in from China, consumers and industrial buyers need all the help they can get."
While I'd admit that all IoT things needs a hellava lot more security, being unable to root a device is not necessarily an indicator of security for your devices at home - and I wouldn't use this as a measure of how secure - ultimately - that device is (be it IoT, phones, et al).
Indeed - at least uBlock has a fix - https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases - Gorhill has also included a hybrid which allows you to migrate your whitelist etc.
Would have liked NoScript also, and it appears that there is work underway to ensure that happens - https://forums.informaction.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23173
Personally, I'll miss Enpass (unless the Chrome ext ports across easy enough) and that's about it - cannot find any update about their Firefox extension being updated...
"Print it out on a bit of paper"
Ooops! Too late - they found you. Remember that printers are recorded against users (particularly home users) much like TV sets - they also print invisible dots which can be traced back to that particular printer - supposedly to stop printing money, or something...
"Believe it or not, the phones do last longer than two years. They don't self-destruct on their 2nd anniversary..."
Unless, of course, you have put the latest OS on the device, which then starts to crawl (when it was perfectly fine before) and enforces that 'new phone' desire...
A bit like when the washing machine dies a day after the warranty expired - planned obsolescence?
Two days ago I was unable to work on my Surface Pro 3 because windows decided that it was a good time to patch. The Surface was unavailable for over an hour while it did this (and it wasn't due to lack of patching). I ended up using a unix device to complete the job.
So, hating to disagree with you there fella, but the kid has a point...
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