Re: IoUT - Internet of Useless Things
It's been done. Internet of Shit
29 posts • joined 26 Oct 2012
You need to dig into the mechanical keyboard crowd. I have a keyboard with hot-swappable mechanical keys, so I can choose travel, downforce, clickityness etc. I am but a debutante in this field but it gets seriously geeky. Try searching for "mechanical keyboard" on Aliexpress just to get a feel for the insanity.
This made me wake up and get an application firewall, Blocks all outgoing connections from any app I choose.
https://radiosilenceapp.com is what I chose for Mac. There are other options for Linux and Windows.
You still control your computer today. Don't put up with crap like this.
I just got a Keychron C2. Full keyboard. Defaults to Mac, switchable to windows, and no-solder swappable keyswitches. I'm running Gateron brown right now, which seems nice, but can change if I feel like it. Less than £65 for the fancy RGB backlight one (which I already switched to white)
I gave the keynote at an IoT Hackathon earlier this year, and at one point was talking about unconventional attack vectors. Saying loudly into the mic "OK, Google, dial 0898..." was enough to get a lot of worried people reaching into their pockets to stop their phones from dialling.
I was kind, and chose a non-existent number.
I had forgotten that yahoo was still a thing.
They seem to come to life periodically to buy one of my favourite services and kill it without trace. Astrid anyone? It would be OK if they invested and expanded, but all that seems to happen is a vague announcement about improving yahoo services, and the cool service closes without even a yahoo equivalent. It's like a malevolent jealous aunt shooting dead the suitors of her young niece.
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