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Comment: Sounds like a good case for.. (Score 1) 286

by monkeyFuzz (#47335629) Attached to: What To Do If Police Try To Search Your Phone Without a Warrant
Silent Circle Mobile or some similar service. Not sure if the Blackphone handset can thwart GPS tracking but this way hopefully all they can glean is your approximate location via cell tower records from the carrier. Of course, I'd still explicitly withhold consent of the search.

Comment: Console yourself cabbie, you won't be the only one (Score 3, Interesting) 314

by monkeyFuzz (#47226939) Attached to: California Regulators Tell Ride-Shares No Airport Runs
The ride-share drivers may as well make hay while the sun shines as I suspect their 15 mins of fame is close to done. Once autonomous vehicles are approved for use (yes I expect the same lobbies to fight it) neither ride share drivers not cabbies will be required to provide safe transportation and all this crying over this and that issue will be moot. All one needs is a fleet of self driving cars taking the human factor out of the equation for good!

Comment: Re:... nobody is talking about the privacy violati (Score 1) 304

You seem unaware that if you volunteer your private information to the interwebs, it becomes public.

So by your logic, every password, security question, or purchase you've ever made using the "interwebs" is open to public scrutiny? I suppose there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in your world?

+ - Sacked Googler claims Schmidt personally interfered with staff rankings ->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A sacked senior manager at Google Dublin claimed the company's executive chairman Eric Schmidt personally interfered with staff rankings. Google was found guilty of unfair dismissal by the Employment Appeals Tribunal, awarding $150,000 in damages . The senior manager claimed Google had a "unique" system of comparing performance of staff groups worldwide, in which each unit's ratings were assessed by their likeness to a template "bell curve". She said staff were ranked from one to five and someone at Google always had to get a low score "of 2.9", so the unit could match the bell curve. She was present when the ranking of a staff member was reduced electronically by Eric Schmidt even though "Mr Schmidt could not have known anything about the employee."

Posting here as it didn't seem to get coverage outside of Ireland, may be good to know for current Google employees.

Link to story [irishtimes.com]
http://www.irishtimes.com/news..."

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Comment: Re:Not an upper limit (Score 1) 333

by monkeyFuzz (#46840965) Attached to: Blood of World's Oldest Woman Hints At Limits of Life
Ever stop to consider the implications of success in the quest for immortality on a planet with finite resources, let alone the social and political consequences of control over who will drink form said fountain of youth? We are already approaching the carrying capacity of the planet within a generation. If anything we could probably use some chlorine in the gene pool and better resource management.

+ - Make XP safer -- WinWin Linux 1.0 has been released->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "On April 9, 2014, WinWin Linux versin 1.0 has been released alongside of termination of Windows XP's security support.

The important new features of this release are
* Install function into local hard drive
* Automatic security update

WinWin Linux is the first and unique distribution in terms of its primary focuse: "run pre-installed Windows just as it is". Built-in scripts automatically detect Windows systems on your PC and prepare necessary configures without user's specific knowledge and operations.

WinWin Linux makes XP after support termination much safer, on the other hand, softwares with internet connection such as web browser runs safely on WinWin Linux.

According to the future plan, support of Windows other than XP and safe connection to intranet from guest Windows will be released.

You can just boot from USB memory or CD-R without side effects for existing Windows, so let's try!"

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