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Comment: Re:But does it matter any more? (Score 1) 146

by spacepimp (#48913757) Attached to: Windows 10 IE With Spartan Engine Performance Vs. Chrome and Firefox

It depends how you define success. Enterprise agreements hold that in order to install Win 7 you need downgrade rights, made available by purchasing Win 8 licenses.
How exactly are you defining success? Success in sales? Success in giving them a presence in mobile? Success in unifying two disparate paradigms of interface? Win 8 failed on many fronts as well.

Comment: hypocrtical bastards (Score 2) 307

by spacepimp (#48876915) Attached to: Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

BBM was made for Blackberry only and served precisely to keep people locked into the platform by not allowing other platforms to access the service. It wasn't until they had lost their user base that they cared about such things. It was as wrong when they did it, as when Apple does it now.

Comment: Re:Inconceivable! (Score 1) 34

by spacepimp (#48815207) Attached to: Forget Stuxnet: Banking Trojans Attacking Power Plants

Not everyone who uses a SCADA/Siemens system has internal staff to maintain the system levels. I was asked this week to connect a SIEMENS /SCADA system for Rail delivery to be connected for remote access for support/trouble shooting. The saddest part was the lack of network and security knowledge that the deploying entity had in their possession. It was uncomfortable to discuss networking with them. We were paying them to listen to why their solution was insecure, and would not be set up in the manner they wanted. They got it eventually. But I'll say this..There are many many many SCADA systems which are online for no reason other than simplicity's sake. Don't get me started about the ones left with default settings by the VAR during deployments. Scary world.

Comment: Re:Obama: please stop helping us! (Score 1) 417

by spacepimp (#48814953) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

Don't get me wrong. I think Obama is a worthless pig fucker, but what he is proposing seems reasonable here. My bigger fear is the hidden addon items and agenda that isn't being spoken about .. You know the CISPA 2.0 sort of sneak in the back door verbiage. I imagine this is a 750 plus page document. with all sort of power being grabbed.

Comment: Re:About time (Score 1) 417

by spacepimp (#48810773) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

Actually, there are many non compete clauses in cable fiefdoms. This would allow for pole access, and competition in areas where there cannot be one, and or it it is slowed at every turn due to red tape and ground/pole contracts. NYC would benefit greatly by getting verizon out of he way.

Comment: Re:Makes sense. (Score 1) 629

by spacepimp (#48795971) Attached to: Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

Are you saying that Verizon has no say in updates and applying them? You didn't follow the Galaxy Nexus debacle where updates were not released for a Nexus phone until 4-6 months after the rest of the world got them?

Google Isn't Apple. The US gives way too much power to the carrier/OEM's.

Google can release all the patches it wants, but until Verizon tests them all and makes it's own changes it will not ever push them to the device.

Blame whoever you would like. If google had the power to push out updates to all devices running android, then there would be nothing holding devices back from running stock.

Comment: Re:Android is not Chrome. (Score 1) 629

by spacepimp (#48793995) Attached to: Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

Google has no legal option to update your OS in the US. Somehow Apple managed to get that secured, but Android updates come from the phone manufacturer (same as Apple does) but inthe hands of Verizon?At&T you cannot upgrade your phone, and google cannot. The manufacturer can, but they need to have carrier intervention and testing etc.

Comment: Re:Countless Comments on Prior Articles & Now (Score 3, Insightful) 219

by spacepimp (#48764761) Attached to: FBI: North Korean Hackers "Got Sloppy", Leaked IP Addresses

I've not seen anything that the government has released regarding this. I have heard speculation that this was North Korea, but haven't been shown any actual evidence. So to your questions answer: I'd need evidence. IP logs, exploits used written in proprer north korean grammar or something. Anything other than Comey and Clapper saying it was them the bad koreans ... they did it.

The trust of the intelligence community was proven to be broken repeatedly by the FBI/DOJ/FISA/NSA/CIA/IRS. Blind faith isn't an option any longer. Proof or it didn't happen.

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