Comment Everyone else does it (Score 5, Insightful) 164

This is no issue of concern, as almost all applications these days collect telemetry data for market analytics and to identify and debug application flaws

The reason this is not a concern is because everyone else does it. Absolutely priceless reasoning.

If I had a penny for every instance of this nonsense uttered in my lifetime I would be a trillionaire.

Comment Companies ruined or almost ruined by Indians (Score 1) 242

Adaptec - Indian CEO Subramanian Sundaresh fired.
AIG (signed outsourcing deal in 2007 in Europe with Accenture Indian frauds, collapsed in 2009)
AirBus (Qantas plane plunged 650 feet injuring passengers when its computer system written by India disengaged the auto-pilot).
Apple - R&D CLOSED in India in 2006.
Apple - Foreign guest worker "Helen" Hung Ma caused the disastrous MobileMe product rollout.
Australia's National Australia Bank (Outsourced jobs to India in 2007, nationwide ATM and account failure in late 2010).
Bell Labs (Arun Netravalli took over, closed, turned into a shopping mall)
Boeing Dreamliner ES software (written by HCL, banned by FAA)
Bristol-Myers-Squibb (Trade Secrets and documents stolen in U.S. by Indian national guest worker)
Caymas - Startup run by Indian CEO, French director of dev, Chinese tech lead. Closed after 5 years of sucking VC out of America.
ComAir crew system run by 100% Indian IT workers caused the 12/25/05 U.S. airport shutdown when they used a short int instead of a long int
Dell - call center (closed in India because Premji's conmen don't even know how to use telephones, let alone computers)
Delta call centers (closed in India because Premji's conmen don't even know how to use telephones, let alone computers)
Fannie Mae- Hired large numbers of Indians, had to be bailed out. Indian logic bomb creator found guilty.
GM - Was booming in 2006, signed $300 million outsourcing deal with Wipro that same year, went bankrupt 3 years later
HSBC ATMs (software taken over by Indians, failed in 2006)
Intel Whitefield processor project (cancelled, Indian staff canned)
Lehman (Spectramind software bought by Wipro, ruined, trashed by Indian programmers)
Microsoft - Employs over 35,000 H-1Bs. Stock used to be $100. Today it's lucky to be over $25. Not to mention that Vista thing.
Microsoft - Lian Yang, Microsoft-Contracted Engineer, Arrested in Smuggling Plot After Another FBI Sting in Portland in 2010
MIT Media Lab Asia (canceled)
PeopleSoft (Taken over by Indians in 2000, collapsed).
Qantas - See AirBus above
Quark (Alukah Kamar CEO, fired, lost 60% of its customers to Adobe because Indian-written QuarkExpress 6 was a failure)
Rolls Royce (Sent aircraft engine work to India in 2006, engines delayed for Boeing 787, and failed on at least 2 Quantas planes in 2010, cost Rolls $500m).
Skype ( Yarlagadda fired)
State of Indiana $867 billion FAILED IBM project, IBM being sued
State of Texas failed IBM project.
Sun Micro (Taken over by Indian and Chinese workers in 2001, collapsed, has to be sold off to Oracle).
United - call center (closed in India because Premji's conmen don't even know how to use telephones, let alone computers)
Virgin Atlantic (software written in India caused cloud IT failure)
Visium Asset Management - Sanjay Valvani Insider trading
World Bank (Indian fraudsters BANNED for 3 years because they stole data).

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Comment Re: Please let one of them be Queen Elizabeth (Score 1) 58

If it was the NSA who conducted the breach, than they already have the Queens details, knowledge of tax evasions scams, corruption of democracy plots and the predilection of her family members for minors. When you are descended from homicidal maniacs who publicly tortured to death anyone who disagreed with them (also the rest of their family and even pets) and this without shame and embarrassment, in fact quite the opposite, celebrating the ancestors psychopathic douche baggery, you and your family are bound to generate a lot of information of great interests to be used to extort cooperation that will benefit the US regardless of the consequences for the UK. This of course extends out to the entirety of UK politics and the corruption of that democracy to favour US corporate interests. It has become clear, that the US is no ally of the UK and just uses them as gullible fools. I wonder how much spying the US will have to do, to find out the F35 Flying Pig will not be flooding UK skies like the US hoped (and that the rejection is very likely to spread), well, more like sit stranded at airports with out the crews or pilots to operate them or the cash to pay for them getting off the ground. Russia could most likely bankrupt the UK by repeatedly flying missions into international territory and have the UL intercept those flights at great expense. Rather than weekly or monthly, more like multiple random times every single day, Russia should likely work on creating a very very fuel efficient version of the Bear to burn Britain's play war budget. Interception cost huge amounts of money and the more the merrier, well as long as you are doing much cheaper than them, an order of magnitude cheaper ;D.

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Comment Azure? (Score 1) 223

It seems Azure is not mentioned much in comments. It is by all account a hit and new features are coming weekly if not daily. It is well on its way to be as big as AWS revenue wise. Secondly, I am an IT pro who switched to Mac nearly ten years ago and I am looking to switch back possibly to Windows 10 as I cannot justify spending so much on the latest MBPs (not mentioning the idotic lack of ports for "pro" machines). WSL is a bit of a game changer in the DevOps space.

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Comment Root Phone (Score 3, Interesting) 164

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Comment Thus the Seattle-Vancouver study was repudiated (Score 1) 221

the solution is to just say 'nope - never seen a gun in my life'.

And in the gun culture it's considered moral to lie in that way to such an improper question, even by people who consider lying to be improper in essentially every other context. (If somebody is asking that, the assumption is the information may be used for is to enable confiscating the gun(s), leaving the family defenceless. So telling the truth is enabling crime and/or tyranny.)

This, by the way, is why Kellerman's Seattle-Vancouver study was so thoroughly debunked that even Kellerman retracted it. (That's the source of many of the pithy, but utterly bogus, statistical soundbites, such as "A gun kept in the house is 21 times more likely to kill a family member ...")

Guess what: If you ask people in the emergency room whether there's a gun in the house, you're only likely to get a "yes" when they're in the E-room because somebody was shot by it, so "no" is obviously false. That's the most extreme case of "selection bias" you're ever likely to see.

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Comment Re:What about voting history? (Score 1) 169

True, even the GOP tried to bend rules and kill the Trump nomination.

Now we have President Trump (which is hilarious) but at least Clinton is not in a position to use the Army, FBI, CIA and NSA as her personal servants, so we dodged the worst bullet.

Still, it would be nice to have serious candidates in the presidential race once in a while. For instance, a Romney/Sanders race would have been a great opportunity to discuss core issues instead of talking about grabbing pussies or about secretary of states who sent top secret emails over plain smtp using the Exchange server installed in her pantry.

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Comment Re: And Nourse's _Blade Runer_ was excellent. (Score 2) 221

In my primary care practice in the US, we’ve been asking about firearms since I started (in the Clinton administration). Not by government mandate or guideline, but suggestions from specialty societies, like the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians. We sit around in meetings and discuss this sort of stuff a couple of times a month and it gets added to the (ever lengthening) questionnaire.

This, in turn, is based on . Here’s your top 10 for 2014:

  • 1. Diseases of heart (heart disease)
  • 2. Malignant neoplasms (cancer)
  • 3. Chronic lower respiratory diseases
  • 4. Accidents (unintentional injuries)
  • 5. Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke)
  • 6. Alzheimer’s disease
  • 7. Diabetes mellitus (diabetes)
  • 8. Influenza and pneumonia
  • 9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease)
  • 10. Intentional self-harm (suicide)

Out of 199,972 injury deaths during the last reporting year (62.6 per 100k population), 51,966 went by poisoning, 33,736 by motor vehicle accident, and 33,594 by firearms, most of that accidental. (Out of 15.872 homicides, 11,008 were by firearms, so two thirds of firearms deaths are accidents.)

So, we ask if you have a gun, and if you do, we ask if you have it properly locked up so no one accidentally shoots themselves (like your kids), just like we ask about seatbelt and carseats and smoke detectors. If it’s toward the top of the list of preventable deaths, we try to ask you about it to see if we have an opportunity to prevent you from dying—simple as that.

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: OxygenOS, a custom version of the Android operating system that comes installed on all OnePlus smartphones, is tracking users actions without anonymizing data, allowing OnePlus to connect each phone to its customer. A security researcher going by the pseudonym of Tux discovered the abusive tracking in July 2016, but his tweet went largely unnoticed in the daily sea of security tweets sent out each day. The data collection issue was brought up to everyone's attention again, today, after British security researcher Christopher Moore published the results of a recent study on his site.

Just like Tux, Moore discovered that OxygenOS was sending regular telemetry to OnePlus' servers. This is no issue of concern, as almost all applications these days collect telemetry data for market analytics and to identify and debug application flaws. The problem is that OnePlus is not anonymizing this information. The Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone company is collecting a long list of details, such as: IMEI code, IMSI code, ESSID and BSSID wireless network identifiers, and more. The data collection process cannot be disabled from anywhere in the phone's settings. When Moore contacted OnePlus support, the company did not provide a suitable answer for his queries.

Comment Re:Stick a fork in them. (Score 1) 169

I'm not going to try to argue whether she was a good CEO or bad one, but it's not like Yahoo was a thriving company with a bright future.

Yahoo was making a profit between 1 and 4 billions per year, for the 10 years prior to Mayer. Now the company doesn't exist.

Feel free to be nonchalant with billions of dollars, millions of users and tens of thousands of employees if you want, but this was real money for real people, and now it's gone.

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Comment Re:And Nourse's _Blade Runer_ was excellent. (Score 1) 221

Still waiting for a "eugenics gone right" story..

Aren't we all? B-b

- The green revolution
- Modern agriculture and our food supply

You're confusing "genetics" (the overall science of genes and their manipulation) with "eugenics" (the attempt to "improve" human populations by such means as selective breeding and culling of "defectives".)

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