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Comment Re:but but but .. (Score 1) 46

IE 11/Edge may not be safer. I just feel Chrome kind of has an unfair advantage and I dislike the whole concept we have with the way the web works security wise. If you want a pro MS version of this head to www.neowin.net? Trust me, you will be shocked if you feel this site is pro MS haha.

I go to both sites as I want to hear both sides of stories. There are some on neowin.net who do run Linux in the forums, but it is very anti android and pro MS phone and want exciting new .NET technology or Surface will be coming next kind of stories.

Comment Re:but but but .. (Score 2) 46

Microsoft Edge running under windows is the most secure browser on the planet, Microsoft says so.

As much as it is fashionable to bash MS at this anti MS website I will ask if you think Chrome is any better? It is kind of unfair as of course Google won't disclose it's own bugs.

The problem is anything that executes programs (javascript and flash count even if they are not compiled) from anywhere on an untrusted world wide platform is stupid beyond belief!

Perhaps we can replace javascript once logic can be performed through CSS. Of course at that point I would imagine CSS would then become an attack vector.

I will bash MS on this though, SMB is a security issue (old SMB like in server 2003/XP especially) and I wonder why a browser would use this? Sharepoint integration perhaps from an era of IE 7 when MS was thinking a browser is an operating system? This should be seperated

Comment Re:Wow I've just had a crazy Idea!! (Score 2) 89

There have been numerous phones in the past with this feature. I've owned several. It is not a panacea; carrying around a charged spare battery and swapping it is not convenient to many people (including me). Studies have shown that only a tiny percentage of swappable-battery phone owners actually carried around a spare.

Comment That's why I never update my phone anymore (Score 1) 46

My iPhone 6 Plus came with iOS 8.0 factory installed. I kept up with the updates until 10 came out, at which point I've refused every update. So my phone sits at 9.35, likely forever.

Reason (aside from avoiding bugs like in this thread topic) is to avoid a bloated OS that eats your battery life and overtaxes the processor/gpu. On a previous Apple device, I noticed that as soon as you got to two OS revisions above what it came with originally, it gets painfully slow. On that particular device it was originally iOS 4, and when i updated it to 6 there was a dramatic slowdown in responsiveness and app loading time. I eventually updated it to 7 to see if that helped, but it did nothing aside from taking up more disk space. It became so unusable, I gave it away for free.

There is a problem with this strategy though. Apple will force you to update. No matter what you do to your phone setting, it will phone home and automatically download the latest update. Disabling "Settings: App Store Auto Update" has no affect on this whatsoever. There is no way to disable this, aside from:

1. Jailbreaking with Cyanogenmod.

2. Block Apple update server from your wifi router (your phone will only attempt to auto-download when on wifi and not when on cellular)

I went with option #2 since I did not want to deal with the hassle of jailbreaking. Simply go to your router config page and block these two URLs:


Comment Re:Isn't it the victim's Echo they want info from? (Score 3, Interesting) 115

Amazon likely doesn't want to reveal what it's recording (everything) and how long it holds onto it (forever).

This, pretty much. People might have second thoughts about buying one if they realized Amazon records *everything*, forever.

I'm far from a legal expert but doesn't the gov't already have the power to subpoena library records to see if a defendant checked out books on poison or bombs?

Comment Re:No goalposts moved - kernel is kernel (Score 1) 224

I think most people don't care. 10 years ago I was udderly shocked on here seeing all the hype about smart phones when they were new while bashing Windows. Um, hate to say it but Windows is hell of alot more open and less proprietary than a droid anyway as sad as that sounds. Don't give me the crap about source code either. The fact is carriers lock the shit out of everything.

My point is you all didn't care and bought them anyway

Comment Come on use a real OS Linux folks (Score 2) 224

Linux is too popular and destroying openess. Let me tell you about the virtues of FreeBSD the free as in beer OS. Yes you heard Free Beer! We got that. It's time to free yourselves to an OS that respects beer. Linux was great growing up in your youth of mountain dew at college after using your Windows training wheels. Now it's time to graduate to free beer Freebsd like a real middle aged man.

Plus no one uses it so you can impress chicks too on being Uber hip. No Google, SystemD, or any other interests other than DARPA giving you TCP/IP which that and ipf make BSD the still defacto network operating system

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