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Comment Re:I like it (Score 1) 185

Can you just use Google's text processing API to read the article, then answer the questions asked on the test like that recent ReCaptcha audio defeat? Maybe reverse engineer the Norwegian process that makes the questions to provide the answers? (Don't tell me they were provided by a human author as meta-data posted with the article.)

Comment Re:The Microsoft business plan (Score 2) 145

Not so much kill the PC, as convert PC into the phone that they could not sell to the masses.

"Noone is buying our new phone any more than our old phone, but they are still buying PCs. Let's convert it right under their noses to a phone that won't fit in their pocket. After they get used to it, we can start shrinking them down in size until it becomes their new phone. Our phone, not robo or peach.... then we Win! Doh!"

Comment You asked for it and got it (Score 1) 152

You choose to run a web browser. An application platform that allows anyone to send unseen unproven code to your machine and execute it. You attempt to complain about something you instigated, and were even warned would happen.

If you really cared about what they execute on your machine, you would look it over prior to executing it in your browser. You did not, so you do not. Pipe down, others are paying attention.

Comment VR cannot excuse their spying, AR only choise (Score 0) 86

VR is not spy worthy. No cameras, just screen. This is AR. They want into everything you see and do, not just what you put on the hardware they have taken over.

MS can see everything you can properly, scan and ID all of it, then transmit back to your file, tying you to everything it can identify. This is almost a mobile 3d scan tool, or another set of eyes for Cortana.

Wait for the phone model. They just want DMV to approve the full mobile version so you never have to take them off. Probably even planning an exchange protocol for door access from it's internal retina scan to interact with security doors. That is facility lock-in. Everyone has doors. No more ditching MS.

Comment Travel logging tool (Score 1) 990

So, using your daily EV car, with no record of your long distance rental means you are always within a few miles. Once you plan on not being near home means you have to plan out a trip, file paperwork for rental telling them your full plans and destination with their vehicle. Instant tracking of everyone on even in-country trips, with full historical record. No more need to chip anyone. Rental cars will have bio-scans to log all passengers on any longer than EV travel distance. Any singing by your party on your long trip will be recorded and sold to a car-pool-karaoke entertainment company to offset the outrageously high rental.

Charging stations with data/power cables recording your local travel at each charge to be warehoused in state data farms. Serial tracking at every plug. What snooping state would not want full 24/7 tracking of travel by anyone not on foot?

Black boxes to record not only details of travel, but scans all RF, audio, and maybe even visuals of everywhere the car winds up. Can probably figure out the identity of whom ever comes within 20 meters of the vehicle, so not only tracking passengers. It is a live bug on a grander scale than the cell phones in their pockets. Being labeled support electrinics for the car, you will find it illegal to remove the sensor and storage packs. With storage sizes so small now, it could record for a year waiting for an upload moment, but that would only occur when dumped in a pond in a failed attempt to hide the collected data.

I will stick with my gas can polluter.

Comment Bug bounty payoffs cheaper than Employees (Score 1) 39

Why not pay people to debug your code prior to selling that crap to others?

"We won't wait until it is done before selling or we would make no money, and we cannot keep it secret that long either. We won't hire people to make good code, because we only hire people that do what little they are told, as fast and buggy as they can, so we can sell some more crap faster and have the buyers fix it themselves for no to low pay. We won't pay for work, only end results that we choose. And getting crap out there quick means it does not have to be secret as long."

Comment Re:The Road can change The Traveler (Score 1) 89

And all this is moot. Since no privacy can be had on a network connected computer where all can/will be hacked, this also means anything on the networked computer cannot be connected to only the owners/operators. They killed computer evidence in their child preditor descision.

"If I cannot keep LEO off my machine, LEO put the pictures there, or looked after the other Hackers put it there with the same exploit LEO used!"

Comment The Road can change The Traveler (Score 2) 89

If the data is not encrypted, a middle man could have changed it prior to arriving back at FBI headquarters. (Doesn't everyone have a network appliance watching all traffic leaving home to scrub MAC addresses and more in plain text of packets leaving? Red lights? Klaxons? "You have ID data trying to Breach!!" )

It had me wondering on a tangent.... If Stingray's in use, and one of the methods it uses to snoop is to scream louder and force phones to revert to older, not so encrypted communication protocols, how many cell conversations/transactions does that open up for anyone listening in the same area while they spy on one of the thousand phones?

Comment Re:Nice theory. Non-starter. (Score 1) 84

And you may make a good corporate recruiter, but 70% of potentially underreported anything is too low for working in an environment completely out of your own control. Spending time and energy making something for a platform that is killed or altered beyond your project, is 70% of nothing. Losing customers because they hate the walled-garden ads wrapped around your project is more nothing. Being limited to only the customers inside the garden, and then seeing the garden shrink is not a future.

Give me a real job, or go make your own apps. Pay for time and effort, not just for success. Forced to wrap ads or other promos within a clean product just leaves a bad taste in everyones mouth, and that does not sell beyond fad.

These corporations have shown what they like doing when they have all the control. Take wonderful product ideas, remove ~70% of the greatness, jack up the prices, wrap them in flashing garbage, make it incompatible with anything not made by corporate, and once their buyers start to get comfortable, delete the products or the platforms on which they existed to force re-purchase. Can't have customers stick around when the platform is gone. More no-pay work for another shot at undefined-shrinking-market for 70% of may-change-without-notice.

Accepting this environment looks like "giving up" to me. Just more "Bounty" games to make people think it's not the low to unpaid intern work that it appears to be.

Comment Nice theory. Non-starter. (Score 1) 84

No ads have stayed away with pay. Once paid, their explanation "Those were tier 1 ads. They are gone now. These are tier 2 ads."

Paying money for damaged rental code that can be pulled, deleted, broken, and just never finished is not a valid path forward. Paying to a company that keeps it's products from working with other companies products is self-torture. Seeing how little goes to the actual crteators is reason enough. Paying a company for anything when they refuse to hire reasearch, or quality control, and then post "bounties" so they can steal others work for minimal cost to them instead of paying actual employees is not a path forward.

Any and all agreements made at the time of purchase are modified on their whims, even seconds after purchase, where you have "agreed" to let them do whatever they want by way of EULA and other licenses.

I pay creators, not corporate walled-gardens that thrive on the sweat and death of others. I even pay for things I will never use, just to help keep good things going. Apple is not what I consider a "good thing". "Better than some" is below my threshold.

I do not value your definition of work, nor your interpretation of modern day life. And, keep your ads.

Comment Re:My favorite dirty Windows 10 trick (Score 1) 500

I just want to know what the big feature is in Windows 10 that you believe should convince me to allow potentially thousands of people, from CEO's and their pals down to support reps making minimum and their friends, to have the ability to see everything that crosses my computer, that can be seen by my computer's input peripherals on command, and collect said information for as long as they wish, all using my paid for bandwidth and electricity, along with the wear and tear of these additional undesired tasks on my paid for hardware?

I find it hard to believe there is such a thing. I would have asked if you were around here pushing the benefits of the Sony Root Kit, but your ID looks high enough to either rule that out from young age, or was just recently new after being banned as a troll.

Privacy is to be protected like a trademark, or you lose the usage of the defense. Choosing a glass house means one cannot successfully sue snoops and perverts in my experience. I will keep my options open.

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