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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 19, 2016, 18:00 Bard
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 19, 2016, 13:30:
Owned by Facebook, low security, a true data magnet - I expect the Blue's News data security experts to have a field day with this even more than with Windows 10.

Then again - for most of those experts it seems to be alright to be spied on by their mobile phones.


Nope - this is not so much spying on everything you do on a computer. But it is more of the same facebook 'spam'.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 18, 2016, 18:10 Bard
 
They're all complete idiots.

This is what happens when you let luddites make technology policy.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 18, 2016, 10:25 Bard
 
AOL - the first attempt at controlling information on the internet.
 
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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
56. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 17, 2016, 02:33 Bard
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 23:34:
So, I have Win10. Ran into one rather unfortunate issue when I upgraded, it's behaved rather well ever since. I wouldn't consider myself a "power user", but I'm also not Billy Bob Backwoods with no clue how to do anything. I don't do any automated backups or clever networking; the only info I need to keep is my resume and tax information, which is stored in multiple physical locations in case of Oh Shit. I do play a lot of games, and Win10 has performed successfully at that task.

As for the spying, I don't have much that I worry about on that front either, BUT I can see how it could be an issue for people with a more....volatile life. Win10 Enterprise would be ideal for them, but that is supposedly difficult to come by. If your job (say, foreign reporter) is dependent on secrecy, Windows in ANY form isn't your OS.


Here's the crux of the problem. "it doesn't affect me" is simply not true.

With the witchhunt that is 'get the whistleblowers' we're going from OS's that had privacy first then spying tacked on, to full on surveillance systems where privacy simply no longer exits.

Whistleblowers need to be able to get their information out, and when you are required to be a super-tech ninja to do so you can pretty much guarantee that 99.9% of whistleblowers will never get as far as disclosing what they are trying to.

While we don't dig our heels in and say 'this is not acceptable' we're allowing this surveillance to be put into place, and whilst this surveillance regime is emplaced we won't find out things we should - thing that DO affect us, like false flag terrorism, the financial industry ripping us off, pharma poisoning people, and all the things that whistleblowers have shown us in the past.

Not resisting this surveillance because we essentially have nothing to say that might need privacy and protection NOW means we'll not have the opportunity to say it EVER if thing are allowed to evolve as they are, and having seen how much we've been lied to in the past makes it clear to me the true nature of the world most of us live in, and that's not a world we should leave for our children to deal with once it's too late.


 
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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
49. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 16, 2016, 23:25 Bard
 
JeffD wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 22:36:
DangerDog wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 15:23:
Windows 10 can be tamed if you know what you're doing


And everyone who says this can sod off. I don't "need" to work to silence windows 7 and windows 8. Windows 10 is a privacy nightmare. You may like giving up all control and information to MS, but I like to keep it a minimum. You may say you are not, but the fact you are using windows 10 says you are.

It's naive to think you can turn M$'s crap off - all it takes is MS to push out another update outside of the usual scope of updates (which they HAVE done in the past) and you're screwed.

You can always tell the inexperienced techs - they're the ones who say 'you can stop something happening' because they don't realize that the end control is always the vendor..
 
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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
14. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 16, 2016, 13:36 Bard
 
Acleacius wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 13:02:
Cutter wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 12:11:
Ok, Justice really needs to begin anti-trust against MS at this point.
EU has always been faster and more aggressive towards m$, but one can only hope.

Probably not with the Surveil everything directive.
 
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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
13. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 16, 2016, 13:35 Bard
 
Starting to look into migrating my pc related activities to Linux.

other than that - what better way to setup standardised surveillance than putting every winodws user onto the same OS?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 14, 2016, 13:32 Bard
 
PunkiBastardo wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 10:27:
Hadn't read about these wackos before, but I had a good laugh with the videos and all those homoerotic stories. Go internet!

Unfortunately the whole 'wackos' portrayal is meant to distract from a very real issue.

The US Government has been breaking its own laws trying to railroad people off land where rich resources have been discovered.

This is really about resistance to Tyranny, not wackos.

Typical COINTELPRO tactic, and one even Ghandi spoke about.
 
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News Comments > EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions
6. Re: EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions Jan 12, 2016, 21:19 Bard
 
NKD wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 20:58:
Supposedly this has been pretty good value for money on the Xboner, but I'm not sure it's there yet for PC.

Still, 5 dollars a month is 1 full-price triple A game a year, so it wouldn't take much to make this worthwhile for most gamers.

Except... Origin.

 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution May Release Confirmed
6. Re: Homefront: The Revolution May Release Confirmed Jan 12, 2016, 14:23 Bard
 
Wonder if playing this game will put you on 'the list' - https://www.ise.gov/terrorist-watchlist

 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
2. Re: U.S. meets tech leaders, forms task force to fight online militants. T Jan 10, 2016, 01:05 Bard
 
"militants" = "whistleblowers"

yeah, every tech can see where this BS is going.
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider GeForce Bundles
1. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider GeForce Bundles Jan 7, 2016, 18:34 Bard
 
do you need to give nvidia access to your steam profile for this 'free' game?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2015, 14:08 Bard
 
Motorhead marathon while working today.

S! Lemmy.
 
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News Comments > Division Leaked Alpha Footage
23. UBISOFT? No thanks Dec 22, 2015, 10:11 Bard
 
purveyors of system screwing DRM and unfinished products..  
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News Comments > EVE Online Updated
15. Re: EVE Online Updated Dec 8, 2015, 16:31 Bard
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Dec 8, 2015, 16:12:
bhcompy wrote on Dec 8, 2015, 15:40:
thecakeisalie wrote on Dec 8, 2015, 13:58:
How about they finally fix CONCORD and curb the suicide ganking and exploiting? CODE and Goonswarm were making it almost impossible for many traders to get through the "choke point" systems which, despite being major commerce routes, were barely high-sec. And why are pirates allowed in high security space without being podded by CONCORD and NPC military units again? What is the point of having high security space if it's not really high security? Why don't stations refuse docking to pirates in high security space? Why are they coddled at the expense of PVE players? EVE's dev team and admins constantly screw over their PVE player base. No wonder the game is slowly dying.

Before I quit again they had suicide gankers and griefers actually attacking newbies in the newbie systems, which is supposed to be bannable yet I never saw anyone actually banned for it. No wonder people don't stick around.

I think those problems are a hell of a lot more pressing than adding some flashy new graphics and a few new ships, most of which seem only useful to Alliances or PVP gangs. They're just slapping lipstick on the pig.

Well, that's just your opinion, man.

There are very distinct rules and reasons why certain things happen in the game with regards to global criminal status and such. Now, there has always been an issue with disseminating this information to newbs, but that's an acknowledged problem that is incrementally being made better over the past decade by constant improvement to the newb missions and such.

For true anti-social carebears, this game is not for you, but that's pretty much made clear. If you're social, though, you can carebear in highsec, lowsec, or nullsec given you make the right friends, and making friends is not all that hard, particularly for industrial types.

I can tell you that you're doing it wrong.

Suicide ganks in high-sec are costly. You need 26 battleships to take out a freighter before CONCORDOKKEN! (Instant killed by concord the NPC police). EVE is a world where you aren't "Safe" anywhere in space, that's the way it's made. If you're transporting a few billion in items in an easily destroyed ship, you're being stupid.

Most people will not suicide gank unless the payoff is worth more than the hassle. Never put your ship on "auto-pilot" and leave the screen because it warps 15 kms out side of the gates and proceeds to slowly drift to the gate to jump to the next zone. Suicide gankers will wait for those fat ships and scan their cargo, calculate worth and then pop. But it's very hard to do that when you warp to gate and jump instantly and coordinating enough people to kill you faster than concord will intervene.

Eve is a fantastic game that takes up too much time. That's the problem with it.

Eve has been "slowly" dying for years, then get record pilots in space then slowly die again and then record pilots.. It's not actually dying. It goes into lulls. Right now, my opinion of their most broken system is Sovereignty (space real estate) and they are spending tons of time revamping this right now. Goonswarm rules space because they are the most organized.

Lots of time to play = 3rd monitor on work machine

 
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News Comments > EVE Online Updated
14. Re: EVE Online Updated Dec 8, 2015, 16:28 Bard
 
thecakeisalie wrote on Dec 8, 2015, 13:58:
How about they finally fix CONCORD and curb the suicide ganking and exploiting? CODE and Goonswarm were making it almost impossible for many traders to get through the "choke point" systems which, despite being major commerce routes, were barely high-sec. And why are pirates allowed in high security space without being podded by CONCORD and NPC military units again? What is the point of having high security space if it's not really high security? Why don't stations refuse docking to pirates in high security space? Why are they coddled at the expense of PVE players? EVE's dev team and admins constantly screw over their PVE player base. No wonder the game is slowly dying.

Before I quit again they had suicide gankers and griefers actually attacking newbies in the newbie systems, which is supposed to be bannable yet I never saw anyone actually banned for it. No wonder people don't stick around.

I think those problems are a hell of a lot more pressing than adding some flashy new graphics and a few new ships, most of which seem only useful to Alliances or PVP gangs. They're just slapping lipstick on the pig.

Just like the real world, the PoPo won't show up in High-sec quick enough to save you.

At least in Null Sec you have your corpmates and alliances keeping an eye out.

I found it safer living in Null Sec than in High-sec - and made a hell of a lot more while at it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 19, 2015, 12:16 Bard
 
Oh piss off with the whole encryption = bad bs.

You're going to keep having terrorism whilst the power elite keeps trying to perform regime change in sovereign nations through means overt and covert.

Just because people are resisting it, doesn't mean the solution is to make ALL OF US less secure - and as us infosec guys who had to clean up after your heartbleed 'bug' know - your backdoors and other bs just results in having open doors for hackers and criminals.

You'll only stop terrorism by not funding, training, equipping, directing and operating terrorists, even when they're under your control - because as we can see - that works just as well as invasions....

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 16, 2015, 10:55 Bard
 
Surprise - MS releases an update and it re-enables the spy features of windows 10 people were turning off...

Microsoft can not be trusted.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
14. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 14, 2015, 21:34 Bard
 
harlock wrote on Nov 14, 2015, 18:13:
InBlack wrote on Nov 14, 2015, 15:35:
I think most of you are over-reacting.

of course they are... nobody has stopped to think how many man hours it would take to actually parse and utilize all this TOP SECRET INFO!!~!11!!! they are gathering about your shopping habits and so on

its just people being super fucking self-important, as usual.. thinking the world revolves around them and they are the center of the fucking universe

pro tip: NOBODY FUCKING CARES ABOUT YOUR SECRETS

Unless you're a journalist, whistleblower, activist, politician or celebrity.

So long as you're compliant, no one cares about your secrets. But what if you saw something tomorrow that made you want to become one of the above?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
13. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 14, 2015, 21:32 Bard
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 14, 2015, 15:35:
I think most of you are over-reacting. Don't get me wrong, I don't like this shit for the obvious reasons, but remember this shit works both ways. The corps and the power elite will be on the cloud same as all the regular Joes, if anything because of the their status they will be under more scrutiny and more vulnerable to hackers and whistle-blowers than ever. Secrets are getting harder to keep, not easier.

I work in the infosec field - you're not paying attention to what has already happened if you think anyone is overreacting.

Snowden's revelations taught us that things are already far, far worse than what any of us thought was going on.
 
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