2909 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Wow, what a lovely early Christmas present for Australians: A crypto-busting super-snoop law passes just in time
Re: "No it was not. Before IP was protected, noone even considered that ideas should be siloed"
"Musician could not write music down, for fear someone would use it at their own advantage."
LOL sure. Lucky there was no one who could transcribe music by ear way back then.
Then there are all those people who "work for hire" and have no rights, it all belongs to the boss. Even after you are long dead.
Re: Isn't it bad?
You are going to compare people suffering a slow death from Asbestos to Sony being upset that someone uploaded a video of their kid dancing to some pop song on the radio?
Like maybe what people are calling a loop hole was the intended way it should work even if corporations would like 100% control.
Fixing things before they break
Sales and marketing were competing for who had the newest laptop, by breaking there almost new laptop.
New policy: You get a loaner while your laptop is repaired (it had duct tape holding the battery in).
New laptops go to the person with the oldest laptop, no exceptions.
Funny, no more broken laptops.
Uncle Sam, D-Link told to battle in court over claims of shoddy device security: Judge snubs summary judgment bids
Re: It's-a rubbish!
"which some folk state can be also over-ridden by MS. True, or not?"
I have a computer with the service disabled, and a script that will kill it if it tries to start. And yes I have seen that script pop up a few times, most often when you plug in a new device even a USB stick, or a mouse.
Re: Unbundling the app store would have been the right solution
" Samdroid and install generic Android on it."
Samsung already have their own app store. And a Samsung with generic Android is funny, they have more krud then any other phone. Even have their own assistant. They could remove the google stuff now and have a working phone. It would suck, but it would work.
Do they have to block service in Australia
If it's a free service I would think just have a check box "Are you in Australia [ ]" If you check it, OK, Bye.
If you lie and say you don't live in Australia, well not my fault.
This reminds be of the days of 40 bit international versions of browsers with the download page for the better US version where you swear not to give it to China or other "bad" countries. That worked great.
We used to have that crap in Canada too
They had unadvertised BYOD plans, but they pushed the "free" phone. The CRTC cut max contracts to 2 years, required free phone unlocking, and split the phone payment from the service. You pay a "tab" each month for 2 years to pay for the phone, Once the 2 years is over the extra charge is gone.