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  • FBI And United Airlines Shoot The Messenger After Security Researcher Discovers Vulnerabilities In Airplane Computer System

    edinjapan ( profile ), 25 Apr, 2015 @ 04:57pm

    Re: Horribly, horribly misleading headline

    All commercial aircraft either have the US designed EICAS or the European ECAM systems installed.

    And if you look at the B737's very hefty technical manual you will discover that the passenger O2 system can be activated by sending a test message over EICAS. You'll also discover that the system can be remotely activated if you have the proper codes and can broadcast them on the correct frequency.

  • FBI And United Airlines Shoot The Messenger After Security Researcher Discovers Vulnerabilities In Airplane Computer System

    edinjapan ( profile ), 25 Apr, 2015 @ 04:39pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    And they are very likely in every product made by Boeing. I'd suggest you make all your future commercial flights on aircraft made by a Canadian, Brazilian or European aviation company.

    And, about those backdoors, I've come to the conclusion that the NSA, CIA and FBI have collectively sold their souls to the PLA's elite cyberwarfare group, Unit 61398.

  • FBI And United Airlines Shoot The Messenger After Security Researcher Discovers Vulnerabilities In Airplane Computer System

    edinjapan ( profile ), 25 Apr, 2015 @ 06:43am

    Re: Re:

    He hacked into the WiFi, getting into the firewalled flight control system is quite a bit more difficult-unless he knows about the backdoors installed by the CIA and NSA.

  • Teen Blogger Arrested In Singapore For Being A Teenager And Posting A Video The Government Doesn't Like

    edinjapan ( profile ), 15 Apr, 2015 @ 07:33am

    Re: Re: Ignorant

    Obviously none of you have lived in or visited Singapore. Wonderful place! Climate is hot and dry or hot, humid and very wet. Only 3 things you can legally do in Singapore-shop, eat food and make money. Everything else is either illegal or too expensive to do.

    So, don't leave your toilet seat up, forget to flush, chew gum, grow your hair long, forget to tuck your shirt into your pants or go out to the pub in crowds larger than 5 people or you can be arrested, jailed and fined a lot of money.

  • USPTO Demands EFF Censor Its Comments On Patentable Subject Matter

    edinjapan ( profile ), 04 Apr, 2015 @ 05:48am

    Re: Re:

    Frankly who cares? The Chinese, Japanese (not so much these days) and Russians only use the USPTO as a convenient source for helping them to figure out which inventions to reverse engineer next.

  • More Copyright Trolls Rushing In To Take Advantage Of Canadian Copyright Notice System Loopholes

    edinjapan ( profile ), 12 Mar, 2015 @ 08:01am

    Re: Re:

    Both I bet. Harper's people aren't known for being internet saavy and the PM has sold his soul to his American corporate masters. Diefenbaker did the same thing years ago when he destroyed Canada's aviation industry by yielding to US demands and it turned out badly for him.

  • US Court Rules That Kim Dotcom Is A 'Fugitive' And Thus DOJ Can Take His Money

    edinjapan ( profile ), 28 Feb, 2015 @ 08:13am

    So when

    Now that it's come to this Dotcom has 2 alternatives.

    1) Go to the United States and get assraped by Hollywood's bought and paid for judiciary

    2) Get the GOP to repeat what they did to Sony on all of the major Hollywood studios. Only this time they follow through with taking the money, take their cut and give Kim the rest.

  • Get Ready For Classic Songs Of The 50s & 60s To Disappear From Internet Streaming Thanks To Copyright Lawsuits

    edinjapan ( profile ), 31 Jan, 2015 @ 07:40pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Zenbu loosely translated from Japanese means everything, in entirety as in "I want everything you own!" ie; As I hold a knife to your throat I scream out "Kusama! Omae no mono wa kore kara ore no mono!"

    But, no worries... You Americans are used to having a knife held to your throat. I get the feeling that you like it.

  • The Many Ways In Which A Google-Powered Mobile Network Could Be A Game Changer

    edinjapan ( profile ), 31 Jan, 2015 @ 07:03pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: The Japanese Gov't hates Masayoshi Son

    Of course he does terrible things for personal gain.

    Terrible things like introducing really fast internet service and forcing KDDI and NTT to spend millions to catch up.

    Making secret deals with Apple, Samsung and HTC to get their new phones first.

    Hiring qualified gaijin and fast track promoting them instead of the "think in the box Japanese employees"

    Building infrastructure so all Softbank facilities are 100% off the grid.

    Creating a fund for Zaiinichi Koreans to help them start their own businesses.

    Making joint venture with Bloom to build power generating stations in Kanto and Kansai without permission from the Japanese Gov't, TEPCO or KANDENCO.

    Yes, Masayoshi Son is an evil, nasty person who will destroy Republicans, Democrats and fat, lazy, entrenched US TELCO's.

  • The Many Ways In Which A Google-Powered Mobile Network Could Be A Game Changer

    edinjapan ( profile ), 30 Jan, 2015 @ 02:17am

    Re: So you missed the boat on hardware

    Japan is really bad when it comes to hardware, the Japanese Gov't sticks their nose in and makes it hard to get certified for non-Japanese companies. Before we could always count on the Gaijin to whine to the US and there would be action to force the markets open. That doesn't happen much these days. The US is too busy trying to get the Japanese to take their shoes off before boarding the airplane.

  • The Many Ways In Which A Google-Powered Mobile Network Could Be A Game Changer

    edinjapan ( profile ), 30 Jan, 2015 @ 02:10am

    Re: Re: The Japanese Gov't hates Masayoshi Son

    Actually it's VERY GOOD. SoftBank gives me a 1.5TB service for my home system and fast keitai service all for under US$40/month. We can have any phone that we want as well, as Softbank carries the largest number of brands in Japan.

  • The Many Ways In Which A Google-Powered Mobile Network Could Be A Game Changer

    edinjapan ( profile ), 29 Jan, 2015 @ 05:58am

    Re:

    "Google having access to everything involving my phone? ha.

    Good luck with that, Google."

    Gaijin san it sounds like you have something to hide? Is it dirty pictures or plot to overthrow government of North Korea? Google doesn't care but maybe guy in black suit and wearing black googleglass sunglasses will recruit you into NSA.

  • The Many Ways In Which A Google-Powered Mobile Network Could Be A Game Changer

    edinjapan ( profile ), 29 Jan, 2015 @ 05:52am

    The Japanese Gov't hates Masayoshi Son

    Let's get something straight from the start. All you dumb, whining Gaijin don't know what you are in for. The Zaiinichi Ninja is about to make the US alphabet soup agencies shoot themselves in the head.

    If Masayoshi Son is backing this then Google is not in the driver's seat-he is. Son doesn't back losers, he doesn't let things stop him-that's how the son of a poor Zaiinichi pig farmer broke through the barriers in a country where Japanese Koreans are treated far worse than American Negroes. And he's an expert at manipulating the rules and getting a corrupt and xenophobic bureaucracy to work for him.

  • Get Ready For Classic Songs Of The 50s & 60s To Disappear From Internet Streaming Thanks To Copyright Lawsuits

    edinjapan ( profile ), 27 Jan, 2015 @ 07:18am

    Obvious question

    Does the streaming service have to be based in the USA? If, for example, Canada or some country other than the US had laws in place that favoured streaming music services, wouldn't it make sense to use those services and boycott the American based services?

  • Barrett Brown Sentenced To 63 Months In Jail For Daring To Do Journalism On Hacked Info

    edinjapan ( profile ), 23 Jan, 2015 @ 02:24am

    Re: Re:

    That was very Nihonjinron of you. Taking things out of context to twist and misuse is typical of the Japanese court system:Remember that 98% conviction rate we have here? How many times do you think the Judges, the prosecutors and the police have fudged the details in their favour? Looks like the US is learning from us.

  • Barrett Brown Sentenced To 63 Months In Jail For Daring To Do Journalism On Hacked Info

    edinjapan ( profile ), 22 Jan, 2015 @ 11:15pm

    Re: I don't see the problem

    As I see it there is a problem. Actually there are many problems and they all lead back to government sponsored stupidity, incompetence and malfeasance.

    Thankfully the United States is not a country I live in or even have to deal with. Your government has other plans and is insisting that Japan must koolaid. Unfortunately, everyone who drinks the American koolaid dies in some horrible way. Did you drink the koolaid?

  • How 'Gongkai' Innovation Could Allow China To Leapfrog The West

    edinjapan ( profile ), 13 Jan, 2015 @ 09:14pm

    Re: Re:

    Maybe the PRC made Masnick the same deal as they made Mr Harper. "Do as we say or become an organ donor."

  • Toyota Joins Tesla In Freeing A Bunch Of Key Patents

    edinjapan ( profile ), 09 Jan, 2015 @ 07:08pm

    Re: Re: Not being altruistic

    Don't know about the US so much but here in Japan the approach has been very cautious. http://www.jari.or.jp/portals/0/jhfc/e/jhfc/company/index.html I think Toyota was pissed off about the rate of innovation in Japan. Frankly the Koreans are pulling ahead of us on this, they already have a Hydrogen fuel cell power generation plant up and running. And, meanwhile back in Kasumigaseki Abe and crew are still trying to jumpstart reopening nuclear plants and are planning for new ones.

  • For 10 Years Everyone's Been Using 'The Streisand Effect' Without Paying; Now I'm Going To Start Issuing Takedowns

    edinjapan ( profile ), 09 Jan, 2015 @ 08:29am

    Better lawyers

    Mike, you need better lawyers.

    http://www.tegato.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/monty-python-spanish-inquisition.jpg

  • How 'Gongkai' Innovation Could Allow China To Leapfrog The West

    edinjapan ( profile ), 08 Jan, 2015 @ 11:05pm

    Re: Wasn't this how it was always done?

    Don't be too hopeful. Remember the Chinese still have that huge military and the very oldschool mindset that dictates that a large standing army must be used for conquest.

    Why do you think Abe, Ishihara, Aso and the rest of the LDP fear/hate China?

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