I think airlines are sending a message to the passengers that we must tolerate their tyranny. First it will be laptops, next will be cameras... I mean phones. The last thing airlines want are passengers recording the malfeasance of the airlines.
Exactly. Just like all the snake oil salesman. Make the technology sound plausible and when you want to question someone, Poof! Similar to sniffer dogs. Give the dog a reason to respond in a positive way and he will.
Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's faster? Is it any faster? Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one faster, isn't it? It's not four. You see, most blokes, you know, will be streaming at four. You're on five here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on five on your phone. Where can you go from there? Where? Marty DiBergi: I don't know. Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do? Marty DiBergi: Put it up to five. Nigel Tufnel: Five. Exactly. One faster. Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make four faster and make four be the top number and make that a little faster? Nigel Tufnel: [pause] These go to five.
Silly them. Apparently they've never heard of an iPhone. Just give them a free iPhone and it will track them constantly. It's good to about 6 feet accuracy. Best part is they'll do it willingly. As a bonus, you can watch them and listen to them too.
You can assume the FCC gave a heads up to the industry and was told to go ahead since the damage had already been done. Just like closing the barn door after all the animals are gone. This is all theatre with a bad ending.
I have an idea for cable: bundle more, charge more, cram as many commercials as you can. In fact, edit out content, speed it up. You're right, forget cord cutters, they don't matter. Then for good for measure, cap internet bandwidth so we have more choice. Charge extra for busting your caps. Make sure to tell us what a great deal we're getting. Stop competition by bribing... I mean donating to political campaigns. Stop towns without broadband from operating their own, it's bad for consumers with too much competition. Get the FCC to redefine broadband as 700kbps. After all, why would anyone legitimately need more than that?
Feel free to call me, I have many more fantastic ideas!
I used to simply turn graphics off to reduce the bloated payload of most websites. Then I noticed how many http requests were generated even without the graphic overhead. There were hundreds of http requests per page! That is a lot of round trips. I happen to have Fiddler running and noticed that even after my page loaded, it was constantly making posts. Several analytical servers were being posted to, ad sites, Facebook and every social media site you can think of.
So I copied every url from my Fiddler session and pasted the URIs into my hosts file with 0.0.0.0 crapy.com and then I noticed my http traffic went way down. Pages loaded very fast. In short, web sites loaded the way they used to: in one to two seconds.
I wouldn't mind ads so much, but after you add up the bloated payload: all the social media feeds, all the round trips going on plus the auto play videos, pop ups, and the poisoned ads, you have to do something.
Of course it wasn't the U.S. they would never do such a thing. Juniper is wrong to point out the backdoor. Now the terrorists have won. In removing the back door, LEOS will never be able to do their jobs ever again.
It makes me wonder about other firmware now. How many others are there? The NSA should insist on inspecting and fixing back doors other "sophisticated" countries have been able to put in. Of course since this was made public, a more sophisticated back door has since been implemented.
If only there was a way to review code before production.
I look at this the same way I do red light cameras, "inspection" stops, texting, seat belt laws, plate readers: data mining for money. Period. Asset forfeiture. Break any law and you must pay us. As states become more debt riddled, the desperation goes up. I expect this behavior to exacerbate until morale improves.
I bought a dumb TV recently, but it was hard because the stores don't carry dumb tvs on the floor. They are special items now. The sales guy said the smart tv is so much better than the dumb tv. Sure, better for him and the manufacturer.
Home equipment like lawn gear now has software in it we can't do anything with. Now toys. Of course we can't inspect the software because manufacturers don't want us to know what it is doing. Case in point, VW sure didn't want any one poking around to discover its trade secret. Right!
I see a new market for dumb appliances as they become harder and harder to find.
This whole thing is framed wrong. The Internet is a basic utility (pipe, wire, etc.). It should be treated as basic infrastructure like roads and bridges. AT&T and Verizon should be treated like any infrastructure builder. Let's contract them to build it and maintain it. Nothing more. The idea that I have verizon or comcast is silly. It's a G.D. wire with a switch behind it. Nothing more. Stop the non sense of disallowing municipal broad band. Stop dancing around defining what broad band means. Turn communications companies into contractors. Hear that guys? You're nothing more than wire hangers! Go back to work and STFU!
Law enforcement is not about protecting citizens. Andy Taylor was the last law enforcement officer who did that. Today's law enforcement is all about procuring as much hardware as possible. The agency with the most toys wins. Citizens get in their way and need to be dealt with in a harsh way. We, in essence are the enemy. Consider that enforcement units kill many more citizens than terrorists and natural disasters. It's no accident. We annoy law enforcement with our petty claim to "rights". They often correctly point out to us that we have no rights. They are correct. We keep pretending we do and time and time again, they show us how wrong we are. When will we learn?
Correct. You are much more likely of being hurt or killed by law enforcement than by terrorists. Strange that the people who are supposed to be protecting us are more lethal than the threat on today's narrative. Let's rewind the calendar about 20 years. No homeland security. No TSA. No ICE. No NSA. Heck, let's just rollback all the alphabet agencies.
The other reason verizon doesn't want to upgrade the peering points is they can get ignorant consumers to pay more for more useless bandwidth. They tried to play that card with me. This is why I'm with RCN now.
Removing any covert applications and interfering with the state to collect data in the manner they want, will be a crime. In other words, don't remove or tamper with your computer after we've targeted you. That will be evidence you have done something wrong.