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Raspberry Pi extends its reach: Now it's merging with global
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NSA Tools Behind WannaCry Being Used In Even Bigger Attack
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thousands of systems, Proofpoint says.
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are trying to crush mom-and-pop repair shops
Apple and others
are lobbying against "right to repair" bills in at least two
Actually, Right To
Repair could expand greatly the current consumer rights. It could
void most EULAs which forbid reverse-engineering of proprietary
hardware and (maybe) even software and OSes. This would make
"Hackintoshes" legal in the US, and it might make turning MacOS
into a Virtual Machine under Windows or Linux legal. Clearly,
Apple especially, has much to lose from this sort of radical
reinterpretation of EULA terms and conditions.
Right to Repair goes
way beyond simply restoring a device to its originally intended
condition without paying to become an "authorized dealer" or
"authorized repair facility". If the changes were so limited, this
article might have some credibility. But as proposed, the changes
would be far too sweeping.
Still, I am not sure
I would trust a Mom and Pop repair facility with a $600.00 iPhone,
if this might void the Apple Warranty. That said, I don't go to a
dealership to get my Toyota Prius (long out of warranty) repaired.
I use a small-ish local independent repair shop, and they often
use third-party after-market parts. But they do good work at
reasonable prices. And they hire qualified mechanics and pay them
Re. FYI#938 (Wed
Top 30 free apps
for Windows 10
From backup to
productivity tools, here’s the best of the best for Win10.
Sometimes good things come in free packages
Woody Leonhard is
always good for a few free suggestions to add to our Windows
If you're careful
about how and when you use it, wushowhide can be a very handy way
of putting off feature updates. It would have prevented the recent
issue where a Developer Build was accidentally pushed oput to some
folks through Automatic Updates. Even those who were bitten could
have prevented an endless round of reinfection with this botched
For removal of
programs, Geek Uninstaller may still be more capable than Revo
Uninstaller. It's getting to be more and more a matter of choice.
And for Windows Store Apps, CCleaner can remove those in its
Uninstall Programs tab.
or backup and
recovery, I ran into issues with EaseUS ToDo. Especially the
bootable WinPE Rescue USB media on my tablet. The recovery options
link was stuck off-screen on the bottom, with no way to resize the
WinPE screen. There were other issues. I found
Macrium Refflect Free
to be just as useful and to be generally free of these defects.
But Macrium Reflect Free has (last I knew) yet to get the Version
7 upgrade, and I'm not sure what this says about their free
"On the Macrium
Reflect Forums, they state that Macrium Reflect Free Version 7
will be available by end of June."
https://forum.macrium.com/Topic14109.aspx (May 17, 2017 from
the official folks at Macrium.)
So I'd put that
release at around early July for those of us who don't want to
download the whole installer and WinPE mega-download from scratch.
Fail to Run Latest OS Version
A study finds
98% of Android devices are not running the latest software
version, according to a report released today by Zimperium.
Well, I guess I'm in
the minority. If I can get an update, I update my phone.
Religiously (every Sunday, check for updates).
Require Stronger Authentication
requiring all users to have cell phones, which I thought was an
added burden. But it was better than removing all protections. Now
that I have a cell phone, it's not so bad, but it does cost a few
shekels every time a service sends me a text. Being able to use a
secondary email address puts the site on a par with Microsoft,
Yahoo, Google and a host of other websites. Actually, this is not
as secure as text verification, but short of using a person's home
phone landline (or Cable VOIP p[hone) to send a code (which
Microsoft and some banks now can do) this is pretty good. It is
not true 2-factor ID however.
As for a security
freeze on credit reports, I personally don't need to do this for a
couple of reasons, neither of which I want to disclose publicly.
The fact that I do not handle my own finances further puts me
behind a protective curtain, if not an impenetrable wall
wants to force tech giants to curb extremist content
The G7 Summit
comments reportedly have Trump's support.
She's lost her
majority in Parliament as of Sunday, and is likely not to be in
office this time next month. That said, the Brits have always
(since the days of Irish Terrorists) been more willing than many
Americans to submit to public and private (online and physical)
surveillance and censorship.
Artist uses MS
Paint to illustrate his eBook with amazing results
Look, even the most
pedestrian tools in the hands of a competent professional artist,
can produce spectacular results. It's like what happens when a
professional carpenter picks up even a hammer and a hand saw, vs.
a weekend DIY amateur. In this same way, a professional actor can
run circles around an amateur even on YouTube. Even more so with
professional writers and a professional director chiming in. Being
very, very good is what these professionals are being paid for. It
has next to nothing to do with the quality or price of their
permissions go awry with macOS File Sharing
problems don't have an easy fix. This is one of them.
The same chaos can
erupt in Linux. Been there, got wrecked several times by these
little things. You learn to deal with Permissions in almost any
non-Windows OS. This is part of what makes alternatves more secure
generally than Windows.
shrugs his shoulders at use of Windows XP. Amid the WannaCry
deluge and security vendors offering their own postmortem, Eugene
Kaspersky seems more concerned over why people are still running
And yet, WannaCrypt
hit mostly Windows 7. Explain that, Eugene!
hologram will make screen size 'irrelevant'
Help me Obi-Wan
Kenobi -- the future is more awesome than I expected!
Oh great! Now we will
all have to deal with Bob Newhart from Big Bang Theory appearing
in our bedrooms! ;)
selling a pure sine wave UPS for just $125 right now
GX1325U should protect your devices and keep them on when the
power goes out—yes, even desktop systems with a finicky PSU.
That offer expired
over a week ago, and the item is now out of stock and has a much
higher price tag.
Why are Windows
10 Device Drivers still dated back to 2006?
Simple answer -- some
drivers have never needed to be updated. If it ain't busted, don't
And from my own
How streaming TV
services are coping with ISP data caps
I'm guessing some
people think unlimited bandwidth is cost-free for ISPs. ISPs view
things very differently. It costs more to have more people running
more streaming channels at the same time over the network. Which
is why ISPs have every right to limit bandwidth and charge
overages if they find a few users are hogging a lot of bandwidth
with their streaming habits. Especially at peak usage times. This
would be true even (or especially) for people who have
Internet-only contracts with no bundled services.
There has to be
revenue coming in if there are costs going out. This is why you
get commercials even if you pay for Cable. Your monthly fees would
skyrocket without this additional revenue source. This is also why
you can't rebroadcast or "live stream" broadcast content without
paying a licensing fee. The airwaves may belong to the People, but
the content does not.
BTW, there is no
mention of any bandwidth cap in MA with my Comcast XFinity tier. I
suspect there is a limit, but I never come even close to it, as I
don't stream much. Comcast should be paying low-usage (under 60
GB/mo total usage) customers like me a rebate on our unused
bandwidth allocations. Good luck getting that!