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Commenting on the last posts on the blog.
I have been quite busy in fact I have got bussy over the last few weeks and will continue to be so for quite a while.
Anyway, I have this in the pipeline so here goes.
Firstly I have issues with silent installs of anything.
On the pluss side for those that don’t know how to update, its good because they are at the latest and greatest like chrome and they don’t have to do anything.
On the flip side as it were malware does this sort of thing all the time and while I accept mozilla aps are or should be generally safe, this feature could have a negitive impact on the product line as a whole.
I for example have been thinking of switching to firefox and maybe thunderbird.
I may hold off on that as a result of this.
Then there is the accessable point, mozilla stuff changes all the time and access wise its hard to keep up.
if it updates all the time one day you could get a supprise you didn’t expect.
I hope you can turn this off.
I have friends blind or otherwise and old members of the family that would probably freak if this went on and would either mangle the system or something meaning I’d have to reformat.
And most sertainly they would probably drop back to ie afterwards.
Silent installs have their place, ie a network server, or large company where you deploy a file as part of your system backup or basically install loads of stuff on all your systems and servers worldwide while you sleep, etc or as a batch recovery maybe but I have issues with those in general use even the ninite stuff which is safe I have issue with.
I want to make sure things load as they should, make sure that I have unchecked that toolbar, or make sure I have installed my custom options and not just the recomended choices.
if i used silent installs I’d get everything under the sun.
All I want is audio and video playback.
maybe some hotkeys and general plugins.
I don’t need ripping, uploading, streaming, online subscriptions, libraries, detecters, visuals, etc.
For the majority it will probably be ok or should be but still.
I am in 2 minds on this one.
I have never encounted the duping on call ids.
I do however not reply to any messages which block their id from displaying as these are usually phone marketing or recorded messages.
On that note if a message marketing something does speak in your ear and its recorded.
Listen to the entire thing, as they will give you a key to press to remove you from their lists.
You should do the same to any marketing calls you recieve ask them to remove you from their list.
The only reason is if you happen to have some association with the company in question.
Ie american express.
But even lagit stuff can look like spam.
Phone spam is not really that bad, since there are laws for that.
Text spam can be dangerous but since you still need to go to the net or action it in some way its still at least the text is not dangerous.
Email spam is not dangerous as you need to act on that to.
Web spam, is dangerous, cookies are not necessarily dangerous but popups are, though it pays to look at what they are first.
Some sites have safe popups to.
Mostly its comman sence, really.
Unless you have win98 ofcause.
If you do like my grandpa did once then expect to get viruses, spyware, etc.
No software will cover your os without being bad at you in fact who knows.
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This is quite interesting. I like the auto updating, but I can see the points raised here. Windows lets us know what is happening, so Firefox should do the same. Check this out.
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This is quite interesting. I would think that the rules they have in place should work, but it wouldn’t surprise me that it doesn’t. Wonder what they could do to curve the amount of calls that are spoofed like this? Check out this article which is in two pages, and feel free to leave your comments.
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I tweeted this towards Denise Howell at Twit. This is quite interesting.
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All right! This is a good thing then. I knew I smelled trouble with this merger. Check this story out.
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In this podcast which you can find on the RSS feed you will find some info on how you can sign up for Fresh Books, you will find some info on a Qwitter replacement, and you’ll also find some shopping tips. Contact info is on pages for the blog. Enjoy!
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Well. This is quite interesting. I am definitely not surprised by seeing this, seeing how Android is an open platform. Tech news Today has wondered why Android is open and apple is closed. Well, Apple has protected their users in a way against stuff like this. Check out this article out and leave me your comments.
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This company this article is talking about, sounds like a scam. A big, rotten, scam. Note, that there is some strong language at the bottom where there are two post scripts as part of the article. I’ve never heard of this company. If they have money for me, I surely don’t know anything about it. Check this article out.
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This is an interesting article dealing with Groove Shark. Never heard of it, but it reminds me on the continuing failure of the music industry. They aren’t going to win this, evn if the service is shut down. We all know more services like it will pop up over time. Check this one out.
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Sorry for the delay folks, we’re having net issues, but I bring you podcast 159.
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Welcome to podcast 159 of the technology blog and podcast. Fresh books is the main segment, where I talk about E-mail settings you have with it. We have sopa talk, and we have a Main Menu segment dealing with note takers and the blind community. In the fresh books segment, I mention we’re featuring something from Shaun, but I thought the note taker segment from main menu would be a nice fit for this cast. Shaun will be back with more very soon.
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This is quite interesting duqu news. It talks about a bunch of stuff, and you may find it as interesting as I did.
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This podcast was released on August 13, 2011. I saw that there was a draft here, and I don’t know if those notes were posted, so it is better late than never.
Welcome to Podcast 155 for August 13, 2011: two long segments for your podcast, and even one short segment from Blind Bargains to top it all off.
- Thanks to Kelly Sapergia we learn that The Canadian Library Digital section is where you can get the “One child at a time” book we talk about on our first segment with Melissa Harrel from our AMW Reloaded podcast series. This segment was taken from the 20th podcast, and talks about the book just mentioned, cyberbullies, predators, technology, AMW, and the AMWRL podcast as a whole.
- Lino Morales of LLJFM Internet Radio and I talk about the blind community getting hit with direct messages leading to fake twitter log in pages, Robo Braille and other topics of interest.
- Trend Micro news from the August 12th edition of the newsletter is talked about a bit, and the fact we used RoboBraille to do the audio translation.
- Blind Bargains gave us permission to feature audio as long as we have the fact that they did the work. In this final segment, we learn about the Orion, which may not be released yet, but was to be released this summer.
This podcast is packed, and lasts 138 minutes and 51 seconds which include our sponsors.
We’ll be back with more from the March archives of back audio, including some stuff from Shaun Everess that was sent back then.
Hosts: Jared Rimer, and Melissa Harrel for a segment
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Interesting stuff in regards to mobile security. What do you guys think?
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This is quite interesting, dealing with the spam wars. Spam is just part of the game now, and E-mail is used more than ever. Check out this article dealing with the spam spikes or declines.
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From the “I can’t be surprised” department: another certificate company that is not doing its job right. Security Now and other blogs covered another story which was big news, but I don’t think this will be that big, but you never know. Check out this story.
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On an earlier podcast which is not available for download, Jared Rimer did an Interview with Solona’s operator. Yesterday, I went to go and log in because Qwitter has a session with it for ease of use and it hung. Thinking nothing of it, I dismissed the buffer session so i could use twitter’s services. Its been over 24 hours, and a lookup of the domain information shows that it is not to expire till next year. The NS servers are pointing to Network Solutions, and it was not to expire till March of next year. I’ve not talked to the operator of Solona for some time, and he did want to come back and update my listeners on what has been new at Solona. He has mentioned that he didn’t have time and I know what that is like, so I was not worried. If anyone has anything, write me, or registor and post to the blog. I look forward for any updates. As a side note, I tweeted toward Solona and as of press time, have gotten no response, but I do know it is late. If I have updates, I’ll update this post.
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Hi all, the first line of defense for November 4, 2011 talks about an instant message worm called r2d2, and this new worm that is going around has had coverage called duqu. I suggest if you haven’t caught up on the news, you read this newsletter and read what interests you. Enjoy.
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