Re: Finding It Hard to Focus? Maybe It’s Not Your Fault

I’ve felt for years now that it’s harder to not be distracted by my technology. I’ve seen and know people who are so involved with their phones that it doesn’t seem they’re even 50% present and that’s not what I want for myself. So when I saw the article, Finding It Hard to Focus? Maybe It’s Not […]

Re: Apple is releasing iOS 11.4 with support for Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2 and more

The messages are also end-to-end encrypted for security purposes. They’re protected with a key derived from information unique to the device, combined with the device passcode – which only the device owner should know. That means no one else could access or read the data. Saw the new feature and wondered immediately if the messages […]

Re: Navy’s F-35 doesn’t have range for real stealth strikes, House report says

The F-35C suffers somewhat from the length of its development cycle. Competition for the Joint Strike Fighter program began in 1993—25 years ago—when the military threats facing the United States were significantly different. In 1993, there was no concern about Chinese “carrier killer” anti-ship ballistic missiles, for example; but in 2010, China introduced the Dongfeng […]

Re: Hackers infect 500,000 consumer routers all over the world with malware

Wednesday’s report is concerning because routers and NAS devices typically receive no antivirus or firewall protection and are directly connected to the Internet. While the researchers still don’t know precisely how the devices are getting infected, almost all of those targeted have known public exploits or default credentials that make compromise straightforward. Antivirus provider Symantec […]

RE: Verizon tells Congress to rein in FCC’s power over Internet providers

This just irritates the living hell out of me. And by pass a bill that protects the open Internet, he actually means pass a bill that allows ISPs to use their position as an ISP to make their services better while artificially degrading competitors services. If I pay Comcast for access to the Internet, why does […]

Observations of an Internet Middleman | Beyond Bandwidth

This is a pretty great article. Five of those congested peers are in the United States and one is in Europe. There are none in any other part of the world. All six are large Broadband consumer networks with a dominant or exclusive market share in their local market. In countries or markets where consumers […]