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iBox (the hardware)

Cloudscout's Avatar Picture Cloudscout – January 14, 2008 10:08AM Reply Quote
iBox
Box mini
Box Pro
BoxBook
BoxBook Pro

The more the boxes change, the more they stay the same... or don't.

(talk about the hardware here)

dharlow – November 18, 2017 10:51PM Reply Quote

ARL (Moderator) – November 19, 2017 12:15AM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
I agree. I loathe this.

Why do so many tech companies think we want devices to harvest our private data 24/7?

So, to get around this, you'd have to manually disable the microphones?

Maybe some hacker will come up with some audio sequence people can play to trigger a DDOS-style attack on siri's dataservers?

johnny k – November 19, 2017 06:43AM Reply Quote
Why would it be any different from the iPhone? That is, you have the option to turn it off. If there's one device I wouldn't want collecting data it's my phone, but it's part of the reason I trust Apple over another. The Facebook app on your iPhone probably collects more personal data than Apple does.

Bruce Robertson – November 19, 2017 09:20AM Reply Quote
Daughter and family came to visit last week. They have Samsung phones. Hubbie tells story of long ago high school speech assignment: give a demo talk. His was on chainsaw technique. Tells this recollection with great gusto. Several minutes later, using the browser on his phone - he is receiving chainsaw ads. He was surprised and WTF.

El Jeffe – November 19, 2017 10:12AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Everyone gets chainsaw ads all day long. no big whup. :) :)

johnny k – November 19, 2017 05:58PM Reply Quote
We need data disclosure/ownership laws ASAP.

John Willoughby – November 20, 2017 06:23AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
I didn't get the chainsaw ads until I started bragging about beheading people on my dark net forums.

johnny k – November 20, 2017 07:00AM Reply Quote
The algorithm is so dumb. It should be serving you ads for shovels, or freezers, or pikes.

John Willoughby – November 20, 2017 07:20AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Those ads started after I used the Siri "Where can I hide a body?" feature.

ARL (Moderator) – November 20, 2017 03:08PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
I hated being male, mid-30s and single using FB (this is obviously a few years ago). Constant "Beefcake4000!" supplement ads combined with shady dating sites "single moms want love too, visit cougarlove.com!"

Hard pass to both.

ddt – November 20, 2017 04:54PM Reply Quote
Hm, I just griped about Al Dunlap within earshot of someone's phone that had FB installed.

ddt

porruka (Admin) – November 20, 2017 06:39PM Reply Quote
Failure is pre-greatness.
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ddt
Hm, I just griped about Al Dunlap within earshot of someone's phone that had FB installed.

ddt

Did you get caught in the Sunbeam?

ddt – November 21, 2017 05:17AM Reply Quote
Now here are Sunbeams I'd care about: https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/sunbeam

ddt

El Jeffe – November 21, 2017 01:25PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
those are nice.

John Willoughby – November 22, 2017 06:50AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!

El Jeffe – November 22, 2017 12:23PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
There's an i9 !?
And Apple thinks A10 is better for iMac Pro?

John Willoughby – January 02, 2018 10:15AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!

John Willoughby – January 03, 2018 05:44AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Secure or fast. Pick one. Security fix will slow down Intel machines up to 30%.

John Willoughby – January 03, 2018 08:36AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Looks like the problem might be on ARM as well, can be up to a 50% delay on kernel calls on Intel.

This sounds huge. If you thought that people were mad at the slowdown on iPhones, wait until their computers' performance plummets. And on Windows, at least, "upgrades" are unavoidable. I foresee many class action lawsuits...

El Jeffe – January 03, 2018 02:58PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
have no fear... my son wants to help. His 'fire' is finally being stoked. He SO MUCH wants to do chip design. I love it that he has finally found something so enthralling to his desire to do something he loves. And, because it kind of takes my love of circuitry from an early age, and moves further than I ever did, formal education and career wise.

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