Archive for the ‘Technical’ Category

TED: Edward Snowden: Here’s how we take back the Internet

An interesting and thought provoking interview by TED with Ed, via webcam..

Worth a watch and listen to some of the points raised and a cameo by the father of the internet.. Smile

TED: Edward Snowden: Here’s how we take back the Internet

 

Although TED sucks cause it gives in to corporate pressures to NOT screen some speeches about GMO, recently a good example, when TED caved into Monsanto, they still occasionally have something worth watching.

… or is it ? Smile with tongue out

you decide.

 

On the other hand…

 

Richard Ledgett: The NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk

 

Richard Ledgett: The NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk

Government Surveilance–TED TALKS

This is worth a watch Smile

 

Facebook–we own your privacy

 

Best thing i ever did.. removing the new updated Facebook app from my phone. As much as I don’t mind SOME information being shared/collected by the likes of FB or Google, face books new permissions requirements for the app are totally unacceptable for me.

They now want to be able to control “without host permission” that means the FB app does stuff without asking you.. like reading/creating/sharing your personal calendar, Wi-Fi snooping, reading your text messages, sms, mms, etc., your location without permission, info about other apps you have installed and use, a wealth of personal information, phone calls, modifying accounts, and a whole stack of other stuff..

I wonder how many people actually stop to read the “new updates/permissions” blurb, instead of just automatically hitting the “accept” and letting it update, or even have it automatically update.

Companies like Facebook, Google, etc. are out there to data mine anything and everything they can about you.

Take responsibility for the privacy of you and your family.

 

Facebook’s attempt and ALMOST trying to justify why they want more from you..

https://www.facebook.com/help/210676372433246

 

From the App Store

some very unhappy people…

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.katana

 

Other articles

http://frequentcritic.blogspot.co.nz/2012/01/facebook-evil-empire-part-3-timeline-is.html

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/app-permissions-manager-disappears-android-4-4-2/

 

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Models, Mayhem , Madness and a camera

Canon_5d_m3

 

Actually, no madness.. lol.

I finally got approval for listing on Model Mayhem.

Not a big deal you may say, and mayhaps not, but to me… i get to be proud for a little while Smile

Oh yea, bought a Canon 5Dm3 too Smile    *giggles like a school girl* Smile

OMG I LOVE IT!!!!

 

Smile  *still very happy* Smile

Oh music, where are you ?–Hatsune Miku

hatsune_miku

 

With the modernisation of musical methods, esp. synthesis, there is boundless paths for music to take.

Taking a look at the popular Hatsune Miku in Japan, a fully CG performer with vocal synthesis by Yamaha, and live-concert musicians, it doesn’t surprise me that things are heading in this direction. Just think, an artist that wont have tantrums, doesn’t want to get paid and can never be stalked Smile  And costume changes in split seconds.. OMG Smile LOL

Well, not personally my thing, but it obviously works, and is popular in Japan ( and no doubt globally soon ), and I have to admit, great legs Smile

 

What do you think? where is music heading in the next 10 or even 5 years ?

Join up to my site, it doesn’t cost anything and it’s spam-free, and let’s have a discussion Smile

 

What is the Hatsuni Miku movement?

 

AXIS CCTV – How IP video cameras have evolved

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