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Windows 7: The Internet of Things: How to make it a reality

07 Jan 2015   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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I think he's copy and pasted that from one of your earlier posts

Edit - my mistake, I've re-read it and there was no mention of backups so it can't be.
My comment was based on his reasons for web cams and fingerprint readers being installed on laptops (although I do admit permanently disabling the web cams—delete software and put tape over the lens—on every machine I've ever owned that had one).
Lol. I thought I was the only one in the world who has a piece of paper taped over my lappy's web cam.
Nope, you are in good company.


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15 Jan 2015   #12
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Dumb question. When I turned my webcam on my all-in-one computer, a indicator light is shown. So, wouldn't a virus, spyware, malware turn on the indicator light as well? The indicator light to my knowledge is not controlled by the operating system. The indicator light comes on when the webcam is activated. I have not seen it active unless I use a webcam program. The government wouldn't do that way, much easier way is facebook profile picture and I think it has been reported some do that. Mine has no profile pic. I do have pictures of our cat.
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15 Jan 2015   #13
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

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As the article said, one or more standards need to be set for the so called Internet of Things to be successful.
The US Government won't set any IoT Standards, as that would be an onerous burden on the poor mega-corporations.
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15 Jan 2015   #14
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

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As the article said, one or more standards need to be set for the so called Internet of Things to be successful.
The US Government won't set any IoT Standards, as that would be an onerous burden on the poor mega-corporations.

Corporations are people too you know/sarcasm.
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15 Jan 2015   #15
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

Slightly off topic but as you near retirement you will be glad some of these corporations ARE (or have made) huge pots of money -- pension funds often hold stock in these corporations.

I'm sure just relying on Uncle Sam or any other Govt to pay a decent pension while won't make you starving certainly won't give you a lot of fun in retirement.

We also need corporations to make money to fund future research / projects as well as being able to donate money to decent charitable causes. Whatever people think of Ms here there's no doubt that in the Gates foundation Ms has contributed billions to charity and Windows apart from providing 100,000's of jobs over the years has vastly improved lives in so many ways of countless millions of people.

Imagine the Internet or things like phones without a simple and accessible easy to use GUI that almost every piece of hardware ever invented can connect to. Imagine not being able to buy online, no GOOGLE, no plane / train / hotel reservations, standing in line for HOURS at Banks or airport terminals etc.

Whether you use / like windows or not I can't imagine any other piece of universally used computer software that has probably changed so many people's lives and mainly for the better too.

(Someone might well eventually have invented a Windows like GUI - like Apple but Windows allows anybody to connect anything to it whereas Apple still keeps all its stuff totally under wraps).

Cheers
jimbo
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15 Jan 2015   #16
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Jimbo. There was a good Windows GUI before Windows...It was Workbench on the Amiga.
Amiga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I know as I had 3 of them and still have the full emulator Amiga Forever - Amiga Emulation, Games, History and Support Since 1997 on my machines.
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15 Jan 2015   #17
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
As the article said, one or more standards need to be set for the so called Internet of Things to be successful.
The US Government won't set any IoT Standards, as that would be an onerous burden on the poor mega-corporations.
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15 Jan 2015   #18
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Slightly off topic but as you near retirement you will be glad some of these corporations ARE (or have made) huge pots of money -- pension funds often hold stock in these corporations.

I'm sure just relying on Uncle Sam or any other Govt to pay a decent pension while won't make you starving certainly won't give you a lot of fun in retirement.
I have to rely on the Government pension, as I won't be getting a cent from superannuation.
My balance has just dropped to below $100 (due to insurance costs and fee gouging).

I've never expected to be having any fun when I'm retired.

In any case, how is making IoT devices secure going to reduce profits by even a single cent?
The baseline price of any product includes the development cost.

I expect that instead of regulating IoT corporations, the Government will actually mandate the installation of their shoddy products (e.g. every house needs remote opening doors, because getting a warrant is too much trouble).
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15 Jan 2015   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

We need corporations. They hire people. When was the last time a poor person hired people..

Things I don't want to see happen.

I don't want the Oboma internet plan.
I don't want any E.U. internet plan.
I don't want any U.N. internet plan.

Their are already enough crooks using the internet. I see no need for more.
A bunch of do gooders under the title of some government will do nothing but screw things up and then tax us for screwing things up.
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15 Jan 2015   #20
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
No Difference

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We need corporations. They hire people. When was the last time a poor person hired people..
I don't what happens in the US, but here the majority of employment is generated by small business ("Mom & Pop" businesses).
Apart from Retail, corporations actually employ less people and pay less tax relative to profits made.

Small businesses actually pay tax to the Government, whereas corporations dodge it.

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Their are already enough crooks using the internet. I see no need for more.
A bunch of do gooders under the title of some government will do nothing but screw things up and then tax us for screwing things up.
As opposed to the corporations, who charge top dollar for shoddy goods and services.

You do realise that the US Government basically built the Internet (using tax dollars)?
Once it was up and running, the private sector moved in and started extracting profits.

Here's the difference between Corporations and the Government in the US.
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