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  1. SydneySideSteveSomewheres

    What EXACTLY did Huawei do?

    Okay @Sauron this discussion has changed, (but thank you for it none the less) you have started to use the standard SJW terminology such as 'xenophobia and feudal protectionism' to attack the person, not the message, and with this new attitude I am not able to tell whether the 'meaningless tribalism' you refer to is agreeing to or disagreeing with the technology exchange from Huawei to Iran in 2012. Perhaps you are out of your depth, it is fine if you are and do not understand the bigger picture. For example, when I said I did not know how things are in China, I was admitting my lack of knowledge, that is something I am happy to do. There is no war pending, as much as you may believe that is my preferred outcome, no targeting of a corporation either. Chinese Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth has decelerated from ten per cent in 2007 to less than six per cent in 2018 (and is projected today in 2019 at around three per cent). Although GDP is not that a great predictor as it is speculative depending on whose figures are used to determine it. The whole world’s economy is slowing, and all the larger national economies who have the most to lose for their constituents are scrambling to plug the holes in their domestic markets. The cost of flagship smartphones has been increasing due in part to the rise of Chinese labour costs, which is the eventuality of lifting the standard of living of 800 million people (I have and will continue to purchase Chinese goods and services, so my contribution to this is there, albeit only a small part). Trump, the European Union, Britain, Australia and others see hobbling China’s Huawei is fair in this era soft diplomacy. The newest technology software and hardware alike need to be calling home, by design, to operate. So not only would it be potentially possible to roll out an over the air update to sabotage critical infrastructure (power generation, sewerage and drinking water services) and essential information sharing (including the commercial and fiduciary components). It would also be conceivable that such a deviation from the expected social norm would affect everything in the fifth-generation networked technology and not only at the individual attached appliance level either! With the increase in download speeds, the 5G technology is going to encompass the individual devices communicating and sharing information from machine to machine. It is this kind of espionage capability that would disrupt national civilian lives beyond that of a conventional war of bullets and bombs. These are the types of new risk cyber-attacks that are at the heart of conversations about artificial intelligence and the morality of the hack back. The issues with the source code I discussed before of the E160G dongle mobile router were not fixed. All they did was enable the user to input a default home page in the device dashboard, much like the one in your browser. Shortly, after that, Huawei depreciated the device, and they have never actually patched the problem. In stark comparison with Windows XP which has recently received a Spectre, Meltdown and CVE-2019-0708, security patch support although the OS launched in 2001 and reached its end of life in 2014! An issue with the source code, not the country or peoples. To the OP, @TheBritishVillain question of...What EXACTLY did Huawei do? Huawei has that kind of capability now, and not forgetting that this discussion includes the Meng Wanzhou problem of sharing US technology that they did not own, which pre-dates this new-found ‘muricin’ awakening. What the US ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, said seems to make sense, and it would be ‘especially egregious’ of governments to “hand over the keys to your entire society to an actor that has … demonstrated malign conduct.” Links Huawei sharing US tech with Iran SOFT DIPLOMACY MORALITY OF THE HACK-BACK The quoted US ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland. Images China’s...account surplus and foreign exchange mountain 2011 US_and_Chinese_Real_GDP_Growth_Rates_in_2010_2017_and_Projections_through_2050 Morrison, China’s Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States, 2018.
  2. SydneySideSteveSomewheres

    HELP! Freezes with SSD + HDD

    You can do the format, later when you have time. The in-place upgrade does not take that long (unless you have my internet connection that is...lol), it will probably take longer to check and address all those Windows privacy settings are set back up as you need them to be. Link: Types of reinstalls for Windows 10
  3. SydneySideSteveSomewheres

    My internet ocassionally disconnected

    While you cannot rule out the physical cable, as the problem is occasional maybe check you NTP server clock is updated. I have had issues where the server time does not get calculated to my time zone correctly and could not connect to the internet. At the moment I am using only pool.ntp.org instead of both my router's defaults for the internet time from ntp1.dlink.com and time.nist.gov as its secondary clock.
  4. SydneySideSteveSomewheres

    Pre-Emptive Post about this weeks WAN show 5/31/19

    The WAN show's Groundhog day lol
  5. SydneySideSteveSomewheres

    What EXACTLY did Huawei do?

    You seem to me to be avoiding to what extent Huawei could change what they do for their Chinese founder at the behest of the “ossified party-state with a dogmatic ideology.” By simply knowing what users are doing with the technology they want to roll out, especially in the 5G and IoT space, hypothetically, the company could control what an individual spends their money on. Monopolisation of the free market is why big corporations get broken up, (Ma Bell comes to mind and is part of the current discussion for big data companies such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, AT&T and Comcast). Which evokes a side question as to why Google who is under scrutiny by the European Union would entertain another player (Huawei) who wishes to be a gate-crasher. So not the interpretation of a ‘Hail Mary’ moment I had in mind, but then I included it as everyone’s an individual and each to his/ her own opinion. Perhaps you might be confused about what that moment is in business if you look from another angle. For example, the Garim~Asus Nuvifone did not survive its ‘Hail Mary’ moment nor did Nokia’s Symbian phone. Moreover, where you said, “You're not really up to date with current events - Windows Phone is dead” is wrong, the Windows phone was Microsoft's 'Hail Mary' moment. Microsoft understood that they had to change to become a device and service provider. A vertical integration move that can still be seen in the way the mobile device business division, and touch devices more generally, combined the two concepts into the Windows 10 ecosystem. A reorganisation from which they developed ‘Live Tiles’ that was used on the Windows phone, and Windows 8, becoming the reasoning behind the move from Windows CE kernel to NT. The Windows phone did not die it was sold to Foxconn for $350 million in 2016, if anything the Nokia phone is dead, but long live the Nokia phone...lol You are correct @Sauron I do NOT understand because I do not live in China, however, what I do have is an understanding of the attachment that society has to Social Bond Theory and how this effects, and also affects how societies as a whole work. Social Bond Theory dictates the norms that a nation might expect from the community at large, different cultures have differing beliefs. So, what might be predictable in one culture may not be the case in another and thus motivation for geopolitical tensions and economic resentment. Therefore, the inconsolable difference between the two cultures I am trying to suggest is that Chinese social culture dictates Huawei as doing something that is valued and incorporated in the second safety level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Whereas we in the western ideology, see that data collection is a marketable product, and Social Bond Theory expects business to put it between the third, love-and-belonging and fourth, self-esteem levels. Links The Chinese Communist Party: The Council on Foreign Relations Should big technology companies break up or break open? Windows Phone 8 vs. iOS vs. Android: One giant leap for Microsoft Social Bond Theory Image: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Entrepreneurial Needs
  6. SydneySideSteveSomewheres

    HELP! Freezes with SSD + HDD

    I have recently had a problem with Windows OS education version. Unfortunately, it was not the first problem that I have had to encounter. Previous issues ranged from losing WiFi connectivity for weeks due to a driver signing fault with my D-Link add-in PCI card to the inability to map a network drive for a year! I would suggest doing the in-place upgrade, which is quick (depending on your internet speed) and may fix problems with the Windows boot registry and the types of issues I was encountering, where the original Windows 10 install version 1507 from 2015 was no longer supported (see link Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions are serviced for 30 months from their release date). Links: Microsoft video "Troubleshooting with Windows 10 In-place Upgrade" link How to perform an In-place Upgrade...Step-by-Step Guide
  7. SydneySideSteveSomewheres

    HELP! Freezes with SSD + HDD

    Regarding the anti virus question didn’t you buy the PC second-hand? Not that I wish to question the person you met and trusted to buy a computer from, however, looking at your issue and not having met your friend I must address this with you as some programs can stay installed and operate nefariously (this site’s adds look sus). To answer your question, an in place upgrade is where you download a fresh copy of Windows OS, and use the secure boot loader to reinstall the OS. The name ‘in place’ relates to all the personal files and folders you have on your machine which do not get removed. Some of the programs that you have installed may get removed, and you would need to put them back yourself. which ensures your OS is delivered ‘fresh and new’! If that does not work then you would need to do a fresh installation of the OS, this process deletes all files and all folders from the machine by formatting the main [C:/] drive.
  8. SydneySideSteveSomewheres

    What EXACTLY did Huawei do?

    You are correct, and what I was trying to imply was that they are doing precisely what the industry standard would be expected of them to do. Although I am sure that I do not have your expertise with AV software, I am aware that even Microsoft’s AV finds some *.exe files ‘strategically volatile’ and puts them into quarantine. A while ago I had my whole music library, all 22+GB, deleted by my Windows OS because it was created by ‘JRiver Media Center’… Moreover, I was pitching how they have been kicked off all government networks (and contracts) because of what they do, and that Kaspersky Labs is a Moscow-based company in the free market behaving as they are allowed to perform. However, in the national security debate, they too are not beyond the similar paranoia that surrounds the Chinese government because they can also be seen as vulnerable to the Kremlin's encouragement. Even the Kaspersky Labs repercussions have similarities to the Huawei flow-on, for example, losing the full use of Android is like how in 2017 the, “UK tells agencies not to use Kaspersky software: Follows US' lead.” Link: UK tells agencies not to use Kaspersky...
  9. SydneySideSteveSomewheres

    What EXACTLY did Huawei do?

    That Kaspersky example is quite an excellent example of what the issue is and where the problem lies for the US in predictions for the National Security debate. Kaspersky is just doing what they do and something they do NOT intend to stop doing. As it is part and parcel of what they do in the Anti-Virus industry, and what their customer base expects from them as an Anti-Virus business industry leader. @dizmo @Sauron @TheBritishVillain Huawei is a company that sides with the country of its foundation and it will not change what it does in the capitalist market (free market) even if it were asked. Whether the general population in the US or for that matter, all the Android users of the world agrees with or cares much about who’s hands their data ends up in! Huawei has built its current smartphone platform using the US technology of Google’s Android OS. Other manufacturers such as BlackBerry, Apple’s iPhone, Nokia, and Windows, to name a few have not. Some of those handset manufacturers have not survived their own ‘Hail Mary’ moment. Only time will tell if Huawei can themselves survive this sea change; I expect that they will be the most popular handset within China for the foreseeable future. At least until such a time that middle-class China, no longer perceives Huawei’s invasion of privacy as providing the needed sanctuary and security that they have-to-have.
  10. SydneySideSteveSomewheres

    What EXACTLY did Huawei do?

    “What did Huawei do” ... start a technology ‘Cold War’ (at 00:52) ? https://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/the-business/2019-05-23/a-defiant-huawei-australia-hits-back-at-trumps-ban/11144440?jwsource=cl Podcast for those who just listen (same time stamp)? https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-business/id336912548?i=1000438959259
  11. SydneySideSteveSomewheres

    What EXACTLY did Huawei do?

    Or when they were called to a closed session Apple just handed them the contact details of their ‘man’ at NSO Group Technologies who found the iPhone hacking loophole. Proving at the same time to the Senate inquiry that they do have transparency and asking the inquiry for the time Apple needed to close the faulty code before it became public knowledge. It is a two-way-street when dealing with companies who abide by and structure their businesses around internal US laws and policy guidelines. Links: NSO Group Technologies Apple to close iPhone hacking loophole...
  12. SydneySideSteveSomewheres

    What EXACTLY did Huawei do?

    Yes, that is correct it would have added another two hundred words, though…lol (I added a link to the Maotai program, aka Google’s Dragonfly project -link also here- ). The issue of the tracking of an internet user within China is that it is somewhat acceptable for the government to do what we (Westerners) would call an invasion of privacy. Chinese believe that it is the lack of privacy that they have to have. As it provides the national security that their citizenry needs within the current expansion of the middle classes and the sanctuary, they desire for their children’s future security in an expanding nation-state. They believe that they are on the brink of an internal war and the likes of the dystopian retrograde written about in George Orwell’s "Nineteen-eighty-four" (“170 million CCTV cameras across the country” and “China's social credit system…”), will stop the internal dissent and help the resurrection of a Great China. A hypothetical issue of having an outside company (non-US) building what is being touted as the IoT 5G network, could be in how a company without morality could brick pieces of the infrastructure one month after the warranty ends. Causing firstly, a US reseller to need to argue the cause and bear the brunt of the cost of defending it in the US legal system (like Porsche defending VW’s diesel lean burn software). Secondly, the cost of component replacement would make more money for the non-US manufacturer, leaching money from the US economy, devaluing the US national spending power in the global economy (the National Security debate).
  13. SydneySideSteveSomewheres

    Can you easily detach the new Seagate Backup Plus to extract a 2.5" HDD?

    You mean an extra part for Windows to break the HDD...lol
  14. SydneySideSteveSomewheres

    Is my HDD dying?

    Download some free backup software do a backup and fly by the seat of your pants, or as those WD5000AAKX-001CA 500GB drives are not that expensive so throw some coin at a new one and use the old one as a storage drive.
  15. SydneySideSteveSomewheres

    Can you easily detach the new Seagate Backup Plus to extract a 2.5" HDD?

    I have and do use a 3.5" Backup Plus with a different drive, so in answer to your question, yes. However, the Backup Plus drive runs proprietary software, which means if you want to remove the drive from the enclosure, you will not be able to access the data on it!