Friday, December 09, 2016

Samsung bricking ALL Note 7 devices

Proving yet again you never really own "connected software" and just 'rent it'

FU Samsung US -

I am kind of curious to know whether phones running Cyanogen mods if T-Mobile can still push the update through to brick your phone.

It brings up a really interesting question for consumers as we move into an IOT pervasive world……when after the sale do the rights belong to the consumer? When do you have a situation where a vendor can “reach in” and withdraw a consumers rights??

Where is the ACLU when you need it :)

and yes in case you are wondering what i'm replacing my Note 7 with.....I ordered the Huawei Mate 9 through Amazon where they are selling the unlocked international dual sim version with 6gb ram and 128gb rom for only $899 - 

The real question is do I dump Tmobile once this unlocked "fully paid for" phone arrives.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Suspicious 0bservers

This is why i watch Suspicious 0bservers weather video most days, he's on to some interesting ideas and always interesting to watch.
- (eg around 1.58min mark)

and a few hours later this happened

Tuesday, December 06, 2016


Used Clonezilla before?

Neat app to “clone” a drive to another drive.  -

I used to use “backups” to do this when swapping out drives etc but came across a problem where I needed to go from a spinning disk to a smaller ssd drive…… clonezilla to the rescue using the ICDS option in expert mode, more detailed description here -

Worked like a charm. 

Bill Gross

Great comment in this post by Bill Gross on the distortion of the current market

"Promote capitalism – even though government controlled, near zero percent interest rates distort markets"

Never truer words have been said

Monday, December 05, 2016


Been watching one or two of these S/V RAN sailing videos every lunch, the earlier southern ocean video series is well worth watching

Friday, December 02, 2016

Blackstone @Home files for IPO

I know this is USA residential focused.......but interesting to think about what could happen to Sydney rents if something similar happened in Australia.......

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016


Just watched #Arrival tonight
Awesome movie, excellent non linear way of presenting the movie, go see it, not your normal "aliens" style movie (though i have to wonder when seeing it if its not funded by the same 'people' who funded Contagion and its preparing us).

Rupee swapout

Every article i read about the Indian bank note swap makes me would the USA go if something like this was implemented.

Debt collection

Interesting listening