* Posts by Nameless Faceless Computer User

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Apple will reveal new iPhone on Sept 9 – this is what it may look like

Nameless Faceless Computer User

How about this for a new iPhone? Double the thickness so it doesn't bend in half and give it a battery which can last for 3 days between charges?

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Amazon to trash Flash, as browsers walk away

Nameless Faceless Computer User

less about Flash and more about design

Have you seen the amazon.com website lately? It's more like a video game. Mouse in and out events cause the screen to dim and pull-down menus appear and disappear on their own while animated windows scroll by uncontrollably. If I have more than 2 amazon tabs open my browser starts to crawl and eventually crashes. They don't need to replace Flash. They need to exercise some restraint.

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US military says it will discipline Ashley Madison users

Nameless Faceless Computer User

waste of time

I'm guessing they'll be tracking down many dudes by the name of Chet Manley and Carlos Danger.

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Win8 inventory glut? Yep, it's all Microsoft's fault, says HP

Nameless Faceless Computer User

not quite right

There is no such thing as a FREE Win10 upgrade.

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Windows 10 wipes your child safety settings if you upgrade from 7 or 8

Nameless Faceless Computer User
Devil

wait a tick....

Issues like this should come out during beta testing.

unless... releasing a free copy of Win10 IS beta testing.

Genius.

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Sick of politicians robo-calling you? Bin your landline, says the FCC

Nameless Faceless Computer User

It's a trap

If we ditch our landlines, our cell phones will light up with robocalls because we wouldn't want to cause "hardship" to businesses trying to sell us something. I keep my landline to draw the traffic away from my wireless service. The ringer has been silenced and the calls go directly to voicemail... following a lengthy set of twisting options to leave a message (press '1' to leave a message) which confuse the robots.

I am a human being. My telephone is designed for human to human interaction. If you are not human, I do not want to communicate with you by telephone.

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James Woods demands $10m from Twitter troll for 'coke addict' claim

Nameless Faceless Computer User

Re: How does he arrive at the damages figure?

Standard operating procedure. It's reasonable, considering if he can prove he lost a movie deal because of the comment he can sue for lost wages.

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Amazon comes up with delivery-drone zones after watching Fifth Element all night

Nameless Faceless Computer User

Most birds fly below 500 feet except during migration. Does the FAA intend to ask all birds maintain a minimum altitude of 500 feet going forward? or, does anyone else see a problem with this plan?

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FCC now regulates ISPs – but don't take your complaints to the watchdog just yet

Nameless Faceless Computer User

The FTC has a reputation for protecting corporations, not consumers. Look at the horrible job they've done with the "Do Not Call" list in the U.S. which designed to take the teeth out of state-level legislation. They've always been in bed with the Direct Marketing Association.

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Slashdot, SourceForge looking for new owners after parent dumps them on the web's doorstep

Nameless Faceless Computer User

Re: Lost credibility

The last time I downloaded from Sourceforge my anti-virus program deleted it. Now I understand what happened.

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Intelsat to FCC: For the love of satellites, STOP ELON MUSK!

Nameless Faceless Computer User

When did "Public Broadband" not become a mechanism for stealing all my credentials?

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Spanish judge dodges the ultimate question – is Uber a taxi company?

Nameless Faceless Computer User

no thanks

UBER began to track my GPS after I closed their app. Good-bye, UBER app.

Here's an idea. Create a competing app which does the same thing as UBER's, sans the corporate spyware, and use a cooperative dispatcher which allows people to hail a "real" taxi via their electronic device.

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Uber app will soon maybe track you 24/7, cry privacy warriors

Nameless Faceless Computer User

Delete Uber? Confirm? Yes.

Next please.

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Sprint: Net neutrality means we can't stamp out download hogs

Nameless Faceless Computer User

There would be no such thing as a "download hog" if they didn't over-sell bandwidth.

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Auto-playing video ads? People love auto-playing video ads – Twitter

Nameless Faceless Computer User

oh well

It was fun while it lasted. Twitter is dead. What's the next big thing?

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FCC to crack down on robocall spammers' beloved loophole

Nameless Faceless Computer User

Total farce. The FCC continues to allow these mass marketers and scam artists to operate for decades. They only do something after some law maker's phone rings off the hook all day - and then only offer the smallest gesture of relief.

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'iPhone 6S' to push fanbois around with 'Force Touch display'

Nameless Faceless Computer User

but...

can I make phone calls with it?

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Adult FriendFinder hack EXPOSES MEELLIONS of MEMBERS

Nameless Faceless Computer User

90% of the profiles are faked to attract rubes to sign up for the service. AFF were those responsible for utterly destroying the Yahoo! profile database with fake ID's, all pointing back to their service. The other 10% are actual people who use fake names. Who would want a database of all that junk?

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Robocalling Americans? That'll cost you $1.7 MEEELLION

Nameless Faceless Computer User

The FTC has been protecting robo callers. New York State passed a law to fine telemarketers on a per-call basis if a home phone was registered on a "do not call" list. On the day that law went into effect, the FTC came up with their own "do not call list" which superseded the New York law but relaxed the fines and enforcement. They've done nothing for years. I have personally filed thousands of complaints on-line and they did nothing.

Worse, they gave the list of phone numbers away for FREE to non-profit organizations which are "supposed" to not call them, yet are exempt from any fines along with, of course, anyone calling for political calling and polling.

At the height of abuse, my home phone registered as many as 35 phone calls per DAY. It never stopped ringing. I finally installed a telephone system with a secret extension give out only to people I know personally. Everyone else can leave a message. No more ringing unless I know you. Done.

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Apple to devs: Watch out, don't make the Watch into a, well, a watch

Nameless Faceless Computer User

It's not, "the California biz..." but rather, "the fruity firm..."

You must be new.

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How do you sell fewer hard drives but make more profit? Let's ask ... Western Digital

Nameless Faceless Computer User
Megaphone

q: How do you sell fewer hard drives but make more profit?

a: Layoff your employees.

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Looking for laxatives, miss? Shoppers stalked via smartphone Wi-Fi

Nameless Faceless Computer User
Big Brother

You will never win

The company failed to see what Apple did years ago - offer a shiny "apple" in exchange for loss of privacy. Want album cover art? Let them snoop your music collection. Want to use Siri? Let the company monitor your social habits. Want live traffic updates? Let the company sniff your GPS location.

You don't need high tech gadgets to track people movements. Casinos have been tracking people using facial recognition for years. Kraft and Adidas are on record that they will be installing this technology in the future.

Turn your wifi and location services off for all anyone cares. Try turning off your face.

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Target settles with MasterCard for US$19 million

Nameless Faceless Computer User

I set up my American Express account to send a text message for every transaction. One transaction came in from a dating site around 2am. Hmmmmm. I logged into the banking website and immediately reported the transaction as fraudulent. I was greeted with a message to say that I cannot dispute transactions until my statement comes in, 3 weeks later.

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US hospital boffins demo cancer-busting smartphone kit

Nameless Faceless Computer User

Perfect for employee screenings to eliminate those pesky high medical insurance bills by rejecting applicants who have the potential for cancer.

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Yes, AT&T, you do have to go to court with the FTC

Nameless Faceless Computer User

Been there and done that

It wouldn't be the first time I was ripped off by AT&T, only to have them be the subject of a lawsuit. I got a lovely $25 calling card out of the deal. Well, what did you expect? A REFUND?!

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$10,000 Ethernet cable promises BONKERS MP3 audio experience

Nameless Faceless Computer User
Joke

I've seen these

Now available at your local RadioShack store.

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Bankruptcy could see RadioShack close doors for good – report

Nameless Faceless Computer User

They have their place

I dug out a flashlight from the back of the closet which was loaded with fresh batteries in the mid-80's. I was prepared for the worst as I flipped on the switch. To my amazement, the flashlight still worked. I opened it to find 2 30yo RadioShack brand C batteries with no signs of leakage and still with some juice in them. There's something you don't see every day.

By contrast, I was stuck for a USB printer cable. RadioShack sold me a gold plated cable for $25 bucks.

There's a lot of room for improvement.

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'Revenge porn' bully told not to post people's nude pics online. That's it. That's his punishment

Nameless Faceless Computer User

The Golden Rule

In the U.S., we operate on the "Golden Rule" i.e. "He who makes the gold makes the rules." He made money therefore there is a market for what he was doing. The FTC is reluctant to punish those who make a profit because: If he was doing something wrong then people would not have paid money to support his efforts.

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Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

Nameless Faceless Computer User
Unhappy

Forbidden Fruit

Oh no. Now I won't be able to watch this silly movie. I hope Sony Pictures is insured so they don't loose any money. All of this talk of terrorism and banning the movie makes me want to see it more than ever.

/sarcasm

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DEATH fails to end mobile contract: Widow forced to take HUBBY's ASHES into shop

Nameless Faceless Computer User

Re: Untrustworthy automatic billing

Here in U.S., the cell phone company continues to bill you and ruins your credit rating while you write letters to the Public Service Commission. They in turn forward your letters back to the cell phone company who turns the matter over for collection. You are forbidden from taking them to court, by law, and your only option is to enter arbitration in front of an arbitrator who is hired by the cell phone company you are fighting with.

Resistance is futile.

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Dark side of the DUNE: Probot snaps shadowy comet surface selfie

Nameless Faceless Computer User

Re: LMFAO

If we harvest the ice we could bring it back to earth to reduce global warming.

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Amazon: Put our ALWAYS ON MICROPHONE in your house, please. WHAT?

Nameless Faceless Computer User

Re: Lunacy

The same people who bought Google Glasses

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You! AT&T! The only thing 'unlimited' about you is your CHEEK, growl feds

Nameless Faceless Computer User

Dont' get excited

Suits against large corporations often result in end users getting $5 bucks off their next bill, 1 free DVD rental, or something else equally lame.

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iPhone 6 shunned by fanbois in Apple's GREAT FAIL of CHINA

Nameless Faceless Computer User

Who wants a thin phone?

I'm waiting for the model which is 4x thicker and has a 3-day battery life.

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iPhone owners EARN MORE THAN YOU, says mobile report

Nameless Faceless Computer User

iPhone owners are smarter, better looking, better educated, and have more fun than Android users.

Survey sponsored by Apple Inc.

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Plane grounded so cops can cuff semi-legless passenger

Nameless Faceless Computer User

How is her current state of employment relevant to the story?

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'iPhone 6' survives FRENZIED STABBING. Truly, it is the JESUS Phone

Nameless Faceless Computer User

Learn to replace the glass

Glass has a certain feel under my touch which plastic fails to provide. If that means I risk having to replace it, then it's a "quality of life" issue which I am ready to accept.

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Intel, Ford: Project Mobii will harpoon unsafe, unauthorized drivers

Nameless Faceless Computer User

Never happen

First, you need to find someone dumb enough to buy a Ford.

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Creepy battery-operated TEDDY BEAR SEX TOY. Sadly, this is for real

Nameless Faceless Computer User

One thing tho...

I see absolutely nothing wrong with it... except one thing. During the promotional video, the company was name dropping Disney as using the same manufacturer. Bad idea. Nobody messes with the mouse. It will get ugly. You will loose.

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US bloke raises $250k to build robo-masturbation device

Nameless Faceless Computer User
FAIL

I've seen this same design sold elsewhere for far less.

Take out a personal ad instead. It's cheaper and more rewarding in the long run.

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Glassholes beware: This guy's got your number

Nameless Faceless Computer User
Big Brother

Google Glasses is one of the worst inventions ever conceived. It provides no useful images, scrapes away our last best hope for privacy from security cameras, traffic cameras, cell phone cameras, street view cameras, ATM cameras, nanny cameras, and dash cameras. Now let's all just record everything we see all the time. Why?

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After 13 year console ban Xbox One set for official launch in China

Nameless Faceless Computer User

The Xbox One will feature, by default, an always-on, works-in-the-dark, microphone and camera that’s constantly connected to the internet and 300,000 servers. I wouldn't want in my home and it should be banned in any country.

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FCC seeks $48K fine from mobile phone-jamming driver

Nameless Faceless Computer User

On the one hand, I was planning to do this myself. How many times have I looked up at someone tailgating to see the top of his head as he was distracted with typing text messages at 60mph. No matter how good of a driver you think you are, you're not that good.

In front of me, I saw a distracted driver slam right into the guard rail from the left lane. There were parts flying off his truck. He must have received a phone call.

But on the other hand, people need to work this out for themselves. If we continue to make laws which govern every aspect of our lives we will never mature as a society.

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Uh oh! Here comes the first bug in the Windows 8.1 Update

Nameless Faceless Computer User

Re: lol

The ability to develop software and the aptitude to sell software belong to two different skill sets.

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Five-year-old discovers Xbox password bug, hacks dad's Live account

Nameless Faceless Computer User
Big Brother

close call

Thankfully, no music was downloaded.

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That's it, we're all really OLD: Google's Gmail is 10 ALREADY

Nameless Faceless Computer User
FAIL

Want to make it better?

Want to make gmail better? Add folders. Threads suck.

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iPhone 6 FEELS your heat, wetness... and it'll TELL Apple – report

Nameless Faceless Computer User
FAIL

pointless

There is no purpose to detect the temperature and humidity in my front pocket. It will be warm and average humidity.

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Apple granted patent for two-faced iPhone with wraparound touchscreen

Nameless Faceless Computer User
FAIL

Great design

Guaranteed to crack the first time you drop it while no case can fit it. Design inspiration brought to us by the chicken egg.

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Give hackers your data, says former RSA man

Nameless Faceless Computer User

Not exactly original

The technique is called the "sacrificial lamb" where hackers are allowed to break into a machine with fake data, leaving the real server untouched.

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1.1 MILLION customers' credit card data was swiped in Neiman Marcus breach

Nameless Faceless Computer User
FAIL

I wonder if they're in danger of running out of numbers?

With the first four digits identifying the bank, and a few digits for a checksum, considering there are retired numbers, are the banks in danger of running out of unique credit card numbers any time soon?

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