* Posts by Keven E.

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Can't stop Home Depot-style card pwning, but suppliers will feel PCI regulation pain

Keven E.

There's something missing

"I can tell the sales staff not to write a customers credit card number down in a book, but they will still do it. I'm in no position to discipline them, or keep tabs on them all day to ensure they comply."

It sounds like your in charge enough to feel you should "tell them", but not enough to "discipline them"... yet you know that"they still do it"? Hmmmmm..... here's a helping hand policy to start with: "Three strikes and you're out." If you are "in charge" they must know they are risking your *situation (as well as their own).

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ICANN HACKED: Intruders poke around global DNS innards

Keven E.

"Well, 'cracker' is a racial epithet in the US, that's why the press avoids it."

As in a "whip cracker"? So... blacks using it is calling white people "slave owners"? It's been quite a while since the literal reality, but if it's a substitute for outright calling them "racists", sad to say, but there's a good chance they are accurate. I'm with Khaptain.

What's a "colt"? <wink>

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Google must free us from 'invisible web of our personal data' – DPA

Keven E.

Human data?

I can't wait to hear the story that (all) three major credit reporting agency's have been hacked and all human, private data is no longer.

... that should tank the big data market. <snicker>

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Keven E.

Actually...

Yes. The print is too small.....and, MS came to mind immediately as I read (clearly *they aren't alone)

Default values should not be "opt in". How about 15million a month until you provide us with a working "opt out" page?

Free service, my arse.

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Creating more harmony around end user computing

Keven E.

Re: End user computing is like retail

"without this we are losing sales"

BULLHOCKEY!

More specifically... and I have the logs to prove it... let's take a look at the percentage of personal content that you use work email for... some data that doesn't involve your "opinion".

So, after review, the answer is "with that, you waste our time and resources on the internet+personal emails during work hours, and you certainly don't (almost never) connect in and do work after hours to balance things out". Your *need to be plugged in 24 hours a day doesn't have anything to do with supporting your work ethic.

You're fired and so is your so-called supervisor.

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.Bank hires Symantec to check credentials

Keven E.

unfreakingbelievable

"....and a check that the registrant is not on any blacklists."

It's like crime fighting on the late 60's TV Batman.

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MEPs want 'unbiased search', whatever that is – they're not sure either

Keven E.

Creativity rules!

Paid for gets *unbiased -vs- unpaid for receives *biased. Some kinda business plan must be allowed for... this *seems to work... kinda.... for half of us... probably... maybe not...

How about a mandatory3... no, 4... no.... 5 word search/fields... then just deliver the results in custom order (eg. sort by a number of different "whatever you choose" guidelines) which can be changed every time and/or follow a default value set for your browser/user combo. Then you only have (well more of) yourself to blame about the results. Actually... that should be available now just to see how consistent the current results are.

Aren't they already following "trending" (so-to-speak) and having pre-compiled search results delivered... even if just to speed things up and ease up concurrent processing requests? (disregarding issues with how it was compiled in the first place). You can't expect them to do everything and offer it *free... can you?

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ATTACK OF THE DRONES: ‘Nefarious’ private use rising, says top Blighty copper

Keven E.

Re: Blocker

I'd always figured I'd end up getting a conceal and carry permit so I can defend myself from the coming "thief drones" with a fuselage mounted cannon... DRONE: "This is a stick-up. Put the lotion... I mean, wallet in the basket, or I'll shoot".

I figure I have a split second to drop and roll and fire, yet, I realize now all I'll need is either signal blocker or a chain mail glove to just grab it out of the air. Or, perhaps, a netting launch gun... or maybe a really big fly swatter...

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Obama HURLS FCC under train, GUTPUNCHES ISPs in net neut battle

Keven E.
Alien

General chaos

More of a (knee) jerk reaction to marketing always getting its frickin mitts into centralized data/tracking systems. That sucking sound ain't from you getting *content. <snort> It goes deeper than that, but I'll stop now before I...

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Keven E.

Re: Net neutrality: the already solved problem

"S.I.P. traffic has a QOS tag so that it always wins over torrents. Netflix could also get a QOS tag so that it doesn't start lagging when a download is started. "

And where does VPN (ie. unidentified) traffic fit in all that?

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Keven E.

Re: Class of Service and Pandora

Those differences themselves may be the value delivered for difference in price (cost of running a 24/7 customer service center + employees awaiting asleep or watching late night telly/Netflix while endless pizza's arrive) but it doesn't explain the reduction of bandwidth to businesses for the price. Since they can generally anticipate a consistent usage from the business side, they can reasonably "guarantee" you won't have any service degradation (or certainly won't notice it). COS management has already removed most any "net neutrality" from application... pretty much everywhere. Treating it as Title II is just opening the court doors for judges (mostly lawyers, tho) to bring definitions of "unjust or unreasonable discrimination in charges, practices, classifications, regulations, facilities, or services" into the 21st century. That quote describes the pandora's boxes which have already been opened. I'm not saying I wouldn't welcome *neutrality... seems a bit late. It would create a hell of a lot of govmnt. jobs to attempt to enforce it, tho. <snicker>

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Re: "Akamai and other CDNs accidentally outlawed"

Good riddance!

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Having a Web Summit? Get some decent Wi-Fi!

Keven E.

Spoiled brats

20000+ expectations of ego gratification... all attempting vpns through a single wifi so they can wank off their latest video kit. Nothing *summit about it.

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IT JOB OUTSOURCING: Will it ever END?

Keven E.

Societal progress by definition can't be uneven

I question the suggestion that the progress of society has prosperity at its core. Plain and simple: "richness" is subjective. A decent-quality democratic political system is clearly not attainable when capitalism is a driving force. I don't see society-as-a-whole being supported when the polarization of politics (as I prefer to call it "classholism") is seeking to maintain the status quo of those divisions. This has clearly manifested in the aforementioned quick rise to the 10 to 50 times in global inequality as well as the inequalities that exist in the same (quite efficient) structures (eg. the mailroom and the penthouse). It doesn't seek to progress things from a social perspective. Individual freedoms and private property's are obviously not inherently society building. I'm not saying they couldn't be or never are.

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Knock Knock tool makes a joke of Mac AV

Keven E.

I'll order a round for the bar

It's all about pronunciation.

How is one s'posed to spell punctuation, ashdav?

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Keven E.

Define the definition of is.

"...true malware, which is something you never intended to install or didn't install but it happened through a remote/web exploit."

Don't we need a coupla two tree more parameters for this definition, cuz with just *those it seems quite equatable to a "virus"?

I challenge that the *only difference is that a virus just spreads without you/your machine *doing anything...

... like I just did by opening Pandora's box (snicker).

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Feds seek potential 'second Snowden' gov doc leaker – report

Keven E.

Goal!!!

Oh..... actual Football! (not handegg)

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Keven E.

"So" protective of... definitions of right and left, perhaps.

"But you have to agree that Obama has taken warrantless & illegal surveillance to an unprecedented level."

No, I don't. Obama is just the current figurehead.

"...who are absolutely loath to criticize a Democratic President."

I'd have no problem with it if he actually was Democratic. Way too centrist.

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Keven E.

"I don't think there is a conspiracy to overthrow the first democratic president in a while..."

Irrelevant. Nobody does. Scahil (et.al) is just trying to suck cash out of a controversy... just like most of what Fox news "journalists" report. It's fitting in his picture he's shadowed by a big puppet/statue.

BTW... the rest of the quote is... "more than twice as many as all previous presidents put together." The suggestion that this, as a "policy", is somehow different than any other administration is *bullpuckets. This is bringing the tools available together to do a job, more specifically successful... and pseudo-transparent. Previous presidents would just "disappear" people (wink).

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Keven E.

"Seven criminal prosecutions for national security leaks were instigated during the first five years of Barack Obama's presidency."

Explain the relevancy of this statement without offering a comparison time span of a different presidency.

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Totes AMAZEBALLS! Side boob, binge-watch and clickbait added to Oxford Dictionary

Keven E.

Re: OED is tickling you

Took 'em long enough... OED is the original listicle.

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Marriott fined $600k for deliberate JAMMING of guests' Wi-Fi hotspots

Keven E.

Re: A small step in the right direction

"I remember once plugging my laptop in a switch on a customers' desk, and having IT stand next to me within 15 minutes. Good times..."

A reason to not run a DHCP server? <wink>

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Bring your spade: The BIG DATA Gold Rush has begun

Keven E.

A bag of rocks by any other name...

"...solutions to handle what are now called Big Data problems..."

BINGO!

http://www.bullshitbingo.net/cards/bullshit/

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Keven E.

More bile from the spawn of satan

Marketing trying again to justify their shite attempts at back seat psychology, claiming the one or two successes a year they have as potential ROI gold. If they only had 100,000 times the data available they could somehow prove they're worth the original 1/100,000. Can't you see the potential?

Also, the tech sector infrastructure bubble needs a coat of paint on it because all that unused bandwidth and storage capacity is going to waste... maybe if it was a different shade of mauve. Why won't they just let us all watch movies on another screen at work... and then not only will ad rates go up, we'll have the pedal to the metal... full speed ahead... and trendy, to boot. We do have an unlimited data plan, don't we?

As the BOFH once said (I paraphrase) "Are you listening to the screaming of the fans"?

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Sun of a beach! Java biz founder loses battle to keep his shore private

Keven E.

I wonder...

... how much of the actual beach is included. Surfing up to but not onto the beach would be a bit restrictive.

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Big dinosaur wowed females with its ENORMOUS HOOTER

Keven E.

Here in Chitowne...

... a hooter is an Owl, famous for large *eyes.

I was thinking it had one large eye. <blank stare>

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TOR users become FBI's No.1 hacking target after legal power grab

Keven E.

When it's convenient.

Does anyone really think that the CIA and the FBI don't (or haven't over their histories) "play well" together? Not that they like to let on to it...

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T-Mobile US goes gaga for Wi-Fi calling, AT&T to launch in 2015

Keven E.

WiFi calling

I use T-mobe here in the US. It would save me charged min. against a plan, 'cept I get unlimited as most do. WiFi calling works fine when sitting around the house, but in transit calls have quite a difficult time maintaining continuity... to put it mildly. I don't see that issue being fixed very soon.

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iPhone 6: Advanced features? Pah! Nexus 4 had most of them in 2012

Keven E.

What the.... who wears a watch these days?

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What kind of mugs do you take us for? Malicious sites in spam scams target UK

Keven E.

Some of the worst are ACH users.

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Net neutrality protestors slam the brakes on their OWN websites

Keven E.

Wasted resources

One would think it's in the bill of rights here in the US that you get access to "television". We may have some directive to provide education here, but the percentage of broadband being use for educational purposes is miniscule. Too many morons think knowing what happened to *Batwoman (for the millionth time) is part of the educational process.

... and I just can't wait for the tighty rightys to claim net neutrality toward securing an even share of throughput for creationism videos. When Jimmy and Tammy can't get all 500 million viewers on a Sunday morning to watch anything other than "handegg"... it'll seem like freedom of religion has lost it's importance in the grand scheme of things. <sarcasm>

It's all luxury... and a very large % of people are classholes. The Finns just know how to keep the yelling at each other to a minimum.

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Death of a Salesman: Enough with the marketing already

Keven E.

Functions -vs- Functionality

Point taken, MH. A bit of a knee-jerk reaction, of course.

However, when corporations overshadow smaller companies from either product or personnel perspective, I can't help but anticipating, based on historical precedent, that Fitz-Gibbon's Law is in action.

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Keven E.

I think its a product of consolidation in the fashion industry

It is most certainly NOT "product consolidation in the tech industry". That, in itself, is marketing BS. Stop calling all things about data, storage, processing, transfer, security, integration, production... (the list is quite long)... one subject = "technology". It's not that simple simply because you simplify it to approach a consumer relationship. e.g.The difference between data and its processing has been intentionally blurred by marketers who know very little about the significance and/or applicability of either, but are just trying to sell "cool".

The term is being even further "dumbed down" and turned into an all encompassing "buzzword" by being applied to the simple use of a device, proffering "technological savy" or a certain sense of accomplishment, identity or even knowledge with/of things technical. Leveraging a tool displays one thing. Dependence on a tool, well... quite another.

Following trends is all that is left when you lose the difference between the definitions of "functions" and "functionality".

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Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC

Keven E.

Control Issues

Driven by the spawn of satan itself (read 'marketing') it just irks them to the core that they can't correlate a time, demographic, location and deliver a freakin ad while you are participating in an enjoyable, self chosen event. They couldn't give a flying fark about copyright... the corp exec's need ad revenue. It's what will get them the golden parachute.

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HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE

Keven E.

iRIM

It's why we don't do BYOD here.

- Supervisor - "why did it take 3 hours to get that information I needed?"

- Worker Bee - " Well my iMate had to down load 3 updates one OS patch, one security definition, and 19 app updates, and on each restart there was a 60 second ad I couldn't get past. My ePad was real slow because with the new security patch it was running a full scan and the two sites I went to get that info made me sign up to stop ads from coming up every 5min. I immediately got 13 emails from a hell-spot of vendors, which I sniffed out were all trying to sell me access to same information which I just assigned to... and it took me forever to swim thru the maze of seemingly appropriate content to find the security code the original company sent. At that point I had to register my iTele and wait for them to...

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Experimental hypersonic SUPERMISSILE destroyed 4 SECONDS after US launched it

Keven E.

The only thing(s) you really need to test is the fresh launch processing *equipment, maybe some new fuel and the RC (lol) steering wheel of the weapon. All done within 4 seconds... Oh, and so *enemies can record it happening... just so they know where yall stand.

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The police are WRONG: Watching YouTube videos is NOT illegal

Keven E.

Disorganized

Appointed (certainly not democratically elected) hierarchies of money, power, politics, *intellect, weapons and <ahem> "self-control" will inevitably have organizational leaks (let alone logical ones) to reveal the bullpuck that *such creates. I wonder who's getting fired over this one. Can't police officers be terrorists?

(on loudspeaker from behind) "Pull over!"

Officer walks up to your window

"What seems to be the problem, sir?"

"Your taillight is broken"

" I had no idea, it must have just happened"

" Terrorists. They all say that. Step out of the car..."

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Keven E.

"...or..."

"“music” includes sounds wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats."

I say it's anything I damn well want to define it as... so, who am I to say it doesn't have any specific definition anyone can give... I mean, if this was a democracy of some sorts, then a whole different *story applies.

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Keven E.

Re: The police are WRONG

As will your relatives, neighbours and their relatives.

and

And (apparently) anyone who heard and/or read about you saying it.

That leaves Kevin Bacon about " " this far away from being a terrorist.

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EU justice chief blasts Google on 'right to be forgotten'

Keven E.

"But given the hissy-fit Google seem to have been throwing about this, the only logical conclusion I can draw is that Google want to provide erroneous and irrelevant search results."

Or not want to fork over $ to do it when it costs (basically) nothing to not do it.

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Anonymous threatens to name cop who shot dead unarmed Michael Brown

Keven E.

Yet another BS comment...

"It is a "right of passage" of gangs to kill a cop or some bystander."

Yet another piece of blanket.

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Keven E.

Re: What happened to the principle of...

"Everytime Obama gets criticized, someone pulls out the race card to hide behind because he can't stand the scrutiny."

Another idiotic blanket statement from a reactionary. When will it ever end.

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Twitter can trigger psychosis in users

Keven E.

Re: Joking aside

I thought the phrase went:

"Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean that they aren't out to get you".

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EU's top data cops to meet Google, Microsoft et al over 'right to be forgotten'

Keven E.

Even furthermore

"At least in the US, the legal system governing personal information has become so convoluted that it is virtually impossible for to assign accountability."

Just wait until the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement (being negotiated in Brussels this week) "enshrines" the investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS).

That should clear some things up.

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Will the next US-EU trade pact prevent Brussels acting against US tech giants?

Keven E.

Nice grouping

"...if trade barriers are put up for entirely political reasons, that detrimentally affect importers, then they should have some recourse."

Not to hinder the definition of "political" too much (lol)... it's the only reason(s) to put up trade barriers.

It sounds like the EU is blindly following the bs of their litigist, capitalist overlords here in the US. Don't you guys value any "sovereignty"?

It's a sad day for individual rights in general. No, corporations aren't people because 5 out of 9 appointees think that has "justice" written all over it. More tax money going to corporations.

I can see this... not so far in the future... creating more monopolies and undetectable insider trading gone rampant.

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How about... along with that law... the capital gains tax should (increase to) be the inverse of the national growth rate. How else are *governments gonna pay out the flood of new national debt?

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Obama prepares to crawl up NSA's ass with microscope

Keven E.

Security as a consumer product

Gene - Please talk to some people 1000 miles away in two land based directions. I have a problem with it. All the people I talk to have a problem with it. It's clearly not primarilly about protecting from an attack. If we actually had a democracy I'd be more than willing to offer service to defend it. It's about controlling the consumer and protecting them from being further educated with ideas and/or ideals that arent capitalist and support the status quo... as if *that's more democratic than religiousness, sexism or racism <sarcasm>. It's all about that special friend of the industry of military... the "spawn of satan" as it's known 'round these parts: marketing. So if we can all just remove all prejudice from a system, assign each of us a number, then we only have to worry about the relative value of the currency or resources from which we garner data... and here we are.

When more than 50% of the population actually vote for something (not 50% of that miniscule number that turns out to vote) we'll start having something that begins to represent a democracy. Until then... "protection" (not security) will just go to the highest bidders.

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Keven E.

Feint and counterfeint - got any spare change?

All the time they are doing this they are also meeting to decide what the "ground rules" (sic) will be to allow drones to fly over US soil... and not just military ones... corporate, law enforcement, delivery vehicles (need your drycleaning brought to the office?)

It will, as is predicted by many, become man-vs-machines... right after it becomes man-vs-man controlled machines.

It's becoming even more obvious how power corrupts under the guise of "but this is the definition of success". Unfortunately, this is only the maintenance of status quo. "Change" my arse.

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Upgraded 3D printed rifle shoots 14 times before breaking

Keven E.

This is AI

Let's look to the future. C'mon we are already up to 14 shots!

The year is 2200 2100. Everyone has the ability to build anything. Once the need to purchase physical things is removed (for the most part) and reduced us to "equals", and economies will colapse and it'll just be about food and shelter (clothing is a shelter). Why wouldn't they make it so I can "print" a bar of soap? I don't think we'll be so quick to accept the printed "apple slices", but, eh!

...so...

The fact is that your printer is on the "internet" and when I think you need a shower, I'll print you up a bar of soap and throw in some deodorant <hint>. Better yet, the government will know when it's time you had a shower and just keep the doors locked on all the places you like to go to in the "public sector" until you get that stench of cigarettes and booze off of you... because we can't have anyone sueing the government because we are responsible but didn't protect them from the deadly *cancer molecules emminating from your filthy "orra".

Yet, you no longer have to go to school to learn how that "do-hickey" works or what kind of tollerances are need to make sure the "thing-a-ma-bob" on the end of that "whatcha-ma-call-it" spins freely... but not so free as to self-destruct and pieces fly off withy deadly force. Your job: just make sure the bucket is full of lubricant. You know the lubricant that was administered by the automated drop-delivery system, which of course has a computer monitored never ending supply of pre- packaged, shipped, conveyer-blelted, knozzled buckets ready to be automatically installed behind it in line. If that bucket becomes empty then the automated supply chain has failed and the system only has 15 more days of droplets before those ball-berrings dry up.

We won't even need to educate somone on how to change the bucket, just find out where along the supply chain something failed. If it was a human who failed, well, we either mark the job for replacement with a (better) machine or replace the human with a better human (we of course shoot that human in the head with the gun we can print). As the amount of steps/processes become more specialized and a lot more of them, and as more humans being replaced by machinery, eventually there will be a time that the *bigger humans in charge (think Matrix) will create systems to eliminate all the humans in between, and of course, turn that job over to the machines.

There is, however, still hope because it'll always be a human on both ends that has "will(s) to live". Even if we can already see that everything in between is already a form of artificial *intelligence.

Just having fun.

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FCC votes to bring faster internet to US schools

Keven E.

The US government's planned "freedoms"

The status quo is still selling the bullshit line that using the internet makes you smarter... they've clearly been successful making idiots feel good. It's quite rare (for the most part bullshit, as well) that you can get an education using a computer interface. You may be able to gather facts, and have it "compute" for you, but people learn from people and the most important thing they learn from other people is how to learn. They actually called it a "smart phone" for a reason, not a smart person tool... the achievment for technology is already there. The only reason for more bandwidth is to make the internet dumber (i.e. keep pushing pretty pictures and advertisement)... more and more in "motion picture form". They have to keep a certain % of thier own populace dumb... who else would continue to buy the poop culture produced? Or continue to vote for either of the two halves of the same basic "capitalist" party and still believe there's a significant choice? C'mon... don't you also want to be cool?

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Hardware hacker unifies 15 retro consoles in format frenzy

Keven E.

I can do 3500 hours in my sleep!

What... no C64?

It's a shame about the curtains.

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