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You heard right: Huawei's making phones in Chennai

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That would be because Chennai is world famous for their tacos... would cause too much confusion.

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I want to remotely disable Londoners' cars, says Met's top cop

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Re: We're all in the Matrix now

SHUT UP!

I'm picturing clouds of drone wasps orbiting London with one occasionally detaching from the Cloud to attack... I mean protect and serve something.

And That, Sir, Is Fucked Up.

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Re: Because Criminals will follow the rules?

Fuck all that - get new car and rip the PCU, BCU, etc out and retrofit an old school carbbed V6-V8 into it. That would be much, much easier, and you wouldn't have to worry about some bit you missed shielding.

Solves the EMP/EMF and blending into traffic issues.

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Apple guilty in iPhone ringtone patent rip-off battle with Sony, Nokia

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Feel free to go for it, take them down, Americans don't like them either.

Edited to say: More than a few feel events are out of control. I vote every time, but the inevitable but, anyone new is assimilated into the Washington/Silicon Valley Borg upon arrival.

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Is Tesla telling us the truth over autopilot spat?

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I assert that the legacy automotive companies have generations of legal experience rather than engineering expertise.

I submit as exhibit A: over a decade of accidents and deaths due to GM's faulty ignition switch. For a penny detent plunger that was millimeters too short...

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Using a thing made by Microsoft, Apple or Adobe? It probably needs a patch today

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Patched, now won't boot...

Windows7 Pro Toughbook - running diagnostics now...

Bastards.

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VW Dieselgate engineer sings like a canary: Entire design team was in on it – not just a few bad apples, allegedly

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Re: Disgusted

'The US doesn't care about fuel economy and huge parts of the country doesn't believe in CO2 so they have many more ridiculously inefficient petrol engines'.

Actually, it was acid rain from particulates in the 70's that drove the US/Congress to gas (or petrol) engines over diesel engines.

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Tesla to stop killing drivers: Software update beamed to leccy cars

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Re: I wonder how well the system deals with potholes.

It's cold patch that get's pounded out of a pothole within hours/days, meant for temporary repair until weather gets better or hot patch truck comes around*.

*Did road construction/maintenance in my younger, wilder, days...

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Google breaks heart, White Knight falls off horse

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I feel slightly better....

Paying $90 a month for 15GB data over a satellite in a state established in 1792... but not by much.

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WhatsApp is to hand your phone number to Facebook

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Re: Moving over to telegram

What about BBM?

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Both HPs allegedly axed people just for being old, California court told

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Re: It happened to me...

Eh, you'll see a check for $10 a couple of years from now...

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You shrunk the database into a .gz and the app won't work? Sigh

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Re: Replace tape

OP has a valid point - mention anything negative about Obama, Hillary, <insert progressive sacred cow here>, and the downvotes multiply like rabbits. Not Reddit-level SWJism, but still present in different forms.

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ISS astronauts begin spacewalk to install new docking adapter

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Headmaster

It's 'spacecraft' not 'spacecrafts'

Expected at the Daily Fail, but not here... get your shit together, eh?

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My headset is reading my mind and talking behind my back

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Blue lights etc

Not sure about the blue light keeping you up at night, I get blue displays because the blue light *doesn't* sear my eyeballs in darkness. Back in the eighties in the Army, we went from red to blue lights because it was easier on the eyes at night (19K20), made me a believer.

For road illumination, I prefer white/white headlights over the regular yellowish headlights - that blue, and now I've been seeing pink, is pretty horrible.

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IT delays helped derail UK's historic child sexual abuse inquiry

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Off topic

The lead picture on top of the story is fucking beautiful! I don't say that much, but at first glance I thought it was a painting, but no, a great camera shot.

Kudos to the photographer - went ahead and saved it for future reference.

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Baffled Scots cops call in priest to deal with unruly spirits

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Leveling Kansas?

Place is so flat now they only need one cell tower for Kansas and most of Nebraska....

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The curious case of a wearables cynic and his enduring fat bastardry

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Car head unit remotes

They don't seem to make sense either until you realize the manufacturer put functions in it that the faceplate does not have access to. Bastards. Velcroed the fucker to the dash so I wouldn't lose it.

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'I found the intern curled up on the data centre floor moaning'

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Re: 'You're lucky I could work out how to answer my phone.'

Or when you fall asleep with your hands/arms under your head, THEY fall asleep, and you can't answer your phone even if you wanted to...

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Business users force Microsoft to back off Windows 10 PC kill plan

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Re: FTFY!

Dell sells the fuck out of Windows 10-marked-and-serial Windows 7 Pro (actual) systems - so I'm pretty sure MS's numbers will be off by a long shot because Dell cannot be the only ones doing it.

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Veedub flub hubbub stubs car-jack hack flap

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Pirate

'oh, and the keys are a tricky steel side-milled key most key machines can't duplicate.'

Hmm, I'm thinking I could 3d print it... would need a good image though.

edit... holy shit this is old! lol

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update crashing under Avast antivirus update

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Re: Avast problems?

I haven't used Avast! since it ate a couple of WinXP 64bit installations... don't need to be bit by a snake more than twice before they're KOS to me.

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BlackBerry DTEK 50: How badly do you want a secure Android?

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Re: Fingerprint Snesor ? WTF!!!!

Keep in mind the US Supreme Court says law enforcement can make you give up your fingerprint to unlock your phone - phones locked via pin, pattern, or password are constitutionally protected under ordinary circumstances (no T word attached) via 5th Amendment.

Something to think about.

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Calling all Droids: BlackBerry’s giving away the Hub

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Great timing, El Reg

Picked up an Asus ZenPad z8 last week and found the Blackberry launcher, hub, et al elsewhere - works great, but I'll rip it all out again to give Blackberry (actual) $12 a year if that's what it takes to keep them alive until they pull their respective heads out of their asses. Yes, I'm *still* bitching about $720 Priv even though I'm happy as fuck with my LG G5, which is hella better hardware-wise than the Priv.

The security of Blackberry with better hardware? Oh fuck yes!

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Windows 10 grabs 22 per cent desktop market share in a year

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Re: Bit Miffed..

It's slightly misleading. Google has been very aggressive in the placement of Chromebooks and Google Classrooms in US public schools. It would follow that a higher representation of ChromeOS would be seen on Federal sites.

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US state sues Comcast for $100m in row over 'worthless' repair plans

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Kim Kardashian is absolutely relevant. Story Time.

About 12 years ago, I was at work when my girlfriend*, who was having Comcast internet installed in her apartment, called me up all rattled, and wanted advice. A disappointed Comcast installer had just left her place after his 'Comcast Customer Satisfaction Survey' went sour and she demanded he GTFO right the fuck now. Our intrepid married** professional Comcast installer decided that by demonstrating that www.persiankitties.com loaded right up in her browser, he would have something to submit to 'Dear Penthouse Forum'... Fucker... I have the flexibility to schedule my own work so I dropped everything and went over to her apartment to see what i could see. Motherfucker left digital fingerprints all over her computer, even checked his email. Slack-jawed, STUPID, Motherfucker.

Before I was off the phone, he was no longer an employee of Comcast.

*Ended up making an honest woman of her.

**days later, stressed woman stops at daycare where girlfriend works to pick up her child, seems her husband just got fired from Comcast a few days ago because some bitch falsely claimed he made 'sexual advances' to her and how it was so much bullshit and blah blah blah... Small World.

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Re: Wow, In America...

...pure misdirection - WA AG recently completed a fact-finding tour at the US AG convention in Las Vegas, learned his services were severely undervalued by Comcast lobbyists as compared to other state AG's. Didn't even make the median of 50 states. Embarrassing.

Political equivalent of penis waving.

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Android's latest patches once again remind us: It's Nexus or bust if you want decent security

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Re: A pleasant surprise

The G5 just got another update July 27 - Home with app drawer is available on the G5 now too.

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Huawei P9 Plus: Leica-toting flagship gets a big brother

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'As to the software experience'

Just stop saying/typing/thinking that.

With all the emotional scarring that has occurred over Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, with Microsoft turning a relatively decent OS into Malware_As_A_Service, the reading/speaking of 'experiences' of any sort concerning Windows IT makes my eyes bleed.

You keep your damn 'user experiences' to yourself and I won't yell 'Bingo' at the next fucking marketing meeting. Fair?

On topic: The LG G5 just got a vanillaish Marshmallow launcher w/app drawer back on the latest system update - I'm staying with the original, grown used to it and it works pretty good imo.

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What's long, hard and full of seamen? The USS Harvey Milk

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"PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS PENIS BOOBS !!!!!"

I thought it was Carlos Danger got in a little wiener trouble over that?

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My Microsoft Office 365 woes: Constant crashes, malware macros – and settings from Hell

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"Google's mail client can only be described as the result of colliding MC Escher with Dr Seuss while simultaneously tearing a whole into multiple alternate space-times, allowing for an unpredictable and constantly shifting non-Euclidean design philosophy."

I think the word you're looking for is 'beta'...

Has Google ever finished anything?

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The return of (drone) robot wars: Beware of low-flying freezers

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Can't wait...

Everything else you can buy at Amazon... zero issues. Auto parts? Nope, not happening, no way, no how. Just don't bother because whomever packs these boxes could give a flying fuck.

Last shipment score was 4-$10 Denso iridium spark plugs cracked, 1 dented oil filter, wrong viscosity Mobil1 synthetic oil, all packed in the same box, loose. Between Amazon India support and Amazon US support 'correcting' the issue, ended up with 7 broken Denso spark plugs, 3 oil filters, one dented, six makeup brushes broken (don't ask me, wife slipped those in there somehow), and one Denso spark plug refunded. I gave up after the next three spark plugs arrived broken, so I packed everything up in one box and shipped it back, which caused issues with their refund system, because you can only have 'X' amount of refunds per shipment, and blah fucking blah...

3 weeks later, everything is straight - Moral of Story: Don't buy auto parts from Amazon.

Why did I tell you all this? How much trouble\laws broken if you detained a drone for improper shipment of paid-for goods?

Asking for a friend...

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Windows 10 pain: Reg man has 75 per cent upgrade failure rate

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Re: Blessing in disguise?

Linux Mint runs great on an ancient Acer Aspire One netbook that my 13 year old daughter runs around with -> Chromium, Thunderbird, and LibreOffice is all she needs for her Calvert home school education program and social stuff.

Just the first I plan on converting over since Microsoft decided to go rogue with it's Windows 10 Malware_As_A_Service Anniversary update... who the hell do they think they are? I mean, damn.

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Ditch your Macs, Dell tells EMC staff

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Re: XPS aren't gaming machines

The XPS line *were* Dell's gaming rigs before they bought out Alienware. History.

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Did Donald Trump really just ask Russia to hack the US govt? Yes, he did

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Re: Treason

*pedant alert*

You honestly believe a man who can give a speech for over an hour and not make a string together a single meaningful sentence knows anything about how email works?

Shall I explain it to you then?

/pedant

/coat :-)

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Actually, yes. Any Wall Street type is going to have the SEC watching, always watching. Knowing how email works and the security thereof would be part of the job(security), yes? There's always business competitors watching too.

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Cats, dogs starve as web-connected chow chute PetNet plays dead

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Re: More dead Birds:)

Hit a wild turkey the other day - I'm pretty sure it tried to take me out in a murder-suicide effort.

I was doing about 50mph up in the mountains and watched this large bird *turn around* as it was walking *off* the road and launch itself literally at my face. However, this wild turkey vastly underestimated the strength of my windshield in it's murder-suicide attempt and went *poof* HARD on the glass, I ducked (?lmao) out of sheer 'IT'S COMING RIGHT FOR ME' response and saw a bunch of feathers in my rear view mirror behind me, not sure where it landed. Half expected to find it in the bed of my truck. Nope.

**the one with bloody feathers all over the damn thing...

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World religions stake out positions on Pokemon Go

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Re: Gotta Damn Them All (To Hell) !

Hmmm, that could be a fun 'Where's Pikachu' PS battle using Saudi PR pics...*

*well now, spelchk corrected my 'Pikkachu'... how did spelchk know? <shivers>

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Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

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Re: Just have to add this..

"If only it were possible to make a Galaxy Quest 2. Star Trek is just USA in space :("

The Federation is not supposed to be :(

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Nitwit has fit over twit hit: Troll takes timeless termination terribly

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Re: Still don't get it.

You can also mute and block people who bother you, it's not like you have to sit there and take abuse from anyone.

I, however, have been blocked by Trump. I'm ok with that.

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How's this for irony? US Navy hit with $600m software piracy claim

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LMFAO!

'During that time, Bitmanagement says it disabled the copy-protection software on BS Geo at the Navy's request.'

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahaaaaahahahahahahaha!!! <cough cough ackkk>

WTF did Bitmanagement think was going to happen? The US Navy, just like every other organization, have these animated two-legged noisy things called 'humans', and they do stuff like that. All the time.

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Hacker shows Reg how one leaked home address can lead to ruin

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Disappointing

I like to believe I'm competent, but have zero illusions that I'm some kind of expert*, yet the methods used here by Nixxer are pretty old hat. Other avenues of approach exist that are somewhat easier to exploit and less obvious.

I was hoping for something different/new.

*Evidently I'm a 'bad-tempered hacker' according to Tennessee's 10th Judicial DA - I've sent methods/open security issues to 'all the right people', yet I'm the bad guy. I wonder why I even bother, no one listens until they get hit hard by the black hats. <throws hands in the air> fuck it.

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Shock: Apple patents the phone book

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Re: CF-53 Toughbook....

I'm thinking adding voice calls is just software - antennas thread through the hinges, right up either side of the touchscreen, so you're correct about the novelty.

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CF-53 Toughbook....

... the one right here in my lap, has a cellular connection built in (Sierra Wireless Broadband module), works nice.

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Handover of US internet control to ICANN officially blocked in Republican policy

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Well? Don't be a terrorist then!

;)

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What keeps former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani awake at night?

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Cyber.

Isn't it time to retire this word?

'That word, I don't think it means what you think it means...'

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Blighty's Coastguard goes into battle against waterborne Pokemon

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Critical thinking?

Go for the two-fer by mounting your phone to a drone (DroneFone? MINE!), then going out to these areas..

Remember to clone your phone before you mount it to the drone... need to control these things within reason, eh? I can't wait to show all those stupid trainers...

<fuckaduck>Remember when you only had to deal with people texting while driving? Those were the days, eh?</fuckaduck>

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What will laws on self-driving cars look like? Think black boxes and 'minimum attention'

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Re: walking in front with a red flag

Aren't you asking quite a bit from people who wipe hard drives with a cloth?

-the one with ssd(s) in the pockets...

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'Black box' already exists AFAIK

My 2003 Dodge Ram pickup had one - when it was wrecked, insurance company, Chrysler, various investigators, etc, could tell me what speed, when the brakes were applied after the rear impact, then why the airbags didn't deploy upon the frontal impact (75' ravine/tree(s))... Oblique angle on impact didn't register on sensors, thus driver eating steering wheel and windshield... But I digress...

Anyway, the black box is already covered.

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If we can't find a working SCSI cable, the company will close tomorrow

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SCO is *not* dead...

... like ya'll seem to think.

I have a client with a (currently) 2013 Dell Precision SCO Linux tower server doing inventory and POS duties, with WLAN Windows XP/then Win7SP1 full workstation terminals since at least 2005. Surprised to see SCO Linux back then IIRC. Whole system gets security updates/software updates on a quarterly basis, too.

Somebody is maintaining it, I'll check on Monday what level the server is at.

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Gaming apps, mugging and bad case of bruised Pokéballs

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Strikes me of enhanced reality...

...and that's fucking Brilliant! I hope whomever the individual or team is gets lasciviously compensated for the whole damn idea. (zero sarcasm, 98% Admiration). Next step is a Google Glass kind of connection where the game feed is interlaced within your current visual reality with RL obstacles. Imagine a scene with a line of two hundred people waiting for that play 'Hamilton' in NYC, tuxes and tail, where four out of fifty people wearing ordinary-looking glasses suddenly react to a pokemon, Master Chief, Angry Bird, etc. Totally insane, but brilliant.

The 2% is Oh Shit. Mounting evidence from the beginning of this tech/game, is demonstrating that once again, some/most humans are stupid, and are in an intense competition to earn a Darwin Award. I admit to being interested in playing PokemonGO!, but am equally interested in remaining a control in my family's experimentation/fascination with the game - mind you, there are two Samsung Note3's currently rubberbanded to blades of the ceiling fan in the front room, spinning constantly. Yeah, it's like that - in my family's best interest to be the designated driver/mover/breadwinner atm.

Reminds me of the 'Futurama' episode with Mom's EyePhone - crashing spaceships and all. Enhanced Reality... pretty badass if your current reality is physically safe.

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In these troubling times, senators unite to end America's big divide – rural v urban broadband

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Political Theatre

These shameless SOB's, and one in particular, dumped $Billions$ into 'Rural Broadband Infrastructure' not six years ago after the banking fiasco. Care to know what it did?

Purchased thousands of satellite dishes for 'internet broadband', no money down, no contract, and large data caps.No fiber laid, no upgraded equipment. Satellites.

This is another reason for lobbyists and corporations like Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, Google, et al to share their love with senators and congresscritters - under the pretense of helping the motherfucking children.

*DISCLAIMER: Ask me again, I'll tell you what I really think - 404. Author wishes to convey that he is in no way related to *any* of those SOB's in any way, has been on a AT&T DSL waiting list from 2007 to this very minute, all while being molested by the two satellite 'broadband internet' company multi-year contracts, limited data allowances, and charges, Charges, CHARGES! Fuckers.

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