* Posts by MyBackDoor

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Dot-com is dead. Long live dot-com

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Re: Big Turkey?!

"It lets anyone use its domain registry for free which can result in lots of scams."

You should be more clear on this, sounds FUD'ish. To be clear, there is more scams running on .com or infected computers with no domain than there is .tk by magnitudes.

Truthfully, domains aren't like real land, nothing at all. So if you can't keep 50 visitors a month to your domain, why should you be able to keep it? Or better put, would it really be hindering to lose it and just register another? 50 isn't a lot, and if you can't maintain 50, you should consider if someone else can and release for them to try (instead of squatting for money like an asshole). However, the internet has now been fully commercialized because corporations do not like healthy competition.

10 years ago I would think "internet", now I think "intercorp".

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Apple's Beats, Google, and Sony hammered with unpaid royalty claim

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Re: Copyright law only

"If you listen to it, there's your explanation why someone should be compensated for it, 43 years later."

Then someone owes SERIOUS money to some Sumerian family from 3,400 years ago. If they can get the RIAA to pay them, they'd be around $102.43 (Canadian) richer.

http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/the-oldest-song-in-the-world.html

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Re: Copyright law only

"If it crawls like a mouse, and squeaks like a mouse..."

That mouse needs to be put down, it's rabid.

It has dug it's claws into everything it can find and has corrupted it. And like already mentioned, it has stolen so much to only lock up what it has stolen. If the original creator was around to see his mouse now, I think he would jump right back in the freezer. It's sad how people just assume this mouse is a friendly pet for children, when it's so clearly a wolf under those big ears.

P.S. The "South Park" representation of this mouse is dead on. I wish all children could see this representation 1 time before they become adults (whatever "adults" are :-).

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Microsoft just saved Windows Phone... Now stop whining

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Re: More Windows Phone Landfill

"Given many seem to also say that GCC produces slow code..."

*Try learning something (or anything) about a given tech before so harshly bashing it.

Anyways, you're clearly not a coder (of any type), or else you would know GCC isn't supposed to produce "fast" code.

"... a natural disadvantage" -- Sorry you feel that way.

*( That being said, Windows "10" is horrible, and no I've never used it :-P )

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Net neutrality bunfight heads to Congress, with predictable results

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Title II

The fact that TItle II is even worded in a way to be made applicable in some way a hundred years later is a "title" in itself. However, I can see the argument against Title II, because a hundred years ago laws weren't yet solely made by corporations.

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Microsoft: Flunked our test? Fear not, techies...

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Truthfully, to be very honest, I see these certifications as a LACK of experience. Seriously: "Well applicant, I see you have the MS Office cert, so you paint by numbers then?"

I don't know, maybe I shouldn't be so pessimistic, but I'm just in the base that sees a simple A+ to be a bizillion times more fundamental than carrying around a certification that basically states you can press F1. What's next, a certification named "RTFM"?

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"...Microsoft Office Specialist exams are not included..."

Who gives a fuck.

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Snowden SLAMS iPhone, claims 'special software' tracks users

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Re: So outside Russia are we allowed to know about this law

What? You talking about the data, or the law? I think if the data is store publicly/unclassified then the data is supposed to remain in borders. Either way, if you're using an iOS or Android DEVICE, you can be tracked 24/7 in any country if the data remains classified. This is a win/win situation. Apple can get more data on you (due to an yet to be discovered "bug"), and countries can get more data on you.

The 1st rule of Greed Club, don't tell anyone about Greed Club, do you know the 2nd rule? Yep. For the first time in a long time, we are witnessing perpetual spin of lies that makes money for secretive purposes hush money and wars. What's scary to me about this time in history, is that it seems ALL governments agree on this, so who can contest...

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SCREW you, GLASSHOLES! Microsoft unveils HoloLens

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Re: Hope they truly work

I don't like Windows (at all), but I have to admit this is the ideal way of doing anything "virtual" with "3D". Of course, if you didn't have to wear the glasses, then we would finally be "there" (in time I guess). But, again, this is in my opinion the better "rift".

Without further ado, I agree about their hardware being better than their software, even if it's made by a 3rd party!!

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Windows 10: The Microsoft rule-o-three holds, THIS time it's looking DECENT

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Read the whole thing...

Big bag of upgraded nothingness...almost

"..Microsoft claimed that this could lead to a 50 per cent performance boost for some games."

Well, without further explanation I must assume the upgrade fixes hindering bugs and uses hardware features previously unused, not new magical coding practices. But then again it does state some games, so maybe Microsoft (TM) games like Halo or whatever get full features, while the others remain hindered for not signing the "Games For Windows" b.s.? I'm curious here because 50% is ridiculously huge unless they recoded from some C++/JAVA spaghetti mess (probable) to ASM or even C, so there has to be some reasoning behind the term "some" (faster unwinding, recursion, ???).

Anyways, I don't think they'll get me on "Windows Free For a Year", because like anyone previously incarcerated, I prefer "Windows Free For Life".

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SO. Which IS more important to humanity: Facebook, or Portugal?

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Option C?

Where's Option C? "Portugal, my socks and everything else."

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'If you see a stylus, they BLEW it' – Steve Jobs. REMEMBER, Apple?

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Yes, holding it was 'regression' from the Newton

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Yep, we'll judge WHOLE DARN storage config. Problem with that?

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Re: Big Data

You're both sober !!!

What does the 'C' stand for in "SPEC"? This test is nothing but a campaign of donations to get your "guy" to the top of the list. If you happen to go with that "guy", you'll find out that performance is not as advertised by the campaign agency...but too late to change. NPO or not, somebody feeds the kitty.

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Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB SSD appears live ... in 3D

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Re: Let's hope...EVERYONE uses 4k

It will if it writes jumbo frames faster than it reads them. According to that test software, it does. I don't know much about the inner workings of disk drives, but if you verify slower than you write, you have to slow everyone down.

Considering everyone uses jumbo frames today, this shouldn't be a problem *if* everyone uses them, suggesting the 64thrd test is correct. However, if 1 person spills the punch by writing 512... Of course using 512 might be faster (didn't read that info in the article).

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Twitter complies with Turkey's 'national security' blackout demand – BLOCKS newspaper's tweets

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Re: Turkeys and other such stupid birds

"Frankly, I think that is an affront to the human rights and freedom of expression that the EU is supposed to stand for."

Frankly, I think you're right. But I have to ask, why no mention of Twitter's "compliance"? I think this whole thing primarily comes down to what you are correctly stating (IMO), but the underlying platform on which it is ALLOWED to happen should be of some notice too (even concerning to some).

I think Twitter is now taking it's steps straight from corporate response. If I'm wrong there, then surely I'm correct in stating that this is NOT the response it's USERS want. However, I'm still staking my flag in the corporate response scenario. If Twitter has to make money to stay afloat, then not all users are going to stay afloat. SNAFU, but corporate SNAFU none the less.

So, if Twitter wants to put its image out as if it is some "powerful" communication platform, it should mention that is a "powerful, yet censored" communication platform.

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This could be a case for Mulder and Scully: Fox 'in talks' to bring back The X-Files

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Thinking the same, but you mentioned "Fox" in particular, all companies are killing first seasons. Of course all they see is $$$. Of course, maybe we should be thankful most series are being killed so quickly, because if they succeed, then they just seem to be bought up by Disney or some company similar and turned into shit. With any new Sci-Fi trailer, I can immediately spot if it is being run by Disney or someone cloning Disney's idea of Sci-Fi, because it's just so.... "clean". BTW, Han shot first.

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Re: I'd rather see another Chris Carter series

"Perhaps they could get together with David Lynch and merge with Twin Peaks?"

While I thought the original paradigm of the show as somewhat "theatrically dry" for TV, I think this would do very well today. You might want to keep David Lynch on the burner though, he might cook the plot a little too much. That said, while I admire your "WTF" that comes with wanting Lynch, I'd rather see an all out "WTF!?!?" with someone like David Lynch _AND_ Hunter S. Thompson (R.I.P.). You get 2 types like that together, you have a new Twilight Zone (with questionable threads of coherency).

However, EVERYONE will probably be let down, and the new opening title screen will read "Directed, Written, Starring, Edited and Co-Starring by M. Night Shyamalan". You'd think that would be insane...you'd think.

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Verizon sprints to crush FiOS account exposure hole

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Just copy and paste.

If "net neutrality" is a concern for billion dollar communication companies, then where is all their money going if they apparently just copy and paste server code? If someone took the time, someone might discover that Verizon's development team all have user accounts over at stackexchange.

In all seriousness, it might just be a matter of time until your posted answer to a question winds up in a headline story, and not in a good way (especially considering what answers get "upvoted" these days).

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US drug squad cops: We snooped on innocent Americans' phone calls too!

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The agency is no longer collecting bulk telephony metadata from US service providers.

The agency is no longer collecting bulk telephony metadata from US service providers.

"The", thy, the implicit 1. Reads with that substitution...

One agency is no longer collecting bulk telephony metadata from US service providers.

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Microsoft turns the power of FINE PRINT onto enterprise licensing

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Re: Conspiracy Theory Time:

I misread this: "Microsoft’s True Up" as this... "Microsoft's Tits Up". Sadly, that was a misread.

If you're looking for an answer on who's leading the conspiracy or looking to see if Linux is the answer, I can't help you. But I can tell you that for all your questions, the correct answer will never be "Microsoft".

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Saudi govt pauses flogging dad-of-3 for Facebook posts – after docs intervene

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"The sooner the western world removes our reliance on oil, the sooner we could stop pussyfooting around and do something concrete about these dictatorships."

That's right. It's our Western way or die. Let the world be on notice, we're coming to "reform" you. We will be your judge! Praise Jesus!

There is a scene at the end of "Apocalypto" that shows a man watching the Christian reich pilgrimage arriving to his continent just after he escaped the Aztecs. The "Western" way reminds me of that.

To be clear, I support what this man did, but I do not support external government involvement in this matter. I don't feel it's our place to be in everyone's place. Freedom does come at a cost.

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FBI boss: Sony hack was DEFINITELY North Korea, haters gonna hate

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That's the bait, in case you have the hook.

They pretend to have the facts so when and if the facts have to be revealed, they can just make them up and walk away (it's all about plausible deniability). Sadly, you should just believe he's lying to you now, and if he ever reveals the "facts", he's lying to you then.

I approach these statements equally: it's a fact anything he says are lies, so I look for the truth in the logic of the rebuttals. But the truth is always in a cold cave, and there usually isn't a snow'den to find, so I may never know. In all seriousness, it could be exactly what the F.B.I states word for word, or it could be Mickey Mouse with his new Death Star technology...they are equally probable to me.

People usually freak when they realize the government lies to them. I don't. Go ahead and lie to me about the nukes, because the truth won't help me sleep any better. However, why the fuck is a U.S.A government official lying to me about a PRIVATE JAPANESE COMPANY!?!?! It saddens me that companies like Sony (in fact Sony did) change my countries laws regarding the rights of it's private citizens, AND, have my country's government agency which is paid for by MY TAX DOLLARS (NOT SONY'S!!!) look into this shit.

So for this entire matter, fuck the F.B.I. and I hope Sony gets hit even harder next time. MAKE THEM CRAWL!!!!!!!!!!

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The Wi-Fi Alliance wants to get you off Wi-Fi

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Re: how-fi

"Doesn't this overlap with Bluetooth and 802.11s? Etc."

Or maybe they just arrived from the year 2001, because this sounds like ad-hoc to me, and WiFi ad-hoc has been around over a decade (for desktop computing, even longer otherwise).

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Top senator blasts US Homeland Security for leaving cyber-drawbridge down

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No one knows, but obviously not Coburn who is clearly reading from someones script. Nothing says "I'm justifying my job by quoting other peoples writings" better than a long drawn out sentence.

"The nature of cybersecurity threats – and the ability of adversaries to continuously develop new tools to defeat network defenses – means that DHS’s strategy for cybersecurity, which focuses primarily on vulnerability mitigation, will not protect the nation from the most sophisticated attacks and cybersecurity threats,"

That might not even be the end of the sentence. None the less, if you read it closely you'll notice it states nothing about...having nothing (if even that much). So, just another day.

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4K off, Google Fiber: Comcast, Broadcom tout 2Gbps cable

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"Using "Comcast" and "High Speed" in the same sentence ..."

True, but this sentence is just a primer for Comcast to later use "4K" and "Premium" in the same $entence$.

"You may have a 50Mbit/s link from your cable modem into their system..."

You mean today? Yeh, and once I hit 88mph I should be able to acquire a deed to a bridge if you're interested.

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Want to have your server pwned? Easy: Run PHP

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Re: Seriously, he actually believed the advertised PHP version on the server?

"Next up: hanging hare's paw on the server room door."

Not only did you beat me to it, but your answer is completely bulletproof! Gongrats! (You really can tell when someone has dealt with security!)

P.S. Mine was was to post a Tweet that said "NO" every time my server was asked if it's hackable...but blood is much better! (Plus I didn't want to have a Twitter daemon :-/ ) Happy New Year!

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"Did the writers consider that perhaps many PHP installations are blocked from upgrading because the upgrade is likely to break..."

Well, there's problem 1.

"...revenues to Accounting..."

Problem 2.

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Re: Seriously, he actually believed the advertised PHP version on the server?

"I doubt any serious admin is accurately showing the actual version they are running"

It doesn't matter, this security through obscurity technique you're describing is so pointless. Have you thought about this technique to display any other version besides the latest version? If you have, which of what?

You don't bother with version numbers or any kind of string something like phpinfo() prints, you just fire your best exploits. I've never see a reason why anyone would bother playing (duck/duck/goose) with strings, unless you want to waste time and pass up targets. Hell, doing this guarantees an extra log.

PHP is a good scripting language though. I read back sometime in 2007 that one of the developers broke off and started listing security flaw after security flaw, but not out of angst, out of interest of seeing the language remaining a competitor. I know some PHP, but I'm not proficient (apparently I'm not alone :-/). I always found it super quick to pick up, but much less flexible with complexed tasks without making a huge plate of spaghetti, so I'd have to fall back to C for somethings (as usual). Still though, from the messes I've made in PHP without having clear alternatives of remedy in the language, I can see how many many holes go left unchained.

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FURY erupts on streets of Brussels over greedy USA's data-slurping appetite

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Re: @The Axe: The point?

I think he's right because I think he means that data loss continues to happen regardless of laws, because criminals are known for breaking laws. So no matter what laws you make, they won't matter to a criminal. Also, I think he means politicians like to parade new laws like they are the hero and actually care, when they really don't care. Again, I think he's right.

I used to think that even if politicians don't really care, the laws they make might still be helpful. However, I believe now that a politician will nearly never propose a law unless it's cleared by corporations and/or the defense department. Which ultimately means that almost all new laws involving citizens are basically meaningless for citizens, with the exception of certain defense tatics. Of course there is some exceptions as well for civil life, like child abuse, drug abuse, etc. But on this particular subject, personal data and privacy, again, I think he's right....they don't mean shit because both corporations and the defense departments don't want privacy, they want to put you on a leash.

Just the other day I saw a picture of a policeman I think in New York City wearing a camera on his chest, which is completely Storm Trooper style. The level of anitrust governments have with their citizens is becoming very scary, VERY scary. And who ultimately clears the choice a policeman has to wear a camera on their chest....politicians!

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Re: Hate Machine

You're right, there isn't a way I can disagree with your opinion, which your opinion to me is a fact. This still doesn't change that the author (Jennifer Baker) intentionally attached the USA to draw all those who hate the USA for all things, not just for data slurping.

However, we all know too well that American journalists like to draw hate for other countries with news headlines, so I guess this shouldn't be a surprise. There is just too many hateful headlines written by American journalists in regards to other countries. The world doesn't need another American journalist doing it. American journalists like Jennifer are part of the reason many of the worlds people are hateful to many other countries, not just America Vs. World. These type of headlines are just so typical in the view of American journalists.

Why wouldn't the headline read...

"FURY erupts on streets of Brussels over greedy data-slurping appetite"

Notice the absence of "USA's" in that? This to me is more along my thoughts on the matter, which isn't limited to just 1 country. I'm currently hating all politicians, regardless of flag.

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Hate Machine

The Register is turning into a hate machine. However, it really shines at Red Coating.

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Feds finger Norks in Sony hack, Obama asks: HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE KOREA?

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Fuckin 'A!

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Net Neut: Verizon flips the bird to FCC on peering deal crackdown

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Oh they are surely going to raise the prices, that's just what comes with their greedy nature. However, at least one way you have some questions answered on the table, while the other the possibilities are limitless. If you think that in those limitless possibilities that reduced price and better service is one of the possibilities, well I think none of us believe that.

I just ask myself 2 questions, would Verizon be making such a fuss if they didn't stand to loose jacking up the prices on customers to increase profit margins? Or, would they be making such a fuss if they just wanted to keep the same profit margin with the same old shitty speeds?

Put it under Title II to boot and let them work it out in frustration. You have to put a leash on the beast at some point, but that doesn't mean you can't change the leash later on. The entire time I've been reading about the Title II dispute, everyone seems to be under the assumption that if it goes under Title II then it has to stay under Title II _FOREVER_, this is simply wrong.

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And this is why we need Title II.

No it's not a great or even close, but these statements clearly show that Verizon has the itch to jack prices up, up and up. Apparently, without Title II, some of us will be paying $100+ a month for 30mbit connections. Or who knows, maybe there won't be a 30mbit connection for $100, but a 50mbit connection for $150...you just don't know.

Title II: At least you already know what you don't like about it.

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New fear: ISIS killers use 'digital AK-47' malware to hunt victims

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Re: These guys are the biggest trolls on the planet

I didn't put this in my post, because I didn't really read the article too closely :-/, but don't they already have targets in mind before sending them this random e-mail? You'd think that they'd already have a target in mind, so wouldn't the e-mail/malware be redundant? Otherwise, if they don't have a target in mind, wouldn't it almost literally be like shooting in the dark?

WTF ever. Amazingly, this "AdobeR1.exe" somehow gives malware a bad name. What makes the whole thing really sad for me is that they used "Adobe" in the filename, which might already be blocked by a shit ton of firewalls.

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Doesn't malware have to do something other than e-mail an i.p. address? There has to be a slew of programs that do this all the time that don't disclose this functionality upfront. Well, I think Adobe was doing it, so maybe it is malware.

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Android gives Google a search monopoly? Not so fast, says judge

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"But it's just a well known and widely used tool."

Have you thought that through? This could be the very point traced back that proved Microsoft guilty, and I hope for equality sakes, it does the same to Google.

*OR*, Google is found innocent and Ballmer randomly busts through the court room doors screaming "DEVELOPERS!" "JUSTICE!" "JUSTICE!" "JUSTICE!"

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"But Google has argued that consumers are free to use whichever search app they want..."

And Microsoft argued the same at a prior date...so? I really don't like Microsoft or Google, but this verdict could very well overturn an older one.

Honestly in my opinion Google is guilty. Sure you can play the consumer choice angle, but they know exactly how profitable this is, and don't care to change it. I almost want to think that if I was Google, I too would want to put my search engine on my phone. But, being Google is basically just a search engine, this thought would be an extension of my business model. Can't say I disagree, but I can't disagree that it would be solely for profit, which in turn takes profit from a competitor. Hmm...

The whole thing is sticky I guess, but I'm wondering who Microsoft would stand in defense for, because they could have an interest either way.

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Google swears no search leg up for new dot-word sites: We drill into claims

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Give it time, just give it time.

Google might be correct about Google, currently, but when Google offers "www.mypage.Google" then Google will be delighted to Google for your money.

Given enough time, SEO will be carved down to the level of index ratings of soap commercials. Last I saw soap commercials they had absolutely nothing to do with Alex cheating on Hope with a tranny on life support, who incidentally happened to be Alex's lost brother! But what is really fucked up is that some company out there was thinking "OOOhhh, I want to optimize advertising in that episode!".

SEO is really just anothers game. You basically optimize your entire site for someones else's code, that is NOT standardized. Regardless of what I might think, eventually that "other" entity's code will change, and you will be forced to ride along.

Search engines should have standards just like the HTML they present, but they don't. In fact, they're making money off of making their own standards, and wielding them as leverage over the entire landscape of the web.

Want to find a monopoly, go to www.google.com...there you have it. Oh sorry, it's a duopoly, www.yahoo.com (a.k.a. Bing! ?) It should seem strange no one is doing anything about this, but then again, stranger things have happened in politic$

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Twitter co-founder: 'I don’t give a SHIT if Instagram has more people looking at pretty pics'

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I for the life of me can't figure out what is so good about these sites. Twatter is basically dumbed down IRC, instacracker is basically sending a picture, FaceB0rk is basically a webpage that uses frames...I mean WTF is so cutting edge about all this?

Clearly now more than ever there is a remarkable highlight on those who know, and those who are suckers. I would love to know just how much of what user info makes marketing companies money...I mean REAL money.

Social networking seems like the latest get rich scheme, but obviously no one has a network to keep track of the money it really makes.

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QEMU, FFMPEG guru unleashes JPEG-slaying graphics compressor

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Re: It's probably not what the web needs urgently...

Yep, it was javascript. Thanks everyone, I wasn't even paying attention to the block.

BTW, this seems to make NoScript even more effective than before, which sort of makes me fear it's uptake. Of course .bpg's could be made an exception to NoScript, but by default would they be? I hope this is widely accepted, but being what I just experienced, it surely isn't better for advertising.

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Re: It's probably not what the web needs urgently...

@PleebSmash

I guess I'll have to read more about this, because all the pictures in your link seem to resolve as a .jpg in firefox. Is that how .bpg works, by resolving to a .jpg in your browser?

Well, I downloaded the picture "lena30.jpg" and according to irfanview, it's a regular old .jpg (no alpha channel), so maybe that page is just a visual guesstimation?

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Re: It's probably not what the web needs urgently...

Actually, this is just what GUi's need all inclusively. People have just become used to what Microsoft deemed good enough nearly 20 years ago. Yes, it's Microsoft's fault were stalled on 8-bit.

The graphics in all things need to keep going. I'm not saying I need to keep moving along with them, but they should keep going. SGi (god rest their business), was attempting 16-bit colour 20 years ago, while Microsoft was just too damn arrogant to incorporate their technologies. Adobe too is responsible (but that's a real rant).

Anyways, higher quality graphics should always be on somebodies plate. I'm sitting behind a 10-bit NEC monitor running in 8-bit mode, and due to the larger gamut alone I notice the difference. I'm not a graphics whore, hell I'm not even a serious gamer, but better graphics are something I always want to see. And given the latest state of graphics, well, I'm just not impressed at all. What people call "amazing" coming from their Titan's I call "dated". Dated because a long, long, long time ago as a kid, I would of thought graphics would be much, I mean MUCH farther ahead.

If SGi hadn't died by the strangle hold of Microsoft's lack of "playing nicely with others", graphics could be, or even would be running in 24-bit mode right now by default. If I wasn't exposed to what SGi was trying to do, and even pulling off 20 years ago, maybe then I wouldn't realize just how far back graphics have been set due to Microsoft's "True Color" bullshit, Adobe too (who REALLY gives a fuck about your fonts man!)

Sorry, a lot of built up concern on this topic :-/

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Euro consumers have TOO MUCH choice – telco operators

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Re: "EU market while the US does perfectly well with four or five"

"...but if you use your phone for business then you probably want AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile."

Uh, not sure if you're in the U.S.A. like me, but those are the ONLY providers. I'm with "Ting" mobile right now, which actually operates off Sprint's network...see how that works? Check this out, even though I'm with Ting who is using Sprint (3rd party style), if Sprint decides to have a show down/dual with Verizon, then I feel that just the same as a OEM Sprint user. Even though my costs are a little lower in dollars, the percentage is still the same even though I'm with Ting. So a thousand names for only 4 operators

And yes, I CANNOT use any other mobile service outside of those 4, and for "Land Line" inet, I'm stuck with Time Warner, because there is no other operators here. They literally lock them out, to lock you in! So I have 5 over priced services to choose from...hmm, I'm fucked.

United States of Business.

All that being said, if we really had 800, they surely would eat themselves eventually. But, I'd rather have 800 eating themselves than 5 eating me!

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BLAM! Max Sound flings vid codec sueball Number FOUR at Google

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Re: BLAM! WTF happened to the home page!!!

BTW, I like the big ass story poster, I just don't like the fact I can't figure out how to change the story poster...no arrows or anything like that.

Actually, I think the big ass story poster is a nice touch in a new'ish directiong. Props to whoever came up with it (now just give me my navigational arrows back!)

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Re: Notes left by execs

I guess it depends on what the notes are about. If the notes just outright say "We're stealing this shit!", then sure. But if the notes are about a certain aspect of their code that isn't patented, for instance printf(...), it would depend on where printf() is and how it's used.

I don't know, there just really isn't a way we can know who is guilty or not unless we see the actual code Vs. code. Then, even if it's clear to us, you still have the lawyers. This is sort of like SCO Vs. IBM (at least in the beginning), we only knew what the accusations were, and how each sides lawyers perceived them. In that case, I think they were down to something like 8 lines of infringement, which I'm not even sure if those were infringing.

Oh, and WTF does the Don't be Evil mantra have to do with anything? This is like suing Coca-Cola for infringement on the word "Enjoy"...the mantra is just a company line, not a standard to be taken as something that can be held accountable in court.

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BLAM! WTF happened to the home page!!!

BLAM! I miss the Top 5!

WTF happened to the homepage and when did this happen?

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Mom and daughter SUE Comcast for 'smuggling' public Wi-Fi hotspot into their home

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Re: Hope they win.

"... the open doesn't incur anymore power then if its off. "

Dude I agree with you basically, but the above is wrong. If it is on and a ton of people are using it without you knowing, technically the routers CPU, memory and modulator are being hammered. Remember, this isn't exactly a passive signal. But, it's still a small little device.

But, yeh I agree with what you're generally saying about the power. However, I agree with everything else the woman states entirely. So you can opt out, but why by default are you opted in? Like she states, reduced costs.

So I guess we can put Comcast on the slimy corp. cork board, but is there room left?

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Facebook injects CREEPY search engine into mobile app

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Re: The creep keeps creeping and getting creepier.

Uhhhh, this is new to FaceB0rk?....O.K. then...

I'm not with the "in" crowd, but I'm sort of shocked this is news and that all that other shit you mentioned Mark isn't already in place.

So, FaceB0rk just rolled out searching for socials for it's social network...? So what the fuck has it been doing all along, tricking the anti-social into feeling they're social?

Oh, I would like to add that back when I used Yahoo's Geocities everyone used Yahoo's search engine to find similar content. So I'm glad that person was excited to finally launch a feature that might be older than them! So good job and head over to Microsoft, they just launched SSH!

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