* Posts by MyBackDoor

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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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Wikipedia won't stop BEGGING for cash - despite sitting on $60m

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Re: Ads worse than begging banner?

Upside Down Christmas Tree

I used Wikipedia to read up on this. On their page for this, it is claimed it was first introduced as a marketing scheme, and honestly it could of been (I don't care). However, their source was the ONLY source for this claim. Unsurprisingly, there are numerous sources that align in origin of many beliefs that in no way suggest that its origins are of marketing. So 1 vs. MANY. How could you possibly cite Wikipedia with when there is such little background information in their sources?

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Dead Steve Jobs to give iPod MP3 evidence from beyond the grave

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Re: More to do with

Remember the tape based "Walkman"? If I played a tape in Sony's official "Walkman", did that stop me from playing the same tape in a Panasonic?

Apple never gave a shit about the consumer. They only slung the DRM scheme to convince the RIAA that Apple was their best choice. It should be pretty obvious that this DRM they created was to please the RIAA, and that is what put them in the spot to make a "right time, right place" move with the mobile phone.

They should add two zeroes onto that fine for shitting on consumers for corporate gain with the RIAA. _OR_, they should be given a scarce pat on the back for pulling a Microsoft and screwing over the RIAA, because it was the deal with the iPOD that ultimately made everything free EVERYWHERE.

_OR_, everyone can thank John Johansen for giving Apple such a headache with their specifically pathetic DRM scheme that they ultimately had to back-hack out of it.

People forget about good old "DVD Jon" and what headaches he gave Apple and the MPAA, I haven't :-). Thanks Jon!

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systemd row ends with Debian getting forked

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Re: What is systemd

It's yet another hierarchical daemon that will grow beyond the point of manageable. See ckm5's post above.

The problem with systemd's camp is that it's not needed. A lot of the Gnome developer community seems to sit around and create solutions to problems that don't exist. Why? Just to become a popular self created hero it seems.

My argument isn't that it's a bad thing, it is just that it isn't needed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systemd

"Poettering complained that the "Open source community is full of assholes, and I probably more than most others am one of their most favourite targets." Poettering went on to blame Linus Torvalds and other kernel developers for the state of the community"

See, it's all about being the HERO!

People apparently seem confident that the new fork will die, I'm not confident in that at all. I expect to see the Devuan's name in upcoming enterprise situations, not Debian's. Of course not that it would matter much in the enterprise, systemd has never been there and never will.

Systemd: The automatic transmission for sport cars.

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Re: Stupid name

Bing!

Speaking of stupid, please see why you misspelled Linuxy as Linuxey.

Time for me to Thunderbolt

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Author fined $500k in first US spyware conviction

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Re: Double standard?

Well I agree with you here, but if you use FaceB0rk you agreed to let them track your every move, or didn't you read the 1,500 page EULA?

I've never used the software mentioned in this article, but I assume it *could* track you without you ignoring reading the 1,500 page EULA. Of course if the software author would of just put cash in politicians pockets, this wouldn't of been a story :-/.

The article doesn't mention outright if the software in suspect does or doesn't list this in their EULA, which I guess we are to assume the company is evil.

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Mozilla remembers 2013. Y'know, back when it still gobbled at the Google money-trough

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Forty Thieves

"Here at The Reg, we'd love to find out what these are."

I'd bet 20 bucks since Yahoo! is on the dance floor, there will be a cut-in from Alibaba.

Truthfully, most puppies turn into dogs, so why not go with another other than the old pitbull Google?

Whatever, just don't die you fiery fox of freedom!

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It's 2014 and people are willing to blow $6.8m on things like Z.com

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Re: All this really shows is...

Glad you feel that way, I'll take your spares.

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GOTCHA: Google caught STRIPPING SSL from BT Wi-Fi users' searches

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And...

Do people still think Google and all the other major players in IT are doing anything besides destroying privacy for commercial gain?

In fact, does TheRegister have a contract with Microsoft?!?!? Who's reading my posts! (If it's anyone but Balmer, we'll have words!)

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Microsoft: Your Linux Docker containers are now OURS to command

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Re: So... this is PuTTY?

Right! Microsoft finally figured out networking....awesome.

Now, how's WinSock & POSIX coming along?

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Want to STUFF Facebook with blatant ADVERTISING? Fine! But you must PAY

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"Beginning in January 2015, people will see less of this type of content in their News Feeds. "

So, less than zero from FaceB0rk!...PERFECT! HAPPY NEW YEAR! GOD BLESS!

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Re: Is Facebook still around?

"Is Facebook still around?"

Actually it is, but it's turning into what MySpace is for music, but for advertisements! Apparently they are realizing this, so it's time to cash in. So, you can read this next line...

"Facebook is clamping down on advertisers..."

as this...

"Facebook is clamping down on most of its account profiles..."

MySpace still exists because music itself has a draw on humans, however advertisements have a push. Of course don't let this affect stock prices, FaceB0rk! is for life!

@Jean Le PHARMACIEN

"...all it seems to do is cause her Nexus phone and tablet grind to a halt." <- Don't forget the sounds and beeps...all through the NIGHT!

"CammyTheCat Likes Cheese!" +1 Like - 03:54 A.M.

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DAY ZERO, and COUNTING: EVIL 'UNICORN' all-Windows vuln - are YOU patched?

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Re: Hopeless...

"There are essentially no engineering problems in any other discipline that approach the complexity of software engineering problems."

Essentially you are saying Dennis Ritchie was more intelligent than Einstein or Oppenheimer. Ritchie would laugh, but at least Oppenheimer would agree :-/

One of the most disrespectful things an engineer can do is put down others work, the other is eating the last doughnut.

P.S. Come and fix my printer smart guy!! Double Dog Dare Ya...!

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FCC to Obama on net neutrality: We work for CONGRESS, SIR, not YOU

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Congress the people? How about...

"It's one big club, and you ain't in it." - George Carlin

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We don't NEED NO STEENKIN' DRONE RULES, peers told

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Or, to see just how common he can be, why not fly a drone over Baroness Kramer's house for a bit?

What can be done with a flying camera today just wasn't possible before, especially to the mass public for cheap (not to mention the capabilities of modern low light telephoto cameras). To say privacy laws are suitable today just as much as they were yesterday, is similar to saying driving laws don't need to change to account for mobiles texting. With new technology comes a new society, and new criminals.

Give it time and new houses will all come with "security" drones, all pointing at other houses. Sounds crazy, but you can buy a drone for this supposed purpose for a lot less than a current home security system, so security companies just might think why not bundle in drones too?

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Facebook: Over half a BEELLION loyalists have SPURNED our Messenger app

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Do they post figures of how many users are actually human with only 1 account?

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Has Switzerland cracked the net neutrality riddle?

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"Any sign of this yet?"

You tell me, has Verizon and company stopped controlling the politics on this matter? It's not a question of yet or when, it's a question of how. From where I'm sitting, BigCorp is calling the shots, and if you try and change the rules, or even bend them, they step up and sue.

Verizon has sued the U.S. government and won, and might do so again. So, you tell me, how exactly do non-millionaire people change anything at a state level, let alone federal? It's not like people don't want to change the laws, it's just they really can't if it affects BigCrop. Think you can vote to change laws? Assume voting changes laws for a second, then haven't we all voted to make laws so improbable to change? I know I didn't, yet here I sit with with a fist full of rotted votes that were never intended for this outcome. So where did all my votes go since so much changed changed that I didn't vote for?

I'm not saying things can't change, but I'm starting to think that the answers to changing anything, not just IT matters, are far from "civil". However, the word "civil" might be in the correct answer.

Ahhhh, still what I tell everyone holds true about my U.S.A.: I'm just happy China and Cuba aren't having a shoot out in my street, and if your country is the same, things aren't totally hopeless and wrong.

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Police in U-turn as 'shop a gun-owner' hotline is scrapped

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"If you are unfortunate enough to lose your gun, or have it stolen, then [if it is deemed you were negligent in letting a firearm get out into the wild] you may be prosecuted".

Well, you don't have to rephrase it, it states clearly in the very next sentence that if you "contributed to the loss or theft, you may be prosecuted". That's pretty straight forward and expected.

What isn't expected is to REPORT! someone who is having an emotional hard time at some point in their life, only because they have a gun. Of course this could be a tax generator, for who knows if you'll have to pay for state "sanctioned" therapy sessions just to get your gun back!

Anyways, can you report cops? :-)

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Modern Panic V: A world of H.R. Giger, spunking unicorns and deeply unsettling puppets

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Re: Not quite wrong

I'll throw my hat in the ring of What? What is wrong with the article? Obviously I'm not a Giger habitual fan or whatever, but soon as I saw that I thought of Ridley's film.

Also, I've always have heard rants about Giger's creativity, but where did he get his personal inspiration from to create such things? Here's some personal truth from me. In the past, before I knew Giger was the artist of many things, a lot of Giger's things reminded me of old Catholic or Pagan ruins that were weaved in tree vines. Truthfully, for some reason I always see some organic tree vine type of thing in his work.

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Twitter turns to women's group to sort out its cyberbullying issues

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Re: "men's rights" pantywaists

@Craigness

I agree with everything besides the possibility of "less likely". I know what you mean, and specifically you may or may not be right, but I'm well known to be paranoid. What I really worry about is the censorship in general. Mechanisms just like what Twitter is proposing *could* be foundation work for censorship web wide.

My paranoia is EXTREMELY high, so high I'm wrong often. However :-), when you consider the timing of recent censor mechanics across the web, like up/down votes hiding peoples words/posts (e.g. Reddit/YouTube), net neutrality on the fringe of "Lord, what should we do!", Twitter and FaceB0rk welcoming censorship (albeit in supposed good faith), China outright demanding censorship nationwide...it all worries me a bit. In time, will government agencies step in and propose regulations not similar, but exactly like what the FCC of the U.S.A. has done to their country's network television stations?

Obviously the web is different than television. Most of us know a 2 year old toddler is far less likely to read a cyberbullying message on Twitter than to hear/see profane things coming from televisions, but that's just most of us. Recently it seems most of us is the minority to the rest of us (if that makes sense).

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Is this M.A.D.D.? So, Twatter then?

If this WAM! is anything like M.A.D.D., everything will be in good faith, then turn sideways as all hell.

Clearly I don't know DAMN about WAM!, so I'm hoping they have their shit together, really am. Of course, this could be the same as hoping twitter turns out rainbows and unicorns on all tweets. But then again, cyberbullying is so harmful like real life bullying right (or do I not notice, because I just don't read it)?

First-World problems, some dream of them.

Oh, if I say fuck you, and you say fuck off, who's bullying who? Or better question, who gets censored?

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Blizzard shows off Overwatch – yet another guardians of Earth FPS

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Another game based off a cartoon?

From what I'm seeing it's a new "Ben 10" game or something similarly generic. I assume this is just to test the waters for children, because teens on up will want something more intricate than this. Also in some ways this looks like a watered down Team Fortress knock off.

I've long suspected Blizzard is just cash cowing generic ideas. While their games might be fun to play for some, they have no real intricacies to them. Diablo 3, Hearthstone, now this...? I guess if you're a young kid or somehow don't remember games from the 90's (or even 8 years ago), this would be all the rage. Thinking about it, maybe video games are rehashing what has been already just to market it to people who can't remember the older ones. Basically, what Hollywood is doing right now with movies.

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Apple on the art of the deal: 'Put on your big boy pants and accept the agreement'

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Re: Wearing big boy's pants

Hold up here buddy, be careful to call out the pot, but not the kettle.

I'm not sure if this company was being greedy as much as being optimistic for it's companies future. Sometimes a risky but great deal does come up for you, your company, and your employees. Question is: If you take a risk for a brighter future, do feel safer doing that with TomCat industries, or the highest value company in IT?

What about Apple? Fuck! To me I see greed, extortion, arrogance...you know, the typical Google, Microsoft, Apple bullshit we've seen in the past. However, Apple clearly knew what situations to expect, and set themselves up to properly and legally fuck over a company, all the way to the grave. I can't say that Google, Microsoft, or whatever hasn't or won't do this, but it's 2014 and Apple is UNDOUBTEDLY doing this. So, fuck Apple!

P.S. 70% of the people I know that have a iPhone, have a busted screen, so that company better readjust if they ever choose to start again. Also, if I was that company I wouldn't be surprised if the U.S. government just rubber stamped the papers and moved on, Apple apparently is already NSA/U.S. government gold.

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Why 120 people protested outside San Francisco City Hall (Hint: 'Hybrid' net neutrality)

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Re: The penchant for bad public policy goes on

"They might even pay to have that traffic go in the slow and regularly dropped lane. Just part of the paid options list when everything is for sale."

This is exactly right, and it is the only reason for 2 lanes. There aren't lanes for the fast and slow, there are lanes for the friend and foe. Of course us millions of customers are by default in the foe lane, and they'll put the squeeze on us for every cent, but that's just SNAFU :-/ Truthfully, I think the government should pay some serious attention on how each and every rate increase is justified, but who's dealing in justice these days?

I'm not pessimistic, I'm conscious.

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It's the WORST game ever, just pulled from a desert DUMP ... now ET can be yours for $500

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That really was just Nintendo. Atari carts for some reason had remarkably bad corrosion, like really bad, so bad the rust seemed to invade the PCB. Mine were left in a semi-moist basement for 15 years, and some of the Atari carts hand turned to brittle chips of rust.

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Russia to ban iCloud.. to PROTECT iPhone fiddlers' pics 'n' sh*t

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Re: 'right wing'?

"...promoting traditional family values..."

Why you listed this, I'll never know. Not really combating your view on this (for I have no idea what it is), but today any family values are a step in the right direction, ANY! Spending Christmas with kids on mobiles, with apparently "modern" family values, is similar to waiting in a doctor's office...just waiting for a name call.

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Russians hear Tim Cook is gay, pull dead Steve Jobs' enormous erection

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"Not to be crass, but am I the only person here who sees an odd contrast between MyBackDoor's attitude toward homosexuality and their username?"

I gave you a upvote, but I find myself let down again, because your statement of my attitude towards homosexuality is baseless. More and more here are so hung up on jumping to the moral high ground to just look down.The illustration of original thought is losing to the parallel mind set, but at least the high ground is safe!

On a side note, or ramble if you will, has anyone ever pondered over the word "Homosexuality"? Straight from wikipedia....

Homosexuality (from Ancient Greek ὁμός, meaning "same", and Latin sexus, meaning "sex")

Appears it took 2 different types to come up with the word. Not unusual at all, but ironic. And right about here is where some will jump to read into that....

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@ dan1980

My response wasn't about homosexuality at all, it was just a quip at what the moderator is doing. I honestly have nothing to attack or defend homosexuality with, it just struck me odd that only peace going speech is tolerated in an article related to Russian politics. Of course, "peace" is the keyword, and many implementations of many definitions have been applied over the years. Apparently Russia and TheRegister are similar with "peace". Of course in defense of [DELETE], it is very nice :-)

Oh, and Unicorns are REALLY fucking awesome!

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Nexus 9: Google and HTC deliver Android 5.0 'Lollipop' at iPad prices

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Maybe...maybe not.

I still haven't bought a "tablet". I've owned Windows XP swivel laptops (Screen swivels and lays flat) that acted like one, but I still haven't bought one of these new, post trendy gadgets. The price just seems too high and the battery life...well. But maybe this Christmas I'll buy this thing, before they go extinct.

"What's more, it's not clear that Android has the same appeal as iOS to the kind of well-heeled customers that Apple draws." - If Apple, Android, or whoever is still worried about style in tablets, they have no style.

" the Nexus 9 is a powerhouse. It's built around a dual-core" - Hmmmmmm...

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