Re: "at least you know who the owners are"
>Do you trust someone whose money come from utterly exploiting people?
You do realise how incredibly insulting that statement is to adult entertainment working women, right ?
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They're just absolutely shameless. They claim to be all about small government, less federal interference, but the moment the profits of one of their corporate masters' is threatened, they're all up in that.
And the line "and the FCC claims this will free up billions of dollars that the telcos will then invest back into building out the network." genuinely made me laugh out loud.
Why does it suggest that ? People respond differently to different things. Some people get arsey or angry when they're falsely accused, some people do it when they're accurately accused. Their prickly response, imo, shows a human being angry because of quite damaging accusations against the business they love working for. But that's just me
I'm really broke atm, things are going terribly. But just before this started I was lucky enough to get myself a 1080Ti (got it on release date, buggers even tacked on an extra 20 quid because "we've had to let a lot of people down holding this for you"), and I tell ya, it's getting more and more tempting to flog it. 4K gaming is beautiful, and my health is the cause of my woes, which means I have just..all the free time. Which I play games with. If I sell this a GTX670 would be my replacement. Nevermind low settings, most games won't even bloody run.
I've had more than a few msgs on Reddit from people offering me £800, £900 cash in hand for it. It's an absolute bloody nightmare. I might be the only person ever to be gutted that his graphics card is still the best out there.
The reason you got PCIe is because SATA isn't cutting it, or you just wanna show off. You pay the premium for the extra speed it offers, for your games or software.
I can't imagine anyone wanting to pay a premium for such a tiny SSD. Well, unless Apple decide to brand them and make them essential for the mac experience..
I reported your disgusting post, for calling Jews sub-prime people, and just being an abhorrent shit when talking about Israel.
Your comment was the first register post which made me legitimately angry. Maybe try venting your views in public, to real people, see how well that goes. But you won't, because you're a racist coward.
>Change "email" with "money"...
... and you see the same should apply to money stored offshore.
Doesn't work. It's more like if a US bank had overseas branches. The US courts should still be allowed to compel the company to reveal account info. They're not physically asking for the money to be moved, they're asking to see the balance.
I could understand if the crim used a different provider, one that wasn't a US-based company. But it's generally understood that even though you're using a worldwide accessible service, you're accessing the "local" version.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the courts being in Microsoft's favour. It's just, rationally, I find it hard to support
Honestly, I'd rather give up CPU cycles than see intrusive (or any, really) ads. I'm fortunate enough, probably like most people here, to have a powerful CPU, so the cycles are spare anyway. I could see how for a lot of users it'd be more of a problem.
It'd be nice to see it evolve into a way for it to be managed, via some sort of side action of seeing how well the page is loading, to determine how much strain the mining is having on the user.
But when I'm browsing the web, it tends to be all I'm doing (bar a tv show or movie playing in the corner) so I think it's a great way to help pay for sites.
The problem is the internet has always been "free", and that mentality is never really going to go away. Far too many people see ads as some sort of insult almost, even if they're not intrusive; just them existing is a problem. But content creators need to get paid!
I love things like this, absolutely blows my mind.
But hands down, my absolute favourite fact about this; even though this is the pinnacle of high-science, one day this'll be seen as humdrum. We'll be so advanced that harnessing the powers of a bloody STAR will be met with the same nonchalance as showing a teenager a gameboy today.
This has been coming for a while. A fortnight ago China banned ICOs (El Reg covered it here https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/05/china_bans_cryptocurrency_ico_raisings/ ). China was always going to move towards this.
Moving currency out of the middle kingdom is a challenge (it might be illegal ? Don't quote me on that). So bitcoin was seen as a great way to cover cash in a society with very prying eyes. So of course they were going to crack down on it. China would never allow something like bitcoin to become pervasive, as they can't control it. And China isn't one to let that slide.
The thing with the Norks is that even if they did buy bitcoin, how are they going to monetise it in a big enough way to make it worthwhile. They need to move tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars a WEEK. No exchange could facilitate that and it not be noticed. Sure they could pay one off..but in today's age, with so many electronic eyes, it'd last about as long as a gnat orgasm
>before questioning if those that agree to expose themselves have not already drunk too much.
Ah yes, because a woman who flashes her tatas is clearly in no straight state of mind and must be being taken advantage of. Or maybe they just don't really see it as a big deal, and hey, some *might even find it funny*.
But nope, it's gotta be exploitation.
Virus scanners can only catch known threats or their derivatives (is that the right word ?), so if an enterprising hacker creates something knew, the scanners won't catch it.
BTW if I'm wrong on this I'd love some education. I assume this is how it works; scanners only know what to look for because of a database and the way they act. If there's more to it than that, I'd love to learn
Video conferencing for the day to day, to replace impersonal phone calls. And it's not just the the inmates who would benefit from this, can you imagine the joy it'd bring kids, especially younger ones, who would get to see Dad ?
This is has a whole other awesome side to it; a lot of parents won't bring kids to prisons/jails, it's just not suitable. A lot of the incarcerated never even get to see their kids grow up. Now they can watch birthdays, speak regularly, show them the macaroni art. Damnit I'm tearing up here.
Can you imagine as well the power taking that away would have to encourage behaviour ? More than a lot of cons hold onto the idea of seeing their loved ones again. A constant reminder of what they look and sound like would be god damn glorious.
And of course, keep the face to face visits, because cutting off human contact that doesn't involve a shiv is downright barbaric.
And to to the prick who said "don't do the crime blah blah I'm a twat", don't be an insensitive bellend.
(mods feel free to remove that line if it went too far)
And yet if the situation affected you in the reverse, I'm sure you'd have a just as clever way of slagging that off too.
I do feel like as it's a minor, there should be some leeway, but overall, I think they're doing the right thing. People expect their profiles to be private, that should extend to after death (and before you open your mouth, my missus died in 2013 and I couldn't access her profile to get pics that were set private, so yes I have experience with this)
SECOND favourite ? That acid-fuelled yellow bastard ridden by a bunch of hippies as most definitely been usurped!
And don't get me wrong, the amount of time I spent watching that thing while acid soaked myself means it holds a special place in my heart. But anything even slightly associated with David Attenborough comes in at #1
The man is a bloody demi god in my eyes.
Let em all remove end to end encryption, put in a backdoor, whatever.
Then when they all flock to a service that *does* offer that, maybe then they'll bloody realise it's not the product they are loyal to, it's the capability of the product.
A terrorist isn't sitting in some cave using Whatsapp because it's the flavour of the month ffs
..this is super disturbing.
And by 'bit' I mean 'window licking champion for 5 years running' - I'm not a smart man by any means. However, even a dunce like me can see how gross this is, and what sort of world it is leading into.
It feels like Trump is normalising a cult of personality; a man so obsessed with opinion and criticism that any slight against him is met with the full force of any number of lawsuits.
And now he's the president of the bloody US, in a funny time in history - with liberals so confident smelling their own farts that they can't see that not everyone shares their ideals, facing off against conservatives recently energised by a man who says all the right words to validate all their prejudice. It feels like sanity is going to become the new fundamentalism
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