* Posts by BeachBum68

7 posts • joined 25 Jun 2014

Adblock overlord to Zuckerberg: Lay down your weapons and surrender

BeachBum68

Nice Tom Lehrer reference...

Once the rockets are up who cares where zhey come down....

"That's not my department." says Werner Von Braun

Photographer hassled by Port of Tyne for filming a sign on a wall

BeachBum68
Pint

Re: This is pure and simple paranoia

"Where's yer fat license?" --Diminutive Bobby

"You don't need a license to be fat!" -- Alexi Sayle

"Ooooo, an expert on the law are we!"

Google to snatch control of Android updates from mobe makers – analyst

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Definitely a good idea

After getting burned by carriers and android handset makers far too many times, I was THIS close to moving to Apple. Carrier bloat in particular is a disgrace to the Android ecosystem and handsets, other than Nexus, are still loaded to the rim with uninstallable bloat, my Note 5 is my latest example.

I use android pay, so rooting isn't desirable so I'm stuck with apps that I simply can't remove that waste my storage space and run when I don't want them to (unless they can be disabled, which some of them are, admittedly) but more than a few are considered "required" and cannot even be disabled.

The criminal level of arrogance these companies display (carriers and handset makers) to dictate what my phone MUST have turns my stomach. So, in this case, I completely support Google setting the standard, so if I WANT a Samsung launcher/theme/etc, they can prove their worth and sell me on it's features/functionality. Same goes with Sony, LG, etc...

Google opens Inbox – email for people too thick to handle email

BeachBum68
Facepalm

Re: Bloody hell!

Honestly, why don't you luddites go back to using Pine (or Elm)... maybe setup UUCP via dialup while your at it. Sheesh...

I've just started using Inbox this morning and it's a fantastic app because of it's simplicity & ease of use.

Also, being inundated with email was getting tedious and in short order, inbox tamed, well, my inbox.

It's an excellent app. I have an Xperia Z so Inbox's storage/memory footprint isn't a concern.

OMG! With nothing but machine tools, steel and parts you can make a GUN!!

BeachBum68
Black Helicopters

Re: The 'AR-15' myth.

Besides... if you did have a bunker, why would you tell anyone you have one?

Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees

BeachBum68
Pint

Follow the money

Global Warming...I count myself firmly in the skeptics corner.

Even more so after hearing about how tools like Al Gore and his cadre were ramping up for a global carbon exchange market. The fact that companies can buy/sell carbon credits at all to offset their impact is repugnant. What's next, some politician tells us that we're going to have to limit our output of CO2 at the individual level (stop breathing! you're impacting the environment!)

What about the impact of water vapour on the environment? Meh, I'm getting off base...

My point is that unless you take out the (significant) financial gain motivating politicians and corporations and speculators and charlatans like Gore, you're never going to convince people that your motivations are benign.

And finally, the utter arrogance of these "global warming" bozos is stupendous. Their clear suppression of data which contradicts their assertions makes me all the more suspect of these buffoons' motives. Ask yourself who benefits from the hysteria they foment? Hmmm? Follow the money. It always comes down to that. It's all misdirection for financial gain.

US Supremes just blew Aereo out of the water

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Truly disappointing

I also can't believe what a terrible decision this is.

Aereo is not a cable company, they take an OTA broadcast and route the signal over the internet to your home. They're not a content provider, they are an alternative to an OTA antenna for people who cannot get a decent signal to their homes. This is yet another massively bad decision by the "Supreme" court. And while the argument can be made that it puts another nail in the broadcast networks' coffin, that's not relevant to the decision. This was a disruptive & innovative technology that's being stifled by the court for less than virtuous reasons. Cable companies are the spawn of satan here in the US. They exert far too much influence on our politicians and, it seems, our judicial system.

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