* Posts by Autonomous Cowherds

7 posts • joined 24 Oct 2017

Uncle Sam charges Julian Assange with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion

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The inevitable rape joke.

Why do people find prison rape culture funny? What is wrong with you?

Millennials 'horrify' their neighbours with knob-shaped lights display

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"When you walk home you just don't expect to come face to face with an enormous penis on a wall.

The lights were flashing and it is so in your face, you cannot help staring at it."

~Repressed home owner, 53.

Audiophiles have really taken to the warm digital tone of streaming music

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Re: What about the artists?

"the most significant roadblock on the path to sustainable growth, where <span class="strike"> certain online user upload services </span> the music industry exploit(s) music without returning fair revenue to those that are creating <span class="strike"> and investing in </span> it,"

I read the comment in article, and had a similar feeling to you. I guess 'they' feel that the promotion of music for sale (investing in it) is more important to them than providing fair revenue for artists (creating it).

'Your computer has a virus' cold call con artists on the rise – Microsoft

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Re: Re "putting the phone down is almost always the right thing to do."

@platelet - Wow - 102 starts pretty standard, (with some very long and incredibly cringy advert-plugs) but by the end, its a very, very interesting insight into the tech scam world; not that far away from a 16/17 year old in the UK finding themselves in a double glazing cold call office.

Thanks for posting!

Slap visibility beacons on bikes so they can chat to auto autos, says trade body

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Re: Call me cynical...

Interesting - this may be the 'alternative motivation' dissonance I was picking up on. Thanks for the insight.

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Call me cynical...

Speaking at the Geneva Motor Show, Manuel Marsilio of the Confederation for the European Bicycle Industry, an EU lobby group, said: "Bicycles will definitely have to communicate with other vehicles."

Happy to be corrected if you know different, but a lobby group called 'Confederation for the European Bicycle industry' speaking at the Geneva Motor Show sounds rather a lot like like double speak for:

'Motor Industry Lobby Group Trying To Suppress The European Bicycle Industry'.

Another day, another cryptocurrency miner lurking in a Google Chrome extension

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Re: As long as I am asked

@Diogenes - I agree. I would happily give a low percentage of cycles to support a website. This includes elReg - I'd happily flick a '10-30% mine to disable ads' switch.

Honestly, I really want to support content that I like. I'd be happy to spend electricity on it. I much prefer this to opening my consciousness to manipulative, mind washing advertising pushed at my eyeballs (https://www.forbes.com/sites/ajagrawal/2016/06/12/how-nlp-can-boost-your-marketing-influence/#26b0e1717c13).

That said, there are a number of players who rely on selling advertising to make lots of money. Viable alternative to advertising? Expect big players to bring out The FUD Gun!

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