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Netflix Rejects Canadian Regulator Jurisdiction Over Online Video

Aqualung812 Re:While I find it amusing... (150 comments)

We as Canadians have a different approach to government and how we want to build our society.

Bully for you! Now, go build your own Netflix that fits your model. Netflix can turn off access in Canada, which a lot of Canadians seemed to complain about before.

7 hours ago
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Netflix Rejects Canadian Regulator Jurisdiction Over Online Video

Aqualung812 Re:Superhero Netflix. (150 comments)

Why does Netflix get shit over this? The people that own the content Netflix sells (Hollywood) will not stream it without DRM. People on Linux wanted Netflix. This was the only reasonable solution.

Their other options were:
1. switch to another closed format from Adobe or similar
2. Stay on Silverlight and tell Linux users to piss off.
3. Remove DRM completely, and abandon all streaming outside of their own self-created content and a bunch of independent moves that few people would pay to see, since they're likely already available for free.

Either tell me which one you would choose as the owner of Netflix, explain what one I'm missing, or STFU.

7 hours ago
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Protesters Blockade Microsoft's Seattle Headquarters Over Tax Breaks

Aqualung812 Re:Misleading Headline (246 comments)

No, they are saying that the more you earn in this country, the more you have benefited from all of the things the taxes pay for: military, infrastructure, education, etc.

It is a flawed system, and there are better ones (I prefer everyone paying a flat income tax with no dedications), but saying that there should be only sales or use-based taxes is wrong.

about two weeks ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Aqualung812 Re:No, it wasn't. (463 comments)

To do that, they would have to show that it works better than already-proven technology like the police radio.

about three weeks ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Aqualung812 Re:No, it wasn't. (463 comments)

In the TFA case you would have to prove that a typical cop either would not have texted while driving or that a typical cop would not have crossed the lane while texting. Both of those would be really hard to prove in a court of law.

Ok, so either the police department is liable for his death by requiring police to drive in an unsafe manner (because typical cops would drift lanes while texting), or the officer is liable because most officers can stay in their line while texting. I don't see how neither can be at fault.

about three weeks ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Aqualung812 Re:No, it wasn't. (463 comments)

His duty to respond over the computer is unquestioned. While this would be normally illegal, he was allowed to do it since the job required it.

Unlike speeding to catch someone, the "line of duty" didn't require or even suggest that he should violate the lane or traffic yielding rules. He should be prosecuted on THOSE grounds.

For example, a policeman can't be arrested while responding to a call and speeding to get there.
A policeman, even on duty, CAN be convicted of violating the law if speeding because they wanted to get to lunch quicker.

about three weeks ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Aqualung812 Re:No, it wasn't. (463 comments)

In this case, the cop didn't break any laws or regulations.

Incorrect, he broke two in fact. He failed to yield to traffic on the road ahead of him (the bike), and he crossed the solid white lane when he entered the bike lane.

about three weeks ago
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FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike

Aqualung812 Re:Correction: (338 comments)

People that live in not so profitable areas need to pay more for living there, not offset the cost on other customers that have done nothing to deserve it.

Many of those people live in not so profitable areas because they are growing food for people in the profitable areas. Not everyone in a rural area is there to get away from it all.
Also, there are many young people that would LOVE to move away from the sticks, but without access to the Internet at a young age, they'll be stuck on the farm, at Walmart or in the energy business.

about a month ago
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Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

Aqualung812 Re:What about for iPhone? or Windows Phone? (368 comments)

I'm sure there are not. Apple really locks down what apps can do, and recording calls would be something they wouldn't allow.

Unless, of course, you're talking of a jailbroken version.

about a month ago
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Connected Collar Lets Your Cat Do the War-Driving

Aqualung812 Why do cats get to run free? (110 comments)

Only loosely on-topic, but why is it socially acceptable for many cat owners to simply let them have the run of the neighborhood?

As a dog owner, I have to keep my dogs strictly controlled, but neighbor's cats will shit all over the place and cause my dogs to go nuts as it flaunts across the front porch.

Is it just because OMG DOG ATTACKS?

about a month and a half ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

Aqualung812 Re:So 60% positive ? (256 comments)

You're preaching to the converted on the shitty implementation of this list. I don't support or defend it.

I just don't like people drawing a conclusion from a statement that isn't consistent with it.

about a month and a half ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

Aqualung812 Re:So 60% positive ? (256 comments)

You're misunderstand the point. This is simple logic.

A terrorist can have an affiliation with a group, or act independently.

So, a person can be in three states:
A: not a terrorist,
B: a terrorist without group affiliation
C: a terrorist with an affiliation.

The list contains 60% of the people in group C. 40% are either A or B. All of the ones that are B still fit the criteria for the watch list, so those are valid. There isn't enough info to tell us if the distribution is 60% C, 40% B, and 0% A (which would be perfect), or if there is some other mixture where people in group A are listed but shouldn't be, so we don't know how inaccurate the watch list is.

about a month and a half ago
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Planes Can Be Hacked Via Inflight Wi-fi, Says Researcher

Aqualung812 Re:No they cant. (151 comments)

No, but it should be expected. A connection to the Internet is still consider untrusted.

about a month and a half ago
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Planes Can Be Hacked Via Inflight Wi-fi, Says Researcher

Aqualung812 Re:No they cant. (151 comments)

Passenger data in the infotainment system? What makes you think there is anything sensitive in there?
I thought it was just shitty movies and games, along with a GPS map of where the plane is that is viewed only by passengers.

about a month and a half ago
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China Confirms New Generation of ICBM

Aqualung812 Re:Angry Proliferation Game (224 comments)

Maybe I've seen too many movies, but I always was told there was a "DRILL" code book and a "LIVE" code book, so the operator would know.

about 2 months ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

Aqualung812 Re:It's almost sane(really) (502 comments)

So, the crux of the issue is what the EU laws apply to: Their citizens only, all people in their borders, or all people and objects in their borders.

Very interesting.

about 2 months ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

Aqualung812 Re:It's almost sane(really) (502 comments)

As EU law would NOT allow me to release that information...

Is that a true statement?
My understanding, which may be wrong, is that EU law would not compel you to release that information. However, if you chose to (because you wanted to be released from jail in the US), then the EU would not prevent you.

about 2 months ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

Aqualung812 Re:It's almost sane(really) (502 comments)

Your case is only true if Dutch law PREVENTED YOU from accessing your own system.

You own the computer, therefore your access of the system is legal.

You are in US custody, and can be compelled to provide items under court order.

You then legally access your own system remotely, then retrieve the items in question.

about 2 months ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

Aqualung812 Re:It's almost sane(really) (502 comments)

Ok, so we agree. I accept and agree that you could try to gain asylum in Amsterdam as soon as you walk off the plane.

Now, take your analogy to what TFA is actually talking about. You could SSH or RDP to your computer sitting in Amsterdam from a US government computer in the states, and hand it to them after logging in. As you said, the action (the command on the computer you are using) is wholly performed on US soil.

Agree?

about 2 months ago

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Cisco.com down for hours - "Facility issues

Aqualung812 Aqualung812 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Aqualung812 (959532) writes "Cisco.com went down somewhere around 1300 EDT, still down. Story here. The only cisco.com site that appears to be up is their blog site. That site is claiming that is that "Cisco is experiencing some facility issues". Updates will be posted at that location."

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