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Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

Aryden Re:Sigh (335 comments)

I believe it is referred to as the revolving door of government.

about a week ago
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Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

Aryden Re:Sigh (335 comments)

I would prefer the method used by, I think Denmark, where you can donate all the money you want, it all goes into a superfund and dispersed evenly amongst the contenders.

about a week ago
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Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

Aryden Re:Sigh (335 comments)

You're only partially correct. Corporations can donate directly to a campaign, but they are limited in how much they can donate. They can donate any amount they wish to a PAC or multiple PACS. Now, PACS aren't supposed to donate to campaigns, but they can. Additionally, congresscritters receive compensation from corporations in the form of "after public service" appointments, appoitments for family members, vacations, stock options and many, many, many other ways.

about a week ago
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Iceland's Seismic Activity: A Repeat Show for Atmospheric Ash?

Aryden Re:Unfortunately (69 comments)

Aye-YA-Fahtla-Yokool

about two weeks ago
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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

Aryden sooo...... (790 comments)

If I want to have google snitch on someone I don't like, I just send that person an email with child porn attached from an anonymous eastern europe email address and google does the work for me??

about a month ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

Aryden Ad block (160 comments)

and it doesn't matter.

about a month ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

Aryden Re:Time will tell (354 comments)

It is sad, the bill that was in the senate from Mccain to force cable providers to offer shows/stations al a carte died.

about a month ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

Aryden Re:Time will tell (354 comments)

It really depends, some programming I watch (Daily show, Colbert Report, Castle) rarely has commercials or they have this option to watch and extended commercial first and then no commercials for that episode during the show. I agree, it's annoying. I'd rather not have to see commercials for user supported tv, but HULU is owned by the big baddies of the media industry so it's inevitable.

about a month ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

Aryden Re:Time will tell (354 comments)

Use Hulu plus

about a month and a half ago
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More Forgotten Vials of Deadly Diseases Discovered

Aryden Re:Thanks Obama! (55 comments)

What the flying fuck does the Obama administration have to with this? It seems, the administration is now taking the CORRECT action about something that was actually done before he ever showed up on the political scene...

about a month and a half ago
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More Forgotten Vials of Deadly Diseases Discovered

Aryden wtf (55 comments)

So glad I no longer work in that office.

about a month and a half ago
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A Box of Forgotten Smallpox Vials Was Just Found In an FDA Closet

Aryden OMAGHERD (120 comments)

Fuck me, I worked in that office for most of last year.

about 2 months ago
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Wireless Contraception

Aryden Re:Security... (302 comments)

It stimulates hormone production. turning it off for a few hours after sex isn't going to cause a pregnancy as the hormones are still being produced. Now, if you turn it off one early morning, then shag it up for the next few days, yeah, you've got an issue.

about 2 months ago
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US Arrests Son of Russian MP In Maldives For Hacking

Aryden Re:Hm... (176 comments)

The simple fact us America is full of self entitled douchebags who believe it is their right to grant themselves permission for anything they like.

Though there are many here, the country is not actually "full" of them. It just so happens that the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

about 2 months ago
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US Arrests Son of Russian MP In Maldives For Hacking

Aryden Re:Hm... (176 comments)

How about the killing of Bin-Laden in Pakistan without Pakistan's permission. There's a very public instance of invading a sovereign nation with military forces for the intent to capture or kill OBL. The US government does what it wishes, when it wishes to do it and lives under the belief that it is easier to ask forgiveness than it is to ask permission.

about 2 months ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Aryden Re:Actually makes good sense (702 comments)

Hartsfield international, BWI, they are before and after security.

about 2 months ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Aryden Re:Actually makes good sense (702 comments)

Every airport I've been in in the last 3 years has had many many charging stations (free) for laptops and mobile phones.

about 2 months ago
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Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

Aryden Re:The smell of YOU! (415 comments)

If it is in your home, one would assume a great many things would smell like you, namely your clothes bed, couch, fridge, chairs, table, door handles, bathrooms, and any number of other things that would all register as false positives were that the case.

about 2 months ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

Aryden Re:Hah! (681 comments)

PEBKAC

about 2 months ago

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Kickstarter Hacked?

Aryden Aryden writes  |  about 7 months ago

Aryden (1872756) writes "Today, I received this email:

On Wednesday night, law enforcement officials contacted Kickstarter and alerted us that hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access to some of our customers' data. Upon learning this, we immediately closed the security breach and began strengthening security measures throughout the Kickstarter system. No credit card data of any kind was accessed by hackers. There is no evidence of unauthorized activity of any kind on your account. While no credit card data was accessed, some information about our customers was. Accessed information included usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. Actual passwords were not revealed, however it is possible for a malicious person with enough computing power to guess and crack an encrypted password, particularly a weak or obvious one. As a precaution, we have reset your Facebook login credentials to secure your account. No further action is necessary on your part. We’re incredibly sorry that this happened. We set a very high bar for how we serve our community, and this incident is frustrating and upsetting. We have since improved our security procedures and systems in numerous ways, and we will continue to do so in the weeks and months to come. We are working closely with law enforcement, and we are doing everything in our power to prevent this from happening again. Kickstarter is a vibrant community like no other, and we can’t thank you enough for being a part of it. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. You can reach us at accountsecurity@kickstarter.com. Thank you, Yancey Strickler Kickstarter CEO

Confirmed by Techcrunch and media outlets. My question is, why would law enforcement notify Kickstarter when it should have been Kickstarter notifying law enforcement?"
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Theater patron wearing Google Glass questioned by Homeland Security

Aryden Aryden writes  |  about 7 months ago

Aryden (1872756) writes "A man who was wearing a Google Glass device during a showing of “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” last Saturday at an AMC Theatres location in Columbus, Ohio, was questioned by agents from the Dept. of Homeland Security — to see if he was illegally recording the pic.

An AMC rep confirmed the incident, which was reported by The Gadgeteer blog. In a statement, the theater chain said, “While we’re huge fans of technology and innovation, wearing a device that has the capability to record video is not appropriate at the movie theater.”"

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Judge: Your Seized Phone Can Be Used to Impersonate You to Spy on Your Friends

Aryden Aryden writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Aryden writes "A judge has ruled that if your phone is seized by the police, it's completely legal for them to send and receive text messages pretending to be you to try to convince your contacts to incriminate themselves. What?"
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BBC News - Coke and Pepsi alter recipe to avoid cancer warning

Aryden Aryden writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Aryden (1872756) writes "Coke and Pepsi alter recipe to avoid cancer warning

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo account for nearly 90% of the US fizzy drink market
Coca-Cola and Pepsi are changing the recipes for their drinks to avoid being legally obliged to put a cancer warning label on the bottle.

The new recipe for caramel colouring in the drinks has less 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI) — a chemical which California has added to its list of carcinogens.

The change to the recipe has already been introduced in California but will be rolled out across the US.

Coca-Cola says there is no health risk to justify the change.

'No risk'
Spokeswoman Diana Garza-Ciarlante told the Associated Press news agency they wanted to ensure their products "would not be subject to the requirement of a scientifically unfounded warning".

Continue reading the main story
4-methylimidazole (4-MEI)

Formed naturally in the heating and browning process
Occurs in caramel colouring as well as some roasted and cooked foods
Can be in some cleaning, photographic and agricultural chemicals, dyes and pharmaceuticals
Exposure can be through consumption or during manufacturing process
Source: California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

The chemical has been linked to cancer in mice and rats, according to one study, but there is no evidence that it poses a health risk to humans, said the American Beverage Association, which represents the wider industry.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claims a person would need to drink more than 1,000 cans of Coke or Pepsi a day to take in the same dose of the chemical that was given to the animals in the lab test.

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo account for nearly 90% of the US fizzy drink market, according to one industry tracker, Beverage Digest.

The companies say changing their recipes across the whole of the US, not just in California, makes the drinks more efficient to manufacture.

In a statement Coca-Cola added that the manufacturing process across Europe would not change.

It said that apart from California "not one single regulatory agency around the world considers the exposure of the public to 4-MEI as present in caramels as an issue"."

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Apple's China legal battle over iPad spreads to U.S. | Reuters

Aryden Aryden writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Aryden (1872756) writes "LOS ANGELES/HONG KONG (Reuters) — A Chinese firm trying to stop Apple Inc from using the iPad name in China has launched an attack on the consumer electronics giant's home turf, filing a lawsuit in California"
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Mobile networks claim 13.9 billion lost to messaging apps.

Aryden Aryden writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Aryden (1872756) writes "Social messaging apps 'lost networks $13.9bn in 2011'

Social messaging applications cost mobile network operators $13.9bn (£8.8bn) in lost SMS revenue last year, a report has claimed.

Analysis firm Ovum studied global use of popular services like Whatsapp, Blackberry Messenger and Facebook chat.

It concluded that mobile operators must "work together to face the challenge from major internet players".

Industry experts say operators can offset any losses through effective costing plans by mobile networks.

The report gathered usage statistics from the leading social messaging applications typically used on smartphones across the world.

As well as well-known names from popular social networks in the Western world, the study also included apps such as MXit — a massively popular program used mainly in South Africa."

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Tech Giants give us a taste of a censored web.

Aryden Aryden writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Aryden (1872756) writes "Well, they held true to their word. Sites such as Google, Wikipedia and Wordpress have gone into anti-sopa/pipa mode with everything from a blacked out Google doodle, to a very impressive blacked out, form laden Wordpress site. By far, Wordpress has done the best with a blacked out background, video, form to email your congressman, form to have a call placed to your congressman, and a form to petition the U.S. State Department if you are not a U.S. citizen.

Wikipedia, as of this writing, has not changed their index page but promises to do so."

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RIM to offer multiplatform device management

Aryden Aryden writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Aryden (1872756) writes "Research In Motion is taking on mobile device management for Android and Apple iOS devices as well as its own products, introducing the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion product, on Tuesday.

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion is designed to simplify the management of phones and tablets that run RIM's current BlackBerry OS and the emerging BBX platform, which is based on the QNX software that currently powers RIM's PlayBook tablet. But Mobile Fusion will also manage devices using the two biggest mobile OSs, Android and iOS."

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Pioneer Star Found

Aryden Aryden writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Aryden (1872756) writes "UK and US scientists have found the remnants of a star that exploded more than 13 billion years ago.

It would most probably have been one of the very first stars to shine in the Universe, they say.

All that is left of this pioneer is the gas cloud it threw out into space when it blew itself apart.

It was identified when its contents were illuminated by the brilliant light coming from the surroundings of a distant black hole."

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FBI defend raids on Texas Datacenter.

Aryden Aryden writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Aryden (1872756) writes "Wired Reports: "The FBI on Tuesday defended its raids on at least two data centers in Texas, in which agents carted out equipment and disrupted service to hundreds of businesses.

The raids were part of an investigation prompted by complaints from AT&T and Verizon about unpaid bills allegedly owed by some data center customers, according to court records. One data center owner charges that the telecoms are using the FBI to collect debts that should be resolved in civil court. But on Tuesday, an FBI spokesman disputed that charge.""

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