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NSA Chief Denies Claims of Domestic Spying

BabyDuckHat Semantics (149 comments)

It's clear they *can* intercept and store anything they want and at this point it looks like they're working on intercepting and storing everything all the time. They probably don't actually look at it all though without a warrant (which is trivial to get at this point) or only in aggregate. Some might argue that since they have it but don't look at it they're not spying. For me, that's too close to the line. I'd prefer they couldn't collect it without a warrant. Sure, it might make their job a bit harder but those are the breaks. If you could see anything about anyone with the push of a button, would you refrain from pushing it?

more than 2 years ago

RIM Server Crash Leaves Millions Without BBM

BabyDuckHat Future Thinking (191 comments)

In four years I'll be starting a company based on the idea of having a device that stores all your photos, emails, and applications locally so you aren't tied to the cloud.

more than 2 years ago

Competing Contests To Create Pro- and Anti-Piracy PSAs

BabyDuckHat Re:Not too useful (220 comments)

There will always be musicians. It's the bloated middle-men that are dying. I don't think that's a bad thing.

more than 2 years ago

Competing Contests To Create Pro- and Anti-Piracy PSAs

BabyDuckHat Re:Well done Techdirt (220 comments)

It's not our job to fix your company dude. Maybe if we thought you'd pay for the ideas instead of stealing them we would share them with you. No one works for free.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Exec Responds To the Google-Motorola Deal

BabyDuckHat Open (293 comments)

They keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means.

about 3 years ago

Apple Announces iCloud and iWork For iOS

BabyDuckHat Re:Apple terms (201 comments)

No, no, you're doing it wrong. You open it up at the beginning to get users then tighten the screws and change the terms once everyone is locked it. Bait and switch.

more than 3 years ago

AT&T Lowers Data Access To Just $500/GB

BabyDuckHat Fundamental (339 comments)

"...those who can afford the least still pay by far the most."

That's true almost everywhere in Capitalism.

more than 3 years ago

Why Paywalls Are Good, But NYT's Is Flawed

BabyDuckHat Devalued? (256 comments)

Or rightvalued?

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Continues Android Legal Assault

BabyDuckHat Moral High Ground (344 comments)

"Android devices must respect our intellectual property rights"

I'm always amused when a corporation get's on it's intellectual property high-horse to try and claim some kind of moral superiority.

That's like a greedy sociopath who uses and abuses people suing someone for besmirching their good name.

"The little people I step on must respect my rights."

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Continues Android Legal Assault

BabyDuckHat Re:List of these important patented innovations (344 comments)

Those were considered innovative enough to warrant a patent?

1. File patents for obvious ideas involving computers
2. Wait for someone else to implement the ideas and make money
3. Sue them
4. Profit!

(The lack of the ??? step is the truly sad part there.)

more than 3 years ago

Time Warner Cable Launches iPad App With Live TV

BabyDuckHat Re:They tried. They failed. Here's what's left... (141 comments)

I think we'll literally have to wait until the executives of these companies retire or die so that someone who gets it can take over and stop pretending it's 1985.

more than 3 years ago

Time Warner Cable Launches iPad App With Live TV

BabyDuckHat So it's...cable TV then? (141 comments)

What a bunch of dinosaurs.

more than 3 years ago

AT&T To Introduce Broadband Caps

BabyDuckHat Re:seems generous (538 comments)

Generous, for now.

more than 3 years ago

DNA Testing Proposed For All Felony Arrests In New Mexico

BabyDuckHat Obey. (155 comments)

Security is more important than your personal privacy or perverse incentives concerns citizen.

more than 3 years ago

WikiLeaks Will Unveil Major Bank Scandal

BabyDuckHat Re:Shorting Op. (1018 comments)

Well, The New York Times theorizes that it's Bank of America. That's where I'd start.

more than 3 years ago

US Marshals Saved 35,000 Full Body Scans

BabyDuckHat Re:Obese pictures! (712 comments)

Hey, we're not fat. It's glandular.

more than 3 years ago



Microsoft Changing Users Default Search Engine

BabyDuckHat BabyDuckHat writes  |  more than 5 years ago

BabyDuckHat (1503839) writes "Cnet's Dennis O'Reilly caught "Windows Search Helper" trying to change his default Firefox search from Google to Bing. This isn't the first time the software company has been caught quietly changing user's preferences to benefit it's own products."


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