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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Calydor Re: Hypocrisy (540 comments)

frikken lazerz

Let's see what we can come up with of insults based on that name. Hmm ... Maybe that you're making light of the problem?

2 days ago
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Internet Companies Want Wireless Net Neutrality Too

Calydor Re:As in (38 comments)

Of COURSE wireless carriers are draconian.

They transmit everything through the air. Dragons fly in the air. Therefore they're draconian.

about a week ago
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Warner Brothers Announces 10 New DC Comics Movies

Calydor Re:Hollywood is mentally bankrupt (187 comments)

Where does Game of Thrones fit in that list? Or do adaptations of books also count?

about a week ago
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More Details On The 3rd-Party Apps That Led to Snapchat Leaks

Calydor Re:Excuse me while.. (101 comments)

Which means it has been like this for ALL OF THEIR LIVES.

At least old people have the excuse that it's relatively new to them.

about two weeks ago
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Where Intel Processors Fail At Math (Again)

Calydor Re:Intel Common Core i7 (239 comments)

> Writing a fancy word.

> And doing it incorrectly.

about two weeks ago
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DoJ: Law Enforcement Can Impersonate People On Facebook

Calydor Re:disgusting (191 comments)

Wasn't there a case not that long ago where a judge allowed a summons to be sent through Facebook because that was the only way of reaching someone? Combine that with this and you have a rather scary scenario.

about two weeks ago
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Dubai Police To Use Google Glass For Facial Recognition

Calydor Re:Enforce (122 comments)

"Meh, I'm bored. Nothing ever happens on my WAIT THAT GUY LOOKS LIKE THAT PHOTO I SAW LAST WEEK!" *bullrush*

See, this is the kind of thing we have RIGHT NOW.

about three weeks ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

Calydor Re: Big Old Liar (276 comments)

Yeah, those. What of it? You don't have that in America?

about three weeks ago
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Dubai Police To Use Google Glass For Facial Recognition

Calydor Re:Enforce (122 comments)

The first thing to spring to mind about false positives is they'll (in most cases, one would hope) be pulled aside and questioned, while the Glass runs a more in-depth analysis of their face rather than just the quick scan necessary to look out over a crowd. Various science-fiction movies and shows already give ideas in this regard, I believe. It's not like computerized facial recognition when a police officer looks at you is a new idea.

about three weeks ago
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Four Charged With Stealing Army Helicopter Training Software

Calydor Re:Could be dangerous (46 comments)

the computer networks of the U.S. Army and several tech companies

It's right there in the summary.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Calydor Re: Missed opportunity (644 comments)

No, those are the hottest things, not the coolest.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

Calydor Re:Start menu usage dropped in lieu of what? (269 comments)

What if you can't recall the name of the program, but you know you'll recognize it the moment you see its folder in the ... oh wait. No Start menu.

about three weeks ago
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FCC To Rule On "Paid Prioritization" Deals By Internet Service Providers

Calydor Re: We are fucked (126 comments)

Not entirely sure what you mean by downloading offline, whether you mean pirating for offline use or buying at a store.

Yes, let's go back in time twenty years to when brick and mortar stores were all the rage rather than following technological evolution because a few powerhouse ISPs want to have their cake and eat it too.

about three weeks ago
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FCC To Rule On "Paid Prioritization" Deals By Internet Service Providers

Calydor Re: We are fucked (126 comments)

It's not just movies, though Netflix has been the visible player in all of this.

Imagine if Valve and Comcast can't reach an agreement. Whoops, suddenly your Steam library downloads at 10 KB/s. Or that MMO you play, their latest 10 GB download for the next expansion comes down at that speed because you're with Time Warner. Wanna try out a beta for a game? No agreement signed, you'll be ready to play in a week.

This is not just solved by RL rental stores or pirating. Oh, and if this non-neutrality goes through, rest assured that P2P can suddenly be throttled to effectively a trickle.

about three weeks ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Calydor Re:What a fool (302 comments)

how do you identify these rouge, unlicensed website operators?

By catching them red-handed.

about three weeks ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

Calydor Re:Solution? (907 comments)

Because earning money without having a car to get to work is an option for 100% of the population.

about a month ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Calydor Re:The over-65's swung it for No (474 comments)

You missed my point.

The point is that being part of the UK does not - at least to the extent of my knowledge - leave the Scots oppressed, with no rights or luxuries. They are not an ostracized minority in their own country. Yes, of course they would have basic necessities and luxuries whether they were in the UK or not, but if leaving at this point means a portion of the citizens face financial ruin, then of COURSE they will vote no to leaving.

about a month ago
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

Calydor Re:Recent claims by whom? (224 comments)

Wait ...

So dolphins are catfish?

about a month ago

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